SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 15, 2005 (June 9, 2005)
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INC.
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|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|10000 Richmond Avenue|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code: 713-346-7500
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|Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
|Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.|
|Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|INDEX TO EXHIBITS|
|Press Release issued on June 13, 2005|
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On June 9, 2005, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (the Company) approved the performance terms of the 2005 National Oilwell Varco Incentive Plan (the 2005 Incentive Plan). Under the 2005 Incentive Plan, generally all of the Companys exempt employees, including its executive officers, are entitled to earn cash bonus compensation based upon the Companys achievement of certain specified operating profit targets based on the Companys financial plan. The Company must achieve a specified operating profit before any bonus awards are earned by any participant. Each participant is assigned to one of seven tiers based on that participants level of responsibility at the Company. Each tier is assigned a target percentage of base salary that will be used to determine a participants bonus. The amount of a participants bonus is calculated by multiplying (A) the incremental increase in operating profit over a specified target by (B) the participants base salary by (C) by the participants designated target percentage of base salary. Assuming the Company achieves its operating profit target, participants in the first tier, including the chief financial officer and chief executive officer, are eligible to receive a bonus payment ranging from 80% to 100% of their base salary. Participants in the second tier, which includes certain other senior executive officers, are eligible to receive a bonus payment equal to 75% of their base salary. In addition, certain key executives are subject to up to a 25% bonus increase or decrease if a specified capital employed target is under- or over-achieved. Capital employed is defined as the sum of the Companys (a) total assets, excluding cash, minus (b) total liabilities, excluding debt.
Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
(b) On June 13, 2005, Joseph C. Winkler announced his resignation from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, to be effective as of June 17, 2005. The press release issued by the Company announcing Mr. Winklers resignation is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release issued by National Oilwell Varco on June 13, 2005
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.
|Date: June 15, 2005||NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INC.
|By:||/s/ M. Gay Mather|
|M. Gay Mather|
|Vice President and Secretary|
INDEX TO EXHIBITS
|Press Release issued by National Oilwell Varco on June 13, 2005|
|NEWS||Contact: Clay Williams
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO ANNOUNCES
RESIGNATION OF JOE WINKLER
HOUSTON, TX, June 13, 2005 ¾ National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced today that Joseph C. Winkler will resign, effective June 17, 2005, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to join Complete Energy Services, Inc. as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Merrill A. Pete Miller, Jr., National Oilwell Varcos President and Chief Executive Officer, will assume operational responsibility of the Companys businesses.
Joes leadership and contributions over the years at Varco and its predecessor, Tuboscope, were key to their strong growth and financial achievement. He was integral to the merger between National Oilwell and Varco and helped lay the groundwork for a successful combination, said Miller. We wish Joe every success in his new endeavor. He takes with him the leadership and ability to profitably guide Complete Energy Services into the future.
National Oilwell Varco is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling and production operations, the provision of oilfield services, and supply chain integration services to the upstream oil and gas industry.
Statements made in this press release that are forward-looking in nature are intended to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and may involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to documents filed by National Oilwell Varco with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K, which identify significant risk factors which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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