Employment Agreement - Gap Inc. and Heidi Kunz
July 6, 1999
We are delighted to present this offer of employment at Gap Inc. We look
forward to you joining our team as soon as possible. Below please find a
summary of our offer.
1. Position: Your title will be Executive Vice President, Chief
Financial Officer, Gap Inc.
2. Reporting Relationship: You will report to John Wilson, Executive
Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Gap Inc.
3. Salary: Your base salary will be $550,000 annually, payable every
two weeks. You will receive a performance review and a compensation
review in April 2000.
On your first scheduled pay date you will receive a cash bonus of
$250,000. This is processed as ordinary income and is subject to
Under our Management Incentive Cash Award Program (MICAP) you will
be eligible to receive a bonus each year with the target award of
40% of your base salary. Actual payment will vary depending on
company and individual performance.
We will guarantee a bonus of $150,000 payable in April 2000. You
must be actively employed by Gap Inc. at that time. This guaranteed
bonus will be applied against your fiscal 1999 bonus.
5. Long Term Cash Bonus: You will be eligible to participate in our
Executive Long Term Cash Award Performance Plan (ELCAPP), subject to
pre-approval of the Board of Directors. ELCAPP provides for a
target cash incentive of 60%, and a maximum of 90% of your average
base salary over three years. Actual payment is dependent upon
company performance against pre-set goals over the three year cycle.
Assuming you are still actively employed by Gap Inc. at that time,
you will be eligible for the first payout under the Plan in April
2002. Any bonus provided at that time will be prorated to your
Anniversary Date (as defined herein). The cycles for the program
are overlapping. For example the 1st cycle you would be eligible
for begins on February 1, 1999 to January 31, 2002 with a payout in
the year 2002. Your payout will be based on achievement of Company
goals during that period.
6. Stock Options:
Subject to approval by the Compensation and Stock Option Committee
of the Board of Directors and the provisions of the Company's Stock
Option Plan, you will receive an option to purchase 210,000 shares
of stock of Gap Inc. on the date when the award is approved or on
the first day of employment, whichever is later ('Anniversary
Date'). The exercise price for the options shall be determined by
the market value of the stock on the Anniversary date. These shares
will become 100% vested and exercisable as shown in the schedule
below, provided you are employed by us. These options must be
exercised within ten years from the date of the award, or you will
lose your right to do so.
50,000 shares in 2001
60,000 shares in 2002
100,000 shares in 2003
7. Discounted Stock Options:
On your Anniversary date you will receive an option to purchase
100,000 shares of stock of Gap Inc. The exercise price for the
options will be 50% of the fair market value of the stock on the
Anniversary date. The options shall become 100% vested and
exercisable as shown in the schedule below provided you are then
employed by us. These options must be exercised within ten years
from the date of the award, or you will lose your right to do so.
20,000 shares in 2000
30,000 shares in 2001
50,000 shares in 2002
8. Proprietary Information or Trade Secrets of Others: You represent
and warrant to us that: 1) you do not have any other agreements,
relationships or commitments to any other person or entity that
conflicts with accepting this offer or performing your obligations
as outlined herein; and 2) you have returned all property and
confidential information belonging to all prior employers; and 3)
you will not disclose to us, or use, or persuade any other Company
employee to use, any proprietary information or trade secret of
another person or entity.
9. Termination/Severance Protection: In the unlikely event that you are
involuntarily terminated for any reason other than 'cause' within
the first eighteen months of employment, we will offer the following
We will continue to pay you on a biweekly basis your current base
pay ('Severance Pay') for up to a maximum of eighteen months,
provided that you are actively seeking other employment. Severance
Pay will end at the earlier to occur of: 1) the date you begin new
employment, or 2) eighteen months after the date of termination. If,
despite your efforts to find alternative work, you are still
receiving Severance Pay at the time of Company's normal MICAP
payout, then we will pay you a MICAP at the target incentive amount,
('MICAP Potential') if the Company made it's target goals for the
year. In addition to the MICAP Potential all discounted stock
options granted to you as part of your offer letter shall become
immediately vested upon termination, if termination occurs within
the first 18 months of employment (as defined above). The vesting of
the other stock options granted to you upon hire will not be
accelerated, nor will they vest during the Severance Pay period.
With the exception of this Severance Pay, MICAP potential and
vesting of the discounted stock options, all other benefit programs
will cease at the time of your termination.
The term 'cause' is hereby defined to include dishonesty, fraud or
deliberate injury to the Company, any activity that creates a
conflict of interest between you and the Company, any unlawful or
criminal activity of a serious nature, or any willful breach or
neglect of your duties.
A. Benefits Basics - Company paid Income Protection, Life and
Vision coverage will be effective the day you report to work.
You will have 31 days from your date of hire to elect
optional coverage such as Medical and Dental, Core Plus Income
Protection, Supplemental Life, etc. If optional coverage is
elected, it will take effect on your date of hire.
B. GapShare - You will become eligible to participate in our
401(k) Plan, called GapShare, after one year of service in
which you have worked at least 1,000 hours. When you join the
Plan , your contributions will be matched dollar for dollar
by the Company up to a maximum of 4% of your salary and all
Company matching contributions will be immediately vested.
You will receive more information when you become eligible.
If you were previously employed by Gap Inc. or any of its
subsidiaries, please contact the Benefits Department to
determine if you are entitled to special rehire benefits.
C. LifeStyle Benefits - Upon your date of hire, you may
participate in a variety of benefit services and programs
which are intended to help you balance your work and personal
life. Services include BabyLine, LifeWorks, babyGap Gift, and
the Dependent Care Account Plan.
D. Non-qualified Deferred Compensation Plan - You will become
eligible to participate in this program in January of 2000 if
you choose to participate. Specific information regarding the
program will be mailed to you.
E. Financial Planning Assistance - We will provide you with one
on one financial counseling through our partnership with the
Detailed information on all of the Benefit Programs will be
provided to you on your first day of employment. This package
will also contain important information on enrollment
11. Relocation: We will pay for your relocation expenses in
accordance with the company's relocation policy for homeowners.
Some relocation materials were previously provided. Additional
information will be forwarded to you by Michelle Goza in our
Relocation Department. She will coordinate your move and answer any
questions. Please feel free to contact her at 1.800.333.7899
Additionally, we will provide a no-interest loan of up to $2,000,000
to help assist you in the purchase of a home. You must sell in the
old location and purchase within one year in the new location. The
loan will be secured by stock grants given to you and by a second
deed of trust (or mortgage) on your new home. The entire principal
must be paid no later than five years from the loan's inception.
During the loan period, if you elect to sell Gap stock that has been
provided through a company-sponsored program, 50% of the after-tax
proceeds must be used to pay any outstanding principal due. This
excludes stock you sell solely to pay taxes on stock vestings. The
loan can be paid off at any time with no penalties and must be paid
in full if you leave the Company before the due date.
You understand that this agreement does not constitute an employment
contract and that your employment is at-will. This means that you do not
have a contract of employment for any particular duration or limiting the
grounds for your termination in any way. You are free to resign at any
time. Similarly, Gap Inc. ('Company') is free to terminate your
employment at any time for any reason. You understand that while
personnel policies, programs and procedures may exist and be changed from
time to time, the only time your at-will status could be changed is if you
were to enter into an express written contract with the Company explicitly
promising you job security, containing the words 'This is an express
contract of employment', and signed by an officer of the Company. The
above language contains our entire agreement about your at-will status and
there are no oral or side agreements of any kind.
Again, Heidi, we are delighted to offer you employment at Gap Inc. We
know you will contribute greatly to our organization and will find the
position to be a most challenging one.
Very truly yours,
__/s/ John Wilson________
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer
Confirmed this 8th day of July, 1999
/s/ Heidi Kunz