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Sensata Technologies Holding N.V.'s SEC Filings

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SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING PLC filed this Form S-1/A on 03/09/2010
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ownership interest in the Company. The following plans were in effect on the date of the 2006 Acquisition: 1) Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan and 2) Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Securities Purchase Plan.

 

Based on the original terms of the plans, the awards were classified as liability awards under ASC Topic 718, Compensation-Stock Compensation (“ASC 718”). On September 29, 2006, the Company modified the terms of the awards and the underlying securities. After the modification, the following plans were in effect: 1) the First Amended and Restated Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan (“Stock Option Plan”), which replaced the Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan and 2) the First Amended and Restated 2006 Management Securities Purchase Plan (“Restricted Stock Plan”) which replaced the Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Securities Purchase Plan. These modifications resulted in a change in classification of the awards from liability to equity awards in accordance with the provisions of ASC 718.

 

Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan

 

Under the Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan, participants were granted 2,205,675 options in three separate tranches. Each option entitled the holder to acquire an “equity strip” comprised of one Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. ordinary share and 19.5 Deferred Payment Certificates (“DPCs”) at an aggregate strike price of €25.00. These options were classified as liability awards based on features of the options as well as the underlying securities. Each tranche of awards had different vesting provisions and are further described below.

 

First Amended and Restated Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan

 

In September 2006, the Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan was replaced by the First Amended and Restated Sensata Technologies Holding B.V. 2006 Management Option Plan. The new plan effectively cancelled the options granted under the original plan and reissued new options. The new options retained the majority of the terms and features of the original options except that the new options entitled the holder to acquire only ordinary shares (not DPCs) and the purchase price of the options was adjusted accordingly based on the fair value of the ordinary shares at the time of grant. The aggregate fair value of the new options was the same as that of the old options, and as such, there was no incremental compensation to be recorded as a result of the modification.

 

During the three months ended September 30, 2009, the Parent amended the Stock Option Plan to increase the number of shares reserved for issuance under the Stock Option Plan to 13,082,236 and to change the vesting rules by eliminating the Tranche 3 performance level requirement and measuring option performance solely by the Tranche 2 level. In effect, Tranche 3 awards and Tranche 2 awards have the same performance vesting requirements.

 

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