Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 29, 2018



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Minnesota 0-5151 42-0442319
(State or other jurisdiction (Commission (IRS Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)


385 Bell St, Dubuque, Iowa 52001
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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.


Severance Plan for Management Employees



On October 29, 2018, Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into Participation Agreements with Richard J. Stanley, the Company’s Senior Vice President Contract Group & Home Styles, and Steven K. Hall, the Company’s Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain, pursuant to the Severance Plan for Management Employees (the “Plan”). Each of Richard J. Stanley and Steven K. Hall are considered named executive officers. None of the Company’s Interim President, Chief Financial Officer or other named executive officers entered into a Participation Agreement with the Company prior to October 29, 2018. A summary of the Plan is provided below and the Plan is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein as Exhibit 10.1. The summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Plan. Capitalized terms not otherwise defined shall have the meaning provided in the Plan.


The Plan is intended to be exempt from the requirements under Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.


Plan Summary


The Plan provides for the payment of severance to Eligible Employees in the event of an involuntary termination of an Eligible Employee’s employment initiated by the Company (a “Qualifying Termination”). An Eligible Employee is an Employee of the Company or its Affiliates who is either (i) an executive reporting directly to the Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the Company on other than an interim or temporary basis; or (ii) an individual designated as an Eligible Employee by the Plan Administrator or its delegate, within its sole discretion. A Qualifying Termination does not include (i) termination for Cause, (ii) an Eligible Employee’s voluntary resignation or retirement from the Company, (iii) an Eligible Employee’s termination as a result of the Eligible Employee’s death or Disability, or (iv) an Eligible Employee’s failure to return to work within the time required following an approved leave of absence.


Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, an Eligible Employee will receive Severance Payments of:

the Eligible Employee’s Severance Base Salary continuation for twelve months;
a severance lump sum payment equal to the COBRA premiums necessary to continue the Eligible Employee’s and his/her dependents’ health insurance coverage in effect on the date of the Eligible Employee’s Termination Date for a period of twelve months, without regard to whether the Eligible Employee or his/her dependents elect continuation coverage under COBRA; and
a severance lump sum payment equal to the amount of cash compensation that would be payable to the Eligible Employee under the Cash Plan for the fiscal year during which the Termination Date occurs if the Eligible Employee’s employment had continued through the end of such fiscal year, computed assuming that the “target” level of performance had been achieved, without regard to any discretionary adjustments that would have the effect of reducing the amount of the annual incentive bonus (other than discretionary adjustments applicable to all similarly-situated employees who did not terminate employment).





Additional Terms


The Plan Administrator, or its delegate, may remove an individual as an Eligible Employee prior to a Qualifying Termination. An Eligible Employee may not be removed as an Eligible Employee from participation in the Plan on or after a Qualifying Termination.


The Company is entitled to clawback all Severance Payments made to an Eligible Employee under the Plan in the event the Eligible Employee breaches any provision of the Confidentiality and Non-Competition Agreement or of any other non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disparagement, confidentiality, or assignment of inventions covenants contained in any other agreement between the Eligible Employee and the Company.


To receive any Severance Payments, an Eligible Employee must execute and deliver a Participation Agreement and Severance Agreement under the terms and conditions described in the Plan.


Except as specifically provided in the Plan, the benefits under the Plan replace and supersede all prior existing severance payments applicable to Eligible Employees, whether formal or informal, written or oral.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


Exhibit 10.1 – Severance Plan for Management Employees dated October 25, 2018, including Form of Participation Agreement.



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: November 2, 2018   By:   /s/ Marcus D. Hamilton  
        Marcus D. Hamilton  

Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer


Principal Financial and Accounting Officer