IMMUCOR, INC.
2005 LONG—TERM INCENTIVE PLAN

ARTICLE I

ESTABLISHMENT, PURPOSE AND TERM

1.1   Establishment.   The Immucor, Inc. 2005 Long Term Incentive Plan (“Plan”) is hereby established by Immucor, Inc. (“Company”), effective as of the Effective Date. Subject to Section 13.1, Awards may be granted as provided herein for the term of the Plan.

1.2   Purposes.   The purposes of the Plan are to foster and promote the long-term financial success of the Company and materially increase shareholder value by motivating performance through incentive compensation. The Plan also is intended to encourage Participant ownership in the Company, attract and retain talent, and enable Participants to participate in the long-term growth and financial success of the Company. In addition, the Plan provides the ability to make Awards linked to the profitability of the Company’s businesses and increases in shareholder value.

1.3   Term.   The term of the Plan shall extend from the Effective Date until the tenth anniversary thereof. No additional Awards shall be made after the expiration of such term, but outstanding awards shall be administered in accordance with the provisions thereof. The Plan shall continue in effect until all matters relating to the settlement of Awards and administration of the Plan have been completed.

ARTICLE II

DEFINITIONS

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

2.1   “Affiliate” means any individual, corporation, partnership, association, limited liability company, joint-stock company, trust, unincorporated association or other entity (other than the Company) that directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under control with, the Company.

2.2   “Agreement” means any agreement entered into pursuant to the Plan by which an Award is granted to a Participant.

2.3   “Award” means any Stock Option, Stock Appreciation Right, Restricted Stock, Deferred Stock, or Performance Award granted to a Participant under the Plan. Awards shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan and shall be evidenced by an Agreement containing such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, as the Committee shall deem desirable.

2.4   “Beneficiary” means any person or other entity, which has been designated by a Participant in his or her most recent written beneficiary designation filed with the Committee to receive the compensation, specified under the Plan to the extent permitted. If there is no designated beneficiary, then the term means any person or other entity entitled by will or the laws of descent and distribution to receive such compensation.

2.5   “Board of Directors” or “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.

2.6   “Cause” means, for purposes of determining whether and when a Participant has incurred a Termination of Employment for Cause, any act or omission which permits the Company to terminate the written employment agreement or arrangement between the Participant and the Company or an Affiliate for “cause” as defined in such agreement or arrangement, or in the event there is no such agreement or arrangement or the agreement or arrangement does not define the term “Cause,” then “Cause” means:

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(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 the Participant’s employment duties; (3) willful and deliberate failure on the part of the Participant to perform his or her employment duties in any material respect; or (4) such other meaning as may be specified with respect to any particular Award or in any employment or other agreement entered into at or before the time the Award is granted (or, with the consent of the Participant, after such time). Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Participant may not be terminated for Cause unless and until there shall have been delivered to the Participant a copy of a notice specifying the nature of the grounds for such termination. The notice also shall afford the Participant with the opportunity, together with the Participant’s counsel, to be heard regarding the existence of Cause. The Participant shall have thirty (30) days to correct the acts or omissions complained of, if correctable.

2.7   “Change in Control” means:

(1)   the acquisition by any 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 fifty percent (50%) or more of either (a) the then-outstanding shares of Stock (the “Outstanding Company Shares”) or (b) the combined voting power of the then-outstanding voting securities entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (the “Outstanding Voting Securities”) of the Company (the “Outstanding Company Voting Securities”); provided that, for purposes of this definition, the following acquisitions shall not constitute a Change of Control: (i) any acquisition directly from the Company; (ii) any acquisition by the Company; and (iii) any acquisition by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Company or any of its affiliates;

(2)   individuals who, as of the day after the Effective Date, constitute the Board (the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board; provided that any individual becoming a director subsequent to the date hereof whose election, or nomination for election by the Company’s shareholders, was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the directors then comprising the Incumbent Board shall be considered as though such individual were a member of the Incumbent Board, but excluding, for this purpose, any such individual whose initial assumption of office occurs as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to the election or removal of directors or other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of a Person other than the Board;

(3)   consummation of a merger or consolidation involving the Company or a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company (each, a “Business Combination”), in each case unless, following such Business Combination, all or substantially all of the individuals and entities that were the beneficial owners of the Outstanding Company Shares immediately prior to such Business Combination beneficially own, directly or indirectly, either (a) more than fifty percent (50%) of the Outstanding Company Voting Securities immediately following the consummation of the Business Combination or (b) in the event the Business Combination results in another corporation (“New Parent Corporation”) owning the Company or all or substantially all of the Company’s assets either directly or through one or more subsidiaries, more than fifty percent (50%) of the Outstanding Voting Securities of the New Parent Corporation; or

(4)   approval by the shareholders of the Company of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company.

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

2.9   “Commission” means the Securities and Exchange Commission or any successor thereto.

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2.10   “Committee” means the committee of the Board responsible for granting and administering Awards under the Plan, which initially shall be the Committee of the Board, until such time as the Board may designate another committee. The Committee shall consist solely of two or more directors and each member of the Committee shall be a “non-employee director” within the meaning of Rule 16b-3 and also an “outside director” under Section 162(m) of the Code. In addition, each member of the Compensation Committee shall satisfy any independence or other corporate governance standards imposed by The Nasdaq National Market or other securities market on which the Stock shall be listed from time to time.

2.11   “Company” means Immucor, Inc., a Georgia corporation, and includes any successor or assignee corporation or corporations into which the Company may be merged, changed or consolidated; any corporation for whose securities the securities of the Company shall be exchanged; and any assignee of or successor to substantially all of the assets of the Company. Wherever the context of the Plan so admits or requires, “Company” also means “Affiliate.”

2.12   “Covered Employee” means a Participant who is a “covered employee” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code.

2.13   “Deferred Stock” means a right granted to a Participant under Section 9.1 hereof to receive Stock at the end of a specified deferral period.

2.14   “Disability” means:

(1)   with respect to Incentive Stock Options, as that term is defined in Code Section 22(e)(3);

(2)   with respect to an Award that is not subject to Code Section 409A (other than an Incentive Stock Option), a physical or mental condition that, for more than six consecutive months, renders a Participant incapable, with reasonable accommodation, of performing his or her assigned duties on a full-time basis; or

(3)   with respect to any Award (that is not an Incentive Stock Option) that is subject to Code Section 409A, as that term is defined under Code Section 409A.

The determination of Disability for purposes of this Plan shall not be construed to be an admission of disability for any other purpose.

2.15   “Domestic Relations Order” has the meaning set forth in the Code.

2.16   “Effective Date” means the date that the Plan is approved by the Company’s shareholders.

2.17   “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

2.18   “Exercise Price” means the price that a Participant must pay to exercise an Award or the amount upon which the value of an Award is based.

2.19   “Fair Market Value” means, as of any given date, the closing market price on The Nasdaq National Market or such other public trading market on which the stock is traded on that date. If there is no regular public trading market for such Stock, the Fair Market Value of the Stock shall be determined by the Committee in good faith. In each Fair Market Value shall be determined without regard to whether the Stock is restricted or represents a minority interest.

2.20   “Grant Date” means the date as of which an Award is granted pursuant to the Plan. In no event may the Grant Date be earlier than the Effective Date.

2.21   “Incentive Stock Option” means any Option that is intended to be, is designated as, and actually qualifies as, an “incentive stock option” within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code.

2.22   “Non-Qualified Stock Option” means a Stock Option that is not an Incentive Stock Option.

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2.23   “Option Period” means the period during which the Option shall be exercisable in accordance with an Agreement and Article VI.

2.24   “Participant” means a person who satisfies the eligibility conditions of Article V and to whom an Award has been granted by the Committee under the Plan. In the event that a Representative is appointed for a Participant, then the term “Participant” shall mean such appointed Representative. Notwithstanding the appointment of a Representative, the term “Termination of Employment” shall mean the Termination of Employment of the Participant.

2.25   “Performance Award” means an Award consisting of Performance Shares, Performance Units or other Award described in Article X that is dependent upon the achievement of Performance Goals.

2.26   “Performance Goals” mean the level of performance established by the Committee as the Performance Goal with respect to a Performance Measure. Performance Goals may vary from Performance Period to Performance Period and from Participant to Participant and may be established on a stand-alone basis, in tandem or in the alternative.

2.27   “Performance Measure” means any of the performance criteria set out in this Section, either alone or in any combination, and, if not based on individual performance, on either a consolidated or a division or business unit level, as the Committee may determine: individual Participant financial or non-financial performance goals; sales; cash flow; cash flow from operations; operating profit or income; net income; operating margin; net income margin; return on net assets; economic value added; return on total assets; return on  equity; return on total capital; total shareholder return; revenue; revenue growth; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”); EBITDA growth; basic earnings per share; diluted earnings per share; funds from operations per share and per share growth; cash available for distribution; cash available for distribution per share and per share growth; share price performance on an absolute basis and relative to an index of earnings per share or improvements in the Company’s attainment of expense levels; or implementing or completion of critical projects. The foregoing criteria shall have any reasonable definitions that the Committee may specify, which may include or exclude any or all of the following items as the Committee may specify: extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring items; effects of accounting changes; effects of financing activities; expenses for restructuring or productivity initiatives; other non-operating items; spending for acquisitions; effects of divestitures; and effects of litigation activities and settlements. Any such performance criterion or combination of such criteria may apply to the Participant’s Award opportunity in its entirety or to any designated portion or portions of the Award opportunity, as the Committee may specify. Unless the Committee determines otherwise for any Performance Period, extraordinary items, such as capital gains and losses, which affect any performance criterion applicable to the Award (including but not limited to the criterion of net income) shall be excluded or included in determining the extent to which the corresponding performance goal has been achieved, whichever will produce the higher Award. In the event Code Section 162(m) or applicable tax or other laws change to permit the Committee discretion to alter the governing performance measures without obtaining shareholder approval of such changes, the Committee shall have sole discretion to make such changes without obtaining shareholder approval. Performance Measures may vary from Performance Period to Performance Period and from Participant to Participant.

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2.28   “Performance Period” means the time period during which a Performance Award shall be earned shall be the “Performance Period,” and shall be at least one (1) fiscal year in length, unless otherwise determined by the Committee. Performance Awards shall be subject to Performance Goals which shall be established by the Committee.

2.29   “Performance Unit” means a right granted pursuant to the terms and conditions established by the Committee which is described in Section 10.1.

2.30   “Performance Share” means a right granted pursuant to the terms and conditions established by the Committee which is described in Section 10.1.

2.31   “Plan” means the Immucor, Inc. 2005 Long Term Incentive Plan, as herein set forth and as may be amended from time to time.

2.32   “Representative” means (a) the person or entity acting as the executor or administrator of a Participant’s estate pursuant to the last will and testament of a Participant or pursuant to the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Participant had the Participant’s primary residence at the date of the Participant’s death; (b) the person or entity acting as the guardian or temporary guardian of a Participant; (c) the person or entity which is the Beneficiary of the Participant upon or following the Participant’s death; or (d) any other person, if any, acting in the place or stead of a Participant to whom an Award has been permissibly transferred under Section 13.9; provided that only one of the foregoing shall be the Representative at any point in time as determined under applicable law and recognized by the Committee.

2.33   “Restricted Stock” means  Stock granted to a Participant under Section 8.1 hereof and which is subject to certain restrictions and to a risk of forfeiture or repurchase by the Company.

2.34   “Retirement” means retirement by an employee of the Company or an Affiliate from active employment under an employment agreement with any of Company or any of its Affiliates, or termination of employment at or after age 65 under circumstances which the Committee, in its sole discretion, deems equivalent to retirement.

2.35   “Rule 16b-3” means Rule 16b-3, as from time to time in effect and applicable to the Plan and Participants, promulgated by the Commission under Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

2.36   “Stock” means the Company’s common stock, $0.10 par value, whether presently or hereafter issued, and any other stock or security resulting from adjustment thereof as described hereinafter.

2.37   “Stock Appreciation Right” means a right granted under Section 7.1.

2.38   “Stock Option” or “Option” means a right, granted to a Participant under Section 6.1 hereof, to purchase Stock at a specified price during specified time periods.

2.39   “Termination of Employment” means the occurrence of any act or event whether pursuant to an employment agreement or otherwise that actually or effectively causes or results in the person’s ceasing, for whatever reason, to be an officer or employee of the Company or of any Affiliate, including, without limitation, death, Disability, dismissal, severance at the election of the Participant, Retirement, or severance as a result of the discontinuance, liquidation, sale or transfer by the Company or its Affiliates of a business owned or operated by the Company or its Affiliates. With respect to any non-employee member of the Board, Termination of Employment means the termination of a Participant’s status as a non-employee director of the Board. With respect to any other person who is not an employee with respect to the Company or an Affiliate, the Agreement shall establish what act or event shall constitute a Termination of Employment for purposes of the Plan. A Termination of Employment shall occur with respect to an employee who is employed by an Affiliate if the Affiliate shall cease to be an Affiliate and the Participant shall not immediately thereafter become an employee of the Company or an Affiliate.

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

ARTICLE III

ADMINISTRATION

3.1   Committee Structure.   The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. A majority of the Committee shall constitute a quorum at any meeting thereof (including telephone conference) and the acts of a majority of the members present, or acts approved in writing by the entire Committee without a meeting, shall be the acts of the Committee for purposes of this Plan. Any member of the Committee may resign upon notice to the Board. The Board shall have the authority to remove, replace or fill any vacancy of any member of the Committee upon notice to the Committee and the affected member.

