Appendices

Appendices

Exhibit A to Proxy Statement

Information Required to Have a Nominee of a Stockholder Considered by the Corporate Governance Committee for Election at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

To have a nominee considered by the Corporate Governance Committee for election at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, a stockholder must submit the recommendation with the information set forth below in writing to our Secretary at our corporate headquarters no later than January 19, 2018 and no sooner than December 20, 2017.

  • The name and address of the candidate; and 
  • A brief biographical description of the candidate, including the candidate’s occupation for at least the last five years, and a statement of the qualifications of the candidate taking into account the qualifications requirements set forth in our Guidelines as well as:
  1. the name and address, as they appear on our books, of the stockholder and the name and address of any beneficial owner on whose behalf a nomination is being made and the names and addresses of their affiliates,
  2. the class and number of shares of stock held of record and beneficially by such stockholder, and any such beneficial owner or affiliate, and the date such shares were acquired,
  3. a description of any agreement, arrangement or understanding regarding such nomination between or among such stockholder, beneficial owners, affiliates or any other persons (including their names) acting in concert with any of the foregoing, and a representation that the stockholder will notify us in writing of any such agreement, arrangement or understanding in effect as of the record date for the meeting promptly following the later of the record date or the date notice of the record date is first publicly disclosed,
  4. a description of any agreement, arrangement or understanding (including any derivative or short positions, profit interests, options, hedging transactions and borrowed or loaned shares) that has been entered into as of the date of the notice of nomination by, or on behalf of, such stockholder, beneficial owners or affiliates the effect or intent of which is to mitigate loss to, manage risk or benefit from share price changes for, or increase or decrease the voting power of such stockholder, beneficial owners or affiliates with respect to shares of our capital stock and a representation that the stockholder will notify us in writing of any such agreement, arrangement or understanding in effect as of the record date for the meeting promptly following the later of the record date or the date notice of the record date is first publicly disclosed,
  5. a description in reasonable detail of any proxy (including revocable proxies), contract, arrangement, understanding or other relationship pursuant to which such stockholder, beneficial owners or affiliates have a right to vote any shares of our capital stock,
  6. a representation that the stockholder is a holder of record of our capital stock entitled to vote at the meeting and intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to propose such nomination,
  7. all information regarding each stockholder nominee that would be required to be set forth in a definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC pursuant to Section 14 of the Exchange Act, and the written consent of each stockholder nominee to being named in a proxy statement as a nominee and to serve if elected,
  8. a description of all direct and indirect compensation and other material monetary agreements, arrangements and understandings during the past three years, and any other material relationships, between or among such stockholder, beneficial owners, affiliates or others acting in concert therewith, including all information that would be required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 404 promulgated under Regulation S-K if such stockholder, beneficial owner or any person acting in concert therewith, were the “registrant” for purposes of such rule and the stockholder nominee were a director or executive of such registrant,
  9. a statement of whether the stockholder nominee agrees to tender a resignation if he or she fails to receive the required vote for re-election, in accordance with the Guidelines and Section 3.3 of the Bylaws, and
  10. all other information that would be required to be filed with the SEC if the stockholder, beneficial owner or affiliate were a participant in a solicitation subject to Section 14 of the Exchange Act or any successor statute thereto.

We may require any stockholder nominee to furnish such other information as we may reasonably require to determine the eligibility of the stockholder nominee to serve as one of our directors.

Exhibit B to Proxy Statement

Non-GAAP Reconciliation for Consolidated AEBITDA

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(1) Segment operating income represents net income plus interest expense (net of interest income) and other, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, unallocated corporate overhead, acquisition and integration costs and share-based compensation expense.
(2) Please note that the amount set forth in this line item excludes the amount set forth in the line item below entitled “acquisition and integration costs.” Acquisition and integration costs are a subset of unallocated corporate overhead.
(3) AEBITDA represents net income plus interest expense (net of interest income) and other, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, acquisition and integration costs, and share-based compensation expense. Management believes that AEBITDA provides an effective measure of our results, as it excludes certain items that management believes are not indicative of our operating performance and considers measures used in credit facilities. AEBITDA is not intended to represent cash flows for the period, nor has it been presented as an alternative to income from operations or net income as an indicator of operating performance. Although management believes that some of the items excluded from AEBITDA are not indicative of our operating performance, these items do impact the statement of comprehensive income, and management therefore utilizes AEBITDA as an operating performance measure in conjunction with GAAP measures such as net income.
(4) Pre-bonus AEBITDA represents AEBITDA, less the payout of bonuses.

Exhibit C to Proxy Statement

AMN Healthcare 2017 Senior Executive Incentive Bonus Plan

I. Purpose

The purpose of this Plan is to establish a program of incentive compensation for designated officers and key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and divisions that is directly related to the performance results of the Company and such officers and employees. This Plan provides annual incentives, contingent upon continued employment and meeting certain corporate goals, to certain key employees who make substantial contributions to the Company.

II. Definitions

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

“Bonus Award” means the award, as determined by the Committee, to be granted to a Participant based on that Participant’s level of attainment of his or her goals established in accordance with Articles IV and V.

“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any successor Code, and related rules, regulations, and interpretations.

“Committee” means a committee selected by the Board to administer this Plan and composed of not less than two directors, each of whom is an “outside director” (within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code).

“Company” means AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. and each of its subsidiaries.

“Designated Beneficiary” means the beneficiary or beneficiaries designated in accordance with Article XII hereof to receive the amount, if any, payable under this Plan upon the Participant’s death.

“162(m) Bonus Award” means a Bonus Award that is intended to qualify for the performance-based compensation exception to Section 162(m) of the Code, as further described in Article VII.

“Participant” means any officer or key employee designated by the Committee to participate in this Plan.

“Performance Criteria” means objective performance criteria established by the Committee with respect to 162(m) Bonus Awards. Performance Criteria shall be measured in terms of one or more of the following objectives, described as such objectives relate to Company-wide objectives or of the subsidiary, division, department or function with the Company or subsidiary in which the Participant is employed or for which he or she bears some responsibility: (i) market value; (ii) book value; (iii) earnings or earnings per share (either basic or diluted), in each case, either before or after taxes (and as may be objectively adjusted as determined by the Committee, including, without limitation, adjustments for stock compensation expense, integration expenses, incentive awards recorded in the Company’s financial books and records, including annual and long-term incentive awards, extraordinary legal costs (including damages, settlements and attorneys’ fees), changes in United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) treatment of revenue or expenses, discontinued operations, goodwill and other identified asset impairments, depreciation and amortization, and expenses resulting from severance arrangements with terminated employees); (iv) market share; (v) operating profit;(vi) net income; (vii) cash flow; (viii) return on capital or invested capital; (ix) return on assets; (x) return on equity; (xi) margins;(xii) total shareholder return; (xiii) sales or product volume growth; (xiv) productivity improvement or ratios; (xv) costs or expenses; (xvi) net debt reduction; (xvii) earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (and other objective adjustments as may be determined by the Committee, including, without limitation, stock compensation expense, integration expenses, incentive awards recorded in the Company’s financial books and records, including annual and long-term incentive awards, extraordinary legal costs (including damages, settlements and attorneys’ fees), changes in GAAP treatment of revenue or expenses, discontinued operations, goodwill and other identified asset impairments, and expenses resulting from severance arrangements with terminated employees); (xviii) unit volume;(xix) net sales; (xx) balance sheet measurements; (xxi) selling, general and administrative expenses (including, without limitation, SG&A as a percentage of revenue or similar ratios);(xxii) revenue; (xxiii) the Company’s stock price or its enterprise value; (xxiv) completion of acquisitions or business expansion;(xxv) operating income; or (xxvi) any other objective value-based performance measure. Any of the foregoing criteria may be measured in absolute terms or as compared to the results of a peer group, other group of comparable companies selected by the Committee, or an index.

Each grant of a 162(m) Bonus Award shall specify the Performance Criteria to be achieved, a minimum acceptable level of achievement below which no payment or award will be made, a formula for determining the amount of any payment or award to be made, if any, if performance is at or above the minimum acceptable level but falls short of full achievement of the specified Performance Criteria, and the maximum amount that can be paid under the Bonus Award.

Subject to Section VII below, if the Committee determines that a change in the business, operations, corporate structure or capital structure of the Company, or the manner in which it conducts its business, or other events or circumstances render the Performance Criteria to be unsuitable, the Committee may modify such Performance Criteria or the related minimum acceptable level of achievement, in whole or in part, as the Committee deems appropriate and equitable. Without limiting the foregoing, and subject to Section VII below, the Committee shall in its discretion adjust any evaluation of performance under a Performance Criterion to exclude or include any of the following events that occurs during a Performance Period: (a) gains or losses on sales or dispositions, (b) asset write-downs, which may include without limitation goodwill and other identified intangible asset impairments, (c) changes in tax law or rate, including the impact on deferred tax liabilities, (d) the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles or changes in accounting policies, including changes in GAAP treatment of revenue and expenses, (e) events of an “unusual nature” and/or of a type that indicate “infrequency of occurrence,” as defined in FASB Accounting Standards Update 2015—01, (f) acquisitions occurring after the start of a Performance Period, integration expenses related to acquisitions, or unbudgeted costs incurred related to future acquisitions, (g) operations discontinued, divested or restructured, including severance costs, (h) gains or losses on refinancing or extinguishment of debt, (i) foreign exchange gains and losses, (j) all or any portion of litigation expenses (including attorneys’ fees, court costs and other out-of-pocket expenses), amounts paid as damages, claim judgments, or settlements, (k) stock compensation expense, (l) expenses resulting from severance arrangements with terminated employees, (m) incentive awards recorded in the Company’s financial books and records, including annual and long-term incentive awards,(n) depreciation and amortization and (o) any objective similar event or condition specified by the Committee.

“Performance Period” means the period during which performance is measured to determine the level of attainment of a Bonus Award, which may be based on the fiscal year of the Company and which may be for a period of one or more years or for a portion of a year. There may be overlapping Performance Periods under this Plan.

“Plan” means the AMN Healthcare 2017 Senior Executive Incentive Bonus Plan, as may be amended from time to time.

III. Eligibility

Participants in this Plan shall be selected by the Committee for each Performance Period from those officers and key employees of the Company and its subsidiaries whose efforts contribute materially to the success of the Company. No employee shall be a Participant unless he or she is selected by the Committee, in its sole discretion. No employee shall at any time have the right to be selected as a Participant nor, having been selected as a Participant for one Performance Period, to be selected as a Participant in any other Performance Period.

IV. Administration

The Committee, in its sole discretion, will determine eligibility for participation, establish the maximum award which may be earned by each Participant (which may be expressed in terms of dollar amount, percentage of salary or any other measurement), establish goals for each Participant (which may be objective or subjective, and based on individual, Company, subsidiary and/or division performance), calculate and determine each Participant’s level of attainment of such goals, and calculate the Bonus Award for each Participant based upon such level of attainment.

Except as otherwise herein expressly provided, full power and authority to construe, interpret, and administer this Plan shall be vested in the Committee, including the power to amend or terminate this Plan as further described in Article XV. The Committee may at any time adopt such rules, regulations, policies, or practices as, in its sole discretion, it shall determine to be necessary or appropriate for the administration of, or the performance of its respective responsibilities under, this Plan. The Committee may at any time amend, modify, suspend, or terminate such rules, regulations, policies, or practices. The Committee may appoint delegates to assist in administering this Plan. The Committee and each member thereof shall be entitled to, in good faith, rely or act upon any report or other information furnished to it or him by any officer or employee of the Company, the Company’s certified public accountants, consultants or any other agent assisting in the administration of this Plan. All determinations and decisions made by the Committee or the Board, and any delegate of the Committee pursuant to the provisions of this Plan shall be final, conclusive and binding on all persons, and shall be given the maximum deference permitted by law.

Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of this Plan, except in the case of a 162(m) Bonus Award, (i) the Board may at any time or from time to time resolve to administer this Plan and, in such case, references herein to the Committee shall mean the Board when so acting as the Committee, and (ii) when the Committee is acting and not the Board, all of the Committee’s material decisions under this Plan will be subject to ratification by the Board.

V. Bonus Awards

The Committee, based upon information to be supplied by management of the Company and, where determined as necessary by the Board, the ratification of the Board, will establish for each Performance Period a maximum award (and, if the Committee deems appropriate, a threshold and target award) and goals relating to Company, subsidiary, divisional, departmental and/or functional performance for each Participant and communicate such award levels and goals to each Participant prior to or during the Performance Period for which such award may be made. Bonus Awards will be earned by each Participant based upon the level of attainment of his or her goals during the applicable Performance Period and other terms and conditions as the Committee determines; provided that the Committee may reduce the amount of any Bonus Award in its sole and absolute discretion. As soon as reasonably practicable after the end of the applicable Performance Period, the Committee shall determine the level of attainment of the goals for each Participant and the Bonus Award that may be made to each Participant.

VI. Payment of Bonus Awards

A Participant who has a change in status that results in being ineligible to participate in this Plan or eligible in more than one variable pay plan, including this Plan, in a Performance Period may receive a prorated Bonus Award, if any (as determined by the Committee at the end of the Performance Period), under this Plan; the method in which a Bonus Award is prorated shall be determined by the Company in its sole discretion.

Bonus Awards earned during any Performance Period shall be paid as soon as reasonably practicable following the end of such Performance Period and the determination of the amount thereof shall be made by the Committee, and in no event shall Bonus Awards earned for any Performance Period be paid later than March 15 of the year following the end of the Performance Period. Payment of Bonus Awards shall be made in the form of cash. Bonus Award amounts earned but not yet paid will not accrue interest. A Participant who terminates due to permanent disability (as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion), participation in a reduction in force or death may, at the Committee’s discretion, receive a prorated Bonus Award. The method in which a Bonus Award is prorated shall be determined by the Committee.

VII. 162(m) Bonus Awards

Unless determined otherwise by the Committee, each Bonus Award to a “covered employee” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code awarded under this Plan shall be a 162(m) Bonus Award and will be subject to the following requirements, notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary:

(a) No 162(m) Bonus Award may be paid unless and until the shareholders of the Company have approved this Plan (and to the extent required by Section 162(m) of the Code, re-approved this Plan) in a manner that complies with the shareholder approval requirements of Section 162(m) of the Code.

(b) A 162(m) Bonus Award may be made only by a Committee that is comprised solely of not less than two directors, each of whom is an “outside director” (within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code).

(c) The performance goals to which a 162(m) Bonus Award is subject must be based solely on Performance Criteria. Such performance goals, and the maximum, target and/or threshold (as applicable) bonus amount payable upon attainment thereof, must be established by the Committee within the time limits and in the manner required in order for the 162(m) Bonus Award to qualify for the performance-based compensation exception to Section 162(m) of the Code.

(d) No 162(m) Bonus Award may be paid until the Committee has certified the level of attainment of the applicable Performance Criteria.

(e) No Participant shall receive a payment with respect to a Bonus Award under the Plan with respect to any Performance Period of one year having a value in excess of$3,000,000; provided, however, that (i) such maximum amount shall be proportionately adjusted with respect to Performance Periods that are less than or greater than one year in duration, and (ii) if there are two or more Performance Periods that end during any calendar year, in no event shall the aggregate amount payable to any Participant with respect to all such Performance Periods for such calendar year exceed $10,000,000.

(f) The Committee may reduce the amount of any Bonus Award in its sole and absolute discretion.

VIII. Reorganization or Discontinuance

The obligations of the Company under this Plan shall be binding upon any successor corporation or organization resulting from merger, consolidation or other reorganization of the Company, or upon any successor corporation or organization succeeding to substantially all of the assets and business of the Company. The Company will make appropriate provision for the preservation of Participants’ rights under this Plan in any agreement or plan that it may enter into or adopt to effect any such merger, consolidation, reorganization, or transfer of assets.

If the business conducted by the Company shall be discontinued, any previously earned and unpaid Bonus Awards under this Plan shall become immediately payable to the Participants then entitled thereto.

IX. Non-Alienation of Benefits

A Participant may not assign, sell, encumber, transfer, or otherwise dispose of any rights or interests under this Plan except by will or the laws of descent and distribution. Any attempted disposition in contravention of the preceding sentence shall be null and void.

X. No Claim or Right to Plan Participation

No employee or other person shall have any claim or right to be selected as a Participant under this Plan. Neither this Plan nor any action taken pursuant to this Plan shall be construed as giving any employee any right to be retained in the employ of the Company. At no time before the actual payment to Participants under this Plan shall any Participant accrue any vested interest or right whatsoever under this Plan except as otherwise stated in this Plan.

The selection of an individual for participation in this Plan shall not give such Participant any right to be retained in the employ of the Company, and the right of the Company to dismiss such Participant or to terminate any arrangement pursuant to which any such Participant provides services to the Company, with or without cause, is specifically reserved. No person shall have claim to a Bonus Award under this Plan, except as otherwise provided for herein, or to continued participation under this Plan. There is no obligation for uniformity of treatment of Participants under this Plan. It is expressly agreed and understood that the employment of a Participant is terminable at the will of either party and, if such Participant is a party to an employment agreement with the Company, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Participant’s employment agreement.

XI. Taxes

The Company shall have the right to withhold and deduct from all amounts payable under this Plan all federal, state, local, and other taxes required by law to be withheld with respect to such amounts.

XII. Designation and Change of Beneficiary

Each Participant may indicate upon notice to him or her by the Committee of his or her right to receive a Bonus Award a designation of one or more persons as the Designated Beneficiary who shall be entitled to receive the amount, if any, payable under this Plan upon the death of the Participant. Such designation shall be in writing to the Committee. A Participant may, from time to time, revoke or change his or her Designated Beneficiary without the consent of any prior Designated Beneficiary by filing a written designation with the Committee. The last such designation received by the Committee shall be controlling; provided, however, that no designation, or change or revocation thereof, shall be effective unless received by the Committee prior to the Participant’s death, and in no event shall it be effective as of a date prior to such receipt.

XII. Payments to Persons Other Than the Recipient

If the Committee shall find that any person to whom any amount is payable under this Plan is unable to care for his or her affairs because of incapacity, illness or accident, or is a minor, or has died, then any payment due to such person or his or her estate (unless a prior claim therefor has been made by a duly appointed legal representative) may, if the Committee so directs, be paid to his or her spouse, a child, a relative, an institution maintaining or having custody of such person, or any other person deemed by the Committee, in its sole discretion, to be a proper recipient on behalf of such person otherwise entitled to payment. Any such payment shall be a complete discharge of the liability of the Company therefor.

XIV. No Liability of Committee Members

No member of the Committee shall be personally liable by reason of any contract or other instrument related to this Plan executed by such member or on his or her behalf in his or her capacity as a member of the Committee, nor for any mistake of judgment made in good faith, and the Company shall indemnify and hold harmless each employee, officer, or director of the Company to whom any duty or power relating to the administration or interpretation of this Plan may be allocated or delegated, against any cost or expense (including legal fees, disbursements and other related charges) or liability (including any sum paid in settlement of a claim with the approval of the Board) arising out of any act or omission to act in connection with this Plan unless arising out of such person’s own fraud or bad faith.

XV. Termination or Amendment of the Bonus Plan

The Committee may amend, suspend, or terminate this Plan at any time; provided, however, that no amendment, suspension or termination shall be made that would (i) increase the amount of compensation payable pursuant to such Bonus Award, or (ii) cause compensation that is, or may become, payable hereunder to fail to qualify for the performance-based compensation exception to Section 162(m) of the Code.

In the case of Participants employed outside the United States, the Company may vary the provisions of this Plan as deemed appropriate to conform with, as required by, or made desirable by, local laws, practices and procedures.

XVI. Section 162(m) of the Code; Bifurcation of this Plan

It is the intent of the Company that, unless the Committee expressly deems otherwise, this Plan and the Bonus Awards made under this Plan to Participants who are or are reasonably likely to become persons whose compensation is subject to Section 162(m) of the Code during an applicable tax year satisfy any applicable requirements to be treated as qualified performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code. The provisions of this Plan may at any time be bifurcated by the Board or the Committee so that certain provisions of this Plan or any Bonus Award intended to satisfy the applicable requirements of Section 162(m) of the Code are only applicable to persons whose compensation is subject to Section 162(m) of the Code.

XVII. Section 409A

It is intended that payments under this Plan qualify as short-term deferrals and is exempt from the requirements of Section 409A of the Code, except to the extent a Participant has made a timely election to defer the payment of all or any portion of a Bonus Award under a Company-sponsored non-qualified deferred compensation plan or arrangement, provided that the terms of such non-qualified deferred compensation plan or arrangement shall govern the payment of such Bonus Award. If any Bonus Award does not qualify for treatment as an exempt short-term deferral, it is intended that such amount will be paid in a manner that satisfies the requirements of Section 409A of the Code. This Plan shall be interpreted and construed accordingly.

XVIII. Clawback

Notwithstanding any other provisions in this Plan, any Bonus Award that is subject to deduction, clawback, or recovery under any law, government regulation, stock exchange listing requirement or Company policy, will be subject to such deduction, clawback, or recovery as may be required to be made pursuant to such law, government regulation, or stock exchange listing requirement or any policy adopted by the Company pursuant to any such law, government regulation, or stock exchange listing requirement. The action permitted to be taken under this Article XVIII is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any and all other rights of the Committee, Board and/or the Company under applicable law and shall apply notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Plan.

XIX. Severability

If any portion of this Plan is deemed to be in conflict with local law, that portion of this Plan, and that portion only, will be deemed void under local law. All other provisions of this Plan will remain in effect. Furthermore, if any provision of this Plan would cause Bonus Awards not to constitute performance- based compensation with regard to a “covered employee,” as defined in Section 162(m) of the Code, that provision shall be severed from, and shall be deemed not to be a part of, this Plan, but the other provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect.

XX. Unfunded Plan

Participants shall have no right, title, or interest whatsoever in or to any investments that the Company may make to aid it in meeting its obligations under this Plan. Nothing contained in this Plan, and no action taken pursuant to its provisions, shall create or be construed to create a trust of any kind, or a fiduciary relationship between the Company and any Participant, Designated Beneficiary, legal representative, or any other person. To the extent that any person acquires a right to receive payments from the Company under this Plan, such right shall be no greater than the right of an unsecured general creditor of the Company. All payments to be made hereunder shall be paid from the general funds of the Company and no special or separate fund shall be established and no segregation of assets shall be made to assure payment of such amounts except as expressly set forth in this Plan.

This Plan is not intended to be subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.

XXI. Governing Law

The terms of this Plan and all rights thereunder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to principles of conflict of laws.

XXII. Other Compensation

Neither the establishment of this Plan nor the grant of a Bonus Award pursuant to this Plan shall prevent the Company from establishing other compensation plans or arrangements or making awards to any Participant pursuant to such other plans or arrangements.

XXIII. Effective Date

This Plan is effective as of April 19, 2017 or, if later, the date the Company’s stockholders approve the Plan.

Exhibit D to Proxy Statement

AMN HEALTHCARE 2017 EQUITY PLAN

SECTION 1. GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE PLAN; DEFINITIONS

The name of the plan is the AMN Healthcare 2017 Equity Plan (as may be amended from time to time, the “Plan”). The purpose of the Plan is to encourage and enable the officers, employees, directors, and other key persons (including consultants and prospective employees) of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and its Subsidiaries upon whose judgment, initiative and efforts the Company largely depends for the successful conduct of its business to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company. It is anticipated that providing such persons with a direct stake in the Company’s welfare will assure a closer identification of their interests with those of the Company and its stockholders, thereby stimulating their efforts on the Company’s behalf and strengthening their desire to remain with the Company. The following terms shall be defined as set forth below:

409A Award is defined in Section 13.

Administrator is defined in Section 2(a).

Award or Awards, except where referring to a particular category of grant under the Plan, shall include Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock Awards, Restricted Stock Unit Awards and Unrestricted Stock Awards.

Board means the Board of Directors of the Company.

Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any successor Code, and related rules, regulations, and interpretations.

Committee means the compensation committee of the Board or a similar committee performing the functions of the compensation committee and that is comprised of (unless the Board determines otherwise) not less than two Non-Employee Directors who are also Outside Directors.

Company is defined in the introductory paragraph of this Section 1.

Company’s Previous Equity Plan means the AMN Healthcare Equity Plan, as amended and restated, adopted by the Company’s stockholders on April 18, 2012.

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

Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.

Fair Market Value of the Stock on a given date means (i) if the Stock is listed or admitted to trading on any stock exchange, the closing price on the business day prior to such date as reported by such stock exchange (for example, on its official web site, such as www.nyse.com), or if there is no trading of Common Stock on such date, such closing price on the next preceding date on which there was trading in such shares, (ii) if the Common Stock is not listed or admitted to trading on a stock exchange, the mean between the lowest reported bid price and highest reported ask price of the Common Stock on such date in the over-the-counter market, as reported by such over-the-counter market (for example, on its official web site, such as www.otcbb.com), or if no official report exists, as reported by any publication of general circulation selected by the Company that regularly reports the market price of the shares of Stock in such market, or (iii) if the Common Stock is neither listed on an established securities exchange, national market system or automated quotation system nor regularly quoted by a recognized securities dealer, its Fair Market Value shall be established by the Committee with respect to such date.

GAAP is defined in Section 10.

Incentive Stock Option means any Stock Option designated and qualified as an “incentive stock option” as defined in Section 422 of the Code.

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

Non-Qualified Stock Option means any Stock Option that is not an Incentive Stock Option.

Option or Stock Option means any option to purchase shares of Stock granted pursuant to Section 5.

Option Award or Stock Option Award means any Award granted pursuant to Section 5.

Outside Director means a member of the Board who qualifies as an outside director within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code.

Parent means any corporation (other than the Company) in an unbroken chain of corporations ending with the Company, if each of the corporations other than the Company owns stock possessing 50% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such chain. A corporation that attains the status of a Parent on a date after the adoption of the Plan shall be considered a Parent commencing as of such date.

Performance-based Award is defined in Section 10.

Performance Criteria is defined in Section 10(a).

Performance Cycle means one or more periods of time, which may be of varying and overlapping durations, as the Administrator may select, over which the attainment of one or more performance criteria will be measured for the purpose of determining a grantee’s right to and the payment of a Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award. “Plan” is defined in the introductory paragraph of this Section 1.

Restricted Stock is defined in Section 7(a). “Restricted Stock Award” means any Award granted pursuant to Section 7.

Restricted Stock Unit Award means any Award granted pursuant to Section 8. “Sale Agreement” is defined in Section 3(g)(i).

Sale Event means the consummation of any of the following:

(a) the acquisition by any individual, entity or group (within the meaning of Section 13(d)(3) or 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) other than the Company, any of its Subsidiaries, an employee benefit plan maintained by the Company or a “person” who, prior to such transaction, directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, the Company (a “Person”) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act) of a majority of the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors;

(b) the sale of all or substantially all of the business or assets of the Company; or

(c) the consummation of a merger, consolidation or similar form of corporate transaction involving the Company that requires the approval of the Company’s stockholders, whether for such transaction or the issuance of securities in the transaction (a “Business Combination”), if immediately following such Business Combination:

(x) a Person is or becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of a majority of the combined voting power of the outstanding voting securities eligible to elect directors of the Parent Corporation (or, if there is no Parent Corporation, the Surviving Corporation), or

(y) the Company’s stockholders immediately prior to the Business Combination thereafter cease to beneficially own, directly or indirectly, a majority of the combined voting power of the outstanding voting securities eligible to elect directors of the Parent Corporation in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of the Company immediately prior to the Business Combination (or, if there is no Parent Corporation, the Surviving Corporation). “Surviving Corporation” shall mean the corporation resulting from a Business Combination, and “Parent Corporation” shall mean the ultimate parent corporation that directly or indirectly has beneficial ownership of a majority of the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the Surviving Corporation entitled to vote generally in the election of directors.

Section 409A means Section 409A of the Code and the regulations and other guidance promulgated thereunder.

Stock means the Company’s common stock, par value$.01 per share, subject to adjustments pursuant to Section 3.

Stock Appreciation Right means any Award granted pursuant to Section 6.

Subsidiary means any corporation (other than the Company) in an unbroken chain of corporations beginning with the Company, if each of the corporations other than the last corporation in the unbroken chain owns stock possessing 50% or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such chain. A corporation that attains the status of a Subsidiary on a date after the adoption of the Plan shall be considered a Subsidiary commencing as of such date.

Substitute Award means any Award granted pursuant to Section 3(h).

Ten Percent Owner means an employee who owns or is deemed to own (by reason of the attribution rules of Section 424(d) of the Code) more than 10 percent of the combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or any Parent or subsidiary corporation within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code.

Unrestricted Stock Award means any Award granted pursuant to Section 9.

SECTION 2. ADMINISTRATION OF PLAN; ADMINISTRATOR AUTHORITY TO SELECT GRANTEES AND DETERMINE AWARDS

(a) Committee. The Plan shall be administered by either the Board or the Committee (the Administrator). The Board shall have discretion to determine whether or not it intends the Plan (and actions thereunder) to comply with the exemption requirements of Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act and Section 162(m) of the Code or either of them. However, if the Board intends to satisfy such exemption requirements, with respect to Awards to any Covered Employee and with respect to any grantee subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act, the Committee, as applicable, shall be a compensation committee of the Board that at all times consists solely of two or more Non-Employee Directors who are also Outside Directors.

(b) Powers of Administrator. The Administrator shall have the power and authority to grant Awards consistent with the terms of the Plan, including the power and authority:

(i) to select the individuals to whom Awards may from time to time be granted;

(ii) to determine the time or times of grant, and the extent, if any, of Incentive Stock Options, Non-Qualified Stock Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock Awards, Restricted Stock Unit Awards and Unrestricted Stock Awards, or any combination of the foregoing, granted to any one or more grantees;

(iii) to determine the number of shares of Stock to be covered by any Award;

(iv) to determine and modify from time to time the terms and conditions, including restrictions, not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, of any Award, which terms and conditions may differ among individual Awards and grantees, and to approve the form of written instruments evidencing the Awards;

(v) to accelerate at any time the exercisability or vesting of all or any portion of any Award, including in the event of death or disability;

(vi) subject to the provisions of Section 5(c), to extend at any time the period in which Stock Options may be exercised; and

(vii) at any time to adopt, alter and repeal such rules, guidelines and practices for administration of the Plan and for its own acts and proceedings as it shall deem advisable; to interpret the terms and provisions of the Plan and any Award (including related written instruments); to make all determinations it deems advisable for the administration of the Plan; to decide all disputes arising in connection with the Plan; and to otherwise supervise the administration of the Plan.

All decisions and interpretations of the Administrator shall be binding on all persons, including the Company and Plan grantees.

(c) Delegation of Authority to Grant Awards. The Administrator, in its discretion, may delegate to the Chief Executive Officer of the Company all or part of the Administrator’s authority and duties with respect to the granting of Awards to individuals who are not subject to the reporting and other provisions of Section 16 of the Exchange Act or Covered Employees. Any such delegation by the Administrator shall include a limitation as to the amount of Awards that may be granted during the period of the delegation and shall contain guidelines as to the material terms and conditions of the Awards that are consistent with the terms of this Plan. The Administrator may revoke or amend the terms of a delegation at any time but such action shall not invalidate any prior actions of the Administrator’s delegate that were consistent with the terms of the Plan.

(d) Indemnification. Neither the Board nor the Committee, nor any member of either or any delegate thereof, shall be liable for any act, omission, interpretation, construction, or determination made in good faith in connection with the Plan, and the members of the Board and the Committee (and any delegate thereof) shall be entitled in all cases to indemnification and reimbursement by the Company in respect of any claim, loss, damage or expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising or resulting therefrom to the fullest extent permitted by law and/or under any directors’ and officers’ liability insurance coverage that may be in effect from time to time and/or any indemnification agreement between such individual and the Company.

SECTION 3. STOCK ISSUABLE UNDER THE PLAN; MERGERS; SUBSTITUTION

(a) Stock Issuable. Subject to adjustment as provided in this Section 3, a total of 3,165,776 shares of Stock shall be authorized for Awards granted under the Plan less one (1) share for every one (1) share granted under the Company’s Previous Equity Plan after February 22, 2017. After stockholder approval of this Plan, no awards may be granted under the Company’s Previous Equity Plan.

(b) Add-Back of Certain Shares. If (i) any shares of Stock subject to an Award are forfeited, an Award expires or otherwise terminates without issuance of shares of Stock, or an Award is settled for cash (in whole or in part) or otherwise does not result in the issuance of all or a portion of the shares of Stock subject to such Award (including on payment in shares of Stock on exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right), such shares of Stock shall, to the extent of such forfeiture, expiration, termination, cash settlement or non-issuance, be added to the shares of Stock available for grant under the Plan on a one-for-one basis or (ii) after February 22, 2017 any shares of Stock subject to an award under the Company’s Previous Equity Plan are forfeited, an award under the Company’s Previous Equity Plan expires or otherwise terminates without issuance of such shares of Stock, or an award under the Company’s Previous Equity Plan is settled for cash (in whole or in part), or otherwise does not result in the issuance of all or a portion of the shares of Stock subject to such award (including on payment in shares of Stock on exercise of a stock appreciation right), then, in each such case, the shares of Stock subject to the award under the Company’s Previous Equity Plan shall, to the extent of such forfeiture, expiration, termination, cash settlement or non-issuance, be added to the shares of Stock available for grant under the Plan on a one-for-one basis.

In the event that (i) any Option or other Award granted hereunder is exercised through the tendering of shares of Stock (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of shares of Stock by the Company, or (ii) withholding tax liabilities arising from such Option or other Award are satisfied by the tendering of shares of Stock (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of shares of Stock by the Company, then, in each such case, the shares of Stock so tendered or withheld shall be added to the shares of Stock available for grant under the Plan on a one-for-one basis. In the event that after February 22, 2017 (i) any option or award the Company’s Previous Equity Plan is exercised through the tendering of shares of Stock (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of shares of Stock by the Company, or (ii) withholding tax liabilities arising from such options or awards are satisfied by the tendering of shares of Stock (either actually or by attestation) or by the withholding of shares of Stock by the Company, then, in each such case, the shares of Stock so tendered or withheld shall be added to the shares of Stock available for grant under the Plan on a one-for-one basis.

(c) Intentionally Omitted.

(d) Individual Limitations. Subject to adjustment as provided in this Section 3, shares of Stock may be issued under this Plan up to such maximum number pursuant to any type of Award; provided, however, that Stock Options or Stock Appreciation Rights with respect to no more than 1,000,000 shares of Stock each may be granted to any one individual grantee during any one calendar year period. In addition, no more than 1,000,000 shares of Stock may be issued pursuant to the Plan as Incentive Stock Options. No Non-Employee Director may be granted, in any calendar year, Awards with a grant date fair value of more than $500,000. Grant date fair value is determined as of the grant date of the Award in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718 (or any successor thereto).

(e) Character of Shares. Any shares of Stock issued hereunder may consist, in whole or in part, of authorized and unissued shares, treasury shares or shares purchased in the open market or otherwise.

(f) Changes in Stock. Subject to Section 3(g) hereof, if, as a result of any reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, stock dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, extraordinary cash dividend or other similar change in the Company’s capital stock, the outstanding shares of Stock are increased or decreased or are exchanged for a different number or kind of shares or other securities of the Company, or additional shares or new or different shares or other securities of the Company or other non-cash assets are distributed with respect to such shares of Stock or other securities, or, if, as a result of any merger or consolidation, or sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, the outstanding shares of Stock are converted into or exchanged for a different number or kind of securities of the Company or any successor entity (or a parent or Subsidiary thereof), the Administrator shall make an appropriate or proportionate adjustment in (i) the maximum number of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan, (ii) the number of shares of Stock underlying Stock Options or Stock Appreciation Rights that can be granted to any one individual grantee and the maximum number of shares of Stock that may be granted under a Performance-based Award or that underlie Incentive Stock Options, (iii) the number and kind of shares or other securities subject to any then outstanding Awards, (iv) the repurchase price, if any, per share of Stock subject to each outstanding Restricted Stock Award, and (v) the price for each share of Stock subject to any then outstanding Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights, without changing the aggregate exercise price (i.e., the exercise price multiplied by the number of Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights) as to which such Stock Options and Stock Appreciation Rights remain exercisable. The adjustment by the Administrator shall be final, binding and conclusive. No fractional shares of Stock shall be issued under the Plan resulting from any such adjustment, but the Administrator in its discretion may make a cash payment in lieu of fractional shares.

The Administrator shall also adjust the number of shares of Stock subject to outstanding Awards and the exercise price and the terms of outstanding Awards in a proportionate manner to take into consideration material changes in accounting practices or principles, extraordinary dividends, acquisitions or dispositions of stock or property or any other similar event to avoid distortion in the operation of the Plan, provided that no such adjustment shall be made in the case of a Stock Option or Stock Appreciation Right, without the consent of the grantee, if it would constitute an adverse modification, extension or renewal of the Option within the meaning of Section 424(h) of the Code.

(g) Sale Event.

(i) If the Company is a party to a Sale Event, outstanding Awards shall be subject to the applicable agreement of merger, reorganization, or sale of assets (the “Sale Agreement”). The Sale Agreement need not treat all Awards in an identical manner, and it will provide for one or more of the following with respect to each Award:

(A) The continuation of the Award by the Company (if the Company is the surviving corporation).

(B) The assumption of the Award by the surviving corporation or its parent and, with respect to an Award that is subject to Section 409A, in a manner that complies with Section 424(a) of the Code (whether or not the Award is an Incentive Stock Option).

