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):  March 7, 2012



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)







(State or other

jurisdiction of



(Commission File



(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


7777 North 73rd Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53223

(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)


(414) 354-2310

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Item 5.02.                                        Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On March 7, 2012, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (the “Company”) adopted the Douglas Dynamics, Inc. 2012 Annual Incentive Plan (the “2012 AIP”).  Each of the Company’s named executive officers is eligible to participate in the 2012 AIP, which provides for the opportunity to earn a cash bonus upon the achievement of certain performance targets.  The Committee has selected operating income and free cash flow as the performance metrics under the 2012 AIP, assigning these metrics a weighting of 70% and 30%, respectively.  The target bonus level under the 2012 AIP for the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer is 100% of his base salary and the target bonus level for the other named executive officers is 75% of base salary, with maximum bonus levels of 150% and 125% of base salary, respectively.


The foregoing description of the 2012 AIP is qualified in its entirety by reference to the 2012 AIP, a copy of which will be filed by the Company with its next quarterly report on Form 10-Q.


Item 8.01                                           Other Events.


On March 8, 2012, the Company’s Board of Directors approved stock ownership guidelines setting levels of ownership of the Company’s common stock that the Company’s executive officers and non-employee directors are expected to satisfy within five years.  The ownership requirements are as follows:




Ownership Requirement

Chief Executive Officer


3x Base Salary

Other Executive Officers


2x Base Salary

Non-Employee Directors


3x Cash Portion of Annual Retainer


Newly appointed executive officers and non-employee directors (after the effective date of the guidelines) will have until the fifth anniversary of their appointment to satisfy their ownership requirement.






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: March 13, 2012
















/s/ Robert McCormick



Robert McCormick



Executive Vice President, Chief Financial



Officer and Secretary