This excerpt taken from the CNK DEF 14A filed Apr 15, 2008.
Awards and Terms
Terms and Conditions of Options. The exercise price for the shares subject to any option granted under the Restated Incentive Plan may not be less than 100% of the fair market value of the shares of our Common Stock on the date the option is granted. The terms of the option agreements entered into under the 2004 Cinemark, Inc. Long Term Equity Incentive Plan (the 2004 Plan) will continue to govern the options granted under the 2004 Plan. The options will otherwise be subject to the provisions in our Restated Incentive Plan. The purchase price for any shares purchased pursuant to exercise of an option must be paid in full upon exercise of the option in cash or, at the sole discretion of the administrator, upon such terms and conditions as it may approve, by transferring to us for redemption shares of previously acquired Common Stock at the fair market value, by a broker assisted cashless exercise procedure, or by decreasing the number of shares deliverable upon the exercise of an option on a cashless basis by an amount equal to the number of shares having an aggregate fair market value equal to the aggregate exercise price of such option. Under the Restated Incentive Plan, options vest according to the provisions of the applicable option agreement, and terminate as set forth in the applicable option agreement, but no later than the tenth anniversary of the date of grant. Upon the sale of our Company, all outstanding options become fully vested and exercisable. No option is exercisable after the earliest of the following: (1) the expiration of ten years after the date the option is granted; (2) three months after the date the optionees continuous service as an employee, director or consultant with us and our subsidiaries terminates if termination is for any reason other than permanent disability, death, or cause; (3) the date the optionees continuous service terminates if termination is for cause; (4) one year after the date the optionees continuous service terminates if termination is a result of death; or (5) six months after the date the optionees continuous service terminates if termination is a result of permanent disability.
Incentive Stock Options. Incentive stock options are non-transferable, except as permitted by the administrator in its sole discretion. If an incentive stock option is granted to an employee who owns 10% or more of our Common Stock, the exercise price of that option may not be less than 110% of the fair market value of the Common Stock on the option grant date and the option is not exercisable after the expiration of five years from such option grant date. To the extent the aggregate fair market value (determined as of the time the option is granted) of stock with respect to which incentive stock options are exercisable by any employee for the first time during any calendar year exceeds $100,000, the options or portions thereof will be treated as non-qualified stock options and will not be treated as incentive stock options.
Non-qualified Stock Options. The Restated Incentive Plan also provides for grants of non-qualified stock options to any employees, directors or consultants performing services for us or our subsidiaries. The exercise price for non-qualified stock options granted under the Restated Incentive Plan may not be less than 100% of the fair market value of the Common Stock on the option grant date.
Restricted Share Awards. The administrator may award (or sell at a purchase price determined by the administrator) restricted shares of our Common Stock to our employees, directors and consultants. The restricted shares may not be sold, assigned, transferred or otherwise disposed of for such period as the administrator shall determine. The vesting of an award of restricted shares will be determined by the administrator for each grant. Vesting requirements may be based on the continued service of the participant for a specified time period or may be granted as performance awards based on the attainment of specified business performance goals established by the administrator or both. In the event a recipients continuous service to us terminates, we may reacquire the unvested shares acquired in consideration of services and all unvested restricted shares as of the date of termination will be forfeited. If restricted shares are acquired as consideration other than for prior or future services, the forfeiture will be accomplished by repurchasing the shares at the original purchase price. The administrator, in its sole discretion, may impose additional restrictions as well as waive any or all restrictions with respect to restricted shares. The agreement evidencing the award of restricted shares will set forth any such terms and conditions. Upon a change of control of our Company, all outstanding restricted shares become fully vested. Restricted shares will be held by the Company during the period that the shares are subject to vesting and transfer restrictions, but the participant will have voting and dividend rights during this time.
Restricted Stock Units. An award of restricted stock units is an award of hypothetical Common Stock units having a value equal to the fair market value of an identical number of shares of Company Common Stock. Each restricted stock unit represents a right to receive one share of Common Stock from the Company at the payment date set forth in the award agreement. Each restricted stock unit may be subject to such vesting requirements, restrictions on transfer and conditions to payment (the Restriction Period) as the Compensation Committee determines are appropriate. Until the restricted stock units awarded shall have vested and become payable on the payment date specified in the award agreement, the restricted stock units and any related securities, cash dividends or other property nominally credited to a restricted stock unit account may not be sold, transferred, or otherwise disposed of and may not be pledged or otherwise hypothecated during the Restriction Period. Vesting requirements may be based on the continued service of the participant for a specified time period or may be granted as Performance Awards based on the attainment of specified business performance goals established by the administrator. Restricted stock units may be payable at the end of the Restriction Period or on a deferred settlement date. Payment will be in the form of Company Common Stock. Restricted stock units also may be granted with dividend equivalent rights that become payable if and when the restricted stock units become payable. A participant receiving a restricted stock unit award (denominated in hypothetical Common Stock units) shall have the rights of a stockholder only as to shares of Common Stock actually received by the participant under the Restated Incentive Plan and not with respect to shares of Common Stock subject to the award but not actually received by the participant.
Performance Awards. A Performance Award is an award entitling the recipient to vest in or acquire shares of Common Stock or hypothetical Common Stock units having a value equal to the Fair Market Value of an identical number of shares of Common Stock that will be settled in the form of shares of Common Stock upon the attainment of specified performance goals. Performance Awards may be granted in the form of restricted shares or restricted stock units. The administrator in its sole discretion shall determine the performance goals applicable to each award and the periods during which the performance is to be measured. Performance goals shall be based on a pre-established objective formula or standard that specifies the manner of determining the amount of cash or the number of shares under the performance award that will be granted or will vest if the performance goal is attained. Performance goals will be determined by the administrator prior to the time 25% of the performance period has elapsed (but not later than 90 days after the beginning of the performance period) and may be based on one or more business criteria that apply to a participant, a business unit or the Company and its affiliates. Such business criteria may include revenue, sales, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), funds from operations, funds from operations per share, operating income, pre-tax or after-tax income, cash available for distribution, cash available for distribution per share, net earnings, earnings per share, return on equity, return on assets, return on capital, Implied Equity Value or other formula measure of enterprise value or economic value added, share price performance, improvements in the Companys attainment of expense levels, and implementing or completion of critical projects, improvement in cash-flow (before or after tax) or the occurrence of a Sale of the Company. Performance goals shall be objective and, during the period the Company is required to be registered
under Section 12 of the Exchange Act, performance goals must meet the requirements of Section 162(m) of the Code.
Effect of the Sale of Our Company. Upon the sale of our Company, all outstanding options become fully vested and exercisable and all outstanding shares of restricted stock become fully vested. At the time of a sale of our Company, the administrator will cancel any or all outstanding options in exchange for a payment to the option holder in an amount equal to the value of the option under the terms of the sale of our Company, minus any required withholding tax. In addition, the administrator will cause our Company to purchase all restricted shares and restricted share units at a price determined according to the terms of the sale of our Company. The payment of the applicable amounts described above may be made in cash or, if the transaction resulting in the sale of our Company includes consideration in the form of securities, in a combination of cash and publicly traded securities, in the administrators discretion.
Effect of Mergers, Reorganizations and Consolidations on Awards. In the event of our liquidation or merger, reorganization or consolidation with any other corporation in which we are not the surviving corporation or we become a subsidiary of another corporation, or of a stock split or stock dividend, the maximum number of shares of Common Stock subject to options or awards under the Restated Incentive Plan and the number of shares and exercise price per share subject to outstanding options or awards under the Restated Incentive Plan will be appropriately adjusted by the administrator to reflect any increase or decrease in the number of outstanding shares of Common Stock. Any outstanding awards previously granted under the Restated Incentive Plan may either (1) be assumed or replaced by substitute awards by the surviving corporation or (2) continued in accordance with their terms.
Plan Amendments. The Restated Incentive Plan may be terminated or amended by our Board. Without the authorization and approval of the stockholders, however, our Board may not make any amendments which would (1) increase the total number of shares covered by the Restated Incentive Plan, (2) change the class of persons eligible to participate, or (3) extend the term of the Restated Incentive Plan beyond ten years from the date of adoption.
Term of Restated Incentive Plan. Unless earlier terminated by our Board in its sole discretion, the Restated Incentive Plan will expire on March 26, 2018.