(C) The substitution of the Award by the surviving corporation or its parent with a new Award, and with respect to an Award that is subject to Section 409A, in a manner that complies with Section 424(a) of the Code (whether or not the Award is an Incentive Stock Option).

(D) Full exercisability of an Option, full vesting of the shares of Stock subject to an Option and/or full vesting of all other Awards, followed by the cancellation of the Option or Award. The full exercisability of an Option, full vesting of the shares of Stock subject to the Option and/or full vesting of all other Awards may be contingent on the closing of such Sale Event. The grantee will be able to exercise an Option during a period of not less than fifteen (15) full business days preceding the effective date of such Sale Event, unless a shorter period is required to permit a timely closing of such Sale Event and such shorter period still offers the grantee a reasonable opportunity to exercise an Option. Any exercise of an Option during such period may be contingent on the closing of such Sale Event. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an Award’s vesting or grant is based on the achievement of Performance Criteria then the Administrator may accelerate vesting or grant as to (1) the target number of shares of Stock that would be vested or awarded upon the achievement of such Performance Criteria, (2) the pro-rata amount (based on the number of days from the date of grant to the date of the Sale Event divided by the number of days in the applicable Performance Cycle) of the shares of Stock subject to the Award or grant of an Award, but only if the vesting or grant of the Award will not be determined based on actual results of the achievement of the Performance Criteria, (3) if set forth in the Award agreement, application of the performance criteria as of the date of the Sale Event or (iv) any other manner set forth in the applicable Award agreement.

(E) A payment to the grantee equal to the excess of (1) the Fair Market Value of the shares of Stock subject to the Award as of the effective date of such merger or consolidation over (2) the exercise price or purchase price of shares of Stock, as the case may be, subject to the Award in connection with the cancellation of the Award. Such payment will be made in the form of cash, cash equivalents, or securities of the surviving corporation or its parent with a Fair Market Value equal to the required amount. The successor corporation may provide substantially similar consideration to grantees as was provided to stockholders (after taking into account the existing provisions of the Awards). Subject to Section 409A, such payment may be made in installments and may be deferred until the date or dates when the Award would have become exercisable or such shares of Stock would have vested. The amount of such payment initially will be calculated without regard to whether or not the Award is then exercisable or such shares of Stock are then vested. However, such payment may be subject to vesting based on the grantee’s continuing service as an employee, consultant or director. In addition, any escrow, holdback, earn-out or similar provisions in the Sale Agreement may apply to such payment to the same extent and in the same manner as such provisions apply to the holders of shares of Stock. If the exercise price of the shares of Stock subject to an Option exceeds the Fair Market Value of such shares of Stock, then the Option may be cancelled without making a payment to the grantee. For purposes of this subsection, the Fair Market Value of any security will be determined without regard to any vesting conditions that may apply to such security.

(ii) For the purposes of this subsection (g), the Award shall be considered assumed if, following the Sale Event, the Stock Option, Restricted Stock or other right confers the right to purchase or receive, for each share of Stock subject to the Award immediately prior to the Sale Event, the consideration (whether stock, cash, or other securities or property) received in the Sale Event by holders of Stock for each share of Stock held on the effective date of the transaction (and if holders were offered a choice of consideration, the type of consideration chosen by the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares of Stock); provided, however, that if such consideration received in the Sale Event is not solely common stock of the successor corporation or its parent, the Administrator may, with the consent of the successor corporation, provide for the consideration to be received upon the exercise of the Award, for each share of Stock subject to the Award, to be solely common stock of the successor corporation or its parent equal in fair market value to the per share consideration received by holders of Stock in the Sale Event.

(iii) The Company shall have the discretion to provide in each Award agreement other terms and conditions that relate to (A) vesting of the Award in the event of a Sale Event, and (B) assumption of such Awards or issuance of comparable securities or new incentives in the event of a Sale Event. The aforementioned terms and conditions may vary in each Award agreement, and may be different from and have precedence over the provisions set forth in this Section 3(g). The Company is not required to treat all Awards in an identical manner.

(h) Substitute Awards. The Administrator may grant Substitute Awards under the Plan in substitution for stock and stock-based awards held by employees, directors or other key persons of another corporation in connection with the merger or consolidation of the employing corporation with the Company or a Subsidiary or the acquisition by the Company or a Subsidiary of property or stock of the employing corporation. The Administrator may direct that the Substitute Awards be granted on such terms and conditions as the Administrator considers appropriate in the circumstances. Substitute Awards shall not reduce the shares authorized for grant under the Plan or the applicable limitations for grant to a grantee under Section 3(d) or 10(d), nor shall shares subject to a Substitute Award again be available for Awards under the Plan to the extent of any forfeiture, expiration or cash settlement as provided in paragraph (b) above.

(i) No Dividends Payable with Respect to Unvested Awards. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, with respect to any Award under this Plan, no dividends (or dividend equivalents) shall be payable with respect to any shares of Stock underlying an Award until such Award (or the applicable part of the Award) has vested. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a grantee shall have the right to the accrual of dividends (or dividend equivalents) on the unvested portion of an Award that may be payable (either in (A) cash, (B) like-kind property as that subject to the applicable dividend, if not cash, (C) the form of a dividend equivalent increase in the number of shares of Stock issuable upon vesting, or (D) a combination of the foregoing) upon the vesting of the Award (or subject portion thereof).

SECTION 4. ELIGIBILITY

Grantees under the Plan will be such officers and other employees, directors and key persons (including consultants and prospective employees) of the Company and its Subsidiaries as are selected from time to time by the Administrator in its discretion.

SECTION 5. STOCK OPTIONS

(a) Grant of Stock Options. Any Stock Option granted under the Plan shall be in such form as the Administrator may from time to time approve. The grant of a Stock Option Award is contingent on the grantee executing an Award agreement in respect thereof as soon as reasonably practicable and in no event later than 45 days after the date of grant. Subject to any limitations within the Plan, the terms and conditions of each such agreement shall be determined by the Administrator, and such terms and conditions may differ among individual Awards and grantees.

Stock Options granted under the Plan may be either Incentive Stock Options or Non-Qualified Stock Options. Incentive Stock Options may be granted only to employees of the Company or any “subsidiary corporation” within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code. To the extent that any Option does not qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, it shall be deemed a Non-Qualified Stock Option. Stock Options granted pursuant to this Section 5 shall be subject to the following terms and conditions and shall contain such additional terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the terms of the Plan, as the Administrator shall deem desirable. If the Administrator so determines, Stock Options may be granted in lieu of cash compensation at the optionee’s election, subject to such terms and conditions as the Administrator may establish.

(b) Exercise Price. The exercise price per share for the Stock covered by a Stock Option granted pursuant to this Section 5 shall be determined by the Administrator at the time of grant but shall not be less than the Fair Market Value on the date of grant. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option that is granted to a Ten Percent Owner, the option price of such Incentive Stock Option shall be not less than 110 percent of the Fair Market Value on the grant date.

(c) Option Term. The term of each Stock Option shall be fixed by the Administrator, but no Stock Option shall be exercisable more than ten years after the date the Stock Option is granted. In the case of an Incentive Stock Option that is granted to a Ten Percent Owner, the term of such Stock Option shall be no more than five years from the date of grant.

(d) Exercisability; Rights of a Stockholder. Stock Options shall become exercisable after vesting at such time or times, whether or not in installments, as shall be determined by the Administrator at or after the grant date. The Administrator may at any time accelerate the exercisability of all or any portion of any Stock Option. An optionee shall have the rights of a stockholder only as to shares of Stock acquired upon the exercise of a Stock Option and not as to unexercised Stock Options.

(e) Method of Exercise. Stock Options may be exercised in whole or in part, by giving written notice of exercise to the Company, specifying the number of shares of Stock to be purchased. Payment of the purchase price may be made by one or more of the following methods to the extent provided in the Option Award agreement or as approved by the Committee:

(i) In cash, by certified or bank check or other instrument acceptable to the Administrator;

(ii) Through the delivery (or attestation to the ownership) of shares of Stock that have been purchased by the optionee on the open market or that are beneficially owned by the optionee and are not then subject to restrictions under any Company plan. Such surrendered shares shall be valued at Fair Market Value on the exercise date. To the extent required to avoid variable accounting treatment under applicable accounting rules, such surrendered shares of Stock shall have been owned by the optionee for at least six months;

(iii) By the optionee delivering to the Company a properly executed exercise notice together with irrevocable instructions to a broker to promptly deliver to the Company cash or a check payable and acceptable to the Company for the purchase price; provided that if optionee chooses to pay the purchase price as so provided, the optionee and the broker shall comply with such procedures and enter into such agreements of indemnity and other agreements as the Administrator shall prescribe as a condition of such payment procedure;

(iv) By reduction in the number of shares of Stock otherwise deliverable upon exercise of such Option with a Fair Market Value equal to (1) the aggregate option exercise price at the time of exercise, plus (2) the amount necessary to cover any tax withholding in respect of the exercise; or

(v) Any combination of the foregoing methods.

Payment instruments will be received subject to collection. The transfer to the optionee on the records of the Company or of the transfer agent of the shares of Stock to be purchased pursuant to the exercise of a Stock Option will be contingent upon receipt from the optionee (or a purchaser acting in his stead in accordance with the provisions of the Stock Option) by the Company of the full purchase price for such shares and the fulfillment of any other requirements contained in the Option Award agreement or applicable provisions of laws (including the satisfaction of any withholding taxes that the Company is obligated to withhold with respect to the optionee). If an optionee chooses to pay the purchase price by previously-owned shares of Stock through the attestation method, the number of shares of Stock transferred to the optionee upon the exercise of the Stock Option shall be net of the number of shares of Stock attested to.

(f) Annual Limit on Incentive Stock Options. To the extent required for “incentive stock option” treatment under Section 422 of the Code, the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the time of grant) of the shares of Stock with respect to which Incentive Stock Options granted under this Plan and any other plan of the Company (or its Parent, if any, or any “subsidiary corporation” within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code) become exercisable for the first time by an optionee during any calendar year shall not exceed$100,000. To the extent that any Stock Option exceeds this limit, it shall constitute a Non-Qualified Stock Option.

SECTION 6. STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS

(a) Nature of Stock Appreciation Rights. Stock Appreciation Rights entitle the recipient to receive shares of Stock having a value equal to the excess of the Fair Market Value of the Stock on the date of exercise over the exercise price of the Stock Appreciation Rights multiplied by the number of shares of Stock with respect to which the Stock Appreciation Rights shall have been exercised.

(b) Grant and Exercise of Stock Appreciation Rights. Stock Appreciation Rights may be granted by the Administrator in tandem with, or independently of, any Stock Option granted pursuant to Section 5 of the Plan. In the case of a Stock Appreciation Right granted in tandem with a Non-Qualified Stock Option, such Stock Appreciation Right may be granted either at or after the time of the grant of such Option. In the case of a Stock Appreciation Right granted in tandem with an Incentive Stock Option, such Stock Appreciation Right may be granted only at the time of the grant of the Stock Option.

A Stock Appreciation Right or applicable portion thereof granted in tandem with a Stock Option shall terminate and no longer be exercisable upon the termination or exercise of the related Stock Option.

(c) Terms and Conditions of Stock Appreciation Rights. The grant of a Stock Appreciation Right is contingent on the grantee executing an Award agreement in respect thereof as soon as reasonably practicable and in no event later than 45 days after the date of grant. The terms and conditions of each such agreement shall be determined by the Administrator, and such terms and conditions may differ among individual Awards and grantees, subject to any limitations within the Plan, including the following:

(i) The exercise price of a Stock Appreciation Right shall not be less than the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the date of grant (or more than the option exercise price per share, if the Stock Appreciation Right is granted in tandem with a Stock Option).

(ii) Stock Appreciation Rights granted in tandem with Options shall be exercisable at such time or times and to the extent that the related Stock Options shall be exercisable.

(iii) Upon exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right, the applicable portion of any related Option shall be surrendered.

(iv) No Stock Appreciation Right shall be exercisable more than ten years after the date the Stock Appreciation Right was granted.

SECTION 7. RESTRICTED STOCK AWARDS

(a) Nature of Restricted Stock Awards. A Restricted Stock Award is an Award entitling the recipient to acquire, at such purchase price (which may be equal or greater than the Stock’s par value) as determined by the Administrator, shares of Stock subject to such restrictions and conditions as the Administrator may determine at the time of grant (Restricted Stock). Conditions may be based on continuing employment (or other service relationship) and/or achievement of pre-established performance goals and objectives. The grant of a Restricted Stock Award is contingent on the grantee executing the Restricted Stock Award agreement as soon as reasonably practicable and in no event later than 45 days after the date of grant. The terms and conditions of each such agreement shall be determined by the Administrator, and such terms and conditions may differ among individual Awards and grantees.

(b) Rights as a Stockholder. Upon execution of a written instrument setting forth the Award and payment of any applicable purchase price, a grantee shall have the rights of a stockholder with respect to the voting of the Restricted Stock, subject to the limitations set forth in Section 3(i) and such other conditions contained in the written instrument evidencing the Restricted Stock Award.

Unless the Administrator shall otherwise determine,(i) uncertificated Restricted Stock shall be accompanied by a notation on the records of the Company or the transfer agent to the effect that they are subject to forfeiture until such Restricted Stock is vested as provided in Section 7(d) below, and (ii) certificated Restricted Stock shall remain in the possession of the Company until such Restricted Stock is vested as provided in Section 7(d) below, and the grantee shall be required, as a condition of the grant, to deliver to the Company such instruments of transfer as the Administrator may prescribe.

(c) Restrictions. Restricted Stock may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged, or otherwise encumbered or disposed of except as specifically provided herein or in the Restricted Stock Award agreement. Except as may otherwise be provided by the Administrator either in the Award agreement or, subject to Section 15 below, in writing after the Award agreement is issued, if any, if a grantee’s employment (or other service relationship) with the Company and its Subsidiaries terminates for any reason, any Restricted Stock that has not vested at the time of termination shall automatically and without any requirement of notice to such grantee from or other action by, or on behalf of, the Company be deemed to have been reacquired by the Company at its original purchase price from such grantee or such grantee’s legal representative simultaneously with such termination of employment (or other service relationship), and thereafter shall cease to represent any ownership of the Company by the grantee or rights of the grantee as a stockholder. Following such deemed reacquisition of unvested Restricted Stock that are represented by physical certificates, a grantee shall surrender such certificates to the Company upon request without consideration.

(d) Vesting of Restricted Stock. The Administrator at the time of grant shall specify the date or dates and/or the attainment of pre-established performance goals, objectives, and other conditions on which the non-transferability of the shares of Restricted Stock and the Company’s right of repurchase or forfeiture shall lapse. Subsequent to such date or dates and/or the attainment of such pre-established performance goals, objectives, and other conditions, the shares of Restricted Stock on which all restrictions have lapsed shall no longer be Restricted Stock and shall be deemed “vested.” Except as may otherwise be provided by the Administrator either in the Award agreement or, subject to Section 15 below, in writing after the Award agreement is issued, a grantee’s rights in any shares of Restricted Stock that have not vested shall automatically terminate upon the grantee’s termination of employment (or other service relationship) with the Company and its Subsidiaries and such shares of Restricted Stock shall be subject to the provisions of Section 7(c) above.

SECTION 8. RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARDS

(a) Nature of Restricted Stock Unit Awards. A Restricted Stock Unit Award is an Award of a right to receive an equivalent of one or more shares of Stock, which value may be paid to the grantee in cash, shares of Stock or a combination of both as set forth in the Restricted Stock Unit Award agreement and as the Committee determines in its sole discretion, and subject to restrictions and conditions as the Administrator may determine at the time of grant. Restricted stock units do not constitute a share of Stock nor do they represent any ownership interest in the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any settlement of a Restricted Stock Unit Award resulting in a fractional share of Stock shall settle such fractional share of Stock in cash. Conditions may be based on continuing employment (or other service relationship) and/or achievement of pre-established performance goals and objectives. The grant of a Restricted Stock Unit Award is contingent on the grantee executing a Restricted Stock Unit Award agreement as soon as reasonably practicable and in no event later than 45 days after the date of grant. The terms and conditions of each such agreement shall be determined by the Administrator, and such terms and conditions may differ among individual Awards and grantees.

(b) Election to Receive Restricted Stock Unit Awards in Lieu of Compensation. The Administrator may, in its sole discretion, permit a grantee to elect to receive a portion of future cash compensation otherwise due to such grantee in the form of a Restricted Stock Unit Award. Any such election shall be made in writing and shall be delivered to the Company no later than the date specified by the Administrator and in accordance with Section 409A and such other rules and procedures established by the Administrator. The Administrator shall have the sole right to determine whether and under what circumstances to permit such elections and to impose such limitations and other terms and conditions thereon as the Administrator deems appropriate. Any such deferred compensation shall be converted to a fixed number of restricted stock units based on the Fair Market Value of Stock on the date the compensation would otherwise have been paid to the grantee but for the deferral.

(c) Rights as a Stockholder. During the deferral period, a grantee shall have no rights as a stockholder.

(d) Termination. Except as may otherwise be provided by the Administrator either in the Award agreement or, subject to Section 15 below, in writing after the Award agreement is issued, a grantee’s right in all restricted stock units under a Restricted Stock Unit Award that have not vested shall automatically terminate upon the grantee’s termination of employment (or cessation of service relationship) with the Company and its Subsidiaries for any reason.

SECTION 9. UNRESTRICTED STOCK AWARDS

The Administrator may, in its sole discretion, grant (or sell at par value or such higher purchase price determined by the Administrator) an Unrestricted Stock Award to any grantee pursuant to which such grantee may receive shares of Stock free of any restrictions under the Plan. Unrestricted Stock Awards may be granted in respect of past services or other valid consideration, or in lieu of cash compensation due to such grantee.

SECTION 10. PERFORMANCE-BASED AWARDS TO COVERED EMPLOYEES

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, if any Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award granted to a Covered Employee is intended to qualify as “Performance-based Compensation” under Section 162(m) of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder (a Performance-based Award), such Award shall be made by the Committee (properly comprised of Outside Directors) and comply with the provisions set forth below:

(a) Performance Criteria. The performance criteria (Performance Criteria) used in performance goals governing Performance-based Awards granted to Covered Employees may include any, a combination of some or all of the following objectives, described as such objectives relate to Company-wide objectives or of the Subsidiary, division, department or function with the Company or Subsidiary in which the Covered Employee is employed or for which he or she bears some responsibility: (i) market value; (ii) book value;(iii) earnings or earnings per share (either basic or diluted), in each case, either before or after taxes (and as may be objectively adjusted as determined by the Committee, including, without limitation, adjustments for stock compensation expense, integration expenses, incentive awards recorded in the Company’s financial books and records, including annual and long-term incentive awards, extraordinary legal costs (including damages, settlements and attorneys’ fees), changes in United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) treatment of revenue or expenses, discontinued operations, goodwill and other identified asset impairments, depreciation and amortization, and expenses resulting from severance arrangements with terminated employees); (iv) market share; (v) operating profit;(vi) net income; (vii) cash flow; (viii) return on capital or invested capital; (ix) return on assets; (x) return on equity; (xi) margins; (xii) total shareholder return; (xiii) sales or product volume growth; (xiv) productivity improvement or ratios; (xv) costs or expenses; (xvi) net debt reduction; (xvii) earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (and other objective adjustments as may be determined by the Committee, including, without limitation, stock compensation expense, integration expenses, incentive awards recorded in the Company’s financial books and records, including annual and long-term incentive awards, extraordinary legal costs (including damages, settlements and attorneys’ fees), changes in GAAP treatment of revenue or expenses, discontinued operations, goodwill and other identified asset impairments, and expenses resulting from severance arrangements with terminated employees); (xviii) unit volume;(xix) net sales; (xx) balance sheet measurements; (xxi) selling, general and administrative expenses (including, without limitation, SG&A as a percentage of revenue or similar ratios);(xxii) revenue; (xxiii) the Company’s Stock price or its enterprise value; (xxiv) completion of acquisitions or business expansion; (xxv) operating income or (xxvi) any other objective value-based performance measure.

Performance Criteria may be measured in absolute terms or as compared to the results of a peer group, other group of comparable companies selected by the Committee, or an index.

For purposes of determining whether any performance objective has been satisfied under this Section 10(a), the Committee may include or exclude, as applicable, the effects of the following events that occur during a Performance Cycle:(a) gains or losses on sales or dispositions, (b) asset write-downs, which may include without limitation goodwill and other identified intangible asset impairments, (c) changes in tax law or rate, including the impact on deferred tax liabilities,(d) the cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles or changes in accounting policies, including changes in GAAP treatment of revenue and expenses, (e) events of an “unusual nature” and/or of a type that indicate “infrequency of occurrence,” as defined in FASB Accounting Standards Update 2015—01, (f) acquisitions occurring after the start of a Performance Cycle, integration expenses related to acquisitions, or unbudgeted costs incurred related to future acquisitions, (g) operations discontinued, divested or restructured, including severance costs, (h) gains or losses on refinancing or extinguishment of debt, (i) foreign exchange gains and losses, (j) all or any portion of litigation expenses (including attorneys’ fees, court costs and other out-of-pocket expenses), amounts paid as damages, claim judgments, or settlements, (k) stock compensation expense, (l) expenses resulting from severance arrangements with terminated employees, (m) incentive awards recorded in the Company’s financial books and records, including annual and long-term incentive awards, (n) depreciation and amortization and (o) any similar objective event or condition specified in such Award agreement.

(b) Grant of Performance-based Awards. With respect to each Performance-based Award granted to a Covered Employee, the Committee shall select, within the first 90 days of a Performance Cycle (or, if shorter, within the maximum period allowed under Section 162(m) of the Code), the Performance Criteria for such grant, and the achievement targets with respect to each performance criterion (including a threshold level of performance below which no amount will become payable with respect to such Award). Each Performance-based Award will specify the amount payable, or the formula for determining the amount payable, upon achievement of the various applicable performance targets. The Performance Criteria established by the Committee may be (but need not be) different for each Performance Cycle and different goals may be applicable to Performance-based Awards to different Covered Employees.

(c) Payment of Performance-based Awards. Following the completion of a Performance Cycle, the Committee shall review and certify in writing whether, and to what extent, the Performance Criteria for the Performance Cycle have been achieved and, if so, to also calculate and certify in writing the amount of the Performance-based Awards earned for the Performance Cycle. The Committee shall then determine the actual amount of each Covered Employee’s Performance-based Award, and, in doing so, may reduce or eliminate the amount of the Performance-based Award for a Covered Employee if, in its sole judgment, such reduction or elimination is appropriate.

(d) Maximum Award Payable. The maximum number of shares of Stock subject to a Performance-based Award that may be granted to any one Covered Employee under the Plan in a calendar year is 500,000 (subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3 hereof).

SECTION 11. TRANSFERABILITY OF AWARDS

(a) Transferability. Except as provided in Section 11(b) below, during a grantee’s lifetime, his or her Awards shall be exercisable only by the grantee, or by the grantee’s legal representative or guardian in the event of the grantee’s incapacity.

No Awards shall be sold, assigned, transferred or otherwise encumbered or disposed of by a grantee other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. No Awards shall be subject, in whole or in part, to attachment, execution, or levy of any kind, and any purported transfer in violation hereof shall be null and void.

(b) Committee Action. Notwithstanding Section 11(a), the Administrator, in its discretion, may provide either in the Award agreement regarding a given Award or by subsequent written approval that the grantee (who is an employee or director) may transfer his or her Awards (other than any Incentive Stock Options) to his or her immediate family members, to trusts for the benefit of such family members, or to partnerships in which such family members are the only partners, provided that the transferee agrees in writing with the Company to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of this Plan and the applicable Award agreement.

(c) Family Member. For purposes of Section 11(b), “family member” shall mean a grantee’s child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, former spouse, sibling, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law, including adoptive relationships, any person sharing the grantee’s household (other than a tenant of the grantee), a trust in which these persons (or the grantee) have more than 50 percent of the beneficial interest, a foundation in which these persons (or the grantee) control the management of assets, and any other entity in which these persons (or the grantee) own more than 50 percent of the voting interests.

(d) Designation of Beneficiary. Each grantee to whom an Award has been made under the Plan may designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries to exercise any Award or receive any payment under any Award payable on or after the grantee’s death. Any such designation shall be on a form provided for that purpose by the Administrator and shall not be effective until received by the Administrator. If no beneficiary has been designated by a deceased grantee, or if the designated beneficiaries have predeceased the grantee, the beneficiary shall be the grantee’s estate.

SECTION 12. TAX WITHHOLDING

(a) Payment by Grantee. Each grantee shall, no later than the date as of which the value of an Award or of any Stock or other amounts received thereunder first becomes includable in the gross income of the grantee for Federal income tax purposes, pay to the Company, or make arrangements satisfactory to the Administrator regarding payment of, any Federal, state, or local taxes of any kind required by law to be withheld by the Company with respect to such income. The Company and its Subsidiaries shall, to the extent permitted by law, have the right to deduct any such taxes from any payment of any kind otherwise due to the grantee. The Company’s obligation to deliver evidence of book entry (or stock certificates) to any grantee is subject to and conditioned on tax withholding obligations being satisfied by the grantee.

(b) Payment in Stock. Subject to approval by the Administrator, a grantee may elect to have the Company’s minimum required tax withholding obligation satisfied (or up to the maximum required tax withholding obligation satisfied if permitted by the Administrator in its sole discretion), 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 withholding amount due, or (ii) transferring to the Company shares of Stock owned by the grantee with an aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date the withholding is effected) that would satisfy the withholding amount due; provided that if a grantee makes no such election, then the grantee is deemed to authorize the Company to withhold shares of Stock as provided under subsection (i) of this Section 12(b) in the amount of the minimum required tax withholding obligation.

SECTION 13. ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO NONQUALIFIED DEFERRED COMPENSATION UNDER SECTION 409A

If any Stock Option or Stock Appreciation Right under the Plan is unintentionally granted with an exercise price of less than 100 percent of the Fair Market Value of the Stock on the date of grant, or such grant is materially modified and deemed a new grant at a time when the Fair Market Value of the Stock exceeds the exercise price, or any other Award is otherwise determined to constitute “nonqualified deferred compensation” within the meaning of Section 409A (a 409A Award), the following additional conditions shall apply and shall supersede any contrary provisions of this Plan or the terms of any agreement relating to such 409A Award.

(a) Exercise and Distribution. Except as provided in Section 13(b) hereof, no 409A Award shall be exercisable or distributable earlier than upon one of the following:

(i) Specified Time. A specified time or a fixed schedule set forth in the written instrument evidencing the 409A Award.

(ii) Separation from Service. Separation from service (within the meaning of Section 409A) by the 409A Award grantee; provided, however, that if the 409A Award grantee is a “specified employee” (as defined in Section 409A(a)(2)(B)(1) of the Code and regulations promulgated thereunder), exercise or distribution under this Section 13(a)(ii) may not be made before the date that is six months after the date of separation from service.

(iii) Death. The date of death of the 409A Award grantee.

(iv) Disability. The date the 409A Award grantee becomes Disabled (within the meaning of Section 13(c)(ii) hereof).

(v) Unforeseeable Emergency. The occurrence of an Unforeseeable Emergency (within the meaning of Section 13(c)(iii) hereof), but only if the net value (after payment of the exercise price) of the number of shares of Stock that become issuable does not exceed the amounts necessary to satisfy such emergency plus amounts necessary to pay taxes reasonably anticipated as a result of the exercise, after taking into account the extent to which the emergency is or may be relieved through reimbursement or compensation by insurance or otherwise or by liquidation of the grantee’s other assets (to the extent such liquidation would not itself cause severe financial hardship).

(vi) Change in Control Event. The occurrence of a Change in Control Event (within the meaning of Section 13(c)(i) hereof), including the Company’s discretionary exercise of the right to accelerate vesting of such grant upon a Change in Control Event or to terminate the Plan or any 409A Award granted hereunder within 12 months of the Change in Control Event; provided that the rules related to a Plan termination upon a Change in Control Event shall also apply.

