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Non-Affiliated Director Compensation Program and Stock Ownership Guidelines, as amended and restated as of December 3, 2021
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EX-10.33 9 atvi123121ex1033.htm EX-10.33 Document
As adopted by the Board on
December 3, 2021, effective as of November 22, 2021
Non-Affiliated Director Compensation Program
Stock Ownership Guidelines
For purposes of this program, a “Non-Affiliated Director” is any director of the Company that is not also an employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
•Chair of the Board
•Lead Independent Director
•Chair of the Audit Committee
•Chair of the Workplace Responsibility Committee
•Chair of the Compensation Committee
•Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
•Audit Committee Member (other than the Chair)
•Workplace Responsibility Committee Member (other than the Chair)
•Compensation Committee Member (other than the Chair)
•Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Member (other than the Chair)
Special Assignment Fees
•Per day for special assignments required in connection with board duties (including, without limitation, litigation-related matters, but excluding days on which a director is required to travel to attend meetings)
•All cash retainers will generally be paid in arrears in equal quarterly installments no later than the 60th day following the last date of the applicable quarter; provided, however, that in no event shall fees be paid later than the date that is 2½ months following the last date of the Company’s fiscal year for which the retainer relates.
•Special Assignment Fees will generally be paid in arrears in equal quarterly installments no later than the 60th day following the last date of the applicable quarter; provided, however, that in no event shall fees be paid later than the date that is 2½ months following the last date of the Company’s fiscal year for which the retainer relates.
•Fees will be prorated for partial years of service, with partial months of service credited for full months.
Restricted Stock Units
New Appointment/Election RSU Grant
•Each newly elected or appointed Non-Affiliated Director will receive a grant of RSUs with a grant date value of $250,000 (the exact number of RSUs to be determined by dividing $250,000 by the NASDAQ Official Closing Price of the Company’s stock on the date of grant) upon initial election or appointment to the Board. If a Non-Affiliated Director is newly elected or appointed at any time other than at the Board meeting immediately following the annual meeting of shareholders, then the $250,000 grant date value will be pro-rated by reference to the expected amount of time from the date of such appointment or election until the Company’s next annual meeting of stockholders.
Annual RSU Grant
•Each Non-Affiliated Director will receive an annual grant of RSUs with a grant date value of $250,000 (the exact number of RSUs to be determined by dividing $250,000 by the NASDAQ Official Closing Price of the Company’s stock on the date of grant) upon re-election to the Board.
•RSU grants will be approved by the Board promptly following election, appointment or re-election to the Board and will be made three business days following the date of the Board’s approval of such grant.
•All RSUs will vest ratably on a quarterly basis over the one-year period from the date of grant.
•A director must be in continuous active service on each applicable vesting date.
•Vesting will accelerate on the date of a director’s cessation of service due to death or Disability.
Change of Control
•In the event that the director ceases to serve as a member of the Board of Directors pursuant to the terms of any business combination or similar transaction involving the Company, the RSUs will immediately vest as of the date on which the business combination or similar transaction is consummated.
•The RSUs will not be entitled to receive any payment, payment-in-kind or any equivalent with regard to any cash or other dividends that are declared and paid on the Company’s common stock.
•RSUs will be granted pursuant to the Company’s 2014 Incentive Plan and will be subject to the terms of the applicable Non-Affiliated Director stock RSU agreement as in effect at the time of grant.
Directors receive reimbursement of business and travel expenses from time to time in accordance with Company policy.
As determined by the Board from time-to-time.
Directors who are employees of the Company or any of its subsidiaries will not be entitled to compensation as a director.
The human resources and the legal departments will administer the Non-Affiliated Directors’ compensation program.
Non-Affiliated Director Stock Ownership Guidelines
•Each Non-Affiliated Director is required, within four years following his or her first election to the Board, to beneficially own (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) shares of the Company’s common stock (including any restricted shares of common stock or restricted share units payable in shares of the Company’s common stock) having an aggregate value at least equal to five times the amount of the annual cash Board retainer that we then pay such director for regular service on the Board.
•For purposes of determining compliance with the share ownership guidelines, the aggregate value of the shares owned by the director is calculated as of January 2nd of each applicable year (or if such date is not a trading date, the next trading date) based on the higher of:
◦the NASDAQ Official Closing Price of the Company’s common stock on that day; and
◦the NASDAQ Official Closing Price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant (or if such date is not a trading date, the next trading date), for any shares awarded to the director by the Company, and the actual cost to the director, for any other shares (e.g., with respect to shares acquired through the exercise of stock options, the exercise price).
•Non-Affiliated Directors are subject to these guidelines for as long as they continue to serve on the Board.