This excerpt taken from the HAS DEF 14A filed Apr 6, 2009.
The 2003 Plan permits granting awards for: (1) stock options, including incentive stock options (ISOs) meeting the requirements of Section 422 of the Code; (2) stock appreciation rights (SARs); (3) stock awards, including restricted and unrestricted stock and deferred stock, (4) performance awards, and (5) cash awards that would constitute a derivative security for purposes of Rule 16b-6, as promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the 1934 Act), if not awarded pursuant to a plan satisfying the provisions of Rule 16b-3.
This excerpt taken from the HAS DEF 14A filed Apr 16, 2007.
(a) All Awards
(1) Award Provisions. The Administrator will determine the terms of all Awards, subject to the limitations provided herein. A Participant shall have no rights with respect to the Plan, or any Award, contingent or otherwise, until written evidence of the Award shall have been delivered to the Participant and all the terms, conditions, and provisions of the Plan and the Award applicable to such Participant have been met. The Plan shall be binding on all successors and permitted assigns of a Participant, including, without limitation, the estate of such Participant.
(2) Transferability. Neither ISOs, nor, except as the Administrator otherwise expressly provides, other Awards may be transferred other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, and during a Participants lifetime ISOs (and, except as the Administrator otherwise expressly provides, other non-transferable Awards requiring exercise) may be exercised only by the Participant.
(3) Vesting, Etc. The Administrator shall determine the time or times at which an Award will vest or become exercisable and the terms on which an Award requiring exercise will remain exercisable, provided that, except in the case of Awards made in connection with the recruitment of new Employees (including new officers) or new directors, (i) Stock Options shall vest in equal annual installments over a period of not less than three years and (ii) Restricted Stock and Deferred Stock shall vest not earlier than three years from the grant date of the Award. Subject to the foregoing restriction, the Administrator may at any time accelerate the vesting or exercisability of an Award, regardless of any adverse or potentially adverse tax consequences resulting from such acceleration. The Administrator may at any time accelerate the vesting or exercisability of an Award, without being subject to the limitations set forth in the first sentence of this Section 7(a)(3), if such acceleration is associated with the death, disability, retirement or other termination of Employment or service of a Participant. For purposes of the foregoing sentence, the Administrator will have sole and conclusive power to define the types of disability, retirement or other termination of Employment or service associated with such acceleration.
The Administrator has full power and authority to determine, for each Award, how long after cessation of the Participants Employment or service as a director an Award requiring exercise will continue to be exercisable. Unless the Administrator expressly provides otherwise in the applicable Award agreement or through other means, immediately upon the cessation of the Participants Employment or service as a director an Award requiring
exercise will cease to be exercisable and will terminate, and all other Awards to the extent not already vested will be forfeited, except that these default rules further provide, unless otherwise modified by the Administrator for a particular Award or Awards, that:
(A) subject to (B) and (C) below, all Stock Options and SARs held by the Participant or the Participants permitted transferee, if any, immediately prior to the cessation of the Participants Employment or service as a director, to the extent then exercisable, will remain exercisable for the lesser of (i) a period of three months from the date of termination or (ii) the period ending on the latest date on which such Stock Option or SAR could have been exercised without regard to this Section 7(a)(3)(A), and will thereupon terminate;
(B) all Stock Options and SARs held by a Participant or the Participants permitted transferee, if any, immediately prior to the Participants death, to the extent then exercisable, will remain exercisable for the lesser of (i) the one year period ending with the first anniversary of the Participants death or (ii) the period ending on the latest date on which such Stock Option or SAR could have been exercised without regard to this Section 7(a)(3)(B), and will thereupon terminate; and
(C) all Stock Options and SARs held by a Participant or the Participants permitted transferee, if any, immediately prior to the cessation of the Participants Employment or service as a director will immediately terminate upon such cessation if the Administrator in its sole discretion determines that such cessation of Employment or service as a director has resulted for reasons which cast such discredit on the Participant as to justify immediate termination of the Award.
(4) Taxes. The Administrator will make such provision for the withholding of all applicable taxes as it deems necessary. The Administrator may, but need not, permit a Participant to satisfy tax withholding requirements by (i) having the Participant deliver cash or a check payable to the order of the Company, (ii) holding back shares of Stock from an Award, or (iii) permitting a Participant to tender shares of Stock which have been owned by the Participant for at least six months having a Fair Market Value equal to the amount of the applicable withholding taxes. In no event may withholding taxes paid by a Participant exceed the minimum withholding required by law. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Administrator may, but need not, pay all or a portion of the tax liability incurred or to be incurred by a Participant as a result of Awards made to or settled by such Participant under the Plan.
(5) Dividend Equivalents, Deferrals, Etc. The Administrator may provide for the payment of amounts in lieu of cash dividends or other cash distributions with respect to Stock subject to an Award. Such dividend equivalents and other payments may be paid currently or may be credited to an account established under the Plan in the name of the Participant.
The Administrator may require or permit Participants to elect to defer the issuance of Stock or the settlement of Awards under such rules and procedures as it may establish under the Plan. It may also provide that deferred settlements include the payment or crediting of interest on the deferral amounts, or the payment or crediting of dividend equivalents on deferred amounts denominated in Stock.
(6) Rights Limited. Nothing in the Plan will be construed as giving any person the right to continued employment or service with the Company or its Affiliates, or any rights as a shareholder except as to shares of Stock actually issued under the Plan. The loss of existing or potential profit in Awards will not constitute an element of damages in the event of termination of employment or service for any reason, even if the termination is in violation of an obligation of the Company or an Affiliate to the Participant.
Unless otherwise determined by the Administrator, the Plan shall be unfunded and shall not create, or be construed to create, a trust or a separate fund or funds. The Plan shall not establish any fiduciary relationship between the Company and any Participant or other person. To the extent any person holds any rights by virtue of an Award under the Plan, such rights, unless otherwise determined by the Administrator, shall be no greater than the rights of an unsecured general creditor of the Company.
(7) Section 162(m). This Section 7(a)(7) applies to any Performance Award intended to qualify as performance-based for the purposes of Section 162(m), other than a Stock Option or a SAR. In the case of any Performance Award to which this Section 7(a)(7) applies, the Plan and such Award will be construed to the maximum extent permitted by law in a manner consistent with qualifying the Award for such exception. With
respect to such Performance Awards, the Administrator will preestablish, in writing, one or more specific Performance Criteria no later than 90 days after the commencement of the period of service to which the performance relates (or at such earlier time as is required to qualify the Award as performance-based under Section 162(m)). The Performance Criteria so established shall serve as a condition to the grant, vesting or payment of the Performance Award, as determined by the Administrator. Prior to grant, vesting or payment of the Performance Award, as the case may be, the Administrator will certify whether the Performance Criteria have been attained and such determination will be final and conclusive. If the Performance Criteria with respect to the Award are not attained, no other Award will be provided in substitution of the Performance Award. No Performance Award to which this Section 7(a)(7) applies may be granted after the fifth anniversary of the approval of the Plan by shareholders of the Company until the Performance Criteria (as originally approved or as subsequently amended) have been resubmitted to and reapproved by the shareholders of the Company in accordance with the requirements of Section 162(m), unless such grant is made contingent upon such approval.