SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
June 19, 2018
(Date of earliest event reported)
ALASKA AIR GROUP, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
19300 International Boulevard, Seattle, Washington
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(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.
On June 14, 2018, Mr. Peter D. Hunt resigned as president and COO of Virgin America, Inc. (“Virgin America”), effective immediately.
In connection with his resignation, Mr. Hunt entered into an agreement with the Company, which includes a general release of claims by Mr. Hunt. Under the agreement, Mr. Hunt will receive a cash payment equal to $136,156, representing a payment at the target performance level for the 2018 plan year under Alaska Air Group Inc.’s Performance Based Pay Plan (i.e., annual cash incentive plan) pro-rated for five months of employment in 2018 and an amount intended to be used to cover certain healthcare expenses. Mr. Hunt will also be eligible for lifetime, positive-space travel benefits for himself and certain family members on flights operated by or on behalf of Alaska Airlines, Inc. In addition, all restricted stock units granted to Mr. Hunt that were scheduled to vest on June 14, 2018 (comprising 18,109 restricted stock units) will vest in accordance with the terms of the applicable grant 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 thereunto duly authorized.
ALASKA AIR GROUP, INC.
Date: June 19, 2018
/s/ Kyle B. Levine
Kyle B. Levine
Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary