SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 30, 2005
DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission file number)||(I.R.S. Employer|
|1400 West 94th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55431
|(Address of principal executive offices)|
|Registrants telephone number, including area code|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On September 30, 2005, the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of Donaldson Company, Inc. approved the payment of annual performance awards to the Companys executive officers for the fiscal year ended July 31, 2005 under the Companys cash incentive plan and the long term compensation plan under the 2001 Master Stock Incentive Plan. The following table sets forth the bonus amounts paid out in cash and the cash value of the long term compensation plan awards paid out in Company stock for fiscal 2005 for the executive officers who will be included as the named executive officers in the Companys 2005 proxy statement.
|Name and Principal Position
|Bonus ($) ||LTIP Payouts|
|William G. Van Dyke||2005||753,945||1,443,985|
|William M. Cook||2005||586,520||522,132|
|Chairman, Chief Executive|
|Officer and President|
|Lowell F. Schwab||2005||240,979||431,961|
|Senior Vice President,|
|Engine Systems and Parts|
|Former Senior Vice President,|
|James R. Giertz||2005||203,834||222,152|
|Senior Vice President,|
|Commercial and Industrial|
The cash bonus payments were based on the Companys achievement of performance goals relating to earnings per share, and sales, profits and return on investment targets for the Company and its business units. The bonus payments for Mr. Van Dyke and Mr. Cook were based on the achievement of performance goals for earnings per share for the Company. The bonus payments for Mr. Schwab, Mr. Priadka and Mr. Giertz were based on a combination of the Companys achievement of performance goals relating to earnings per share and sales, profits and return on investment targets for the Company and their respective business units.
The long term compensation awards were based on the Companys achievement of performance goals relating to a target for three-year compounded growth in net sales and after-tax return on investment, with an increase to the award for achievement of a three-year earnings per share goal. The named executive officers had previously designated to either receive payment of their respective awards in shares or to have the award of shares deferred under the Companys Deferred Compensation and 401k Excess Plan. Payment in the form of the Companys common stock was received by the following named officers: Mr. Van Dyke (47,297 shares); Mr. Schwab (14,148 shares); and Mr. Giertz (7,276 shares). Mr. Cook and Mr. Priadka deferred their awards and instead received a credit of phantom stock under the Companys Deferred Compensation and 401k Excess Plan, which units will be paid in shares at the deferral election date previously selected by the officer. The dollar value of the awards listed in the table were calculated using the closing share price on September 30, 2005, the date of the written approval by the Human Resources Committee.
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.
Date: October 4, 2005
|DONALDSON COMPANY, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Norman C. Linnell|
|Name: Norman C. Linnell|
|Title: Vice President, General Counsel|