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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
On May 24, 2021, Landstar System, Inc. (“Landstar” or the “Company”) announced that Federico (“Fred”) L. Pensotti has joined the Company as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. In this capacity, Mr. Pensotti will also serve as principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of the Company, effective immediately.
Mr. Pensotti, age 54, has more than 20 years of strategic business and financial leadership at large publicly-held and private-equity owned corporations in a variety of industries. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of One Call, a healthcare-related services company. Prior to that, Mr. Pensotti served as Chief Financial Officer at Radial, Inc. (formerly eBay Enterprise) and Interline Brands, Inc.
The Company entered into a letter agreement (the “Letter Agreement”) with Mr. Pensotti, dated May 20, 2021, pursuant to which Mr. Pensotti will receive an annual base salary of $475,000 and will be eligible for an annual bonus under the Company’s Executive Incentive Compensation Plan with a “threshold” target bonus percentage of 75% of his annual base salary. Mr. Pensotti will also receive a sign-on bonus of $750,000 worth of restricted stock granted under the Company’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Incentive Plan”) that vests in three equal annual installments on each of the first three anniversaries of Mr. Pensotti’s start date.
Under the Letter Agreement, Mr. Pensotti will also be eligible for annual equity grants under the Equity Incentive Plan, with initial grants in January 2022 of $750,000 worth of performance-related restricted stock units (“PSUs”) and $250,000 worth of restricted stock. The PSUs will vest on each of the third, fourth and fifth anniversary of the grant date based on the average of the change in operating income and pre-tax earnings per share for the year ended as compared to the base year, less amounts previously vested. The restricted stock will vest in three equal annual installments on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date.
The Company will also enter into a Key Executive Employment Protection Agreement (“KEEPA”) with Mr. Pensotti, which provides certain severance benefits in the event of a change in control of the Company. Under the KEEPA, (i) if on or before the second anniversary of a “change in control” (x) the Company terminates Mr. Pensotti’s employment for any reason other than for “cause” or “disability” or (y) Mr. Pensotti voluntarily terminates his employment for “good reason” or (ii) if Mr. Pensotti’s employment is terminated by the Company for any reason other than death, “disability” or “cause” or by Mr. Pensotti for “good reason” after the execution of a definitive agreement with respect to a change in control transaction but prior to the consummation thereof, and the transaction contemplated by such definitive agreement is subsequently consummated, Mr. Pensotti will be entitled to severance benefits consisting of a lump sum cash amount equal to three times the sum of (A) his annual base salary and (B) his “threshold” target annual bonus amount for the year in which the change in control occurs.
The Letter Agreement does not have a fixed term and provides for compensation and benefits payable in the Company’s discretion. Either Landstar or Mr. Pensotti may terminate his employment at any time. If the Company terminates Mr. Pensotti’s employment without “cause” or Mr. Pensotti resigns with “good reason” other than in a situation where severance is payable under the KEEPA, the Company will pay Mr. Pensotti severance in the amount of Mr. Pensotti’s annual base salary and “threshold” target bonus, subject to Mr. Pensotti’s signing a release of claims in favor of the Company and its affiliates.
On May 24, 2021, we issued a press release regarding the naming of Mr. Pensotti as an officer of the Company, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference in response to this Item 5.02.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||News Release dated May 24, 2021 of Landstar System, Inc.|
|104||Inline XBRL for the cover page of this Current Report on Form 8-K|
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.
|LANDSTAR SYSTEM, INC.|
|Date: May 24, 2021||By:|
|Name:||James B. Gattoni|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|
Landstar System, Inc.
13410 Sutton Park Drive, South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904 398 9400
For Immediate Release
May 24, 2021
Media Contact: Ginger Jewell
LANDSTAR HIRES FRED PENSOTTI AS NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Jacksonville, Fla. - Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR), a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation logistics services, today announced that Fred Pensotti has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective today.
Pensotti has more than 20 years of strategic business and financial leadership at large publicly-held and private-equity owned corporations in a variety of industries. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of One Call, a $1.5 billion healthcare-related services company. Prior to joining One Call, Pensotti held CFO roles at e-commerce logistics and omni-channel solutions provider Radial, Inc. (formerly eBay Enterprise) and Interline Brands, a leading wholesale distributor of maintenance, repair and operations products.
Freds proven success in improving operational and financial performance, financial planning and analysis, and driving shareholder value will be an asset for Landstar, said Landstar President and CEO Jim Gattoni. We look forward to his fresh perspective and collaborative approach to leadership as a member of the companys executive team.
In his role at Landstar, Pensotti will be responsible for safeguarding the companys assets and managing the entire financial and administrative operation of the multi-billion dollar enterprise.
I am excited to join the Landstar team and look forward to working with our employees, customers, agents, capacity providers and shareholders, as we continue to build upon Landstars outstanding record of growth and innovation in the freight transportation industry, stated Pensotti.
Landstar System, Inc. is a worldwide asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation services to a broad range of customers utilizing a network of agents, third-party capacity providers and employees. Landstar transportation services companies are certified to ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standards and RC14001:2015 environmental, health, safety and security management system standards. Landstar System, Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Its common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol LSTR.