Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 12, 2018


Foot Locker, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


New York 1-10299 13-3513936
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


330 West 34th Street, New York, New York 10001
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 720-3700


(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 April 12, 2018, the Compensation and Management Resources Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Foot Locker, Inc. (the “Company”) granted special one-time Accelerate Future Growth (“AFG”) awards under the Foot Locker 2007 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated, which are designed to expedite the transformation necessary to accelerate the Company’s long-term growth. The AFG awards were granted to each of the executives who were included as named executive officers (“NEOs”) in the Company’s 2018 proxy statement, as well as certain other officers and key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries, in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.


The AFG awards are comprised of performance-based restricted stock units (“PBRSUs”), or a combination of PBRSUs and time-based restricted stock units (“RSUs”). The performance metrics applicable to the PBRSUs are based on a combination of the Company’s total revenue growth, direct-to- customer revenue growth, and EBIT margin over the three-year performance period of 2018-20.


For Richard A. Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, 100% of the AFG award is PBRSUs; for all other executives, 75% of the AFG award is PBRSUs and 25% is RSUs. The total target values of the AFG awards are as follows: Richard A. Johnson, $5,000,000; Lauren B. Peters, $1,000,000; Stephen D. Jacobs, $1,500,000; Lewis P. Kimble, $1,000,000; and Pawan Verma, $750,000.


The percentage of achievement of the performance goals at the end of the performance period will be applied to the target number of PBRSUs granted to the executive to determine the actual number of PBRSUs that may be earned. The percentage of the target number of PBRSUs that may be earned at threshold is 25%, and at maximum is 200% for each executive. If the threshold performance goals are not met, no PBRSUs will be earned or paid. The value of the RSUs and PBRSUs received by an executive will depend upon the Company’s stock price on the payment date.


The RSUs and any earned PBRSUs will vest on March 24, 2021, provided the executive remains employed by the Company until the vesting date. No dividends will be paid or accrued on these awards.


This summary of the AFG awards is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Form of Accelerate Future Growth Award Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.




Exhibit No.   Description


10.1 Form of Accelerate Future Growth Award Agreement



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: April 18, 2018 By: /s/ Paulette Alviti
    Name: Paulette Alviti
    Title: Senior Vice President and  
      Chief Human Resources Officer