Gorman-Rupp (GRC)

Filed: 26 Feb 21, 10:13am





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 24, 2021




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)





(State or other jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

1-6747  34-0253990


File Number)


(I.R.S. Employee

Identification No.)

600 South Airport Road, Mansfield, Ohio  44903
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)  (Zip Code)

(419) 755-1011

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



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Title of each class





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on which registered

Common Shares, without par value GRC New 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

Effective February 24, 2021, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of The Gorman-Rupp Company (the “Company”) approved initial grants of performance-based restricted stock awards for the Company’s executive officers and other officers and operating managers under The Gorman-Rupp Company 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).

Recipients of performance share awards will receive a target award of performance shares that vest at the end of a performance period beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022, based on the levels of achievement of the performance goals established by the Compensation Committee, which may range from 0% to 150% of the target number of performance shares. The performance goals for these performance share awards are based on targeted operating income growth and shareholders’ equity growth, weighted 50% each. Each vested performance share represents the right to receive one common share of the Company.

The target award number of shares subject to the performance share awards granted to the Company’s named executive officers are as follows:


Executive Officer

  Number of Shares 

Jeffrey S. Gorman


Scott A. King


James C. Kerr


Brigette A. Burnell


As part of its approval of the initial grants, the Compensation Committee also approved a form of Performance Share Grant Agreement (the “Performance Share Agreement”) to be used to grant awards to eligible employee participants from time to time under the Plan. The Performance Share Agreement sets forth the terms of vesting and delivery of the shares underlying the respective award, including, among other things, the terms upon which the award may terminate and the vesting terms that may apply upon the termination of the participant’s employment with the Company due to death, disability or retirement. If there is a change in control of the Company, as defined in the Performance Share Agreement, prior to the vesting date applicable to the award, then the grantee will become vested in the shares underlying the award as and to the extent provided under the terms of the Performance Share Agreement.

The description of the Performance Share Agreement as contained herein is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Performance Share Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits


Exhibit 10.1  Form of Performance Share Grant Agreement under The Gorman-Rupp Company 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan
104  The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).


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.



/s/ Brigette A. Burnell

 Brigette A. Burnell
 Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

February 26, 2021

Exhibit Index





10.1  Form of Performance Share Grant Agreement under The Gorman-Rupp Company 2015 Omnibus Incentive Plan
104  The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL (included as Exhibit 101).