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These excerpts taken from the MAT 10-K filed Feb 26, 2009.

6. Definitions

 

(a) Account. The record maintained by the Administrator to determine each Participant’s interest under this Plan. Such Account shall be divided into subaccounts (on a Plan Year basis or such other basis determined by the Administrator (including as

 

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provided in Section 3(c)(i)) and shall be reflected as a book reserve entry in the Company’s accounting records.

 

(b) Administrator. The Compensation Committee of the Board or any delegate thereof.

 

(c) Beneficiary. The person or persons (natural or otherwise) last designated in writing by a Participant in accordance with Section 4(a) to receive any undistributed benefits under this Plan in the event of the Participant’s death.

 

(d) Board. The Board of Directors of the Company.

 

(e) Change in Control. A “change in control event” described in Treas. Reg. §1.409A-3(i)(5).

 

(f) Code. Has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Preamble. Any reference to any section of the Code shall also be a reference to any successor provision and any Department of the Treasury regulation promulgated thereunder.

 

(g) Common Stock. The Company’s common stock, par value $1.00 per share.

 

(h) Company. Has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Preamble. Any reference to the Company shall also be a reference to any successor corporation.

 

(i) Deferrals. The amount credited to the Participant’s Account under this Plan to reflect his or her interest in this Plan attributable to his or her elective deferrals made pursuant to Section 2(a).

 

(j) Director. Any member of the Board who is not an employee of the Company or of any of its subsidiaries.

 

(k) Effective Date. The Effective Date of this Plan shall be July 1, 1998.

 

(l) Enrollment Form. The form executed by the Company and the Participant which sets forth the Participant’s Deferral elections and other specifications of this Plan applicable to the Participant.

 

(m) Exchange Act. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the applicable rules and regulations thereunder. Any references to any section of the Exchange Act shall also be a reference to any successor provision.

 

(n) Fair Market Value. The closing price of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange at the close of normal trading hours for that day, or, if the New York Stock Exchange is closed on that day, the next preceding day on which the New York Stock Exchange was open.

 

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(o) Hardship. A severe financial hardship to the Participant resulting from (i) an illness or accident of the Participant, the Participant’s spouse, the Participant’s Beneficiary or the Participant’s dependent (as defined in Section 152 of the Code, without regard to Sections 152(b)(1), (b)(2) and (d)(1)(B)), (ii) loss of the Participant’s property due to casualty, or (iii) other similar extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstances arising as a result of events beyond the control of the Participant. The events that would constitute a Hardship will depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case, but, in any case, a Hardship Distribution may not be made to the extent that such Hardship does not satisfy the requirements of Treas. Reg. §1.409A-3(i)(3)(i).

 

(p) Hardship Distribution. A distribution due to Hardship made in accordance with Section 4(g).

 

(q) Interest Accrual Sub-Account. An interest-bearing investment fund to which Deferrals and earnings thereon were credited prior to the Restatement Effective Date. As of the Restatement Effective Date, the Interest Accrual Sub-Account shall be governed by Section 3(e) and Section 3(i).

 

(r) Investment Fund. One or more of the investment funds selected by the Administrator pursuant to Section 3(a) which shall be used to determine the return to be credited to each Participant’s Account. The Stock Equivalent Sub-Account and the Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Account shall be considered an Investment Fund for purposes of this Plan.

 

(s) Participant. A Director of the Company who completes an Enrollment Form and has not received a complete distribution of all amounts credited to his or her Account.

 

(t) Plan. The Mattel, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors, as it may hereafter be amended.

 

(u) Plan Year. The period with respect to which the records of this Plan are maintained which shall be the twelve consecutive month period ending December 31.

 

(v) Restatement Effective Date. Has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Preamble.

 

(w) Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Account. An investment fund subaccount that is established for each Participant electing to defer all of his or her RSU Award and that is credited with the hypothetical purchase of whole or fractional shares of Common Stock to reflect amounts credited to such subaccount. The Participant shall not have any rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to the Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Account. Cash dividends, if any, shall be credited to a Participant’s Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Account in accordance with Section 3(d)(i) and the number of hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Accounts shall be adjusted in accordance with Section 3(d)(ii).

 

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Amounts credited to a Participant’s Restricted Stock Sub-Account shall be subject to the vesting provisions set forth in Section 3(h).

 

(x) RSU Award. A “restricted stock unit” award made to a Participant under the Mattel, Inc. 2005 Equity Compensation Plan, as it may be amended from time to time, or any successor plan or arrangement.

 

(y) Severance. A Participant’s “separation from service” within the meaning of Treas. Reg. §1.409A-1(h), whether voluntary or involuntary.

 

(z) Stock Equivalent Sub-Account. An investment fund subaccount that is credited with the hypothetical purchase of whole or fractional shares of Common Stock. The Participant shall not have any rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to the Stock Equivalent Sub-Account. Cash dividends, if any, shall be credited to a Participant’s Stock Equivalent Sub-Account in accordance with Section 3(d)(i) and the number of hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to Stock Equivalent Sub-Accounts shall be adjusted in accordance with Section 3(d)(ii).

 

(aa) Valuation Date. The last business day of each month within the Plan Year and such other dates as may be determined by the Administrator for valuing Participant Accounts.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Plan to be executed by its duly authorized officer.

 

    MATTEL, INC.

Dated:    12-19-08                

    By:   /s/ ALAN KAYE
       

 

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6. Definitions

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">(a) Account. The record maintained by the Administrator to determine each Participant’s interest under this Plan. Such Account shall be
divided into subaccounts (on a Plan Year basis or such other basis determined by the Administrator (including as

 


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provided in Section 3(c)(i)) and shall be reflected as a book reserve entry in the Company’s accounting records.

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(b) Administrator. The Compensation Committee of the Board or
any delegate thereof.

 

(c) Beneficiary. The
person or persons (natural or otherwise) last designated in writing by a Participant in accordance with Section 4(a) to receive any undistributed benefits under this Plan in the event of the Participant’s death.

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(d) Board. The Board of Directors of the Company.


 

(e) Change in Control. A “change in control event”
described in Treas. Reg. §1.409A-3(i)(5).

 

(f)
Code. Has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Preamble. Any reference to any section of the Code shall also be a reference to any successor provision and any Department of the Treasury regulation promulgated thereunder.

 

(g) Common Stock. The Company’s common
stock, par value $1.00 per share.

 

(h) Company.
Has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Preamble. Any reference to the Company shall also be a reference to any successor corporation.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">(i) Deferrals. The amount credited to the Participant’s Account under this Plan to reflect his or her interest in this Plan
attributable to his or her elective deferrals made pursuant to Section 2(a).

 

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">(j) Director. Any member of the Board who is not an employee of the Company or of any of its subsidiaries.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">(k) Effective Date. The Effective Date of this Plan shall be July 1, 1998.

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(l) Enrollment Form. The form executed by the Company and the
Participant which sets forth the Participant’s Deferral elections and other specifications of this Plan applicable to the Participant.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">(m) Exchange Act. The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the applicable rules and regulations thereunder. Any references to
any section of the Exchange Act shall also be a reference to any successor provision.

 

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">(n) Fair Market Value. The closing price of the Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange at the close of normal trading hours for that day, or, if the New York Stock Exchange is closed on that day,
the next preceding day on which the New York Stock Exchange was open.

 


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(o) Hardship. A severe financial hardship to the Participant resulting from (i) an
illness or accident of the Participant, the Participant’s spouse, the Participant’s Beneficiary or the Participant’s dependent (as defined in Section 152 of the Code, without regard to Sections 152(b)(1), (b)(2) and (d)(1)(B)),
(ii) loss of the Participant’s property due to casualty, or (iii) other similar extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstances arising as a result of events beyond the control of the Participant. The events that would constitute a
Hardship will depend upon the facts and circumstances of each case, but, in any case, a Hardship Distribution may not be made to the extent that such Hardship does not satisfy the requirements of Treas. Reg. §1.409A-3(i)(3)(i).

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(p) Hardship Distribution. A distribution due to Hardship made
in accordance with Section 4(g).

 

(q)
Interest Accrual Sub-Account. An interest-bearing investment fund to which Deferrals and earnings thereon were credited prior to the Restatement Effective Date. As of the Restatement Effective Date, the Interest Accrual Sub-Account
shall be governed by Section 3(e) and Section 3(i).

 

FACE="Times New Roman" SIZE="2">(r) Investment Fund. One or more of the investment funds selected by the Administrator pursuant to Section 3(a) which shall be used to determine the return to be credited to each
Participant’s Account. The Stock Equivalent Sub-Account and the Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Account shall be considered an Investment Fund for purposes of this Plan.

 

(s) Participant. A Director of the Company who completes an Enrollment Form and has not received a complete distribution of
all amounts credited to his or her Account.

 

(t)
Plan. The Mattel, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan for Non-Employee Directors, as it may hereafter be amended.

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">(u) Plan Year. The period with respect to which the records of this Plan are maintained which shall be the twelve consecutive month period
ending December 31.

 

(v) Restatement Effective
Date
. Has the meaning ascribed to such term in the Preamble.

 

SIZE="2">(w) Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Account. An investment fund subaccount that is established for each Participant electing to defer all of his or her RSU Award and that is credited with the hypothetical purchase of whole or
fractional shares of Common Stock to reflect amounts credited to such subaccount. The Participant shall not have any rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to the Restricted Stock Unit
Sub-Account. Cash dividends, if any, shall be credited to a Participant’s Restricted Stock Unit Sub-Account in accordance with Section 3(d)(i) and the number of hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to Restricted Stock Unit
Sub-Accounts shall be adjusted in accordance with Section 3(d)(ii).

 


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Amounts credited to a Participant’s Restricted Stock Sub-Account shall be subject to the vesting provisions set forth in Section 3(h).

 

(x) RSU Award. A “restricted stock
unit” award made to a Participant under the Mattel, Inc. 2005 Equity Compensation Plan, as it may be amended from time to time, or any successor plan or arrangement.

 

(y) Severance. A Participant’s “separation from service” within the meaning of Treas. Reg. §1.409A-1(h),
whether voluntary or involuntary.

 

(z) Stock Equivalent
Sub-Account
.
An investment fund subaccount that is credited with the hypothetical purchase of whole or fractional shares of Common Stock. The Participant shall not have any rights as a stockholder of the Company with respect to the
hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to the Stock Equivalent Sub-Account. Cash dividends, if any, shall be credited to a Participant’s Stock Equivalent Sub-Account in accordance with Section 3(d)(i) and the number of
hypothetical shares of Common Stock credited to Stock Equivalent Sub-Accounts shall be adjusted in accordance with Section 3(d)(ii).

 

STYLE="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px; text-indent:4%">(aa) Valuation Date. The last business day of each month within the Plan Year and such other dates as may be determined by the Administrator
for valuing Participant Accounts.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF,
the Company has caused this Plan to be executed by its duly authorized officer.

 











































  MATTEL, INC.

SIZE="2">Dated:    12-19-08                

  By: /s/ ALAN KAYE
    

 


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MATTEL, INC. 2005 SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE RETIREMENT PLAN


Mattel, Inc. 2005 Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan



This excerpt taken from the MAT 8-K filed Mar 7, 2008.

DEFINITIONS

SECTION 1.1 Generally.

(a) Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed thereto in the Base Indenture.

(b) The rules of construction set forth in the Base Indenture shall be applied hereto as if set forth in full herein.

SECTION 1.2 Definitions of Certain Terms.

For all purposes of this Supplemental Indenture, except as otherwise expressly provided or unless the context otherwise requires, the following terms shall have the following respective meanings:

Additional Notes” has the meaning given to it in Section 2.2 hereof.

Adjusted Treasury Rate” means, with respect to any redemption date, (i) the yield, under the heading which represents the average for the immediately preceding week, appearing in the most recently published statistical release designated “H.15 (519)” or any successor publication which is published weekly by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and which establishes yields on actively traded United States Treasury securities adjusted to constant maturity under the caption “Treasury Constant Maturities,” for the maturity corresponding to the Comparable Treasury Issue (if no maturity is within three months before or after the remaining term of the Notes, yields for the two published maturities most closely corresponding to the Comparable Treasury Issue shall be determined and the Adjusted Treasury Rate shall be interpolated or extrapolated from such yields on a straight line basis,

 

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rounding to the nearest month) or (ii) if such release (or any successor release) is not published during the week preceding the calculation date or does not contain such yields, the rate per year equal to the semi-annual equivalent yield to maturity of the Comparable Treasury Issue assuming a price for the Comparable Treasury Issue (expressed as a percentage of its principal amount) equal to the Comparable Treasury Price for such redemption date, in each case calculated on the third Business Day preceding the redemption date, plus 0.50%.

Below Investment Grade Rating Event” means the Notes are rated below an Investment Grade Rating by each of the Rating Agencies on the 60th day following the occurrence of a Change of Control (which date shall be extended if the rating of the Notes is under publicly announced consideration for possible downgrade by any of the Rating Agencies on such 60th day, such extension to last until the date on which the Rating Agency considering such possible downgrade either (x) rates the Notes below an Investment Grade Rating or (y) publicly announces that it is no longer considering the Notes for possible downgrade; provided, that no such extension shall occur if any of the Rating Agencies rates the Notes with an Investment Grade Rating that is not subject to review for possible downgrade on such 60th day).

Business Day” means a day other than a Saturday, a Sunday or any other day on which banking institutions in The City of New York generally are authorized or required by law or executive order to close.

Change of Control” means the occurrence of any of the following:

(1) the direct or indirect sale, transfer, conveyance or other disposition (other than by way of merger or consolidation), in one or more series of related transactions, of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, taken as a whole, to any person, other than to the Company or one of its subsidiaries;

(2) the consummation of any transaction (including, without limitation, any merger or consolidation) the result of which is that any person becomes the beneficial owner (as defined in Rules 13d-3 and 13d-5 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the Company’s outstanding Voting Stock or other Voting Stock into which the Company’s Voting Stock is reclassified, consolidated, exchanged or changed, measured by voting power rather than number of shares;

(3) the Company consolidates with, or merges with or into, any person, or any person consolidates with, or merges with or into, the Company, in any such event pursuant to a transaction in which any of the Company’s outstanding Voting Stock or the Voting Stock of such other person is converted into or exchanged for cash, securities or other property, other than any such transaction where the shares of the Company’s Voting Stock outstanding immediately prior to such transaction constitute, or are converted into or exchanged for, a majority of the Voting Stock of the surviving person or any direct or indirect parent company of the surviving person immediately after giving effect to such transaction;

(4) the first day on which a majority of the members of the board of directors of the Company cease to be Continuing Directors; or

(5) the adoption of a plan relating to the liquidation or dissolution of the Company.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a transaction will not be deemed to involve a Change of Control under clause (2) above if (i) the Company becomes a direct or indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of a holding company and (ii)(A) the direct or indirect holders of the Voting Stock of such holding company immediately following that transaction are substantially the same as the holders of the

 

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Company’s Voting Stock immediately prior to that transaction or (B) immediately following that transaction no person (other than a holding company satisfying the requirements of this sentence) is the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of more than 50% of the Voting Stock of such holding company. The term “person,” as used in this definition, has the meaning given thereto in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act.

Change of Control Offer” has the meaning given to it in Section 4.1 hereof.

Change of Control Payment” has the meaning given to it in Section 4.1 hereof.

Change of Control Payment Date” has the meaning given to it in Section 4.1 hereof.

Change of Control Triggering Event” means the occurrence of both a Change of Control and a Below Investment Grade Rating Event.

Comparable Treasury Issue” means the United States Treasury security selected by the Quotation Agent as having a maturity comparable to the remaining term from the redemption date to the Stated Maturity of the Notes that would be utilized, at the time of selection and in accordance with customary financial practice, in pricing new issues of corporate debt securities of comparable maturity to the remaining term of the Notes.

Comparable Treasury Price” means, with respect to any redemption date, if clause (ii) of the definition of Adjusted Treasury Rate is applicable, the average of three, or such lesser number as is obtained by the Trustee, Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations for such redemption date.

