Exhibit 6.8

 

XSPAND PRODUCTS LAB, INC. 

OMNIBUS INCENTIVE PLAN

  

Article I

 

PURPOSE AND ADOPTION OF THE PLAN

 

1.01.        Purpose. The purpose of the Xspand Products Lab, Inc. Omnibus Incentive Plan (as amended from time to time, the “Plan”) is to assist in attracting and retaining highly competent employees, directors and Consultants, to act as an incentive in motivating selected employees, directors and Consultants of the Corporation and its Affiliates to achieve long-term corporate objectives.

 

1.02.        Adoption and Term. The Plan shall be effective on February 9, 2018 (the “Effective Date”). The Plan shall remain in effect until terminated by action of the Board.

 

Article II

 

DEFINITIONS

 

For the purpose of this Plan, capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:

  

2.01.        Affiliate means an entity in which the Corporation has a controlling interest or such entity has a controlling interest in the Corporation, in either case directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries; provided, however, for purposes of any grant of an Incentive Stock Option, “Affiliate” means a corporation which, for purposes of Section 424 of the Code, is a parent or subsidiary of the Corporation, directly or indirectly. For purposes of this definition, the term “controlling interest” shall have the meaning given such term with respect to Section 409A of the Code and Treas. Reg. Sec. 1.409A-1(b)(5)(iii)(E)(1).

 

2.02.        Award means any one or a combination of Non-Qualified Stock Options or Incentive Stock Options described in Article VI, Stock Appreciation Rights described in Article VI, Restricted Shares and Restricted Stock Units described in Article VII, Performance Awards described in Article VIII, other stock-based Awards described in Article IX, or any other award made under the terms of the Plan.

 

2.03.        Award Agreement means a written agreement between the Corporation and a Participant or a written acknowledgment from the Corporation to a Participant specifically setting forth the terms and conditions of an Award granted under the Plan.

 

2.04.        Award Period means, with respect to an Award, the period of time, if any, set forth in the Award Agreement during which specified target performance goals must be achieved or other conditions set forth in the Award Agreement must be satisfied.

 

2.05.        Beneficiary means an individual, trust or estate who or which, by a written designation of the Participant filed with the Corporation, or if no such written designation is filed, by operation of law, succeeds to the rights and obligations of the Participant under the Plan and the Award Agreement upon the Participant’s death.

 

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2.06.        Board means the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

 

2.07.        Cause unless otherwise defined in the applicable Award Agreement, shall have the same meaning as that term is defined in a Participant’s offer letter or other applicable employment agreement; or, if there is no such definition, “Cause” means the (a) commission of any act of fraud, embezzlement or dishonesty by the Participant, (b) any unauthorized use or disclosure by the Participant of confidential information or trade secrets of the Corporation (or any Affiliate), or (c) any other intentional misconduct by such person adversely affecting the business or affairs of the Corporation (or any Affiliate) in a material manner. The foregoing definition shall not in any way preclude or restrict the right of the Corporation (or any Parent or Subsidiary) to discharge or dismiss any Participant for any other acts or omissions, but such other acts or omissions shall not be deemed, for purposes of the Plan, to constitute grounds for termination for Cause.

 

2.08.        Change in Control means, and shall be deemed to have occurred upon the occurrence of, any one of the following events:

 

(a)         The acquisition in one or more transactions, other than from the Corporation, by any individual, entity or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act), other than the Corporation, an Affiliate or any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Corporation or an Affiliate, of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of a number of the Company’s Voting Securities in excess of 50% of the Company’s Voting Securities;

 

(b)         The consummation (i.e. closing) of a reorganization, merger or consolidation involving the Corporation, unless, following such reorganization, merger or consolidation, all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the respective beneficial owners of the Outstanding Common Stock and the Company’s Voting Securities immediately prior to such reorganization, merger or consolidation, following such reorganization, merger or consolidation beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors or trustees, as the case may be, of the entity resulting from such reorganization, merger or consolidation in substantially the same proportion as their ownership of the Outstanding Common Stock and the Company’s Voting Securities immediately prior to such reorganization, merger or consolidation, as the case may be;

 

(c)         The consummation (i.e. closing) of a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all the assets of the Corporation, unless, following such sale or disposition, all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the respective beneficial owners of the Outstanding Common Stock and the Company’s Voting Securities immediately prior to such sale or disposition, following such sale or disposition beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors or trustees, as the case may be, of the entity purchasing such assets in substantially the same proportion as their ownership of the Outstanding Common Stock and the Company’s Voting Securities immediately prior to such sale or disposition, as the case may be; or

 

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(d)         a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Corporation.

 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any payment pursuant to a Section 409A Covered Award that is triggered upon a Change in Control, a transaction shall not be deemed to be a Change in Control unless such transaction constitutes a “change in control event” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code.

 

2.09.        Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. References to a section of the Code shall include that section and any comparable section or sections of any future legislation that amends, supplements or supersedes said section.

 

2.10.        Committee means the Compensation Committee of the Board or such other committee or subcommittee of the Board appointed from time to time by the Board. At such time that the Company has a class of equity securities that is subject to registration under Securities Act of 1933, the Committee shall consist of two or more non-employee directors, each of whom is intended to be (i) a “nonemployee director” as defined in Rule 16b-3; (ii) an “independent director” as defined under the rules of any stock exchange on which the Common Stock is regularly traded; and (iii) as may be applicable, “independent” as provided pursuant to rules promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

 

2.11.        Common Stock means the common stock of the Corporation, par value $.001 per share.

 

2.12.        Corporation means Xspand Products Lab, Inc., a Nevada corporation, f/k/a, Idea Lab X Products, Inc., and its successors.

 

2.13.        Company’s Voting Securities means the combined voting power of all outstanding voting securities of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors to the Board.

 

2.14.        Consultant means any natural person who provides bona fide consulting or advisory services to the Corporation or its Affiliates pursuant to a written agreement, which are not in connection with the offer and sale of securities in a capital-raising transaction, and do not, directly or indirectly, promote or maintain a market for the Corporation’s or its Affiliates’ securities.

 

2.15.        Dividend Equivalent Account means a bookkeeping account in accordance with Section 10.17 and related to an Award that is credited with the amount of any cash dividends or stock distributions that would be payable with respect to the shares of Common Stock subject to such Awards had such shares been outstanding shares of Common Stock.

 

2.16.        Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

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2.17.        Exercise Price means, with respect to Options, the amount established by the Committee in the Award Agreement in accordance with Section 6.01(b) which is required to purchase each share of Common Stock upon exercise of the Option, or with respect to a Stock Appreciation Right, the amount established by the Committee in the Award Agreement in accordance with Section 6.02(b) which is to be subtracted from the Fair Market Value on the date of exercise in order to determine the amount of the payment to be made to the Participant.

 

2.18.        Fair Market Value means, on any date, (i) the closing sale price of a share of Common Stock as reported on an established stock exchange on which the Common Stock is regularly traded on such date or, if there were no sales on such date, on the last date preceding such date on which a sale was reported; or (ii) if shares of Common Stock are not listed for trading on an established stock exchange, Fair Market Value shall be determined by the Committee in good faith and otherwise in accordance with Section 409A of the Code, and any regulations and other guidance thereunder.

 

2.19.        Good Reason unless otherwise defined in the applicable Award Agreement, shall have the same meaning as that term is defined in a Participant’s offer letter or other applicable employment agreement; or, if there is no such definition, “Good Reason” means the occurrence of one of the following events to which the Participant has not consented: (a) a material reduction of the Participant’s duties and responsibilities, (b) a material reduction in the Participant’s base level of compensation, or (c) a relocation of the Participant’s place of employment by more than fifty (50) miles; provided the Participant gives notice of such event to the Corporation within sixty (60) days of the initial occurrence of such event and the Corporation fails to cure such event within thirty (30) days following such notice.

 

2.20.        Grant Date means the date designated by the Committee as the date as of which it grants an Award, which shall not be earlier than the date on which the Committee approves the granting of such Award.

 

2.21.        Incentive Stock Option means a stock option within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code.

 

2.22.        Involuntary Termination means the Participant’s Termination of Service by reason of either (a) the Participant’s involuntary dismissal or discharge by the Corporation for reasons other than Cause, or (b) the Participant’s voluntary resignation for Good Reason.

 

2.23.        Merger means any merger, reorganization, consolidation, exchange, transfer of assets or other transaction having similar effect involving the Corporation.

 

2.24.        Non-Qualified Stock Option means a stock option which is not an Incentive Stock Option.

 

2.25.        Options means all Non-Qualified Stock Options and Incentive Stock Options granted at any time under the Plan.

 

2.26.        Outstanding Common Stock means, at any time, the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock.

 

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2.27.        Participant means a person designated to receive an Award under the Plan in accordance with Section 5.01.

 

2.28.        Performance Awards means Awards granted in accordance with Article VIII.

 

2.29.        Performance Goals means any business or subjective criteria determined by the Committee for measurement of performance under the terms of an Award. A Performance Goal may be measured with respect to the Corporation or any one or more of its Subsidiaries, Affiliates or divisions and either in absolute terms or as compared to another company or companies. Performance Goals may include one or more of the following:

 

(a)         Revenue, which includes net revenue, gross revenue, product revenue, system-wide revenue or revenue growth;

 

(b)         Operating or net income or loss, which includes profits, growth in profit margin (before or after taxes), or earnings or losses before interest, taxes, depreciation and/or amortization, or profit margin or profit growth; and may be calculated before or after allocation of corporate overhead and bonus;

 

(c)         Earnings or loss per share (including on a diluted or undiluted basis, before or after taxes);

 

(d)         Return on equity;

 

(e)         Stockholder return or total stockholder return;

 

(f)          Return on assets or net assets;

 

(g)         Return on capital (including return on total capital or return on invested capital);

 

(h)         Market share;

 

(i)           Reductions in costs or improvement in or attainment of expense levels or working capital levels or attainment of operating efficiencies;

 

(j)           Cash flow (including, but not limited to, operating cash flow and free cash flow) or cash flow per share (before or after dividends), or cash flow return on investment or capital;

 

(k)         Cash or cash margin, debt level or debt reduction; stockholders equity; return on stockholders’ equity; operating efficiencies; cost reduction or savings;

 

(l)           Customer or client retention and/or growth;

 

(m)       Productivity volume, gains or ratios;

 

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(n)         Financial ratios, including those measuring liquidity, activity, profitability or leverage;

 

(o)         Financing and other capital raising transactions (including sales of the Corporation’s equity or debt securities);

 

(p)         Acquisitions, divestitures, reorganization and other corporate transactions; and

 

(q)         Expansion of specific business operations.

 

2.30.        Plan has the meaning given to such term in Section 1.01.

 

2.31.        Restricted Shares means Common Stock subject to restrictions imposed in connection with Awards granted under Article VII.

 

2.32.        Restricted Stock Unit means a unit representing the right to receive Common Stock or the value thereof in the future subject to restrictions imposed in connection with Awards granted under Article VII.

 

2.33.        Rule 16b-3 means Rule 16b-3 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under Section 16 of the Exchange Act, as the same may be amended from time to time, and any successor rule.

 

2.34.        Section 409A Covered Award means an Award granted under the Plan that constitutes “non-qualified deferred compensation” pursuant to Section 409A of the Code.

 

2.35.        Securities Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

2.36.        Stock Appreciation Rights means awards granted in accordance with Article VI.

 

2.37.        Subsidiary means a subsidiary corporation of the Corporation within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code.

 

2.38.        Substitute Award means any Award granted in assumption of or in substitution for an award of a company or business acquired by the Corporation or a Subsidiary or with which the Corporation or a Subsidiary combines.

 

2.39.        Termination of Service means the voluntary or involuntary termination of a Participant’s service as an employee, director or Consultant with the Corporation or a Subsidiary for any reason, including death, disability, retirement or as the result of the divestiture of the Participant’s employer or any similar transaction in which the Participant’s employer ceases to be the Corporation or an Affiliate. Whether entering military or other government service shall constitute Termination of Service, or whether and when a Termination of Service shall occur as a result of disability, shall be determined in each case by the Committee in its sole discretion.

 

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Article III

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

3.01.        Committee.

 

(a)         Duties and Authority. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee and the Committee shall have exclusive and final authority in each determination, interpretation or other action affecting the Plan and its Participants. The Committee shall have the sole discretionary authority to interpret the Plan, to establish and modify administrative rules for the Plan, to impose such conditions and restrictions on Awards as it determines appropriate, and to make all factual determinations with respect to and take such steps in connection with the Plan and Awards granted hereunder as it may deem necessary or advisable. Solely to the extent permitted by applicable law, the Committee may delegate such of its powers and authority under the Plan as it deems appropriate to a subcommittee of the Committee or designated officers or employees of the Corporation. In addition, the full Board may exercise any of the powers and authority of the Committee under the Plan. In the event of such delegation of authority or exercise of authority by the Board, references in the Plan to the Committee shall be deemed to refer, as appropriate, to the delegate of the Committee or the Board.

 

(b)         Indemnification. Each person who is or shall have been a member of the Board or the Committee, or an officer or employee of the Corporation to whom authority was delegated in accordance with the Plan, shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Corporation against and from any loss, cost, liability, or expense that may be imposed upon or reasonably incurred by such individual in connection with or resulting from any claim, action, suit, or proceeding to which he or she may be a party or in which he or she may be involved by reason of any action taken or failure to act under the Plan and against and from any and all amounts paid by him or her in settlement thereof, with the Corporation’s approval, or paid by him or her in satisfaction of any judgment in any such action, suit, or proceeding against him or her, provided he or she shall give the Corporation an opportunity, at its own expense, to handle and defend the same before he or she undertakes to handle and defend it on his or her own behalf; provided, however, that the foregoing indemnification shall not apply to any loss, cost, liability, or expense that is a result of his or her own willful misconduct. The foregoing right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of any other rights of indemnification to which such persons may be entitled under the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws, conferred in a separate agreement with the Corporation, as a matter of law, or otherwise, or any power that the Corporation may have to indemnify them or hold them harmless.

 

3.02.        Limitation on Vesting for Awards. With respect to a Participant who is subject to liability under Section 16 of the Exchange Act and receives a stock-settled Award, the vested right to transfer or dispose of such shares under the Award shall not become vested for a period of at least six months after the Participant becomes the beneficial owner of the shares covered by the Award.

 

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Article IV

 

SHARES

 

4.01.        Number of Shares Issuable. Subject to adjustment in accordance with Section 10.07, the total number of shares of Common Stock initially authorized to be issued under the Plan shall be 1,764,705 shares. The shares to be offered under the Plan shall be authorized and unissued Common Stock, or issued Common Stock that shall have been reacquired by the Corporation.

 

4.02.        Shares Subject to Terminated Awards. If any portion or all of an Award is forfeited, cancelled, exchanged, settled in cash or surrendered, or if an Award otherwise terminates or expires without a distribution of shares to the Participant, the shares of Corporation Stock underlying such Award shall, to the extent of any such forfeiture, cancellation, exchange, surrender, termination or expiration, again be available for Awards under the Plan. In addition, shares of Common Stock surrendered to or withheld by the Corporation prior to issuance in payment or satisfaction of the Exercise Price of an Option or Stock Appreciation Right, or tax withholding obligation with respect to an Award, shall be available for the grant of new Awards under the Plan.

 

4.03.        Stockholders Agreement. All shares of common stock to be issued under the Plan shall be subject to the applicable terms and conditions of any stockholder’s agreement of the Corporation, as such agreement may be amended from time to time.

 

Article V

 

PARTICIPATION

 

5.01.        Eligible Participants. Participants in the Plan shall be such employees, non-employee directors and Consultants of the Corporation and its Subsidiaries or Affiliates as the Committee, in its sole discretion, may designate from time to time. The Committee’s designation of a Participant in any year shall not require the Committee to designate such person to receive Awards or grants in any other year. The designation of a Participant to receive Awards or grants under one portion of the Plan does not require the Committee to include such Participant under other portions of the Plan. The Committee shall consider such factors as it deems pertinent in selecting Participants and in determining the type and amount of their respective Awards.

 

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Article VI

 

STOCK OPTIONS AND STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS

 

6.01.        Option Awards.

 

(a)         Grant of Options. The Committee may grant, to such Participants as the Committee may select, Options entitling the Participant to purchase shares of Common Stock from the Corporation in such number, at such price, and on such terms and subject to such conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan, as may be established by the Committee. The terms of any Option granted under this Plan shall be set forth in an Award Agreement.

 

(b)         Exercise Price of Options. The Exercise Price of each share of Common Stock which may be purchased upon exercise of any Option granted under the Plan shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the Grant Date.

 

(c)         Designation of Options. The Committee shall designate the Option as an Incentive Stock Option or a Non-Qualified Stock Option on the Grant Date. However, to the extent that any portion of an Option that fails to qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, such portion shall be treated as a Nonqualified Option, regardless of the designation.

 

(d)         Limits on Incentive Stock Options.

 

(i)               Incentive Stock Options may only be granted to Participants who are employee of the Corporation or a Subsidiary on the Grant Date.

 

(ii)              The aggregate Fair Market Value (determined on the Grant Date) of the shares of Common Stock with respect to which an Incentive Stock Option is first exercisable by a Participant during any calendar year (including options granted under all plans of the Corporation and its parent and subsidiary corporations) cannot exceed $100,000. To the extent that an Option exceeds this limit, it shall be a Non-Qualified Stock Option. For purposes of this calculation, Incentive Stock Options shall be taken into account in the order in which they were granted. The Participant may designate at the time of exercise which the portion of the Option that is being exercised but, in the absence of a designation, the portion of the Option that is an Incentive Stock Option shall be deemed to be exercised first.

 

(iii)            Except as provided in paragraph (iv) below, the right to exercise an Incentive Stock Option expires ten years following the Grant Date.

 

(iv)           For a Participant who, on the Grant Date, directly or indirectly (as described in Section 424(d) of the Code) owns stock possessing more than ten percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Corporation, (A) the exercise price shall be at least 110% of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the Grant Date, and (B) the Incentive Stock Option may not be exercisable for more than five years from the Grant Date.

 

6.02.        Stock Appreciation Rights.

 

(a)         Stock Appreciation Right Awards. The Committee may grant to Participants Stock Appreciation Rights as described in this Section 6.02. A Stock Appreciation Right is an Award denominated in shares of Common Stock that provides the Participant with the right to receive a payment of an amount equal to the excess, if any, of (i) the Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock on the date of exercise over (ii) the Exercise Price of such Stock Appreciation Right established in the Award Agreement. The form of payment is determined by the Committee under Section 6.02(c), or as included in the Award Agreement.

 

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(b)         Exercise Price. The Exercise Price of any Stock Appreciation Right granted under this Plan shall be determined by the Committee, but shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the Grant Date.

 

(c)         Payment of Incremental Value. Any payment which may become due from the Corporation by reason of a Participant’s exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right may be paid to the Participant as determined by the Committee (i) all in cash, (ii) all in Common Stock, or (iii) in any combination of cash and Common Stock. In the event that all or a portion of the payment is made in Common Stock, the number of shares of Common Stock delivered in satisfaction of such payment shall be determined by dividing the amount of such payment or portion thereof by the Fair Market Value on the exercise date. No fractional share of Common Stock shall be issued to make any payment in respect of Stock Appreciation Rights; if any fractional share would be issuable, the combination of cash and Common Stock payable to the Participant shall be adjusted as directed by the Committee to avoid the issuance of any fractional share

 

6.03.        Terms of Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights.

 

(a)         Conditions on Exercise. An Award Agreement with respect to Options or Stock Appreciation Rights may contain such waiting periods, exercise dates and restrictions on exercise (including, but not limited to, periodic installments, repurchase rights on early exercise and automatic exercise of in-the-money Options upon expiration) as may be determined by the Committee at the time of grant.

 

(b)         Duration of Awards. The right to exercise an Option or Stock Appreciation Right shall terminate upon the first to occur of the following events:

 

(i)              Ten years following the Grant Date, or as provided in the Award Agreement;

 

(ii)             The Participant’s Termination of Service, or as provided in the Award Agreement; or

 

(iii)            With respect to Incentive Stock Options, as described in Section 6.01(d).

 

(c)         Extension of Exercise Time. The Committee, in its sole discretion, shall have the right (but shall not be obligated), exercisable on or at any time after the Grant Date, to extend the exercise period of an Option beyond the termination or expiration of the Option under the terms of the Award Agreement. If the exercise period of an Incentive Stock Option is extended beyond 90 days following Termination of Service, or one year following death or disability, the Option will be disqualified as an Incentive Stock Option and will be treated as Nonqualified Stock Option.

 

(d)         Rights as a Stockholder. A Participant shall have no rights as a stockholder with respect to Common Stock covered by any Options or Stock Appreciation Rights until such Participant shall have become the owner of record of any such shares, and no adjustment shall be made for dividends in cash or other property or distributions or other rights with respect to any such Common Stock for which the record date is prior to the date on which such Participant shall have become the owner of record of any such shares; provided, however, that Participants are entitled to share adjustments to reflect capital changes under Section 10.07.

 

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6.04.        Exercise Procedures. Each Option or Stock Appreciation Right granted under the Plan shall be exercised prior to the close of business on the expiration date of the Award by notice to the Corporation or by such other method as provided in the Award Agreement or as the Committee may establish or approve from time to time. The Exercise Price of shares purchased upon exercise of an Option granted under the Plan shall be paid in full in cash by the Participant pursuant to the Award Agreement by any method permitted under the terms of an Award Agreement. The Committee may (but shall not be required to) permit payment to be made (a) by tendering (either by actual delivery or attestation) previously acquired shares of Common Stock, (b) by a “net exercise” method under which the Corporation reduces the number of shares of Common Stock issued upon exercise by the largest whole number of shares with a Fair Market Value that does not exceed the aggregate Exercise Price, or (c) such other consideration as the Committee deems appropriate and in compliance with applicable law (e.g., loans prohibited by Section 402 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002). In the event that any Common Stock shall be transferred to the Corporation to satisfy all or any part of the Exercise Price, the part of the Exercise Price deemed to have been satisfied by such transfer of Common Stock shall be equal to the product derived by multiplying the Fair Market Value as of the date of exercise times the number of shares of Common Stock transferred to the Corporation. The Participant may not transfer to the Corporation in satisfaction of the Exercise Price any fractional share of Common Stock. Any part of the Exercise Price paid in cash upon the exercise of any Option shall be added to the general funds of the Corporation and may be used for any proper corporate purpose. Unless the Committee shall otherwise determine, any Common Stock transferred to the Corporation as payment of all or part of the Exercise Price upon the exercise of any Option shall be held as treasury shares.

 

6.05.        Change in Control. With respect to each Award of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights, the Committee shall determine whether and to what extent such Award will become immediately and fully exercisable in the event of a Change in Control or upon the occurrence of one or more specified conditions following a Change in Control, including without limitation an Involuntary Termination. Such provisions relating to the effect of a Change in Control on an outstanding Award of Options shall be set forth in the applicable Award Agreement.

 

Article VII
RESTRICTED SHARES AND RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS

 

7.01.        Award of Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units. The Committee may grant to any Participant an Award of Restricted Shares consisting of a specified number of shares of Common Stock issued to the Participant subject to such terms, conditions and forfeiture and transfer restrictions, whether based on performance standards, periods of service, retention by the Participant of ownership of specified shares of Common Stock or other criteria, as the Committee shall establish. The Committee may also grant Restricted Stock Units representing the right to receive shares of Common Stock in the future subject to such terms, conditions and restrictions, whether based on performance standards, periods of service, retention by the Participant of ownership of specified shares of Common Stock or other criteria, as the Committee shall establish. With respect to performance-based Awards of Restricted Shares or Restricted Stock Units, performance targets will consist of specified levels of achievement determined by the Committee. The terms of any Restricted Share and Restricted Stock Unit Awards granted under this Plan shall be set forth in an Award Agreement which shall contain provisions determined by the Committee and not inconsistent with this Plan.

 

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7.02.        Restricted Shares.

 

(a)         Issuance of Restricted Shares. As soon as practicable after the Grant Date of a Restricted Share Award by the Committee, the Corporation shall cause to be transferred on the books of the Corporation, or its agent, Common Stock, registered on behalf of the Participant, evidencing the Restricted Shares covered by the Award, but subject to forfeiture to the Corporation as of the Grant Date if an Award Agreement with respect to the Restricted Shares covered by the Award is not duly executed by the Participant and timely returned to the Corporation. All Common Stock covered by Awards under this Article VII shall be subject to the restrictions, terms and conditions contained in the Plan and the Award Agreement entered into by the Participant. Until the lapse or release of all restrictions applicable to an Award of Restricted Shares, the share certificates representing such Restricted Shares may be held in custody by the Corporation, its designee, or, if the certificates bear a restrictive legend, by the Participant. Upon the lapse or release of all restrictions with respect to an Award as described in Section 7.02(d), one or more share certificates, registered in the name of the Participant, for an appropriate number of shares as provided in Section 7.02(d), free of any restrictions set forth in the Plan and the Award Agreement shall be delivered to the Participant.

 

(b)         Stockholder Rights. Beginning on the Grant Date of the Restricted Share Award and subject to execution of the Award Agreement as provided in Section 7.02(a), the Participant shall become a stockholder of the Corporation with respect to all shares subject to the Award Agreement and, except as otherwise specified in an Award Agreement, shall have all of the rights of a stockholder, including, but not limited to, the right to vote such shares and the right to receive dividends; provided, however, that any Common Stock distributed as a dividend or otherwise with respect to any Restricted Shares as to which the restrictions have not yet lapsed, shall be subject to the same restrictions as such Restricted Shares and held or restricted as provided in Section 7.02(a).

 

(c)         Restriction on Transferability. None of the Restricted Shares may be assigned or transferred (other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, or to an inter vivos trust with respect to which the Participant is treated as the owner under Sections 671 through 677 of the Code, except to the extent that Section 16 of the Exchange Act limits a Participant’s right to make such transfers), pledged or sold prior to lapse of the restrictions applicable thereto.

 

(d)         Delivery of Shares upon Vesting. Upon expiration or earlier termination of the forfeiture period without a forfeiture and the satisfaction of or release from any other conditions prescribed by the Committee, or at such earlier time as provided under the provisions of Sections 3.02 and 7.04, the restrictions applicable to the Restricted Shares shall lapse. As promptly as administratively feasible thereafter, the Corporation shall deliver to the Participant or, in case of the Participant’s death, to the Participant’s Beneficiary, one or more share certificates for the appropriate number of shares of Common Stock, free of all such restrictions, except for any restrictions that may be imposed by law.

 

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(e)         Forfeiture of Restricted Shares. Subject to Sections 3.02 and 7.04, all Restricted Shares shall be forfeited and returned to the Corporation and all rights of the Participant with respect to such Restricted Shares shall terminate if the Participant incurs a Termination of Service prior to the expiration of the forfeiture period for such Restricted Shares or otherwise fails to satisfy any and all other conditions set forth in the Award Agreement. Subject to Section 3.02, the Committee shall determine the forfeiture period (which may, but need not, lapse in installments) and any other terms and conditions applicable with respect to any Restricted Share Award.

 

7.03.        Restricted Stock Units.

 

(a)         Settlement of Restricted Stock Units. Payments shall be made to Participants with respect to their Restricted Stock Units as soon as practicable after the Committee has determined that the terms and conditions applicable to such Award have been satisfied or at a later date if distribution has been deferred. Payments to Participants with respect to Restricted Stock Units shall be made in the form of Common Stock, or cash or a combination of both, as the Committee may determine. The amount of any cash to be paid in lieu of Common Stock shall be determined on the basis of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the date any such payment is processed. As to shares of Common Stock which constitute all or any part of such payment, the Committee may impose such restrictions concerning their transferability and/or their forfeiture as may be provided in the applicable Award Agreement or as the Committee may otherwise determine, provided such determination is made on or before the date certificates for such shares are first delivered to the applicable Participant.

 

(b)         Stockholder Rights. Until the lapse or release of all restrictions applicable to an Award of Restricted Stock Units, no shares of Common Stock shall be issued in respect of such Awards and no Participant shall have any rights as a stockholder of the Corporation with respect to the shares of Common Stock covered by such Award of Restricted Stock Units.

 

(c)         Dividend Equivalents. For any Restricted Stock Unit granted under the Plan, the Committee shall have the discretion, upon the Grant Date or thereafter, to establish a Dividend Equivalent Account with respect to the Restricted Stock Unit.

 

(d)         Deferral of Payment. If approved by the Committee and set forth in the applicable Award Agreement, a Participant may elect to defer the amount payable with respect to the Participant’s Restricted Stock Units in accordance with such terms as may be established by the Committee and in a manner intended to comply with, or be exempt from, Section 409A of the Code.

 

7.04.        Change in Control. With respect to each Award of Restricted Shares or Restricted Stock Units, the Committee shall determine whether and to what extent such Award will become immediately and fully vested and nonforfeitable in the event of a Change in Control or upon the occurrence of one or more specified conditions following a Change in Control, including without limitation an Involuntary Termination. Such provisions relating to the effect of a Change in Control on an outstanding Award of Restricted Shares or Restricted Stock Units shall be set forth in the applicable Award Agreement.

 

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Article VIII

 

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

 

8.01.        Performance Awards.

 

(a)         Award Periods and Calculations of Potential Incentive Amounts. The Committee may grant Performance Awards to Participants. A Performance Award shall consist of the right to receive a payment contingent upon the extent to which predetermined Performance Goal targets have been met during an Award Period.

 

(b)         Performance Targets. The performance targets may include such Performance Goals related to the performance of the Corporation or, where relevant, any one or more of its Subsidiaries, Affiliates or divisions and/or the performance of a Participant as may be established by the Committee in its discretion. The performance targets established by the Committee may vary for different Award Periods and need not be the same for each Participant receiving a Performance Award in an Award Period. In the case of Performance Awards, the Committee, in its discretion, under extraordinary circumstances or due to unforeseeable events, as determined by the Committee, may change any prior determination of performance targets for any Award Period at any time prior to the final determination of the Award when events or transactions occur to cause the performance targets to be an inappropriate measure of achievement.

 

(c)         Earning Performance Awards. The Committee, at or as soon as practicable after the Grant Date, shall prescribe a formula to determine the percentage of the Performance Award to be earned based upon the degree of attainment of the applicable performance targets.

 

(d)         Payment of Earned Performance Awards. Payments of earned Performance Awards shall be made in cash or Common Stock, or a combination of cash and Common Stock, in the discretion of the Committee. The Committee, in its sole discretion, may define, and set forth in the applicable Award Agreement, such terms and conditions with respect to the payment of earned Performance Awards as it may deem desirable.

 

(e)         Dividend Equivalents. For any Performance Award granted under the Plan, the Committee shall have the discretion, upon the Grant Date or thereafter, to establish a Dividend Equivalent Account with respect to the Performance Award, in accordance with Section 10.17.

 

(f)         Deferral of Payment. If approved by the Committee and set forth in the applicable Award Agreement, a Participant may elect to defer the amount payable with respect to the Participant’s Performance Award in accordance with such terms as may be established by the Committee, subject to the requirements of Section 409A of the Code.

 

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8.02.         Termination of Service. Subject to Section 8.03, in the event of a Participant’s Termination of Service during an Award Period, the Participant’s Performance Awards shall be forfeited except as may otherwise be provided in the applicable Award Agreement.

 

8.03.         Change in Control. With respect to each Performance Award, the Committee shall determine whether and to what extent such Award will become immediately and fully vested and nonforfeitable in the event of a Change in Control or upon the occurrence of one or more specified conditions following a Change in Control, including without limitation an Involuntary Termination.

 

Article IX 

 

OTHER STOCK-BASED AWARDS

 

9.01          Grant of Other Stock-Based Awards. Other stock-based awards, consisting of Substitute Awards, stock purchase rights (with or without loans to Participants by the Corporation containing such terms as the Committee shall determine), Awards of Common Stock, or Awards valued in whole or in part by reference to, or otherwise based on, Common Stock, may be granted either alone or in addition to or in conjunction with other Awards under the Plan. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall have sole and complete authority to determine the persons to whom and the time or times at which such Awards shall be made, the number of shares of Common Stock to be granted pursuant to such Awards, and all other conditions of the Awards. Any such Award shall be confirmed by an Award Agreement executed by the Committee and the Participant, which Award Agreement shall contain such provisions as the Committee determines to be necessary or appropriate to carry out the intent of this Plan with respect to such Award.

 

9.02          Terms of Other Stock-Based Awards. In addition to the terms and conditions specified in the Award Agreement, Awards made pursuant to this Article IX shall be subject to the following:

 

(a)         Any Common Stock subject to Awards made under this Article IX may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered prior to the date on which the shares are issued, or, if later, the date on which any applicable restriction, performance or deferral period lapses;

 

(b)         For any such Award, the Committee shall have the discretion, upon the Grant Date or thereafter, to establish a related Dividend Equivalent Account, in accordance with Section 10.17; and

 

(c)         Subject to Section 3.02, the Award Agreement with respect to any Award shall contain provisions dealing with the disposition of such Award in the event of a Termination of Service prior to the exercise, payment or other settlement of such Award, with such provisions taking account of the specific nature and purpose of the Award.

 

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Article X

 

GENERAL TERMS OF AWARDS

 

10.01.    Plan Provisions Control Award Terms. Except as provided in Section 10.16, the terms of the Plan shall govern all Awards granted under the Plan, and in no event shall the Committee have the power to grant any Award under the Plan which is contrary to any of the provisions of the Plan. In the event any provision of any Award granted under the Plan shall conflict with any provision in the Plan as constituted on the Grant Date of such Award, the provision in the Plan as constituted on the Grant Date of such Award shall control. Except as provided in Section 10.03 and Section 10.07, the terms of any Award granted under the Plan may not be changed after the Grant Date of such Award so as to materially decrease the value of the Award without the express written approval of the holder.

 

10.02.    Award Agreement. No person shall have any rights under any Award granted under the Plan unless and until the Corporation and the Participant to whom such Award shall have been granted shall have executed and delivered an Award Agreement or received any other Award acknowledgment authorized by the Committee expressly granting the Award to such person and containing provisions setting forth the terms of the Award.

 

10.03.    Modification of Award After Grant. No Award granted under the Plan to a Participant may be modified (unless such modification does not materially decrease the value of the Award) after the Grant Date except by express written agreement between the Corporation and the Participant, provided that any such change (a) shall not be inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, and (b) shall be approved by the Committee.

 

10.04.    Limitation on Transfer. Except as provided in Section 7.02(c) in the case of Restricted Shares, a Participant’s rights and interest under the Plan may not be assigned or transferred other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and during the lifetime of a Participant, only the Participant personally (or the Participant’s personal representative) may exercise rights under the Plan. The Participant’s Beneficiary may exercise the Participant’s rights to the extent they are exercisable under the Plan following the death of the Participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent permitted under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act with respect to Participants subject to such Section, the Committee may grant Non-Qualified Stock Options that are transferable, without payment of consideration, to a “family member” as defined in Rule 701(c)(3) as promulgated under the Securities Act, and the Committee may also amend outstanding Non-Qualified Stock Options to provide for such transferability.

 

10.05.    Taxes. With respect to taxes due on the exercise of Options or vesting of Awards hereunder (or upon an election made under section 83(b) of the Code), the Corporation shall satisfy its tax-withholding obligations by withholding shares or cash that would otherwise be payable under an Award unless the Participant has made alternative withholding arrangements. In addition, the Corporation may defer payment or issuance of the cash or shares upon exercise or vesting of an Award unless indemnified to its satisfaction against any liability for any such tax. The amount of such withholding or tax payment shall be determined by the Committee and shall be payable by the Participant at such time as the Committee determines in accordance with the following rules:

 

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(a)         The Committee may permit the Participant to elect to meet his or her withholding requirement (i) by having withheld from such Award at the appropriate time that number of shares of Common Stock, rounded down to the next whole share, whose Fair Market Value is equal to the amount of withholding taxes due, (ii) by direct payment to the Corporation in cash of the amount of any taxes required to be withheld with respect to such Award or (iii) by a combination of shares and cash.

 

(b)         In the case of Participants who are subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act, the Committee may impose such limitations and restrictions as it deems necessary or appropriate with respect to the delivery or withholding of shares of Common Stock to meet tax withholding obligations.

 

10.06.    Surrender of Awards. Any Award granted under the Plan may be surrendered to the Corporation for cancellation on such terms as the Committee and the Award holder approve. With the consent of the Participant, the Committee may substitute a new Award under this Plan in connection with the surrender by the Participant of an equity compensation award previously granted under this Plan or any other plan sponsored by the Corporation; provided, however, that no such substitution shall be permitted without the approval of the Corporation’s stockholders if such approval is required by the rules of any applicable stock exchange.

 

10.07.    Adjustments to Reflect Capital Changes.

 

(a)         Recapitalization. In the event of any “equity restructuring” (within the meaning of FASB ASC Topic 718, Compensation—Stock Compensation) that causes the per share value of the Shares to change, such as a stock dividend, stock split, spinoff, rights offering or recapitalization through an extraordinary dividend, the Committee shall make such adjustments as it deems equitable and appropriate to (i) the aggregate number and kind of shares of Common Stock or other securities issued or reserved for issuance under the Plan, (ii) the number and kind of shares of Common Stock or other securities subject to outstanding Awards, (iii) the Exercise Price of outstanding Options or Stock Appreciation Rights, and (iv) the annual Award limits or any other maximum limitations prescribed by the Plan with respect to certain types of Awards or the grants to individuals of certain types of Awards. In the event of any other change in corporate capitalization, including a merger, consolidation, reorganization, or partial or complete liquidation of the Corporation, such equitable adjustments described in the foregoing sentence may be made as determined to be appropriate and equitable by the Committee (or, if the Corporation is not the surviving corporation in any such transaction, the board of directors of the surviving corporation) to prevent dilution or enlargement of the rights of Participants. No adjustment shall be made pursuant to this Section 10.07 in connection with the conversion of any convertible securities of the Corporation, or in a manner that would cause an Award to be subject to adverse tax consequences under Sections 409A or 422 of the Code. The Committee shall have the power and sole discretion to determine the amount of the adjustment to be made in each case under this Section.

 

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(b)         Merger. Except as may be provided in an agreement of merger, in the event of a Merger in which the Corporation is the surviving corporation, each Participant shall, at no additional cost, be entitled upon any exercise of all Options or receipt of other Award to receive (subject to any required action by stockholders), in lieu of the number of shares of Common Stock receivable or exercisable pursuant to such Award, the number and class of shares or other securities to which such Participant would have been entitled pursuant to the terms of the Merger if, at the time of the Merger, such Participant had been the holder of record of a number of shares equal to the number of shares receivable or exercisable pursuant to such Award. Comparable rights shall accrue to each Participant in the event of successive Mergers of the character described above. Notwithstanding Section 10.15, in the event of a Merger in which the Corporation is not the surviving corporation, outstanding Awards shall be subject to the agreement governing the Merger. An agreement of merger may provide, without limitation, for the assumption of Awards by the surviving corporation or its parent or subsidiary, for the substitution by the surviving corporation or its parent or subsidiary of its own awards for such Awards, for accelerated vesting and accelerated expiration, or for settlement in cash or cash equivalents. In any event, the exercise and/or vesting of any Award that was permissible solely by reason of this Section 10.07(b) shall be conditioned upon the consummation of the Merger.

 

10.08.    No Right to Continued Service. No person shall have any claim of right to be granted an Award under this Plan. Neither the Plan nor any action taken hereunder shall be construed as giving any Participant any right to be retained in the service of the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries.

 

10.09.    Awards Not Includable for Benefit Purposes. Payments received by a Participant pursuant to the provisions of the Plan shall not be included in the determination of benefits under any pension, group insurance or other benefit plan applicable to the Participant which is maintained by the Corporation or any of its Subsidiaries, except as may be provided under the terms of such plans or determined by the Board.

 

10.10.    Governing Law. All determinations made and actions taken pursuant to the Plan shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada and construed in accordance therewith.

 

10.11.    No Strict Construction. No rule of strict construction shall be implied against the Corporation, the Committee, or any other person in the interpretation of any of the terms of the Plan, any Award granted under the Plan or any rule or procedure established by the Committee.

 

10.12.    Compliance with Rule 16b-3. It is intended that, unless the Committee determines otherwise, Awards under the Plan be eligible for exemption under Rule 16b-3. The Board is authorized to amend the Plan and to make any such modifications to Award Agreements to comply with Rule 16b-3, as it may be amended from time to time, and to make any other such amendments or modifications as it deems necessary or appropriate to better accomplish the purposes of the Plan in light of any amendments made to Rule 16b-3.

 

10.13.    Captions. The captions (i.e., all Section headings) used in the Plan are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of the Plan, and shall not be deemed to limit, characterize or affect in any way any provisions of the Plan, and all provisions of the Plan shall be construed as if no captions have been used in the Plan.

 

10.14.    Severability. Whenever possible, each provision in the Plan and every Award at any time granted under the Plan shall be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law, but if any provision of the Plan or any Award at any time granted under the Plan shall be held to be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, then (a) such provision shall be deemed amended to accomplish the objectives of the provision as originally written to the fullest extent permitted by law and (b) all other provisions of the Plan and every other Award at any time granted under the Plan shall remain in full force and effect.

 

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10.15.    Amendment and Termination.

 

(a)         Amendment. The Board shall have complete power and authority to amend the Plan at any time; provided, however, that the Board shall not, without the requisite affirmative approval of stockholders of the Corporation, make any amendment which requires stockholder approval under the Code or under any other applicable law or rule of any stock exchange which lists Common Stock or the Company’s Voting Securities. No termination or amendment of the Plan may, without the consent of the Participant to whom any Award shall theretofore have been granted under the Plan, materially and adversely affect the right of such individual under such Award.

 

(b)         Termination. The Board shall have the right and the power to terminate the Plan at any time. No Award shall be granted under the Plan after the termination of the Plan, but the termination of the Plan shall not have any other effect and any Award outstanding at the time of the termination of the Plan may be exercised after termination of the Plan at any time prior to the expiration date of such Award to the same extent such Award would have been exercisable had the Plan not terminated.

 

10.16.    Foreign Qualified Awards. Awards under the Plan may be granted to such employees of the Corporation and its Subsidiaries who are residing in foreign jurisdictions as the Committee in its sole discretion may determine from time to time. The Committee may adopt such supplements to the Plan as may be necessary or appropriate to comply with the applicable laws of such foreign jurisdictions and to afford Participants favorable treatment under such laws; provided, however, that no Award shall be granted under any such supplement with terms or conditions inconsistent with the provisions set forth in the Plan.

 

10.17.    Dividend Equivalents. For any Award granted under the Plan other than an Option or Stock Appreciation Right, the Committee shall have the discretion, upon the Grant Date or thereafter, to establish a Dividend Equivalent Account with respect to the Award, and the applicable Award Agreement or an amendment thereto shall confirm such establishment. If a Dividend Equivalent Account is established, the following terms shall apply:

 

(a)         Terms and Conditions. Dividend Equivalent Accounts shall be subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee shall determine and as shall be set forth in the applicable Award Agreement. Such terms and conditions may include, without limitation, for the Participant’s Account to be credited as of the record date of each cash dividend on the Common Stock with an amount equal to the cash dividends which would be paid with respect to the number of shares of Common Stock then covered by the related Award if such shares of Common Stock had been owned of record by the Participant on such record date.

 

(b)         Unfunded Obligation. Dividend Equivalent Accounts shall be established and maintained only on the books and records of the Corporation and no assets or funds of the Corporation shall be set aside, placed in trust, removed from the claims of the Corporation’s general creditors, or otherwise made available until such amounts are actually payable as provided hereunder.

 

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10.18.    Adjustment of Performance Goals and Targets. Notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary, the Committee shall have the authority to adjust any Performance Goal, performance target or other performance-based criteria established with respect to any Award under the Plan if circumstances occur (including, but not limited to, unusual or nonrecurring events, changes in tax laws or accounting principles or practices or changed business or economic conditions) that cause any such Performance Goal, performance target or performance-based criteria to be inappropriate in the judgment of the Committee.

 

10.19.    Legality of Issuance. Notwithstanding any provision of this Plan or any applicable Award Agreement to the contrary, the Committee shall have the sole discretion to impose such conditions, restrictions and limitations (including suspending exercises of Options and the tolling of any applicable exercise period during such suspension) on the issuance of Common Stock with respect to any Award unless and until the Committee determines that such issuance complies with (i) any applicable registration requirements under the Securities Act (or the Committee has determined that an exemption therefrom is available), (ii) any applicable listing requirement of any stock exchange on which the Common Stock is listed, (iii) any applicable Corporate policy or administrative rules, and (iv) any other applicable provision of state, federal or foreign law, including foreign securities laws where applicable.

 

10.20.    Restrictions on Transfer. Regardless of whether the offering and sale of Common Stock under the Plan have been registered under the Securities Act or have been registered or qualified under the securities laws of any state, the Corporation may impose restrictions upon the sale, pledge, or other transfer of such Common Stock (including the placement of appropriate legends on stock certificates) if, in the judgment of the Corporation and its counsel, such restrictions are necessary or desirable to achieve compliance with the provisions of the Securities Act, the securities laws of any state, the United States or any other applicable foreign law.

 

10.21.    Further Assurances. As a condition to receipt of any Award under the Plan, a Participant shall agree, upon demand of the Corporation, to do all acts and execute, deliver and perform all additional documents, instruments and agreements which may be reasonably required by the Corporation, to implement the provisions and purposes of the Plan.

 

10.22.    Compliance with Section 409A. The Plan and Awards made under the Plan are intended to comply with, or be exempt from, the requirements of Section 409A of the Code, and the Plan and any Award Agreements shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with such intent. In addition, and notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary, the Corporation reserves the right to amend the Plan or any Award granted under the Plan, by action of the Committee, without the consent of any affected Participant, to the extent deemed necessary or appropriate for purposes of maintaining compliance with Section 409A of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder. All Section 409A Covered Awards shall be paid in a manner intended to comply with Section 409A of the Code. In no event whatsoever shall the Corporation be liable for any additional tax, interest or penalties that may be imposed on a Participant by Section 409A of the Code or any damages for failing to comply with Section 409A of the Code or this Section 10.22. Notwithstanding anything in the Plan or in an Award Agreement to the contrary, the following provisions shall apply to Section 409A Covered Awards:

 

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(a)         A Termination of Service shall not be deemed to have occurred for purposes of any provision of a Section 409A Covered Award providing for payment upon or following a termination of the Participant’s service unless such termination is also a “Separation from Service” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code and, for purposes of any such provision of Section 409A Covered Award, references to a “termination,” “termination of employment” or like terms shall mean Separation from Service. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Plan or Award Agreement, if the Participant is deemed on the date of the Participant’s Termination of Service to be a “specified employee” within the meaning of that term under Section 409A(a)(2)(B) of the Code, then with regard to any payment under a Section 409A Covered Award, to the extent required to be delayed in compliance with Section 409A(a)(2)(B) of the Code, such payment shall not be made prior to the earlier of (i) the expiration of the six (6)-month period measured from the date of the Participant’s Separation from Service, and (ii) the date of the Participant’s death.

 

(b)         Whenever a payment under a Section 409A Covered Award specifies a payment period with reference to a number of days, the actual date of payment within the specified period shall be within the sole discretion of the Corporation.

 

(c)         If under the Section 409A Covered Award an amount is to be paid in two or more installments, for purposes of Section 409A of the Code, each installment shall be treated as a separate payment.

 

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned officer of the Corporation has executed this instrument on the 22nd day of December, 2017.

 

    XSPAND PRODUCTS LAB,  INC.
     
     
     
  By: /s/ Christopher B. Ferguson
     
  Its: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

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