In addition, the Compensation Committee may, in accordance with, and subject to, the terms
and provisions of the Plan, determine that upon an employees termination of service or upon the occurrence of a change in control, all or a portion of an employees options, SARs and other awards in the nature of rights that may be
exercised will terminate and expire or become fully or partially exercisable, or that all or a part of the restrictions on all or a portion of an employees outstanding awards will lapse, and/or that any performance-based criteria with respect
to any awards held by a employee will be deemed to be wholly or partially satisfied, in each case, as of such date as the Compensation Committee may, in it sole discretion declare. The Compensation Committee may discriminate among employees or among
awards in exercising such discretion.
Adjustments. In the event of a stock split, a dividend payable in shares of
common stock, or a combination or consolidation of the common stock into a lesser number of shares, the share authorization limits under the Plan will automatically be adjusted proportionately, and the shares then subject to each award will
automatically be adjusted proportionately without any change in the aggregate purchase price for such award. If the Company is involved in another corporate transaction or event that affects the common stock, such as an extraordinary cash dividend,
recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, spin-off, combination or exchange of shares, the share authorization limits under the plan will be adjusted proportionately, and the Compensation Committee may adjust outstanding
awards to preserve the benefits or potential benefits of the awards.
Termination and Amendment. The Board of Directors
or the Compensation Committee may, at any time and from time to time, terminate or amend the Plan, but if an amendment to the Plan would materially increase the benefits accruing to employees, materially increase the number of shares of stock
issuable, expand the types of awards that may be granted, materially expand the class of eligible employees, materially extend the term of the Plan or otherwise constitute a material change requiring stockholder approval under applicable listing
requirements or laws, then such amendment will be subject to stockholder approval. In addition, the Board of Directors or the Compensation Committee may condition any amendment on the approval of the stockholders for any other reason. No termination
or amendment of the Plan may adversely affect any award previously granted without the written consent of the employee.
Compensation Committee may amend or terminate outstanding awards. However, such amendments may require the consent of the employee and, unless approved by the stockholders, the exercise price of an outstanding option may not be reduced, directly or
indirectly, and the original term of an option may not be extended.
Prohibition on Repricing. Outstanding stock
options or stock appreciation rights cannot be repriced, directly or indirectly, without the prior consent of the Companys stockholders. The modification or exchange of an underwater option or stock appreciation right (i.e., having
an exercise price in excess of the current market value of the underlying stock) for cash or another award would be considered an indirect repricing and would, therefore, require the prior consent of the Companys stockholders.
Certain U.S. Federal Tax Effects
Non-statutory Stock Options. There will be no federal income tax consequences to the optionee or to the Company upon the grant of a non-statutory stock option under the Plan. When the optionee
exercises a non-statutory option, however, he or she will recognize ordinary income in an amount equal to the excess of the fair market value of the common stock received upon exercise of the option at the time of exercise over the exercise price,
and the Company will be allowed a corresponding deduction. Any gain that the optionee realizes when he or she later sells or disposes of the option shares will be short-term or long-term capital gain, depending on how long the shares were held.
Incentive Stock Options. There generally will be no federal income tax consequences to the optionee or to the Company
upon the grant or exercise of an incentive stock option. If the optionee holds the option shares for the required holding period of the later of two years after the date the option was granted or one year after exercise, the difference between the
exercise price and the amount realized upon sale or disposition of the option shares will be long-term capital gain or loss, and the Company will not be entitled to a federal income tax deduction. If the optionee disposes of the option shares in a
sale, exchange, or other disqualifying disposition before the required holding period ends, he or she will recognize taxable ordinary income in an amount equal to the excess of the fair market value of the option shares at the time of exercise over
the exercise price, and the Company will be allowed a federal income tax deduction equal to such amount. While the exercise of an incentive stock option does not result in current taxable income, the excess of the fair market value of the option
shares at the time of exercise over the exercise price will be an item of adjustment for purposes of determining the optionees alternative minimum taxable income.