Amended and Restated Employment Agreement - Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Hector Ruiz
AMENDED AND RESTATED EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT
This Amended and Restated Employment Agreement (the "Agreement") is
entered into by and between Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ("AMD") and Hector Ruiz
("Executive"). AMD and Executive may be referred to collectively in the
Agreement as the "Parties."
WHEREAS, AMD and Executive entered into that certain Employment
Agreement dated January 13, 2000 (the "Original Employment Agreement"); and
WHEREAS, the Original Employment Agreement was supplemented by that
certain First Supplement to Employment Contract dated December 22, 2000, by and
between the Parties, as such First Supplement to Employment Contract was
subsequently amended by agreement of the Parties (such First Supplement to
Employment Contract as amended being collectively referred to herein as the
WHEREAS, AMD and Executive desire to amend and restate the Original
Employment Agreement and the Supplement, and in connection therewith, to
incorporate the provisions of the Original Employment Agreement, as amended and
restated, and the Supplement, as amended and restated, into one agreement, all
as hereinafter provided;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual
covenants and agreements herein contained, the Parties agree as follows:
1. Position. Executive will be employed by AMD as its President and
Chief Operating Officer, effective commencing upon the date of Executive's
resignation from his immediately prior employer (the "Commencement Date"),
reporting directly to W. J. Sanders III. During his AMD employment, Executive
will also be a member of the Office of the CEO. Executive will be elected to the
AMD Board of Directors at the first scheduled Board Meeting following the
Commencement Date. During the term of his employment, Executive will be expected
to devote his full working time and attention to the business of AMD, and he
will not render services to any other business without the prior approval of the
Board of Directors, or, directly or indirectly, engage or participate in any
business that is competitive in any manner with the business of AMD.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, Executive may remain a director of businesses
with respect to which he is a director on the Commencement Date. Executive will
also be expected to comply with and be bound by AMD's operating policies,
procedures and practices that are from time to time in effect during the term of
2. Base Salary. Executive's initial base annual salary will be
$750,000, payable in accordance with AMD's normal payroll practices with such
payroll deductions and withholdings as are required by law. Executive's base
salary will be reviewed on an annual basis by the Compensation Committee of the
Board of Directors and increased in April 2001 and from time to time thereafter,
in the discretion of the Board of Directors.
3. Bonus. Executive's bonus each year will be equal to 0.3% of AMD's
Adjusted Operating Profit ("AOP") for that fiscal year in excess of 20% of AMD's
AOP for the
immediately preceding fiscal year, subject to a maximum award of $5M in any
year. Since AMD will report a loss for 1999, Executive's bonus for FY2000 will
be equal to 0.3% of AOP for FY2000. AMD will guarantee that Executive's FY2000
bonus will be no less than $500,000.
4. Stock Options.
a. On the Commencement Date, the Compensation Committee of the
Board of Directors shall grant Executive a nonqualified stock option to
purchase 1,000,000 shares of AMD common stock at an exercise price
equal to the closing price of the common stock on the Commencement Date
(the "Initial Option"), the schedule of which is attached as Exhibit A.
This Initial Option will vest and become exercisable over a four-year
period, with 250,000 shares vesting and becoming exercisable on each
anniversary of the Commencement Date.
b. Commencing in April 2001, Executive will be granted
annually nonqualified stock options to purchase 250,000 shares of AMD
common stock at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the
common stock on the grant date (the "Additional Options"). These
Additional Options will each vest in two equal annual installments such
that Executive will vest in 250,000 shares of AMD common stock each
year commencing in 2005.
5. Retirement Benefit Replacement.
a. Lump Sum Benefit. On or before the time Executive attains
age 57 on December 25, 2002, AMD will provide him with a lump sum cash
benefit of $3,727,020 (the "Retirement Benefit Amount" or "RBA"), which
is estimated to be the current projected benefit available to Executive
under the Motorola Executive Incentive Plan.
b. Payment of RBA to Executive. The RBA will be paid as
(i) Establishment of Trust. Upon Executive's attainment
of age 55 in December of 2000, AMD will establish a secular
trust in Executive's name (the "Trust") pursuant to a Trust
Agreement for the Hector Ruiz/Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Supplemental Retirement Benefit (the "Trust Agreement")
among AMD, Executive and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ("Trustee").
(ii) Partial Payment of RBA Into the Trust. In January of
2001, Executive shall have the right, without restriction,
to receive a lump sum payment from AMD in the amount of
$3,200,000, as partial payment of the RBA. Executive hereby
directs that at such time, AMD, as Executive's agent, shall
deposit such lump sum payment with the Trustee. Upon such
deposit, such lump sum payment shall become the principal of
the Trust under the Trust Agreement.
(iii) Payment of Entire RBA Amount. Payments to
Executive of the principal of the Trust and any income or
earnings on amounts held in the Trust shall be made at such
times and in such amounts as provided in the Trust Agreement.
If after such payments have been made to Executive the
aggregate amount of such payments is less than the RBA, AMD
agrees to pay to Executive on the date of the last of such
payments the amount of such deficiency, so that on such date
Executive has received the total RBA.
c. Reimbursement to Executive for Certain Tax
Liabilities. Within thirty (30) days after the end of each calendar
quarter of the calendar years 2001 and 2002 (each, a "Quarter"), AMD
will pay directly to, or on behalf and for the benefit of, Executive
an amount equal to the "Tax Reimbursement Payment" (as hereinafter
defined) with respect to any amounts paid by AMD to the Trust during
such Quarter (which amounts shall, in the case of the first calendar
quarter of 2001, include, without limitation, the deposit made with
the Trustee pursuant to Section 5(b)(ii)), any income or earnings
during such Quarter on amounts held in the Trust, and/or any payments
by AMD to Executive during such Quarter with respect to the RBA
(collectively, the "Taxable Income Inclusion"). Any Tax Reimbursement
Payment will be included in Executive's IRS Form W-2 for the year in
which payment thereof is made to, or on behalf and for the benefit of,
Executive. The schedule for the Tax Reimbursement Payments is:
April 30, 2001;
July 30, 2001;
October 30, 2001;
January 30, 2002;
April 30, 2002;
July 30, 2002;
October 30, 2002; and
January 30, 2003
The amount of a "Tax Reimbursement Payment" for a Quarter
shall be equal to an amount equal to the excess of (i) an amount
determined by dividing (A) the amount of the Taxable Income Inclusion
for such Quarter, by (B) one minus the sum of the following expressed
as a decimal: (I) the highest Federal individual marginal income tax
rate for the calendar year which includes such Quarter, plus (II) the
highest state individual marginal income tax rate to which such Taxable
Income Inclusion is subject for the calendar year which includes such
Quarter, plus (III) the Hospital (Medicare) Insurance tax rate under
3101(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"),
or any corresponding successor statute, that is in effect for such
Quarter, over (ii) the amount of such Taxable Income Inclusion.
d. Amount Payable By Executive to AMD. If Executive
receives payments with respect to the RBA, including Tax Reimbursement
Payments, whether from the Trust and/or AMD, prior to his attainment of
age 57, and
Executive's employment hereunder is terminated by AMD for "Cause" (as
hereinafter defined), then Executive agrees to pay to AMD the amount
of such payments, including any Tax Reimbursement Payments made
directly to Executive or on his behalf, as follows: (i) to the extent
such payment(s) is/are received by Executive on or before the date of
such termination, Executive shall pay the amount of such paymen(s) to
AMD within three business days after the date of such termination, and
(ii) to the extent such payment(s) is/are received by Executive after
the date of such termination, Executive shall pay the amount of such
payment(s) to AMD within three business days after the date of such
receipt. If Executive receives payment(s) from the Trust in excess of
the RBA at his attainment of age 57, he agrees to pay to AMD within
three business days of his receipt of such payment(s) an amount equal
to such excess.
6. Other Benefits. Executive will be entitled to the following
a. Executive will be eligible for the normal vacation, health
insurance, 401(k), Employee Stock Purchase Plan and other benefits
offered to all AMD senior executives of similar rank and status.
b. Executive will be eligible for other employee benefits as
set forth in Exhibit B of the Agreement.
7. At-Will Employment and Termination. Executive's employment with
AMD will be at-will and may be terminated by Executive or by AMD at any time for
any reason as follows:
a. Executive may terminate his employment upon written notice
to the Board of Directors within ten (10) days following a
determination no later than December 31, 2001 by such Board of
Directors that he will not become Chief Executive Officer of AMD
following the Company's 2002 Annual Meeting (a "Specific Constructive
b. Executive may terminate his employment upon written notice
to the Board of Directors at any time in his discretion. ("Voluntary
c. AMD may terminate Executive's employment upon written
notice to him at any time following a determination by the Board of
Directors that there is "Cause," as defined below, for such termination
("Termination for Cause"); or
d. AMD may terminate Executive's employment upon written
notice to him at any time in the sole discretion of the Board of
Directors without a determination that there is Cause for such
termination ("Termination without Cause").
8. Definitions. As used in this Agreement, the following terms have
the following meanings:
a. "Cause" means the termination of Executive's employment by
AMD for repeated failure to perform assigned duties after being
notified in writing of such failure with an opportunity to correct, or
if Executive is determined by a court of law or pursuant to Section 13
below to have committed a willful act of embezzlement, fraud or
dishonesty which resulted in material loss, material damage or material
injury to AMD.
b. "Change in Control" means a change in control of a nature
which would be required to be reported in response to Item 6(e) of
Schedule 14A of Regulation 14A promulgated under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act") or in response to any
other form or report to the Securities and Exchange Commission or any
stock exchange on which AMD's shares are listed that requires the
reporting of a change of control. In addition, a Change of Control
shall be deemed to have occurred if (i) any "person" (as such term is
used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) is or becomes the
beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of AMD
representing 35% or more of the combined voting power of AMD's then
outstanding securities; or (ii) in any two year period, individuals who
were members of AMD's Board of Directors at the beginning of such
period plus each new director whose election or nomination for election
was approved by at least two-thirds of the directors in office
immediately prior to such election or nomination, cease for any reason
to constitute at least a majority of the Board of Directors, or (iii) a
majority of the members of the Board of Directors in office prior to
the happening of any event and who are still in office after such
event, determines in its sole discretion within one year after such
event, that as a result of such event there has been a Change of
9. Separation Benefits. Upon termination of Executive's employment with
AMD for any reason, he will receive payment for all salary and vacation accrued
but unpaid to the date of the termination of employment, and his benefits will
be continued under AMD's then existing benefit plans and policies for so long as
provided under the terms of such plans and policies and as required by
applicable law. Under certain circumstances, Executive will also be entitled to
receive severance benefits as set forth below, but he will not be entitled to
any other compensation, award or damages with respect to his employment or
termination of employment.
a. In the event of a Voluntary Termination or Termination for
Cause, Executive will not be entitled to any cash severance benefits or
additional vesting of options. Executive also will not be entitled to
any Retirement Benefit Amount, provided that upon his Voluntary
Termination following attainment of age 55, Executive will be entitled
to (i) a lump sum payment of the Retirement Benefit Amount that would
otherwise be payable to him upon his attaining age 57, and (ii) all Tax
Reimbursement Payments provided for under Section 5 of this Agreement.
b. (i) In the event of a Termination without Cause
within three years of the Commencement Date, Executive will be entitled
to (A) a single lump sum severance payment equal to one year of his
current annual base salary (less applicable deductions and
withholdings), (B) acceleration of the vesting and exercisability of
that portion of his Initial Option that would have become vested within
twelve months following his employment termination, (C) a lump sum
payment of the Retirement Benefit Amount (regardless of his age on
date of termination), otherwise payable to him at age 57, and (D) all
Tax Reimbursement Payments provided for under Section 5 of this
(ii) In the event of a Specific Constructive
Termination, Executive will be entitled to (A) a single lump sum
severance payment equal to two years of his current annual base salary
(less applicable deductions and withholdings), (B) acceleration of the
vesting and exercisability of that portion of his Initial Option that
would have become vested within twenty-four months following
notification that he would not become Chief Executive Officer of AMD,
(C) a lump sum payment of the Retirement Benefit Amount (regardless of
his age on date of termination), otherwise payable to him at age 57,
and (D) all Tax Reimbursement Payments provided for under Section 5 of
(iii) In the event of a Constructive Termination or
Termination without Cause in each case following a Change in Control,
Executive will be entitled to (A) a single lump sum severance payment
equal to the sum of (x) three years current annual base salary and (y)
the average of his two highest bonuses in the five years preceding
termination of employment (less applicable deductions and
withholdings), (B) full acceleration of the vesting and exercisability
of his Initial Option and any Additional Options, (C) a lump sum
payment of the Retirement Benefit Amount (regardless of his age on date
of termination), otherwise payable to him at age 57, and (D) all Tax
Reimbursement Payments provided for under Section 5 of this Agreement.
For purposes of this Section 9(b)(iii), "Constructive Termination"
shall mean a resignation by Executive due to any diminution or adverse
change in the circumstances of his employment as determined in good
faith by Executive, including, without limitation, his reporting
relationships, job description, duties, responsibilities, compensation,
prerequisites, office or location of employment.
c. If all or any portion of the amounts payable to Executive
on his behalf under this Agreement or otherwise are subject to the
excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended (or similar state tax and/or assessment), AMD shall
pay to Executive an amount necessary to place him in the same after-tax
position as he would have been in had no such excise tax been imposed.
The amount payable pursuant to the preceding sentence shall be
increased to the extent necessary to pay income and excise taxes due on
such amount. The determination of the amount of any such tax indemnity
shall be made by the independent accounting firm employed by AMD
immediately prior to the Change of Control.
d. No payments due to Executive under this Section 9 shall be
subject to mitigation or offset.
10. Restoration Payments. AMD will work with Executive and Motorola
senior management to avoid any forfeiture of Executive's 1999 Annual Bonus from
Motorola and to avoid any forfeiture of any gains attributable to Executive's
46,667 vested Motorola stock options.
a. In the event Executive forfeits any portion of his Motorola
1999 Annual Bonus, AMD will pay an equivalent amount to him (not to
exceed $500,000) on the date Executive provides evidence of such
b. In the event Executive forfeits any gains attributable to
his 46,667 vested Motorola stock options, AMD will pay an amount to him
equal to the lesser of (i) the aggregate amount of the forfeiture by
him of such gains or (ii) the aggregate spread on shares subject to the
option based on the difference between $52 per share and the closing
price of Motorola common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on the
Commencement Date, in either case on the date Executive provides
evidence of such forfeiture.
c. Executive shall be required to make reasonable efforts
(including, but not limited to, at the request of AMD after
consultation with him, commencement of litigation for which AMD will
pay reasonable costs) to avoid the above forfeitures or to reinstate
any forfeited benefits, and he shall be required to reimburse AMD if
such amounts are subsequently reinstated by Motorola.
d. In the event of a Voluntary Termination or Termination for
Cause within two years of the Commencement Date, Executive shall be
required to repay the full amount of any payments by AMD pursuant to
this Section 10.
11. Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement. Upon
Executive's commencement of employment with AMD, he will be required to sign
AMD's standard form of Nondisclosure Agreement to protect AMD's confidential
information and intellectual property.
12. Nonsolicitation. During the term of Executive's employment with AMD
and for one year thereafter, he will not, on behalf of himself or any third
party, solicit or attempt to induce any employee of AMD to terminate his or her
employment with AMD.
13. Arbitration. The Parties agree that any dispute regarding the
interpretation or enforcement of this Agreement shall be decided by
confidential, final and binding arbitration conducted in Austin, Texas by
Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services under the then existing rules,
rather than by litigation in court trial by jury, administrative proceeding or
in any other forum.
a. Absence of Conflicts. Executive represents that upon the
Commencement Date, his performance of his duties under this Agreement
will not breach any other agreement as to which he is a party.
b. Successors. This Agreement is binding on and may be
enforced by AMD and its successors and assigns, and is binding on and
may be enforced by Executive and his heirs and legal representatives.
Any successors to AMD or substantially all of its business (whether by
purchase, merger, consolidation or otherwise) will in advance assume in
writing and be bound by all of AMD's obligations under this Agreement.
c. Notices. Notices under this Agreement must be in writing
and will be deemed to have been given when personally delivered or two
days after mailed by U.S. registered or certified mail, return receipt
requested and postage prepaid. Mailed notices to Executive will be
addressed to him at the home address that he will have most recently
communicated to AMD in writing. Notices to AMD will be addressed to its
General Counsel at AMD's corporate headquarters.
d. Waiver. No provision of this Agreement will be modified or
waived except in writing signed by Executive and an officer of AMD duly
authorized by its Board of Directors. No waiver by either of the
Parties of any breach of this Agreement will be considered a waiver of
any other breach of this Agreement.
e. Entire Agreement. This Agreement, including the attached
exhibits, and the Trust Agreement represent the entire agreement
between the Parties concerning the subject matter of Executive's
employment by AMD and supersedes and incorporates any and all prior
agreements, both written or oral, including but not limited to the
Original Employment Agreement and the Supplement.
f. Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed by the
laws of the State of California without reference to conflict of laws
g. Counterparts. This Agreement may be signed in
counterparts, and the counterparts, when taken together, shall
constitute a complete document.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, AMD and Executive have executed this Agreement on
the dates shown below, but effective as of January 13, 2000,
ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, INC.
By: /s/ Stan Winvick
Its Senior Vice President, Human Resources
By: /s/ Hector Ruiz