Form of Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement under the Amended Dominos Pizza, Inc. 2004 Equity Incentive Plan
Number of RSUs subject to Award:
Date of Grant:
DOMINO’S PIZZA, INC.
2004 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
This agreement (including any exhibits hereto, this “Agreement”) evidences an award (this “Award”) of restricted stock units (the “RSUs”) granted by Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (the “Company”) to the undersigned (the “Participant”) pursuant and subject to the terms and conditions of the Domino’s Pizza, Inc. 2004 Equity Incentive Plan (as amended from time to time, the “Plan”), which is incorporated herein by reference. Except as otherwise defined herein, all capitalized terms used herein have the same meaning as in the Plan.
The Administrator may cancel, rescind, withhold or otherwise limit or restrict this Award at any time if the Participant is not in compliance with all applicable provisions of this Agreement and the Plan. By accepting this Award, the Participant expressly acknowledges and agrees that his or her rights under this Award, and those of any permitted transferee of this Award, including the right to any shares of Stock acquired under this Award or proceeds from the disposition thereof, are subject to any applicable clawback or incentive compensation recovery policy of the Company as may be in effect from time to time. Nothing in the preceding sentence shall be construed as limiting the general application of Section 10 of this Agreement.
This Award shall not be interpreted to bestow upon the Participant any equity interest or ownership in the Company or any Affiliate prior to the date on which the Company delivers shares of Stock (if any) to the Participant. The Participant is not entitled to vote any shares of Stock by reason of the granting of this Award, and the Participant shall have the rights of a shareholder only as to those shares of Stock, if any, that are actually delivered under this Award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, upon the delivery of any shares of Stock in respect of any vested RSUs subject hereto, the Participant shall be entitled to a cash payment by the Company in an amount equal to the amount that the Participant would have received, if any, as a regular cash
dividend had the Participant held such shares of Stock from the Date of Grant to the date such shares of Stock are delivered hereunder, less all applicable taxes and withholding obligations. Any such payment shall be paid, if at all, without interest on the date such shares of Stock are delivered hereunder.
The Participant expressly acknowledges that because this Award consists of an unfunded and unsecured promise by the Company to deliver Stock in the future, subject to the terms hereof, it is not possible to make a so-called “83(b) election” with respect to this Award. This Award is intended to be exempt from, or comply with, Section 409A and shall be construed by the Administrator accordingly. Notwithstanding the preceding, neither the Company, nor any Affiliate, nor the Administrator, nor any person acting on behalf of any of them, shall be liable to the Participant by reason of any acceleration of income, or any tax or additional tax, asserted (A) by reason of any failure of this Award or any portion thereof to satisfy the requirements for exemption from, or compliance with, Section 409A or (B) by reason of Section 4999 of the Code. All references to “Section 409A” in this Agreement shall be references to Section 409A of the Code, the Treasury Regulations promulgated thereunder and such other guidance as determined by the Company in its sole discretion.
This Award may not be transferred except as expressly permitted under Section 6(a)(4) of the Plan.
This Agreement is not a contract of employment between the Company (or any Subsidiary) and the Participant. The Participant retains the right to terminate his or her employment with the Company (or one of its Subsidiaries, as applicable), and the Company (and
its Subsidiaries as applicable) retains the right to terminate or modify the terms of the Participant’s employment, subject to any rights retained by either party under the Participant’s employment agreement, if Participant has an employment agreement, and no loss of rights, contingent or otherwise, under this Agreement upon termination of employment shall be claimed by the Participant as an element of damages in any dispute over such termination of employment.
This Agreement is subject in its entirety to the provisions of the Plan, which are incorporated herein by reference. A copy of the Plan as in effect on the Date of Grant has been furnished to the Participant. By accepting all or any part of this Award, the Participant agrees to be bound by the terms of the Plan and this Agreement. In the event of any conflict between the terms of this Agreement and the Plan, the terms of the Plan shall control (except as otherwise expressly provided herein).
The Participant acknowledges and agrees that (i) this Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument, (ii) this agreement may be executed and exchanged using facsimile, portable document format (PDF) or electronic signature, which, in each case, shall constitute an original signature for all purposes hereunder and (iii) such signature by the Company will be binding against the Company and will create a legally binding agreement when this Agreement is countersigned by the Participant.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Agreement to be executed by its duly authorized officer.
DOMINO’S PIZZA, INC.
Name: Richard E. Allison, Jr.
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Acknowledged and Agreed: