|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2018
|Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]|
NOTE 6 — SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
We have granted restricted stock, restricted stock units and phantom units (collectively, “Restricted Stock”), as well as unrestricted stock and stock options, to employees, directors and outside consultants under the Tellurian Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan, as amended (the “2016 Plan”), and the Amended and Restated Tellurian Investments Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Legacy Plan”). The maximum number of shares of Tellurian common stock authorized for issuance under the 2016 Plan is 40 million shares of common stock and no further awards can be granted under the Legacy Plan.
Upon the vesting of restricted stock, shares of common stock will be released to the employee. Upon the vesting of restricted stock units, the units will be converted into shares of common stock and released to the employee. Beginning in March 2018, we began issuing phantom units that may be settled in either cash, stock, or a combination thereof.
As of March 31, 2018, we have granted approximately 23.9 million shares of performance-based Restricted Stock, of which approximately 19.8 million shares will vest entirely based upon an affirmative final investment decision (“FID”) by the Company’s board of directors, as defined in the award agreements, and approximately 3.4 million shares will vest in one-third increments at FID and the first and second anniversary of FID. The remaining shares of performance-based Restricted Stock, totaling approximately 0.7 million shares, will vest based on other criteria. As of March 31, 2018, no expense has been recognized in connection with performance-based Restricted Stock.
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, the recognized share-based compensation expense related to all share-based awards totaled approximately $1.3 million. As of March 31, 2018, unrecognized compensation expense, based on the grant date fair value, for all share-based awards totaled approximately $197.3 million. Further, the approximately 23.9 million shares of performance-based Restricted Stock and approximately 2.0 million stock options outstanding have been excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share because including them would have been antidilutive for the periods presented.
The entire disclosure for compensation-related costs for equity-based compensation, which may include disclosure of policies, compensation plan details, allocation of equity compensation, incentive distributions, equity-based arrangements to obtain goods and services, deferred compensation arrangements, employee stock ownership plan details and employee stock purchase plan details.
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