March 28, 2021
Re: Offer of Employment
Canoo Technologies Inc. (a.k.a. Canoo Inc.) (the “Company” or “Canoo”) is pleased to extend this offer of employment to Renato Giger (“Renato Giger” or “you”) for the full-time position of Interim CFO on the terms and conditions set forth in this letter. Canoo strives to hire only the best and the brightest talent in the industry and we are excited to have you join our team of professionals. This offer is fully contingent on your satisfaction of the new hire screening conditions described in this letter.
Should you accept this offer, you will report directly to Tony Aquila, the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company’s parent company, Canoo Inc. (the “Board”) of his designee. You will work at our Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex facility at 15520 Texas 114, Justin, TX, 76247. Normal business hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, though, as an exempt employee, you should discuss your specific schedule with your manager. As with any dynamic working environment, the Company may change your position, duties, reporting structure, schedule and work location from time to time, at its discretion.
You will receive $100,000 for a 3-month term and $33,333 for every subsequent month thereafter. Contingent upon and following the effective approval of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company’s public parent company, Canoo Inc. (“PubCo”), you shall be granted a long term incentive award under the then-effective PubCo Equity Incentive Plan, consisting of restricted stock units (the “RSUs”), with a value that will be determined by the Executive Chairman of the board based on the PubCo trading price as of the date of grant. Such equity award shall reflect the Company’s standard terms and conditions for similar grants, including specific milestone achievement requirements linked to PSUs to be defined by the Executive Chairman of the Board or his designee.
During your employment, you will be eligible to participate in the standard benefits plans offered to similarly situated employees by Canoo, subject to plan terms and applicable Canoo policies. A full description of these plans and benefits is available upon request. All full-time employees are eligible to take flexible paid time off subject to the terms of Canoo’s Flexible Paid Time Off Policy. The Company may change compensation and benefits from time to time at its sole discretion.
This offer is contingent upon you providing satisfactory proof of your right to work in the United States. Due to the critical nature of this position, this offer is also fully contingent upon your successful completion of a background and reference check. A Background Check Notice and Consent Form will be separately provided for your completion and signature to the extent applicable for the type of verification being performed.
As a Company employee, you will be expected to abide by all Company rules and policies. As a condition of employment, you must also sign and comply with the Employee Confidential Information and Inventions Assignment Agreement which prohibits unauthorized use or disclosure of the Company’s proprietary information, among the other obligations set forth therein.
In your work for the Company, you will be expected not to use or disclose any confidential information, including trade secrets, of any former employer or other person to whom you have an obligation of confidentiality. Rather, you will be expected to use only that information which is generally known and used by persons with training and experience comparable to your own, which is common knowledge in the industry or otherwise legally in the public domain, or which is otherwise provided or developed by the Company. You agree that you will not bring onto Company premises any unpublished documents or property belonging to any former employer or other person to whom you have an obligation of confidentiality. You hereby represent that you have disclosed to the Company any contract you have signed that may restrict your activities on behalf of the Company.