China Broadband, Inc. 2008 Stock Incentive Plan



CHINA BROADBAND, INC.


1. Purposes of the Plan. The purposes of this 2008 Stock Incentive Plan (this “Plan”)China Broadband, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), are to attract and retain the best available personnel for positions of substantial responsibility with the Company, to provide additional incentives to Employees, Directors and Consultants and, as a result, to strengthen the mutuality of interests between such Employees, Directors and Consultants and the Company's shareholders, by permitting such Employees, Directors and Consultants to participate in the financial success of the Company. To accomplish such purposes, this Plan provides that the Company may grant Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Restricted Stock or Stock Purchase Rights (all as defined herein).

2. Definitions. As used herein, the following definitions shall apply:

"Administrator" means the Board or any of its Committees as shall be administering the Plan, in accordance with Section 4 of the Plan.

"Affiliate" means any entity other than the Company and its Subsidiaries that is designated by the Board as a participating employer under the Plan, provided that the Company directly or indirectly owns at least twenty percent (20%) of the combined voting power of all classes of stock of such entity or at least twenty percent (20%) of the ownership interests in such entity.

"Applicable Laws" means the requirements relating to the administration of stock option plans under Nevada state corporate laws, federal and state securities laws, the Code, or any stock exchange or trading system or quotation system on which the Common Stock may be listed, traded or quoted from time to time and the applicable laws of any foreign country or jurisdiction where Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Restricted Stock or Stock Purchase Rights are, or will be, granted under the Plan.

"Board" means the Board of Directors of the Company or any Committee of the Board appointed and administering the Plan in accordance with Section 4 of the Plan.

"Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

"Committee" means a committee of Directors appointed by the Board in accordance with Section 4 of the Plan. A Committee may either be an established committee or an Ad hoc committee appointed by the entire Board for purposes of approving one or more grants.

"Common Stock" means the common stock, par value $.001 per share, of the Company.

"Company" means China Broadband, Inc., a Nevada corporation.

"Consultant" means any person, including an advisor, engaged by the Company or a Parent or Subsidiary to render services to such entity, other than an Employee or a Director.

"Director" means a member of the Board.

 
 

 


"Disability" means total and permanent disability as defined in Section 22(e)(3) of the Code.

"Employee" means any person, including officers and Inside Directors, serving as an employee of the Company or any Affiliate, Parent or Subsidiary. An individual shall not cease to be an Employee in the case of (i) any leave of absence approved by the Company or (ii) transfers between locations of the Company or between the Company, its Parent, any Subsidiary or any successor. For purposes of an Option initially granted as an Incentive Stock Option, if a leave of absence of more than three months precludes such Option from being treated as an Incentive Stock Option under the Code, such Option thereafter shall be treated as a Nonstatutory Stock Option for purposes of this Plan. Neither service as a Director nor payment of a director's fee by the Company shall be sufficient to constitute "employment" by the Company.

"Exchange Act" means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

"Fair Market Value" means, as of any date, the value of Common Stock determined as follows:

(i) if the Common Stock is listed on any established stock exchange or a national market system, including without limitation the NYSE Archipelago Exchange, the Nasdaq National Market or The Nasdaq SmallCap Market of The Nasdaq Stock Market, the Fair Market Value of a Share of Common Stock shall be the closing sales price of a Share of Common Stock (or the closing bid, if no such sales were reported) as quoted on such exchange or system for the last market trading day prior to the time of determination, as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Administrator deems reliable;

(ii) if the Common Stock is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board or on the Pink Sheets trading market or is otherwise regularly quoted by a recognized securities dealer but is not listed in the manner contemplated by clause (i) above, the Fair Market Value of a Share of Common Stock shall be the mean between the high bid and low asked prices for the Common Stock on the last market trading day prior to the day of determination, as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Administrator deems reliable; or

(iii) if neither clause (i) above nor clause (ii) above applies, the Fair Market Value shall be determined in good faith by the Administrator.

"Incentive Stock Option" means an Option intended to qualify as an incentive stock option within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

"Inside Director" means a Director who is an Employee.

"Nonstatutory Stock Option" means an Option not intended to qualify as an Incentive Stock Option.

"Notice of Grant" means a written or electronic notice setting forth certain terms and conditions of an individual grant of Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Restricted Stock or Stock Purchase Rights. The Notice of Grant is part of the Option Agreement or Stock Purchase Agreement, as the case may be. The Notice of Grant shall indicate the date of grant which shall be deemed conclusive if such Grant date is contemporaneous with the date that the Notice of Grant was sent.

 
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"Option" means a stock option granted pursuant to the Plan.

"Option Agreement" or “Agreement” means an agreement between the Company and an Optionee evidencing the terms and conditions of an individual Option grant. The Option Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.

"Optioned Stock" means the Common Stock subject to an Option or Stock Purchase Right.

"Optionee" means the holder of an outstanding Option or Stock Purchase Right granted under the Plan.

"Outside Director" means a Director who is not an Employee.

"Parent" means a "parent corporation" of the Company (or, in the context of Section 13(c) of the Plan, of a successor corporation), whether now or hereafter existing, as defined in Section 424(e) of the Code.

"Plan" means this China Broadband, Inc. 2008 Stock Incentive Plan.

"Restricted Stock" means shares of Common Stock granted pursuant to Section 11 of the Plan or acquired pursuant to a grant of Stock Purchase Rights under Section 11 of the Plan.

"Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement" means a written agreement between the Company and an Optionee evidencing the terms and restrictions applying to stock purchased under a Stock Purchase Right. The Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and the Notice of Grant.

"Rule 16b-3" means Rule 16b-3 of the Exchange Act or any successor to Rule 16b-3, as in effect when discretion is being exercised with respect to the Plan.

"Section 16(b) " means Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act.

"Service Provider" means an Employee, Director or Consultant.

"Share" means a share of the Common Stock, as adjusted in accordance with Section 13 of the Plan.

"Stock Purchase Right" means the right to purchase Common Stock pursuant to Section 11 of the Plan, as evidenced by a Notice of Grant.

"Subsidiary" means a "subsidiary corporation" of the Company whether direct, indirect, in the United States or otherwise (or, in the context of Section 13(c) of the Plan, of a successor corporation), whether now or hereafter existing, as defined in Section 424(f) of the Code.

 
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3. Stock Subject to the Plan. Subject to the provisions of Section 13 of the Plan, the maximum aggregate number of Shares that may be optioned and sold under the Plan is 2,500,000 Shares. Such Shares may be authorized, but unissued, or reacquired Common Stock. If an Option or Stock Purchase Right expires or becomes unexercisable without having been exercised in full, or is surrendered for exchange, the unpurchased Shares that were subject thereto shall become available for future grant or sale under the Plan (unless the Plan has terminated); provided, however, that Shares that have actually been issued under the Plan, whether directly or upon exercise of an Option or Right, shall not be returned to the Plan and shall not become available for future distribution under the Plan, except that if Shares of Restricted Stock are repurchased by the Company at their original purchase price, such Shares shall become available for future grant or sale under the Plan.

4. Administration of the Plan.

(a) Procedure.

(i) Multiple Administrative Bodies. Different Committees with respect to different groups of Service Providers may administer the Plan.

(ii) Section 162(m). To the extent that the Administrator determines it to be desirable to qualify Options granted hereunder as "performance-based compensation" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, the Plan shall be administered by a Committee of two or more "outside directors" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

(iii) Rule 16b-3. If the Company is subject to Section 16(b), the transactions contemplated hereunder shall (from the date that the Company is first subject to Section 16(b)), be structured to satisfy the requirements for exemption under Rule 16b-3.

(iv) Other Administration. Other than as provided above, the Plan shall be administered by (A) the Board or (B) a Committee, which Committee shall be constituted to satisfy Applicable Laws.

