This RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT (this Agreement) is made as of March 11, 2019 (the Date of Grant) by and between UNITED RENTALS, INC., a Delaware corporation, having an office at 100 First Stamford Place, Suite 700 Stamford, CT 06902 (the Company), and Awardee.
In consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained herein, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Grant of Restricted Stock Units. The Company, pursuant to the United Rentals, Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2010 Long Term Incentive Plan (the Plan), which is incorporated herein by reference, and subject to the terms and conditions thereof and of this Agreement, hereby grants to Awardee (also referred to as you) the Target Number of Restricted Stock Units (the Units). The number of Units granted represents the number of Units that would be earned if the Company were to achieve the target level of performance for the Company Performance Measures (as hereinafter defined) for each calendar year during the period from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2020 (each calendar year during such period, a Performance Period). The number of Units earned, if any, is subject to increase or decrease based on the Companys actual performance against the Company Performance Measures and, an may range from 0% to 200% of the Units. Your failure to execute and/or electronically sign and return a copy of this Agreement within 30 days of receipt shall automatically effect a cancellation and forfeiture of the Units, except as determined by the Company in its sole discretion.
2. Company Performance Measure; Certification; Change in Control; Forfeiture.
Company Performance Measures. Provided you have either (i) remained continuously employed by the Company or an affiliate of the Company or (ii) continuously provided service to the Company as a non-employee member of the Companys Board of Directors (a Director) through the last day of a Performance Period (each such day, a Vesting Date), one-third of the Target Number of Restricted Stock Units granted hereunder may be earned for each Performance Period based on the achievement of annual goals related to Revenue and Economic Profit Improvement (each as adjusted for restructuring charges and stock compensation) set forth in Schedule I (the Company Performance Measures). The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the Compensation Committee) shall approve the Company Performance Measures and the formula to determine the number of Units earned based upon the level of achievement of the Company Performance Measures for each Performance Period no later than 90 days after the commencement of the Performance Period to which the Company Performance Measures relate. The Company shall notify you of the Company Performance Measures and formula as soon as practicable thereafter.
Certification. The Compensation Committee shall certify the achievement of the Company Performance Measures and the percentage of Units earned for a Performance Period as soon as administratively practicable after the end of the Performance Period but no later than 45 days after the end of the calendar year in which the Performance Period ends (the Certification Date). The percentage of Units earned for a Performance Period will be determined as follows:
|Percentage of Units earned for a|
|Performance less than Threshold||0%|
|Performance at Threshold||50%|
|Performance at Target||100%|
|Performance at or above Maximum||200%|
If the performance is between the amounts shown, the percentage of Units earned will be appropriately adjusted to a percentage determined by linear interpolation between the respective amounts shown.
The Company shall advise you of the percentage of Units earned for the Performance Period, which may be subject to further adjustment under Section 2(iii), as soon as practicable following the Certification Date. All earned Units for the Performance Period shall be settled in accordance with Section 4 and any Units not earned for the Performance Period shall be canceled and forfeited as of the Certification Date.
Change in Control. Except as set forth in Section 7, following a Change in Control (as defined below), notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 2(i) and 2(ii), the Units will convert to time-based Units and will be deemed earned at the target level with respect to any then open Performance Period on the anniversary of the Date of Grant following the end of the applicable Performance Period, provided that Awardee has remained continuously employed by, or has continuously provided services as a Director to, the Company or an affiliate of the Company through the applicable Vesting Date.
Forfeiture based on Termination/Resignation. Except as set forth in Section 7 and 8, if you cease to be employed by, or provide service as a Director to, the Company or an affiliate of the Company for any reason whatsoever, including, but not limited to, a termination by the Company or an affiliate of the Company, or any Board of Directors thereof, with or without Cause (as hereinafter defined), prior to the Vesting Date for any Performance Period, all Units that could have been earned for such Performance Period and for any remaining Performance Period shall be canceled and forfeited as of the date of such termination of employment or service as a Director.
3. Transfer. Except as may be effected by will or other testamentary disposition or by the laws of descent and distribution, the Units are not transferable, whether by sale, assignment, exchange, pledge, or hypothecation, or by operation of law or otherwise before they earned and are settled, and any attempt to transfer the Units in violation of this Section 3 will be null and void.
4. Settlement of Units.
General. Earned Units shall be settled in shares of the common stock, $.01 par value, of the Company (Shares), on a one-for-one basis, (1) as soon as practicable following the applicable Certification Date (but in no event later than March 1st in the calendar year after the calendar year in which the Performance Period ends) or (2) following a Change in Control, as soon as practicable following the anniversary of the Date of Grant Units are deemed earned in accordance with Section 2(iv), provided in each case that Awardee has satisfied their tax withholding obligations with respect to the earned Units as described in this Agreement. Shares, in a number equal to the number of Units that have been earned, will be issued by the Company in the name of Awardee by electronic book-entry transfer or credit of such shares to an account of Awardee maintained with such brokerage firm or other custodian as the Company determines. Alternatively, in the Companys sole discretion, such issuance may be effected in such other manner (including through physical certificates) as the Company may determine and/or by transfer or credit to such other account of Awardee as the Company or Awardee may specify.
Section 409A. It is the Companys intent that payments under this Agreement shall comply with Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (Section 409A) to the extent applicable, and this Agreement shall be interpreted, administered and construed consistent with such intent. If, and only to the extent that, (1) the Units constitute deferred compensation within the meaning of Section 409A and (2) the Awardee is deemed to be a specified employee (as such term is defined in Section 409A and as determined by the Company), the payment of vested Units on account of the Awardees termination of employment or service as a Director shall not be made until the first business day of the seventh month after the Awardees separation from service (as such term is defined and used in Section 409A) with the Company, or if earlier, the date of the Awardees death. Each payment or delivery under this Agreement will be treated as a separate payment or delivery for purposes of Section 409A.
5. Forfeiture. You acknowledge that an essential purpose of the grant of the Units is to ensure the utmost fidelity by yourself to the interests of the Company and its affiliates and to your diligent performance of all of your understandings and commitments to the Company and its affiliates. Accordingly, YOU SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO RETAIN THE UNITS OR RECEIVE SHARES IN SETTLEMENT THEREOF, OR RETAIN THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF ANY UNIT(S) OR SHARES(S), EITHER DURING OR AFTER TERMINATION OF YOUR EMPLOYMENT WITH AND/OR SERVICE AS A
DIRECTOR TO THE COMPANY OR AN AFFILIATE OF THE COMPANY IF YOU BREACH ANY OF THE OBLIGATIONS IMPOSED IN SECTION 17 OF THIS AGREEMENT, OR IF THE COMPANY, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, DETERMINES THAT YOU HAVE AT ANY TIME ENGAGED IN ANY OTHER INJURIOUS CONDUCT (AS HEREINAFTER DEFINED).
In the event of any such determination, the Company shall be entitled, at its sole discretion and/or election, to the following relief, in addition to any other relief to which the Company may be entitled under any other agreement or applicable law:
the Units shall terminate and be forfeited as of the date of such determination; and/or
Awardee shall (a) transfer back to the Company, for consideration of $.01 per Share, all Shares that are held, as of the date of such determination, by Awardee and that were acquired upon settlement of the Units (Shares so acquired, the Acquired Shares) and (b) to the extent such Acquired Shares have previously been sold or otherwise disposed of by Awardee, repay to the Company the aggregate Fair Market Value (as defined in the Plan) of such Acquired Shares on the date of such sale or disposition, less the number of such Acquired Shares times $.01; and/or
Awardee shall pay to the Company the value of all Units and/or Shares received and/or sold by Awardee at any time under this Agreement, as calculated as of the date(s) of such receipt and/or sale, as may be elected by the Company; and/or
Any and all relief available to the Company under any employment agreement or other agreement with Awardee, including any relief that, by its terms, relates to stock options, restricted stock, and/or restricted stock units.
For purposes of the preceding clause (ii)(b) of this Section 5, the amount of the repayment described therein shall not be affected by whether Awardee received such Fair Market Value with respect to such sale or other disposition, and repayment may, without limitation, be effected, at the discretion of the Company, by means of offset against any amount owed by the Company to Awardee.
Injurious Conduct for purposes of this Agreement shall mean (i) Awardees fraud, misappropriation, misconduct or dishonesty in connection with his duties; (ii) any act or omission which is, or is reasonably likely to be, materially adverse or injurious (financially, reputationally or otherwise) to the Company or any of its affiliates; (iii) Awardees breach of any material obligations contained in this Agreement, or of Awardees employment agreement or offer letter with the Company, including, but not limited to, any restrictive covenants or obligations of confidentiality contained therein; (iv) conduct by Awardee that is in material competition with the Company or any affiliate of the Company; or (v) conduct by Awardee that breaches Awardees duty of loyalty or any other fiduciary duty to the Company or any affiliate of the Company.
6. Securities Laws Restrictions. You represent that when the Units are settled, you will be acquiring Shares for your own account and not on behalf of others. You understand and acknowledge that federal and state securities laws govern and restrict your right to offer, sell or otherwise dispose of any Shares so received unless otherwise covered by a Form S-8 or unless your offer, sale or other disposition thereof is otherwise registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the 1933 Act) and state securities laws or, in the opinion of the Companys counsel, such offer, sale or other disposition is exempt from registration thereunder. You agree that you will not offer, sell or otherwise dispose of any such Shares in any manner which would: (i) require the Company to file any registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (or similar filing under state laws) or to amend or supplement any such filing or (ii) violate or cause the Company to violate the 1933 Act, the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder or any other state or federal law. You further understand that (i) any sale of the Shares you acquire upon settlement of the Units are subject to the Companys insider trading rules and policies, as they exist from time to time, and (ii) the certificates for such Shares will bear such legends as the Company deems necessary or desirable in connection with the 1933 Act or other rules, regulations or laws.
If you are a director, officer or principal shareholder, Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the 1934 Act) further restricts your ability to sell or otherwise dispose of Shares acquired upon settlement of the Units.
7. Change in Control; Failure to Nominate for Re-Election; Death or Disability.
In the event of either (A) a Change in Control (as defined below) that results in none of the common stock of the Company or any direct or indirect parent entity being publicly traded or (B) a termination of Awardees employment or service as a Director by the Company or an affiliate of the Company without Cause within 12 months after any Change in Control, then all Units that have not previously become vested or been forfeited shall be deemed earned at the target level with respect to each remaining open Performance Period and nonforfeitable upon the occurrence of such event and settled in Shares, on a one-for-one basis, as soon as practicable (but not more than 30 days) following the date of such event.
In the event the Board of Directors of the Company does not nominate Awardee for re-election to such Board of Directors for the term beginning on the date of the Companys 2021 annual meeting of shareholders, then all remaining Units that have not previously become vested or forfeited shall remain outstanding and be earned based on actual performance in accordance with Section 2 as if the Awardee had remained employed or providing service as a Director through the applicable Vesting Date.
In the event of Awardees death, then all Units that could have been earned for the Performance Period in which such death occurs that have not previously become vested or forfeited shall be deemed earned at the target level and nonforfeitable upon the occurrence of such death. Any such earned Units shall be settled in Shares, on a one-for-one basis, as soon as practicable (but not more than 30 days) following the date of such death. All Units that could have been earned for any remaining Performance Period shall be canceled and forfeited as of the date of Awardees death.
In the event of Awardees permanent disability (as defined under the Companys long-term disability policies), then all Units for the Performance Period in which such termination occurs that have not previously become vested or forfeited shall remain outstanding and be earned based on actual performance in accordance with Section 2 as if the Awardee had remained employed or providing service as a Director through the applicable Vesting Date. All Units that could have been earned for any remaining Performance Period shall be canceled and forfeited as of the date of Awardees permanent disability.
For purposes of this Agreement, Change in Control means (A) any person or business entity becomes a beneficial owner (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the 1934 Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing more than 50% of the total voting power represented by then outstanding voting securities of the Company or (B) the consummation of a merger of the Company, the sale or disposition by the Company of all or substantially all of its assets within a 12-month period, or any other business combination of the Company with any other corporation or business entity, but not including any merger or business combination of the Company which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity) more than 50% of the total voting power represented by the voting securities of the Company or such surviving entity outstanding immediately after such merger or business combination.
For purposes of this Agreement, Cause means (A) Awardees continued failure to substantially perform his duties (other than as a result of total or partial incapacity due to physical or mental illness), (B) Awardees commission of a crime constituting (x) a felony under the laws of the United States or any state thereof or (y) a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, (C) Awardees fraud, misappropriation, misconduct or dishonesty in connection with his duties, (D) any act or omission which is, or is reasonably likely to be, materially adverse or injurious (financially, reputationally or otherwise) to the Company or any of its affiliates, (E) Awardees breach of any material obligations contained in Awardees employment agreement or offer letter with the Company, including, but not limited to, any restrictive covenants or obligations of confidentiality contained therein, (F) Awardees breach of the Companys Code of Conduct or (G) Awardees material breach of any Company policies and procedures applicable to Awardee.
For purposes of this Agreement, in the event Awardee has an employment or other agreement with the Company or an affiliate of the Company that provides a definition for the terms Cause, then, during the time in which such agreement is in effect, the definition provided within such agreement shall be used instead of the definition provided above.
8. Intentionally Omitted.
9. Withholding Taxes. If any Shares are delivered to Awardee pursuant to this Agreement while Awardee is an employee of the Company or an affiliate of the Company, Awardee shall pay to the Company, or make provision satisfactory to the Company for payment of, the minimum aggregate federal, state and local taxes required to be withheld by applicable law or regulation in respect of the vesting and settlement of any portion of the Units hereunder, or otherwise as a result of your receipt of the Units, no later than the date of the event creating the tax liability. The Company may, and, in the absence of other timely payment or provision made by Awardee that is satisfactory to the Company, shall, to the extent permitted by law, deduct any such tax obligations from any payment of any kind otherwise due to Awardee, including, but not limited to, by withholding Shares which otherwise would be delivered hereunder. In the event that payment to the Company of such tax obligations is made by delivering or withholding of Shares, such Shares shall be valued at their Fair Market Value (as determined in accordance with the Plan) on the date of such delivery or withholding.
10. No Rights as a Stockholder. Neither the Units nor this Agreement shall entitle Awardee to any voting rights or other rights as a stockholder of the Company unless and until Shares have been issued in settlement thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, no dividends or dividend equivalents shall accrue or be paid with respect to any Units.
11. Conformity with Plan. This Agreement, and the Units awarded hereby, are intended to conform in all respects with, and are subject to all applicable provisions of, the Plan, which is incorporated herein by reference. Any inconsistencies between this Agreement and any mandatory provisions of the Plan shall be resolved in accordance with the terms of the Plan, and this Agreement shall be deemed to be modified accordingly. By executing and returning this Agreement, you acknowledge your receipt of the Plan and agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of the Plan as it shall be amended from time to time.
12. Association with the Company, and Successors. Nothing herein confers any right or obligation on you to continue in the employ of, or providing service as a Director to, the Company or any affiliate of the Company or shall affect in any way your right or the right of the Company or any affiliate of the Company, as the case may be, to terminate your employment or service as a Director at any time. The agreements contained in this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of any successor to the Company by merger or otherwise. Subject to the restrictions on transfer set forth herein, all of the provisions of the Plan and this Agreement will be binding upon Awardee and Awardees heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns.
13. Awardee Advised To Obtain Personal Counsel and Tax Representation. IMPORTANT: The Company and its directors, officers, and employees do not provide any guidance or advice to individuals who may be granted Units under the Plan regarding the federal, state or local income tax consequences or employment tax consequences of participating in the Plan. Notwithstanding any withholding by the Company of taxes hereunder while Awardee is an employee of the Company or an affiliate of the Company, Awardee remains responsible for determining Awardees own personal tax consequences with respect to the Units, their being earned, the receipt of Shares upon settlement, any subsequent disposition of Shares
and otherwise of participating in the Plan, and also ultimately remains liable for any tax obligations in connection therewith (including any amounts owed in excess of withheld amounts). Accordingly, Awardee may wish to retain the services of a professional tax advisor in connection with the Units and this Agreement.
14. Beneficiary Designation. Awardee may designate one or more beneficiaries, from time to time, to whom any benefit under this Agreement is to be paid in case of Awardees death. Each designation must be in writing, signed by Awardee and delivered to the Company. Each new designation will revoke all prior designations.
15. Adjustments for Changes in Capital Structure. In the event any change is made to the Shares by reason of any dividend of shares or extraordinary cash dividend, stock split or reverse stock split, recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, combination or exchange of shares, or other change affecting the outstanding Shares as a class without the Companys receipt of consideration, the Company shall make such appropriate adjustments to the Units as it determines are equitable and reasonably necessary or desirable to preserve the intended benefits under this Agreement.
16. Disputes. Any question concerning the interpretation of or performance by the Company or Awardee under this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the Units, their being earned, settlement or forfeiture, or the issuance or delivery of Shares upon settlement, or any other dispute or controversy that may arise in connection herewith or therewith, shall be determined by the Company in its sole and absolute discretion; provided, however, that, following a Change in Control, any determinations by the Company or a successor entity with respect to the existence or not of Injurious Conduct, Cause, or any other post-Change in Control determination that would effect a forfeiture of all or a portion of the Units, must be objectively reasonable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Parties acknowledge that any litigation shall be resolved as described in Section 18(e) below.
17. Non-Compete Provisions. IMPORTANT: The following covenants are made by Awardee in exchange for good and valuable consideration, including but not limited to the opportunity to receive the Units as set forth more fully above. Such covenants were material inducements to the Company in deciding to invest in Awardee, to award said Units, and in entering into this Agreement. Awardee understands that a violation of this Section may result in, among other things, forfeiture of Units/Acquired Shares and/or repayment to the Company of the value thereof. For purposes of this Section 17, references to the Company shall include any and all affiliates of the Company with which Awardee was employed or providing services to during the relevant time period(s); and the termination date of Awardees employment or service as a Director shall be the date Awardee is no longer employed by, or providing service as a Director to, the Company or any of its affiliates.
During the period of Awardees employment by, and service as a Director to, the Company and for a period of 12 months immediately following the termination of his employment or service as a Director for any reason whatsoever, whether or not for Cause or by resignation, Awardee will not, directly or indirectly (whether through affiliates, relatives or otherwise):
in any Restricted Area (as hereinafter defined), be employed or retained by, associated with, or perform services for any person or entity who or which then competes with the Company in the Restricted Area to any extent, nor will Awardee directly or indirectly own any interest in any such person or entity or render to it any consulting, brokerage, contracting, financial, directorship, or other services or any advice, assistance or other accommodation. Awardee shall be deemed to be employed, retained, associated, or performing services in the Restricted Area if Awardee has an office in the Restricted Area or if Awardee performs any duties, renders any advice, or exercises any control with respect to any competitive facility, business activities or customers in the Restricted Area. A Restricted Area means any geographic area in which or in relation to which Awardee shall have performed any duties or exercised any control, or in/for which Awardee had management, financial, sales, corporate or other responsibilities, for the Company during the one-year period preceding the termination of his employment or service as a Director.
During the period of Awardees employment by, and service as a Director to, the Company and for a period of 12 months immediately following the termination of his employment or service as a Director for any reason whatsoever, whether or not for Cause or by resignation, Awardee will not anywhere directly or indirectly (whether as an owner, partner, officer, director, employee, consultant, broker, contractor or otherwise, and whether personally or through other persons):
solicit or accept the business of, or call upon, any customer or potential customer of the Company with whom Awardee dealt, on behalf of the Company, at any time during the one year period immediately preceding the termination of his employment with or service as a Director to the Company, for the purpose of providing any product or service reasonably deemed competitive with any product or service then offered by the Company;
solicit or accept the business of, or call upon, any person or entity, or affiliate of any such person or entity, who or which is or was a customer, supplier, manufacturer, finder, broker, or other person who had a business relationship with the Company or who was a prospect for a business relationship with the Company at any time during the period of Awardees employment and/or service as a Director, for the purpose of providing or obtaining any product or service reasonably deemed competitive with any product or service then offered by the Company;
approve, solicit or retain, or discuss the employment or retention (whether as an employee, consultant or otherwise) of any person who was an employee of the Company at any time during the one-year period preceding the termination of Awardees employment by, or service as a Director to, the Company. (Nothing in this section restricts employees from engaging in protected activities with other employees concerning their wages, hours, and working conditions as set forth in Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act);
solicit or encourage any person to leave the employ of the Company; or
call upon or assist in the acquisition of any company which was, during the term of this Agreement and/or Awardees employment by, or service as a Director to, the Company, either called upon by an employee, officer or director of the Company or by a broker or other third party, for possible acquisition by the Company or for which an employee, officer or director of the Company or other person made an acquisition analysis for the Company; or own any interest in, be associated with, or be employed by or provide any services to any person or entity which engages in any conduct which is prohibited to Awardee under this Section 17(b).
All time periods under Section 17 of this Agreement shall be computed by excluding from such computation any time during which Awardee is in violation of any provision of Section 17 of this Agreement and any time during which there is pending in any court of competent jurisdiction any action (including any appeal from any final judgment) brought by any person, whether or not a party to this Agreement, in which action the Company seeks to enforce the agreements and covenants in this Agreement or in which any person contests the validity of such agreements and covenants or their enforceability or seeks to avoid their performance or enforcement.
Before taking any position with any person or entity during the 12 month period following the termination of his employment or service as a Director for any reason, with or without Cause or by resignation, Awardee will give prior written notice to the Company of the name of such person or entity. Irrespective of whether such notice is given, the Company shall be entitled to advise each such person or entity of the provisions of this Agreement, and to correspond and otherwise deal with each such person or entity to ensure that the provisions of this Agreement are enforced and duly discharged. Awardee understands and expressly agrees that the obligation to provide written notice under this Section 17(d) is a material term of this Agreement, and that the failure to provide such notice shall be a material breach of this Agreement, and shall constitute a presumption that any employment or association about which he failed to give notice violates Section 17(a) of this Agreement.
Awardee understands that the provisions of this Agreement have been carefully designed to restrict his activities to the minimum extent which is consistent with law and the Companys requirements. Awardee has carefully considered these restrictions, and Awardee confirms that they will not unduly restrict Awardees ability to obtain a livelihood. Awardee has heretofore engaged in businesses other than the business in which he will be engaged on behalf of the Company. Before signing this Agreement, Awardee has had the opportunity to discuss this Agreement and all of its terms with his attorney.
Since monetary damages will be inadequate and the Company will be irreparably damaged if the provisions of Section 17 of this Agreement are not specifically enforced, the Company shall be entitled, among other remedies under this Agreement, any other agreement, and/or applicable law (i) to an injunction (without any bond or other security being required) restraining any violation of Section 17 of this Agreement by Awardee and by any person or entity to whom Awardee provides or proposes to provide any services in violation of this Agreement, (ii) to require Awardee to hold in a constructive trust, account for and pay over to the Company all compensation and other benefits which Awardee shall derive in whole or in part as a result of any action or omission which is a violation of any provision of this Agreement and (iii) to require Awardee to hold in constructive trust, account for, and transfer/return and/or repay the value of the Units/Acquired Shares as described in Section 5.
The courts enforcing Section 17 of this Agreement shall be entitled to modify the duration, scope or other provision of any restriction contained herein to the extent such restriction would otherwise be unenforceable, and such restriction as modified shall be enforced.
NOTICE. 18 U.S.C. § 1833(b) provides: An individual shall not be held criminally or civilly liable under any Federal or State trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that(A) is made(i) in confidence to a Federal, State, or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (ii) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or (B) is made in a complaint or other document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, if such filing is made under seal. Accordingly, the Awardee has the right to disclose in confidence trade secrets to Federal, State, and local government officials, or to an attorney, for the sole purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law. The Awardee also has the right to disclose trade secrets in a document filed in a lawsuit or other proceeding, but only if the filing is made under seal and protected from public disclosure. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to conflict with 18 U.S.C. § 1833(b) or create liability for disclosures of trade secrets that are expressly allowed by 18 U.S.C. § 1833(b).
Trade Secrets; Confidentiality and Company Property. Subject to Section 17(h) above, during and at all times after Awardees employment with, or service as a Director to, the Company:
Awardee will not disclose to any person or entity, without the Companys prior written consent, any Trade Secrets or other Confidential Information (as defined below), whether prepared by Awardee or others;
Awardee will not, except in the furtherance of the business of the Company, use any Trade Secrets or other Confidential Information in order to solicit, call upon or do business with any person or entity;
Awardee will not directly or indirectly use any Trade Secrets or other Confidential Information other than as directed by the Company in writing;
Awardee will not, except in the furtherance of the business of the Company, copy, delete and/or remove any Trade Secrets or other Confidential Information, whether in electronic, paper, or other form, from the premises of the Company, or from Company servers, computers, or other devices, without the prior written consent of the Company;
All products, correspondence, reports, records, charts, advertising materials, designs, plans, manuals, field guides, memoranda, lists and other property compiled or produced by Awardee or delivered to Awardee by or on behalf of the Company or by its customers (including, but not limited to, customers obtained by the Awardee), whether or not Confidential Information, shall be and remain the property of the Company and shall be subject at all times to its direction and control;
Upon termination of employment or service as a Director for any reason whatsoever, or upon request at any time, Awardee shall, immediately and in no event more than three (3) business days thereafter: (a) turnover to the Company, and not maintain any copy of, any customer names, contact information, or other customer data stored in any Company or personal cellular/mobile phone, smartphone, tablet, personal computers or other electronic device(s) (collectively, Devices); (b) provide to the Company, in writing, all user names, IDs, passwords, pin codes, and encryption or other access/authorization keys/data utilized by Awardee with respect to any Company Devices, computers, hardware or services; (c) comply with all exit interview and/or termination processes utilized by the Company; (d) promptly deliver to the Company all originals and copies (whether in note, memo or other document form or on the Device(s), USB drive(s), hard drive(s), video, audio, computer tapes, discs, electronic media, cloud-based accounts, other formats now known or hereinafter devised, or otherwise) of all Trade Secrets or other Confidential Information, and all property identified in Section i(v) above, that is in Awardees possession, custody or control, whether prepared by Awardee or others, including, but not limited to, the information described above in this Section i(vi); (e) tender to the Company any Device(s), USB drive(s), hard drive(s), video, audio, computer tapes, discs, electronic media, cloud-based accounts, or other electronic devices or formats now known or hereinafter devised, on which Awardee stored any Confidential Information or Trade Secrets; and (f) arrange with the Company a safe, secure, and complete removal/deletion of any and all remaining electronic copies of any such data or information, including, but not limited to, the information described above in this Section i(vi);
Trade Secrets shall mean all information not generally known about the business of the Company, which is subject to reasonable efforts to maintain its secrecy or confidentiality, and from which the Company derives economic value from the fact that the information is not generally known to
|others who may obtain economic value from its disclosure or use, regardless of whether such information is specifically designated as a trade secret, and regardless of whether such information may be protected as a trade secret under any applicable law. Awardee acknowledges that the Companys Trade Secrets reside in Connecticut, and that Awardee will access, utilize, and/or obtain such Trade Secrets.|
Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to:
business, strategic and marketing plans and forecasts, and the past results of such plans and forecasts;
business, pricing and management methods, as well as the accumulation, compilation and organization of such information;
operations manuals and best practices memoranda;
finances, strategies, systems, research, surveys, plans, reports, recommendations and conclusions;
arrangements with, preferences, pricing history, transaction history, identity of internal contacts or other proprietary business information relating to, the Companys customers, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, financiers, owners or operators, representatives and other persons who have business relationships with the Company or who are prospects for business relationships with the Company;
technical information, work product and know-how;
cost, operating, and other management information systems, and other software and programming developed, maintained and/or utilized by the Company;
the name of any company or business, any part of which is or at any time was a candidate for potential acquisition by the Company, together with all analyses and other information which the Company has generated, compiled or otherwise obtained with respect to such candidate, business or potential acquisition, or with respect to the potential effect of such acquisition on the Companys business, assets, financial results or prospects; and
the Companys Trade Secrets (note that some of the information listed above may also be a Trade Secret).
Awardee understands that the Companys Confidential Information includes not only the individual categories of information identified in this Section, but also the compilation and/or aggregation of the Companys information, which is and has been compiled/aggregated via significant effort and expense and which has value to the Company and to the Companys employees as used in furtherance of the Companys business.
References herein to determinations or other decisions or actions to be taken or made by the Company shall be made by the Compensation Committee or such other person or persons to whom the Compensation Committee may from time to time delegate authority or otherwise designate, and any such determinations, decisions or actions shall be final, conclusive and binding on Awardee and all persons claiming under or through Awardee.
This Agreement may not be changed or terminated except by a written agreement expressly referencing this Agreement and signed by the Executive Vice PresidentChief Administrative and Legal Officer of the Company and Awardee.
This Agreement, together with the Plan, constitutes the entire understanding of the parties, and supersedes and cancels all prior agreements, with respect to the subject matter hereof; provided that, this Agreement shall not supersede, replace, or otherwise affect in any manner, the restrictive covenant provisions or other post-termination obligations, including, without limitation, the non-competition provisions, contained in any agreement between Awardee and the Company or an affiliate of the Company (collectively, for purposes of this Section, the Employment Agreement). Nothing contained herein shall adversely affect or impair the Company or its affiliates right to enforce any of the restrictive covenants or other post-termination obligations contained in the Employment Agreement, or to obtain any relief provided for therein. Awardee agrees that Awardees obligations under the Employment Agreement following the termination of Awardees employment by, or service as a Director to, the Company shall remain in effect and enforceable in accordance with the terms of the Employment Agreement and Awardee hereby reaffirms those obligations. Awardee agrees that his obligations under Section 17 above supplement and are in addition to, and shall not supersede, modify or otherwise affect, his obligations under the Employment Agreement. The Company and its affiliates reserve the right to enforce any restrictive covenant imposed under any Employment Agreement and/or this Agreement, individually or collectively, at its option.
This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same Agreement. The counterparts of this Agreement may be executed and delivered by facsimile or other digital or electronic means by any of the parties to any other party and the receiving party may rely on the receipt of such document so executed and delivered by facsimile or other digital or electronic means as if the original had been received.
This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Connecticut, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. The interpretation and enforcement of the provisions of this Agreement shall be resolved and determined exclusively by the state court sitting in Fairfield County, Connecticut or the federal courts in the District of Connecticut and Awardee hereby consents that such courts be granted exclusive jurisdiction for such purpose. As additional consideration for the benefits Awardee is receiving under this Agreement, Awardee
|promises not to move to dismiss or transfer any litigation brought by the Company in Connecticut to enforce this Agreement based on personal jurisdiction, venue, or convenience. If any section, provision or clause of this Agreement, or any portion thereof, is held void or unenforceable, the remainder of such section, provision or clause, and all other sections, provisions or clauses of this Agreement, shall remain in full force and effect as if the section, provision or clause determined to be void or unenforceable had not been contained herein.|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the Date of Grant.
|UNITED RENTALS, INC|
|By||/s/ Craig Pintoff|
|Title:||Executive Vice PresidentChief Administrative and Legal Officer|
|By||/s/ Michael J. Kneeland|
|Name:||Michael J. Kneeland|