EX-10.6 6 fy2021_q1x10qxex106.htm EXHIBIT 10.6 Document
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
Schedule of Provisions for
Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award
Pursuant to the 2011 Stock Incentive Plan
(Three-Year Vesting subject to Total Shareholder Return/ROIC Tests)
Test/Section 162(m) Vesting Requirements)
AWARD AGREEMENT, dated as of Dated between The Walt Disney Company, a Delaware corporation (“Disney”), and Participant Name (the “Participant”). This Award is granted on Grant Date (the “Date of Grant”) by the Compensation Committee of the Disney Board of Directors (the “Committee”) pursuant to the terms of the amended 2011 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).
Section 1. Restricted Stock Unit Award. Disney hereby grants to the Participant, on the terms and conditions set forth herein, an Award for a target number of Stock Units of #### (such target number of Stock Units, together with such number of additional whole or fractional Stock Unit(s), if any, as may from time to time be credited with respect thereto (as dividend equivalents) pursuant to Section 4 hereof, being referred to herein as the “Target Award Amount”). The number of Stock Units which may be awarded hereunder is dependent upon the satisfaction of the conditions set forth herein and may range from no Stock Units to 150% of the Target Award Amount. The Stock Units are notional units of measurement denominated in Shares of Disney (i.e., one Stock Unit is equivalent in value to one Share, subject to the terms hereof). The Stock Units represent an unfunded, unsecured obligation of Disney.
Section 2. Vesting Requirements. The vesting of this Award (other than pursuant to accelerated vesting in certain circumstances as provided in Section 3 below or vesting pursuant to Section 6 below) shall be subject to the satisfaction of the conditions set forth in each of subsections A and B, as applicable, and, in each case, subsections C and D of this Section 2:
A.Total Shareholder Return Test. The vesting of fifty percent of the Stock Units subject to this Award (the “TSR Target Award Amount”) shall be conditioned upon the satisfaction of a performance vesting requirement (the “TSR Performance Requirement”) based on Total Shareholder Return of Disney as compared to the Total Shareholder Returns of the S&P 500 Companies, in each case, with respect to the three-year period ending on the Determination Date (as each such term is defined below). To satisfy the TSR Performance Requirement, the TSR Percentile (as hereinafter defined) of Disney must equal or exceed the TSR Percentile of 25.00% of the S&P 500 Companies (the “S&P 25th TSR Percentile”). If this requirement is met, the number of Stock Units as to which the TSR Performance Requirement shall be satisfied shall be determined as follows:
i.If the TSR Percentile of Disney is equal to “S&P 25th TSR Percentile”, then the number of Stock Units which shall satisfy the TSR Performance Requirement shall be 50% of the TSR Target Award Amount.
ii.If the TSR Percentile of Disney equals or exceeds the TSR Percentile of 75.00% of the S&P 500 Companies (the “S&P 75th TSR Percentile”), the number of Stock Units which shall satisfy the TSR Performance Requirement shall be 150% of the TSR Target Award Amount.
iii.If the TSR Percentile of Disney exceeds the S&P 25th TSR Percentile but is less than the S&P 75th TSR Percentile, the percentage of Stock Units as to which the TSR Performance Requirement shall have been satisfied shall be determined by multiplying the TSR Percentile of Disney by two. For example, if the TSR Percentile of Disney is 40.00%, then Stock Units equal to 80% of the TSR Target Award Amount shall have satisfied the TSR Performance Requirement; if the TSR Percentile of Disney is 60.55%, then 121.10% of the TSR Target Award Amount shall have satisfied the TSR Performance Requirement.
For the purposes hereof, the terms set forth below shall have the following meanings:
“Determination Date” shall mean the date which precedes the Scheduled Vesting Date (as hereinafter defined) by one month. For example, for an Award vesting on a January 14 of any specified year, the Determination Date of such Award is December 14 of the prior year.
“Total Shareholder Return” shall mean an amount equal to the average of the total return figures for the three-year periods ending on the twenty (20) trading days referred to below as currently reported under “Comparative Returns” by Bloomberg L.P. (“Bloomberg”) (or any other reporting service that the Committee may designate from time to time):
(i)for Disney (as such total return figures for Disney may be adjusted by the Committee, by no later than the Scheduled Vesting Date, to take into account any factors which the Committee has determined are not properly reflected in such reported figures) or
(ii)for any other S&P 500 Company,
in each case for the twenty (20) latest trading days up to and (if the Determination Date is a trading day) including the Determination Date.
“TSR Percentile” shall mean the percentile ranking (which shall be carried out to two decimal points) as determined by Disney on the basis of the Total Shareholder Return figures reported by Bloomberg (or any other reporting service that the Committee may designate from time to time) for each of the S&P 500 Companies, including Disney (provided that in the case of Disney adjustments may be made by the Committee with respect to Total Shareholder Return as provided above).
“S&P 500 Companies” shall mean all of the companies which are listed on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index, including Disney, on the date which is three years and twenty (20) trading days prior to the Determination Date and which remain continuously listed on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index through and including the Determination Date; provided however, that for the purposes hereof the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Index shall be deemed to include companies that were removed therefrom during the measurement period but that continued during the entire measurement period to have their shares listed on at least one of the NYSE, NASDAQ, American Stock Exchange, Boston Stock Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchanged (formerly Cincinnati Stock Exchange), NYSE Arca (formerly known as the Pacific Stock Exchange), Philadelphia Stock Exchange or any other exchange(s) that the Committee may designate from time to time.
B.ROIC Test. The extent to which the remaining fifty percent of the Stock Units subject to this Award (the “ROIC Target Award Amount”) shall vest shall be conditioned upon the satisfaction of a performance vesting requirement (the “ROIC Performance Requirement”) related to Annual After-Tax Operating Performance, determined separately with respect to each fiscal year in the three-fiscal year period commencing with the fiscal year in which the Award is made (such three-year period, the “ROIC Performance Period”). The ROIC Performance Requirement applicable with respect to each such fiscal year in the ROIC Performance Period shall pertain to Stock Units representing one-third of the ROIC Target Award Amount (each, an “Annual ROIC Target Component”). For any portion of an Annual ROIC Target Component to become vested, the Committee must determine that the ROIC with respect to the applicable fiscal year equals or exceeds the ROIC Threshold for such fiscal year. If this requirement is met, the percentage of the applicable Annual ROIC Target Component as to which the ROIC Performance Requirement shall be satisfied based on performance in the applicable fiscal year shall be determined as follows:
i.If ROIC for the applicable fiscal year equals the ROIC Threshold for such fiscal year, then 50% of such Annual ROIC Target Component shall satisfy the ROIC Performance Requirement.
ii.If ROIC for the applicable fiscal year equals the ROIC Target for such fiscal year, then 100% of such Annual ROIC Target Component shall satisfy the ROIC Performance Requirement
iii.If ROIC for the applicable fiscal year equals the ROIC Maximum for such fiscal year, then 150% of such Annual ROIC Target Component shall satisfy the ROIC Performance Requirement.
iv.If ROIC for the applicable fiscal year is above one but below the next performance level specified above, the percentage of such Annual ROIC Target Component which shall satisfy the ROIC Performance Requirement shall be determined by mathematical interpolation between such two performance levels.
The percentage of the ROIC Target Award Amount that shall be deemed to satisfy the ROIC Performance Requirement shall be the average of the percentages of achievement of the ROIC Performance Requirement applicable to each Annual ROIC Target Component, as specified above.
For the purposes hereof, the terms set forth below shall have the following meanings:
“Annual After-Tax Operating Performance” with respect to any fiscal year means the sum of (i) and (ii), minus (iii), where (i), (ii) and (iii) are:
(i)segment operating income for such fiscal year, as reported in Disney’s audited financial statements for such fiscal year,
(ii)corporate and unallocated shared expenses for such fiscal year, as reported in Disney’s audited financial statements for such fiscal year, and
(iii)the amount determined by multiplying the sum of (i) and (ii) by the effective Federal Corporate Tax Rate at the beginning of the Fiscal Year for the year of the grant.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, segment operating income and corporate and unallocated shared expenses as referenced in (i) and (ii) above shall be subject to such adjustments thereto as the Committee deems appropriate in its sole discretion (x) to exclude the effect of extraordinary, unusual and/or nonrecurring items and (y) to reflect such other factors as the Committee deems appropriate to fairly reflect operating performance for the applicable fiscal year.
“Invested Capital” as of the end of any fiscal year means the remainder of (i) minus (ii), where (i) and (ii) are:
(i)Disney’s total assets as of the last day of such fiscal year, and
(ii)the sum of
(1)Disney’s cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as such last day of such fiscal years,
(2)Disney’s deferred tax assets, and
(3)Disney’s Non-Interest Bearing Liabilities.
in the case of each item in clause (i) or (ii)(1), (2) and (3) above, as reported in Disney’s audited financial statements for such fiscal year, but subject to adjustment by the Committee, by no later than the Scheduled Vesting Date, to take into account any factors or occurrences (such as an acquisition of assets in exchange for stock or a disposition of assets in a spin-off or similar transaction) which the Committee determines inequitably and substantially enlarge or diminish the rights of the Participant and other Plan participants with respect to the Award and similar awards granted under the Plan.
“Non-Interest Bearing Liabilities” means the amount of money that a company owes (a liability on the balance sheet, current or non-current), without any interest or penalties accruing to the amount owed. For the avoidance of any doubt, Non-Interest Bearing Liabilities exclude liabilities related to deferred taxes, pension, retirement and leases.
“ROIC” with respect to any fiscal year during the ROIC Performance Period means the percentage determined by dividing (i) the Annual After-Tax Operating Performance for such fiscal year by (ii) the average of Invested Capital at the end of such fiscal year and at the end of the immediately prior fiscal year. The Committee shall establish the ROIC separately for each fiscal year during the ROIC Performance Period at such time as the Committee determines to be appropriate following the commencement of such fiscal year
“ROIC Maximum” means the level of ROIC specified by the Committee for the applicable fiscal year at which the maximum amount payable with respect to the applicable Annual ROIC Target Component shall be earned.
“ROIC Target” means the level of ROIC specified by the Committee for the applicable fiscal year at which the target amount of the applicable Annual ROIC Target Component shall be earned.
“ROIC Threshold” means the level of ROIC specified by the Committee for the applicable fiscal year below which no portion of the applicable Annual ROIC Target Component shall be earned.
C.Section 162(m) Vesting Requirement. This Award shall also be subject to additional performance vesting requirements under this Section 2.C with respect to all Stock Units subject to this Award, based upon the achievement of the Performance Target applicable to the 162(m) Performance Period set forth below, and subject to certification of achievement of such Performance Target by the Committee pursuant to Section 4.8 of the Plan. The Performance Target (together with the Business Criteria with respect to such Performance Target) shall be established by the Committee by no later than 90 days following the beginning of the Performance Period applicable to this Award. If the Performance Target is not satisfied, all of the Stock Units subject to this Award shall be immediately forfeited. For purposes of this Section 2.C, the “162(m) Performance Period” shall be the last fiscal year of Disney to be completed prior to the Scheduled Vesting Date.
D.Service Vesting Requirement. In addition to whichever of the performance vesting requirements of subsection A or B of this Section 2 is applicable to a stated portion of the Stock Units subject to this Award, the right of the Participant to receive payment of this Award shall become vested only if he or she remains continuously employed by Disney or an Affiliate from the date hereof until the Scheduled Vesting Date.
If the service vesting requirements of this Section 2.D are not satisfied, all of the Stock Units subject to this Award shall be immediately forfeited and the Participant’s rights with respect thereto shall cease.
All Stock Units for which all of the requirements of this Section 2 have been satisfied shall become vested and shall thereafter be payable in accordance with Section 5 hereof. Subject to the terms, conditions and performance-based vesting requirements set forth herein, the Stock Units subject to this Award will vest on the third anniversary date of the Date of Grant (the “Scheduled Vesting Date”).
Section 3. Accelerated Vesting. Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of Section 2 hereof, upon the Participant's death or disability (within the meaning of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code), or upon the occurrence of a Triggering Event within the 12-month period following a Change in Control (in accordance with Section 11 of the Plan as in effect as of the date of the Triggering Event), in any case, prior to the Scheduled Vesting Date, the provisions of this Section 3 shall apply to determine the extent to which the Participant’s Restricted Stock Units that have not previously been forfeited shall become vested. If such death, disability or Triggering Event occurs while the Participant is employed by Disney (or an affiliate) and
A.prior to the Determination Date, this Award shall become fully vested (provided that, for this purpose, the performance conditions applicable under subsection A or B of Section 2 shall in each case be deemed to have been satisfied at the 50th percentile of comparative performance), or
B.after the Determination Date but before the Scheduled Vesting Date, then the number of Restricted Stock Units which shall become vested shall be determined on the same basis as if the Participant had been continuously employed by Disney (or an Affiliate) until the Scheduled Vesting Date.
Any Restricted Stock Units that become vested pursuant to this Section 3 shall be payable in accordance with Section 5 hereof.
Section 4. Dividend Equivalents. Any dividends paid in cash on Shares of Disney will be credited to the Participant as additional Restricted Stock Units as if the Restricted Stock Units previously held by the Participant were outstanding Shares, as follows: such credit shall be made in whole Restricted Stock Units only (rounded downward to the nearest whole unit) and shall be based on the fair market value (as defined in the Plan) of the
Shares on the date of payment of such dividend. All such additional Restricted Stock Units shall be subject to the same vesting requirements applicable to the Restricted Stock Units in respect of which they were credited and shall be payable in accordance with Section 5 hereof.
Section 5. Payment of Award. Payment of vested Restricted Stock Units shall be made within 30 days
following the applicable date under Section 2 hereof as of which the vesting requirements under Section 2 hereof shall have been satisfied with respect to any tranche, as applicable (or within 30 days following acceleration of vesting under Section 3 hereof, if applicable). The Restricted Stock Units shall be paid in cash or in Shares (or some combination thereof), as determined by the Committee in its discretion at the time of payment, and in either case shall be paid to the Participant after deduction of applicable withholding taxes in the amount determined by the Committee. If the Participant is a U.S. taxpayer, Disney will withhold all U.S. federal and state taxes as required by law at the then-current rate for supplemental wage income as applicable. If the Participant is resident in a foreign country, the Participant shall be responsible for the payment of any applicable local country taxes, including, without limitation, income taxes, social security taxes, and fringe benefit taxes, and Disney will either withhold such taxes as required by local law, or, alternatively, Participant will be required to pay such taxes directly or, where permitted by local law with respect to fringe benefit taxes, to reimburse Disney or the affiliated entity by whom you are employed for such taxes paid by Disney or such affiliated entity.
Section 6. Extended Vesting.
(a) In the event that Participant’s employment with Disney or an Affiliate thereof terminates for any reason other than death, disability or “cause” (as further provided in the Plan) at a time when (i) the Participant has attained the age of sixty and has completed at least ten consecutive Service Years (as hereinafter defined) and (ii) at least one year has passed since the Date of Grant of this Award, then the remaining then unvested tranche(s) of this Award shall vest in accordance with the terms and provisions hereof in the same manner as if Participant’s employment had continued through the scheduled vesting date(s) of such tranche(s). For purposes of the foregoing, “Service Year” shall mean any full 12-month period during which the Participant was continuously employed by Disney or an affiliate thereof. In determining the total number of consecutive Service Years that the Participant has been so employed, Disney shall apply such rules regarding the bridging of service as the Committee may adopt from time to time.
(b)Notwithstanding any other term or provision hereof, if at the time of termination of employment (other than upon the scheduled expiration date of an employment agreement) Participant is employed pursuant to an employment agreement with Disney or an Affiliate which provides under certain circumstances for the continued vesting of any Stock Units subject to this Award in the event of the termination of such employment agreement prior to its scheduled expiration date (a “Contractual Extension Provision”), then, except as otherwise provided in such employment agreement, (i) this Section 6 shall be interpreted and applied in all respects as if Participant had remained continuously employed by Disney or an Affiliate thereof from the Date of Grant of this Award through the scheduled expiration date of such employment agreement and (ii) the date of termination of Participant’s employment for all purposes under this Section 6 shall be deemed to be the scheduled expiration date of such employment agreement.
(c)Solely for purposes of determining whether, and to what extent, the Participant shall have satisfied the service vesting requirement in Section 2.D, the Participant shall be deemed to have continued in employment (without duplication of any service credit afforded with respect to a Contractual Extension Provision) with Disney or an Affiliate during any period for which such entity provides Participant pay in lieu of notice in connection with The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, as currently in effect and as the same may be amended from time to time, or any successor statute thereto or any comparable provision of state, local or foreign law applicable to the Participant.
Section 7. Restrictions on Transfer. Neither this Award nor any Restricted Stock Units covered hereby may be sold, assigned, transferred, encumbered, hypothecated or pledged by the Participant, other than to Disney as a result of forfeiture of the Restricted Stock Units as provided herein.
Section 8. No Voting Rights. The Restricted Stock Units granted pursuant to this Award, whether or not vested, will not confer any voting rights upon the Participant, unless and until the Award is paid in Shares.
Section 9. Award Subject to Plan. This Restricted Stock Unit Award is subject to the terms of the Plan, the terms and provisions of which are hereby incorporated by reference. In the event of a conflict or ambiguity between any term or provision contained herein and a term or provision of the Plan, the Plan will govern and prevail.
Section 10. Changes in Capitalization. The Restricted Stock Units under this Award shall be subject to the provisions of the Plan relating to adjustments for changes in corporate capitalization.
Section 11. No Right of Employment. Nothing in this Award Agreement shall confer upon the Participant any right to continue as an employee of Disney or an Affiliate nor interfere in any way with the right of Disney or an Affiliate to terminate the Participant's employment at any time or to change the terms and conditions of such employment.
Section 12. Effect of Employment Agreement. If the Participant is employed pursuant to an employment agreement with Disney, any provisions thereof relating to the effect of a termination of the Participant’s employment upon his or her rights with respect to this Award, including, without limitation, any provisions regarding acceleration of vesting and/or payment of this Award in the event of termination of employment, shall be fully applicable and supersede any provisions hereof with respect to the same subject matter.
Section 13. Data Privacy. The Participant expressly authorizes and consents to the collection, possession, use, retention and transfer of personal data of the Participant, whether in electronic or other form, by and among Disney, its Affiliates, third-party administrator(s) and other possible recipients, in each case for the exclusive purpose of implementing, administering, facilitating and/or managing the Participant’s Awards under, and participation in, the Plan. Such personal data may include, without limitation, the Participant’s name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, Social Security Number, social insurance number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title and other job-related information, tax information, the number of Disney shares held or sold by the Participant, and the details of all Awards (including any information contained in this Award and all Award-related materials) granted to the Participant, whether exercised, unexercised, vested, unvested, cancelled or outstanding (“Data”). The Participant acknowledges, understands and agrees that Data will be transferred to Merrill Lynch, which is assisting Disney with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan, and/or to such other third-party plan administrator(s) and/or recipients as may be selected by Disney in the future. The Participant understands that one or more of the administrators or recipients of Data may be located in countries other than the country of Participant’s current residence, and that such other countries may have data privacy laws and protections different from, and less protective than, the laws and protections of the country of Participant’s current residence, the Member States of the European Union or any other country to which the Participant may be at any time relocated.
Section 14. Governing Law. This Award Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to the choice of law principles thereof.
Note: Restricted Stock Units are granted and vested in the United States. You are responsible for any applicable taxes whether you are in the United States or any other country. At the time of vesting, Disney will withhold any minimum statutory local or U.S. taxes, as applicable.