All Oracle employees are eligible to receive flexible credits to be used toward covering the premiums for cafeteria-style benefit plans, including life insurance and long-term disability benefits. The amounts of flexible credits received by our NEOs are reported in the “All Other Compensation” column of the SCT.
Our employees, including our NEOs, are eligible to participate in our 401(k) Plan and we match 50% of an eligible salary deferral up to the first 6% of such deferrals, not to exceed $5,100 in a calendar year and subject to a multi-year vesting schedule. The amounts of the matching contributions are reported in the “All Other Compensation” column of the SCT.
Pension Benefits or Supplemental Retirement Benefits
During fiscal 2023, other than the 401(k) Plan and our deferred compensation programs (described below), we did not provide any pension or retirement benefits to our NEOs and do not believe that these types of benefits are necessary to further the objectives of our executive compensation program.
We offer the 1993 Deferred Compensation Plan (the Cash Deferred Compensation Plan) to certain employees, including eligible NEOs, under which participants may elect to defer all or a portion of their base salary and annual performance-based cash bonus. We also offer certain employees, including eligible NEOs, the ability to defer the settlement of their earned and vested RSUs under the terms of the Oracle Corporation Stock Unit Award Deferred Compensation Plan (the RSU Deferred Compensation Plan). We offer these plans because we believe they are competitive elements of compensation for our NEOs. For a description of our Cash Deferred Compensation Plan and RSU Deferred Compensation Plan, see “Executive Compensation—Fiscal 2023 Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Table” beginning on page 56.
Severance, Change in Control and Death Benefits
Each of our NEOs is employed “at will.” None of our NEOs has an employment agreement with Oracle that provides for payments or benefits in the event of a termination of employment or in connection with a change in control of Oracle.
If Oracle is acquired, all RSUs and time-based stock options granted to our employees (including our NEOs) under the 2020 Equity Plan and the Amended and Restated 2000 Long-Term Equity Incentive Plan (the Prior Plan) will become fully vested if (1) the equity awards are not assumed or (2) the equity awards are assumed and the holder’s employment is terminated without cause within 12 months after the acquisition. The vesting acceleration provisions apply to all employees who receive or have received equity awards under the 2020 Equity Plan and/or the Prior Plan and they are not subject to any other material conditions or obligations.
Pursuant to the terms of the PSO grant agreements, in the event of a change in control of Oracle, any unvested tranches subject to market capitalization goals and operational performance goals will be earned only to the extent any unmatched market capitalization goals have been met on or before the trading date immediately prior to the change in control.
In addition, if any employee of Oracle dies while employed by Oracle, Oracle’s standard forms of RSU grant agreement under the 2020 Equity Plan and the Prior Plan provide for one additional tranche of vesting of RSUs for all grantees, including executives. Pursuant to the terms of the PSO grant agreements, upon the applicable NEO’s death, his or her unvested PSOs remain outstanding and eligible to vest through the next vesting measurement date following his or her death. The Prior Plan also provided for two additional tranches of vesting of time-based stock options upon a grantee’s death, including executives.
Other Factors in Setting Executive Compensation
The Compensation Committee selected and directly engaged Compensia, Inc. (Compensia), a national compensation consulting firm, as its compensation advisor for fiscal 2023 to provide analysis and market data on executive and director compensation matters, both generally and within our industry. Compensia assisted the Compensation
2023 Annual Meeting of Stockholders