Document


As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2017
Registration No. 333-    
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM S-8
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
Web.com Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
94-3327894
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
12808 Gran Bay Parkway West
Jacksonville, Florida
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
32258
(Zip Code)
_____________________________________

Web.com Group, Inc. 2017 Acquisio Inducement Award Plan
(Full title of the plan)
_____________________________________
David L. Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Web.com Group, Inc.
12808 Gran Bay Parkway West
Jacksonville, Florida 32258
(Name and address of agent for service)
(904) 680-6600
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
_____________________________________

Copies to:
Nancy H. Wojtas
James F. Fulton, Jr.
Cooley LLP
3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, California 94304
(650) 843-5000

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
 
 
Large accelerated filer x
Accelerated filer o
Non-accelerated filer o (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company o
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE






Title of Securities
to be Registered
 
Amount to be Registered(1)
 
Proposed Maximum
Offering Price
per Share(2)
 
Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering Price(2)
 
Amount of
Registration Fee
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share
 
209,500
 
$23.29
 
$4,879,255.00
 
$607.47

(1)
Pursuant to Rule 416(a) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement shall also cover any additional shares of Registrant’s common stock that become issuable under the 2017 Acquisio Inducement Award Plan by reason of any stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization, or other similar transaction effected that results in an increase to the number of outstanding shares of Registrant’s common stock, as applicable.

(2)
Estimated in accordance with Rule 457(c) and Rule 457(h) solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee on the basis of the average of the high and low prices of the Registrant’s common stock as reported on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on October 31, 2017.

PART II

ITEM 3. INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE.

The following documents filed by the Registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, are incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement:

(a)the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the SEC on February 28, 2017, which contains audited financial statements for the Registrant’s latest fiscal year for which such statements have been filed;

(b)the information specifically incorporated by reference into the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, from its Definitive Proxy Statement on Form 14A for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, filed with the SEC on April 5, 2017;

(c)the Registrant’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 5, 2017 and August 4, 2017;

(d)the Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on May 11, May 19, February 14, 2017, and January 31, 2017 and Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on July 28, 2017;

(e)the description of the Registrant’s common stock in its Registration Statement on Form 8-A filed with the SEC on November 6, 2005, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description; and

(f)all other reports and other documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, which reports and documents shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part of this Registration Statement from the date of the filing of such reports and documents.

ITEM 4. DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES.

Not applicable.

ITEM 5. INTERESTS OF NAME EXPERTS AND COUNSEL.

Not applicable.

ITEM 6. INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS.

Section 145 of the Delaware General Corporation Law authorizes a court to award, or a corporation’s board of directors to grant, indemnity to directors and officers in terms sufficiently broad to permit such indemnification under certain circumstances for liabilities, including reimbursement for expenses incurred, arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.






The Registrant’s amended and restated certificate of incorporation and bylaws include provisions which (i) eliminate the personal liability of its directors for monetary damages resulting from breaches of their fiduciary duty to the extent permitted by Delaware Law and (ii) require the Registrant to indemnify its directors and executive officers to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware Law, including circumstances in which indemnification is otherwise discretionary. Pursuant to Section 145 of Delaware Law, a corporation generally has the power to indemnify its present and former directors, officers, employees and agents against expenses incurred by them in connection with any suit to which they are, or are threatened to be made, a party by reason of their serving in such positions so long as they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action, had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. The Registrant believes that these provisions are necessary to attract and retain qualified persons as directors and executive officers. These provisions do not eliminate the directors’ duty of care, and, in appropriate circumstances, equitable remedies such as injunctive or other forms of non-monetary relief will remain available under Delaware Law. In addition, each director will continue to be subject to liability for breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Registrant, for acts or omissions not in good faith or involving intentional misconduct, for knowing violations of law, for acts or omissions that the director believes to be contrary to the Registrant’s best interests or the best interests of the Registrant’s stockholders, for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit, for acts or omissions involvinga reckless disregard for the director’s duty to the Registrant or its stockholders when the director was aware or should have been aware of a risk of serious injury to the Registrant or its stockholders, for acts or omissions that constitute an unexcused pattern of inattention that amounts to an abdication of the director’s duty to the Registrant or its stockholders, for improper transactions between the director and the Registrant and for improper distributions to stockholders and loans to directors and officers. The provision also does not affect a director’s responsibilities under any other law, such as the federal securities law or state or federal environmental laws.

The Registrant has entered into indemnity agreements with its directors and certain of its executive officers that require the Registrant to indemnify such persons against expenses, judgments, fines, settlements and other amounts incurred (including expenses of a derivative action) in connection with any proceeding, whether actual or threatened, to which any such person may be made a party by reason of the fact that such person is or was one of the Registrant’s directors or executive officers, provided, among other things, that such person’s conduct was not knowingly fraudulent or deliberately dishonest or constituted willful misconduct. The indemnification agreements also set forth certain procedures that will apply in the event of a claim for indemnification thereunder.

The Registrant maintains an insurance policy covering its officers and directors with respect to certain liabilities, including liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or otherwise.

ITEM 7. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED.

Not applicable.

ITEM 8. EXHIBITS.

 
 
 
Exhibit Number
Description
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
5.1 (5)
23.1(5)
23.4
24.1
Power of Attorney. Reference is made to the signature page of this Form S-8.
99.1(5)

(1)
Filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-124349), filed with the SEC on April 27, 2005, as amended, and incorporated by reference herein.





(2)
Filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-51595), filed with the SEC on February 10, 2009, and incorporated by reference herein.
(3)
Filed as Exhibit 3.3 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-51595), filed with the SEC on October 30, 2008, and incorporated by reference herein.
(4)
Filed as Exhibit 4.2 to the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K (File No. 000-51595), filed with the SEC on October 30, 2008, and incorporated by reference herein.
(5)
Filed herewith.

ITEM 9.    UNDERTAKINGS.
 
 
1.
The Registrant hereby undertakes:

(a)To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:
(i)To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended;
(ii)To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and
(iii)To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(i) and (a)(ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.
(b)That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
(c)To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.
(d)That, for the purpose of determining liability of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities, the Registrant undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the Registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the Registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:
(i)Any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the Registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;
(ii)Any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the Registrant or used or referred to by the Registrant;
(iii)The portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the Registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the Registrant; and
(iv)Any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the Registrant to the purchaser.

2.The Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered herein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.
3.Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933, amended, may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the SEC such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933,





as amended, and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.
SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Jacksonville, State of Florida, on November 7, 2017.
WEB.COM GROUP, INC.

By:    /s/ David L. Brown
______________________            
David L. Brown
Chief Executive Officer


POWER OF ATTORNEY
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints David L. Brown, Kevin M. Carney and Matthew P. McClure, and each or any one of them, his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents, or any of them, or their or his substitutes or substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement has been signed below by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 
 
 
 
Signature
Title
Date
 
 
 
/s/ David L. Brown
David L. Brown
Chief Executive Officer and Director
(Principal Executive Officer)
November 7, 2017
/s/ Kevin M. Carney
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
November 7, 2017
Kevin M. Carney
/s/ Timothy P. Cost
Timothy P. Cost
Director
November 7, 2017
/s/ Hugh Durden
Hugh Durden
Director
November 7, 2017
/s/ Philip J. Facchina
Philip J. Facchina
Director
November 7, 2017
/s/ John Giuliani
John Giuliani
Director
November 7, 2017
/s/ Timothy I. Maudlin
Timothy I. Maudlin
Director
November 7, 2017
/s/ Robert S. McCoy, Jr.
Robert S. McCoy, Jr.
Director
November 7, 2017
/s/ Deborah H. Quazzo
Deborah H. Quazzo
Director
November 7, 2017










Exhibit


Cooley

Nancy H. Wojtas
T: +1 650 843 5819
nwojtas@cooley.com


November 7, 2017

Web.com Group, Inc.
12808 Gran Bay Parkway, West
Jacksonville, FL 32258

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We have acted as counsel to Web.com Group, Inc. (the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, and you have requested our opinion in connection with the filing of a registration statement on Form S‑8 (the “Registration Statement”) with the Securities and Exchange Commission covering the offering of up to 209,500 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Shares”), pursuant to the Web.com Group, Inc. 2017 Acquisio Inducement Award Plan (the “Plan”).
In connection with this opinion, we have examined and relied upon the Registration Statement and related prospectus included therein, the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, as currently in effect, the Plan and the originals or copies certified to our satisfaction of such other documents, records, certificates, memoranda and other instruments as we deem necessary or appropriate to enable us to render the opinion expressed below. We have assumed the genuineness and authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals and the conformity to originals of all documents submitted to us as copies thereof. As to certain factual matters, we have relied upon a certificate of an officer of the Company and have not sought to independently verify such matters. Our opinion is expressed only with respect to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. We express no opinion to the extent that any other laws are applicable to the subject matter hereof and express no opinion and provide no assurance as to compliance with any federal or state securities law, rule or regulation.
On the basis of the foregoing, and in reliance thereon, we are of the opinion that the Shares, when sold and issued in accordance with the Plan, the Registration Statement and related prospectus, will be validly issued, fully paid, and nonassessable (except as to shares issued pursuant to certain deferred payment arrangements, which will be fully paid and nonassessable when such deferred payments are made in full).
We consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement.

Very truly yours,
COOLEY LLP

By: /s/ Nancy H. Wojtas        
Nancy H. Wojtas



Exhibit


Exhibit 23.1

Consent of Independent Registered Certified Public Accounting Firm 


We consent to the incorporation by reference in the Registration Statement (Form S-8) pertaining to the Web.com Group, Inc. 2017 Acquisio Inducement Award Plan of our reports dated February 28, 2017, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of Web.com Group, Inc. and the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting of Web.com Group, Inc., included in its Annual Report (Form 10-K) for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.    


 /s/ Ernst & Young LLP
Certified Public Accountants
Jacksonville, Florida
November 6, 2017




Exhibit



Web.com Group, Inc.
2017 Acquisio Inducement Award Plan
Adopted By Board on: October 26, 2017
Termination Date: October 26, 2027
1.
General.
(a)Eligible Award Recipients. The only persons eligible to receive Awards are Eligible Employees.
(b)Available Awards. The Plan provides for the grant of (i) Options and (ii) Restricted Stock Unit Awards.
(c)General Purpose. The Company, by means of the Plan, seeks to secure the services of Eligible Employees, that is, persons who have not previously served as an employee or director of the Company, or if they have, only following a bona fide period of non-employment, as an inducement material to the individual’s entering into employment with the Company within the meaning of Rule 5635(c)(4) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules, and to provide incentives for such persons to exert maximum efforts for the success of the Company and any Affiliate and to provide a means by which such Eligible Employees may be given an opportunity to benefit from increases in value of the Common Stock through the granting of Awards.
2.Administration.
(a)Administration by Board. The Board shall administer the Plan unless and until the Board delegates administration of the Plan to a Committee or Committees, as provided in Section 2(c), provided that the grant of Awards to Eligible Employees shall be approved by the Company's independent compensation committee or a majority of the Company's independent directors (as defined in Rule 5605(a)(2) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules) in order to comply with the exemption from the stockholder approval requirement for “inducement grants” provided under Rule 5635(c)(4) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules.
(b)Powers of Board. The Board shall have the power, subject to, and within the limitations of, the express provisions of the Plan:
(i)To determine from time to time (A) which of the persons eligible under the Plan shall be granted Awards; (B) when and how each Award shall be granted; (C) what type or combination of types of Awards shall be granted; (D) the provisions of each Award granted (which need not be identical), including the time or times when a person shall be permitted to receive cash or Common Stock pursuant to an Award; (E) the number of shares of Common Stock subject to an Award; and (F) the Fair Market Value applicable to an Award.
(ii)To construe and interpret the Plan and Awards, and to establish, amend and revoke rules and regulations for the administration of the Plan and Awards. The Board, in the exercise of this power, may correct any defect, omission or inconsistency in the Plan or in any Award Agreement in a manner and to the extent it shall deem necessary or expedient to make the Plan or Award fully effective.
(iii)To settle all controversies regarding the Plan and Awards.
(iv)To accelerate, in whole or in part, the time at which an Award may be exercised or vest (or at which cash or shares of Common Stock may be issued).
(v)To suspend or terminate the Plan at any time. Suspension or termination of the Plan shall not impair the rights under any Awards granted while the Plan is in effect except with the written consent of the affected Participant.
(vi)To amend the Plan in any respect the Board deems necessary or advisable, including, without limitation, by adopting amendments relating to certain nonqualified deferred compensation under Section 409A of the Code and/or to make the Plan or Awards granted under the Plan exempt from or compliant





therewith, subject to the limitations, if any, of applicable law. However, if required by applicable law or listing requirements, and except as provided in Section 9(a) relating to Capitalization Adjustments, stockholder approval shall be required for any amendment of the Plan that either (A) materially increases the number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the Plan, (B) materially expands the class of individuals eligible to receive Awards under the Plan, (C) materially increases the benefits accruing to Participants under the Plan or materially reduces the price at which shares of Common Stock may be issued or purchased under the Plan, (D) materially extends the term of the Plan, or (E) materially expands the types of Awards available for issuance under the Plan, but only to the extent required by applicable law or listing requirements. Except as provided in the Plan (including subsection (vii) below) or an Award Agreement, no amendment of the Plan will impair a Participant’s rights under an outstanding Award without his or her written consent.
(vii)To approve forms of Award Agreements for use under the Plan and to amend the terms of any one or more Award, including, but not limited to, amendments to provide terms more favorable to the Participant than previously provided in the Award Agreement, subject to any specified limits in the Plan that are not subject to Board discretion; provided however, that the Participant’s rights under any Award shall not be impaired by any such amendment unless (A) the Company requests the consent of the affected Participant, and (B) such Participant consents in writing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (1) a Participant’s rights will not be deemed to have been impaired by any such amendment if the Board, in its sole discretion, determines that the amendment, taken as a whole, does not materially impair the Participant’s rights, and (2) subject to the limitations of applicable law, if any, the Board may amend the terms of any one or more Awards without the affected Participant’s consent (A) to clarify the manner of exemption from, or to bring the Award into compliance with, Section 409A; (B) to correct clerical or typographical errors; or (C) to comply with other applicable laws or listing requirements.
(viii)Generally, to exercise such powers and to perform such acts as the Board deems necessary or expedient to promote the best interests of the Company and that are not in conflict with the provisions of the Plan or Awards.
(ix)To adopt such procedures and sub-plans as are necessary or appropriate to permit participation in the Plan by Eligible Employees who are foreign nationals or employed outside the United States (provided that Board approval will not be necessary for immaterial modifications to the Plan or any Award Agreement that are required for compliance with the laws of the relevant foreign jurisdiction).
(c)Delegation to Committee. Subject to Section 2(a) above regarding the approval of grants, the Board may delegate some or all of the administration of the Plan to a Committee or Committees. If administration of the Plan is delegated to a Committee, the Committee shall have, in connection with the administration of the Plan, the powers theretofore possessed by the Board that have been delegated to the Committee, including the power to delegate to a subcommittee of the Committee any of the administrative powers the Committee is authorized to exercise (and references in this Plan to the Board shall thereafter be to the Committee or subcommittee), subject, however, to such resolutions, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, as may be adopted from time to time by the Board. The Board may retain the authority to concurrently administer the Plan with the Committee and may, at any time, revest in the Board some or all of the powers previously delegated to the Committee, Committees, subcommittee or subcommittees.
(d)Effect of Board’s Decision. All determinations, interpretations and constructions made by the Board in good faith shall not be subject to review by any person and shall be final, binding and conclusive on all persons.
(e)Cancellation and Re-Grant of Awards. Neither the Board nor any Committee shall have the authority to: (i) reprice any outstanding Options under the Plan, or (ii) cancel and regrant any outstanding Options under the Plan that have an exercise price or strike price greater than the current Fair Market Value of the Common Stock in exchange for cash or other Stock Awards under the Plan, unless the stockholders of the Company have approved such an action within twelve (12) months prior to such an event. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Board or Committee shall have the authority, without the approval of the





Company’s stockholders, to cancel outstanding Options that have an exercise price greater than the current Fair Market Value of the Common Stock in exchange only for a nominal cash payment of consideration as necessary to effect a cancellation of the Option, provided that such cancellation is not treated as a repricing under United States generally accepted accounting principles.
3.Shares Subject to the Plan.
(a)Share Reserve. Subject to the provisions of Section 9(a) relating to Capitalization Adjustments, the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that may be issued pursuant to Awards after the Effective Date shall not exceed 209,500 shares (the “Share Reserve”). For clarity, the foregoing is a limitation on the number of shares of the Common Stock that may be issued pursuant to the Plan and does not limit the granting of Awards except as provided in Section 6(a). Shares may be issued in connection with a merger or acquisition as permitted by Rule 5635(c)(3) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules or, if applicable, NYSE Listed Company Manual Section 303A.08, or AMEX Company Guide Section 711 and such issuance shall not reduce the number of shares available for issuance under the Plan. Furthermore, if an Award (i) expires or otherwise terminates without having been exercised in full or (ii) is settled in cash (i.e., the holder of the Award receives cash rather than stock), such expiration, termination or settlement shall not reduce (or otherwise offset) the number of shares of the Common Stock that may be issued pursuant to the Plan.
(b)Reversion of Shares to the Share Reserve. Any shares reacquired by the Company as consideration for the exercise of an Award or as consideration for payment of any applicable withholding taxes shall again become available for issuance under the Plan.
(c)Source of Shares. The stock issuable under the Plan shall be shares of authorized but unissued or reacquired Common Stock.
4.Eligibility.
(a)Awards may only be granted to persons that are Eligible Employees as of the date of grant. For clarity, Awards may be granted only to persons not previously an Employee or Director of the Company, or following a bona fide period of non-employment, in any such case, as an inducement material to the individual’s entering into employment with the Company or an Affiliate within the meaning of Rule 5635(c)(4) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules. In addition, notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, all Awards must be granted either by a majority of the Company’s independent directors or by the Company’s compensation committee comprised of independent directors within the meaning of Rule 5605(a)(2) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules.
5.Option Provisions.
Each Option shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as the Board shall deem appropriate. If certificates are issued, a certificate or certificates shall be issued for shares of Common Stock purchased on exercise. The provisions of separate Options need not be identical; provided, however, that each Option Agreement shall include (through incorporation of provisions hereof by reference in the Option Agreement or otherwise) the substance of each of the following provisions:
(a)Term. No Option shall be exercisable after the expiration of ten (10) years from the date of its grant or such shorter period specified in the Option Agreement.
(b)Exercise Price. The exercise price of each Option shall be not less than one hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock subject to the Option on the date the Option is granted. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Option may be granted with an exercise price lower than one hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock subject to the Option if such Option is granted pursuant to an assumption or substitution for another option in a manner consistent with the provisions of Sections 409A and 424(a) of the Code.
(c)Consideration. The purchase price of Common Stock acquired pursuant to the exercise of an Option shall be paid, to the extent permitted by applicable law and as determined by the Board in its sole discretion, by any combination of the methods of payment set forth below. The Board shall have the authority to grant Options that do not permit all of the following methods of payment (or otherwise restrict the ability





to use certain methods) and to grant Options that require the consent of the Company to utilize a particular method of payment. No method of payment may be made unless the process of using such method complies, in such circumstances with all applicable laws and would not require the Company to undertake any filing requirements nor obtain any prior consent. The methods of payment permitted by this Section 5(c) are:
(i)by cash, check, bank draft or money order payable to the Company;
(ii)pursuant to a program developed under Regulation T as promulgated by the Federal Reserve Board that, prior to the issuance of the stock subject to the Option, results in either the receipt of cash (or check) by the Company or the receipt of irrevocable instructions to pay the aggregate exercise price to the Company from the sales proceeds;
(iii)by delivery to the Company (either by actual delivery or attestation) of shares of Common Stock;
(iv)by a “net exercise” arrangement pursuant to which the Company will reduce the number of shares of Common Stock delivered to the Participant upon exercise by the largest whole number of shares with a Fair Market Value that does not exceed the aggregate exercise price; provided, however, that the Company shall accept a cash or other payment from the Participant to the extent of any remaining balance of the aggregate exercise price not satisfied by such reduction in the number of whole shares to be issued; provided, further, that shares of Common Stock will no longer be outstanding under an Option and will not be exercisable thereafter to the extent that (A) shares are used to pay the exercise price pursuant to the “net exercise,” (B) shares are delivered to the Participant as a result of such exercise, and (C) shares are sold in the open market, on the account of the Participant and following an election from the Participant to that effect, to satisfy tax withholding obligations; or
(v)in any other form of legal consideration that may be acceptable to the Board.
(d)Transferability of Options. The Board may, in its sole discretion, impose such limitations on the transferability of Options as the Board shall determine. In the absence of such a determination by the Board to the contrary, the following restrictions on the transferability of Options shall apply:
(i)Restrictions on Transfer. An Option shall not be transferable except by will or by the laws of descent and distribution and shall be exercisable during the lifetime of the Optionholder only by the Optionholder; provided, however, that the Board may, in its sole discretion, permit transfer of the Option in a manner consistent with applicable tax and securities laws upon the Optionholder’s request.
(ii)Domestic Relations Orders. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Option may be transferred pursuant to a domestic relations order, official marital settlement agreement or other court order.
(iii)Beneficiary Designation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Optionholder may, by delivering written notice to the Company, in a form provided by or otherwise satisfactory to the Company, designate a third party who, in the event of the death of the Optionholder, shall thereafter be the beneficiary of an Option with the right to exercise the Option and receive the Common Stock or other consideration resulting from an Option exercise. In the absence of such a designation, the executor or administrator of the Participant’s estate will be entitled to exercise the Option and receive the Common Stock or other consideration resulting from such exercise. However, the Company may prohibit designation of a beneficiary at any time, including due to any conclusion by the Company that such designation would be inconsistent with the provisions of applicable laws.
All transfers and designations contemplated in this Section 5(d) or otherwise are subject to the same being in compliance with all applicable securities laws.
(e)Vesting Generally. The total number of shares of Common Stock subject to an Option may vest and therefore become exercisable in periodic installments that may or may not be equal. The Option may be subject to such other terms and conditions on the time or times when it may or may not be exercised as the Board may deem appropriate. The vesting provisions of individual Options may vary. The provisions of this Section 5(e) are subject to any Option provisions governing the minimum number of shares of Common Stock as to which an Option may be exercised.





(f)Termination of Continuous Service. Except as otherwise provided in the applicable Option Agreement or other agreement between the Optionholder and the Company, in the event that an Optionholder’s Continuous Service terminates (other than upon the Optionholder’s death or Disability), the Optionholder may exercise his or her Option (to the extent that the Optionholder was entitled to exercise such Option as of the date of termination of Continuous Service) but only within such period of time ending on the earlier of (i) the date three (3) months following the termination of the Optionholder’s Continuous Service (or such longer or shorter period specified in the Option Agreement), or (ii) the expiration of the term of the Option as set forth in the Option Agreement. If, after termination of Continuous Service, the Optionholder does not exercise his or her Option within the applicable time period, the Option shall terminate. For the purposes of the Plan, the date of termination of services or employment (and the date of termination of Continuous Service) shall be the earlier of:
(i)    the date on which the Optionholder gives notice of resignation to the Company or any of its Affiliates; and
(ii)    the date of termination (whether or not for cause).
In the case of any termination of the Optionholder’s employment, for whatever reason and whether by the Optionholder or the Company or any of its Affiliates, the date of termination is the last day on which the Optionholder is actively employed, not including any period during or on account of which the Optionholder is in receipt of non-working notice, pay in lieu of notice, severance pay or any other monies in relation to the cessation of the Optionholder’s employment (whether under statute or common law).
(g)Extension of Termination Date. Unless otherwise provided in an Optionholder’s Option Agreement, if the exercise of the Option following the termination of the Optionholder’s Continuous Service (other than upon a Change in Control or the Optionholder’s death or Disability) would be prohibited at any time solely because the issuance of shares of Common Stock would violate the registration requirements under the Securities Act, then the Option shall terminate on the earlier of (i) the expiration of a period equal to the post-termination exercise period described in Section 5(f), 5(h) or 5(i) after the termination of the Optionholder’s Continuous Service during which the exercise of the Option would not be in violation of such registration requirements, or (ii) the expiration of the term of the Option as set forth in the Option Agreement. In addition, unless otherwise provided in an Optionholder’s Option Agreement, if the sale of the Common Stock received upon exercise of an Option following the termination of the Optionholder’s Continuous Service (other than upon a Change in Control or the Optionholder’s death or Disability) would violate the Company’s insider trading policy, then the Option shall terminate on the earlier of (i) the expiration of a period equal to the post-termination exercise period described in Section 5(f), 5(h) or 5(i) after the termination of the Optionholder’s Continuous Service during which the exercise of the Option would not be in violation of the Company’s insider trading policy, (ii) the 15th day of the third month after the date on which the Option would cease to be exercisable but for this Section 5(g), or such longer period as would not cause the Option to become subject to Section 409A(a)(1) of the Code; or (iii) the expiration of the term of the Option as set forth in the Option Agreement.
(h)Disability of Optionholder. In the event that an Optionholder’s Continuous Service terminates as a result of the Optionholder’s Disability, the Optionholder may exercise his or her Option (to the extent that the Optionholder was entitled to exercise such Option as of the date of termination of Continuous Service), but only within such period of time ending on the earlier of (i) the date twelve (12) months following such termination of Continuous Service (or such longer or shorter period specified in the Option Agreement), or (ii) the expiration of the term of the Option as set forth in the Option Agreement. If, after termination of Continuous Service, the Optionholder does not exercise his or her Option within the time specified herein or in the Option Agreement (as applicable), the Option shall terminate.





(i)Death of Optionholder. In the event that (i) an Optionholder’s Continuous Service terminates as a result of the Optionholder’s death, or (ii) the Optionholder dies within the period (if any) specified in the Option Agreement after the termination of the Optionholder’s Continuous Service for a reason other than death, then the Option may be exercised (to the extent the Optionholder was entitled to exercise such Option as of the date of death) by the Optionholder’s estate, by a person who acquired the right to exercise the Option by bequest or inheritance or by a person designated as the beneficiary of the Option upon the Optionholder’s death, but only within the period ending on the earlier of (A) the date eighteen (18) months following the date of death (or such longer or shorter period specified in the Option Agreement), or (B) the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Option Agreement. If, after the Optionholder’s death, the Option is not exercised within the time specified herein or in the Option Agreement (as applicable), the Option shall terminate. If the Optionholder designates a third party beneficiary of the Option in accordance with Section 5(d)(iii), then upon the death of the Optionholder such designated beneficiary shall have the sole right to exercise the Option and receive the Common Stock or other consideration resulting from an Option exercise.
(j)Exercise Restriction. No Option shall be first exercisable for any shares of Common Stock until at least six (6) months following the date of grant of the Option (although the Award may vest prior to such date). In addition (i) if a Participant dies or suffers a Disability, (ii) upon a Corporate Transaction in which such Option is not assumed, continued, or substituted, (iii) upon a Change in Control, or (iv) upon the Participant’s retirement (as such term may be defined in the Participant’s Option Agreement or in another applicable agreement or in accordance with the Company’s then current employment policies and guidelines), any such vested Options may be exercised earlier than six months following the date of grant. No Option may be exercised if to do so, or if the issuance of the security on the exercise of the Option, would contravene any applicable securities laws.
6.Provisions of Restricted Stock Unit Awards
(a)In General. Each Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as the Board shall deem appropriate. The terms and conditions of Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements may change from time to time, and the terms and conditions of separate Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreements need not be identical; provided, however, that each Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement shall conform to (through incorporation of the provisions hereof by reference in the agreement or otherwise) the substance of each of the provisions of this Section 6.
(b)Consideration. A Restricted Stock Unit Award may be awarded in consideration for (A) cash, check, bank draft or money order payable to the Company, (B) past services to the Company or an Affiliate, or (C) any other form of legal consideration (including future services) that may be acceptable to the Board, in its sole discretion, and permissible under applicable law.
(i)Vesting. Subject to the provisions of Section 8(g), the Stock Unit will vest in accordance with the vesting schedule specified in the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement until a Participant’s Continuous Service terminates. The Stock Units that vest on the specified vesting date shall be paid out automatically on the corresponding payment date by the delivering to the Participant of the number of shares of the Company’s Common Stock specified in the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement that have vested.
(ii)At the time of the grant of a Restricted Stock Unit Award, the Board may impose such restrictions on or conditions to the vesting of the Restricted Stock Unit Award as it, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
(iii)Subject to any withholding obligation relating to a Restricted Stock Unit Award, the Company shall deliver to the Participant a certificate or certificates, or at the election of the Company make an appropriate book-entry, for the number of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of vested Stock Units as soon as administratively practicable. The Participant shall not be entitled to receive any shares of Common Stock with respect to unvested Stock Units, and the Participant shall have no further rights with regard to a Stock Unit once the underlying share of Common Stock has been delivered with respect to that Stock Unit.





(c)Termination of Participant’s Continuous Service. If a Participant’s Continuous Service terminates, all Stock Units granted to a Participant that have not vested at that time shall automatically be cancelled.
(d)Transferability. Stock Units under the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement shall be transferable by the Participant only upon such terms and conditions as are set forth in the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement, as the Board shall determine in its sole discretion, so long as Stock Unit awarded under the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement remains subject to the terms of the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement. Any such transfer must be done only in compliance with applicable securities laws.
(e)Rights as a Stockholder. A Participant will have no voting, dividend or other stockholder rights with respect to the award of Stock Units.
7.Covenants of the Company.
(a)Availability of Shares. During the terms of the Awards, the Company shall keep available at all times the number of shares of Common Stock reasonably required to satisfy such Awards.
(b)Securities Law Compliance. The Company shall seek to obtain from each regulatory commission or agency having jurisdiction over the Plan such authority as may be required to grant Awards and to issue and sell shares of Common Stock upon exercise of the Awards; provided, however, that this undertaking shall not require the Company to register under the Securities Act or any other securities legislation the Plan, any Awards or any Common Stock issued or issuable pursuant to any such Awards and shall not obligate the Company to undertake any action which would require the Company to have any ongoing reporting or filing obligations under the laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United States. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if, after reasonable efforts, the Company is unable to obtain from any such regulatory commission or agency the authority that counsel for the Company deems necessary for the lawful issuance and sale of Common Stock under the Plan, the Company shall be relieved from any liability for failure to issue and sell Common Stock upon exercise of such Awards unless and until such authority is obtained.
(c)No Obligation to Notify or Minimize Taxes. The Company shall have no duty or obligation to any holder of an Award to advise such holder as to the time or manner of exercising such Award. Furthermore, the Company shall have no duty or obligation to warn or otherwise advise such holder of a pending termination or expiration of an Awards or a possible period in which the Award may not be exercised. The Company has no duty or obligation to minimize the tax consequences of an Award to the holder of such Award. In particular, the Plan is intended to be subject to the provisions of section 7 of the Income Tax Act (Canada) so that, in most cases, no Canadian income taxes are payable by the Participant on the grant date of Option or Stock Unit but only on exercise of the Option and only on the issuance date of shares of Common Stock under the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement to the Participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, the Company shall not be responsible or liable for the Canadian tax consequences related to the Plan or the Option or the Stock Unit granted hereunder.
8.Miscellaneous.
(a)Use of Proceeds from Sales of Common Stock. Proceeds from the sale of shares of Common Stock pursuant to Awards shall constitute general funds of the Company.
(b)Corporate Action Constituting Grant of Awards. Corporate action constituting a grant by the Company of an Award to any Participant shall be deemed completed as of the date of such corporate action, unless otherwise determined by the Board, regardless of when the instrument, certificate, or letter evidencing the Award is communicated to, or actually received or accepted by, the Participant. In the event that the corporate records (e.g., Board consents, resolutions or minutes) documenting the corporate action constituting the grant contain terms (e.g., exercise price, vesting schedule or number of shares) that are inconsistent with those in the Award Agreement as a result of a clerical error in the papering of the Award Agreement, the corporate records will control and the Participant will have no legally binding right to the incorrect term in the Award Agreement.





(c)Stockholder Rights. No Participant shall be deemed to be the holder of, or to have any of the rights of a holder with respect to, any shares of Common Stock subject to such Award unless and until such Participant has exercised the Award or otherwise been issued the shares of Common Stock subject to such Award pursuant to its terms and the Participant shall not be deemed to be a stockholder of record until the issuance of the Common Stock pursuant to such exercise or issuance has been entered into the books and records of the Company.
(d)No Employment or Other Service Rights. Nothing in the Plan, any Award Agreement or other instrument executed thereunder or in connection with any Award granted pursuant to the Plan shall confer upon any Participant any right to continue to serve the Company or an Affiliate in the capacity in effect at the time the Stock Award was granted or at any time thereafter, or shall affect the right of the Company or an Affiliate to terminate (i) the employment of an Employee with or without notice and with or without cause, or (ii) the service of a Director pursuant to the Bylaws of the Company or an Affiliate, and any applicable provisions of the corporate law of the state in which the Company or the Affiliate is incorporated, as the case may be.
(e)Change in Time Commitment. In the event a Participant’s regular level of time commitment in the performance of his or her services for the Company and any Affiliates is reduced (for example, and without limitation, if the Participant is an Employee of the Company and the Employee has a change in status from a full-time Employee to a part-time Employee) after the date of grant of any Award to the Participant, the Board has the right in its sole discretion to (x) make a corresponding reduction in the number of shares subject to any portion of such Award that is scheduled to vest or become payable after the date of such change in time commitment, and (y) in lieu of or in combination with such a reduction, extend the vesting or payment schedule applicable to such Award. In the event of any such reduction, the Participant will have no right with respect to any portion of the Award that is so reduced or extended.
(f)Investment Assurances. The Company may require a Participant, as a condition of exercising or acquiring Common Stock under any Award, (i) to give written assurances satisfactory to the Company as to the Participant’s knowledge and experience in financial and business matters and/or to employ a purchaser representative reasonably satisfactory to the Company who is knowledgeable and experienced in financial and business matters and that he or she is capable of evaluating, alone or together with the purchaser representative, the merits and risks of exercising the Award; (ii) to give written assurances satisfactory to the Company stating that the Participant is acquiring Common Stock subject to the Award for the Participant’s own account and not with any present intention of selling or otherwise distributing the Common Stock and (iii) to give written assurances satisfactory to the company stating that the Participating is participating in the Award and acquiring the underlying securities voluntarily and without compulsion or duress. The foregoing requirements, and any assurances given pursuant to such requirements, shall be inoperative as to any particular requirement, a determination is made by counsel for the Company that such requirement need not be met in the circumstances under the then applicable securities laws. The Company may, upon advice of counsel to the Company, place legends on stock certificates issued under the Plan as such counsel deems necessary or appropriate in order to comply with applicable securities laws, including, but not limited to, legends restricting the transfer of the Common Stock.
(g)Withholding Obligations. Unless prohibited by the terms of an Award Agreement, the Company and each of its Affiliates may, in its sole discretion, satisfy any federal, provincial, state or local tax withholding obligation relating to an Award by any of the following means (in addition to the Company’s and such Affiliate’s right to withhold from any compensation paid to the Participant by the Company or any such Affiliate) or by a combination of such means: (i) causing the Participant to tender a cash payment; (ii) selling shares of Common Stock from the shares of Common Stock issued or otherwise issuable to the Participant in connection with the Award in the open market, on the account of the Participant and following an election from the Participant to that effect; provided, however, that no shares of Common Stock are sold with a value exceeding the minimum amount of tax required to be withheld by law (or such lesser amount as may be necessary to avoid classification of the Award as a liability for financial accounting purposes);





(iii) withholding payment from any amounts otherwise payable to the Participant; or (iv) by such other method as may be set forth in the Award Agreement.
(h)Electronic Delivery. Any reference herein to a “written” agreement or document shall include any agreement or document delivered electronically, filed publicly at www.sec.gov (or any successor website thereto) or posted on the Company’s intranet or other shared electronic medium controlled by the Company or its designated third party administrator (such as E*Trade) to which the Participant has access.
(i)Deferrals. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Board, in its sole discretion, may determine that the delivery of Common Stock or the payment of cash, upon the exercise, vesting or settlement of all or a portion of any Award may be deferred and may establish programs and procedures for deferral elections to be made by Participants. The Board may provide for distributions while a Participant is still an employee or otherwise providing services to the Company. The Board is authorized to make deferrals of Awards and determine when, and in what annual percentages, Participants may receive payments, including lump sum payments, following the Participant’s termination of Continuous Service, and implement such other terms and conditions consistent with the provisions of the Plan and in accordance with applicable law.
9.Adjustments upon Changes in Common Stock; Other Corporate Events.
(a)Capitalization Adjustments. In the event of a Capitalization Adjustment, the Board shall appropriately adjust: (i) the class(es) and maximum number of securities subject to the Plan pursuant to Section 3(a), and (ii)  the class(es) and number of securities and price per share of stock subject to outstanding Awards. The Board shall make such adjustments, and its determination shall be final, binding and conclusive.
(b)Dissolution or Liquidation. Except as otherwise provided in the Award Agreement, in the event of a dissolution or liquidation of the Company, all outstanding Awards (other than Awards consisting of vested and outstanding shares of Common Stock not subject to a forfeiture condition or the Company’s right of repurchase) shall terminate immediately prior to the completion of such dissolution or liquidation, and the shares of Common Stock subject to the Company’s repurchase right or subject to a forfeiture condition may be repurchased by the Company notwithstanding the fact that the holder of such Award is providing Continuous Service, provided, however, that the Board may, in its sole discretion, cause some or all Awards to become fully vested, exercisable and/or no longer subject to repurchase or forfeiture (to the extent such Awards have not previously expired or terminated) before the dissolution or liquidation is completed but contingent on its completion.
(c)Corporate Transaction. The following provisions shall apply to Awards in the event of a Corporate Transaction unless otherwise provided in the instrument evidencing the Awards or any other written agreement between the Company or any Affiliate and the Participant or unless otherwise expressly provided by the Board at the time of grant of an Award.
(i)Awards May Be Assumed. Except as otherwise stated in the Award Agreement, in the event of a Corporate Transaction, any surviving corporation or acquiring corporation (or the surviving or acquiring corporation’s parent company) may assume or continue any or all Awards outstanding under the Plan or may substitute similar stock awards for Awards outstanding under the Plan (including but not limited to, awards to acquire the same consideration paid to the stockholders of the Company pursuant to the Corporate Transaction), and any reacquisition or repurchase rights held by the Company in respect of Common Stock issued pursuant to Awards may be assigned by the Company to the successor of the Company (or the successor’s parent company, if any), in connection with such Corporate Transaction. A surviving corporation or acquiring corporation (or its parent) may choose to assume or continue only a portion of an Award or substitute a similar stock award for only a portion of an Award. The terms of any assumption, continuation or substitution shall be set by the Board in accordance with the provisions of Section 2.
(ii)Awards Held by Current Participants. Except as otherwise stated in the Award Agreement, in the event of a Corporate Transaction in which the surviving corporation or acquiring corporation (or its parent company) does not assume or continue such outstanding Awards or substitute similar stock awards for such outstanding Awards, then with respect to Awards that have not been assumed, continued or substituted and that are held by Participants whose Continuous Service has not terminated prior to the





effective time of the Corporate Transaction (referred to as the “Current Participants”), the vesting of such Awards and the time at which such Awards may be exercised shall be accelerated in full to a date prior to the effective time of such Corporate Transaction (contingent upon the effectiveness of the Corporate Transaction) as the Board shall determine (or, if the Board shall not determine such a date, to the date that is five (5) days prior to the effective time of the Corporate Transaction), and such Awards shall terminate if not exercised (if applicable) at or prior to the effective time of the Corporate Transaction, and any reacquisition or repurchase rights held by the Company with respect to such Awards shall lapse (contingent upon the effectiveness of the Corporate Transaction).
(iii)Awards Held by Persons other than Current Participants. Except as otherwise stated in the Award Agreement, in the event of a Corporate Transaction in which the surviving corporation or acquiring corporation (or its parent company) does not assume or continue such outstanding Awards or substitute similar stock awards for such outstanding Awards, then with respect to Awards that have not been assumed, continued or substituted and that are held by persons other than Current Participants, such Awards shall terminate if not exercised (if applicable) prior to the effective time of the Corporate Transaction; provided, however, that any reacquisition or repurchase rights held by the Company with respect to such Awards shall not terminate and may continue to be exercised notwithstanding the Corporate Transaction.
(iv)Payment for Awards in Lieu of Exercise. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event an Award will terminate if not exercised prior to the effective time of a Corporate Transaction, the Board may provide, in its sole discretion, that the holder of such Award may not exercise such Award but will receive a payment, in such form as may be determined by the Board, equal in value to the excess, if any, of (A) the value of the property the holder of the Award would have received upon the exercise of the Award (including, at the discretion of the Board, any unvested portion of such Award), over (B) any exercise price payable by such holder in connection with such exercise.
(v)Individual Treatment Authorized. The Board need not take the same action or actions with respect to all Awards or portions thereof or with respect to all Participants. The Board may take different actions with respect to the vested and unvested portions of a Stock Award.
(d)Change in Control. An Award may be subject to additional acceleration of vesting and exercisability upon or after a Change in Control as may be provided in the Award Agreement for such Awards or as may be provided in any other written agreement between the Company or any Affiliate and the Participant, but in the absence of such provision, no such acceleration shall occur.
10.Termination or Suspension of the Plan.
(a)Plan Term. Unless sooner terminated by the Board pursuant to Section 2, the Plan shall automatically terminate on the day before the tenth (10th) anniversary of the date the Plan is adopted by the Board. No Awards may be granted under the Plan while the Plan is suspended or after it is terminated.
(b)No Impairment of Rights. Suspension or termination of the Plan shall not impair rights and obligations under any Award granted while the Plan is in effect except with the written consent of the affected Participant.
11.Effective Date of Plan.
This Plan shall become effective on the Effective Date.
12.
Choice of Law.
The law of the State of Delaware shall govern all questions concerning the construction, validity and interpretation of this Plan, without regard to such state’s conflict of laws rules.
13.
Definitions. As used in the Plan, the definitions contained in this Section 13 shall apply to the capitalized terms indicated below:
(a)“Affiliate” means, at the time of determination, any “parent” or “subsidiary” of the Company as such terms are defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. The Board shall have the authority to determine the time or times at which “parent” or “subsidiary” status is determined within the foregoing definition.





(b)“Acquisition” means, the acquisition by the Company or an Affiliate thereof of the assets of (i) Acquisio Inc., a corporation organized under the Canada Business Corporations Act and (ii) certain subsidiaries thereof.
(c)Award” means an Option or a Restricted Stock Unit Award granted under the Plan.
(d)Award Agreement” means a written agreement between the Company and a Participant evidencing the terms and conditions of an Award.
(e)“Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.
(f)“Capitalization Adjustment” means any change that is made in, or other events that occur with respect to, the Common Stock subject to the Plan or subject to any Option or Stock Unit after the Effective Date without the receipt of consideration by the Company (through merger, consolidation, reorganization, recapitalization, reincorporation, stock dividend, dividend in property other than cash, large nonrecurring cash dividend, stock split, liquidating dividend, combination of shares, exchange of shares, change in corporate structure or any similar equity restructuring transaction, as that term is used in Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 123 (revised). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the conversion of any convertible securities of the Company shall not be treated as a Capitalization Adjustment.
(g)“Change in Control” means the occurrence, in a single transaction or in a series of related transactions, of any one or more of the following events:
(i)any Exchange Act Person becomes the Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities other than by virtue of a merger, consolidation or similar transaction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Change in Control shall not be deemed to occur (A) on account of the acquisition of securities of the Company by an investor, any affiliate thereof or any other Exchange Act Person from the Company in a transaction or series of related transactions the primary purpose of which is to obtain financing for the Company through the issuance of equity securities or (B) solely because the level of Ownership held by any Exchange Act Person (the “Subject Person”) exceeds the designated percentage threshold of the outstanding voting securities as a result of a repurchase or other acquisition of voting securities by the Company reducing the number of shares outstanding, provided that if a Change in Control would occur (but for the operation of this sentence) as a result of the acquisition of voting securities by the Company, and after such share acquisition, the Subject Person becomes the Owner of any additional voting securities that, assuming the repurchase or other acquisition had not occurred, increases the percentage of the then outstanding voting securities Owned by the Subject Person over the designated percentage threshold, then a Change in Control shall be deemed to occur;
(ii)there is consummated a merger, consolidation or similar transaction involving (directly or indirectly) the Company and, immediately after the consummation of such merger, consolidation or similar transaction, the stockholders of the Company immediately prior thereto do not Own, directly or indirectly, either (A) outstanding voting securities representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined outstanding voting power of the surviving Entity in such merger, consolidation or similar transaction or (B) more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined outstanding voting power of the parent of the surviving Entity in such merger, consolidation or similar transaction, in each case in substantially the same proportions as their Ownership of the outstanding voting securities of the Company immediately prior to such transaction;
(iii)the stockholders of the Company approve or the Board approves a plan of complete dissolution or liquidation of the Company, or a complete dissolution or liquidation of the Company shall otherwise occur, except for a liquidation into a parent corporation;
(iv)there is consummated a sale, lease, exclusive license or other disposition of all or substantially all of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries, other than a sale, lease, license or other disposition of all or substantially all of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries to an Entity, more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the voting securities of which are Owned by stockholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their Ownership





of the outstanding voting securities of the Company immediately prior to such sale, lease, license or other disposition; or
(v)individuals who, on the date this Plan is adopted by the Board, are members of the Board (the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the members of the Board; provided, however, that if the appointment or election (or nomination for election) of any new Board member was approved or recommended by a majority vote of the members of the Incumbent Board then still in office, such new member shall, for purposes of this Plan, be considered as a member of the Incumbent Board.
For the avoidance of doubt, the term Change in Control shall not include a sale of assets, merger or other transaction effected exclusively for the purpose of changing the domicile of the Company.
Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of this Plan, the definition of Change in Control (or any analogous term) in an individual written agreement between the Company or any Affiliate and the Participant shall supersede the foregoing definition with respect to Awards subject to such agreement; provided, however, that if no definition of Change in Control or any analogous term is set forth in such an individual written agreement, the foregoing definition shall apply.
(h)“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, including any applicable regulations and guidance thereunder.
(i)“Committee” means a committee of one (1) or more Directors to whom authority has been delegated by the Board in accordance with Section 2(c) and which is comprised of a majority of independent directors within the meaning of Rule 5605(a)(2) of the NASDAQ Listing Rules..
(j)“Common Stock” means the common stock of the Company.
(k)“Company” means Web.com Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
(l) “Continuous Service” means that the Participant’s service with the Company or an Affiliate, whether as an Employee, Director or Consultant, is not interrupted or terminated. A change in the capacity in which the Participant renders service to the Company or an Affiliate as an Employee, Consultant or Director or a change in the entity for which the Participant renders such service, provided that there is no interruption or termination of the Participant’s service with the Company or an Affiliate, shall not terminate a Participant’s Continuous Service. To the extent permitted by law, the Board or the chief executive officer of the Company, in that party’s sole discretion, may determine whether Continuous Service shall be considered interrupted in the case of (i) any leave of absence approved by the Board or chief executive officer, including sick leave, military leave or any other personal leave, or (ii) transfers between the Company, an Affiliate, or their successors. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a leave of absence shall be treated as Continuous Service for purposes of vesting in an Option only to such extent as may be provided in the Company’s leave of absence policy, in the written terms of any leave of absence agreement or policy applicable to the Participant, or as otherwise required by law. The date of termination of services or employment (and the date of termination of Continuous Service) shall be the earlier of:
(i)    the date on which the Optionholder gives notice of resignation to the Company or any of its Affiliates; and
(ii)    the date of termination (whether or not for cause).
In the case of any termination of the Optionholder’s employment, for whatever reason and whether by the Optionholder or the Company or any of its Affiliates, the date of termination is the last day on which the Optionholder is actively employed, not including any period during or on account of which the Optionholder is in receipt of non-working notice, pay in lieu of notice, severance pay or any other monies in relation to the cessation of the Optionholder’s employment (whether under statute or common law).





(m)“Corporate Transaction” means the occurrence, in a single transaction or in a series of related transactions, of any one or more of the following events:
(i)a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all, as determined by the Board in its sole discretion, of the consolidated assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries;
(ii)a sale or other disposition of at least ninety percent (90%) of the outstanding securities of the Company;
(iii)the consummation of a merger, consolidation or similar transaction following which the Company is not the surviving corporation; or
(iv)the consummation of a merger, consolidation or similar transaction following which the Company is the surviving corporation but the shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately preceding the merger, consolidation or similar transaction are converted or exchanged by virtue of the merger, consolidation or similar transaction into other property, whether in the form of securities, cash or otherwise.
(n)“Director” means a member of the Board.
(o)“Disability” means, with respect to a Participant, the inability of such Participant to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months, as provided in Section 22(e)(3) and 409A(a)(2)(c)(i) of the Code.
(p)Effective Date” means the effective date of this Plan document, which is the date the Plan was adopted by the Board, that is, October 26, 2017.
(q)“Eligible Employee” means any person entering into employment with the Company or an Affiliate in connection with the Acquisition, who was not previously an Employee or Director of the Company or an Affiliate, or if they have, following a bona fide period of non-employment with the Company or an Affiliate.
(r)Employee means any person employed by the Company or an Affiliate. However, service solely as a Director, or payment of a fee for such services, shall not cause a Director to be considered an “Employee” for purposes of the Plan.
(s)“Entity” means a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or other entity.
(t)“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(u)“Exchange Act Person” means any natural person, Entity or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act), except that “Exchange Act Person” shall not include (i) the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company, (ii) any employee benefit plan of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company or any trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Company or any Subsidiary of the Company, (iii) an underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities, (iv) an Entity Owned, directly or indirectly, by the stockholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their Ownership of stock of the Company; or (v) any natural person, Entity or “group” (within the meaning of Section 13(d) or 14(d) of the Exchange Act) that, as of the Effective Date of the Plan as set forth in Section 11, is the Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities.
(v)“Fair Market Value” means, as of any date, the value of the Common Stock determined as follows:
(i)If the Common Stock is listed on any established stock exchange or traded on the Nasdaq Global Market, the Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock shall be the closing sales price for such stock (or the closing bid, if no sales were reported) as quoted on such exchange or market (or the exchange or market with the greatest volume of trading in the Common Stock) on the date in question, as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Board deems reliable. Unless otherwise provided by the Board, if there is no closing sales price (or closing bid if no sales were reported) for the Common Stock on the date in question, then the Fair Market Value shall be the closing selling price (or closing bid if no sales were reported) on the last preceding date for which such quotation exists.





(ii)In the absence of such markets for the Common Stock, the Fair Market Value shall be determined by the Board in good faith and in a manner that complies with Section 409A of the Code.
(w)“Officer” means a person who is an officer of the Company within the meaning of Section 16 of the Exchange Act and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
(x)“Option” means a stock option to purchase shares of Common Stock granted pursuant to the Plan.
(y)“Option Agreement” means an agreement, written or electronic, between the Company and an Option holder evidencing the terms and conditions of an Option grant. Each Option Agreement shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.
(z)“Optionholder” means a person to whom an Option is granted pursuant to the Plan or, if permitted under the terms of this Plan, such other person who holds an outstanding Option.
(aa) “Own,” “Owned,” “Owner,” “Ownership” means a person or Entity shall be deemed to “Own,” to have “Owned,” to be the “Owner” of, or to have acquired “Ownership” of securities if such person or Entity, directly or indirectly, through any contract, arrangement, understanding, relationship or otherwise, has or shares voting power, which includes the power to vote or to direct the voting, with respect to such securities.
(ab)“Participant” means a person to whom an Option is granted pursuant to the Plan or, if applicable, such other person who holds an outstanding Option.
(ac)“Plan” means this Web.com Group, Inc. 2017 Acquisio Inducement Award Plan.
(ad)Restricted Stock Unit Award” or “Stock Unit” means an award of stock unit giving the right to acquire shares of Common Stock upon vesting which is granted pursuant to the terms and conditions of Section 6.
(ae)Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement” means a written agreement between the Company and a holder of a Restricted Stock Unit Award evidencing the terms and conditions of a Restricted Stock Unit Award grant. Each Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.
(af)“Securities Act” means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
(ag)“Subsidiary” means, with respect to the Company, (i) any corporation of which more than fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding capital stock having ordinary voting power to elect a majority of the board of directors of such corporation (irrespective of whether, at the time, stock of any other class or classes of such corporation shall have or might have voting power by reason of the happening of any contingency) is at the time, directly or indirectly, Owned by the Company, and (ii) any partnership, limited liability company or other entity in which the Company has a direct or indirect interest (whether in the form of voting or participation in profits or capital) of more than fifty percent (50%).