PolyOne Corporation 8-K

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): March 6, 2008
PolyOne Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Ohio   1-16091   34-1730488
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
  (Commission File No.)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
PolyOne Center, 33587 Walker Rd.
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(440) 930-1000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02   Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
     On March 6, 2008, PolyOne Corporation’s Compensation and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) approved awards of Stock Appreciation Rights, Performance Units and Restricted Stock Units under PolyOne’s 2005 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan to key employees of PolyOne, including certain named executive officers. Pursuant to such approval, PolyOne granted the following awards to the named executive officers of PolyOne:
              Number of Targeted        
              Performance Units ($)        
              (assumes 100%     Number of  
        Number of Stock     attainment of     Restricted Stock  
  Name     Appreciation Rights     performance goals)     Units  
Stephen D. Newlin
    286,800     1,032,000     114,700  
Bernard Baert
    31,200     152,700     12,600  
Kenneth M. Smith
    31,200     117,400     12,600  
W. David Wilson
    32,600     175,700     13,100  
     Stock Appreciation Rights have a term of seven years and a base price equal to $6.765. Stock Appreciation Rights vest in 1/3 increments on each of the first three anniversaries of the date of grant. Upon exercise, Stock Appreciation Rights will be settled in PolyOne common shares. Performance Units are earned based upon the achievement, over a three-year period, of performance goals relating to earnings per share. Performance Units are denominated, and pay out, solely in cash. Restricted Stock Units are settled in PolyOne common shares and vest on the third anniversary of the date of grant.
     PolyOne will enter into award agreements with each of the executive officers named above for the Stock Appreciation Rights, the Performance Units and the Restricted Stock Units.



     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: March 7, 2008
  By:   /s/ Lisa K. Kunkle    
    Name:   Lisa K. Kunkle   
    Title:   Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary