This excerpt taken from the HPQ DEF 14A filed Jan 27, 2010.
(a) Stock Award Agreement. Each Stock Award Agreement shall contain provisions regarding (i) the number of Shares subject to such Stock Award or a formula for determining such number, (ii) the purchase price of the Shares, if any, and the means of payment for the Shares, (iii) the performance criteria, if any, and level of achievement versus these criteria that shall determine the number of Shares granted, issued, retainable and/or vested, (iv) such terms and conditions on the grant, issuance, vesting and/or forfeiture of the
Shares as may be determined from time to time by the Administrator, (v) restrictions on the transferability of the Stock Award and (vi) such further terms and conditions in each case not inconsistent with this Plan as may be determined from time to time by the Administrator.
(b) Restrictions and Performance Criteria. The grant, issuance, retention and/or vesting of each Stock Award may be subject to such performance criteria and level of achievement versus these criteria as the Administrator shall determine, which criteria may be based on financial performance, personal performance evaluations and/or completion of service by the Awardee. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, the performance criteria for any Stock Award that is intended to satisfy the requirements for performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code shall be established by the Administrator based on one or more Qualifying Performance Criteria selected by the Administrator and specified in writing not later than ninety (90) days after the commencement of the period of service to which the performance goals relates, provided that the outcome is substantially uncertain at that time.
(c) Forfeiture. Unless otherwise provided for by the Administrator, upon the Awardees Termination of Employment, the Stock Award and the Shares subject thereto shall be forfeited, provided that to the extent that the Awardee purchased any Shares, the Company shall have a right to repurchase the unvested Shares at the original price paid by the Awardee.
(d) Rights as a Shareholder. Unless otherwise provided by the Administrator, the Participant shall have the rights equivalent to those of a shareholder and shall be a shareholder only after Shares are issued (as evidenced by the appropriate entry on the books of the Company or of a duly authorized transfer agent of the Company) to the Participant. Unless otherwise provided by the Administrator, a Participant holding Stock Units shall be entitled to receive dividend payments as if he or she was an actual shareholder.
These excerpts taken from the HPQ 10-K filed Dec 18, 2008.
11. STOCK AWARDS.
its Subsidiaries' retirement policy, the Award shall continue to vest, provided the following conditions are met:
11. STOCK AWARDS.
This excerpt taken from the HPQ 10-Q filed Jun 8, 2007.
11. STOCK AWARDS.
(a) General. Stock Awards may be issued either alone, in addition to, or in tandem with other Awards granted under the Plan. After the Administrator determines that it will offer a Stock Award under the Plan, it shall advise the Awardee in writing or electronically, by means of an Award Agreement, of the terms, conditions and restrictions related to the offer, including the number of Shares that the Awardee shall be entitled to receive or purchase, the price to be paid, if any, and, if applicable, the time within which the Awardee must accept such offer. The offer shall be accepted by execution of an Award Agreement in the form determined by the Administrator. The Administrator will require that all shares subject to a right of repurchase or forfeiture be held in escrow until such repurchase right or risk of forfeiture lapses.
(b) Forfeiture. Unless the Administrator determines otherwise, the Award Agreement shall provide for the forfeiture of the unvested Restricted Stock upon the Awardee ceasing to be an Employee except as provided below in Sections 11(c), (d) and (e). To the extent that the Awardee purchased the Restricted Stock, the Company shall have a right to repurchase the unvested Restricted Stock at the original price paid by the Awardee upon Awardee ceasing to be a Participant for any reason, except as provided below in Sections 11(c), (d) and (e).
(c) Disability or Retirement of Awardee. Unless otherwise provided for by the Administrator in the Award Agreement, if an Awardee ceases to be an Employee as a result of the Awardees total and permanent disability or retirement due to age, in accordance with the Companys or its Subsidiaries retirement policy, the Award shall continue to vest, provided the following conditions are met:
(i) The Awardee shall not render services for any organization or engage directly or indirectly in any business which, in the opinion of the Administrator, competes with, or is in conflict with the interest of, the Company. The Awardee shall be free, however, to purchase as an investment or otherwise stock or other securities of such organizations as long as they are listed upon a recognized securities exchange or traded over-the-counter, or as long as such investment does not represent a substantial investment to the Awardee or a significant (greater than 10%) interest in the particular organization. For the purposes of this subsection, a company (other than a Subsidiary) which is engaged in the business of producing, leasing or selling products or providing services of the type now or at any time hereafter made or provided by the Company shall be deemed to compete with the Company;
(ii) The Awardee shall not, without prior written authorization from the Company, use in other than the Companys business, any confidential
information or material relating to the business of the Company, either during or after employment with the Company;
(iii) The Awardee shall disclose promptly and assign to the Company all right, title and interest in any invention or idea, patentable or not, made or conceived by the Awardee during employment by the Company, relating in any manner to the actual or anticipated business, research or development work of the Company and shall do anything reasonably necessary to enable the Company to secure a patent where appropriate in the United States and in foreign countries; and
(iv) An Awardee retiring due to age shall render, as a Consultant and not as an Employee, such advisory or consultative services to the Company as shall be reasonably requested by the Board or the Executive Committee in writing from time to time, consistent with the state of the retired Awardees health and any employment or other activities in which such Awardee may be engaged. For purposes of this Plan, the Awardee shall not be required to devote a major portion of time to such services and shall be entitled to reimbursement for any reasonable out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with the performance of such services.
(d) Death of Awardee. Unless otherwise provided for by the Administrator in the Award Agreement, if an Awardee dies while an Employee, the Stock Award shall immediately vest and all forfeiture provisions and repurchase rights shall lapse as to a prorated number of shares determined by dividing the number of whole months since the Grant Date by the number of whole months between the Grant Date and the date that the Stock Award would have fully vested (as provided for in the Award Agreement). The vested portion of the Stock Award shall be delivered to the beneficiary designated by the Awardee (as provided in Section 16), the executor or administrator of the Awardees estate or, if none, by the person(s) entitled to receive the vested Stock Award under the Awardees will or the laws of descent or distribution.
(e) Voluntary Severance Incentive Program. If an Awardee ceases to be an Employee as a result of participation in the Companys or its Subsidiaries voluntary severance incentive program approved by the Board or Executive Committee, the Stock Award shall immediately vest and all forfeiture provisions and repurchase rights shall lapse as to a prorated number of shares determined by dividing the number of whole years since the Grant Date by the number of whole years between the Grant Date and the date that the Stock Award would have fully vested (as provided for in the Award Agreement).
(f) Rights as a Shareowner. Unless otherwise provided for by the Administrator, once the Stock Award is accepted, the Awardee shall have the rights equivalent to those of a shareowner, and shall be a shareowner when his or her acceptance of the Stock Award is entered upon the records of the duly authorized transfer agent of the Company.