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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 16, 2018

CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
 
001-12465
 
91-1533912
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
3101 Western Avenue, Suite 800
Seattle, Washington 98121
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (206) 282-7100
Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933(§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨







On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, CTI BioPharma Corp. (the “Company”) held its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “2018 Annual Meeting”) at 10:00 a.m., Pacific Time, at the Company’s principal offices at 3101 Western Avenue, Suite 800, Seattle, Washington 98121. As of the close of business on March 22, 2018, the record date for the 2018 Annual Meeting, there were 57,981,110 shares of common stock entitled to vote at the meeting. 38,968,390 shares of common stock were present in person or by proxy at the meeting (67.20%), which constituted a quorum for the transaction of business.

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

The Company’s board of directors (the “Board”) previously approved, subject to stockholder approval, the Company’s Amended and Restated 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2017 Plan”). At the 2018 Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved the 2017 Plan. The purpose of the 2017 Plan is to promote the success of the Company and the interests of our stockholders by providing an additional means for us to attract, motivate, retain and reward selected employees, directors, officers and other eligible persons through the grant of awards. Equity-based awards are also intended to further align the interests of award recipients and our stockholders. These incentives are provided through the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, stock bonuses, restricted stock, performance stock, stock units, restricted stock units, deferred shares, phantom stock and similar rights to purchase or acquire shares of common stock.

Following approval of the 2017 Plan, the maximum number of shares of the Company’s common stock that may be issued or transferred pursuant to awards under the 2017 Plan equals the sum of: (i) 5,300,000 shares plus (ii) the number of any shares subject to stock options or restricted stock or restricted stock unit awards granted under the Company’s 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, or the Company’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, and outstanding as of the date of the 2018 Annual Meeting that expire, or for any reason are cancelled, terminated or forfeited or otherwise reacquired, after the date of the 2018 Annual Meeting (other than shares withheld for the payment of any applicable exercise price or tax withholding) without being exercised or vested, as applicable. For additional information regarding the 2017 Plan, please refer to the heading “Summary Description of the 2017 Plan” contained in Proposal 3 of the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2018 (the “Proxy Statement”). Such summary is incorporated herein by reference and is qualified in its entirety by the text of the 2017 Plan, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated herein by reference.

The form of stock option award agreement (the “Option Agreement”) for use with the 2017 Plan sets forth the standard terms and conditions that apply to grants of stock options pursuant to the 2017 Plan.

The foregoing description is not a complete summary of the terms of the 2017 Plan and Option Agreement and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of each of the 2017 Plan and Option Agreement, which are filed as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

Item 5.07. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

The following is a brief description of each matter voted upon at the 2018 Annual Meeting and the number of votes cast for, against or withheld, as well as the number of abstentions and broker non-votes, as to each such matter. The matters voted upon were as follows:

Proposal 1. Election of Directors

The stockholders voted on a proposal to elect seven directors to the Board, each to serve one-year terms. The results of the voting were as follows:





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nominee
 
Votes For
 
Votes Withheld
 
Broker Non-Votes
Adam R. Craig, M.D., Ph.D.
 
29,904,202
 
1,758,611
 
7,305,577
Laurent Fischer, M.D.
 
31,566,064
 
96,749
 
7,305,577
Michael A. Metzger
 
29,904,514
 
1,758,299
 
7,305,577
David R. Parkinson, M.D.
 
29,628,903
 
2,033,910
 
7,305,577
Matthew D. Perry
 
24,671,735
 
6,991,078
 
7,305,577
Frederick W. Telling, Ph.D.
 
29,906,424
 
1,756,389
 
7,305,577
Reed V. Tuckson, M.D., F.A.C.P.
 
29,840,797
 
1,822,016
 
7,305,577

Pursuant to the foregoing votes, each of the director nominees was elected to serve on the Board. There were no additional director nominations brought to the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Proposal 2. Approval of an Amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to Increase the Number of Authorized Shares

The stockholders voted on a proposal to approve an amendment (the "Amendment") to the Company's Certificate of Incorporation (the "Certificate"). The Amendment increases the total number of authorized shares from 81,533,333 to 101,533,333 and increases the total number of authorized shares of common stock from 81,500,000 to 101,500,000. The results of the voting included 36,770,176 votes for, 2,142,752 votes against, 55,462 votes abstained and 0 broker non-votes. The Amendment to the Certificate was approved.

Proposal 3. Approval of the Company’s Amended and Restated 2017 Equity Incentive Plan

The stockholders voted on a proposal to approve the 2017 Plan. The results of the voting included 27,695,613 votes for,3,946,086 votes against, 21,114 votes abstained and 7,305,577 broker non-votes. The 2017 Plan was approved.

Proposal 4. Ratification of Selection of Independent Auditor

The stockholders voted on a proposal to ratify the selection of Marcum LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018. The results of the voting included 38,010,290 votes for, 917,896 votes against, 40,204 votes abstained and 0 broker non-votes. The appointment of Marcum LLP to serve as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2018 was ratified.

Proposal 5. Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The stockholders voted on a non-binding advisory proposal to approve the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement. The results of the voting included 26,208,616 votes for, 5,441,972 votes against, 12,225 votes abstained and 7,305,577 broker non-votes. The stockholders approved, on a non-binding basis, the compensation paid to the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in the Proxy Statement.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit
No.
 
Description
 
Location
10.1
 
 
Filed herewith.
10.2
 
 
Filed herewith.








SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.

Date: May 21, 2018
 

By:
 

/s/    Adam R. Craig
 
 
 
 
Adam R. Craig, M.D., Ph.D.
 
 
 
 
President and Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 





Exhibit


CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.
AMENDED AND RESTATED 2017 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

1.    PURPOSE OF PLAN
The purpose of this CTI BioPharma Corp. 2017 Equity Incentive Plan (this “Plan”) of CTI BioPharma Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”), is to promote the success of the Corporation by providing an additional means through the grant of awards to attract, motivate, retain and reward selected employees and other eligible persons and to enhance the alignment of the interests of the selected participants with the interests of the Corporation’s stockholders.
2.    ELIGIBILITY
The Administrator (as such term is defined in Section 3.1) may grant awards under this Plan only to those persons that the Administrator determines to be Eligible Persons. An “Eligible Person” is any person who is either: (a) an officer (whether or not a director) or employee of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries; (b) a director of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries; or (c) an individual consultant or advisor who renders or has rendered bona fide services (other than services in connection with the offering or sale of securities of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries in a capital-raising transaction or as a market maker or promoter of securities of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries) to the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries and who is selected to participate in this Plan by the Administrator; provided, however, that a person who is otherwise an Eligible Person under clause (c) above may participate in this Plan only if such participation would not adversely affect either the Corporation’s eligibility to use Form S-8 to register under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), the offering and sale of shares issuable under this Plan by the Corporation or the Corporation’s compliance with any other applicable laws. An Eligible Person who has been granted an award (a “participant”) may, if otherwise eligible, be granted additional awards if the Administrator shall so determine. As used herein, “Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity a majority of whose outstanding voting stock or voting power is beneficially owned directly or indirectly by the Corporation; and “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Corporation.
3.    PLAN ADMINISTRATION
3.1
The Administrator. This Plan shall be administered by and all awards under this Plan shall be authorized by the Administrator. The “Administrator” means the Board or one or more committees (or sub-committees, as the case may be) appointed by the Board or another committee (within its delegated authority) to administer all or certain aspects of this Plan. Any such committee shall be comprised solely of one or more directors or such number of directors as may be required under applicable law. A committee may delegate some or all of its authority to another committee so constituted. The Board or a committee comprised solely of directors may also delegate, to the extent permitted by Section 157(c) of the Delaware General Corporation Law and any other applicable law, to one or more officers of the Corporation, its authority under this Plan. The Board or another committee (within its delegated authority) may delegate different levels of authority to different committees or persons with administrative and grant authority under this Plan. Unless otherwise provided in the Bylaws of the Corporation or the applicable charter of any Administrator: (a) a majority of the members





of the acting Administrator shall constitute a quorum, and (b) the vote of a majority of the members present assuming the presence of a quorum or the unanimous written consent of the members of the Administrator shall constitute action by the acting Administrator.
3.2
Powers of the Administrator. Subject to the express provisions of this Plan, the Administrator is authorized and empowered to do all things necessary or desirable in connection with the authorization of awards and the administration of this Plan (in the case of a committee or delegation to one or more officers, within any express limits on the authority delegated to that committee or person(s)), including, without limitation, the authority to:
(a)
determine eligibility and, from among those persons determined to be eligible, determine the particular Eligible Persons who will receive an award under this Plan;
(b)
grant awards to Eligible Persons, determine the price (if any) at which securities will be offered or awarded and the number of securities to be offered or awarded to any of such persons (in the case of securities-based awards), determine the other specific terms and conditions of awards consistent with the express limits of this Plan, establish the installment(s) (if any) in which such awards shall become exercisable or shall vest (which may include, without limitation, performance and/or time-based schedules), or determine that no delayed exercisability or vesting is required, establish any applicable performance-based exercisability or vesting requirements, determine the circumstances in which any performance-based goals (or the applicable measure of performance) will be adjusted and the nature and impact of any such adjustment, determine the extent (if any) to which any applicable exercise and vesting requirements have been satisfied, establish the events (if any) on which exercisability or vesting may accelerate (which may include, without limitation, retirement and other specified terminations of employment or services, or other circumstances), and establish the events (if any) of termination, expiration or reversion of such awards;
(c)
approve the forms of any award agreements (which need not be identical either as to type of award or among participants);
(d)
construe and interpret this Plan, any sub-plan and any agreements defining the rights and obligations of the Corporation, its Subsidiaries, and participants under this Plan, make any and all determinations under this Plan and any such agreements, further define the terms used in this Plan, and prescribe, amend and rescind rules and regulations relating to the administration of this Plan, any sub-plan or the awards granted under this Plan;
(e)
cancel, modify, or waive the Corporation’s rights with respect to, or modify, discontinue, suspend, or terminate any or all outstanding awards, subject to any required consent under Section 8.6.5;
(f)
accelerate, waive or extend the vesting or exercisability, or modify or extend the term of, any or all such outstanding awards (in the case of options or stock appreciation rights, within the maximum ten-year term of such awards) in such circumstances as the Administrator may deem appropriate





(including, without limitation, in connection with a retirement or other termination of employment or services, or other circumstances) subject to any required consent under Section 8.6.5;
(g)
adjust the number of shares of Common Stock subject to any award, adjust the price of any or all outstanding awards or otherwise waive or change previously imposed terms and conditions, in such circumstances as the Administrator may deem appropriate, in each case subject to Sections 4 and 8.6 (and subject to the no repricing provision below);
(h)
determine the date of grant of an award, which may be a designated date after but not before the date of the Administrator’s action to approve the award (unless otherwise designated by the Administrator, the date of grant of an award shall be the date upon which the Administrator took the action approving the award);
(i)
determine whether, and the extent to which, adjustments are required pursuant to Section 7.1 hereof and take any other actions contemplated by Section 7.2 in connection with the occurrence of an event of the type described in Section 7;
(j)
acquire or settle (subject to Sections 7 and 8.6) rights under awards in cash, stock of equivalent value, or other consideration (subject to the no repricing provision below); and
(k)
determine the fair market value of the Common Stock or awards under this Plan from time to time and/or the manner in which such value will be determined.
Notwithstanding the foregoing and except for an adjustment pursuant to Section 7.1 or a repricing approved by stockholders, in no case may the Administrator (1) amend an outstanding stock option or SAR to reduce the exercise price or base price of the award, (2) cancel, exchange, or surrender an outstanding stock option or SAR in exchange for cash or other awards for the purpose of repricing the award, or (3) cancel, exchange, or surrender an outstanding stock option or SAR in exchange for an option or SAR with an exercise or base price that is less than the exercise or base price of the original award.
3.3
Binding Determinations. Any determination or other action taken by, or inaction of, the Corporation, any Subsidiary or the Administrator relating or pursuant to this Plan (or any award made under this Plan) and within its authority hereunder or under applicable law shall be within the absolute discretion of that entity or body and shall be conclusive and binding upon all persons. Neither the Board nor any other Administrator, nor any member thereof or person acting at the direction thereof, shall be liable for any act, omission, interpretation, construction or determination made in good faith in connection with this Plan (or any award made under this Plan), and all such persons shall be entitled to indemnification and reimbursement by the Corporation in respect of any claim, loss, damage or expense (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) arising or resulting therefrom to the fullest extent permitted by law and/or under any directors and officers liability insurance coverage that may be in effect from time to time. Neither the Board nor any other Administrator, nor any member thereof or person acting at the direction thereof, nor the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries, shall be liable for any damages of a participant should an option intended as an ISO (as defined below) fail to meet the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the





Code”), applicable to ISOs, should any other award(s) fail to qualify for any intended tax treatment, should any award grant or other action with respect thereto not satisfy Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise for any tax or other liability imposed on a participant with respect to an award.
3.4
Reliance on Experts. In making any determination or in taking or not taking any action under this Plan, the Administrator may obtain and may rely upon the advice of experts, including employees and professional advisors to the Corporation. No director, officer or agent of the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries shall be liable for any such action or determination taken or made or omitted in good faith.
3.5
Delegation. The Administrator may delegate ministerial, non-discretionary functions to individuals who are officers or employees of the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries or to third parties.
4.    SHARES OF COMMON STOCK SUBJECT TO THE PLAN; SHARE LIMITS
4.1
Shares Available. Subject to the provisions of Section 7.1, the capital stock that may be delivered under this Plan shall be shares of the Corporation’s authorized but unissued Common Stock and any shares of its Common Stock held as treasury shares. For purposes of this Plan, “Common Stock” shall mean the common stock of the Corporation and such other securities or property as may become the subject of awards under this Plan, or may become subject to such awards, pursuant to an adjustment made under Section 7.1.
4.2
Share Limits. The maximum number of shares of Common Stock that may be delivered pursuant to awards granted to Eligible Persons under this Plan (the “Share Limit”) is equal to the sum of the following:
(1)
5,300,000 shares of Common Stock, plus
(2)
the number of any shares subject to stock options granted under the Corporation’s 2015 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2015 Plan”), or the Corporation’s 2007 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended (the “2007 Plan”) and outstanding on the date of stockholder approval of this Plan (the “Stockholder Approval Date”) which expire, or for any reason are cancelled or terminated, after the Stockholder Approval Date without being exercised, plus;
(3)
the number of any shares subject to restricted stock or restricted stock unit awards granted under the 2015 Plan or the 2007 Plan that are outstanding and unvested on the Stockholder Approval Date that are forfeited, terminated, cancelled or otherwise reacquired by the Corporation without having become vested.
provided that in no event shall the Share Limit exceed 9,202,207 shares (which is the sum of the 5,300,000 shares set forth above, plus the aggregate number of shares subject to stock options and unvested restricted stock and restricted stock unit awards previously granted and outstanding under the 2015 Plan and the 2007 Plan as of the Effective Date).
The following limits also apply with respect to awards granted under this Plan:





(a)
The maximum number of shares of Common Stock that may be delivered pursuant to options qualified as incentive stock options granted under this Plan is 5,300,000 shares.
(b)
Awards that are granted under this Plan during any one calendar year to any person who, on the grant date of the award, is a non-employee director are subject to the limits of this Section 4.2(b). The maximum number of shares of Common Stock subject to those awards that are granted under this Plan during any one calendar year to an individual who, on the grant date of the award, is a non-employee director is the number of shares that produce a grant date fair value for the award that, when combined with the grant date fair value of any other awards granted under this Plan during that same calendar year to that individual in his or her capacity as a non-employee director, is $375,000; provided that this limit is $475,000 as to a non-employee director who is serving as the Chairman of the Board. For purposes of this Section 4.2(b), a “non-employee director” is an individual who, on the grant date of the award, is a member of the Board who is not then an officer or employee of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries. For purposes of this Section 4.2(b), “grant date fair value” means the value of the award as of the date of grant of the award and as determined using the equity award valuation principles applied in the Corporation’s financial reporting. The limits of this Section 4.2(b) do not apply to, and shall be determined without taking into account, any award granted to an individual who, on the grant date of the award, is an officer or employee of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries. The limits of this Section 4.2(b) apply on an individual basis and not on an aggregate basis to all non-employee directors as a group.
Each of the foregoing numerical limits is subject to adjustment as contemplated by Section 4.3, Section 7.1, and Section 8.10.
4.3
Awards Settled in Cash, Reissue of Awards and Shares. Except as provided in the next sentence, shares that are subject to or underlie awards granted under this Plan which expire or for any reason are cancelled or terminated, are forfeited, fail to vest, or for any other reason are not paid or delivered under this Plan shall again be available for subsequent awards under this Plan. Shares that are exchanged by a participant or withheld by the Corporation as full or partial payment in connection with any award under this Plan, as well as any shares exchanged by a participant or withheld by the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries to satisfy the tax-related items withholding obligations related to any award, shall not be available for subsequent awards under this Plan. To the extent that an award granted under this Plan is settled in cash or a form other than shares of Common Stock, the shares that would have been delivered had there been no such cash or other settlement shall not be counted against the shares available for issuance under this Plan. In the event that shares of Common Stock are delivered in respect of a dividend equivalent right granted under this Plan, the number of shares delivered with respect to the award shall be counted against the Share Limit. (For purposes of clarity, if 1,000 dividend equivalent rights are granted and outstanding when the Corporation pays a dividend, and 50 shares are delivered in payment of those rights with respect to that dividend, 50 shares shall be counted against the Share Limit). To the extent that shares of Common Stock are delivered pursuant to the exercise of a stock appreciation right or stock option granted under this Plan, the number of underlying shares as to which the exercise related shall be counted against the applicable share limits under Section 4.2, as opposed to only counting the shares issued. (For purposes of clarity, if a stock appreciation





right relates to 100,000 shares and is exercised at a time when the payment due to the participant is 15,000 shares, 100,000 shares shall be charged against the applicable share limits under Section 4.2 with respect to such exercise.) Refer to Section 8.10 for application of the foregoing share limits with respect to assumed awards.
4.4
No Fractional Shares; Minimum Issue. Unless otherwise expressly provided by the Administrator, no fractional shares shall be delivered under this Plan. The Administrator may pay cash in lieu of any fractional shares in settlements of awards under this Plan. The Administrator may from time to time impose a limit (of not greater than 100 shares) on the minimum number of shares that may be purchased or exercised as to awards (or any particular type of award) granted under this Plan unless (as to any particular award) the total number purchased or exercised is the total number at the time available for purchase or exercise under the award.
5.    AWARDS
5.1
Type and Form of Awards. The Administrator shall determine the type or types of award(s) to be made to each selected Eligible Person. Awards may be granted singly, in combination or in tandem. Awards also may be made in combination or in tandem with, in replacement of, as alternatives to, or as the payment form for grants or rights under any other employee or compensation plan of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries. The types of awards that may be granted under this Plan are:
5.1.1    Stock Options. A stock option is the grant of a right to purchase a specified number of shares of Common Stock during a specified period as determined by the Administrator. An option may be intended as an incentive stock option within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code (an “ISO”) or a nonqualified stock option (an option not intended to be an ISO). The award agreement evidencing the grant of an option will indicate if the option is intended as an ISO; otherwise it will be deemed to be a nonqualified stock option. The maximum term of each option (ISO or nonqualified) shall be ten (10) years. The per share exercise price for each option shall be not less than 100% of the fair market value of a share of Common Stock on the date of grant of the option. When an option is exercised, the exercise price for the shares to be purchased shall be paid in full in cash or such other method permitted by the Administrator consistent with Section 5.4.
5.1.2    Additional Rules Applicable to ISOs. To the extent that the aggregate fair market value (determined at the time of grant of the applicable option) of stock with respect to which ISOs first become exercisable by a participant in any calendar year exceeds $100,000, taking into account both Common Stock subject to ISOs under this Plan and stock subject to ISOs under all other plans of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries (or any parent or predecessor corporation to the extent required by and within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder), such options shall be treated as nonqualified stock options. In reducing the number of options treated as ISOs to meet the $100,000 limit, the most recently granted options shall be reduced first. To the extent a reduction of simultaneously granted options is necessary to meet the $100,000 limit, the Administrator may, in the manner and to the extent permitted by law, designate which shares of Common Stock are to be treated as shares acquired pursuant to the exercise of an ISO. ISOs may only be granted to employees of the Corporation or one of its subsidiaries (for this





purpose, the term “subsidiary” is used as defined in Section 424(f) of the Code, which generally requires an unbroken chain of ownership of at least 50% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of each subsidiary in the chain beginning with the Corporation and ending with the subsidiary in question). No ISO may be granted to any person who, at the time the option is granted, owns (or is deemed to own under Section 424(d) of the Code) shares of outstanding Common Stock possessing more than 10% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Corporation, unless the exercise price of such option is at least 110% of the fair market value of the stock subject to the option and such option by its terms is not exercisable after the expiration of five years from the date such option is granted. If an otherwise-intended ISO fails to meet the applicable requirements of Section 422 of the Code, the option shall be a nonqualified stock option.
5.1.3    Stock Appreciation Rights. A stock appreciation right or “SAR” is a right to receive a payment, in cash and/or Common Stock, equal to the excess of the fair market value of a specified number of shares of Common Stock on the date the SAR is exercised over the “base price” of the award, which base price shall be set forth in the applicable award agreement and shall be not less than 100% of the fair market value of a share of Common Stock on the date of grant of the SAR. The maximum term of a SAR shall be ten (10) years.
5.1.4    Other Awards; Dividend Equivalent Rights. The other types of awards that may be granted under this Plan include: (a) stock bonuses, restricted stock, performance stock, stock units, restricted stock units, deferred shares, phantom stock or similar rights to purchase or acquire shares, whether at a fixed or variable price (or no price) or fixed or variable ratio related to the Common Stock, and any of which may (but need not) be fully vested at grant or vest upon the passage of time, the occurrence of one or more events, the satisfaction of performance criteria or other conditions, or any combination thereof; or (b) cash awards. The types of cash awards that may be granted under this Plan include the opportunity to receive a payment for the achievement of one or more goals established by the Administrator, on such terms as the Administrator may provide, as well as discretionary cash awards. Dividend equivalent rights may be granted as a separate award or in connection with another award under this Plan; provided, however, that dividend equivalent rights may not be granted as to a stock option or SAR granted under this Plan. In addition, any dividends and/or dividend equivalents as to the portion of an award that is subject to unsatisfied vesting requirements will be subject to termination and forfeiture to the same extent as the corresponding portion of the award to which they relate in the event the applicable vesting requirements are not satisfied.
5.1.5    Certain Performance-Based Awards. Any Qualified Performance-Based Award or Qualifying Option or SAR (as such terms were defined in Section 5.2 of the prior version of this Plan) granted under this Plan prior to November 2, 2017 shall continue to be governed by the terms of this Plan in effect at the time of grant of such award.
5.2
Award Agreements. Each award shall be evidenced by a written or electronic award agreement or notice in a form approved by the Administrator (an “award agreement”), and, in each case and if required by the Administrator, executed or otherwise electronically accepted by the recipient of the award in such form and manner as the Administrator may require.





5.3
Deferrals and Settlements. Payment of awards may be in the form of cash, Common Stock, other awards or combinations thereof as the Administrator shall determine, and with such restrictions (if any) as it may impose. The Administrator may also require or permit participants to elect to defer the issuance of shares or the settlement of awards in cash under such rules and procedures as it may establish under this Plan. The Administrator may also provide that deferred settlements include the payment or crediting of interest or other earnings on the deferral amounts, or the payment or crediting of dividend equivalents where the deferred amounts are denominated in shares.
5.4
Consideration for Common Stock or Awards. The purchase price (if any) for any award granted under this Plan or the Common Stock to be delivered pursuant to an award, as applicable, may be paid by means of any lawful consideration as determined by the Administrator, including, without limitation, one or a combination of the following methods:
services rendered by the recipient of such award;
cash, check payable to the order of the Corporation, or electronic funds transfer;
notice and third party payment in such manner as may be authorized by the Administrator;
the delivery of previously owned shares of Common Stock;
by a reduction in the number of shares otherwise deliverable pursuant to the award; or
subject to such procedures as the Administrator may adopt, pursuant to a “cashless exercise” with a third party who provides financing for the purposes of (or who otherwise facilitates) the purchase or exercise of awards.
In no event shall any shares newly-issued by the Corporation be issued for less than the minimum lawful consideration for such shares or for consideration other than consideration permitted by applicable state law. Shares of Common Stock used to satisfy the exercise price of an option shall be valued at their fair market value. The Corporation will not be obligated to deliver any shares unless and until it receives full payment of the exercise or purchase price therefor and any related withholding obligations under Section 8.5 and any other conditions to exercise or purchase have been satisfied. Unless otherwise expressly provided in the applicable award agreement, the Administrator may at any time eliminate or limit a participant’s ability to pay any purchase or exercise price of any award or shares by any method other than cash payment to the Corporation.
5.5
Definition of Fair Market Value. For purposes of this Plan, “fair market value” shall mean, unless otherwise determined or provided by the Administrator in the circumstances, the closing price (in regular trading) for a share of Common Stock on the NASDAQ Stock Market (the “Market”) for the date in question or, if no sales of Common Stock were reported on the Market on that date, the closing price (in regular trading) for a share of Common Stock on the Market for the next preceding day on which sales of Common Stock were reported on the Market. The Administrator may, however, provide with respect to one or more awards that the fair market value shall equal the closing price (in regular trading) for a share of Common Stock on the Market on the last trading day preceding the date in question or the average of the high and low trading prices of a share of Common Stock on the Market for the date in question or the most recent trading day. If the Common Stock is no longer listed or is no longer actively traded on the Market as of the applicable date, the fair market value of the Common Stock shall be the value as reasonably determined by the Administrator for





purposes of the award in the circumstances. The Administrator also may adopt a different methodology for determining fair market value with respect to one or more awards if a different methodology is necessary or advisable to secure any intended favorable tax, legal or other treatment for the particular award(s) (for example, and without limitation, the Administrator may provide that fair market value for purposes of one or more awards will be based on an average of closing prices (or the average of high and low daily trading prices) for a specified period preceding the relevant date).
5.6    Transfer Restrictions.
5.6.1    Limitations on Exercise and Transfer. Unless otherwise expressly provided in (or pursuant to) this Section 5.6 or required by applicable law: (a) all awards are non-transferable and shall not be subject in any manner to sale, transfer, anticipation, alienation, assignment, pledge, encumbrance or charge; (b) awards shall be exercised only by the participant; and (c) amounts payable or shares issuable pursuant to any award shall be delivered only to (or for the account of) the participant.
5.6.2    Exceptions. The Administrator may permit awards to be exercised by and paid to, or otherwise transferred to, other persons or entities pursuant to such conditions and procedures, including limitations on subsequent transfers, as the Administrator may, in its sole discretion, establish in writing. Any permitted transfer shall be subject to compliance with applicable federal, state and foreign securities and exchange control laws and shall not be for value (other than nominal consideration, settlement of marital property rights, or for interests in an entity in which more than 50% of the voting interests are held by the Eligible Person or by the Eligible Person’s family members).
5.6.3    Further Exceptions to Limits on Transfer. The exercise and transfer restrictions in Section 5.6.1 shall not apply to:





(a)
transfers to the Corporation (for example, in connection with the expiration or termination of the award),
(b)
the designation of a beneficiary to receive benefits in the event of the participant’s death or, if the participant has died, transfers to or exercise by the participant’s beneficiary, or, in the absence of a validly designated beneficiary, transfers by will or the laws of descent and distribution,    
(c)
subject to any applicable limitations on ISOs, transfers to a family member (or former family member) pursuant to a domestic relations order if received by the Administrator,
(d)
if the participant has suffered a disability, permitted transfers or exercises on behalf of the participant by his or her legal representative, or
(e)
the authorization by the Administrator of “cashless exercise” procedures with third parties who provide financing for the purpose of (or who otherwise facilitate) the exercise of awards consistent with applicable laws and any limitations imposed by the Administrator.
5.7
International Awards. Notwithstanding any provision of this Plan to the contrary, to comply with the laws in the countries where the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries operates or has Eligible Persons, the Administrator, in its sole discretion, shall have the power and authority to (a) modify the terms and conditions of any Award granted to Eligible Persons in light of the laws of jurisdictions where the Eligible Persons work or reside; (b) establish sub-plans and agreements and determine the exercise or purchase price, methods of exercise and other terms and procedures and rules, to the extend such actions may be necessary or advisable, including the adoption or rules, procedures, sub-plans and agreements applicable to Subsidiaries in particular jurisdictions; provided, however, that no such sub-plans or agreements and/or modifications shall increase the Share Limit or otherwise require stockholder approval; (c) take any action, before or after an award is made, that it deems advisable to obtain approval or comply with any necessary local governmental regulatory exemptions or approvals. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrator is specifically authorized to adopt rules, procedures and sub-plans with provisions that limit or modify rights on eligibility to receive an award under this Plan or on termination of active service; available methods of exercise or settlement of an award, payment of tax-related items, the shifting of employer tax liability to the participant, the withholding procedures and handling of any share certificates or other indicia of ownership which may vary with local requirements. The Administrator may also adopt sub-plans to this Plan intended to allow the Corporation to grant tax-qualified awards in a particular jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Corporation’s obligation to issue any shares of Common Stock or make any other payment in respect of an award granted under this Plan is subject to compliance with all applicable laws as provided in Section 8.1 of this Plan.
6.    EFFECT OF TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT OR SERVICE ON AWARDS
6.1
General. The Administrator shall establish the effect (if any) of a termination of employment or service on the rights and benefits under each award under this Plan and in so doing may make distinctions based upon, inter alia, the cause of termination and type of award. If the participant is not an employee of the Corporation





or one of its Subsidiaries, is not a member of the Board, and provides other services to the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries, the Administrator shall be the sole judge for purposes of this Plan (unless a contract or the award otherwise provides) of whether the participant continues to render services to the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries and the date, if any, upon which such services shall be deemed to have terminated.
6.2
Events Not Deemed Terminations of Service. Unless the express policy of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries, or the Administrator, otherwise provides, or except as otherwise required by applicable law, the employment relationship shall not be considered terminated in the case of (a) sick leave, (b) military leave, or (c) any other leave of absence authorized by the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries, or the Administrator; provided that, unless reemployment upon the expiration of such leave is guaranteed by contract or law or the Administrator otherwise provides, such leave is for a period of not more than three months. In the case of any employee of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries on an approved leave of absence, continued vesting of the award while on leave from the employ of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries may be suspended until the employee returns to service, unless the Administrator otherwise provides or applicable law otherwise requires. In no event shall an award be exercised after any applicable maximum term of the award.
6.3
Effect of Change of Subsidiary Status. For purposes of this Plan and any award, if an entity ceases to be a Subsidiary of the Corporation a termination of employment or service shall be deemed to have occurred with respect to each Eligible Person in respect of such Subsidiary who does not continue as an Eligible Person in respect of the Corporation or another Subsidiary that continues as such after giving effect to the transaction or other event giving rise to the change in status unless the Subsidiary that is sold, spun-off or otherwise divested (or its successor or a direct or indirect parent of such Subsidiary or successor) assumes the Eligible Person’s award(s) in connection with such transaction.
7.    ADJUSTMENTS; ACCELERATION
7.1
Adjustments. Subject to Section 7.2, upon (or, as may be necessary to effect the adjustment, immediately prior to): any reclassification, recapitalization, stock split (including a stock split in the form of a stock dividend) or reverse stock split; any merger, combination, consolidation, conversion or other reorganization; any spin-off, split-up, or similar extraordinary dividend distribution in respect of the Common Stock; or any exchange of Common Stock or other securities of the Corporation, or any similar, unusual or extraordinary corporate transaction in respect of the Common Stock; then the Administrator shall equitably and proportionately adjust (1) the number and type of shares of Common Stock (or other securities) that thereafter may be made the subject of awards (including the specific share limits, maximums and numbers of shares set forth elsewhere in this Plan), (2) the number, amount and type of shares of Common Stock (or other securities or property) subject to any outstanding awards, (3) the grant, purchase, or exercise price (which term includes the base price of any SAR or similar right) of any outstanding awards, and/or (4) the securities, cash or other property deliverable upon exercise or payment of any outstanding awards, in each case to the extent necessary to preserve (but not increase) the level of incentives intended by this Plan and the then-outstanding awards.





Without limiting the generality of Section 3.3, any good faith determination by the Administrator as to whether an adjustment is required in the circumstances pursuant to this Section 7.1, and the extent and nature of any such adjustment, shall be conclusive and binding on all persons.
7.2
Corporate Transactions - Assumption and Termination of Awards. Upon any event in which the Corporation does not survive, or does not survive as a public company in respect of its Common Stock (including, without limitation, a dissolution, merger, combination, consolidation, conversion, exchange of securities, or other reorganization, or a sale of all or substantially all of the business, stock or assets of the Corporation, in any case in connection with which the Corporation does not survive or does not survive as a public company in respect of its Common Stock), then the Administrator may make provision for a cash payment in settlement of, or for the termination, assumption, substitution or exchange of any or all outstanding awards or the cash, securities or property deliverable to the holder of any or all outstanding awards, based upon, to the extent relevant under the circumstances, the distribution or consideration payable to holders of the Common Stock upon or in respect of such event. Upon the occurrence of any event described in the preceding sentence in connection with which the Administrator has made provision for the award to be terminated (and the Administrator has not made a provision for the substitution, assumption, exchange or other continuation or settlement of the award): (1) unless otherwise provided in the applicable award agreement, each then-outstanding option and SAR shall become fully vested,     all shares of restricted stock then outstanding shall fully vest free of restrictions, and each other award granted under this Plan that is then outstanding shall become payable to the holder of such award (with any performance goals applicable to the award in each case being deemed met, unless otherwise provided in the award agreement, at the “target” performance level); and (2) each award (including any award or portion thereof that, by its terms, does not accelerate and vest in the circumstances) shall terminate upon the related event; provided that the holder of an option or SAR shall be given reasonable advance notice of the impending termination and a reasonable opportunity to exercise his or her outstanding vested options and SARs (after giving effect to any accelerated vesting required in the circumstances) in accordance with their terms before the termination of such awards (except that in no case shall more than ten days’ notice of the impending termination be required and any acceleration of vesting and any exercise of any portion of an award that is so accelerated may be made contingent upon the actual occurrence of the event).
Without limiting the preceding paragraph, in connection with any event referred to in the preceding paragraph or any change in control event defined in any applicable award agreement, the Administrator may, in its discretion, provide for the accelerated vesting of any award or awards as and to the extent determined by the Administrator in the circumstances.
For purposes of this Section 7.2, an award shall be deemed to have been “assumed” if (without limiting other circumstances in which an award is assumed) the award continues after an event referred to above in this Section 7.2, and/or is assumed and continued by the surviving entity following such event (including, without limitation, an entity that, as a result of such event, owns the Corporation or all or substantially all of the Corporation’s assets directly or through one or more subsidiaries (a “Parent”)), and confers the right to purchase or receive, as applicable and subject to vesting and the other terms and conditions of the award, for each share of Common Stock subject to the award immediately prior to the event, the consideration (whether





cash, shares, or other securities or property) received in the event by the stockholders of the Corporation for each share of Common Stock sold or exchanged in such event (or the consideration received by a majority of the stockholders participating in such event if the stockholders were offered a choice of consideration); provided, however, that if the consideration offered for a share of Common Stock in the event is not solely the ordinary common stock of a successor corporation or a Parent, the Administrator may provide for the consideration to be received upon exercise or payment of the award, for each share subject to the award, to be solely ordinary common stock of the successor corporation or a Parent equal in fair market value to the per share consideration received by the stockholders participating in the event.
The Administrator may adopt such valuation methodologies for outstanding awards as it deems reasonable in the event of a cash or property settlement and, in the case of options, SARs or similar rights, but without limitation on other methodologies, may base such settlement solely upon the excess if any of the per share amount payable upon or in respect of such event over the exercise or base price of the award. In the case of an option, SAR or similar right as to which the per share amount payable upon or in respect of such event is less than or equal to the exercise or base price of the award, the Administrator may terminate such award in connection with an event referred to in this Section 7.2 without any payment in respect of such award.
In any of the events referred to in this Section 7.2, the Administrator may take such action contemplated by this Section 7.2 prior to such event (as opposed to on the occurrence of such event) to the extent that the Administrator deems the action necessary to permit the participant to realize the benefits intended to be conveyed with respect to the underlying shares. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Administrator may deem an acceleration and/or termination to occur immediately prior to the applicable event and, in such circumstances, will reinstate the original terms of the award if an event giving rise to an acceleration and/or termination does not occur.
Without limiting the generality of Section 3.3, any good faith determination by the Administrator pursuant to its authority under this Section 7.2 shall be conclusive and binding on all persons.
7.3
Other Acceleration Rules. The Administrator may override the provisions of Section 7.2 by express provision in the award agreement and may accord any Eligible Person a right to refuse any acceleration, whether pursuant to the award agreement or otherwise, in such circumstances as the Administrator may approve. The portion of any ISO accelerated in connection with an event referred to in Section 7.2 (or such other circumstances as may trigger accelerated vesting of the award) shall remain exercisable as an ISO only to the extent the applicable $100,000 limitation on ISOs is not exceeded. To the extent exceeded, the accelerated portion of the option shall be exercisable as a nonqualified stock option under the Code.
8.    OTHER PROVISIONS
8.1
Compliance with Laws. This Plan, the granting and vesting of awards under this Plan, the offer, issuance and delivery of shares of Common Stock, and/or the payment of money under this Plan or under awards are subject to compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and foreign laws, rules and regulations (including but not limited to state and federal securities law and federal margin requirements) and to such





approvals by any listing, regulatory or governmental authority as may, in the opinion of counsel for the Corporation, be necessary or advisable in connection therewith. The person acquiring any securities under this Plan will, if requested by the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries, provide such assurances and representations to the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries as the Administrator may deem necessary or desirable to assure compliance with all applicable legal and accounting requirements.
8.2
No Rights to Award. No person shall have any claim or rights to be granted an award (or additional awards, as the case may be) under this Plan, subject to any express contractual rights (set forth in a document other than this Plan) to the contrary.
8.3
No Employment/Service Contract. Nothing contained in this Plan (or in any other documents under this Plan or in any award) shall confer upon any Eligible Person or other participant any right to continue in the employ or other service of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries, constitute any contract or agreement of employment or other service or affect an employee’s status as an employee at will, nor shall interfere in any way with the right of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries to change a person’s compensation or other benefits, or to terminate his or her employment or other service, with or without cause. Nothing in this Section 8.3, however, is intended to adversely affect any express independent right of such person under a separate employment or service contract other than an award agreement.
8.4
Plan Not Funded. Awards payable under this Plan shall be payable in shares or from the general assets of the Corporation, and no special or separate reserve, fund or deposit shall be made to assure payment of such awards. No participant, beneficiary or other person shall have any right, title or interest in any fund or in any specific asset (including shares of Common Stock, except as expressly otherwise provided) of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries by reason of any award hereunder. Neither the provisions of this Plan (or of any related documents), nor the creation or adoption of this Plan, nor any action taken pursuant to the provisions of this Plan shall create, or be construed to create, a trust of any kind or a fiduciary relationship between the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries and any participant, beneficiary or other person. To the extent that a participant, beneficiary or other person acquires a right to receive payment pursuant to any award hereunder, such right shall be no greater than the right of any unsecured general creditor of the Corporation.
8.5
Tax Withholding. Upon any exercise, vesting, or payment of any award, or upon the disposition of shares of Common Stock acquired pursuant to the exercise of an ISO prior to satisfaction of the holding period requirements of Section 422 of the Code, or upon any other tax withholding event with respect to any award, arrangements satisfactory to the Corporation shall be made to provide for any taxes the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries may be required or permitted to withhold with respect to such award event or payment. Such arrangements may include (but are not limited to) any one of (or a combination of) the following:
(a)
The Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries shall have the right to require the participant (or the participant’s personal representative or beneficiary, as the case may be) to pay or provide for payment of the amount of any taxes which the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries may be required or permitted to withhold with respect to such award event or payment.





(b)
The Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries shall have the right to deduct from any amount otherwise payable in cash (whether related to the award or otherwise) to the participant (or the participant’s personal representative or beneficiary, as the case may be) the amount of any taxes which the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries may be required or permitted to withhold with respect to such award event or payment.
(c)
In any case where a tax is required to be withheld in connection with the delivery of shares of Common Stock under this Plan, the Administrator may in its sole discretion (subject to Section 8.1) require or grant (either at the time of the award or thereafter) to the participant the right to elect, pursuant to such rules and subject to such conditions as the Administrator may establish, that the Corporation reduce the number of shares to be delivered by (or otherwise reacquire) the appropriate number of shares, valued in a consistent manner at their fair market value or at the sales price in accordance with authorized procedures for cashless exercises, necessary to satisfy any applicable withholding obligation on exercise, vesting or payment.
8.6
Effective Date, Termination and Suspension, Amendments.
8.6.1    Effective Date. This Plan is effective as of March 13, 2017, the date of its approval by the Board (the “Effective Date”). This Plan shall be submitted for and subject to stockholder approval no later than twelve months after the Effective Date. Unless earlier terminated by the Board and subject to any extension that may be approved by stockholders, this Plan shall terminate at the close of business on the day before the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date. After the termination of this Plan either upon such stated termination date or its earlier termination by the Board, no additional awards may be granted under this Plan, but previously granted awards (and the authority of the Administrator with respect thereto, including the authority to amend such awards) shall remain outstanding in accordance with their applicable terms and conditions and the terms and conditions of this Plan.
8.6.2    Board Authorization. The Board may, at any time, terminate or, from time to time, amend, modify or suspend this Plan, in whole or in part. No awards may be granted during any period that the Board suspends this Plan.
8.6.3    Stockholder Approval. To the extent then required by applicable law or deemed necessary or advisable by the Board, any amendment to this Plan shall be subject to stockholder approval.
8.6.4    Amendments to Awards. Without limiting any other express authority of the Administrator under (but subject to) the express limits of this Plan, the Administrator by agreement or resolution may waive conditions of or limitations on awards to participants that the Administrator in the prior exercise of its discretion has imposed, without the consent of a participant, and (subject to the requirements of Sections 3.2 and 8.6.5) may make other changes to the terms and conditions of awards. Any amendment or other action that would constitute a repricing of an award is subject to no-repricing provisions in Section 3.2.
8.6.5    Limitations on Amendments to Plan and Awards. No amendment, suspension or termination of this Plan or amendment of any outstanding award agreement shall, without written consent of the participant,





affect in any manner materially adverse to the participant any rights or benefits of the participant or obligations of the Corporation under any award granted under this Plan prior to the effective date of such change. Changes, settlements and other actions contemplated by Section 7 shall not be deemed to constitute changes or amendments for purposes of this Section 8.6.
8.7
Privileges of Stock Ownership. Except as otherwise expressly authorized by the Administrator, a participant shall not be entitled to any privilege of stock ownership as to any shares of Common Stock not actually delivered to and held of record by the participant. Except as expressly required by Section 7.1 or otherwise expressly provided by the Administrator, no adjustment will be made for dividends or other rights as a stockholder for which a record date is prior to such date of delivery.
8.8    Governing Law; Construction; Severability.
8.8.1    Choice of Law. This Plan, the awards, all documents evidencing awards and all other related documents shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, notwithstanding any Delaware or other conflict of law provision to the contrary.
8.8.2    Severability. If a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision invalid and unenforceable, the remaining provisions of this Plan shall continue in effect.
8.9
Captions. Captions and headings are given to the sections and subsections of this Plan solely as a convenience to facilitate reference. Such headings shall not be deemed in any way material or relevant to the construction or interpretation of this Plan or any provision thereof.    
8.10
Stock-Based Awards in Substitution for Stock Options or Awards Granted by Other Corporation. Awards may be granted to Eligible Persons in substitution for or in connection with an assumption of employee stock options, SARs, restricted stock or other stock-based awards granted by other entities to persons who are or who will become Eligible Persons in respect of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries, in connection with a distribution, merger or other reorganization by or with the granting entity or an affiliated entity, or the acquisition by the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries, directly or indirectly, of all or a substantial part of the stock or assets of the employing entity. The awards so granted need not comply with other specific terms of this Plan, provided the awards reflect adjustments giving effect to the assumption or substitution consistent with any conversion applicable to the common stock (or the securities otherwise subject to the award) in the transaction and any change in the issuer of the security. Any shares that are delivered and any awards that are granted by, or become obligations of, the Corporation, as a result of the assumption by the Corporation of, or in substitution for, outstanding awards previously granted or assumed by an acquired company (or previously granted or assumed by a predecessor employer (or direct or indirect parent thereof) in the case of persons that become employed by the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries in connection with a business or asset acquisition or similar transaction) shall not be counted against the Share Limit or other limits on the number of shares available for issuance under this Plan.





8.11
Non-Exclusivity of Plan. Nothing in this Plan shall limit or be deemed to limit the authority of the Board or the Administrator to grant awards or authorize any other compensation, with or without reference to the Common Stock, under any other plan or authority.
8.12
No Corporate Action Restriction. The existence of this Plan, the award agreements and the awards granted hereunder shall not limit, affect or restrict in any way the right or power of the Corporation or any Subsidiary (or any of their respective stockholders, boards of directors or committees thereof (or any subcommittees), as the case may be) to make or authorize: (a) any adjustment, recapitalization, reorganization or other change in the capital structure or business of the Corporation or any Subsidiary, (b) any merger, amalgamation, consolidation or change in the ownership of the Corporation or any Subsidiary, (c) any issue of bonds, debentures, capital, preferred or prior preference stock ahead of or affecting the capital stock (or the rights thereof) of the Corporation or any Subsidiary, (d) any dissolution or liquidation of the Corporation or any Subsidiary, (e) any sale or transfer of all or any part of the assets or business of the Corporation or any Subsidiary, (f) any other award, grant, or payment of incentives or other compensation under any other plan or authority (or any other action with respect to any benefit, incentive or compensation), or (g) any other corporate act or proceeding by the Corporation or any Subsidiary. No participant, beneficiary or any other person shall have any claim under any award or award agreement against any member of the Board or the Administrator, or the Corporation or any employees, officers or agents of the Corporation or any Subsidiary, as a result of any such action. Awards need not be structured so as to be deductible for tax purposes.
8.13
Other Company Benefit and Compensation Programs. Payments and other benefits received by a participant under an award made pursuant to this Plan shall not be deemed a part of a participant’s compensation for purposes of the determination of benefits under any other employee welfare or benefit plans or arrangements, if any, provided by the Corporation or any Subsidiary, except where the Administrator expressly otherwise provides or authorizes in writing. Awards under this Plan may be made in addition to, in combination with, as alternatives to or in payment of grants, awards or commitments under any other plans, arrangements or authority of the Corporation or its Subsidiaries.
8.14
Clawback Policy. The awards granted under this Plan are subject to the terms of the Corporation’s recoupment, clawback or similar policy as it may be in effect from time to time, as well as any similar provisions of applicable law, any of which could in certain circumstances require repayment or forfeiture of awards or any shares of Common Stock or other cash or property received with respect to the awards (including any value received from a disposition of the shares acquired upon payment of the awards).






Exhibit
Exhibit 10.2

CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.
2017 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
(GLOBAL FORM)

THIS STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT, including any country-specific appendices attached hereto, (collectively the “Option Agreement”) is dated as of ______________ (the “Grant Date”) by and between CTI BioPharma Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Corporation”), and ____________________ (the “Participant”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meaning assigned to such terms in the Plan.
W I T N E S S E T H
WHEREAS, pursuant to and under the CTI BioPharma Corp. Amended and Restated 2017 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended and restated (the “Plan”), the Corporation desires to grant to the Participant, effective as of the date hereof, the Option (as defined below), upon the terms and conditions set forth herein and in the Plan.
NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises made herein and the mutual benefits to be derived therefrom, the parties agree as follows:
1.
Grant.
According to and subject to the terms and conditions of this Option Agreement and the Plan, which is incorporated herein by reference, the Corporation hereby grants to the Participant the option (the “Option”) to purchase all or any part of an aggregate of _________ shares of Common Stock (the “Shares”) at the exercise price of $____ per Share (the “Exercise Price”). The Option will be treated as a Nonqualified Stock Option (for U.S. employees). A copy of the Plan is publicly available and has been filed with the SEC and will be furnished to the Participant upon the Participant’s request. The Exercise Price and the number of Shares covered by the Option are subject to adjustment under Section 7.1 of the Plan.
2.
Vesting; Limits on Exercise.
The Option may be exercised only to the extent it is vested. Subject to Section 5 below, the Option shall vest and become exercisable in percentage installments of the aggregate number of Shares subject to the Option in accordance with the following schedule; provided, however, if the Participant is a member of the Board (a “Director”) and a Change in Control (as defined below) occurs, any portion of the Option that remains outstanding and unvested immediately prior to the Change in Control shall accelerate and become vested upon (or, to the extent necessary to give effect to the acceleration, immediately prior to) the Change in Control:




Date of Vesting
Portion of Shares
with respect to which
the Option is Vested/Exercisable
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For purposes of the Option, a “Change in Control” shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day after the Grant Date on which one or more of the following conditions shall have been satisfied:
(a)
The acquisition by any individual, entity or group (a “Person”) (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 50% or more of either (1) the then-outstanding Shares (the “Outstanding Shares”) or (2) the combined voting power of the then-outstanding voting securities of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of Directors (the “Outstanding Company Voting Securities”); provided, however, that, for purposes of this clause (a), the following acquisitions shall not constitute a Change in Control; (A) any acquisition directly from the Corporation, (B) any acquisition by the Corporation, (C) any acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Corporation or any affiliate of the Corporation or a successor, or (D) any acquisition by any entity pursuant to a transaction that complies with Sections 2(c)(1), (2) and (3) below;
(b)
Individuals who, as of the Grant Date, constitute the Board (the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board; provided, however, that any individual becoming a Director subsequent to the Grant Date whose election, or nomination for election by the Corporation’s stockholders, was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Directors then comprising the Incumbent Board (including for these purposes, the new members whose election or nomination was so approved, without counting the member and his predecessor twice) shall be considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to the election or removal of Directors or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board;
(c)
Consummation of a reorganization, merger, statutory share exchange or consolidation or similar corporate transaction involving the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries, a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Corporation, or the acquisition of assets or stock of another entity by the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries (each, a “Business Combination”), in each case unless, following such Business Combination, (1) all or substantially all of the individuals and entities that were the beneficial owners of the




Outstanding Shares and the Outstanding Company Voting Securities immediately prior to such Business Combination beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the then-outstanding Shares and the combined voting power of the then-outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of Directors, as the case may be, of the entity resulting from such Business Combination (including, without limitation, an entity that, as a result of such transaction, owns the Corporation or all or substantially all of the Corporation's assets directly or through one or more subsidiaries (a “Parent”)) in substantially the same proportions as their ownership immediately prior to such Business Combination of the Outstanding Shares and the Outstanding Company Voting Securities, as the case may be, (2) no Person (excluding any entity resulting from such Business Combination or a Parent or any employee benefit plan (or related trust) of the Corporation or such entity resulting from such Business Combination or Parent) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 50% or more of, respectively, the then-outstanding shares of common stock of the entity resulting from such Business Combination or the combined voting power of the then-outstanding voting securities of such entity, except to the extent that the ownership of 50% or more existed prior to the Business Combination, and (3) at least a majority of the of the Board or trustees of the entity resulting from such Business Combination or a Parent were members of the Incumbent Board at the time of the execution of the initial agreement or of the action of the Board providing for such Business Combination; or
(d)
Approval by the stockholders of the Corporation of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Corporation other than in the context of a transaction that does not constitute a Change in Control under clause (c) above.
The Option may be exercised only to the extent the Option is vested and exercisable.
Cumulative Exercisability. To the extent that the Option is vested and exercisable, the Participant has the right to exercise the Option (to the extent not previously exercised), and such right shall continue, until the expiration or earlier termination of the Option as provided in this Option Agreement and the Plan.
No Fractional Shares. Fractional share interests shall be disregarded, but may be cumulated.
3.
Continuance of Employment/Service Required; No Employment/Service Commitment.
The Participant must not have had a Termination of Service on or before each applicable vesting date of the Option in order to vest in the applicable installment of the Option and the rights and benefits under this Option Agreement. Employment or service for only a portion of the vesting period, even if a substantial portion, will not entitle the Participant to any proportionate vesting or avoid or mitigate a termination of rights and benefits upon or following a Termination of Service (as defined below), as provided in Section 5 below.
The Option grant and the Participant’s participation in the Plan shall not create a right to continued employment or service with the Corporation or any Subsidiary nor shall it create a right to employment or be interpreted as forming an employment or services contract with the Corporation or any Subsidiary and shall not interfere with the ability of the Corporation or any Subsidiary, as applicable, to terminate the Participant’s employment or service relationship (if any) or affect the right of the Corporation or any Subsidiary to increase or decrease the Participant’s other compensation. Nothing in this Option Agreement, however, is intended to adversely affect any contractual right(s) of the Participant, independent of the Option grant and this Option Agreement, between the Participant and Corporation or any Subsidiary without his or her consent thereto.




For purposes of the Option, “Termination of Service” means (a) in the case of an employee, a cessation of the employee-employer relationship between the employee and the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries for any reason, including, but not by way of limitation, a termination by resignation, discharge, death, Disability (as defined below) or the disaffiliation of a Subsidiary, but excluding any such termination where there is a simultaneous reemployment by the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries; (b) in the case of a consultant, a cessation of the service relationship between the consultant and the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries for any reason, including, but not by way of limitation, a termination by resignation, discharge, death, Disability, or the disaffiliation of a Subsidiary, but excluding any such termination where there is a simultaneous re-engagement of the consultant by the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries; and (c) in the case of a Director, a cessation of the Director’s service on the Board for any reason, including, but not by way of limitation, a termination by resignation, death, Disability or non-reelection to the Board. The determination of whether a Termination of Service has occurred shall be made by the Board or one or more committees appointed by the Board or another committee (the “Administrator”), in its sole discretion, in accordance with the terms of the Plan including, without limitation, Section 6 of the Plan.
Unless otherwise expressly provided by the Corporation, in the event that: (1) the Participant is, on the Grant Date, both an employee of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries and a Director, the determination of whether a Termination of Service has occurred with respect to the Participant shall be determined by reference to the date on which the Participant is no longer an employee of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries; and (2) in the event the Participant is, on the Grant Date, not an employee of the Corporation or one of its Subsidiaries and is both a Director and a consultant, the determination of whether a Termination of Service has occurred with respect to the Participant shall be determined by reference to the date on which the Participant is no longer a Director.
4.
Method of Exercise of Option.
Any vested portion of the Option may be exercised by the Participant’s delivery of a written or electronic notice of exercise (in a form acceptable to the Corporation) to the Secretary of the Corporation (or its designee), setting forth the number of Shares with respect to which the Option is to be exercised, accompanied by full payment of the aggregate Exercise Price and any Tax-Related Items (as defined in Section 7 below).
The Exercise Price shall be payable to the Corporation by one or more following methods:
(a) by check;
(b) through irrevocable instructions from the Participant to the Corporation’s designated broker or other broker permitted by the Corporation to remit funds required to satisfy all or a portion of the Exercise Price to the Corporation under a broker-assisted cashless exercise; provided, however, that the Participant shall be permitted to engage an individual broker in connection with the cashless exercise contemplated under this Section 4(b) to the extent the Participant has adopted an arrangement that is intended to comply with the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1)(i)(B) under the Exchange Act (a “10b5-1 Trading Plan”) with respect to transactions involving the Option and/or Shares subject to the Option; or
(c) through such other method of exercise permitted by the Administrator, in its sole discretion, pursuant to Section 5.5 of the Plan.
As soon as practicable after receipt of the Participant’s written notice of exercise and full payment of the Exercise Price and any Tax-Related Items, the Corporation shall deliver to the Participant Share certificates (which may be in book entry form) representing the Shares underlying the exercised Option. No Shares shall be issued pursuant to the exercise of an Option unless such issuance and such exercise comply




with applicable laws. Assuming such compliance, for income tax purposes the Shares shall be considered transferred to Participant on the date on which the Option is exercised with respect to such Shares.
5.
Early Termination of Option.
1.Expiration Date. Subject to earlier termination as provided below in this Section 5, the Option will terminate on the tenth (10th) anniversary of the Grant Date (the “Expiration Date”).
2.Possible Termination of Option upon Certain Corporate Events. The Option is subject to possible termination in connection with certain corporate events as provided in Section 7.2 of the Plan.
3.Termination of Option upon the Participant’s Termination of Service. The Option, to the extent not vested on the date of the Participant’s Termination of Service (the “Termination Date”), shall terminate on such date and the Participant shall have no right to any unvested portion of the Option or any underlying Shares; provided, however, that if the Participant is a U.S. employee and is entitled to any accelerated vesting of the Option in connection with such Termination of Service pursuant to the express provisions of any employment agreement, service agreement, severance agreement or similar agreement between the Participant and the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries then in effect (a “Service Agreement”), such accelerated vesting provisions shall apply. The Option, to the extent vested and outstanding on the Participant’s Termination of Service, will terminate (a) on the expiration of twelve (12) months from the Termination Date if such Termination of Service is the result of the Participant’s death or Disability, or (b) three (3) months from the Termination Date for any other reason. For these purposes, “Disability” means a permanent and total disability within the meaning of Section 22(e)(3) of the Code, provided that if the Option is not an Incentive Stock Option, the Administrator in its discretion may determine whether a permanent and total disability exists in accordance with uniform and non-discriminatory standards adopted by the Administrator from time to time.
In all events the Option is subject to earlier termination on the Expiration Date of the Option or as contemplated by Section 5.1.
6.
Non-Transferability.
The Option may not be subject to sale, transfer, alienation, assignment, pledge, encumbrance, charge, hypothecation, or disposition other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution and the Option may only be exercised by the Participant during his or her lifetime.




