PASSUR AEROSPACE, INC. 2009 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN (As Amended) INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT FOR [insert name of optionee here] Agreement
PASSUR AEROSPACE, INC.
2009 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN (As Amended)
INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
[ insert name of optionee here ]
1.Grant of Option. PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (the “Company”) hereby grants, as of [ ] (“Date of Grant”), to [ ] (the “Optionee”) an option (the “Option”) to purchase up to [ ] shares of the Company’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share (the “Shares”), at an exercise price per share equal to $[must be 100% of FMV as of Date of Grant, or 110% of FMV in the case of a 10% owner] (the “Exercise Price”). The Option shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. The Option is being granted pursuant to the Company’s 2009 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”), which is incorporated herein for all purposes. The Option is an Incentive Stock Option, and not a Non-Qualified Stock Option. The Optionee hereby acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Plan and agrees to be bound by all of the terms and conditions hereof and thereof and all applicable laws and regulations.
2.Definitions. Unless otherwise provided herein, terms used herein that are defined in the Plan and not defined herein shall have the meanings attributed thereto in the Plan.
3.Exercise Schedule. Except as otherwise provided in Sections 6 of this Agreement, or in the Plan, the Option is exercisable in installments as provided below, which shall be cumulative. To the extent that the Option has become exercisable with respect to a percentage of Shares as provided below, the Option may thereafter be exercised by the Optionee, in whole or in part, at any time or from time to time prior to the expiration of the Option as provided herein. The following table indicates each date (the “Vesting Date”) upon which the Optionee shall be entitled to exercise the Option with respect to the percentage of Shares granted as indicated beside the date, provided that the Continuous Service (as defined below) of the Optionee continues through and on the applicable Vesting Date:
Percentage of Shares
Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, there shall be no proportionate or partial vesting in the periods prior to each Vesting Date, and all vesting shall occur only on the appropriate Vesting Date. Upon the termination of the Optionee’s Continuous Service, any unvested portion of the Option shall terminate and be null and void. For purposes of this Agreement, “Continuous Service” means the uninterrupted provision of services to the Company or any Related Company in any capacity of employee, director, consultant or other service provider. Continuous Service shall not be considered to be interrupted in the case of (a) any approved leave of absence, (b) transfers among the Company, any Related Companies, or any successor entities, in any capacity of employee, director, consultant or other service provider, or (c) any change in status as long as the individual remains in the service of the Company or a Related Company in any capacity of employee, director, consultant or other service provider. An approved leave of absence shall include sick leave, military leave, or any other authorized personal leave.
4.Method of Exercise. The vested portion of this Option shall be exercisable in whole or in part in accordance with the exercise schedule set forth in Section 3 hereof by written notice which shall state the election to exercise the Option, the number of Shares in respect of which the Option is being exercised, and such other representations and agreements as to the holder’s investment intent with respect to such Shares as may be required by the Company pursuant to the provisions of the Plan. Such written notice shall be signed by the Optionee and shall be delivered in person or by certified mail to the Secretary of the Company. The written notice shall be accompanied by payment of the Exercise Price. This Option shall be deemed to be exercised after both (a) receipt by the Company of such written notice accompanied by the Exercise Price and (b) arrangements that are satisfactory to the Committee in its sole discretion have been made for Optionee’s payment to the Company of the amount, if any, that is necessary to be withheld in accordance with applicable Federal or state withholding requirements. No Shares shall be issued pursuant to the Option unless and until such issuance and such exercise shall comply with all relevant provisions of applicable law, including the requirements of any stock exchange upon which the Shares then may be traded.
5.Method of Payment. Payment of the Exercise Price shall be by any of the following, or a combination thereof, at the election of the Optionee: (a) cash; (b) check; (c) to the extent permitted by the Committee, with Shares owned by the Optionee, or the withholding of Shares that otherwise would be delivered to the Optionee as a result of the exercise of the Option; (d) pursuant to a “cashless exercise” procedure, by delivery of a properly executed exercise notice together with such other documentation, and subject to such guidelines, as the Committee shall require to effect an exercise of the Option and delivery to the Company by a licensed broker acceptable to the Company of proceeds from the sale of Shares sufficient to pay the Exercise Price and any applicable income or employment taxes; or (e) such other consideration or in such other manner as may be determined by the Committee in its absolute discretion.
6.Termination of Option.
(a)General. Any unexercised portion of the Option shall automatically and without notice terminate and become null and void at the time of the earliest to occur of the following:
(i)unless the Committee otherwise determines in writing in its sole discretion, ninety (90) days after the date on which the Optionee’s Continuous Service is terminated other than by reason of (A) by the Company or a Related Company for Cause, (B) a Disability of the Optionee as determined by a medical doctor satisfactory to the Committee, or (C) the death of the Optionee;
(ii)immediately upon the termination of the Optionee’s Continuous Service by the Company or a Related Company for Cause;
(iii)twelve months after the date on which the Optionee’s Continuous Service is terminated by reason of a Disability as determined by a medical doctor satisfactory to the Committee;
(iv)twelve months after the date of termination of the Optionee’s Continuous Service by reason of the death of the Optionee;
(v)the tenth anniversary of the date as of which the Option is granted; or
(vi)immediately in the event that the Optionee shall file any lawsuit or arbitration claim against the Company or any Subsidiary, or any of their respective officers, directors or shareholders.
(b)Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
(i)“Cause” shall have the equivalent meaning or the same meaning as “cause” or “for cause” set forth in any employment, consulting, or other agreement for the performance of services between the Optionee and the Company or a Related Company or, in the absence of any such agreement or any such definition in such agreement, such term shall mean (A) the failure by the Optionee to perform, in a reasonable manner, his or her duties as assigned by the Company or a Related Company, (B) any violation or breach by the Optionee of his or her employment, consulting or other similar agreement with the Company or a Related Company, if any, (C) any violation or breach by the Optionee of any non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure and/or other similar agreement with the Company or a Related Company, (D) any act by the Optionee of dishonesty or bad faith with respect to the Company or a Related Company, (E) use of alcohol, drugs or other similar substances in a manner that adversely affects the Optionee’s work performance, or (F) the commission by the Optionee of any act, misdemeanor, or crime reflecting unfavorably upon the Optionee or the Company or any Related Company. The good faith determination by the Committee of whether the Optionee’s Continuous Service was terminated by the Company for “Cause” shall be final and binding for all purposes hereunder.
(ii)“Disability” means a permanent and total disability (within the meaning of Section 22(e) of the Code), as determined by a medical doctor satisfactory to the Committee.
7.Transferability. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, the Option granted hereby is not transferable otherwise than by will or under the applicable laws of descent and distribution, and during the lifetime of the Optionee the Option shall be exercisable only by the Optionee, or the Optionee’s guardian or legal representative. In addition, the Option shall not be assigned, negotiated, pledged or hypothecated in any way (whether by operation of law or otherwise), and the Option shall not be subject to execution, attachment or similar process. Upon any attempt to transfer, assign, negotiate, pledge or hypothecate the Option, or in the event of any levy upon the Option by reason of any execution, attachment or similar process contrary to the provisions hereof, the Option shall immediately become null and void. The terms of this Option shall be binding upon the executors, administrators, heirs, successors and assigns of the Optionee.
8.No Rights of Stockholders. Neither the Optionee nor any personal representative (or beneficiary) shall be, or shall have any of the rights and privileges of, a stockholder of the Company with respect to any Shares purchasable or issuable upon the exercise of the Option, in whole or in part, prior to the date on which the Shares are issued.
9.No Right to Continued Employment. Neither the Option nor this Agreement shall confer upon the Optionee any right to continued employment or service with the Company.
10.Law Governing. This Agreement shall be governed in accordance with and governed by the internal laws of the State of New York.
11.Incentive Stock Option Treatment. The terms of this Option shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the intent of the Company and the Optionee that the Option qualify as an Incentive Stock Option under Section 422 of the Code. If any provision of the Plan or this Agreement shall be impermissible in order for the Option to qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, then the Option shall be construed and enforced as if such provision had never been included in the Plan or the Option. If and to the extent that the number of Options granted pursuant to this Agreement exceeds the limitations contained in Section 422 of the Code on the value of Shares with respect to which this Option may qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, this Option shall be a Non-Qualified Stock Option.
12.Interpretation / Provisions of Plan Control. This Agreement is subject to all the terms, conditions and provisions of the Plan, including, without limitation, the amendment provisions thereof, and to such rules, regulations and interpretations relating to the Plan adopted by the Committee as may be in effect from time to time. If and to the extent that this Agreement conflicts or is inconsistent with the terms, conditions and provisions of the Plan, the Plan shall control, and this Agreement shall be deemed to be modified accordingly. The Optionee accepts the Option subject to all of the terms and provisions of the Plan and this Agreement. The undersigned Optionee hereby accepts as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the Committee upon any questions arising under the Plan and this Agreement, unless shown to have been made in an arbitrary and capricious manner.
13.Notices. Any notice under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered personally or when deposited in the United States mail, registered, postage prepaid, and addressed, in the case of the Company, to the Company’s Secretary at One Landmark Square, 19th Floor, Stamford, CT 06901, or if the Company should move its principal office, to such principal office, and, in the case of the Optionee, to the Optionee’s last permanent address as shown on the Company’s records, subject to the right of either party to designate some other address at any time hereafter in a notice satisfying the requirements of this Section.
(a)It is intended that the Option awarded pursuant to this Agreement be exempt from Section 409A of the Code (“Section 409A”) and the Option does not include any feature for the deferral of compensation other than the deferral of recognition of income until the exercise of the Option. The provisions of this Agreement shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with this intention, and the provisions of this Agreement may not be amended, adjusted, assumed or substituted for, converted or otherwise modified without the Optionee’s prior written consent if and to the extent that such amendment, adjustment, assumption or substitution, conversion or modification would cause the award to violate the requirements of Section 409A. In the event that either the Company or the Optionee believes, at any time, that any benefit or right under this Agreement is subject to Section 409A, then the Committee may (acting alone and without any required consent of the Optionee) amend this Agreement in such manner as the Committee deems necessary or appropriate to be exempt from the requirements of Section 409A (including without limitation, amending the Agreement to increase the Exercise Price to such amount as may be required in order for the Option to be exempt from Section 409A).
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company does not make any representation to the Optionee that the Option awarded pursuant to this Agreement is exempt from, or satisfies, the requirements of Section 409A, and the Company shall have no liability or other obligation to indemnify or hold harmless the Optionee or any beneficiary for any tax, additional tax, interest or penalties that the Optionee or any beneficiary may incur in the event that any provision of this Agreement, or any amendment or modification thereof or any other action taken with respect thereto, is deemed to violate any of the requirements of Section 409A.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Agreement as of the [ ] day of [ ], [ ].
PASSUR Aerospace, Inc.
Executive VP Finance and Administration
The Optionee acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Plan and represents that he or she has reviewed the provisions of the Plan and this Agreement in their entirety, is familiar with and understands their terms and provisions, and hereby accepts this Option subject to all of the terms and provisions of the Plan and the Agreement. The Optionee further represents that he or she has had an opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing this Agreement.