September 30, 1998
I am pleased to extend to you an offer as Vice President, Marketing and Strategy
reporting to Ellen Hancock. Your initial base salary will be $16,666.67 per
month, which is equivalent to $200,000.00 per year. You will be eligible to
participate in the company Executive Bonus Program, initially at 75% of your
base salary and fully guaranteed for the first year. You will be covered by the
attached Executive Employment Policy with the addendum as noted. You also will
be eligible to participate in our health and dental insurance, 401K and other
employee benefits established by the Company.
This offer includes a one-time hire bonus of $75,000.00. This bonus is payable
after the completion of 90 days of employment and shall be repaid to Exodus
should you voluntarily terminate employment with Exodus within one year of your
We will recommend to the Compensation Committee of the Company that you be
granted options to purchase up to 150,000 shares of Exodus Communications, Inc.
common stock under the Exodus' Equity Incentive Plan. The options, if approved
by the Committee, will be granted at the first Compensation Committee meeting
after your date of hire. The exercise price will be the closing price of the
common stock on the date of the Compensation Committee meeting. The options have
a vesting period of 50-months beginning on your date of hire. Six months of
continuous employment is required before you vest. At the conclusion of six
months from your employment date you will be 12% vested. You will then vest at a
rate of 2% per month of completed service until your grant is fully vested.
As an employee of Exodus Communications, Inc., you will have access to certain
Company confidential information and you may, during the course of your
employment, develop certain information or inventions, which will become the
property of Exodus. You will need to sign the Company's standard 'Proprietary
Information and Invention Agreement' as a condition of your employment. We wish
to impress upon you that we do not wish you to bring with you any confidential
or proprietary material of any former employer or to violate any other
obligation to your former employers. Also, you represent that you are not
subject to any restrictions that prevent you from working for Exodus.
Your employment with Exodus is conditioned upon your providing verification of
your eligibility for employment in the U.S., which meets the requirements of the
U.S. Department of Justice and passing our background investigation.
You will be an at-will employee of the Company, which means the employment
relationship is voluntarily entered into by mutual consent of the employee and
employer, is not for a specified period of time and can be terminated by either
the employee or the Company for any reason or at any time, with or without
We look forward to your becoming a part of the Exodus Team. Please confirm your
acceptance of this offer at the earliest possible date. Also, please return the
original offer signed to the attention of Human Resources and keep copies for
your records. You may also fax a copy of each to Human Resources at (408) 346-
2202. This offer expires 7 days after the issue date.
Your signature will acknowledge that you have read, understood and agreed to the
terms and conditions of this offer.
/s/ Richard Stolz
Chief Operating Officer
OFFER ACCEPTED AS OUTLINED ABOVE. No further commitments were made to me as a
condition of employment.
/s/ 4 Oct 98 2 Nov 98
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