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
Item 5.02.

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Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 29, 2018, Vista Outdoor Inc. (“Vista Outdoor” or the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the appointment of Miguel “Mick” A. Lopez to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective April 16, 2018 (the “Employment Date”). In connection with Mr. Lopez’s appointment, Anneliese Rodrigues will be stepping down as interim principal financial officer of the Company and will return to her prior role as Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis.

Mr.Lopez, age 57, was most recently employed as the Chief Financial Officer of Veritas Technologies LLC, an international data management company, from February 2016 to July 2017. Before joining Veritas Technologies, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Harris Corporation, a technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider, from February 2014 to January 2016. Prior to joining Harris Corporation, Mr.Lopez was the Chief Financial Officer of Aricent Group/KKR Private Equity, a global design and engineering company from November 2011 to December 2013. Mr. Lopez also served as the Vice President, Corporate Finance and Operations at Cisco Systems from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Lopez is a certified public accountant.

In connection with the appointment of Mr. Lopez to the position of Chief Financial Officer, the Company entered into an offer letter agreement with Mr. Lopez (the “Offer Letter”) on March 26, 2018. The Offer Letter provides that Mr.Lopez will be an employee “at will” and includes his expected compensation package. to the Offer Letter, Mr. Lopez will receive an annual base salary of $515,000 and target annual cash incentive compensation of 75% of his base salary. In addition, the Offer Letter provides that Mr. Lopez’s annual long-term equity incentive award target will be 150% of his base salary.

The Offer Letter does not provide for any payments or benefits in the event of a termination of Mr.Lopez’s employment. Mr. Lopez will participate in the Company’s Income Security Plan and Executive Severance Plan to the same extent as the Company’s other executives. The Income Security Plan provides for severance payments under certain circumstances following a change-in-control of the Company and the Executive Severance Plan provides benefits and payments to the Company’s executives upon termination of their employment with the Company other than for cause. The foregoing description of the Income Security Plan and Executive Severance Plan does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Income Security Plan and Executive Severance Plan (Exhibits 10.2 and 10.3, respectively, to Vista Outdoor Inc.’s Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 10, 2015).

The foregoing description of the Offer Letter does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Offer Letter (Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K) and incorporated herein by reference. The Company’s press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Lopez is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and incorporated by reference herein.

Item 5.02. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits.


Vista Outdoor Inc. Exhibit
EX-10.1 2 offerletterlopez.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit March 20,…
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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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