Form of Incentive Stock Option Agreement under the 2021 Equity Incentive Plan
Number of Shares of Stock subject to the Stock Option:
Exercise Price Per Share:
Date of Grant:
Vesting Commencement Date:
2021 Equity Incentive Plan
Incentive Stock Option Agreement
This agreement (this “Agreement”) evidences a stock option granted by Verastem, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), to the individual named above (the “Participant”), pursuant to and subject to the terms of the Verastem, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (as from time to time amended and in effect, the “Plan”). Except as otherwise defined herein, all capitalized terms used herein have the same meaning as in the Plan.
The Stock Option evidenced by this Agreement is intended to be treated as an ISO to the maximum extent provided under the Code. To the extent the Stock Option does not qualify as an ISO, the Stock Option will be treated as an NSO. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Administrator may take any action permitted under the Plan without regard to the effect such action may have on the status of the Stock Option as an ISO and that such action may cause the Stock Option to fail to be treated as an ISO. Without limiting the Plan, the Administrator shall have no liability with respect to any action taken by it that causes the Stock Option to fail to be treated as an ISO. To the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined at the time of grant) of the Shares subject to the Stock Option and all other ISOs the Participant holds that are exercisable for the first time during any calendar year (under all plans of the Company and its subsidiaries) exceeds $100,000, the stock options held by the Participant or portions thereof that exceed such limit (according to the order in which they were granted in accordance with Section 422) will be treated as NSOs.
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The Company, by its duly authorized officer, and the Participant have executed this Agreement.
Agreed and Accepted:
Signature Page to Stock Option Agreement