Purpose. The purpose of the Plan is to provide employees of the Company and its Designated Subsidiaries with an opportunity to purchase Common Stock of the Company through accumulated payroll deductions. It is the intention of the Company to have the Plan qualify as an Employee Stock Purchase Plan under Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The provisions of the Plan, accordingly, shall be construed so as to extend and limit participation in a manner consistent with the requirements of that section of the Code.
Purpose. The Company, by means of the Plan, seeks to secure and retain the services of the group of persons eligible to receive Stock Awards as set forth in Section 1(a), to provide incentives for such persons to exert maximum efforts for the success of the Company and any Affiliate, and to provide a means by which such eligible recipients may be given an opportunity to benefit from increases in value of the Common Stock through the granting of Stock Awards.
Purpose. The purpose of the Plan is to enhance the long-term stockholder value of the Company by offering opportunities to directors, officers, employees and eligible consultants of the Company and any Related Company, as defined below, to acquire and maintain stock ownership in the Company in order to give these persons the opportunity to participate in the Company's growth and success, and to encourage them to remain in the service of the Company or a Related Company.
Purpose. The Trimeris, Inc. Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan (formerly, the Trimeris, Inc. New Stock Option Plan) (the Plan) is established to advance the interests of the Companys stockholders by creating an incentive for, and enhancing the Companys ability to attract, retain and motivate, key employees, directors and consultants or advisors of Trimeris, Inc. and any successor corporations thereto (collectively, the Company) or future parent and/or subsidiary corporations of such corporation (as defined in Sections 424(e) and 424(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any regulations promulgated thereunder (the Code)) (all of whom, along with the Company, sometimes being individually referred to as a Participating Company and collectively referred to as the Participating Company Group) by providing such persons with equity ownership opportunities and performance-based incentives and thereby better aligning the interests of such persons with those of the Companys stockholders.
Purpose. This Plan is intended to (a) provide incentive to eligible persons to stimulate their efforts towards the success of the Company and to operate and manage its business in a manner that will provide for the long term growth and profitability of the Company; and (b) provide a means of obtaining, rewarding and retaining key personnel. To this end, the Plan provides for the grant of stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, unrestricted stock, stock units (including deferred stock units), dividend equivalent rights, other equity-based awards and cash bonus awards. Any of these awards may, but need not, be made as performance incentives to reward attainment of annual or long-term performance goals in accordance with the terms hereof. Stock options granted under the Plan may be non-qualified stock options or incentive stock options, as provided herein.
Purpose. The purpose of this Plan is to advance the interests of Kirby Corporation, a Nevada corporation (the Company), by providing an additional incentive to attract and retain qualified and competent directors, upon whose efforts and judgment the success of the Company is largely dependent, through the encouragement of stock ownership in the Company by such persons.
Purpose. This 1996 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the Plan) is intended to encourage stock ownership by all eligible employees of Teradyne, Inc. (the Company), a Massachusetts corporation, and its participating subsidiaries (as defined in Article 17) so that they may share in the growth of the Company by acquiring or increasing their proprietary interest in the Company. The Plan is designed to encourage eligible employees to remain in the employ of the Company and its participating subsidiaries. The Plan is intended to constitute an employee stock purchase plan within the meaning of Section 423(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code).
Purpose. The purpose of the Plan is to advance the interests of the Company, by encouraging and providing for the acquisition of an equity interest in the success of the Company by its directors and employees, by providing additional incentives and motivation toward superior performance of the Company, and by enabling the Company to attract and retain the services of directors and key employees upon whose judgment, interests and special effort the successful conduct of its operations is largely dependent. Subject to the Plan's approval by the Company's stockholders, the Plan shall be the only plan pursuant to which stock options, restricted stock and restricted stock units may be granted by the Company to participants, and upon receipt of such approval, no such grants shall be made thereafter under the Company's 2005 Restricted Stock and Stock Option Plan (the "2005 Plan"); provided, however, that grants made under the 2005 Plan prior to receipt of such approval shall remain in full force and effect in accordance with their terms and the terms of the 2005 Plan.
Purpose. The purpose of this Article 9 is to provide the Committee the ability to qualify Awards other than Options and SARs and that are granted pursuant to Articles 6 and 8 as Qualified Performance-Based Compensation. If the Committee, in its discretion, decides to grant a Performance-Based Award to a Covered Employee, the provisions of this Article 9 shall control over any contrary provision contained in Articles 6 or 8; provided, however, that the Committee may in its discretion grant Awards to Covered Employees that are based on Performance Criteria or Performance Goals but that do not satisfy the requirements of this Article 9.
Purpose. The purpose of the Plan is to assist the Company and its subsidiaries in attracting and retaining selected individuals to serve as directors, officers, consultants, advisors and other key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries who will contribute to the Company's success and to achieve long-term objectives which will inure to the benefit of all shareholders of the Company through the additional incentive inherent in the ownership or increased ownership of the Company's shares of common stock ("Shares"). Options granted under the Plan will be either "incentive share options," intended to qualify as such under the provisions of Section 422 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time (the "Code"), or "nonqualified share options." For purposes of the Plan, the term "subsidiary" shall mean "subsidiary corporation," as such term is defined in Section 424(f) of the Code, and "affiliate" shall have the meaning set forth in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). For purposes of the Plan, the term "Award" shall mean a grant of an Option, a grant of a share appreciation right, a grant of a Share Purchase Award, a grant of a Restricted Share Award, or any other award made under the terms of the Plan.