ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. (NYSE:RRTS) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. (NYSE:RRTS) 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.

Grant of Restricted Stock Units

Effective July 9, 2018, our compensation committee granted Curtis W. Stoelting (Chief Executive Officer), Michael L. Gettle (President, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary), Terence R. Rogers (Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer), and Scott B. Cousins (Chief Information Officer) restricted stock units (“RSUs”) for 210,000, 210,000, 75,000 and 63,000 shares of our common stock, respectively.

Each RSU is equal in value to one share of our common stock, and one-third of the RSUs vest on each of May 15, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Recipients of RSU awards generally must remain employed by us on a continuous basis through the end of the relevant vesting period in order to receive any amount of the RSUs covered by that award, except that recipients may be entitled to accelerated delivery of a portion of unvested RSUs in the case of the recipient’s death or disability, or upon a change in control.

The foregoing is a summary only and does not purport to be a complete description of all of the terms, provisions, covenants and agreements contained in the form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement, and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement attached as Exhibit 10.20 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 7, 2011.

Management Retention Agreements

Effective July 9, 2018, we also entered into a Management Retention Agreement with each of Messrs. Stoelting, Gettle, Rogers and Cousins. Each Management Retention Agreement provides that we will pay the executive a specified Retention Bonus (described below) if we consummate a “Liquidity Event” prior to June 30, 2019. A Liquidity Event is generally defined as a change of control transaction with any person other than Elliott Associates, L.P. and its affiliates. Each Retention Bonus would be payable 50% upon the consummation of the Liquidity Event and 50% on the six-month anniversary of such closing, with accelerated payments if the executive is terminated without “Cause” or resigns for “Good Reason.” However, our obligation to pay Retention Bonuses will automatically terminate upon the grant to the executive of additional RSUs and performance restricted stock units for a specified minimum number of shares of our common stock as described below. The following table provides additional information with respect to the Management Retention Agreements:

Minimum Number of Shares Subject To Equity Awards Triggering Automatic Termination of Retention Bonus Obligations

Executive

Amount of

Retention Bonus

Additional RSUs

PRSUs

Curtis W. Stoelting

$3,178,000

268,000

236,000

Michael L. Gettle

$2,858,000

268,000

236,000

Terence R. Rogers

$995,000

95,000

84,000

Scott B. Cousins

$783,000

83,000

72,000

The foregoing is a summary only and does not purport to be a complete description of all of the terms, provisions, covenants and agreements contained in the Management Retention Agreements, and is subject to and qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Management Retention Agreements, which are attached hereto as Exhibits10.43 (Curtis W. Stoelting), 10.44 (Michael L. Gettle), 10.45 (Terence R. Rogers) and 10.46 (Scott B. Cousins).

Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On July 11, 2018, we issued a press release announcing that a special committee of our board of directors, consisting solely of independent directors, has been appointed to review and evaluate our financing alternatives. In connection with this evaluation, we have engaged Barclays Capital to provide financial advice regarding our capital structure and to provide financial advisory services in connection with the strategic development of our business plans. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto to Item 7.01 of Form 8-K.

In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information furnished to this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1 furnished herewith, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall such be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(a)

Financial Statements of Business Acquired.

Not applicable.

(b)

Pro Forma Financial Information.

Not applicable.

(c)

Shell Company Transactions.

Not applicable.

(d)

Exhibits.

Exhibit

Number

10.43

Management Retention Agreement, dated July 9, 2018, between the Registrant and Curtis W. Stoelting

10.44

Management Retention Agreement, dated July 9, 2018, between the Registrant and Michael L. Gettle

10.45

Management Retention Agreement, dated July 9, 2018, between the Registrant and Terence R. Rogers

10.46

Management Retention Agreement, dated July 9, 2018, between the Registrant and Scott B. Cousins

99.1

Press Release dated July 11, 2018


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About ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC. (NYSE:RRTS)

Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (RRTS) is an asset-light transportation and logistics service provider. The Company offers a suite of global supply chain solutions, including truckload logistics (TL), customized and expedited less-than-truckload (LTL), intermodal solutions (transporting a shipment by over one mode, primarily through rail and truck), freight consolidation, inventory management, expedited services, air freight, international freight forwarding, customs brokerage and transportation management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Truckload Logistics, Less-than-Truckload and Global Solutions. The Company utilizes a third-party network of transportation providers, consisting of independent contractors (ICs) and purchased power providers, to serve a diverse customer base. It primarily focuses on small to mid-size shippers.

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