SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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 9, 2012
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
Glenpointe Centre West
500 Frank W. Burr Blvd.
Teaneck, New Jersey
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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)||Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers|
On February 9, 2012, the Compensation Committee (the Compensation Committee) of the Board of Directors of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (the Company), after thorough evaluation, approved the 2012 annual base salary for Karen McLoughlin, the Companys newly appointed Chief Financial Officer. The annual base salary level in effect for Ms. McLoughlin for the 2012 calendar year is $350,000.
The Compensation Committee also approved a cash bonus program for the 2012 calendar year (the 2012 Bonus Program) pursuant to the Performance-Based Award provisions of the Companys 2009 Incentive Compensation Plan. Under the 2012 Bonus Program, the target bonus for Ms. McLoughlin, expressed as a percentage of Ms. McLoughlins annual base salary for the 2012 calendar year, is 85%, which she will become entitled to if the applicable performance objectives are attained. Ms. McLoughlins performance metrics for such performance period are the same as the performance metrics for other executive officers for prior performance periods, which have been previously disclosed.
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.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Date: February 10, 2012