STREAM GLOBAL SERVICES, INC.
Form of Nonstatutory Stock
Granted Under 2008 Stock Incentive Plan
agreement evidences the grant by Stream Global Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company), on (the
Grant Date) to [ ], an employee, of the Company (the Participant), of an option to purchase, in
whole or in part, on the terms provided herein and in the Companys 2008 Stock Incentive Plan (the Plan), a total of [ ] shares (the Shares)
of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, of the Company (Common Stock) at $[ ] per Share. Unless earlier terminated, this option shall expire at 5:00 p.m.,
Eastern time, on (the Final Exercise Date).
It is intended that the option evidenced by this agreement shall not be an incentive stock option as defined in Section 422 of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any regulations promulgated thereunder (the Code). Except as otherwise indicated by the context, the term Participant, as used in this option, shall be deemed to include any
person who acquires the right to exercise this option validly under its terms.
option will become exercisable (vest) as to [ ]% of the original number of Shares at the end of each successive [ ] period following the Grant
Date until the [ ] anniversary of the Grant Date.
right of exercise shall be cumulative so that to the extent the option is not exercised in any period to the maximum extent permissible it shall continue to be exercisable, in whole or in part, with respect to all Shares for which it is vested until
the earlier of the Final Exercise Date or the termination of this option under Section 3 hereof or the Plan.
Form of Exercise. Each election to exercise this option shall be in writing, signed by the Participant, and received by the Company at its principal office, accompanied by this agreement, and payment in full in the manner provided in the
Plan. The Participant may purchase less than the number of shares covered hereby, provided that no partial exercise of this option may be for any fractional share.
(b) Continuous Relationship with the Company Required. Except as otherwise provided in this Section 3, this option may not be exercised unless the Participant, at the time he or she exercises
this option, is, and has been at all times since the Grant Date, an employee, officer or director of, or consultant or advisor to, the Company or any other entity the employees, officers, directors, consultants, or advisors of which are eligible to
receive option grants under the Plan (an Eligible Participant).
(c) Termination of Relationship with the Company. If the Participant ceases to be an
Eligible Participant for any reason, then, except as provided in paragraphs (d) and (e) below, the right to exercise this option shall terminate three months after such cessation (but in no event after the Final Exercise Date),
provided that this option shall be exercisable only to the extent that the Participant was entitled to exercise this option on the date of such cessation. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Participant, prior to the Final Exercise
Date, violates the non-competition or confidentiality provisions of any employment contract, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement or other agreement between the Participant and the Company, the right to exercise this option shall terminate
immediately upon written notice to the Participant from the Company describing such violation.
(d) Exercise Period Upon
Death or Disability. If the Participant dies or becomes disabled (within the meaning of Section 22(e)(3) of the Code) prior to the Final Exercise Date while he or she is an Eligible Participant and the Company has not terminated such
relationship for cause as specified in paragraph (e) below, this option shall be exercisable, within the period of one year following the date of death or disability of the Participant, by the Participant (or in the case of death by
an authorized transferee), provided that this option shall be exercisable only to the extent that this option was exercisable by the Participant on the date of his or her death or disability, and further provided that this option shall
not be exercisable after the Final Exercise Date.
(e) Termination for Cause. If, prior to the Final Exercise Date, the
Participants employment or other relationship with the Company is terminated by the Company for Cause (as defined below), the right to exercise this option shall terminate immediately upon the effective date of such termination of employment
or other relationship. If, prior to the Final Exercise Date, the Participant is given notice by the Company of the termination of his or her employment or other relationship by the Company for Cause, and the effective date of such employment or
other termination is subsequent to the date of the delivery of such notice, the right to exercise this option shall be suspended from the time of the delivery of such notice until the earlier of (i) such time as it is determined or otherwise
agreed that the Participants employment or other relationship shall not be terminated for Cause as provided in such notice or (ii) the effective date of such termination of employment or other relationship (in which case the right to
exercise this option shall, pursuant to the preceding sentence, terminate immediately upon the effective date of such termination of employment or other relationship). If the Participant is party to an employment, consulting or severance agreement
with the Company that contains a definition of cause for termination of employment or other relationship, Cause shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in such agreement. Otherwise, Cause shall mean willful
misconduct by the Participant or willful failure by the Participant to perform his or her responsibilities to the Company (including, without limitation, breach by the Participant of any provision of any employment, consulting, advisory,
nondisclosure, non-competition or other similar agreement between the Participant and the Company), as determined by the Company, which determination shall be conclusive. The Participant shall be considered to have been discharged for
Cause if the Company determines, within 30 days after the Participants resignation, that discharge for cause was warranted.
will be issued pursuant to the exercise of this option unless and until the Participant pays to the Company, or makes provision satisfactory to the Company for payment of, any federal, state or local withholding taxes required by law to be withheld
in respect of this option.
||Nontransferability of Option. |
This option may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered by the Participant, either voluntarily or by operation of law, except by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and, during the lifetime of the
Participant, this option shall be exercisable only by the Participant.
||Provisions of the Plan. |
This option is subject to the provisions of the Plan (including the provisions relating to amendments to the Plan), a copy of which is furnished to the Participant with this option.
(a) For a
period of twelve (12) months after the termination of the Participants employment with the Company, the Participant will not:
(i) as an individual proprietor, partner, stockholder, officer, director, executive, director, investor, lender, or in any other capacity whatsoever (other than as the holder of not more than one percent
(1%) of the total outstanding stock of any publicly traded company or five percent (5%) of any privately held company) and not in any other capacity), engage in any business throughout the world that directly competes with the business
engaged in by the Company or any of its subsidiaries at the time of the Participants termination; or
(ii) directly recruit, solicit or hire any person who is then an employee of the Company, other than an employee who on an unsolicited basis responds to an advertisement or to an executive recruiter that is not directed by the Participant
to target that particular employee or the Company or any of its subsidiaries.
(b) Participant acknowledges and agrees that
the Companys business is global in nature due to the types of products and services it provides and that it is reasonable for the Company to define the geographic location as such. If this Section 7 is found by any court of competent
jurisdiction to be unenforceable because it extends for too long a period of time or over too great a range of activities or in too broad a geographic area, it shall be interpreted to extend only over the maximum period of time, range of activities
or geographic area as to which it may be enforceable.
(c) The restrictions contained in this Section 7 are necessary for
the protection of the business and goodwill of the Company and are considered by the Participant to be
reasonable for such purpose. The Participant agrees that any breach of this Section 7 will cause the Company substantial and irrevocable damage and therefore, in the event of any such
breach, in addition to such other remedies which may be available, the Company shall have the right to seek specific performance and injunctive relief.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this option to be executed under its corporate seal by its duly authorized officer. This option shall take effect as a sealed instrument.
|Stream Global Services, Inc.|
The undersigned hereby accepts the foregoing option and agrees to the terms and conditions thereof. The undersigned hereby acknowledges
receipt of a copy of the Companys 2008 Stock Incentive Plan.