Volcom, Inc.'s Chairman Rene R. Woolcott, President and Chief Executive Officer Richard R. Woolcott, and certain other executive officers have adopted separate pre-arranged stock trading plans under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. The plans have been entered into for the purposes of financial planning and asset diversification. Rene Woolcott and Richard Woolcott currently hold 3,196,788 and 3,930,932 shares of the company's common stock, respectively, or 13.2% and 16.2% of the company's total outstanding common stock.
Rene Woolcott may sell up to 480,000 shares from May 2006 through April 2007, with no more than 40,000 shares sold in any one calendar month, except for certain carry-forwards if shares are not sold in prior months, and Richard Woolcott may sell up to 240,000 shares from August 2006 through July 2007, with no more than 20,000 shares sold in any one calendar month, except for certain carry-forwards if shares are not sold in prior months. If the full amount of shares is sold pursuant to the plans, Rene Woolcott and Richard Woolcott will remain the beneficial owners of over 11% and 15%, respectively, of the company's common stock based on the number of shares currently outstanding. Sales of the shares under both of the plans will be subject to pre-determined minimum price terms.
Other executives that entered into stock trading plans to sell up to an aggregate of 199,324 shares of the company's common stock or common stock underlying options from August 2006 through July 2007 include the following:
Maximum Number of Shares to be Sold Name Position Under Plan Douglas P. Collier Chief Financial Officer 114,324 Troy C. Eckert Vice President of Marketing 60,000 Tom D. Ruiz Vice President of Sales 25,000
All of the stock trading plans were adopted in accordance with SEC guidelines. Rule 10b5-1 allows corporate insiders to adopt written, pre-arranged stock trading plans to buy or sell a specified number of shares of company stock. Insiders may adopt such plans when they are not in possession of material, inside information in order to gradually change their investment portfolio to minimize any market effect of stock sales or purchases by spreading them out over an extended period of time, and to avoid concerns about initiating stock transactions while in possession of material, non-public information.