Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Non-Employee Directors for usage under the Companys 2020 Equity Incentive Plan adopted December 8, 2020
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2020 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
Private & Confidential (Addressee Only)
Grant ID: Client Grant ID
We are pleased to advise you (the “Participant”) that Analog Devices, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation (the “Company”), has granted to the Participant Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) on the terms and conditions set forth below (the “Award”). This Award reflects the Company’s confidence in the Participant’s commitment and contributions to the success and continued growth of the Company.
All terms not defined herein shall have the meanings assigned to such terms in the Analog Devices, Inc. 2020 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).
1.Restricted Stock Unit.
This Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (the “Agreement”) confirms that, subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, the Company has granted to the Participant, effective on the Date of Grant set forth below, that number of RSUs set forth below:
Date of Grant: Grant Date
Number of RSUs Granted: Number of Awards Granted
Vesting Schedule: The RSUs shall vest on the earlier of one year from Grant Date or the date of the Company’s next annual meeting of shareholders, subject to the Participant’s continued service as a member of the Board (a “Director”).
Each one (1) RSU shall, if and when it vests in accordance with this Award, automatically convert into one (1) share of Common Stock issuable as provided below. The RSUs are subject to the vesting provisions set forth in Section 2, 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.
2.Vesting and Conversion.
(a) Subject to the terms of the Plan and this Award, the RSUs shall vest in accordance with the schedule set forth in Section 1. For purposes of this Award, RSUs that have not vested as of any particular time in accordance with this Section 2(a) are referred to as “Unvested RSUs.” The shares of Common Stock that are issuable upon the vesting and conversion of the RSUs are referred to in this Award as “Shares.” As soon as administratively practicable after the issuance of any Shares upon the vesting and conversion of RSUs, and subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, the Company shall deliver or cause to be delivered evidence (which may include a book entry by the Company’s 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. 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 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.
(b) In the event the Participant ceases to be a Director for any reason or no reason (other than due to death, Disability or otherwise as provided in the Plan or below), then in each such case, all of the Unvested 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 RSUs.
(c) In the event the Participant dies while a Director, all Unvested RSUs shall vest in full as of the date of the Participant’s death.
(d) In the event the Participant ceases to be a Director by reason of a Disability, the Unvested RSUs as of the date of the Participant ceases to be a Director shall vest in full as of such date. “Disability” with respect to the Participant occurs, when and if, as a result of disease, injury or mental disorder, the Participant is incapable of engaging in regular service with the Company, which has lasted or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, as determined by the Company.
(e) If the Participant becomes an employee of the Company and, in connection with such employment, ceases to serve as a Director of the Company, Unvested RSUs shall vest in accordance with the terms hereof until the date that the Participant’s employment with the Company is terminated.
(f) Notwithstanding anything in the Plan or herein, all Unvested RSUs shall vest in full as of a Change in Control Event (as defined in the Plan).
(g) For purposes of this Award, employment with the Company shall include being an employee, consultant or advisor 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.
3.Restrictions on Transfer.
(a) The Participant shall not sell, assign, transfer, pledge or otherwise encumber any RSUs, either voluntarily or by operation of law.
(b) The Company shall not be required (i) to transfer on its books any of the RSUs which have been transferred in violation of any of the provisions set forth herein or (ii) to treat as the owner of such RSUs any transferee to whom such RSUs have been transferred in violation of any of the provisions contained herein.
4.Not a Shareholder. The RSUs represent an unfunded, unsecured promise by the Company to deliver Shares upon vesting and conversion of the RSUs, and until vesting of the 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 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 RSUs for which the record date is on or before the date on which the Shares underlying the RSUs are issued to the Participant.
5.Provisions of the Plan. The RSUs and Shares, including the grant and issuance thereof, are subject to the provisions of the Plan.
6.Consideration. Any Shares that are issued and any cash payment that is delivered, in either case upon settlement of the RSUs pursuant to this Award, will be in consideration of the Participant’s service as a member of the Board and/or the Participant’s continued employment with the Company, which consideration is deemed sufficient.
(a) Regardless of any action the Company 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 due by the Participant is and remains the Participant’s responsibility, and that the Company (i) makes no representations or undertakings regarding the treatment of any Tax-Related Items in connection with any aspect of the RSUs, including the grant or vesting of the RSUs, the subsequent sale of any Shares acquired pursuant to the RSUs and the receipt of any dividends; and (ii) does not commit to structure the terms of the grant or any aspect of the RSUs to reduce or eliminate the Participant’s liability for Tax-Related Items.
(b) Prior to the delivery of Shares upon vesting of the RSUs, if any taxing jurisdiction requires withholding of Tax-Related Items, the Participant authorizes the Company to satisfy the obligations with regard to all Tax-Related Items, if any, by one or a combination of methods set forth below:
i.the Company may withhold a number of whole Shares otherwise issuable upon vesting of the RSUs that have an aggregate Fair Market Value sufficient to pay the 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 applicable vesting date). No fractional Shares will be withheld or issued pursuant to the grant of the RSUs and the issuance of Shares hereunder.
ii.the Company may, in its discretion, withhold any amount necessary to pay the Tax-Related Items from the Participant’s salary or other amounts payable to the Participant.
iii.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 Participant’s behalf pursuant to this authorization).
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 Participant’s jurisdiction(s). If the Company withholds more than the amount necessary to satisfy the liability for Tax-Related Items, the Participant may receive a refund of the over-withheld amount in cash and will have no entitlement to the equivalent 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 RSU, notwithstanding that a number of the Shares is held back solely for the purpose of paying the Tax-Related Items.
In the event the withholding requirements are not satisfied through the withholding of Shares or through the Participant’s salary or other amounts payable to the Participant, no Shares will be issued upon vesting of the 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 determines, in its sole discretion, must be withheld or collected with respect to such RSUs. By accepting this grant of 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 RSUs and any Shares delivered in payment thereof are the Participant’s sole responsibility.
8.Option of Company to Deliver Cash. Notwithstanding any of the other provisions of this Award, where settlement in Shares is otherwise prohibited under local law or may present adverse tax consequences to the Participant, at the time the 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 applicable vesting date). 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 7 herein.
9.No Advice Regarding Grant. The Company is not providing any tax, legal or financial advice, nor is the Company making any recommendations regarding the Participant’s participation in the Plan, or the Participant’s acquisition or sale of the underlying 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.
10.Data Privacy Information and Consent (applicable only if the Participant resides outside the United States). The Company is located at One Analog Way, Wilmington, Massachusetts, 01887 U.S.A. and grants directors of the Company RSUs, at the Company’s sole discretion. If the Participant would like to participate in the Plan, please review the following information about the Company’s data processing practices and declare the Participant’s consent.
a)Data Collection and Usage. The Company collects, processes and uses personal data of Participants, including, name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social insurance number or other identification number, salary, citizenship, job title, any shares of stock or directorships held in the Company, and details of all RSUs, canceled, vested, or outstanding in the Participant’s favor, which the Company receives from the Participant. If the Company offers the Participant a grant of RSUs under the Plan, then the Company will collect the Participant’s personal data for purposes of allocating stock and implementing, administering and managing the Plan. The Company’s legal basis for the processing of the Participant’s personal data would be his or her consent.
b)Stock Plan Administration Service Providers. The Company transfers participant data to Fidelity Stock Plan Services LLC, an independent service provider based in the United States, which assists the Company with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. In the future, the Company may select a different service provider and share the Participant’s data with another company that serves in a similar manner. The Company’s service provider will open an account for the Participant to receive and trade shares of Common Stock. The Participant will be asked to agree on separate terms and data processing practices with the service provider, which is a condition to the Participant’s ability to participate in the Plan.
c)International Data Transfers. The Company and its service providers are based in the United States. If the Participant is outside the United States, the Participant should note that his or her country has enacted data privacy laws that are different from the United States and that the United States might not provide a level of protection of personal data equivalent to the level of protection in the Participant's country. In order to ensure an appropriate level of protection for the transfer of the Participant’s personal data to the Company in the United States, the Company has implemented the EU Standard Contractual Clauses. However, the onward transfer of the Participant’s personal data by the Company to its service provider is not subject to appropriate safeguards such as the EU Standard Contractual Clauses and is based solely on the Participant’s consent. The Participant understands and acknowledges that this might result in certain risks to the protection of his or her
personal data due to the lack of legal principles governing the processing of the personal data, oversight by a supervisory authority or enforceable data subject rights in the United States.
d)Data Retention. The Company will use the Participant’s personal data only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage the Participant’s participation in the Plan or as required to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, including under tax, securities, exchange control, and labor laws. This period may extend beyond the Participant’s service as a director. If the Company keeps data longer, it would be to satisfy legal or regulatory obligations and the Company’s legal basis would be relevant laws or regulations.
e)Voluntariness and Consequences of Consent Denial or Withdrawal. The Participant’s participation in the Plan and the Participant’s grant of consent is purely voluntary. The Participant may deny or withdraw his or her consent at any time. If the Participant does not consent, or if the Participant withdraws his or her consent, the Participant cannot participate in the Plan. This would not affect the Participant’s relationship with the Company; the Participant would merely forfeit the opportunities associated with the Plan.
f)Data Subject Rights. The Participant has a number of rights under data privacy laws in his or her country. Depending on where the Participant is based, the Participant’s rights may include the right to (a) request access or copies of personal data the Company processes, (b) rectification of incorrect data, (c) deletion of data, (d) restrictions on processing, (e) portability of data, (f) lodge complaints with competent authorities in the Participant’s country, and/or (g) a list with the names and addresses of any potential recipients of the Participant’s personal data. To receive clarification regarding the Participant’s rights or to exercise the Participant’s rights please contact the Company at Analog Devices, Inc., One Analog Way, Wilmington, Massachusetts, 01887 U.S.A., Attention: Stock Plan Administrator..
11.Repatriation: Compliance with Laws. The Participant agrees, as a condition of the grant of the 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 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 Participant’s personal legal and tax obligations under all laws, rules and regulations applicable to the Participant.
(a) No Rights to Board Service. The grant of the RSUs shall not confer upon the Participant any right to continue to serve on the Board or, if applicable, as an employee of the Company or its subsidiaries, nor limit in any way the terms of the Participant’s service on the Board, including for removal therefrom. Except in the event of a termination of employment due to death or Disability, the vesting of the RSUs pursuant to Section 2 hereof is earned only by satisfaction of the performance conditions, if any, and continuing service on the Board or as otherwise set forth in Section 2 (not through the act of being elected, hired or engaged or being granted the RSUs hereunder).
(b) 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 grant of the RSUs under the Plan is a one-time benefit and does not create any
contractual or other right to receive a grant of 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 Participant’s service with the Company.
(c) Exclusion from Termination Indemnities and Other Benefits. The Participant’s participation in the Plan is voluntary. The value of the RSUs and any other awards granted under the Plan is an extraordinary item of compensation outside the scope of the Participant’s service on the Board. Any grant under the Plan, including the grant of the RSUs and the income and value of same, is not part of normal or expected compensation for purposes of calculating any severance, resignation, redundancy, end of service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, pension, or retirement benefits or similar payments. The grant of RSUs should in no event be considered as compensation for, or in any way related to, past services for the Company.
(d) Severability. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Award shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Award, and each other provision of this Award shall be severable and enforceable to the extent permitted by law.
(e) Binding Effect. This Award 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 Award.
(f) 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, Massachusetts, 01887 U.S.A., Attention: Stock Plan Administrator. Each notice to the Participant shall be addressed to the Participant at the Participant’s last known mailing or email address, as applicable, on the records of the Company.
(g) Pronouns. Whenever the context may require, any pronouns used in this Award shall include the corresponding masculine, feminine or neuter forms, and the singular form of nouns and pronouns shall include the plural, and vice versa.
(h) Entire Agreement. This Award 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.
(i) Governing Law. This Award 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.
(j) Interpretation. The interpretation and construction of any terms or conditions of this Award or the Plan, or other matters related to the Plan, by the Compensation Committee of the Board of the Company shall be final and conclusive.
(k) Participant’s Acceptance. The Participant is urged to read this Award carefully and to consult with his or her own legal counsel regarding the terms and consequences of this Award and the legal and binding effect of this Award. 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 Award and the provisions of the Plan.
(l) Electronic Delivery. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decide to deliver any documents related to the 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.
(m) Additional Requirements. The Company reserves the right to impose other requirements on the RSUs, any Shares acquired pursuant to the RSUs, and the Participant’s 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.
(n) Private Placement. The Company has submitted regulatory filings in the United States in connection with the stock incentive plan under which this Award was made. The Company has not submitted any registration statement, prospectus or other filings with other local securities authorities (unless otherwise required under such local law), and the grant of the Award is not intended to be a public offering of securities in any other jurisdiction or subject to the supervision of other local securities authorities.
(o) 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 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.
(p) Amendment. This Award may be amended or modified only by a written instrument executed by both the Company and the Participant.
(q) 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.
(r) Insider Trading Restrictions/Market Abuse Laws. The Participant acknowledges that, depending on the Participant’s or the Participant’s broker’s country of residence or where the Common Stock is listed, the Participant may be subject to insider trading restrictions and/or market abuse laws, which may affect the Participant’s ability to accept, acquire, sell, or otherwise dispose of Common Stock, rights to Common Stock (e.g., 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 Participant’s 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 otherwise causing them 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.
A copy of the Plan prospectus is available on the Company’s Intranet at https://thecircuit.web.analog.com/Pages/CircuitHome.aspx. (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 Company’s Stock Plan Administrator can provide the Participant with copies (Stock_Plan_Admin@Analog.com).
|By:||/s/ Ray Stata||By:||/s/ Vincent Roche|
|Ray Stata, Chairman of the Board of Directors||Vincent Roche, President & Chief Executive Officer|