EX-10.23 3 fls1231202110kex1023.htm EX-10.23 Document
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
2020 LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN
This Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into by and between Flowserve Corporation, a New York corporation (the “Company”) and _______________ (the “Participant”) as of _______________ (the “Date of Grant”). All capitalized terms used in this Agreement and not otherwise defined herein have the meanings given to such terms in the Plan (as defined below).
WHEREAS, the Company has adopted the Flowserve Corporation 2020 Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) to strengthen the ability of the Company to retain the services of key Employees and Outside Directors and to increase the interest of such persons in the Company’s welfare.
WHEREAS, the Organization and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company believes that the grant of Restricted Stock Units to the Participant as described herein is consistent with the stated purposes for which the Plan was adopted.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions hereafter set forth and for other good and valuable consideration, the Company and the Participant agree as follows:
1. Restricted Stock Units
(a) In order to encourage the Participant’s contribution to the successful performance of the Company, and in consideration of the covenants and promises of the Participant herein contained, the Company hereby grants to the Participant as of the Date of Grant, an Award of _______________ Restricted Stock Units (the “RSUs”), which will be converted into the number of shares of Common Stock of the Company equal to the number of vested RSUs, subject to the conditions and restrictions set forth below and in the Plan.
(b) No Shareholder Rights
The RSUs granted pursuant to this Agreement do not and shall not entitle the Participant to any rights of a stockholder of the Company prior to the date shares of Common Stock are issued to the Participant in settlement of the Award. The Participant’s rights with respect to RSUs shall remain forfeitable at all times prior to the date on which rights become vested and the restrictions with respect to the Restricted Stock Units lapse in accordance with this Agreement.
2. Vesting and Conversion of RSUs into Common Stock
(a) Subject to the provisions of Paragraph 3 below, the RSUs shall vest ratably over a three-year period following the Date of Grant, with 1/3 of the RSUs vesting on the second anniversary of the Date of Grant (rounding up to the nearest whole RSU) and 2/3 of the RSUs vesting on the third anniversary of the Date of Grant (each such date, a “Vesting Date”). In any event, subject to the provisions of Paragraph 3 below, the RSUs shall cease to vest following the Participant’s termination of employment with the Company.
(b) Subject to the provisions of Paragraph 3 below, as soon as practicable, but in no event later than the date that is two and a half (2½) months following the date on which the RSUs vest in accordance with the schedule set forth in Paragraph 2(a) above, the Company shall convert the vested RSUs into the number of whole shares, rounded up to the nearest whole share, of Common Stock equal to the number of vested RSUs, subject to the provisions of the Plan and this Agreement. The value of such shares of Common Stock shall not bear any interest owing to the passage of time.
(c) Following conversion of the vested RSUs into shares of Common Stock, such shares of Common Stock will be registered and transferred of record to the Participant. The delivery of any shares of Common Stock pursuant to this Agreement is subject to the provisions of Paragraphs 7 and 9 below.
(d) Each year that this Agreement is in effect, the Participant may receive credits (“Dividend Equivalents”) based upon the cash dividends that would have been paid on the number of shares of Common Stock equal to 100% of the RSUs as if such shares of Common Stock were actually held by the Participant. Dividend Equivalents shall be deemed to be reinvested in additional shares of Common Stock (which may thereafter accrue additional Dividend Equivalents). Any such reinvestment shall be at the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock at the time thereof. Dividend Equivalents may be settled in cash or shares of Common Stock, or any combination thereof, as determined by the Committee, in its sole and absolute discretion. The settlement of Dividend Equivalents in the form of shares of Common Stock will constitute a Bonus Stock Award for purposes of the Plan. Following conversion of the vested RSUs into shares of Common Stock, the Participant also shall receive a distribution of the Dividend Equivalents accrued with respect to such RSUs prior to the date of such conversion. In the event any RSUs do not vest, the Participant shall forfeit his or her right to any Dividend Equivalents accrued with respect to such unvested RSUs.
3. Effect of Termination of Employment or Services
(a) The RSUs granted pursuant to this Agreement shall vest in accordance with the vesting schedule reflected in Paragraph 2(a) above, on condition that the Participant remains employed by or continues to provide services to the Company or a Subsidiary through the applicable vesting dates set forth in paragraph 2(a). If, however, either:
(i) the Company and its Subsidiaries terminate the Participant’s employment or service relationship; or
(ii) the Participant terminates his or her employment or service relationship,
then the RSUs that have not vested in accordance with the vesting schedule reflected in Paragraph 2(a) above, as of the date of the termination of employment (or cessation of services, as applicable), shall be forfeited by the Participant to the Company.
(b) Notwithstanding Paragraphs 2(a) and 3(a) above, upon the cessation of the Participant’s employment or services (whether voluntary or involuntary), the Committee may, in its sole and absolute discretion, elect to accelerate the vesting of some or all of the unvested RSUs.
4. Limitation of Rights
Nothing in this Agreement or the Plan shall be construed to:
(a) give the Participant any right to be awarded any further RSUs or any other Award in the future, even if RSUs or other Awards are granted on a regular or repeated basis, as grants of RSUs and other Awards are completely voluntary and made solely in the discretion of the Committee;
(b) give the Participant or any other person any interest in any fund or in any specified asset or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary; or
(c) confer upon the Participant the right to continue in the employment or service of the Company or any Subsidiary, or affect the right of the Company or any Subsidiary to terminate the employment or service of the Participant at any time or for any reason.
5. Data Privacy
The Participant understands that for purposes of Plan administration, the Participant’s personal data will be collected and processed at 5215 N. O’Connor Blvd, Suite 2300, Irving, Texas (USA), and transferred to Wells Fargo at 161 North Concord
Exchange, South St. Paul, Minnesota (USA) and Merrill Lynch at 4 World Financial Center, 250 Vesey St., New York, New York (USA).
6. Prerequisites to Benefits
Neither the Participant, nor any person claiming through the Participant, shall have any right or interest in the RSUs awarded hereunder, unless and until all the terms, conditions and provisions of this Agreement and the Plan which affect the Participant or such other person shall have been complied with as specified herein.
7. Delivery of Shares
No shares of Common Stock shall be delivered to the Participant upon conversion of the RSUs into shares of Common Stock until:
(a) all the applicable taxes required to be withheld have been paid or withheld in full;
(b) the approval of any governmental authority required in connection with this RSU, or the issuance of shares of Common Stock hereunder under has been received by the Company; and
(c) if required by the Committee, the Participant has delivered to the Committee an Investment Letter in form and content satisfactory to the Company as provided in Paragraph 9 hereof.
8. Successors and Assigns
This Agreement shall bind and inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Participant, the Company and their respective permitted successors and assigns (including personal representatives, heirs and legatees), except that the Participant may not assign any rights or obligations under this Agreement except to the extent and in the manner expressly permitted herein.
9. Securities Act
The Company will not be required to deliver any shares of Common Stock pursuant to this Agreement if, in the opinion of counsel for the Company, such issuance would violate the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or any other applicable federal or state securities laws or regulations. The Committee may require that the Participant, prior to the issuance of any such shares, sign and deliver to the Company a written statement, which shall be in a form and contain content acceptable to the Committee, in its sole discretion (“Investment Letter”):
(a) stating that the Participant is acquiring the shares for investment and not with a view to the sale or distribution thereof;
(b) stating that the Participant will not sell any shares of Common Stock that the Participant may then own or thereafter acquire except either:
(i) through a broker on a national securities exchange, or
(ii) with the prior written approval of the Company; and
(c) containing such other terms and conditions as counsel for the Company may reasonably require to assure compliance with the Securities Act or other applicable federal or state securities laws and regulations.
10. Federal and State Taxes
(a) Any amount of Common Stock and/or cash that is payable or transferable to the Participant hereunder may be subject to the payment of or reduced by any amount or amounts which the Company is required to withhold under the then applicable provisions of the laws of the jurisdiction where the Participant is employed, and, if applicable, the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), or its successors, or any other foreign, federal, state or local tax withholding requirement. When the Company is required to withhold any amount or amounts under the applicable provisions of any foreign, federal, state or local requirement or the Code, the Company shall withhold from the Common Stock to be issued to the Participant a number of shares necessary to satisfy the Company’s withholding obligations. The number of shares of Common Stock to be withheld shall be based upon the Fair Market Value of the shares on the date of withholding.
(b) Notwithstanding Paragraph 10(a) above, if the Participant elects, and the Committee agrees, the Company’s withholding obligations may instead be satisfied as follows:
(i) the Participant may direct the Company to withhold cash that is otherwise payable to the Participant;
(ii) the Participant may deliver to the Company a sufficient number of shares of Common Stock then owned by the Participant for a period of at least six (6) months to satisfy the Company’s withholding obligations, based on the Fair Market Value of the shares as of the date of withholding;
(iii) the Participant may deliver sufficient cash to the Company to satisfy its withholding obligations; or
(iv) any combination of the alternatives described in Paragraphs 10(b)(i) through 10(b)(iii) above.
(c) Authorization of the Participant to the Company to withhold taxes pursuant to one or more of the alternatives described in Paragraph 10(b) above must be in a form and content acceptable to the Committee. The payment or authorization to withhold taxes by the Participant shall be completed prior to the delivery of any shares pursuant to this Agreement. An authorization to withhold taxes pursuant to this provision will be irrevocable unless and until the tax liability of the Participant has been fully paid.
11. Copy of Plan
By the electronic acceptance of this Agreement, the Participant acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Plan.
This Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan. The Plan is administered by the Committee in accordance with its terms. The Committee has sole and complete discretion with respect to all matters reserved to it by the Plan and the decisions of the majority of the Committee with respect to the Plan and this Agreement shall be final and binding upon the Participant and the Company. Neither the Company nor the members of the Board or the Committee will be liable for any act, omission or determination taken or made in good faith with respect to this Agreement or the RSUs granted hereunder. In the event of any conflict between the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Plan, the provisions of the Plan shall control.
13. Adjustment of Number of Shares of RSUs
The number of RSUs granted hereunder shall be subject to adjustment in accordance with Articles 12 and 13 of the Plan.
The RSUs granted by this Agreement are not transferable by the Participant other than by will or pursuant to applicable laws of descent and distribution. The RSUs and any rights and privileges in connection therewith, cannot be transferred, assigned, pledged or hypothecated by operation of law, or otherwise, and is not otherwise subject to execution, attachment, garnishment or similar process. In the event of such occurrence, this Agreement will automatically terminate and will thereafter be null and void.
The Company shall be entitled to recover from the Participant reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred in connection with the enforcement of the terms and provisions of this Agreement whether by an action to enforce specific performance or for damages for its breach or otherwise.
16. Information Confidential
As partial consideration for the granting of the Award hereunder, the Participant hereby agrees to keep confidential all information and knowledge, except that which has been disclosed in any public filings required by law, that the Participant has relating to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. However, such information may be disclosed as required by law and may be given in confidence to the Participant’s spouse and tax and financial advisors. In the event any breach of this promise comes to the attention of the Company, it shall take into consideration that breach in determining whether to recommend the grant of any future similar award to the Participant, as a factor weighing against the advisability of granting any such future award to the Participant.
Except as otherwise provided in the Plan or below, this Agreement may be amended only by a written agreement executed by the Company and the Participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board or the Committee may amend this Agreement to the extent necessary or advisable in light of any addition to or change in any federal or state, tax or securities law or other law or regulation, which change occurs after the Date of Grant and by its terms applies to the Award or to the extent that such amendment is not materially adverse to the Participant.
18. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas (excluding any conflict of laws, rule or principle of Texas law that might refer the governance, construction, or interpretation of this Plan to the laws of another state).
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal or invalid for any reason, the illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions of this Agreement, but such provision shall be fully severable and this Agreement shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal or invalid provision had never been included.
The titles and headings of paragraphs are included for convenience of reference only and are not to be considered in construction of the provisions of this Agreement.
21. Word Usage
Words used in the masculine shall apply to the feminine where applicable, and wherever the context of this Agreement dictates, the plural shall be read as the singular and the singular as the plural.
22. Execution of Receipts and Releases
Any payment of cash or any issuance or transfer of shares of Common Stock or other property to the Participant or to the Participant’s legal representative, heir, legatee or distributee, in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, shall, to the extent thereof, be in full satisfaction of all claims of such persons under this Agreement. The Company may require the Participant or the Participant’s legal representative, heir, legatee or distribute, as a condition precedent to such payment or issuance, to execute a release and receipt therefor in such form as it shall determine.
23. Code Section 409A
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the case of a conversion of vested RSUs and registration and transfer of shares of Common Stock on account of any termination of service (other than death), if the Participant is a “specified employee” as defined in Section 1.409A-1(i) of the final Treasury Regulations under Section 409A of the Code, then solely to the extent required under Section 409A of the Code, a distribution of such shares to the Participant shall not occur until the date which is six (6) months following the date of the Participant’s termination of service (or, if earlier, the date of the Participant’s death).
24. Electronic Delivery and Acceptance.
The Company may, in its sole discretion, decide to deliver any documents related to current or future participation in the Plan by electronic means. The Participant hereby consents to receive such documents by electronic delivery and agrees 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.
25. Insider Trading Restrictions/Market Abuse Laws.
The Participant may be subject to insider trading restrictions and/or market abuse laws based on the exchange on which the shares of Common Stock are listed and in applicable jurisdictions including the United States and the Participant’s country or his or her broker’s country, if different, which may affect the Participant’s ability to accept, acquire, sell or otherwise dispose of shares, RSUs or rights linked to the value of shares of Common Stock (e.g., Dividend Equivalents) during such times as the Participant is considered to have “inside information” regarding the Company (as defined by the laws in applicable jurisdictions). Local insider trading laws and regulations may prohibit the cancellation or amendment of orders the Participant placed before he or she possessed inside information. Furthermore, the Participant could be prohibited from (i) disclosing the
inside information to any third party, which may include fellow employees and (ii) “tipping” third parties or causing them otherwise to buy or sell securities. Any restrictions under these laws or regulations are separate from and in addition to any restrictions that may be imposed under any applicable insider trading policy of the Company. The Participant acknowledges that it is the Participant’s responsibility to comply with any applicable restrictions, and the Participant should speak with his or her personal legal advisor on this matter.
26. Participant Acceptance.
The Participant must accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement either electronically through the electronic acceptance procedure established by the Company or through a written acceptance delivered to the Company in a form satisfactory to the Company. In no event shall any shares of Common Stock be issued (or other securities or property distributed) under this Agreement in the absence of such acceptance. By accepting the RSUs, Participant agrees that the RSUS are granted under and governed by the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement. Participant has reviewed the Plan and this Agreement in their entirety, has had an opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to accepting this Agreement and fully understands all provisions of the Plan and this Agreement.
The Company and the Participant are executing this Agreement effective as of the Date of Grant set forth in the introductory clause.
Chief Executive Officer