Administration of the Plan

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Administration of the Plan. (a) Committee. The Plan shall be administered by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors provided such committee consists of at least two members of the Board of Directors, each of whom qualifies as a Non-Employee Director and as an "independent director" (as that phrase is used by the rules of the stock exchange on which the Company's shares are traded). The foregoing requirement for members of the Compensation Committee to act as the Committee shall not be applicable if the... Company ceases to be a publicly-traded corporation. Notwithstanding anything in this Section 3(a) to the contrary, the Board of Directors may establish more than one committee to administer the Plan with respect to separate classes of Grantees (other than officers of the Company who are subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act), and, provided further, that the Board of Directors itself shall act as the Committee with respect to Awards made to Non-Employee Directors. (b) Grants. The Committee shall from time to time at its discretion direct the Company to grant Awards pursuant to the terms of the Plan. The Committee shall have plenary authority to (i) determine the Grantees to whom and the times at which Awards shall be granted, (ii) determine the price at which Options shall be granted, (iii) determine the type of Option to be granted and the number of Shares subject thereto, (iv) determine the number of Shares to be granted pursuant to each Award and (v) approve the form and terms and conditions of the Award Documents and of each Award; all subject, however, to the express provisions of the Plan, including, specifically, Section 10 regarding grants of Awards to Non-Employee Directors. In making such determinations, the Committee may take into account the nature of the Grantee's services and responsibilities, the Grantee's present and potential contribution to the Company's success and such other factors as it may deem relevant. The interpretation and construction by the Committee of any provisions of the Plan or of any Award granted under it shall be final, binding and conclusive. (c) Exculpation. No member of the Committee shall be personally liable for monetary damages as such for any action taken or any failure to take any action in connection with the administration of the Plan or the granting of Awards thereunder except to the extent such exculpation is prohibited by provisions of the applicable business corporations law; provided, however, that the provisions of this Section 3(c) shall not apply to the responsibility or liability of a member of the Committee pursuant to any criminal statute or to the liability of a member of the Committee for the payment of taxes pursuant to local, state or federal law. (d) Indemnification. Service on the Committee shall constitute service as a member of the Board of Directors. Each member of the Committee shall be entitled without further act on his or her part to indemnity from the Company to the fullest extent provided by applicable law and the Company's Certificate of Incorporation and/or Bylaws in connection with or arising out of any action, suit or proceeding with respect to the administration of the Plan or the granting of Options or Awards thereunder in which he or she may be involved by reason of his or her being or having been a member of the Committee, whether or not he or she continues to be such member of the Committee at the time of the action, suit or proceeding View More
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