Amended And Restated

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Amended and Restated 1995 Stock Incentive Plan

Exhibit 10.2
SECTION 1
Establishment of Plan; Purpose of Plan
1.1 Establishment of Plan. The Company hereby establishes the 1995 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN (the “Plan”) for its corporate, divisional, and Subsidiary officers and other key employees. The Plan permits the grant and award of Stock Options, Restricted Stock, and Stock Awards.
1.2 Purpose of Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to provide officers and key management employees of the Company, its divisions, and its Subsidiaries with an increased incentive to make significant and extraordinary contributions to the long-term performance and growth of the Company and its Subsidiaries, to join the interests of officers and key employees with the interests of the Company’s stockholders through the opportunity for increased stock ownership, and to attract and retain officers and key employees of exceptional ability. The Plan is further intended to provide flexibility to the Company in structuring long-term incentive compensation to best promote the foregoing objectives.
SECTION 2
Definitions
The following words have the following meanings unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context:
2.1 “Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
2.2 “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.
2.3 “Change in Control” means (i) the failure of the Continuing Directors at any time to constitute at least a majority of the members of the Board; (ii) the acquisition by any Person other than an Excluded Holder of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule l3d-3 promulgated under the Act) of twenty percent (20%) or more of the outstanding Common Stock or the combined voting power of the Company’s outstanding securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors; (iii) the approval by the stockholders of the Company of a reorganization, merger or consolidation, unless with or into a Permitted Successor; or (iv) the approval by the stockholders of the Company of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company or the sale or disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company other than to a Permitted Successor.
2.4 “Code” means the Internal Revenue code of 1986, as amended.

 

 


 

2.5 “Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Board or such other committee as the Board shall designate to administer the Plan. The Committee shall consist of at least two members of the Board, and all of its members shall be “disinterested persons” as defined in Rule 16b-3 under the Act.
2.6 “Common Stock” means the Common Stock of the Company, par value $1 per share.
2.7 “Company” means Wolverine World Wide, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its successors and assigns.
2.8 “Continuing Directors” mean the individuals constituting the Board as of the date this Plan was adopted and any subsequent directors whose election or nomination for election by the Company’s stockholders was approved by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the individuals who are then Continuing Directors, but specifically excluding any individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of either an actual or threatened election contest (as the term is used in Rule 14a-11 of Regulation 14A promulgated under the Act) or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board.
2.9 “Employee Benefit Plan” means any plan or program established by the Company or a Subsidiary for the compensation or benefit of employees of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
2.10 “Excluded Holder” means (A) any Person who at the time this Plan was adopted was the beneficial owner of twenty percent (20%) or more of the outstanding Common Stock or (B) the Company, a Subsidiary or any Employee Benefit Plan of the Company or a Subsidiary or any trust holding Common Stock or other securities pursuant to the terms of an Employee Benefit Plan.
2.11 “Incentive Award” means the award or grant of a Stock Option, Restricted Stock, or Stock Award to a Participant pursuant to the Plan.
2.12 “Market Value” shall equal the closing market price of shares of Common Stock reported on the New York Stock Exchange (or any successor exchange that is the primary stock exchange for trading of Common Stock) on the date of grant, exercise or vesting, as applicable, or if the New York Stock Exchange (or any such successor) is closed on that date, the last preceding date on which the New York Stock Exchange (or any such successor) was open for trading and on which shares of Common Stock were traded.
2.13 “Participant” means a corporate officer, divisional officer, or any key employee of the Company, its divisions, or its Subsidiaries who the Committee determines is eligible to participate in the Plan and who is designated to be granted an Incentive Award under the Plan.

