(d)Repricing Prohibited. Except as otherwise provided in Section 15, without the prior approval of the Company’s stockholders: (i) the Strike Price of a SAR may not be directly or indirectly reduced; (ii) a SAR may not be cancelled in exchange for cash, an Option or SAR with an Exercise Price or Strike Price that is less than the Strike Price of the original SAR, any other Award or otherwise; and the Company may not purchase a SAR for value from a Participant if the current Fair Market Value is less than the SAR’s Strike Price.
(e)Vesting. The SAR will be subject to a Restricted Period that specifies a forfeiture in accordance with a vesting schedule to be determined by the Administrator; provided, however, that no SAR may provide for or permit any portion of the Award to vest sooner than 12 months after the Date of Grant. The Administrator in its discretion may provide for an acceleration of vesting in the terms of any SAR upon the death or Disability of a Participant or in the event of a Sale of the Company. The Administrator may not grant a SAR that is, in whole or in part, vested on the Date of Grant and not subject to a Restricted Period.
(f)Exercise and Settlement. On delivery to the Administrator of a written request to exercise a SAR, the holder will be entitled to receive from the Company, an amount equal to the product of (i) the excess of the Fair Market Value on the date of exercise over the Strike Price specified in the Award Agreement, multiplied by (ii) the number of Shares for which the SAR is being exercised. Settlement with respect to the exercise of a SAR will be on the date of exercise and may be made in the form of Shares valued at Fair Market Value on the date of exercise (with or without restrictions as to substantial risk of forfeiture and transferability, as determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion), cash or a combination of Shares and cash, as determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion.
(g)Reduction in the Underlying Option Shares. On the exercise of a SAR granted in tandem with an Option, the number of Shares for which the related Option is exercisable will be reduced by the number of Shares for which the SAR has been exercised. The number of Shares for which a tandem SAR is exercisable will be reduced on any exercise of any related Option by the number of Shares for which the Option has been exercised.
(h)Written Request. Unless otherwise determined by the Administrator in its sole discretion, SARs will be settled in Shares. If permitted in the Award Agreement, a Participant may request that any exercise of a SAR be settled for cash, but a Participant will not have any right to demand a cash settlement. A request for a cash settlement may be made only by a written request filed with the Corporate Secretary of the Company during the period beginning on the third business day following the date of release for publication by the Company of quarterly or annual summary statements of earnings and ending on the twelfth business day following that date. Within 30 days of the receipt by the Company of a written request to receive cash in full or partial settlement of a SAR or to exercise the SAR for cash, the Administrator will, in its sole discretion, either consent to or disapprove, in whole or in part, the written request. A written request to receive cash in full or partial settlement of a SAR or to exercise a SAR for cash may provide that, if the Administrator disapproves the written request, the written request will be treated as an exercise of the SAR for Shares.
(i)Disapproval by Administrator. If the Administrator disapproves in whole or in part any request by a Participant to receive cash in full or partial settlement of a SAR or to