SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
April 6, 2018 (April 2, 2018)
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State of Incorporation)||
One Caesars Palace Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants 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.
Amendment to the Caesars Entertainment Corporation 2017 Performance Incentive Plan
On April 2, 2018 Caesars Entertainment Corporation (the Company) amended the Caesars Entertainment Corporation 2017 Performance Incentive Plan (the 2017 Plan) to require the Company to obtain stockholder approval in order to reduce the exercise price of outstanding options or stock appreciation rights (SARs) or to cancel outstanding options or SARs in exchange for cash, other awards or options or SARs with an exercise price that is less than the exercise price of the original options or SARs.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the amendment, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated by reference herein.
Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement
On April 2, 2018, the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board) approved Performance Stock Unit Award Agreements (the PSU Award Agreement) for participants under the 2017 Plan. Subject to the terms of the PSU Award Agreement, a recipient will receive a target number of performance stock units (PSUs) for which the actual number of PSUs earned will be from 0% to 200% of the target PSUs, with each PSU representing the right to receive payment in respect of one share of common stock of the Company. The PSU performance measure is adjusted EBITDA, as defined in the PSU Award Agreement. The PSUs are subject to a three-year performance period that is further subdivided into three annual performance periods which are each a single calendar year.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the forms of Performance Stock Unit Award Agreements for executives and for the Companys Chief Executive Officer, which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.2 and 10.3, respectively, and incorporated by reference herein.
Board Member Stock Grant Agreement
On April 2, 2018, the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board approved a Board Member Stock Grant Agreement for members of the Board pursuant to the 2017 Plan. A recipient of the grant will receive fully vested shares of common stock of the Company.
The foregoing summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the form of Board Member Stock Grant Agreement, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.4 and incorporated by reference herein.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|10.1||Amendment No. 1 to Caesars Entertainment Corporation 2017 Performance Incentive Plan.|
|10.2||Form of Caesars Entertainment Corporation 2017 Performance Incentive Plan Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement.|
|10.3||Form of Caesars Entertainment Corporation 2017 Performance Incentive Plan Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement by and between Mark Frissora and Caesars Entertainment Corporation.|
|10.4||Form of Board Member Stock Grant Agreement.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION|
|Date: April 6, 2018||By:|
|Renee Becker, Chief Counsel, Corporate & Securities, Assistant Secretary|