EX-10.3 4 snbr-ex103_522.htm EX-10.3 snbr-ex103_522.htm
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
THIS AGREEMENT is entered into and effective as of March 29, 2019 (the “Date of Grant”), by and between Sleep Number Corporation (the “Company”) and
The Company has adopted the Sleep Number Corporation Amended and Restated 2010 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) authorizing the grant of Restricted Stock Unit Awards to employees, non-employee directors and consultants of the Company and its Subsidiaries (as defined in the Plan).
The Company desires to give the Grantee a proprietary interest in the Company and an added incentive to advance the interests of the Company by granting to the Grantee a Restricted Stock Unit Award pursuant to the Plan.
Accordingly, the parties agree as follows:
1.Grant of Award Units and Performance Adjustments.
1.1Grant of Award Units The Company hereby grants to the Grantee a Restricted Stock Unit Award (the “Award”) consisting of _______ units (the “Award Units”) that will be settled in shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), subject to the terms, conditions and restrictions set forth below and in the Plan. Reference in this Agreement to the Award Units or the Adjusted Award Units (as defined in Section 1.2 of this Agreement) will be deemed to include the Dividend Proceeds (as defined in Section 3.3 of this Agreement) with respect to such Award Units or Adjusted Award Units as provided in Section 3.3 of this Agreement.
1.2Performance Adjustments. The number of Award Units granted hereunder is subject to adjustment based on the Company’s level of achievement versus annual Net Sales growth goals and annual NOP growth goals for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 fiscal years (the “Performance Period”). (For purposes of this Agreement, “NOP” will be defined as Net Operating Income). The Net Sales growth goals and NOP growth goals will be equally weighted.
The annual Net Sales growth goals, the annual NOP growth goals and the corresponding performance adjustment multiples are as follows:
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Annual Growth Goals
over the Performance Period (2019 thru 2021 fiscal years)
Payout – as Multiple of Award Units to Vest
Net Sales (50%)
The calculation of the “Adjusted Award Units” based on performance versus these growth goals will be determined as follows:
(a)The Company’s actual annual growth will be measured for each of the two (2) performance goals and for each of the three (3) fiscal years of the Performance Period;
(b)A payout multiple will be determined for each performance goal and for each fiscal year, based on interpolation between the performance goals in the foregoing table (performance relative to a performance goal that is below the threshold for a fiscal year will result in a payout multiple of zero (0) for that performance goal for that fiscal year); and
(c)The mean, or average, of the resulting six (6) payout multiples will be applied to the number of Award Units to determine the number of “Adjusted Award Units.”
For example, if the annual Net Sales growth rate in 2019 is 5%, the multiple for that performance goal for that year will be 1.0X; and if the annual NOP growth rate in 2019 is 14.5%, the multiple for that performance goal for that year will be 1.5X. Similar multiples will be determined for each performance goal and for each of the following fiscal years. The resulting six (6) payout multiples will then be averaged to determine the final payout multiple. This final payout multiple times the number of Award Units originally granted results in the number of Adjusted Award Units that would vest, subject to all of the other proration and vesting provisions set forth in this Agreement.
In order to reduce the potential impact of volatility in NOP results, the annual NOP percentage growth rate will not in any case be determined from a base NOP level that is less than 50% of the 2018 NOP level. For example, if 2019 NOP is less than 50% of the 2018 NOP level, then the annual NOP percentage growth rate for 2020 will be determined from a base of 50% of the 2018 NOP level, rather than from the actual 2019 NOP level.
The “Adjusted Award Units” will be subject to reduction for failure to generate Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) that exceeds Weighted Average Cost of Capital by at least 300 basis points (“bps”), as outlined in the table below. The measurement will be based on an average of the basis points difference between annual ROIC and WACC for the three fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021.
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ROIC Basis Points difference versus WACC
(e.g., ROIC of 12% vs. WACC of 10% = +200 bps)
Reduction to Final Payout
0 bps or lower (i.e., ROIC at or below WACC)
-20% of target award
1 to 99 bps
-15% of target award
100 to 199 bps
-10% of target award
200 to 299 bps
-5% of target award
300 bps or greater
For the purpose of this calculation, ROIC shall be defined as detailed in the annual 10-K disclosure.
For the purpose of this calculation, WACC shall be defined as detailed in Attachment A.
The Company’s actual performance relative to the performance goals set forth above and the calculation of the Adjusted Award Units shall be determined by the Management Development and Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors following the conclusion of the Performance Period. The Committee’s determination shall be final and conclusive for all purposes under this Agreement. The number of Award Units resulting after adjustment as described above will be referred to herein as the “Adjusted Award Units.”
1.3Restrictive Covenant Agreement. In consideration for the grant of this Award, Grantee agrees to execute and be bound by the terms of the Employee Inventions, Confidentiality, Non-Compete and Mutual Arbitration Agreement (the “Non-Compete Agreement”) attached hereto and Grantee acknowledges that Grantee’s failure to execute the Non-Compete Agreement will cause this Award to automatically terminate and be forfeited without any further action.
2.1Restriction and Forfeiture. The Grantee’s right to the Award Units or the Adjusted Award Units and the shares of Common Stock issuable under the Award Units or Adjusted Award Units will be subject to the Grantee remaining in continuous employment or service with the Company or any Subsidiary for a period of three (3) years (the “Restriction Period”) following the Date of Grant; provided, however, that such employment/service period restrictions (the “Restrictions”) will lapse and terminate prior to end of the Restriction Period as set forth in Section 2.2 below (or as otherwise set forth in the Plan for any circumstance not contemplated by the terms of Section 2.2).
2.2Death, Disability or other Termination of Employment or Service.
(a)Death. In the event of the Grantee’s death during the Restriction Period and prior to the Grantee’s termination of employment or other service, the Restrictions applicable to the Award Units or Adjusted Award Units will immediately lapse and terminate and the shares of Common Stock to be issued in settlement of the Award Units will be issued within 90 days of the Grantee’s death, with the performance adjustment determination related to any incomplete fiscal year(s) within the Performance Period deemed to be satisfied at the target level, with no reduction based on ROIC performance.
(b)Disability. In the event of the Grantee’s Disability (as defined by the Plan) during the Restriction Period and prior to the Grantee’s termination of employment or other service, the Grantee will become fully vested in the Award Units pending completion of the Performance Period and final determination of the Adjusted Award Units. The shares of Common Stock to be issued in settlement of the Adjusted Award Units will be retained and held by the Company pending the final determination of the Adjusted Award Units and will be issued within 90 days of the end of the Restriction Period.
(c)Termination Due to Retirement.
(i)In the event that the Grantee’s employment or other service with the Company and all Subsidiaries is terminated by reason of the Grantee’s retirement at or beyond age fifty-five (55) and the Grantee has five (5) or more years of service with the Company prior to retirement, the Grantee will become vested in the Award Units pro rata based on the number of calendar days elapsed in the Restriction Period as of the date of retirement (e.g., If the Grantee was granted 1,200 Award Units, and retirement occurs 730 calendar days into the 1,095 calendar days vesting period, then the Grantee will become vested with respect to an aggregate of 800 Award Units and the remaining 400 Award Units will terminate immediately without notice of any kind and will be forfeited) pending completion of the Performance Period and final determination of the Adjusted Award Units.
(ii)In the event that the Grantee’s employment or other service with the Company and all Subsidiaries is terminated by reason of the Grantee’s retirement prior to age fifty-five (55) or the Grantee has fewer than five (5) years of service with the Company prior to retirement, all rights of the Grantee under the Plan and this Agreement relating to all Award Units with respect to which the Restrictions have not lapsed will terminate immediately without notice of any kind and will be forfeited.
(iii)In the event that the Grantee’s employment or other service with the Company and all Subsidiaries is terminated by reason of the Grantee’s retirement at or beyond age sixty (60) and the Grantee has five (5) or more years of service with the Company prior to retirement, the Grantee will become fully vested in the Award Units pending completion of the Performance Period and final determination of the Adjusted Award Units if the following criteria are met: a) Grantee provides written notice of Grantee’s intention to retire one year before Grantee’s actual retirement date, and b) Grantee’s actual retirement date is at least one year after the Date of Grant.
(iv)The shares of Common Stock to be issued in settlement of the Adjusted Award Units pursuant to paragraphs (i) or (iii) above will be retained and held by the Company pending the final determination of the Adjusted Award Units and will be issued within 90 days of the end of the Restriction Period.
(d)Termination for Reasons other than Death, Disability or Retirement. In the event the Grantee’s employment or other service with the Company and all Subsidiaries is terminated for any reason other than death, Disability or retirement as provided above, or the Grantee is in the employ or service of a Subsidiary and the Subsidiary ceases to be a Subsidiary of the Company (unless the Grantee continues in the employ or service of the Company or another Subsidiary), all rights of the Grantee under this Agreement relating to Award Units with respect to which the Restrictions have not lapsed will terminate immediately without notice of any kind, and will be forfeited.
3.Issuance of Shares.
3.1Timing. Vested Award Units or Adjusted Award Units shall be converted to shares of Common Stock on a one-for-one basis and such shares shall be issued as soon as reasonably possible, but not more than 90 days, after the end of the Restriction Period, subject to the provisions set forth above applicable to vesting events that occur prior to the end of the Restriction Period.
3.2Limitations on Transfer. Award Units or Adjusted Award Units will not be assignable or transferable by the Grantee, either voluntarily or involuntarily, and may not be subjected to any lien, directly or indirectly, by operation of law or otherwise. Any attempt to transfer, assign or encumber the Award Units or Adjusted Award Units other than in accordance with this Agreement and the Plan will be null and void and will void the Award, and all Award Units or Adjusted Award Units for which the Restrictions have not lapsed will be forfeited and immediately returned to the Company.
3.3Dividends and Other Distributions. The Award Units are being granted with an equal number of dividend equivalents. Accordingly, the Grantee is entitled to receive an additional Award Unit with a value equal to any dividends or distributions (including, without limitation, any cash dividends, stock dividends or dividends in kind, the proceeds of any stock split or the proceeds resulting from any changes or exchanges described in Section 6 of this Agreement, all of which are referred to herein collectively as the “Dividend Proceeds”) that are paid or payable with respect to one share of Common Stock for each Award Unit which will be subject to the same rights, restrictions and performance adjustments under this Agreement as the Award Units to which such dividends or distributions relate. The number of additional Award Units to be received as divided equivalents for each Award Unit shall be determined by dividing the cash dividend per share by the Fair Market Value of one share of Common Stock on the dividend or distribution payment date. All such additional Award Units received as dividend equivalents will be subject to the same restrictions and performance adjustments as the Award Units to which such Dividend Proceeds relate.
3.4Fractional Shares. The Grantee acknowledges that the Company will not issue or deliver fractional shares of Common Stock under this Agreement. All fractional shares will be rounded up to the nearest whole share.
4.Rights of Grantee.
4.1Employment or Service. Nothing in this Agreement will interfere with or limit in any way the right of the Company or any Subsidiary to terminate the employment or service of the Grantee at any time, nor confer upon the Grantee any right to continue in the employment or service with the Company or any Subsidiary at any particular position or rate of pay or for any particular period of time.
4.2Rights as a Shareholder. The Grantee will have no rights as a shareholder until the Grantee becomes the holder of record of shares of Common Stock issued in settlement of the Adjusted Award Units. As soon as practicable after the satisfaction of any conditions to the effective issuance of shares of Common Stock in settlement of the Adjusted Award Units, the Grantee will be recorded on the books of the Company as the owner of such shares, and the
Company will issue one or more duly issued and executed stock certificates evidencing the shares.
5.Withholding Taxes. The Company is entitled to (a) withhold and deduct from future wages of the Grantee (or from other amounts that may be due and owing to the Grantee from the Company), or to withhold from the shares of Common Stock that would otherwise be determined to be paid to the Company out of Dividend Proceeds, or make other arrangements for the collection of all amounts the Company reasonably determines are required to satisfy any federal, state or local withholding and employment-related tax requirements attributable to the receipt of the Award, the receipt of dividends or distributions on Award Units or Adjusted Award Units, or the lapse or termination of the Restrictions applicable to Award Units or Adjusted Award Units, or (b) require the Grantee promptly to remit the amount of such withholding to the Company. In the event that the Company is unable to withhold such amounts, for whatever reason, the Grantee agrees to pay to the Company an amount equal to the amount the Company would otherwise be required to withhold under federal, state or local law.
6.Adjustments. In the event of any reorganization, merger, consolidation, recapitalization, liquidation, reclassification, stock dividend, stock split, combination of shares, rights offering or divestiture (including a spin-off) or any other change in the corporate structure or shares of the Company, the Committee (or, if the Company is not the surviving corporation in any such transaction, the board of directors of the surviving corporation), in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of the rights of the Grantee, will make appropriate adjustment (which determination will be conclusive) as to the number and kind of securities or other property (including cash) subject to this Award.
7.Subject to Plan. The Award and the Award Units granted pursuant to this Agreement have been granted under, and are subject to the terms of, the Plan. The terms of the Plan are incorporated by reference in this Agreement in their entirety. In addition, the Grantee, by execution hereof, acknowledges having received a copy of the Plan. The provisions of this Agreement will be interpreted as to be consistent with the Plan and any ambiguities in this Agreement will be interpreted by reference to the Plan. In the event that any provision of this Agreement is not authorized by or is inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, the terms of the Plan will prevail.
8.Forfeiture, Clawback or Recoupment. In addition to the other rights of the Committee under the Plan, if Grantee is determined by the Committee, acting in its sole discretion, to have taken any action that would constitute Adverse Action or Cause as defined under the Plan, or that is subject to any other or additional “clawback”, forfeiture or recoupment policy adopted by the Company, either prior to or after the date of this Agreement, or to have violated the Non-Compete Agreement, as defined in Section 1.3, (a) all of Grantee’s rights under the Plan and any agreements evidencing an Award granted under the Plan, including this Agreement evidencing this Award, then held by Grantee shall terminate and be forfeited upon the effectiveness of such Committee action, and without notice of any kind, and (b) the Committee in its sole discretion may require Grantee to surrender and return, transfer or assign to the Company all or any portion of the shares of Common Stock received, or to disgorge all or any profits or any other economic value (however defined by the Committee) made or realized by Grantee or Grantee’s affiliate, during the period beginning one (1) year prior to your termination of employment or service with the Employer, in connection with any Awards granted under the Plan, including this Award, or any shares of Common Stock issued upon the exercise or vesting of any Awards, including this
Award. This Section 8 shall not apply and shall automatically become void ab initio following a Change of Control.
9.1Binding Effect. This Agreement will be binding upon the heirs, executors, administrators and successors of the parties to this Agreement.
9.2Governing Law. This Agreement and all rights and obligations under this Agreement will be construed in accordance with the Plan and governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. Any legal proceeding related to this Agreement will be brought in an appropriate Minnesota court and the parties to this Agreement consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the court for this purpose.
9.3Entire Agreement. This Agreement and the Plan set forth the entire agreement and understanding of the parties to this Agreement with respect to the grant and vesting of this Award and the administration of the Plan and supersede all prior agreements, arrangements, plans and understandings relating to the grant and vesting of this Award and the administration of the Plan.
9.4Amendment and Waiver. Other than as provided in the Plan, this Agreement may be amended, waived, modified or canceled only by a written instrument executed by the parties to this Agreement or, in the case of a waiver, by the party waiving compliance.
9.5Code Section 409A. Payment of amounts under this Agreement are intended to comply with the requirements of Code section 409A and this Agreement shall in all respects be administered and construed to give effect to such intent. The Committee in its sole discretion may accelerate or delay distribution of any shares in payment of amounts due under this Agreement if and to the extent allowed under Code section 409A.
The parties hereto have executed this Agreement effective the day and year first above written.
SLEEP NUMBER CORPORATION
President and CEO
By execution of this Agreement,GRANTEE
the Grantee acknowledges having
received a copy of the Plan.
(Name and Address)