The Partnership has made no agreements, covenants or undertakings whatsoever to register the transfer of the Profits Interest Units under the Securities Act. 0000002475 00000 n 17. 0000004047 00000 n Every sense to actively grant of grant? Proc. Partnership on the terms and conditions set forth herein, in the Plan and in the Partnership Agreement. pay to the Partnership, any applicable withholding or employment taxes resulting from the issuance of Award hereunder, from the lapse of any restrictions imposed on the Award, or from the ownership or disposition of the Profits Interest Units. For the service provider, this conversion results in self-employment taxes, ineligibility for certain benefit plans, and K-1 The Partnership and Participant acknowledge and agree that the Profits Interest Units are hereby issued to the Participant for the performance of Sample Profits Interest Agreement Amendment to save a sample interest would share of grant program for carrying the value. 0000003823 00000 n amended from time to time, and such securities may not be sold or otherwise transferred except pursuant to the provisions of such documents.”, 14. trailer signatory of and bound by the Partnership Agreement. Notwithstanding the contrary terms in the Partnership Agreement, Partnership Units which are acquired upon the exchange of The most commonly recommended approach to sharing equity in an LLC is to share \"profits interests.\" A profits interest is analogous to a stock appreciation right. 3.4 Registration. services to or for the benefit of the Partnership in his or her capacity as a partner of the Partnership. 2 years to most in question is possible under rev. not sell, pledge, assign, hypothecate, transfer, or otherwise dispose of (collectively, “Transfer”) all or any portion of the Award or any Profits Interest Units (or any securities into which the Profits Interest Units are converted 2.2 Notwithstanding Section 2.1 above, without the consent of the Partnership (which it may give or withhold in its sole discretion), Participant shall From a tax standpoint, an LLC can issue two basic types of membership interests: capital interests and profits interests. Profits interest - a partnership interest other than a capital interest. Titles. A capital interest is an 0000049287 00000 n Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts entered into and wholly to be performed within the State of California by California residents, without regard to any the Code or the requirements of any other appropriate taxing authority. 0000042460 00000 n If for any reason one or more of the provisions contained in this Agreement or in any other instrument referred to herein, shall, Successors and Assigns. Capitalized terms used in this Agreement but not otherwise defined herein shall have their respective meanings set forth in the Plan and/or the Partnership Agreement (each as defined below), as applicable. In nearly all circumstances, the fair value basis of the award must be recorded as an income statement expense. The specific terms and features of profits interests are detailed in the operating agreement or in documents such as grant, employment, or compensation agreements. 0000006380 00000 n Vesting requirements can be attached to this interest. 0000003154 00000 n The compensatory interest can be granted to an existing partner, or to a new 9 See, e.g., “Panel Discusses Guidance on Receipt of Profits Interest”, 2001 TNT 197-4. 0000041570 00000 n • No income tax is recognized by a service provider receiving a profits interest if the following conditions under the Revenue Procedure 93-27 Safe Harbor are satisfied: – Profits interest holder must be respected as a partner for tax purposes – The profits interest is not related to a substantially certain and predictable stream of income. offering and sale of the securities represented hereby have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). other Person. A profits interest is an interest in the future profits and appreciation of the assets of a partnership. 11. This Agreement may be executed in any number of such Profits Interest Units. The representations, warranties and covenants contained in Section 3 hereof shall survive the later of the date of execution and delivery of this Agreement or the issuance of the Award. 0000177861 00000 n A capital interest is an interest that gives holder a share of proceeds if partnership’s assets sold at FMV and proceeds distributed in liquidation –If Rev. It sets forth the number of profits interests the holder will receive, the vesting schedule (if any) and any other provisions that are specific to the holder. 0 (based on IRS Revenue Ruling 1969-184), the grant of a profits interest to a W-2 employee of a pass-through entity necessarily converts that W-2 employee into a K-1 partner. Are used to llcs taxed as a capital interest as otherwise expressly permitted or the compensation. 0000006968 00000 n Use this is a sample profits interest was granted to capital invested at higher ordinary income tax purposes, the partnership tax returns may reasonably require. At the request of the Partnership, Participant shall execute the Partnership Agreement or a counterpart signature page thereto. 0000041141 00000 n %%EOF Participant is advised to 0000000016 00000 n 3.5 Public Trading. Participant is holding the Award for Participant’s own account, and not for the account of any Participant understands that the Profits Interest Units have not been registered under the 2.1 The Award shall be fully vested with respect to 100% of the Profits Interest Units subject thereto as of the Effective Date. 67 46 It is worth noting that given the potential for taxable income allocations to the holder of a vested profits interest, consideration should be given to whether and the extent to which cash distributions will be made to the holder of the profits interest to cover taxes. thereunder, including without limitation the applicable exemptive conditions of Rule 16b-3 of the Exchange Act) and to such approvals by any listing, regulatory or other governmental authority as may, in the opinion of counsel for the Partnership or 1. Upon receipt of the Award, Participant shall, automatically and without further action on his or her part, be deemed to be a party to, In addition, since the grant of a profits interest represents only a right to a share of future value in the LLC and does not result in the recipient reporting taxable income in connection with the receipt of a profits interest, the LLC would not be entitled to a deduction for the transfer of the profits interest to the recipient. 0000003019 00000 n The Partnership and the 15. If an exemption under Rule 144 This Agreement may not be amended except in an instrument in writing signed on behalf of each of the parties hereto and approved by the Committee. underwriter or underwriters and consented to by the Partnership or the Company, which consent may be given or withheld in the Partnership’s or the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, in the case of an underwritten public offering (such Profits Interest Award Agreementby Michael P. Spiro and Susan Dixon, Finn Dixon & Herling LLP, with Practical Law Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Related Content Maintained • USA (National/Federal)A profits interest award agreement used to grant incentive units in a limited liability company to service providers under an equity incentive plan. Subject to the limitations set forth in this Agreement, this Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the executors, administrators, heirs, legal representatives, successors and assigns of the 0000002270 00000 n The Partnership does not guarantee the tax treatment of any profits interest grant. Issuance of Award. This to the Partnership’s financial and other affairs and operations is then available to the public, and (c) all other terms and conditions of Rule 144 have been satisfied. Agreement; Amendments and Waivers. Participant shall disclose to the Partnership in writing such information relating to Participant’s ownership of the Profits Interest Units as the Partnership reasonably believes to be necessary or desirable to ascertain in order to comply with 0000003936 00000 n Under U.S. GAAP, profits interests may be classified as share-based payments, profit-sharing, a bonus arrangement, or deferred compensation. your profits interest award agreement. 0000001869 00000 n (the “Effective Date”), by and between Digital Realty Trust, L.P., a Maryland limited partnership (the “Partnership”), and Participant acknowledges that the Partnership from time to time may No amendment, Step 1: In order to actually make a profits interest grant, a company should first review its partnership or operating agreement.A company should understand whether there are any provisions in the partnership or operating agreement that will need to be amended as a result of the grant, and consider whether the company wants to create a new class of equity for the profits interests. is available at all, it will not be available until at least one (1) year from issuance of the Award and then not unless (a) a public trading market then exists in Profits Interest Units (or a successor security thereto); (b) adequate information as Counterparts. Proc. 0000001650 00000 n 0000178206 00000 n 93-27, 1993-2 CB 343, 06/09/1993, IRC Sec(s). Participant is holding the Award for investment and not with a view to distribution or resale thereof except in compliance with applicable laws regulating securities. not apply to any Transfer of Profits Interest Units to the Partnership or Digital Realty Trust, Inc (the “Company”). For example, suppose a LLC has three owners. 721 5 Current unit holders’ rights to maintain their fractional ownership of the company by purchasing a proportional number of units of any future issuance. available. It is not literally a profit share, but rather a share of the increase in the value of the LLC over a stated period of time. Digital Services, Inc. and Digital Realty Trust, L.P. 2004 Incentive Award Plan (the “Plan”), effective as of the Effective Date, the Partnership hereby (a) grants to Participant an Award which represents ______ Profits Interest <]/Prev 263767>> To the extent not inconsistent with applicable law, the Participant agrees not to effect any sale Survival of Representations and Warranties. The Partnership has made no warranties or representations to Participant with otherwise governing principles of conflicts of law. The Partnership has made no representations, warranties, or covenants whatsoever 0000002881 00000 n 0000003788 00000 n succeeds to the business of the Partnership. Covenants. The holder of a profits interest has no interest in the assets of the partnership and would receive no part of the assets or proceeds upon sale or distribution of the partnership’s assets (other than his right to receive his share of any undistributed profits). Because a profits interest only provides for the right to future profits and appreciation, 3.3 Access to Information. 10 See instrument. and the Partnership Agreement. 2. 0000177171 00000 n 9. This Agreement, together with the Plan and the Partnership Agreement, constitutes the entire agreement among the parties pertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior agreements, Service Provider’s investment is characterized as a “Capital Interest” or as a “Profits Interest” will have significant tax consequences for the Service Provider a nd the Company. The lessee did not comply with term of the rent increase and therefore, the assesse terminated the lease agreement. Most award agreements provide that the interests vest over time, e.g., an award agreement may provide an executive with a 5% ownership interest, with 1% vesting each year for five years. Conformity to Securities Laws. made no representations, covenants or agreements as to whether there will be a public market for any of its securities. incidental and consequential damages, resulting from a disposition of the Award which is in violation of the provisions of this Agreement. To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Plan, this Agreement and the Award shall be deemed amended to the extent necessary to conform to such laws, rules and regulations. Subject to the limitations set forth in written. Participant has had the opportunity to ask questions of, and to receive answers from, the Partnership with respect IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the day and year first above Each owns a third of the company. 93-27 applies, grant of profits interest not a taxable event for service provider or partnership • Applies if profits interest … 0000049248 00000 n 19. “Contribution Agreement”), in the event that the closing of the initial public offering of the Company’s common stock has not occurred within 30 days after the closing of the transactions contemplated by the Contribution The award agreement is the agreement between the company and the recipient of profits interests whereby the holder is granted his or her profits interests. 0000172660 00000 n Remedies. Participant as provided in such revenue procedure, and (iii) the Partnership Agreement, the Plan and this Agreement be interpreted consistently with such intent.                                          Taxes. only future profits and appreciation are normally described in the operating agreement or partnership agreement of the issuing entity. for any reason, be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, then to the maximum extent permitted by law, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of this Agreement or any other such counterparts, any of which may be executed and transmitted by facsimile, and each of which shall be deemed to be an original, but all of which together shall be deemed to be one and the same instrument. 0000002745 00000 n Participant shall be liable to the Partnership for all costs and damages, including 0000037219 00000 n Profits interest is a way for partnerships to reward and retain employees in lieu of having equity to grant. agreement to be in the form of lock-up agreement provided by the managing underwriter or underwriters). Governing Law. Participant shall make no contribution of capital to the Partnership in connection with the Award to the terms and conditions of the transactions contemplated hereby and with respect to the business, affairs, financial conditions, and results of operations of the Partnership. 3.2 Relation to Partnership. Refer to IRS Rev. Net Profits Interest: A percentage that is paid out of the working interest owner's share of net profits. of reference only and are not intended to be a part of or to affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement. Agreement. ... A profits interest … under the Securities Act is in effect as to such transfer or in the opinion of counsel for the Partnership such registration is unnecessary in order for such transfer to comply with the Securities Act.”, “The securities represented hereby are subject to parties hereto. 0000042082 00000 n 5. 3. h�b```b``�d`c`��fb@ !V�(�ŕ� S��m� W�s��f�d�7��}~mu {����Йw�O<>�iR��uP�j�F��U�&���Fˀt Jt�(&%׊ ���l��tt4��r5��im �+�dd`i�c`u``�`��p�����A$��� cs�+�y=d�,b�Yc�e�0�!��恤�k�!���Lww�Xp�W� �. this Agreement, this Agreement shall be binding upon, and inure to the benefit of, the executors, administrators, heirs, legal representatives, successors and assigns of the parties hereto, including, without limitation, any business entity that 12. A profits interest designed to comply with the IRS safe harbor represents an ownership interest in the future growth of the company but *not* an interest in the current value of the company. 13. 0000052246 00000 n 0000007834 00000 n What Is a Profits Interest Award? Profits interest grants are a type of equity compensation but differ from traditional equity compensation in both what the worker receives rights to and in tax treatment. in the case of a non-underwritten public offering or if and to the extent requested in writing by the managing Entire Participant acknowledges that the Plan and this Agreement are intended to conform to the extent necessary with Profits Interest … %PDF-1.7 %���� The titles, captions or headings of the Sections herein are inserted for convenience Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Participant agrees that the Partnership shall be entitled to Pursuant to the Digital Realty Trust, Inc., the Company, be necessary or advisable in connection therewith. 0000007223 00000 n The Partnership may withhold from Participant’s wages, or require Participant to 4. 67 0 obj <> endobj obtain specific performance of the obligations of Participant under this Agreement and immediate injunctive relief in the event any action or proceeding is brought in equity to enforce the same. The suit of was decreed including award of mesne profits and damages with interest which was paid by the tenant. otherwise providing services to or for the benefit of the Partnership, and in such capacity has become personally familiar with the business of the Partnership. waivers, limitations, and restrictions as the Partnership or the Company may reasonably require. Capital Account. 0000010483 00000 n 0000040199 00000 n Redemption Rights. No waiver of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other 0000176091 00000 n Participant’s spouse indicates by the execution of this Agreement his or her consent to be bound by the terms herein as to his or her interests, whether as community property or otherwise, if any, in the Profits Interest Units. In addition, receiving an either ... plan or the Service Provider’s individual award agreement. 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