Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):   December 13, 2017


  (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)  




(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)



(Commission File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


7610 Miramar Road, Bldg. 6000

San Diego, California 92126-4202

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(858) 549-6340

(Registrant’s Telephone Number)




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


On December 13, 2017, the Board of Directors of RF Industries, Ltd. (the “Company”), adopted corporate goals for the determination of cash bonuses to be paid to the Company’s two named executive officers and to certain other officers for the 2018 fiscal year. Under the plan adopted by the Board, cash bonuses, if any, will be paid to qualified participating officers of the Company and its subsidiaries based upon (i) the achievement of specified corporate goals and (ii) a review of the subjective personal performance and contribution of each of the officers. The subjective performance of each officer will be evaluated and determined, in its sole discretion, by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors after consultation with the Company’ Chief Executive Officer. The corporate goals will apply to all participating officers.


The target bonus payable to participating officers will start at 15% of the recipient’s annual salary if certain minimum targets are met, but will not exceed 67% of such recipient’s 2018 base salary. Cash bonuses are based on various earnings per share targets (before payment of bonuses) for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2018. The maximum cash bonus payable to each participating officer is subject to reduction based upon the subjective performance of such participating officer (performance criteria include, for example, the development and execution of strategic plans, the operations of that officer’s business unit, the exercise of leadership by the officer, the support and development of management and other employees, and the contribution of such officer to the improvement in the Company’s overall business activities and profitability). The Board and Compensation Committee reserve the right to modify these goals, criteria and target percentage at any time, and to grant bonuses to the participants even if the performance goals are not met. In addition, the Board and Compensation Committee may modify the bonus plan targets to reflect significant change in Company’s business, including changes due to acquisitions or dispositions of businesses or product lines. The 2018 bonuses will be paid within 75 days after the end to the fiscal year to participating officers who are employed with the Company on the date of payment.


The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer will participate in the 2018 bonus plan. Under his employment agreement, the Chief Executive Officer currently is entitled to a cash bonus of up to 50% of his annual base salary. As stated above, under the 2018 bonus plan, the maximum cash bonus payable to all participating officers, including the Chief Executive Officer, has been increased to 67% of his 2018 base salary. Accordingly, the Chief Executive Officer could receive a larger year-end bonus under the 2018 Company bonus plan than under his employment agreement if he and the Company substantially exceed the Company’s target goals.







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.


December 13, 2017

By: /s/ Mark Turfler                                                                           

Mark Turfler

Chief Financial Officer