For purposes of the provisions of this Award Certificate, terms used in the definition of a Change in Control shall be as defined or interpreted pursuant to Section 409A.
(d) Committee means the Compensation, Management Development and Succession Committee of the Board, any successor committee thereto or any other committee of the Board appointed by the Board with the powers of the Committee under the Plan, or any subcommittee appointed by such Committee.
(e) Competitive Activity means:
(1) becoming, or entering into any arrangement as, an employee, officer, partner, member, proprietor, director, independent contractor, consultant, advisor, representative or agent of, or serving in any similar position or capacity with, a Competitor, where you will be responsible for providing, or managing or supervising others who are providing, services (x) that are similar or substantially related to the services that you provided to the Firm, or (y) that you had direct or indirect managerial or supervisory responsibility for at the Firm, or (z) that call for the application of the same or similar specialized knowledge or skills as those utilized by you in your services for the Firm, in each such case, at any time during the year preceding the termination of your employment with the Firm; or
(2) either alone or in concert with others, forming, or acquiring a 5% or greater equity ownership, voting interest or profit participation in, a Competitor.
(f) Competitor means any corporation, partnership or other entity that competes, or that owns a significant interest in any corporation, partnership or other entity that competes, with any business activity the Firm engages in, or that you reasonably knew or should have known that the Firm was planning to engage in, at the time of the termination of your Employment.
(g) Confidential and Proprietary Information means any information that is classified as confidential in the Firms Global Policy on Confidential Information or that may have intrinsic value to the Firm, the Firms clients or other parties with which the Firm has a relationship, or that may provide the Firm with a competitive advantage, including, without limitation, any trade secrets; inventions (whether or not patentable); formulas; flow charts; computer programs; access codes or other systems information; algorithms; technology and business processes; business, product or marketing plans; sales and other forecasts; financial information; client lists or other intellectual property; information relating to compensation and benefits; and public information that becomes proprietary as a result of the Firms compilation of that information for use in its business, provided that such Confidential and Proprietary Information does not include any information which is available for use by the general public or is generally available for use within the relevant business or industry other than as a result of your action. Confidential and Proprietary Information may be in any medium or form, including, without limitation, physical documents, computer files or discs, electronic communications, videotapes, audiotapes, and oral communications.