No award or right granted hereunder shall affect the right of the Company or any Subsidiary to reclassify, recapitalize or otherwise change its capital or debt structure or to merge, consolidate, convey any or all of its assets, dissolve, liquidate, windup, or otherwise reorganize.
Expiration and Forfeiture of Award
The Final Award, if any, shall be paid and/or expire in the circumstances described in this Section 8. As used herein, “Termination of Service” means termination of a Participant’s employment by, or service to, the Company, including any of its Subsidiaries.
Upon a Termination of Service by reason of death, a Final Award equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Target Award shall be paid to the Participant’s legal representatives, heirs, legatees, or distributees in accordance with Section 3.
Upon a Termination of Service in the event of Retirement, the Participant shall continue to be eligible to receive a Final Award, if any, as though the Participant was continuously employed by the Company throughout the Performance Period. At the end of the Performance Period, the Company will determine the Final Award that the Participant would have received had the Participant been continuously employed by the Company throughout the Performance Period in accordance with Sections 1 and 2, and any such Final Award shall be paid to the Participant in accordance with Section 3.
Upon a Termination of Service as a result of Disability, a Final Award equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the Target Award shall be paid to the Participant in accordance with Section 3.
Notwithstanding any provision in this Section 8 to the contrary, if the Company terminates the Participant’s employment without Cause in connection with a Change in Control, the Final Award payable to the Participant, if any, shall be determined by the Committee and shall be paid to the Participant in accordance with Section 3. The Company’s termination of the Participant’s employment may be treated as being in connection with a Change in Control only if such termination occurs during the period beginning six (6) months prior to the Change in Control and ending twenty-four (24) months following the Change in Control.
Termination of Service other than as a result of Death, Retirement, Disability, or Change in Control
Upon a Termination of Service by any reason other than death, Retirement, Disability or in connection with a Change in Control, including, without limitation, as a result of retirement or disability that does not meet the requirements set forth in the definitions of such terms in the Plan, voluntary resignation and termination for Cause, any award or right granted hereunder shall expire and be forfeited, and no Final Award or dividend equivalent related thereto shall be paid.
Clawback as a result of misconduct
Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, if the Company is required to prepare a material restatement of its financial statements as a result of misconduct, and the Committee determines that the Participant knowingly engaged in the misconduct, was grossly negligent with respect to such misconduct, or acted knowingly or with gross negligence in failing to prevent the misconduct, or the Committee concludes that the Participant engaged in willful fraud, embezzlement or other similar activity (including acts of omission) materially detrimental to the Company, the Company may require the Participant (or the Participant’s beneficiary) to reimburse the Company for all or any portion of the Final Award, and/or to forfeit the proceeds of any sale (including any sales to the Company) of any Company securities acquired by or on behalf of the Participant (or the Participant’s beneficiary) pursuant to the Final Award paid under this Agreement during the twelve (12) month period following the first public filing of the financial document requiring restatement, or during the twelve (12) month period following the date of the Participant’s misconduct.