Form of 2021-2023 Performance Share Unit Agreement under the Fourth Amended and Restated Hyatt Hotels Corporation Long-Term Incentive Plan
HYATT HOTELS CORPORATION
2021-2023 Performance Share Unit Award
The following sets forth the terms of your Hyatt Hotels Corporation Performance Share Unit (PSU) Award to you:
|Target Number of |
|Maximum Number |
|200% of Target Number of PSUs|
|PSU Grant |
|March 24, 2021 (the Grant Date)|
|The Performance Period shall be the period commencing on January 1, 2021 and continuing through the first to occur of December 31, 2023 or the occurrence of a Change in Control.|
|Vesting of Award |
and Payment Date:
|The PSUs are earned (or not) based on achievement of the Performance Goals set forth in this Agreement and subject to the Participants continuous Service with the Company through the last day of the Performance Period (except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement). Except as otherwise provided upon a Change in Control, to the extent that the PSUs are earned and vest, shares of Common Stock underlying the earned PSUs shall be delivered to the Participant within thirty (30) days following the Determination Date (but in no event later than March 15, 2024).|
The Performance Share Unit Award that is described and made pursuant to this Performance Share Unit Award Agreement (this Award) is issued under the Fourth Amended and Restated Hyatt Hotels Corporation Long-Term Incentive Plan (as may be amended from time to time, the Plan). By electronically acknowledging and accepting this Award within 30 days after the date of the electronic mail notification to you of the grant of this Award (the Electronic Notification Date), you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions herein, the Plan, all conditions established by the Company in connection with awards issued under the Plan and all determinations of the Committee hereunder. In order to vest in the Award you must accept this Award within 30 days of the Electronic Notification Date. If you fail to accept this Award within 30 days of the Electronic Notification Date, the Award will be cancelled and forfeited.
The following terms and conditions apply to the Performance Share Units granted pursuant to this Award.
|Except as the context may otherwise require, references to the Company shall be deemed to include its subsidiaries and affiliates.|
|To the extent not defined herein, capitalized terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Plan.|
|Definitions:||As used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:|
|Final Stock Price means a companys 20-trading day average closing stock price on its principal stock exchange through and including the last trading-day of the Performance Period.|
|Initial Stock Price means a companys 20-trading day average closing stock price on its principal stock exchange through and including the last trading-day preceding the start of the Performance Period.|
|Net Rooms Growth Rank means the rank order of the Net Rooms Growth Peer Group Companies and the Company from the highest positive percentage change to the lowest percentage (or greatest negative percentage) change, based on each companys Total Managed & Franchised Rooms calculated over the Performance Period, excluding brand and portfolio acquisitions.|
|Net Rooms Growth Peer Group Companies means, for the Performance Period, Accor S.A., InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Marriott International, Inc., and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Inc.|
|Total Managed and Franchised Rooms means the number of managed and franchised rooms disclosed in a companys publicly issued press release or report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or similar regulatory authority to report quarterly and/or annual results.|
|TSR Peer Group Companies means, for the Performance Period, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., Marriott International, Inc., InterContinental Hotels Group PLC, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc., and Park Hotels & Resorts Inc.|
|Performance Goals means (1) Relative Net Rooms Growth and (2) Relative TSR Rank.|
|Relative TSR Rank means the rank order of the TSR Peer Group Companies and the Company from the highest TSR to the lowest TSR, based on each companys TSR over the Performance Period.|
|TSR means, with respect to any company, the quotient obtained by dividing (i) such companys Final Stock Price, plus per share dividends over the Performance Period (assuming reinvestment in such companys common stock as of the applicable ex-dividend date), less the companys Initial Stock Price, divided by (ii) such companys Initial Stock Price.|
|Determination of Number of Earned Performance Share Units:||The number of PSUs earned, if any, for the Performance Period shall be determined as follows:|
Earned PSUs =
Relative Net Rooms Growth Payout Percentage
|The Relative Net Rooms Growth Payout Percentage means the Companys Relative Net Rooms Growth Rank compared to the Net Rooms Growth Peer Group Companies, as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion:|
Relative Net Rooms Growth Rank
|The Relative TSR Modifier means the Companys Relative TSR Rank compared to the Peer Group Companies, as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion:|
Relative TSR Rank
Relative TSR Modifier
Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything herein to the contrary, if, during the Performance Period, any Net Rooms Growth Peer Group Company or TSR Peer Group Company undergoes a material change in capitalization or a corporate transaction, or ceases to be publicly traded on an established securities market, as determined by the Committee, then the Committee shall be authorized to make such adjustments to the Net Rooms Growth Peer Group Companies and/or TSR Peer Group Companies and/or the Relative Net Rooms Growth Payout Percentage and/or Relative TSR Modifier as the Committee deems, in its sole discretion, to be appropriate.
|The Committee shall determine the number (if any) of PSUs that has been earned hereunder following the end of the Performance Period (such date of determination, the Determination Date). Subject to Participants continuous Service through the last day of the Performance Period (except as otherwise|
|provided herein), as of the Determination Date, Participant shall earn a number of PSUs based on the Committees determination of performance with respect to the Performance Goals. In no event shall Participant earn a number of PSUs in excess of the Maximum Number of PSUs indicated above. All PSUs that are not earned as of the Determination Date shall be forfeited.|
|Adjustments: In addition, without limiting the foregoing, the Committee shall have the sole authority and discretion to adjust the achievement of the Performance Goals (including any individual component of the Performance Goals) by the Company to reflect any items that it deems appropriate, including (but not limited to), items relating to any unusual or nonrecurring events or changes in applicable laws, accounting principles or business conditions.|
Payment of PSUs:
|Except as otherwise provided upon a Change in Control or the Participants death or Disability and set forth below, each PSU that is earned in accordance with the foregoing shall be settled by delivery of one share of Common Stock delivered to the Participant within thirty (30) days following the Determination Date (and in no event later than March 15, 2024) (the Payment Date), subject to tax withholding, as provided below.|
|Subject to the exceptions below, PSUs will only be eligible to vest and become earned and payable if the Participant remains in continuous Service with the Company from the Grant Date through the last day of the Performance Period. Service for purposes of this Award shall mean employment as an Employee, or service to the Company as a Director or Consultant. Except as provided below, all unearned PSUs will be forfeited and cancelled for no consideration upon the Participants Termination of Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, PSUs will not be forfeited or cancelled in the following circumstances:|
In the event of the Participants death or Disability (as defined below) prior to the end of the Performance Period, the date of the most recent fiscal quarter end prior to the Participants death or Disability shall be the last day of the Performance Period, and the Participant shall be eligible to earn PSUs on a pro rata basis in an amount equal to the number of PSUs that would have been earned hereunder determined as of immediately prior to the Participants death or Disability based on actual performance of the Company against the Performance Goals through the most recent fiscal quarter end (using the most recent reporting of Total Managed and Franchised Rooms for each of the Net Rooms Growth Peer Group Companies), as determined and as may be adjusted by the Committee, multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of full months elapsed in the Performance Period through the Participants death or Disability and the denominator of which is 36; provided, that if such death or Disability occurs within the first calendar year of the Performance Period, the number of earned PSUs shall be determined without regard to the Relative TSR Modifier. Any earned PSUs (and the Dividend Equivalents thereon) shall be settled within thirty (30) days following such death or Disability (which shall be deemed to be the Payment Date). For this purpose Disability shall mean either (i) the Participant is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months,
(ii) the Participant is, by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, receiving income replacement benefits for a period of not less than three months under the Companys long-term disability plan, or (iii) the Participant is determined to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration.
Notwithstanding the Amended and Restated Retirement Policy Regarding Equity Vesting adopted by Hyatt Hotels Corporation (the Retirement Policy), in the event of Participants Retirement (as defined in the Retirement Policy) prior to the end of the Performance Period, the Participant shall be eligible to earn PSUs on a pro rata basis in an amount equal to the number PSUs that would have been earned as of the Determination Date based on actual performance, multiplied by a fraction the numerator of which is the number of full months elapsed in the Performance Period through the Participants date of Retirement and the denominator of which is 36. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Participant gives one year notice prior to such Retirement, the Participant shall be eligible to earn the full amount of PSUs that would have been earned as of the Determination Date based on actual performance (without proration). As described below, PSUs are subject to cancellation and forfeiture for no consideration in the event the Participant engages in certain detrimental conduct (as defined below).
|Change in Control:||In the event of a Change in Control during the Performance Period, subject to Participants continuous Service through the date of such Change in Control (or earlier termination due to Retirement), the date of the most recent fiscal quarter end shall be the last day of the Performance Period, and the number of PSUs earned hereunder will be determined as of immediately prior to the Change in Control based on actual performance of the Company against the Performance Goals through the most recent fiscal quarter end (using the most recent reporting of Total Managed and Franchised Rooms for each of the Net Rooms Growth Peer Group Companies), as determined and certified by the Committee; provided, that if such Change in Control occurs within the first calendar year of the Performance Period, the number of earned PSUs shall be determined without regard to the Relative TSR Modifier. Settlement of PSUs will be accomplished through the issuance of shares of Common Stock or cash, as the Committee may determine, and any earned PSUs (and the Dividend Equivalents thereon) shall be settled upon or within fifteen (15) days after the Change in Control (which shall be deemed to be the Payment Date). Any PSUs not earned upon a Change in Control shall be forfeited and cancelled for no consideration upon such Change in Control.|
|Rights of Ownership||The Participant shall not have any rights or privileges of a stockholder with respect to the PSUs subject to this Award or any shares of Common Stock underlying this Award unless and until shares of Common Stock are delivered in respect hereof.|
|Dividend Equivalent Rights:||Each PSU granted hereunder is hereby granted in tandem with a corresponding Dividend Equivalent right that shall, while it remains outstanding, and to the extent that dividends are paid on Common Stock and subject to the terms set forth below, entitle the Participant to a cash payment in the amount of any such dividend(s) paid by the Company in respect of a share of Common Stock. The Dividend Equivalent right shall remain outstanding from the Grant Date through the earlier to occur of (a) the termination or forfeiture for any reason of the PSU to which such Dividend Equivalent right corresponds, or (b) the delivery to the Participant of the share of Common Stock (or other payment) in respect of the PSU to which such Dividend Equivalent right corresponds (in any case, the PSU Termination Date). Each Dividend Equivalent right will entitle the Participant to a cash payment in the amount of any dividend(s) paid by the Company in respect of a share of Common Stock to the extent that such dividend(s) are declared and have ex dividend date(s), in each case, that occur on or after the applicable Grant Date and on or prior to the applicable PSU Termination Date, payable upon the Payment Date in respect of the PSU to which such Dividend Equivalent right corresponds; provided, that with respect to any dividends meeting such criteria that are paid after the PSU Termination Date, the applicable Dividend Equivalent payment will be made if and when the Company pays the underlying dividend or, if later, on the Payment Date (but in no event later than March 15th of the year following the year in which the applicable ex dividend date occurs). For the avoidance of doubt, (i) if a PSU is not ultimately earned hereunder, no Dividend Equivalent payments shall be made with respect to such unearned PSU, and (ii) in no event shall a Dividend Equivalent payment be made that would result in the Participant receiving both the Dividend Equivalent payment (in respect of a dividend) and the actual dividend with respect to the same PSU and corresponding share of Common Stock. Dividend Equivalent rights and any amounts that may become distributable in respect thereof shall be treated separately from the PSUs and the rights arising in connection therewith for purposes of the designation of time and form of payments required by Section 409A of the Code (together with any Department of Treasury regulations and other interpretive guidance issued thereunder, Section 409A).|
|Tax Withholding:|| |
Unless paid in cash by the Participant at the time of settlement, the Company will deduct or withhold from shares issuable upon settlement of the PSU a number of shares of Common Stock having a Share Value equal to the amount sufficient to satisfy the statutory federal, state, foreign and local taxes and any employment, disability, social welfare or other legally required withholdings (subject to any applicable limitation(s) in the Plan). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, if the tax obligation arises during period in which the Participant is prohibited from trading under any policy of the Company or by reason of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, then the tax withholding obligation shall automatically be satisfied by the Company withholding shares of Common Stock.
The Participant is encouraged to consult with a tax advisor regarding the tax consequences of participation in the Plan and acceptance of this Award.
|Transferability of PSUs:||PSUs may not be sold, transferred, pledged, assigned, or otherwise alienated or hypothecated; provided that in the event of the Participants death, shares deliverable or amounts payable with respect to the PSUs shall be delivered or paid, as applicable, to the Participants designated beneficiary. The Committee will advise Participants with respect to the procedures for naming and changing designated beneficiaries.|
|No Impact on Other Rights:||Participation in the Plan is voluntary. The value of the PSUs is an extraordinary item of compensation outside the scope of Participants normal employment and compensation rights, if any. As such, the PSUs are not part of normal or expected compensation for purposes of calculating any severance, resignation, redundancy, end of service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, pensions or retirement benefits or similar payments unless specifically and otherwise provided in the plans or agreements governing such compensation. The Plan is discretionary in nature and may be amended, cancelled, or terminated by the Company, in its sole discretion, at any time. The grant of PSUs under the Plan is a one-time benefit and does not create any contractual or other right to receive any other grant of PSUs or other awards under the Plan in the future. Future grants, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Company, including, but not limited to, the timing of the grant, the form of award, number of shares of Common Stock subject to an award, vesting, and exercise provisions, as relevant.|
|Restrictive Covenants:||As a condition of this Award, to the extent Participant has not done so already, Participant agrees to execute and deliver the (i) Non-Competition Agreement, the (ii) Non-Solicitation & Non-Disparagement Agreement (iii) Confidentiality Agreement, and (iv) Invention Assignment Agreement in form and substance acceptable to the Company, and Participant agrees to be bound by the terms of those agreements.|
|Effect of Detrimental Conduct:|| |
In the event the Participant engages in detrimental conduct (as defined below), the Participant shall forfeit all unvested PSUs (and all shares of Common Stock underlying such PSUs) and all such awards shall be null and void as of the date such detrimental conduct first occurs and the Participant shall not receive any consideration therefor.
Definition of Detrimental Conduct. The Participant will be deemed to have engaged in detrimental conduct if in the reasonable, good faith determination of the Committee, the Participant has engaged in conduct constituting (1) a felony; (2) gross negligence or willful misconduct in the performance of Participants duties and responsibilities to the Company; (3) willful violation of a material Company policy, including, without limitation, any policy relating to confidentiality, honesty, integrity and/or workplace behavior, which violation has resulted or may reasonably be expected to result in harm to the Company, its stockholders, directors, officers, employees or customers; (4) improper internal or external disclosure or use of confidential information or material concerning the Company or any of its stockholders, directors, officers, or employees which use or disclosure has resulted or may reasonably be expected to result in harm to the Company; (5) publicly disparaging the Company or any of its stockholders, directors, officers or employees; and/or (6) willful violation of any material agreements with the Company entered into by the Participant in connection with or pursuant to the Plan.
Determination of Detrimental Conduct. Upon a reasonable, good faith determination by the Committee that detrimental conduct has occurred, the Committee shall give the Participant written notice, which shall specify the conduct and the date of the conduct. Any dispute concerning the matters set forth in the notice shall be decided under the procedures in the Plan.
This Award is intended to comply with Section 409A or an available exemption therefrom. However, notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan or this Award, if at any time the Committee determines that the PSUs and/or Dividend Equivalents (or any portion thereof) may not be compliant with or exempt from Section 409A, the Committee shall have the right in its sole discretion (without any obligation to do so or to indemnify or to be responsible for damages to the Participant or any other person for failure to do so) to adopt such amendments to the Plan or this Award, or adopt other policies and procedures (including amendments, policies and procedures with retroactive effect), or take any other actions, as the Committee determines are necessary or appropriate to provide for the PSUs and/or Dividend Equivalents to either be exempt from the application of Section 409A or comply with the requirements of Section 409A; provided, however, that nothing herein shall create any obligation on the part of the Company to adopt any such amendment or take any other action.
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, no payment hereunder shall be made to the Participant during the six (6)-month period following the Participants separation from service (within the meaning of Section 409A) to the extent that the Company determines that paying such amounts at the time set forth herein would be a prohibited distribution under
|Section 409A(a)(2)(B)(i). If the payment of any such amounts is delayed as a result of the previous sentence, then within thirty (30) days following the end of such six (6)-month period (or, if earlier, the Participants death), the Company shall pay the Participant the cumulative amounts that would have otherwise been payable to the Participant during such period, without interest. For the avoidance of doubt, to the extent that any PSUs are nonqualified deferred compensation within the meaning of Section 409A, the settlement of PSUs hereunder upon a Change in Control shall only occur to the extent that such Change in Control is also a change in the ownership or effective control of a corporation, or a change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets of a corporation within the meaning of Section 409A(a)(2)(A)(v).|
PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE PERFORMANCE SHARE UNITS AWARDED PURSUANT TO THIS AGREEMENT MAY BE EARNED ONLY BY CONTINUING EMPLOYMENT AT THE WILL OF THE COMPANY (NOT THROUGH THE ACT OF BEING HIRED OR BEING GRANTED THIS AWARD) AND BY ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PERFORMANCE GOALS (AS DETERMINED AND CERTIFIED BY THE COMMITTEE) AND BY COMPLIANCE WITH PARTICIPANTS VARIOUS OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. PARTICIPANT FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT, NOR IN THE PLAN SHALL CONFER UPON PARTICIPANT ANY RIGHT WITH RESPECT TO CONTINUATION OF EMPLOYMENT BY THE COMPANY, NOR SHALL IT INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH PARTICIPANTS RIGHT OR THE COMPANYS RIGHT TO TERMINATE PARTICIPANTS EMPLOYMENT AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON OR NO REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE, AND WITH OR WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE EXCEPT AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW.