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This excerpt taken from the DCO 8-K filed Nov 12, 2009.

Board of Directors

Section 1(a). Powers. The corporate powers, business and property of this Corporation shall be exercised, conducted and controlled by a Board of Directors. In addition to the powers and authorities expressly conferred upon it by these Bylaws, the Board may exercise all such powers and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or by these Bylaws directed or required to be exercised or done by the stockholders. Directors need not be stockholders.

Section 1(b). Minimum and Maximum Number. The authorized number of Directors of this Corporation shall be not less than six (6) nor more than nine (9) until changed by an amendment of this Bylaw; the exact number of Directors shall be fixed, within the limits specified in this Section 1(b), by a Bylaw or amendment thereof to be numbered as Section 1(c).


Section 1(c). Exact Number of Directors. The exact number of Directors of this Corporation is nine (9) until changed within the limits specified in Section 1(b) or this ARTICLE III by a Bylaw duly adopted amending this Section 1(c).

Section 2. Vacancies. In case of a vacancy in the Directors through death, resignation, disqualification, or other cause, the remaining Directors, though less than a quorum, by affirmative vote of a majority thereof, or the sole remaining Director, may elect a successor or successors to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the Director whose place shall be vacant, and until the election of his successor.

Section 3. Place of Meeting. The Directors may hold their meetings and have an office and keep the books of the Corporation in such place or places within or without the State of Delaware as the Board may from time to time determine.

Section 4(a). Regular Meetings. By resolution and notice thereof to all the Directors at the time in office, the Board of Directors may provide that regular meetings of said Board shall be held at stated intervals and at a place to be fixed in such resolution. In case such regular meetings are provided for, it shall not be necessary to give notice of any such meetings, or of the business to be transacted. A meeting of the Board of Directors may be held without notice immediately after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Section 4(b). Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President, any two Vice Presidents, any two Directors, or by the sole remaining Director. Written notice of the time and place of special meetings shall be delivered personally to each Director or sent to each Director by mail or other form of written communication, charges prepaid, addressed at his business address or his residence address, as either may be shown upon the records of the Corporation, or if not so shown, or not readily ascertainable, at the principal office of the Corporation. In case such notice is delivered personally it shall be delivered at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. In case such notice is sent by telegram, facsimile or e-mail, it shall be transmitted at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. In case such notice is mailed, it shall be deposited in the United States mail at least sixty hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. Except where otherwise required by law or by these Bylaws, notice of the purpose of a special meeting need not be given. Notice of any meeting of the Board of Directors shall not be required to be given to any Director who shall have waived such notice and such notice shall be deemed to have been waived by any Director who is present at such meeting.

Section 5. Quorum. A majority of the authorized number of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but if at any meeting of the Board there shall be less than a quorum present, a majority of those present may adjourn the meeting from time to time. Every act or decision done or made by a majority of the Directors present at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present shall be regarded as the act of the Board of Directors, unless a greater number be required by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation.

Section 6. Action Without Meeting. Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board shall individually or collectively consent in writing to such action and such written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Directors.

Section 7. Compensation of Directors. Unless otherwise provided by the Certificate of Incorporation, the Board of Directors shall have authority to fix the compensation of Directors. Directors may be paid a fixed sum for attendance at each meeting of the Board of Directors and may be paid a stated compensation for serving as Directors. Directors may also be paid their expenses, if any, for attending each meeting of the Board of Directors. No payments to Directors shall preclude any Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.

Section 8. Presiding Officers. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, in his absence, the President of the Corporation, or in the absence of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President, a Chairman chosen by the Directors present shall preside.

Section 9. Election of Officers. At the first meeting of the Board of Directors each year (at which a quorum shall be present) held next after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the Board of Directors shall proceed to the election of the Officers of the Corporation.


Section 10. Committees of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may by resolution appoint an Executive Committee and other committees. Such Executive Committee and other committees shall be composed of two or more members of this Board of Directors and shall have such powers as may be expressly delegated to them by resolution of the Board of Directors, except that no such committee shall have the power to amend the Certificate of Incorporation, to adopt an agreement of merger or consolidation, to recommend to the stockholders the sale, lease or exchange of all or substantially all of the Corporation’s property and assets, to recommend to the stockholders the dissolution of the Corporation or a revocation of a dissolution, or to adopt, amend or repeal Bylaws. The Executive Committee, if there shall be one, shall have the right and authority to declare dividends. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to fix the compensation of members of the committees for attending committee meetings.

Section 11. Advisory Directors. The Board of Directors may elect one or more Advisory Directors who shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Directors shall assign to them. Advisory Directors shall, upon election, serve until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Advisory Directors shall receive notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors in the same manner and at the same time as the Directors. They shall attend such meetings in an advisory capacity, but shall not cast a vote or be counted to determine a quorum. Any Advisory Director may be removed, either with or without cause, by a majority of the Directors. The Advisory Directors shall not receive any stated compensation for their services as Advisory Directors, but by resolution of the Board of Directors a fixed fee and expenses of attendance may be allowed for attendance at each meeting. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude any Advisory Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity as an officer, agent or otherwise, and receiving compensation therefor.

ARTICLE IV

This excerpt taken from the DCO 8-K filed May 8, 2008.

Board of Directors

Section 1(a). Powers. The corporate powers, business and property of this Corporation shall be exercised, conducted and controlled by a Board of Directors. In addition to the powers and authorities expressly conferred upon it by these Bylaws, the Board may exercise all such powers and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or by these Bylaws directed or required to be exercised or done by the stockholders. Directors need not be stockholders.

Section 1(b). Minimum and Maximum Number. The authorized number of Directors of this Corporation shall be not less than six (6) nor more than nine (9) until changed by an amendment of this Bylaw; the exact number of Directors shall be fixed, within the limits specified in this Section 1(b), by a Bylaw or amendment thereof to be numbered as Section 1(c).

Section 1(c). Exact Number of Directors. The exact number of Directors of this Corporation is seven (7) until changed within the limits specified in Section 1(b) or this ARTICLE III by a Bylaw duly adopted amending this Section 1(c).

Section 2. Vacancies. In case of a vacancy in the Directors through death, resignation, disqualification, or other cause, the remaining Directors, though less than a quorum, by affirmative vote of a majority thereof, or the sole remaining Director, may elect a successor or successors to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the Director whose place shall be vacant, and until the election of his successor.

Section 3. Place of Meeting. The Directors may hold their meetings and have an office and keep the books of the Corporation in such place or places within or without the State of Delaware as the Board may from time to time determine.

Section 4(a). Regular Meetings. By resolution and notice thereof to all the Directors at the time in office, the Board of Directors may provide that regular meetings of said Board shall be held at stated intervals and at a place to be fixed in such resolution. In case such regular meetings are provided for, it shall not be necessary to give notice of any such meetings, or of the business to be transacted. A meeting of the Board of Directors may be held without notice immediately after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Section 4(b). Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the Chairman or the Board of Directors, the President, any two Vice Presidents, any two Directors, or by the sole remaining Director. Written notice of the time and place of special meetings shall be delivered personally to each Director or sent to each Director by mail or other form of written communication, charges prepaid, addressed at his business address or his residence address, as either may be shown upon the records of the Corporation, or if not so shown, or not readily ascertainable, at the principal office of the Corporation. In case such notice is delivered personally it shall be delivered at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. In case such notice is sent by telegram, facsimile or e-mail, it shall be transmitted at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of the holding of the


meeting. In case such notice is mailed, it shall be deposited in the United States mail at least sixty hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. Except where otherwise required by law or by these Bylaws, notice of the purpose of a special meeting need not be given. Notice of any meeting of the Board of Directors shall not be required to be given to any Director who shall have waived such notice and such notice shall be deemed to have been waived by any Director who is present at such meeting.

Section 5. Quorum. A majority of the authorized number of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but if at any meeting of the Board there shall be less than a quorum present, a majority of those present may adjourn the meeting from time to time. Every act or decision done or made by a majority of the Directors present at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present shall be regarded as the act of the Board of Directors, unless a greater number be required by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation.

Section 6. Action Without Meeting. Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board shall individually or collectively consent in writing to such action and such written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Directors.

Section 7. Compensation of Directors. Unless otherwise provided by the Certificate of Incorporation, the Board of Directors shall have authority to fix the compensation of Directors. Directors may be paid a fixed sum for attendance at each meeting of the Board of Directors and may be paid a stated compensation for serving as Directors. Directors may also be paid their expenses, if any, for attending each meeting of the Board of Directors. No payments to Directors shall preclude any Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.

Section 8. Presiding Officers. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, in his absence, the President of the Corporation, or in the absence of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President, a Chairman chosen by the Directors present shall preside.

Section 9. Election of Officers. At the first meeting of the Board of Directors each year (at which a quorum shall be present) held next after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the Board of Directors shall proceed to the election of the Officers of the Corporation.

Section 10. Committees of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may by resolution appoint an Executive Committee and other committees. Such Executive Committee and other committees shall be composed of two or more members of this Board of Directors and shall have such powers as may be expressly delegated to them by resolution of the Board of Directors, except that no such committee shall have the power to amend the Certificate of Incorporation, to adopt an agreement of merger or consolidation, to recommend to the stockholders the sale, lease or exchange of all or substantially all of the Corporation’s property and assets, to recommend to the stockholders the dissolution of the Corporation or a revocation of a dissolution, or to adopt, amend or repeal Bylaws. The Executive Committee, if there shall be one, shall have the right and authority to declare dividends. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to fix the compensation of members of the committees for attending committee meetings.

Section 11. Advisory Directors. The Board of Directors may elect one or more Advisory Directors who shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Directors shall assign to them. Advisory Directors shall, upon election, serve until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Advisory Directors shall receive notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors in the same manner and at the same time as the Directors. They shall attend such meetings in an advisory capacity, but shall not cast a vote or be counted to determine a quorum. Any Advisory Director may be removed, either with or without cause, by a majority of the Directors. The Advisory Directors shall not receive any stated compensation for their services as Advisory Directors, but by resolution of the Board of Directors a fixed fee and expenses of attendance may be allowed for attendance at each meeting. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude any Advisory Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity as an officer, agent or otherwise, and receiving compensation therefor.


ARTICLE IV

This excerpt taken from the DCO 8-K filed Feb 6, 2007.

Board of Directors

Section 1(a). Powers. The corporate powers, business and property of this Corporation shall be exercised, conducted and controlled by a Board of Directors. In addition to the powers and authorities expressly conferred upon it by these Bylaws, the Board may exercise all such powers and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or by these Bylaws directed or required to be exercised or done by the stockholders. Directors need not be stockholders.

Section 1(b). Minimum and Maximum Number. The authorized number of Directors of this Corporation shall be not less than six (6) nor more than nine (9) until changed by an amendment of this Bylaw; the exact number of Directors shall be fixed, within the limits specified in this Section 1(b), by a Bylaw or amendment thereof to be numbered as Section 1(c).

Section 1(c). Exact Number of Directors. The exact number of Directors of this Corporation is eight (8) until changed within the limits specified in Section 1(b) or this ARTICLE III by a Bylaw duly adopted amending this Section 1(c).

Section 2. Vacancies. In case of a vacancy in the Directors through death, resignation, disqualification, or other cause, the remaining Directors, though less than a quorum, by affirmative vote of a majority thereof, or the sole remaining Director, may elect a successor or successors to hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the Director whose place shall be vacant, and until the election of his successor.

Section 3. Place of Meeting. The Directors may hold their meetings and have an office and keep the books of the Corporation in such place or places within or without the State of Delaware as the Board may from time to time determine.

Section 4(a). Regular Meetings. By resolution and notice thereof to all the Directors at the time in office, the Board of Directors may provide that regular meetings of said Board shall be held at stated intervals and at a place to be fixed in such resolution. In case such regular meetings are provided for, it shall not be necessary to give notice of any such meetings, or of the business to be transacted. A meeting of the Board of Directors may be held without notice immediately after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

Section 4(b). Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the Chairman or the Board of Directors, the President, any two Vice Presidents, any two Directors, or by the sole remaining Director. Written notice of the time and place of special meetings shall be delivered personally to each Director or sent to each Director by mail or other form of written communication, charges prepaid, addressed at his business address or his residence address, as either may be shown upon the records of the Corporation, or if not so shown, or not readily ascertainable, at the principal office of the Corporation. In case such notice is delivered personally it shall be delivered at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. In case such notice is sent by telegram, facsimile or e-mail, it shall be transmitted at least twenty-four hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. In case


such notice is mailed, it shall be deposited in the United States mail at least sixty hours prior to the time of the holding of the meeting. Except where otherwise required by law or by these Bylaws, notice of the purpose of a special meeting need not be given. Notice of any meeting of the Board of Directors shall not be required to be given to any Director who shall have waived such notice and such notice shall be deemed to have been waived by any Director who is present at such meeting.

Section 5. Quorum. A majority of the authorized number of Directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but if at any meeting of the Board there shall be less than a quorum present, a majority of those present may adjourn the meeting from time to time. Every act or decision done or made by a majority of the Directors present at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present shall be regarded as the act of the Board of Directors, unless a greater number be required by law or by the Certificate of Incorporation.

Section 6. Action Without Meeting. Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board shall individually or collectively consent in writing to such action and such written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board. Such action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as a unanimous vote of the Directors.

Section 7. Compensation of Directors. Unless otherwise provided by the Certificate of Incorporation, the Board of Directors shall have authority to fix the compensation of Directors. Directors may be paid a fixed sum for attendance at each meeting of the Board of Directors and may be paid a stated compensation for serving as Directors. Directors may also be paid their expenses, if any, for attending each meeting of the Board of Directors. No payments to Directors shall preclude any Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity and receiving compensation therefor.

Section 8. Presiding Officers. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or, in his absence, the President of the Corporation, or in the absence of the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the President, a Chairman chosen by the Directors present shall preside.

Section 9. Election of Officers. At the first meeting of the Board of Directors each year (at which a quorum shall be present) held next after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the Board of Directors shall proceed to the election of the Officers of the Corporation.

Section 10. Committees of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may by resolution appoint an Executive Committee and other committees. Such Executive Committee and other committees shall be composed of two or more members of this Board of Directors and shall have such powers as may be expressly delegated to them by resolution of the Board of Directors, except that no such committee shall have the power to amend the Certificate of Incorporation, to adopt an agreement of merger or consolidation, to recommend to the stockholders the sale, lease or exchange of all or substantially all of the Corporation’s property and assets, to recommend to the stockholders the dissolution of the Corporation or a revocation of a dissolution, or to adopt, amend or repeal Bylaws. The Executive Committee, if there shall be one, shall have the right and authority to declare dividends. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to fix the compensation of members of the committees for attending committee meetings.


Section 11. Advisory Directors. The Board of Directors may elect one or more Advisory Directors who shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Directors shall assign to them. Advisory Directors shall, upon election, serve until the next Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Advisory Directors shall receive notice of all meetings of the Board of Directors in the same manner and at the same time as the Directors. They shall attend such meetings in an advisory capacity, but shall not cast a vote or be counted to determine a quorum. Any Advisory Director may be removed, either with or without cause, by a majority of the Directors. The Advisory Directors shall not receive any stated compensation for their services as Advisory Directors, but by resolution of the Board of Directors a fixed fee and expenses of attendance may be allowed for attendance at each meeting. Nothing herein shall be construed to preclude any Advisory Director from serving the Corporation in any other capacity as an officer, agent or otherwise, and receiving compensation therefor.


ARTICLE IV

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