Form 8-K





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) February 25, 2010




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-08174   95-0693330

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


23301 Wilmington Avenue, Carson, California   90745-6209
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (310) 513-7200


(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.

(e) On February 25, 2010, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Company approved the 2010 Bonus Plan (the “Plan”) in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1. The Plan is an annual cash bonus plan under which a bonus pool is funded based on the Company’s net income and cash flow relative to targets. Participants in the Plan are the chairman of the board, the chief executive officer, the other officers of the Company and six other key subsidiary officers. Bonus awards under the Plan range from zero to 180% of salary based on position. Bonus awards are subject to the approval of the Compensation Committee. Bonus awards are based on a combination of the Company’s financial performance and the individual performance of the officers. The Compensation Committee, in its discretion, may award bonuses even if the Plan’s financial targets are not achieved.

On February 25, 2010, the Compensation Committee awarded performance stock units to the chairman of the board and the executive officers of the Company in the following target amounts:





   Target No. of
Performance Stock Units

Joseph C. Berenato

   Chairman of the Board    5,000

Joseph P. Bellino

   Vice President and Chief Financial Officer    5,000

James S. Heiser

   Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary    5,000

Michael G. Pollack

   Vice President, Sales and Marketing    5,000

Anthony J. Reardon

   President and Chief Executive Officer    10,000

Rose F. Rogers

   Vice President, Human Resources    5,000

Samuel D. Williams    

   Vice President, Controller and Assistant Treasurer    5,000

The performance stock units generally vest at the end of the three-year performance period from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012 (the “Performance Period”) in amounts from 0% to 200% of the target units depending on the Company’s performance relative to two performance metrics during the Performance Period. The performance metrics, which are equally weighted, are: (i) the cumulative diluted earnings per share of the Company during the Performance Period (subject to certain adjustments), and (ii) the relative total shareholder return of the Company’s common stock compared to the SPADE Defense Index during the Performance Period. Upon vesting, one share of common stock of the Company will be issued for each vested performance stock unit. In the event that a change in control (as defined in the Performance Stock Unit Agreements) of the Company occurs, the target performance stock units will be deemed to have become fully vested immediately prior to the consummation of the change in control, provided, however, that the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors may, in its discretion, increase (but not decrease) the number of performance stock units that are deemed to vest in the event of a change in control up to a maximum of 200% of the target performance stock units.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

99.1    2010 Bonus 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.


Date: March 1, 2010   By:   /s/ James S. Heiser
    James S. Heiser
    Vice President and General Counsel