This excerpt taken from the ISH 8-K filed Apr 30, 2009.
Purpose. The purpose of the International Shipholding Corporation 2009 Stock Incentive Plan (the “Plan”) is to increase stockholder value and to advance the interests of International Shipholding Corporation (“ISC”) and its subsidiaries (collectively with ISC, the “Company”) by furnishing stock-based economic incentives (the “Incentives”) designed to attract, retain, reward and motivate key employees, officers and directors of the Company and consultants and advisors to the Company and to strengthen the mutuality of interests between service providers and ISC’s stockholders. Incentives consist of opportunities to purchase or receive shares of Common Stock, $1.00 par value per share, of ISC (the “Common Stock”) or cash valued in relation to common stock, on terms determined under the Plan. As used in the Plan, the term “subsidiary” means any corporation, limited liability company or other entity, of which ISC owns (directly or indirectly) within the meaning of section 424(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), 50% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock, membership interests, or other equity interests issued thereby.