8-K 1 a13-22378_18k.htm 8-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 


 

FORM 8-K

 


 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  October 17, 2013

 

MORNINGSTAR, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Illinois

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

000-51280

(Commission

File Number)

 

36-3297908

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

22 West Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois
(Address of principal executive offices)

 

60602

(Zip Code)

 

(312) 696-6000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 


 

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Item 5.02  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On October 17, 2013, Morningstar, Inc. announced that Stéphane Biehler, 45, will join Morningstar as chief financial officer upon completion of the merger between NYSE Euronext and IntercontinentalExchange, which is targeted for November 4, 2013.

 

Stéphane has served as chief accounting officer and corporate controller for NYSE Euronext, a global operator of financial markets, since 2007.  Stéphane worked for Archipelago Holdings as corporate controller from 2004 to 2006 and joined NYSE Group in 2006 as corporate controller when the firms merged.

 

Stéphane will receive an annual base salary of $350,000.  Stéphane is eligible to receive an annual bonus targeted at $350,000, which will be pro-rated for 2013 as of his start date.  Stéphane will receive two grants of restricted stock units in connection with the commencement of his employment, each of which will have a value of $500,000.  The first of these grants will vest in full on the first anniversary of the grant date and the second will vest in four equal annual installments beginning on the second anniversary of the grant date.  In addition, in 2014, we expect Stéphane will receive, as part of our regular annual grant cycle, an equity grant with a value of $350,000, which will vest in four equal annual installments beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date.  Stéphane will relocate to Chicago and will receive relocation benefits.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

 

MORNINGSTAR, INC.

 

 

 

 

Date: October 17, 2013

By:

/s/ Richard E. Robbins

 

Name:

Richard E. Robbins

 

Title:

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 

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