This excerpt taken from the DIS DEF 14A filed Jan 6, 2005.
2005 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
1. Purpose. The purpose of The Walt Disney Company 2005 Stock Incentive Plan is to further align the interests of employees and directors with those of the shareholders by providing incentive compensation opportunities tied to the performance of the Common Stock and by promoting increased ownership of the Common Stock by such individuals. The Plan is also intended to advance the interests of the Company and its shareholders by attracting, retaining and motivating key personnel upon whose judgment, initiative and effort the successful conduct of the Companys business is largely dependent.
2. Definitions. Wherever the following capitalized terms are used in the Plan, they shall have the meanings specified below:
Affiliate means (i) any entity that would be treated as an affiliate of the Company for purposes of Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act and (ii) any joint venture or other entity in which the Company has a direct or indirect beneficial ownership interest representing at least one-third (1/3) of the aggregate voting power of the equity interests of such entity or one-third (1/3) of the aggregate fair market value of the equity interests of such entity, as determined by the Committee.
Award means an award of a Stock Option, Stock Appreciation Right, Restricted Stock Award, Stock Unit Award or Stock Award granted under the Plan.
Award Agreement means a written or electronic agreement entered into between the Company and a Participant setting forth the terms and conditions of an Award granted to a Participant.
Board means the Board of Directors of the Company.
Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Common Stock means the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share.
Committee means the Compensation Committee of the Board, or such other committee of the Board appointed by the Board to administer the Plan.
Company means The Walt Disney Company, a Delaware corporation.
Date of Grant means the date on which an Award under the Plan is made by the Committee, or such later date as the Committee may specify to be the effective date of an Award.
Disability means a Participant being considered disabled within the meaning of Section 409A(a)(2)(C) of the Code, unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement.
Eligible Person means any person who is an employee of the Company or any Affiliate or any person to whom an offer of employment with the Company or any Affiliate is extended, as determined by the Committee, or any person who is a Non-Employee Director.
Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock as of a given date shall be the average of the highest and lowest of the New York Stock Exchange composite tape market prices at which the shares of Common Stock shall have been sold regular way on the date as of which fair market value is to be determined or, if there shall be no such sale on such date, the next preceding day on which such a sale shall have occurred. If Common Stock is not listed on the New York Stock Exchange on the date as of which Fair Market Value is to be determined, the Committee shall determine in good faith the Fair Market Value in whatever manner it considers appropriate.
Incentive Stock Option means a Stock Option granted under Section 6 hereof that is intended to meet the requirements of Section 422 of the Code and the regulations thereunder.
Non-Employee Director means any member of the Board who is not an employee of the Company.
Nonqualified Stock Option means a Stock Option granted under Section 6 hereof that is not an Incentive Stock Option.
Participant means any Eligible Person who holds an outstanding Award under the Plan.
Plan means The Walt Disney Company 2005 Stock Incentive Plan as set forth herein, as amended from time to time.
Restricted Stock Award means a grant of shares of Common Stock to an Eligible Person under Section 8 hereof that are issued subject to such vesting and transfer restrictions as the Committee shall determine and set forth in an Award Agreement.
Service means a Participants employment with the Company or any Affiliate or a Participants service as a Non-Employee Director with the Company, as applicable.
Stock Award means a grant of shares of Common Stock to an Eligible Person under Section 10 hereof that are issued free of transfer restrictions and forfeiture conditions.
Stock Appreciation Right means a contractual right granted to an Eligible Person under Section 7 hereof entitling such Eligible Person to receive a payment, representing the difference between the base price per share of the right and the Fair Market Value of a share of Common Stock, at such time, and subject to such conditions, as are set forth in the Plan and the applicable Award Agreement.
Stock Option means a contractual right granted to an Eligible Person under Section 6 hereof to purchase shares of Common Stock at such time and price, and subject to such conditions, as are set forth in the Plan and the applicable Award Agreement.
Stock Unit Award means a contractual right granted to an Eligible Person under Section 9 hereof representing notional unit interests equal in value to a share of Common Stock to be paid or distributed at such times, and subject to such conditions, as set forth in the Plan and the applicable Award Agreement.