This excerpt taken from the GERN DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2009.
20. Stockholder Approval.
The Plan will be submitted for the approval of the Companys stockholders within twelve (12) months after the date of the Boards initial adoption of the Plan. Awards may be granted or awarded prior to such stockholder approval, provided that such Awards shall not be exercisable, shall not vest and the restrictions thereon shall not lapse prior to the time when the Plan is approved by the stockholders, and provided further that if such approval has not been obtained at the end of said twelve-month period, all Awards previously granted or awarded under the Plan shall thereupon be canceled and become null and void.