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March 21, 2019
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Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Departure and Appointment of Certain Officers
On March 21, 2019, Encana Corporation (the Corporation) announced that Sherri A. Brillon will cease to serve as Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation effective May 1, 2019 (the Effective Date) and formally retire from the Corporation effective May 31, 2019, following more than 33 years of service. On behalf of the Board of Directors and management, the Corporation expresses its sincere appreciation to Ms. Brillon for her leadership and contributions to the Corporations successes over the past three decades.
Mr. Corey D. Code has been appointed Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation as of the Effective Date. Mr. Code, age 45, has been with the Corporation (or predecessors) since 1999. Prior to his appointment as Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Code served as Vice-President, Strategy and previously as Vice-President, Investor Relations, Vice-President, Portfolio Management and Treasurer. Mr. Code is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Queens University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
In connection with his appointment as Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, the Board of Directors has approved certain compensation arrangements for Mr. Code, including: (i) base salary at an annualized rate of C$400,000; (ii) target percentage for annual performance cash bonus at 75 percent of base salary; and (iii) an award of performance share units (PSUs) and stock options under the Corporations Omnibus Long-Term Incentive Plan, with a total grant date fair value of approximately C$995,900, to be granted on May 1, 2019.
In addition to the compensation arrangements described above, Mr. Code will enter into a Director and Officer Indemnification Agreement, the form of which is filed as Exhibit 10.25 to the Corporations Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 28, 2019. Mr. Code will also enter into a Change in Control Agreement, substantially similar to the agreements entered into between the Corporation and its executive officers, as described in the Corporations 2019 Proxy Statement for year ended December 31, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2019. Mr. Code will hold the position of Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation for a term ending co-terminus with the term of corporate officers appointed by the Board, or until his resignation, death, removal from office or his successor is appointed. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Code and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Code was appointed as Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. There are no family relationships among any of the Corporations directors and executive officers. There are no transactions involving Mr. Code that require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
In connection with her departure, the Corporation has entered into retirement arrangements with Ms. Brillon under which, in exchange for certain waivers and releases for the Corporations benefit, Ms. Brillon will receive:
retirement arrangements of C$2,905,402, comprised of: (i) 24 months of base salary totaling C$1,170,000; (ii) bonus compensation of C$1,604,362; and (iii) the value of pension contributions under the Corporations defined contribution pension plans of C$131,040 (representing the 24-month notice period).
retirement treatment under the Corporations long-term incentive plans, which provide for vesting of previously granted PSUs and stock options in accordance with their original vesting schedule unless, in the case of stock options, such options expire on or before that date; and
post-retirement medical and dental benefits consistent with the Corporations existing plans for retired employees.
The foregoing summary does not purport to complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the retirement arrangements for Ms. Brillon, which will be filed as an exhibit to the Corporations Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2019.
A copy of the news release issued by the Corporation on March 21, 2019 announcing Ms. Brillons departure and Mr. Codes appointment as Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, is furnished as part of this report and is attached as Exhibit 99.1.
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Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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|Exhibit 99.1|| |
News Release dated March 21, 2019.
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|Exhibit 99.1||News Release dated March 21, 2019.|
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.
Dated: March 22, 2019
/s/ Nancy L. Brennan
Name: Nancy L. Brennan
Title: Corporate Secretary