This excerpt taken from the MRO DEF 14A filed Mar 13, 2007.
On February 28, 2007, our Board approved the 2007 Incentive Compensation Plan (the Plan) and its submission to the stockholders for their approval. The Plan is intended to reward participants by providing cash benefits and opportunities to acquire our common stock. The Plan is designed to attract and retain officers, employees and directors, to strengthen the alignment of their interests with stockholder interests, and to reward outstanding contributions to our development and financial success.
The Plan is intended to replace, on a prospective basis, our 2003 Incentive Compensation Plan (the 2003 Plan). Although a sufficient number of shares remain available for grant under the 2003 Plan, our Board believes it is appropriate to propose a replacement Plan at this time in order to optimize the Companys tax deduction under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, which requires periodic stockholder approval of incentive compensation plans. If the new Plan is approved by the stockholders, all granting authority under the 2003 Plan will be revoked and no new grants will be made from the 2003 Plan following the date of stockholder approval.
The Plan authorizes the granting of awards, including shares of our common stock, in any combination of the following:
· stock options, including incentive stock options and nonqualified stock options;
· stock appreciation rights (SARs);
· stock awards, restricted stock awards and other awards denominated or paid in common stock;
· restricted stock units (which may include dividend equivalents);
· cash awards; and
· performance awards.
The following summary of our 2007 Incentive Compensation Plan is qualified by reference to the full text of the Plan, which is attached as Appendix I to this proxy statement. The Plan is not tax-qualified under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.