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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549 
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FORM 10-K/A
Amendment No. 1 
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ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended January 1, 2017
OR
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TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                     to                     
Commission File Number: 1-13687 
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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified, in its charter) 
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Kansas
 
48-0905805
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1707 Market Place Blvd, Suite 200
Irving, Texas
 
75063
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
(972) 258-8507
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
None
 
None
 
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
None 
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Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.    Yes  ¨    No  x
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant’s knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K.  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:
Large accelerated filer
 
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Accelerated filer
 
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Non-accelerated filer
 
x  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company
 
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Emerging growth company
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x
As of July 3, 2016, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, no voting or non-voting common equity of the registrant is held by non-affiliates.
As of March 6, 2017, an aggregate of 200 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, were outstanding.
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CEC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

 
 
Page
 
 
 
 
 
PART III
 
 
ITEM 11.
 
 
 
PART IV
 
 
ITEM 15.
 
 
 
 


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Explanatory Note
CEC Entertainment, Inc. (the “Company”) is filing this Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-K/A (the “Amendment”) to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 1, 2017, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on March 16, 2017 (the “Original Form 10-K”), in accordance with General Instruction G(3) to Form 10-K. Also, the list of exhibits has been amended to indicate that exhibits 10.12 and 10.13 are incorporated by reference to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 2, 2016.
In addition, as required by Rule 12b-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, new certifications by our principal executive officer and principal financial officer are filed as exhibits to this Amendment under Item 15 of Part IV hereof.
Except for the information described above, the Amendment does not amend or otherwise update any other information in the Original Form 10-K, and speaks of the filing date of our Original Form 10-K. Events occurring after the date of the Original Form 10-K or other disclosures necessary to reflect subsequent events have been or will be addressed in other reports filed with the SEC subsequent to the date of the Original Form 10-K.
As used throughout this Amendment, the terms “CEC Entertainment,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” refer to CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

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As used in this report, the terms “CEC Entertainment,” “we,” “Company,” “us,” and “our” refer to CEC Entertainment, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This report contains forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are generally identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan, “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would” and, in each case, their negative or other various or comparable terminology. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this report, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected costs, prospects, plans, objectives of management and expected market growth are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are contained principally in Part I, Item 1. “Business”, Part 1, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” and Part II, Item 7. “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of the Company’s Original Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 16, 2017, and include, among other things, statements relating to:
our strategy, outlook and growth prospects;
our operational and financial targets and dividend policy;
our planned expansion of the venue base and the implementation of the new design in our existing venues;
general economic trends and trends in the industry and markets; and
the competitive environment in which we operate.
These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our results to vary from expectations include, but are not limited to:
negative publicity and changes in consumer preference;
our ability to successfully expand and update our current venue base;
our ability to successfully implement our marketing strategy;
our ability to compete effectively in an environment of intense competition;
our ability to weather economic uncertainty and changes in consumer discretionary spending;
increases in food, labor and other operating costs;
our ability to successfully open international franchises and to operate under the U.S. and foreign anti-corruption laws that govern those international ventures;
risks related to our substantial indebtedness;
failure of our information technology systems to support our current and growing businesses;
disruptions to our commodity distribution system;
our dependence on third-party vendors to provide us with sufficient quantities of new entertainment-related equipment, prizes and merchandise at acceptable prices;
risks from product liability claims and product recalls;
the impact of governmental laws and regulations and the outcomes of legal proceedings;
potential liability under certain state property laws;
fluctuations in our financial results due to new venue openings;
local conditions, natural disasters, terrorist attacks and other events and public health issues;
the seasonality of our business;
inadequate insurance coverage;
labor shortages and immigration reform;
loss of certain personnel;
our ability to adequately protect our trademarks or other proprietary rights;
our ability to pay our fixed rental payments;
our ability to successfully integrate the operations of companies we acquire;
impairment charges for goodwill, indefinite-lived intangible assets or other long-lived assets;

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our failure to maintain adequate internal controls over our financial and management systems; and
other risks, uncertainties and factors set forth in Part I, Item 1A. “Risk Factors” of the Company’s Original Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 16, 2017.
The forward-looking statements made in this report reflect our views with respect to future events as of the date of this report and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Given these uncertainties, undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this report and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or review publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this report. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. This report should be read completely and with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. Our forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any future acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures or investments we may undertake. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.



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ITEM 11. Executive and Director Compensation

We are an “emerging growth company” as defined under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. As such, we are permitted to meet the disclosure requirements of Item 402 of Regulation S-K by providing the reduced disclosures required of a “smaller reporting company.”
Summary Compensation Table
The Summary Compensation Table sets forth information regarding the compensation paid to, awarded to, or earned by our Chief Executive Officer and our two other most highly compensated executive officers in Fiscal 2016 for services rendered in all capacities during Fiscal 2016, Fiscal 2015 (which consisted of 53 weeks), and Fiscal 2014:
Name and Principal Position
Year
Salary
Stock Awards (2)
Option Awards (2)
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation (3)
All Other Compensation (4)
Total
 
 
($)
($)
($)
($)
($)
($)
Thomas Leverton
2016
550,000



477,400

24,000

1,051,400

Chief Executive Officer
2015
550,000



266,750

170,474

987,224

 
2014
232,692

242,600

875,185


10,154

1,360,631

J. Roger Cardinale
2016
485,000



406,430

18,000

909,430

President
2015
485,000



225,525

313,866

1,024,391

 
2014
408,846


583,454

164,912

83,118

1,240,330

Dale Black (1)
2016
400,000



320,160

70,893

791,053

Chief Financial Officer
2015
30,769


333,563

14,923


379,255

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(1) 
Mr. Black began his employment with CEC Entertainment in December 2015.
(2) 
These columns represent the grant date fair value, as computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, of awards of restricted shares and stock options granted to our named executive officers in Fiscal years 2015 and 2014. For further discussion on the valuation assumptions used with respect to the stock option awards granted in 2015 and 2014, refer to Note 16. “Stock-Based Compensation Arrangements” included in Part II, Item 8. “Financial Statements and Supplementary Data” of the Original Form 10-K. See “-Outstanding Equity Awards at 2016 Fiscal Year‑End” and “-Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control: Accelerated Vesting of Stock Options,” below for more information about the terms of these equity awards.
(3) 
See “-Narrative Disclosure To Summary Compensation Table - Non Equity Incentive Plan Compensation,” below for more information about the terms of these awards.
(4)See the table below for additional information about the compensation included under “All Other Compensation” for 2016, 2015 and 2014.
Name
 
Year
 
Car Allowance/Car Insurance
 
Moving Expense Reimbursement
 
Cash Dividends
 
Total
 
 
 
 
($)
 
($)
 
($)
 
($)
Thomas Leverton
 
2016
 
24,000

 

 

 
24,000

 
 
2015
 
24,000

 

 
146,474

 
170,474

 
 
2014
 
10,154

 

 

 
10,154

J. Roger Cardinale
 
2016
 
18,000

 

 

 
18,000

 
 
2015
 
18,000

 

 
295,866

 
313,866

 
 
2014
 
1,723

 

 
63,395

 
65,118

Dale Black
 
2016
 

 
70,893

 

 
70,893

 
 
2015
 

 

 

 


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Narrative Disclosure to Summary Compensation Table
Employment Agreements with Named Executive Officers
On July 30, 2014, CEC Entertainment entered into employment agreements with Messrs. Leverton and Cardinale, and, on November 20, 2015, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Black. Each of these agreements contains substantially similar terms and conditions of employment, including a five year term. The employment agreements provide for an annual base salary of $550,000 for Mr. Leverton, $485,000 for Mr. Cardinale, and $400,000 for Mr. Black. The agreements also provide for maximum annual bonus opportunities equal to 150% of the named executives officer’s respective base salary. Finally, all of our named executive officers are entitled to receive, pursuant to the terms of their employment agreements, employee benefits provided to senior executives of the Company.
Under each employment agreement, if the executive is terminated by the Company without “cause” or resigns for “good reason” during the “employment period” (each as defined in the employment agreement), then, subject to his execution, delivery, and non‑revocation of a release of claims in favor of the Company, the executive will be entitled to receive a lump-sum payment of cash severance equal to the sum of his base salary and the annual bonus paid or to be paid with respect to the fiscal year completed most recently prior to the employment termination date. Each employment agreement also provides for certain restrictive covenants, including 12-month post-termination noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants.
The employment agreements also (a) required that each named executive officer purchase common stock of Parent having an aggregate value as of the date of purchase equal to $1,500,000, in the case of Mr. Cardinale, $500,000, in the case of Mr. Leverton, and $350,000, in the case of Mr. Black; (b) provided for a one‑time grant of stock options to purchase common stock of Parent representing a percentage of the fully diluted shares of common stock of Parent equal to 1.50% (580,875 shares), in the case of Mr. Leverton, 1.00% (387,249 shares), in the case of Mr. Cardinale, and 0.545% (211,116 shares), in the case of Mr. Black; and (c) for Mr. Leverton only, provided for a one‑time award of restricted shares of Parent having an aggregate grant date value equal to $550,000, prorated for the number of days he served during 2014 (which reduced, dollar-for-dollar, his annual bonus for 2014). All such equity awards were granted pursuant to the terms of the Queso Holdings Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Equity Incentive Plan”) and award agreements. Each of Messrs. Leverton and Cardinale purchased common stock of Parent and was granted an option to purchase common stock of Parent on August 21, 2014. Mr. Black purchased common stock of Parent and was granted an option to purchase common stock of Parent on December 7, 2015.
The awards of stock options to each of our named executive officers remain subject to certain service- and performance-based vesting criteria, and are eligible for accelerated vesting in the event of certain terminations of employment within a specified period following a sale of Parent. (See “-Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control: Accelerated Vesting of Stock Options,” below.) The award of restricted shares granted to Mr. Leverton vested in full on March 10, 2015.
In connection with the purchase of the shares of Parent and the grant of stock options, each of our named executive officers became a party to an investor rights agreement among CEC Entertainment, AP VIII CEC Holdings, LP f/k/a AP VIII Queso Holdings, L.P., an affiliate of our sponsor, and other shareholder parties. The shares purchased by the executive or received by the executive upon exercise of a vested option or lapse of forfeiture conditions on restricted shares are subject to repurchase by Parent under certain circumstances.
Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation
For 2016, the Compensation Committee determined that growth in comparable venue sales, revenues, free cash flow, and pro forma Adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the Incentive Bonus Plan, referred to herein as “Comp. Adjusted EBITDA”) were appropriate quantitative measures of CEC Entertainment’s performance, for purposes of determining the incentive compensation to be awarded to each of our named executive officers under the 2016 Incentive Bonus Plan (the “Incentive Bonus Plan”). The Compensation Committee also determined that the Incentive Bonus Plan should have a discretionary component to reward individual performance. In no event would a cash bonus be paid under the Incentive Bonus Plan with respect to any given performance measure unless certain minimum targets for the fiscal year as predetermined by the Compensation Committee were attained.

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For 2016, the actual bonus earned by an eligible employee was equal to the employee’s gross base earnings for the year (which was equal to the gross salary paid to the employee during fiscal year 2016), multiplied by his or her target bonus percentage, multiplied by the sum of the multipliers for each of the following five measurable components, each measured for the Company, of the Incentive Bonus Plan: (i) Comp. Adjusted EBITDA, (ii) free cash flow, (iii) comparable venue sales change, (iv) revenues, and (v) a discretionary portion that is based on the employee’s individual performance. These five components were weighted as follows:
Metric
 
Total Bonus %
Comp. Adjusted EBITDA (1)
 
40%
Free cash flow (2)
 
20%
Comparable venue sales change
 
10%
Revenues
 
10%
Discretionary
 
20%
Total
 
100%
_______________
(1) 
Comp. Adjusted EBITDA represents Adjusted EBITDA including the change in deferred amusement revenue of approximately $4.4 million, for a total of $212.3 million.
(2) 
Free cash flow represents Comp. Adjusted EBITDA less total capital expenditures.
For 2016, the Compensation Committee set the target, minimum, and maximum levels for payout eligibility under each of the quantitative components of the Incentive Bonus Plan as follows (all dollar figures are in millions):
Metric
 
Minimum (1)
 
Target
 
Maximum (2)
 
 
 
Comp. Adjusted EBITDA
 
$205.0
 
$216.2
 
$225.0
Free cash flow
 
$102.5
 
$113.7
 
$122.5
Comparable venue sales change
 
0.6%
 
3.2%
 
5.5%
Revenues
 
$903.4
 
$924.6
 
$934.8
_______________
(1) 
If the minimum quantitative component of each Incentive Bonus Plan were achieved, the bonus payout, as a percentage of target, would be 10%.
(2) 
The maximum bonus payout on the quantitative components of the Incentive Bonus Plan, as a percentage of target, is 150%.
If the actual quantitative component achieved is either (i) greater than such component’s minimum level but less than its target level or (ii) greater than such component’s target level but less than its maximum level, then the portion of the bonus payable in respect of such component will be calculated based on a linear interpolation.
Actual CEC Entertainment performance on each of the four quantitative measures considered for determination of payment eligibility in the Incentive Bonus Plan was as follows:
Metric
 
2016 Actuals
 
 
($ in millions)
Comp. Adjusted EBITDA
 
$212.3
Free cash flow
 
$113.9
Comparable venue sales change
 
3.0%
Revenues
 
$923.7
The Company’s Comp. Adjusted EBITDA of $212.3 million resulted in a payout equal to 68.8% of the target for that component under the Incentive Bonus Plan. As this metric could contribute up to 40% of the total bonus available under the Incentive Bonus Plan, the actual payout for Comp. Adjusted EBITDA component was 27.5% of an eligible employees’ target bonus (68.8% x 40% = 27.5%). Similarly, the Company’s free cash flow of $113.9 million resulted in a payout equal to 101.3% of the target for that component under the Incentive Bonus Plan. As this metric could contribute up to 20% of the total bonus available under the Incentive Bonus Plan, actual payout for the free cash flow component of the Incentive Bonus Plan was 20.3% of eligible employees’ target bonus (101.3% x 20% = 20.3%). Furthermore, the Company’s 3% growth of comparable venue sales

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resulted in a payout equal to 93.9% of the target for this component of the bonus calculation. As this metric could contribute up to 10% of the total bonus available under the Incentive Bonus Plan, actual payout for the comparable venue sales component was 9.4% of eligible employees’ target bonus (93.9% x 10% = 9.4%). Finally, the Company’s $923.7 million of revenues resulted in a payout equal to 96.2% of the target for this component of the bonus calculation. As this metric could contribute up to 10% of the total bonus available under the Incentive Bonus Plan, actual payout for the Revenues component was 9.6% of eligible employees’ target bonus (96.2% x 10% = 9.6%).
The Incentive Bonus Plan also provides that each employee may be awarded a discretionary bonus of up to 20% of the total target bonus percentage. The percentage of the discretionary bonus component awarded to an employee is decided by the employee’s direct supervisor (or, in the case of our Chief Executive Officer, the Compensation Committee), whose decision is to be guided by the employee’s individual performance during the year, measured by the employee’s achievement of his or her goals that were established in coordination with the supervisor or the Compensation Committee, as applicable at the beginning of the employee’s review period. The discretionary component of the Incentive Bonus Plan cannot be achieved above 100% of target, and many employees were awarded less than 100% of the discretionary portion of the bonus.
Assuming a 100% award of the discretionary portion of the bonus, the maximum payout that an eligible employee could receive would be 86.8% of the employee’s target bonus (27.5% + 20.3% + 9.4% + 9.6% + 20% = 86.8%).
These calculations are set forth in the following table:
 
 
 
 
2016 Payout
Metric
 
% Weighting
 
Bonus as a % of Target
 
% of Base
Comp. Adjusted EBITDA
 
40%
 
68.8%
 
27.5%
Free cash flow
 
20%
 
101.3%
 
20.3%
Comparable venue sales change
 
10%
 
93.9%
 
9.4%
Revenue
 
10%
 
96.2%
 
9.6%
Discretionary
 
20%
 
100.0%
 
20.0%
Total
 
100%
 
 
 
86.8%
Based on these calculations, our named executive officers received the following bonuses under the Incentive Bonus Plan:
Name and Position
 
2016 Incentive Bonus Plan Payment
Tom Leverton, Chief Executive Officer
 
$
477,400

J. Roger Cardinale, President
 
$
406,430

Dale Black, Chief Financial Officer
 
$
320,160

Indemnification Agreements
The board of directors has authorized the Company to enter into indemnification agreements with certain current and future directors and senior officers of the Company who may be designated from time to time by the board of directors, including each of our named executive officers. The indemnification agreements supplement and clarify existing indemnification provisions of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and, in general, require the Company, to the extent permitted under applicable law, to indemnify such persons against all expenses, judgments and fines incurred in connection with the defense or settlement of any actions brought against them by reason of the fact that they are or were directors or officers of the Company or any other enterprise, to the extent they assumed those responsibilities at the direction of the Company. The indemnification agreements also establish processes and procedures for indemnification claims, advancement of expenses and costs and other determinations with respect to indemnification.
Outstanding Equity Awards at 2016 Fiscal Year-End
The following table provides information on stock option awards held by our named executive officers as of January 1, 2017, the last day of our 2016 fiscal year (as of January 1, 2017, all restricted shares previously held by our named executive officers had vested). Each equity grant is shown separately for each named executive officer. The vesting schedule for each grant is shown following this table, based on the stock option award grant date.

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Option Awards
Name
 
Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (#) Exercisable
 
Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options (#) Unexercisable (1)
 
Options Exercise Price ($) (2)
 
Option Expiration Date
Thomas Leverton
 
77,450

 
503,425

 
8.03

 
02/14/2024
J. Roger Cardinale
 
51,633

 
335,616

 
8.03

 
02/14/2024
Dale Black
 

 
211,116

 
11.36

 
11/20/2025
___________________________
(1)
Under the Queso Holdings Inc. Equity Incentive Plan Stock Option Agreement (the “Option Agreement”), which each named executive officer signed as a condition of receiving option grants from Parent, each of our named executive officers was awarded three tranches of stock options (with each of Tranche A, Tranche B, and Tranche C equal to 1/3 of the total grant). As to Messrs. Leverton and Cardinale, Tranche A stock options vest and become exercisable in equal installments on each of the first five anniversaries of February 14, 2014. Mr. Black’s Tranche A stock options vest and become exercisable in equal installments on each of the first five anniversaries of February 14, 2016. Tranche B stock options vest and become exercisable if AP VIII CEC Holdings, L.P. (f/k/a AP VIII Queso Holdings, L.P.), an affiliate of our sponsor, and its affiliates realize a compounded annual internal rate of return (“Investor IRR”) of at least 20% and a multiple on invested capital (“MOIC”) of at least 2.0x (with such Investor IRR and MOIC to be calculated in accordance with the methodology set forth in the Equity Incentive Plan). Tranche C stock options vest and become exercisable if AP VIII CEC Holdings, L.P., an affiliate of our sponsor, and its affiliates realize an Investor IRR of at least 25% and an MOIC of at least 3.0x. For a description of the treatment of the stock option in the event of an initial public offering or change in control, please see the description below under the heading “- Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control - Accelerated Vesting of Stock Options; Option to Repurchase Stock. As of the same date, none of our named executive officers’ Tranche B and C stock options had vested.
(2) The listed stock option exercise prices reflect adjustments taking into account dividends paid in 2015.
Potential Payments Upon Termination or Change in Control
Severance Benefits
As described above, the employment agreements with each of Messrs. Leverton, Cardinale, and Black provide for severance benefits upon a termination by the Company without “cause” or upon a resignation by the named executive officer with “good reason,” in either case consisting of a lump-sum payment equal to the sum of one year of base salary plus the annual bonus paid to the named executive officer in respect of the most recently completed fiscal year. “Good reason” is defined as the occurrence of any of the following: (i) any reduction in base salary (or in the case of Mr. Leverton, reduction in base salary or maximum bonus opportunity), (ii) any material breach by the Company of the executive’s employment agreement, and (iii) a forced relocation of more than 50 miles from the executive’s principal place of employment. In any event, the right to receive any such severance is conditioned upon the execution, delivery, and non-revocation by the executive of a comprehensive release of claims in favor of the Company.
Accelerated Vesting of Stock Options; Option to Repurchase Stock
The Option Agreements signed by Messrs. Leverton and Cardinale provide that any Tranche A stock options that have not vested at the time of a termination of employment for any reason other than certain qualifying terminations of employment that occur within 6 months following a change in control will be canceled for no consideration. In the event of a change in control, however, any unvested Tranche A stock options are to be canceled and converted into a right to receive an amount of cash equal to the aggregate spread value of such unvested stock options at the time of the transaction (the “Converted Award”), which amount shall be contributed to a rabbi trust and is payable on the six-month anniversary of the change in control (or, if earlier, the original scheduled vesting date), as long as the named executive officer is still employed at that time. If the employment of Mr. Leverton or Mr. Cardinale, as applicable, is terminated without “cause” or by the executive for “good reason” (as each such term is defined in such executive’s employment agreement) before the six month anniversary of the change in control, however, any then-outstanding portion of the Converted Award shall be released from the rabbi trust and paid within 10 days following such termination of employment.
The Option Agreement signed by Mr. Black provides that any Tranche A stock options that have not vested at the time of a termination of Mr. Black’s employment for any reason other than a termination of employment without “cause” that occurs within 12 months following a change in control will be canceled for no consideration. In the event of a change in control, however, any unvested Tranche A stock options held by Mr. Black will vest and become exercisable on the first anniversary of the change in control, as long as Mr. Black is still employed at that time. If Mr. Black is terminated without ‘‘cause’’ (as such term is defined in Mr. Blacks’ Option Agreement) before the first anniversary of the change in control, however, any then-unvested Tranche A stock options shall automatically become vested and exercisable as of the date of such termination.

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The Option Agreements for all of our named executive officers provide that any Tranche B and C stock options that have not vested prior to, or become vested, at the time of a change in control are to be canceled as of that date for no consideration.
In the event of an initial public offering, the original stock options vesting schedule for all stock options held by our named executive officers shall hold, with the exception that if any Tranche B or Tranche C stock options vest as a result of achievement of the applicable performance targets in such initial public offering, 50% of such stock options shall be exercisable upon the consummation of such offering, with the remaining 50% becoming exercisable on the later of (A) the first anniversary of the offering and (B) the third anniversary of the grant date, subject to the applicable named executive officer’s continued employment through the applicable date.
If the employment of our named executive officer is terminated for any reason other than ‘‘cause’’ independent of a change in control or initial public offering, all unvested stock options held by such named executive officer at the time of the termination of his employment will be canceled for no consideration, but vested stock options may be exercised for a defined period after the termination. A termination for ‘‘cause’’ will result in termination of all stock options, including those that have vested.
Each of Messrs. Leverton, Cardinale, and Black also signed an “Investor Rights Agreement” as a condition of purchasing common stock of Parent pursuant to his employment agreement. That agreement provides that Parent or its designee may repurchase such stock from the officer in the event of termination of his employment prior to a public offering by Parent. If the executive’s termination is for any reason other than (i) by the Company for “cause” (as that term is defined in the Investor Rights Agreement), or (ii) a voluntary resignation by the executive, then the price that the Company or its designee will pay for the stock will be the fair market value of the stock as of the termination date. If the termination is by the Company for “cause,” or by the executive for any reason, the price to be paid will be the lesser of the fair market value of the stock as of the termination date and the amount originally paid by the shareholder to acquire the shares, less any amount per share of any dividends or other distributions paid or payable to the shareholder since share purchase. Following the same framework, the Option Agreement allows the Company the same right (but not obligation) to repurchase any shares of common stock acquired by our named executive officers through option exercise.
As of January 1, 2017, 40% of the Tranche A stock options granted to Messrs. Leverton and Cardinale had vested, so in the event of their termination as of that date for any reason (other than a termination for cause) and absent a change in control, these vested stock options would be available for exercise. Under the Option Agreement, such stock options remain exercisable as follows: (a) in the event of death or disability of the named executive officer, by the earlier of (1) one year following such termination and (2) the expiration of the option term; and (b) for all other terminations, by the earlier of (1) 90 days following such termination and (2) the expiration of the option term. As of January 1, 2017, none of the Tranche A stock options granted to Mr. Black had yet vested.
If, in connection with a change in control, any of our named executive officer’s employment had been terminated by the Company without cause as of January 1, 2017 (or, in the case of Messrs. Leverton and Cardinale only, as a result of a resignation for good reason), the executive’s Tranche A stock options would have vested in full.

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In summary, therefore, assuming a severance-eligible termination as of January 1, 2017, each of our named executives would have been entitled to the following:
Name
 
 
Resignation with Good Reason
 
 Termination Without Cause
 
Terminated Without Cause or Resignation with Good Reason Following a Change in Control
 
 
 
($)
 
($)
 
($)
Thomas Leverton:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
• Salary
 
 
550,000
 
550,000
 
550,000
• Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation
 
 
477,400
 
477,400
 
477,400
• Accelerated payment of the Converted Award (1)
 
 
 
 
793,475
           Totals
 
 
1,027,400
 
1,027,400
 
1,820,875
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J. Roger Cardinale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
• Salary
 
 
485,000
 
485,000
 
485,000
• Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation
 
 
406,430
 
406,430
 
406,430
• Accelerated payment of the Converted Award (1)
 
 
 
 
528,984
           Totals
 
 
891,430
 
891,430
 
1,420,414
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dale R. Black
 
 

 

 

• Salary
 
 
400,000
 
400,000
 
400,000
• Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation
 
 
320,160
 
320,160
 
320,160
• Accelerated vesting of unvested Tranche A stock options (without cause termination only) (2)
 
 
 
 
246,302
           Totals
 
 
720,160
 
720,160
 
966,462
________________________
(1) 
Subject to the continued employment of Messrs. Leverton and Cardinale, as applicable, any portion of the Converted Awarded (i.e., the spread value of Tranche A stock options in a change in control) is payable on the six-month anniversary of such transaction. If, however, the employment of Mr. Leverton or Mr. Cardinale, as applicable, is terminated without cause or due to a resignation with good reason prior to such date, such named executive officer would be eligible to accelerated payment of the Converted Award.
(2) 
Subject to Mr. Black’s continued employment, all unvested Tranche A stock options of Mr. Black will vest in full on the first anniversary of a change in control. If Mr. Black’s employment is terminated without cause prior to such date, he would be eligible to accelerated vesting of his Tranche A stock options.

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DIRECTOR COMPENSATION
We compensate Allen Weiss for his services on our board of directors with an annual retainer fee of $100,000. All other members of our board of directors receive no compensation. We reimburse our directors for travel expenses to and from our board meetings and other out-of-pocket expenses they incur when attending meetings or conducting their duties as directors.
The following table sets forth information concerning fees and other amounts earned or paid to each non-employee director of the Company during fiscal 2016:
Director Compensation for Fiscal 2016

Name (1)
 
Fees Earned or Paid in Cash
 
Stock Awards
 
Option Awards
 
All Other Compensation
 
Total
 
 
($)(4)
 
($)
 
($)
 
($)
 
($)
Lance A. Milken (2)
 

 

 

 

 

James Chambers (3)
 

 

 

 

 

Daniel E. Flesh (2)
 

 

 

 

 

Allen R. Weiss (2)
 
100,000

 

 

 

 
100,000

____________________
(1) 
Mr. Leverton has been excluded from this table because his compensation is fully reflected in the Summary Compensation Table for executive officers.
(2) 
During Fiscal 2016, Messrs. Milken and Flesh were both employees of Apollo and were not awarded any compensation for their board of directors and committee service. The Company is only compensating Mr. Weiss, the sole independent director of the board of directors, for his board of directors and committee service. Mr. Flesh resigned from the board of directors in January 2017.
(3) 
Mr. Chambers, who resigned as a director effective February 25, 2016, was an employee of Apollo through the date of his resignation and was therefore not awarded any compensation for his Board of Directors and committee service.
(4) 
This column reports the amount of cash compensation earned in 2016 for Board of Directors and committee service.
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
PART IV
ITEM 15. Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules.

The following information required under this item (other than Exhibit 31.3 and 31.4) were filed as part of the Original Form 10-K:

 
 
 
Financial Statements.
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Statement Schedules.
 
 
 
 
 
Exhibits.
 
The exhibits required by Item 601 of Regulation S-K are listed in the Exhibit Index, which Exhibit Index is incorporated in this Annual Report on Form 10-K by reference.


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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
Dated: May 1, 2017
 
CEC Entertainment, Inc.
 
 
 
 
/s/ Thomas Leverton
 
 
Thomas Leverton
 
 
Chief Executive Officer and Director

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX 
Exhibit
Number
 
Description
2.1
 
Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 15, 2014, among Queso Holdings Inc., Q Merger Sub Inc., and CEC Entertainment, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
3.1
 
Third Restated Articles of Incorporation of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
3.2
 
Second Amended and Restated Bylaws of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
4.1
 
Indenture, dated as of February 19, 2014, among CEC Entertainment, Inc., the Subsidiary Guarantors party thereto from time to time and Wilmington Trust, National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
.
 
 
 
4.2
 
Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of February 19, 2014, among CEC Entertainment, Inc., the Subsidiary Guarantors, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
4.3
 
First Supplemental Indenture, dated as of October 9, 2014, among CEC Entertainment, Inc., CEC Entertainment Leasing Company and Wilmington Trust, National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on November 12, 2014)
 
 
 
4.4
 
Second Supplemental Indenture, dated as of November 20, 2014, among Peter Piper Holdings, Inc., CEC Entertainment, Inc., Peter Piper Inc., Peter Piper Mexico, LLC, Peter Piper Texas, LLC, Texas PP Beverage, Inc. and Wilmington Trust, National Association (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 5, 2015)
 
 
 
10.1
 
First Lien Credit Agreement, dated as of February 14, 2014, among Queso Holdings Inc., as Holdings, Q Merger Sub Inc., as Borrower, the Lenders party thereto, Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Administrative Agent, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and UBS Securities LLC, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as Syndication Agent, and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. and UBS Securities LLC, as Documentation Agents (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.2
 
Collateral Agreement (First Lien), dated as of February 14, 2014, among CEC Entertainment, Inc. (as successor by merger on the date thereof to Q Merger Sub Inc.), as Borrower, each Subsidiary Loan Party party thereto and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Collateral Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.3
 
Holdings Guarantee and Pledge Agreement, dated as of February 14, 2014, between Queso Holdings Inc., as Holdings, and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.3 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.4
 
Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement (First Lien), dated as of February 14, 2014, among the subsidiaries of CEC Entertainment, Inc. named therein and Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Collateral Agent (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.4 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.5
 
Employment Agreement, dated as of July 30, 2014, between the Company and Thomas Leverton (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.5 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.6
 
Employment Agreement, dated as of July 30, 2014, between the Company and J. Roger Cardinale (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)





 
 
 
10.7
 
Employment Agreement, dated as of July 30, 2014, between the Company and Randy Forsythe (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.7 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.8
 
Employment Agreement, dated as of October 9, 2014, between the Company and Temple Weiss (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.8 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.9
 
Non-Employee Director Term Sheet, dated as of July 30, 2014, between the Company and Allen R. Weiss (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.9 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.10
 
Queso Holdings Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan, as adopted on August 21, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.11
 
Form of Queso Holdings Inc. 2014 Equity Incentive Plan Stock Option Agreement (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11 to the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-199298) as filed with the Commission on October 14, 2014)
 
 
 
10.12
 
Employment Term Sheet, dated as of December 17, 2014 between the Company and Michael Hartman (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 2, 2016)
 
 
 
10.13
 
Employment Agreement, dated as of November 20, 2015, between the Company and Dale R. Black (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.13 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 2, 2016)
 
 
 
21.1
 
Subsidiaries of the Company (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 21.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
 
24.1
 
Power of attorney (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 24.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
 
31.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 31.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
31.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 31.2 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
31.3*
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
31.4*
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
 
 
 
32.1
 
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 32.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
32.2
 
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 32.2 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 101.1INS to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
101.SCH
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 101.1SCH to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 





101.CAL
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 101.1CAL to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
101.DEF
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 101.1DEF to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
101.LAB
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 101.1LAB to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
 
 
101.PRE
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 101.1PRE to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K (File No. 001-13687) as filed with the Commission on March 16, 2017)
__________________
*    Filed herewith.


Exhibit


EXHIBIT 31.3
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a – 14(a)/15d-14(a)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
(Chief Executive Officer)
I, Thomas Leverton, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K of CEC Entertainment, Inc.; and
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report.
May 1, 2017
  
/s/ Thomas Leverton
 
  
Thomas Leverton
 
  
Chief Executive Officer and Director



Exhibit


EXHIBIT 31.4
CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO RULE 13a – 14(a)/15d-14(a)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
(Chief Financial Officer)
I, Dale R. Black, certify that:
1.
I have reviewed this Amendment No. 1 to Annual Report on Form 10-K of CEC Entertainment, Inc.; and
2.
Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report.
May 1, 2017
  
/s/ Dale R. Black
 
  
Dale R. Black
 
  
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer