Amended and Restated 2010 Incentive Plan
EX-10.1 2 eme-ex10120200611.htm AMENDED & RESTATED 2010 INCENTIVE PLAN Document
AMENDED & RESTATED 2010 INCENTIVE PLAN
1. Purpose of the Plan
The purpose of the Plan is to aid the Company in recruiting and retaining directors and to aid the Company and its Affiliates in recruiting key employees and to motivate such directors and key employees to exert their best efforts on behalf of the Company and its Affiliates by providing incentives through the granting of Awards. The Company expects that it will benefit from the added interest which such directors and employees will have in the welfare of the Company as a result of their proprietary interest in the Company’s success.
The following capitalized terms used in the Plan have the respective meanings set forth in this Section:
(a) “Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor thereto.
(b) “Affiliate” means any entity that is consolidated with the Company for financial reporting purposes or any other entity designated by the Board in which the Company or an Affiliate has a direct or indirect interest of at least forty percent (40%).
(c) “Award” means an Option, Stock Appreciation Right, Share of Restricted Stock or Other Stock-Based Award granted pursuant to the Plan.
(d) “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Company.
(e) “Change in Control” means the occurrence of any of the following events:
(i) any person or persons acting in concert (excluding Company benefit plans) becomes the beneficial owner of securities of the Company having at least 25% of the voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities (unless the event causing the 25% threshold to be crossed is an acquisition of voting common securities directly from the Company, other than upon the conversion of convertible debt securities or other securities and/or the exercise of options or warrants); or
(ii) any merger or other business combination involving the Company, sale of substantially all of the Company’s assets or combination of the foregoing transactions (the “Transactions”) other than a Transaction immediately following which the stockholders of the Company and any trustee or fiduciary of any Company employee benefit plan immediately prior to the Transaction own at least 65% of the voting power, directly or indirectly, of (A) the surviving corporation in any such merger or other business combination; (B) the purchaser or lessee of the Company’s assets; or (C) both the surviving corporation and the purchaser or lessee in the event of any combination of Transactions; or
(iii) within any 24 month period, the persons who were directors immediately before the beginning of such period (the “Incumbent Directors”) shall cease (for any reason other than death) to constitute at least a majority of the Board or the board of directors of a successor to the Company. For this purpose, any director who was not a director at the beginning of such period shall be deemed to be an Incumbent Director if such director was elected to the Board by, or on the recommendation of or with the approval of, at least two-thirds of the directors who then qualified as Incumbent Directors (so long as such director was not nominated by a person who has expressed an intent to effect a Change in Control or engage in a proxy or other control contest).
(f) “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any successor thereto.
(g) “Committee” means the Compensation and Personnel Committee of the Board.
(h) “Company” means EMCOR Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation.
(i) “Effective Date” means the date the adoption of the Plan by the Board is approved by the Company’s stockholders.
(j) “Exercise Price” means the purchase price per Share under the terms of an Option as determined pursuant to Section 6(a).
(k) “Fair Market Value” means, on a given date, (i) if there should be a public market for the Shares on such date, the closing prices of the Shares on The New York Stock Exchange or, if the Shares are not listed or admitted on any national securities exchange, the arithmetic mean of the per Share closing bid price and per Share closing asked price on such date as quoted on the National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (or such market in which such prices are regularly quoted) (the “NASDAQ”), or, if no sale of Shares shall have been reported on The New York Stock Exchange or quoted on the NASDAQ on such date, then the immediately preceding date on which sales of the Shares have been so reported or quoted shall be used, and (ii) if there should not be a public market for the Shares on such date, the Fair Market Value shall be the value established by the Committee in good faith.
(l) “ISO” means an Option that is also an incentive stock option granted pursuant to Section 6(d).
(m) “Option” means a stock option granted pursuant to Section 6.
(n) “Other Stock-Based Awards” means awards in respect of Shares granted pursuant to Section 9.
(o) “Participant” means a director of the Company or an employee of the Company or an Affiliate who is selected by the Committee to participate in the Plan.
(p) “Performance-Based Awards” means certain Other Stock-Based Awards granted pursuant to Section 9(b).
(q) “Plan” means the Amended & Restated 2010 Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time.
(r) “Restricted Stock” means any Share granted under Section 8.
(s) “Shares” means shares of common stock of the Company, $.01 par value per share.
(t) “Stock Appreciation Right” means a stock appreciation right granted pursuant to Section 7.
(u) “Subsidiary” means a subsidiary corporation, as defined in Section 424(f) of the Code (or any successor section thereto), of the Company.
3. Shares Subject to the Plan
The total number of Shares which may be issued under the Plan is 3,250,000. The Shares may consist, in whole or in part, of unissued Shares or treasury Shares. The issuance of Shares or the payment of cash upon the exercise of an Award or in consideration of the cancellation or termination of an Award shall reduce the total number of Shares available under the Plan as applicable. Stock Appreciation Rights to be settled in Shares shall also reduce the total number of Shares available under the Plan regardless of the actual number of Shares issued upon settlement of the Stock Appreciation Rights. Shares which are subject to Awards which terminate or lapse without the payment of cash consideration or Shares may be granted again under the Plan.
(a) The Plan shall be administered by the Committee, which may delegate its duties and powers in whole or in part to any subcommittee thereof consisting solely of at least two individuals who are intended to qualify as “Non-Employee Directors” within the meaning of Rule 16b-3 under the Act (or any successor rule thereto). The Committee may also delegate to a director of the Company, who may be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, the right to approve and grant Awards under the Plan, subject to such conditions and limitations as the Committee may prescribe, except that the Committee may not delegate the power to designate, and make grants of Awards, including decisions on timing, amount and pricing of Awards, to a Participant (i) who is subject to Section 16 of the Act or any successor statute or (ii) whose compensation is covered by Section 162(m) of the Code.
(b) Awards may, in the discretion of the Committee, be made under the Plan in assumption of, or in substitution for, outstanding awards previously granted by the Company or its Affiliates. The number of Shares underlying such substitute awards shall be counted against the aggregate number of Shares available for Awards under the Plan. The Committee is authorized to interpret the Plan, to establish, amend and rescind any rules and regulations relating to the Plan, and to make any other determinations that it deems necessary or desirable for the administration of the Plan. The Committee may correct any defect or supply any omission or reconcile any inconsistency in the Plan in the manner and to the extent the Committee deems necessary or desirable. Any decision of the Committee in the interpretation and administration of the Plan, as described herein, shall lie within its sole and absolute discretion and shall be final, conclusive and binding on all parties concerned (including, but not limited to, Participants and their beneficiaries or successors). The Committee shall have the full power and authority to make, and establish the terms and conditions of, any Award to any person eligible to be a Participant, consistent with the provisions of the Plan and to waive any such terms and conditions at any time (including, without limitation, accelerating or waiving any vesting conditions).
(c) The Committee shall require payment of any amount it may determine to be necessary to withhold for federal, state, local or other taxes as a result of the exercise, grant or vesting of an Award. Unless the Committee specifies otherwise, the Participant may elect to pay a portion or all of such withholding taxes by (a) delivery in Shares or (b) having Shares withheld by the Company with a Fair Market Value equal to the minimum statutory withholding rate from any Shares that would have otherwise been received by the Participant.
(a) No Award may be granted under the Plan after the fifth anniversary of the Effective Date, but Awards granted prior to such fifth anniversary may extend beyond that date.
(b) No Option or Stock Appreciation Right, once granted hereunder, may be repriced.
(c) The total value of all compensation granted or paid to any member of the Board, who is not also a Company employee, with respect to any calendar year, including Awards granted under the Plan and cash fees or other compensation paid by the Company to such director outside of the Plan, for his or her services as a director of the Company during such calendar year shall not exceed $425,000 in the aggregate, calculating the value of any Awards based on the grant date fair value in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topics 505 and 718, as applicable, or any successor provision, assuming a maximum payout. For the avoidance of doubt, the limits described in this Section 5(c) shall not apply to any compensation paid by the Company or any of its Affiliates to any director for services performed or to be performed for the Company or any of its Affiliates as an employee, consultant or in any capacity other than as a member of the Board.
