This excerpt taken from the GWW 10-Q filed Aug 2, 2006.
Article 17. Legal Construction.
17.1. Gender and Number. Except where otherwise indicated by the context, any masculine term used herein also shall include the feminine; the plural shall include the singular and the singular shall include the plural.
17.2. Articles and Sections. Except where otherwise indicated by the context, any reference to an Article or Section shall be to an Article or Section of this Plan.
17.3. Severability. If any part of the Plan is declared to be unlawful or invalid, such unlawfulness or invalidity shall not invalidate any other part of the Plan. Any part of the Plan so declared to be unlawful or invalid shall, if possible, be construed in a manner which will give effect to the terms of such part to the fullest extent possible while remaining lawful and valid.
17.4. Legal Compliance. If the Company determines that the exercise or nonforfeitability of, or delivery of benefits pursuant to, any Award or Deferral Election would violate any applicable provision of (i) federal or state securities laws or (ii) the listing requirements of any national securities exchange or national market system on which are then listed any of the Companys equity securities, then the Company may postpone any such exercise, nonforfeitability or delivery, as applicable, but the Company shall use all reasonable efforts to cause such exercise, nonforfeitability or delivery to comply with all such provisions at the earliest practicable date. If the Company deems necessary to comply with any applicable securities law, the Company may require a written investment intent representation by an Outside Director and may require that a restrictive legend be affixed to certificates for Shares delivered pursuant to the Plan.
17.5. Governing Law. The Plan and all Award Agreements shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof.