NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR COMPENSATION SCHEDULE
A summary of our annual non-employee director compensation is provided below:
|Annual Equity Grant||$||210,000 |
|Board Fee||$||100,000 |
|Lead Director Fee||$||75,000 |
|Committee Fee||$||15,000 |
|Committee Chair Fee – Nominating and Corporate Governance; Talent and Compensation||$||10,000 |
|Committee Chair Fee – Audit; Risk||$||20,000 |
Upon being elected or re-elected as: (i) a director, each non-employee director receives such number of restricted stock units as is determined by dividing $210,000 by the closing price of our common stock on the grant date; and (ii) Lead Director, the Lead Director receives such number of restricted stock units as is determined by dividing $75,000 by the closing price of our common stock on the grant date. The lead director fee is in addition to the standard board fee and annual equity grant, and the committee chair fees are in addition to the base committee fee.
Restricted stock units vest 100% on the earlier of (i) the first anniversary of the grant date or (ii) immediately prior to the first annual meeting of shareholders following the grant date. Committee fees are payable with respect to each committee on which a director serves. All cash fees are payable quarterly in arrears.
Deferred Compensation Plan
Under our non-employee director deferred compensation plan, each non-employee director may defer up to 100% of his or her cash fees. Based on his or her deferral election, the director is credited with a number of share units at the time he or she would have otherwise received the portion of the fees being deferred. In addition, each non-employee director may defer receipt of up to 100% of shares due upon vesting of restricted stock units, and based on his or her election, the director is credited with one share unit for the receipt of each such share that is deferred. Share units are equivalent to shares of our common stock except that share units have no voting rights.
Upon cessation of service on the board, the director receives a share of our common stock for each share unit. Directors elect whether the shares are received in a lump sum distribution or in annual installments over two to fifteen years, and any fractional share units are paid in cash. Share units credited to a director’s account are considered awards granted under the Amended and Restated Fiserv, Inc. 2007 Omnibus Incentive Plan and count against that plan’s share reserve.