Form of Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement (Executives - 2019 Plan)
EX-10.3 3 formpsuawardagreemente.htm FORM OF PERFORMANCE STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT (EXECUTIVES-2019 PLAN) Exhibit
WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP INC.
EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
(For Employee with Employment Agreement)
This Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement (“Agreement”) made as of _____________, 20___ (the “Award Date”) among Washington Prime Group Inc., an Indiana corporation (the “Company”), its subsidiary, Washington Prime Group, L.P., an Indiana limited partnership and the entity through which the Company conducts substantially all of its operations (the “Partnership”), and the individual listed as participant on the signature page hereto (the “Participant”).
A.The Participant is an employee of the Company or one of its Affiliates and provides services to the Partnership.
B. The Partnership has adopted the 2019 Washington Prime Group, L.P. Stock Incentive Plan (as further amended, restated or supplemented from time to time hereafter, the “Plan”) to provide, among others, employees of the Partnership or an Affiliate (including the Company) with equity-based incentives to maintain and enhance the performance and profitability of the Partnership and the Company. Capitalized terms used herein without definitions shall have the meanings given to those terms in the Plan unless otherwise indicated.
C. Reference is made to the Amended and Restated Employment Agreement between the Participant and the Company dated as of ___________ (the “Employment Agreement”). This Award is intended to comply with the terms of the Employment Agreement and the terms of the Plan, and if there are any inconsistencies or ambiguity between (x) the same, then the terms of the Plan shall control, or (y) the Employment Agreement and this Agreement, then this Agreement shall control. For avoidance of doubt, the provisions of Section 7 of this Agreement shall override any similar provisions in the Employment Agreement.
D. This Agreement evidences an award (the “Award”) of the number of performance stock units (“Performance Stock Units”) specified in Section 2 of this Agreement, as approved by the Committee.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Company, the Partnership and the Participant agree as follows:
1. Administration; Incorporation of the Plan. This Award shall be administered by the Committee which has the powers and authority as set forth in the Plan. The Committee will make the determinations and certifications required by this Award as promptly as reasonably practicable following the occurrence of the event or events necessitating such determinations or certifications. The provisions of the Plan are hereby incorporated by reference as if set forth herein. Should there be any conflict between the terms of this Agreement on the one hand, and the Plan on the other hand, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail.
(a) Grant of PSUs. Pursuant to, and subject to, the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Plan, the Participant is hereby granted _________________ (_________) Performance Stock Units as of the Award Date (the “Target PSU”). Each Performance Stock Unit represents a conditional right to receive one share of Common Stock.
(b) Vesting. The Performance Stock Units granted hereunder shall be performance based and shall vest on __________, 20__ or such earlier date pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Employment Agreement (the “Vesting Date”), based on the achievement of the performance goal as described on Exhibit X attached hereto (“Exhibit X”), and upon certification of achievement by the Compensation Committee, provided that the Participant is actively employed by the Company in “good standing” through Vesting Date and is in continued compliance with the provisions of Section 7 of this Agreement. The Committee shall in its sole and absolute discretion determine the “good standing” of the Participant, and in making such determination, the Committee may consider such factors as it deems appropriate including, but not limited to, whether the Participant was placed on a performance plan or received corrective action or counseling.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of a termination of Participant’s employment with the Company prior to the Vesting Date, Participant’s then unvested Performance Stock Units shall be forfeited or vest in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Employment Agreement, and in the event of a Change in Control, Participant’s then unvested Performance Stock Units shall be treated in the manner set forth in Section 5 of the Employment Agreement.
(c) Settlement. As soon as practicable following the Vesting Date (but in no event later than March 15 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the Vesting Date occurs), subject to Section 4 (pertaining to withholding of taxes), the Company shall deliver to the Participant one share of Common Stock in respect of each of the Performance Stock Units that vested as of the Vesting Date free of any restrictions (including any dividend equivalent rights that are paid in shares of Common Stock in accordance with Section 5 below).
3. Restrictions. Subject to any exceptions set forth in the Plan, no Performance Stock Unit granted hereunder may be sold, exchanged, transferred, assigned, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise disposed of or hedged, in any manner (including through the use of any cash-settled instrument), whether voluntarily or involuntarily and whether by operation of law or otherwise, other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. Any sale, exchange, transfer, assignment, pledge, hypothecation, or other disposition in violation of the provisions of this Section 3 will be null and void and any Performance Stock Unit which is hedged in any manner will immediately be forfeited. All of the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement will be binding upon any permitted successors and assigns. Except as provided in Section 5 of this Agreement, a Performance Stock Unit shall not entitle the Participant to any incidents of ownership (including, without limitation, dividend and voting rights) in any Share until the Participant is issued the Share to which such Performance Stock Unit relates pursuant to Section 2(c) hereof.
4. Tax Withholding. No later than the date as of which an amount first becomes includible in the gross income of the Participant for federal, state, local or foreign income tax purposes with respect to any Performance Stock Units, the Participant will pay to the Company or make arrangements satisfactory to the Company regarding the payment of any United States federal, state or local or foreign taxes of any kind required by law to be withheld with respect to the Performance Stock Units. The obligations of the Company under this Agreement shall be conditioned on compliance by the Participant with this Section 4, and the Company shall, to the extent permitted by law, have the right to deduct any such taxes from any payment otherwise due to the Participant, including deducting such amount from the delivery of Shares issued upon settlement of the Performance Stock Units, that gives rise to the withholding requirement.
5. Dividend Equivalent Rights. So long as the Award is outstanding, the Participant shall be paid (in shares of Common Stock as set forth below) dividend equivalent payments equal to the regular cash dividends paid on the shares of Common Stock covered by this Award as if such Shares had been delivered pursuant to such Award, notwithstanding that such Shares are in respect of unvested Performance Stock Units. Such dividend equivalents will be deemed reinvested in additional Performance Stock Units which will themselves accrue dividend equivalents. Unless the Company determines otherwise in its sole discretion, the dividend equivalents paid pursuant to this Section 5 shall be paid by the issuance of Shares of Common Stock based on the average of the closing prices of the Common Stock for the twenty (20) trading days prior to the dividend payment date, and shall accrue and be held in escrow by the Company and be subject to the same restrictions as the Performance Stock Units with regard to which they are issued, including without limitation, as to vesting (including accelerated vesting) and shall be delivered to the Participant at the time the corresponding shares of Common Stock are delivered to the Participant in accordance with Section 2(c). The Participant will not receive escrowed dividend equivalents on any Performance Stock Units which are forfeited and all such dividend equivalents shall be forfeited along with the Performance Stock Units which are forfeited. For the avoidance of doubt, the provisions of this Section 5 shall not apply to any extraordinary dividends or distributions. The Participant will have only the rights of a general unsecured creditor of the Company in respect of such dividend equivalent payments until delivered as specified herein.
6. Tax Representations. The Participant hereby represents and warrants to the Company as follows:
(a) The Participant has reviewed with the Participant’s own tax advisors the federal, state, local and foreign tax consequences of this Award and the transactions contemplated by this Agreement. The Participant is relying solely on such advisors and not on any statements or representations of the Company or any of its employees or agents.
(b) The Participant understands that the Participant (and not the Company) shall be responsible for the Participant’s own tax liability that may arise as a result of this Award or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
7. Restrictive Covenants.
(a) Confidential Information. During such time as the Participant is employed by the Company and thereafter, the Participant shall keep secret and retain in the strictest confidence, and shall hold in a fiduciary capacity for the benefit of the Company all secret or confidential information, knowledge or data relating to the Company or any of its affiliated companies, and their respective businesses, including without limitation, any data, information, ideas, knowledge and papers pertaining to the customers, prospective customers, prospective products or business methods of the Company, including without limitation the business methods, plans and procedures of the Company, that shall have been obtained by the Participant during the Participant’s employment by the Company or any of its affiliated companies and that shall not be or become public knowledge (other than by acts by the Participant or representatives of the Participant in violation of this Agreement). After termination of the Participant’s employment with the Company, the Participant shall not, without the prior written consent of the Company or as may otherwise be required by law or legal process after reasonable advance written notice to the Company, use, communicate or divulge any such information, knowledge or data, directly or indirectly, to anyone other than the Company and those designated by it. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall prohibit the Participant from disclosing or using information (i) which is now known by or hereafter becomes available to the general public (other than by acts by the Participant or representatives of the Participant in violation of this Agreement); (ii) which became known to the Participant from a source other than Company, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, other than as a result of a breach (known or which should have been known to the Participant) by such source of an obligation of confidentiality owed by it to Company, or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates (but not if such information was known by the Participant at such time of disclosure or use to be confidential); (iii) in connection with the proper performance of Participant’s duties to the Company, (iv) which is otherwise legally required (but only if the Participant gives reasonable advance notice to the Company of such disclosure obligation to the extent legally permitted, and cooperates with the Company (at the Company’s expense), if requested, in resisting such disclosure) or (v) which is reasonably appropriate in connection with a litigation or arbitration related to Participant’s employment with the Company or this Agreement.
(b) Non-competition. During the period commencing on the Award Date and ending one (1) year after the termination of Participant’s employment by the Company (the “Covenant Period”), the Participant shall not engage in, have an interest in, or otherwise be employed by or, as an owner, operator, partner, member, manager, employee, officer, director, consultant, advisor, lender, or representative, associate with, or permit Participant’s name to be used in connection with the activities of, any business or organization engaged in the ownership, development, management, leasing, expansion or acquisition of indoor or outdoor shopping centers or malls (the “Business”) that, (i) if such business or organization is a public company, has a market capitalization of greater than $1 billion or, (ii) if such business or organization is a private company, has assets which may be reasonably valued of more than $1 billion, in (x) North America or (y) any country outside of North America in which the Company or any of its affiliates is engaged in the ownership, development,
management, leasing, expansion or acquisition of indoor or outdoor shopping centers or malls, or has indicated an intent to do so or interest in doing so as evidenced by a written plan or proposal prepared by or presented to senior management of the Company prior to the date the Participant’s employment with the Company terminates; other than for or on behalf of, or at the request of, the Company or any affiliate; provided, that passive ownership of less than two percent (2%) of the outstanding stock of any publicly traded corporation (or private company through an investment in a hedge fund or private equity fund, or similar vehicle) shall not be deemed to be a violation of this Section 7(b) solely by reason thereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the provisions of this Section 7(b) shall not be violated by the Participant being employed by, associating with or otherwise providing services to a subsidiary, division or unit of any entity where such entity has a subsidiary, division or unit (other than the subsidiary, division or unit with which the Participant is employed, associated with or otherwise provides services to) which is engaged in the Business so long as the Participant does not provide services or advice, with or without specific compensation, to the subsidiary, division or unit engaged in the Business.
(c) Non-Solicitation of Employees. During the Covenant Period, the Participant shall not, directly or indirectly, (i) induce or attempt to induce any employee of the Company to leave the employ of the Company or in any way interfere with the relationship between the Company, on the one hand, and any employee thereof, on the other hand, (ii) hire any person who was an employee of the Company until one (1) year after such individual’s employment relationship with the Company has been terminated or (iii) induce or attempt to induce any customer, supplier, licensee or other business relation of the Company to cease doing business with the Company, or in any way knowingly interfere with the relationship between any such customer, supplier, licensee or business relation, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand; provided, that solicitations incidental to general advertising or other general solicitations in the ordinary course not specifically targeted at such persons and employment of any person not otherwise solicited in violation hereof shall not be considered a violation of this Section 7(c). The Participant shall not be in violation of this Section 7(c) solely by providing a reference for a former employee of the Company.
(d) Non-Disparagement. The Participant agrees not to make any public disparaging, negative, or defamatory comments about the Company including the Company’s business, its directors, officers, employees, parents, subsidiaries, partners, affiliates, operating divisions, representatives or agents, or any of them, whether written, oral, or electronic. In particular, the Participant agrees to make no public statements including, but not limited to, press releases, statements to journalists, employees, prospective employers, interviews, editorials, commentaries, or speeches, that disparage or may disparage the Company’s business, are critical of the Company or its business, or would cast the Company or its business in a negative light. In addition to the confidentiality requirements set forth in this Agreement and those imposed by law, the Participant further agrees not to provide any third party, directly or indirectly, with any documents, papers, recordings, e-mail, internet postings, or other written or recorded communications referring or relating the Company’s business, that would support, directly or indirectly, any disparaging, negative or defamatory statement, whether written or oral. This
Section 7(d) shall not be violated by (i) responding publicly to incorrect, disparaging, or derogatory public statements to the extent reasonably necessary to correct or refute such public statements or (ii) making any truthful statement to the extent (y) reasonably necessary in connection with any litigation, arbitration, or mediation or (z) required by law or by any court, arbitrator, mediator or administrative or legislative body (including any committee thereof) with apparent jurisdiction to order the person to disclose or make accessible such information. The Company agrees not to make any public statement which is disparaging or defamatory about the Participant, whether written, oral, or electronic. The Company’s obligations under the preceding sentence shall be limited to communications by its senior corporate executives having the rank of Senior Vice President or above and any member of the Board (“Specified Executives”), and it is agreed and understood that any such communication by any Specified Executive (or by any executive at the behest of a Specified Executive) shall be deemed to be a breach of this Section 7(d) by the Company.
(e) Prior Notice Required. The Participant hereby agrees that, prior to accepting employment with any other person or entity during the Covenant Period, the Participant will provide such prospective employer with written notice of the provisions of this Section 7, with a copy of such notice delivered simultaneously to the General Counsel of the Company.
(f) Return of Company Property/Passwords. The Participant hereby expressly covenants and agrees that following termination of the Participant’s employment with the Company for any reason or at any time upon the Company’s written request, the Participant will promptly return to the Company all property of the Company in Participant’s possession or control (whether maintained at Participant’s office, home or elsewhere), including, without limitation, all Company passwords, credit cards, keys, beepers, laptop computers, cell phones and all copies of all management studies, business or strategic plans, budgets, notebooks and other printed, typed or written materials, documents, diaries, calendars and data of or relating to the Company or its personnel or affairs. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Participant shall be permitted to retain Participant’s rolodex (or similar list of personal contacts), compensation-related data, information needed for tax purposes and other personal items.
(g) Participant Covenants Generally.
(i) The Participant’s covenants as set forth in this Section 7 are from time to time referred to herein as the “Participant Covenants.” If any of the Participant Covenants is finally held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable (whether in whole or in part), such Participant Covenant shall be deemed modified to the extent, but only to the extent, of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability and the remaining Participant Covenants shall not be affected thereby; provided, however, that if any of the Participant Covenants is finally held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable because it exceeds the maximum scope determined to be acceptable to permit such provision to be enforceable, such Participant Covenant will be deemed to be modified to the minimum extent necessary to modify such scope in order to make such provision enforceable hereunder.
(ii) The Participant understands that the foregoing restrictions may limit Participant’s ability to earn a livelihood in a business similar to the business of the Company and its controlled affiliates, but the Participant nevertheless believes that Participant has received and will receive sufficient consideration and other benefits as an employee of the Company and as otherwise provided hereunder to clearly justify such restrictions which, in any event (given Participant’s education, skills and ability), the Participant does not believe would prevent Participant from otherwise earning a living. The Participant has carefully considered the nature and extent of the restrictions placed upon Participant by this Section 7, and hereby acknowledges and agrees that the same are reasonable in time and territory and do not confer a benefit upon the Company disproportionate to the detriment of the Participant.
(h) Enforcement. Because the Participant’s services are unique and because the Participant has access to confidential information, the parties hereto agree that money damages would be an inadequate remedy for any breach of this Section 7. Therefore, in the event of a breach or threatened breach of this Section 7, the Company or its respective successors or assigns may, in addition to other rights and remedies existing in their favor at law or in equity, apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for specific performance and/or injunctive relief in order to enforce, or prevent any violations of, the provisions hereof (without posting a bond or other security) or require the Participant to account for and pay over to the Company all compensation, profits, moneys, accruals or other benefits derived from or received as a result of any transactions constituting a breach of the covenants contained herein, if and when final judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction is so entered against the Participant.
(i) Interpretation. For purposes of this Section 7, references to “the Company” shall mean the Company as hereinbefore defined and any of its controlled affiliated companies.
8. Amendment. No amendment of this Agreement shall materially adversely impair the rights of the Participant without the Participant’s consent, except such an amendment made to comply with applicable law (including Applicable Exchange listing standards or accounting rules) or avoid the incurrence of tax penalties under Section 409A of the Code.
9. Successors and Assigns. This Agreement will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successors and assigns of the Company. Subject to the restrictions on transfer set forth herein, this Agreement will be binding upon the Participant and the Participant’s beneficiary, if applicable.
10. Captions. Captions provided herein are for convenience only and shall not affect the scope, meaning, intent or interpretation of the provisions of this Agreement.
