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): March 29, 2020
IHS MARKIT LTD.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
4th Floor, Ropemaker Place
25 Ropemaker Street
(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)
+44 20 7260 2000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
Former name or former address, if changed since last report: Not Applicable
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Title of each class
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Common Shares, $0.01 par value per share
New York Stock Exchange
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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.
The Human Resources Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of IHS Markit Ltd. (the “Company”) previously approved for fiscal year 2020: (i) base salaries for the Company’s named executive officers (including, in certain cases, base salary adjustments effective March 1, 2020) and (ii) their fiscal year 2020 target cash incentive amounts (as a percentage of base salary) under the Company’s 2020 Cash Incentive Plan. The named executive officers and their titles are listed in the below table.
Following the Committee’s approvals of these compensatory arrangements, COVID-19 was declared by the World Health Organization to be a pandemic. In response to COVID-19’s potential adverse financial impact on the Company, at the request of the named executive officers, the Committee has approved adjustments to the compensation of the named executive officers for the remainder of 2020 and 2021. The Committee has approved reductions to the compensation for the named executive officers as follows:
Effective April 1, 2020 and for the remainder of fiscal year 2020, a 50% decrease from the current salary of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a 40% decrease in the current salary of the other named executive officers;
A reduction in the 2020 Cash Incentive Target amounts to apply the previously approved target percentages of base salary to the adjusted full year earned 2020 salary for each named executive officer; and
Effective December 1, 2020 for the remainder of fiscal year 2021, a 25% decrease from the current salary of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a 20% decrease in the current salary of the other named executive officers.
The adjusted full year earned 2020 salary for each named executive officer, the adjusted 2020 Cash Incentive Target amount and the adjusted 2021 salary for each named executive officer is set forth in the table below.
ADJUSTED 2020 AND 2021
Salary Effective March 1, 2020
Cash Incentive Target
Full Year Earned 2020 Salary After Adjustment Effective April 1, 2020
Cash Incentive Target
2021 Salary effective December 1, 2020
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Executive Vice President, President of Financial Services
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
Todd S. Hyatt
former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(1) Adjusted 2020 Cash Incentive Target based on percentage of adjusted earned salary for 2020.
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 thereunto duly authorized.
IHS MARKIT LTD.
Date: March 30, 2020
/s/ Sari Granat
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel