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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 10, 2009
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ITEM 8.01 OTHER EVENTS
MasterCard Incorporated (the Company) announced today that Robert W. Selander, President and Chief Executive Officer, entered into a pre-arranged stock trading plan to sell a limited amount of the Companys shares for personal financial management purposes, designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Companys insider trading policies regarding stock transactions (the 10b5-1 Plan).
The 10b5-1 Plan allows for the sale of a maximum of: (1) approximately 48,713 shares of Class A common stock associated with restricted stock unit awards and (2) 48,075 shares of Class A common stock underlying stock option awards. The 10b5-1 Plan provides for sales of specified share amounts at specified market prices, subject to specified limitations. Sales pursuant to the 10b5-1 Plan are expected to begin as early as October 9, 2009 and will terminate no later than February 19, 2010, unless terminated sooner in accordance with the 10b5-1 Plans terms.
Mr. Selander will continue to be subject to the Companys executive stock ownership guidelines until reaching the age of 62, whereby he is encouraged to hold at least six times his base salary in stock. For purposes of the stock ownership guidelines, shares of Class A common stock held directly or indirectly by Mr. Selander are included; however, restricted stock units, performance share units and unexercised stock options are excluded.
Transactions made under the 10b5-1 Plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 4 filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake to report on specific Rule 10b5-1 pre-planned stock trading plans of Company officers, nor to report modifications or terminations of the aforementioned 10b5-1 Plan or the plan of any other individual.
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: August 13, 2009
/S/ Noah J. Hanft
|Noah J. Hanft|
General Counsel, Chief Payment System