6. Terms and Conditions of Options
The maximum number of Shares covered by Options that may be awarded during any calendar year to any Participant shall be 200,000. Options granted under the Plan shall be, as determined by the Committee, non-qualified or incentive stock options for federal income tax purposes, as evidenced by the related Award agreements, and shall be subject to the foregoing and the following terms and conditions and to such other terms and conditions, not inconsistent therewith, as the Committee shall determine; provided that, from and after the Effective Date, no Options shall be granted under the Plan to any Participant until such time, if any, as the Plan is amended pursuant to Section 14 to provide for the ability to make such grants:
(a) Exercise Price. The Exercise Price per Share shall be determined by the Committee, but shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of the Shares on the date an Option is granted.
(b) Exercisability. Options granted under the Plan shall be exercisable at such time and upon such terms and conditions as may be determined by the Committee, but in no event shall an Option be exercisable more than ten years after the date it is granted.
(c) Exercise of Options. Except as otherwise provided in the Plan or in an Award agreement, an Option may be exercised for all, or from time to time any part, of the Shares for which it is then exercisable. For purposes of this Section 6, the exercise date of an Option shall be the date a notice of exercise is received by the Company, together with provision for payment of the full purchase price in accordance with this Section 6(c). The purchase price for the Shares as to which an Option is exercised shall be paid to the Company, at the election of the Committee, pursuant to one or more of the following methods: (i) in cash or its equivalent (e.g., by check); (ii) in Shares having a Fair Market Value equal to the aggregate Exercise Price for the Shares being purchased and satisfying such other requirements as may be imposed by the Committee; provided, that such Shares have been held by the Participant for no less than six months (or such other period as established from time to time by the Committee in order to avoid adverse accounting treatment applying generally accepted accounting principles); (iii) partly in cash and partly in such Shares; or (iv) if there is a public market for the Shares at such time, through the delivery of irrevocable instructions to a broker to sell Shares obtained upon the exercise of the Option and to deliver promptly to the Company an amount out of the proceeds of such sale equal to the aggregate Exercise Price for the Shares being purchased. No Participant shall have any rights to dividends or other rights of a stockholder with respect to Shares subject to an Option until the Participant has given written notice of exercise of the Option, paid in full for such Shares and, if applicable, has satisfied any other conditions imposed by the Committee pursuant to the Plan. In addition, a Participant, at his or her discretion, may also satisfy the exercise price of an Option by a “net exercise” arrangement pursuant to which the Company will reduce the number of Shares that would otherwise be issued upon exercise of such Option by a number of whole Shares having a Fair Market Value equal to the sum of the aggregate exercise price of such Option, and such Fair Market Value of a Share shall be the closing price of a Share on the date any such Option is exercised (or if the Shares are not traded on such date, the most recent date on which such Shares were traded).
(d) ISOs. The Committee may grant Options under the Plan that are intended to be ISOs. Such ISOs shall comply with the requirements of Section 422 of the Code (or any successor section thereto). No ISO may be granted to any Participant who, at the time of such grant, owns more than ten percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or of any Subsidiary, unless (i) the Exercise Price for such ISO is at least 110% of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date the ISO is granted and (ii) the date on which such ISO terminates is a date not later than the day preceding the fifth anniversary of the date on which the ISO is granted. Any Participant who disposes of Shares acquired upon the exercise of an ISO either (I) within two years after the date of grant of such ISO or (II) within one year after the transfer of such Shares to the Participant, shall notify the Company of such disposition and of the amount realized upon such disposition. All Options granted under the Plan are intended to be ISOs, unless the applicable Award agreement expressly states that the Option is intended to be a nonqualified stock option. If an Option is intended to be an ISO, and if for any reason such Option (or portion thereof) shall not qualify as an ISO, then, to the extent of such nonqualification, such Option (or portion thereof) shall be regarded as a nonqualified stock option granted under the Plan; provided that such Option (or portion thereof) otherwise complies with the Plan’s requirements relating to nonqualified stock options. In no event shall any member of the Committee, the Company or any of its Affiliates (or their respective employees, officers or directors) have any liability to any Participant (or any other Person) due to the failure of an Option to qualify for any reason as an ISO.
(e) Attestation. Wherever in this Plan or any agreement evidencing an Award a Participant is permitted to pay the Exercise Price of an Option or taxes relating to the exercise of an Option by delivering Shares, the Participant may, subject to procedures satisfactory to the Committee, satisfy such delivery requirement by presenting proof of beneficial ownership of such Shares, in which case the Company shall treat the Option as exercised without further payment and shall withhold such number of Shares from the Shares acquired by the exercise of the Option.
7. Terms and Conditions of Stock Appreciation Rights
(a) Grants. Subject to the last sentence of this Section 7(a), the Committee may grant (i) a Stock Appreciation Right independent of an Option or (ii) a Stock Appreciation Right in connection with an Option, or a portion thereof. A Stock Appreciation Right granted pursuant to clause (ii) of the preceding sentence (A) may be granted at the time the related Option is granted or at any time prior to the exercise or cancellation of the related Option, (B) shall cover the same number of Shares covered by an Option (or
such lesser number of Shares as the Committee may determine) and (C) shall be subject to the same terms and conditions as such Option except for such additional limitations as are contemplated by this Section 7 (or such additional limitations as may be included in an Award agreement). The maximum number of Shares covered by Stock Appreciation Rights that may be awarded during any calendar year to any Participant shall be 200,000. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 7(a), from and after the Effective Date, no Stock Appreciation Right shall be granted under the Plan to any Participant until such time, if any, as the Plan is amended pursuant to Section 14 to provide for the ability to make such grants.
(b) Terms. The exercise price per Share of a Stock Appreciation Right shall be an amount determined by the Committee but in no event shall such amount be less than the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date the Stock Appreciation Right is granted; provided, however, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, in the case of a Stock Appreciation Right granted in conjunction with an Option, or a portion thereof, the exercise price may not be less than the Exercise Price of the related Option. Stock Appreciation rights that may be settled, in whole or in part, in Shares may not be exerciseable more than ten years from the date of grant. Each Stock Appreciation Right granted independent of an Option shall entitle a Participant upon exercise to an amount equal to (i) the excess of (A) the Fair Market Value on the exercise date of one Share over (B) the exercise price per Share, times (ii) the number of Shares covered by the Stock Appreciation Right. Each Stock Appreciation Right granted in conjunction with an Option, or a portion thereof, shall entitle a Participant to surrender to the Company the unexercised Option, or any portion thereof, and to receive from the Company in exchange therefor an amount equal to (I) the excess of (x) the Fair Market Value on the exercise date of one Share over (y) the Exercise Price per Share, times (II) the number of Shares covered by the Option, or portion thereof, which is surrendered. Payment shall be made in Shares or in cash, or partly in Shares and partly in cash (any such Shares valued at such Fair Market Value), all as shall be determined by the Committee. Stock Appreciation Rights may be exercised from time to time upon actual receipt by the Company of written notice of exercise stating the number of Shares with respect to which the Stock Appreciation Right is being exercised. The date a notice of exercise is received by the Company shall be the exercise date. No fractional Shares will be issued in payment for Stock Appreciation Rights, but instead cash will be paid for a fraction or, if the Committee should so determine, the number of Shares will be rounded downward to the next whole Share.
(c) Limitations. The Committee may impose, in its discretion, such conditions upon the exercisability or transferability of Stock Appreciation Rights as it may deem fit provided that a Stock Appreciation Right may not be exercisable more than ten years from the date of grant.
8. Restricted Stock
(a) Grant. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall determine the number of Shares of Restricted Stock to be granted to each Participant, the duration of the period during which, and the conditions, if any, under which, the Restricted Stock may be forfeited to the Company, and the other terms and conditions of such Awards.
(b) Transfer Restrictions. Shares of Restricted Stock may not be sold, assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered, except as provided in the Plan or the applicable Award agreement. Certificates issued in respect of Shares of Restricted Stock shall be registered in the name of the Participant and deposited by such Participant, together with a stock power endorsed in blank, with the Company. After the lapse of the restrictions applicable to such Shares of Restricted Stock, the Company shall deliver such certificates to the Participant or the Participant’s legal representative.
(c) Dividends. Dividends paid on any Shares of Restricted Stock may be paid directly to the Participant, withheld by the Company subject to vesting of the Restricted Shares pursuant to the terms of the applicable Award agreement, or may be reinvested in additional Shares of Restricted Stock, as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion.
(d) Performance-Based Grants. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, certain Shares of Restricted Stock granted under this Section 8 may, at the discretion of the Committee, be granted subject to the satisfaction of performance goals established by the Committee. The Committee shall determine in its discretion whether the applicable performance goals have been met with respect to a given Participant.
9. Other Stock-Based Awards
(a) Generally. The Committee, in its sole discretion, may grant or sell Awards of Shares and Awards that are valued in whole or in part by reference to, or are otherwise based on the Fair Market Value of, Shares and may make awards of cash which are not in respect of Shares (“Cash Awards”). Such Other Stock-Based Awards shall be in such form, and dependent on such conditions, as the Committee shall determine, including, without limitation, the right to receive, or vest with respect to, one or more Shares (or the equivalent cash value of such Shares) and Cash Awards upon the completion of a specified period of service, the occurrence of an event and/or the attainment of performance objectives. Other Stock-Based Awards and Cash Awards may be granted alone or in addition to any other Awards granted under the Plan. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall determine the amount of any Cash Award and/or number of Shares to be awarded to a Participant under (or otherwise related to) such Other Stock-Based Awards; and whether such Other Stock-Based Awards shall be settled in cash, Shares or a combination of cash and Shares; and all other terms and conditions of such Cash Awards and Awards (including, without limitation, the vesting provisions thereof and provisions ensuring that all Shares so awarded and issued shall be fully paid and non-assessable).
(b) Performance-Based Awards. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein, certain Other Stock-Based Awards granted under this Section 9 and performance-based grants of Shares of Restricted Stock and Cash Awards may, at the discretion of the Committee, be granted subject to the satisfaction of performance goals established by the Committee(“Performance-Based Awards”). The Committee shall determine whether the applicable performance goals have been met with respect to a given Participant and the amount of the Performance-Based Award actually paid to a given Participant may be less than the amount determined by the applicable performance goal formula, at the discretion of the Committee. The amount of the Performance-Based Award determined by the Committee for a performance period shall be paid to the Participant at such time as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion after the end of such performance period; provided, however, that a Participant may, if and to the extent permitted by the Committee and consistent with the provisions of Section 409A of the Code, elect to defer payment of a Performance-Based Award. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the maximum amount of Performance-Based Awards that may be granted during a calendar year to any Participant shall be (x) with respect to Other Stock-Based Awards and Awards of Shares of Restricted Stock, that are denominated or payable in shares, 100,000 shares, (y) with respect to Other Stock-Based Awards that are not denominated or payable in shares, $5,000,000 and (z) with respect to Cash Awards, $5,000,000; provided, however, with respect to Cash Awards for performance periods commencing after June 11, 2015, $8,000,000.
10. Adjustments Upon Certain Events
Notwithstanding any other provisions in the Plan to the contrary, the following provisions shall apply to all Awards granted under the Plan:
(a) Generally. In the event of any change in the outstanding Shares after the Effective Date by reason of any Share dividend or split, reorganization, recapitalization, merger, consolidation, spin-off, combination, combination or transaction or exchange of Shares or other corporate exchange, or any distribution to shareholders of Shares other than regular cash dividends or any transaction similar to the foregoing, the Committee in its sole discretion and without liability to any person shall make such substitution or adjustment, as and in the manner and to the extent it deems to be equitable or appropriate, as to (i) the number or kind of Shares or other securities issued or reserved for issuance pursuant to the Plan or pursuant to outstanding Awards, (ii) the maximum number of Shares for which Awards (including limits established for Restricted Stock or Other Stock-Based Awards) may be granted during a calendar year to any Participant, (iii) the Exercise Price or exercise price of any Stock Appreciation Right and/or (iv) any other terms of the Awards that the Committee determines to be affected by the event.
(b) Change in Control. In the event of a Change in Control after the Effective Date, the Committee may, but shall not be obligated to, (i) accelerate, vest or cause the restrictions to lapse with respect to, all or any portion of an Award or (ii) cancel Awards for fair value (as determined in the sole discretion of the Committee) which, in the case of Options and Stock Appreciation Rights, may equal the excess, if any, of value of the consideration to be paid in the Change in Control transaction to holders of the same number of Shares subject to such Options or Stock Appreciation Rights (or, if no consideration is paid in any such
transaction, the Fair Market Value of the Shares subject to such Options or Stock Appreciation Rights) over the aggregate exercise price of such Options or Stock Appreciation Rights or (iii) provide for the issuance of substitute Awards that will substantially preserve the otherwise applicable terms of any affected Awards previously granted hereunder as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion or (iv) provide that for a period of at least 30 days prior to the Change in Control, such Options or Stock Appreciation Rights shall be exercisable as to all Shares subject thereto and that upon the occurrence of the Change in Control, such Options or Stock Appreciation Rights shall terminate and be of no further force and effect.
11. No Right to Employment or Awards
The granting of an Award under the Plan shall (a) impose no obligation on the Company or any Affiliate to continue the employment of a Participant who is an employee and shall not lessen or affect the Company’s or Subsidiary’s right to terminate the employment of such Participant nor to continue a Participant who is a director as a director, or who hereafter becomes a director, and shall not lessen or affect the Company’s right to remove such director nor (b) confer on any director, or on any person who hereafter becomes a director, any right to continue to serve as a director. No Participant or other person shall have any claim to be granted any Award, and there is no obligation for uniformity of treatment of Participants, or holders or beneficiaries of Awards. The terms and conditions of Awards and the Committee’s determinations and interpretations with respect thereto need not be the same with respect to each Participant (whether or not such Participants are similarly situated).
12. Successors and Assigns
The Plan shall be binding on all successors and assigns of the Company and a Participant, including without limitation, the estate of such Participant and the executor, administrator or trustee of such estate, or any receiver or trustee in bankruptcy or representative of the Participant’s creditors.
13. Nontransferability of Awards
Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, an Award shall not be transferable or assignable by the Participant otherwise than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. An Award exercisable after the death of a Participant may be exercised by the legatees, personal representatives or distributees of the Participant.
14. Amendments or Termination
The Board may amend, alter or discontinue the Plan, but no amendment, alteration or discontinuation shall be made, (a) without the approval of stockholders of the Company, to the extent such action would (except as is provided in Section 10 of the Plan) require stockholder approval under applicable law (including the Code) or stock exchange requirements, as determined by the Committee, or (b) without the consent of a Participant, if such action would diminish any of the rights of the Participant under any Award theretofore granted to such Participant under the Plan; provided, however, that the Board may amend the Plan in such manner as it deems necessary to permit the granting of Awards meeting the requirements of the Code or other applicable laws.
15. International Participants
With respect to Participants who reside or work outside the United States of America and who are not (and who are not expected to be) “covered employees” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code, the Committee may, in its sole discretion, amend the terms of the Plan or Awards with respect to such Participants in order to conform such terms with the requirements of local law or to obtain more favorable tax or other treatment for a Participant, the Company or an Affiliate.
16. Choice of Law
The Plan shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware without regard to conflicts of laws.
17. Effectiveness of the Plan
The Plan shall be effective as of the Effective Date.