(b) Powers of the Administrator. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, and in the case of a Committee, subject to the specific duties delegated by the Board to such Committee, the Administrator shall have the authority, in its discretion:

(i) to determine the Fair Market Value;

(ii) to select the Service Providers to whom Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Restricted Stock or Stock Purchase Rights may be granted hereunder;

(iii) to determine the number of shares of Common Stock to be granted, or covered by each Option and Stock Purchase Right granted, hereunder;

(iv) to approve forms of agreement for use under the Plan;

 
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(v) to determine the terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, of any Option or Stock Purchase Right granted hereunder. Such terms and conditions include, but are not limited to, the exercise price, the time or times when Options or Stock Purchase Rights may be exercised (which may be based on performance criteria), any vesting acceleration or waiver of forfeiture provisions, and any restriction or limitation regarding any Option or Stock Purchase Right or the shares of Common Stock relating thereto, based in each case on such factors as the Administrator, in its sole discretion, shall determine;

(vi) to construe and interpret the terms of the Plan and awards granted pursuant to the Plan;

(vii) to prescribe, amend and rescind rules and regulations relating to the Plan, including rules and regulations relating to sub-plans established for the purpose of qualifying for preferred tax treatment under foreign tax laws;

(viii) to modify or amend each Option or Stock Purchase Right (subject to Section 15(c) of the Plan), including the discretionary authority to extend the post-termination exercisability period of Options longer than is otherwise provided for in the Plan;

(ix) to allow Optionees to satisfy withholding tax obligations by having the Company withhold from the Shares to be issued upon exercise of an Option or Stock Purchase Right that number of Shares having a Fair Market Value equal to the amount required to be withheld, provided that withholding is calculated at the minimum statutory withholding level. The Fair Market Value of the Shares to be withheld shall be determined on the date that the amount of tax to be withheld is to be determined. All determinations to have Shares withheld for this purpose shall be made by the Administrator in its discretion;

(x) to authorize any person to execute on behalf of the Company any instrument required to effect the grant of an Option or Stock Purchase Right previously granted by the Administrator; and

(xi) to make all other determinations deemed necessary or advisable for administering the Plan.

(c) Effect of Administrator's Decision. The Administrator's decisions, determinations and interpretations shall be final and binding on all Optionees and any other holders of Options or Stock Purchase Rights.

5. Eligibility. Restricted Stock, Nonstatutory Stock Options and Stock Purchase Rights may be granted to Service Providers. Incentive Stock Options may be granted only to Employees.

6. Limitations.

(a) Each Option shall be designated in the Option Agreement as either an Incentive Stock Option or a Nonstatutory Stock Option. However, notwithstanding such designation, if a single Employee becomes eligible in any given year to exercise Incentive Stock Options for Shares having a Fair Market Value in excess of $100,000, those Options representing the excess shall be treated as Nonstatutory Stock Options. In the previous sentence, “Incentive Stock Options” include Incentive Stock Options granted under any plan of the Company or any Affiliate, Parent or Subsidiary. For the purpose of deciding which Options apply to Shares that “exceed” the $100,000 limit, Incentive Stock Options shall be taken into account in the same order as granted. The Fair Market Value of the Shares shall be determined as of the time the Option with respect to such Shares is granted.

 
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(b) Neither the Plan nor any Option or Stock Purchase Right shall confer upon an Optionee any right with respect to continuing the Optionee's relationship as a Service Provider with the Company, nor shall they interfere in any way with the Optionee's right or the Company's right to terminate such relationship at any time, with or without cause.

(c) The following limitations shall apply to grants of Options:

(i) No Service Provider shall be granted, in any fiscal year of the Company, Options to purchase more than 100,000 Shares.

(ii) The foregoing limitation shall be adjusted proportionately in connection with any change in the Company's capitalization as described in Section 13.

(iv) If an Option is canceled in the same fiscal year of the Company in which it was granted (other than in connection with a transaction described in Section 14), the canceled Option will be counted against the limits set forth in subsection (i) above.

7. Term of the Plan. Subject to Section 19 of the Plan, the Plan shall become effective upon its adoption by the Board. It shall continue in effect for a term of ten (10) years unless terminated earlier under Section 15 of the Plan.

8. Term of Options. The term of each Option shall be stated in the Option Agreement. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option, the term shall be ten (10) years from the date of grant or such shorter term as may be provided in the Option Agreement. Moreover, in the case of an Incentive Stock Option granted to an Optionee who, at the time the Incentive Stock Option is granted, owns, directly or indirectly, stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary, the term of the Incentive Stock Option shall be five (5) years from the date of grant or such shorter term as may be provided in the Option Agreement.

