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This excerpt taken from the LTD DEF 14A filed Apr 8, 2009.

ADMINISTRATION

3.01. Committee. The Plan shall be administered by a Committee (the “Committee”) appointed by the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) and consisting of not less than two (2) members of the Board. Each member of the Committee shall be an “outside director” (within the meaning of Code Section 162(m)) and a “non-employee director” (within the meaning of Rule 16b-3(b)(3)(i) under the Act).

3.02. Powers of Committee. Subject to the express provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall have the power and authority (i) to grant Options and to determine the purchase price of the Common Stock covered by each Option, the term of each Option, the number of shares of Common Stock to be covered by each Option and any performance objectives or vesting standards applicable to each Option; (ii) to designate Options as Incentive Stock Options or Nonstatutory Stock Options and to determine which Options, if any, shall be accompanied by Tandem Stock Appreciation Rights; (iii) to grant Tandem Stock Appreciation Rights and Nontandem Stock Appreciation Rights and to determine the terms and conditions of such rights; (iv) to grant Restricted Share Units and to determine the term of the restricted period and other conditions and restrictions applicable to such shares; (v) to grant Performance Units and to determine the performance objectives, performance periods and other conditions applicable to such units; (vi) to grant Unrestricted Shares; (vi) to determine the amount of, and to make, Tax Offset Payments; and (vii) to determine the associates to whom, and the time or times at which, Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Share Units, Performance Units, and Unrestricted Shares shall be granted.

3.03. Delegation. The Committee may delegate to one or more of its members or to any other person or persons such ministerial duties as it may deem advisable; provided, however, that the Committee may not delegate any of its responsibilities hereunder if such delegation will cause (i) transactions under the Plan to fail to comply with Section 16 of the Act or (ii) the Committee to fail to qualify as “outside directors” under Code Section 162(m). The Committee may also employ attorneys, consultants, accountants or other professional advisors and shall be entitled to rely upon the advice, opinions or valuations of any such advisors.

3.04. Interpretations. The Committee shall have sole discretionary authority to interpret the terms of the Plan, to adopt and revise rules, regulations and policies to administer the Plan and to make any other factual determinations which it believes to be necessary or advisable for the administration of the Plan. All actions taken and interpretations and determinations made by the Committee in good faith shall be final and binding upon the Company, all associates who have received awards under the Plan and all other interested persons.

 

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3.05. Liability; Indemnification. No member of the Committee, nor any person to whom duties have been delegated, shall be personally liable for any action, interpretation or determination made with respect to the Plan or awards made thereunder, and each member of the Committee shall be fully indemnified and protected by the Company with respect to any liability he or she may incur with respect to any such action, interpretation or determination, to the extent permitted by applicable law and to the extent provided in the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, as amended from time to time.

This excerpt taken from the LTD DEF 14A filed Apr 16, 2007.

Administration

The Plan will be administered by our Compensation Committee, which will have the power and authority to construe, interpret and administer the Plan and the exclusive right to establish, adjust, pay or decline to pay incentive compensation for each participant. The Committee may exercise its discretion to reduce by any amount the incentive compensation payable to any participant. In no event, however, will the exercise of discretion with respect to any Section 162(m) Executive increase incentive compensation payable to any other Section 162(m) Executive. Decisions of the Committee will be final.

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