These excerpts taken from the AAPL 10-Q filed May 4, 2005.
Shareholder Approval. The Company shall obtain shareholder approval of any Plan amendment to the extent necessary and desirable to comply with Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or with Section 423 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (or any successor statute or rule or other applicable law, rule or regulation), such shareholder approval to be obtained in such a manner and to such a degree as is required by the applicable law, rule or regulation.
Shareholder Approval. The amended and restated Plan shall be subject to approval by the shareholders of the Company within twelve (12) months after February 8, 2005. Such shareholder approval shall be obtained in the manner and to the degree required under Applicable Laws.