RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
UNDER THE INTEL CORPORATION 2006 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
(for RSUs granted on or after January 23, 2015 under the Director RSU program)
TERMS OF RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT
This Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (this “Agreement”), the Notice of Grant delivered herewith (the “Notice of Grant”) and the Intel Corporation 2006 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2006 Plan”), as such may be amended from time to time, constitute the entire understanding between you and Intel Corporation (the “Corporation”) regarding the Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) identified in your Notice of Grant.
Provided that you continuously serve as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors from the Grant Date specified in the Notice of Grant through each vesting date specified in the Notice of Grant, the RSUs shall vest and be converted into the right to receive the number of shares of the Corporation’s Common Stock, $.001 par value (the “Common Stock”), specified in the Notice of Grant with respect to such vesting date, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement. If a vesting date falls on a weekend or any other day on which the Nasdaq Stock Market ("NASDAQ") is not open, affected RSUs will vest on the next following NASDAQ business day.
RSUs will vest to the extent provided in and in accordance with the terms of the Notice of Grant and this Agreement. If your status as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors terminates for any reason except death, Disablement (defined below) or Retirement (defined below), prior to the vesting dates set forth in your Notice of Grant, your unvested RSUs will be cancelled.
CONVERSION INTO COMMON STOCK
Shares of Common Stock will be issued or become free of restrictions as soon as practicable following the vesting of the RSUs, provided that you have satisfied your tax withholding obligations as specified under Section 8 of this Agreement and you have completed, signed and returned any documents and taken any additional action that the Corporation deems appropriate to enable it to accomplish the delivery of the shares of Common Stock. The shares of Common Stock will be issued in your name (or may be issued to your executor or personal representative, in the event of your death or Disablement), and may be effected by recording shares on the stock records of the Corporation or by crediting shares in an account established on your behalf with a brokerage firm or other custodian, in each case as determined by the Corporation. In no event will the Corporation be obligated to issue a fractional share.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) the Corporation will not be obligated to deliver any shares of the Common Stock during any period when the Corporation determines that the conversion of a RSU or the delivery of shares hereunder would violate any laws of the United States or your country of residence or employment and/or may issue shares subject to any restrictive legends that, as determined by the Corporation’s counsel, is necessary to comply with securities or other
regulatory requirements, and (ii) the date on which shares are issued or credited to your account may include a delay in order to provide the Corporation such time as it determines appropriate to address tax withholding and to address other administrative matters. The number of shares of Common Stock into which RSUs convert as specified in the Notice of Grant shall be adjusted for stock splits and similar matters as specified in and pursuant to the 2006 Plan.
TERMINATION OF SERVICE AS DIRECTOR
Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, if your term of service as a director of the Corporation’s Board of Directors terminates for any reason, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, other than on account of death, Disablement (defined below) or Retirement (defined below), all RSUs not then vested shall be cancelled on the date of termination of service.
Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, if you die during your term of service as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors, your RSUs will become one hundred percent (100%) vested.
Except as expressly provided otherwise in this Agreement, your RSUs will become one hundred percent (100%) vested, if your service as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors terminates due to your Disablement. For purposes of this Section 6, “Disablement” will be determined in accordance with the standards and procedures of the then-current Long Term Disability Plan maintained by the Corporation and in the event you are not a participant in a then-current Long Term Disability Plan maintained by the Corporation. “Disablement” means a physical condition arising from an illness or injury, which renders an individual incapable of performing work in any occupation, as determined by the Corporation.
If you retire from service as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors at age 72 or more, or with at least seven (7) years of service as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors, your RSUs will become one hundred percent (100%) vested.
RSUs are taxable upon vesting (as indicated in your Notice of Grant) or, if later, the date to which you have deferred settlement of your RSUs. To the extent required by applicable federal, state or other law, you will make arrangements satisfactory to the Corporation for the payment and satisfaction of any income tax, social security tax, payroll tax, social taxes, applicable national or local taxes, or payment on account of other tax related to withholding obligations that arise by reason of granting or vesting of RSUs or sale of Common Stock shares from vested RSUs (whichever is applicable).
The Corporation will not be required to issue or lift any restrictions on shares of the Common Stock pursuant to your RSUs or to recognize any purported transfer of shares of the Common Stock until such obligations are satisfied.
Unless provided otherwise by the Committee, these obligations (if any) will be satisfied by the Corporation withholding a number of shares of Common Stock that would otherwise be issued under the RSUs that the Corporation determines has a Market Value sufficient to meet the tax withholding obligations. In the event that the Committee provides that these obligations will not be satisfied under the method described in the previous sentence, you authorize UBS Financial Services Inc., or any successor plan administrator, to sell a number of shares of Common Stock that are issued under the RSUs, which the Corporation determines is sufficient to generate an amount that meets the tax withholding obligations plus additional shares to account for rounding and market fluctuations, and to pay such tax withholding to the Corporation. The shares may be sold as part of a block trade with other participants of the 2006 Plan in which all participants receive an average price. For this purpose, "Market Value" will be calculated as the average of the highest and lowest sales prices of the Common Stock as reported by NASDAQ on the day your RSUs vest. The future value of the underlying shares of Common Stock is unknown and cannot be predicted with certainty.
You are ultimately liable and responsible for all taxes owed by you in connection with your RSUs, regardless of any action the Corporation takes or any transaction pursuant to this Section with respect to any tax withholding obligations that arise in connection with the RSUs. The Corporation makes no representation or undertaking regarding the treatment of any tax withholding in connection with the grant, issuance, vesting or settlement of the RSUs or the subsequent sale of any of the shares of Common Stock underlying the RSUs that vest. The Corporation does not commit and is under no obligation to structure the RSU program to reduce or eliminate your tax liability.
ELECTION TO DEFER RECEIPT OF RSU SHARES
You may elect to defer receipt of shares of Common Stock relating to an RSU beyond the vesting dates set forth in your Notice of Grant under the rules and procedures established separately by the Corporation. That election will allow you to defer income recognition, until the date on which your service as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors terminates for any reason. Under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A, the election to defer under this section must be made in the calendar year prior to the year in which services related to those RSU’s are first performed. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, shares of Common Stock will not be issued and you will not have any rights of a stockholder in Common Stock issuable under this Agreement to the extent that you have elected to defer the issuance and receipt of such Common Stock. If, however, your service as a member of the Corporation’s Board of Directors terminates prior to the vesting dates set forth in your Notice of Grant, any shares that would not have vested on your date of termination will be cancelled regardless of your election. Notwithstanding your election to defer made in the calendar year prior to grant, the Corporation is not obligated to make a grant in any future year or in any given amount and should not create an expectation that the Corporation might make a grant in any future year or in any given amount.
RIGHTS AS A STOCKHOLDER
Your RSUs may not be otherwise transferred or assigned, pledged, hypothecated or otherwise disposed of in any way, whether by operation of law or otherwise, and may not be subject to execution, attachment or similar process. Any attempt to transfer, assign, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of your RSUs other than as permitted above, will be void and unenforceable against the Corporation.
You will have the rights of a stockholder only after shares of the Common Stock have been issued to you following vesting of your RSUs and satisfaction of all other conditions to the issuance of those shares as set forth in this Agreement. RSUs shall not entitle you to any rights of a stockholder of Common Stock and there are no voting or dividend rights with respect to your RSUs. RSUs shall remain terminable pursuant to this Agreement at all times until they vest and convert into shares.
The 2006 Plan and RSUs may be amended or altered by the Committee or the Board of Directors of the Corporation to the extent provided in the 2006 Plan.
You explicitly and unambiguously consent to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of your personal data as described in this document and any other RSU grant materials (“Data”) by and among, as applicable, the Corporation, the Subsidiary that employs you and any other Subsidiary for the exclusive purpose of implementing, administering and managing your participation in the 2006 Plan.
You hereby understand that the Corporation holds certain personal information about you, including, but not limited to, your name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social insurance number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title, any shares of stock or directorships held in the Corporation, details of all RSUs or any other entitlement to shares of stock awarded, canceled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding in your favor for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the 2006 Plan. You hereby understand that Data will be transferred to UBS Financial Services Inc., and any other third parties assisting in the implementation, administration and management of the 2006 Plan, that these recipients may be located in your country or elsewhere, and that the recipient’s country (e.g., the United States) may have different data privacy laws and protections than your country. You hereby understand that you may request a list with the names and addresses of any potential recipients of the Data by contacting your local human resources representative. You authorize the Corporation, UBS Financial Services Inc., and any other possible recipients to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer the Data, in electronic or other form, for the exclusive purpose of implementing, administering and managing your participation in the 2006 Plan, including any requisite transfer of such Data as may be required to another broker or other third party with whom you may elect to deposit any shares of Common Stock acquired under your RSUs. You hereby understand that Data will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage your participation in the 2006 Plan. You hereby understand that you may, at any time, view Data, request additional 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 your local human resources representative.
Further, you understand that you are providing the consents herein on a purely voluntary basis. If you do not consent, or if you later seek to revoke your consent, your employment status or service and career with the Subsidiary that employs you will not be adversely affected; the only adverse consequence of refusing or withdrawing your consent is that the Corporation would not be able to grant you RSUs or other equity awards or administer or maintain such awards. Therefore, you hereby understand that refusing or withdrawing your consent may affect your ability to participate in the 2006 Plan. For more information on the consequences of your refusal to consent or
withdrawal of consent, you hereby understand that you may contact the human resources representative responsible for your country at the local or regional level.
THE 2006 PLAN AND OTHER TERMS; OTHER MATTERS
Certain capitalized terms used in this Agreement are defined in the 2006 Plan. Any prior agreements, commitments or negotiations concerning the RSUs are superseded by this Agreement and your Notice of Grant. You hereby acknowledge that a copy of the 2006 Plan has been made available to you.
The grant of RSUs to you in any one year, or at any time, does not obligate the Corporation to make a grant in any future year or in any given amount and should not create an expectation that the Corporation might make a grant in any future year or in any given amount.
To the extent that the grant of RSUs refers to the Common Stock of Intel Corporation, and as required by the laws of your country of residence, only authorized but unissued shares thereof will be utilized for delivery upon vesting in accord with the terms hereof.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, if any changes in law or the financial or tax accounting rules applicable to the RSUs covered by this Agreement will occur, the Corporation may, in its sole discretion, (1) modify this Agreement to impose such restrictions or procedures with respect to the RSUs (whether vested or unvested), the shares issued or issuable pursuant to the RSUs and/or any proceeds or payments from or relating to such shares as it determines to be necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable law or to address, comply with or offset the economic effect to the Corporation of any accounting or administrative matters relating thereto, or (2) cancel and cause a forfeiture with respect to any unvested RSUs at the time of such determination.
Because this Agreement relates to terms and conditions under which you may be issued shares of Common Stock of Intel Corporation, a Delaware corporation, an essential term of this Agreement is that it will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to choice of law principles of Delaware or other jurisdictions. Any action, suit, or proceeding relating to this Agreement or the RSUs granted hereunder will be brought in the state or federal courts of competent jurisdiction in the State of California.
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