FXCM enters into material definitive agreement to protect bonuses of executives

FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM) has today announced that on April 12, 2016, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of FXCM Inc. adopted an amendment to the Company’s Annual Incentive Bonus Plan for Founder-Directors (2015-2016) and Annual Incentive Bonus Plan for Specified Executive Officers each for the fiscal year 2016, assuming the completion of the […]

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FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM) has today announced that on April 12, 2016, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of FXCM Inc. adopted an amendment to the Company’s Annual Incentive Bonus Plan for Founder-Directors (2015-2016) and Annual Incentive Bonus Plan for Specified Executive Officers each for the fiscal year 2016, assuming the completion of the transactions with Leucadia on the terms previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 10, 2016.

Under each of the Amended Annual Incentive Bonus Plans, each participant (including each of the Named Executive Officers) is entitled to receive a bonus based on a target amount equal to 200% of such participant’s base salary for 2016.

Specifically, the Compensation Committee determined to eliminate the Leucadia loan metric, which previously accounted for 25% of the target bonus, increase the 2016 EBITDA Portion of the 2016 Annual Bonus to account for 50% of the target bonus (previously it accounted for 25% of the target bonus), and change the 2016 EBITDA Target from achievement of adjusted EBITDA of at least $80.5 million to achievement of adjustment EBITDA of at least $40 million.

For the year ending December 31, 2016, the 2016 Annual Bonus will be calculated as follows: 50% of the target will be earned if the participant achieves the individual objectives and goals set for the participant, and 50% of the target will be earned if the Company achieves an adjusted EBITDA (as described in the plan document) for 2016 equal to at least $40 million.

None of the 2016 EBITDA Portion will be earned if less than 75% of the 2016 EBITDA Target is achieved, and 100% of the 2016 EBITDA Portion will be earned if 100% or more of the 2016 EBITDA Target is achieved. If between 75% and 87.5% of the 2016 EBITDA Target is achieved, 50% of the 2016 EBITDA Portion will be earned.

If between 87.5% and less than 100% of the 2016 EBITDA Target is achieved, 75% of the 2016 EBITDA Portion will be earned. The foregoing modifications relate to the Amended Annual Incentive Bonus Plans, as well the incentive bonus structure put into place during March 2015 for certain additional employees who are not Named Executive Officers.

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