(a) through cash payment by the Participant, (b) through the surrender of Shares that the Participant already owns or (c) through the surrender of Shares to which the Participant is otherwise entitled under the Plan; provided, however, that except as otherwise specifically provided by the Committee, such Shares under clause (c) may not be used to satisfy more than the maximum individual statutory tax rate for each applicable tax jurisdiction, or such lesser amount as may be established by the Company. In the instance the withholding obligation is satisfied through the surrender of Shares, the Company will not deliver fractional Shares, and it will pay, in lieu thereof, the Fair Market Value of such fractional Shares.
Section 6.Dividend Equivalents. The Participant shall be entitled to receive a payment in cash upon the conclusion of the Performance Period in an amount equal in value to any dividends and distributions paid with respect to the RSUs (other than dividends and distributions that may be issued with respect to Shares by virtue of any corporate transaction, to the extent adjustment is made pursuant to Section 3.4 of the Plan) during the Performance Period (“Dividend Equivalents”); provided, however, that no Dividend Equivalents shall be payable to or for the benefit of the Participant with respect to record dates for such dividends or distributions occurring before the Grant Date or on or after the date, if any, on which the Participant has forfeited the RSUs. Dividend Equivalents shall be credited at the time the respective dividends or distributions are paid and shall be accumulated, without interest, and shall be subject to the same restrictions applicable to the underlying RSUs.
Section 7.Restrictive Covenants.
(a)Confidential Information. Except as permitted by the Company, the Participant shall not at any time divulge, furnish or make accessible to anyone or use in any way other than in the ordinary course of the business of the Company or its affiliates, any confidential, proprietary, or secret knowledge or information of the Company or its affiliates that the Participant has acquired or will acquire about the Company or its affiliates, whether developed by himself or herself or by others, concerning (i) any trade secrets; (ii) any confidential, proprietary, or secret designs, programs, processes, formulate, plans devices, or material (whether or not patented or patentable) directly or indirectly useful in any aspect or the business of the Company or of its affiliates; (iii) any customer or supplier lists; (iv) any confidential, proprietary, or secret development or research work; (v) any strategic or other business, marketing, or sales plans; (vi) any financial data or plans; or (vii) any other confidential, proprietary, or secret information about any aspect or the business of the Company or of its affiliates. The Participant acknowledges that the knowledge and information described above constitutes a unique and valuable asset of the Company and represents a substantial investment of time and expense by the Company and that any disclosure or other use of such knowledge or information other than for the sole benefit of the Company or its affiliates would be wrongful and would cause irreparable harm to the Company. The Participant shall not intentionally commit any act that would materially reduce the value of such knowledge or information to the Company or its affiliates. The foregoing obligations or confidentially shall not apply to any knowledge or information that (i) is now or subsequently becomes generally publicly known, other than as a direct or indirect result of the breach of this Award Agreement, (ii) is independently made available to the Participant in good faith by a third party who has not violated a confidential relationship with the Company or its affiliates, or (iii) is required to be disclosed by law or legal process. The Participant’s obligations under this Award Agreement to maintain the confidentiality of the Company’s confidential, proprietary, and secret information are in addition to any obligations of the Participant under any other agreement between the Participant and the Company, and any applicable statutory or common law.
(b)Return of Records and Property. Upon the Participant’s Termination of Service, or at any time upon the Company’s request, the Participant shall promptly deliver to the Company all Company and affiliate records and all Company and affiliate property in his or her possession or under his or her control, including without limitation manuals, books, blank forms, documents, letters, memoranda, notes, notebooks, reports, printouts, computer disks, computer tapes, sources codes, data, tables, or