lululemon athletica, inc.
lululemon athletica inc. (Form: DEF 14A, Received: 04/30/2014 16:46:37)
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NOTICE OF 2014 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
To Be Held June 11, 2014
TO OUR STOCKHOLDERS:
Notice is hereby given that the 2014 Annual Meeting of the stockholders, or the Annual Meeting, of lululemon athletica inc., a Delaware corporation, will be held on June 11, 2014 , at 12:00 PM , local time, in the Conway Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, located at 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia , for the following purposes:
1. To elect three Class I directors to hold office for a three-year term and until their respective successors are elected and qualified.
2. To ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending February 1, 2015 .
3. To adopt a non-binding resolution to approve the compensation of our executive officers.
4. To approve the adoption of the lululemon athletica inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.
5. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Our board of directors recommends that you vote “FOR”:
Election to our board of directors of the three nominees named in this proxy statement;
Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending February 1, 2015 ;
Approval of a non-binding resolution to approve the compensation of our executive officers; and
Approval of the lululemon athletica inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.
At the 2011 Annual Meeting of stockholders, our stockholders had the opportunity, on a non-binding advisory basis, to inform us on how often stockholders wish to include a “say-on-pay” proposal in our proxy statement. The voting results showed significant support by stockholders for a “say-on-pay” vote every three years. Accordingly, our board of directors determined that the next stockholder advisory vote on executive compensation will be held at our 2014 Annual Meeting of stockholders.
Stockholders of record at the close of business on April 23, 2014 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, this meeting and any adjournment or postponement thereof. In accordance with our bylaws, a list of those stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for examination by any stockholder, for any purpose relating to the meeting, at the office of the Corporate Secretary, lululemon athletica inc., 1818 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, beginning May 2, 2014 . The list will also be available at the Annual Meeting.
We are pleased to continue using the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “Notice and Access” delivery model allowing companies to furnish proxy materials to their stockholders over the Internet. We believe that this delivery process will expedite stockholders’ receipt of proxy materials and lower the costs and reduce the environmental impact of our Annual Meeting. On or about May 2, 2014 , we intend to mail to our stockholders of record as of April 23, 2014 a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, or the Notice, containing instructions on how to access our proxy statement and Annual Report to Stockholders for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 . This Notice also provides instructions on how to vote online and includes instructions on how to receive a paper copy of the proxy materials by mail.

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All stockholders are invited to attend the Annual Meeting. If you are a stockholder of record as of April 23, 2014 , you will be admitted to the meeting if you present a form of photo identification. If you own stock beneficially through a bank, broker or otherwise, you will be admitted to the meeting if you present a form of photo identification and proof of ownership or a valid proxy signed by the record holder. A recent brokerage statement or a letter from a bank or broker are examples of proof of ownership for this purpose. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, please vote your shares via the Internet, as described in the accompanying materials, to assure that your shares are represented at the meeting, or, if you elect to receive a paper copy of the proxy card by mail, you may mark, sign and date the proxy card and return it in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. If you attend the meeting you will, of course, have the right to revoke the proxy and vote your shares in person.             
 
 
 
By order of the Board of Directors,
 
 
 
/s/ Laurent Potdevin
 
Laurent Potdevin
 
Chief Executive Officer
Vancouver, British Columbia
April 25, 2014

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LULULEMON ATHLETICA INC.
PROXY STATEMENT
2014 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
GENERAL INFORMATION
This proxy statement is being provided to solicit proxies on behalf of the board of directors of lululemon athletica inc. for use at the 2014 Annual Meeting of stockholders to be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 , at 12:00 PM , local time, in the Conway Room at the Shangri-La Hotel, located at 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia , and at any adjournment or postponement thereof. We expect to first make this proxy statement available, together with our Annual Report for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 , to stockholders on approximately May 2, 2014 .
Our principal offices are located at 1818 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1C7.
In this proxy statement, we refer to lululemon athletica inc. as lululemon, we, us or the company.
Internet Availability of Annual Meeting Materials
Under rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, we have elected to provide access to our proxy materials over the Internet. Accordingly, we are sending a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, or the Notice, to our stockholders of record. All stockholders will have the ability to access the proxy materials on the website referred to in the Notice or to request to receive a printed set of the proxy materials. Instructions on how to access the proxy materials over the Internet or to request a printed copy may be found in the Notice. You will not receive a printed copy of the proxy materials unless you request one in the manner set forth in the Notice. This permits us to conserve natural resources and reduces our printing costs, while giving stockholders a convenient and efficient way to access our proxy materials and vote their shares.
We intend to mail the Notice on or about May 2, 2014 to all stockholders of record entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.
Who May Vote
Only holders of record of our common stock and holders of record of our special voting stock, at the close of business on April 23, 2014 , or the Record Date, will be entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the Annual Meeting. On the Record Date,  115,503,575 shares of common stock and  29,937,820 shares of special voting stock were issued and outstanding. Each share of common stock is entitled to one vote at the Annual Meeting and each share of special voting stock is entitled to one vote at the Annual Meeting. Holders of common stock and special voting stock will vote together as a single class on all matters that come before the Annual Meeting; accordingly, throughout this proxy statement we refer generally to our outstanding common stock and special voting stock together as our “Common Stock.”
What Constitutes a Quorum
Stockholders may not take action at the Annual Meeting unless there is a quorum present at the meeting. The presence, in person or by proxy, of a majority of the outstanding shares of Common Stock entitled to vote as of the close of business on the Record Date constitutes a quorum. Abstentions and broker non-votes will count toward establishing a quorum. Broker non-votes occur when brokers holding shares in street name for beneficial owners do not receive instructions from the beneficial owners about how to vote the shares. An abstention occurs when a stockholder withholds such stockholder’s vote by checking the “abstain” box on the proxy card, or similarly elects to abstain via the Internet voting. Under the rules that govern brokers who are voting with respect to shares held in street name, brokers have the discretion to vote such shares on routine matters, including the ratification of appointment of independent registered accounting firm.
Vote Required
Proposal No. 1:  Under applicable law and our current bylaws, the three director candidates who receive the greatest number of votes cast for the election of directors by shares present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote shall be elected directors. You are not entitled to cumulative voting rights in the election of directors.
Proposal No. 2:  The ratification of the appointment of our independent registered public accounting firm requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting.
Proposal No. 3: The advisory approval of the compensation of our named executive officers requires the affirmative vote of the majority of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting.

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Proposal No. 4: The approval of the lululemon athletica inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the Annual Meeting.
Voting Process
Shares that are properly voted or for which proxy cards are properly executed and returned will be voted at the Annual Meeting in accordance with the directions given or, in the absence of directions, will be voted “FOR”:
Election to our board of directors of the three nominees named in this proxy statement;
Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending February 1, 2015 ;
Approval of the non-binding resolution to approve the compensation of our executive officers; and
Approval of the lululemon athletica inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.
It is not expected that any other matters will be brought before the Annual Meeting. If, however, other matters are properly presented, the persons named as proxies will vote in accordance with their discretion with respect to such matters.
The manner in which your shares may be voted depends on how your shares are held. If you are the record holder of your shares, meaning you appear as the holder of your shares on the records of our stock transfer agent, you may vote those shares via the Internet, or, if you request a printed copy of the proxy materials, via a proxy card for voting those shares included with the printed proxy materials. If you own shares in street name, meaning you are a beneficial owner with your shares held through a bank or brokerage firm, you may instead receive a voting instruction form with this proxy statement that you may use to instruct your bank or brokerage firm how to vote your shares.
Voting on the Internet
You can vote your shares via the Internet by following the instructions in the Notice. The Internet voting procedures are designed to authenticate your identity and to allow you to vote your shares and confirm your voting instructions have been properly recorded. If you vote via the Internet, you do not need to complete and mail a proxy card. We encourage you to vote your shares via the Internet even if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting.
Voting by Mail
You can vote your shares by mail by requesting a printed copy of the proxy materials sent to your address. When you receive the proxy materials, you may fill out the proxy card enclosed therein and return it per the instructions on the card. By signing and returning the proxy card according to the instructions provided, you are enabling the individuals named on the proxy card, known as “proxies,” to vote your shares at the Annual Meeting in the manner you indicate. If you request a printed copy of the proxy materials, we encourage you to sign and return the proxy card even if you plan to attend the Annual Meeting.
Voting by Telephone
You may be able to vote by telephone. If so, instructions are included with your Notice. If you vote by telephone, you do not need to complete and mail your proxy card.
Attendance and Voting at the Annual Meeting
If you are the record holder of your shares, you may attend the Annual Meeting and vote in person. You will be required to present a form of photo identification for admission to the Annual Meeting. If you own your stock in street name, you may attend the Annual Meeting in person provided that you present a form of photo identification and confirmation of ownership, such as a recent brokerage statement or a letter from a bank or broker, but in order to vote your shares at the Annual Meeting you must obtain a “legal proxy” from the bank or brokerage firm that holds your shares. You should contact your bank or brokerage account representative to obtain a legal proxy.
Revocation
If you are the record holder of your shares, you may revoke a previously granted proxy at any time before the Annual Meeting by delivering to the Secretary of lululemon athletica inc. a written notice of revocation or a duly executed proxy bearing a later date or by attending the Annual Meeting and voting in person. Any stockholder owning shares in street name may change or revoke previously given voting instructions by contacting the bank or brokerage firm holding the shares or by obtaining a legal proxy from

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such bank or brokerage firm and voting in person at the Annual Meeting. Your personal attendance at the Annual Meeting does not revoke your proxy. Your last vote, prior to or at the Annual Meeting, is the vote that will be counted.
Householding
The SEC permits companies to send a single Notice, and for those stockholders that elect to receive a paper copy of proxy materials in the mail one copy of this proxy statement, together with our Annual Report for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 , or fiscal 2013 , to any household at which two or more stockholders reside, unless contrary instructions have been received, but only if we provide advance notice and follow certain procedures. In such cases, each stockholder continues to receive a separate Notice, and for those stockholders that elect to receive a paper copy of proxy materials in the mail, one copy of our fiscal 2013 Annual Report and this proxy statement. This householding process reduces the volume of duplicate information and reduces printing and mailing expenses. We have not instituted householding for stockholders of record; however, certain brokerage firms may have instituted householding for beneficial owners of our Common Stock held through brokerage firms. If your family has multiple accounts holding our Common Stock, you may have already received householding notification from your broker. Please contact your broker directly if you have any questions or require additional copies of the Notice, our fiscal 2013 Annual Report and this proxy statement. The broker will arrange for delivery of a separate copy of the Notice, and, if so requested, a separate copy of these proxy materials promptly upon your written or oral request. You may decide at any time to revoke your decision to household, and thereby receive multiple copies.
Solicitation of Proxies
We pay the cost of soliciting proxies for the Annual Meeting. We solicit by mail, telephone, personal contact and electronic means and arrangements are made with brokerage houses and other custodians, nominees and fiduciaries to send Notices, and if requested, other proxy materials, to beneficial owners. Upon request, we will reimburse them for their reasonable expenses. In addition, our directors, officers and employees may solicit proxies, either personally or by telephone, facsimile or written or electronic mail. Our transfer agent, Computershare Trust Company, N.A., will assist in the solicitation of proxies. The transfer agent does not charge a separate fee for this service. We will reimburse the transfer agent for any expenses related to proxy solicitation. Stockholders are requested to return their proxies without delay.

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PROPOSAL NO. 1
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
We have a classified board of directors currently consisting of three Class I directors, three Class II directors, and four Class III directors, who will serve until the Annual Meetings of stockholders to be held in 2014 , 2015 and 2016 , respectively, and until their respective successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal. At each Annual Meeting of stockholders, directors are elected for a term of three years to succeed those directors whose terms expire at the Annual Meeting dates.
The term of the Class I directors will expire on the date of the upcoming Annual Meeting. Accordingly, three people are to be elected to serve as Class I directors of our board of directors at the Annual Meeting. Based on all information available to the Nominating and Governance Committee of our board of directors and relevant considerations, including the guidelines, criteria and procedures for identifying and evaluating candidates for election to the board of directors set forth in our “Guidelines for Evaluating Director Candidates,” the Nominating and Governance Committee selected Michael Casey , RoAnn Costin and Laurent Potdevin , the current Class I members of our board of directors, as the candidates who, in the view of the Nominating and Governance Committee, are most suited for membership on our board of directors at this time. Accordingly, the Nominating and Governance Committee recommended Mr. Casey , Ms. Costin and Mr. Potdevin as nominees for election to the three Class I positions. Our board considered the recommendation of the Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as all information available to it and other relevant considerations, and has nominated for election by the stockholders to the Class I positions Mr. Casey , Ms. Costin , and Mr. Potdevin . If elected, Mr. Casey , Ms. Costin , and Mr. Potdevin will serve as Class I directors until our Annual Meeting of stockholders in 2017 and until their successors are duly elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.
Our board of directors has no reason to believe that any of the nominees listed above will be unable to serve as a director. If, however, any nominee becomes unavailable, the proxies will have discretionary authority to vote for a substitute nominee. There are no family relationships among any of the directors or executive officers.
Unless authority to do so is withheld, the persons named as proxies will vote “FOR” the election of the nominees listed above.
The following table sets forth the name and age of each director and director nominee, the positions and offices held by each director and the period during which the director has served as a director of lululemon.
 
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Occupation

Director
Since
Class I Directors whose terms expire at the 2014 Annual Meeting


Michael Casey

68

Senior Advisor to Starbucks Corporation

2007
RoAnn Costin

61

President of Wilderness Point Investments

2007
Laurent Potdevin

47

Chief Executive Officer

2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class II Directors whose terms expire at the 2015 Annual Meeting


Martha A.M. Morfitt

56

Principal of River Rock Partners Inc.

2008
Rhoda M. Pitcher

59

Managing Partner of Rhoda M. Pitcher, Inc.

2005
Emily White

35

Chief Operating Officer of Snapchat, Inc.

2011
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Class III Directors whose terms expire at the 2016 Annual Meeting


Robert Bensoussan

55

Director, Sirius Equity LLP

2013
William H. Glenn

57

President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Business Travel of American Express Company

2012
Thomas G. Stemberg

65

Managing Partner of Highland Consumer Fund

2005
Dennis J. Wilson

58

Founder of lululemon

1998
Director Nominees
Background information on each of Michael Casey , RoAnn Costin , and Laurent Potdevin , the three Class I nominees, appears under “Corporate Governance — Our Board of Directors”.
Vote Required and Board Recommendation
If a quorum is present and voting, the three nominees for Class I directors receiving the highest number of votes will be elected as Class I directors. Abstentions and broker non-votes have no effect on the vote.
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Class I director nominees to hold office as directors until the 2017 Annual Meeting of stockholders, and until their successors are elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Our Board of Directors
The following is brief description of each nominee who is currently a member of the board of directors and each director of lululemon whose term of office will continue after the Annual Meeting:
Class I Director Nominees for Election at the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Michael Casey has been a member of our board of directors since October 2007 and is expected to begin serving as Chairman of the Board prior to the 2014 Annual Meeting. He retired from Starbucks Corporation in October 2007, where he had served as Senior Vice President and CFO from August 1995 to September 1997, and Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer from September 1997 to October 2007. Subsequent to retirement he served as a Senior Advisor to Starbucks Corporation from October 2007 to May 2008 and from November 2008 to present. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Casey was Executive Vice President and CFO for Family Restaurant, Inc. and President and CEO of El Torito Restaurants, Inc. He was also a member of the board of directors of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc from January 2001 to May 2012. Mr. Casey graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. degree in Economics and Harvard Business School with an MBA degree. Our board of directors selected Mr. Casey to serve as director because he has extensive experience in corporate finance and accounting, managing retail-focused industry operations, strategic planning and public company corporate governance. The Board believes his service on executive, audit and compensation committees of other companies allows him to provide significant insight to our board of directors.
RoAnn Costin has been a member of our board of directors since March 2007. Ms. Costin has served as the President of Wilderness Point Investments, a financial investment firm, since 2005. In 2011, she co-founded Paola Quadretti Worldwide, a women’s made-to-measure clothing company and is chairperson of its board of directors. From 1992 until 2005, Ms. Costin served as the President of Reservoir Capital Management, Inc., an investment advisory firm. Ms. Costin also sits on the board of OLLY Shoes, a retailer of children's shoes and accessories, City Sports, Inc., a regional specialty sporting goods retailer of footwear, equipment and apparel, and Alvin Valley Holdings, Inc., a retailer of designer women's clothing, all of which are non-public companies. Ms. Costin received a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Our board of directors selected Ms. Costin to serve as director because she has extensive experience in corporate finance and strategic planning. Our board of directors believes her extensive management experience with respect to both public and private companies allows her to provide our board of directors with significant insight on the retail industry.
Laurent Potdevin was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors in December 2013, and has served in those roles since January 2014. Mr. Potdevin previously worked at Toms Shoes, a socially-conscious shoe company, where he served as President since May 2011. From 1995 to 2010, he worked at Burton Snowboards, one of the world’s largest and premier snowboarding companies, serving in various capacities including as President and CEO from 2005 to 2010. Prior to joining Burton Snowboards, Mr. Potdevin worked at Louis Vuitton and LVMH. Mr. Potdevin received degrees from Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, in France, and the Engineering School, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. Our board of directors selected Mr. Potdevin because of his extensive experience at premium, technical athletic apparel and lifestyle-centric retail companies, and deep understanding of the importance of top-quality technical design, retail marketing strategies, and the power of building a strong brand.
Class II Directors Continuing in Office until the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Martha A.M. (Marti) Morfitt has been a member of our board of directors since December 2008. She has served as a principal of River Rock Partners, Inc., a business and cultural transformation consulting firm, since 2008. Ms. Morfitt served as the CEO of Airborne, Inc. from October 2009 to March 2012. She served as the President and CEO of CNS, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of consumer healthcare products, from 2001 through March 2007. From 1998 to 2001, she was Chief Operating Officer of CNS, Inc. Ms. Morfitt currently serves on the boards of directors of Graco, Inc., a publicly-traded fluid handling systems and components company, and Life Time Fitness, Inc., a publicly-traded operator of fitness and athletic centers. She received her HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Our board of directors selected Ms. Morfitt to serve as director because she has extensive public board experience, and years of leading and managing branded consumer business operations and strategic planning.
Rhoda M. Pitcher has been a member of our board of directors since December 2005. Since 1996 she has served as Managing Partner of Rhoda M Pitcher Inc., a management consulting firm providing services in organizational strategy and the building of executive capability to Fortune 500 corporations, institutions, start-ups and non-profits. From 1978 to 1997, Ms. Pitcher co-founded, built and sold two international consulting firms. Ms. Pitcher holds a Master’s degree in Organization Development from University Associates. Our board of directors selected Ms. Pitcher to serve as director because she has extensive experience in management

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consulting, culture development and strategic planning. Our board of directors believes her considerable knowledge of our business gained from more than eight years as a director of lululemon makes her well suited to provide advice with respect to our strategic plans, culture and marketing programs.
Emily White has been a member of our board of directors since November 2011. Emily is the Chief Operating Officer of Snapchat, Inc., a photo messaging application. She was previously the Director of Business Operations, Instagram at Facebook Inc., a social networking company, responsible for monetization, partnerships, user operations and all business-related functions. From September 2010 to March 2012 she was Senior Director of Local and then Mobile Partnerships at Facebook Inc. Prior to joining Facebook, she was at Google, Inc. running the North American Online Sales and Operations channel from 2001 to November 2007 and the Asia Pacific & Latin America business from November 2007 to October 2009. From October 2009 through September 2010, Ms. White ran the Local and Commerce monetization businesses of Google, Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of the National Center for Women in IT, a non-profit coalition working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT. She received a BS in Art History from Vanderbilt University. Our board of directors selected Ms. White to serve as a director because of her extensive experience with social networking and technology companies, her understanding of the demographics in which our principal customers reside and the diversity in background and experience she provides to our board of directors.
Class III Directors Continuing in Office until the 2016 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Robert Bensoussan has been a member of our board of directors since January 2013. Since 2008, Mr. Bensoussan has been a Director and the majority owner of Sirius Equity LLP, a UK company that invests in retail and brands based in the UK and Europe. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Bensoussan served as Executive Chairman and CEO of LK Bennett, a UK fashion retailer, and has acted as non-Executive Chairman since 2012. He has also acted as the Non-Executive Chairman of Jeckerson Spa (Italy) since May 2008 and of feelunique.com (UK) since December 2012. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Bensoussan was CEO of Jimmy Choo Ltd, a privately held UK luxury shoe wholesaler and retailer and was also a member of the Board of Jimmy Choo Ltd from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Bensoussan serves on the boards of directors of Inter Parfums Inc., a publicly-traded manufacturer of fragrances and fragrance-related products, Celio International (Belgium), a retailer of men’s clothing, Zen Cars (Belgium), an electric car rental company, Aurenis (France) a part-works publisher, L.K.Bennett (London), a retailer of women’s clothing and shoes, and Jeckerson S.p.A. (Italy), a retailer of men’s sportswear. Our board of directors selected Mr. Bensoussan to serve as director because he has extensive executive management and director experience in the apparel, accessories and fragrances industry. The board believes his experience as chief executive officer and director of international branded luxury goods operations will provide unique insight and vision to our board of directors.
William H. Glenn has been a member of our board of directors since December 2012. Mr. Glenn is President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Business Travel for American Express Company (NYSE: AXP). Mr. Glenn joined American Express in 2002 where he served as President of the Merchant Services division with responsibility for worldwide operations, pricing, marketing and strategy for the merchant network that serves both a proprietary business and network issuing partners. In this role he also led the American Express Company’s efforts to expand card acceptance in new categories such as business-to-business transactions and quick service restaurants. In 2011 he was appointed to President of Global Corporate Payments and Global Commercial Services and in 2014 he was appointed to his current role overseeing Global Business Travel. Before he joined American Express, Mr. Glenn served as President of Pepsi-Cola North America’s Food Service Division overseeing sales, marketing, operations, customer service and finance for the unit. Mr. Glenn began his career at Procter & Gamble and holds a BA and MBA from Lehigh University. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council. Our board of directors selected Mr. Glenn to serve as director because he has extensive experience in managing retail-focused industry operations, including sales, marketing, operations, customer service, finance and strategic planning. The board believes his experience in worldwide operations, pricing, marketing and strategy allows him to provide significant insight to our board of directors.
Thomas G. Stemberg has been a member of our board of directors since December 2005. Since March 2007, he has been the managing partner of Highland Consumer Fund, a venture capital firm. From February 2005 until March 2007, he was a venture partner with Highland Capital Partners. Mr. Stemberg co-founded Staples, Inc., an office supplies retailer, serving as the chairman of its board of directors from 1988 to 2005, and as its CEO from 1986 until 2002. He serves on the boards of directors of CarMax, Inc., a publicly-traded retailer of used cars, PETsMART, Inc., a publicly-traded retailer of pet supplies and products, Guitar Center, Inc., a retailer of musical instruments, and City Sports, Inc., a regional specialty sporting goods retailer of footwear, equipment and apparel. He received an AB in Physical Science from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Harvard Business school. Our board of directors selected Mr. Stemberg to serve as director because of his extensive experience in managing and directing retail industry operations, public company corporate governance and executive compensation. Our board of directors believes his extensive experience in a variety of leadership roles of retail companies allows him to provide significant insight and expertise to our board of directors.
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seat on our board of directors. He served as our Chief Innovation and Branding Officer from March 2010 to January 2012, and from December 2005 until March 2010, he served as our Chief Product Designer. Mr. Wilson was our Chief Executive Officer from 1998 until December 2005. In 1980, Mr. Wilson founded Westbeach Snowboard Ltd., a surf, skate and snowboard vertical retailer, and served as its CEO from 1980 until 1995, and as its Head of Design and Production from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Wilson received his BA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Our board of directors selected Mr. Wilson to serve as director because, as the original founder of the company, he is in a unique position to support continuity in both our product vision and our cultural values. He also has extensive experience in leading and managing retail industry operations and strategic planning.
Independence of the Board
Pursuant to the listing standards of The NASDAQ Stock Market, or NASDAQ, a majority of the members of our board of directors must qualify as “independent” within the meaning of NASDAQ Rule 5605, as affirmatively determined by our board of directors. Our board of directors consults with our outside legal counsel to ensure that its determinations are consistent with relevant securities and other laws and regulations regarding the definition of “independent,” including those set forth in the NASDAQ listing standards in effect at the time of the determination.
Consistent with these considerations, after review of all relevant transactions or relationships between each director and director nominee, or any of his or her family members, and lululemon, our senior management and our independent auditors, our board of directors has affirmatively determined that the following eight directors and director nominees are independent directors within the meaning of the applicable NASDAQ listing standards: Robert Bensoussan , Michael Casey , RoAnn Costin , William H. Glenn , Martha A.M. Morfitt , Rhoda M. Pitcher , Thomas G. Stemberg , and Emily White . In making this determination, our board of directors found that none of these directors and director nominees had a material or other disqualifying relationship with the company. Dennis J. Wilson, the Chairman of the Board, and Laurent Potdevin, our Chief Executive Officer, are not independent directors by virtue of their current or former employment with lululemon.
Executive Sessions
Non-management directors meet in an executive session without management present each time our board of directors holds its regularly scheduled meetings. Michael Casey has been designated by our board of directors to act as the Lead Director for such executive sessions of non-management directors.
Committees and Meeting Attendance
Our board of directors has three standing committees, including an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating and Governance Committee. Each of these committees operates under a written charter adopted by our board of directors. Copies of these charters are available on our website at www.lululemon.com. Our board of directors held nine meetings of the full board of directors during fiscal 2013 . Each of the standing committees of our board of directors held the number of meetings indicated below. During fiscal 2013 , each of our directors attended at least 75% of the total number of meetings of our board of directors and all of the committees of our board of directors on which such director served during that period. Directors are encouraged to attend our Annual Meetings of stockholders. All of our directors attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of stockholders.
The following table sets forth the three standing committees of our board of directors, the members of each committee during fiscal 2013 and the number of meetings held by each committee:
 
Name of Director

Audit

Compensation

Nominating and
Governance
Robert Bensoussan
 
 
 
 
 
Member
Michael Casey
 
Member
 
 
 
Chair
RoAnn Costin
 
 
 
Member
 
 
William H. Glenn
 
Member
 
 
 
 
Martha A.M. Morfitt
 
Chair
 
 
 
 
Rhoda M. Pitcher
 
 
 
Member
 
Member
Thomas G. Stemberg
 
 
 
Chair
 
Member
Jerry Stritzke (1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emily White
 
Member
 
 
 
 
Number of meetings in fiscal 2013
 
5
 
7
 
5
_________ 
(1)  
Mr. Stritzke resigned as a director in September 2013.

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Audit Committee
The Audit Committee is appointed by our board of directors to assist it in fulfilling its financial oversight responsibilities by overseeing the accounting and financial reporting processes of lululemon and audits of our financial statements. The Audit Committee’s primary duties and responsibilities include:
Appointing and retaining our independent registered public accounting firm, approving all audit, review, and other services to be provided by our independent registered public accounting firm and determining the compensation to be paid for such services;
Overseeing the integrity of our financial reporting process and systems of internal controls regarding accounting and finance;
Overseeing the qualifications, independence, and performance of our independent registered public accounting firm;
Overseeing lululemon’s risk assessment and risk management policies, procedures and practices;
Reviewing and, if appropriate, approving any related party transactions;
Reviewing lululemon’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics applicable to all directors, officers, and employees, and monitoring and approving any modifications or waivers of such code;
Providing a means for processing complaints and anonymous submissions by employees of concerns regarding accounting or auditing matters; and
Monitoring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
The current members of the Audit Committee are Michael Casey , William H. Glenn , Martha A.M. Morfitt (Chairperson) , and Emily White . Our board of directors has determined that each of the members of the Audit Committee is “independent” for purposes of the NASDAQ listing requirements as they apply to audit committee members and that Mr. Casey, Mr. Glenn and Ms. Morfitt qualify as “audit committee financial experts” under the rules of the SEC. The Audit Committee held five meetings during fiscal 2013 .
Compensation Committee
The Compensation Committee has been delegated authority by our board of directors to oversee all significant aspects of lululemon’s compensation policies and programs, including:
Reviewing and approving the compensation and annual performance objectives and goals of all of our executive officers;
Reviewing, approving, and administering incentive-based and equity-based compensation plans in which our executive officers participate;
Evaluating risks created by our compensation policies and practices and considering any reasonably likely effect of such risks;
Reviewing and recommending to our board of directors new executive compensation programs; and
Reviewing and recommending to our board of directors proposed changes in director compensation.
The current members of the Compensation Committee are RoAnn Costin , Rhoda M. Pitcher , and Thomas G. Stemberg (Chairperson) . Our board of directors has determined that each of the members of the Compensation Committee is “independent” for purposes of the Nasdaq listing standards. The Compensation Committee held seven meetings during fiscal 2013 .
Nominating and Governance Committee
The Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for matters relating to the corporate governance of our company as well as identifying individuals qualified to become members of our board of directors or any of its committees, recommending nominees for election as directors at each stockholder meeting at which directors are to be elected, and recommending candidates to fill any vacancies on our board of directors or any of its committees. The current members of the Nominating and Governance Committee are Michael Casey (Chairperson) , Rhoda M. Pitcher , Thomas G. Stemberg , and Robert Bensoussan . Our board of directors has determined that each of the members of the Nominating and Governance Committee is “independent” for purposes of the NASDAQ listing standards. The Nominating and Governance Committee held five meetings during fiscal 2013 .
Director Nominations
The Nominating and Governance Committee considers recommendations for nominees from directors, officers, employees, stockholders, and others based upon each candidate’s qualifications, including whether a candidate possesses any of the specific qualities and skills desirable in members of our board of directors. Nominees for our board of directors must be committed to

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enhancing long-term stockholder value and possess a high level of personal and professional ethics, sound business judgment, appropriate experience and achievements, personal character and integrity. Members of our board of directors are expected to understand our business and the industry in which we operate, regularly attend meetings of our board of directors and committee meetings, participate in meetings and decision making processes in an objective and constructive manner and be available to advise our officers and management. Evaluations of candidates generally involve a review of background materials, internal discussions, and interviews with selected candidates, as appropriate. Upon selection of a qualified candidate, the Nominating and Governance Committee recommends the candidate to our board of directors. The Nominating and Governance Committee may engage consultants or third-party search firms to assist in identifying and evaluating potential nominees.
The Nominating and Governance Committee does not have a formal policy regarding the consideration of diversity in identifying nominees for directors. Once the Nominating and Governance Committee has confirmed that an individual meets the general qualifications for a director, and has further determined that such individual is appropriately qualified to serve on our board of directors, the Nominating and Governance Committee then considers the extent to which the membership of the candidate on our board of directors would promote a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences among the directors, including expertise and experience in a diversity of substantive matters pertaining to our business. However, our board of directors does not believe the subjective and varying nature of this nomination process lend itself to a formal policy or fixed rules with respect to the diversity of our board of directors.
The Nominating and Governance Committee will consider director candidates recommended by stockholders. The Nominating and Governance Committee will evaluate director candidates in light of several factors, including the general criteria set forth above. Stockholders who wish to recommend individuals for consideration by the Nominating and Governance Committee to become nominees for election to our board of directors at an Annual Meeting of stockholders must do so in accordance with the procedures set forth in “Stockholder Proposals to be Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders” section of this proxy statement and in compliance with our bylaws. Each submission must set forth: the name and address of the stockholder on whose behalf the submission is made; the number of our shares that are owned beneficially by such stockholder as of the date of the submission and the time period for which such shares have been held; the derivative securities interests owned beneficially by such stockholder as of the date of the submission; a statement from the record holder of the shares and derivative securities interests verifying the holdings; the full name of the proposed candidate; a description of the proposed candidate’s business experience for at least the previous five years; complete biographical information for the proposed candidate; a description of the proposed candidate’s qualifications as a director; and any other information described in our bylaws and in our “Guidelines for Evaluating Director Candidates,” which is available on our website at www.lululemon.com. To date, the Nominating and Governance Committee has not received a director nomination from a stockholder or stockholders holding more than 5% of our voting stock.
Board Structure
We have a classified board structure where board members are elected to three-year terms, such that generally every year only one-third of the directors are considered for election or re-election. We have had this board structure continuously since lululemon became a publicly traded company in 2007. Our board of directors believes that the classified board structure has served lululemon and our stockholders well and continues to benefit our stockholders.
Our board of directors and its current governance structure has overseen a sustained period of strong performance. Our commitment to the value and reputation of the lululemon athletica brand, the concentrated efforts of our board of directors, and the constant focus on our mission and core values have produced strong financial performance over time. We believe that continuity in membership of our board of directors has assisted in consistent application of our heritage of combining performance and style to achieve our goals.
Our board of directors believes that a classified board structure provides valuable stability and continuity of leadership for lululemon which is important to long-term stockholder value. With three-year terms, directors develop a deeper understanding of our business, competitive environment, and strategic goals. Experienced directors are better positioned to provide effective oversight and advice consistent with the long-term best interest of stockholders. Electing directors to three-year terms also enhances the independence of non-employee directors. The longer term reduces the influence of special interest groups or significant stockholders who may have agendas contrary to the majority of stockholders and lululemon’s own long-term goals.
Our stockholders have repeatedly and consistently registered their approval of the decision making of our board of directors. They have also registered their approval of the board of directors, by a margin of nearly 100% of the votes cast in the last three elections. Similarly, in 2011 stockholders approved the compensation of our named executive officers by a vote of the holders of approximately 85% of our outstanding stock voting for approval.
In addition, our board of directors intends that the classified board structure be a safeguard against a purchaser gaining control of lululemon without paying fair value. Because only one-third of the directors are elected at any Annual Meeting, a majority of the board of directors cannot be replaced at a single Annual Meeting. A classified board does not preclude a change in control of lululemon. It does, however, provide the board of directors more time and flexibility to evaluate the adequacy and fairness of proposed

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offers, to implement the optimal method of enhancing stockholder value, to protect stockholders against abusive tactics during a takeover process, and to negotiate the best terms for all stockholders, without the threat of imminent removal of a majority of board members. Our board of directors believes that without a classified board structure, the board of directors’ power to deal with proposals it believes are unfair to lululemon’s stockholders or inadequate would be significantly reduced.
Board Leadership Structure
Our board of directors believes that one of its most important functions is to protect stockholders’ interests through independent oversight of management, including the Chief Executive Officer. However, our board of directors does not believe that effective management oversight necessarily mandates a particular management structure, such as a separation of the role and identities of the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Our board of directors considers it important to retain flexibility to exercise its judgment as to the most appropriate management structure for lululemon, based on the particular circumstances facing lululemon from time to time.
Currently, the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer are held by separate persons because our board of directors has determined that this structure aids in the oversight of management and is in the best interests of our company and our stockholders at this point in time. Dennis J. Wilson currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
 Our board of directors has also appointed Michael Casey as Lead Director. Since our Chairman of the Board, Dennis J. Wilson, is a substantial stockholder and is a former employee of the company, our board of directors believes it is desirable also to appoint one of its independent members as Lead Director to provide an additional level of independent oversight over management. The Lead Director, together with the Chairman of the Board, performs numerous functions, including working with the Chief Executive Officer and the chairpersons of the committees of our board of directors to develop agendas for meetings of our board of directors and its committees. In addition, the Lead Director presides at meetings of our board of directors when the Chairman of the Board is not present, develops agendas for executive sessions of the non-management directors, serves as a liaison between the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer and the other non-management directors, approves information sent to our board of directors, approves meeting agendas and schedules for our board of directors, has the authority to call meetings of the non-management directors and performs such other functions and responsibilities as requested by the Chairman of the Board or our board of directors from time to time.
As previously announced, Mr. Wilson informed the board of directors that he is resigning from the position of Chairman of the Board, and will step down from the role effective prior to the 2014 Annual Meeting. The board of directors has selected Mr. Casey as the next Chairman of the Board. Mr. Casey is expected to assume this role prior to the 2014 Annual Meeting. Mr. Wilson will retain a seat on the board of directors.
Communications with Directors
Stockholders may communicate with members of our board of directors by transmitting correspondence by mail, facsimile or email, addressed as follows:
Corporate Secretary
c/o lululemon athletica inc.
1818 Cornwall Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6J 1C7
Facsimile: (604) 874-6124
Email: investors@lululemon.com
The Corporate Secretary will, as appropriate, forward communication to our board of directors or to any individual director, directors, or committee of our board of directors to whom the communication is directed.
Code of Business Conduct and Ethics
We have adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that applies to all of the officers, directors and employees of lululemon and our subsidiaries. The most current version is available on our website at www.lululemon.com. If we make any substantive amendments to the code or grant any waiver from a provision of the code to any executive officer or director, we will promptly disclose the nature of the amendment or waiver on our website, as well as via any other means required by Nasdaq rules or applicable law.
2011 “Say-on-Pay” Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation
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expressed substantial support for the compensation of our named executive officers (which term includes our chief executive officer, chief financial officer and each of our next three most highly compensated executive officers during a particular fiscal year), with holders of approximately 85% of our outstanding stock voting for approval of the “say-on-pay” advisory vote on executive compensation. Additionally, a majority of our voting stockholders approved a “say-on-frequency” advisory vote of every three years for the frequency of future “say-on-pay” advisory votes.
The Compensation Committee evaluated the results of the 2011 “say-on-pay” and “say-on-frequency” advisory votes at its meeting held in September 2011. The Compensation Committee also considered many other factors in evaluating our executive compensation programs as discussed in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, including the Compensation Committee’s assessment of the interaction of our compensation programs with our corporate business objectives, evaluations of our programs by external consultants and a review of compensation data for a comparative group of peers. While each of these factors bore on the Compensation Committee’s decisions regarding the compensation of our named executive officers, the Compensation Committee did not make any changes to our executive compensation policies and practices as a direct result of the 2011 “say-on-pay” advisory vote. Our board of directors also determined that the next “say-on-pay” advisory vote on executive compensation will be held at our 2014 Annual Meeting of stockholders. Further details are outlined under Proposal No. 3.
Risk Oversight
In its governance role, and particularly in exercising its duty of care and diligence, our board of directors is responsible for ensuring that appropriate risk management policies and procedures are in place to protect the company’s assets and business. While our board of directors has the ultimate oversight responsibility for the risk management process, our board of directors has delegated to the Audit Committee the initial responsibility of overseeing the company’s risk assessment and risk management. In fulfilling its delegated responsibility, the Audit Committee has directed management to ensure that an approach to risk management is implemented as a part of the day-to-day operations of lululemon, and to design internal control systems with a view to identifying and managing material risks.
On a periodic basis (not less than quarterly), the Audit Committee reviews and discusses with our Chief Executive Officer, our risk and compliance team and our internal auditors the company’s significant financial risk exposures and the steps that management has taken to monitor, control and report such risks. In addition, the Audit Committee regularly evaluates the company’s policies, procedures and practices with respect to enterprise risk assessment and risk management, including discussions with management about material risk exposures and the steps being taken to monitor, control and report such risks. The Audit Committee reports its activities to the full board of directors on a regular basis (not less than annually) and in that regard makes such recommendations to our board of directors with respect to risk assessment and management as it may deem necessary or appropriate.
On a periodic basis (not less than annually), the Compensation Committee reviews the various design elements of our compensation policies and practices to determine whether any of their aspects encourage excessive or inappropriate risk-taking by our executive officers. The Compensation Committee reports its activities in this regard to the full board of directors and makes such recommendations to our board of directors with respect to our compensation policies and practices as it may deem necessary or appropriate.
Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
The three current members of the Compensation Committee, RoAnn Costin , Rhoda M. Pitcher , and Thomas G. Stemberg (Chairperson) , have never served as one of our officers or employees. None of our executive officers currently serve, or in fiscal 2013 served, as a member of the board of directors or compensation committee of any entity that has one or more executive officers who serve on our board of directors or Compensation Committee.
Director and Officer Stock Ownership Guidelines
In June 2008, we adopted our director and officer stock ownership guidelines due to our belief that our non-employee directors and certain of our executive officers should have a meaningful ownership stake in lululemon to underscore the alignment of executive officer, director, and stockholder interests and to encourage a long-term perspective in our management. Accordingly, our Nominating and Governance Committee adopted formal stock ownership guidelines, as amended through the current date, as follows:
 
Position
 
Minimum Ownership Guidelines
 
 
(Dollar Value of Shares)
Non-employee directors
 
5 x Annual Retainer Compensation
Chief Executive Officer
 
6 x Base Salary
Other executive officers reporting to Chief Executive Officer
 
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  Our non-employee directors and certain of our executive officers that are subject to the guidelines are encouraged to comply with the guidelines by the later of April 2014 and five years after their date of hire, appointment or election.
Executive Officers
We designate persons serving in the following positions as our “executive officers”: our chief executive officer, our chief financial officer, and our vice presidents who are in charge of a principal unit of our business, or perform a policy-making function for us. Our executive officers and their ages as of May 2, 2014 were as follows: 
Name
 
Age
 
Position
 
Officer
Since
Laurent Potdevin
 
47

 
Chief Executive Officer
 
2014
John E. Currie
 
58

 
Chief Financial Officer
 
2007
Tara Poseley
 
48

 
Chief Product Officer
 
2013
Delaney Schweitzer
 
42

 
Executive Vice President, Retail Operations
 
2010
Laura Klauberg
 
59

 
Senior Vice President, Brand and Community
 
2012
Laurent Potdevin’s biographical summary is included under “Corporate Governance — Our Board of Directors.”
John E. Currie has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2007. Prior to joining lululemon, he worked for Intrawest Corporation, a provider of destination resorts and leisure travel, from 1989 to 2006, including as CFO from 2004 to 2006, and Senior Vice President, Financing & Taxation, from 1997 to 2004. Prior to joining Intrawest, he held senior financial positions within the BCE Group, a telecommunications service provider, and was a specialist in international taxation with a major accounting firm. Mr. Currie was a member of the board of directors of Hathor Exploration Limited from November 2006 to January 2012. He has been a member of the board of directors for the Vancouver Airport Authority since November 2012 and Clearly Contacts Inc. since April 2012. He is a chartered accountant, and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.
Tara Poseley has served as our Chief Product Officer since November 2013. Prior to joining lululemon, she served as President of Kmart Apparel, a multi-channel, multi-category business with several billion in revenue, at which she was responsible for the revitalization of Kmart Apparel and the launch of several new product collections to attract a younger and multi-cultural customer. Previously, she held the position of Interim President at Bebe Stores, Inc, President of Disney Stores North America (The Children's Place), and CEO of Design Within Reach (DWR). Ms. Poseley also held a range of senior merchandising and design management positions during her 15 year tenure at Gap Inc.
Delaney Schweitzer has served as our Executive Vice President, Retail Operations since March 2014. Ms. Schweitzer began her career at lululemon in 2002. As one of the company’s pioneers, Ms. Schweitzer helped grow the company from one store in Canada to 254 total stores at the end of fiscal 2013. Since her days as a lululemon educator, then store manager, Ms. Schweitzer has served in various capacities within lululemon, including Director of Training and Culture, Director of Original Intent and Executive Vice President, Retail Operations North America. She currently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Retail Operations, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s store operations including directing the area managers and regional managers, store design, overseeing strategic sales and managing the store operations team. Prior to joining lululemon, Ms. Schweitzer spent 10 years in the hospitality industry as a general manager. She is a graduate of the Executive Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Laura Klauberg has served as our Senior Vice President, Brand and Community since April 2012. She is responsible for building the brand globally, leveraging its strong community relationships through social, grassroots and digital platforms. Formerly, Ms. Klauberg was Senior Vice President of Global Media, Unilever, based in London where she was responsible for building highly innovative media campaigns for a portfolio of global brands via enhanced capabilities in content, digital, media planning and buying. Prior to her most recent media roles, she was Senior Vice-President, Global Marketing for Unilever Cosmetics International, the global prestige fragrance marketer of such well-known brands as Calvin Klein, Vera Wang and Cerruti, and prior to that she was Vice President Skin Care, North America. She held a variety of brand marketing roles throughout her career at Unilever. Prior to Unilever, Ms. Klauberg joined Cheseborough-Pond’s from Clairol, where she first began her career in brand management after receiving her MBA from New York University. She holds a BS from Cornell University. Ms. Klauberg is on the board of directors of Seventh Generation, a privately held maker of sustainable home and personal care products.


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PROPOSAL NO. 2
RATIFICATION OF SELECTION OF
INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
The Audit Committee of our board of directors has selected PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP , or PwC , as our independent registered public accounting firm to audit the consolidated financial statements of lululemon for the fiscal year ending February 1, 2015 . PwC has acted in such capacity since its appointment in fiscal 2006. A representative of PwC is expected to be present at the Annual Meeting, with the opportunity to make a statement if the representative desires to do so, and is expected to be available to respond to appropriate questions.
Stockholder ratification of the selection of PwC as our independent registered public accounting firm is not required by our bylaws or otherwise. However, the board of directors is submitting the selection of PwC to the stockholders for ratification as a matter of good corporate governance practice. If the stockholders fail to ratify the selection, the Audit Committee will reconsider whether or not to retain that firm. Even if the selection is ratified, the Audit Committee at its discretion may direct the selection of a different independent registered public accounting firm at any time during the year if it determines that such a change would be in the best interests of lululemon and our stockholders.
Fees for Professional Services
The following table sets forth the aggregate fees billed to lululemon for the fiscal years ended February 2, 2014 and February 3, 2013 by PwC :  
    


Fiscal 2013

Fiscal 2012
Audit Fees (1)

$
736,924


$
676,336

Audit-Related Fees (2)

$
12,636


$
43,966

Tax Fees (3)

$
25,273


$

All Other Fees (4)

$


$
240,341

 __________
(1)  
Audit Fees consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for the audit of our consolidated annual financial statements and review of the interim consolidated financial statements included in our quarterly reports and services that are normally provided by PwC in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements, including issuance of comfort letters to underwriters and consent procedures in connection public filings.
(2)  
Audit-Related Fees consist of fees billed for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit or review of our consolidated financial statements and are not reported under “Audit Fees.”
(3)  
Tax Fees consist of fees billed for professional services rendered for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning (domestic and international). These services include assistance regarding federal, state and international tax compliance, acquisitions and international tax planning.
(4)  
All Other Fees consist of fees for products and services other than the services reported above.
None of the services related to Audit-Related Fees, Tax Fees or All Other Fees described above was approved by the Audit Committee pursuant to the waiver of pre-approval provisions set forth in applicable rules of the SEC. The Audit Committee’s policy is to pre-approve all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by our independent registered public accounting firm. These services may include audit services, audit-related services, tax services and other services. Pre-approval is generally provided for up to one year and any pre-approval is detailed as to the particular service or category of services. The independent registered public accounting firm and management are required to periodically report to the Audit Committee regarding the extent of services provided by the independent registered public accounting firm in accordance with this pre-approval. The Chairperson of the Audit Committee is also authorized, pursuant to delegated authority, to pre-approve additional services of up to $25,000 per engagement on a case-by-case basis, and such approvals are communicated to the full Audit Committee at its next meeting.
  Vote Required and Board Recommendation
Approval of this proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast affirmatively or negatively on the proposal at the Annual Meeting, as well as the presence of a quorum representing a majority of all outstanding shares of our common stock, either in person or by proxy. Abstentions and broker non-votes will each be counted as present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum but will not have any effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Our board of directors unanimously recommends a vote “FOR” the ratification of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending February 1, 2015 .

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PROPOSAL NO. 3
ADVISORY VOTE ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
The guiding principles of our compensation policies and decisions include aligning each executive’s compensation with our business strategy and the interests of our stockholders and providing incentives needed to attract, motivate and retain key executives who are important to our long-term success. Consistent with this philosophy, a significant portion of the total incentive compensation for each of our executives is directly related to our earnings and to other performance factors that measure our progress against the goals of our strategic and operating plans.
Stockholders are urged to read the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section of this proxy statement, which discusses how our compensation design and practices reflect our compensation philosophy. The Compensation Committee and our board of directors believe that our compensation design and practices are effective in implementing our philosophy.
We are required to submit a proposal to stockholders for a (non-binding) advisory vote to approve the compensation of our named executive officers pursuant to Section 14A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. This proposal, commonly known as a “say-on-pay” proposal, gives our stockholders the opportunity to express their views on the compensation of our named executive officers. This vote is not intended to address any specific item of compensation, but rather the overall compensation of our named executive officers and the principles, policies and practices described in this proxy statement. Accordingly, the following resolution is submitted for stockholder vote at the Annual Meeting:
“RESOLVED, that the stockholders of lululemon athletica inc. approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of its named executive officers as disclosed in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting, including the Summary Compensation Table and the Compensation Discussion and Analysis set forth in such proxy statement and other related tables and disclosures.”
As this is an advisory vote, the result will not be binding on us, our board of directors or the Compensation Committee, although the Compensation Committee will consider the outcome of the vote when evaluating our compensation principles, design and practices. Proxies submitted without direction pursuant to this solicitation will be voted “FOR” the approval of the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in this proxy statement.
Vote Required and Board Recommendation
Approval of this proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast affirmatively or negatively on the proposal at the Annual Meeting, as well as the presence of a quorum representing a majority of all outstanding shares of our common stock, either in person or by proxy. Abstentions and broker non-votes will each be counted as present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum but will not have any effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Our board of directors unanimously recommends a vote “FOR” the approval, on an advisory basis, of the compensation of our named executive officers, as disclosed in this proxy statement.

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PROPOSAL NO. 4
APPROVAL OF ADOPTION OF THE
2014 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
Introduction
At the Annual Meeting, stockholders will be asked to approve the adoption of the lululemon athletica inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, or the “ 2014 Plan .” Our Board of Directors adopted the 2014 Plan on March 25, 2014, subject to and effective upon its approval by stockholders. If the stockholders approve the 2014 Plan, it will become effective on the day of the Annual Meeting or the “ effective date ”, and no further awards will be granted under our 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, or the “ Predecessor Plan ”, which will be terminated. If the 2014 Plan is not approved, then the Predecessor Plan will remain in effect.
We operate in a challenging marketplace in which our success depends to a great extent on our ability to attract and retain employees, directors and other service providers of the highest caliber. One of the tools our Board of Directors regards as essential in addressing these challenges is a competitive equity incentive program. The 2014 Plan is designed to provide a vehicle under which a variety of stock-based and other awards can be granted to service providers (including, employees, consultants and directors) of lululemon (and or subsidiaries) which will align the interests of award recipients with those of our stockholders, reinforce key goals and objectives that help drive stockholder value, and attract, motivate and retain experienced and highly qualified individuals who will contribute to lululemon’s financial success.
Key New Features
We are asking stockholders to authorize the adoption of the 2014 Plan primarily to align our equity incentive program with best practices, as well as to structure the share reserve in an efficient manner. Key differences between the 2014 Plan and the Predecessor Plan are:
Repricing Prohibition: The 2014 Plan expressly provides that stock options, stock appreciation rights and restricted stock purchase rights that require the participant to purchase shares for monetary consideration equal to their fair market value at grant, collectively “ appreciation awards ”, may not be repriced without the approval of our stockholders;
Annual Director Limits: The 2014 Plan limits the value of awards which may be received by any non-employee director;
Fungible Share Reserve: The share reserve of the 2014 Plan is structured on a fungible basis such that each share subject to a “ full value ” award (i.e., an award settled in stock, other than an option, stock appreciation right or restricted stock purchase right that requires the participant to purchase shares for monetary consideration equal to their fair market value at grant) will reduce the number of shares remaining available for grant under the 2014 Plan by 1.7 shares; and
Deferred Compensation Awards: The 2014 Plan permits the grant of deferred compensation awards.
Shares Available Under the Plan and Historical Use of Equity
The 2014 Plan authorizes the Compensation Committee to provide incentive compensation in the form of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock and stock units, performance shares and units, other stock-based awards, cash-based awards and deferred compensation awards. Under the 2014 Plan, we are asking stockholders to authorize the Compensation Committee to issue up to 15,000,000 shares, less any shares granted on or after February 2, 2014 and prior to the effective date. As discussed in greater detail below, any share granted on or after February 2, 2014 will be counted as one share for every one share of stock subject to an appreciation award and 1.7 shares for every one share of stock subject to a full value award.
In operating our Predecessor Plan, we believe that the Compensation Committee has monitored and managed dilution to reasonable levels. As of February 2, 2014, options were outstanding under the Predecessor Plan for a total of 669,000 shares of our common stock and a total of 483,000 shares remained subject to unvested awards of restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance-based restricted stock units outstanding under the Predecessor Plan. With respect to these outstanding options, their weighted average exercise price was $30.76 per share and had a weighted average remaining term of approximately 4.2 years.

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The following table sets forth the number of shares outstanding under the Predecessor Plan and the number of shares we are asking stockholders to authorize for future issuance under the 2014 Plan, along with the potential equity dilution represented by the outstanding shares and shares available for future awards as a percentage of the common shares outstanding (determined on a fully diluted basis).
 
 
Total Shares
 
Equity Dilution: Total Shares as a Percent of Total Common Shares Outstanding (1)(2)
Shares outstanding under Predecessor Plan
 
1,154,000

 
0.7
%
Shares authorized under 2014 Plan
 
15,000,000

 
9.3
%
Total
 
16,154,000

 
10.0
%
_________
(1)  
Determined on a fully diluted basis, meaning the total shares outstanding and authorized under the 2014 Plan are also included in total common shares outstanding.
(2)  
Based on total common shares outstanding at February 2, 2014 of 145,297,153 which includes 115,342,231 common shares and 29,954,922 special voting shares.
As shown in the table above, if the adoption of the 2014 Plan is approved, the maximum aggregate number of shares we are requesting our stockholders to authorize under the 2014 Plan would potentially increase the equity dilution by 9.3% and, in conjunction with shares outstanding under the Predecessor Plan, represent a combined total of about 10.0% of the number of shares of our total common stock outstanding on February 2, 2014, determined on a fully diluted basis. Among the factors the Compensation Committee considered in determining the appropriate size of the share pool for our 2014 Plan was the prior grant history of lululemon and its responsible use of equity, the total potential dilution that could result from the plan as well as consultations with the Compensation Committee’s compensation consultant. This was based in part on forecasts of our anticipated growth rate for the next few years as well as future stock price scenarios. Based on this analysis, we believe the 2014 Plan’s share reserve will be sufficient for us to make grants of equity incentive awards for the duration of the term of the 2014 Plan. Of course, however, changes in business practices, industry standards, our compensation strategy, or equity market performance could alter this projection. In particular, without limitation to the foregoing, although the total number of authorized shares may potentially be greater than our need for making equity grants over the 2014 Plan’s 10 year term based on our historical rate of equity grants, because we make awards using a value-based approach the actual number of shares granted each year fluctuates based on our stock price. In addition, we are growing rapidly and as a result our equity-related employee population is also growing. Accordingly, although the requested authorized share reserve is designed to accommodate equity compensation needs under a variety of scenarios, including those in which the stock price does not increase, under some scenarios the reserve could prove to be insufficient to last for the entire term of the 2014 Plan, in which case the stockholders would have the opportunity to either approve or disapprove any addition to the requested share reserve.
The following table sets forth the number of shares we have granted during our last three fiscal years and our annual and three-year average burn rate (gross number of shares granted during the year divided by weighted-average common shares outstanding).
 
 
Fiscal 2013
 
Fiscal 2012
 
Fiscal 2011
 
Three-Year Average
Stock Options Granted
 
118,000

 
84,000

 
183,000

 
128,333

Full Value Shares Granted
 
349,000

 
172,000

 
240,000

 
253,667

Weighted-Average Common Shares Outstanding
 
144,913,000

 
144,000,000

 
143,196,000

 
144,036,333

Burn Rate
 
0.32
%
 
0.18
%
 
0.30
%
 
0.27
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Section 162(m) Tax Considerations
The 2014 Plan is designed to help us comply with the rules relating to our ability to deduct in full for federal income tax purposes the compensation recognized by our executive officers in connection with certain types of awards. Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the “ Code ,” generally denies a corporate tax deduction for annual compensation exceeding $1 million paid to the chief executive officer or any of the three other most highly compensated officers of a publicly held company other than the chief financial officer. However, qualified performance-based compensation is excluded from this limit. To enable compensation in connection with stock options, stock appreciation rights, certain restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards, performance shares, performance units and certain other stock-based awards and cash-based awards granted under the 2014 Plan that are intended to qualify as “performance-based” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code to be deductible, the stockholders are being asked to approve certain material terms of the 2014 Plan. By approving the 2014 Plan, the stockholders will be specifically approving, among other things:
the eligibility requirements for participation in the 2014 Plan;
the maximum numbers of shares for which stock-based awards may be granted to an employee in any fiscal year;
the maximum dollar amount that a participant may receive under a cash-based award for each fiscal year contained in the performance period; and
the performance measures that may be used by the Compensation Committee to establish the performance goals applicable to the grant or vesting of awards of restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, performance units, other stock-based awards and cash-based awards that are intended to result in qualified performance-based compensation.
While we believe that compensation provided by such awards under the 2014 Plan generally will be deductible by us for federal income tax purposes, under certain circumstances, such as a change in control of lululemon, compensation paid in settlement of certain awards may not qualify as performance-based. In addition, Section 162(m) of the Code imposes a number of other requirements that must be met in order for awards to qualify for deduction under the Code. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that awards under the 2014 Plan will be fully deductible under all circumstances. In addition, other awards under the 2014 Plan which are not intended to satisfy these “performance-based” compensation requirements generally will not so qualify. To the extent that such compensation, when added to other non-exempt compensation, exceeds $1 million in any given year is paid to certain executives, then the amount in excess of $1 million will be subject to the deduction limitations of Section 162(m) of the Code.
Our Board of Directors believes that the 2014 Plan will serve a critical role in attracting and retaining the high caliber employees, consultants and directors essential to our success and in motivating these individuals to strive to meet our goals. Therefore, our Board of Directors urges you to vote to approve the adoption of the 2014 Plan.
Summary of the 2014 Plan
The following summarizes the principal features of the 2014 Plan which is set forth in its entirety as Appendix A to this proxy statement. The following summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to Appendix A .
General . The purpose of the 2014 Plan is to advance the interests of lululemon and its stockholders by providing an incentive program that will enable us to attract and retain employees, consultants and directors and to provide them with an equity interest in the growth and profitability of lululemon. These incentives are provided through the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, performance units, other stock-based awards, cash-based awards and deferred compensation awards.
Authorized Shares . The maximum number of shares of stock that may be issued under the Plan pursuant to awards shall be equal to 15,000,000 shares, less (a) one share for every one share of stock subject to an option or stock appreciation right granted under the Predecessor Plan on or after February 2, 2014 and prior to the 2014 Plan’s effective date; and (b) 1.7 shares for every one share of stock subject to an award other than an option or stock appreciation right granted under the Predecessor Plan on or after February 2, 2014 and prior to the 2014 Plan’s effective date. Any shares of stock that are subject to appreciation awards shall be counted against this limit as one share for every one share granted, and any shares of stock that are subject to full value awards shall be counted against this limit as 1.7 shares for every one share granted. As described above, after the 2014 Plan’s Effective Date, no awards may be granted under the Predecessor Plan.
Share Counting . If (a) an outstanding award under the 2014 Plan for any reason expires or is terminated or canceled without having been exercised or settled in full, or if shares of stock acquired pursuant to an award subject to forfeiture or repurchase are forfeited or repurchased by the company for an amount not greater than the participant’s purchase price, or (b) after February 2, 2014 an outstanding award under the Predecessor Plan expires, is terminated or canceled without having been exercised or settled in full, or if shares acquired pursuant to an award subject to forfeiture or repurchase under the Predecessor Plan are forfeited or repurchased by us for an amount not greater than the holder’s purchase price, then in each case the shares of stock allocable to the terminated portion of such award or such forfeited or repurchased shares of stock (or award or shares under the Predecessor Plan) shall again be available

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for issuance under the 2014 Plan. Shares of Stock shall not be deemed to have been issued pursuant to the 2014 Plan with respect to any portion of an award that is settled in cash. Shares withheld or reacquired by the company in satisfaction of tax withholding obligations applicable to appreciation awards shall not again be available for issuance under the 2014 Plan. Shares withheld in satisfaction of tax withholding obligations with respect to full value awards (or after February 2, 2014, with respect to full value awards under the Predecessor Plan), shall again be available for issuance under the 2014 Plan. Upon payment in shares of stock pursuant to the exercise of an SAR under the 2014 Plan or, after February 2, 2014, the Predecessor Plan, the number of shares available for issuance under the 2014 Plan shall be reduced by the gross number of shares subject to the SAR. If the exercise price of an option under the 2014 Plan or, after February 2, 2014, the Predecessor Plan is paid by tender, or attestation to the ownership, of shares owned by the participant, or by means of a net-exercise, the number of shares available for issuance under the 2014 Plan shall be reduced by the gross number of shares of stock for which the option is exercised. Shares reacquired by us on the open market or otherwise using cash proceeds from the exercise of options (or after February 2, 2014, options under the Predecessor Plan) shall not be added to the shares authorized for grant under this Plan.
Any shares that again become available for grant under the Plan shall be added to the share reserve as (a) one share for every one share subject to appreciation awards granted under the 2014 Plan or options or stock appreciation rights granted under the Predecessor Plan, and (b) as 1.7 shares for every one share subject to full value awards granted under the Plan or awards other than options or stock appreciation rights granted under the Predecessor Plan.
Adjustments for Capital Structure Change s. Appropriate and proportionate adjustments will be made to the number of shares authorized under the 2014 Plan, to the numerical limits on certain types of awards described below, and to outstanding awards in the event of any change in our common stock through merger, consolidation, reorganization, reincorporation, recapitalization, reclassification, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, split-up, split-off, spin-off, combination of shares, exchange of shares or similar change in our capital structure, or if we make a distribution to our stockholders in a form other than common stock (excluding normal cash dividends) that has a material effect on the fair market value of our common stock. In such circumstances, the Compensation Committee also has the discretion under the 2014 Plan to adjust other terms of outstanding awards as it deems appropriate.
Award Limits . As described above, in order to enable compensation provided in connection with certain types of awards intended to qualify as “performance-based” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, the 2014 Plan establishes a limit on the maximum aggregate number of shares or dollar value for which such awards may be granted to an employee in any fiscal year which are intended to qualify as performance-based awards under Section 162(m) of the Code, as follows:
an employee many not receive more than 800,000 shares under stock-based awards (other stock appreciation rights and stock options) for each fiscal year contained in the performance period for such award;
an employee may not be granted stock appreciation rights or stock options with respect to more than 800,000 shares during any calendar year; and
no more than $10,000,000 for each full fiscal year contained in the performance period under cash-based awards.
The share limitations set forth above are subject to adjustment in the event of changes in our capital structure, as outlined above. In addition, to comply with applicable tax rules, the 2014 Plan also limits to15,000,000 the number of shares that may be issued upon the exercise of incentive stock options granted under the 2014 Plan; as adjusted in accordance with the terms of the 2014 Plan.
In addition, notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, the aggregate grant date fair value (computed as of the date of grant in accordance with applicable financial accounting rules) of all non-employee director awards granted to any non-employee director during any single calendar year shall not exceed $500,000; provided that such limit shall not apply to any awards made at the election of a non-employee director to receive awards in lieu of all or a portion of any annual committee cash retainers or other similar cash based payments
Administration . The 2014 Plan generally will be administered by the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors, although our Board of Directors retains the right to appoint another of its committees to administer the 2014 Plan or to administer the 2014 Plan directly. In the case of awards intended to qualify for the performance-based compensation exemption under Section 162(m) of the Code, administration of the 2014 Plan must be by a compensation committee comprised solely of two or more “outside directors” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code. (For purposes of this summary, the term “Committee” will refer to either such duly appointed committee or the Board of Directors.) Subject to the provisions of the 2014 Plan, the Committee determines in its discretion the persons to whom and the times at which awards are granted, the types and sizes of awards, and all of their terms and conditions. The Committee may, subject to certain limitations on the exercise of its discretion required by Section 162(m) of the Code or otherwise provided by the 2014 Plan, amend, cancel or renew any award, waive any restrictions or conditions applicable to any award, and accelerate, continue, extend or defer the vesting of any award. The 2014 Plan provides, subject to certain limitations, for indemnification by us of any director, officer or employee against all reasonable expenses, including attorneys’ fees, incurred in connection with any legal action arising from such person’s action or failure to act in administering the 2014 Plan. All awards granted under the 2014 Plan will be evidenced by a written or digitally signed agreement between lululemon and the participant specifying the

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terms and conditions of the award, consistent with the requirements of the 2014 Plan. The Committee will interpret the 2014 Plan and awards granted thereunder, and all determinations of the Committee generally will be final and binding on all persons having an interest in the 2014 Plan or any award.
Prohibition of Option and Stock Appreciation Right Repricing . The 2014 Plan expressly provides that, without the approval of a majority of the votes cast in person or by proxy at a meeting of our stockholders, the Committee may not provide for any of the following with respect to underwater options or stock appreciation rights (except in connection with adjustments for capital changes discussed above): (1) either the cancellation of such outstanding options or stock appreciation rights in exchange for the grant of new options or stock appreciation rights at a lower exercise price or the amendment of outstanding options or stock appreciation rights to reduce the exercise price, (2) the issuance of new full value awards in exchange for the cancellation of such outstanding options or stock appreciation rights, or (3) the cancellation of such outstanding options or stock appreciation rights in exchange for payments in cash. For the avoidance of doubt, this repricing prohibition also applies to restricted stock purchase rights that require the participant to purchase shares for monetary consideration equal to their fair market value at grant.
Eligibility . Awards may be granted to employees, directors and consultants of lululemon or any present or future parent or subsidiary corporation or other affiliated entity of lululemon. Incentive stock options may be granted only to employees who, as of the time of grant, are employees of lululemon or any parent or subsidiary corporation of lululemon. As of April 1, 2014, we had approximately 7,440 employees, including four executive officers, and nine non-employee directors who would be eligible under the 2014 Plan.
Stock Options . The Committee may grant nonstatutory stock options, incentive stock options within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code, or any combination of these. The exercise price of each option may not be less than the fair market value of a share of our common stock on the date of grant. However, any incentive stock option granted to a person who at the time of grant owns stock possessing more than 10% of the total combined voting power of all classes of our stock or any parent or subsidiary corporation of lululemon (a “10% Stockholder”) must have an exercise price equal to at least 110% of the fair market value of a share of common stock on the date of grant. On April 1, 2014, the closing price of our common stock as reported on the NASDAQ Global Market was $52.98 per share.
The 2014 Plan provides that the option exercise price may be paid in cash, by check, or cash equivalent; by means of a broker-assisted cashless exercise; by means of a net-exercise procedure; to the extent legally permitted, by tender to us of shares of common stock owned by the participant having a fair market value not less than the exercise price; by such other lawful consideration as approved by the Committee; or by any combination of these. Nevertheless, the Committee may restrict the forms of payment permitted in connection with any option grant. No option may be exercised unless the participant has made adequate provision for federal, state, local and foreign taxes, if any, relating to the exercise of the option, including, if permitted or required by us, through the participant’s surrender of a portion of the option shares to us.
Options will become vested and exercisable at such times or upon such events and subject to such terms, conditions, performance criteria or restrictions as specified by the Committee. The maximum term of any option granted under the 2014 Plan is ten years, provided that an incentive stock option granted to a 10% Stockholder must have a term not exceeding five years. Unless otherwise permitted by the Committee, an option generally will remain exercisable for three months following the participant’s termination of service, provided that if service terminates as a result of the participant’s death or disability, the option generally will remain exercisable for 12 months, but in any event the option must be exercised no later than its expiration date, and provided further that an option will terminate immediately upon a participant’s termination for cause (as defined by the 2014 Plan).
Options are nontransferable by the participant other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, and are exercisable during the participant’s lifetime only by the participant. However, a nonstatutory stock option may be assigned or transferred to certain family members or trusts for their benefit to the extent permitted by the Committee, and provided further that such transfer is not for consideration. No dividend equivalents shall be paid with respect to Options.
Stock Appreciation Rights . The Committee may grant stock appreciation rights (“ SARs ”) either in tandem with a related option (a “ Tandem SAR ”) or independently of any option (a “ Freestanding SAR ”). A Tandem SAR requires the option holder to elect between the exercise of the underlying option for shares of common stock or the surrender of the option and the exercise of the related stock appreciation right. A Tandem SAR is exercisable only at the time and only to the extent that the related stock option is exercisable, while a Freestanding SAR is exercisable at such times or upon such events and subject to such terms, conditions, performance criteria or restrictions as specified by the Committee. The exercise price of each stock appreciation right may not be less than the fair market value of a share of our common stock on the date of grant.
Upon the exercise of any stock appreciation right, the participant is entitled to receive an amount equal to the excess of the fair market value of the underlying shares of common stock as to which the right is exercised over the aggregate exercise price for such shares. Payment of this amount upon the exercise of a Tandem SAR may be made only in shares of common stock whose fair market value on the exercise date equals the payment amount. At the Committee’s discretion, payment of this amount upon the exercise of a Freestanding SAR may be made in cash or shares of common stock. The maximum term of any stock appreciation right granted under the 2014 Plan is ten years. No dividend equivalents shall be paid with respect to SARs.

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Stock appreciation rights are generally nontransferable by the participant other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, and are generally exercisable during the participant’s lifetime only by the participant. If permitted by the Committee, a Tandem SAR related to a nonstatutory stock option and a Freestanding SAR may be assigned or transferred to certain family members or trusts for their benefit to the extent permitted by the Committee (and also subject to the restrictions that any such transfer not be for consideration). Other terms of stock appreciation rights are generally similar to the terms of comparable stock options.
Restricted Stock Awards . The Committee may grant restricted stock awards under the 2014 Plan either in the form of a restricted stock purchase right, giving a participant an immediate right to purchase common stock, or in the form of a restricted stock bonus, in which stock is issued in consideration for services to us rendered by the participant. The Committee determines the purchase price payable under restricted stock purchase awards, which may be less than the then current fair market value of our common stock. Restricted stock awards may be subject to vesting conditions based on such service or performance criteria as the Committee specifies, including the attainment of one or more performance goals similar to those described below in connection with performance awards. Shares acquired pursuant to a restricted stock award may not be transferred by the participant until vested. Unless otherwise provided by the Committee, a participant will forfeit any shares of restricted stock as to which the vesting restrictions have not lapsed prior to the participant’s termination of service. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, participants holding restricted stock will have the right to vote the shares and to receive any dividends paid, except that dividends or other distributions paid in shares will be subject to the same restrictions as the original award and dividends paid in cash may be subject to such restrictions.
Restricted Stock Units . The Committee may grant restricted stock units under the 2014 Plan, which represent rights to receive shares of our common stock at a future date determined in accordance with the participant’s award agreement. No monetary payment is required for receipt of restricted stock units or the shares issued in settlement of the award, the consideration for which is furnished in the form of the participant’s services to us. The Committee may grant restricted stock unit awards subject to the attainment of one or more performance goals similar to those described below in connection with performance awards, or may make the awards subject to vesting conditions similar to those applicable to restricted stock awards. Unless otherwise provided by the Committee, a participant will forfeit any restricted stock units which have not vested prior to the participant’s termination of service. Participants have no voting rights or rights to receive cash dividends with respect to restricted stock unit awards until shares of common stock are issued in settlement of such awards. However, the Committee may grant restricted stock units that entitle their holders to dividend equivalent rights, which are rights to receive additional restricted stock units for a number of shares whose value is equal to any cash dividends we pay.
Performance Awards . The Committee may grant performance awards subject to such conditions and the attainment of such performance goals over such periods as the Committee determines in writing and sets forth in a written agreement between us and the participant. These awards may be designated as performance shares or performance units, which consist of unfunded bookkeeping entries generally having initial values equal to the fair market value determined on the grant date of a share of common stock in the case of performance shares and a monetary value established by the Committee at the time of grant in the case of performance units. Performance awards will specify a predetermined amount of performance shares or performance units that may be earned by the participant to the extent that one or more performance goals are attained within a predetermined performance period. To the extent earned, performance awards may be settled in cash, shares of common stock (including shares of restricted stock that are subject to additional vesting) or any combination thereof.
Prior to the beginning of the applicable performance period or such later date as permitted under Section 162(m) of the Code, the Committee will establish one or more performance goals applicable to the award. Performance goals will be based on the attainment of specified target levels with respect to one or more measures of business or financial performance of lululemon and each subsidiary corporation consolidated with lululemon for financial reporting purposes, or such division or business unit of lululemon as may be selected by the Committee. The Committee, in its discretion, may base performance goals on one or more of the following such measures:
Earnings or Profitability Metrics : any derivative of revenue (gross, operating or net); earnings/loss (gross, operating, net, or adjusted); earnings/loss before interest and taxes (EBIT); earnings/loss before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA); operating income; net income; economic profit; profit margin; gross margin; merchandise margin; product margin; inventory turns; sales growth and volume; expense levels or ratios; expense reduction or controllable expenses; provided that any of the foregoing metrics may be adjusted to eliminate the effect of any one or more of the following: interest expense, asset impairments, early extinguishment of debt or stock-based compensation expense;
Return Metrics : any derivative of return on investment, assets, equity or capital (total or invested); and
Cash Flow Metrics : any derivative of operating cash flow; cash flow sufficient to achieve financial ratios or a specified cash balance; free cash flow; cash flow return on capital; net cash provided by operating activities; cash flow per share; working capital.
The target levels with respect to these performance measures may be expressed on an absolute basis or relative to an index, budget or other standard specified by the Committee. The degree of attainment of performance measures will be calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, if applicable, but prior to the accrual or payment of any performance award

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for the same performance period, and, according to criteria established by the Committee, excluding the effect (whether positive or negative) of changes in accounting standards or any extraordinary, unusual or nonrecurring item occurring after the establishment of the performance goals applicable to a performance award.
Following completion of the applicable performance period, the Committee will certify in writing the extent to which the applicable performance goals have been attained and the resulting value to be paid to the participant. The Committee retains the discretion to eliminate or reduce, but not increase, the amount that would otherwise be payable on the basis of the performance goals attained to a participant who is a “covered employee” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code (with respect to awards intended to qualify as performance-based awards under Section 162(m) of the Code). However, no such reduction may increase the amount paid to any other participant. The Committee may make positive or negative adjustments to performance award payments to participants other than covered employees to reflect the participant’s individual job performance or other factors determined by the Committee. The Committee may provide for performance award payments in lump sums or installments. If any payment is to be made on a deferred basis, the Committee may provide for the payment of dividend equivalent rights or interest during the deferral period.
Dividends and Dividend Equivalents on Performance Award s. In its discretion, the Committee may provide for a participant awarded performance shares to receive dividends or dividend equivalent rights with respect to cash dividends paid on our common stock, however, such rights shall only vest if, and to the extent, the underlying awards vest.
Cash-Based Awards and Other Stock-Based Awards . The Committee may grant cash-based awards or other stock-based awards in such amounts and subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee determines. Cash-based awards will specify a monetary payment or range of payments, while other stock-based awards will specify a number of shares or units based on shares or other equity-related awards. Such awards may be subject to vesting conditions based on continued performance of service or subject to the attainment of one or more performance goals similar to those described above in connection with performance awards. Settlement of awards may be in cash or shares of common stock, as determined by the Committee. A participant will have no voting rights with respect to any such award unless and until shares are issued pursuant to the award. The committee may grant dividend equivalent rights with respect to other stock-based awards. The effect on such awards of the participant’s termination of service will be determined by the Committee and set forth in the participant’s award agreement.
Deferred Compensation Awards . The 2014 Plan authorizes the Committee to establish a deferred compensation award program. If and when implemented, participants designated by the Committee, who may be limited to directors or members of a select group of management or highly compensated employees, may make an advance election to receive an award of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock or restricted stock units in lieu of director fees or bonuses otherwise payable in cash. The Committee will determine the basis on which the number of shares subject to an equity award granted in lieu of cash compensation will be determined. Such awards will be subject to the applicable provisions of the 2014 Plan.
Change in Control . Unless otherwise defined in a participant’s award or other agreement with the company, the 2014 Plan provides that a “Change in Control” occurs upon (a) a person or entity (with certain exceptions described in the 2014 Plan) becoming the direct or indirect beneficial owner of more than 50% of our voting stock; (b) a liquidation or dissolution of lululemon; or (c) a consolidation, share exchange, reorganization or merger of lululemon resulting in the stockholders of lululemon immediately prior to such event not owning at least a majority of the voting power of the resulting entity’s securities outstanding immediately following such event; or (d) the sale or other disposition of all or substantially all the assets of lululemon (other than a transfer of financial assets made in the ordinary course of business for the purpose of securitization.
If a Change in Control occurs, the surviving, continuing, successor or purchasing entity or its parent may, without the consent of any participant, either assume or continue outstanding awards or substitute substantially equivalent awards for its stock. If so determined by the Committee, stock-based awards will be deemed assumed if, for each share subject to the award prior to the Change in Control, its holder is given the right to receive the same amount of consideration that a stockholder would receive as a result of the Change in Control. In general, awards which are not assumed, substituted for or otherwise continued, in connection with a Change in Control will have their vesting accelerate in full such that the Award will be 100% vested and nonforfeitable effective upon the consummation of the Change in Control. In general, any awards which are not assumed, substituted for or otherwise continued in connection with a Change in Control or exercised or settled prior to the Change in Control will terminate effective as of the time of the Change in Control. Subject to the restrictions of Section 409A of the Code, the Committee may provide for the acceleration of vesting or settlement of any or all outstanding awards upon such terms and to such extent as it determines. The 2014 Plan also authorizes the Committee, in its discretion and without the consent of any participant, to cancel each or any award denominated in shares of stock upon a Change in Control in exchange for a payment to the participant with respect each vested share (and each unvested share if so determined by the Committee) subject to the cancelled award of an amount equal to the excess of the consideration to be paid per share of common stock in the Change in Control transaction over the exercise price per share, if any, under the award. The vesting of all awards held by any non-employee director will be accelerated in full upon a Change in Control if the non-employee director does not continue to serve as a director of the surviving entity.
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deferred compensation plans, and the regulations and other administrative guidance issued pursuant to Section 409A of the Code. Any such awards will be required to comply with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code. Notwithstanding any provision of the 2014 Plan to the contrary, the Committee is authorized, in its sole discretion and without the consent of any participant, to amend the 2014 Plan or any award agreement as it deems necessary or advisable to comply with Section 409A of the Code.
Amendment, Suspension or Termination . The 2014 Plan will continue in effect until its termination by the Committee, provided that no awards may be granted under the 2014 Plan following the tenth anniversary of the date the 2014 Plan was adopted by the Board of Directors. The Committee may amend, suspend or terminate the 2014 Plan at any time, provided that no amendment may be made without stockholder approval that would increase the maximum aggregate number of shares of stock authorized for issuance under the 2014 Plan, change the class of persons eligible to receive incentive stock options, permit (or amend to permit) repricings, or require stockholder approval under any applicable law. No amendment, suspension or termination of the 2014 Plan may affect any outstanding award unless expressly provided by the Committee, and, in any event, may not have a materially adverse effect an outstanding award without the consent of the participant unless necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation or rule, including, but not limited to, Section 409A of the Code, or unless expressly provided in the terms and conditions governing the award.
Summary of U.S. Federal Income Tax Consequences
The following summary is intended only as a general guide to the U.S. federal income tax consequences of participation in the 2014 Plan and does not attempt to describe all possible federal or other tax consequences of such participation or tax consequences based on particular circumstances.
Incentive Stock Options . A participant recognizes no taxable income for regular income tax purposes as a result of the grant or exercise of an incentive stock option qualifying under Section 422 of the Code. Participants who neither dispose of their shares within two years following the date the option was granted nor within one year following the exercise of the option will normally recognize a capital gain or loss upon the sale of the shares equal to the difference, if any, between the sale price and the purchase price of the shares. If a participant satisfies such holding periods upon a sale of the shares, we will not be entitled to any deduction for federal income tax purposes. If a participant disposes of shares within two years after the date of grant or within one year after the date of exercise (a “disqualifying disposition”), the difference between the fair market value of the shares on the option exercise date and the exercise price (not to exceed the gain realized on the sale if the disposition is a transaction with respect to which a loss, if sustained, would be recognized) will be taxed as ordinary income at the time of disposition. Any gain in excess of that amount will be a capital gain. If a loss is recognized, there will be no ordinary income, and such loss will be a capital loss. Any ordinary income recognized by the participant upon the disqualifying disposition of the shares generally should be deductible by us for federal income tax purposes, except to the extent such deduction is limited by applicable provisions of the Code.
In general, the difference between the option exercise price and the fair market value of the shares on the date of exercise of an incentive stock option is treated as an adjustment in computing the participant’s alternative minimum taxable income and may be subject to an alternative minimum tax which is paid if such tax exceeds the regular tax for the year. Special rules may apply with respect to certain subsequent sales of the shares in a disqualifying disposition, certain basis adjustments for purposes of computing the alternative minimum taxable income on a subsequent sale of the shares and certain tax credits which may arise with respect to participants subject to the alternative minimum tax.
Nonstatutory Stock Options . Options not designated or qualifying as incentive stock options are nonstatutory stock options having no special tax status. A participant generally recognizes no taxable income upon receipt of such an option. Upon exercising a nonstatutory stock option, the participant normally recognizes ordinary income equal to the difference between the exercise price paid and the fair market value of the shares on the date when the option is exercised. If the participant is an employee, such ordinary income generally is subject to withholding of income and employment taxes. Upon the sale of stock acquired by the exercise of a nonstatutory stock option, any gain or loss, based on the difference between the sale price and the fair market value of the shares on the exercise date, will be taxed as capital gain or loss. We generally should be entitled to a tax deduction equal to the amount of ordinary income recognized by the participant as a result of the exercise of a nonstatutory stock option, except to the extent such deduction is limited by applicable provisions of the Code.
Stock Appreciation Rights . A Participant recognizes no taxable income upon the receipt of a stock appreciation right. Upon the exercise of a stock appreciation right, the participant generally will recognize ordinary income in an amount equal to the excess of the fair market value of the underlying shares of common stock on the exercise date over the exercise price. If the participant is an employee, such ordinary income generally is subject to withholding of income and employment taxes. We generally should be entitled to a deduction equal to the amount of ordinary income recognized by the participant in connection with the exercise of the stock appreciation right, except to the extent such deduction is limited by applicable provisions of the Code.
Restricted Stock . A participant acquiring restricted stock generally will recognize ordinary income equal to the excess of the fair market value of the shares on the “determination date” over the price paid, if any, for such shares. The “determination date” is the date on which the participant acquires the shares unless the shares are subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture and are not transferable, in which case the determination date is the earlier of (i) the date on which the shares become transferable or (ii) the date on which the

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shares are no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture (e.g., when they become vested). If the determination date follows the date on which the participant acquires the shares, the participant may generally elect, pursuant to Section 83(b) of the Code, to designate the date of acquisition as the determination date by filing an election with the Internal Revenue Service no later than 30 days after the date on which the shares are acquired. If the participant is an employee, such ordinary income generally is subject to withholding of income and employment taxes. Upon the sale of shares acquired pursuant to a restricted stock award, any gain or loss, based on the difference between the sale price and the fair market value of the shares on the determination date, will be taxed as capital gain or loss. We generally should be entitled to a deduction equal to the amount of ordinary income recognized by the participant on the determination date, except to the extent such deduction is limited by applicable provisions of the Code.
Restricted Stock Unit, Performance, Cash-Based and Other Stock-Based Awards . A participant generally will recognize no income upon the receipt of a restricted stock unit, performance share, performance unit, cash-based or other stock-based award. Upon the settlement of such awards, participants normally will recognize ordinary income in the year of settlement in an amount equal to the cash received and the fair market value of any substantially vested shares of stock received. If the participant is an employee, such ordinary income generally is subject to withholding of income and employment taxes. If the participant receives shares of restricted stock, the participant generally will be taxed in the same manner as described above under “Restricted Stock.” Upon the sale of any shares received, any gain or loss, based on the difference between the sale price and the fair market value of the shares on the determination date (as defined above under “Restricted Stock”), will be taxed as capital gain or loss. We generally should be entitled to a deduction equal to the amount of ordinary income recognized by the participant on the determination date, except to the extent such deduction is limited by applicable provisions of the Code.
New Plan Benefits
A new plan benefits table for the 2014 Plan and the benefits or amounts that would have been received by or allocated to participants for the last completed fiscal year under the 2014 Plan if the 2014 Plan was then in effect, as described in the federal proxy rules, are not provided because all awards made under the 2014 Plan will be made at the Committee’s discretion, subject to the terms of the 2014 Plan. Therefore, the benefits and amounts that will be received or allocated under the 2014 Plan are not determinable at this time. The equity grant program for our directors who are not executive officers is described under the Director Compensation section in this proxy statement. For an understanding of the equity-based compensation awards made in the past to our executive officers under the Predecessor Plan, see the 2013 Grants of Plan-Based Awards table and the 2013 Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End table in this proxy statement.
Vote Required and Board Recommendation
Approval of this proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast affirmatively or negatively on the proposal at the Annual Meeting, as well as the presence of a quorum representing a majority of all outstanding shares of our common stock, either in person or by proxy. Abstentions and broker non-votes will each be counted as present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum but will not have any effect on the outcome of the proposal.
Our Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote “FOR” the approval of the adoption of the lululemon athletica inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan.

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REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE
The Audit Committee oversees lululemon’s financial reporting process on behalf of our board of directors. Management has the primary responsibility for the financial statements and the reporting process, including internal control systems. Our independent registered public accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP , is responsible for expressing an opinion as to the conformity of our audited financial statements with generally accepted accounting principles. The Audit Committee also evaluates lululemon’s policies, procedures and practices with respect to enterprise risk assessment and risk management, including discussions with management about material risk exposures and steps being taken to monitor, control and report such risks.
The Audit Committee consists of four directors, each of whom, in the judgment of our board of directors, is an “independent director” for purposes of the Nasdaq listing standards. The Audit Committee acts pursuant to a written charter that has been adopted by our board of directors. A copy of this charter is available on our website at www.lululemon.com.
The Audit Committee has reviewed and discussed the audited financial statements with management. The Audit Committee has discussed and reviewed with our independent registered public accounting firm all matters required to be discussed Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended (Communication with Audit Committees). The Audit Committee has met with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP , with and without management present, to discuss the overall scope of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ’s audit, the results of its examinations, and the overall quality of lululemon’s financial reporting.
The Audit Committee has received from our independent registered public accounting firm a formal written statement describing all relationships between the firm and lululemon that might bear on the auditors’ independence consistent with Independence Standards Board Standard No. 1 (Independence Discussions with Audit Committees), discussed with the auditors any relationships that may impact their objectivity and independence, and satisfied itself as to the auditors’ independence.
Based on the review and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee recommended to our board of directors that lululemon’s audited financial statements be included in lululemon’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 .
                                  
 
AUDIT COMMITTEE
 
 
 
Martha A.M. Morfitt (Chairperson)
 
Michael Casey
 
William H. Glenn
 
Emily White
 


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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
Compensation Philosophy and Objectives
Our Compensation Committee has adopted a compensation philosophy for our executive compensation program that has the following goals:
attract, retain and motivate the executive talent necessary to drive the achievement of lululemon’s high performance retail business model and contribute to our company’s success;
focus on pay-for-performance by linking a significant portion of executive pay to the achievement of short-term and long-term business objectives;
align the interest of executives and stockholders by delivering a significant component of executive pay through performance based equity compensation and through our executive share ownership guidelines; and
provide total compensation near the market median for achieving business goals with the ability for actual pay to reach the 75th percentile or above for exceeding goals.
Our Compensation Committee evaluates the pay of our executive officers with the goal of setting compensation opportunities at levels they believe are comparable with executives in other companies operating in the retail apparel and other related industries that are generally of similar size and stage of business life cycle. The Compensation Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving our goals and objectives relating to the compensation of our executive officers, evaluating the performance of our executive officers in light of such goals and objectives, and determining the actual compensation levels, perquisites and other benefits of our executive officers based on this evaluation. The Compensation Committee is also charged with reviewing and recommending to our board of directors new or potential changes in executive compensation programs, evaluating our compensation policies and practices to determine whether they are properly coordinated and achieving their intended purposes, reviewing the various design elements of our compensation program to determine whether any of its aspects encourage excessive or inappropriate risk-taking and establishing and periodically reviewing policies for the administration of executive compensation programs.
In connection with setting appropriate levels of compensation for our named executive officers, our Compensation Committee bases its decisions on the general business and industry knowledge of the members of the Compensation Committee, the performance evaluations, experience, responsibilities and potential of each individual, the recommendations of the Chief Executive Officer with respect to the other executive officers, the advice of its independent compensation consultant, as well as information provided to the Compensation Committee with respect to the compensation of similarly situated executives at other comparable companies, while also taking into account our absolute and relative performance and achievement of strategic goals.
Role of Executive Officers in Executive Compensation
Our independent directors, under the direction of the lead director, meet with our Chief Executive Officer at the beginning of the year to agree upon the Chief Executive Officer’s performance objectives for the year. At the end of the year, the independent directors meet with the Chief Executive Officer to assess the Chief Executive Officer’s performance taking into account his or her achievement of the objectives, contribution to the company’s performance, ethics and integrity, and other leadership accomplishments. This evaluation is shared with the Chief Executive Officer by the lead director and is used by the Compensation Committee in setting the Chief Executive Officer’s compensation for the following year.
For the other executive officers, the Compensation Committee receives performance assessments and compensation recommendations from the Chief Executive Officer and also exercises its judgment based on the directors’ interactions with the executive officers. As with the Chief Executive Officer, an executive officer’s performance assessment is based on his or her achievement of objectives established between the executive officer and the Chief Executive Officer, contribution to the company’s performance, ethics and integrity, and other leadership attributes and accomplishments.
Role of the Independent Compensation Consultant
The Compensation Committee has engaged Frederic W. Cook & Co. , or FWC , as its independent compensation consultant. FWC reports directly to the Compensation Committee and attends Compensation Committee meetings as requested. Under the terms of its engagement, FWC is responsible for reviewing Compensation Committee agendas and supporting materials in advance of each meeting, providing to the Compensation Committee market data and recommendations regarding the compensation of the executive officers, advising our Compensation Committee on evolving trends and best practices in executive compensation and committee governance, assisting in the Compensation Committee’s review and evaluation of our compensation policies and practices, and reviewing our Compensation Discussion and Analysis. FWC also provides independent advice to our Compensation Committee on director compensation. FWC does not provide, and is prohibited from providing, other services to lululemon and our management.

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The Compensation Committee reviewed its relationship with FWC, considered FWC’s independence and the existence of potential conflicts of interest, and determined that the engagement of FWC did not raise any conflict of interest. In reaching this conclusion, the Compensation Committee considered various factors, including the six factors set forth in the SEC and NASDAQ rules regarding compensation committee advisor independence.
Elements of Compensation
Our executive officer compensation consists of the following components:
base salary;
annual cash incentive opportunity linked to corporate and individual performance objectives;
long-term incentive awards in the form of equity-based compensation; and
other executive benefits such as health benefits, life insurance and tax consulting services. During the year of hire, we may also provide reimbursement of relocation expenses and temporary housing.
Our Compensation Committee’s policies with respect to each of these elements, including the basis for the compensation awarded to our executive officers, are discussed below. In addition, while each element of compensation described below is considered separately, our Compensation Committee takes into account the full compensation opportunity for each executive officer in determining total compensation.
Peer Group
At least annually, the Compensation Committee, with the assistance of FWC , conducts a review of the peer group used for executive compensation comparisons to ensure all peer companies remain an appropriate basis for comparison. In selecting peer companies, the Compensation Committee aims to identify companies with characteristics similar to ours: are in the retail apparel industry or another related industry, have a strong consumer brand, are highly profitable and fast growing, and are of a comparable size (based on revenue, operating income and market capitalization). Based on these criteria, the Compensation Committee utilized the following 16 peer companies for 2013 pay decisions:
2013 Peer Group:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Abercrombie & Fitch
 
Chipotle Mexican Grill
 
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
 
PVH
Aeropostale
 
Decker's Outdoor
 
Joseph A. Bank
 
Under Armour
American Eagle Outfitters
 
Fossil
 
Netflix
 
Urban Outfitters
Buckle
 
Gildan Outdoor
 
Panera Bread
 
Vitamin Shoppe
Following a review conducted later in 2013 , the Compensation Committee modified the peer group to remove Abercrombie and Fitch, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, and Vitamin Shoppe from the peer group, and to add Burberry, Coach, Crocs and Michael Kors Holdings to the 2014 peer group.
Base Salary
The base salary established for each of our executive officers is intended to reflect each individual’s responsibilities, experience, historical performance and other discretionary factors deemed relevant by our Compensation Committee. Base salary is also designed to provide our executive officers with steady cash flow during the course of the fiscal year that is not contingent on short-term variations in our operating performance. In order to attract and retain qualified executives, base salaries are generally targeted near the market median of base salaries of similarly situated executives at the peer group companies. Base salaries for an executive officer may vary above or below median based on their performance, industry experience, and time in position.
In considering whether to adjust base salary from year to year, our Compensation Committee considers the following:
corporate performance and the performance of each individual executive officer;
the relative value of the position within the organization;
any new responsibilities delegated to the executive officer during the year;
any contractual agreements with our executive officers; and
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With these principles in mind, base salaries are reviewed at least annually by our Compensation Committee and our board of directors, and may be adjusted from time to time based on the results of this review. FWC prepares a report for the Compensation Committee annually that contains an assessment of the executive officers’ compensation, including base salary, annual cash incentives, and equity-based incentives, relative to comparable positions at the peer group companies and to survey data as a secondary point of reference.
Annual Cash Incentives
Our board of directors has the authority to award annual cash performance bonuses to our executive officers. The annual performance bonuses are intended to compensate our executive officers for achieving financial, operational and strategic goals and for achieving individual annual performance objectives. These annual bonus amounts are intended to reward both overall company and individual performance during the year and, as such, can be highly variable from year to year. Cash bonuses are designed to more immediately reward annual performance against key short-term performance metrics, as opposed to equity grants which reward the achievement of our long-term performance goals. We believe that establishing cash bonus opportunities is an important factor in both attracting and retaining the services of qualified and highly skilled executives and in motivating our executives to achieve our annual objectives.
Our Compensation Committee sets the target annual bonus levels for each of our executive officers as a percentage of his or her base salary. The payment of these cash bonuses is based on specified corporate and individual performance goals as established by our Compensation Committee under our executive bonus plan described below. Actual payouts of these cash bonuses may vary from 0% of the target bonus level for performance below a threshold determined by the Compensation Committee at the beginning of the fiscal year to 200% of the target bonus level for achieving or exceeding the maximum performance level determined by the Compensation Committee at the beginning of the fiscal year. The maximum payout level was increased to 200% of the target bonus level in fiscal 2013 from 150% of the target bonus level in previous years to better align with our pay for performance philosophy by providing an opportunity for pay to reach the 75 th percentile when we exceed our performance goals and by aligning with market practice. The table below sets forth the target annual bonus levels, as a percentage of each executive officer’s base salary, set by the Compensation Committee for fiscal 2013 for each of our executive officers included in the summary compensation table in this proxy statement, to whom we refer as “named executive officers”:
 
Executive
2013 Target Bonus as a Percentage of Base Salary
Laurent Potdevin (1)
n/a
Christine M. Day (2)
150%
John E. Currie
75%
Tara Poseley
75%
Delaney Schweitzer
75%
Laura Klauberg
75%
_________ 
(1)  
Mr. Potdevin commenced employment as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective as of January 20, 2014 and did not have a target bonus for fiscal 2013; his target for fiscal 2014 is 150% of salary.
(2)  
Ms. Day resigned as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective as of January 20, 2014, and continued as an employee in an advisory capacity through February 2, 2014.
The annual cash bonuses paid to our executive officers are paid under an executive bonus plan our board of directors adopted in March 2011. The current executive bonus plan, which was approved by our stockholders at our 2011 Annual Meeting, is designed for our executive officers at the level of executive vice president and above, as well as other senior officers designated by the Compensation Committee or our board of directors, and is designed to ensure maximum tax deductibility for executive bonuses under Section 162(m) of the Code.

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Under the executive bonus plan, no payouts are provided to participants unless the company achieves a minimum level of annual operating income. The executive bonus plan is funded at maximum if this level of operating income is achieved and the Committee uses an objectively determined process to reduce payouts from the maximum level.
For 2013, the objectively determined financial performance goals and objectively determined individual performance goals for executives were weighted such that 90% of the bonus was based on the achievement of company financial performance goals and 10% was based on the achievement of individual performance goals.
During the first quarter of each fiscal year, the Compensation Committee approves the company financial performance measures for the executive bonus plan participants and a range of potential payouts resulting from the achievement of each financial performance goal. The Compensation Committee also approves the relative weighting of each specific financial performance measure. Actual payouts under the executive bonus plan may range from 0% of the target bonus level for performance below a minimum threshold, to a maximum of 200% of the target bonus level for achieving or exceeding the maximum performance level for each measure. The following table provides a breakdown of the company financial performance goal components for fiscal 2013 , including the relative weight of such goals, and the performance necessary for an officer to receive a payout of his or her target annual bonus, with amounts payable in between the specific percentage points listed in the table determined on a straight-line basis. 
Company Performance Measure
 
Weight
 
Performance to Achieve
50% of Target Bonus
 
Performance to Achieve
100% of Target Bonus
(Target Payout)
 
Performance to Achieve
200% of Target Bonus
(Maximum Payout)
Operating Income

40
%
 
$
404,700,000

 
$
488,200,000

 
$
562,400,000

Company Revenue

20
%
 
$
1,630,000,000

 
$
1,752,700,000

 
$
1,875,400,000

Gross Margin

40
%
 
53.70
%
 
55.90
%
 
57.40
%

At the beginning of the year, the Compensation Committee discusses with management the top strategic priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. Based on this discussion, the Compensation Committee approves the individual performance goals for each individual covered by the executive bonus plan, upon which 10% of our executives’ bonuses for fiscal 2013 were based. For fiscal 2013 , the Compensation Committee established a goal based on total men's sales on which the entire 10% individual performance component for executive officers was based.
Following the completion of the fiscal year, our Compensation Committee reviews our performance relative to the achievement of our company and individual performance goals established at the beginning of the preceding fiscal year and each executive’s individual performance and contribution to achieving those goals in order to determine the amount of bonus, if any, payable to our executive officers. In making its determination, the Compensation Committee may, in its discretion, make adjustments to the company and individual performance results to take into account certain extraordinary and/or non-recurring events such as acquisitions, dispositions, and other corporate transactions that could have an effect on our operating budget during the preceding fiscal year. The Compensation Committee may, in its discretion, reduce but not increase the amount earned by an executive officer according to the plan. Executive officers must remain employed by us on the date bonuses are paid to be eligible for payment, unless employment is terminated as a result of death or disability.
In March 2014 , the Compensation Committee reviewed the financial results of the company and the achievement relative to the targets that had been set for the financial and individual goals at the start of the year and determined that no adjustments were deemed necessary to the results for annual incentive purposes. The Compensation Committee determined that the financial performance goals and individual performance goals established under the executive bonus plan for the executive officers had not been achieved at the levels established for fiscal 2013 , resulting in no payout of the target annual bonus levels under the executive bonus plan for fiscal 2013 .
Other Cash Bonuses
As part of her employment agreement, Tara Poseley, our Chief Product Officer, received a retention bonus in the amount of $300,000 in fiscal 2013. Ms. Poseley will reimburse us for the retention bonus in full in the event she voluntarily resigns her position within 12 months of her start date. As part of his employment agreement, Laurent Potdevin, our Chief Executive Officer, received a signing bonus of $200,000 and a retention bonus of $1,650,000 in fiscal 2013. Mr. Potdevin will reimburse us for the retention bonus on a pro-rata basis in the event he voluntarily resigns his position as Chief Executive Officer within 24 months from his start date.

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In February 2014, our board of directors, upon the recommendation of the Compensation Committee, approved discretionary cash bonus awards to each of John Currie, our Chief Financial Officer, and Delaney Schweitzer, our Executive Vice President, Retail Operations, in the amount of CDN$100,000, as well as awards of stock options to acquire 10,000 shares of our common stock. This was in recognition of their significant contribution and expanded responsibilities during the Chief Executive Officer transition process.
Equity-Based Compensation
We believe that equity awards are an important component of our executive compensation program and that providing a significant portion of our executive officers’ total compensation opportunity in equity-based compensation helps drive the achievement of our long-term performance goals and aligns the incentives of our executives with the interests of our stockholders. Additionally, we believe that equity-based awards enable us to attract, motivate, retain and adequately compensate executive talent. To that end, we generally award equity-based compensation in the form of options to purchase our common stock as well as performance-based restricted stock unit awards. Our Compensation Committee believes stock options and performance-based restricted stock unit awards provide executives with a significant long-term interest in our success by rewarding the creation of stockholder value over time measured by share price appreciation and the achievement of our longer-term objectives.
The Compensation Committee establishes a target annual equity award value for the executive officers based upon the annual review of officer compensation relative to the peer group companies, with a secondary check against compensation survey data, and an assessment of company-wide equity usage. The CEO provides a recommendation to the Committee for the actual equity award grant values for the other executive officers that may be within plus or minus twenty percent of the target based upon the review of each officer’s performance. Generally, each executive officer is provided with an annual stock option grant and performance-based restricted stock unit award based upon their position with us and their relevant prior performance. For fiscal 2013 , the performance-based restricted stock unit awards generally represent 75% of the annual grant value provided to our executive officers and stock options represent the remaining 25%.
Our Compensation Committee determines the size, terms and conditions of option grants and performance-based restricted stock unit awards to our executive officers in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan. Equity grants made to our executive officers are recommended by our Compensation Committee and approved by our Board, or may be approved directly by our Compensation Committee.
Stock Options. The stock option grants generally vest in four equal installments beginning on the first anniversary of the date of grant to encourage executive retention and to compensate our executive officers for their contribution over the long-term. Stock options only have value to the executive officers to the extent that, on the date they are exercised, the company’s share price is higher than the price on the date of grant or the exercise price. Due to historic volatility in our stock price, it has been our practice to grant half of the annual grant of stock options in March and the rest in September. The options generally have a term of seven years and are granted with an exercise price equal to the closing price of our common stock on the date of grant.
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Awards. Each performance-based restricted stock unit represents a right to receive one share of our common stock on a specified settlement date if the performance-based restricted stock unit vests as a result of our attainment of a performance goal during a performance period. Each performance-based restricted stock unit award specifies the target number of performance-based restricted stock units (the number of performance-based restricted stock units that will vest if the performance goal achieved is 100% of target), the minimum number of performance-based restricted stock units (50% of the performance-based restricted stock units will vest if the performance goal is achieved at a minimum threshold level) and the maximum number of performance-based restricted stock units (the maximum number of performance-based restricted stock units that may be issued under the award if the performance goal is achieved at the maximum level). The maximum number of performance-based restricted stock units represents 150% of the target number of performance-based restricted stock units. If performance is below the minimum threshold level, 0% of the target number of performance-based restricted stock units will be issued under the award.
The performance period and vesting period for our performance-based restricted stock unit awards generally consists of three fiscal years. For example, performance-based restricted stock units granted in fiscal 2013 will vest on the third anniversary of the grant date in fiscal 2016 depending on performance against the goals established by the Compensation Committee for the fiscal 2013 through fiscal 2015 performance period.
During the first quarter of the fiscal year, the Compensation Committee establishes the minimum, target, and maximum performance and payout levels for the performance-based restricted stock unit awards. For the performance-based restricted stock units granted in each of 2011 , 2012 and 2013 , the performance measure used to determine payout of the awards is three-year cumulative growth in operating income. The performance-based restricted stock unit goals that have been established by the Committee require a significant level of growth in order to receive target, or any, payout. At the end of the performance period, the Compensation Committee reviews the results of the company’s performance relative to the goals and approves the payout of the awards. For the performance-based restricted stock units awards granted in 2011 that covered the fiscal 2011 through 2013 performance period, lululemon's operating income growth resulted in a payout of 150% of the target performance-based restricted stock unit awards granted. These shares generally vested on March 25, 2014.

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Restricted Shares. We awarded a one-time grant of restricted shares of our common stock to Laurent Potdevin on his start date of January 20, 2014. These shares vest in three equal installments beginning on the first anniversary of the start date if Mr. Potdevin continues to be employed with us on each such vesting date.
Other Features of the Executive Compensation Program
Clawback Policy.  In September 2010, the Compensation Committee approved the adoption of a Clawback Policy which applies to all incentive compensation paid or awarded to an executive officer on or after the date the policy was adopted. Under the policy, we may seek to recover all or part of any incentive compensation awarded or paid to executive officers in the event we determine that we must restate our financial results to correct an accounting error due to material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirements under the US federal securities law within three years from the first issuance of such financial results.
Other Benefits.  Based on our pay-for-performance philosophy, our executive compensation program includes limited perquisites and other benefits as outlined below: 
Benefits
 
Executive Officer Eligibility
Medical/Dental/Vision Plans
 
ü
Life and Disability Insurance
 
ü
Change in Control and Severance Plan
 
ü
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
 
Not offered
Deferred Compensation Plan
 
Not offered
Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan
 
Not offered
Employee Stock Ownership Plan
 
Not offered
Defined Benefit Pension Plan
 
Not offered
401(k) Plan
 
Not offered
 
Perquisites
 
Executive Officer Eligibility
Employee Discount
 
ü
Tax Preparation
 
ü
Relocation Assistance (Temporary housing, moving expenses, tax equalization)
 
ü
Supplemental Life Insurance
 
ü
Club Memberships
 
ü
Executive Medical
 
Not offered
Financial Counseling
 
Not offered
Automobile
 
Not offered
Personal Use of Company Aircraft
 
Not offered
Security Services
 
Not offered
The cost of providing these benefits and perquisites to the named executive officers is included in the amounts shown in the “All Other Compensation” column of the Summary Compensation Table and detailed in the footnotes to such table. We believe the executive benefits we provide are reasonable and generally consistent with benefits offered by companies with which we compete for executive talent, and therefore offering these benefits serves the objective of attracting and retaining top executive talent. A discussion and analysis of such benefits follows.
Relocation Package.  Under limited circumstances, we provide certain relocation benefits to executive officers who relocate to Canada from another country for work on our behalf. Mr. Potdevin, Ms. Day, Ms. Poseley, and Ms. Klauberg relocated to Canada from the United States for purposes of working for us. Each of Mr. Potdevin, Ms. Day, Ms. Poseley and Ms. Klauberg received tax preparation assistance, reimbursement of moving expenses and reimbursement of temporary housing expenses. Mr. Potdevin will also receive tax equalization payments for the two tax years ending December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2015 equal to, on an after tax basis, 100% and 70% respectively of the difference between the applicable Canadian and US tax rates.
Housing and Living Expenses.  We agreed to pay certain housing and living expenses for a limited period of time to certain of our named executive officers in connection with their relocation to Canada.
Executive Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance.  We provide life and long-term disability insurance to our named executive officers. We believe this is a standard benefit offered to executive-level management by comparable companies.

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Employment Agreements and Severance Arrangements
We have entered into employment agreements with each of Mr. Potdevin, Ms. Day, Mr. Currie, Ms. Poseley, Ms. Schweitzer and Ms. Klauberg that provide such individuals with certain severance rights. These agreements were made in order to attract and retain the services of these particular executives. The agreements were the result of negotiations between the parties, which we believe resulted in severance rights that are commercially competitive and typical of the rights afforded to similarly situated executives in other companies of similar size and stage of business life cycle operating in the retail apparel industry.
In each case, the severance payments are contingent on the occurrence of certain termination (or constructive termination) events and require the executive to execute a release of claims in our favor. These severance arrangements are intended to provide the executives with a sense of security in making the commitment to dedicate his or her professional career to our success. These severance rights do not differ based on whether or not we experience a change in control. The specific terms of these arrangements are discussed in detail under the heading “— Agreements with Named Executive Officers.”
We have no current plans to make changes to the employment agreements of our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Product Officer, Executive Vice President, Retail Operations or Senior Vice President, Brand and Community (except as required by law or as required to clarify the benefits to which our executive officers are entitled as set forth herein) or to levels of benefits and perquisites provided to our executive officers.
Risk Considerations in Determining Compensation
Our Compensation Committee reviewed the various design elements of our compensation program to determine whether any of its aspects encourage excessive or inappropriate risk-taking. Following the risk evaluation, the Compensation Committee concluded that our compensation policies and practices do not create risks that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the company.
Tax and Accounting Considerations Affecting Executive Compensation
We structure our compensation program in a manner that is consistent with our compensation philosophy and objectives. However, while it is our Compensation Committee’s general intention to design the components of our executive compensation program in a manner that is tax efficient for both us and our executives, there can be no assurance that our Compensation Committee will always approve compensation that is tax advantageous for us or the executives.
Similarly, we endeavor to design our equity incentive awards conventionally, so that they are accounted for under standards governing equity-based arrangements and, more specifically, so that they are afforded fixed treatment under those standards.
Compensation changes for Fiscal 2014
Following its annual review of the target compensation levels of the executive officers and the CEO’s assessment of each officer’s performance and individual contributions, the Compensation Committee increased the base salaries of Mr. Currie, Ms. Poseley and Ms. Schweitzer for 2014 . The table below sets forth the base salary set by the Compensation Committee for fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2013 for each of our executive officers included in the summary compensation table in this proxy statement, to whom we refer to as “named executive officers”:
 
 
Fiscal 2014 Base Salary
 
Fiscal 2013 Base Salary
 
 
Name
 
($) (1)
 
($) (1)
 
Increase
Laurent Potdevin (2)
 
900,000
 
900,000
 
n/a

Christine M. Day (3)
 
n/a
 
750,000
 
n/a

John E. Currie
 
525,000
 
467,000
 
12.4
%
Tara Poseley
 
618,000
 
600,000
 
3.0
%
Delaney Schweitzer
 
525,000
 
444,000
 
18.2
%
Laura Klauberg
 
459,000
 
459,000
 
%
_________ 
(1)  
Mr. Potdevin's salary is in US dollars, while all other salaries are in Canadian dollars.
(2)  
Mr. Potdevin commenced employment as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective as of January 20, 2014 and was not eligible for a fiscal 2014 salary increase.
(3)  
Ms. Day resigned as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective as of January 20, 2014, and continued as an employee in an advisory capacity through February 2, 2014.

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The objectively determined company financial performance goals and objectively determined individual performance goals used in determining fiscal 2014 executive bonuses under our executive bonus plan will be weighted such that 80% of the bonuses will be based on the achievement of company financial performance goals and 20% will be based on the achievement of individual performance goals.
In addition, for fiscal 2014 , our equity mix will shift from 75% PSUs and 25% stock options to 60% PSUs and 40% stock options. This mix was selected to place greater emphasis on long-term stock price appreciation while still tying the majority of our long-term incentives to pre-established long-term financial objectives.
Compensation Committee Report
We, the Compensation Committee of the board of directors, have reviewed and discussed the Compensation Discussion and Analysis contained in this proxy statement with management. Based on such review and discussion, we have recommended to the board of directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement and in lululemon’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 .
                              
 
COMPENSATION COMMITTEE
 
 
 
Thomas G. Stemberg (Chairperson)
 
RoAnn Costin
 
Rhoda M. Pitcher

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SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE
The following table sets forth summary information concerning the compensation of our principal executive officers and principal financial officer and each of our next three most highly compensated executive officers during fiscal 2013 . We refer to these persons as our “named executive officers.” The dollar amounts shown are in U.S. dollars. The amounts originally in Canadian dollars were converted to U.S. dollars using the average of the average exchange rates for each fiscal month during the applicable fiscal year. Applying this formula to fiscal 2013 , 2012 , and 2011 , CDN$1.00 was equal to US$ 0.963 , US$ 1.002 , and US$ 1.010 , respectively.
Name and Principal Position
 
Fiscal
Year
 
Salary
($)
 
Bonus
($)
 
Stock
Awards
($)
(1)
 
Option
Awards
($)
(2)
 
Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)
(3)
 
All Other
Compensation
($)
(4)
 
Total
($)
Laurent Potdevin,
Chief Executive Officer
(5)
 
2013
 
17,308

 
1,850,000

 
2,000,041

 

 

 

 
3,867,349

 
 
2012
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
2011
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine M. Day,
Chief Executive Officer
(6)

2013

711,138

 

 
2,230,509

 
366,253

 

 

 
3,307,900

 

2012
 
671,779

 

 
2,076,348

 
687,686

 
832,149

 
11,236

 
4,279,198

 

2011
 
646,771

 

 
1,416,750

 
588,250

 
951,789

 

 
3,603,560

John E. Currie,
Chief Financial Officer
(7)

2013

446,462

 
96,300

 
632,692

 
219,381

 

 

 
1,394,835

 

2012

443,162

 

 
587,546

 
194,720

 
411,451

 

 
1,636,879

 

2011

428,461

 

 
425,025

 
176,475

 
472,234

 

 
1,502,195

Tara Poseley,
Chief Product Officer
(8)
 
2013
 
126,923

 
300,000

 
483,877

 
501,025

 

 

 
1,411,825

 
 
2012
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
2011
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaney Schweitzer,
Executive Vice President,
Retail Operations
(7)

2013

423,646

 
96,300

 
632,692

 
219,381

 

 

 
1,372,019

 

2012

372,225

 

 
587,546

 
194,720

 
351,352

 

 
1,505,843

 

2011

321,832

 

 
425,025

 
176,475

 
367,903

 

 
1,291,235

Laura Klauberg,
Senior Vice President,
Brand and Community
(9)

2013

439,943

 

 
422,005

 
146,254

 

 

 
1,008,202

 

2012

334,236

 
200,000

 
786,114

 
192,371

 
330,519

 
41,702

 
1,884,942

 
 
2011
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_________  
(1)  
This column reflects the grant date fair value of restricted shares and performance-based restricted stock units granted. See the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table” for information on restricted shares and performance-based restricted stock units granted to our named executive officers in fiscal 2013 . These amounts reflect the grant date fair value of the awards at target, and do not correspond to the actual value that will be realized by the executive officer. See the notes to our financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 for a discussion of all assumptions made by us in determining the FASB ASC Topic 718 values of our equity awards.
(2)  
This column reflects the grant date fair value of stock options granted. See the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table” for information on stock options granted to our named executive officers in fiscal 2013 . These amounts reflect the grant date fair value of the awards, and do not correspond to the actual value that will be realized by the executive officer. See the notes to our financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 for a discussion of all assumptions made by us in determining the FASB ASC Topic 718 values of our equity awards.
(3)  
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation includes the annual cash incentive paid in early fiscal 2014 under the executive bonus plan for fiscal 2013 .
(4)  
For fiscal 2013 , the aggregate of all perquisites and other personal benefits for each respective named executive officer was less than $10,000. For fiscal 2012 , all other compensation consists of (a) personal tax preparation fees paid on behalf of Ms. Day of $11,236, and (b) residency and moving related expenses paid on behalf of Ms. Klauberg of $41,702. The aggregate of all perquisites and other personal benefits for each of the other respective named executive officers was less than $10,000. For fiscal 2011 , the aggregate of all perquisites and other personal benefits for each respective named executive officer was less than $10,000.

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(5)  
Mr. Potdevin commenced employment as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective January 20, 2014. Mr. Potdevin received a signing bonus of $200,000 and a retention bonus of $1,650,000 in fiscal 2013. Mr. Potdevin will reimburse us for the retention bonus on a pro-rata basis in the event he voluntarily resigns his position as Chief Executive Officer within 24 months from his start date.
(6)  
Ms. Day resigned as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective as of January 20, 2014, and continued as an employee in an advisory capacity through February 2, 2014. All unvested equity awards were forfeited on February 2, 2014, and she had 90 days after that date to exercise her vested options.
(7)  
A discretionary bonus in the amount of CDN$100,000 to each of Mr. Currie and Ms. Schweitzer was approved in February 2014 in recognition of their performance of additional duties during our Chief Executive Officer transition period.
(8)  
Ms. Poseley commenced employment as our Chief Product Officer in November 2013. Ms. Poseley received a retention bonus of $300,000 in fiscal 2013. Ms. Poseley will reimburse us for the retention bonus in full in the event she voluntarily resigns her position within 12 months of her start date.
(9)  
Ms. Klauberg was hired to the position of Senior Vice President, Brand and Community in April 2012. Ms. Klauberg received a signing bonus of $200,000 in fiscal 2012.

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2013 GRANTS OF PLAN-BASED AWARDS
The following table sets forth each plan-based award made to a named executive officer in fiscal 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 (#) (3)
 
All Other Option Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Options
(#)
(4)
 
Exercise or Base Price of Option Awards ($/Share)
 
Grant Date Fair Value of Stock and Option Awards ($) (5)
Name
 
Type of Award
 
Grant
Date
 
Threshold ($) (1)
 
Target
($)
(1)
 
Maximum
($)
(1)
 
Threshold
(#)
(2)
 
Target
(#)
(2)
 
Maximum
(#)
(2)
 
 
 
 
Laurent Potdevin (6)
 
Restricted Shares
 
1/20/2014
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
42,115

 

 

 
2,000,041

Christine M. Day (7)
 
Stock Option
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
11,785

 
63.08

 
366,253

 
 
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 
17,680

 
35,360

 
53,040

 

 

 

 
2,230,509

 
 
Annual Cash Incentive Plan
 
3/13/2013
 
562,500

 
1,125,000

 
2,250,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John E. Currie
 
Stock Option
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
3,345

 
63.08

 
103,955

 
 
Stock Option
 
9/16/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
3,345

 
70.04

 
115,425

 
 
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 
5,015

 
10,030

 
15,045

 

 

 

 
632,692

 
 
Annual Cash Incentive Plan
 
3/13/2013
 
175,125

 
350,250

 
700,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tara Poseley (8)
 
Stock Option
 
12/16/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
17,570

 
57.88

 
501,025

 
 
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit
 
12/16/2013
 

 

 

 
4,180

 
8,360

 
12,540

 

 

 

 
483,877

 
 
Annual Cash Incentive Plan
 
11/11/2013
 
225,000

 
450,000

 
900,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaney Schweitzer
 
Stock Option
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
3,345

 
63.08

 
103,955

 
 
Stock Option
 
9/16/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
3,345

 
70.04

 
115,425

 
 
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 
5,015

 
10,030

 
15,045

 

 

 

 
632,692

 
 
Annual Cash Incentive Plan
 
3/13/2013
 
166,500

 
333,000

 
666,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Klauberg
 
Stock Option
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2,230

 
63.08

 
69,304

 
 
Stock Option
 
9/16/2013
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2,230

 
70.04

 
76,950

 
 
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit
 
3/25/2013
 

 

 

 
3,345

 
6,690

 
10,035

 

 

 

 
422,005

 
 
Annual Cash Incentive Plan
 
3/13/2013
 
172,125

 
344,250

 
688,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________
(1)  
This column reflects the annual cash incentives available to our executive officers under our executive bonus plan (in Canadian dollars).
(2)  
The above granted performance-based restricted stock units vest based on achievement of performance goals over a three year performance period.
(3)  
The above granted restricted shares vest in 1/3 installments on the three anniversary dates following the grant date.
(4)  
The above granted stock options will vest in 25% installments on the four anniversary dates following the grant date.

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(5)  
This column reflects the grant date fair value in U.S. dollars of the award granted at target in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718. See the notes to our financial statements contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 for a discussion of all assumptions made by us in determining the FASB ASC Topic 718 values of our equity awards.
(6)  
Mr. Potdevin commenced employment as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective January 20, 2014.
(7)  
Ms. Day resigned as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective as of January 20, 2014, and continued as an employee in an advisory capacity through February 2, 2014. All unvested equity awards were forfeited on February 2, 2014, and she had 90 days after that date to exercise her vested options.
(8)  
Ms. Poseley commenced employment with lululemon on November 11, 2013 so any payment under the Non-Equity Incentive Plan Award would be pro-rated for fiscal 2013.

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2013 OUTSTANDING EQUITY AWARDS AT FISCAL YEAR END
The following tables set forth unexercised stock options and equity incentive plan awards that have not yet vested for each named executive officer outstanding as of the fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 .
 
 
Outstanding Option Awards
Name

Grant Date (1)

Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options
(#)
Exercisable

Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options
(#)
Unexercisable

Option Exercise Price
($)

Option Expiration Date
Christine M. Day (2)

01/07/2010

20,834




16.16


05/03/2014


01/07/2011

20,832




33.50


05/03/2014


03/26/2012

2,300




75.23


05/03/2014


09/11/2012

2,300




76.49


05/03/2014
John E. Currie

03/30/2009

20,000




4.14


03/30/2016


09/14/2009

10,000




11.75


09/14/2019


03/29/2010

2,200


1,100


20.61


03/29/2017


09/13/2010

3,300


1,100


21.33


09/13/2017


03/18/2011

1,875


1,875


37.78


03/18/2018


09/13/2011

1,875


1,875


57.25


09/13/2018


03/26/2012

651


1,954


75.23


03/26/2019


09/11/2012

651


1,954


76.49


09/11/2019


03/25/2013



3,345


63.08


03/25/2020


09/16/2013



3,345


70.04


09/16/2020
Tara Poseley

12/16/2013



17,570


57.88


12/16/2020
Delaney Schweitzer

09/14/2009

20,000




11.75


09/14/2019


03/29/2010



2,500


20.61


03/29/2017


09/13/2010



2,500


21.33


09/13/2017


03/18/2011

1,875


1,875


37.78


03/18/2018


09/13/2011



1,875


57.25


09/13/2018


03/26/2012

651


1,954


75.23


03/26/2019


09/11/2012

651


1,954


76.49


09/11/2019


03/25/2013



3,345


63.08


03/25/2020


09/16/2013



3,345


70.04


09/16/2020
Laura Klauberg

04/16/2012

651


1,954


73.40


04/16/2019


09/11/2012

651


1,954


76.49


09/11/2019
 
 
03/25/2013
 

 
2,230

 
63.08

 
03/25/2020


09/16/2013



2,230


70.04


09/16/2020
_________ 
(1)  
The above noted stock options vest in 25% installments on the four anniversary dates following the grant date.
(2)  
Ms. Day resigned as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors effective as of January 20, 2014, and continued as an employee in an advisory capacity through February 2, 2014. All unvested equity awards were forfeited on February 2, 2014, and she had 90 days after that date to exercise her vested options.












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Outstanding Stock Awards
 
 
 
 
Time-Based Vesting Awards
 
Performance-Based Vesting Awards
Name
 
Grant Date (1)
 
Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested
(#)
 
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
(#)
 
Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Market Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights that Have Not Vested
($) (3)
Laurent Potdevin
 
01/20/2014
 
42,115

 
2,000,041

 

 

John E. Currie
 
03/18/2011
 

 

 
11,250

 
514,013

 
 
03/26/2012
 

 

 
7,810

 
356,839

 
 
03/25/2013
 

 

 
10,030

 
458,271

Tara Poseley
 
12/16/2013
 

 

 
8,360

 
381,968

Delaney Schweitzer
 
03/18/2011
 

 

 
11,250

 
514,013

 
 
03/26/2012
 

 

 
7,810

 
356,839

 
 
03/25/2013
 

 

 
10,030

 
458,271

Laura Klauberg
 
04/16/2012
 

 

 
10,710

 
489,340

 
 
03/25/2013
 

 

 
6,690

 
305,666

_________ 
(1)
The above noted performance-based restricted stock units noted above vest based on a three year performance period. The restricted shares vest in 1/3 installments on the three anniversary dates following the grant date.
(2)  
The market value of the restricted share awards is based on the fair market value on the grant date.
(3)  
The aggregate dollar value of the performance-based restricted stock units is shown at target payout value based on $45.69 per share, the fair market value on January 31, 2014 , the last trading day of our 2013 fiscal year.

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2013 OPTION EXERCISES AND STOCK VESTED
The following table provides information regarding stock options exercised by our named executive officers during fiscal 2013 and the performance-based restricted stock units that vested and the value realized upon vesting by our named executive officers during fiscal 2013 . Stock option award value realized is calculated by subtracting the aggregate exercise price of the options exercised from the aggregate market value of the shares of common stock acquired on the date of exercise. Stock award value realized is calculated by multiplying the number of shares shown in the table by the closing price of our stock on the date the stock awards vested.
 
 
 
 
Option Awards
 
Stock Awards
Name
 
Grant Date
 
Number of Shares Acquired on Exercise
(#)
 
Value Realized on Exercise
($)
 
Number of Shares Acquired on Vesting
(#) (1)
 
Value Realized on Vesting
($)
Laurent Potdevin
 

 

 

 

 

Christine M. Day (2)
 
10/01/2008

 
41,668

 
2,213,821

 

 

 
 
01/07/2009

 
41,668

 
2,537,998

 

 

 
 
03/30/2009

 
200,000

 
12,347,005

 

 

 
 
09/14/2009

 
70,000

 
3,921,750

 

 

 
 
01/07/2010

 
20,834

 
994,719

 

 

 
 
03/29/2010

 
7,500

 
332,550

 

 

 
 
09/13/2010

 
7,500

 
345,563

 

 

 
 
01/07/2011

 
41,666

 
1,292,229

 

 

 
 
03/18/2011

 
6,250

 
163,563

 

 

 
 
09/13/2011

 
6,250

 
71,406

 

 

 
 
03/29/2010

 

 

 
45,000

 
2,805,750

John E. Currie
 
09/14/2009

 
10,000

 
632,500

 

 

 
 
03/29/2010

 

 

 
19,800

 
1,234,530

Tara Poseley
 

 

 

 

 

Delaney Schweitzer
 
12/27/2006

 
19,534

 
1,441,932

 

 

 
 
03/29/2010

 
7,500

 
400,477

 

 

 
 
09/13/2010

 
7,500

 
394,315

 

 

 
 
09/13/2011

 
1,875

 
30,929

 
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