VIAD CORP
1997 OMNIBUS INCENTIVE PLAN
AS AMENDED THROUGH
FEBRUARY 23, 2006

SECTION 1. PURPOSE; DEFINITIONS.

     The purpose of the Plan is to give the Company a significant advantage in attracting, retaining and motivating officers, employees and directors and to provide the Company and its subsidiaries with the ability to provide incentives more directly linked to the profitability of the Company’s businesses and increases in stockholder value. It is the current intent of the Committee that the Plan shall replace the 1992 Stock Incentive Plan for purposes of new Awards and that the Viad Corp Management Incentive Plan, the Viad Corp Performance Unit Incentive Plan, and the Viad Corp Performance-Based Stock Plan continue under the auspices of Sections 7 and 8 hereof subject to the discretion of the Committee under the terms and conditions of this Plan.

     For purposes of the Plan, the following terms are defined as set forth below:

     (a) “AFFILIATE” means a corporation or other entity controlled by the Company and designated by the Committee as such.

     (b) “AWARD” means an award of Stock Appreciation Rights, Stock Options, Restricted Stock or Performance-Based Awards.

     (c) “AWARD CYCLE” will mean a period of consecutive fiscal years or portions thereof designated by the Committee over which Awards of Restricted Stock or Performance-Based Awards are to be earned.

     (d) “BOARD” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

     (e) “CAUSE” means (1) the conviction of a participant for committing a felony under federal law or the law of the state in which such action occurred, (2) dishonesty in the course of fulfilling a participant’s employment duties or (3) willful and deliberate failure on the part of a participant to perform his employment duties in any material respect, or such other events as will be determined by the Committee. The Committee will have the sole discretion to determine whether “Cause” exists, and its determination will be final.

     (f) “CHANGE IN CONTROL” and “CHANGE IN CONTROL PRICE” have the meanings set forth in Sections 9(b) and (c), respectively.

     (g) “CODE” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and any successor thereto.

     (h) “COMMISSION” means the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor agency.

     (i) “COMMITTEE” means the Committee referred to in Section 2.

     (j) “COMMON STOCK” means common stock, par value $1.50 per share, of the Company.

     (k) “COMPANY” means Viad Corp, a Delaware corporation.

     (l) “COMPANY UNIT” means any subsidiary, group of subsidiaries, line of business or division of the Company, as designated by the Committee.

     (m) “DISABILITY” means permanent and total disability as determined under procedures established by the Committee for purposes of the Plan.

     (n) “EXCHANGE ACT” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended from time to time, and any successor thereto.

     (o) “FAIR MARKET VALUE” means, as of any given date, the mean between the highest and lowest reported sales prices of the Stock on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Tape or, if not listed on such exchange, on any other national exchange on which the Stock is listed or on the Nasdaq Stock Market. If there is no regular public trading market for such Stock, the Fair Market Value of the Stock will be determined by the Committee in good faith. In connection with the administration of specific sections of the Plan, and in connection with the grant of particular Awards, the Committee may adopt alternative definitions of “Fair Market Value” as appropriate.

     (p) “INCENTIVE STOCK OPTION” means any Stock Option intended to be and designated as an “incentive stock option” within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code.

     (q) “MIP” means the Company’s Management Incentive Plan providing annual cash bonus awards to participating employees based upon predetermined goals and objectives.

     (r) “NET INCOME” means the consolidated net income of the Company determined in accordance with GAAP before extraordinary, unusual and other non-recurring items.

     (s) “NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR” means a member of the Board who qualifies as a “Non-Employee Director” as defined in Rule 16b-3(b)(3), as promulgated by the Commission under the Exchange Act, or any successor definition adopted by the Commission.

     (t) “NON-QUALIFIED STOCK OPTION” means any Stock Option that is not an Incentive Stock Option.

     (u) “PERFORMANCE GOALS” means the performance goals established by the Committee in connection with the grant of Restricted Stock or Performance-Based Awards. In the case of Qualified Performance-Based Awards, such goals (1) will be based on the attainment of specified levels of one or more of the following measures with respect to the Company or any Company Unit, as applicable: economic value added, sales or revenues, costs or expenses, net profit after tax, gross profit, operating profit, base earnings, return on actual or pro forma equity or net assets or capital, net capital employed, earnings per share, earnings per share from continuing operations, operating income, pre-tax income, operating income margin, net income, stockholder return including performance (total stockholder return) relative to the S&P 500, MidCap 400 or similar index or performance (total stockholder return) relative to the proxy comparator group, in both cases as determined pursuant to Rule 402(l) of Regulation S-K promulgated under the Exchange Act, cash generation, cash flow, unit volume and change in working capital and (2) will be set by the Committee within the time period prescribed by Section 162(m) of the Code and related regulations.

     (v) “PERFORMANCE-BASED AWARD” means an Award made pursuant to Section 8.

     (w) “PERFORMANCE-BASED RESTRICTED STOCK AWARD” has the meaning set forth in Section 7(c)(1) hereof.

     (x) “PLAN” means the 1997 Viad Corp Omnibus Incentive Plan, As Amended, as set forth herein and as hereafter amended from time to time.

     (y) “PREFERRED STOCK” means preferred stock, par value $0.01, of the Company.

     (z) “QUALIFIED PERFORMANCE-BASED AWARDS” means an Award of Restricted Stock or a Performance-Based Award designated as such by the Committee at the time of grant, based upon a determination that (1) the recipient is or may be a “covered employee” within the meaning of Section 162(m)(3) of the Code in the year in which the Company would expect to be able to claim a tax deduction with respect to such Restricted Stock or Performance-Based Award and (2) the Committee wishes such Award to qualify for the exemption from the limitation on deductibility imposed by Section 162(m) of the Code that is set forth in Section 162(m)(4)(C).

     (aa) “RESTRICTED STOCK” means an award granted under Section 7.

     (bb) “RETIREMENT,” except as otherwise determined by the Committee, means voluntary separation of employment, voluntary termination of employment or voluntary resignation from employment (a) at or after attaining age 55 on pension or vested to receive pension under a pension plan of the Corporation upon election, or (b) upon or after attaining age 55 and not less than five years’ continuous service with the Corporation or an affiliate of the Corporation, whether or not vested for pension. Retirement shall be deemed to occur at the close of business on the last day of the employee’s participation on the payroll of the Corporation whether receiving compensation for active employment, accrued vacation, salary continuation (regular way or lump sum) or like employment programs.

 

     (cc) “RULE 16b-3” means Rule 16b-3, as promulgated by the Commission under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act, as amended from time to time.

     (dd) “STOCK” means the Common Stock or Preferred Stock.

     (ee) “STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHT” means a right granted under Section 6.

     (ff) “STOCK OPTION” means an option granted under Section 5.

     (gg) “TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT” means the termination of the participant’s employment with the Company and any subsidiary or Affiliate. A participant employed by a subsidiary or an Affiliate will also be deemed to incur a Termination of Employment if the subsidiary or Affiliate ceases to be such a subsidiary or Affiliate, as the case may be, and the participant does not immediately thereafter become an employee of the Company or another subsidiary or Affiliate. Transfers among the Company and its subsidiaries and Affiliates, as well as temporary absences from employment because of illness, vacation or leave of absence, will not be considered a Termination of Employment.

     In addition, certain other terms used herein have definitions given to them in the first place in which they are used.

SECTION 2. ADMINISTRATION.

     The Plan will be administered by the Human Resources Committee of the Board pursuant to authority delegated by the Board in accordance with the Company’s By-Laws. If at any time there is no such Human Resources Committee or such Human Resources Committee shall fail to be composed of at least two directors each of whom is a Non-Employee Director and is an “outside director” under Section 162(m)(4) of the Code, the Plan will be administered by a Committee selected by the Board and composed of not less than two individuals, each of whom is such a Non-Employee Director and such an “outside director.”

     The Committee will have plenary authority to grant Awards pursuant to the terms of the Plan to officers, employees and directors of the Company and its subsidiaries and Affiliates, but the Committee may not grant MIP Awards larger than the limits provided in Section 3.

     Among other things, the Committee will have the authority, subject to the terms of the Plan:

     (a) to select the officers, employees and directors to whom Awards may from time to time be granted;

     (b) to determine whether and to what extent Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock and Performance-Based Awards or any combination thereof are to be granted hereunder;

     (c) to determine the number of shares of Stock or the amount of cash to be covered by each Award granted hereunder;

     (d) to determine the terms and conditions of any Award granted hereunder (including, but not limited to, the option price (subject to Section 5(a)), any vesting condition, restriction or limitation (which may be related to the performance of the participant, the Company or any subsidiary, Affiliate or Company Unit) and any rule concerning vesting acceleration or waiver of forfeiture regarding any Award and any shares of Stock relating thereto, based on such factors as the Committee will determine) provided, however, that the Committee will have no power to accelerate the vesting, or waive the forfeiture, regarding any Award and any shares of Stock relating thereto, except in connection with a “change of control” of the Company, the sale of a subsidiary or majority-owned affiliate of the Company (and then only with respect to participants employed by each such subsidiary or affiliate), the death or disability of a participant or termination of employment of a participant, and, further provided, however, that the Committee will have no power to accelerate the vesting, or waive the forfeiture, of any Qualified Performance-Based Awards;

     (e) to modify, amend or adjust the terms and conditions, at any time or from time to time, of any Award, including but not limited to Performance Goals; provided, however, that the Committee may not adjust upwards the amount payable with respect to any Qualified Performance-Based Award or waive or alter the Performance Goals associated therewith and provided, further, however, that the Committee may not reprice Stock Options except for an amount of Stock Options representing not more than 10% of then outstanding Stock Options;

     (f) to determine to what extent and under what circumstances Stock and other amounts payable with respect to an Award will be deferred; and

     (g) to determine under what circumstances a Stock Option may be settled in cash or Stock under Section 5(j).

     The Committee will have the authority to adopt, alter or repeal such administrative rules, guidelines and practices governing the Plan as it from time to time deems advisable, to interpret the terms and provisions of the Plan and any Award issued under the Plan (and any agreement relating thereto) and to otherwise supervise the administration of the Plan.

     The Committee may act only by a majority of its members then in office, except that the members thereof may (1) delegate to designated officers or employees of the Company such of its powers and authorities under the Plan as it deems appropriate (provided that no such delegation may be made that would cause Awards or other transactions under the Plan to fail to be exempt from Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act or that would cause Qualified Performance-Based Awards to cease to so qualify) and (2) authorize any one or more members or any designated officer or employee of the Company to execute and deliver documents on behalf of the Committee.

     Any determination made by the Committee or pursuant to delegated authority pursuant to the provisions of the Plan with respect to any Award will be made in the sole discretion of the Committee or such delegates at the time of the grant of the Award or, unless in contravention of any express term of the Plan, at any time thereafter. All decisions made by the Committee or any appropriately delegated officer(s) or employee(s) pursuant to the provision of the Plan will be final and binding on all persons, including the Company and Plan participants.

     Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan, the Committee will have the authority to modify, amend or adjust the terms and conditions of any Award as appropriate in the event of or in connection with any reorganization, recapitalization, stock split, stock dividend, combination or exchange of shares, merger, consolidation or any change in the capital structure of the Company.

SECTION 3. STOCK SUBJECT TO PLAN AND LIMITS ON AWARDS.

     (a) Subject to adjustment as provided herein, the number of shares of Common Stock of the Company available for grant under the Plan in each calendar year (including partial calendar years) during which the Plan is in effect shall be equal to two percent (2.0%) of the total number of shares of Common Stock of the Company outstanding as of the first day of each such year for which the Plan is in effect; provided that any shares available for grant in a particular calendar year (or partial calendar year) which are not, in fact, granted in such year shall be added to the shares available for grant in any subsequent calendar year.

     (b) Subject to adjustment as provided herein, the number of shares of Stock covered by Awards granted to any one participant will not exceed 500,000 shares for any consecutive twelve-month period and the aggregate dollar amount for Awards denominated solely in cash will not exceed $5.0 million for any such period.

     (c) In addition, and subject to adjustment as provided herein, no more than 7.5 million shares of Common Stock will be cumulatively available for the grant of Incentive Stock Options over the life of the Plan.

     (d) Shares subject to an option or award under the Plan may be authorized and unissued shares or may be “treasury shares.” In the event of any merger, reorganization, consolidation, recapitalization, spin-off, stock dividend, stock split, extraordinary distribution with respect to the Stock or other change in corporate structure affecting the Stock, such substitution or adjustments will be made in the aggregate number and kind of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan, in the aggregate limit on grants to individuals, in the number, kind, and option price of shares subject to outstanding Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights, in the number and kind of shares subject to other outstanding Awards granted under the Plan and/or such other equitable substitutions or adjustments as may be determined to be appropriate by the Committee or the Board, in its sole discretion; provided, however, that the number of shares subject to any Award will always be a whole number.

     (e) Awards under the MIP may not exceed in the case of (i) the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, $1.5 million; (ii) a president of any of the Company’s operating companies, whether or not incorporated, $750,000; and (iii) all other executive officers of the Company individually, $500,000.

 


 

SECTION 4. ELIGIBILITY.

     Officers, employees and directors of the Company, its subsidiaries and Affiliates who are responsible for or contribute to the management, growth and profitability of the business of the Company, its subsidiaries and Affiliates are eligible to be granted Awards under the Plan.

SECTION 5. STOCK OPTIONS.

     Stock Options may be granted alone or in addition to other Awards granted under the Plan and may be of two types: Incentive Stock Options and Non-Qualified Stock Options. Any Stock Option granted under the Plan will be in such form as the Committee may from time to time approve.

     The Committee will have the authority to grant any optionee Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options or both types of Stock Options (in each case with or without Stock Appreciation Rights). Incentive Stock Options may be granted only to employees of the Company and its subsidiaries (within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code). To the extent that any Stock Option is not designated as an Incentive Stock Option or even if so designated does not qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, it will be deemed to be a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

     Stock Options will be evidenced by option agreements, the terms and provisions of which may differ. An option agreement will indicate on its face whether it is an agreement for an Incentive Stock Option or a Non-Qualified Stock Option. The grant of a Stock Option will occur on the date the Committee by resolution selects an individual to be a participant in any grant of a Stock Option, determines the number of shares of Stock to be subject to such Stock Option to be granted to such individual and specifies the terms and provisions of the Stock Option. The Company will notify a participant of any grant of a Stock Option, and a written option agreement or agreements will be duly executed and delivered by the Company to the participant.

     Anything in the Plan to the contrary notwithstanding, no term of the Plan relating to Incentive Stock Options will be interpreted, amended or altered nor will any discretion or authority granted under the Plan be exercised so as to disqualify the Plan under Section 422 of the Code or, without the consent of the optionee affected, to disqualify any Incentive Stock Option under such Section 422.

     Stock Options granted under the Plan will be subject to the following terms and conditions and will contain such additional terms and conditions as the Committee will deem desirable:

     (a) OPTION PRICE. The option price per share of Stock purchasable under a Stock Option will be determined by the Committee and set forth in the option agreement, and will not be less than the Fair Market Value of the Stock subject to the Stock Option on the date of grant.

     (b) OPTION TERM. The term of each Stock Option will be fixed by the Committee, but no Incentive Stock Option may be exercisable more than 10 years after the date the Incentive Stock Option is granted.

     (c) EXERCISABILITY. Except as otherwise provided herein, Stock Options will be exercisable at such time or times and subject to such terms and conditions as will be determined by the Committee. If the Committee provides that any Stock Option is exercisable only in installments, the Committee may, subject to the provisions of Section 2(d) hereof, at any time waive such installment exercise provisions, in whole or in part, based on such factors as the Committee may determine. In addition, the Committee may, subject to the provisions of Section 2(d) hereof, at any time accelerate the exercisability of any Stock Option.

     (d) METHOD OF EXERCISE. Subject to the provisions of this Section 5, Stock Options may be exercised, in whole or in part, at any time during the option term by giving written notice of exercise to the Company specifying the number of shares of Stock subject to the Stock Option to be purchased.

     Such notice must be accompanied by payment in full of the purchase price by certified or bank check or such other instrument as the Company may accept. An option agreement may provide that, if approved by the Committee, payment in full or in part or payment of tax liability, if any, relating to such exercise may also be made in the form of unrestricted Stock already owned by the optionee of the same class as the Stock subject to the Stock Option and, in the case of the exercise of a Non-Qualified Stock Option, Restricted Stock subject to an Award hereunder which is of the same class as the Stock subject to the Stock Option (in both cases based on the Fair Market Value of the Stock on the date the Stock Option is exercised); provided,

however, that, in the case of an Incentive Stock Option, the right to make a payment in the form of already owned shares of Stock of the same class as the Stock subject to the Stock Option may be authorized only at the time the Stock Option is granted. In addition, an option agreement may provide that, in the discretion of the Committee, payment for any shares subject to a Stock Option or tax liability associated therewith may also be made by instruction to the Committee to withhold a number of such shares having a Fair Market Value on the date of exercise equal to the aggregate exercise price of such Stock Option.

     If payment of the option exercise price of a Non-Qualified Stock Option is made in whole or in part in the form of Restricted Stock, the number of shares of Stock to be received upon such exercise equal to the number of shares of Restricted Stock used for payment of the option exercise price will be subject to the same forfeiture restrictions to which such Restricted Stock was subject, unless otherwise determined by the Committee.

     No shares of Stock will be issued until full payment therefor has been made. Subject to any forfeiture restrictions that may apply if a Stock Option is exercised using Restricted Stock, an optionee will have all of the rights of a stockholder of the Company holding the class or series of Stock that is subject to such Stock Option (including, if applicable, the right to vote the shares and the right to receive dividends), when the optionee has given written notice of exercise, has paid in full for such shares and, if requested, has given the representation described in Section 12(a).

     (e) NONTRANSFERABILITY OF STOCK OPTIONS. (1) No Stock Option will be transferable by the optionee other than (A) by will or by the laws of descent and distribution or (B) in the case of a Non-Qualified Stock Option, pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order (as defined in the Code or Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or the rules thereunder). All Stock Options will be exercisable, during the optionee’s lifetime, only by the optionee or by the guardian or legal representative of the optionee, it being understood that the terms “holder” and “optionee” include the guardian and legal representative of the optionee named in the option agreement and any person to whom a Stock Option is transferred by will or the laws of descent and distribution or pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order.

          (2) Notwithstanding Section 5(e)(1) above, the Committee may grant Stock Options that are transferable, or amend outstanding Stock Options to make them transferable, by the optionee (any such Stock Option so granted or amended a “Transferable Option”) to one or more members of the optionee’s immediate family, to partnerships of which the only partners are members of the optionee’s immediate family, or to trusts established by the optionee for the benefit of one or more members of the optionee’s immediate family. For this purpose the term “immediate family” means the optionee’s spouse, children or grandchildren. Consideration may not be paid for the transfer of a Transferable Option. A transferee described in this Section 5(e)(2) shall be subject to all terms and conditions applicable to the Transferable Option prior to its transfer. The option agreement with respect to a Transferable Option shall set forth its transfer restrictions, such option agreement shall be approved by the Committee, and only Stock Options granted pursuant to a stock option agreement expressly permitting transfer pursuant to this Section 5(e)(2) shall be so transferable.

     (f) TERMINATION BY DEATH. If an optionee’s employment terminates by reason of death, any Stock Option held by such optionee may thereafter be exercised, to the extent then exercisable, or on such accelerated basis as the Committee may determine, for a period of one year (or such other period as the Committee may specify in the option agreement) from the date of such death or until the expiration of the stated term of such Stock Option, whichever period is the shorter.

     (g) TERMINATION BY REASON OF DISABILITY. If an optionee’s employment terminates by reason of Disability, any Stock Option held by such optionee may thereafter be exercised by the optionee, to the extent it was exercisable at the time of termination, or on such accelerated basis as the Committee may determine, for a period of three years (or such shorter period as the Committee may specify in the option agreement) from the date of such termination of employment or until the expiration of the stated term of such Stock Option, whichever period is the shorter; provided, however, that if the optionee dies within such three-year period (or such shorter period), any unexercised Stock Option held by such optionee will, notwithstanding the expiration of such three-year (or such shorter) period, continue to be exercisable to the extent to which it was exercisable at the time of death for a period of 12 months from the date of such death or until the expiration of the stated term of such Stock Option, whichever period is the shorter. In the event of termination of employment by reason of Disability, if an Incentive Stock Option is exercised after the expiration of the exercise periods that apply for purposes of Section 422 of the Code, such Stock Option will thereafter be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

     (h) TERMINATION BY REASON OF RETIREMENT. If an optionee’s employment terminates by reason of Retirement, any Stock Option held by such optionee may thereafter be exercised by the optionee, to the extent it was exercisable at the time of termination, or on such accelerated basis as the Committee may determine, for a period of five years (or such shorter period as the Committee may specify in the option agreement) from the date of such termination of employment or until the expiration of the stated term of such Stock Option, whichever period is the shorter; provided, however, that if the

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optionee dies within such five-year period (or such shorter period), any unexercised Stock Option held by such optionee will, notwithstanding such five-year (or such shorter) period, continue to be exercisable to the extent to which it was exercisable at the time of death for a period of 12 months from the date of such death or until the expiration of the stated term of such Stock Option, whichever period is the shorter. In the event of termination of employment by reason of Retirement, if an Incentive Stock Option is exercised after the expiration of the exercise periods that apply for purposes of Section 422 of the Code, such Stock Option will thereafter be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

     (i) OTHER TERMINATION. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, if an optionee incurs a Termination of Employment for any reason other than death, Disability or Retirement or Cause, any Stock Option held by such optionee will thereupon terminate, except that such Stock Option, to the extent then exercisable, or subject to the provisions of Section 2(d) hereof, on such accelerated basis as the Committee may determine, may be exercised for the lesser of three months from the date of such Termination of Employment or the balance of such Stock Option’s term; provided, however, that if the optionee dies within such three-month period, any unexercised Stock Option held by such optionee will, notwithstanding the expiration of such three-month period, continue to be exercisable to the extent to which it was exercisable at the time of death for a period of 12 months from the date of such death or until the expiration of the stated term of such Stock Option, whichever period is the shorter. In the event of Termination of Employment, if an Incentive Stock Option is exercised after the expiration of the exercise periods that apply for purposes of Section 422 of the Code, such Stock Option will thereafter be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

     (j) CASHING OUT OF STOCK OPTION. On receipt of written notice of exercise, the Committee may elect to cash out all or part of the shares of Stock for which a Stock Option is being exercised by paying the optionee an amount, in cash or Stock, equal to the excess of the Fair Market Value of the Stock over the option price times the number of shares of Stock for which the Option is being exercised on the effective date of such cash-out.

     (k) CHANGE IN CONTROL CASH-OUT. Subject to Section 12(h), but notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, during the 60-day period from and after a Change in Control (the “Exercise Period”), unless the Committee determines otherwise at the time of grant, an optionee will have the right, whether or not the Stock Option is fully exercisable and in lieu of the payment of the exercise price for the shares of Stock being purchased under the Stock Option and by giving notice to the Company, to elect (within the Exercise Period) to surrender all or part of the Stock Option to the Company and to receive cash, within 30 days of such notice, in an amount equal to the amount by which the Change in Control Price per share of Stock on the date of such election will exceed the exercise price per share of Stock under the Stock Option (the “Spread”) multiplied by the number of shares of Stock granted under the Stock Option as to which the right granted under this Section 5(k) will have been exercised.

SECTION 6. STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS.

     (a) GRANT AND EXERCISE. Stock Appreciation Rights may be granted in conjunction with all or part of any Stock Option granted under the Plan. In the case of a Non-Qualified Stock Option, such rights may be granted either at or after the time of grant of such Stock Option. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option, such rights may be granted only at the time of grant of such Stock Option. A Stock Appreciation Right will terminate and no longer be exercisable upon the termination or exercise of the related Stock Option.

     A Stock Appreciation Right may be exercised by an optionee in accordance with Section 6(b) by surrendering the applicable portion of the related Stock Option in accordance with procedures established by the Committee. Upon such exercise and surrender, the optionee will be entitled to receive an amount determined in the manner prescribed in Section 6(b). Stock Options which have been so surrendered will no longer be exercisable to the extent the related Stock Appreciation Rights have been exercised.

     (b) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Stock Appreciation Rights will be subject to such terms and conditions as will be determined by the Committee, including the following:

     (1) Stock Appreciation Rights will be exercisable only at such time or times and to the extent that the Stock Options to which they relate are exercisable in accordance with the provisions of Section 5 and this Section 6;

     (2) Upon the exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right, an optionee will be entitled to receive an amount in cash, shares of Stock or both equal in value to the excess of the Fair Market Value of one share of Stock as of the date of exercise over the option price per share specified in the related Stock Option multiplied by the number of shares in

 

respect of which the Stock Appreciation Right has been exercised, with the Committee having the right to determine the form of payment;

     (3) Stock Appreciation Rights will be transferable only to permitted transferees of the underlying Stock Option in accordance with Section 5(e).

SECTION 7. RESTRICTED STOCK.

     (a) ADMINISTRATION. Shares of Restricted Stock may be awarded either alone or in addition to other Awards granted under the Plan. The Committee will determine the individuals to whom and the time or times at which grants of Restricted Stock will be awarded, the number of shares to be awarded to any participant, the conditions for vesting, the time or times within which such Awards may be subject to forfeiture and any other terms and conditions of the Awards, in addition to those contained in Section 7(c).

     (b) AWARDS AND CERTIFICATES. Shares of Restricted Stock will be evidenced in such manner as the Committee may deem appropriate, including book-entry registration or issuance of one or more stock certificates. Except as otherwise set forth in a Restricted Stock Agreement, any certificate issued in respect of shares of Restricted Stock will be registered in the name of such participant and will bear an appropriate legend referring to the terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to such Award, substantially in the following form:

     “The transferability of this certificate and the shares of stock represented hereby are subject to the terms and conditions (including forfeiture) of the 1997 Incentive Plan and a Restricted Stock Agreement. Copies of such Plan and Agreement are on file at the offices of Viad Corp, Viad Tower, Phoenix, Arizona.”

The Committee may require that the certificates evidencing such shares be held in custody by the Company until the restrictions thereon have lapsed and that, as a condition of any Award of Restricted Stock, the participant has delivered a stock power, endorsed in blank, relating to the Stock covered by such Award.

     (c) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Shares of Restricted Stock will be subject to the following terms and conditions:

     (1) The Committee may, prior to or at the time of grant, designate an Award of Restricted Stock as a Qualified Performance-Based Award, in which event it will condition the grant or vesting, as applicable, of such Restricted Stock upon the attainment of Performance Goals. If the Committee does not designate an Award of Restricted Stock as a Qualified Performance-Based Award, it may also condition the grant or vesting thereof upon the attainment of Performance Goals or such other performance-based criteria as the Committee shall establish (such an Award, a “Performance-Based Restricted Stock Award”). Regardless of whether an Award of Restricted Stock is a Qualified Performance-Based Award or a Performance-Based Restricted Stock Award, the Committee may also condition the grant or vesting upon the continued service of the participant. The provisions of Restricted Stock Awards (including the conditions for grant or vesting and any applicable Performance Goals) need not be the same with respect to each recipient. The Committee may at any time, in its sole discretion, subject to the provisions of Section 7(c)(10), accelerate or waive, in whole or in part, any of the foregoing restrictions; provided, however, that in the case of Restricted Stock that is a Qualified Performance-Based Award, the applicable Performance Goals have been satisfied.

     (2) Subject to the provisions of the Plan and the Restricted Stock Agreement referred to in Section 7(c)(8), during the period set by the Committee, commencing with the date of such Award for which such participant’s continued service is required (the “Restriction Period”) and until the later of (A) the expiration of the Restriction Period and (B) the date the applicable Performance Goals (if any) are satisfied, the participant will not be permitted to sell, assign, transfer, pledge or otherwise encumber shares of Restricted Stock.

     (3) Except as provided in this paragraph (3) and Sections 7(c)(1) and (2) and the Restricted Stock Agreement, the participant will have, with respect to the shares of Restricted Stock, all of the rights of a stockholder of the Company holding the class or series of Stock that is the subject of the Restricted Stock, including, if applicable, the right to vote the shares and the right to receive any dividends. If so determined by the Committee in the applicable Restricted Stock Agreement and subject to Section 12(f) of the Plan, (A) dividends consisting of cash, stock or other property (other than Stock) on the class or series of Stock that is the subject of the Restricted Stock shall be automatically deferred and reinvested in additional Restricted Stock (in the case of stock or other property, based on the fair market value thereof, and the Fair Market Value of the Stock, in each case as of the record date for the

 

dividend) held subject to the vesting of the underlying Restricted Stock, or held subject to meeting any Performance Goals applicable to the underlying Restricted Stock, and (B) dividends payable in Stock shall be paid in the form of Restricted Stock of the same class as the Stock with which such dividend was paid and shall be held subject to the vesting of the underlying Restricted Stock, or held subject to meeting any Performance Goals applicable to the underlying Restricted Stock.

     (4) Except to the extent otherwise provided in the applicable Restricted Stock Agreement, Section 7(c)(1), 7(c)(2), 7(c)(5) or 9(a)(2), upon a participant’s Termination of Employment for any reason during the Restriction Period or before any applicable Performance Goals are met, all shares still subject to restriction will be forfeited by the participant.

     (5) Except to the extent otherwise provided in Section 9(a)(2) and Sections 7(c)(9) and (10), in the event that a participant retires or such participant’s employment is involuntarily terminated (other than for Cause), the Committee will have the discretion to waive in whole or in part any or all remaining restrictions (other than, in the case of Restricted Stock which is a Qualified Performance-Based Award, satisfaction of the applicable Performance Goals unless the participant’s employment is terminated by reason of death or Disability) with respect to any or all of such participant’s shares of Restricted Stock.

     (6) Except as otherwise provided herein or as required by law, if and when any applicable Performance Goals are satisfied and the Restriction Period expires without a prior forfeiture of the Restricted Stock, unlegended certificates for such shares will be delivered to the participant upon surrender of legended certificates.

     (7) Awards of Restricted Stock, the vesting of which is not conditioned upon the attainment of Performance Goals or other performance-based criteria, is limited to twenty percent (20%) of the number of shares of Common Stock of the Corporation available for grant under the Plan in each calendar year.

     (8) Each Award will be confirmed by, and be subject to the terms of, a Restricted Stock Agreement.

     (9) Performance-Based Restricted Stock will be subject to a minimum one-year performance period and Restricted Stock which is not performance-based will be subject to a minimum three-year vesting period.

     (10) There will be no vesting acceleration, or waiver of forfeiture regarding any Award and any shares of Stock relating thereto, except in connection with a “change of control” of the Company, the sale of a subsidiary or majority-owned affiliate of the Company (and then only with respect to participants employed by each subsidiary or affiliate), the death or disability of a participant, or termination of employment of a participant.

SECTION 8. PERFORMANCE-BASED AWARDS.

     (a) ADMINISTRATION. Performance-Based Awards may be awarded either alone or in addition to other Awards granted under the Plan. Subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan, the Committee shall determine the officers and employees to whom and the time or times at which Performance-Based Awards will be awarded, the number or amount of Performance-Based Awards to be awarded to any participant, whether such Performance-Based Award shall be denominated in a number of shares of Stock, an amount of cash, or some combination thereof, the duration of the Award Cycle and any other terms and conditions of the Award, in addition to those contained in Section 8(b).

     (b) TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Performance-Based Awards will be subject to the following terms and conditions:

     (1) The Committee may, prior to or at the time of the grant, designate Performance-Based Awards as Qualified Performance-Based Awards, in which event it will condition the settlement thereof upon the attainment of Performance Goals. If the Committee does not designate Performance-Based Awards as Qualified Performance-Based Awards, it may also condition the settlement thereof upon the attainment of Performance Goals or such other performance-based criteria as the Committee shall establish. Regardless of whether Performance-Based Awards are Qualified Performance-Based Awards, the Committee may also condition the settlement thereof upon the continued service of the participant. The provisions of such Performance-Based Awards (including without limitation any applicable Performance Goals) need not be the same with respect to each recipient. Subject to the provisions of the Plan and the Performance-Based Award Agreement referred to in Section 8(b)(5), Performance-Based Awards may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered during the Award Cycle.

 

     (2) Unless otherwise provided by the Committee (A) from time to time pursuant to the administration of particular Award programs under this Section 8, such as the Viad Corp Management Incentive Plan, the Viad Corp Performance Unit Incentive Plan or the Viad Corp Performance-Based Stock Plan or (B) in any agreement relating to an Award, and except as provided in Section 8(b)(3), upon a participant’s Termination of Employment for any reason prior to the payment of an Award under this Section 8, all rights to receive cash or Stock in settlement of the Award shall be forfeited by the participant.

     (3) In the event that a participant’s employment is terminated (other than for Cause), or in the event a participant retires, the Committee shall have the discretion to waive, in whole or in part, any or all remaining payment limitations (other than, in the case of Awards that are Qualified Performance-Based Awards, satisfaction of the applicable Performance Goals unless the participant’s employment is terminated by reason of death or Disability) with respect to any or all of such participant’s Awards.

     (4) At the expiration of the Award Cycle, the Committee will evaluate the Company’s performance in light of any Performance Goals for such Award, and will determine the extent to which a Performance-Based Award granted to the participant has been earned, and the Committee will then cause to be delivered to the participant, as specified in the grant of such Award: (A) a number of shares of Stock equal to the number of shares determined by the Committee to have been earned or (B) cash equal to the amount determined by the Committee to have been earned or (C) a combination of shares of Stock and cash if so specified in the Award.

     (5) No Performance-Based Award may be assigned, transferred, or otherwise encumbered except, in the event of the death of a participant, by will or the laws of descent and distribution.

     (6) Each Award will be confirmed by, and be subject to, the terms of a Performance-Based Award Agreement.

     (7) Performance-Based Awards will be subject to a minimum one-year performance period.

SECTION 9. CHANGE IN CONTROL PROVISIONS.

     (a) IMPACT OF EVENT. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, in the event of a Change in Control:

     (1) Any Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights outstanding as of the date such Change in Control is determined to have occurred and not then exercisable and vested will become fully exercisable and vested to the full extent of the original grant;

     (2) The restrictions and conditions to vesting applicable to any Restricted Stock will lapse, and such Restricted Stock will become free of all restrictions and become fully vested and transferable to the full extent of the original grant;

     (3) Performance-Based Awards will be considered to be earned and payable to the extent, if any, and in an amount, if any, and otherwise, in accordance with the provisions of the agreement relating to such Awards.

     (b) DEFINITION OF CHANGE OF CONTROL. For purposes of this Plan, a “Change of Control” shall mean any of the following events:

     (1) An acquisition by an individual, entity or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) (a “Person”) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of 20% or more of either: (i) the then outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Corporation (the “Outstanding Corporation Common Stock”) or (ii) the combined voting power of the then Outstanding Voting Securities of the Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of Directors (the “Outstanding Corporation Voting Securities”); excluding, however the following: (A) any acquisition directly from the Corporation or any entity controlled by the Corporation other than an acquisition by virtue of the exercise of a conversion privilege unless the security being so converted was itself acquired directly from the Corporation or any entity controlled by the Corporation, (B) any acquisition by the Corporation, or any entity controlled by the Corporation, (C) any acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Corporation or any entity controlled by

 

the Corporation or (D) any acquisition pursuant to a transaction which complies with clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) of Section 9(b)(3); or

     (2) A change in the composition of the Board such that the individuals who, as of the effective date of the Plan, constitute the Board (such Board shall be hereinafter referred to as the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board; provided, however, for purposes of this Section 9(b)(2) that any individual, who becomes a member of the Board subsequent to the effective date of the Plan, whose election, or nomination for election by the Corporation’s shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority of those individuals who are members of the Board and who were also members of the Incumbent Board, (or deemed to be such pursuant to this proviso) shall be considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board; but provided further, that any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of either an actual or threatened election contest (as such terms are used in Rule 14a-11 of Regulation 14A promulgated under the Exchange Act) or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board shall not be so considered as a member of the Incumbent Board, or

     (3) Consummation of a reorganization, merger or consolidation or sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Corporation (a “Corporate Transaction”) excluding, however, such a Corporate Transaction pursuant to which (i) all or substantially all of the individuals and entities who are the beneficial owners, respectively, of the Outstanding Corporation Common Stock and Outstanding Corporation Voting Securities immediately prior to such Corporate Transaction (the “Prior Shareholders”) beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 60% of, respectively, the outstanding shares of Common Stock and the combined voting power of the then Outstanding Voting Securities entitled to vote generally in the election of Directors, as the case may be, of the Corporation or other entity resulting from such Corporate Transaction (including, without limitation, a corporation or other entity which as a result of such transaction owns the Corporation or all or substantially all of the Corporation’s assets either directly or through one or more subsidiaries) in substantially the same proportions as their ownership, immediately prior to such Corporate Transaction, of the Outstanding Corporation Common Stock and Outstanding Corporation Voting Securities, as the case may be, (ii) no Person (other than the Corporation or any entity controlled by the Corporation, any employee benefit plan (or related trust) of the Corporation or any entity controlled by the Corporation or such corporation or other entity resulting from such Corporate Transaction) will beneficially owns, directly or indirectly, 20% or more of, respectively, the outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Corporation or other entity resulting from such Corporate Transaction or the combined voting power of the Outstanding Voting Securities of such Corporation or other entity entitled to vote generally in the election of Directors except to the extent that such ownership existed prior to the Corporate Transaction and (iii) individuals who were members of the Incumbent Board will constitute at least a majority of the members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation resulting from such Corporate Transaction; and further excluding any disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Corporation pursuant to a spin-off, split-up or similar transaction (a “Spin-off”) if, immediately following the Spin-off, the Prior Shareholders beneficially own, directly or indirectly, more than 80% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock and the combined voting power of the then Outstanding Voting Securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors of both entities resulting from such transaction, in substantially the same proportions as their ownership, immediately prior to such transaction, of the Outstanding Corporation Common Stock and Outstanding Corporation Voting Securities; provided, that if another Corporate Transaction involving the Corporation occurs in connection with or following a Spin-off, such Corporate Transaction shall be analyzed separately for purposes of determining whether a Change of Control has occurred;

     (4) The approval by the stockholders of the Corporation of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Corporation.

     (c) CHANGE IN CONTROL PRICE. For purposes of the Plan, “Change in Control Price” means the higher of (1) the highest reported sales price, regular way, of a share of Stock in any transaction reported on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Tape or other national exchange on which such shares are listed or on The Nasdaq Stock Market during the 60-day period prior to and including the date of a Change in Control or (2) if the Change in Control is the result of a tender or exchange offer or a Corporate Transaction, the highest price per share of Stock paid in such tender or exchange offer or Corporate Transaction; provided, however, that in the case of Incentive Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights relating to Incentive Stock Options, the Change in Control Price will be in all cases the Fair Market Value of the Stock on the date such Incentive Stock Option or Stock Appreciation Right is exercised. To the extent that the consideration paid in any such transaction described above consists all or in part of securities or other non-cash consideration, the value of such securities or other non-cash consideration will be determined in the sole discretion of the Board.

 

SECTION 10. TERM, AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION.

     The Plan will terminate May 31, 2007, but may be terminated sooner at any time by the Board, provided that no Incentive Stock Options shall be granted under the Plan after February 19, 2007. Awards outstanding as of the date of any such termination will not be affected or impaired by the termination of the Plan.

     The Board may amend, alter, or discontinue the Plan, but no amendment, alteration or discontinuation will be made which would (a) impair the rights of an optionee under a Stock Option or a recipient of a Stock Appreciation Right, Restricted Stock Award or Performance-Based Award theretofore granted without the optionee’s or recipient’s consent, except such an amendment which is necessary to cause any Award or transaction under the Plan to qualify, or to continue to qualify, for the exemption provided by Rule 16b-3, or (b) disqualify any Award or transaction under the Plan from the exemption provided by Rule 16b-3. In addition, no such amendment may be made without the approval of the Company’s stockholders to the extent such approval is required by law or agreement.

     The Committee may amend the terms of any Stock Option or other Award theretofore granted, prospectively or retroactively, but no such amendment will (1) impair the rights of any holder without the holder’s consent except such an amendment which is necessary to cause any Award or transaction under the Plan to qualify, or to continue to qualify, for the exemption provided by Rule 16b-3 or (2) amend any Qualified Performance-Based Award in such a way as to cause it to cease to qualify for the exemption set forth in Section 162(m)(4)(C). The Committee may also substitute new Stock Options for previously granted Stock Options, including previously granted Stock Options having higher option prices; provided, however, that the Committee may take such action only with respect to Stock Options representing not more than 10% of then outstanding Stock Options.

     Subject to the above provisions, the Board will have authority to amend the Plan to take into account changes in law and tax and accounting rules, as well as other developments and to grant Awards which qualify for beneficial treatment under such rules without stockholder approval.

SECTION 11. UNFUNDED STATUS OF PLAN.

     It is presently intended that the Plan constitute an “unfunded” plan for incentive and deferred compensation. The Committee may authorize the creation of trusts or other arrangements to meet the obligations created under the Plan to deliver Stock or make payments; provided, however, that, unless the Committee otherwise determines, the existence of such trusts or other arrangements is consistent with the “unfunded” status of the Plan.

SECTION 12. GENERAL PROVISIONS.

     (a) The Committee may require each person purchasing or receiving shares pursuant to an Award to represent to and agree with the Company in writing that such person is acquiring any shares without a view to the distribution thereof. The certificates for such shares may include any legend which the Committee deems appropriate to reflect any restrictions on transfer.

     All certificates for shares of Stock or other securities delivered under the Plan will be subject to such stock transfer orders and other restrictions as the Committee may deem advisable under the rules, regulations and other requirements of the Commission, any stock exchange upon which the Stock is then listed and any applicable federal or state securities law, and the Committee may cause a legend or legends to be put on any such certificates to make appropriate reference to such restrictions.

     Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan or agreements made pursuant thereto, the Company shall not be required to issue or deliver any certificate or certificates for shares of Stock under the Plan prior to fulfillment of all of the following conditions:

     (1) Listing or approval for listing upon notice of issuance, of such shares on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc., or such other securities exchange as may at the time be the principal market for the Stock;

     (2) Any registration or other qualification of such shares of the Company under any state or federal law or regulation, or the maintaining in effect of any such registration or other qualification which the Committee shall, in its absolute discretion upon the advice of counsel, deem necessary or advisable; and

     (3) Obtaining any other consent, approval, or permit from any state or federal governmental agency which the Committee shall, in its absolute discretion after receiving the advice of counsel, determine to be necessary or advisable.

     (b) Nothing contained in the Plan will prevent the Company or any subsidiary or Affiliate from adopting other or additional compensation arrangements for its employees.

     (c) The adoption of the Plan will not confer upon any employee any right to continued employment nor will it interfere in any way with the right of the Company or any subsidiary or Affiliate to terminate the employment of any employee at any time.

     (d) No later than the date as of which an amount first becomes includible in the gross income of the participant for Federal income tax purposes with respect to any Award under the Plan, the participant will pay to the Company, or make arrangements satisfactory to the Company regarding the payment of, any federal, state, local or foreign taxes of any kind required by law to be withheld with respect to such amount. Unless otherwise determined by the Company, withholding obligations may be settled with Stock, including Stock that is part of the Award that gives rise to the withholding requirement. The obligations of the Company under the Plan will be conditional on such payment or arrangements, and the Company and its Affiliates will, to the extent permitted by law, have the right to deduct any such taxes from any payment otherwise due to the participant. The Committee may establish such procedures as it deems appropriate, including the making of irrevocable elections, for the settlement of withholding obligations with Stock.

     (e) At the time of grant, the Committee may provide in connection with any grant made under the Plan that the shares of Stock received as a result of such grant will be subject to a right of first refusal pursuant to which the participant will be required to offer to the Company any shares that the participant wishes to sell at the then Fair Market Value of the Stock, subject to such other terms and conditions as the Committee may specify at the time of grant.

     (f) The reinvestment of dividends in additional Restricted Stock at the time of any dividend payment will only be permissible if sufficient shares of Stock are available under Section 3 for such reinvestment (taking into account then outstanding Stock Options and other Awards).

     (g) The Committee will establish such procedures as it deems appropriate for a participant to designate a beneficiary to whom any amounts payable in the event of the participant’s death are to be paid or by whom any rights of the participant, after the participant’s death, may be exercised.

     (h) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan or any agreement relating to any Award hereunder, if any right granted pursuant to this Plan would make a Change in Control transaction ineligible for pooling-of-interests-accounting under APB No. 16 that, but for the nature of such grant, would otherwise be eligible for such accounting treatment, the Committee will have the ability, in its sole discretion, to substitute for the cash payable pursuant to such grant Common Stock with a Fair Market Value equal to the cash that would otherwise be payable hereunder.

     (i) The Plan and all Awards made and actions taken thereunder will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware.

SECTION 13. EFFECTIVE DATE OF PLAN.

     The Plan will be effective on the later of (a) the time it is approved by the Board and (b) the time certain provisions of the Plan are approved by stockholders for tax purposes.