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DEF 14A
KOPPERS HOLDINGS INC. filed this Form DEF 14A on 04/04/2017
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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

PROXY STATEMENT         
PROXY SUMMARY      iv  

General Information About This Annual Meeting

     iv  

Who Can Vote

     iv  

How to Cast Your Vote

     iv  

Proposals to be Considered and Board Recommendations

     iv  

Board Nominees

     iv  

2016 Performance Highlights

     iv  

Executive Compensation Highlights

     v  

Corporate Governance Highlights

     v  
PROXY ITEM 1 — PROPOSAL FOR ELECTION OF DIRECTORS      1  

General

     1  

Vote Required

     1  

Director Qualifications

     1  

Board Recommendation

     2  

Biographical Summaries of Nominees

     2  

Board Meetings and Committees

     5  
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE MATTERS      10  

Corporate Governance Guidelines

     10  

Director Independence

     10  

Board Leadership Structure

     11  

Executive Sessions

     11  

Risk Oversight

     12  

Code of Ethics

     12  

Communications with the Board

     12  

Nomination Procedures

     13  

Committee Reports to Shareholders

     14  

Audit Committee Report

     14  

Management Development and Compensation Committee Report

     14  
COMMON STOCK OWNERSHIP      15  

Director, Director Nominee and Executive Officer Stock Ownership

     15  

Beneficial Owners Of More Than Five Percent

     15  
EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION      17  

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

     17  

Summary Compensation Table

     29  

2016 Grants of Plan Based Awards Table

     30  

Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End 2016

     32  

2016 Option Exercises and Stock Vested

     35  

2016 Pension Benefits

     35  

2016 Non-qualified Deferred Compensation

     37  

Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control

     37  

Director Compensation

     42  

Stock Ownership Guidelines for Our Non-Employee Directors

     44