Restricted Stock Award Agreement, dated June 21, 2021
FARMERS NATIONAL BANC CORP.
RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD AGREEMENT
Farmers National Banc Corp. (the Company) hereby grants the undersigned Participant an Award pursuant to the Farmers National Banc Corp. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (the Equity LTI Plan) as evidenced by the Notice of Grant as further described in this Award Agreement (this Award Agreement).
Nature of Award. Effective as of the date specified (the Grant Date) in the attached Notice of Grant (the Grant Notices), the Company hereby grants to the individual identified in the Grant Notice (the Participant) the award as set forth in the Grant Notice (the Award). The Award is subject to the terms and conditions described in the Plan, this Award Agreement and the Grant Notice.
Number of Shares. The number of Shares of Restricted Stock in your Award is set forth in the Grant Notice. For purposes of this Award Agreement, each whole Share award represents the right to receive one Share.
Vesting. The Participants Shares of Restricted Stock will be settled or will be forfeited depending on whether the terms and conditions described in the Grant Notice, this Award Agreement, and the Plan are satisfied. Accordingly, your Shares normally will vest on the Normal Vesting Date in accordance with the schedule identified in the Grant Notice. If the scheduled Normal Vesting Date is a non-business day, the next following business day will be considered the Normal Vesting Date.
Forfeiture of Awards: If the Company is required to prepare an accounting restatement due to material non-compliance of the Company, as a result of misconduct by a Participant, with any financial reporting requirement under any applicable laws, the Participant shall reimburse the Company for all amounts received under the Equity LTI Plan within 30 days after receipt of notice of the same from the Company.
Effect of Termination: Participant may forfeit this Award if employment terminates prior to the Normal Vesting Date, although it will depend on the reason for termination as provided below:
Termination Due to Death or Disability. If you die or become Disabled, your Shares of Restricted Stock will vest fully on the date of your death or Disability.
Termination Due to Retirement. If you terminate due to Retirement, and provided that the Committee agrees to treat your termination as a Retirement, you will vest in a prorated portion of your Shares of Restricted Stock determined by multiplying the number of Shares by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of whole months you were employed from the Grant Date to the date of Retirement, and the denominator of which is 24.
Termination for any Other Reason. If you terminate under any other circumstances, all Shares of Restricted Stock will be forfeited on your termination date.
Non-Competition. The Participant covenants and agrees that that as a condition to and in consideration of this Agreement, during the term of the Participants employment and for a period of twelve (12) months thereafter (the Non-Compete Restrictive Period), the Participant will not, directly or indirectly engage in or become interested in or connected with any business or venture that is competitive with the business of Company in the Protected Territory, either on his own behalf or with others, directly or indirectly, as a shareholder, member, partner, director, officer, trustee, beneficiary, executor, administrator, personal representative, employee, agent, or otherwise, nor shall Participant manage, operate, control, own, provide services to or be connected in any manner with any corporation, partnership, proprietorship, or other business entity that is competitive with the business of Company in the Protected Territory.
A business or venture will be considered competitive with the business of Company if it involves providing financial or banking services that a national banking association, bank holding company, state bank, savings and loan association or other regulated financial institution is permitted by law to conduct or furnish.
Protected Territory shall mean any location within a 25-mile radius of any office of Company.
The Participant will be deemed to be directly or indirectly engaged, interested or participating in or connected with a business or venture if he is a stockholder, partner, member, proprietor, officer, director, consultant, agent, or employee of such business or venture or an investor who, directly or indirectly, has advanced on loan, contributed to capital or expended an amount or amounts constituting five percent (5%) or more of the capital or assets of such business or venture.
Non-Solicitation. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that as a condition to and in consideration of this Agreement, during the term of the Participants employment and for a period of twenty four (24) months thereafter (the Non-Solicitation Restrictive Period), the Participant will not, directly or indirectly:
Solicit, engage or otherwise interfere with any customer or client who is at the time of termination or was within the preceding six (6) months of termination a customer or client of Company, its subsidiaries or any other related entity for the purposes of directly or indirectly furnishing any financial or banking services that a national banking association, bank holding company, state bank, savings and loan association or other regulated financial institution is permitted by law to conduct or furnish on the date the Participants employment is terminated.
Employ, solicit for employment, engage or otherwise interfere with any person who is at the time of termination or was within the preceding six (6) months of termination employed by the Company, its subsidiaries or any related entity, or otherwise directly or indirectly induce or take any action which would encourage or influence any such person to leave that persons employment or terminate, reduce or modify their business or relationship with the Company, or any of its subsidiaries or related entities.
The restrictive covenants and Restrictive Periods provided for herein will not be construed to limit the application of any other restrictive covenant or restriction period set forth in any other agreement entered into between the Participant and the Company.
Nondisclosure and Non-appropriation of Information. The Participant recognizes and acknowledges that while employed by the Company, the Participant will have access to, learn, be provided with and, in some cases, prepare and create, certain Confidential Information (as defined in section (c) below), proprietary information or Trade Secrets (as defined below) of the Company, including, but not limited to, processes, financial information, pricing information, operating techniques, marketing processes, training techniques, customer, vendor, and referral source lists, price and cost information, files and forms, (collectively, the Trade Secrets), all of which are of substantial value to the Company and the businesses conducted by it. The Participant expressly covenants and agrees that the Participant will:
Hold in a fiduciary capacity and not reveal, communicate, use or cause to be used for the Participants own benefit or divulge during the period of employment by the Company and for an indefinite period thereafter, any Confidential Information, proprietary information or Trade Secrets now or hereafter owned by the Company;
Not sell, exchange, give away, or otherwise dispose of Confidential Information, proprietary information or Trade Secrets now or hereafter owned by the Company, whether the same will or may have been originated or discovered by the Company, the Participant or otherwise;
Not reveal, divulge or make known to any person, firm, company or corporation any Confidential Information, proprietary information or Trade Secrets of the Company, unless such communication is required pursuant to a compulsory proceeding in which the Participants failure to provide such Confidential Information, proprietary information or Trade Secrets would subject the Participant to criminal or civil sanctions and then only to the extent that Executive provides prior notice to Company prior to disclosure.
Return to the Company before termination of employment with the Company, any and all written information, material or equipment that constitutes, contains or relates in any way to Confidential Information, proprietary information, Trade Secrets and any other documents, equipment, and material of any kind relating in any way to the business of the Company, which are in the Participants possession, custody and control and which are or may be property of the Company, whether confidential or not, including any and all copies thereof which may have been made by or for the Participant and that the Participant will maintain no copies thereof after termination of the Participants employment.
Confidential Information means all information disclosed to or known by the Participant as a consequence of or through is employment with the Company which either has not been made generally available to the public and is useful or of value to the current or anticipated business of the Company; or has been identified to the Participant as confidential, either orally or in writing.
|Confidential Information includes without limitation computer software and programs; marketing, manufacturing, organizational research and development; business plans; sales forecasts; identities, competence, abilities and compensation of other employees of the Company; pricing cost and other financial information; current and prospective customer and supplier lists and information about customers, suppliers or their employees; information concerning planned or pending acquisitions or divestitures; and information concerning purchases of equipment or property. Confidential Information does not include information which is in or hereafter enters the public domain through no fault of the Participant, or is disclosed by a third party having the legal right to use and disclose the information.|
Other Terms and Conditions.
The Participant acknowledges that the Participant is entering into this Agreement voluntarily and has given careful consideration to the restraints imposed by this Agreement. Irrespective of the manner of any employment termination, the restraints imposed by this Agreement will be operative during their full time periods and throughout the restrictive areas set forth in this Agreement. The Participant further acknowledges that if the Participants employment with the Company terminates for any reason the Participant can earn a livelihood without violating the foregoing restrictions and that the Participants ability to earn a livelihood without violating these restrictions is a material employment condition. The Participant acknowledges and recognizes that if the Participants employment terminates for any reason, this Section 6 of the Agreement will survive any such termination and any expiration of this Agreement. Further, the Participant agrees and consents that this Agreement is assignable by the Company.
The Participant agrees that if a court of law finds that the provisions of this Agreement are too harsh so that they are unenforceable, then such court of law may enforce those restrictions and limitations which are acceptable and deemed enforceable by the court.
In the event the Participant breaches the terms of this Agreement, it is agreed that all time periods contained in this Agreement will be tolled until the Participant ceases to breach this Agreement.
Injunction. The parties acknowledge and agree, due to the subject matter of this Agreement, that money damages will be an inadequate remedy for a breach by Participant of any of the obligations hereunder. Consequently, if the Participant breaches or threatens to breach any of the obligations under this Agreement, the Participant agrees that the Company shall have the right, in addition to any other rights or remedies available to it at law or in equity, to obtain equitable relief, including, without limitation, injunctive relief and specific performance, in the event of any breach or threatened breach. Further, the parties hereto agree and declare that it may be impossible to measure in monetary terms the damages that may accrue to the Company by reason of Participants violation of this Agreement. Therefore, in the event that the Company, or any successor in interest thereto, shall institute an action or proceeding to enforce the provisions of this Agreement, each party or other person against whom such action or proceeding is brought shall and hereby does, in advance, waive the claim or defense that
|there is adequate remedy at law. In the event such injunctive relief is warranted and obtained by the Company, Participant agrees to pay all costs of said action, including reasonable attorney fees.|
Non-Transferability. An Award may not be sold, transferred, pledged, assigned or otherwise alienated or hypothecated, except by will or the laws of descent and distribution.
Beneficiary. Unless otherwise specifically designated by the Participant in writing, a Participants beneficiary under the Equity LTI Plan shall be the Participants spouse or, if no spouse survives the Participant, the Participants estate.
No Right to Continued Service or to Awards. The granting of an Award shall impose no obligation on the Company or any Affiliate to continue the employment of a Participant or interfere with or limit the right of the Company or any Affiliate to Terminate the employment of the Participant at any time, with or without Cause, which right is expressly reserved.
Tax Withholding. The Company or an Affiliate, as applicable, shall have the power and the right to deduct, withhold or collect any amount required by law or regulation to be withheld with respect to any taxable event arising with respect to an Award granted under the Equity LTI Plan.
Requirements of Law. The grant of Awards shall be subject to all applicable laws, rules and regulations (including applicable federal and state securities laws) and to all required approvals of any governmental agencies or national securities exchange, market or other quotation system.
Governing Law. The Equity LTI Plan and all Award Agreements shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of (other than laws governing conflicts of laws) the State of Ohio.
Award Subject to Equity LTI Plan. The Award is subject to the terms and conditions described in this Award Agreement and the Equity LTI Plan, which is incorporated by reference into and made a part of this Award Agreement. In the event of a conflict between the terms of the Equity LTI Plan and the terms of this Award Agreement, the terms of the Equity LTI Plan will govern. The Committee has the sole responsibility of interpreting the Equity LTI Plan and this Award Agreement, and its determination of the meaning of any provision in the Equity LTI Plan or this Award Agreement will be binding on the Participant. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Award Agreement have the same meanings as in the Equity LTI Plan.
Section 409A Payment Delay. If a Participant is determined to be a specified employee (within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code and as determined under the Companys policy for determining specified employees), the Participant shall not be entitled to payment or to distribution of any portion of an Award that is subject to Section 409A of the Code (and for which no exception applies) and is payable or distributable on account of the Participants separation from service (within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code) until the expiration of six months from the date of such
|separation from service (or, if earlier, the Participants death). Such Award, or portion thereof, shall be paid or distributed on the first business day of the seventh month following such separation from service.|
Signature in Counterparts. This Award Agreement may be signed in counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original, but all of which will constitute one and the same instrument.
|PARTICIPANT||FARMERS NATIONAL BANC CORP.|
|Troy Adair||Its:||Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer|
|Date: June 21, 2021||Date: June 21, 2021|