SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13
or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
|Date of Report|
|(Date of earliest|
|event reported):||December 11, 2006|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)|
|(State or other||(Commission File||(IRS Employer|
|jurisdiction of||Number)||Identification No.)|
|3700 West Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208|
|(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)|
|(Registrants telephone number, including area code)|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)|
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|Item 5.02.||Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(e) Shareholders of Harley-Davidson, Inc. (the Company) have approved the Harley-Davidson, Inc. Amended Corporate Short Term Incentive Plan and the Harley-Davidson, Inc. Employee Short Term Incentive Plan.
On December 11, 2006, the Human Resources Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors of the Company established short term incentive criteria for 2007 for the Companys principal executive officer, the Companys principal financial officer and two others who are named executive officers of the Company identified in the Companys proxy statement for its annual meeting of shareholders held on April 29, 2006, filed on Schedule 14A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on March 30, 2006. The two others are the Companys Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and the Companys Vice President and Treasurer. Short term incentive awards for 2007 will be based on the growth rate of earnings per share.
The Committee also established short term incentive criteria for 2007 for approximately 8,800 employees of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, which is comprised of Harley-Davidson Motor Company Operations, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, Inc. and Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. These employees include the President and Chief Operating Officer of Harley-Davidson Motor Company, who is a named executive officer of the Company identified in the Companys proxy statement for its annual meeting of shareholders held on April 29, 2006, filed on Schedule 14A with the Commission on March 30, 2006. Short term incentive awards for 2007 will be based on strategic measures (quality and retail sales) and the growth rate of earnings before interest and taxes.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 15, 2006
|By: /s/ Gail A. Lione|
|Gail A. Lione|
|Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|