Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFHP) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFHP) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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On November2, 2018, Clayton G. Deutsch informed the Board of Directors of Boston Private Financial Holdings,Inc. (the “Company”) of his intent to retire as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and member of the Board of Directors of the Company and as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary (the “Bank”), effective November26, 2018.

On November5, 2018, the Company announced that Anthony DeChellis, 56, will become Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors of the Company and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Bank, effective November26, 2018. Mr.DeChellis will become President of the Bank on December1, 2018, following the previously announced retirement of George G. Schwartz.

From 2014 to 2016, Mr.DeChellis was the President of OurCrowd Venture Capital, a New York based equity capital crowdfunding platform. From 2006 to 2013, Mr.DeChellis served as CEO of Credit Suisse Private Banking — Americas, where he lead the firm’s Private Banking& Wealth Management businesses in North and South America. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr.DeChellis was the head of UBS’ Private Wealth Management business from 2003. Mr.DeChellis has a MBA from the University of Chicago — Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Rollins College.

There are no family relationships among Mr.DeChellis and any other directors or officers of the Company, and there have been no transactions, nor are there any proposed transactions, between the Company and Mr.DeChellis that would require disclosure to Item 404(a)of Regulation S-K.

to the employment agreement between the Company and Mr.DeChellis, dated as of November5, 2018 (the “Employment Agreement”), Mr.DeChellis will have an initial base salary of $700,000 per year, which will be re-determined annually by the Board or the Compensation Committee of the Board (the “Committee”). Mr.DeChellis will also be eligible to receive an annual bonus based on the attainment of Company and/or individual performance metrics established and revised annually by the Committee. Mr.DeChellis’ target bonus for 2019 will be 100 percent of his base salary. Mr.DeChellis will also be eligible to receive annual equity incentive grants under the Company’s stock incentive plans, determined in the discretion of the Board or the Committee. It is anticipated that Mr.DeChellis shall be eligible to receive a long-term equity incentive grant in 2019 with a target aggregate grant date fair value of $1,100,000, though the actual terms and conditions of any long-term equity incentive award shall be determined in the discretion of the Board and Committee. Additionally, the Company will provide Mr.DeChellis with prompt reimbursement of all reasonable expenses incurred while performing the services specified in the Employment Agreement.

In order to induce Mr.DeChellis to commence employment with the Company and to the Boston Private Financial Holdings,Inc. 2010 Inducement Stock Plan, on the date that Mr.DeChellis commences employment with the Company (the “Commencement Date”), Mr.DeChellis will be granted awards of (i)a number of shares of Company common stock equal to $1,000 in order that Mr.DeChellis will be in compliance with applicable legal requirements for directors of a Massachusetts bank and trust company; (ii)a number of restricted stock units with an aggregate grant date fair value of $750,000 (the “Restricted Stock Unit Grant”); (iii)a number of stock options with an aggregate grant date fair value of $500,000 (the “Time-Based Option Grant”); and (iv)a number of stock options with an aggregate grant date fair value of $1,250,000 (the “Performance-Based Option Grant”). The Restricted Stock Unit Grant will vest in four equal installments on the first, second, third, and fourth anniversaries of the Commencement Date, respectively, subject to Mr.DeChellis’ continued employment with the Company through each such vesting date. The Time-Based Option Grant will vest ratably on the first, second, third and fourth anniversaries of the Commencement Date. The Performance-Based Option Grant will vest if (i)the closing price of Company stock is at or above $18.00 per share for 20 consecutive trading days prior to the four-year anniversary of the Commencement Date, and (ii)at the time that the foregoing condition is met, the Company’s Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio is at least 6.0%, or such other level as may be required by any governmental agency or other governmental entity.

The Employment Agreement further describes the payments and benefits to which Mr.DeChellis would be entitled upon termination of his employment under certain circumstances. Specifically, if Mr.DeChellis’ employment is terminated either by the Company without “cause” or by Mr.DeChellis for “good reason” (each as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr.DeChellis will be entitled to receive an amount equal to two times the sum of his then current base salary and target annual bonus, paid out in substantially equal installments in accordance with the Company’s payroll practice over 18 months, subject to Mr.DeChellis’ execution of a release of claims in favor of the Company. Mr.DeChellis will also be entitled, subject to Mr.DeChellis’ copayment of premium amounts at the active employees’ rate, to continued group health, dental and vision coverage under the Company’s benefit plans for a period of up to 18 months. Acceleration of any equity awards will vest in accordance with the terms of their respective award agreements. If any such payments or benefits would be subject to the excise tax imposed by Section4999 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), Mr.DeChellis will be entitled to the greater after tax benefit of either: (i)an amount equal to $1.00 less than the amount at which Mr.DeChellis would become subject to the excise tax imposed by Section4999 of the Code; or (ii)the full payment amount, for which Mr.DeChellis would responsible for the payment of any applicable Section4999 excise tax.

The Employment Agreement also provides for certain payments and benefits following a change in control of the Company. If during the 18 month period following the occurrence of a change in control Mr. DeChellis’ employment is terminated by either the Company without “cause” or by Mr. DeChellis for good reason, Mr. DeChellis will be entitled to receive a lump sum payment equal to two times the sum of his current base salary (or his base salary in effect immediately prior to the change in control, if higher) plus his current target annual bonus (or his target annual bonus in effect immediately prior to the change in control, if higher), subject to Mr. DeChellis’ execution of a waiver of claims in favor of the Company within 60 days of his termination. All equity awards will vest in accordance with the terms of their respective award agreements. Mr. DeChellis will also be entitled to receive a monthly cash payment for 18 months, or his COBRA health continuation period, whichever ends earlier, in an amount equal to the monthly employer contribution that the Company would have made to provide health insurance to Mr. DeChellis if he had remained employed by the Company. If any such payments or benefits would be subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code, Mr. DeChellis will be entitled to the greater after tax benefit of either: (i) an amount equal to $1.00 less than the amount at which Mr. DeChellis would become subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code; or (ii) the full payment amount, for which Mr. DeChellis would responsible for the payment of any applicable Section 4999 excise tax.

The foregoing description of the Employment Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the text of the Employment Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit10.1, and incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the press release issued by the Company is filed herewith as Exhibit99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.02 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)Exhibits


BOSTON PRIVATE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 a18-39585_1ex10d1.htm EX-10.1 Exhibit 10.1   EXECUTION COPY   EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT   This Employment Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made as of the 5th day of November,…
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