|TRIVAGO N.V. filed this Form F-3 on 04/05/2018|
SECTION 5. OPTIONS AND SHARE APPRECIATION RIGHTS
(a) Types and Nature of Share Appreciation Rights. Share Appreciation Rights may be “Tandem SARs,” which are granted in conjunction with an Option, or “Free-Standing SARs,” which are not granted in conjunction with an Option. Upon the exercise of a Share Appreciation Right, the Participant shall be entitled to receive an amount in cash, Shares, or both, in value equal to the product of (i) the excess of the Fair Market Value of one Share over the exercise price of the applicable Share Appreciation Right, multiplied by (ii) the number of Shares in respect of which the Share Appreciation Right has been exercised. The applicable Award Agreement shall specify whether such payment is to be made in cash or Shares or both, or shall reserve to the Committee or the Participant the right to make that determination prior to or upon the exercise of the Share Appreciation Right.
(b) Tandem SARs. A Tandem SAR may be granted at the Grant Date of the related Option. A Tandem SAR shall be exercisable only at such time or times and to the extent that the related Option is exercisable in accordance with the provisions of this Section 5, and shall have the same exercise price as the related Option. A Tandem SAR shall terminate or be forfeited upon the exercise or forfeiture of the related Option, and the related Option shall terminate or be forfeited upon the exercise or forfeiture of the Tandem SAR.
(c) Exercise Price. The exercise price per Share subject to an Option or Share Appreciation Right shall be determined by the Committee or, for an Option or Share Appreciation Right granted under the Annual Limits pursuant to Section 2(e), by the Management Board, and set forth in the applicable Award Agreement; provided that, with respect to any grant to a Director the exercise price shall not be less than the Fair Market Value of a Share on the applicable Grant Date unless approved by the Company’s general meeting of shareholders.
(d) Term. The Term of each Option and each Share Appreciation Right shall be fixed by the Committee, but shall not exceed ten years from the Grant Date.
(e) Vesting and Exercisability. Except as otherwise provided herein, Options and Share Appreciation Rights shall be exercisable at such time or times and subject to such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Committee. If the Committee provides that any Option or Share Appreciation Right will become exercisable only in installments, the Committee may at any time waive such installment exercise provisions, in whole or in part, based on such factors as the Committee may determine. In addition, the Committee may at any time accelerate the exercisability of any Option or Share Appreciation Right.
(f) Method of Exercise. Subject to the provisions of this Section 5, Options and Share Appreciation Rights may be exercised, in whole or in part, at any time during the applicable Term by giving written notice of exercise to the Company (whereby textual form shall be sufficient if applicable law does not allow for requesting a stricter form than textual form) or through the procedures established with the Company’s appointed third-party administrator specifying the number of Shares as to which the Option or Share Appreciation Right is being