Continuing Director” means, as of any date of determination, any member of the Board of Directors of the Company who:

(1) was a member of such Board of Directors on the date of the issuance of the Notes; or

(2) was nominated for election or elected to such Board of Directors with the approval of a majority of the Continuing Directors who were members of such Board of Directors at the time of such nomination or election (either by a specific vote or by approval of the Company’s proxy statement in which such member was named as a nominee for election as a director, without objection to such nomination).

Corporate Trust Office” means the principal office of the Trustee at which at any time its corporate trust business shall be administered, which office at the date hereof is located at 700 South Flower Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Attention: Corporate Unit, or such other address as the Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company, or the principal corporate trust office of any successor Trustee (or such other address as such successor Trustee may designate from time to time by notice to the Holders and the Company).

Fitch” means Fitch, Inc. and its successors.

Interest Payment Date” has the meaning given to it in Section 2.2 hereof.

Investment Grade Rating” means a rating equal to or higher than BBB- (or the equivalent) by Fitch, Baa3 (or the equivalent) by Moody’s and BBB- (or the equivalent) by S&P, or, in each case, if such Rating Agency ceases to rate the Notes or fails to make a rating of the Notes publicly available for reasons outside of the Company’s control, the equivalent investment grade credit rating by the replacement agency selected by the Company in accordance with the procedures described herein.

 

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Make-Whole Amount” means the sum, as determined by a Quotation Agent, of the present values of the principal amount of the Notes to be redeemed, together with scheduled payments of interest (exclusive of interest to the redemption date) from the redemption date to the Stated Maturity of the Notes discounted to the redemption date on a semi-annual basis, assuming a 360-day year consisting of twelve 30-day months, at the Adjusted Treasury Rate, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the principal amount of the Notes being redeemed to the redemption date.

Moody’s” means Moody’s Investors Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation, and its successors.

person” has the meaning given thereto in Section 13(d)(3) of the Exchange Act.

Predecessor Security” of any particular Security means every previous Security evidencing all or a portion of the same debt as that evidenced by such particular Security; and, for the purposes of this definition, any Security authenticated and delivered under Section 2.8 of the Base Indenture in exchange for or in lieu of a lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen Security or a Security to which a lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen Coupon appertains shall be deemed to evidence the same debt as the lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen Security or the Security to which a lost, destroyed, mutilated or stolen Coupon appertains.

Quotation Agent” means one Reference Treasury Dealer selected by the Company.

Rating Agencies” means (1) each of Fitch, Moody’s and S&P; and (2) if any of Fitch, Moody’s or S&P ceases to rate the Notes or fails to make a rating of the Notes publicly available for reasons outside of the Company’s control, a “nationally recognized statistical rating organization,” within the meaning of Rule 15c3-1(c)(2)(vi)(F) under the Exchange Act, selected by the Company (as certified by a resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors) as a replacement agency for Fitch, Moody’s or S&P, or all of them, as the case may be.

Reference Treasury Dealers” means Banc of America Securities LLC and Greenwich Capital Markets, Inc. and any successor thereto or any other primary United States Government securities dealers selected by the Company.

Reference Treasury Dealer Quotations” means, with respect to each Reference Treasury Dealer and any redemption date, the average, as determined by a Reference Treasury Dealer, of the bid and asking prices for the Comparable Treasury Issue, expressed in each case as a percentage of its principal amount, quoted in writing to the Trustee by such Reference Treasury Dealer at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the third Business Day preceding such redemption date.

Responsible Officer” shall mean, when used with respect to the Trustee, any officer within the corporate trust department of the Trustee, including any vice president, assistant vice president, assistant secretary, assistant treasurer, trust officer or any other officer of the Trustee who customarily performs functions similar to those performed by the persons who at the time shall be such officers, respectively, or to whom any corporate trust matter is referred because of such person’s knowledge of and familiarity with the particular subject and who shall have direct responsibility for the administration of the Indenture.

S&P” means Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and its successors.

Voting Stock” means, with respect to any specified “person” as of any date, the capital stock of such person that is at the time entitled to vote generally in the election of the board of directors of such person.

 

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This excerpt taken from the MAT DEF 14A filed Apr 12, 2007.

Definitions

 

2.1 Board. “Board” shall mean the Board of Directors of Mattel.

 

2.2 Bonus. “Bonus” shall mean a cash payment under this Plan.

 

2.3 Bonus Opportunity. “Bonus Opportunity” shall mean the opportunity to receive a Bonus, subject to all applicable terms and conditions.

 

2.4 Business Criteria. “Business Criteria” shall mean the Business Criteria set forth in Section 3.1(b) on which the Performance Objectives may be based.

 

2.5 Change in Control. “Change in Control” shall mean the occurrence of any of the following:

 

(a) The acquisition by any individual, entity or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”)) (a “Person”) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 20% or more of either (1) the then-outstanding shares of common stock of Mattel (the “Outstanding Mattel Common Stock”) or (2) the combined voting power of the then-outstanding voting securities of Mattel entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (the “Outstanding Mattel Voting Securities”); provided, however, that for purposes of this subsection (a), the following shall not constitute a Change in Control: (1) any acquisition directly from Mattel or any entity controlled by Mattel, (2) any acquisition by Mattel or any entity controlled by Mattel, (3) any acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by Mattel or any entity controlled by Mattel, (4) any acquisition by a Person of 20% of either the Outstanding Mattel Common Stock or the Outstanding Mattel Voting Securities as a result of an acquisition of common stock of Mattel by Mattel or any entity controlled by Mattel that, by reducing the number of shares of Outstanding Mattel Common Stock, increases the proportionate number of shares beneficially owned by such Person to 20% or more of either the Outstanding Mattel Common Stock or the Outstanding Mattel Voting Securities; provided, however, that if a Person shall become the beneficial owner of 20% or more of either the Outstanding Mattel Common Stock or the Outstanding Mattel Voting Securities by reason of

 

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share acquisitions by Mattel or any entity controlled by Mattel as described above and shall, after such share acquisitions by Mattel or any entity controlled by Mattel, become the beneficial owner of any additional shares of common stock of Mattel, then such acquisition shall constitute a Change in Control or (5) any acquisition pursuant to a transaction which complies with clauses (1), (2) and (3) of subsection (c) of this Section; or

 

(b) Individuals who, as of the Effective Date, constitute the Board (the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board; provided, however, that any individual becoming a director subsequent to the Effective Date whose election, or nomination for election by Mattel’s stockholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the directors then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to the election or removal of directors or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board; or

 

(c) Consummation by Mattel of a reorganization, merger or consolidation or sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of Mattel or the acquisition of assets of another entity (a “Business Combination”), in each case, unless, following such Business Combination, (1) all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who were the beneficial owners, respectively, of the Outstanding Company Common Stock and Outstanding Company Voting Securities immediately prior to such Business Combination beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, as the case may be, of the corporation resulting from such Business Combination (including, without limitation, a corporation which as a result of such transaction owns Mattel or all or substantially all of Mattel’s assets either directly or through one or more subsidiaries) in substantially the same proportions as their ownership immediately prior to such Business Combination of the Outstanding Company Common Stock and Outstanding Company Voting Securities, as the case may be, (2) no Person (excluding any employee benefit plan (or related trust) of Mattel or such corporation resulting from such Business Combination) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 20% or more of, respectively, the then outstanding share of common stock of the corporation resulting from such Business Combination or the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation except to the extent that such ownership existed prior to the Business Combination and (3) at least a majority of the members of the board of directors of the corporation resulting from such Business Combination were members of the Incumbent Board at the time of the execution of the initial agreement, or of the action of the Board, providing for such Business Combination; or

 

(d) Approval by the stockholders of Mattel of a complete liquidation or dissolution of Mattel.

 

2.6 CIC Period. “CIC Period” shall have the meaning given in Article VII.

 

2.7 Code. “Code” shall have the meaning given in Article I.

 

2.8 Committee. “Committee” shall have the meaning given in Section 6.1 below.

 

2.9 Company. “Company” shall mean Mattel and its subsidiaries.

 

2.10 Effective Date. “Effective Date” shall have the meaning given in Article I.

 

2.11 Mattel. “Mattel” shall have the meaning given in Article I.

 

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2.12 NOPAT. “NOPAT” shall have the meaning given in Section 3.1(b).

 

2.13 Outside Director. “Outside Director” shall have the meaning set forth in the regulations and rulings promulgated under Code Section 162(m).

 

2.14 Participant. “Participant” shall mean an employee of the Company who has been selected to participate in the Plan by the Committee pursuant to Section 3.1(a).

 

2.15 Performance Objectives. “Performance Objectives” shall have the meaning given in Section 3.1(b).

 

2.16 Performance Period. “Performance Period” shall mean a period for which Bonus Opportunities may be awarded.

 

2.17 Plan. “Plan” shall have the meaning given in Article I.

 

2.18 QPBC. “QPBC” shall mean “qualified performance-based compensation” within the meaning set forth in the regulations and rulings promulgated under Code Section 162(m).

 

This excerpt taken from the MAT 10-K filed Feb 26, 2007.

2. Definitions

For purposes of this Plan, the following terms have the meanings set forth below:

Section 2.01 Agreement means the Agreement executed by a Participant implementing the terms of this Plan.

Section 2.02 Alternative Death Benefit Amount means, with respect to a Participant, an amount that, after subtracting any Mattel federal, state, and local income tax savings resulting from the deductibility of the payment for corporate tax purposes, is equal to the Participant’s Coverage Amount. The Alternative Death Benefit Amount shall be determined at the time the payment is to be made, based on Mattel’s federal, state and local income tax rate (calculated at the highest marginal tax rate then applicable to Mattel, net of any federal deduction for state and local taxes) at the time of the payment, and shall be determined by Mattel.

Section 2.03 Assignee means that person or entity to whom the Participant has assigned his or her interest in the Policy by designating such Assignee on forms provided by Mattel.

Section 2.04 Basic Coverage Amount means the insurance death benefit amount specified as such in the Participant’s Agreement.

Section 2.05 Change in Control means a Change in Control of Mattel, as such term is defined in the Mattel, Inc. Deferred Compensation Benefit Plans Trust Agreement executed on July 17, 1996 and amended thereafter.

Section 2.06 Committee means the Compensation/Options Committee of the Board of Directors of Mattel.

Section 2.07 Effective Date means June 1, 1997.

Section 2.08 Executive means an employee of Mattel who the Plan Administrator determines is eligible to participate in the Plan.

Section 2.09 Insurer means, with respect to a Participant’s Policy, the insurance company issuing the Policy on the Participant’s life pursuant to the provisions of the Plan.

Section 2.10 Optional Coverage Amount means the insurance death benefit amount specified as such in the Participant’s Agreement.

Section 2.11 Participant means an eligible Executive who elects to participate in the Plan.


Section 2.12 Permanent Policy means a Participant’s Policy that is projected to have Policy cash values at least equal to the Participant’s Coverage Amount when the Participant reaches age 95 and a Policy death benefit equal to at least 125% of the sum of the Participant’s Basic and Optional Coverage Amounts at all times prior to the Maturity Date, considering premiums paid prior to the time the determination is made, as well as future projected premiums. The determination shall be made by Mattel based on projections provided by the Insurer or its agent. Projections shall be based on then current mortality charges and a gross crediting rate on policy cash values of 5%.

Section 2.13 Plan Administrator means the Committee.

Section 2.14 Policy means the life insurance coverage acquired on the life of the Participant by the owner of the Policy.

Section 2.15 Policy Surrender Value means, with respect to a Participant’s Policy, the actual cash surrender value of the Policy, net of any applicable surrender charges, that would be available upon a complete surrender of the Policy.

Section 2.16 Premium means, with respect to a Participant’s Policy, the amount paid to the Insurer with respect to a Participant’s Policy.

Section 2.17 Vested Executive means an Executive who is either: (i) age 55 or older and who has five or more Years of Service; or (ii) vested in benefits payable under the Mattel, Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan.

Section 2.18 Years of Service shall have the definition specified in the Mattel, Inc. Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan.

This excerpt taken from the MAT 8-K filed Sep 21, 2006.

Section 8. Definitions.

For purposes of this ARTICLE VI:

(a) “Change of Control” means (i) The acquisition by any individual, entity, or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act (“Exchange Act” is defined in Section 9)) (a “Person”) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 20% or more of either (i) the then outstanding shares of common stock of the corporation (the “Outstanding Common Stock”) or (ii) the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (the “Outstanding voting Securities”); provided, however, that for purposes of this subsection (a), the following acquisitions shall not constitute a Change of Control: (i) any acquisition directly from the corporation, (ii) any acquisition by the corporation, (iii) any acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the corporation or any corporation controlled by the corporation or (iv) any acquisition pursuant to a transaction which complies with clauses (A), (B) and (C) of subsection (a)(iii) of this Section 7; or

(ii) Individuals who, as of the date hereof, constitute the Board of Directors (the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board of Directors; provided, however, that any individual becoming a director subsequent to the date hereof whose election, or nomination for election by the corporation’s stockholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the directors then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a

 

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result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to the election or removal of directors or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board of Directors; or

(iii) Consummation by the corporation of a reorganization, merger or consolidation or sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the corporation or the acquisition of assets of another entity (a “Business Combination”), in each case, unless, following such Business Combination, (A) all or substantially all of the individual and entities who were the beneficial owners, respectively, of the Outstanding Common Stock and Outstanding Voting Securities immediately prior to such Business Combination beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of, respectively the then outstanding shares of common stock and the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors, as the case may be, of the corporation resulting from such Business Combination (including, without limitation, a corporation which as a result of such transaction owns the corporation or all or substantially all of the corporation’s assets either directly or through one or more subsidiaries) in substantially the same proportions as their ownership immediately prior to such Business Combination of the Outstanding Common Stock and Outstanding Voting Securities, as the case may be, (B) no Person (excluding any employee benefit plan (or related trust) of the corporation or such corporation resulting from such Business Combination) beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 20% or more of, respectively, the then outstanding shares of common stock of the corporation resulting from such Business Combination or the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of such corporation except to the extent that such ownership existed prior to the Business Combination and (C) at least a majority of the members of the board of directors of the corporation resulting from such Business Combination were members of the Incumbent Board at the time of the execution of the initial agreement, or of the action of the Board of Directors, providing for such Business Combination; or

(iv) Approval by the stockholders of the corporation of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the corporation.

(b) “Disinterested Director” means a director of the corporation who is not and was not a party to the matter in respect of which indemnification is sought by the claimant.

(c) “independent legal counsel” means a law firm, a member of a law firm, or an independent practitioner that is experienced in matters of corporation law and shall include any person who, under the applicable standards of professional conduct then prevailing, would not have a conflict of interest in representing either the corporation or the claimant in an action to determine the claimant’s rights under this ARTICLE VI.”

This excerpt taken from the MAT 8-K filed Jul 26, 2006.

Definitions

1.1 Capitalized Terms. For purposes of this Agreement, capitalized terms used and not defined herein shall have the respective meanings ascribed to them in the Amalgamation Agreement.

1.2 Other Definitions. For purposes of this Agreement:

(a) “Beneficially Own” or “Beneficial Ownership,” with respect to any securities, shall mean having “beneficial ownership” of such securities as determined pursuant to Rule 13d-3(a) under the Exchange Act. Without duplicative counting of the same securities by the same holder, securities Beneficially Owned by a Person include securities Beneficially Owned by all other Persons with whom such Person would constitute a “group” within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act with respect to the securities of the same issuer.


(b) “Constructive Sale” means, with respect to any security, a short sale or entering into or acquiring an offsetting derivative contract with respect to such security, entering into or acquiring a futures or forward contract to deliver such security or entering into any other hedging or other derivative transaction that has the effect of materially changing the economic benefits and risks of ownership of such security.

(c) “Transfer” means, with respect to any security, the direct or indirect assignment, sale, transfer, tender, pledge, hypothecation, gift, placement in trust, Constructive Sale or other disposition of such security (excluding transfers by testamentary or intestate succession), of any right, title or interest in such security (including any right or power to vote to which the holder thereof may be entitled, whether such right or power is granted by proxy or otherwise) or of the record or Beneficial Ownership of such security, and each agreement, arrangement or understanding, whether or not in writing, to effect any of the foregoing.

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