Form of Performance Restricted Stock Unit Agreement Integration Award
AMENDED AND RESTATED 2020 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
PERFORMANCE RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
Private & Confidential (Addressee Only)
Employee ID: XXX
We are pleased to advise you (the Participant) that Analog Devices, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (the Company), has granted to the Participant that number of Performance Restricted Stock Units (Performance RSUs) set forth below, subject to the terms and conditions of the Analog Devices, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the Plan) and this Performance Restricted Stock Unit Agreement, including Appendix A, which includes additional performance-based vesting conditions, and Appendix B, which includes any applicable country-specific provisions. This Performance Restricted Stock Unit Agreement, together with Appendix A and Appendix B, is referred to as the Agreement. The grant of Performance RSUs reflects the Companys confidence in the Participants commitment and contributions to the success and continued growth of the Company. All terms not defined in this Agreement shall have the meaning set forth in the Plan.
Performance Restricted Stock Unit.
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, the Company has granted to the Participant that number of Performance RSUs (the Award) effective on the Date of Grant set forth below:
|Date of Grant:||[insert date]|
|Number of Performance RSUs (Initial Grant Number):|
|Vesting Date:||The 60th day following the end of the Performance Period|
Each one (1) Performance RSU shall, if and when it vests in accordance with this Agreement, automatically convert into one (1) share of Common Stock issuable as provided below. The Performance RSUs are subject to the vesting provisions set forth in Section 2 (including any performance-based vesting conditions set forth in Appendix A), the restrictions on transfer set forth in Section 3, and the right of the Company to retain Shares (as defined below) pursuant to Section 7.
Vesting and Conversion.
Subject to the terms of the Plan and this Agreement, the Performance RSUs shall vest in accordance with the vesting conditions set forth in this Section 2 and the performance-based vesting conditions set forth in Appendix A. For purposes of this Agreement, Performance RSUs that have not vested as of the Vesting Date in accordance with this Section 2(a) and Appendix A are referred to as Unvested Performance RSUs. The shares of Common Stock that are issuable upon the vesting and conversion of the Performance RSUs are referred to in this Agreement as Shares. As soon as administratively practicable after the vesting and conversion of Performance RSUs (and in any event within sixty (60) days of the Vesting Date or event, as applicable, or during such longer period following the Participants death as permitted under Section 409A pf the Code), and subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement, the Company shall deliver or cause to be delivered evidence (which may include a book entry by the Companys transfer agent) of the Shares so issued in the name of the Participant to the brokerage firm designated by the Company to maintain the brokerage account established for the Participant or the Participants heirs, in the case of Section 2(c). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall not be obligated to issue Shares to or in the name of the Participant upon the vesting and conversion of any Performance RSUs unless the issuance of such Shares shall comply with all relevant provisions of law and other legal requirements including, without limitation, any applicable securities laws and the requirements of any stock exchange upon which shares of Common Stock may then be listed.
In the event the Participants employment with the Company or the Employer (as defined in Section 2(e)) is terminated prior to the Vesting Date either by the Participant, the Company, or the Employer for any reason or no reason (other than due to death or Disability, then in each such case, all of the Unvested Performance RSUs as of the date of termination shall terminate and be cancelled immediately and automatically and the Participant shall have no further rights with respect to such Unvested Performance RSUs.
In the event of the Participants death prior to the end of the Performance Period, the Unvested Performance RSUs shall vest immediately upon death with respect to the Initial Grant Number of Shares underlying the Performance RSUs, notwithstanding that the Participant was not employed as of the Vesting Date. In the event of the Participants death after the end of the Performance Period, the Unvested Performance RSUs shall vest with respect to the number of Shares underlying the Performance RSUs that would have vested in accordance with Appendix A had the Participant continued employment through the Vesting Date had he or she not died.
In the event the Participant becomes Disabled prior to the end of the Performance Period, the Unvested Performance RSUs shall vest immediately as of the date the Participant is determined to be Disabled with respect to the Initial Grant Number of Shares underlying the Performance RSUs, regardless of whether the Participant terminates employment prior to the Vesting Date. In the event the Participant becomes Disabled after the end of the Performance Period, the Unvested Performance RSUs shall vest with respect to the number of Shares underlying the Performance RSUs that would have vested in accordance with Appendix A regardless of whether the Participant continues employment through the Vesting Date.
For purposes of this Agreement, employment shall include being an employee with the Company. Employment shall also include being an employee with any direct or indirect parent or subsidiary of the Company, or any successor to the Company or any such parent or subsidiary of the Company (the Employer). Should a Participant transfer employment to become a director, consultant or advisor to the Company or the Employer following the Date of Grant, he or she will still be considered employed for vesting purposes until he or she ceases to provide services to the Company or any direct or indirect parent or subsidiary of the Company, or any successor to the Company or any such parent or subsidiary of the Company.
Restrictions on Transfer.
The Participant shall not sell, assign, transfer, pledge or otherwise encumber any Performance RSUs, either voluntarily or by operation of law.
The Company shall not be required (i) to transfer on its books any of the Performance RSUs which have been transferred in violation of any of the provisions set forth herein or (ii) to treat as the owner of such Performance RSUs any transferee to whom such Performance RSUs have been transferred in violation of any of the provisions contained herein.
Not a Shareholder. The Performance RSUs represent an unfunded, unsecured promise by the Company to deliver Shares upon vesting and conversion of the Performance RSUs, and until vesting of the Performance RSUs and issuance of the Shares, the Participant shall not have any of the rights of a shareholder with respect to the Shares underlying the Performance RSUs. For the avoidance of doubt, the Participant shall have no right to receive any dividends and shall have no voting rights with respect to the Shares underlying the Performance RSUs for which the record date is on or before the date on which the Shares underlying the Performance RSUs are issued to the Participant.
Provisions of the Plan. The Performance RSUs and Shares, including the grant and issuance thereof, are subject to the provisions of the Plan. A copy of the Plan prospectus is available on the Companys Intranet at:
(From The Circuit home page, click Knowledge Centers, HR, Employee Stock Programs. The related documents can be found in the right-hand column.) If the Participant is unable to access this information via the Intranet, the Companys Stock Plan Administrator can provide the Participant with copies ( ***@***).
Regardless of any action the Company and/or the Employer, if different, takes with respect to any or all income tax (including U.S. federal, state and local taxes and/or non-U.S. taxes), social insurance, payroll tax, fringe benefits tax, payment on account or other tax-related withholding (Tax-Related Items), the Participant acknowledges that the ultimate liability for all Tax-Related Items legally applicable to the Participant is and remains the Participants responsibility and may exceed the amount, if any, actually withheld by the Company or the Employer. The Participant further acknowledges that the Company and the Employer (i) make no representations or undertakings regarding the treatment of any Tax-Related Items in connection with any aspect of the Performance RSUs, including the grant of the Performance RSUs, the vesting of the Performance RSUs, the subsequent sale of any Shares acquired pursuant to the Performance RSUs and the receipt of any dividends; and (ii) do not commit to structure the terms of the grant or any aspect of the Performance RSUs to reduce or eliminate the Participants liability for Tax-Related Items or achieve any particular tax result. Further, if the Participant becomes subject to Tax-Related Items in more than one jurisdiction between the Date of Grant and the date of any relevant taxable or tax withholding event, as applicable, the Participant acknowledges that the Company and/or the Employer may be required to withhold or account for Tax-Related Items in more than one jurisdiction.
Prior to any relevant taxable or tax withholding event, as applicable, the Participant will pay or make adequate arrangements satisfactory to the Company to satisfy all Tax-Related Items. In this regard, the Participant authorizes the Company and/or the Employer, or their respective agents, at their discretion, to satisfy their withholding obligations, if any, with regard to all Tax-Related Items by one or a combination of the methods set forth below:
the Company may withhold a sufficient number of whole Shares otherwise issuable upon the vesting of the Performance RSUs that have an aggregate Fair Market Value sufficient to pay the minimum Tax-Related Items required to be withheld with respect to the Shares. The cash equivalent of the Shares withheld will be used to settle the obligation to withhold the Tax-Related Items (determined by reference to the closing price of the Common Stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on the date on which the Performance RSUs vest); or
the Company may, in its discretion, withhold any amount necessary to pay the Tax-Related Items from the Participants salary or other amounts payable to the Participant; or
the Company may withhold from proceeds of the sale of Shares either through a voluntary sale or through a mandatory sale arranged by the Company (on the Participants behalf pursuant to this authorization);
provided, however, that if the Participant is a Section 16 officer of the Company under the Exchange Act, then the Company will withhold a sufficient number of whole Shares otherwise issuable upon the vesting of the Performance RSUs pursuant to (i) above, unless the use of such withholding method is not feasible under applicable tax or securities law or has materially adverse accounting consequences, in which case, the obligation for Tax-Related Items will be satisfied pursuant to (iii).
The Company may withhold or account for Tax-Related Items by considering statutory withholding amounts or other applicable withholding rates, including maximum applicable rates in the Participants jurisdictions(s). If the Company and/or the Employer withhold more than the amount necessary to satisfy the liability for Tax-Related Items, case the Participant may receive a refund of the over-withheld amount in cash and will have no entitlement to the equivalent amount in Shares. If the obligation for Tax-Related Items is satisfied by withholding in Shares, for tax purposes, the Participant is deemed to have been issued the full number of Shares subject to the vested Performance RSU, notwithstanding that a number of the Shares are held back solely for the purpose of paying the Tax-Related Items.
In the event the withholding requirements are not satisfied through the withholding or sale of Shares or through the Participants salary or other amounts payable to the Participant, no Shares will be issued upon vesting of the Performance RSUs unless and until satisfactory arrangements (as determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board) have been made by the Participant with respect to the payment of any Tax-Related Items which the Company and/or the Employer determine, in each of its sole discretion, must be withheld or collected with respect to such Performance RSUs. No fractional Shares will be withheld or issued pursuant to the grant of the Performance RSUs and the issuance of Shares hereunder. By accepting this grant of Performance RSUs, the Participant expressly consents to the withholding of Shares and/or cash as provided for hereunder. All other Tax-Related Items related to the Performance RSUs and any Shares delivered in payment thereof are the Participants sole responsibility.
Option of Company to Deliver Cash. Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Agreement, and except as set forth in Appendix B, where share settlement is otherwise prohibited under local law or may present adverse tax consequences to the Participant, at the time the Performance RSUs vest, the Company may elect, in the sole discretion of the Compensation Committee of the Board, to deliver by wire transfer to the Participant in lieu of Shares an equivalent amount of cash (determined by reference to the closing price of the Common Stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on the date on which the Performance RSUs vest). If the Company elects to deliver cash to the Participant, the Company is authorized to retain such amount as is sufficient in the opinion of the Company to satisfy the Tax-Related Items withholding obligations of the Company pursuant to Section 6 herein.
Repatriation and Other Legal Requirements. The Participant agrees as a condition of the grant of the Performance RSUs, as applicable, to repatriate all payments attributable to the Shares and/or cash acquired under the Plan (including, but not limited to, dividends and any proceeds derived from the sale of the Shares acquired pursuant to the Performance RSUs) in accordance with all foreign exchange rules and regulations applicable to the Participant. In addition, the Participant also agrees to take any and all actions, and consent to any and all actions taken by the Company and its subsidiaries, as may be required to allow the Company and its subsidiaries to comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Participant. Finally, the Participant agrees to take any and all actions as may be required to comply with the Participants personal legal and tax obligations under all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Participant.
No Rights to Employment. The grant of the Performance RSUs shall not confer upon the Participant any right to continue in the employ of the Company or the Employer, nor limit in any way the right of the Company or the Employer to terminate the Participants employment at any time. Except in the event of Disability or termination of employment due to death, the vesting of the Performance RSUs pursuant to Section 2 and Appendix A, is earned only by satisfaction of the performance-based vesting conditions and continuing service as an employee at the will of the Company or the Employer through the Vesting Date (not through the act of being hired or engaged or being granted the Performance RSUs hereunder).
Discretionary Nature. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Plan is discretionary in nature and may be amended, cancelled, or terminated by the Company at any time, to the extent permitted under the Plan. The Participants participation in the Plan is voluntary. The grant of the Performance RSUs under the Plan is a one-time benefit and does not create any contractual or other right to receive a grant of Performance RSUs or any other award under the Plan or other benefits in lieu thereof in the future. Future grants, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Company, including, but not limited to, the form and timing of any grant, the number of Shares subject to the grant, and the vesting provisions. Any amendment, modification or termination of the Plan shall not constitute a change or impairment of the terms and conditions of the Participants employment with the Company or the Employer. The Performance RSUs and income from such Performance RSUs shall not be included in any calculation of severance, resignation, redundancy, end of service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, holiday pay, pension, or retirement benefits or similar payments. The Performance RSUs should in no event be considered as compensation for, or relating in any way to, past services for the Company or the Employer.
Future Value of Shares. The future value of the underlying Shares is unknown, indeterminable, and cannot be predicted with certainty.
Severability. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement, and each other provision of this Agreement shall be severable and enforceable to the extent permitted by law.
Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Company and the Participant and his or her respective heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, successors and assigns, subject to the restrictions on transfer set forth in Section 3 of this Agreement.
Notice. Each notice relating to this Award shall be in writing (which shall include electronic form) and delivered in person, electronically or by first class mail, postage prepaid, to the address as hereinafter provided. Each notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date it is received. Each notice to the Company shall be addressed to it at its offices at Analog Devices, Inc., One Analog Way, Wilmington, MA 01887, Attention: Chief Financial Officer. Each notice to the Participant shall be addressed to the Participant at the Participants last known mailing or email address, as applicable, on the records of the Company.
Pronouns. Whenever the context may require, any pronouns used in this Agreement shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine or neuter forms, and the singular form of nouns and pronouns shall include the plural, and vice versa.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the Plan constitute the entire understanding between the parties, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, relating to the subject matter of these documents.
Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without regard to any applicable conflicts of laws.
Compliance with Laws. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan or this Agreement, unless there is an available exemption from any registration, qualification or other legal requirement applicable to the Shares, the Company shall not be required to deliver any Shares prior to the completion of any registration or qualification of the Shares under any local, state, federal or foreign securities or exchange control law or under rulings or regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or of any other governmental regulatory body, or prior to obtaining any approval or other clearance from any local, state, federal or foreign governmental agency, which registration, qualification or approval the Company shall, in its absolute discretion, deem necessary or advisable. The Participant understands that the Company is under no obligation to register or qualify the Shares with the SEC or any state or foreign securities commission or to seek approval or clearance from any governmental authority for the issuance or sale of the Shares. The Participant also understands and agrees that the Awards granted under the Plan, including the Performance RSUs and the underlying Shares, are subject to the listing standards of any national securities exchange or association on which the Companys securities are listed or as is otherwise required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and any SEC regulations, as now or hereafter in effect. Further, the Participant agrees that the Company shall have unilateral authority to amend the Plan and the Agreement without the Participants consent to the extent necessary to comply with securities or other laws applicable to issuance of Shares.
Interpretation. The interpretation and construction of any terms or conditions of this Agreement or the Plan, or other matters related to the Plan, by the Compensation Committee of the Board shall be final and conclusive.
Participants Acceptance. The Participant is urged to read this Agreement carefully and to consult with his or her own legal counsel regarding the terms and consequences of this Agreement and the legal and binding effect of this Agreement. By virtue of his or her acceptance of this Award, the Participant is deemed to have accepted and agreed to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the provisions of the Plan.
Electronic Delivery. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decide to deliver any documents related to the Performance RSUs or other awards granted to the Participant under the Plan by electronic means. The Participant hereby consents to receive such documents by electronic delivery and agrees to participate in the Plan through an on-line or electronic system established and maintained by the Company or a third party designated by the Company.
Additional Requirements. The Company reserves the right to impose other requirements on the Performance RSUs, any Shares acquired pursuant to the Performance RSUs, and the Participants participation in the Plan, to the extent the Company determines, in its sole discretion, that such other requirements are necessary or advisable for legal or administrative reasons. Such requirements may include (but are not limited to) requiring the Participant to sign any agreements or undertakings that may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.
Changes in Capitalization. In the event of any stock split, reverse stock split, stock dividend, recapitalization, combination of shares, reclassification of shares, spin-off or other similar change in capitalization or event, or any non-cash distribution to holders of Common Stock, the number of Performance RSUs, and Shares issuable upon vesting and conversion thereof, shall be appropriately adjusted in such manner as shall be determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board.
No Advice Regarding Grant. The Company is not providing any tax, legal or financial advice, nor is the Company making any recommendations regarding the Participants participation in the Plan, or the Participants acquisition or sale of Shares. The Participant is encouraged to consult with his or her own personal tax, legal and financial advisors regarding his or her participation in the Plan before taking any action related to the Plan.
Insider Trading Restrictions/Market Abuse Laws. The Participant acknowledges that, depending on the Participants or the Participants brokers country of residence or where the Common Stock is listed, the Participant may be subject to insider trading restrictions and/or market abuse laws in applicable jurisdictions which may affect the Participants ability to accept, acquire, sell, or otherwise dispose of Common Stock, rights to Common Stock (e.g., Performance RSUs), or rights linked to the value of Common Stock (e.g., phantom awards, futures) during such times as the Participant is considered to have inside information regarding the Company (as defined by the laws or regulations in the Participants country). Local insider trading laws and regulations may prohibit the cancellation or amendment of orders the Participant placed before possessing inside information. Furthermore, the Participant could be prohibited from (i) disclosing the inside information to any third party (other than on a need to know basis) and (ii) tipping third parties or causing them otherwise to buy or sell securities. Any restrictions under these laws or regulations are separate from and in addition to any restrictions that may be imposed under any applicable Company insider trading policy. The Participant acknowledges that it is his or her responsibility to comply with any applicable restrictions, and the Participant should speak to his or her personal advisor on this matter.
Waiver. The Participant acknowledges that a waiver by the Company or breach of any provision of this Agreement shall not operate or be construed as a waiver of any other provision of this Agreement, or of any subsequent breach by the Participant or any other participant.
Chairman of the Board
President & Chief Executive Officer
APPENDIX A TO
2020 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
PERFORMANCE RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
Performance Period. The period ending twenty-four months after the closing date of the Companys acquisition of Maxim Integrated Inc. (the Performance Period). The Companys acquisition of Maxim Integrated Inc. (Maxim) is referred to in this Appendix A as the Acquisition.
Vesting Date. The 60th day following the end of the Performance Period.
Determination Date: The date the Compensation Committee of the Board determines the level of attainment of the Performance Parameters for the Performance Period, which date shall be as soon as practicable following the end of the Performance Period.
Performance-Based Vesting Terms. The number of Performance RSUs that shall vest shall be equal to a number of Performance RSUs that is between 0% and 200% of the Initial Grant Number. Such vesting of the Performance RSUs is based on the attainment of three performance metrics: (1) the Operating Profit Goal; (2) the Synergy Performance Goal; and (3) the Speed of Delivery Accelerator. The Operating Profit Goal, the Synergy Performance Goal, and the Speed of Delivery Accelerator are referred to, collectively, as the Performance Parameters.
The Operating Profit Goal is a threshold goal, such that 0% of the Initial Grant Number shall vest if the Operating Profit Goal has not been attained (regardless of the extent to which the Synergy Performance Goal and Speed of Delivery Accelerator have been attained). Further, if the Acquisition fails to close, the Performance RSUs shall be cancelled.
Provided that the Operating Profit Goal has been attained for the Performance Period, a number of the Performance RSUs ranging from 0% to 150% of the Initial Grant Number shall vest based on the attainment of the Synergy Performance Goal. The table below sets forth the number of Performance RSUs eligible to vest based on the attainment level of the Synergy Performance Goal (equal to the product of the Initial Grant Number, multiplied by the Attainment Percentage). The Attainment Percentage shall be calculated based on linear interpolation among the attainment levels of the Synergy Performance Goal and will be rounded to the nearest whole percentage point.
Synergy Performance Goal Achieved
|0%||Lowest threshold as determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board|
|100%||100% target as determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board|
|150%||150% target as determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board|
Finally, if the Speed of Delivery Accelerator has been attained, an additional 50% of the Initial Grant Number is eligible to vest on the Vesting Date. The Speed of Delivery Accelerator shall be calculated independently of the Synergy Performance Goal.
Operating Profit Goal shall mean Non-GAAP Operating Profit Before Taxes for the last four fiscal quarters completed as of the end of the Performance Period as a percentage of Revenue equal to or exceeding a percentage approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board in connection with the granting of the Award.
Revenue shall mean Revenue, as reported by the Company in its earnings press release furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which shall be determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), as adjusted to exclude the revenue generated from one-time licensing and the financial accounting impact of acquisition-related adjustments, including conforming the acquired entitys revenue policies to Company revenue policies.
Non-GAAP Operating Profit Before Taxes means Non-GAAP Operating Profit Before Taxes, as reported by the Company in its earnings press release furnished to the SEC, which shall be determined in accordance with GAAP and disclosed non-GAAP adjustments and further adjusted for stock based compensation expense and the results of any acquisitions or divestitures of significant materiality to be reported in the Companys 10-Q/10-K filings.
The definition of or method of determining Non-GAAP Operating Profit Before Taxes for purposes of ascertaining the attainment level of the Operating Profit Goal may, in the discretion of the Compensation Committee of the Board, be adjusted to eliminate the impact of any one or more of the following unanticipated events:
items related to a change in GAAP in the United States, International Financial Reporting Standards or such other accounting principles or standards as may apply to the Companys financial statements under United States federal securities laws from time to time;
items relating to unusual or extraordinary corporate transactions, events or developments, or
items relating to gains or losses for material litigation, arbitration and contractual settlements.
Synergy Performance Goal shall mean the amount of Verifiable Synergies with respect to the combined costs resulting from the Acquisition, where the synergy takes effect during the Performance Period or will take effect within the 12-month period immediately following the Performance Period as a result of a firm commitment made during the Performance Period, and is evidenced as described below. Verifiable Synergies will be measured by the gross annualized run rate savings realized less any annualized run rate expense incurred necessary to achieve the Verifiable Synergies.
The attainment of the Synergy Performance Goal shall be calculated by the Company and approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board on the Determination Date.
Verifiable Synergies are commitments that may include, but are not limited to: formal cancellation of contracts or the non-renewal of existing contracts, renegotiated contracts, communicated severance agreements to employees or, other similar firm commitments. These shall be calculated by the Company and approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board.
The Speed of Delivery Accelerator shall be obtained if US $275M or more of Verifiable Synergies are realized within the eighteen-month period commencing from the closing date of the Acquisition.