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The Company will pay you an amount equal to eighteen (18) months of your then current base salary, less all applicable withholdings and deductions, paid over such eighteen (18) month period, as described further below;
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If you timely elect continued coverage under COBRA for yourself and your covered dependents under the Companys group health plans, then the Company shall pay the COBRA premiums necessary to continue your health insurance coverage in effect for yourself and your eligible dependents on the termination date until the earliest of (a) the close of the eighteen (18) month period following the termination of your employment, (b) the expiration of your eligibility for the continuation coverage under COBRA, or (c) the date when you become eligible for substantially equivalent health insurance coverage in connection with new employment or self-employment; and
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The Company will accelerate the vesting of the Shares as of the date of your termination such that you will be deemed vested in 100% of the Shares.
Both the Severance Benefits and the CIC Severance Benefits are conditional upon (a) you continuing to comply with your obligations under your Employee Confidential Information and Inventions Assignment Agreement; (b) you delivering to the Company an effective, general release of claims in favor of the Company in a form acceptable to the Company within sixty (60) days following your termination date; and (c) if you are a member of the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board), your resignation from the Board, to be effective no later than the date of your termination date (or such other date as requested by the Board). The base salary component of the Severance Benefits (or CIC Severance Benefits, if applicable) will be paid in equal installments on the Companys regular payroll schedule and will be subject to applicable tax withholdings over the period outlined above following the date of your termination date; provided, however, that no payments will be made prior to the 60th day following your Separation from Service. On the 60th day following your Separation from Service, the Company will pay you in a lump sum those amounts that you would have received on or prior to such date under the original schedule but for the delay while waiting for the 60th day in compliance with Code Section 409A and the effectiveness of the release, with the balance of such payments being paid as originally scheduled.
For purposes of this agreement, you will have Good Reason for your resignation if any of the following actions are taken by the Company without your prior written consent: (a) a material diminution in your duties, authority, or responsibilities; (b) a material reduction in your annual base salary; (c) a relocation of your principal place of employment such that your commute increases by thirty-five (35) miles; or (d) a material breach by the Company of any obligation to you under any written agreement; provided that Good Reason shall not exist unless you first give written notice to the Company of the alleged basis for Good Reason within thirty (30) days after its occurrence, the Company fails to cure the same within thirty (30) days after such written notice, and you resign within thirty (30) days after the conclusion of such cure period.
It is intended that all of the severance benefits and other payments payable under this letter satisfy, to the greatest extent possible, the exemptions from the application of Code Section 409A provided under Treasury Regulations 1.409A 1(b)(4), 1.409A 1(b)(5) and 1.409A 1(b)(9), and this letter will be construed to the greatest extent possible as consistent with those provisions. For purposes of Code Section 409A (including, without limitation, for purposes of Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A 2(b)(2)(iii)), your right to receive any installment payments under this letter (whether severance payments, reimbursements or otherwise) shall be treated as a right to receive a series of separate payments and, accordingly, each installment payment hereunder shall at all times be considered a separate and distinct payment. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in this letter, if you are deemed by the Company at the time of your Separation from Service to be a specified employee for purposes of Code Section 409A(a)(2)(B)(i), and if any of the payments upon Separation from Service set forth herein and/or under any other agreement with the Company are deemed to be deferred compensation, then to the extent delayed commencement of any portion of such payments is required in order to avoid a prohibited distribution under Code Section
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Quanergy Systems, Inc.
482 Mercury Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA
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