Covanta Holding Corporation 2014 Equity Award Plan


Exhibit 4.1

COVANTA HOLDING CORPORATION
2014 EQUITY AWARD PLAN





Section 1.Purpose; Definitions.

The purposes of the Plan are to promote the interests of the Company (including any Subsidiaries and Affiliates) and its stockholders by using equity interests in the Company to attract, retain and motivate its management, non-employee directors and other eligible persons and to encourage and reward their contributions to the Company’s performance and profitability. The Board of Directors of the Company adopted the Plan on February 26, 2014, subject to stockholder approval, due to the pending expiration of the Company’s Equity Award Plan for Employees and Officers and Equity Award Plan for Directors by each of their terms on October 4, 2014.
The following capitalized terms shall have the following respective meanings when used in the Plan:
(a)“Administrator” means the Board or any one of its Committees as shall be administering the Plan, in accordance with Section 3 of the Plan.

(b)“Affiliate” means any corporation or other entity controlled by the Company and designated by the Committee as such.

(c)“Applicable Laws” means the legal requirements relating to the administration of plans providing one or more of the types of Awards described in the Plan and the issuance of Shares thereunder pursuant to U.S. state corporate laws, U.S. federal and state securities laws, the Code and the applicable laws of any foreign country or jurisdiction where Awards are, or will be, granted under the Plan.

(d)“Award” means a grant of an Option, Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Appreciation Right, Performance Award, Performance Share, Performance Unit or other stock-based Award under the Plan, all on a standalone, combination or tandem basis, as described in or granted under the Plan.

(e)“Award Agreement” means a written agreement between the Company and a Recipient evidencing the terms and conditions of an individual Award. The Award Agreement is subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan.

(f)“Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

(g)“Cause” shall mean, unless otherwise set forth in an Award Agreement or determined in writing by the Committee, (i) the conviction of the Recipient for committing, or entering a plea of nolo contendere by the Recipient with respect to, a felony under federal or state law or a crime involving moral turpitude; (ii) the commission of an act of personal dishonesty or fraud involving personal profit in connection with the Recipient’s employment by the Company; (iii) the willful misconduct, gross negligence or deliberate failure on the part of the Recipient to perform his or her employment duties with the Company in any material respect; or (iv) the failure to comply with Company policies or agreements with the Company, in any material respect.


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(h)“Change in Control” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following events, each of which shall be determined independently of the others: (i) any “Person” (as hereinafter defined), other than a holder of at least 10% of the outstanding voting power of the Company as of the date of an Award, becomes a “beneficial owner” (as such term is used in Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of a majority of the stock of the Company entitled to vote in the election of directors of the Company; (ii) individuals who are Continuing Directors of the Company (as hereinafter defined) cease to constitute a majority of the members of the Board; (iii) stockholders of the Company adopt and consummate a plan of complete or substantial liquidation or an agreement providing for the distribution of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company; (iv) the Company is a party to a merger, consolidation, other form of business combination or a sale of all or substantially all of its assets, with an unaffiliated third party, unless the business of the Company following consummation of such merger, consolidation or other business combination is continued following any such transaction by a resulting entity (which may be, but need not be, the Company) and the stockholders of the Company immediately prior to such transaction hold, directly or indirectly, at least a majority of the voting power of the resulting entity; provided, however, that a merger or consolidation effected to implement a recapitalization of the Company (or similar transaction) shall not constitute a Change in Control; (v) there is a Change in Control of the Company of a nature that is reported in response to Item 5.01 of Current Report on Form 8-K or any similar item, schedule or form under the Exchange Act, as in effect at the time of the change, whether or not the Company is then subject to such reporting requirements; provided, however, that for purposes of an Award a Change in Control shall not be deemed to occur if the Person or Persons deemed to have acquired control is a holder of at least 10% of the outstanding voting power of the Company as of the date of such Award; or (vi) the Company consummates a transaction which constitutes a “Rule 13e-3 transaction” (as such term is defined in Rule 13e-3 of the Exchange Act) prior to the termination or expiration of this Agreement.

(i)“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended or replaced from time to time.

(j)“Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Board, or another committee appointed by the Board to administer the Plan, in accordance with Section 3 of the Plan.

(k)“Common Stock” means the common stock, par value $0.10, of the Company.

(l)“Company” means Covanta Holding Corporation, a Delaware corporation.

(m)“Continuing Directors” shall mean the members of the Board on the Effective Date, provided that any person becoming a member of the Board subsequent to such date whose election or nomination for election was supported by at least a majority of the directors who then comprised the Continuing Directors shall be considered to be a Continuing Director.

(n)“Director” means a director serving on the Board who is not also an Employee; and who has been duly elected to the Board by the stockholders of the Company or by the Board under applicable corporate law. Neither service as a Director nor payment of a director’s fee by the Company shall, without more, constitute “employment” by the Company.

(o)“Disability” means permanent and total disability as determined under procedures established by the Committee for the purposes of the Plan; provided, however, that (i) with respect to an Incentive Stock Option, such Disability must also fall within the meaning of “permanent and total disability” as defined in Section 22(e)(3) of the Code, and (ii) with respect to all Awards, to the extent required by Section 409A of the Code, such Disability must also fall within the meaning of “disabled” as defined in Section 409A(a)(2)(C) of the Code.

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(p)“Effective Date” means the date described in Section 14(a) of the Plan.

(q)“Employee” means any common-law employee of the Company or a Subsidiary or Affiliate of the Company, including Officers employed by the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate of the Company; provided, however, that a person serving solely as an interim officer of the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate of the Company shall not be deemed an Employee for the purposes of the Plan. Neither service as a Director nor payment of a director’s fee by the Company shall, without more, constitute “employment” by the Company.

(r)“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time, and any successor thereto, or the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

(s)“Fair Market Value” means, as of any date, the value of Common Stock determined as follows:

(i)If the Common Stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Tape, its Fair Market Value shall be either the mean of the highest and lowest reported sale prices of the stock (or, if no sales were reported, the average of the closing bid and asked price) or the last reported sale price of the stock, as determined by the Committee in its discretion, on the New York Stock Exchange for any given day or, if not listed on such exchange, on any other national securities exchange on which the Common Stock is listed as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Committee deems reliable;

(ii)If the Common Stock is regularly quoted by a recognized securities dealer but selling prices are not reported, the Fair Market Value of a Share of Common Stock shall be either the mean between the high bid and low asked prices or the last asked price, as determined by the Committee for the Common Stock on any given day, as reported in The Wall Street Journal or such other source as the Committee deems reliable;

(iii)In the absence of an established regular public market for the Common Stock, the Fair Market Value shall be determined in good faith by the Committee pursuant to the reasonable application of a reasonable valuation method in accordance with the provisions of Section 409A of the Code and the regulations thereunder and, with respect to an Incentive Stock Option, in accordance with such regulations as may be issued under the Code; provided that with respect to an individual described in Section 5(c)(i)(A)(1) hereof, this Section 1(s)(iii) shall not be available if the resulting price fails to represent the Fair Market Value of the stock on the date of grant as determined in accordance with Sections 1(s)(i) or (ii) above.

(t)“Former Plan”means either of the Covanta Holding Corporation Equity Award Plan for Employees and Officers, as amended or the Covanta Holding Corporation Equity Award Plan for Directors, as amended.

(u)“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.

(v)“Non-Qualified Stock Option” means any Option that is not an Incentive Stock Option.

(w)“Officer” unless otherwise noted herein, means a person who is an officer of the Company or a Subsidiary or Affiliate.

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(x)“Option” means a stock option granted pursuant to the Plan.

(y)“Performance Award” means an Award granted pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Plan.

(z)“Performance Sharemeans an Award granted pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Plan.

(aa)“Performance Unitmeans an Award granted pursuant to Section 6(d) of the Plan.

(bb)    "Plan” means this Equity Award Plan.

(cc)    "Recipient” means an Employee, former Employee, Director or former Director who holds an outstanding Award.

(dd)    “Reprice” means the reduction of the exercise price of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights previously awarded, and, at any time when the exercise price of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights is above the Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock, the cancellation and re-grant or the exchange of such outstanding Options or Stock Appreciation Rights for either cash or a new Award with a lower (or no) exercise price.

(ee)    "Restricted Stock” means shares of Common Stock acquired pursuant to an Award granted pursuant to Section 4 of the Plan.

(ff)    “Restricted Stock Unit” means a notional account established pursuant to an Award granted pursuant to Section 4 of the Plan that is (i) valued solely by reference to shares of Common Stock, (ii) subject to restrictions specified in the Award Agreement, and (iii) payable in Common Stock, cash or a combination thereof. The Restricted Stock Unit awarded to the Recipient will vest according to time-based or performance-based criteria specified in the Award Agreement.

(gg)    “Retirement” means an Employee’s retirement from active employment with the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate as determined under a pension plan of the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate applicable to the Employee; or the Employee’s termination of employment at or after age 55 under circumstances that the Committee, in its sole discretion, deems equivalent to retirement.

(hh)    “Rule 16b-3” means Rule 16b-3 promulgated under Section 16 of the Exchange Act, as such rule may be amended from time to time, and any successor rule, regulation, or statue fulfilling the same or a similar function.

(ii)    “Section 162(m) Exception” means the exception on “applicable employee remuneration” under Section 162(m) of the Code for “qualified performance-based compensation.”

(jj)    “Service Provider” means an Employee or Director. A Service Provider who is an Employee shall not cease to be a Service Provider (i) during any leave of absence approved by the Company; provided that, for purposes of Incentive Stock Options, no such leave may exceed ninety (90) days, unless reemployment upon expiration of such leave is guaranteed by statute or contract; or (ii) as a result of transfers between locations of the Company or between the Company and any Subsidiary or Affiliate. If reemployment upon expiration of a leave of absence approved by the Company is not guaranteed by statute or contract, then on the 91st day of such leave any Incentive Stock Option held by the Service Provider shall cease to be treated as an Incentive Stock Option and shall be treated for tax

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purposes as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

(kk)    “Stock Appreciation Right” means an Award granted pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Plan.

(ll)    “Share” means a share of the Common Stock, as adjusted in accordance with Section 9 of the Plan.

(mm)    “Subsidiary” means a “subsidiary corporation,” whether now or hereafter existing, as defined in Section 424(f) of the Code.

(nn)    “Substitute Awards” means Awards granted or Shares issued by the Company in assumption of, or in substitution or exchange for, awards previously granted, or the right or obligation to make future awards, in each case by a company acquired by the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate or with which the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate combines.

Section 2.Shares Subject to the Plan.

(a)Shares Available for Issuance. Subject to the provisions of Section 9 of the Plan, the total number of Shares available for grants of Awards under the Plan will consist of (i) 1,016,404 Shares available as of the Effective Date under the Former Plans; (ii) any Shares which become available from the Former Plans after the Effective Date in accordance with this Section 2; and (iii) 6,000,000 additional Shares. Awards may be issued entirely in the form of Incentive Stock Options or through any combination of any one or more of the forms of Awards authorized under the terms of the Plan. As of the Effective Date, no additional Awards will be made from the Former Plans. The Shares subject to an Award under the Plan may be authorized but unissued, or reacquired Common Stock or treasury shares.

(b)General Award Limitations. Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 9 of the Plan, no Recipient may be granted (i) Options or Stock Appreciation Rights during any 12-month period with respect to more than 1,000,000 Shares, and (ii) Restricted Stock Awards, Restricted Stock Unit Awards, or Performance Shares during any calendar year that are intended to comply with the Section 162(m) Exception and are denominated in Shares under which more than 500,000 shares may be earned for each twelve (12) months in the vesting period or performance period. During any calendar year no Recipient may be granted Performance Units that are intended to comply with the Section 162(m) Exception and are denominated in cash under which more than $5.0 million may be earned for each twelve (12) months in the performance period. Each of the limitations in this section shall be multiplied by two (2) with respect to Awards granted to a Recipient during the first calendar year in which the Recipient commences employment with the Company and its Subsidiaries. In determining the number of Shares with respect to which a Recipient may be granted an Award in any calendar year, any Award which is cancelled shall count against the maximum number of Shares for which an Award may be granted to a Recipient.

(c)Limitations on Director Awards. In addition and subject to Section 9, no Director, except the Chairman of the Board, may be granted Awards with an aggregate grant date value in excess of $275,000 in any calendar year. Such limitation on Director Awards does not apply to any cash retainer fees, including cash retainer fees converted into equity awards at the election of the Director.

(d)Shares Eligible for Reissuance. If (i) any Shares subject to an Award are forfeited, an Award expires or otherwise terminates without issuance of Shares, or an Award is settled for cash (in whole or in part) or otherwise does not result in the issuance of all or a portion of the Shares subject to such Award (including on payment in Shares on exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right), such Shares shall, to the extent

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of such forfeiture, expiration, termination, cash settlement or non-issuance, be added to the Shares available for grant under the Plan or (ii) after the Effective Date of the Plan any Shares subject to an award under any Former Plan are forfeited, an award under any Former Plan expires or otherwise terminates without issuance of such Shares, or an award under any Former Plan is settled for cash (in whole or in part), or otherwise does not result in the issuance of all or a portion of the Shares subject to such award (including on payment in Shares on exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right), then in each such case the Shares subject to the Award or award under any Former Plan shall, to the extent of such forfeiture, expiration, termination, cash settlement or non-issuance, be added to the Shares available for grant under the Plan on a one-for-one basis. In the event that (i) any Option or other Award granted hereunder is exercised through the tendering of Shares (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of Shares by the Company, or (ii) withholding tax liabilities arising from such Option or other Award are satisfied by the tendering of Shares (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of Shares by the Company, then in each such case the Shares so tendered or withheld shall be added to the Shares available for grant under the Plan on a one-for-one basis. In the event that after the Effective Date of the Plan (i) any option or award any Former Plan is exercised through the tendering of Shares (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of Shares by the Company, or (ii) withholding tax liabilities arising from such options or awards are satisfied by the tendering of Shares (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of Shares by the Company, then in each such case the Shares so tendered or withheld shall be added to the Shares available for grant under the Plan on a one-for-one basis.

(e)Dividends on Awards with Performance Goals. If an Award under the Plan is subject to vesting based on achievement of certain performance goals, any dividend and dividend equivalents with respect to such Award shall be paid only upon and to the extent that the underlying Award vests.

(f)Substitute Awards. Substitute Awards shall not reduce the Shares authorized for grant under the Plan or the applicable limitations on grants to a Recipient under Section 2(b), nor shall Shares subject to a Substitute Award be added to the Shares available for Awards under the Plan as provided in paragraphs (a) and (b) above. Additionally, in the event that a company acquired by the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate or with which the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate combines has shares available under a pre-existing plan approved by stockholders and not adopted in contemplation of such acquisition or combination, the shares available for grant pursuant to the terms of such pre-existing plan (as adjusted, to the extent appropriate, using the exchange ratio or other adjustment or valuation ratio or formula used in such acquisition or combination to determine the consideration payable to the holders of common stock of the entities party to such acquisition or combination) may be used for Awards under the Plan and shall not reduce the Shares authorized for grant under the Plan (and Shares subject to such Awards shall not be added to the Shares available for Awards under the Plan as provided in paragraphs (a) and (b) above); provided that Awards using such available shares shall not be made after the date awards or grants could have been made under the terms of the pre-existing plan, absent the acquisition or combination, and shall only be made to individuals who were not Employees or Directors prior to such acquisition or combination.

Section 3.Administration of the Plan.

(a)Administration. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee; provided, that with (i) respect to any Award that is intended to satisfy the requirements of Rule 16b-3, such Committee shall consist of at least the number of Directors as is required by Rule 16b-3 and each such Director shall satisfy the required qualifications of such rule and (ii) with respect any Award that is intended to satisfy the requirements of the Section 162(m) Exception, such Committee shall consist of at least the number of Directors satisfying the requirements of the Section 162(m) Exception. Committee members shall serve for such term(s) as the Board may determine, subject to removal by the Board at any time. The Committee shall act by a majority

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of its members, or if there are only two members of such Committee, by unanimous consent of both members. If at any time there is no Committee in office, the functions of the Committee specified in the Plan shall be carried out by the Board.

(b)Powers of the Committee.  Except for the terms and conditions explicitly set forth in the Plan, the Committee shall have exclusive authority, in its discretion, to determine the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock in accordance with Section 1(s) of the Plan and to determine all matters relating to Awards under the Plan, including the selection of individuals to be granted an Award, the type of Award, the number of shares of Common Stock subject to an Award, all terms, conditions, restrictions and limitations, if any, including, without limitation, vesting, acceleration of vesting, exercisability, termination, substitution, cancellation, forfeiture, or repurchase of an Award and the terms of any instrument that evidences the Award. The Committee shall also have exclusive authority to interpret the Plan and its rules and regulations, and to make all other determinations deemed necessary or advisable under or for administering the Plan, subject to Section 13 of the Plan. All actions taken and determinations made by the Committee pursuant to the Plan shall be conclusive and binding on all parties involved or affected. The Committee may, by a majority of its members then in office, authorize any one or more of its members or any Officer of the Company to execute and deliver documents on behalf of the Committee, or delegate to an Officer of the Company the authority to make decisions pursuant to Section 5(d) of the Plan, provided that the Committee may not delegate its authority with regard to the selection for participation of or the granting of Awards to persons subject to Section 13 of the Exchange Act.

(c)Compliance with Section 409A of the Code. Awards granted under the Plan shall be designed and administered in such a manner that they are either exempt from the application of, or comply with, the requirements of Section 409A of the Code and the regulations thereunder. To the extent that the Committee determines that any Award granted under the Plan is subject to Section 409A of the Code, the Award Agreement shall incorporate the terms and conditions necessary to avoid the imposition of an additional tax under Section 409A of the Code upon a Recipient. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan or any Award Agreement (unless the Award Agreement provides otherwise with respect to this Section 3): (i) an Award shall not be granted, deferred, accelerated, extended, paid out, settled, substituted or modified under the Plan in a manner that would result in the imposition of an additional tax under Section 409A of the Code upon a Recipient; and (ii) if an Award constitutes “deferred compensation” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code, and if the Recipient holding the Award is a “specified employee” (as defined in Section 409A of the Code, with such classification to be determined in accordance with the methodology established by the Company), no distribution or payment of any amount on account of a “separation from service” (as defined in Section 409A of the Code) shall be made before a date that is six months following the date of such separation from service, or, if earlier, the date of the Recipient’s death. Although the Company intends to administer the Plan so that Awards will be exempt from, or will comply with, the requirements of Section 409A of the Code, the Company does not warrant that any Award under the Plan will qualify for favorable tax treatment under Section 409A of the Code or any other provision of federal, state, local or non-United States law. Neither the Company, its Subsidiaries and Affiliates, nor their respective Directors, Officers, Employees or advisers shall be liable to any Recipient (or any other individual claiming a benefit through the Recipient) for any tax, interest, or penalties the Recipient might owe as a result of the grant, holding, vesting, exercise, or payment of any Award under the Plan.

Section 4.Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units.

(a)Awards of Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units. Shares of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units 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. The Committee shall determine the individuals to whom

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it will award Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units under the Plan, and it shall advise the Recipient in writing, by means of an Award Agreement, of the terms, conditions and restrictions related to the Award, including the number of Shares or Restricted Stock Units to be awarded to the Recipient, the time or times within which such Awards may be subject to forfeiture and any other terms and conditions of the Awards, in addition to those contained in this Section 4. The Committee may condition the grant or vesting of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units upon the attainment of specified performance goals of the Recipient or of the Company, Subsidiary or Affiliate for or within which the Recipient is primarily employed, or upon such other factors as the Committee shall determine. The provisions of an Award need not be the same with respect to each Recipient. The terms of the Award of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units shall comply in all respects with Applicable Law and the terms of the Plan.

(b)Awards and Certificates. Each Award shall be confirmed by, and subject to the terms of, an Award Agreement. Shares of Restricted Stock shall be evidenced in such manner as the Committee may deem appropriate, including book-entry registration or issuance of one or more stock certificates. The Committee may require that the 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 Award of Restricted Stock, the Recipient shall have delivered to the Company a stock power, endorsed in blank, relating to the Shares covered by such Award. Any certificate issued with respect to Shares of Restricted Stock shall be registered in the name of such Recipient and shall bear an appropriate legend referring to the terms, conditions and restrictions applicable to such Award, substantially in the following form:

“The transferability of this certificate and the shares of common stock represented hereby are subject to the terms and conditions (including forfeiture) of the Covanta Holding Corporation 2014 Equity Award Plan and an Award Agreement. Copies of such Plan and Award Agreement are on file at the office of the Secretary of Covanta Holding Corporation.”
If and when the Restriction Period (hereinafter defined) expires without a prior forfeiture of the Restricted Stock subject to such Restriction Period, the Recipient may request that unlegended certificates for such Shares be delivered to the Recipient.
(c)Terms and Conditions. Shares of Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units shall be subject to the following terms and conditions:

(i)Restriction Period. Subject to the provisions of the Plan and the terms of the Award Agreement, during a period set by the Committee, commencing with the date of grant of such Award (the “Restriction Period”), the Recipient shall not be permitted to sell, assign, transfer, pledge or otherwise encumber Shares of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units (the “Restrictions”). The Committee may provide for the lapse of such Restrictions in installments or otherwise and may accelerate or waive such Restrictions, in whole or in part, in each case based on period of service, performance of the Recipient or of the Company, Subsidiary or Affiliate, division or department for which the Recipient is employed or such other factors or criteria as the Committee may determine.

(ii)Rights of Restricted Stock Recipients. Except as provided in this Section 4(c) of the Plan, the applicable Award Agreement and Applicable Law, the Recipient shall have, with respect to the Shares of Restricted Stock, all of the rights of a stockholder of the Company holding the class or series of Common Stock that is the subject of the Award Agreement, including, if so provided in the Award Agreement, the right to vote the Shares and the right to receive any cash dividends. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee in the applicable Award Agreement for the Restriction Period, (A) cash dividends on the Shares that are the subject of the Award Agreement shall be paid in cash

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to the Recipient and may be subject to forfeiture as provided in the Award Agreement and (B) dividends payable in Common Stock shall be paid in the form of Restricted Stock. If there is a pro rata distribution of warrants or other rights to acquire shares of Common Stock, then the Recipient shall have the right to participate in or receive such warrants or other rights, provided, however, that any shares of Common Stock acquired pursuant to the exercise of such warrants or other rights shall be subject to the same vesting requirements and restrictions as the underlying Common Stock.

(iii)Rights of Restricted Stock Unit Recipients. The Recipient of Restricted Stock Units shall not have any of the rights of a stockholder of the Company and has no right to vote any shares of Common Stock or to receive any cash dividend. The Committee shall be entitled to specify in a Restricted Stock Unit Award Agreement that in the event that the Company declares a dividend on its Common Stock, the Company will hold in escrow an amount in cash equal to the dividend that would have been paid on the Restricted Stock Units had they been converted into the same number of shares of Common Stock and held by Recipient on the record date of such dividend. Upon adjustment and vesting of the Restricted Stock Unit, any cash payment due with respect to such dividends shall be made to the Recipient.

(iv)Termination of Service Provider Relationship. Except to the extent otherwise provided in the applicable Award Agreement or the Plan or otherwise expressly authorized by the Committee in its sole discretion, if a Recipient ceases to be a Service Provider for any reason during the Restriction Period, all Shares or Restricted Stock Units still subject to restriction shall be forfeited by the Recipient.

(d)Other Provisions. The Award Agreement shall contain such other terms, provisions and conditions not inconsistent with the Plan as may be determined by the Committee in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, provisions relating to tax matters including wage withholding requirements and prohibitions on elections by the Recipient under Section 83(b) of the Code. In addition, the terms of the Award Agreements for Restricted Stock need not be the same with respect to each Recipient.

Section 5.Options.

(a)Limitations on Options. For a Director, each Option shall be designated in the written Award Agreement as a Non-Qualified Stock Option. For an Employee, each Option shall be designated in the written Award Agreement as either an Incentive Stock Option or a Non-Qualified Stock Option. However, notwithstanding such designation for an Employee, to the extent that Incentive Stock Options are amended; the aggregate Fair Market Value of the Shares with respect to which Incentive Stock Options are exercisable for the first time by the Recipient during any calendar year (under all plans of the Company and any Subsidiary or Affiliate) exceeds $100,000 or other circumstances exist that would cause the Options to lose their status as Incentive Stock Options, such Options shall be treated as Non-Qualified Stock Options. For purposes of this Section 5, Incentive Stock Options shall be taken into account in the order in which they were granted. The Fair Market Value of the Shares shall be determined as of the time the Option with respect to such Shares is granted. If an Option is granted hereunder that is part Incentive Stock Option and part Non-Qualified Stock Option due to becoming first exercisable in any calendar year in excess of $100,000, the Incentive Stock Option portion of such Option shall become exercisable first in such calendar year, and the Non-Qualified Stock Option portion shall commence becoming exercisable once the $100,000 limit has been reached.

(b)Term of Option. The term of each Option shall be stated in the Award Agreement but shall be no longer than ten (10) years from the date of grant or such shorter term as may be provided in the Award Agreement. Moreover, in the case of an Incentive Stock Option granted to a Recipient who, at the time the Incentive Stock Option is granted, owns stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the voting power

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of all classes of stock of the Company or any Subsidiary (taking into account the attribution rules under Section 424(d) of the Code), 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 Award Agreement.

(c)Option Exercise Price and Consideration.

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

(A)In the case of an Incentive Stock Option

(1)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 Subsidiary (taking into account the attribution rules under Section 424(d) of the Code), the per Share exercise price shall be not less than 110% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant, or

(2)granted to any Employee other than an Employee described in paragraph (A) immediately above, the per Share exercise price shall be not less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant.

(B)In the case of a Non-Qualified Stock Option, the per Share exercise price shall be not less than 100% of the Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant; provided that case of Substitute Awards, the exercise price may be less than 100% of Fair Market Value per Share on the date of grant.

(ii)Waiting Period and Exercise Dates. The Committee shall have the authority, subject to the terms of the Plan, to determine any vesting restriction or limitation or waiting period with respect to any Option granted to a Recipient or the Shares acquired pursuant to the exercise of such Option.

(iii)Form of Consideration. The Committee 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 Committee shall determine the acceptable form of consideration at the time of grant. Unless limited by the Committee, such consideration may consist entirely of:

(A)cash (in the form of a certified or bank check or such other instrument as the Company may accept);

(B)other Shares owned on the date of exercise of the Option by the Recipient (and, in the case of the exercise of a Non-Qualified Stock Option, Restricted Stock subject to an Award hereunder) based on the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the date the Option is exercised; provided, however, that in the case of an Incentive Stock Option, the right to make a payment in the form of already owned Shares may be authorized only at the time the Option is granted; and provided that if payment is made in the form of Restricted Stock, the number of equivalent shares of Common Stock to be received shall be subject to the same forfeiture restrictions to which such Restricted Stock was subject, unless otherwise determined by the Committee;

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(C)any combination of (A) and (B) above;

(D)by delivery of a properly executed exercise notice together with such other documentation as the Committee and a qualified broker, if applicable, shall require to effect an exercise of the Option, and delivery to the Company of the proceeds required to pay the exercise price;

(E)by requesting that the Company withhold such number of Shares then issuable upon exercise of the Option as will have a Fair Market Value equal to the exercise price of the Shares being acquired upon the exercise of the Option; or

(F)such other consideration and method of payment for the issuance of Shares to the extent permitted by the Committee and Applicable Laws.

(d)Exercise of Option.

(i)Procedure for Exercise; Rights as a Stockholder. Except as otherwise authorized by the Committee, 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 Committee and set forth in the Award Agreement. If the Committee provides that any Option is exercisable only in installments, the Committee may at any time waive such installment exercise provisions, in whole or in part, based on such factors as the Committee may determine. The Committee may at any time, in whole or in part, accelerate the exercisability of any Option.

An Option shall be deemed exercised when the Company receives: (i) written notice of exercise (in accordance with the Award 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 Committee in accordance with Section 5(c)(iii) of the Plan and permitted by the Award Agreement. Shares issued upon exercise of an Option shall be issued in the name of the Recipient. Until the stock certificate evidencing such Shares is 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 stockholder shall exist with respect to such Shares, notwithstanding the exercise of the Option. The Company shall issue (or cause to be issued) such stock certificate 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 stock certificate is issued, except as provided in Section 9 of the Plan.
(ii)Termination of Relationship as Employee. If a Recipient ceases to be a an Employee, other than for Cause or upon the Recipient’s death, Disability or Retirement, the Recipient, subject to the restrictions of this Section 5(d)(ii), may exercise his or her Option within the time specified in this Section 5(d)(ii) to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of termination, including any acceleration of vesting granted by the Committee, and has not yet expired as set forth in the Award Agreement. Unless otherwise set forth in the Award Agreement, such Option may be exercised as follows: (i) if the Option is a Non-Qualified Stock Option, it shall remain exercisable for the lesser of the remaining term of the Option or twelve (12) months from the date of such termination of the relationship as a Service Provider; or (ii) if the Option is an Incentive Stock Option, it shall remain exercisable for the lesser of the term of the Option or three (3) months following the Recipient’s termination of his or her relationship as a Service Provider; provided, however, that if the Recipient

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dies within such three-month period, any unexercised Option held by such Recipient shall notwithstanding the expiration of such three-month period continue to be exercisable (to the extent to which it was exercisable at the time of death) for the lesser of a period of twelve (12) months from the date of such death; the expiration of the stated term of such Option; or the exercise period that applies for purposes of Section 422 of the Code. If, on the date of termination, the Recipient is not vested as to his or her entire Option and the Committee has not granted any acceleration of vesting, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If a Recipient ceases to be a Service Provider for Cause, the Option shall immediately terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination, the Recipient does not exercise his or her Option within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.

Notwithstanding the above, in the event of a Recipient’s change in status from Employee to non-Employee Officer or Director, the Recipient shall not automatically be treated as if the Recipient terminated his or her relationship as a Service Provider, nor shall the Recipient be treated as ceasing to provide services to the Company solely as a result of such change in status. In the event a Recipient’s status changes from Employee to non-Employee Officer or Director, an Incentive Stock Option held by the Recipient shall cease to be treated as an Incentive Stock Option and shall be treated for tax purposes as a Non-Qualified Stock Option three months and one day following such change of status.
(iii)Disability of Employee. If, as a result of the Recipient’s Disability, a Recipient ceases to be an Employee, the Recipient may exercise his or her Option subject to the restrictions of this Section 5(d)(iii) and within the period of time specified herein to the extent the Option is vested on the date of termination, including any acceleration of vesting granted by the Committee, and has not yet expired as set forth in the Award Agreement. Unless otherwise set forth in the Award Agreement, such Option shall be exercisable for the lesser of the remaining period of time specified in the Award Agreement or twelve (12) months from the date of such termination. If, on the date of termination, the Recipient is not vested as to his or her entire Option and the Committee has not granted any acceleration of vesting, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination, the Recipient does not exercise his or her Option within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan. In the event of termination of employment by reason of Disability, if an Incentive Stock Option is exercised after the expiration of the exercise periods applicable under Section 422 of the Code, such Option will thereafter be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

(iv)Death of Employee. If a Recipient dies while an Employee, the Option may be exercised subject to the restrictions of this Section 5(d)(iv) and within such period of time as is specified in the Award Agreement (but in no event later than the earlier of twelve (12) months from the date of such death or the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Award Agreement), but only to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of death, including any acceleration of vesting granted by the Committee, and has not yet expired as set forth in the Award Agreement. If, at the time of death, the Recipient is not vested as to his or her entire Option and the Committee has not granted any acceleration of vesting, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall immediately revert to the Plan. The Option may be exercised by the executor or administrator of the Recipient’s estate or, if none, by the person(s) entitled to exercise the Option under the Recipient’s will or the applicable laws of descent or distribution. If the Option is not so exercised within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan. In the event of termination of employment by reason of death, if an Incentive

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Stock Option is exercised after the expiration of the exercise periods that apply for purposes of Section 422 of the Code, such Option will thereafter be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

(v)Retirement of Employee.

(A)Non-Qualified Stock Options. If, as a result of the Recipient’s Retirement, a Recipient ceases to be an Employee, the Recipient may, subject to the restrictions of this Section 5(d)(v), exercise his or her Non-Qualified Stock Option within the time specified herein to the extent the Option is vested on the date of termination, including any acceleration of vesting granted by the Committee, and has not yet expired as set forth in the Award Agreement. Unless otherwise set forth in the Award Agreement, such Option may be exercised for the lesser of the remaining period of time specified in the Award Agreement or three (3) years following the Recipient’s Retirement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Recipient dies within such three (3)-year (or shorter) period, any unexercised Non-Qualified Stock Option held by such Recipient shall, notwithstanding the expiration of such period, continue to be exercisable to the extent to which it was exercisable at the time of death for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of death or the expiration of the stated term of such Option, whichever period is shorter.

(B)Incentive Stock Options. If the Recipient holds an Incentive Stock Option and ceases to be an Employee by reason of his or her Retirement, such Incentive Stock Option may continue to be exercisable by the Recipient to the extent to which it was exercisable at the time of Retirement for a period of three (3) months from the date of Retirement or the expiration of the stated term of such Option, whichever period is the shorter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Recipient dies within such three-month period, any unexercised Incentive Stock Option held by such Recipient shall, notwithstanding the expiration of such period, continue to be exercisable to the extent to which it was exercisable at the time of death for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of such death; the expiration of the stated term of such Option; or the exercise period that applies for purposes of Section 422 of the Code, whichever period is the shorter.

If, on the date of termination due to Retirement, the Recipient is not vested as to his or her entire Option and the Committee has not granted any acceleration of vesting, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination due to Retirement, the Option is not exercised within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.
(vi)Termination of Relationship as Director. Except as otherwise set forth in the Award Agreement, if a Recipient ceases to be a Director, other than for Cause, the Recipient, subject to the restrictions of this Section 5(d)(vi) and to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of termination of service as a Director, including any acceleration of vesting granted by the Committee, may exercise his or her Option for the lesser of the remaining term of the Option or three (3) years from the date of such termination of the service as a Director. If, on the date of termination, the Recipient is not vested as to his or her entire Option and the Committee has not granted any acceleration of vesting, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan. If a Recipient ceases to be a Director for Cause, the Option shall immediately terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan. If, after termination, the Recipient does not exercise his or her Option within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.

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(vii)Death of Director. If a Recipient dies while a Director, the Option may be exercised subject to the restrictions of this Section 5(d)(vii) and within such period of time as is specified in the Award Agreement (but in no event later than the earlier of three (3) years or the expiration of the term of such Option as set forth in the Award Agreement), but only to the extent that the Option is vested on the date of death, including any acceleration of vesting granted by the Committee, and has not yet expired as set forth in the Award Agreement. If, at the time of death, the Recipient is not vested as to his or her entire Option and the Committee has not granted any acceleration of vesting, the Shares covered by the unvested portion of the Option shall immediately revert to the Plan. The Option may be exercised by the executor or administrator of the Recipient’s estate or, if none, by the person(s) entitled to exercise the Option under the Recipient’s will or the applicable laws of descent or distribution. If the Option is not so exercised within the time specified herein, the Option shall terminate, and the Shares covered by such Option shall revert to the Plan.

(viii)Cash Out Provisions. On receipt of written notice of exercise, to the extent permitted by Section 409A of the Code and the regulations thereunder, the Committee may elect, but shall not be required to, to cash out all or any part of the shares of Common Stock for which an Option is being exercised by paying the Recipient an amount, in cash, equal to the excess of the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock over the option price times the number of shares of Common Stock for which an Option is being exercised on the effective date of such cash out. Cash outs pursuant to this Section 5(d)(viii) relating to Options held by Recipients who are actually or potentially subject to Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act shall comply with the provisions of Section 16 of the Exchange Act and the rules promulgated thereunder, to the extent applicable.

(ix)No Option Repricing. Except as provided in Section 9 of the Plan, the Committee shall not be permitted to Reprice an Option after the date of grant without the approval of the Company’s stockholders.

Section 6.Other Awards.

The Committee, in its sole discretion, but subject to the terms of the Plan, may grant the following types of Awards (in addition to or in combination with the Awards of Options and Restricted Stock described above) under the Plan on a standalone, combination or tandem basis:
(a)Stock Appreciation Right. The Committee may grant a right to receive the excess of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date the Stock Appreciation Right is exercised over the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date the Stock Appreciation Right was granted (the “Spread”). Upon exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right, the Spread with respect to a Stock Appreciation Right will be payable in cash, Shares with a total Fair Market Value equal to the Spread or a combination of these two. The terms of the Award Agreements granting Stock Appreciation Rights need not be the same with respect to each Recipient. The term of each Stock Appreciation Right shall be stated in the Award Agreement but shall be no longer than ten (10) years from the date of grant or such shorter term as may be provided in the Award Agreement. A Stock Appreciation Right shall be subject to adjustment as provided in Section 9 of the Plan. Except as provided in Section 9 of the Plan, the Committee shall not be permitted to Reprice a Stock Appreciation Right after the date of grant without the approval of the Company’s stockholders. The Committee may provide for the automatic exercise on the last day of the term for any Stock Appreciation Right where the Fair Market Value of the Stock Appreciation Right is greater than zero.


