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NOTICE OF 2019 ANNUAL MEETING
OF SHAREHOLDERS AND
PROXY STATEMENT
 
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Wyndham Destinations, Inc.
6277 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

April 4, 2019

Dear Fellow Shareholders:

Our Board of Directors thanks you for the trust you have placed in us to act as stewards of your company. We are honored to lead a company that is committed to serving your best interests.
Our Board is made up of diverse, talented and committed individuals who bring both organizational knowledge and a broad range of perspectives and experiences. Upon consummation of the spin-off of our hotel business, we retained several members of the former Wyndham Worldwide board who bring extensive industry experience and invaluable guidance to our leadership team. Our CEO Michael D. Brown, Denny Marie Post and Ronald L. Rickles joined the Board. Ms. Post currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Red Robin. Mr. Rickles has over 30 years of senior finance and audit experience with Deloitte & Touche. Our Board is strong and is committed to delivering exceptional shareholder value to you.
UNLOCKING SHAREHOLDER VALUE
Last year was an extraordinary year for our company. At this time in 2018, we had announced plans to spin off the Wyndham Hotel Group into an independent public company. We completed the spin-off on May 31, 2018, thereby creating the world’s largest, publicly-traded company focused exclusively on vacation ownership and exchange. We are proud to say that in less than one year we have accomplished our strategic objectives, executed our plans without interruption, and are poised to deliver strong value to our shareholders.
DELIVERING CONTINUED GROWTH
Since completion of our spin-off, we have continued our strong track record of growth. In 2018, net revenues increased 3% to $3.9 billion. Due in large part to favorable tax adjustments in 2017, income from continuing operations in 2018 decreased 59% to $266 million and diluted EPS from continuing operations decreased 57% to $2.68. However, the Company delivered continued growth in overall net revenues, vacation ownership sales, and further adjusted EBITDA.* 
The Company remains the leader in both vacation ownership and vacation exchange with $2.3 billion in gross vacation ownership interest (VOI) sales* and nearly $1 billion in exchange and rentals revenues. We delivered a 6% increase in gross VOI sales through a 2% increase in volume per guest (VPG) and a 4% increase in tours. In 2018, we delivered further adjusted EBITDA* of $957 million, an increase of 5% from the prior year. We reported further adjusted diluted earnings per share*of $4.84, which represented an increase of 13% from 2017.
Since the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels, we repurchased $221 million of stock through the end of 2018, which represented 5% of the shares that were outstanding as of June 1, 2018, the first day of trading post spin-off. Following the spin-off in 2018, we also returned $124 million in the form of dividends.


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* Please see appendices to the proxy statement for cautionary language regarding forward-looking statements and reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures.

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CREATING A NEW INDUSTRY LEADER
The creation of Wyndham Destinations, Inc. launched an exciting new brand into the hospitality industry. Our mission is to put the world on vacation. Our 25,000 associates around the world have refocused around four Strategic Pillars:
Customer Obsession
Best in Class Sales and Marketing
Leading Brands and Offerings; and
Operating Excellence.
These four Strategic Pillars affirm our customer dominant focus, while also reflecting our relentless drive for superior sales and marketing, exceptional brands and products, and a commitment to operate all areas of the business with excellence.
INVESTING IN GROWTH
The spin-off allows Wyndham Destinations, Inc. to focus on our vacation ownership and exchange businesses. While we continue to retain an important partnership with the hotel business through our “Blue Thread” initiatives with the Wyndham Rewards program, we now focus our efforts and capital investments in areas that will deliver future growth for our shareholders and a better experience for our customers.
We have responded to our owners’ and market sentiment by opening new vacation club resorts in burgeoning regions and cities where we have opportunities to grow our owner base. In 2018, we opened new sales offices and new or expanded resort destinations in Austin, Texas, South Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and St. George, Utah. We also announced proposed new or expanded locations in Moab, Utah, Nashville, Tennessee, Portland, Oregon and Scottsdale, Arizona.
In addition, we are investing in next-generation digital platforms to provide enhanced connectivity to our current and future owners. These investments in new technology will allow us to increase sales and owner satisfaction by allowing owners to seamlessly engage with our sales teams and manage their vacation experiences.
DELIVERING RESULTS
Our 2018 performance continued to be recognized in the business world. The Wall Street Journal named us to its list of Top 250 managed companies who excel at serving their workers, customers and shareholders, based on a ranking by the Drucker Institute. In addition, Forbes magazine named us among the “Best Employers for New Grads” and “Best Employers for Diversity.”
Our business is about people. Our mission is achieved when our current and future owners, exchange members and rental guests are having the greatest vacation experiences of their lives in our amazing destinations around the world. Our 25,000 associates dedicate themselves every day to helping put the world on vacation. We recognize their tireless commitment and strive to provide a productive and diverse work environment which encourages excellence.
We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with our 2018 highlights and encourage you to read the proxy statement carefully for more information. You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019. The meeting will start at 11:30 a.m. local time at the Wyndham Destinations offices located at 6277 Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando, Florida. Your vote is very important. Whether or not you plan to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting, please cast your vote as soon as possible. We look forward to continuing our dialogue in the future and we, along with our outstanding executive team and 25,000 associates worldwide, remain committed to creating even greater shareholder value for you.
Sincerely,

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Stephen P. Holmes
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

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Michael D. Brown
President and Chief Executive Officer

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WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS, INC.
NOTICE OF 2019 ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

April 4, 2019
Date:
 
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time:
 
11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Place:
 
Wyndham Destinations, Inc. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821

Purposes of the meeting:

to elect eight Directors for a term expiring at the 2020 annual meeting.

to vote on a non-binding, advisory resolution to approve executive compensation.

to vote on a proposal to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.

to vote on a proposal to approve the Wyndham Destinations, Inc. 2018 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

to vote on a shareholder proposal regarding political contributions disclosure if properly presented at the meeting.

to transact any other business that may be properly brought before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement of the meeting.

The matters specified for voting above are more fully described in the attached proxy statement. Only our shareholders of record at the close of business on March 22, 2019 will be entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting and any adjournments or postponements for which no new record date is set.

Who may attend the meeting:

Only shareholders, persons holding proxies from shareholders, invited representatives of the media and financial community and other guests of Wyndham Destinations, Inc. may attend the meeting.

What to bring:

All persons attending the meeting must bring photo identification such as a valid driver’s license or passport for purposes of personal identification and proof of ownership of your shares.

If your shares are held in the name of a broker, trust, bank or other nominee, you will also need to bring a proxy, letter or recent account statement from that broker, trust, bank or nominee that confirms that you are the beneficial owner of those shares.


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Record Date:

March 22, 2019 is the record date for the meeting. This means that owners of Wyndham Destinations common stock at the close of business on that date are entitled to:

receive notice of the meeting and

vote at the meeting and any adjournment or postponement of the meeting for which no new record date is set.

Information About the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials:

Instead of mailing a printed copy of our proxy materials, including our Annual Report, to all of our shareholders, we provide access to these materials in a fast and efficient manner via the Internet. This reduces the amount of paper necessary to produce these materials as well as the costs associated with mailing these materials to all shareholders. Accordingly, on or about April 4, 2019, we will begin mailing a Notice to all shareholders as of March 22, 2019, and will post our proxy materials on the website referenced in the Notice. As more fully described in the Notice, shareholders may choose to access our proxy materials on the website referred to in the Notice or may request to receive a printed set of our proxy materials. In addition, the Notice and website provide information regarding how you may request to receive proxy materials in printed form by mail or electronically by email on an ongoing basis.

Householding Information:

We have adopted a procedure approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission called householding. Under this procedure, shareholders of record who have the same address and last name and have not previously requested electronic delivery of proxy materials will receive a single envelope containing the Notices for all shareholders having that address. The Notice for each shareholder will include that shareholder’s unique control number needed to vote his or her shares. This procedure will reduce our printing costs and postage fees.

If you do not wish to participate in householding and prefer to receive your Notice in a separate envelope, please contact Broadridge Financial Solutions by calling their toll-free number at (866) 540-7095 or through Broadridge Financial Solutions, Attn.: Householding Department, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, New York 11717.

For those shareholders who have the same address and last name and who request to receive a printed copy of the proxy materials by mail, we will send only one copy of such materials to each address unless one or more of those shareholders notifies us, in the same manner described above, that they wish to receive a printed copy for each shareholder at that address.

Beneficial shareholders may request information about householding from their banks, brokers or other holders of record.

Proxy Voting:

Your vote is important. Please vote your proxy promptly so your shares are represented, even if you plan to attend the annual meeting. You may vote by Internet, by telephone, by requesting a printed copy of the proxy materials and using the enclosed proxy card or in person at the annual meeting.

Our proxy tabulator, Broadridge Financial Solutions, must receive any proxy that will not be delivered in person at the annual meeting by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

By order of the Board of Directors,
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James Savina
Corporate Secretary


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS, INC.

PROXY STATEMENT

The enclosed proxy materials are provided to you at the request of the Board of Directors of Wyndham Destinations, Inc. (Board) to encourage you to vote your shares at our 2019 annual meeting of shareholders. This proxy statement contains information on matters that will be presented at the meeting and is provided to assist you in voting your shares. References in this proxy statement to “we,” “us,” “our,” the “Company” and “Wyndham Destinations” refer to Wyndham Destinations, Inc. and our consolidated subsidiaries.

Our Board made these materials available to you over the Internet or, upon your request, mailed you printed versions of these materials in connection with our 2019 annual meeting. We will mail a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (Notice) to our shareholders beginning on or about April 4, 2019 and will post our proxy materials on the website referenced in the Notice on that same date. We are, on behalf of our Board, soliciting your proxy to vote your shares at our 2019 annual meeting. We solicit proxies to give all shareholders of record an opportunity to vote on matters that will be presented at the annual meeting.

WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE SPIN-OFF

In May 2018, Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (Wyndham Worldwide), as we were formerly known, completed the spin-off of its Hotel Group business, which became a new, publicly-traded hotel franchising and hotel management company, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (Wyndham Hotels).

Our Vacation Ownership business combined with our Destination Network business has been renamed Wyndham Destinations, Inc. and our common stock began to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “WYND.” The transaction was effected through a pro-rata distribution of Wyndham Hotels’ common stock to Wyndham Worldwide shareholders on May 31, 2018. The spin-off resulted in two separate, publicly-traded companies, each with increased strategic flexibility and enhanced ability to focus on its core business and growth opportunities, facilitate capital raising and respond to developments in each respective market.

In connection with the spin-off, there were certain changes in our leadership. Stephen P. Holmes, our former Chief Executive Officer (CEO), resigned from that position and became the Non-Executive Chairman of our Board. Effective upon the completion of the spin-off, Michael D. Brown, the former President and CEO of our Vacation Ownership business, was appointed as our President and CEO and as a member of our Board. In addition, Myra J. Biblowit, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Pauline D.E. Richards resigned from our Board effective upon the completion of the spin-off and joined the board of directors of Wyndham Hotels. Louise F. Brady, James E. Buckman, George Herrera and Michael H. Wargotz remain on our Board, with the addition of our two new Directors, Denny Marie Post and Ronald L. Rickles, who joined our Board upon the completion of the spin-off.

Our corporate governance and compensation programs, including certain changes in connection with the spin-off, are discussed in greater detail in this proxy statement.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When and where will the annual meeting be held?

The annual meeting will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time at Wyndham Destinations, Inc., 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821.

What am I being asked to vote on at the meeting?

You are being asked to vote on the following:

the election of eight Directors for a one-year term.

a non-binding, advisory resolution to approve our executive compensation program.

the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.


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the approval of the Wyndham Destinations, Inc. 2018 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

a shareholder proposal regarding political contributions disclosure if properly presented at the meeting.

to transact any other business that may be properly brought before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement of the meeting.

We are not aware of any other matters that will be brought before the shareholders for a vote at the annual meeting. If any other matters are properly presented for a vote the individuals named as proxies will have discretionary authority to the extent permitted by law to vote on such matters according to their best judgment.

Who may vote and how many votes does a shareholder have?

All holders of record of our common stock as of the close of business on March 22, 2019 (record date) are entitled to vote at the meeting. Each shareholder will have one vote for each share of our common stock held as of the close of business on the record date. As of the record date, 93,702,201 shares of our common stock were outstanding. There is no cumulative voting and the holders of our common stock vote together as a single class.

How many votes must be present to hold the meeting?

The holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of our common stock entitled to vote at the meeting, or 46,851,101 shares, must be present in person or by proxy at the meeting in order to constitute the quorum necessary to conduct the meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes will be counted for the purposes of establishing a quorum at the meeting.

A broker non-vote occurs when a broker or other nominee submits a proxy that states that the broker does not vote for some or all of the proposals because the broker has not received instructions from the beneficial owner on how to vote on the proposals and does not have discretionary authority to vote in the absence of instructions.

We urge you to vote by proxy even if you plan to attend the meeting so that we will know as soon as possible that a quorum has been achieved.

How do I vote?

Even if you plan to attend the meeting you are encouraged to vote by proxy.

If you are a shareholder of record, also known as a registered shareholder, you may vote in one of the following ways:

by telephone by calling the toll-free number (800) 690-6903 (have your Notice or proxy card in hand when you call);

by Internet at http://www.proxyvote.com (have your Notice or proxy card in hand when you access the website);

if you received (or requested and received) a printed copy of the proxy materials, by returning the enclosed proxy card (signed and dated) in the envelope provided; or

in person at the annual meeting (please see below under “How do I attend the meeting?”).

If your shares are registered in the name of a bank, broker or other nominee, follow the proxy instructions on the form you receive from the bank, broker or other nominee. You may also vote in person at the annual meeting – please see below under “How do I attend the meeting?”

When you vote by proxy your shares will be voted according to your instructions. If you sign your proxy card or vote by Internet or by telephone but do not specify how you want your shares to be voted they will be voted as the Board recommends.

What if I am a participant in the Wyndham Destinations, Inc. Employee Savings Plan?

For participants in the Wyndham Destinations, Inc. Employee Savings Plan with shares of our common stock credited to their accounts, voting instructions for the trustees of the plan are also being solicited through this proxy statement. In accordance with the provisions of the plan the trustee will vote shares of our common stock in accordance with instructions received from the participants to whose accounts the shares are credited. If you do not instruct the plan trustee on how to vote the shares of our

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common stock credited to your account, the trustee will vote those shares in the same proportion to the shares for which instructions are received.

How does the Board recommend that I vote?

The Board recommends the following votes:

FOR the election of each of the Director nominees.

FOR the non-binding, advisory resolution to approve our executive compensation program.

FOR the ratification of the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2019.

FOR the approval of the Wyndham Destinations, Inc. 2018 Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

AGAINST the shareholder proposal regarding political contributions disclosure.

How many votes are required to approve each proposal?

In the election of Directors the affirmative vote of a plurality of the votes present in person or by proxy and entitled to vote at the meeting is required. This means the Director nominees receiving the greatest number of votes will be elected and abstentions and broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of the vote. However, as further described under “Election of Directors”, under the Board’s Corporate Governance Guidelines any nominee for Director who receives a greater number of votes withheld than votes for election is required to tender his or her resignation for consideration by the Corporate Governance Committee.

For all other proposals, the affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the shares represented at the meeting in person or by proxy and entitled to vote on the proposal will be required for approval. Abstentions will have the effect of a vote against any of these proposals. Broker non-votes will have no effect on the outcome of these proposals.

If your shares are registered in the name of a bank, broker or other financial institution and you do not give your broker or other nominee specific voting instructions for your shares, under rules of the New York Stock Exchange, your record holder has discretion to vote your shares on the ratification of auditor proposal but does not have discretion to vote your shares on any of the other proposals. Your broker, bank or other financial institution will not be permitted to vote on your behalf on the election of Director nominees, the non-binding, advisory vote on executive compensation, the approval of the 2018 Employee Stock Purchase Plan or the shareholder proposal regarding political contributions disclosure unless you provide specific instructions before the date of the annual meeting by completing and returning the voting instruction or proxy card or following the instructions provided to you to vote your shares by telephone or the Internet.

How do I attend the meeting?

You must bring with you a photo identification such as a valid driver’s license or passport for personal identification and proof of ownership of your shares. If your shares are held in the name of a broker, trust, bank or other nominee, you will also need to bring a proxy, letter or recent account statement from that broker, trust, bank or nominee that confirms that you are the beneficial owner of those shares.

Can I change or revoke my vote?

You may change or revoke your proxy at any time prior to voting at the meeting by submitting a later dated proxy, by entering new instructions by Internet or telephone, by giving timely written notice of such change or revocation to the Corporate Secretary or by attending the meeting and voting in person and requesting that your prior proxy not be used.

How are proxies solicited?

We retained Georgeson to advise and assist us in soliciting proxies at a cost of $8,500 plus reasonable expenses. Proxies may also be solicited by our Directors, officers and employees personally, by mail, telephone or other electronic means for no additional compensation. We will pay all costs relating to the solicitation of proxies. We will also reimburse brokers, custodians, nominees and fiduciaries for reasonable expenses in forwarding proxy materials to beneficial owners of our common stock.


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How do I make a shareholder proposal for the 2020 meeting?

Shareholders interested in presenting a proposal for inclusion in our proxy statement and proxy relating to our 2020 annual meeting may do so by following the procedures prescribed in Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act). To be eligible for inclusion in next year’s proxy statement, shareholder proposals must be received by the Corporate Secretary at our principal executive offices no later than the close of business on December 6, 2019.

In general, any shareholder proposal to be considered at next year’s annual meeting but not included in the proxy statement must be submitted in accordance with the procedures set forth in our By-Laws. Notice of any such proposal must be submitted in writing to and received by the Corporate Secretary at our principal executive offices not earlier than January 17, 2020 and not later than February 16, 2020. However, if the date of the 2020 annual meeting is not within 30 days before or after May 16, 2020 then a shareholder will be able to submit a proposal for consideration at the annual meeting not later than the close of business on the 10th day following the day on which public disclosure of the date of the annual meeting is made or such notice of the date of such annual meeting was mailed whichever occurs first. Our By-Laws require that such notice be updated as necessary as of specified dates prior to the annual meeting. Any notification to bring any proposal before an annual meeting must comply with the requirements of our By-Laws as to proper form. A shareholder may obtain a copy of our By-Laws on our website, www.wyndhamdestinations.com under the Investors page, which can be reached by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link, or by writing to our Corporate Secretary at Wyndham Destinations, Inc. 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821.

Shareholders may also nominate directors for election at an annual meeting. To nominate a Director shareholders must comply with provisions of applicable law and our By-Laws. The Corporate Governance Committee will also consider shareholder recommendations for candidates to the Board sent to the Committee c/o the Corporate Secretary. See below under “Director Nomination Process” for information regarding nomination or recommendation of a Director.


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GOVERNANCE OF THE COMPANY

Strong corporate governance is an integral part of our core values. Our Board is committed to having sound corporate governance principles and practices. Please visit our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com under the Investors page, which can be reached by clicking on the Investor Relations link followed by the Governance link and looking under Governance Documents for the Board’s Corporate Governance Guidelines and Director Independence Criteria, the Board-approved charters for the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees and related information. These guidelines and charters may also be obtained by writing to our Corporate Secretary at Wyndham Destinations, Inc., 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821.

Corporate Governance Guidelines

Our Board adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines that along with the charters of the Board Committees, Director Independence Criteria and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors, provide the framework for our governance. The governance rules for companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange and those contained in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations are reflected in the guidelines. The Board reviews these principles and other aspects of governance periodically. The Corporate Governance Guidelines are available on the Investors page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link.

Director Independence Criteria

The Board adopted the Director Independence Criteria set out below for its evaluation of the materiality of Director relationships with us. The Director Independence Criteria contain independence standards that exceed the independence standards specified in the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange. The Director Independence Criteria are available on the Investors page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link.

A Director who satisfies all of the following criteria shall be presumed to be independent under our Director Independence Criteria:

Wyndham Destinations does not currently employ and has not within the last three years employed the Director or any of his or her immediate family members (except in the case of immediate family members, in a non-executive officer capacity).

The Director is not currently and has not within the last three years been employed by Wyndham Destinations’ present auditors nor has any of his or her immediate family members been so employed (except in a non-professional capacity not involving Wyndham Destinations business).

Neither the Director nor any of his or her immediate family members is or has been within the last three years part of an interlocking directorate in which an executive officer of Wyndham Destinations serves on the compensation or equivalent committee of another company that employs the Director or his or her immediate family member as an executive officer.

The Director is not a current employee nor is an immediate family member a current executive officer of a company that has made payments to or received payments from Wyndham Destinations for property or services in an amount in any of the last three fiscal years exceeding the greater of $750,000 or 1% of such other company’s consolidated gross revenues.

The Director currently does not have or has not had within the past three years a personal services contract with Wyndham Destinations or its executive officers.

The Director has not received and the Director’s immediate family member has not received during any twelve-month period within the last three years more than $100,000 in direct compensation from Wyndham Destinations other than Board fees.

The Director is not currently an officer or director of a foundation, university or other non-profit organization to which Wyndham Destinations within the last three years gave directly or indirectly through the provision of services more than the greater of 1% of the consolidated gross revenues of such organization during any single fiscal year or $100,000.


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Guidelines for Determining Director Independence

Our Corporate Governance Guidelines and Director Independence Criteria provide for director independence standards that meet or exceed those of the New York Stock Exchange. Our Board is required under New York Stock Exchange rules to affirmatively determine that each independent Director has no material relationship with Wyndham Destinations other than as a Director.

In accordance with these standards and criteria, the Board undertook its annual review of the independence of its Directors. During this review the Board considered whether there are any relationships or related party transactions between each Director, any member of his or her immediate family or other affiliated entities and us and our subsidiaries and affiliates. The purpose of this review was to determine whether any such relationships or transactions existed that were inconsistent with a determination that the Director is independent.

The Board follows a number of procedures to review related party transactions. We maintain a written policy governing related party transactions that requires Board approval of related party transactions exceeding $120,000. Each Board member answers a questionnaire designed to disclose conflicts and related party transactions. We also review our internal records for related party transactions. Based on a review of these standards and materials, none of our independent Directors had or has any relationship with us other than as a Director.

As a result of its review the Board affirmatively determined that the following Directors are independent of us and our management as required by the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Director Independence Criteria: Louise F. Brady, James E. Buckman, George Herrera, Denny Marie Post, Ronald L. Rickles and Michael H. Wargotz. All members of the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees are independent Directors under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards, SEC rules and the Director Independence Criteria. The Board had also determined that each of The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Myra J. Biblowit and Pauline D.E. Richards, who served as Directors for a portion of 2018, was independent under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards, SEC rules and the Director Independence Criteria during the portion of 2018 he or she served as a director of the Company. See above under “Wyndham Worldwide Spin-Off,” for additional information on the departure of each of Mr. Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Richards from the Board in connection with the spin-off transaction.

Committees of the Board

The following describes our Board Committees and related matters. The composition of the Committees is provided immediately after.

Audit Committee

Responsibilities include:

Appoints our independent registered public accounting firm to perform an integrated audit of our consolidated financial statements and internal control over financial reporting.

Pre-approves all services performed by our independent registered public accounting firm.

Provides oversight on the external reporting process and the adequacy of our internal controls.

Reviews the scope, planning, staffing and budgets of the audit activities of the independent registered public accounting firm and our internal auditors.

Reviews services provided by our independent registered public accounting firm and other disclosed relationships as they bear on the independence of our independent registered public accounting firm and provides oversight on hiring policies with respect to employees or former employees of the independent auditor.

Maintains procedures for the receipt, retention and resolution of complaints regarding accounting, internal controls and auditing matters.

All members of the Audit Committee are independent Directors under the Board’s Director Independence Criteria and applicable regulatory and listing standards. The Board in its business judgment determined that each member of the Audit Committee is financially literate, knowledgeable and qualified to review financial statements in accordance with applicable listing standards. The Board also determined that both Ronald L. Rickles and Michael H. Wargotz are audit committee financial experts within the meaning of applicable SEC rules.

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The Audit Committee Charter is available on the Investor Relations page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link.

Audit Committee Report

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for the external financial reporting process and the adequacy of Wyndham Destinations’ internal controls. Specific responsibilities of the Audit Committee are set forth in the Audit Committee Charter adopted by the Board. The Charter is available on the Investors page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link.

The Audit Committee is comprised of four Directors, all of whom meet the standards of independence adopted by the New York Stock Exchange and the SEC. The Audit Committee appoints, compensates and oversees the services performed by Wyndham Destinations’ independent registered public accounting firm. The Audit Committee approves in advance all services to be performed by Wyndham Destinations’ independent registered public accounting firm in accordance with SEC rules and the Audit Committee’s established policy for pre-approval of all audit services and permissible non-audit services, subject to the de minimis exceptions for non-audit services.

Management is responsible for Wyndham Destinations’ financial reporting process including our system of internal controls and for the preparation of consolidated financial statements in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, applicable laws and regulations. In addition, management is responsible for establishing, maintaining and assessing the effectiveness of Wyndham Destinations’ internal control over financial reporting. Deloitte & Touche LLP (Deloitte), Wyndham Destinations’ independent registered public accounting firm, is responsible for expressing an opinion on Wyndham Destinations’ consolidated financial statements and the effectiveness of Wyndham Destinations’ internal control over financial reporting. The Audit Committee reviewed and discussed Wyndham Destinations’ 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K, including the audited consolidated financial statements of Wyndham Destinations for the year ended December 31, 2018, with management and Deloitte. It is not the Audit Committee’s duty or responsibility to conduct auditing or accounting reviews or procedures.

The Audit Committee also discussed with Deloitte matters required to be discussed by applicable standards and rules of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and the SEC. The Audit Committee also received the written disclosures and the letter from Deloitte required by applicable standards and rules of the PCAOB including those required by Auditing Standard No. 1301, Communications with Audit Committees, and the SEC regarding Deloitte’s communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence, and discussed with Deloitte its independence.

The Audit Committee also considered whether the permissible non-audit services provided by Deloitte to Wyndham Destinations are compatible with Deloitte maintaining its independence. The Audit Committee satisfied itself as to the independence of Deloitte.
Based on the Audit Committee’s review and discussions described above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited consolidated financial statements be included in Wyndham Destinations’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Michael H. Wargotz (Chair)
Louise F. Brady
George Herrera
Ronald L. Rickles

Compensation Committee

Responsibilities include:

Provides oversight on our executive compensation program consistent with corporate objectives and shareholder interests.

Reviews and approves Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and other senior management compensation.

Approves grants of long-term incentive awards and our senior executives’ annual incentive compensation under our compensation plans.

Reviews and considers the independence of advisers to the Committee.

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For additional information regarding the Compensation Committee’s processes and procedures see below under “Executive Compensation – Compensation Discussion and Analysis – Compensation Committee Matters.”

All members of the Compensation Committee are independent Directors under the Board’s Director Independence Criteria and applicable regulatory and listing standards.

The Compensation Committee Report is provided below under Executive Compensation. The Compensation Committee Charter is available on the Investor Relations page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link.

Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

During 2018, our Compensation Committee consisted of Mr. Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Richards and, in connection with the departure of Mr. Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Richards from the Board, Ms. Brady, Mr. Buckman, Ms. Post and Mr. Wargotz were appointed to the Compensation Committee on May 31, 2018. There are no compensation committee interlocks between Wyndham Destinations and other entities involving our executive officers and Directors.

Corporate Governance Committee

Responsibilities include:

Recommends to the Board nominees for election to the Board.

Reviews principles, policies and procedures affecting Directors and the Board’s operation and effectiveness.

Provides oversight on the evaluation of the Board and its effectiveness.

Reviews and makes recommendations on Director compensation.

All members of the Corporate Governance Committee are independent Directors under the Board’s Director Independence Criteria and applicable regulatory and listing standards.

The Corporate Governance Committee Charter is available on the Investor Relations’ page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee may exercise all of the authority of the Board when the Board is not in session, except that the Executive Committee does not have the authority to take any action which legally or under our internal governance policies may be taken only by the full Board.


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Committee Membership

The following chart provides the current committee membership and the number of meetings that each committee held during 2018.
Director
Audit
Committee
Compensation
Committee
Governance
Committee
Executive
Committee
Louise F. Brady
M
C
 
 
Michael D. Brown
 
 
 
M
James E. Buckman
 
M
 
M
George Herrera
M
 
C
 
Stephen P. Holmes
 
 
 
C
Denny Marie Post
 
M
M
 
Ronald L. Rickles
M
 
M
 
Michael H. Wargotz
C
M
 
M
Number of Meetings in 2018
9
6
4
4
C = Chair
M = Member

The Board held nine meetings during 2018. During the course of 2018, (i) our Audit Committee consisted of Messrs. Wargotz and Herrera and Mses. Brady and Richards and, in connection with the departure of Ms. Richards from the Board, Mr. Rickles was appointed to the Audit Committee on May 31, 2018; (ii) our Compensation Committee consisted of Mr. Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Richards and, in connection with the departure of Mr. Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Richards from the Board, Ms. Brady, Mr. Buckman, Ms. Post and Mr. Wargotz were appointed to the Compensation Committee on May, 31, 2018; (iii) our Corporate Governance Committee consisted of Messrs. Herrera and Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Brady and, in connection with the departure of Mr. Mulroney and Ms. Bilbowit from the Board, Ms. Brady resigned from the Corporate Governance Committee and Ms. Post and Mr. Rickles were appointed to the Corporate Governance Committee on May 31, 2018; and (iv) our Executive Committee consisted of Messrs. Buckman, Holmes and Wargotz and, in connection with the appointment of Mr. Brown to the Board, Mr. Brown was appointed to the Executive Committee on May 31, 2018. Each Director attended at least 75% of the meetings of the Board and the committees of the Board on which the Director served while in office. See above under “Wyndham Worldwide Spin-Off,” for additional information on the departure of each of Mr. Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Richards from the Board and the appointment of each of Messrs. Brown and Rickles and Ms. Post to the Board in connection with the spin-off transaction.

Directors fulfill their responsibilities not only by attending Board and committee meetings but also through communication with the Chairman, Lead Director, CEO and other members of management relative to matters of interest and concern to Wyndham Destinations.

Board Leadership Structure and Lead Director

As discussed above under “Wyndham Worldwide Spin-Off,” newly constituted boards for the Company and Wyndham Hotels were appointed in connection with the spin-off, each comprising certain members of the former Wyndham Worldwide board as well as new appointees.

While the Board has not mandated a particular leadership structure, historically, the positions of Chairman of the Board and CEO were held by the same person. In 2018, as a result of Mr. Holmes’ discussions with the Board about resigning as our CEO in connection with the spin-off and as part of its ongoing review of the Board leadership structure and succession planning process, the Board determined that at this time the positions of Chairman and CEO should be held by separate individuals. In connection with the spin-off, effective as of May 31, 2018, the Board elected Mr. Holmes, who had served as the Chairman and CEO of the Company since July 2006, to the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. At the same time, the Board also appointed Mr. Brown, our new President and CEO, as a member of our Board.
   
In his new role, Mr. Holmes continues to provide leadership to the Board by, among other things, working with the CEO, the Lead Director, and the Corporate Secretary to set Board calendars, determine agendas for Board meetings, ensure proper flow of information to Board members, facilitate effective operation of the Board and its committees, help promote Board succession planning and the orientation of new Directors, address issues of Director performance, assist in consideration and Board adoption of the Company’s long-term and annual operating plans, and help promote senior management succession planning. Mr. Holmes’

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experience as our former CEO and his knowledge and familiarity with our business and industry bring valuable perspective to the Board. In addition, Mr. Brown’s service as a Director promotes strategy development and execution and facilitates information flow between management and the Board, which is also essential to effective governance.

The Board also recognizes the importance of having independent Board leadership and selected James E. Buckman, an independent Director who serves as a member of the Executive Committee, to serve as the Board’s Lead Director. The Lead Director serves as a key advisor to our Chairman, chairs executive sessions of independent Directors and provides feedback to the Chairman, chairs meetings of the Board in the absence of the Chairman, and reviews in advance, and as appropriate, consults with the Chairman regarding, the agendas for all Board and committee meetings.
 
Six of our eight current directors are independent, and the Audit, Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees are comprised solely of independent directors. Consequently, the independent Directors directly oversee such critical items as the Company’s financial statements, executive compensation, the selection and evaluation of directors and the development and implementation of our corporate governance programs. Our independent directors, led by our Lead Director, bring experience, oversight and expertise from outside our Company and industry, which balances the Company-specific experience and expertise that our Non-Executive Chairman and CEO bring to the Board.
 
The Board will continue to review our Board leadership structure as part of the succession planning process. We believe that our leadership structure, in which the roles of Chairman and CEO are held by separate individuals, together with an experienced and engaged Lead Director and independent key committees, is the optimal structure for our Company and our shareholders at this time.

Oversight of Risk Management

The Board has an active role, as a whole and at the committee level, in providing oversight with respect to management of our risks. The Board focuses on the most significant risks facing us and our general risk management strategy and seeks to ensure that risks undertaken by us are consistent with a level of risk that is appropriate for our company and aligned with the achievement of our business objectives and strategies.

The Board regularly reviews information regarding risks associated with our finances, credit and liquidity; our business, operations and strategy; legal, regulatory and compliance matters; and reputational exposure. The Audit Committee provides oversight on our programs for risk assessment and risk management, including with respect to financial accounting and reporting, internal audit, information technology, cybersecurity and compliance. With respect to cybersecurity risk oversight, our Audit Committee receives periodic updates from the appropriate managers on the primary cybersecurity risks facing the Company and the measures the Company is taking to mitigate such risks. In addition to such periodic reports, our Audit Committee receives updates from management regarding any changes to the Company’s cybersecurity risk profile or significant newly identified risks. The Compensation Committee provides oversight on our assessment and management of risks relating to our executive compensation. The Corporate Governance Committee provides oversight on our management of risks associated with the independence of the Board and potential conflicts of interest. While each committee is responsible for providing oversight with respect to the management of risks, the entire Board is regularly informed about our risks through committee reports and management presentations.

While the Board and the committees provide oversight with respect to our risk management, our CEO and other senior management are primarily responsible for day-to-day risk management analysis and mitigation and report to the full Board or the relevant committee regarding risk management. Our leadership structure, with Mr. Holmes serving as our Non-Executive Chairman and with Mr. Brown serving as a Director, also enhances the Board’s effectiveness in risk oversight due to the extensive knowledge of Mr. Holmes and Mr. Brown with respect to our business and operations, facilitating the Board’s oversight of key risks. We believe this division of responsibility and leadership structure is the most effective approach for addressing our risk management.

Executive Sessions of Non-Management Directors and Independent Directors

The Board meets regularly without any members of management present. In addition, at least once a year, the independent Directors meet in a private session that excludes management and non-independent directors. The Lead Director chairs these sessions.

Communications with the Board and Directors

Shareholders and other parties interested in communicating directly with the Board, an individual non-management or independent Director or the non-management or independent Directors as a group may do so by writing our Corporate Secretary at Wyndham Destinations, Inc., 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida. The Corporate Secretary will forward the correspondence only to

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the intended recipients. However, prior to forwarding any correspondence, the Corporate Secretary will review it and in his discretion will not forward correspondence deemed to be of a commercial nature or otherwise not appropriate for review by the Directors.

Director Attendance at Annual Meeting of Shareholders

As provided in the Board’s Corporate Governance Guidelines, Directors are expected to attend our annual meeting absent exceptional cause. All of our Directors at the time attended our 2018 annual meeting and all of our current Directors are expected to attend the 2019 annual meeting.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

The Board maintains a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors with ethics guidelines specifically applicable to Directors. In addition, we maintain a Code of Conduct applicable to all our associates, including our CEO, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Accounting Officer.

We will disclose on our website any amendment to or waiver from a provision of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors or Code of Conduct as may be required and within the time period specified under applicable SEC and New York Stock Exchange rules. The Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors and our Code of Conduct are available on the Investor Relations page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link. Copies of these documents may also be obtained free of charge by writing to our Corporate Secretary.

Director Nomination Process

Role of Corporate Governance Committee.    The Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for recommending the Director nominees for election to the Board. The Corporate Governance Committee considers the appropriate balance of experience, skills and characteristics required of the Board when considering potential candidates to serve on the Board. Nominees for Director are selected on the basis of their depth and breadth of experience, skills, wisdom, integrity, ability to make independent analytical inquiries, understanding of our business environment and willingness to devote adequate time to Board duties.

The Corporate Governance Committee also focuses on issues of diversity, such as diversity of gender, race and national origin, education, professional experience and differences in viewpoints and skills.

The Corporate Governance Committee does not have a formal policy with respect to diversity, however, the Board and the Corporate Governance Committee believe that it is essential that the Board members represent diverse viewpoints. In considering candidates for the Board, the Corporate Governance Committee considers the entirety of each candidate’s credentials in the context of these standards. For the nomination of continuing Directors for re-election, the Corporate Governance Committee also considers the individual’s contributions to the Board.

All of our Directors bring to our Board a wealth of executive leadership experience derived from their service as senior executives of large organizations as well as extensive board experience. Certain individual qualifications, experience and skills of our Directors that led the Board to conclude that each nominee or Director should serve as our Director are described below under “Election of Directors.”

Identification and Evaluation Process.    The process for identifying and evaluating nominees to the Board is initiated by identifying a candidate who meets the criteria for selection as a nominee and has the specific qualities or skills being sought based on input from members of the Board and, if the Corporate Governance Committee deems appropriate, a third-party search firm. These candidates will be evaluated by the Corporate Governance Committee by reviewing the candidates’ biographical information and qualifications and checking the candidates’ references. Qualified nominees will be interviewed by at least one member of the Corporate Governance Committee. Using the input from the interview and other information it obtains, the Corporate Governance Committee evaluates whether the prospective candidate is qualified to serve as a Director and whether the Corporate Governance Committee should recommend to the Board that the Board nominate the prospective candidate for election by the shareholders or to fill a vacancy on the Board. Ms. Post and Mr. Rickles were newly appointed by the Wyndham Destinations Board in June 2018 in connection with the spin-off. The Company worked with a third party search firm to assist in the identification, recruitment and evaluation of Ms. Post and Mr. Rickles.

Shareholder Recommendations of Nominees.    The Corporate Governance Committee will consider written recommendations from shareholders for nominees for Director. Recommendations should be submitted to the Corporate Governance Committee, c/o the Corporate Secretary, and include at least the following: name of the shareholder and evidence of the person’s ownership

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of our common stock, number of shares owned and the length of time of ownership, name of the candidate, the candidate’s resume or a listing of his or her qualifications to be a Director and the person’s consent to be named as a Director if selected by the Corporate Governance Committee and nominated by the Board. To evaluate nominees for Directors recommended by shareholders, the Corporate Governance Committee intends to use a substantially similar evaluation process as described above.

Shareholder Nominations and By-Law Procedures.    Our By-Laws establish procedures pursuant to which a shareholder may nominate a person for election to the Board. Our By-Laws are available on the Investor Relations’ page of our website at www.wyndhamdestinations.com by clicking on the Governance link followed by the Governance Documents link. To nominate a person for election to the Board, a shareholder must submit a notice containing all information required by our By-Laws regarding the Director nominee and the shareholder and any associated persons making the nomination, including name and address, number of shares owned, a description of any additional interests of such nominee or shareholder and certain representations regarding such nomination. Our By-Laws require that such notice be updated as necessary as of specified dates prior to the annual meeting. We may require any proposed nominee to furnish such other information as we may require to determine his or her eligibility to serve as a Director. Such notice must be accompanied by the proposed nominee’s consent to being named as a nominee and to serve as a Director if elected.

To nominate a person for election to the Board at our 2020 annual meeting, written notice of a shareholder nomination must be delivered to our Corporate Secretary not earlier than January 17, 2020 and not later than February 16, 2020. However, if the date of the 2020 annual meeting is not within 30 days before or after May 16, 2020, then a shareholder’s written notice will be timely if it is delivered by no later than the close of business on the 10th day following the day on which public disclosure of the date of the annual meeting is made or the notice of the date of the annual meeting was mailed, whichever occurs first. Our By-Laws require that any such notice be updated as necessary as of specified dates prior to the annual meeting. A shareholder may make nominations of persons for election to the Board at a special meeting if the shareholder delivers written notice to our Corporate Secretary not later than the close of business on the 10th day following the day on which public disclosure of the date such special meeting was made or notice of such special meeting was mailed, whichever occurs first. At a special meeting of shareholders, only such business may be conducted as shall have been brought before the meeting under our notice of meeting.

Compensation of Directors

Non-management Directors receive compensation for Board service designed to compensate them for their Board responsibilities and align their interests with the interests of shareholders. A management Director receives no additional compensation for Board service.

In connection with the spin-off, effective as of May 31, 2018, the Board elected Stephen P. Holmes, who had served as the Chairman and CEO of the Company since July 2006, to the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board. In connection with his new position as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, on June 1, 2018, the Company entered into a letter agreement with Mr. Holmes (Holmes Letter Agreement), which provides him with an annual retainer of $320,000 (with $160,000 payable in the form of cash and $160,000 payable in the form of Wyndham Destinations common stock), a subsidy of $18,750 per year toward his costs incurred in connection with retaining an administrative assistant, a subsidy of $12,500 per year toward his costs incurred in connection with securing office space, a contribution towards 50% of the cost of the lease associated with his vehicle, through the earlier of the conclusion of the lease term and the conclusion of his service, and reimbursement for 50% of the cost of his annual executive health and wellness physical. 

Except for the Holmes Letter Agreement and the 2018 Director equity grants (described below), the Director compensation program for 2018 remained consistent with our 2017 program.














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Annual Retainer Fees. The following table describes 2018 annual retainer and committee chair and membership fees for non-management Directors. Our Directors do not receive additional fees for attending Board or committee meetings.
 
 
Cash-Based
 
Stock-Based
 
Total
Non-Executive Chairman
 
$
160,000

 
$
160,000

 
$
320,000

Lead Director
 
$
132,500

 
$
132,500

 
$
265,000

Director
 
$
105,000

 
$
105,000

 
$
210,000

Audit Committee chair
 
$
22,500

 
$
22,500

 
$
45,000

Audit Committee member
 
$
12,500

 
$
12,500

 
$
25,000

Compensation Committee chair
 
$
17,500

 
$
17,500

 
$
35,000

Compensation Committee member
 
$
10,000

 
$
10,000

 
$
20,000

Corporate Governance Committee chair
 
$
15,000

 
$
15,000

 
$
30,000

Corporate Governance Committee member
 
$
8,750

 
$
8,750

 
$
17,500

Executive Committee member
 
$
10,000

 
$
10,000

 
$
20,000


The annual Director retainer and committee chair and membership fees are paid on a quarterly basis 50% in cash and 50% in Wyndham Destinations stock. The requirement for Directors to receive at least 50% of their fees in our equity further aligns their interests with those of our shareholders. The number of shares of stock issued is based on our stock price on the quarterly determination date. Directors may elect to receive the stock-based portion of their fees in the form of common stock or deferred stock units (DSUs). Directors may also elect to defer any cash-based compensation or vested restricted stock units (RSUs) in the form of DSUs. A DSU entitles the Director to receive one share of common stock following the Director’s retirement or termination of service from the Board for any reason and is credited with dividend equivalents during the deferral period. The Director may not sell or receive value from any DSU prior to termination of service.

Director Equity Awards. In addition to the annual retainer fees, to further align our Directors’ interests with those of our shareholders, the 2018 compensation of our non-management Directors included the following grants: (i) on March 1, 2018, each of our non-management Directors then in office, as well as Mr. Holmes, received a $50,000 equity grant of time-vesting RSUs which vests on July 1, 2019, which date represents the first anniversary of the closing date of the spin-off transaction plus thirty days and (ii) on June 1, 2018, each of our non-management Directors received a $150,000 grant of time-vesting RSUs which vests ratably over a four-year period.

In November 2018, the Corporate Governance Committee determined that our non-management Directors will receive annual equity grants in 2019 in an amount consistent with our Director compensation program for 2017 and, on March 7, 2019, each of our non-management Directors then in office received a $100,000 annual equity grant of time-vesting RSUs which vest ratably over a four-year period. RSUs are credited with dividend equivalents subject to the same vesting restrictions as the underlying units.

Treatment of Outstanding Director Equity Awards Upon Completion of the Spin-Off. In connection with the spin-off, our non-management Directors continued to hold all of their RSUs and DSUs covering shares of Wyndham Worldwide stock (which became Wyndham Destinations stock following completion of the spin-off) and also received RSUs and DSUs covering an equal amount of shares of Wyndham Hotels stock in accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio. With respect to outstanding RSUs held by our non-management Directors in office at the completion of the spin-off:

For Messrs. Buckman, Herrera and Wargotz and Ms. Brady, the RSUs covering Wyndham Destinations shares vested on November 30, 2018, which date is the six-month anniversary of the completion of the spin-off. The RSUs covering shares of Wyndham Hotels fully vested upon completion of the spin-off.

For Mses. Biblowit and Richards and Mr. Mulroney, the RSUs covering Wyndham Destinations shares fully vested upon completion of the spin-off. The RSUs covering shares of Wyndham Hotels vested on November 30, 2018, which date is the six-month anniversary of the completion of the spin-off.

We provide up to a three-for-one company match of a non-management Director’s qualifying charitable contributions up to a company contribution of $75,000 per year.

We maintain a policy to award our non-management Directors annually 500,000 Wyndham Rewards Points. These Wyndham Rewards Points have an approximate value of $2,555 and may be redeemed for numerous rewards options including stays at

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Wyndham properties. This benefit provides our Directors with ongoing, first-hand exposure to our properties and operations, furthering their understanding and evaluation of our businesses.

2018 Director Compensation Table

The following table describes compensation we paid our non-management Directors for 2018. Mr. Holmes, who served as the CEO of Wyndham Worldwide until the completion of the spin-off transaction in May 2018, is one of our named executive officers. For information regarding the fees he received as a non-employee Director following the spin-off, see the Summary Compensation Table and the accompanying All Other Compensation Table in this proxy statement.
Name
Fees Paid
in Cash
($)
Stock
Awards
($)(a)(b)
All Other
Compensation
($)(c)
Total
($)
Myra J. Biblowit(d)
__

173,567

34,580

208,147

Louise F. Brady

461,236

77,555

538,791

James E. Buckman
147,738

347,233

77,555

572,526

George Herrera
132,637

332,276

31,280

496,193

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney(e)
65,718

115,494

39,508

220,720

Denny Marie Post(f)
72,201

222,117

74,195

368,513

Pauline D.E. Richards(g)
63,907

113,563

33,208

210,678

Ronald L. Rickles(h)
73,650

223,607

66,254

363,511

Michael H. Wargotz
142,749

342,248

78,532

563,529

_______________

(a)
Represents the aggregate grant date fair value of stock awards computed in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718 (ASC718). On March 1, 2018, each non-management Director then in office (Mses. Biblowit, Brady and Richards and Messrs. Buckman, Herrera, Mulroney and Wargotz) was granted a time-vesting RSU award with a grant date fair value of $50,000 which vests on July 1, 2019. On June 1, 2018, each non-management Director then in office (Mses. Brady and Post and Messrs. Buckman, Herrera, Rickles and Wargotz) was granted a time-vesting RSU award with a grant date fair value of $150,000 which vests ratably over four years. The remaining amount in each row represents the aggregate grant date fair value of retainer fees paid in the form of common stock and/or DSUs.

(b)
Total shares of our common stock issuable for DSUs at December 31, 2018 were as follows: Ms. Brady, 8,903; Mr. Buckman, 58,743; Mr. Herrera, 34,806; Ms. Post, 1,673; Mr. Rickles, 1,708; and Mr. Wargotz, 60,931. Total shares of our common stock issuable for unvested RSUs at December 31, 2018 were as follows: Ms. Brady, 3,511; Mr. Buckman, 3,511; Mr. Herrera, 3,511; Ms. Post, 3,079; Mr. Rickles, 3,079; and Mr. Wargotz, 3,511. In 2018, Mr. Mulroney and Mses. Biblowit and Richards resigned from our Board and all of the unvested RSUs covering Wyndham Destinations shares fully vested upon completion of the spin-off on May 31, 2018.

(c)
Includes amounts attributable to charitable matching contributions made on behalf of the Director, the value of Wyndham Rewards Points and life insurance premiums paid by us as applicable. The value of charitable matching contributions were as follows: Ms. Biblowit, $32,025; Ms. Brady, $75,000; Mr. Buckman, $75,000; Mr. Herrera, $28,725; Mr. Mulroney, $36,953; Ms. Post, $71,640; Ms. Richards, $28,725; Mr. Rickles, $63,699; and Mr. Wargotz, $73,350. All directors received 500,000 Wyndham Rewards Points with an approximate value of $2,555. Life insurance premiums paid by us under a legacy Wyndham Worldwide program were $1,928 for Ms. Richards and $2,627 for Mr. Wargotz. The value of dividends is factored into the grant date fair value of our stock awards. Accordingly, dividends paid are not reflected in the table above.

(d)
Ms. Biblowit served on our Board through her resignation, which was effective May 31, 2018. Her director retainer fee as well as her fees for service as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee were pro-rated accordingly. The aggregate grant date fair value of retainer fees paid in the form of common stock and/or DSUs was $123,623. There were no cash payments to her in 2018.

(e)
Mr. Mulroney served on our Board through his resignation, which was effective May 31, 2018. His director retainer fee as well as his fees for service as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance Committee were pro-rated accordingly. The aggregate grant date fair value of retainer fees paid in the form of common stock and/or DSUs was $65,550.

(f)
Ms. Post was appointed to our Board on May 31, 2018. The aggregate grant date fair value of retainer fees paid in the form of common stock and/or DSUs was $72,139. Her director retainer fee as well as her fees for service as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee were pro-rated accordingly.

(g)
Ms. Richards served on our Board through her resignation, which was effective May 31, 2018. Her director retainer fee as well as her fees for service as a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee were pro-rated accordingly. The aggregate grant date fair value of retainer fees paid in the form of common stock and/or DSUs was $63,620.

(h)
Mr. Rickles was appointed to our Board on May 31, 2018. His director retainer fee as well as his fees for service as a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee were pro-rated accordingly. The aggregate grant date fair value of retainer fees paid in the form of common stock and/or DSUs was $73,629.



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Non-Management Director Stock Ownership Guidelines

The Corporate Governance Guidelines require each non-management Director to comply with Wyndham Destinations’ Non-Management Director Stock Ownership Guidelines. These guidelines require each non-management Director to beneficially own an amount of our stock equal to the greater of a multiple of at least five times the cash portion of the annual retainer or two and one-half times the total retainer value without regard to Board committee fees. Directors have a period of five years after joining the Board to achieve compliance with this ownership requirement. DSUs and RSUs credited to a Director count towards satisfaction of the guidelines. As of December 31, 2018, except for Ms. Post and Mr. Rickles who joined our Board in May 2018 and have until May 2023 to achieve compliance, all of our non-management Directors were in compliance with the stock ownership guidelines.

Ownership of Company Stock

The following table describes the beneficial ownership of our common stock for the following persons as of December 31, 2018: each executive officer named in the Summary Compensation Table below, each Director, each person who to our knowledge beneficially owns in excess of 5% of our common stock and all of our Directors and executive officers as a group. The percentages are based on 95,044,018 shares of our common stock outstanding as of December 31, 2018. The principal address for each Director and executive officer of Wyndham Destinations is 6277 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821.
Name
Number of Shares
 
% of Class

Iridian Asset Management LLC
10,805,639

(a) 
11.37
%
BlackRock, Inc. 
9,193,085

(b) 
9.67
%
The Vanguard Group
8,780,062

(c) 
9.24
%
Boston Partners
7,045,445

(d) 
7.41
%
Louise F. Brady
8,903

(e)(f) 
*    

Michael D. Brown
34,836

(e)(f) 
*    

James E. Buckman
65,741

(e)(f)(g) 
*    

George Herrera
34,806

(e)(f) 
*    

Stephen P. Holmes
1,248,266

(e)(f)(h) 
1.31
%
Michael A. Hug
10,650

(e) 
*    

Gail Mandel
16,000

(i) 
*    

Scott G. McLester
53,554

(i) 
*    

Jeffrey Myers
15,376

(e) 
*    

Denny Marie Post
1,673

(e)(f) 
*    

Geoffrey Richards
18,764

(e) 
*    

Ronald L. Rickles
1,708

(e)(f) 
*    

James Savina

(e) 
*    

Michael H. Wargotz
61,653

(e)(f) 
*    

David B. Wyshner
34,814

(i) 
*    

All Directors and executive officers as a group (16 persons)
1,513,118

(j) 
1.59
%
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* Amount represents less than 1% of outstanding common stock.

(a)
We have been informed by Amendment No. 1 to a report on Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 6, 2019 by Iridian Asset Management LLC and affiliates named in such report (Iridian) that Iridian beneficially owns 10,805,639 shares of our common stock with sole voting power over no shares, shared voting power over 10,805,639 shares, sole dispositive power over no shares and shared dispositive power over 10,805,639 shares. The principal business address for Iridian is 276 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06880-4704.

(b)
We have been informed by Amendment No. 6 to a report on Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 6, 2019 by BlackRock, Inc. and affiliates named in such report (BlackRock) that BlackRock beneficially owns 9,193,085 shares of our common stock with sole voting power over 8,690,590 shares, shared voting power over no shares, sole dispositive power over 9,193,085 shares and shared dispositive power over no shares. The principal business address for BlackRock is 55 East 52nd Street, New York, New York 10055.

(c)
We have been informed by Amendment No. 11 to a report on Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 11, 2019 by The Vanguard Group (TVG) that TVG beneficially owns 8,780,062 shares of our common stock with sole voting power over 52,696 shares, shared voting power over 13,200 shares, sole

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dispositive power over 8,722,343 shares and shared dispositive power over 57,719 shares. The principal business address for TVG is 100 Vanguard Boulevard, Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355.

(d)
We have been informed by Schedule 13G filed with the SEC on February 14, 2019 by Boston Partners (BP) that BP beneficially owns 7,045,445 shares of our common stock with sole voting power over 6,010,469 shares, shared voting power over 8,667 shares, sole dispositive power over 7,045,445 shares and shared dispositive power over no shares. The principal business address for BP is One Beacon Street, 30th Floor, Boston, MA 02108.

(e)
Excludes shares of our common stock issuable upon vesting of time-vesting RSUs after 60 days from December 31, 2018 as follows: Ms. Brady, 3,511; Mr. Brown, 63,433; Mr. Buckman, 3,511; Mr. Herrera, 3,511; Mr. Holmes, 3,511; Mr. Hug, 32,523; Mr. Myers, 32,740; Ms. Post, 3,079; Mr. Richards, 32,523; Mr. Rickles, 3,079; Mr. Savina, 18,476; Mr. Wargotz, 3,511; and Mr. Wyshner, 12,109. Excludes stock options granted in 2018 which are not currently exercisable and are not scheduled to vest within 60 days of December 31, 2018 as follows: Mr. Brown, 294,811; Mr. Hug, 58,962; Mr. Myers, 58,962; Mr. Richards, 58,962; and Mr. Savina, 35,377.

(f)
Includes shares of our common stock issuable for DSUs as of, and within 60 days following, December 31, 2018 as follows: Ms. Brady, 8,903; Mr. Buckman, 58,743; Mr. Herrera, 34,806; Mr. Holmes, 2,300; Ms. Post, 1,673; Mr. Rickles, 1,708; and Mr. Wargotz, 60,931.

(g)
Includes 3,220 shares held in Mr. Buckman’s IRA.

(h)
Includes 182,284 shares of our common stock which Mr. Holmes has the right to acquire through the exercise of stock-settled stock appreciation rights (SSARs) within 60 days of December 31, 2018.

(i)
Amounts reported are based on last records available to the Company.

(j)
Includes or excludes, as the case may be, shares of common stock as indicated in the preceding footnotes. In addition, with respect to our other executive officers who are not named executive officers, this amount excludes 51,447 shares of our common stock issuable upon vesting of RSUs after 60 days from December 31, 2018 and 91,389 stock options granted in 2018 which are not currently exercisable and are not scheduled to vest within 60 days of December 31, 2018.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our Directors, executive officers, and persons who own more than 10% of our common stock to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership of our common stock with the SEC. Based on the information available to us during 2018, we believe that all applicable Section 16(a) filing requirements were met on a timely basis.


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Executive Officers of the Company

Set forth below is certain information regarding each of our current executive officers, other than Michael D. Brown, whose biographical information is presented below under Nominees for Election to the Board.

Noah Brodsky, 38, has served as our Chief Brand Officer since June 2018. Previously, Mr. Brodsky served as EVP, Brand Strategy and Corporate Marketing of Wyndham Vacation Ownership and served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Loyalty and Customer Engagement, for Wyndham Hotel Group since 2014. Prior to joining Wyndham, Mr. Brodsky served as Chief Experience Officer at WeWork from 2013 to 2014 and several roles at Starwood Hotels and Resorts from 2007 to 2013 including Vice President, Global Brand Management. Mr. Brodsky began his career with Four Seasons in resort operations.

Brad Dettmer, 55, has served as our Chief Information Officer since June 2018. Previously, Mr. Dettmer served as Chief Information Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership since January 2014, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Wyndham Destination Network from 2008 to 2014. Mr. Dettmer joined RCI in 1988 and served in many capacities including as Vice President of Information Technology, Senior Director of the Global Technology Group and Project Director of the Global Points Network during the timeframe 1988 to 2008.

Elizabeth E. Dreyer, 56, has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since June 2018 after joining Wyndham Worldwide in April 2018. Ms. Dreyer previously served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Edgewell Personal Care Company from January 2015 to March 2018. Prior to joining Edgewell, Ms. Dreyer was Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Hillenbrand Inc. from October 2010 to January 2015. She previously held positions as Vice President of Finance with Zimmer Corp., Chief Financial Officer of Createc Corporation, and Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness of ADESA. Ms. Dreyer began her career with Deloitte & Touche LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Hug, 52, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2018. Previously, Mr. Hug served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership since 2006, and served as Senior Vice President and Controller from 2002 to 2006 and as Vice President of Finance and Administration of Resort Management Services from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., Mr. Hug was a senior manager with Ernst & Young from 1988 until 1999.

Kimberly Marshall, 55, has served as our Chief Human Resources Officer since June 2018. Previously, Ms. Marshall served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources, for Wyndham Vacation Ownership since February 2017, and served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, from 2012 to 2017. Prior to joining Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc., Ms. Marshall served as Executive Vice President, Human Resources for PSS World Medical from 2010 to 2012 and served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for CHEP Americas from 2007 to 2010. In addition, she served as Senior Vice President Human Resources for the Southeast Region of Centex Homes from 2004 to 2007 and spent 11 years with The Walt Disney Company in Finance and in Human Resources from 1993 to 2004. Ms. Marshall began her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and later Price Waterhouse Coopers and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jeffrey Myers, 51, has served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Wyndham Vacation Clubs, the vacation ownership business line of Wyndham Destinations since June 2018. Previously, Mr. Myers served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership since 2008. A 30-year industry veteran, Mr. Myers joined Wyndham Vacation Ownership in 1991, and earned progressive leadership roles, serving as site leader, senior vice president for multiple regions and Executive Vice President of Sales for Club Wyndham and WorldMark by Wyndham from 2002 to 2007.

Geoffrey Richards, 46, has served as Chief Operating Officer of Wyndham Vacation Clubs, the vacation ownership business line of Wyndham Destinations since June 2018. Previously, Mr. Richards served as Chief Operating Officer of Wyndham Vacation Ownership since 2011. Mr. Richards began his career with Wyndham Vacation Ownership in 1996 as a Sales Program Manager, and subsequently held several leadership positions within the Company’s sales and marketing operations, including Senior Vice President of Sales Development, Vice President of Sales and Site Marketing Programs and Executive Vice President of Global Sales Operations.

James J. Savina, 45, has served as our General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary since June 2018 after joining Wyndham Worldwide in April 2018. Mr. Savina served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at The Kraft Heinz Company from 2015 to 2018, where he played a central role in the merger of Kraft Foods Group and H. J. Heinz Company and led the combined company’s legal department. Previously, Mr. Savina served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer for Kraft Foods Group from 2013 to 2015. His prior experience includes roles as Executive Director, Global Legal Investigations & Legal Operations for Avon Products; Senior Counsel and Director of Claims and Legal Administration for Energy Future Holdings; and Associate for Jones Day.

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ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

At the date of this proxy statement, the Board of Directors consists of eight members, seven of whom are non-management Directors, and six of whom are independent Directors under applicable listing standards and our corporate governance documents.

Our Board recognizes the importance of board refreshment in terms of achieving the appropriate mix of institutional knowledge and experience that our longer-tenured Directors bring to the Board and fresh perspectives that newer Directors bring to the Board. In furtherance of this objective, in May 2018, the Board appointed each of Michael D. Brown, Denny Marie Post and Ronald L. Rickles as a Director. Our Board brings diverse and extensive professional, financial and business experience while balancing independence and tenure. Our Board expects to continue to evaluate its membership and composition on an ongoing basis to optimize its ability to further shareholder interests.

At this year’s meeting, our eight Directors are to be elected for terms expiring at the 2020 annual meeting, with each Director to serve until such Director’s successor is elected and qualified or until such Director’s earlier resignation, retirement, disqualification or removal. On the recommendation of the Corporate Governance Committee, the Board has nominated Stephen P. Holmes, Louise F. Brady, Michael D. Brown, James E. Buckman, George Herrera, Denny Marie Post, Ronald L. Rickles and Michael H. Wargotz, each of whom is presently a Director. The eight nominees are listed below with brief biographies.

We do not know of any reason why any nominee would be unable to serve as a Director. If any nominee is unable to serve, the shares represented by all valid proxies will be voted for the election of such other person as the Board may nominate.


Voting Standard and Majority Vote Policy

Our Certificate of Incorporation and By-Laws provide for a plurality voting standard for the election of our Directors. Under a plurality voting standard the nominee for each Director position with the most votes is elected.

Under the Board’s Corporate Governance Guidelines any nominee for Director in an uncontested election, such as this one where the number of nominees does not exceed the number of Directors to be elected, who receives a greater number of votes withheld from his or her election than votes for such election shall promptly tender his or her resignation following certification of the shareholder vote. The Corporate Governance Committee will promptly consider the tendered resignation and will recommend to the Board whether to accept the tendered resignation or to take some other action, such as rejecting the tendered resignation and addressing the apparent underlying causes of the withheld votes. In making this recommendation the Corporate Governance Committee will consider all factors deemed relevant by its members.

The Board will act on the Corporate Governance Committee’s recommendation no later than at its first regularly scheduled meeting following certification of the shareholder vote but in any case no later than 120 days following the certification of the shareholder vote. In considering the Corporate Governance Committee’s recommendation, the Board will review the factors considered by the Corporate Governance Committee and such additional information and factors the Board believes to be relevant. We will promptly publicly disclose the Board’s decision and process in a periodic or current report filed with the SEC. Any Director who tenders his or her resignation under this process will not participate in the Corporate Governance Committee recommendation or Board consideration regarding whether or not to accept the tendered resignation. However, such Director shall remain active and engaged in all other committee and Board activities, deliberations and decisions during this Corporate Governance Committee and Board process.


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Nominees for Election to the Board

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Stephen P. Holmes, 62, served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a Director since July 2006. Effective upon the completion of our spin-off, Mr. Holmes ceased serving as our Chief Executive Officer and was appointed the Non-Executive Chairman of Wyndham Destinations.

Mr. Holmes was Vice Chairman and director of Cendant Corporation and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cendant’s Travel Content Division from December 1997 to July 2006. Mr. Holmes was Vice Chairman of HFS Incorporated from September 1996 to December 1997, a director of HFS from June 1994 to December 1997 and Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of HFS from July 1990 to September 1996. Mr. Holmes also currently serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Wyndham Hotels.

Mr. Holmes’ exceptional leadership as our former CEO provides him with detailed strategic perspective and knowledge of our operations and industry that are critical to the Board’s effectiveness. He possesses extensive public company management experience and is widely recognized as a visionary leader in the global hospitality industry. Under Mr. Holmes’ leadership, we completed the spin-off of Wyndham Hotels and continue to focus our business on, among other things, generating significant earnings and cash flow and building world-renowned hospitality brands, all of which continue to increase shareholder value. Mr. Holmes’ specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Mr. Holmes should serve as our Director.


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Louise F. Brady, 54, has served as a Director since November 2016. Since March 2013 she has served as the Managing Partner and co-founder of the venture capital fund Piedmont Capital Partners, LLC, which develops innovative technologies. She also currently serves as president of Blue Current, Inc., Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies, Inc. and Faster, LLC. From September 1996 to October 2013, she served as Vice President of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Services.

Ms. Brady has spent her career focused on leading investment strategies and unlocking growth and value through developing innovative technologies in start-up companies, commercial banking and venture capital portfolio management. Ms. Brady’s exceptional background and skills contribute financial expertise and perspective on innovation to our Board in areas that are important to our business. Ms. Brady’s specific experience, qualifications and skills described above led the Board to conclude that she should serve as our Director.



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Michael D. Brown, 48, Michael D. Brown has served as our President and Chief Executive and as a member of our Board since May 2018. Mr. Brown is responsible for the performance, growth and strategic direction of the world’s largest publicly traded vacation ownership, exchange and managed vacation rental business. The Company, which employs nearly 25,000 associates, includes Wyndham Vacation Clubs, RCI Exchanges and Wyndham Vacation Rentals.

Previously, Mr. Brown served as President and CEO of Wyndham Vacation Ownership from April 2017 until the completion of our spin-off, following a successful executive leadership tenure at Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), where he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to being appointed as COO for HGV in 2014, he held the role of Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Mainland U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining HGV in 2008, Mr. Brown served in a series of sales, development, operations, and finance leadership roles throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean during his more than 16 years at Marriott International and Marriott Vacation Club International.
                                                                                                                                                                                  As a hospitality industry veteran for more than 25 years, Mr. Brown’s leadership is infused with a combination of strategic vision, operational expertise, inspirational leadership and industry knowledge. Mr. Brown’s specific experience, qualifications and skills described above led the Board to conclude that he should serve as our Director.


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James E. Buckman, 74, has served as a Director since July 2006 and Lead Director since March 2010. From May 2007 to January 2012, Mr. Buckman served as Vice Chairman of York Capital Management, a hedge fund management company headquartered in New York City. From May 1, 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Buckman also served as General Counsel of York Capital Management and from January 2007 to May 2007 he served as a Senior Consultant to York Capital Management. Mr. Buckman was General Counsel and a director of Cendant from December 1997 to August 2006, a Vice Chairman of Cendant from November 1998 to August 2006 and a Senior Executive Vice President of Cendant from December 1997 to November 1998. Mr. Buckman was Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of HFS Incorporated from May 1997 to December 1997, a director of HFS from June 1994 to December 1997 and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of HFS from February 1992 to May 1997. Mr. Buckman has also served as a member of the Wyndham Hotels board of directors since May 2018.

Mr. Buckman brings to the Board exceptional leadership, experience and perspective necessary to be our Lead Director. His service as a director, Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Cendant and a Director of Wyndham Destinations affords Mr. Buckman strong experience with Wyndham Destinations’ business and operations. Mr. Buckman’s experience with leading hedge fund manager York Capital Management contributes valuable cross-industry experience and depth of knowledge. Mr. Buckman’s specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Mr. Buckman should serve as our Director.
 



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George Herrera, 62, has served as a Director since July 2006. Since December 2003, Mr. Herrera has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Herrera-Cristina Group, Ltd., a Hispanic-owned, multidisciplinary management firm. From August 1998 to January 2004, Mr. Herrera served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Herrera served as President of David J. Burgos & Associates, Inc. from December 1979 to July 1998. Mr. Herrera served as a director of Cendant from January 2004 to August 2006.

Mr. Herrera provides the Board with exceptional leadership and management knowledge. As a Cendant director and a Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee of Wyndham Destinations, Mr. Herrera has gained a broad understanding of the role of the Board in our operations. Mr. Herrera’s service as chief executive officer of multidisciplinary management firm Herrera-Cristina Group, Ltd. contributes extensive and varied management, finance and corporate governance experience. His service as President and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce brings valuable government relations expertise to the Board. Mr. Herrera’s specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Mr. Herrera should serve as our Director.

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Denny Marie Post, 62, has served on the Board since May 2018. Ms. Post has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc. since August 2016 and as President since February 2016. She is a member of the Red Robin Board of Directors. Prior to that, Ms. Post served as Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer since March 2015. Ms. Post joined Red Robin in August 2011 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Post has more than 30 years of leadership experience in consumer driven marketing, product innovation and strategic team building. Prior to her role at Red Robin, Ms. Post served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at T-Mobile USA. Ms. Post previously held the roles of Senior Vice President of Global Beverage, Food and Quality for Starbucks Corporation as well as the Senior Vice President and Chief Concept Office for Burger King. Ms. Post also held several management positions for KFC USA, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Canada while she was employed with YUM! Brands, Inc.

Ms. Post’ more than 30 years of senior management experience in the consumer driven industry brings extensive sales, marketing and management expertise to Wyndham Destinations and this is of significant value to the Board. As a member of the Compensation and Governance Committees of Wyndham Destinations, Ms. Post has gained a broad understanding of the role of the Board in our operations. Ms. Post’ service as chief executive officer of a publicly traded company contributes extensive leadership, marketing and brand management experience and provides the Board with expertise that is critical to our business. Ms. Post’ specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Ms. Post should serve as our Director.





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Ronald L. Rickles, 67, has served on the Board since 2018. He was a senior partner with Deloitte & Touche, serving in a variety of leadership roles, including managing partner for the New Jersey offices and Northeast regional leader of the firm’s professional services practice for mid-market and privately held companies. Earlier serving as an audit partner for 30 years, Mr. Rickles was the lead partner serving some of the firm’s most significant clients with deep experience serving the hospitality industry (including timeshare), REITs, retailers, financial services companies and franchisors, including the legacy businesses of Wyndham Destinations.

Mr. Rickles has significant boardroom experience advising client audit committees on financial reporting, internal controls, investigations and corporate governance. He also has substantial experience and expertise working with and advising senior management on complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, sales, and capital market activities. Mr. Rickles’ extensive financial background and exceptional leadership experience provides the Board with financial accounting and management expertise and perspectives. Mr. Rickles’ specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Mr. Rickles should serve as our Director.


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Michael H. Wargotz, 60, has served as a Director since July 2006. Since April 2017, Mr. Wargotz has served as an executive officer in residence at Axcess Worldwide, a brand experience marketing development agency, of which he co-founded in 2001. From July 2011 to June 2017, he was the Chairman of Axcess Ventures, an affiliate of Access Worldwide. From August 2010 to June 2011, Mr. Wargotz served as the Chief Financial Officer of The Milestone Aviation Group, LLC, a global aviation leasing company. From August 2009 to July 2010, Mr. Wargotz served as the Co-Chairman of Axcess Luxury and Lifestyle. From December 2006 to August 2009, Mr. Wargotz served as the Chief Financial Advisor of NetJets, Inc., a leading provider of private aviation services, and from June 2004 to November 2006, he served as a Vice President of NetJets. Mr. Wargotz is a founding partner of Axcess Solutions, LLC, a strategic alliance, brand development and partnership marketing consulting firm, which originated in 2001. From January 1998 to December 1999, Mr. Wargotz served in various leadership positions with Cendant, including President and Chief Executive Officer of its Lifestyle Division, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Alliance Marketing Segment and Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Wargotz was a Senior Vice President with HFS Incorporated from July 1994 to December 1997. Mr. Wargotz has served as a director of Resources Connection, Inc. since May 2009 and previously served as a director of CST Brands, Inc. from May 2013 to June 2017.

Mr. Wargotz’s senior management experience brings to the Board financial enterprise and branding knowledge. As Chair of the Audit Committee of Wyndham Destinations, Inc., he contributes financial reporting and compliance expertise and perspective. Mr. Wargotz’s experience provides the Board with exceptional leadership and branding and business development expertise in areas that are critical to our business. Mr. Wargotz’s specific experience, qualifications, attributes and skills described above led the Board to conclude that Mr. Wargotz should serve as our Director.

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS
A VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE DIRECTOR NOMINEES

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

Overview

Our Compensation Discussion and Analysis provides an overview of our compensation strategy and program, the processes and procedures of our Compensation Committee of the Board (Committee) and the Committee’s considerations and decisions made under those programs for our named executive officers for 2018. As discussed above under “Wyndham Worldwide Spin-Off,” on May 31, 2018, we completed the spin-off of our Hotel Group business, which resulted in two separate, publicly-traded companies. The Committee made certain determinations regarding the compensation of our named executive officers in connection with the spin-off. Notably, effective June 1, 2018, the Committee determined compensation packages for newly appointed executive officers of Wyndham Destinations post spin-off. These packages include base salary, annual incentive compensation and long-term incentive awards. Our compensation strategy and actions taken are discussed below in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis and the tabular and narrative disclosures that follow.

Our Named Executive Officers. Our named executive officers for 2018 are:

Michael D. Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael A. Hug, Chief Financial Officer

Geoffrey Richards, Chief Operating Officer, Wyndham Vacation Clubs

Jeffrey Myers, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Wyndham Vacation Clubs

James Savina, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Stephen P. Holmes, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board and former Chief Executive Officer

David B. Wyshner, former Chief Financial Officer

Gail Mandel, former Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Destination Network

Scott G. McLester, former Executive Vice President and General Counsel 

Upon completion of the spin-off, (a) Mr. Holmes, our former CEO, became our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, (b) David Wyshner, our former CFO, became the CFO of Wyndham Hotels, (c) Gail Mandel ceased serving as our CEO, Wyndham Destination Network and (d) Scott G. McLester ceased serving as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Solid Financial and Operational Performance for Shareholders. In 2018 our management team led by our named executive officers produced strong financial and operational results continuing a multi-year track record of delivering outstanding value to our shareholders. Management accomplished these results while also undertaking the substantial efforts needed to effectuate the spin-off transaction.

We also continued to return capital to shareholders:

We repurchased approximately $324 million of shares of our common stock under our share repurchase program in 2018 and have repurchased $6.1 billion of our shares since our inception following our 2006 spin-off from Cendant.

Share repurchases reduced diluted shares outstanding by 6,250,416 shares in 2018 and by 6,271,841 shares in 2017.

We paid dividends of $194 million in 2018.

We increased our dividend by 16% in February 2018 and by an additional 10% in February 2019.

Other key business and governance highlights included:


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The completion of our spin-off in May 2018, resulting in two separate, publicly-traded companies.

The two public companies have entered into long-term exclusive license agreements to retain their affiliations with one of the industry’s top-rated loyalty programs, Wyndham Rewards, as well as to continue to collaborate on inventory-sharing and customer cross-selling initiatives. Since its redesign in 2015, Wyndham Hotels’ loyalty program, Wyndham Rewards, has won more than 70 awards, including “Best Hotel Loyalty Program” from US News & World Report and Most Rewarding Hotel Loyalty Program from IdeaWorks.

In January 2018, we entered into an agreement to acquire the hotel franchise and hotel management businesses of La Quinta Holdings Inc. (La Quinta) for $1.95 billion in cash. This transaction closed on May 30, 2018 prior to the spin-off of our Hotel Group business. Upon completion of the spin-off, La Quinta became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wyndham Hotels.

In February 2018, we entered into an agreement to sell our European vacation rentals business to Platinum Equity. This transaction closed on May 9, 2018 and the sale resulted in final net proceeds of $1.06 billion and an after-tax gain of $456 million, net of $139 million in taxes.

In 2018, Wyndham Vacation Ownership grew sales to new owners by 2.4%. New owners accounted for 37.6% of Wyndham Vacation Ownership’s sales volume in 2018.

In 2019, Wyndham Destinations was recognized by Forbes being named to the “Best Employers for Diversity” list. Our holistic integration of responsible environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices continues to be an important driver of our success.

Our 2018 performance laid a solid foundation for the two stand-alone public companies that resulted from the completion of our spin-off. Following the spin-off, the shareholder value principles that guided Wyndham Worldwide continue to guide our company:

A capital structure that is efficient without taking undue risk;

A capital allocation philosophy that invests in the business and returns excess cash to shareholders; and

A fundamental belief that we work for our shareholders and that the best way to deliver for shareholders is to maintain an innovative and inclusive culture that fosters employee engagement and delivers excellent value for our partners, owners, developers and consumers.

Compensation Actions for 2018. As discussed in more detail below in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis, in the first quarter of 2018, in anticipation of the spin-off, the Committee determined not to make any changes to our named executive officers’ base salaries, target annual incentive opportunities or perquisites and other benefits, which remained generally consistent with 2017 compensation levels until the completion of the spin-off on May 31, 2018.

Long Term Incentives. With respect to our long-term incentive program for 2018, in order to encourage retention in connection with the uncertainty associated with the spin-off, the Committee determined to grant equity awards in the form of time-vesting RSUs in March 2018, which did not accelerate upon spin-off, and in June 2018, determined to grant equity awards in the form of time-vesting RSUs and stock options to certain management and officer level employees. The determination was made to grant stock options in lieu of performance-based RSUs due to the difficulty in establishing three-year performance targets in connection with the proposed spin-off.

In August 2017, the Committee determined that, subject to completion of the spin-off, outstanding Wyndham Worldwide equity awards would be treated as follows:

Approved Conversion Treatment of Pre-Separation Restricted Stock Units: Unvested time-vesting RSUs covering shares of Wyndham Worldwide stock (which became Wyndham Destinations stock following completion of the spin-off) would remain outstanding and the holders of such RSUs would receive additional time-vesting RSUs covering shares of stock of Wyndham Hotels in accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio.

For individuals who remained employees of Wyndham Destinations following completion of the spin-off, the RSUs covering Wyndham Destinations shares would vest upon the earliest to occur of the six-month anniversary of the completion of the spin-off, Wyndham Destinations’ termination of the individual’s employment without

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cause, or any earlier vesting date provided for in the existing RSU award agreement. The RSUs covering shares of Wyndham Hotels would fully vest upon completion of the spin-off, subject to the individual’s continued employment through that date.

For individuals who became employees of Wyndham Hotels upon completion of the spin-off, the RSUs covering Wyndham Hotels shares would vest upon the earliest to occur of the six-month anniversary of the completion of the spin-off, Wyndham Hotels’ termination of the individual’s employment without cause, or any earlier vesting date provided for in the existing RSU award agreement. The RSUs covering shares of Wyndham Destinations would fully vest upon completion of the spin-off, subject to the individual’s continued employment through that date.

Approved Treatment of Pre-Separation Performance Share Units: Upon the completion of the spin-off, unvested performance-vesting restricted stock units (PVRSUs) would fully time vest without pro-ration, and performance vest based on actual performance achievement determined as of the date of the spin-off and would be settled in both Wyndham Destinations stock and Wyndham Hotels stock in accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio. The PVRSUs granted in 2016 vested at 80% and PVRSUs granted in 2017 vested at 100% based on performance achievement.

NEO Target Total Direct Compensation. In anticipation of the spin-off, our Committee, upon review of its compensation consultant’s competitive analysis and recommendations, adopted the following 2018 compensation packages for our named executive officers based on their new roles, levels of responsibility and their positions as executive officers of a new public company effective June 1, 2018:
Executive
Base Salary
Target Bonus
LTIP Target Fair Value
Target Direct
Michael D. Brown
$1,000,000
150%
$1,500,000
$5,000,000
$7,500,000
Michael A. Hug
$550,000
75%
$412,500
$2,000,000
$2,962,500
Geoff Richards
$500,000
75%
$375,000
$2,000,000
$2,875,000
Jeffrey Myers
$500,000
100%
$500,000
$2,000,000
$3,000,000
James Savina
$475,000
75%
$356,250
$1,200,000
$2,031,250

As Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Mr. Myers’ Target Bonus is based on our annual incentive compensation program (50%) and our sales incentive compensation plan (50%).

Shareholder Outreach and Changes in our Compensation Program for 2019. Following our 2018 annual meeting and the completion of our spin-off, we adopted certain changes to our compensation program for 2019 to appropriately reflect our new company structure following the spin-off and in response to shareholder feedback. We have continued our shareholder outreach program to seek feedback on our governance and executive compensation practices. In the months following the 2018 annual meeting and the results of our 2018 advisory vote on executive compensation, where our executive compensation program was approved by slightly less than 70% of the votes cast, members of management reached out to our 10 largest shareholders, representing approximately 55% of our total outstanding shares. While largely supportive of the Company’s direction and programs, shareholders voiced a preference for certain improvements to our compensation program. In response to concerns about performance-based compensation, the Committee adopted certain changes to our compensation program outlined below:

Approved New Performance Stock Unit (PSU) Program: In March 2019, aligned with shareholder feedback, the Committee re-introduced Performance-based Stock Unit (PSU) Awards for our named executive officers and other members of senior leadership. Each of our named executive officers was granted PSUs which will be earned based on achievement of our cumulative earnings per share (EPS) performance target measured over a three-year performance period. For PSUs granted to our CEO and our CFO, the Committee also determined to incorporate a performance metric based on average Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) measured over the three-year performance period. The three-year targets for cumulative EPS and average ROIC are set to generally align with our strategic growth plan.

Going Forward 2019 At-Risk Pay Mix: In March 2019, the Committee approved total target compensation for our CEO consisting of base salary (13%), target annual cash incentive award (19%) and target long-term incentive award (68%). His long-term incentive awards include 62% PSUs, 24% non-qualified stock options and 14% time-vesting RSUs. Of our CEO’s total target compensation, 87% is variable and at-risk in the form of annual cash incentive and long-term incentive awards, and 62% is contingent upon achievement of performance metrics in the form of annual cash incentive and PSUs.


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No Merit Based Pay Increases for 2019: In February 2019, the Committee reviewed spin-off compensation packages effective June 1, 2018 and its compensation consultant’s competitive compensation analysis, and determined that there would be no merit pay adjustments to base salary for our CEO or our other named executive officers.

2019 Annual Incentive Program: The Committee determined to provide 2018 and 2019 annual incentive awards based on achievement of pre-established profitability-based performance metrics without any minimum guarantee, as had been the case with annual incentive awards for 2017 in light of the then-pending spin-off. For 2019 and to align with the profitability measure the Company uses to assess performance and allocate resources, the Committee determined to use adjusted EBITDA as the profitability-based performance metric.

Selected New Peer Group: In November 2018, the Committee adopted changes to the peer group we use for compensation benchmarking purposes considering business size and focus post spin-off, as described under “Compensation Review and Competitive Analysis”, effective for 2019.

Our Executive Compensation Program and Governance Align with Shareholder Interests. We engage in the following practices to ensure that our executive compensation program and governance align with our shareholders’ interests.

Our annual incentive compensation program requires achievement of rigorous, profitability-based performance metrics designed to incentivize high-performance and achievement of annual financial goals and thus creates value for our shareholders.

Equity awards granted to our named executive officers under our long-term incentive plan are designed to align their interests with our shareholders. Equity awards constitute on average approximately 65% of their target annual total compensation and vest over multi-year periods.

Our incentive compensation program traditionally includes a performance-based equity incentive award, the vesting of which is contingent upon achievement of performance goals over a three-year period, incentivizing medium-term high performance and value growth for our shareholders. For 2018, due to the planned spin-off and in order to encourage retention, the Committee determined to grant time-vesting RSUs, and to grant stock options in lieu of performance-based RSUs, due to the difficulty in setting three-year performance targets in connection with the planned spin-off.

We have continued our shareholder outreach program to seek feedback on our governance and executive compensation practices.

Our CEO receives no tax gross-ups on perquisites.

We have policies prohibiting our Directors and senior executives from engaging in any hedging transactions in our equity securities and from pledging, or using as collateral, our securities to secure personal loans or other obligations, including holding shares in margin accounts.

Our named executive officers do not have the right to receive cash severance based solely upon change-in-control. Severance agreements with respect to cash severance payments are double trigger following the occurrence of a change-in-control.

None of our executive officers are entitled to any tax gross-up in connection with severance payments upon termination of employment.

Our Board is diverse and all of our Directors, other than our Non-Executive Chairman and our CEO, are independent Directors.

All of our Directors are accountable to shareholders through annual elections and we maintain a majority voting policy for uncontested Director elections.

We are committed to strong ESG principles. We have publicly reported on ESG matters for the last eight years demonstrating our commitment to our leadership in corporate social responsibility. Our teams have collaborated to integrate the strategic priorities of environmental sustainability, inclusion and diversity, human rights, ethics, philanthropy and community support directly into our operations, while at the same time consistently delivering strong performance across our businesses.


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In 2017 we have reduced carbon emissions intensity by 31% and water usage intensity by 22%, to our baseline, while increasing our overall portfolio square footage by 15%.  We recently exceeded our goal to plant one million trees through the Arbor Day Foundation, which has helped us to improve our biodiversity footprint. We continue to work with the Arbor Day Foundation planting on average 200,000 trees per year and sourcing carbon neutral coffee.

Wyndham Destinations is committed to delivering shareholder and stakeholder value through our social responsibility program, which continues to be an integral part of our culture and how we operate our business around the world. We strive to cultivate an inclusive environment, where our associates, customers, suppliers and communities feel appreciated, respected and valued. In 2019, Wyndham Destinations was recognized by Forbes being named to the Best Employers for Diversity list. We also aim to ensure sustainable environments at all of our destinations, and remain committed to making the world a better place by improving the lives of children and families where we live and work.  In 2018, the Company continued to deliver positive results across our three focus areas: Environmental Sustainability, Inclusion & Diversity and Philanthropy. The Board of Directors, through the Corporate Governance committee, oversees and is updated on the performance of the social responsibility program on a quarterly basis.

Total Compensation Strategy

We employ a Total Compensation Strategy designed to achieve the following objectives:

Attract and retain high performing senior management talent. We believe that attracting and retaining high-performing senior managers is integral to our ongoing success. Our named executive officers possess extensive experience in our businesses and the hospitality industry segments in which we compete and demonstrate the exceptional leadership skills and commitment to excellence that we believe are critical to our company. Accordingly, our Total Compensation Strategy is designed in part to promote a long-term commitment from our named executive officers.

Provide our executives with compensation that is consistent and competitive with compensation provided by comparable hospitality, service and leisure companies. As described below, the Committee reviews benchmark data from our peer group as well as broader industry and general industry compensation reference information. The Committee does not view this benchmark as a rigid standard. We also provide our named executive officers with perquisites which we believe are consistent with our peers and health, welfare and retirements benefits which are reviewed on a company-wide basis.

Support a high-performance environment by linking compensation with performance. Our key goals are to increase our earnings and return value to shareholders. Consistent with these goals, we believe a significant portion of our executive compensation should be contingent on actual results. Accordingly, compensation levels are strongly influenced by corporate, business unit and individual performance.

Support a long-term focus for our executives that aligns with shareholder interests. Long-term incentive compensation is intended to align the interests of our named executive officers with those of our shareholders as well as support our goal of retaining key leaders.

Compensation Committee Matters

Wyndham Destinations Compensation Committee. The Committee is responsible for providing oversight on executive compensation policies and programs consistent with corporate objectives and shareholder interests. The Committee operates under a written charter adopted by the Board. The Committee reviews the charter on an annual basis. The Committee’s membership is determined by the Board and is composed entirely of independent Directors. The Committee Chair reports at our Board meetings on Committee actions and recommendations.

Executive Compensation Consultant. For 2018, Aon was retained by the Committee as a third-party advisor to provide independent advice, research and evaluation related to executive compensation and was paid approximately $149,000 for its services during 2018. In this capacity, the Committee utilizes reports and analyses prepared by Aon. Aon was retained to provide the Committee with competitive market pay analyses including compensation measurement services, peer group proxy data studies and market trends.

Wyndham Destinations has historically engaged affiliates of Aon for insurance brokerage and actuarial services. In this capacity, management engaged Aon Risk Services, Inc., without Board involvement, to provide insurance brokerage and actuarial services to Wyndham Destinations during 2018. We paid approximately $1.29 million to Aon Risk Services, Inc. for these services during 2018, which amount was offset by commissions paid to Aon Risk Services, Inc. by insurance carriers for placing Wyndham Destinations policies.

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Aon has in place policies and procedures designed to prevent conflicts of interest and safeguard the independence of its executive compensation consulting advice. These policies and procedures include segregation of executive compensation services in a separate business unit with performance results of that unit measured solely based on the executive compensation services, clearly defined engagements with compensation committees separate from any other services provided, management of multi-service client relationships by separate account executives, no incentives provided for cross-selling of services and no more favorable terms offered to companies due to the retention of Aon Risk Services, Inc. for additional services. On an annual basis, the Committee reviews the independence of Aon in accordance with New York Stock Exchange requirements and considered this relationship as part of its review. Based on its review, the Committee concluded that no conflict of interest was raised by the services provided by Aon Risk Services, Inc. and determined that the executive compensation advice received from Aon is objective and independent.

Management’s Role. Our management plays a significant role in our executive compensation process including evaluating executive performance and recommending base salary merit increases, performance factors for annual incentive compensation and long-term incentive compensation for the named executive officers other than our CEO. Our CEO works with the Committee to establish the agenda for Committee meetings and management prepares and distributes meeting information to Committee members. Our CEO also participates in Committee meetings at the Committee’s request to provide background information regarding our strategic objectives, his evaluation of the performance of the senior executives and compensation recommendations for senior executives other than himself. Our CEO is not involved in setting his own compensation, which is the exclusive responsibility of the Committee.

While the Committee reviews management’s recommendations, the Committee retains discretion over all elements and levels of the named executive officers’ compensation. The Committee generally bases its decisions on a combination of management’s recommendations with respect to executive compensation other than for our CEO and the external market data provided by our management and compensation consultant.

Committee Consideration of Say-on-Pay Vote. We currently hold an advisory vote on the compensation of our named executive officers (Say-on-Pay Vote) on an annual basis in accordance with the preference expressed by our shareholders at our 2017 annual meeting regarding the frequency of the Say-on-Pay Vote.

We maintain a shareholder outreach program to seek shareholder feedback on our governance and executive compensation practices. At our 2018 annual meeting, slightly less than 70% of the shares voted on our Say-on-Pay Vote voted in support of the compensation of our named executive officers as described in the 2018 proxy statement.

In 2018, in response to the outcome of our Say-on-Pay Vote and to provide context regarding the spin-off and possible compensation-and governance-related changes for the post-transaction company, we reached out to our 10 largest shareholders, representing approximately 55% of our total outstanding shares. While largely supportive of the Company’s direction and programs, shareholders voiced a preference for awarding PSUs as part of regular annual long-term incentive mix. In response to the feedback received, in March 2019, the Committee determined to re-incorporate performance-based equity awards into our long-term incentive program for 2019 in the form of PSUs, and in addition to this profitability-based performance metric, the Committee incorporated an additional Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) based performance metric for a portion of the PSUs granted to our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. The Committee also determined to continue to provide 2019 annual incentive awards based on achievement of established profitability-based performance metrics based on shareholder feedback. We continue to review all of our governance and compensation practices.

Annual Evaluation and Compensation Risk Assessment. An important aspect of the Committee’s work relates to the annual determination of compensation for our named executive officers. The Committee meets each year to review the performance of the named executive officers and review, consider and approve any potential increases in base salaries, annual incentive compensation, grants of long-term incentive compensation and perquisites.

As part of its annual total compensation program review, the Committee reviews the potential for any material risks arising from or relating to our compensation programs. Based on this review, the Committee believes that our compensation programs do not encourage excessive risk-taking by our executives or employees and are not reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on Wyndham Destinations. In reaching its conclusion, the Committee considered the following aspects of our compensation programs believed to encourage the management of our business in a prudent manner:

The Committee reviews and compares executive compensation against our peer group to confirm that compensation is within an acceptable range relative to the external market.


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Our performance-based compensation is in large part keyed to our earnings, aligning interests of shareholders and management, and designed to improve our core operating results as opposed to using leverage or other high risk strategies.

Our annual incentive compensation opportunities and PSUs are capped at a specified maximum as a countermeasure to excessive risk-taking.

Our commission-based sales programs are monitored by management for compliance with law and internal policies.

Compensation Review and Competitive Analysis

Management and the Committee believe that information regarding compensation practices at other companies is useful in evaluating the compensation of our named executive officers. Management and the Committee recognize that our compensation practices must be competitive in the market to attract and retain high performing senior managers. The Committee uses competitive compensation data from the annual total compensation study of peer companies to inform its decisions about overall compensation opportunities and specific compensation elements. Additionally, the Committee uses multiple reference points when establishing targeted compensation levels. The Committee does not benchmark specific compensation elements or total compensation to any specific percentile relative to the peer companies or the broader U.S. market. Instead, the Committee applies judgment and discretion in establishing targeted pay levels, taking into account not only competitive market data, but also factors such as company, business and individual performance, scope of responsibility, critical needs and skill sets, leadership potential and succession planning.

2018 and 2019 Peer Group Composition. In early 2018, in light of the planned spin-off, management considered, among other factors, the publicly available compensation-related information of the companies listed below as a general reference point when developing recommendations for our executives’ compensation following the spin-off. Selection was based on one or more of the following criteria considering the business after spin-off: companies or divisions within companies in generally the same industry or business; companies similar in size to the Company after spin-off in terms of anticipated revenues and market value; post spin-off companies used by analysts to compare financial performance; and organizations with which we compete for executive talent.

Companies referenced in 2018 were:
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
 
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Las Vegas Sands Corp.
 
ILG, Inc.
MGM Resorts International
 
Marriott International, Inc.
Penn National Gaming, Inc.
 
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc.
 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Wynn Resorts, Limited
 
Expedia, Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.
 
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
 
Toll Brothers, Inc.

After the spin-off, considering changes in company size and business lines, the Committee reviewed our peer group composition used for executive compensation benchmarking purposes based generally on the criteria described above.

As a result of this review, in November 2018, the Committee determined to adopt the following new peer group, effective for 2019, based upon the review and recommendation of Aon:

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Alaska Air Group, Inc.
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Boyd Gaming Corporation
 
Marriott International, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
 
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
Chipotle Mexican Grill
 
MGM Resorts International
Choice Hotels International, Inc.
 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
 
Penn National Gaming, Inc.
Extended Stay America, Inc.
 
PulteGroup, Inc.
Hilton Grand Vacations, Inc.
 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.
 
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Hyatt Hotels Corp.
 
Vail Resorts, Inc.
JetBlue Airways Corporation
 
 
Peer Review. In February 2019, our compensation consultant’s review of peer group compensation included the following compensation elements using the most recently filed proxy statements for each peer company: base salary, annual incentive compensation, long-term incentive compensation, total cash compensation and total compensation. Peer data was supplemented with general industry data also provided by our compensation consultant.
Consistent with our Total Compensation Strategy, we broadly target total compensation at competitive levels versus the peer group. Our compensation consultant advised management and the Committee that our named executive officer compensation packages are competitive with our peer group and the elements of compensation we provide our named executive officers are consistent with the compensation elements provided by our peer group companies.
This comparative review is used only as a broad competitive reference point. The Committee does not employ a rigid benchmarking standard because the Committee does not believe that categorical guidelines or formulae are appropriate for determining the mix or levels of compensation for our named executive officers. The Committee views this comparative review as a factor in making compensation decisions for our named executive officers as it does not account for other factors such as challenges we face as a company, individual past and expected future performance, leadership ability, recruiting and retention needs, succession planning, experience or scope of responsibility.

Base Salary

Consistent with our Total Compensation Strategy, we provide base salaries designed to attract and retain our named executive officers and provide them with a base level of income.

In March 2018 in anticipation of spin-off, the Committee determined not to make any changes to our named executive officers’ base salaries.

In May 2018, the Committee approved new base salary rates effective June 1, 2018 for named executive officers appointed to Wyndham Destinations post spin-off. The base salaries listed in the Summary Compensation Table represent the base salary earned in 2018 based on base salary rates in effect pre- and post-spin-off. Below are the base salary determinations made by the Committee effective June 1, 2018.

Executive
Previous Salary
New Base Salary
as of June 1, 2018
Michael D. Brown
$700,000
$1,000,000
Michael A. Hug
$365,650
$550,000
Geoff Richards
$350,000
$500,000
Jeffrey Myers
$385,000
$500,000
James Savina
n/a
$475,000

Mr. Savina’s base salary reflects his salary upon joining Wyndham Destinations on April 30, 2018.




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Annual Incentive Compensation

Consistent with our Total Compensation Strategy, we provide cash-based annual incentive compensation designed to create incentives for the named executive officers to drive our short-term financial and operating performance and thus create value for our shareholders.

On an annual basis, in the first quarter, management recommends and the Committee approves a combination of factors to determine potential 2018 annual incentive compensation for our named executive officers including actual total company (corporate) and/or business unit Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT), as adjusted, a standard measure of our profitability, as measured against target EBIT established at the beginning of the plan year, and a target award opportunity generally expressed as a percentage of each executive’s base salary. An executive’s annual incentive compensation may be higher or lower than target annual incentive compensation depending on corporate and/or business unit performance. The maximum annual incentive award opportunity for our named executive officers under the annual incentive compensation program is 150% of the target award opportunity.

The EBIT targets set for the corporation and its business units are recommended by management subject to approval by the Committee and are based on operating budgets that reflect our strategic plan. EBIT may be adjusted to reflect certain items which may be recurring or non-recurring and which in our view do not necessarily reflect ongoing performance such as restructuring costs and impairments, the categories of which are generally specified at the outset of the performance period.

Following the completion of each year, the Committee reviews the corporate and business unit operating results achieved against the pre-established EBIT targets approved by the Committee. In addition, as a threshold matter, to ensure that the performance of the individual executives is at the high level expected, senior management reviews with the Committee (or in the case of our CEO, the Committee itself reviews) each executive’s individual contributions and personal leadership together with their performance on corporate or business unit strategic objectives, business drivers, business development and other initiatives as applicable. If based on this review, performance at the corporate, business unit or individual level did not meet expectations, the Committee may use its discretion to adjust downward or not provide the executive’s annual incentive compensation award. In exceptional circumstances, the Committee may use its discretion to increase an executive’s annual incentive compensation based on individual performance.

2018 Annual Incentive Program. In March 2018, management recommended and the Committee approved corporate and business unit EBIT targets for our 2018 annual incentive program. Under our 2018 annual incentive program, the pre-established performance tiers ranged from approximately 94% up to 105% of the EBIT target for the corporation and each business unit, with corresponding payout levels ranging, respectively, from 25% of the target award opportunity up to a maximum of 150% of the target award opportunity. Payout level is interpolated where performance is achieved between the specified performance tiers subject to the 150% maximum payout. Performance achievement below 94% of the EBIT target for the corporation or a business unit results in no payout with respect to any portion of the award based on such corporate or business unit’s performance.

As a result of the spin-off, in July 2018, management recommended and the Committee approved revised EBIT targets reflecting our company’s structure after the spin-off for corporate and our business units. In addition, as noted below, the Committee approved new employment agreements and employment letters, effective June 1, 2018, which established new annual target award opportunities for each of our named executive officers. Accordingly, with the exception of Mr. Savina who commenced employment on April 30, 2018, our named executive officers’ 2018 annual incentive payments were pro-rated to reflect (i) for the portion of the year preceding the spin-off, their base salaries and target award opportunities in effect for January 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018 and (ii) for the portion of the year following the spin-off, their new base salaries and target award opportunities effective June 1, 2018. Performance for the entire one-year performance period was measured against the revised targets reflecting the Company’s structure following the spin-off, which are specified below.

For 2018, EBIT targets were as follows: the corporate EBIT target was $809 million and actual adjusted corporate EBIT was $819.6 million, or 101.3% of the target. The Wyndham Vacation Clubs EBIT target was $672.7 million and actual adjusted EBIT was $674.9 million, or 100.3% the target. The Committee reviewed and determined to apply certain limitations on positive adjustments, approving a payout ratio of 100% for both corporate and Wyndham Vacation Clubs. The Wyndham Vacation Ownership business unit was renamed Wyndham Vacations Clubs after the spin-off.

Annual incentive compensation paid to Mr. Brown and Mr. Hug was weighted 25% on the corporate results and 75% on Wyndham Vacation Clubs results for the first five months of 2018 preceding the spin-off and weighted 100% on the corporate results for the last seven months of 2018. The Committee reviewed the corporate and Wyndham Vacation Clubs results together with Mr. Brown’s individual performance and determined that he receive a 2018 annual incentive compensation award at 100% of target. Management reviewed the corporate and Wyndham Vacation Clubs results together with Mr. Hug’s individual performance and recommended

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to the Committee that he receive 2018 annual incentive compensation at 100% of target. No adjustments to their annual incentive payments were made for individual performance.

As a result of the spin-off, annual incentive compensation paid to Mr. Richards and Mr. Myers was weighted 25% on the corporate results and 75% on Wyndham Vacation Clubs results for the first five months of 2018 preceding the spin-off and weighted 50% on the corporate results and 50% on Wyndham Vacation Clubs results for the last seven months of 2018. Management reviewed the corporate and Wyndham Vacation Ownership results together with Mr. Richards’ individual performance and recommended to the Committee that he receive 2018 annual incentive compensation at 100% of target. Management reviewed the corporate and Wyndham Vacation Ownership results together with Mr. Myers’ individual performance and recommended to the Committee that he receive 2018 annual incentive compensation at 100% of target. No adjustments to annual incentive payments were made for their individual performance. Based on his role as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Mr. Myers continues to participate in a sales incentive plan. After spin-off, his annual incentive award under our annual compensation program accounts for 50% of his annual cash bonus opportunity while his sales incentive cash bonus accounts for the remaining 50% of his cash bonus opportunity. This 2018 sales incentive plan paid out at 109% of target level measured against targets for New Owner Revenue and Net Operating Income for Wyndham Vacation Clubs North America. Mr. Richards also participated in the sales incentive plan until completion of spin-off and the amount earned under the plan was determined based on performance through that date. These targets, established the first quarter of 2018, were deemed to be challenging but achievable.

Mr. Savina joined the Company on April 30, 2018. Annual incentive compensation was weighted 100% on corporate results for the period April 30, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Mr. Savina’s annual incentive compensation payment is based on his salary earned for that period, which is a pro-rated amount reflecting his commencement of employment on April 30, 2018. Management reviewed corporate results together with Mr. Savina’s individual performance and determined that he receive a 2018 annual incentive compensation award at 100% of target. No adjustment to his annual incentive award was made based on individual performance.
Mr. Holmes, Mr. Wyshner, Ms. Mandel and Mr. McLester ceased employment with the Company in 2018 and did not participate in our annual incentive compensation program for 2018.

The Non-Equity Incentive Plan columns of the Summary Compensation Table list the annual incentive compensation we paid our named executive officers for 2018.

Long-Term Incentive Compensation

Consistent with our Total Compensation Strategy, we provide our named executive officers with long-term incentive compensation to create incentives to achieve share price appreciation for the benefit of shareholders and to encourage executive retention. Accordingly, our long-term incentive compensation for our named executive officers generally focuses on aligning their interests with those of shareholders, achieving competitiveness with the external market, rewarding key talent contributions and retention. Long-term incentive compensation is granted under our 2006 Equity and Incentive Plan. Our compensation consultant and the Committee periodically review our plan design to confirm its consistency with our peers with respect to items such as long-term incentive mix prevalence and vesting provisions.

As a general matter, management annually recommends to the Committee an aggregate budget available for long-term incentive compensation. Long-term incentive compensation is recommended by management (other than for our CEO, which is determined by the Committee) and granted by the Committee to the named executive officers based on individual performance review, scope of responsibility and future potential. Elements of individual performance considered by the Committee in such review include corporate or business unit results of operations, achievement of strategic objectives and leadership characteristics. As described below due to spin-off, the customary annual long-term incentive grants were not awarded in 2018.

2018 Long-Term Incentive Awards. In March 2018, during a transition year, the Committee determined not to award its customary annual long-term incentive grants in the form of time-vesting RSUs and performance-vesting RSUs in light of the spin- off. The Committee determined instead to grant transaction awards in the form of time-vesting RSUs to certain management and officer-level employees, including Mr. Brown and Mr. Wyshner, who each received an award of 12,109 RSUs, Mr. Hug and Mr. Richards, who each received an award of 1,729 RSUs and Mr. Meyers, who received an award of 1,946 RSUs, in order to encourage continued employment with Wyndham Destinations or Wyndham Hotels, as applicable, after completion of the spin-off. Mr. Holmes received an award of 432 RSUs consistent with the RSU awards made to our non-employee Directors. In August 2017, the Committee determined that outstanding RSUs would be adjusted to provide for accelerated vesting of awards upon or following spin-off, as described above under “Compensation Actions for 2018.” These RSUs granted in March 2018 were not subject to acceleration upon completion of the spin-off and will fully vest on July 1, 2019, which date represents the first anniversary of the spin-off plus 30 days, subject to the individual’s continued employment through the vesting date. Following completion of the planned spin-off, these RSUs remained outstanding and became RSUs covering Wyndham Destinations stock. In accordance with the pro-rata distribution ratio at spin-off, the holders received an equal number of additional time-vesting RSUs covering shares of stock of

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Wyndham Hotels, in each case subject to the original vesting terms. Ms. Mandel and Mr. McLester did not participate in our long-term incentive program for 2018.

In June 2018, the Committee determined to grant initial equity awards to our named executive officers and other members of our senior management team on the inaugural day of trading after spin-off. As described earlier, these awards took the form of a combination of time-vesting RSUs and stock options. The RSUs and stock options are scheduled to vest ratably on the first four anniversaries of the grant date, subject to continued employment. These awards are designed to promote retention with multi-year vesting restrictions and to drive share price appreciation, thereby aligning the interests of our executives and our shareholders.

2019 Long-Term Incentive Awards. For our 2019 long-term incentive program, the Committee re-introduced Performance-based Stock Unit (PSU) Awards for our named executive officers and other members of senior leadership. Each of our named executive officers was granted PSUs which will be earned based on achievement of our cumulative EPS performance target measured over a three-year performance period. For PSUs granted to our CEO and our CFO, the Committee also determined to incorporate a performance metric based on average ROIC measured over the three-year performance period. The three-year targets for cumulative EPS and average ROIC are set to generally align with our strategic growth plan.

Perquisites

We provide our named executive officers with perquisites that management and the Committee believe are reasonable, competitive and consistent with our Total Compensation Strategy. Management and the Committee believe that our perquisites help us to retain highly talented managers and allow them to operate more effectively.

To ensure consistency with market practices, the Committee periodically reviews a market assessment of competitive perquisite practices utilizing widely available market data publications from Aon and other compensation consultants.

In February 2018, the Committee approved perquisites for the named executive officers including a leased automobile and financial planning services. For certain perquisites, the named executive officers other than Mr. Holmes and Mr. Brown receive a tax gross- up payment, which means they receive additional compensation to reimburse them for the amount of taxes owed on the compensation imputed for the perquisite. Mr. Holmes and Mr. Brown do not receive tax gross-up payments on perquisites. As permitted under his employment agreement, during 2018 prior to the spin-off, we provided Mr. Holmes with personal use of the Company aircraft for which we imputed income without a tax gross-up. The 2018 All Other Compensation Table lists compensation attributable to perquisites provided to the named executive officers for 2018.

Deferred Compensation Plans

Officer Deferred Compensation Plan. Our nonqualified officer deferred compensation plan permits named executive officers to defer base salary and annual incentive compensation. We match executive contributions to the plan up to 6% of base salary, annual cash incentive compensation and annual cash sales incentive compensation. The executive makes an irrevocable deferral election prior to the beginning of the calendar year. The executive may elect a single lump-sum payment of his or her account or may elect payments in annual installments up to ten years. The participant’s entire account balance is 100% vested. The contributions to our officer deferred compensation plan applicable to our named executive officers are listed in the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Table.

401(k) Plan. We provide all employees, including our named executive officers, with a 401(k) plan after the initial year of service. Our 401(k) plan permits named executive officers to defer base salary. We provide named executive officers and other participants a company match of base salary contributed up to 6% of base salary. The Company match is 100% vested.

Savings Restoration Plan. We make available to our named executive officers a savings restoration plan, which allows executives to defer compensation in excess of the amounts permitted by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Code), but there are no matching contributions for these deferrals. None of our named executive officers participate in our Savings Restoration Plan.

Severance Arrangements

The employment agreements of our named executive officers provide for payments as a percentage of base salary and annual incentive compensation, as well as accelerated vesting of specified long-term equity grants, and in the case of performance-based equity awards, vesting based on performance during a specified period, if the executive’s employment is terminated without cause or, if applicable, for a constructive discharge. These payments and terms are discussed more specifically below under “Agreements with Named Executive Officers” and “Potential Payments on Termination or Change-in-Control.”

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In connection with Mr. Holmes’ separation from employment as our CEO and his transition to serving as our Non-Executive Chairman, we entered into a separation and release agreement with him pursuant to which he received severance payments and benefits generally consistent with those provided for in his employment agreement. For additional information, see the 2018 All Other Compensation Table.

The severance terms for the named executive officers were established in connection with their employment agreements and employment letters consistent with peer group market practices. We believe these arrangements are necessary to attract and retain our executives and ensure the continuity of management. The primary focus of the severance terms is generally on the termination of employment and thus the value of these terms arises only in the context of imminent termination. The severance terms do not enhance an executive’s current income and therefore are independent of the peer group data review.

Change-in-Control Arrangements

In the event of a change-in-control of Wyndham Destinations, the named executive officers receive cash severance payments only if their employment is terminated without cause or, if applicable, for constructive discharge following the change-in-control. Our named executive officers are not entitled to any excise tax gross-up in connection with their change-in-control arrangements. Long-term equity compensation grants made to all eligible employees, including the named executive officers, fully vest on a change-in-control. The payments and terms of our named executive officers’ change-in-control arrangements are discussed under “Agreements with Named Executive Officers” and “Potential Payments on Termination or Change-in-Control.”

The change-in-control terms for the named executive officers established in connection with their employment agreements are generally consistent with peer group market practices. Since a potential change-in-control transaction generally results in increased shareholder value, the Committee believes that it is important to provide incentives to motivate the named executive officers to pursue and complete a potential transaction should it arise and ensure retention. Like the severance arrangements, the value of the change-in-control arrangements arises only in the context of an imminent change-in-control. The terms do not enhance the named executive officers’ current income and therefore are independent of the peer group data review. The spin-off did not constitute a change-in-control under our change-in-control arrangements.

Executive Officer Stock Ownership Guidelines

Our Executive Officer Stock Ownership Guidelines are intended to align further the interests of executive officers with the interests of shareholders. The guidelines require our named executive officers to own our common stock with a market value at least equal to the following multiples: CEO: 4 times base salary, Business Unit CEO and our CFO: 2 times base salary, and all other executive officers: 1 times base salary. Named executive officers have a period of five years after first becoming an executive officer subject to the guidelines to achieve compliance with this ownership requirement. Stock ownership meeting the guidelines includes common stock and RSUs but excludes PSUs and stock options. As of December 31, 2018, all of the named executive officers exceeded these stock ownership requirements.

Policy Against Hedging and Pledging of Company Stock

Our insider trading policy contains restrictions on transactions in our securities by our Directors, executive officers and other employees who have regular access to material nonpublic information in the normal course of their duties. Under this policy, these parties are prohibited from directly or indirectly purchasing financial instruments or engaging in any derivative transactions that are designed to hedge, offset or eliminate the risk of any decrease in the market value of Wyndham Destinations securities. These persons are also prohibited under this policy from pledging Wyndham Destinations securities as collateral for personal loans, including holding Wyndham Destinations securities in margin accounts.

Compensation Committee Report

The Compensation Committee reviewed and discussed with management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis contained in this proxy statement. Based on this review, the Compensation Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement for filing with the SEC.

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
Louise F. Brady (Chair)
James E. Buckman
Denny Marie Post
Michael H. Wargotz

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Employment Agreements and Employment Letters

We have entered into an employment agreement or employment letter with each of our current named executive officers, the terms of which form the basis of their compensation elements and levels. The compensation elements provided under the agreements and letters are reviewed by management, our compensation consultant and the Committee against the peer group described below under “Compensation Review and Competitive Analysis.”

In 2018, the following actions were taken with respect to our named executive officers’ employment agreements and employment letters:

Effective upon the completion of the spin-off, Mr. Holmes ceased his employment with the Company and his agreement is no longer in effect. He remained on our Board as our Non-Executive Chairman. In connection with his cessation of employment as our CEO, we entered into a separation and release agreement with Mr. Holmes.

We entered into a new employment agreement with Mr. Brown in connection with his appointment as President and CEO of Wyndham Destinations following the spin-off.

We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Hug in connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Destinations following the spin-off.

We entered into an employment letter with Mr. Richards in connection with his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Wyndham Vacation Clubs following the spin-off.

We entered into an employment letter with Mr. Myers in connection with his appointment as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Wyndham Vacation Clubs following the spin-off.

We entered into an employment letter with Mr. Savina in connection with his appointment as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary following the spin-off.

Mr. Wyshner’s employment agreement was assigned to Wyndham Hotels in connection with the spin-off.

Effective upon the completion of the spin-off, Ms. Mandel ceased her employment with the Company and her agreement is no longer in effect. In connection with her cessation of employment as our CEO, Wyndham Destination Network, we entered into a separation and release agreement with Ms. Mandel.

Effective upon the completion of the spin-off, Mr. McLester ceased his employment with the Company and his agreement is no longer in effect. In connection with his cessation of employment as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel, we entered into a separation and release agreement with Mr. McLester.

The terms of the employment agreements, employment letters and separation and release agreements with our named executive officers are described below under “Agreements with Named Executive Officers.”


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2018 Summary Compensation Table
The following table summarizes compensation paid to our named executive officers for 2018, 2017, and 2016.
Name & Principal Position
Year
Salary
($)
Bonus
($)
Stock
Awards
($)(a)
Option
Awards
($)(a)
Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)(b)
All Other
Compensation
($)(c)
Total
($)
Michael D. Brown (d)
2018
868,464


 
3,899,913

2,499,997

1,168,080

 
27,792

8,464,246

President and Chief Executive Officer
2017
484,618

700,000

 
3,250,000



 
19,900

4,454,518

2016


 



 


 Michael A. Hug (e)
2018
469,184


 
1,699,866

499,998

316,728

 
100,957

3,086,733

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
2017


 



 


2016


 



 


Geoffrey Richards (e)
2018
434,238


 
1,699,866

499,998

354,729

 
104,453

3,093,284

Chief Operating Officer, Wyndham Vacation Clubs
2017


 



 


2016


 



 


Jeffrey Myers (e)
2018
449,587


 
1,724,953

499,998

537,839

 
119,566

3,331,943

Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Wyndham Vacation Clubs
2017


 



 


2016


 



 


James Savina (e)
2018
310,583


 
899,966

299,997

232,937

 
383,602

2,127,085

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
2017


 



 


2016


 



 


Stephen P. Holmes (f)
2018
697,033


 
49,944



 
20,732,189

21,479,166

Former Chief Executive Officer, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
2017
1,575,902


 
9,000,000


3,340,911

 
1,163,332

15,080,145

2016
1,571,150


 
6,000,000

2,000,000


(g)
963,898

10,535,048

David B. Wyshner (h)
2018
250,005


 
1,399,921



 
15,000

1,664,926

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
2017
257,505


 
3,500,000


272,955

 
31,377

4,061,837

2016


 



 


Gail Mandel
2018
278,659

1,750,000

(i)




 
4,989,440

7,018,099

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Wyndham Destination Network
2017
620,780

349,189

(i)
2,700,000


164,817

 
171,248

4,006,034

2016
565,391


 
2,100,000


620,800

 
143,181

3,429,372

Scott G. McLester (e)
2018
223,371

1,010,000

(i)




 
4,012,710

5,246,081

Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel
2017


 



 


2016


 



 


_______________

(a)
Represents the aggregate grant date fair value of equity awards computed in accordance with ASC 718. A discussion of the assumptions used in calculating the fair value of such awards may be found in Note 21 to our 2018 audited financial statements of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 26, 2019.

(b)
For 2018, represents annual incentive compensation for 2018 paid in 2019 and Sales Incentive Compensation for 2018 paid in 2019. The total payout for Mr. Myers under the sales incentive plan was $324,586 and for Mr. Richards was $65,013. Mr. Richards ceased participation in the sales incentive plan upon completion of spin-off. For 2017, represents annual incentive compensation for 2017 paid in 2018. For 2016, represents annual incentive compensation for 2016 paid in 2017.

(c)
See All Other Compensation Table below for a description of compensation included in this column.

(d)
Information is not reported for Mr. Brown for 2016 because he joined our Company in 2017. For 2017, the amount shown as base salary reflects the amount paid to Mr. Brown following his commencement of employment on April 27, 2017. Pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement, Mr. Brown was entitled to a guaranteed bonus for 2017 equal to 100% of his base salary, as shown in the bonus column, and a sign-on RSU grant with value of $750,000, which is included in his stock awards for 2017.

(e)
Information is not reported for Messrs. Hug, Richards, Myers or Savina for 2016 and 2017 because each was initially appointed as an executive officer of our company in 2018. Information is not reported for Mr. McLester for 2016 and 2017 because this is his first year as one of our named executive officers. The amount shown as base salary for 2018 reflects the amount paid to Mr. Savina in 2018 following his commencement of employment on April 30, 2018, and the amount shown as non-equity incentive plan compensation for 2018 reflects his prorated annual incentive compensation award for 2018.

(f)
The amount shown as base salary for 2018 reflects the amount paid to Mr. Holmes in 2018 prior to his cessation as CEO on May 31, 2018 in connection with the spin-off.

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(g)
For 2016, Mr. Holmes suggested and the Compensation Committee independently determined that his annual incentive compensation award would be zero to emphasize to all stakeholders our commitment to accountability and aligning company interests with shareholder interests.

(h)
Information is not reported for Mr. Wyshner for 2016 because he joined our company in 2017. The amount shown as base salary for 2017 reflects the amount paid to Mr. Wyshner in 2017 following his commencement of employment on August 2, 2017, and the amount shown as non-equity incentive plan compensation for 2017 reflects his prorated annual incentive compensation award for 2017. The amount shown as base salary for 2018 reflects the amount paid to Mr. Wyshner in 2018 prior to his cessation as CFO on May 31, 2018 in connection with the spin-off.

(i)
For 2018 Ms. Mandel and Mr. McLester received a transaction incentive in connection with the sale of our European vacation rental business which was paid upon completion of the spin-off. For 2017 Ms. Mandel received a guaranteed bonus amount in addition to the annual incentive compensation earned for 2017.

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2018 All Other Compensation Table

The All Other Compensation column in the Summary Compensation Table above includes the following for 2018.
Mr. Brown
($)
Mr. Hug
($)
Mr. Richards ($)
Mr. Myers
($)
Mr. Savina
($)
Mr. Holmes
($)
Mr. Wyshner
($)
Ms. Mandel ($)
Mr. McLester ($)
Personal use of company aircraft (a)
106,893
Company automobile (b)
19,200
18,954
18,220
25,378
17,964
8,824
7,452
10,319
Financial planning services (c)
8,252
4,605
4,605
4,605
3,070
2,524
401(k) company match
15,840
16,500
15,010
16,500
11,169
Deferred compensation company match
47,155
49,481
60,967
15,000
16,720
13,402
Executive Annual Physical
2,000
6,895
Recognition Events (d)
340
1,217
9,093
Aggregate tax gross-up (e)
14,403
14,430
4,513
89,241
16,479
12,587
Severance (f)
20,241,230
4,927,765
3,958,338
Relocation (g)
273,327
Non-Employee Director Compensation (h)
375,242
Total (i)
27,792
100,957
104,453
119,566
383,602
20,732,189
15,000
4,989,440
4,012,710
_______________

(a)
The value shown for personal use of company aircraft is the aggregate incremental cost to Wyndham Destinations of such use based on the average variable operating cost per hour flown which includes fuel costs, repositioning, landing and parking fees, catering expenses and associated air crew lodging and related expenses. Fixed costs that do not change based on usage such as crew salaries, insurance and maintenance are not included.

(b)
Aggregate incremental cost to us of automobile benefit calculated as the aggregate company payment less any executive contribution. The amounts for company payment include insurance and other charges and exclude tax gross-up described below.

(c)
Amounts exclude tax gross-up described below.

(d)
Mr. Brown, Mr. Richards and Mr. Myers attended Employee Recognition events and these additional amounts were recognized as income related to their attendance. Mr. Brown, Mr. Richards and Mr. Myers did not receive tax-gross up payment related to these amounts.

(e)
Mr. Holmes and Mr. Brown do not receive tax-gross up payments on perquisites. Aggregate tax gross-up for our other named executive officers consisted of the following: Mr. Hug: automobile $11,415 and financial planning $2,988; Mr. Richards: automobile $11,442 and financial planning $2,988; Mr. Myers: automobile $1,525 and financial planning $2,988; Mr. Savina: automobile $2,072, financial planning $988 and relocation $86,181; Ms. Mandel: automobile$9,090, and financial planning $7,389; Mr. McLester: automobile $12,587.

(f)
For Mr. Holmes, in connection with his separation as CEO of the Company, severance includes a $14,135,823 cash severance payment and, pursuant to his employment agreement and his separation and release agreement, a $574,703 lump sum subsidy payment due to Mr. Holmes in respect of premiums related to his “Post-Employment Benefits”. Mr. Holmes and his spouse will continue to be eligible to participate in the medical, dental and vision service plans in which he was a participant at the time of the May 31, 2018 spin-off, or such other plans subsequently made available to senior executive officers of the Company or any successor company, in each case, subject to the terms and conditions of such plans (“Post-Employment Plans”) through the end of the plan year in which Mr. Holmes reaches or would have reached age 75 (the “Post-Employment Benefits”), subject to Mr. Holmes’ and/or his spouse’s, as applicable, continued payment of the gross premiums (on an after-tax basis) to the Company’s designated plan administrator and any co-payments, deductibles and similar costs; provided that if Mr. Holmes or his spouse becomes eligible for Medicare or any other government-sponsored medical, dental and/or vision insurance plan or any other company’s medical, dental and/or vision insurance plan as an employee, the Company’s insurance obligations as part of the Post-Employment Benefits will become secondary to such other government plan or other company plan. Mr. Holmes’ severance amount includes $5,530,704 attributable to acceleration of his Wyndham Destinations stock-settled appreciation rights and his time-vesting Wyndham Destinations RSUs upon his separation from employment calculated using the closing price of Wyndham Destinations common stock on the effective date of termination.

Mr. Holmes’ outstanding PVRSUs also vested upon the spin-off, consistent with the Employee Matters Agreement and vesting terms approved by the Wyndham Worldwide board of directors for all participants then holding outstanding unvested PVRSUs. Pursuant to these vesting terms, contingent only upon completion of the spin-off, unvested PVRSUs would fully time vest without pro-ration, and performance vest based on actual performance achievement determined as of the date of the spin-off and would be settled in both Wyndham Destinations stock and Wyndham Hotels stock in accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio. The PVRSUs granted in 2016 vested at 80% and the PVRSUs granted in 2017 vested at 100% based on performance achievement, all as described above in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis under “Compensation Actions in 2018”. This vesting was not contingent upon employment termination. Accordingly, the severance amount reported above does not include PVRSUs granted in 2016 to Mr. Holmes which vested at 80% (66,992

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Wyndham Destination shares with a value of $3,229,684) or the PVRSUs granted in 2017 which vested at 100% (144,161Wyndham Destination shares with a value of $6,950,002) in accordance with the PVRSU vesting terms.  See below under “Agreements with Named Executive Officers - Mr. Holmes” for additional information.

For Ms. Mandel, severance consists of her $2,520,000 cash severance payment, a pro-rated target bonus for 2018 of $262,356, $2,141,875 attributable to accelerated vesting of her outstanding time-vesting RSUs and $3,534 attributable to continued use of the financial planning services.  

Ms. Mandel’s outstanding PVRSUs also vested upon the spin-off, consistent with the Employee Matters Agreement and vesting terms approved by the Wyndham Worldwide board of directors for all participants then holding outstanding unvested PVRSUs, as described above in this footnote (f). The vesting was not contingent upon employment termination. Accordingly, the severance amount reported above does not include PVRSUs granted in 2016 to Ms. Mandel which vested at 80% (11,723 Wyndham Destination shares with a value of $565,166) or the PVRSUs granted in 2017 which vested at 100% (16,218 Wyndham Destination shares with a value of $781,870) in accordance with the PVRSU vesting terms. See below under Agreements with Named Executive Officers - Ms. Mandel for additional information.

For Mr. McLester, severance consists of his $2,020,000 cash severance payment, a pro-rated target bonus for 2018 of $210,301 and a $65,000 subsidy payment for COBRA premiums, and $1,654,037 attributable to accelerated vesting of his outstanding time-vesting RSUs.

Mr. McLester’s outstanding PVRSUs also vested upon the spin-off, consistent with the Employee Matters Agreement and vesting terms approved by the Wyndham Worldwide board of directors for all participants then holding outstanding unvested PVRSUs, as described above in this footnote (f). The severance amount reported above does not include PVRSUs granted in 2016 to Mr. McLester which vested at 80% (10,048 Wyndham Destination shares with a value of $484,414) or the PVRSUs granted in 2017 which vested at 100% (11,412 Wyndham Destination shares with a value of $550,173) in accordance with the PVRSU vesting terms.

(g)
Mr. Savina joined the Company in 2018 and relocated to the corporate headquarters location. These amounts exclude tax gross-up.

(h)
As Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Mr. Holmes receives an annual retainer of $320,000, with $160,000 payable in the form of cash and $160,000 payable in the form of Company common stock. Mr. Holmes also receives $20,000 annually in fees as a member of the Executive Committee. For the period from June 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, the amount reported here includes; $99,167 paid in cash and $99,136, the aggregate grant date fair value paid in the form of common stock and/or DSUs for Mr. Holmes’ annual retainer and committee fees. Pursuant to Mr. Holmes’ agreement under which he was appointed as our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, he was granted RSUs having a grant date fair value equal to $149,978, which vest ratably over four years subject to his continued service on the Board. During Mr. Holmes’ service on our Board, the Company will pay him (i) $18,750 per year towards the cost of his retaining an administrative assistant to assist him in performing his duties to the Company and (ii) $12,500 per year towards his cost in securing office space for use in performing his duties to the Company. This amount includes $18,229 paid to Mr. Holmes for these costs for 2018. Mr. Holmes is also entitled to continue to participate in the Company’s executive car lease program, with the Company covering 50% of the cost of the lease provided thereunder, through the earlier of (x) the conclusion of his Board service and (y) the conclusion of the lease term; upon conclusion of his participation, he may purchase the vehicle at its then current fair market value. This amount includes $6,177 paid to Mr. Holmes in connection with the executive car lease program in 2018. All directors received 500,000 Wyndham Rewards Points with an approximate value of $2,555.

(i)
The value of dividends is factored into the grant date fair value of our stock awards. Accordingly, dividends paid on vesting of RSUs are not reflected in the table above.



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2018 Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table

The following table summarizes grants of plan-based awards made to the named executive officers in 2018. Ms. Mandel and Mr. McLester did not participate in our long-term incentive award or annual incentive award program for 2018.
Name
Grant
Date
Estimated Possible Payouts
Under Non-Equity Incentive
Plan Awards
All Other
Stock
Awards:
Number
of Shares
of Stock
or Units
(#)
All Other
Option
Awards:
Number
of Securities Underlying Options
(#)
Exercise Price of Option Awards ($/Sh)
Grant
Date
Fair
Value of
Stock
and
Option
Awards (a)
($)
 Threshold
($)
Target
($)
Maximum
($)
Mr. Brown
3/1/2018
 

 

 

12,109(b)
 
 
1,399,921

 
6/1/2018
 

 

 

51,324(c)
 
 
2,499,992

 
6/1/2018
 

 

 

 
294,811(d)
48.71

2,499,997

 
(e)
292,020

1,168,080

1,752,120

 
 
 

Mr. Hug
3/1/2018
 

 

 

1,729(b)
 
 
199,890

 
6/1/2018
 
 
 
30,794(c)
 
 
1,499,976

 
6/1/2018
 

 

 

 
58,962(d)
48.71

499,998

 
(e)
79,182

316,728

475,092

 
 
 

Mr. Richards
3/1/2018
 

 

 

1,729(b)
 
 
199,890

 
6/1/2018
 
 
 
30,794(c)
 
 
1,499,976

 
6/1/2018
 

 

 

 
58,962(d)
48.71

499,998

 
(e)
97,804

346,403

547,949

 
 
 

Mr. Myers
3/1/2018
 

 

 

1,946(b)
 
 
224,977

 
6/1/2018
 
 
 
30,794(c)
 
 
1,499,976

 
6/1/2018
 

 

 

 
58,962(d)
48.71

499,998

 
(e)
185,343

509,953

913,280

 
 
 

Mr. Savina
6/1/2018
 
 
 
18,476(c)
 
 
899,966

 
6/1/2018
 

 

 

 
35,377(d)
48.71

299,997

 
(e)
58,234

232,937

349,406

 
 
 

Mr. Holmes
3/1/2018
 

 

 

432(b)
 
 
49,944

 
6/1/2018
 
 
 
3,079(f)
 
 
149,978

 
(e)



 
 
 

Mr. Wyshner
3/1/2018
 

 

 

12,109(b)
 
 
1,399,921

 
(e)



 
 
 

_______________
(a)
Represents the aggregate grant date fair value of equity awards computed in accordance with ASC 718. A discussion of the assumptions used in calculating the fair value of such awards may be found in Note 21 to our 2018 audited financial statements of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 26, 2019.

(b)
Represents a grant of RSUs, which vests in full on the first anniversary of the closing date of the spin-off transaction plus thirty days (July 1, 2019), subject to the named executive officer’s continuous employment with Wyndham Destinations, Wyndham Hotels or any of their respective subsidiaries, as applicable, from the date of grant through the vesting date.

(c)
Represents a grant of RSUs, which vest ratably over a period of four years on each anniversary of June 1, 2018.

(d)
Represents a grant of non-qualified stock options, which vest ratably over a period of four years on each anniversary of June 1, 2018.

(a)
Represents potential threshold, target and maximum annual incentive compensation for 2018. Amounts actually paid for 2018 are reported in the Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation column of the Summary Compensation Table above. For 2018, each named executive officer’s annual incentive award was prorated to reflect his target award opportunity and base salary rate in effect prior to the spin-off, and for the period following the spin-off, to reflect the target award opportunity and base salary rate established in each of their respective employment agreements and employment letters with the exception of Mr. Savina who commenced employment on April 30, 2018. Potential threshold, target and maximum for Mr. Myers includes amounts for annual incentive compensation and his continued participation in the sales incentive plan and for Mr. Richards includes amounts for annual incentive compensation and pre-spin participation in sales incentive plan. Mr. Holmes, Mr. Wyshner, Ms. Mandel and Mr. McLester did not participate in or receive payments under our annual incentive program for 2018 due to their separation from employment with the Company in connection with the spin-off transaction.

(e)
Represents a grant of RSUs, which vest ratably over a period of four years on each anniversary of June 1, 2018, in connection with Mr. Holmes’ service as our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.
Under our 2006 Equity and Incentive Plan, all grants set forth in the table fully vest on a change-in-control. Dividends paid on our common stock are paid in cash only to the extent the underlying RSUs vest.

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Outstanding Equity Awards at 2018 Fiscal Year-End Table

The following table summarizes the number of securities underlying outstanding plan awards for the named executive officers as of December 31, 2018. Ms. Mandel and Mr. McLester did not hold any outstanding awards as of December 31, 2018.
Name
Option Awards
Stock Awards
Number of Securities
Underlying Unexercised
Options
(#)
Option Exercise Price
($)
Option Expiration Date
Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
(#)
Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
($)(a)
Equity Incentive Plan Awards:
Number of Unearned Shares or Units That Have Not Vested
(#)
Equity Incentive Plan Awards:
Market Value of Unearned Shares, or Units That Have Not Vested
($)
Exercisable
Unexercisable
Mr. Brown
 
294,811(b)
48.71

6/1/2024
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
12,109(c)
433,987



 
 
 
 

 
51,324(d)
1,839,452



Mr. Hug
 
58,962(b)
48.71

6/1/2024
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
1,729(c)
61,967



 
 
 
 

 
30,794(d)
1,103,657



Mr. Richards
 
58,962(b)
48.71

6/1/2024
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
1,729(c)
61,967



 
 
 
 

 
30,794(d)
1,103,657



Mr. Myers
 
58,962(b)
48.71

6/1/2024
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
1,946(c)
69,745



 
 
 
 

 
30,794(d)
1,103,657



Mr. Savina
 
35,377(b)
48.71

6/1/2024
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
18,476(d)
662,180



Mr. Holmes
22,256(e)
 
32.28

2/27/2020
 
 



 
50,539(f)
 
40.62

2/26/2021
 
 



 
109,489(g)
 
31.70

5/31/2021
 
 



 
 
 
 

 
432(c)
15,483



 
 
 
 

 
3,079(d)
110,351



Mr. Wyshner
 
 
 

 
12,109(c)
433,987



_______________

(a)
Calculated using closing price of Wyndham Destinations common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on December 31, 2018 of $35.84.

(b)
Grant of stock options, which vest ratably over a period of four years on each anniversary of June 1, 2018.

(c)
Grant of RSUs, which vest in full on the first anniversary of the closing date of the spin-off transaction plus thirty days (July 1, 2019), subject to the named executive officer’s continuous employment with Wyndham Destinations or Wyndham Hotels or any of their respective subsidiaries, as applicable, through the vesting date. In accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio, each holder of RSUs received additional time-vesting RSUs covering shares of stock of Wyndham Hotels (WH) in respect of these Wyndham Destinations RSUs as follows: Mr. Brown received 12,109 WH RSUs valued at $549,385 ; Mr. Hug received 1,729 WH RSUs valued at $78,445; Mr. Richards received 1,729 WH RSUs valued at $78,445; Mr. Myers received 1,946 WH RSUs valued at $88,290; Mr. Holmes received 432 WH RSUs valued at $19,600; and Mr. Wyshner received 12,109 WH RSUs valued at $549,385, calculated using the closing price of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on December 31, 2018 of $45.37.

(d)
Grant of RSUs, which vest ratably over a period of four years on each anniversary of June 1, 2018.

(e)
A pro-rata adjustment in connection with the spin-off was made to the exercise price of outstanding SSARs previously granted under the Plan. These SSARs were originally granted on February 27, 2014 and vested on February 27, 2018.

(f)
A pro-rata adjustment in connection with the spin-off was made to the exercise price of outstanding SSARs previously granted under the Plan. These SSARs were originally granted on February 26, 2015 and vested in 2018 on the earlier of the anniversary date of the award or May 31, 2018.

(g)
A pro-rata adjustment in connection with the spin-off was made to the exercise price of outstanding SSARs previously granted under the Plan. These SSARs were originally granted on February 25, 2016 and vested in 2018 on the earlier of the anniversary date of the award or May 31, 2018.
 

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2018 Option Exercises and Stock Vested Table

The following table summarizes vesting of RSUs and PVRSUs held by the named executive officers in 2018. No options or SSARs were exercised by our named executive officers during 2018.
Name
Option Awards
Stock Awards (a)
Date
Number of Shares Acquired on Exercise
(#)
Value Realized on Exercise
($)
Date
Number of Shares Acquired on Vesting
(#)
Value Realized on Vesting
($)(b)
Mr. Brown
4/27/2018
10,427

1,206,925

 
6/19/2018
13,035

628,417

 
11/30/2018
23,465

973,094

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Hug
2/27/2018
4,960

575,162

 
3/1/2018
1,089

125,899

 
6/19/2018
2,317

111,703

 
11/30/2018
7,709

319,692

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Richards
2/27/2018
5,132

595,107

 
3/1/2018
1,089

125,899

 
6/19/2018
2,317

111,703

 
11/30/2018
12,923

535,917

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Myers
2/27/2018
5,763

668,277

 
3/1/2018
1,225

141,622

 
6/19/2018
2,607

125,683

 
11/30/2018
13,860

574,774

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Holmes
2/27/2018
63,892

7,408,916

 
3/1/2018
61,267

7,083,078

 
6/19/2018
295,370

14,239,788

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. Wyshner
6/19/2018
34,226

1,650,035

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ms. Mandel
2/27/2018
22,938

2,659,890

 
3/1/2018
10,892

1,259,224

 
6/19/2018
72,369

3,488,909

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mr. McLester
2/27/2018
21,755

2,522,710

 
3/1/2018
9,258

1,070,317

 
6/19/2018
55,769

2,688,623

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(a)
This table reflects the vesting of Wyndham Worldwide and Wyndham Destinations equity awards. Each named executive officer also held Wyndham Hotels RSUs and PVRSUs granted upon spin-off in accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio which vested during 2018. As disclosed above in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis under “Compensation Actions for 2018,”  upon the completion of the spin-off, unvested time-vesting RSUs covering shares of Wyndham Worldwide stock (which became Wyndham Destinations RSUs following completion of the spinoff) remained outstanding and the holders of these RSUs received an equal number of time-vesting RSUs covering shares of stock of Wyndham Hotels in accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio. For individuals who remained employees of Wyndham Destinations following completion of the spin-off, the RSUs covering shares of Wyndham Hotels fully vested following completion of the spin-off.  In addition, unvested PVRSUs covering shares of Wyndham Worldwide common stock became fully vested based on actual performance achievement determined as of the date of the spin-off and were settled equally in Wyndham Destinations common stock and Wyndham Hotels common stock in accordance with the spin-off distribution ratio. PVRSUs granted in 2016 vested at 80% and PVRSUs granted in 2017 vested at 100% based on achievement of the applicable performance goals.  Following completion of the spin-off, the Wyndham Hotels RSUs held by our named executive officers vested on 6/19/18 as follows, with a value based on the closing market price of Wyndham Hotels on that date: Mr. Brown, 23,465 WH shares valued at $1,443,098; Mr. Hug, 7,709 WH shares valued at $474,104; Mr. Richards, 12,923 WH shares valued at $794,765; Mr. Myers, 13,860 WH shares valued at $852,390; Mr. Holmes, 84,217 WH shares valued at $5,179,346; Ms. Mandel, 44,428 WH shares valued at $2,732,322; and

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Mr. McLester, 34,309 WH shares valued at $2,110,004. In addition, the portion of the PVRSUs held by our named executive officers that was settled in Wyndham Hotels common stock on 6/19/18 was as follows, with a value based on the closing market price of Wyndham Hotels common stock on that date:  Mr. Brown, 13,035 WH shares valued at $801,653; Mr. Hug, 2,317 WH shares valued at $142,496; Mr. Richards, 2,317 WH shares valued at $142,496; Mr. Myers, 2,607 WH shares valued at $160,331; Mr. Holmes, 211,153 WH shares valued at $12,985,910; Ms. Mandel, 27,941 shares valued at $1,718,372; and Mr. McLester, 21,460 shares valued at $1,319,790.  The closing market price of Wyndham Hotels common stock on June 19, 2018 was $61.50.  Mr. Wyshner, who joined Wyndham Hotels following the spin-off held Wyndham Hotels RSUs which vested as follows during 2018: 8,556 WH RSUs vested on September 10, 2018 valued at $470,494 based on the closing market price of Wyndham Hotels common stock on that date of $54.99 and 25,670 WH RSUs vested on November 30, 2018 valued at $1,286,837 based on the closing market price of Wyndham Hotels common stock on that date of $50.13.

(b)
Amounts in this column reflect the number of shares vested multiplied by the closing market price per share on the vesting date of, as applicable, Wyndham Worldwide common stock through May 31, 2018, or Wyndham Destinations common stock on or after June 1, 2018 (or the next trading day if the vesting date fell on a date on which there was no trading on the New York Stock Exchange) as follows: February 27, 2018, $115.96; March 1, 2018, $115.61; April 27, 2018, $115.75; June 19, 2018, $48.21; and November 30, 2018, $41.47. Shares vested on February 27, 2018 and April 27, 2018 represent time-vesting RSUs granted in years prior to 2018. Shares vested on March 1, 2018 represent PVRSUs previously granted in 2015, which vested at 50% based on performance achievement. Shares vested on June 19, 2018 represent PVRSUs previously granted in 2016 and 2017 which vested in connection with the spin-off and, with respect to Mr. Holmes, 84,217 time-vesting RSUs previously granted. The PVRSUs granted in 2016 vested at 80% and PVRSUs granted in 2017 vested at 100% based on performance achievement. Shares vested on November 30, 2018 represent previously granted RSUs held at the time of spin-off which vested on the six-month anniversary of the completion of the spin-off.


2018 Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Table

The following table provides information regarding 2018 nonqualified deferred compensation for the named executive officers under our Officer Deferred Compensation Plan. None of our named executive officers have a balance under our Savings Restoration Plan.
Name
Executive
Contributions
in 2018
($)(a)
Company
Contributions
in 2018
($)(b)
Aggregate
Earnings
in 2018
($)(c)
Aggregate
Withdrawals/
Distributions
($)
Aggregate
Balance at
12/31/2018
($)(d)
Mr. Brown





Mr. Hug
47,155

47,155

(88,759
)

745,063

Mr. Richards
98,962

49,481

(69,218
)

841,640

Mr. Myers
81,127

60,967