UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) of THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2006
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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2100 RiverEdge Parkway, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30328
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (770) 857-4700
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Item 1.01. Entry into Material Definitive Agreements
On May 11, 2006, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of IntercontinentalExchange,
Inc. (the Company) adopted a resolution to increase the annual base salary of the Companys named
executive officers in its 2006 annual proxy statement and to enter a new employment agreement with one named executive officer.
Amendments to Employment Agreement
Effective January 1, 2006, the annual base salary for each name executive
officer is as follows: Jeffrey C. Sprecher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer $725,000;
Charles A. Vice, President and Chief Operating Officer $500,000; Richard V. Spencer, Senior Vice
President, Chief Financial Officer $460,000; and Edwin Marcial, Senior Vice President, Chief
Technology Officer $365,000. In addition, the Compensation Committee approved an increase in
the annual bonus target for Mr. Sprecher to 85% of his annual base salary and for Mr. Vice to 70%
of his annual base salary.
Entry into New Employment Agreement
The Compensation Committee also approved a new employment agreement between the
Company and David S. Goone, Senior Vice President, Chief Strategic Officer. The agreement, which
has a three year term, increased Mr. Goones base salary to $460,000 per annum. A copy of
the employment agreement is filed as Exhibit 10.1 to this Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated
herein by reference.
Corporate Headquarter Lease Amendment
On May 12, 2006, the Company entered into an amendment to the lease governing its principal
executive offices in Atlanta, Georgia (the Lease Amendment). Under the terms of the Lease
Amendment, the lease will be extended until February 15, 2012 and will include 13,282 square feet
of net additional lease space.
A copy of the Lease Amendment is filed as Exhibit 10.2 to this Report on Form 8-K and is
incorporated herein by reference.
Item 8.01. Other Events
Entry into 10b5-1 Plans by Executive Officers
Each of Messrs. Sprecher, Vice, Spencer, Goone and Marcial (each
executive officers of the Company referred to above), Johnathan Short, the Companys Senior
Vice President, General Counsel, and David Peniket, the President and Chief Operating Officer of
ICE Futures (a subsidiary of the Company), entered into pre-arranged trading plans established in
accordance with Rule 10b5-1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) and on
terms consistent with the Companys insider trading policy.
Under the plans, each executive officer (other than Mr. Sprecher whose plan is discussed separately
below) may sell up to a maximum of 20% of the shares of common stock such officer beneficially owns
(calculated on the basis of existing share ownership, together with vested and unvested stock options and restricted stock grants) in accordance with the terms of the respective plan. The
actual number of shares that may be sold under the respective plan is dependent upon a number of
factors, including the attainment of share price targets specified in the respective plans. No sales may occur
under any of the trading plans for a period of at least 75 days following the date hereof. Generally, the term of the plans are for six to twelve months.
Mr. Sprecher beneficially owns shares of the Companys common stock directly and indirectly through
Continental Power Exchange, Inc. (CPEX), an entity owned by Mr. Sprecher and certain members of his immediate family. Accordingly, Mr. Sprecher entered into two pre-arranged
trading plans: one covering shares underlying options granted to Mr. Sprecher as Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of the Company (Mr. Sprechers Plan); and another covering shares held
directly by CPEX (the CPEX Plan). Under Mr. Sprechers Plan, he may exercise options and sell
the shares underlying such options representing a maximum of 139,790 shares of common stock, which
is less than 5% of the shares of common stock beneficially owned by Mr. Sprecher (calculated on the basis of existing share
ownership, together with vested and unvested stock options and
restricted stock grants). Mr. Sprechers Plan will
facilitate the exercise and purchase of an additional 82,247 shares
of the Company's common stock by exercising vested stock
Under the CPEX Plan, CPEX may sell a maximum of 164,835 shares of common stock beneficially owned
by CPEX. CPEX owns 2,197,813 shares of the Companys common stock, which Mr. Sprecher may be
deemed to beneficially own due to his 92.5% ownership interest in and
his voting control of CPEX. The remaining 7.5%
ownership interest is held by members of Mr. Sprechers family. Under the CPEX Plan, proceeds
received from any sales will be used by Mr. Sprecher to redeem
the equity interests in CPEX held
by his family members so that Mr. Sprecher will be the sole
owner of CPEX and its remaining holdings in the Company's stock. No sales may be made under either of Mr. Sprechers plans for at least 75
days following the date hereof.
The plans are intended to comply with Rule 10b5-1 under the Exchange Act and the Companys insider
trading policy. Rule 10b5-1 allows corporate insiders to establish pre-arranged written stock
trading plans at a time when the insider is not aware of material, non-public information.
Subsequent receipt by the insider of material, non-pubic information will not prevent prearranged
transaction under the plans from being executed.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed as part of this Report on Form 8-K:
|| Employment Agreement, dated May 12, 2006, between David S. Goone, Senior Vice President,
Chief Strategic Officer, and the Company.
||Lease Amendment Seven, made as of May 12, 2006, between CMD Realty Investment Fund IV,
L.P., an Illinois limited partnership, and the Company.*
||Confidential treatment has been requested
with respect to certain portions of this exhibit. Omitted portions have been
filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission.