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): October 24, 2017
DELEK LOGISTICS PARTNERS, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
7102 Commerce Way
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (615) 771-6701
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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 October 27, 2017, Delek US Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") announced that, effective October 24, 2017, the Company's Board of Directors appointed Melissa M. Buhrig, age 42, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Ms. Buhrig has nearly 18 years of legal experience, primarily in the refining sector. Most recently, she served as senior vice president - services and compliance officer for Western Refining, Inc. and Western Refining Logistics, LP. Ms. Buhrig joined Western Refining in 2005 as deputy general counsel and held roles of increasing responsibility including vice president, assistant general counsel and secretary. In 2014, she joined the general partner of Northern Tier Energy LP as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and compliance officer until completion of the merger between Western Refining and Northern Tier Energy in 2016. Ms. Buhrig earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Miami School of Law.
On October 24, 2017, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the "Employment Agreement") effective October 24, 2017 with Ms. Buhrig that expires on October 23, 2021. The Employment Agreement provides that Ms. Buhrig will receive an annualized base salary of at least $325,000 and will be reimbursed for the reasonable costs of professional preparation of her personal income tax return(s) and financial counseling, up to $25,000 per year, during the term of the Employment Agreement. The Employment Agreement also sets Ms. Buhrig's annual bonus target for the 2017 fiscal year at 50% of her base salary at the end of the bonus year. The annual bonus may be based upon the achievement of performance measures and objectives established by the Board of Directors of the Company. The Company will pay Ms. Buhrig a one-time signing bonus of $50,000 as well as relocation expenses in accordance with the Company's executive level relocation program. If Ms. Buhrig elects to terminate her employment within the first 12 months of the commencement of her employment, the prorated signing bonus and prorated relocation expenses (other than temporary housing expenses) must be reimbursed to the Company.
Upon the termination of Ms. Buhrig’s employment by the Company without Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement) or by Ms. Buhrig for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement) other than in the context of a Change in Control (as defined in the Employment Agreement), she will be entitled to receive (i) an amount equal to the sum of her annual base salary and target annual bonus, in each case as in effect immediately prior to the notice of termination (the “Separation Base Amount”), (ii) the costs of continuing COBRA health insurance coverage for her family for 12 months following termination (the “Health Benefit Continuation”), (iii) the annual bonus to which she would have otherwise been entitled if her employment had continued through the end of the bonus year based upon the actual performance of the Company, prorated for the period of actual employment during the bonus year (the “Post-Employment Annual Bonus”), and (iv) the immediate vesting of unvested equity awards granted to her under the Company’s long-term incentive plans but, in the case of performance awards, on a prorated basis through the date of termination and, in the case of other awards, only to the extent that the awards would have otherwise vested within six months following the date of termination or within the remainder of the term of the Employment Agreement. If within two years following a Change in Control the executive's employment is terminated by the Company other than for Cause or by the executive for Good Reason, the terminated executive will be entitled to receive (i) an amount equal to the Separation Base Amount multiplied by two, (ii) the Health Benefit Continuation, (iii) the Post-Employment Annual Bonus and (iv) the immediate vesting of all unvested equity awards granted to the executive under the Company’s long-term incentive plans. If Ms. Buhrig terminates her employment other than for Good Reason and she provides at least three months' advance written notice of termination, she will be entitled to a severance payment equal to 50% of her base salary at the time notice of termination is delivered and the Health Benefit Continuation. The Employment Agreement includes certain customary non-competition and non-interference provisions.
The above description of the Employment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreement itself, a copy of which is filed with this report as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.
On October 18, 2017, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company approved a grant of equity awards with an aggregate target grant date fair value of approximately $450,000 to be made to Ms. Buhrig on December 10, 2017 (the “Grant Date”). Approximately half of the target value of the equity awards to Ms. Buhrig will be in the form of time-vested restricted stock units (“RSUs”) which will vest quarterly, conditioned upon continued employment over three years, provided that the RSUs that would vest in the first quarter following the Grant Date will vest with the RSUs vesting in the second quarter following the Grant Date. The balance of the equity that will be awarded
to Ms. Buhrig will be in the form of two tranches of performance RSUs (“PRSUs”). Each tranche of the PRSUs will have a performance period with one tranche ending December 31, 2018 and the other ending December 31, 2019. The RSUs and PRSUs will be granted under the Company’s 2016 Long-Term Incentive Plan on the Grant Date and shall be subject to such customary terms and conditions for similar grants under such plan.
Regulation FD Disclosure.
On October 27, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing the hiring of Ms. Buhrig. A copy of this press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Item 7.01 is being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Regulation FD. Accordingly, the information in Item 7.01 of this report will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference. The furnishing of the information in this report is not intended to, and does not, constitute a determination or admission by the Company that the information in this report is material or complete, or that investors should consider this information before making an investment decision with respect to any security of the Company or any of its affiliates.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Financial statements of businesses acquired.
Pro forma financial information.
Shell company transactions.
Executive Employment Agreement, effective October 24, 2017, by and between Delek US Holdings, Inc. and Melissa M. Buhrig.
Joint press release of Delek US Holdings, Inc. and Delek Logistics Partners, LP issued October 27, 2017.
Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
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.
Dated: October 27, 2017
DELEK US HOLDINGS, INC.
/s/ Kevin L. Kremke
Name: Kevin L. Kremke
Title: EVP / Chief Financial Officer
Exhibit No. Description
Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.