Stand-Alone Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement
Final Execution Copy
FLOTEK INDUSTRIES, INC.
STAND-ALONE RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
NOTICE OF AWARD
Subject to the terms and conditions of this Notice of Award (this Notice), and the attached Flotek Industries, Inc. Stand-Alone Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (the Award Agreement), Flotek Industries, Inc. (the Company) hereby grants to John Gibson (the Participant), as a material inducement for him to take employment with the Company, the number of Restricted Stock Units (the RSUs) set forth below. Unless otherwise specifically indicated, all terms used in this Notice will have the meaning as set forth in the Award Agreement.
|John Gibson||Date of Grant:||12/22/2019|
|Number of RSUs:||570,000|
|Vesting Commencement Date:||12/22/2019|
Subject to the Participants Continuous Service to the Company and the terms of this Notice and the Award Agreement, the RSUs will vest over a 5-year period in accordance with the following vesting schedule (the Vesting Schedule):
|1st anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date||20% will vest, combined total of 20% vested|
|2nd anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date||20% will vest, combined total of 40% vested|
|3rd anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date||20% will vest, combined total of 60% vested|
|4th anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date||20% will vest, combined total of 80% vested|
|5th anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date||20% will vest, combined total of 100% vested|
Notwithstanding the foregoing or any contrary provision in this Notice or the Award Agreement, to the extent necessary to comply with and satisfy the terms of Section 5(b), (c) and/or (d) of the Employment Agreement, an RSU will not terminate as a result of the Participants failure to provide Continuous Service to the Company and shall automatically become fully vested to the extent provided by such terms of the Employment Agreement. Upon vesting of the RSUs, the Participant will receive payment at the time provided in Section 3 of the Award Agreement.
Representations and Agreements of the Participant:
The Participant has reviewed this Notice and the Award Agreement in their entirety, has had an opportunity to have such reviewed by his or her legal and tax advisers, and hereby represents that he or she is relying solely on such advisors and not on any statements or representations of the Company or any of its agents or Affiliates. The Participant hereby accepts the RSUs subject to all of their terms. The Participant hereby agrees that all questions of interpretation and administration relating to this Notice and the Award Agreement will be resolved solely by the Committee in the exercise of its reasonable judgment, subject to the requirements of Section 9(g) of the Award Agreement.
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By the Participants below signature and the below signature of the Companys representative, the Participant and the Company hereby agree that the RSUs are governed only by the terms and conditions of this Notice and the Award Agreement, and to the extent stated herein or therein, the Employment Agreement.
|FLOTEK INDUSTRIES, INC.||PARTICIPANT|
|Dated: December 22, 2019|
Dated: December 22, 2019
FLOTEK INDUSTRIES, INC.
STAND-ALONE RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
Subject to the terms and conditions of the Notice of Award (the Notice), this Flotek Industries, Inc. Stand-Alone Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (this Award Agreement), Flotek Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), hereby grants the individual set forth in the Notice (the Participant), the Restricted Stock Units described in the Notice (the RSUs). Unless otherwise specifically indicated, all terms used in this Award Agreement have the meanings as set forth in Section 7 or the Notice.
1. Grant of the RSUs. Certain of the principal features of the RSUs, including the number of RSUs subject to the Award, are set forth in the Notice, and other principal features, such as payment, are set forth in this Award Agreement.
2. Vesting Schedule and Risk of Forfeiture.
(a) Vesting Schedule. Subject to the Participants Continuous Service with the Company and any other limitations set forth in the Notice or this Award Agreement, the RSUs will vest in accordance with the Vesting Schedule provided in the Notice (the Vesting Schedule).
(b) Risk of Forfeiture. The RSUs will be subject to a risk of forfeiture until such time the risk of forfeiture lapses on the Vesting Date set forth in the Notice, or at such later date as provided Section 5(b), (c) or (d) of the Employment Agreement. Except as provided Section 5(b), (c) or (d) of the Employment Agreement, all or any portion of the unvested RSUs subject to the foregoing risk of forfeiture will immediately and automatically be forfeited and terminated upon the first day the Participant fails to provide Continuous Service to the Company. Additionally, vested (to the extent not settled in Common Stock pursuant to Section 3, below) and unvested RSUs will immediately and automatically be forfeited upon the Participants employment with the Company being validly terminated by the Company for Cause. The Company may implement any forfeiture under this
Section 2(b) in a unilateral manner, without the Participants consent, and with no payment to the Participant, cash or otherwise, for the forfeited RSUs.
3. Settlement of RSUs into Shares. Each RSU that becomes vested will immediately and automatically be converted into one share of Common Stock and immediately thereafter be issued to the Participant. No dividend equivalents will be granted with respect to the RSUs.
4. Taxes. The Participant hereby acknowledges and understands that he or she may suffer adverse tax consequences as a result of the Participants receipt of or vesting in the RSUs or disposition of the shares of Common Stock received in exchange for vested RSUs.
(a) Representations. The Participant has reviewed with the Participants tax advisors the tax consequences of the Notice and this Award Agreement and the RSUs granted hereunder, including any U.S. federal, state and local tax laws, and any other applicable taxing jurisdiction. The Participant is relying solely on such advisors and not on any statements or representations of the Company or any of its agents. The Participant hereby acknowledges and understands that the Participant (and not the Company) will be responsible for the Participants tax liability that may arise as a result of the Participant receiving the Notice, this Award Agreement and the RSUs granted hereunder.
(b) Payment of Withholding Taxes. The Participant will make appropriate arrangements with the Company for the satisfaction of all U.S. federal, state, local and non-U.S. income and employment tax withholding requirements applicable to any RSUs that settle in shares of Common Stock in accordance with Section 3. The Committee has the sole authority to determine whether a net withholding may be permitted or is required for purposes of the Participant satisfying his or her obligations under this Section 4(b). The Participant hereby acknowledges the Companys obligations under this Award Agreement are fully contingent on the Participant first satisfying this Section 4(b).
(c) Section 409A of the Code. The Notice and this Award Agreement are designed to be exempt from the application of Section 409A of the Code. To that end, the Notice and this Award Agreement will at all times be interpreted and administered in a manner that is consistent with exemption from Section 409A of the Code.
5. Non-Transferability of RSUs; Death of the Participant. The RSUs may not be transferred in any manner other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Participant may designate one or more beneficiaries of the Participants RSUs in the event of the Participants death on a beneficiary designation form provided by the Committee and in the absence of such a designation shall be payable after his death to his spouse and if he is not married at the time of his death to his estate. The terms of this Award Agreement are binding upon the executors, administrators, heirs, successors and transferees of the Participant.
6. No Rights as a Stockholder of the Company. The Participants receipt of the grant of RSUs pursuant to the Notice and this Award Agreement will not provide or confer rights or status as a stockholder of the Company until such time the RSUs are converted in accordance with Section 3 of this Award Agreement.
7. Definitions. As used herein, the following definitions will apply:
(a) Affiliate means as defined in the Flotek Industries, Inc. 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
(b) Board means the Board of Directors of the Company.
(c) Cause means as defined in the Employment Agreement.
(d) Change of Control means as defined in the Flotek Industries, Inc. 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
(e) Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and U.S. Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder. Any reference to a section of the Code will be deemed a reference to any successor or amended section of the Code.
(f) Committee means the Compensation Committee of the Board.
(g) Common Stock means the common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, of the Company.
(h) Company means Flotek Industries, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and any successor thereto.
(i) Continuous Service means the Participants provision of services to the Company or its subsidiaries or their successors as an employee, member of the Board or a consultant is continuous and uninterrupted. For this purpose, Continuous Service will be deemed interrupted upon the actual cessation of providing services to the Company or its subsidiaries or their successors, notwithstanding any required notice period that must be fulfilled before a termination as an employee, member of the Board or consultant can be effective under applicable laws. Continuous Service will not be considered interrupted in the case of (x) any approved leave of absence (including sick leave, military leave, or any other authorized personal leave); (y) transfers among the Company and its subsidiaries, or any successor thereof; or (z) any change in the Participants employment status so long as the Participant remains in the service of the Company or its subsidiaries and their successors as an employee, member of the Board or a consultant. For avoidance of doubt, a change in status by the Participant from one category of employee, member of the Board or consultant to another of such category will not be considered a breach of Continuous Service.
(j) Employment Agreement means the employment agreement by and between the Participant and the Company effective December 22, 2019.
(k) Restricted Stock Units or RSUs means, subject to the terms and conditions of the Notice and this Award Agreement, an unfunded and unsecured promise to deliver cash or property to the Participant in the amount set forth in the Notice. For this purpose, RSUs are a record-keeping account established by the Company in the Participants name. All amounts attributable to the RSUs will be and remain the sole property of the Company until such time the RSUs are settled and extinguished pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Notice and this Award Agreement.
8. Changes in Equity. In the event of any change in the outstanding shares of Common Stock by reason of any stock split, stock dividend or other non-recurring dividends or distributions, recapitalization, merger, consolidation, spin-off, combination, repurchase or exchange of stock, reorganization, liquidation, dissolution or other similar corporate transaction that affects the Common Stock, an adjustment will be made, as the Committee reasonably deems necessary or appropriate, in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of the benefits or potential benefits intended to be made available under the Notice and this Award Agreement. Such adjustment may include an adjustment to the number and class of shares of Common Stock that may be delivered under the RSUs, and the number, class and price of shares of Common Stock subject to outstanding RSUs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the number of shares of Common Stock subject to the RSUs will always be a whole number.
9. General Provisions.
(a) Legality of Initial Issuance. The Committee has determined that: (i) the Company and the Participant have taken all actions required to register the shares of Common Stock payable under the Notice and this Award Agreement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or to perfect an exemption from the registration requirements thereof, if applicable; (ii) all applicable listing requirements of any stock exchange or other securities market on which the Shares are listed has been satisfied; and (iii) any other applicable provision of any applicable law has been satisfied.
(b) Notice. Any notice required by the terms of this Award Agreement must be given in writing and will be deemed to be effective upon personal delivery or upon deposit with the United States Postal Service, by registered or certified mail, with postage and fees prepaid. Notice must be addressed to the Company at its principal executive office and to the Participant at the address that he or she most recently provided to the Company.
(c) Successors and Assigns. Except as provided herein to the contrary, the Notice and this Award Agreement is binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties hereto, and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
(d) No Assignment. Except as otherwise provided in this Award Agreement, the Participant may not assign any of his or her rights under the Notice or this Award Agreement without the prior written consent of the Committee, which consent may be withheld in its sole discretion. The Committee is permitted to assign its rights or obligations under the Notice or this Award Agreement, but no such assignment will release the Company of any obligations pursuant to the Notice and this Award Agreement.
(e) Construction and Severability. The captions used in this Award Agreement are inserted for convenience and are not to be deemed to be a part of this Award Agreement for construction or interpretation. Except where otherwise indicated by the context, the singular form includes the plural form and the plural form includes the singular form. Use of the term or is not intended to be exclusive, unless the context clearly requires otherwise. The validity, legality or enforceability of the remainder of this Award Agreement will not be affected even if one or more of the provisions of this Award Agreement are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect.
(f) Amendment and Termination. The Company has the right to unilaterally amend the Notice and/or this Award Agreement to the minimum extent necessary to comply with applicable laws and such amendment will not be deemed to materially impair the rights of the Participant to the RSUs.
(g) Administration and Interpretation. Any question or dispute regarding the interpretation of the Notice or this Award Agreement or the receipt of the RSUs hereunder must be submitted by the Participant to the Committee and is subject to the resolution provisions in Section 15 of the Employment Agreement.
(h) Counterparts. The Notice may be executed in any number of counterparts, any of which may be executed and transmitted by facsimile or by electronic transmission, and each of which will be deemed to be an original, but all of which together will be deemed to be one and the same instrument.
(i) Entire Agreement; Governing Law; and Amendments. The provisions of the Notice and the Employment Agreement are incorporated herein by reference. The Notice, this Award Agreement, and the Employment Agreement constitute the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede in their entirety all prior undertakings and agreements of the Company and the Participant with respect to the subject matter hereof, and may not be modified adversely to the Participants interest except by means of a writing signed by the Company and the Participant. The Notice and this Award Agreement are governed by the laws of the State of Texas applicable to contracts executed in and to be performed in that State.
(j) Venue. The Company, the Participant and the Participants assignees agree that any suit, action or proceeding arising out of or related to the Notice or this Award Agreement must be brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (or should such court lack jurisdiction to hear such action, suit or proceeding, in a state court in Harris County, Texas) and that all parties submit to the jurisdiction of such court. The parties irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection the party may have to the laying of venue for any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such court. If any one or more provisions of this Section 9(k) are for any reason held invalid or unenforceable, it is the specific intent of the parties that such provisions be modified to the minimum extent necessary to make it or its application valid and enforceable.
(k) No Guarantee of Continued Service. THE PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE VESTING OF RSUS PURSUANT TO THE VESTING SCHEDULE IS EARNED ONLY BY CONTINUOUS SERVICE AT THE WILL OF THE COMPANY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (NOT THROUGH THE ACT OF BEING HIRED, BEING GRANTED RSUS OR ACQUIRING SHARES HEREUNDER). THE PARTICIPANT FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE NOTICE AND THIS AWARD AGREEMENT, THE RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER, THE TRANSACTIONS CONTEMPLATED HEREUNDER AND THE VESTING SCHEDULE SET FORTH HEREIN DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESS OR IMPLIED PROMISE OF CONTINUED SERVICE FOR THE VESTING PERIOD, FOR ANY PERIOD, OR AT ALL, AND DO NOT INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH THE PARTICIPANTS RIGHT OR THE COMPANYS (OR ANY AFFILIATES) RIGHT TO TERMINATE THE PARTICIPANTS RELATIONSHIP AS AN EMPLOYEE AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE, AS PROVIDED IN THE EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT.
(l) Unsecured General Creditor. The Participant has no legal or equitable rights, interests or claims in any property or assets of the Company due to the Notice, this Award Agreement and the grant of RSUs hereunder. For purposes of the payment of benefits under the Notice and this Award Agreement, the Participant has no more rights than those of a general creditor of the Company. The Companys obligation under the Notice and this Award Agreement will be that of a conditional unfunded and unsecured promise to pay money or property in the future.
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