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Form 8-K for CLEARFIELD, INC.


21-Nov-2012

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


Item 5.02 Departure Of Directors Or Certain Officers; Election Of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements Of Certain Officers.

FY 2013 Cash Bonus Program

On November 6, 2012, the Compensation Committee (the "Committee") of the Board of Directors of Clearfield, Inc. (the "Company") recommended, and on November 20, 2012 the Board of Directors adopted, the 2013 cash bonus program (the "Program") for company employees. Among the employees participating in the Program are the Company's current executive officers (the "Executives"): Cheryl P. Beranek, Chief Executive Officer; John P. Hill, Chief Operating Officer; and Daniel R. Herzog, Chief Financial Officer. The Committee retains the discretion to modify the terms of the Program and to grant cash bonuses or other compensation to the Executives and other employees outside the Program.

The performance goal under the Program relates to the Company's achievement at the end of fiscal year 2013 of operating income, excluding taxes, other income or expense, and any bonus amounts. The Committee also established target performance goals relating to operating income and the methodology for calculating a bonus pool available for awards to all participants in the Program based upon achievement of certain levels of operating income. The cash bonus pool relating to operating income for fiscal year 2013 will be adjusted if the Company's financial performance either exceeds or is less than the target level, with the pool amount decreasing until operating income fails to meet the minimum and the pool amount is zero. A portion of the bonus pool based upon operating income will be allocated to payments to the Executives and certain other key employees.

Payouts of the cash bonus will be made following the Committee's determinations at the end of the fiscal year to those Executives who continue to be employed as of the end of the fiscal year. The 2013 percentage of salary at goal is 100% for Ms. Beranek and Mr. Hill and 35% for Mr. Herzog. The bonus amount will increase incrementally as operating income achieved exceeds the target operating income, and will decrease incrementally if the operating income achieved is below the target operating income.

Director Restricted Stock Awards

On November 6, 2012, the Committee recommended, and on November 20, 2012, the Board of Directors approved, that each non-employee director elected at the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders be granted on the day after the 2013 Annual Meeting a Restricted Stock Grant with a value of $10,000 as of the date of grant. The Restricted Stock Grant will be granted under the Company's 2007 Stock Compensation Plan (the "Plan"), and vest one day prior to the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

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