ARMK Aramark

Filed: 19 Nov 20, 4:26pm

Washington, D.C. 20549
November 19, 2020
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Title of Each ClassTrading Symbol(s)Name of Each Exchange on which Registered
Common Stock,par value $0.01 per shareARMKNew York Stock Exchange

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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.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a number of direct impacts on the business of Aramark (the “Company”), primarily the closure of sports stadiums; offices; conference centers; and schools, colleges and universities and subsequent significant reductions in demand for those operations that have reopened. These mandated closures and reductions in demand have reduced our revenue by 21% during fiscal 2020, making both the adjusted revenue and adjusted operating income goals for fiscal 2020 under our Management Incentive Bonus Plan (“MIB”) unattainable. Despite the impact of these closures and reductions in demand, which were fully outside of management’s control, our employees, including our Named Executive Officers (the “NEOs”), responded quickly to support Aramark and its employees in a number of ways, including:

Flexing our business models to manage through the challenges of the pandemic including through restructuring contracts and managing labor;
Implementing extra measures to protect employees and clients, including deep cleaning of facilities and ensuring workers have the equipment and training they need to stay healthy and safe;
Converting some of our uniform manufacturing plants to produce millions of respirators and medical masks, scrubs and isolation gowns for hospitals and other critical healthcare providers;
Creating pop-up grocery stations for hospital staff to purchase necessities for home; and
Enhancing sanitation and hygiene practices and applying long-established food safety processes and protocols.

In connection with year-end compensation decisions and the assessment of the attainment of the fiscal 2020 performance targets under the MIB, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Compensation Committee”) determined that the NEOs had achieved 100% of the individual objective portion of the MIB (constituting 10% of the MIB award) based on their extraordinary leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and that the financial performance portion of the MIB had not been attained and would not result in any payout. In view of the fact that the financial targets for fiscal 2020 under the MIB were set in late 2019, prior to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the efforts of our NEOs in navigating the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the Compensation Committee determined to approve an additional payment to each of the NEOs equal to 30% of their respective target bonuses resulting in total payouts to each of the NEOs of 40% of their respective target bonuses. The Compensation Committee believes this approach is consistent with Aramark’s pay for performance culture and fairly recognizes and rewards the efforts to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the Company’s business and efforts to position the Company for a strong recovery and future growth.

Based on the above, each of the NEOs will be paid the following amounts of annual bonus for fiscal 2020:

NEOFiscal 2020 Annual Bonus Payout
John Zillmer$910,000
Tom Ondrof$240,000
Lynn McKee$287,095
Lauren Harrington$170,000


    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:November 19, 2020By:/s/ LAUREN A. HARRINGTON
Name:Lauren A. Harrington
Title:Senior Vice President and
General Counsel