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Employment Agreement - IntraLinks and Leonard Goldstein
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This Agreement, made as of this 9th day of October, 1997 by and between
IntraLinks, a Delaware Corporation (the "Company") and Leonard Goldstein (the
"Executive"), an individual residing at [Address]
1. Term. The Executive shall be employed by the Company for a period commencing
on January 19th, 1998 and, except as provided herein, ending 3 years from such
date. At such time, this Agreement will automatically renew for a period of one
year, unless either party provides 90 days notice of its intention not to renew.
A failure not to renew this Agreement shall not constitute a termination of the
2. Position. The Executive shall serve as the Chief Technical Officer.
(i) Base Salary. For all services rendered to the Company, the Company shall pay
the Executive a salary at the rate of $150,000 per year. Annually, commencing
one year from the date of this agreement, the Executive will be entitled to a
salary review by the Board of Directors, or a committee designated by the Board
of Directors. The Board shall increase, but not decrease said salary; provided
that the minimum increase is equal to the Consumer Price Index for All Urban
Consumers as published by the US Department of Labor for the twelve month period
immediately preceding the Salary Adjustment.
(ii) Bonus. The Executive shall be paid eligible for a bonus under the Company's
bonus plan as attached in Exhibit A. The Executive's participation in the bonus
pool shall not exceed 7.5%
4. Stock Options. The Executive will receive 45,000 incentive stock options as
of the Commencement Date of this Agreement. The exercise price will be equal to
70% of the price paid by an arms-length investor in the Company's Series B Stock
Offering. The options will vest 34% after one year, 67% after two years, and
100% after three years.
Annually, starting on January 1, 1999, and every year thereafter until January
1, 2001, the Executive shall receive 2,500 incentive stock options. The exercise
price of such options shall be the fair market value of the common stock at that
time, as determined by the Company's Compensation Committee.
5. Benefits. The Executive shall be eligible to participate in all benefit
plans, at the same terms, as those benefits granted to other Senior Executives
of the company. At a minimum such benefits shall include family health benefits.
The Executive shall be entitled to four (4) weeks vacation with full pay.
6. Termination of employment.
(a) Termination for Cause
Executive's employment under this Agreement may be terminated for cause at any
time, effective upon written notice after formal action by the Board of
Directors at a special meeting duly called for the purpose of considering the
termination of the Executive. Executive shall have the right to receive notice
of and appear at such meeting to respond to any allegations made against him.
"Cause" shall be deemed to mean one or more of the following: (i) Executive's
embezzlement or misappropriation of funds (ii) Executive's conviction of a
felony involving moral turpitude (iii) Executive's commission of material acts
of dishonesty, fraud, or deceit (iv) Executive's habitual or willful neglect of
duties. In the event that the Executive is terminated for cause, the Executive
shall be paid all compensation and other sums due to him through the date of
termination, but shall not be entitled to receive any compensation or benefits
(b) Termination without Cause.
The Company may, at any time, terminate this Agreement without cause on 90 days
prior written notice to the Executive. If the Executive's employment is
terminated without cause, for any reason other than Termination Following Change
of Control as defined in Section 6.(d), the Company shall pay to the Executive
as liquidated damages his Monthly Base Salary multiplied by the ratio of the
of employment (as measured from the Date of This Agreement) divided by 2, up to
a maximum of the Annual Base Salary. If the Executive is terminated subject to
the conditions described in Section 6(d), he shall be entitled to 18 months Base
The Base Salary shall be paid in monthly installments or, at the option of the
Executive, in a lump sum. Payments will begin with the date of termination and
ending according to the above schedule (the "Severance Period"). Upon
termination without cause, the Executive shall be deemed to be an executive of
the Company for the Severance Period with respect to any health plans or other
If the Executive's employment is by reason of a Change of Control as defined in
Section 6.(d) and if the Executive is a participant in a stock option, equity
vesting, or other equity participation plan, his unvested stock options or
equity (common stock) will be accelerated and, if applicable, exercisable, as
provided for in such plan. If Executive's employment is terminated without cause
absent a Change of Control, there will be no accelerated vesting.
If the Executive's employment is terminated without cause, the Company shall
release the Executive from all liability for any and all acts or omissions of
(c) Termination Upon Death or Disability.
If the Executive dies or becomes permanently disabled to the extent that he is
unable to perform his duties under this Agreement, he shall be deemed terminated
and he, his heirs, or assigns shall receive an amount equal to his Base Salary
plus any bonus compensation.
(d) Termination Following Change of Control.
If, within 12 months after a Change of Control of the Company (as hereinafter
defined), the Executive (i) is no longer Chief Technical Officer, or the
surviving entity of such transaction (without regard to any parent/subsidiary
relationship), (ii) the Executive's duties or responsibilities are changed (iii)
the Executive's current position in the chain of command of the Company or
surviving entity of such transaction (without regard to any parent/subsidiary
relationship) is materially changed or (iv) the Executive's benefits, access to
benefits, or compensation are decreased, the Executive shall be conclusively
deemed, in the sole discretion of the Executive, to have been terminated without
cause with the benefits set forth in section 6(b). The Executive shall give the
Board of Directors of the Company or surviving entity, written notice of his
exercise of his rights hereunder.
For purposes of this agreement, "Change of Control" shall be deemed to occur if
any of the following have occurred:
(i) the acquisition in one or more transactions by any person or entity or any
group or persons or entities who constitute a group (within the meaning of
Section 13(d)(3) of the Securities and Exchange Act of the 1934) of any
securities such that there is a change in the beneficial ownership of more than
50% of the fully-diluted outstanding equity of the Company; provided that, a
public offering of the Company's stock will not constitute a change of control;
(ii) the dissolution of the Company;
(iii) a sale or other disposition or the last sale or other disposition to occur
in a series of sales/and or dispositions within any 18 month period ("Serial
Sales") by the Company and/or one or more subsidiaries of the Company of assets
which, in the case of Serial Sales, account for more than 50% of the
consolidated revenues of the Company and its subsidiaries as determined by GAAP;
provided, however, that no sale or disposition of assets or stock shall be taken
into account to the extent that the proceeds of such sale or disposition are
reinvested or used in the ongoing conduct by the Company or one or more of its
subsidiaries of the business or the Company and/or such subsidiary or
subsidiaries, provided further that such a reinvestment shall not be deemed to
have occurred unless made within 18 months of such sale or disposition; or
(iv) a sale of the business or business unit or facility within which the
Executive is employed, as a result of which the Executive is no longer employed
by an entity which is directly or indirectly controlled by the Company.
The Company will indemnify the Executive to the fullest extent permitted
(including payment of legal expenses as incurred) by law or the Company's
by-laws. The Executive shall be entitled to the protection
of any insurance policies the Company may elect to maintain generally for the
benefit of its directors and officers.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of
the State of New York.
This agreement shall not be amended unless signed by the Company and the
a) Any notices required shall be in writing and shall be deemed to be duly made
or given when mailed by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested
As Written Above Intralinks
1372 Broadway. Suite 12A
New York, NY 100118
Attn: Mark Adams
(b) This agreement shall not be amended except by a writing signed by both
parties hereof. This agreement may be executed in counterpart signature pages,
which when taken together with signature of all parties, shall constitute a
(c) In the event of a Change of Control, the Company will require the successor
to the Company as the Executive's employer to expressly assume and agree to
perform this agreement in the same manner and to the same extent that the
Company would have been required to perform. This Agreement shall inure to the
benefit of the Executive's personal or legal representatives, executors,
administrators, heirs, and successors. This agreement shall not be assignable by
(d) Each party shall pay its own expenses in connection with the execution of
(e) Each party hereto represents and warrants that they are not party to any
other agreement which would conflict with or interfere with the terms and
conditions of this Agreement.
(f) No waiver of any breach of any terms hereof shall be effective unless made
in writing signed by the party against whom enforcement of the waiver is sought,
and such waiver shall not be construed as a waiver of any subsequent breach of
that term or of any other term of the same or different nature.
(g) The parties agree to submit all controversies, claims and matters of
difference in any way related to this Agreement or the performance or breach of
the whole or any part hereof, to arbitration in New York, NY, according to the
rules and practices of the American Arbitration Association. Any such dispute
shall be decided by three (3) arbitrators. Arbitration of any such controversy,
claim or matter of difference shall be a condition precedent to any legal action
thereon. Awards shall be final and binding on all parties to the extent and in
the manner provided by New York law.
In witness whereof, the undersigned have executed this agreement as of the first
date above written.
/s/ Leonard Goldstein 10/9/97
By: /s/ Mark Adams 10/15/97
Its: President & CEO
New York, New York 10018-6106
December 15, 1997
23 Daffodil Lane
Cos Cob, CT 06807
Reference is made to that certain Employment Agreement dated as of
October 9, 1997 (the "Agreement") by and between IntraLinks, Inc. (the
"Company") and you which is hereby amended as follows:
The language contained in Section 3 (ii) of the Agreement is hereby eliminated
and the following language shall be added in its place:
A cash bonus equal to .625% of the Company's 1998 gross revenues shall be paid
to Goldstein on December 31, 1998.
In all other respects, the Agreement remains unchanged and in full
force and effect. If the foregoing is acceptable to you, please sign as
indicated below. All other terms and conditions of the Agreement remain
unchanged and in full force and effect.
By: /s/ Patrick Wack, Jr.
Name: Patrick Wack, Jr.
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Agreed and Accepted by:
/s/ Leonard Goldstein