Forfeiture of Rights
Although vested within the meaning of Section 83 of the Internal Revenue Code since no substantial risk of forfeiture exists once the option become exercisable according to the vesting schedule above, the option will not be earned until the you have fulfilled all of the conditions precedent set forth in this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the obligations set forth in “Forfeiture of Rights” section, and you shall have no right to retain the shares or the value thereof upon vesting or exercise of the option until all conditions precedent have been satisfied. If you should take actions either (i) in competition with the Company or (ii) to, directly or indirectly, solicit or persuade, or attempt to solicit or persuade, any employee or independent contractor of Company or its Affiliates at the time of such contact to terminate or modify his or her employment or service relationship, whether or not pursuant to a written agreement, with the Company and its Affiliates, the Company shall have the right to cause a forfeiture of your rights, including, but not limited to, the right to cause: (i) a forfeiture of any outstanding option, and (ii) with respect to the period commencing twelve (12) months prior to your termination of Service with the Company and ending twelve (12) months following such termination of Service (A) a forfeiture of any gain recognized by you upon the exercise of an option or (B) a forfeiture of any Stock acquired by you upon the exercise of an option (but the Company will pay you the option price without interest). Unless otherwise specified in an employment or other agreement between the Company and you (including the Company’s Code of Ethics), you take actions in competition with the Company if you directly or indirectly, own, manage, operate, join or control, or participate in the ownership, management, operation or control of, or are a proprietor, director, officer, stockholder, member, partner or an employee or agent of, or a consultant to any business, firm, corporation, partnership or other entity which competes with any business in which the Company or any of its Affiliates is engaged during your employment or other relationship with the Company or its Affiliates or at the time of your termination of Service. Under the prior sentence, ownership of less than 1% of the securities of a public company shall not be treated as an action in competition with the Company. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PARAGRAPH IS NOT INTENDED TO AND DOES NOT PROHIBIT THE CONDUCT DESCRIBED, BUT PROVIDES FOR THE CANCELLATION OF THE UNEXERCISED PORTION OF THE OPTION AND A RETURN TO THE COMPANY OF THE SHARES OR THE GROSS TAXABLE PROCEEDS OF SHARES ISSUED UPON AN EXERCISE OF THE OPTION IF YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO VIOLATE THIS PROVISION PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE OPTION OR WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER YOUR TERMINATION OF SERVICE.