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 16, 2015
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.||Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers|
On December 16, 2015, the Compensation and Benefits Committee of the Board of Directors of Voya Financial, Inc. (the Company) granted performance-based stock options (the Options) to its senior management including the Companys principal executive officer, principal financial officer and other named executive officers (as such term is defined in Item 402 of Regulation S-K), at a strike price equal to $37.60, the closing price of Company common stock on the grant date, as reported by the New York Stock Exchange.
The Options are subject to vesting conditions based on the achievement over a four quarter period of specified levels of Ongoing Business Adjusted Operating Return on Equity, as defined and reported in the Companys quarterly earnings releases, each of which is furnished to the SEC following the conclusion of the applicable quarter under Item 2.02 of Form 8-K. The Options generally become exercisable one year following achievement of the relevant vesting condition. In the event of a change in control of the Company, the performance conditions on vesting will be waived and the Options will become vested and exercisable on the first anniversary of the change of control (with exceptions for certain terminations of employment). The Options have a term of ten years from the grant date, but to the extent that the relevant vesting condition has not been met by December 31, 2018, any unvested Options will expire without value. The Options have been issued under the Companys 2014 Omnibus Employee Incentive Plan (Omnibus Plan), and are subject to the terms and conditions of the Omnibus Plan. The form of grant agreement pursuant to which the Options have been granted (the Grant Agreement) is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and the Omnibus Plan has been filed as Exhibit B-1 to the Companys Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 16, 2014. Each of the Grant Agreement and Omnibus Plan are hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
Rodney O. Martin, Jr., the Companys Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (and principal executive officer), was granted Options with respect to 158,900 shares of the Companys common stock; Alain M. Karaoglan, the Companys Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (and a named executive officer) was granted Options with respect to 119,200 shares of the Companys common stock; Ewout L. Steenbergen, the Companys Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (and principal financial officer) was granted Options with respect to 119,200 shares of the Companys common stock; Jeffrey T. Becker, the Chief Executive Officer of the Companys Investment Management business (and a named executive officer) was granted Options with respect to 111,200 shares of the Companys common stock; and Michael S. Smith, the Chief Executive Officer of the Companys Insurance Solutions business (and a named executive officer) was granted Options with respect to 111,200 shares of the Companys common stock.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Form of Option Plan Grant Agreement.|
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.|
|Title:||Senior Vice President and|
|Deputy General Counsel|
Dated: December 18, 2015