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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 11, 2019
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On February 11, 2019, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Managers (the “Compensation Committee”) of Hexion Holdings LLC, the indirect parent company of Hexion Inc. (the “Company”), approved the 2019 annual incentive compensation plan for employees of the Company, including the Company’s named executive officers (the “2019 IC Plan”).
Under the 2019 IC Plan, named executive officers have the opportunity to earn cash bonus compensation based upon the achievement of certain global company, business unit and/or corporate performance targets established with respect to the plan. The performance targets are established based on the following performance criteria: EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) adjusted to exclude certain non-cash, certain non-recurring expenses and discontinued operations (“Segment EBITDA”); environmental, health & safety (“EH&S”) targets, which measure severe incident factor OSHA recordable injuries, occupational illness and injury rates, and total environmental incidents; and cash flow.
The performance criteria for participants are weighted by component. Participants have 55% of their incentive compensation tied to achieving corporate or business unit Segment EBITDA targets, 10% tied to the achievement of corporate EH&S goals, and 35% tied to the achievement of corporate or business unit cash flow targets. Minimum, target and maximum thresholds were established for the Segment EBITDA, EH&S and cash flow performance criteria.
The payouts for achieving the minimum thresholds for Segment EBITDA and cash flow are a percentage of the allocated target award for the component (beginning at 1%). The payout for achieving the minimum threshold for EH&S goals is 30% of the allocated target award for the component. The payouts for achieving the maximum thresholds are 175% or 200% of the allocated target award, depending on the participant’s position. Each performance measure under the 2019 IC Plan acts independently such that a payout of one element is possible even if the minimum threshold for another is not achieved.
The foregoing description is qualified by reference to the 2019 IC Plan, which will be filed with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2018.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 15, 2019
/s/ George F. Knight
George F. Knight
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer