(f)“Committee” means (i) with respect to Grants to Employees (other than as noted herein) and Consultants, the Compensation Committee of the Board or another committee appointed by the Board to administer the Plan, (ii) with respect to Grants made to Non-Employee Directors, the Board, and (iii) with respect to Grants to individuals that are subject to section 16 of the Exchange Act, a committee that consists of two or more persons appointed by the Board, all of whom shall be “nonemployee directors” within the meaning of Rule 16b-3(b)(3).
(g)“Company” means Contango Oil & Gas Company and any successor corporation.
(h)“Company Stock” means the common stock of the Company.
(i)“Consultant” means an advisor or consultant who performs services for the Employer.
(j)“Dividend Equivalent” means an amount calculated with respect to a Stock Unit, which is determined by multiplying the number of shares of Company Stock subject to the Stock Unit by the per-share cash dividend, or the per-share fair market value (as determined by the Committee) of any dividend in consideration other than cash, paid by the Company on its Company Stock. If interest is credited on accumulated dividend equivalents, the term “Dividend Equivalent” shall include the accrued interest.
(k)“Employee” means an employee of the Employer (including an officer or director who is also an employee), but excluding any person who is classified by the Employer as a “contractor” or “consultant,” no matter how characterized by the Internal Revenue Service, other governmental agency or a court. Any change of characterization of an individual by the Internal Revenue Service or any court or government agency shall have no effect upon the classification of an individual as an Employee for purposes of this Plan, unless the Committee determines otherwise.
(l)“Employer” means the Company and its subsidiaries.
(m)“Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(n)“Exercise Price” means the per share price at which shares of Company Stock may be purchased under an Option, as designated by the Committee.
(o)“Fair Market Value” of Company Stock means, unless the Committee determines otherwise with respect to a particular Grant, (i) if the principal trading market for the Company Stock is a national securities exchange, the last reported sale price of Company Stock on the relevant date or (if there were no trades on that date) the latest preceding date upon which a sale was reported, (ii) if the Company Stock is not principally traded on such exchange, the mean between the last reported “bid” and “asked” prices of Company Stock on the relevant date, as reported on the OTC Bulletin Board, or (iii) if the Company Stock is not publicly traded or, if publicly traded, is not so reported, the Fair Market Value per share shall be as determined by the Committee.