Additional Terms and Conditions
Grants are subject to the terms of the Plan. To the extent any provision herein conflicts with the Plan, the Plan shall govern. The Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board administers the Plan. The Committee may interpret the Plan and adopt, amend and rescind administrative guidelines and other rules as deemed appropriate. Committee determinations are binding.
"Cause" shall mean willful misconduct in the performance of duties.
"Good Reason" shall have the meaning set forth in the employment agreement, if any, between the Grantee and Brunswick as in effect on the Grant Date, provided that if the Grantee is not a party to an employment agreement that contains such definition, then Good Reason means the occurrence of any of the following events without the Grantee’s express written consent: (a) a material breach by Brunswick of any provision of this agreement; (b) Brunswick’s failure to pay any portion of Grantee’s compensation when due or to include Grantee in any bonus or incentive plan that applies to similarly situated employees of Brunswick; (c) Brunswick’s failure to provide, or continue to provide, Grantee with either the perquisites or employee health and welfare benefits (including, without limitation, life insurance, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability and similar benefits), generally provided to similarly situated employees of Brunswick; (d) a Reduction in Authority or Responsibility of the Grantee (as defined below); (e) a Reduction in Compensation (as defined below); or (f) a Business Relocation Beyond a Reasonable Commuting Distance (as defined below; provided, however, that the occurrence of any such condition shall not constitute Good Reason unless (x) the Grantee provides written notice to Brunswick of the existence of such condition not later than 60 days after the Grantee knows or reasonably should know of the existence of such condition, (y) Brunswick fails to remedy such condition within 30 days after receipt of such notice and (z) Grantee resigns due to the existence of such condition within 60 days after the expiration of the remedial period described in clause (y) hereof.
Whether a Reduction in Authority or Responsibility of the Grantee has occurred shall be determined in accordance with the criteria set forth below in the definition of Reduction in Authority or Responsibility; provided, however, that (A) a change in the Grantee’s reporting relationship to another employee who is within the same reporting level (as that term is used in Brunswick’s Delegation of Authority Policy or any successor policy); or (B) a reduction in the Grantee’s business unit’s budget or a reduction in the Grantee’s business unit’s head count or number of direct reports, by themselves, shall not constitute Good Reason.
"Reduction in Authority or Responsibility" shall mean the assignment to the Grantee of any duties that are materially inconsistent in any respect with the Grantee’s position (which may include status, offices, titles, and reporting requirements), authority, duties, or responsibilities as in effect immediately prior to such assignment. It is intended by this definition that a Change in Control by itself, absent a Reduction in Authority or Responsibility as described above, will not constitute Good Reason.
"Reduction in Compensation" shall mean (i) a reduction in the Grantee’s total annual compensation (defined as the sum of the Grantee’s base salary and target annual bonus) for any calendar or fiscal year, as applicable, to an amount that is less than the Grantee’s total annual compensation in effect immediately prior to such reduction, (ii) the elimination of any Brunswick incentive compensation plan in which Grantee is a participant without the adoption of a substantially comparable replacement plan, or (iii) the failure to provide the Grantee with equity compensation opportunities or long-term cash incentive compensation opportunities that have a value that is substantially comparable to the value of the equity compensation opportunities provided to the Grantee immediately prior to the Change in Control.
"Business Relocation Beyond a Reasonable Commuting Distance" shall mean that, as a result of either a relocation of Brunswick or a reassignment of the Grantee, a change occurs in the Grantee’s principal work location to a location that (i) is more than fifty (50) highway miles from the Grantee’s principal work location immediately prior to the relocation, and (ii) increases the Grantee’s commuting distance in highway mileage.