As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 31, 2011

Registration No. 333-             

 

 

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

FORM S-8

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

YANDEX N.V.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Netherlands

 

N/A

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or
Organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification
No.)

 

Laan Copes van Cattenburch 52

The Hague, The Netherlands, 2585 GB.

 

N/A

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Amended and Restated 2007 Share Incentive Plan

(Full Title of the Plans)

 

Yandex Inc.
299 S. California Ave, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306

(Name and Address of Agent For Service)

 

1-650-838-0880

(Telephone Number, Including Area Code, of Agent For Service)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer o

 

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

 

Smaller reporting company o

 

(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Plan

 

Title of Securities to
be Registered

 

Amount to be
Registered(1)

 

Proposed Maximum
Offering Price Per
Share

 

Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering Price

 

Amount of
Registration Fee

 

Amended and Restated 2007 Share Incentive Plan (outstanding options)

 

Class A ordinary shares

 

15,380,299 shares

 

$0.83 to $25.00

 

$65,827,680.00

(2)

$7,543.85

 

Amended and Restated 2007 Share Incentive Plan (unallocated shares)

 

Class A ordinary shares

 

13,481,248 shares

 

$25.69(3)

 

$346,333,261.12

(3)

$39,689.79

 

Ex-plan options

 

Class A ordinary shares

 

313,600 shares

 

$0.01

 

$3,136.00

 

$0.36

 

TOTAL

 

Class A ordinary shares

 

29,175,147 shares

 

 

 

$47,234.00

 

(1)                                  In accordance with Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this registration statement shall be deemed to cover any additional securities that may from time to time be offered or issued to prevent dilution resulting from share splits, share dividends or similar transactions.

 

(2)                                  Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee in accordance with Rule 457(h) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The price per share and aggregate offering price are calculated on the basis of $4.28, the weighted average exercise price of the shares subject to outstanding share option grants under the Amended and Restated 2007 Share Incentive Plan.

 

(3)                                  Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rules 457(c) and 457(h) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and based upon the average of the high and low prices of the Registrant’s Class A ordinary shares as reported on the Nasdaq Global Select Market on October 26, 2011.

 

 

 



 

PART I
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

 

Item 1.    Plan Information.

 

The information required by Item 1 is included in documents sent or given to participants in the plan covered by this registration statement pursuant to Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).

 

Item 2.    Registrant Information and Employee Plan Annual Information.

 

The written statement required by Item 2 is included in documents sent or given to participants in the plans covered by this registration statement pursuant to Rule 428(b)(1) of the Securities Act.

 

PART II
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

Item 3.    Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

 

The registrant is subject to the informational and reporting requirements of Sections 13(a), 14, and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) applicable to foreign private issuers, and in accordance therewith files reports and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”).   The following documents, which are on file with the Commission, are incorporated in this registration statement by reference:

 

(a)           The registrant’s latest annual report filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act or the latest prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act that contains audited financial statements for the registrant’s latest fiscal year for which such statements have been filed.

 

(b)           All other reports filed pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act since the end of the fiscal year covered by the document referred to in (a) above.

 

(c)           The description of the securities contained in the registrant’s registration statement on Form 8-A filed under the Exchange Act, including any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description.

 

All documents subsequently filed by the registrant pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Exchange Act, prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference in this registration statement and to be part hereof from the date of the filing of such documents.  Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for the purposes of this registration statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement.  Any statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this registration statement.

 

Item 4.    Description of Securities.

 

Not applicable.

 

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Item 5.    Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

 

Van Doorne, N.V. has opined as to the legality of the securities being offered by this registration statement.

 

Item 6.    Indemnification of Directors and Officers.

 

Although Dutch law does not expressly provide for the indemnification of officers and directors, the concept of indemnification of directors of a company for liabilities arising from their actions as members of the board is, in principle, accepted in the Netherlands. The registrant’s articles of association provide for indemnification of executive and non-executive directors and senior management by the company to the fullest extent permitted by Dutch law against liabilities, expenses and amounts paid in settlement relating to claims, actions, suits or proceedings to which a director or member of senior management becomes a party as a result of his or her position.

 

In addition, the registrant maintains insurance on behalf of its directors and executive officers insuring them against any liability asserted against them in their capacities as directors or officers or arising out of such status.

 

Item 7.    Exemption from Registration Claimed.

 

Not applicable.

 

Item 8.    Exhibits.

 

The Exhibit Index immediately preceding the exhibits is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.    Undertakings.

 

1.             Item 512(a) of Regulation S-K.  The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)           To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

(i)            To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

 

(ii)           To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement; and

 

(iii)          To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

 

provided, however, that paragraphs (i) and (ii) do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement.

 

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(2)           That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3)           To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

2.             Item 512(b) of Regulation S-K.  The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

3.             Item 512(h) of Regulation S-K.  Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, on October 31, 2011.

 

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

 

 

By:

/S/ ARKADY VOLOZH

 

 

Arkady Volozh

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY AND SIGNATURES

 

We, the undersigned officers and members of the board of directors of Yandex N.V., hereby severally constitute and appoint Arkady Volozh and Alexander Shulgin, and each of them singly, our true and lawful attorneys with full power to them, and each of them singly, to sign for us and in our names in the capacities indicated below, the registration statement on Form S-8 filed herewith and any and all subsequent amendments to said registration statement, and generally to do all such things in our names and on our behalf in our capacities as officers and directors to enable Yandex N.V. to comply with the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and all requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, hereby ratifying and confirming our signatures as they may be signed by our said attorneys, or any of them, to said registration statement and any and all amendments thereto.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

Signatures

 

Title

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ ARKADY VOLOZH

 

 

 

October 31, 2011

Arkady Volozh

 

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ ILYA SEGALOVICH

 

 

 

October 31, 2011

Ilya Segalovich

 

Executive Director and Chief Technology Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ ALFRED FENAUGHTY

 

 

 

 

Alfred Fenaughty

 

Chairman and Non-Executive Director

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Cole

 

Chairman Emeritus and Non-Executive Director

 

October     , 2011

 

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/S/ JOHN BOYNTON

 

 

 

 

John Boynton

 

Non-Executive Director

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ ESTHER DYSON

 

 

 

 

Esther Dyson

 

Non-Executive Director

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ ELENA IVASHENTSEVA

 

 

 

 

Elena Ivashentseva

 

Non-Executive Director

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ CHARLES E. RYAN

 

 

 

 

Charles E. Ryan

 

Non-Executive Director

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ ALEXANDER VOLOSHIN

 

 

 

 

Alexander Voloshin

 

Non-Executive Director

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ ALEXANDER SHULGIN

 

 

 

 

Alexander Shulgin

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/S/ JOHN DOWDY

 

 

 

 

John Dowdy

 

Chief Accounting Officer

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YANDEX INC.

 

Authorized Representative in the United States

 

October 31, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/S/ JOHN DOWDY

 

 

 

 

Name:

John Dowdy

 

 

 

 

Title:

Chief Accounting Officer

 

 

 

 

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Number

 

Description

 

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

4.1

 

Articles of Association

 

Incorporated by reference to Exhibit No. 3.2 to the registration statement on Form F-1 (file no. 333-173766)

 

 

 

 

 

5.1

 

Opinion of Van Doorne, N.V., counsel to the Registrant

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

23.1

 

Consent of Van Doorne, N.V. (included in Exhibit No. 5.1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.2

 

Consent of ZAO Deloitte & Touche CIS, Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

Power of attorney (included on the signature pages of this registration statement)

 

 

 

 

 

 

99.1

 

Amended and Restated 2007 Share Incentive Plan

 

Filed herewith

 

 

 

 

 

99.2

 

Form of Notice of Option Grant under the Amended and Restated 2007 Share Incentive Plan

 

Filed herewith

 

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Exhibit 5.1

 

Yandex N.V.

Jachthavenweg 121

Laan Copes van Cattenburch 52

1081 KM Amsterdam

2585 GB The Hague

P.O. Box 75265

The Netherlands

1070 AG Amsterdam

 

The Netherlands

 

 

 

Date

28 October 2011

 

Your ref.

-

T +31 20 6789 123

Our ref.

40.00.1002

F +31 20 6789 589

Subject

Yandex N.V. Amended and Restated 2007 Share Option Plan

 

 

Dear Sirs,

 

We, Van Doorne N.V., have acted as special legal advisers to Yandex N.V. (the “Company”) on certain matters of Dutch law in connection with a registration statement on Form S-8 to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Registration Statement”) relating to an aggregate of 28,861,547 Class A Ordinary Shares with a nominal value of EUR 0.01 each in the capital of the Company (the “Plan Option Shares”) issuable under the Company’s Amended and Restated 2007 Share Option Plan (the “Plan”) and an aggregate of 313,600 Class A Ordinary Shares with a nominal value of EUR 0.01 each in the capital of the Company (the “Ex-Plan Option Shares” and together with the Plan Option Shares, the “Option Shares”).

 

For the purpose of this legal opinion we have examined and relied on the documents listed in the Schedule (the “Documents”) and such other documents as we in our absolute discretion have deemed relevant.

 

In connection with our examination and in giving the opinions expressed below we have assumed:

 

a)                  the genuineness of the signatures on the Documents, the authenticity and completeness of the Documents submitted to us as originals, the conformity to the original documents of any Documents submitted to us as drafts, (electronic or hard) copies or translations and the authenticity and completeness of the original documents;

 

b)                 that (i) the Board of Directors of the Company has resolved to grant options in respect of the Plan Option Shares, (ii) the Company and the optionees have entered into Notices of Option Grant for options in respect of the Plan Option Shares, (iii) the options in respect of the Option Shares are exercisable at the time of their exercise, (iv) the optionees at the time of any given exercise (a) have issued Notices of Option Exercise for options in respect of the Plan Option Shares and (b) have exercised the option rights in respect of the Ex-Plan Option Shares, (v) following any given exercise

 



 

the Option Shares will have been issued by the Company to and accepted by the optionees and (vi) for each Option Share issued a consideration will be paid to the Company with a value at least equal to the nominal amount thereof and any premium agreed upon;

 

c)                  that the Extract, and the factual confirmations contained in the Corporate Resolutions, accurately and completely reflect the matters purported to be evidenced thereby; and

 

d)                 that the Board at the time of the grant of options in respect of the Plan Option Shares shall have been designated as the competent authority (i) to issue shares in the capital of the Company and (ii) to exclude the pre-emptive rights (voorkeursrecht) of other shareholders;

 

e)                  that the authorised share capital (maatschappelijk kapitaal) of the Company allows for the issue of the Option Shares from time to time;

 

f)                    that the issue of the Option Shares will not require the Company to publish a prospectus or equivalent document under the provisions of Chapter 5.1 of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht); and

 

g)                 that any foreign law which may apply with respect to any of the Documents or the transactions contemplated thereby does not affect this legal opinion;

 

This legal opinion is given only with respect to Dutch law in force as at the date hereof and as applied and generally interpreted on the basis of case-law published on the date hereof. We do not assume any obligation to advise you (or any other person entitled to rely on this legal opinion) of subsequent changes in Dutch law or in the interpretation thereof.

 

Based on and subject to the foregoing and subject to the qualifications set out below and matters of fact, documents or events not disclosed to us, we express the following opinion:

 

1                      Upon the issue of the Option Shares and upon payment in full of the exercise price for the Option Shares, the Option Shares will have been validly issued and fully-paid and will be non-assessable.

 

The opinion expressed above is subject to the following qualification:

 

(A)            The term “non-assessable” as used in this legal opinion means that the holder of a share will not by reason of merely being such holder, be subject to assessment of calls by the Company or its creditors for further payment on such share.

 

This legal opinion is strictly limited to the matters stated herein and is not to be read as extending by implication to any other matters in connection with the Documents or otherwise. This legal opinion is given subject to, and may only be relied upon on, the express condition that (i) Van Doorne N.V. is the exclusive party issuing this legal opinion, (ii) in respect of Dutch legal concepts, which are expressed in this legal opinion in English terms, the original Dutch terms shall prevail and (iii) this legal opinion shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, Dutch law.

 

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This legal opinion is strictly limited to the matters stated herein and may not be read by implication as extending to matters not specifically referred to and may only be relied upon in connection with transactions contemplated by the Registration Statement. We hereby consent to the filing of this legal opinion in connection with the Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not admit that we come within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

 

Yours faithfully,

Van Doorne N.V.

 

/s/ R.J. Botter

 

R.J. Botter

 

 

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SCHEDULE

 

1                                         a copy of the Plan;

 

2                                         a copy of the Minutes of the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company, held on 11 September 2008, a copy of the Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company, held on 6 November 2008 and a copy of the Minutes of the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company, held on 4 May 2011 (together the “Corporate Resolutions”);

 

3                                         a copy of the Articles of Association of the Company as amended on 27 May 2011 (the “Articles of Association”);

 

4                                         an extract in respect of the Dutch Company from the Commercial Register (Handelsregister), dated 28 October 2011 (the “Extract”); and

 

5                                         a copy of the Registration Statement.

 

* * *

 

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Exhibit 23.2

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our report dated March 30, 2011 (April 28, 2011 as to the convenience translation described in Note 2) relating to the consolidated financial statements of Yandex N.V. and subsidiaries (the “Company”) (which report expresses an unqualified opinion and also comprehended the translation of Russian Rouble amounts into U.S. dollar amounts presented solely for the convenience of readers in the United States of America) appearing in the Prospectus dated May 24, 2011 filed by the Company, pursuant to Rule 424(b)(1) under the Securities Act of 1933, relating to the Company’s Registration Statement No. 333-173766 on Form S-1.

 

Moscow, Russia

October 28, 2011

 


Exhibit 99.1

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED 2007 SHARE OPTION PLAN

 

1.             Introduction.

 

(a)           This Amended and Restated 2007 Share Option Plan (the “Plan”) of Yandex N.V. (the “Company”) amends and restates in its entirety the Company’s 2007 Share Option Plan originally adopted on February 7, 2007 and amended as of October 11, 2007 (the “Original Plan”).

 

(b)           The Original Plan provided for the grant of options to purchase ordinary shares in the capital of the Company. Pursuant to a Deed of Amendment of the Company’s Articles of Association (the “Amendment”) to become effective concurrently with the effectiveness of this Plan (the “Amendment Date”), the Company is authorizing three new classes of ordinary shares: Class A ordinary shares, par value €0.01 per share (“Class A Shares”); Class B ordinary shares, par value €0.10 per share (“Class B Shares”); and Class C ordinary shares, par value €0.09 per share.  The Class A Shares and the Class B Shares are together referred to herein as “Shares”. Upon the effectiveness of the Amendment, every 10 ordinary shares issued and outstanding will convert and combine into one Class B Share (the “Combination”).

 

(c)           Each Option outstanding on the Amendment Date (each, an “Outstanding Option”) shall, following the Amendment Date, entitle the holder thereof to acquire either Class A Shares or Class B Shares, as provided herein, and the number of Shares issuable upon exercise thereof, and the Exercise Price thereof, shall be appropriately adjusted to give effect to the Combination.

 

(d)           Additional options may be granted under this Plan following the Amendment Date (“New Options”) for the acquisition of Class A Shares pursuant to the terms hereof. The Outstanding Options and New Options are together referred to herein as “Options”.

 

2.             Purpose.

 

The purpose of this Plan is to advance the interests of the Company’s shareholders by enhancing the ability of the Company and its subsidiaries (together, the “Group”) to attract, retain and motivate persons who are expected to make important contributions to the Group.  This Plan allows the Company to provide such persons with equity ownership opportunities and incentives that are intended to better align the interests of such persons with those of the Company’s shareholders.

 

3.             Eligibility.

 

All employees, officers, advisors and consultants of the Group and members of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company (the “Eligible Participants”) are eligible to be granted Options to purchase Shares under the Plan.  Each person who receives an Option under the Plan is called an “Optionee”.

