This excerpt taken from the C 10-K filed Feb 26, 2010.
(e) Transfer to Non-Participating Subsidiary.
(i) If Participant transfers to a subsidiary that is a member of the “controlled group” of Citigroup (as defined below), the Award will continue to vest on schedule.
(ii) If Participant transfers to a subsidiary that is not a member of the “controlled group” of Citigroup (as defined below), Participant’s unvested shares will be cancelled.
For purposes of this Agreement, “controlled group” has the meaning set forth in Treas. Reg. § 1.409A-1(h)(3).
(f) The Company is Acquired by Another Entity (Change in Control). If Participant’s employer is acquired by another entity in a transaction that is described in Treas. Reg. §1,409A-3(i)(5)(i) (a “change in control”) Participant’s employment will not be deemed to have terminated in connection with the change in control and the Award will continue to vest on schedule. If the employment of Participant terminates for any reason on or after the change in control, then such applicable provisions of this Section 6 will apply.
7. Non-Transferability. Prior to the Vesting of an Award and the lapse of the transfer restriction of Section 4, neither the Award, nor any share subject to the Award, may be sold, pledged, hypothecated, assigned, margined or otherwise transferred, other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and no Award or interest or right therein shall be subject to the debts, contracts or engagements of Participant or his or her successors in interest or shall be subject to disposition by transfer, alienation, anticipation, pledge, encumbrance, assignment or any other means whether such disposition be voluntary or involuntary or by operation of law, by judgment, lien, levy, attachment, garnishment or any other legal or equitable proceedings (including bankruptcy or divorce), and any attempted disposition thereof shall be null and void, of no effect, and not binding on the Company in any way. Participant agrees that any purported transfer shall be null and void, and shall constitute a breach of this Agreement causing damage to the Company for which the remedy shall be a cancellation of the Award. During Participant’s lifetime, all rights with respect to the Award shall be exercisable only by Participant, and any and all payments in respect of the Award shall be to Participant only.
8. Stockholder Rights. Participant shall have no rights as a stockholder of Citigroup over any unvested shares covered by an Award, except that during the vesting period Participant shall receive dividend or dividend equivalent payments in respect of shares subject to an Award.
9. Right of Set Off. Participant agrees that the Company may, to the extent permitted by applicable law, retain for itself funds or securities otherwise payable to Participant pursuant to this Award or any award under any equity award program administered by Citigroup to offset any amounts paid by the Company to a third party pursuant to any award, judgment, or settlement of a complaint, arbitration, or lawsuit of which Participant was the subject; to satisfy any obligation or debt that Participant owes the Company or its affiliates; or in the event any equity award is canceled pursuant to its terms. The Company may not retain such funds or securities and set off such obligations or liabilities, as described above, until such time as they would otherwise be distributable to Participant in accordance with the applicable award terms.
10. Consent to Electronic Delivery. In lieu of receiving documents in paper format, Participant hereby agrees, to the fullest extent permitted by law, to accept electronic delivery of any documents that Citigroup may be required to deliver (including, but not limited to, prospectuses, prospectus supplements, grant or award notifications and agreements, account statements, annual and quarterly reports, and all other forms or communications) in connection with the Award covered by this Agreement and any other prior or future incentive award or program made or offered by Citigroup or its predecessors or successors. Electronic delivery of a document to Participant may be via a Company e-mail system or by reference to a location on a Company intranet site to which Participant has access.
11. Plan Administration. The Award described in this Agreement has been granted subject to the terms of the Plan, and the shares deliverable to Participant in connection with an Award will be from the shares available for grant pursuant to the terms of the Plan.
12. Adjustments. In the event of any change in Citigroup’s capital structure on account of (i) any extraordinary dividend, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split or any similar equity restructuring; or (ii) any combination or exchange of equity securities, merger, consolidation, recapitalization, reorganization, divestiture or other distribution (other than ordinary cash dividends) of assets to stockholders, or any other similar event affecting Citigroup’s capital structure, to the extent necessary to prevent the enlargement or diminution of the rights of Participants, the Committee shall make such appropriate equitable adjustments as may be permitted by the terms of the Plan and applicable law, to the number or kind of shares subject to an Award. All such adjustments shall conform to the requirements of Section 409A of the Code, to the extent applicable, and with respect to Awards intended to qualify as “performance-based compensation” under Section 162(m) of the Code, such adjustments or substitutions shall be made only to the extent that the Committee determines that such adjustments or substitutions may be made without causing the Company to be denied a tax deduction on account of Section 162(m) of the Code. Citigroup shall give each Participant notice of an adjustment hereunder and, upon notice, such adjustment shall be conclusive and binding for all purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may, in its discretion, decline to adjust any Award made to a Participant, if it determines that such adjustment would violate applicable law or result in adverse tax consequences to the Participant or the Company, and neither the Committee nor Citigroup shall be bound to compensate any Participant for any such adjustment not made, nor shall they be liable to Participant for any additional personal tax or other consequences of any adjustments that are made to an Award.
13. Taxes and Tax Residency Status. By accepting the Award, Participant agrees to pay all applicable income and/or social taxes and file all required tax returns in all jurisdictions where Participant is subject to tax and/or an income tax filing requirement. If Participant is an employee in one of Citigroup’s expatriate programs, he or she agrees to pay all applicable income and/or social taxes and file all tax returns in accordance with the applicable expatriate policy. To assist Citigroup in achieving full compliance with its obligations under the laws of all relevant taxing jurisdictions, Participant agrees to keep complete and accurate records of his or her income tax residency status and the number and location of workdays outside his or her country of income tax residency from the date of an Award until the later of the vesting of an Award or the subsequent sale of any shares received in connection with an Award. By signing this Agreement, Participant also agrees to provide, upon request, information about his or her tax residency status to Citigroup during such period. Participant will be responsible for any income tax due, including penalties and interest, arising from any misstatement by Participant regarding such information.
14. Entire Agreement; No Right to Employment. The Prospectus and the Agreement constitute the entire understanding between the Company and Participant regarding the Award and supersede all previous written, oral, or implied understandings between the parties hereto about the subject matter hereof, including any written or electronic agreement, election form or other communication to, from or between Participant and the Company. Nothing contained herein, in the Plan, or in any Prospectus shall confer upon Participant any rights to continued employment or employment in any particular position, at any specific rate of compensation, or for any particular period of time.
15. Amendment. The Committee may, in its sole discretion, modify, amend, terminate or suspend the Award or the Program at any time, except that no termination, suspension, modification or amendment of the Award or the Program shall (i) cause the Award or the Program to become subject to, or violate, Section 409A of the Code, or (ii) adversely affect Participant’s rights with respect to the Award, as determined by the Committee, without Participant’s written consent.
16. Compliance with Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Participant acknowledges that if Participant and any Award governed by this Agreement are subject to Section 111 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, as amended, and any regulations, determinations or interpretations that may from time to time be promulgated thereunder (“EESA”), then any payment of any kind provided for by this Agreement must comply with EESA, and that this Agreement shall be interpreted or reformed to so comply. If the making of any payment pursuant to this Agreement would violate EESA, or if the making of such payment may in the judgment of the Company limit or adversely impact the ability of the Company to participate in, or the terms of the Company’s participation in, the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the Capital Purchase Program, or to qualify for any other relief under EESA, Participant shall be deemed to have waived his or her right to such payment. In addition, if applicable, the Award will be subject to forfeiture or repayment if the Award is based on performance metrics that are later determined to be materially inaccurate. If applicable, Participant also hereby grants to the U. S. Treasury (or other body of the U.S. government) and to the Company a waiver releasing the U.S. Treasury (or other body) and the Company from any claims that Participant may otherwise have as a result of the issuance of any regulations, determinations or interpretations that adversely modify the terms of the Award or any benefits plans, arrangements and agreements to eliminate any provisions that would not be in compliance with the executive compensation and corporate governance requirements of Section 111 of EESA and any regulations, determinations or interpretations that may from time to time be promulgated thereunder, or any securities purchase agreement or other agreement entered into between the Company and the U.S. Treasury (or other body) pursuant to EESA.
17. Arbitration; Conflict; Governing Law. Any disputes related to the Award shall be resolved by arbitration in accordance with the Company’s arbitration policies. In the absence of an effective arbitration policy, Participant understands and agrees that any dispute related to an Award shall be submitted to arbitration in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, if so elected by the Company in its sole discretion. In the event of a conflict between the Prospectus and this Agreement, this Agreement shall control. In the event of a conflict between this Agreement and the Plan, the Plan shall control. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York (regardless of conflict of laws principles) as to all matters, including, but not limited to, the construction, application, validity and administration of the Program.
18. Disclosure Regarding Use of Personal Information and Participant’s Consent.
(a) Definition and Use of “Personal Information.” In connection with the grant of this Award, and any other award under the Program or any other equity award program, and the implementation and administration of any such program, including, without limitation, Participant’s actual participation, or consideration by the Company for potential future participation, in any program at any time, it is or may become necessary for the Company to collect, transfer, use, and hold certain personal information regarding Participant in and/or outside of Participant’s home country.
The “personal information” that Citigroup may collect, process, store and transfer for the purposes outlined above may include Participant’s name, nationality, citizenship, tax or other residency status, work authorization, date of birth, age, government/tax identification number, passport number, brokerage account information, GEID or other internal identifying information, home address, work address, job and location history, compensation and equity award information and history, business unit, employing entity, and Participant’s beneficiaries and contact information. Participant may obtain more details regarding the access and use of his/her personal information, and may correct or update such information, by contacting his/her human resources representative or local equity coordinator.
Use, transfer, storage and processing of personal information, electronically or otherwise, may be in connection with the Company’s internal administration of its equity award programs, or in connection with tax or other governmental and regulatory compliance activities directly or indirectly related to an equity award program. For such purposes only, personal information may be used by third parties retained by the Company to assist with the administration and compliance activities of its equity award programs, and may be transferred by the company that employs (or any company that has employed) Participant from Participant’s home country to other Citigroup entities and third parties located in the United States and in other countries. Specifically, those parties that may have access to Participant’s information for the purposes described herein include, but are not limited to, (i) human resources personnel responsible for administering the equity award programs, including local and regional equity award coordinators, and global coordinators located in the United States; (ii) Participant’s U.S. broker and equity account administrator and trade facilitator; (iii) Participant’s U.S., regional and local employing entity and business unit management, including Participant’s supervisor and his/her superiors; (iv) the Committee or its designee, which is responsible for administering the Plan; (v) Citigroup’s technology systems support team (but only to the extent necessary to maintain the proper operation of electronic information systems that support the equity award programs); and (vi) internal and external legal, tax and accounting advisors (but only to the extent necessary for them to advise the Company on compliance and other issues affecting the equity award programs in their respective fields of expertise). At all times, Company personnel and third parties will be obligated to maintain the confidentiality of Participant’s personal information except to the extent the Company is required to provide such information to governmental agencies or other parties. Such action will always be undertaken only in accordance with applicable law.
(b) Participant’s Consent. BY ACCEPTING THIS AWARD, PARTICIPANT EXPLICITLY CONSENTS (I) TO THE USE OF PARTICIPANT’S PERSONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING CONSIDERED FOR PARTICIPATION IN FUTURE EQUITY OR OTHER AWARD PROGRAMS (TO THE EXTENT HE/SHE IS ELIGIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE PROGRAM GUIDELINES, AND WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE THAT ANY AWARD WILL BE MADE); AND (II) TO THE USE, TRANSFER, PROCESSING AND STORAGE, ELECTRONICALLY OR OTHERWISE, OF HIS/HER PERSONAL INFORMATION, AS SUCH USE HAS OCCURRED TO DATE, AND AS SUCH USE MAY OCCUR IN THE FUTURE, IN CONNECTION WITH THIS OR ANY OTHER EQUITY OR OTHER AWARD, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.