Amendment

Change in Control



 

March 17, 1999

 

 

 

Mr. Steve Berglund

 

Subject: Revised offer of employment

 

Dear Steve:

 

The Board of Directors is pleased to extend to you this offer of  employment  to

serve as Chief  Executive  Officer and to be  appointed as a member of the board

for Trimble  Navigation  Limited.  We believe you are uniquely suited to the TNL

position  in light of your  background  and  experience  and the  nature  of our

company's markets and opportunities.

 

Your base salary compensation would be $33,333 per month, payable on the regular

payroll period of the company,  commencing on your first day of employment.  The

board offers a bonus  opportunity  of up to 50% of your  compensation  base, pro

rata at the end of our 1999 fiscal year, with half of this amount guaranteed for

1999.  For the year 2000,  you will be eligible for a 50% bonus with criteria as

negotiated with the board.

 

You would be awarded  options to  purchase  400,000  shares of stock which would

vest 20% at the first anniversary and monthly thereafter for five years from the

date of grant.  The option  exercise price would be the fair market value of the

stock on your  employment  start date. We anticipate that your presence may have

an impact on the stock price so that it might be wise for your employment  start

date to occur upon your date of agreement to serve as the CEO, which we would be

required to announce immediately.

 

In the event of a Change of  Control  of the  company  (as  defined on Exhibit A

hereto), you would receive an additional 12 months of vesting of your shares. If

the Change of Control occurred during your first 12 months of service, you would

receive ratable vesting for the first year plus the year of accelerated vesting.

 

You are eligible for the Trimble Executive  Non-qualified  Deferred Compensation

Plan.  Under this plan, you may defer up to 100% of future salary and up to 100%

of any future bonus. Details to be provided under separate cover.

 

 

    

Trimble will assist you in your relocation to Sunnyvale. This will include:

 

o    Mortgage  assistance:  Recognizing the  exceptional  housing market in this

     area, we are willing to lend you, at your election,  up to $400,000,  to be

     secured by a second deed of trust on the real property, at the lending rate

     at which the  company  borrows as  adjusted  from time to time,  which loan

     would be forgiven  ratably over a five-year  period so long as you continue

     to be employed.  If your employment  relationship  ends during that period,

     the  remaining   obligation  would  be  due  on  the  anniversary  of  such

     separation. We will add the yearly interest to your compensation.

o    Six months of interim housing at $3,000/month.

o    Cost  reimbursement  for movement of household goods from your primary home

     to Sunnyvale,  including up to two  automobiles  if required.  Trimble will

     determine the carrier.

o    The reasonable cost of two house-hunting  trips (5 days in length per trip)

     for you and your family, including transportation, lodging, and meals.

o    Provision  for an  automobile  for two weeks,  or until your  shipped  auto

     arrives,  up to a  maximum  of four  weeks.  Payment  of fuel  will be your

     responsibility.

o    Reimbursement of reasonable  travel,  meals, and lodging incurred in travel

     by the most direct route, for you and your family, by rail, air or personal

     car to Sunnyvale. Receipts must be provided.

o    Storage for your household goods (excluding auto)for a maximum of 90 days,

     if required. o A relocation  allowance of $10,000 to offset miscellaneous 

     expenses related to your relocation.

o    165% of the cost of a real estate commission which you incur on the sale of

     your present principle residence within one year from your employment start

     date.

 

All  relocation  reimbursements  and company paid  expenses will be reflected on

your W-2 tax form. As some expenses are considered tax deductible,  we recommend

that you consult with a tax consultant.

 

Upon an Involuntary Termination or a termination other than for "Cause" (as both

terms are defined on Exhibit A) or as a result of your  disability,  the company

would provide you with 12 months severance. The amount of the severance would be

equal to your current base salary plus one half of your annual bonus  accrued to

the date of  separation.  If separation  occurred  prior to January 1, 2000, the

"annual"  bonus  amount  (accrued  ratably  from your start date to December 31,

1999)  would be  treated as fully  guaranteed  and thus would be equal to 25% of

your base  salary  accrued to the date of  separation  and would be added to the

severance payments ratably over the following 12 months. If separation  occurred

after  December 31, 1999, the bonus amount would be calculated at the end of the

fiscal year in which severance occurred and you would be paid an amount equal to

one half of the  pro-rated  bonus  amount based on the  percentage  of that year

prior to separation.Trimble has an attractive  benefits  package for employees,  including  medical,

dental,  life,  short and  long-term  disability  insurance,  and a Savings  and

Retirement  Plan (401k) with a company match,  and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

Details of other  benefits,  such as paid time off and  holidays,  will be given

during your employee orientation.

 

The board members and I are enthusiastic in making this offer to you and believe

that between  inherent value of the company and your management  skills there is

the  opportunity  to  achieve  very  substantial  growth  in  the  value  of the

shareholder investment.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

/s/ Bradford W. Parkinson

Bradford W. Parkinson

President and CEO

 

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I accept the above  offer of  employment  and will begin work as an  employee of

Trimble Navigation Limited on March 17, 1999.

 

 

/s/ Steven W. Berglund                     _______________________________

Steve Berglund




EX-10.14 4 ex10_14.htm EXHIBIT 10.14


Exhibit 10.14

 

December 19, 2008



Mr. Steven W. Berglund


Subject:

Internal Revenue Code Section 409A Amendments to

 

Employment Letter Agreement


Dear Steve:


This letter serves to amend your employment letter agreement dated March 17, 1999 (the “Employment Agreement”) to address certain recent changes in tax laws.


The following sentence will be added to the end of the paragraph preceding the penultimate paragraph in your Employment Agreement:


Any severance payable pursuant to this paragraph shall be paid in cash in a lump sum within five business days following the date of your termination of employment; provided, however, that no amount payable pursuant to this paragraph that is non-qualified deferred compensation subject to Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), as determined in the sole discretion of Trimble Navigation Limited (the “Company”), shall be paid unless you experience a “separation from service,” within the meaning of Code Section 409A, and any such severance payment shall instead be paid, with interest on any delayed payment at the applicable federal rate provided for in Section 7872(f)(2)(A) of the Code, to you on the first business day that is after the earlier of (i) the date that is six months following the date of the your separation from service or (ii) the date of your death (the “Delayed Payment Date”), if you are a “specified employee,” within the meaning of Code Section 409A (as determined in accordance with the methodology established by the Company as in effect on the date of your employment termination), and such delayed payment is otherwise required in order to avoid a prohibited distribution under Code Section 409A(a)(2), or any successor provision thereto.”


Except as otherwise provided in this amendment, the terms of your Employment Agreement  will remain as originally provided in the Employment Agreement.

 



 

 



 


If you agree and consent to the terms set forth in this amendment to your Employment Agreement, please sign below.



 

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED

 

 

 

 

 

/s/

James A. Kirkland

 

James A. Kirkland

 

Vice President and General Counsel

 


/s/ Steven W. Berglund

 

Steven W. Berglund

 


 





EX-10.13 3 ex10_13.htm EXHIBIT 10.13


Exhibit 10.13

 

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED

CHANGE IN CONTROL SEVERANCE AGREEMENT

 

THIS CHANGE IN CONTROL SEVERANCE AGREEMENT, effective on the date of last signature (this “Agreement”), is entered into by and between Trimble Navigation Limited (the “Company”) and (the “Executive”).

 

W I T N E S S E T H

 

WHEREAS, the Company considers the establishment and maintenance of a sound and vital management to be essential to protecting and enhancing the best interests of the Company and its shareholders; and

 

WHEREAS, the Company recognizes that, as is the case with many publicly held corporations, the possibility of a change in control may arise and that such possibility may result in the departure or distraction of management personnel to the detriment of the Company and its shareholders; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company has determined that it is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders to secure the Executive’s continued services and to ensure the Executive’s continued and undivided dedication to his duties in the event of any threat or occurrence of a change in control of the Company; and


WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Company has authorized the Company to enter into this Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and agreements herein contained, the Company and the Executive hereby agree as follows:

 

1. Definitions. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall have the respective meanings set forth below:

 

(a) “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

 

(b) “Bonus” means the annual or quarterly bonuses payable pursuant to the Company’s Management Incentive Plan or such other plan that provides for the payment of incentive bonuses as may be, from time to time, authorized by the Board.

 

  (c) "Cause" means (i) the Executive's engagement in acts of embezzlement, dishonesty or moral turpitude; (ii) the conviction of the Executive for having committed a felony; (iii) a breach by the Executive of the Executive's fiduciary duties and responsibilities to the Company having the potential to result in a material adverse effect on the Company's business, operations, prospects or reputation; or (iv) the repeated failure of the Executive to perform duties and responsibilities as an employee of the Company to the reasonable satisfaction of the Board (except in the case of death or disability) that has not been cured within thirty (30) days after a written demand for substantial performance has been delivered to the Executive by the Board.  The determination of Cause shall be made by the Board.




 

 



 


 (d) "Change in Control" means the occurrence of any of the following events:


(i) any "person" (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) becomes the "beneficial owner" (as defined in Rule 13d-3 of the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total voting power represented by the Company's then outstanding voting securities; or


(ii) the consummation of the sale or disposition by the Company of all or substantially all of the Company's assets; or


(iii) the consummation of a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation, other than a merger or consolidation which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity or its parent) at least sixty percent (60%) of the total voting power represented by the voting securities of the Company or such surviving entity or its parent outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation.


(iv) a change in the composition of the Board, as a result of which fewer than a majority of the directors are Incumbent Directors. "Incumbent Directors" shall mean directors who either (A) are directors of the Company as of the date hereof, or (B) are elected, or nominated for election, to the Board with the affirmative votes of at least a majority of those directors whose election or nomination was not in connection with any transaction described in subsections (i), (ii) or (iii) or in connection with an actual or threatened proxy contest relating to the election of directors of the Company.


Notwithstanding anything in this Agreement to the contrary, if the Executive’s employment is terminated within the nine months prior to a Change in Control, and the Executive reasonably demonstrates that such termination was at the request of a third party who has indicated an intention or taken steps reasonably calculated to effect a Change in Control (such a termination of employment, an “Anticipatory Termination”), then for all purposes of this Agreement, the date immediately prior to the date of such termination of employment shall be deemed to be the date of a Change in Control.

 

 (e) “Company” means Trimble Navigation Limited, a California corporation.

 

 (f) “Date of Termination” means the date on which the Executive’s employment by the Company terminates.

 

(g) “Good Reason” means, without the Executive’s express written consent, the occurrence of any of the following events after a Change in Control:

 

(i) the assignment to the Executive of any duties (including a diminution of duties) inconsistent in any adverse respect with the Executive’s position(s), duties, responsibilities or status with the Company immediately prior to such Change in Control;




 

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(ii) an adverse change in the Executive’s reporting responsibilities, titles or offices with the Company as in effect immediately prior to such Change in Control;

(iii) any removal or involuntary termination of the Executive from the Company otherwise than as expressly permitted by this Agreement or any failure to re-elect the Executive to any position with the Company held by the Executive immediately prior to such Change in Control;

(iv) a reduction by the Company in the Executive’s rate of annual base salary as in effect immediately prior to such Change in Control or as the same may be increased from time to time thereafter;

(v) any requirement of the Company that the Executive (A) be based anywhere more than twenty-five (25) miles from the facility where the Executive is located at the time of the Change in Control or (B) travel on Company business to an extent substantially more burdensome than the travel obligations of the Executive immediately prior to such Change in Control;

(vi) the failure of the Company to (A) continue in effect any compensation plan in which the Executive is participating immediately prior to such Change in Control, or the taking of any action by the Company which would adversely affect the Executive’s participation in or reduce the Executive’s benefits under any such plan (including the failure to provide the Executive with a level of discretionary incentive award grants consistent with the past practice of the Company in granting such awards to the Executive during the three-Year period immediately preceding the Change in Control), (B) provide the Executive and the Executive’s dependents with welfare benefits (including, without limitation, medical, prescription, dental, disability, salary continuance, employee life, group life, accidental death and travel accident insurance plans and programs) in accordance with the most favorable plans, practices, programs and policies of the Company and its affiliated companies in effect for the Executive immediately prior to such Change in Control, (C) provide fringe benefits in accordance with the most favorable plans, practices, programs and policies of the Company and its affiliated companies in effect for the Executive immediately prior to such Change in Control, or (D) provide the Executive with paid vacation in accordance with the most favorable plans, policies, programs and practices of the Company and its affiliated companies as in effect for the Executive immediately prior to such Change in Control, unless in the case of any violation of (A), (B) or (C) above, the Executive is permitted to participate in other plans, programs or arrangements which provide the Executive (and, if applicable, the Executive’s dependents) with no less favorable benefits at no greater cost to the Executive; or

(vii) the failure of the Company to obtain the assumption agreement from any successor as contemplated in Section 10(b) hereof.

 

Any event or condition described in Sections 1(g)(i) through (vi) which occurs prior to a Change in Control, but was at the request of a third party who has indicated an intention or taken steps reasonably calculated to effect a Change in Control, shall constitute Good Reason following a Change in Control for purposes of this Agreement (as if a Change in Control had occurred immediately prior to the occurrence of such event or condition) notwithstanding that it occurred prior to the Change in Control.


For purposes of this Agreement, any good faith determination of Good Reason made by the Executive shall be conclusive; provided, however, that an isolated, insubstantial and inadvertent action taken in good faith and which is remedied by the Company promptly after receipt of notice thereof given by an Executive shall not constitute Good Reason.  The Executive’s continued employment shall not constitute consent to or a waiver of rights with respect to any event or condition constituting Good  Reason. The Executive must provide notice of termination within ninety (90) days of his knowledge of an event or condition constituting Good Reason hereunder or such event shall not constitute Good Reason hereunder. A transaction which results in the Company no longer being a publicly traded entity shall not in and of itself be treated as Good Reason unless and until one of the events or conditions set forth in Sections 1(g)(i) through (vii) occurs.




 

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 (h) “Nonqualifying Termination” means a termination of the Executive’s employment (i) by the Company for Cause, (ii) by the Executive for any reason other than Good Reason, (iii) as a result of the Executive’s death, or (iv) by the Company due to the Executive’s absence from his duties with the Company on a full-time basis for at least one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days as a result of the Executive’s incapacity due to physical or mental illness.

 

(i) “Projected Bonus Amount” means, with respect to any Year, the greater of (i) the Executive’s Target Bonus Amount for such Year; or (ii) to the extent calculable after at least one calendar quarter of the Year, the Bonus the Executive would have earned in the Year in which the Executive’s Date of Termination occurs had the Company’s financial performance through the end of the fiscal quarter immediately preceding the Date of Termination continued throughout said Year (the “Earned Bonus Amount”).

 

 (l) “Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity in which the Company has a direct or indirect ownership interest of 50% or more of the total combined voting power of the then outstanding securities of such corporation or other entity.

 

(m) “Target Bonus Amount” means, with respect to any Year, the Participant’s target Bonus for such Year based upon the Company’s forecasted operational plan.

 

(n) “Termination Period” means the period of time beginning with a Change in Control and ending one (1) year following such Change in Control.

 

(o) “Year” means the fiscal year of the Company.

 

2. Acceleration of Options Upon Change in Control.  Upon a Change in Control each of the Executive’s outstanding stock options granted under any of the Company’s stock option or incentive plans shall accelerate and become vested and exercisable with respect to the total number of shares covered by all such outstanding stock options.


3. Termination of Employment.

 

(a) If during the Termination Period the employment of the Executive shall terminate, other than by reason of a Nonqualifying Termination, then the Company shall pay to the Executive, within five (5) business days following the Date of Termination, as compensation for services rendered to the Company:

 

(i) a lump-sum cash amount equal to the sum of (A) the Executive’s base salary from the Company and its Subsidiaries through the Date of Termination and any outstanding Bonus for which payment is due and owing at such time, (B) any accrued vacation pay, and (C) to the extent not provided under the Company’s Bonus plans, a pro-rata portion of the Executive’s Projected Bonus Amount for the Year in which the Executive’s Date of Termination occurs, in each case to the extent not theretofore paid; plus




 

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(ii) a lump-sum cash amount equal to the sum of (A) twelve (12) months of base salary calculated using the Executive’s highest monthly rate of base salary during the 12-month period immediately preceding the Date of Termination, or if greater, immediately preceding the Change in Control and (B) the highest of (x) the Executive’s average Bonus (annualized for any partial Years of employment) earned during the 3-Year period immediately preceding the Year in which the Date of Termination occurs (or shorter annualized period if the Executive had not been employed for the full three-Year period), (y) the Executive’s Target Bonus Amount for the Year in which the Change in Control occurs and (z) the Executive’s Target Bonus Amount for the Year in which the Date of Termination occurs; provided, that any amount paid pursuant to this Section 3(a)(ii) shall offset an equal amount of any severance relating to salary or bonus continuation to be received by the Executive upon termination of employment of the Executive under any severance plan, policy, or arrangement of the Company.

 

(b) If during the Termination Period, the employment of the Executive shall terminate, other than by reason of a Nonqualifying Termination, for a period of one (1) year commencing on the Date of Termination, the Company shall continue to keep in full force and effect (or otherwise provide) all policies of medical, dental, accident, disability and life insurance with respect to the Executive and his dependents with the same level of coverage, upon the same terms and otherwise to the same extent (and on the same after-tax basis), as such policies shall have been in effect immediately prior to the Date of Termination (or, if more favorable to the Executive, immediately prior to the Change in Control), and the Company and the Executive shall share the costs of the continuation of such insurance coverage in the same proportion as such costs were shared immediately prior to the Date of Termination.


(c) If during the Termination Period, the employment of the Executive shall terminate, other than by reason of a Nonqualifying Termination, each of the Executive’s outstanding stock options granted under any of the Company’s stock option or incentive plans shall be exercisable by the Executive until the earlier of (A) the expiration of the term of the option or (B) one (1) year following the Date of Termination.

 

(d) If during the Termination Period the employment of the Executive shall terminate by reason of a Nonqualifying Termination, then the Company shall pay to the Executive (or the Executive’s beneficiary or estate) such payments and provide to the Executive such benefits, if any, as the Company customarily pays or provides to executives of the Company upon termination of employment and in any event in compliance with the requirements of Section 409A.




 

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(e) Anything in this Agreement to the contrary notwithstanding, no amount payable under Section 3(a)(ii) hereof that is non-qualified deferred compensation subject to Section 409A, as determined in the sole discretion of the Company, shall be paid unless the Executive experiences a “separation from service” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code (a “Separation from Service”), and except as otherwise provided below with respect to an Anticipatory Termination, shall instead be paid, with interest on any delayed payment at the applicable federal rate provided for in Section 7872(f)(2)(A) of the Code (“Interest”),] to the Executive on the first business day that is after the earlier of (i) the date that is six months following the date of the Executive’s Separation from Service,” or (ii) the date of the Executive’s death (the “Delayed Payment Date”), if the Executive is a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code (as determined in accordance with the methodology established by the Company as in effect on the Date of Termination (a “Specified Employee”)), and such delayed commencement is otherwise required in order to avoid a prohibited distribution under Section 409A(a)(2) of the Code, or any successor provision thereto).


(f)  Anything in the foregoing to the contrary notwithstanding, any amount payable under Section 3(a)(ii) hereof in connection with an Anticipatory Termination that is non-qualified deferred compensation subject to Section 409A of the Code shall be paid as follows: (A) if the Change in Control is a “change in control event” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code, (1) except as provided in clause (A)(2), on the date of such Change in Control, or (2) if the Executive is a Specified Employee and the Delayed Payment Date is later than the date of the Change in Control, on the Delayed Payment Date, and (B) if such Change in Control is not a “change in control event” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code, on the first business day following the date that is nine months following the date of the Anticipatory Termination to the extent payment at such time is not a violation of Section 409A of the Code.  In the event of an Anticipatory Termination, any payment or benefit that is not non-qualified deferred compensation within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code that is payable under this Agreement shall be paid or shall commence being provided on the date of the Change in Control.  Interest with respect to the period, if any, from the date of the Change in Control through the actual date of payment shall be paid on any delayed cash amounts.

 

4.  Golden Parachute.  In the event that the benefits provided for in this Agreement (together with any other benefits or amounts) otherwise constitute "parachute payments" within the meaning of Section 280G of the Code and would, but for this Section 4 be subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code (the "Excise Tax"), then the Executive's benefits under this Agreement shall be either: (i) delivered in full, or (ii) delivered as to such lesser extent as would result in no portion of such benefits being subject to the Excise Tax, whichever of the foregoing amounts, taking into account the applicable federal, state and local income taxes and the Excise Tax, results in the receipt by the Executive on an after-tax basis, of the greatest amount of benefits, notwithstanding that all or some portion of such benefits may be taxable under Section 4999 of the Code. Unless the Company and the Executive otherwise agree in writing, all determinations required to be made under this Section 4, including the manner and amount of any reduction in the Executive's benefits under this Agreement, and the assumptions to be utilized in arriving at such determinations, shall be made in writing in good faith by Ernst & Young LLP (the "Consulting Firm"). In the event that the Consulting Firm (or any affiliate thereof) is unable or unwilling to act, the Executive may appoint a nationally recognized public accounting firm to make the determinations required hereunder (which accounting firm shall then be referred to as the Consulting Firm hereunder). All fees and expenses of the Consulting Firm shall be borne solely by the Company and the Company shall enter into any agreement requested by the Consulting Firm in connection with the performance of the services hereunder. For purposes of making the calculations required by this Section 4, the Consulting Firm may make reasonable assumptions and approximations concerning the application of Sections 280G and 4999 of the Code. The Company and the Executive shall furnish to the Consulting Firm such information and documents as the Consulting Firm may reasonably request to make a determination under this Section 4.




 

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5. Withholding Taxes. The Company may withhold from all payments due to the Executive (or his beneficiary or estate) hereunder all taxes which, by applicable federal, state, local or other law, the Company is required to withhold therefrom.

 

6. Reimbursement of Expenses. If any contest or dispute shall arise under this Agreement involving termination of the Executive’s employment with the Company or involving the failure or refusal of the Company to perform fully in accordance with the terms hereof, the Company shall reimburse the Executive, on a current basis, for all legal fees and expenses, if any, incurred by the Executive in connection with such contest or dispute (regardless of the result thereof), together with interest in an amount equal to the prime rate of Bank of America from time to time in effect, but in no event higher than the maximum legal rate permissible under applicable law, such interest to accrue from the date the Company receives the Executive’s statement for such fees and expenses through the date of payment thereof; provided, however, that all such reimbursements must be made no later than the last day of the third calendar year that begins after the Date of Termination.

 

7. Termination of Agreement. This Agreement shall be effective on the date hereof and shall continue until the first to occur of (i) the termination of the Executive’s employment with the Company prior to a Change in Control (except as otherwise provided hereunder), (ii) a Nonqualifying Termination, or (iii) the termination of the Executive’s employment following the Termination Period.

 

8. Scope of Agreement. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to entitle the Executive to continued employment with the Company or its Subsidiaries, and if the Executive’s employment with the Company shall terminate prior to a Change in Control, the Executive shall have no further rights under this Agreement (except as otherwise provided hereunder); provided, however, that notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, any termination of the Executive’s employment following a Change in Control shall be subject to all of the benefit and payment provisions of this Agreement.

 

9. Obligations of the Executive. The Executive agrees that if a Change in Control shall occur, the Executive shall not voluntarily leave the employ of the Company without Good Reason during the 90-day period immediately following a Change in Control.

 

10. Successors’ Binding Obligation.

 

(a) This Agreement shall not be terminated by any merger, consolidation or corporate reorganization of the Company (a “Company Change”) or transfer of assets. In the event of any Company Change or transfer of assets, the provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon the surviving or resulting corporation or any person or entity to which the assets of the Company are transferred.




 

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 (b) The Company agrees that concurrently with any Company Change or transfer of assets, it will cause any successor or transferee unconditionally to assume by written instrument delivered to the Executive (or his beneficiary or estate) all of the obligations of the Company hereunder. Failure of the Company to obtain such assumption prior to the effectiveness of any such Company Change or transfer of assets that results in a Change in Control shall constitute Good Reason hereunder and shall entitle the Executive to compensation and other benefits from the Company in the same amount and on the same terms as the Executive would be entitled hereunder if the Executive’s employment were terminated following a Change in Control other than by reason of a Nonqualifying Termination. For purposes of implementing the foregoing, the date on which any such Company Change or transfer of assets becomes effective shall be deemed the date Good Reason occurs, and the Executive may terminate employment for Good Reason on or following such date.

 

(c) This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be enforceable by the Executive’s personal or legal representatives, executors, administrators, successors, heirs, distributees, devisees and legatees. If the Executive shall die while any amounts would be payable to the Executive hereunder had the Executive continued to live, all such amounts, unless otherwise provided herein, shall be paid in accordance with the terms of this Agreement to such person or persons appointed in writing by the Executive to receive such amounts or, if no person is so appointed, to the Executive’s estate.

 

11. Notice.

 

(a) For purposes of this Agreement, all notices and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given when delivered or five (5) days after deposit in the United States mail, certified and return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

 

If to the Executive:

 

  


 


Address


If to the Company:

 

Trimble Navigation Limited

935 Stewart Drive

Sunnyvale, California 94085

Attention: General Counsel




 

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or to such other address as either party may have furnished to the other in writing in accordance herewith, except that notices of change of address shall be effective only upon receipt. Alternatively, notice may be deemed to have been delivered when sent by facsimile to a location provided by the other party hereto.

 

(b) A written notice of the Executive’s Date of Termination by the Company or the Executive, as the case may be, to the other, shall (i) indicate the specific termination provision in this Agreement relied upon, (ii) to the extent applicable, set forth in reasonable detail the facts and circumstances claimed to provide a basis for termination of Executive’s employment under the provision so indicated and (iii) specify the Date of Termination date (which date shall not be less than fifteen (15) nor more than sixty (60) days after the giving of such notice). The failure by the Executive or the Company to set forth in such notice any fact or circumstance which contributes to a showing of Good Reason or Cause shall not waive any right of the Executive or the Company hereunder or preclude the Executive or the Company from asserting such fact or circumstance in enforcing the Executive’s or the Company’s rights hereunder.

 

12. Full Settlement; No Mitigation. The Company’s obligation to make any payments provided for by this Agreement to the Executive and otherwise to perform its obligations hereunder shall not be affected by any set-off, counterclaim, recoupment, defense or other claim, right or action which the Company may have against the Executive or others. In no event shall the Executive be obligated to seek other employment or take other action by way of mitigation of the amounts payable to the Executive under any of the provisions of this Agreement and such amounts shall not be reduced whether or not the Executive obtains other employment.

 

13. Employment with Subsidiaries. Employment with the Company for purposes of this Agreement shall include employment with any Subsidiary.

 

14. Governing Law; Validity. The interpretation, construction and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California without regard to the principle of conflicts of laws. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement, which other provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

 

15. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

16. Miscellaneous. No provision of this Agreement may be modified or waived unless such modification or waiver is agreed to in writing and signed by the Executive and by a duly authorized officer of the Company. No waiver by either party hereto at any time of any breach by the other party hereto of, or compliance with, any condition or provision of this Agreement to be performed by such other party shall be deemed a waiver of similar or dissimilar provisions or conditions at the same or at any prior or subsequent time. Failure by the Executive or the Company to insist upon strict compliance with any provision of this Agreement or to assert any right the Executive or the Company may have hereunder, including without limitation, the right of the Executive to terminate employment for Good Reason, shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such provision or right or any other provision or right of this Agreement. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, the rights of, and benefits payable to, the Executive, his estate or his beneficiaries pursuant to this Agreement are in addition to any rights of, or benefits payable to, the Executive, his estate or his beneficiaries under any other employee benefit plan or compensation program of the Company.




 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Agreement to be executed by a duly authorized officer of the Company and the Executive has executed this Agreement as of the day and year set forth below.

 

 

Trimble Navigation Limited



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Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name:

 

 

 

 

 

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