This excerpt taken from the HTBK 8-K filed Sep 30, 2008.
ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION
3.1 Eligibility and Participation.
(A) Eligibility. Eligibility to participate in the Plan is limited to those key employees of the Employer that are designated, from time to time, by the Compensation Committee and the Board.
(B) Participation. An employees participation in the Plan shall be effective upon notification of such person by the Compensation Committee of eligibility to participate, completion of a Participation Agreement by such person, and acceptance of the Participation Agreement by the Compensation Committee. Participation in the Plan shall continue until such time as the Participant Separates From Service with the Employer and as long thereafter as the Participant is eligible to receive benefits under this Plan.