Potential Award means an Award which is potentially payable to a Participant, the terms of which are established by the Committee as of the Determination Date for a Plan Year. The terms of a Potential Award can relate to that Plan Year, or a series of Plan Years, and can be exclusively performance-based, with Performance Goals, or can involve a combination of performance-based criteria and individual performance assessments, as the Committee, in its sole discretion, may determine. The Committee shall have the power to impose any restrictions on Potential Awards subject to this Plan as it may deem necessary or appropriate to ensure that an Award under this Plan, to the extent applicable, satisfies all the requirements for "performance-based compensation" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, the regulations thereunder, and any successors thereto.
You shall have no right to assign any interest you might have in all or any part of the Target Award or Potential Award which has been granted to you under this Award Agreement and any attempt to do so shall be null and void and shall have no force or effect whatsoever.
If you are eligible to receive your Potential Award under Section 5.1(a), the Immediate Portion of your Potential Award shall be fully vested and shall be either paid in cash to you or deferred in accordance with Section 5.2(e).
If you terminate employment during the Performance Period but are eligible to receive a portion of your Potential Award as a result of an exception under Section 5.1(b), payment of such portion of your Potential Award shall be in full satisfaction of all rights you have under this Award Agreement; in such circumstances, you will not be eligible for a payment of the Deferred Portion under Section 5.2(c) and no other amounts will be payable to you or on your behalf.
The Deferred Portion of your Potential Award shall remain subject to forfeiture and shall be governed by the provisions of Section 5.2(c).
If your employment as an Employee terminates during the Performance Period, you shall forfeit your right to receive all or any part of your Potential Award.