Form of Nabors Corporate Services, Inc. Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Agreement William Restrepo, pursuant to the Amended and Restated 2016 Stock Plan
PERFORMANCE-BASED RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
This Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award (this “Award”) is effective the ______ day of _____________, _____ (the “Date of Grant”) between Nabors Industries, Inc. (“NII”), acting on behalf of Nabors Industries Ltd. (“NIL” or the “Company”) and at the request of _____________, a subsidiary of NIL, and William Restrepo (the “Grantee”).
Under the Amended and Restated Nabors Industries Ltd. 2016 Stock Plan (the “Plan”), the Board of Directors (the “Board”) or the Compensation Committee of the Board (the “Committee”) has determined the form of this Award and selected the Grantee, an Eligible Recipient, to receive this Award and the Common Shares that are subject hereto. The applicable terms of the Plan are incorporated in this Award Agreement by reference. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Plan.
PERFORMANCE-BASED RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD
In accordance with the terms of the Plan, the Committee has made this Award and will grant to the Grantee performance-based Restricted Stock Units (“PSUs”) representing a future conditional right of the Grantee to receive common shares of NIL, par value $0.05 per share (“Common Shares”), upon the following terms and conditions:
|(a)||The Committee, in its sole discretion, has established, or within 90 days following the Date of Grant will establish, Performance Goals based on factors consistent with Section 3.1(e)(ii) of the Executive Employment Agreement by and between NIL, NII and the Grantee effective as of January 2, 2020, as amended from time to time (the “Employment Agreement”), which will be measured over a one-year performance period commencing on _____________ and ending on _____________ (such period, the “Performance Period”).|
|(b)||Up to 200% of the Target PSUs subject to this Award are eligible to become earned based upon achievement of the applicable Performance Goals. The Committee shall have sole discretion to determine the level of achievement of the applicable Performance Goals and the percentage of the Target PSUs subject to this Award that shall become earned based on such performance (the “Earned PSUs”). The Committee’s determinations pursuant to the exercise of discretion with respect to all matters described in this paragraph shall be final and binding on the Grantee.|
|The Committee shall make this determination within 60 days following the end of the Performance Period or as soon as administratively practicable thereafter (the “Performance Determination Date”).|
|(c)||If, on the Performance Determination Date or any other applicable date as set forth in this Section 3, the Committee determines that any of the PSUs subject to this Award shall not become Earned PSUs, then any such PSUs that did not become Earned PSUs (and all rights arising from such PSUs and from being a holder thereof) will terminate automatically without any further action by the Company and will be forfeited without further notice and at no cost to the Company.|
|(d)||One-third of the Earned PSUs shall become vested on each of the first three anniversaries of the Date of Grant if the Grantee remains continuously employed by NIL and/or NII from the Date of Grant through the applicable vesting date; provided that any Earned PSUs scheduled to vest prior to the Performance Determination Date shall instead vest upon the Performance Determination Date; provided further, that if the preceding calculation results in any fractional shares, such fractional shares shall be rounded down to the next whole number of shares, with the remainder of shares due to be paid in the third annual instalment.|
|(e)||In the event of a Change in Control of NIL (as defined in the Employment Agreement), notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Employment Agreement, all of the Earned PSUs subject to this Award that remain unvested shall become vested as of the date of such Change in Control if the Grantee remains continuously employed by NIL and/or NII from the Date of Grant through the date of such Change in Control; provided that, if such Change in Control of NIL occurs prior to the Performance Determination Date, the Earned PSUs shall be deemed to equal 100% of the Target PSUs.|
|(f)||In the event of the Grantee’s Termination due to the Grantee’s death or Disability (as defined in the Employment Agreement), all of the Earned PSUs subject to this Award that remain unvested shall become vested as of the date of such Termination; provided that, if the date of such Termination occurs prior to the conclusion of the Performance Period, then the Grantee shall forfeit all PSUs subject to this Award, and if the date of such Termination occurs after the conclusion of the Performance Period but prior to the Performance Determination Date, then the number of Earned PSUs shall be determined based on actual performance.|
|(g)||In the event of the Grantee’s Termination either due to the Grantee’s Constructive Termination Without Cause or by the Company Without Cause (each as defined in the Employment Agreement), all of the Earned PSUs subject to this Award that remain unvested shall become vested as of the date of such Termination; provided that, if the date of such Termination occurs prior to the conclusion of the Performance Period, then the Grantee shall forfeit all PSUs subject to this Award, and if the date of such Termination occurs after the conclusion of the Performance Period but prior to the Performance Determination Date, then the number of Earned PSUs shall be determined based on actual performance.|
|(h)||Anything herein notwithstanding, in the event of the Grantee’s Termination by the Company for Cause or by the written voluntary resignation of the Grantee (each as defined or contemplated, as applicable, in the Employment Agreement), the Grantee shall forfeit any PSUs subject to this Award that remain unvested as of the date of such Termination.|
|(a)||This Award made to the Grantee shall be for the benefit of the Grantee, his heirs, devisees, legatees or assigns at any time.|
|(b)||Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, this Award is subject to, and NII and the Grantee agree to be bound by, all the terms and conditions of the Plan, as it may be amended from time to time in accordance with its terms. Pursuant to the Plan, the Board or the Committee has the authority to interpret and construe the Plan and this Award Agreement, and is authorized to adopt rules and regulations for carrying out the Plan. Further, the parties reserve the right to clarify or amend the terms of this Award on mutually acceptable terms in any manner which would have been permitted under the Plan as of the Date of Grant. The Grantee acknowledges that the Grantee has been provided with a copy of the Plan, and a copy of the Plan in its present form is posted on the Company’s intranet site and is also available for inspection during business hours at NII’s principal office.|
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed this Award Agreement as of the day and year first written above.
NABORS INDUSTRIES, INC.