exemption from registration under the applicable securities laws. The Participant understands and agrees that the RSUs may not be offered, sold, assigned, transferred, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise disposed of except in compliance with this Agreement and the Securities Act pursuant to an effective registration statement or applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities or blue sky laws. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Company shall have no obligation to deliver any Shares hereunder or make any other distribution of benefits hereunder unless such delivery or distribution would comply with all applicable laws (including, without limitation, the Securities Act), and the applicable requirements of any securities exchange or similar entity.
Section 6. Adjustments. The Award granted hereunder shall be subject to adjustment as provided in Section 4(b) of the Plan.
Section 7. No Right of Continued Service. Nothing in the Plan or this Agreement shall confer upon the Participant any right to continued Service with the Company or any Affiliate.
Section 8. Tax Withholding. The Award shall be subject to tax and/or other withholding in accordance with Section 13(e) of the Plan.
Section 9. No Rights as a Stockholder; Dividends. The Participant shall not have any privileges of a stockholder of the Company with respect to any RSUs, including without limitation any right to vote any Shares underlying such RSUs or to receive dividends or other distributions in respect thereof, unless and until Shares underlying the RSUs are delivered to the Participant in accordance with Section 3 hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company declares any dividend the record date of which occurs while the RSUs are outstanding (i.e., have not been settled pursuant to Section 3), the Participant shall be credited a dividend equivalent in an amount and form equal to the dividend that would have been paid on the Shares underlying such outstanding RSUs had such Shares been outstanding on such record date. Any such dividend equivalents shall be subject to the same vesting conditions applicable to the underlying RSU with respect to which they accrue, and shall vest only if the underlying RSU vests, and will be forfeited if the underlying RSU is forfeited. Any such dividend equivalents shall be settled and paid to the Participant within 30 days following the date on which the underlying RSU vests, provided that if the RSU has already vested, the associated dividend equivalents will be paid at the same time the dividend would have been paid on the Shares underlying the vested RSU. For the avoidance of doubt, all dividend equivalents shall be terminated on the date the underlying RSU is settled under Section 3 hereof.
Section 10. Clawback. The RSUs granted hereunder, and the Shares issued in respect of the RSUs granted hereunder, shall be subject to Section 13(f) of the Plan.
Section 11. Amendment and Termination. Subject to the terms of the Plan, any amendment to this Agreement shall be in writing and signed by the parties hereto. Notwithstanding the immediately-preceding sentence, subject to the terms of the Plan, the Committee may waive any conditions or rights under, amend any terms of, or alter, suspend, discontinue, cancel or terminate, this Agreement and/or the Award; provided that, subject to the terms of the Plan, any such waiver, amendment, alteration, suspension, discontinuance, cancellation or termination that would materially impair the rights of the Participant or any holder or beneficiary of the Award shall not be effective without the written consent of the Participant, holder or beneficiary.
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