Form of Restricted Stock Agreement under the TravelCenters of America Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2016 Equity Compensation Plan
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TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA INC.
RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT
This Restricted Stock Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made as of “DATE”, between “NAME” (the “Recipient”) and TravelCenters of America Inc. (the “Company”).
In consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained in this Agreement, and for other valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. Grant of Shares. Subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth and the terms and conditions of the TravelCenters of America Inc. Second Amended and Restated 2016 Equity Compensation Plan, as it may be amended from time to time (the “Plan”), the Company hereby grants to the Recipient, effective as of the date of this Agreement, “NUMBER” shares of its common stock, par value $0.001 per share (“Common Stock”). The shares so granted are hereinafter referred to as the “Shares,” which term shall also include any shares of Common Stock issued to the Recipient by virtue of his or her ownership of the Shares, by share dividend, share split, recapitalization or otherwise. Capitalized terms that are used but not defined herein shall have the meaning set forth in the Plan.
2. Vesting; Forfeiture of Shares.
(a) Subject to Sections 2(b) and 2(c) hereof, the Shares shall vest one-fifth of the total number of Shares as of the date hereof and as to a further one-fifth of such total number of Shares on each anniversary of the date hereof for the next four calendar years. Any Shares not vested as of any date are herein referred to as “Unvested Shares.”
(b) Subject to Section 2(c) hereof, at the option of the Company, in the event the Recipient ceases to render significant services, whether as an employee or otherwise, to (i) the Company, (ii) the entity which is the manager or shared services provider to the Company or an entity controlled by, under common control with or controlling such entity (collectively, the “Manager”), or (iii) an affiliate of the Company (which shall be deemed for such purpose to include any other entity to which the Manager is the manager or shared services provider), all or any portion of the Unvested Shares shall be forfeited by the Recipient on or after the date the Recipient ceases to render all such services, as determined by the Company. The Company may exercise such option by delivering or mailing to the Recipient (or his or her estate), at any time after the Recipient has ceased to render such services, a written notice of exercise of such option. Such notice shall specify the number of Unvested Shares to be forfeited.
(c) Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, immediately upon the occurrence of the death of the Recipient, a Change in Control or a Termination Event, all of the Unvested Shares shall vest and any forfeiture or other rights of the Company described in Section 2(b) shall lapse in their entirety, and such vesting and lapse of forfeiture or other Company rights shall also immediately apply to each other
share of Common Stock previously granted to the Recipient which then remains subject to comparable restrictions and rights.
3. Legends. Vested and Unvested Shares shall also bear or contain, as applicable, such legends and notations as may be required by the Plan, the Company’s certificate of incorporation, any applicable supplement thereto or the Company’s bylaws, each as in effect from time to time, or as the Company may otherwise determine appropriate.
Promptly following the request of the Recipient with respect to any Shares (or any other share of Common Stock previously granted to the Recipient) which have become vested, the Company shall take, at its sole cost and expense, all such actions as may be required to permit the Recipient to resell such shares including, without limitation, providing to the Company’s transfer agent certificates of officers of the Company, and opinions of counsel and/or filing an appropriate registration statement, and taking all such other actions as may be required to remove the legends set forth above with respect to transfer and vesting restrictions from the certificates evidencing such shares and, if applicable, from the share books and records of the Company. The Company shall reimburse the Recipient, promptly upon the receipt of a request for payment, for all expenses (including legal expenses) reasonably incurred by the Recipient in connection with the enforcement of the Recipient’s rights under this paragraph.
4. Tax Withholding. To the extent required by law, the Company shall withhold or cause to be withheld income and other taxes incurred by the Recipient by reason of a grant of Shares, and the Recipient agrees that he or she shall upon request of the Company pay to the Company an amount sufficient to satisfy his or her tax withholding obligations from time to time (including as Shares become vested).
5. Prior Restricted Share Grants. The parties to this Agreement acknowledge that any agreement between the Recipient and the Company entered into prior to the date hereof and relating to the vesting of the common shares, no par value, of TravelCenters of America LLC shall hereafter be deemed to refer to shares of Common Stock, and all references in any such agreement to “TravelCenters of America LLC” shall mean “TravelCenters of America Inc.” All other terms of any such agreement shall remain in full force and effect, except that all such agreements shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of laws of such state.
(a) Amendments. Neither this Agreement nor any provision hereof may be changed or modified except by an agreement in writing executed by the Recipient and the Company; provided, however, that any change or modification that does not adversely affect the rights hereunder of the Recipient, as they may exist immediately prior to the effective date of such change or modification, may be adopted by the Company without an agreement in writing executed by the Recipient, and the Company shall give the Recipient written notice of such change or modification reasonably promptly following the adoption of such change or modification.
(b) Binding Effect of the Agreement. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of, and be binding upon, the Company, the Recipient and their respective estates, heirs, executors, transferees, successors, assigns and legal representatives.
(c) Provisions Separable. In the event that any of the terms of this Agreement shall be or become or is declared to be illegal or unenforceable by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction, such terms shall be null and void and shall be deemed deleted from this Agreement, and all the remaining terms of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.
(d) Notices. Any notice in connection with this Agreement shall be deemed to have been properly delivered if it is in writing and is delivered by hand or by facsimile transmission or sent by registered certified mail, postage prepaid, to the party addressed as follows, unless another address has been substituted by notice so given:
|To the Recipient:||To the Recipient’s address as set forth on the signature page hereof.|
|To the Company:||TravelCenters of America Inc.|
|Two Newton Place|
|255 Washington Street, Suite 300|
|Newton, MA 02458|
(e) Construction. The headings and subheadings of this Agreement have been inserted for convenience only, and shall not affect the construction of the provisions hereof. All references to sections of this Agreement shall be deemed to refer as well to all subsections which form a part of such section.
(f) Employment Agreement. This Agreement shall not be construed as an agreement by the Company, the Manager or any affiliate of the Company or the Manager to employ the Recipient, nor is the Company, the Manager or any affiliate of the Company or the Manager obligated to continue employing the Recipient by reason of this Agreement or the grant of Shares to the Recipient hereunder.
(g) Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland, without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of laws of such state.
(h) Binding Arbitration. Any disputes regarding this Agreement, the granting or vesting of any shares of the Company and/or any related matters shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with any Mutual Agreement to Resolve Disputes and Arbitrate Claims between the Recipient and the Company or in accordance with procedures set forth in any Mutual Agreement to Resolve Disputes and Arbitrate Claims between the Recipient and the Manager. In the absence of such an agreement, any such claims or disputes shall be resolved through binding arbitration before one arbitrator conducted under the rules of JAMS in Boston, Massachusetts.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement, or caused this Agreement to be executed, under seal, as of the date first above written.
|TRAVELCENTERS OF AMERICA INC.|
Name: Peter J. Crage
|Title: Executive Vice President, Chief Financial|
|Officer and Treasurer|
|“CITY”, “ST” “ZIP”|