Time-Based Restricted Stock Units Agreement between the Registrant and Gregory B. Maffei under the Qurate Retail, Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan
QURATE RETAIL, INC.
2016 OMNIBUS INCENTIVE PLAN
TIME-BASED RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS AGREEMENT
THIS TIME-BASED RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is entered into effective as of April 14, 2020 by and between QURATE RETAIL, INC., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and Gregory B. Maffei (the “Grantee”).
The Grantee is employed as of the Grant Date as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Media Corporation (“LMC”) and Executive Chairman of the Company pursuant to the terms of an employment agreement between LMC and the Grantee dated effective as of December 13, 2019 (as amended and/or amended and restated from time to time, the “Employment Agreement”) and a Services Agreement between LMC and the Company dated as of September 23, 2011 (as amended and/or amended and restated from time to time, the “Services Agreement”). The Company has adopted the Qurate Retail, Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan (as may be amended prior to or after the Grant Date, the “Plan”), a copy of which as in effect on the Grant Date is attached via a link at the end of this online Agreement as Exhibit A and by this reference made a part hereof, for the benefit of eligible employees and independent contractors of the Company and its Subsidiaries. Capitalized terms used and not otherwise defined herein or in the Employment Agreement will have the meaning given thereto in the Plan.
The Company and the Grantee therefore agree as follows:
“Cause” has the meaning specified in the Employment Agreement.
“Close of Business” means, on any day, 5:00 p.m., Denver, Colorado time.
“Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.
“Common Stock” means the Company’s QRTEA Common Stock.
“Company” has the meaning specified in the preamble to this Agreement.
“Disability” has the meaning specified in the Employment Agreement.
“Dividend Equivalents” has the meaning specified in the Plan.
“Employment Agreement” has the meaning specified in the recitals to this Agreement.
“Good Reason” has the meaning specified in the Employment Agreement.
“Grant Date” means April 14, 2020.
“Granted RSUs” has the meaning specified in Section 2.
“Grantee” has the meaning specified in the preamble to this Agreement.
“Plan” has the meaning specified in the recitals of this Agreement.
“QRTEA Common Stock” means the Company’s Series A Common Stock, $0.01 par value.
“QRTEA Restricted Stock Units” means Restricted Stock Units that represent the right to receive shares of QRTEA Common Stock.
“Required Withholding Amount” has the meaning specified in Section 5.
“Restricted Stock Units” has the meaning specified in the Plan, and refers to the QRTEA Restricted Stock Units granted hereunder.
“Separation” means the date as of which the Grantee is no longer employed by or providing services to the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
“Services Agreement” has the meaning specified in the recitals to this Agreement.
“Unpaid Dividend Equivalents” has the meaning specified in Section 3(c).
“Vested Dividend Equivalents” has the meaning specified in Section 10.
“Vesting Date” means each date on which any Restricted Stock Units cease to be subject to a risk of forfeiture, as determined in accordance with Section 3 or 7 of this Agreement.
by vested Restricted Stock Units and otherwise deliverable to the Grantee a number of shares of Common Stock represented by such Restricted Stock Units having a Fair Market Value on the date the obligation to withhold arises equal to the Required Withholding Amount and (ii) the Company will not withhold any shares of Common Stock to pay the Required Withholding Amount if the Grantee has remitted cash to the Company or a Subsidiary or designee thereof in an amount equal to the Required Withholding Amount by such time as the Company may require.
to a Domestic Relations Order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction that is not contrary to the terms and conditions of the Plan or this Agreement, and in a form acceptable to the Committee; or (b) after the Grantee’s death, by will or pursuant to the applicable laws of descent and distribution, as may be the case. Any person to whom Restricted Stock Units are transferred in accordance with the provisions of the preceding sentence shall take such Restricted Stock Units subject to all of the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, including that the vesting and termination provisions of this Agreement will continue to be applied with respect to the Grantee. Certificates representing Restricted Stock Units that have vested may be delivered (or, in the case of book entry registration, registered) only to the Grantee (or during the Grantee’s lifetime, to the Grantee’s court appointed legal representative) or to a person to whom the Restricted Stock Units have been transferred in accordance with this Section.
with respect to which such Dividend Equivalents relate shall have become vested, or (b) such Dividend Equivalents shall have become vested in accordance with the third to last sentence of this Section, and, if vesting does not occur, the related Dividend Equivalents will be forfeited. Dividend Equivalents shall not bear interest or be segregated in a separate account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may, in its sole discretion, accelerate the vesting of any portion of the Dividend Equivalents (the “Vested Dividend Equivalents”). The settlement of any Vested Dividend Equivalents shall be made as soon as administratively practicable after the accelerated vesting date, but in no event later than March 15, 2021. With respect to any Restricted Stock Units and Dividend Equivalents, the Grantee is a general unsecured creditor of the Company.
Qurate Retail, Inc.
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Attn: Chief Legal Officer
Unless the Company elects to notify the Grantee electronically pursuant to the online grant and administration program or via email, any notice or other communication to the Grantee with respect to this Agreement will be in writing and will be delivered personally, or will be sent by
United States first class mail, postage prepaid, to the Grantee’s address as listed in the records of the Company on the date of this Agreement, unless the Company has received written notification from the Grantee of a change of address.
taxes, interest or penalties. The Grantee will cooperate with the Company in taking such actions as the Company may reasonably request to assure that this Agreement will meet the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and any U.S. Department of the Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder and to limit the amount of any additional payments required by this Section to be made to the Grantee. The Company represents and warrants that the Restricted Stock Units satisfy all requirements under Section 409A of the Code and any U.S. Department of the Treasury regulations promulgated thereunder such that the Restricted Stock Units are exempt from or compliant with Section 409A of the Code.
Section or if any such breach is threatened by the Grantee, in addition to and without limiting or waiving any other rights or remedies available to the Company at law or in equity, the Company shall be entitled to immediate injunctive relief in any court, domestic or foreign, having the capacity to grant such relief, without the necessity of posting a bond, to restrain any such breach or threatened breach and to enforce the provisions of this Section. The Grantee agrees that there is no adequate remedy at law for any such breach or threatened breach and, if any action or proceeding is brought seeking injunctive relief, the Grantee will not use as a defense thereto that there is an adequate remedy at law.