This excerpt taken from the CMCSA DEF 14A filed Apr 3, 2009.
Key Aspects of our 2002 Restricted Stock Plan
The following sets forth key aspects of the plan. A summary of the material features of the plan is provided in Description of our 2002 Restricted Stock Plan below.
In accordance with applicable NASDAQ Global Select Market rules and to satisfy certain requirements under the Code, our Board is asking shareholders to approve the plan as so amended and restated. If the plan, as amended and restated, is not approved, we will not be able to make the proposed additional 7,500,000 shares available for issuance under the plan, we will not increase the maximum permitted annual award under the plan to 2,000,000 RSUs or restricted shares, and the plan will expire on May 13, 2018; the plan will otherwise remain in effect.