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VSH Vishay Intertechnology

Filed: 23 Feb 21, 7:00pm
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)  February 23, 2021
  

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
1-741638-1686453
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

  
63 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA
19355-2143
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)Zip Code
 
Registrant's telephone number, including area code    610-644-1300

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

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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).
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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.

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

 
Title of each class
 
Trading symbol
 
Name of exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.10 per share
VSH
 
New York Stock Exchange

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

(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Base Salaries

On February 23, 2021, the Compensation Committee of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.'s ("Vishay") Board of Directors approved the 2021 base salaries for Vishay's executive officers.

The base salaries for 2021 are set forth below, with approximate U.S. dollar equivalents based on the average exchange rate for 2020:

Name
2021 Base Salary
Marc Zandman
ILS 3,977,265 (approximately $1,160,000) (1)
Dr. Gerald Paul
€1,102,767 (approximately $1,260,000) (2)
Lori Lipcaman
€461,704 (approximately $530,000) (2)
Johan Vandoorn
€518,535 (approximately $590,000) (2)
David Valletta$565,371
Joel Smejkal$578,825
Clarence Tse
TWD 19,436,622 (approximately $660,000) (3)
Jeff Webster
ILS 1,571,960 (approximately $460,000) (1)
Andreas Randebrock
€334,758 (approximately $380,000) (2)

(1) Salary will be paid in Israeli shekels
(2) Salary will be paid in euro
(3) Salary will be paid in new Taiwan dollars

Changes to Employment Agreements of Executive Officers

On February 23, 2021, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors also approved changes to increase the long-term equity incentive compensation component of total compensation awarded to Vishay’s executive officers other than Marc Zandman, Executive Chairman of the Board, and Dr. Gerald Paul, Vishay’s Chief Executive Officer. Long-term equity incentive compensation is awarded as a percentage of each executive officer’s base salary, which percentages have been increased, as listed below:

Name
Percentage
Lori Lipcaman70%
Johan Vandoorn50%
David Valletta50%
Joel Smejkal50%
Clarence Tse40%
Jeff Webster40%
Andreas Randebrock40%

These changes will be included in amendments to the respective employment agreements of the executive officers.


Changes to Employment Agreement of Executive Chairman

Also on February 23, 2021, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors approved certain changes to the employment agreement (as previously amended on August 8, 2010 and August 30, 2011) of Mr. Zandman as described below:

Mr. Zandman’s medical coverage (before and after his retirement) is expanded to include his dependents (regardless of age), as well as their future spouses and children, up to an annual health insurance premium cap of $50,000.  If the health insurance premiums in respect of Mr. Zandman, his spouse, and his dependent children under age 26 (the formerly covered group) increase in future years, the annual health insurance premium cap will be increased accordingly, but there will be no increase in the cap if the premiums in respect of his children age 26 and over and their spouses and children increase.
The amendment removes Mr. Zandman’s contractual right to reimbursement by Vishay of any excise tax payable by him personally on compensation paid upon a change of control of Vishay. Under the amendment, if  Mr. Zandman would otherwise receive “excess parachute payments”  on a change of control of Vishay, he would receive only whichever of the following two options would yield a greater after-tax benefit to him: (i) accepting all of the intended payments and paying the excise tax personally, or (ii) waiving the payments over the excise tax threshold such that no excise tax is payable.
The amendment also adds standard language under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue for US taxpayers providing for a six-month required delay of certain payments made to key employees in connection with a separation from service.

These changes will be included in an amendment to Mr. Zandman’s employment agreement.

Item 8.01 - Other Events
 
Stock Ownership Guidelines

Also on February 23, 2021, Vishay's Board of Directors adopted stock ownership guidelines for Vishay’s executive officers other than Mr. Zandman and Dr. Paul ("Covered Executive").  Each Covered Executive is required to own shares of Vishay’s common stock having an aggregate market value equal to or greater than one (1) time the Covered Executive’s base salary as of the measurement date (the first trading day in March of each calendar year), subject to a five-year phase in period.  For the purposes of the guidelines, "ownership" includes shares underlying time-based restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards (whether or not vested), shares underlying vested performance-based restricted stock and performance-based restricted stock units, and shares held outright or benefically owned by the executive and/or his or her immediate family members.

Furthermore, Vishay's Board of Directors adopted modifications to the Non-Employee Director stock ownership guidelines to include in "ownership" shares underlying time-vested restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards (whether or not vested) and shares held outright or benefically owned by the director and/or his or her immediate family members.

Cash Dividend Declaration

Also on February 23, 2021, Vishay declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.095 per share of common stock and Class B common stock outstanding payable on March 30, 2021 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 17, 2021. A copy of the press release announcing the dividend declaration is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 – Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.
 Description
 

  
 
 Press release dated February 23, 2021
 
104
 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).
 


 
Signature
 
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 23, 2021

 VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY, INC.

 By:/s/ Lori Lipcaman 

 Name:Lori Lipcaman
 Title:Executive Vice President and
  Chief Financial Officer