Form of Notice of Restricted Stock Award and related terms and conditions pursuant to the Veeco 2019 Stock Incentive Plan, effective March 2021
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC. 2019 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
NOTICE OF RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD
Veeco Instruments Inc. (the “Company”), is pleased to confirm the award to the individual named below (“Grantee”) of restricted shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company described below, subject to the terms and conditions of this Notice of Restricted Stock Award (the “Notice”), the Veeco Instruments Inc. 2019 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time (the “Plan”) and the terms and conditions set forth in the Veeco Instruments Inc. Terms and Conditions of Restricted Stock Award (2020) (the “Terms and Conditions”) attached hereto, as follows. Unless otherwise defined herein, the terms defined in the Plan shall have the same defined meanings in this Notice.
Award Date: March 12, 2021
Aggregate number of shares of
Restricted Stock subject to the Award
Vesting/Lapsing of Restrictions:
Subject to Grantee’s Continuous Service, the shares comprising the Award will vest, and the restrictions with respect to such shares shall lapse, on each of the first (1st), second (2nd) and third (3rd) anniversaries of the Award Date (each a “Vesting Date”). If Grantee would become vested in a fraction of a share on a Vesting Date, such share shall not vest until Grantee becomes vested in the entire share on the following Vesting Date.
This Award shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Plan and the Terms and Conditions, including the Forfeiture for Restricted Activity, Clawback, Governing Law, and Venue and Jurisdiction provisions of Sections 3.5, 3.6, 4.1 through 4.5, 5.7, and 5.8 of the Terms and Conditions.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE AWARD WILL ALSO CONSTITUTE YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF, AND AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND BY, THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS GOVERNING THE RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE RESTRICTED ACTIVITY, CLAWBACK, GOVERNING LAW, AND VENUE AND JURISDICTION PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 3.5, 3.6, 4.1 through 4.5, 5.7, AND 5.8 OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC.
Name: Robert Bradshaw
Title: Sr. VP, Chief Administrative Officer
Print Name Signature Date
VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC. 2019 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD
These TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD (2020) (these “Terms and Conditions”) apply to any award by Veeco Instruments Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), subject to certain restrictions (“Restricted Stock”), pursuant to the Veeco Instruments Inc. 2019 Stock Incentive Plan (as it may be amended from time to time, the “Plan”), which specifically references these Terms and Conditions.
RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD
Vesting and Lapse of Restrictions. Subject to Sections 3.1, 3.5, and 3.6, the Restrictions shall lapse, on each of the first (1st), second (2nd) and third (3rd) anniversaries of the Award Date (each a “Vesting Date”); provided, however, that in each case Grantee remains in Continuous Service from the Award Date through such Vesting Date. If Grantee would become vested in a fraction of a share on a Vesting Date, such share shall not vest until Grantee becomes vested in the entire share on the following Vesting Date.
“THE SECURITIES REPRESENTED BY THIS CERTIFICATE ARE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS SET FORTH IN THE PLAN AND IN THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO THE RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD, COPIES OF WHICH ARE ON FILE AT THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF THE CORPORATION.”
FORFEITURE FOR RESTRICTED ACTIVITY
Notice of Immunity under the Defend Trade Secrets Act and Other Protected Rights. Grantee understands that, in accordance with the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, Grantee will not be held criminally or civilly liable under any federal or state trade secret law for the disclosure of a trade secret that: (a) is made (i) in confidence to a federal, state or local government official, either directly or indirectly, or to an attorney; and (ii) solely for the purpose of reporting or investigating a suspected violation of law; or (b) is made in a complaint or other document that is filed under seal in a lawsuit or other proceeding. Grantee also understands that if Grantee ever files a lawsuit for retaliation by the Company for reporting a suspected violation of law, Grantee may disclose trade secrets to Grantee’s attorney and use the trade secret information in the court proceeding provided Grantee: (a) files any document containing the trade secret under seal; and (b) does not disclose the trade secret, except pursuant to court order. Grantee understands that nothing contained in the Notice, these Terms and Conditions, or the Plan limits Grantee’s ability to file a charge or complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Securities and Exchange Commission or any other federal, state or local governmental agency or commission (“Government Agencies”). Grantee further understands that nothing in the Notice, these Terms and Conditions, or the Plan limits Grantee’s ability to communicate with any Government Agencies or otherwise participate in any investigation or proceeding that may be conducted by any Government Agency, including providing documents or other information, without notice to the Company. Nothing in the Notice, these Terms and Conditions, or the Plan limits Grantee’s right to receive an award for information provided to any Government Agencies.
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