EX-10.03 3 vocera-2021eipformofprsu.htm EX-10.03 Document
VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
2021 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
GLOBAL NOTICE OF PERFORMANCE RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD
Unless otherwise defined herein, the terms defined in the Vocera Communications, Inc. (the “Company”) 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) will have the same meanings in this Global Notice of Performance Restricted Stock Unit Award and the electronic representation of this Global Notice of Performance Restricted Stock Unit Award, and the performance and vesting terms set forth in Appendix A attached hereto (the “Vesting Appendix”) established and maintained by the Company or a third party designated by the Company (the Global Notice of Performance Stock Unit Award and Vesting Appendix are collectively referred to as this “Notice”).
You (“Participant”) have been granted an award of Performance Restricted Stock Units (“PRSUs”) under the Plan subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, this Notice and the attached Global Performance Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (the “Agreement”), including any applicable country-specific provisions in Appendix B attached hereto (the “Country Appendix”), which constitutes part of the Agreement.
Number of PRSUs:
Date of Grant:
Vesting Commencement Date: As set forth in the Vesting Appendix.
Expiration Date: The earlier to occur of: (a) the date on which settlement of all PRSUs granted hereunder occurs and (b) the tenth anniversary of the Date of Grant. This Award expires earlier if Participant’s Service terminates earlier, as described in the Agreement.
Vesting Schedule: As set forth in the Vesting Appendix.
By accepting (whether in writing, electronically or otherwise) the PRSUs, Participant acknowledges and agrees to the following:
1)Participant understands that Participant’s Service with the Company or a Parent or Subsidiary or Affiliate is for an unspecified duration, can be terminated at any time (i.e., is “at-will”), except where otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and that nothing in this Notice, the Agreement or the Plan changes the nature of that relationship. Participant acknowledges that the vesting of the PRSUs pursuant to this Notice is subject to both achievement of the performance metrics set forth in the Vesting Appendix and Participant’s continuing Service as an Employee, Director or Consultant. To the extent permitted by applicable law, Participant agrees and acknowledges that the Vesting Schedule may change prospectively in the event that Participant’s service status changes between full- and part-time and/or in the event Participant is on a leave of absence, in accordance with Company policies relating to work schedules and vesting of Awards or as determined by the Committee.
2)This grant is made under and governed by the Plan, the Agreement and this Notice, and this Notice is subject to the terms and conditions of the Agreement and the Plan, both of which are incorporated herein by reference. Participant has read the Notice, the Agreement and the Plan.
3)Participant has read the Company’s Insider Trading Policy, and agrees to comply with such policy, as it may be amended from time to time, whenever Participant acquires or disposes of the Company’s securities.
4)By accepting the PRSUs, Participant consents to electronic delivery and participation as set forth in the Agreement.
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VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
2021 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
GLOBAL PERFORMANCE RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
Unless otherwise defined in this Global Performance Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement (this “Agreement”), any capitalized terms used herein will have the same meaning ascribed to them in the Vocera Communications, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”).
Participant has been granted Performance Restricted Stock Units (“PRSUs”) subject to the terms, restrictions and conditions of the Plan, the Global Notice of Performance Restricted Stock Unit Award (including the Vesting Appendix attached thereto, the “Notice”) and this Agreement, including any applicable country-specific provisions in Appendix B attached hereto (the “Country Appendix”), which constitutes part of this Agreement. In the event of a conflict between the terms and conditions of the Plan and the terms and conditions of the Notice or this Agreement, the terms and conditions of the Plan shall prevail.
1.Settlement. Settlement of PRSUs will be made within the time period set forth in the Vesting Appendix. Settlement of PRSUs will be in Shares. No fractional PRSUs or rights for fractional Shares shall be created pursuant to this Agreement.
2.No Stockholder Rights. Unless and until such time as Shares are issued in settlement of vested PRSUs, Participant will have no ownership of the Shares allocated to the PRSUs and will have no rights to dividends or to vote such Shares.
3.No Dividend Equivalents. Dividends, if any (whether in cash or Shares), will not be credited to Participant.
4.Non-Transferability of PRSUs. The PRSUs and any interest therein will not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged, hypothecated, or otherwise disposed of in any manner other than by will or by the laws of descent or distribution or court order or unless otherwise permitted by the Committee on a case-by-case basis.
5.Termination and Change in Status.
(a)Except as may otherwise be provided in the Vesting Appendix, if Participant’s Service terminates for any reason, all unvested PRSUs will be forfeited to the Company forthwith, and all rights of Participant to such PRSUs will immediately terminate without payment of any consideration to Participant. Participant’s Service will be considered terminated (regardless of the reason for such termination and whether or not later found to be invalid or in breach of employment laws in the jurisdiction where Participant is providing Services or the terms of Participant’s employment or service agreement, if any) as of the date Participant is no longer actively providing services and Participant’s Service will not be extended by any notice period (e.g., Participant’s Service would not include a period of “garden leave” or similar period mandated under employment laws in the jurisdiction where Participant is providing Services or the terms of Participant’s employment or service agreement, if any). In case of any dispute as to whether and when a termination of Service has occurred, the Committee will have sole discretion to determine whether such termination of Service has occurred and the effective date of such termination (including whether Participant may still be considered to be actively providing Services while on a leave of absence).
(b)Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Vesting Schedule may change prospectively in the event Participant’s service status changes between full- and part-time and/or in the event Participant is on a leave of absence, in accordance with Company policies relating to work schedules and vesting of awards or as determined by the Committee.
(a)Responsibility for Taxes. Participant acknowledges that, regardless of any action taken by the Company or a Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate employing or retaining Participant (the “Employer”), the ultimate liability for all income tax, social insurance, payroll tax, fringe benefits tax, payment on account or other tax-related items related to Participant’s participation in the Plan and legally applicable or deemed applicable to Participant (“Tax-Related Items”) is and remains Participant’s responsibility and may exceed the amount actually withheld by the Company or the Employer, if any. Participant further acknowledges that the Company and/or the Employer (i) make no representations or undertakings regarding the treatment of any Tax-Related Items in connection with any aspect of the PRSUs, including, but not limited to, the grant, vesting or settlement of the PRSUs and the subsequent sale of Shares acquired pursuant to such settlement and the receipt of any dividends, and (ii) do not commit to and are under no obligation to structure the terms of the grant or any aspect of the PRSUs to reduce or eliminate Participant’s liability for Tax-Related Items or achieve any particular tax result. Further, if Participant is subject to Tax-Related Items in more than one jurisdiction, Participant acknowledges that the Company and/or the Employer (or former employer, as applicable) may be required to withhold or account for Tax-Related Items in more than one jurisdiction. PARTICIPANT SHOULD CONSULT A TAX ADVISER APPROPRIATELY QUALIFIED IN EACH OF THE JURISDICTIONS, INCLUDING COUNTRY OR COUNTRIES IN WHICH PARTICIPANT RESIDES OR IS SUBJECT TO TAXATION.
(b)Withholding. Prior to any relevant taxable or tax withholding event, as applicable, to the extent permitted by applicable law, Participant agrees to make arrangements satisfactory to the Company and/or the Employer to satisfy all Tax-Related Items. In this regard, Participant authorizes the Company and/or the Employer, or their respective agents, at their discretion, to satisfy any withholding obligations or rights for Tax-Related Items by one or a combination of the following:
(i)withholding from Participant’s wages or other cash compensation payable to Participant by the Company and/or the Employer or any other Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate;
(ii)withholding from proceeds of the sale of Shares acquired upon settlement of the PRSUs either through a voluntary sale or through a mandatory sale arranged by the Company (on Participant’s behalf pursuant to this authorization and without further consent);
(iii)withholding Shares to be issued upon settlement of the PRSUs, provided the Company only withholds the number of Shares necessary to satisfy no more than the maximum statutory withholding amounts;
(iv)Participant’s payment of a cash amount (including by check representing readily available funds or a wire transfer); or
(v)any other arrangement approved by the Committee and permitted under applicable law;
all under such rules as may be established by the Committee and in compliance with the Company’s Insider Trading Policy and 10b5-1 Trading Plan Policy, if applicable; provided however, that if Participant is a Section 16 officer of the Company under the Exchange Act, then the Committee (as constituted in accordance with Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act) shall establish the method of withholding from alternatives (i) – (v) above, and the Committee shall establish such method prior to the tax withholding event.
The Company may withhold or account for Tax-Related Items by considering applicable statutory or other withholding rates, including minimum or maximum rates applicable in Participant’s jurisdiction(s). In the event of over-withholding, Participant may receive a refund of any over-withheld amount in cash (with no entitlement to the equivalent amount in Shares), or if not refunded, Participant may be able to seek a refund from the local tax authorities. In the event of under-withholding, Participant may be required to pay any additional Tax-Related Items directly to the applicable tax authority. If the obligation for Tax-Related Items is satisfied by withholding in Shares, for tax purposes, Participant will be deemed to have been issued the full number of Shares subject to the vested PRSUs, notwithstanding that a number of the Shares are held back solely for the purpose of satisfying the withholding obligation for Tax-Related Items.
The Company may refuse to issue or deliver the Shares or the proceeds of the sale of Shares, if Participant fails to comply with Participant’s obligations in connection with the Tax-Related Items.
7.Nature of Grant. By accepting the PRSUs, Participant acknowledges, understands and agrees that:
(a)the Plan is established voluntarily by the Company, it is discretionary in nature and it may be modified, amended, suspended or terminated by the Company at any time, to the extent permitted by the Plan;
(b)the grant of the PRSUs is exceptional, voluntary and occasional and does not create any contractual or other right to receive future grants of PRSUs, or benefits in lieu of PRSUs, even if PRSUs have been granted in the past;
(c)all decisions with respect to future PRSUs or other grants, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Company;
(d)Participant is voluntarily participating in the Plan;
(e)the PRSUs and Participant’s participation in the Plan will not create a right to employment or be interpreted as forming or amending an employment or service contract with the Company, the Employer or any other Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate and shall not interfere with the ability of the Company, the Employer or any other Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate, as applicable, to terminate Participant’s Service (if any);
(f)the PRSUs and the Shares subject to the PRSUs, and the income from and value of same, are not intended to replace any pension rights or compensation;
(g)the PRSUs and the Shares subject to the PRSUs, and the income from and value of same, are not part of normal or expected compensation for purpose including, but not limited to, calculating any severance, resignation, termination, redundancy, dismissal, end-of-service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, pension or retirement or welfare benefits or similar payments;
(h)unless otherwise agreed with the Company, the PRSUs and the Shares subject to the PRSUs, and the income from and value of same, are not granted as consideration for, or in connection with, the service Participant may provide as a director of a Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate;
(i)the future value of the underlying Shares is unknown, indeterminable and cannot be predicted with certainty;
(j)no claim or entitlement to compensation or damages will arise from forfeiture of the PRSUs resulting from Participant’s termination of Service (regardless of the reason for such termination and whether or not later found to be invalid or in breach of employment laws in the jurisdiction where Participant is employed or the terms of Participant’s employment agreement, if any); and
(k)neither the Company, the Employer nor any Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate will be liable for any foreign exchange rate fluctuation between Participant’s local currency and the United States Dollar that may affect the value of the PRSUs or of any amounts due to Participant pursuant to the settlement of the PRSUs or the subsequent sale of any Shares acquired upon settlement.
