the guidance and regulations promulgated thereunder and successor provisions, guidance and regulations thereto (collectively, “Section 409A”) or an exemption therefrom; and (b) the short-term deferral exception of Section 457A of the Code and all applicable guidance issued with respect to Section 457A of the Code (collectively, “Section 457A”). This Award shall be construed and interpreted in a manner consistent with such intent. Nevertheless, to the extent that the Committee determines that the PSUs may not be exempt from Section 409A, then, if the Grantee is deemed to be a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A, as determined by the Committee, at a time when the Grantee becomes eligible for settlement of the PSUs upon his “separation from service” within the meaning of Section 409A, then to the extent necessary to prevent any accelerated or additional tax under Section 409A, such settlement will be delayed until the earlier of: (i) the date that is six months following the Grantee’s separation from service and (ii) the Grantee’s death. Notwithstanding the foregoing, NIL and its Affiliates make no representations that the PSUs provided under this Award are exempt from or compliant with Section 409A or Section 457A and in no event shall NIL or any Affiliates be liable for all or any portion of any taxes, penalties, interest or other expenses that may be incurred by the Grantee on account of non-compliance with Section 409A or Section 457A.
Section 10.Notices and Payments. Any notice to be given by the Grantee under this Award Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given only upon receipt by the Stock Plan Administrator of Nabors Corporate Services, Inc. at the offices of Nabors Corporate Services, Inc. in Houston, Texas, or at such address as may be communicated in writing to the Grantee from time to time. Any notice or communication by NIL or NII to the Grantee under this Award Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been given if sent to the Grantee’s e-mail address maintained by the Company or any of its subsidiaries, made through the employee portal maintained by the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or if mailed or delivered to the Grantee at the address listed in the records of NIL or at such address as specified in writing to NIL by the Grantee.
Section 11.Waiver. The waiver by NIL of any provision of this Award Agreement shall not operate as, or be construed to be, a waiver of the same or any other provision hereof at any subsequent time for any other purpose.
Section 12.Termination or Modification of Performance-Based Restricted Stock Unit Award. This Award shall be irrevocable except that NIL shall have the right to revoke this Award at any time prior to vesting if it is contrary to law or modify this Award to bring it into compliance with any valid and mandatory law or government regulation which may apply.
Section 13.Governing Law & Severability. Except as provided for below, the Plan and all rights and obligations thereunder shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Delaware. If any provision of this Award Agreement should be held invalid, the remainder of this Award Agreement shall be enforced to the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, it being the intent of the parties that invalid or unenforceable provisions are severable, but before such severance occurs, the parties request any court of competent jurisdiction to reform the offending provision to allow it to be enforced in a reasonable fashion.
Section 14.Entire Agreement. This Award Agreement, together with the Plan, contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter and supersedes any and