SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2013
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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Section 5 -
Corporate Governance and Management
Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Gentex Corporation (the "Company") has increased the overall responsibilities of Paul Flynn, including oversight of the Company's Prototype Department and Advanced Process Group, as well as certain other areas, in addition to overall operations management. His title remains Vice President – Operations and he is already an executive officer with reporting requirements under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
In connection with Mr. Flynn's increased responsibilities, on June 17, 2013, the Company set Mr. Flynn's annual salary at $190,164 (effective in accordance with Company policies and procedures). He remains eligible for profit-sharing bonuses and discretionary bonuses, which are also available to all salaried employees and officers generally and which, in operation, provide for the same method of allocation of benefits between management and non-management participants. In addition, Mr. Flynn will also receive a 9,170-share stock option grant pursuant to the Company's shareholder approved Employee Stock Option Plan, with such grant to be made at the next regularly scheduled Compensation Committee meeting (in accordance with Company policies and procedures). Finally, Mr. Flynn is to receive a $25,000 discretionary bonus based on safety and cost containment efforts, as well as certain productivity improvements.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Mr. Flynn does not have a written employment agreement and will continue to be an at-will employee of the Company as is the case with all employees of the Company.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
Dated: June 21, 2013 GENTEX CORPORATION
By /s/Fred Bauer
Its Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer