EX-10.10 7 a2159701zex-10_10.htm EXHIBIT 10-10

Exhibit 10.10




This Waiver and Agreement, dated as of the     day of        2005 (this “Agreement”) is being entered into by and between ITC HOLDINGS CORP., a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Michigan (the “Company”) and the person identified on Schedule A hereto (each such person, the “Employee”).  All capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings set forth in the Management Stockholder’s Agreement entered into by and between the Company and the Employee (the “Stockholder’s Agreement”).


WHEREAS, the Company contemplates issuing and selling shares of Common Stock in an initial public offering pursuant to a Registration Statement on Form S-1 (the “Registration Statement”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in accordance with applicable law (the “IPO”); and


WHEREAS, it is contemplated that International Transmission Holdings Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”) will also sell shares of Common Stock held by the Partnership in the IPO; and


WHEREAS, pursuant to the Stockholder’s Agreement, the Employee is entitled to register a portion of the Employee’s shares of Stock pursuant to the Registration Statement and, generally, in the same pro rata percentage, as the Partnership sells shares of Common Stock in the IPO (such entitlement, the “Piggyback Right”); and


WHEREAS, the Company desires that the Employee waive any rights the Employee may have to exercise the Executive’s Piggyback Right with respect to the shares of Stock that the Employee may register in connection with the IPO, the number of which shall be set forth on Schedule A attached hereto (such shares, the “IPO Piggyback Shares”), in exchange for the Company waiving certain restrictions on transferability that are currently, and would continue to be, imposed on such shares if the Employee did not exercise the Employee’s Piggyback Right with respect to such shares in connection with the IPO.


NOW, THEREFORE, for the mutual promises and consideration set forth herein, the Company and the Employee agree as follows:


SECTION 1.1.   Waivers.


(a)                                  Company Waiver.  Upon the closing of the contemplated IPO, the Company hereby waives those certain restrictions on transferability imposed on the IPO Piggyback Shares pursuant to Section 3 of the Stockholder’s Agreement and Section 6 of that certain Restricted Stock Award Agreement between the Company and the Employee to the following extent:  the Employee may sell or otherwise dispose of all or any portion of the IPO Piggyback Shares pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-8 to be filed with the SEC by the Company concurrently with the contemplated IPO.


(b)                                 Employee Waiver.  Effective upon the closing of the contemplated IPO, Employee hereby waives the Employee’s Piggyback Right with respect to the IPO Piggyback Shares.



SECTION 1.2.   Miscellaneous.


(a)                                  Construction and Governing Law. This Agreement shall be construed together with, and as part of, the Stockholder’s Agreement, and shall be deemed an amendment thereto to the extent applicable.  This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Michigan, as such laws are applied to agreements to be performed entirely in such jurisdictions, and hereby incorporates by reference the provisions of Section 17 (Binding Effect), Section 20(b) (Arbitration), Section 20(d) (Legal Fees), and Section 24 (Notices) of the Stockholder’s Agreement.


(b)                                 Termination of Agreement.  This Agreement shall terminate and be of no further force and effect on such date as the Company reasonably determines that the contemplated IPO will not occur, in which case the Company shall promptly provide the Employee written notice of such determination, which notice shall contain the date on which this Agreement has terminated.


(c)                                  Amendment.  Subject to Section 1.2 (a) above, this Agreement may only be amended or modified by written agreement by each of the Company and the Employee.


(d)                                 Counterparts.   This Agreement may be signed in counterparts, each of which shall be an original, with the same effect as if the signatures thereto and hereto were upon the same instrument.


This Agreement shall become effective as of the date and year first written above.





























Schedule A


IPO Piggyback Shares:                 





Basic Info X:

Type: Waiver
Date: June 30, 2005
Company: ITC Holdings Corp.
State: Michigan

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