 



 

4.             Administration of Plan.

 

The Plan will be administered by the Board or, if so resolved by the Board, the Compensation Committee thereof (the Board or the Compensation Committee, as the case may be, is referred to herein as the “Administrator”).  The Board shall have the authority to grant New Options, and the Administrator to adopt, amend and repeal such administrative rules, guidelines and practices relating to the Plan as it deems advisable.  The Administrator may construe and interpret the terms of the Plan and any Options granted under the Plan.  The Administrator may correct any defect, supply any omission or reconcile any inconsistency in the Plan or any Option in the manner and to the extent it shall deem expedient to carry the Plan into effect.  All decisions by the Administrator shall be made in its sole discretion, and shall be final and binding on all persons having or claiming any interest in the Plan or in any Option.

 

5.             Number of Shares Available for Options.

 

Subject to adjustment under Section 7 (Adjustments for Changes in Shares and Certain Other Events), grants of Options (including Outstanding Options) may be made under the Plan for up to a maximum number of Shares equal to ten percent (10%) of the aggregate number of Class A Shares and Class B Shares issued and outstanding (by number) from time to time. If any Option expires or is terminated, surrendered or canceled without having been fully exercised, the unissued Shares covered by such Option shall again be available for the grant of New Options under the Plan.

 

6.             Share Options.

 

(a)           General. The Administrator may determine the number of Class A Shares to be covered by each New Option (together with Shares subject to Outstanding Options, the “Option Shares”), the exercise price per Share of each Option (the “Exercise Price”) and the conditions and limitations applicable to the exercise of each Option, as it considers necessary or advisable.  Each Option shall be evidenced by a Notice of Option Grant in a form approved by the Administrator (a “Notice of Grant”).  Each Notice of Grant may contain terms and conditions in addition to, or which modify, those set forth in the Plan.

 

(b)           Exercise Price.  The Exercise Price per Share of a New Option shall be the Fair Market Value (as defined below) of the Class A Shares on the date of grant.

 

(c)           Vesting.

 

(1)           Vesting Schedule.  Unless otherwise provided by the Administrator in a particular Notice of Grant, Options shall vest in installments over four (4) years, with four-sixteenths (4/16) of the Option Shares vesting on the last day of the 12th calendar month following the date of grant, and an additional one-sixteenth (1/16) of the Option Shares vesting on the last day of each third calendar month thereafter, until all such Option Shares are fully vested and exercisable. The Option Shares shall only vest if the Optionee continues to be an Eligible Participant at the time of each vesting date.  The right of exercise shall be cumulative, so that if the Option is not exercised to the maximum extent possible during any exercise period, it shall be exercisable, in whole or in part, with respect to all vested Shares not so purchased.

 

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(2)           Accelerated Vesting.

 

(i)            If an Optionee ceases to be an Eligible Participant within three (3) months following the consummation of a Change of Control (as defined below) either (a) because of termination by the Optionee for Good Reason (as defined below) or (b) because of termination by the Group for any reason other than for Cause (as defined below), the Option(s) held by such Optionee shall become fully vested and immediately exercisable.

 

(ii)           For purposes of this Plan, the following terms shall have the following definitions:

 

Good Reason” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following circumstances (unless expressly consented to in writing by the Optionee or corrected within thirty (30) days of notice to the Company that the Optionee intends to terminate his or her relationship with the Group for Good Reason as a result thereof): (a) a reduction in (i) the Optionee’s annual target gross compensation, (ii) the percentage of the Optionee’s target compensation that is fixed or (iii) the Optionee’s employee benefits as in effect on the date of the Change of Control (but excluding any reduction resulting merely from currency exchange fluctuations); (b) a requirement that the Optionee be based full time at a Group office more than eighty (80) kilometers from the Group office at which the Optionee is principally engaged immediately prior to the date of the Change of Control; (c) a material reduction in the position, duties or responsibilities of the Optionee as in effect on the date of the Change of Control; or (d) the failure by the Group to pay the Optionee any portion of his or her current compensation within seven (7) days of the date such compensation is due or any portion of his or her compensation under any deferred compensation program of the Group within thirty (30) days of the date such compensation is due.

 

Cause” shall mean (a) an act of fraud, embezzlement or theft by the Optionee; (b) intentional wrongful damage by the Optionee to the property or business of the Group; (c) intentional wrongful disclosure by the Optionee of secret processes or confidential information of the Group; or (d) intentional failure or refusal of the Optionee to comply with the conditions of any employment, consulting or advisory agreement with a Group company, unless such failure or refusal to comply is required by applicable law.

 

Change of Control” shall mean (a) the acquisition (other than by the Company and other than through a public offering) by any person, entity or group (excluding, for this purpose, the Company or its subsidiaries, or any employee benefit plan of the Company or its subsidiaries which acquires beneficial ownership of voting securities of the Company) of the beneficial ownership of at least 50% of the voting power of the Company’s then-outstanding voting securities; (b) the approval by the shareholders of the Company of a reorganization, merger or consolidation as a result of which the shareholders of the Company immediately prior to such event do not, immediately thereafter, own more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the reorganized, merged or consolidated Company’s then-outstanding voting securities; (c) a liquidation or dissolution of the Company (other than pursuant to the Bankruptcy Act (Faillissementswet)); or (d) the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company. A sale or other transfer by an existing shareholder of any of the shares in the Company to a person or entity that is part of the same group of which the shareholder is part, or a sale or other transfer by an existing shareholder of any of its shares in the Company to another existing shareholder, shall not constitute a Change of Control.

 

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(d)           Exercise of Option.

 

(1)           Duration of Options.  Subject to the terms of the Plan, Options may be exercised by the Optionee within the period of ten (10) years from the date of grant (the “Term of Exercise”). Except as provided in subparagraphs (d)(3) and (f)(1) below, upon ceasing to be an Eligible Participant, the Optionee will have ninety (90) days to exercise the Option(s), provided that an Option shall be exercisable only to the extent that the Option was exercisable by the Optionee on the date the Optionee ceased to be an Eligible Participant.

 

(2)           Exercise Procedure.

 

(i)            Options may be exercised by delivery to the Company of a written notice of exercise (the “Notice of Exercise”) signed by the Optionee (or his or her authorized representative), substantially in the form of the Notice of Exercise attached to the Notice of Option Grant, or by any other form of notice (including electronic notice) approved by the Administrator, together with payment in full as specified in clause (e) (Payment upon Exercise) of Section 6 (Share Options) for the number of Option Shares for which the Option is exercised. Option Shares will be issued by the Company to the Optionee, by way of a written document or notarial deed as required by Dutch law or the Articles of Association of the Company, as soon as practicable following exercise.

 

(ii)           As a condition of exercise of any Option prior to the closing of an initial public offering and listing of the Class A Shares (or depositary shares representing such Class A Shares) on an internationally recognized stock exchange (the “IPO”), the Optionee (or the person to whom an Option is transferred by will or the laws of descent and distribution, if applicable) shall be required to become a party to the Amended and Restated Shareholders Agreement of the Company dated as of the Amendment Date, as further amended from time to time (the “Shareholders Agreement”), by executing a deed of adherence, in the form attached as Annex C to the Notice of Exercise.  Execution and delivery of such deed of adherence shall cause the Optionee to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Shareholders Agreement.

 

(iii)          The Company will not be obligated to issue any Shares pursuant to the Plan until (i) all conditions of the Option have been met to the satisfaction of the Company, (ii) in the opinion of the Company’s counsel, all other legal matters in connection with the issuance of such Shares have been satisfied, including any applicable securities laws and any applicable stock exchange or stock market rules and regulations, (iii) the Optionee has executed and delivered to the Company such representations or agreements as the Company may consider appropriate to satisfy the requirements of any applicable laws, rules or regulations, and (iv) with respect to any exercise of Options prior to the closing of an IPO, and any exercise of Options to acquire Class B Shares, whether before or after the closing of an IPO, the Optionee has become a party to the Shareholders Agreement by executing a deed of adherence.

 

(iv)          All exercises and purchases of Option Shares shall be subject to any necessary consents of the authorities in The Netherlands, the Russian Federation or elsewhere under statutes or regulations then in force and it shall be the responsibility of the Optionee to comply with any requirements to be fulfilled in order to obtain or obviate the necessity for any such consent.

 

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(3)           Exercise upon Death or Disability of Optionee.

 

(i)            If an Optionee dies or becomes Disabled (as defined below) prior to the expiration of the Term of Exercise, the Option shall be exercisable within the period of nine (9) months from the date of such death or disability, by the Optionee or by the person to whom the Option is transferred by will or laws of descent and distribution, as the case may be; provided that the Option shall be exercisable only to the extent that the Option was exercisable by the Optionee on the date of his or her death or disability. Notwithstanding the foregoing, at any time prior to an IPO, in lieu of issuing vested Shares upon any exercise of an Option following the death or disability of the Optionee, the Company may, at its option, provide to the Optionee (or his or her heir or estate, if applicable) cash in an amount equal to the aggregate Fair Market Value thereof minus the aggregate Exercise Price therefor.

 

(ii)           The Company (or its nominee) will have the right to repurchase all Option Shares issued upon an earlier exercise of an Option at a price per Share equal to the Fair Market Value thereof within the period of twelve (12) months from the date of death or disability of the Optionee.  The Optionee (or his or her heir or estate, if applicable) agrees to execute any sale and transfer documentation, by way of notarial deed, required in connection with such transfer. Notwithstanding the foregoing, such repurchase right of the Company shall terminate upon the closing of an IPO.

 

(iii)          For purposes of this Plan, “Disabled” shall mean having a physical or mental infirmity that impairs the Optionee’s ability to perform his or her duties for the Group for a period of one hundred eighty (180) consecutive days, and “date of disability” shall be the earlier of the 180th day of such disability or such date as may be agreed by the Optionee and the Administrator.

 

(iv)          For purposes of this Plan, “Fair Market Value” shall mean (A) at any time when the Class A Shares (or depositary shares representing such Class A Shares) are not publicly traded on an internationally recognized stock exchange, the price per Share most recently determined by the Board, in its sole discretion, to be the fair market value thereof, which determination shall be made at least once every six calendar months; and (B) at any time when the Class A Shares (or depositary shares representing such Class A Shares) are publicly traded on an internationally recognized stock exchange, the closing price thereof (as adjusted to account for the ratio of Class A Shares to such depositary shares, if necessary) on the date of such determination.

 

(e)           Payment Upon Exercise.  Shares purchased upon the exercise of an Option granted under the Plan shall be paid for as follows:

 

(1)           in cash (by check or wire transfer), payable to the order of the Company; or

 

(2)           if the Class A Shares (or depositary shares representing such Class A Shares) are then traded on an internationally recognized stock exchange, by (A) delivery of an irrevocable and unconditional undertaking by a creditworthy broker to deliver promptly to the Company sufficient funds to pay the exercise price due and any required tax withholding, or (B) delivery by the Optionee to the Company of a copy of irrevocable and unconditional instructions to a creditworthy broker to deliver promptly to the Company cash or a check sufficient to pay the exercise price due and any required tax withholding.

 

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(f)            Cancellation; Repurchases.

 

(1)           Cancellation of Options; Repurchase of Issued Option Shares.  If (A) the Optionee’s relationship with the Group is terminated for Cause, (B) the Optionee’s relationship with the Group terminates for any reason and the Optionee thereafter assists a competitor of the Group in any way within one (1) year of such termination or (C) the Optionee discloses confidential information about the Group’s business or harms the Group’s reputation or public image by disparagement, then:

 

(i)            the right to exercise any Option shall immediately terminate and the Option shall be cancelled; and

 

(ii)           if such event occurs prior to the closing of the IPO, the Optionee shall promptly transfer to the Company (or its nominee) any Shares previously issued pursuant to an exercise of an Option in exchange for an amount equal to the original Exercise Price paid per Share.  The Optionee agrees to execute any sale and transfer documentation, by way of notarial deed, required in connection with such sale and transfer.

 

(2)           Company Right of Repurchase. In addition to the Company’s right of repurchase set forth in Section 6(f)(1) above, if the Optionee’s relationship with the Group terminates for any reason, the Company (or its nominee) shall have the right to repurchase any or all of the Shares acquired by the Optionee pursuant to the exercise of an Option not more than three (3) years prior to the termination of such relationship, at a price per Share equal to the Fair Market Value thereof. The Optionee agrees to execute any sale and transfer documentation, by way of notarial deed, required in connection with such transfer within sixty (60) days following termination of such relationship.  In addition, in lieu of issuing vested Shares upon any exercise of an Option following such termination, the Company may, at its option, provide to the Optionee cash in an amount equal to the aggregate Fair Market Value thereof minus the aggregate Exercise Price therefor.

 

(3)           Termination of Repurchase Rights. The repurchase rights of the Company set forth in paragraph (1)(ii) and paragraph (2) above shall terminate upon the closing of an IPO.

 

(g)           Provisions with Respect to Outstanding Options.

 

(1)           Adjustments to Outstanding Options.  Following the Amendment Date, each Outstanding Option will be exercisable for either Class B Shares or Class A Shares, as provided herein. The number of Shares subject to each such Outstanding Option and the Exercise Price thereof shall be appropriately adjusted to give effect to the Combination.  Other than as provided in this Section 6(g), each Outstanding Option shall remain in full force and effect and shall continue to be governed by the Plan.

 

(2)           Exercise Procedure for Outstanding Options. Outstanding Options may be exercised by delivery to the Company of a written Notice of Exercise signed by the Optionee (or his or her authorized representative) in the form of an amended Notice of Exercise to be approved by the Administrator, or by any other form of notice (including electronic notice) approved by the Administrator, together with payment in full as specified in Section 6(e) for the number of Shares for which the Outstanding Option is exercised.  The following provisions shall apply with respect to the class of Shares to be issued upon any such exercise:

 

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(i)            Exercise for Immediate Sale.  In the event that an Optionee wishes to exercise an Outstanding Option and immediately sell the Shares issuable upon such exercise, the Optionee shall so indicate on the Notice of Exercise, and the Company shall issue Class A Shares upon such exercise.

 

(ii)           Exercise other than for Immediate Sale.  In the event that an Optionee wishes to exercise an Outstanding Option and does not intend immediately to sell the Shares issuable upon such exercise, the Optionee shall be entitled to receive either Class A Shares or Class B Shares upon such exercise, and shall provide appropriate instructions in the Notice of Exercise as to the class of Shares to be issued.

 

7.             Adjustments for Changes in Shares and Certain Other Events.

 

(a)           Changes in Capitalization.  In the event of any share split, reverse share split, share dividend, recapitalization, combination of shares, reclassification of shares, spin-off or other similar change in capitalization or event, or any dividend or distribution to holders of Shares other than an ordinary cash dividend, (i) the number and class of securities available under this Plan and (ii) the number and class of securities and Exercise Price per Share of each outstanding Option shall be equitably adjusted by the Company (or substituted Options may be made, if applicable) in the manner determined by the Board.

 

(b)           Change of Control.  In connection with a Change of Control, the Board may take any one or more of the following actions as to all or any (or any portion of) outstanding Options on such terms as the Board determines: (i) provide that Options shall be assumed, or substantially equivalent Options shall be substituted, by the acquiring or succeeding corporation (or an affiliate thereof), (ii) upon written notice to an Optionee, provide that the Optionee’s unexercised Options will terminate immediately prior to the consummation of such Change of Control unless exercised by the Optionee within a specified period following the date of such notice, (iii) provide that outstanding Options shall become exercisable, realizable, or deliverable, or restrictions applicable to an Option shall lapse, in whole or in part, prior to or upon such Change of Control, (iv) in the event of a Change of Control under the terms of which holders of Shares will receive upon consummation thereof a cash payment for each share surrendered in the Change of Control (the “Acquisition Price”), make or provide for a cash payment to an Optionee equal to the excess, if any, of (A) the Acquisition Price times the number of Shares subject to the Optionee’s Options (to the extent the Exercise Price does not exceed the Acquisition Price) over (B) the aggregate Exercise Price of all such outstanding Options and any applicable tax withholdings, in exchange for the termination of such Options, (v) provide that, in connection with a liquidation or dissolution of the Company, Options shall convert into the right to receive liquidation proceeds (if applicable, net of the Exercise Price thereof and any applicable tax withholdings) and (vi) any combination of the foregoing.  In taking any of the actions permitted under this Section 7(b), the Board shall not be obligated by the Plan to treat all Options, all Options held by an Optionee, or all Options of the same type, identically.

 

For purposes of clause 7(b)(i) above, an Option shall be considered assumed if, following consummation of the Change of Control, the Option confers the right to purchase, for each Share subject to the Option immediately prior to the consummation of the Change of Control, the consideration (whether cash, securities or other property) received as a result of the Change of Control by holders of Shares for each Share held immediately prior to the consummation of the Change of Control (and if holders were offered a choice of consideration, the type of consideration chosen by the holders of a majority of the

 

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outstanding Shares); provided, however, that if the consideration received as a result of the Change of Control is not solely shares of the acquiring or succeeding corporation (or an affiliate thereof), the Company may, with the consent of the acquiring or succeeding corporation, provide for the consideration to be received upon the exercise of Options to consist solely of shares of the acquiring or succeeding corporation (or an affiliate thereof) equivalent in value (as determined by the Board) to the per Share consideration received by holders of outstanding Shares as a result of the Change of Control.

 

8.             General Provisions Applicable to Options.

 

(a)           Transferability of Options.

 

(1)           Except as the Administrator may otherwise provide in a Notice of Grant or in any other agreement between an Optionee and the Company, and other than a transfer pursuant to the Optionee’s will or the laws of descent and distribution, the Optionee shall not sell, assign, transfer, pledge, hypothecate or otherwise dispose of, by operation of law or otherwise, any Option or any interest therein.

 

(2)           Class A Shares purchased upon exercise of an Option may be transferred only (i) if the Company’s Class A Shares (or depositary shares representing such Class A Shares) are publicly traded on a recognized international stock exchange and there are no other restrictions on the sale of Class A Shares or (ii) fifty percent (50%) or more of the voting power of the Shares are sold to a third-party buyer in one or a series of related transactions, in which case the Optionee shall have the right to participate in such sale pro-rata with the other shareholders of the Company if such third-party buyer elects to offer to purchase such Option Shares.  Any transfer of Shares pursuant to clause (ii) above shall be executed by way of a notarial deed if so required.

 

(3)           Class B Shares may only be transferred as provided in the Articles of Association of the Company.

 

(b)           Discretion.  The terms of each Option need not be identical, and the Administrator need not treat Optionees uniformly. The Administrator may at any time provide that any Option shall become immediately exercisable in full or in part, free of some or all restrictions or conditions.

 

(c)           Withholding.  The fiscal and social security consequences (both employer (where applicable) and employee) arising from accepting the grant of an Option or exercising an Option shall be borne by the Optionee.  Where in relation to Options granted, the Group is liable, or in accordance with current practice is believed to be liable, under any statute or regulation or is otherwise to account to any revenue or other authority for sums in respect of any tax or social security liability of the Optionee, then it may impose such conditions upon the exercise of the Option as are necessary to ensure that it is able to meet such liabilities, including if necessary a condition that no exercise may take place unless the Group has been provided by the Optionee with cash funds sufficient to meet any withholding requirement in any jurisdiction.  As an alternative to the Optionee providing such cash funds, he or she may enter into arrangements acceptable to the Administrator to secure that such cash funds are available (whether by authorizing the sale of some or all of the Option Shares on his/her behalf and the payment to the Group of the relevant amount of the proceeds of the sale, or otherwise).

 

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(d)           Amendment of Options.

 

(1)           The Administrator may amend, modify or terminate any outstanding Option, including, but not limited to, substituting therefor another Option of the same or a different type, or changing the date of exercise or realization.  The Optionee’s consent to such action shall be required unless (i) the Administrator determines that the action, taking into account any related action, would not materially and adversely affect the Optionee’s rights under the Plan or (ii) the change is permitted under Section 7.

 

(2)           The Administrator may amend any outstanding Option granted under the Plan to provide an Exercise Price per Share that is lower than the then-current Exercise Price per Share of such outstanding Option.  The Administrator may also cancel any outstanding award (whether or not granted under the Plan) and grant in substitution therefor new Options under the Plan covering the same or a different number of Shares and having an Exercise Price per Share lower than the then-current Exercise Price per Share of the cancelled award.

 

(e)           Agreement in Connection with Public Offering. Each Optionee agrees, in connection with the IPO, (i) not to sell, make short sale of, loan, grant any options for the purchase of, or otherwise dispose of any Shares held by such Optionee (other than those Shares included in the offering) without the prior written consent of the Company or the underwriters managing such initial underwritten public offering of the Company’s securities for a period of up to 180 days from the closing of such public offering, and (ii) to execute any agreement reflecting clause (i) above as may be requested by the Company or the managing underwriters at the time of such offering.

 

(f)            Failure to Transfer Shares.  Any failure on the part of an Optionee (or his or her estate, as the case may be) to transfer any Shares to the Company (or its nominee) as may be required pursuant to the terms of this Plan, and to execute such notarial deed(s) as may be required in connection therewith, shall result in a cash penalty payable by the Optionee (or his or her estate, as the case may be) to the Company of an amount equal to the aggregate then-current Fair Market Value of the Shares subject to such transfer.

 

9.             Miscellaneous.

 

(a)           No Right To Employment or Other Status.  No person shall have any claim or right to be granted an Option, and the grant of an Option shall not be construed as giving an Optionee the right to continued employment or any other relationship with the Group.  The Company expressly reserves the right at any time to dismiss or otherwise terminate its relationship with an Optionee free from any liability or claim under the Plan, except as expressly provided in the applicable Option.

 

(b)           No Rights As Shareholder.  Subject to the provisions of the applicable Option, no Optionee or designated beneficiary of an Optionee shall have any rights as a shareholder with respect to any Shares to be distributed with respect to an Option until becoming the record holder of such Shares.

 

(c)           Term of Plan.

 

(1)           The Plan was originally adopted on February 7, 2007 and was amended on October 11, 2007, and was further amended and restated in the form hereof on

 

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the Amendment Date.  No Options shall be granted under the Plan after October 11, 2017, but Options previously granted may extend beyond that date and be governed by the provisions of the Plan.

 

(2)           Prior to October 11, 2017, the Board may at any time resolve to terminate the Plan and that no further Options will be granted under the Plan, but Options previously granted may extend beyond that date and be governed by the provisions of the Plan.

 

(d)           Amendment of Plan.  Subject to any shareholder approval requirements under the rules of any stock exchange that are applicable to the Company at any time, the Board may amend or suspend the Plan or any portion thereof at any time. Unless otherwise specified in the amendment, any amendment to the Plan adopted in accordance with this Section 9(d) shall apply to, and be binding on the holders of, all Options outstanding under the Plan at the time the amendment is adopted, provided the Board determines that such amendment does not materially and adversely affect the rights of Optionees under the Plan.

 

(e)           Authorization of Sub-Plans.  The Board may from time to time establish one or more sub-plans under the Plan for purposes of satisfying applicable securities or tax laws of various jurisdictions.  The Board shall establish such sub-plans by adopting supplements to this Plan containing (i) such limitations on the Board’s or the Compensation Committee’s discretion under the Plan as the Board deems necessary or desirable or (ii) such additional terms and conditions not otherwise inconsistent with the Plan as the Board shall deem necessary or desirable.  All supplements adopted by the Board shall be deemed to be part of the Plan, but each supplement shall apply only to Optionees within the affected jurisdiction and the Company shall not be required to provide copies of any supplement to Optionees in any jurisdiction which is not the subject of such supplement.

 

(f)            Governing Law.  The provisions of the Plan and all Options made hereunder shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands, without giving effect to the conflicts of law principles thereof.

 

(g)           Disputes.  All disputes arising in connection with the provisions of this Plan shall be settled in accordance with the arbitration rules of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (Nederlands Arbitrage Instituut).  The arbitral tribunal shall be composed of three (3) arbitrators.  The place of arbitration shall be Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The arbitral proceedings shall be conducted in the English language.  The arbitral tribunal shall decided according to the rules of law.

 

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Exhibit 99.2

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

NOTICE OF OPTION GRANT

 

Pursuant to the Yandex N.V. Amended and Restated 2007 Share Option Plan

 

This Notice of Option Grant evidences the grant by Yandex N.V. (the “Company”) of a share option (the “Option”) to the person listed below (the “Optionee”) pursuant to the Company’s Amended and Restated 2007 Share Option Plan (the “Plan”), a copy of which is attached as Annex A.  Terms defined in the Plan shall have the same defined meanings herein.  The Option shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and this Notice of Option Grant.  Subject to such terms, this Option may be exercised by delivery of a completed Notice of Option Exercise substantially in the form of Annex B and a Deed of Adherence substantially in the form of Annex C.

 

The terms of your Option are as follows:

 

Name of Optionee:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Number of Option Shares (subject to adjustment in accordance with the Plan):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise Price per Share (subject to adjustment in accordance with the Plan):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expiration Date:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vesting Schedule:

 

Date

 

Number of Shares That Vest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·, 2008 [calendar month end following first anniversary]

 

 

 

·

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last day of each full third calendar month after ·, 2008 through ·, 2011

 

 

 

·

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Any other variations from the terms of the Plan to be set out here:]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Optionee and the Company have executed this Notice of Option Grant as of ·, 200  :

 

 

OPTIONEE

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

 

[NAME]

 

Title:

 

 

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ANNEX A

 

AMENDED AND RESTATED 2007 SHARE OPTION PLAN

 



 

ANNEX B

 

NOTICE OF OPTION EXERCISE

 

 

Date:

 

 

 

Yandex N.V.

c/o Yandex LLC

1, building 21, Samokatnaya St.

Moscow 111033

Russia

 

Attention:  Finance Director

 

Dear Sir or Madam:

 

I am the holder of an Option granted to me under the Yandex N.V. (the “Company”) Amended and Restated 2007 Share Option Plan on [DATE OF GRANT] for the purchase of [TOTAL NUMBER OF SHARES SUBJECT TO OPTION] Class A shares of the Company at a purchase price of [OPTION EXERCISE PRICE] per share.

 

I hereby exercise my option to purchase [NUMBER OF SHARES TO BE PURCHASED] Class A shares (the “Option Shares”), for which I [have enclosed [CASH/PERSONAL CHECK/WIRE TRANSFER] in the amount of [TOTAL PRICE PAID FOR OPTION SHARES EXERCISED]] [OR] [deliver together with this Notice of Option Exercise an irrevocable and unconditional undertaking by a creditworthy broker to deliver promptly to the Company sufficient funds to pay the exercise price and any required tax withholding].  [Please use the following details in a draft notarial deed of share issuance:]

 

Name(s):

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

 

 

 

[Attached please find a Deed of Adherence to the Shareholders’ Agreement of the Company, duly executed by me.]

 

Very truly yours,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Signature)