Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement

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EX-10.65 3 a1065formofrestricteds.htm EXHIBIT 10.65 Exhibit



Date of Award:        _______________________

Number of RSUs Granted:    _______________________ (the “Award”)

THIS AWARD AGREEMENT dated _____________ is made by and between Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., a Delaware corporation (hereinafter called the “Company”), and _______________ (hereinafter called “Awardee”).
A.    The Company’s stockholders and Board of Directors of the Company (“Board”) has adopted the Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. 2015 Equity Incentive Plan (“Plan”) pursuant to which restricted stock units may be granted to employees of the Company; and
B.    The Company desires to grant restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) to Awardee under the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth;
In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
1.    Award Subject to Plan. This Award is made under and is expressly subject to all the terms and provisions of the Plan, and which terms are incorporated herein by reference. Awardee agrees to be bound by all the terms and provisions of the Plan. Terms not defined herein shall have the meaning ascribed thereto in the Plan.
2.    Grant of Award. Pursuant to the action of the undersigned officer as authorized by the Board, which action was taken on the date set forth above as Date of Award, the Company awards to Awardee the number of Restricted Stock Units identified above. Subject to the other terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, settlement of each RSU as provided in Section 4 entitles Awardee to the issuance of one share of Common Stock, or, if permitted under the Plan and where the Board elects to settle an RSU for cash, a cash payment equal to the fair market value of the share underlying the RSU that the Board elects to settle for cash.
3.    Restrictions. Except as may be permitted under the Plan or by the Board, the RSUs are not transferable by sale, assignment, disposition, gift, exchange, pledge, hypothecation, or otherwise. Any attempted disposition of the RSUs, or the levy of any execution, attachment or similar process upon the RSUs prior to settlement, shall be null and void and without effect. Holding RSUs does not give Awardee the rights of a shareholder (including without limitation the right to vote or receive dividends or other distributions) with respect to shares of Common Stock underlying the RSUs that the Company may issue under the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
4.    Settlement, Forfeiture and Share Issuance.

(a)Settlement Dates. The RSUs awarded hereunder shall settle according to the following schedule, with the percentages below being applied to the Award by rounding down to the nearest whole share:
Anniversary of Date of Award        Percentage Settled
First Anniversary         33 1/3%
Second Anniversary         33 1/3%
Third Anniversary         33 1/3%

(b)    Form of Settlement.    To the extent permissible under the Plan, the Committee, in its sole discretion, may elect to settle an RSU by issuing shares of Common Stock or by making a cash payment to Awardee in an amount equal to the then fair market value of the share of Common Stock underlying the RSU being settled, less any amounts necessary to satisfy the Company's tax withholding obligations.

(c)     Forfeiture. Subject to the other provisions of this Section 4, all remaining non-settled RSUs shall be forfeited if Awardee ceases to be an employee of the Company prior to any of the Settlement Dates. Upon any such forfeiture, under no circumstances will the Company be obligated to make any payment to Awardee, and no shares of Common Stock shall be issued, as a result of such forfeited RSUs.

(d)    Share Issuance; Company Stock Ownership Guidelines.
(i)    Except as otherwise provided herein, upon the settlement of a specific number of RSUs for shares of Common Stock as provided in this Section, the Company shall issue a corresponding number of shares of Common Stock to Awardee on the Settlement Date provided that tax withholding obligations have been satisfied as provided in Section 5. The Company’s transfer agent may issue shares of Common Stock in certificated or book entry form as determined by the Company’s Corporate Secretary. Upon issuance of the Shares, Awardee shall have all rights of a shareholder with respect thereto including the right to vote and receive all dividends or other distributions made or paid with respect to the shares of Common Stock.
(ii)    Any Shares acquired by Awardee on the Settlement Date pursuant to this Award may be subject to any Company stock ownership guidelines or stock ownership policy as determined appropriate by the Committee and communicated to Awardee. Awardee agrees that Awardee will comply with and adhere to such stock ownership guidelines or stock ownership policy.
5.    Tax Withholding. Awardee understands and agrees that, at the time any tax withholding obligation arises in connection with the issuance of a share of Common Stock or, if permitted under the Plan, a cash payment, the Company may withhold, in shares of Common Stock if a valid election applies under this Section 5 or in cash from amounts the Company owes or will owe Awardee, any applicable minimum withholding, payroll and other required tax amounts due upon the issuance of shares of Common Stock or cash payment. Tax withholding may be made by any means permitted under the Plan, as approved by the Committee, and as permitted under the law. The valuation of the RSUs, and any shares of Common Stock that the Company may issue attributable to RSUs, for tax and other purposes shall be determined in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. In the absence of the satisfaction of tax obligations, the Company may refuse to issue shares of Common Stock or make any other payment hereunder.
6.    Dividends and Voting. Prior to an RSU settlement date, Awardee shall have no right to receive any dividends or dividend equivalent payments with respect to the RSUs. Awardee will have no voting rights with respect to any of the RSUs or the shares of Common Stock underlying the RSUs.
7.    Administration. This Award has been made pursuant to a determination made by the Board, or a committee authorized by the Board, subject to the express terms of this Agreement, and the Board or such committee shall have plenary authority to interpret any provision of this Agreement and to make any determinations necessary or advisable for the administration of this Agreement and may waive or amend any provisions hereof in any manner not adversely affecting the rights granted to Awardee by the express terms hereof.
8.    No Right to Continued Service. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to create any limitation or restriction on such rights as the Company otherwise would have to terminate the employment of the Awardee.
9.    Amendment; Entire Agreement and Binding Effect. This Agreement may be amended only by a writing executed by the parties hereto which specifically states that it is amending this Agreement. This Agreement and the Plan constitute the entire contract between the parties hereto with regard to the subject matter hereof. They supersede any other agreements, representations or understandings (whether oral or written and whether express or implied) that relate to the subject matter hereof. Except as expressly stated herein to the contrary, this Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the respective heirs, legal representatives, successors and assigns of the parties hereto.
10.     Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, excluding any conflicts or choice of law rule or principle that might otherwise refer construction or interpretation of the Agreement to the substantive law of another jurisdiction. Awardee is deemed to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts of Missouri to resolve any and all issues that may arise out of or relate to this agreement.
The Company has caused this Agreement to be executed on its behalf, and Awardee has signed this Agreement to evidence Awardee’s acceptance of the terms hereof, all as of the date first above written.


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