This excerpt taken from the LLTC DEF 14A filed Sep 23, 2009.
(a) Right to Receive Payment. Each Actual Award that may become payable under the Plan shall be paid solely from the general assets of the Company. Nothing in this Plan shall be construed to create a trust or to establish or evidence any Participants claim of any right to payment of an Actual Award other than as an unsecured general creditor with respect to any payment to which he or she may be entitled.
(b) Timing of Payment. Payment of each Actual Award shall be made as soon as administratively practicable, but no later than the later of (i) the fifteenth day of the third month following the close of the Fiscal Year in which the Participants Actual Award has been earned and is no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture or (ii) March 15 following the calendar year in which the Participants Actual Award has been earned and is no longer subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture; provided that the Committee may permit Participants to elect to defer payment of their Actual Awards in a manner satisfying the requirements of Section 409A of the Code.
It is the intent that this Plan comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A, such that none of the payments to be provided hereunder will be subject to the additional tax imposed under Code Section 409A, and any ambiguities herein will be interpreted to so comply.
(c) Form of Payment. Each Actual Award shall be paid in cash (or its equivalent) in a single lump sum unless otherwise deferred in accordance with Section 4.2.