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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K/A
(Mark One)
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended November 30, 2021
or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from_______to_______.
Commission File Number: 0-19417
PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 04-2746201
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

14 Oak Park
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

(781280-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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Common Stock, $0.01 par value per sharePRGSThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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As of May 31, 2021 (the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter), the aggregate market value of voting stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $1,927,000,000.
As of March 16, 2022, there were 43,766,260 common shares outstanding.
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PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORPORATION
FORM 10-K/A
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED NOVEMBER 30, 2021
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Explanatory Note




EXPLANATORY NOTE
Progress Software Corporation (referred to as Progress, the company, we, us or our) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A (this “Amendment”) to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2021, originally filed on January 27, 2022 (the “Original Report”), for the sole purpose of including the information required by Part III of Form 10-K. Accordingly, Items 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 of Part III of our Original Report are replaced in their entirety with the information provided herein.

This Amendment does not amend, update or change any other items or disclosure in the Original Report or reflect events that occurred after the date of the Original Report. Therefore, this Amendment should be read in conjunction with our Original Report and our other filings made with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) after the filing of the Original Report.

This Amendment also includes as exhibits the certifications required by Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.



PART III
ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS, AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Board of Directors
Currently, our Board of Directors is comprised of nine members. Each director has been elected to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders or special meeting in lieu of such annual meeting or until his or her successor has been duly elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation or removal. There are no family relationships among any of our executive officers or directors.

The following table sets forth our current directors, their ages, and the positions held by each person with our company. In addition, for each person we have included information regarding the business or other experience, qualifications, attributes or skills considered in determining that each person should serve as a director.

NameAgePosition
John R. Egan (2)
64Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Paul T. Dacier (2)
64Director
Rainer Gawlick (1), (4)
54Director
Yogesh Gupta61President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
Charles F. Kane (1), (4)
64Director
Samskriti Y. King (1), (4)
48Director
David A. Krall (3)
61Director
Angela T. Tucci (3), (4)
55Director
Vivian Vitale (2), (3)
68Director
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(1)Member of Audit Committee
(2)Member of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
(3)Member of Compensation Committee
(4)Member of Mergers and Acquisitions/Strategy Committee

Mr. Egan became our Non-Executive Chairman of the Board in December 2012. Mr. Egan has been a director since September 2011. Mr. Egan is managing partner of Carruth Management, LLC, a Boston based venture capital fund he founded in October 1998 that specializes in technology and early stage investments. From October 1986 until September 1998, Mr. Egan served in several executive positions with EMC Corporation, a publicly-held global leader in information technology, including Executive Vice President, Products and Offerings, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Executive Vice President, Operations and Executive Vice President, International Sales.

Mr. Egan serves on the Board of Directors for other publicly traded and privately held companies. They include: Verint Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT), a publicly-held provider of systems to the internet security market, NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a publicly-held network performance management company, where he serves as Lead Director; and, Agile Growth Corp. (Nasdaq: AGGRU), a special purpose company for the purpose of effecting an acquisition with one or more technology businesses. Mr. Egan also served as a director of EMC Corporation and VMWare, Inc. prior to EMC’s acquisition by Dell Technologies.

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Mr. Egan brings to our Board of Directors extensive understanding and expertise in the information technology industry because of his service on other boards of directors combined with his executive leadership roles at EMC Corp. His broad experience ranges from venture capital investments in early-stage technology companies to extensive sales and marketing experience, and includes executive leadership and management roles. Mr. Egan brings to the Board business acumen, substantial operational experience, and expertise in corporate strategy and development and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Egan also has extensive experience serving as a director of publicly traded companies.

Mr. Dacier has been a director since June 2017. Mr. Dacier is currently the General Counsel of Indigo Agriculture, Inc., a Boston-based agricultural technology start-up company that specializes in products designed to maximize crop health and productivity, which he joined in March 2017. Previously, Mr. Dacier was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) from 1990 until September 2016, when EMC was acquired by Dell Technologies. Mr. Dacier was responsible for the worldwide legal affairs of EMC and its subsidiaries and oversaw the company’s internal audit, real estate and facilities organizations, sustainability and government affairs departments.

Mr. Dacier also currently serves on the Board of Directors for AerCap Holdings NV (NYSE: AER), the world's largest independent aircraft leasing company. Mr. Dacier also previously served on the Board of Directors of GTY Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTYHU), a technology holding company.

Mr. Dacier brings to our Board of Directors his extensive understanding and expertise in the information technology industry because of his service on other boards of directors combined with his executive role at EMC Corp. Mr. Dacier also brings his experience and expertise in legal issues and corporate governance as an executive and director of publicly-traded companies. Mr. Dacier brings to the Board business acumen, substantial operational experience, and expertise in corporate strategy and development and mergers and acquisitions.

Dr. Gawlick has been a director since June 2017. Dr. Gawlick is a public and private company board member and formerly served as President of Perfecto Mobile, Ltd., a leader in mobile testing, from July 2015 until September 2016, and as Executive Vice President of Global Sales at IntraLinks, Inc., a computer software company providing virtual data rooms and other content management services, from April 2012 until July 2015. From August 2008 to April 2012, Dr. Gawlick served as Chief Marketing Officer of Sophos Ltd., a computer security company providing endpoint, network and data protection software. From April 2005 to August 2008, Dr. Gawlick served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Strategy at SolidWorks Corp., a CAD software company. He has also held a variety of executive positions in other technology businesses and was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Dr. Gawlick holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Gawlick currently serves on the Board of Directors of Proto Labs, Inc. (NYSE: PRLB), a leading online and technology-enabled quick-turn manufacturer of custom parts for prototyping and short-run production. Dr. Gawlick also serves on other private company boards in the technology industry.

Through his experience as a director of public and private companies, as well as his leadership roles in the technology industry, Dr. Gawlick brings to our Board of Directors extensive expertise in international sales as well as product-management and marketing. Dr. Gawlick also provides expertise in developing growth strategies.

Mr. Gupta became President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Gupta served as an advisor to various venture capital and private equity firms from October 2015 until September 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Gupta was President and Chief Executive Officer at Kaseya, Inc., from June 2013 until July 2015, at which time, Mr. Gupta became Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he held until October 2015. From July 2012 until June 2013, Mr. Gupta served as an advisor to various venture capital and private equity firms in several mergers and acquisitions opportunities. Mr. Gupta was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of FatWire Software from July 2007 until February 2012, prior to the acquisition of FatWire Software by Oracle Corporation. Prior roles included Chief Technology Officer at CA Technologies, with which Mr. Gupta held various senior positions.

Through his prior roles in the software industry as chief executive officer and in other leadership positions, Mr. Gupta has gained significant management and operating experience, extensive knowledge of the software industry and critical technical, financial, strategic and marketing expertise. Also, in his role as our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gupta can provide unique insight into our markets, products, technology, challenges and opportunities.
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Mr. Kane has been a director since November 2006. Mr. Kane is an adjunct professor of International Finance at the MIT Sloan Graduate Business School of Management. Since November 2006, Mr. Kane has also been a Director and Strategic Advisor of One Laptop Per Child, a non-profit organization that provides computing and internet access for students in the developing world, for which he served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2009. Mr. Kane served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Global BPO Services Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation, from July 2007 until March 2008, and as Chief Financial Officer of Global BPO from August 2007 until March 2008. Prior to joining Global BPO, he served as Chief Financial Officer of RSA Security Inc., a provider of e-security solutions, from May 2006 until RSA was acquired by EMC Corporation in October 2006. From July 2003 until May 2006, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Aspen Technology, Inc. (NYSE: AZPN), a publicly traded provider of supply chain management software and professional services.

Mr. Kane is currently a director of Alkami Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALKT), a publicly traded digital banking platform. Mr. Kane was previously a director of Realpage, Inc., Demandware, Inc. and Carbonite, Inc.

As our Audit Committee financial expert and Chairman of the Audit Committee, Mr. Kane provides a high level of expertise and leadership experience in the areas of finance, accounting, audit oversight and risk analysis derived from his experience as the chief financial officer of publicly-traded technology companies. Mr. Kane also offers substantial public company board experience to our Board of Directors. Mr. Kane also brings to the Board business acumen, substantial operational experience, and expertise in corporate strategy and development and mergers and acquisitions.

Ms. King has been a director since February 2018. Ms. King is currently Chief Executive Officer of Veracode, Inc., a leading provider of application security testing, a role she assumed in January 2019 following Veracode's acquisition by Thoma Bravo. Previously, from July 2017 to January 2019, Ms. King served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Veracode. From August 2015 until July 2017, Ms. King was the Chief Strategy Officer of Veracode. Prior to that time, from April 2012 until July 2015, Ms. King was Executive Vice President, Product Strategy and Corporate Development GM, Mobile at Veracode. Ms. King joined Veracode in November 2006 and served as Veracode's Senior Vice President, Product Marketing and Vice President, Service Delivery.

From a variety of key roles at Veracode, Ms. King has gained significant management and operating experience, extensive knowledge of the software industry and critical strategic expertise. Ms. King also brings to the Board extensive experience in the areas of product marketing and product management as well as expertise in corporate strategy and development and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Krall has been a director since February 2008. Mr. Krall has served as a strategic advisor to Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROKU), a leading manufacturer of media players for streaming entertainment since January 2011. From February 2010 to December 2010, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Roku, where he was responsible for managing all functional areas of the company. Prior to that, Mr. Krall spent two years as President and Chief Executive Officer of QSecure, Inc., a privately held developer of secure credit cards based on micro-electro-mechanical-system technology. From 1995 to July 2007, he held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility and scope at Avid Technology, Inc. (NYSE: AVID), a publicly traded leading provider of digital media creation tools for the media and entertainment industry. His tenure at Avid included serving seven years as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Krall also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT), a leader in video delivery and cable access virtualization. Mr. Krall previously served on the Board of Directors of Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), a publicly traded global expert in data protection and big data management.

Mr. Krall has significant leadership, management and operational experience through his service in a broad range of executive positions within the software and technology industries. From working in companies ranging from small startups to public companies with thousands of employees serving worldwide marketplaces, Mr. Krall brings experience in the areas of new product development, integration of complex software and hardware solutions, strategy formation, and general management.

Ms. Tucci has been a director since February 2018. Ms. Tucci is currently Chief Operating Officer of Uplight, Inc., a provider of end-to-end technology solutions dedicated to serving the energy ecosystem, a position she has held since January 2020. Since December 2019, she has also served as an advisor to TPG Celegene Aggregation GP, Inc. in connection with its investment in CollabNet/Version One. Previously, Ms. Tucci was Chief Executive Officer of Apto, Inc., from August 2017 to
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September 2019. Prior to that time, Ms. Tucci was General Manager, Agile Management Business Unit of CA, Inc. from September 2015 until July 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Tucci was Chief Revenue Officer, Office of the CEO of Rally Software Development Corp. from December 2014 until August 2015, when Rally was acquired by CA. Ms. Tucci joined Rally in December 2013 as Chief Marketing Officer. From January 2011 until August 2013, Ms. Tucci was Chief Strategy Officer of Symantec Corporation.

Through her experiences as chief executive officer, chief revenue officer and chief strategy officer of enterprise software companies, Ms. Tucci has developed extensive leadership, operational and strategic capabilities at both public and private software companies. Ms. Tucci’s experiences at technology companies specializing in software-as-a-service bring important insights to our Board as we continue to execute on our business and product strategies.

Ms. Vitale has been a director since October 2019. Ms. Vitale owns and operates Vivian Vitale Consulting, LLC, a consulting practice assisting organizations in the development of human resources and people management practices, a role she has held since April 2018. From April 2012 until March 2018, she held multiple positions of increasing responsibility at Veracode, Inc., a provider of application security testing. Her tenure at Veracode included serving as Executive Vice President of Human Resources, continuing in her role through Veracode, Inc.’s acquisition by CA Technologies in March 2017. Prior to 2012, Ms. Vitale served as Senior Vice President at Care.com, Inc., an online provider of support services to families. Previously, Ms. Vitale has also held senior leadership roles at RSA Security, Unica Corporation and IBM.

Ms. Vitale currently serves on the Board of Directors of NetScout Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTCT), a publicly held network performance management company.

Due to her integral role in multiple acquisitions and integrations, Ms. Vitale brings skillsets crucial to our M&A strategy, including expertise creating high-impact programs and systems aimed at scaling for growth, acquisition integration and talent management. Ms. Vitale also bring extensive experience as a human resource consultant and executive for technology companies.

Executive and Other Key Officers of the Registrant
The following table sets forth certain information regarding our executive and other key officers.
NameAgePosition
John Ainsworth57Executive Vice President, Products - Enterprise Application Experience Business
Stephen Faberman52Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Anthony Folger50Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Yogesh Gupta61President and Chief Executive Officer
Loren Jarrett47Executive Vice President, General Manager - Developer Tools Business
Katie Kulikoski45Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer
Jennifer Ortiz46Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing
Ian Pitt55Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Gary Quinn61Executive Vice President, Field Organization - Enterprise Application Experience Business
Jeremy Segal51Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Sundar Subramanian43Executive Vice President, General Manager - DevOps Business
Mr. Ainsworth became Senior Vice President, Products-Core in January 2017 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. Mr. Ainsworth is responsible for the product management, product marketing, technical support and engineering functions for OpenEdge, Corticon, DataDirect Connect, DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline, Sitefinity, MOVEit, WhatsUp Gold, Kemp Loadmaster and Kemp Flowmon. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Ainsworth was Senior Vice President, Engineering Services at CA Technologies, Inc., a position he assumed in April 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Ainsworth held various senior positions within CA Technologies, Inc., which he joined through acquisition in 1994.

Mr. Faberman became Chief Legal Officer in December 2015 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. As Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Faberman is responsible for our legal and compliance, risk management, license compliance, and facilities functions. Prior to becoming Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Faberman was Senior Vice President, General Counsel. Mr. Faberman became General Counsel in December 2012 and a Senior Vice President in January 2014.
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Prior to that time, from October 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Faberman was Vice President, Acting General Counsel, and from January 2012 to October 2012, Mr. Faberman was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Prior roles included Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Heritage Property Investment Trust, Inc. from October 2003 until October 2006, and Partner, Bingham McCutcheon LLP until October 2003.

Mr. Folger joined the Company and became Chief Financial Officer in January 2020 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. As CFO, Mr. Folger is responsible for our finance and accounting, financial planning, treasury, tax and investor relations functions. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Folger was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Carbonite, Inc., from January 2013 until Carbonite was acquired by OpenText Corporation in late December 2019. Prior to that time, from June 2006 to December 2012, Mr. Folger held senior leadership positions at Acronis AG, including Chief Financial Officer from October 2008 to December 2012.

Mr. Gupta became President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Gupta served as an advisor to various venture capital and private equity firms from October 2015 until September 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Gupta was President and Chief Executive Officer at Kaseya, Inc., from June 2013 until July 2015, at which time, Mr. Gupta became Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he held until October 2015. From July 2012 until June 2013, Mr. Gupta served as an advisor to various venture capital and private equity firms in several mergers and acquisitions opportunities. Mr. Gupta was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of FatWire Software from July 2007 until February 2012, prior to the acquisition of FatWire Software by Oracle Corporation. Prior roles included Chief Technology Officer at CA Technologies, with which Mr. Gupta held various senior positions.

Ms. Jarrett became Senior Vice President and General Manager, Developer Tools Business in June 2019 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. As General Manager, Ms. Jarrett is responsible for the sales, product management, product marketing, field marketing, technical support and engineering for our DevTools business. Prior to this role, Ms. Jarrett was our Chief Marketing Officer, a position she held from January 2017 to June 2019. Prior to that time, Ms. Jarrett was Chief Marketing Officer at Acquia, from 2015 until December 2016. Previously, Ms. Jarrett was Chief Marketing Officer at Kaseya, Inc. from 2013 until 2015, and Vice President, Corporate Charge Card and Loyalty Products at American Express, in 2013. Prior to that time, Ms. Jarrett was Vice President, Product Management and Strategy at Oracle Corporation from 2011 until 2012, and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at FatWire from 2007 until its acquisition by Oracle in 2011.

Ms. Kulikoski became Chief People Officer in November 2019 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. As Chief People Officer, Ms. Kulikoski is responsible for all aspects of the company's global human resources functions, including culture development, talent acquisition, retention, change management and process effectiveness. Prior to joining our Company, from May 2014 to September 2019, Ms. Kulikoski held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility and scope at Brightcove, Inc. Her tenure at Brightcove included serving as Chief People Officer from November 2018 to September 2019. Prior to May 2014, Ms. Kulikoski held leadership positions at Optaros, CIDC and ConnectEdu.

Ms. Ortiz became Executive Vice President, Corporate Marketing in November 2021. Prior to that time, beginning in October 2019, she was Vice President of Corporate Marketing in October 2019. In her current role, Ms. Ortiz is responsible for the development and execution of our corporate marketing programs. Prior to becoming Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Ms. Ortiz held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility and scope at Progress during her fifteen-year tenure with the company.

Mr. Pitt became Chief Information Officer in August 2021 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. As our Chief Information Officer, Mr. Pitt is responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and operations of Progress’ global IT organization. Mr. Pitt is also responsible for the security of our internal networks, infrastructure, business applications and products. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Pitt was Chief Information Officer from July 2016 until May 2021 at LogMeIn Inc. Prior roles included Chief Information Officer and senior technology and IT roles at Thunderbird/Smart Communications, IntraLinks Inc., Tata Consultancy Services and Chordiant Software Inc.





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Mr. Quinn became Senior Vice President, Core Field Organization in August 2017, and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. Mr. Quinn is responsible for global field operations for OpenEdge, Corticon, DataDirect Connect, DataDirect Hybrid Data Pipeline, Sitefinity, MOVEit and WhatsUp Gold, Kemp Loadmaster and Kemp Flowmon. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Quinn was President and Chief Executive Officer of FalconStor Software, Inc. Mr. Quinn joined FalconStor Software in April 2012 as vice president of sales and marketing for North America, and he was named executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in April 2013, interim CEO in June 2013 and CEO in July 2013. Prior roles included Executive Vice President of Global Partners and International Sales at CA Technologies until 2006 and Commissioner of Information Technology (CIO) at Suffolk County Department of Information Technology (DoIT) from 2008 until 2012.

Mr. Segal became Senior Vice President, Corporate Development in May 2020 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. In this role, Mr. Segal is responsible for leading our inorganic growth strategy to deliver sustained shareholder value through accretive acquisitions. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Segal was Global Head of Corporate Development at LogMeIn, a position he assumed in September 2019. Prior to that time, Mr. Segal was Vice President, Corporate Development at LogMeIn beginning in March 2016. Prior to that time, Mr. Segal was Vice President, Corporate Development at Akamai Technologies, which he joined in April 2000.

Mr. Subramanian became Senior Vice President and General Manager, Chef in October 2020 upon completion of our acquisition of Chef and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. As General Manager, Mr. Subramanian is responsible for the sales, product management, product marketing, field marketing, technical support and engineering for the Chef product lines. Prior to that time, upon joining our company in August 2019, Mr. Subramanian was responsible for driving all facets of the company’s early-stage products including the Kinvey, Kinvey Health Cloud, DataRPM, NativeChat and NativeScript product lines. Prior to joining Progress, Mr. Subramanian was an Executive Director at athenahealth, Inc., from August 2016 to July 2019, and Vice President, Products at Citrus Payment Solutions Pvt. Ltd., from September 2015 to August 2016. Previously, he served as Vice President, SaaS at Kaseya, Inc., from January 2014 to August 2015.

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Audit Committee
The Audit Committee of our Board of Directors during fiscal 2021 consisted of Dr. Gawlick, Mr. Kane and Ms. King, with Mr. Kane serving as Chair. The Audit Committee met nine times during fiscal 2021.

Our Board of Directors has determined that each member of the Audit Committee meets the independence requirements promulgated by Nasdaq and the SEC, including Rule 10A-3(b)(1) under the Exchange Act. In addition, our Board of Directors has determined that each member of the Audit Committee is financially literate, and that Mr. Kane qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” under the rules of the SEC.

The Audit Committee operates under a written charter adopted by our Board of Directors, a copy of which can be found on our website at www.progress.com under the heading “Corporate Governance” located on the “Investor Relations” page.

The Audit Committee assists our Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities for accounting and financial reporting compliance. The Audit Committee meets with the independent registered public accounting firm with and without our management present.

For fiscal 2021, among other functions, the Audit Committee:
Appointed, retained and oversaw the work performed by our independent registered public accounting firm.
Reviewed the independent registered public accounting firm’s fees for services performed.
Reviewed with the independent registered public accounting firm, the Company’s internal audit and financial management, and the integrity of the Company’s internal and external financial reporting processes and the adequacy and effectiveness of the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting.
Reviewed with management various matters related to our internal controls and legal, compliance and regulatory matters, including with respect to cybersecurity matters and conflict of interest issues.
Reviewed with management and the independent registered public accounting firm the annual audited financial statements and the quarterly financial statements, prior to the filing of reports containing those financial statements with the SEC.
Reviewed with management policies with respect to our risk assessment and risk management, including appropriate guidelines and policies to govern the process, as well as the steps management has taken to monitor and control those risks.

Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance
Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our directors, executive officers, and holders of more than 10% of our common stock to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of our common stock. These reporting persons are required by regulations of the SEC to furnish us with copies of all such filings. Based solely on a review of the copies of such forms that we have received, and on written representations from certain reporting persons, we believe that, with respect to the fiscal year ended November 30, 2021, our directors, officers, and 10% stockholders complied with all applicable Section 16(a) filing requirements.
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Code of Conduct and Business Ethics
We have adopted a Code of Conduct and Business Ethics that applies to all employees and directors. A copy of the Code of Conduct and Business Ethics is publicly available on our website at www.progress.com. If we make any substantive amendments to the Code of Conduct and Business Ethics or grant any waiver, including any implicit waiver, from the Code of Conduct and Business Ethics to our executive officers or directors, we will disclose the nature of such amendment or waiver in a Current Report on Form 8-K.
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ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
Introduction
This “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section describes the elements of our compensation programs for our executive officers. This section also provides an overview of our executive compensation philosophy and analyzes how and why the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors arrives at specific compensation decisions and policies.

We describe below our compensation philosophy, policies, and practices relating to the fiscal year ended November 30, 2021 with respect to the following “named executive officers” (“NEOs”), whose compensation is set forth in the “Summary Compensation Table” and other compensation tables contained in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A:

Yogesh Gupta, our President and Chief Executive Officer;
Anthony Folger, our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer;
Stephen Faberman, our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer;
Loren Jarrett, our Executive Vice President and General Manager, Developer Tools Business; and
Gary Quinn, our Executive Vice President, Field Organization - Enterprise Application Experience Business.

On March 5, 2022, Mr. Quinn informed us that he is resigning effective April 8, 2022. Because Mr. Quinn was one of our named executive officers for the entire 2021 fiscal year, the terms of Mr. Quinn's compensation are discussed in this "Compensation Discussion and Analysis" section.
We present our Compensation Discussion and Analysis in the following sections:
1. Executive Summary. In this section, we discuss our strategy, our fiscal 2021 corporate performance and certain governance aspects of our executive compensation program.
2. Executive Compensation Program. In this section, we describe our executive compensation philosophy and process and the material elements of our executive compensation program.
3. 2021 Executive Compensation Decisions. In this section, we provide an overview of our Compensation Committee’s executive compensation decisions for fiscal 2021 and certain actions taken before or after fiscal 2021, when doing so enhances the understanding of our executive compensation program.
4. Other Executive Compensation Matters. In this section, we describe our other compensation policies and review the accounting and tax treatment of compensation.
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Executive Summary
Business Overview

Dedicated to propelling business forward in a technology-driven world, Progress helps businesses drive faster cycles of innovation, fuel momentum and accelerate their path to success. As the trusted provider of the best products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact applications, we enable customers to develop the applications and experiences they need, deploy where and how they want and manage it all safely and securely. Hundreds of thousands of enterprises, including 1,700 software companies and 3.5 million developers, depend on us to achieve their goals—with confidence.

Our Strategy

Our strategy is centered around the following key tenets:

Trusted Provider of the Best Products to Develop, Deploy and Manage High-Impact Business Applications. A key element of our strategy is centered on providing the platform and tools enterprises need to build modern, strategic business applications. We offer these products and tools to both new customers and partners as well as our existing partner and customer ecosystems. This strategy builds on our vast experience in software development that we've gained over the past 40 years.

Focus on Customer and Partner Retention to Drive Recurring Revenue and Profitability. Our organizational philosophy and operating principles focus primarily on customer and partner retention and success, and a streamlined operating approach to more efficiently drive predictable and stable recurring revenue and high levels of profitability.

Total Growth Strategy Driven by Accretive M&A. We are pursuing a total growth strategy driven by accretive acquisitions of businesses within the software infrastructure space, with products that appeal to both IT organizations and individual developers. These acquisitions must meet strict financial and other criteria, with the goal of driving significant stockholder returns by providing scale and increased cash flows. In April 2019, we acquired Ipswitch, Inc., in October 2020, we acquired Chef, and in November 2021, we acquired Kemp Technologies Inc. (“Kemp Technologies”).

Multi-Faceted Capital Allocation Strategy. Our capital allocation policy emphasizes accretive M&A, which allows us to expand our business and drive significant stockholder returns, and utilizes dividends and share repurchases to return capital to stockholders. We intend to repurchase our shares in sufficient quantities to offset dilution from our equity plans. Lastly, we return a significant portion of our annual cash flows from operations to stockholders in the form of dividends.
COVID-19 Impact
Our fiscal 2021, which began on December 1, 2020, and ended on November 30, 2021, was again influenced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As we approached our fiscal 2021 budget and strategic planning process, we anticipated that the global slowdown of economic and business activity caused by the pandemic would begin to slowly recede. We assessed our business and planned for how it could be impacted by the pandemic in fiscal 2021. We considered the following factors:

Our financial and operating performance improved in the second half of fiscal 2020 as our customers and partners began to see increased demand for their products.
Our continuing focus on customer and partner retention and our streamlined operating approach enabled us to achieve recurring revenue as a percentage of our total revenue of more than 80% while maintaining operating margins greater than 40%.
In fiscal 2020, our employees successfully transitioned to working almost exclusively remotely, which gave us the confidence that our resilient employees could continue to work remotely, if necessary, while delivering the support our customers and partners require.
Because our products power mission-critical applications across a variety of industries and the cost, effort and time required to replace our solutions would be prohibitive in most cases, we did not experience meaningful churn in our installed base of customers as we maintained our retention rates well over 90%.
Economic conditions and uncertainty did not significantly impact the timing of our maintenance contract renewals and customer collections.
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To ensure the health and well-being of our employees, we planned to continue to allow employees to work remotely although we expected worldwide travel, events, and utilization of our offices to increase although not to pre-pandemic levels.
The disruption caused by the COVID-19 variants and the inconsistent responses of countries in which we do business created uncertainty that the business recovery would occur globally, if at all.
Our ability to acquire new customers and expand existing customer installations could still be disrupted by the pandemic and government responses to changing local conditions.

As a result of these considerations, we devised a highly disciplined fiscal 2021 budget and operating plan that balanced our expectations that we would see higher demand for our products and services, enabling us to modestly grow revenue and free cash flow, but still considered potential COVID-19 headwinds. We similarly managed our operating expenses to ensure that we maintained our profitability and operating margin despite the risk of reduced revenue and free cash flow. The resulting operating plan was reflected in our financial guidance to stockholders for fiscal 2021.

Fiscal 2021 Performance

As outlined below, our financial and operating performance in fiscal 2021 exceeded our expectations with respect to every financial metric. We benefited from exceptionally strong demand for our products and services throughout fiscal 2021, especially during the first half of fiscal 2021 as businesses emerged from the COVID-19 economic shutdown. This demand was across all our products and solutions and spanned all geographies. Our employees, most of whom continued to work remotely, worked tirelessly, enabling us to execute exceptionally well against our strategic plan.

Of note, in fiscal 2021, we completed another sizable acquisition that we expect will meet our disciplined acquisition criteria—our third in as many years. In November 2021, we acquired Kemp Technologies, an application experience company that helps enterprises deliver, optimize and secure applications and networks across any cloud or hybrid environment. This acquisition, together with our acquisitions of Ipswitch and Chef Software, advances our total growth strategy of doubling our size in five years.

Highlights of our fiscal 2021 operational and financial results include:

exceeded revenue guidance on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for each fiscal quarter of, and full year, fiscal 2021;
exceeded top end of earnings per share guidance on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for each fiscal quarter of, and full year, fiscal 2021;
annualized recurring revenue (“ARR”) of $486 million as of the end of fiscal 2021, increased 12% year-over-year;
net dollar retention rate (current period ARR divided by prior period ARR) above 100% as of the end of fiscal 2021, illustrating our predictable and durable revenue performance;
successful integration of Chef, our late 2020 acquisition, with revenue and synergies at or above our financial expectations;
100 bps operating margin expansion in fiscal 2021;
key product releases, including DataDirect Sitefinity, MOVEit and WhatsUp Gold;;
90%+ renewal rates in fiscal 2021 for OpenEdge, our flagship product, as well as for our business as a whole;
achieved record cash flows of nearly $179 million in cash from operations generated in fiscal 2021;
issued $360 million convertible secured notes, due 2026, in a private placement, the proceeds of which were utilized to fund the purchase price for the Kemp acquisition in November 2021; and
over $65 million of capital returned to stockholders in fiscal 2021, including more than $30 million in dividends.

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The table below summarizes our 2021 financial results as compared to fiscal 2020:

(In millions, except percentages and per share amounts)
Fiscal 2021 Actual
Fiscal 2020 Actual

Change
GAAP
Revenue
$531.3$442.120%
Income from operations
$116.1$107.78%
Operating Margin
22%24%(200)bps
Diluted earnings per share
$1.76$1.76—%
Cash from operations
$178.5$144.823%
Non-GAAP
Revenue
$557.3$456.222%
Income from operations
$229.2$182.825%
Operating Margin
41%40%100bps
Diluted earnings per share
$3.87$3.0925%
Adjusted free cash flow
$179.4$142.526%
A reconciliation between the GAAP results and non-GAAP measures is located in Appendix A at the end of this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our fiscal 2021 results reflected pent-up customer demand, strong business performance, effective execution, and our relentless commitment to ensuring customer success by delivering high quality product offerings and support. Our fiscal 2021 financial and strategic highlights and their impact on executive compensation are summarized below.
GAAP Results vs. Non-GAAP Measures
As disclosed in our press releases regarding annual and quarterly earnings and other communications, we provide financial information using methods in addition to those prescribed by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), such as non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP earnings per share and adjusted free cash flow.

We believe these non-GAAP financial measures enhance the reader’s overall understanding of our current financial performance and our prospects for the future by providing more transparency for certain financial measures and providing a level of disclosure that helps investors understand how we plan and measure our business. We believe that providing these non-GAAP measures affords investors a view of our operating results that may be more easily compared to our peer companies and enables investors to consider our operating results on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis during and following the integration period of our acquisitions. Presenting the GAAP measures on their own may not be indicative of our core operating results. Furthermore, management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures provides useful information to management and investors regarding present and future business trends relating to our financial condition and results of operations.

Non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP income from operations and operating margin, non-GAAP net income, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude the effect of purchase accounting on the fair value of acquired deferred revenue, amortization of acquired intangible assets, impairment of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, acquisition-related expenses, certain identified non-operating gains and losses, and the related tax effects of the preceding items. Adjusted free cash flow is equal to cash flows from operating activities less purchases of property and equipment and capitalized software development costs, plus restructuring payments.

This non-GAAP information is not in accordance with, or an alternative to, GAAP information and should be considered in conjunction with our GAAP results as the items excluded from the non-GAAP information often have a material impact on our financial results. We provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP adjustments to our GAAP financial results in our earnings releases, and we make this information available on our website at www.progress.com within the “Investor Relations” section.
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Additional Performance Metrics

As disclosed in our press releases regarding annual and quarterly earnings and other communications, we provide other operating metrics that are not calculated in accordance with GAAP.

Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR)

We provide an ARR performance metric to help investors better understand and assess the performance of our business because our mix of revenue generated from recurring sources has increased in recent years. ARR represents the annualized contract value for all active and contractually binding term-based contracts at the end of a period. ARR includes maintenance, software upgrade rights, public cloud, and on-premises subscription-based transactions and managed services. ARR mitigates fluctuations due to seasonality, contract term and the sales mix of subscriptions for term-based licenses and SaaS.

ARR is not calculated in accordance with GAAP. ARR does not have any standardized meaning and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. ARR should be viewed independently of revenue and deferred revenue and is not intended to be combined with or to replace either of those items. ARR is not a forecast and the active contracts at the end of a reporting period used in calculating ARR may or may not be extended or renewed by our customers.

We define ARR as the annual recurring revenue of term-based contracts from all customers at a point in time. We calculate ARR by taking monthly recurring revenue (“MRR”) and multiplying it by 12. MRR for each month is calculated by aggregating, for all customers during that month, monthly revenue from committed contractual amounts, additional usage, and monthly subscriptions. The calculation is done at constant currency using the current year budgeted exchange rates for all periods presented.

Net Dollar Retention Rate

We calculate net dollar retention rate as of a period end by starting with the ARR from the cohort of all customers as of 12 months prior to such period end (“Prior Period ARR”). We then calculate the ARR from these same customers as of the current period end (“Current Period ARR”). Current Period ARR includes any expansion and is net of contraction or attrition over the last 12 months but excludes ARR from new customers in the current period. We then divide the total Current Period ARR by the total Prior Period ARR to arrive at the net dollar retention rate. Net dollar retention rate is not calculated in accordance with GAAP.

2021 Compensation Highlights

The Compensation Committee’s philosophy is to tie executive pay to company performance, thereby creating alignment with our stockholders and driving the creation of sustainable long-term stockholder value. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic that persisted during fiscal year 2021, our compensation programs continued to reflect this philosophy, and compensation earned reflected our business achievements.

Our fiscal 2021 budget and operating plan prioritized enhancing customer retention and reflected our expectations for strong recurring revenue and high renewal rates but limited revenue growth beyond the inclusion of Chef for the entire fiscal year. Consistent with past years, we also prioritized operating our business as efficiently as possible to strengthen Progress for the benefit of stockholders. In addition, our fiscal 2021 plan reflected our focus on growing our business largely through accretive acquisitions.

As was the case in fiscal 2020, the Compensation Committee utilized a combination of short and long-term compensation programs to advance our strategy.
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FISCAL 2021 COMPENSATION STRUCTURE
Our executives’ target compensation for fiscal 2021 consisted of the components described below:
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Our fiscal 2021 compensation structure at the start of fiscal 2021 as shown in the table above was consistent with our fiscal 2020 compensation structure. As described below, the Compensation Committee adjusted the weightings of the performance measures utilized in the fiscal 2021 long-term performance-based restricted stock units (“PSUs”) applicable to the Named Executive Officers. The Compensation Committee reviewed our fiscal 2021 compensation structure in November 2020 and January 2021 in consultation with Pay Governance, our external compensation consultant. Consistent with prior years, our annual incentive bonus plan was designed to achieve financial goals related to our business plan for fiscal 2021 and in line with our financial guidance to stockholders.

For fiscal 2021, payouts under our Corporate Bonus Plan were made at maximum performance (150% of target), based on our very strong results against plan. The construct, underlying metrics and resulting performance and payout outcome under the Corporate Bonus Plan are described further in the section below entitled “Cash Incentive Compensation”.

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The three-year performance period for PSUs awarded under our 2019 Long-Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP") ended on November 30, 2021. Based on our relative total shareholder return (“TSR”) during that period, we achieved a final payout of 77% of target for the TSR metric, and 200% of target, or maximum, level of performance for the cumulative total operating income metric. As a result, 139% of the awarded PSUs were earned, as described further in the section entitled "2021 Executive Compensation Decisions – Equity Compensation – LTIP PSUs" below.
Alignment of CEO Realizable Pay Value and Performance
The Compensation Committee reviews realizable pay value analyses for the executive officers to inform design and award levels for long-term incentive awards. We believe our overall executive compensation program has been effective at driving the achievement of our target financial and strategic results, appropriately aligning executive pay and corporate performance and enabling us to attract and retain top executives within our industry.

When results do not meet our expectations, our named executive officers receive compensation that is below our target levels and may be below market in comparison to our peer group. The table below shows the target and realizable pay for our CEO, Mr. Gupta, for fiscal years 2019 through 2021. The realizable pay values shown below are as of our 2021 fiscal year-end, November 30, 2021. Realizable pay calculations show the potential value of pay as of a specific date; however, the actual pay realized will vary due to performance, vesting provisions and changes in stock price.

Total Target Compensation
($)(1)
Total Realizable Compensation
($)(2)
Realizable Pay as a Percentage of Target Pay
20194,800,000
7,611,367
159%
20205,000,000
4,828,305
97%
20215,650,0008,108,935144%
Average 2019-20215,150,0006,849,536133%
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(1)Total Target Compensation is defined as the sum of (a) annual base salary, (b) target bonus, (c) the value of stock options awarded, equal to the number of options granted multiplied by the Black-Scholes value of such options on the grant date, (d) the value of RSUs awarded, equal to the number of RSUs granted multiplied by the closing price of our stock on the grant date, and (e) the value of PSUs awarded under our LTIP, equal to the number of PSUs granted assuming 100% performance multiplied by the closing price of our stock on the grant date.
(2)Total Realizable Compensation is defined as the sum of (a) annual base salary, (b) actual corporate bonus plan award paid, (c) the “in-the-money” value of stock options as of November 30, 2021 (the last trading day of our fiscal year 2021), the value of RSUs awarded, equal to the number of RSUs granted multiplied by the closing price of our stock on November 30, 2021, which was $48.45 and (e) the value of PSUs awarded, determined by measuring the performance thus far in the performance period and determining the resulting level of assumed payout as of the most recent fiscal year end. With respect to the 2019 LTIP PSUs, the amounts in this column reflect that based on our relative TSR during the three-year performance period, we performed at a final payout of 77% performance for the TSR metric and 200%, or maximum, level of performance for the cumulative total operating income metric and, as a result, 139% of the awarded PSUs were earned. With respect to each of the 2020 and 2021 LTIP PSUs, we have assumed achievement of both the total shareholder return and the operating income metrics based on company performance thus far in the performance period and determined the resulting level of payout as of November 30, 2021. As a result of our financial performance in fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021, Mr. Gupta earned 105%, 94%, and 150% of his annual bonus, respectively.

In January 2021, the Committee evaluated Mr. Gupta's fiscal 2021 target annual equity compensation against our compensation peer group. Based on this review, the Committee recommended to the independent directors of the Board of Directors an increase of $650,000 to Mr. Gupta’s annual equity award for fiscal 2021. The independent directors of the Board approved this recommendation and, accordingly, for fiscal 2021, the value of Mr. Gupta’s annual equity award was increased by $650,000 to $4,500,000, with 50% of the award in the form of LTIP PSUs, 30% in the form of time-based RSUs and 20% in the form of stock options. For 2019, 2020, and 2021, the amount and mix of Mr. Gupta’s cash compensation remained unchanged as his cash compensation was in line with the compensation peer group.

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Response to 2021 Say-on-Pay Vote and the Evolution of our Executive Compensation Programs

We value the input of our stockholders on our compensation programs. We hold an advisory vote on executive compensation on an annual basis. We also regularly seek feedback from our stockholders to better understand their opinions on governance issues, including compensation. The Compensation Committee carefully considers stockholder feedback and the outcome of each vote when reviewing our executive compensation programs each year.

At our 2021 annual stockholders meeting, approximately 96% of the votes cast approved, on an advisory basis, our executive compensation for fiscal year 2020. As shown in the table below, for each of the past five years, we received at least 96% support with respect to the advisory vote on executive compensation.

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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 executives.

Compensation Governance

What We Do:
What We Don’t Do:
ü 70% of annual equity award is performance-based
X No perquisites
ü Grant performance-based equity awards with performance measures that span three years
X No guaranteed salary increases or non-performance-based bonuses
ü Utilize different measures for performance equity awards and cash incentives
X No pledging or hedging of company stock by directors or executive officers
ü Maintain stock ownership guidelines to ensure our directors’ and executives’ interests are aligned with those of our stockholders
X No excise tax gross-ups
ü Maintain compensation recovery (or “clawback”) policy
ü Cap the amounts our executives can earn under our annual incentive plans
ü Compensation Committee retains independent compensation consultant
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Executive Compensation Program
Philosophy and Objectives

Our philosophy is to reward executive officers based upon corporate performance, as well as to provide long-term incentives for the achievement of financial and strategic goals. We use a combination of cash compensation, composed of base salary and an annual cash bonus program, long-term equity incentive compensation programs, and a broad-based benefits program to create a competitive compensation package for our executive management team. We tie the payment of cash and long-term equity incentive compensation to executive officers exclusively to the achievement of financial objectives.

The Compensation Committee uses the following principles to guide its decisions regarding the compensation of our executive officers:

Pay for Performance:
Total compensation should reflect a “pay-for-performance” philosophy in which more than 50% of each executive officer’s compensation is tied to the achievement of company financial objectives. Cash compensation for our executive officers is weighted toward short-term incentive bonus awards tied to company financial objectives that are difficult to attain and require achievement closely linked to our annual operating plan and budget and publicly announced expectations. Long-term incentive awards, namely PSUs and stock options, also ensure pay and performance alignment over the long term.
Alignment with Stockholders’ Interests:
Total compensation levels should include long-term performance-based equity awards to align executive officer and stockholder interests.
Internal Parity:
To the extent practicable, base salaries and short- and long-term incentive targets for similarly situated executive officers should be comparable to avoid divisiveness and encourage teamwork, collaboration, and a cooperative working environment.
External Competitiveness:
Total compensation should be competitive with peer companies so that we can attract and retain high performing key executive talent. To achieve this goal within market ranges, our Compensation Committee annually reviews the compensation practices of other companies in our peer group, as discussed in the “Peer Group” section below.
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Compensation Review Process
Compensation Committee Calendar Summary
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Role of Compensation Committee

Toward the end of each fiscal year, the Compensation Committee begins the process of reviewing executive officer compensation for the next fiscal year. The Compensation Committee is provided with reports from its independent compensation consultant comparing our executive compensation and equity granting practices relative to the market and to our peer group. The Compensation Committee reviews recommendations from management on the current fiscal year annual and long-term incentive compensation programs. The Compensation Committee then reviews and approves any changes to executive officers’ total target cash compensation and long-term equity incentive compensation. The Compensation Committee reviews all recommendations considering our compensation philosophy and seeks input from its independent compensation consultant prior to making any final decisions.

Role of Chief Executive Officer

Our Chief Executive Officer makes recommendations to the Compensation Committee with respect to compensation for his direct reports (including our other named executive officers). In making these recommendations, the factors considered include market data, tenure, individual performance, responsibilities, and experience levels of the executives, as well as the compensation of the executives relative to one another.

These initial CEO recommendations are presented at Compensation Committee meetings. The Total Rewards group within our People (Human Resources) Department and individuals within our Finance and Legal Departments support the Compensation Committee in the performance of its responsibilities. During fiscal 2021, our Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Chief People Officer attended the Compensation Committee meetings to provide perspectives on the competitive landscape, the needs of the business, information about our financial performance and relevant legal and regulatory developments.

The Compensation Committee meets in executive session (without management) with its independent compensation consultant to deliberate on executive compensation matters. None of our executive officers participate in the Compensation Committee’s deliberations or decisions regarding their own compensation.
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Role of Compensation Consultant

Our Compensation Committee again retained Pay Governance to advise it on matters related to executive compensation for fiscal 2021.

Other than providing limited guidance regarding our broad-based equity plan design for all employees, which was approved by the Compensation Committee, Pay Governance did not provide any services for management in fiscal 2021. Pay Governance consulted with our management when requested by the Compensation Committee and only as necessary to obtain relevant compensation and performance data for the executives as well as essential business information so that it could effectively support the Compensation Committee with appropriate competitive market information and relevant analyses.

During fiscal 2021, Pay Governance provided a range of services to the Compensation Committee to support the Compensation Committee’s agenda and obligations under its charter, including providing advice relating to the impact of regulatory updates, industry trends and peer group compensation data, advice on the structure and competitiveness of our compensation programs, advice on the consistency of our programs with our executive compensation philosophy and advice on director compensation. Representatives of Pay Governance also attended Compensation Committee meetings.

The Compensation Committee assessed the independence of Pay Governance and determined that Pay Governance is independent of our company and has no relationships that could create a conflict of interest with us. As part of its assessment, the Compensation Committee considered the fact that Pay Governance did not provide any other services to us and consults with our management only as necessary to provide the services described above.

Peer Group

To assist the Compensation Committee in making decisions on total compensation for executives and company-wide equity grants, the Compensation Committee utilizes peer and industry group data and analyses. Each year, as necessary, the Compensation Committee reviews with its independent compensation consultant the list of peer companies as points of comparison to ensure that comparisons are meaningful.

For fiscal 2021, Pay Governance provided recommendations on the composition of our peer group. Based on the facts described in the table below and management’s input, for fiscal 2021, Pay Governance recommended, and the Compensation Committee approved, the following peer group:
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General Description
Criteria Considered
Peer Group List
Software and high technology companies which operate in similar or related businesses and with which Progress competes for talent
Publicly traded and based in U.S.
Revenues-0.5x to 2.5x of Progress
Market Cap-0.2x to 3.0x of Progress
Other (e.g., recent financial performance, business model, proxy advisor peers)
Aspen Technology, Inc.
Avid Technology, Inc.
Appian Corporation
Blackbaud, Inc.*
Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc.
CommVault Systems, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.*
Everbridge, Inc.
HubSpot Inc.
Manhattan Associates, Inc.
MicroStrategy, Incorporated
MongoDB, Inc.
OneSpan Inc.
Pegasystems, Inc.
QAD Inc.*
Rapid7, Inc.
SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc.*
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
SPS Commerce, Inc.*
Talend S.A.*
*Added for 2021
For fiscal 2021, the Compensation Committee removed three peer companies utilized in 2020 and added three new peer companies as shown in the table above. The three companies removed (Carbonite, Inc., LogMeIn, Inc. and TiVo Corporation) were acquired during 2020.

Pay Governance then prepared a compensation analysis based on survey data and data gathered from publicly available information for our peer group companies. Pay Governance separately analyzed and advised the Compensation Committee regarding the pay practices of companies engaged in a total growth strategy like ours.

Survey Data

The executive compensation analysis prepared by Pay Governance included data from Radford’s 2020 Global Technology Survey for companies with revenues similar to us. The Compensation Committee used this data to compare the current compensation of our named and other executive officers to the peer group and to determine the relative market value for each position, based on direct, quantitative comparisons of pay levels. The survey data was used when there was a lack of public peer data for an executive’s position and to obtain a general market understanding of current compensation practices.

Competitive Positioning

Fiscal 2021 target total direct compensation for our named executive officers was set by the Compensation Committee based predominantly on competitive pay practices, as reflected in the peer group and survey data. The Compensation Committee reviews market data at the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile and, for 2021, sought to target total direct compensation for the named executive officers as a group at the 50th percentile of our peer group in setting our executive compensation programs. Additional adjustments were considered based on individual importance to our company, anticipated future contributions, internal pay equity, and historical pay levels, as well as the level of an executive officer’s unvested equity awards and incentives.

Components of Executive Officer Compensation

Compensation for our named executive officers currently consists of three primary components that are designed to reward performance in a simple and straightforward manner: base salaries, annual cash bonuses, and long-term equity awards. The purpose and key characteristics of each of these components, in addition to other compensation elements described below, and how each element accomplishes the goals and objectives of our overall program are summarized below.
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Compensation ElementObjectiveKey Features
Cash Compensation
To attract, motivate and reward executives whose knowledge, skills, and performance are critical to our success
Base Salary
To secure and retain services of key executive talent by providing a fixed level of cash compensation for performing essential elements of position
Adjustments may be made to reflect market conditions for a position, changes in the status or duties associated with a position, individual performance, or internal pay equity
Annual Cash Bonus
To encourage and reward annual corporate performance that enhances short and long-term stockholder value
Cash bonuses are based on percentage of base salary, with actual awards based exclusively on attainment of objective corporate financial goals
Equity Compensation
To align executives’ interests with those of stockholders
PSUs under the Long-Term Incentive Plan
To align interests of management with those of our stockholders with the goal of creating long-term growth and value
Three-year performance period
Performance metrics utilized are:
75% operating income (subject to 35% annual operating margin threshold)
25% relative TSR in comparison to the S&P Software and Services Select Industry Index
Restricted Stock Units
To retain executive talent
Service-based vesting over three-year period
Stock Options
To align interests of management with those of our stockholders with the goal of creating long-term growth and value
Service-based vesting over four-year period
Exercise price equal to fair market value on date of grant
Other Compensation
To provide benefits that promote employee health and welfare, which assists in attracting and retaining our executive officers
Indirect compensation element consisting of programs such as medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with up to a 3% matching contribution, an employee stock purchase plan program, and other plans and programs generally made available to employees
Severance and Change in Control Benefits
To serve our retention and motivational objectives helping our named executive officers maintain continued focus, dedication to their responsibilities and objectivity to maximize stockholder value, including in the event of a transaction that could result in a change in control of our company; particularly important in a time of increased consolidation in our industry and increased competition for executive talent
Provides protection in the event of an involuntary termination of employment under specified circumstances, including following a change in control of our company as described below under “Executive Compensation-Severance and Change in Control Agreements” and "Estimate of Severance and Change in Control Benefits."
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2021 Executive Compensation Decisions
2021 Program Design

Consistent with its pay-for-performance philosophy, the Compensation Committee emphasized alignment with our long-term business goals in designing our executive compensation programs for fiscal 2021. Our executive compensation programs for fiscal 2021 were designed to reflect our continued commitment to the total growth strategy we launched in 2018. As noted above, our strategy consists of the following primary objectives—
Be the trusted provider of the best products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications;
Focus on customer and partner retention to drive recurring revenue and profitability;
Execute our total growth strategy driven by accretive M&A; and
Execute our holistic capital allocation approach.

