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This excerpt taken from the MLP 8-K filed May 10, 2006.

Administration

 

The board of directors will administer the 2006 Plan with respect to participation in the 2006 Plan by non-employee members of the board of directors. As to all other participants, the 2006 Plan generally will be administered by the Compensation Committee of the board of directors. The administrator will have full authority to establish rules and regulations for the proper administration of the 2006 Plan, to select the employees, consultants and directors to whom awards are granted, and to set the date of grant, the type of award, the price to be paid, if any, and the other terms and conditions of the awards, consistent with the terms of the 2006 Plan. The administrator may modify outstanding awards as provided in the 2006 Plan.

 

This excerpt taken from the MLP DEF 14A filed Mar 27, 2006.
ADMINISTRATION

10.1.    Compensation Committee.   The Compensation Committee (or another committee or a subcommittee of the Board assuming the functions of the Committee under the Plan) shall consist solely of two or more Independent Directors appointed by and holding office at the pleasure of the Board, each of whom is intended to qualify as both a “non-employee director” as defined by Rule 16b-3 and an “outside director” for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Code. Appointment of Committee members shall be effective upon acceptance of appointment. Committee members may resign at any time by delivering written notice to the Board. Vacancies in the Committee may be filled by the Board.

10.2.    Duties and Powers of Committee.   It shall be the duty of the Committee to conduct the general administration of the Plan in accordance with its provisions. The Committee shall have the power to interpret the Plan and the Award Agreements, and to adopt such rules for the administration, interpretation and application of the Plan as are consistent therewith, to interpret, amend or revoke any such rules and to amend any Award Agreement provided that the rights or obligations of the Holder of the Award that is the subject of any such Award Agreement are not affected adversely. Any such grant or award under the Plan need not be the same with respect to each Holder. Any such interpretations and rules with respect to Incentive Stock Options shall be consistent with the provisions of Section 422 of the Code. In its absolute discretion, the Board may at any time and from time to time exercise any and all rights and duties of the Committee under the Plan except with respect to matters which under Rule 16b-3 or Section 162(m) of the Code, or any regulations or rules issued thereunder, are required to be determined in the sole discretion of the Committee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the full Board, acting by a majority of its members in office, shall conduct the general administration of the Plan with respect to Awards granted to Independent Directors.

10.3.    Majority Rule; Unanimous Written Consent.   The Committee shall act by a majority of its members in attendance at a meeting at which a quorum is present or by a memorandum or other written instrument signed by all members of the Committee.

10.4.    Compensation; Professional Assistance; Good Faith Actions.   Members of the Committee shall receive such compensation, if any, for their services as members as may be determined by the Board. All expenses and liabilities which members of the Committee incur in connection with the administration of the Plan shall be borne by the Company. The Committee may, with the approval of the Board, employ

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attorneys, consultants, accountants, appraisers, brokers or other persons. The Committee, the Company and the Company’s officers and Directors shall be entitled to rely upon the advice, opinions or valuations of any such persons. All actions taken and all interpretations and determinations made by the Committee or the Board in good faith shall be final and binding upon all Holders, the Company and all other interested persons. No members of the Committee or Board shall be personally liable for any action, determination or interpretation made in good faith with respect to the Plan or Awards, and all members of the Committee and the Board shall be fully protected by the Company in respect of any such action, determination or interpretation.

10.5.    Delegation of Authority Grant Awards.   To the extent permitted by applicable law, the Committee may from time to time delegate to a committee of two or more members of the Board the authority to grant or amend Awards; provided, however, that the Committee may not delegate its authority to grant Awards to, or amend the Awards of, individuals: (a) who are senior executives of the Company who are subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act, (b) who are Covered Employees, or (c) who are members of the Board to whom authority to grant or amend Awards has been delegated hereunder. Any delegation hereunder shall be subject to the restrictions and limits that the Committee specifies at the time of such delegation of authority and may be rescinded at any time by the Committee. At all times, any committee appointed under this Section 10.5 shall serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the Committee.

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