CPII » Topics » 4.2 Administration .

These excerpts taken from the CPII 10-K filed Dec 12, 2006.

4.2           Administration.

(a)           The Plan shall be administered by the Committee, constituted as follows:

(i)            The Committee will consist of the Board, or a committee designated by the Board, which Committee will be constituted to satisfy Applicable Laws.  Once appointed, a Committee will serve in its designated capacity until otherwise directed by the Board.  The Board may increase the size of the Committee and appoint additional members, remove members (with or without cause) and substitute new members, fill vacancies (however caused), and remove all members of the Committee and thereafter directly administer the Plan.

(ii)           The Board (or a committee designated by the Board) may by resolution provide that the Plan may be administered by different bodies with respect to Directors, officers who are not Directors, and Employees and Consultants who are neither Directors nor officers, and Covered Employees.  Any reference to a “Committee” herein shall, to the extent permitted by Applicable Laws, be a reference to any body appointed to administer the Plan pursuant to the foregoing sentence.

(b)           The Committee shall have full discretion, power and authority, subject to the provisions of the Plan and subject to such orders or resolutions not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan as may from time to time be adopted by the Board, to:  (i) select the Employees, Consultants and Directors to whom Awards may from time to time be granted hereunder; (ii) determine the type or types of Awards, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, to be granted to each Participant hereunder; (iii) determine the number of Shares to be covered by each Award granted hereunder; (iv) determine the terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, of any Award granted hereunder and the form and content of any Award Agreement; (v) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances Awards may be settled in cash, Shares or other property, subject to the provisions of the Plan; (vi) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances any Award shall be modified, amended, canceled or suspended; (vii) interpret and administer the Plan and any instrument or agreement


entered into under or in connection with the Plan, including any Award Agreement; (viii) correct any defect, supply any omission or reconcile any inconsistency in the Plan or any Award in the manner and to the extent that the Committee shall deem desirable to carry it into effect; (ix) establish such rules and regulations and appoint such agents as it shall deem appropriate for the proper administration of the Plan; (x) determine whether any Award will have Dividend Equivalents; (xi) determine whether, to what extent, and under what circumstances cash, Shares, or other property payable with respect to an Award shall be deferred either automatically or at the election of the Participant; provided that the Committee shall take no action that would subject the Participant to a penalty tax under Section 409A of the Code; and (xii) make any other determination and take any other action that the Committee deems necessary or desirable for administration of the Plan.

(c)           Decisions of the Committee shall be final, conclusive and binding on all persons or entities, including the Company, any Participant, any stockholder and any Employee or any Affiliate.  A majority of the members of the Committee may determine its actions and fix the time and place of its meetings.

(d)           The Committee may delegate to a committee of one or more Directors of the Company or, to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, to one or more officers or a committee of officers, the authority to grant Awards to Employees and officers of the Company who are not Directors, Covered Employees, or “officers,” as such term is defined by Rule 16a-1(f) of the Exchange Act, and to cancel or suspend Awards to Employees and officers of the Company who are not Directors, Covered Employees, or “officers,” as such term is defined by Rule 16a-1(f) of the Exchange Act.

13.           Administration.

(a)           In General.  The Plan shall be administered by the Administrator which shall have full and exclusive discretionary authority to construe, interpret and apply the terms of the Plan, to determine eligibility and to adjudicate all disputed claims filed under the Plan.  Every finding, decision and determination made by the Administrator shall, to the full extent permitted by Applicable Law, be final and binding upon all persons.  Except as set forth in Section 13(b), the Administrator may delegate its duties to one or more officers of the Company or other persons.

(b)           Rule 16b-3 Limitations.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 13(a), in the event that the Company shall at any time be subject to Section 16 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and Rule 16b-3 promulgated there under or any successor provision (“Rule 16b-3”) provides specific requirements for the administrators of plans of this type, then at such time the Plan shall be administered with respect to Participants who are “officers” within the meaning of Rule 16a-1(f) only by such a body and in such a manner as shall comply with the applicable requirements of Rule 16b-3; provided, however, that no failure of the Administrator to meet such applicable requirements of Rule 16b-3 shall render ineffective or void any option granted under this Plan.


10-K (2 sections)
Dec 12, 2006
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