|NRG ENERGY, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/01/2018|
NRG ENERGY, INC. LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
This Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (this “Agreement”), dated as of the Grant Date set forth in the Notice of Restricted Stock Unit Grant (the “Grant Notice,” and together with this Restricted Stock Unit Agreement, the “Agreement”) to which this Agreement is attached, is made between NRG Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) and the Participant, as set forth in the Grant Notice. The Grant Notice is included in, and made part of, this Agreement.
Subject to the provisions of this Agreement and the provisions of the NRG Energy, Inc. Amended and Restated Long-Term Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), the Company hereby grants to the Participant the number of Restricted Stock Units (“RSUs”) set forth in the Grant Notice.
Provided that you have been continuously employed by the Company during the vesting period, the RSUs will vest one-third each year beginning on the first anniversary of the Date of Grant. For the avoidance of doubt, the vesting period for the second and third portions of the RSUs begins when the previous one-third portion of the RSUs has completed vesting.
As soon as reasonably practicable following vesting of the RSUs, subject to satisfaction of applicable tax withholding obligations in accordance with Section 12(g), the Company shall cause to be paid to the Participant one (1) share of NRG Energy, Inc. Common Stock for each RSU that vests on such vesting date, provided, however, that if the Participant incurs a Termination of Service as described in Section 8, then such payment shall be made within sixty (60) days after the vesting date described in the applicable subsection of Section 8, and, in accordance with Section 12(g), the Fair Market Value of the RSUs shall be determined as of such vesting date, less applicable taxes.
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 3 to the contrary, if at the time of the Participant’s separation from service within the meaning of Code Section 409A, the Participant is a “specified employee” within the meaning of Code Section 409A, any payment hereunder that constitutes a “deferral of compensation” under Code Section 409A and that would otherwise become due on account of such separation from service, shall be delayed, and payment shall be made in full upon the earlier of (a) a date during the thirty-day period commencing six (6) months and one (1) day following such separation from service and (b) the date of the Participant’s death.
Cash dividends on shares of Common Stock issuable hereunder shall be credited to a dividend book entry account on behalf of the Participant with respect to each RSU granted to the Participant; provided that such cash dividends shall be deemed to be reinvested in shares of Common Stock immediately following the time declared at the then Fair Market Value of the Common Stock and shall vest and be paid at the same time that the shares of Common Stock underlying the RSUs vest and are delivered to the Participant in accordance with the provisions hereof. Stock dividends on shares of Common Stock issuable hereunder shall be credited to a dividend book entry account on behalf of the Participant with respect to each RSU granted to the Participant; provided that such stock dividends shall vest and be paid at the same time that the shares of Common Stock underlying the RSUs vest and are delivered to the Participant in accordance with the provisions hereof. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event that there are insufficient shares of Common Stock available in the Plan to settle the accrued dividends in shares of Common Stock, such shares of Common Stock shall be settled in cash in an amount equal to the Fair Market Value of such shares of Common Stock at the time of settlement. Except as otherwise provided