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): May 31, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number 1-15829
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SECTION 5. CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT.
|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
Exclusion of Certain Items for AIC and LTI Plans. On May 31, 2018, the Board of Directors of FedEx Corporation (the Board), upon the recommendation of its Compensation Committee, approved the exclusion of certain items from fiscal 2018 earnings for purposes of FedExs fiscal 2018 annual incentive compensation plan (the 2018 AIC Plan) and FedExs FY2016FY2018, FY2017FY2019 and FY2018FY2020 long-term incentive plans (collectively, the Active LTI Plans). The Board approved the following exclusions from the 2018 AIC Plan and Active LTI Plans, as applicable: (i) expenses in connection with certain pending U.S. Customs Border and Protection matters involving FedEx Trade Networks; (ii) the cost of accelerated 2018 annual pay increases for certain hourly team members to April 2018 from October 2018, following the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the TCJA); (iii) goodwill and other asset impairment charges at FedEx Supply Chain; and (iv) the provisional benefit from the remeasurement of the Corporations net U.S. deferred tax liability following the passage of the TCJA. As previously disclosed, the Board has also approved the exclusion of the mark-to-market pension accounting adjustments (which includes the one-time pension settlement charge related to the previously announced transfer of approximately $6 billion of the Corporations tax-qualified U.S. domestic pension plan obligations to Metropolitan Life Insurance Company) and TNT Express integration and restructuring costs from fiscal 2018 earnings for purposes of the 2018 AIC Plan and the Active LTI Plans. By excluding these items, payouts, if any, under these plans will more accurately reflect FedExs core financial performance in fiscal 2018.
Modification to AIC Plan Target Objective. As adopted, the adjusted consolidated operating income target objective under the 2018 AIC Plan was the same as the fiscal 2018 business plan objective for adjusted consolidated operating income (excluding, in each case, fiscal 2018 TNT Express integration and restructuring costs and the mark-to-market pension accounting adjustments). On May 31, 2018, the Board, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, approved a modification to the target objective under the 2018 AIC Plan so that the target objective is lower than the corresponding business plan objective for adjusted consolidated operating income. This action, among other things, minimizes the financial impact of the NotPetya cyberattack for all participants in the plan.
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: June 4, 2018||By:||/s/ Mark R. Allen|
|Mark R. Allen|
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary