INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS STOCK UNIT AWARD AGREEMENT
This Independent Directors Stock Unit Award Agreement (this Agreement) is dated as of
this ___ day of January, 2006 (the Grant Date), and is between Herbalife Ltd. (the
WHEREAS, the Company, by action of the Board and approval of its shareholders established the
Herbalife Ltd. 2005 Stock Incentive Plan (the
WHEREAS, the Company, by action of the Board established the Herbalife Ltd. Independent Directors
Deferred Compensation and Stock Unit Plan (the Independent
WHEREAS, the Board has determined that Participant is an independent director of the Company and
the Company desires to encourage Participant to own Common Shares for the purposes stated in
Section 1 of the Plan and the Independent Directors Plan;
WHEREAS, Participant and the Company have entered into this Agreement to govern the terms of the
Stock Unit Award (as defined below) granted to Participant by the
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, the parties hereto agree as follows:
Defined terms in the Plan and the Independent Directors Plan shall have the same meaning in this
Agreement, except where the context otherwise requires.
2. Grant of Stock Units
On the Grant Date, the Company hereby grants to Participant an Award of Stock Units
(the Award) in accordance with the Independent Directors Plan and Section 9 of the Plan
and subject to the conditions set forth in this Agreement, the Independent Directors Plan and the
Plan (each as amended from time to time). Each Stock Unit represents the right to receive one
Common Share (as adjusted from time to time pursuant to Section 12 of the Plan) subject to the
fulfillment of the vesting and other conditions set forth in this Agreement. By accepting the
Award, Participant irrevocably agrees on behalf of Participant and Participants successors and
permitted assigns to all of the terms and conditions of the Award as set forth in or pursuant to
this Agreement, the Independent Directors Plan and the Plan (as each may be amended from time to
Participants Stock Units and rights in and to the Common Shares shall not be vested as of the
Grant Date and shall be forfeitable unless and until otherwise vested pursuant to the terms of this
Agreement. Subject to Participants continued service as a member of the Board, the Award shall
become vested with respect to 25% of the Stock Units awarded hereunder on each of April 15, 2006,
July 15, 2006, October 15, 2006 and January 15, 2007 (each such date a Vesting Date).
Stock Units awarded hereunder that have vested and are no longer subject to forfeiture are referred
to herein as Vested Units. Stock Units awarded hereunder that are not vested and remain
subject to forfeiture are referred to herein as Unvested Units.
4. Deferred Payment
(a) On the Grant Date the Stock Units granted hereunder shall be credited to the Participants
Deferral Account pursuant to Section 5 of the Independent Directors Plan.
(b) Subject to Participants continuous service as a member of the Board, on the third
anniversary of the Grant Date, there shall be credited to Participants Deferral Account one Common
Share in exchange for each Vested Unit then held in Participants Deferral Account.
(c) In the event that Participant ceases to serve as a member of the Board for any reason
prior to the third anniversary of the Grant Date, the Company shall, within thirty (30) days
following such cessation, subject to Paragraph 12(e) hereof and Section 16 of the Plan, issue to
Participant a number of Common Shares equal to the number of Vested Units held in Participants
Deferral Account at the time of such cessation.
5. Status of Participant
Participant shall have no rights as a stockholder (including, without limitation, any voting or
dividend rights with respect to the Common Shares subject to the Award) with respect to either the
Stock Units granted hereunder or the Common Shares underlying the Stock Units, unless and until
such Common Shares are issued pursuant to the terms of the Independent Directors Plan, and then
only to the extent of such issued Common Shares.
6. Effect of Termination of Employment; Change in Control
(a) General. Except as provided in Paragraphs 6(b), (c) or (d), upon the cessation of
Participants service as a member of the Board for any reason, the Unvested Units shall be
forfeited by Participant and cancelled and surrendered to the Company without payment of any
consideration to Participant.
(b) Death; Disability. Upon the cessation of Participants service as a member of the
Board by reason of Participants of death or disability (as such term if defined in Section 22(e)
of the Code), all Unvested Units shall vest as of the date of such termination of employment.
(c) Change in Control. Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, the vesting of the
Award shall be accelerated such that 100% of the aggregate number of Stock Units subject to the
Award (as set forth in Paragraph 2 above) shall be or become Vested Units as of immediately prior
to the consummation of the Change in Control.
7. Withholding and Disposition of Common Shares
(a) Generally. Participant is liable and responsible for all taxes owed in connection
with the Award, regardless of any action the Company takes with respect to any tax withholding
obligations that arise in connection with the Award. The Company does not make any representation
or undertaking regarding the treatment of any tax withholding in connection with the grant or
vesting of the Award or the subsequent sale of Common Shares issuable pursuant to the Award. The
Company does not commit and is under no obligation to structure the Award to reduce or eliminate
Participants tax liability.
(b) Payment of Withholding Taxes. Prior to any event in connection with the Award
(e.g., vesting or payment in respect of the Award) that the Company determines may result in any
domestic or foreign tax withholding obligation, whether national, federal, state or local,
including any social tax obligation (the Tax Withholding Obligation), Participant is
arrange for the satisfaction of the amount of such Tax Withholding Obligation in a manner
acceptable to the Company.
(i) By Withholding Common Shares. Unless Participant elects to satisfy the Tax
Withholding Obligation by an alternative means in accordance with Paragraph 7(b)(ii), Participants
acceptance of this Award constitutes Participants instruction and authorization to the Company to
withhold on Participants behalf the number of Common Shares from those Common Shares issuable to
Participant at the time when the Award becomes vested as the Company determines to be sufficient to
satisfy the Tax Withholding Obligation.
(ii) By Other Payment. At any time not less than five (5) business days before any
Tax Withholding Obligation arises (e.g., a distribution date). Participant may notify the Company
of Participants election to pay Participants Tax Withholding Obligation by wire transfer,
cashiers check or other means permitted by the Company. In such case, Participant shall satisfy
his or her tax withholding obligation by paying to the Company on such date as it shall specify an
amount that the Company determines is sufficient to satisfy the expected Tax Withholding Obligation
by (i) wire transfer to such account as the Company may direct, (ii) delivery of a cashiers check
payable to the Company, Attn: General Counsel, at the Companys principal executive offices, or
such other address as the Company may from time to time direct, or (iii) such other means as the
Company may establish or permit. Participant agrees and acknowledges that prior to the date the
Tax Withholding Obligation arises, the Company will be required to estimate the amount of the Tax
Withholding Obligation and accordingly may require the amount paid to the Company under this
Paragraph 7(b)(ii) to be more than the minimum amount that may actually be due and that, if
Participant has not delivered payment of a sufficient amount to the Company to satisfy the Tax
Withholding Obligation (regardless of whether as a result of the Company underestimating the
required payment or Participant failing to timely make the required payment), the additional Tax
Withholding Obligation amounts shall be satisfied in the manner specified in Paragraph 7(b)(i).
8. Plan Controls
The terms of this Agreement are governed by the terms of the Independent Directors Plan and the
Plan, as both exist on the Grant Date and as amended from time to time. In the event of any
conflict between the provisions of this Agreement and the provisions of the Independent Directors
Plan and/or the Plan, the terms of the Independent Directors Plan or the Plan (as applicable) shall
control, except as expressly stated otherwise in this Agreement. The term Section generally
refers to provisions within the Independent Directors Plan or the Plan; provided, however, the term
Paragraph shall refer to a provision of this Agreement.
9. Limitation on Rights; No Right to Future Grants; Extraordinary Item
By entering into this Agreement and accepting the Award, Participant acknowledges that: (a)
Participants participation in the Plan is voluntary and (b) the grant of the Award will not be
interpreted to form an employment relationship with the Company or any Subsidiary. The Company
shall be under no obligation whatsoever to advise Participant of the existence, maturity or
termination of any of Participants rights hereunder and Participant shall be responsible for
familiarizing himself or herself with all matters contained herein and in the Plan which may affect
any of Participants rights or privileges hereunder.
10. Committee Authority
Any question concerning the interpretation of this Agreement or the Plan, any adjustments required
to be made under the Plan, and any controversy that may arise under the Plan or this Agreement
shall be determined by the Committee (including any Subcommittee or other person(s) to whom the
Committee has delegated its authority) in its sole and absolute discretion. Such decision by the
Committee shall be final and binding.
11. Transfer Restrictions
Any sale, transfer, assignment, encumbrance, pledge, 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 (i) Unvested Units, (ii) Vested Units
or (iii) Common Shares subject to such Unvested Units or Vested Units shall be strictly prohibited
and void; provided, however, Participant may assign or transfer the Award to the extent permitted
under the Independent Directors Plan, provided that the Award shall be subject to all the terms and
condition of the Independent Directors Plan, the Plan, this Agreement and any other terms required
by the Committee as a condition to such transfer.
12. General Provisions
(a) 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 right hereunder.
(b) Undertaking. Participant hereby agrees 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 Participant or the
Award pursuant to the express provisions of this Agreement.
(c) Entire Contract. This Agreement and the Plan constitute the entire contract
between the parties hereto with regard to the subject matter hereof. 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.
(d) 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 Participant and
Participants 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.
(e) Securities Law Compliance. The Company may impose such restrictions, conditions
or limitations as it determines appropriate as to the timing and manner of any resales by
Participant or other subsequent transfers by Participant of any Common Shares issued as a result of
or under this Award, including without limitation (i) restrictions under an insider trading policy,
(ii) restrictions that may be necessary in the absence of an effective registration statement under
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, covering the Award and/or the Common Shares underlying the
Award and (iii) restrictions as to the use of a specified brokerage firm or other
agent for such resales or other transfers. Any sale of the Common Shares must also comply
with other applicable laws and regulations governing the sale of such shares.
(f) Electronic Delivery. The Company may, in its sole discretion, decide to deliver
any documents related to any awards granted under the Plan by electronic means or to request
Participants consent to participate in the Plan by electronic means. Participant hereby consents
to receive such documents by electronic delivery and, if requested, to agree to participate in the
Plan through an on-line or electronic system established and maintained by the Company or another
third party designated by the Company, and such consent shall remain in effect throughout
Participants term of service with the Company and thereafter until withdrawn in writing by
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have executed this Agreement as of the date first above