Form 8-K








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): August 23, 2016




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Commission File No. 1-13146


Oregon   93-0816972
(State of Incorporation)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


One Centerpointe Drive, Suite 200, Lake Oswego, OR   97035
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(503) 684-7000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Former name or former address, if changed since last report: N/A



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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

(e) Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

2017 Short-term Incentive Cash Bonus Program

On August 23, 2016, the Compensation Committee of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted a 2017 Short-term Incentive Cash Bonus Program (the “Bonus Plan”), pursuant to which the Company’s executive officers, including its named executive officers (“NEOs”), may earn bonuses based on Company financial performance during fiscal 2017. No bonuses will be paid unless the Company achieves at least the threshold level of performance against its corporate-level adjusted EBITDA goal.

For each of William A. Furman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mark J. Rittenbaum, Executive Vice President of Commercial, Leasing and Finance; Alejandro Centurion, Executive Vice President and President of Greenbrier Manufacturing Operations; and Lorie Tekorius, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, 75% of the bonus opportunity is based on achievement of the Company’s corporate-level adjusted EBITDA goal and 25% is based on achievement of corporate-level adjusted return on invested capital (“ROIC”) goal.

Corporate-level adjusted EBITDA is defined as EBITDA (net earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) before bonus, as reported in quarterly financial disclosures, adjusted for special and non-recurring items listed in the Company’s Umbrella Performance Based Plan for Executive Officers in the discretion of the Compensation Committee. Corporate adjusted ROIC is defined as net operating profit after cash paid during the period for income taxes, divided by Average Invested Capital. Average Invested Capital is calculated as the average balance of revolving notes plus notes payable plus total equity less cash in excess of $40 million.

Potential bonus payments are established for each executive officer at different percentages of base salary, depending on the achievement of threshold, target or stretch performance against the financial performance goals described above. Bonus amounts will be interpolated for performance between the threshold, target and stretch levels. The target, threshold and stretch bonus amounts for each of the Company’s named executive officers participating in the Bonus Plan, as a percentage of base salary, are as follows:


Named Executive Officer

   Threshold     Target     Stretch  

William A. Furman

     69     115     230

Mark J. Rittenbaum

     54     90     180

Alejandro Centurion

     54     90     180

Lorie Tekorius

     45     75     150


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.


Date:   August 26, 2016     By:  

/s/ Martin R. Baker

        Martin R. Baker
        Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer