in whole or in part, would result in the offeror exercising control over the Corporation within the meaning of subsection 1(3) of the Securities Act (Ontario) (as amended from time to time), then the Board may, in its discretion, notify each Participant of the Offer, with full particulars thereof, whereupon, the Board may in its discretion, provide that notwithstanding the terms of the Award, such Award (other than a Deferred Share Unit) may be exercised in whole or in part by the Participant so as to permit the Participant to tender the Shares received upon such exercise (the Award Shares) pursuant to the Offer.
6.2 Changes in Shares. In the event of any stock dividend, stock split, combination or exchange of shares, merger, amalgamation, acquisition, divestiture, consolidation, spin-off or other distribution (other than normal cash dividends) of the Corporations assets to shareholders, or any other change in the capital of the Corporation affecting Shares, the Board will make such proportionate adjustments, if any, as the Board in its discretion may deem appropriate, in compliance with Section 409A of the Code, to reflect such change, with respect to (i) the number or kind of shares or other securities reserved for issuance pursuant to this Plan; (ii) the number or kind of shares or other securities subject to unexercised or unredeemed Awards previously granted; and (iii) the Option Price, if applicable, of Awards.
6.3 No Fractional Shares. The Corporation will not issue fractional Shares in satisfaction of any of its obligations hereunder.
6.4 Accelerated Exercise or Redemption of Awards. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Plan, the Board may at any time give written notice to all Participants advising that their respective Awards (other a than Deferred Share Unit) are all immediately exercisable or redeemable and may be exercised or redeemed only within 30 days of such written notice or such other period as determined by the Board and not thereafter and that all rights of the Participants under any Awards (other than a Deferred Share Unit) not exercised or redeemed within such period will terminate all the expiration of such period; provided that with respect to any U.S. Participant, the acceleration of the time or schedule of any payment of compensation under the Plan that is subject to Section 409A of the Code is prohibited, except as provided in the Treasury Regulations and administrative guidance promulgated under Section 409A of the Code.
7.1 Grant of Options. The Board may grant Options to Eligible Persons.
7.2 Option Exercise Term. Options shall be for a Fixed Term and exercisable from time to time as determined in the discretion of the Board at the time of grant, provided that, subject to Section 7.3, no Option shall have a term exceeding ten (10) years (or such shorter period as is permitted by the Exchange from time to time).
7.3 Black-Out Period. Except where not permitted by the Exchange, where an Option would expire during a Black-Out Period or within ten (10) Business Days following the end of a Black-Out Period, the term of such Option shall be extended to the date which is ten (10) Business Days following the end of such Black-Out Period.
7.4 Terms of Options. Subject to this Article, the number of Shares subject to each Option, the Option Price, the expiration date of each Option, the extent to which each Option is exercisable from time to time during the term of the Option and other terms and conditions relating to each such Option shall be determined by the Board; provided, however, if no specific determination is made by the Board with respect to any of the following matters, each Option shall, subject to any other specific provisions of the Plan, contain the following terms and conditions: