Form of Time Option Award Agreement under 2014 Equity Incentive Plan
PHD GROUP HOLDINGS LLC
2014 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
CLASS A UNIT OPTION AGREEMENT
This Option is granted by PHD Group Holdings LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (the Company), to [Name of Participant] (the Participant), pursuant to this Class A Unit option agreement (the Agreement) and the Companys 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the Plan). All capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning provided in the Plan.
Grant of Option. The Company hereby grants to the Participant, on [date] (the Date of Grant) an Option to purchase, in whole or in part, on the terms provided herein and in the Plan a total of Class A Units, subject to adjustment as set forth in the Plan. The exercise price of the Option shall be [$]1 per Class A Unit (the Option Price) which is not less than the Fair Market Value of the Class A Units as of the Date of Grant. The Option is granted pursuant to and is governed in all respects by the Plan.
Vesting; Termination of Employment.
Subject to the earlier termination or cancellation of the Option as set forth herein or in the Plan, the Option shall be eligible to vest and become exercisable with respect to twenty percent (20%) of the Class A Units subject to the Option on each of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth anniversaries of the Date of Grant, such that the Option shall be vested and exercisable with respect to 100% of the Class A Units subject to the Option on the fifth anniversary of the Date of Grant.
In the event of a Sale Transaction, the Units subject to the Option shall be deemed to be fully vested and exercisable with respect to 100% of the Class A Units subject to the Option.
The portion of the Option that has become vested and exercisable in accordance with the terms of this Section 2 is hereinafter referred to as the Vested Portion. The portion of the Option that is not a Vested Portion shall be referred to as the Unvested Portion.
If (i) the Participants Employment is terminated (A) for Cause, (B) due to the Participants resignation after an inquiry by the Board as to the existence of Cause has been initiated and the Board determines that Cause existed as of the date of such resignation, or (C) due to the Participants resignation at a time when Participant has committed acts or omissions that would constitute Cause, (ii) the Participants Employment is terminated due to the Participants resignation other than for Good Reason prior to the fifth anniversary of the Date of Grant, or (iii) the Participant violates any Restrictive Covenant, then both the Vested Portion and Unvested Portion shall be automatically terminated and cancelled effective on the earliest of the date the Participants Employment is terminated for Cause or due to the Participants resignation other than for Good Reason, or the date the act or omission constituting Cause or a violation of any Restrictive Covenant is determined to have occurred, as applicable, without payment of consideration therefor.
Will be FMV (initially $1 per Class A Unit).
Upon termination of the Participants Employment, the Unvested Portion of the Option shall automatically be cancelled without payment of consideration therefor, and the Vested Portion of the Option shall remain exercisable for the period set forth in Section 3(a) (other than as described in Section 2(d)). Upon termination of the Participants Employment, the Participant, by the Participants execution of this Agreement, shall be deemed to have (i) agreed that the Unvested Portion of the Option shall be forfeited as of the time of termination, and shall not vest during any severance period or common law reasonable notice of termination, regardless of the reason for termination including, without limitation, a termination of the Participants Employment without Cause, and (ii) irrevocably waived any and all rights to a claim for such Class A Units subject to the Option or other compensation in lieu of such Class A Units subject to the Option.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 7.9(c)(i) of the LLC Agreement, in the event that the Participant resigns without Good Reason on or after the fifth anniversary of the Date of Grant, the Repurchase Price (as defined in the LLC Agreement) shall be the Deemed Liquidation Value (as defined in the LLC Agreement) of the Participants Repurchase Securities (as defined in the LLC Agreement).
Exercise of Option.
Period of Exercise.
Subject to Sections 3(a)(ii) and (iii), the Participant may exercise all or any part of the Vested Portion at any time prior to the tenth (10th) anniversary of the Date of Grant.
In the case of termination of the Participants Employment due to the Participants death or Disability, subject to any provisions of the Plan and this Agreement to the contrary, the Participant (or the Participants heir or legatee, if applicable) may exercise all or any part of the Vested Portion at any time prior to the earliest to occur of (A) the tenth (10th) anniversary of the Date of Grant, and (B) the one hundred eightieth (180th) day following the date of Participants termination of Employment due to death or Disability, as applicable.
In the case of termination of the Participants Employment for any reason other than as described in Section 2(d), or due to the Participants death or Disability, subject to any provisions of the Plan and this Agreement to the contrary, the Participant may exercise all or any part of the Vested Portion of the Option at any time prior to the earlier to occur of (A) the tenth (10th) anniversary of the Date of Grant, and (B) the ninetieth (90th) day following the date of termination.
Method of Exercise.
Subject to Section 3(a), the Vested Portion of the Option may be exercised by delivering to the Company at its principal office a properly completed exercise notice in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A, which shall specify the number of Class A Units for which the Option is being exercised (the Purchased Class A
|Units). The exercise notice shall be accompanied by payment in full of the Option Price made by cash or check, at the election of the Participant, or by such other means as are permitted by the Administrator in its sole discretion. The Participant shall not have any rights to distributions or other rights of a unitholder with respect to Class A Units subject to the Option until the Participant has submitted to the Company a properly completed exercise notice and paid in full for such Class A Units, satisfied any applicable withholding requirements and, if applicable, satisfied any other conditions imposed by the Administrator or pursuant to the Plan or this Agreement or the LLC Agreement.|
Upon the Administrators determination that the Option has been validly exercised as to any of the Purchased Class A Units, that the Participant has paid in full for such Purchased Class A Units as provided for in Section 3(b)(i) hereof, and that the Participant has satisfied any applicable withholding requirements with respect to such Purchased Class A Units, the Company may, but shall not be required to issue certificates in the Participants name for such Purchased Class A Units.
As a condition to the exercise of the Option, the Participant shall execute a joinder agreement pursuant to which the Participant shall become fully bound by the terms set forth in the LLC Agreement, unless the Administrator determines otherwise or unless the Participant is already a party to the LLC Agreement.
Each married Participant shall obtain the consent of such Participants spouse to evidence such spouses consent to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the LLC Agreement as to their interest, whether as community property or otherwise, if any, in the Class A Units owned by such Participant.
Section 83(b) Election Required. As a condition subsequent to the issuance of Class A Units upon exercise of the Option, within thirty (30) days following such exercise, the Participant shall make an election pursuant to Section 83(b) of the Code, substantially in the form attached hereto as Exhibit B, concerning such issued Class A Units and shall be required to file promptly a copy of such election with the Company.
Confidentiality. The Participant recognizes that the services to be performed by the Participant as an employee of the Company are special, unique and extraordinary in that, by reason of the Participants Employment, the Participant will acquire, certain Confidential Information of the Company or its Affiliates, the use or disclosure of which could cause the Company or its Affiliates substantial losses and damages which could not be readily calculated and for which no remedy at law would be adequate. In consideration of the Option granted to the Participant hereunder, from the Date of Grant and at all times thereafter, the Participant shall maintain in strict confidence and not disclose to third parties or use in any task, work or business (except on behalf of the Company) any proprietary or Confidential Information regarding the Company and/or the Participants work with the Company, including without limitation, methods of operation, customer lists, products, prices, fees, costs, technology, formulas, inventions, trade secrets, know-how, software, marketing methods, plans, personnel, suppliers,
|competitors, markets or other specialized information or proprietary matters (Confidential Information). The Participant and the Company acknowledge that the Company would not grant the Option hereunder or provide the Participant with access to its Confidential Information without the covenants and promises contained in this paragraph. Notwithstanding the foregoing restrictions, the Participant may disclose any Confidential Information to the extent required by an order of any court or other governmental authority, but in each case only after the Company has been so notified and has had the opportunity, if possible, to obtain reasonable protection for such information in connection with such disclosure.|
Intellectual Property. If the Participant has created, invented, designed, developed, contributed to or improved any works of authorship, inventions, intellectual property, materials, documents or other work product (including without limitation, research, reports, software, databases, systems, applications, presentations, textual works, content, or audiovisual materials) (Works), either alone or with third parties, prior to the Participants Employment with the Company, that are relevant to or implicated by such Employment (Prior Works), the Participant hereby grants the Company a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, assignable, sublicensable license under all rights and intellectual property rights (including rights under patent, industrial property, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and related laws) therein for all purposes in connection with the Companys current and future business. If the Participant creates, invents, designs, develops, contributes to or improves any Works, either alone or with third parties, at any time during the Participants Employment with the Company and within the scope of such Employment and/or with the use of any Company resources (Company Works), the Participant shall promptly and fully disclose such works to the Company and hereby irrevocably assigns, transfers and conveys, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, all rights and intellectual property rights therein (including rights under patent, industrial property, copyright, trademark, trade secret, unfair competition and related laws) to the Company to the extent ownership of any such rights does not vest originally in the Company. The Participant agrees to keep and maintain adequate and current written records (in the form of notes, sketches, drawings, and any other form or media requested by the Company) of all Company Works. The records will be available to and remain the sole property and intellectual property of the Company at all times. The Participant shall take all requested actions and execute all requested documents (including any licenses or assignments required by a government contract) at the Companys expense (but without further remuneration) to assist the Company in validating, maintaining, protecting, enforcing, perfecting, recording, patenting or registering any of the Companys rights in the Prior Works and Company Works. If the Company is unable for any other reason to secure the Participants signature on any document for this purpose, then the Participant hereby irrevocably designates and appoints the Company and its duly authorized officers and agents as the Participants agent and attorney-in-fact, to act for and on the Participants behalf to execute any documents and to do all other lawfully permitted acts in connection with the foregoing.
Non-Solicitation. Participant covenants and agrees that during employment and for a period of two (2) years commencing with the date of Participants termination of employment with the Company (the Restriction Period), Participant shall not directly or indirectly (i) influence or attempt to influence or solicit any employees, or independent contractors of the Company or any of its Affiliates to restrict, reduce, sever or otherwise alter their relationship with the Company or such Affiliates or assist any other person to do so, (ii) hire any employees, or independent contractors of the Company or any of its Affiliates or assist any other person in doing so, (iii) solicit or induce, or attempt to solicit or induce, any person or entity that is (x) then a customer of the Company or any of its Affiliates to cease being a customer of the Company or any of its Affiliates or (y) a prospective customer of the Company or any of its Affiliates with which the Participant had contact with to become a customer, or in each case of (x) and (y), to divert all or any part of any such persons or entitys business from the Company or any of its Affiliates (for the avoidance of doubt, in each case of (x) and (y), customer is not intended to include individual retail customers), or (iv) assist any other person or entity in any way to do, or attempt to do, anything prohibited by Sections 4(c)(i), (ii) or (iii).
Non-Competition. Participant hereby acknowledges and agrees that during the Restricted Period, Participant shall not, directly or indirectly, be employed by or otherwise provide services for, including, but not limited to, as a consultant, independent contractor or in any other capacity, or own or invest in (other than ownership for investment purposes of less than two percent (2%) of a publicly traded company) any company or other entity or organization that, directly or indirectly, engages in the preparation, licensing and/or sale of (i) hot dogs, (ii) chili, (iii) Italian beef sandwiches, (iv) hamburgers, (v) chicken sandwiches, (vi) Italian sausage, (vii) ribs and/or (viii) salads in the fast casual restaurant industry, the catering industry, the grocery industry or the internet food sales industry.
Survival. It is the desire and intent of the parties to this option Agreement that the provisions of this Section 4 shall be enforced to the fullest extent permissible under the laws and public policies applied in each jurisdiction in which enforcement is sought. If any particular provisions or portion of this Section 4 shall be adjudicated to be invalid or unenforceable, this Section 4 shall be deemed amended to delete therefrom such provision or portion adjudicated to be invalid or unenforceable, such amendment to apply only with respect to the operation of such Section in the particular jurisdiction in which such adjudication is made.
Participant acknowledges and agrees that the restrictive covenants contained in this Section 4 are in consideration of the promises and covenants contained in this Agreement, including but not limited to the grant of the Option pursuant to the terms of this Agreement and the Plan, the provision to Participant of access to the Companys goodwill and Confidential Information, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged by Participant.
The parties recognize that the performance of the obligations under this Section 4 by the Participant is special, unique and extraordinary in character, and that in the event of the breach by the Participant of the terms and conditions of this Section 4 to be performed by Participant, the Company shall be entitled, if it so elects, to obtain damages for any breach of this Section 4 or to enforce the specific performance thereof by the Participant.
Withholding. Whenever Purchased Class A Units are to be issued, the Administrator shall have the right to require the Participant to remit to the Company cash sufficient to satisfy all federal, state and local withholding tax requirements prior to issuance of the Purchased Class A Units and the delivery of any certificate or certificates for such Purchased Class A Units. The Administrator shall also have the right to withhold from any issuance of Purchased Class A Units or other amounts payable to a Participant hereunder such amount as is necessary to satisfy any withholding obligations.
Non-transferability of Option. The Option and the Participants other rights and obligations under the Plan and this Agreement may not be assigned, alienated, pledged, attached, sold or otherwise transferred or encumbered by the Participant without the prior written consent of the Company otherwise than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, and any such purported assignment, alienation, pledge, attachment, sale, transfer or encumbrance shall be void and unenforceable against the Company or any of its Affiliates; provided, that, the designation of a beneficiary shall not constitute an assignment, alienation, pledge, attachment, sale, transfer or encumbrance. No such permitted transfer of the Option to heirs or legatees of the Participant shall be effective to bind the Company or any of its Affiliates unless the Administrator shall have been furnished with written notice thereof and a copy of such evidence as the Administrator may deem necessary to establish the validity of the transfer and the acceptance by the transferee or transferees of the terms and conditions hereof. During the Participants lifetime, the Unit Option is exercisable only by the Participant.
Effect on Employment. Neither the granting of the Option evidenced hereby, nor the issuance of Class A Units upon exercise of this Option, nor this Agreement shall impose any obligation on the Company or its Affiliates to continue the Employment of the Participant, nor shall it lessen or affect the Companys or its Affiliates rights to terminate the Employment of such Participant at any time or discipline such Participant at any time.
Legend on Certificates. If the Purchased Class A Units are certificated, such certificates shall be subject to such stop transfer orders and other restrictions as the Administrator may deem advisable under the Plan or the rules, regulations, and other requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission or other securities regulatory authority, or any stock exchange upon which such Purchased Class A Units are listed, and any applicable federal or state laws, and the Administrator may cause a legend or legends to be put on any such certificates to make appropriate reference to such restrictions.
Securities Laws. Upon the acquisition of any Purchased Class A Units, the Participant will make or enter into such written representations, warranties and agreements as the Administrator may reasonably request in order to comply with applicable securities laws or with this Agreement.
Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable by any court of competent jurisdiction, the other provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect. Any provision of this Agreement held invalid or unenforceable only in part or degree will remain in full force and effect to the extent not held invalid or unenforceable.
Notices. All notices or other communications required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be in writing and shall be delivered in the manner specified herein or, in the absence of such specification, shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered by hand, upon electronic confirmation of receipt by email, or one (1) business day after sending by nationally reputable overnight delivery service, to the respective addresses of the parties set forth below:
For notices and communications to the Company to:
with a copy (which alone shall not constitute notice) to:
Berkshire Partners LLC
and a further copy (which alone shall not constitute notice) to:
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10153
Attention: Michael Nissan
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Attention: Shayla Harlev
and to the Participant at the address appearing in the most recent personnel records of the Company or an Affiliate, as applicable, for the Participant or to either party hereto at such other address as either party may hereafter designate in writing to the other.
Choice of Law. This Agreement (including, without limitation, the validity, construction, effect or performance hereof or thereof and any remedies hereunder or thereunder or related hereto or thereto) and all claims or causes of action or other matters (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) that may be based upon, arise out of or relate to this Agreement or the negotiation, execution, performance or breach of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provisions (whether Delaware or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Delaware.
Option Subject to Plan. By entering into this Agreement, the Participant agrees and acknowledges that the Participant has received and read a copy of the Plan. The Option is subject to the Plan. The terms and provisions of the Plan, as it may be amended from time to time, are hereby incorporated herein by reference. In the event of a conflict between any term or provision contained herein and a term or provision of the Plan, the applicable terms and provisions of the Plan will govern and prevail.
Signature in Counterparts. This Agreement may be signed in counterparts, each of which shall be an original, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto and hereto were upon the same instrument.
Headings. All headings and captions in this Agreement are for purposes of reference only and shall not be construed to limit or affect the substance of this Agreement.
Entire Agreement. This Agreement, together with the Exhibits hereto, the 2014 PHD Group Holdings LLC Equity Incentive Plan and the LLC Agreement, set forth the entire understanding of the parties, and as of the Date of Grant supersede all prior agreements and all other arrangements and communications, whether oral or written, with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof; provided, however, that this Section 16 is not intended to and shall not supersede any Restrictive Covenants, and such Restrictive Covenants shall also remain in full force and effect pursuant to the terms thereof.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement, effective as of the Date of Grant.
|PHD GROUP HOLDINGS LLC|
Agreed and acknowledged
as of the Date of Grant:
I, ______________________________________________ hereby exercise the Option to purchase ___________________ class A units (Class A Units) of PHD Group Holdings LLC, (the Company) at a purchase price of $_________________ per Class A Unit. This Exercise Notice is delivered in respect of the Option to purchase ________________ Class A Units of the Company that was granted to me on ___________________________ pursuant to the Option Agreement entered into between the Company and me. In connection with the foregoing, I enclose cash, a check, or evidence of a wire transfer payable to the Company in the amount of $________________ as full payment for the Class A Units to be received upon exercise of the Option.
FORM OF 83(b) ELECTION
Section 83(b) Election
The undersigned taxpayer hereby elects, pursuant to § 83(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to include in gross income as compensation for services the excess (if any) of the fair market value of the shares described below over the amount paid for those shares.
The name, taxpayer identification number, address of the undersigned, and the taxable year for which this election is being made are:
TAXPAYERS NAME: _____________________________________________
TAXPAYERS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: __________________________
TAXABLE YEAR: Calendar Year 20__
The property which is the subject of this election is __________ units of Class A Common Units of PHD Group Holdings LLC.
The property was transferred to the undersigned on [Insert date of exercise of Option].
The property is subject to the following restrictions: The Class A Units may be repurchased by PHD Group Holdings LLC in connection with the termination of employment in the amount equal to either (i) the lower of cost or fair market value in the case of a termination for Cause or a resignation without Good Reason prior to the fifth anniversary of the date of grant or (ii) the fair market value in the case of any other termination, including resignation without Good Reason on or after the fifth anniversary of the date of grant.
The fair market value of the property at the time of transfer (determined without regard to any restriction other than a nonlapse restriction as defined in § 1.83-3(h) of the Income Tax Regulations) is: $_______ per unit x ________ units = $___________.
For the property transferred, the undersigned paid $______ per unit x _________ units = $______________.
The amount to include in gross income is $______________. [The result of the amount reported in Item 5 minus the amount reported in Item 6.]
The undersigned taxpayer will file this election with the Internal Revenue Service office with which taxpayer files his or her annual income tax return not later than 30 days after the date of transfer of the property. A copy of the election also will be furnished to the person for whom the services were performed. Additionally, the undersigned will include a copy of the election with his or her income tax return for the taxable year in which the property is transferred. The undersigned is the person performing the services in connection with which the property was transferred.