7.
Tax Withholding.
The Participant acknowledges that, regardless of any action taken by the Corporation or, if different, the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant, the ultimate liability for all income tax, social insurance, payroll tax, fringe benefits tax, payment on account or other tax-related items related to the Participant’s participation in the Plan and legally applicable to the Participant (“Tax-Related Items”), is and remains the Participant’s responsibility and may exceed the amount actually withheld by the Corporation or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant. The Participant further acknowledges that the Corporation and/or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant (1) make no representations or undertakings regarding the treatment of any Tax-Related Items in connection with any aspect of the Option, including, but not limited to, the grant, vesting or exercise of the Option, the subsequent sale of Shares acquired pursuant to such exercise and the receipt of any dividends; and (2) do not commit to and are under no obligation to structure the terms of the grant or any aspect of the Option to reduce or eliminate the Participant’s liability for Tax-Related Items or achieve any particular tax result except as otherwise expressly provided in the Option Agreement or any other agreement with the Participant. Further, if the Participant is subject to Tax-Related Items in more than one jurisdiction between the Grant Date and the date of any relevant taxable or tax withholding event, as applicable, the Participant acknowledges that the Corporation and/or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant (or former employer, as applicable) may be required to withhold or account for Tax-Related Items in more than one jurisdiction.
Prior to the relevant taxable or tax withholding event, as applicable, the Participant agrees to make adequate arrangements satisfactory to the Corporation and/or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant to satisfy all Tax-Related Items. In this regard, the Participant authorizes the Corporation and/or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant, or their respective agents, at their discretion, to satisfy the obligations with regard to all Tax-Related Items by withholding from proceeds of the sale of Shares acquired at exercise of the Option either through:
a voluntary sale by the Participant by providing irrevocable instructions to the Corporation’s designated broker to remit funds required to satisfy all or a portion of the Tax-Related Items to the Corporation and/or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant under a broker-assisted cashless exercise program implemented by the Corporation in connection with the Plan; provided, however, that the Participant shall be permitted to engage an individual broker in connection with the cashless exercise to the extent the Participant has adopted a 10b5-1 Trading Plan with respect to transactions involving the Option and/or Shares subject to the Option; or
through a mandatory sale arranged by the Corporation on the Participant’s behalf pursuant to this authorization (without further consent).
The Corporation may withhold or account for Tax-Related Items by considering maximum applicable rates, in which case the Participant will receive a refund of any over-withheld amount in cash and will have no entitlement to the Share equivalent. Finally, the Participant agrees to pay to the Corporation or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant, including through withholding from the Participant’s wages or other cash compensation payable to the Participant by the Corporation and/or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant any amount of Tax-Related Items that the Corporation or the Subsidiary employing or retaining the Participant may be required to withhold or account for as a result of the Participant’s participation in the Plan that cannot be satisfied by the means previously described. The Corporation may refuse to issue or deliver the Shares or the proceeds of the sale of Shares, if the Participant fails to comply with his or her obligations in connection with the Tax-Related Items.
8.
Nature of Grant.
In accepting the grant of the Option, the Participant acknowledges, understands and agrees that:




(a)the Plan is established voluntarily by the Corporation, it is discretionary in nature and it may be modified, amended, suspended or terminated by the Corporation at any time, to the extent permitted by the Plan;
(b)the grant of the Option is voluntary and occasional and does not create any contractual or other right to receive future grants of options, or benefits in lieu of options, even if options have been granted in the past;
(c)all decisions with respect to future option or other grants of Awards, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Corporation;
(d)the Participant is voluntarily participating in the Plan;
(e)the Option and the Shares subject to the Option are not intended to replace any pension rights or compensation;
(f)the Option and the Shares subject to the Option, and the income and value of same, are not part of normal or expected compensation for purposes of calculating any severance, resignation, termination, redundancy, dismissal, end-of-service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, pension or retirement or welfare benefits or similar payments;
(g)the future value of the underlying Shares is unknown, indeterminable and cannot be predicted with certainty;
(h) for purposes of the Option, unless otherwise expressly provided in this Option Agreement or determined by the Corporation, the Participant’s right to vest in the Option under the Plan, if any, will terminate as of the Termination Date and will not be extended by any notice period (e.g., the Participant’s period of service would not include any contractual notice period or any period of “garden leave” or similar period mandated under employment laws in the jurisdiction where the Participant is employed or providing services or the terms of the Service Agreement, if any), and the Administrator shall have the exclusive discretion to determine the Termination Date for purposes of the Option grant (including whether the Participant may still be considered to be providing services while on a leave of absence);
(i)unless otherwise provided in the Plan or by the Corporation in its discretion, the Option and the benefits evidenced by this Option Agreement do not create any entitlement to have the Option or any such benefits transferred to, or assumed by, another company nor be exchanged, cashed out or substituted for, in connection with any corporate transaction affecting the Corporation’s Shares; and
(j)the following provisions apply if the Participant is providing services outside the United States:
(A)     the Corporation (which may or may not be Participant’s employer) is granting the Option, the Corporation will administer the Plan from outside Participant’s country of residence, and United States law will govern all Options granted under the Plan;
(B) Participant has received of a copy of the Plan (including any applicable appendices or sub-plans thereunder) and is familiar with the terms and provisions thereof, and hereby accepts this Option subject to all of the terms and provisions thereof; Participant has reviewed the Plan (including any applicable appendices or sub-plans thereunder) and this Option Agreement in their entirety, has had an opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing this Option Agreement and fully understands all provisions of the Option; and Participant hereby agrees to accept as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the Administrator upon any questions arising under the Plan or this Option Agreement;
(C) the Option and the Shares subject to the Option are not part of normal or expected compensation or salary for any purpose;
(D)     no claim or entitlement to compensation or damages shall arise from forfeiture of the Option resulting from the Participant’s Termination of Service (for any reason whatsoever whether or not later found to be invalid or in breach of employment laws in the jurisdiction where the Participant is




employed or providing services or the terms of the Service Agreement, if any), and in consideration of the grant of the Option to which the Participant is otherwise not entitled, the Participant irrevocably agrees never to institute any claim against the Corporation or any Subsidiary, waives his or her ability, if any, to bring any such claim, and releases the Corporation and its Subsidiaries from any such claim; if, notwithstanding the foregoing, any such claim is allowed by a court of competent jurisdiction, then, by participating in the Plan, the Participant shall be deemed irrevocably to have agreed not to pursue such claim and agrees to execute any and all documents necessary to request dismissal or withdrawal of such claim; and
(E) the Participant acknowledges and agrees that neither the Corporation nor any Subsidiary shall be liable for any foreign exchange rate fluctuation between the Participant’s local currency and the United States Dollar that may affect the value of the Option or of any amounts due to the Participant pursuant to the exercise of the Option or the subsequent sale of any Shares acquired upon exercise.
9.
No Advice Regarding Grant.
The Participant is hereby advised to consult with his or her own tax, legal and/or investment advisors with respect to any advice the Participant may determine is needed or appropriate with respect to the Option (including, without limitation, to determine the tax consequences with respect to the Option and any Shares that may be acquired upon exercise of the Option) or to his or her participation in the Plan. Neither the Corporation nor any of its officers, Directors, affiliates or advisors makes any representation (except for the terms and conditions expressly set forth in this Option Agreement) or recommendation with respect to the Option or the Participant’s participation in the Plan.
10.
Data Privacy.
The Participant hereby explicitly and unambiguously consents to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of the Participant’s personal data by and among, as applicable, the Corporation, the Participant’s employer and any Subsidiaries ("Data") for the exclusive purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Participant understands that the Corporation, the Participant’s employer or any Subsidiary retaining the Participant may hold certain personal information about Participant, including, but not limited to, the Participant’s name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social insurance number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title, any Shares or directorships held in the Corporation, details of all Options or any other entitlement to Shares awarded, canceled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding in the Participant’s favor, for the exclusive purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Plan. The Participant understands that Data may be transferred to [ ] or any other possible recipients which may be assisting the Corporation (presently or in the future) with the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. The Participant understands that the recipients of the Data may be located in the United States or elsewhere, and that the recipients’ country (e.g., the United States) may have different data privacy laws and protections than the Participant’s country. The Participant understands that, if he or she resides outside the United States, the Participant may request a list with the names and addresses of any potential recipients of the Data by contacting the Participant’s employer’s human resources representative or the Subsidiary retaining the Participant. The Participant authorizes the Corporation, [ ] and any other possible recipients which may assist the Corporation (presently or in the future) with implementing, administering and managing the Plan to receive, possess, use, retain and transfer the Data, in electronic or other form, for the sole purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Participant understands that Data will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Participant understands that, if he or she resides outside the United States, the Participant may, at any time, view Data, request additional information about the storage and processing of Data, require any necessary amendments to Data or refuse or withdraw the consents herein, in any case without cost, by




contacting in writing Participant’s human resources representative or the Subsidiary retaining the Participant. Further, the Participant understands that the Participant is providing the consents herein on a purely voluntary basis. If the Participant does not consent, or if the Participant later seeks to revoke the Participant’s consent, the Participant’s employment status or service and career with the Participant’s employer or the Subsidiary retaining the Participant will not be adversely affected; the only adverse consequence of refusing or withdrawing the Participant’s consent is that the Corporation may not be able to grant Options to the Participant or administer or maintain such Options. Therefore, Participant understands that refusing or withdrawing the Participant’s consent may affect the Participant’s ability to participate in the Plan. For more information on the consequences of the Participant’s refusal to consent or withdrawal of consent, the Participant understands that the Participant may contact the Participant’s employer's human resources representative or the Subsidiary retaining the Participant.
11.
Insider Trading Restrictions/Market Abuse Laws.
The Participant acknowledges that the Participant may be subject to insider trading restrictions and/or market abuse laws in applicable jurisdictions, including the United States and the Participant’s country of residence (if different), which may affect his or her ability to acquire or sell Shares or rights to Shares (e.g., Options) under the Plan during such times as the Participant is considered to have “inside information” regarding the Corporation (as defined by the laws in the applicable jurisdictions, including the United States and the Participant’s country of residence). Any restrictions under these laws or regulations are separate from and in addition to any restrictions that may be imposed under any applicable Corporation insider trading policy. The Participant is responsible for ensuring compliance with any applicable restrictions and is advised to consult his or her personal legal advisor on this matter.
12.
Notices.
Any notice to be given under the terms of this Option Agreement shall be in writing and addressed to the Corporation at its principal office to the attention of the Secretary, and to the Participant at the address last reflected on the Corporation’s payroll records, or at such other address as either party may hereafter designate in writing to the other. Any such notice shall be delivered in person or shall be enclosed in a properly sealed envelope addressed as aforesaid, registered or certified, and deposited (postage and registry or certification fee prepaid) in a post office or branch post office regularly maintained by the United States Government or any equivalent non-United States postal office. Any such notice shall be given only when received, but if the Participant is no longer employed by or providing services to the Corporation or a Subsidiary, shall be deemed to have been duly given five (5) business days after the date mailed in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Section 12.
13.
Plan.
The Option and all rights of the Participant under this Option Agreement are subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, incorporated herein by reference. The Participant agrees to be bound by the terms of the Plan and this Option Agreement. The Participant acknowledges having read and understanding the Plan, the prospectus for the Plan, and this Option Agreement. Unless otherwise expressly provided in other sections of this Option Agreement, provisions of the Plan that confer discretionary authority on the Administrator do not and shall not be deemed to create any rights in the Participant unless such rights are expressly set forth herein or are otherwise in the sole discretion of the Administrator so conferred by appropriate action of the Administrator under the Plan after the date hereof.
14.
Entire Agreement.
This Option Agreement and the Plan (and, if the Participant is a U.S. employee, any Service Agreement as to any accelerated vesting right as contemplated by Section 5.3, but only as to such an accelerated vesting right) constitute the entire agreement and supersede all prior understandings and agreements, written or oral, of the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof. In the event of




any conflict between this Option Agreement, the Plan and Service Agreement (if any) in effect, the terms of the Plan shall control. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the treatment of the Option upon a Termination of Service and/or a Change in Control shall be as set forth in the Service Agreement (if any) in effect between the Corporation or any Subsidiary in the event of any conflict with the Plan or this Option Agreement.
The Plan may be amended, suspended or terminated pursuant to Section 8.6 of the Plan. This Option Agreement may be amended by the Administrator from time to time, provided that any such amendment must be in writing and signed by the Corporation. Except as otherwise provided in the Plan, any such amendment that materially and adversely affects the Participant’s rights under this Option Agreement requires the consent of the Participant in order to be effective with respect to the Option, provided that such consent shall not be required if the Administrator determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that the amendment is required or advisable in order for the Corporation, the Plan or this Option to satisfy applicable law, to meet the requirements of any accounting standard or to avoid any adverse accounting treatment. The Corporation may, however, unilaterally waive any provision hereof in writing to the extent such waiver does not adversely affect the interests of the Participant hereunder, but no such waiver shall operate as or be construed to be a subsequent waiver of the same provision or a waiver of any other provision hereof.
15.
Effect of this Agreement.
Subject to the Corporation’s right to terminate the Option pursuant to Section 8.6 of the Plan, this Option Agreement shall be assumed by, be binding upon and inure to the benefit of any successor or successors to the Corporation.
16.
Counterparts.
This Option Agreement may be executed simultaneously in any number of counterparts, including through electronic transmission, each of which counterparts shall be deemed an original but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.
17.
Section Headings.
The section headings of this Option Agreement are for convenience of reference only and shall not be deemed to alter or affect any provision hereof.
18.
Governing Law; Venue.
This Option Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington without regard to conflict of law principles thereunder. For purposes of litigating any dispute that arises under this grant or the Option Agreement, the parties hereby submit to and consent to the jurisdiction of the State of Washington, and agree that such litigation shall be conducted in the courts of King County, Washington, or the federal courts for the United States for the Western District of Washington, where this grant is made and/or to be performed.
19.
Clawback Policy.
The Option is subject to the terms of any recoupment, clawback or similar policy of the Corporation as may be in effect from time to time, as well as any similar provisions of applicable law (in each case, without regard to whether any such policy or application law was implemented or promulgated, as applicable, after the date the Option was granted), any of which could in certain circumstances require forfeiture of the Option and repayment or forfeiture of any Shares or other cash or property received with respect to the Option (including any value received from a disposition of the Shares acquired upon exercise of the Option).




20.
Language.
If the Participant has received this Option Agreement or any other document related to the Plan translated into a language other than English and if the meaning of the translated version is different than the English version, the English version will control.
21.
Electronic Delivery and Acceptance.
The Corporation may, in its sole discretion, decide to deliver any documents related to current or future participation in the Plan by electronic means. The Participant hereby consents to receive such documents by electronic delivery and agrees to participate in the Plan through an on-line or electronic system established and maintained by the Corporation or a third party designated by the Corporation.
22.
Severability.
The provisions of this Option Agreement are severable and if any one or more provisions are determined to be illegal or otherwise unenforceable, in whole or in part, the remaining provisions shall nevertheless be binding and enforceable.
23.
Appendices.
Notwithstanding any provisions in this Option Agreement, the Option shall be subject to any special terms and conditions set forth in any Appendix to this Option Agreement for the Participant’s country. Moreover, if the Participant relocates to any other country, special terms and conditions for such country will apply to the Participant (including, to the extent that an Appendix hereto pertains to the country to which the Participant relocates, those specified in such applicable Appendix), to the extent the Corporation determines that the application of such terms and conditions is necessary or advisable for legal or administrative reasons. The Appendices constitute part of this Option Agreement.
24.
Imposition of Other Requirements.
Subject to Section 14 of this Option Agreement, the Corporation reserves the right to impose other requirements on the Participant’s participation in the Plan, on the Option and on any Shares acquired under the Plan, to the extent the Corporation determines it is necessary or advisable for legal or administrative reasons and to require the Participant to sign any additional agreements or undertakings that may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing.


CTI BioPharma Corp.
a Delaware corporation
By: __________________________________
PARTICIPANT
    
Signature
    
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APPENDIX A

CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.
AMENDED AND RESTATED 2017 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT

COUNTRY-SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR EMPLOYEES

Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given to such terms in the Plan and the Option Agreement.
Terms and Conditions
This Appendix A includes additional terms and conditions for employees that govern the Option and the Shares subject to the Option if the Participant resides and/or works in one of the countries listed below. If the Participant is a citizen or resident of a country (or is considered as such for local law purposes) other than the one in which the Participant is currently residing and/or working or if the Participant moves to another country after receiving the grant of the Option, the Corporation will, in its sole discretion, determine the extent to which the terms and conditions herein will be applicable to the Participant.
Notifications
This Appendix A also includes information regarding exchange controls and certain other issues of which the Participant should be aware with respect to the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The information is based on the securities, exchange control and other laws in effect in the respective countries as of March 2015. Such laws are often complex and change frequently. As a result, the Corporation strongly recommends that the Participant not rely on the information in this Appendix A as the only source of information relating to the consequences of the Participant’s participation in the Plan because the information may be out of date at the time that the Option is exercised or the Participant sells Shares acquired under the Plan.
In addition, the information contained herein is general in nature and may not apply to the Participant’s particular situation, and the Corporation is not in a position to assure the Participant of a particular result. Accordingly, the Participant is advised to seek appropriate professional advice as to how the relevant laws in the Participant’s country may apply to the Participant’s situation.
If the Participant is a citizen or resident of a country other than the one in which the Participant is currently residing and/or working (or if the Participant is considered as such for local law purposes) or if the Participant moves to another country after receiving the grant of the Option, the information contained herein may not be applicable to the Participant in the same manner.




ITALY
Terms and Conditions
Method of Exercise.
The following paragraph supplements Section 4 of the Option Agreement:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan or the Option Agreement, the Participant will be required to pay the Exercise Price by a cashless exercise under a broker-assisted cashless exercise program implemented by the Corporation in connection with the Plan such that all Shares subject to the exercised Option will be sold immediately upon exercise (i.e. a “same day sale”) and the sales proceeds, less the Exercise Price, any Tax-Related Items and broker’s fees or commissions, will be remitted to the Participant. The Corporation reserves the right to provide the Participant with additional methods of exercise in the future.
Plan Document Acknowledgment.
In accepting the Option, the Participant acknowledges that the Participant has received a copy of the Plan and the Option Agreement and has reviewed the Plan and the Option Agreement, including this Appendix A, in their entirety and fully understands and accepts all provisions of the Plan and the Option Agreement, including this Appendix A. The Participant further acknowledges that the Participant has read and specifically and expressly approves the following provisions of the Stock Option Agreement: Section 1 (Grant); Section 2 (Vesting; Limits on Exercise); Section 3 (Continuance of Employment/Service Required); No Employment/Service Commitment); Section 5 (Early Termination of Option); Section 6 (Non-Transferability); Section 7 (Tax Withholding); Section 8 (Nature of Grant); Section 11 (Insider Trading Restrictions/Market Abuse Laws); Section 18 (Governing Law; Venue); Section 19 (Clawback Policy); Section 20 (Language); Section 21 (Electronic Delivery and Acceptance); Section 22 (Severability); Section 23 (Appendices); Section 24 (Imposition of Other Requirements); and the Data Privacy provision below in this Appendix A.
Data Privacy. This provision replaces in its entirety, Section 10 (Data Privacy) of the Option Agreement:
The Participant understands that the Corporation or the Participant’s employer (the “Employer”) may hold certain personal information about the Participant, including, but not limited to, the Participant’s name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social security number (or any other social or national identification number), salary, nationality, job title, number of Shares held and the details of all Options or any other entitlement to Shares awarded, cancelled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding (the “Data”) for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Participant is aware that providing the Corporation with the Participant’s Data is necessary for the performance of the Option Agreement and that the Participant’s refusal to provide such Data would make it impossible for the Corporation to perform its contractual obligations and may affect the Participant’s ability to participate in the Plan.
The “Controller” of personal data processing is CTI BioPharma Corp. 3101 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121, USA; its representative in Italy is currently the office of the Italian branch of CTI Life Sciences Limited with registered offices at Via Amedei 8, 20123 Milan, Italy. The Participant understands that the Data may be transferred to the Corporation or its Subsidiaries, or to any third parties assisting in the implementation, administration and management of the Plan, including any transfer required to [ ] or other third party with whom Shares acquired upon exercise of Options may be deposited. Furthermore, the recipients that may receive, possess, use, retain and transfer such Data for the above mentioned




purposes may be located in Italy or elsewhere, including outside of the European Union and the recipient’s country (e.g., the United States) may have different data privacy laws and protections than the Participant’s country. The processing activity, including the transfer of the Participant’s personal data abroad, outside of the European Union, as herein specified and pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, does not require the Participant’s consent thereto as the processing is necessary for the performance of contractual obligations related to the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. The Participant understands that Data processing relating to the purposes above specified shall take place under automated or non-automated conditions, anonymously when possible, that comply with the purposes for which Data are collected and with confidentiality and security provisions as set forth by applicable laws and regulations, with specific reference to D.lgs. 196/2003.
The Participant understands that Data will be held only as long as is required by law or as necessary to implement, administer and manage the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Participant understands that pursuant to art.7 of D.lgs 196/2003, the Participant has the right, including but not limited to, access, delete, update, request the rectification of the Participant’s Data and cease, for legitimate reasons, the Data processing. Furthermore, the Participant is aware that the Participant’s Data will not be used for direct marketing purposes. In addition, the Data provided can be reviewed and questions or complaints can be addressed by contacting a local representative available at the following address: office of the Italian branch of CTI Life Sciences Limited with registered offices at Via Amedei 8, 20123 Milan, Italy.
Notifications
Foreign Asset/Account Reporting Information.
If the Participant is an Italian resident and holds investments or financial assets outside of Italy (e.g., Shares received upon exercise of Options) during any fiscal year which may generate income taxable in Italy (or if the Participant is the beneficial owner of such an investment or asset even if the Participant does not directly hold the investment or asset), the Participant is required to report such investments or assets on the Participant’s annual tax return for such fiscal year (on UNICO Form, RW Schedule, or on a special form if the Participant is not required to file a tax return).
UNITED KINGDOM


Terms and Conditions

Tax Obligations.

This provision supplements Section 7 (Tax Withholding) of the Option Agreement for Employees:
If payment or withholding of the income tax due is not made within ninety (90) days of the end of the U.K. tax year (April 6 - April 5) in which the event giving rise to the liability occurs or such other period specified in Section 222(1)(c) of the U.K. Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (the “Due Date”), the amount of any uncollected income tax will constitute a loan owed by the Participant to the Participant’s employer (the “Employer”), effective on the Due Date. The Participant agrees that the loan will bear interest at the then-current Official Rate of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (“HMRC”), it will be immediately due and repayable, and the Corporation or the Participant’s Employer may recover it at any time thereafter by any of the means referred to in Section 7 of the Option Agreement.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Participant is a director or executive officer of the Corporation (within the meaning of Section 13(k) of the Exchange Act), he or she will not be eligible for such a loan to




cover the income tax due as described above. In the event that the Participant is such a director or executive officer and the income tax is not collected from or paid by the Participant by the Due Date, the amount of any uncollected income tax may constitute a benefit to the Participant on which additional income tax and national insurance contributions may be payable. The Participant is responsible for reporting and paying any income tax due on this additional benefit directly to HMRC under the self-assessment regime. The Participant is responsible for reimbursing the Corporation or the Employer for the value of any national insurance contribution due on this additional benefit and acknowledges that the Corporation or the Employer may recover such amount from him or her by any of the means referred to in Section 7 of the Option Agreement.

Joint Election.

As a condition of the Participant’s participation in the Plan, the Participant agrees to accept any liability for secondary Class 1 national insurance contributions which may be payable by the Corporation and/or the Employer in connection with the Option and any event giving rise to Tax-Related Items (the “Employer’s NICs”). Without limitation to the foregoing, the Participant agrees to enter into a joint election with the Corporation (the “Joint Election”), the form of such Joint Election being formally approved by HMRC, and to execute any other consents or elections required to accomplish the transfer of the Employer’s NICs to the Participant. The Participant further agrees to execute such other joint elections as may be required between the Participant and any successor to the Corporation and/or the Employer. The Participant further agrees that the Corporation and/or the Employer may collect the Employer’s NICs from him or her by any of the means set forth in Section 7 of the Option Agreement.

If the Participant does not enter into a Joint Election, or if approval of the Joint Election has been withdrawn by HMRC or if such Joint Election is jointly revoked by the Participant and the Corporation or the Employer, as applicable, the Corporation, in its sole discretion and without any liability to the Corporation or the Employer, may choose not to issue or deliver any Shares to the Participant upon exercise of the Option.


UNITED STATES

Terms and Conditions

The following provisions apply to the Participant if the Option is designated as an incentive stock option:
    
Qualified Option Value Limit.

This provision supplements Section 2 (Vesting; Limits on Exercise) of the Option Agreement:

If the Option is designated as an incentive stock option (an “ISO”), and if the aggregate fair market value of the Shares with respect to which ISOs first become exercisable by the Participant in any calendar year exceeds $100,000, as measured on the applicable Grant Dates, the limitations of Section 5.1 of the Plan shall apply and to such extent the Option will be rendered a nonqualified stock option.

Method of Exercise of Option.

This provision supplements Section 4 (Method of Exercise of Option) of the Option Agreement:

The Option will qualify as an ISO only if it meets all of the applicable requirements of the Code.

Early Termination of Option.





This provision supplements Section 5 (Early Termination of Option) of the Option Agreement:

Notwithstanding any post-termination exercise period provided for herein or in the Plan, the Option will qualify as an ISO only if it is exercised within the applicable exercise period for ISO under, and meets all of the applicable requirements of, the Code. If the Option is designated as an ISO, the Option will be rendered a nonqualified stock option if the Option is not exercised within the applicable exercise periods for ISOs or does not meet such other requirements.

Non-Transferability.

This provision supplements Section 6 (Non-Transferability) of the Option Agreement:

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this section or the Option Agreement, the Option and any other rights of the Participant under this Option Agreement or the Plan are nontransferable and exercisable only by the Participant, except as set forth in Section 5.6 of the Plan.

Tax Obligations.

This provision supplements Section 7 (Tax Withholding) of the Option Agreement:

If the Option granted to Participant herein is an ISO, and if Participant sells or otherwise disposes of any of the Shares acquired pursuant to the ISO on or before the later of (a) the date two (2) years after the Grant Date, or (b) the date one (1) year after the date of exercise, Participant shall immediately notify the Company in writing of such disposition. Participant agrees that Participant may be subject to income tax withholding by the Company on the compensation income recognized by Participant.



APPENDIX B

CTI BIOPHARMA CORP.
2017 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT

COUNTRY-SPECIFIC TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR DIRECTORS AND CONSULTANTS
Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning given to such terms in the Plan and the Option Agreement.
Terms and Conditions
This Appendix B includes additional terms and conditions for Directors and consultants that govern the Option and the Shares subject to the Option if the Participant resides and/or works in one of the countries listed below. If the Participant is a citizen or resident of a country (or is considered as such for local law purposes) other than the one in which the Participant is currently residing and/or working or if the Participant moves to another country after receiving the grant of the Option, the Corporation will, in its sole discretion, determine the extent to which the terms and conditions herein will be applicable to the Participant.
Notifications




This Appendix B also includes information regarding exchange controls and certain other issues of which the Participant should be aware with respect to the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The information is based on the securities, exchange control and other laws in effect in the respective countries as of March 2015. Such laws are often complex and change frequently. As a result, the Corporation strongly recommends that the Participant not rely on the information in this Appendix B as the only source of information relating to the consequences of the Participant’s participation in the Plan because the information may be out of date at the time that the Option is exercised or the Participant sells Shares acquired under the Plan.
In addition, the information contained herein is general in nature and may not apply to the Participant’s particular situation and the Corporation is not in a position to assure the Participant of a particular result. Accordingly, the Participant is advised to seek appropriate professional advice as to how the relevant laws in the Participant’s country may apply to the Participant’s situation.
If the Participant is a citizen or resident of a country other than the one in which the Participant is currently residing and/or working (or if the Participant is considered as such for local law purposes) or if the Participant moves to another country after receiving the grant of the Option, the information contained herein may not be applicable to the Participant in the same manner.
ITALY
Terms and Conditions
Method of Exercise.
The following paragraph supplements Section 4 of the Option Agreement:
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan or the Option Agreement, the Participant will be required to pay the Exercise Price by a cashless exercise under a broker-assisted cashless exercise program implemented by the Corporation in connection with the Plan such that all Shares subject to the exercised Option will be sold immediately upon exercise (i.e. a “same day sale”) and the sales proceeds, less the Exercise Price, any Tax-Related Items and broker’s fees or commissions, will be remitted to the Participant. The Corporation reserves the right to provide the Participant with additional methods of exercise in the future.
Plan Document Acknowledgment.
In accepting the Option, the Participant acknowledges that the Participant has received a copy of the Plan and the Option Agreement and has reviewed the Plan and the Option Agreement, including this Appendix B, in their entirety and fully understands and accepts all provisions of the Plan and the Option Agreement, including this Appendix B. The Participant further acknowledges that the Participant has read and specifically and expressly approves the following provisions of the Stock Option Agreement: Section 1 (Grant); Section 2 (Vesting; Limits on Exercise); Section 3 (Continuance of Employment/Service Required); No Employment/Service Commitment); Section 5 (Early Termination of Option); Section 6 (Non-Transferability); Section 7 (Tax Withholding); Section 8 (Nature of Grant); Section 11 (Insider Trading Restrictions/Market Abuse Laws); Section 18 (Governing Law; Venue); Section 19 (Clawback Policy); Section 20 (Language); Section 21 (Electronic Delivery and Acceptance); Section 22 (Severability); Section 23 (Appendices); Section 24 (Imposition of Other Requirements); and the Data Privacy provision below in this Appendix B.
Data Privacy.
This provision replaces in its entirety, Section 10 (Data Privacy) of the Option Agreement:




The Participant understands that the Corporation or the Subsidiary retaining the Participant may hold certain personal information about the Participant, including, but not limited to, the Participant’s name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social security number (or any other social or national identification number), salary, nationality, job title, number of Shares held and the details of all Options or any other entitlement to Shares awarded, cancelled, exercised, vested, unvested or outstanding (the “Data”) for the purpose of implementing, administering and managing the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Participant is aware that providing the Corporation with the Participant’s Data is necessary for the performance of the Option Agreement and that the Participant’s refusal to provide such Data would make it impossible for the Corporation to perform its contractual obligations and may affect the Participant’s ability to participate in the Plan.
The “Controller” of personal data processing is CTI BioPharma Corp., 3101 Western Ave., Seattle, WA 98121, USA; its representative in Italy is currently the office of the Italian branch of CTI Life Sciences Limited with registered offices at Via Amedei 8, 20123 Milan, Italy. The Participant understands that the Data may be transferred to the Corporation or its Subsidiaries, or to any third parties assisting in the implementation, administration and management of the Plan, including any transfer required to [ ] Financial Services, Inc. or other third party with whom Shares acquired upon exercise of Options may be deposited. Furthermore, the recipients that may receive, possess, use, retain and transfer such Data for the above mentioned purposes may be located in Italy or elsewhere, including outside of the European Union and the recipient’s country (e.g., the United States) may have different data privacy laws and protections than the Participant’s country. The processing activity, including the transfer of the Participant’s personal data abroad, outside of the European Union, as herein specified and pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, does not require the Participant’s consent thereto as the processing is necessary for the performance of contractual obligations related to the implementation, administration and management of the Plan. The Participant understands that Data processing relating to the purposes above specified shall take place under automated or non-automated conditions, anonymously when possible, that comply with the purposes for which Data are collected and with confidentiality and security provisions as set forth by applicable laws and regulations, with specific reference to D.lgs. 196/2003.
The Participant understands that Data will be held only as long as is required by law or as necessary to implement, administer and manage the Participant’s participation in the Plan. The Participant understands that pursuant to art.7 of D.lgs 196/2003, the Participant has the right, including but not limited to, access, delete, update, request the rectification of the Participant’s Data and cease, for legitimate reasons, the Data processing. Furthermore, the Participant is aware that the Participant’s Data will not be used for direct marketing purposes. In addition, the Data provided can be reviewed and questions or complaints can be addressed by contacting a local representative available at the following address: office of the Italian branch of CTI Life Sciences Limited with registered offices at Via Amedei 8, 20123 Milan, Italy.
Notifications
Foreign Asset/Account Reporting Information.
If the Participant is an Italian resident and holds investments or financial assets outside of Italy (e.g., Shares received upon exercise of Options) during any fiscal year which may generate income taxable in Italy (or if the Participant is the beneficial owner of such an investment or asset even if the Participant does not directly hold the investment or asset), the Participant is required to report such investments or assets on the Participant’s annual tax return for such fiscal year (on UNICO Form, RW Schedule, or on a special form if the Participant is not required to file a tax return).






UNITED KINGDOM

Terms and Conditions

Grant.

Notwithstanding anything contrary in the Plan, due to securities law requirements, no grants will be made to non-employee Directors or consultants in the United Kingdom.

UNITED STATES

Terms and Conditions

Tax Information.

The Option is not an “incentive stock option” within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code.