This excerpt taken from the QLTY 10-K filed Mar 13, 2009.
(a) Payments to Minors and Incompetents. If the Plan Administrator receives satisfactory evidence that a person who is entitled to receive any benefit under the Plan, at the time such benefit becomes available, is a minor or is physically unable or mentally incompetent to receive such benefit and to give a valid release therefore, and that another person or an institution is then maintaining or has custody of such person, and that no guardian committee, or other representative of the estate of such person shall have been duly appointed, the Plan Administrator may authorize payment of such benefit otherwise payable to such person to such other person or institution; and the release of such other person or institution shall be a valid and complete discharge for the payment of such benefit.
(b) Plan Not a Contract of Employment. The Plan shall not be deemed to constitute a contract between the Company or a Related Employer and any Participant, nor to be consideration for the employment of any Participant. Nothing in the Plan shall give a Participant the right to be retained in the employ of the Company or a Related Employer; all Participants shall remain subject to discharge or discipline as employees to the same extent as if the Plan had not been adopted.
(c) No Interest in Assets. Nothing contained in the Plan shall be deemed to give any Participant any equity or other interest in the assets, business or affairs of the Company or a Related Employer. No Participant in the Plan shall have a security interest in assets of the Company or a Related Employer used to make contributions or pay benefits.
(d) Recordkeeping. Appropriate records shall be maintained for the purpose of the Plan by the officers and employees of the Company at the Companys expense and subject to the supervision and control of the Plan Administrator.
(e) Non-Alienation of Benefits. No benefit under the Plan shall be subject in any manner to anticipation, alienation, sale, transfer, assignment, pledge, encumbrance or charge, and any attempt to do so shall be void. No benefit under the Plan shall in any manner be liable for or subject to the debts, contracts, liabilities, engagements or torts of any person. If any person entitled to benefits under the Plan shall become bankrupt or shall attempt to anticipate, alienate, sell, transfer, assign, pledge, encumber or charge any benefit under the Plan, or if any attempt shall be made to subject any such benefit to the debts, contracts, liabilities, engagements or torts of the person entitled to any such benefit, except as specifically provided in the Plan, then such benefits shall cease and terminate at the discretion of the Plan Administrator. The Plan Administrator may then hold or apply the same or any part thereof to or for the benefit of such person or any dependent or Beneficiary of such person in such manner and proportions as it shall deem proper.
(f) State Law. This Plan shall be construed in accordance with the laws of Florida.
(g) Liability Limited.
(1) Notwithstanding any of the preceding provisions of the Plan, neither the Company or a Related Employer nor any individual acting as an employee or agent of the Company or Related Employer shall be liable to any Participant, former Participant or other person for any claim, loss, liability or expense incurred in connection with the Plan.
(2) The Plan Administrator, its officers, directors and employees shall be entitled to rely conclusively on all tables, valuations, certificates, opinions and reports that shall be furnished by any actuary, accountant, trustee, insurance company, consultant, counsel or other expert who shall be employed or engaged by the Plan Administrator in good faith.
(h) Protective Provisions. Each Participant shall cooperate with the Plan Administrator by furnishing any and all information requested by the Plan Administrator in order to facilitate the payment of benefits hereunder, taking such physical examinations as the Plan Administrator may deem necessary and taking such other relevant action as may be requested by the Plan Administrator. If a Participant refuses so to cooperate or makes any material misstatement of information or nondisclosure of medical history, then no benefits will be payable hereunder to such Participant or his Beneficiary, provided that, in the Plan Administrators sole discretion, benefits may be payable in an amount reduced to compensate the Company or a Related Employer for any loss, cost, damage or expense suffered or incurred by the Company or a Related Employer as a result in any way of such action, misstatement or nondisclosure.
(i) Severability. The invalidity of any portion of this Plan shall not invalidate the remainder and the remainder shall continue in full force and effect.
(j) Section 409A Compliance. The Company intends for this Plan to conform in all respects to the requirements under Section 409A of the Code, the failure of which would result in the imposition or accrual of penalties, interest or additional taxes under Section 409A of the Code (the Section 409A Requirements). Accordingly, the Company intends for this Plan to be interpreted, construed, administered and applied in a manner as shall meet and comply with the Section 409A Requirements, and in the event of any inconsistency between this Plan and the Section 409A Requirements, this Plan shall be reformed so as to meet the Section 409A Requirements. Any reference in this Plan to Section 409A of the Code, or any subsection thereof, shall be deemed to mean and include, to the extent then applicable and then in force and effect (but not to the extent overruled, limited or superseded), published rulings, notices and similar announcements issued by the Internal Revenue Service under or interpreting Section 409A of the Code and regulations (proposed, temporary or final) issued by the Secretary of the Treasury under or interpreting Section 409A of the Code.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this amended and restated Plan to be executed by its duly authorized officers on this 31st day of December, 2008.