Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events (Notes)

Subsequent Events (Notes)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events

2014-2018 Long-Term Cash Incentive Program

In April 2015, our Board of Directors approved and granted awards under the new 2014-2018 Long-Term Cash Incentive Program (“2014-2018 LTIP”), which is a sub-plan of the Company’s 2015 Long-Term Cash Incentive Plan adopted in April 2015. The 2014-2018 LTIP consists of phantom units settled in cash with five consecutive annual performance periods commencing on November 1 and ending on October 31 of each year through October 31, 2018. Awards under the 2014-2018 LTIP will be subject to a three-year vesting schedule, with one third of the phantom units vesting and becoming payable on each of the first, second and third anniversaries of the date of the grant (with the exception of the initial grant for the 2014 performance period, which will vest and become payable on each of February 1, 2016, February 1, 2017 and February 1, 2018). The 2014-2018 LTIP is 100% performance-based and will reward long-term performance measured against growth in the Company’s market capitalization, referred to in the plan documents as total shareholder value (“TSV”), above certain thresholds. Under the 2014-2018 LTIP, the general pool is awarded generally between 2% and 4% of the growth in TSV and the senior executive pool is capped at 2% of the growth in TSV, with the Chief Executive Officer’s compensation targeted at 50% of the senior executive pool, subject to adjustment at the discretion of the Compensation Committee. The number of phantom units comprising the senior executive pool has also been capped, and cannot exceed an amount equal to 1.5% of our common shares outstanding in any one year.