Director Compensation Plan

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. Non-Employee Director Compensation Plan Updated May 14, 2013 (Effective May 14, 2013)


Exhibit 10.9

Updated May 14, 2013 (Effective May 14, 2013)

1.    Annual cash retainer:
$40,000 (cash or stock) ($10,000 paid quarterly)
2.    Board meeting fee:
None
3.    Committee meeting fee:
None
4.    Annual option grant:
$45,000 grant date fair market value2
5.    Annual Chairman retainer:
$40,000 (cash or stock)1
6.    Annual Ad Hoc Litigation Committee Chair retainer:
$20,000 (cash or stock)1
7.    Annual Audit Committee Chairman retainer:
$30,000 (cash or stock)1
8.    Annual Compensation Committee Chair retainer:
$20,000 (cash or stock)1
9.    Annual Governance Committee Chair retainer:
$10,000 (cash or stock) 1
10.    Reimburse out-of-pocket expenses:
Yes
















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1 Form of compensation to be chosen by each individual prior to each fiscal year. Number of shares to be issued on third business day after release of annual (or quarterly, in case of quarterly retainer payments) earnings announcement based on closing price on such date.
2 Annual option grant on third business day after annual earnings announcement with exercise price equal to closing sale price on such date - vest 1/3 each year on 12/31 after the grant date provided the grantee remains a director upon each vesting date.