SEC Filings

CARNIVAL CORP filed this Form DEF 14A on 03/07/2019
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Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change of Control


“Eligible pay” includes regular pay (before any pre-tax contributions from his pay and taxes) and bonus. Carnival Corporation also made profit sharing contributions into the Savings Plan based upon their eligible pay and years of service according to the following schedule:


Years of Service   


(% of Eligible Pay)

Less than 2    0%
2-5    1%
6-9    2%
10-13    3%
14-16    5%
17-19    7%
20-22    9%
23-25    12%
26 and over    15%

Following the promulgation of Section 457A, salary and bonus deferrals into the Savings Plan are no longer permitted. As a result, Messrs. Donald, Bernstein and Perez and all other Savings Plan participants and those who are deemed highly compensated employees under IRS regulations are paid the equivalent of their annual matching award (less any amount actually contributed by Carnival Corporation to the 401(k) Plan on their behalf as a matching contribution) and profit sharing contribution as additional cash compensation. The effect of this provision will result in no additional benefit for Messrs. Donald, Bernstein and Perez and will not result in a material incremental cost to Carnival Corporation. As of November 30, 2018, Messrs. Donald, Bernstein and Perez had 6, 21 and 27 years of service, respectively.

In accordance with Section 457A of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Carnival Corporation paid out all benefits accrued under the Retirement Plan and the Savings Plan in December 2017.

Additional information with respect to pension plan arrangements for Carnival plc for the year ended November 30, 2018 is included in Part I of the Carnival plc Directors’ Remuneration Report included in this Proxy Statement as the Compensation Discussion and Analysis and Part II of the Carnival plc Directors’ Remuneration Report, which is attached as Annex B to this Proxy Statement.



Each of our Named Executive Officers may be eligible to receive certain payments and benefits in connection with termination of employment under various circumstances. The potential benefits payable to our Named Executive Officers in the event of termination of employment under various scenarios on November 30, 2018 are described below.

In addition to benefits described below, our Named Executive Officers will be eligible to receive any benefits accrued under Carnival Corporation & plc broad-based benefit plans, such as distributions under life insurance and disability benefits and accrued vacation pay, in accordance with those plans and policies. These benefits are generally available to all employees.

Cash Severance Benefits

It is the policy of the Compensation Committees for executive officers to have notice periods of not more than 12 months in duration. The Compensation Committees may make an exception to this


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