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): December 31, 2015
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
600 North Centennial Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800
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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 Scott Ryan. His title is Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 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. Ryan's increased responsibilities, on December 31, 2015, the Company set Mr. Ryan's annual salary at $205,000 (effective in accordance with Company policies and procedures). In addition, Mr. Ryan will also receive a 4,580 share stock option grant and a restricted stock grant of 1,650 shares, pursuant to the Company's shareholder approved Employee Stock Option Plan and shareholder approved Second Restricted Stock Plan, respectively, with such grants to be made at the regularly scheduled fourth quarter Compensation Committee meeting (in accordance with Company policies and procedures).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Mr. Ryan 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: January 5, 2016
By /s/ Kevin C. Nash
Kevin C. Nash
Its Chief Accounting Officer