8.No Advice Regarding Grant. The Company is not providing any tax, legal or financial advice, nor is the Company making any recommendations regarding Participant’s participation in the Plan, or Participant’s acquisition or sale of the underlying Shares. Participant acknowledges, understands and agrees he or she should consult with his or her own personal tax, legal and financial advisors regarding his or her participation in the Plan before taking any action related to the Plan.
9.Data Privacy. Participant hereby explicitly and unambiguously consents to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of Participant’s personal data as described in this Agreement and any other PRSU grant materials by and among, as applicable, the Employer, the Company and any other Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Plan.
Participant understands that the Company and the Employer may hold certain personal information about Participant, including, but not limited to, Participant’s name, home address, email address and telephone number, date of birth, passport, social insurance number or other identification number (e.g., resident registration number), salary, nationality, job title, any shares of stock or directorships held in the Company, details of all awards or any other entitlement to shares of stock awarded, canceled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding in Participant’s favor (“Data”), for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Plan.
Participant understands that Data may be transferred to E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc., its affiliates or successors, or such other stock plan service provider or other third party as may be selected by the Company in the future, to assist the Company with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan, presently or in the future. Participant understands that the recipients of Data may be located in the United States or elsewhere, and that the recipients’ country (e.g., the United States) may have different data privacy laws and protections than Participant’s country. Participant understands that, if he or she resides outside the United States, he or she may request a list with the names and addresses of any potential recipients of Data by contacting Participant’s local human resources representative. Participant authorizes the Company and any other possible recipients which may assist the Company (presently or in the future) with implementing, administering and managing the Plan to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer Data, in electronic or other form, for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Plan. Participant
understands that Data will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage Participant’s participation in the Plan. Participant understands that, if he or she resides outside the United States, he or she may, at any time, view Data, request information about the storage and processing of Data, require any necessary amendments to Data or refuse or withdraw the consents herein, in any case without cost, by contacting in writing Participant’s local human resources representative. Further, Participant understands that Participant is providing the consents herein on a purely voluntary basis. If Participant does not consent, or if Participant later seeks to revoke Participant’s consent, Participant’s employment status or service with the Employer will not be affected; the only consequence of refusing or withdrawing Participant’s consent is that the Company may not be able to grant PRSUs to Participant or administer or maintain such PRSUs. Therefore, Participant understands that refusing or withdrawing Participant’s consent may affect Participant’s ability to participate in the Plan. For more information on the consequences of Participant’s refusal to consent or withdrawal of consent, Participant understands that he or she may contact Participant’s local human resources representative.
10.Language. Participant acknowledges that he or she is sufficiently proficient in English, or has consulted with an advisor who is proficient in the English language, so as to enable Participant to understand the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Plan. Furthermore, if Participant has received this Agreement or any other document related to the PRSU and/or the Plan translated into a language other than English and if the meaning of the translated version is different than the English version, the English version will control.
11.Country Appendix. Notwithstanding any provisions in this Agreement, the PRSUs will be subject to any additional or different terms and conditions set forth in the Country Appendix for Participant’s country. Moreover, if Participant relocates to one of the countries included in the Country Appendix, the terms and conditions for such country will apply to Participant, to the extent the Company determines that the application of such terms and conditions is necessary or advisable for legal or administrative reasons. The Country Appendix constitutes part of this Agreement.
12.Imposition of Other Requirements. The Company reserves the right to impose other requirements on Participant’s participation in the Plan, on the PRSUs and on any Shares acquired under the Plan, to the extent the Company determines it is necessary or advisable for legal or administrative reasons, and to require Participant to sign any additional agreements or undertakings that may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.
13.Acknowledgement. The Company and Participant agree that the PRSUs are granted under and governed by the Notice, this Agreement and the provisions of the Plan (incorporated herein by reference). Participant: (a) acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Plan and the Plan prospectus, (b) represents that Participant has carefully read and is familiar with their provisions, and (c) hereby accepts the PRSUs subject to all of the terms and conditions set forth herein and those set forth in the Plan and the Notice.
14.Entire Agreement; Enforcement of Rights. This Agreement, the Plan and the Notice constitute the entire agreement and understanding of the parties relating to the subject matter herein and supersede all prior discussions between them. Any prior agreements, commitments or negotiations concerning the purchase of the Shares hereunder are superseded. No adverse modification of or adverse amendment to this Agreement, nor any waiver of any rights under this Agreement, will be effective unless in writing and signed by the parties to this Agreement (which writing and signing may be electronic). The failure by either party to enforce any rights under this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of any rights of such party.
15.Compliance with Laws and Regulations. The issuance of Shares will be subject to and conditioned upon compliance by the Company and Participant with all applicable state, federal and foreign laws and regulations and with all applicable requirements of any stock exchange or automated quotation system on which the Company’s Shares may be listed or quoted at the time of such issuance or transfer. Participant understands that the Company is under no obligation to register or qualify the Shares with any state, federal or foreign securities commission or to seek approval or clearance from any governmental authority for the issuance or sale of the Shares. Further, Participant agrees that the Company shall have unilateral authority to amend the Plan and this Agreement without Participant’s consent to the extent necessary to comply with securities or other laws applicable to issuance of Shares. Finally, the Shares issued pursuant to this Agreement shall be endorsed with appropriate legends, if any, determined by the Company.
16.Severability. If one or more provisions of this Agreement are held to be unenforceable under applicable law, then such provision will be enforced to the maximum extent possible given the intent of the parties hereto. If such clause or provision cannot be so enforced, then (a) such provision will be excluded from this Agreement, (b) the balance of this Agreement will be interpreted as if such provision were so excluded and (c) the balance of this Agreement will be enforceable in accordance with its terms.
17.Governing Law and Venue. This Agreement and all acts and transactions pursuant hereto and the rights and obligations of the parties hereto will be governed, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without giving effect to such state’s conflict of laws rules. Any and all disputes relating to, concerning or arising from this Agreement, or relating to, concerning or arising from the relationship between the parties evidenced by the Plan or this Agreement, will be brought and heard exclusively in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California or the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. Each of the parties hereby represents and agrees that such party is subject to the personal jurisdiction of said courts; hereby irrevocably consents to the jurisdiction of such courts in any legal or equitable proceedings related to, concerning or arising from such dispute, and waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which such party may now or hereafter have that the laying of the venue of any legal or equitable proceedings related to, concerning or arising from such dispute which is brought in such courts is improper or that such proceedings have been brought in an inconvenient forum.
18.No Rights as Employee, Director or Consultant. Nothing in this Agreement will affect in any manner whatsoever any right or power of the Company, or a Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate, may have to terminate Participant’s Service, for any reason, with or without Cause.
19.Consent to Electronic Delivery of All Plan Documents and Disclosures. By Participant’s acceptance of the Notice (whether in writing or electronically), Participant and the Company agree that the PRSUs are granted under and governed by the terms and conditions of the Plan, the Notice and this Agreement. Participant has reviewed the Plan, the Notice and this Agreement in their entirety, has had an opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing this Notice and Agreement, and fully understands all provisions of the Plan, the Notice and this Agreement. Participant hereby agrees to accept as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the Committee upon any questions relating to the Plan, the Notice and this Agreement. Participant further agrees to notify the Company upon any change in Participant’s residence address.
By acceptance of the PRSUs, Participant agrees to participate in the Plan through an on-line or electronic system established and maintained by the Company or a third party designated by the Company and consents to the electronic delivery of the Notice, this Agreement, the Plan, account statements, Plan
prospectuses required by the SEC, U.S. financial reports of the Company, and all other documents that the Company is required to deliver to its security holders (including, without limitation, annual reports and proxy statements) or other communications or information related to the PRSUs and current or future participation in the Plan. Electronic delivery may include the delivery of a link to the Company intranet or the internet site of a third party involved in administering the Plan, the delivery of the document via e-mail or such other delivery determined at the Company’s discretion. Participant acknowledges that Participant may receive from the Company a paper copy of any documents delivered electronically at no cost if Participant contacts the Company by telephone, through a postal service or electronic mail to Stock Administration. Participant further acknowledges that Participant will be provided with a paper copy of any documents delivered electronically if electronic delivery fails; similarly, Participant understands that Participant must provide on request to the Company or any designated third party a paper copy of any documents delivered electronically if electronic delivery fails. Also, Participant understands that Participant’s consent may be revoked or changed, including any change in the electronic mail address to which documents are delivered (if Participant has provided an electronic mail address), at any time by notifying the Company of such revised or revoked consent by telephone, postal service or electronic mail to Stock Administration.
20.Insider Trading Restrictions/Market Abuse Laws. Participant acknowledges that, depending on Participant’s country of residence, the broker’s country, or the country in which the Shares are listed, Participant may be subject to insider trading restrictions and/or market abuse laws in applicable jurisdictions, which may affect Participant’s ability to directly or indirectly, accept, acquire, sell or attempt to sell or otherwise dispose of Shares, or rights to Shares (e.g., PRSUs), or rights linked to the value of Shares, during such times as Participant is considered to have “inside information” regarding the Company (as defined by the laws or regulations in the applicable jurisdiction). Local insider trading laws and regulations may prohibit the cancellation or amendment of orders Participant placed before possessing the inside information. Furthermore, Participant may be prohibited from (i) disclosing the inside information to any third party, including fellow employees (other than on a “need to know” basis) and (ii) “tipping” third parties or causing them to otherwise buy or sell securities. Any restrictions under these laws or regulations are separate from and in addition to any restrictions that may be imposed under the Company’s Insider Trading Policy and 10b5-1 Trading Plan Policy. Participant acknowledges that it is Participant’s responsibility to comply with any applicable restrictions and understands that Participant should consult his or her personal legal advisor on such matters. In addition, Participant acknowledges that he or she read the Company’s Insider Trading Policy, and agrees to comply with such policy, as it may be amended from time to time, whenever Participant acquires or disposes of the Company’s securities.
21.Foreign Asset/Account, Exchange Control and Tax Reporting. Participant may be subject to foreign asset/account, exchange control and/or tax reporting requirements as a result of the acquisition, holding and/or transfer of Shares or cash resulting from his or her participation in the Plan. Participant may be required to report such accounts, assets, the balances therein, the value thereof and/or the transactions related thereto to the applicable authorities in Participant’s country and/or repatriate funds received in connection with the Plan within certain time limits or according to specified procedures. Participant acknowledges that he or she is responsible for ensuring compliance with any applicable foreign asset/account, exchange control and tax reporting requirements and should consult his or her personal legal and tax advisors on such matters.
22.Code Section 409A. For purposes of this Agreement, if Participant is subject to taxation in the U.S., a termination of employment will be determined consistent with the rules relating to a “separation from service” as defined in Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations thereunder
(“Section 409A”). Notwithstanding anything else provided herein, to the extent any payments provided under this Agreement in connection with Participant’s termination of employment constitute deferred compensation subject to Section 409A, and Participant is deemed at the time of such termination of employment to be a “specified employee” under Section 409A, then such payment shall not be made or commence until the earlier of (i) the expiration of the six-month period measured from Participant’s separation from service from the Company or (ii) the date of Participant’s death following such a separation from service; provided, however, that such deferral shall only be effected to the extent required to avoid adverse tax treatment to Participant including, without limitation, the additional tax for which Participant would otherwise be liable under Section 409A(a)(1)(B) in the absence of such a deferral. To the extent any payment under this Agreement may be classified as a “short-term deferral” within the meaning of Section 409A, such payment shall be deemed a short-term deferral, even if it may also qualify for an exemption from Section 409A under another provision of Section 409A. Payments pursuant to this section are intended to constitute separate payments for purposes of Section 1.409A-2(b)(2) of the Treasury Regulations.
23.Award Subject to Company Clawback or Recoupment. The PRSUs shall be subject to clawback or recoupment pursuant to any compensation clawback or recoupment policy adopted by the Board or required by law during the term of Participant’s employment or other Service that is applicable to Participant. In addition to any other remedies available under such policy, applicable law may require the cancellation of Participant’s PRSUs (whether vested or unvested) and the recoupment of any gains realized with respect to Participant’s PRSUs.
BY ACCEPTING THIS AWARD OF PRSUS, PARTICIPANT AGREES TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, IN THE COUNTRY APPENDIX, IN THE NOTICE AND IN THE PLAN.
VOCERA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
2021 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
GLOBAL PERFORMANCE RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
COUNTRY SPECIFIC PROVISIONS FOR EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE THE U.S.
Any capitalized term used in this Country Appendix without definition will have the meaning ascribed to it in the Notice, the Agreement or the Plan, as applicable.
Terms and Conditions
This Country Appendix includes additional terms and conditions that govern the PRSUs granted to Participant under the Plan if Participant resides and/or works in one of the countries below. This Country Appendix forms part of the Agreement.
If Participant is a citizen or resident of a country other than the one in which Participant is currently residing and/or working, or Participant is considered as such for local law purposes, or Participant transfers Service and/or residency to another country after the Date of Grant, the Company will, in its sole discretion, determine to what extent the additional terms and conditions included herein will apply to Participant under these circumstances.
This Country Appendix also includes information relating to exchange control, securities laws, foreign asset/account reporting and other issues of which Participant should be aware with respect to Participant’s participation in the Plan. The information is based on the securities, exchange control, foreign asset/account reporting and other laws in effect in the respective countries as of April 2021. Such laws are complex and change frequently. As a result, Participant should not rely on the information herein as the only source of information relating to the consequences of Participant’s participation in the Plan because the information may be out of date at the time that Participant vests in the PRSUs, sells Shares acquired under the Plan or takes any other action in connection with the Plan.
In addition, the information is general in nature and may not apply to Participant’s particular situation, and the Company is not in a position to assure Participant of any particular result. Accordingly, Participant should seek appropriate professional advice as to how the relevant laws in Participant’s country may apply to Participant’s situation.
Finally, if Participant is a citizen or resident of a country other than the one in which Participant is currently working and/or residing, or Participant is considered as such for local law purposes, or Participant transfers Service and/or residency to another country after the Date of Grant, the information contained herein may not apply to Participant in the same manner.
EUROPEAN UNION (“EU”) / EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”) MEMBER STATES AND THE UNITED KINGDOM
Terms and Conditions
Data Privacy. The following provisions replace Section 9 of the Agreement:
(a)Data Collection and Usage. Participant is hereby notified of the collection, processing and use of certain personal information about Participant, including, but not limited to, Participant’s name, home address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, social insurance number, passport or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title, any Shares or directorships held in the Company, details of all awards granted under the Plan or any other entitlement to Shares awarded, canceled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding in Participant’s favor (“Data”), in connection with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. The processing activity is pursuant to the Company’s legitimate business interest of providing the benefits under the Plan to Participant and generally administering employee equity awards granted under the Plan. Participant may opt out of such processing, although this would mean that the Company could not grant awards under the Plan to Participant. For questions about opting out, Participant should contact his or her local human resources representative.
(b)International Data Transfers. The Company is based in the U.S. The EU / EEA member states and the United Kingdom have different data privacy laws and protections than the U.S. The Company provides appropriate safeguards for protecting Data that it receives in the U.S. from its Subsidiaries and Affiliates in the EU / EEA member states and the United Kingdom. The Company’s legal basis for its transfer of Data is its adherence to the EU Standard Contractual Clauses in its data transfer agreements with its Subsidiaries and Affiliates in the EU / EEA member states and the United Kingdom.
(c)Stock Plan Administration Service Providers. The Company will transfer Data to E*TRADE Financial Services, Inc. and E*TRADE Securities LLC (“E*TRADE”), an independent service provider based in the U.S. which is assisting the Company with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. The Company may select a different service provider or additional service providers and share Data with such other provider serving in a similar manner. Participant may be asked to agree on separate terms and data processing practices with the service provider, with such agreement being a condition to the ability to participate in the Plan. E*TRADE is based in the U.S. The EU / EEA member states and the United Kingdom have different data privacy laws and protections than the U.S. By signing below or, in case this information is presented electronically, by clicking the “Accept” or similar button implemented into the relevant webpage or platform, Participant agrees to the transfer of Data to E*TRADE for the exclusive purpose of administering Participant's participation in the Plan. The Company's legal basis for the transfer of Data to E*TRADE is Participant's consent.
(d)Voluntariness and Consequences of Denial or Withdrawal of Consent. Participation in the Plan is voluntary and Participant is providing the consent herein on a purely voluntary basis. If Participant does not consent, or if Participant later seeks to revoke the consent, Participant’s salary from or employment with the Employer will not be affected. The only consequence of refusing or withdrawing consent is that the Company would not be able to grant the PRSUs or other awards under the Plan or administer or maintain such awards.
(e)Data Retention. The Company will hold and use Data only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage Participant’s participation in the Plan, or as required to comply with legal or regulatory obligations, including under tax and security laws.
(f)Data Subject Rights. To the extent provided by law, Participant has the right to (i) request access to or copies of Data the Company processes, (ii) rectify incorrect Data, (iii) delete Data, (iv) restrict the processing of Data, (v) restrict the portability of Data, (vi) lodge complaints with competent authorities in Participant’s country, and/or (vii) receive a list with the names and addresses of any potential recipients of Data. To receive clarification regarding these rights or to exercise these
rights, Participant can contact his or her local human resources representative.
Terms and Conditions
Australian Offer Document. The Company is pleased to provide Participant with this offer to participate in the Plan. This offer sets out information regarding the grant of PRSUs to Australian resident Employees. This information is provided by the Company to ensure compliance of the Plan with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) Class Order 14/1000 and relevant provisions of the Corporations Act 2001.
In addition to the information set out in the Agreement and this Country Appendix, Participant is also being provided with copies of the following documents:
(a)the Plan; and
(b)the Plan prospectus;
(c)Insider Trading Policy;
(d)Data Privacy Addendum; and
(e)Employee Information Supplement
(collectively, the “Additional Documents”).
The Additional Documents provide further information to help Participant make an informed investment decision about participating in the Plan. Neither the Plan nor the Plan prospectus is a prospectus for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001.
Participant should not rely upon any oral statements made in relation to this offer. Participant should rely only upon the statements contained in the Agreement (including this Country Appendix) and the Additional Documents when considering participation in the Plan.
Tax Information. The Plan is a plan to which Subdivision 83A-C of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) applies (subject to conditions in the Act).
Securities Law Information. Investment in Shares involves a degree of risk. Eligible Employees who elect to participate in the Plan should monitor their participation and consider all risk factors relevant to the acquisition of Shares under the Plan as set forth below and in the Additional Documents.
The information herein is general information only. It is not advice or information that takes into account Participant’s objectives, financial situation and needs. Participant should consider obtaining his or her own financial product advice from a person who is licensed by ASIC to give such advice.
Additional Risk Factors for Australian Residents. Participant should have regard to risk factors relevant to investment in securities generally and, in particular, to holding Shares. For example, the price at which an individual Share is quoted on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) may increase or decrease due to a number of factors. There is no guarantee that the price of a Share will increase. Factors that may affect the price of an individual Share include fluctuations in the domestic and international market for listed stocks, general economic conditions, including interest rates, inflation rates, commodity and oil prices, changes to government fiscal, monetary or regulatory policies, legislation or regulation, the nature of the markets in which the Company operates and general operational and business risks.
More information about potential factors that could affect the Company’s business and financial results will be included in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Copies of these reports are available at www.sec.gov, on the Company’s investor’s page at investors.vocera.com, and upon request to the Company.
In addition, Participant should be aware that the Australian dollar (“AUD”) value of any Shares acquired under the Plan will be affected by the USD/AUD exchange rate. Participation in the Plan involves certain risks related to fluctuations in this rate of exchange.
Common Stock in a U.S. Corporation. Common stock of a U.S. corporation is analogous to ordinary shares of an Australian corporation. Each holder of a Share is entitled to one vote. Dividends may be paid on the Shares out of any funds of the Company legally available for dividends at the discretion of the Board. Further, Shares are not liable to any further calls for payment of capital or for other assessment by the Company and have no sinking fund provisions, pre-emptive rights, conversion rights or redemption provisions.
Ascertaining the Market Price of Shares. Participant may ascertain the current market price of an individual Share as traded on the NYSE under the symbol “VCRA” at www.nyse.com/quote/XNYS:VCRA. The AUD equivalent of that price can be obtained at www.rba.gov.au/statistics/frequency/exchange-rates.html. Please note that this is not a prediction of what the market price of the Shares will be on any applicable vesting date or when Shares are issued to Participant (or at any other time), or of the applicable exchange rate at such time.
Terms and Conditions
Settlement. The following provision supplements Section 1 of the Agreement:
Notwithstanding the discretion contained in Section 9.2 of the Plan, the PRSUs will be settled in Shares only, not in cash or a combination of cash and Shares.
Termination. The following provisions replace Section 5(a) of the Agreement:
If Participant’s Service terminates for any reason, all unvested PRSUs will be forfeited to the Company forthwith, and all rights of Participant to such PRSUs will immediately terminate without payment of any consideration to Participant. Participant’s Service will be considered terminated (regardless of the reason for such termination and whether or not later found to be invalid or in breach of employment laws in the jurisdiction where Participant is providing services or the terms of Participant’s employment or service agreement, if any) as of the date that is the earlier of (i) the date Participant’s Service terminates, and (ii) the date Participant receives notice of termination. In either case, the date shall exclude any period during which notice, pay in lieu of notice or related payments or damages are provided or required to be provided under local law. For greater certainty, Participant will not be entitled to any pro-rated vesting for that portion of time before the date on which Participant’s right to vest terminates, nor will Participant be entitled to any compensation for lost vesting.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if applicable employment standards legislation explicitly requires continued vesting during a statutory notice period, Participant acknowledges that his or her right to vest in the PRSUs, if any, will terminate effective as of the last day of Participant’s minimum statutory notice period, but Participant will not earn or be entitled to pro-rata vesting if such date falls after the end of Participant’s statutory notice period, nor will Participant be entitled to any compensation for lost vesting.
In case of any dispute as to whether and when a termination of Service has occurred, the Committee will have sole discretion to determine whether such termination of Service has occurred and the effective date of such termination.
The following provisions will apply if Participant is a resident of Quebec:
Language Consent. The parties acknowledge that it is their express wish that the Agreement, as well as all documents, notices and legal proceedings entered into, given or instituted pursuant hereto or relating directly or indirectly hereto, be drawn up in English.
Consentement Relatif à la Langue. Les parties reconnaissent avoir exigé la rédaction en anglais de cette convention, ainsi que de tous documents exécutés, avis donnés et procédures judiciaries intentées, directement ou indirectement, relativement à ou suite à la présente convention.
Data Privacy. The following provisions supplement Section 9 of the Agreement:
Participant hereby authorizes the Company and the Company’s representatives to discuss with and obtain all relevant information from all personnel, professional or not, involved in the administration and operation of the Plan. Participant further authorizes the Company, any Parent, Subsidiary and Affiliate, and any stock plan service provider that may be selected by the Company to assist with the Plan to disclose and discuss the Plan with their respective advisors. Participant further authorizes the Company and any Parent, Subsidiary and Affiliate to record such information and to keep such information in Participant’s employee file.
Securities Law Information. Participant is permitted to sell Shares acquired under the Plan through the designated broker appointed under the Plan, if any, provided the resale of Shares acquired under the Plan takes place outside Canada through facilities of a stock exchange on which the Shares are listed. The Shares are currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “VCRA.”
Foreign Asset/Account Reporting Information. Foreign property, including Shares and other rights to receive Shares (e.g., PRSUs), of a non-Canadian company must generally be reported annually on a Form T1135 (Foreign Income Verification Statement), if the total cost of Participant’s foreign assets exceeds C$100,000 at any time during the year. The PRSUs must be reported, generally at nil cost, if the C$100,000 threshold is exceeded because of other foreign property held by Participant. When Shares are acquired, their cost generally is the adjusted cost base (“ACB”) of the Shares, ordinarily equal to the Fair Market Value of the Shares at the time of acquisition, but if Participant owns Shares of the Company, the ACB may have to be averaged with the ACB of the other Shares. Participant should consult with a personal advisor to ensure compliance with applicable reporting obligations.
Exchange Control Information. Indian residents are required to repatriate to India any proceeds from the sale of Shares acquired under the Plan and any cash dividends within such period of time as is required under applicable regulations. Participant should obtain a foreign inward remittance certificate (“FIRC”) from the bank where Participant deposits the foreign currency. Participant should maintain the FIRC as evidence of the repatriation of funds in the event the Reserve Bank of India or the Employer requests proof of repatriation.
Foreign Asset/Account Reporting Information. Indian residents are required to declare any foreign bank accounts and any foreign financial assets (including Shares held outside India) in their annual tax return. Participant should consult with personal tax advisor to determine his or her personal reporting obligations.
Director Notification Obligation. Directors, shadow directors or secretaries of an Irish Subsidiary or Affiliate, whose interests in the Company represent more than 1% of the Company’s voting share capital, must notify the Irish Subsidiary or Affiliate, as applicable, in writing when (i) receiving or disposing of an
interest in the Company (e.g., the PRSUs, Shares, etc.), (ii) becoming aware of the event giving rise to the notification requirement, or (iii) becoming a director or secretary if such an interest exists at the time. This notification requirement also applies with respect to the interests of a spouse or minor children of such individuals (whose interests will be attributed to the director, shadow director or secretary).
Securities Law Information. The PRSUs are being granted pursuant to the “Qualifying Person” exemption under section 273(1)(f) of the Singapore Securities and Futures Act (Chapter 289, 2006 Ed.) (“SFA”). The Plan has not been lodged or registered as a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Participant should note that the PRSUs are subject to section 257 of the SFA, and that Participant will not be able to make any subsequent sale of Shares in Singapore or any offer of such subsequent sale of the Shares underlying the PRSUs in Singapore, unless such sale or offer is made (i) after six months from the Date of Grant, (ii) pursuant to the exemptions under Part XIII Division (1) Subdivision (4) (other than section 280) of the SFA, or (iii) pursuant to, and in accordance with, the conditions of any other applicable provisions of the SFA.
Director Notification Obligation. If Participant is a director, associate director or shadow director of a Singapore Subsidiary or Affiliate, Participant is subject to certain notification requirements under the Singapore Companies Act, regardless of whether Participant is a Singapore resident or employed in Singapore. Among these requirements is an obligation to notify the Singapore Subsidiary or Affiliate writing of an interest in the Company (e.g., PRSUs, Shares) or any related companies within two business days of (i) its acquisition or disposal, (ii) any change in a previously disclosed interest, or (iii) becoming a director, if Participant holds such an interest at the time.
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Securities Law Information. The grant of PRSUs is available only for select employees of the Company or a Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate, and is in the nature of providing equity incentives to employees in the United Arab Emirates. The Plan, the Notice and the Agreement and any other Plan materials (collectively, the “Plan Documents”) are intended for distribution only to such eligible employees and must not be delivered to, or relied on by any other person. Prospective purchasers of securities should conduct their own due diligence.
The Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority has no responsibility for reviewing or verifying any documents in connection with this statement, including the Plan Documents, or any other incidental communication materials distributed in connection with the PRSUs. Further, neither the Ministry of Economy nor the Dubai Department of Economic Development has approved this statement nor taken steps to verify the information set out in it, and has no responsibility for it. Residents of the United Arab Emirates who have any questions regarding the contents of the Plan, the Notice and the Agreement should obtain independent professional advice.
Terms and Conditions
Settlement. The following provisions supplement Section 1 of the Agreement:
Notwithstanding the discretion contained in Section 9.2 of the Plan, the PRSUs will be settled in Shares only, not in cash or a combination of cash and Shares.
Taxes. The following provisions supplement Section 6 of the Agreement:
Without limitation to Section 6 of the Agreement, Participant agrees that Participant is liable for all Tax-Related Items and hereby covenants to pay all such Tax-Related Items as and when requested by the Company or, if different, the Employer or by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”) (or any other tax authority or any other relevant authority). Participant also agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the Company or the Employer against any Tax-Related Items that they are required to pay or withhold or have paid or will pay to HMRC (or any other tax authority or any other relevant authority) on Participant’s behalf.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Participant is a director or executive officer of the Company (within the meaning of Section 13(k) of the Exchange Act), the terms of the immediately foregoing provision will not apply. In such case, if any amount of income tax is not collected from or paid by Participant within 90 days of the end of the U.K. tax year in which an event giving rise to the indemnification described above occurs, the amount of any uncollected income tax may constitute a benefit to Participant on which additional income tax and National Insurance contributions (“NICs”) may be payable. Participant is responsible for reporting and paying any income tax due on this additional benefit directly to HMRC under the self-assessment regime and for paying the Company or the Employer (as applicable) for the value of any employee NICs due on this additional benefit, which the Company and/or the Employer may collect by any of the means referred to in Section 6 of the Agreement.
Joint Election. As a condition of participation in the Plan and the vesting of the PRSUs, Participant agrees to accept any liability for secondary Class 1 NICs that may be payable by the Company or the Employer (or any successor to the Company or the Employer) in connection with the PRSUs and any event giving rise to Tax-Related Items (the “Employer NICs”). Without prejudice to the foregoing, Participant agrees to execute a joint election with the Company and/or the Employer, the form of such Joint Election being formally approved by HMRC (the “Joint Election”), and any other consent or elections required by the Company or the Employer in respect of the Employer NICs liability. Participant further agrees to execute such other elections as may be required by any successor to the Company and/or the Employer for the purpose of continuing the effectiveness of the Joint Election. The Employer NICs may be collected by the Company and/or the Employer using any of the means referred to in Section 6 of the Agreement.
If Participant does not enter into the Joint Election, if approval of the Joint Election has been withdrawn by HMRC, if the Joint Election is revoked by the Company or the Employer (as applicable), or if the Joint Election is jointly revoked by Participant and the Company or the Employer (as applicable), the Company, in its sole discretion and without any liability to the Company or the Employer, may choose not to issue or deliver any Shares or proceeds from the sale of Shares to Participant upon settlement of the PRSUs.