8-K
TERADYNE, INC false 0000097210 --12-31 0000097210 2021-05-07 2021-05-07

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 7, 2021

 

 

TERADYNE, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

 

Massachusetts   001-06462   04-2272148

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

600 Riverpark Drive, North Reading, MA   01864
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (978) 370-2700

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $0.125 per share   TER   Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Teradyne, Inc. (the “Company”) held its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 7, 2021 (the “Annual Meeting”). At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved (i) an amendment to the 1996 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “ESPP”) to increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock that may be issued pursuant to the ESPP by 3,000,000 and (ii) the 2006 Equity and Cash Compensation Incentive Plan, as amended (the “Plan”), to modify certain Plan terms as set forth in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on March 26, 2021. The foregoing description of the amendment to the ESPP and Plan is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the ESPP and the Plan, each as amended, which are attached as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2 hereto, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.03.

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders approved amendments to the Company’s Articles of Organization to (a) lower the voting requirement for shareholder approval of mergers, share exchanges and substantial sales of Company assets from a super majority to a simple majority, and (b) to permit shareholders to act by a simple majority written consent, rather than by unanimous written consent. Subsequent to such approval, the Company filed, on May 11, 2021, with the Secretary of the Commonwealth of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Restated Articles of Organization (the “Restated Articles of Organization”), giving effect to the foregoing amendments to the Articles of Organization.

The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Restated Articles of Organization, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

At the Annual Meeting, the Company’s stockholders voted on the following proposals:

1. To elect the eight nominees named in the Company’s proxy statement filed with the Commission on March 26, 2021 to the Board of Directors to serve as directors for a one-year term. Each nominee for director was elected by a vote of the stockholders as follows:

 

Nominee

  

Votes For

  

Votes Against

  

Votes Abstained

  

Broker Non-Votes

Michael A. Bradley    137,125,779    1,986,671    114,056    10,345,978
Edwin J. Gillis    132,208,895    6,870,627    146,984    10,345,978
Timothy E. Guertin    135,069,873    4,056,097    100,536    10,345,978
Peter Herweck    134,241,354    4,883,600    101,552    10,345,978
Mark E. Jagiela    137,605,896    1,553,938    66,672    10,345,978
Mercedes Johnson    137,688,366    1,454,988    83,152    10,345,978
Marilyn Matz    130,595,711    8,548,804    81,991    10,345,978
Paul J. Tufano    133,607,004    5,527,320    92,182    10,345,978

2. To approve, in a non-binding, advisory vote, the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers. The compensation of the Company’s named executive officers was approved on an advisory basis by a vote of stockholders as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

128,424,925   10,568,053   233,528   10,345,978

3. To approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Organization to lower the voting requirement for shareholder approval of mergers, share exchanges and substantial sales of Company assets from a super majority to a simple majority. The amendment to the Company’s Articles of Organization was approved by a vote of stockholders as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

138,819,628   319,360   87,518   10,345,978


4. To approve an amendment to the Company’s Articles of Organization to permit shareholders to act by a simple majority written consent, rather than by unanimous written consent. The amendment to the Company’s Articles of Organization was approved by a vote of stockholders as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

135,548,129   3,569,034   109,343   10,345,978

5. To approve an amendment to the 1996 Employee Stock Purchase Plan to increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock that may be issued pursuant to the plan by 3,000,000 shares. The amendment to the 1996 Employee Stock Purchase Plan was approved by a vote of stockholders as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

138,659,128   469,088   98,290   10,345,978

6. To approve the 2006 Equity and Cash Compensation Incentive Plan, as amended, to include, among other changes, a new total annual compensation cap for non-employee directors. The 2006 Equity and Cash Compensation Incentive Plan, as amended, was approved by a vote of stockholders as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

 

Broker Non-Votes

129,988,085   9,137,909   100,512   10,345,978

7. To ratify the selection of the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021. The proposal was approved by a vote of stockholders as follows:

 

Votes For

 

Votes Against

 

Votes Abstained

141,284,236   8,153,617   134,631

 

Item 8.01.

Other Information.

On May 7, 2021, the Company announced that the Board appointed Paul J. Tufano to serve as Chair of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits

 

  3.1    Restated Articles of Organization of Teradyne, Inc., effective May 7, 2021
10.1    1996 Employee Stock Purchase Plan, as amended.
10.2    2006 Equity and Cash Compensation Incentive Plan, as amended.
99.1    Press Release of the Company, dated May 7, 2021
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

    TERADYNE, INC.
Dated: May 13, 2021     By:  

/s/ Charles J. Gray

    Name:   Charles J. Gray
    Title:   V.P., General Counsel and Secretary
EX-3.1

Exhibit 3.1

 

D

PC

  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts   
 

William Francis Galvin

Secretary of the Commonwealth

One Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-1512

    

FORM MUST BE
TYPED

   Restated Articles of Organization    FORM MUST BE
TYPED

(General Laws Chapter I56D, Section 10.07, 950 CMR 113.35)

(1) Exact name of corporation: Teradyne, Inc.

(2) Registered office address: United Agent Group Inc., 225 Cedar Hill Street #200, Marlborough, MA 01752

(number, street, city or town, state, zip code)

(3) Date adopted: May 7, 2021

(month, day, year)

(4) Approved by:

(check appropriate box)

 

    ☐    the directors without shareholder approval and shareholder approval was not required;

OR

 

    ☑    the board of directors and the shareholders in the manner required by G.L. Chapter 156D and the corporation’s articles of organization.

 

(5)

The following information is required to be included in the articles of organization pursuant to G.L. Chapter 156D, Section 2.02 except that the supplemental information provided for in Article VIII is not required:*

ARTICLE I

The exact name of the corporation is:

Teradyne, Inc.

ARTICLE II

Unless the articles of organization otherwise provide, all corporations formed pursuant to G.L. Chapter 156D have the purpose of engaging in any lawful business. Please specify if you want a more limited purpose:**

To design, develop, manufacture, assemble, produce, acquire, own, buy, import, sell, export, dispose of and otherwise deal in electronic or electromechanical products or components, and personal property of every kind and description.

To acquire, buy, own and sell securities (including the securities of this corporation), patents, licenses, trade marks, trade names and all rights of every kind thereunder.

To acquire, buy, construct, own, lease, mortgage and sell real estate, buildings or any interests therein necessary or desirable for the purposes of the corporation.

To acquire all or any part of the goodwill, rights and property, and to assume the whole or any part of the contracts or liabilities of any firm, association, corporation or person, and to pay for such acquisition in cash, stock or other securities of this corporation or otherwise.


To exercise any of the foregoing purposes of powers through subsidiary or affiliated corporations, and in connection therewith and otherwise to have all the powers conferred now or in future by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts upon business corporations.

* Changes to Article VIII must be made by filing a statement of change of supplemental Information form.

** Professional corporations governed by G.L Chapter 156A and must specify the professional activities of the corporation.

P.C.

ARTICLE III

State the total number of shares and par value, * if any, of each class of stock that the corporation is authorized to issue. All corporations must authorize stock. If only one class or series is authorized, it is not necessary to specify any particular designation.

 

WITHOUT PAR VALUE

 

WITH PAR VALUE

TYPE

 

NUMBER OF SHARES

 

TYPE

 

NUMBER OF SHARES

 

PAR VALUE

    Common   1,000,000,000   $.125

ARTICLE IV

Prior to the issuance of shares of any class or series, the articles of organization must set forth the preferences, limitations and relative rights of that class or series. The articles may also limit the type or specify the minimum amount of consideration for which shares of any class or series may be issued. Please set forth the preferences, limitations and relative rights of each class or series and, if desired, the required type and minimum amount of consideration to be received.

None.

ARTICLE V

The restrictions, if any, imposed by the articles or organization upon the transfer of shares of any class or series of stock are:

None.

ARTICLE VI

Other lawful provisions, and if there are no such provisions, this article may be left blank.

Article Six is hereby amended to add the following paragraphs:

“A. No director shall be personally liable to the Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director notwithstanding any provision of law imposing such liability; provided, that, to the extent provided by applicable law, this provision shall not eliminate or limit the liability of a director (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Corporation or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) under Section sixty-one or sixty-two of Chapter 156B of the Massachusetts General Laws, or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. This provision shall not eliminate the liability of a director for any act or omission occurring prior to the date upon which this provision becomes effective. No amendment to or repeal of this provision shall apply to or have any effect upon the liability or alleged liability of any director for or with respect to any acts or omissions of such director occurring prior to such amendment or repeal.


B. Shareholder approval for the following actions shall require the affirmative vote of holders of a majority in interest of all stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote on such matter: (i) the sale, lease, exchange, or other disposal of all or substantially all of the Corporation’s property, (ii) a merger or consolidation of the Corporation with or into any other entity; or (iii) a share exchange with any other entity. Any such amendment, sale, lease, exchange, disposal, merger, consolidation, or share exchange shall also require approval by the Board of Directors. This provision is not intended to, and shall not, create a requirement to obtain shareholder approval for matters that do not require shareholder approval under applicable Massachusetts corporation law.

C. Except as otherwise required by law, any action required or permitted to be taken by the stockholders may be taken without a meeting if evidenced by consents signed by one or more stockholders who hold a majority in interest of all stock issued, outstanding and entitled to vote on the matter.”

Note: The preceding six (6) articles are considered to be permanent and may be changed only by filing appropriate articles of amendment.

*G.L. Chapter 156D eliminates the concept of par value, however a corporation may specify par value in Article III. See G.L. Chapter 156D, Section 6.21, and the comments relative thereto.

 

 

ARTICLE VII

The effective date of organization of the corporation is the date and time the articles were received for filing if the articles are not rejected within the time prescribed by law. If a later effective date is desired, specify such date, which may not be later than the 90th day after the articles are received for filing:

It is hereby certified that these restated articles of organization consolidate all amendments into a single document. If a new amendment authorizes an exchange, or effects a reclassification or cancellation, of issued shares, provisions for implementing that action are set forth in these restated articles unless contained in the text of the amendment.

Specify the number(s) of the article(s) being amended: None.

Signed

by:   

/s/ Charles J. Gray

(signature of authorized individual)

 

    ☐   

Chairman of the board of directors,

    ☐   

President,

    ☑   

Other officer,

    ☐   

Court-appointed fiduciary,

on this 10th day of May, 2021.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS

I hereby certify that, upon examination of this document, duly submitted to me, it appears that the provisions of the General Laws relative to corporations have been complied with, and I hereby approve said articles; and the filing fee having been paid, said articles are deemed to have been filed with me on:

EX-10.1

Exhibit 10.1

TERADYNE, INC.

1996 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN

(as amended, effective May 7, 2021)

Article 1—Purpose.

This 1996 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the “Plan”) is intended to encourage stock ownership by all eligible employees of Teradyne, Inc. (the “Company”), a Massachusetts corporation, and its participating subsidiaries (as defined in Article 17) so that they may share in the growth of the Company by acquiring or increasing their proprietary interest in the Company. The Plan is designed to encourage eligible employees to remain in the employ of the Company and its participating subsidiaries. The Plan is intended to constitute an “employee stock purchase plan” within the meaning of Section 423(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).

Article 2—Administration of the Plan.

The Plan may be administered by a committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Committee”). The Committee shall consist of not less than two members of the Company’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may from time to time remove members from, or add members to, the Committee. Vacancies on the Committee, howsoever caused, shall be filled by the Board of Directors. The Committee may select one of its members as Chairman, and shall hold meetings at such times and places as it may determine. Acts by a majority of the Committee, or acts reduced to or approved in writing by a majority of the members of the Committee, shall be the valid acts of the Committee.

The interpretation and construction by the Committee of any provisions of the Plan or of any option granted under it shall be final, unless otherwise determined by the Board of Directors. The Committee may from time to time adopt such rules and regulations for carrying out the Plan as it may deem best, provided that any such rules and regulations shall be applied on a uniform basis to all similarly situated employees under the Plan. No member of the Board of Directors or the Committee shall be liable for any action or determination made in good faith with respect to the Plan or any option granted under it.

In the event the Board of Directors fails to appoint or refrains from appointing a Committee, the Board of Directors shall have all power and authority to administer the Plan. In such event, the word “Committee” wherever used herein shall be deemed to mean the Board of Directors.

Article 3—Eligible Employees.

No option may be granted to any person serving as a member of the Committee at the time of grant. Subject to the foregoing limitation, all employees of the Company or any of its participating subsidiaries who are employees of the Company or any of its


participating subsidiaries on or before the first day of any Payment Period (as defined in Article 5), and whose customary employment is not less than twenty hours per week and more than five months in any calendar year shall be eligible to receive options under the Plan to purchase common stock of the Company, par value $.125 per share (“Common Stock”); provided, however, that the Committee retains the discretion to determine which eligible employees may participate in an offering pursuant to and consistent with Treasury Regulation Sections 1.423.2(e) and (f).. All eligible employees shall have the same rights and privileges hereunder, except as permitted or required under Treasury Regulation 1.423-2(f) and Article 17 hereof. Persons who elect to enter the Plan in accordance with Article 7 and who are eligible employees on the first business day of any Payment Period (as defined in Article 5) shall receive their options as of such day. Persons who elect to enter the Plan in accordance with Article 7 and who become eligible employees after any date on which options are granted under the Plan shall be granted options on the first business day of the next succeeding Payment Period on which options are granted to eligible employees under the Plan. In no event, however, may an employee be granted an option if such employee, immediately after the option was granted, would be treated as owning stock possessing five percent or more of the total combined voting power or value of all classes of stock of the Company or of any parent corporation or subsidiary corporation, as the terms “parent corporation” and “subsidiary corporation” are defined in Section 424(e) and (f) of the Code. For purposes of determining stock ownership under this paragraph, the rules of Section 424(d) of the Code shall apply, and stock which the employee may purchase under outstanding options shall be treated as stock owned by the employee.

Article 4—Stock Subject to the Plan.

The stock subject to the options under the Plan shall be authorized but unissued Common Stock, or shares of Common Stock reacquired by the Company, including shares purchased in the open market. The aggregate number of shares which may be issued pursuant to the Plan is 33,400,000, subject to adjustment as provided in Article 12. If any option granted under the Plan shall expire or terminate for any reason without having been exercised in full or shall cease for any reason to be exercisable in whole or in part, the unpurchased shares subject thereto shall again be available under the Plan.

Article 5—Payment Periods and Stock Options.

For the duration of the Plan, a Payment Period shall be defined as each six-month period commencing on the first day of January and ending on the last day of June and commencing on the first day of July and ending on the last day of December of each calendar year.

On the first business day of each Payment Period, the Company will grant to each eligible employee who is then a participant in the Plan an option to purchase on the last day of such Payment Period, at the Option Price hereinafter provided for, a maximum number of 3,000 shares on condition that such employee remains eligible to participate in the Plan throughout the remainder of such Payment Period. The participant shall be entitled to exercise the option so granted only to the extent of the participant’s

 

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accumulated payroll deductions on the last day of such Payment Period. If the participant’s accumulated payroll deductions on the last day of the Payment Period would enable the participant to purchase more than 3,000 shares except for the 3,000 share limitation, the excess of the amount of the accumulated payroll deductions over the aggregate purchase price of the 3,000 shares shall be promptly refunded to the participant by the Company, without interest. The Option Price per share for each Payment Period shall be 85% of the fair market value of the Common Stock on the last business day of the Payment Period rounded up to the nearest cent. The foregoing limitation on the number of shares subject to option and the Option Price shall be subject to adjustment as provided in Article 12.

For purposes of the Plan, the term “fair market value” on any date means (i) the closing price (on that date) of the Common Stock on the principal national securities exchange on which the Common Stock is traded, if the Common Stock is then traded on a national securities exchange; or (ii) the average of the closing bid and asked prices last quoted (on that date) by an established quotation service for over-the-counter securities, if the Common Stock is not reported on a national securities exchange; or (iii) if the Common Stock is not publicly traded, the fair market value of the Common Stock as determined by the Committee after taking into consideration all factors which it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, recent sale and offer prices of the Common Stock in private transactions negotiated at arm’s length.

For purposes of the Plan, the term “business day” means a day on which there is trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market or the aforementioned national securities exchange, whichever is applicable pursuant to the preceding paragraph; and if neither is applicable, a day that is not a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday in Massachusetts.

Notwithstanding any other provision herein, no employee shall be granted an option which permits the employee’s right to purchase stock under the Plan, and under all other Section 423(b) employee stock purchase plans of the Company and any parent or subsidiary corporations, to accrue at a rate which exceeds $25,000 of fair market value of such stock (determined on the date or dates that options on such stock were granted) for each calendar year in which such option is outstanding at any time. The purpose of the limitation in the preceding sentence is to comply with Section 423(b)(8) of the Code. If the participant’s accumulated payroll deductions on the last day of the Payment Period would otherwise enable the participant to purchase Common Stock in excess of the Section 423(b)(8) $25,000 limitation described in this paragraph, the excess of the amount of the accumulated payroll deductions over the aggregate purchase price of the shares actually purchased shall be promptly refunded to the participant by the Company, without interest.

Article 6—Exercise of Option.

Each eligible employee who continues to be a participant in the Plan on the last day of a Payment Period shall be deemed to have exercised his or her option on such date and shall be deemed to have purchased from the Company such number of full shares of Common Stock reserved for the purpose of the Plan as the participant’s accumulated

 

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payroll deductions on such date will pay for at the Option Price, subject to the 3,000 share limit of the option and the Section 423(b)(8) $25,000 limitation described in Article 5. If the individual is not a participant on the last day of a Payment Period, then he or she shall not be entitled to exercise his or her option. Only full shares of Common Stock may be purchased under the Plan. Unused payroll deductions remaining in a participant’s account at the end of a Payment Period solely by reason of the inability to purchase a fractional share (and for no other reason) shall be refunded.

Article 7—Authorization for Entering the Plan.

An employee may elect to enter the Plan by filling out, signing and delivering to the Company an authorization:

A. Stating the percentage to be deducted from the employee’s pay;

B. Authorizing the purchase of stock for the employee in each Payment Period in accordance with the terms of the Plan; and

C. Specifying the exact name or names in which stock purchased for the employee is to be issued as provided under Article 11 hereof.

Such authorization must be received by the Company on or before the first day of the next succeeding Payment Period.

Unless a participant files a new authorization or withdraws from the Plan, the deductions and purchases under the authorization the participant has on file under the Plan will continue from one Payment Period to succeeding Payment Periods as long as the Plan remains in effect.

The Company will accumulate and hold for each participant’s account the amounts deducted from his or her pay. No interest will be paid on these amounts.

Article 8—Maximum Amount of Payroll Deductions.

An employee may authorize payroll deductions in an amount (expressed as a whole percentage) not less than two percent (2%) but not more than ten percent (10%) of the employee’s cash compensation.

Article 9—Change in Payroll Deductions.

Deductions may not be increased during a Payment Period. Deductions may be decreased during a Payment Period, provided that an employee may not decrease his deduction more than once during any Payment Period.

 

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Article 10—Withdrawal from the Plan.

A participant may withdraw from the Plan (in whole but not in part) at any time prior to the last day of a Payment Period by delivering a withdrawal notice to the Company.

To re-enter the Plan, an employee who has previously withdrawn must file a new authorization on or before the first day of the next Payment Period in which he or she wishes to participate. The employee’s re-entry into the Plan becomes effective at the beginning of such Payment Period, provided that he or she is an eligible employee on the first business day of the Payment Period.

Article 11—Issuance of Stock.

Stock issued to participants shall be delivered as soon as practicable after each Payment Period by the Company’s transfer agent.

Stock purchased under the Plan shall be issued only in the name of the participant, or if the participant’s authorization so specifies, in the name of the participant and another person of legal age as joint tenants with rights of survivorship.

Article 12—Adjustments.

Upon the happening of any of the following described events, a participant’s rights under options granted under the Plan shall be adjusted as hereinafter provided:

A. In the event that the shares of Common Stock shall be subdivided or combined into a greater or smaller number of shares or if, upon a reorganization, split-up, liquidation, recapitalization or the like of the Company, the shares of Common Stock shall be exchanged for other securities of the Company, each participant shall be entitled, subject to the conditions herein stated, to purchase such number of shares of Common Stock or amount of other securities of the Company as were exchangeable for the number of shares of Common Stock that such participant would have been entitled to purchase except for such action, and appropriate adjustments shall be made in the purchase price per share to reflect such subdivision, combination or exchange; and

B. In the event the Company shall issue any of its shares as a stock dividend upon or with respect to the shares of stock of the class which shall at the time be subject to options hereunder, each participant upon exercising such an option shall be entitled to receive (for the purchase price paid upon such exercise) the shares as to which the participant is exercising his or her option and, in addition thereto (at no additional cost), such number of shares of the class or classes in which such stock dividend or dividends were declared or paid, and such amount of cash in lieu of fractional shares, as is equal to the number of shares thereof and the amount of cash in lieu of fractional shares, respectively, which the participant would have received if the participant had been the holder of the shares as to which the participant is exercising his or her option at all times between the date of the granting of such option and the date of its exercise.

 

 

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Upon the happening of any of the foregoing events, the class and aggregate number of shares set forth in Article 4 hereof which are subject to options which have been or may be granted under the Plan and the limitations set forth in the second paragraph of Article 5 shall also be appropriately adjusted to reflect the events specified in paragraphs A and B above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any adjustments made pursuant to paragraphs A or B shall be made only after the Committee, based on advice of counsel for the Company, determines whether such adjustments would constitute a “modification” (as that term is defined in Section 424 of the Code). If the Committee determines that such adjustments would constitute a modification, it may refrain from making such adjustments.

If the Company is to be consolidated with or acquired by another entity in a merger, a sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets or otherwise (an “Acquisition”), the Committee or the board of directors of any entity assuming the obligations of the Company hereunder (the “Successor Board”) shall, with respect to options then outstanding under the Plan, either (i) make appropriate provision for the continuation of such options by arranging for the substitution on an equitable basis for the shares then subject to such options either (a) the consideration payable with respect to the outstanding shares of the Common Stock in connection with the Acquisition, (b) shares of stock of the successor corporation, or a parent or subsidiary of such corporation, or (c) such other securities as the Successor Board deems appropriate, the fair market value of which shall not exceed the fair market value of the shares of Common Stock subject to such options immediately preceding the Acquisition; or (ii) terminate each participant’s options in exchange for a cash payment equal to the excess of the fair market value on the date of the Acquisition of the number of shares of Common Stock that the participant’s accumulated payroll deductions as of the date of the Acquisition could purchase, at an option price determined with reference only to the first business day of the applicable Payment Period and subject to the 3,000 share limit, Code Section 423(b)(8) and fractional-share limitations on the amount of stock a participant would be entitled to purchase over the aggregate option price to such participant thereof.

The Committee or Successor Board shall determine the adjustments to be made under this Article 12, and its determination shall be conclusive.

Article 13—No Transfer or Assignment of Employee’s Rights.

An option granted under the Plan may not be transferred or assigned, otherwise than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. Any option granted under the Plan may be exercised, during the participant’s lifetime, only by the participant.

 

 

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Article 14—Termination of Employee’s Rights.

Whenever a participant ceases to be an eligible employee because of retirement, voluntary or involuntary termination, resignation, layoff, discharge, death or for any other reason, his or her rights under the Plan shall immediately terminate, and the Company shall promptly refund, without interest, the entire balance of his or her payroll deduction account under the Plan; provided, however, that if an employee is laid off during the last three months of any Payment Period, he shall nevertheless be deemed to be a participant in the Plan on the last day of the Payment Period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, eligible employment shall be treated as continuing intact while a participant is on military leave, sick leave or other bona fide leave of absence, for up to 90 days, or, if such leave is longer than 90 days, for so long as the participant’s right to re-employment is guaranteed either by statute or by written contract. Notwithstanding any other provision herein, if a participant’s employment is terminated by reason of retirement, and the date of such termination occurs after the date that is 3 months prior to the last day of the Payment Period, such participant’s rights under the Plan are not immediately terminated, and if the participant has not withdrawn from the Plan, such participant’s options shall be deemed to have been exercised on the last day of the Payment Period in accordance with the terms of the Plan.

Article 15—Termination and Amendments to Plan.

The Plan may be terminated at any time by the Company’s Board of Directors but such termination shall not affect options then outstanding under the Plan. If at any time shares of stock reserved for the purpose of the Plan remain available for purchase but not in sufficient number to satisfy all then unfilled purchase requirements, the available shares shall be apportioned among participants in proportion to the amount of payroll deductions accumulated on behalf of each participant that would otherwise be used to purchase stock, and the Plan shall terminate. Upon such termination or any other termination of the Plan, all payroll deductions not used to purchase stock will be refunded, without interest.

The Committee or the Board of Directors may from time to time adopt amendments to the Plan provided that, without the approval of the shareholders of the Company, no amendment may (i) increase the number of shares that may be issued under the Plan; (ii) change the class of employees eligible to receive options under the Plan, if such action would be treated as the adoption of a new plan for purposes of Code Section 423(b) and the regulations thereunder; (iii) cause Rule 16b-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to become inapplicable to the Plan or (iv) materially revise the Plan pursuant to the rules and regulations of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

Article 16—Limits on Sale of Stock Purchased under the Plan.

The Plan is intended to provide shares of Common Stock for investment and not for resale. The Company does not, however, intend to restrict or influence any employee in the conduct of his or her own affairs. An employee may, therefore, sell stock purchased under the Plan at any time the employee chooses, subject to compliance with any applicable federal or state securities laws and subject to any restrictions imposed under Article 21 to ensure that tax withholding obligations are satisfied. THE EMPLOYEE ASSUMES THE RISK OF ANY MARKET FLUCTUATIONS IN THE PRICE OF THE STOCK.

 

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Article 17—Participating Subsidiaries.

The term “participating subsidiary” shall mean any present or future subsidiary of the Company, as that term is defined in Section 424(f) of the Code, that is designated from time to time by the Board of Directors to participate in the Plan. The Board of Directors shall have the power to make such designation before or after the Plan is approved by the shareholders. The Board may from time to time establish one or more sub-plans under the Plan with respect to one or more participating subsidiaries, provided that such sub-plan complies with Section 423 of the Code and related Treasury Regulations.

The Company may, in order to comply with the laws of a foreign jurisdiction, grant options to employees of the Company or a participating subsidiary who are citizens or residents of such foreign jurisdiction (without regard to whether they are also citizens of the United States or resident aliens within the meaning of Section 7701(b)(1)(A) of the Code) with terms that are less favorable (but not more favorable) than the terms of options granted under the Plan to employees of the Company or a participating subsidiary who are resident in the United States. Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of the Plan, employees of the Company or a participating subsidiary who are citizens or residents of a foreign jurisdiction (without regard to whether they are also citizens of the United States or resident aliens within the meaning of Section 77091(b)(1)(A) of the Code) may be excluded from eligibility under the Plan if (a) the grant of an option under the Plan to a citizen or resident of the foreign jurisdiction is prohibited under the laws of such jurisdiction or (b) compliance with the laws of the foreign jurisdiction would cause the Plan to violate the requirements of Section 423 of the Code. The Company may add one or more appendices to this Plan describing the operation of the Plan in those foreign jurisdictions in which employees are excluded from participation or granted less favorable options.

Article 18—Optionees Not Shareholders.

Neither the granting of an option to an employee nor the deductions from his or her pay shall constitute such employee a stockholder of the shares covered by an option until such shares have been actually purchased by the employee.

Article 19—Application of Funds.

The proceeds received by the Company from the sale of Common Stock pursuant to options granted under the Plan will be used for general corporate purposes.

Article 20—Notice to Company of Disqualifying Disposition.

By electing to participate in the Plan, each participant agrees to notify the Company in writing immediately after the participant transfers Common Stock acquired under the Plan, if such transfer occurs within two years after the first business day of the Payment Period in which such Common Stock was acquired. Each participant further agrees to provide any information about such a transfer as may be requested by the Company or any subsidiary corporation in order to assist it in complying with the tax laws. Such dispositions generally are treated as “disqualifying dispositions” under Sections 421 and 424 of the Code, which have certain tax consequences to participants and to the Company and its participating subsidiaries.

 

 

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Article 21—Withholding of Additional Income Taxes.

By electing to participate in the Plan, each participant acknowledges that the Company and its participating subsidiaries are required to withhold taxes with respect to the amounts deducted from the participant’s compensation and accumulated for the benefit of the participant under the Plan, and each participant agrees that the Company and its participating subsidiaries may deduct additional amounts from the participant’s compensation, when amounts are added to the participant’s account, used to purchase Common Stock or refunded, in order to satisfy such withholding obligations. Each participant further acknowledges that when Common Stock is purchased under the Plan the Company and its participating subsidiaries may be required to withhold taxes with respect to all or a portion of the difference between the fair market value of the Common Stock purchased and its purchase price, and each participant agrees that such taxes may be withheld from compensation otherwise payable to such participant. It is intended that tax withholding will be accomplished in such a manner that the full amount of payroll deductions elected by the participant under Article 7 will be used to purchase Common Stock. However, if amounts sufficient to satisfy applicable tax withholding obligations have not been withheld from compensation otherwise payable to any participant, then, notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, the Company may withhold such taxes from the participant’s accumulated payroll deductions and apply the net amount to the purchase of Common Stock, unless the participant pays to the Company, prior to the exercise date, an amount sufficient to satisfy such withholding obligations. Each participant further acknowledges that the Company and its participating subsidiaries may be required to withhold taxes in connection with the disposition of stock acquired under the Plan and agrees that the Company or any participating subsidiary may take whatever action it considers appropriate to satisfy such withholding requirements, including deducting from compensation otherwise payable to such participant an amount sufficient to satisfy such withholding requirements or conditioning any disposition of Common Stock by the participant upon the payment to the Company or such subsidiary of an amount sufficient to satisfy such withholding requirements.

Article 22—Governmental Regulations.

The Company’s obligation to sell and deliver shares of Common Stock under the Plan is subject to the approval of any governmental authority required in connection with the authorization, issuance or sale of such shares.

Government regulations may impose reporting or other obligations on the Company with respect to the Plan. For example, the Company may be required to identify shares of Common Stock issued under the Plan on its stock ownership records and send tax information statements to employees and former employees who transfer title to such shares.

 

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Article 23—Governing Law.

The validity and construction of the Plan shall be governed by the laws of Massachusetts, without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of law thereof.

Article 24—Approval of Board of Directors and Stockholders of the Company.

The Plan was originally adopted by the Board of Directors on March 19, 1996 and subsequently approved by the shareholders. The Plan was most recently approved by shareholders on May 7, 2021.

 

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EX-10.2

Exhibit 10.2

TERADYNE, INC.

2006 EQUITY AND CASH COMPENSATION INCENTIVE PLAN

(as amended through May 7, 2021)

1. Purpose and Eligibility.

The purpose of this 2006 Equity and Cash Compensation Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) of Teradyne, Inc. is to provide equity ownership and compensation opportunities in the Company (each an “Award”) to employees, officers, directors, consultants and advisors of the Company and its Subsidiaries, all of whom are eligible to receive Awards under the Plan. Any person to whom an Award has been granted under the Plan is called a “Participant.” Additional definitions are contained in Section 14(a).

2. Administration.

a. Administration by Committee of Independent Members of the Board of Directors. The Plan will be administered by a committee (the “Committee”) composed solely of members of the Board of Directors of the Company that are “independent,” as defined pursuant to Rule 10A-3(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as proscribed under Rule 5605(a)(2) of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”), or any amendment, supplement or modification thereto; provided, however, that at any time and on any one or more occasions the Board may itself exercise any of the powers and responsibilities assigned the Committee under the Plan and when so acting shall have the benefit of all of the provisions of the Plan pertaining to the Committee’s exercise of its authorities hereunder. The Committee, in its sole discretion, shall have the authority to grant Awards, to adopt, amend and repeal rules relating to the Plan, to interpret and correct the provisions of the Plan and any Award, and, subject to the limitations of the Plan, to modify and amend any Award. All decisions by the Committee shall be final and binding on all interested persons. Neither the Company nor any member of the Committee shall be liable for any action or determination relating to the Plan.

b. Delegation to Executive Officers. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Committee may delegate to one or more executive officers of the Company the power to grant Awards and exercise such other powers under the Plan as the Committee may determine; provided, however, that the Committee shall fix the maximum number of Awards to be granted and the maximum number of shares issuable to any one Participant pursuant to Awards granted by such executive officer or officers. The Committee may, by a resolution adopted by the Committee, authorize one or more executive officers of the Company to do one or both of the following: (i) designate employees of the Company or of any of its subsidiaries to be recipients of Awards and (ii) determine the number, type and terms of such Awards to be received by such employees, subject to the limitations of the Plan; provided, however, that, in each case, the resolution so authorizing such officer or officers shall specify the maximum number and type of Awards such officer or officers may so award. The Committee may not authorize an officer to designate himself or herself as a recipient of any such Awards or to grant Awards to other executive officers of the Company.


3. Stock Available for Awards.

a. Number of Shares. Subject to adjustment under Section 3(c), the aggregate number of shares (the “Authorized Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, $0.125 par value per share (the “Common Stock”), that may be issued pursuant to the Plan shall be 32,000,000 shares of Common Stock. If any Award expires, is terminated, surrendered, forfeited, expires unexercised, is settled in cash in lieu of Common Stock or is exchanged for other Awards, in whole or in part, the unissued Common Stock covered by such Award shall again be available for the grant of Awards under the Plan. Shares of Common Stock delivered to the Company by a Participant to (i) purchase shares upon the exercise of an Award, or (ii) satisfy statutory tax withholding obligations with respect to any Award shall not be added back to the number of shares available for the future grant of Awards under the Plan. All shares of Common Stock covered by an SAR shall be counted against the number of shares available for the grant of Awards under the Plan; provided, however, that SARs that may be settled only in cash shall not be so counted. Shares of Common Stock repurchased by the Company on the open market using the proceeds from the exercise of an Award shall not increase the number of shares available for future grants of Awards. Shares issued under the Plan may consist in whole or in part of authorized but unissued shares. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Plan, the foregoing limitations shall be subject to adjustment under Section 3(c).

b. Per-Participant Limit. Subject to adjustment under Section 3(c), no Participant may be granted stock-based Awards during any one fiscal year to purchase more than 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock.

c. Adjustment to Common Stock. In the event of any stock split, stock dividend, extraordinary cash dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, combination, exchange of shares, liquidation, spin-off, split-up, or other similar change in capitalization or event, (i) the number and class of securities available for Awards under the Plan and the per-Participant share limit, (ii) the number and class of securities, vesting schedule and exercise price per share subject to each outstanding stock-based Award, (iii) the repurchase price per security subject to repurchase, and (iv) the terms of each other outstanding stock-based Award shall be adjusted by the Company (or substituted Awards may be made) to the extent the Committee shall determine, in good faith, that such an adjustment (or substitution) is appropriate. If Section 11(f)(i) applies for any event, this Section 3(c) shall not be applicable.

d. Fractional Shares. No fractional shares shall be issued under the Plan and the Participant shall, at the Committee’s discretion, receive either cash in lieu of such fractional shares or a full share for each fractional share.

 

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4. Stock Options.

a. General. The Committee may grant options to purchase Common Stock (each, an “Option”) and determine the terms and conditions of each Option, including, but not limited to (i) the number of shares subject to such Option or a formula for determining such, (ii) subject to Section 4(e) hereof, the exercise price of the Options and the means of payment for the shares, (iii) the Performance Criteria (as defined in Section 11(d)), if any, and level of achievement of such Performance Criteria that shall determine the number of shares or Options granted, issued, retainable and/or vested, (iv) the terms and conditions of the grant, issuance and/or forfeiture of the shares or Options, and (v) such further terms and conditions as may be determined from time to time by the Committee, in each case not inconsistent with this Plan.

b. Incentive Stock Options. An Option that the Committee intends to be an “incentive stock option” as defined in Section 422 of the Code (an “Incentive Stock Option”) shall be granted only to employees of the Company and shall be subject to and shall be construed consistently with the requirements of Section 422 of the Code. The Committee and the Company shall have no liability if an Option or any part thereof that is intended to be an Incentive Stock Option does not qualify as such.

c. Nonstatutory Stock Options. An Option or any part thereof that does not qualify as an Incentive Stock Option is referred to herein as a “Nonstatutory Stock Option.

d. Dollar Limitation. For so long as the Code shall so provide, Options granted to any employee under the Plan (and any other plans of the Company) which are intended to constitute Incentive Stock Options shall not constitute Incentive Stock Options to the extent that such Options, in the aggregate, become exercisable for the first time in any one calendar year for shares of Common Stock with an aggregate Fair Market Value (as defined in Section 14 and determined as of the respective date or dates of grant) of more than $100,000 (or such other limit as may be provided by the Code). To the extent that any such Incentive Stock Options exceed the $100,000 limitation (or such other limit as may be provided by the Code), such Options shall be Nonstatutory Stock Options.

e. Exercise Price. The Committee shall establish the exercise price (or determine the method by which the exercise price shall be established) at the time each Option is granted and specify the exercise price in the applicable Option agreement, provided, that the exercise price per share specified in the agreement relating to each Option granted under the Plan shall not be less than the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the date of such grant. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option to be granted to an employee owning stock possessing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company, the price per share specified in the agreement relating to such Incentive Stock Option shall not be less than one hundred ten percent (110%) of the Fair Market Value per share of Common Stock on the date of grant (or such other limit as may be provided by the Code). For purposes of determining stock ownership under this subsection, the rules of Section 424(d) of the Code shall apply. Subject to Section 3(c), an Option may not be amended subsequent to its issuance to reduce the price at which it is exercisable unless such amendment is approved by the Company’s shareholders.

 

 

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f. Duration of Options. Each Option shall be exercisable at such times and subject to such terms, conditions and expiration as the Committee may specify in the applicable Option agreement; provided, that no Option shall be exercisable for a period of time greater than ten (10) years from the date of grant of such Option; provided, further, that Incentive Stock Options granted to an employee owning stock possessing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company shall be exercisable for a maximum of five (5) years from the date of grant of such Option (or such other limit as may be provided by the Code). For purposes of determining stock ownership under this subsection, the rules of Section 424(d) of the Code shall apply.

g. Vesting of Options. At the time of the grant of an Option, the Committee shall establish a vesting date or vesting dates with respect to the shares of Common Stock covered by such Options; provided that all Options, subject to and except as provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j), 11(l) and 13, shall have a minimum vesting period of no less than one (1) year. The Committee may establish vesting dates based upon the passage of time and/or the satisfaction of Performance Criteria or other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Committee.

h. Exercise of Option. Options may be exercised only by delivery to the Company at its principal office address or to such transfer agent as the Company shall designate of a written notice of exercise specifying the number of shares as to which such Option is being exercised, signed by the proper person, or by notification of the Company-designated third party commercial provider (the “Third Party Commercial Provider”), in accordance with the procedures approved by the Company and to which the holder of the Option shall have ongoing access by means of accessing such person’s account maintained with the Third Party Commercial Provider, together with payment in full as specified in Section 4(i) for the number of shares for which the Option is exercised.

i. Payment Upon Exercise. Common Stock purchased upon the exercise of an Option shall be paid for by one or any combination of the following forms of payment:

(i) in United States dollars in cash or by check payable to order of the Company or by fund transfer from the Option holder’s account maintained with the Third Party Commercial Provider;

(ii) at the discretion of the Committee, through delivery of shares of Common Stock having a Fair Market Value equal as of the date of the exercise to the cash exercise price of the Option;

 

 

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(iii) at the discretion of the Committee and consistent with applicable law, through the delivery of an assignment to the Company of a sufficient amount of the proceeds from the sale of the Common Stock acquired upon exercise of the Option and an authorization to the Third Party Commercial Provider to pay that amount to the Company, which sale shall be at the Participant’s direction at the time of exercise; or

(iv) at the discretion of the Committee, by any combination of (i), (ii), or (iii) above.

If the Committee exercises its discretion to permit payment of the exercise price of an Incentive Stock Option by means of the methods set forth in clauses (ii), (iii) or (iv) of the preceding sentence, such discretion shall be exercised in writing in the instrument evidencing the Award of the Incentive Stock Option.

j. Notice to Company of Disqualifying Disposition. By accepting an Incentive Stock Option granted under the Plan, each optionee agrees to notify the Company in writing immediately after such optionee makes a disqualifying disposition of any stock acquired pursuant to the exercise of the Incentive Stock Options. A “disqualifying disposition” is generally any disposition occurring on or before the later of (a) the date two years following the date the Incentive Stock Option was granted or (b) the date one year following the date the Incentive Stock Option was exercised.

k. Issuances of Securities. Except as provided in Section 3(c) or as otherwise expressly provided herein, no issuance by the Company of shares of stock of any class, or securities convertible into shares of stock of any class, shall affect, and no adjustment by reason thereof shall be made with respect to, the number or price of shares subject to Options. No adjustments shall be made for dividends paid in cash or in property other than securities of the Company. A Participant that is the holder of an Option shall not be entitled to receive dividends or dividend equivalents declared and payable prior to exercise of the Option.

5. Stock Appreciation Rights

a. General. A Stock Appreciation Right (a “SAR”) is an Award entitling the holder, upon exercise, to receive an amount in cash or Common Stock, or a combination thereof (such form to be determined by the Committee), determined solely by reference to appreciation, from and after the date of grant, in the Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock. The date as of which such appreciation or other measure is determined shall be the exercise date of the SAR Award.

b. Grants. SARs may be granted in tandem with, or independently of, Options granted under the Plan.

(1) Tandem Awards. When SARs are expressly granted in tandem with Options: (i) the SARs will be exercisable only at such time or times, and to the extent, that the related Option is exercisable, and will be exercisable in accordance with the procedure required for exercise of the related Option; (ii) the SARs will terminate and no longer be exercisable upon the termination or exercise of the related Option, except that a SAR granted with respect to less than

 

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the full number of shares covered by an Option will not be terminated until and only to the extent that the number of shares as to which the related Option has been exercised or has terminated exceeds the number of shares not covered by the SAR; (iii) the Option will terminate and no longer be exercisable upon the exercise of the related SAR; and (iv) the SAR will be transferable only with the related Option.

(2) Independent Stock Appreciation Rights. A SAR not expressly granted in tandem with an Option will become exercisable at such time or times, and on such conditions, as the Committee may specify in the SAR Award.

c. Terms and Conditions. The Committee shall determine all terms and conditions of a SAR Award, including, but not limited to (i) the number of shares subject to such SAR Award or a formula for determining such, (ii) the Performance Criteria, if any, and level of achievement of such Performance Criteria that shall determine the number of shares granted, issued, retainable and/or vested or the amount of cash payable, (iii) the terms and conditions on the grant, issuance and/or forfeiture of the shares, and (iv) such further terms and conditions as may be determined from time to time by the Committee, in each case not inconsistent with this Plan. Subject to Section 3(c), a SAR may not be amended subsequent to its issuance to reduce the price used to determine the measurement price upon exercise unless such amendment is approved by the Company’s shareholders.A Participant that is the holder of a SAR Award shall not be entitled to receive dividends or dividend equivalents. The Amendment of all SAR Awards shall be subject to Section 11(n).

d. Vesting of SAR Awards. At the time of the grant of a SAR Award, the Committee shall establish a vesting date or vesting dates with respect to such SAR Award, provided that all SAR Awards, subject to and except as provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j), 11(l) and 13, shall have a minimum vesting period of no less than one (1) year; and, provided, further, that SARs awarded in tandem with Options shall be subject to the same vesting date or vesting dates established by the Committee pursuant to Section 4(g) for such related Options and shall be exercisable only to the extent that such related Option shall then be exercisable. The Committee may establish vesting dates based upon the passage of time and/or the satisfaction of Performance Criteria or other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Committee.

6. Restricted Stock.

a. Grants. The Committee may grant Awards entitling recipients to acquire shares of Common Stock, subject to (i) delivery to the Company by the Participant of cash, a check or other sufficient legal consideration in an amount at least equal to the par value of the shares purchased, (ii) the right of the Company to repurchase or reacquire all or part of such shares at their issue price or other stated or formula price from the Participant in the event that conditions specified by the Committee in the applicable Award are not satisfied prior to the end of the applicable restriction period or periods established by the Committee for such Award (each, a “Restricted Stock Award”), and (iii) Section 6(b).

 

 

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b. Terms and Conditions. A Participant that is the holder of a Restricted Stock Award, whether vested or unvested, shall be entitled to enjoy all shareholder rights with respect to the shares of Common Stock underlying such Restricted Stock Award, including the right to vote such shares. Subject to Section 6(c), the Committee shall determine all terms and conditions of any such Restricted Stock Award, including, but not limited to (i) the number of shares subject to such Restricted Stock Award or a formula for determining such, (ii) the purchase price of the shares, if any, and the means of payment for the shares, (iii) the Performance Criteria, if any, and level of achievement of such Performance Criteria that shall determine the number of shares granted, issued, retainable and/or vested, (iv) the terms and conditions on the grant, issuance and/or forfeiture of the shares, and (v) such further terms and conditions as may be determined from time to time by the Committee, in each case not inconsistent with this Plan. At the Committee’s election, shares of Common Stock issued in respect of a Restricted Stock Award may be (i) held in book entry form subject to the Company’s instructions until any restrictions relating to the Restricted Stock Award lapses, or (ii) evidenced by a stock certificate that may bear a legend 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 Restricted Stock Award. Any stock certificates issued in respect of a Restricted Stock Award shall be registered in the name of the Participant. All certificates registered in the name of the Participant shall, unless otherwise determined by the Committee, be deposited by the Participant, together with a stock power endorsed in blank, with the Company (or its designee). After the expiration of the applicable restriction periods, the Company (or such designee) shall deliver the certificates no longer subject to such restrictions to the Participant or, if the Participant has died, to the beneficiary designated by the Participant, in a manner determined by the Committee, to receive amounts due or exercise rights of the Participant in the event of the Participant’s death (the “Designated Beneficiary”). In the absence of an effective designation by a Participant, Designated Beneficiary shall mean the Participant’s estate.

c. Vesting of Restricted Stock. At the time of the grant of a Restricted Stock Award, the Committee shall establish a vesting date or vesting dates with respect to the shares of Common Stock covered by such Restricted Stock Award, which vesting dates may be based upon the passage of time and/or the satisfaction of Performance Criteria or other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Committee; provided, that all Restricted Stock Awards, subject to and except as provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j), 11(l) and 13, shall have a minimum vesting period of no less than one (1) year.

7. Restricted Stock Unit.

a. Grants. The Committee may grant Awards entitling recipients to acquire shares of Common Stock in the future, with the future delivery of the Common Stock subject to a risk of forfeiture or other restrictions that will lapse upon the satisfaction of one or more specified conditions (each, a “Restricted Stock Unit”).

 

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b. Terms and Conditions. Subject to Section 7(c), the Committee shall determine all terms and conditions of any such Restricted Stock Unit, including, but not limited to (i) the number of shares subject to such Restricted Stock Unit or a formula for determining such, (ii) the purchase price of the shares, if any, and the means of payment for the shares, (iii) the Performance Criteria, if any, and level of achievement of such Performance Criteria that shall determine the number of shares granted, issued, retainable and/or vested, (iv) the terms and conditions on the grant, issuance and/or forfeiture of the shares, and (v) such further terms and conditions as may be determined from time to time by the Committee, in each case not inconsistent with this Plan. A Participant that is the holder of a Restricted Stock Unit Award shall not be entitled to shareholder rights with respect to the Restricted Stock Units, including the right to vote such shares represented by the a Restricted Stock Unit or to receive dividends. Any dividend equivalents awarded with respect to a Restricted Stock Unit shall be subject to the same restrictions on transferability and forfeiture as the Restricted Stock Units with respect to which the dividend equivalent is paid. A Restricted Stock Unit may be settled in cash or Common Stock, as determined by the Committee, with the amount of the cash payment based on the Fair Market Value of the shares of Common Stock at the time of vesting. Any such settlements may be subject to such conditions, restrictions and contingencies as the Committee shall establish.

c. Vesting of Restricted Stock Unit. At the time of the grant of a Restricted Stock Unit, the Committee shall establish a vesting date or vesting dates with respect to the shares of Common Stock covered by such Restricted Stock Unit, which vesting dates may be based upon the passage of time and/or the satisfaction of Performance Criteria or other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Committee; provided, that all Awards of Restricted Stock Units, subject to and except as provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j), 11(l) and 13, shall have a minimum vesting period of no less than one (1) year.

8. Phantom Stock.

a. General. The Committee may grant Awards entitling recipients to receive, in cash or shares, the Fair Market Value of shares of Common Stock (“Phantom Stock”) upon the satisfaction of one or more specified conditions.

b. Terms and Conditions. Subject to Section 8(c), the Committee shall determine the terms and conditions of a Phantom Stock Award, including, but not limited to (i) the number of shares subject to or represented by such Phantom Stock Award or a formula for determining such, (ii) the purchase price of the shares, if any, and the means of payment for the shares, (iii) the Performance Criteria, if any, and level of achievement of such Performance Criteria that shall determine the number of shares granted, issued, retainable and/or vested or the amount of cash payable, (iv) the terms and conditions on the grant, issuance and/or forfeiture of the shares or Phantom Stock Award, and (v) such further terms and conditions as may be determined from time to time by the Committee, in each case not inconsistent with this Plan. A Participant may not vote the shares represented by a Phantom Stock Award. Any settlements of Phantom Stock Awards may be subject to such conditions, restrictions and contingencies as the Committee shall establish.

 

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c. Vesting of Phantom Stock. At the time of the grant of a Phantom Stock Award, the Committee shall establish a vesting date or vesting dates with respect to such Phantom Stock Award; provided that all Phantom Stock Awards, subject to and except as provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j), 11(l) and 13, shall have a minimum vesting period of no less than one (1) year. The Committee may establish vesting dates based upon the passage of time and/or the satisfaction of Performance Criteria or other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Committee.

9. Other Stock-Based Awards.

The Committee shall have the right to grant other Awards based upon the Common Stock and having such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine, including, without limitation, the grant of shares based upon certain conditions and/or Performance Criteria, the grant of securities convertible into Common Stock and the grant of stock units. The Committee shall determine the terms and conditions of any such Awards, including, but not limited to (i) the number of shares subject to such Award or a formula for determining such, (ii) the purchase price of the shares, if any, and the means of payment for the shares, (iii) the Performance Criteria, if any, and level of achievement of such Performance Criteria that shall determine the number of shares granted, issued, retainable and/or vested, (iv) the terms and conditions on the grant, issuance and/or forfeiture of the shares or Award, and (v) such further terms and conditions as may be determined from time to time by the Committee, in each case not inconsistent with this Plan. At the time of the grant of an Award under this Section 9, the Committee shall establish a vesting date or vesting dates with respect to such Award, which vesting date may be based upon the passage of time and/or the satisfaction of Performance Criteria or other conditions as deemed appropriate by the Committee; provided, that all Full Value Awards, subject to and except provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j), 11(l) and 13,granted under this Section 9 shall have a minimum vesting period of no less than one (1) year.

10. [Intentionally Omitted]

11. General Provisions Applicable to Awards.

a. Transferability of Awards. Except as the Committee may otherwise determine or provide in an Award, Awards shall not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered by the person to whom they are granted, either voluntarily or by operation of law, except by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and, during the life of the Participant, shall be exercisable only by the Participant, provided, however, that Nonstatutory Stock Options may be transferred to a grantor-retained annuity trust or a similar estate-planning vehicle in which the trust is bound by all provisions of the Option which are applicable to the Participant. References to a Participant, to the extent relevant in the context, shall include references to authorized transferees of such an Option.

b. Documentation. Each Award granted under the Plan shall be evidenced by a written Award agreement in such form as the Committee shall from time to time approve. Award agreements shall comply with the terms and conditions of the Plan and

 

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may contain such other provisions not inconsistent with the terms and conditions of the Plan as the Committee shall deem advisable. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option, the Award agreement shall contain, or refer to, such provisions relating to exercise and other matters as are required of “incentive stock options” under the Code. Award agreements may be evidenced by an electronic transmission (including an e-mail or reference to a website or other URL) sent to the Participant through the Company’s normal process for communicating electronically with its employees. As a condition to receiving an Award, the Committee may require the Participant to affirmatively accept the Award and agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the Award agreement by physically and/or electronically executing the Award agreement or by otherwise physically and/or electronically acknowledging such acceptance and agreement. With or without such affirmative acceptance, however, the Committee may prescribe conditions (including the exercise or attempted exercise of any benefit conferred by the Award) under which the proposed Participant may be deemed to have accepted the Award and agreed to the terms and conditions set forth in the Award agreement.

c. Committee Discretion. The terms of each type of Award need not be identical, and the Committee need not treat Participants uniformly.

d. Performance Criteria. For purposes of this Plan, the term “Performance Criteria” shall mean performance criteria, applied to either the Company as a whole or to a division, business unit or Subsidiary, and measured either annually or cumulatively over a period of years, on an absolute basis or relative to a pre-established target, to previous years’ results or to a designated comparison group, in each case as specified by the Committee in the Award, including, without limitation, the following: cash flow; earnings per share; earnings before interest, taxes and amortization; return on equity; total shareholder return; share price performance; return on capital; return on assets or net assets; revenue; orders; product gross margins, including by customer; income or net income; operating income or net operating income; operating profit or net operating profit; income from operations less restructuring and other, net, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition and divestiture related charges or credits, pension actuarial gains and losses, and other non-recurring gains and charges; operating margin or profit margin; return on operating revenue; return on invested capital; market segment share; customer wins or design ins; product release schedules; new product innovation; product cost reduction; brand recognition/acceptance; product ship targets; process improvement results; verification of business strategy and/or business plan; improvement of strategic position; adaptation to changes in the marketplace or environment; or customer satisfaction. A Performance Criteria may also be based on individual performance or subject Performance Criteria as determined by the Committee. The Committee may appropriately evaluate achievement against Performance Criteria to take into account, without limitation, any of the following events that occurs during a performance period: asset write-downs; litigation or claim judgments or settlements; the effect of changes in tax law; accounting principles or other such laws or provisions affecting reported results; accruals for reorganization and restructuring programs and any extraordinary non-recurring charges or other events. The Committee may prescribe the foregoing criteria either individually or in combination. The Committee’s determination of the achievement of any Performance Criteria shall be conclusive. At the time of the grant of

 

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any Full Value Award subject to this Section 11(d), the Committee shall establish a vesting date or vesting dates with respect to the shares of Common Stock covered by such Awards; provided that all Full Value Awards subject to this Section 11(d), subject to and except as provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j), 11(l) and 13, shall have a minimum vesting period of no less than one (1) year.

e. Termination of Status. Except as otherwise specified herein, the Committee shall determine the effect on an Award of the disability, death, retirement, authorized leave of absence or other change in the employment or other status of a Participant and the extent to which, and the period during which, the Participant, or the Participant’s legal representative, conservator, guardian or Designated Beneficiary, may exercise rights under the Award under such circumstances, subject to applicable law and the provisions of the Code.

f. Acquisition or Liquidation of the Company.

(i) Consequences of an Acquisition. If the Company is to be consolidated with or acquired by another entity in a merger or other reorganization in which the holders of the outstanding voting stock of the Company immediately preceding the consummation of such event shall, immediately following such event, hold, as a group, less than a majority of the voting securities of the surviving or successor entity, or in the event of a sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets or otherwise (each, an “Acquisition”), the Committee or the board of directors of any entity assuming the obligations of the Company hereunder (the “Successor Committee”), shall, as to outstanding Awards, either (A) make appropriate provision for the continuation of such Awards by substituting on an equitable basis for the shares then subject to such Awards either (1) the consideration payable with respect to the outstanding shares of Common Stock in connection with the Acquisition, (2) shares of stock of the surviving or successor corporation or (3) such other securities as the Committee or the Successor Committee deems appropriate, the Fair Market Value of which shall not materially exceed the Fair Market Value of the shares of Common Stock subject to such Awards immediately preceding the Acquisition; or (B) upon written notice to the Participants, provide that all Awards must be exercised, to the extent then exercisable or to be exercisable as a result of the Acquisition, within a specified number of days of the date of such notice, at the end of which period the Awards shall terminate; or (C) terminate all Awards in exchange for a cash payment equal to the excess, if any, of the Fair Market Value of the shares subject to such Awards (to the extent then exercisable or to be exercisable as a result of the Acquisition) over the exercise price thereof, if any; or (D) in the case of Awards that may be settled in whole or in part in cash, provide for equitable treatment of such Awards.

(ii) Substitution of Awards Upon Certain Events. In connection with a merger or consolidation of an entity with the Company or the acquisition by the Company of property or stock of an entity, the Committee may grant Awards under the Plan in substitution for stock and stock-based awards issued by such entity or an affiliate thereof. The substitute Awards shall be granted on such terms and conditions as the Committee considers appropriate in the circumstances.

 

 

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(iii) Liquidation or Dissolution. In the event of the proposed liquidation or dissolution of the Company, each Award, to the extent not then exercised or vested, will terminate immediately prior to the consummation of such proposed action or at such other time and subject to such other conditions as shall be determined by the Committee.

g. Withholding. Each Participant shall pay to the Company, or make provisions satisfactory to the Company for payment, of any taxes required by law to be withheld in connection with Awards to such Participant no later than the date of the event creating the tax withholding obligation. Participants may elect to satisfy such tax withholding obligations by authorizing the Company to withhold shares of Common Stock from the Award creating the tax obligation, valued at their Fair Market Value. If the withholding of shares for legal or accounting reasons is problematic and a Participant does not otherwise satisfy such tax withholding obligations, the Company may, to the extent permitted by law, deduct any such tax obligations from any payment of any kind otherwise due to a Participant.

h. Amendment of Awards. The Committee may amend, modify or terminate any outstanding Award including, but not limited to, substituting therefor another Award of the same or a different type, changing the date of exercise or realization, the vesting provisions (subject to the minimum vesting requirements set forth herein), Performance Criteria, or level of achievement of Performance Criteria, and converting an Incentive Stock Option to a Nonstatutory Stock Option; provided that, except as otherwise provided in Section 11(f)(i), the Participant’s consent to such action shall be required unless the Committee determines that the action, taking into account any related action, would not materially and adversely affect the Participant; provided, further, that subject to Section 3(c), an Option may not be amended subsequent to its issuance either to reduce the price at which such previously issued Option is exercisable or to extend the period of time for which such previously-issued Option shall be exercisable beyond ten (10) years unless such amendment is approved by the Company’s shareholders. Furthermore, no Option shall be canceled and replaced with Options having a lower exercise price unless such cancellation and exchange is approved by the Company’s shareholders. The Amendment of all Awards shall be subject to Section 11(n).

i. Conditions on Delivery of Stock. The Company will not be obligated to deliver any shares of Common Stock pursuant to the Plan or to remove restrictions from shares previously delivered under the Plan until (i) all conditions of the Award have been met or removed to the satisfaction of the Company, (ii) in the opinion of the Company’s counsel, all other legal matters in connection with the issuance and delivery of such shares have been satisfied, including any applicable securities laws and any applicable stock exchange or stock market rules and regulations, (iii) the Participant has executed and delivered to the Company such representations or agreements as the Company may consider appropriate to satisfy the requirements of any applicable laws, rules or regulations, and (iv) the Participant has paid to the Company, or made provisions satisfactory to the Company for payment of, any taxes required by law to be withheld in connection with the Award.

 

 

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j. Acceleration. The Committee may at any time provide in connection with the disability or death of a Participant or in connection with an event contemplated by Section 11(f)(i), that any Award shall become exercisable in full or in part or shall be free of some or all restrictions or the risk of forfeiture. The Committee may take the actions contemplated by the preceding sentence despite the fact that such actions may (x) cause the application of Sections 280G and 4999 of the Code if an event contemplated by Section 11(f)(i) occurs, or (y) disqualify all or part of an Option as an Incentive Stock Option. In the event of the acceleration of the exercisability of one or more outstanding Options, including pursuant to Section 11(f)(i), the Committee may provide, as a condition of accelerated exercisability of any or all such Options, that the Common Stock or other substituted consideration, including cash, as to which exercisability has been accelerated shall be restricted and subject to forfeiture back to the Company at the election of the Company at the cost thereof upon termination of employment or other relationship, with the timing and other terms of the vesting of such restricted Common Stock or other consideration being not less favorable to the Participant than the timing and other terms of the superseded vesting schedule of the related Option.

k. Reserved.

l. Exception to Minimum Vesting Periods and Acceleration Limitations. The Committee may grant or accelerate the vesting of Awards with respect to up to 5% of the maximum, aggregate shares of Common Stock authorized for issuance hereunder in a manner that does not comply with the minimum vesting periods set forth in Sections 4(g), 5(d), 6(c), 7(c), 8(c), 9, 11(d) and 13 or that is not otherwise permitted under the vesting acceleration limitations in Section 11(j).

m. Compliance with Section 409A. Any other provision of the Plan or any Award to the contrary notwithstanding, the Plan and every Award hereunder shall be construed, administered and enforced as necessary to comply with applicable requirements of Section 409A of the Code and the Treasury and IRS rulings and regulations issued thereunder, so that no Participant shall (without such Participant’s express written consent) incur any of the additional tax or interest liabilities of Section 409A(a)(B) of the Code with respect to any Award. The Plan and each Award are hereby modified and limited as necessary to comply with applicable requirements of Section 409A. Notwithstanding the foregoing, none of the Company, the Committee nor any person acting on behalf of the Company or the Committee will be liable to any Participant or to any other person with respect to any acceleration of income, any additional tax, or any penalty, interest or other liability asserted by reason of the failure of an Award to satisfy the requirements of, or be exempt from, Section 409A of the Code or otherwise asserted with respect to any Award.

 

 

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n. Compliance with Limitations on Repricing. Unless such action is approved by the Company’s shareholders, the Company may not, except as provided for under Section 3(c)(i) amend any outstanding Option or SAR granted under the Plan to provide an exercise or measurement price per share that is lower than the then-current exercise or measurement price per share of such outstanding Option or SAR; (ii)cancel any outstanding option or stock appreciation right (whether or not granted under the Plan) and grant in substitution new Awards under the Plan (other than Awards granted pursuant to Section 11(f)(ii)); (iii) cancel in exchange for a cash payment any outstanding Option or SAR with an exercise or measurement price per share above the then-current Fair Market Value; or (iv) take any action under the Plan that constitutes a “repricing” of an Award with the meaning of the rules of Nasdaq, or other exchange on which the Company’s Common Stock is traded.

12. Foreign Jurisdictions.

To the extent that the Committee determines that the material terms set by the Committee or imposed by the Plan preclude the achievement of the material purposes of the Plan in jurisdictions outside the United States, the Committee will have the authority and discretion to modify those terms and provide for such other terms and conditions as the Committee determines to be necessary, appropriate or desirable to accommodate differences in local law, policy or custom or to facilitate administration of the Plan. The Committee may adopt or approve sub-plans, appendices or supplements to, or amendments, restatements or alternative versions of, the Plan as it may consider necessary, appropriate or desirable for such purpose, without thereby affecting the terms of the Plan as in effect for any other purpose. The special terms and any appendices, supplements, amendments, restatements or alternative versions, however, shall not include any provisions that are inconsistent with the terms of the Plan as then in effect, unless the Plan could have been amended to eliminate such inconsistency without further approval by the shareholders. The Committee shall also have the authority and discretion to delegate the foregoing powers to appropriate officers of the Company.

13. Non-Employee Director Compensation.

In addition to the limit set forth in Section 3(b) of the Plan, the aggregate value of all compensation granted or paid to any member of the Board of Directors who is not an employee of the Company (each, a “Non-Employee Director”) with respect to any calendar year, including Awards granted under the Plan and cash fees or other compensation paid by the Company to such Non-Employee Director outside of the Plan for his or her services as a Non-Employee Director during such calendar year, may not exceed $750,000 in the aggregate, calculating the value of any Awards based on the grant date fair value in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, or any successor provision (the “Accounting Rules”), assuming a maximum payout. The limit will not apply to any compensation granted or paid to a Non-Employee Director for his or services to the Company other than as a non-employee director.

Awards granted under this Section 13 may be any of the following: Restricted Stock Units, Restricted Stock, Non-statutory Stock Options, SARs, or a combination of the foregoing. Awards granted under the Plan shall be in addition to the annual Board

 

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and Committee cash retainers paid by the Company to the Non-Employee Directors. The type of Awards granted under this Section 13(b) shall be determined, in each instance, at the Committee’s discretion (subject to the foregoing limitations). The number of shares, if any, covered by Awards granted under this Section 13 shall be subject to adjustment in accordance with the provisions of Section 3(c) of this Plan. Subject to and except as provided in Sections 11(f), 11(j) and 11(l), an Award of Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, Options or SARS granted pursuant to this Section 13 shall have a minimum vesting period that extends until the earlier of one year from the grant of the Award or the date the next annual meeting of shareholders is held following the grant of the Award, and shall expire on the date which is ten (10) years after the date of grant of such Award.

14. Miscellaneous.

a. Definitions.

(i) “Company” for purposes of eligibility under the Plan, shall include Teradyne, Inc. and any present or future subsidiary corporations of Teradyne, Inc., as defined in Section 424(f) of the Code (a “Subsidiary”), and any present or future parent corporation of Teradyne, Inc., as defined in Section 424(e) of the Code. For purposes of Awards other than Incentive Stock Options, the term “Company” shall include any other entity in which the Company has a direct or indirect significant interest, as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion.

(ii) “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

(iii) “Employee” means any full- or part-time employee of the Company.

(iv) “Fair Market Value” of the Company’s Common Stock on any date means (i) the closing price (on that date) of the Common Stock on the principal national securities exchange on which the Common Stock is traded, if the Common Stock is then traded on a national securities exchange; or (ii) the average of the closing bid and asked prices last quoted (on that date) by an established quotation service for over-the-counter securities, if the Common Stock is not then traded on a national securities exchange; or (iii) if the Common Stock is not publicly traded, the fair market value of the Common Stock as determined by the Committee after taking into consideration all factors which it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, recent sale and offer prices of the Common Stock in private transactions negotiated at arm’s length; provided, that, in all events the Fair Market Value shall represent the Committee’s good faith determination of the fair market value of the Common Stock. The Committee’s determination shall be conclusive as to the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock.

 

 

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(v) “Full Value Awards” means Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units and Awards other than (a) Options or (b) SARs or (c) other stock-based Awards for which the Participant pays the intrinsic value (whether directly or by forgoing a right to receive a cash payment from the Company).

b. Legal Consideration for Issuance of Shares. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, in the case of Awards of Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, or Awards that are settled in whole or in part with shares of Common Stock, to the extent such Awards do not otherwise require the payment by the Participant of cash consideration that exceeds the par value of the shares of Common Stock received in connection therewith, the services rendered or to be rendered by the Participant shall satisfy the legal requirement of payment of par value for such shares of Common Stock.

c. No Right To Employment or Other Status. No person shall have any claim or right to be granted an Award, and the grant of an Award shall not be construed as giving a Participant the right to continued employment or any other relationship with the Company. The Company expressly reserves the right at any time to dismiss or otherwise terminate its relationship with a Participant free from any liability or claim under the Plan.

d. No Rights As Shareholder. Subject to the provisions of the applicable Award, no Participant or Designated Beneficiary shall have any rights as a shareholder with respect to any shares of Common Stock to be distributed with respect to an Award until becoming the record holder thereof.

e. Effective Date and Term of Plan. The Plan shall become effective on the date on which it is approved by the shareholders of the Company (the “Effective Date”). No Awards shall be granted under the Plan after May 12, 2025, but Awards previously granted may extend beyond that date.

f. Amendment of Plan. The Committee may amend this Plan at any time, provided that any material amendment to the Plan will not be effective unless approved by the Company’s shareholders. For this purpose, a material amendment is any amendment that would (i) other than pursuant to Section 3(c), materially increase either the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock available for issuance under the Plan; or the maximum number of shares of Common Stock issuable in one fiscal year to a Participant; (ii) expand or limit the class of persons eligible to receive Awards or otherwise participate in the Plan; (iii) subject to Section 3(c), reduce the price at which a previously-issued Option is exercisable or extend the period of time for which a previously-issued Option shall be exercisable beyond ten (10) years; (iv) subject to Section 11(f) and Section 11(j), amend the minimum vesting provisions of Full Value Awards; or (v) require shareholder approval pursuant to the requirements of Nasdaq and/or any other exchange on which the Company is then listed or pursuant to applicable law.

g. Governing Law. The provisions of the Plan and all Awards made hereunder shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, exclusive of reference to rules and principles of conflicts of law.

 

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EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

For more information, contact:

 

Andy Blanchard
Investor Relations

Tel 978.370.2425

investorrelations@teradyne.com

Teradyne Announces Election of Paul Tufano as Chair of the Board

NORTH READING, Mass. – May 7, 2021 – Teradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:TER) announced today the Board of Directors has elected Paul Tufano Chair of the Board. Mr. Tufano is the former Chief Executive Officer of Benchmark Electronics and has served on the Teradyne Board since 2005. He replaces former Chair Roy Vallee who has retired from the Board.

“Paul is a proven leader and valuable board member who has helped guide Teradyne’s transformation over the past 15 years,” said Mark Jagiela, Teradyne President and CEO. “I look forward to working with him in his new role as Board Chair. I also want to thank Roy for his dedicated leadership and wise counsel during his 20-year tenure on the Board.”

About Teradyne

Teradyne (NASDAQ:TER) brings high-quality innovations such as smart devices, life-saving medical equipment and data storage systems to market, faster. Its advanced test solutions for semiconductors, electronic systems, wireless devices and more ensure that products perform as they were designed. Its Industrial Automation offerings include collaborative and mobile robots that help manufacturers of all sizes improve productivity and lower costs. In 2020, Teradyne had revenue of $3.1 billion and today employs 5,500 people worldwide. For more information, visit teradyne.com. Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.