Re: Equity Award Amendment (February 19th, 2015)
As you know, the strategic combination between Applied Materials, Inc. ("Applied" or the "Company") and Tokyo Electron Limited (the "Transaction") is a large and highly complex undertaking that may take a lengthy period of time to complete. Your continued contributions as a part of Applied's deep and talented leadership team are critical to the Company in order to ensure the successful closing of the Transaction and post-closing planning and integration, while simultaneously leading the continued effective operations of Applied's business. With this agreement (the "Agreement"), Applied would like to recognize your continuing dedication and provide further incentive for you to remain with Applied through and beyond the Transaction. We are pleased to offer you the changes to your equity award that are described below. In order to accept these changes to your equity award, please sign and return this Agreement by the deadline indicated below.