The Plan is intended to encourage ownership of Shares by Employees and directors of and certain Consultants to the Company and its Affiliates in order to attract and retain such people, to induce them to work for the benefit of the Company or of an Affiliate and to provide additional incentive for them to promote the success of the Company or of an Affiliate. The Plan provides for the granting of Restricted Stock Grants and Restricted Stock Unit Awards and shall not allow for the grant of stock options.
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SHARES SUBJECT TO THE PLAN.
(a) Commencing on December 5, 2019, the number of Shares which may be issued from time to time pursuant to this Plan shall not exceed 1,714,267 Shares of Common Stock, plus (i) any Shares of Common Stock that are represented by options previously granted under the Companys 2003 Employee, Director and Consultant Stock Option Plan, as amended, and (ii) any Shares of Common Stock that are represented by options or restricted stock units previously granted under the 2010 Employee, Director and Consultant Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, that are forfeited, expire or are cancelled without delivery of Shares of Common Stock, or the equivalent of such number of Shares after the Administrator, in its sole discretion, has interpreted the effect of any stock split, stock dividend, combination, recapitalization or similar transaction in accordance with Paragraph 18 of this Plan; provided, however, that as of December 5, 2019 no more than 5,628,833 shares shall be added to the plan pursuant to subsections (i) and (ii).
(b) If any Restricted Stock Unit Award expires or is forfeited, cancelled, or otherwise terminated or results in any Shares not being issued or the Company shall reacquire (at not more than its original issuance price) any Shares issued pursuant to a Restricted Stock Grant, the unissued or reacquired Shares which were subject to such Stock Right shall again be available for issuance from time to time pursuant to this Plan. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the Company or an Affiliates tax withholding obligation is satisfied by withholding Shares, the number of Shares deemed to have been issued under the Plan for purposes of the limitation set forth in Paragraph 3(a) above shall be the number of Shares that were subject to the Stock Right or portion thereof, and not the net number of Shares actually issued.
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ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN.
The Administrator of the Plan will be the Board of Directors, except to the extent the Board of Directors delegates its authority to the Committee, in which case the Committee shall be the Administrator. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Administrator is authorized to:
(a) Interpret the provisions of the Plan and all Stock Rights and to make all rules and determinations which it deems necessary or advisable for the administration of the Plan;
(b) Determine which Employees, directors and Consultants shall be granted Stock Rights;
(c) Determine the number of Shares for which a Stock Right or Stock Rights shall be granted, provided, however, that in no event shall: