Form 8-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 11, 2011`

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware   001-33209   61-1478870
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)
300 Granite Street, Suite 201, Braintree, Massachusetts
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (781) 917-0600

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

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

On February 11, 2011, the Personnel & Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Compensation Committee”) of Altra Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), approved the 2011 compensation for the following named executive officers after a review of competitive market data. For the year 2011, the named executive officers will receive base salaries and grants of restricted common stock as set forth below.

                                    Stock Cash  
                            Number of     Value  
    2010 Base     2011 Base     Percentage     Shares     at Time of  
Officer   Salary     Salary     Increase     Granted     Grant  
Michael L. Hurt
  $ 250,000     $ 250,000             5,469     $ 120,000  
Carl R. Christenson
  $ 500,000     $ 525,000 (1)     5.0 %     35,893     $ 787,500  
Christian Storch
  $ 350,200     $ 360,706 (1)     3.0 %     8,220     $ 180,353  
Gerald Ferris
  $ 212,180     $ 218,545 (1)     3.0 %     3,486     $ 76,491  
William Duff
  $ 212,180     $ 218,545 (1)     3.0 %     3,300     $ 72,402  
(1)   Increase is effective as of January 1, 2011.

Mr. Hurt’s restricted stock award vested in its entirety on the February 11, 2011 grant date. The remaining restricted stock awards for the other four named executive officers have a grant date of February 11, 2011 and will vest in equal installments on August 15, 2011, August 15, 2012, August 15, 2013 and August 15, 2014, respectively.

On February 11, 2011, the Compensation Committee of the Company also approved the 2011 target bonus percentage amounts for the named executive officers of the Company pursuant to the Company’s Management Incentive Compensation Program. The Compensation Committee established target bonus percentages for each of Carl R. Christenson, Christian Storch, Gerald Ferris and William Duff such that those executives may be entitled to receive a cash bonus equal to 75%, 50%, 50%, and 35% of their 2011 base salary, respectively, subject to upward or downward adjustment by the Compensation Committee based on their respective individual and the Company’s performance in 2011. The Company’s performance is based on achievement of certain targeted amounts of adjusted EBTIDA, working capital management goals, and sales and earnings growth. Michael L. Hurt, who assumed the role of Executive Chairman effective January 1, 2009, is not a participant in the Company’s 2011 performance bonus program.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Altra Holdings, Inc.

By: /s/ Glenn E. Deegan
Name: Glenn E. Deegan
Title: Vice President, Legal and Human Resources,
General Counsel and Secretary

Date: February 16, 2011