Millennium Chemicals Inc.
2001 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan
Restricted Stock Award Agreement
U.S. Award Agreement for Non - Employee Directors
Congratulations on your selection as a Participant in the Millennium Chemicals
Inc. 2001 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan (the "Plan").
This Award Agreement and the Plan together govern your rights under the Plan and
set forth all of the conditions and limitations affecting such rights. Terms
used in this Award Agreement that are defined in the Plan shall have the
meanings ascribed to them in the Plan. If there is any inconsistency between the
terms of this Award Agreement and the terms of the Plan, the Plan's terms shall
supersede and replace the conflicting terms of this Award Agreement.
Overview of Your Restricted Stock Grant
1. "Number of Restricted Shares Granted":
2. "Date of Grant":
3. "Lapse of Restriction Date(s)": The Restricted Stock shall vest in
accordance with the following:
(a) One third of your Restricted Stock (expressed in whole shares) will
vest on the New York Stock Exchange's ("NYSE") first trading day of
January, 2005. The second one third will vest on the NYSE's first
trading day of January, 2006 and the final one third, plus any partial
share remaining, will vest on the NYSE's first trading day of January,
2007, provided you have continued to serve as a Director of the
Company and/or its Subsidiaries through such date.
(b) All restrictions shall lapse and the Restricted Stock shall become one
hundred percent (100%) vested upon the termination of your
directorship due to death or Disability; provided that you have
continued as a Director of the Company and/or its Subsidiaries through
4. Termination of Employment for Other Reasons. In the event that you
terminate directorship with the Company and/or its Subsidiaries for any
reason other than those reasons set forth in Paragraph 3, all of the
unvested Shares of Restricted Stock you hold at the time you terminate your
directorship, and any dividends and other distributions paid with respect
to the unvested
Shares of Restricted Stock, shall be forfeited to the Company; provided,
however, that in the event of a termination of your directorship, the
Board, in its sole discretion, may waive such automatic forfeiture
provision as it deems appropriate.
5. Restricted Stock Certificates: Upon the effectiveness of this Agreement,
the Restricted Stock will constitute issued and outstanding shares of
Common Stock for all corporate purposes. Your Restricted Stock certificates
will not be delivered to you until the restrictions on such Restricted
Stock have expired and all other vesting requirements with respect thereto
have been fulfilled. The Company (or its agent) will retain custody of any
certificates representing the Restricted Stock during the applicable
restriction period. Alternatively, the Company may issue the Restricted
Stock in the form of uncertificated shares as provided in Section 158 of
the Delaware General Corporation Law.
6. Certificate Legend: Each certificate representing Shares of Restricted
Stock granted pursuant to the Plan shall bear the following legend:
"The sale or other transfer of the shares of stock represented by this
certificate, whether voluntary, involuntary, or by operation of law,
is subject to certain restrictions on transfer set forth in the
Millennium Chemicals Inc. 2001 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan,
any administration rules adopted pursuant to such plan, and a
Restricted Stock Award Agreement dated ___________. A copy of the
Millennium Chemicals Inc. 2001 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan,
such rules, and such Restricted Stock Award Agreement may be obtained
from the Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Millennium
7. Removal of Restrictions: Except as may otherwise be provided herein and in
the Plan, the Restricted Stock awarded pursuant to this Award Agreement
shall become freely transferable upon the Lapse of Restriction Date(s) (and
as applicable, the lapse of restrictions as set forth in Paragraph 9) set
forth in this Award Agreement. Once the Restricted Stock is no longer
subject to any restrictions, you shall be entitled to have the legend
required by Paragraph 6 of this Award Agreement removed from your stock
certificates. After the Restricted Stock is no longer subject to any
restrictions, the Company will deliver the stock certificates to you.
8. Voting Rights and Dividends. During the Period of Restriction, subject to
any limitations provided in the Plan or this Agreement, you may exercise
full voting rights with respect to the Shares of Restricted Stock, with the
exceptions that (i) all dividends and other distributions paid with respect
to the Shares of Restricted Stock shall be deferred until, and paid upon,
the Lapse of Restriction Date(s) hereunder; (ii) no dividends or other
distributions paid with respect to the Shares of Restricted Stock shall
bear interest or be segregated in a separate account; (iii) if any such
dividends or distributions are paid in Shares, the Shares shall be subject
to the same restrictions on transferability as are the Shares of Restricted
Stock with respect to which they were paid; and (iv) you may not sell,
assign, transfer, pledge, exchange, encumber or dispose of the Restricted
Stock before the Lapse of Restriction Date(s).
9. Change in Control: In the event of a Change in Control, all restrictions on
the transferability of outstanding awards of Restricted Stock as set forth
in this Award Agreement shall immediately
lapse, and thereafter such Shares shall be freely transferable, subject to
applicable federal and state securities laws. In addition, any deferred
dividends or other distributions paid with respect to the Shares of
Restricted Stock, will be paid to you.
10. Nontransferability. During the Period of Restriction, Restricted Stock
awarded pursuant to this Award Agreement may not be sold, transferred,
pledged, assigned, or otherwise alienated or hypothecated ("Transfer"),
other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, except as
provided in the Plan. If any Transfer, whether voluntary or involuntary, of
Restricted Stock is made, or if any attachment, execution, garnishment, or
lien shall be issued against or placed upon the Restricted Stock, your
right to such Restricted Stock shall be immediately forfeited to the
Company, and this Award Agreement shall lapse.
11. Requirements of Law: The granting of Restricted Stock under the Plan shall
be subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and to such
approvals by any governmental agencies or national securities exchanges as
may be required.
12. Inability to Obtain Authorization: The inability of the Company to obtain
authority from any regulatory body having jurisdiction, which authority is
deemed by the Company's counsel to be necessary to the lawful issuance and
sale of any Shares hereunder, shall relieve the Company of any liability
with respect to the failure to issue or sell such Shares as to which such
requisite authority shall not have been obtained.
13. Tax Withholding: The Company shall have the power and the right to deduct
or withhold, or require you or your beneficiary to remit to the Company, an
amount sufficient to satisfy federal, state, and local taxes, domestic or
foreign, required by law or regulation to be withheld with respect to any
taxable event arising as a result of this Award Agreement.
14. Share Withholding: With respect to withholding required upon any other
taxable event arising as a result of awards granted hereunder, you may
elect, subject to the approval of the Board, to satisfy the withholding
requirement, in whole or in part, by having the Company withhold Shares
having a Fair Market Value on the date the tax is to be determined equal to
the minimum statutory total tax which could be withheld on the transaction.
All such elections shall be irrevocable, made in writing, signed, and shall
be subject to any restrictions or limitations that the Board, in its sole
discretion, deems appropriate.
15. Administration: This Award Agreement and your rights hereunder are subject
to all the terms and conditions of the Plan, as the same may be amended
from time to time, as well as to such rules and regulations as the Board
may adopt for administration of the Plan. It is expressly understood that
the Board is authorized to administer, construe, and make all
determinations necessary or appropriate to the administration of the Plan
and this Award Agreement, all of which shall be binding upon you, the
16. Amendment to the Plan: The Board may terminate, amend, or modify the Plan;
provided, however, that no such termination, amendment, or modification of
the Plan may in any way adversely affect your rights to vested Restricted
Stock or Shares under this Award Agreement, without your written approval.
17. Successor: All obligations of the Company under the Plan and this Award
Agreement, with respect to the Restricted Stock, shall be binding on any
successor to the Company, whether the existence of such successor is the
result of a direct or indirect purchase, merger, consolidation, or
otherwise, of all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of the
18. Applicable Laws and Consent to Jurisdiction: The validity, construction,
interpretation, and enforceability of this Award Agreement shall be
determined and governed by the laws of the State of Delaware without giving
effect to the principles of conflicts of law. For the purpose of litigating
any dispute that arises under this Award Agreement, the parties hereby
consent to exclusive jurisdiction and agree that such litigation shall be
conducted in the federal or state courts of the State of Delaware.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have caused this Agreement to be duly
executed and effective as of this ___ day of March 2004.
MILLENNUM CHEMICALS INC.