Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO) 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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Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On December 19, 2017, Vista Outdoor Inc. (the “Company”) and Stephen M. Nolan agreed that Mr. Nolan will be leaving the Company, effective February 1, 2018 (the “Departure Date”), to pursue other opportunities. The Company has commenced a search for a new Chief Financial Officer.

In connection with Mr. Nolan’s departure, the Company expects to enter into a Waiver and General Release Agreement with Mr. Nolan (the “Agreement”) on the Departure Date. In exchange for his waiver of claims against the Company, the Agreement will provide for the payment by the Company to Mr. Nolan of certain benefits provided for in the Company’s Executive Severance Plan and other executive compensation-related arrangements, including 1) a lump-sum cash severance payment equal to one year of Mr. Nolan’s current base salary ($515,000); 2) a pro-rata portion of his annual bonus (based on the Company’s actual performance for the entire fiscal year); 3) accelerated vesting of his outstanding time-based restricted stock, restricted stock unit and stock option awards that would have vested had he remained employed by the Company for 12 months following his Departure Date; 4) a pro rata portion of his performance-based long-term incentive awards that would have vested on the next vesting date based on actual performance; and 5) an additional lump sum of $15,000 to defray health care costs.


About Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE:VSTO)

Vista Outdoor Inc. is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. The Company operates through two segments: Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products. Its Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces and sources ammunition and firearms for the hunting and sport shooting enthusiast markets, as well as ammunition for local law enforcement, the United States Government and international markets. Its Outdoor Products segment product lines include archery/hunting accessories, global eyewear and sport protection, golf, hydration products, optics, shooting accessories, tactical products and water sports. The Company serves the outdoor sports and recreation markets through a diverse portfolio of over 40 brands. It serves a range of end consumers, including outdoor enthusiasts, hunters and recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. It offers cooking solutions through Camp Chef brand.

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