|MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form DEFR14A on 10/11/2017|
Equity Compensation Forfeiture
The Company may require the return or forfeiture of cash and shares received or receivable in certain circumstances in which an employee has a termination of employment from the Company or any affiliate. The Company may exercise its ability to require forfeiture of awards if the employee receives or is entitled to receive delivery of shares or proceeds under an equity award program within six (6) months prior to or twelve (12) months following the date of termination of employment if the current or former employee engages in any of the following activities: (a) performing services for or on behalf of any competitor of, or competing with, the Company or any affiliate; (b) unauthorized disclosure of material proprietary information of the Company or any affiliate; (c) a violation of applicable business ethics policies or business policies of the Company or any affiliate; or (d) any other occurrence that is consistent with the intent noted in items a – c, as determined by the Compensation Committee.
Tax and Accounting Implications
In evaluating compensation programs applicable to our NEOs (including the Company’s annual and long-term incentive plans), the Compensation Committee considers the potential impact on the Company of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code while maintaining maximum flexibility in the design of our compensation programs and in making appropriate payments to NEOs that, in some cases, may not be deductible by the Company.
The Compensation Committee also considers accounting treatment in the design of the long-term incentive plan.
The Compensation Committee has reviewed and discussed with management the section of this proxy statement entitled “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” required by Item 402(b) of Regulation S-K. Based on such review and discussions, the Compensation Committee recommended to the Board that the section entitled “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” be included in this proxy statement.
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE (as of June 22, 2017):
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