HLX Helix Energy Solutions
Filed: 16 Dec 20, 5:19pm
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): December 16, 2020 (December 10, 2020)
HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction|
|3505 West Sam Houston Parkway North|
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code 281-618-0400
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock||HLX||New York Stock Exchange|
Emerging growth company ☐
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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 December 10, 2020, based on the recommendation of the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (the “Company”), the Board approved a structural change to the long-term incentive program for the Company’s executive officers. Under the prior program, long-term incentive awards were comprised (a) fifty percent (50%) in a time-vested restricted stock award vesting one-third annually over three years under the Company’s 2005 Long-Term Incentive Plan, as amended May 15, 2019 (the “LTIP”), and (b) fifty percent (50%) in a performance share unit (“PSU”) award under the LTIP cliff-vesting at the end of a three-year performance period payable in stock.
The program has been changed to adjust the award components to be comprised of (a) fifty percent (50%) in a cliff-vesting PSU award, payable in cash or stock at the Committee’s discretion and otherwise as described above and previously disclosed, and (b) fifty percent (50%) in a time-vested restricted stock unit (“RSU”) award vesting one-third annually over three years under the LTIP. This change provides that payout of both the PSU and RSU awards may be made in either cash or stock at the Committee’s discretion. The material terms of RSU awards are described below.
Form of RSU Agreement. The Committee approved the structure of the long-term incentive program for the Company’s executive officers to include a form of RSU Award Agreement consistent with the LTIP and substantially consistent with the forms of award agreements presently utilized by the Company for awards of PSUs and restricted stock. The form of award agreement for RSUs will be utilized until the Committee determines otherwise.
Restricted Stock Unit Award
|Forfeiture Restrictions Lapse||33% of grant on 1st anniversary of grant date|
|66% of grant on 2nd anniversary of grant date|
|100% of grant on 3rd anniversary of grant date|
|100% upon Change of Control|
|Termination of Employment||In the event of a termination of employment, the forfeiture restrictions then applicable to the RSUs will not lapse and the number of RSUs then subject to the forfeiture restrictions will be forfeited to the Company.|
|Exchange of RSUs||Upon the lapse of the forfeiture restrictions with respect to an RSU, in exchange for the RSU the Company will issue, at the Committee’s discretion, either (a) one share of the Company’s common stock or (b) cash in an amount equal to the fair market value of such stock on the day prior to the lapse of the forfeiture restrictions.|
|Shareholder Rights||No rights as a stockholder of the Company exist with respect to the RSU unless and until exchanged for shares of the Company’s common stock.|
The foregoing is only a brief description of the terms of the form of RSU award agreement, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the form of RSU award agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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: December 16, 2020
|HELIX ENERGY SOLUTIONS GROUP, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Kenneth E. Neikirk|
|Kenneth E. Neikirk|
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|