UNITED STATES 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): October 24, 2018
EATON VANCE CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|Maryland||1 – 8100||04-2718215|
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|Two International Place, Boston, Massachusetts||02110|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (617) 482-8260
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INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THE REPORT
|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of|
Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On October 24, 2018, the Board of Directors and the Voting Shareholders of Eaton Vance Corp. (the “Company”) approved the Eaton Vance Corp. 2013 Omnibus Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (the “Plan”).
The Plan provides for the grant of stock-based incentives, including stock options, restricted stock and deferred stock awards, to employees of the Company, including its officers, as well as grants to certain members of the Company’s Board of Directors who qualify as non-employee directors. The Plan was amended and restated to: (i) revise the name of phantom stock units to “deferred stock units”, (ii) eliminate the automatic grant of initial and annual stock option awards for directors and allow instead for awards at the discretion of the Board, and (iii) increase the initial and annual deferred stock unit awards for directors to adjust for elimination of the fixed annual stock option grant and revise related provisions for deferred stock unit award settlement. The number of shares issuable under the Plan was not changed and remains at up to a total of twenty-five million five-hundred thousand (25,500,000) shares of the Company’s non-voting common stock, subject to adjustment in the event of stock splits, stock dividends or similar events.
The description of the Plan is qualified in its entirety by the actual plan document, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
|Item 5.07||Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.|
The disclosure under Item 5.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K in connection with the approval of the Plan is incorporated into this Item 5.07 by reference. The Company’s Voting Shareholders approved the Plan by unanimous written consent on October 24, 2018.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
Exhibit No. Document
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.
EATON VANCE CORP.
Date: October 26, 2018 /s/ Laurie G. Hylton
Laurie G. Hylton
Chief Financial Officer