JONES SODA CO.
2011 INCENTIVE PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD NOTICE
Jones Soda Co. (the Company) hereby grants to you a Restricted Stock Unit Award (the
Award). The Award is subject to all the terms and conditions set forth in this Restricted Stock
Unit Award Notice (the Award Notice) and in the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement and the
Jones Soda Co. 2011 Incentive Plan (the Plan), which are incorporated into the Award Notice in
Number of Restricted Stock Units:
Additional Terms/Acknowledgement: You acknowledge receipt of, and understand and agree to, the
Award Notice, the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement and the Plan. You further acknowledge that
as of the Grant Date, the Award Notice, the Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement and the Plan set
forth the entire understanding between you and the Company regarding the Award and supersede all
prior oral and written agreements on the subject.
JONES SODA CO.
1. Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement
JONES SODA CO.
2011 INCENTIVE PLAN
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
Pursuant to your Restricted Stock Unit Award Notice (the Award Notice) and this Restricted
Stock Unit Award Agreement (this Agreement), Jones Soda Co. (the Company) has granted you a
Restricted Stock Unit Award (the Award) under its 2011 Incentive Plan (the Plan) for the number
of Restricted Stock Units indicated in your Award Notice. Capitalized terms not explicitly defined
in this Agreement but defined in the Plan have the same definitions as in the Plan.
The details of the Award are as follows:
The Award will vest and become payable according to the vesting schedule set forth in the
Award Notice (the Vesting Schedule). One share of the Companys Common Stock will be issuable
for each Restricted Stock Unit that vests. Restricted Stock Units that have vested and are no
longer subject to forfeiture according to the Vesting Schedule are referred to herein as Vested
Units. Restricted Stock Units that have not vested and remain subject to forfeiture under the
Vesting Schedule are referred to herein as Unvested Units. The Unvested Units will vest (and to
the extent so vested cease to be Unvested Units remaining subject to forfeiture) in accordance with
the Vesting Schedule (the Unvested and Vested Units are collectively referred to herein as the
Units). As soon as practicable after Unvested Units become Vested Units, but in no event later
than forty-five days after vesting, the Company will settle the Vested Units by issuing to you one
share of the Companys Common Stock for each Vested Unit.
2. Termination of Service
Unless the Committee determines otherwise prior to your Termination of Service, all Unvested
Units will immediately be forfeited to the Company upon your Termination of Service without payment
of any consideration to you.
3. Consideration for Award
The Company acknowledges your payment of full consideration for the Award in the form of
services previously rendered and/or services to be rendered hereafter to the Company (in either
case, in an amount equal to no less than the aggregate par value of the shares of the subject to
4. Securities Law Compliance
4.1 You represent and warrant that you (a) have been furnished with a copy of the Plan and all
information which you deem necessary to evaluate the merits and risks of receipt of the Award, (b)
have had the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers concerning the information received
about the Award and the Company, and (c) have been given the
opportunity to obtain any additional
information you deem necessary to verify the accuracy of any information obtained concerning the
Award and the Company.
4.2 You hereby agree that you will in no event sell or distribute all or any part of the
shares of the Companys Common Stock that you receive pursuant to settlement of this Award (the
Shares) unless (a) there is an effective registration statement under the Securities Act and
applicable state securities laws covering any such transaction involving the Shares or (b) the
Company receives an opinion of your legal counsel (concurred in by legal counsel for the Company)
stating that such transaction is exempt from registration or the Company otherwise satisfies itself
that such transaction is exempt from registration.
4.3 You confirm that you have been advised, prior to your receipt of the Award, that neither
the offering of the Shares nor any offering materials have been reviewed by any administrator under
the Securities Act or any other applicable securities act.
4.4 You hereby agree to indemnify the Company and hold it harmless from and against any loss,
claim or liability, including attorneys fees or legal expenses, incurred by the Company as a
result of any breach by you of, or any inaccuracy in, any representation, warranty or statement
made by you in this Agreement or the breach by you of any terms or conditions of this Agreement.
5. Transfer Restrictions
Any sale, transfer, assignment, pledge, encumbrance, hypothecation, conveyance in trust,
gift, transfer by bequest, devise or descent, or other transfer or disposition of any kind, whether
voluntary or by operation of law, directly or indirectly, of Units will be strictly prohibited and
6. No Rights as Shareholder
You will not have voting or other rights as a shareholder of the Company with respect to the
7. Independent Tax Advice
You acknowledge that determining the actual tax consequences to you of receiving or disposing
of the Units and Shares issued thereunder may be complicated. These tax consequences will depend,
in part, on your specific situation and may also depend on the resolution of currently uncertain
tax law and other variables not within the control of the Company. You are aware that you should
consult a competent and independent tax advisor for a full understanding of the specific tax
consequences to you of receiving the Units and receiving or disposing of the Shares. Prior to
executing this Agreement, you either have consulted with a competent tax advisor independent of the
Company to obtain tax advice concerning the receipt of the Units and the receipt or disposition of
the Shares in light of your specific situation or you have had the opportunity to consult with such
a tax advisor but chose not to do so.
8. Book Entry Registration of Shares
The Company may issue the Shares by registering the Shares in book entry form with the
Companys transfer agent in your name in which case the applicable restrictions will be noted in
the records of the Companys transfer agent and in the book entry system.
9. Tax Withholding
You agree to make arrangements satisfactory to the Company for the payment of any federal,
state, local or foreign withholding tax obligations in connection with this Award (e.g., at vesting
and/or upon receipt of the Shares) and you acknowledge that the Company may refuse to issue any
Shares to you until you satisfy such withholding tax obligations. You may satisfy such withholding
obligation by any of the following means or a combination thereof: (a) tendering a cash payment to
the Company, (b) having the Company withhold an amount from any cash amount otherwise due or become
due from the Company to you, (c) having the Company withhold a number of shares of the Companys
Common Stock that would otherwise become issuable under the Award (up to the employers minimum tax
withholding rate) or (d) surrendering to the Company already owned shares of the Companys Common
Stock (up to the employers minimum required tax withholding rate). Notwithstanding the previous
sentence, you acknowledge and agree that the Company and any Related Company have the right to
deduct from payments of any kind otherwise due to you any federal, state or local taxes of any kind
required by law to be withheld with respect the Award.
10. General Provisions
10.1 Assignment. The Company may assign its rights under this Agreement at any time, whether
or not such rights are then exercisable, to any person or entity selected by the Companys Board of
Directors, including, but not limited to, one or more of the Companys shareholders.
10.2 No Waiver. No waiver of any provision of this Agreement will be valid unless in writing
and signed by the person against whom such waiver is sought to be enforced, nor will failure to
enforce any right hereunder constitute a continuing waiver of the same or a waiver of any other
10.3 Undertaking. You hereby agree to take whatever additional action and execute whatever
additional documents the Company may deem necessary or advisable in order to carry out or effect
one or more of the obligations or restrictions imposed on either you or the Units pursuant to the
express provisions of this Agreement.
10.4 Agreement Is Entire Contract. This Agreement and the Award Notice constitute the entire
contract between the parties hereto with regard to the subject matter hereof and supersede all
prior oral or written agreements on the subject. This Agreement is made pursuant to the provisions
of the Plan and will in all respects be construed in conformity with the express terms and
provisions of the Plan.
10.5 Successors and Assigns. The provisions of this Agreement will inure to the benefit of,
and be binding on, the Company and its successors and assigns and you and your legal
representatives, heirs, legatees, distributees, assigns and transferees by operation of law,
whether or not any such person will have become a party to this Agreement and agreed in writing to
join herein and be bound by the terms and conditions hereof.
10.6 No Employment or Service Contract. Nothing in this Agreement will affect in any manner
whatsoever the right or power of the Company, or a Related Company, to terminate your employment or
services on behalf of the Company, for any reason, with or without Cause.
10.7 Section 409A Compliance. Payments made pursuant to this Agreement and the Plan are
intended to qualify for an exception from or comply with Section 409A of the Code. Notwithstanding
any other provision in this Agreement and the Plan to the contrary, the Company, to the extent it
deems necessary or advisable in its sole discretion, reserves the right, but shall not be required,
to unilaterally amend or modify this Agreement and/or the Plan so that the Award qualifies for
exemption from or complies with Section 409A of the Code; provided, however, that the Company makes
no representations that the Award shall be exempt from or comply with Section 409A of the Code and
makes no undertaking to preclude Section 409A of the Code from applying to the Award.
10.8 Counterparts. This Award Notice may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of
which will be deemed an original, but which, upon execution, will constitute one and the same
10.9 Governing Law. To the extent not otherwise governed by the last of the United States,
this Agreement will be construed and administered in accordance with and governed by the laws of
the State of Washington without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law.
[Sections 11 and 12 are for non-U.S. employees:]
11. Limitation on Rights; No Right to Future Grants; Extraordinary Item of Compensation.
In accepting the Award, you acknowledge, understand and agree that (a) the Plan is established
voluntarily by the Company, it is discretionary in nature, and may be amended, suspended or
terminated by the Company at any time; (b) the grant of the Award is voluntary and occasional and
does not create any contractual or other right to receive future grants of Awards, or benefits in
lieu of Awards, even if have been granted repeatedly in the past; (c) all decisions with respect
to future Award grants, if any, will be at the sole discretion of the Company; (d) you are
voluntarily participating in the Plan; (e) the Award and any Shares acquired under the Plan are
extraordinary items that do not constitute compensation of any kind for services of any kind
rendered to the Company, and which is outside the scope of your service contract, if any; (f) the
Award and any Shares acquired under the Plan are not intended to replace any compensation; (g) the
Award and any Shares acquired under the Plan
are not part of normal or expected compensation for
any purposes, including, but not limited to, calculating any severance, resignation, termination,
redundancy, dismissal, end of service payments, bonuses, long-service awards, or similar payments
and in no event should be considered as compensation for, or relating in any way to, past services
for the Company or any Related Company; (h) the future value of the Award is unknown and cannot be
predicted with certainty; (i) no claim or entitlement to compensation or damages shall arise from
forfeiture of the Award resulting from your Termination of Service by the Company or a Related
Company (for any reason whatsoever and whether or not in breach of local laws) and in consideration
of the grant of the Award to which you are otherwise not entitled, you irrevocably agree never to
institute any claim against the Company or any Related Company, waive your ability, if any, to
bring any such claim, and release the Company or any Related Company from any such claim; if,
notwithstanding the foregoing, any such claim is allowed by a court of competent jurisdiction,
then, by participating in the Plan, you shall be deemed irrevocably to have agreed not to pursue
such claim and agree to execute any and all documents necessary to request dismissal or withdrawal
of such claims; (j) in the event of your Termination of Service (whether or not in breach of local
laws), your right to vest in the Award under the Plan, if any, will terminate effective as of the
date that you are no longer actively retained and will not be extended by any notice period
mandated under local law; and (k) the Award and the benefits under the Plan, if any, will not
automatically transfer to another company in the case of a merger, take-over or transfer of
12. Data Privacy.
By entering into this Agreement and accepting the Award, you explicitly and unambiguously
consent to the collection, use and transfer, in electronic or other form, of any of your personal
data that is necessary to facilitate the implementation, administration and management of the Award
and the Plan. You understand that the Company and any Related Company may, for the purpose of
implementing, administering and managing the Plan, hold certain personal information about you,
including, but not limited to, your name, home address and telephone number, date of birth, social
insurance number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title any shares of stock
or directorships held in the Company, details of all Awards or any other entitlement to shares of
stock awarded, canceled, exercised,
vested, unvested or outstanding in your favor, for the exclusive purpose of implementing,
administering and managing the Plan (Data).
You understand that Data may be transferred to any third parties assisting in the
implementation, administration and management of the Plan, including any broker with whom the
Shares issued upon vesting of the Award may be deposited, and that these recipients may be located
in your country or elsewhere, and that the recipients country (e.g., the United States) may have
different data privacy laws and protections than your country You understand that you may request
a list with the names and addresses of any potential recipients of the Data by contacting the
Company. You authorize the Company, and any other possible recipients which may assist the Company
(presently or in the future) with implementing, administering and managing the Plan to receive,
possess, use, retain and transfer the Data, in electronic or other form, for the sole purposes of
administering and managing your participation in the Plan. You understand that Data
will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer and manage your participation in
the Plan. You understand that you may, at any time, view Data, request additional information
about the storage and processing of Data, require any necessary amendments to Data or refuse or
withdraw the consents herein, in any case without cost, by contacting in writing the Company. You
understand, however, that refusing or withdrawing your consent may affect your ability to
participate in the Plan. For more information on the consequences of your refusal to consent or
withdrawal of consent, you understand that you may contact the Company.