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This excerpt taken from the RTN 10-Q filed Oct 23, 2008.

Board of Directors

Section 3.1. General Powers. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed under the direction of the Board. In addition to the powers and authorities by these By-Laws expressly conferred upon them, the Board may exercise all such powers of the Corporation and do all such lawful acts and things as are not by statute or by the Certificate of Incorporation or by these By-Laws required to be exercised or done by the stockholders.

Section 3.2. Chairman of the Board. The Chairman of the Board shall be chosen from among the directors. The Chairman of the Board shall preside at all meetings of the stockholders and of the Board and shall have such powers and perform such duties as the Board may from time to time determine. The Chairman of the Board may but need not be an officer of or employed in an executive or other capacity by the Corporation. The Board also may elect a Vice-Chairman to act in place of the Chairman upon his or her absence or inability to act.

Section 3.3. Number and Tenure. Except as otherwise fixed by or pursuant to the provisions of Article IV of the Certificate of Incorporation relating to the rights of the holders of any class or series of stock having a preference over the Common Stock as to dividends or upon liquidation to elect additional directors under specified circumstances, the number of the directors of the Corporation shall be as set forth in, and fixed from time to time exclusively in the manner set forth in, Article VI of the Certificate of Incorporation.

Section 3.4. Regular Meetings. A regular meeting of the Board shall be held without other notice than this By-Law immediately after, and at the same place as, the annual meeting of stockholders. The Board may, by resolution, provide the time and place for the holding of additional regular meetings without other notice than such resolution.

Section 3.5. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the Board shall be called at the request of the Chairman of the Board, the Chief Executive Officer, the President or a majority of the Board then in office. The person or persons authorized to call special meetings of the Board may fix the place and time of the meetings.

Section 3.6. Notice. Notice of any special meeting of directors shall be given to each director at such person’s business or residence in writing by hand delivery, first-class or overnight mail, courier service or facsimile transmission, or orally by telephone. If mailed by first-class mail, such notice shall be deemed adequately delivered when deposited in the United States mails so addressed, with postage thereon prepaid, at least 5 calendar days before such meeting. If by overnight mail or courier service, such notice shall be deemed adequately delivered when the notice is delivered to the overnight mail or courier service company at least 24 hours before such meeting. If by facsimile transmission, such notice shall be deemed adequately delivered when the notice is transmitted at least 12 hours before such meeting. If by telephone or by hand delivery, the notice shall be given at least 12 hours prior to the time set for the meeting. Neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any regular or special meeting of the Board need be specified in the notice of such meeting, except for amendments to these By-Laws, as provided under Section 8.1. A meeting may be held at any time without notice if all the directors are present or if those not present waive notice of the meeting either before or after such meeting.

Section 3.7. Action by Consent of Board of Directors. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board or of any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board or committee, as the case may be, consent thereto in writing, and the writing or writings are filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Board or committee.

Section 3.8. Conference Telephone Meetings. Members of the Board or any committee thereof may participate in a meeting of the Board or such committee by means of conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and such participation in a meeting shall constitute presence in person at such meeting.


Section 3.9. Quorum. Subject to Section 3.10, a whole number of directors equal to at least a majority of the Whole Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but if at any meeting of the Board there shall be less than a quorum present, a majority of the directors present may adjourn the meeting from time to time without further notice. The act of the majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board. The directors present at a duly organized meeting may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding the withdrawal of enough directors to leave less than a quorum.

Section 3.10. Vacancies. Except as otherwise provided for or fixed by or pursuant to the provisions of Article IV of the Certificate of Incorporation relating to the rights of the holders of any class or series of stock having a preference over the Common Stock as to dividends or upon liquidation to elect directors under specified circumstances, newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of Directors and any vacancies on the Board resulting from death, resignation, disqualification, removal or other cause shall be filled in accordance with, and any director elected to such newly created directorships shall hold office in accordance with, Article VI of the Certificate of Incorporation. No decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board shall shorten the term of any incumbent director.

Section 3.11. Committees. (a) The Board, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Whole Board, may designate one or more committees which, to the extent permitted by law, may exercise such powers and have such responsibilities as shall be specified in the designating resolution. Each committee shall consist of two or more directors of the Corporation. The Board may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee. In the absence or disqualification of any member of such committee or committees, the member or members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting, whether or not constituting a quorum, may unanimously appoint another member of the Board to act at the meeting in the place of any such absent or disqualified member. Each committee shall keep written minutes of its proceedings and shall report such proceedings to the Board when required.

(b) A majority of any committee may determine its action and fix the time and place of its meetings, unless the Board shall otherwise provide. Notice of such meetings shall be given to each member of the committee in the manner provided for in Section 3.6 of these By-Laws. The Board shall have power at any time to fill vacancies in, to change the membership of, or to dissolve any such committee. Nothing herein shall be deemed to prevent the Board from appointing one or more committees consisting in whole or in part of persons who are not directors of the Corporation; provided, however, that no such committee shall have or may exercise any authority of the Board.

Section 3.12. Removal. Any director may be removed from office only in accordance with Article VI of the Certificate of Incorporation.

Section 3.13. Records. The Board shall cause to be kept a record containing the minutes of the proceedings of the meetings of the Board and of the stockholders, appropriate stock books and registers and such books of records and accounts as may be necessary for the proper conduct of the business of the Corporation.

This excerpt taken from the RTN DEF 14A filed Mar 24, 2005.

Board of Directors

 

Section 1.    Number, election and terms.    The number of directors of the Corporation shall be, except as otherwise fixed by or pursuant to the provisions of Article IV relating to the rights of the holders of any class or series of stock having a preference over the Common Stock as to dividends or upon liquidation to elect additional directors under specified circumstances, fixed from time to time exclusively pursuant to a resolution adopted by a majority of the Whole Board (but shall not be less than three). The term of office of each director who is in office immediately prior to the closing of the polls for the election of directors at the 2006 annual meeting of stockholders shall expire at such time. From and after the 2006 annual meeting of stockholders, each directors, other than those who may be elected by the holders of any class or series of stock having a preference over the Common Stock as to dividends or upon liquidation, shall be classified, with respect to the time for which they severally hold office, into three classes, as nearly equal in number as possible, one class to be originally elected for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 1998, another class to be originally elected for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 1999, and another class to be originally elected for a term expiring at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2000, with each director elected to hold office for a term of one year, until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until such person’s successor is duly elected and qualified. At each succeeding annual meeting of stockholders, directors elected to succeed those directors whose terms then expire shall be elected for a term of office to expire at the third succeeding annual meeting of stockholders after their election, with each director to hold office until such person’s successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.

 

Section 2.    Stockholder nomination of director candidates; Stockholder Proposal of Business.    Advance notice of stockholder nominations for the election of directors and of the proposal of business by stockholders shall be given in the manner provided in the By-Laws of the Corporation, as amended and in effect from time to time.

 

Section 3.    Vacancies and newly created directorships.    Except as otherwise provided for or fixed by or pursuant to the provisions of Article IV relating to the rights of the holders of any class or series of stock having a preference over the Common Stock as to dividends or upon liquidation to elect directors under specified circumstances, (i)any vacancyies on the Board for any reason and newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of directors resulting from death, resignation, disqualification, removal or other cause shall be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the remaining directors then in office, even though less than a quorum of the Board, and not by the stockholders and (ii) newly created directorships resulting from any increase in the number of directors after the adoption of a resolution by a majority of the Whole Board in accordance with Section 1 of this Article VI shall be filled by the affirmative vote of the holders of Common Stock, voting in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of Article IV.

 

Any director electedappointed in accordance with this Section 3 of Article VIclause (i) of the preceding sentence shall hold office until the next annual or special meeting of stockholders at which directors are to be elected and until such director’s successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. Any director elected in accordance with clause (ii) of the preceding sentence shall hold office for the remainder of the full term of the class of director in which the new directorship was created and until such director’s successor shall have been duly elected and qualified. No decrease in the number of directors constituting the Board shall shorten the term of any incumbent director.

 

Section 4.    Removal.    Subject to the rights of any class or series of stock having a preference over the Common Stock as to dividends or upon liquidation to elect directors under specified circumstances, any director may be removed from office only forwith or without cause by the affirmative vote of the holders of the shares of Common Stock, voting in accordance with the provisions of Section 2 of Article IV.

 

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