Form of Electronic Stock Appreciation Right Award Agreement (2020) under the Penn National Gaming, Inc. 2018 Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended
EX-10.3(L) 8 pennex103l123119.htm EXHIBIT 10.3(L) Exhibit
PENN NATIONAL GAMING, INC.
STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHT AWARD AGREEMENT
Penn National Gaming, Inc. (the “Company”) has granted to you a Stock Appreciation Right (“SAR”) Award pursuant to the Penn National Gaming, Inc. 2018 Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan, as follows:
Date of Grant:
Total Covered Shares of Common Stock:
Vesting Dates and Number of SARs Vesting:
The Award may be subject to performance conditions as determined by the Compensation Committee or its delegee from time to time and as communicated to you.
This SAR Award is subject to the terms and conditions of the Penn National Gaming, Inc. 2018 Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended from time to time (the “Plan”), which is available upon request, and any rules and regulations established by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Committee”). Words used herein with initial capitalized letters that are not defined in this SAR Award are defined in the Plan.
The terms provided herein are applicable to this SAR Award. Different terms may apply to any prior or future awards under the Plan. To the extent that there is a conflict between the terms of this SAR Award and the Plan, the terms of the Plan shall govern.
ACCEPTANCE OF AWARD
This SAR Award constitutes an agreement between you and the Company. You have reviewed all of the provisions of the Plan, and this Award. By electronically accepting this Award according to the instructions provided by the Company’s designated broker, you agree that this electronic contract contains your electronic signature, which you have executed with the intent to sign this Award and that this Award is granted under and governed by the terms and conditions of the Plan, this SAR Award, and the applicable provisions (if any) contained in a written employment agreement between the Company or an Affiliate and you. You hereby agree to accept as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the Committee on questions relating to the Plan, this SAR Award, and, solely in so far as they relate to this Award, the applicable provisions (if any) contained in a written employment agreement between the Company or an Affiliate and you.
GRANT OF STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS
Effective as of the Date of Grant, the Company has granted and issued to you an Award of SARs. The number of SARs granted to you is equal to the number of shares of Common Stock subject to the SAR Award, and is identified above as the Covered Shares of Common Stock. Each vested SAR represents the right to receive a cash payment upon exercise equal to the amount by which the Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock on the date of exercise exceeds the Base Amount, as stated above, for the SAR. The value of a share of Common Stock on the grant date is the Base Amount; it does not change for the life of the SAR (except in certain limited circumstances determined in the Compensation Committee’s discretion, as described in the Plan). However, the market price of Common Stock changes and will ultimately determine the value, if any, you receive from your SARs.
The SARs shall vest on the dates and with respect to the number of shares of Common Stock set forth above, provided that you are employed by the Company or a Subsidiary or serving as a Director, as applicable, on the vesting date, except as otherwise provided in Section IV below. In addition, the forfeiture restrictions on this SAR Award shall lapse in their entirety as of the occurrence of any of the following events:
A.Your service as an Employee or Director of the Company or Subsidiary, as applicable, terminates because of your death or Disability; or
B.A Change of Control (as defined in the Plan) occurs.
There are no additional events or occurrences that shall lead to lapse of any forfeiture restrictions on this SAR Award.
If you cease to be an Employee or Director of the Company and all Subsidiaries, as the case may be, then your SARs that are exercisable as of the termination or cessation date shall be cancelled and forfeited according to the characterization of the termination or cessation, as follows:
A.As a result of your death or Disability, in which any unvested SARs shall thereupon become vested and exercisable, and all SARs shall remain exercisable until the Expiration Date;
B.As a result of your resignation (other than for Retirement), in which case the vested SARs shall be cancelled and forfeited at the end of the 30th day after the date of termination or cessation of service or, if earlier, the Expiration Date;
C.As a result of your Retirement, in which case the vested SARs shall be cancelled and forfeited at the end of the period which is three (3) years after such date or, if earlier, the Expiration Date;
D.As a result of termination for Cause by the Company, a Subsidiary, or the Board, in which case all of the SARs, whether or not then exercisable, shall be cancelled and forfeited as of such termination date; and
E.As a result of termination not for Cause by the Company, as Subsidiary, or the Board, in which case all of the vested SARs shall be cancelled and forfeited at the end of the period with is one (1) year after such termination or cessation date, or, if earlier, the Expiration Date.
Expect as set forth in this Section IV, all unvested SARs shall be cancelled and forfeited as of the termination of employment or cessation of service. You will receive no payment for any SARs that are cancelled and forfeited.
LEAVES OF ABSENCE
For purposes of this Award, your service as an Employee or Director, as applicable, does not terminate when you go on a leave of absence recognized under the Plan. Your service will terminate when the leave of absence ends, however, unless you immediately return to active service in the applicable capacity.
The SARs, or a portion thereof, shall be exercisable during the period beginning on the applicable vesting date and ending on the Expiration Date, subject to earlier termination in the event of a termination of your employment or service as a Director under certain circumstances, as provided in Section IV.
You may exercise your vested SARs by providing notice of exercise to the Company, in a form and manner acceptable to the Company.
NATURE OF SARS; SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS
You are not and do not have the rights of a shareholder of the Company with respect to any shares of Common Stock underlying this Award. SARs are used solely as a device to measure and determine the cash amount that will be paid to you upon exercise of the vested SARs. A SAR is the right, subject to certain conditions, to receive a cash payment equal to the appreciation, if any, in the value of a share of Company Common Stock between the date the SAR is granted and the date you exercise the SAR. This payment is not automatically made; you must exercise a vested SAR to receive it.
SARs are not treated as property or as a trust fund of any kind. Nothing in this Award Agreement, and no action taken pursuant to its provisions, will create or be construed to create a trust of any kind or a fiduciary relationship between you and the Company or any other person. All amounts attributable to SARs shall be and remain the sole property of the Company, and
your rights under this Award and the Plan are limited to the right to receive cash following the dates the SARs vest. You have no right to receive shares of Common Stock under this Award Agreement.
The SARs may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise disposed of or otherwise encumbered except in accordance with Section 12.8 of the Plan. Any attempt at such disposition shall be void.
Upon the issuance of any cash payment in accordance with the foregoing, the Company shall withhold all applicable tax-related items legally payable by you from such cash payment.
In the event of a stock split, a stock dividend or a similar change in the Common Stock, the number of Covered Shares for SARs that remain subject to forfeiture will be adjusted accordingly.
ELECTRONIC DELIVERY AND DISCLOSURE
The Company will deliver or disclose, as applicable, any documents related to this Award granted under the Plan, future awards that may be granted under the Plan, the prospectus related to the Plan, the Company’s annual reports or proxy statements by electronic means or to request your consent to participate in the Plan by electronic means. You hereby consent to receive such documents delivered electronically or to retrieve such documents furnished electronically, as applicable, and agree to participate in the Plan through any online or electronic system established and maintained by the Company or another third party designated by the Company.
NO RIGHT TO CONTINUED SERVICE
This SAR Award does not give you the right to continue in service with the Company or Subsidiary in any capacity. The Company or Subsidiary reserves the right to terminate your services at any time, with or without cause, subject to any employment agreement or other contract. In the event of a conflict between the terms of this SAR Award and an employment agreement, if any, the terms of the employment agreement control.
This Award Agreement will be interpreted and enforced under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without regard to its choice of law provisions.
CODE SECTION 409A COMPLIANCE
To the extent the Committee determines that the Award granted under this Agreement is subject to Section 409A of the Code and fails to comply with the requirements of such Section, the Committee reserves the right to amend, terminate or replace this Award in order to cause the Award to either not be subject to Section 409A of the Code or comply with the applicable provisions.
The text of the Plan is incorporated in this Award Agreement by reference.
This Award Agreement and the Plan govern the terms and conditions of this Award. Any prior agreements, commitments or negotiations concerning this Award are superseded. This Award Agreement may be amended in a way that is adverse to you or your beneficiaries only by another written agreement, signed by both parties, otherwise, the rights of the Board or Grantor as set forth in the Plan control as to any modification, alteration or amendment of this Award Agreement.
PENN NATIONAL GAMING, INC.