SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 8, 2009
J. C. PENNEY COMPANY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (972) 431-1000
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(d) Election of New Director. On December 8, 2009, the Board of Directors of J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (“Company”) elected Geraldine Laybourne as a member of the Board of Directors. There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Laybourne and any other person pursuant to which she was elected as a director. Ms. Laybourne was also appointed to the Human Resources and Compensation and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board.
In connection with her election to the Board, and pursuant to the terms of the Company’s 2009 Long-Term Incentive Plan, Ms. Laybourne will be granted an award of restricted stock units having a market value of $57,540 on December 11, 2009. This award represents a pro-rata amount of the current annual equity award to non-associate directors based on the date of Ms. Laybourne’s election.
A copy of the press release announcing Ms. Laybourne’s election to the Board is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 8, 2009
Exhibit Number Description
99.1 J. C. Penney Company, Inc. News Release issued December 8, 2009