SEC Filings

S-1
AVEXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1 on 01/15/2016
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Committee may permit acceleration of vesting of any Restricted Stock award or Restricted Stock Unit award in the event of the Participant’s death, Disability, Retirement or a Change in Control.

 

Bonus Stock Awards shall not be subject to any Performance Measures or Restriction Periods.

 

(c)  Stock Issuance.  During the Restriction Period, the shares of Restricted Stock shall be held by a custodian in book entry form with restrictions on such shares duly noted or, alternatively, a certificate or certificates representing a Restricted Stock award shall be registered in the holder’s name and may bear a legend, in addition to any legend which may be required pursuant to Section 6.6, indicating that the ownership of the shares of Common Stock represented by such certificate is subject to the restrictions, terms and conditions of this Plan and the Agreement relating to the Restricted Stock award.  All such certificates shall be deposited with the Company, together with stock powers or other instruments of assignment (including a power of attorney), each endorsed in blank with a guarantee of signature if deemed necessary or appropriate, which would permit transfer to the Company of all or a portion of the shares of Common Stock subject to the Restricted Stock award in the event such award is forfeited in whole or in part.  Upon termination of any applicable Restriction Period (and the satisfaction or attainment of applicable Performance Measures), subject to the Company’s right to require payment of any taxes in accordance with Section 6.5, the restrictions shall be removed from the requisite number of any shares of Common Stock that are held in book entry form, and all certificates evidencing ownership of the requisite number of shares of Common Stock shall be delivered to the holder of such award.

 

(d)  Rights with Respect to Restricted Stock Awards.  Unless otherwise set forth in the Agreement relating to a Restricted Stock award, and subject to the terms and conditions of a Restricted Stock award, the holder of such award shall have all rights as a stockholder of the Company, including, but not limited to, voting rights, the right to receive dividends and the right to participate in any capital adjustment applicable to all holders of Common Stock; provided, however, that a distribution with respect to shares of Common Stock, other than a regular cash dividend, shall be deposited with the Company and shall be subject to the same restrictions as the shares of Common Stock with respect to which such distribution was made.

 

(e)  Rights and Provisions Applicable to Restricted Stock Unit Awards.  The Agreement relating to a Restricted Stock Unit award shall specify whether the holder thereof shall be entitled to receive, on a current or deferred basis, dividend equivalents, or the deemed reinvestment of, any deferred dividend equivalents, with respect to the number of shares of Common Stock subject to such award.  Prior to the settlement of a Restricted Stock Unit award, the holder thereof shall not have any rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the shares of Common Stock subject to such award, except to the extent that the Committee, in its sole discretion, may grant dividend equivalents on Restricted Stock Unit awards as provided above.  No shares of Common Stock and no certificates representing shares of Common Stock that are subject to a Restricted Stock Unit award shall be issued upon the grant of a Restricted Stock Unit award.  Instead, shares of Common Stock subject to Restricted Stock Unit awards and the certificates representing such shares of Common Stock shall only be distributed at the time of settlement of such Restricted Stock Unit awards in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Plan and the Agreement relating to such Restricted Stock Unit award.

 

3.3  Termination of Employment or Service.  All of the terms relating to the satisfaction of Performance Measures and the termination of the Restriction Period or Performance Period relating to a Stock Award, or any vesting, in whole or in part, or forfeiture and cancellation of such award upon a termination of employment or service with the Company of the holder of such award, whether by reason of Disability, Retirement, death or any other reason, shall be determined by the Committee and as set forth in the Agreement.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, age and service requirements set forth in any individual Award Agreement will be inapplicable in jurisdictions where they are in conflict with

 

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implementation of the European Union Age Discrimination Directive.  In addition, notwithstanding anything in this Plan or any Agreement under the Plan to the contrary the Committee may not accelerate or waive any vesting requirements, performance requirements or restriction periods on any Restricted Stock awards or Restricted Stock Unit awards other than in the case of death, Disability, Retirement or a Change in Control.

 

IV.  PERFORMANCE SHARE AWARDS

 

4.1  Performance Share Awards.  The Committee may, in its discretion, grant Performance Share Awards to such eligible persons under Section 1.4 as may be selected by the Committee.

 

4.2  Terms of Performance Share Awards.  Performance Share Awards shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, as the Committee shall deem advisable.

 

(a)  Number of Performance Shares and Performance Measures.  The number of Performance Shares subject to any award and the Performance Measures and Performance Period applicable to such award shall be determined by the Committee.

 

(b)  Vesting and Forfeiture.  The Agreement relating to a Performance Share Award shall provide, in the manner determined by the Committee, in its discretion, and subject to the provisions of this Plan, for the vesting of such award, if specified Performance Measures are satisfied or met during the specified Performance Period, and for the forfeiture of such award, if specified Performance Measures are not satisfied or met during the specified Performance Period.

 

(c)  Stock Issuance.  During the Performance Period, Performance Shares shall be held by a custodian in book entry form with restrictions on such shares duly noted or, alternatively, a certificate or certificates representing Performance Shares shall be registered in the holder’s name and may bear a legend, in addition to any legend which may be required pursuant to Section 6.6, indicating that the ownership of the shares of Common Stock represented by such certificate is subject to the restrictions, terms and conditions of this Plan and the Agreement relating to the Performance Shares.  All such certificates shall be deposited with the Company, together with stock powers or other instruments of assignment (including a power of attorney), each endorsed in blank with a guarantee of signature if deemed necessary or appropriate, which would permit transfer to the Company of all or a portion of the shares of Common Stock subject to the Performance Share Award in the event such award is forfeited in whole or in part.  Upon termination of any applicable Performance Period (and the satisfaction or attainment of applicable Performance Measures), subject to the Company’s right to require payment of any taxes in accordance with Section 6.5, the restrictions shall be removed from the requisite number of any shares of Common Stock that are held in book entry form, and all certificates evidencing ownership of the requisite number of shares of Common Stock shall be delivered to the holder of such award.

 

(d)  Rights with Respect to Performance Shares.  Unless otherwise set forth in the Agreement relating to an award of Performance Shares, and subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Performance Share Award, the holder of such award shall have all rights as a stockholder of the Company, including, but not limited to, voting rights, the right to receive dividends and the right to participate in any capital adjustment applicable to all holders of Common Stock; provided, however, that a distribution with respect to shares of Common Stock, other than a regular cash dividend, shall be deposited with the Company and shall be subject to the same restrictions as the shares of Common Stock with respect to which such distribution was made.

 

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