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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
November 9, 2006
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
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Item 5.02(e). Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
|A.||ResMed Inc. 2006 Incentive Award Plan|
On November 9, 2006, at the annual meeting of shareholders, the shareholders of ResMed Inc. (the Company) approved the ResMed Inc. 2006 Incentive Award Plan (the 2006 Plan) that provides for the grant of equity awards to members of the board of directors, employees and consultants. A summary of the principal provisions of the 2006 Plan is set forth below. The summary is qualified by reference to the full text of the 2006 Plan, which is attached hereto.
The purpose of the 2006 Plan is to succeed the Companys prior equity incentive plan, the 1997 Equity Participation Plan of ResMed Inc. (the 1997 Plan). With the adoption of the 2006 Plan, the 1997 Plan was terminated as to future awards.
The 2006 Plan authorizes the issuance of 7,800,000 shares of common stock of the Company, par value $0.004, (Common Stock) as awards granted under the 2006 Plan. The number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the 2006 Plan will be reduced by two and one-tenth (2.1) shares for each one share of Common Stock delivered in settlement of any full-value award, which is any award other than a stock option, stock appreciation right or other award for which the holder pays the intrinsic value. To the extent that an award granted under the 2006 Plan terminates, expires or lapses for any reason, the number of shares of Common Stock which may be issued or transferred under the 2006 Plan will automatically be increased by (i) one share for each one stock option, stock appreciation right and other award for which the holder pays the intrinsic value that is subsequently terminated, expired, cancelled, forfeited or repurchased, and (ii) two and one-tenth (2.1) shares for every full-value award that is subsequently expired, cancelled, forfeited or repurchased. The maximum number of shares of common stock that may be subject to one or more awards granted to a participant during any fiscal year is 1,000,000 shares.
The 2006 Plan provides for the grant of incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, deferred stock awards, dividend equivalents, performance awards and stock payments, or any combination, to eligible individuals. The terms of the awards are subject to the provisions in an award agreement, consistent with the terms of the 2006 Plan.
The exercise price of a stock option and the base price of a stock appreciation right shall not be less than the fair market value of the Companys common stock on the date of grant. No stock option shall be exercisable later than seven (7) years after the date it is granted. In general, full value awards are required to vest over a period of not less than (i) three years from the grant date for those full value awards that vest based solely on employment with the Company, or (ii) one year following the commencement of the performance period, for full value awards that vest based upon the attainment of performance goals.
The plan administrator is authorized to grant awards intended to qualify as performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The 2006 Plan enumerates certain performance criteria that may be used in granting such awards. Cash settled awards payable to any person during a fiscal year that are intended to be performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) may not exceed $2,000,000.
The 2006 Plan generally will be administered by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. The 2006 Plan also contains provisions with respect to the qualification of certain awards as performance-based compensation under Section 162(m), payment of purchase prices, vesting and expiration of awards, treatment of awards upon sale of the Company, transferability of awards, and tax withholding requirements. Various other terms, conditions and limitations apply, as further described in the 2006 Plan. The administrator may terminate the 2006 Plan at any time. However, in no event may an award be granted pursuant to the 2006 Plan on or after August 21, 2016.
On November 9, 2006, the Compensation Committee and the Board of Directors of the Company adopted the first amendment to the 2006 Plan (the Amendment) to provide that the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock, subject to awards granted under the 2006 Plan, will be the closing price on the New York Stock Exchange on the grant date.
|B.||Option Grants to Executive Officers Modified Terms|
On November 9, 2006, the Compensation Committee approved modified grant terms for options granted under the 2006 Plan and granted options and approved options to be granted on November 10 to our chief executive officer and each of the other executive officers of the Company under the 2006 Plan on such modified terms. The per share exercise price for the options granted was $46.19, based on the closing sale price of the Companys common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on November 10, 2006, the date of grant. The option grant terms that were modified from the Companys previous option grant terms for executive officers include: (i) extended option exercise period of one year following termination of employment of the executive for any reason; and (ii) accelerated option vesting upon an involuntary termination of the executives employment by the Company or successor entity, or a termination by the executive for good reason, in each case within two years following a change in control. The terms involuntary termination and good reason are defined in the option agreement and change in control is defined in the 2006 Plan.
The options issued to our chief executive officer and each of the other executive officers of the Company are summarized in the following table:
Number of Shares
of Common Stock
|Peter C. Farrell||
Chief Executive Officer and
Chairman of the Board of Directors
|Kieran T. Gallahue||President and Chief Operating Officer, ResMed Global||75,000|
|Brett Sandercock||Chief Financial Officer||45,000|
|Adrian M. Smith||Chief Operating Officer, Europe||35,000|
|Keith Serzen||Chief Operating Officer, Americas||45,000|
|Robert Douglas||Chief Operating Officer, Sydney||35,000|
Global General Counsel;
Sr. Vice President, Organizational Development; and Corporate Secretary
|Paul Eisen||Sr. Vice President, Asia Pacific||30,000|
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Description of Document
|99.1||ResMed Inc. 2006 Incentive Award Plan|
In accordance with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has authorized and caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned officer.
|Date: November 15, 2006||
|/s/ DAVID PENDARVIS|
Senior Vice President