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Dear Fellow Shareholders,
We hope this letter finds you healthy and safe. 2020 has been a challenging year for many around the world as we confront the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 and engage in robust dialogue on the topic of social justice. These challenges have confronted us each in their own way, and have certainly impacted not only Winnebago Industries, but our industry and our communities. We recognize the trials experienced by many during this time and are grateful to share with you a number of positive highlights for the Company this year, made possible only by the unwavering commitment of our employees.
Our fiscal year has been defined by the strengthening of our resolve and the renewal of our efforts to be the trusted leader in outdoor lifestyle solutions. Notably, in November 2019 we enhanced our portfolio with the addition of luxury motorhome maker, Newmar – further building on the strength of our premium Winnebago, Grand Design and Chris-Craft brands. In addition, we continued to see strong organic performance, driven by the enhanced appeal of our expanded product offerings and our commitment to demonstrating quality, innovation, and service in everything we do. We also took necessary action to strengthen our financial position for increased flexibility in the face of uncertainty, which positioned us well – we ended fiscal 2020 with a healthy balance sheet and ample liquidity.
We are grateful for our partnerships with key suppliers and dealers and could not be prouder of how our entire team has rallied together to deliver higher levels of market share in many key categories. Our leadership team is confident that we are positioned to continue our strong momentum into fiscal 2021.
Fiscal 2020 also saw continued progress in our ongoing journey to ensure integrity is always ingrained into the fabric of our culture, including the release of our inaugural Corporate Responsibility Report and our Human Rights Policy. Our Corporate Responsibility Report highlights our continuing efforts to address the environmental, social and governance issues that matter most to our employees, dealer partners, customers and business operations. Similarly, our Human Rights Policy highlights and affirms our belief in the inherent dignity of every person and our commitment to uphold and promote fundamental human rights, every moment of every day. Additional highlights are detailed in the following pages of this Proxy Statement.
Also detailed in this Proxy Statement are several items to be voted on at our upcoming annual meeting of the shareholders, which will be conducted virtually on December 15, 2020. These items consist of the election of our Class III directors, advisory approval of the compensation of our Named Executive Officers, ratification of our independent auditors and approval to amend our Articles of Incorporation to increase our authorized common stock. We genuinely value your participation in this process and hope that you will vote for these items as described in this Proxy Statement.
Thank you for your continued investment and confidence in our business. In these uncertain times, we are grateful to have your trust and commit each day to deliver sustainable growth and value for our shareholders.



David W. Miles,
Chairman
Michael J. Happe,
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders
to be held December 15, 2020
Dear Fellow Shareholders,
Winnebago Industries, Inc. will hold its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on December 15, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. The Annual Meeting will be completely virtual. You may attend the meeting, submit questions, and vote your shares electronically during the meeting via live webcast by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/WGO2020 and entering the 16-digit control number included with the Notice of Internet Availability or proxy card. Instructions on how to attend and participate in the Annual Meeting via the webcast are posted on this site as well.
The proxy materials were either made available to you over the Internet or mailed to you on or about November 2, 2020. At the meeting, shareholders will be asked to:
Proposals
Board
Recommendations
Page
Reference
1
Elect three Class III directors to hold office for a three-year term;
FOR ✔
Page 2
2
Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our Named Executive Officers;
FOR ✔
Page 29
3
Ratify the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accountant for Fiscal 2021; and
FOR ✔
Page 65
4
Amend the Company's Articles of Incorporation to increase the authorized Common Stock.
FOR ✔
Page 69
Only shareholders of record at the close of business on October 20, 2020 may vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment thereof.
By Order of the Board of Directors

Stacy L. Bogart
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Responsibility
Eden Prairie, MN
November 2, 2020
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Only holders of record of our common stock, par value $0.50 per share (“Common Stock”), at the close of business on October 20, 2020 will be entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting. On the Record Date, we had outstanding [  ] shares of Common Stock that were eligible to vote.
Review the Proxy Statement and Vote in One of Four Ways




During the Virtual Meeting:
Attend the live webcast meeting at 4:00 p.m. CST on December 15, 2020 by
visiting virtualshareholdermeeting.com/
WGO2020 and voting during the meeting. You will need your 16-digit control number included with your Notice of Internet Availability or proxy card.

By Internet:
Visit www.proxyvote.com to vote by internet. You will need your 16-digit control number included with your Notice of Internet Availability or proxy card when you access the website.



By Phone:
Call 1-800-690-6903 to vote by telephone. You will need your 16-digit control number included with your Notice of Internet Availability or proxy card when you call.

By Mail:
Complete and sign your proxy card and return it in the enclosed postage pre-paid envelope. If you received a Notice of Internet Availability, your notice provides instructions for requesting a proxy card.
Your Vote Is Important
Whether or not you expect to attend the virtual meeting, please vote via the Internet or telephone or request a paper proxy card to complete, sign and return by mail so that your shares may be voted. A prompt response is helpful and your cooperation is appreciated.

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Proxy Statement Summary
The table below summarizes the vote required to approve each proposal, the voting options for each proposal and other important information regarding voting on each proposal:
Proposals
Vote
Required
Voting
Options(1)
Board
Recommend
-ation(2)
Broker
Discretionary
Voting
Allowed(3)
1
Elect three Class III directors to hold office for a three-year term
Plurality of the votes cast(4)
FOR WITHHOLD
FOR
No
2
Advisory approval of executive compensation (the “Say on Pay” vote)
Majority of the votes cast(5)
FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN
FOR
No
3
Ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as our independent registered public accountant for the fiscal year ending August 28, 2021
Majority of the votes cast
FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN
FOR
Yes
4
Amend the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the authorized common stock
Majority of the votes cast
FOR AGAINST ABSTAIN
FOR
No
(1)
A withhold vote or abstention will have no impact on the outcome of the voting on any of the proposals.
(2)
If you submit a proxy without giving specific voting instructions, your shares will be voted in accordance with the Board's recommendations set forth above.
(3)
If broker discretionary voting is not allowed, your broker will not be able to vote your shares on these matters unless your broker receives voting instructions from you. A broker non-vote will have no effect on the outcome of the voting on any of the proposals.
(4)
The Board of Directors has adopted a majority voting policy for the election of directors in uncontested elections. Under this policy, in any uncontested election of directors of the Company, if any nominee receives less than a majority of the votes cast for the nominee, that nominee shall still be elected, but must tender his or her resignation to the full Board of Directors for consideration at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall only not accept the tendered resignation for, in its judgment, a compelling reason.
(5)
The vote of shareholders on this proposal is not binding on the Company, but rather is advisory in nature; however, the Board of Directors intends to carefully consider the result of the vote on this proposal.
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Voting Information
This Proxy Statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation by our Board of Directors of proxies to be used at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held virtually on December 15, 2020, at 4:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, and at any and all adjournments thereof (the “Annual Meeting” or the “Meeting”).
In accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the SEC, instead of mailing a printed copy of our proxy materials to each shareholder of record, we are now furnishing proxy materials to our shareholders on the Internet. If you received a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials by mail, you will not receive a printed copy of the proxy materials, unless you specifically request a printed copy. Instead, the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials will instruct you as to how you may access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials.
The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials also instructs you as to how you may submit your proxy on the Internet. If you received a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials by mail and would like to receive a printed copy of our proxy materials, you should follow the instructions for requesting such materials included in the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials.
It is anticipated that the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials will be mailed to shareholders on or about November 2, 2020.
Only holders of record of our common stock, par value $0.50 per share (“Common Stock”), at the close of business on October 20, 2020 (the “Record Date”) will be entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting. On the Record Date, we had outstanding [] shares of Common Stock that were eligible to vote. Each share of Common Stock entitles the holder to one vote on each matter to be voted upon at the meeting. A majority of the outstanding shares of Common Stock represented in person or by proxy will constitute a quorum for the Annual Meeting.
If you submit a proxy or attend the Meeting, your Common Stock will be counted for the purpose of determining whether there is a quorum.
If you submit your proxy without voting instructions, your shares will be voted in favor of each director and each other item considered for shareholder approval. If you hold shares through a broker, follow the voting instructions provided by your broker. Shares held in your name as the shareholder of record may be voted electronically during the Annual Meeting.
Before the Meeting, you can appoint a proxy to vote your shares of Common Stock by following the instructions as set forth in the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials. If, by request, you have received a printed copy of our proxy materials, you can appoint a proxy to vote your shares of Common Stock (i) by using the Internet (www.proxyvote.com), (ii) by calling the toll-free telephone number (1-800-690-6903) or (iii) you may indicate your vote by completing, signing and dating the proxy card where indicated and returning the card to Vote Processing, c/o Broadridge, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 14, 2020.
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If a proxy card is executed and returned, it may nevertheless be revoked at any time in accordance with the following instructions. A person may revoke a proxy electronically by entering a new vote via the Internet or by telephone or a proxy may be revoked by (i) giving written notice to the Secretary of the Company (the “Secretary”), (ii) subsequently granting a later-dated proxy, (iii) attending the Meeting and voting virtually or (iv) executing a proxy designating another person to represent you at the Meeting and voting by your representative at the Meeting. Unless revoked, the shares represented by validly executed proxies will be voted at the Meeting in accordance with the instructions indicated thereon. To revoke a proxy by telephone or the Internet, you must do so by 12:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on December 14, 2020 (following the directions on the instructions as set forth in the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or in the printed proxy materials received by request). Attendance at the Annual Meeting will not cause your previously granted proxy to be revoked unless you specifically so request. If the Meeting is adjourned for any reason, the proxies can vote your Common Stock on the new Meeting date as well, unless you have revoked your proxy instructions.
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Forward-looking Information
Statements in this Proxy Statement not based on historical facts are considered “forward-looking” and, accordingly, involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed. Although such forward-looking statements have been made in good faith and are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that the expected results will be achieved. These statements include (without limitation) statements as to future expectations, beliefs, plans, strategies, objectives, events, conditions and financial performance.
These statements are intended to constitute “forward-looking” statements in connection with the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Winnebago Industries, Inc., an Iowa corporation (the “Company,” “Winnebago Industries,” “we,” “us” and “our”), is providing this cautionary statement to disclose that there are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Reference is made to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 29, 2020 (the “2020 Form 10-K”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for a list of such factors.

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Proposal 1: Election of Directors
Our Board of Directors is divided into three classes with staggered terms, as nearly equal in number as possible. Our bylaws provide that our Board is comprised of between three and fifteen directors. The number of directors currently on the Board is nine, and the number of directors to be elected at the Annual Meeting has been set at three. The Board regularly reviews its composition and the mix of skills and experience of the directors. In the future, the Board may determine it is appropriate to increase its size in order to add a director or directors that would add value to the Company.
The Board of Directors of the Company adopted a majority voting policy for the election of directors in uncontested elections. Under this policy, in any uncontested election of directors of the Company, if any nominee receives less than a majority of the votes cast for the nominee, that nominee shall still be elected, but must tender his or her resignation to the full Board of Directors for consideration at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall only not accept the tendered resignation for, in its judgment, a compelling reason. If the Board of Directors, with the affected director not participating, does not accept the resignation at the regularly scheduled meeting following the election, then the nominee shall be considered elected and may serve out the term to which he or she was elected. In any contested election of directors where the number of nominees exceeds the number of available positions, strict plurality voting shall apply.
Directors are elected for a term of three years. At the Annual Meeting, the term of office of the Class III directors (Ms. Armbruster and Messrs. Happe and Fisher) will expire. Ms. Armbruster was elected as a Class III director at a regular meeting of the Board on December 18, 2019, at which time the size of the Board was increased to nine. Ms. Armbruster and Messrs. Happe and Fisher have been nominated as Class III directors. The Class III directors will be elected to serve in that class until the annual meeting following our Fiscal 2023 or until their respective successors are elected.
YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE FOR THE ELECTION OF THE DIRECTOR NOMINEES.
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Nominees for Class III Director to be Elected to Serve Until the Annual Meeting Following Fiscal 2023:


Age: 49
Director Since: 2019

Committees
Finance
Human Resources
Sara E. Armbruster

Sara E. Armbruster is Vice President, Strategy, Research and Digital Transformation for Steelcase Inc., a global office furniture manufacturer, a position she has held since March of 2018. Armbruster has held several leadership positions since joining Steelcase in 2007 as Vice President of Corporate Strategy. As her role increased in scope and complexity, she added responsibility for a range of innovation activities, including technology product development, design research, investment in external growth opportunities, and development of new business models. Before joining Steelcase, Ms. Armbruster was Vice President of Business Development at Banta Corporation, a contract printing company. Ms. Armbruster brings substantial experience in strategy, innovation, information technology, and digital transformation to our Board. As a senior executive of a public company with primary responsibility in these areas, she provides valuable strategic insights and expertise with respect to growth opportunities for the Company and areas of critical business innovation.

Skills and Qualifications:
Digital Transformation, Innovation/Technology, Strategy, Operational Expertise, Brand Management, Product Management


Age: 66
Director Since: 2015

Committees
Audit
Nominating and Governance (Chair)
William C. Fisher

William C. Fisher was the Chief Information Officer from 1999 until 2007 of Polaris Industries Inc., a manufacturer of power sports products. He was Vice President and CIO from November 2007 until his retirement in February 2015. During his tenure at Polaris, he also served as the General Manager of Service from 2005 until 2014 overseeing all technical, dealer, and consumer service operations. Prior to joining Polaris, Mr. Fisher was employed by MTS Systems for 15 years in various positions in information services, software engineering (applications and embedded control systems), factory automation, vehicle testing, and general management. Before that time, Mr. Fisher worked as a civil engineer for Anderson-Nichols and he later joined Autocon Industries, where he developed process control software. Mr. Fisher’s experience as CIO at Polaris Industries has provided substantial experience with information technology and cybersecurity issues. His experience as an engineer and in executive positions in service and consumer service operations provides valuable insight for our customer service function as well as relationships with channel partners. His familiarity with highly discretionary consumer products is a key asset as we focus on improved service and operational efficiency.

Skills and Qualifications:
Executive Leadership, Corporate Governance, Dealer Channel Management, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Technology Systems, Business Operations/Quality, Customer Service, Strategy

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Age: 49
Director Since: 2016
Michael J. Happe

Michael J. Happe joined Winnebago in January 2016, as the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director. Mr. Happe has transformed the company into an outdoor lifestyle company. Under his leadership, Winnebago has completed three major acquisitions, including Grand Design, Chris-Craft, and Newmar. He previously worked at The Toro Company, a manufacturer of turf maintenance equipment and irrigation system supplies, where he most recently served as an Executive Officer and Group Vice President of Toro’s Residential and Contractor businesses, until 2015. A 19-year veteran of Toro, he held a series of senior leadership positions throughout his career across a variety of the company’s domestic and international divisions. Mr. Happe’s knowledge of all aspects of the business as CEO and his drive for excellence position him well to serve on the Board. His extensive experience and positions rising in complexity and breadth at Toro, including global business affairs, brings further expertise in corporate leadership and development and execution of business growth strategy.

Skills and Qualifications:
Executive Leadership, Talent Management, Business Ethics, Mergers & Acquisitions, Brand Management, Sales and Marketing, Strategy, Business Operations
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Class I Directors Whose Term Expires at the Annual Meeting Following Fiscal 2021:


Age: 53
Director Since: 2018

Committees
Audit
Finance (Chair)
Maria F. Blase

Maria F. Blase currently serves as President of the Power Tools and Lifting businesses of Ingersoll Rand, a global industrial manufacturing company. Ms. Blase has more than 28 years of experience with diverse industries, including transport, buildings, services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and mining. After joining Ingersoll Rand in 1999, she was promoted to global financial roles of increasing importance, including chief financial officer of the $8 billion Climate Solutions sector. In 2013, she was named President of the HVAC and Transport Latin America business of Ingersoll Rand, and in late 2017 she assumed her most recent role.

Ms. Blase is a CPA and her previous experience includes various positions at KPMG LLP from 1993 to 1999 in increasing scope and complexity. Due to Ms. Blase’s relevant experience in finance, accounting and controls, the Board determined that she is an audit committee financial expert. Ms. Blase brings to the Board extensive experience in international, strategic planning, acquisitions and driving business growth. The Board believes her financial and business expertise will add valuable insights to the Board.

Skills and Qualifications:
Financial Expertise/Literacy, Financial/Capital Allocation, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Operation Expertise, Executive Leadership, Risk Management, Global Experience


Age: 60
Director Since: 2015

Committees
Human Resources
Nominating and Governance
Christopher J. Braun

Christopher J. Braun has over 30 years of leadership experience encompassing manufacturing, finance and sales. Most recently, he was self-employed as a management consultant from 2014 through February 2020. He founded Teton Buildings in 2008 and held the position of CEO through 2013. His previous experience includes CEO of Teton Homes, Executive Vice President - RV Group at Fleetwood Enterprises and various senior management positions within PACCAR Corporation, a manufacturer of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks. As a recognized leader in the RV industry, Mr. Braun provides keen insights to the Board. His prior experience in the RV industry, combined with his vast manufacturing background and his role as a former CEO make him well-positioned to critically and thoughtfully review and guide the Company’s strategy.

Skills and Qualifications:
Executive Leadership, Business Operations, Dealer Channel Operations, Marketing/Sales, Product Management, Industry Expertise, Talent Management, Strategy

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Chairman of the Board

Age: 63
Director Since: 2015

Committees
Audit
Finance
David W. Miles

David W. Miles, a financial adviser, entrepreneur and investor, was elected as Chairman of the Board in June 2019. Mr. Miles is co-founder and Managing Principal of ManchesterStory Group, an early stage venture capital firm, and founder and manager of The Miles Group, LLC, which makes direct and indirect private equity investments. He is also a director and chair of the Audit Committee of Northwest Financial Corporation. Until the company’s sale in March 2020, Mr. Miles was the principal owner of Miles Capital, Inc., an institutional asset management firm serving insurance companies, public bodies, foundations & endowments, and high net worth investors, where he worked for over twenty-three years. Mr. Miles served as Executive Vice President, Principal Mutual Funds, and Executive Vice President, AMCORE Financial, Inc., where he was responsible for asset management, trust, private banking, brokerage, employee benefits and insurance services. During his career, Mr. Miles has served as a director or officer of more than 60 public mutual funds with total assets exceeding $30 billion. Due to Mr. Miles’ vast experience in finance and as an investment advisor, the Board determined that he is an audit committee financial expert. Mr. Miles brings legal and investment transaction experience to the Board. He also brings significant expertise in financial reporting and capital allocation strategy.

Skills and Qualifications:
Financial Expertise/Literacy, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial/Capital Allocation, Business Operations, Business Ethics, Technology
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Class II Directors Whose Term Expires at the Annual Meeting Following Fiscal 2022:


Age: 69
Director Since: 2008

Committees
Human Resources
Nominating and Governance
Robert M. Chiusano

Robert M. Chiusano has served as a principal in RMC Consulting, LLC, a company focused on leadership development and operational excellence, since 2007. Mr. Chiusano previously served as Executive Vice President and Special Assistant to the CEO and a former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of both the Government and Commercial Systems business segments of Rockwell Collins, Inc. Mr. Chiusano also currently serves as an adjunct professor in the University of Iowa College of Engineering where he has served since 2001 and is a member of the Coe College Board of Trustees where he serves as the Chairman of the College Relations Committee. As the former Chief Operating Officer of both Government and Commercial Systems of Rockwell Collins, Inc., Mr. Chiusano brings senior level business leadership and strategic planning skills and an operating background to the Board. As principal of RMC Consulting, LLC, he also brings leadership development and operational excellence skills to the Board. Mr. Chiusano served as our Chairman of the Board from 2016 to June 2019.

Skills and Qualifications:
Executive Leadership, Talent Management, Business Operations, Product Management, Finance/Capital Allocation, Strategy, Business Ethics, Academia/Education


Age: 62
Director Since: 2017

Committees
Audit (Chair)
Finance
Richard (Rick) D. Moss

Richard (Rick) D. Moss most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hanesbrands, Inc., a leading global basic apparel manufacturer, from 2011 until his retirement on December 31, 2017. Mr. Moss joined Hanesbrands as Senior Vice President - Finance and Treasurer and had several roles increasing in scope and complexity prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his roles at Hanesbrands, Mr. Moss served as CFO of Chattem Inc., a consumer products company. Mr. Moss has been a director of Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc. since May 2018, and also serves as a director for the Center for Creative Economy. Due to Mr. Moss’ relevant experience in finance, accounting, and auditing, the Board determined he is an audit committee financial expert. With his many years of experience as a chief financial officer and executive at a public company, Mr. Moss provides the Board expertise in financial and strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions and integration of businesses following mergers and acquisitions, as well as capital allocation strategies and complex financial issues.

Skills and Qualifications:
Financial Expertise/Literacy, Financial/Capital Allocation, Executive Leadership, Mergers & Acquisitions, Risk Management, Regulatory/Compliance, Technology/Cyber-Security

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Age: 61
Director Since: 2017

Committees
Human Resources (Chair)
Nominating and Governance
John M. Murabito

John M. Murabito has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Cigna Corporation, a health services company, since 2003. His other Human Resources leadership roles have included Chief Human Resources Officer at Monsanto Company and Group Vice President, Human Resources for Frito-Lay, Inc., a division of PepsiCo. Mr. Murabito is a Fellow and Chair of the National Academy of Human Resources, a Member of the Boards of Trustees of the Human Resources Policy Association and the American Health Policy Institute, and serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Mr. Murabito brings strong executive leadership and talent management expertise to our Board as a senior executive of a public company. He provides valuable insights on human capital, executive compensation, leadership development and succession planning to the Board.

Skills and Qualifications:
Executive Leadership, Global Experience, Mergers & Acquisitions, Talent Management, Business Ethics
The Nominating and Governance Committee recommended, and the Board approved, the nomination of Ms. Armbruster and Messrs. Fisher and Happe as Class III directors.
Discretionary authority is solicited to vote for the election of a substitute for any of the Class III director nominees (Ms. Armbruster and Messrs. Fisher and Happe) who, for any reason currently unknown, cannot be a candidate for election.
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Corporate Governance
Board Leadership Structure
Our By-Laws and Corporate Governance Policy delegate to the Board of Directors the right to exercise its discretion to either separate or combine the offices of Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). This decision is based upon the Board’s determination of what is in the best interests of Winnebago Industries and our shareholders, in light of then-current and anticipated future circumstances and taking into consideration succession planning, skills and experience of the individual(s) filling those positions, and other relevant factors.
The Board, as part of its continuing obligation to determine the appropriate role for the Chair, has concluded that at this time the Company should have an independent Chair. The Board concluded that this structure provides us with a strong governance and leadership structure that is designed to exercise independent oversight of members of our management team (“Management”) and key issues related to strategy and risk. Mr. Miles, an independent director, has served as Chair since June 16, 2019.
In addition, only independent directors serve on the Audit Committee, the Human Resources Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board. Non-employee directors regularly hold executive sessions of the Board outside the presence of the CEO or any other employee under the Corporate Governance Policy that requires the Board’s independent directors to hold executive sessions at least once each year; such executive sessions are led by the Chair.
The Board recognizes that, depending on the specific characteristics and circumstances of the Company, other leadership structures might also be appropriate. The Company is committed to reviewing this determination on an annual basis. According to the Company’s Corporate Governance Policy, whenever the Chair of the Board is also the CEO or an employee of the Company, the non-employee directors shall select an independent director to preside or lead at each executive session (the “Lead Director”). The Company’s Corporate Governance Policy sets forth the authority, duties and responsibilities of any Lead Director.
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Required Committees of the Board
The Board has established standing Audit, Human Resources, Nominating and Governance and Finance Committees to assist it in the discharge of its responsibilities. Each of such committees is governed by a written charter. A description of each committee, including its membership, principal responsibilities, and meeting frequency, is set forth below.
 
Committees of the Board
 
Audit
Human
Resources
Nominating and
Governance
Finance
Sara E. Armbruster(1)


Maria F. Blase(1)(2)


Christopher J. Braun(1)


Robert M. Chiusano(1)


William C. Fisher(1)


David W. Miles (Chair)(1)(2)


Richard D. Moss(1)(2)


John M. Murabito(1)


Number of meetings in Fiscal 2020
8
5
6
8
Conducted a self-assessment of its performance

Chair

Member
(1)
Determined to be “independent” under applicable listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”).
(2)
Designated as an “audit committee financial expert” for purposes of Item 407, Regulation S-K under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

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Audit Committee

Members
Richard D. Moss,
Maria F. Blase
William C. Fisher
David W. Miles
Each year, the committee appoints the independent registered public accountant to examine our financial statements. It reviews with representatives of the independent registered public accountant the auditing arrangements and scope of the independent registered public accountant’s examination of the books, results of those audits, any non-audit services, their fees for all such services and any problems identified by and recommendations of the independent registered public accountant regarding internal controls. Others in regular attendance for part of the Audit Committee meeting typically include: the Board Chair; the CEO; the CFO; the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Responsibility; and the Corporate Controller.

The Audit Committee meets at least annually with the CFO, the internal auditors and the independent auditors in separate executive sessions. The Audit Committee is also prepared to meet privately at any time at the request of the independent registered public accountant or members of our Management to review any special situation arising on any of the above subjects. The Audit Committee also performs other duties as set forth in its written charter which is available for review on the Corporate Governance portion of the Investor Relations section of our Web Site at http://www.winnebagoind.com. The Audit Committee annually reviews its written charter and recommends to the Board such changes as it deems necessary.
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Nominating and Governance Committee

Members
William C. Fisher,
Christopher J. Braun
Robert M. Chiusano
John M. Murabito
The Nominating and Governance Committee’s charter, which is available for review on the Corporate Governance portion of the Investor Relations section of our Web Site at http://www.winnebagoind.com, establishes the scope of the committee’s duties to include: (1) adopting policies and procedures for identifying and evaluating director nominees, including nominees recommended by shareholders; (2) identifying and evaluating individuals qualified to become Board members, considering director candidates recommended by shareholders and recommending that the Board select the director nominees for the next annual meeting of shareholders; (3) establishing a process by which shareholders and other interested parties are able to communicate with members of the Board; (4) developing and recommending to the Board a Corporate Governance Policy applicable to the Company; (5) reviewing and approving Related Person Transactions (as defined below); and (6) overseeing the Company’s commitment to corporate responsibility matters, including environmental, social and governance matters.

The committee recommended to the Board the director-nominees proposed in this Proxy Statement for election by the shareholders. The Nominating and Governance Committee reviews the qualifications of, and recommends to the Board, candidates to fill Board vacancies as they may occur during the year. The Nominating and Governance Committee will consider suggestions from all sources, including shareholders, regarding possible candidates for director. See also “Fiscal 2021 Shareholder Proposals” for a summary of the procedures that shareholders should follow to nominate a director.
Finance Committee

Members
Maria F. Blase,
Sara E. Armbruster
David W. Miles
Richard D. Moss
The Finance Committee’s charter, which is available for review on the Corporate Governance portion of the Investor Relations section of our Web Site at http://www.winnebagoind.com, establishes the scope of the committee’s duties to include: recommending to the Board financial policies, goals, and budgets that support the financial health, strategic goals, mission, and values of the Company, including the long-range financial plan of the Company, and annual capital budgets; evaluating major capital expenditures and financial transactions.

The Finance Committee has oversight in the following specific areas: strategic transactions, capitalization and debt and equity offerings, capital expenditure plans, financial review of business plans, rating agencies and investor relations, dividends, share repurchase authorizations, investment policy, debt management, tax strategies, and financial risk management.

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Human Resources Committee

Members
John M. Murabito,
Sara E. Armbruster
Christopher J. Braun
Robert M. Chiusano
The Human Resources Committee’s charter, which is available for review on the Corporate Governance portion of the Investor Relations section of our Web Site at http://www.winnebagoind.com, establishes the scope of the committee’s duties to include: (1) reviewing and approving corporate goals and objectives relevant to compensation of our CEO, evaluating performance and compensation of our CEO in light of such goals and objectives and establishing compensation levels for other executive officers; (2) overseeing the evaluation of our executive officers (other than the CEO) and approving the general compensation program and salary structure of such executive officers; (3) administering and approving awards under our incentive compensation and equity-based plan; (4) reviewing and approving all executive officer compensation, including any executive employment agreements, severance agreements, and change in control agreements; (5) from time to time, reviewing the list of peer group companies used for compensation purposes; (6) reviewing and approving Board retainer fees, attendance fees, and other compensation, if any, to be paid to non-employee directors; (7) reviewing and discussing with Management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section and certain other disclosures, including those relating to compensation advisors, compensation risk and the “say on pay” vote, as applicable for our Form 10-K and proxy statement; (8) preparing the committee’s annual report on executive compensation for our Form 10-K and proxy statement; and (9) overseeing policies and strategies relating to corporate culture and human capital management, including diversity, equity and inclusion.

During Fiscal 2019, Mr. Happe recommended to the Committee proposals for base salary as well as short-term and long-term incentive grants for Fiscal 2020. Following Fiscal 2020, Mr. Happe recommended Fiscal 2020 incentive payments based upon financial and individual performance results. The Committee separately considers, discusses, modifies as appropriate, and takes action on such proposals and determines the compensation of the CEO and other NEOs. See “Compensation Discussion and Analysis - Determination of Compensation - Role of Management” below for further detail.

Role of Compensation Consultants — The Human Resources Committee is authorized to retain an outside compensation consultant for matters relating to executive compensation. For Fiscal 2020, the Committee retained Semler Brossy Consulting Group LLC (“Semler Brossy”) to advise on certain executive compensation-related matters, as further described in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” Section.
Our Board of Directors held five regular meetings and seven special meetings during Fiscal 2020. Actions taken by any committee of the Board are reported generally to the Board of Directors at its next meeting. During Fiscal 2020, all of the directors attended more than 75% of the aggregate of Board of Directors’ meetings and meetings of committees of the Board on which
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they served. Our Corporate Governance Policy, discussed below, encourages, but does not require, Board members to attend annual meetings of shareholders. At the last annual meeting of shareholders, all of the then-current directors were in attendance.
Executive Sessions of Non-Employee Directors — Independent directors meet privately in executive sessions to consider such matters as they deem appropriate, without Management being present, as a routinely scheduled agenda item for every Board meeting and at least once a year pursuant to the requirements of the NYSE. During Fiscal 2020, all non-employee directors were independent.
Procedures With Respect to Nominations of Directors
The Nominating and Governance Committee will consider as a candidate any director who has indicated to the Nominating and Governance Committee that he or she is willing to stand for re-election, and who has not reached the age of 72 years prior to the date of re-election to the Board, as well as any other person who is appropriately recommended by any shareholder. The Nominating and Governance Committee may also undertake its own search process for candidates and may retain the services of professional search firms or other third parties to assist in identifying and evaluating potential nominees.
In considering a potential nominee for the Board, candidates also will be assessed in the context of the then-current composition of the Board, the operating requirements of the Company and the long-term interests of all shareholders. In conducting this assessment, the Nominating and Governance Committee will consider diversity (including, but not limited to, age, experience and skills) and such other factors as it deems appropriate given the then-current and anticipated future needs of the Board and the Company in order to maintain a balance of perspectives, qualifications, qualities and skills on the Board. Although the Nominating and Governance Committee may seek candidates that have different qualities and experiences at different times in order to maximize the aggregate experience, qualities and strengths of the Board members, nominees for each election or appointment of directors will be evaluated using a substantially similar process, without regard to race, religion, gender, national origin or other protected category, and under no circumstances will the Nominating and Governance Committee evaluate nominees recommended by a shareholder of the Company pursuant to a process substantially different than that used for other nominees for the same election or appointment of directors.
The Nominating and Governance Committee may also consider such other factors as it may deem are in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. The Nominating and Governance Committee does, however, believe it appropriate for at least one member of the Board and Audit Committee to meet the criteria as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined by SEC rules.
Sara E. Armbruster was appointed a Class III member of the Board of Directors, effective December 18, 2019. The Nominating and Governance Committee led the process for selecting the director nominee and recommending the selected nominee to the Board. A third-party search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, assisted the Nominating and Governance Committee with its recruitment efforts and identified Ms. Armbruster as a candidate due to a number of factors, including her substantial experience in strategy, innovation, information technology, and digital transformation. The search firm recommended candidates that satisfied the Board’s criteria. The search firm also provided research and pertinent information regarding candidates, as the Committee requested.

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Policy and Procedures With Respect to Related Person Transactions
The Board of Directors adopted the Winnebago Industries, Inc. Related Person Transaction Policy and Procedures, which provides that the Nominating and Governance Committee will review and approve Related Person Transactions (as defined below); provided that the Human Resources Committee will review and approve the compensation of each employee who is an immediate family member of a director or executive officer and whose compensation exceeds $120,000. The Nominating and Governance Committee has delegated authority to its Chair to act between committee meetings. The policy defines a “Related Person Transaction” as a transaction, arrangement or relationship (or any series of similar transactions, arrangements or relationships) in which we were, are or will be a participant and the amount involved exceeds $120,000 and in which any Related Person (as defined below) had, has or will have a direct or indirect material interest, other than:
(1)
competitively bid or regulated public utility services transactions,
(2)
transactions involving trustee type services,
(3)
transactions in which the Related Person’s interest arises solely from ownership of our equity securities and all equity security holders received the same benefit on a pro rata basis,
(4)
an employment relationship or transaction involving an executive officer and any related compensation solely resulting from that employment relationship or transaction if:
(i)
the compensation arising from the relationship or transaction is or will be reported pursuant to the SEC’s executive and director compensation proxy statement disclosure rules; or
(ii)
the executive officer is not an immediate family member of another executive officer or director and such compensation would have been reported under the SEC’s executive and director compensation proxy statement disclosure rules as compensation earned for services if the executive officer was a NEO, as that term is defined in the SEC’s executive and director compensation proxy statement disclosure rules, and such compensation has been or will be approved, or recommended to our Board of Directors for approval, by the Human Resources Committee of our Board of Directors, or
(5)
if the compensation of or transaction with a director is or will be reported pursuant to the SEC’s executive and director compensation proxy statement disclosure rules.
“Related Person” is defined as (1) each director, director nominee and executive officer, (2) 5% or greater beneficial owners, or (3) immediate family members of the foregoing persons.
The Nominating and Governance Committee will assess whether a proposed transaction is a Related Person Transaction for purposes of the policy. Under the policy, the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee has the authority to pre-approve or ratify (as applicable) any Related Person Transaction with a Related Person in which the aggregate amount involved is expected to be less than $500,000.
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The policy recognizes that certain Related Person Transactions are in our and our shareholders’ best interests. Each of the following Related Person Transactions are deemed to be pre-approved by the Nominating and Governance Committee pursuant to the policy, even if the aggregate amount involved will exceed $120,000:
Certain transactions with other companies. Any transaction with another company at which a Related Person’s only relationship is as an employee (other than an executive officer), director or beneficial owner of less than 10% of that company’s shares or other equity securities, if the aggregate amount involved does not exceed the greater of $1 million, or 2% of that company’s total annual revenues.
Certain Company charitable contributions. Any charitable contribution, grant or endowment by Winnebago Industries or the Winnebago Industries Foundation to a charitable organization, foundation or university at which a Related Person’s only relationship is as an employee (other than an officer), if the aggregate amount involved does not exceed $100,000.
The approval procedures in the policy identify the factors the Nominating and Governance Committee will consider in evaluating whether to approve or ratify Related Person Transactions or material amendments to pre-approved Related Person Transactions. The Nominating and Governance Committee will consider the relevant facts and circumstances, including (if applicable) but not limited to: whether the Related Person Transaction is on terms no less favorable than terms generally available to an unaffiliated third-party under the same or similar circumstances, the extent of the Related Person’s interest in the transaction, and whether the proposed Related Person Transaction is in compliance with or would require disclosure under applicable SEC rules and regulations, NYSE listing requirements and our policies.
The policy provides for the annual pre-approval by the Nominating and Governance Committee of certain Related Person Transactions that are identified in the policy, as the policy may be supplemented and amended. During Fiscal 2020, the only related party transactions involved Donald Clark and Matthew Miller, two of our executive officers. Donald Clark has a 20% ownership interest in Three Oaks, LLC, an entity which owns the land and buildings that Grand Design RV, LLC (“Grand Design”) leases in order to operate its business. These related party transactions consist of the following: (i) Grand Design has paid $818,040 to Three Oaks, LLC under its lease with Three Oaks, LLC that was entered into on November 8, 2016 and amended on February 7, 2018 and October 4, 2019, and (iii) Grand Design has paid $900,000 to Three Oaks, LLC under its other existing lease with Three Oaks, LLC, which was entered into on October 2, 2016 and amended on October 4, 2019, for a total of $1,718,040 paid to Three Oaks, LLC during Fiscal 2020 under its leases with them. Matthew Miller’s brother-in-law owns a construction business (“John Mast Construction”) that provided construction services to Newmar during Fiscal 2020. The construction services provided by John Mast Construction were for a construction project that was underway at the time of our acquisition of Newmar. In Fiscal 2020, the Company paid a total of $1,350,000 to John Mast Construction for these construction services. Each of these transactions with Three Oaks, LLC and John Mast Construction was approved by the Nominating and Governance Committee or the full Board.

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Corporate Governance Policies and Code of Conduct
The Board of Directors has adopted a Corporate Governance Policy and written charters for its Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Finance Committee.
On August 15, 2018, the Board of Directors adopted a revised Code of Conduct applicable to all of our directors, officers, employees and business partners, which superseded the Company’s previous Code of Ethics. The revised Code of Conduct incorporates a number of revisions intended to make the document more accessible, broadly applicable, comprehensive and current.
On April 21, 2020, the Company published its inaugural Human Rights Policy. The Human Rights Policy, which is applicable to all of our directors, officers, employees and business partners, describes the Company’s commitment to upholding and promoting fundamental human rights, including with respect to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, a respectful work environment, diversity and inclusion, and fair labor practices.
These policies, charters, codes and other items relating to our governance are available on the Corporate Governance portion of the Investor Relations section of our Web Site at http://www.winnebagoind.com. These documents are also available in print free of charge to any shareholder who requests them in writing from: Winnebago Industries, Inc., Attn: Senior Vice President-General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Responsibility, 13200 Pioneer Trail, Suite 150, Eden Prairie, MN 55347. Information contained on our Web Site is not incorporated into this Proxy Statement or other securities filings.
Director Independence
Under our Corporate Governance Policy and NYSE rules, the Board must have a majority of directors who meet the standards for independence. The Board must determine, based on a review of the relevant facts and circumstances, whether each director satisfies the criteria for independence. The Board undertook an annual review of director and director nominee independence. During this review, the Board considered a variety of relevant facts and circumstances, including a review of all transactions and relationships between each director and director nominee or any member of his immediate family and the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates known to the Company. The Board also considered whether there were any transactions or relationships between directors, nominees or any member of their immediate family (or any entity of which a director, director nominee or an immediate family member is an executive officer, general partner or significant equity holder).
The purpose of this review was to determine whether any such relationships or transactions existed or exist that were inconsistent with a determination that the director or nominee is independent. As part of the Board’s assessment of Mr. Murabito’s independence, the Board considered that the Company purchased medical insurance benefits for the Chris-Craft business from Cigna, where Mr. Murabito serves as an executive officer, in Fiscal 2020. Since the amount involved in these transactions was less than 1% of both our and Cigna’s annual revenues, Mr. Murabito was not personally involved in these transactions and he receives no particular benefit related to these transactions, the Board concluded that these transactions did not impair Mr. Murabito’s independence. As a result of this review, the Board, at its meeting in October 2020, affirmatively determined that each of Ms. Blase (Class I director), Mr. Braun (Class I director), Mr. Miles (Class I director), Mr. Chiusano (Class II director), Mr. Moss (Class II director), Mr. Murabito (Class II director), Ms. Armbruster (Class III director) and Mr. Fisher (Class III
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director), are independent as defined by the relevant provisions of applicable law and the NYSE listing standards, and that each independent director has no material relationship with Winnebago Industries. As a result of this review, the Board determined that a majority of directors are independent.
All members of the Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Finance Committee are independent under any additional independence requirements applicable to such committees under the NYSE and SEC standards.
Mr. Happe (Class III director) is not independent because of his employment as CEO and President of the Company.
Shareholder and Other Interested Party Communications with Directors
Shareholders and other interested parties who desire to communicate with our directors or a particular director may write to: Winnebago Industries, Inc., Attn: Senior Vice President-General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Responsibility, 13200 Pioneer Trail, Suite 150, Eden Prairie, MN 55347; or e-mail: SLBogart@winnebagoind.com. All communications must be accompanied by the following information (i) if the person submitting the communication is a shareholder, a statement of the number of shares of Common Stock that the person holds; (ii) if the person submitting the communication is not a shareholder and is submitting the communication to the non-employee directors as an interested party, the nature of the person’s interest in the Company; (iii) any special interest, meaning an interest not in the capacity of a shareholder, of the person in the subject matter of the communication; and (iv) the address, telephone number and e-mail address, if any, of the person submitting the communication. Communications received from shareholders and other interested parties to the Board of Directors will be reviewed by the Senior Vice President-General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Responsibility, or such other person designated by all non-employee directors of the Board, and if they are relevant and appropriate, they will be forwarded to the Board Chair or applicable Board member or members as expeditiously as reasonably practicable.
Risk Management Oversight Process
We face a number of risks, including financial, technological, operational, strategic and competitive risks. Management is responsible for the day-to-day management of risks we face, while the Board has responsibility for the oversight of risk management. In its risk oversight role, the Board reviews and monitors our processes for identification, management and mitigation of risk by our Management and assesses whether our processes are adequate and functioning as designed.
Our Board is actively involved in overseeing risk management and it exercises its oversight both through the full Board and the standing committees of the Board: the Audit Committee, the Human Resources Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Finance Committee. These standing committees exercise oversight of the risks within their areas of responsibility, as disclosed in the descriptions of each of the committees above and in the charters of each of the committees. The Board and these committees receive information used in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities through our executive officers and other advisors, including our legal counsel, our independent registered public accounting firm, our consulting firm for internal controls over financial reporting, and the compensation consultants we have engaged from time to time.

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At meetings of the Board, Management makes presentations to the Board regarding our business strategy, operations, financial performance, annual budgets, technology and other matters. Many of these presentations include information relating to the challenges and risks to our business and the Board and Management actively engage in discussion on these topics. Each of the committees also receives reports from Management regarding matters relevant to the work of that committee. These Management reports are supplemented by information relating to risk from our advisors. Additionally, following committee meetings, the Board receives reports by each committee chair regarding the committee’s considerations and actions. In this way, the Board also receives additional information regarding the risk oversight functions performed by each of these committees.
Hedging and Pledging
Hedging transactions, by offsetting against the market value of our stock, can reduce exposure to changes in the value of our stock and can thereby reduce alignment with the interests of our shareholders. Under our hedging and pledging policy included in our Insider Trading Policy, as revised in October of 2019, all directors, officers, and employees, including their family members and designees, are prohibited at all times from (i) holding any Company securities in a margin account or pledging Company securities as collateral for a loan; (ii) engaging in transactions in puts, calls, or other derivative transactions relating to the Company’s securities; (iii) short-selling securities of the Company; and (iv) purchasing any financial instruments (including prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars, and exchange funds) that are designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of any equity securities of the Company. The prohibition on hedging does not restrict general portfolio diversification transactions or investments in broad-based index funds.
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Director Compensation
Beginning in Fiscal 2018 and continuing through Fiscal 2020, the Human Resources Committee engaged Semler Brossy to analyze the total compensation paid to the Board of Directors. Semler Brossy assisted the Committee in reviewing the market data and made recommendations regarding the types and amounts of compensation the Company pays its non-employee directors. The Committee approved increases to the non-employee directors’ compensation beginning in Fiscal 2019 and continuing in Fiscal 2020, as well as temporary compensation reductions, in each case as described below.
Employee directors receive no additional compensation for serving on the Board or its committees. During Fiscal 2019, each of our non-employee directors received an annual retainer of $75,000 payable quarterly, a restricted stock unit award valued at $95,000, and reimbursement of expenses incurred in attending Board and committee meetings. Due to their increased responsibilities and duties, the Chair of the Board received an additional annual retainer of $40,000, the Audit Committee Chair received an additional annual retainer of $10,000, and the Chairs of the other Board committees also received an additional annual retainer of $5,000. Commencing with the October 2019 restricted stock unit grant, the restricted stock unit award was increased to $110,000, a $15,000 increase over the prior year, and the annual retainer for the Chair of the Board and of each committee was increased by $5,000, to $45,000 for the Chair of the Board, $15,000 for the Audit Committee Chair, and $10,000 for the Chairs of the other Board committees.
Effective from April 1, 2020 through the remainder of Fiscal 2020, the annual cash retainer for non-employee directors, including for chair roles, was reduced by 25%. This voluntary reduction was approved by the Board on April 1, 2020, and was taken in response to the economic disruption created by the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). On August 19, 2020, the Committee recommended, and the Board approved, the reinstatement of the annual cash retainer to 100% of the pre-COVID-19 levels, effective Fiscal 2021.
Director equity awards are granted prospectively for the upcoming year. This means that any new directors will receive a prorated award at the next regularly scheduled Board meeting, if the next regularly scheduled Board meeting is not the meeting at which annual awards are granted. Directors who joined prior to this time will receive an award of the annual grant prior to separation of service from the Board.
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Director Compensation Table
The following table sets forth the total compensation paid to each non-employee director for Fiscal 2020, other than reimbursement for travel expenses:
Director
Fees Earned
or Paid in
Cash(1)(2)
($)
Stock
Awards(3)
($)
All
Other
Compensation(4)
($)
Total
($)
Sara E. Armbruster
$45,010  
$ 77,000(5)
$122,010
Maria F. Blase
76,146  
110,000   
​—
186,146
Christopher J. Braun
67,188  
110,000   
177,188
Robert M. Chiusano
67,188  
110,000   
177,188
William C. Fisher
76,146  
110,000   
186,146
David W. Miles
107,500  
110,000   
217,500
Richard D. Moss
80,625  
110,000   
190,625
John M. Murabito
76,146  
110,000   
186,146
(1)
Our directors may elect to receive retainer fees in cash or may defer their retainer fees into the Directors’ Deferred Compensation Plan.
(2)
The Chair of the Board receives an additional $45,000 retainer per year, the Audit Committee Chair receives an additional $15,000 retainer per year, and the Chairs of the other Board committees receive an additional $10,000 retainer per year, each of which are reflected in these figures.
(3)
These awards, with the exception of Ms. Armbruster’s award, are valued at $37.33 per share, the closing stock price on October 9, 2019, the date of the restricted stock grant. Ms. Armbruster’s award is valued at $48.72 per share, the closing stock price on December 18, 2019, the date of the restricted stock grant.
(4)
None of the directors received perquisites and other personal benefits in an aggregate amount of $10,000 or more.
(5)
Ms. Armbruster received a prorated restricted stock unit grant upon her election to be a director on December 18, 2019, reflecting the portion of Fiscal 2020 that Ms. Armbruster served as a director.

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Non-Employee Director Equity Awards Outstanding as of August 29, 2020
As of August 29, 2020, our non-employee directors held the restricted stock awards and stock units set forth below. The stock units in the right column were granted under the Directors’ Deferred Compensation Plan described below.
Director
Restricted
Stock Awards /
Units
Deferred
Stock
Units
Sara E. Armbruster
1,580   
—   
Maria F. Blase
5,944   
—   
Christopher J. Braun
10,684   
—   
Robert M. Chiusano
26,184   
27,069   
William C. Fisher
16,684   
7,851   
David W. Miles
10,684   
1,951   
Richard D. Moss
8,084   
—   
John M. Murabito
8,084   
—   
Director Ownership Guidelines
Our Corporate Governance Policy requires us to maintain guidelines encouraging non-employee director stock ownership. The guidelines currently in effect require non-employee directors to hold Common Stock, stock units or other equity equivalents having a market value of at least 500% of their annual cash retainer of $75,000 (as well as any additional cash retainer amounts earned relating to his or her chair positions), and that they attain this level of stock ownership within five years of becoming a director. Based on the holdings noted above, all non-employee directors have met this goal, or are on track to meet this goal, within the prescribed five-year time frame.
Directors’ Deferred Compensation Plan
Directors may participate in the Winnebago Industries, Inc. Directors’ Deferred Compensation Plan (as amended, the “Directors’ Deferred Compensation Plan”), which enables non-employee directors (the “participants”) to receive compensation for board service in a form other than as direct payments and to defer taxes on such compensation.
A participant may elect to apply either 50% or 100% of his or her annual cash retainer amounts to either, but not both, of the following forms: “Money Credits” or “Winnebago Stock Units,” and 100% of his or her equity award as deferred compensation in the form of “Winnebago Stock Units.”
Money Credits are units credited in the form of dollars in accordance with the participant’s election to such participant’s account established by the Company. The Money Credits accrue interest from the credit date. Presently, the interest rate to be applied to the participant’s Money Credits is the 30-year Treasury bond yield as of the first business day of the plan year.
Winnebago Stock Units are units credited in the form of Common Stock of the Company in accordance with the participant’s annual deferral election. The shares of our Common Stock issued in connection with our Directors’ Deferred Compensation Plan consists of our treasury
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shares and like all of our Common Stock, generally, will accrue dividends, if any, paid by us on our Common Stock. Winnebago Stock Units will be recorded in such participant’s account on the basis of the closing price of a share of our Common Stock on the NYSE on the date upon which the account is credited.
The Winnebago stock units credited to participant’s accounts are included in the Common Stock ownership table under the caption “Voting Securities and Principal Holders Thereof.” The directors, however, do not have any rights to vote or dispose of any shares of Common Stock underlying the stock units until their service as director ends or upon his or her attainment of age 69-1/2 while serving as a director.
In the event of a “change of control" of the Company, as defined in the Directors’ Deferred Compensation Plan, a participant generally will receive a lump-sum distribution of his or her account within 30 days following his or her termination of service as a director after such change in control.
Director Annual Equity Grants
The Fiscal 2020 equity awards granted in October 2019 were made pursuant to the Winnebago Industries, Inc. 2019 Omnibus Incentive Plan, which limits the aggregate grant date fair value of all equity awards to a non-employee director during a calendar year to not more than $300,000, excluding awards granted at a director’s request in lieu of cash retainers or other fees payable in cash.
Beginning with the Fiscal 2019 annual equity awards, we began to grant restricted stock units rather than restricted stock to our non-employee directors. Also, each director equity award, awarded in the form of restricted stock units, will vest approximately one year from the date of the applicable grant, provided that participants are restricted from selling, pledging or transferring the Common Stock underlying the vested restricted stock units until the date the participant separates from service on the Board. In the event that a participant terminates his or her service as a director prior to the vesting of the underlying restricted stock unit award, the award will be forfeited by the director. Directors also may elect to defer settlement of their vested restricted stock units until the director’s service to the Company terminates.

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Proposal 2: Approval of Executive Compensation (the “Say on Pay” Vote)
The Dodd-Frank Act requires the Board to provide our shareholders with the opportunity to vote, on a non-binding, advisory basis, on the compensation of our NEOs as set forth in this Proxy Statement in accordance with the compensation disclosure rules of the SEC. This proposal is also referred to as the “Say on Pay” vote. At the 2017 Annual Meeting, the shareholders determined that the Say on Pay vote would be held annually.
As described in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of this Proxy Statement, the primary objectives of our executive compensation programs are to attract and retain key executives critical to us; to align the interests of our Management with those of our shareholders; to integrate compensation with our business plans; and to reward for both business and individual performance, whereby a substantial portion of each executive officer's total compensation potential is a function of performance incentives. The Board believes the compensation of the NEOs outlined in the Proxy Statement is appropriate based upon the performance of the Company.
While the Board of Directors and especially the Human Resources Committee intend to carefully consider the results of the voting on this proposal when making future decisions regarding executive compensation, the vote is not binding on the Company or the Board and is advisory in nature.
YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY RECOMMENDS VOTING, ON A NON-BINDING, ADVISORY BASIS, FOR APPROVAL OF THE EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AS OUTLINED IN THE PROXY STATEMENT FOR THE REASONS DISCUSSED ABOVE.

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Executive Compensation
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
The following Compensation Discussion and Analysis describes the material elements of our executive compensation program. Throughout this discussion, we refer to our named executive officers (“NEOs”). The following individuals are our NEOs for Fiscal 2020:
Michael J. Happe, CEO and President
Bryan L. Hughes, CFO; Senior Vice President, Finance, IT and Strategic Planning
Stacy L. Bogart, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Responsibility
Donald J. Clark, President, Grand Design
Brian D. Hazelton, Senior Vice President, Winnebago-brand RVs
Executive Summary
Executive Compensation Philosophy and Program Objectives
The Human Resources Committee (the “Committee”) believes that the most effective compensation program is one that is designed to reward the achievement of our specific annual, long-term and strategic goals, and which aligns executives’ interests with those of the shareholders by rewarding performance above established thresholds, with the ultimate objective of improving shareholder value. The Committee evaluates both performance and compensation to ensure that we maintain our ability to attract and retain superior employees in key positions and that compensation provided to key employees remains competitive relative to the compensation paid to similarly situated executives of our Compensation Peers (as defined below). Accordingly, the Committee believes executive compensation packages provided to our executives, including the NEOs, should include both cash and stock-based compensation that reward performance as measured against established goals.
The Committee has worked with management and Semler Brossy to design the current executive compensation programs, following the belief that compensation should reflect the value created for the shareholders while furthering our strategic goals. In doing so, we instituted our compensation programs to achieve the following goals:
Align the interests of Management with those of shareholders;
Provide fair and competitive compensation;
Integrate compensation with our business plans;
Reward both business and individual performance; and
Attract and retain key executives critical to our success.
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These objectives emphasize pay for performance by providing an incentive opportunity for performance that meets or exceeds company objectives.
Fiscal 2020 Performance Highlights
The following are highlights of the Company’s financial performance in Fiscal 2020 ($ in thousands). Performance across each of these metrics was driven by strong consumer demand for each of our RV and Marine products and the results from our acquisition of Newmar Corporation in November of 2019. The impact of COVID-19, and specifically a temporary enterprise-wide shutdown of our facilities in April of 2020, had a material impact on the annual 2020 financial results and more than offset the strong consumer demand and improved profitability in our organic business units.
 
Incentive Plan
Performance(1)
Measure
Annual
Long-Term(2)
1-year
3-year(3)
Net Revenue
​✔
​✔
$  2,355,533   
$ 6,358,036   
Operating Income
​✔
​✔
$113,762   
$452,375   
Net Working Capital
​✔
14.0%
Average Return on Equity (ROE)
​✔
16.7%
(1)
When determining the level of actual performance for the Long-Term Incentive Plan, the Committee excluded the impact of certain events not contemplated when creating the initial targets. There were no adjustments to net revenue or to net working capital. The average ROE and operating income metrics were adjusted for the Long-Term Incentive Plan to exclude the following: (i) the net financial impacts of the Chris-Craft and Newmar acquisitions, (ii) the transaction costs associated with the acquisitions of Chris-Craft and Newmar, (iii) the net impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted on December 22, 2017, and (iv) restructuring costs in Fiscal 2020. No adjustments were made to the actual performance metrics for the Annual Incentive Plan.
(2)
This column shows the metrics used for the 2018-2020 Long-Term Incentive Program (“LTIP”), which consist of 40% average return on equity, 30% net revenue, and 30% operating income. The metrics for the 2019-2021 LTIP include 50% average return on invested capital (“ROIC”) and 50% cumulative adjusted earnings per share (“Adjusted EPS”), while the metrics for the 2020-2022 LTIP include 50% average ROIC and 50% cumulative Adjusted EPS.
(3)
This column shows performance for the period from Fiscal 2018-2020.
Impact of Performance on Fiscal 2020 Compensation
The compensation of our NEOs in Fiscal 2020 was directly impacted by our financial performance and total shareholder returns:
Performance Objective
 
Link to 2020 Compensation
Financial
For all NEOs other than Mr. Clark, 75% of 2020 annual incentive awards was based on achieving targeted levels of net sales growth (40%), operating income (50%), and working capital (10%) at either the company or business unit level. The other 25% was tied to individual metrics aligned with goals deemed important to advancing business objectives.
Pursuant to the terms of his employment agreement, Mr. Clark’s incentive compensation is tied 100% to the pretax net income of the Grand Design business that is part of our Towable segment.
In addition, vesting for the Fiscal 2018-2020 LTIP awards was tied 50% to our three-year average ROIC and 50% to our three-year cumulative Adjusted EPS.

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Performance Objective
 
Link to 2020 Compensation
Total Shareholder Returns
With the exception of Mr. Clark, 39.5% of our NEO compensation on average was delivered in the form of company equity awards (62% in the case of our CEO).
15% of the annual equity grants made in Fiscal 2020 were in the form of stock options, which only have value to the executive if the value of the Company grows for our shareholders.
The Company’s financial performance for Fiscal 2020 is shown in the “Fiscal 2020 Performance Highlights” table on page 31. Based on our performance as measured against predefined goals, the 2018-2020 LTIP paid out at 54.67% of target, and the Fiscal 2020 annual incentive plan paid out as follows for all NEOs, except for Mr. Clark: 50% of target for Mr. Happe, 70% of target for Mr. Hughes, 62.5% of target for Ms. Bogart, and 67.5% of target for Mr. Hazelton.
Mr. Clark received a cash and stock incentive award of $5,515,397 for Fiscal 2020, of which $5,239,627 was paid in cash and $275,770 was paid in restricted stock units for Fiscal 2020 performance. This represents a 6.4% increase compared to Fiscal 2019, based on the strong performance of Grand Design during Fiscal 2020. The cash incentive was paid in four quarterly installments with respect to Fiscal 2020, and the restricted stock units were issued in October 2020.
Other Pay and Governance Practices
The Company has adopted the following key programs, policies and practices to respond to evolving good governance practices in executive compensation and enhance the alignment of our executive compensation programs and shareholder interests:
What we do
What we don’t do
✔ Tie the majority of target total compensation to performance
✔ Provide appropriate mix of fixed and variable pay to reward company, line of business, and individual performance
✔ Align executive interests with the interests of the shareholders through equity-based awards
✔ Maintain a “clawback” policy, applicable to our executive officers’ incentive awards, which provides for the recoupment of incentive compensation payouts following certain financial restatements or in the event of certain misconduct
✔ Align our performance goals and measures with our strategy and operating plan
✔ Maintain meaningful executive and director stock ownership guidelines
✔ Conduct annual “say-on-pay” advisory votes
✔ Use an outside, independent third-party advisor to provide objective compensation advice
✘ Provide excessive severance benefits to our executive officers
✘ Provide tax gross-ups, including excise tax gross-ups upon change in control
✘ Grant equity awards subject to automatic acceleration of vesting (i.e., “single-trigger”) upon change in control (as of Fiscal 2019)
✘ Allow for hedging or speculative trading of Company securities by executives or directors
✘ Reprice options without shareholder approval
✘ Provide significant perquisites
✘ Allow for pledging by our executives and directors
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Impact and Response to COVID-19
During Fiscal 2020, COVID-19 created significant social and economic disruption, both nationally and globally. This disruption materially impacted our operations and financial performance, leading management to institute a temporary enterprise-wide shutdown of our facilities in April of 2020. This shutdown was taken to promote the safety of our employees and the communities in which we operate.
On April 1, 2020, the Committee also recommended certain reasonable reductions in the compensation of the Company’s leadership, as both a contribution towards the continued strength of the Company, as well as in fairness to any non-leadership employees who were asked to make economic sacrifices as a result of the COVID-19 disruption. Compensation reductions affecting our directors and NEOs were approved by our Board with an effective date of April 1, 2020, and are described below:
Reduced the Board of Directors cash retainer, including cash retainer for chair roles, by 25%
Reduced Mr. Happe’s base salary by 25%
Reduced the financial performance component of Mr. Happe’s OICP award to 0%
Reduced the base salary of all NEOs (other than Mr. Clark) by 15%
In light of the Company’s strong performance and resilience, and to serve an increased demand for outdoor recreation, on August 19, 2020, the Committee recommended, and the Board approved, the reinstatement of base salaries and cash retainers to 100% of the pre-COVID-19 levels, effective as of the end of Fiscal 2020.
Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
At our 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, our shareholders voted to approve on an advisory basis the compensation of our NEOs. 98.6% of the votes cast with respect to this proposal were cast for approval of our NEOs’ compensation. The Committee determined that our current executive compensation philosophy and compensation elements continued to be appropriate. We conduct regular investor outreach in the form of investor calls, attendance at investor conferences, execution of non-deal roadshows, and hosting of quarterly earnings calls with open Q&A. We continue to evaluate and refine our compensation programs on a regular basis, and view the advisory vote as a helpful gauge of our compensation design.

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Elements of Fiscal 2020 Compensation
The table below lays out the Fiscal 2020 compensation elements for all NEOs other than Mr. Clark.
 
Element
Mechanics
Rationale
Paid in Cash
Salary
Weekly payments
Values correspond to experience and job scope
Provides competitive fixed pay to attract employees
Officers Incentive Compensation Plan (OICP)
Annual payout tied to performance against pre-determined metrics and goals across a one-year performance period
For Fiscal 2020, the metrics included:
• 75% financial objectives
   40% Net Sales Growth
   50% Operating Income
   10% Net Working Capital
• 25% Individual Objectives
Payouts range from 0% - 200% of a pre-determined target value
Incentivizes achievement of key annual objectives at an enterprise-wide or individual business unit level - driving progress towards achievement of long-term initiatives
Paid in Equity
Performance Share Units / Long-Term Incentive Program (LTIP)
50% of all annual equity awards
For the Fiscal 2020-2022 performance period, payouts are tied to performance against pre-determined goals across a three-year performance period
The metrics consist of:
• 50% Average Return on Invested Capital
• 50% Cumulative Adjusted EPS
Payouts range from 0% - 200% of a pre-determined target value
Rewards for achievement of specific long-term financial objectives
Aligns NEOs’ interest with long-term shareholder value creation
Stock Options
15% of all annual equity awards
Stock options can be exercised over ten years and vest over three years in equal installments
Aligns NEOs’ interest with long-term shareholder value creation as measured by appreciation in stock price from the date of grant
Restricted Stock Units
35% of all annual equity awards
Restricted stock units vest over three years in equal installments
Aligns NEOs’ interest with long-term shareholder value creation
Encourages executive retention
In connection with our acquisition of Grand Design, we entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Clark in November 2016, which expired per its terms on August 31, 2019. On June 19, 2019, we entered into an amended and restated employment agreement with Mr. Clark which extended his employment term to August 31, 2023. Under both the previous and current employment agreements, Mr. Clark is paid an annual base salary of $400,000, and is eligible to
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receive an incentive bonus pursuant to the pre-existing Grand Design Management Incentive Plan. Payment under this plan is 100% dependent on pre-tax net income performance of the Grand Design business, a part of our Towable segment, and, beginning in Fiscal 2020, is payable 95% in cash and 5% in restricted stock units of the Company, which units are subject to a 3-year vesting schedule. In Fiscal 2021, Mr. Clark’s incentive bonus will be payable 90% in cash and 10% in restricted stock units and in Fiscal 2022 payable 85% in cash and 15% in restricted stock units. Mr. Clark is not eligible to participate in any other Winnebago cash or stock incentive program.
Performance-based Pay Mix
Consistent with the Committee’s commitment to a strong, positive link between our business objectives, our performance and our executive compensation practices, we have placed a significant emphasis on pay “at risk,” based on the achievement of established business objectives and shareholder value creation. In Fiscal 2020, 79% of our Chief Executive Officer’s total target compensation and 77% of the average total target compensation of our other NEOs was performance-based pay, including annual incentive compensation and annual equity grants, with a significant emphasis on long-term performance and shareholder value creation. The following charts illustrate the components of our Chief Executive Officer’s Fiscal 2020 total target compensation, as well as the components of the average total target compensation for our other NEOs in Fiscal 2020, excluding Mr. Clark. Total target compensation includes current Fiscal 2020 annualized base salary, target annual incentive compensation, and the grant date fair value of our annual equity grants made in Fiscal 2020, as reported in the Summary Compensation Table (and excludes benefits and other compensation).

(1)
Excludes Mr. Clark.
Determination of Compensation
Role of the Human Resources Committee
The Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving, on an annual basis, the corporate goals and objectives with respect to the compensation of all of our executive officers, as described in the Committee Charter. The Committee relies on its own review and the advice of its independent compensation consultant in establishing executive officer pay. The Compensation Committee seeks the input of the CEO in making executive officer pay decisions for all executives other than himself, but the Committee makes all decisions.
In October 2019, the Committee approved annual incentive performance objectives for Fiscal 2020 based upon the business plan for the year. In December 2019, the Committee increased the performance objectives to incorporate the expected performance of Newmar for the remainder of the year. In December 2019, the Committee also granted long-term incentive awards to our

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executive officers under the 2019 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2019 Plan”), which was approved by the shareholders at the 2018 Annual Meeting, including LTIP performance share units, stock options and restricted stock units. After the completion of Fiscal 2020, the Committee (i) approved 2020 annual incentive payouts for our NEOs based on achievement of the performance objectives established at the beginning of the year, and (ii) certified achievement of performance objectives with respect to the LTIP performance share awards granted to then-current executives in Fiscal 2018 that had a performance period running from Fiscal 2018-2020.
Role of the Compensation Consultant
The Committee retained Semler Brossy as its independent executive compensation consultant for Fiscal 2020.
Retained by and reporting directly to the Human Resources Committee, Semler Brossy provided the Committee with assistance in evaluating Winnebago’s executive compensation programs and policies, and, where appropriate, assisted with the revision of elements of the programs. The scope of the consultant’s support included:
Review of annual and long-term incentive designs and assistance with determination of annual and long-term incentive awards, including Fiscal 2020 payouts
Review of the total compensation program, including competitive peer group analysis and analysis of executive pay levels in relation to broader market survey data
Review information provided to the Committee by management
Develop recommendations with respect to CEO compensation decisions and provide advice to the Committee on the compensation decisions affecting all executives, including the NEOs
Attend and participate in Committee meetings as requested by the Committee
Report on compensation trends and best practices, plan design, and the reasonableness of individual compensation awards
Assist the Committee in reviewing the Board’s compensation annually and assessing its competitiveness relative to market
Assist the Committee in assessing the extent to which the Company’s compensation policies and practices promote reasonable and appropriate risk-taking behavior by management and avoid excessive risk-taking behavior
Provide a consultant independence and conflicts of interest assessment
Meet with the Committee and/or its members without management present
Semler Brossy did not provide any services to us other than those detailed above. The Committee determined that no conflicts of interest exist with respect to Semler Brossy serving as an advisor to the Committee. In making this determination, the Committee considered various factors, including those set forth in the SEC’s and NYSE’s rules.
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Role of Management
Our CEO and our other executive officers do not set their own compensation nor are they present when the Committee sets their specific individual compensation. Our CEO provides his evaluation of each executive officer’s performance to the Committee, and makes recommendations with respect to base salary and target incentives, incentive awards and equity awards for each executive officer other than himself. This recommendation is considered by the Committee, which makes its own ultimate determinations.
The Human Resources Department provides additional analysis and guidance as requested by the Committee related to NEO compensation, including the following:
Developing, summarizing and presenting information and analyses to enable the Human Resources Committee to execute its responsibilities, as well as addressing specific requests for information from the Committee
Attending Committee meetings as requested to provide information, respond to questions and otherwise assist the Committee
Assisting the CEO in making preliminary recommendations of base salary structure, annual and LTI program design and target award levels for the NEOs and other employees eligible to receive annual incentive awards.
Pay Positioning and Compensation Peers
When setting Fiscal 2020 compensation, the Committee focused on trying to set pay levels, in the aggregate, within a competitive range of the market median. Some roles may be higher or lower in the competitive range based on performance, tenure in role, or other internal considerations. Competitive market data is only one of several resources made available to the Committee to assist it in setting executive compensation levels. The Committee does not use the median as a formula to determine compensation or as a fixed target.
The Committee establishes an individual annual bonus and equity incentive target opportunity for each NEO based on the Committee’s evaluation of the executive’s experience, level and scope of responsibility and individual performance. Actual cash compensation may be more or less than the target opportunity as a result of performance under the incentive plan. Realized compensation from our equity-based awards may be more or less than the target opportunity as a result of our performance relative to the LTIP measures and our stock price performance.
In setting compensation, the Committee compares base salaries, annual incentive opportunities and long-term compensation for the NEOs to a peer group of similarly sized companies (which we refer to collectively as our Compensation Peers). For Fiscal 2020, the Committee used the following set of companies that were determined to have similarly sized revenues and market values.
Compensation Peers
Altra Industrial Motion
Patrick Industries
Blue Bird
Polaris
Brunswick
REV Group
Commercial Vehicle Group
Shiloh Industries
Cooper-Standard
Spartan Motors
Federal Signal
Standard Motor Products
Gentherm Incorporated
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Compensation Peers
Harley-Davidson
The Toro Company
Hyster-Yale
Thor Industries
LCI Industries
Wabash National
Malibu Boats
Based on a review conducted by Semler Brossy, the Committee made the following changes to the peer group for setting compensation levels for Fiscal 2021 with the intent to better reflect our current business dynamics:
Removed (3 companies)
Added (3 companies)
Commercial Vehicle Group
Donaldson Company
Gentherm Incorporated
Meritor
Shiloh Industries
The Timken Company
Fiscal 2020 NEO Compensation Decisions
Base Salary
We provide NEOs and other employees with base salary to compensate them for services rendered during the fiscal year. Base salary ranges for NEOs are determined for each executive based on his or her position and responsibilities. The base salaries of our executives are also determined by considering such factors as:
Experience of the executive
Time in position
Individual performance
Level of responsibility for the executive
Economic conditions, Company performance, financial condition and strategic goals
Competitive market data provided by the Committee’s independent compensation consultant
In general, base salary determinations are considered each year as part of the Committee’s review process as well as upon a promotion or other change in job responsibility. Base salary is also used as the basis for calculating annual and long-term incentive awards and in calculating payments that may be paid upon a change in control, as described below.
In December 2019, as a result of a review of performance, consideration of the above referenced factors, and with input from the independent compensation consultant and our CEO, the Committee recommended and approved the following increases for Fiscal 2020:
Name
Fiscal 2020
Salary
Fiscal 2019
Salary
% Increase
Michael J. Happe
$900,000
$700,000
28.6%
Bryan L. Hughes
507,000
490,000
3.5%
Stacy L. Bogart
440,500
427,499
3.0%
Donald J. Clark
400,000
400,000
0.0%
Brian D. Hazelton
491,500
477,400
3.0%
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After a review of the competitive market data provided by the Committee’s independent compensation consultant, and after a review of the Company’s financial performance and gains in market share, revenue and operating income since the inception of Mr. Happe’s employment with the Company, his experience in the position of Chief Executive Officer and the increased size and complexity of the Company, the Committee decided to increase Mr. Happe’s base salary to $900,000 for Fiscal 2020, a 28.6% increase over his Fiscal 2019 base salary.
Effective from April 1, 2020 through the remainder of Fiscal 2020, the base salary of each of our NEOs (with the exception of Mr. Clark) was reduced by 15%, or, in the case of Mr. Happe, 25%. These temporary reductions were approved by the Board on April 1, 2020, and were taken in response to the economic disruption created by COVID-19. These reductions in base salary did not impact the calculation of incentive compensation or equity awards.
Annual Incentive Plan - Officers’ Incentive Compensation Plan (OICP)
The OICP is designed to motivate and reward the successful completion of our annual performance goals as set by the Committee. The amount of the participants’ incentive compensation earned for a given fiscal year is calculated under the OICP to be in direct proportion to our financial performance expressed as a percentage (Financial Factor) against compensation targets for each participant as determined by the Committee. OICP awards are earned to the extent we meet or exceed annual financial targets as well as business unit and individual performance goals.
Each NEO, except for Mr. Clark, is eligible for a target award, denominated as a percentage of Fiscal 2020 base salary. NEOs may earn from 0% of the target award under the OICP up to a maximum of 200% of the target award. In setting the target award percentages for the NEOs, the Committee considers competitive data in the compensation peer studies, individual performance evaluations, and internal equity factors.
Fiscal 2020 OICP
Net sales, operating income, net working capital, and individual objectives related to each NEO’s particular responsibilities were chosen by the Committee as the performance measurements under the OICP for Fiscal 2020. The Committee selected these as key performance metrics because they are closely aligned with the business strategy. These metrics are described further below.
Financial Performance Metrics (75% of OICP for Ms. Bogart and Messrs. Happe, Hughes and Hazelton)
Net Sales (40%) - focuses on overall enterprise and business unit growth and also drives customer focus
Operating Income (50%) - reinforces the importance of profitable growth across the enterprise
Net Working Capital (10%) - helps measure overall financial health of the enterprise
Individual objectives (25% of the OICP for Ms. Bogart and Messrs. Happe, Hughes and Hazelton) provide actionable and measurable objectives controllable by the individual to achieve financial and non-financial goals.

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For corporate NEOs, Ms. Bogart and Messrs. Happe and Hughes, the OICP financial metrics were measured against enterprise-wide performance. For business unit heads, including Mr. Hazelton, the OICP financial metrics were measured against both enterprise-wide and specific business unit performance. Mr. Clark does not participate in the OICP.
Individual goals for our NEOs during Fiscal 2020 included the following:
For Mr. Happe, to continue to build a high-performance culture, strengthen and expand the core RV business, elevate the importance of excellence in operations, foster innovation and digital engagement, and pursue expansion to profitable new markets.
For Mr. Hughes, to achieve targeted working capital improvements, efficiently progress the Company’s enterprise resource planning implementation, develop an improved strategic planning cycle, support inorganic growth initiatives, and optimize the Company’s cost of capital and tax rate.
For Ms. Bogart, to champion a culture of corporate responsibility, accelerate strategic philanthropy, promote diversity, equity and inclusion, leverage technology to increase efficiency and integrate Newmar’s legal and compliance functions.
For Mr. Hazelton, to oversee the launch of new products within the Class A and B product categories, reorganize certain segments of talent and promote talent development in key areas, create a culture of philanthropy, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
In October of 2020, the Committee evaluated performance against the Financial Performance Metrics and determined that the net sales and operating income metric thresholds were not achieved and that the net working capital metric was achieved, resulting in a 10% payout for these metrics.
The table below reflects the Fiscal 2020 OICP financial metric payout threshold and target as well as our performance against this metric ($ in thousands):
Enterprise-Wide Financial Performance (75% of the OICP for Ms. Bogart and Messrs. Happe,(1) Hughes and Hazelton)(2)(3)
Metric
Weight
Threshold
(25%
Payout)
Target
(100%
Payout)
Maximum
(200%
Payout)
Fiscal 2020
Performance
Actual
Payout %
(Weighted)
Net Sales
40%
​$2,387,790   
​$2,600,038 – 2,706,162
​$2,918,410   
​$  2,355,533   
0.0
Operating Income
50%
$     42,626   
$172,282 – 184,282
$213,938   
$113,762   
0.0
Net Working Capital
10%
15.3%
14.2% – 13.6%
12.5%
14.0%
​10.0% 
Total Payout Percentage
10.0
(1)
Mr. Happe voluntarily reduced the enterprise-wide financial performance component of his OICP to 0%, in response to the economic disruption created by COVID-19.
(2)
Each of the NEOs, other than Mr. Clark, also have 25% of his or her target bonus opportunities tied to individualized objectives, which are assessed by the CEO (or, the Committee, in the case of the CEO), and the proposed bonus amount is approved by the Committee.
(3)
52.5% of the OICP (i.e., 70% of his 75% Enterprise-Wide Financial Performance) for Mr. Hazelton is based upon the following Motorhome business unit performance metrics: (i) 40% Net Sales, (ii) 40% Operating Income and (iii) 20% Net Working Capital.
The Committee then considered and reviewed the CEO’s evaluation of each eligible NEO’s performance, other than himself. It determined that each of the participating NEOs outperformed expectations and earned his or her individual performance goal opportunity at a level of 170% of target, in the case of Mr. Hazelton, and 200% of target, in the case of Mr. Hughes
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and Ms. Bogart. The Committee also determined, in its sole discretion, that Mr. Happe’s level of achievement of his individual objectives was 200% of target.
The Committee considered executives’ significant over-achievement in contributing to the Company’s acquisition and integration of the Newmar business unit, as well as in contributing to market share and operating cash flow gains achieved during Fiscal 2020 while leading the Company through challenges associated with COVID-19, and decided to increase the portion of the OICP payment related to Mr. Hughes’ performance by an additional 50% of target for individual performance metrics and Ms. Bogart’s performance by an additional 20% of target for individual performance metrics. This process resulted in additional payments tied to these NEO’s own levels of achievement.
The following table reflects the Fiscal 2020 year-end salary (excluding temporary reductions), target OICP percentage and dollar amounts, and actual OICP percentage and dollar amounts earned by the NEOs, each as approved by the Committee. The calculated portion of the OICP payout related to achievement of the metrics set at the beginning of the fiscal year is reported on page 51 in the Summary Compensation Table under the “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation” column, and the incremental over-achievement payment is reported under the “Bonus” column.
 
 
Fiscal 2020 Target OICP
Fiscal 2020 Actual OICP
Name
Fiscal 2020
Eligible Earnings
% of Salary
Target Award
% of Target
Award
Michael J. Happe
$830,770
N/A(1)
$1,000,000
50%
$500,000
Bryan L. Hughes
501,115
75.0%
375,837
70%
263,086
Stacy L. Bogart
436,000
60.0%
261,600
​62.5%
163,500
Donald J. Clark(2)
N/A
N/A   
N/A
N/A   
N/A
Brian D. Hazelton
486,619
65.0%
316,303
67.5%
213,449
(1)
Mr. Happe’s target OICP is set at the listed target award amount and is not calculated as a percent of his eligible earnings.
(2)
Mr. Clark does not participate in the OICP. For Fiscal 2020, Mr. Clark received an incentive bonus of $5,515,397 under the Grand Design Management Incentive Plan that he participates in, which is a 6.4% increase compared to his Fiscal 2019 bonus, based on the strong performance of Grand Design during Fiscal 2020. Mr. Clark’s incentive under such plan is calculated as 3.5% of the pre-tax net income of Grand Design (before taking into account any bonus payments thereunder).
Fiscal 2020 Equity Awards
We recognize long-term incentive opportunity as an important element of the total executive compensation program for NEOs. Long-term incentives are intended to retain and motivate executives and to encourage a strong link between management objectives and shareholder long-term interests.
In Fiscal 2020, we awarded long-term incentives under our 2019 Plan. We awarded equity in the form of LTIP performance share units, restricted stock units, and stock options.
LTIP / Performance Share Units
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Stock. The amount of an NEO’s performance share incentive compensation for the three-year period is calculated to be in direct linear proportion to our measured financial performance expressed as a percentage against compensation targets as approved by the Committee.
In general, the awards are based upon our financial performance as measured against the specific three-year plan established by the Committee. The Committee has established financial measurements and weightings for each specific three-year plan (as set forth in the following chart).
For the Fiscal 2020-2022 LTIP performance share units, the Committee selected the following metrics:
Metric
Weight
Average Return on Invested Capital
50%
Cumulative Adjusted EPS
50%
To calculate the Cumulative Adjusted EPS for the Fiscal 2020-2022 LTIP, the after-tax impact of certain non-recurring expenses is added to the Company’s net income, and the resulting number is divided by the weighted average number of shares. The Cumulative Adjusted EPS for Fiscal 2020 was adjusted to exclude the following: (i) the pre-tax transaction costs associated with the acquisition of Newmar, (ii) the inventory step-up related to the Newmar acquisition, (iii) non-cash interest expense, (iv) debt issuance cost write-off, (v) restructuring expense and (vi) the tax effect of all of the foregoing adjustments.
The number of performance shares that may be earned range from 0% to 200% of the target share amount.
The Committee determined that the LTIP performance share awards, if earned, would also be made subject to an additional one-year holding period following the grant of the shares, in order to encourage stock ownership, promote our long-term growth and profitability and mitigate risk.
Restricted Stock Units
NEOs were granted restricted stock units in Fiscal 2020 that vest in three equal annual installments, beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date.
Stock Options
NEOs were granted stock options in Fiscal 2020 that vest over three years in equal installments, beginning on the first anniversary of the grant date, and can be exercised over ten years.
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Fiscal 2020 Awards
The target value of the long-term incentive awards granted to the NEOs in Fiscal 2020 was as follows:
 
 
 
 
Total Equity
Name
LTIP /
Performance
Shares
(50%)
Restricted
Stock
Units
(35%)
Stock
Options
(15%)
Fiscal 2020
Fiscal 2019
% Increase(1)
Michael J. Happe
$1,550,000
$1,085,000
$465,000
$3,100,000
$1,900,000
​63.2%(2)
Bryan L. Hughes
278,850
195,195
83,655
557,700
507,376
9.9%(3)
Stacy L. Bogart
231,263
161,884
69,379
462,525
435,751
6.1%(4)
Donald J. Clark(5)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A      
Brian D. Hazelton
270,325
189,228
81,098
540,650
525,140
3.0%   
(1)
To perform this calculation, we assumed that the Fiscal 2019 and Fiscal 2020 equity awards were earned at target.
(2)
The 63.2% increase was approved by the Committee after a review of the competitive market data provided by the Committee’s independent compensation consultant, and after a review of the Company’s financial performance and gains in market share, revenue and operating income since the inception of Mr. Happe’s employment with the Company, his experience in the position of Chief Executive Officer and the increased size and complexity of the Company.
(3)
The 9.9% increase was approved by the Committee, after a review of the competitive market data provided by the Committee’s independent compensation consultant, the increased size and complexity of the Company and additional responsibilities in the areas of information technology and strategic planning.
(4)
The 6.1% increase was approved by the Committee after a review of the competitive market data provided by the Committee’s independent compensation consultant and the increased size and complexity of the Company.
(5)
Under the terms of his employment agreement, Mr. Clark does not receive annual long-term incentive awards unless specifically determined by the Committee.
Grants in Recognition of Newmar Acquisition
On December 17, 2019, in recognition of additional contributions made by Ms. Bogart and Mr. Hughes during Fiscal 2020 in connection with our acquisition and integration of Newmar, the Committee approved a special grant of restricted stock units in the amount of $50,700 for Mr. Hughes and $44,050 for Ms. Bogart. This resulted in a grant of an additional 919 restricted stock units for Ms. Bogart and 1,058 restricted stock units for Mr. Hughes, using the grant date fair value of $47.93 per share as of the date of the grant. The restricted stock units have the same vesting schedule and terms as the restricted stock units granted as part of the Fiscal 2020 awards.
Payout of the Fiscal 2018-2020 LTIP Cycle
For the Fiscal 2018-2020 LTIP performance share units, the Committee used the metrics of average ROE, cumulative net revenue, and cumulative operating income, which are additional financial metrics separate from the metrics utilized under the OICP, as they provide another measurement of NEO effectiveness. The awards were determined based on our performance against these metrics. The payout scale provided for a minimum award of 0% of the shares

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granted and a maximum award of 150% of the shares granted. The table below reflects our performance against these metrics and the amount paid to eligible NEOs under the Fiscal 2018-2020 LTIP performance share units ($ in thousands):
Metric
Weight
Threshold
(10%
Payout)
Target
(100%
Payout)
Maximum
(150%
Payout)
Fiscal
2018-2020
Performance(1)
Actual
Payout
%
Three-year Average ROE
40.0%
15.4%
​19.2% – 19.2%
23.0%
16.7%
16.1
Three-year Cumulative Net Revenue
30.0%
$ 4,979,529   
​$5,913,190 – 6,535,632
$7,469,293   
$ 6,358,036   
30
Three-year Cumulative Operating Income
30.0%
$430,314   
$537,892 – 537,892
$645,470   
$452,375   
8.5
Total Payout Percentage
54.67
(1)
When determining the level of actual performance, the Committee excluded the impact of certain events not contemplated when creating the initial targets. There were no adjustments to net revenue or to net working capital. The average ROE and operating income metrics were adjusted to exclude the following: (i) the net financial impacts of the Chris-Craft and Newmar acquisitions, (ii) the transaction costs associated with the acquisitions of Chris-Craft and Newmar, (iii) the net impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted on December 22, 2017, and (iv) restructuring costs in Fiscal 2020.
For the Fiscal 2018-2020 LTIP performance share units, Ms. Bogart received a prorated award and Mr. Clark was not eligible to participate in the award. The target award and actual payout for the eligible participants is detailed below.
Name
Target Shares
Target Value(1)
Actual Shares
Actual Value(1)
Michael J. Happe
​18,651   
$828,104   
​10,197   
$ 555,635   
Bryan L. Hughes
5,574   
​$ 247,486   
3,047   
​$166,031   
Stacy L. Bogart
3,303   
$184,638   
1,806   
$  ​98,409   
Brian D. Hazelton
5,486   
​$ 243,578   
2,999   
​$163,416   
(1)
Target payout is valued at the closing market price of our common stock on the grant date as quoted on the NYSE. For Messrs. Happe, Hughes and Hazelton, the value was $44.40 (October 18, 2017) and, for Ms. Bogart, the value was $55.90 (January 2, 2018). Actual payout is valued at the closing market price of our common stock on October 13, 2020, which was $54.49.
Benefits
Our NEOs are eligible to participate in the same benefit plans designed for all of our full-time employees. The basic insurance package includes health, dental, disability and basic group life insurance.
Except as specifically summarized in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis, we do not currently provide payments and benefits for NEOs following his or her retirement, including, but not limited to, tax-qualified defined benefit plans and supplemental executive retirement plans.
Profit Sharing and Deferred Savings and Investment Plan
We maintain a 401(k) plan, the Winnebago Industries, Inc. Profit Sharing and Deferred Savings and Investment Plan (the “401(k) Plan”), which is a tax-qualified defined contribution plan maintained for the benefit of substantially all hourly and salaried employees, including our executives. The 401(k) Plan offers NEOs and all other employees the opportunity to defer a percentage of income that is a part of their base compensation. Effective January 1, 2018, the Company matching contribution increased to $0.50 per $1.00 of employee contribution up to 6% of the base compensation deferred by employees (subject to IRS limits and non-
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discrimination testing), subject to a 2-year, pro-rata vesting period for those employees hired after January 1, 2018. Approved in October 2020 and effective January 1, 2020, for all employees, the Company matching contribution was increased to $1.00 per $1.00 of employee contribution for the first 1% of base compensation deferred and $0.50 per $1.00 of employee contribution for the next 5% of base compensation deferred by employees (subject in each case to IRS limits and non-discrimination testing) and also subject to a 2-year, pro-rata vesting period for those employees hired after January 1, 2018. These changes, while effective January 1, 2020, have not yet been calculated or credited on an individual basis and are therefore not reflected as NEO compensation in this Proxy Statement. Although executives, including the NEOs, are eligible to participate in the 401(k) Plan, the application of the annual limitation on contributions under the Internal Revenue Code prevents executives from participating at the same level as non-executives. This compensation element is tax-deferred and is not intended to affect the value of any other compensation element.
Executive Deferred Compensation Plan (2007) (Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan)
Under the Executive Deferred Compensation Plan, executive officers and certain key employees may annually choose to defer up to 50% of their salary and up to 100% of their cash incentive awards. The Committee has determined that the deferred compensation plan will have the same nominal investment options as the 401(k) Plan. The Company does not provide any matching contributions to the Executive Deferred Compensation Plan.
Perquisites
We provide NEOs with limited perquisites that the Committee believes are reasonable and consistent with the overall compensation program to better enable us to attract and retain superior employees for key positions. The Committee periodically reviews the levels of perquisites and other personal benefits provided to NEOs. Based upon this periodic review, perquisites are awarded or adjusted on an individual basis. NEOs are not automatically awarded all, or in equal amounts, perquisites granted by the Company.
The perquisites provided to our NEOs include:
Executive Physical. In an effort to encourage executives to monitor and maintain good health, we pay for voluntary annual physical examinations for executives, including the NEOs.
Recreational Vehicle and Boat Use. Our executives, including NEOs, have the opportunity to utilize our recreational vehicles and boats on a periodic and temporary basis. We encourage the executive to have a first-hand understanding of the recreational vehicle lifestyle experienced by our customers and to provide the executive with the opportunity to evaluate product design and efficiency.
Car Allowance. A car allowance is provided as frequent travel is required.
Financial & Tax Planning. To address complex tax and financial situations, a tax and financial planning payment is provided.

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Additional Compensation Policies
Stock Ownership Guidelines
The Committee has adopted Stock Ownership Guidelines for executives. In general, each executive has five years from the date he or she becomes an executive to accumulate the appropriate number of shares. In addition, each executive is required to retain 50% of any after tax shares received from the vesting of awards or exercise of stock options until his or her ownership guideline is met. The purpose of the guidelines is to encourage our executive officers to own and retain Company shares, thereby aligning their interests with our shareholders.
We review our stock ownership guidelines on a periodic basis. The table below describes the current ownership guidelines for the NEOs. Each of our NEOs has either met his or her stock ownership guideline goal or is on track to meet this goal within the prescribed five-year time frame.
 
Stock Ownership Guideline
Name
% of Salary
Value
Michael J. Happe
500%   
$4,500,000  
Bryan L. Hughes
250%   
1,267,500  
Stacy L. Bogart
250%   
1,101,250  
Donald J. Clark
250%   
1,000,000  
Brian D. Hazelton
250%   
1,228,750  
Severance and Change in Control Arrangements
Employment Agreements
Mr. Happe and Mr. Clark are the only NEOs with individual employment agreements with the Company. In addition, these are the only agreements with NEOs that provide for severance following a termination of employment outside of a change in control of the Company.
If Mr. Happe is terminated by the Company without “Cause” or terminates employment with the Company for “Good Reason” (as such terms are defined in his employment agreement), he is entitled to severance pay of his base salary for 12 months, health insurance for 12 months, accrued unused vacation pay and a pro-rata annual incentive bonus computed at target. Mr. Happe also is subject to one-year non-competition and non-solicitation covenants following termination of employment.
If Mr. Clark is terminated by the Company without “Cause” or terminates employment with the Company for “Good Reason” (as such terms are defined in his employment agreement), he is entitled to severance pay of his base salary for 12 months and any earned but unpaid incentive bonus due under the Grand Design Management Incentive Plan through the fiscal quarter in which the termination occurred. Mr. Clark is subject to a non-compete and non-solicitation covenant that terminates upon the later of October 2021 or one year from cessation of employment.
Executive Change in Control Agreement
Each of the NEOs, including Mr. Happe and Mr. Clark, have also entered into an Executive Change in Control Agreement with the Company.
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The Executive Change in Control Agreements, entered into by our executives generally provide that, in the event of a termination of the executive’s employment (for a reason other than death, disability, termination for cause or, under certain circumstances, a voluntary termination of employment by the executive) within two years of a change of control, such executive will receive a severance only relative to salary and target annual incentives (as well as annual COBRA premium cost) at a 2x multiple (or 3x, in the case of Mr. Happe only). The change in control agreements for Mr. Clark and Matthew L. Miller, President, Newmar Corporation, provide that the severance benefit payable thereunder would be capped at $3,000,000.
The Committee believes these agreements are an important part of the total executive compensation program because they protect our interest in the continuity and stability of the executive group. The Committee also believes that these agreements reduce the executives’ interest in working against a potential change of control and help to keep them focused on minimizing interruptions in business operations by reducing any concerns they may have of being terminated prematurely and without cause during any ownership transition. See “Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control-Executive Change in Control Agreements” below for additional detail.
Insider Trading and Hedging
With respect to the Company’s Insider Trading Policy, the policy prohibits the unauthorized disclosure of any nonpublic information acquired in the workplace and the misuse of Material Nonpublic Information (as defined in the policy) in securities trading. Additionally, our Insider Trading Policy includes our policy on hedging and pledging, which is described in “Corporate Governance - Hedging and Pledging.”
Clawback Policy
Our incentive compensation programs include “clawback” provisions for each of the Officers Incentive Compensation Plan and Long-Term Incentive Program which, in part, provide for the recoupment of incentive compensation payouts in the event that payments are made based upon the achievement of financial results that are subsequently subject to a restatement due to material noncompliance with financial reporting requirements. In addition, our Executive Officer Incentive Compensation Recovery Policy (the “Clawback Policy”), provides for the recovery of incentive compensation from executive officers in certain circumstances. The Clawback Policy provides that the Company will require forfeiture or recovery of all or a portion of any incentive-based compensation awarded to an executive officer after the effective date of the policy in the event of certain financial restatements or certain misconduct.
Tax Considerations
Deductibility of Executive Compensation
Due to the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Cuts Act”) in December 2017, compensation paid in Fiscal 2019 and later years to our NEOs in excess of $1 million is not deductible under Section 162(m) of the Code unless it qualifies for transitional relief applicable to certain binding, written performance-based compensation arrangements that were in place as of November 2, 2017. While our Committee is mindful of the benefit to us of the deductibility, it believes that we should maintain flexibility in compensating our executive officers in a manner that best promotes our corporate objectives.

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Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code
Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code deals specifically with non-qualified deferred compensation plans. Although the Company makes no guarantees with respect to exemption from, or compliance with, Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, we have designed all of our executive benefit plans and severance arrangements with the intention that they are exempt from, or otherwise comply with, the requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.
Compensation-Related Risk Assessment
Our Committee has analyzed the potential risks arising from our compensation policies and practices, and has determined that there are no such risks that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on us.
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Human Resources Committee Report
The Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors of Winnebago Industries, Inc. has reviewed and discussed the foregoing Compensation Discussion and Analysis as required by Item 402(b) of Regulation S-K with management and, based on such review and discussion, the Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in the Annual Report on Form 10-K and this Proxy Statement.
Human Resources Committee:
John M. Murabito, Chair
Sara E. Armbruster
Robert M. Chiusano
Christopher J. Braun
Human Resources Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
The current members of the Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors, Ms. Armbruster and Messrs. Murabito, Chiusano and Braun, were not at any time during Fiscal 2020 or at any other time a Winnebago Industries officer or employee, and no member had any relationship with the Company requiring disclosure under applicable SEC rules. No executive officer has served on the board of directors or compensation committee of any other entity that has or has had one or more executive officers who served as a member of our Board of Directors or the Human Resources Committee during Fiscal 2020.
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Compensation Tables and Narrative Disclosure
Summary Compensation Table
The following tables set forth compensation information for our NEOs for services rendered in all capacities to Winnebago Industries and its subsidiaries in Fiscal 2020, 2019, and 2018.
Name and Principal Position
Fiscal
Year
Salary
($)(1)
Bonus
($)
Stock
Awards(2)
($)
Option
Awards(3)
($)
Non-Equity
Incentive
Plan
Compensation(4)
($)
Change in
Pension Value
and Non-qualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings ($)
All
Other
Compensation
($)(5)
Total
($)
Michael J. Happe
President, CEO
2020
739,423
2,634,999
464,992
500,000   
31,354   
4,370,768
2019
691,346
11,731
1,425,000
475,000
138,269   
34,484   
2,775,830
2018
657,692
1,242,179
414,062
855,658   
44,082   
3,213,673
Bryan L. Hughes
CFO; Senior Vice President, Finance, IT and Strategic Planning
2020
469,267
46,980
524,786
83,647
216,106   
34,506   
1,375,292
2019
473,183
27,746
380,532
126,844
70,997   
36,084   
1,115,386
2018
457,356
371,228
123,753
405,277   
37,446   
1,395,060
Stacy L. Bogart(6)
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Responsibility
2020
408,295
13,080
437,217
69,383
150,420   
33,866   
1,112,261
2019
423,173
20,194
326,813
108,938
50,781   
38,401   
968,300
2018
271,346
50,000
701,153
211,813   
25,248   
1,259,560
Donald J. Clark(7)
President, Grand Design
2020
400,000
5,515,397(8)
—   
5,915,397
2019
400,000
5,160,931   
—   
5,560,931
2018
400,000
4,574,055   
—   
4,974,055
Brian D. Hazelton
Senior Vice President,
Winnebago-brand RVs
2020
452,027
459,553
81,103
213,449   
34,815   
1,240,947
2019
477,400
393,855
131,285
46,546   
36,535   
1,085,621
2018
472,588
365,368
121,802
173,054   
39,945   
1,172,757
(1)
Represents actual base salary paid during Fiscal 2020, including the temporary compensation reductions described above under “Impact and Response to COVID-19” in the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis.”

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(2)
The table below illustrates the two categories of stock awards as presented above:
Name
Fiscal
Year
Restricted Stock or
RSU Grant(a)
LTIP / Performance
Shares(b)
Total Stock
Awards
Michael J. Happe
2020
$ 1,084,991   
$ 1,550,008   
$ 2,634,999
2019
475,000   
950,000   
1,425,000
2018
414,075   
828,104   
1,242,179
Bryan L. Hughes
2020
245,929   
278,857   
524,786
2019
126,844   
253,688   
380,532
2018
123,742   
247,486   
371,228
Stacy L. Bogart(c)
2020
205,955   
231,262   
437,217
2019
108,938   
217,875   
326,813
2018
—   
—   
Donald J. Clark
2020
—   
—   
2019
—   
—   
2018
—   
—   
Brian D. Hazelton
2020
189,228   
270,325   
459,553
2019
131,285   
262,570   
393,855
2018
121,790   
243,578   
365,368
(a)
These amounts represent restricted stock and restricted stock units granted each computed in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 718. The grant date fair value of each of the awards was determined at the closing price of the Company's shares on the NYSE on the grant date without regard to estimated forfeitures related to service-based vesting conditions.
(b)
The amounts shown represent the grant date fair value computed in accordance with ASC 718 of the LTIP / performance share awards. The amounts shown for Fiscal 2020-2022 LTIP represent the values that are based on achievement of 100% of the target performance. Assuming achievement of the maximum 200% of target performance, the value of the Fiscal 2020-2022 LTIP awards would be: $3,100,016 for Mr. Happe; $557,714 for Mr. Hughes; $462,524 for Ms. Bogart; and $540,650 for Mr. Hazelton. Assumptions used in the calculation of the amounts reported in this column are included in Note 14, Stock-Based Compensation Plans, of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our 2020 Form 10-K.
(c)
Ms. Bogart joined the Company in January 2018.
(3)
The amounts shown represent the aggregate grant date fair values of the option grants. Assumptions used in the calculation of the amounts reported in this column are included in Note 14, Stock-Based Compensation Plans, of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our 2020 Form 10-K.
(4)
These amounts represent actual annual incentive plan award payouts made in cash to NEOs under the 2018, 2019, and 2020 OICPs. In the case of Mr. Clark, these amounts do not represent award payouts under such OICPs, but instead represent award payouts under the pre-existing Grand Design Management Incentive Plan that he participates in. Mr. Hughes elected to defer into the Winnebago Industries Inc. Executive Deferral Compensation Plan 25% of his annual incentive plan payout for Fiscal 2019 and Fiscal 2020 and 15% of his annual incentive plan payout for Fiscal 2018.
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(5)
Amounts reported in this column for Fiscal 2020 include the following:
Name