Form of RSU Award Agreement
2017 OMNIBUS INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN
RESTRICTED SHARE UNIT ISSUANCE AGREEMENT
THIS RESTRICTED SHARE UNIT ISSUANCE AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”), dated as of ________ (the “Award Date”), is made by and between Genpact Limited, an exempted limited company organized under the laws of Bermuda (the “Company”) and ________ (“Participant”). To the extent not defined herein, all capitalized terms in this Agreement shall have the meanings assigned to them in the Genpact Limited 2017 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the “Plan”).
WHEREAS, the Company has adopted the Plan for the purpose of promoting the interests of the Company and its shareholders by attracting and retaining exceptional directors, officers, employees and consultants and enabling such individuals to participate in the long-term growth and financial success of the Company.
WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to grant to Participant restricted share units under the Plan as provided for herein.
NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the premises and covenants of the parties contained in this Agreement, and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, for themselves, their successors and assigns, hereby agree as follows:
1.Grant of Restricted Share Units. The Company hereby awards to Participant, as of the Award Date, an award (the “Award”) of restricted share units under the Plan. Each restricted share unit represents the right to receive one Common Share on the vesting date of that unit. The number of Common Shares subject to the awarded restricted share units, the applicable vesting schedule for the restricted share units and the underlying shares, the dates on which those vested shares shall be issued to Participant and the remaining terms and conditions governing the Award shall be as set forth in this Agreement.
Number of Shares
Subject to Award:
____ Common Shares (the “Shares”)
Participant shall vest with respect to fifty percent (50%) of the Shares on ______ and fifty percent (50%) of the Shares on _______, such that 100% of the Shares underlying the Award shall be vested on _______, provided that Participant remains in employment or service with the Company (or an Affiliate) through such vesting dates.
Each Share in which Participant vests in accordance with the foregoing Vesting Schedule shall be issued on the date (the “Issuance Date”) on which that Share so vests or as soon thereafter as administratively practicable, but
in no event later than the close of the calendar year in which such Issuance Date occurs or (if later) the fifteenth (15th) day of the third calendar month following such Issuance Date. The issuance of the Shares shall be subject to the Company’s collection of any Applicable Taxes in accordance with the procedures set forth in Section 5 of this Agreement.
2.Limited Transferability. Prior to actual receipt of the Shares which vest and become issuable hereunder, Participant may not transfer any interest in the Award or the underlying Shares. Any Shares which vest hereunder but which otherwise remain unissued at the time of Participant’s death may be transferred pursuant to the provisions of Participant’s will or the laws of inheritance or to Participant’s designated beneficiary or beneficiaries of this Award. Participant may make such a beneficiary designation at any time by filing the appropriate form with the Committee or its designee.
3.Cessation of Employment. Except as otherwise provided in this Section 3 or Participant’s employment agreement, should Participant cease employment or service for any reason prior to vesting in one or more Shares subject to this Award, then the Award shall be immediately canceled with respect to those unvested Shares, and the number of restricted share units will be reduced accordingly. Participant shall thereupon cease to have any right or entitlement to receive any Shares under those canceled units. For purposes of this Agreement, Participant’s date of termination of employment shall mean the date on which Participant ceases active employment, and shall not be extended by any notice period, whether mandated or implied under local law during which Participant is not actually employed or providing services (e.g., garden leave or similar leave) or during or for which Participant receives pay in lieu of notice or severance pay. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, the Award shall not vest during any notice period, regardless of whether Participant continues active employment during such period, and the Award shall be cancelled on the date notice of termination is provided by Participant or the Company. The Company shall have the sole discretion to determine when Participant is no longer actively employed for purposes of this Agreement without reference to any other agreement, written or oral, including Participant’s contract of employment, if applicable.
4.Change of Control. Should a Change of Control be effected at a time when this Award is outstanding with respect to the Shares, then all the Shares subject to this Award shall be converted into the right to receive for each such Share the same consideration per Common Share payable to the other holders of such Common Shares in consummation of the Change of Control, and such consideration, to the extent vested at the time of the Change of Control in accordance with the Vesting Schedule of this Agreement and the Plan, shall be subsequently distributed on the Issuance Date or (if applicable) pursuant to the issuance provisions of Section 2 above and Section 5 below. This Agreement shall not in any way affect the right of the Company to adjust, reclassify, reorganize or otherwise change its capital or business structure or to merge, consolidate, dissolve, liquidate or sell or transfer all or any part of its business or assets.
5.Issuance of Common Shares.
(a)On the Issuance Date or as soon thereafter as practicable, the Company shall issue to or on behalf of Participant a certificate (which may be in electronic form) for the number of Common Shares underlying the restricted share units which vest under the Award on such date, subject, however, to the Company’s collection of any Applicable Taxes.
(b)Any Applicable Taxes required to be withheld with respect to the issuance of the vested Shares shall be paid through an automatic Share withholding procedure pursuant to which the Company will withhold, at the time of such issuance, a portion of the Shares with a Fair Market Value (measured as of the issuance date) equal to the amount of those taxes; provided, however, that the amount of any Shares so withheld shall not exceed the amount necessary to satisfy the Company’s required withholding obligations using the minimum statutory withholding rates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company may, in its sole discretion, require that such Applicable Taxes be paid through Participant’s delivery of his or her separate check payable to the Company in the amount of such taxes.
(c)In no event will any fractional shares be issued.
(d)The holder of this Award shall not have any shareholder rights, including voting or dividend rights, with respect to the Shares subject to the Award until Participant becomes the record holder of those Shares following their actual issuance after the satisfaction of the Applicable Taxes.
6.Restrictive Covenants and Forfeiture.
(a)In consideration for the grant of the Award, Participant agrees to comply with the restrictive covenants set forth in Section 6(d) below (the “Restrictive Covenants”).
(b)Participant acknowledges and agrees that any breach by Participant of the Restrictive Covenants will result in irreparable injury to the Company or its Affiliates, as the case may be, for which money damages could not adequately compensate such entity. Therefore, the Company or any of its Affiliates shall have the right (in addition to any other rights and remedies which it may have at law or in equity and in addition to the forfeiture requirements set forth in Section 6(c) below) to seek to enforce this Section 6 and any of its provisions by injunction, specific performance, or other equitable relief, without bond and without prejudice to any other rights and remedies that the Company or any of its Affiliates may have for a breach, or threatened breach, of the Restrictive Covenants. Participant agrees that in any action in which the Company or any of its Affiliates seeks injunction, specific performance, or other equitable relief, Participant will not assert or contend that any of the provisions of this Section 6 are unreasonable or otherwise unenforceable. Participant consents to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the federal and state courts located in New York City and waives any objection to the laying of venue of any such proceeding in any such court. Participant also irrevocably and unconditionally consents to the service of any process, pleadings, notices, or other papers.
(c) Participant acknowledges and agrees that in the event Participant breaches the Restrictive Covenants contained in this Section 6:
(i)The Company shall have the right to terminate this Award (and Participant shall thereupon cease to have any right or entitlement to receive any Shares under this Award) to the extent outstanding, and
(ii)The Company may in its discretion cancel any Shares issued hereunder underlying restricted share units that vested within twelve (12) months of Participant’s breach of the Restrictive Covenants contained in this Section 6; provided, that if Participant has disposed of any such Shares received hereunder, then the Company may require Participant to pay to the Company, in cash, the fair market value of such Shares as of the date of disposition.
(d)Based on the understanding that Participant will be given access to valuable clients and confidential and proprietary information, Participant agrees that while an employee of the Company (or an Affiliate) and for a period of one (1) year from cessation of employment, Participant will not directly or indirectly:
(i)enter, engage in, participate in, or assist, either as an individual on his or her own or as a partner, joint venturer, employee, agent, consultant, officer, trustee, director, owner, part-owner, shareholder, or in any other capacity, in the geographic region where Participant solicited or provided services for the Company (or an Affiliate), directly or indirectly, any other business organization listed as a “Restricted Company” on Exhibit A attached hereto (collectively, the “Restricted Companies”) in any activity that competes, directly or indirectly, with any Company activity, product or service that Participant engaged in, participated in, or had confidential information about during Participant’s last 12 months of employment with the Company;
(ii)either alone or in association with others, solicit, divert or take away, or attempt to divert or take away, the business or patronage of any of the actual or prospective clients, customers, accounts or business partners of the Company (or any Affiliate) with whom Participant had direct interaction with during Participant’s employment with the Company (or any Affiliate); and
(iii)on Participant’s own behalf or in the service or on behalf of others, solicit, recruit or attempt to persuade any person to terminate such person's employment with the Company or an Affiliate, whether or not such person is a full-time employee or whether or not such employment is pursuant to a written agreement or is at-will.
(e)In the event of Participant’s breach or anticipatory breach of this Section 6, or Participant’s claim in a declaratory judgment action that all or part of the covenants contained in this Section 6 are unenforceable, Participant and the Company agree that in addition to any other rights or remedies available to the Company under law, the Company shall be entitled to recover from Participant all reasonable sums and costs, including attorneys’ fees, incurred by the Company to defend or enforce this Section 6.
(f)The restrictive periods set forth in this Section 6 shall not expire and shall be tolled during any period in which Participant is in violation of the restrictive covenants contained in this Section 6, and therefore such restrictive periods shall be extended for a period equal to the duration(s) of Participant’s violation.
Recognizing that the limitations in this Agreement permit Participant to continue Participant’s chosen career in the same geographic area without any interruption while protecting the Company’s legitimate business interests in its client and employee relationships, Participant agrees that the above restrictions are reasonable including the short length of time, the limitation as to identified clients and employees, and the specific area of business in which competition is limited as to those clients. Participant agrees that these limitations are reasonable given the highly competitive nature of the Company's business and are required for the Company's protection based upon numerous factors including the knowledge and information to which Participant will have access during Participant's employment with the Company. Participant’s agreement to observe the restrictions set forth in this agreement is material consideration for Participant’s employment with the Company as well as eligibility to receive grants in the Plan. Participant represents that his/her experience and capabilities are such that the restrictions contained in Section 6 above will not prevent Participant from obtaining employment or otherwise earning a living at the same general level of economic benefit as earned with the Company. Participant further agrees that, should a court determine that any provision, term or condition set forth in this Section 6 is invalid, the court may alter or modify any such provision, term or condition in a manner so as to protect the Company’s legitimate business interests. For the avoidance of doubt, the Restrictive Covenants in this Section 6 are in addition to, and not in lieu of, and do not amend, modify, or supersede, any non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, or similar restrictive covenants that run in favor of the Company or its Affiliates and by which Participant is bound.
Nothing in this Agreement shall preclude Participant from making passive investments of not more than one percent (1%) of a class of securities of any business enterprise registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
7.Sections 409A and 457A.
(a)It is the intention of the parties that the provisions of this Agreement shall, to the maximum extent permissible, comply with the requirements of the short-term deferral exceptions of Section 409A of the Code and the Treasury Regulations issued thereunder and Section 457A of the Code and any guidance with respect to Code Section 457A, including but not limited to Notice 2009-8. Accordingly, to the extent there is any ambiguity as to whether one or more provisions of this Agreement would otherwise contravene the requirements or limitations of Code Section 409A or of Code Section 457A applicable to such short-term deferral exceptions, then those provisions shall be interpreted and applied in a manner that does not result in a violation of the requirements or limitations of Code Section 409A and the Treasury Regulations thereunder and Code Section 457A and any guidance with respect to Code Section 457A, including but not limited to Notice 2009-8, that apply to such exceptions.
(b)Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in this Agreement, to the extent this Award may be deemed to create a deferred compensation arrangement under Code Section 409A, then Shares or other amounts which become issuable or distributable under this Agreement by reason of Participant’s cessation of continued employment or service shall actually be issued or distributed to Participant prior to the earlier of (i) the first day of the seventh (7th) month following the date of Participant’s Separation from Service (as determined under Code Section 409A and Treasury Regulations thereunder) or (ii) the date of Participant’s death, if Participant is deemed at the time of such Separation from Service to be a specified employee under Section 1.409A-1(i) of the Treasury Regulations issued under Code Section 409A, as determined by the Committee in accordance with consistent and uniform standards applied to all other Code Section 409A arrangements of the Company, and such delayed commencement is otherwise required in order to avoid a prohibited distribution under Code Section 409A(a)(2). The deferred Shares or other distributable amount shall be issued or distributed in a lump sum on the first day of the seventh (7th) month following the date of Participant’s Separation from Service or, if earlier, the first day of the month immediately following the date the Company receives proof of Participant’s death.
8.Compliance with Laws and Regulations. The issuance of Shares pursuant to the Award shall be subject to compliance by the Company and Participant with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and to such approvals by any regulatory or governmental agency as may be required. The Committee, in its sole discretion, may postpone the issuance or delivery of Shares as the Committee may consider appropriate and may require Participant to make such representations and furnish such information as it may consider appropriate in connection with the issuance or delivery of Shares in order to be in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations.
9.Successors and Assigns. Except to the extent otherwise provided in this Agreement, the provisions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the Company and its successors and assigns and Participant and Participant’s assigns, beneficiaries, executors, administrators, heirs and successors.
10.Notices. All notices, demands and other communications provided for or permitted hereunder shall be made in writing and shall be by registered or certified first-class mail, return receipt requested, telecopier, courier service or personal delivery:
if to the Company:
22 Victoria Street
Hamilton HM 12
with a copy to:
1155 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Legal Department
if to Participant, at Participant’s last known address on file with the Company.
All such notices, demands and other communications shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered by hand, if personally delivered; when delivered by courier, if delivered by commercial courier service; five (5) business days after being deposited in the mail, postage prepaid, if mailed; and when receipt is mechanically acknowledged, if telecopied.
11.Construction. This Agreement and the Award evidenced hereby are made and granted pursuant to the Plan and are in all respects limited by and subject to the terms of the Plan. All decisions of the Committee with respect to any question or issue arising under the Plan or this Agreement shall be conclusive and binding on all persons having an interest in the Award.
12.Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without regard to principles of conflicts of law thereof, or principles of conflicts of laws of any other jurisdiction which could cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Texas. Each Participant and the Company hereby waive, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, any right either of them may have to a trial by jury in respect to any litigation directly or indirectly arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement or the Plan.
13.Employment at Will. Nothing in this Agreement or in the Plan shall confer upon Participant any right to remain in employment or service for any period of specific duration or interfere with or otherwise restrict in any way the rights of the Company (or any Affiliate employing or retaining Participant) or of Participant, which rights are hereby expressly reserved by each, to terminate Participant’s employment or service at any time for any reason, with or without cause, subject to compliance with applicable law and the terms of any employment agreement between Participant and the Company (or any Affiliate employing or retaining Participant).
14.Electronic Delivery. The Company may deliver any documents related to the Award, the Plan or future awards that may be granted under the Plan by electronic means. Such means of electronic delivery include, but do not necessarily include, the delivery of a link to a Company intranet or the internet site of a third party involved in administering the Plan, the delivery of the documents via e-mail or such other means of electronic delivery specified by the Company. Participant hereby acknowledges that Participant has read this provision and consents to the electronic delivery of the documents. Participant acknowledges that Participant may receive from the Company a paper copy of any documents delivered electronically at no cost to Participant by contacting the Company in writing or by telephone. Participant further acknowledges that Participant will be provided with a paper copy of any documents if the attempted electronic delivery of such documents fails. Similarly, Participant understands that Participant must provide the Company with a paper copy of any documents if the attempted electronic delivery of such documents fails.
15.Additional Terms for Non-U.S. Participants. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, Participants residing and/or working outside the United States shall be subject to the Additional Terms and Conditions for Non-U.S. Participants attached hereto as Addendum A and to any Country-Specific Terms and Conditions attached hereto as Addendum B. If Participant is a citizen or resident of a country (or is considered as such for local law purposes) other than the one in which Participant is currently residing or working or if Participant relocates to one of the countries included in the Country-Specific Terms and Conditions after the grant of the Award, the special terms and conditions for such country will apply to Participant to the extent the Company determines that the application of such terms and conditions is necessary or advisable in order to comply with local law or facilitate the administration of the Plan. The Terms and Conditions for Non-U.S. Participants and the Country-Specific Terms and Conditions constitute part of this Agreement and are incorporated herein by reference.
16.Imposition of Other Requirements. The Company reserves the right to impose other requirements on Participant's participation in the Plan, on the restricted share units and on any Shares acquired under the Plan, to the extent the Company determines it is necessary or advisable for legal or administrative reasons, and to require Participant to sign any additional agreements or undertakings that may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.
17.Participant Acceptance. Participant must accept the terms and conditions of this Agreement electronically no later than by clicking the "Accept" (or similar wording) button on the award acceptance screen of your Plan account at www.ETRADE.com and following any other instructions you are prompted to follow in your Plan account. If Participant does not accept the terms as instructed, this Agreement will automatically, without further action of the Company or the Committee, terminate and the Award will be forfeited at midnight on _______________. Acceptance of this Agreement constitutes Participant’s consent to any action taken under the Plan and this Agreement and Participant’s agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement including the Restrictive Covenants. In no event shall any Shares be issued (or other securities or property distributed) under this Agreement in the absence of timely acceptance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first written above.
ADDENDUM A TO THE RESTRICTED SHARE UNIT ISSUANCE AGREEMENT
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR NON-U.S. PARTICIPANTS
This Addendum includes additional terms and conditions that govern the Restricted Share Unit Award granted to Participant if Participant works or resides outside the United States.
Capitalized terms used but not defined herein are defined in the Plan or the Agreement and have the meanings set forth therein.
1.No Acquired Right. Participant acknowledges and agrees that:
(a)The Plan is established voluntarily by the Company, the grant of awards under the Plan is made at the discretion of the Committee and the Plan may be modified, amended, suspended or terminated by the Company at any time. All decisions with respect to future awards, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Committee.
(b)This Award (and any similar awards the Company may in the future grant to Participant, even if such awards are made repeatedly or regularly, and regardless of their amount) and Shares acquired under the Plan (A) are wholly discretionary and occasional, are not a term or condition of employment and do not form part of a contract of employment, or any other working arrangement, between Participant and the Company or any Affiliate; (B) do not create any contractual entitlement to receive future awards or benefits in lieu thereof; and (C) do not form part of salary or remuneration for purposes of determining pension payments or any other purposes, including without limitation termination indemnities, severance, resignation, payment in lieu of notice, redundancy, end of service payments, bonuses, long-term service awards, pension or retirement benefits, welfare benefits or similar payments, except as otherwise required by the applicable law of any governmental entity to whose jurisdiction the award is subject.
(c)This Award and the Shares acquired under the Plan are not intended to replace any pension rights or compensation.
(d)Participant is voluntarily participating in the Plan.
(e)In the event that Participant’s employer is not the Company, the grant of this Award and any similar awards the Company may grant in the future to Participant will not be interpreted to form an employment contract or relationship with the Company and, furthermore, the grant of this Award and any similar awards the Company may grant in the future to Participant will not be interpreted to form an employment contract with Participant’s employer or any Affiliate.
(f)The future value of the underlying Shares is unknown and cannot be predicted with certainty. Neither the Company nor any Affiliate shall be liable for any foreign exchange rate fluctuation between Participant’s local currency and the United States Dollar that may affect the value of the Award or the Shares.
(g)Participant shall have no rights, claim or entitlement to compensation or damages as a result of Participant’s cessation of employment for any reason whatsoever, whether or not later found to be invalid or in breach of contract or local labor law, insofar as these rights, claim or entitlement arise or may arise from Participant’s ceasing to have rights under this Award as a result of such cessation or loss or diminution in value of the Award or any of the Shares issuable under this Award as a result of such cessation, and Participant irrevocably releases his or her employer, the Company and its Affiliates, as applicable, from any such rights, entitlement or claim that may arise. If, notwithstanding the foregoing, any such right or claim is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to have arisen, then, by signing this Agreement, Participant shall be deemed to have irrevocably waived his or her entitlement to pursue such rights or claim.
2.Data Protection (Jurisdictions other than European Union/European Economic Area/United Kingdom).
(a)In order to facilitate Participant’s participation in the Plan and the administration of the Award, it will be necessary for contractual and legal purposes for the Company (or its Affiliates or payroll administrators) to collect, hold and process certain personal information and sensitive personal information about Participant (including, without limitation, Participant’s name, home address, telephone number, date of birth, nationality, social insurance or other identification number and job title and details of the Award and other awards granted, cancelled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding and Shares held by Participant). Participant consents explicitly, willingly, and unambiguously to the Company (or its Affiliates or payroll administrators) collecting, holding and processing Participant’s personal data and transferring this data (in electronic or other form) by and among, as applicable, Participant’s employer, the Company and its Affiliates and other third parties (collectively, the “Data Recipients”) insofar as is reasonably necessary to implement, administer and manage the Plan and the Award. Participant authorizes the Data Recipients to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer the data for the purposes of implementing, administering and managing the Plan and the Award. Participant understands that the data will be transferred to E*TRADE, or such other broker or third party as may be selected by the Company in the future which is assisting the Company with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. Participant understands that the Data Recipients may be located in the United States or elsewhere, and that the recipient’s country may have a lower standard of data privacy laws and protections than Participant’s country.
(b)The Data Recipients will treat Participant’s personal data as private and confidential and will not disclose such data for purposes other than the management and administration of the Plan and the Award and will take reasonable measures to keep Participant’s personal data private, confidential, accurate and current. Participant understands that the data will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage his or her participation in the Plan.
(c)Participant understands that Participant may, at any time, make a request to view his or her personal data, require any necessary corrections to it or withdraw the consents herein in writing by contacting the Company and that these rights are subject to legal restrictions but acknowledges that without the use of such data it may not be
practicable for the Company to administer Participant’s involvement in the Plan in a timely fashion or at all and this may be detrimental to Participant and may result in the possible exclusion of Participant from continued participation with respect to this Award or any future awards under the Plan.
3.Data Protection (European Union/European Economic Area/United Kingdom).
(a)In order to facilitate Participant’s participation in the Plan and the administration of the Award, it will be necessary for contractual, legitimate interest and legal purposes for the Company (or its Affiliates or payroll administrators) to collect, hold and process certain personal data and, where required for legal purposes with the Participant’s freely given consent, any special category personal data about Participant. Such personal data includes, without limitation, Participant’s name, home address, telephone number, date of birth, nationality, social insurance or other identification number and job title and details of the Award and other awards granted, cancelled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding and Shares held by Participant. Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees to the Company (or its Affiliates or payroll administrators) collecting, holding and processing Participant’s personal data and transferring this data (in electronic or other form) by and among, as applicable, Participant’s employer, the Company and its Affiliates and other third parties (collectively, the “Data Recipients”) insofar as is reasonably necessary to implement, administer and manage the Plan and the Award. Participant understands that the Data Recipients will receive, possess, use, retain and transfer the data for the purposes of implementing, administering and managing the Plan and the Award. Participant understands that the data will be transferred to E*TRADE, or such other broker or third party as may be selected by the Company in the future which is assisting the Company with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. Participant understands that the Data Recipients may be located in the United States or elsewhere, and that the Data Recipient’s country may have a different or lower standard of data privacy laws and protections than Participant’s country.
(b)The Data Recipients will treat Participant’s personal data as private and confidential and will not disclose such data for purposes other than the management and administration of the Plan and the Award and will take reasonable measures to keep Participant’s personal data private, confidential, accurate and current. Participant understands that the data will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage his or her participation in the Plan and for legal requirements thereafter. Participant shall notify the Company of any changes to his or her personal data.
(c)Participant understands that Participant may, at any time, exercise the rights granted to Participant by the Data Protection Laws and other applicable data protection laws including the right to make a request to access or be provided with a copy of his or her personal data, request additional information about the storage and processing of the data, request that the personal data is restricted or otherwise object to its processing by the Company, require any necessary corrections to it or withdraw any consents provided by Participant in writing by contacting the Company and that these rights are subject to legal restrictions. Participant acknowledges that without the Company’s use of such data it may
not be practicable for the Company to administer Participant’s involvement in the Plan in a timely fashion or at all and this may be detrimental to Participant and may result in the possible exclusion of Participant from continued participation with respect to this Award or any future awards under the Plan. Participant is referred to the privacy notice provided by the employing affiliate for further information about the processing of his or her personal data and rights under applicable data protection laws.
(d)For the purpose of this Section 3, “Data Protection Laws” means any law, enactment, regulation or order concerning the processing of personal data including the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”), the GDPR as it forms part of retained EU law (as defined in the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018), the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 (“PECR”), and any subordinate legislation or statutory codes of practice implemented in connection with the DPA, GDPR, PECR and any law that is intended to supplement, amend or replace the foregoing together with any other applicable law in any jurisdiction that regulates the collection, protection or processing of personal data as may come into effect from time to time.
4.Withholding; Responsibility for Taxes. This provision supplements Section 5(b) of the Agreement.
For tax purposes, Participant is deemed to have been issued the full number of Shares to which Participant is entitled to under the Award notwithstanding that a number of Shares are withheld for purposes of paying Applicable Taxes. To the extent that the number of Shares withheld to pay Applicable Taxes is not sufficient to cover the obligation for Applicable Taxes, Participant authorizes the Company and/or the Affiliate employing or retaining Participant, or their respective agents, at their discretion, to satisfy the obligations with respect to all Applicable Taxes by withholding from any wages or other cash compensation paid to Participant and/or Affiliate. Participant acknowledges that regardless of any action the Company (or any Affiliate employing or retaining Participant) takes with respect to any or all Applicable Taxes, the ultimate liability for all Applicable Taxes legally due by Participant is and remains Participant’s responsibility and that the Company (and its Affiliates) (i) make no representations or undertakings regarding the treatment of any Applicable Taxes in connection with any aspect of the Award, including the grant, vesting or settlement of the Award, and the subsequent sale of any Shares acquired at settlement; and (ii) do not commit to structure the terms of the grant or any aspect of the Award to reduce or eliminate Participant’s liability for Applicable Taxes. Further, if Participant is subject to taxation in more than one jurisdiction between the Award Date and the date of any relevant taxable or tax withholding event, as applicable, Participant acknowledges that the Company and/or Participant's employer (or former employer, as applicable) may be required to withhold or account for Applicable Taxes in more than one jurisdiction.
ADDENDUM B to THE restricted sHARE unit ISSUANCE AGREEMENT
country-specific terms AND CONDITIONS
These Country-Specific Terms and Conditions include additional terms and conditions that govern the Restricted Share Unit Award granted to Participant under the Plan if Participant resides or works in one of the countries listed below. Capitalized terms used but not defined in these Country-Specific Terms and Conditions are defined in the Plan or the Agreement and have the meanings set forth therein.
Offer Document. The Award is granted pursuant to the Offer Document attached hereto.
Data Privacy. The following supplements Section 2 of Addendum A to the Agreement:
(a)Participant understands that recipients of the data described in Section 2 of Addendum A to the Agreement (the “Data”) may be located in the United States.
(b)Participant understands that, by consenting to the disclosure of the Data to recipients located overseas, Australian Privacy Principle (“APP”) 8.1 will not apply to the disclosure and as a result Participant’s employer will not be accountable under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and Participant may not be able to seek redress under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) in respect of this Data.
Section 3 of the Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:
“Except as otherwise provided in this Section 3 or Participant’s employment agreement, should Participant cease employment or service for any reason prior to vesting in one or more Shares subject to this Award, then the Award shall be immediately canceled with respect to those unvested Shares, and the number of restricted share units will be reduced accordingly. Participant shall thereupon cease to have any right or entitlement to receive any Shares under those canceled units. For purposes of this Agreement, Participant’s date of termination of employment shall mean the date on which Participant ceases active employment, which term “active employment” shall include any period for which Participant is deemed to be actively employed for purposes of applicable employment standards legislation, and shall exclude any other period of non-working notice of termination or any period for pay in lieu of notice, severance pay or any other monies in relation to the cessation of employment that are paid or otherwise required by applicable law, regardless of whether the termination is with or without cause or with or without notice. For
clarity, except as may be required by applicable employment standards legislation, Awards shall not be considered in determining a Participant’s entitlement to termination pay, severance pay, pay in lieu of notice or other monies in relation to the cessation of employment, whether pursuant to common law, contract or otherwise. The Company shall have the sole discretion to determine when Participant is no longer in active service for purposes of this Agreement, without reference to any other agreement, written or oral, including Participant’s contract of employment.”
Award Payable Only in Shares. Notwithstanding any discretion in the Plan or anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the grant of the Award does not provide Participant any right to receive a cash payment and the Award may be settled only in Shares.
Prospectus Exemption. For the purposes of compliance with National Instrument 45-106 - Prospectus Exemptions (and in Québec, Regulation 45-106 respecting Prospectus exemptions, collectively, “45-106”), the prospectus requirement does not apply to a distribution by an issuer in a security of its own issue with an employee, executive officer, director or consultant of the issuer or a related entity of the issuer, provided the distribution is voluntary.
Resale Restrictions. Shares acquired under the Plan may be subject to certain restrictions on resale imposed by Canadian provincial securities laws. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, any transfer or resale of any Shares acquired by Participant pursuant to the Plan must be in accordance with the resale rules under (a) Ontario Securities Commission Rule 72-503 Distributions Outside Canada if Participant is a resident in the Province of Ontario, or (b) National Instrument 45-102 - Resale of Securities (and in Québec, Regulation 45-102 respecting Resale of securities, collectively “45-102”) if Participant is a resident in the Provinces of British Columbia or Québec.
In Ontario, the prospectus requirement does not apply to the first trade of Shares issued in connection with the Award provided the conditions set forth in section 2.8 of 72-503 are satisfied. In British Columbia and Québec, the prospectus requirement does not apply to the first trade of Shares issued in connection with the Award provided the conditions set forth in section 2.14 of 45-102 are satisfied.
Participant should consult his or her advisor prior to any resale of Shares.
Additional Provisions Applicable to Participants Resident in Quebec.
Data Protection. The following provision supplements the Data Protection section of Addendum A: Participant hereby authorizes the Company and the Company’s representatives to discuss with and obtain all relevant information from all personnel, professional or not, involved in the administration and operation of the Plan. Participant further authorizes the Company and the Board or Committee, to disclose and discuss the Plan with their advisors. Participant further authorizes the Company to record such information and to keep such information in Participant’s employee file.
Language Consent. The parties acknowledge that it is their express wish that this Agreement, as well as all documents, notices and legal proceedings entered into, given or instituted pursuant hereto or relating directly or indirectly hereto, be drawn up in English.
Les parties reconnaissent avoir exigé la rédaction en anglais de cette convention, ainsi que de tous documents exécutés, avis donnés et procédures judiciaries intentées, directement ou indirectement, relativement à la présente convention.
Immediate Sale of Shares. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Agreement or the Plan, in accordance with the requirements of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”), the Shares issued following vesting of the Award must be sold immediately through the Company’s designated broker. Participant’s acceptance of the Award shall constitute Participant’s authorization to the brokerage firm to effect such sale. Such sale may be effected through block sales over a period of one or more trading days following the issuance of the Shares. Neither the brokerage firm nor the Company will guarantee the sale price for any such sale and Participant shall be solely responsible for fluctuations in the value of the Shares until sale. This Agreement shall be deemed to be a 10b5-1 plan under the Exchange Act. The net proceeds realized upon the sale of the Shares will be repatriated to China and such net proceeds (less any Applicable Taxes required to have been withheld in connection with the Award) shall be paid to Participant in local currency. Participant shall have no access to the sales proceeds until such distribution. The remittance, conversion and payment of the net proceeds shall be made in accordance with the procedures adopted by the Company in order to comply with SAFE regulations and accordingly, are subject to change from time to time.
Language Consent. The parties acknowledge that it is their express wish that this Agreement, as well as all documents, notices and legal proceedings entered into, given or instituted pursuant hereto or relating directly or indirectly hereto, be drawn up in English.
Les parties reconnaissent avoir exigé la rédaction en anglais de cette convention, ainsi que de tous documents exécutés, avis donnés et procédures judiciaries intentées, directement ou indirectement, relativement à ou suite à la présente convention.
Securities Law Notification. Participant acknowledges and understands that the offer of the Award and any Shares to be issued under the Plan are not a public offering of securities under Hong Kong law and are available only to employees of the Company and its Affiliates.
Furthermore, Participant acknowledges that the contents of the Agreement, the Plan and other related and incidental communication materials (the “Documents”) have not been prepared in accordance with and are not intended to constitute a “prospectus” for a public offering of securities under the applicable securities legislation in Hong Kong, and the Documents have not been reviewed by any regulatory authority in Hong Kong. Participant understands that the Documents are intended only for the personal use of each participant and may not be distributed to any other person. Furthermore, Participant acknowledges that Participant is advised to exercise caution in relation to his or her participation in the Plan. If Participant is in any doubt as to the contents of the Prospectus, the Agreement or the Plan, Participant shall obtain independent professional advice.
Additional Terms and Conditions. The Award is granted pursuant to the Genpact Appendix – Israel Taxpayers to the 2017 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Israel Appendix”) and is subject to the terms and conditions stated in the Israel Appendix, the Plan and the Agreement, including this Addendum B. By accepting the Award, Participant acknowledges and agrees to be bound by the terms of the Israel Appendix. The Israel Appendix is incorporated herein by reference and references to the Plan shall include the Israel Appendix.
The Award is intended to qualify for the tax treatment as a 102 Capital Gains Track Grant under Section 102 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance (New Version) 1961 (“Section 102”). Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees as follows:
(a)Participant understands the provisions of Section 102 and the applicable tax track of this grant.
(b)Participant agrees to the terms and conditions of the trust agreement between the Company and the trustee (the “Trustee”) designated by the Company to serve as the supervising trustee as approved by the Israeli Tax Authority (the “ITA”) in accordance with the provisions of Section 102.
(c)Participant understands that the Shares will be registered in the name of the Trustee for the benefit of Participant. Subject to the provisions of Section 102, Participant confirms that Participant shall not sell nor transfer the Award or the Shares from the Trustee until the end of the Required Holding Period. For purposes of the Award, “Required Holding Period” means the requisite period prescribed by Section 102 or such other period as may be required by the ITA, with respect to 102 Trustee Grants, during which Awards granted by the Company or Shares underlying such Awards must be held by the Trustee for the benefit of the person to whom it was granted.
(e)If Participant sells or withdraws the Shares from the Trustee before the end of the Required Holding Period (“Violation”), either (A) Participant shall reimburse the Company within three (3) days of its demand for the employer portion of the payment by the Company to the National Insurance Institute plus linkage and interest in accordance with the law, as well as any other expense that the Company shall bear as a result of the said Violation or (B) Participant agrees that the Company may, in its sole discretion, deduct such amounts directly from any amounts to be paid to Participant as a result of his or her disposition of the Shares.
(f)Participant understands that this grant is conditioned upon the receipt of all required approvals from the ITA.
(g)All tax consequences under any applicable law which may arise from the grant of the Award, from the holding or sale of the Shares by or on behalf of Participant, shall be borne solely by Participant. Participant shall indemnify the Company and/or Affiliate and/or Trustee, as the case may be, and hold them harmless, against and from any liability for any such tax or any penalty, interest or indexing.
Securities Law Notification. Upon the Company offering the Award to receive Shares pursuant to the Plan, the Company hereby notifies Participant as follows:
(i)The offering falls under offering to the small number of investors, which shall refer to the offering to the small number of investors under Article 23-13, paragraph 4 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (Law No. 25 of 1948 as amended) and as such, no filing under Article 4, paragraph 1 of the act is being made in relations to the offering.
(ii)The transfers of the Award is prohibited.
Securities Law Notice. The grant of the Award under the Plan is not considered a public offer of securities which requires an approved prospectus within the meaning of article 5:2 of the Act on Financial Supervision.
Securities Law Approval
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan or in this Agreement, the issuance of Shares is subject to the approval by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission en banc of a 10.2 Securities Registration Exemption covering the Shares and the Plan.
Award Payable Only in Shares. Notwithstanding any discretion in the Plan or anything to the contrary in this Agreement, the grant of the Award does not provide Participant any right to receive a cash payment and the Award may be settled only in Shares.
Taxes. Participant indemnifies the Company and Participant’s employer for any Applicable Taxes that may be payable with respect to the full number of Shares vested and issued (including those Shares that are deemed issued). To the extent any Shares are withheld by the Company in accordance with Section 5(b) of the Agreement, the Company shall pay over to Participant’s employer sufficient moneys to satisfy Participant’s liability under such indemnity. Any reference to the withholding of Applicable Taxes, including any obligation to withhold, shall be treated as including a reference to any amount of Applicable Taxes in respect of which the Company (or an Affiliate) is required to account to any tax authority.
Termination of Service. Participant has no right to compensation or damages on account of any loss in respect of an Award under the Plan where the loss arises or is claimed to arise in whole or part from: (a) the termination of Participant’s office or employment; or (b) notice to terminate Participant’s office or employment. This exclusion of liability shall apply however termination of office or employment, or the giving of notice, is caused, and however compensation or damages are claimed. For the purpose of the Plan, the implied duty of trust and confidence is expressly excluded.
Employer NIC. As a condition to participation in the Plan and the issuance of Shares under this Award, Participant hereby agrees to accept all liability for and pay all secondary Class 1 National Insurance Contributions which would otherwise be payable by the Company (or any successor or any Affiliate employing or previously employing Participant) with respect to the issuance of Shares under this Award or any other event giving rise to taxation under this Award (the “Employer NIC”). Participant agrees that Participant will execute, within the time period specified by the Company, a joint election (the “Joint Electionˮ) provided by the Company and any other consent or elections required to effect the transfer of the Employer NIC. Participant further agrees to execute such other joint elections as may be required between Participant and any successor to the Company and/or Participant's employer. Participant further agrees that the Company and/or Participant's employer may collect the Employer NIC by any of the means set forth in the Joint Election.
OFFER TO AUSTRALIAN RESIDENT EMPLOYEES
This Offer Document sets out information regarding the participation of Australian resident employees of Genpact Limited (Genpact or the Company) and its Australian subsidiaries in grants of restricted share unit awards made under the Genpact Limited 2017 Omnibus Incentive Plan (Plan).
Investment in securities involves a degree of risk and there is no guarantee of the future value of, or returns from, securities you may acquire under the Plan. Employees who elect to participate in the Plan should consider all risk factors relevant to the acquisition of securities under the Plan as set out in this document and any associated documents.
The information contained in this document and any associated documents is general information only. It is not advice or information specific to your objectives, financial situation or needs. Australian employees should consider obtaining their own financial product advice from an independent person who is licensed by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to give advice about participation in the Plan.
1.OFFER AND TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
This Offer Document relates to an invitation by the Company to eligible employees in Australia to accept grants of restricted share unit awards made under the Plan. The awards will be issued at no cost to you.
The terms of your participation are set out in the Plan, the Prospectus, the Restricted Share Unit Issuance Agreement and this Offer Document.
By accepting a grant of a restricted share unit award, you will be bound by terms set out in the Plan, the Prospectus, the Restricted Share Unit Issuance Agreement and this Offer Document.
2.HOW CAN I ASCERTAIN THE CURRENT MARKET PRICE OF SHARES UNDERLYING THE RESTRICTED SHARE UNIT AWARD IN AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS?
You could, from time to time, ascertain the market price of a share of common stock in the Company ("Share") by obtaining that price from the New York Stock Exchange website, the Company website or The Wall Street Journal, and multiplying that price by a published exchange rate to convert U.S. Dollars into Australian Dollars, to determine the Australian dollar equivalent of that current market price.
3.RISKS OF ACQUIRING AND HOLDING SHARES
Acquiring and holding restricted share units and Shares involves risk. These risks include that:
(a)There is no guarantee that Shares will grow in value - they may decline in value. Stock markets are subject to fluctuations and the price of Shares can rise and fall, depending upon the Company's performance and other internal and external factors.
(b)There is no assurance that the Company will pay dividends even if its earnings increase.
(c)There are tax implications involved in acquiring and holding restricted share units and Shares and the tax regime applying to you may change.