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(b)Performance Award. The Committee may grant a Performance Award based on the performance of the Recipient over a specified performance period. A Performance Award may be awarded to an Employee contingent upon future performance of the Company or any Affiliate, Subsidiary, division or department thereof in which such Employee is employed, if applicable, during the performance period. The Committee shall establish the performance measures applicable to such performance prior to the beginning of the performance period, but subject to such later revisions as the Committee may deem appropriate to reflect significant, unforeseen events or changes. The Performance Award may consist of a right to receive Shares (or cash in an amount equal to the Fair Market Value thereof) or the right to receive an amount equal to the appreciation, if any, in the Fair Market Value of Shares over a specified period. Each Performance Award shall have a maximum value established by the Committee at the time such Award is made. Payment of a Performance Award may be made following the end of the performance period in cash, Shares (based on the Fair Market Value on the payment date) or a combination thereof, as determined by the Committee, and in a lump sum or installments as determined by the Committee. Except as otherwise provided in an Award Agreement or as determined by the Committee, a Performance Award shall terminate if the Recipient does not remain continuously in the employ of the Company at all times during the applicable performance period. The terms of the Award Agreements granting Performance Awards need not be the same with respect to each Recipient.

(c)Performance Shares. The Committee may grant Performance Shares to a Recipient. Performance Shares may be awarded to an Employee contingent upon future performance of the Company or any Affiliate, Subsidiary, division or department thereof in which such Employee is employed, if applicable, during the performance period. The Committee will set the performance periods and performance objectives that, depending on the extent to which they are met, will determine the number of Performance Shares payable in cash, shares or a combination of cash and Shares, as applicable. Each Performance Share must have an initial value equal to the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant. Unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement or determined by the Committee, Performance Share Awards shall terminate if the Recipient does not remain an Employee of the Company, or its Affiliates or Subsidiaries at all times during the applicable performance period. The terms of the Award Agreements granting Performance Shares need not be the same with respect to each Recipient.

(d)Performance Units. A Performance Unit is designated in a dollar amount of cash. The Committee may grant Performance Units that will result in a payment to an Employee only if performance goals established by the Committee are achieved. The Committee will set the performance periods and performance objectives that, depending on the extent to which they are met, will determine the amount of Performance Units payable in cash, Shares or a combination of cash and Shares, as applicable. Performance Units will have an initial dollar value established by the Committee prior to the date of grant. Unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement or determined by the Committee, Performance Unit awards shall terminate if the Recipient does not remain an Employee of the Company, or its Affiliates or Subsidiaries at all times during the applicable performance period. The terms of the Award Agreements granting Performance Units need not be the same with respect to each Recipient.

(e)Other Share-Based Awards. The Committee may, in its discretion, grant other Share-based Awards which are related to or serve a similar function to those Awards set forth in this Section 6.

Section 7.Qualified Performance-Based Compensation

The Committee may designate any Award as “qualified performance-based compensation” for purposes of the Section 162(m) Exception. Accordingly, in the case of such Awards, the Plan shall be administered and the provisions of the Plan or any related Award Agreement shall be interpreted in a manner

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consistent with the Section 162(m) Exception. Any Awards designated as “qualified performance-based compensation” shall be conditioned on the achievement of objective tests based on one or more of the following performance measures as determined by the Committee:
(i)earnings;

(ii)operating profits (including measures of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”), or adjusted EBITDA);

(iii)free cash flow or adjusted free cash flow;

(iv)cash from operating activities;

(v)revenues;

(vi)net income;

(vii)financial return ratios;

(viii)market performance;

(ix)stockholder return and/or value;

(x)net profits;

(xi)earnings per share;

(xii)profit returns and margins;

(xiii)stock price;

(xiv)stock price compared to a peer group of companies;

(xv)working capital;

(xvi)capital investments;

(xvii)returns on assets;

(xviii)returns on equity;

(xix)returns on capital investments;

(xx)selling, general and administrative expenses;

(xxi)discounted cash flows;

(xxii)productivity;


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(xxiii)expense targets;

(xxiv)market share;

(xxv)cost control measures;

(xxvi)strategic initiatives;

(xxvii)changes between years or periods that are determined with respect to any of the above-listed performance criteria;

(xxviii)net present value; and

(xxix)economic profit.

Performance criteria may be measured solely on a Company, Subsidiary or business unit basis, on specific capital projects or groups of projects or a combination thereof. Further, performance criteria may reflect absolute entity performance or a relative comparison of entity performance to the performance of a peer group of entities or other external measure of the selected performance criteria. The measure for any such award may include or exclude items to retain the intents and purposes of specific objectives, such as losses from discontinued operations, extraordinary gains or losses, the cumulative effect of accounting changes, acquisitions or divestitures, foreign exchange impacts, acceleration of payments, costs of capital invested, discount factors, and any unusual or nonrecurring gain or loss. In order to qualify as performance-based under Section 162(m) of the Code, the performance criteria will be established before 25% of the performance period has elapsed and will not be subject to change (although future awards may be based on different performance criteria). The performance periods may extend over one to five calendar years, and may overlap one another.
Section 8.Non-Transferability of Awards.

Unless otherwise specified by the Committee in the Award Agreement, an Award may not be sold, pledged, assigned, hypothecated, transferred, or disposed of in any manner other than by (i) will or by the laws of descent or distribution or (ii) pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order (as defined in the Code or Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or the rules thereunder). Options and other Awards may be exercised, during the lifetime of the Recipient, only by the Recipient or by the guardian or legal representative of the Recipient or by an alternate payee pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order. Any attempt to assign, pledge or otherwise transfer any Award or of any right or privileges conferred thereby, contrary to the Plan, or the sale or levy or similar process upon the rights and privileges conferred hereby, shall be void.
Section 9.Adjustments Upon Changes in Capitalization.

Subject to any required action by the stockholders of the Company, the number of Shares covered by each outstanding Award, the limitations set forth in Section 2(b) and Section 2(c), and the number of Shares which have been authorized for issuance under the Plan but as to which no Awards have yet been granted or which have been returned to the Plan upon cancellation or expiration of an Award, as well as the price per Share covered by each such outstanding Award, 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

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the number of issued shares of Common Stock effected without receipt of consideration by the Company; provided, however, that (a) conversion of any convertible securities of the Company shall not be deemed to have been “effected without receipt of consideration;” and (b) no adjustment shall be made below par value and no fractional shares of Common Stock shall be issued. Such adjustment shall be made by the Board in its sole discretion, whose determination in that respect shall be final, binding and conclusive. In the event of an extraordinary cash dividend, the Committee may, in its sole discretion, equitably adjust the aggregate number of Shares available under the Plan, as well as the exercise price, number of Shares and other appropriate terms of any outstanding Award in order to preserve the intended benefits of the Plan. 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 subject to an Award.
Section 10.Eligibility for Awards.

Awards may be granted to Employees and Directors. In addition, an Award may be granted to a person who is offered employment by the Company, a Subsidiary or an Affiliate, provided that such Award shall be immediately forfeited if such person does not accept such offer of employment within such time period as the Company, Subsidiary or Affiliate may establish. If otherwise eligible, an Employee or Director who has been granted an Award may be granted additional Awards.
Section 11.Date of Grant.

The date of grant of an Award shall be, for all purposes, the date on which the Committee makes the determination granting such Award, or such other later date as is determined by the Committee. Notice of the determination shall be provided to each Recipient within a reasonable time after the date of such grant.
Section 12.Term; Amendment and Termination of the Plan.

(a)Amendment and Termination. Subject to this Section 12, the Board may at any time amend, alter, suspend or terminate the Plan. Subject to Section 7 and the other terms of the Plan, the Committee may amend the terms of any Award theretofore granted, prospectively or retroactively, but no such amendment shall impair the rights of any Recipient without the Recipient’s consent.

(b)Stockholder Approval. The Company shall obtain stockholder approval of any material Plan amendment and any amendment to the extent necessary and desirable to comply with the Code (or other applicable law, rule or regulation, including the requirements of any exchange or quotation system on which the Common Stock is listed or quoted). Such stockholder approval, if required, shall be obtained in such a manner and to such a degree as is required by the Applicable Law, rule or regulation.

(c)Effect of Amendment or Termination. No amendment, alteration, suspension or termination of the Plan shall impair the rights of any Recipient (except such an amendment made to comply with Applicable Law, including without limitation, Section 409A of the Code, stock exchange rules or accounting rules), unless mutually agreed otherwise between the Recipient and the Committee, which agreement must be in writing and signed by the Recipient and the Company.

Section 13.Conditions upon Issuance of Shares.

(a)Legal Compliance. Shares shall not be issued pursuant to the exercise or settlement of an Award unless the exercise or settlement of such Award and the issuance and delivery of such Shares shall

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comply with all relevant provisions of law, including, without limitation, the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, the Exchange Act, the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder, Applicable Laws, and the requirements of any stock exchange or quotation system upon which the Shares may then be listed or quoted and shall be further subject to the approval of counsel for the Company with respect to such compliance. The Committee may cause a legend or legends to be placed on any certificates for Shares or other securities delivered under the Plan as it may deem appropriate to make reference to such legal rules and restrictions, or to impose any restrictions on transfer.

(b)Withholding Obligations. The Committee may take such steps as are considered necessary or appropriate for the withholding of any federal, state, local or foreign taxes of any kind which the Company is required by any law or regulation of any governmental authority to withhold in connection with any Award under the Plan, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the withholding of all or any portion of any payment or the withholding of the issue of Common Stock to be issued under the Plan, until such time as the Recipient has paid the Company for any amount which the Company is required to withhold with respect to taxes. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, withholding obligations may be settled with vested Common Stock, including vested Common Stock that is part of the Award that gives rise to the withholding requirement. The Committee may establish such procedures as it deems appropriate, including the making of irrevocable elections, for the settlement of withholding obligations with vested Common Stock.

(c)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.

(d)Grants Exceeding Allotted Shares. If the number of Shares covered by an Award exceeds, as of the date of grant, the number of Shares which may be issued under the Plan without additional stockholder approval, such Award shall be void with respect to such excess Shares, unless stockholder approval of an amendment sufficiently increasing the number of Shares subject to the Plan is timely obtained in accordance with Applicable Law and Section 12(b) of the Plan.

Section 14.General Provisions.

(a)Term of Plan. The Plan shall become effective upon its approval by the stockholders of the Company (“Effective Date”), provided that such approval occurs on or before the first anniversary of the date of its adoption by the Board. Such stockholder approval shall be obtained in the manner and to the degree required under Applicable Laws and the rules of any stock exchange upon which the Common Stock is listed. It shall continue in effect for a term of ten (10) years unless terminated earlier under Section 12 of the Plan.

(b)No Contract of Employment. Neither the Plan nor any Award hereunder shall confer upon an individual any right with respect to continuing such individual’s employment relationship with the Company, nor shall they interfere in any way with such individual’s right or the Company’s right to terminate such employment relationship at any time, with or without cause.

(c)Severability. In the event that any provision of the Plan shall be held illegal or invalid for any reason, the illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remaining parts of the Plan, and the Plan shall be construed and enforced as if the illegal or invalid provision had not been included.

(d)Governing Law. The Plan and all Awards made and actions thereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware.

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(e)Prohibition on Loans to Recipients. The Company shall not lend funds to any Recipient for the purpose of paying the exercise or base price associated with any Award or for the purpose of paying any taxes associated with the exercise or vesting of an Award.

(f)Unfunded Status of Plan. It is intended that the Plan constitute an “unfunded” plan for incentive and deferred compensation. The Committee may authorize the creation of trusts or other arrangements to meet the obligations created under the Plan to deliver Common Stock or make payment; provided, however, that, unless the Committee otherwise determines, the existence of such trusts or other arrangements is consistent with the “unfunded” status of the Plan.

(g)Liability of Committee Members. Except as provided under Applicable Law, no member of the Board or the Committee will be liable for any action or determination made in good faith by the Board or the Committee with respect to the Plan or any Award under it. Neither the Company, the Board nor the Committee, nor any Subsidiary or Affiliate, nor any directors, officers or employees thereof, shall be liable to any Recipient or other person if it is determined for any reason by the Internal Revenue Service or any court that an Incentive Stock Option granted hereunder does not qualify for tax treatment as an “incentive stock option” under Section 422 of the Code.

(h)Return and/or Forfeiture of Performance-Based Payments or Awards. Notwithstanding any other provision in this Plan or in any Award Agreement, in the event that pursuant to the terms or requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or of any applicable laws, rules or regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, and in the event any Award is based upon the satisfaction of financial performance metrics which are subsequently reversed due to a restatement or reclassification of financial results of the Company, then any payments made or awards granted shall be returned and forfeited to the extent required and as provided by applicable laws, rules, regulations or listing requirements.

(i)Participants in Foreign Countries. The Committee shall have the authority to adopt such modifications, procedures and sub-plans as may be necessary or desirable to comply with provisions of the laws of foreign countries in which the Company or its Subsidiaries or Affiliates may operate to assure the viability of the benefits from Awards granted to Recipients performing services in such countries and to meet the objectives of the Plan.

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