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 29, 2019



Salisbury Bancorp, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




(State of other jurisdiction

of incorporation)




File Number)



(IRS Employer

Identification No.)



5 Bissell Street, Lakeville, Connecticut

(Address of principal executive offices)





(Zip Code)


  Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (860) 435-9801  
(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 March 29, 2019, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (“Salisbury”), NASDAQ: “SAL”, the holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”), approved grants of performance-based restricted stock units (“RSUs”) to named executive officers (“NEOs”) and other key employees under the Company’s 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan. The Compensation Committee granted a total of 6,800 RSUs, including 3,500 RSUs to NEOs. Richard J. Cantele, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer received 1,500 target RSUs; John M. Davies, President of NY Region and Chief Lending Officer received 1,000 target RSUs; and Peter Albero, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer received 1,000 target RSUs.


Each RSU represents the right to receive one share of the Company’s common stock upon vesting. The RSUs will cliff vest in their entirety on the third anniversary of the measurement period, provided that certain performance requirements are met and the executive officer remains employed by the Company through the determination date, unless vesting is accelerated due to certain events as outlined in the agreement. The agreement evidencing these RSU awards provides for forfeiture in certain events, such as voluntary or involuntary termination of employment, and for acceleration of vesting in certain events, such as death, disability, retirement or a change in control of the Company. The performance measure for this award is based on the increase in the Company’s Tangible Book Value (“TBV”) over the three-year measurement period. The RSUs provide for an adjustment of between 75% and 150% of the target RSU award based on actual TBV growth at the end of the measurement period. If the actual TBV growth is below 75% of the target at the end of the measurement period, no portion of the award will be earned. The maximum number of shares deliverable upon vesting of RSUs assuming 150% of the TBV growth target is met or exceeded, will be 10,200.


The above description of the RSUs is not a complete description of all of the terms and conditions of the awards, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Form of Performance Based Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.


Section 9.Financial Statements and Exhibits


Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.
  (a) Not Applicable.
  (b) Not Applicable.
  (c) Not Applicable.
  (d) Exhibits.
    Exhibit 10.1 Form of Performance Based Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement under the 2017 Long Term Incentive Plan.







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.

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc.

Date: April 2, 2019



/s/ Richard J. Cantele, Jr.                                           

Richard J. Cantele, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer