RIGEL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
2000 EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN
Approved by the Board of Directors August 18, 2000
Approved by Stockholders September 11, 2000
Amended and Restated April 24, 2003
Approved By Stockholders June 20, 2003
Amended January 31, 2007
Approved by Stockholders May 31, 2007
Amended by the Compensation Committee January 20, 2010
Amended by the Board of Directors February 4, 2014
Approved by the Stockholders May 20, 2014
Amended by the Compensation Committee December 9, 2020
Amended by the Board of Directors January 25, 2021
Approved by the Stockholders May 18, 2021
The Board or the Committee may from time to time grant or provide for the grant of rights to purchase Common Stock of the Company under the Plan to eligible employees (an “Offering”) on a date or dates (the “Offering Date(s)”) selected by the Board or the Committee. Each Offering shall be in such form and shall contain such terms and conditions as the Board or the Committee shall deem appropriate, which shall comply with the requirements of Section 423(b)(5) of the Code that all employees granted rights to purchase stock under the Plan shall have the same rights and privileges. The terms and conditions of an Offering shall be incorporated by reference into the Plan and treated as part of the Plan. The provisions of separate Offerings need not be identical, but each Offering shall include (through incorporation of the provisions of this Plan by reference in the document comprising the Offering or otherwise) the period during which the Offering shall be effective, which period shall not exceed twenty-seven (27) months beginning with the Offering Date, and the substance of the provisions contained in paragraphs 5 through 8, inclusive.
The Company shall seek to obtain from each federal, state, foreign or other regulatory commission or agency having jurisdiction over the Plan such authority as may be required to issue and sell shares of stock upon exercise of the rights granted under the Plan. If, after reasonable efforts, the Company is unable to obtain from any such regulatory commission or agency the authority which counsel for the Company deems necessary for the lawful issuance and sale of stock under the Plan, the Company shall be relieved from any liability for failure to issue and sell stock upon exercise of such rights unless and until such authority is obtained.
Proceeds from the sale of stock pursuant to rights granted under the Plan shall constitute general funds of the Company.
A participant shall not be deemed to be the holder of, or to have any of the rights of a holder with respect to, any shares subject to rights granted under the Plan unless and until the participant’s shareholdings acquired upon exercise of rights under the Plan are recorded in the books of the Company.
It is expressly contemplated that the Board may amend the Plan in any respect the Board deems necessary or advisable to provide eligible employees with the maximum benefits provided or to be provided under the provisions of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder relating to employee stock purchase plans and/or to bring the Plan and/or rights granted under it into compliance therewith.
The Plan shall become effective simultaneously with the effectiveness of the Company’s registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the initial public offering of shares of the Company’s Common Stock (the “Effective Date”), but no rights granted under the Plan shall be exercised unless and until the Plan has been approved by the stockholders of the Company within twelve (12) months before or after the date the Plan is adopted by the Board, which date may be prior to the Effective Date.