Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement - DrKoop.com Inc. and Richard Rosenblatt
AMENDED & RESTATED DRKOOP.COM, INC.
2000 NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION PLAN
NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT
THIS NONQUALIFIED STOCK OPTION AGREEMENT is granted by drkoop.com Inc.,
a Delaware corporation (the "Company") upon the following terms and conditions
and pursuant and subject to the Company's Amended and Restated drkoop.com, Inc.
2000 Non-Qualified Stock Option Plan (the "Plan"). Unless otherwise defined
herein, the terms defined in the Plan shall have the same defined meanings in
this Stock Option Agreement.
I. Notice Of Stock Option Grant.
You ("Optionee") have been granted an option to purchase Common
Stock of the Company, subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this
Stock Option Agreement. The terms of your grant are set forth below:
Date of Grant: August 6, 2001
Vesting Commencement Date: August 6, 2001
Exercise Price per Share: $0.128 per share
Total Number of Shares Granted: 500,000
Total Exercise Price: $64,000.00
Type of Option: Non-Qualified Stock Option
Term/Expiration Date: August 6, 2008 (Seventh anniversary of
Date of Grant)
1. GRANT OF OPTION. The Company grants to the Optionee an option to
purchase, on the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, the number of
shares specified above (the "Option", "Option Shares" or "Shares") of the
Company's Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, at the option price per
share specified above.
2. PERIOD OF OPTION. This Option will expire at the close of business on
the Expiration Date, except that: (a) if the Optionee dies on or before the
Expiration Date, this Option shall expire as provided in Section 9 below; or (b)
if the Optionee ceases on or before the Expiration Date to be an Employee,
Consultant or Director, this Option may be exercised one year after such
termination (or, if Optionee remains in Continuous Status as an Employee,
Consultant or Director until the date that is 18 months following the Date of
Grant of this Option, three years after such termination) to the extent
exercisable immediately prior to such termination, but in no event later than
the Expiration Date. The term "Employee", as used in this Option, means any
executive and other salaried or non-salaried employee of the Company and/or one
or more of its subsidiary corporations. The term "Consultant" shall mean any
person engaged by the Company and/or one or more of its subsidiary corporations
to render consulting or advisory services and is compensated for such services.
The term "Director" shall mean any director of the Company whether compensated
for such services or not.
3. EXERCISE. Subject to the other provisions of this Option, the Shares
subject to this Option shall vest according to the following schedule:
Subject to the following paragraphs, this Option shall vest and become
exercisable with respect to twenty-five percent (25%) of the shares of the
Company's Common Stock subject to the Option (the "Shares") on the Option's
Vesting Commencement Date, and thereafter, with respect to twenty-five percent
(25%) of the Shares on each successive twelve-month anniversary following the
one-year anniversary of the Option's Vesting Commencement Date (each, a "Vesting
Date"), commencing with the first such anniversary, such that this Option shall
be vested and exercisable with respect to one hundred percent (100%) of the
Shares on the third anniversary of the Option's Vesting Commencement Date;
provided, however, that Optionee has remained in Continuous Status as an
Employee, Director or Consultant as of each Vesting Date.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Option shall vest and become
exercisable with respect to one hundred percent (100%) of the Shares subject to
the Option immediately prior to the earlier of (i) Optionee's termination of
employment with the Company for Good Reason or by the Company for any reason
other than Cause, death or Disability (each such term as defined in that certain
Employment Agreement between the Company and Optionee, dated as of August 22,
2000, as may be amended from time to time), or (ii) in addition to the
conditions upon which the Option may automatically accelerate and become
exercisable in accordance with the Plan, upon the consummation of the following:
(a) any sale, merger, consolidation, tender offer or similar acquisition of
shares, or other transaction or series of related transactions (each a
"Transaction") as a result of which at least a majority of the voting power of
the Company is not held, directly or indirectly, by the persons or entities who
held the Company's securities with voting power before such Transaction; (b) a
sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the Company's assets,
whether in one transaction or a series of related transactions; or (c)
individuals who on the date hereof constitute the Board of Directors and any new
Director (other than a Director designated by a person or entity who has entered
into an agreement to effect a transaction described in clause (a) or (b) above)
whose nomination and/or election to the Board of Directors was approved by a
vote of at least a majority of the Directors then still in office who either
were Directors on the date hereof or whose election or nomination for election
was previously so approved, cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the
Board of Directors.
4. CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON EXERCISE. No fractional shares may be
5. INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK.
6. METHOD OF EXERCISE OF OPTION. During the term of this Option,
Optionee may exercise his or her option, from time to time, to the extent then
exercisable, by written notice directed to the Company at its principal place of
business. Such written notice shall specify the number of Option Shares he or
she is purchasing pursuant to this Agreement and the method of payment for such
shares, and shall be accompanied by the original of this Agreement so that an
appropriate endorsement can be made hereto to reflect the Option Shares so
purchased and to reduce accordingly the number of Option Shares thereafter to be
subject to the terms hereof. The Option Price for the number of Option Shares
being purchased shall be payable as follows: (a) in cash, (b) by delivery of
certificates representing shares of Common Stock having an equivalent fair
market value or by arranging with the Company and Optionee's broker to deliver
the appropriate Option Price from the concurrent market sale of the acquired
shares, or (c) a
combination of any of the foregoing. Upon receipt of such written notice, the
original hereof, and full payment of the Option Price for the number of Option
Shares being purchased, the Company shall make delivery of a certificate
representing the number of such shares purchased as promptly as possible
thereafter, provided that, if any law or regulation requires the Company to take
any action with respect to such shares specified in such notice before the
issuance thereof, then the sale, issuance and delivery of such shares shall be
deferred for the period necessary to take such action.
Optionee's withholding tax due upon exercise of this Option may be
satisfied either by a cash payment or the retention from the exercise of a
number of shares of Common Stock with a fair market value equal to the required
withholding tax, as the Optionee and Company may agree. If Optionee is subject
to the reporting and other provisions of Section 16 under the Exchange Act, the
election of a partial cash settlement of the Option in order to satisfy the tax
withholding requirements upon exercise of this option may be made only during a
ten-day "window" period each fiscal quarter beginning on the third business day
following the date of release of the Company's financial data for the quarter
and ending on the twelfth business day following such date, and shall be subject
to the approval of the Company.
7. NON-TRANSFERABILITY OF OPTION. This Option shall be exercisable,
during the lifetime of the Optionee, only by him or her. This Option shall not
be transferable by the Optionee otherwise than by will or the laws of descent
and distribution unless approval in writing is obtained from the committee for
administration of Company Options ("Committee Approval"). Committee Approval
shall only be available for a transfer to a charitable organization, a family
trust or member of the Optionee's immediate family. Upon any other attempt to
transfer, assign, pledge or otherwise dispose of this Option, except as
expressly permitted in this Section 7, this Option shall immediately terminate
and become null and void.
8. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT OR SERVICE RELATIONSHIP. This Option
confers no right upon the Optionee with respect to the continuation of his or
her employment or service relationship with the Company or any of its
subsidiaries, and shall not interfere with the right of the Company or its
subsidiaries to terminate his or her employment or service relationship at any
9. DEATH OF OPTIONEE. If the Optionee dies, this Option may be exercised
(to the extent exercisable at Optionee's date of death) at any time during the
year next succeeding such death, but in no event after the Expiration Date, by
the person or persons to whom his or her rights hereunder shall have passed by
will or by laws of descent and distribution.
10. ADJUSTMENT UPON THE OCCURRENCE OF CERTAIN EVENTS. The number of
shares subject to this Option and the exercise price per share are subject to
appropriate adjustment in the manner provided by the Plan for stock splits,
stock dividends, recapitalization or similar events which would change the
capital structure of the Company. No adjustment, however, shall result in or
entitle the Optionee to the issuance of fractional shares.
11. NOTICE. Any notice hereunder by the Optionee shall be given to the
Company in writing and such notice and any payment by the Optionee hereunder
shall be deemed duly given or made only upon receipt thereof at the Company's
office at Los Angeles, California, or at such
other address as the Company may designate by notice to the Optionee. Any notice
or other communication to the Optionee hereunder shall be in writing and any
communication and any delivery to the Optionee hereunder shall be deemed duly
given or made if mailed, delivered or made to the Optionee at such address as
the Optionee may have on file with the Company or in care of the Company at its
principal office in Santa Monica, California.
12. CONSTRUCTION. The construction of this Option is vested in the Board
of Directors of the Company or the Compensation and Stock Option Committee of
the Company, if the Board shall have delegated such responsibility to such
Committee, whose construction shall be final and conclusive.
13. MISCELLANEOUS. Optionee shall not be deemed for any purpose to be a
stockholder of the Company with respect to any shares subject to this Option
except to the extent that this Option shall have been exercised with respect
thereto and, in addition, a certificate shall have been issued therefor and
delivered to Optionee.
14. OPTIONEE REPRESENTATIONS. Optionee agrees, by acceptance of this
Option, that, upon issuance of any shares hereunder, that, unless such shares
are then registered under applicable federal and state securities laws, (i)
acquisition of such shares will be for investment and not with a view to the
distribution thereof, and (ii) the Company may require an investment letter from
Optionee in such form as may be recommended by Company counsel.
15. RESTRICTIONS ON TRANSFER. Optionee shall be permitted to sell, make
any short sale of, loan, grant any option for the purchase of, or otherwise
dispose of any shares purchased under this Option, except when prohibited from
making such disposition by reasonable restrictions of the Company's Board of
Directors which are promulgated during the term of Optionee's employment,
consultancy or directorship.
SIGNATURE PAGE TO FOLLOW
This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of
which shall be deemed an original and all of which shall constitute one
By: /s/ EDWARD A. CESPEDES
Name: Edward A. Cespedes
OPTIONEE ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT THE VESTING OF SHARES PURSUANT TO
THE OPTION HEREOF IS EARNED ONLY BY CONTINUING CONSULTANCY OR EMPLOYMENT
AT THE WILL OF THE COMPANY (NOT THROUGH THE ACT OF BEING HIRED, BEING
GRANTED THIS OPTION OR ACQUIRING SHARES HEREUNDER). OPTIONEE FURTHER
ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT NOTHING IN THIS AGREEMENT, NOR IN THE
COMPANY'S AMENDED & RESTATED DRKOOP.COM, INC. 2000 NON-QUALIFIED STOCK
OPTION PLAN WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE, SHALL CONFER UPON
OPTIONEE ANY RIGHT WITH RESPECT TO CONTINUATION OF EMPLOYMENT OR
CONSULTANCY BY THE COMPANY, NOR SHALL IT INTERFERE IN ANY WAY WITH
OPTIONEE'S RIGHT OR THE COMPANY'S RIGHT TO TERMINATE OPTIONEE'S
EMPLOYMENT OR CONSULTANCY AT ANY TIME, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE.
Optionee acknowledges receipt of a copy of the Plan and
represents that he is familiar with the terms and provisions thereof. Optionee
hereby accepts this Option subject to all of the terms and provisions hereof.
Optionee has reviewed the Plan and this Option in their entirety, has had an
opportunity to obtain the advice of counsel prior to executing this Option and
fully understands all provisions of the Option. Optionee hereby agrees to accept
as binding, conclusive and final all decisions or interpretations of the
Administrator upon any questions arising under the Plan or this Option. Optionee
further agrees to notify the Company upon any change in the residence address
Dated: August 6, 2001
/s/ RICHARD M. ROSENBLATT
Richard M. Rosenblatt
AMENDED & RESTATED DRKOOP.COM, INC.
2000 NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION PLAN
B. Exercise of Option. Effective as of today, ___________, _____,
the undersigned ("Optionee") hereby elects to exercise Optionee's
option to purchase _________ shares of the Common Stock (the
"Shares") of drkoop.com, Inc. (the "Company") under and pursuant
to the drkoop.com, Inc. 2000 Equity Participation Plan (the
"Plan") and the Non-Qualified Stock Option Agreement dated
_____________, _____, (the "Option Agreement").
C. Representations of Optionee. Optionee acknowledges that Optionee
has received, read and understood the Plan and the Option
Agreement. Optionee agrees to abide by and be bound by their
terms and conditions.
D. Rights as Stockholder. Until the stock certificate evidencing
such Shares is issued (as evidenced by the appropriate entry on
the books of the Company or of a duly authorized transfer agent
of the Company), no right to vote or receive dividends or any
other rights as a stockholder shall exist with respect to Shares
subject to the Option, notwithstanding the exercise of the
Option. The Company shall issue (or cause to be issued) such
stock certificate promptly after the Option is exercised. No
adjustment will be made for a dividend or other right for which
the record date is prior to the date the stock certificate is
issued, except as provided in Section IV of Article One of the
Plan. Optionee shall enjoy rights as a stockholder until such
time as Optionee disposes of the Shares.
E. Tax Consultation. Optionee understands that Optionee may suffer
adverse tax consequences as a result of Optionee's purchase or
disposition of the Shares. Optionee represents that Optionee has
consulted with any tax consultants Optionee deems advisable in
connection with the purchase or disposition of the Shares and
that Optionee is not relying on the Company for any tax advice.
F. Restrictive Legends.
1. Legends. Optionee understands and agrees that the Company shall cause
any other legends that may be required by state or federal securities laws to be
placed upon any certificate(s) evidencing ownership of the Shares.
2. Refusal to Transfer. The Company shall not be required (i) to
transfer on its books
any Shares that have been sold or otherwise transferred in violation of any of
the provisions of this Agreement or (ii) to treat as owner of such Shares or to
accord the right to vote or pay dividends to any purchaser or other transferee
to whom such Shares shall have been so transferred.
G. Successors and Assigns. The Company may assign any of its rights
under this Agreement to single or multiple assignees, and this
Agreement shall inure to the benefit of the successors and
assigns of the Company. Subject to the restrictions on transfer
herein set forth, this Agreement shall be binding upon Optionee
and his or her heirs, executors, administrators, successors and
H. Interpretation. Any dispute regarding the interpretation of this
Agreement shall be submitted by Optionee or by the Company
forthwith to the Administrator, which shall review such dispute
at its next regular meeting. The resolution of such a dispute by
the Administrator shall be final and binding on the Company and
I. Governing Law; Severability. This Agreement shall be governed by
and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas
excluding that body of law pertaining to conflicts of law. Should
any provision of this Agreement be determined by a court of law
to be illegal or unenforceable, the other provisions shall
nevertheless remain effective and shall remain enforceable.
J. Notices. Any notice required or permitted hereunder shall be
given in writing and shall be deemed effectively given upon
personal delivery or upon deposit in the United States mail by
certified mail, with postage and fees prepaid, addressed to the
other party at its address as shown below beneath its signature,
or to such other address as such party may designate in writing
from time to time to the other party.
K. Further Instruments. The parties agree to execute such further
instruments and to take such further action as may be reasonably
necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of this Agreement.
L. Delivery of Payment. Optionee herewith delivers to the Company
the full Exercise Price for the Shares, as well as any applicable
M. Entire Agreement. The Plan and Option Agreement are incorporated
herein by reference. This Agreement, the Plan and the Option
Agreement constitute the entire agreement of the parties and
supersede in their entirety all prior undertakings and agreements
of the Company and Optionee with respect to the subject matter
Submitted by: Accepted by:
OPTIONEE: DRKOOP.COM, INC.