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Washington, D.C. 20549




Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 10, 2020 (February 4, 2020)



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

6655 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.

Atlanta, GA 30328

(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

(770) 418 - 7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class





Name of exchange

on which registered

Common stock, $1 par value per share




The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in 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).

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

Bonus Program

On February 4, 2020, the Organizational Development & Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) used its discretion under the Newell Brands Inc. Management Bonus Plan (the “Bonus Plan”) under the shareholder approved 2013 Incentive Plan to establish the performance criteria for the 2020 bonus awards. For each named executive officer, 2020 bonus awards will be tied to corporate performance goals previously approved by the Company’s shareholders, including adjusted operating cashflow, core sales growth and adjusted earnings per share. Following completion of 2020, named executive officers are eligible to receive a bonus equal to such named executive officer’s base salary multiplied by the product of the target payout percentage described below and the Aggregate Corporate Performance Bonus Multiplier (as defined below), in each case based on attainment of applicable corporate performance goals, and subject to adjustment up or down, based on individual performance, quality of results or other factors deemed relevant by the Committee.

The “Aggregate Corporate Performance Bonus Multiplier” is a percentage from 0% to 200% determined by the Committee based on specified performance criteria for each applicable 2020 bonus award. The named executive officers participate in the 2020 Bonus Plan with a target payout equal to the percentage of their respective base salary as set forth below. In order to receive their bonuses, participants are generally required to continue to be employed by the Company through the date of payment of the bonus. The amount awarded to a named executive officer under the Bonus Plan will range between 0% and 200% of the target payout indicated below, based on the extent to which applicable performance criteria are met.



Target Payout as a

Percentage of

Base Salary


Ravichandra K. Saligram




Christopher H. Peterson




Bradford R. Turner




Russ Torres will not be eligible for a 2020 bonus award because he will be leaving the Company effective March 8, 2020.


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

Date: February 10, 2020










/s/ Bradford R. Turner




Bradford R. Turner




Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary