2016 Independent Director Compensation Policy
The compensation and benefits for service as a member of the Board of Directors is determined by our Board of Directors. Directors employed by us or one of our subsidiaries are not compensated for service on the Board or on any committee of the Board; however, we reimburse each of our directors for any out-of-pocket expenses in connection with attending meetings of our Board of Directors and committees of the Board of Directors. Each of our independent directors, which include our non-employee directors other than Fred Harman and Sol Khazani, are entitled to a fee of $30,000 per year for his or her service as a director. Members of the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee each receive an additional $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, per year for his or her service on such committee. The chairpersons of the Board, the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee receive an additional $25,000, $22,000, $7,500, and $5,000, respectively, per year for his or her service as chairperson for such committee.
Any independent director who is first elected to the Board of Directors will be granted an option to purchase 45,000 shares of our common stock on the date of his or her initial election to the Board of Directors. In addition, on the date of each annual stockholders meeting, each person who has served as an independent member of the Board of Directors for at least six months before the date of the stockholder meeting will be granted a stock option to purchase 30,000 shares of our common stock and our Chairman of the Board will be granted an additional stock option to purchase 20,000 shares of our common stock for his service.. These options will have an exercise price per share equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the date of grant and will vest over a three year period, subject to the director’s continuing service on our Board of Directors. These options will also immediately vest in full upon a change in control of the Company. The term of each option granted to an independent director shall be ten years. These options are currently granted under our 2016 Equity Incentive Plan.