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CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC filed this Form 10-K on 02/08/2018
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12. Termination For Cause.  In the event that the Company determines a Participant’s Employment is terminated for Cause (as defined in the Plan), any SARs held by such Participant on the Date of Termination, whether vested or unvested, shall immediately expire.

13. Change in Control.  In the event of a Change in Control following which the Common Stock will not continue to be listed for trading on a national securities exchange, the Committee shall arrange for the substitution for any unvested SARs with the grant of a replacement award (the “Replacement Award”) to Participant of an option or stock appreciation right issued by the surviving or successor entity (or the ultimate parent thereof) in such Change in Control that meets all of the following criteria:

(a) Such Replacement Award shall be denominated in securities listed for trading following such Change in Control on a national securities exchange. 

(b) Such Replacement Award shall provide Participant with substantially the same economic value and benefits as provided by this SAR Agreement and the unvested SARs, including (i) an aggregate exercise or base price equal to the aggregate Base Price of the unvested SARs, (ii) an aggregate spread determined immediately after such Change in Control equal to the aggregate spread of the unvested SARs as determined immediately prior to such Change in Control, and (iii) a ratio of exercise price or base price to the fair market value of the stock subject to such Replacement Award, as determined immediately after the Change in Control, that is equal to the ratio of Base Price of the unvested SARs to the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock, as determined immediately prior to the Change in Control.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the substitution of the Replacement Award for the unvested SARs shall be done in a manner that complies with Section 409A of the Code.

(c) Such Replacement Award shall vest on the earlier to occur of the date the SARs would otherwise have vested under the terms of this SAR Agreement and the third anniversary of the Grant Date, subject to Participant’s continued employment with the surviving or successor entity (or a direct or indirect subsidiary or ultimate parent thereof) through such date, provided, however, that such Replacement Award will vest immediately if Participant’s employment is terminated by the surviving or successor entity Without Cause or by Participant for Good Reason, in either case at any time prior to the date of vesting of such Replacement Award.

(d) Notwithstanding Section 13(c), such Replacement Award shall vest immediately prior to (i) any transaction with respect to the surviving or successor entity (or parent or subsidiary company thereof) of substantially similar character to a Change in Control, or (ii) the securities underlying such Replacement Award ceasing to be listed on a national securities exchange.

Upon such substitution the unvested SARs and this SAR Agreement shall terminate and be of no further force and effect; but if the Committee does not or cannot provide for a Replacement Award meeting all of the terms set forth above, any unvested SARs shall vest immediately prior to such Change in Control and the Participant shall be entitled to exercise the SARs and receive upon such exercise the consideration to which Participant would have been entitled in such Change in Control




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