This excerpt taken from the XIDE DEF 14A filed Jul 24, 2009.
Awards to Non-Employee Directors
The Board may, in its discretion, authorize the granting to non-employee directors of option rights, SARs or Other Stock-Based Awards under the 2009 Plan and may also authorize the grant or sale of shares of Common Stock, restricted stock or RSUs to non-employee directors. Non-employee directors are not eligible to receive performance shares or performance units under the 2009 Plan. Non-employee directors may be awarded, or may be permitted to elect to receive, under the 2009 Plan and pursuant to procedures established by the Board, all or any portion of their annual retainer, in shares of Common Stock, option rights, SARs, restricted stock, RSUs, or Other Stock-Based Awards in lieu of cash.
Awards will be evidenced by an evidence of award containing such terms and provisions, consistent with the 2009 Plan, as the Board may approve.