Form 8-K





Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 25, 2013



MasterCard Incorporated

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-32877   13-4172551

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

2000 Purchase Street

Purchase, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(914) 249-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(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 February 25, 2013, the Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Compensation Committee”) of MasterCard Incorporated (the “Company”) approved performance targets for the year ending December 31, 2013 that will be used to determine the amounts of cash bonus awards that may be paid to the principal executive officer, principal financial officer, and the other named executive officers disclosed in the Company’s most recent proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (on April 24, 2012) under its Senior Executive Annual Incentive Compensation Plan (“SEAICP”). The funding of the 2013 SEAICP bonus pool will be based upon the Company’s achievement of predetermined net income and net revenue targets using a weighting of two-thirds for actual performance achieved against the net income target and one-third for actual performance achieved against the net revenue target. The Compensation Committee may decide to reduce the total amount awarded under the SEAICP at its discretion. The Compensation Committee set the individual 2013 annual cash incentive awards (as a percentage of base salary) under the SEAICP for the Company’s named executive officers as follows:


      Performance Level Achieved  


   Threshold     Target     Maximum  

Ajay Banga

     75     150     375

Martina Hund-Mejean

     50     100     250

Chris A. McWilton

     57.5     115     287.5

Gary J. Flood

     57.5     115     287.5

Ann Cairns

     57.5     115     287.5

Performance below threshold would result in no cash bonus payout.


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: February 28, 2013     By  

/s/ Bart S. Goldstein

      Bart S. Goldstein

Corporate Secretary and Senior Associate

General Counsel