GTES Gates Industrial

Filed: 3 Mar 21, 7:00pm

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): February 26, 2021
Gates Industrial Corporation plc
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

England and Wales 001-38366 98-1395184
(State or Other Jurisdiction of (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer
Incorporation)   Identification No.)
1144 Fifteenth Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(303) 744-1911
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
Not Applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Ordinary Shares, $0.01 par value per shareGTESNew 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.
On February 26, 2021, the Compensation Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Gates Industrial Corporation plc (the “Company”), in consultation with the Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant, approved special one-time discretionary cash awards (the “2020 Special Awards”) to be paid to current, eligible employees, including the Company’s named executive officers, as recognition for contributions, impact and leadership provided to the Company in managing the business through the Covid-19 pandemic during fiscal year 2020. The Company reacted quickly to the pandemic by first prioritizing the health and safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate around the world and then by developing tactical operational and commercial plans to manage the impact of the pandemic and place the Company in a competitive position as market recovery begins to take hold.
The 2020 Special Awards approved for the Company’s named executive officers are as follows: Mr. Ivo Jurek (Chief Executive Officer): $1,545,000; Mr. L. Brooks Mallard (Chief Financial Officer): $468,852; Mr. Roger Gaston (Chief Human Resources Officer): $399,000; Mr. Grant Gawronski (Chief Commercial Officer): $634,196; and Mr. Walter Lifsey (Chief Operating Officer): $669,231. Due primarily to the pandemic, the Company did not achieve the pre-established performance measures under the Company’s annual short-term incentive plan known as the Gates Global Bonus Policy and accordingly, the Compensation Committee did not fund this plan for fiscal year 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.

By:/s/ L. Brooks Mallard
Name:L. Brooks Mallard
Title:Chief Financial Officer
Date: March 4, 2021