SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): July 31, 2018
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street
New York, New York 10007
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(c) On July 31, 2018, Moodys Corporation (the Company or Moodys) announced the appointment of Mark Kaye as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kaye, 39, joins Moodys from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis since 2016, as well as Chief Financial Officer of MassMutual U.S., the companys domestic insurance and retirement plan operation, since 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Kaye served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Retirement Solutions, at Voya Financial (formerly ING U.S.) from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Kaye previously held various senior financial and risk reporting positions at ING U.S. and ING Group and was in the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mr. Kaye will join the Company on August 20, 2018, and will succeed the acting principal financial officer, Jeffrey Hare, as of such date.
In connection with his appointment, Mr. Kaye will have an initial annual base salary of $525,000 and a target bonus opportunity of $625,000, which amount is guaranteed for 2018. Bonus awards will be payable in the same form and time frame as for the Companys other senior executives. In addition, Mr. Kaye will receive a sign-on payment of $150,000 less appropriate taxes and withholdings, 30 days after his start date. He will receive a new hire award valued at $1,200,000 on October 1, 2018, comprised 100% of restricted stock units that vest annually over two years. Mr. Kaye also will receive long-term incentive awards on October 23, 2018 valued at $1,150,000, equal to his annual long-term incentive award target value. Those awards will be comprised 60% in performance shares for the period 2018-2020, 20% in stock options and 20% in restricted stock units. Mr. Kaye will be covered by the Moodys Change in Control Severance Plan and the Moodys Corporation Career Transition Plan, as in effect at the relevant time.
A copy of the Companys press release announcing Mr. Kayes appointment is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
|Press release of Moodys Corporation dated July 31, 2018.|
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.
|By:||/s/ Elizabeth M. McCarroll|
|Elizabeth M. McCarroll|
Corporate Secretary and Associate
Date: July 31, 2018