This excerpt taken from the ALL 8-K filed Sep 12, 2006.
Family Member means any child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, or sibling, including adoptive relationships, a trust in which these persons have more than fifty (50) percent of the beneficial interest, a foundation in which these persons (or the Employee) control the management of assets, and any other entity in which these persons (or the Employee) own more than fifty (50) percent of the voting interests.
2.18 Freestanding SAR means an SAR that is not a Tandem SAR.
2.19 Incentive Stock Option or ISO means an option to purchase Stock, granted under Article 6 herein, which is designated as an Incentive Stock Option and satisfies the requirements of Section 422 of the Code.
2.20 Minimum Consideration means the $.01 par value per share or such larger amount determined pursuant to resolution of the Board to be capital within the meaning of Section 154 of the Delaware General Corporation Law.
2.21 Nonqualified Stock Option or NQSO means an option to purchase Stock, granted under Article 6 herein, which is not intended to be an Incentive Stock Option under Section 422 of the Code.
2.22 Option means an Incentive Stock Option or a Nonqualified Stock Option.
2.23 Option Exercise Price means the price at which a share of Stock may be purchased by a Participant pursuant to an Option, as determined by the Committee and set forth in the Option Award Agreement.
2.24 Participant means an Eligible Person who has outstanding an Award granted under the Plan.
2.25 Performance Goals means the performance goals established by the Committee, which shall be based on one or more of the following measures: sales or revenues, earnings per share, stockholder return and/or value, funds from operations, operating income, gross income, net income, combined ratio, underwriting income, cash flow, return on equity, return on capital, return on assets, net earnings, earnings before interest, operating ratios, stock price, customer satisfaction, customer retention, accomplishment of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions or similar extraordinary
business transactions, profit returns and margins, financial return ratios and/or market performance. Performance goals may be measured solely on a corporate, subsidiary or business unit basis, or a combination thereof. Performance goals 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.
2.26 Performance Period means the time period during which Performance Unit/Performance Stock Performance Goals must be met.
2.27 Performance Stock means an Award described in Article 9 herein.
2.28 Performance Unit means an Award described in Article 9 herein.
2.29 Period of Restriction means the period during which the transfer of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units is limited in some way, as provided in Article 8 herein.
2.30 Person means any individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, trust, unincorporated organization, association, corporation, institution, public benefit corporation, entity or government instrumentality, division, agency, body or department.
2.31 Plan means The Allstate Corporation Amended and Restated 2001 Equity Incentive Plan.
2.32 Qualified Restricted Stock means an Award of Restricted Stock designated as Qualified Restricted Stock by the Committee at the time of grant and intended to qualify for the exemption from the limitation on deductibility imposed by Section 162(m) of the Code that is set forth in Section 162(m)(4)(C).
2.33 Qualified Restricted Stock Unit means an Award of Restricted Stock Units designated as Qualified Restricted Stock Units by the Committee at the time of grant and intended to qualify for the exemption from the limitation on deductibility imposed by Section 162(m) of the Code that is set forth in Section 162(m)(4)(C).
2.34 Reload Option means an additional Option related to Options awarded prior to 2004 as described in Article 6 herein.
2.35 Restricted Stock means an Award described in Article 8 herein.
2.36 Restricted Stock Unit means an Award described in Article 8 herein.
2.37 Retirement means a Participants termination from employment with the Company or a Subsidiary at the Participants Early, Normal or Health Retirement Date, as applicable.
(a) Early Retirement Date shall mean the date prior to the Participants Normal Retirement Date on which a Participant terminates employment, if such termination date occurs on or after the Participant attains age fifty-five (55) with twenty (20) years of service and such retirement is in accordance with the voluntary early retirement policy of the Company or the Subsidiary with which the Participant is employed on the date of termination of employment.
(b) Normal Retirement Date shall have the meaning given to it by the Company or the Subsidiary with which the Participant is employed on the date of termination of employment, provided that such termination is voluntary and occurs on or after the Participant attains age sixty (60) with at least one (1) year of service at termination of employment.
(c) Health Retirement Date shall mean the date on which the Participant terminates employment for health reasons (as determined under the human resource policy of the Company or the Subsidiary with which the Participant is employed on the date of termination of employment), provided that such termination date occurs on or after the Participant attains age fifty (50) but before the Participant attains age sixty (60), with at least ten (10) years of continuous service at termination of employment.
2.38 Section 409A shall have the meaning set forth in Section 19.5 herein.
2.39 Securities Act means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
2.40 Stock means the common stock, $.01 par value, of the Company.
2.41 Stock Appreciation Right or SAR means a right, granted alone or in connection with a related Option, designated as an SAR, to receive a payment on the day the right is exercised, pursuant to the terms of Article 7 herein. Each SAR shall be denominated in terms of one share of Stock.
2.42 Subsidiary means any corporation (other than the Company) or limited liability company in an unbroken chain of such entities beginning with the Company if each of the entities other than the last entity in the unbroken chain owns, directly or indirectly, stock possessing 50 percent or more of the total combined Voting Power of all classes of stock or ownership interests in one of the other entities in such chain.
2.43 Tandem SAR means an SAR that is granted in connection with a related Option, the exercise of which shall require forfeiture of the right to purchase Stock under the related Option (and when Stock is purchased under the Option, the Tandem SAR shall be similarly canceled).
2.44 Termination of Employment occurs the first day on which an individual is for any reason no longer employed by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or with respect to an individual who is an Employee of a Subsidiary, the first day on which the Company no longer owns, directly or indirectly, Voting Securities possessing at least 50% of the Voting Power of such Subsidiary. For purposes of the Plan, transfer of employment of a Participant between the Company and any one of its Subsidiaries (or between Subsidiaries) shall not be deemed a termination of employment.
2.45 Unrestricted Stock means an Award of Stock not subject to restrictions described in Article 8 herein.
2.46 Voting Power means the combined voting power of the then-outstanding Voting Securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors.
2.47 Voting Securities of a corporation means securities of such corporation that are entitled to vote generally in the election of directors of such corporation and with respect to a limited liability company means ownership or membership interests with equivalent rights.