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Long-Term Equity Incentive Awards
As a regular part of the Company’s LTI program for senior management, on May 2, 2023 the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors awarded time-vested Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) to the participants in the LTI program, including the Company’s three executive officers, effective May 2, 2023. The number of RSUs awarded to each executive officer was equal to a number of shares of common stock having a value on the award date of 50% of the recipient’s target long-term incentive compensation for fiscal 2023. Upon vesting of the RSU awards, each RSU is convertible into one share of Company common stock distributable promptly after the vesting date, less shares withheld for taxes.
The terms of the awards are similar to those in recent prior RSU awards, but with the following material changes approved by the Human Resources and Compensation Committee for these and future RSU awards:
|The awards will vest in three equal portions approximately 18, 30 and 42 months after the month in which they are granted; for these awards vesting will occur on the last NYSE trading days in November 2024, 2025 and 2026.
|On each regular quarterly dividend date occurring from the award date to and including the vesting date, the Company will accrue for the benefit of the recipient an amount equal to the cash dividend which would have been paid on a number of shares of Company common stock equal to the number of RSUs. The amount accrued with respect to each vested portion of the award will be paid out in cash at the time such portion of the award is distributed; but, if or to the extent the award does not vest or for any reason is not distributed, a like portion of the accrued amount will be cancelled and not paid.
For the Company’s three executive officers, the numbers of RSUs granted were as follows:
|Name and Title
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|Bryan H. Sayler, Chief Executive Officer & President
|Christopher L. Tucker, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
|David M. Schatz, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
|Financial Statements and Exhibits
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|Cover Page Inline Interactive Data File
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: May 5, 2023
|ESCO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
|/s/David M. Schatz
|David M. Schatz
|Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary