The following provisions will apply in the event a Change in Control (as defined in the Plan) occurs while this option is outstanding and you are still performing service as an employee, director, consultant or advisor of Incyte (or any parent or subsidiary). For purposes of these provisions, Incyte or any parent or subsidiary for which you are performing services is referred to as the “Employer.”
If this Agreement is not assumed or replaced with a new comparable award (with the determination of comparability to be made by the Committee), then there would be full accelerated vesting of this option upon the Change in Control.
If this Agreement is assumed or replaced with a new comparable award, then this option (or such comparable award) would vest in full if within one year following the Change in Control your service for the Employer is terminated without Cause or is Constructively Terminated.
For purposes of this Agreement, “Cause” shall mean
(i) in the case where there is no employment agreement, consulting agreement, change in control agreement or similar agreement or plan in effect between Incyte and you on the date specified in the grant notice (or where there is such an agreement or plan but it does not define “cause” (or words of like import)): (A) your continued failure to perform your duties with the Employer (other than any such failure resulting from incapacity due to physical or mental illness or total and permanent disability, which incapacity has been recognized as such by the Committee or its designee); (B) engagement in illegal conduct, gross misconduct or dishonesty that is injurious to the Employer or its affiliates; (C) unauthorized disclosure or misuse of any of the Employer’s secret, confidential or proprietary information, knowledge or data relating to the Employer or its affiliates; or (D) violation of any of the employee policies or procedures of the Employer; or
(ii) in the case where there is an employment agreement, consulting agreement, change in control agreement or similar agreement or plan in effect between Incyte and you on the date specified in the grant notice that defines “cause” (or words of like import), as defined under such agreement or plan.
For purposes of this Agreement, “Constructive Termination” shall mean