(e)Decisions Final. All decisions made by the Administrator under the provisions of the Plan will be final and binding on the Company and the Participants, unless a decision is determined by a court having jurisdiction to be arbitrary and capricious.
(i)General. The Board may delegate administration of the Plan to a Committee or Committees of one or more members of the Board, and the term “Committee” applies to any Person or Persons to whom that authority has been delegated. If administration is delegated to a Committee, the Committee will have, in connection with the administration of the Plan, the powers theretofore possessed by the Board, including the power to delegate to a subcommittee any of the administrative powers the Committee is authorized to exercise (and references in the Plan to the Administrator will thereafter be to the Committee or subcommittee), subject, however, to such resolutions, consistent with the provisions of the Plan, as the Board may adopt. The Board may abolish the Committee at any time and re-vest in the Board the administration of the Plan. The members of the Committee will be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Board may increase or decrease the size of the Committee, add additional members to, remove members (with or without Cause) from, appoint new members in substitution therefor, and fill vacancies, however caused, in the Committee. The Committee shall act by a vote of the majority of its members or, in the case of a Committee comprised of only two members, the unanimous consent of its members, whether present or not, or by the written consent of the majority of its members and shall keep minutes of all of its meetings. Subject to the limitations prescribed by the Plan and the Board, the Committee shall establish and follow such rules and regulations for the conduct of its business as it may determine to be advisable.
(ii)Committee Composition when Registration is Required. Whenever any class of the Company’s common equity securities is required to be registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act, in the discretion of the Board, a Committee may consist solely of two or more Eligible Directors. The Board has sole discretion to determine whether it intends to comply with the exemption requirements of either Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act or Code Section 162(m). However, if the Board intends to satisfy such exemption requirements with respect to Awards to any Participant who is a Covered Employee or is reasonably anticipated to become a Covered Employee during the term of the Award, or to any Officer or Director, the Committee will at all times consist solely of two or more Eligible Directors. Within the scope of that authority, the Board or the Committee may (1) delegate to a committee of one or more members of the Board who are not “outside directors” within the meaning of Code Section 162(m) the authority to grant Awards to eligible individuals who are not Covered Employees and not expected to be Covered Employees at the time of recognition of income resulting from the Award or with respect to whom the Company does not wish to comply with Code Section 162(m); or (2) delegate to a committee of one or more members of the Board who are not “non-employee directors” within the meaning of Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act the authority to grant Awards to eligible individuals who are not Officers, Directors, “beneficial owners” (as defined in Rule 16a-1(a)(1) under the Exchange Act) of more than 10% of any class of equity securities of the Company registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act. Nothing in this Section 3(f)(ii) is intended to create an inference that an Award granted other than by a committee of the Board consisting at all times solely of two or more Eligible Directors is not validly granted under the Plan.