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): December 2, 2014
VOYA FINANCIAL, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
230 Park Avenue
New York, New York
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 309-8200
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02(e). Entry into a Material Compensatory Arrangement.
On December 2, 2014, Voya Financial, Inc. (the Company) entered into a Separation Agreement with Mary E. (Maliz) Beams, who was until October 15, 2014 the Chief Executive Officer of the Companys Retirement Solutions business and a named executive officer of the Company.
Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, Ms. Beams will receive (i) a continuance of base salary payments and eligibility to participate in Company health and welfare benefits at the same rates as active employees, in each case through December 31, 2014; (ii) vesting of existing grants of restricted stock units of the Company previously granted to Ms. Beams, representing 114,889 shares of the Companys common stock, which shares of common stock will be delivered according to their original vesting schedule between March 2015 and March 2018; (iii) vesting of a portion of existing equity awards of ING Groep N.V. (ING Group), the Companys former parent, previously granted to Ms. Beams, representing 24,951 deferred and performance shares of ING Group, which shares will be converted to cash proceeds and such proceeds delivered as soon as practicable following the execution and delivery of the Separation Agreement; and (iv) limited outplacement and financial planning services. The vesting and delivery terms of the restricted stock units of the Company previously granted to Ms. Beams were established in accordance with the requirements of the Capital Requirements Directive of the European Union, as such requirements were implemented by the Dutch National Bank (CRD). The Company was subject to CRD at the time of such grants as a consequence of its majority ownership by ING Group, a financial institution domiciled in the Netherlands. The mandatory application of CRD requirements to the Companys compensation arrangements ended on March 25, 2014, the date on which ING Group ceased to own a majority of the Companys common stock.
Ms. Beams will also be eligible for a payment under the Companys Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP) for 2014, payable at the discretion of the Compensation and Benefits Committee of the Companys Board of Directors, on a pro-rata basis based on Ms. Beams date of separation from the Company on October 15, 2014. If paid, the ICP payment will be made at the same time as ICP payments are made to other employees of the Company, expected to be in March 2015, and on the basis of Ms. Beams being deemed to have received a performance rating of meets expectations with respect to the 2014 performance year.
The payment or delivery of any benefits under the Separation Agreement to Ms. Beams is contingent on the execution by Ms. Beams of releases of claims in favor of the Company and Ms. Beams continued compliance with the terms of the Separation Agreement. Under the Separation Agreement, Ms. Beams is subject to non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disparagement, cooperation, and confidentiality obligations in favor of the Company.
A copy of the Separation Agreement has been filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. and is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02(e).
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Separation Agreement, dated December 2, 2014.|
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.
|Voya Financial, Inc.|
|By:||/s/ HARRIS OLINER|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary|
Dated: December 5, 2014