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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On February 2, 2021, Lloyd A. Semple, a director on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The ExOne Company (the “Company”), notified the Company of his intention to retire from the Board, and not stand for re-election, when his current term expires at the Company’s upcoming 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Semple’s decision to retire and not stand for re-election was not the result of any disagreements with the Board or the Company on matters related to the Company’s operations, policies or practices.
On February 2, 2021, the Compensation Committee of the Board adopted the 2021 Executive Stock Performance Program (the “ESPP”). The ESPP is structured under the Company’s 2013 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) and is part of a comprehensive annual incentive compensation program for the Company’s senior executive officers (the “Executives”).
The ESPP provides an opportunity for performance-based compensation to the Executives based on the performance of the Company’s common stock over a one-year period ending December 31, 2021. The award for each Executive is expressed as a percentage of base salary – up to 60% for the Chief Executive Officer, and up to 37.5% for the other Executives. Achievement of the awards is conditioned on the closing market price of the Company’s common stock as of December 31, 2021 showing more than 5% growth from the closing price of the common stock on December 31, 2020 ($9.49). The amount of the awards will proportionately increase, with the maximum awards being earned if the closing price of the Company’s common stock shows at least 20% growth from December 31, 2020.
All awards under the ESPP will be in the form of restricted stock authorized under the Plan, which will vest equally on an annual basis over a five-year period (subject to continued employment). Such awards will be made following a determination by the Compensation Committee that the performance criterion has been met, which would be expected to occur at its regularly-scheduled meeting in February 2022. The number of restricted shares awarded will be determined by dividing the dollar value of the Executive’s award by the closing market price of the Company’s common stock on such date. The Compensation Committee retains negative discretion over final payment amounts.
The foregoing summary of the ESPP and its related performance awards is not a complete description of all of the terms and conditions of such program and awards, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the ESPP, which will be filed by the Company with the SEC as an exhibit to its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending March 31, 2021.
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)||Loretta L. Benec|
|Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary|