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): September 10, 2015
Universal Display Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
375 Phillips Boulevard
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (609) 671-0980
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Stock Awards to Certain Executive Officers
On September 10, 2015, the Compensation Committee and the Board of Directors of the Company approved the grant of stock awards to Julie J. Brown, the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, and Mauro Premutico, the Company’s Vice President Legal and General Manager, Patents and Licensing, pursuant to the Universal Display Corporation Equity Compensation Plan. Dr. Brown’s award consists of 125,000 shares of common stock of the Company and Mr. Premutico’s award of 75,000 shares.
The awards will commence vesting following the vesting in full of previous restricted share awards made to Dr. Brown and Mr. Premutico. As such, Dr. Brown’s award will vest in five equal installments on March 8 of each year from 2017 through 2021, while Mr. Premutico’s award will vest in four equal installments on April 16 of each year from 2018 through 2021. Vesting is subject to the grantee’s continued employment with the Company through the applicable vesting date. The awards are subject to accelerated vesting in the event of a change in control of the Company. The grantee is required to retain the shares for one year after vesting, except in the event of his or her death or a change in control of the Company. The stock award agreements contain “clawback” provisions that require forfeiture of the shares awarded, whether or not vested, on request of the Compensation Committee under specified circumstances during the one-year retention period.
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.
UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORATION
/s/ Sidney D. Rosenblatt
Sidney D. Rosenblatt
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial
Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Dated: September 11, 2015