SABRE CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SABR) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

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SABRE CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SABR) 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.

On January 11, 2018, Sabre Corporation (“Sabre”) announced that Richard A. Simonson intends to retire from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sabre by the end of 2018. After his successor is appointed, Mr. Simonson will remain with Sabre as Senior Advisor of Sabre until June 30, 2019. A copy of the press release regarding this announcement is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

To provide for an orderly transition of Mr. Simonson’s duties and responsibilities, Mr. Simonson and Sabre have entered into an amendment to his employment agreement, dated January 11, 2018 (the “Amendment”), which will be effective as of the date designated by Sabre’s Chief Executive Officer (which is currently contemplated to be the date his successor commences employment as Chief Financial Officer) (the “Amendment Effective Date”). to the Amendment, effective on the Amendment Effective Date, Mr. Simonson will serve as Senior Advisor of Sabre. The Amendment provides that the term of Mr. Simonson’s employment will end on June 30, 2019, unless Sabre and Mr. Simonson mutually agree to extend the term for one-month periods, and that the termination of Mr. Simonson’s employment will be deemed to be a voluntary termination of his employment. Beginning on the Amendment Effective Date, Mr. Simonson will be entitled to receive a base salary of $10,000 per month (less applicable withholdings and deductions). Mr. Simonson will be entitled to receive his annual incentive with respect to fiscal year 2017 and a prorated annual incentive with respect to fiscal year 2018, reflecting the period he serves as Chief Financial Officer. His outstanding equity grants will continue to vest in accordance with their terms, but beginning on the Amendment Effective Date, he will not be entitled to receive any additional annual incentive or any additional equity grants, unless otherwise determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors in its sole discretion. The Amendment further provides that Mr. Simonson waives the right to terminate his employment for “Good Reason” under his employment agreement or the Executive Severance Plan as a result of the change in his responsibilities or compensation related to his moving to the Senior Advisor position. This description of the Amendment does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference.

Item 5.02

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


Sabre Corp Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 exhibit101amendmenttolette.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit Exhibit 10.1January 11,…
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About SABRE CORPORATION (NASDAQ:SABR)

Sabre Corporation is a technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry. The Company’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. The Company operates in two segments: Sabre Travel Network, and Sabre Airline and Hospitality Solutions. The Sabre Travel Network segment is the Company’s global business-to-business travel marketplace for travel suppliers and travel buyers. The Sabre Airline and Hospitality Solutions segment offers a suite of software solutions primarily for airlines and hotel properties. The Company connects the travel suppliers, including airlines, hotels, car rental brands, rail carriers, cruise lines and tour operators, with travel buyers in a travel marketplace. The Company does business in approximately 160 countries around the world.

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