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This excerpt taken from the ADCT 10-Q filed Sep 7, 2005.

Section 9. General Provisions.

        (a)   No Rights to Awards. No Key Employee, Participant or other Person shall have any claim to be granted any Award under the Plan, and there is no obligation for uniformity of treatment of Key Employees, Participants or holders or beneficiaries of Awards under the Plan. The terms and conditions of Awards need not be the same with respect to different Participants.

        (b)   Delegation. The Committee may delegate to one or more officers of the Company or any affiliate or a committee of such officers the authority, subject to such terms and limitations as the Committee shall determine, to grant Awards to Key Employees who are not officers or directors of the Company for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

        (c)   Terms of Awards. The specific terms of an Award pursuant to the Plan shall be set forth in an Award Agreement duly executed (by manual, facsimile or electronic signature) on behalf of the Company.

        (d)   No Limit on Other Compensation Arrangements. Nothing contained in the Plan shall prevent the Company or any Affiliate from adopting or continuing in effect other or additional compensation arrangements, and such arrangements may be either generally applicable or applicable only in specific cases.

        (e)   No Right to Employment or Directorship. The grant of an Award shall not be construed as giving a Participant the right to be retained in the employ of the Company or any Affiliate or any right to remain as a member of the Board of Directors, as the case may be. In addition, the Company or an Affiliate may at any time dismiss a Participant from employment (or remove an Outside Director), free from any liability or any claim under the Plan, unless otherwise expressly provided in the Plan or in any Award Agreement.

        (f)   Governing Law. The validity, construction and effect of the Plan and any rules and regulations relating to the Plan shall be determined in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota.

        (g)   Severability. If any provision of the Plan or any Award is or becomes or is deemed to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction or would disqualify the Plan or any Award under any law deemed applicable by the Committee, such provision shall be construed or deemed amended to conform to applicable laws, or if it cannot be so construed or deemed amended without, in the determination of the Committee, materially altering the purpose or intent of the Plan or the Award, such provision shall be stricken as to such jurisdiction or Award, and the remainder of the Plan or any such Award shall remain in full force and effect.


        (h)   No Trust or Fund Created. Neither the Plan nor any Award shall create or be construed to create a trust or separate fund of any kind or a fiduciary relationship between the Company or any Affiliate and a Participant or any other Person. To the extent that any Person acquires a right to receive payments from the Company or any Affiliate pursuant to an Award, such right shall be no greater than the right of any unsecured general creditor of the Company or any Affiliate.

        (i) No Fractional Shares. No fractional Shares shall be issued or delivered pursuant to the Plan or any Award, and the Committee shall determine whether cash shall be paid in lieu of any fractional Shares or whether such fractional Shares or any rights thereto shall be canceled, terminated or otherwise eliminated.

        (j) Headings. Headings are given to the Sections and subsections of the Plan solely as a convenience to facilitate reference. Such headings shall not be deemed in any way material or relevant to the construction or interpretation of the Plan or any provision thereof.

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