Your right to exercise this Option vests in increments over the four-year (4-year) period, commencing on the Vesting Start Date, as shown on the cover sheet. The percentage of the total number of Shares for which this Option will vest and become exercisable is as follows:
• 25% on the first anniversary of the Vesting Start Date, and
• 1/36 of the remaining grant will vest on each monthly anniversary thereafter for 36 months
The vesting will be cumulative and will not exceed 100% of the Shares subject to the Option. If the vesting results in fractional Shares, the number of Shares that vests on the relevant vesting date will be rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Except as otherwise provided in the Plan, the entire Option vests and becomes exercisable if (i) within twenty-four (24) months following a Change in Control, your employment with the Company or one of its Subsidiaries is terminated for any reason other than Cause (as defined below) or you resign for Good Reason (as defined below) (such a resignation or termination being hereinafter referred to as an “Involuntary Termination”); (ii) you die while you are still an employee of the Company or a Subsidiary, as applicable; or (iii) your service as an employee of the Company or a Subsidiary, as applicable, terminates because of your Total and Permanent Disability (as defined below). In addition, except as otherwise provided above or in the Plan, the number of Shares subject to the Option that would have vested and become exercisable had you remained employed for the twelve-month (12) period following an Involuntary Termination shall become vested and exercisable as of the date of your Involuntary Termination.
As used herein, and except as otherwise defined in an employment agreement between you and the Company or one of its Subsidiaries to the extent applicable, “Cause” shall mean any of the following: (a) your willful breach, habitual neglect, or poor performance of your job duties and responsibilities, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion; (b) your conviction (or the entry of a guilty plea or plea of nolo contendre) of any crime, excluding minor traffic offenses; (c) your commission of an act of dishonesty or breach of fiduciary duty; (d) your commission of a material violation of any of the personnel policies of the Company or a Subsidiary, as applicable, including but not limited to, violations of the Company’s confidentiality or stock trading policies or its policies against any form of harassment; or (e) any action or omission by you, which, as reasonably determined by the Company, is contrary to the business interest, reputation or goodwill of the Company or a Subsidiary.
As used herein, and except as otherwise defined in an employment agreement between you and the Company or one of its Subsidiaries to the extent applicable, “Good Reason” means (a) a material diminution in your authority, duties or responsibilities or a material diminution in your total base compensation (in each case, as determined by the Company in its sole discretion), or (b) that your primary job site is relocated and your new location increases your commute between home and work by at least thirty (30) miles (however, this does not apply to field-based sales representatives or similar field-based positions) or in the Company’s reasonable opinion, the new location requires that you move your home to a new location at least thirty (30) miles away from your home immediately prior to the change.
In order to receive the benefits of a resignation for “Good Reason”, you must provide your employer with written notice within ninety (90) days after the occurrence of such event and the employer shall then have thirty (30) days to cure such event. If the employer does not cure the event giving rise to Good Reason, your employment will terminate on the first day immediately following the end of thirty (30) day cure period.
Except as provided above or as otherwise provided in a written employment agreement between you and the Company or one of its Subsidiaries, all Shares will cease vesting as of the date your service with the Company or a Subsidiary, as applicable, has terminated for any reason.