3.2   Committee Actions.   The Committee may authorize any one or more of its members or an officer of the Company to execute and deliver documents on behalf of the Committee. The Committee may allocate among one or more of its members, or may delegate to one or more of its agents, such duties and responsibilities as it determines, provided that the Committee shall not delegate the authority to grant Awards. A member of the Committee shall be recused from Committee action regarding an Award granted or to be granted to such member.

3.3   Committee Authority.   Subject to applicable law, the Company’s certificate of incorporation and by-laws or the terms of the Plan, the Committee shall have the authority:

          (1)  to select those persons to whom Awards may be granted from time to time;

          (2)  to determine whether and to what extent Awards are to be granted hereunder;

          (3)  to determine the number of shares of Stock to be covered by each Award granted hereunder;

          (4)  to determine the terms and conditions of any Award granted hereunder (including any provisions deemed necessary or appropriate for a “nonqualified deferred compensation plan,” as defined in Code Section 409A(d)(1), to avoid being subject to taxation under Code Section 409A(a)(1)), provided that the Exercise Price of any Option or Stock Appreciation Right shall not be less than the Fair Market Value per share as of the Grant Date;

          (5)  to adjust the terms and conditions, at any time or from time to time, of any Award, subject to the limitations contained elsewhere herein, including but not limited to Sections 13.1 and 13.11;

          (6)  to determine to what extent and under what circumstances Stock and other amounts payable with respect to an Award shall be deferred, subject to compliance with the requirements of the Plan and Code Section 409A to avoid the Award being subject to taxation under Code section 409A(a)(1);

          (7)  to provide for the forms of Agreement to be utilized in connection with this Plan;

          (8)  to determine what legal requirements are applicable to the Plan, Awards, and the issuance of Stock, and to require of a Participant that appropriate action be taken with respect to such requirements;

          (9)  to cancel, with the consent of the Participant or as otherwise provided in the Plan or an Agreement, outstanding Awards;

       (10)  to require as a condition of the exercise of an Award or the issuance or transfer of a certificate (or other representation of title) of Stock, the withholding from a Participant of the amount of any taxes as may be necessary in order for the Company or any other employer to obtain a deduction or as may be otherwise required by law;

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       (11)  to determine whether and with what effect an individual has incurred a Termination of Employment;

       (12)  to determine the restrictions or limitations on the transfer of Stock;

       (13)  to determine whether an Award is to be adjusted, modified or purchased, or is to become fully or partially exercisable, under the Plan or the terms of an Agreement;

       (14)  to determine the permissible methods of Award exercise and payment within the terms and conditions of the Plan and the particular Agreement;

       (15)  to adopt, amend and rescind such rules and regulations as, in its opinion, may be advisable in the administration of this Plan;

       (16)  to appoint and compensate agents, counsel, auditors or other specialists to aid it in the discharge of its duties; and

       (17)  to make all other determinations which may be necessary or advisable for the administration of the Plan.

The Committee shall have the authority to adopt, alter and repeal such administrative rules, guidelines and practices governing the Plan as it shall, from time to time, deem advisable, to interpret the terms and provisions of the Plan and any Award issued under the Plan (and any Agreement) and to otherwise supervise the administration of the Plan. The Committee’s policies and procedures may differ with respect to Awards granted at different times and may differ with respect to a Participant from time to time, or with respect to different Participants at the same or different times.

3.4   Committee Determinations and Decisions.   Any determination made by the Committee pursuant to the provisions of the Plan shall be made in its sole discretion, and in the case of any determination relating to an Award may be made at the time of the grant of the Award or, unless in contravention of any express term of the Plan or an Agreement, at any time thereafter. All decisions made by the Committee pursuant to the provisions of the Plan shall be final and binding on all persons, including the Company and Participants. Any determination shall not be subject to de novo review if challenged in court.

ARTICLE IV

SHARES SUBJECT TO PLAN

4.1   Number of Shares.   Subject to the adjustment under Section 4.5, the total number of shares of Stock reserved and available for distribution pursuant to Awards under the Plan shall be 2,400,000 shares which are hereby authorized for issuance on the Effective Date. Subject to the adjustment under Section 4.5, the maximum number of shares of Stock which may be used for Awards other than Stock Options shall be 1,200,000 shares. The difference between the numbers of shares of Stock described in the two preceding sentences of this Section shall be the maximum number of shares that may be used for grants of Incentive Stock Options. An Award of Stock Appreciation Rights shall reduce share for share the maximum number of shares that may be subject to an Award of Stock Options. Such shares may consist, in whole or in part, of authorized and unissued shares or shares acquired from a third party. Upon approval of the Plan by shareholders, any existing long-term incentive plans, whether or not they have been approved by shareholders, will immediately cease to be available for use for the grant of new incentive awards.

4.2   Release of Shares.   Subject to Section 4.1, the Committee shall have full authority to determine the number of shares of Stock available for Awards. In its discretion the Committee may include (without limitation), as available for distribution, (a) shares of Stock subject to any Award that have been previously forfeited; or (b) shares under an Award that otherwise terminates without issuance of Stock being made to

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a Participant. Any shares that are available immediately prior to the termination of the Plan, or any shares of Stock returned to the Company for any reason subsequent to the termination of the Plan, may be transferred to a successor plan.

4.3   Restrictions on Shares.   Stock issued upon exercise of an Award shall be subject to the terms and conditions specified herein and to such other terms, conditions and restrictions as the Committee in its discretion may determine or provide in the Award Agreement. The Company shall not be required to issue or deliver any certificates for  Stock, cash or other property prior to (i) the completion of any registration or qualification of such shares under federal, state or other law, or any ruling or regulation of any government body which the Committee determines to be necessary or advisable; and (ii) the satisfaction of any applicable withholding obligation in order for the Company or an Affiliate to obtain a deduction or discharge its legal obligation with respect to the exercise of an Award. The Company may cause any certificate (or other representation of title) for any shares of Stock to be delivered to be properly marked with a legend or other notation reflecting the limitations on transfer of such  Stock as provided in this Plan or as the Committee may otherwise require. The Committee may require any person exercising an Award to make such representations and furnish such information as it may consider appropriate in connection with the issuance or delivery of the Stock in compliance with applicable law or otherwise. Fractional shares shall not be delivered, but shall be rounded to the next lower whole number of shares.

4.4   Shareholder Rights.   No person shall have any rights of a shareholder as to Stock subject to an Award until, after proper exercise of the Award or other action required, such shares shall have been recorded on the Company’s official shareholder records as having been issued and transferred. Upon exercise of the Award or any portion thereof, the Company will have a reasonable period in which to issue and transfer the shares, and a Participant will not be treated as a shareholder for any purpose whatsoever prior to such issuance and transfer. No adjustment shall be made for cash dividends or other rights for which the record date is prior to the date such shares are recorded as issued and transferred in the Company’s official shareholder records, except as provided herein or in an Agreement.

4.5   Effect of Certain Corporate Changes.   In the event of any share dividend, share split, combination or exchange of shares, recapitalization or other change in the capital structure of the Company, corporate separation or division of the Company (including, but not limited to, a split-up, spin-off, split-off or distribution to Company shareholders other than a normal cash dividend), reorganization, rights offering, a partial or complete liquidation, or any other corporate transaction, Company securities offering or event involving the Company and having an effect similar to any of the foregoing, then the Committee may make appropriate adjustments or substitutions as described below in this Section. The adjustments or substitutions may relate to the number of shares of  Stock available for Awards under the Plan, the number of shares of  Stock covered by outstanding Awards, the Exercise Price per share of outstanding Awards, and any other characteristics or terms of the Awards as the Committee may deem necessary or appropriate to reflect equitably the effects of such changes to the Participants; provided, however, that to the extent that Code Section 409A shall apply to an Award, any such adjustments or substitutions shall only be made to the extent that they comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A to avoid being subject to taxation under Code Section 409A(a)(1). Notwithstanding the foregoing other than the limitation for an Award subject to Code Section 409A, any fractional shares resulting from such adjustment shall be eliminated by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

ARTICLE V

ELIGIBILITY

5.1   Eligibility.   Except as herein provided, the persons who shall be eligible to participate in the Plan and be granted Awards shall be those persons who are employees of, or consultants or advisors to, the Company or any Affiliate, or non-employee members of the Board of Directors. Of those persons

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described in the preceding sentence, the Committee may, from time to time, select persons to be granted Awards and shall determine the terms and conditions with respect thereto. In making any such selection and in determining the form of the Award, the Committee shall give consideration to such factors deemed appropriate by the Committee.

ARTICLE VI

STOCK OPTIONS

6.1   General.   The Committee shall have authority to grant Options under the Plan at any time or from time to time. The Committee shall consider the potential impact of Code Section 409A on each grant of Options and, if necessary, shall make the terms and conditions of the Options comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A to avoid being subject to taxation under Code Section 409A(a)(1). An Option shall entitle the Participant to receive  Stock upon exercise of such Option, subject to the Participant’s satisfaction in full of any conditions, restrictions or limitations imposed in accordance with the Plan or an Agreement (the terms and provisions of which may differ from other Agreements) including, without limitation, payment of the Exercise Price.

6.2   Grant.   The grant of an Option shall occur as of the Grant Date determined by the Committee, provided that the Grant Date shall not be earlier than the date upon which the Committee acts to grant the Option. Options may be granted alone or in connection with other Awards. An Award of Options shall be evidenced by, and subject to the terms of, an Agreement. Only a person who is a common-law employee of the Company, any “parent corporation” of the Company, or a “subsidiary corporation” of the Company (each term as defined in Section 424 of the Code) on the date of grant shall be eligible to be granted an Incentive Stock Option. To the extent that any Option is not designated as an Incentive Stock Option or even if so designated does not qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, it shall constitute a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

6.3   Terms and Conditions.   Options shall be subject to such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Committee, including and subject to the following:

(1) Exercise Price. The Exercise Price per share shall not be less than the Fair Market Value per share on the Grant Date. If an Option which is intended to qualify as an Incentive Stock Option is granted to an individual (a “10% Owner”) who owns or who is deemed to own shares possessing more than ten percent (10%) of the combined voting power of all classes of shares of the Company, a parent corporation or any subsidiary corporation (each term as defined in Section 6.2), the Exercise Price per share shall not be less than one hundred ten percent (110%) of the Fair Market Value per share on the Grant Date.

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(2)   Option Period. The Option Period of each Option shall be fixed by the Committee, provided that no Option shall be exercisable more than ten (10) years after the date the Option is granted. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option granted to a 10% Owner, the Option Period shall not exceed five (5) years from the date the Option is granted. No Option which is intended to be an Incentive Stock Option shall be granted more than ten (10) years from the date the Plan is adopted by the Company or the date the Plan is approved by the shareholders of the Company, whichever is earlier.

(3)   Exercisability. Subject to Section 11.1, an Option shall be exercisable in whole or in such installments and at such times, as established by the Committee in an Agreement. The Committee may provide in an Agreement for an accelerated exercise of all or part of an Option upon such events or standards that it may determine, including one or more Performance Measures. In addition, the Committee may at any time accelerate the exercisability of all or part of any Option. If an Option is designated as an Incentive Stock Option, the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined at the date of grant of the Option) of the Stock as to which such Incentive Stock Option which is exercisable for the first time during any calendar year (under the Plan or any other plan of the Company or any parent corporation or subsidiary corporation) shall not exceed $100,000.

(4)   Method of Exercise. Subject to the provisions of this Article VI and the Agreement, a Participant may exercise Options, in whole or in part, during the Option Period by giving written notice of exercise on a form provided by the Committee to the Company specifying the number of shares of Stock subject to the Option to be purchased. Such notice shall be accompanied by payment in full of the purchase price by cash or certified check or such other form of payment as the Company may accept. If permitted in the applicable Agreement, payment in full or in part may also be made by (i) delivering  Stock already owned by the Participant (for any minimum period required by the Committee) having a total Fair Market Value on the date of such delivery equal to the Exercise Price; (ii) the delivery of cash by a broker-dealer as a “cashless” exercise, provided such method of payment may not be used by an executive officer of the Company or a member of the Board to the extent such payment method would violate Rule 16b-3 or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002; (iii) withholding by the Company of  Stock subject to the Option having a total Fair Market Value as of the date of delivery equal to the Exercise Price; or (iv) any combination of the foregoing.

(5)   Conditions for Issuance of Shares. No shares of Stock shall be issued until full payment therefore has been made. A Participant shall have all of the rights of a shareholder of the Company holding the class of shares that is subject to such Option (including, if applicable, the right to vote the shares and the right to receive dividends) when the Participant has given written notice of exercise, has paid in full for such shares, and such shares have been recorded on the Company’s official shareholder records as having been issued and transferred.

(6)   Non-transferability of Options. Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement, no Option shall be sold, assigned, margined, transferred, encumbered, conveyed, gifted, alienated, hypothecated, pledged, or otherwise disposed of, other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, and all Options shall be exercisable during the Participant’s lifetime only by the Participant; provided, however, under no circumstances may a Participant assign, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of an Option for consideration unless pursuant to a Domestic Order.

6.4   Termination by Reason of Death.   Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, any unexpired and unexercised Option held by a Participant who incurs a Termination of Employment due to death shall thereafter be fully exercisable for a period of one (1) year immediately following the date of such death or until the expiration of the Option Period, whichever period is the shorter. In the event of a Termination of Employment due to death, if an Incentive Stock Option shall be exercised after the expiration of the exercise period that applies for purposes of Code Section 422, such Stock Option thereafter shall be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

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6.5   Termination by Reason of Disability.   Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, any unexpired and unexercised Option held by a Participant who incurs a Termination of Employment due to Disability shall thereafter be fully exercisable by the Participant for a period of one (1) year immediately following the date of such Termination of Employment or until the expiration of the Option Period, whichever period is the shorter, and the Participant’s death at any time following such Termination of Employment due to Disability shall not affect the foregoing  In the event of a Termination of Employment due to Disability, if an Incentive Stock Option shall be exercised after the expiration of the exercise period that applies for purposes of Code Section 422, such Stock Option thereafter shall be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

6.6   Termination by Reason of Retirement.   Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, any unexpired and unexercised Option held by a Participant who incurs a Termination of Employment due to Retirement shall thereafter be fully exercisable by the Participant for a period of three (3) years immediately following the date of such Termination of Employment or until the expiration of the Option Period, whichever period is the shorter, and the Participant’s death at any time following such Termination of Employment due to Disability shall not affect the foregoing. In the event of a Termination of Employment due to Retirement, if an Incentive Stock Option shall be exercised after the expiration of the exercise period that applies for purposes of Code Section 422, such Stock Option thereafter shall be treated as a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

6.7   Other Termination.   Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, if a Participant incurs a Termination of Employment that is involuntary on the part of the Participant (but is not due to death, Disability or with Cause), any Option held by such Participant shall thereupon terminate, except that such Option, to the extent then exercisable, may be exercised for the lesser of the three consecutive month period commencing with the date of such Termination of Employment or until the expiration of the Option Period whichever period is the shorter. Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, if the Participant incurs a Termination of Employment for Cause or that is voluntary on the part of the Participant (other than due to Retirement), the Option, to the extent not previously exercised, shall terminate one business day prior to such Termination of Employment. Unless otherwise provided in an Agreement, the death or Disability of a Participant after a Termination of Employment otherwise provided herein shall not extend the time permitted to exercise an Option.

ARTICLE VII

STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS

7.1   General.   The Committee shall have authority to grant Stock Appreciation Rights under the Plan at any time or from time to time. Stock Appreciation Rights may be awarded alone or in tandem with other Awards granted under the Plan. The Committee shall consider the potential impact of Code Section 409A on each grant of Stock Appreciation Rights and, if determined to be necessary, shall make the terms of conditions of the Stock Appreciation Rights comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A to avoid being subject to taxation under Code Section 409A(a)(1). Subject to the Participant’s satisfaction in full of any conditions, restrictions or limitations imposed in accordance with the Plan or an Agreement, a Stock Appreciation Right shall entitle the Participant to surrender to the Company the Stock Appreciation Right and to receive in Stock the number of shares described in Section 7.3(2).

7.2   Grant.   The grant of a Stock Appreciation Right shall occur as of the Grant Date determined by the Committee. A Stock Appreciation Right entitles a Participant to receive Stock as described in Section 7.3(2). An Award of Stock Appreciation Rights shall be evidenced by, and subject to the terms of an Agreement, which shall become effective upon execution by the Participant.

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7.3   Terms and Conditions.   Stock Appreciation Rights shall be subject to such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Committee and set forth in an Agreement, including (but not limited to) the following:

(1)   Period and Exercise. The term of a Stock Appreciation Right shall be established by the Committee. A Stock Appreciation Right shall be for such period and, subject to Section 11.1, shall be exercisable in whole or in installments and at such times as established by the Committee in an Agreement. The Committee may provide in an Agreement for an accelerated exercise of all or part of a Stock Appreciation Right upon such events or standards that it may determine, including one or more Performance Measures. In addition, the Committee may at any time accelerate the exercisability of all or part of any Stock Appreciation Right. Stock Appreciation Rights shall be exercised by the Participant’s giving written notice of exercise, on a form provided by the Committee, to the Company specifying the portion of the Stock Appreciation Right to be exercised.

(2)   Delivery of Stock. Upon the exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right, a Participant shall receive a number of shares of Stock equal in value to the excess of the Fair Market Value per share of Stock over the Exercise Price per share of Stock specified in the related Agreement, multiplied by the number of shares in respect of which the Stock Appreciation Right is exercised. The Exercise Price per share shall not be less than the Fair Market Value per share on the Grant Date. The aggregate Fair Market Value per share of Stock shall be determined as of the date of exercise of such Stock Appreciation Right.

(3)   Non-transferability of Stock Appreciation Rights. Except as specifically provided in the Plan or in an Agreement, no Stock Appreciation Rights shall be sold, assigned, margined, transferred, encumbered, conveyed, gifted, alienated, hypothecated, pledged or otherwise disposed of, other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, and all Stock Appreciation Rights shall be exercisable during the Participant’s lifetime only by the Participant; provided, however, under no circumstances may a Participant assign or transfer a Stock Appreciation Right for consideration unless pursuant to a Domestic Relations Order.

(4)   Termination. A Stock Appreciation Right shall be forfeited or terminated at such time as an Option would be forfeited or terminated under the Plan, unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement.

ARTICLE VIII

RESTRICTED STOCK

8.1   General.   The Committee shall have authority to grant Restricted Stock under the Plan at any time or from time to time. The Committee shall consider the potential impact of Code Section 409A on each grant of Restricted Stock and, if determined to be necessary, shall make the terms and conditions of the Restricted Stock comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A to avoid being subject to taxation under Code Section 409A(a)(1). The Committee shall determine the number of shares of Restricted Stock to be awarded to any Participant, the time or times within which such Awards may be subject to forfeiture, and any other terms and conditions of the Awards. Each Award shall be confirmed by, and be subject to the terms of, an Agreement which contains the applicable terms and conditions of the Award, including the rate or times provided by the Committee for the lapse of any forfeiture restrictions or other conditions regarding the Award. The Committee may provide in an Agreement for an accelerated lapse of any such restrictions upon such events or standards that it may determine, including one or more Performance Measures. In addition, the Committee may at any time accelerate the lapse of any such restrictions with respect to all or part of any Restricted Stock. Each Award of Restricted Stock shall become effective upon execution by the Participant of an Agreement.

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8.2   Grant, Awards and Certificates.   The grant of an Award of Restricted Stock shall occur as of the Grant Date determined by the Committee. Restricted Stock may be awarded either alone or in addition to other Awards granted under the Plan. Notwithstanding the limitations on issuance of Stock otherwise provided in the Plan, each Participant receiving an Award of Restricted Stock shall be issued a certificate (or other representation of title) in respect of such Restricted Stock. Such certificate shall be registered in the name of such Participant and shall bear an appropriate legend referring to the terms, conditions, and restrictions applicable to such Award as determined by the Committee. The Committee may require that the certificates evidencing such shares be held in custody by the Company until the restrictions thereon shall have lapsed and that, as a condition of any Award of Restricted Stock, the Participant shall have delivered a share power, endorsed in blank, relating to the Stock covered by such Award.

8.3   Terms and Conditions.   Restricted Stock shall be subject to such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Committee, including the following:

(1)   Limitations on Transferability. Subject to the provisions of the Plan and the Agreement, during a period set by the Committee, commencing with the date of such Award (the “Restriction Period”), the Participant shall not be permitted to sell, assign, margin, transfer, encumber, convey, gift, alienate, hypothecate, pledge or otherwise dispose of Restricted Stock; provided, however, under no circumstances may a Participant assign, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of Restricted Stock for consideration unless pursuant to a Domestic Relations Order.

(2)   Rights. Except as provided in Section 8.3(1) and notwithstanding Section 4.4, the Participant shall have, with respect to the Restricted Stock, all of the rights of a shareholder of the Company holding the class 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 any dividends or other distributions are paid in shares of Stock, all such shares shall be subject to the same restrictions on transferability as the shares of Restricted Stock with respect to which they were paid.

(3)   Criteria. As described in Section 8.1 above, the Committee may provide in an Agreement for the lapse of restrictions in installments and may accelerate the vesting of all or any part of any Award and waive the restrictions for all or any part of such Award; such provisions of an Agreement or Committee action may be based on service, performance by the Participant or by the Company or the Affiliate, including any division or department for which the Participant is employed or such other factors or criteria as the Committee may determine.

(4)   Forfeiture. Unless otherwise provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, if the Participant incurs a Termination of Employment due to death or Disability or Retirement during the Restriction Period, the restrictions shall lapse and the Participant shall be fully vested in the Restricted Stock. Except to the extent otherwise provided in the applicable Agreement and the Plan, upon a Participant’s Termination of Employment for any reason during the Restriction Period other than a Termination of Employment due to death or Disability or Retirement, all shares of Restricted Stock still subject to restriction shall be forfeited by the Participant, except the Committee shall have the discretion to waive in whole or in part any or all remaining restrictions with respect to any or all of such Participant’s Restricted Stock.

(5)   Delivery. If a share certificate is issued in respect of Restricted Stock, the certificate shall be registered in the name of the Participant but shall be held by the Company for the account of the Participant until the end of the Restriction Period. If and when the Restriction Period expires without a prior forfeiture of the Restricted Stock subject to such Restriction Period, unlegended certificates (or other representation of title) for such shares shall be delivered to the Participant.

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ARTICLE IX

DEFERRED STOCK

9.1   General.   The Committee shall have authority to grant an Award of Deferred Stock under the Plan at any time or from time to time. Deferred Stock may be awarded either alone or in addition to other Awards granted under the Plan. The Committee may denominate a Deferred Stock Award in either shares or units. The Committee shall consider the impact of Code Section 409A on each grant of Deferred Stock and, if determined to be necessary, shall make the terms and conditions of the Deferred Stock comply with the requirements of Code 409A to avoid being subject to taxation under Code Section 409A(a)(1). The Committee shall determine the number of shares of Deferred Stock to be awarded to any Participant, the duration of the period (the “Deferral Period”) prior to which the Common Stock will be delivered, and the conditions under which receipt of the Stock will be deferred and any other terms and conditions of the Awards. Each Deferred Stock Award shall be evidenced by, and subject to the terms of, an Agreement, which will become effective upon execution by the Participant.

9.2   Terms and Conditions.   Deferred Stock Awards shall be subject to such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the Committee, including the following:

(1)   Limitations on Transferability. Subject to the provisions of the Plan and the Agreement, Deferred Stock Awards may not be sold, assigned, margined, transferred, encumbered, conveyed, gifted, alienated, hypothecated, pledged, or otherwise disposed of during the Deferral Period; provided, however, under no circumstances may a Participant assign, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of Deferred Stock Award for consideration unless pursuant to a Domestic Relations Order. Subject to the provisions of an Agreement, at the expiration of the Deferral Period, the Committee shall deliver Stock to the Participant pursuant to the Deferred Stock Award.

(2)   Rights. Unless otherwise provided in an Agreement, cash dividends on Deferred Stock shall be deemed to be paid and automatically reinvested in additional shares of Deferred Stock to be delivered with the original delivery of the Deferred Stock.

(3)   Criteria. Based on service, performance by the Participant or by the Company or the Affiliate, including any division or department for which the Participant is employed, or such other factors or criteria as the Committee may determine, the Committee may provide for the lapse of deferral limitations in installments and may accelerate the vesting of all or any part of any Award and waive the deferral limitations for all or any part of such Award.

(4)   Forfeiture. Unless otherwise provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, if the Participant incurs a Termination of Employment due to death, Disability or Retirement during the Deferral Period, the restrictions shall lapse and the Participant shall be fully vested in the Deferred Stock. Unless otherwise provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, upon a Participant’s Termination of Employment for any reason during the Deferral Period other than a Termination of Employment due to death, Disability or Retirement, the rights to the shares still covered by the Award shall be forfeited by the Participant, except the Committee shall have the discretion to waive in whole or in part any or all remaining deferral limitations with respect to any or all of such Participant’s Deferred Stock.

(5)   Election. A Participant may elect to further defer receipt of the Deferred Stock payable under an Award (or an installment of an Award) for a specified time (or pursuant to a fixed schedule) or until the occurrence of a permissible distribution event under Code Section 409A, subject to such terms and conditions determined by the Committee. Any such election must be made no later than the time provided by Section 409A(a)(4) of the Code, as determined by the Committee.

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ARTICLE X

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

10.1   General.   The Committee shall have authority to grant Performance Awards under the Plan at any time or from time to time. The Committee shall consider the impact of Code Section 409A on each grant of a Performance Award and, if determined to be necessary, shall make the terms and conditions of the Performance Awards comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A to avoid being subject to taxation under Code Section 409A(a)(1). A Performance Unit and a Performance Share each consist of the right to receive shares of Stock or cash, as provided in the particular Award Agreement, upon achievement of certain Performance Goals and may be awarded either alone or in addition to other Awards granted under the Plan. Performance Units shall be denominated in units of value (including dollar value of shares of Stock) and Performance Shares shall be denominated in a number of shares of Stock.

The Committee shall have complete discretion to determine the number of Performance Units and Performance Shares, if any, granted to each Participant. Each Performance Award shall be evidenced by, and be subject to the terms of, an Agreement which will become effective upon execution by the Participant.

10.2   Earning Performance Awards.   After the applicable Performance Period shall have ended, the Committee shall determine the extent to which the established Performance Goals have been achieved.

10.3   Termination of Employment Due to Death or Disability or Retirement.   In the event of a Termination of Employment due to death or Disability or Retirement during a Performance Period, the Participant shall receive, after the expiration of the Performance Period, a pro rata share of the Performance Awards relating to such Performance Period based upon the period of time he or she is employed by the Company in the Performance Period. Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement or determined by the Committee, in the event that a Participant’s employment terminates for any other reason, all Performance Awards shall be forfeited by the Participant to the Company. Distribution of earned Performance Awards may be made at the same time payments are made to Participants who did not incur a Termination of Employment during the applicable Performance Period.

10.4   Nontransferability.   Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement, Performance Awards may not be sold, assigned, margined, transferred, encumbered, conveyed, gifted, alienated, hypothecated, pledged, or otherwise disposed of, other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution; provided, however, under no circumstances may a Participant assign, transfer, convey or otherwise dispose of a Performance Award for consideration unless pursuant to a Domestic Relations Order.

ARTICLE XI

CHANGE IN CONTROL PROVISIONS

11.1   Impact of Event.   Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, other than Section 11.2, and unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement, in the event of a Change in Control:

(1)   any Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights outstanding as of the date of such Change in Control shall become fully vested and exercisable to the full extent of the original grant;

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

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(3)   any unvested Deferred Stock shall vest and shall be distributed within thirty (30) days following the Change in Control; and

(4)   any Performance Goal or other condition with respect to any Performance Shares and Performance Units shall be deemed to have been satisfied in full at target value, and such Award shall be fully distributable within thirty days following the change in control.

11.2   Additional Discretion.   The Committee shall have full discretion, notwithstanding anything herein or in an Agreement to the contrary, with respect to an outstanding Award upon a Change in Control to provide that the securities of another entity be substituted hereunder for the Stock and to make equitable adjustment with respect thereto.

ARTICLE XII

PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO SHARES ACQUIRED UNDER THIS PLAN

12.1   No Company Obligation.   Except to the extent specifically required by applicable securities laws, none of the Company, an Affiliate or the Committee shall have any duty or obligation to affirmatively disclose material information to a record or beneficial holder of Stock or an Award, and such holder shall have no right to be advised of any material information regarding the Company or any Affiliate at any time prior to, upon, or in connection with receipt or the exercise or distribution of an Award. The Company makes no representation or warranty as to the future value of the Stock issued or acquired in accordance with the provisions of the Plan.

ARTICLE XIII

MISCELLANEOUS

13.1   Amendments and Termination.   The Board may amend, alter, or discontinue the Plan at any time, but no amendment, alteration or discontinuation shall be made which would impair the rights of a Participant under an Award theretofore granted without the Participant’s consent. Notwithstanding the immediately preceding sentence, an amendment may be made without a Participant’s consent to (a) cause the Plan or an Award to comply with applicable law (including, but not limited to, any changes needed to avoid taxation of an Award as a “nonqualified deferred compensation plan” under Code Section 409A) or (b) permit the Company or an Affiliate a tax deduction under applicable law. The Committee may amend, alter or discontinue the terms of any Award theretofore granted, prospectively or retroactively, on the same conditions and limitations (and exceptions to limitations) as apply to the Board, and further subject to any approval or limitations the Board may impose. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any amendments to the Plan shall require shareholder approval to the extent required by Federal or state law or any regulations or rules promulgated thereunder or the rules of the national securities exchange or market on which shares of Stock are listed.

13.2   Unfunded Status of Plan.   It is intended that the Plan be an “unfunded” plan for incentive compensation. The Company may create trusts or other arrangements to meet the obligations created under the Plan to deliver Stock or make payments; provided, however, that the existence of such trusts or other arrangements is consistent with the “unfunded” status of the Plan and all property held thereunder and income thereon shall remain solely the property and rights of the Company (without being restricted to satisfying the obligations created under the Plan) and shall be subject to the claims of the Company’s general creditors. The Company’s obligations created under the Plan shall constitute a general, unsecured obligation, payable solely out of its general assets.

13.3   Provisions Relating to Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m).   To the extent that Section 162(m) of the Code applies with respect to Awards to Covered Employees under the Plan, the Plan shall be administered, and the provisions of the Plan shall be interpreted, in a manner consistent with Code

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Section 162(m). If any provision of the Plan or any Agreement relating to such an Award does not comply or is inconsistent with the requirements of Code Section 162(m), such provision shall be construed or deemed amended to the extent necessary to conform to such applicable requirements. In addition, the following provisions shall apply to the Plan or an Award to the extent necessary to obtain a tax deduction for the Company or an Affiliate:

(1)   Not later than the date required or permitted for “qualified performance-based compensation” under Code Section 162(m), the Committee shall determine the Participants who are Covered Employees who will receive Awards that are intended as qualified performance-based compensation and the amount or method for determining the amount of such compensation.

(2)   During any three-consecutive calendar year period, the maximum number of shares of Stock for which Options and Stock Appreciation Rights, in the aggregate, may be granted to any Covered Employee shall not exceed 200,000 shares. For Performance Awards that are intended to constitute “performance-based compensation” (as that term is used in Code Section 162(m), no more than $500,000 (based upon fair market value, if applicable, on the date of grant) may be subject to such Awards granted to any Covered Employee during any three-consecutive calendar year period. Further, for any Restricted Stock Awards that are intended to constitute performance-based compensation, no more than $500,000 (based upon fair market value, if applicable, on the date of grant) may be subject to such Awards granted to any Covered Employee during any three-consecutive calendar year period. The limitations on Awards under this Section are subject to adjustment as provided in Section 4.5 to the extent that needed to obtain tax deductibility under Code Section 162(m).

(3)   Earning Performance Awards. Subject to the provisions of Section 13.3(4) below, payment with respect to Performance Awards for Covered Employees shall be a direct function of the extent to which the Company’s Performance Goals have been achieved. A Performance Award to a Participant who is a Covered Employee shall (unless the Committee determines otherwise) provide that in the event of the Participant’s Termination of Employment prior to the end of the Performance Period for any reason, such Award will be payable only (a) if the applicable Performance Goals are achieved and (b) to the extent, if any, as the Committee shall determine.

(4)   Other Section 162(m) Provisions. In the manner required by Section 162(m) of the Code, the Committee shall, promptly after the date on which the necessary financial and other information for a particular Performance Period becomes available, certify the extent to which Performance Goals have been achieved with respect to any Performance Award or Restricted Stock Award intended to qualify as performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code. In addition, the Committee may, in its discretion, reduce or eliminate the amount of any Performance Award payable to any Participant, based on such factors as the Committee may deem relevant, but the Committee may not increase the amount of any Performance Award payable to any Participant above the amount established in accordance with the relevant Performance Goals with respect to any Performance Award intended to qualify as performance-based compensation.

13.4   Misconduct of a Participant.   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan, the Committee, in its sole discretion, may establish procedures, at or before the time that an Award is granted (or, with the consent of the Participant, after such time), in the applicable Award Agreement or in a separate agreement, providing for the forfeiture or cancellation of such Award (whether vested or unvested), or the disgorgement of gains from the exercise, vesting or settlement of the Award, in each case to be applied if the Participant engages in conduct detrimental to the Company. For purposes of this Plan, conduct detrimental to the Company may include conduct that the Committee in its sole discretion determines (a) to be injurious or prejudicial to any interest of the Company or any of its Affiliates, or

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(b) to otherwise violate a policy, procedure or rule applicable to the Participant with respect to the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or if the Participant incurs a Termination of Employment for Cause.

13.5   No Additional Obligation.   Nothing contained in the Plan shall prevent the Company or an Affiliate from adopting, other or additional compensation or benefit arrangements for its employees.

13.6   Withholding.   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, the Participant shall pay to the Company (or other entity identified by the Committee), or make arrangements satisfactory to the Company or other entity identified by the Committee regarding the payment of, any federal, state, or local taxes of any kind (including any employment taxes) required by law to be withheld with respect to such income. The obligations of the Company under the Plan shall be conditional on such payment or arrangements, and the Company and its Affiliates shall, to the extent permitted by law, have the right to deduct any such taxes from any payment otherwise due to the Participant. Subject to approval by the Committee, a Participant may elect to have such tax withholding obligation satisfied, in whole or in part, by (i) authorizing the Company to withhold from shares of Stock to be issued pursuant to any Award a number of shares with an aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date the withholding is effected) that would satisfy the required statutory minimum (but no more than such required minimum) with respect to the Company’s withholding obligation, or (ii) transferring to the Company shares of Stock owned by the Participant with an aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date the withholding is effected) that would satisfy the required statutory minimum (but no more than such required minimum) with respect to the Company’s withholding obligation.

13.7   Controlling Law.   The Plan and all Awards made and actions taken thereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Georgia (other than its law respecting choice of law). The Plan shall be construed to comply with all applicable law and to avoid liability to the Company, an Affiliate or a Participant. In the event of litigation arising in connection with actions under the Plan, the parties to such litigation shall submit to the jurisdiction of courts located in Fulton or Gwinett County, Georgia, or to the federal district court that encompasses said counties.

13.8   Offset.   Any amounts owed to the Company or an Affiliate by the Participant of whatever nature may be offset by the Company from the value of any Award to be transferred to the Participant, and no Stock, cash or other thing of value under this Plan or an Agreement shall be transferred unless and until all disputes between the Company and the Participant have been fully and finally resolved and the Participant has waived all claims to such against the Company or an Affiliate.

13.9   Nontransferability; Beneficiaries.   Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Agreement, no Award or Stock subject to an Award shall be assignable or transferable by the Participant, otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution or pursuant to a beneficiary designation, and Awards shall be exercisable during the Participant’s lifetime only by the Participant (or by the Participant’s Representative in the event of the Participant’s incapacity); provided, however, under no circumstances may a Participant assign transfer an Award or Stock subject to an Award for consideration unless pursuant to a Domestic Relations Order. Each Participant may designate a Beneficiary to exercise any Option or Stock Appreciation Right or receive any Award held by the Participant at the time of the Participant’s death or to be assigned any other Award outstanding at the time of the Participant’s death. No Award or Stock subject to an Award shall be subject to the debts of a Participant or Beneficiary or subject to attachment or execution or process in any court action or proceeding unless otherwise provided in this Plan. If a deceased Participant has named no Beneficiary, any Award held by the Participant at the time of death shall be transferred as provided in his or her will or by the laws of descent and distribution. Except in the case of the holder’s incapacity, only the holder may exercise an Option or Stock Appreciation Right.

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relationship between a Participant and the Company or an Affiliate if there is a written contract regarding such relationship. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment between the Company or an Affiliate and a Participant. The Company or an Affiliate and each of the Participants continue to have the right to terminate the employment or service relationship at any time for any reason, except as provided in a written contract. The Company or an Affiliate shall have no obligation to retain the Participant in its employ or service as a result of this Plan. There shall be no inference as to the length of employment or service hereby, and the Company or an Affiliate reserves the same rights to terminate the Participant’s employment or service as existed prior to the individual becoming a Participant in this Plan.

13.11   Limits on Repricing and Regranting of Awards.   Notwithstanding anything else contained herein except Sections 4.5, 11.2 and 13.12 hereof, unless approved by the Company’s shareholders; in no event may the Exercise Price per share of Stock covered by and Option, or the Exercise Price of a Stock Appreciation Right, be reduced, directly or indirectly, through the technique commonly known as “repricing” or through the cancellation and regrant of such Award; and no outstanding Award may be submitted for another type of Award.

13.12   Awards in Substitution for Awards Granted by Other Corporations.   Awards may be granted under the Plan from time to time in substitution for awards held by employees, directors or service providers of other corporations who are about to become officers or employees of the Company or an Affiliate as the result of a merger or consolidation of the employing corporation with the Company or an Affiliate, or the acquisition by the Company or an Affiliate of the assets of the employing corporation, or the acquisition by the Company or Affiliate of the share of the employing corporation, as the result of which it becomes an Affiliate. The terms and conditions of the Awards so granted may vary from the terms and conditions set forth in this Plan at the time of such grant as the Committee may deem appropriate to conform, in whole or in part, to the provisions of the awards in substitution for which they are granted and to ensure that the requirements imposed under Code Sections 409A and 424 are met.

13.13   Delivery of Stock Certificates.   To the extent the Company uses certificates to represent shares of Stock, certificates to be delivered to Participants under this Plan shall be deemed delivered for all purposes when the Company or a stock transfer agent of the Company shall have mailed such certificates in the United States mail, addressed to the Participant, at the Participant’s last known address on file with the Company. Any reference in this Section or elsewhere in the Plan or an Agreement to actual stock certificates and/or the delivery of actual stock certificates shall be deemed satisfied by the electronic record-keeping and electronic delivery of shares of Stock or other mechanism then utilized by the Company and its agents for reflecting ownership of such shares.

13.14   Indemnification.   To the maximum extent permitted under the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and by-laws, each person who is or shall have been a member of the Committee, or of the Board, shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Company against and from (a) any loss, cost, liability or expense (including attorneys’ fees) that may be imposed upon or reasonably incurred by him or her in connection with or resulting from any claim, action, suit or proceeding to which he or she may be a party or in which he or she may be involved by reason of any action taken or failure to act under this Plan or any Award Agreement, and (b) from any and all amounts paid by him or her in settlement thereof, with the Company’s prior written approval, or paid by him or her in satisfaction of any judgment in any such claim, action, suit or proceeding against him or her; provided, however, that he or she shall give the Company an opportunity, at its own expense, to handle and defend the same before he or she undertakes to handle and defend it on his or her own behalf. The foregoing right of indemnification shall not be exclusive of any other rights of indemnification to which such persons may be entitled under the Company’s Articles of Incorporation or by-laws, by contract, as a matter of law or otherwise, or under any power that the Company may have to indemnify them or hold them harmless.

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13.15   Severability.   If any provision of this Plan shall for any reason be held to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not effect any other provision hereby, and this Plan shall be construed as if such invalid or unenforceable provision were omitted.

13.16   Successors and Assigns.   This Plan shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon each successor and assign of the Company. All obligations imposed upon a Participant, and all rights granted to the Company hereunder, shall be binding upon the Participant’s heirs, legal representatives and successors.

13.17   Entire Agreement.   This Plan and the Agreements constitute the entire agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof and thereof, provided that in the event of any inconsistency between the Plan and the Agreement, the terms and conditions of this Plan shall control.

13.18   Term.   No Award shall be granted under the Plan after the tenth anniversary of the Effective Date.

13.19   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.

13.20   Headings.   The headings contained in this Plan are for reference purposes only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of this Plan.