Twitter sets annual package for newly-promoted COO at $12M
Twitter stated in a regulatory filing: "Earlier this month, Anthony Noto was appointed COO and will continue as CFO until a successor is found... In conjunction with Noto's new role and additional responsibilities, on November 21, the compensation committee of Twitter's board awarded Noto 940,000 restricted stock units and 325,000 performance-based restricted stock units with a total compensation target of $12M per year... The RSUs will vest over a period of four years, subject to Noto's continued service through each vesting date, as follows: 50,000 RSUs will vest on each of February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, 2017; 53,750 RSUs will vest on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, 2018; 50,000 RSUs will vest on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, 2019; and 81,250 RSUs will vest on February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1, 2020. The PRSUs will be eligible to vest based upon Twitter's achievement of certain performance targets over pre-determined performance periods. The board or the committee will set the performance targets and the performance periods prior to the end of the first quarter of each period... The committee has phased in the PRSUs so that by 2019 at least 50% of Noto's equity compensation is comprised of performance-based awards. In order to align the terms with other executives, the committee also approved an amendment to Noto's change of control and involuntary termination protection policy participation agreement to increase the lump sum severance payment from 50% of his annual base salary to 100% of his annual base salary in the event that Noto is involuntarily terminated."