THIS AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”) is made on <<GRANT DATE>> (the “Award Date”) by MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (the “Company”) and <<PARTICIPANT NAME>> (“Employee”).
WHEREAS, the Company maintains the Marriott International, Inc. Stock and Cash Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”); and
WHEREAS, the Company wishes to award to designated employees certain stock appreciation right awards (“SARs” or “Awards”) as provided in Article 6 of the Plan; and
WHEREAS, Employee has been approved by the Compensation Policy Committee (the “Committee”) of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) to receive an award of SARs under the Plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed as follows:
1. Prospectus. Employee has been provided with, and hereby acknowledges receipt of, a Prospectus for the Plan dated February 17, 2011, which contains, among other things, a detailed description of the SAR provisions of the Plan. Employee further acknowledges that he has read the Prospectus and this Agreement, and that Employee understands the provisions thereof.
2. Interpretation. The provisions of the Plan are incorporated herein by reference and form an integral part of this Agreement. Except as otherwise set forth herein, capitalized terms used herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Plan. In the event of any inconsistency between this Agreement and the Plan, the terms of the Plan shall govern. A copy of the Plan is available from the Compensation Department of the Company upon request. All decisions and interpretations made by the Committee or its delegate with regard to any question arising hereunder or under the Plan shall be binding and conclusive.
3. Grant of SARs. The Company hereby grants to Employee as of the Award Date SARs on <<QTY GRANTED>> shares of the Company's Common Stock (the "SAR Shares"), subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, Employee’s acceptance of this Agreement and satisfaction of the tax provisions of the Company’s International Assignment Policy (“IAP”), if applicable. Under this Agreement, upon satisfying the conditions for exercising SARs as set forth in paragraphs 5 and 6 below, Employee shall receive a number of shares of Common Stock of the Company equal to the number of SAR shares that are being exercised under such SARs multiplied by the quotient of (a) the Final Value minus the Base Value, divided by (b) the Final Value.
4. Base Value and Final Value. Subject to Paragraph 12 hereof, the Base Value per share of the SAR Shares is <<GRANT PRICE>> and the Final Value is the Fair Market Value of a Share of Common Stock of the Company as of the date the SARs are exercised.
5. Waiting Period and Exercise Dates. The SAR Shares may not be exercised during the three-year period following the Award Date (the "waiting period"). Following the waiting period, the SAR Shares may be exercised at any time thereafter; provided, however, that the SARs shall not be exercisable after the expiration of ten (10) years from the Award Date or sooner as set forth in paragraph 9, if applicable. Exercise of the SARs shall not be dependent upon the prior or sequential exercise of any other SARs heretofore granted to Employee by the Company. Except as provided in Article 6 of the Plan and Paragraph 9 below, the SARs may not be exercised at any time unless Employee shall then be an employee of the Company.
6. Method of Exercising SARs. To exercise the SARs, the person entitled to exercise the SARs must provide a signed written notice or the equivalent to the Company or its designee, as prescribed in the administrative procedures of the Plan, stating the number of SAR Shares with respect to which the SARs are being exercised. The SARs may be exercised by (a) making provision for the satisfaction of the applicable withholding taxes, and (b) an undertaking to furnish and execute such documents as the Company deems necessary (i) to evidence such exercise, and (ii) to determine whether registration is then required to comply with the Securities Act of 1933 or any other law. Upon satisfying the conditions for exercise including the provision for the satisfaction of the withholding taxes, the Company shall provide confirmation from the Plan record keeper that the transfer agent for the common stock of the Company is holding shares for the account of such person in a certificateless
account. The exercise of the SARs may be made by any other means that the Committee determines to be consistent with the Plan’s purpose and applicable law.
7. Rights as a Shareholder. Employee shall have no rights as a shareholder with respect to any SAR Shares covered by the SARs granted hereby until the date of acquisition by Employee of such SAR Shares. No adjustment shall be made for dividends or other rights for which the record date is prior to such date.
8. Non‑Assignability. The SARs shall not be assignable or transferable by Employee except by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. During Employee's lifetime, the SARs may be exercised only by Employee or, in the event of incompetence, by Employee's legally appointed guardian.
9. Effect of Termination of Employment or Death. If Employee goes on leave of absence for a period of greater than twelve months (except a leave of absence approved by the Board of Directors or the Committee) or ceases to be an employee of the Company for any reason except death, the portion of the SARs which is unexercisable on the date on which Employee ceased to be an Employee or has been on a leave of absence for over twelve months (except a leave of absence approved by the Board or Committee) shall expire on such date and any unexercised portion of the SARs which was otherwise exercisable on such date shall expire at the earlier of (i) the expiration of the SARs in accordance with the term for which the SARs were granted, or (ii) three months from such date (or five years in the case of an "Approved Retiree" as defined below. In the event of the death of Employee without Approved Retiree status during the three (3) month period following termination of employment or a leave of absence over twelve (12) months (except a leave of absence approved by the Board or Committee), the SARs shall be exercisable by Employee's personal representative, heirs or legatees to the same extent and during the same period that Employee could have exercised the SAR if Employee had not died. In the event of the death of Employee while an employee of the Company or while an Approved Retiree, the SAR (if the waiting period has elapsed) shall be exercisable in its entirety by Employee's personal representatives, heirs or legatees at any time prior to the expiration of one year from the date of the death of Employee, but in no event after the term for which the SAR was granted. For purposes of this Agreement, an “Approved Retiree” is any SAR holder who (i) terminates employment by reason of a Disability, or (ii) (A) retires from employment with the Company with the specific approval of the Committee on or after such date on which the SAR holder has attained age 55 and completed 10 Years of Service, and (B) has entered into and has not breached an agreement to refrain from Engaging in Competition in form and substance satisfactory to the Committee; and if the Committee subsequently determines, in its sole discretion, that an Approved Retiree has violated the provisions of the Agreement to refrain from Engaging in Competition, or has engaged in willful acts or omissions or acts or omissions of gross negligence that are or potentially are injurious to the Company’s operations, financial condition or business reputation, such Approved Retiree shall have ninety (90) days from the date of such finding within which to exercise any SARs or portions thereof which are exercisable on such date, and any SARs or portions thereof which are not exercised within such ninety (90) day period shall expire and any SARs or portion thereof which are not exercisable on such date shall be cancelled on such date.
9A. Non-Solicitation. In consideration of good and valuable consideration in the form of the SAR Awards granted herein to which Employee is not otherwise entitled, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, and in recognition of the Company’s legitimate purpose of avoiding for limited times competition from persons whom Marriott has trained and/or given experience, Employee agrees that during the period beginning on the Grant Date and ending one year following his termination of employment with the Company, whether such termination of employment is voluntary or involuntary or with or without cause, he will not, on his own behalf or as a partner, officer, director, employee, agent, or consultant of any other person or entity, directly or indirectly contact, solicit or induce (or attempt to solicit or induce) any employee of the Company to leave their employment with the Company or consider employment with any other person or entity. Employee and the Company agree that any breach by Employee of the non-solicitation obligation under this paragraph will cause the Company immediate, material and irreparable injury and damage, and there is no adequate remedy at law for such breach. Accordingly, in the event of such breach, in addition to any other remedies it may have at law or in equity, the Company shall be entitled immediately to seek enforcement of this Agreement in a court of competent jurisdiction by means of a decree of specific performance, an injunction without the posting of a bond or the requirement of any other guarantee, any other form of equitable relief, liquidated damages in the amount of one hundred fifty percent (150%) of the Fair Market Value of the Awards granted hereunder as of the Grant Date, and the Company is entitled to recover from Employee the costs and attorneys’ fees it incurs to recover under or enforce this Agreement. This provision is not a waiver of any other rights that the Company may have under this Agreement, including the right to receive money damages.
10. Consent. By executing this Agreement, Employee consents to the collection, maintenance and processing of Employee’s personal information (such as Employee’s name, home address, home telephone number and email address, social security number, assets and income information, birth date, hire date, termination date, other employment information, citizenship, marital status) by the Company and the Company’s service providers for the purposes of (i) administering the Plan (including ensuring that the conditions of transfer are satisfied from the Award Date through the Exercise Date), (ii) providing Employee
with services in connection with Employee’s participation in the Plan, (iii) meeting legal and regulatory requirements and (iv) for any other purpose to which Employee may consent (“Permitted Purposes”). Employee’s personal information will not be processed for longer than is necessary for such Permitted Purposes. Employee’s personal information is collected from the following sources:
from this Agreement, investor questionnaires or other forms that Employee submits to the Company or contracts that Employee enters into with the Company;
from Employee’s transactions with the Company, the Company’s affiliates and service providers;
from Employee’s employment records with the Company; and
from meetings, telephone conversations and other communications with Employee.
In addition, Employee further consents to the Company disclosing Employee’s personal information to the Company’s third party service providers and affiliates and other entities in connection with the services the Company provides related to Employee’s participation in the Plan, including:
financial service providers, such as broker-dealers, custodians, banks and others used to finance or facilitate transactions by, or operations of, the Plan;
other service providers to the Plan, such as accounting, legal, or tax preparation services;
regulatory authorities; and
transfer agents, portfolio companies, brokerage firms and the like, in connection with distributions to Plan participants.
Where Employee’s personal information is provided to such third parties, the Company requires (to the extent permitted by applicable law) that such parties agree to process Employee’s personal information in accordance with the Company’s instructions.
Employee’s personal information is maintained on the Company’s networks and the networks of the Company’s service providers, which may be in the United States or other countries other than the country in which this Award was granted. Employee acknowledges and agrees that the transfer of Employee’s personal information to the United States or other countries other than the country in which this Award was granted is necessary for the Permitted Purposes. To the extent (if any) that the provisions of the European Union’s Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council) and/or applicable national legislation derived from such Directive apply, then by executing this Agreement Employee expressly consents to the transfer of Employee’s personal information outside of the European Economic Area. Employee may access Employee’s personal information to verify its accuracy, update Employee’s personal information and/or request a copy of Employee’s personal information by contacting Employee’s local Human Resources representative. Employee may obtain account transaction information online or by contacting the Plan record keeper as described in the Plan enrollment materials. By accepting the terms of this Agreement, Employee further agrees to the same terms with respect to other Awards Employee received in any prior year under the Plan.
11. No Additional Rights. Benefits under this Plan are not guaranteed. The grant of Awards is a one-time benefit and does not create any contractual or other right or claim to any future grants of Awards under the Plan, nor does a grant of Awards guarantee future participation in the Plan. The value of Employee’s Awards is an extraordinary item outside the scope of Employee’s employment contract, if any. Employee’s Awards are not part of normal or expected compensation for purposes of calculating any severance, resignation, redundancy, end-of-service payments, bonuses, long-term service awards, pension or retirement benefits (except as otherwise provided by the terms of any U.S.-qualified retirement or pension plan maintained by the Company or any of its subsidiaries), or similar payments. By accepting the terms of this Agreement, Employee further agrees to these same terms and conditions with respect to any other Awards Employee received in any prior year under the Plan.
12. Recapitalization or Reorganization. Certain events affecting the Common Stock of the Company and mergers, consolidations and reorganizations affecting the Company may affect the number or type of securities deliverable upon exercise of the SAR or limit the remaining term over which the SAR may be exercised.
13. General Restriction. In accordance with the terms of the Plan, the Company may limit or suspend the exercisability of the SARs or the purchase or issuance of SAR Shares thereunder under certain circumstances. Any delay caused thereby shall in no way affect the date of termination of the SARs.
14. Amendment of This Agreement. The Board of Directors may at any time amend, suspend or terminate the Plan; provided, however, that no amendment, suspension or termination of the Plan or the SARs shall adversely affect in any material way the SARs without the written consent of Employee.
15. Notices. Notices hereunder shall be in writing, and if to the Company, may be delivered personally to the Compensation Department or such other party as designated by the Company or mailed to its principal office at 10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, addressed to the attention of the SAR Administrator (Department 935.40), and if to Employee, may be delivered personally or mailed to Employee at his or her address on the records of the Company.
16. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and the successors and assigns of the Company and, to the extent provided in Paragraph 9 above and the provisions of the Plan, to the personal representatives, legatees and heirs of Employee.
17. No Effect on Employment. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to limit or restrict the right of the Company to terminate Employee's employment at any time, with or without cause, or to increase or decrease Employee's compensation from the rate of compensation in existence at the time this Agreement is executed.
18. Additional (Non-U.S.) Terms and Conditions. SARs awarded under this Agreement shall be subject to additional terms and conditions, as applicable, set forth in the Company’s Policies for Global Compliance of Equity Compensation Awards, which are attached in the Appendix hereto and shall be incorporated herein fully by reference.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement to be effective as of the Award Date.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
POLICIES FOR GLOBAL COMPLIANCE OF EQUITY COMPENSATION AWARDS
January 21, 2011
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.
POLICIES FOR GLOBAL COMPLIANCE OF EQUITY COMPENSATION AWARDS
This document (the “Policies”) sets forth policies of Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”) for the administration of equity compensation awards (the “Awards”) granted to employees (the “Employees”) of Marriott and its subsidiaries (together, the “Company”) under the Marriott International, Inc. Stock and Cash Incentive Plan, as amended and restated effective January 1, 2008, and as subsequently amended from time to time (the “Plan”). The Policies apply to certain Employees who have received or held Awards under the Plan while working for the Company outside of the United States.
The Policies, as may be amended by the Company from time to time for changes in law, are an integral part of the terms of each agreement (the “Agreement”) under which Awards are granted to Employees under the Plan. As such, the Policies set forth additional requirements or conditions in the non-U.S. jurisdictions indicated below that certain Employees must satisfy to receive the intended benefits under their Awards. These requirements or conditions are established to ensure that the Company and the Employees comply with applicable legal requirements pertaining to the Awards in those jurisdictions. In addition, the Policies are established to assist the Employees in complying with other legal requirements which may not implicate the Company. These requirements, some carrying civil or criminal penalties for noncompliance, may apply with respect to Employees’ Awards or shares of Marriott stock obtained pursuant to the Awards because of such Employees’ presence (which may or may not require citizenship or legal residency) in a particular jurisdiction at some time during the term of the Awards.
Legal requirements are often complex and may change frequently. Therefore, the Policies provide general information only and may not be relied upon by Employees as their only source of information relating to the consequences of participation in the Plan, nor may they serve as the basis for recovery against the Company for financial or other penalties incurred by Employees as a result of their noncompliance. Employees should seek appropriate professional advice as to how the relevant laws may apply to them individually.
Certain capitalized terms used but not defined in the Policies have the meanings set forth in the Plan or in the Agreements. To the extent the Policies appear to conflict with the terms of the Plan or the Agreements, the Plan and the Agreement shall control.
Exchange Control Notice. If an Employee is a “Person Resident in India,” the Employee must repatriate to India any proceeds from the sale of shares acquired under the Plan and any dividends received in relation to the shares and convert the proceeds into local currency within 90 days of receipt. In addition, such Employee must obtain a foreign inward remittance certificate (“FIRC”) from the Indian foreign exchange bank where the Employee deposits the foreign currency upon repatriation, and the Employee must maintain the FIRC as evidence of the repatriation of funds in the event the Reserve Bank of India or the Employee’s employer requests proof of repatriation.
For this purpose, "Person Resident in India" means:
a person residing in India for more than one hundred and eighty-two days during the course of the preceding financial year but does not include -
a person who has gone out of India or who stays outside India, in either case -
for or on taking up employment outside India, or
for carrying on a business or vocation outside India, or
for any other purpose, in such circumstances as would indicate his intention to stay outside India for an uncertain period; or
a person who has come to or stays in India, in either case, otherwise than -
for or on taking up employment in India, or
for carrying on in India a business or vocation in India, or
for any other purpose, in such circumstances as would indicate his intention to stay in India for an uncertain period.
Exchange Control Notice. An Employees who is resident in Thailand (with the exception of an Employee who is a foreigner permitted to reside or work in Thailand for a period not exceeding three months) must repatriate to Thailand the proceeds from the sale of shares acquired under the Plan and any cash dividends received in relation to the shares and convert the funds to Thai Baht within 360 days of receipt. If the repatriated amount is U.S. $20,000 or more, the Employee must report the inward remittance by submitting the Foreign Exchange Transaction Form, which can be obtained from any commercial bank in Thailand, to an authorized agent, i.e., a commercial bank authorized by the Bank of Thailand to engage in the purchase, exchange and withdrawal of foreign currency.