UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) March 26, 2020
 
GP Strategies Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
 
 
 
 
1-7234
 
52-0845774
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
70 Corporate Center
11000 Broken Land Parkway, Suite 200,
Columbia, MD
 
21044
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(443) 367-9600
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
 
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, par value $0.01 per share
GPX
NYSE (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.
   
Reduction in Base Salary of Named Executive Officers
 
On March 26, 2020, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of GP Strategies Corporation (the “Company”) approved a restructuring of compensation of the Company’s leadership to reduce salaries of its Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents and director-level employees. The Compensation Committee approved reduction of the salaries of each of the Company’s named executive officers by 15%. Each named executive officer who was required to consent to this reduction under the terms of their employment agreement has consented. These reductions in base salaries will be effective as of April 1, 2020.

Named Executive Officer
Annual Salary Effective April 1, 2020
Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer
$
476,000

Michael R. Dugan, Chief Financial Officer
$
297,500

Adam H. Stedham, President
$
425,000

Russell L. Becker, Executive Vice President
$
297,500

Donald R. Duquette, Executive Vice President
$
297,500


Restricted Stock Unit Grants to Named Executive Officers
 
Also on March 26, 2020, the Compensation Committee approved RSU grants to the named executive officers with a value of approximately 1.5 times the amount of their respective salary reductions. 25% of the RSUs will vest on each of the first through fourth anniversaries of the grant date. It is the Company’s intent to make RSU grants consistent with these on an annual basis beginning in 2021.

Named Executive Officer
Value of RSU Grant
Scott N. Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer
$
123,760

Michael R. Dugan, Chief Financial Officer
$
77,350

Adam H. Stedham, President
$
110,500

Russell L. Becker, Executive Vice President
$
77,350

Donald R. Duquette, Executive Vice President
$
77,350







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SIGNATURES
 

 
 
 
 
 
GP STRATEGIES CORPORATION
 
 
Date: April 1, 2020
/s/ Kenneth L. Crawford
 
Kenneth L. Crawford
 
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


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