ZBRA » Topics » Section 7. Stock Appreciation Rights

This excerpt taken from the ZBRA DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2006.

Section 7.
Stock Appreciation Rights

          7.1.     Grant of SARs and Award Agreement.

             (a)  SAR Grant.  Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, SARs may be granted to Participants at any time and from time to time as shall be determined by the Committee.  The Committee may grant Non-Tandem SARs, Tandem SARs, or any combination of these forms of SARs.  The Committee shall have complete discretion in determining the number of SARs granted to each Participant (subject to Section 4) and, consistent with the provisions of the Plan, in determining the terms and conditions pertaining to such SARs.  The Committee shall designate, at the time of grant, the grant price of a Non-Tandem SAR, which grant price shall be at least equal to the Fair Market Value of a Share on the grant date of the SAR.  Grant prices of SARs shall not subsequently be changed by the Committee, except pursuant to Section 4.3. 

             (b)  Award Agreement.  The Company and each Participant to whom a SAR is granted shall execute an Award Agreement that shall specify the grant price, the term of the SAR, and such other provisions as the Committee shall determine, and which are not inconsistent with the terms and provisions of the Plan.

          7.2.     Term of SARs.  The term of a SAR granted under the Plan shall be determined by the Committee, in its sole discretion; provided, however, that unless otherwise designated by the Committee, such term shall not extend beyond the 10th anniversary of the grant date.

          7.3.     Exercise of Tandem SARs.  Tandem SARs may be exercised for all or part of the Shares subject to the related Option upon the surrender of the right to exercise the equivalent portion of the related Option.  A Tandem SAR may be exercised only with respect to the Shares for which its related Option is then exercisable.  Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, with respect to a Tandem SAR granted in connection with an ISO: (i) the Tandem SAR will expire no later than the expiration of the underlying ISO; (ii) the value of the payout with respect to the Tandem SAR may be for no more than one hundred percent (100%) of the difference between the Option Price of the underlying ISO and the Fair Market Value of the Shares subject to the underlying ISO at the time the Tandem SAR is exercise; and (iii) the Tandem SAR may be exercised only when the Fair Market Value of the Shares subject to the ISO exceeds the Option Price of the ISO.

          7.4.     Exercise of Non-Tandem SARs.  SARs may be exercised upon whatever terms and conditions the Committee, in its sole discretion, imposes upon them.

          7.5.     Payment of SAR Amount.  Upon exercise of a SAR, a Participant shall be entitled to receive payment from the Company in an amount determined by multiplying:

             (a)  The excess of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of exercise over the grant price; by

             (b)  The number of Shares with respect to which the SAR is exercised.

          At the sole discretion of the Committee, the payment upon SAR exercise may be in cash, in Shares of equivalent value, or in some combination thereof.

          7.6.     Termination of Employment, Service as a Director, or Consulting Arrangement.  The Committee, in its sole discretion, shall set forth in the applicable Award Agreement the extent to which a Participant shall have the right to exercise the SAR or SARs following termination of his or her employment, service as a Director, or consulting arrangement with the Company and/or its Subsidiaries.  Such provisions need not be uniform among all SARs issued pursuant to the Plan, and may reflect distinctions based on the reasons for such termination, including, but not limited to, termination for Cause or Good Reason, or reasons relating to the breach or threatened breach of restrictive covenants.  Subject to Section 15, in the event that a Participant’s Award Agreement does not set forth such provisions, the following provisions shall apply:

             (a)  Retirement, Death or Disability.  In the event that a Participant’s employment, service as a Director or consulting arrangement with the Company and/or any Subsidiary terminates by reason of Retirement, death or Disability, to the extent that the SARs are not exercisable, all of his or her SARs shall immediately become fully vested and exercisable and shall remain exercisable until the earlier of (i) the remainder of the term of the SAR, or (ii) 12 months after the date of such termination.  In the case of the Participant’s death, the Participant’s beneficiary or estate may exercise the SAR.

A-8


             (b)  Termination for Cause.  In the event that a Participant’s employment, service as a Director or consulting arrangement with the Company and/or any Subsidiary terminates for Cause, all SARs shall expire immediately and all rights thereunder shall cease upon such termination.

             (c)  Other Termination.  In the event that a Participant’s employment, service as a Director or consulting arrangement with the Company terminates for any reason other than Retirement, death, Disability or for Cause, all then vested and exercisable SARs shall remain exercisable from the date of such termination until the earlier of (i) the remainder of the term of the SAR, or (ii) 90 days after the date of such termination.  Such SARs shall only be exercisable to the extent they were exercisable as of such termination date and all unvested SARs shall be forfeited.  Conversion of a Participant’s employment relationship to a consulting arrangement, or vice versa, shall be treated as a termination of employment or as a consultant, as applicable, for purposes of this Section 7.6(c), unless otherwise provided in the Award Agreement.

          7.7.     Nontransferability of SARs.  Except as otherwise provided in a Participant’s Award Agreement, no SAR granted under the Plan may be sold, transferred, pledged, assigned, or otherwise alienated or hypothecated, other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution.  Further, except as otherwise provided in a Participant’s Award Agreement, all SARs granted to a Participant under the Plan shall be exercisable during his or her lifetime only by such Participant.

Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki