SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITY EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 4, 2015
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(State of incorporation)
(Commission file number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
600 North Hurstbourne Parkway, Suite 400, Louisville, Kentucky 40222
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On November 4, 2015, Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (the “Company”) entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to that certain Shareholder Agreement, dated as of November 12, 2014, by and between the Company and Paul J. Thelen (the “Shareholder”). In accordance with the terms of the Amendment, each of the Company and the Shareholder has agreed to cancel the Shareholder Cash Bonus (as defined in the Shareholder Agreement) that the Shareholder was eligible to earn, subject to the achievement of certain milestones, as set forth in such Shareholder Agreement. As consideration to the Shareholder for the cancellation of the Shareholder Cash Bonus, the Company has granted certain executive long-term incentive plan awards to the Shareholder.
The foregoing summary of the Amendment and the transactions contemplated thereby does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Amendment, which is filed herewith as an exhibit to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
First Amendment to Shareholder Agreement, dated as of October 23, 2015, by and between Churchill Downs Incorporated and Paul J. Thelen.
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 thereunto, duly authorized.
CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED
November 5, 2015
/s/ Alan K. Tse___________________
By: Alan K. Tse
Title: Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Exhibit No. Description
10.1 First Amendment to Shareholder Agreement, dated as of October 23, 2015, by and between
Churchill Downs Incorporated and Paul J. Thelen.