Annual Incentive Plan
SUNSHINE SILVER MINING & REFINING CORPORATION
ANNUAL INCENTIVE PLAN
Effective as of January 1, 2012
SECTION 1. Purpose. The purpose of the Sunshine Silver Mining & Refining Corporation Annual Incentive Plan (the Plan) is to incentivize executives and other employees of Sunshine Silver Mining & Refining Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, the Company) to attain annual performance objectives, thereby furthering the best interests of the Company and its shareholders.
SECTION 2. Eligibility. Each employee of the Company (each, a Participant) shall be eligible to receive an annual cash bonus under the Plan for each fiscal year during which such Participant is employed with the Company. Each Participant who is employed for less than a full fiscal year shall be eligible for a pro rata bonus under the Plan for such year.
SECTION 3. Executive Officer Bonuses. For each fiscal year, objective criteria for determining the bonus payable to each Participant who is an executive officer of the Company shall be established by the Compensation and Nominating Committee of the Companys Board of Directors (the Committee) based on such Participants base salary, a specified target bonus percentage, specified key performance indicators, individual performance goals, corporate performance objectives and/or any other objective criteria that the Committee deems appropriate including, without limitation, performance goals based on the performance measures enumerated in Section 7(E)(b) of the Sunshine Silver Mining & Refining Corporation Long Term Incentive Plan (the LTIP). The actual amount of the bonus payable to such Participant shall be approved by the Committee based on the attainment of the applicable objective criteria; provided that the Committee may decrease such amount based on such subjective criteria as the Committee deems appropriate including, without limitation, such Participants individual performance. For each fiscal year, the Committee shall identify the executive officers for purposes of this Section 3.
SECTION 4. Staff Bonuses. For each fiscal year, the Committee is authorized to approve a bonus pool for the Participants who are not executive officers of the Company for such year in an amount based on such employees base salaries, specified target bonus percentages, specified key performance indicators, individual performance goals, corporate performance objectives and/or any other objective criteria that the Committee deems appropriate including, without limitation, performance goals based on the performance measures enumerated in Section 7(E)(b) of the LTIP. The Companys chief executive officer shall recommend for the Committees approval the actual amount of each such Participants bonus for such year, based on the attainment of the applicable objective criteria and any subjective criteria as the chief executive officer shall deem appropriate including, without limitation, such Participants individual performance; provided that the aggregate amount of such bonuses shall not exceed the amount of any bonus pool approved by the Committee for such year.
SECTION 5. General Provisions.
(a) Maximum Annual Bonus. In no event shall the annual cash bonus paid under the Plan to any individual Participant for a single fiscal year exceed $10 million.
(b) Restrictions on Transfer. The rights of a Participant with respect to any bonus under the Plan shall not be transferable other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution.
(c) Tax Withholding. Whenever a bonus under the Plan is to be paid to a Participant, the Company may withhold therefrom, or from any other amounts payable to or in respect of such Participant, an amount sufficient to satisfy any applicable tax withholding requirements related thereto.
(d) Unfunded Status of Bonuses. The Plan is intended to constitute an unfunded plan. With respect to any bonus not yet paid to a Participant, nothing contained in the Plan shall give such Participant any rights that are greater than those of a general creditor of the Company.
(e) Clawback. Notwithstanding any provision of this Plan to the contrary, any bonus paid under the Plan is subject to being called for repayment to the Company in accordance with the Companys policy on the recoupment of incentive compensation, as in effect from time to time, and as required by any federal law or regulation that may govern executive compensation and apply to the Company.
(f) Amendment and Termination. The Committee may amend or terminate the Plan at any time.