9. Option Exercise Price; Exercisability.

(a) Exercise Price. The per share exercise price for the Shares to be issued pursuant to exercise of an Option shall be determined by the Administrator, subject to the following:

(i) In the case of an Incentive Stock Option

(A) granted to an Employee who, at the time the Incentive Stock Option is granted, owns stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any Parent or Subsidiary, the per Share exercise price shall be no less than 110% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant, or

 
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(B) granted to any Employee other than an Employee described in paragraph (A) immediately above, the per Share exercise price shall be no less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant.

(ii) In the case of a Nonstatutory Stock Option, the per Share exercise price shall be determined by the Administrator. In the case of a Nonstatutory Stock Option intended to qualify as "performance-based compensation" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, the per Share exercise price shall be no less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant.

(iii) Notwithstanding the foregoing, Options may be granted with a per Share exercise price of less than 100% (or 110%, if clause (A) above applies) of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant pursuant to a merger or other corporate transaction.

(b) Waiting Period and Exercise Dates. At the time an Option is granted, the Administrator shall fix the period within which the Option may be exercised and shall determine any conditions that must be satisfied before the Option may be exercised.

10. Exercise of Options; Consideration.

(a) Procedure for Exercise; Rights as a Shareholder. Any Option granted hereunder shall be exercisable according to the terms of the Plan and at such times and under such conditions as determined by the Administrator and set forth in the Option Agreement, or resolutions approving such Grant or other agreement between the parties approved by the Administrator. In the event that neither the Option Agreement, the resolutions providing for such Option Grant, nor any other instrument or agreement provides for a vesting schedule, the applicable Option shall vest in three equal installments on the first, second and third third anniversary of its date of grant. Unless the Administrator provides otherwise, vesting of Options granted hereunder shall be tolled during any unpaid leave of absence. An Option may not be exercised for a fraction of a Share. An Option shall be deemed exercised when the Company receives: (i) written or electronic notice of exercise (in accordance with the Option Agreement) from the person entitled to exercise the Option, and (ii) full payment for the Shares with respect to which the Option is exercised. Full payment may consist of any consideration and method of payment authorized by the Administrator and permitted by the Option Agreement and Section 10(e) of the Plan. Shares issued upon exercise of an Option shall be issued in the name of the Optionee. Until the Shares are issued (as evidenced by the appropriate entry on the books of the Company or of a duly authorized transfer agent of the Company), no right to vote or receive dividends or any other rights as a shareholder shall exist with respect to the Optioned Stock, notwithstanding the exercise of the Option. The Company shall issue (or cause to be issued) such Shares promptly after the Option is exercised. No adjustment will be made for a dividend or other right for which the record date is prior to the date the Shares are issued, except as provided in Section 13 of the Plan. Exercising an Option in any manner shall decrease the number of Shares thereafter available, both for purposes of the Plan and for sale under the Option, by the number of Shares as to which the Option is exercised.

 
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(b) Termination of Relationship as a Service Provider. If an Optionee ceases to be a Service Provider, other than upon the Optionee's death or Disability, the Optionee may exercise his or her Option within such period of time as is specified in the Option Agreement to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of termination (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Option Agreement). In the absence of a specified time in the Option Agreement and except as otherwise provided in Sections 10(c) and 10(d) of this Plan, the Option shall remain exercisable for three months following the Optionee's termination (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option). If, on the date of termination, the Optionee is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination, the Optionee does not exercise his or her Option in full within the time specified by the Administrator, the unexercised portion of the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such unexercised portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. An Optionee who changes his or her status as a Service Provider (e.g., from being an Employee to being a Consultant) shall not be deemed to have ceased being a Service Provider for purposes of this Section 10(b); however, if an Optionee owning Incentive Stock Options ceases being an Employee but continues as a Service Provider, such Incentive Stock Options shall be deemed to be Nonstatutory Options three months after the date of such cessation.

(c) Disability of an Optionee. If an Optionee ceases to be a Service Provider as a result of the Optionee's Disability, the Optionee may exercise his or her Option within such period of time as is specified in the Option Agreement to the extent the Option is vested on the date of termination (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Option Agreement). In the absence of a specified time in the Option Agreement, the Option shall remain exercisable for twelve (12) months following the Optionee's termination (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option). If, on the date of termination, the Optionee is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination, the Optionee does not exercise his or her Option in full within the time specified herein, the unexercised portion of the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such unexercised portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan.

(d) Death of an Optionee. If an Optionee dies while a Service Provider, the Option may be exercised within such period of time as is specified in the Option Agreement (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Notice of Grant), by the Optionee's estate or by a person who acquires the right to exercise the Option by bequest or inheritance, but only to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of death. In the absence of a specified time in the Option Agreement, the Option shall remain exercisable for twelve (12) months following the Optionee's death (but in no event later than the expiration of the term of such Option). If, at the time of death, the Optionee is not vested as to his or her entire Option, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If the Option is not so exercised in full within the time specified herein, the unexercised portion of the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by the unexercised portion of such Option shall revert to the Plan.

(e) Form of Consideration. The Administrator shall determine the acceptable form of consideration for exercising an Option, including the method of payment. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option, the Administrator shall determine the acceptable form of consideration at the time of grant. Such consideration may consist entirely of:

 
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(i) cash;

(ii) check;

(iii) other Shares which have been owned by the Optionee for more than six months on the date of surrender, and have a Fair Market Value on the date of surrender equal to the aggregate exercise price of the Shares as to which said Option shall be exercised;

(iv) consideration received by the Company under a “cashless exercise” provision implemented by the Company in connection with the Plan; and

(v) any combination of the foregoing methods of payment.

11. Restricted Stock and Stock Purchase Rights.

(a) Administration. Shares of Restricted Stock may be issued either alone, in addition to or in tandem with other awards granted under the Plan and/or cash awards made outside the Plan. The Administrator shall determine the eligible persons to whom, and the time or times at which, grants of Restricted Stock will be made, the number of shares to be awarded, the price (if any) to be paid by the recipient of Restricted Stock (subject to Section 11(b)), the time or times within which such awards may be subject to forfeiture, and all other terms and conditions of the awards.

The Administrator may condition the grant of Restricted Stock upon the attainment of specified performance goals (which goals may be based on, among other factors and without limitation, the overall revenues of the Company, value of options issued to similarly situated optionees for other competing companies, the performance of the grantee or his or its department, the amount of cash compensation that the Company is able to pay to the grantee as part of the services rendered by such grantee, and other value that the Administrator deems an appropriate performance goal) or such other factors as the Administrator may determine, in its sole discretion.

The provisions of Restricted Stock awards and performance goals need not be the same with respect to each recipient.

The Administrator also may make or enforce limitations so that the number of shares of Stock underlying Options and the total amount fo Common Stock available for issuance under existing plans or bonus plans, do not exceed the applicable percentage as calculated in accordance with Section 260.140.45 of the California Code, or in accordance with such other securities laws of any State, the compliance with which the Administrator in its sole discretion believes is the in the best interest of the Company.

(b)  Awards and Certificates. The prospective recipient of a Restricted Stock award shall not have any rights with respect to such award, unless and until such recipient has executed an agreement evidencing the award and has delivered a fully executed copy thereof to the Company, and has otherwise complied with the applicable terms and conditions of such award.

 
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(i) The purchase price for shares of Restricted Stock shall be equal to, less than or greater than their par value and may be zero.

(ii)  Awards of Restricted Stock must be accepted within a period of sixty (60) days (or such shorter period as the Administrator may specify at grant) after the award date, by executing a Restricted Stock award agreement and paying whatever price (if any) is required under Section 11(b)(i).

(iii)  Each participant receiving a Restricted Stock award shall be issued a stock certificate in respect of such shares of Restricted Stock. Such certificate shall be registered in the name of such participant, and shall bear an appropriate legend referring to the terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to such award.

(iv)  The Board or Committee shall require that the stock certificates evidencing such shares be held in custody by the Company until, the restrictions thereon shall have lapsed, and that, as a condition of any Restricted Stock award, the participant shall have delivered a stock power, endorsed in blank, relating to the Stock covered by such award.

(c) Restrictions and Conditions. The shares of Restricted Stock awarded pursuant to this Section 11 shall be subject to the following restrictions and conditions:

(i)  Subject to the provisions of the Plan and the award agreement, during a period set by the Administrator commencing with the date of such award (the "Restriction Period"), the participant shall not be permitted to sell, transfer, pledge or assign shares of Restricted Stock awarded under the Plan. Within these limits, the Board or Committee, in its sole discretion, may provide for the lapse of such restrictions in installments and may accelerate or waive such restriction in whole or in part, based on service, performance and/or such other factors or criteria as the Board or Committee may determine, in its sole discretion. If the award agreement does not provide a Restriction Period, then such period shall be three years.

(ii)  Except as provided in this paragraph (ii) and Section 11(c)(i), the participant shall have, with respect to the shares of Restricted Stock, all of the rights of a shareholder of the Company, including the right to vote the shares, and the right to receive any cash dividends. The Administrator, in its sole discretion, as determined at the time of award, may permit or require the payment of cash dividends to be deferred and, if the Administrator so determines, reinvested in additional Restricted Stock to the extent shares are available under the Plan, or otherwise reinvested. Stock dividends issued with respect to Restricted Stock shall be treated as additional shares of Restricted Stock that are subject to the same restrictions and other terms and conditions that apply to the shares with respect to which such dividends are issued.

(iii)  Subject to the applicable provisions of the award agreement and this Section 11, upon termination of a participant's employment with the Company and any Parent, Subsidiary or Affiliate for any reason during the Restriction Period, all shares still subject to restriction will vest, or be forfeited, in accordance with the terms and conditions established by the Administrator at or after grant.

 
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(iv)  If and when the Restriction Period expires without a prior forfeiture of the Restricted Stock subject to such Restriction Period, certificates for an appropriate number of unrestricted shares shall be delivered to the participant promptly.

(d) Minimum Value Provision. In order to better ensure that award payments actually reflect the performance of the Company and service of the participant, the Board or Committee may provide, in its sole discretion, for a tandem performance-based or other award designed to guarantee a minimum value, payable in cash or Stock to the recipient of a Restricted Stock award, subject to such performance, future service deferral and other terms and conditions as may be specified by the Board or Committee.

(e) Stock Purchase Rights. Stock Purchase Rights may be issued either alone, in addition to, or in tandem with other awards granted under the Plan and/or cash awards made outside of the Plan. After the Administrator determines that it will offer Stock Purchase Rights under the Plan, it shall advise the offeree in writing or electronically, by means of a Notice of Grant and/or a Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement in the form determined by the Administrator, of the terms, conditions and restrictions related to the offer, including the number of Shares that the offeree shall be entitled to purchase and the price to be paid for such Shares. The offer shall be accepted by execution of a Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement in the form determined by the Administrator.

(f) Repurchase Option. Unless the Administrator determines otherwise, the Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement shall grant the Company a repurchase option exercisable upon the voluntary or involuntary termination of the purchaser's service with the Company for any reason (including death or Disability). The purchase price for Shares repurchased pursuant to the Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement shall be the original price paid by the purchaser and may be paid by cancellation of any indebtedness of the purchaser to the Company. The repurchase option shall lapse at a rate determined by the Administrator. In the event that the Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement does not provide for a lapsing schedule, the restrictions shall lapse as to all of the Shares subject to the Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement on the third anniversary of the grant of the Stock Purchase Right.

(g) Other Provisions. The Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement shall contain such other terms, provisions and conditions not inconsistent with the Plan as may be determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion.

(h) Rights as a Shareholder. Once the Stock Purchase Right is exercised, the purchaser shall have the rights equivalent to those of a shareholder, and shall be a shareholder when his or her purchase is entered upon the records of the duly authorized transfer agent of the Company. No adjustment will be made for a dividend or other right for which the record date is prior to the date the Stock Purchase Right is exercised, except as provided in Section 13 of the Plan.
 
(i) Indemnification of Administrator. No member of theAdministrator shall be liable for any action, omission or determination relating to the Plan, and the Company shall indemnify (to the extent permitted under Nevada law) and hold harmless each member of the Administrator and each other director or employee of the Company or its subsidiaries to whom any duty or power relating to the administration or interpretation of the Plan has been delegated against any cost or expense (including counsel fees) or liability (including any sum paid in settlement of claim with the approval of the Committee) arising out of any action, omission or determination relating to the Plan, unless, in either case, such action, omission or determination was taken or made by such person or member or director or employee in actual bad faith and without any reasonable belief that it was in the best interest of the Company.
 
 
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12. Non-Transferability of Options and Stock Purchase Rights. Unless determined otherwise by the Administrator, an Option or Stock Purchase Right may not be sold, pledged, assigned, hypothecated, transferred, or disposed of in any manner other than by will or by the laws of descent or distribution and may be exercised, during the lifetime of the Optionee, only by the Optionee. If the Administrator makes an Option or Stock Purchase Right transferable, such Option or Stock Purchase Right shall contain such additional terms and conditions as the Administrator deems appropriate.

13. Adjustments Upon Changes in Capitalization, Dissolution, Merger or Asset Sale.

(a) Changes in Capitalization. Subject to any required action by the shareholders of the Company, the number of shares of Common Stock covered by each outstanding Option and Stock Purchase Right, and the number of shares of Common Stock which have been authorized for issuance under the Plan but as to which no Options or Stock Purchase Rights have yet been granted or which have been returned to the Plan upon cancellation or expiration of an Option or Stock Purchase Right, as well as the price per share of Common Stock covered by each such outstanding Option or Stock Purchase Right, shall be proportionately adjusted for any increase or decrease in the number of issued shares of Common Stock resulting from a stock split, reverse stock split, stock dividend, combination or reclassification of the Common Stock, or any other increase or decrease in the number of issued shares of Common Stock effected without receipt of consideration by the Company; provided, however, that conversion of any convertible securities of the Company shall not be deemed to have been "effected without receipt of consideration." Such adjustment shall be made by the Board, whose determination in that respect shall be final, binding and conclusive. Except as expressly provided herein, no issuance by the Company of shares of stock of any class, or securities convertible into shares of stock of any class, shall affect, and no adjustment by reason thereof shall be made with respect to, the number or price of shares of Common Stock subject to an Option or Stock Purchase Right.

(b) Dissolution or Liquidation. In the event of the proposed dissolution or liquidation of the Company, the Administrator shall notify each Optionee as soon as practicable prior to the effective date of such proposed transaction. The Administrator in its discretion may provide for an Optionee to have the right to exercise his or her Option until ten (10) days prior to such transaction as to all of the Optioned Stock covered thereby, including Shares as to which the Option would not otherwise be exercisable. In addition, the Administrator may provide that any Company repurchase option applicable to any Shares purchased upon exercise of an Option or Stock Purchase Right shall lapse as to all such Shares, provided the proposed dissolution or liquidation takes place at the time and in the manner contemplated. To the extent it has not been previously exercised, an Option or Stock Purchase Right will terminate immediately prior to the consummation of such proposed action.


 
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(c) Merger or Asset Sale. In the event of a merger or consolidation of the Company with or into another corporation or any other entity or the exchange of substantially all of the outstanding stock of the Company for shares of another entity or other property in which, after either transaction the prior shareholders of the Company own less than fifty percent (50%) of the voting shares of the continuing or surviving entity, or in the event of the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, (either event, a "Change of Control"), then each outstanding Option and Stock Purchase Right shall be assumed or an equivalent option or rightsubstituted by the successor corporation or a Parent or Subsidiary of the successor corporation. In the event that the Administrator determines that the successor corporation or a Parent or a Subsidiary of the successor corporation has refused to assume or substitute an equivalent option or right for each outstanding Option or Stock Purchase Right, the Optionees shall fully vest in and have the right to exercise each outstanding Option and Stock Purchase Right as to all of the Optioned Stock covered thereby, including Shares which would not otherwise be vested or exercisable. If an Option and/or Stock Purchase Right becomes fully vested and exercisable in lieu of assumption or substitution in the event of a Change of Control, the Administrator shall notify all Optionees that all outstanding Options and Stock Purchase Rights shall be fully exercisable for a period of fifteen (15) days from the date of such notice and that any Options and Stock Purchase Rights that are not exercised within such period shall terminate upon the expiration of such period. For the purposes of this paragraph, all outstanding Options and Stock Purchase Rights shall be considered assumed if, following the consummation of the Change of Control, the Option and Stock Purchase Right confers the right to purchase or receive, for each Share of Optioned Stock subject to the Option or Stock Purchase Right immediately prior to the consummation of the Change of Control, the consideration (whether stock, cash, or other securities property) received in the Change of Control by holders of Common Stock for each Share held on the effective date of the transaction (and if holders were offered a choice of consideration, the type chosen by the holders of a majority of the outstanding Shares); provided, however, that if such consideration received in the Change of Control is not solely common stock of the successor corporation or its Parent, the Administrator may, with the consent of the successor corporation, provide for the consideration to be received upon the exercise of the Option or Stock Purchase Right, for each Share of Optioned Stock subject to the Option or Stock Purchase Right, to be solely common stock of the successor corporation or its Parent or Subsidiary equal in fair market value to the per share consideration received by holders of Common Stock in the Change of Control.

14. Date of Grant. The date of grant of an Option or Stock Purchase Right shall be, for all purposes, the date on which the Administrator makes the determination granting such Option or Stock Purchase Right, or such other later date as is determined by the Administrator. Notice of the determination shall be provided in a Notice of Grant to each Optionee within a reasonable time after the date of such grant or decision.

15. Amendment and Termination of the Plan.

(a) Amendment and Termination. The Board may at any time amend, alter, suspend or terminate the Plan.

(b) Shareholder Approval. The Company shall obtain shareholder approval of any Plan amendment to the extent necessary to comply with Applicable Laws.

(c) Effect of Amendment or Termination. No amendment, alteration, suspension or termination of the Plan shall impair the rights of any Optionee, unless mutually agreed otherwise between the Optionee and the Administrator, which agreement must be in writing and signed by the Optionee and the Company. Termination of the Plan shall not affect the Administrator's ability to exercise the powers granted to it hereunder with respect to Options granted under the Plan prior to the date of such termination.

16. Conditions Upon Issuance of Shares.

 
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(a) Legal Compliance. Shares shall not be issued pursuant to the exercise of an Option or Stock Purchase Right unless the exercise of such Option or Stock Purchase Right and the issuance and delivery of such Shares shall comply with Applicable Laws and shall be further subject to the approval of counsel for the Company with respect to such compliance.

(b) Investment Representations. As a condition to the exercise of an Option or Stock Purchase Right, the Company may require the person exercising such Option or Stock Purchase Right to represent and warrant at the time of any such exercise that the Shares are being purchased only for investment and without any present intention to sell or distribute such Shares if, in the opinion of counsel for the Company, such a representation is required.

(c) Additional Conditions. The Administrator shall have the authority to condition the grant of any Option or Stock Purchase Right in such other manner that the Administrator determines to be appropriate, provided that such condition is not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan. Such conditions may include, among other things, obligations of Optionees to execute lock-up agreements and shareholder agreements in the future.

17. Inability to Obtain Authority. The inability of the Company to obtain authority from any regulatory body having jurisdiction, which authority is deemed by the Company's counsel to be necessary to the lawful issuance and sale of any Shares hereunder, shall relieve the Company of any liability in respect of the failure to issue or sell such Shares as to which such requisite authority shall not have been obtained.

18. Reservation of Shares. The Company, during the term of this Plan, will at all times reserve and keep available such number of Shares as shall be sufficient to satisfy the requirements of the Plan.

19. Shareholder Approval. The Plan shall be subject to approval by the shareholders of the Company within twelve (12) months after the date the Plan is adopted. Such shareholder approval shall be obtained in the manner and to the degree required under Applicable Laws. Notwithstanding any provision in the Plan to the contrary, any exercise of an Option granted before the Company has obtained shareholder approval of the Plan in accordance with this Section 19 shall be conditioned upon obtaining such shareholder approval of the Plan in accordance with this Section 19.

20. Withholding; Notice of Sale. The Company shall be entitled to withhold from any amounts payable to an Employee any amounts which the Company determines, in its discretion, are required to be withheld under any Applicable Law as a result of any action taken by a holder of an Option or Stock Purchase Right. Each Optionee who sells any Shares acquired upon exercise of an Incentive Stock Option shall, promptly after such sale, provide the Company with notice of such sale and such information regarding such sale as the Company shall reasonably request.

22. Governing Law. This Plan shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada.
 
 
 
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