Amendment to Letter Agreement

Form of Executive Change of Control Agreement


EX-10.26 3 dp07634_1026.htm

Exhibit 10.26


November 20, 2007 Amendment to November 1, 2005 Offer Letter between Callidus Software and Leslie Stretch


Effective December 1, 2007, as authorized by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2007, you will be promoted to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Callidus Software Inc., and your offer letter dated November 1, 2005  (“Offer Letter”) is hereby amended effective on your assumption of such position to reflect your new position, as well as the following new compensation and terms:


Starting December 1, 2007, your annualized base salary will be raised to $350,000.  Your annual target bonus opportunity will be 100% of your base salary.


For the second half of fiscal 2007, 5/6 of the bonus shall be based on prior compensation and plan, and 1/6 of bonus shall be based on new CEO compensation and plan.


On November 30, 2007, you will be granted 400,000 non-qualified stock options, with vesting over four years and an exercise price equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the grant date.


Your severance amount upon an involuntary termination without cause, subject to you signing a full release, is also hereby modified to be the following severance in lieu of the amounts set forth in the Offer Letter:



One year of your base salary and target bonus, which shall be paid no later than March 15 of the year following the year of your termination.



If you elect to continue your medical coverage under COBRA, the Company shall pay for such coverage, at the same cost to you as before the termination of employment, until the end of the 12-month period after the date of termination of employment.







/s/ V. Holly Albert

By: V. Holly Albert, Senior Vice President and General Counsel






Leslie J. Stretch

Leslie J. Stretch


Date: November 20, 2007



EX-10.7 3 f51247exv10w7.htm EX-10.7


Form of Executive Change of Control Agreement
(Full Double-Trigger)


[Full Name]
Callidus Software Inc.
160 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Dear [First Name]:

This letter modifies any Stock Option Agreement or Restricted Stock Unit Agreement or other agreement documenting any equity award (as applicable, any “Equity Award Agreement”) or Employment Agreement you may now or hereafter have with respect to the common stock of Callidus Software Inc. (the “Company”) and any prior agreement between you and the Company regarding the Equity Award Agreements including, without limitation, any prior change of control agreement(s). This letter provides for accelerated vesting of your Callidus stock options, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units and other equity-based awards, as applicable (collectively, the “Equity Awards”) under the conditions described below.

If, within 18 months after a “Change in Control,” your employment is terminated by the Company without “Cause” or by you for “Good Reason,” you shall receive 100% vesting of your Equity Awards.

Section 409A. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement, if you are determined to be a “specified employee” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (“Section 409A”) and the regulations thereunder, as of the date of your “separation from service” as defined in Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(h) (or any successor regulation), and if any payments or entitlements provided for in this Agreement constitute a “deferral of compensation” within the meaning of Section 409A and therefore cannot be paid or provided in the manner provided herein without subjecting you to additional tax, interest or penalties under Section 409A, then any such payment and/or entitlement which would have been payable during the first six months following your “separation from service” shall instead be paid or provided to you in a lump sum payment on the first business day immediately following the six-month anniversary of your “separation from service”. If this payment has had to be deferred in this way for six months after your separation from service, then the lump sum payment will also include interest on the deferred payment or payments at a per annum rate equal to the highest rate of interest not exceeding 4% applicable to six-month money market accounts on the date of such “separation from service” offered by the following institutions: Citibank N.A., Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. or Bank of America. Except for the foregoing interest payment, nothing in this Section shall increase the amount due under this Agreement or otherwise from the Company to you. In addition, any payments or benefits due hereunder upon a termination of your employment which are a “deferral of compensation” within the meaning of Section 409A shall only be payable or provided to you (or your estate) upon (or, to the extent provided for in this paragraph, following the six-month anniversary of) your “separation from service” as defined in Section 409A.

     For purposes of the above:

     (a) “Cause” means the occurrence of any one or more of the following:

     (i) any material act of misconduct or dishonesty by you in the performance of your duties;

     (ii) any willful and material failure by you to perform your duties;

     (iii) any material breach of any employment agreement, confidentiality agreement or proprietary information agreement;

     (iv) your conviction of (or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to) a misdemeanor involving theft, embezzlement, dishonesty or moral turpitude or a felony; provided that in the case of clauses (i) through (iii), you



shall have a period of 30 days from written notice by the Company to cure such action or omission unless not reasonably susceptible of cure.

(b) “Good Reason” means:

     (i) any reduction in your base salary or annual target bonus;

     (ii) any material reduction in your other benefits;

     (iii) any material reduction in your duties, responsibilities, or authority; or

     (iv) a requirement that you relocate to a location more than 35 miles from your then current office location.

(c) “Change in Control” means:

     (i) The acquisition by any “person” (as such term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act) of “beneficial ownership” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under said Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total voting power represented by the Company’s then outstanding voting securities (it being understood that securities owned by any person on the date hereof shall not be counted against such limit with respect to such person); or

     (ii) A change in the composition of the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) occurring within a rolling 2 year period, as a result of which fewer than a majority of the directors are Incumbent Directors. “Incumbent Directors” shall mean directors who either (A) are members of the Board as of the date hereof, or (B) are elected, or nominated for election, to the Board with the affirmative votes of at least a majority of the Incumbent Directors at the time of such election or nomination (but shall not include an individual not otherwise an Incumbent Director whose election or nomination is in connection with an actual or threatened proxy contest relating to the election of directors to the Board); or

     (iii) A merger or consolidation involving the Company other than a merger or consolidation which would result in the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the Surviving Entity (including the parent corporation of such Surviving Entity)) at least fifty percent (50%) of the total voting power represented by the voting securities of the Company or such Surviving Entity outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation, or a sale or disposition by the Company of all or substantially all the Company’s assets.

The term “Surviving Entity” shall refer to the entity surviving the merger, consolidation or sale of substantially all of the assets and continuing with the assets or business of the Company in the case of a Change of Control event described in clause (iii) above.

The modification to the terms of the vesting schedule of your Equity Awards as described in this letter has been approved by the Board and is effective immediately.


[Signing Officer Name]
[Signing Officer Title]

AGREED AND ACCEPTED this ____ day of                      20_.








[Full Name]