RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
For Outside Director Grantees
Awarded to: participant name
Grant Date: grant date
Number of Shares: shares
This Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (the “Agreement”) is made between FLIR Systems, Inc. (“the Company”) and you, an Outside Director of the Company (the “Grantee”).
The Company sponsors the FLIR Systems, Inc. 2011 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”). The Plan governs the terms of the award referenced in this Agreement and controls in the event of any ambiguity between the Plan and this Agreement. A copy of the Plan as amended can be found on the Company intranet or may be obtained by contacting the Company’s Human Resources Department. The terms and provisions of the Plan are incorporated herein by reference. By signing this Agreement, you acknowledge that you have obtained and reviewed a copy of the Plan. When used herein, the capitalized terms that are defined in the Plan shall have the meanings given to them in the Plan, including the term “Committee,” which means the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Your failure to execute this Agreement within 180 days of the Grant Date may result in its cancellation.
In recognition of the value of your contribution to the Company, you and the Company mutually covenant and agree as follows:
1.Grant. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, the Company grants to you, Grantee, the right to receive on the vesting date described herein shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Shares”) under the terms hereof.
2.No Rights as Shareholder Prior to Issuance and Delivery of Shares. Grantee shall not be deemed for any purpose to be a shareholder of the Company as to any Shares subject to this Agreement, including the right to any dividends issued over the vesting period, until the Shares have been issued and delivered to Grantee in accordance with the Plan and this Agreement.
3.Dividend Equivalents. If the Company declares one or more cash or stock dividends on the Shares during the period commencing on the Grant Date and ending on and including the day immediately preceding the day on which the Shares subject to this Agreement are issued to you, then, on the date each such dividend is paid to the holders of Shares, you shall be credited with dividend equivalent units (“Dividend Equivalent Units”) in accordance with the following:
If a dividend with respect to the Shares is payable in cash, then, as of the applicable dividend payment date, you shall be credited with that number of Dividend
Equivalent Units (rounded to the nearest whole unit) equal to (i) the amount of the cash dividend payable with respect to a Share, multiplied by (ii) the number of Shares subject to this Agreement that are outstanding as of the record date of such dividend, divided by (iii) the closing price of a Share on the dividend payment date.
If a dividend with respect to the Shares is payable in Shares, then, as of the dividend payment date, you shall be credited with that number of Dividend Equivalent Units (rounded to the nearest whole unit) equal to (i) the number of Shares distributed in the dividend with respect to a Share, multiplied by (ii) the number of Shares subject to this Agreement that are outstanding as of the record date of such dividend.
Any such Dividend Equivalent Units credited hereunder shall be subject to the same terms and conditions which apply to the underlying Shares to which they relate and shall vest and settle, or be forfeited, as applicable, at the same time and in the same manner as the underlying Shares to which they relate. The foregoing does not obligate the Company to pay dividends on the Shares and nothing in the Plan or in this Agreement shall be interpreted as creating such an obligation. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if the Shares subject to this Agreement are scheduled to vest and settle between a dividend record date and a dividend payment date, then Dividend Equivalent Units with respect to such dividend shall be credited and paid to you on the earlier of (x) the dividend payment date for such dividend and (y) March 15th following the date on which the underlying Shares to which the Dividend Equivalent Units relate vest.
4.Vesting. The Shares subject to this Agreement shall vest as follows: One hundred percent (100%) on the date of the Company’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in the year following the date of grant. Once the Shares vest in accordance with the terms of this Agreement or the Plan, the Company shall issue and deliver a stock certificate (or other evidence of ownership) for a corresponding number of Shares to Grantee on, or within 30 days following, the applicable vesting date or, if later, the date on which the Shares are distributed pursuant to the terms of the Company’s Stock Deferral Plan.
5.Rights of Grantee with Respect to Shares Delivered. Grantee shall enjoy all shareholder rights with respect to Shares that have been issued and delivered, subject to any restrictions on sale imposed by any share ownership restrictions that are in place as of the date of this agreement.
6.Termination of Service. In the event that Grantee's continuous service with the Company and its Subsidiaries terminates for any reason other than due to death or a Qualifying Disability, as defined in Section 7, the Shares subject to this Agreement shall immediately expire and no additional Shares shall be issued and delivered to Grantee pursuant to this Agreement. In the event of a dispute as to the date of termination of Grantee's service for purposes of the Plan, such date shall be determined by the Committee, in its sole discretion, which determination shall be final.
7.Death or Qualifying Disability. In the event of Grantee’s death or in the event that Grantee’s continuous service with the Company and its Subsidiaries terminates as a result of Grantee’s Qualifying Disability, the Shares subject to this Agreement shall immediately vest. For purposes of this Agreement, a “Qualifying Disability” shall mean a Disability, as defined below, which the Committee determines is expected to prevent Grantee from thereafter engaging in any gainful employment. For purposes of this Agreement, a “Disability” shall mean a total and permanent disability as defined in section 22(e)(3) of the Code. The determination of whether Grantee’s Disability is a Qualifying Disability shall be made by the Committee in its sole discretion, and such determination shall be final.
8.Change in Control. In the event of a Change in Control in which the award referenced in this Agreement is not being assumed or continued, the Shares subject to this Agreement shall immediately vest on the date of such Change in Control (as defined below).
(a)For purposes of this Agreement, the term “Change in Control” shall mean the occurrence of a “change in the ownership,” a “change in the effective control” or a “change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets” of the Company. In determining whether an event shall be considered a “change in the ownership,” a “change in the effective control” or a “change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets” of the Company, the following provisions shall apply: (i) a “change in the ownership” of the Company shall occur on the date on which any one person, or more than one person acting as a group, acquires ownership of stock of the Company that, together with stock held by such person or group, constitutes more than 50% of the total fair market value or total voting power of the stock of the Company, as determined in accordance with Treasury Regulation §1.409A-3(i)(5)(v); (ii) a “change in the effective control” of the Company shall occur on the date on which a majority of the members of the Company’s Board is replaced during any 12-month period by directors whose appointment or election is not endorsed by a majority of the members of the Board before the date of the appointment or election, as determined in accordance with Treasury Regulation §1.409A-3(i)(5)(vi); and (iii) a “change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets” of the Company shall occur on the date on which any one person, or more than one person acting as a group, acquires (or has acquired during the 12-month period ending on the date of the most recent acquisition by such person or persons) assets from the Company that have a total gross fair market value equal to or more than 50% of the total gross fair market value of all of the assets of the Company immediately before such acquisition or acquisitions, as determined in accordance with Treasury Regulation §1.409A-3(i)(5)(vii). A transfer of assets shall not be treated as a “change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets” when such transfer is made to an entity that is controlled by the shareholders of the Company, as determined in accordance with Treasury Regulation §1.409A-3(i)(5)(vii)(B).
9.Nontransferability of this Agreement. Neither this Agreement nor the Shares subject to this Agreement may be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged, hypothecated, encumbered or otherwise disposed of, other than by will, the laws of descent and distribution or pursuant to beneficiary designation procedures approved by the Company, and any such attempted action shall be void.
10.Taxes. The vesting and issuance of Shares to Grantee is a taxable event, and Grantee shall be solely responsible for all income and other taxes due to any taxing authority with respect to this Agreement.
11.Exclusion of Shares from Compensation. Shares issued and delivered to Grantee pursuant to the Plan will not constitute compensation to Grantee for purposes of any retirement, life insurance or other employee benefit plan of the Company.
12.Termination of Agreement. This Agreement shall terminate when no further Shares may be delivered to Grantee pursuant to this Agreement.
13.Governing Law. This Agreement is governed by, and subject to, the laws of the State of Oregon, as provided in the Plan. For purposes of litigating any dispute that arises under this Agreement, the parties hereby submit to and consent to the jurisdiction of the State of Oregon, and agree that such litigation shall be conducted in the appropriate state or federal court of Oregon.
14.Electronic Delivery and Participation. The Company may, in its sole discretion, deliver any documents related to the award referenced in this Agreement or to participation in the Plan or to future awards that may be granted under the Plan by electronic means or to request Grantee’s consent to participate in the Plan by electronic means. Grantee hereby consents to receive such documents by electronic delivery and to participate in the Plan through an on-line or electronic system established and maintained by the Company or a third party designated by the Company.
15.Severability. The provisions of this Agreement are severable and if any one or more provisions are determined to be illegal or otherwise unenforceable, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless be binding and enforceable.
16.Insider Trading Restrictions. Grantee acknowledges that Grantee may be subject to insider trading restrictions, which may affect his or her ability to acquire or dispose of Shares or rights to Shares (e.g., restricted stock units) acquired under the Plan during such times as Grantee is considered to have “inside information” regarding the Company. Any restrictions under these laws or regulations are separate from and in addition to any restrictions that may be imposed under any applicable Company insider trading policy. Grantee is responsible for ensuring compliance with any applicable restrictions and is advised to consult his or her personal legal advisor on this matter.
17.Section 409A. Notwithstanding anything in the Plan, this Agreement or any other agreement (whether entered into before, on or after the Grant Date) to the contrary, if the vesting of the balance, or some lesser portion of the balance, of the Shares is accelerated in connection with Grantee’s “separation from service” within the meaning of Section 409A, as determined by the Company, other than due to death, and if (x) Grantee is a U.S. taxpayer and a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A at the time of such separation from service and (y) the payment of such accelerated Shares will result in the imposition of additional tax under Section 409A if paid
to Grantee on or within the six (6) month period following Grantee’s separation from service, then the payment of such accelerated Shares will not be made until the date six (6) months and one (1) day following the date of Grantee’s separation from service, unless Grantee dies following his or her separation from service, in which case, the Shares will be paid to Grantee’s estate as soon as practicable following his or her death. It is the intent of this Agreement that it and all payments and benefits to U.S. taxpayers hereunder be exempt from, or comply with, the requirements of Section 409A so that none of the Shares provided under this Agreement will be subject to the additional tax imposed under Section 409A, and any ambiguities herein will be interpreted to be so exempt or so comply. Each payment payable to a U.S. taxpayer under this Agreement is intended to constitute a separate payment for purposes of Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-2(b)(2). For purposes of this Agreement, “Section 409A” means Section 409A of the Code, and any final Treasury Regulations and Internal Revenue Service guidance thereunder, as each may be amended from time to time.
FLIR SYSTEMS, INC. GRANTEE
James J. Cannon Name
President and Chief Executive Officer Signed Electronically