EX-10.1 2 exhibit10-1x03x31x2018.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit

Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (Time Vested)
2013 Stock Incentive Plan
This Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (this “Agreement”) is made as of the Agreement Date between Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, and the Participant.

I.    Agreement Date
[__________ __], 20[__]

II.    Participant Information
Participant Address:

III.    Grant Information
Grant Date:
[__________ __], 20[__]
Number of Restricted Stock Units:

IV.    Vesting Table
Vesting Date
Number of Restricted Stock Units that Vest
[__________ __], 20[__]
[Insert additional vesting dates and amounts as applicable]

This Agreement includes this Notice of Grant and the following Exhibit, which is expressly incorporated by reference in its entirety herein:

Exhibit A - General Terms and Conditions

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the Agreement Date.



Name: [______________]

Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (Time Vested)
2013 Stock Incentive Plan
For valuable consideration, receipt of which is acknowledged, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Award of Restricted Stock Units.
In consideration of services rendered and to be rendered to the Company by the Participant, the Company has granted to the Participant, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement and in the Company’s 2013 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), an award with respect to the number of restricted stock units (the “RSUs”) set forth in the Notice of Grant that forms part of this Agreement (the “Notice of Grant”). Each RSU represents the right to receive one share of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Company (the “Common Stock”) upon vesting of the RSUs, subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein.
The RSUs shall vest in in accordance with the Vesting Table set forth in the Notice of Grant (the “Vesting Table”). Any fractional shares resulting from the application of the percentages in the Vesting Table shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number of RSUs.
Upon the vesting of the RSUs, the Company will deliver to the Participant, for each RSU that becomes vested, one share of Common Stock, subject to the payment of any withholding taxes pursuant to Section 7. The Common Stock will be delivered to the Participant as soon as practicable following each vesting date, but in any event within three (3) business days of such date.
Forfeiture of Unvested RSUs Upon Cessation of Service.
In the event that the Participant ceases to perform services to the Company for any reason or no reason, with or without cause, all of the RSUs that are unvested as of the time of such cessation shall be forfeited immediately and automatically to the Company, without the payment of any consideration to the Participant, effective as of such cessation. The Participant shall have no further rights with respect to the unvested RSUs or any Common Stock that may have been issuable with respect thereto. If the Participant provides services to a subsidiary of the Company, any references in this Agreement to provision of services to the Company shall instead be deemed to refer to service with such subsidiary.
Restrictions on Transfer.
The Participant shall not sell, assign, transfer, pledge, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of, by operation of law or otherwise (collectively “transfer”) any RSUs, or any interest therein. The Company shall not be required to treat as the owner of any RSUs or issue any Common Stock to any transferee to whom such RSUs have been transferred in violation of any of the provisions of this Agreement.

Rights as a Shareholder.
The Participant shall have no rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to any shares of Common Stock that may be issuable with respect to the RSUs until the issuance of the shares of Common Stock to the Participant following the vesting of the RSUs.
Provisions of the Plan.
This Agreement is subject to the provisions of the Plan, a copy of which is furnished to the Participant with this Agreement.
Tax Matters.
Acknowledgments; No Section 83(b) Election. The Participant acknowledges that he or she is responsible for obtaining the advice of the Participant’s own tax advisors with respect to the award of RSUs and the Participant is relying solely on such advisors and not on any statements or representations of the Company or any of its agents with respect to the tax consequences relating to the RSUs. The Participant understands that the Participant (and not the Company) shall be responsible for the Participant’s tax liability that may arise in connection with the acquisition, vesting and/or disposition of the RSUs. The Participant acknowledges that no election under Section 83(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, is available with respect to RSUs.
Withholding. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Company has the right to deduct from payments of any kind otherwise due to the Participant any federal, state, local or other taxes of any kind required by law to be withheld with respect to the vesting of the RSUs. The Participant shall execute the instructions set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto (the “Automatic Sale Instructions”) as the means of satisfying such tax obligation. If the Participant does not execute the Automatic Sale Instructions prior to an applicable vesting date, then the Participant agrees that if under applicable law the Participant will owe taxes at such vesting date on the portion of the Award then vested the Company shall be entitled to immediate payment from the Participant of the amount of any tax required to be withheld by the Company. The Company shall not deliver any shares of Common Stock to the Participant until it is satisfied that all required withholdings have been made.
Authority of Compensation Committee. In making any decisions or taking any actions with respect to the matters covered by this Agreement, the Compensation Committee shall have all of the authority and discretion, and shall be subject to all of the protections, provided for in the Plan. All decisions and actions by the Compensation Committee with respect to this Agreement shall be made in the Compensation Committee’s discretion and shall be final and binding on the Participant.
No Right to Continued Service. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that, notwithstanding the fact that the vesting of the RSUs is contingent upon his or her continued service to the Company, this Agreement does not constitute an express or implied promise of continued service relationship with the Participant or confer upon the Participant any rights with respect to a continued service relationship with the Company.
Section 409A. The RSUs awarded pursuant to this Agreement are intended to be exempt from or comply with the requirements of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code and the Treasury Regulations issued thereunder (“Section 409A”). The delivery of shares of Common Stock on the vesting of the RSUs may not be accelerated or deferred unless permitted or required by Section 409A.

Participant’s Acknowledgements. The Participant acknowledges that he or she: (i) has read this Agreement; (ii) has been represented in the preparation, negotiation and execution of this Agreement by legal counsel of the Participant’s own choice or has voluntarily declined to seek such counsel; (iii) understands the terms and consequences of this Agreement; and (iv) is fully aware of the legal and binding effect of this Agreement.
Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware without regard to any applicable conflicts of laws provisions.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read this Agreement, have received and read the Plan, and understand and agree to comply with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Plan.



Exhibit A

This Durable Automatic Sale Instruction is being delivered to Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. by the undersigned on the date set forth below.

I hereby acknowledge that Agios has granted, or may in the future from time to time grant, to me restricted stock units, or “RSUs,” under Agios’ long-term equity incentive plans as in effect from time to time.

I acknowledge that upon the vesting dates applicable to any such RSUs, I will have compensation income equal to the fair market value of the shares of Agios common stock subject to the RSU that vest on such date and that Agios is required to withhold income and employment taxes in respect of that compensation income on the applicable vesting date.

I desire to establish a process to satisfy such withholding obligation in respect of all RSUs that have been, or may in the future be, granted by Agios to me through an automatic sale of a portion of the shares of Agios common stock that would otherwise be issued to me on each applicable vesting date, such portion to be in an amount sufficient to satisfy such withholding obligation, with the proceeds of such sale delivered to Agios in satisfaction of such withholding obligation.

I understand that Agios has arranged for the administration and execution of its long-term equity incentive plans and the sale of securities by plan participants thereunder pursuant to an Internet-based platform administered by a third party, which is referred to herein as the “Administrator,” and the Administrator’s designated brokerage partner.
Upon any vesting of my RSUs from and after the date of this Durable Automatic Sale Instruction, I hereby appoint the Administrator to automatically sell such number of shares of Agios common stock issuable with respect to my RSUs that vest as is sufficient to generate net proceeds sufficient to satisfy Agios’s minimum statutory withholding obligations with respect to the income recognized by me upon the vesting of the RSUs (based on minimum statutory withholding rates for all tax purposes, including payroll and social security taxes, that are applicable to such income), and Agios shall receive such net proceeds in satisfaction of such tax withholding obligation.
I agree to execute and deliver such further documents, instruments and certificates as may reasonably be required by the Administrator in connection with the sale of the shares pursuant to these automatic sale instructions.


Print Name: _____________________

Date: ___________________________