Contract

by Libbey, Inc.
May 10th, 2006
 

EXHIBIT 10

Libbey Inc.
2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan

Effective May 4, 2006

 


 

Contents
         
Article 1. Establishment, Purpose, and Duration
    1  
Article 2. Definitions
    1  
Article 3. Administration
    7  
Article 4. Shares Subject to this Plan and Maximum Awards
    8  
Article 5. Eligibility and Participation
    10  
Article 6. Stock Options
    10  
Article 7. Stock Appreciation Rights
    12  
Article 8. Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units
    14  
Article 9. Performance Units/Performance Shares
    15  
Article 10. Cash-Based Awards and Other Stock-Based Awards
    16  
Article 11. Transferability of Awards
    17  
Article 12. Performance Measures
    17  
Article 13. Nonemployee Director Awards
    18  
Article 14. Dividend Equivalents
    19  
Article 15. Beneficiary Designation
    19  
Article 16. Rights of Participants
    19  
Article 17. Change of Control
    19  
Article 18. Amendment, Modification, Suspension, and Termination
       
Article 19. Withholding
    21  
Article 20. Successors
    21  
Article 21. General Provisions
    21  

 


 

Libbey Inc. 2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan
Article 1. Establishment, Purpose, and Duration
     1.1      Establishment. Libbey Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), establishes an incentive compensation plan to be known as the Libbey Inc. 2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “Plan”), as set forth in this document.
     This Plan permits the grant of Nonqualified Stock Options, Incentive Stock Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, Performance Shares, Performance Units, Cash-Based Awards and Other Stock-Based Awards.
     This Plan shall become effective upon shareholder approval (the “Effective Date”) and shall remain in effect as provided in Section 1.3 hereof.
     1.2      Purpose of this Plan. The purpose of this Plan is to enable the Company to obtain and retain the services of Employees and Non-employee Directors considered essential to the long-range success of the Company, to provide a means whereby Employees and Non-employee Directors develop a sense of proprietorship and personal involvement in the development and financial success of the Company, and to encourage them to devote their best efforts to the business of the Company, thereby advancing the interests of the Company and its shareholders.
     1.3      Duration of this Plan. Unless sooner terminated as provided in this Plan, this Plan shall terminate ten (10) years from the Effective Date. After this Plan is terminated, no Awards may be granted, but Awards previously granted shall remain outstanding in accordance with their applicable terms and conditions and this Plan’s terms and conditions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no Incentive Stock Options may be granted more than ten (10) years after the earlier of (a) adoption of this Plan by the Board, or (b) the Effective Date.
Article 2. Definitions
     Whenever used in this Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below, and when the meaning is intended, the initial letter of the word shall be capitalized.
  2.1   “Affiliate” means any corporation or other entity (including, but not limited to, a partnership or a limited liability company) that is affiliated with the Company through stock or equity ownership, or otherwise, and is designated as an Affiliate for purposes of this Plan by the Committee. For purposes of granting Options or Stock Appreciation Rights, an entity may not be considered an Affiliate if it results in noncompliance with Code Section 409A.
 
  2.2   “Annual Award Limit” or “Annual Award Limits” has the meaning set forth in Section 4.3.
 
  2.3   “Award” means, individually or collectively, a grant under this Plan of Nonqualified Stock Options, Incentive Stock Options, SARs, Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, Performance Shares, Performance Units, Cash-Based Awards or Other Stock-Based Awards, in each case subject to the terms of this Plan.

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  2.4   “Award Agreement” or “Agreement” means either (i) a written agreement entered into by the Company and a Participant setting forth the terms and provisions applicable to an Award granted under this Plan or (ii) a written statement issued by the Company to a Participant describing the terms and provisions of the Award, including any amendment or modification thereof. The Committee may provide for the use of electronic, internet or other non-paper Award Agreements and the use of electronic, internet or other non-paper means for the acceptance of the Award Agreements and actions under them by a Participant.
 
  2.5   “Beneficial Owner” or “Beneficial Ownership” has the meaning ascribed to that term in Rule 13d-3 of the General Rules and Regulations under the Exchange Act.
 
  2.6   “Board” or “Board of Directors” means the Board of Directors of the Company.
 
  2.7   “Cash-Based Award” means an Award, denominated in cash, granted to a Participant as described in Article 10.
 
  2.8   “Change in Control” means any of the following events:
  (a)   Any Person (as defined below) is or becomes the Beneficial Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing twenty percent (20%) or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then-outstanding securities. For purposes of this Plan, the term “Person” is used as that term is used in Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Exchange Act; provided, however, that the term shall not include (i) the Company, any trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Company, or (ii) any corporation owned, directly or indirectly, by the shareholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of stock of the Company, and provided further that this subsection (a) shall not apply to any Person who is the Beneficial Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing twenty percent (20%) or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then-outstanding securities as of the Effective Date of this Plan if and for so long as that Person does not beneficially own, or increase its beneficial ownership to, twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then-outstanding securities;
 
  (b)   During any period of two (2) consecutive years beginning after the Effective Date of this Plan, Continuing Directors (excluding any Directors designated by a Person who has entered into an agreement with the Company to effect a transaction described in Sections 2.8(a), (c) or (d)) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board;
 
  (c)   The consummation of a merger or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation or other entity, unless, after giving effect to the merger or consolidation, the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately prior to the merger or consolidation continue to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity) more than sixty-six and two-thirds percent (66 2/3%) of the combined voting power of the voting securities of the Company or the surviving entity outstanding immediately after the merger or consolidation;

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  (d)   The shareholders of the Company approve a plan of complete liquidation of the Company or an agreement for the sale or disposition by the Company of all or substantially all of the Company’s assets; or
 
  (e)   Any Person is or becomes the Beneficial Owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing ten percent (10%) or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then-outstanding securities (a “10% Owner”) and (i) the identity of the Chief Executive Officer of the Company is changed during the period beginning sixty (60) days before the attainment of the ten percent (10%) Beneficial Ownership and ending two (2) years thereafter or (ii) individuals constituting at least one-third (1/3) of the Directors at the beginning of the period cease for any reason to serve as Directors during the period beginning sixty (60) days before the attainment of the ten percent (10%) Beneficial Ownership and ending two (2) years thereafter; provided, however, that this subsection (e) shall not apply to any Person who is a ten percent (10%) Owner as of the Effective Date of this Plan so long as that Person does not increase its Beneficial Ownership by five percent (5%) or more over the percentage owned by that Person as of the Effective Date of the Plan.
  2.9   “Code” means the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time. For purposes of this Plan, references to sections of the Code shall be deemed to include references to any applicable regulations under the Code and any successor or similar provision.
 
  2.10   “Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Board or a subcommittee thereof, or any other committee designated by the Board to administer this Plan. The members of the Committee shall be appointed from time to time by, and shall serve at the discretion of, the Board. If the Committee does not exist or cannot function for any reason, the Board may take any action under the Plan that otherwise would be the responsibility of the Committee.
 
  2.11   “Company” means Libbey Inc., a Delaware corporation, and any successor to as provided in Article 20.
 
  2.12   “Continuing Directors” means individuals who both (a) as of the end of the period in question are Directors of the Company or whose election or nomination for election by the Company’s shareholders has been approved by a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors of the Company then in office and (b) either (i) at the beginning of the period in question or (ii) after the beginning but prior to the end of the period in question were Directors of the Company or whose election or nomination for election by the Company’s shareholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors of the Company in office at the beginning of the period.
 
  2.13   “Covered Employee” means any Employee who is or may become a “Covered Employee,” as defined in Code Section 162(m), and who is designated, either as an individual Employee or class of Employees, by the Committee within the shorter of (i) ninety (90) days after the beginning of the Performance Period or (ii) twenty-five percent (25%) of the Performance Period has elapsed, as a “Covered Employee” under this Plan for the applicable Performance Period.

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  2.14   “Director” means any individual who is a member of the Board of Directors of the Company.
 
  2.15   “Dividend Equivalent” means a right to receive the equivalent value (in cash or Shares) of dividends paid on common stock, awarded under Article 14.
 
  2.16   “DRO” means a domestic relations order as defined by the Code or Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or the rules under such statute.
 
  2.17   “Effective Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 1.1.
 
  2.18   “Employee” means any individual designated as an employee of the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries on the payroll records thereof.
 
  2.19   “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time, or any successor act thereto.
 
  2.20   “Extraordinary Items” means (i) extraordinary, unusual and/or nonrecurring items of gain or loss; (ii) gains or losses on the disposition of a business; (iii) changes in tax or accounting regulations or laws; or (iv) the effect of a merger or acquisition. Extraordinary Items must be identified in the audited financial statements, including footnotes, or Management Discussion and Analysis section of the Company’s annual report.
 
  2.21   “Fair Market Value” or “FMV” means a price that is based on the opening, closing, actual, high, low or average selling prices of a Share reported on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) or other established stock exchange (or exchanges) on the applicable date, the preceding trading day, the next preceding trading day, the next succeeding trading day or an average of trading days, as determined by the Committee in its discretion. Unless the Committee determines otherwise, Fair Market Value shall be deemed to be equal to the closing price of a Share on the trading day previous to the applicable date, or if shares were not traded on the trading day previous to the applicable date, then on the next preceding trading day. If Shares are not publicly traded at the time a determination of their value is required to be made under this Plan, then the determination of their Fair Market Value shall be made by the Committee in such manner as it deems appropriate, provided that, in the case of Options and Stock Appreciation Rights, the determination shall be made in compliance with Code Section 409A. The definition(s) of FMV shall be specified in each Award Agreement and may differ depending on whether FMV is in reference to the grant, exercise, vesting, settlement or payout of an Award.
 
  2.22   “Full Value Award” means an Award other than in the form of an ISO, NQSO or SAR.
 
  2.23   “Grant Price” means the price established at the time of grant of an SAR pursuant to Article 7.

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  2.24   “Incentive Stock Option” or “ISO” means an Option that is granted under Article 6 to an Employee, that is designated as an Incentive Stock Option and that is intended to meet the requirements of Code Section 422 or any successor provision.
 
  2.25   “Insider” means an individual who is, on the relevant date, an officer or Director of the Company, or the Beneficial Owner of more than ten percent (10%) of any class of the Company’s equity securities that are registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act, as determined by the Board in accordance with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.
 
  2.26   “Nominating and Governance Committee” means the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board or a subcommittee thereof, or any other committee designated by the Board to administer the pay of Non-employee Directors pursuant to this Plan. The members of the Committee shall be appointed from time to time by, and shall serve at the discretion of, the Board. If the Nominating and Governance Committee does not exist or cannot function for any reason, the Board may take any action under the Plan that otherwise would be the responsibility of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
 
  2.27   “Non-employee Director” means a Director who is not an Employee.
 
  2.28   “Nonemployee Director Award” means any NQSO, SAR or Full Value Award granted, whether singly, in combination, or in tandem, to a Non-employee Director.
 
  2.29   “Nonqualified Stock Option” or “NQSO” means an Option that is not intended to meet the requirements of Code Section 422 or that otherwise does not meet those requirements.
 
  2.30   “Option” means an option granted to a Participant to purchase the Company’s Shares, including an Incentive Stock Option or a Nonqualified Stock Option, as described in Article 6.
 
  2.31   “Option Price” means the price at which a Participant may purchase a Share pursuant to an Option.
 
  2.32   “Other Stock-Based Award” means an equity-based or equity-related Award that is not otherwise described by the terms of this Plan and that is granted pursuant to Article 10.
 
  2.33   “Participant” means any eligible individual, as determined in accordance with Article 5, to whom an Award is granted.
 
  2.34   “Performance-Based Compensation” means compensation under an Award that is intended to satisfy the requirements of Code Section 162(m) for certain performance-based compensation paid to Covered Employees. However, nothing in this Plan shall be construed to mean that an Award that does not satisfy the requirements for performance-based compensation under Code Section 162(m) does not constitute performance-based compensation for other purposes, including Code Section 409A.

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  2.35   “Performance Measures” means the measures, as described in Article 12, on which the performance goals are based. Performance Measures must be approved by the Company’s shareholders pursuant to this Plan in order to qualify Awards as Performance-Based Compensation.
 
  2.36   “Performance Period” means the period of time during which the performance goals must be met in order to determine the degree of payout and/or vesting with respect to an Award.
 
  2.37   “Performance Share” means an Award that is granted pursuant to Article 9, is subject to the terms of this Plan and is denominated in Shares, the value of which at the time it is payable is determined as a function of the extent to which the corresponding performance criteria have been achieved.
 
  2.38   “Performance Unit” means an Award that is granted pursuant to Article 9, is subject to the terms of this Plan and is denominated in units, the value of which at the time it is payable is determined as a function of the extent to which corresponding performance criteria have been achieved.
 
  2.39   “Period of Restriction” means the period during which Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units are subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture based on the passage of time, the achievement of performance goals or the occurrence of other events as determined by the Committee, in its discretion, as provided in Article 8.
 
  2.40   “Plan” means the Libbey Inc. 2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan.
 
  2.41   “Plan Year” means the calendar year.
 
  2.42   “Prior Plans” means the Libbey Inc. Amended and Restated Stock Option Plan for Key Employees and the Amended and Restated 1999 Equity Participation Plan of Libbey Inc.
 
  2.43   “Restricted Stock” means an Award granted to a Participant pursuant to Article 8.
 
  2.44   “Restricted Stock Unit” means an Award that is granted to a Participant pursuant to Article 8 but as to which no Shares actually are awarded to the Participant on the date of grant.
 
  2.45   “Share” means a share of common stock of the Company, $.01 par value per share.
 
  2.46   “Stock Appreciation Right” or “SAR” means an Award, designated as a SAR, pursuant to the terms of Article 7.
 
  2.47   “Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity, whether domestic or foreign, in which the Company directly or indirectly owns stock possessing fifty percent (50%) or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock.
 
  2.48   “Substitute Award” means an Award granted under this Plan upon the assumption of, or in substitution for, outstanding equity awards previously granted by a company or other entity in connection with a corporate transaction, such as a merger,

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      combination, consolidation or acquisition of property or stock; provided, however, that in no event shall the term “Substitute Award” be construed to refer to an Award made in connection with the cancellation and repricing of an Option or SAR.
 
  2.49   “Termination of Employment” means the time when the Employee-employer relationship between a Participant and the Company or any Subsidiary is terminated for any reason, with or without cause. Termination of Employment includes, but is not limited to, termination by resignation, discharge, death, disability or retirement, but excludes, at the discretion of the Committee, (a) termination where there is a simultaneous reemployment or continuing employment of a Participant by the Company or any Subsidiary, (b) termination that results in temporary severance of the Employee-employer relationship, and (c) termination where there is simultaneous establishment of a consulting relationship by the Company or a Subsidiary with a former Employee. The Committee, in its absolute discretion, shall determine the effect of all matters and questions relating to Termination of Employment, including, without limitation, the question of whether a Termination of Employment resulted from a discharge for good cause, and all questions of whether a particular leave of absence constitutes a Termination of Employment; provided, however, that, with respect to Incentive Stock Options, unless otherwise determined by the Committee in its discretion, a leave of absence, change in status from an Employee to an independent contractor, or other change in the Employee-employer relationship shall constitute a Termination of Employment if and to the extent that the leave of absence, change in status or other change interrupts employment for the purposes of Section 422(a)(2) of the Code and the then applicable regulations and revenue rulings under that Section of the Code.
Article 3. Administration
     3.1      General. The Committee shall be responsible for administering this Plan, subject to this Article 3 and the other provisions of this Plan. The Committee may employ attorneys, consultants, accountants, agents and other individuals, any of whom may be an Employee, and the Committee, the Company and its officers and Directors shall be entitled to rely upon the advice, opinions, or valuations of any such individuals. All actions taken and all interpretations and determinations made by the Committee shall be final and binding upon the Participants, the Company, and all other interested individuals.
     3.2      Authority of the Committee. The Committee shall have full and exclusive discretionary power to interpret the terms and the intent of this Plan and any Award Agreement or other agreement or document ancillary to or in connection with this Plan, to determine eligibility of Employees for Awards and to adopt such rules, regulations, forms, instruments and guidelines for administering this Plan as the Committee may deem necessary or proper. That authority shall include, but not be limited to, selecting which Employees are Award recipients, establishing all Award terms and conditions, including the terms and conditions set forth in Award Agreements, granting Awards as an alternative to or as the form of payment for grants or rights earned or due under compensation plans or arrangements of the Company, construing any ambiguous provision of the Plan or any Award Agreement, and, subject to Article 18, adopting modifications and amendments to this Plan or any Award Agreement, including without limitation, any that are necessary to comply with the laws of the countries and other jurisdictions in which the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries operate.

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     3.3      Delegation. The Committee may delegate to one or more of its members or to one or more officers of the Company, and/or its Subsidiaries and Affiliates, or to one or more agents or advisors, such administrative duties or powers as the Committee may deem advisable, and the Committee or any individuals to whom it has delegated duties or powers may employ one or more individuals to render advice with respect to any responsibility the Committee or those individuals may have under this Plan. The Committee may, by resolution, authorize one or more officers of the Company to do one or both of the following on the same basis as can the Committee: (a) designate Employees to be recipients of Awards; and (b) determine the size of any such Awards; provided, however, that (i) in the case of Awards to be granted to Employees who are considered Insiders, the Committee shall not delegate these responsibilities to any officer; (ii) the resolution providing the authorization sets forth the total number of Awards the officer(s) may grant; and (iii) the officer(s) shall report periodically to the Committee regarding the nature and scope of the Awards granted pursuant to the delegated authority.
Article 4. Shares Subject to this Plan and Maximum Awards
  4.1   Number of Shares Available for Awards.
  (a)   There is hereby reserved for issuance under the Plan an aggregate of seven hundred fifty thousand one hundred forty (750,140) Shares of Libbey Inc. common stock. The Shares authorized under this Plan are in addition to the number of Shares previously reserved and available for issuance under the Prior Plans. In connection with approving this Plan, and contingent upon receipt of shareholder approval of this Plan, the Board of Directors has approved a merger of the Prior Plans into this Plan, so that on and after the date this Plan is approved by shareholders, the maximum number of Shares reserved for issuance under this Plan shall not exceed the total number of Shares approved under this Plan and the Shares previously approved and available for issuance under the Prior Plans, reduced by any awards made from the Prior Plans during the period beginning January 1, 2006.
 
  (b)   The maximum number of Shares that may be issued pursuant to ISOs under this Plan shall be one million five hundred thousand (1,500,000) Shares.
 
  (c)   The maximum number of Shares that may be granted to Non-employee Directors shall be 150,000 Shares, and no Non-employee Director may receive Awards subject to more than 7,500 Shares in any Plan Year.
 
  (d)   Except with respect to a maximum of five percent (5%) of the shares authorized for issuance under this Plan, any Full Value Awards that vest on the basis of the Participant’s continued employment with or service to the Company shall not provide for vesting that is any more rapid than annual pro rata vesting over a three- (3-) year period, and any Full Value Awards that vest upon the attainment of performance goals shall provide for a performance period of at least twelve (12) months. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may permit the acceleration of vesting of Full Value Awards in the event of the Participant’s death, disability or retirement, or in the event of a Change in Control.

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     4.2      Share Usage. Shares covered by an Award shall be counted as used only to the extent they are actually issued. Any Shares related to Awards under this Plan or under Prior Plans that terminate by expiration, forfeiture, cancellation or otherwise without the issuance of the Shares, or are settled in cash in lieu of Shares, or are exchanged with the Committee’s permission, prior to the issuance of Shares, for Awards not involving Shares, shall be available again for grant under this Plan. Moreover, if the Option Price of any Option granted under this Plan or the tax withholding requirements with respect to any Award granted under this Plan are satisfied by tendering Shares to the Company (by either actual delivery or by attestation), the tendered Shares shall again be available for grant under this Plan. Furthermore, if a SAR is exercised and settled in Shares, the difference between the total Shares exercised and the net Shares delivered shall again be available for grant under this Plan, with the result being that only the number of Shares issued upon exercise of a SAR are counted against the Shares available. The Shares available for issuance under this Plan may be authorized and unissued Shares or treasury Shares.
     4.3      Annual Award Limits. Unless and until the Committee determines that an Award to a Covered Employee shall not be designed to qualify as Performance-Based Compensation, the following limits (each an “Annual Award Limit” and, collectively, “Annual Award Limits”) shall apply to grants of Awards under this Plan:
  (a)   Options: The maximum aggregate number of Shares subject to Options granted in any one Plan Year to any one Participant shall be three hundred thousand (300,000).
 
  (b)   SARs: The maximum number of Shares subject to Stock Appreciation Rights granted in any one Plan Year to any one Participant shall be three hundred thousand (300,000).
 
  (c)   Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units: The maximum aggregate grant with respect to Awards of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units in any one Plan Year to any one Participant shall be two hundred thousand (200,000) Shares.
 
  (d)   Performance Units or Performance Shares: The maximum aggregate Award of Performance Units or Performance Shares that a Participant may receive in any one Plan Year shall be two hundred thousand (200,000) Shares, or equal to the value of two hundred thousand (200,000) Shares determined as of the date of payout.
 
  (e)   Cash-Based Awards and Other Stock-Based Awards: The maximum aggregate amount awarded or credited with respect to Cash-Based or Other Stock-Based Awards to any one Participant in any one Plan Year may not exceed the value of three million dollars ($3,000,000) or two hundred thousand (200,000) Shares determined as of the date of payout.
     4.4      Adjustments in Authorized Shares. In the event of any corporate event or transaction (including, but not limited to, a change in the Shares or the capitalization of the Company), such as a merger, consolidation, reorganization, recapitalization, separation, partial or complete liquidation, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, split up, spin-off, or other distribution of stock or property of the Company, combination of Shares, exchange of Shares,

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dividend in kind, or other like change in capital structure, number of outstanding Shares or distribution (other than normal cash dividends) to shareholders of the Company, or any similar corporate event or transaction, the Committee, in its sole discretion, in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of Participants’ rights under this Plan, shall substitute or adjust, as applicable, the number and kind of Shares that may be issued under this Plan or under particular forms of Awards, the number and kind of Shares subject to outstanding Awards, the Option Price or Grant Price applicable to outstanding Awards, the Annual Award Limits, and other value determinations applicable to outstanding Awards.
     The Committee, in its sole discretion, also may make appropriate adjustments in the terms of any Awards under this Plan to reflect or relate to the changes or distributions and to modify any other terms of outstanding Awards, including modifications of performance goals and changes in the length of Performance Periods. Notwithstanding anything in this Plan to the contrary, the Committee may not take any action described in this Section 4.4 if the action would result in a violation of the requirements of Code Section 409A. The determination of the Committee as to the foregoing adjustments, if any, shall be conclusive and binding on Participants under this Plan.
     Subject to the provisions of Article 18 and notwithstanding anything else in this Plan to the contrary, the Board or the Committee may authorize the issuance of Awards under this Plan in connection with the assumption of, or substitution for, outstanding benefits previously granted to individuals who become Employees of Libbey Inc. or any Subsidiary as a result of any merger, consolidation, acquisition of property or stock, or reorganization, upon such terms and conditions as the Committee may deem appropriate, subject to compliance with the rules under Code Sections 409A, 422, and 424, as and where applicable. Any Substitute Awards granted under the Plan shall not count against the share limitations set forth in Section 4.3 hereof, to the extent permitted by Section 303A.08 of the Corporate Governance Standards of the New York Stock Exchange.
Article 5. Eligibility and Participation
     5.1      Eligibility. Individuals eligible to participate in this Plan include all Employees and Non-employee Directors.
     5.2      Actual Participation. Subject to the provisions of this Plan, the Committee from time to time may select from all eligible individuals those individuals to whom Awards shall be granted and shall determine, in its sole discretion, the nature of, any and all terms permissible by law with respect to, and the amount of each Award.
Article 6. Stock Options
     6.1      Grant of Options. Subject to the terms and provisions of this Plan, Options may be granted to Participants in such number, and upon such terms, and at any time and from time to time as shall be determined by the Committee in its sole discretion, provided that ISOs may be granted only to eligible Employees of the Company or of any parent or Subsidiary (as permitted under Code Sections 422 and 424). However, an Employee who is employed by an Affiliate and/or Subsidiary may be granted Options only to the extent the Affiliate and/or Subsidiary is part of: (i) the Company’s controlled group of corporations or (ii) a trade or business under common control, as of the date of grant, as determined within the meaning of Code Section 414(b) or 414(c) and substituting for this purpose ownership of at least fifty percent (50%) of the

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Affiliate and/or Subsidiary to determine the members of the controlled group of corporations and the entities under common control.
     6.2      Award Agreement. Each Option grant shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement that shall specify the Option Price, the maximum duration of the Option, the number of Shares to which the Option pertains, the conditions upon which an Option shall become vested and exercisable, and such other provisions as the Committee shall determine and as are not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan. The Award Agreement also shall specify whether the Option is intended to be an ISO or a NQSO.
     6.3      Option Price. The Option Price for each grant of an Option under this Plan shall be determined by the Committee in its sole discretion and shall be specified in the Award Agreement; provided, however, the Option Price must be at least equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the FMV of the Shares as determined on the date of grant.
     Notwithstanding this Section 6.3 to the contrary, in the case of an Option that is a Substitute Award, the price per share of the Shares subject to the Option may be less than the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant; provided, however, that X shall not exceed Y, where X is the amount, if any, by which the aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date the Substitute Award is granted) of the Shares subject to the Substitute Award exceeds the aggregate option price thereof, and Y is the amount, if any, by which the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined by the Committee as of the time immediately preceding the transaction giving rise to the Substitute Awards) of the Shares of the predecessor entity that were subject to the grant assumed or substituted for the Company exceeds the aggregate option price of such Shares.
     6.4      Term of Options. Each Option granted to a Participant shall expire at such time as the Committee shall determine at the time of grant; provided, however, no Option shall be exercisable later than the tenth (10th) anniversary date of its grant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee has the authority to grant to Participants who are not residents of the United States Nonqualified Stock Options that have a term greater than ten (10) years.
     6.5      Exercise of Options. Options granted under this Article 6 shall be exercisable at such times and be subject to such restrictions and conditions as the Committee shall in each instance approve. The terms and restrictions applicable to Options need not be the same for each grant or for each Participant.
     6.6      Payment. Options granted under this Article 6 shall be exercised by the delivery to the Company or an agent designated by the Company of a notice of exercise in a form specified or accepted by the Committee, or by complying with any alternative procedures authorized by the Committee,. The notice of exercise shall set forth the number of Shares with respect to which the Option is to be exercised and be accompanied by full payment for the Shares.
     Payment of the Option Price shall be a condition to the issuance of the Shares as to which an Option shall be exercised. The Option Price of any Option shall be payable to the Company in full either: (a) in cash or its equivalent; (b) by tendering (either by actual delivery or attestation) previously acquired Shares having an aggregate Fair Market Value at the time of exercise equal to the Option Price; (c) by a cashless (broker-assisted) exercise; (d) by a combination of (a), (b) and/or (c); or (e) any other method approved or accepted by the Committee, in its sole discretion.

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     Subject to any governing rules or regulations, as soon as practicable after receipt of written notification of exercise and full payment (including satisfaction of any applicable tax withholding), the Company shall deliver to the Participant evidence of book entry Shares or, upon the Participant’s request, Share certificates in an appropriate amount based upon the number of Shares purchased under the Option(s).
     Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, all payments under all of the methods indicated above shall be paid in United States dollars.
     6.7      Restrictions on Share Transferability. The Committee may impose such restrictions on any Shares acquired pursuant to the exercise of an Option granted under this Article 6 as it may deem advisable, including, without limitation, minimum holding period requirements or restrictions under applicable federal securities laws, under the requirements of any stock exchange or market upon which the Shares are then listed and/or traded, or under any blue sky or state securities laws applicable to the Shares.
     6.8      Termination of Employment. Each Participant’s Award Agreement shall set forth the extent to which the Participant shall have the right to exercise the Option following Termination of Employment or termination of services to the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries, as the case may be. These provisions shall be determined in the sole discretion of the Committee, shall be included in the Award Agreement entered into with each Participant, need not be uniform among all Options issued pursuant to this Article 6, and may reflect distinctions based on the reasons for termination.
     6.9      Notification of Disqualifying Disposition. If any Participant shall make any disposition of Shares issued pursuant to the exercise of an ISO under the circumstances described in Code Section 421(b) (relating to certain disqualifying dispositions), the Participant shall notify the Company of such disposition within ten (10) days thereof.
     6.10      No Other Feature of Deferral. No Option granted pursuant to this Plan shall provide for any feature for the deferral of compensation other than the deferral of recognition of income until the exercise of the Option.
Article 7. Stock Appreciation Rights
     7.1      Grant of SARs. Subject to the terms and conditions of this Plan, SARs may be granted to Participants at any time and from time to time as shall be determined by the Committee. However, an Employee who is employed by an Affiliate and/or Subsidiary may be granted SARs only to the extent the Affiliate and/or Subsidiary is: (i) part of the Company’s controlled group of corporations or (ii) a trade or business under common control, as of the date of grant, as determined within the meaning of Code Section 414(b) or 414(c) and substituting for this purpose ownership of at least fifty percent (50%) of the Affiliate and/or Subsidiary to determine the members of the controlled group of corporations and the entities under common control.
     Subject to the terms and conditions of this Plan, the Committee shall have complete discretion in determining the number of SARs granted to each Participant and, consistent with the provisions of this Plan, in determining the terms and conditions pertaining to the SARs.

