R E S T R I C T E D S T O C K A G R E E M E N T
G R A N T T O
Michael E. Havener
by Premiere Global Services, Inc. (the Company) of
shares of its common stock, $0.01 par value (the Shares)
pursuant to and subject to the provisions of the Premiere Global Services, Inc. 1995 Stock Plan (the Plan) and to the terms and conditions set forth on the following page (the Terms and Conditions).
Unless sooner vested in accordance with Section 3 of the Terms and Conditions, the restrictions imposed under Section 2 of the Terms and Conditions will expire as to the following number of the Shares awarded hereunder, on the following respective dates; provided that Grantee is then still employed by the Company or any of its Affiliates:
|Number of Shares
||Date of Expiration
|10,000||1st Anniversary of Grant Date|
|20,000||2nd Anniversary of Grant Date|
|30,000||3rd Anniversary of Grant Date|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Premiere Global Services, Inc., acting by and through its duly authorized officers, has caused this Agreement to be executed as of the Grant Date.
|PREMIERE GLOBAL SERVICES, INC.|
Scott Askins Leonard
|Its:||SVP Legal and General Counsel|
|Grant Date: December 31, 2007|
|Accepted by Grantee:||/s/ Michael
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Grant of Shares. Premiere Global Services, Inc. (the Company) hereby grants to the Grantee named on Page 1 hereof (Grantee), subject to the restrictions and the other terms and conditions set forth in the Premiere Global Services, In. 1995 Stock Plan (the Plan) and in this award agreement (this Agreement), the number of shares indicated on Page 1 hereof of the Companys $0.01 par value common stock (the Shares). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Plan.
2. Restrictions. The Shares are subject to each of the following restrictions. Restricted Shares mean those Shares that are subject to the restrictions imposed hereunder which restrictions have not then expired or terminated. Restricted Shares may not be sold, transferred, exchanged, assigned, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise encumbered. If Grantees employment with the Company or any Affiliate terminates for any reason other than as set forth in paragraph (b) of Section 3 hereof, then Grantee shall forfeit all of Grantees right, title and interest in and to the Restricted Shares as of the date of employment termination, such Restricted Shares shall revert to the Company immediately following the event of forfeiture. The restrictions imposed under this Section 2 shall apply to all shares of the Companys common stock or other securities issued with respect to Restricted Shares hereunder in connection with any merger, reorganization, consolidation, recapitalization, stock dividend or other change in corporate structure affecting the common stock of the Company.
3. Expiration and Termination of Restrictions. The restrictions imposed under Section 2 will expire on the earliest to occur of the following (the period prior to such expiration being referred to herein as the Restricted Period):
|(a)||As to the fractions of the Shares specified on page 1 hereof, on the respective dates specified on page 1 hereof; provided Grantee is then still employed by the Company or an Affiliate;|
|(b)||As to all of the unvested Shares, on the date of termination of Grantees employment by reason of death or Disability; or|
|(c)||As to all of the unvested Shares, on the date of a Change in Control of the Company (as such term is defined below) provided Grantee is them still employed by the Company or an Affiliate; or|
|(d)||As to the next tranche of unvested Shares in the fraction specified on page 1 hereof, on the date termination of Grantees employment without Cause (as such term is defined below) prior to a Change in Control.|
For purposes of this Agreement, Cause and Change in Control shall have the meaning as set forth in Grantees employment letter with the Company or any of its Affiliates, as in effect from time to time.
4. Delivery of Shares. The Shares will be registered in the name of Grantee as of the Grant Date and will be held by the Company during the Restricted Period in certificated or uncertificated form. If a certificate for Restricted Shares is issued during the Restricted Period with respect to such Shares, such certificate shall be registered in the name of Grantee and shall bear a legend in substantially the following form (in addition to any legend required under applicable state securities laws):
This certificate and the shares of stock represented hereby are subject to the terms and conditions (including forfeiture and restrictions against transfer) contained in a Restricted Stock Agreement between the registered owner of the shares represented hereby and Premiere Global Services, Inc. Release from such terms and conditions shall be made only in accordance with the provisions of such Agreement, copies of which are on file in the offices of Premiere Global Services, Inc.
Stock certificates for the Shares, without the first above legend, shall be delivered to Grantee or Grantees designee upon request of Grantee after the expiration of the Restricted Period, but delivery may be postponed for such period as may be required for the Company with reasonable diligence to comply if deemed advisable by the Company, with registration requirements under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, listing requirements under the rules of any stock exchange, and requirements under any other law or regulation applicable to the issuance or transfer of the Shares.
5. Voting and Dividend Rights. Grantee, as beneficial owner of the Shares, shall have full voting and dividend rights with respect to the Shares during and after the Restricted Period. If Grantee forfeits any rights he or she may have under this Agreement in accordance with Section 3, Grantee shall no longer have any rights as a shareholder with respect to the Restricted Shares or any interest therein and Grantee shall no longer be entitled to receive dividends on such stock. In the event that for any reason Grantee shall have received dividends upon such stock after such forfeiture, Grantee shall repay to the Company any amount equal to such dividends.
6. Changes in Capital Structure. The provisions of the Plan shall apply in the case of a change in the capital structure of the Company. Without limiting the foregoing, in the event of a subdivision of the outstanding Stock (stock-split), a declaration of a dividend payable in Stock, or a combination or consolidation of the outstanding Stock into a lesser number of shares, the Shares then subject to this Agreement shall automatically be adjusted proportionately.
7. No Right of Continued Employment. Nothing in this Agreement shall interfere with or limit in any way the right of the Company or any Affiliate to terminate Grantees employment at any time, nor confer upon Grantee any right to continue in the employ of the Company or any Affiliate.
8. Payment of Taxes. Upon issuance of the Shares hereunder, Grantee may make an election to be taxed upon such award under Section 83(b) of the Code. To effect such election, Grantee may file an appropriate election with Internal Revenue Service within thirty (30) days after award of the Shares and otherwise in accordance with applicable Treasury Regulations. Grantee will, no later than the date as of which any amount related to the Shares first becomes includable in Grantees gross income for federal income tax purposes, pay to the Company, or make other arrangements satisfactory to the Committee regarding payment of, any federal, state and local taxes of any kind required by law to be withheld with respect to such amount. The obligations of the Company under this Agreement will be conditional on such payment or arrangements, and the Company, and, where applicable, its Affiliates will, to the extent permitted by law, have the right to deduct any such taxes from any payment of any kind otherwise due to Grantee.
9. Amendment. The Committee may amend, modify or terminate this Agreement without approval of Grantee; provided, however, that such amendment, modification or termination shall not, without Grantees consent, reduce or diminish the value of this award determined as if it had been fully vested (i.e., as if all restrictions on the Shares hereunder had expired) on the date of such amendment or termination.
10. Plan Controls. The terms contained in the Plan are incorporated into and made a part of this Agreement and this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Plan. In the event of any actual or alleged conflict between the provisions of the Plan and the provisions of this Agreement, the provisions of the Plan shall be controlling and determinative.
11. Successors. This Agreement shall be binding upon any successor of the Company, in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Plan.
12. Severability. If any one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement is deemed to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the other provisions of this Agreement will be construed and enforced as if the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision had never been included.
13. Notice. Notices and communications under this Agreement must be in writing and either personally delivered or sent by registered or certified United States mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid. Notices to the Company must be addressed to:
Global Services, Inc.
3280 Peachtree Road NW
The Terminus Building, Suite 1000
Atlanta, Georgia 30305-2422
Attn: Director, Stock Plan Management
or any other address designated by the Company in a written notice to Grantee. Notices to Grantee will be directed to the address of Grantee then currently on file with the Company, or at any other address given by Grantee in a written notice to the Company.