SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2022 (May 4, 2022)
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On May 4, 2022, the Executive Compensation Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Tredegar Corporation (the “Company”) approved compensatory arrangements for John M. Steitz, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (the “CEO”), and D. Andrew Edwards, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (the “CFO”).
The Compensation Committee approved an annual cash incentive plan (the “2022 Annual Incentive Plan”) for the CEO and the CFO based on the attainment of specific 2022 financial and operational performance goals and approved the specific financial performance and operational goals and associated weightings. Under the terms of the 2022 Annual Incentive Plan, a corporate earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) performance target must be achieved at least at the threshold level before any incentives can be earned.
The following short-term incentive opportunities (as a percentage of annual base salary) for EBITDA performance from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022 are available under the 2022 Annual Incentive Plan as indicated below:
|2022 Short-Term Incentive Opportunities|
|John M. Steitz||50%||100%||100%|
|D. Andrew Edwards||35%||70%||140%|
The CEO’s short-term incentive opportunity for EBITDA performance is limited to target (100%). Based on predetermined goals and objectives, the financial performance may be reduced to zero or increased to up to 115% of the amount based on EBITDA performance.
The Compensation Committee also approved a long-term cash incentive plan (the “LTIP”) for the CEO and CFO, which is based on the multi-year performance of the Company, and approved the specific performance goals. Under the terms of the LTIP, the initial payout is based on the achievement of specific cumulative EBITDA performance goals at threshold, target or maximum levels for the period from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023. The initial payout is subject to adjustment based on the relative total shareholder return (“TSR”) of the Company compared to the Industrial and Materials companies in the S&P 600 Index for the period from May 4, 2022 through December 31, 2024. If the Company’s TSR is less than the 25th percentile of the comparator group, no payout will be earned by the CEO and the CFO. If the Company’s TSR is greater than the 75th percentile of the comparator group, the initial payout will be increased by 50%. If the Company’s TSR is between the 25th and 75th percentiles, the initial payout will not be adjusted.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
On May 5, 2022, Tredegar Corporation (“Tredegar”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”). As of March 11, 2022, the record date for the Meeting, there were a total of 33,743,617 shares of Tredegar’s common stock outstanding and entitled to vote at the Meeting. At the Meeting, 30,903,202 shares of Tredegar’s common stock, constituting approximately 91.58% of the outstanding shares on the record date for the Meeting, were represented in person or by proxy; therefore, a quorum was present. The results of the Meeting were as follows:
Proposal 1 – Election of Directors
|George C. Freeman, III||24,827,398||1,381,582||48,861||4,645,361|
|John D. Gottwald||25,896,167||343,241||18,437||4,645,357|
|Kenneth R. Newsome||25,837,662||399,936||20,245||4,645,359|
|Gregory A. Pratt||19,551,006||6,529,071||177,764||4,645,361|
|Thomas G. Snead, Jr.||19,275,960||6,945,887||35,995||4,645,360|
|John M. Steitz||25,861,030||352,886||43,927||4,645,359|
|Carl E. Tack, III||20,395,963||5,818,398||43,482||4,645,359|
|Anne G. Waleski||20,667,103||5,574,007||16,732||4,645,360|
All directors were duly elected.
Proposal 2 – Advisory Vote Approving Compensation of Named Executive Officers
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
The proposal was approved on a non-binding advisory basis.
Proposal 3 – The Ratification of the Appointment of KPMG LLP as Tredegar’s Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2022
|Votes For||Votes Against||Abstentions||Broker Non-Votes|
The appointment of KPMG LLP was ratified.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
| ||TREDEGAR CORPORATION|
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|Date:||May 10, 2022||By:||/s/ Kevin C. Donnelly|
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Kevin C. Donnelly
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Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary