0000046080-18-000120.txt : 20180806 0000046080-18-000120.hdr.sgml : 20180806 20180806143931 ACCESSION NUMBER: 0000046080-18-000120 CONFORMED SUBMISSION TYPE: 8-K PUBLIC DOCUMENT COUNT: 4 CONFORMED PERIOD OF REPORT: 20180801 ITEM INFORMATION: Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers: Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers ITEM INFORMATION: Financial Statements and Exhibits FILED AS OF DATE: 20180806 DATE AS OF CHANGE: 20180806 FILER: COMPANY DATA: COMPANY CONFORMED NAME: HASBRO INC CENTRAL INDEX KEY: 0000046080 STANDARD INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION: GAMES, TOYS & CHILDREN'S VEHICLES (NO DOLLS & BICYCLES) [3944] IRS NUMBER: 050155090 STATE OF INCORPORATION: RI FISCAL YEAR END: 1227 FILING VALUES: FORM TYPE: 8-K SEC ACT: 1934 Act SEC FILE NUMBER: 001-06682 FILM NUMBER: 18994429 BUSINESS ADDRESS: STREET 1: 1027 NEWPORT AVE STREET 2: P O BOX 1059 CITY: PAWTUCKET STATE: RI ZIP: 02861 BUSINESS PHONE: 4014318697 MAIL ADDRESS: STREET 1: 200 NARRAGANSETT PARK DRIVE CITY: PAWTUCKET STATE: RI ZIP: 02862-0200 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: HASBRO BRADLEY INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19850814 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: HASBRO INDUSTRIES INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19840917 FORMER COMPANY: FORMER CONFORMED NAME: HASSENFELD BROTHERS INC DATE OF NAME CHANGE: 19720615 8-K 1 maindocument001.htm CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K DATED AUGUST 1, 2018  

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 1, 2018

 

Hasbro, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 

Rhode Island

 

1-6682

 

05-0155090

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 

(Commission File Number)

 

(IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

 

1027 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, Rhode Island

 

 

 

02861

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (401) 431-8697

______________________________________________

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

 

   Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

   Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

   Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company   

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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

 

Amendment of Brian D. Goldner’s Employment Agreement

 

On August 1, 2018, Hasbro, Inc. (“Hasbro”) and Brian D. Goldner, Hasbro’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, entered into an amendment to Mr. Goldner’s employment agreement (the “Amendment”).  The Amendment extends the term of Mr. Goldner’s employment agreement until December 31, 2022, and increases his annual base salary to $1,600,000, effective retroactively to July 1, 2018.  The Amendment also increases Mr. Goldner’s target annual long-term equity incentive award to 800% of his base salary, beginning with Hasbro’s 2019 fiscal year.

 

The Amendment makes other administrative and conforming changes and revises the definition of “Good Reason” to include “any reduction” in base salary, annual bonus target or annual long-term equity incentive program target, unless such reduction is due to a generally applicable reduction in the compensation of Hasbro’s senior executives (this trigger is then included in both of the Good Reason definitions in the employment agreement).  The Amendment also provides that during Mr. Goldner’s employment, he may pursue, in any capacity outside his association with Hasbro, opportunities undertaken on his own time provided that they do not interfere in any material respect with performance of his duties to Hasbro, they are not competitive with Hasbro’s Core Business (as defined in the Amendment) and such opportunities have first been offered to and rejected by Hasbro (within a 30-day window).  The Amendment revises Mr. Goldner’s post-employment non-competition provision to preclude him, for a two-year period, from pursuing business opportunities that are competitive with Hasbro’s Core Business. 

 

Except as set forth in the Amendment, the terms of Mr. Goldner’s Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, as amended, are unchanged and remain in full force and effect.  For a description of the other terms of the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, as amended, which are not changed by the Amendment, refer to Hasbro’s Current Reports on Form 8-K, which were filed on October 11th, 2012, August 6th, 2014, and December 20th, 2016.

 

The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties’ rights under the Amendment and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Amendment, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein. 

 

 

Promotion of John A. Frascotti and Appointment of Mr. Frascotti to Hasbro’s Board of Directors

 

On August 1, 2018, the Board of Directors of Hasbro promoted John A. Frascotti, President, to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, and appointed Mr. Frascotti to Hasbro’s Board of Directors, both effective immediately.  Mr. Frascotti will continue to report to Brian D. Goldner, who remains Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hasbro. 

 

Mr. Frascotti, age 57, joined Hasbro in 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, in 2013 was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, and in 2014 was promoted to President, Hasbro Brands.  In February 2017, Mr. Frascotti was promoted to President of Hasbro.

 

In connection with Mr. Frascotti’s promotion to President and Chief Operating Officer, Hasbro and Mr. Frascotti entered into an Employment Agreement (the “Employment Agreement”).  The term of the Employment Agreement extends until March 31, 2021, unless earlier terminated in accordance with the provisions of the Employment Agreement.  Either Hasbro or Mr. Frascotti may terminate the Employment Agreement for any reason or no reason, with or without cause, subject to the payment of severance in certain instances as described below. 

 

Pursuant to the Employment Agreement, Mr. Frascotti will be paid an annual base salary, effective immediately, of $1,100,000 and be entitled to an annual management incentive plan bonus, beginning with Hasbro’s 2019 fiscal year, with a target equal to 100% of his base salary.  Mr. Frascotti is also eligible to receive awards under Hasbro’s long-term equity incentive program with an annual target equal to 400% of Mr. Frascotti’s base salary, beginning with Hasbro’s 2019 fiscal year.  Mr. Frascotti is entitled to participate in all benefit programs that Hasbro establishes

 


and makes available to its senior officers, including group life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, vacation, medical, dental, defined contribution and deferred compensation programs.  All incentive compensation to which Mr. Frascotti is entitled is subject to Hasbro’s Clawback Policy.

 

Mr. Frascotti is eligible for severance in the event Hasbro terminates his employment without Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement) or if Mr. Frascotti resigns for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement).  If such termination occurs prior to or more than two years following a Change in Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr. Frascotti is eligible to receive payment of his then-current base salary for a period of 18 months following the date of termination, a prorated annual management incentive plan bonus, pro rata vesting of any restricted stock units and performance share awards, a one-year stock option exercise period for vested options, and certain premium payments by Hasbro for continued medical and dental insurance under COBRA for up to 18 months from the effective date of termination.  If such termination occurs within two years following a Change in Control, Mr. Frascotti is eligible to receive a lump sum payment equal to two times his then-current base salary, a lump sum payment equal to two times his annual management incentive plan bonus, certain premium payments by Hasbro for continued medical and dental insurance under COBRA for up to 12 months from the effective date of termination, and accelerated vesting of (and lapse of restrictions on) all unexpired, unvested stock options, performance share awards and time-based restricted stock units.

 

Following expiration of the term of the Employment Agreement, if (i) Hasbro does not offer in writing to extend the term for at least an additional year on terms and conditions at least as favorable as those set forth in the Employment Agreement or (ii) the parties cannot otherwise mutually agree upon the terms of an agreement for Mr. Frascotti to remain employed with Hasbro, then Mr. Frascotti is eligible to receive payment of his then-current base salary for a period of 12 months following the date of termination of employment and certain premium payments by Hasbro for continued medical and dental insurance under COBRA for up to 12 months from the effective date of termination.

 

If Mr. Frascotti’s employment terminates by reason of his death or Disability (as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr. Frascotti (or his estate) is entitled to receive a prorated portion of Mr. Frascotti’s annual management incentive plan bonus, become vested in a pro rata portion of any unvested restricted stock units, become vested in a pro-rata portion of performance share awards, and receive accelerated vesting of all unexpired, unvested stock options and a one-year stock option exercise period.

 

If Mr. Frascotti’s employment is terminated by Hasbro for Cause, or if Mr. Frascotti terminates his employment for other than Good Reason, Hasbro will pay Mr. Frascotti the compensation and benefits otherwise payable to him through the last day of his actual employment with Hasbro.  All stock options, restricted stock units and contingent performance stock performance awards granted to Mr. Frascotti will be treated as provided in the relevant grant agreements and plans.

 

The Employment Agreement contains certain post-employment restrictions on Mr. Frascotti, including:

 

                                 i.            a non-competition provision that prohibits Mr. Frascotti from engaging, in any geographical area in which Hasbro or any of its affiliates is doing business or has done business at the time of the termination of his employment, in any business which is competitive with the business of Hasbro as it exists at the time of termination of Mr. Frascotti’s employment, and

 

                                ii.            a non-solicitation provision that prohibits Mr. Frascotti from (a) soliciting or recruiting any employee of Hasbro or any of its affiliates to leave Hasbro or any of its affiliates or (b) soliciting the business of any actual or prospective clients, customers or accounts of Hasbro or any of its affiliates.

 

The duration of the post-employment restrictions is for a one-year period, unless Mr. Frascotti is terminated without Cause or resigns for Good Reason, in which case the restrictions are for a two-year period if the termination occurs within two years following a Change in Control, and for an eighteen-month period if the termination occurs prior to or more than two years following a Change in Control.  If Mr. Frascotti violates the post-employment restrictions and does not cure such violation, the Employment Agreement provides that he will forfeit and pay to Hasbro the Net Proceeds (as defined in the Employment Agreement) obtained with respect to any unvested stock options, restricted stock units, contingent stock performance awards or other equity that has been accelerated in connection with the


termination of his employment by Hasbro without Cause or by Mr. Frascotti for Good Reason.  The Employment Agreement also conditions severance (other than following death or Disability) upon Mr. Frascotti timely entering into a severance and release of claims agreement.

 

The foregoing description of the Employment Agreement does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties’ rights under the agreement and is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the Employment Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference herein.

 

 In connection with the amendment to Mr. Goldner’s employment agreement and the promotion of Mr. Frascotti and appointment of Mr. Frascotti to Hasbro’s Board of Directors, Hasbro issued a press release on August 6th, 2018. A copy of that press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 10.3.

 

Item 9.01              Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)  Exhibits

 

10.1        August 1, 2018 Amendment to the Employment Agreement, between Mr. Goldner and Hasbro, Inc.

 

10.2        Employment Agreement between Mr. Frascotti and Hasbro, Inc., dated August 1, 2018.

 

10.3        Press Release, dated August 6, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

HASBRO, INC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Deborah Thomas

 

Name:

Deborah Thomas

 

Title:

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

(Duly Authorized Officer and Principal Financial Officer)

Date: August 6, 2018

 

 

 


EX-10.1 2 exhibit101.htm AUGUST 1, 2018 AMENDMENT TO THE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, BETWEEN MR. GOLDNER AND HASBRO, INC.  

 

 

Exhibit 10.1

August 1, 2018 Amendment to the Employment Agreement

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of Hasbro, Inc. (the “Company”) has determined that it is in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders to extend the employment of Brian Goldner (“Executive”) with the Company through December 31, 2022, and the Company and Executive have, therefore, agreed to amend certain terms of the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Company and Executive effective as of October 4, 2012, as amended by the August 5, 2014 Amendment to the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement and the December 15, 2016 Amendment to the Employment Agreement (as so amended, the “Employment Agreement”); and

            WHEREAS Executive has agreed to the amendments of the Employment Agreement set forth in this August 1, 2018 Amendment to the Employment Agreement (the “Third Amendment”);

            NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree to the following changes to the Employment Agreement, each of which shall be effective as of August 1, 2018 (the “Effective Date”) unless expressly stated otherwise below:

1.      Section 1 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended to change the term end date from December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2022. 

 

2.      To memorialize Executive’s earlier title change, Section 2 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended to change Executive’s title from President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  All subsequent references in the Employment Agreement to President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer shall be deemed amended to read Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

 

3.      The last sentence of Section 2 of the Employment Agreement shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:  “Executive agrees to comply with all applicable Hasbro written policies of which he is aware and that are in effect during the Term.”

 

 


 

4.      The first sentence of Section 3.1 of the Employment Agreement (i.e., the sentence beginning “Beginning on January 1, 2017”) shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: “Beginning on the Effective Date, Hasbro shall pay to Executive an annualized base salary of One Million, Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,600,000) in biweekly installments, less all applicable taxes and withholdings.  On Hasbro’s first regular payroll date that occurs during the Term, Hasbro shall provide Executive, in addition to his regular paycheck for the pay period, a lump sum payment reflecting a retroactive adjustment to this base salary rate for the period commencing on July 1, 2018 and ending on the Effective Date.”

 

5.      Section 3.5 of the Employment Agreement shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

Executive shall participate in Hasbro’s long-term incentive program and shall, beginning in Hasbro’s 2019 fiscal year, have a target long-term incentive award level equal to 800% of his annualized base salary, with awards to be made in the form and amounts determined by Hasbro’s Compensation Committee, which may include options and/or performance share awards (“PSAs”) or other types of awards.  For each fiscal year after 2019 that this Agreement remains in effect, Executive’s target long-term incentive award levels shall be reviewed in accordance with Hasbro’s compensation philosophy, market conditions and other factors deemed relevant by the Compensation Committee, and upwardly adjusted to the extent, if any, deemed appropriate by Hasbro’s Compensation Committee and Board; provided, however, that Executive’s target long-term incentive award level may be reduced if in connection with a generally applicable reduction in the target long-term incentive award levels of Hasbro’s senior executives.

 

 


Following Executive’s resignation or termination from employment by Hasbro for any reason other than for Cause, and provided Executive abides by all non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and other similar obligations to Hasbro (and, in the event of a termination by Hasbro without Cause or resignation by Executive for Good Reason, in each case pursuant to Section 5.3 or 5.4, enters into a Release as set forth in Section 5.3 or 5.4, as applicable), Executive shall remain eligible to receive a pro-rated portion of each PSA award that was granted to him pursuant to Hasbro’s long-term incentive program prior to the date of his termination of employment, pro-rated in each case based on his termination date (i.e., in accordance with the portion of the total performance period that has elapsed as of the termination date) and contingent in each case upon the level of achievement of the relevant performance criteria, as determined by Hasbro following the end of each relevant performance period in accordance with the applicable long-term incentive program and grant terms.  The pro-rata portion of such PSAs shall be paid out in the form of shares at the same time as shares are paid out to other participants at the end of the applicable performance period.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, if Executive remains employed through December 31, 2022 and thereafter ceases his employment but remains a member of the Board or otherwise engaged as a service provider to Hasbro or any of its affiliated companies, during his service as a Board member or otherwise, Executive shall continue to vest in each PSA award that was granted to him pursuant to Hasbro’s long-term incentive program prior to December 31, 2022 as if Executive were an employee of Hasbro. 

 

6.       Sections 4.1.2 and 4.4.2 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended to delete and replace the language “Within three years following . . .” with the following new language:  “On or within three years following . . .”.  

 

7.      Section 4.4.1(a) of the Employment Agreement shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following: “(a) a reduction in Executive’s base salary or Annual Bonus opportunity or target annual long-term incentive opportunity (under Section 3.4), without his consent, unless such reduction is due to a generally applicable reduction in the compensation of Hasbro’s senior executives.”

 

8.      Section 4.4.2 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended to add the following new clause (g):  “(g) a reduction in Executive’s base salary or Annual Bonus opportunity or target annual long-term incentive opportunity (under Section 3.4), without his consent, unless such reduction is due to a generally applicable reduction in the compensation of Hasbro’s senior executives.”

 

9.      Section 4.4.3 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended to add the following new clause (c):  “and Executive resigns, if at all, within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the cure period.”


 

10.  Section 6.1 of the Employment Agreement shall be deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:

 

6.1  Executive and Hasbro hereby agree as follows:

 

6.1.1  During Executive’s employment with Hasbro (including any of its affiliates), Executive may pursue, in any capacity outside his association with Hasbro, any business opportunity that is presented to Executive in any capacity outside his association with Hasbro, provided that (a) such business opportunity is undertaken on Executive’s own time, (b) Executive’s pursuit of and/or work on such business opportunity does not interfere in any material respect with the performance of Executive’s duties under this Agreement, (c) the business opportunity is not competitive with Hasbro’s Core Business (as defined in Section 6.1.3 below), (d) Executive has first offered the business opportunity to Hasbro, in an e-mail or other written document (the “Business Request”) sent to the Chair of the Board’s Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee, or its successor (the “Chair”), copying Hasbro’s General Counsel (which Business Request, if sent via e-mail, will be deemed received by the Chair upon Executive’s sending of the e-mail), and (e) Hasbro has declined to respond to Executive, in an e-mail or other written document (the “Business Response”) sent to Executive within thirty (30) days following the Chair’s receipt of the Business Request (which Business Response, if sent via e-mail, will be deemed received by Executive upon the Chair’s sending of the e-mail), indicating that Hasbro is opting to pursue such business opportunity itself. 

 

6.1.2  For a period of two (2) years after Executive’s employment with Hasbro (including any of its affiliates) ends for any reason, Executive shall not, in the geographical area in which Hasbro or any of its affiliates does business or has done business at the time of Executive’s cessation of employment, whether on a direct or indirect basis, and whether as an owner, partner, officer, director, employee, consultant, investor, lender or otherwise (except as the holder of not more than 1% of the outstanding stock of a publicly held company), engage in any business or enterprise that would be competitive with Hasbro’s Core Business.

 


6.1.3  Executive agrees that Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company and that its core business constitutes the development, manufacturing, marketing, licensing, selling, distribution and/or other provision of (i) toys, (ii) games (including, without limitation, digital, mobile or online games), and/or (iii) other entertainment (including, without limitation, television, motion pictures, online content, streamed content and/or other forms of entertainment content), provided that in the case of this subsection (iii) only, the entertainment will be considered part of Hasbro’s Core Business only if it is primarily directed at or marketed towards children or children and their families (the “Core Business”).

 

11.  Section 6.6 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended so that every reference therein to “6.1” shall be deemed to read “6.1.2.”

 

12.  Section 10 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended to delete and replace all references to “Executive” with the following language:  “Each of the parties hereto”.

 

13.  The last sentence of Section 11 of the Employment Agreement shall be amended to add “other than for purposes of Section 6,” after “As used in this Agreement,”.

 

14.  Except as expressly modified herein, the Employment Agreement shall remain in full force and effect. 


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Third Amendment under seal as of the day and year set forth below.

 

Hasbro, Inc.                                        Brian Goldner

 

       /s/ Edward Philip                              /s/ Brian Goldner        

By: Edward Philip

 

Title: Lead Independent Director

 

  8/1/18                                                     8/1/18                            

Date                                                    Date

 

 


EX-10.2 3 exhibit102.htm EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN MR. FRASCOTTI AND HASBRO, INC., DATED AUGUST 1, 2018  

 

 

Exhibit 10.2

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

This Employment Agreement (the “Agreement”), effective as of August 1, 2018 (the “Effective Date”), is entered into by and between Hasbro, Inc., a Rhode Island corporation with a principal place of business at 1011 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02862 (the “Company” or “Hasbro”), and John Frascotti (the “Executive”).

WHEREAS, the Company desires to continue to employ the Executive pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement;

WHEREAS, the Executive desires to continue his employment with the Company pursuant to the terms and conditions hereof.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the continued employment of the Executive, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the Company and the Executive agree as follows:

1.         Term of Employment.  The Company hereby agrees to continue to employ the Executive, and the Executive hereby accepts continued employment with the Company, upon the terms set forth in this Agreement, for the period commencing on the Effective Date and ending on March 31, 2021 (the “End Date”), unless earlier terminated or extended pursuant to the provisions of Section 4 (such period, the “Employment Period”). 

2.         Title; Capacity.  During the Employment Period, the Executive shall serve as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer and the Company will nominate the Executive to be elected as a member of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”).  The Executive shall continue be based at the Company’s headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  The Executive shall be subject to the supervision of, and shall have such authority as is delegated to the Executive by, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”).  The Executive hereby accepts such continued employment and agrees to undertake the duties and responsibilities inherent in such position and such other duties and responsibilities as the CEO shall from time to time reasonably assign to the Executive.  The Executive agrees to devote his entire business time, attention and energies to the business and interests of the Company during the Employment Period.  The Executive agrees to abide by the rules, regulations, instructions, personnel practices and policies of the Company and any changes therein which may be adopted from time to time by the Company. 

3.         Compensation and Benefits.   

 


 

3.1       Base Salary.  Beginning on the Effective Date, the Company shall pay the Executive, in periodic installments in accordance with the Company’s customary payroll practices, a base salary at the annualized rate of $1,100,000 (the “Base Salary”).  The Executive’s base salary shall be reviewed annually in accordance with the Company’s compensation guidelines for senior executives, and may be upwardly adjusted to the extent, if any, deemed appropriate by Hasbro’s Compensation Committee and the Board; provided, however, that the Executive’s Base Salary may be reduced if in connection with a generally applicable reduction in the compensation of the Company’s senior executives.

3.2       Management Incentive Plan Bonus.  Beginning in the Company’s 2019 fiscal year, the Executive shall be eligible to receive an annual management incentive plan bonus based on a target of one hundred percent (100%) of the Executive’s earned Base Salary for the incentive year (the “Annual Bonus”).  For each fiscal year thereafter that this Agreement is in effect, the Executive’s target bonus shall be reviewed in accordance with the Company’s compensation philosophy, market conditions and other factors deemed relevant by the Compensation Committee, and upwardly adjusted to the extent, if any, deemed appropriate by the Compensation Committee and the Board; provided, however, that the Executive’s target bonus may be reduced if in connection with a generally applicable reduction in the target bonuses of Hasbro’s senior executives.  The performance criteria and targets to be used for purposes of the management incentive plan annual bonus shall be determined and established by the CEO and the Compensation Committee following discussion with the Executive.  Actual bonus awards shall be determined in the discretion of the Compensation Committee pursuant to the terms of the Company’s Senior Management Annual Performance Plan (or the successor thereto).

3.3       Long-Term Incentive.  The Executive shall participate in the Company’s long-term incentive program and shall, beginning in the Company’s 2019 fiscal year, have a target annual long-term incentive award level equal to 400% of his annualized Base Salary, with awards to be made in the form and amounts determined by the Company’s Compensation Committee, which may include options and/or performance share awards (“PSAs”) or other types of awards.  For each fiscal year after 2019 that this Agreement remains in effect, the Executive’s target long-term incentive award levels shall be reviewed in accordance with the Company’s compensation philosophy, market conditions and other factors deemed relevant by the Compensation Committee, and upwardly adjusted to the extent, if any, deemed appropriate by the Compensation Committee and the Board; provided, however, that the Executive’s target long-term incentive award level may be reduced if in connection with a generally applicable reduction in the target long-term incentive award levels of Hasbro’s senior executives. 

3.4       Fringe Benefits.  The Executive shall be entitled to participate in all benefit programs that the Company establishes and makes available to its senior officers to the extent that the Executive’s position, tenure, salary and other qualifications make the Executive eligible to participate, including but not limited to the Company’s group life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, vacation, medical, dental, defined contribution and deferred compensation programs for salaried executives, as in effect from time-to-time.

 


 

3.5       Reimbursement of Expenses.  The Company shall reimburse the Executive for all reasonable travel, entertainment and other expenses incurred or paid by the Executive in connection with, or related to, the performance of his duties and responsibilities under this Agreement, in accordance with the policies and procedures, and subject to the limitations, adopted by the Company from time to time.  

3.6       Clawback Policy.  The Executive understands and agrees that all incentive compensation to which he is or becomes entitled shall be subject to the terms of any clawback policy that may be adopted by the Board from time to time for application to the senior executives of the Company (the “Clawback Policy”).  For the avoidance of doubt, the Executive shall be covered by the Clawback Policy only if and to the extent other senior executives are also covered by such policy.

3.7       Withholding.  All compensation payable to the Executive shall be subject to applicable taxes and withholding.

4.         Termination of Employment Period.  This Agreement and the employment of the Executive shall terminate upon the occurrence of any of the following:

4.1       Expiration of the Employment Period;

4.2       At the election of the Company for Cause (as defined below), immediately upon written notice by the Company to the Executive, which notice shall identify the Cause upon which the termination is based;

4.3       At the election of the Executive for Good Reason (as defined below), pursuant to the provisions set forth below;

4.4       Upon the death or Disability (as defined below) of the Executive;

4.5       At the election of the Company without Cause, upon not less than 15 days’ prior written notice of termination (the “Notice Period”), provided, however, that the Company may, in its sole discretion, in lieu of all or part of the Notice Period, pay the Executive an amount equal to the Base Salary that would otherwise have been payable to the Executive had the Executive remained employed for the duration of the Notice Period (in which case the Executive’s termination will become effective on the date set forth in the Company’s written notice of termination (the “Early Termination Date”), and the Executive will be paid an amount equal to the Base Salary the Executive would have received had the Executive remained employed by the Company between the Early Termination Date and the end of the Notice Period (the “Early Termination Payment”), with the Early Termination Payment to be made no later than the 30th day following the end of the Notice Period); or

4.6       At the election of the Executive without Good Reason, upon not less than 15 days’ prior written notice of termination.

5.         Effect of Termination.   

 


 

5.1       Termination by the Company Without Cause or by the Executive for Good Reason Within 24 Months Following a Change in Control.  If, within 24 months following a Change in Control (as defined below), either the Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company without Cause (other than due to his Disability or death) or the Executive resigns for Good Reason, then, following the Executive’s date of termination (the “Date of Termination”) and subject to the conditions of Section 6 and in accordance with the timing and payment terms set forth in Section 6:

(a)        the Company shall, on the Payment Commencement Date (as defined below), pay to the Executive an amount equal to two times the Executive’s then current Base Salary as severance;

(b)        the Company shall, on the Payment Commencement Date, pay to the Executive an amount equal to two times the Executive’s target Annual Bonus;

(c)        if the Executive is eligible for and timely elects to continue receiving group medical and/or dental insurance under the continuation coverage rules known as COBRA, the Company will continue to pay the share of the premium for such coverage that it pays for active and similarly-situated employees who receive the same type of coverage (single, family, or other) until the earlier of (x) the end of the 12th month after the Date of Termination, and (y) the date the covered individual’s COBRA continuation coverage expires, unless, as a result of a change in legal requirements, the Company’s provision of payments for COBRA will violate the nondiscrimination requirements of applicable law, in which case this benefit will not apply; and

 


 

(d)       there shall be acceleration of vesting of, and lapse of restrictions on, all unexpired, unvested stock options and time-based restricted stock units, such that said stock options and restricted stock units become fully vested as of the Date of Termination, except as otherwise provided in the terms of such Awards (as defined below).  In addition, to the extent the Executive is the holder of any stock options, restricted stock units, contingent performance share awards and performance share awards (each, an “Award”), he shall be entitled to the number of shares of common stock, if any, that would have been earned (had the Executive’s employment not ended) based on achievement of the applicable targets during the full relevant Performance Period (as defined under the Award), pro-rated by multiplying that number of shares by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days from the start of the Performance Period to the Date of Termination, and the denominator of which is the total number of days of the applicable Performance Period.  Any shares to be distributed pursuant to an Award shall be provided to the Executive after the end of the applicable Performance Period for that Award in accordance with the Award’s terms, but in no event earlier than thirty (30) days after the evaluation of the applicable Performance Period is completed.  The Executive may not exercise or dispose of any portion of an Award or related shares of common stock that vest or become exercisable under this Section 5.1(d) until such time as the Executive Release (as defined below) becomes irrevocable (and any amounts that were unvested or unexercisable as of the Date of Termination shall immediately expire upon the 60th day following the Date of Termination if the Executive Release has not then become irrevocable).  All shares to be distributed pursuant to any of the foregoing awards shall be provided to the Executive within thirty (30) days after the date the Executive Release executed by the Executive has become irrevocable or such later date as provided above, except as may be required under Section 7 hereof.  The stock options shall remain exercisable in accordance with the relevant agreements and plans (provided that the stock options shall remain exercisable for a period of one year, but not longer than the expiration of the original maximum term of the stock option).

5.2       Termination by the Company Without Cause or by the Executive for Good Reason Prior to, or More than 24 Months Following, a Change in Control.  If, prior to a Change in Control or more than 24 months following a Change in Control, either the Executive’s employment is terminated by the Company without Cause (other than for Disability or death) or the Executive resigns for Good Reason, then, following the Date of Termination and subject to the conditions of Section 6 and in accordance with the payment terms set forth in Section 6:

(a)        the Company shall, for a period of 18 months beginning on the Payment Commencement Date, continue to pay to the Executive, in accordance with the Company’s customary payroll practices, his then current Base Salary as severance;

(b)        the Executive will receive an amount equal to the annual management incentive plan bonus that would have been otherwise payable to the Executive for the fiscal year in which the Date of Termination occurs based on the actual performance of the Company for such year, and assuming the Executive’s employment had not terminated prior to the payment date for such bonus, multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days elapsed in the fiscal year of termination of employment through the Date of Termination, and the denominator of which is 365 (the “Pro-Rata Bonus”), to be paid at the same time as such bonuses are paid to senior executives of the Company (but in no event earlier than the Payment Commencement Date);

 


 

(c)        if the Executive is eligible for and timely elects to continue receiving group medical and/or dental insurance under the continuation coverage rules known as COBRA, the Company will continue to pay the share of the premium for such coverage that it pays for active and similarly-situated employees who receive the same type of coverage (single, family, or other) until the earlier of (x) the end of the 18th month after the Date of Termination, and (y) the date the covered individual’s COBRA continuation coverage expires, unless, as a result of a change in legal requirements, the Company’s provision of payments for COBRA will violate the nondiscrimination requirements of applicable law, in which case this benefit will not apply; and

(d)       the Executive shall become vested in a pro-rata portion of any unvested restricted stock units as of the Date of Termination, computed by multiplying the full number of any unvested restricted stock units as of the Date of Termination by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days in the remaining Vesting Period (as defined in the applicable award grant) after the most recent Annual Vesting Date (as defined in the applicable award grant) that has been achieved, if any (i.e. the number of days elapsed since the Grant Date (as defined in the applicable award grant) or any later Annual Vesting Date that has occurred) which have already elapsed as of the Date of Termination, inclusive of such date, and the denominator of which is the total number of days in the Vesting Period remaining since either the Grant Date or any later Annual Vesting Date that has occurred (the “Pro-Rata RSU Vesting”).   In addition, to the extent the Executive is the holder of any performance share award, he shall be entitled to the number of shares of common stock, if any, that would have been earned (had the Executive’s employment not ended) based on achievement of the applicable targets during the full relevant Performance Period (as defined under such award), pro-rated by multiplying that number of shares by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days from the start of the Performance Period to the Date of Termination, and the denominator of which is the total number of days of the applicable Performance Period (the “Pro-Rated PSA Vesting”).  Any shares to subsequently be distributed shall be provided to the Executive after the end of the applicable Performance Period in accordance with the terms of the applicable award, but in no event earlier than thirty (30) days after the evaluation of the applicable Performance Period is completed (the “Pro-Rated PSA Vesting Schedule”).  The Executive may not exercise or dispose of any portion of an award that vests under this Section 5.2(d) until such time as the Executive Release becomes irrevocable (and any amounts that were unvested as of the Date of Termination shall immediately expire upon the 60th day following the Date of Termination if the Executive Release has not then become irrevocable).  All shares to be distributed pursuant to any of the foregoing awards shall be provided to the Executive within thirty (30) days after the date the Executive Release executed by the Executive has become irrevocable or such later date as provided above, except as may be required under Section 7 hereof.  Any unvested stock options held by the Executive shall be forfeited as of the Date of Termination, but all vested stock options held by the Executive as of the Date of Termination shall remain exercisable for a period of one year following the Date of Termination, but not longer than the expiration of the original maximum term of the stock option. 

 


 5.3      Termination by the Company for Cause, by the Executive Without Good Reason, or Due to Expiration of the Employment Period.  If the Company terminates the Executive’s employment for Cause, the Executive resigns without Good Reason, or the Employment Period expires on the End Date, then the Company’s obligations under this Agreement shall immediately cease and the Executive shall be entitled to only the Base Salary that has accrued and to which the Executive is entitled as of the Date of Termination.  The Executive shall not be entitled to any other compensation or consideration that the Executive may have received had the Employment Period not ended, and all stock options, restricted stock units and contingent performance share awards granted to the Executive shall be treated as provided in the relevant agreements and plans.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, if (i) the Company does not offer in writing to extend the Employment Period, on terms and conditions at least as favorable as those set forth in this Agreement, for an additional period of at least one year following the End Date, or (ii) the parties cannot otherwise mutually agree upon the terms of an agreement pursuant to which the Executive would remain employed with the Company following the End Date, then, following the Date of Termination and subject to the conditions of Section 6 and in accordance with the payment terms set forth in Section 6, for a period of 12 months beginning on the Payment Commencement Date, the Company would (a) continue to pay to the Executive, in accordance with the Company’s customary payroll practices, his then current Base Salary as severance, and (b) if the Executive is eligible for and timely elects to continue receiving group medical and/or dental insurance under the continuation coverage rules known as COBRA, continue to pay the share of the premium for such coverage that it pays for active and similarly-situated employees who receive the same type of coverage (single, family, or other) unless, as a result of a change in legal requirements, the Company’s provision of payments for COBRA will violate the nondiscrimination requirements of applicable law, in which case this benefit will not apply.

5.4       Termination due to the Executive’s Death or Disability.  If the Executive’s employment is terminated due to his death or Disability, the Executive will receive the Pro-Rata Bonus, and Pro-Rata RSU Vesting, as well as accelerated vesting of all unexpired, unvested stock options, such that said stock options become fully vested as of the Date of Termination, except as otherwise provided in the terms of such Awards, and provided that the stock options shall remain exercisable for a period of one year following the Date of Termination, but not longer than the expiration of the original maximum term of the stock option.  In addition, in the event of the Executive’s Disability, the Executive shall be entitled to Pro-Rated PSA Vesting pursuant to the Pro-Rated PSA Vesting Schedule or, in the event of the Executive’s death, the Executive’s estate shall be issued the number of shares of common stock that is computed by multiplying: (i) the number of shares of common stock which would have been issuable to the Executive pursuant to the applicable award assuming completion of the applicable Performance Period and the Company’s achievement of the applicable targets during the full relevant Performance Period (as defined under such award), multiplied by (ii) a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days from the start of the applicable Performance Period to the Date of Termination and the denominator of which is the total number of days in the applicable Performance Period, with such pro-rated target award to be payable as soon as is reasonably practicable following the Executive’s death.


5.5       No Other Severance.  The Executive shall not be entitled to any benefits beyond those provided for in this Section 5 by virtue of termination of his employment or this Agreement, including pursuant to any generally applicable Hasbro plan, policy, or agreement.

5.6       Other Effects of Termination.  Upon termination of the Executive’s employment for any reason, the Executive shall resign effective as of such date from any position he may then hold as a Board member or officer of Hasbro or any subsidiary or affiliate of Hasbro.

6.         Release.  The obligation of the Company to make the payments and provide the benefits to the Executive under Section 5.1, 5.2, or 5.3 is conditioned upon the Executive signing and delivering to the Company a severance and release of claims agreement in a form to be provided by the Company (which will include, at a minimum, a release of all releasable claims and non-disparagement and cooperation obligations) (the “Executive Release”), which Executive Release must become irrevocable within sixty (60) days following the Date of Termination.  Except as otherwise provided in Section 5.2(b), the Company shall commence or make, as applicable, the payments under Section 5.1, 5.2, or 5.3 on the first payroll period following the date the Executive Release becomes irrevocable (such date, the “Payment Commencement Date”); provided, however, that if the 60th day following the Date of Termination falls in the calendar year following the year of the Executive’s termination of employment, the Payment Commencement Date shall be no earlier than the first payroll period of such later calendar year; and provided further that the payment of any amounts pursuant to Section 5.1, 5.2, or 5.3 shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in Exhibit A.

7.         Section 280G.   

7.1       Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, except as set forth in Section 7.2, in the event that the Company undergoes a “Change in Ownership or Control” (as defined below), the Company shall not be obligated to provide to the Executive a portion of any “Contingent Compensation Payments” (as defined below) that the Executive would otherwise be entitled to receive to the extent necessary to eliminate any “excess parachute payments” (as defined in Code Section 280G(b)(1)) for the Executive.  For purposes of this Section 7, the Contingent Compensation Payments so eliminated shall be referred to as the “Eliminated Payments” and the aggregate amount (determined in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q/A-30 or any successor provision) of the Contingent Compensation Payments so eliminated shall be referred to as the “Eliminated Amount.”


7.2       Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 7.1, no such reduction in Contingent Compensation Payments shall be made if (i) the Eliminated Amount (computed without regard to this sentence) exceeds (ii) 110% of the aggregate present value (determined in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.280G-1, Q/A-31 and Q/A-32 or any successor provisions) of the amount of any additional taxes that would be incurred by the Executive if the Eliminated Payments (determined without regard to this sentence) were paid to him or her (including, state and federal income taxes on the Eliminated Payments, the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code payable with respect to all of the Contingent Compensation Payments in excess of the Executive’s “base amount” (as defined in Section 280G(b)(3) of the Code), and any withholding taxes).  The override of such reduction in Contingent Compensation Payments pursuant to this Section 7.2 shall be referred to as a “Section 7.2 Override.” For purpose of this paragraph, if any federal or state income taxes would be attributable to the receipt of any Eliminated Payment, the amount of such taxes shall be computed by multiplying the amount of the Eliminated Payment by the maximum combined federal and state income tax rate provided by law.

7.3       For purposes of this Section 7 the following terms shall have the following respective meanings:

(i)         “Change in Ownership or Control” shall mean a change in the ownership or effective control of the Company or in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets of the Company determined in accordance with Section 280G(b)(2) of the Code.

(ii)        “Contingent Compensation Payment” shall mean any payment (or benefit) in the nature of compensation that is made or made available (under this Agreement or otherwise) to a “disqualified individual” (as defined in Section 280G(c) of the Code) and that is contingent (within the meaning of Section 280G(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Code) on a Change in Ownership or Control of the Company.


7.4       Any payments or other benefits otherwise due to the Executive following a Change in Ownership or Control that could reasonably be characterized (as determined by the Company) as Contingent Compensation Payments (the “Potential Payments”) shall not be made until the dates provided for in this Section 7.4.  Within 30 days after each date on which the Executive first becomes entitled to receive (whether or not then due) a Contingent Compensation Payment relating to such Change in Ownership or Control, the Company shall determine and notify the Executive (with reasonable detail regarding the basis for its determinations) (i) which Potential Payments constitute Contingent Compensation Payments, (ii) the Eliminated Amount and (iii) whether the Section 7.2 Override is applicable.  Within 30 days after delivery of such notice to the Executive, the Executive shall deliver a response to the Company (the “Executive Response”) stating either (A) that he agrees with the Company’s determination pursuant to the preceding sentence, or (B) that he disagrees with such determination, in which case he shall set forth (i) which Potential Payments should be characterized as Contingent Compensation Payments, (ii) the Eliminated Amount, and (iii) whether the Section 7.2 Override is applicable.  In the event that the Executive fails to deliver an Executive Response on or before the required date, the Company’s initial determination shall be final.  If and to the extent that any Contingent Compensation Payments are required to be treated as Eliminated Payments pursuant to this Section 7, then the payments shall be reduced or eliminated, as determined by the Company, in the following order: (i) any cash payments, (ii) any taxable benefits, (iii) any nontaxable benefits, and (iv) any vesting of equity awards in each case in reverse order beginning with payments or benefits that are to be paid the farthest in time from the date that triggers the applicability of the excise tax, to the extent necessary to maximize the Eliminated Payments.  If the Executive states in the Executive Response that he agrees with the Company’s determination, the Company shall make the Potential Payments to the Executive within three business days following delivery to the Company of the Executive Response (except for any Potential Payments which are not due to be made until after such date, which Potential Payments shall be made on the date on which they are due).  If the Executive states in the Executive Response that he disagrees with the Company’s determination, then, for a period of 60 days following delivery of the Executive Response, the Executive and the Company shall use good faith efforts to resolve such dispute.  If such dispute is not resolved within such 60-day period, such dispute shall be settled exclusively by arbitration in the State of Rhode Island, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association then in effect.  Judgment may be entered on the arbitrator’s award in any court having jurisdiction.  The Company shall, within three business days following delivery to the Company of the Executive Response, make to the Executive those Potential Payments as to which there is no dispute between the Company and the Executive regarding whether they should be made (except for any such Potential Payments which are not due to be made until after such date, which Potential Payments shall be made on the date on which they are due).  The balance of the Potential Payments shall be made within three business days following the resolution of such dispute.  Subject to the limitations contained in Sections 7.1 and 7.2 hereof, the amount of any payments to be made to the Executive following the resolution of such dispute shall be increased by amount of the accrued interest thereon computed at the prime rate announced from time to time by The Wall Street Journal, compounded monthly from the date that such payments originally were due.

7.5       The provisions of this Section 7 are intended to apply to any and all payments or benefits available to the Executive under this Agreement or any other agreement or plan of the Company under which the Executive receives Contingent Compensation Payments.


8.         Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation   

8.1       During the Restricted Period (as defined below), the Executive shall not, in the geographical area in which the Company or any of its affiliates does business or has done business at the time of his employment termination, engage in any business or enterprise that would be competitive with any business of Hasbro in existence as of the Date of Termination (a “Competitive Business”).  This obligation shall preclude any involvement in a Competitive Business, whether on a direct or indirect basis, and whether as an owner, partner, officer, director, employee, consultant, investor, lender or otherwise, except as the passive holder of not more than 1% of the outstanding stock of a publicly held company. 

8.2       During the Restricted Period, the Executive shall not, either alone or in association with others, (a) solicit, recruit, induce, attempt to induce or permit any organization directly or indirectly controlled by the Executive to solicit, recruit, induce or attempt to induce any employee of the Company or any of its affiliates to leave the employ of the Company or any of its affiliates, or (b) solicit, recruit, induce, attempt to induce for employment or hire or engage as an independent contractor, or permit any organization directly or indirectly controlled by the Executive to solicit, recruit, induce, attempt to induce for employment or hire or engage as an independent contractor, any person who is employed by the Company or any of its affiliates or who was employed by the Company or any of its affiliates at any time during the term of the Executive’s employment with the Company, provided that this clause (b) shall not apply to any individual whose employment  with the Company or any of its affiliates has been terminated for a period of six (6) months or longer. 

8.3       During the Restricted Period, the Executive shall not, either alone or in association with others, solicit, divert or take away, or attempt to solicit, divert or take away, or permit any organization directly or indirectly controlled by the Executive to solicit, divert or take away, or attempt to solicit, divert or take away, the business or patronage of any of the clients, customers or accounts, or prospective clients, customers or accounts of the Company or any of its affiliates, which were contacted, solicited or served by the Company or any of its affiliates at any time during the Executive’s employment with the Company.

8.4       The Restricted Period shall mean the one year period after the Executive’s employment with the Company (including any of its affiliates) ends for any reason; provided, however, that if the Executive is eligible (or would have been eligible had he timely entered into the Executive Release) to receive severance pay pursuant to Section 5.1(a) or Section 5.2(a), the Restricted Period shall run for a two-year post-employment period in the event of eligibility pursuant to Section 5.1(a), and for an eighteen-month post-employment period in the event of eligibility pursuant to Section 5.2(a).


8.5       The geographic scope of this Section 8 shall extend to anywhere the Company or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates is doing business at the time of termination or expiration of this Agreement.  If any restriction set forth in this Section 8 is found by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable because it extends for too long a period of time or over too great a range of activities or in too broad a geographic area, it shall be interpreted to extend only over the maximum period of time, range of activities or geographic area as to which it may be enforceable.  Each of the parties intends that this non-competition provision shall be deemed to be a series of separate covenants, one for each country and one for each and every county or other political subdivision of each and every state or other political subdivision of each country where this provision is intended to be effective.

8.6       The Executive acknowledges that the restrictions contained in this Section 8 are necessary for the protection of the business and goodwill of the Company and are considered by the Executive to be reasonable for such purpose.  The Executive agrees that any breach of this Section 8 will cause the Company substantial and irrevocable damage, and therefore, in the event of any such breach, in addition to such other remedies which may be available, the Company shall have the right to obtain and receive specific performance and injunctive relief without posting a bond or other security.


8.7       If it is determined by a court of law that the Executive violated any of the provisions of Section 8.1, 8.2, or 8.3, he shall continue to be bound by the restrictions set forth therein until a period equal to the Restricted Period has expired without any violation of such provisions.  The Executive further agrees that in the event he violates any of the provisions of Section 8.1, 8.2, or 8.3 (and such violation is not cured (if capable of being cured) within thirty (30) days after the Executive receives written notice from the Company setting forth in reasonable detail the manner in which the Company believes the Executive has violated any such provision), then the Company shall have no obligation to pay or provide any of the benefits described in Section 5.1, 5.2, or 5.3, as applicable (and, to the extent the Company previously paid or provided any such benefits, the Executive shall be required to immediately repay to the Company the value of any such pay and benefits).  In addition, in the event of any violation that is not cured as provided in the preceding sentence, the Executive agrees to forfeit and pay to Hasbro the total Net Proceeds obtained with respect to any unvested stock options, restricted stock units, performance share awards, contingent stock performance awards or other equity accelerated or provided pursuant to Section 5.1 or 5.2, as applicable.  For purposes of this Agreement, “Net Proceeds” shall be computed for each stock option grant accelerated pursuant to Section 5.1 or 5.2, as applicable, by multiplying the number of accelerated options times the difference between the closing price of Hasbro’s common stock on the last day of Executive’s employment and the exercise price for the grant being accelerated. “Net Proceeds” for each share of restricted stock unit accelerated pursuant to Section 5.1 or 5.2, as applicable, shall be computed by multiplying the number of shares or units accelerated by the closing price of Hasbro’s common stock on the last day of Executive’s employment.  “Net Proceeds” for each share of stock or performance share award provided pursuant to an unvested contingent stock performance or performance share award shall be computed by multiplying the number of shares or units provided pursuant to the Award by the closing price of Hasbro’s common stock on the day such shares are provided to Executive.  Net Proceeds will be computed without regard to any subsequent increase or decrease, if any, in the market price or actual proceeds from any sale of Hasbro’s common stock.  The foregoing amounts will be owed regardless of whether or not the accelerated options have been actually exercised or the underlying shares of common stock have been actually sold.

9.         Absence of Restrictions.  The Executive represents and warrants that he is not bound by any employment contracts, restrictive covenants or other restrictions that are in any way inconsistent with any of the terms of this Agreement.

10.       Definitions.  For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:


10.1     “Cause” shall, prior to or more than two years following a Change in Control, be deemed to exist upon (a) the Executive’s refusal to perform (i) the Executive’s assigned duties for the Company; or (ii) the Executive’s obligations under this Agreement; (b) conduct of the Executive involving fraud, gross negligence or willful misconduct or other action which damages the reputation of the Company; (c) the Executive’s indictment for or conviction of, or the entry of a pleading of guilty or nolo contendere by the Executive to, any crime involving moral turpitude or any felony; (d) the Executive’s fraud, embezzlement or other intentional misappropriation from the Company; or (e) the Executive’s material breach of any material policies, rules or regulations of employment which may be adopted or amended from time to time by the Company; provided, however, that the Company may not terminate the Executive’s employment for Cause unless (x) the Company gives written notice of its intent to terminate the Executive’s employment (including the reasons therefor) and (y) with respect to any alleged violation of clause (a) or (e) above, the Executive fails to cure such refusal or material breach (if the breach is subject to cure) within thirty (30) days of the Executive’s receipt of such written notice (which, if so cured within such 30-day period, shall no longer be a grounds for termination of the Executive’s employment for “Cause”).  The Company’s financial performance or the financial performance of operating units for which the Executive is responsible shall not in and of itself constitute a basis for the Company to terminate the Executive for Cause or (except to the extent that financial performance triggers the Clawback Policy in a manner that affects any post-employment payments or benefits) refuse to provide any severance benefits under this Agreement;

10.2     “Cause” shall, within two years following a Change in Control, be deemed to exist upon (a) repeated violations by the Executive of the Executive’s obligations under this Agreement (other than as a result of Disability) which are demonstrably willful and deliberate on the Executive’s part, which are committed in bad faith or without reasonable belief that such violations are in the best interests of the Company and which are not remedied in a reasonable period of time after receipt of written notice from the Company specifying such violations; or (b) the conviction of the Executive of a felony involving moral turpitude. 


                        10.3     “Change in Control” means the occurrence of any one of the following events: (i) sale of all or substantially all (at least 85%) of the consolidated assets of the Company to one or more individuals, entities, or groups (other than an “Excluded Owner” as defined below); (ii) acquisition or attainment of ownership by a person, entity, or group (other than an Excluded Owner) of more than 50% of the undiluted total voting power of the Company’s then-outstanding securities eligible to vote to elect members of the Board (Company Voting Securities); (iii) completion of a merger or consolidation of the Company with or into any other entity (other than an Excluded Owner) unless the holders of the Company’s Voting Securities outstanding immediately before such completion, together with any trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under a Hasbro benefit plan, hold securities that represent immediately after such merger or consolidation more than 50% of the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of either Hasbro or the other surviving entity or its ultimate parent; or (iv) individuals who constitute the Board on the date hereof (“Incumbent Directors”) cease for any reason during a 12 month period to constitute at least a majority of the Board; provided, that any individual who becomes a member of the Board subsequent to the date hereof, whose election or nomination for election was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the Incumbent Directors, shall be treated as an Incumbent Director unless he assumed office as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to the election or removal of directors.  For purposes of this Agreement, an Excluded Ownerconsists of Hasbro, any entity owned, directly or indirectly, at least 50% by Hasbro, any entity that, directly or indirectly, owns at least 50% of Hasbro, any Hasbro benefit plan, and any underwriter temporarily holding securities for an offering of such securities.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, where required to avoid extra taxation under Section 409A, a Change in Control must also satisfy the requirements of Treas. Reg. Section 1.409A-3(a)(5).

10.4     “Disability” means the Executive’s inability, due to a physical or mental disability, for a period of 180 consecutive days, to perform the services contemplated under this Agreement, with reasonable accommodation.  A determination of Disability shall be made by a physician selected by the Company and reasonably satisfactory to the Executive.

10.5     “Good Reason” means, prior, to or more than two years following, a Change in Control, termination by the Executive of his employment, upon thirty (30) days’ written notice, for any of the following reasons: (a) a material reduction in the Executive’s base salary or Annual Bonus opportunity or target annual long-term incentive opportunity (under Section 3.3), without his consent, unless such reduction is due to a generally applicable reduction in the compensation of the Company’s senior executives, (b) the Executive no longer serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and that change in status constitutes a material reduction in the Executive’s duties, authorities, and responsibilities, (c) the Executive is demoted by being required to report to someone other than the CEO (other than a requirement to report directly to the Board), or (d) a material breach by the Company of a material provision of this Agreement.


10.6     “Good Reason” means, within two years following a Change in Control, termination by the Executive of his employment, upon thirty (30) days’ written notice, for any of the following reasons: (a) any action by the Company that results in a material diminution in the Executive’s position, authority, duties or responsibilities; (b) the Executive is demoted by being required to report to someone other than the CEO (other than a requirement to report directly to the Board); (c) any failure by the Company to comply with any of the provisions of Section 3.1, 3.2, or 3.3 of this Agreement; (d) the Company’s requiring the Executive to be based at any office or location other than the location where the Executive was employed immediately preceding the Change in Control or any office or location greater than 35 miles from such location; (e) any purported termination by the Company of the Executive’s employment otherwise than as expressly permitted by this Agreement; or (f) any failure by the Company to comply with and satisfy Section 11.6 of this Agreement, provided that such successor has received at least five days’ prior written notice from Hasbro or the Executive of the requirements of Section 11.6 of the Agreement. 

10.7     Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 10.5 and 10.6, the Executive may not terminate his employment for “Good Reason” unless (a) he gives written notice of his intent to terminate his employment under this provision (including the reasons therefor) within thirty (30) days of the event giving rise to the right to terminate, and (b) the Company fails to cure the material reduction or material breach of a material provision, or restore the Executive’s title within thirty (30) days of its receipt of the Executive’s written notice, which, if so cured within such 30-day period, shall no longer be a grounds by the Executive for terminating his employment with “Good Reason.”

11.       Miscellaneous. 

11.1     Entire Agreement; Modification.  This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between the parties hereto with regard to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior understandings and agreements, whether written or oral.  The Executive is not relying on any representations other than those set forth in this Agreement.

11.2     Notices.  Any notice delivered under this Agreement shall be deemed duly delivered 3 business days after it is sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, or one business day after it is sent for next-business day delivery via a reputable nationwide overnight courier service, to the Company at its principal headquarters and to the Executive at the address most recently shown on the personnel records of the Company.  Either party may change the address to which notices are to be delivered by giving notice of such change to the other party in the manner set forth in this Section 11.2.

11.3     Pronouns.  Whenever the context may require, any pronouns used in this Agreement shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine or neuter forms, and the singular forms of nouns and pronouns shall include the plural, and vice versa.

11.4     Amendment.  This Agreement may be amended or modified only by a written instrument executed by both the Company and the Executive and approved by the Board.


11.5     Governing Law.  This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Rhode Island (without reference to the conflicts of laws provisions thereof).  Any action, suit or other legal proceeding arising under or relating to any provision of this Agreement shall be commenced only in a court of the State of Rhode Island (or, if appropriate, a federal court located within Rhode Island), and the Company and the Executive each consents to the jurisdiction of such a court.  The Company and the Executive each hereby irrevocably waives any right to a trial by jury in any action, suit or other legal proceeding arising under or relating to any provision of this Agreement.

11.6     Successors and Assigns.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of both parties and their respective successors and assigns, including any corporation with which or into which Hasbro may be merged or which may succeed to its assets or business; provided, however, that the Executive’s obligations are personal and shall not be assigned by the Executive.  The Company will require any successor (whether direct or indirect, by purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) to all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of Hasbro to assume expressly and agree to perform this Agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that Hasbro would be required to perform it if no such succession had taken place.  As used in this Agreement, “Hasbro” or “the Company” shall mean Hasbro as hereinbefore defined and any successor to its business and/or assets as aforesaid which assumes and agrees to perform this Agreement by operation of law, or otherwise.

11.7     Waivers.  No delay or omission by the Company in exercising any right under this Agreement shall operate as a waiver of that or any other right.  A waiver or consent given by the Company on any one occasion shall be effective only in that instance and shall not be construed as a bar to or waiver of any right on any other occasion.

11.8     Captions.  The captions of the sections of this Agreement are for convenience of reference only and in no way define, limit or affect the scope or substance of any section of this Agreement.

11.9     Severability.  In case any provision of this Agreement shall be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall in no way be affected or impaired thereby.

11.10   Executive’s Acknowledgments.  The Executive acknowledges that he: (i) has read this Agreement; (ii) has been represented in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of this Agreement by legal counsel of the Executive’s own choice or has voluntarily declined to seek such counsel; (iii) understands the terms and consequences of this Agreement; and (iv) is fully aware of the legal and binding effect of this Agreement.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the dates set forth below.

HASBRO, INC.

By:            /s/ Brian Goldner                                              Date:            8/1/18                                     

Name:  Brian Goldner

Title:  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

EXECUTIVE:

                   /s/ John Frascotti                                            Date:            8/1/18                                   
John Frascotti

 

 

 

 

Exhibit A

Section 409A

The intent of the parties is that payments and benefits under this Agreement comply with, or be exempt from, Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and the regulations and guidance promulgated thereunder (collectively “Code Section 409A”) and this Agreement shall be interpreted consistently therewith.  With regard to any provision herein that provides for reimbursement of costs and expenses or in-kind benefits, except as permitted by Code Section 409A, (i) the right to reimbursement or in-kind benefits shall not be subject to liquidation or exchange for another benefit, (ii) the amount of expenses eligible for reimbursement, or in-kind benefits, provided during any taxable year shall not affect the expenses eligible for reimbursement, or in-kind benefits to be provided, in any other taxable year, provided that this clause (ii) shall not be violated with regard to expenses reimbursed under any arrangement covered by Section 105(a) of the Code solely because such expenses are subject to a limit related to the period the arrangement is in effect, and (iii) such payments shall be made on or before the last day of your taxable year following the taxable year in which the expense occurred, provided that any tax gross-ups may be reimbursed by the end of the calendar year following the calendar year in which such taxes are remitted to the taxing authorities. For purposes of Code Section 409A, each payment hereunder shall be treated as a separate payment and Executive’s right to receive any installment payments pursuant to this Agreement shall be treated as a right to receive a series of separate and distinct payments. In no event may Executive, directly or indirectly, designate the calendar year of any payment to be made under this Agreement that is considered nonqualified deferred compensation. Termination of employment as used herein shall mean separation from service within the meaning of Code Section 409A. Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, to the extent required by Section 409A of the Code, if Executive is considered a “specified employee” for purposes of Section 409A of the Code and if payment of any amounts under this Agreement is required to be delayed for a period of six months after separation from service pursuant to Section 409A of the Code, payments of such amounts shall be delayed as required by Section 409A of the Code, and the accumulated amounts shall be paid in a lump sum payment within ten days after the end of the six-month period.  If Executive dies during the postponement period prior to the payment of benefits, the amounts withheld on account of Section 409A of the Code shall be paid to the personal representative of the Executive’s estate within 60 days after the date of Executive’s death. The Company is not making any representation or warranty to Executive with respect to the treatment of this Agreement under Code Section 409A and shall have no liability to Executive or any other person with respect to payments or benefits under this Agreement should any payments or benefits under this Agreement be determined to constitute nonqualified deferred compensation subject to Code Section 409A but not satisfying the conditions of such section.

 


EX-10.3 4 exhibit103.htm HASBRO, INC. PRESS RELEASE, DATED AUGUST 6, 2018  

 

 

Exhibit 10.3

For Immediate Release

 

Hasbro Extends Employment Agreement for Chairman and CEO, Brian Goldner; Promotes John Frascotti to President and COO and appoints Mr. Frascotti to the Board

 

Brian Goldner’s Contract Extended Two Years, Through 2022

John Frascotti Adds Chief Operating Officer Title and is Appointed to Hasbro’s Board of Directors

 

Pawtucket, R.I., August 6, 2018 -- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced the Board of Directors has extended the employment agreement of Hasbro’s Chairman and CEO, Brian Goldner, two additional years through December 31, 2022. In addition, John Frascotti’s duties were expanded to add Chief Operating Officer to his current role as Company President and Mr. Frascotti was appointed to Hasbro’s Board of Directors. Hasbro entered an employment agreement with Mr. Frascotti reflecting these new roles.

 

“Over the past ten years as CEO, Brian has transformed Hasbro. His vision to set a differentiated strategy for the Company, including investing in new capabilities and establishing a new culture, has dramatically increased shareholder value,” said Ted Philip, Hasbro’s lead independent director.  “John has been integral in this success. Joining Hasbro ten years ago, his tremendous leadership and foresight has developed Hasbro’s global brand portfolio and teams into industry leaders. He will bring these same skills and insight to Hasbro’s board. Brian and John are leading a best-in-class organization recognized globally for its standards of excellence.”

 

“With the support of Hasbro’s employees around the world, we have accomplished much over the past ten years, but this company and its talented teams have tremendous opportunity ahead of us,” said Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s chairman and chief executive officer. “I am inspired every day by the dedication and creativity of our teams and excited to work alongside them for years to come. John is a tremendous asset to Hasbro and his vision for achieving our company’s potential is invaluable to both Hasbro and its board.”

 

“I am honored to work alongside the tremendous talent here at Hasbro,” said John Frascotti, Hasbro’s president and chief operating officer. “Brands, and what they stand for, mean more to consumers today than ever before. This is a unique opportunity and privilege. The future we see for Hasbro, for our brands and our teams, motivates me every day to develop amazing experiences for Hasbro consumers around the world.” 

 

 

 


 

Mr. Goldner joined Hasbro in 2000. He was appointed CEO in 2008 and Chairman of the Board in 2015. He held several prior leadership positions at Hasbro, including COO from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Goldner serves on the board of directors for Gap Inc. and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Mr. Frascotti was named President of Hasbro in February 2017. He joined the Company in 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer and in 2014 became President of Hasbro Brands. Mr. Frascotti is a member of the Board of Directors of Corus Entertainment in Toronto, Canada, and was recognized in 2014 by Forbes as one of top 5 most influential CMO's amongst the top 500 companies in Forbes Global 2000 Biggest Public Companies list. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the Serious Fun Children's Network, a global network of camps for seriously ill children and Newman's Own Advisory Board, which provides high-level advice and assistance on strategic matters to both Newman's Own Foundation and the food company, Newman's Own, Inc.

Further details on Mr. Goldner’s and Mr. Frascotti’s employment agreements may be found in the Company’s current report on Form 8-K filed today.

About Hasbro: Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through its entertainment labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past seven years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

 

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