Our fiscal 2021 budget and operating plan prioritized enhancing customer retention and reflected our expectations for strong recurring revenue and high renewal rates but limited revenue growth from our core products beyond the inclusion of Chef for the entire fiscal year. Consistent with past years, we also prioritized operating our business as efficiently as possible to strengthen Progress for the benefit of stockholders. In addition, our fiscal 2021 plan reflected our focus on growing our business largely through accretive acquisitions.

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The chart below summarizes the key attributes of each pay element for fiscal 2021.
Element
Key Attributes
Base salary
Aligns with scope and complexity of role and prevailing market conditions; salary levels are generally at market median
For fiscal 2021, the Compensation Committee increased the base salaries of each of Mr. Quinn and Ms. Jarrett to reflect market data and for internal pay equity
Annual Cash Bonus
100% financial/formulaic
Fiscal 2021 metrics
• Total non-GAAP revenue (40%)
• Total non-GAAP operating income (40%)
• Total adjusted free cash flow (20%)
Thresholds set at 98% of total revenue target, 92% of operating income target and 97% of adjusted free cash flow target under our annual budget
Payouts under the annual cash bonuses capped at 150% of target amounts
For fiscal 2021, the Compensation Committee did not make any changes to the annual cash bonus targets of any of the named executive officers.
RSUs
Vests over three years to support retention
30% of annual equity award
Stock options
Vests over four years to support retention and align with our stockholders’ interests
20% of annual equity award
LTIP PSUs
Three-year performance period
Performance metrics utilized are 75% operating income (subject to 35% annual operating margin threshold) and 25% relative TSR in comparison to the S&P Software and Services Select Industry Index
50% of annual equity award
Pay Mix
In setting the mix among the different elements of executive compensation, we do not target specific allocations, but generally weight target compensation more heavily toward performance-based compensation, both cash and equity. The percentage of performance-based compensation for our executive officers and other employees increases with job responsibility, reflecting our view of internal pay equity and the ability of a given employee to contribute to our results. We also generally align our compensation mix with the practices of our peer group when possible and to the extent consistent with our compensation strategy and business plan.

As shown in the charts below, the total direct compensation mix for Mr. Gupta and our other named executive officers in fiscal 2021 was consistent with our peer group.
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* “Other NEOs” reflects average of NEO salaries, excluding CFO

These allocations reflect our belief that a significant portion of our named executive officers’ compensation should be performance-based and therefore “at risk” based on company performance, as well as subject to service requirements. Since our cash incentive opportunities and equity incentive awards have both upside opportunities and downside risks and our actual performance can deviate from the target goals, the amount of compensation earned will differ from the target allocations.

Individual Considerations

Below is a summary of the fiscal 2020 compensation decisions and, where applicable, changes for each named executive officer from fiscal 2019.

Yogesh Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer (1)
2020 Target Pay ($)2021 Target Pay ($)
Target Annual Cash Compensation
1,150,0001,150,000(6)
Base Salary
575,000575,000
Target Bonus
575,000(2)575,000(7)
Target Annual Equity Compensation
3,850,0004,500,000(8)
Target Annual RSUs
1,155,000(3)1,350,000(9)
Target Annual Stock Options
770,000(4)900,000(10)
Target LTIP PSUs
1,925,000(5)2,250,000(11)
Total Target Annual Compensation
5,000,0005,650,000
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(1)Mr. Gupta became our President Chief Executive Officer in October 2016. We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Gupta setting forth his initial compensation terms.
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(2)Represents cash payable upon achievement of target performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan. Based on company performance, Mr. Gupta earned 94% of his fiscal 2020 target bonus.
(3)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(4)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(5)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.
(6)We evaluated Mr. Gupta's fiscal 2020 target annual cash compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. We determined that Mr. Gupta's target annual cash compensation was in line with the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee and made no changes for fiscal 2021.
(7)Represents cash payable upon achievement of target performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan. Based on company performance, Mr. Gupta earned 150% of his fiscal 2021 target bonus. For a discussion of the company’s performance and the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan, see “Cash Incentive Compensation”.
(8)We evaluated Mr. Gupta's fiscal 2020 target annual equity compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we determined that the value of Mr. Gupta’s target annual equity compensation should be increased by $650,000 for fiscal 2021 to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee.
(9)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning October 1, 2021.
(10)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(11)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.

Anthony Folger, Chief Financial Officer (1)
2020 Target Pay ($)2021 Target Pay ($)
Target Annual Cash Compensation
660,000660,000(6)
Base Salary
400,000400,000
Target Bonus
260,000(2)260,000(7)
Target Annual Equity Compensation
1,600,0001,700,000(8)
Target Annual RSUs
480,000(3)510,000(9)
Target Annual Stock Options
320,000(4)340,000(10)
Target LTIP PSUs
800,000(5)850,000(11)
Total Target Annual Compensation
2,260,0002,360,000
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(1)Mr. Folger became our Chief Financial Officer in January 2020 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. We entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Folger setting forth his initial compensation terms.
(2)Represents cash payable upon achievement of target performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan. Based on company performance, Mr. Folger earned 94% of his fiscal 2020 target bonus prorated to reflect his employment commencement date.
(3)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning October 1, 2020.
(4)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(5)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.
(6)We evaluated Mr. Folger’s fiscal 2020 target annual cash compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. We determined that Mr. Folger's target annual cash compensation was in line with the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee and made no changes for fiscal 2021.
(7)Represents cash payable upon achievement of target performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan. Based on company performance, Mr. Folger’s earned 150% of his fiscal 2021 target bonus. For a discussion of company’s performance and the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan, see “Cash Incentive Compensation”.
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(8)We evaluated Mr. Folger’s fiscal 2020 target annual equity compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we determined that the value of Mr. Folger’s target annual equity compensation should be increased by $100,000 for fiscal 2021 to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee.
(9)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning October 1, 2021.
(10) Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(11) PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.
Stephen Faberman, Chief Legal Officer (1)
2020 Target Pay ($)2021 Target Pay ($)
Target Annual Cash Compensation
562,500562,500(6)
Base Salary
375,000375,000
 
Target Bonus
187,500(2)187,500(7)
Target Annual Equity Compensation
700,000800,000(8)
Target Annual RSUs
210,000(3)240,000(9)
Target Annual Stock Options
140,000(4)160,000(10)
Target LTIP PSUs
350,000(5)400,000(11)
Total Target Annual Compensation
1,262,5001,362,500
Special RSU Award--2,500,000(12)
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(1)Mr. Faberman became our General Counsel in December 2012, our Chief Legal Officer in December 2015, and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. He served in various roles with us of increasing complexity, after joining us in May 2008.
(2)Represents cash payable upon achievement of target performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan. Based on company performance, Mr. Faberman earned 94% of his fiscal 2020 target bonus.
(3)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(4)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(5)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.
(6)We evaluated Mr. Faberman’s fiscal 2020 target annual cash compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. We determined that Mr. Faberman's target annual cash compensation was in line with the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee and made no changes for fiscal 2021.
(7)Represents cash payable upon achievement of target performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan. Based on company performance, Mr. Faberman earned 150% of his fiscal 2021 target bonus. For a discussion of the 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan, see “Cash Incentive Compensation”.
(8)We evaluated Mr. Faberman’s fiscal 2020 target annual equity compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we determined that the value of Mr. Faberman’s target annual equity compensation should be increased by $100,000 for fiscal 2021 to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee.
(9)Annual RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(10)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(11)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.
(12)Represents a special, one-time RSU grant in recognition of Mr. Faberman’s significant contributions to the Company and to provide continuity over the next several years. The RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years,
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with the first such vest of one-third of the RSUs occurring on April 1, 2022. See further description under the “Equity Compensation” section of this CD&A.
Loren Jarrett, Executive Vice President and General Manager – Developer Tools Business (1)
2020 Target Pay ($)2021 Target Pay ($)
Target Annual Cash Compensation
568,000592,000(6)
Base Salary
355,000370,000
Target Bonus
213,000(2)222,000(7)
Target Annual Equity Compensation
700,000800,000(8)
Target Annual RSUs
210,000(3)240,000(9)
Target Annual Stock Options
140,000(4)160,000(10)
Target LTIP PSUs
350,000(5)400,000(11)
Total Target Annual Compensation
1,268,0001,392,000
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(1)Ms. Jarrett joined Progress as our Chief Marketing Officer in January 2017. She became SVP, General Manager of our Developer Tools business in June 2019 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. Ms. Jarrett's compensation did not change in connection with her role change.
(2)Ms. Jarrett’s target bonus of $213,000 was composed of two parts. Five-sixth of this target, or $177,500, is tied to performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan and one-sixth of this target, or $35,500, is tied to financial objectives with respect to the products for which she is the General Manager. Based on company performance, in fiscal 2020, Ms. Jarrett earned 94% of the portion of her fiscal 2020 target bonus that was tied to the Corporate Bonus Plan, and 97% of the portion of her fiscal 2020 target bonus that was tied to the financial objectives of the products for which she is the General Manager.
(3)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(4)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(5)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative TSR and operating income performance measures.
(6)We evaluated Ms. Jarrett’s fiscal 2020 target annual cash compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we determined that Ms. Jarrett's base salary should be increased from $355,000 to $370,000, to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee. For fiscal 2021, Ms. Jarrett’s target bonus of $222,000 was composed of two parts. Five-sixth of this target, or $185,000 was tied to performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan and one-sixth of this target, or $37,000 was tied to financial objectives with respect to the products for which she is the General Manager.
(7)Represents cash payable upon achievement of target performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan. Based on company performance, in fiscal 2021, Ms. Jarrett earned 150% of the portion of her fiscal 2021 target bonus that was tied to the Corporate Bonus Plan, and 112% of the portion of her fiscal 2021 target bonus that was tied to the financial objectives of the products for which she is the General Manager. For a discussion of the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan, see “Cash Incentive Compensation”.
(8)We evaluated Ms. Jarrett’s fiscal 2020 target annual equity compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we determined that the value of Ms. Jarrett’s target annual equity compensation should be increased by $100,000 for fiscal 2021 to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee.
(9)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(10)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(11)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.

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Gary Quinn, Senior Vice President, Core Field Organization (1)
2020 Target Pay ($)2021 Target Pay ($)
Target Annual Cash Compensation
665,000703,000
Base Salary
350,000370,000(6)
Target Bonus
315,000(2)333,000(7)
Target Annual Equity Compensation
800,000900,000(8)
Target Annual RSUs
240,000(3)270,000(9)
Target Annual Stock Options
160,000(4)180,000(10)
Target LTIP PSUs
400,000(5)450,000(11)
Total Target Annual Compensation
1,465,0001,603,000
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(1)Mr. Quinn became our Senior Vice President, Core Field Organization in August 2017 and was elevated to Executive Vice President in November 2021. On March 5, 2022, Mr. Quinn informed us that he was resigning effective April 8, 2022.
(2)Mr. Quinn’s target bonus of $315,000 was composed of two parts. Five-ninths of this target, or $175,000, was tied to performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan and four-ninths of this target, or $140,000, was tied to financial objectives with respect to the products for which he is the sales leader. Based on company performance, in fiscal 2020, Mr. Quinn earned 94% of the portion of his fiscal 2020 target bonus that was tied to our Corporate Bonus Plan, and 98% of the portion of his fiscal 2020 target bonus that was tied to the financial objectives of the products for which he is the sales leader.
(3)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(4)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2020.
(5)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures as further described in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report of Form 10-K/A.
(6)We evaluated Mr. Quinn’s fiscal 2020 base salary against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we determined that Mr. Quinn's base salary should be increased from $350,000 to $370,000, to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee.
(7)We evaluated Mr. Quinn’s fiscal 2019 target annual cash compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we determined that Mr. Quinn's target bonus should be increased from $315,000 to $333,0000 to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee. Mr. Quinn’s target bonus of $333,000 is composed of two parts. Five-ninth of this target, or $185,000, is tied to performance under the Corporate Bonus Plan and four-ninth of this target, or $148,000, is tied to financial objectives with respect to the products for which he is the sales leader. Based on company performance, in fiscal 2021, Mr. Quinn earned 150% of the portion of his fiscal 2021 target bonus that was tied to the Corporate Bonus Plan, and 114% of the portion of his fiscal 2021 target bonus that was tied to the financial objectives of the products for which he is the sales leader. For a discussion of the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan, see “Cash Incentive Compensation”.
(8)We evaluated Mr. Quinn’s fiscal 2021 target annual equity compensation against our compensation peer group to determine whether any changes should be made. Based on this evaluation, we increased the value of Mr. Quinn’s target annual equity compensation by $100,000 for fiscal 2021 to better reflect the market data positioning sought by the Compensation Committee.
(9)RSUs vest in equal installments every six months over three years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(10)Stock options vest in equal installments every six months over four years beginning on October 1, 2021.
(11)PSUs issued to our executive officers under our Long-Term Incentive Plan are subject to three-year relative total shareholder return and operating income performance measures.

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Cash Incentive Compensation
Annual Cash Bonus
It is our philosophy to base a significant portion of each executive officer’s total compensation opportunity on performance incentives. Our annual bonus plan is intended to motivate eligible participants toward overall business results, to tie their goals and interests to those of the Company and its stockholders, and to enable the Company to attract and retain highly qualified executives. Our bonus plan is administered by our Compensation Committee.

The Compensation Committee set the target annual cash incentive opportunity for 2021 (expressed as a percentage of base salary earned during the year) for each named executive officer in January 2021. In setting the target levels, the Compensation Committee considered each named executive officer’s 2021 target total cash opportunity against the peer group data provided by our independent compensation consultant, internal pay equity and the roles and responsibilities of the named executive officers. The Compensation Committee believes that the target annual cash bonus opportunity should make up a larger portion of an executive officer’s total target cash compensation as the executive’s level of responsibility increases.

The Compensation Committee set each named executive officer’s cash bonus target at the same percentage as his or her respective target opportunity in 2020. In each of Mr. Quinn’s and Ms. Jarrett’s case, the same proportion of his/her respective target bonus was tied to performance under the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan as in fiscal 2020, with the same remaining proportion being tied to the performance of the products for which he/she is responsible.

2021 Plan Design

In January 2021, the Compensation Committee approved the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan. For fiscal 2021, the Compensation Committee adopted three plan metrics for the Corporate Bonus Plan applicable to our named executive officers, all of which would be utilized to determine funding and payout under the cash bonus plan. These three-plan metrics were non-GAAP corporate revenue, non-GAAP operating income, and adjusted free cash flow. These plan metrics were the same metrics utilized by the Compensation Committee in fiscal 2020.

The non-GAAP corporate revenue metric was weighted at 40%, the non-GAAP operating income metric was weighted at 40%, and the adjusted free cash flow metric was weighted at 20%. Each metric was measured separately and was not impacted by performance with respect to the other metrics. The performance measures selected for our cash bonus plan were designed to support our goals of expanding our non-GAAP operating income, while at the same time preserving our strong cash flow, which would result in increased stockholder returns.

For 2021, the Compensation Committee set the thresholds for purposes of earning any award under the Corporate Bonus Plan at approximately 97% of the total revenue target, approximately 92% of the operating income target and approximately 97% of the adjusted free cash flow target under our fiscal 2021 annual budget.

The targets established with respect to the total revenue goal reflect the priority of enhancing customer retention and reflected our expectations for strong recurring revenue and high net retention rates but limited revenue growth beyond the inclusion of Chef for the entire fiscal year. The targets established with respect to the non-GAAP operating income metric reflect our priority of operating our business as efficiently as possible. The targets established with respect to the adjusted free cash flow goal reflect the importance of maintaining strong cash flows to enable us to execute our total growth strategy in the best interests of stockholders.

Fiscal Year 2021 Performance

Our financial and operating performance in fiscal 2021 exceeded our expectations with respect to every financial metric. We benefited from exceptionally strong demand for our products and services throughout fiscal 2021, especially during the first half of fiscal 2021 as businesses emerged from the COVID-19 economic shutdown. This demand was across all our products and solutions and spanned all geographies. Due to our strong performance, the Compensation Committee did not consider, and management did not propose, any modification to the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan to reflect any COVID-19 impact.

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Kemp Technologies Acquisition

In November 2021, the Compensation Committee approved an adjustment to the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan to reflect the acquisition of Kemp Technologies, which was completed on November 1, 2021. The Compensation Committee increased the targets for the revenue and operating income metric to reflect one-month of operations consistent with the internal acquisition model and publicly announced expectations. For further detail about our use of non-GAAP measures, refer to the paragraph entitled, “GAAP Results vs. non-GAAP Measures” above.

The table below summarizes the impact of the Kemp acquisition on our fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan:
Metric ($ in rounded millions) (1)Non-GAAP Corp. Revenue (40% Weighting)Non-GAAP Operating Income (40% Weighting)Adjusted Free Cash Flow
(20% Weighting)
Final Approved Payout
Threshold (25%)Target (100%)Maximum (150%)Threshold (25%)Target (100%)Maximum (150%)Threshold (25%)Target (100%)Maximum (150%)
Initial Target508521536192208242147152171
Kemp Acquisition366111------ 
Final Target511527542193209244147152171
Actual Result/ Funding % including Kemp Adjustment558 (150%)250 (150%)179 (150%)150%
Actual Result/ Funding % Not Including Kemp Adjustment552 (150%)249 (150%)179 (150%)150%
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(1)Target and actual achievement figures shown in the table above are based on budgeted exchange rates. For purposes of computing non-GAAP Operating Income, bonus expense is added back to the Threshold, Target, Maximum, and Actual achievement amounts.

Amounts Earned under the 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan

As a result of our performance during fiscal 2021, we achieved an overall payout percentage of 150% under the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan. For Mr. Gupta and the other executive officers, the actual bonuses earned were based 100% on the financial metrics described above and no portion of the annual bonuses were based on subjective measures.

The following table shows the bonuses earned by our named executive officers under the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan.
NEO
Target Annual Bonus ($)
Amount Earned ($)
Yogesh Gupta
575,000
862,500
Anthony Folger
260,000
390,000
Stephen Faberman
187,500281,250
Loren Jarrett (1)
213,000277,500
Gary Quinn (2)
315,000333,000
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(1)Reflects the portion of Ms. Jarrett’s target bonus (two-thirds) that is tied to the Corporate Bonus Plan. The remaining portion (one-third) of Ms. Jarrett’s target bonus is tied to financial objectives within the products for which she is the General Manager. For fiscal 2021, Ms. Jarrett earned 150% of the portion of her fiscal 2021 target bonus that was tied to the Corporate Bonus Plan and 112% of the portion of her bonus that was tied to the financial objectives within the products for which she is the General Manager.
(2) Reflects the portion of Mr. Quinn’s target bonus (two-thirds) that is tied to the Corporate Bonus Plan. The remaining portion (one-third) of Mr. Quinn's target bonus is tied to financial objectives within the products for which he is the sales leader. For fiscal 2021, Mr. Quinn earned 150% of the portion of his fiscal 2021 target bonus that was tied to the Corporate Bonus Plan and 114% of the portion of his bonus that was tied to the financial objectives within the products for which he is the sales leader.

Equity Compensation

We use equity compensation to attract, retain, motivate, and reward our named executive officers and other employees. Equity-based incentive awards are intended to be the longer-term components of our overall executive compensation program and are designed to encourage performance by our executive officers over several years. The Compensation Committee’s decisions regarding the amount and type of equity incentive compensation, the allocation of equity and relative weighting of these awards within total executive compensation have been based on advice provided by our independent compensation consultant and the Compensation Committee’s understanding and individual experiences with market practices of similarly situated companies. We issue annual and new hire equity awards based on guidelines for awards commensurate with position levels and that reflect grant practices within our peer group and the broader software industry generally.

The following is a summary of our fiscal 2021 equity program.

ProgramFiscal 2021 Equity Program
Form of Equity
Time-Based Restricted Stock Units
Stock Options
Performance-Based Stock Units
Performance PeriodsLTIP PSUs have three-year performance period
MetricsLTIP PSUs tied 75% to cumulative operating income (subject to 35% annual operating margin threshold) and 25% to relative TSR
Vesting
Time-Based RSUs vest in six equal installments over 3 years
Stock options vest in eight equal installments over 4 years
LTIP:
With respect to TSR metric, participants can earn between 0% to 200% of target amount of LTIP PSUs, with threshold vesting at 35% achievement
With respect to operating income metric, participants can earn between 0% and 200% of the target amount of LTIP PSUs, once operating income criteria is met, subject to a 35% annual operating margin threshold
Frequency of GrantAnnual
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Target Value and Award Determination

The Compensation Committee reviews the mix of equity awards to our named executive officers on an annual basis. Consistent with the Compensation Committee’s philosophy that a significant portion of the equity mix to named executive officers should be tied to our long-term performance, the Compensation Committee determined that there should be no changes to the equity mix utilized for fiscal 2021. Accordingly, the equity mix for fiscal 2021 was 50% LTIP PSUs, 30% RSUs and 20% stock options.

The Compensation Committee first determined the total number of shares that would be allocated for the annual equity awards to all proposed recipients. The total number of shares was determined by consideration of the potential dilution to our stockholders, average burn rate of other companies in our industry and the number of shares available for issuance under our equity plans. For fiscal 2021, management proposed increasing the proposed equity budget and equity awards to employees at levels primarily below our executive officers to reflect more competitive market practices.

The Compensation Committee considered that the proposed equity budget for fiscal 2021, while higher than in prior years, would result in a burn rate significantly below other companies in our industry and peer group. The Compensation Committee utilized the grant data from the peer group and other information provided by Pay Governance to assist it in determining the size of the overall equity pool for our company as well as the individual grants to the named executive officers.

For the named and other executive officers, to determine the size of the individual annual equity awards, the Compensation Committee, utilizing data provided by Pay Governance, compared the long-term equity incentive compensation levels of our executives with similar positions within our peer group and survey data to determine the long-term equity incentive compensation amount for each executive. The Compensation Committee reviews market data at the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile. In finalizing the amounts of the annual equity awards, the Compensation Committee considers this market data, the CEO’s recommendations, the burn rate of the executive grants, and the degree to which those amounts would be aligned with our goals of motivating and retaining key employees.

RSUs
RSUs typically vest in six equal installments over a three-year period. In a volatile stock market, RSUs continue to provide value when other forms of equity such as stock options may not, which the Compensation Committee believes is useful in retaining talented executives in unpredictable economic times.

The RSUs awarded as part of the fiscal 2021 equity program were issued in January 2021. The Compensation Committee awarded these RSUs as a dollar amount, which were then converted to RSUs based on our closing stock price on the date of grant.

In addition to the RSUs awarded as part of our annual program, the Compensation Committee also uses RSU grants on an exceptional basis to enhance our ability to retain key employees, particularly in connection with acquisitions. For example, in connection with the acquisitions of Ipswitch, Chef and Kemp, the Compensation Committee, upon the recommendation of management, granted certain employees who joined us as part of the acquisitions, RSUs with one-year cliff vesting, subject to the employee remaining with us for at least one year following the acquisition.

In addition, in May 2021, the Compensation Committee, in consultation with Pay Governance, Mr. Gupta and other members of the Board of Directors, granted Mr. Faberman a special RSU award with a value of $2.5 million. One third of the special RSU award will vest in April 2022, with the remaining RSUs vesting in equal installments every six months over two years, subject to Mr. Faberman’s remaining with us as of each vesting date. The vesting of the RSU award will accelerate in the event of Mr. Faberman’s death or disability.

The Compensation Committee granted this one-time award in recognition of Mr. Faberman’s significant contributions to our company during his lengthy tenure and to ensure continuity over at least the next three years. The Compensation Committee considered that this special RSU award was an exception to its standard practice of granting equity to our executive officers only as part of our annual equity program. The Compensation Committee committed to not granting Mr. Faberman any additional RSU awards for a period of three years (fiscal 2022 through fiscal 2024). Mr. Faberman will continue to be eligible for performance-based long-term equity awards during this period.

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Stock Options

Stock option awards provide individuals with the right to purchase shares of our common stock at a fixed exercise price, typically for a period of seven years, subject to continued employment with our company. Stock option grants are intended to correlate executive compensation to our long-term success as measured by our stock price. Stock options are tied to our future success because options granted have an exercise price equal to the closing market value at the date of grant and will only provide value to the extent that the price of our stock increases above the exercise price. As a result, the Compensation Committee views stock options as a form of performance equity, but with a longer-term focus than PSUs, which are tied to three-year performance metrics.

Stock options vest in eight equal installments over a four-year period. We believe that meaningful vesting periods encourage recipients to remain with our company over the long term and, because the value of the awards is based on our stock price, stock options encourage recipients to focus on achievement of longer-term goals, such as strategic growth, business innovation and stockholder return.

The stock options awarded as part of the fiscal 2021 equity program were issued in January 2021. The Compensation Committee awarded these stock options as a dollar amount, which were then converted to stock options based on the Black-Scholes value of our stock options on the date of grant.

LTIP PSUs

We currently have in place a long-term equity incentive compensation plan consisting of PSUs that are earned based on company performance over a three-year measurement period. PSUs under our long-term equity incentive compensation plan are subject to three-year performance criteria aligned with our business plan and are earned only to the extent the performance criteria are achieved. These PSUs are awarded to the named executive officers and other executive officers and represent 50% of the total annual equity compensation granted to these individuals.

For fiscal 2021, the Compensation Committee, in consultation with Pay Governance and management, reviewed the terms of the fiscal 2020 LTIP to ensure that the plan was aligned with the objectives of the Compensation Committee and with market practices. The Compensation Committee concluded that the fiscal 2020 LTIP met the objectives of the Compensation Committee because the terms of the LTIP tied the vesting of the PSUs to the long-term objectives of achieving both profitable growth and enhanced stockholder value. Pay Governance advised the Compensation Committee that the terms of the fiscal 2020 LTIP were consistent with market practices. Based on this review, the Compensation Committee determined that the metrics and terms of the fiscal 2021 LTIP should remain identical to the fiscal 2020, except as noted below.

The fiscal 2021 LTIP retained the two-performance metrics utilized to determine the number of shares to be earned by participants. The two metrics were three-year cumulative operating income and three-year relative TSR. However, the Compensation Committee adjusted the weighting of the two metrics under the fiscal 2021 LTIP so that the number of shares eligible to be earned is dependent on the following: 25% on our relative TSR performance as compared to companies in the S&P Software and Services Select Industry Index, and 75% on our cumulative operating income (subject to meeting a 35% annual operating margin threshold). The Compensation Committee adjusted the weighting given the enhanced focus on the execution of our total growth strategy.

With respect to the relative TSR metric, the Compensation Committee left unchanged the payout scale utilized in fiscal 2020 to reflect current trends and stockholder-friendly practices (e.g., above-median performance required to achieve target payout). Participants can earn between 0% and 200% (the payout cap under the LTIP) of the target number of PSUs attributable to the relative TSR metric. The cumulative three-year TSR measure compares the TSR of our common stock against the TSR of companies included in the S&P Software and Services Select Industry Index during the three-year period. Our relative TSR performance must be at the 55th percentile of the index group for 100% of the target award to be earned. Additionally, regardless of our relative position with respect to the S&P Software and Services Select Industry Index, the award with respect to the TSR metric will be capped at 100% if our absolute TSR over the measurement period is negative.

With respect to the operating income metric, participants can earn between 0% and 200% of the target number of PSUs attributable to the operating income metric. In designing the operating income metric to include both operating margin dollar and percentage goals, the Compensation Committee sought to ensure discipline and reinforce, consistent with our
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stated strategy, that profitable growth and margin expansion/maintenance are key to long-term value creation. The cumulative three-year operating income measure is based on the sum of the operating income amounts for 2021, 2022, and 2023 contained in our 2021 strategic plan, which was modified in November 2021 to reflect the acquisition of Kemp. The corresponding adjustments to reflect the acquisition of Kemp were made to the fiscal 2021 LTIP.

We must achieve 100% of the operating income target for a given performance period for payout with respect to this metric to occur. Furthermore, with respect to the operating income metric, the 35% annual operating margin threshold “performance gatekeeper” applies at all levels of performance and requires that annual operating margin be at or above 35% for each of 2021, 2022, and 2023 or no payout can occur with respect to this metric, regardless of cumulative operating income performance.

The below table sets forth the payout criteria for the 2020 LTIP:
% of Target Earned*
Performance MetricWeight Factor0%50%100%150%200%
Relative TSR Performance (% Rank)25%<35%35%55%75%90%
Operating Income (3-year Cumulative)**75%<$635N/A$635$671$706
* Award interpolated for performance within stated percentiles
** $ amounts in millions and using budgeted exchange rates. In addition, if operating margin in any of the three annual periods of the performance period is less than 35%, the operating income metric earned will be zero. As noted above, the operating income targets were modified in November 2021 to reflect the acquisition of Kemp. Approximately $59 million was added to the three-year operating income target.

The three-year performance period with respect to the LTIP awarded in 2019 (the “2019 LTIP PSUs”) expired on November 30, 2021. Based on the price of our common stock for the thirty-day trading period ending November 30, 2021, our TSR compared to the S&P Software & Services Index for the same period placed us in the 46th percentile, meaning that the payout percentage with respect to the TSR metric was 77%. Based on our actual total three-year operating income for fiscal 2019, 2020, and 2021, the payout percentage with respect to the operating income metric was 200%. Blending the two metrics together, each weighted at 50%, resulted in a blended 139% payout percentage.

The following table shows the portion of the 2019 LTIP PSUs earned by our named executive officers based on Company performance.

Named Executive OfficerTarget LTIP Value ($)
Target PSUs
(#)(1)
PSUs
 Earned
Yogesh Gupta1,825,00052,54972,845
Anthony Folger (2)
------
Stephen Faberman350,00010,07813,970
Loren Jarrett350,00010,07813,970
Gary Quinn350,00010,07813,970
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(1)Target PSUs for the 2019 LTIP were determined by dividing the Target LTIP Value listed above by $34.73, which was the closing price of our stock on the date of grant, on January 22, 2019.
(2)Mr. Folger became our Chief Financial Officer in January 2020 and was not eligible for any 2019 LTIP PSUs.

For the fiscal 2021 award under the LTIP, the three-year comparison period commenced on December 1, 2020 and will end on November 30, 2023.
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Other Executive Compensation Matters
Timing of Equity Grants

We do not time grants either to take advantage of a depressed stock price or in anticipation of an increase in stock price and have limited the amount of discretion that can be exercised in connection with the timing of awards. We generally make awards only on pre-determined dates to ensure that awards cannot be timed to take advantage of material non-public information.

Equity awards may be made only by the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee makes awards only at Compensation Committee meetings and awards are not granted in trading blackout periods (the period encompassing ten days prior to the end of each fiscal quarter through 48 hours after the earnings for that quarter are announced).

Stock Ownership Guidelines

In January 2018, our Board of Directors adopted revised stock ownership guidelines for our senior executive officers, including our named executive officers. These guidelines provide for the Chief Executive Officer to hold an amount of our common stock, restricted shares, stock options and/or earned performance shares having a value equal to at least three times his or her base salary. For other senior executive officers, the stock ownership requirement is at least one times his or her base salary. Executive officers have five years to attain the applicable ownership threshold. As of the date of this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, all of the named executive officers met the applicable ownership.

Compensation Recovery Policy

We have adopted a clawback policy providing that in the event of a material restatement of financial statements triggered by executive-level misconduct, we may require that the bonuses and other incentive compensation paid to that executive be forfeited. The amount of incentive compensation subject to recovery would be the amount in excess of what the executive officer would have earned in accordance with the restatement, as determined by the Compensation Committee.

Hedging and Pledging Policy

Our directors and executive officers are prohibited from engaging in short sales, transactions in derivative securities such as put or call options, hedging transactions or other inherently speculative transactions with respect to our stock. In addition, no director or executive officer may pledge or margin, or make any offer to pledge or margin, any of our stock, including without limitation, borrowing against such stock, at any time. Stock options granted under our stock option plans are not deemed to be derivative securities covered by this policy. Employees, other than our executive officers, are generally permitted to engage in transactions designed to hedge or offset market risk.
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Tax and Accounting Considerations and Compensation Recovery Policies

Deductibility of Executive Compensation
.
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code places a limit of $1 million on the amount of compensation that public companies may deduct in any one year with respect to certain of their named executive officers. Through fiscal 2017, certain performance-based compensation approved by stockholders was not subject to this deduction limit. With the enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, however, the performance-based compensation exemption was eliminated, except with respect to certain grandfathered arrangements. While the Compensation Committee considers the deductibility of compensation as one factor in determining executive compensation, the Compensation Committee believes that it is in our best interests and the best interests of our stockholders to maintain flexibility in our approach to executive compensation to structure a program that we consider to be the most effective in attracting, motivating and retaining key executives.

Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.

Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code imposes additional significant taxes if an executive officer, director or service provider receives “deferred compensation” that does not satisfy the requirements of Section 409A. Our severance and change in control agreements described below, including the Employee Retention and Motivation Agreements we entered with our named executive officers, contain provisions that are intended to either avoid the application of Section 409A or, to the extent doing so is not possible, comply with the applicable Section 409A requirements. The Compensation Committee has the sole discretion to change the severance guidelines applicable to executive officers to the extent necessary to avoid the application of Section 409A or comply with applicable Section 409A requirements.

Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation.

Stock-based compensation expense reflects the fair value of stock-based awards, measured at the grant date and recognized over the relevant service period. We estimate the fair value of each stock-based award on the measurement date using either the current market price of the stock, the Black-Scholes option valuation model, or the Monte Carlo Simulation valuation model.

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT

This report is submitted by the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors. The Compensation Committee has reviewed the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” included in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and discussed it with management. Based on such review and discussions, the Compensation Committee has recommended to our Board of Directors that the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” be included in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and in our proxy statement for the 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

No portion of this Compensation Committee Report shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), through any general statement incorporating by reference in its entirety the annual report or proxy statement in which this report appears, except to the extent that the Company specifically incorporates this report or a portion of it by reference. In addition, this report shall not be deemed filed under either the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.

Respectfully submitted by the Compensation Committee,
David A. Krall, Chairman
Angela T. Tucci
Vivian Vitale
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Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

The members of our Compensation Committee for fiscal 2021 were Mr. Krall and Mses. Tucci and Vitale, with Mr. Krall serving as Chair. Mr. Krall, Ms. Tucci and Ms. Vitale are not, nor have they ever been, an officer or employee of our company or of any of its subsidiaries or had any relationship with us requiring disclosure in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A. There are no compensation committee interlocks amongst any of our directors.

Analysis of Risk Associated with Our Compensation Plans
In setting compensation, the Compensation Committee considers the risks to our stockholders and to the achievement of our goals that may be inherent in the compensation plans and programs for all employees, including our executives. When evaluating our overall executive compensation program, the Compensation Committee considers whether the program is based on the appropriate philosophy, benchmarked against the appropriate peer group, and balanced between long and short-term performance targets, company and individual performance. Although a significant portion of our executives’ compensation is performance-based and “at-risk,” we believe our compensation plans and programs are appropriately structured so as not to encourage our employees to take excessive or unreasonable risks.

We considered the following elements of our compensation plans and policies when evaluating whether such plans and policies are structured to encourage our employees to take unreasonable risks:
A detailed planning process with executive or Compensation Committee oversight exists for all compensation programs.
The proportion of an employee’s performance-based pay increases as the responsibility and potential impact of the employee’s position increases, which structure is in line with market practices.
Compensation consists of both fixed and variable components. The fixed portion (i.e., base salary) and variable portion (i.e., performance-based bonus and equity awards) provide a mix of compensation intended to produce corporate performance without encouraging excessive risks.
We set performance goals that we believe are strategically-focused and consistent with building long-term stockholder value.
We use consistent corporate performance metrics from year-to-year rather than changing the metric to take advantage of changing market conditions.
Our short-term incentive plans are capped as to the maximum potential payout, which we believe mitigates excessive risk taking by limiting bonus payments even if we dramatically exceed the performance targets.
We modify the short-term and long-term incentive plans to reflect acquisitions consistent with our internal acquisition model, five-year strategic plan, and publicly announced expectations.
The time-based vesting for RSUs and stock options ensures that our executives’ interests align with those of our stockholders for the long-term performance of our company.
Assuming achievement of at least a minimum level of performance, payouts under our performance-based plans result in some compensation at levels below full target achievement, rather than an “all-or-nothing” approach.
Our long-term performance-based equity awards are based on multi-year criteria that align with our stockholders’ interests that we grow our company in a highly profitable and disciplined manner.
In accordance with our written stock option grant policy, all equity grants must occur at a meeting of the Compensation Committee and management has no authority to issue equity.
The Compensation Committee retains and does not delegate any of its power to determine matters of executive compensation.
We maintain a system of controls and procedures designed to ensure that amounts are earned and paid in accordance with our plans and programs.
We do not allow our executives and directors to hedge their exposure to ownership of, or interest in, our stock. We also do not allow them to engage in speculative transactions with respect to our stock.
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SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
The following table sets forth certain information with respect to compensation for the fiscal years ended November 30, 2021, 2020, and 2019 earned by:
(a)Mr. Gupta;
(b)Mr. Folger;
(c)Mr. Faberman, Ms. Jarrett and Mr. Quinn, our three other named executive officers.
SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE – FISCAL YEARS 2021, 2020 and 2019
Name and Principal PositionYearSalary
($)
Stock Awards ($)(1)Option Awards ($)(2)Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation ($)(3)All Other Compensation ($)(4)Total ($)
Yogesh Gupta, Chief Executive Officer
2021
575,0003,657,400900,007862,50024,1226,019,029
2020575,0003,305,184770,010540,50015,1835,205,877
2019575,0002,996,755730,203603,7509,1204,914,828
Anthony Folger, Chief Financial Officer (5)
2021400,0001,381,718340,002390,00018,1492,529,869
2020316,9231,314,556320,002203,6679,7222,164,870
2019
Stephen Faberman, Chief Legal Officer (6)
2021375,0003,150,242160,007281,25013,9673,980,466
2020
2019
Loren Jarrett, EVP, General Manager, Developer Tools Business2021367,115650,220160,007277,50053,2901,508,132
2020353,077600,957140,010166,85040,9401,301,834
2019343,462574,735140,040181,1258,8971,248,259
Gary Quinn, SVP, Core Field Organization(7)
2021366,154731,540180,005333,000131,2701,741,969
2020345,192686,834160,009197,400130,0081,519,443
2019325,000574,735140,040205,800112,5431,358,118
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(1)These amounts do not reflect the actual economic value realized by the named executive officer. In accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, we estimate the fair value of each stock-based award on the measurement date, using either the current market price of the stock or the Monte Carlo Simulation valuation model, assuming the probable outcome of related performance conditions at target levels. See the description of our 2021 Annual Equity Program described in “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and Note 13 of the consolidated financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2021. The value at grant date of the LTIP PSUs included in the amounts shown in this column, assuming the highest level of performance conditions achieved (payout at 200% of target) are $4,501,065, $4,300,282, and $3,879,176, for Mr. Gupta for fiscal 2021, 2020, and 2019 respectively; $1,700,480 and $2,676,417 for Mr. Folger for fiscal 2021 and 2020, respectively; $800,216 for Mr. Faberman for fiscal 2021, $900,264, $893,579, and $743,958 for Mr. Quinn for fiscal 2021, 2020 and 2019, respectively; and 800,216, $781,908, and $743,958, for Ms. Jarrett for fiscal 2021, 2020, and 2019, respectively.
(2)Represents the grant date fair value of options on the date of grant. The grant date fair value of our options is equal to the number of shares subject to the option multiplied by the fair value of our options on the date of grant determined using the Black-Scholes option valuation model. The methodology and assumptions used to calculate the Black-Scholes value of our options are described in Note 13 of the consolidated financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2021.
(3)The amounts listed reflect the amounts earned under our Corporate Bonus Plan as described in “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A. For all individuals, bonus payments were accrued and earned in the year indicated and paid in the succeeding fiscal year.
(4)Amounts listed in this column for 2021 include:

Name
Company Contributions
(401(k)) ($)
Insurance
Premiums ($)
Sales Leader Plan
($)
Health Expenses
($)
Dividend Equivalents
($)
Mr. Gupta12,161720— 14211,100
Mr. Folger12,182576— — 5,391
Mr. Faberman11,315540— 1062,007
Ms. Jarrett11,94051138,4793542,007
Mr. Quinn11,707504116,2962,764
(5)Mr. Folger became our Chief Financial Officer in January 2020.
(6)Mr. Faberman was not a named executive officer in fiscal 2020 or fiscal 2019.
(7)On March 5, 2022, Mr. Quinn informed us that he was resigning effective April 8, 2022.
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Grants of Plan-Based Awards
GRANTS OF PLAN-BASED AWARDS TABLE - 2021
Estimated Future
Payouts Under
Non-Equity Incentive Plan
Awards
Estimated Future
Payouts Under
Equity Incentive Plan
Awards
All Other Stock Awards: Number of Shares of Stock or Units
(#)(4)
All Other Stock Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Options
(#)(5)
Exercise or Base Price of Option Awards
($/Sh)
Grant Date Fair Value of Stock and Option Awards
($)(6)
NameGrant Date (1)Threshold ($)(2)
Target
($)(2)
Maximum ($)(2)Threshold (#)(3)
Target
(#)(3)
Maximum
(#)(3)
Yogesh Gupta143,750 575,000 862,500 
1/19/20216,602 52,817 105,634 — 2,250,532 
1/19/202131,691 — 1,350,354 
1/19/202197,298 42.61 900,007 
Anthony Folger— 65,000 260,000 390,000 
1/19/2021— — — 2,49419,954 39,908 850,240 
1/19/2021— — — 11,972 510,127 
1/19/2021— — — 36,757 42.61 340,002 
Stephen Faberman46,875 187,500 281,250 
1/19/20211,1749,390 18,780 400,108 
1/19/20215,634 240,065 
1/19/202117,298 42.61 160,007 
5/3/202156,5362,500,022 
Loren Jarrett55,500 222,000 333,000 
1/19/20211,174 9,390 18,780 400,108 
1/19/20215,634 240,065 
1/19/202117,298 42.61 160,007 
Gary Quinn— 83,250 333,000 499,500 
1/19/20211,321 10,564 21,128 450,132 
1/19/20216,339 270,105 
1/19/202119,460 42.61 180,005 
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(1)Awards granted on January 19, 2021 were approved by the Compensation Committee on January 11, 2021, at which time the Company was in a trading blackout period.
(2)These columns indicate the range of payouts (25%, 100% and 150%) targeted for fiscal 2021 performance under our Corporate Bonus Plan as described in “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A. The actual payout with respect to fiscal 2021 for each named executive officer is shown in the Summary Compensation Table in the column titled “Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation.”
(3)The second row of these columns with respect to each named executive officer represents performance share units awarded under our Long-Term Incentive Plan. These columns show the performance share units that could be earned at threshold, target and maximum levels of performance. If we do not achieve a threshold performance metric, no performance share units will be earned with respect to that performance metric. Because the LTIP is based on a three-year performance period, none of the performance share units will be earnable until the performance period closes following our 2022 fiscal year. See “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for additional discussion of the LTIP.
(4)Represents RSUs that vest, so long as the executive continues to be employed with us, in six equal installments over three years beginning approximately nine months after the date of issuance. In Mr. Faberman’s case, the RSU grant on May 3, 2021, was a special award that vests, so long as he continues to be employed with us, one-third on April 1, 2022, with the remaining RSUs vesting in four equal installments over two years. See “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for a description of this RSU award.
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(5)Represents stock options that vest, so long as the executive continues to be employed with us, in eight equal installments over four years beginning approximately nine months after date of issuance.
(6)In the case of RSUs and LTIP PSUs, represents the fair value of the awards, measured at the grant date. In the case of stock options, the grant date fair value is equal to the number of shares subject to the option multiplied by the fair value of our options on the date of grant determined using the Black-Scholes option valuation model. The methodology and assumptions used to calculate the Black-Scholes value of our options are described in Note 13 of the consolidated financial statements contained in our Annual Report. The closing price of our stock on January 19, 2021, was $42.61. The closing price of our stock on May 3, 2021, was $44.22.

Narrative Description of Summary Compensation Table and Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table
The material terms of our named executive officers’ annual compensation, including base salaries, cash incentive plan, time-based RSUs, stock options and Long-Term Incentive Plan PSUs and the explanations of the amounts of salary, cash incentives, and equity values in proportion to total compensation are described under “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A.

As discussed in greater detail in “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, the 2021 non-equity incentive awards were granted pursuant to the fiscal 2021 Corporate Bonus Plan, with amounts to be earned based on the achievement of certain financial targets. In fiscal 2021, we achieved maximum performance under our bonus plan with respect to the revenue, non-GAAP operating income, and the adjusted free cash flow metrics, which resulted in an overall payout percentage of 150% with respect to the annual cash bonus.

As discussed in greater detail in “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” in this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, the PSUs awarded under the Long-Term Incentive Plan will be earned based on the results achieved during the three-year performance period as determined following our 2023 fiscal year, contingent upon each named executive officer’s continued service.

The RSUs granted to our named executive officers in 2021 vest in equal installments every six months over three years, subject to continued employment. There is no purchase price associated with PSU or RSU awards. The stock options granted to our named executive officers in 2020 vest in equal installments every six months over four years, subject to continued employment. The stock options have an exercise price equal to the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant.

Outstanding Equity Awards
The following table sets forth certain information with respect to the outstanding equity awards at November 30, 2021 for each of the named executive officers.
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OUTSTANDING EQUITY AWARDS AT FISCAL YEAR-END 2021
Option AwardsStock Awards
Number of Securities
Underlying
Unexercised Options
Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested

(#)(1)
Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested

($)(2)
Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested

(#)(3)
Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Market or Payout Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested

($)(4)
NameGrant Date
Exercisable
(#)
Unexercisable
(#)
Option
Exercise
Price
($)
Option
Expiration
Date
Yogesh Gupta
2/23/2017149,573(5)28.982/22/2024
1/12/201860,546(6)8,64950.691/11/2025
1/22/201962,673(8)37,60234.731/21/20265,255(9)254,60572,845(10)3,529,340
1/21/202027,216(11)45,35847.161/20/202712,246(12)593,31940,819(13)1,977,681
1/19/202112,163(15)85,13542.611/18/202826,410(16)1,279,56552,817(18)2,558,984
Anthony Folger
3/31/202018,899(11)31,49531.493/30/20277,623(12)369,33425,405(13)1,230,872
1/19/20214,595(15)32,16242.611/18/20289,977(16)483,38619,954(18)966,771
Stephen Faberman
2/17/201723,490(5)29.252/16/2024
1/12/201811,613(6)1,65850.691/11/2025
1/22/201912,020(8)7,21134.731/21/20261,008(9)48,83813,970(10)676,847
1/21/20204,950(11)8,24647.161/20/20272,227(12)107,8987,422(13)359,596
1/19/20212,163(15)15,13542.611/18/20284,695(16)227,4739,390(18)454,946
5/3/202156,536(17)2,739,169
Loren Jarrett
2/17/201723,490(5)29.252/16/2024
1/12/201811,613(6)1,65850.691/11/2025
1/22/201912,020(8)7,21134.731/21/20261,008(9)48,83813,970(10)676,847
1/21/20204,950(11)8,24647.161/20/20272,227(12)107,8987,422(13)359,596
1/19/20212,163(15)15,13542.611/18/20284,695(16)227,4739,390(18)454,946
Gary Quinn
1/12/201811,613(6)1,65850.691/11/2025
1/22/2019(8)7,21134.731/21/20261,008(9)48,83813,970(10)676,847
1/21/20205,656(11)9,42547.161/20/20272,546(12)123,3548,482(13)410,953
1/19/20212,433(15)17,02742.611/18/20285,283(16)255,96110,564(18)511,826
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(1)The unvested awards shown in this column are RSUs subject to service-based vesting, unless otherwise noted.
(2)The market value of unvested RSUs was calculated as of November 30, 2021 (the last trading day of our fiscal 2021) based on the closing price of our common stock on Nasdaq of $48.45 on that date.
(3)The unvested awards shown in this column are PSUs subject to performance-based vesting. PSUs are reported assuming payout at target award levels, unless otherwise noted.
(4)The market value of unvested PSUs was calculated as of November 30, 2021, based on the closing price of our common stock on Nasdaq of $48.45 on that date.
(5)Vest in eight equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2017.
(6)Vest in eight equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2018.
(7)Vest in eight equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2019.
(8)Vest in six equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2019.
(9)Vest on February 1, 2022, subject to the Company meeting total shareholder return and operating income criteria over the three-year period ending November 30, 2021.
(10)Vest in eight equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2020.
(11)Vest in six equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2020.
(12)Vest on February 1, 2023, subject to the Company meeting total shareholder return and operating income criteria over the three-year period ending November 30, 2022.
(13)Vest 33% on October 1, 2019, and 16.67% semi-annually thereafter.
(14)Vest in eight equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2021
(15)Vest in six equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2021
(16)Vest one-third on April 1, 2022, and then vest in five equal semi-annual installments beginning October 1, 2022
(17)Vest on February 1, 2024, subject to the Company meeting total shareholder return and operating income criteria over the three-year period ending November 30, 2023.


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Option Exercises and Stock Vested
The following table sets forth certain information regarding the number of stock options exercised and RSUs that vested in the fiscal year ended November 30, 2021, under our equity incentive plans and the corresponding amounts realized by the named executive officers. The value realized on exercise of stock option awards is calculated as the difference between the closing price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on the exercise date and the exercise price of the applicable stock option award. The value realized on vesting for RSUs is calculated as the product of the number of shares subject to the RSUs that vested and the closing price of our common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on the vesting date.

Option Exercises and Stock Vested - Fiscal 2021

Option Awards
Stock Awards
Name
Number of Shares Acquired on Exercise (#)
Value Realized on Exercise ($)
Number of Shares Acquired on Vesting (#)
Value Realized on Vesting ($)
Yogesh Gupta
54,7392,397,001
Anthony Folger
7,075337,902
Stephen Faberman
11,631512,751
Loren Jarrett
12,402548,999
Gary Quinn
40,150600,71012,731564,777

Severance and Change in Control Agreements

We have agreements with, or guidelines applicable to, our executive officers that provide the benefits described below in connection with certain terminations of employment or a change in control of our company. We do not provide excise tax gross-ups to our executive officers under these or any other agreements.

Mr. Gupta’s Executive Employment Agreement

In connection with his appointment as our President and Chief Executive Officer, we and Mr. Gupta entered into an employment agreement, effective as of October 10, 2016, setting forth Mr. Gupta’s compensation and certain other terms. Mr. Gupta’s employment agreement provides that if his employment is terminated because of an “involuntary termination,” he will be entitled to:

a.the payment of cash severance equal to 18 months of total target cash compensation as of the date of termination, which will be paid over 18 months;
b.the payment of his annual target cash bonus on a pro-rata basis with respect to the elapsed part of the relevant fiscal year;
c.the continuation, for a period of 18 months of benefits that are substantially equivalent to the benefits (medical, dental, and vision) that were in effect immediately prior to termination; and
d.18 months of acceleration of unvested stock options and RSUs (but not unvested performance equity).

Receipt of the severance and benefits is subject to Mr. Gupta’s execution of a standard separation and release agreement. Separation payments upon any involuntary termination within twenty-four months following a change in control would be governed by the Employee Retention and Motivation Agreement described below and not by Mr. Gupta’s employment agreement.

An “involuntary termination” is defined in the employment agreement as a termination of employment by us other than for cause, disability or death or a termination by Mr. Gupta as a result of certain events occurring without his consent
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such as an assignment to him of duties or a significant reduction of his duties, either of which is materially inconsistent with his position prior to the assignment or reduction, or the removal of Mr. Gupta from that position, a material reduction in Mr. Gupta's base salary or target bonus, a relocation of Mr. Gupta to a facility or location more than fifty miles from his then present location, or a material breach of the employment agreement by us.

Mr. Gupta’s employment agreement also includes non-competition and related covenants. The non-competition covenant will be in effect for the duration of the period in which severance and other benefits are paid. The non-competition covenant relates to certain businesses with similar product areas and activities as our company.

Mr. Gupta’s Employee Retention and Motivation Agreement

We and Mr. Gupta have also entered into an Employee Retention and Motivation Agreement (the “Gupta ERMA”), which provides certain compensation and benefits if his employment is involuntarily terminated within 24 months of a change in control of our company. If an involuntary termination of Mr. Gupta’s employment occurs under other circumstances, the severance terms of his employment agreement, as described above, would control and not the Gupta ERMA.

Change in Control Benefits. Under the Gupta ERMA, upon a change in control of our company, Mr. Gupta would be entitled to:

a.the payment of his annual target cash bonus on a pro-rata basis with respect to the elapsed part of the relevant fiscal year; and
b.18 months of acceleration of unvested stock options and RSUs (but not unvested performance equity, which will vest in accordance with its terms), unless the acquirer assumes all such options and restricted equity. If such outstanding stock options and shares of restricted equity held by Mr. Gupta are continued by us or assumed by our successor entity, then vesting will continue in its usual course.

Involuntary Termination Following Change in Control. In the event of an involuntary termination within twenty-four (24) months following a change in control, Mr. Gupta would be entitled to:

a.a lump-sum payment of cash severance equal to 24 months of total target cash compensation as of the date of termination;
b.the continuation, for a period of 24 months of benefits that are substantially equivalent to the benefits (medical, dental, and vision) that were in effect immediately prior to termination; and
c.accelerated vesting of all unvested stock options and RSUs (but not unvested performance equity, which will vest in accordance with its terms).

In the event that any amounts provided for under the Gupta ERMA or otherwise payable to Mr. Gupta would constitute “parachute payments” within the meaning of Section 280G of the Internal Revenue Code and be subject to the related excise tax, Mr. Gupta would be entitled to receive either full payment of the benefits under the agreement or such lesser amount that would result in no portion of the benefits being subject to the excise tax, whichever results in the greatest amount of after-tax benefits to Mr. Gupta.

Mr. Folger’s Executive Employment Agreement

In connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, we and Mr. Folger entered into an employment agreement, effective January 31, 2020, setting forth Mr. Folger’s compensation and certain other terms. Mr. Folger’s employment agreement provides that if his employment is terminated because of an “involuntary termination,” he will be entitled to:

the payment of cash severance equal to 12 months of total target cash compensation as of the date of termination, which will be paid over 12 months;
the continuation, for a period of 12 months of benefits that are substantially equivalent to the benefits (medical, dental, and vision) that were in effect immediately prior to termination; and
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12 months accelerated vesting of all unvested stock options and RSUs (but not unvested performance equity).

Receipt of the severance and benefits is subject to Mr. Folger’s execution of a standard separation and release agreement, which will also include non-competition and related covenants. The non-competition covenant will be in effect for the duration of the period in which severance and other benefits are paid. The non-competition covenant relates to certain businesses with similar product area and activities as the Company. Separation payments upon any involuntary termination within twelve months following a change in control would be governed by the Employee Retention and Motivation Agreement described below and not by Mr. Folger’s employment agreement.

An “involuntary termination” is defined in the employment agreement as a termination of employment by the Company other than for “Cause” (as defined in the agreement), disability or death or a termination by Mr. Folger as a result of certain events occurring without his consent such as an assignment to him of duties, a significant reduction of his duties, either of which is materially inconsistent with his position prior to the assignment or reduction, or the removal of Mr. Folger from such position, a material reduction in Mr. Folger’s base salary or target bonus, a relocation of Mr. Folger to a facility or location more than fifty miles from his then-present location or a material breach of the employment agreement by the Company.

Executive Severance Guidelines

We have adopted severance guidelines applicable to our executive officers, including the named executive officers other than Mr. Gupta and Mr. Folger. Any severance payable to Messrs. Gupta and Folger is governed by the employment agreements described above. Our executive severance guidelines provide that upon an involuntary termination and the execution of a standard release of claims, an executive officer is entitled to:

the payment of cash severance equal to 12 months of total target cash compensation as of the date of termination, which will be paid over 12 months;
the payment of his or her annual target cash bonus on a pro-rata basis with respect to the elapsed part of the relevant fiscal year;
the continuation, for a period of 12 months of benefits that are substantially equivalent to the benefits (medical, dental, and vision) that were in effect immediately prior to termination; and
12 months of acceleration of unvested stock options and RSUs (but not unvested performance equity).

Severance payments and benefits upon any involuntary termination within 12 months following a change in control are governed by the Employee Retention and Motivation Agreement (“ERMA”) described below.

The payment of severance and other benefits is conditioned upon the executive agreeing to non-competition, non-disparagement and related covenants. The non-competition covenant would be in effect for one year following the termination of employment. In connection with the termination of employment of an executive officer, all PSUs awarded to that executive officer are cancelled.

Other Employee Retention and Motivation Agreements

We have entered an ERMA with each of our other named executive officers. Each agreement is substantially identical to the Gupta ERMA except that (i) upon the involuntary termination of the executive officer within 12 months following a change of control, the executive officer will be entitled to receive a lump sum payment equal to 15 months of his or her total target compensation and his or her benefits will continue for 15 months, and (ii) except in the case of Mr. Faberman, for all named executive officers, accelerated vesting in connection with an involuntary termination following a change in control is limited to twelve months. In Mr. Faberman’s case, all unvested stock options and RSUs will vest in connection with an involuntary termination following a change in control. Under no circumstances would any of our executive officers be entitled to a gross-up payment under the ERMAs for any excise taxes to which he or she may be subject if any of the above payments and benefits are considered to be "parachute payments."
Estimate of Severance and Change in Control Benefits
The following table indicates the estimated payments and benefits that each of Messrs. Gupta, Folger, and Faberman, and Ms. Jarrett would have received under (a) their respective employment agreements, in the case of Messrs.
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Gupta and Folger, (b) our severance guidelines applicable to executive officers, in the case of Mr. Faberman and Ms. Jarrett, and (c) their respective ERMAs, assuming in each case that the change of control of our company, termination of his or her employment and/or retirement occurred at November 30, 2021. We have omitted Mr. Quinn from the table below because his resignation is effective April 8, 2022, and Mr. Quinn will not be receiving any severance or other benefits in connection with his termination of employment.

These amounts are estimates only and do not necessarily reflect the actual amounts that would be paid to the named executive officer, which amounts would only be known at the time that he or she becomes entitled to such payment.

Involuntary Termination
(1)($)
Change in Control Only
(2)($)
Involuntary Termination Within 12 Months Following Change of Control ($)
Yogesh Gupta
Cash Severance
862,5001,150,000
Pro Rata Bonus
575,000575,0001,150,000
Stock Options
764,0921,071,600
Restricted Stock Units
1,615,6622,127,488
Benefits (3)
31,63842,183
Total
3,848,892575,0005,541,271
Anthony Folger
Cash Severance400,000500,000
Pro Rata Bonus260,000260,000325,000
Stock Options267,332267,232
Restricted Stock Units439,538439,538
Benefits (3)
36,02745,034
Total
1,402,897260,0001,576,904

Stephen Faberman
Cash Severance
375,000468,750
Pro Rata Bonus
187,500187,500234,375
Stock Options
95,479197,961
Restricted Stock Units
1,581,2633,123,378
Benefits (3)
750937
Total
2,239,992187,5004,025,400

Loren Jarrett
Cash Severance
370,000462,500
Pro Rata Bonus
222,000222,000277,500
Stock Options
95,47995,479
Restricted Stock Units
211,727211,727
Benefits (3)
35,73144,664
Total
934,937222,0001,091,870
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(1)The amounts shown in the first column, with respect to stock options and RSUs, represent the value of certain unvested options and RSUs becoming fully vested and are calculated using the exercise price for each unvested stock option and the closing price of our common stock on November 30, 2021 (the last trading day of our fiscal 2021), which was $48.45. In the event of an involuntary termination, all unvested PSUs awarded to an individual under our Long-Term Incentive Plans are cancelled.

(2)In the event of a change in control, there is no accelerated vesting of options or RSUs provided that the acquirer assumes all outstanding stock options and RSUs of the individual. These tables have been prepared under that assumption. However, if the acquirer does not assume all outstanding stock options and RSUs of the individual, (i) in the case of Mr. Gupta, there is limited (12 month) accelerated vesting of stock options and RSUs in the event of a change of control, which values, based on the closing price of our common stock on November 30, 2021, are $1,161,976 and $509,397, respectively, (ii) in the case of Messrs. Folger and Ms. Jarrett, there is limited (12 month) accelerated vesting of stock options and RSUs, and the values of stock options and RSUs indicated in the first column would apply upon a change of control, and (iii) in the case of Mr. Faberman, all of his unvested stock options and RSUs would vest upon a change of control, which values, based upon the closing price of our common stock on November 30, 2021 are $3,123,378 and $197,961, respectively. The amounts referenced in the foregoing sentence have been calculated using the exercise price for each unvested stock option and the closing price of our common stock on November 30, 2021, which was $48.45. Under the terms of the LTIP, in the event of a change in control, grantees are entitled to accelerated determination of PSUs earned under outstanding LTIP awards, unless the acquirer assumes such LTIP awards. Upon the change in control, our Compensation Committee will determine the number of PSUs that are eligible to be earned based on the actual attainment of the relevant metrics as of the change in control. Those PSUs determined to be earned will not become fully vested until the conclusion of the original three-year performance period, subject to the continued employment of the grantee through such date. Additionally, under the terms of the LTIP, in the event of an involuntary termination following a change in control, grantees are entitled to accelerated payout of PSUs determined to be earned under outstanding LTIP awards as of the change in control. For purposes of computing amounts attributable to accelerated vesting, the second and third columns exclude all unvested PSUs awarded under our LTIP as those amounts are undeterminable.

(3)Represents the estimated value of continuing benefits (medical, dental, and vision) for:
(a)18 months in the case of an involuntary termination of Mr. Gupta’s employment, 24 months in the case of an involuntary termination in connection with a change in control;
(b)12 months in the case of an involuntary termination of employment of Messrs. Folger, and Faberman and Ms. Jarrett, other than in connection with a change in control; and
(c)15 months, in the case of an involuntary termination in connection with a change in control with respect to Messrs. Folger, and Faberman and Ms. Jarrett.

CEO Pay Ratio
In accordance with SEC rules, we are providing the ratio of the annual total compensation of our CEO to the annual total compensation of our median employee. The 2021 annual total compensation of our CEO Mr. Gupta is $6,019,029, the 2021 annual total compensation of our median compensated employee is $81,284, and the ratio of these amounts is 74 to 1.
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This pay ratio is a reasonable estimate calculated in a manner consistent with SEC rules based on our human resources system of record and the methodology described below. Because the SEC rules for identifying the median compensated employee and calculating the pay ratio based on that employee’s annual total compensation allow companies to adopt a variety of methodologies, to apply certain exclusions, and to make reasonable estimates and assumptions that reflect their compensation practices, the pay ratio reported by other companies may not be comparable to the pay ratio reported above, as other companies may have different employment and compensation practices and may utilize different methodologies, exclusions, estimates, and assumptions in calculating their own pay ratios.

For purposes of identifying our median compensated employee, we used our global employee population as of November 1, 2021, identified based on our human resources system of record. We utilized total direct compensation as our consistently applied compensation measure. In this context, total direct compensation means the applicable annual fixed pay determined as of November 1, 2021, the annual incentive cash target amount or commission target amount payable for service in 2021, and the approved value of the annual equity awards granted during 2021. To identify our median compensated employee, we then calculated the total direct compensation for our global employee population, converted other currencies to US dollars and ordered the employees based on their total direct compensation.

To compute the pay ratio, we then calculated both the CEO and median employee’s annual total compensation pursuant to the proxy disclosure rules and compared the annual total compensation of the CEO to that of the median employee.
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Director Compensation Plan—Fiscal 2021
We pay our non-employee directors a mix of cash and equity compensation. Employee directors receive no compensation for their service as directors.

In accordance with the 2021 Director Compensation Plan adopted by the Board, for 2021, our non-employee directors were paid an annual retainer of $275,000. This annual retainer under the 2021 Director Compensation Plan was $50,000 in cash and $225,000 in equity, in the form of deferred stock units (“DSUs”). The Independent Chairman of the Board was entitled to an additional cash retainer of $75,000.

Prior to adopting the 2021 Director Compensation Plan, the Compensation Committee received market data from Pay Governance, the Compensation Committee’s independent compensation consultant, and considered whether any changes in director compensation should be proposed. Based on the market data, the Compensation Committee recommended, and the Board approved, an increase in the non-employee director equity retainer to from $200,000 to $225,000 in the form of deferred stock units (“DSUs”), and the Independent Chairman of the Board, cash retainer was increased from $50,000 to $75,000. These changes to the director compensation program were determined to be appropriate considering the increasing complexity and additional oversight necessitated by significant growth through both M&A activity. The Board and Compensation Committee also considered that no changes to the retainers had occurred since 2016. The changes were approved in March 2021 and effective on a full-year basis.

The cash retainer was paid, and the equity retainer was issued, in June 2021.

The number of DSUs granted was determined by dividing the equity retainer by the grant-date closing price of our common stock as reported by Nasdaq. The DSUs vest in a single installment on the date of the Annual Meeting, subject to continued service on our Board of Directors through such date. DSUs do not convert to shares of common stock until a director terminates service on the Board of Directors or upon a change in control, whichever occurs first.

With respect to service on the committees of our Board of Directors, the following fees were paid:

Audit Committee - $25,000 for the Chair and $20,000 for the other members;
Compensation Committee - $25,000 for the Chair and $15,000 for the other members;
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee - $12,500 for the Chair and $10,000 for the other members; and
Mergers and Acquisitions/Strategy Committee - $25,000 for the Chair and $15,000 for the other members.

The fees paid for service on the committees were paid in cash in June 2021.

Prior to March 2019, newly elected directors were also entitled to receive an initial director appointment grant of $300,000 of DSUs in connection with his or her appointment to our Board of Directors. In March 2019, the Board of Directors eliminated this initial director appointment grant for future appointees to the Board to remain in line with market practice.
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Director Compensation Table—Fiscal 2021
The following table sets forth a summary of the compensation paid or granted to our non-employee directors for service on our Board in 2021.
Name
Fees Earned or
Paid in Cash
($)
Stock Awards
(1)(2)
 ($)
Total
($)
Paul T. Dacier
62,500225,033287,533
John R. Egan
135,000225,033360,033
Rainer Gawlick
85,000225,033310,033
Charles F. Kane
90,000225,033315,033
Samskriti Y. King
95,000225,033320,033
David A. Krall
75,000225,033300,033
Angela T. Tucci
80,000225,033305,033
Vivian Vitale
75,000225,033300,033
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1.The number of outstanding unvested DSUs held by each director as of November 30, 2021 is shown in the table below. No director held stock options.
Name
Unvested DSUs Outstanding at November 30, 2021
Mr. Dacier
5,962
Mr. Egan
4,828
Dr. Gawlick
5,962
Mr. Kane
4,828
Ms. King
7,123
Mr. Krall
4,828
Ms. Tucci
7,123
Ms. Vitale
4,828
2.Represents the fair value of the awards measured at the grant date. The number of units granted to each Director was determined by dividing the grant date value of the award, $225,000, by $46.61, the closing price of our common stock on June 28, 2021.
Stock Ownership Guidelines
Non-employee members of our Board are required to own shares of Progress common stock. The Board of Directors sets and periodically reviews and makes changes to these ownership requirements. In March 2017, our Board of Directors adopted revised stock retention guidelines for non-employee directors. These guidelines provide for all non-employee directors to hold an amount of our common stock, restricted shares, stock options and/or DSUs having a value equal to at least five times the annual cash retainer. Directors have five years to attain this ownership threshold. As of the date of this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, all non-employee directors are in compliance with the stock ownership guidelines.
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ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

The following table sets forth certain information regarding beneficial ownership as of March 16, 2022:


by each person who is known by us to beneficially own more than 5% of the outstanding shares of our common stock;
by each of our directors;
by each of our named executive officers; and
by all of our directors and executive officers as a group.


We have determined beneficial ownership in accordance with the rules of the SEC. Under such rules, beneficial ownership includes any shares over which the individual has sole or shared voting power or investment power as well as any shares that the individual has the right to acquire within 60 days of March 16, 2022, through the exercise of any stock option, warrants or other rights.

The percentage of shares beneficially owned is based on 43,766,260 shares of our common stock outstanding as of March 16, 2022. In computing the number of shares of stock beneficially owned by a person and the percentage ownership of that person, we deemed to be outstanding all shares of our common stock subject to options that are currently vested or exercisable or that will become vested or exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022, restricted stock units that vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022 and fully vested deferred stock units or deferred stock units that vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022. We did not deem these shares outstanding, however, for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.

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Amount and Nature of Beneficial Ownership
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner
Shares Beneficially Owned (1)
Percent of Common Stock Beneficially Owned
BlackRock, Inc. (2)
55 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10055
8,136,36118.6%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. (3)
100 Vanguard Blvd.
Malvern, PA 19355
4,861,20311.1%
Paul T. Dacier (4)
35,446
*
John R. Egan (5)
53,024
*
Stephen Faberman (6)
185,662*
Anthony Folger (7)
48,382
*
Rainer Gawlick (8)
36,446
*
Yogesh Gupta (9)
437,9741.0%
Loren Jarrett (10)
90,490
*
Charles F. Kane (11)
88,208
*
Samskriti King (12)
26,548
*
David A. Krall (13)
97,739
*
Gary Quinn (14)
47,939
*
Angela Tucci (15)
26,548
*
Vivian Vitale (16)
13,141
*
All executive officers and directors as a group (20 persons) (17)
1,386,9783.2%
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*  Less than 1%
(1)All persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of our common stock shown as beneficially owned by them, subject to community property laws where applicable and subject to the other information contained in the footnotes to this table. Unless otherwise noted, the address of such person is c/o Progress Software Corporation, 14 Oak Park Drive, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730.
(2)Derived from Schedule 13G filed on January 27, 2022. The Schedule 13G reported that BlackRock, Inc. (“BlackRock”), a parent holding company through certain of its subsidiaries, beneficially owned 8,136,361 shares of our common stock, with sole voting power over 7,863,874 shares, and sole dispositive power over 8,136,361 shares. The Schedule 13G indicates that more than 5% of our outstanding common stock is being held by the reporting person on behalf of Blackrock Fund Advisors. The address of BlackRock is 55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055.
(3)Derived from Schedule 13G/A filed on February 10, 2022. The Schedule 13G/A reported that The Vanguard Group, Inc. (“Vanguard”), an investment adviser, beneficially owned 4,861,203 shares of our common stock, with shared voting power over 82,915 shares, sole dispositive power over 4,739,462 shares and shared dispositive power over 121,741 shares. The address of Vanguard is 100 Vanguard Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355.
(4)Includes 30,294 fully vested deferred stock units and 5,152 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(5)Includes 48,196 fully vested deferred stock units and 4,828 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(6)Includes 54,236 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that are exercisable as of March 16, 2022; 7,875 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that will be exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022, and 21,534 restricted stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
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(7)Includes 23,494 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that will be exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022, 10,894 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that will be exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022, and 4,536 restricted stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(8)Includes 31,294 fully vested deferred stock units and 5,152 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(9)Includes 312,171 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that are exercisable as of March 16, 2022; 42,418 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that will be exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022, and 14,619 restricted stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(10)Includes 54,236 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that are exercisable as of March 16, 2022; 7,875 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that will be exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022, and 2,689 restricted stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(11)Includes 83,380 fully vested deferred stock units and 4,828 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(12)Includes 21,450 fully vested deferred stock units and 5,098 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(13)Includes 92,911 fully vested deferred stock units and 4,828 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(14)Includes 19,702 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that are exercisable as of March 16, 2022; 8,380 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding stock options that will be exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022; 2,912 restricted stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(15)Includes 21,450 fully vested deferred stock units and 5,098 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(16)Includes 8,313 fully vested deferred stock units and 4,828 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
(17)Includes 568,810 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding options that are exercisable as of March 16, 2022; 106,041 shares issuable upon the exercise of outstanding stock options that will be exercisable within 60 days of March 16, 2022; 58,011 restricted stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022; 210,149 fully vested deferred stock units and 39,812 deferred stock units that will vest within 60 days of March 16, 2022.
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Information related to securities authorized for issuance under equity compensation plans as of November 30, 2021 is as follows (in thousands, except per-share data):
Plan Category
Number of Securities to be Issued Upon Exercise of Outstanding Options, Warrants and Rights
Weighted-average Exercise Price of Outstanding Options, Warrants and Rights
Number of Securities Remaining Available for Future Issuance
Equity compensation plans approved by stockholders (1)
2,193
(2)
$39.747,222
(3)
Equity compensation plans not approved by stockholders (4)
700$42.43574
Total
2,893$40.677,796
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(1)Consists of the 1992 Incentive and Nonqualified Stock Option Plan, 1994 Stock Incentive Plan, 1997 Stock Incentive Plan, 2008 Stock Option and Incentive Plan, and 1991 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
(2)Includes 874,000 restricted stock units under our 2008 Plan. Does not include purchase rights accruing under the ESPP because the purchase price (and therefore the number of shares to be purchased) will not be determined until the end of the purchase period.
(3)Includes 687,000 shares available for future issuance under the ESPP.
(4)Consists of the 2002 Nonqualified Stock Plan and the 2004 Inducement Plan described below.

We have adopted two equity compensation plans, the 2002 Nonqualified Stock Plan and the 2004 Inducement Stock Plan, for which the approval of stockholders was not required. We intend that the issuance of awards under the 2004 Inducement Stock Plan be reserved for persons to whom we may issue securities as an inducement to become employed by us pursuant to the rules and regulations of Nasdaq. An executive officer would be eligible to receive an award under the 2004 Inducement Stock Plan only as an inducement to join us. Executive officers and members of the Board of Directors are not eligible for awards under the 2002 Nonqualified Stock Plan. Awards under the 2002 Nonqualified Stock Plan and the 2004 Inducement Stock Plan may include nonqualified stock options, grants of conditioned stock, unrestricted grants of stock, grants of stock contingent upon the attainment of performance goals and stock appreciation rights. A total of 11,250,000 shares are issuable under the two plans, of which 573,863 shares are available for future issuance.

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ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE
Review, Approval or Ratification of Transactions with Related Persons
Pursuant to the Audit Committee’s charter, which can be found at www.progress.com under the heading "Corporate Governance" located on the “Investor Relations” page, the Audit Committee is responsible for the review and approval of related person transactions. A related person is a director, executive officer, nominee for director or certain stockholders of our company since the beginning of the last fiscal year and their respective immediate family members. A related person transaction is a transaction involving: (1) our company and any related person when the amount involved exceeds $120,000, and (2) the related person has a material direct or indirect interest.

We identify transactions for review and approval in accordance with the policies and procedures set forth in our Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, which can be found at www.progress.com under the heading "Corporate Governance" located on the “Investor Relations” page. The Code of Conduct and Business Ethics requires our employees, including our executive officers, to disclose any potential or actual conflicts of interest to his or her manager, our human capital department or our Chief Compliance Officer. This disclosure also applies to potential conflicts involving immediate family members of employees. We require our directors to complete a questionnaire intended to identify any transactions or potential transactions that must be reported per SEC rules and regulations. This questionnaire also requires our directors to promptly notify us of any changes during the year.

Transactions with Related Persons
During fiscal 2021, neither the Company nor its subsidiaries engaged in any transactions or series of similar transactions in which the amount involved exceeded $120,000 and in which any of our directors or executive officers, any holder of more than 5% of any class of our voting securities or any member of the immediate family of any of the foregoing persons had a direct or indirect material interest, nor are any such transactions currently proposed.

Independence of Members of our Board of Directors
We have determined that all current directors except Yogesh Gupta (our current President and Chief Executive Officer) are independent within the meaning of the director independence standards of NASDAQ and the applicable rules of the SEC. In making this determination, we solicited information from each of the directors regarding whether that director, or any member of his immediate family, had a direct or indirect material interest in any transactions involving our company, was involved in a debt relationship with our company or received personal benefits outside the scope of the director’s normal compensation. We considered the responses of the directors, and independently considered the commercial agreements, acquisitions and other material transactions entered by us during 2021, and determined that none of our non-employee directors had a material interest in those transactions.
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ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES
Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Audit Committee has selected the firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, independent registered public accounting firm, to serve as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2022.
Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm Fees
Aggregate fees billed to us for services performed for the fiscal years ended November 30, 2021 and November 30, 2020 by our independent registered public accounting firm, Deloitte & Touche LLP, were as follows:
20212020
Audit Fees (1)
$
2,384,021
$
2,414,266
Audit-Related Fees (2)
225,000270,000
Tax Fees (3)
5,9322,615
All Other Fees
Total Fees$2,614,953$2,686,881
__________
(1)Represents fees billed for each of the last two fiscal years for professional services rendered for the audit of our annual financial statements included in Form 10-K and reviews of financial statements included in our interim filings on Form 10-Q, as well as statutory audit fees related to our wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries. In accordance with the policy on Audit Committee pre-approval, 100% of audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm are pre-approved.
(2)Represents, for 2021, fees billed for audit services in connection with the acquisition of Kemp, and, for 2020, fees billed for audit services in connection with the acquisition of Chef Software, Inc. and fees billed for audit services in connection with the implementation of Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842).
(3)Includes fees primarily for tax services. In accordance with the policy on Audit Committee pre-approval, 100% of tax services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm are pre-approved.
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Policy on Audit Committee Pre-Approval of Audit and Permissible Non-Audit Services of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The Audit Committee is responsible for appointing, setting compensation, and overseeing the work of our independent registered public accounting firm. The Audit Committee has established a policy regarding pre-approval of all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm.
Requests for specific services by the independent registered public accounting firm which comply with the auditor services policy are reviewed by our Finance, Tax, and Internal Audit departments. Requests approved internally are aggregated and submitted to the Audit Committee in one of the following ways:
request for approval of services at a meeting of the Audit Committee; or
request for approval of services by the Chairman of the Audit Committee and then the approval by the full committee at the next meeting of the Audit Committee.
The request may be made with respect to either specific services or a type of service for predictable or recurring services.
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PART IV
Item 15. Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules
(a) Exhibits
Documents listed below, except for documents followed by parenthetical numbers, are being filed as exhibits. Documents followed by parenthetical numbers are not being filed herewith and, pursuant to Rule 12b-32 of the General Rules and Regulations promulgated by the SEC under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Act), reference is made to such documents as previously filed as exhibits with the SEC. Our file number under the Act is 0-19417.
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101***The following materials from Progress Software Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2021, formatted in iXBRL (Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets as of November 30, 2021 and 2020, (ii) Consolidated Statements of Income for the years ended November 30, 2021, 2020 and 2019, (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the years ended November 30, 2021, 2020 and 2019, (iv) Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the years ended November 30, 2021, 2020 and 2019, and (v) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended November 30, 2021, 2020 and 2019.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)

(1)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 1, 2019.
(2)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on September 9, 2020.
(3)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed of September 27, 2021.
(4)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 14, 2015.
(5)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 14, 2015.
(6)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on May 14, 2015.
(7)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2015.
(8)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended May 31, 2019.
(9)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2011.
(10)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2019.
(11)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 13, 2021.
(12)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2009.
(13)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2009.
(14)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2012.
(15)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2013.
(16)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2015.
(17)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2015.
(18)Incorporated by reference to Appendix A to our definitive Proxy Statement filed April 14, 2021.
(19)Incorporated by reference to Appendix B to our definitive Proxy Statement filed April 14, 2021.
(20)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2013.
(21)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2012.
(22)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended February 28, 2021 filed on April 7, 2021.
(23)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2013.
(24)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.13 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2013.
(25)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.14 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2013.
(26)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.15 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2014.
(27)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 27, 2022.
(28)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 14, 2016.
(29)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on October 14, 2016.
(30)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 17, 2020.
(31)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.20 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2019.
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(32)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.21 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2019.
(33)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.22 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2019.
(34)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 13, 2021.
(35)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 21.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2021.
(36)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 23.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2021.
(37)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 31.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2021.
(38)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 31.2 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2021.
(39)Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 32.1 to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 30, 2021.

*Certain schedules and exhibits have been omitted from this Exhibit pursuant to Item 601(a)(5) of Regulation S-K. Progress Software Corporation will furnish a copy of any omitted schedule or exhibit to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or its staff upon request.
**Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement in which an executive officer or director of Progress Software Corporation participates.
***Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulations S-T, the Interactive Data Files on Exhibit 101 hereto are deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, are deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise are not subject to liability under those sections.
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on the 30th day of March 2022.
PROGRESS SOFTWARE CORPORATION
By:/s/ YOGESH K. GUPTA
Yogesh K. Gupta
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Appendix A
RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP SELECTED FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)
 Fiscal Year Ended% Change
(In thousands, except per share data)November 30, 2021November 30, 2020Non-GAAP
Adjusted revenue:
GAAP revenue$531,313$442,150
Acquisition-related revenue(1)
25,99114,062
Non-GAAP revenue$557,304100 %$456,212100%22%
Adjusted income from operations:
GAAP income from operations$116,10222%$107,72824%
Amortization of acquired intangibles46,9328%27,9466%
Stock-based compensation29,7245%23,4825%
Restructuring expenses and other6,3081%5,9061%
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses
30,0935%17,6994%
Non-GAAP income from operations$229,15941%$182,76140%25%
Adjusted net income:
GAAP net income$78,42015%$79,72218%
Amortization of acquired intangibles46,9328%27,9466%
Stock-based compensation29,7246%23,4825%
Restructuring expenses and other6,3081%5,9061%
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses
30,0935%17,6994%
Amortization of discount on Notes7,2091%— %
Provision for income taxes(25,800)(5)%(14,673)(3)%
Non-GAAP net income$172,88631%$140,08231%23%
Adjusted diluted earnings per share:
GAAP diluted earnings per share$1.76$1.76
Amortization of acquired intangibles1.050.62
Stock-based compensation0.670.51
Restructuring expenses and other0.140.13
Acquisition-related revenue(1) and expenses
0.670.39
Amortization of discount on Notes0.16— 
Provision for income taxes(0.58)(0.32)