TELA Bio, Inc. Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy
NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR COMPENSATION POLICY
Non-employee members of the board of directors (the Board) of TELA Bio, Inc. (the Company) shall be eligible to receive cash and equity compensation as set forth in this Non-Employee Director Compensation Policy (this Policy). The cash and equity compensation described in this Policy shall be paid or be made, as applicable, automatically and without further action of the Board, to each member of the Board who is not an employee of the Company or any parent or subsidiary of the Company (each, a Non-Employee Director) who may be eligible to receive such cash or equity compensation, unless such Non-Employee Director declines the receipt of such cash or equity compensation by written notice to the Company. This Policy shall become effective after the effectiveness of the Companys initial public offering (the IPO) and immediately prior to the establishment of the IPO price of the shares of common stock of the Company (the Effective Time) and shall remain in effect until it is revised or rescinded by further action of the Board. This Policy may be amended, modified or terminated by the Board at any time in its sole discretion. The terms and conditions of this Policy shall supersede any prior cash and/or equity compensation arrangements for service as a member of the Board between the Company and any of its Non-Employee Directors and between any subsidiary of the Company and any of its non-employee directors.
(1) Cash Compensation.
(a) Annual Retainers. Each Non-Employee Director shall receive an annual retainer of $40,000 for service on the Board.
(b) Additional Annual Retainers. In addition, a Non-Employee Director shall receive the following annual retainers:
(i) Chairperson of the Board. A Non-Employee Director serving as Chairperson of the Board shall receive an additional annual retainer of $35,000 for such service.
(ii) Audit Committee. A Non-Employee Director serving as Chairperson of the Audit Committee shall receive an additional annual retainer of $20,000 for such service. A Non-Employee Director serving as a member of the Audit Committee (other than the Chairperson) shall receive an additional annual retainer of $10,000 for such service.
(iii) Compensation Committee. A Non-Employee Director serving as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee shall receive an additional annual retainer of $15,000 for such service. A Non-Employee Director serving as a member of the Compensation Committee (other than the Chairperson) shall receive an additional annual retainer of $7,500 for such service.
(iv) Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. A Non-Employee Director serving as Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee shall receive an additional annual retainer of $10,000 for such service. A Non-Employee Director serving as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (other than the Chairperson) shall receive an additional annual retainer of $5,000 for such service.
(c) Payment of Retainers.
(i) Timing. The annual retainers described in Sections 1(a) and 1(b) shall be earned on a quarterly basis based on a calendar quarter and shall be paid by the Company in arrears not later than the fifteenth day following the end of each calendar quarter.
(ii) Form. The annual retainers shall be paid in the form of cash; provided that the Board may, in its discretion, permit a Non-Employee Director to elect to receive any portion of the annual retainer in the form of
shares of common stock of the Company (Common Stock) in lieu of cash. If such an election is permitted by the Board and made by a Non-Employee Director, the number of shares of Common Stock to be paid shall be determined by dividing the portion of the annual retainer payable in the form of Common Stock by the Fair Market Value (as defined in the Companys 2019 Equity Incentive Plan or any other applicable Company equity plan then maintained by the Company (such plan, as may be amended from time to time, the Equity Plan)) per share of Common Stock on the date the annual retainer is payable. Shares issued in lieu of cash shall be fully vested and unrestricted shares of Common Stock. Any election by a Non-Employee Director to receive a portion of the annual retainer in shares of Common Stock must be made prior to the applicable payment date for such portion of the annual retainer and pursuant to an election form to be provided by the Company. An election must comply with all rules established from time to time by the Board, including any insider trading policy or similar policy. A Non-Employee Director may not make an election pursuant to this Section 1(c)(ii) during a Company blackout period or when the Non-Employee Director is otherwise in possession of material non-public information.
(iii) Termination of Service. In the event a Non-Employee Director does not serve as a Non-Employee Director, or in the applicable positions described in Section 1(b), for an entire calendar quarter, such Non-Employee Director shall receive a prorated portion of the retainer(s) otherwise payable to such Non-Employee Director for such calendar quarter pursuant to Section 1(b), with such prorated portion determined by multiplying such otherwise payable retainer(s) by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of days during which the Non-Employee Director serves as a Non-Employee Director or in the applicable positions described in Section 1(b) during the applicable calendar quarter and the denominator of which is the number of days in the applicable calendar quarter.
(2) Equity Compensation. Non-Employee Directors shall be granted the equity awards described below. The equity awards described below shall be granted under and shall be subject to the terms and provisions of the Equity Plan and shall be granted subject to the execution and delivery of award agreements, including attached exhibits, in substantially the forms approved by the Board. The approval of this Policy by the Board is intended to be effective for all purposes, including for purposes of satisfying Rule 16b-3(d)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, in respect of each award issued hereunder.
(a) Annual Awards. Each Non-Employee Director who (i) serves on the Board as of the date of any annual meeting of the Companys stockholders (an Annual Meeting) after the Effective Time and (ii) will continue to serve as a Non-Employee Director immediately following such Annual Meeting shall be automatically granted, on the date of such Annual Meeting, an option to purchase shares of Common Stock at a per-share exercise price equal to the closing price per share of Common Stock on the date of such Annual Meeting (or on the last preceding trading day if the date of the Annual Meeting is not a trading day) having an aggregate fair value on the date of grant of $80,000 (as determined in accordance with FASB Accounting Codification Topic 718). The awards described in this Section 2(a) shall be referred to as the Annual Awards.
(b) Vesting of Awards Granted to Non-Employee Directors. Each Annual Award shall vest and become exercisable on the earlier of (i) the first anniversary of the date of grant and (ii) the date of the subsequent Annual Meeting following the date of grant, subject to the Non-Employee Director continuing in service through the applicable vesting date. Unless otherwise determined by the Board, no portion of an Annual Award that is unvested or unexercisable at the time of a Non-Employee Directors termination of service on the Board shall become vested and exercisable thereafter. All of a Non-Employee Directors Annual Awards shall vest and become exercisable in full immediately prior to the occurrence of a Change in Control (as defined in the Equity Plan), subject to the Non-Employee Director continuing in service through such date.