Amended and Restated 1997 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Power Integrations, Inc.
Amended and Restated 1997 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
(As Approved by the Board on March 17, 2016)
(As Approved by the Stockholders on May 13, 2016)
(As Adjusted for the 1-for-1 Stock Dividend on August 19, 2020)
(As Approved by the Board of Directors on March 11, 2021)
(As Approved by the Stockholders on May 21, 2021)
|1.||Establishment, Purpose and Term of Plan.|
|2.||Definitions and Construction.|
|4.||Shares Subject to Plan.|
|7.||Participation in the Plan.|
|8.||Right to Purchase Shares.|
The Purchase Price at which each share of Stock may be acquired in an Offering Period upon the exercise of all or any portion of a Purchase Right shall be established by the Board; provided, however, that the Purchase Price shall not be less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the lesser of (a) the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the Offering Date of the Offering Period or (b) the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the Purchase Date. Unless otherwise provided by the Board prior to the commencement of an Offering Period, the Purchase Price for that Offering Period shall be eighty-five percent (85%) of the lesser of (a) the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the Offering Date of the Offering Period, or (b) the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the Purchase Date.
|10.||Accumulation of Purchase Price through Payroll Deduction.|
Shares of Stock acquired pursuant to the exercise of all or any portion of a Purchase Right may be paid for only by means of payroll deductions from the Participant’s Compensation accumulated during the Offering Period for which such Purchase Right was granted, subject to the following:
|11.||Purchase of Shares.|
|12.||Withdrawal from Offering or Plan.|
|13.||Termination of Employment or Eligibility.|
Upon a Participant’s ceasing, prior to a Purchase Date, to be an Employee of the Participating Company Group for any reason, including retirement, disability or death, or the failure of a Participant to remain an Eligible Employee, the Participant’s participation in the Plan shall terminate immediately. In such event, the payroll deductions credited to the Participant’s Plan account since the last Purchase Date shall, as soon as practicable, be returned to the Participant or, in the case of the Participant’s death, to the Participant’s legal representative, and all of the Participant’s rights under the Plan shall terminate. Except as otherwise required by the law of a local jurisdiction, interest shall not be paid on sums returned pursuant to this Section 13. A Participant whose participation has been so terminated may again become eligible to participate in the Plan by again satisfying the requirements of Sections 5 and 7.1.
|14.||Change in Control.|
|15.||Nontransferability of Purchase Rights.|
A Purchase Right may not be transferred in any manner otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution and shall be exercisable during the lifetime of the Participant only by the Participant.
|16.||Compliance with Securities Law.|
The issuance of shares under the Plan shall be subject to compliance with all applicable requirements of federal, state and foreign law with respect to such securities. A Purchase Right may not be exercised if the issuance of shares upon such exercise would constitute a violation of any applicable federal, state or foreign securities laws or other law or regulations or the requirements of any securities exchange or market system upon which the Stock may then be listed. In addition, no Purchase Right may be exercised unless (a) a registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, shall at the time of exercise of the Purchase Right be in effect with respect to the shares issuable upon exercise of the Purchase Right, or (b) in the opinion of legal counsel to the Company, the shares issuable upon exercise of the Purchase Right may be issued in accordance with the terms of an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of said Act. The inability of the Company to obtain from any regulatory body having jurisdiction the authority, if any, deemed by the Company’s legal counsel to be necessary to the lawful issuance and sale of any shares under the Plan shall relieve the Company of any liability in respect of the failure to issue or sell such shares as to which such requisite authority shall not have been obtained. As a condition to the exercise of a Purchase Right, the Company may require the Participant to satisfy any qualifications that may be necessary or appropriate, to evidence compliance with any applicable law or regulation, and to make any representation or warranty with respect thereto as may be requested by the Company.
|17.||Rights as a Stockholder and Employee.|
A Participant shall have no rights as a stockholder by virtue of the Participant’s participation in the Plan until the date of the issuance of a certificate for the shares purchased pursuant to the exercise of the Participant’s Purchase Right (as evidenced by the appropriate entry on the books of the Company or of a duly authorized transfer agent of the Company). No adjustment shall be made for dividends, distributions or other rights for which the record date is prior to the date such certificate is issued, except as provided in Section 4.2. Nothing herein shall confer upon a Participant any right to continue in the employ of the Participating Company Group or interfere in any way with any right of the Participating Company Group to terminate the Participant’s employment at any time.
The Company may at any time place legends or other identifying symbols referencing any applicable federal, state or foreign securities law restrictions or any provision convenient in the administration of the Plan on some or all of the certificates representing shares of Stock issued under the Plan. The Participant shall, at the request of the Company, promptly present to the Company any and all certificates representing shares acquired pursuant to a Purchase Right in the possession of the Participant in order to carry out the provisions of this Section. Unless otherwise specified by the Company, legends placed on such certificates may include but shall not be limited to the following:
“THE SHARES EVIDENCED BY THIS CERTIFICATE WERE ISSUED BY THE CORPORATION TO THE REGISTERED HOLDER UPON THE
PURCHASE OF SHARES UNDER AN EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN AS DEFINED IN SECTION 423 OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986, AS AMENDED. THE TRANSFER AGENT FOR THE SHARES EVIDENCED HEREBY SHALL NOTIFY THE CORPORATION IMMEDIATELY OF ANY TRANSFER OF THE SHARES BY THE REGISTERED HOLDER HEREOF. THE REGISTERED HOLDER SHALL HOLD ALL SHARES PURCHASED UNDER THE PLAN IN THE REGISTERED HOLDER’S NAME (AND NOT IN THE NAME OF ANY NOMINEE).”
|19.||Notification of Sale of Shares.|
The Company may require the Participant to give the Company prompt notice of any disposition of shares acquired by exercise of a Purchase Right within two years from the date of granting such Purchase Right or one year from the date of exercise of such Purchase Right. The Company may require that until such time as a Participant disposes of shares acquired upon exercise of a Purchase Right, the Participant shall hold all such shares in the Participant’s name (or, if elected by the Participant, in the name of the Participant and his or her spouse but not in the name of any nominee) until the lapse of the time periods with respect to such Purchase Right referred to in the preceding sentence. The Company may direct that the certificates evidencing shares acquired by exercise of a Purchase Right refer to such requirement to give prompt notice of disposition.
All notices or other communications by a Participant to the Company under or in connection with the Plan shall be deemed to have been duly given when received in the form specified by the Company at the location, or by the person, designated by the Company for the receipt thereof.
In addition to such other rights of indemnification as they may have as members of the Board or officers or employees of the Participating Company Group, members of the Board and any officers or employees of the Participating Company Group to whom authority to act for the Board or the Company is delegated shall be indemnified by the Company against all reasonable expenses, including attorneys’ fees, actually and necessarily incurred in connection with the defense of any action, suit or proceeding, or in connection with any appeal therein, to which they or any of them may be a party by reason of any action taken or failure to act under or in connection with the Plan, or any right granted hereunder, and against all amounts paid by them in settlement thereof (provided such settlement is approved by independent legal counsel selected by the Company) or paid by them in satisfaction of a judgment in any such action, suit or proceeding, except in relation to matters as to which it shall be adjudged in such action, suit or proceeding that such person is liable for gross negligence, bad faith or intentional misconduct in duties; provided, however, that within sixty (60) days after the institution of such action, suit or proceeding, such
person shall offer to the Company, in writing, the opportunity at its own expense to handle and defend the same.
|22.||Amendment or Termination of the Plan.|
Participating Companies in U.S. Program
Power Integrations, Inc.
Participating Companies in Global Program
Power Integrations, K.K.
Power Integrations Ltd.
Power Integrations Malaysia SDN. BHD.
Power Integrations Singapore Pte. Ltd.
Power Integrations Netherlands B.V. (excluding the Beijing Representative Office, Shanghai Representative Office, Shenzhen Representative Office, Chengdu Representative Office, Foshan Representative Office, Quingdao Representative Office and Xiamen Representative Office)
Power Integrations GmbH
Power Integrations Italy S.r.l.
Power Integrations India Private Ltd.
Power Integrations Canada ULC
Power Integrations (Europe) Ltd.
Power Integrations Switzerland GmbH
Power Integrations U.K. Ltd.
POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC.
1997 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN
NAME (Please print):____________________________________________________________________
Application for the Offering Period beginning ____________________, 20___.
Change in Payroll Deduction rate effective with the pay period ending ___________________, 20___.
I hereby elect to participate in the 1997 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Plan”) of Power Integrations, Inc. (the “Company”) and subscribe to purchase shares of the Company's Stock in accordance with this Subscription Agreement and the Plan.
I hereby authorize payroll deductions in the amount of ________ percent (in whole percentages not less than 1% (unless an election to stop deductions is being made) or more than 15%) of my “Compensation” on each payday throughout the “Offering Period” in accordance with the Plan. I understand that these payroll deductions will be accumulated for the purchase of shares of Stock at the applicable purchase price determined in accordance with the Plan. I understand that, except as otherwise provided by the Plan, I will automatically purchase shares on each Purchase Date under the Plan unless I withdraw from the Plan by giving written notice on a form provided by the Company or unless my employment terminates.
I understand that I will automatically participate in each subsequent Offering that commences immediately after the last day of an Offering in which I am participating until I withdraw from the Plan by giving written notice on a form provided by the Company or my employment terminates.
Shares I purchase under the Plan should be issued in the name(s) set forth below. (Shares may be issued in the participant's name alone or together with the participant's spouse as community property or in joint tenancy.)
MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: ______________________________________________________
I agree to make adequate provision for the federal, state, local and foreign tax withholding obligations, if any, which may arise upon my purchase of shares under the Plan and/or my disposition of such shares. The Company may, but will not be obligated to, withhold from my compensation the amount necessary to meet such withholding obligations.
I agree that, unless otherwise permitted by the Company, until I dispose of the shares I purchased under the Plan, I will hold such shares in the name(s) entered above (and not in the name of any nominee) for at least two years from the first day of the Offering Period in which, and at least one year from the Purchase Date on which, I acquired such shares.
I agree that I will notify the Chief Financial Officer of the Company in writing within 30 days after any sale, gift, transfer or other disposition of any kind prior to the end of the periods referred to in the preceding paragraph (a “Disqualifying Disposition”) of any shares I purchased under the Plan. I further agree that if I do not respond within 30 days of the date of a Disqualifying Disposition Survey delivered to me by certified mail, the Company may treat my nonresponse as my notice to the Company of a Disqualifying Disposition and may compute and report to the Internal Revenue Service the ordinary income I must recognize upon such Disqualifying Disposition.
I am familiar with the provisions of the Plan and agree to participate in the Plan subject to all of its provisions. I understand that the Board of Directors of the Company reserves the right to terminate the Plan or to amend the Plan and my right to purchase stock under the Plan to the extent provided by the Plan. I understand that the effectiveness of this Subscription Agreement is dependent upon my eligibility to participate in the Plan.
POWER INTEGRATIONS, INC.
1997 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN
NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL
NAME (Please print):
I hereby elect to withdraw from the Offering under Power Integrations, Inc. 1997 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Plan”) which began on ____________________________, 20____ and in which I am currently participating (the “Current Offering”).
Elect either A or B below:
[_]A.I elect to terminate immediately my participation in the Current Offering and in the Plan.
I request that the Company cease all further payroll deductions from my Compensation under the Plan (provided that I have given sufficient notice prior to the next payday). I request that all payroll deductions credited to my account under the Plan (if any) not previously used to purchase shares under the Plan shall not be used to purchase shares on the next Purchase Date of the Current Offering.
Instead, I request that all such amounts be paid to me as soon as practicable. I understand that this election immediately terminates my interest in the Current Offering and in the Plan.
[_]B.I elect to terminate my participation in the Current Offering and in the Plan following my purchase of shares on next Purchase Date of the Current Offering.
I request that the Company cease all further payroll deductions from my Compensation under the Plan (provided that I have given sufficient notice prior to the next payday). I request that all payroll deductions credited to my account under the Plan (if any) not previously used to purchase shares under the Plan shall be used to purchase shares on the next Purchase Date of the Current Offering to the extent permitted by the Plan. I understand that this election will terminate my interest in the Current Offering and in the Plan immediately following such purchase. I request that any cash balance remaining in my account under the Plan after my purchase of shares be paid to me as soon as practicable.
I understand that by making this election I am terminating my interest in the Plan and that no further payroll deductions will be made (provided that I have given sufficient notice prior to the next payday) unless I elect in accordance with the Plan to become a participant in another Offering under the Plan by filing a new Subscription Agreement with the Company.