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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 6, 2010
 
Corporate logo
CHENIERE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
1-16383
95-4352386
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
700 Milam Street
Suite 800
Houston, Texas
 
77002
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
     
     
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  (713) 375-5000


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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 January 6, 2010, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) approved a base salary increase of two percent for executive officers of the Company effective January 4, 2010.  In addition, the Compensation Committee approved a bonus payment for executive officers of the Company with respect to the year ended December 31, 2009 (the “2009 Bonus Amount”) payable in cash and shares of common stock of the Company.  The following table sets forth the 2010 annual base salary and the 2009 Bonus Amount for the Company’s executive officers, including the principal executive officer, the principal financial officer and the other executive officers named in the Summary Compensation Table in the Company’s definitive Proxy Statement filed in 2009 who remain employees of the Company.
 

           
2009 Bonus Amount
Executive Officer
   
2010 Annual Base Salary
   
Cash
 
Shares of Common Stock
Charif Souki
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
 
$
734,400
 
$
1,080,000
 
190,000
Meg A. Gentle
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
$
278,280
 
$
245,540
 
77,000
Jean Abiteboul
Senior Vice President – International
 
$
334,9981
 
$
299,030
 
100,000
R. Keith Teague
Senior Vice President – Asset Group
 
$
278,280
 
$
245,540
 
77,000
H. Davis Thames
Senior Vice President – Marketing
 
$
278,280
 
$
245,540
 
135,000

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1 Mr. Abiteboul’s base salary is 233,725 EUR.  The amount reported in the table represents the U.S. dollar equivalent based on the December 31, 2009 exchange rate of 1.4333 USD to 1 EUR.
 
 
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SIGNATURES

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.
 
 
 
CHENIERE ENERGY, INC.
 
 
/s/    Meg A. Gentle        
 
Meg A. Gentle
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
 
Date: January 12, 2010

 
 
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