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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2015
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Item 8.01 Other Events
MasterCard Incorporated (the “Company”) announced today that Ajay Banga, President and Chief Executive Officer, entered into a pre-arranged stock trading plan to sell a limited amount of the Company’s shares of Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Class A common stock”), for personal financial management purposes, designed to comply with Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Company’s insider trading policies regarding stock transactions (the “10b5-1 Plan”).
The 10b5-1 Plan allows for the sale of a maximum of: (1) 35,000 shares of Class A common stock associated with vested performance stock unit awards and (2) 64,870 shares of Class A common stock underlying vested stock option awards. The 10b5-1 Plan provides for sales of specified share amounts at specified market prices, subject to certain limitations. Sales pursuant to the 10b5-1 Plan are expected to begin as early as May 5, 2015 and will end no later than January 15, 2016. The 10b5-1 Plan may terminate sooner in accordance with its terms.
Mr. Banga is subject to the Company’s executive stock ownership guidelines 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. Banga are included; however, not yet vested restricted stock units or performance stock units and unexercised stock options held are excluded.
Transactions made under the 10b5-1 Plan will be disclosed publicly through Form 4 filings with the U.S. 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: February 23, 2015
By /s/ Janet McGinness