(b) Termination Following a Change in Control. If, upon a Change in Control of the Company or within the three years thereafter, Grantee’s employment with the Employer is terminated (i) by Grantee’s Employer for any reason other than Cause or (ii) by Grantee for Good Reason within 60 days following the expiration of the cure period afforded to the Company to rectify the condition giving rise to Good Reason, any unvested shares of the Restricted Stock shall vest in full and the restrictions set forth in Section 2 shall lapse in their entirety. For purposes of this Section 5(b):
(i) “Cause” means Grantee’s: (i) willful and continued failure to perform substantially Grantee’s duties with the Employer (other than any such failure resulting from incapacity due to physical or mental illness), following written demand for substantial performance delivered to Grantee by the Board or the Chief Executive Officer of the Company; or (ii) willful engagement in conduct that is materially injurious to the Employer. For purposes of this definition, no act or failure to act on the part of Grantee shall be considered “willful” unless it is done, or omitted to be done, by Grantee without reasonable belief that Grantee’s action or omission was in the best interests of Grantee’s Employer. The Company, acting through the Board, must notify Grantee in writing that Grantee’s employment is being terminated for “Cause”. The notice shall include a list of the factual findings used to sustain the judgment that Grantee’s employment is being terminated for “Cause”.
(ii) “Good Reason” means any of the following events or conditions that occur without Grantee’s written consent, and that remain in effect after notice has been provided by Grantee to the Company of such event or condition and the expiration of a 30 day cure period: (i) a material diminution in Grantee’s gross annual base salary (as in effect immediately prior to the Change in Control of the Company), target incentive opportunity under any Annual Cash Incentive Plan or long-term incentive award opportunity under any Long-Term Incentive Plan or Stock Incentive Plan; (ii) a material diminution in Grantee’s authority, duties, or responsibilities; (iii) a material diminution in the authority, duties, or responsibilities of the supervisor to whom Grantee is required to report, including a requirement that Grantee report to a corporate officer or employee instead of reporting directly to the Board; (iv) a material diminution in the budget over which Grantee retains authority; (v) a material change in the geographic location at which Grantee performs services; or (vi) any other action or inaction that constitutes a material breach by the Employer of Grantee’s employment agreement (if any). Grantee’s notification to the Company must be in writing and must occur within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 90 days, following the initial existence of the relevant event or condition. For purposes of this definition:
(1) “Annual Cash Incentive Plan” means any annual incentive plan, program or arrangement offered by the Employer pursuant to which Grantee is eligible to receive a cash award, subject in whole or in part to the achievement of performance goals over a period of no more than one year, including without limitation the QEP Resources, Inc. Cash Incentive Plan.
(2) “Long-Term Incentive Plan” means any long-term incentive plan, program or arrangement offered by the Employer pursuant to which Grantee is eligible to receive an award, subject in whole or in part to the achievement of performance goals over a period of more than one year, including without limitation the QEP Resources, Inc. Cash Incentive Plan.
(3) “Stock Incentive Plan” means any incentive plan offered by the Company pursuant to which upon or following vesting or exercise, as applicable, Grantee is entitled to receive shares of the Company’s Common Stock, including without limitation the Plan.