Pursuant to the New Hire Stock Unit Grant Notice (Grant Notice
) and this New Hire Stock Unit
), XenoPort, Inc.
) has awarded you a Stock Unit
Award outside of any equity incentive plan maintained by the Company for the number of stock units
) as indicated in the Grant Notice (collectively, the Award
). Subject to adjustment and
the terms and conditions as provided herein, each RSU shall represent the right to receive one (1)
share of Common Stock.
The details of your Award, in addition to those set forth in the Grant Notice, are as follows.
1. General. This Award may be granted to you only if you are newly employed by the
Company or an Affiliate. In order to be eligible to receive this Award, you either (i) must never
have been an Employee or director of the Company or an Affiliate, or (ii) entered into an
employment relationship with the Company following a bona fide period of non-employment. The grant
of this Award must be approved either by a majority of Independent Directors or by the Companys
independent Compensation Committee. Your Award is intended to be exempt from stockholder approval
requirements under the inducement grant exception provided by NASDAQ Marketplace Rule
(a) Your Award shall be administered by the Board unless and until the Board delegates
administration to a Committee or Committees. If administration is delegated to a Committee, the
Committee shall have, in connection with the administration of your Award, the powers theretofore
possessed by the Board that have been delegated to the Committee, including the power to delegate
to a subcommittee any of the administrative powers the Committee is authorized to exercise (and
references in this Award Agreement to the Board shall thereafter be to the Committee or
subcommittee), subject, however, to such resolutions as may be adopted from time to time by the
Board. The Board may retain the authority to concurrently administer your Award with the Committee
and may, at any time, revest in the Board some or all of the powers previously delegated.
(b) The Board shall have the authority to construe and interpret your Award and this Award
Agreement, and to establish, amend and revoke rules and regulations for its administration. The
Board, in the exercise of this power, may correct any defect, omission or inconsistency in this
Award Agreement, in a manner and to the extent it shall deem necessary or expedient to make your
Award fully effective. All determinations, interpretations and constructions made by the Board in
good faith shall not be subject to review by any person and shall be final, binding and conclusive
on all persons. No member of the Board shall be personally liable for any action, determination,
or interpretation made in good faith with respect to this Award Agreement.
3. Number of RSUs and Shares of Common Stock.
(a) In the event of any Capitalization Adjustments, the Board shall appropriately and
proportionately adjust the number of RSUs subject to your Award and the
class(es) and number of
shares of Common Stock deliverable with respect to such RSUs. You shall receive no benefit or
adjustment to your Award with respect to any cash dividend or other distribution that does not
result from a Capitalization Adjustment; provided, however, that this sentence shall not apply with
respect to any shares of Common Stock that
are delivered to you in connection with your Award after such shares have been delivered to
(b) Any additional RSUs, shares of Common Stock, cash or other property that becomes subject
to the Award pursuant to this Section 3 shall be subject, in a manner determined by the Board, to
the same forfeiture restrictions, restrictions on transferability, and time and manner of delivery
as applicable to the other RSUs and Common Stock covered by your Award.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section 3, no fractional RSUs or rights for
fractional shares of Common Stock shall be created pursuant to this Section 3. The Board shall, in
its discretion, determine an equivalent benefit for any fractional RSUs or fractional shares that
might be created by the adjustments referred to in this Section 3.
4. Vesting. The RSUs shall vest, if at all, as provided in the Vesting Schedule set
forth in your Grant Notice, provided that vesting shall cease upon the termination of your
5. Delivery of Shares of Common Stock.
(a) Subject to the provisions of this Award Agreement, in the event one or more RSUs vests,
the Company shall deliver to you one (1) share of Common Stock for each RSU that vests on the
applicable vesting date. However, if a scheduled delivery date falls on a date that is not a
business day, such delivery date shall instead fall on the next following business day.
(b) The form of such delivery (e.g., a stock certificate or electronic entry evidencing such
shares) shall be determined by the Company.
6. Payment by You. This Award was granted in consideration of your services for the
Company. Subject to Section 7 below, except as otherwise provided in the Grant Notice, you will
not be required to make any payment to the Company (other than your past and future services for
the Company) with respect to your receipt of the Award, vesting of the RSUs, or the delivery of the
shares of Common Stock underlying the RSUs.
7. Withholding Obligations.
(a) On or before the time you receive a distribution of Common Stock pursuant to your Award,
or at any time thereafter as requested by the Company, you hereby authorize any required
withholding from the Common Stock issuable to you and otherwise agree to make adequate provision in
cash for any sums required to satisfy the federal, state, local and foreign income and employment
tax withholding obligations of the Company or any Affiliate which arise in connection with your
Award (the Withholding Taxes). If specified in your Grant Notice, you may direct the Company to
withhold shares of Common Stock with a Fair Market Value (measured as of the date shares of Common
Stock are delivered pursuant to Section 5) equal to the amount of such Withholding Taxes; provided,
however, that the number of such shares of Common Stock so withheld shall not exceed the amount
necessary to satisfy
the Companys required tax withholding obligations using the minimum statutory
withholding rates for federal, state, local and foreign tax purposes, including payroll taxes, that
are applicable to supplemental taxable income.
(b) Unless the tax withholding obligations of the Company and/or any Affiliate are satisfied,
the Company shall have no obligation to deliver to you any Common Stock.
(c) In the event the Companys obligation to withhold arises prior to the delivery to you of
Common Stock or it is determined after the delivery of Common Stock to you that the amount of the
Companys withholding obligation was greater than the amount withheld by the Company, you agree to
indemnify and hold the Company harmless from any failure by the Company to withhold the proper
8. Securities Law Compliance. You may not be issued any Common Stock under your
Award unless either (i) the shares of Common Stock are then registered under the Securities Act, or
(ii) the Company has determined that such issuance would be exempt from the registration
requirements of the Securities Act. Your Award must also comply with other applicable laws and
regulations governing the Award, and you shall not receive such Common Stock if the Company
determines that such receipt would not be in material compliance with such laws and regulations.
9. Restrictive Legends. The Common Stock issued under your Award shall be endorsed
with appropriate legends, if any, determined by the Company.
10. Transfer Restrictions. Prior to the time that shares of Common Stock have been
delivered to you, you may not transfer, pledge, sell or otherwise dispose of the shares in respect
of your Award. For example, you may not use shares that may be issued in respect of your RSUs as
security for a loan, nor may you transfer, pledge, sell or otherwise dispose of such shares. This
restriction on transfer will lapse upon delivery to you of shares in respect of your vested RSUs.
Your Award is not transferable, except by will or by the laws of descent and distribution.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, by delivering written notice to the Company, in a form satisfactory
to the Company, you may designate a third party who, in the event of your death, shall thereafter
be entitled to receive any distribution of Common Stock to which you were entitled at the time of
your death pursuant to this Award Agreement.
11. Dissolution or Liquidation. In the event of a dissolution or liquidation of the
Company, your Award shall terminate immediately prior to the completion of such dissolution or
liquidation; provided, however, that the Board may, in its sole discretion, cause your Award to
become fully vested (to the extent your Award has not previously expired or terminated) before the
dissolution or liquidation is completed but contingent on its completion.
12. Corporate Transaction.
(a) In the event of a Corporate Transaction, any surviving corporation or acquiring
corporation (or the surviving or acquiring corporations parent company) may assume or continue
your Award or may substitute a similar stock award for your Award (including but not limited to,
awards to acquire the same consideration paid to the stockholders of the Company pursuant to the
Corporate Transaction). A surviving corporation or acquiring corporation may choose to assume or
continue only a portion of
your Award or substitute a similar stock award
for only a portion of your Award. The terms of
any assumption, continuation or substitution shall be set by the Board.
(b) In the event of a Corporate Transaction in which the surviving corporation or acquiring
corporation (or its parent company) does not assume or continue your Award or substitute a similar
stock award for your Award, then if your Continuous Service has not terminated more than three (3)
months prior to the effective time of the Corporate Transaction, the vesting of your Award shall
(contingent upon the effectiveness of the Corporate Transaction) be accelerated in full to a date
prior to the effective time of such Corporate Transaction as the Board shall determine (or, if the
Board shall not determine such a date, to the date that is five (5) days prior to the effective
time of the Corporate Transaction).
(c) In the event of a Corporate Transaction in which the surviving corporation or acquiring
corporation (or its parent company) does not assume or continue your Award or substitute a similar
stock award for your Award, then if your Continuous Service has terminated more than three (3)
months prior to the effective time of the Corporate Transaction, the vesting of your Award shall
not be accelerated and your Award shall terminate if not exercised (if applicable) prior to the
effective time of the Corporate Transaction.
13. Change In Control. If your Continuous Service terminates within twelve (12)
months following the effective date of a Change in Control due to (i) an involuntary termination
(excluding death or Disability) without Cause, or (ii) a voluntary termination for Good Reason, the
vesting of your Award shall be accelerated in full.
14. Best After-Tax Provision.
(a) If any payment or benefit you would receive pursuant to a Change in Control from the
Company or otherwise (Payment) would (i) constitute a parachute payment within the meaning of
Section 280G of the Code, and (ii) but for this sentence, be subject to the excise tax imposed by
Section 4999 of the Code (the Excise Tax), then such Payment shall be equal to the Reduced
Amount. The Reduced Amount shall be either (x) the largest portion of the Payment that would
result in no portion of the Payment being subject to the Excise Tax, or (y) the largest portion, up
to and including the total, of the Payment, whichever amount, after taking into account all
applicable federal, state and local employment taxes, income taxes, and the Excise Tax (all
computed at the highest applicable marginal rate), results in your receipt, on an after-tax basis,
of the greater amount of the Payment notwithstanding that all or some portion of the Payment may be
subject to the Excise Tax. If a reduction in payments or benefits constituting parachute
payments is necessary so that the Payment equals the Reduced Amount, reduction shall occur in a
manner necessary to provide you with the greatest economic benefit. If more than one manner of
reduction of payments or benefits necessary to arrive at the Reduced Amount yields the greatest
economic benefit, the payments and benefits shall be reduced pro rata.
(b) The accounting firm engaged by the Company for general tax purposes as of the day prior to
the effective date of the Change in Control shall perform the foregoing calculations. If the
accounting firm so engaged by the Company is serving as accountant or auditor for the individual,
entity or group effecting the Change in Control, the
Company shall appoint a nationally recognized accounting firm to make the determinations
The Company shall bear all expenses with respect to the determinations by such
accounting firm required to be made hereunder.
(c) The accounting firm engaged to make the determinations hereunder shall provide its
calculations, together with detailed supporting documentation, to you and the Company within
fifteen (15) calendar days after the date on which your right to a Payment is triggered (if
requested at that time by you or the Company) or such other time as requested by you or the
Company. If the accounting firm determines that no Excise Tax is payable with respect to a
Payment, either before or after the application of the Reduced Amount, it shall furnish you and the
Company with an opinion reasonably acceptable to you that no Excise Tax will be imposed with
respect to such Payment. Any good faith determinations of the accounting firm made hereunder shall
be final, binding and conclusive upon you and the Company.
15. Award not a Service Contract. Your Award is not an employment or service
contract, and nothing in your Award shall be deemed to create in any way whatsoever any obligation
on your part to continue in the service of the Company or any Affiliate, or on the part of the
Company or any Affiliate to continue such service. In addition, nothing in your Award shall
obligate the Company or any Affiliate, their respective stockholders, boards of directors or
employees to continue any relationship that you might have as an Employee or Consultant of the
Company or any Affiliate.
16. Unsecured Obligation. Your Award is unfunded, and even as to any RSUs that vest,
you shall be considered an unsecured creditor of the Company with respect to the Companys
obligation, if any, to issue Common Stock pursuant to this Award Agreement. You shall not have
voting or any other rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the Common Stock
acquired pursuant to this Award Agreement until such Common Stock is issued to you pursuant to
Section 5 of this Award Agreement. Upon such issuance, you will obtain full voting and other
rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the Common Stock so issued. Nothing
contained in this Award Agreement, and no action taken pursuant to its provisions, shall create or
be construed to create a trust of any kind or a fiduciary relationship between you and the Company
or any other person.
17. Notices. Any notices provided for in your Award shall be given in writing to
each of the other parties hereto and shall be deemed effectively given on the earlier of (i) the
date of personal delivery, including delivery by express courier, or (ii) the date that is five (5)
days after deposit in the United States Post Office (whether or not actually received by the
addressee), by registered or certified mail with postage and fees prepaid, addressed at the
following addresses, or at such other address(es) as a party may designate by ten (10) days
advance written notice to each of the other parties hereto:
||Attn: General Counsel
||3410 Central Expressway
||Santa Clara, California 95051
||Your address as on file with the Company at the time notice is given
18. Headings. The headings of the Sections in this Award Agreement are inserted for
convenience only and shall not be deemed to constitute a part of this Award Agreement or to affect
the meaning of this Award Agreement.
19. Amendment. This Award Agreement may be amended only by a writing executed by the
Company and you which specifically states that it is amending this Award Agreement. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, this Award Agreement may be amended solely by the Company by a writing which
specifically states that it is amending this Award Agreement, so long as a copy of such amendment
is delivered to you, and provided that no such amendment adversely affecting your rights hereunder
may be made without your written consent. Without limiting the foregoing, the Company reserves the
right to change, by written notice to you, the provisions of this Award Agreement in any way it may
deem necessary or advisable to carry out the purpose of the grant as a result of any change in
applicable laws or regulations or any future law, regulation, ruling, or judicial decision,
provided that any such change shall be applicable only to rights relating to that portion of the
Award that has not been delivered to you in Common Stock pursuant to Section 5.
(a) The rights and obligations of the Company under your Award shall be transferable by the
Company to any one or more persons or entities, and all covenants and agreements hereunder shall
inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable by the Companys successors and assigns.
(b) You agree upon request to execute any further documents or instruments necessary or
desirable in the sole determination of the Company to carry out the purposes or intent of your
(c) You acknowledge and agree that you have reviewed your Award in its entirety, have had an
opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing and accepting your Award and fully
understand all provisions of your Award.
(d) This Award Agreement shall be subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and
to such approvals by any governmental agencies or national securities exchanges as may be required.
(e) All obligations of the Company under this Award Agreement shall be binding on any
successor to the Company, whether the existence of such successor is the result of a direct or
indirect purchase, merger, consolidation, or otherwise, of all or substantially all of the business
and/or assets of the Company.
21. Effect on Other Employee Benefit Plans. The value of the Award subject to this
Award Agreement shall not be included as compensation, earnings, salaries, or other similar terms
used when calculating benefits under any employee benefit plan sponsored by the Company or any
Affiliate except as such plan otherwise expressly provides. The Company expressly reserves its
rights to amend, modify, or terminate any or all of the employee benefit plans of the Company or
22. Choice of Law.
The interpretation, performance and enforcement of this Award
Agreement shall be governed by the law of the state of California
without regard to such states
conflicts of laws rules.
23. Severability. If all or any part of this Award Agreement is declared by any
court or governmental authority to be unlawful or invalid, such unlawfulness or invalidity shall
not invalidate any portion of this Award Agreement not declared to be unlawful or invalid. Any
Section of this Award Agreement (or part of such a Section) so declared to be unlawful or invalid
shall, if possible, be construed in a manner which will give effect to the terms of such Section or
part of a Section to the fullest extent possible while remaining lawful and valid.
24. Other Documents. You hereby acknowledge receipt or the right to receive a
document providing the information required by Rule 428(b)(1) promulgated under the Securities Act
(which includes the prospectus for this Award). In addition, you acknowledge receipt of the
Companys Policy Regarding Stock Trading by Directors, Officers and Other Designated Insiders.
25. Definitions. For purposes of this Award Agreement, the following definitions
(a) Affiliate means (i) any corporation (other than the Company) in an unbroken chain of
corporations ending with the Company, provided each corporation in the unbroken chain (other than
the Company) owns, at the time of the determination, stock possessing fifty percent (50%) or more
of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such
chain, and (ii) any corporation (other than the Company) in an unbroken chain of corporations
beginning with the Company, provided each corporation (other than the last corporation) in the
unbroken chain owns, at the time of the determination, stock possessing fifty percent (50%) or more
of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such
chain. The Board shall have the authority to determine (i) the time or times at which the
ownership tests are applied, and (ii) whether Affiliate includes entities other than corporations
within the foregoing definition.
(b) Board means the Board of Directors of the Company.
(c) Capitalization Adjustment means any change that is made in, or other events that occur
with respect to, the Common Stock subject to your Award without the receipt of consideration by the
Company (whether through merger, consolidation, reorganization, recapitalization, reincorporation,
stock dividend, dividend in property other than cash, stock split, liquidating dividend,
combination of shares, exchange of shares, change in corporate structure, or similar transaction).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the conversion of any convertible securities of the Company shall
not be treated as a Capitalization Adjustment.
(d) Cause means the occurrence of any of the following: (i) your commission of any felony or
any crime involving fraud, dishonesty or moral turpitude under the laws of the United States or any
state thereof; (ii) your attempted commission of, or participation in, a fraud or act of dishonesty
against the Company; (iii) your intentional,
material violation of any material contract or agreement between you and the Company or any
statutory duty owed to the Company; (iv) your unauthorized use or disclosure of the Companys
confidential information or trade secrets; (v) your gross misconduct; (vi) your repeated, unexcused
from your regularly assigned workplace where such absences materially interfere with the
performance of your duties; (vii) your repeated or habitual drug or alcohol use that materially
interferes with the performance of your duties; (viii) your gross insubordination; youre your
intentional, material violation of any written Company policy; or (x) your poor or inadequate
performance of your duties. The determination that a termination is for Cause shall be made by the
Company in its sole discretion; provided, however, that no determination under clauses (vi), (vii),
(viii), (ix) or (x) shall be made unless you have been given a written warning from the Company
that the continuation of your conduct shall constitute Cause and such conduct continues after a
reasonable period of time to cure such conduct following the receipt by you of such written
warning. Any determination by the Company that your Continuous Service was terminated by reason of
dismissal without Cause for the purposes of your Award shall have no effect upon any determination
of the rights or obligations of the Company or you for any other purpose.
(e) Change in Control means the occurrence, in a single transaction or in a series of
related transactions, of any one or more of the following events:
(i) any Exchange Act Person becomes the Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the
Company representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the Companys
then outstanding securities other than by virtue of a merger, consolidation or similar transaction.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Change in Control shall not be deemed to occur (A) on account of
the acquisition of securities of the Company by an investor, any affiliate thereof or any other
Exchange Act Person from the Company in a transaction or series of related transactions the primary
purpose of which is to obtain financing for the Company through the issuance of equity securities
or (B) solely because the level of Ownership held by any Exchange Act Person (the Subject Person)
exceeds the designated percentage threshold of the outstanding voting securities as a result of a
repurchase or other acquisition of voting securities by the Company reducing the number of shares
outstanding, provided that if a Change in Control would occur (but for the operation of this
sentence) as a result of the acquisition of voting securities by the Company, and after such share
acquisition, the Subject Person becomes the Owner of any additional voting securities that,
assuming the repurchase or other acquisition had not occurred, increases the percentage of the then
outstanding voting securities Owned by the Subject Person over the designated percentage threshold,
then a Change in Control shall be deemed to occur;
(ii) there is consummated a merger, consolidation or similar transaction involving (directly
or indirectly) the Company and, immediately after the consummation of such merger, consolidation or
similar transaction, the stockholders of the Company immediately prior thereto do not Own, directly
or indirectly, either (A) outstanding voting securities representing more than fifty percent (50%)
of the combined outstanding voting power of the surviving Entity in such merger, consolidation or
similar transaction or (B) more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined outstanding voting power
of the parent of the surviving Entity in such merger, consolidation or similar transaction, in each
case in substantially the same proportions as their Ownership of the outstanding voting securities
of the Company immediately prior to such transaction;
(iii) the stockholders of the Company approve or the Board approves a plan of complete
dissolution or liquidation of the Company, or a complete dissolution or liquidation of the Company
shall otherwise occur;
(iv) there is consummated a sale, lease, exclusive license or other disposition of all or
substantially all of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, other than a
sale, lease, license or other disposition of all or substantially all of the consolidated assets of
the Company and its Subsidiaries to an Entity, more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting
power of the voting securities of which are Owned by stockholders of the Company in substantially
the same proportions as their Ownership of the outstanding voting securities of the Company
immediately prior to such sale, lease, license or other disposition; or
(v) individuals who, on the date the Companys 2005 Equity Incentive Plan was adopted by the
Board, are members of the Board (the Incumbent Board) cease for any reason to constitute at least
a majority of the members of the Board; provided, however, that if the appointment or election (or
nomination for election) of any new Board member was approved or recommended by a majority vote of
the members of the Incumbent Board then still in office, such new member shall, for purposes of
your Award, be considered as a member of the Incumbent Board.
The term Change in Control shall not include a sale of assets, merger or other transaction
effected principally for the purpose of changing the domicile of the Company.
(f) Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, as well as any applicable
regulations and guidance thereunder.
(g) Committee means a committee of one (1) or more members of the Board to whom authority
has been delegated by the Board.
(h) Common Stock means the common stock of the Company.
(i) Consultant means any person, including an advisor, who is (i) engaged by the Company or
an Affiliate to render consulting or advisory services and is compensated for such services, or
(ii) serving as a member of the board of directors of an Affiliate and is compensated for such
services. However, service solely as a Director, or payment of a fee for such service, shall not
cause a Director to be considered a Consultant for purposes hereunder.
(j) Continuous Service means that your service with the Company or an Affiliate, whether as
an Employee, Director or Consultant, is not interrupted or terminated. A change in the capacity in
which you render service to the Company or an Affiliate as an Employee, Consultant or Director or a
change in the entity for which you render such service, provided that there is no interruption or
termination of your service with the Company or an Affiliate, shall not terminate your Continuous
Service. For example, a change in status from an employee of the Company to a consultant to an
Affiliate or to a Director shall not constitute an interruption of Continuous Service. To the
extent permitted by law, the Board or the chief executive officer of the Company, in that partys
sole discretion, may determine whether Continuous Service shall be considered interrupted in the
case of any leave of absence approved by that party, including sick leave, military leave or
any other personal leave. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a leave of absence shall be treated as
Continuous Service for purposes of vesting in this Award only to such extent as may be provided in
the Companys leave of absence policy or in the written terms of your leave of absence.
(k) Corporate Transaction means the occurrence, in a single transaction or in a series of
related transactions, of any one or more of the following events:
(i) a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all, as determined by the Board in its
sole discretion, of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries;
(ii) a sale or other disposition of at least ninety percent (90%) of the outstanding
securities of the Company;
(iii) the consummation of a merger, consolidation or similar transaction following which the
Company is not the surviving corporation; or
(iv) the consummation of a merger, consolidation or similar transaction following which the
Company is the surviving corporation but the shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately
preceding the merger, consolidation or similar transaction are converted or exchanged by virtue of
the merger, consolidation or similar transaction into other property, whether in the form of
securities, cash or otherwise.
(l) Director means a member of the Board.
(m) Disability means your permanent and total disability within the meaning of Section
22(e)(3) of the Code.
(n) Employee means any person employed by the Company or an Affiliate. However, service
solely as a Director, or payment of a fee for such services, shall not cause a Director to be
considered an Employee for purposes hereunder.
(o) Entity means a corporation, partnership or other entity.
(p) Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(q) Exchange Act Person means any natural person, Entity or group (within the meaning of
Section 13(d) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act), except that Exchange Act Person shall not include
(i) the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company; (ii) any employee benefit plan of the Company or
any Subsidiary of the Company or any trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an
employee benefit plan of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company; (iii) an underwriter
temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities; (iv) an Entity Owned,
directly or indirectly, by the stockholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as
their Ownership of stock of the Company; or (v) any natural person, Entity or group (within the
meaning of Section 13(d) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act) that, as of the effective date of the
Companys 2005 Equity Incentive Plan, is the Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the
more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the Companys then outstanding
(r) Fair Market Value means, as of any date, the value of the Common Stock determined as
(i) If the Common Stock is listed on any established stock exchange or traded on any
established market, the Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock shall be
the closing sales
price for such stock (or the closing bid, if no sales were reported) as quoted on such exchange or
market (or the exchange or market with the greatest volume of trading in the Common Stock) on the
date in question, as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Board deems
reliable. Unless otherwise provided by the Board, if there is no closing sales price (or closing
bid if no sales were reported) for the Common Stock on the date in question, then the Fair Market
Value shall be the closing selling price (or closing bid if no sales were reported) on the last
preceding date for which such quotation exists.
(ii) In the absence of such markets for the Common Stock, the Fair Market Value shall be
determined by the Board in good faith.
(s) Good Reason means that one or more of the following are undertaken by the Company
without your express written consent: (i) the assignment to you of any duties or responsibilities
that results in a material diminution in your function as in effect immediately prior to the
effective date of the Change in Control; provided, however, that neither a change in your title or
reporting relationships nor the Common Stock ceasing to be listed on any established stock exchange
or traded on the Nasdaq Global Market or the Nasdaq Capital Market shall provide the basis for a
voluntary termination with Good Reason; (ii) a material reduction by the Company in your annual
base salary, as in effect on the effective date of the Change in Control or as increased
thereafter; provided, however, that Good Reason shall not be deemed to have occurred in the event
of a reduction in your annual base salary that is pursuant to a salary reduction program affecting
substantially all of the employees of the Company and that does not adversely affect you to a
greater extent than other similarly situated employees; (iii) any failure by the Company to
continue in effect any material benefit plan or program, including incentive plans or plans with
respect to the receipt of securities of the Company, in which you were participating immediately
prior to the effective date of the Change in Control (hereinafter referred to as Benefit Plans),
or the taking of any action by the Company that would materially adversely affect your
participation in or materially reduce your benefits under the Benefit Plans or deprive you of any
material fringe benefit that you enjoyed immediately prior to the effective date of the Change in
Control; provided, however, that Good Reason shall not be deemed to have occurred if the Company
provides for your participation in benefit plans and programs that, taken as a whole, are
comparable to the Benefit Plans; (iv) a relocation of your business office to a location more than
fifty (50) miles from the location at which you performed your duties as of the effective date of
the Change in Control, except for required travel by you on the Companys business to an extent
substantially consistent with your business travel obligations prior to the effective date of the
Change in Control; or (v) a material breach by the Company of any provision of this Award Agreement
or any other material agreement between you and the Company concerning the terms and conditions of
(t) Independent Director means a Director who is an independent director within the
meaning of NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4200.
(u) Own, Owned, Owner, Ownership A person or Entity shall be deemed to Own, to have
Owned, to be the Owner of, or to have acquired Ownership of securities if such person or
Entity, directly or indirectly, through any contract, arrangement, understanding, relationship or
otherwise, has or shares voting power, which includes the power to vote or to direct the voting,
with respect to such securities.
(v) Securities Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
(w) Subsidiary means, with respect to the Company, (i) any corporation of which more than
fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding capital stock having ordinary voting power to elect a
majority of the board of directors of such corporation (irrespective of whether, at the time, stock
of any other class or classes of such corporation shall have or might have voting power by reason
of the happening of any contingency) is at the time, directly or indirectly, Owned by the Company,
and (ii) any partnership in which the Company has a direct or indirect interest (whether in the
form of voting or participation in profits or capital contribution) of more than fifty percent
* * * * *
This New Hire Stock Unit Award Agreement
shall be deemed to be signed by the Company and you
upon your signing of the New Hire Stock Unit Grant Notice to which it is attached.
), outside of any equity incentive plan maintained by the Company,
hereby awards to Participant a stock unit award covering the number of stock units (the RSUs
forth below (the Award
). This Award shall be evidenced by a New Hire Stock Unit Award Agreement
(the Award Agreement
). This Award is subject to all of the terms and conditions as set forth
herein and in the applicable Award Agreement attached hereto and incorporated herein in its
Date of Grant:
||August 1, 2008
Vesting Commencement Date:
||August 1, 2008
Number of RSUs:
Payment for Common Stock:
||Participants services to the Company
Vesting Schedule: The RSUs shall vest over four years from the Date of Grant, with 25% vesting on
each anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date; provided, however, that the Participants
Continuous Service has not terminated prior to each such vesting date.
(i) You may direct the
Company to withhold, from
shares otherwise issuable
upon vesting of the Award, a
portion of those shares with
an aggregate fair market
value (measured as of the
delivery date) equal to the
amount of the applicable
withholding taxes, as
provided in Section 7 of the
(ii) You may make a cash
payment directly to the
Company equal to the
applicable withholding taxes,
and the Company shall remit
such withholding directly to
the appropriate taxing
authorities, as provided in
Section 7 of the Award
Delivery Schedule: Delivery of one share of Common Stock for each RSU that vests shall occur on
the applicable vesting date.
Additional Terms/Acknowledgements: Participant acknowledges receipt of, and understands and agrees
to, this New Hire Stock Unit Grant Notice and the Award Agreement. Participant further
acknowledges that as of the Date of Grant, this New Hire Stock Unit Grant Notice and the Award
Agreement set forth the entire understanding between Participant and the Company regarding the
award of the RSUs and the underlying Common Stock and supersede all prior oral and written
agreements on that subject.
Attachment: Award Agreement