EX-10.10 3 ex10-10_reststockdirectors.htm EX. 10.10 - LGL RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT - DIRECTORS ex10-10_reststockdirectors.htm

THIS RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated __________, 20__, is made by and between The LGL Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and __________ (the “Participant”).
WHEREAS, the Company desires to increase the proprietary and vested interest of the Participant in the growth, development and financial success of the Company and its subsidiaries by awarding shares of restricted stock to the Participant under the terms of the Company’s 2001 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”);
NOW, THEREFORE, and in consideration of the Participant’s service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), the Company and the Participant agree as follows:
1. Definitions
Any capitalized term that is not defined in this Agreement shall have the meaning given such term under the Plan.
2. Grant of Restricted Shares
2.1 Grant; Grant Date
On __________, 20__, pursuant to the Plan and subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Agreement, the Company granted to the Participant an award of __________ shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Restricted Shares”).
2.2 Acceptance of Award
The Participant hereby (i) accepts the award of Restricted Shares described in Section 2.1, (ii) represents and warrants to the Company that he or she has received and read a copy of the Plan, (iii) agrees that the Restricted Shares will be held by the Participant and his or her successors subject to (and will not be disposed of except in accordance with) all of the restrictions, terms and conditions contained in the Plan and this Agreement, and (iv) agrees that any certificates issued or shares entered electronically by the Company’s registrar (“Registrar”) for the Restricted Shares in accordance with Section 3.3 may bear the following legend or notice on the books of the Registrar as the Company deems appropriate:

3. Vesting and Restrictions on Transfer of Shares
3.1 Vesting
The Participant’s interest in the Restricted Shares became fully vested on the grant date, as defined in Section 2.1.
3.2 Restrictions on Transfers of Restricted Shares
Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the Participant may not sell, assign, transfer, pledge or otherwise dispose of or encumber any of the Restricted Shares, or any interest therein, until the earliest to occur of (i) the Participant’s resignation from the Board or any other termination of the Participant’s membership thereon; (ii) the Participant having accumulated and maintained ownership of at least 1,000 shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Minimum Ownership Level”), whether through grants received directly from the Company or by the Participant’s independent purchase of shares of the Company’s common stock, and that the Minimum Ownership Level shall continue to be met after any proposed sale, assignment, transfer, pledge or other disposition or encumbrance; or (iii) a Change of Control.  Any proposed sale, assignment, transfer, pledge or other disposition or encumbrance in violation of this Agreement shall be void and of no effect and shall give no right to the purported transferee.  Anything in this Section 3 to the contrary notwithstanding, any sales of Restricted Shares shall be made subject to, and in accordance with the terms and conditions of, the Company’s “Policies and Procedures Governing Sales and Purchases of Company Securities by Insiders” or any successor policy relating to such subject matter hereafter adopted by the Company.
3.3 Ownership Rights
The Participant shall have all of the rights of a stockholder of the Company, including the rights to vote the Restricted Shares and to receive any cash dividends declared thereon.  Stock dividends, if any, issued with respect to the Restricted Shares shall be treated as additional Restricted Shares subject to the same restrictions, terms and conditions that apply with respect to, and shall vest or be forfeited at the same time as, the Restricted Shares with respect to which such stock dividends are issued.
3.4 Stock
As soon as practicable after a grant date and the execution and delivery of this Agreement by the Participant and the Company, the Company’s Secretary shall notify the Registrar of the grant of shares to the Participant, including the number of shares, the date of the grant and restrictions on the shares to be registered in his or her name, and shall bear whatever legend the Company deems appropriate, including, but not limited to, the legend set forth in Section 2.2.  Such restricted shares may be held in custody by the Company (or in trust by a trustee) until the Restricted Shares become vested and all other conditions of delivery set forth in the Plan and this Agreement are satisfied.

3.5 Certain Restrictions
By accepting the Restricted Shares, the Participant agrees that if, at the time of delivery of the Restricted Shares issued hereunder, any subsequent sale of such Restricted Shares is not covered by an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), the Participant will acquire the Restricted Shares for the Participant’s own account and without a view to resale or distribution in violation of the Act or any other securities law.  The Participant may be required by the Company to give a representation in writing that he or she is acquiring the securities for his or her own account for investment and not with a view to, or for sale in connection with, the distribution of any part thereof.  Furthermore, the Participant may be required to enter into such written representations, warranties and agreements as the Company may reasonably request in order to comply with the Act or any other securities law or with this Agreement.  The Company shall not be obligated to issue the Restricted Shares pursuant to this grant if, in the opinion of counsel to the Company, the Restricted Shares to be so issued are required to be registered or otherwise qualified under the Act or under any other applicable statute, regulation or ordinance affecting the sale of securities, unless and until such Restricted Shares have been so registered or otherwise qualified.
4. Miscellaneous
4.1 Administration
The Committee, or in lieu of the Committee, the Board, shall have the power to interpret the Plan and this Agreement, and to adopt such rules for the administration, interpretation and application of the Plan as are consistent therewith and to interpret or revoke any such rules.  All actions taken and all interpretations and determinations made by the Committee, or in lieu of the Committee, the Board, shall be final and binding upon the Participant, the Company and all other interested persons.
4.2 Reorganization of Company and Subsidiaries
The existence of this Agreement shall not, in any way, affect the right or power of the Company or its stockholders to make or authorize any or all adjustments, recapitalizations, reorganizations or other changes in the Company’s capital structure or business, any merger or consolidation of the Company, any issue of bonds, debentures, preferred or prior preference stock ahead of or affecting the Restricted Shares or the rights thereof, the dissolution or liquidation of the Company, any sale or transfer of all or any part of its assets or business, or any other corporate act or proceeding, whether of a similar character or otherwise.

4.3 Taxes
The Participant understands that he or she (and not the Company) shall be responsible for any tax obligation that may arise as a result of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.
4.4 No Representation or Commitment Regarding Tax Consequences
The Company makes no representation or commitment that any federal or state tax treatment will apply or be available to any person eligible for benefits under this Agreement.
4.5 Entire Agreement; Amendment
This Agreement, together with the Plan, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.  Any term or provision of this Agreement may be waived at any time by the party which is entitled to the benefits thereof, and any term or provision of this Agreement may be amended or supplemented at any time by the mutual consent of the parties hereto, except that any waiver of any term or condition, or any amendment, of this Agreement must be in writing.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Agreement may be amended from time to time, without the consent of the Participant, as may be necessary or appropriate to comply with the provisions of Section 409A of the Code and Treasury Regulations and other Internal Revenue Service guidance promulgated thereunder.
4.6 Severability
In the event that any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be fully severable, and this Agreement shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal, invalid, or unenforceable provision had never been included herein.
4.7 Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to its principles of conflict of laws.
4.8 Successors
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successors, assigns and heirs of the respective parties.
4.9 Notices
All notices or other communications made or given in connection with this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered or mailed by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to those listed below at their following respective addresses or at such other address as each may specify by notice to the other.  Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, each such notice shall be deemed given when delivered in person or by facsimile transmission, or on a date that is four days after it is mailed in any post office or branch post office regularly maintained by the United States Postal Service (registered or certified, with postage and fees prepaid and properly addressed), or one day after deposit with a reputable overnight courier service and properly addressed.

If to the Participant:



If to the Company:
LGL Group, Inc.
2525 Shader Road
Orlando, FL 32804
Attention:  Chief Executive Officer
4.10 Waiver
The failure of a party to insist upon strict adherence to any term of this Agreement on any occasion shall not be considered a waiver thereof or deprive that party of the right thereafter to insist upon strict adherence to that term or any other term of this Agreement.
4.11 Titles; Construction
Titles are provided herein for convenience only and are not to serve as a basis for interpretation or construction of the Agreement.  The masculine pronoun shall include the feminine and neuter and the singular shall include the plural, when the context so indicates.
4.12 Not a Contract of Employment or Service; No Acquired Rights.
The adoption and maintenance of this Agreement shall not be deemed to be a contract of employment or service between the Company and any person.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have duly executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above written.