SII » Topics » 4.2 Restrictions

This excerpt taken from the SII DEF 14A filed Apr 11, 2008.
4.2  Restrictions
(a) Forfeiture of Restricted Stock.  Restricted Stock awarded to a Grantee may be subject to the following restrictions until the expiration of the Restriction Period: (i) a restriction that constitutes a “substantial risk of forfeiture” (as defined under Code Section 83), or a restriction on transferability; (ii) unless otherwise specified by the Committee in the Incentive Agreement, the Shares of Restricted Stock that are subject to restrictions which are not satisfied shall be forfeited and all rights of the Grantee to such Shares shall terminate; and (iii) any other restrictions that the Committee determines in advance are appropriate, including, without limitation, rights of repurchase or first refusal in the Company or provisions subjecting the Restricted Stock to a continuing substantial risk of forfeiture in the hands of any transferee. Any such restrictions shall be set forth in the Grantee’s Incentive Agreement.
(b) Issuance of Certificates.  Reasonably promptly after the date of grant with respect to the Restricted Stock Award, and unless the Committee has approved the use of electronic stock accounts that do not require the issuance of stock certificates, the Company shall cause to be issued a stock certificate, registered in the name of the Grantee to whom the Restricted Stock Award was granted, evidencing such Shares; provided, however, that the Company shall not cause to be issued such a stock certificate unless it has received a stock power duly endorsed in blank with respect to such Shares. Each such stock certificate shall bear the following legend or any other legend approved by the Company:
The transferability of this certificate and the shares of stock represented hereby are subject to the restrictions, terms and conditions (including forfeiture and restrictions against transfer) contained in the Smith International, Inc. 1989 Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan and an Incentive Agreement entered into between the registered owner of such shares and Smith International, Inc. A copy of the Plan and Incentive Agreement are on file in the main corporate office of Smith International, Inc.
Such legend shall not be removed from the certificate evidencing such Shares of Restricted Stock unless and until such Shares vest pursuant to the terms of the Incentive Agreement.
(c) Removal of Restrictions.  The Committee, in its discretion, shall have the authority to provide in an Incentive Agreement that the restrictions on the Restricted Stock shall lapse upon the occurrence of the Grantee’s death or Disability, or in the event of a Change in Control. In addition, the Committee shall have the authority, in its discretion, to remove any or all of the restrictions on the Restricted Stock if it determines that, by reason of a change in applicable law or another change in circumstance arising after the grant date of the Restricted Stock Award, such action is necessary or appropriate.
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