 

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2.14 “Permitted Successor” means a corporation which, immediately following the consummation of a transaction specified in clauses (iii) and (iv) of the definition of “Change in Control” above, satisfies each of the following criteria: (A) sixty percent (60%) or more of the outstanding common stock of the corporation and the combined voting power of the outstanding securities of the corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (in each case determined immediately following the consummation of the applicable transaction) is beneficially owned, directly or indirectly, by all or substantially all of the Persons who were the beneficial owners of the Company’s outstanding Common Stock and outstanding securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (respectively) immediately prior to the applicable transaction, (B) no Person other than an Excluded Holder beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, twenty percent (20%) or more of the outstanding common stock of the corporation or the combined voting power of the outstanding securities of the corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (for these purposes the term Excluded Holder shall include the corporation, any Subsidiary of the corporation and any Employee Benefit Plan of the corporation or any such Subsidiary or any trust holding common stock or other securities of the corporation pursuant to the terms of any such Employee Benefit Plan), and (C) at least a majority of the board of directors is comprised of Continuing Directors.
2.15 “Person” has the same meaning as set forth in Section 13(d) and 14(d)(2) of the Act.
2.16 “Restricted Period” means the period of time during which Restricted Stock awarded under the Plan is subject to restrictions. The Restricted Period may differ among Participants and may have different expiration dates with respect to shares of Common Stock covered by the same Incentive Award.
2.17 “Restricted Stock” means Common Stock awarded to a Participant pursuant to Section 6 of the Plan.
2.18 “Retirement” means the voluntary termination of all employment by a Participant after the Participant has attained 60 years of age, or such other age as shall be determined by the Committee in its sole discretion or as otherwise may be set forth in the Incentive Award agreement or other grant document with respect to a Participant and a particular Incentive Award.
2.19 “Stock Award” means an award of Common Stock awarded to a Participant pursuant to Section 7 of the Plan.
2.20 “Stock Option” means the right to purchase Common Stock at a stated price for a specified period of time. For purposes of the Plan, a Stock Option may be either an incentive stock option within the meaning of Section 422(b) of the Code or a nonqualified stock option.
2.21 “Subsidiary” means any corporation or other entity of which fifty percent (50%) or more of the outstanding voting stock or voting ownership interest is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by the Company or by one or more Subsidiaries of the Company.

 

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SECTION 3
Administration
3.1 Power and Authority. The Committee shall administer the Plan, shall have full power and authority to interpret the provisions of the Plan and Incentive Awards granted under the Plan, and shall have full power and authority to supervise the administration of the Plan and Incentive Awards granted under the Plan. All determinations, interpretations, and selections made by the Committee regarding the Plan shall be final and conclusive. The Committee shall hold its meetings at such times and places as it deems advisable. Action may be taken by a written instrument signed by a majority of the members of the Committee, and any action so taken shall be fully as effective as if it had been taken at a meeting duly called and held. The Committee shall make such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as it deems advisable. The members of the Committee shall not be paid any additional fees for their services.
3.2 Grants or Awards to Participants. In accordance with and subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall have the authority to determine all provisions of Incentive Awards as the Committee may deem necessary or desirable and as are consistent with the terms of the Plan, including, without limitation, the following: (a) the persons who shall be selected as Participants; (b) the nature and extent of the Incentive Awards to be made to each Participant (including the number of shares of Common Stock to be subject to each Incentive Award, any exercise price, the manner in which an Incentive Award will vest or become exercisable, and the form of payment for the Incentive Award); (c) the time or times when Incentive Awards will be granted; (d) the duration of each Incentive Award; and (e) the restrictions and other conditions to which payment or vesting of Incentive Awards may be subject.
3.3 Amendments or Modifications of Awards. The Committee shall have the authority to amend or modify the terms of any outstanding Incentive Award in any manner, provided that the amended or modified terms are not prohibited by the Plan as then in effect and provided such actions do not cause an Incentive Award not already subject to Section 409A of the Code to become subject to Section 409A of the Code, unless the Committee expressly determines to make an Incentive Award subject to Section 409A of the Code, including, without limitation, the authority to: (a) modify the number of shares or other terms and conditions of an Incentive Award; provided that any increase in the number of shares of an Incentive Award other than pursuant to Section 4.2 shall be considered to be a new grant with respect to such additional shares for purposes of Section 409A of the Code and such new grant shall be made at Market Value on the date of grant; (b) extend the term of an Incentive Award to a date that is no later than the earlier of the latest date upon which the Incentive Award could have expired by its terms under any circumstances or the 10th anniversary of the date of grant (for purposes of clarity, as permitted under Section 409A of the Code, if the term of a Stock Option is extended at a time when the Stock Option price equals or exceeds the Market Value, it will not be an extension of the term of the Stock Option, but instead will be treated as a modification of the Stock Option and a new Stock Option will be treated as having been granted); (c) accelerate the exercisability or vesting or otherwise terminate any restrictions relating to an Incentive Award; (d) accept the surrender of any outstanding Incentive Award; or (e) to the extent not previously exercised or vested, authorize the grant of new Incentive Awards in substitution for surrendered Incentive Awards; provided, however, that such grant of new Incentive Awards shall be considered to be a new grant for purposes of Section 409A of the Code and such new grant shall be made at Market Value on the date of the new grant.

 

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3.4 Indemnification of Committee Members. Each person who is or shall have been a member of the Committee shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Company from and against any cost, liability, or expense imposed or incurred in connection with such person’s or the Committee’s taking or failing to take any action under the Plan. Each such person shall be justified in relying on information furnished in connection with the Plan’s administration by any appropriate person or persons.
SECTION 4
Shares Subject to the Plan
4.1 Number of Shares. Subject to adjustment as provided in subsection 4.2 of the Plan, a maximum of 500,000 shares of Common Stock (not including any adjustments occurring before the date of this amendment pursuant to Section 4.2) shall be available for Incentive Awards under the Plan. Such shares shall be authorized and may be either unissued or treasury shares.
4.2 Adjustments. If the number of shares of Common Stock outstanding changes by reason of a stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization, merger, consolidation, combination, exchange of shares, or any other change in the corporate structure or shares of the Company, the number and kind of securities subject to and reserved under the Plan, together with applicable exercise prices, shall be appropriately adjusted. No fractional shares shall be issued pursuant to the Plan, and any fractional shares resulting from adjustments shall be eliminated from the respective Incentive Awards, with an appropriate cash adjustment for the value of any Incentive Awards eliminated. If an Incentive Award is cancelled, surrendered, modified, exchanged for a substitute Incentive Award, or expires or terminates during the term of the Plan but prior to the exercise or vesting of the Incentive Award in full, the shares subject to but not delivered under such Incentive Award shall be available for other Incentive Awards.
SECTION 5
Stock Options
5.1 Grant. A Participant may be granted one or more Stock Options under the Plan. Stock Options shall be subject to such terms and conditions, consistent with the other provisions of the Plan, as may be determined by the Committee in its sole discretion. In addition, the Committee may vary, among Participants and among Stock Options granted to the same Participant, any and all of the terms and conditions of the Stock Options granted under the Plan. The Committee shall have complete discretion in determining the number of Stock Options granted to each Participant. The Committee may designate whether or not a Stock Option is to be considered an incentive stock option as defined in Section 422(b) of the Code.

 

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5.2 Stock Option Agreements. Stock Options shall be evidenced by Stock Option agreements containing such terms and conditions, consistent with the provisions of the Plan, as the Committee shall from time to time determine. To the extent not covered by the Stock Option agreement, the terms and conditions of this Section 5 shall govern.
5.3 Stock Option Price. The per share Stock Option price shall be determined by the Committee; provided, however, that the per share Stock Option price shall be equal to or greater than one hundred percent (100%) of the Market Value on the date of grant.
5.4 Medium and Time of Payment. The exercise price for each share purchased pursuant to a Stock Option granted under the Plan shall be payable in cash or, if the Committee consents, in shares of Common Stock (including Common Stock to be received upon a simultaneous exercise) or other consideration substantially equivalent to cash. To the extent any such amendment would not cause a Stock Option to become subject to Section 409A of the Code, unless the Committee expressly determines to make a Stock Option subject to Section 409A of the Code, the time and terms of payment may be amended with the consent of a Participant before or after exercise of a Stock Option. The Committee may from time to time authorize payment of all or a portion of the Stock Option price in the form of a promissory note or other deferred payment installments according to such terms as the Committee may approve. The Board may restrict or suspend the power of the Committee to permit such loans and may require that adequate security be provided.
5.5 Stock Options Granted to Ten Percent Stockholders. No Stock Option granted to any Participant who at the time of such grant owns, together with stock attributed to such Participant under Section 424 (d) of the Code, more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries may be designated as an incentive stock option, unless such Stock Option provides an exercise price equal to at least one hundred ten percent (110%) of the Market Value of the Common Stock and the exercise of the Stock Option after the expiration of five years from the date of grant of the Stock Option is prohibited by its terms.
5.6 Limits on Exercisability. Stock Options shall be exercisable for such periods as may be fixed by the Committee, not to exceed 10 years from the date of grant. At the time of the exercise of a Stock Option, the holder of the Stock Option, if requested by the Committee, must represent to the Company that the shares are being acquired for investment and not with a view to the distribution thereof. The Committee may in its discretion require a Participant to continue the Participant’s service with the Company and its Subsidiaries for a certain length of time prior to a Stock Option becoming exercisable and may eliminate such delayed vesting provisions. No Stock Option issued to officers and employees subject to Section 16 of the Act shall be exercisable during the first six months of its term.

 

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5.7 Restrictions on Transferability.
(a) General. Unless the Committee otherwise consents (before or after the option grant) or unless the Stock Option agreement or grant provide otherwise; (i) no Stock Options granted under the Plan may be sold, exchanged, transferred, pledged, assigned, or otherwise alienated or hypothecated except by will or the laws of descent and distribution; and (ii) all Stock Options granted to a Participant shall be exercisable during the Participant’s lifetime only by such Participant, his guardian, or legal representative.
(b) Other Restrictions. The Committee may impose other restrictions on any shares of Common Stock acquired pursuant to the exercise of a Stock Option under the Plan as the Committee deems advisable, including, without limitation, restrictions under applicable federal or state securities laws.
5.8 Termination of Employment or Officer Status.
(a) General. If a Participant ceases to be employed by or an officer of the Company or one of its Subsidiaries for any reason other than the Participant’s death, disability, Retirement, or termination for cause, the Participant may exercise his Stock Options only for a period of three months after such termination of employment or officer status, but only to the extent the Participant was entitled to exercise the Stock Options on the date of termination, unless the Committee otherwise consents or the terms of the Stock Option agreement or grant provide otherwise. For purposes of the Plan, the following shall not be deemed a termination of employment or officer status: (i) a transfer of an employee from the Company to any Subsidiary; (ii) a leave of absence, duly authorized in writing by the Company, for military service or for any other purpose approved by the Company if the period of such leave does not exceed 90 days; (iii) a leave of absence in excess of 90 days, duly authorized in writing by the Company, provided that the employee’s right to reemployment is guaranteed either by statute or contract; or (iv) a termination of employment with continued service as an officer.
(b) Death. If a Participant dies either while an employee or officer of the Company or one of its Subsidiaries or after the termination of employment other than for cause but during the time when the Participant could have exercised a Stock Option under the Plan, the Stock Option issued to such Participant shall be exercisable by the personal representative of such Participant or other successor to the interest of the Participant for one year after the Participant’s death, but only to the extent that the Participant was entitled to exercise the Stock Option on the date of death or termination of employment, whichever first occurred, unless the Committee otherwise consents or the terms of the Stock Option agreement or grant provide otherwise.
(c) Disability. If a Participant ceases to be an employee or officer of the Company or one of its Subsidiaries due to the Participant’s disability, the Participant may exercise a Stock Option for a period of one year following such termination of employment, but only to the extent that the Participant was entitled to exercise the Stock Option on the date of such event, unless the Committee otherwise consents or the terms of the Stock Option agreement or grant provide otherwise.

 

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(d) Participant Retirement. If a Participant Retires as an employee or officer of the Company or one of its Subsidiaries, any Stock Option granted under the Plan may be exercised during the remaining term of the Stock Option, unless the terms of the Stock Option agreement or grant provide otherwise.
(e) Termination for Cause. If a Participant is terminated for cause, the Participant shall have no further right to exercise any Stock Option previously granted, unless the committee and the Board determine otherwise.
SECTION 6
Restricted Stock
6.1 Grant. A Participant may be granted Restricted Stock under the Plan. Restricted Stock shall be subject to such terms and conditions, consistent with the other provisions of the Plan, as shall be determined by the Committee in its sole discretion. The Committee may impose such restrictions or conditions, consistent with the provisions of the Plan, to the vesting of Restricted Stock as it deems appropriate.
6.2 Termination of Employment or Officer Status.
(a) General. In the event of termination of employment or officer status during the Restricted Period for any reason other than death, disability, Retirement, or termination for cause, then any shares of Restricted Stock still subject to restrictions at the date of such termination shall automatically be forfeited and returned to the Company; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that in the event of a voluntary or involuntary termination of the employment or officer status of a Participant by the Company, the Committee may, in its sole discretion, waive the automatic forfeiture of any or all such shares of Restricted Stock and/or may add such new restrictions to such shares of Restricted Stock as it deems appropriate. For purposes of the Plan, the following shall not be deemed a termination of employment or officer status: (i) a transfer of an employee from the Company to any Subsidiary; (ii) a leave of absence, duly authorized in writing by the Company, for military service or for any other purpose approved by the Company if the period of such leave does not exceed 90 days; (iii) a leave of absence in excess of 90 days duly authorized in writing by the Company, provided that the employee’s right to reemployment is guaranteed either by statute or contract; and (iv) a termination of employment with continued service as an officer.
(b) Death, Retirement, or Disability. Unless the Committee otherwise consents or unless the terms of the Restricted Stock agreement or grant provide otherwise, in the event a Participant terminates his employment with the Company because of death, disability, or Retirement during the Restricted Period, the restrictions applicable to the shares of Restricted Stock shall terminate automatically with respect to that number of shares (rounded to the nearest whole number) equal to the total number of shares of Restricted Stock granted to such Participant multiplied by the number of full months that have elapsed since the date of gant divided by the maximum number of full months of the Restricted Period. All remaining shares shall be forfeited and returned to the Company; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the Committee may, in its sole discretion, waive the restrictions remaining on any or all such remaining shares of Restricted Stock either before or after the death, disability, or Retirement of the Participant.

 

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(c) Termination for Cause. If a Participant’s employment is terminated for cause, the Participant shall have no further right to exercise or receive any Restricted Stock, and all Restricted Stock still subject to restrictions at the date of such termination shall automatically be forfeited and returned to the Company, unless the Committee and the Board determine otherwise.
6.4 Restrictions on Transferability.
(a) General. Unless the Committee otherwise consents or unless the terms of the Restricted Stock agreement or grant provide otherwise: (i) shares of Restricted Stock shall not be sold, exchanged, transferred, pledged, assigned, or otherwise alienated or hypothecated during the Restricted Period except by will or the laws of descent and distribution; and (ii) all rights with respect to Restricted Stock granted to a Participant under the Plan shall be exercisable during the Participant’s lifetime only by such Participant, his guardian, or legal representative.
(b) Other Restrictions. The Committee may impose other restrictions on any shares of Common Stock acquired pursuant to an award of Restricted Stock under the Plan as the Committee deems advisable, including, without limitation, restrictions under applicable federal or state securities laws.
6.5 Legending of Restricted Stock. Any certificates evidencing shares of Restricted Stock awarded pursuant to the Plan shall bear the following legend:
The shares represented by this certificate were issued subject to certain restrictions under the Wolverine World Wide, Inc. 1995 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). A copy of the Plan is on file in the office of the Secretary of the Company. This certificate is held subject to the terms and conditions contained in a restricted stock agreement that includes a prohibition against the sale or transfer of the stock represented by this certificate except in compliance with that agreement, and that provides for forfeiture upon certain events.
6.6 Representations and Warranties. A Participant who is awarded Restricted Stock shall represent and warrant that the Participant is acquiring the Restricted Stock for the Participant’s own account and investment and without any intention to resell or redistribute the Restricted Stock. The Participant shall agree not to resell or distribute such Restricted Stock after the Restricted Period except upon such conditions as the Company may reasonably specify to ensure compliance with federal and state securities laws.

 

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6.7 Rights as a Stockholder. A Participant shall have all voting, dividend, liquidation, and other rights with respect to Restricted Stock held of record by such Participant as if the Participant held unrestricted Common Stock; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, that the unvested portion of any award of Restricted Stock shall be subject to any restrictions on transferability or risks of forfeiture imposed pursuant to subsections 6.1 and 6.4 of the Plan. Unless the Committee otherwise determines or unless the terms of the Restricted Stock agreement or grant provide otherwise, any noncash dividends or distributions paid with respect to shares of unvested Restricted Stock shall be subject to the same restrictions as the shares to which such dividends or distributions relate. Any dividend payment with respect to Restricted Stock shall be made no later than the end of the calendar year in which the dividends are paid to stockholders, or, if later, the 15th day of the third month following the date the dividends are paid to stockholders.
SECTION 7
Stock Awards
7.1 Grant. A Participant may be granted one or more Stock Awards under the Plan in lieu of, or as payment for, the rights of a Participant under any other compensation plan, policy, or program of the Company or its Subsidiaries. Stock Awards shall be subject to such terms and conditions, consistent with the other provisions of the Plan, as may be determined by the Committee in its sole discretion. Notwithstanding the previous sentence, the shares of stock subject to Stock Awards shall be issued no later than the 15th day of the third month after the end of the calendar year in which the award is granted.
7.2 Rights as a Stockholder. A Participant shall have all voting, dividend, liquidation, and other rights with respect to shares of Common Stock issued to the Participant as a Stock Award under this Section 7 upon the Participant becoming the holder of record of the Common Stock granted pursuant to such Stock Awards; provided, however, that the Committee may impose such restrictions on the assignment or transfer of Common Stock awarded pursuant to a Stock Award as it deems appropriate. Any dividend payment with respect to Stock Awards shall be made no later than the end of the calendar year in which the dividends are paid to stockholders, or, if later, the 15th day of the third month following the date the dividends are paid to stockholders.
SECTION 8
Change in Control
8.1 Acceleration of Vesting. If a Change in Control of the Company shall occur, then, unless the Committee or the Board otherwise determines with respect to one or more Incentive Awards, without action by the Committee or the Board (a) all outstanding Stock Options shall become immediately exercisable in full and shall remain exercisable during the remaining term thereof, regardless of whether the Participants to whom such Stock Options have been granted remain in the employ or service of the Company or any Subsidiary; and (b) all other outstanding Incentive Awards shall become immediately fully vested and nonforfeitable.

 

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8.2 Cash Payment for Stock Options. If a Change in Control of the Company shall occur, then the Committee, in its sole discretion, and without the consent of any Participant affected thereby, may determine that some or all Participants holding outstanding Stock Options shall receive, with respect to some or all of the shares of Common Stock subject to such Stock Options, as of the effective date of any such Change in Control of the Company, cash in an amount equal to the greater of the excess of (a) the highest sales price of the shares on the New York Stock Exchange on the date immediately prior to the effective date of such Change in Control of the Company or (b) the highest price per share actually paid in connection with any Change in Control of the Company over the exercise price per share of such Stock Options.
SECTION 9
General Provisions
9.1 No Rights to Awards. No Participant or other person shall have any claim to be granted any Incentive Award under the Plan, and there is no obligation of uniformity of treatment of Participants or holders or beneficiaries of Incentive Awards under the Plan. The terms and conditions of Incentive Awards of the same type and the determination of the Committee to grant a waiver or modification of any Incentive Award and the terms and conditions thereof need not be the same with respect to each Participant.
9.2 Withholding. The Company or a Subsidiary shall be entitled to (a) withhold and deduct from future wages of a Participant (or from other amounts that may be due and owing to a Participant from the Company or a Subsidiary), or make other arrangements for the collection of, all legally required amounts necessary to satisfy any and all federal, state, and local withholding and employment-related tax requirements attributable to an Incentive Award, including, without limitation, the grant, exercise, or vesting of, or payment of dividends with respect to, an Incentive Award or a disqualifying disposition of Common Stock received upon exercise of an incentive stock option; or (b) require a Participant promptly to remit the amount of such withholding to the Company before taking any action with respect to an Incentive Award. Unless the Committee determines otherwise, withholding may be satisfied by withholding Common Stock to be received upon exercise or by delivery to the Company of previously owned Common Stock. The Company may establish such rules and procedures concerning timing of any withholding election as it deems appropriate to comply with Rule l6b-3 under the Act.
9.3 Compliance With Laws; Listing and Registration of Shares. All Incentive Awards granted under the Plan (and all issuances of Common Stock or other securities under the Plan) shall be subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and to the requirement that if at any time the Committee shall determine, in its discretion, that the listing, registration, or qualification of the shares covered thereby upon any securities exchange or under any state or federal law, or the consent or approval of any governmental regulatory body, is necessary or desirable as a condition of, or in connection with, the grant of such Incentive Award or the issue or purchase of shares thereunder, such Incentive Award may not be exercised in whole or in part, or the restrictions on such Incentive Award shall not lapse, unless and until such listing, registration, qualification, consent, or approval shall have been effected or obtained free of any conditions not acceptable to the Committee.

 

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9.4 Limit on Plan Awards. No Participant shall be eligible to receive Incentive Awards under the Plan which in the aggregate represent more than 25% of the total shares available for Incentive Awards granted under the Plan.
9.5 No Limit on Other Compensation Arrangements. Nothing contained in the Plan shall prevent the Company or any Subsidiary from adopting or continuing in effect other or additional compensation arrangements, including the grant of stock options and other stock-based awards, and such arrangements may be either generally applicable or applicable only in specific cases.
9.6 No Right to Employment. The grant of an Incentive Award shall not be construed as giving a Participant the right to be retained in the employ of the Company or any Subsidiary. The Company or any Subsidiary may at any time dismiss a Participant from employment, free from any liability or any claim under the Plan, unless otherwise expressly provided in the Plan or in any written agreement with a Participant.
9.7 Governing Law. The validity, construction, and effect of the Plan and any rules and regulations relating to the Plan shall be determined in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan and applicable federal law.
9.8 Severability. In the event any provision of the Plan shall be held illegal or invalid for any reason, the illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remaining provisions of the Plan, and the Plan shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal or invalid provision had not been included.
SECTION 10
Termination and Amendment
The Board may terminate the Plan at any time, or may from time to time amend the Plan as it deems proper and in the best interests of the Company, provided that without stockholder approval no such amendment may: (a) materially increase either the benefits to Participants under the Plan or the number of shares that may be issued under the Plan; (b) materially modify the eligibility requirements; or (c) impair any outstanding Incentive Award without the consent of the Participant, except according to the terms of the Plan or the Incentive Award, and provided further that the Plan may not be amended in any way that causes the Plan to fail to comply with or be exempt from Section 409A of the Code, unless the Board expressly determines to amend the Plan to be subject to Section 409A of the Code. No termination, amendment, or modification of the Plan shall become effective with respect to any Incentive Award previously granted under the Plan without the prior written consent of the Participant holding such Incentive Award unless such amendment or modification operates solely to the benefit of the Participant.
SECTION 11
Effective Date and Duration of the Plan
This Plan shall take effect April 19, 1995, subject to approval by the stockholders at the 1995 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or any adjournment thereof or at a Special Meeting of Stockholders. Unless earlier terminated by the Board of Directors, the Plan shall terminate on April 18, 2005. No Incentive Award shall be granted under the Plan after such date.
As amended October 9, 2008.

 

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