BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (NYSE:BSX) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (NYSE:BSX) 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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(i)

2018 Annual Bonus Plan

On November16, 2017, upon the recommendation of the Executive Compensation and Human Resources Committee (the “Compensation Committee”), the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Boston Scientific Corporation (the “Company”) approved the Company’s 2018 Annual Bonus Plan effective for the performance period January1, 2018 through December31, 2018.

As part of the Company’s overall compensation program, the 2018 Annual Bonus Plan provides an annual cash incentive opportunity for eligible salaried personnel (including the Company’s named executive officers meeting the eligibility criteria) based on the achievement of certain performance metrics. The 2018 Annual Bonus Plan is substantially similar to the Company’s 2017 Annual Bonus Plan and provides:

for a single bonus pool (the “Total Annual Bonus”) that will be based on the Company’s performance measured against achievement of corporate-level performance metric goals for adjusted earnings per share and global sales on a constant currency basis (“Global sales”);

the Total Annual Bonus as operated (i)will be capped at 90% of the aggregate annual bonus pool target (the “Aggregate Annual Target”) in the event that the performance for Global sales is below 97% of the Company’s approved performance goal for that metric; and (ii)will have a ceiling of 150% and a floor of 50% of the Aggregate Annual Target, with the Board having discretion to terminate, suspend or modify the plan and to reduce the Total Annual Bonus based on the Company’s performance relative to its quality objectives and performance of its quality systems;

the Total Annual Bonus will be allocated among corporate, global operations and each participating business, regional and country unit (each, a “participating unit”) based on each participating unit’s overall and relative performance measured against its achievement of that unit’s predetermined “Scorecard” performance metrics and goals and taking into consideration, as appropriate, other factors; such allocation will be a percentage of the annual bonus pool target for each participating unit (representing the total target annual bonuses of all eligible employees for the year within that unit) (each such allocated amount, an “Assigned Bonus Pool”); and

the Assigned Bonus Pool for each participating unit will then be allocated among all managers of plan participants within that participating unit. Such managers will then evaluate the performance of the participants under their management and determine, for each participant, the percentage (between 0% and 150%) of the participant’s target annual bonus that will be used to determine the participant’s bonus award.

Awards to certain executive officers under the 2018 Annual Bonus Plan are subject to the Company’s recoupment policy, which provides that, to the extent permitted by law, the Company may seek reimbursement of a bonus award in the event of an executive officer’s misconduct or gross dereliction of duty that results in a material violation of Company policy and causes significant harm to the Company. The Company may also seek reimbursement of a bonus award if there is a restatement of the Company’s financial results that would have reduced a previously granted bonus award’s size or payment. The amount to be recouped would be the amount of any such reduction. Finally, if the Company determines that it is required by law to apply a “clawback” or alternate recoupment provision to a bonus award, under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) or otherwise, then such clawback or recoupment provision also will apply to the bonus award, as applicable, as if it had been included on the date the 2018 Annual Bonus Plan was established.

This description of the 2018 Annual Bonus Plan does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such plan. A copy of the 2018 Annual Bonus Plan is included in this filing as Exhibit10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

(ii)

2018 Performance Share Programs

On November 16, 2017, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, the Board approved the adoption of two performance share programs, the Boston Scientific Corporation 2018 Total Shareholder Return Performance Share Program (the “2018 TSR PSP”) and the Boston Scientific Corporation 2018 Free Cash Flow Performance Share Program (the “2018 FCF PSP”). These programs are substantially similar to the performance share programs for 2017 and represent an important component of the overall mix of the Company’s long-term incentive program. Under both programs, performance share awards

will be granted, if the relevant program criteria are met, to the Company’s executive officers in the form of deferred stock units issued under the Company’s 2011 Long Term Incentive Plan, which was previously approved by the Company’s stockholders. Awards to certain executive officers under both programs are subject to the Company’s recoupment policy, which provides that, to the extent permitted by law, the Company may seek recovery of performance share units in the event of an executive officer’s misconduct or gross dereliction of duty that results in a material violation of Company policy and causes significant harm to the Company. In addition, if the Company determines that it is required by law to apply a “clawback” or alternate recoupment provision to a performance share award, under the Dodd-Frank Act or otherwise, then such clawback or recoupment provision also will apply to the performance share award, as applicable, as if it had been included on the date the performance share award was granted.

(A)

2018 Total Shareholder Return Performance Share Program

The purpose of the 2018 TSR PSP is to align the Company’s executive compensation program with the interests of stockholders and to reinforce the concept of pay for performance by comparing the Total Shareholder Return (“TSR”) of the Company’s common stock to the TSR of the other companies included in the S&P 500 Healthcare Index over a three-year period beginning on January1, 2018 and ending on December31, 2020 (the “Performance Period”). The number of performance shares awarded will be in a range of 0% to 200% of each participant’s target number of awards based on the Company’s TSR rank. Performance share awards will vest only upon satisfaction of both the performance criteria and the payment eligibility criteria set forth in the 2018 TSR PSP, subject to certain exceptions in the event of a change of control or termination for retirement, death or disability.

This description of the 2018 TSR PSP does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such program. A copy of the 2018 TSR PSP is included in this filing as Exhibit10.2 and incorporated herein by reference.

(B)2018 Free Cash Flow Performance Share Program

The purpose of the 2018 FCF PSP is to align the Company’s executive compensation program with the interests of stockholders and to reinforce the concept of pay for performance by providing incentives for the achievement of key business performance objectives critical to its success. Under the 2018 FCF PSP, performance will be measured by comparing the Company’s free cash flow for the one-year period beginning on January1, 2018 and ending on December31, 2018 against its 2018 financial plan performance for free cash flow. The number of performance shares awarded will be in a range of 0% to 150% of each participant’s target number of awards based on the Company’s free cash flow as compared to its financial plan. Performance share awards will only vest upon satisfaction of both the performance criteria and the payment eligibility criteria (which includes a three-year service period) set forth in the 2018 FCF PSP, subject to certain exceptions in the event of a change of control or termination for retirement, death or disability.

This description of the 2018 FCF PSP does not purport to be complete and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of such program. A copy of the 2018 FCF PSP is included in this filing as Exhibit10.3 and incorporated herein by reference.

ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.

(d)Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description

10.1Boston Scientific Corporation 2018 Annual Bonus Plan, effective as of January 1, 2018

10.2Boston Scientific Corporation 2018 Total Shareholder Return Performance Share Program

10.3Boston Scientific Corporation 2018 Free Cash Flow Performance Share Program


BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORP Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 a101-2018annualbonusplan.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 – 2018 ANNUAL BONUS PLAN Exhibit Exhibit 10.12018 Boston Scientific Annual Bonus Plan Performance Period January 1 – December 31November 2017I.Establishment and Purpose of the PlanBoston Scientific Corporation has established the Boston Scientific Corporation Annual Bonus Plan (“Plan”). As explained in detail below,…
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About BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION (NYSE:BSX)

Boston Scientific Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a range of interventional medical specialties. The Company offers its products by seven core businesses: Interventional Cardiology, Peripheral Interventions (PI), Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM), Electrophysiology (EP), Endoscopy, Urology and Pelvic Health, and Neuromodulation. It operates in three segments: Cardiovascular, Rhythm Management and MedSurg. Its Cardiovascular segment consists of Interventional Cardiology and PI businesses. Its Rhythm Management segment consists of CRM and EP businesses. Its MedSurg segment consists of Endoscopy, Urology and Pelvic Health, and Neuromodulation businesses. Its interventional cardiology products include Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent Systems, Core Coronary Technology, Intravascular Imaging and Structural Heart Therapy. Its peripheral products include stents, balloon catheters, wires, peripheral embolization devices and vena cava filters.

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