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PNFP Pinnacle Financial Partners

Filed: 1 Mar 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


PINNACLE FINANCIAL PARTNERS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
Tennessee000-3122562-1812853
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
 Identification No.)
150 Third Avenue South, Suite 900, Nashville, Tennessee 37201
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (615) 744-3700
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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

Title of Each ClassTrading SymbolName of Exchange on which Registered
Common Stock par value $1.00PNFPThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
Depositary Shares (each representing 1/40th interest in a share of 6.75% Fixed-Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B)PNFPPThe 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 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
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

(e)

2021 Cash Incentive Plan. Effective February 23, 2021, the Human Resources and Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. 2021 Annual Cash Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). Pursuant to the Plan, all employees of the Company compensated via a predetermined salary or hourly wage, including those executive officers of the Company that are expected to be identified as the Company’s Named Executive Officers in the proxy statement for the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders to be held in April 2021 (the “Named Executive Officers’”), are eligible to receive cash incentive payments ranging from 10 percent to 100 percent of the participant’s base salary at target level performance in the event that Pinnacle Bank’s ratio of classified assets to the sum of Pinnacle Bank’s tier 1 risk-based capital and its allowance for loan losses (the “Classified Asset Ratio”) is not more than a predetermined ratio and (i) the Company meets (A) targeted levels of fully diluted earnings per share (“diluted EPS”) and (B) certain pre-tax, pre-provision net revenue (“PPNR”) goals approved quarterly by the Committee, excluding, in each case, such items as the Committee may determine as described in the Plan, and (ii) in certain cases, the employee meets certain individual performance objectives. Payments under the Plan will be based 75% on the diluted EPS goal and 25% on the PPNR goals. Each participant will be assigned an “award tier” based on their position within the Company, his or her experience level or other factors. For performance that exceeds targeted levels participants may receive up to 160% of their targeted payout, which represents an increase from the maximum payout level the Committee has historically approved under the Company's annual cash incentive plans. The Committee determined that an increased potential maximum award was appropriate in 2021for all Plan participants, including the Named Executive Officers, to provide an enhanced maximum payout amount payable only upon the achievement of PPNR and diluted EPS levels that the Company believes represent performance that significantly exceeds management's estimates for 2021, and that compensates, in part, all Plan participants for the reduced payout under the Company's 2020 Annual Cash Incentive Plan due to the difficult operating environment in 2020. Participant awards may be increased or decreased as a result of the participant’s performance evaluation for 2021 such that the participant’s target award may be adjusted up or down based on their final performance rating. Participant awards may also be increased or decreased at the Committee’s discretion.

Set out below are the percentages of each of the Named Executive Officers’ base salaries that may be earned at “target,” and “historical maximum” and “above historical maximum” level payout (without giving effect to the application of the positive or negative adjustment that the Committee may approve). Payouts between the various payment tiers will be interpolated based on the Company’s results compared to the performance metrics.


EmployeePercentage of Base Salary at Target Level PayoutPercentage of Base Salary at Historical Maximum Level PayoutPercentage of Salary at Above Historical Maximum Level Payout
M. Terry Turner100%125%160%
Robert A. McCabe, Jr.100%125%160%
Richard D. Callicutt, II75%93.75%120%
Hugh M. Queener75%93.75%120%
Harold R. Carpenter75%93.75%120%

The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan, a copy of which is filed herewith as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits


104 Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).






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.

PINNACLE FINANCIAL PARTNERS, INC.

 By:/s/Harold R. Carpenter
 Name:Harold R. Carpenter
 Title:Executive Vice President and
  Chief Financial Officer

Date: March 1, 2021