UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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): July 6, 2006
GENERAL NUTRITION CENTERS, INC.
(Exact names of registrants as specified in their charters)
|(States of incorporation)
||(Commission File Nos.)
300 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On July 6, 2006, General Nutrition Centers, Inc. (Centers), a wholly owned
subsidiary of GNC Corporation (GNC), entered into an Employment Agreement (the
Employment Agreement) with Joseph J. Weiss in connection with his appointment as Senior
Vice President of Merchandising of Centers. The Employment Agreement is effective for all purposes
as of May 21, 2006.
The Employment Agreement provides for an employment term up to December 31, 2007, with
automatic annual one-year renewals thereafter subject to notice of nonrenewal by Centers or Mr.
Weiss not less than 30 days prior to the end of the applicable employment period. The Employment
Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $225,000 for Mr. Weiss, with annual bonuses in an
amount to be determined by Centers board of directors or compensation committee in the exercise of
its sole discretion for the applicable year. For 2006, Mr. Weisss target annual bonus is 35% of
his base salary with a maximum of 55% of his base salary if Centers meets or exceeds the annual
goals determined by Centers board of directors or compensation committee for 2006. Mr. Weiss is
also entitled to certain fringe benefits as set forth in the Employment Agreement, and is eligible
to participate in and be granted awards under the GNC 2003 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan.
Upon Mr. Weisss death or disability, his estate or personal representatives will be entitled
to receive his base salary for the remainder of his employment period and, subject to the
discretion of Centers board of directors, a pro rata bonus for the year in which he dies or
becomes disabled. In the event of a termination of Mr. Weisss employment without cause or for
good reason (each as defined in the Employment Agreement), he will be entitled to receive his base
salary for the remainder of his employment period. Subject to the discretion of Centers board of
directors, he will also be entitled to a pro rata bonus for the year in which he is terminated. If
such termination occurs upon or within six months following a change of control (as defined in the
Employment Agreement), Mr. Weiss will be entitled to receive his base salary for the greater of the
remaining term or a two-year period following the date of termination.
The description of the Employment Agreement contained herein does not purport to be complete
and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Employment Agreement, a copy of which is
attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
On July 6, 2006, each of Centers and GNC entered into an indemnification agreement (each, an
Indemnification Agreement) with Mr. Weiss in connection with his appointment as Senior
Vice President of Merchandising of Centers. Each Indemnification Agreement is effective as of May
Pursuant to the terms of each of the Indemnification Agreements, Mr. Weiss is entitled to be
indemnified to the maximum extent permitted by law if he is or is threatened to be made a party to
a proceeding by reason of his status as an officer or the Company or its subsidiaries.
The description of the Indemnification Agreements contained herein does not purport to be
complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to (a) GNCs Form of Indemnification
Agreement included as Exhibit 10.1 to the Form 8-K dated April 20, 2006 (the April 20 Form
8-K), and (b) Centers Form of Indemnification Agreement included as Exhibit 10.2 to the April
20 Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
||Employment Agreement, dated July 6, 2006, by and between General Nutrition
Centers, Inc. and Joseph J. Weiss.