VORNADO REALTY TRUST (NYSE:VNO) Files An 8-K Other EventsItem 8.01. Other Events.
On March15, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees of Vornado Realty Trust (“Vornado”) approved Vornado’s 2018 Outperformance Plan, a multi-year, performance-based equity compensation plan (the “2018 OPP”). Awards under the 2018 OPP constitute awards under Vornado’s shareholder approved 2010 Omnibus Share Plan.
Under the 2018 OPP, participants, including Vornado’s Chairman, have the opportunity to earn compensation payable in the form of equity awards if Vornado outperforms a predetermined total shareholder return (“TSR”) and/or outperforms the market with respect to relative total TSR during the three-year performance period (the “Performance Period”) from March15, 2018 to March15, 2021 (the “Measurement Date”). Specifically, awards under the 2018 OPP may potentially be earned if Vornado (i)achieves a TSR above a benchmark weighted index (the “Index”) comprised 70% of the SNL US Office REIT Index and 30% of the SNL US Retail Index over the Performance Period (the “Relative Component”), and/or (ii)achieves a TSR greater than 21% over the Performance Period (the “Absolute Component”). The value of awards under the Relative Component and Absolute Component will be calculated separately and will each be subject to an aggregate $35.0 million maximum award cap for all participants. The two components will be added together to determine the aggregate award size, which shall also be subject to the aggregate $35.0 million maximum award cap for all participants. In the event awards are earned under the Absolute Component, but Vornado underperforms the Index by more than 200 basis points per annum over the Performance Period (600 basis points over the three years), the amount earned under the Absolute Component will be reduced (and potentially fully negated) based on the degree by which the Index exceeds Vornado’s TSR by more than 200 basis points per annum. In the event awards are earned under the Relative Component, but Vornado fails to achieve a TSR of at least 3% per annum, awards earned under the Relative Component will be reduced on a ratable sliding scale based on Vornado’s absolute TSR performance, with awards earned under the Relative Component being reduced by a maximum of 50% in the event Vornado’s TSR during the Measurement Period is 0% or negative. If the designated performance objectives are achieved, awards under the 2018 OPP will vest ratably on the Measurement Date and the first and second anniversary of the Measurement Date. In addition, all of Vornado’s Named Executive Officers (as defined in Vornado’s Preliminary Proxy Statement filed on Schedule 14A with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September6, 2017) are required to hold any earned and vested awards for one year following each such vesting date. Dividend payments on awards granted under the 2018 OPP accrue during the Performance Period and are paid to participants if awards are ultimately earned based on the achievement of the designated performance objectives.