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[LOGO OF UNITED TECHNOLOGIES APPEARS HERE]
Dear Fellow Shareowner:
You are cordially invited to attend our 1997 Annual Meeting of Shareowners
of United Technologies Corporation to be held April 29, 1997 at THE RITZ-
CARLTON HOTEL, 15 ARLINGTON STREET, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. The doors will open
at 10:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m.
At the meeting, we will report on the operations, progress and plans of the
Corporation, and give you an opportunity to ask questions. The Annual Meeting
is open to all shareowners or their authorized representatives. To attend the
meeting, complete and return the enclosed postage-paid reservation card
directly to the Corporation. An admission ticket will be mailed to you.
If your shares are held of record by a broker or other nominee in street
name and you wish to attend the meeting, your broker or nominee must give
written notice to the Corporation that you are its authorized representative
for those shares.
Your vote is important, and we urge you to sign, date and return the proxy
card in the envelope provided whether or not you plan to attend the meeting.
If you decide to attend the meeting, you may vote your shares in person, if
We hope to see you on April 29th.
Robert F. Daniell
Chief Executive Officer
March 27, 1997
TABLE OF CONTENTS
[LOGO OF UNITED TECHNOLOGIES APPEARS HERE]
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
TO BE HELD ON APRIL 29, 1997
To the Owners of Common and Preferred Stock:
The Annual Meeting of Shareowners of United Technologies Corporation will be
held at THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL, 15 ARLINGTON STREET, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS at
11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 1997 to consider and take action on the
following items and such other business as may properly come before the
meeting or any adjournment thereof:
1. Election of thirteen directors.
2. Amendment to the Corporation's Restated Certificate of
Incorporation to increase the authorized Common Stock of the
3. Appointment of Independent Public Accountants.
4. A shareowner proposal regarding executive compensation.
Only owners of Common and Series A ESOP Convertible Preferred Stock of
record at the close of business on March 10, 1997 are entitled to notice of
and to vote at the meeting. A list of such shareowners will be available at
the time and place of the meeting and during the ten days prior to the meeting
at the offices of Kirkpatrick and Lockhart LLP, One International Place,
We urge you to sign and date the enclosed proxy card and return it at once
in the enclosed envelope.
William H. Trachsel
Vice President and Secretary
March 27, 1997
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
This Proxy Statement is first being mailed to shareowners on or about March
27, 1997 soliciting proxies on behalf of the Board of Directors of United
Technologies Corporation, One Financial Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut 06101,
for the Annual Meeting of Shareowners of the Corporation to be held on
Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at the time and place and for the purposes set forth
in the Notice of Annual Meeting.
RECORD DATE AND OUTSTANDING SHARES
The record date for determining those shareowners entitled to vote at the
Annual Meeting was March 10, 1997. At that date, the Corporation had
outstanding shares of stock consisting of shares of Common Stock
and shares of Series A ESOP Convertible Preferred Stock ("ESOP Preferred").
Each share of Common Stock is entitled to one vote. Each share of ESOP
Preferred is entitled to 2.6 votes. The total number of votes entitled to be
cast at the meeting is .
The FMR Corporation, 82 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02109, has advised the
Corporation that it exercised as of December 31, 1996, investment discretion
with respect to 12,953,368 shares, or 5.39% of the Common Stock of the
The Corporation knows of no other person who is the beneficial owner of over
5% of its Common Stock. All of the shares of ESOP Preferred are held by
Bankers Trust Company, One Bankers Trust Plaza, New York, New York 10006, as
trustee on behalf of employees of the Corporation who participate in the
Corporation's Employee Savings Plan, as to which shares Bankers Trust Company
disclaims beneficial ownership.
In the election of directors of the Corporation, each owner of Common Stock
is entitled to as many votes as equal the number of shares of his or her stock
multiplied by the number of directors to be elected. The owners of the ESOP
Preferred are entitled to as many votes as equal 2.6 times the number of
shares of stock owned multiplied by the number of directors to be elected. By
giving written instructions to the Corporation, shareowners may cast all such
votes for a single director or may distribute such votes among any two or more
of the nominees, as they see fit. If no written instruction is given, the
votes will be evenly distributed among all the management nominees. A
shareowner may withhold a vote for a particular management nominee by writing
the nominee's name on the proxy card in the space provided. Under those
circumstances, unless other instructions are given in writing, the
shareowner's votes will then be evenly cast among the remaining management
GENERAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors--Directors are elected annually by the shareowners.
Nominees are selected by the Board upon recommendation of its Nominating
Committee and are chosen for their ability and integrity. As a group, they are
expected to bring to the Board experience in national and international
business matters, an awareness of the appropriate role of the Corporation in
society, and a diversity of opinion and insight. The Board met seven times
during 1996 with an average attendance of 99%. All incumbent directors
attended more than 75% of the aggregate number of meetings of the Board and
the Committees on which he or she served.
The Board has established six permanent committees to assist it in the
discharge of its responsibilities. Their functions are as follows:
Executive Committee--The Executive Committee may exercise all powers of the
Board of Directors in the management of the Corporation except those powers
that the Bylaws specifically reserve to the entire Board (e.g., amend the
Bylaws, declare dividends). Although the Executive Committee has very broad
powers, in practice it meets only when it would be inconvenient to call a
meeting of the Board. The members of the Executive Committee, which did not
meet during 1996, are Robert F. Daniell, Chairman; Antonia Handler Chayes,
George David, Robert H. Malott and Jacqueline G. Wexler.
Audit Review Committee--The Audit Review Committee recommends to the Board a
nominee for Independent Public Accountants of the Corporation and approves
services rendered by and meets with the Independent Public Accountants and
with the Corporation's internal auditors to receive reports with regard to all
auditing matters. The Committee reviews the annual audited financial
statements of the Corporation and the adequacy of internal accounting
controls. The Committee also confers with the internal auditors to review
reports on compliance with the Corporation's policies and procedures, business
ethics, financial controls, and with applicable statutes and regulations. The
members of the Audit Review Committee, which met four times during 1996, are
Howard H. Baker, Jr., Chairman; Antonia Handler Chayes, Robert F. Dee, Pehr G.
Gyllenhammar, Robert H. Malott, Frank P. Popoff, and Jacqueline G. Wexler.
Committee on Compensation and Executive Development--The Committee on
Compensation and Executive Development makes recommendations to the Board on
compensation actions involving senior executives of the Corporation. The
Committee approves compensation actions involving all elected officers of the
Corporation, and periodically reviews in the aggregate, annual salaries of all
executives. The Committee approves long term incentive awards for elected
officers and certain key executives of the Corporation, and reviews and
administers the incentive compensation, long term incentive and other
compensation plans of the Corporation. It also reviews and makes
recommendations to the Board on policies and programs for the development of
management personnel and management structure and organization. The members of
the Committee on Compensation and Executive Development, which met five times
during 1996, are Robert F. Dee, Chairman; Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Jean-Pierre
Garnier, Frank P. Popoff, Harold A. Wagner, and Jacqueline G. Wexler.
Finance Committee--The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing and
making recommendations to the Board on the management of the financial
resources of the Corporation. This Committee also reviews major financial
strategies and transactions and major acquisitions and divestitures. The
members of the Finance Committee, which met five times during 1996, are
Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Chairman; Robert F. Daniell, George David, Pehr G.
Gyllenhammar, Gerald D. Hines, Charles R. Lee, and Robert H. Malott.
Nominating Committee--The Nominating Committee is responsible for making
recommendations to the Board on candidates for the Board and on the
qualifications and retirement of existing members of the Board. This Committee
also is responsible for matters of corporate governance and other matters
referred to it by the Board. The Nominating Committee considers nominees
recommended to it in writing by shareowners. The members of the Nominating
Committee, which met three times during 1996, are Robert H. Malott, Chairman;
Howard H. Baker, Jr. Robert F. Dee, Charles R. Lee, and Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Public Issues Review Committee--The Public Issues Review Committee has
oversight responsibility for the Corporation's response to such public issues
as equal employment opportunity, the environment, and safety in the workplace.
In addition, the Committee has oversight responsibility for the Corporation's
contributions program and political action committees. The members of the
Public Issues Review Committee, which met three times during 1996, are
Jacqueline G. Wexler, Chairman; Howard H. Baker, Jr., Antonia Handler Chayes,
Robert F. Dee, Jean-Pierre Garnier, Pehr G. Gyllenhammar, Gerald D. Hines and
Harold A. Wagner.
ITEM NO. 1
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Thirteen persons are being nominated for election as directors at the 1997
Annual Meeting. Each of the nominees was elected a director at the 1996 Annual
Meeting, with the exception of Mr. Popoff who joined the Board in June 1996,
Messrs. Garnier and Krapek who became directors in February 1997, and Mr.
Perry who is a nominee for election in April.
Robert F. Daniell, after 40 years of distinguished service to the
Corporation, will resign from the Board upon his retirement in April. Mr.
Daniell has made invaluable contributions to the success of the Corporation
over more than four decades. The directors are joined by the officers and
employees of the Corporation in extending their sincere thanks for his
dedicated efforts over the years, and their best wishes for success in his
Also retiring from the Board in April are Robert F. Dee and Gerald D. Hines,
both of whom have made countless positive contributions to the growth and
strength of the Corporation over many years. The Corporation has been
fortunate to have had the benefit of their wise advice. The directors,
officers and employees join together to wish them the very best in coming
The proxy holders intend to vote for the election of the following nominees
unless otherwise instructed on the proxy card. Should any of these nominees
become unavailable to accept nomination or election as a director, the proxy
holders will, at their discretion, vote the shares that they represent for the
election of such other persons as the Board of Directors may recommend, unless
the Board reduces the number of directors.
NOMINEES FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
[PHOTO OF Howard H. Baker, Jr., Partner, Baker, Donelson, Bearman &
HOWARD H. Caldwell (attorneys). Senator Baker was a member of the
BAKER, JR. United States Senate from 1967 through 1984, where he served
APPEARS HERE] two terms as Minority Leader and two terms as Majority
Leader. He was the Chief of Staff for the President from
February 1987 to July 1988. Senator Baker is a director of
Federal Express Corporation, WMX Technologies, Inc., and
Pennzoil Company, and a trustee of the Mayo Clinic. He is 71
and has been a director since 1990.
[PHOTO OF Antonia Handler Chayes, Senior Advisor and Board Member of
ANTONIA HANDLER Conflict Management Group (CMG), a non-profit conflict
CHAYES APPEARS resolution consulting firm and Senior Consultant to
HERE] JAMS/Endispute, a firm that provides alternatives to
traditional litigation. Ms. Chayes is an Adjunct Lecturer at
the Kennedy School of Government and is Co-Director of the
Project on International Compliance and Dispute Settlement
at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School. She
served as Assistant Secretary of the United States Air Force
from 1977 to 1979, and as Under Secretary from 1979 to 1981.
Ms. Chayes served as a Commissioner with the Commission on
Roles and Missions of the United States Armed Forces and the
DOD-CIA Joint Security Commission, and is currently serving
as Commissioner to the Vice President's White House Aviation
Safety and Security Commission. She is a member of the
American Law Institute and the Council on Foreign Relations
and serves on the Advisory Boards of Columbia University
School for International and Public Affairs and the Center
for Preventive Action at the Council of Foreign Relations.
She is 67 and has been a director of the Corporation since
[PHOTO OF George David, President and Chief Executive Officer, United
GEORGE DAVID Technologies Corporation. Mr. David served as President and
APPEARS HERE] Chief Executive Officer of Otis Elevator Company from 1986
through 1988, and as Chairman of Otis from 1987 through
today. He was elected to the office of Senior Vice President
of the Corporation in 1988, and Executive Vice President and
President, Commercial/Industrial in 1989. In February 1992,
Mr. David was elected President and Chief Operating Officer
of the Corporation and in April 1994 he was elected Chief
Executive Officer. Mr. David is President of the Board of
Trustees of the Graduate School of Business Administration
at The University of Virginia. He is 54 and has been a
director of the Corporation since 1992.
[PHOTO OF Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Private Investor, Houston, Texas.
CHARLES W. Mr. Duncan has been involved in private investments since
DUNCAN, JR. 1981. Mr. Duncan served as Secretary of the United States
APPEARS HERE] Department of Energy from 1979 to 1981. He is a director of
American Express Company, American Express Bank, Ltd., The
Coca-Cola Company, Newfield Exploration Co., PanEnergy
Corp., and is a member of the International Advisory Board
of Elf Aquitaine. Mr. Duncan is 70 and has been a director
of the Corporation since 1981.
[PHOTO OF Jean-Pierre Garnier, Ph.D is the President and Chief
JEAN-PIERRE Operating Officer, and Executive Member of the Board of
GARNIER, Ph.D Directors of SmithKline Beecham plc, Philadelphia, PA
APPEARS HERE] (pharmaceuticals). He joined SmithKline Beecham in 1990 as
President of its pharmaceutical business in North America
and served as Chairman, Pharmaceuticals from 1994 until his
appointment to his current position in 1995. Dr. Garnier is
a director of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships and is a member of the
Philadelphia Art Museum Executive Committee. Mr. Garnier is
49 and has been a director of the Corporation since February
[PHOTO OF Pehr G. Gyllenhammar, Senior Advisor, Lazard Freres & Co.,
PEHR G. LLC (investment banking). Mr. Gyllenhammar is the former
GYLLENHAMMAR Executive Chairman, AB Volvo, Goteborg, Sweden. He served as
APPEARS HERE] Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of AB Volvo
from 1971 to 1983, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
until 1990, and as Executive Chairman from 1990 to December
1993. He is a director of Kissinger Associates, Inc.,
Pearson plc., Reuters Holdings plc., and FMC Corporation. He
is also Chairman of Swedish Ships' Mortgage Bank. Mr.
Gyllenhammar is 61 and has been a director of the
Corporation since 1981.
[PHOTO OF Karl J. Krapek, Executive Vice President of the Corporation
KARL J. KARPEK and President of Pratt & Whitney. Mr. Krapek joined the
APPEARS HERE] Corporation in 1982 as vice president of operations for Otis
Elevator Company. He was named Otis' president in 1989 and
served as president of Carrier Corporation from 1990 to
1992. Mr. Krapek has served as President, Pratt & Whitney
since 1992. He is chairman of the Connecticut Capitol Region
Growth Council, MetroHartford 2010 Steering Committee, vice
chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut State
University System, and a member of the Director's Advisory
Board of the Yale Cancer Center. Mr. Krapek is 48 and became
a director of the Corporation in 1997.
[PHOTO OF Charles R. Lee, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GTE
CHARLES R. LEE Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut (telecommunications). Mr.
APPEARS HERE] Lee has served since 1992 as Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of GTE. Since joining GTE in 1983, Mr. Lee served as
Senior Vice President of Finance from 1983 to 1986, Senior
Vice President Finance and Planning from 1986 to 1988, and
from 1988 to 1992 he served as President, Chief Operating
Officer and a director of GTE. He is a director of The
Proctor & Gamble Company and USX Corporation. He is a member
of The Business Roundtable and The Business Council, a
Trustee Fellow of the Board of Trustees of Cornell
University, a trustee of the National Planning Association,
a director of the New American Schools Development
Corporation, a member of The Conference Board, Harvard
Business School's Board of Directors of the Associates, and
a director of the Stamford Hospital Foundation. He is 57 and
has been a director of the Corporation since 1994.
[PHOTO OF Robert H. Malott, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the
ROBERT H. MALOTT Board and former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
APPEARS HERE] Officer, FMC Corporation, Chicago, Illinois (manufacturer of
machinery and chemicals). He is on the Board of Amoco
Corporation and Manchester Tank Corporation. He is on the
Board of the National Museum of Natural History, PBS, the
National Park Foundation, The Aspen Institute, the Lyric
Opera of Chicago, the American Enterprise Institute, the
Hoover Institution, and Argonne National Laboratories, and
is a member of The Business Council and the Illinois
Business Roundtable. He is on the Board of Trustees of the
University of Chicago. Mr. Malott is 70 and has been a
director of the Corporation since 1980.
[PHOTO OF William J. Perry is currently a professor at Stanford
WILLIAM J. University. Mr. Perry served as U.S. Secretary of Defense in
PERRY APPEARS the Clinton administration from 1994 to 1997, and as Deputy
HERE] Secretary of Defense from 1993 to 1994. He is a director of
Yurie Systems, Inc., a telecommunications company. In 1992
and 1993, prior to serving at the Department of Defense, Mr.
Perry was a member of the Corporation's Board of Directors.
Mr. Perry is 69 and will rejoin the Board as a director in
[PHOTO OF Frank P. Popoff, Chairman of Dow Chemical Company, Midland,
FRANK P.POPOFF Michigan. Mr. Popoff also is a director of American Express
APPEARS HERE] Company, US WEST, Inc., Chemical Financial Corporation and
Michigan Molecular Institute. He is a past chairman of the
Chemical Manufacturers Association and a member of the
Business Council for Sustainable Development, The Business
Council, the Council for Competitiveness, the American
Chemical Society and honorary director of the Indiana
University Foundation. Mr. Popoff is 61 and has been a
director of the Corporation since 1996.
[PHOTO OF Harold A. Wagner, Chairman, President and Chief Executive
HAROLD A. WAGNER Officer, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown,
APPEARS HERE] Pennsylvania (industrial gases and chemicals). Mr. Wagner
served as President, Air Products and Chemicals, Europe
1988-1990, Executive Vice President, Gases and Equipment
1990-1991, President and Chief Operating Officer 1991-1992
and Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since
1992. He is a director of Daido-Hoxan, a member of The
Business Council, the Policy Committee of The Business
Roundtable, and chairman of the Pennsylvania Business
Roundtable. Mr. Wagner also serves on the Board of Trustees
of Lehigh University. Mr. Wagner is 61 and has been a
director of the Corporation since 1994.
[PHOTO OF Jacqueline G. Wexler retired as President of the National
JACQUELINE G. Conference of Christians and Jews, New York, New York, on
WEXLER APPEARS December 31, 1990. Mrs. Wexler is a former President of
HERE] Hunter College of the City University of New York. Mrs.
Wexler joined Academic Consulting Associates as a Senior
Associate in 1980 and was named President the same year.
Mrs. Wexler served in that capacity until 1982. Mrs. Wexler
is 70 and has been a director of the Corporation since 1978.
SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
All share and per share price information set forth in this Proxy Statement
has been restated to give effect to the two for one stock split effected as a
stock dividend declared September 29, 1996 and distributed December 10, 1996
to shareowners of record November 22, 1996.
The following table lists all stock based holdings at January 1, 1997 for
each current director, each of the executive officers named in the Summary
Compensation Table and all directors and executive officers as a group. Mr.
Garnier was not a director on that date. At January 1, 1997, none of such
directors or executive officers owned or had the right to acquire under stock
options exercisable within 60 days, in the aggregate more than 1% of the
Common Stock of the Corporation. Directors and executive officers as a group
owned or had the right to acquire under stock options exercisable within 60
days, 2% of the Common Stock of the Corporation.
Notice of Annual Meeting.................................................. 1
Proxy Statement........................................................... 2
General Information Concerning the Board of Directors..................... 2
Item No. 1--Election of Directors......................................... 4
Item No. 2--Amendment of the Corporation's Restated Certificate of
Item No. 3--Appointment of Independent Public Accountants................. 12
Item No. 4--Shareowner Proposal........................................... 13
Submission of Shareowner Proposals........................................ 14
Report of the Committee on Compensation and Executive Development......... 15
Compensation of Executive Officers........................................ 18
Other Business............................................................ 22
Proxies and Voting........................................................ 23
Annual Report............................................................. 24
NAME CLASS OF SECURITIES OWNED AT 1/1/97(1)
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(1) Included in the number of shares beneficially owned by Messrs. Daniell,
David, Krapek, Page and van Rooy and all directors and executive officers as a
group are ; ; ; ; ; and shares, respectively, which such
persons have the right to acquire within 60 days pursuant to the exercise of
employee stock options and stock appreciation rights; ; ; ; ; ;
and shares, respectively, as to which such persons have sole voting and
investment power; and ; ; ; ; ; and shares, respectively,
as to which such persons have sole voting but no investment power. Executive
officers as a group have shared voting and investment power with respect to
shares of Common Stock and shares of ESOP Preferred. The following
directors have sole voting power but no investment power with respect to the
following number of shares: Ms. Chayes, Mrs. Wexler, Messrs. Baker, Hines,
Lee, Malott, Popoff, and Wagner- shares. These directors as well as Mr.
Gyllenhammar have sole voting and investment power with respect to the balance
of their holdings of Common Stock.
(2) In addition to Shares Beneficially Owned at January 1, 1997, nonemployee
directors held vested deferred stock units which are valued by reference to
shares of common stock, as follows:
Howard H. Baker, Jr.................... Common(2)
Antonia Handler Chayes................. Common(2)
Robert F. Daniell...................... Common
George David........................... Common
Robert F. Dee.......................... Common
Charles W. Duncan, Jr.................. Common(2)(3)
Jean-Pierre Garnier.................... Common --
Pehr G. Gyllenhammar................... Common(2)
Gerald D. Hines........................ Common(2)
Charles R. Lee......................... Common(2)
Robert H. Malott....................... Common(2)
Frank P. Popoff........................ Common
Harold A. Wagner....................... Common(2)
Jacqueline G. Wexler................... Common(2)
Karl J. Krapek......................... Common
Stephen F. Page........................ Common
Jean-Pierre van Rooy................... Common
Directors & Executive Officers as a
Group (32)............................. Common
(3) Includes shares owned directly by Mr. Duncan as to which he has sole
voting and investment power; shares owned by a partnership in which Mr.
Duncan is both a Limited Partner and a General Partner, as to which he has
shared voting and investment power; and shares as to which he has sole
voting power but no investment power.
SECTION 16(A) BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP REPORTING COMPLIANCE
As required by the Securities and Exchange Commission rules under Section 16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Corporation notes that Mr. Gilles
Renaud, an officer, filed one amendment to his initial Form 3 listing
additional initial holdings. There were no unreported transactions related to
To the best of our knowledge, all other reports by officers and directors on
transactions in the Corporation's Common and Preferred Stock were filed in
During 1996, Prudential Realty, Inc. purchased Robert F. Daniell's home for
$439,000, a price equal to Prudential's appraisal of the property's fair
market value. The Corporation agreed to reimburse Prudential for its costs of
carrying the property pending resale and for the amount, if any, by which
Prudential's resale price is less than the purchase price. Mr. Daniell, in
turn, has agreed to reimburse the Corporation for any amounts it pays to
Prudential pursuant to this arrangement.
The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, & Caldwell, of which Senator Baker
is a partner, is retained from time to time for legal services. Lazard Freres
& Co., LLC, of which Mr. Gyllenhammar is a senior advisor, performs investment
banking services and provides financial advisory services to the Corporation.
The Corporation and its subsidiaries have had and expect in the future to
have transactions in the ordinary course of business with these firms and
other unaffiliated corporations of which certain of the nonemployee
directors are officers or directors. The Corporation does not consider the
amounts involved in such transactions material in relation to its business and
believes that such amounts are not material in relation to the businesses of
such other firms and corporations or the interests of the directors involved.
COMPENSATION OF DIRECTORS
Nonemployee directors are paid an annual retainer of $60,000 ($65,000 for
committee chairpersons), with no meeting fees paid for regularly scheduled
Board or Committee meetings. This retainer is paid 60% in stock units under
the United Technologies Corporation Board of Directors Deferred Stock Unit
Plan. Each stock unit is equal in value to a share of Common Stock of the
Corporation and is settled in cash at the time of termination of service as a
director in either a lump sum or installment payments. Stock units credited to
a director's account earn additional stock units equivalent in value to the
amount of dividends paid on Common Stock. There are no voting rights attached
to stock units. The remaining 40% of the retainer is paid either in cash or in
additional stock units, at the election of the director.
Under the United Technologies Corporation Nonemployee Director Stock Option
Plan each nonemployee director receives an annual grant of 2,000 stock
options. The options, which are awarded each year on the date of the annual
meeting, have a ten year term and become exercisable three years from the date
of grant at an exercise price equal to the closing market price of Common
Stock on the date of grant.
Upon becoming a director, each nonemployee director receives a one-time
grant of 2,000 shares of restricted Common Stock. These shares vest ratably
over five years, but may not be sold or otherwise transferred until the
director retires or resigns from the Board. Should a director leave the Board
before all restricted shares vest, the non-vested shares will be forfeited,
except that in the event of the death or disability of a director, a change in
control, or if a director retires or resigns to accept full time employment in
public or charitable service, all shares not previously vested will vest
In lieu of Common Stock, any non-U.S. director is eligible to receive a one-
time grant of 2,000 restricted share units, each unit being equal in value to
a share of Common Stock. Vesting provisions for such units are the same as for
restricted stock. At retirement, a cash payment equal to the then-current
value of a share of Common Stock will be paid to such director for each vested
unit. Each unit and share of restricted stock will generate a quarterly
payment to the holder equal to the dividend paid on a share of Common Stock.
As part of its overall program of support for charitable institutions and to
attract and retain qualified directors, the Corporation maintains the
Directors' Charitable Gift Program. This program is funded by life insurance
on the lives of the members of the Board of Directors. Under this program, the
Corporation intends to make charitable contributions of up to a total of $1
million following the death of a director, allocated among up to four
charitable organizations recommended by the director. At this date all current
directors are participants in this program. Beneficiary organizations
recommended by directors must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code. Donations ultimately paid by the Corporation are
expected to be deductible from taxable income for purposes of federal and
other income taxes payable by the Corporation. Directors derive no financial
benefit from the program since all insurance proceeds and charitable
deductions accrue solely to the Corporation.
ITEM NO. 2
AMENDMENT TO THE CORPORATION'S RESTATED
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
The Corporation's Board of Directors (the "Board") believes it is advisable
to amend the Corporation's Restated Certificate of Incorporation (the
"Certificate") to increase the authorized shares of Common Stock from
500,000,000 to 1,000,000,000 shares and to reduce the par value of the Common
Stock from $5 per share to $1 per share and the total authorized shares from
750,000,000 to 1,250,000,000. Accordingly, at its meeting held February 3,
1997, the Board adopted a resolution proposing that an amendment (the
"Amendment") to the first paragraph of Article Fourth of the Certificate be
presented to the shareowners at the Annual Meeting for approval. Such
Amendment would change only the number of authorized shares of Common Stock,
the total authorized shares and the par value of the Common Stock.
If approved by the shareowners, the first paragraph of Article Fourth would
read in its entirety as follows:
"FOURTH: The total number of shares of stock of all classes which the
Corporation shall have authority to issue is 1,250,000,000 shares, of
which 250,000,000 shares shall be Preferred Stock of the par value of $1
each (hereinafter called "Preferred Stock') and 1,000,000,000 shares
shall be Common Stock of the par value of $1 each (hereinafter called
Of the 500,000,000 shares of Common Stock presently authorized, as of
December 31, 1996, 238,109,583 shares of Common Stock were outstanding,
18,079,678 shares were reserved for issuance pursuant to stock option and
incentive plans, and shares were reserved for issuance upon conversion of
outstanding and reserved shares of Series A ESOP Convertible Preferred Stock
("ESOP Preferred Stock"). The additional shares of Common Stock proposed by
the Amendment would be part of the existing class of Common Stock and, if and
when issued, would have the same rights and privileges as the shares of Common
Stock presently outstanding.
On September 29, 1996, the Corporation declared a two-for-one stock split
which was paid on December 10, 1996 in the form of a stock dividend. The
proposed increase in the number of authorized shares of Common Stock would
give the Board the necessary flexibility to issue Common Stock in connection
with the raising of capital, the acquisition of new businesses, employee stock
benefit plans, future stock splits or dividends, and other corporate purposes.
Adoption of the Amendment will eliminate the delay and expense involved in
calling a special meeting of shareowners to authorize the additional shares.
No further action or authorization by the Corporation's shareowners would be
necessary prior to issuance of the additional shares, except as may be
required for a particular transaction by the Corporation's Restated
Certificate of Incorporation, by applicable law or regulatory agencies or by
the rules of any stock exchange on which the Corporation's Common Stock may
then be listed.
The New York Stock Exchange, on which the Corporation's Common Stock is
listed, currently requires shareowner approval as a prerequisite to listing
shares in several instances, including acquisition transactions, where the
present or potential issuance of shares could result in an increase in the
number of shares of Common Stock outstanding of at least 20%. The Corporation
currently has no plans or arrangements for the issuance of shares of Common
Stock other than the issuance of shares of Common Stock pursuant to employee
stock option and other stock related benefit plans. Shareowners of the
Corporation do not have and will not have any preemptive rights with respect
to any authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock of the Corporation
Although a proposal to increase the authorized common stock of a company may
be construed as having an anti-takeover effect, since authorized and unissued
shares of common stock could be issued for the purpose of discouraging an
attempt by another person or entity to take control of the company, neither
the management of
the Corporation nor the Board of Directors views this proposal in that light.
The proposal has not been prompted by any effort by anyone to gain control of
the Corporation and the Corporation is not aware of any such effort.
Approval of the amendment would mean that each outstanding share of Common
Stock, which currently has a par value of $5 per share, would thereafter have
a par value of $1 per share. The assignment of par value to stock is primarily
a technical legal matter, and the corporate law of Delaware permits the
issuance of capital stock without any par value. Under Delaware law, the
Corporation must allocate to capital the par value of the capital stock it
issues, including with respect to additional shares issued in the form of a
The amendment would permit the Corporation to reduce the amount required to
be allocated to capital when it issued Common Stock and to transfer from
capital to surplus the difference between the $5 and the $1 par values.
Delaware law permits the payment of dividends and the repurchase of shares of
capital stock out of surplus but not out of capital. The reduction in par
value would not otherwise affect any of the rights of holders of Common Stock.
The consolidated financial statements and related financial information set
forth on pages 28 to 43 of the Corporation's Annual Report to its shareowners
for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1996 are incorporated herein by
The affirmative vote of the majority of the outstanding shares of the voting
stock of the Corporation entitled to be cast at the meeting, without
determination as to class, is required to adopt the Amendment.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE AMENDMENT
TO THE RESTATED CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF THE CORPORATION.
ITEM NO. 3
APPOINTMENT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
The Audit Review Committee has nominated the firm of Price Waterhouse LLP to
be Independent Public Accountants of the Corporation, to act as General
Auditor until the 1998 Annual Meeting. During 1996, Price Waterhouse LLP
provided the Corporation with audit and related services, as well as certain
non-auditing services. Fees for audit and audit related services totaled
approximately $9 million and fees for non-auditing services totaled
approximately $4.8 million. Services rendered by Price Waterhouse LLP are
approved by the Audit Review Committee and reviewed for any possible effect on
independence; whenever possible, this approval is obtained prior to the
rendering of the service and in other cases as soon thereafter as practicable.
Representatives of Price Waterhouse LLP are expected to be present at the
Annual Meeting and will have the opportunity to make such statements as they
desire. They will also be available to respond to appropriate questions from
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE FOR APPROVAL OF PRICE WATERHOUSE
LLP AS INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS OF THE CORPORATION.
ITEM NO. 4
Mrs. Evelyn Y. Davis, Watergate Office Building, Suite 215, 2600 Virginia
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, owner of 100 shares of Common Stock, has
given notice that she intends to introduce a proposal for adoption at the
Annual Meeting which recommends that future proxy statements list the names,
titles and compensation amounts for each executive with a base salary of more
TEXT OF SHAREOWNER PROPOSAL
"RESOLVED: That the shareholders recommend that the Board take the necessary
steps that United Technologies specifically identify by name and corporate
title in all future proxy statements those executive officers, not otherwise
so identified, who are contractually entitled to receive in excess of $100,000
annually as a base salary, together with whatever other additional
compensation bonuses and other cash payments were due them."
SUPPORTING STATEMENT OF SHAREOWNER
"REASONS: In support of such proposed Resolution it is clear that the
shareholders have a right to comprehensively evaluate the management in the
manner in which the Corporation is being operated and its resources utilized.
At present only a few of the most senior executive officers are so identified,
and not the many other senior executive officers who should contribute to the
ultimate success of the Corporation. Through such additional identification
the shareholders will then be provided an opportunity to better evaluate the
soundness and efficacy of the overall management.
Last year, the owners of 20,873,614 shares, representing approximately 18.9%
of shares voting, voted FOR this proposal. If you AGREE, please mark your
proxy FOR this proposal."
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS' STATEMENT IN OPPOSITION
The Board does not agree with Mrs. Davis that publishing the name, title,
salary and compensation data for every officer with an annual salary of
$100,000 or more would be of material assistance to shareowners in making
informed voting and investment decisions. Further, the Board believes that
your Corporation would be put at a competitive disadvantage were it to make
more extensive disclosures on its compensation structure than is mandated for
other public corporations. The suggested report would needlessly infringe upon
individual privacy rights, expose the Corporation to competitive damage, and
do little or nothing to provide useful investment information to shareowners.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted rules governing proxy
disclosure of executive compensation by public companies. Shareowners receive
significant amounts of compensation information concerning the Chief Executive
Officer and the next four most highly compensated executive officers of this
and other publicly traded companies. This information is furnished to
shareowners in easy to read charts rather than by narrative description. This
simplified format allows shareowners to better understand the compensation
paid to those senior executives most responsible for the Corporation's
performance and to compare this information to that provided by others.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT SHAREOWNERS VOTE AGAINST THIS
SUBMISSION OF SHAREOWNER PROPOSALS
Proposals of shareowners intended to be presented at the 1998 annual meeting
must be received by the Corporation no later than November 22, 1997. Proposals
should be addressed to William H. Trachsel, Secretary, United Technologies
Corporation, 1 Financial Plaza, Hartford, Connecticut 06101. Such proposals
may be included in next year's proxy statement if they comply with certain
rules and regulations established by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Board of Directors carefully considers all proposals and suggestions
from shareowners. When adoption is clearly in the best interest of the
Corporation and the shareowners, and can be accomplished without shareowner
approval, the proposal is implemented without inclusion in the proxy material.
However, the Board of Directors does not agree with all shareowner proposals
submitted and must oppose those with which it disagrees to fulfill the Board's
obligations to represent and safeguard the best interests of shareowners as a
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
The following report is provided by the Board of Directors' Committee on
Compensation and Executive Development (the "Committee"). The Committee
supervises the Corporation's Executive Compensation Program (the "Program")
and is responsible for all compensation actions affecting the Corporation's
most senior executives.
COMPENSATION PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The Program is designed and administered to achieve two principal
objectives. First, the Program is intended to be competitive for the purpose
of assuring that the Corporation is able to attract, motivate and retain
talented executives. Second, the Program is intended to create an alignment of
interests between the Corporation's executives and shareowners so that a
significant portion of each executive's compensation varies with individual
and corporate performance. Consistent with this objective, the Program places
a significant emphasis on the long term and at-risk components of
compensation. The Committee encourages and regularly reviews stock ownership
by the Corporation's most senior executives.
Compensation Peer Group
The Committee utilizes information about other companies' compensation
practices, including data provided by outside consultants. These companies are
not necessarily the same companies that are most appropriate for comparing
shareowner returns in the corporate performance graph. Accordingly, the
competitive information considered by the Committee includes fifteen of the
companies included in the Dow Jones 30 Industrial Index as shown on the
corporate performance graph, as well as twenty-one other companies (the
"Compensation Peer Group"). Compensation Peer Group companies have
characteristics similar to the Corporation such as diversified product lines,
global operations and sales volumes. Such companies often compete with the
Corporation for executive talent. The Corporation targets the value of the
Program for its most senior executives, including the named executive
officers, to be at or above the 50th percentile of the Compensation Peer
Deductibility of Compensation
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code generally prevents the
Corporation from claiming a tax deduction for compensation in excess of $1
million paid to the Chief Executive Officer (the "CEO") and to the four other
most highly-paid executive officers of the Corporation. This deduction
limitation however, does not apply to performance-based compensation that
satisfies certain requirements of the Internal Revenue Code. The Committee has
determined that it is in the best interests of the Corporation and its
shareowners to structure the compensation of executive officers, to the extent
practicable, so that compensation will not be subject to the deduction limit.
However, the Committee has in the past and may in the future structure
compensatory arrangements that under certain circumstances may be subject to
the deduction limit.
Executive base salaries are designed to be competitive with salaries paid
for similar positions at Compensation Peer Group companies. Individual
executive performance is evaluated annually against a number
of job specific requirements. These performance evaluations serve as the key
element in determining the amount and timing of any base salary increase.
Compensation Peer Group competitive information is also considered.
Annual Incentive Compensation
The Annual Incentive Compensation Plan is designed to reward performance
relating to annual goals of the Corporation and the business units. Objectives
are established for the corporate headquarters and each business unit. For
1996, the corporate objectives were net income and cash flow, weighted 70% and
30%, respectively. The business units' objectives were earnings before
interest and taxes and cash flow, weighted 70% and 30%, respectively. The
Committee determines the amount available for annual incentive cash awards at
the corporate headquarters, based on achievement of the objectives described
above and an overall judgment of corporate performance. The CEO determines the
amount available for annual incentive cash awards at each business unit.
Individual awards are determined on the basis of performance measured against
objectives and a subjective assessment of the individual's overall
contribution to business unit or corporate results.
Pursuant to a shareowner approved amendment to the Annual Incentive
Compensation Plan intended to qualify awards as performance based and tax
deductible under Section 162(m), the CEO and the four other named executive
officers' annual incentive compensation is now paid solely from a pool equal
to no more than 0.75% of the Corporation's adjusted net income (the
"Performance Pool"). The CEO is eligible to receive up to 30% and the other
four participants are each eligible to receive up to 17.5% of the Performance
Pool. The Committee retains the right to reduce the actual award to an amount
less than a participant's allocated portion of the pool, based on objective
and subjective factors as the Committee deems appropriate.
Long Term Incentive Compensation
The Corporation's Long Term Incentive Plan is designed to provide the
opportunity for competitive financial awards to key employees whose efforts
and achievements contribute to the long term success of the Corporation. Under
the 1996 Continuous Improvement Incentive Program (the "CIIP"), as approved by
the Committee, two award vehicles are available: stock options and dividend
equivalents. These equity-based awards are consistent with the objective of
aligning directly the interests of executives with those of the Corporation's
Stock option awards emphasize long term increase in shareowner value.
Executives vest in stock options three years from the date of grant. The
options will remain exercisable for a period of seven years once vested. The
exercise price of the options is the closing price of the Corporation's stock
on the date of grant.
Dividend Equivalents ("DEs") reinforce the importance of meeting key long
term financial objectives. A DE is the right to receive payments equal to the
quarterly dividend paid to the Corporation's shareowners. Under the CIIP,
executives are awarded one DE for each stock option granted. DEs become vested
and payable solely on the basis of achievement of previously established
corporate and/or business unit financial targets measured over a three-year
period, as determined by the Committee. For 1996, the corporate headquarters'
targets are earnings per share and return on equity, weighted equally. Each
business unit has a financial target of either return on net operating assets
or return on sales. No vesting of DEs occurs if aggregate achievement of
performance targets is less than 90%. Payment of vested DEs awarded in 1996
will begin in March of 1999, and will continue for two to seven years,
depending upon an executive's level. DE payments end when the DE term expires
or the associated stock option is exercised, if sooner.
Individual CIIP grants are based on subjective evaluations of demonstrated
performance, potential and ability to contribute to the achievement of CIIP
targets. The Committee also considers information on long term grants at
Compensation Peer Group companies.
Chief Executive Officer Compensation
Compensation decisions affecting the CEO were based on quantitative and
qualitative factors relative to the Corporation's 1996 financial and operating
results as well as strategic achievements. The Committee does not employ a
specific formula in its compensation decisions.
During 1996, under Mr. David's leadership and direction, the Corporation
achieved record sales and profits and demonstrated excellent overall financial
performance. Earnings per share increased 21%, from $2.85 to $3.45 (adjusted
to reflect the 2 for 1 stock split in 1996), net income increased 21% from
$750 million to $906 million, and return on equity was 21.1%, up from 18.6% in
1995. Available cash flow was $1.2 billion and net debt to capital declined to
13% from 22% at year end 1995. During 1996 the Corporation also continued its
practice of making strategic, accretive acquisitions in the Corporation's core
Total shareowner return for 1996, including share price appreciation and
dividends from December 30, 1995 to December 31, 1996 was 42%, as compared to
23% for the S&P 500 and 29% for the Dow Jones 30 Industrials.
In 1996, under Mr. David's leadership, the Corporation and its employees
continued to make positive contributions to the communities where it does
business. The Committee took note of the Corporation's Employee Scholar
Program, a unique program that provided work time flexibility and financial
support for employees who return to school. Employees who attain a college or
post-graduate degree are awarded shares of the Corporation's common stock. The
program implements the Corporation's commitments to education and to the
training and competitiveness of its employees.
The Committee has increased Mr. David's salary twice, on thirteen month
intervals, since his election as CEO in 1994. The Committee considered his
first two years of accomplishments as well as the average increases provided
to the Corporation's other executives and CEOs of the Compensation Peer Group.
The most recent increase positions his salary at approximately the 50th
percentile of salaries paid to CEOs of Compensation Peer Group companies.
Annual Incentive Compensation
Mr. David's 1996 incentive compensation award was $ . This amount is based
on the Committee's consideration of competitive data for Compensation Peer
Group CEOs and a favorable assessment of the Corporation's performance for
1996, as described above. This award places Mr. David's total cash
compensation at approximately the 50th percentile of the Compensation Peer
Long Term Incentive Compensation
Mr. David's 1996 long term CIIP award was determined using the same
guidelines used for the Corporation's executive population, as described
above. Mr. David was granted 75,000 stock options (all figures are before the
2 for 1 stock split in 1996) and associated DEs. During 1996, 250,000 stock
options previously awarded to Mr. David became exercisable after the
Corporation's stock price reached the target price of $114 per share. These
stock options were awarded in 1995 when the stock price was $78.25 per share.
COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION AND EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT
Robert F. Dee, Chairman Frank P. Popoff
Charles W. Duncan, Jr. Harold A. Wagner
Jean-Pierre Garnier Jacqueline G. Wexler
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION
In 1996, Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. served as a member of the Committee on
Compensation and Executive Development of the Board of Directors until the
1996 Annual Meeting. As noted previously, Senator Baker is a partner in the
law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell, which firm is retained from
time to time to provide legal services to the Corporation. The fees paid
during 1996 were not material to total revenues for either the law firm or the
COMPENSATION OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
The following Summary Compensation Table sets forth for the Corporation's
Chief Executive Officer and the other four most highly compensated executive
officers of the Corporation and its subsidiaries in 1996 (the "named executive
officers") the compensation earned by such persons for services rendered in
all capacities to the Corporation during the three fiscal years ended December
SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
Howard H. Baker, Jr..... Gerald D. Hines.........
Antonia Handler Chayes.. Charles R. Lee..........
Robert Dee.............. Robert H. Malott........
Charles W. Duncan, Jr... Frank P. Popoff.........
Jean-Pierre Garnier..... -- Harold A. Wagner........
Pehr G. Gyllenhammar.... Jacqueline G. Wexler....
LONG TERM COMPENSATION
ANNUAL COMPENSATION AWARDS PAYOUTS
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OTHER ANNUAL RESTRICTED UNDERLYING LONG TERM ALL OTHER
COMPENSATION STOCK AWARDS OPTIONS INCENTIVE COMPENSA-
NAME AND PRINCIPAL POSITION YEAR SALARY ($) BONUS (1)($) (2) ($) (3)($) /SARS(#) PAYOUTS ($) TION (4) ($)
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(1) Incentive compensation shown in the Bonus column for the named executive
officers was paid from the Covered Employee Performance Pool of the Annual
Executive Incentive Compensation Plan.
(2) The amounts shown in this column for 1996 include: $ for personal use
of corporate aircraft for security reasons by Mr. David and a perquisite
allowance for Messrs. Daniell, David, Krapek, Page and van Rooy of $ , $ ,
$ , $ and $ , respectively.
(3) At the close of business on December 31, 1996, one named executive
officer held non-vested time based restricted shares as follows: Mr. Page-
shares valued at $ . These shares vested on January 15, 1997. The foregoing
value was calculated by multiplying the closing market price of the Common
Stock on December 31, 1996 by the number of restricted shares held. Regular
quarterly dividends are paid on all shares of restricted stock.
(4) For 1996, consists of employer matching contributions in the Employee
Savings Plan of $ for Mr. Page and $ for the other four named executive
officers, above market interest rate paid in the Credited Interest Account in
the UTC Deferred Compensation Account of $ , $ , and $ for Messrs. Krapek,
Page and van Rooy, respectively and life insurance premium payments of $ ,
$ , $ , $ , and $ , respectively for Messrs. Daniell, David, Krapek,
Page and van Rooy.
The following table sets forth information concerning individual grants of
stock options and stock appreciation rights made during the 1996 fiscal year
to each named executive officer.
OPTION/SAR GRANTS IN LAST FISCAL YEAR
R. F. Daniell,........... 1996 $ $ $ $ $ $
Chairman 1995 850,000 600,000 109,782 0 100,000 35,637 101,534
1994 922,916 500,000 190,052 0 100,000 863,807 96,713
G. David,................ 1996 $ $ $ $ $ $
President and Chief 1995 976,667 900,000 89,365 0 650,000 44,499 31,499
Executive Officer 1994 906,250 700,000 129,310 0 630,000 1,319,119 27,484
K. Krapek,............... 1996 $ $ $ $ $ $
President 1995 620,000 500,000 111,389 0 260,000 24,600 16,733
Pratt & Whitney 1994 587,500 400,000 68,225 0 160,000 308,801 18,170
S. Page,................. 1996 $ $ $ $ $ $
Executive Vice President 1995 497,917 400,000 62,391 0 240,000 13,087 40,050
and Chief Financial 1994 468,750 315,000 59,855 0 30,000 12,130 44,614
J. P. van Rooy,.......... 1996 $ $ $ $ $ $
President, Otis 1995 400,000 300,000 55,670 0 234,000 9,840 31,930
1994 370,000 300,000 66,271 0 30,000 182,909 36,405
INDIVIDUAL GRANTS (1)
% OF TOTAL
NUMBER OF SHARES OPTIONS/SARS
UNDERLYING GRANTED TO GRANT DATE
OPTIONS/SARS EMPLOYEES IN FISCAL EXERCISE PRICE EXPIRATION PRESENT VALUE ($)
NAME GRANTED (#) YEAR ($/SH) DATE (2)
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(1) Under certain circumstances, including a change of control, the Board of
Directors, under the terms of the Corporation's Long Term Incentive Plan, may
accelerate the vesting of option grants, purchase an outstanding grant for the
cash value thereof or provide for other adjustments or modifications to the
outstanding grants. All stock options were granted with an exercise price
equal to the market price of the Common Stock on the date of grant.
(2) The values listed in this column are based on the Black-Scholes pricing
model. The estimated values are based on a number of variables and include the
following assumptions: interest rate of 6.8%, stock price volatility of
0.1809, and future dividend yield of 3.11%. The estimated values are not
intended as a forecast of the future appreciation in the price of the
Corporation's stock. If the Corporation's stock does not increase in value
above the exercise price of the stock options or SARs, then the grants
described in the table will have no value. There is no assurance that the
value realized by an executive will be at or near the value estimated by the
Black-Scholes model or any other model applied to value the stock options.
(3) These stock options were granted on February 24, 1996 and will become
exercisable on February 24, 1999. The grants include an equal number of
Dividend Equivalents ("DEs"), which entitle the holder to receive a payment
equal to the quarterly dividend amount paid on Common Stock for a stated
period of time. DEs will be paid if, and to the extent the executive vests in
the DEs at the end of the three-year performance measurement period as a
result of achieving performance objectives.
The following table sets forth information concerning the exercise of stock
options during the 1996 fiscal year by each of the named executive officers
and the fiscal year end value of unexercised options. No SARs were exercised
by the named executive officers in 1996.
AGGREGATED OPTION/SAR EXERCISES IN LAST FISCAL YEAR
AND FISCAL YEAR END OPTION/SAR VALUES
R. Daniell.............. 100,000 2.3% $54.625 02/22/2006 $1,502,188
G. David................ 150,000 3.4% $54.625 02/22/2006 $2,253,281
K. Krapek............... 60,000 1.4% $54.625 02/22/2006 $ 901,313
S. Page................. 40,000 0.9% $54.625 02/22/2006 $ 600,875
J.P. van Rooy........... 34,000 0.8% $54.625 02/22/2006 $ 510,744
VALUE OF UNEXERCISED
NUMBER OF SHARES IN-THE-MONEY
UNDERLYING OPTIONS/SARS AT
UNEXERCISED OPTIONS/SARS FISCAL YEAR END
AT FISCAL YEAR END (#) ($)(1)
SHARES ACQUIRED VALUE REALIZED
NAME ON EXERCISE (#) ($) (1) EXERCISABLE UNEXERCISABLE EXERCISABLE UNEXERCISABLE
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(1) The value reported is based either on the closing price of the Common
Stock on the date of exercise or on December 31, 1996, as applicable, and is
calculated by subtracting the exercise price per share of the option from the
applicable closing price.
The following graph presents a comparison of the cumulative total shareowner
return for the five years ending December 31, 1996 on the Corporation's Common
Stock, as compared to the Standard & Poor's 500 Stock Index and to the
companies that comprise the Dow Jones 30 Industrial Average. The Corporation
is a component of both indices. These figures assume that all dividends paid
over the five year period were reinvested, and that the starting value of each
index and the investment in the Corporation's Common Stock was $100 on
December 31, 1991.
[GRAPH APPEARS HERE]
R. Daniell.............. 0 $ 0 320,592 300,000 $13,175,349 $ 7,706,250
G. David................ 106,000 $4,221,875 1,139,060 930,000 $40,972,276 $27,914,375
K. Krapek............... 37,300 $1,659,313 504,000 280,000 $18,596,250 $ 8,101,250
S. Page................. 0 $ 0 274,000 110,000 $ 8,606,125 $ 2,760,000
J.P. van Rooy........... 11,000 $ 387,750 302,710 98,000 $ 9,852,729 $ 2,491,125
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS AND TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND CHANGE-IN-CONTROL
In 1981, the Board of Directors adopted the Senior Executive Severance Plan
(the "Severance Plan"). The Committee on Compensation and Executive
Development has the authority to select the participants under the Severance
Plan. Effective December 31, 1996, there were 33 key executives, including the
five named executive officers, covered under the Severance Plan. The Severance
Plan provides that in the event of termination of the participant's employment
with the Corporation for any reason (other than death, disability or
retirement at or after the normal retirement date) within two years after any
change of control of the Corporation, as defined in the Severance Plan, the
participant will receive: (i) a cash payment equal to three times the
participant's highest annual compensation (including base salary and incentive
compensation) during the preceding three years; (ii) accelerated vesting of
all awards outstanding under the Corporation's Long Term Incentive Plan; (iii)
special supplemental retirement benefits determined as if the participant had
three years additional credited service under the Corporation's pension plans
as of the date of termination; and (iv) continuation of other fringe benefits
or equivalent benefits for a period of three years. The Severance Plan
provides for a supplemental cash payment to Severance Plan participants to the
extent necessary to preserve the level of benefits provided in the Plan in the
event of the imposition on any such participant of excise taxes payable in
respect of "excess parachute payments" under the Internal Revenue Code.
In addition to the Severance Plan, 30 key executives, including the five
named executive officers, are eligible to receive separation benefits at the
time of their termination from employment with the Corporation, subject to
certain limited exceptions. The value of such separation benefits under this
program is 2.5 times base salary at the date of separation. Benefits are
subject to offset against any amounts paid pursuant to the Severance Plan (as
UNITED TECHNOLOGIES $100.00 $92.10 $122.71 $128.19 $198.51 $282.53
S&P 500 INDEX $100.00 $107.61 $118.41 $120.01 $164.95 $202.72
DOW JONES 30 INDUSTRIALS $100.00 $107.41 $125.60 $131.96 $180.56 $232.65
PENSION PLAN TABLE
YEARS OF SERVICE
REMUNERATION 15 20 25 30 35 40
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Compensation covered by the pension plans of the Corporation and its
subsidiaries consists of total cash remuneration in the form of salaries and
wages, including awards paid under the Annual Executive Incentive Compensation
Plan (shown in the Bonus column of the Summary Compensation Table), but
excluding awards paid under the United Technologies Corporation Long Term
Incentive Plan (shown in the Long Term Incentive Compensation columns of the
Summary Compensation Table). Benefits are computed as a single life annuity
payable at age 65. The benefit amount equals a percentage of final average
earnings during the highest five consecutive years out of the last ten years
worked, less a portion of the participant's social security benefit. As a
result of Internal Revenue Code limitations, a substantial portion of senior
executives' pension benefits are excluded from the Corporation's tax qualified
retirement plan and trust and instead are provided through a supplemental plan
that restores the excluded portion of the benefits. Pension benefits paid from
the supplemental plan are paid in the same form of annuity applicable under
the qualified plan or, subject to certain conditions, in a lump sum. Benefits
under the supplemental plan are generally not funded in advance except in the
event of a Change of Control.
As of December 31, 1996, the executive officers named in the Summary
Compensation Table had the following full years of credited service for
determining benefits: Daniell, 40 years; G. David, 21 years; K. Krapek, 14
years; S. Page, three years; and J.P. van Rooy 33 years.
The Board of Directors knows of no other matters to be voted upon at the
meeting. However, the persons named as proxies in the enclosed proxy card
will, at their discretion, vote the shares they represent upon any other
business that may properly come before the meeting.
PROXIES AND VOTING
TABULATION AND SECRECY OF VOTES
Pursuant to the Bylaws of the Corporation, the Board of Directors has
appointed representatives of First Chicago Trust Company of New York to serve
as Inspectors of Election to supervise the voting at the Annual Meeting. The
Inspectors will decide all questions respecting the qualification of voters,
the validity of the proxies and the acceptance or rejection of votes. None of
the Inspectors is an officer, employee or shareowner of the Corporation. In
addition, the Corporation has engaged the services of First Chicago Trust
Company of New York to receive, inspect, tabulate and maintain custody of
proxies returned to First Chicago Trust Company of New York. The Inspectors
and all other persons, including employees of First Chicago Trust Company of
New York and the Corporation, whose duties require the handling of proxies and
tabulation of votes, have been instructed that the vote of any shareowner will
be kept secret and shall not be disclosed except as may be required for legal
Solicitation of proxies is being made on behalf of the Board of Directors
through the mail, in person and by telephone. The cost of soliciting proxies
will be borne by the Corporation. In addition, arrangements have been made
with banks and brokerage houses and other custodians to send proxies and proxy
soliciting material to the persons for whom they hold shares, and the
Corporation will reimburse them for their expenses in so doing. The
Corporation has also retained Georgeson & Company Inc., to aid in the
solicitation of proxies at a fee estimated at $15,000, plus out-of-pocket
A shareowner executing and returning a proxy has the power to revoke it at
any time before it is voted by giving written notice of such revocation to the
Secretary of the Corporation, by submission of another proxy bearing a later
date, or by attending the meeting and requesting to vote in person.
SIGNATURES IN CERTAIN CASES
If a shareowner is a corporation, the enclosed proxy card should be signed
in its corporate name by an authorized officer and his/her title should be
indicated. If stock is registered in the names of two or more trustees or
other persons, the proxy card may be signed by one of them. If stock is
registered in the name of a decedent, the proxy card should be signed by an
executor or administrator, whose title as such should follow the signature.
QUORUM AND VOTE REQUIRED FOR APPROVAL
The presence, in person or by proxy, of the owners of shares of ESOP
Preferred Stock and Common Stock representing a majority of votes entitled to
be cast by such owners will constitute a quorum for the transaction of
business at the Annual Meeting. All duly executed proxies received by the
Corporation will be counted for purposes of establishing a quorum, including
proxies as to which an abstention or a broker non-vote is indicated with
respect to a particular matter.
Directors will be elected by a plurality of votes cast. The affirmative vote
of the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of the voting stock of
the Corporation is required for the approval of the amendment to the
Corporation's Restated Certificate of Incorporation. The affirmative vote, in
person or by proxy, of the owners of a majority of the shares constituting the
quorum is required for the appointment of Price Waterhouse LLP as Independent
Public Accountants, and for the approval of the shareowner proposal. If a
shareowner abstains on any matter, the shareowner's shares will not be voted,
which will have the same legal effect as a vote "against"
the matter. Shares that are the subject of a broker non-vote on a particular
matter also will have the same legal effect as a vote "against" the matter.
ACTION TO BE TAKEN UNDER THE PROXY
In accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors, all
proxies will be voted, if no contrary instruction is indicated on the proxy
card, for the election as directors of the persons nominated by the Board of
Directors, for the amendment to the Corporation's Restated Certificate of
Incorporation, for the appointment of Price Waterhouse LLP as Independent
Public Accountants, and against the shareowner proposal.
If any other business should properly come before the meeting, or any
adjournment thereof, the persons named in the proxy will vote on such matters
according to their best judgment.
A proxy card has been sent to each employee who participates in a Savings
Plan of the Corporation with an investment in the UTC Stock Fund or in the
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (the "ESOP"). Shares held in the UTC Stock Fund
will be voted by the Trustee in accordance with the employee's directions. If
an employee does not mark instructions on the card or if the employee does not
return the instruction card, the Trustee will vote such shares in accordance
with the instructions it receives with respect to a plurality of the shares
for which instructions are received by the Trustee. All employer stock in the
ESOP Fund that has been allocated to the employees' accounts for which the
Trustee receives voting instructions will be voted in accordance with those
instructions. All employer stock that has been allocated to the employees'
accounts but for which the Trustee has not received voting instructions, and
all unallocated shares in the ESOP account, will be voted by the Trustee in
accordance with the instructions it receives with respect to a plurality of
the shares that are allocated to the employees' ESOP accounts.
The Corporation's Annual Report, including financial statements for the year
1996, was mailed to shareowners on or about February 18, 1997.
William H. Trachsel
Vice President and Secretary
March 27, 1997
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Proxy Solicited on Behalf of the Board of Directors of
P the Corporation for Annual Meeting, April 29, 1997
R The undersigned hereby appoints Charles W. Duncan, Jr., Robert H. Malott and
Jacqueline G. Wexler, and each of them with power of substitution to each,
O proxies for the undersigned to act and vote at the Annual Meeting of the
Shareowners of United Technologies Corporation to be held April 29, 1997, at
X 11:00 a.m., and at any adjournment thereof, as directed on this card, upon
the matters set forth on the reverse side hereof, all as described in the
Y Proxy Statement, and, in their discretion, upon any other business which may
properly come before said meeting.
This card also constitutes voting instructions to the Trustee under the
United Technologies Corporation Employee Savings Plan to vote, in person or
by proxy, (i) the proportionate interest or the undersigned in the shares of
Common Stock of United Technologies Corporation held by the Trustee under
such Plan, and (ii) the proportionate interest of the undersigned in the
shares of Series A ESOP Convertible Preferred Stock of United Technologies
Corporation held by the Trustee under such Plan, in each case as described in
the Proxy Statement.
You are encouraged to specify your choices by marking the appropriate boxes,
SEE REVERSE SIDE, but you need not mark any boxes if you wish to vote in
accordance with the Board of Directors' recommendations. The Proxy Committee
cannot vote your shares unless you sign and return this card.
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FOLD AND DETACH HERE
United Technologies Corporation
Annual Meeting of Shareowners
Tuesday, April 29, 1997
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
15 Arlington Street, Boston, Massachusetts
- ----- Please Mark your
X votes as in the
- ----- example.
This Proxy when properly executed will be voted in the manner directed herein.
If no direction is made, this Proxy will be voted FOR all of the Board of
Directors nominees, FOR proposals 2 and 3, and AGAINST proposal 4, or if this
card constitutes voting instructions to a Savings Plan Trustee, such Trustee
will vote as described in the Proxy Statement.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR the election of directors.
1. Election of ----- ----- NOMINEES: Howard H. Baker, Jr., Antonia
Directors Handler Chayes, George David, Charles W.
----- ----- Duncan, Jr., Jean-Pierre Garnier, Pehr G.
Gyllenhammer, Karl J. Krapek, Charles R.
Vote for nominees except: Lee, Robert H. Malott, William J. Perry,
Frank P. Popoff, Harold A. Wagner and
Jacqueline G. Wexler.
The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR proposals 2 and 3.
For Against Abstain
2. Amendment of the Corporation's ----- ----- -----
Restated Certificate of
Incorporation ----- ----- -----
3. Appointment of Independent ----- ----- -----
----- ----- -----
The Board of Directors recommends a vote AGAINST proposal 4.
For Against Abstain
4. Shareowners Proposal ----- ----- -----
Compensation. ----- ----- -----
Please sign exactly as name appears hereon. Joint owners should each sign. When
signing as attorney, executor, administrator, trustee or guardian, please give
full title as such. The signer hereby revokes all proxies heretofore given by
the signer to vote at said meeting or any adjournments thereof.
FOLD AND DETACH HERE
Direct Deposit of Dividends
Shareholders receiving a dividend check may have payments deposited directly
into their checking or savings account at any financial institution
participating in the ACH network. Through an Electronic Funds Transfer, your
dividend can be deposited electronically on the dividend payment date. To
participate in Direct Deposit, contact First Chicago Trust Company of New York
Our 24-hour-a-day toll-free telephone service provides recorded summaries of
UTC's quarterly earnings information and other company news. Callers also may
request copies of our quarterly earnings and news releases, by either fax or
mail, and obtain copies of the UTC Annual Report and Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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