M E M O R A N D U M - - - - - - - - - - March 29, 2002 To: Allan Merrill From: Jack Dennison Re: Your compensation ----------------- I am pleased to confirm your new compensation package, which consists of the following: . an annual base salary of $325,000, effective as of January 21, 2002, payable in accordance with Homestore's payroll policy; . Executive will receive the Company's customary employee benefits package for similarly situated executives of the Company including full participation in current and future group health insurance plans. Executive shall be entitled to vacation in accordance with the policies as periodically established by the Board of Directors for similarly situated executives of the Company, which shall in no event be less than four weeks per year; . an option grant of 450,000 options, effective as of January 17, 2002, at an exercise price of $2.25 per share, which grant, in the aggregate, is equal to 90 percent of your options that were out-of-the-money as of such date; such options will vest ratably, on a monthly basis, and will be fully vested, subject to the terms and conditions of the option agreement reflecting the grant, 48 months from the date of grant; . an option grant of 700,000 options, effective as of January 24, 2002, at an exercise price of $1.76 per share; 6/48th of such options will vest on July 24, 2002, and the remainder of such options will vest at a rate of 1/48th per month over the next 42 months, and will be fully vested, subject to the terms and conditions of the option agreement reflecting the grant, 48 months from the date of grant; and . eligibility for an annual bonus for 2002, with a "target" bonus of 100 percent of your annual base salary, subject to achievement of certain goals and objectives (to be determined and discussed with you at a later date), with the ability to earn a bonus of up to 200 percent of your annual base salary, subject to exceeding such goals and 1 objectives (again, to be determined and discussed with you at a later date). With respect to 2002, the Company will guarantee that you will receive 50% of your target bonus (the "Guaranteed Amount"); provided, that you remain an employee of the Company through December 31, 2002. The Guaranteed Amount will be paid to you on the date that bonuses for 2002, generally, will be payable to employees of the Company (or, if no such bonuses are payable, on or prior to March 15, 2003). . with regard to the bonuses referenced above, we jointly will endeavor to establish mutually acceptable goals and objectives for each fiscal year against which your eligibility for such bonuses will be measured. In the event that such goals and objectives are not mutually agreed upon and reduced to writing by the end of any given fiscal year, your eligibility for, and the amount of, any bonus will be determined solely at the Company's discretion. . As described above, you have previously received two separate grants of stock options (as of January 17, 2002 and January 24, 2002). If you should determine to terminate your employment with the Company between April 24 and July 24, 2002 (other than under circumstances in which you would be entitled to accelerated vesting under the terms of your Executive Retention and Severance Agreement dated March 29, 2002), the vesting schedule of each such option grant shall be amended, as of the date of your termination of employment, such that in the case of each grant the vesting period will be 36 months commencing on the respective dates of grant (as opposed to 48 months, as is currently the case), and, as of such termination date, the number of vested options under each such grant shall be based on such new vesting schedule. In addition, enclosed with this memorandum are two copies of an Executive Retention and Severance Agreement to be entered into between Homestore and you. Kindly execute both copies and return them to me. After the Agreement has been executed on behalf of Homestore, we will return one executed copy to you. Separately, you will be receiving Option Agreements reflecting the option grants described above. 2 If you have any questions, please feel free to drop by or give me a call. ----------------------- Jack Dennison Chief Operating Officer 3
Employment Agreement - Homestore.com Inc. and Allan Merrill
Was this helpful?