Form of CEO Evaluation-Based Incentive Agreement
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This Agreement. This agreement, together with Exhibit A (collectively, the Agreement), sets forth the terms and conditions of a performance award representing the right to receive a deferred cash payment from Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a Minnesota corporation (the Company).
Performance Period. The Performance Period shall be fiscal year 20 .
Determination. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the amount of cash that becomes payable to the Employee pursuant to this Performance Award (the Cash Value) will be based upon the average rating of the annual performance evaluation conducted by the Companys Board of Directors. The Cash Value may be more or less than the target amount set forth above, but in no event may the Cash Value exceed the maximum amount set forth above.
The determination of the Cash Value amount will occur as soon as practicable after the Committee determines, in its sole discretion after the end of the Performance Period, whether, and the extent to which, the performance conditions have been achieved (the Determination Date). As soon as administratively feasible following the Determination Date (but in no event later than 75 days following the end of the Performance Period), the Company shall credit the Cash Value to a notional account established under the Apogee Enterprises, Inc. 2011 Deferred Compensation Plan (the Deferred Compensation Plan) (the LTI Account). Thereafter, the LTI Account shall be credited with earnings, gains or losses in accordance with the terms of the Deferred Compensation Plan. All amounts credited to the LTI Account shall remain subject to forfeiture pending the Employee remaining in employment with the Company through April 30, 2024 (the Retention Period), except as provided in paragraphs 4, 5 and 6 below.
Termination of Employment. In the event the Employees employment is terminated prior to the end of the Retention Period, this Performance Award and any LTI Account under the Deferred Compensation Plan shall be immediately and irrevocably forfeited, unless the Employees employment is terminated under the circumstances described below.
In the event the Employees employment is terminated prior to the end of the Retention Period by reason of Disability (as defined below) or death (each, a Qualifying Termination), the Retention Period shall end on the date of the Qualifying Termination. In the event the Employee incurs a Qualifying Termination before the end of the Performance Period, the LTI Account shall be credited with a pro-rata portion (based on the amount of time elapsed between the beginning of the Performance Period and the date of termination) of the Cash Value determined under paragraph 3 above. Disability shall mean any physical or mental condition which would qualify the Employee for a disability benefit under any long-term disability plan maintained by the Company or any Affiliate then employing the Employee.
Change in Control. Upon a Change in Control (as defined in the Apogee Enterprises, Inc. 2009 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (2011)), the Retention Period shall end on the date of the Change in Control.
Recoupment. Employee acknowledges, understands and agrees that, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the LTI Account to which Employee is otherwise entitled (or which has become vested or been paid) is subject to forfeiture or recoupment, in whole or in part, at the direction of the Companys Board of Directors (the Board) if, in the judgment of the Board, events have occurred that are covered by the Companys Clawback Policy (as it exists on the date hereof, and as it may be amended from time to time by the Board, the Clawback Policy) and the Board further determines, in its sole discretion, that forfeiture or recoupment of all or part of the LTI Account is appropriate under all of the circumstances considered by the Board. A copy of the Clawback Policy may be obtained from the Companys General Counsel upon the Employees request.
Payment. The vested LTI Account shall be paid to the Employee in accordance with the terms of the Deferred Compensation Plan; provided, that if the deferral under the Deferred Compensation Plan may not be given effect under section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, then the vested LTI Account shall be paid in a lump sum no later than March 15th of the calendar year following the year in which the right to the LTI Account is no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture.
Restrictions on Transfer. Neither this Performance Award, nor any right with respect to this Performance Award under this Agreement, may be sold, assigned, transferred or pledged, other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and any such attempted transfer shall be void.
Income Taxes. The Employee is liable for any federal, state and local income or other taxes applicable upon the grant of this Performance Award and the receipt of any payments pursuant to this Performance Award, and the Employee acknowledges that he or she should consult with his or her own tax advisor regarding the applicable tax consequences. The Company will satisfy any applicable tax withholding obligations arising from any payment of this Performance Award by withholding a portion of the cash otherwise to be delivered equal to the amount of such taxes.
Acknowledgment. This Performance Award shall not be effective until the Employee dates and signs the form of Acknowledgment below and returns a signed copy of this Agreement to the Company. By signing the Acknowledgment, the Employee agrees to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Deferred Compensation Plan.
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PERFORMANCE GOALS UNDER THE
Fiscal 20 Evaluation Criteria