Form of Performance Share Award Agreement under 2020 Stock Incentive Plan

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Under The

Barrett Business Services, Inc.

2020 Stock Incentive Plan



(Executive Officer)

This Performance Share Award Agreement (this "Agreement") , effective as of the date indicated below, evidences the grant of Performance Shares ("Performance Shares") to Participant under Article 10 of the Barrett Business Services, Inc., 2020 Stock Incentive Plan (the "Plan").


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Participant:                                     ______________________________



Grant Date:                                      _______, 202_


Performance Period:                       _______ years ending December 31, 202_


Target # of Performance Shares:   __________________________________


Vesting:     100% on the date on which the Committee issues its written certification of the achievement of the Performance Goals during the Performance Period (the "Vesting Date").

Portion of Award Earned Relative to Each Performance Goal:

Performance Goal

Award Earned







The terms and conditions of this Award of Performance Shares are set forth on the following pages of this Agreement and are, in each instance, subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.

This Agreement may be acknowledged and accepted by Participant by signing, scanning, and returning a copy of this page by email.









By __________________________________

Name ________________________________

Its ___________________________________







Under The

Barrett Business Services, Inc.

2020 Stock Incentive Plan




1.Defined Terms

Capitalized terms not otherwise defined in this Agreement have the meanings given them in the Plan.

2.Grant of Performance Shares

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Plan, Corporation grants to Participant an Award (the "Award") in the Target Number of Performance Shares shown above.  The actual number of Performance Shares that will be issued to the Participant pursuant to this Agreement will be determined as described in Section 3 below, based on the attainment of Performance Goals specified in Exhibit A.  As a grantee of Performance Shares, Participant will have only the rights of a general unsecured creditor of Corporation until delivery of Shares is made under this Agreement.

3.Terms of Performance Shares

The Performance Shares are subject to all the provisions of the Plan and to the following terms and conditions:

3.1Vesting.  The Performance Shares earned pursuant to the Award will Vest on the Vesting Date, subject to the Participant's continued employment through the Vesting Date.  The Vesting Date will be no later than 30 days following the date on which the Corporation’s independent auditors issue their opinion on the Corporation's financial statements for the final year of the Performance Period. On the Vesting Date, any Performance Shares subject to the Award that have not Vested will be forfeited.  

3.2Performance Goals. The number of Performance Shares, if any, that may be earned based on achievement of the Performance Goals will be as set forth on the first page of this Agreement, as adjusted pursuant to the Flex set forth in Section 3.3 for performance above or below 100% of the respective Performance Goal.  The target level of each Performance Goal set forth on Exhibit A relates to the financial results of the Corporation for the Performance Period; provided that such financial results will be adjusted to exclude the impact: (i) on gross billings of a business acquired during the Performance Period; (ii) on net income of costs relating to corporate restructurings or settlement of litigation outside the ordinary course of business; and (iii) on each of the Performance Goals of unanticipated changes in accounting standards, tax treatment or similar laws or regulations affecting financial results.

3.3Flex. The number of Performance Shares to be Vested and issued pursuant to the Award will be determined as set forth below (the "Flex"):





(a)To the extent that achievement of a given Performance Goal is below 100% of the target level set forth on Exhibit A, the number of Performance Shares to be Vested and issued will be reduced ratably by 2.5% for each 1% of shortfall up to a maximum downward adjustment to 80% of the target performance level (the "Threshold Performance Level").  At the Threshold Performance Level, 50% of the applicable portion of the Target Number of Performance Shares will be issued.  If achievement of a given Performance Goal is below the Threshold Performance Level set forth on Exhibit A, no Performance Shares will Vest with respect to that Performance Goal.

(b)To the extent that achievement of a given Performance Goal is above 100% of the target level set forth on Exhibit A, the number of Performance Shares to be Vested and issued will be increased ratably by 2.5% for each 1% of overachievement, with a maximum upward adjustment to 140% of the target performance level set forth on Exhibit A.  In no event will the total number of Performance Shares issued under the Award exceed 200% of the Target Number of Performance Shares specified above.

3.4Employment Requirement.  Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, in the event that Participant ceases to be an employee of Corporation or a Subsidiary prior to the Vesting Date for any reason, all unvested Performance Shares will be forfeited immediately.  For purposes of this Agreement, "employment" includes periods of illness or other leaves of absence authorized by the Committee.  

3.5Settlement. Unless previously forfeited pursuant to Section 3.4 or as otherwise provided by this Agreement, the Award will be settled on a settlement date (the "Settlement Date") selected by the Committee as soon as practicable after the Vesting Date, and in no case later than the 15th day of the third month following the later of the end of the calendar year or the end of Corporation's taxable year in which the Vesting Date occurs, by the delivery to the Participant of an unrestricted certificate for the number of Shares that Vested on the Vesting Date.  

3.6Other Documents.  Participant will be required to furnish to Corporation before settlement such other documents or representations as Corporation may require to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

3.7Performance Shares Not Transferable.  Neither the Performance Shares, nor this Agreement, nor any interest or right in the Performance Shares or this Agreement, may be sold, pledged, assigned, or transferred in any manner other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, unless and until the Performance Shares have been settled as provided in this Agreement.  Neither the Performance Shares nor any interest or right in the Performance Shares will be liable for the debts, obligations, contracts or engagements of Participant or his or her successors in interest or will be subject to disposition by transfer, alienation, anticipation, pledge, encumbrance, assignment or any other means whether such disposition be voluntary or involuntary or by operation of law by judgment, levy, attachment, garnishment or any other legal or equitable proceedings (including bankruptcy), and any attempted disposition will be null and void and of no effect, except to the extent that such disposition is permitted by the preceding sentence.  Shares issued upon settlement of Performance Shares may be subject to additional transfer restrictions as provided in this Agreement.

3.8Rights as Stockholder.  Prior to the issuance of a certificate for Shares in settlement of the Performance Shares, Participant will have no rights as a stockholder of Corporation with respect to this Agreement or the Performance Shares.





4.Tax Withholding and Reimbursement

Participant is responsible for payment of all federal, state and local withholding taxes and Participant's portion of any applicable payroll taxes imposed in connection with the settlement of the Performance Shares and the issuance of Shares (collectively, the "Applicable Taxes").  To satisfy this obligation, Corporation will withhold a number of Performance Shares (thus reducing the number of Shares to be issued to Participant) having a Fair Market Value (as of the Settlement Date) equal to the total amount of Applicable Taxes required to be withheld by law in connection with settlement of the Award; provided, that the Fair Market Value of Shares so withheld will in no event exceed the total amount calculated based on the maximum individual tax rates in the jurisdictions applicable to Participant.    

5.Conditions Precedent

Corporation will not be required to issue any Shares upon Vesting of the Performance Shares, or any portion thereof, until Corporation has taken any action required to comply with all applicable laws. Such action may include, without limitation, (a) registering or qualifying such Shares under any state or federal law or under the rules of any securities exchange or association, (b) satisfying any law or rule relating to the transfer of unregistered securities or demonstrating the availability of an exemption from any such law, (c) placing a restrictive legend or stop-transfer instructions on the Shares issued upon settlement of the Award, or (d) obtaining the consent or approval of any governmental or regulatory body.


Subject to restrictions on transferability set forth in the Plan, this Agreement will be binding upon and benefit the parties, their successors and assigns.


Any notices under this Agreement must be in writing and will be effective when actually delivered personally or, if mailed, when deposited as registered or certified mail directed to the address of Corporation's records or to such other address as a party may certify by notice to the other party.


Any dispute or claim that arises out of or that relates to this Agreement or to the interpretation, breach, or enforcement of this Agreement, must be resolved by mandatory arbitration administered by and in accordance with the then effective arbitration rules of Arbitration Service of Portland, Inc. The place of arbitration will be Multnomah County, Oregon. The award rendered by the arbitrator will be final and binding, and judgment may be entered on the award in any court having jurisdiction.

9.Attorney Fees

In the event of any suit or action or arbitration proceeding to enforce or interpret any provision of this Agreement (or which is based on this Agreement), the prevailing party will be entitled to recover, in addition to other costs, reasonable attorney fees in connection with such suit, action, or arbitration, and in any appeal.  The determination of who is the prevailing party and the amount of





reasonable attorney fees to be paid to the prevailing party will be decided by the arbitrator or arbitrators (with respect to attorney fees incurred prior to and during the arbitration proceedings) and by the court or courts, including any appellate courts, in which the matter is tried, heard, or decided, including the court which hears any exceptions made to an arbitration award submitted to it for confirmation as a judgment (with respect to attorney fees incurred in such confirmation proceedings).


Compensation paid to the Participant under this Award is subject to recoupment in accordance with any clawback policy of Corporation in effect from time to time, including any such policy adopted after the date of this Agreement, as well as any similar requirement of applicable law, including without limitation the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and rules adopted by a governmental agency or applicable securities exchange under any such law.  Participant agrees to promptly repay or return any such compensation as directed by Corporation under any such clawback policy or requirement, including the value received from a disposition of Shares acquired pursuant to this Award.

11.Code Section 409A

This Agreement and the Award are intended to be exempt from the requirements of Code Section 409A by reason of all payments being "short-term deferrals" within the meaning of Treas. Reg. § 1.409A-1(b)(4).  All provisions of this Agreement shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with preserving this exemption. In no event will Corporation be liable for any tax, interest, or penalties that may be imposed on Participant by Code Section 409A or any damages for failing to comply with Code Section 409A.









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Number of Shares