Offer letter with Michael A. Ueland dated September 27, 2016

EX-10.O 3 dgii-ex10o_2019930x10k.htm EXHIBIT 10.O Exhibit
Exhibit 10.o

September 27, 2016

Michael Ueland
216 Bridle Creek Drive
Cary, North Carolina 27513

Dear Mike,
On behalf of Digi International Inc., I am pleased to offer you employment as Senior Vice President, Global Sales reporting to Kevin Riley, COO. (Please see Contingent Offer section below.)
Your annualized total compensation target for this position is $425,000. The annualized base salary is $250,000 with an annualized incentive target of $175,000.
You will participate in Digi International’s Executive Incentive Plan. The FY16 plan provides an annual incentive payment based on EBITDA performance provided that threshold revenue and EBITDA performance for the fiscal year are achieved. The plan also provides for quarterly payment for the first, second and third quarter of the fiscal year if threshold revenue and EBITDA targets are achieved. All payments are pro-rated based on length of service in the fiscal year.
Initial Equity Award
We will recommend to the Board of Directors a grant of 100,000 stock options. The options will have a per share exercise price equal to the closing sale price of a share of common stock on the Grant Date. Options will vest over four years at a rate of 25% upon completion of one year, then proportionate monthly vesting thereafter. The stock option agreement will contain a change in control provision that provides for accelerated vesting if within one year following a change in control, your employment is terminated either by the Company without cause or by you for good reason. The Grant Date will be the first day that the Digi International trading window reopens in October.
In addition, we will recommend to the Board of Directors a Restricted Stock award of 50,000 shares. This award will vest 25% annually on the anniversary of the Grant Date. Restricted Stock Award Agreement will contain the same change in control provision.
Digi offers a comprehensive benefit program which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance, Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement Plans, 401(K) Savings Plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan and a Tuition Reimbursement Program.
You will be eligible for participation in Digi's health insurance programs on the first day of active employment with the company and will be eligible for participation in the 401(K) Savings Plan on the first day of the month following date of hire. You will be eligible to participate in the Digi International Stock Purchase Plan on the first of any January, April, July or October following your hire date.
You will be eligible to participate in Digi’s $500,000 Executive Life Insurance program.  If accepted by the carrier, Digi International will pay the full annual premium.  This is in additional to the basic optional life insurance programs offered to all employees.
Vacation eligibility begins on the date of hire. Upon hire, you will receive four weeks of vacation. You will not accrue above or below this amount regardless of time take. Should you leave the company at any point in the future, you will be paid for four weeks of accrued vacation.
Digi International will establish mutually agreed remote office accommodations.
Severance Agreement
If Digi International should terminate your employment at any time in the future for reasons other than Cause, you will be provided with the following severance package in exchange for a full release of claims against the Company:
Six months of base salary in effect at time of termination. This shall be paid in a lump sum as soon as administratively feasible after the later of the date of termination or the date the release of claims has become irrevocable.
A pro-rata bonus based on number of months worked in the fiscal year prior to a qualifying termination and the Company's actual performance against annual objectives. This pro-rata bonus shall be paid no later than 2.5 months after the close of fiscal year in which the qualifying termination occurs.
For purposes of this agreement, "Cause" shall mean only the following: (i) indictment or conviction of, or a plea of nolo contendere to, (A) any felony (other than any felony arising out of negligence), or any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude with respect to the Company, or (B) any crime or offense involving dishonesty with respect to the Company; (ii) theft or embezzlement of Company property or commission of similar acts involving dishonesty or moral turpitude: (iii) material negligence in the performance of your job duties after notice; (iv) failure to devote substantially all of his working time and efforts during normal business hours to the Company's business; of (v) knowing engagement in conduct which is materially injurious to the Company.

Exhibit 10.o

Contingent Offer
This offer of employment is contingent upon the following:
Approval of the offer by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors and your election as an Officer by the Board of Directors.
Your signature on the enclosed Digi International Employment, Confidential Information, and Arbitration Agreement. Your signature constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in the Agreement, so please read it thoroughly prior to signing. This agreement must be signed prior to your first day of employment.
A finding of "no issue" with your background and reference check. Digi International has partnered with Verified Credentials, a background screening organization, to administer confidential background checks. Within 48 hours, we ask you to visit Verified Credentials website at to complete a personal questionnaire using your full legal name including middle initial. If you are unable to access the internet within this timeframe, please contact us directly to further assist you in the process. Delay in completion of the online personal questionnaire could delay in the start date of your employment.
Completion of the MDA Leadership Assessment prior to start date.
Digi's determination that you are not subject to any agreement with any former employer or any other party that would prohibit you from working in the position of Senior Vice President, Global Sales.

Commencement Date and Offer Acceptance
We would like you to start on October 26, 2016. Please inform me of your acceptance of this offer by September 30, 2016 and acknowledge your acceptance by signing one of the enclosed copies.

Digi International Inc.

/s/ Mary Maruska
Mary Maruska
Director, Human Resources

Offer accepted:

/s/ Michael Ueland      October 26, 2016                                    
Michael Ueland         Start Date