(f) Finally, Participant agrees to pay to the Company and/or the Employer the amount of any Tax-Related Items that the Company and/or the Employer may be required to pay, withhold or account for as a result of a Tax-Related Event that cannot be satisfied by the means previously described in this Section 4. The Company may refuse to issue or deliver the Shares or the proceeds of the sale of Shares if Participant fails to comply with his or her obligations in connection with the Tax-Related Items.
5. Nature of Grant. In accepting the RSUs, Participant acknowledges, understands and agrees to the following.
(a) The Plan is established voluntarily by the Company, is discretionary in nature, and may be amended, suspended or terminated by the Company at any time, to the extent permitted by the Plan.
(b) The grant of the RSUs is voluntary and occasional and does not create any contractual or other right to receive future grants of restricted stock units, or benefits in lieu of restricted stock units, even if restricted stock units have been granted in the past.
(c) All decisions with respect to future restricted stock units or other grants, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Company.
(d) Participant is voluntarily participating in the Plan.
(e) The RSUs and the Shares allocated to the RSUs are not intended to replace any pension rights or compensation and are outside the scope of Participants employment or service contract, if any.
(f) The RSUs and the Shares allocated to the RSUs, and the income and value of the same, are not part of normal or expected compensation for any purpose, including, without limitation, calculating any severance, resignation, termination, redundancy, dismissal, end-of-service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, pension or retirement or welfare benefits or similar payments.
(g) The future value of the Shares is unknown, indeterminable, and cannot be predicted with certainty.
(h) If the RSUs are settled and Participant receives some or all of the Shares allocated to the RSUs, the value of such Shares may increase or decrease in value.
(i) No claim or entitlement to compensation or damages shall arise from forfeiture of the RSUs resulting from the termination of Participants Continuous Service Status (for any reason whatsoever, whether or not later found to be invalid or in breach of employment laws in the jurisdiction where Participant is employed or the terms of Participants employment or service agreement, if any) (such claim or entitlement, a claim), and in consideration of the grant of the RSUs to which Participant is otherwise not entitled, Participant irrevocably (i) agrees never to institute a claim against any Company Group entity, (ii) waives his or her ability, if any, to bring a claim, and (iii) releases all Company Group entities from any such claim. If, notwithstanding the foregoing, a claim is allowed by a court of competent jurisdiction, Participant, by participating in the Plan, irrevocably agrees (and shall be deemed irrevocably to have agreed) not to pursue such claim and to execute and/or accept any and all documents necessary to request dismissal or withdrawal of such claim.