GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC. (NASDAQ:GLPI) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC. (NASDAQ:GLPI) 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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Approval of Executive Change in Control and Severance Plan

On January 29, 2019, the Compensation Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted the Company’s Executive Change in Control and Severance Plan (the “Plan”). The purpose of the Plan is to provide certain of the Company’s senior management employees (the“Covered Executives”) with compensation and benefits in the event of a termination of employment by the Company without Cause or resignation by the employee for Good Reason or termination of employment due to death or Disability (as such terms are defined in the Plan).

Under the Plan, in the event that a Covered Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company for any reason other than for Cause, death, or Disability, or by the Covered Executive for Good Reason (such event a “Qualified Termination”) such Covered Executive shall be entitled to (i)a lump sum payment equal to two times (for the Chief Executive Officer), or one and one-half times (for all other Covered Executives), the sum of the Covered Executive’s annual base salary and average annual cash bonuses, if any, for the three years (with respect to which bonuses are determined) prior to the year of termination (“Average Bonus”), (ii) continuing coverage under the Company’s group medical, dental and vision plans as would have applied if the Covered Executive remained employed for a period of up to 18 months (at such cost to the Covered Executive as would have applied in the absence of such termination), and (iii) full acceleration of time-base based equity awards held by the Covered Executive and any accelerated vesting of equity awards with performance-based vesting to occur in accordance with the terms of the applicable award agreement.

In addition, if the Qualified Termination occurs in connection with or within 12 months of a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan), the Covered Executive shall be entitled to (i) a lump sum payment equal to three times (for the Chief Executive Officer), or two times (for all other Covered Executives), the sum of the Covered Executive’s annual base salary and Average Bonus, (ii) continuing coverage under the Company’s group medical, dental and vision plans as would have applied if the Covered Executive remained employed for a period of up to 24 months (at such cost to the Covered Executive as would have applied in the absence of such termination), and (iii) a lump sum payment equal to the Covered Executive’s pro rata target annual cash bonus for the year of termination. In such event, the terms of the Company’s 2013 Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan and related award agreements will control the impact on any outstanding equity awards.

In the event that a Covered Executive’s employment is terminated on account of his or her death or Disability, such Covered Executive (or the Covered Executive’s estate or beneficiaries) shall be entitled to (i) a lump sum payment equal to the sum of the Covered Executive’s annual base salary and Average Bonus, (ii) continuing coverage under the Company’s group medical, dental and vision plans as would have applied if the Covered Executive remained employed for a period of up to 18 months (at such cost to the Covered Executive as would have applied in the absence of such termination), and (iii) full acceleration of time-base based equity awards held by the Covered Executive and any equity awards with performance-based vesting to remain outstanding and earned in accordance with the their terms based on performance but without further vesting based on service.

All payments and benefits under the Plan are subject to timely execution and non-revocation of a separation agreement and release containing, among other provision, post-termination restrictive covenants. In each case, if the Covered Executive breaches, or threatens to commit a breach of, any of the provisions of the separation agreement and release, the Covered Executive shall forfeit his right to benefits under the Plan, and to the extent that the Covered Executive has received a benefit under the Plan, the Company shall have the right to recover such benefit.

The foregoing is a summary of the Plan and should be read in conjunction with the full text of the Plan, which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 glpiexhibit101executivecha.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 EXECUTIVE CHANGE IN CONTROL AND SEVERANCE PLAN Exhibit Exhibit 10.1GAMING AND LESIURE PROPERTIES,…
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About GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC. (NASDAQ:GLPI)

Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (GLPI) is a self-administered and self-managed Pennsylvania real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the business of acquiring, financing and owning real estate property to be leased to gaming operators in triple net lease arrangements. The Company’s segments include GLP Capital, L.P. (GLP Capital), which is a subsidiary of GLPI, through which GLPI owns all of its real estate assets, and the TRS Properties. The GLP Capital segment consists of the leased real property and represents the Company’s business. The TRS Properties segment consists of Hollywood Casino Perryville and Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge. The Company’s portfolio consists of approximately 20 gaming and related facilities, including the TRS Properties and the real property associated with over 20 gaming and related facilities operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc. and the real property associated with the Casino Queen in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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