This excerpt taken from the DAKT 10-Q filed Aug 20, 2007.
Change in Control. Upon the occurrence of a change in control (as defined in our 2007 Plan), except as otherwise provided in an award agreement, all outstanding awards granted to an award recipient that have not yet vested will immediately vest, all restrictions on awards will immediately lapse and each outstanding option and stock appreciation right will become fully and immediately exercisable.
Unless provided otherwise in an award agreement, to the extent the acceleration of exercisability or vesting of an award or a cash payment for such award, together with any other payments, could result in excise tax liability under Sections 4999 and 280G of the Internal Revenue Code, such acceleration or cash payment will be reduced until no portion of such acceleration or cash payment would be subject to such excise tax liability.
This excerpt taken from the DAKT DEF 14A filed Jun 22, 2007.
SECTION 8. Change in Control
8.1 Automatic Acceleration. Upon the occurrence of a Change in Control, except as otherwise provided in an applicable Agreement, all outstanding Awards granted to a Recipient that have not theretofore vested shall immediately vest, and all restrictions on such Awards shall immediately lapse, and each Option granted to a Recipient that is outstanding at such time shall be come fully and immediately exercisable.
8.2 Limitation on Change in Control Payments. Notwithstanding anything in Section 8.1 or Section 9 to the contrary, if, with respect to a Recipient, the acceleration of the exercisability of an Option or the payment of cash in exchange for all or part of an Award as provided in Section 8.1 or Section 9 (which acceleration or payment could be deemed a parachute payment within the meaning of Section 280G(b)(2) of the Code), together with any other payments which such Recipient has the right to receive, would constitute a parachute payment (as defined in Section 280G(b)(2) of the Code) then, unless otherwise provided in the applicable Award Agreement, such acceleration of exercisability or vesting and payments pursuant to the Plan shall be reduced to the largest amount as, in the sole judgment of the Committee, will result in no portion of such payments being subject to the excise tax imposed by Section 4999 of the Code.