This excerpt taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed May 4, 2005.
Continuous Status as Chairman unless determined otherwise by the Administrator, means the absence of any interruption or termination as Chairman of the Board with the Company. Continuous Status as Chairman shall not be considered interrupted in the case of medical leave,
military leave, family leave, or any other leave of absence approved by the Administrator, provided, in each case, that such leave does not result in termination as Chairman with the Company. Neither service as a Director nor payment of a directors fee by the Company shall be sufficient to constitute status as Chairman by the Company.