(t) Participating Employer means any member of the following group, which includes the Company, if such member agrees, in writing, to be bound by the terms of the Plan:
(i) a controlled group of corporations, within the meaning of Code Section 414(b),
(ii) a group of trades or businesses under common control, within the meaning of Code Section 414(c),
(iii) an affiliated service group, within the meaning of Code Section 414(m), or
(iv) a trade or business required to be aggregated pursuant to Code Section 414(o).
Each Participating Employer is identified in Appendix A. The Company shall amend Appendix A as needed to reflect a Participating Employers adoption of the Plan or withdrawal from the Plan, without any need to otherwise amend the Plan. Amendment of Appendix A may be made by any authorized officer or designated representative of the Company and shall not require approval of the Board.
(u) Performance Goals means the performance goals established by the Administrator in connection with the grant of Awards. Performance Goals may be based upon any individual Participant or Company criteria or metric that the Administrator may determine, including, but not limited to, the attainment of specified levels of one or more of the following measures: stock price, earnings (including earnings before taxes, earnings before interest and taxes or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), prescribed rating, earnings per share, operating earnings per share, return on equity, return on assets or operating assets, percentage of non-performing assets, asset quality, level of classified assets, net interest margin, loan portfolio growth, efficiency ratio, deposit portfolio growth, liquidity, market share, objective customer service measures or indices, economic value added, shareholder value added, embedded value added, combined ratio, pre- or after-tax income, net income, cash flow (before or after dividends), cash flow per share (before or after dividends), gross margin, risk-based capital, revenues, revenue growth, return on capital (including return on total capital or return on invested capital), cash flow return on investment, cost control, gross profit, operating profit, cash generation, unit volume, sales, asset quality, cost saving levels, market-spending efficiency, core non-interest income or change in working capital, in each case with respect to the Company or any one or more subsidiaries, divisions, business units or business segments thereof, either in absolute terms or relative to the performance of one or more other companies (including an index covering multiple companies). Performance for any goal can be measured on an absolute basis (i.e., versus the Companys budget or prior year result) or relative to a peer group or industry index, as well as over a one-year or multi-year period. In any event, the Administrator shall have the authority to adjust any Performance Goal for unusual or non-recurring events