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): August 24, 2012
CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
3000 Atrium Way, Suite 265
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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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.
Entry into Employment Agreement with Mr. David Bailey, interim Chief Executive Officer
On August 24, 2012, Central European Distribution Corporation (the Company) entered into an employment agreement with David Bailey, the Companys interim Chief Executive Officer and member of the Companys board of directors (the Employment Agreement). The Employment Agreement is effective as of July 9, 2012 which is the day on which Mr. Bailey was appointed interim Chief Executive Officer as disclosed in the Companys Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 11, 2012. Mr. Baileys Employment Agreement provides, among other things, that:
The term of the Employment Agreement began on July 9, 2012 and expires January 9, 2013, unless terminated earlier per its terms or extended by mutual agreement of the parties for up to no more than an additional six months.
Mr. Baileys base salary is $62,500 per month.
With respect to the second half of the Companys 2012 fiscal year, Mr. Bailey is eligible to receive a target cash bonus of $300,000 under the Companys Executive Bonus Plan, subject to certain financial and organizational performance targets.
Subject to approval by the Companys shareholders of certain amendments to the Companys 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, the Company will grant to Mr. Bailey restricted stock units valued at $250,000 which, subject to certain vesting requirements, may vest in full on January 9, 2013.
As additional benefits, Mr. Bailey will receive the use of a company car and health plan coverage.
All payments to Mr. Bailey pursuant to the Employment Agreement may be subject to increase based on the Polish Zloty to U.S. Dollar exchange rate.
If the Company terminates Mr. Baileys employment other than for Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement), disability or death, or if Mr. Bailey terminates his employment for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement), Mr. Bailey will be entitled to receive (i) all Accrued Obligations (as defined in the Employment Agreement), (ii) a lump sum payment equal to the Base Salary (as defined in the Employment Agreement) that would have been payable to him through January 9, 2013, (iii) a lump sum payment equal to the bonus he would have been entitled to had he remained employed to January 9, 2013, (iv) any other amounts and benefits that would have been received by him during the remainder of the term, and (v) full or partial accelerated vesting of the restricted stock units to be awarded to him pursuant to the Employment Agreement.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Central European Distribution Corporation has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CENTRAL EUROPEAN DISTRIBUTION CORPORATION|
|Chief Financial Officer|
Date: August 29, 2012