SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 24, 2019
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File No.)
6501 Legacy Drive
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (972) 431-1000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock of 50 cents par value
Preferred Stock Purchase Rights
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter)
Emerging Growth Company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) On May 24, 2019, the stockholders of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (“Company”) approved the J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan (“2019 Plan”). The 2019 Plan replaces the J. C. Penney Company, Inc. 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
The 2019 Plan will be administered by, or under the direction of, a committee of the Board of Directors (“Committee”) constituted in such a manner as to comply at all times with Rule 16b-3 or any successor rule promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
The 2019 Plan allows for grants of (i) stock options, stock appreciation rights and stock awards (collectively, “Equity Awards”) and cash incentive awards (together, “Awards”) to associate participants selected by the Committee or its delegate and (ii) Equity Awards to non-associate Director participants. Under the 2019 Plan, Awards to associate participants are subject to such conditions as continued employment, qualifying termination, passage of time and/or satisfaction of performance criteria as specified in the 2019 Plan or set by the Committee. The amounts of Awards granted will vary. The terms of each Equity Award will be set forth in a grant notice or grant agreement provided by the Company to the recipient of the Equity Award.
In no event may more than: (i) 17,885,906 shares of common stock be issued as stock awards over the term of the 2019 Plan; (ii) 26,650,000 shares of common stock be issued pursuant to incentive stock options within the meaning of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, over the term of the 2019 Plan; (iii) 4,000,000 shares of common stock be granted as stock options or stock appreciation rights, singly or in combination, to any participant in any fiscal year; or (iv) 3,000,000 shares of common stock be granted as performance-based Equity Awards, singly or in combination, to any participant in any fiscal year. Performance-based cash incentive awards to any individual associate participant in any calendar year may not exceed the product of $2,000,000 and the number of years in the performance cycle. Annual Equity Awards granted to each non-associate Director may not exceed $500,000 based on grant date fair value.
The 2019 Plan became effective on May 24, 2019 and will expire (unless earlier terminated by the Board of Directors) on May 31, 2024.
The foregoing description of the 2019 Plan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the 2019 Plan, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
The Company held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 24, 2019. At the Annual Meeting, stockholders considered and voted upon four proposals: (1) to elect ten directors nominated by the Board of Directors for a one-year term expiring at the next annual meeting of stockholders or until their successors are elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or retirement; (2) to ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent auditor for the fiscal year ending February 1, 2020; (3) approval of the adoption of the Company’s 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan; and (4) approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as described in the Company’s Proxy Statement. The final results of the voting on each proposal were as follows:
Paul J. Brown
Wonya Y. Lucas
B. Craig Owens
Lisa A. Payne
Debora A. Plunkett
Leonard H. Roberts
Javier G. Teruel
Ronald W. Tysoe
2. Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditor.
3. Adoption of the Company’s 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
4. Advisory Vote on Compensation of Named Executive Officers.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC.
By: /s/ Brandy L. Treadway
Brandy L. Treadway
Senior Vice President,
Date: May 24, 2019