Cardtronics, plc.
Cardtronics plc (Form: 8-K, Received: 11/17/2017 10:38:58)













Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): November 16, 2017


Cardtronics plc

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


England and Wales





(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer
Identification Number)


3250 Briarpark Drive, Suite 400, Houston, Texas



(Address of principal executive offices)


Zip Code


(832) 308-4000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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


On November 16, 2017, the Board of Directors of Cardtronics plc (the “Company”) appointed Gary W. Ferrera, 55, as Chief Financial Officer, effective November 28, 2017, in connection with the previously announced transition by Edward H. West to Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018.


Immediately prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ferrera served as Chief Financial Officer at DigitalGlobe, Inc. since early 2015.  Prior to that, Mr. Ferrera served as Chief Financial Officer of Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., a developer and operator of destination resorts, from January 2014 through January 2015, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., an owner and operator of family resorts, from April 2013 through mid-January 2014, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of National CineMedia, Inc., a cinema advertising company, from 2007 through 2013.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Ferrera served in investment banking roles at Citigroup and Bear Stearns, and he served as an international tax consultant at Arthur Andersen.


In connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Ferrera will be entitled to receive the following compensation commencing November 28, 2017:


·                   Base salary of $550,000;


·                   Target annual cash bonus equal to 100% of his base salary;


·                   Target annual long-term equity incentive award equal to $1,300,000 at grant date;


·                   A one-time equity sign-on award equal to $500,000 at grant date vesting at a rate of 25% per year over 4 years on each anniversary of Mr Ferrera’s hire date;


·                   A one-time cash sign-on bonus of $100,000 for personal travel, temporary living and miscellaneous expenses payable not later than 30 days following Mr. Ferrera commencing his employment with the Company; and


·                   Reimbursement of Mr. Ferrera’s actually incurred relocation costs to establish a personal residence in the greater Houston, Texas area.


Mr. Ferrera will be entitled to receive severance compensation, including payment of all accrued and unpaid salary, unused vacation and unreimbursed expenses, if his employment is terminated under certain conditions.  If Mr. Ferrera’s employment is terminated due to death or disability, he will also be entitled to unreimbursed relocation expenses, benefits to which he is entitled and the acceleration of earned but unvested time-based equity awards and a pro rata portion of his annual bonus.  If Mr. Ferrera’s employment is terminated by him for Good Reason (as defined in the employment agreement) or by the Company’s election not to renew his employment at the end of his term, subject to Mr. Ferrera’s execution of a release, he will also be entitled to receive any unpaid annual bonus for the year prior to the termination, a bonus for the year in which the termination occurs, two times his base salary plus average annual bonus paid in installments, and medical benefits for 18 months.  The foregoing is reflected in and subject to the full text of the employment agreement entered into between Mr. Ferrera and the Company.


There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Ferrera and any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as an officer of the Company.  Mr. Ferrera does not have any family relationship with any director or officer of the Company or any person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer, and there are no transactions in which Mr. Ferrera has an interest requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


A copy of the press release announcing Mr. Ferrera’s appointment is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.




Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


99.1        Press release dated November 17, 2017






Exhibit Number


Description of the Exhibit






Press release dated November 17, 2017






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/ E. Brad Conrad



E. Brad Conrad



Chief Accounting Officer



November 17, 2017



Exhibit 99.1





Cardtronics Appoints Chief Financial Officer


West transitioning to CEO role; Gary Ferrera named new CFO


HOUSTON, Nov. 17, 2017 — Cardtronics plc (Nasdaq:CATM) today announced the appointment of Gary W. Ferrera as Chief Financial Officer, effective November 28, 2017. Ferrera will succeed Edward H. West as CFO, as West will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer upon current CEO Steve Rathgaber’s retirement at the end of 2017, as previously announced.


“Gary brings to Cardtronics more than 20 years of leadership experience in corporate finance and corporate development, including most recently CFO tenures with technology, hospitality and media companies, both public and private,” said West. “Having earned a reputation for delivering growth and performance in complex operating and market environments, Gary’s demonstrated financial stewardship is well-suited to helping Cardtronics realize its next stage of growth in an evolving financial services industry.”


Ferrera joins Cardtronics from DigitalGlobe, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer since early 2015. Previously serving in that same capacity for Intrawest Resorts, Great Wolf Resorts, National CineMedia, and Unity Media, Ferrera’s career as a CFO is notable for overseeing periods of rapid growth, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, along with cost-efficient operating and capital structures and tax efficiency. Prior to his CFO positions, Ferrera developed his M&A and capital markets expertise with Citigroup and Bear Stearns. Ferrera also has international tax consultant experience while with Arthur Andersen.


About Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM)


Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work, and live, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs, and the customers they share. Cardtronics provides services to approximately 238,000 ATMs in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for top retailers, enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers, or expanding card holders’ surcharge-free cash access, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce.


Contact Information:


Media Relations

Investor Relations

Nick Pappathopoulos

Phillip Chin

Director – Public Relations

EVP Corporate Development & Investor Relations




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