Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement between Odyssey Group International, Inc. and Christine Farrell dated January 1, 2021
ODYSSEY GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
This Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made and entered into between Odyssey Group International, Inc. (the “Company”) and Christine Farrell (“Grantee”), effective as of January 1, 2021 (the “Date of Grant”). This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions associated with the Company’s award to Grantee of Restricted Stock Units payable as described below in shares of Common Stock of the Company pursuant to the Company’s Stock Plan, as amended (the “Plan”) for the number of Units set forth below (collectively, the “Award”). Capitalized terms used herein which are not explicitly defined herein will have the meaning and definition ascribed to them under the Plan.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and Grantee’s continued provision of valuable services as a Director of the Company, it is agreed by and between the parties as follows:
1. Grant of Units. Effective as of the Date of Grant, the Company grants the Grantee one million (1,0000,000 ) Restricted Stock Units (the “Units”). The Units are subject to the vesting, payment, and other provisions of this Agreement and the Plan. Each Unit is subject to settlement into one (1) share of Common Stock of the Company (a “Share”) that will be delivered to the Grantee when and if such Unit becomes vested subject to the terms of this Agreement. The Company will account for the Units in a bookkeeping account on the Grantee’s behalf until they become deliverable or are forfeited.
2. Vesting; Forfeiture. The Units will vest equally over thirty-six (36) months from the Grant Date. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent not previously forfeited, vesting of the Units will be accelerated such that the Units will vest in full immediately upon the closing of a Corporate Transaction, provided that Grantee provides Continuous Service to the Company through the date such Corporate Transaction is closed. All Units that are not vested upon the termination of Grantee’s Continuous Service will be immediately forfeited.
3. Delayed Delivery of Shares to Settle Vested Units. Units vested as provided in Section 2 will be settled by delivering to Grantee a number of Shares equal to the number of vested Units on the Payment Date (as hereafter defined). As soon as practicable after the Payment Date, the Company will, at its election, either: (a) issue a certificate representing the Shares deliverable pursuant to this Agreement; or (b) not issue any certificate representing the Shares deliverable pursuant to this Agreement and instead document the Grantee’s interest in the Shares by registering such Shares with the Company’s transfer agent (or another custodian selected by the Company) in bookentry form in the Grantee’s name. For purposes of this Agreement, the “Payment Date” will be the earlier of (x) the date on which the Grantee’s Continuous Service ends, or (y) the closing of a Corporate Transaction, in each case subject to the provisions of Section 10 of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the above, the Company may settle Units upon the closing of a Corporate Transaction by delivering other consideration to the Grantee, including but not limited to shares of the capital stock of the acquirer or surviving entity of such Corporate Transaction (or such entity’s affiliates), such consideration having a fair market value equal in the aggregate to the value of the Shares for which the Unit is being settled. In any case, the Company may provide a reasonable delay in the issuance or delivery of the Shares to address tax withholding and other administrative matters.
4. Capitalization Changes. The number of Units convertible to Shares subject to this Award may be adjusted from time to time by the Administrator to account for changes in capitalization of the Plan.
5. Rights as a Stockholder. The Units represent a right to payment from the Company if the conditions of the Agreement are met and do not give the Grantee ownership of any Common Stock prior to delivery as provided in Section 3. Grantee shall not have any rights and/or privileges of a stockholder of the Company with respect to the Units prior to such delivery. If Grantee becomes vested in Units as provided in Section 2, any Shares to which Grantee becomes entitled shall be delivered to Grantee as provided in Section 3, and Grantee shall have full ownership of the Shares upon such delivery.
6. Non-Transferability of the Award. The Units and the right to payment under this Agreement are not transferable, may not be sold, exchanged, transferred, pledged, hypothecated, encumbered or otherwise disposed of except as provided in the Plan. Any purported transfer of the Units or the right to payment under this Agreement is null and void and will not be given effect.
7. Award Not A Service Contract. Neither the Award nor this Agreement is an employment or service contract, and nothing this Agreement confers or will be construed as conferring upon the Grantee any right to continue in the employment or service of the Company, or as interfering with or restricting in any way the right of either party to terminate such employment or service at any time.
8. Tax Consequences. Grantee acknowledges that he/she understands the federal, state, and local tax consequences of the Award and the issuance, vesting, forfeiture, and delivery provisions hereof relating to the Units. Grantee will rely solely on the advice of his/her own tax advisors and not on any statements or representations of the Company or any of its agents. Grantee understands that Grantee (and not the Company) shall be responsible for his/her own tax liability that may arise as a result of the Award or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. The Company has no duty or obligation to minimize the tax consequences associated with this Award to the Grantee and will not be liable to the Grantee for any adverse tax consequences arising in connection with this Award.
9. Withholding Obligations. Grantee understands that, at the time that Grantee becomes vested and/or receives payment for any Units (including through the delivery of Shares), the Company may be required to withhold federal, state and local income and employment taxes. At the time of vesting, or at or before the time Grantee receives a distribution of the Shares underlying the Units or other consideration, or at any time thereafter as requested by the Company, Grantee hereby authorizes the Company to satisfy any required withholding to satisfy federal, state, local, payroll, and foreign tax withholding obligations of the Company or any Affiliate that arise in connection with the Units (the “Withholding Taxes”). Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the Company may, in its sole discretion, satisfy all or any portion of the Withholding Taxes obligation relating to the Units by any of the following means or by a combination of such means: (a) withholding from any compensation otherwise payable to the Grantee by the Company; (b) causing the Grantee to tender a cash payment; or (c) withholding Shares from the Shares issued or otherwise issuable to Grantee in connection with the Units with a Fair Market Value (measured as of the date the Withholding Taxes are to be determined) equal to the amount of such Withholding Taxes; provided, however, that the number of such Shares so withheld shall not exceed the amount necessary to satisfy the Company’s required tax withholding obligations using the minimum statutory withholding rates for federal, state, local and foreign tax purposes, including payroll taxes, that are applicable to supplemental taxable income (or such lesser amount as may be necessary to avoid classification of the Units as a liability for financial accounting purposes). Grantee understands that all matters with respect to the total amount of taxes to be withheld in respect of such compensation income will be determined by the Administrator in its reasonable discretion. Grantee further understands that, although the Company may pay withheld amounts to the applicable taxing authorities, the Grantee is responsible for payment of all taxes due as a result of compensation arising under the Agreement.
10. Application of Section 409A of the Code.
(a) The parties intend that the delivery of Shares or other consideration in respect of the Units provided under this Agreement will be exempt from, or comply with, the provisions of Section 409A of the Code and the regulations and other guidance thereunder and any state law of similar effect (collectively, “Section 409A”), and this Agreement will be construed, to the greatest extent possible, in a manner that complies with Section 409A and is consistent with the requirements for avoiding taxes or penalties under Section 409A.
(b) The parties further intend that each installment of any payments provided for in this Agreement is a separate “payment” for purposes of Section 409A.
(c) To the extent any payment hereunder due upon the occurrence of a Corporate Transaction is deferred compensation that is subject to Section 409A, and is not otherwise exempt from complying with the provisions of Section 409A, then a Corporate Transaction shall only be deemed to occur if the Corporate Transaction also qualifies as a “change in control event” with respect to the Company within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-3(i)(5).
(d) To the extent any payment hereunder due upon the termination of the Grantee’s Continuous Service is deferred compensation that is subject to Section 409A, and is not otherwise exempt from complying with the provisions of Section 409A, then such payment will not be made unless and until Grantee has also incurred a “separation from service” (as such term is defined in Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(h)).
(e) To the extent that (i) one or more of the payments received or to be received by the Grantee pursuant to this Agreement would constitute deferred compensation subject to the requirements of Section 409A, and (ii) the Grantee is a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A, then solely to the extent necessary to avoid the imposition of any additional taxes or penalties under Section 409A, the commencement of any payments under this Agreement will be deferred until the date that is six months and one day following the Grantee’s termination of Continuous Service (or, if earlier, the date of death of the Grantee) and will instead be paid on the date that immediately follows the end of such period (or death) or as soon as administratively practicable within thirty (30) days thereafter.
(f) The Company makes no representations to Grantee regarding the compliance of this Agreement or the Units with Section 409A, and Grantee is solely responsible for the payment of any taxes or penalties arising under Section 409A(a)(1), or any state law of similar effect, with respect to the grant or vesting of the Units or the delivery of the Shares subject to this Award.
11. Notices. Any notice or request required or permitted hereunder shall be given in writing to each of the other parties hereto and shall be deemed effectively given on the earlier of (a) the date of personal delivery, or (b) three days after the date of deposit in the United States Mail by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, addressed in the case of the Company to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer at the Company’s primary business address and in the case of the Grantee to the most recent address shown in the Company’s records.
12. Incorporation of the Plan; Entire Agreement; Modification. The Award is subject to all the provisions of the Plan, the provisions of which are hereby made a part of this Agreement, and is further subject to all interpretations, amendments, rules and regulations which may from time to time be promulgated and adopted pursuant to the Plan. In the event of any conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and those of the Plan, the provisions of the Plan shall control. This Agreement (including the Plan) sets forth all of the promises, agreements, conditions and understandings between the parties hereto with respect to the Award, and there are no promises, agreements, conditions, understandings, warranties or representations, oral or written, express or implied, between them with respect to the Award other than as set forth therein or herein. This Agreement supersedes and replaces any and all prior agreements between the parties hereto with respect to Restricted Stock Units granted under this Award. Except as provided by the Plan, no modification, amendment or waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement will be effective unless approved in writing by both parties.
13. Choice of Law. The interpretation, performance and enforcement of this Agreement shall be governed by the law of the state of Delaware without regard to the conflicts of laws rules of any jurisdiction.
(a) The headings of the Sections in this Agreement are inserted for convenience only and shall not be deemed to constitute a part of this Agreement or to affect the meaning of this Agreement.
(b) If all or any part of this Agreement or the Plan is declared by any court or governmental authority to be unlawful or invalid, such unlawfulness or invalidity shall not invalidate any portion of this Agreement or the Plan not declared to be unlawful or invalid. Any Section of this Agreement (or part of such a Section) so declared to be unlawful or invalid shall, if possible, be construed in a manner which will give effect to the terms of such Section or part of a Section to the fullest extent possible while remaining lawful and valid.
(c) This Agreement will inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns. The rights and obligations of the Company under this Agreement shall be transferable by the Company to any one or more persons or entities, and all covenants and agreements hereunder shall inure to the benefit of, and be enforceable by, the Company’s successors and assigns.
(d) The waiver by either party of compliance with any provision of this Agreement by the other party will not operate or be construed as a waiver of any other provision of this Agreement, or of any subsequent breach by such party of a provision of this Agreement.
(e) Grantee agrees upon request to execute any further documents or instruments necessary or desirable in the sole determination of the Company to carry out the purposes or intent of the Award.
(f) Grantee acknowledges and agrees that he/she (i) has reviewed this Agreement and the Plan in their entirety; (ii) fully understands the provisions of each such document; and (iii) has had an opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing and accepting the Award. Grantee further acknowledges receipt or the right to receive a document providing the information required by Rule 428(b)(1) promulgated under the Securities Act.
(g) This Agreement shall be subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and to such approvals by any governmental agencies or national securities exchanges as may be required.
(h) All obligations of the Company under the Plan and this Agreement shall be binding on any successor to the Company, whether the existence of such successor is the result of a direct or indirect purchase, merger, consolidation, or otherwise, of all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company.
(i) This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which will be deemed an original but all of which together will constitute one and the same agreement. Facsimile or PDF reproductions of original signatures will be deemed binding for the purpose of the execution of this Agreement.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Agreement to be signed by its duly authorized officer, and Grantee has hereunto set his/her hand and seal.
|Odyssey Group International, Inc.|
|By: /s/ Joseph Michael Redmond|
|Name: Joseph Michael Redmond|
|Title: Chief Executive Officer|
|Address: 2372 Morse Ave|
|Irvine, CA 92614|
|By: /s/ Christine Farrell|
|Name: Christine Farrell|
|Address: 2372 Morse Ave|
|Irvine, CA 92614|