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ITEM 8.01. Other Events.

On April 12, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Hubbell Incorporated (the “Company”) approved the payout of the performance share awards based on Relative Sales Growth granted in 2014 to the named executive officers identified in the Company’s Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 15, 2018 (the “2018 Proxy Statement”). As previously reported by the Company, performance shares were granted on December 2, 2014 and had a performance period of January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017. In previous years, vesting of performance share awards was solely based on the Company’s Total Shareholder Return and, as a result, the Company historically disclosed the number of shares awarded in settlement of such performance share award grants and the value realized for the applicable three-year performance period in its proxy statement for the annual meeting first following the end of the applicable performance period. In 2014, however, the Company added Relative Sales Growth as an additional performance metric to its performance share awards, the calculation of which requires publicly available financial results from the Company’s peer companies. Due to the timing of the availability of this information, the Compensation Committee could not definitively determine the level of achievement of the Relative Sales Growth metric until a sufficient number of S&P 900 Index companies reported earnings for the year ended December 31, 2017. As a result, only preliminary estimated payout data for the performance share awards based on Relative Sales Growth granted in 2014 was included in the 2018 Proxy Statement. The Company is hereby supplementing the estimated information set forth in the 2018 Proxy Statement to report the actual payouts of such awards as approved by the Compensation Committee consistent with the previously disclosed plan and award information.

The following table describes the results of the Relative Sales Growth performance measure for the 2015-2017 performance period, as well as the net income margin modifier, and the resulting payout percentage.


Performance Measures

   Performance   Payout  

Relative Sales Growth

   67th Percentile     157

Net Income Margin Modifier

   8.5%     87.5



Based on the above performance, the following named executive officers identified in the 2018 Proxy Statement received the following shares of the Company’s common stock:





   Payout of 2014 Performance
Share Awards based on
Relative Sales Growth
(common stock)

David G. Nord


Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


William R. Sperry


Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Rodd R. Ruland


Group President, Construction and Energy


An-Ping Hsieh


Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


Gerben W. Bakker


Group President, Power Systems



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 hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ An-Ping Hsieh

    Name:   An-Ping Hsieh
    Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Date: April 18, 2018