(e) Discretion to Determine Criteria. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of the Plan, the Committee, in its sole discretion, will determine the performance goals (if any) applicable to any Target Award (or portion thereof) which may include: (i) attainment of research and development and/or clinical development milestones, (ii) bookings, (iii) business divestitures and acquisitions, (iv) capital raising, (v) cash flow, (vi) cash position, (vii) contract awards or backlog, (viii) customer renewals, (vix) customer retention rates from an acquired company, subsidiary, business unit or division, (x) earnings (which may include earnings before interest and taxes, earnings before taxes, and net taxes), (xi) earnings per share, (xii) expenses, (xiii) financial milestones, (xiv) gross margin, (xv) growth in stockholder value relative to the moving average of the S&P 500 Index or another index, (xvi) internal rate of return, (xvii) internal structure, (xviii) leadership development, (xix) license or research collaboration agreements, (xx) market share, (xxi) net income, (xxii) net profit, (xxiii) net sales, (xxiv) new product development, (xxv) new product or business invention or innovation, (xxvi) number of customers, (xxvii) operating cash flow, (xxviii) operating expenses, (xxix) operating income, (xxx) operating margin, (xxxi) overhead or other expense reduction, (xxxii) patentability, (xxxiii) publications, (xxxiv) procurement, (xxxv) product defect measures, (xxxvi) product release timelines or other product release milestones, (xxxvii) productivity, (xxxviii) profit, (xxxix) project, function or portfolio-specific milestones, (xxxx) regulatory milestones or regulatory-related goals, (xxxxi) retained earnings, (xxxxii) return on assets, (xxxxiii) return on capital, (xxxxiv) return on equity, (xxxxv) return on investment, (xxxxvi) return on sales, (xxxxvii) revenue, (xxxxviii) revenue growth, (xlix) sales results, (l) sales growth, (li) savings (lii) stock price, (liii) time to market, (liv) total stockholder return, (lv) working capital, and (lvi) individual objectives such as peer reviews or other subjective or objective criteria. As determined by the Committee, the performance goals may be based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or non-GAAP results and any actual results may be adjusted by the Committee for one-time items or unbudgeted or unexpected items and/or payments of Actual Awards under the Plan when determining whether the performance goals have been met. The goals may be on the basis of any factors the Committee determines relevant, and may be on an individual, divisional, business unit, segment or Company-wide basis. Any criteria used may be measured on such basis as the Committee determines, including but not limited to, as applicable, (A) in absolute terms, (B) in combination with another performance goal or goals (for example, but not by way of limitation, as a ratio or matrix), (C) in relative terms (including, but not limited to, results for other periods, passage of time and/or against another company or companies or an index or indices), (D) on a per-share basis, (E) against the performance of the Company as a whole or a segment of the Company and/or (F) on a pre-tax or after-tax basis. The performance goals may differ from Participant to Participant and from award to award. Failure to meet the goals will result in a failure to earn the Target Award, except as provided in Section 3(d). The Committee also may determine that a Target Award (or portion thereof) will not have a performance goal associated with it but instead will be granted (if at all) in the sole discretion of the Committee.