(a) Future Adjustments. In the event of any merger, acquisition, disposition or other corporate event affecting the Company prior to the Vesting Date, the Committee may make such adjustments to the Total Number of Shares subject to this Award Agreement pursuant to Section 12.2 of the Plan.
(b) No Guaranty of Future Awards. This Award Agreement in no way guarantees you the right to or expectation that you may receive similar awards with respect to any other period which the Committee may, in its discretion, establish and as to which the Committee may elect to grant Awards under the Plan.
(c) No Rights as Shareholder. You will not be considered a shareholder of the Company with respect to the Shares covered by this Award Agreement unless and until such underlying Shares are issued to you in settlement of your RSUs.
(d) No Rights to Continued Service. This Award Agreement will not be deemed to create a contract or other promise of continued service as a director or otherwise with the Company and will not in any way prohibit or restrict the ability of the Company to terminate your service at any time for any reason, with or without cause, at will with or without notice.
(e) Compliance with Section 409A of the Code. This Award Agreement and your RSUs are intended to constitute and result in a “short-term deferral” that is exempt from the definition of a “nonqualified deferred compensation plan” under Section 409A of the Code.
(f) Plan. All terms and conditions of the Plan are incorporated herein by reference and constitute an integral part hereof. In the event of any conflict between the provisions of this Award Agreement and the Plan, the provisions of the Plan, including without limitation Sections 4.2, 13.5, 13.6 and 13.15 of the Plan, will govern and be controlling.
(g)Transfers. Neither the RSUs nor the right to receive Shares hereunder may be assigned, alienated, pledged, attached, sold or otherwise transferred or encumbered by you. Any attempt to assign, alienate, pledge, attach, sell or otherwise transfer or encumber the RSUs or the rights relating thereto will be wholly ineffective. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of your death, Shares deliverable with respect to the vested RSUs will be delivered to your designated beneficiary under the Plan (or if none, to your estate).
(h)Securities Law Restrictions. The issuance of Shares hereunder is conditioned upon compliance by the Company and you with all applicable requirements of federal and state securities laws and with all applicable requirements of any stock exchange on which the Company's Shares may be listed. No Shares will be issued or transferred unless and until any then applicable requirements of state and federal laws and regulatory agencies have been fully complied with to the satisfaction of the Company and its counsel. In addition, the Company may require that prior to the issuance of Shares hereunder you enter into a written agreement to comply with any restrictions on subsequent disposition that the Company deems necessary or advisable under any applicable federal and state securities laws. The Shares issued hereunder may be legended to reflect such restrictions.
(i)Governing Law. This Award Agreement will be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Utah without regard to conflict of law principles.
(j)Effect on Other Benefits. Participation in the Plan is voluntary. The value of the RSUs is an extraordinary item of compensation outside the scope of your normal service and compensation rights, if any. As such, the RSUs are not part of normal or expected compensation for purposes of calculating any severance, bonuses, awards, or retirement benefits or similar payments unless specifically and otherwise provided in the plans or agreements governing such compensation.
(k) Entire Agreement. This Award Agreement supersedes in its entirety all prior undertakings and agreements of the Company and you, whether oral or written, with respect to the RSUs granted hereunder.