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     The Grant Price for each grant of a SAR shall be determined by the Committee and shall be specified in the Award Agreement; provided, however, the Grant Price on the date of grant must be at least equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the FMV of the Shares as determined on the date of grant.
     Notwithstanding this Section 7.1 to the contrary, in the case of a SAR that is a Substitute Award, the Grant Price of the Shares subject to the SAR may be less than the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant; provided, however, that the X shall not exceed Y, where X is the amount, if any, by which the aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date on which the Substitute Award is granted) of the Shares subject to the Substitute Award exceeds the aggregate Grant Price with respect to the Shares subject to the Substitute Award and Y is the amount, if any, by which the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined by the Committee as of the time immediately preceding the transaction giving rise to the Substitute Awards), of the Shares of the predecessor entity that were subject to the grant assumed or substituted for the Company exceeds the aggregate Grant Price of the Shares.
     7.2      SAR Agreement. Each SAR Award shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement that shall specify the Grant Price, the term of the SAR and such other provisions as the Committee shall determine.
     7.3      Term of SAR. The term of a SAR granted under this Plan shall be determined by the Committee, in its sole discretion, and, except as determined otherwise by the Committee and specified in the SAR Award Agreement, no SAR shall be exercisable later than the tenth (10th) anniversary date of its grant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee has the authority to grant to Participants who are not residents of the United States SARs that have a term greater than ten (10) years.
     7.4      Exercise of SARs. SARs may be exercised upon whatever terms and conditions the Committee, in its sole discretion, imposes.
     7.5      Settlement of SARs. Upon the exercise of a SAR, a Participant shall be entitled to receive payment from the Company in an amount equal to the product of the excess of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of exercise over the Grant Price and the number of Shares with respect to which the SAR is exercised.
     At the discretion of the Committee, the payment upon SAR exercise may be in cash, Shares or any combination of cash and Shares, or in any other manner approved by the Committee in its sole discretion. The Committee’s determination regarding the form of SAR payout shall be set forth in the Award Agreement pertaining to the grant of the SAR.
     7.6      Termination of Employment. Each Award Agreement shall set forth the extent to which the Participant shall have the right to exercise the SAR following Termination of Employment with, or provision of services to, the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries, as the case may be. These provisions shall be determined in the sole discretion of the Committee, shall be included in the Award Agreement entered into with Participants, need not be uniform among all SARs issued pursuant to this Plan, and may reflect distinctions based on the reasons for termination.
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may deem advisable or desirable. These restrictions may include, but shall not be limited to, a requirement that the Participant hold the Shares received upon exercise of a SAR for a specified period of time.
     7.8      No Other Feature of Deferral. No SAR granted pursuant to this Plan shall provide for any feature for the deferral of compensation other than the deferral of recognition of income until the exercise of the SAR.
Article 8. Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units
     8.1      Grant of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units. Subject to the terms and provisions of this Plan, the Committee, at any time and from time to time, may grant Shares of Restricted Stock and/or Restricted Stock Units to Participants in such amounts as the Committee shall determine.
     8.2      Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Unit Agreement. Each grant of Restricted Stock and/or Restricted Stock Units shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement that shall specify the Period(s) of Restriction, the number of Shares of Restricted Stock or the number of Restricted Stock Units granted, and such other provisions as the Committee shall determine.
     8.3      Other Restrictions. The Committee shall impose such other conditions and/or restrictions on any Shares of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units granted pursuant to this Plan as it may deem advisable, including, without limitation, a requirement that Participants pay a stipulated purchase price for each Share of Restricted Stock or each Restricted Stock Unit, restrictions based upon the achievement of specific performance goals, time-based restrictions on vesting following the attainment of the performance goals, time-based restrictions, restrictions under applicable laws or under the requirements of any stock exchange or market upon which the Shares are listed or traded, or holding requirements or sale restrictions placed on the Shares by the Company upon vesting of the Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units.
     To the extent deemed appropriate by the Committee, the Company may retain the certificates representing Shares of Restricted Stock in the Company’s possession until such time as all conditions and/or restrictions applicable to the Shares have been satisfied or have lapsed.
     Except as otherwise provided in this Article 8, Shares of Restricted Stock covered by each Restricted Stock Award shall become freely transferable by the Participant after all conditions and restrictions applicable to the Shares have been satisfied or have lapsed (including satisfaction of any applicable tax withholding obligations), and Restricted Stock Units shall be paid in cash, Shares or a combination of cash and Shares as the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall determine.
     8.4      Certificate Legend. In addition to any legends placed on certificates pursuant to Section 8.3, each certificate representing Shares of Restricted Stock granted pursuant to this Plan may bear a legend such as the following or as otherwise determined by the Committee in its sole discretion:
     
The sale or transfer of Shares of stock represented by this certificate, whether voluntary, involuntary or by operation of law, is subject to certain restrictions on transfer as set forth in the Libbey

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Inc. 2006 Omnibus Incentive Plan, and in the associated Award Agreement. A copy of this Plan and the Award Agreement may be obtained from Libbey Inc.
     8.5      Voting Rights. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee and set forth in a Participant’s Award Agreement, to the extent permitted or required by law, Participants holding Shares of Restricted Stock granted pursuant to this Plan may be granted the right to exercise full voting rights with respect to those Shares during the Period of Restriction. A Participant shall have no voting rights with respect to any Restricted Stock Units granted pursuant to this Plan.
     8.6      Termination of Employment. Each Award Agreement shall set forth the extent to which the Participant shall have the right to retain Restricted Stock and/or Restricted Stock Units following Termination of Employment with, or provision of services to, the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries, as the case may be. These provisions shall be determined in the sole discretion of the Committee, shall be included in the Award Agreement entered into with each Participant, need not be uniform among all Shares of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units issued pursuant to this Plan, and may reflect distinctions based on the reasons for termination.
     8.7      Section 83(b) Election. The Committee may provide in an Award Agreement that the Award of Restricted Stock is conditioned upon the Participant making or refraining from making an election with respect to the Award under Code Section 83(b). If a Participant makes an election pursuant to Code Section 83(b) concerning a Restricted Stock Award, the Participant shall be required to file promptly a copy of the election with the Company.
Article 9. Performance Units/Performance Shares
     9.1      Grant of Performance Units/Performance Shares. Subject to the terms and provisions of this Plan, the Committee, at any time and from time to time, may grant Performance Units and/or Performance Shares to Participants in such amounts and upon such terms as the Committee shall determine.
     9.2      Value of Performance Units/Performance Shares. Each Performance Unit shall have an initial value that is established by the Committee at the time of grant. Each Performance Share shall have an initial value equal to the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant. The Committee shall set performance goals in its discretion which, depending on the extent to which they are met, will determine the value and/or number of Performance Units/Performance Shares that will be paid out to the Participant.
     9.3      Earning of Performance Units/Performance Shares. Subject to the terms of this Plan, after the applicable Performance Period has ended, the holder of Performance Units/Performance Shares shall be entitled to receive payout on the value and number of Performance Units/Performance Shares earned by the Participant over the Performance Period, to be determined as a function of the extent to which the corresponding performance goals have been achieved.
     9.4      Form and Timing of Payment of Performance Units/Performance Shares. Payment of earned Performance Units/Performance Shares shall be as determined by the Committee and as evidenced in the Award Agreement. Subject to the terms of this Plan, the Committee, in its sole discretion, may pay earned Performance Units/Performance Shares in

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the form of cash or in Shares (or in a combination thereof) equal to the value of the earned Performance Units/Performance Shares at the close of the applicable Performance Period, or as soon as practicable after the end of the Performance Period. Any Shares may be granted subject to any restrictions deemed appropriate by the Committee. The determination of the Committee with respect to the form of payout of the Awards shall be set forth in the Award Agreement pertaining to the grant of the Award.
     9.5      Termination of Employment. Each Award Agreement shall set forth the extent to which the Participant shall have the right to retain Performance Units and/or Performance Shares following Termination of Employment with, or provision of services to, the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries, as the case may be. These provisions shall be determined in the sole discretion of the Committee, shall be included in the Award Agreement entered into with each Participant, need not be uniform among all Awards of Performance Units or Performance Shares issued pursuant to this Plan, and may reflect distinctions based on the reasons for termination.
Article 10. Cash-Based Awards and Other Stock-Based Awards
     10.1      Grant of Cash-Based Awards. Subject to the terms and provisions of the Plan, the Committee, at any time and from time to time, may grant Cash-Based Awards to Participants in such amounts and upon such terms as the Committee may determine.
     10.2      Other Stock-Based Awards. The Committee may grant other types of equity-based or equity-related Awards not otherwise described by the terms of this Plan (including the grant or promise to deliver or offer for sale of unrestricted Shares) in such amounts and subject to such terms and conditions as the Committee shall determine. Other Stock-Based Awards may involve the transfer of actual Shares to Participants, or payment in cash or otherwise of amounts based on the value of Shares, and may include, without limitation, Awards designed to comply with or take advantage of the applicable local laws of jurisdictions other than the United States.
     10.3      Value of Cash-Based and Other Stock-Based Awards. Each Cash-Based Award shall specify a payment amount or payment range as determined by the Committee. Each Other Stock-Based Award shall be expressed in terms of Shares or units based on Shares, as determined by the Committee. The Committee may establish performance goals in its discretion. If the Committee exercises its discretion to establish performance goals, the number and/or value of Cash-Based Awards or Other Stock-Based Awards that will be paid out to the Participant will depend on the extent to which the performance goals are met.
     10.4      Payment of Cash-Based Awards and Other Stock-Based Awards. Payment, if any, with respect to a Cash-Based Award or an Other Stock-Based Award shall be made, in accordance with the terms of the Award, in cash or Shares as the Committee determines.
     10.5      Termination of Employment. The Committee shall determine the extent to which the Participant shall have the right to receive Cash-Based Awards or Other Stock-Based Awards following Termination of Employment with, or provision of services to, the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries, as the case may be. These provisions shall be determined in the sole discretion of the Committee, may be included in an agreement entered into with each Participant, need not be uniform among all Awards of Cash-Based Awards or Other Stock-Based Awards issued pursuant to the Plan, and may reflect distinctions based on the reasons for termination.

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Article 11. Transferability of Awards
     11.1      Transferability. Except as provided in Section 11.2 below, during a Participant’s lifetime, his or her Awards shall be exercisable only by the Participant. Awards shall not be transferable other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution or, subject to the consent of the Committee, pursuant to a DRO; no Awards shall be subject, in whole or in part, to attachment, execution or levy of any kind; and any purported transfer in violation of this Section 11.1 shall be null and void. The Committee may establish such procedures as it deems appropriate for a Participant to designate a beneficiary to whom any amounts payable or Shares deliverable in the event of, or following, the Participant’s death may be provided.
     11.2      Committee Action. The Committee may, in its discretion, determine that notwithstanding Section 11.1, any or all Awards (other than ISOs) shall be transferable to and exercisable by such transferees, and subject to such terms and conditions, as the Committee may deem appropriate; provided, however, no Award may be transferred for value (as defined in the General Instructions to Form S-8).
Article 12. Performance Measures
     12.1      Performance Measures. The performance goals upon which the payment or vesting of an Award to a Covered Employee that is intended to qualify as Performance-Based Compensation shall be limited to the following Performance Measures:
  (a)   Net earnings or net income (before or after taxes);
 
  (b)   Earnings per share;
 
  (c)   Net sales or revenue growth;
 
  (d)   Net operating profit;
 
  (e)   Return measures (including, but not limited to, return on assets, capital, invested capital, equity, sales or revenue);
 
  (f)   Cash flow (including, but not limited to, operating cash flow, free cash flow, cash flow return on equity and cash flow return on investment);
 
  (g)   Earnings before or after taxes, interest, depreciation and/or amortization;
 
  (h)   Gross or operating margins;
 
  (i)   Productivity ratios;
 
  (j)   Share price (including, but not limited to, growth measures and total shareholder return);
 
  (k)   Expense targets;
 
  (l)   Cost reductions or savings;
 
  (m)   Performance against operating budget goals;
 
  (n)   Margins;
 
  (o)   Operating efficiency;
 
  (p)   Funds from operations;
 
  (q)   Market share;
 
  (r)   Customer satisfaction;
 
  (s)   Working capital targets; and
 
  (t)   Economic value added or EVA® (net operating profit after tax minus the sum of capital multiplied by the cost of capital).
     Any Performance Measure(s) may be used to measure the performance of the Company, Subsidiary and/or Affiliate as a whole or any business unit of the Company, Subsidiary and/or Affiliate, or any combination thereof, as the Committee may deem appropriate, or any of the

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above Performance Measures as compared to the performance of a group of comparator companies, or published or special index that the Committee, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate, or the Company may select Performance Measure (j) above as compared to various stock market indices. The Committee also has the authority to provide for accelerated vesting of any Award based on the achievement of performance goals pursuant to the Performance Measures specified in this Article 12.
     12.2      Evaluation of Performance. The Committee may provide in any such Award that any evaluation of performance may include or exclude any of the following events that occurs during a Performance Period: (a) asset write-downs, (b) litigation or claim judgments or settlements, (c) the effect of changes in tax laws, accounting principles or other laws or provisions affecting reported results, (d) any reorganization and restructuring programs, (e) Extraordinary Items, (f) acquisitions or divestitures, and (g) foreign exchange gains and losses. To the extent the inclusions or exclusions affect Awards to Covered Employees, they shall be prescribed in a form that meets the requirements of Code Section 162(m) for deductibility.
     12.3      Adjustment of Performance-Based Compensation. Awards that are intended to qualify as Performance-Based Compensation may not be adjusted upward. The Committee shall retain the discretion to adjust the Awards downward, either on a formula or discretionary basis or any combination, as the Committee determines.
     12.4      Committee Discretion. If applicable tax and/or securities laws change to permit Committee discretion to alter the governing Performance Measures without obtaining shareholder approval of the changes, the Committee shall have sole discretion to make the changes without obtaining shareholder approval provided the exercise of such discretion does not violate Code Section 409A. In addition, if the Committee determines that it is advisable to grant Awards that shall not qualify as Performance-Based Compensation, the Committee may make the grants without satisfying the requirements of Code Section 162(m) and base vesting on Performance Measures other than those set forth in Section 12.1.
Article 13. Non-employee Director Awards
     Non-employee Directors may be granted Awards pursuant to this Plan only in accordance with this Article 13. Awards granted to Non-employee Directors pursuant to this Plan shall not be subject to management’s discretion. From time to time, the Nominating and Governance Committee shall set the amount(s) and type(s) of Awards that shall be granted to all Non-employee Directors on a periodic, nondiscriminatory basis pursuant to the Plan, as well as any additional amount(s), if any, to be awarded, also on a periodic, nondiscriminatory basis, based on each of the following: (a) the number of committees of the Board on which a Non-employee Director serves, (b) service of a Non-employee Director as the chair of a committee of the Board, (c) service of a Non-employee Director as Chairman of the Board, or (d) the first selection or appointment of an individual to the Board as a Non-employee Director. Subject to the limits set forth in Section 4.1(c) and the foregoing, the Nominating and Governance Committee shall grant these Awards to Non-employee Directors and any Non-employee Chairman of the Board, and grant new Non-employee Director Awards, as it shall from time to time determine. The terms and conditions of any grant to any Non-employee Director shall be set forth in an Award Agreement.

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Article 14. Dividend Equivalents
     Any Participant selected by the Committee may be granted Dividend Equivalents on Shares that are subject to any Award, to be credited as of dividend payment dates, during the period between the date the Award is granted and the date the Award is exercised, vests or expires, as determined by the Committee. However, no Dividend Equivalents may be granted on any Award of Options or SARs.
Article 15. Beneficiary Designation
     Each Participant under this Plan may, from time to time, name any beneficiary or beneficiaries (who may be named contingently or successively) to whom any benefit under this Plan is to be paid in case of his death before he receives any or all of the benefit. Each such designation shall revoke all prior designations by the same Participant, shall be in a form prescribed by the Committee, and shall be effective only when filed by the Participant in writing with the Company during the Participant’s lifetime. In the absence of any such beneficiary designation, benefits remaining unpaid or rights remaining unexercised at the Participant’s death shall be paid to or exercised by the Participant’s executor, administrator or legal representative.
Article 16. Rights of Participants
     16.1      Employment. Nothing in this Plan or an Award Agreement shall interfere with or limit in any way the right of the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries to terminate any Participant’s employment or service on the Board or to the Company at any time or for any reason not prohibited by law, nor confer upon any Participant any right to continue his employment or service as a Director for any specified period of time.
     Neither an Award nor any benefits arising under this Plan shall constitute an employment contract with the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries. Accordingly, subject to Articles 3 and 18, this Plan and the benefits under it may be terminated at any time in the sole and exclusive discretion of the Committee without giving rise to any liability on the part of the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries.
     16.2      Participation. No individual shall have the right to be selected to receive an Award under this Plan, or, having been so selected, to be selected to receive a future Award.
     16.3      Rights as a Shareholder. Except as otherwise provided in this Plan, a Participant shall have none of the rights of a shareholder with respect to Shares covered by any Award until the Participant becomes the record holder of the Shares.
Article 17. Change in Control
     17.1      Change of Control of the Company. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary, the provisions of this Article 17 shall apply in the event of a Change of Control, unless otherwise determined by the Committee in connection with the grant of an Award as reflected in the applicable Award Agreement.
     Upon a Change of Control, all then-outstanding Options and SARs shall become fully vested and exercisable immediately, and all other Awards that are not then vested and as to which vesting depends upon only the satisfaction of a service obligation by a Participant to the Company, Subsidiary or Affiliate shall vest in full and be free of restrictions related to the vesting of the Awards, except to the extent that another Award meeting the requirements of Section

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     17.2 (a “Replacement Award”) is provided to the Participant to replace the Award in question (the “Replaced Award”). The treatment of any other Awards shall be as determined by the Committee in connection with the grant thereof, as reflected in the applicable Award Agreement.
     Except to the extent that a Replacement Award is provided to the Participant, the Committee may, in its sole discretion: (i) determine that any or all outstanding Awards granted under the Plan, whether or not exercisable, will be canceled and terminated and that in connection with the cancellation and termination the holder of the Award may receive for each Share of Common Stock subject to the Awards a cash payment (or the delivery of shares of stock, other securities or a combination of cash, stock and securities equivalent to the cash payment) equal to the difference, if any, between the consideration received by shareholders of the Company in respect of a Share of Common Stock in connection with the transaction and the product of the purchase price, if any, per share under the Award and the number of Shares of Common Stock subject to the Award; provided, however, that if the product is zero or less, or to the extent that the Award is not then exercisable, the Awards will be canceled and terminated without payment therefor; or (ii) provide that the period to exercise Options or SARs granted under the Plan shall be extended (but not beyond the expiration of the Option or SAR).
     17.2      Replacement Awards. An Award shall meet the conditions of this Section 17.2 (and hence qualify as a Replacement Award) if: (i) it has a value at least equal to the value of the Replaced Award as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion; (ii) it relates to publicly traded equity securities of the Company or its successor pursuant to the Change in Control or another entity that is affiliated with the Company or its successor following the Change in Control; and (iii) its other terms and conditions are not less favorable to the Participant than the terms and conditions of the Replaced Award (including the provisions that would apply in the event of a subsequent Change of Control). Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Replacement Award may take the form of a continuation of the Replaced Award if the requirements of the preceding sentence are satisfied. The determination as to whether the conditions of this Section 17.2 are satisfied shall be made by the Committee, as constituted immediately before the Change of Control, in its sole discretion.
     17.3      Termination of Employment. Upon a Termination of Employment or, in the case of Directors, a termination of service as a Director, of a Participant occurring in connection with or during the period of two (2) years after the Change in Control, other than for Cause, (i) all Replacement Awards held by the Participant shall become fully vested and (if applicable) exercisable and free of restrictions, and (ii) all Options and SARs held by the Participant immediately before the termination of employment or termination of service as a Director that the Participant held as of the date of the Change in Control or that constitute Replacement Awards shall remain exercisable for not less than one (1) year following the termination or until the expiration of the stated term of the Option or SAR, whichever period is shorter; provided that, if the applicable Award Agreement provides for a longer period of exercisability, that provision shall control.
Article 18. Amendment, Modification, Suspension, and Termination
     18.1      Amendment, Modification, Suspension, and Termination. Subject to Section 18.3, the Committee may, at any time and from time to time, alter, amend, modify, suspend or terminate this Plan and any Award Agreement in whole or in part; provided, however, that, without the prior approval of the Company’s shareholders and except as provided in Section 4.4, Options or SARs issued under this Plan will not be repriced, replaced or regranted through

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cancellation and substitution of another Award, or by lowering the Option Price of a previously granted Option or the Grant Price of a previously granted SAR, and no amendment of this Plan shall be made without shareholder approval if shareholder approval is required by law, regulation or stock exchange rule.
     18.2      Awards Previously Granted. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary (other than Section 18.3), no termination, amendment, suspension or modification of this Plan or an Award Agreement shall adversely affect in any material way any Award previously granted under this Plan, without the written consent of the Participant holding the Award.
     18.3      Amendment to Conform to Law. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary, the Board of Directors may amend the Plan or an Award Agreement, to take effect retroactively or otherwise, as deemed necessary or advisable for the purpose of conforming the Plan or an Award Agreement to any present or future law relating to plans of this or similar nature (including, but not limited to, Code Section 409A), and to the administrative regulations and rulings promulgated under the present or future law.
Article 19. Withholding
     19.1      Tax Withholding. The Company shall have the power and the right to deduct or withhold, or require a Participant to remit to the Company, the minimum statutory amount to satisfy federal, state and local taxes, domestic or foreign, required by law or regulation to be withheld with respect to any taxable event arising as a result of this Plan.
     19.2      Share Withholding. With respect to withholding required upon the exercise of Options or SARs, upon the lapse of restrictions on Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units, or upon the achievement of performance goals related to Performance Shares, or any other taxable event arising as a result of an Award granted pursuant to this Plan, Participants may elect, subject to the approval of the Committee, to satisfy the withholding requirement, in whole or in part, by having the Company withhold Shares having a Fair Market Value on the date the tax is to be determined equal to the minimum statutory total tax that could be imposed on the transaction. All such elections shall be irrevocable, made in writing and signed by the Participant, and shall be subject to any restrictions or limitations that the Committee, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
Article 20. Successors
     All obligations of the Company under this Plan with respect to Awards granted pursuant to this Plan shall be binding on any successor to the Company, whether the existence of the successor is the result of a direct or indirect purchase, merger, consolidation, or otherwise, of all or substantially all of the business and/or assets of the Company.
Article 21. General Provisions
     21.1     Forfeiture Events.
  (a)   The Committee may specify in an Award Agreement that the Participant’s rights, payments and benefits with respect to an Award shall be subject to reduction, cancellation, forfeiture or recoupment upon the occurrence of certain specified events, in addition to any otherwise applicable vesting or performance conditions of an Award. These events may include, but shall not

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      be limited to, termination of employment for cause, termination of the Participant’s provision of services to the Company, Affiliate and/or Subsidiary, violation of material Company, Affiliate and/or Subsidiary policies, breach of noncompetition, confidentiality or other restrictive covenants that may apply to the Participant, or other conduct by the Participant that is detrimental to the business or reputation of the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries.
 
  (b)   If the Company is required to prepare an accounting restatement due to the material noncompliance of the Company, as a result of misconduct, with any financial reporting requirement under the securities laws, and if the Participant knowingly or grossly negligently engaged in the misconduct, or knowingly or grossly negligently failed to prevent the misconduct, or if the Participant is one of the individuals subject to automatic forfeiture under Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Participant shall reimburse the Company the amount of any payment in settlement of an Award earned or accrued during the twelve (12) month period following the first public issuance or filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (whichever just occurred) of the financial document embodying the financial reporting requirement.
     21.2      Legend. The certificates for Shares may include any legend that the Committee deems appropriate to reflect any restrictions on transfer of the Shares.
     21.3      Gender and Number. Except where otherwise indicated by the context, any masculine term used in this Plan also shall include the feminine, the plural shall include the singular, and the singular shall include the plural.
     21.4      Severability. In the event any provision of this Plan shall be held illegal or invalid for any reason, the illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remaining parts of this Plan, and this Plan shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal or invalid provision had not been included.
     21.5      Requirements of Law. The granting of Awards and the issuance of Shares under this Plan shall be subject to all applicable laws, rules and regulations, and to such approvals by any governmental agencies or national securities exchanges as may be required.
     21.6      Delivery of Title. The Company shall have no obligation to issue or deliver evidence of title for Shares issued under this Plan prior to:
  (a)   Obtaining any approvals from governmental agencies that the Company determines are necessary or advisable; and
 
  (b)   Completion of any registration or other qualification of the Shares under any applicable national or foreign law or ruling of any governmental body that the Company determines to be necessary or advisable.
     21.7      Inability to Obtain Authority. The inability of the Company to obtain from any regulatory body having jurisdiction such authority as the Company’s counsel deems to be necessary to the lawful issuance and sale of any Shares under this Plan, shall relieve the Company of any liability in respect of the failure to issue or sell the Shares as to which requisite authority shall not have been obtained.

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     21.8      Investment Representations. The Committee may require any individual receiving Shares pursuant to an Award under this Plan to represent and warrant in writing that the individual is acquiring the Shares for investment and without any present intention to sell or distribute the Shares.
     21.9      Employees Based Outside of the United States. Notwithstanding any provision of this Plan to the contrary, in order to comply with the laws in other countries in which the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries operate or in which Employees or Directors of the Company, its Affiliates and/or its Subsidiaries are located, the Committee, in its sole discretion, shall have the power and authority to:
  (a)   Determine which Affiliates and Subsidiaries shall be covered by this Plan;
 
  (b)   Determine which Employees and/or Directors outside the United States are eligible to participate in this Plan;
 
  (c)   Modify the terms and conditions of any Award granted to Employees and/or Directors outside the United States to comply with applicable foreign laws;
 
  (d)   Establish subplans and modify exercise procedures and other terms and procedures, to the extent the actions may be necessary or advisable. Any sub-plans and modifications to Plan terms and procedures established under this Section 21.9 by the Committee shall be attached to this Plan document as appendices; and
 
  (e)   Take any action, before or after an Award is made, that it deems advisable to obtain approval or comply with any necessary local government regulatory exemptions or approvals.
     Notwithstanding the above, the Committee may not take any actions under this Section 21.9, and no Awards shall be granted, that would violate applicable law.
     21.10      Uncertificated Shares. To the extent that this Plan provides for issuance of certificates to reflect the transfer of Shares, the transfer of the Shares may be effected on a noncertificated basis, to the extent not prohibited by applicable law or the rules of any stock exchange.
     21.11      Unfunded Plan. Participants shall have no right, title or interest in or to any investments that the Company and/or its Subsidiaries and/or its Affiliates may make to aid it in meeting its obligations under this Plan. Nothing contained in this Plan, and no action taken pursuant to its provisions, shall create or be construed to create a trust of any kind, or a fiduciary relationship between the Company and any Participant, beneficiary, legal representative or any other individual. To the extent that any individual acquires a right to receive payments from the Company, its Subsidiaries and/or its Affiliates under this Plan, the right shall be no greater than the right of an unsecured general creditor of the Company, a Subsidiary or an Affiliate, as the case may be. All payments to be made under this Plan shall be paid from the general funds of the Company, a Subsidiary or an Affiliate, as the case may be, and no special or separate fund shall be established and no segregation of assets shall be made to assure payment of the amounts except as expressly set forth in this Plan.

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     21.12      No Fractional Shares. No fractional Shares shall be issued or delivered pursuant to this Plan or any Award. The Committee shall determine whether cash, Awards or other property shall be issued or paid in lieu of fractional Shares or whether fractional Shares or any rights to fractional Shares shall be forfeited or otherwise eliminated.
     21.13      Retirement and Welfare Plans. Neither Awards made under this Plan nor Shares or cash paid pursuant to Awards may be included as “compensation” for purposes of computing the benefits payable to any Participant under the Company’s or any Subsidiary’s or Affiliate’s retirement plans (both qualified and non-qualified) or welfare benefit plans unless the other plan expressly provides that the compensation shall be taken into account in computing a Participant’s benefit.
     21.14      Deferred Compensation. It is intended that any Award made under this Plan that results in the deferral of compensation (as defined under Code Section 409A) complies with the requirements of Code Section 409A.
     21.15      Nonexclusivity of this Plan. The adoption of this Plan shall not be construed as creating any limitations on the power of the Board or Committee to adopt the other compensation arrangements as it may deem desirable for any Participant.
     21.16      No Constraint on Corporate Action. Nothing in this Plan shall be construed to: (i) limit, impair or otherwise affect the Company’s or a Subsidiary’s or an Affiliate’s right or power to make adjustments, reclassifications, reorganizations or changes of its capital or business structure, or to merge or consolidate, or dissolve, liquidate, sell or transfer all or any part of its business or assets; or (ii) limit the right or power of the Company or a Subsidiary or an Affiliate to take any action that the entity deems to be necessary or appropriate.
     21.17      Governing Law. The Plan and each Award Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, excluding any conflicts or choice of law rule or principle that might otherwise refer construction or interpretation of this Plan to the substantive law of another jurisdiction. Unless otherwise provided in the Award Agreement, recipients of an Award under this Plan are deemed to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the federal or state courts of Delaware, to resolve any and all issues that may arise out of or relate to this Plan or any related Award Agreement.
     21.18      Indemnification. Subject to requirements of Delaware law, each individual who is or shall have been a member of the Board, or a Committee appointed by the Board, or an officer of the Company to whom authority was delegated in accordance with Article 3, shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Company against and from any loss, cost, liability or expense that may be imposed upon or reasonably incurred by him or her 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 this Plan and against and from any and all amounts paid by him or her in settlement thereof, with the Company’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 Company an opportunity, at its own expense, to handle and defend the same before he or she undertakes to handle and defend it on his/her own behalf, unless the loss, cost, liability or expense is a result of his/her own willful misconduct or except as expressly provided by statute.

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     The foregoing right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of any other rights of indemnification to which the individuals may be entitled under the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation or Bylaws, as a matter of law, or otherwise, or any power that the Company may have to indemnify them or hold them harmless.
     21.19     No Guarantee of Favorable Tax Treatment. Although the Company intends to administer the Plan so that Awards will be exempt from, or will comply with, the requirements of Code Section 409A, the Company does not warrant that any Award under the Plan will qualify for favorable tax treatment under Code Section 409A or any other provision of federal, state, local or foreign law. The Company shall not be liable to any Participant for any tax the Participant might owe as a result of the grant, holding, vesting, exercise or payment of any Award under the Plan.

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