(c) Restriction on Transfer of Unvested Shares. The Participant is not permitted to transfer, assign, grant a lien or security interest in, pledge, hypothecate, encumber or otherwise dispose of any of the Unvested Shares, except as permitted by this Agreement.
4.Deposit of the Unvested Shares. The Unvested Shares shall remain on the books of the Company until they become vested, at which time such vested Restricted Shares will no longer constitute Unvested Shares. If requested by the Company, the Participant shall execute and deliver to the Company, concurrently with the execution of this Agreement (or, if requested by the Company, from time to time thereafter during the Restricted Period) blank stock powers for use in connection with the transfer to the Company or its designee of Unvested Shares that do not become vested. Subject to satisfaction of applicable tax withholding in accordance with Section 7, the Company will deliver to the Participant the Shares that become vested on the lapse of the forfeiture and non-transferability restrictions thereon.
5.Rights as a Stockholder, Dividends. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Participant will have all the rights of a stockholder with respect to the Restricted Shares, including the right to vote the Restricted Shares and to receive any dividends thereon.
6.Compliance with Laws and Regulations. The issuance and transfer of Common Stock is subject to the Company’s and the Participant’s full compliance, to the satisfaction of the Company and its counsel, with all applicable requirements of federal, state and foreign securities laws and with all applicable requirements of any securities exchange on which the Common Stock may be listed at the time of such issuance or transfer. The Participant understands that the Company is under no obligation to register or qualify the Shares with the Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission, foreign securities regulatory authority or any securities exchange to effect such compliance.
(a) As a condition to the release of Shares upon lapse of restrictions on transfer, no later than the first to occur of (i) the date as of which all or any of the Restricted Shares vest and the restrictions on their transfer lapse or (ii) the date required by Section 8(b), the Participant must pay to the Company any federal, state or local taxes required by law to be withheld with respect to the Restricted Shares that vest. In addition to the Company’s right to withhold from any compensation paid to the Participant by the Company, the Participant may provide for payment of withholding taxes in full by cash or check or, if the Administrator permits, by one or more of the alternative methods of payment set forth in the Plan.
(b) The Participant may elect, within 30 days of the Date of Grant, to include in gross income for federal income tax purposes under Section 83(b) of the Code, an amount equal to the aggregate Fair Market Value on the Date of Grant of the Restricted Shares (less the amount, if any, paid by the Participant (other than by prior or future services) for the Restricted Shares). In connection with any such election, the Participant must promptly provide the Company with a copy of the election as filed with the Internal Revenue Service and pay to the Company, or make such other arrangements satisfactory to the Administrator to pay to the Company based on the Fair Market Value of the Restricted Shares on the Date of Grant, any federal, state or local taxes required by law to be withheld with respect to the Restricted Shares at the time of the election. If the Participant fails to make such payments, the Company will have the right to deduct from any payment of any kind otherwise due to Participant, to the extent permitted by law, any federal, state or local taxes required to be withheld with respect to the Restricted Shares.
8.No Right to Continued Service. Nothing in this Agreement or in the Plan imposes or may be deemed to impose, by implication or otherwise, any limitation on any right of the Company or its Affiliates to terminate the Participant’s Continuous Service at any time.
9.Representations and Warranties of the Participant. The Participant represents and warrants to the Company as follows: