Form of Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement for Senior Executive Officers
alerus financial corporation
2019 Equity Incentive Plan
Performance-based Restricted Stock unit Award Agreement
The Participant specified below is hereby granted a restricted stock unit award (the “Award”) by Alerus Financial Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), under the Alerus Financial Corporation 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The Award shall be subject to the terms of the Plan and the terms set forth in this Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (“Award Agreement”).
Except for words and phrases otherwise defined in this Award Agreement, any capitalized word or phrase in this Award Agreement shall have the meaning ascribed to it in the Plan.
For the purposes of this Section 3(e), “Cause” (1) has the meaning provided in the then-effective employment agreement, if any, between the Participant and the Company, or, in absence thereof, (2) means (A) the Participant’s commission of any act constituting a felony or the Participant’s conviction or guilty or no contest plea to any criminal misdemeanor involving fraud, misrepresentation, or theft; (B) gross misconduct or any act of fraud, disloyalty, or dishonesty by the Participant related to or in connection with the Participant’s employment with the Company, or otherwise likely to cause material harm to the Company or its reputation; (C) a material violation by the Participant of the Company’s policies or codes of conduct; or (D) the willful or material breach by the Participant of any agreement between the Participant and the Company. “Good Reason” (1) has the meaning provided in the then-effective employment agreement, if any, between the Participant and the Company, or, in absence thereof, (2) means any of the following conditions arising without the consent of the Participant, provided that the Participant has notified the Company in writing of the existence of such condition within ninety (90) days of its first occurrence, and the Company has failed to remedy such condition within thirty (30) days of such notice: (A) a material diminution in the Participant’s base salary, authority, duties, or responsibilities; (B) relocation of the Participant’s principal office more than fifty (50) miles from its location as of the Grant Date; or (C) any other action or inaction that constitutes a material breach by the Company or any terms or conditions of any agreement between the Participant and the Company, which breach has not been caused by the Participant.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Award Agreement to be executed in its name and on its behalf, and the Participant acknowledges understanding and acceptance of, and agrees to, the terms of the Plan and this Award Agreement, all as of the Grant Date.
Alerus Financial Corporation
Name: Randy Newman
Title: Chairman, President & CEO
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
The determination of the number of RSUs that will vest on the Certification Date as provided in Section 3(a) of the Award Agreement will be determined as follows:
Actual Performance Factor
Target Cumulative Net Income
Executive LTI Payout in $$ Value
As an example, to compute the number of Units that will vest on the Certification Date, assume the following facts: (i) the number of RSUs awarded is 500; and (ii) the Company’s actual Cumulative Net Income for the Performance Period was half-way between the Threshold Goal and the Target Goal. Under these facts, the Performance Factor would be 75% (half-way between 50% and 100%), and the number of RSUs vesting on the Certification Date would be 375.