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Form 8-K for AMC NETWORKS INC.


24-Apr-2013

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.

Employment Agreement with Edward A. Carroll, Chief Operating Officer On April 19, 2013, AMC Networks Inc. (the "Company") entered into an employment agreement (the "Employment Agreement") with Edward A. Carroll, the Chief Operating Officer of the Company, which will terminate on December 31, 2016 (the "Scheduled Expiration Date").
The Employment Agreement provides for a minimum annual base salary of $1,100,000, subject to annual review and potential increase in the discretion of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Committee"). Mr. Carroll is also eligible to participate in the Company's discretionary annual bonus program with an annual target bonus opportunity equal to not less than 115% of his salary. The decision of whether to pay a bonus, and the amount of that bonus, if any, is made by the Committee in its discretion. Mr. Carroll is also eligible to participate in the equity and other long-term incentive programs that are made available to similarly situated executives at the Company. Beginning in calendar year 2013, Mr. Carroll may expect to receive annually one or more long-term cash and/or equity awards with an aggregate target value of at least $2,250,000, as determined by the Committee in its discretion. Any such awards would be subject to actual grant to Mr. Carroll by the Committee, would be pursuant to the applicable plan document and would be subject to terms and conditions established by the Committee in its discretion. Mr. Carroll remains eligible for the Company's standard benefit programs subject to meeting the relevant eligibility requirements, payment of required premiums and the terms of the plans.
If, prior to the Scheduled Expiration Date, Mr. Carroll's employment with the Company is terminated (i) by the Company (other than for Cause (as defined in the Employment Agreement)) or (ii) by Mr. Carroll for Good Reason (as defined in the Employment Agreement) (other than if Cause then exists) then, subject to Mr. Carroll's execution of a separation agreement (including, without limitation, non-compete (limited to one year), non-disparagement, non-solicitation, confidentiality, and further cooperation obligations and restrictions on Mr. Carroll as well as a general release by Mr. Carroll of the Company and its affiliates) the Company will provide Mr. Carroll with the following benefits and rights:
a) a severance payment in an amount determined at the discretion of the Committee, but in no event less than two times the sum of Mr. Carroll's annual base salary and annual target bonus as in effect at the time of termination of employment;

b) a prorated bonus for the year in which the termination occurred, payable at the same time as such bonuses are paid to similarly situated employees and based on his then current annual target bonus as well as the Company and his business unit performance as determined by the Committee in its discretion, but without adjustment for his individual performance, plus any unpaid annual bonus for the year prior to the year in which the termination occurred;

c) each of Mr. Carroll's outstanding cash incentive awards shall vest in full and be payable at the same time as such cash incentive awards are paid to similarly situated employees as determined by the Committee in its discretion, provided that, any such vested awards will be payable when and to the same extent paid to similarly situated employees holding such awards, subject to the satisfaction of any applicable performance criteria;

d) each of Mr. Carroll's outstanding restricted stock or restricted stock unit awards granted under plans of the Company will continue to vest in accordance with their original vesting schedule and payments or deliveries will be made to him on the original vesting date; and

e) each of Mr. Carroll's stock outstanding stock options and stock appreciation awards under plans of the Company will continue to vest in accordance with their original vesting schedule and he will have the right to exercise each of such options and awards for the remainder of the term of such option or award.

If, prior to the Scheduled Expiration Date, Mr. Carroll ceases to be an employee of the Company as a result of his death or physical or mental disability, and at the time Cause does not exist then, subject to Mr. Carroll's execution of a separation agreement (other than in the case of death), the Company will provide Mr. Carroll (or his estate or beneficiary) with the benefits and rights set forth in clauses (b), (d) and (e) above and each of his outstanding long-term cash incentive awards granted under plans of the Company will immediately vest in full, whether or not subject to performance criteria and will be payable on the 90th day after termination of his employment, provided that, if any such award is subject to any performance criteria, (i) if the measurement period for such performance criteria has not yet been fully completed, then the payment amount shall be at the target amount for such award and (ii) if the measurement period for such performance criteria has already been fully completed, then the payment of such award shall be at the same time and to the extent that other similarly situated executives receive payment as determined by the Committee (subject to satisfaction of the applicable performance criteria).
Notwithstanding clauses (c), (d) and (e) above, any more favorable provisions of Mr. Carroll's existing cash incentive, restricted stock, restricted stock unit, stock option or stock appreciation right award agreements will apply to the treatment of such awards following a "going private transaction" (as defined in the award agreements), a "change of control" (as defined in the award agreements) or Mr. Carroll's death.
The above description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreement, which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 and incorporated into this Item 5.02 by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits. Employment Agreement, dated April 19, 2013, between AMC Networks Inc.
10.1 and Edward A. Carroll.


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