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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): February 19, 2020

 

Waste Management, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware   1-12154   73-1309529
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

1001 Fannin, Houston, Texas   77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone number, including area code: (713) 512-6200

 

 

 

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

¨           Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨           Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨           Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨           Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

   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, $0.01 par value   WM   New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

On February 19, 2020, the Management Development and Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Waste Management, Inc. (the “Company”) granted equity awards under the Company’s 2014 Stock Incentive Plan to each of the Company’s currently-serving named executive officers, as identified in the Company’s most recent proxy statement (collectively, the “Executives”).

 

Each of the Executives, which includes James C. Fish, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer; John J. Morris, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Devina A. Rankin, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, received performance share units and stock options. The number of performance share units granted to each of the Executives is as follows: Mr. Fish — 49,586; Mr. Morris — 14,546 and Ms. Rankin — 13,224. The material terms of the performance share units are described below.

 

Performance Share Units    
Performance Calculation Date (“PCD”)   As of December 31, 2022; award (if any) paid out after completion of the audit of the Company’s 2022 year-end financial statements and certification by the Committee of actual level of achievement (“payment date”).
     
Performance Measure   50% of the PSUs will have an adjusted free cash flow performance measure, and 50% of the PSUs will have a total shareholder return relative to the S&P 500 performance measure, in each case as set forth in the award agreement filed as an exhibit hereto.
     
Range of Possible Awards   0 — 200% of targeted amount, plus accrued dividend equivalents, based on actual results achieved.
     
Termination of Employment    
     
Death or Disability before PCD   Payable in full on payment date based on actual results as if participant had remained an active employee through PCD.
     
Involuntary Termination for Cause or Voluntary Resignation before PCD   Immediate forfeiture.
     
Involuntary Termination other than for Cause before PCD   Payable on payment date based on actual results, prorated based on portion of performance period completed prior to termination of employment.
     
Retirement (as defined in the award agreement) before PCD   If Retirement occurs on or after December 31, 2020, payable in full on payment date based on actual results as if participant had remained an active employee through PCD. If Retirement occurs before December 31, 2020, payable on payment date based on actual results, prorated based on the number of days worked during 2020 (the first year of the performance period) divided by 365.

 

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Change in Control before PCD   Performance measured prior to the change in control and paid on prorated basis on actual results achieved up to such date. Thereafter, participant also generally receives a replacement award of restricted stock units in the successor entity generally equal to the number of PSUs that would have been earned had no change in control occurred and target performance levels had been met from the time of the change of control through December 31, 2022, adjusted for any conversion factors in the change in control transaction. The new restricted stock units in the successor entity would vest on December 31, 2022.

 

The Committee also granted stock options to the Executives to purchase the following number of shares of the Company’s common stock: Mr. Fish — 94,817; Mr. Morris — 27,813 and Ms. Rankin — 25,284. The material terms of the stock options are described below.

 

Stock Options    
Vesting Schedule   25% on first anniversary;
25% on second anniversary; and
50% on third anniversary.
     
Term   10 years from date of grant.
     
Exercise Price   Fair Market Value on date of grant - $126.005.
     
Termination of Employment    

 

Death or Disability   All options immediately vest and remain exercisable for one year, but in no event later than the original term.
     
Qualifying Retirement   Continued vesting and exercisability for three years, but in no event later than the original term.
     
Involuntary Termination other than for Cause or Voluntary Resignation   All vested options remain exercisable for 90 days, but in no event later than the original term.
     
Involuntary Termination for Cause   All options are forfeited, whether or not exercisable.
     
Involuntary Termination or Resignation for Good Reason following a Change in Control   All options immediately vest and remain exercisable for three years, but in no event later than the original term.

 

The form of award agreement for the equity awards granted to Mr. Fish, Mr. Morris and Ms. Rankin is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this report. The descriptions of the material terms of the awards are qualified in their entirety by reference to the award agreement, incorporated herein by reference.

 

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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit
Number
  Description
     
10.1   Form of 2020 Long Term Incentive Compensation Award Agreement for Senior Leadership Team  
     
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURES

 

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.

 

  WASTE MANAGEMENT, INC.
     
Date: February 25, 2020 By:    /s/ Charles C. Boettcher
    Charles C. Boettcher
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
    and Chief Legal Officer

 

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