8-K 1 a11-10396_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): April 13, 2011

 


 

DEMAND MEDIA, INC.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware

 

001-35048

 

20-4731239

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

 

(Commission File No.)

 

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

 

1299 Ocean Avenue, Suite 500
Santa Monica,
California

 


90401

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 394-6400

 

Not Applicable

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

 


 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

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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 April 13, 2011, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Demand Media, Inc. (the “Company”) determined the allocation of the annual cash bonus payments among the Company’s executive officers under the Company’s 2010 company-wide bonus pool (the “Bonus Pool”).  Under each of the Company’s named executive officers’ applicable employment agreement with the Company, the executive is eligible for a target cash bonus under the Bonus Pool based on a percentage of his or her base salary (the “Target Bonus Percentage”), as disclosed in the Company’s registration statement on Form S-1 previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Based on the Company’s financial and operating performance for calendar year 2010, the Compensation Committee elected to fund the Bonus Pool in excess of the 100% target level.  As a result, the Compensation Committee used its discretion to award bonuses in excess of the respective named executive officer’s Target Bonus Percentage, based on the respective named executive officer’s contributions to the Company’s financial and operating performance in fiscal year 2010.  The table below sets forth the individual annual cash bonus payments (inclusive of any discretionary bonus, where applicable) awarded to the Company’s named executive officers in recognition of such executive officer’s contributions to financial and operating performance in fiscal year 2010:

 

Name and Current Position

 

Bonus Amount

 

Richard M. Rosenblatt
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

 

$

361,760

(1)

Charles S. Hilliard
President and Chief Financial Officer

 

$

286,863

(2)

Joanne K. Bradford
Chief Revenue Officer

 

$

86,532

(3)

Dave E. Panos
Chief Marketing Officer

 

$

109,841

 

Larry D. Fitzgibbon
Executive Vice President-Media and Operations

 

$

109,841

 

 


(1)   The cash bonus payment approved for Mr. Rosenblatt includes an additional discretionary bonus of $125,000 awarded by the Compensation Committee, which was funded from the Company’s Bonus Pool.

 

(2)   The cash bonus payment approved for Mr. Hilliard includes an additional discretionary bonus of $100,000 awarded by the Compensation Committee, which was funded from the Company’s Bonus Pool.

 

(3) This amount represents Ms. Bradford’s bonus for 2010, prorated to reflect her partial-year service since joining the Company in March 2010, and excludes total sales commissions of $53,943 paid to Ms. Bradford for 2010 under the terms of her employment agreement with the Company.

 

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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.

 

 

Date: April 15, 2011

 

DEMAND MEDIA, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Charles S. Hilliard

 

 

 

Charles S. Hilliard

 

 

 

President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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