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):
October 19, 2018
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
14375 Northwest Science Park Drive
Portland, Oregon 97229
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS
On October 19, 2018, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Columbia Sportswear Company (the “Company”) appointed Sabrina Simmons to the Board effective immediately. A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Simmons' appointment is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K. Ms. Simmons will also serve as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.
There was no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which Ms. Simmons was elected as a director, and there are no related party transactions between the Company and Ms. Simmons.
In connection with Ms. Simmons’ service as a director, she will be entitled to the Company’s customary compensatory arrangement for outside directors, including an annual retainer of $70,000 for Board service and an annual retainer of $10,000 for service on each of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Compensation Committee. Ms. Simmons will also be entitled to receive an annual equity award comprising a stock option grant valued at $70,000 and a grant of time-based restricted stock units valued at $70,000. One hundred percent of the stock option becomes exercisable and one hundred percent of the shares of restricted stock units vest on May 1 following the date of grant (the “Vest Date”). Ms. Simmons may elect to receive equity compensation in lieu of all or half of the $70,000 annual Board service fee, and she may elect how she wishes to allocate this amount between stock options and restricted stock unit awards that vest in full on the Vest Date.
In addition, in connection with her service as a director prior to the Company's 2019 annual meeting of shareholders, Ms. Simmons will receive a prorated portion of each of the annual retainer, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee retainers, the annual equity award, and reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in attending any Board or committee meetings that take place prior to the 2019 annual meeting of shareholders.
ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
Press Release, dated October 22, 2018.
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.
COLUMBIA SPORTSWEAR COMPANY
Dated: October 22, 2018
/S/ PETER J. BRAGDON
Peter J. Bragdon
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel