Number of Units
Service Vesting Requirement
Vesting. The Award shall be subject to the following service vesting requirement. If the Employee continues in employment through the vesting dates listed below, the Restricted Stock Units shall be vested as listed in the following table:
Percentage of Vested Restricted Stock Units
First anniversary of grant date
Second anniversary of grant date
Third anniversary of grant date
Fourth anniversary of the grant date
Fifth anniversary of the grant date
Forfeiture of Restricted Stock Units. Except as provided in Section 3, if the Employee terminates employment prior to the satisfaction of the vesting requirements set forth in Section 2(a) above, any unvested Restricted Stock Units shall immediately be forfeited. The period of time during which the Restricted Stock Units covered by this Award are forfeitable is referred to as the “Restricted Period.”
Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of Section 2 hereof, in the event of the termination of the Employee’s employment with the Corporation (and any Affiliate) prior to the end of the Restricted Period due to death or Disability, the Restricted Stock Units shall become fully vested.
In the event of the termination of the Employee’s employment with the Corporation (and any Affiliate) prior to the end of the Restricted Period due to a Change in Control, the Restricted Stock Units shall become unrestricted and fully vested.
In the event of (i) the merger or consolidation of the Corporation with or into another corporation or corporations in which the Corporation is not the surviving corporation, (ii) the adoption of any plan for the dissolution of the Corporation, or (iii) the sale or exchange of all or substantially all the assets of the Corporation for cash or for shares of stock or other securities of another corporation, the Restricted Stock Units shall become fully vested.
If the vesting of the Restricted Stock Units would result in any excise tax to the Employee as a result of Section 280G of the Code, the Corporation shall pay the Employee an amount equal to such excise tax.
Settlement of Restricted Stock Units
Death of Employee
Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete
During Employee's employment with the Corporation and its Affiliates (the "Company"), the Company will provide Employee with Confidential Information relating to the Company, its business and clients, the disclosure or misuse of which would cause severe and irreparable harm to the Company. Employee agrees that all Confidential Information is and shall remain the sole and absolute property of the Company. Upon the termination of Employee's employment with the Company for any reason, Employee shall immediately return to the Company all documents and materials that contain or constitute Confidential Information, in any form whatsoever, including but not limited to, all copies, abstracts, electronic versions, and summaries thereof. Executive further agrees that, without the written consent of the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation or, in the case of the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, without the written approval of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, Employee will not disclose, use, copy or duplicate, or otherwise permit the use, disclosure, copying or duplication of any Confidential Information of the Company, other than in connection with the authorized activities conducted in the course of Employee's employment with the Company. Employee agrees to take all reasonable steps and precautions to prevent any unauthorized disclosure, use, copying or duplication of Confidential Information. For purposes of this Agreement, Confidential Information means any and all financial, technical, commercial or other information concerning the business and affairs of the Company that is confidential and proprietary to the Company, including without limitation,
information relating to the Company’s past and existing customers and vendors and development of prospective customers and vendors, including specific customer product requirements, pricing arrangements, payments terms, customer lists and other similar information;
inventions, designs, methods, discoveries, works of authorship, creations, improvements or ideas developed or otherwise produced, acquired or used by the Company;
the Company’s proprietary programs, processes or software, consisting of but not limited to, computer programs in source or object code and all related documentation and training materials, including all upgrades, updates, improvements, derivatives and modifications thereof and including programs and documentation in incomplete stages of design or research and development;
the subject matter of the Company’s patents, design patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, manuals, operating instructions, training materials, and other industrial property, including such information in incomplete stages of design or research and development; and
other confidential and proprietary information or documents relating to the Company’s products, business and marketing plans and techniques, sales and distribution networks and any other information or documents which the Company reasonably regards as being confidential.
Employee agrees that, without the written consent of the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, in the case of the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation, without the written approval of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, Employee shall not engage in any of the conduct described in subsections (i) or (ii), below, either directly or indirectly, or as an employee, contractor, consultant, partner, officer, director or stockholder, other than a stockholder of less than 5% of the equities of a publicly traded corporation, or in any other capacity for any person, firm, partnership or corporation:
During the time of Employee's employment with Company, Employee will not: (A) perform duties as or for a Competitor; or (B) participate in the inducement of or otherwise encourage Company employees, clients, or vendors to currently and/or prospectively breach, modify, or terminate any agreement or relationship they have or had with Company.
For a period of 12 months following the termination of Employee's employment with Company, Employee will not: (A) perform duties as or for a Competitor that are the same as or similar to the duties performed by Employee for the Company at any time during any part of the 24 month period
Employee acknowledges and agrees that compliance with this Section 9 is necessary to protect the Company, and that a breach of any of this Section 9 will result in irreparable and continuing damage to the Company for which there will be no adequate remedy at law. In the event of a breach of this Section 9, or any part thereof, the Company, and its successors and assigns, shall be entitled to injunctive relief and to such other and further relief as is proper under the circumstances. The Company shall institute and prosecute proceedings in any Court of competent jurisdiction either in law or in equity to obtain damages for any such breach of this Section 9, or to enjoin Employee from performing services in breach of Section 9(b) during the term of employment and for a period of 12 months following the termination of employment. Employee hereby agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of any Court of competent jurisdiction in any disputes that arise under this Agreement.
Employee further agrees that, in the event of a breach of this Section 9, the Corporation shall also be entitled to recover the value of any amounts previously paid or payable or any shares (or the value of any shares) delivered or deliverable to Employee pursuant to any Company bonus program, this Agreement, and any other Company plan or arrangement.
Employee agrees that the terms of this Section 9 shall survive the termination of Employee's employment with the Company.
EMPLOYEE HAS READ THIS SECTION 9 AND AGREES THAT THE CONSIDERATION PROVIDED BY THE CORPORATION IS FAIR AND REASONABLE AND FURTHER AGREES THAT GIVEN THE IMPORTANCE TO THE COMPANY OF ITS CONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY INFORMATION, THE POST-EMPLOYMENT RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE'S ACTIVITIES ARE LIKEWISE FAIR AND REASONABLE.
Adjustment of Shares
Provisions of Plan Controlling