(b) No Acceleration. The payment, settlement or disposition of a 409A Award may not be accelerated prior to the time specified in Section 13(a) hereof, except in the case of one of the following events:

(i) Domestic Relations Order. The 409A Award may permit the acceleration of the exercise or distribution time or schedule to an individual other than the grantee as may be necessary to comply with the terms of a domestic relations order (as defined in Section 414(p)(1)(B) of the Code).

(ii) Conflicts of Interest. The 409A Award may permit the acceleration of the exercise or distribution time or schedule as may be necessary to comply with the terms of a certificate of divestiture (as defined in Section 1043(b)(2) of the Code).

(iii) Change in Control Event. The Administrator may exercise the discretionary right to accelerate the vesting of such 409A Award upon a Change in Control Event or to terminate the Plan or any 409A Award granted thereunder within 12 months of the Change in Control Event and cancel the 409A Award for compensation.

(c) Definitions. Solely for purposes of this Section 13 and not for other purposes of the Plan, the following terms shall be defined as set forth below:

(i) Change in Control Event means the occurrence of a change in the ownership of the Company, a change in effective control of the Company, or a change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets of the Company (as defined in Section 1.409A-3(i)(5) of the regulations promulgated under Section 409A).

(ii) Disabled means a grantee who (i) is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, (ii) is, by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, receiving income replacement benefits for a period of not less than three months under an accident and health plan covering employees of the Company or its Subsidiaries, or (iii) is determined to be totally disabled by the Social Security Administration.

(iii) Unforeseeable Emergency means a severe financial hardship to the grantee resulting from an illness or accident of the grantee, the grantee’s spouse, or a dependent (as defined in Section 152(a) of the Code) of the grantee, loss of the grantee’s property due to casualty, or similar extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstances arising as a result of events beyond the control of the grantee.

(d) Interpretation of Plan to Comply with Section 409A. The Plan is intended to comply with Section 409A of the Code to the extent subject thereto, and, accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted, the Plan shall be interpreted and administered to be in compliance therewith. Any payments described in the Plan that are due within the “short-term deferral period” as defined in Section 409A of the Code shall not be treated as deferred compensation unless applicable law requires otherwise. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan, to the extent required to avoid accelerated taxation and tax penalties under Section 409A of the Code, amounts that would otherwise be payable and benefits that would otherwise be provided pursuant to the Plan during the six-month period immediately following the grantee’s termination of service shall instead be paid on the first payroll date after the six-month anniversary of the grantee’s separation from service (or his or her death, if earlier). Notwithstanding the foregoing, neither the Company nor the Administrator shall have any obligation to take any action to prevent the assessment of any excise tax or penalty on any grantee under Section 409A of the Code and neither the Company nor the Administrator will have any liability to any grantee for such tax or penalty.

SECTION 14. TRANSFER, LEAVE OF ABSENCE, ETC.

For purposes of the Plan, the following events shall not be deemed a termination of employment:

(a) a transfer to the employment of the Company from a Subsidiary or from the Company to a Subsidiary, or from one Subsidiary to another;

(b) an approved leave of absence for military service or sickness, or for any other purpose approved by the Company, if the employee’s right to re-employment is guaranteed either by a statute or by contract or under the policy pursuant to which the leave of absence was granted or if the Administrator otherwise so provides in writing, or

(c) any other transfer that the Committee in its sole discretion determines is not a termination of employment.

Subject to Section 14(b) and (c) above, if the employee’s employer ceases to be the Company or a Subsidiary, the employee shall be deemed to have terminated employment for purposes of the Plan.

SECTION 15. AMENDMENTS AND TERMINATION

The Board may, at any time, amend or discontinue the Plan and the Administrator may, at any time, amend or cancel any outstanding Award for the purpose of satisfying changes in law or for any other lawful purpose, but, unless otherwise required by law, no such action shall adversely affect in any material respect rights under any outstanding Award without the grantee’s consent. Except in connection with a Sale Event involving the Company or a change in Stock (such as a stock dividend, stock split, extraordinary cash dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, spin-off, combination, or exchange of shares) as provided in Section 3(f) or 3(g), unless there is stockholder approval, the terms of outstanding awards may not be amended to reduce the exercise price of outstanding Options or Stock Appreciation Rights, and outstanding Options or Stock Appreciation Rights may not be cancelled in exchange for cash, other awards or Options or Stock Appreciation Rights with an exercise price that is less than the exercise price of the original Options or Stock Appreciation Rights. Any material Plan amendments (other than amendments that curtail the scope of the Plan), including any Plan amendments that (i) increase the number of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan, (ii) expand the type of Awards available under, materially expand the eligibility to participate in, or materially extend the term of, the Plan, or (iii) materially change the method of determining Fair Market Value, shall be subject to approval by the Company stockholders entitled to vote at a meeting of stockholders. In addition, to the extent determined by the Administrator to be required by the Code to ensure that Incentive Stock Options granted under the Plan are qualified under Section 422 of the Code or to ensure that compensation earned under Awards qualifies as “Performance-based Compensation” under Section 162(m) of the Code, Plan amendments shall be subject to approval by the Company stockholders entitled to vote at a meeting of stockholders or to approval of any grantee of such Incentive Stock Options or Award. Nothing in this Section 15 shall limit the Administrator’s authority to take any action permitted pursuant to Section 3(g).

SECTION 16. STATUS OF PLAN

With respect to the portion of any Award that has not been exercised and any payments in cash, Stock or other consideration not received by a grantee, a grantee shall have no rights greater than those of a general creditor of the Company unless the Administrator shall otherwise expressly determine in connection with any Award or Awards. In its sole discretion, the Administrator may authorize the creation of trusts or other arrangements to meet the Company’s obligations to deliver Stock or make payments with respect to Awards hereunder, provided that the existence of such trusts or other arrangements is consistent with the foregoing sentence.

SECTION 17. GENERAL PROVISIONS

(a) No Distribution; Compliance with Legal Requirements. The Administrator may require each person acquiring Stock pursuant to an Award to represent to and agree with the Company in writing that such person is acquiring the shares without a view to distribution thereof. No shares of Stock shall be issued pursuant to an Award until all applicable securities law and other legal and stock exchange or similar requirements have been satisfied. The Administrator may require the placing of such stop-orders and restrictive legends on certificates for Stock and Awards as it deems appropriate.

(b) Delivery of Stock. Upon exercise of a right granted under this Plan, the Company shall issue the applicable shares of Stock or pay any amounts due within a reasonable period of time thereafter.

(c) Other Compensation Arrangements; No Employment Rights. Nothing contained in this Plan shall prevent the Board from adopting other or additional compensation arrangements, including trusts, and such arrangements may be either generally applicable or applicable only in specific cases. The adoption of this Plan and the grant of Awards do not confer upon any employee any right to continued employment with the Company or any Subsidiary.

(d) Incorporation of Company Policy Restrictions. Option exercises and grant or settlement of Awards under the Plan shall be subject to the following: (i) the Company’s insider trading policy and procedures, as in effect from time to time, (ii) the policies that the Company adopts prior to or after the grant of any Award under this Plan in connection with applicable Federal, state or local law, government regulations or stock exchange listing requirements, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or the Dodd-Frank Act. The action permitted to be taken under this Section 17(d) is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any and all other rights of the Administrator or the Company under applicable law and shall apply notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the Plan.

(e) Clawback; Forfeiture Events. The Committee may specify in an Award agreement that the grantee’s rights, payments and benefits with respect to an Award shall be subject to reduction, cancellation, forfeiture or recoupment upon the occurrence of certain events, in addition to applicable vesting conditions of an Award. Such events may include, without limitation, breach of non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, or other restrictive covenants that are contained in the Award agreement or otherwise applicable to the grantee, or other conduct by the grantee that is detrimental to the business or reputation of the Company or its affiliates. Awards may also be subject to recovery under any law, government regulation, stock exchange listing requirement or Company policy adopted pursuant to such laws, including without limitation, the federal securities laws.

(f) No Fractional Shares. No fractional shares of Stock shall be issued or delivered pursuant to the Plan. The Committee shall determine whether cash, additional Awards or other securities or property shall be issued or paid in lieu of fractional shares of Stock or whether any fractional shares should be rounded, forfeited or otherwise eliminated. In the case of an exercise of Stock Appreciation Rights, the Company shall aggregate all Stock Appreciation Rights exercised simultaneously by the grantee in determining any fractional share of Stock that would remain.

(g) Section 16. It is the intent of the Company that the Plan satisfy, and be interpreted in a manner that satisfies, the applicable requirements of Rule 16b-3 as promulgated under Section 16 of the Exchange Act so that grantees subject to Section 16 of the Exchange Act will be entitled to the benefit of Rule 16b-3, or any other rule promulgated under Section 16 of the Exchange Act, and will not be subject to short-swing liability thereunder. Accordingly, if the operation of any provision of the Plan would conflict with the intent expressed in this Section 17(g), such provision to the extent possible shall be interpreted and/or deemed amended so as to avoid such conflict unless the Administrator expressly deems otherwise.

(h) Non-Uniform Treatment. The Committee’s determinations under the Plan need not be uniform and may be made by it selectively among persons who are eligible to receive, or actually receive, Awards. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Committee shall be entitled to make non-uniform and selective determinations, amendments and adjustments, and to enter into non-uniform and selective Award agreements.

SECTION 18. EFFECTIVE DATE OF PLAN

This Plan shall become effective on the date of approval by the holders of a majority of the votes cast at a meeting of stockholders at which a quorum is present. No grants of Stock Options and other Awards may be made hereunder after the tenth anniversary of the effective date of this Plan.

SECTION 19. GOVERNING LAW

This Plan and all Awards and actions taken thereunder shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, applied without regard to conflict of law principles.

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