SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 15, 2019
ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
|(Commission File Number)|| |
1100 Louisiana, 10th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)
(Registrants Telephone Number, including Area Code)
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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.
(e) Effective April 15, 2019 (the Effective Date), each of (i) A. James Teague, Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Products Holdings LLC (the General Partner), the general partner of Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (the Partnership), (ii) W. Randall Fowler, President and Chief Financial Officer of the General Partner, (iii) Graham W. Bacon, Executive Vice President of the General Partner, and (iv) Brent B. Secrest, Senior Vice President of the General Partner, entered into a separate retention bonus agreement (each, a Retention Bonus Agreement and collectively, the Retention Bonus Agreements) with Enterprise Products Company, a privately held affiliate of the Partnership (EPCO). Each of Messrs. Teague, Fowler, Bacon and Secrest are sometimes referred to as an Employee for purposes of this summary.
Pursuant to the Retention Bonus Agreements, each Employee named above will be entitled to a cash retention payment of $5 million (in the case of each of Messrs. Teague and Fowler) or $1 million (in the case of each of Messrs. Bacon and Secrest), less all applicable withholding taxes and other required deductions on such payment (in each case, the applicable Retention Payment), in a lump sum within seven business days following such Employees completion of continuous active fulltime employment with EPCO from the Effective Date through (i) May 31, 2022 (in the case of Mr. Teague) or (ii) May 31, 2023 (in the case of each of Messrs. Fowler, Bacon and Secrest) (in each case, the applicable Retention Period), and provided that such Employee continues to perform his duties during the applicable Retention Period in a highly effective manner, as determined by the key executives of EPCO (the Performance Requirement).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an Employee incurs a Qualifying Termination (as defined below) prior to the end of his applicable Retention Period and such Employee has met the Performance Requirement through his termination date, such Employee will receive (or in the event of his death, his estate will receive) a cash payment equal to a pro-rata amount of such Employees applicable Retention Payment, less all applicable withholding taxes and other required deductions on such payment, in a lump sum within seven business days following such Employees Qualifying Termination date (the Pro-rated Amount). The Pro-rated Amount shall be determined based on the number of days such Employee is employed during the applicable Retention Period over the total number of days in such Retention Period.
A Qualifying Termination means an Employees employment with EPCO and its affiliates is terminated prior to the end of such Employees applicable Retention Period, (i) due to such Employees death or Disability (as defined in such Employees Retention Bonus Agreement); or (ii) by EPCO other than for Cause (as defined in such Employees Retention Bonus Agreement). A Qualifying Termination must constitute a separation from service, as such term is defined by the Treasury Regulations under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Any Retention Payment is in addition to any discretionary incentive compensation that EPCO or any of its affiliates may grant or have in place from time to time.
Although the Retention Bonus Agreements are entered into with EPCO, all or a portion of the compensation related to these agreements may be allocated to the Partnership in accordance with the Eighth Amended and Restated Administrative Services Agreement, dated as of February 13, 2015, by and among EPCO, the General Partner, the Partnership and the other parties thereto, as the same may be further amended and/or restated from time to time.
Copies of Mr. Teagues, Mr. Fowlers, Mr. Bacons and Mr. Secrests Retention Bonus Agreements are filed as Exhibits 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4, respectively, to this Form 8-K and are incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02(e). The summaries of the Retention Bonus Agreements set forth herein are qualified in their entirety by such reference.
|Item 9.01.|| |
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|10.1||Retention Bonus Agreement between A. James Teague and Enterprise Products Company dated effective April 15, 2019.|
|10.2||Retention Bonus Agreement between W. Randall Fowler and Enterprise Products Company dated effective April 15, 2019.|
|10.3||Retention Bonus Agreement between Graham W. Bacon and Enterprise Products Company dated effective April 15, 2019.|
|10.4||Retention Bonus Agreement between Brent B. Secrest and Enterprise Products Company dated effective April 15, 2019.|
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.
|ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L.P.|
Enterprise Products Holdings LLC,
its General Partner
|Date: April 18, 2019||By:||/s/ R. Daniel Boss|
|Name:||R. Daniel Boss|
|Title:||Senior Vice President Accounting and Risk Control of the General Partner|
|By:||/s/ Michael W. Hanson|
|Name:||Michael W. Hanson|
|Title:||Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer of the General Partner|