EX-10.II 10 ex10ii_2017.htm EXHIBIT 10.II Exhibit

Exhibit 10(ii)
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390 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-4608 USA

January 16, 2018

Mark J. Krakowiak

Dear Mark,

As we have discussed, and on behalf of Arconic, I am pleased to offer you the position of EVP Strategy & Development, reporting to me. You will be a member of Arconic's Executive Leadership Team and will be elected an Officer of the company, pending Board approval. You will be based in Florida. The total compensation package includes annual targeted salary and substantial additional long-term compensation opportunities as summarized below.

Annual salary will be $500,000, paid on a monthly basis.

Incentive Compensation:
You will be eligible for target annual Incentive Compensation of 75% of your base salary, or $375,00 for a full year, if targets are met. Actual payouts could be higher or lower than target depending on individual and business performance.

Sign-On Cash Bonus:
You will receive a special sign-on cash bonus totaling $500,000, less any applicable tax withholding, paid out as soon as administratively feasible after your start date. Should you voluntarily terminate your employment with Arconic for any reason in the first 12 months after your receipt of the bonus, you agree to reimburse the company for this amount. If you voluntarily terminate your employment with Arconic for any reason after 12 months and within 24 months, you agree to reimburse the company for half of this amount.

Annual Equity Awards:
You will be eligible for an annual equity award as part of the normal grant cycle starting in January 2019. Target value will be of $700,000 and subject to the provisions of the Arconic Stock Incentive Plan at the time of grant. For reference, based on the current guidelines for employees at your level, 80% will be granted as performance-based restricted stock units and 20% will be granted as time-vested equity awards in the form of either stock options and/or restricted stock units. The design of the program is reviewed each year and is subject to change.

Sign-On Equity Awards:
You will receive a special equity award totaling $1,200,000 granted in two tranches in the form of restricted stock units with the following timeline and details:
$700,000 will be set with a grant date as soon as administratively feasible after your start date. This award will vest ratably over three years from the date of the grant (1/3rd on each of the first, second and third anniversaries from the date of grant), contingent on your continued employment with the company through each vesting date.
$500,000 will be set with a grant date one year after the grant date of the first portion of the special equity grant, subject to your employment with the company at the grant date. This award will cliff vest in its entirety in two years (2021), contingent on your continued employment with the company on the vesting date.
The number of award shares will be based on the award values above divided by the closing stock price at the date of grant. The foregoing awards will be subject to the provisions of the Arconic Stock Incentive Plan at the time of grant.

Equity Ownership Requirements:
Consistent with Arconic’s efforts to align the company’s senior leadership with the interests of Arconic shareholders, the Board of Directors has adopted requirements on equity ownership for senior Arconic executives. The equity ownership requirement for executives at your level is currently two times base salary. Until equity ownership requirements are met, you are required to retain 50% of shares acquired upon vesting of restricted/performance shares or upon exercise of stock options, after deducting those used to pay for applicable taxes or the exercise price.


You will be eligible to participate in Arconic employee benefit plans, including health care, life insurance, and disability coverage. Details of these plans will be sent to you separately.

Retirement Savings Plan:
Arconic offers a tax qualified 401(k) savings plan and a non-qualified deferred compensation plan to help you save toward retirement. Details will be sent to you separately and are subject to plan terms and conditions. Current company contributions are:
3% of your base salary and incentive compensation, and
a match of your deferred pre-tax savings dollar-for-dollar up to 6% of your base pay.

You will be eligible for 4 weeks of paid vacation per year, in addition to company recognized holidays.

This offer is contingent upon the following conditions:
Having successfully completed a pre-employment drug screen. You will need to present a photo ID at the time of your screening.
Providing authorization and release for Arconic to conduct a comprehensive review of your background, the result of which is satisfactory to Arconic. The authorization and release will also be valid for subsequent reports during your period of employment with Arconic.
Providing us with satisfactory references.
Providing us with documentation in the original form establishing both your identity and your employment eligibility in the U.S.
Signing the attached Employment Agreement.
Signing the attached Non-Compete Agreement.

We believe that you have the leadership competencies and experience to make a significant contribution to the success of our company. We look forward to your positive contributions to our future. To accept our offer, please sign and date the bottom of this letter and return it to Vas Nair (vas.nair@arconic.com). If you have any questions please feel free to call either Vas or me.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

/s/ Chip Blankenship        
Chip Blankenship

CC:    Vas Nair, EVP Human Resources

Non-Competition Agreement

I, Mark J. Krakowiak, am pleased to accept your offer of employment dated January 16, 2018 for the position of EVP Strategy & Development on the terms detailed in the offer letter.

I would like my start date with Arconic to be: January 24, 2018 and will fulfill the foregoing conditions before then.

Accepted by:                Date:

/s/ Mark J. Krakowiak        _             January 20, 2018    _    
Mark J. Krakowiak