The grants, each made September 30, 2016, are an award of 5,000 restricted stock units and an award of non-qualified stock options to purchase up to 80,000 shares of Bsquare common stock. The option has a 10-year term and an exercise price of $4.92 per share, which was the closing price of Bsquare's common stock on the grant date. The restricted stock units and option each vest annually in equal installments over four years from the grant date, with the first vesting date on September 30, 2017, subject to Mr. Frith's continued service relationship with Bsquare.
The grants were approved by the Bsquare Board of Directors on August 30, 2016, including a majority of its independent directors. In accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4), the grants were made as an inducement material to Mr. Frith's entering into an employment relationship with Bsquare.
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