SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 7, 2018
THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
(Commission File Number)
1684 West Hibiscus Blvd.
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (321) 724-1700
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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 March 7, 2018, the Benefits and Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Goldfield Corporation (“Goldfield” or the “Company”) approved, and on March 8, 2018 the Board ratified, the actions set forth below with regard to compensation earned for 2017 performance and compensation eligible to be earned for 2018 performance by John H. Sottile, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Goldfield, Stephen R. Wherry, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Goldfield, and Jason M. Spivey, President of Power Corporation of America, Goldfield’s electrical construction subsidiary (“PCA”). The Committee’s approval of compensation eligible to be earned for 2018 by Messrs. Sottile and Wherry was based on the recommendation of the Committee’s compensation consultant.
Messrs. Sottile and Wherry were executive officers named in the Summary Compensation Table of Goldfield’s 2017 Proxy Statement. Messrs. Sottile, Wherry and Spivey are expected to be named in the Summary Compensation Table of Goldfield’s 2018 Proxy Statement (collectively, the “NEOs”).
Annual Incentive Compensation Payments Earned in 2017.
On March 7, 2018, the Committee approved, and on March 8, 2018 the Board ratified, the actions set forth below with regard to bonus awards to Messrs. Sottile, Wherry and Spivey for their performance in 2017.
Messrs. Sottile and Wherry earned bonus awards pursuant to bonus opportunities granted to them under The Goldfield Corporation Amended and Restated Performance-Based Bonus Plan effective January 1, 2016 (the “2016 Plan”) in 2017. Mr. Sottile and Mr. Wherry were awarded and will be paid bonuses for 2017 of $361,260 and $179,185, respectively.
The terms of Messrs. Sottile and Wherry 2017 bonus opportunities, including the performance goals and the amounts payable under these opportunities, are described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2017, which description is incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. Spivey earned a bonus award pursuant to bonus opportunities granted to him under the 2016 Plan in June, 2017. Mr. Spivey was awarded and will be paid a bonus for 2017 of $62,228, based upon the 2017 results for PCA beginning July 1, 2017. The terms of the bonus opportunities, including the performance goals and the amounts payable under these opportunities, are described in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K, that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 19, 2017, which description is incorporated herein by reference.
Annual Incentive Compensation Eligible to be Earned in 2018.
On March 7, 2018, the Committee approved, and on March 8, 2018 the Board ratified, the actions in regards to bonus opportunities for Messrs. Sottile, Wherry and Spivey for 2018 in accordance with the provisions of the 2016 Plan. Mr. Sottile and Mr. Wherry will each have the opportunity to earn a bonus award up to a maximum of 200% of his base salary, and his bonus
can only be fully achieved in the event of a 10% increase in Goldfield’s 2018 net income before tax and discontinued operations or any transaction accounted for as extraordinary.
Mr. Spivey will have the opportunity to earn a bonus award, which will be calculated as 2% of the pre-tax earnings of PCA, subject to adjustment for certain specified items, and will not be dependent upon any other factors.
2018 Base Salary.
On March 7, 2018, the Committee recommended, and on March 8, 2018 the Board approved, the following increases in the base salary for Messrs. Sottile, Wherry and Spivey, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Sottile’s base salary increased from $551,203 to $700,000. Mr. Sottile’s base salary will be subject to any Consumer Price Index increase effective January 1, 2019.
Mr. Wherry’s base salary increased from $273,397 to $300,000. Mr. Spivey’s base salary increased from $275,000 to $276,760 based on the Consumer Price Index increase since June 2017.
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.
Dated: March 13, 2018
THE GOLDFIELD CORPORATION
/s/ STEPHEN R. WHERRY
Stephen R. Wherry
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer), Treasurer and Assistant Secretary