This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
Stock Options. The Committee will be authorized to grant stock options which may be either incentive stock options or nonqualified stock options. The exercise price of any stock option must be equal to or greater than the fair market value of the shares on the date of the grant, unless it is a substitute or assumed stock option. The term of a stock option cannot exceed 10 years. For purposes of the Hanesbrands OIP, fair market value of the shares subject to the stock options shall be determined in such manner as the Committee may deem equitable or as required by applicable law or regulation. At the time of grant, the Committee in its sole discretion will determine when stock options are exercisable and when they expire. Payment for shares purchased upon exercise of a stock option must be made in full at the time of exercise. Payment may be made in cash, by the transfer to us of shares owned by the participant having a fair market value on the date of transfer equal to the option exercise price, to the extent permitted by applicable law, delivery of an exercise notice, together with irrevocable instructions to a broker to deliver to us the amount of the sale proceeds from the stock option shares or loan proceeds to pay the exercise price and any withholding taxes due to us or in such other manner as may be authorized by the Committee. The repricing of options without stockholder approval is prohibited under the plan.
SARs. The Committee will have the authority to grant stock appreciation rights, or SARs, and to determine the number of shares subject to each SAR, the term of the SAR, the time or times at which the SAR may be exercised, and all other terms and conditions of the SAR. A SAR is a right, denominated in shares, to receive, upon exercise of the right, in whole or in part, without payment to us an amount, payable in shares, in cash or a combination thereof, that is equal to the excess of: (1) the fair market value of our common stock on the date of exercise of the right over (2) the fair market value of our common stock on the date of grant of the right, multiplied by the number of shares for which the right is exercised. The Committee also may, in its discretion, substitute SARs which can be settled only in common stock for outstanding stock options at any time. The terms and conditions of any substitute SAR shall be substantially the same as those applicable to the stock option that it replaces and the term of the substitute SAR shall not exceed the term of the stock option that it replaces. The repricing of SARs is prohibited under the Hanesbrands OIP without stockholder approval.
Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units and Deferred Stock Units. Restricted stock consists of shares which we transfer or sell to a participant, but are subject to substantial risk of forfeiture and to restrictions on their sale or other transfer by the participant. Restricted stock units, or RSUs, confer the right to receive shares at a future date in accordance with the terms of such grant upon the attainment of certain conditions specified by the Committee which include substantial risk of forfeiture and restrictions on their sale or other transfer by the participant. Deferred stock units, or DSUs, are a vested-right to receive shares in lieu of other compensation at termination of employment or a specific future date. The Committee will determine the eligible participants to whom, and the time or times at which, grants of restricted stock, RSUs or DSUs will be made, the number of shares or units to be granted, the price to be paid, if any, the time or times within which the shares covered by such grants will be subject to forfeiture, the time or times at which the restrictions will terminate, and all other terms and conditions of the grants. The Committee also may provide that RSUs or DSUs may be settled in cash rather than in our shares. Restrictions or conditions could include, but are not limited to, the attainment of performance goals (as described below), continuous service with us, the passage of time or other restrictions or conditions.
Performance Shares. A participant who is granted performance shares has the right to receive shares or cash or a combination of shares and cash equal to the fair market value of such shares at a future date in accordance
with the terms of such grant and upon the attainment of performance goals specified by the Committee. The award of performance shares to a participant will not create any rights in such participant as our stockholder until the issuance of common stock with respect to an award.
Performance Cash Awards. A participant who is granted performance cash awards has the right to receive a payment in cash upon the attainment of performance goals specified by the Committee. The Committee may substitute shares of our common stock for the cash payment otherwise required to be made pursuant to a performance cash award.
Performance Goals. Awards of restricted stock, RSUs, DSUs, performance stock, performance cash awards and other incentives under the Hanesbrands OIP may be made subject to the attainment of performance goals relating to one or more business criteria within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, including, but not limited to, revenue; revenue growth; earnings before interest and taxes; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization; earnings per share; operating income; pre- or after-tax income; net operating profit after taxes; economic value added (or an equivalent metric); ratio of operating earnings to capital spending; cash flow (before or after dividends); cash flow per share (before or after dividends); net earnings; net sales; sales growth; share price performance; return on assets or net assets; return on equity; return on capital (including return on total capital or return on invested capital); cash flow return on investment; total stockholder return; improvement in or attainment of expense levels; and improvement in or attainment of working capital levels. Any performance criteria selected by the Committee may be used to measure our performance as a whole or the performance of any of our business units and may be measured relative to a peer group or index. No award in excess of $5.0 million may be paid to any participant in any single year. If an award in excess of that amount is earned in any year, it will be deferred under the Hanesbrands Inc. Executive Deferred Compensation Plan until it is deductible by us.
The Committee may make retroactive adjustments to, and the participant shall reimburse us for, any cash or equity based incentive compensation paid to the participant where such compensation was predicated upon achieving certain financial results that were substantially the subject of a restatement, and as a result of the restatement it is determined that the participant otherwise would not have been paid such compensation, regardless of whether or not the restatement resulted from the participants misconduct.
Stock Awards. The Committee may award shares of our common stock to participants without payment for such shares, as additional compensation for service to us. Stock awards may be subject to other terms and conditions, which may vary from time to time and among participants, as the Committee determines to be appropriate. An outright grant of stock will only be made in exchange for cash compensation already earned by a participant.
Cash Awards. A cash award consists of a monetary payment made by us to an employee as additional compensation for his or her services to us. A cash award may be made in tandem with another award or may be made independently of any other award. Cash awards may be subject to other terms and conditions, which may vary from time to time and among participants, as the Committee determines to be appropriate.