This excerpt taken from the LCUT 8-K filed Jun 13, 2007.
INSIDER TRADING COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
In order to take an active role in the prevention of insider trading violations by its officers, directors, employees and other related individuals, the Company has adopted the policies and procedures described in this Memorandum.
The Company has adopted the Insider Trading Policy attached hereto as Attachment 1 (the Policy), which prohibits trading based on material, nonpublic information regarding the Company (Inside Information). The Policy covers officers, directors and all other employees of, or consultants or contractors to, the Company, as well as family members of such persons, and others, in each case where such persons have or may have access to Inside Information. The Policy (and/or a summary thereof) is to be delivered to all new employees and consultants upon the commencement of their relationships with the Company.
A. Section 16 Individuals. The Company has identified certain persons who are the directors and officers who are subject to the reporting and liability provisions of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act), and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder (Section 16 Individuals). These persons will be notified by the Company as to their obligations under Section 16. These persons will change from time to time as appropriate to reflect the election of new officers or directors, any change in function of current officers and the resignation or departure of current officers or directors.
B. Other Persons. The Company will from time to time identify other persons who, together with the Section 16 Individuals, should be subject to the pre-clearance requirement described in Section V.A., in that the Company believes that, in the normal course of their duties or with respect to a particular matter, such persons have, or are likely to have, regular or special access to Inside Information.
The Company has determined that all directors, executive officers and such other employees of the Company as the Company will from time to time identify shall be prohibited from buying, selling or otherwise effecting transactions in any stock or other securities of the Company or derivative securities thereof except during the following trading windows
In addition, the Company shall have the right to impose special black-out periods during which such persons will be prohibited from buying, selling or otherwise effecting transactions in any stock or other securities of the Company or derivative securities thereof, even though the trading window would otherwise be open. These restrictions on trading shall not apply to transactions made under a trading plan adopted pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b5-l(c) (17 C.F.R. § 240.10b5-1(c)) (a Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan) that is approved in writing by the Board of Directors of the Company or a committee thereof, or such proper officer(s) of the Company as may be designated by the Board of Directors (an Approved Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan).
A Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan is a pre-existing binding contract, instruction to another person or written plan entered into in good faith with respect to the sale or purchase of the securities in question that (i) specifies the amount, price and date, (ii) contains a written formula, algorithm, or computer program for determining amounts, prices and dates or (iii) prevents the person from exercising any subsequent influence over how, when or whether to effect sales or purchases; provided, in addition, that any other person who does exercise such influence is not aware of the material, non-public information when doing so. Further, the person entering into the contract, instruction or plan must do so before becoming aware of the material, non-public information.
The Company has appointed the Companys Chief Financial Officer as the Companys Insider Trading Compliance Officer.
The duties of the Compliance Officer shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
A. Other than transactions made pursuant to an Approved Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan, pre-clearing all transactions involving the Companys securities by those individuals that have been identified and informed by the Company in order to determine compliance with the Policy, insider trading laws, Section 16 of the Exchange Act and Rule 144 promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These persons will change from time to time as appropriate.
B. Assisting in the preparation and filing of Section 16 reports (Forms 3, 4 and 5) for all Section 16 Individuals.
C. Serving as the designated recipient at the Company of copies of reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Section 16 Individuals under Section 16 of the Exchange Act.
D. Periodically reminding all Section 16 Individuals regarding their obligations to report and quarterly reminders of the dates that the trading window described in Section III above begins and ends.
E. Performing periodic cross-checks of available materials, which may include Forms 3, 4 and 5, Forms 144, officers and directors questionnaires, and reports received from the Companys stock administrator and transfer agent, to determine trading activity by officers, directors and others who have, or may have, access to Inside Information.
F. Circulating the Policy (and/or a summary thereof) to all employees, including Section 16 Individuals, on an annual basis, and providing the Policy and other appropriate materials to new officers, directors and others who have, or may have, access to Inside Information.
G. Assisting the Company in implementation of the Policy.
H. Coordinating with Company counsel regarding compliance activities with respect to Rule 144 requirements and regarding changing requirements and recommendations for compliance with Section 16 of the Exchange Act and insider trading laws to ensure that the Policy is amended as necessary to comply with such requirements.