11. Severability; Entire Agreement. If any provision of the Plan or this Agreement is finally held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable (whether in whole or in part), such provision will be deemed modified to the extent, but only to the extent, of such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability and the remaining provisions will not be affected thereby; provided that if any of such provision is finally held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable because it exceeds the maximum
scope determined to be acceptable to permit such provision to be enforceable, such provision will be deemed to be modified to the minimum extent necessary to modify such scope in order to make such provision enforceable hereunder. The Plan and this Agreement contain the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter thereof and supersede all prior agreements, promises, covenants, arrangements, communications, representations and warranties between them, whether written or oral with respect to the subject matter thereof.
12. Clawback. The Participant acknowledges that all securities issued and payments made pursuant to this Award are subject to clawback by the Company to the extent required by applicable law or the policies of the Company as in effect from time to time.
13. Governing Law; Choice of Forum. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Indiana, without reference to principles of conflict of laws. Venue for a dispute in respect of this Agreement shall be the federal courts located in Columbus, Ohio.
14. Acceptance. The Participant hereby acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Plan and this Agreement. The Participant has read and understands the terms and provisions thereof, and accepts the Performance Stock Units subject to all of the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement.
15. Section 409A. The amounts payable under this Agreement are intended to avoid the incurrence of tax penalties under Section 409A of the Code. This Agreement shall in all respects be administered in accordance with Section 409A of the Code. Each payment under this Agreement shall be treated as a separate payment for purposes of Section 409A of the Code. In no event may the Participant, directly or indirectly, designate the calendar year of any payment to be made under this Agreement. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in the event that the Participant is a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code (as determined in accordance with the methodology established by the Company as in effect on the Date of Termination), amounts that constitute “nonqualified deferred compensation” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code that would otherwise be payable and benefits that would otherwise be provided hereunder during the six-month period immediately following the Participant’s separation from service shall instead be paid, with interest in the case of cash payments (calculated at the applicable federal rate) determined as of the separation from service, or provided on the first business day after the date that is six months following the Participant’s separation from service; provided that, if the Participant dies following the Participant’s separation from service and prior to the payment of the any amounts delayed on account of Section 409A of the Code hereunder, such amounts shall be paid to the personal representative of the Participant’s estate within 30 days after the date of the Participant’s death.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Agreement to be executed as of the ___ day of _____________, 20___.
WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP INC.,
an Indiana corporation
an Indiana corporation
WASHINGTON PRIME GROUP, L.P.,
an Indiana limited partnership
an Indiana limited partnership
By: Washington Prime Group Inc.,
an Indiana corporation, its general partner
an Indiana corporation, its general partner
[Signature Page to WPG Employee PSU Award Agreement]
PSU Performance Goals for 20____ Annual Award
1. Except as expressly provided in the Employment Agreement, the performance goals for the Performance Period (as defined below) shall be based on the Company’s relative total shareholder return (“TSR”) percentile for the Performance Period.
2. Unvested PSUs shall be earned if the Company ranks in the following TSR percentiles for the Performance Period:
WPG 3-Year TSR
There shall be interpolation on a straight-line basis (i.e., linearly interpolated) between the foregoing levels of achievement.
3. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company’s absolute TSR for the Performance Period is negative, the maximum payment shall be 100% of the Target PSU.
4. Subject to the terms of the Agreement and the Employment Agreement, the number of PSUs earned during the Performance Period shall vest on _____________ (or such earlier date as provided by the applicable provisions of the Employment Agreement), provided Participant remains in continuous active employment with the Company and its Affiliates in “good standing” through such date and is in continued compliance with the provisions of Section 7 of this Agreement. The Committee shall in its sole and absolute discretion determine the “good standing” of the Participant, and in making such determination, the Committee may consider such factors as it deems appropriate including, but not limited to, whether the Participant was placed on a performance plan or received corrective action or counseling.
5. PSUs that do not become vested on or before ___________ shall automatically be forfeited, except as otherwise expressly provided in Section 2 (b) of the Award.
B. Fractional Shares. Any fractional PSUs shall be eliminated.
“Beginning Price” means, with respect to the Company and any other Comparative Group member, the average of the closing market prices of such company’s common stock on the principal exchange on which such stock is traded for the twenty (20) consecutive trading days ending with the last trading day before the beginning of the Performance Period. For the purpose of determining Beginning Price, the value of dividends and other distributions shall be determined by treating them as reinvested in additional shares of stock at the closing market price on the ex-dividend date.
“Comparative Group” means the Company and each other company included on Annex A attached hereto, provided that, except as provided below, the common stock (or similar equity security) of such company is continually listed or traded on a national securities exchange from the first day of the Performance Period through the last trading day of the Performance Period. In the event a member of the Comparative Group files for bankruptcy or liquidates due to an insolvency or is delisted due to failure to meet the national securities exchange’s minimum market capitalization requirement, such company shall continue to be treated as a Comparative Group member, and such company’s Ending Price will be treated as $0 if the common stock (or similar equity security) of such company is no longer listed or traded on a national securities exchange on the last trading day of the Performance Period (and if multiple members of the Comparative Group file for bankruptcy or liquidate due to an insolvency or are delisted, such members shall be ranked in order of when such bankruptcy or liquidation occurs, with earlier bankruptcies/liquidations/delistings ranking lower than later bankruptcies/liquidations/ delistings). In the event of a formation of a new parent company by a Comparative Group member, substantially all of the assets and liabilities of which consist immediately after the transaction of the equity interests in the original Comparative Group member or the assets and liabilities of such Comparative Group member immediately prior to the transaction, such new parent company shall be substituted for the Comparative Group member to the extent (and for such period of time) as its common stock (or similar equity securities) are listed or traded on a national securities exchange but the common stock (or similar equity securities) of the original Comparative Group member are not. In the event of a merger or other business combination of two Comparative Group members (including, without limitation, the acquisition of one Comparative Group member, or all or substantially all of its assets, by another Comparative Group member), the surviving, resulting or successor entity, as the case may be, shall continue to be treated as a member of the Comparative Group, provided that the common stock (or similar equity security) of such entity is listed or traded on a national securities exchange through the last trading day of the Performance Period. With respect to the preceding two sentences, the applicable stock prices shall be equitably and proportionately adjusted to the extent (if any) necessary to preserve the intended incentives of the awards and mitigate the impact of the transaction.
“Ending Price” means, with respect to the Company and any other Comparative Group member, the average of the closing market prices of such company’s common stock on the principal exchange on which such stock is traded for the twenty (20) consecutive trading days ending on the last trading day of the Performance Period. For the purpose of determining Ending Price, the value of dividends and other distributions shall be determined by treating them as reinvested in additional shares of stock at the closing market price on the ex-dividend date.
“Performance Period” means the period from the Award Date through and including the earlier of (i) ______________ or (ii) the date required by the applicable provisions of Sections 4 and 5 of the Employment Agreement.
“Total Shareholder Return” or “TSR” shall be determined with respect to the Company and any other Comparative Group member by dividing: (a) the sum of (i) the difference obtained by subtracting the applicable Beginning Price from the applicable Ending Price plus (ii) all dividends and other distributions on the respective shares with an ex-dividend date that falls during the Performance Period by (b) the applicable Beginning Price. Any non-cash distributions shall be valued at fair market value. For the purpose of determining TSR, the value of dividends and other distributions shall be determined by treating them as reinvested in additional shares of stock at the closing market price on the date of distribution.
“TSR Percentile Rank” means the percentile ranking of the Company’s TSR among the TSRs for the Comparative Group members for the Performance Period. TSR Percentile Rank is determined by ordering the Comparative Group members (plus the Company if the Company is not one of the Comparative Group members) from highest to lowest based on TSR for the relevant Performance Period and counting down from the company with the highest TSR (ranked first) to the Company’s position on the list. If two companies are ranked equally, the ranking of the next company shall account for the tie, so that if one company is ranked first, and two companies are tied for second, the next company is ranked fourth. In determining the Company’s TSR Percentile Rank for the Performance Period, in the event that the Company’s TSR for the Performance Period is equal to the TSR(s) of one or more other Comparative Group members for that same period, the Company’s TSR Percentile Rank ranking will be determined by ranking the Company’s TSR for that period as being greater than such other Comparative Group members. After this ranking, the TSR Percentile Rank will be calculated using the following formula, rounded to the nearest whole percentile by application of regular rounding:
TSR Percentile Rank =
(N - R)
“N” represents the number of Comparative Group members for the Performance Period (plus the Company if the Company is not one of the Comparative Group).
“R” represents the Company’s ranking among the Comparative Group members (plus the Company if the Company is not one of the Comparative Group members).
Vesting shall only occur upon the certification by the Compensation Committee of the achievement, whose good faith certification shall determine whether such achievement occurred. The Compensation Committee shall meet for the purpose of certification and, to the extent appropriate, provide the applicable certification promptly (and in any event no later than March 15 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the Vesting Date occurs).
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