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ZYNGA INC.

NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

and

PROXY STATEMENT

April 28, 2016

Dear Stockholder:

You are cordially invited to attend the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) of Zynga Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Zynga”). The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Time, at Zynga’s headquarters located at 699 8th Street, San Francisco, California 94103 for the following purposes:

 

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To elect eight nominees for director to serve until the next annual meeting and until their successors are duly elected and qualified.

 

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To approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of Zynga’s named executive officers, as disclosed in this proxy statement.

 

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To ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Ernst & Young LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm of Zynga for its fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.

 

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To conduct any other business properly brought before the Annual Meeting.

These items of business are more fully described in the proxy statement accompanying this notice.

The record date for the Annual Meeting is April 20, 2016. Only stockholders of record at the close of business on that date may vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment thereof. A complete list of such stockholders will be available for examination at Zynga’s headquarters during normal business hours for a period of ten days prior to the Annual Meeting.

 

By Order of the Board of Directors,

Devang Shah

General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President

Whether or not you expect to attend the Annual Meeting, please submit your proxy or vote via the Internet as soon as possible so that your shares can be voted at the Annual Meeting in accordance with your instructions. Even if you have voted by proxy, you may still vote in person if you attend the Annual Meeting. Please note, however, that if your shares are held of record by a broker, bank or other agent and you wish to vote at the Annual Meeting, you must obtain a proxy issued in your name from that record holder.

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on June 9, 2016: The proxy statement and Zynga’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2015 are available electronically at http://www.astproxyportal.com/ast/17382.


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THESE PROXY MATERIALS AND VOTING

 

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PROPOSALS

 

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PROPOSAL 1 ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

 

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PROPOSAL 2 ADVISORY VOTE TO APPROVE COMPENSATION FOR NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

 

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PROPOSAL 3 RATIFICATION OF SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

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OTHER BUSINESS FOR CONSIDERATION

 

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DIRECTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

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Board Composition

 

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Director Independence

 

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Consideration of Director Nominees

 

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Board Leadership Structure

 

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Role of the Board in Risk Oversight

 

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Meetings of the Board

 

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Committees of the Board

 

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Audit Committee

 

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Compensation Committee

 

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Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

 

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Product Committee

 

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Stockholder Communications with the Board or Committees

 

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Non-Employee Director Compensation

 

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Director Stock Ownership Guidelines

 

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Hedging, Short Sale and Pledging Policies

 

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Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

 

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Corporate Governance Guidelines

 

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Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

 

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BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

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Report of the Audit Committee

 

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Report of the Compensation Committee

 

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

 

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EQUITY COMPENSATION PLAN INFORMATION

 

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

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Compensation Discussion and Analysis

 

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Executive Summary

 

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Executive Compensation Philosophy, Objectives and Design

 

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Compensation Setting Process

 

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Material Board and Compensation Committee Actions After Fiscal 2015

 

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Post-Employment Compensation

 

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Employee Benefits

 

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Executive Stock Ownership Guidelines

 

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Compensation Recovery Policies

 

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Tax and Accounting Considerations

 

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Compensation Risk Assessment

 

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Executive Compensation Tables

 

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Summary Compensation

 

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Grants of Plan-Based Awards

 

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Outstanding Equity Awards

 

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Stock Option Exercises and Stock Vested

 

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Pension Benefits

 

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Nonqualified Deferred Compensation

 

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Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control

 

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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT

 

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TRANSACTIONS WITH RELATED PERSONS

 

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Policy and Procedures

 

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Transactions with Related Parties

 

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Employment Related Arrangements

 

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Rule 10b5-1 Plans

 

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NO INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE

 

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2015 ANNUAL REPORT

 

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HOUSEHOLDING OF PROXY MATERIALS

 

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APPENDIX "A":  AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER

 

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ZYNGA INC.

PROXY STATEMENT

FOR

2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

This proxy statement is furnished in connection with the solicitation of proxies by the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Zynga Inc., a Delaware corporation, for use at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”), to be held at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Time, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Zynga’s headquarters located at 699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.  In this proxy statement, unless the context indicates otherwise, the words “Zynga,” “we,” “our,” “ours,” “us” and similar terms refer to Zynga Inc. and its subsidiaries.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT THESE PROXY MATERIALS AND VOTING

The information provided in the “question and answer” format below is for your convenience only and is merely a summary of the information contained in this proxy statement. You should read this entire proxy statement carefully. Information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website is not intended to be incorporated by reference into this proxy statement.

Why did I receive a notice regarding the availability of proxy materials on the Internet instead of a full set of proxy materials?

Pursuant to rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), we have elected to provide access to our proxy materials over the Internet. Accordingly, we are sending a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the “Notice”) to our stockholders of record. All stockholders will have the ability to access the proxy materials on the website referred to in the Notice or request to receive a printed set of the proxy materials. Instructions on how to access the proxy materials over the Internet or to request a printed copy may be found in the Notice. We encourage stockholders to take advantage of the availability of our proxy materials on the Internet to help reduce the environmental impact of the Annual Meeting.

Will I receive any other proxy materials by mail?

No, we will not be sending any additional proxy materials by mail unless you request such materials.

How can I access the proxy materials over the Internet?

The Notice and proxy card or voting instruction card will contain instructions on how to view the proxy materials on the Internet, vote your shares on the Internet, and request electronic delivery of future proxy materials. An electronic copy of this proxy statement and Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2015 are available at http://www.astproxyportal.com/ast/17382.

How do I attend the Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Time, at Zynga’s headquarters, located at 699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Directions to the Annual Meeting may be found at http://investor.zynga.com/events.cfm. Only stockholders of record as of April 20, 2016 are entitled to attend the Annual Meeting. If you are not a stockholder of record but hold shares in “street name” through a brokerage firm, bank, dealer or other similar organization, trustee, or nominee (generally referred to in this proxy statement as a “broker”) you will need to provide proof of beneficial ownership as of April 20, 2016. You should also be prepared to present photo identification for admittance. Information on how to vote in person at the Annual Meeting is discussed below.

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Will the Annual Meeting be webcast?

No, the Annual Meeting will not be webcast or otherwise distributed over the Internet or by teleconference.  If you wish to attend the Annual Meeting, please join us at our headquarters on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Time, at Zynga’s headquarters, located at 699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Who can vote at the Annual Meeting?

You are entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting if you were a stockholder of record as the close of business on April 20, 2016, the record date for the Annual Meeting. On April 20, 2016, there were 739,703,740 shares of our Class A common stock outstanding, 113,461,445 shares of our Class B common stock outstanding and 20,517,472 shares of our Class C common stock outstanding.

Stockholder of Record: Shares Registered in Your Name

You are a stockholder of record if your shares were registered directly in your name with our transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, at the close of business on April 20, 2016. As a stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the Annual Meeting or vote by proxy. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we urge you to fill out and return the accompanying proxy card to ensure your vote is counted. See pages iii and iv for detailed instructions on how to vote your shares.

Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of Broker

If your shares were held, not in your name, but rather in an account at a broker at the close of business on April 20, 2016, then you are the beneficial owner of shares held in “street name” and the Notice is being forwarded to you by your broker. The broker holding your account is considered to be the stockholder of record for purposes of voting at the Annual Meeting. As a beneficial owner, you have the right to direct your broker regarding how to vote the shares in your account. You are also invited to attend the Annual Meeting. However, since you are not the stockholder of record, you will need to provide proof of beneficial ownership as of April 20, 2016, such as the Notice or voting instruction you received from your broker, to be admitted to the Annual Meeting. You may also bring your brokerage statement reflecting your ownership of shares as of April 20, 2016. Please note that you will not be able to vote your shares at the Annual Meeting unless you request and obtain a valid proxy from your broker.

What am I voting on?

There are three matters scheduled for a vote:

 

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Proposal 1: Election of Directors. The Board and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board believe that the eight director nominees are qualified to provide effective oversight of the business and quality advice and counsel to Zynga’s management;

 

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Proposal 2: Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation. Zynga is seeking a non-binding advisory vote from the stockholders to approve compensation of Zynga’s named executive officers, as disclosed under the heading “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis” of this proxy statement and under the heading “Executive Compensation—Executive Compensation Tables” of this proxy statement; and

 

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Proposal 3: Ratification of Appointment of Ernst & Young as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The Board and the Audit Committee of the Board believe that the continued retention of Ernst & Young LLP to serve as Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 is in the best interest of Zynga and its stockholders and is seeking ratification of selection of Ernst & Young LLP as a matter of corporate governance.

How does the Board recommend that I vote?

The Board recommends that you vote your shares:

 

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Proposal 1: Election of Directors. “For” each of the nominees to the Board;

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Proposal 2: Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation. “For” the advisory vote to approve executive compensation; and 

 

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Proposal 3: Ratification of Appointment of Ernst & Young as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. “For” the ratification of appointment of Ernst & Young as Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.

What if another matter is properly brought before the meeting?

The Board knows of no other matters that will be presented for consideration at the Annual Meeting. If any other matters are properly brought before the Annual Meeting or any postponement or adjournment thereof, it is the intention of the persons named in the accompanying proxy to vote on those matters in accordance with their best judgment.

How do I vote?

You may either vote “For” all the nominees to the Board or you may “Withhold” your vote for any nominee you specify. For each of the other matters to be voted on, you may vote “For” or “Against” or abstain from voting. Voting procedures based on how your shares are held are described below.

 Stockholder of Record: Shares Registered in Your Name

If you are a stockholder of record, you may vote in person at the Annual Meeting, vote by proxy through the Internet or vote by proxy using a proxy card that you may request or that we may elect to deliver at a later time. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, we urge you to vote by proxy to ensure your vote is counted. You may still attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person even if you have already voted by proxy.

 

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To vote in person, come to the Annual Meeting and we will give you a ballot when you arrive.

 

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To vote through the Internet, go to www.voteproxy.com to complete an electronic proxy card. You will be asked to provide the company number and control number from the Notice. Your vote must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on June 8, 2016 to be counted.

 

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To vote using the proxy card, simply complete, sign and date the proxy card that may be delivered and return it promptly in the envelope provided. If you return your signed proxy card to us before the Annual Meeting, we will vote your shares as directed by your proxy card.

Beneficial Owner: Shares Registered in the Name of Broker

If you are a beneficial owner of shares registered in the name of your broker, you should have received a Notice containing voting instructions from your broker rather than from us. Please follow the voting instructions in the Notice to ensure that your vote is counted. Alternatively, you may vote over the Internet as instructed by your broker. To vote in person at the Annual Meeting, you must obtain a valid proxy from your broker. Follow the instructions included with the Notice, or contact your broker to request a proxy form.

Internet proxy voting will be provided to allow you to vote your shares online, with procedures designed to ensure the authenticity and correctness of your proxy vote instructions. However, please be aware that you must bear any costs associated with your Internet access, such as usage charges from Internet access providers and telephone companies.

How many votes do I have?

On each matter to be voted upon, each holder of shares of Class A common stock is entitled to one vote for each share of Class A common stock held as of the record date, each holder of shares of Class B common stock is entitled to seven votes for each share of Class B common stock held as of the record date and each holder of shares of Class C common stock is entitled to 70 votes for each share of Class C common stock held as of the record date.

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The Class A common stock, Class B common stock and Class C common stock are voting as a single class on all matters described in this proxy statement for which your vote is being solicited.

What if I return a proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific choices?

If you return a signed and dated proxy card or otherwise vote without marking voting selections, your shares will be voted, as applicable:

 

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Proposal 1: Election of Directors. “For” the election of all eight nominees for director;

 

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Proposal 2: Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation. “For” advisory vote to approve executive compensation; and

 

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Proposal 3: Ratification of Appointment of Ernst & Young as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. “For” ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.

If any other matter is properly presented at the Annual Meeting, Mr. Gibeau or Mr. Shah (your proxyholders (i.e., the individuals named on your proxy card)) will vote your shares using his best judgment.

Who is paying for this proxy solicitation?

We will pay for the entire cost of soliciting proxies. In addition to these proxy materials, our directors and employees may also solicit proxies in person or by other means of communication. Directors and employees will not be paid any additional compensation for soliciting proxies. We may also reimburse brokers for the cost of forwarding proxy materials to beneficial owners.

What does it mean if I receive more than one Notice?

If you receive more than one Notice, your shares may be registered in more than one name or in different accounts. Please follow the voting instructions on each Notice to ensure that all of your shares are voted.

Can I change my vote after submitting my proxy?

Yes. You can revoke your proxy at any time before the final vote at the Annual Meeting. If you are the record holder of your shares, you may revoke your proxy in any one of the following ways:

 

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You may submit another properly completed proxy card with a later date.

 

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You may grant a subsequent proxy through the Internet.

 

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You may send a timely written notice that you are revoking your proxy to our Corporate Secretary at Zynga Inc. 699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

 

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You may attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person. Simply attending the Annual Meeting will not, by itself, revoke your proxy.

Your most current proxy card or Internet proxy is the one that is counted.

If your shares are held by your broker, you should follow the instructions provided by your broker.

What is the deadline for stockholder proposals for next year’s annual meeting?

To be considered for inclusion in next year’s proxy materials, your proposal must be submitted in writing by December 30, 2016 (the date that is 120 days prior to the one-year anniversary of the date of the proxy statement), to our Corporate Secretary at Zynga Inc. 699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. A stockholder proposal or a nomination for director that is received after this date will not be included in next year’s proxy statement, but may otherwise be considered at the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders so long as it is submitted to our Corporate

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Secretary no earlier than February 2, 2017 and no later than March 4, 2017. If we hold the 2017 annual meeting of stockholders more than 30 days before or after June 9, 2017 (the one-year anniversary date of the Annual Meeting), we will disclose the new deadline by which stockholders proposals must be received under Item 5 of Part II of our earliest possible Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or, if impracticable, by any means reasonably determined to inform our stockholders. We advise you to review our bylaws, which contain these and other requirements with respect to advance notice of stockholder proposals and director nominations, including certain information that must be included concerning the stockholder and each proposal and nominee. Our bylaws were filed with the SEC as exhibit 3.1 to the Current Report on Form 8-K, filed by Zynga on March 1, 2016, and can be viewed by visiting our investor relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm. You may also obtain a copy by writing to our Corporate Secretary at Zynga Inc., 699 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.  In addition, stockholder proposals must otherwise comply with the requirements of Rule 14a-8 under the Exchange Act. Such proposals also must comply with SEC regulations under Rule 14a-8 regarding the inclusion of stockholder proposals in company-sponsored proxy materials.

How are votes counted?

Votes will be counted by the inspector of elections appointed for the Annual Meeting, who will separately count, for the proposal to elect directors, votes “For,” “Withhold” and broker non-votes; and with respect to the other proposals, votes “For” and “Against,” abstentions and, if applicable, broker non-votes. Broker non-votes and abstentions have no effect and will not be counted towards the vote total for any proposal.  

What are “broker non-votes”?

If you hold shares beneficially in “street name” and do not provide your broker with voting instructions, your shares may constitute “broker non-votes.” Broker non-votes occur on a matter when a broker is not permitted to vote on that matter without instructions from the beneficial owner and instructions are not given.  Matters on which a broker is not permitted to vote without instructions from the beneficial owner are referred to as “non-routine” matters. 

As a beneficial owner, in order to ensure your shares are voted in the way you would like, you must provide voting instructions to your broker by the deadline provided in the materials you receive from your broker. If you do not provide voting instructions to your broker, your broker will only have discretion to vote your shares on "routine" matters. 

“Non-Routine” Matters.  The election of our directors (Proposal 1) and the vote, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of our named executive officers (Proposal 2) are “non-routine” matters and may not be voted on by brokers who have not received specific voting instructions from beneficial owners.

“Routine” Matters.  The ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm (Proposal 3) is a “routine” matter. Generally, brokers that do not receive voting instructions from beneficial owners may vote on the ratification of independent registered public accounting firms in their discretion.

Broker non-votes are counted for purposes of determining whether or not a quorum exists for the transaction of business.  Broker non-votes will not be counted for purposes of determining the number of shares represented and voted with respect to an individual matter, and therefore will have no effect on the outcome of the vote on an individual matter. Thus, if you do not give your broker specific voting instructions, your shares will not be voted on any “non-routine” matters and will not be counted in determining the number of shares necessary for approval.

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If you hold your shares in “street name” through a broker, it is critical that you cast your vote if you want it to count in the election of our directors (Proposal 1), or the advisory vote on compensation of our named executive officers (Proposal 2). If you hold your shares in “street name” and you do not instruct your broker how to vote in the election of our directors or the advisory vote on compensation of our named executive officers, no votes will be cast on your behalf.

How many votes are needed to approve each proposal?

 

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Proposal 1: Election of Directors. The eight nominees receiving the most “For” votes from the holders of shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on the election of directors will be elected. Only votes “For” or “Withheld” will affect the outcome.  Broker non-votes will have no effect. If you return your proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific voting choices, your shares will be voted “For” the election of all eight director nominees.

 

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Proposal 2: Advisory Vote to Approve Executive Compensation. Approved if it receives “For” votes from the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares either present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote and which are voted “For” or “Against” this proposal. Broker non-votes and abstentions will have no effect. If you return your proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific voting choices, your shares will be voted “For” Proposal 2.

 

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Proposal 3: Ratification of Appointment of Ernst & Young as Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. Approved if it receives “For” votes from the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote and which are voted “For” or “Against” this proposal. Broker non-votes may be voted at the discretion of the broker. Abstentions will have no effect. If you return your proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific voting choices, your shares will be voted “For” Proposal 3.

What is the quorum requirement?

A quorum of stockholders is necessary to hold a valid meeting. A quorum will be present if stockholders holding at least a majority of the voting power of the shares of Class A common stock, Class B common stock and Class C common stock (voting together as a single class) entitled to vote are present at the Annual Meeting in person or represented by proxy. On the record date, there were 739,703,740 shares of Class A common stock with one vote per share, 113,461,445 shares of Class B common stock with seven votes per share, and 20,517,472 shares of Class C common stock with 70 votes per share, outstanding and entitled to vote. Thus, the holders of shares representing an aggregate of 1,485,078,448 votes must be present in person or represented by proxy at the Annual Meeting to have a quorum.

Your shares will be counted towards the quorum only if you submit a valid proxy (or one is submitted on your behalf by your broker) or if you vote in person at the Annual Meeting. Abstentions and broker non-votes will be counted towards the quorum requirement. If there is no quorum, the chair of the Board or the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares present at the Annual Meeting in person or represented by proxy may adjourn the Annual Meeting to another date. If you return your proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific voting choices, your shares will be counted toward the quorum.

How can I find out the results of the voting at the Annual Meeting?

Preliminary voting results will be announced at the Annual Meeting. Final voting results will be published in a Current Report on Form 8-K that we expect to file within four business days after the Annual Meeting. If final voting results are not available to us in time to file a Current Report on Form 8-K within four business days after the Annual Meeting, we intend to file a Current Report on Form 8-K to publish preliminary results and, within four business days after the final results are known to us, file an additional Current Report on Form 8-K to publish the final results.

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What if my question isn’t listed here?

If you question wasn’t listed here, please contact our investor relations department as follows:

 

Zynga Investor Relations Department
Zynga Inc.
699 8th Street
San Francisco, California 94103

http://investor.zynga.com/contactus.cfm

(855) 449-9642

 

 

 

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PROPOSALS

PROPOSAL 1

ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

Each of our eight current directors is nominated for re-election this year. Each person nominated for election has agreed to serve if elected. Zynga’s management has no reason to believe that any nominee will be unable to serve. Each elected director will hold office until 2017 annual meeting of stockholders and until his or her successor is elected, or, if sooner, until his or her death, resignation or removal.

Recommendation of Board

The Board recommends that you vote “FOR” the election of all of the nominees listed below.

Vote Required

Directors are elected by a plurality of the votes of the holders of shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote on the election of directors. The eight nominees receiving the highest number of affirmative votes will be elected. Shares represented by executed proxies will be voted, if authority to do so is not withheld, for the election of the eight nominees named below. If you return your proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific voting choices, your shares will be voted “For” the election of all eight director nominees.

If any nominee becomes unavailable for election as a result of an unexpected occurrence, your shares will be voted for the election of a substitute nominee proposed by us.

Annual Meeting Attendance

It is our policy to strongly encourage directors and nominees for director to attend the Annual Meeting. Three of the seven directors elected to the Board at the 2015 annual meeting of our stockholders were in attendance at that meeting.

Nominees

The following is a brief biography of each nominee for director and a discussion of the relevant experiences, qualifications, attributes or skills of each nominee that led the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to recommend that person as a nominee for director, as of the date of this proxy statement. All of our nominees for director have high-level managerial experience in relatively complex organizations or are accustomed to dealing with complex problems. We believe all of our nominees for director are individuals of high character and integrity, are able to work well with others, and have sufficient time to devote to our affairs. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee took into account professional and industry knowledge and financial expertise during its evaluation of nominees for director. The brief biographies below include information, as of the date of this proxy statement, regarding the specific and particular experience, qualifications, attributes or skills of each director or director nominee that led the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to believe that that nominee should continue to serve on the Board. However, each of the members of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may have a variety of reasons why he or she believes a particular person would be an appropriate nominee for the Board, and these views may differ from the views of other members.

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Name

 

Age

 

Board Member Since

 

Principal Occupation and Relevant Experiences, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

Mark Pincus

 

50

 

2007

 

Mark Pincus is founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. He has served as our Chairman from April 2007 to March 2016 and our Executive Chairman since March 2016. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2007 to July 2013 and from April 2015 to March 2016, and as Chief Product Officer from April 2007 to April 2014. In 2014, he founded superlabs, a San Francisco-based product lab focused on developing products that connect and empower people, which was acquired by Zynga in 2015. Mr. Pincus also founded Zynga.org in 2009, a non-profit organization dedicated to using social games for social good. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Pincus served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Tribe.net, a company he launched and one of the first social networks in the industry. From 1997 to 2000, he served as Chairman of Support.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPRT), a help desk automation software company he founded, and he served as Chief Executive Officer and President from December 1997 to July 1999. From 1996 to 1997, he served as Chief Executive Officer of FreeLoader, Inc., a web-based news company he founded.

Mr. Pincus also made founding investments in Napster, Twitter and Facebook.

Mr. Pincus graduated summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.  He is an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley startups and regularly gives lectures to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Mr. Pincus was selected to serve on the Board because he founded Zynga and because of his unique perspective and experience as our former Chief Executive Officer and Chief Product Officer and his extensive experience in the social media and internet industry.

L. John Doerr

 

64

 

2013

 

L. John Doerr has been a general partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, since 1980. Mr. Doerr currently serves on the boards of directors of Alphabet, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL), a global technology company, and Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS), a synthetic biology company. Mr. Doerr was previously a director of Amazon.com, Inc., an internet retail company, from 1996 to 2010; and Intuit Inc., a provider of business and financial management solutions, from 1990 to 2007. Mr. Doerr earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University.

Mr. Doerr was selected to serve on the Board due to his global business leadership and entrepreneurial experience as a senior executive of a number of technology companies, experience as a venture capitalist investing in and guiding technology companies and experience as a director of several public companies.

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Name

 

Age

 

Board Member Since

 

Principal Occupation and Relevant Experiences, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

Regina E. Dugan, Ph.D.

 

53

 

2014

 

Regina E. Dugan, Ph.D., will be VP of Engineering at Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) in May 2016.  In this position, she will lead Facebook’s “building8” hardware product development and R&D organization. Dr. Dugan also currently serves on the board of directors of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy.  Prior to her new position with Facebook, Dr. Dugan served as VP of Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects at Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) from February 2014 until she begins at Facebook; Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology and Projects at the then Google-owned Motorola Mobility, a telecommunications equipment company, from March 2012 to February 2014; and director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the principal agency within the U.S. Department of Defense for research, development and demonstration of high-risk, high-payoff capability for the future combat force, from July 2009 to March 2012. Prior to that, she held several executive positions, including co-founder, President and CEO at RedXDefense LLC, a security solutions company, from 2005 to 2009, and co-founder, President, and CEO at Dugan Ventures, an investment firm where she continues to serve as a non-voting partner, from 2001 to 2009.  Dr. Dugan is an inventor or co-inventor on several patents and holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Dr. Dugan was selected to serve on the Board for her leadership in innovation, technology development and ability to inspire teams to reimagine technology and processes.

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Name

 

Age

 

Board Member Since

 

Principal Occupation and Relevant Experiences, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

Frank Gibeau

 

47

 

2015

 

Frank Gibeau is currently our Chief Executive Officer, a position he was appointed to effective as of March 7, 2016.  Mr. Gibeau is a mobile, PC and console gaming industry veteran, with 25 years of experience in interactive entertainment. Mr. Gibeau spent more than two decades at Electronic Arts, Inc. (“EA”), where he held a number of influential business and product leadership roles. Most recently he served as the Executive Vice President of EA Mobile from October 2013 to May 2015, where he led strategy, product development and publishing for the company's fast-growing mobile games business. In that role, Mr. Gibeau managed EA's portfolio of popular mobile franchises including The Simpsons: Tapped Out, Plants vs. Zombies, Real Racing, Bejeweled, Star Wars, Minions, SimCity, EA SPORTS, and The Sims. He also spearheaded the creation of new mobile intellectual property and platform technology, as well as EA's Chillingo publishing operation.

Prior to that, Mr. Gibeau was President of EA Labels from 2011 to 2013, where he oversaw IP development, worldwide product management and marketing for major console and PC properties including Battlefield, FIFA, Madden NFL, Need for Speed, SimCity, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect, Dragon Age and The Sims. He also spent four years as the President of the EA Games label, where he was responsible for a business turnaround that resulted in increased product quality, on time game delivery and dramatically reduced costs. Before that, Mr. Gibeau acted as EA's Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Americas, where he was directly responsible for a publishing operation that accounted for more than $1.5 billion of EA's annual revenue. While at EA, Mr. Gibeau also served as Executive Producer of the major motion picture “Need For Speed,” which was released in 2014.

Mr. Gibeau is currently a director of Graphiq, a data visualization company, and the Vice Chairman of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.  He previously served on the board of directors of Cooliris, an internet technology company. Mr. Gibeau received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters of Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Mr. Gibeau was selected to serve on the Board due to his leadership and extensive knowledge and experience with the mobile, PC and console gaming industries.  In addition, as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gibeau has a unique perspective and provides key insight and advice in the Board’s consideration and oversight of corporate strategy and management development.

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Name

 

Age

 

Board Member Since

 

Principal Occupation and Relevant Experiences, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

William “Bing” Gordon

 

66

 

2008

 

Bing Gordon has been a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a venture capital firm, since June 2008. Mr. Gordon co-founded Electronic Arts Inc., a gaming company, and served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer from March 1998 to May 2008. Mr. Gordon serves on the boards of directors of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), an internet retail company, N3twork, a media sharing company; Airtime Media Inc., a messaging company, and Zazzle Inc., a web-based custom products company. He was also a founding director at ngmoco, LLC (acquired by DeNA Co. Ltd. in 2010) and Audible, Inc. (acquired by Amazon.com, Inc. in 2008). Mr. Gordon was awarded the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and held the game industry’s first endowed chair in game design at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.A. from Yale University, where he serves on the President’s Council.

Mr. Gordon was selected to serve on the Board due to his leadership and entrepreneurial experience as a senior executive of Electronic Arts, Inc., a company he co-founded and through which he gained experience with emerging technologies and consumer-focused product development and marketing issues, as well as his experience as a venture capitalist investing in and guiding technology companies.

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Name

 

Age

 

Board Member Since

 

Principal Occupation and Relevant Experiences, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr.

 

68

 

2015

 

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr. has been a Managing Director of Lavrite, LLC, a management consulting firm specializing in the areas of corporate finance, accounting, growth strategy and management, since 2005. From 1983 to 2005, Mr. Lavigne served in various executive capacities with Genentech, Inc. (NYSE: DNA), a biotech company, namely, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2005; Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1997; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1988 to 1994; Vice President from 1986 to 1988; and Controller from 1983 to 1986. Mr. Lavigne was named the Best CFO in Biotech in 2005 in the Institutional Investor Survey and in June, 2006, he received the Bay Area CFO of the Year-Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. He also currently serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO), a specialty pharmaceutical company, since July 2013, a director, chair of the audit committee, member of the compensation committee, and member of the mergers and acquisitions committee, of DocuSign Inc., a private eSignature transaction management company, since July 2013, a director and chair of the audit committee of NovoCure Limited (NASDAQ: NVCR), a commercial stage oncology company, since January 2013, and as chairman of the board of directors and chairperson of the compensation committee of Accuray Incorporated (NASDAQ: ARAY), a radiation oncology company, since September 2009. He is also a member of the board of directors of Rodan + Fields, LLC since June 2015 and a member of the board of directors, and chairman of the audit committee, of Puppet Labs, Inc. since December 2015.  Within the last five years, Mr. Lavigne also served on the board of directors, the audit committee, and the sciences and technology committee, of Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN), a technology-driven, global health care company that provides specialty pharmaceutical products worldwide, from 2005 to 2015, as a director and chair of the audit committee of SafeNet, Inc., a private information security company, from 2010 to 2015, as a director and chair of the audit committee of BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: BMC), an enterprise systems software vendor, from 2004 to 2007 and from 2008 to 2013, when it was acquired by a private investor group. Mr. Lavigne serves as a board member and chairman of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and the UCSF Children’s Hospitals Foundation where he is also a member of the audit committee. Mr. Lavigne holds a B.S. in Finance from Babson College and an M.B.A. from Temple University.

Mr. Lavigne was selected to serve on the Board due to his extensive experience in business operations and management, strategy, finance, accounting and public company governance as a former Chief Financial Officer of a large, complex publicly traded company and a current and former board leader for several public company boards and audit committees.

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Name

 

Age

 

Board Member Since

 

Principal Occupation and Relevant Experiences, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

Sunil Paul

 

51

 

2011

 

Sunil Paul has been a Partner at Spring Ventures, a venture capital fund, since founding the firm in January 2007. Mr. Paul has served as Chief Executive Officer of SideCar Technologies, Inc., a ride sharing technology platform, formerly known as Shepherd Intelligent Systems, Inc., since September 2011. Mr. Paul was the Chief Executive Officer of Spride, Inc., a car share service company, from early 2010 to 2012. From May 2004 to January 2007, Mr. Paul was an independent investor. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Paul served as Founding Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board of directors of Brightmail, Inc., a software company he co-founded. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Paul served as Chief Executive Officer, and then President, of FreeLoader, Inc., an internet technology company he co-founded. Mr. Paul holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Mr. Paul was selected to serve on the Board due to his extensive experience as an entrepreneur, as well as his experience with internet and technology companies.

Ellen F. Siminoff

 

48

 

2012

 

Ellen F. Siminoff is President and CEO of Shmoop University, Inc., an educational publishing company. From February 2004 to February 2008, Ms. Siminoff served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Efficient Frontier, Inc., a provider of paid search engine marketing solutions, and she served as chairman of the board of directors from February 2008 to September 2009. Prior to that, from 1996 to 2002, Ms. Siminoff served in various capacities at Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), an internet company, including as Senior Vice-President of Entertainment and Small Business, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Vice President, Business Development and Planning. Ms. Siminoff also served on the board of directors of SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI) until it was taken private in 2016, and served on the board of directors of Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU) from June 2008 through the end of her term in June 2011, Journal Communications, Inc. (NYSE: JRN) from 2007 through the end of her term in May 2013, and US Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS) from 2006 through the end of her term in July 2013. She has also served on the boards of private companies, including Mozilla Corporation, a software company. Ms. Siminoff holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an A.B. degree in Economics from Princeton University.

Ms. Siminoff was selected to serve on the Board due to her breadth of experience in emerging growth and technology companies, experience as a director of several public companies and success in a variety of industries.

 

The Board Recommends A Vote “FOR” The Election Of Each Nominee

 

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PROPOSAL 2

ADVISORY VOTE TO APPROVE COMPENSATION FOR NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

At the 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, our stockholders indicated their preference that Zynga solicit a non-binding advisory vote on the compensation of the named executive officers, commonly referred to as a “say-on-pay vote,” every year consistent with the Board’s recommendation. The Compensation Committee recommended, and the full Board adopted, a policy that is consistent with that preference. In accordance with that policy, this year, the Board is again asking the stockholders to approve, on an advisory (non-binding) basis, the compensation of our named executive officers (who are named under the heading “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this proxy statement) in accordance with the SEC’s rules.

This vote is not intended to address any specific item of compensation, but rather the overall compensation of our named executive officers and the philosophy, policies and practices described in this proxy statement. The compensation of our named executive officers subject to the vote is disclosed in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the compensation tables, and the related narrative disclosure contained in this proxy statement.

Our executive compensation program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

 

·

attract and retain talented and experienced executive officers, whose knowledge, skills and performance are critical to our success;

 

·

motivate these executive officers to achieve our business and strategic objectives;

 

·

align the interests of our executive officers and stockholders; and

 

·

promote teamwork while also recognizing the role each executive officer plays in our success.

As described in detail in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of this proxy statement, we place a strong emphasis on the use of equity awards as a key component of our compensation program. We grant options and restricted stock units (“ZSUs”) to purchase shares of our common stock that reward longer-term stockholder returns, thereby directly linking the most substantial component of our named executive officers’ compensation to the long-term success of Zynga. In addition to linking compensation value to stockholder value, these awards generally require continued service over a multi-year period as a condition to vesting, which creates a strong retention incentive and helps ensure the continuity of our operations. We use a mix of ZSUs and stock options to balance our equity compensation program between future appreciation and up-front ownership stake, linking both types of awards to continued service with Zynga over a period of years, such that our named executive officers are incentivized to remain employed with us, achieve our business and strategic objectives, and focus on long-term stockholder value.

We urge our stockholders to review information under the heading “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this proxy statement and the compensation tables and the related narrative disclosure for more information.

Recommendation of the Board

The Board believes that the information provided above and in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of this proxy statement demonstrates that our executive compensation program was designed appropriately and is working to ensure that management’s interests are aligned with our stockholders’ interests to support long-term value creation.

The Board is asking the stockholders to indicate their support for the compensation of our named executive officers as described in this proxy statement by casting an advisory vote “FOR” the following resolution:

“RESOLVED, that the compensation paid to Zynga’s named executive officers, as disclosed pursuant to Item 402 of Regulation S-K, including the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, compensation tables and narrative discussion is hereby APPROVED.”

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Vote Required

Because the vote is advisory, it is not binding on the Board or Zynga. Nevertheless, the views expressed by our stockholders, whether through this vote or otherwise, are important to management and the Board and, accordingly, the Board and the Compensation Committee intend to consider the results of this vote in making determinations in the future regarding executive compensation arrangements. If you return your proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific voting choices, your shares will be voted to approve the compensation of our named executive officers.

Advisory approval of this proposal requires the vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and which are voted “For” or “Against” this proposal. Broker non-votes and abstentions will have no effect.

 

The Board Recommends A Vote In Favor Of Proposal 2

 

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PROPOSAL 3

RATIFICATION OF SELECTION OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Audit Committee of the Board has selected Ernst & Young LLP as Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016 and has further directed that management submit the selection of independent registered public accounting firm for ratification by the stockholders at the Annual Meeting. Ernst & Young LLP has audited Zynga’s financial statements since we were founded in 2007. Representatives of Ernst & Young LLP are expected to be present at the Annual Meeting. They will have an opportunity to make a statement if they so desire and will be available to respond to appropriate questions.

Neither our bylaws nor other governing documents or law require stockholder ratification of the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm. However, the Audit Committee is submitting the selection of Ernst & Young LLP to the stockholders for ratification as a matter of good corporate practice. If the stockholders fail to ratify the selection, the Audit Committee will reconsider whether or not to retain that firm. Even if the selection is ratified, the Audit Committee in its discretion may direct the appointment of different independent auditors at any time during the year if they determine that such a change would be in the best interests of Zynga and its stockholders.

Recommendation of the Board

The Board recommends that you vote in favor of ratifying the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.

Vote Required

The affirmative vote of the holders of a majority of the voting power of the shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting and are voted “For” or “Against” this proposal will be required to ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP. Broker non-votes may be voted at the discretion of the broker or other agent. Abstentions are counted towards a quorum, but are not counted for any purpose in determining whether this matter has been approved. If you return your proxy card or otherwise vote but do not make specific voting choices, your shares will be voted “For” Proposal 3.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

The following table represents aggregate fees billed to Zynga for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014 and the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, by Ernst & Young LLP, Zynga’s principal accountant (in thousands).  All fees described were pre-approved by the Audit Committee.

 

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

Audit Fees(1)

 

$

3,148

 

 

$

3,027

 

Audit-related Fees

 

$

 

 

$

 

Tax Compliance Fees(2)

 

$

630

 

 

$

533

 

Tax Advisory Fees(3)

 

$

233

 

 

$

838

 

All Other Fees

 

$

2

 

 

$

2

 

TOTAL FEES

 

$

4,013

 

 

$

4,394

 

 

(1)

Includes the aggregate fees related to the audits of our annual consolidated financial statements and the reviews of our interim financial statements, services rendered in connection with the filing of our registration statements, our registration statements on Form S-8, and also includes fees related to accounting consultations, and statutory audit services for certain of our foreign subsidiaries, including Natural Motion.

(2)

Includes preparation and review of various tax filings.

(3)

Includes advising on international tax structure and various other tax issues.  

In connection with the audit of the financial statements for fiscal year 2015, Zynga entered into an engagement agreement with Ernst & Young LLP which sets forth the terms by which Ernst & Young LLP will perform audit services for Zynga. That agreement is subject to alternative dispute resolution procedures.

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Pre-Approval Policies and Procedures

The Audit Committee has adopted a policy and procedures for the pre-approval of audit and non-audit services rendered by Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm, Ernst & Young LLP. Pre-approval may also be given as part of the Audit Committee’s approval of the scope of the engagement of the independent auditor or on an individual, explicit, case-by-case basis before the independent auditor is engaged to provide each service. The pre-approval of services may be delegated to one or more of the Audit Committee’s members, but the decision must be reported to the full Audit Committee at its next scheduled meeting.

The Audit Committee has determined that the rendering of the services other than audit services by Ernst & Young LLP is compatible with maintaining the principal accountant’s independence.

 

The Board Recommends A Vote In Favor Of Proposal 3

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OTHER BUSINESS FOR CONSIDERATION

The Board does not presently intend to bring any other business before the Annual Meeting, and, so far as is known to it, no other business are to be brought before the Annual Meeting except as specified in Notice. As to any business that may properly come before the Annual Meeting, however, it is intended that proxies, in the form enclosed, will be voted in respect thereof in accordance with the judgment of the persons voting such proxies.

 

 

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DIRECTORS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Board Composition

Our business and affairs are managed under the direction of the Board, which is currently comprised of eight members. The current members of the Board are Mark Pincus, Frank Gibeau, L. John Doerr, Regina E. Dugan, Ph.D., William “Bing” Gordon, Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., Sunil Paul and Ellen F. Siminoff. Each of our directors, except for Mr. Gibeau who joined the Board in August 2015, was elected to be a director for a one-year term at our 2015 annual meeting of stockholders held on June 11, 2015. There are no family relationships among any of the directors or executive officers of Zynga. For additional information regarding the members of the Board, please see the discussion of their respective experiences, qualifications, attributes and skills under “Proposal 1—Election of Directors” in this proxy statement.

Director Independence

As required by the listing requirements and rules of the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ”), a majority of the members of the Board must qualify as “independent,” as affirmatively determined by the Board. The Board annually reviews all relevant business relationships that any director or director nominee may have with Zynga. As a result of its annual review and based upon information requested from and provided by each director and director nominee concerning his or her background, employment and affiliations, including family relationships, the Board has affirmatively determined that Mr. Doerr, Mr. Lavigne, Mr. Paul, Dr. Dugan and Ms. Siminoff do not have any relationships that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director and that each of these directors is “independent” as that term is defined under the applicable the rules of the SEC and the listing standards of NASDAQ and any other applicable laws or regulations. In making these determinations, the Board considered the current and prior relationships that each non-employee director and director nominee, or any of his or her family members, has with Zynga, our senior management and our independent auditors and all other facts and circumstances deemed relevant in determining their independence, including the following transactions and relationships:

 

·

Mr. Doerr’s interest in Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and its affiliates (collectively, “KPCB”), KPCB’s ownership interest in Zynga, KPCB’s ownership interest in One Kings Lane Inc. (a company in which Mr. Pincus’ wife has a significant ownership interest) and certain of our executives’ and directors’ interest, and/or personal investments, in KPCB.

 

·

The relationship between Mr. Doerr, Dr. Dugan (formerly) and Alphabet Inc. (and its subsidiaries, including Google, Inc. “Alphabet”), a partner of Zynga.

 

·

The relationship between Mr. Pincus and Mr. Paul, who were co-founders of FreeLoader, Inc., an internet company that was sold in 1995.

 

·

Any other relationships described under the heading “Transactions with Related Persons—Transactions with Related Parties” in this proxy statement.

Consideration of Director Nominees

Director Selection Process and Qualifications.  Candidates for director are reviewed in the context of the current composition of the Board, our operating requirements and the long-term interests of stockholders. In conducting this assessment, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considers diversity, age, skills and such other factors as it deems appropriate given the current needs of the Board and Zynga to maintain a balance of knowledge, experience and capability. While our corporate governance guidelines do not prescribe specific diversity standards, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considers diversity in the context of the Board as a whole and takes into account the personal characteristics, experience and skills of current and prospective directors to ensure that a broad range of perspectives are represented on the Board. In the case of incumbent directors, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee reviews such directors’ overall service to Zynga during their term, including the number of meetings attended, level of participation, quality of performance, and any other relationships and transactions that might impair such directors’ independence. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee also determines whether the nominee can be considered independent by the Board for purposes of meeting the NASDAQ listing standards.

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The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee utilizes a variety of methods for identifying and evaluating nominees for director. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee periodically assesses the appropriate size of the Board, and whether any vacancies on the Board are expected due to retirement or otherwise. If vacancies are anticipated, or otherwise arise, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considers various potential candidates for director. Candidates may come to the attention of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee through current members of the Board, professional search firms, stockholders or other persons. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee conducts any appropriate and necessary inquiries into the backgrounds and qualifications of possible candidates after considering the function and needs of the Board. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee meets to discuss and consider the candidates’ qualifications and then selects a nominee for recommendation to the Board by majority vote. These candidates are evaluated at meetings of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and may be considered at any point during the year.

Candidates for director should have broad experience and demonstrated excellence in his or her field. In addition, candidates for director should:

 

·

possess relevant expertise upon which to be able to offer advice and guidance to management and be committed to enhancing stockholder value;

 

·

have sufficient time to devote to the affairs of Zynga and to carry out their duties; and

 

·

have the ability to exercise sound business judgment and provide insight and practical wisdom based on experience.

Each director must represent the interests of all stockholders. Their service on other boards of public companies should be limited to a number that permits them, given their individual circumstances, to perform responsibly all director duties. However, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee retains the right to modify these qualifications from time to time.

Stockholder Recommendations.  The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will consider properly submitted stockholder recommendations for candidates for the Board who meet the minimum qualifications as described above. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee does not intend to alter the manner in which it evaluates candidates, including the minimum criteria set forth above, based on whether or not the candidate was recommended by a stockholder. Submissions must include the full name of the proposed nominee, a description of the proposed nominee’s business experience for at least the previous five years, complete biographical information, a description of the proposed nominee’s qualifications as a director and a representation that the nominating stockholder is a beneficial or record holder of our stock and has been a holder for at least one year. Any such submission must be accompanied by the written consent of the proposed nominee to be named as a nominee and to serve as a director if elected. Following verification of the stockholder status of persons proposing candidates, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee aggregates the recommendations and considers them at a regularly scheduled meeting prior to the issuance of the proxy statement for our next annual meeting of stockholders. If any materials are provided by a stockholder in connection with the recommendation of a director candidate, such materials are forwarded to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Board Leadership Structure

Mr. Pincus is our Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board. We believe that it is important to have a chairman of the Board with an extensive history with and knowledge of Zynga as compared to a relatively less informed independent chairman of the Board.

Our independent directors have designated Mr. Doerr as our lead independent director, a position he was appointed to effective June 11, 2014. The lead independent director chairs and may call formal closed sessions of the independent directors and leads Board meetings in the absence of the chairman of the Board. In addition, it is the responsibility of the lead independent director to coordinate between the Board and management with regard to the determination and implementation of responses to any problematic risk management issues. As a result, Zynga

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believes that the lead independent director can help ensure the effective independent functioning of the Board in its oversight responsibilities.

Role of the Board in Risk Oversight

Risk is inherent with every business, and how well a business manages risk can ultimately determine its success. Management is responsible for the day-to-day management of the risks that we face, while the Board, as a whole and through its committees, has responsibility for the oversight of risk management. In its risk oversight role, the Board is responsible for satisfying itself that the risk management processes designed and implemented by management are adequate and functioning as designed.

The Board does not have a standing risk management committee, but rather administers this oversight function directly through the Board as a whole, as well as through various standing Board committees that address risks inherent in their respective areas of oversight. In particular, the Board is responsible for monitoring and assessing strategic risk exposure, including a determination of the nature and level of risk appropriate for Zynga. The Audit Committee has the responsibility to consider and discuss our major financial risk exposures and the steps our management has taken to monitor and control these exposures, including guidelines and policies to govern the process by which risk assessment and management is undertaken. The Audit Committee also monitors compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, in addition to oversight of the performance of our internal audit function. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee monitors the effectiveness of our corporate governance guidelines, including whether they are successful in preventing illegal or improper liability-creating conduct. The Compensation Committee assesses and monitors whether any of our compensation policies and programs have the potential to encourage excessive risk-taking.

Meetings of the Board

The Board met six times during 2015. All directors attended at least 75% of the aggregate number of meetings of the Board and of the committees on which they served held during the portion of 2015 for which they were directors or committee members, respectively.

Committees of the Board

The Board has established an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee, a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a Product Committee. Previously the Board had an Executive Committee and Mergers and Acquisitions Committee but dissolved those committees in April 2015 in connection with Mr. Pincus’ appointment as Chief Executive Officer. The Board may establish other committees to facilitate the management of our business. The current composition and functions of each committee are described below. Members serve on these committees until their resignation or until otherwise determined by the Board.

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The following table provides membership for 2015 for the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Product Committee:

 

Name

 

Audit

 

Compensation

 

Nominating and

Corporate

Governance

 

Product

Mark Pincus C

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member

Don Mattrick(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member

L. John Doerr L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regina E. Dugan I

 

 

 

 

 

Chair

 

Member

Frank Gibeau(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member

William “Bing” Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr. I

 

Chair

 

Member

 

Member

 

 

Sunil Paul I

 

Member

 

Chair

 

 

 

 

Ellen F. Siminoff I

 

Member

 

Member

 

Member

 

 

 

C = Executive Chairman of the Board

I =  Independent Director

L = Lead Independent Director

 

(1)

Mr. Mattrick was a director and a member of the Product Committee until his resignation from the Board in April 2015.

(2)

Mr. Gibeau joined the Board in August 2015 and he was appointed to the Product Committee in November 2015.  Mr. Gibeau was appointed Chief Executive Officer effective as of March 7, 2016.

The following table provides meeting information for 2015 for the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Product Committee:

 

Committee

 

Total Meetings Held in Fiscal 2015

 

Audit Committee

 

 

5

 

Compensation Committee

 

 

10

 

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

 

 

3

 

Product Committee

 

 

2

 

 

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee currently consists of Mr. Lavigne (Chair), Mr. Paul and Ms. Siminoff. The Board has determined that all members of the Audit Committee are independent within the meaning of the rules of the SEC and the listing standards of NASDAQ and that the chair of the Audit Committee, Mr. Lavigne, is an “audit committee financial expert” within the meaning of the SEC regulations. The Board made a qualitative assessment of Mr. Lavigne’s level of knowledge and experience based on a number of factors, including his extensive experience in finance, accounting and public company governance as a former chief financial officer of a large, complex publicly traded company and his background as chair of the audit committees of other public and private companies.

The Board has determined, based on the scope of experience and the nature of their employment in the corporate finance sector, that each member of the Audit Committee can read and understand fundamental financial statements in accordance with applicable requirements.

The Audit Committee engages Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm, reviews Zynga’s financial controls, evaluates the scope of the annual audit, reviews audit results, consults with management and Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm prior to the presentation of financial statements to stockholders and, as appropriate, initiates inquiries into aspects of Zynga’s internal accounting controls and financial affairs.

The Audit Committee has adopted a written charter that was recently amended on April 7, 2016.  A copy of the charter of the Audit Committee is available to stockholders on the corporate governance section of our investor

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relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm as well as is included as “Appendix A” to this proxy statement.

Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee currently consists of Mr. Paul (Chair), Mr. Lavigne and Ms. Siminoff. The Board has determined that each member of the Compensation Committee is a “non-employee director” as defined in Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act and is an “outside director” as that term is defined in Section 162(m) (“Section 162(m)”) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).

The Compensation Committee reviews and approves all forms of compensation to be provided to the executive officers and non-employee directors of Zynga, evaluates, adopts and administers incentive and equity compensation plans and similar programs, as well as modifying or terminating such plans and programs, provides recommendations to the Board on compensation-related proposals to be considered at Zynga’s annual meeting; and reviews our practices and policies regarding employee compensation as they relate to risk management and risk-taking incentives, to determine whether such policies and practices are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on Zynga.

 The Compensation Committee has adopted a written charter that is available to stockholders on the corporate governance section of our investor relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm.

Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation. As noted above, the Compensation Committee currently consists of Mr. Lavigne, Mr. Paul and Ms. Siminoff. None of the members of the Compensation Committee has been one of our employees at any time. None of our executive officers currently serves, or has served during 2015, as a member of the board of directors or compensation committee of any entity that has one or more executive officers serving as a member of the board of directors or such board of directors’ compensation committee.

The specific determinations of the Compensation Committee with respect to executive compensation for 2015 are described in greater detail under the heading “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this proxy statement.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee currently consists of Dr. Dugan (Chair), Mr. Lavigne and Ms. Siminoff. The Board has determined that each of Dr. Dugan, Mr. Lavigne and Ms. Siminoff is independent under the NASDAQ listing standards.

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee periodically reviews and evaluates our director performance; recommends to the Board and management areas for improvement; interviews, evaluates, nominates and recommends individuals for membership on the Board and its committees; reviews and recommends to the Board any amendments to our corporate governance policies; and reviews Zynga’s succession plans with respect to executive officer positions and recommends appropriate individuals to succeed to those positions.

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has adopted a written charter that is available to stockholders on the corporate governance section of our investor relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm.

Product Committee

The Product Committee consists of Mr. Gordon (Chair), Mr. Pincus, Mr. Gibeau and Dr. Dugan.

The Product Committee serves as an administrative committee of the Board to assist the Board and management of Zynga in ensuring long-term value creation for the benefit of stockholders, customers, employees

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and other stakeholders by providing insight, advice and counsel with respect to matters of innovation, product development and strategic planning.

The Product Committee has adopted a written charter that is available to stockholders on the corporate governance section of our investor relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm.

Stockholder Communications with the Board or Committees

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee has established a process to receive communications from stockholders. Stockholders and other interested parties may contact any member (or all members) of the Board, or the independent directors as a group, any Board committee or any chair of any such committee by mail. To communicate with the Board or any member, group or committee thereof, correspondence should be addressed to the Board or such member, group or committee thereof by name or title. All such correspondence should be sent in writing to the following address:

Corporate Secretary
Zynga Inc.
699 8th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

All communications received as set forth in the preceding paragraph will be opened and reviewed by the Corporate Secretary or his designees for the sole purpose of determining whether the contents represent a message to our directors. The Corporate Secretary or his designee will forward copies of all correspondence that, in the opinion of the Corporate Secretary or his designee, deals with the functions of the Board or its committees or that he otherwise determines requires the attention of any member, group or committee of the Board.

All proposals of stockholders that are intended to be presented by such stockholder at the annual meeting of stockholders must be in writing and received by us no later than 120 calendar days in advance of the first anniversary date of the mailing of the proxy statement released to stockholders in connection with the previous year’s annual meeting of stockholders, including any proposals to be included in that year’s proxy materials. Stockholders are also advised to review our bylaws, which contain additional requirements with respect to advance notice of stockholder proposals and director nominations.

Non-Employee Director Compensation

Historically, as compensation for their services, each of our non-employee directors has been paid cash and granted ZSUs under our equity incentive plans. Our Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy that was in effect for 2015 provided for the following compensation to our non-employee directors:

 

Retainer

 

Total ($)

 

Annual Retainer(1)

 

$

250,000

 

Chair of the Audit Committee Retainer(2)

 

$

50,000

 

Chair of the Compensation Committee Retainer(2)

 

$

15,000

 

Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Retainer(2)

 

$

10,000

 

Member of the Product Committee Retainer(3)

 

$

250,000

 

 

(1)

Payable 20% in cash and 80% in ZSUs.

(2)

Payable 100% in cash.

(3)

Payable in cash, ZSUs or any combination thereof, as determined by each non-employee member of the Product Committee.

Unless foregone or deferred, the Board annual retainer and Product Committee annual retainer for non-employee directors, whether to be paid in cash or ZSUs, vested 25% on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015 and March 11, 2016 and will vest 25% on June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), subject to continued service through each such date. Each non-employee director is eligible to forego or defer all or a portion of his or her Board compensation. If deferred, the Board compensation will be held by Zynga in the form of deferred stock units (“DSUs”). DSUs vested 25% on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015 and March 11, 2016 and will

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vest 25% on June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), subject to continued service through each such date. Vested DSUs are distributed to a non-employee director on the earliest of (i) the third anniversary of the date of grant, (ii) such non-employee director’s separation from service as a director or (iii) upon a Change in Control of Zynga (as defined in our 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2011 Plan”)) or, if so elected by the non-employee director, the distribution of such DSUs may be deferred until the non-employee director’s separation from service as a director.

The following table sets forth information regarding compensation earned by or paid to our non-employee directors during 2015.

 

Name

 

Fees Earned or

Paid in Cash ($)

 

Stock Awards ($)(1)

 

Total ($)

 

Mark Pincus(2)

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

L. John Doerr

 

$

25,000

(4)

 

$

199,998

(11)

 

$

224,998

 

Regina E. Dugan

 

$

285,000

(5)

 

$

199,998

(12)

 

$

484,998

 

Frank Gibeau(3)

 

$

25,000

(6)

 

$

416,814

(13)(14)

 

$

441,814

 

William “Bing” Gordon

 

$

150,000

(7)

 

$

199,998

(15)

 

$

349,998

 

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr.

 

$

75,000

(8)

 

$

226,846

(16)(17)

 

$

301,846

 

Sunil Paul

 

$

40,000

(9)

 

$

199,998

(18)

 

$

239,998

 

Ellen F. Siminoff

 

$

25,000

(10)

 

$

199,998

(19)

 

$

224,998

 

 

(1)

Represents the grant date fair value of ZSUs issued to the director, calculated in accordance with ASC Topic 718 for stock-based compensation transactions. For a discussion of the valuation of these awards, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements at Note 10, “Stockholders’ Equity” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2015. These amounts do not correspond to the actual value that will be realized by our directors upon the vesting of stock awards or the sale of the common stock underlying such awards.

(2)

Mr. Pincus ceased to be a non-employee director on April 8, 2015 when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.  After this appointment he was no longer a “non-employee” director as defined by our Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy, and as such, Mr. Pincus was not entitled to payment for service as a director after such time.  The compensation paid to Mr. Pincus in 2015 as Chief Executive Officer is disclosed under the heading “Executive Compensation—Executive Compensation Tables—Summary Compensation Table” in this proxy statement.  

(3)

Mr. Gibeau ceased to be a non-employee director effective as of March 7, 2016 when he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.  After this appointment he was no longer a “non-employee” director as defined by our Non- Employee Director Compensation Policy.  Mr. Gibeau’s stock awards granted to him as compensation for being a non-employee director that were unvested as of March 7, 2016 were cancelled as of March 7, 2016 pursuant to Mr. Gibeau’s offer letter relating to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer.

(4)

Represents cash portion of annual retainer paid in 2015.

(5)

Represents (i) cash portion of annual retainer paid in 2015, (ii) chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee retainer paid in 2015 and (iii) cash portion of the member of the Product Committee retainer paid in 2015.

(6)

Represents cash portion of annual retainer paid in 2015.

(7)

Represents (i) cash portion of annual retainer paid in 2015 and (ii) cash portion of the member of the Product Committee retainer paid in 2015.

(8)

Represents (i) cash portion of annual retainer paid in 2015 and (ii) chair of the Audit Committee retainer paid in 2015.

(9)

Represents (i) cash portion of annual retainer paid in 2015 and (ii) chair of the Compensation Committee retainer paid in 2015.

(10)

Represents cash portion of annual retainer paid in 2015.

(11)

Represents 66,889 ZSUs granted on June 11, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2015-2016 term. The ZSUs vest quarterly in equal installments on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015, March 11, 2016 and June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date.

(12)

Represents 66,889 ZSUs granted on June 11, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2015-2016 term. The ZSUs vest quarterly in equal installments on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015, March 11, 2016 and June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date.

(13)

Represents 68,087 ZSUs granted on August 6, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2015-2016 term. The ZSUs vest quarterly in equal installments on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015, March 11, 2016 and June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date.

(14)

Represents 102,041 ZSUs granted on November 3, 2015, which represents the member of the Product Committee retainer for the 2015-2016 term. The ZSUs vested one quarter on each of September 11, 2015 and December 11, 2015. The unvested portion of this grant that was unvested as of March 7, 2016 were cancelled as of March 7, 2016 pursuant to Mr. Gibeau’s offer letter relating to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer.

(15)

Represents 66,889 ZSUs granted on June 11, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2015-2016 term. The ZSUs vest quarterly in equal installments on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015, March 11, 2016 and June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date.

(16)

Represents 66,889 ZSUs granted on June 11, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2015-2016 term.  The ZSUs vest quarterly in equal installments on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015, March 11, 2016 and June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date.

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(17)

Represents 10,612 ZSUs granted on April 23, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2014-2015 term. The ZSUs vested on June 11, 2015 (the date of the 2015 annual meeting of the stockholders), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date. 

(18)

Represents 66,889 ZSUs granted on June 11, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2015-2016 term. The ZSUs vest quarterly in equal installments on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015, March 11, 2016 and June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date.

(19)

Represents 66,889 ZSUs granted on June 11, 2015, which represents the ZSU portion of the annual retainer for the 2015-2016 term. The ZSUs vest quarterly in equal installments on each of September 11, 2015, December 11, 2015, March 11, 2016 and June 9, 2016 (the date of the Annual Meeting), in each case subject to continued service to Zynga through each vesting date.

Director Stock Ownership Guidelines

The Board has adopted stock ownership guidelines for the non-employee directors. Under these guidelines, each non-employee director should own shares of Zynga’s common stock equal in value to $750,000 (three times the annual Board cash and ZSU retainer) within the later of January 1, 2017 or five years from his or her election to the Board. Unvested restricted stock or ZSUs and unvested stock options will not be considered, but vested and unexercised stock options will be treated as equivalent to one-half share, when determining a director’s stock ownership for purposes of these guidelines. Shares held in a grantor trust established by a director for estate planning purposes count toward a director’s stock ownership for purposes of these guidelines. Shares owned by a partnership, limited liability company or other entity also count toward a director’s stock ownership for purposes of these guidelines, but only to the extent of the director’s interest therein (or the interest of his or her immediate family members residing in the same household), provided that the director has or shares power to vote or dispose of the shares. Failure to meet or show sustained progress toward meeting the ownership requirements set forth in these guidelines may result in a reduction in future long term incentive grants and/or the requirement to retain all stock obtained through the vesting or exercise of equity grants. A copy of these guidelines is available on our investor relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm.

Hedging, Short Sale and Pledging Policies

We have adopted a hedging policy, which prohibits our employees and directors from purchasing any financial instrument that is designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of our common stock. Our employees and directors are also restricted from engaging in short sales related to our common stock.

We also have adopted additional restrictions on pledging of our common stock. This pledging policy prohibits directors and officers from, other than transactions entered into before January 29, 2013 (the effective date of the policy), pledging our common stock as collateral for a loan or to purchase our common stock on margin.

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

We have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all of our employees, officers (including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions), agents and representatives, including directors and consultants. The full text of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is posted on the corporate governance section of our investor relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm. We intend to disclose future amendments to certain provisions of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, or waivers of such provisions applicable to any principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and controller, or persons performing similar functions, and our directors, on our investor relations website.

Corporate Governance Guidelines

We have documented our governance practices by adopting Corporate Governance Guidelines to assure that the Board and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will have the necessary authority and practices in place to review and evaluate our business operations as needed and to make decisions that are independent of our management. The Corporate Governance Guidelines are also intended to align the interests of directors and management with those of our stockholders. The Corporate Governance Guidelines set forth the practices the Board intends to follow with respect to board composition and selection, board meetings and involvement of senior management, chief executive officer performance evaluation and succession planning, and board committees and

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compensation. The Corporate Governance Guidelines, as well as the charters for each committee of the Board, may be viewed on the corporate governance section of our investor relations website at http://investor.zynga.com/governance.cfm.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance

Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires Zynga’s directors and executive officers, and persons who beneficially own more than ten percent of a registered class of Zynga’s equity securities, to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of common stock and other equity securities of Zynga. Officers, directors and greater than ten percent beneficial stockholders are required by SEC regulation to furnish Zynga with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.

To Zynga’s knowledge, based solely on a review of the copies of such reports furnished to Zynga and written representations that no other reports were required, during 2015 all Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to its officers, directors and greater than ten percent beneficial stockholders were complied with except that:

 

·

one Form 4, covering one transaction, was filed late by Ms. Siminoff; and

 

·

two Form 4s, covering two transactions, were filed late by Mr. Pincus.

 

 

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BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS

The information contained in the Report of the Audit Committee and the Report of the Compensation Committee shall not be deemed to be “soliciting material” or “filed” or incorporated by reference in future filings with the SEC, or subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except to the extent that it is specifically incorporated by reference into a document filed under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

Report of the Audit Committee

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors is comprised of three non-employee directors: Louis J. Lavigne, Jr., as Chair, Sunil Paul and Ellen F. Siminoff. The Board has determined that each Audit Committee member is an independent director and meets the requirements and financial literacy standards of the NASDAQ listing standards. The Audit Committee operates under a written charter, which was most recently amended in April 2013 and reviewed in February 2016. Among its other functions, the Audit Committee has direct responsibility for the appointment, compensation, retention and oversight of the work of Zynga’s independent registered public accounting firm (“independent auditors”).

Management has the responsibility of preparing the Company’s financial statements and periodic reports and it is the responsibility of the independent auditors to audit those financial statements. The Audit Committee’s responsibility is to monitor and oversee these processes.

The Audit Committee has reviewed and discussed the audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 with management of the Company and the independent auditors. The Audit Committee has discussed with the independent registered public accounting firm the matters required to be discussed by Auditing Standard No. 16 as adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”). The Audit Committee has also discussed with the independent auditors the overall scope and plans for their annual audit and reviewed the results of that audit with management and the independent auditors.

The Audit Committee has also received the written disclosures and the letter from the independent auditors required by applicable requirements of the PCAOB regarding the independent auditors’ communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence. The Audit Committee discussed with the independent auditors their independence and considered whether the non-audit services provided by the independent auditors are compatible with maintaining their independence.

The Audit Committee has discussed with the independent auditors, with and without management present, their evaluations of the Company’s internal accounting controls and the overall quality of the Company’s financial reporting.

Based on the Audit Committee’s discussions with management and the independent auditors, and the Audit Committee’s review of the Company’s audited financial statements, representation of management and the report of the independent auditors to the Audit Committee, the Audit Committee recommended that the Board include the audited financial statements in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the SEC.

Submitted by:

The Audit Committee of the Board

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr. (Chair)

Sunil Paul

Ellen F. Siminoff

 

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Report of the Compensation Committee

The Compensation Committee has reviewed and discussed with management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis contained in this proxy statement. Based on this review and discussion, the Compensation Committee has recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement and incorporated into the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015.

Submitted by:

The Compensation Committee of Board

Sunil Paul (Chair)

Louis J. Lavigne, Jr.

Ellen F. Siminoff

 

 

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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

The following is a brief biography of each of our executive officers and their respective ages and positions as of the date of this proxy statement:

 

Name

 

Age

 

Positions/Biography

Mark Pincus

 

50

 

Executive Chairman

Effective as of March 7, 2016, the Board appointed Mark Pincus, our founder, as Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Pincus’ biography is set forth under the heading “Proposal 1—Election of Directors—Nominees” in this proxy statement.

Frank Gibeau

 

47

 

Chief Executive Officer

Effective as of March 7, 2016, the Board appointed Frank Gibeau as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gibeau’s biography is set forth under the heading “Proposal 1—Election of Directors—Nominees” in this proxy statement.

Michelle Quejado

 

48

 

Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer

Michelle Quejado has served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer since November 2015 and our Chief Accounting Officer since June 2015.  Previously, Mrs. Quejado served as our Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller from March 2015 to June 2015.  Mrs. Quejado oversees Zynga’s finance, accounting, and corporate development operations.  She brings with her more than 25 years of experience, and has deep expertise in accounting, financial planning and analysis, and project and people management.  Prior to joining Zynga in March 2015, Mrs. Quejado held various financial roles at Lam Research Corporation, a multinational semiconductor company, between 1999 and 2015, most recently as its Assistant Corporate Controller.  Before joining Lam Research Corporation, Mrs. Quejado served as an auditor for the United States Department of Defense from 1989 through 1998.  Mrs. Quejado is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Oregon.

Devang Shah

 

44

 

General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President

Devang Shah is our General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President, where he oversees Zynga’s legal affairs, government relations and stock administration. Mr.  Shah has served as our General Counsel since December 2013.  Mr. Shah has been with Zynga since August 2010, most recently serving as Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, where he was responsible for Zynga’s product compliance, contracts, securities, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, governmental affairs and international matters.  Prior to joining Zynga, Mr. Shah worked as General Counsel at UTStarcom, Inc., a public telecommunications equipment provider, and before that as Associate General Counsel. He also spent more than five years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, one of the nation’s leading law firms. Mr. Shah received a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall.

 

 

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EQUITY COMPENSATION PLAN INFORMATION

The following table provides certain information, as of December 31, 2015, with respect to all of Zynga’s equity compensation plans in effect as of December 31, 2015, including our 2007 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2007 Plan”), our 2011 Plan and our 2011 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“2011 ESPP”). No warrants are outstanding under any of the foregoing plans. All of our equity compensation plans that were in effect as of December 31, 2015 were adopted with the approval of Zynga’s security holders.

 

Plan Category

 

Number of securities to be

issued upon exercise of

outstanding options, warrants and rights (a)

 

 

Weighted-

average exercise

price of outstanding

options, warrants and rights (b)(1)

 

 

Number of securities

remaining available for issuance under equity

compensation plans (c)(2)

Equity compensation plans approved by security holders(3)

 

 

20,035,600

 

 

$

1.65

 

 

 

164,778,427

(4)

Equity compensation plans not approved by security holders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

20,035,600

 

 

$

1.65

 

 

 

164,778,427

(4)

 

(1)

The calculation of the weighted-average exercise price of the outstanding options and rights excludes the shares of common stock included in column (a) that are issuable upon the vesting of then-outstanding ZSUs because ZSUs have no exercise price.

(2)

Excludes securities reflected in column (a).

(3)

Stock awards issued under our 2007 Plan were settled in shares of Class B common stock. Stock awards issued under our 2011 Plan and shares purchased pursuant to our 2011 ESPP will be settled in shares of Class A common stock. The Class B common stock is convertible into shares of Class A common stock at any time at the option of the holder on a 1-for-1 basis.

(4)

Includes 101,910,827 and 62,867,600 shares of Class A common stock available for issuance under the 2011 Plan and the 2011 ESPP, respectively. There are no further shares were available for issuance under the 2007 Plan.

 

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

Compensation Discussion and Analysis

This section describes our executive compensation philosophy, objectives and design, our compensation-setting process, our executive compensation program components and certain of our 2015 compensation decisions for each of our named executive officers. The compensation provided to our named executive officers for 2015 is set forth in detail in the Summary Compensation Table and other tables that follow this section, as well as the accompanying footnotes and narratives relating to those tables.

Our named executive officers for 2015 are as follows:

 

Name

 

Positions

Mark Pincus

 

Executive Chairman of the Board and Former Chief Executive Officer(1)

Don Mattrick

 

Former Chief Executive Officer(2)

David Lee

 

Former Chief Financial Officer and former Chief Accounting Officer(3)

Michelle Quejado

 

Interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer

Clive Downie

 

Former Chief Operating Officer(4)

Devang Shah

 

General Counsel, Secretary and Senior Vice President

 

(1)

Mr. Pincus served as a named executive officer for part of 2015, so is included in the disclosure for 2015 as required by applicable SEC rules.

(2)

Mr. Mattrick ceased to be an executive officer effective April 8, 2015.  Mr. Mattrick served as a named executive officer for part of 2015, so is included in the disclosure for 2015 as required by applicable SEC rules.

(3)

Mr. Lee ceased to be an executive officer effective November 11, 2015.  Mr. Lee served as a named executive officer for part of 2015, so is included in the disclosure for 2015 as required by applicable SEC rules.

(4)

Mr. Downie ceased to be an executive officer effective April 19, 2015.  Mr. Downie served as a named executive officer for part of 2015, so is included in the disclosure for 2015 as required by applicable SEC rules.

The following Compensation Discussion and Analysis and the related compensation tables and narratives cover six named executive officers for 2015 and analyzes a variety of compensation decisions and actions, some of which were made specifically in reaction to or to reflect recruitment or transition of executive officers in 2015. Not all of the named executive officers participated in or received all of the compensation elements described in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis (due to the timing of hire or transition). When discussing each compensation element in this Compensation Discussion and Analysis, we explain the degree to which each named executive officer participated in or was eligible for the described elements.

Executive Summary

We have designed our executive compensation program to attract and retain talented and experienced executive officers, to motivate our executive officers to achieve our business and strategic goals and to align the interests of our executive officers with our stockholders. We try to ensure that a material portion of executive compensation is tied to Zynga’s performance, including the achievement of strategic business objectives and financial performance. When Zynga achieves its goals, we expect our executives to realize higher levels of compensation and similarly, when we fall short of our goals, our executives’ compensation will be lower. We expect our executives to aggressively pursue our business objectives but have implemented policies and practices to discourage excessive risk-taking behavior.

Zynga’s compensation program revolves around the concept of total compensation. Total compensation is expressed in a dollar-denominated amount, but as described in more detail below, may be allocated between the two primary elements of Zynga’s compensation program: cash salary/bonus and equity grants.  The primary form of equity compensation are ZSU awards, which make-up the majority of compensation for our named executive officers.  We focus on ZSUs as both a retention mechanism while Zynga navigates our turnaround and a tool for encouraging employees to think like owners.

2015 was a year of substantial change for Zynga as our founder, Mr. Pincus, returned as Chief Executive Officer to lead our turnaround and execute on our vision for connecting people through games.  We continued our transition to mobile, focused on restoring operational excellence in running live games, and reinvigorated our focus

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with consumers and product quality.  These efforts led to 35% growth in mobile bookings, with mobile making up 73% of total bookings in the fourth quarter of 2015.  We believe our focus on growing our live mobile franchises and developing new franchises sets Zynga on a positive trajectory for 2016 and beyond.  However, overall bookings growth and Adjusted EBITDA performance did not meet our standards in 2015, which was reflected in the decision to award zero bonuses to our named executive officers for 2015.

In early 2016, we appointed Mr. Pincus as Executive Chairman and Mr. Gibeau as Chief Executive Officer.  We believe the strategic partnership between Mr. Pincus and Mr. Gibeau will enable Zynga to create new social experiences to connect even more consumers together and deliver value for our stockholders by continuing to invest in talent, building on our empowered, entrepreneurial culture, and committing to a new level of operational excellence with focused execution, engineered hits and strong cost discipline.

Executive Compensation Philosophy, Objectives and Design

Philosophy. We operate in a new and rapidly evolving industry sector. To succeed in this environment, we must continually refine our strategy, foster the growth of our consumer base, leverage our scale to increase consumer engagement, cross-promote our portfolio of games, continually enhance existing games, launch new games and build the Zynga brand. To achieve these business objectives, we need to attract and retain a highly talented team of game design, engineering, marketing, business development and other professionals. We also structure or compensation program to strongly incentivize our management team to achieve our business and strategic objectives. We provide a majority of our executives’ compensation in equity to align executive and stockholder interests, with a focus on long-term stockholder value creation.

Objectives. Our executive compensation program is designed to achieve the following objectives:

 

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attract and retain talented and experienced executive officers, whose knowledge, skills and performance are critical to our success;

 

·

motivate our executive officers to achieve our business and strategic objectives;

 

·

align the interests of our executive officers and stockholders;

 

·

reward high levels of Zynga’s performance and individual performance; and

 

·

promote teamwork while also recognizing the role each executive officer plays in our success.

Design. Our executive compensation program is heavily weighted towards equity, including ZSUs and stock options, with cash compensation that typically falls in the mid-range of comparable companies. We believe that relying heavily on equity compensation focuses our executive officers on driving the achievement of our strategic and financial goals while conserving cash to reinvest in our strategy and growth. However, as we have recruited new executive talent from larger public companies over the last two years, we have offered significant cash compensation, as well as equity compensation, as necessary or appropriate to secure key executive hires.

We continue to believe that making equity awards the most prominent component of executive compensation aligns the interests of the executive team with the long-term interests of our stockholders. Although our executive compensation structure is weighted towards equity compensation, we also offer cash compensation in the form of (i) base salaries to reward individual contribution, as well as critical skills and technical expertise, and to compensate our employees and executives for their day-to-day responsibilities, and (ii) bonuses to drive excellence and leadership and incentivize achievement of our shorter-term and longer-term objectives.

The Compensation Committee has not adopted any formal or informal guidelines in any given year, or with respect to any given new hire package, for apportioning compensation in any specific ratio between cash and equity, or between long-term and short-term compensation. Rather, the Compensation Committee uses its judgment to establish for each named executive officer a mix of current, short-term and long-term incentive compensation, and cash and non-cash compensation, that it believes appropriate to achieve our compensation philosophy described above. We continue to evaluate our philosophy, objectives and design as circumstances require. We review our executive compensation philosophy annually.

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Compensation Setting Process

Role of Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee has primary responsibility for reviewing and approving the compensation that may become payable to our named executive officers, and provides direction to management to enable management to implement the Compensation Committee’s decisions. During its discussions, the Compensation Committee met in executive session without the Chief Executive Officer or other management present to prevent any possibility of compromising its independence. The Compensation Committee made all relevant decisions for 2015 compensation for our named executive officers. The Compensation Committee reviews compensation for our named executive officers at least annually.

In determining the compensation of our named executive officers, the Compensation Committee considers various factors, including:

 

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Zynga’s performance and individual performance;

 

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Market data on compensation at comparable companies;

 

·

Current and future responsibilities and potential impact on Zynga’s performance;

 

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Retention;

 

·

The dynamic nature of our industry and pace of change at Zynga;

 

·

Negotiations with executive officers, particularly with respect to initial compensation packages;

 

·

Recommendations of our Chief Executive Officer and human resources team;

 

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The executive officer’s existing equity awards and stock holdings;

 

·

The experience and knowledge of the Compensation Committee regarding executive compensation; and

 

·

Compensation levels of Zynga executives with similar responsibilities (i.e., “internal equity”).

Role of Compensation Consultants. The Compensation Committee periodically utilizes the services of compensation consultants and has the sole authority, under its charter, to select, retain and terminate any relationship with such compensation consultants. Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. (“F.W. Cook”), a well-known and respected compensation consulting firm that provides executive compensation advisory services to compensation committees and senior management, served as the Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant in 2015.  F.W. Cook reviewed Compensation Committee materials, attended Compensation Committee meetings, reviewed Zynga’s peer group and competitive positioning of individual executives versus market, assisted the Compensation Committee as compensation issues arose and provided recommendations on certain specific aspects of our compensation programs. In early 2015, the Compensation Committee assessed the independence of F.W. Cook and determined that no conflicts of interests existed.

Role of Management. In making decisions about our executive compensation program, the Compensation Committee seeks the input of our Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer provides periodic reviews of the performance of each of our executive officers (other than himself) to assist the Compensation Committee in its determination of compensation for such officers. Our Chief Executive Officer and human resources team each recommend to the Compensation Committee the salaries, target bonuses and the equity to be granted to our other executive officers, and it is within the prerogative of the Compensation Committee to approve, modify or reject any recommendations for such compensation to our executive officers.

Stockholder “Say on Pay” Vote. At the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, stockholders representing over 89% of the voting power of shares voted cast votes in favor of the advisory vote on executive compensation. Based on this result and our ongoing review of our compensation policies and decisions, we believe that our existing compensation program effectively aligns the interests of our named executive officers with our long-term goals. The Compensation Committee will continue to consider the outcome of our “say-on-pay” votes and our stockholders’ views when making future compensation decisions for our named executive officers.

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Use of Market Compensation Data; Creation of Peer Group. To assess the competitiveness of our executive compensation program, the Compensation Committee considers the compensation practices of a peer group of technology companies of reasonably similar size to us. However, the Compensation Committee does not “benchmark” compensation at a specific level as compared to the peer group.  The Compensation Committee periodically reviews and approves changes to the peer group, based on the recommendation of its independent compensation consultant. Our peer group for 2015 compensation determinations included the following companies:

 

Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Compuware Corporation

IAC/InterActiveCorp

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Akamai Technologies Inc.

Conversant

LinkedIn Corporation

Tibco Software, Inc.

AOL, Inc.

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Monster Worldwide Inc.

TripAdvisor, Inc.

Autodesk, Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc.

Red Hat, Inc.

Twitter

Citrix Systems, Inc.

Groupon, Inc.

Rovi Corporation

VeriSign Inc.

 

The 2015 peer group had the following profile:

 

($ Mil.)

 

Revenue—

Latest

Disclosed

Four

Quarters as of

12/31/14

 

 

Market

Capitalization

as of 12/31/14

 

75th Percentile

 

$

2,496

 

 

$

12,986

 

Median

 

$

1,726

 

 

$

5,539

 

25th Percentile

 

$

783

 

 

$

2,479

 

Zynga

 

$

674

 

 

$

2,399

 

 

In early 2016, the Compensation Committee approved changes to the peer group intended to reposition Zynga near the median of the group by revenue and market cap.  The group is comprised of similar companies on the basis of revenue, market cap, industry, and geography.  The new peer group includes the following companies:

 

Activision Blizzard, Inc.(1)

Dolby Laboratories, Inc.

Guidewire Software, Inc.

Shutterstock, Inc.

Bankrate, Inc.

Electronic Arts Inc.(1)

j2 Global, Inc.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc.

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Ellie Mae, Inc.

Marketo, Inc.

TiVo Inc.

Box, Inc.

Fair Isaac Corporation

Pandora Media, Inc.

Yelp Inc.

Callidus Software Inc.

FireEye, Inc.

Rovi Corporation

 

 

(1)

Pay data excluded from market benchmarks.

The table below shows how Zynga compares to the new 2016 peer group as follows:

 

($ Mil.)

 

Revenue—

Latest

Disclosed

Four

Quarters as of

12/31/15

 

 

Market

Capitalization

as of 12/31/15

 

75th Percentile

 

$

761

 

 

$

3,139

 

Median

 

$

506

 

 

$

1,796

 

25th Percentile

 

$

294

 

 

$

1,205

 

Zynga

 

$

771

 

 

$

2,500

 

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 Executive Compensation Program Components

Our executive officer compensation packages generally include:

 

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base salary;

 

·

performance-based annual cash incentives; and

 

·

equity-based compensation in the form of ZSUs and/or stock options.

We believe that our compensation mix supports our objective of focusing on at-risk compensation having significant financial upside based on the performance of Zynga and each executive. We expect to continue to emphasize equity awards because of the direct link that equity compensation provides between stockholder interests and the interests of our executive officers, thereby motivating our executive officers to focus on increasing our value over the long term.

Base Salary. We provide base salary as a fixed source of compensation for our executive officers, allowing them a degree of certainty with respect to their day-to-day compensation. The Compensation Committee recognizes the importance of base salaries as an element of compensation that helps to attract and retain highly qualified executive talent, but believes that equity compensation should be the primary component of total target compensation as it has a direct correlation to stockholder value.

The following table summarizes information regarding the base salaries for our named executive officers for 2015:

 

Name

 

2015 Base Salary

 

Mark Pincus

 

$

1

 

Don Mattrick(1)

 

$

1,000,000

 

David Lee(2)

 

$

500,000

 

Michelle Quejado(3)

 

$

325,000

 

Clive Downie(4)

 

$

450,000

 

Devang Shah

 

$

400,000

 

 

(1)

Mr. Mattrick resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer on April 8, 2015. The table reflects Mr. Mattrick’s annual base salary immediately prior to his resignation.

(2)

Mr. Lee resigned his position as Chief Financial Officer on November 3, 2015. The table reflects Mr. Lee’s annual base salary immediately prior to his resignation.

(3)

Mrs. Quejado was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer on November 3, 2015.  The table reflects Mrs. Quejado’s annual base salary in effect immediately after her appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer.

(4)

Mr. Downie resigned his position as Chief Operating Officer on April 19, 2015. The table reflects Mr. Downie’s annual base salary immediately prior to his resignation.

2015 Performance-Based Bonus Targets.  For 2015, our named executive officers were eligible to earn an annual bonus based on Zynga’s performance and individual performance.  Target bonuses are typically defined as a percent of salary and are reviewed annually by the Compensation Committee.  The following table summarizes information regarding the performance-based bonus targets (as well as actual performance-based bonus awards) for our named executive officers for 2015:

 

Name

 

2015 Target

Bonus

(%)(1)

 

 

2015 Target

Bonus ($)

 

 

2015 Actual

Bonus ($)

 

Mark Pincus(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

Don Mattrick(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

David Lee(4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

Michelle Quejado(5)

 

 

35

%

 

$

113,750

 

 

$

 

Clive Downie(6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

Devang Shah

 

 

60

%

 

$

240,000

 

 

$

 

 

(1)

Expressed as a percentage of such named executive officer’s base salary.

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(2)

Mr. Pincus did not participate in the 2015 annual bonus program. 

(3)

Mr. Mattrick resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer on April 8, 2015 and therefore was ineligible to be paid a 2015 annual bonus.  Mr. Mattrick was paid severance payments as described under the heading “Executive Compensation—Post-Employment Compensation” in this proxy statement

(4)

Mr. Lee resigned his position as Chief Financial Officer on November 3, 2015 and therefore was ineligible to be paid a 2015 annual bonus.  Mr. Lee was paid severance payments as described under the heading “Executive Compensation—Post-Employment Compensation” in this proxy statement.

(5)

Mrs. Quejado was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer on November 3, 2015.  The table reflects Mrs. Quejado’s target bonus percentage and target bonus amount after her appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer.

(6)

Mr. Downie resigned his position as Chief Operating Officer on April 19, 2015 and therefore was ineligible to be paid a 2015 annual bonus.

The Compensation Committee did not approve a specific bonus formula or performance goals for 2015.  Instead, actual bonuses were to be based on the Compensation Committee’s discretionary evaluation of performance.  The Compensation Committee reviewed Zynga’s performance in 2015 and determined that the performance did not meet expectations for 2015 and therefore, no bonuses were awarded to any of the named executive officers.

Equity Compensation. Equity is a primary component of our executive compensation program. Consistent with our compensation objectives, we believe that using equity as a primary component of executive compensation allows us to attract and retain key talent in our industry and aligns our executive team’s contributions with the long-term interests of Zynga and our stockholders. Stock options are granted with an exercise price not less than the fair market value of our Class A common stock on the date of grant, so these options will have value to our executive officers only if the fair market value of our Class A common stock increases after the date of grant. Typically, ZSUs and stock options granted to our executive officers vest over four years. We believe that equity should be designed to serve as an effective recruitment and retention tool while also motivating our executive officers to work toward corporate objectives that provide a meaningful return to our stockholders.

In 2015, we granted ZSUs as our primary compensation mechanism to emphasize retention during the period the change in our Chief Executive Officer and the strategic transition from desktop to mobile games. In determining the size of ZSU grants for our named executive officers, the Compensation Committee considered a number of factors, including comparisons for our peer group and other market data and/or the value of existing equity awards, the executive officer’s total compensation opportunity, the need to create a meaningful opportunity for reward predicated on the creation of long-term stockholder value, notable performance accomplishments, adjustments to duties, the retention implications of existing grants, and our Chief Executive Officer’s recommendations for other named executive officers.

Following Mr. Mattrick’s separation, the Compensation Committee approved awards for Mr. Lee and Mr. Shah of 500,000 ZSUs each, which each had a grant date fair value of approximately $1.45 million.  The grant value of the awards was below the median of peers for Mr. Lee and above the median of peers for Mr. Shah based on the market analysis from F.W. Cook.  Ms. Quejado was provided a hiring award for 250,000 ZSUs in March 2015 upon joining Zynga as VP & Controller.  The grant date fair value was approximately $762,500, which was based on Zynga’s internal hiring guidelines for non-executive positions.  Ms. Quejado was later granted additional awards of 60,000 ZSUs, which had a grant date fair value of approximately $179,400, in connection with her appointment as Chief Accounting Officer and 150,000 ZSUs, which had a grant date fair value of approximately $367,500, in connection with her appointment as interim Chief Financial Officer.  These additional awards were approved by the Compensation Committee and were intended to true-up Ms. Quejado’s equity for each new position.    

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The following table summarizes information regarding the equity grants made to our named executive officers during 2015 (we did not grant any stock options to our named executive officers during 2015):

 

Name

 

ZSUs (#)

 

Grant Date

Fair Value ($)(1)

 

Mark Pincus

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

Don Mattrick

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

David Lee

 

 

500,000

(2)

 

$

1,450,000

 

Michelle Quejado

 

 

460,000

(3)(4)(5)

 

$

1,309,400

 

Clive Downie

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

Devang Shah

 

 

500,000

(6)

 

$

1,450,000

 

 

(1)

In accordance with SEC rules, this column reflects the grant date fair value of ZSUs, calculated in accordance with ASC Topic 718 for stock-based compensation transactions. For a discussion of the valuation of these awards, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements at Note 11, “Stockholders Equity” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2015. These amounts do not reflect the actual economic value that will be realized by our named executive officers upon the vesting of the stock awards or the sale of the common stock underlying such awards.

(2)

Vests in equal quarterly installments over the four years following April 15, 2015, subject in each case to continued service on the applicable vesting date.  Mr. Lee resigned his position as Chief Financial Officer on November 3, 2015.

(3)

250,000 shares underlying the ZSUs vested 25% on March 15, 2016, then the remaining shares vest in equal quarterly installments over the following three years, subject in each case to continued service on the applicable vesting date.

(4)

60,000 shares underlying the ZSUs vest 50% on May 15, 2016 and 50% on May 15, 2017, subject in each case to continued service on the applicable vesting date.

(5)

150,000 shares underlying the ZSU vests 25% on November 15, 2016, then the remaining shares vest in equal quarterly installments over the following three years, subject in each case to continued service on the applicable vesting date.

(6)

Vests in equal quarterly installments over the four years following April 15, 2015, subject in each case to continued service on the applicable vesting date.

Material Board and Compensation Committee Actions After Fiscal 2015

Gibeau Appointment as Chief Executive Officer.  Effective as of March 7, 2016, the Board appointed Mr. Gibeau as our Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Gibeau will receive an annual base salary of $1,000,000, subject to periodic review and adjustment for increases but not decreases, in accordance with Zynga’s then-current policies. Mr. Gibeau will be eligible to participate in Zynga’s performance bonus plan for executive officers, with a target bonus amount equal to 100% of his annual base salary and a maximum bonus amount of 200% his annual base salary. For fiscal year 2016, Mr. Gibeau will receive a guaranteed minimum annual bonus equal to 100% of his annual base salary, pro-rated for the number of days he works for Zynga in 2016. For fiscal years after 2016, the actual amount of the annual bonus will be determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board in its sole discretion and be based upon its assessment of each of Zynga’s and Mr. Gibeau’s achievement of performance conditions during the applicable fiscal year.

Mr. Gibeau received (i) a grant of 8,098,592 ZSUs representing the opportunity to acquire 8,098,592 shares of Class A common stock of Zynga, and (ii) a stock option award to purchase 5,000,000 shares of Class A common stock of Zynga Subject to Mr. Gibeau’s remaining employed by Zynga, the ZSU and option awards will vest over five years, with the first 5% vesting on June 15, 2016 and an additional 5% vesting every three months thereafter until fully vested.  These are the only equity awards intended to be granted over the first five years of Mr. Gibeau’s employment.

Pincus Appointment as Executive Chairman and Resignation as Chief Executive Officer.  Effective as of March 7, 2016, the Board appointed Mr. Pincus as our Executive Chairman, taking effect concurrently with his resignation as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Pincus will receive an annual salary of $1 in connection with his appointment as Executive Chairman, and the compensation and benefits terms provided to him with respect to his role as Executive Chairman are the same as those provided to him during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer from April 2015 to March 7, 2016.

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Post-Employment Compensation

In hiring our current and former executive officers, we recognized that many of our desired candidates were leaving the security of employment with more mature companies where they had existing severance and change of control compensation rights. Accordingly, we sought to develop compensation packages that could attract qualified candidates to fill our most critical positions, which required providing some protection in the event of an involuntary termination. At the same time, we were sensitive to the need to integrate new executive officers into our existing executive compensation structure. In general, our executives are provided offer letters at hire, which define employment as at-will and provide for initial salary and equity awards, as well as benefits upon various terminations.

For a summary of the material terms and conditions of the severance and change in control agreements in effect as of December 31, 2015, see the information under the heading “Executive Compensation—Potential Payments upon Termination or Change in Control” in this proxy statement; and for a summary of new severance arrangements put in place after December 31, 2015, see the information under the heading “Executive Compensation—Material Board and Compensation Committee Actions After Fiscal 2015” in this proxy statement.

Mattrick Separation. Effective April 8, 2015, Mr. Mattrick’s employment with Zynga terminated and he resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer, as a member of the Board and from all other positions with Zynga. Zynga and Mr. Mattrick entered into a Separation Agreement and General Release, dated April 8, 2015 (the “Mattrick Separation Agreement”), which confirmed the separation benefits provided for under his offer letter. The only benefits provided beyond obligations owed under the offer letter were the payment of up to $25,000 in attorney fees and extension of the post-separation exercise period for vested options from three months to 24 months. The total value of severance and accelerated vesting of equity awards was approximately $18,852,000, of which approximately 75% was from the remaining unvested portion of Mr. Mattrick’s “make-whole” award granted to him upon hire in consideration of equity compensation he forfeited from his prior employer. Pursuant to the Mattrick Separation Agreement, among other things:

 

·

Mr. Mattrick received a severance payment of $4,000,000, as provided in his offer letter. The severance amount will be paid ratably over the 24 months following Mr. Mattrick’s resignation on April 8, 2015.

 

·

Zynga accelerated the vesting of 5,111,081 unvested ZSUs and unvested options to purchase 189,552 shares of Class A common stock previously granted to Mr. Mattrick. The vested awards will remain exercisable for 24 months following Mr. Mattrick’s resignation on April 8, 2015.

2015 Retention Agreements.  In April of 2015, the Compensation Committee reviewed and approved retention agreements with each of Mr. Lee and Mr. Shah, which agreements are filed as exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, to Zynga’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 24, 2015. The Compensation Committee considered the retention of Mr. Lee and Mr. Shah to be critical to Zynga’s transition. The retention agreements provide that each of Mr. Shah and Mr. Lee would be entitled to (i) a lump sum payment equal to six months’ of annual base salary and target bonus and (ii) an additional six months’ vesting of compensatory equity awards that are outstanding as of immediately prior to the date of termination, including ZSUs and options, in each case in the event that the respective executive’s employment is terminated by Zynga without cause or by Mr. Shah or Mr. Lee, as applicable, for good reason (each as defined in the applicable retention agreement). In addition, Mr. Lee’s agreement provided that Mr. Lee would not be required to repay any portion of his sign-on bonus. Payment of the severance benefits is contingent upon timely execution of a general waiver and release. Mr. Lee and Mr. Shah’s offer letters remained in full force and effect except as modified by the retention agreements. In the event Mr. Lee or Mr. Shah became eligible to receive severance benefits under Zynga’s Change in Control Severance Benefit Plan (the “Change in Control Plan”) (which was filed as Exhibit 10.12 to Zynga’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on February 19, 2016), the applicable executive would be entitled to receive the greater of the benefits provided under (i) the retention agreement or (ii) the Change in Control Plan.

Lee Separation.  Effective November 3, 2015, Mr. Lee’s employment with Zynga terminated and he resigned his position as Chief Financial Officer.  Zynga and Mr. Lee entered into a Separation Agreement and General

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Release, dated November 3, 2015 (the “Lee Separation Agreement”).  Pursuant to the Lee Separation Agreement, among other things:

 

·

On June 12, 2016 Mr. Lee will receive a lump sum severance payment of $450,000, as provided in his retention agreement.

 

·

Zynga accelerated the vesting of 192,500 unvested ZSUs and unvested options to purchase 80,000 shares of Class A common stock previously granted to Mr. Lee.

 

·

Mr. Lee was not required to repay Zynga any portion of the one-time signing bonus of $500,000 that he received when he joined Zynga.

Downie Separation.  Effective April 19, 2015, Mr. Downie’s employment with Zynga terminated and he resigned his position as Chief Operating Officer.  Zynga did not make any payments to Mr. Downie in connection with his resignation.

Employee Benefits

We provide standard health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits to our executive officers, on the same terms and conditions as provided to all other eligible employees. Our executive officers may also participate in our broad-based 401(k) plan, which currently does not include a company match or discretionary contribution. We believe these benefits are consistent with the broad-based employee benefits provided at the companies with whom we compete for talent and therefore are important to attracting and retaining qualified employees.

Executive Stock Ownership Guidelines

We believe that in order to align the interests of our executive officers with those of our stockholders, executive officers should have a financial stake in Zynga. Our Executive Officer and Non-Employee Director Stock Ownership Guidelines provide that the Chief Executive Officer should own our common stock with a value of at least six times his base salary, and that each of our executive officers should own our common stock with a value of at least three times such executive’s base salary. Unvested restricted stock or restricted stock units and unvested stock options will not be considered when determining an individual’s stock ownership for purposes of this policy. Vested but unexercised stock options will be treated as equivalent to one-half share. The employees covered by the policy are expected to be in compliance with the ownership levels above within the later of January 1, 2017 or five years from their date of hire or promotion. Failure to meet or show sustained progress toward meeting the ownership requirements set forth in the policy may result in a reduction in future long term incentive grants and/or the requirement to retain all stock obtained through the vesting or exercise of equity grants.

Compensation Recovery Policies

In April 2013, we adopted an executive compensation recovery policy (the “executive clawback policy”) for incentive awards paid to executive officers. In the event of a restatement of incorrect financial results, the policy permits the Board, if it determines appropriate in the circumstances and subject to applicable laws, to seek recovery of the incremental portion of the incentive awards paid or awarded to executive officers in excess of the awards that would have been paid or awarded based on the restated financial results and the executive officer engaged in fraud or willful misconduct that caused the restatement, in each case on a “net” after tax basis.

In addition, as a public company subject to the provisions of Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, if we are required as a result of misconduct to restate our financial results due to our material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirements under the federal securities laws, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer may be legally required to reimburse us for any bonus or other incentive-based or equity-based compensation they receive.

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Tax and Accounting Considerations

Deductibility of Executive Compensation. Section 162(m) limits the amount that a public company may deduct from federal income taxes for remuneration paid to executive officers (other than the chief financial officer) to $1 million per executive officer per year, unless certain requirements are met. Section 162(m) provides an exception from this deduction limitation for certain forms of “performance-based compensation,” including the gain recognized by executive officers upon the exercise of qualifying compensatory stock options, provided certain requirements are satisfied. While the Compensation Committee is mindful of the benefit to us of the full deductibility of compensation, the Compensation Committee believes that it should not be constrained by the requirements of Section 162(m) where those requirements would impair flexibility in compensating our executive officers in a manner that can best promote our corporate objectives.

Taxation of “Parachute” Payments and Deferred Compensation. Sections 280G and 4999 of the Code provide that executive officers and directors who hold significant equity interests and certain other service providers may be subject to an excise tax if they receive payments or benefits in connection with a change in control that exceeds certain prescribed limits, and that the company, or a successor, may forfeit a deduction on the amounts subject to this additional tax. Section 409A of the Code also imposes additional significant taxes on the individual in the event that an executive officer, director or other service provider receives “deferred compensation” that does not meet the requirements of Section 409A of the Code. We did not provide any executive officer, including any named executive officer, with a “gross-up” or other reimbursement payment for any tax liability that he or she might owe as a result of the application of Sections 280G, 4999, or 409A of the Code during 2015, and we have not agreed and are not otherwise obligated to provide any named executive officers with such a “gross-up” or other reimbursement.

Accounting Treatment. The accounting impact of our compensation programs is one of many factors that are considered in determining the size and structure of our programs, so that we can ensure that our compensation programs are reasonable and in the best interests of our stockholders.

Compensation Risk Assessment

In 2016, F.W. Cook completed an assessment of Zynga’s 2015 compensation program, as well as new compensation arrangements approved in early 2016 to ascertain any potential material risks that may be created by the compensation programs. The assessment focused on policies and practices relating to the components of our compensation programs and arrangements, incentive-based equity and cash compensation features, potential concerns regarding risk-taking behavior and specific risk mitigation features. The assessment was presented to and discussed with the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee considered the findings of the assessment conducted as described above and concluded that our compensation policies and practices, taken as a whole, are not reasonably likely to have a material adverse impact on our business or our financial condition. The following compensation design features help minimize the incentives for excessive risk-taking:

 

·

our compensation program encourages our employees to remain focused on both our short-term and long-term goals. For example, while our variable cash compensation plans measured performance on a quarterly or an annual basis, our equity awards generally vest over four years, which we believe encourages our employees to focus on our long-term performance;

 

·

we have internal controls over our financial accounting and reporting;

 

·

we have a strong use of equity compensation, ensuring that our compensation program does not over emphasize short-term performance at the expense of long-term value creation;

 

·

the Compensation Committee provides independent oversight of our executive compensation program and conducts and annual review of target compensation levels and reviews the alignment of compensation with performance;

 

·

our equity compensation guidelines are based on market levels;

 

·

we adopted stock ownership guidelines for our executive officers and directors;

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·

we have an executive clawback policy that authorizes the Board, if it determines appropriate in the circumstances and subject to applicable laws, to recoup a portion of past incentive compensation paid to executive officers in the event of a restatement of Zynga’s financial results; 

 

·

we prohibit executives and directors from placing company shares into a margin account; and

 

·

we prohibit all hedging transactions involving our common stock, which prevents our employees and directors from insulating themselves from the effects of our stock price performance.

Executive Compensation Tables

Summary Compensation

The following table summarizes information regarding the compensation awarded to, earned by or paid to our named executive officers during 2015, 2014 and 2013, except in the cases of Mr. Lee, who was not a named executive officer in 2013, and Mrs. Quejado, who was not a named executive officer in 2013 or 2014. All dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount.

 

Name

 

Year

 

Salary ($)

 

 

Bonus ($)

 

Stock Awards

($)(1)

 

 

Option

Awards ($)(2)

 

 

Non-Equity

Incentive

Plan

Compensation

($)

 

 

All Other

Compensation

($)(3)

 

Total ($)

 

Mark Pincus(4)

 

2015

 

$

1

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

1

 

 

 

2014

 

$

33,173

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

135

 

 

 

$

33,308

 

 

 

2013

 

$

75,000

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

236

 

 

 

$

75,236

 

Don Mattrick(5)

 

2015

 

$

273,076

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

16,302,691

(6)

 

$

16,575,767

 

 

 

2014

 

$

1,000,000

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

4,999,995

 

 

$

2,230,675

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,242

 

 

 

$

8,231,912

 

 

 

2013

 

$

481,409

 

 

$

5,969,863

 

 

 

$

38,035,712

 

 

$

13,327,036

 

 

$

 

 

$

371

 

 

 

$

57,814,391

 

David Lee(7)

 

2015

 

$

475,640

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

1,450,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

471,625

(8)

 

$

2,397,265

 

 

 

2014

 

$

358,013

 

 

$

500,000

(9)

 

$

2,516,000

 

 

$

904,210

 

 

$

 

 

$

405

 

 

 

$

4,278,628

 

Michelle Quejado(10)

 

2015

 

$

227,817

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

1,309,400

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

1,537,217

 

Clive Downie(11)

 

2015

 

$

150,000

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

1,731

 

 

 

$

151,731

 

 

 

2014

 

$

450,000

 

 

$

158,920

(12)

 

$

1,092,000

 

 

$

1,536,746

 

 

$

 

 

$

540

 

 

 

$

3,238,206

 

 

 

2013

 

$

73,557

 

 

$

1,000,000

 

 

 

$

2,211,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

90

 

 

 

$

3,284,647

 

Devang Shah

 

2015

 

$

400,000

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

1,450,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

1,850,000

 

 

 

2014

 

$

340,625

 

 

$

 

 

 

$

456,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

563

 

 

 

$

797,188

 

 

 

2013

 

$

239,375

 

 

$

103,437

 

 

 

$

1,212,400

 

 

$

418,000

 

 

$

 

 

$

572

 

 

 

$

1,973,784

 

 

(1)

In accordance with SEC rules, this column reflects the grant date fair value of ZSUs, calculated in accordance with ASC Topic 718 for stock-based compensation transactions. For a discussion of the valuation of these awards, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements at Note 10, “Stockholders’ Equity” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2015. These amounts do not reflect the actual economic value that will be realized by our named executive officers upon the vesting of the stock awards or the sale of the common stock underlying such awards.

(2)

In accordance with SEC rules, this column represents the grant date fair value of stock options, calculated in accordance with ASC Topic 718 for stock-based compensation transactions. For additional information on the valuation assumptions, see Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements at Note 10, “Stockholders’ Equity” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2015. These amounts do not reflect the actual economic value that will be realized by our named executive officers upon the vesting of the stock options, the exercise of stock options, or the sale of the common stock underlying such stock options.

(3)

Includes payments for life insurance premiums for each named executive officer as well as any severance payments made to any named executive officer during 2015.  Severance payments made during 2015 to our named executive officers are described under the heading Executive Compensation—Post-Employment Compensation” in this proxy statement.

(4)

Mr. Pincus was appointed Chief Executive Officer on April 8, 2015.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Pincus was a non-employee director and received compensation pursuant to our non-employee director compensation policy.

(5)

Mr. Mattrick resigned his position as Chief Executive Officer on April 8, 2015.  The table reflects Mr. Mattrick’s annual base salary immediately prior to his resignation.  Because Mr. Mattrick resigned in 2015, he was ineligible to be paid a 2015 annual bonus.  

(6)

Includes (i) the severance payments made to Mr. Mattrick during 2015, (ii) the value realized by Mr. Mattrick with respect to the accelerated vesting of 5,111,081 unvested ZSUs and (iii) the reimbursement of $25,000 for certain of Mr. Mattrick’s legal expenses in connection with his resignation, in each case as per the Mattrick Separation Agreement.  These payments are further described under the heading “Post-Employment Payments—Mattrick Separation” in this proxy statement.

(7)

Mr. Lee resigned his position as Chief Financial Officer on November 3, 2015.  The table reflects Mr. Lee’s annual base salary immediately prior to his resignation.  Because Mr. Lee resigned in 2015, he was ineligible to be paid a 2015 annual bonus.  

(8)

Represents the market value of 192,500 shares underlying ZSUs that vested in accordance with the Lee Separation Agreement based on the closing price of our Class A common stock, as reported on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, of $2.45 per share on November 3,

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2015.  Mr. Lee will not take possession of these shares until June 12, 2016 and as such, this amount not reflect the actual economic value that will be realized by Mr. Lee upon receipt of such shares. 

(9)

Represents a one-time signing bonus paid at the time of hire.

(10)

Mrs. Quejado was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer on November 3, 2015.  The table reflects Mrs. Quejado’s annual base salary and bonus amount after her appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer.  

(11)

Mr. Downie resigned his position as Chief Operating Officer on April 19, 2015.  The table reflects Mr. Downie’s annual base salary immediately prior to his resignation.  Because Mr. Downie resigned in 2015, he was ineligible to be paid a 2015 annual bonus.

(12)

Represents a “Bridge Bonus” for fiscal year 2014 that was paid to Mr. Downie pursuant to his employment offer letter in 2015.

Grants of Plan-Based Awards

The following table shows all plan-based awards granted to the named executive officers during the year ended December 31, 2015. The equity awards granted during the year ended December 31, 2015 identified in the following table are also reported in “Outstanding Equity Awards.” All dollar amounts are rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount.  We did not grant any stock options to our named executive officers during 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated future payouts

under

non-equity incentive

plan awards

 

Estimated future payouts

under

equity incentive

plan awards

 

All other

stock

awards: Number of

shares of

 

 

All other

option

awards:

Number of

securities

underlying

 

 

Exercise

or base

price of

option

 

 

Grant Date

Fair Value

of Stock and

 

Name

 

Grant Date

 

Threshold

($)

 

Target

($)

 

Maximum

($)

 

Threshold

(#)

 

Target

(#)

 

Maximum

(#)

 

stock or

units (#)

 

 

options

(#)

 

 

awards

($/Sh)

 

 

Option

Awards(1)

 

Mark Pincus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

Don Mattrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

David Lee

 

4/8/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500,000