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): November 8, 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)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 553-0300
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|ITEM 5.02||APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS||3|
|ITEM 9.01||FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS||3|
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(c) On November 8, 2018, Moodys Corporation (the Company or Moodys) announced the appointment of Caroline Sullivan as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Ms. Sullivan, 49, joins Moodys from Bank of America, a multinational bank and financial services company, where she served as Managing Director and Global Banking Controller since 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Sullivan supported the banks Global Wealth & Investment Management business from 2015 to 2017 in a variety of positions including Controller and was Chief Financial Officer for the Latin America region from 2014 to 2015. From 2011 to 2013, she served as the Legal Entity Controller for the banks main broker dealer and other Merrill Lynch entities. Ms. Sullivan previously held various senior positions at several banks and a major accounting firm, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Ms. Sullivan will join the Company on December 3, 2018, and will succeed the acting principal accounting officer, David Hogan, as of such date.
In connection with her appointment, Ms. Sullivan will have an initial annual base salary of $400,000 and an annual cash incentive award of $275,000, which amount is guaranteed for 2018. Her target annual cash incentive for 2019 will be $250,000. Annual cash incentive awards will be payable in the same form and time frame as for the Companys other senior executives. In addition, Ms. Sullivan will receive a new hire award valued at $100,000 on December 31, 2018, comprised 100% of restricted stock units that vest annually over two years. Ms. Sullivan also will be considered for additional long-term incentive awards at the time awards are generally made to eligible employees of Moodys, with a recommended total target grant value of $325,000, subject to approval by the Compensation & Human Resources Committee of the Companys Board of Directors. Those awards will be comprised 60% in performance shares for the period 2019-2021, 20% in stock options and 20% in restricted stock units. Ms. Sullivan will be covered by the Moodys Change in Control Severance Plan and the Moodys Corporation Career Transition Plan, each as in effect at the relevant time.
A copy of the Companys press release announcing Ms. Sullivans appointment is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits
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.
|/s/ Elizabeth M. McCarroll|
|Elizabeth M. McCarroll|
|Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel|
Date: November 8, 2018