RPX Corporation
RPX Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 04/18/2017 11:19:22)


UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 13, 2017


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RPX Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  
 
Delaware
 
001-35146
 
26-2990113
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
 
(Commission File No.)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
One Market Plaza
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94105
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
 
(866) 779-7641
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not applicable
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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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.

As previously reported, on March 15, 2017, the Board of Directors of RPX Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Martin E. Roberts to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. On April 13, 2017, the Company approved the terms of Mr. Roberts’ compensation.

Base Salary and Bonuses . Mr. Roberts’ initial base salary will be $500,000 per year and he will be eligible to receive a discretionary annual cash bonus of up to 100% of his base salary.

Equity Compensation . Mr. Roberts will also be granted restricted stock units with a value of $1,000,000, 6.25% of which will vest on May 20, 2017 and 6.25% of which will vest in equal quarterly installments thereafter provided that he remains in continuous employment through each vest date pursuant to the Company’s 2011 Equity Incentive Plan.











SIGNATURE
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.
 
 
RPX Corporation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ EMILY T. GAVIN
 
 
 
Emily T. Gavin
 
 
 
General Counsel
 
 
 
 
Date:
April 18, 2017