This excerpt taken from the C 10-Q filed Nov 5, 2007.
2. [EQUITY AWARD PROGRAM NAME] Award Summary*
3. Acceptance and Agreement by Participant. I hereby accept the award described above, and agree to be bound by the terms, conditions, and restrictions of such award as set forth in this Agreement, including the Appendix, and in the Prospectus (acknowledging hereby that I have read and that I understand such documents), the Plan and Citigroup's policies, as in effect from time to time, relating to the administration of the Program and the Plan. I understand that vesting is conditioned upon continuous employment with the Company, and that an Award may be cancelled if there is a break in or termination of my employment with the Company.
*The terms, conditions and restrictions applicable to your award, including what happens in the event of a termination or suspension of your employment, are contained in this Agreement, which includes the Appendix hereto, and are also summarized in the Prospectus.
This Appendix constitutes part of the Equity Award Agreement (the "Agreement") and is applicable to the [EQUITY AWARD PROGRAM NAME] award(s) summarized on the first page of this Agreement. This Appendix is part of the Agreement and sets forth the terms and conditions and other information applicable to the restricted or deferred stock award, and/or non-qualified stock option grant (an "Option"), made to Participant under the Program, as described in the Award Summary on page 1. Restricted or deferred stock awards and Option grants are hereinafter referred to as "Awards". All Awards are denominated in shares of Citigroup common stock, par value $.01 per share (referred to herein as "shares" or "Citigroup stock"). The "Company", for purposes of this Agreement, shall mean Citigroup and its subsidiaries that participate in the Program, except where provided otherwise herein.
1. Terms and Conditions. The terms, conditions, and restrictions of the Award are set forth below [IF APPLICABLE:, subject to the letter agreement between the Company and Participant dated [MONTH] [DAY], [YEAR] (the "Letter Agreement")]. Certain of these provisions [IF APPLICABLE:, except as they are deemed modified by the terms of the Letter Agreement], along with other important information, are summarized in the [EQUITY PROGRAM NAME] prospectus dated [MONTH] [DAY], [YEAR], and any applicable prospectus supplement (together, the "Prospectus"). The terms, conditions, and restrictions of the Award include, but are not limited to, provisions relating to amendment, vesting, and cancellation of Awards, restrictions on the transfer of Awards, and sale restrictions on shares acquired upon the exercise of an Option.
By accepting an Award, Participant acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the Prospectus and the terms and conditions set forth in this Appendix. Participant understands that this Award and all other incentive awards are entirely discretionary and that no right to receive the Award, or any incentive award, exists absent a prior written agreement to the contrary.
Participant understands that the value that may be realized from an Award, if any, is contingent and depends on the future market price of Citigroup stock, among other factors, and that because equity awards are discretionary, and intended to promote employee retention and stock ownership and to align employees' interests with those of stockholders, equity awards are subject to vesting conditions and will be canceled if vesting conditions are not satisfied.
Any monetary value assigned to an Award in any communication regarding the Award is contingent, hypothetical, and for illustrative purposes only and does not express or imply any promise or intent by the Company to deliver, directly or indirectly, any certain or determinable cash value to Participant. Receipt of an Award covered by this Agreement, or any other incentive award, is neither an indication nor a guarantee that an incentive award of any type or amount will be made in the future, and absent a written agreement to the contrary, the Company is free to change its practices and policies regarding incentive awards at any time in its sole discretion.
Any actual, anticipated, or estimated financial benefit to Participant from an Award is not and shall not be deemed to be a normal or an integral part of Participant's regular or expected salary or compensation from employment for any purposes, including, but not limited to, calculating any statutory, common law or other severance, resignation, termination, redundancy, end of service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, pension or retirement or welfare benefits or similar payments, and in no event should be considered as compensation for, or relating in any way to, past services for the Company.
2. Vesting. If conditions to vesting are satisfied, shares underlying an Award of restricted or deferred stock will be distributed to Participant on the vesting date(s) set forth in the Stock Award Summary, and Option shares shall vest and become exercisable in the installment amounts (subject to rounding, in Citigroup's discretion) on the vesting dates set forth in the Stock Option Grant Summary. Vesting in each case is subject to receipt of the information necessary to make required tax payments and confirmation by Citigroup that all conditions to vesting and distribution of the shares have been satisfied.