Compensation Program for Non-Employee Directors of Trupanion, Inc, as amended on December 27, 2018
EX-10.20 3 ex1020q42018.htm EXHIBIT 10.20 Exhibit
Compensation Program for Non-Employee Directors
of Trupanion, Inc. (the “Company”)
(Adopted on February 6, 2018, as amended on September 5, 2018, and on December 27, 2018)
Value of Compensation (“Award Values”)
Non-Employee Board of Director Compensation:
Annual value of compensation for all Non-Employee Board of Directors (“Board”) members: $75,000
Additional Committee Compensation (to be granted separate from Non-Employee Board of Director Compensation):
Audit Committee chair: Annual value of $15,000
Compensation Committee chair: Annual value of $10,000
Combination of Governance Committee chair and Board of Directors chairman: Annual value of $10,000
Cash and Equity Awards
Non-Employee Board members generally will be compensated in either cash or equity each year, at their election. Directors will receive 120% of the Award Value of his or her compensation under this Compensation Program for Non-Employee Directors (this “Compensation Program”) pursuant to the Company’s 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), in the form of stock options (“Options”) or restricted stock units (“RSUs”, and together with Options, “Awards”); provided, however, that on an annual basis each such Board member may elect to take 50% of the Award Value of his or her compensation as cash compensation by submitting an election form and 60% of the Award Value of his or her compensation in the form of Awards (“Election Form”), attached hereto as Exhibit A (subject to the Board’s ownership guidelines). Such Election Form must be submitted to the Compensation Committee chairperson and Company’s General Counsel and must be made prior to the beginning of any calendar year with respect to which such compensation is first payable (regardless of when paid) and, in the case of Awards, first granted, and cannot be changed during the year (the actual date of such election, if any, the “Election Date”). In the absence of such an election, Awards will be issued entirely in equity at 120% of such Board member’s Award Value under this Compensation Program.
Any cash compensation under this Compensation Program will be paid quarterly.
Award Values will be approved at the first regularly scheduled Board meeting in any calendar year, or in the case of a new member of the Board, at the Board meeting in which such member is elected or on the first regularly scheduled meeting that follows such member’s election (the “Award Approval”). Awards will be granted in the next open trading window following the Award Approval (“Annual Grant Date”).
Annual Awards will vest in four quarterly installments on March 31st, June 30th, September 30th, and December 31st (each a “Vest Date”).
Members of the Board and committee chairpersons will be entitled to compensation granted under this Compensation Program at the end of the quarter following the grant date and for complete quarters of service thereafter.
Awards granted under this Compensation Program that are unvested at the time of resignation or other termination from the Board will be forfeited. Similarly, no cash compensation will be paid following the effective date of a directors’ resignation or other termination from the Board.
Calculation of Value.
RSUs: RSUs will be equal to the Award Values set forth above. The number of shares of Common Stock underlying the RSUs shall be determined using the Award Values based on the closing price of the Common Stock on the NASDAQ stock market on the first day of the respective open trading window for which the grant will be made.
Options: Options will be equal to the Award Values set forth above and shall be valued using the Black-Scholes valuation method on the Annual Grant Date.
To the extent a given Board member is also a consultant of the Company (providing services unrelated to their Board service), such Board member’s compensation under the applicable consulting agreement will be separate from and in addition to such Board member’s compensation under this Compensation Program.
Compensation Program for Non-Employee Directors
This Election Form is being delivered pursuant to the Compensation Program for Non-Employee Directors, as amended.
Instructions: Select a box below, date, and sign. Return the signed form to the Company’s Compensation Committee Chairperson and Company’s General Counsel by December 31st for Awards being approved for the upcoming fiscal year.
□ DEFAULT: 120% of the Award Value in the form of stock options or restricted stock units, as applicable.
□ COMBINATION EQUITY/CASH ELECTION: 60% of the Award Value in the form of stock options or restricted stock units, and 50% of the Award Value in cash.
The undersigned hereby elects as above for the upcoming fiscal year.
Print Name: _______________________________