Stock Appreciation Rights The Grantee or other person entitled to exercise this Option is further hereby granted the right ("Stock Appreciation Right") in lieu of exercising this Option or any portion thereof to receive an amount equal to the lesser of (a) the excess of the Fair Market Value of the stock subject to this Option or such portion thereof over the aggregate exercise price for such shares hereunder as of the date the Stock Appreciation Right is exercised, or (b) 200% of the aggregate exercise price for such shares hereunder. The amount payable upon exercise of such Stock Appreciation Right may be settled by payment in cash or in shares of the class then subject to this Option valued on the basis of their Fair Market Value on the date Stock Appreciation Right is exercised, or in a combination of cash and such shares so valued. No Stock Appreciation Right may be exercised, in whole or in part, (i) other than in connection with the contemporaneous surrender without exercise of this Option or the portion thereof that corresponds to the portion of the Stock Appreciation Right being exercised, or (ii) except to the extent that this Option or such portion thereof is exercisable on the date of exercise of the Stock Appreciation Right by the Person exercising the Stock Appreciation Right, or (iii) unless the class of stock then subject to this Option is then Publicly Traded.
Stock Option The Company shall recommend to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) that Executive be granted a stock option, which will be, to the extent possible under the $100,000 rule of Section 422(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), an “incentive stock option” (as defined in Section 422 of the Code), to purchase 250,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price equal to the price per share of the Company’s Common Stock as listed on the Nasdaq National Market on the date of grant as determined by the Board (the “Option”). Subject to the accelerated vesting provisions set forth herein, the Option will vest as to 25% of the shares subject to the Option one year after the date of grant, and as to 1/48th of the shares subject to the Option monthly thereafter, so that the Option will be fully vested and exercisable four (4) years from the date of grant, subject to Executive’s continued service to the Company on the relevant vesting dates. The Option will be subject to the terms, definitions and provisions of the Company’s 1999 Stock Option Plan (the “Option Plan”) and the stock option agreement by and between Executive and the Company (the “Option Agreement”), both of which documents are incorporated herein by reference.
Incentive For each calendar year of the Corporation during the term of employment of the Employee under this Employment Agreement, the Employee shall be entitled to participate in a Management Incentive Program pursuant to the terms of which the Employee may receive compensation in addition to his base salary in an amount equal to a specified percentage of his base salary if the Corporation attains its consolidated financial goals during such calendar year of the Corporation. The Management Incentive Program, including the consolidated financial goals established by the Corporation for the calendar year and the formula to be used to determine the payment of amounts under the Management Incentive Program, will be communicated to the Employee in writing prior to the beginning of each calendar year of the Corporation. The first calendar year of the Corporation for purposes of the Management Incentive Program will commence on January 1, 1996 and end on December 31, 1996. If the term of employment of the Employee under this Employment Agreement shall include a portion of a calendar year of the Corporation commencing after January 1, 1996, the Corporation shall not pay the Employee, and the Employee shall not be entitled to receive, any amount under the Management Incentive Program. If there shall be any disagreement between the Corporation and the Employee as to the calculation of the Management Incentive Bonus in any calendar year of the Corporation during the term of employment of the Employee under this Employment Agreement, the decision of the independent Public Accounting firm of the Corporation as to the amount of the Management Incentive Bonus of the Corporation shall be conclusive and binding on the Corporation and the Employee. The Employee shall have no right to inspect any of the books, papers or records of the Corporation, except that the Employee shall be entitled to inspect any certificate of such independent public accounting firm as to the calculation of the Management Incentive Bonus of the Corporation in any calendar year of the Corporation during the term of employment of the Employee under this Employment Agreement. Incentive payments shall be payable to the Employee on or before March 31 after the end of each calendar year of the Corporation during the term of employment of the Employee under this Employment Agreement.
Performance Award Subject to the terms of this Agreement and the Plan, the Company hereby grants the Participant an Award of Performance Shares in accordance with the following performance measures and performance goals:
Option Rights Except as provided below, the Option shall be valid for a term commencing on the Grant Date and ending 10 years after the Grant Date (the "EXPIRATION DATE").
Incentive Award The three (3) year rolling average of earnings growth and Return On Equity (the "XXX") and determined as of December 31 of each plan year shall determine the Director's Incentive Award Percentage, in accordance with the attached Schedule A. The chart on Schedule A is specifically subject to change annually at the sole discretion of the Company's Board of Directors. The Incentive Award is calculated annually by taking the Director's Annual Fees for the Plan Year in which the XXX and Earnings Growth was calculated times the Incentive Award Percentage.
Stock-Based Awards The vesting of any stock-based compensation awards which constitute Section 409A Deferred Compensation and are held by the Executive, if the Executive is a Specified Employee, shall be accelerated in accordance with this Agreement to the extent applicable; provided, however, that the payment in settlement of any such awards shall occur on the Delayed Payment Date. Any stock based compensation which vests and becomes payable upon a Change in Control in accordance with Section 8(e)(i) shall not be subject to this Section 22(d).
Stock Option Award Within the 60-day period following the Start Date, Executive will receive an award of stock options to purchase Common Stock (the “Options”). The terms and conditions of the Options will be governed by Parent’s 2010 Equity Incentive Plan and the Stock Option Agreement in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit A. The number of shares covered by such Options shall equal 50,000. The Options shall have a per share exercise price equal to the fair market value per share of such Option on the date of grant, as determined by the Board.
Stock Option Grants Subject to this Section 3.4, on the Effective Date the Company will grant to the Executive a nonqualified stock option (the “Option”) to purchase 250,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, no par value (the “Common Stock”). The exercise price per share of the Option will be equal to the fair market value of a share of the Common Stock on the Effective Date. The Board (or Compensation Committee thereof) will determine such fair market value in its reasonable, good faith discretion (it being intended that, if the Common Stock is then not publicly traded other than on the over-the-counter market, such fair market value shall be based on the last sales price for a share of Common Stock as quoted on the Pink Sheets unless such methodology does not, in the Board’s reasonable, good faith discretion, produce an accurate fair market value in the circumstances). The Option will vest in substantially equal annual installments (equal installments except that the installments will be rounded to produce vesting installments of whole share increments) over the three-year period following the Effective Date. Except as otherwise provided herein or in the Option Agreement referenced below, in each case, the vesting of each installment of the Option is subject to the Executive’s continued employment by the Company through the respective vesting date. The maximum term of the Option will be ten (10) years from the date of grant of the Option, subject to earlier termination upon the termination of the Executive’s employment with the Company, a change in control of the Company and similar events. The Option shall be subject to such further terms and conditions as set forth in a written stock option agreement to be entered into by the Company and the Executive to evidence the Option (the “Option Agreement”). The Option Agreement shall be in substantially the form attached hereto as Exhibit C. Executive shall also be eligible to participate in and receive additional grants commensurate with his position and level in any stock option plan and restricted stock plan or other equity-based or equity related compensation plan, programs or agreements of the Company made available generally to its senior executives; provided that the amount, timing, and other terms of any future grant shall be determined by the Board (or the Compensation Committee thereof) in its sole discretion.
Stock Options With respect to the stock options (the “Stock Options”) granted pursuant to the stock-based compensation plans of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Company Stock Plans”), (i) each Stock Option intended to qualify as an “incentive stock option” under Section 422 of the Code so qualifies, (ii) each grant of a Stock Option was duly authorized no later than the date on which the grant of such Stock Option was by its terms to be effective (the “Grant Date”) by all necessary corporate action, including, as applicable, approval by the board of directors of the Company (or a duly constituted and authorized committee thereof) and any required stockholder approval by the necessary number of votes or written consents, and the award agreement governing such grant (if any) was duly executed and delivered by each party thereto, (iii) each such grant was made in accordance with the terms of the Company Stock Plans, the Exchange Act and all other applicable laws and regulatory rules or requirements, including the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and any other exchange on which Company securities are traded, and (iv) each such grant was properly accounted for in accordance with GAAP in the financial statements (including the related notes) of the Company and disclosed in the Company’s filings with the Commission in accordance with the Exchange Act and all other applicable laws. The Company has not knowingly granted, and there is no and has been no policy or practice of the Company of granting, Stock Options prior to, or otherwise coordinating the grant of Stock Options with, the release or other public announcement of material information regarding the Company or its subsidiaries or their results of operations or prospects.