1992 Nonemployee Director Stock Option Plan - Fleetwood Enterprises Inc.
FLEETWOOD ENTERPRISES, INC.
1992 NONEMPLOYEE DIRECTOR STOCK OPTION PLAN
(AS AMENDED ON JUNE 12, 2001)
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.1 PURPOSES OF THE PLAN. Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (the "Company")
has adopted this 1992 Nonemployee Director Stock Option Plan (the "Plan") to
enable the Company to attract and retain the services of experienced and
knowledgeable Nonemployee Directors and to align further their interests with
those of the stockholders of the Company by providing for or increasing the
proprietary interests of the Nonemployee Directors in the Company.
1.2 DEFINITIONS. The following terms, when used in this Plan, shall
have the meanings set forth in this Section 1.2:
(a) "Award" means an award of any Stock Option under the Plan.
(b) "Board" or "Board of Directors" means the Board
(c) "Common Stock" means the common stock of the Company, par
value $1.00 per share.
(d) "Company" means Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., a Delaware
corporation, or any successor thereto.
(e) "Fair Market Value" means the closing sale price of a
share of Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Transactions on
the date of a Stock Option is granted, or if not granted on a trading day, on
the immediately preceding trading day.
(f) "Nonemployee Director" means any member of the Board of
Directors who is not an employee of the Company or of any parent or subsidiary
corporation (as defined in Section 424 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as
amended) with respect to the Company.
(g) "Participant" means any Nonemployee Director who receives
an Award pursuant to the terms of the Plan.
(h) "Plan" means the Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. 1992
Nonemployee Director Stock Options Plan as set forth herein, as amended from
time to time.
(i) "Stock Option" means a right to purchase Common Stock
which is the subject of an Award under this Plan and the provisions of
Article III hereof.
1.3 COMMON SHARES SUBJECT TO PLAN.
(a) Subject to the provisions of Sections 1.3(c) and 4.1, the
maximum number of shares of Common Stock which may be issued pursuant to Awards
under this Plan shall not exceed 200,000 shares.
(b) The shares of Common Stock to be delivered under the Plan
shall be made available, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, either
from authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock, or from previously issued
shares of Common Stock reacquired by the Company, including shares purchased in
the open market.
(c)Shares of Common Stock subject to the unexercised
portion of any Stock Option granted under this Plan that expires, terminates
or is canceled, will again become available for grant of further Awards under
II. AWARDS OF STOCK OPTIONS
2.1 AWARD GRANTS
(a) Upon the first business day following the effective date
of this Plan, as determined pursuant to Section 5.2 hereof, and on the first
business day following any annual meeting of the stockholders of the Company in
each calendar year thereafter for so long as this Plan remains in effect, each
Nonemployee Director who is then serving as a member of the Board of Directors
shall automatically be granted an Award consisting of Stock Options covering
4,000 shares of Common Stock.
(b) Each Nonemployee Director who is appointed or elected
other than at an annual meeting of stockholders of the Company (whether by
replacing a director who retires, resigns or otherwise terminates his service as
a director prior to the expiration of his term or otherwise) shall automatically
be granted an Award as of the date of such appointment consisting of a number of
shares of Common Stock determined by multiplying 4,000 by a fraction, the
numerator of which is the number of days from the date of grant to the date of
the next scheduled annual
meeting of stockholders of the Company and the denominator of which is 365
(exclusive of fractional shares).
2.2 AWARD PROCEDURES. All Nonemployee Directors shall receive Awards
under this Plan, which Awards shall be granted automatically as provided in this
Article II. A Nonemployee Director to whom an Award has been made shall be
notified of the Award, and the Company shall promptly cause to be prepared and
executed a written agreement evidencing the Stock Options which are the subject
of such Award.
2.3 SECURITIES LAW REQUIREMENTS. Shares of Common Stock shall not be
offered or issued under this Plan unless the offer, issuance and delivery of
such shares shall comply with all applicable provisions of law, domestic or
foreign, including, without limitation, the Securities Act of 1933, as amended,
the California Corporate Securities Law of 1968, as amended, and the
requirements of any stock exchange upon which the Common stock may then be
listed. As a condition precedent to the issuance of shares of Common Stock
pursuant to an Award, the Company may require the Participant to take any
reasonable action to comply with such requirements.
III. STOCK OPTIONS
3.1 PURCHASE PRICE. The purchase price of Common Stock issuable upon
exercise of each Stock Option shall be the Fair Market Value, as of the date of
grant of the Stock Option, of the Common Stock subject to such Stock Option.
3.2 STOCK OPTION TERM. Unless earlier exercised or terminated pursuant
to the provisions of Section 3.4, each Stock Option shall expire and no longer
be exercisable on a date which is ten years after the date of grant.
3.3 EXERCISE OF STOCK OPTIONS. Options granted shall become exercisable
immediately upon issuance. Options shall remain exercisable until the Stock
Option is exercised or expires as provided in this Article III. At the time of
the exercise of a Stock Option, the purchase price shall be paid in full in
cash, or in shares of Common Stock valued at their Fair Market Value on the
exercise date. No fractional shares will be issued pursuant to the exercise of a
Stock Option, nor will any cash payment be made in lieu of fractional shares.
3.4 TERMINATION OF DIRECTOR STATUS. In the event that the holder of
Stock Options ceases to be a director of the Company for any reason
("Termination"), all Stock Options shall thereafter be exercisable until the
earlier to occur of three years from the date of Termination or ten years from
the date of the grant of such Stock Option.
3.5 DIVIDEND EQUIVALENTS. The Company shall pay to holders of Stock
Options an amount for each share of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of such
Stock Options a "Dividend Equivalent" equal to the cash or other consideration
paid as a dividend or distribution (other than a dividend or distribution
payable in Common Stock) by the Company with respect to its outstanding shares
of Common Stock. Dividend Equivalents shall be paid, with respect to any record
date for such dividend or distribution occurring on or after the date of grant
of any Stock Option to and including the date of exercise or termination of such
Stock Option, in the same manner as provided for holders of Common Stock.
3.6 RIGHTS WITH RESPECT TO COMMON STOCK. No Participant and no
beneficiary or other person claiming under or through such Participant will have
any right, title or interest in or to any shares of Common Stock subject to any
Stock Option unless and until such Stock Option is dully exercised pursuant to
the terms of this Plan.
IV. ADJUSTMENT PROVISIONS
4.1 CHANGES IN OUTSTANDING SECURITIES. Subject to Section 4.2 below,
(i) if the outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Company are increased,
decreased or exchanged for a different number or kind of shares or other
securities of the Company, or if additional shares or new or different shares or
other securities of the Company are distributed in respect of such shares of
Common Stock (or any stock or securities received with respect to such Common
Stock), through reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, stock
dividend, stock split, reverse stock split, spin-off or other distribution with
respect to such shares of Common Stock (or any stock or securities received with
respect to such Common Stock), or (ii) if the value of the outstanding shares of
Common Stock of the Company is reduced by reason of an extraordinary cash
dividend, an appropriate and proportionate adjustment may be made in (x) the
maximum number and kind of shares provided in Section 1.3, (y) the number and
kind of shares or other securities subject to then outstanding Stock Options,
and (z) the purchase or exercise price for each share of Common Stock subject to
an outstanding Stock Option.
4.2 TERMINATION EVENTS. Upon the dissolution or liquidation of the
Company or upon a reorganization, merger or consolidation of the Company with
one or more corporations, as a result of which the Company goes out of existence
or becomes a subsidiary of another corporation, or upon a sale of substantially
all of the property of the Company to another corporation (in each of such cases
a "Termination Event"), this Plan shall terminate. Any Stock Option therefore
granted under the Plan and not exercised on or prior to the Termination Event
shall expire and terminate, unless provisions be made in writing in
connection with such Termination Event for the assumption of the Stock Option or
the substitution for such Stock Option of a new option covering the stock of a
successor corporation, or a parent or subsidiary thereof or of the Company, with
appropriate adjustments as to number and kind of shares and prices, in which
event such Stock Option shall continue in the manner and under the terms so
4.3 OTHER ADJUSTMENTS. Adjustments under this Article IV will be made
by the Board, whose determination as to what adjustments will be made and the
extent thereof will be final, binding and conclusive. No fractional interests
will be issued under the Plan resulting from any such adjustments.
V. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
5.1 AMENDMENT, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION OR INTERPRETATION OF THE PLAN.
(a) The Board of Directors may at any time amend, suspend, or terminate
the Plan; provided, however, that no such action shall:
(i) increase the maximum number of shares specified in Section
1.3(a), unless approved by the stockholders of the Company;
(ii) alter, terminate or impair in any manner which is materially
adverse to a Participant any Award previously granted;
(iii) change the nondiscretionary manner in which Awards are made
under Article II; or
(iv) change more than once in any six-month period, provisions
of the Plan dealing with the amount of any Award, the purchase price of
the Common Stock which is the subject of any Award, or the timing of
the grant or exercise with respect to Awards.
(b) Plan Interpretation. Questions of interpretation of any of the
provisions of the Plan shall be resolved by competent legal counsel selected by
the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
5.2 EFFECTIVE DATE AND DURATION OF PLAN. This Plan has been approved by
the Board and shall become effective on the date of its approval by the holders
of a majority of the outstanding shares of Common Stock present in person or by
proxy and entitled to vote at a meeting of the stockholders of the Company. This
Plan shall terminate at such time as the Board, in its discretion, shall
determine. No Award may
be granted under the Plan after the date of such termination, but such
termination shall not affect any Award theretofore granted and any shares of
Common stock subject thereto.
5.3 DIRECTOR STATUS. Nothing in this Plan or in any instrument executed
pursuant hereto shall confer upon any Nonemployee Director any right to continue
as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company or any subsidiary thereof.
5.4 NO ENTITLEMENT TO SHARES. No Nonemployee Director (individually or
as a member of a group), and no beneficiary or other person claiming under or
through such Nonemployee Director, shall have any right, title or interest in or
to any shares of Common Stock allocated or reserved for the purpose of the Plan
or subject to any Award except as to such shares of Common Stock, if any, as
shall have been issued to such Nonemployee Director.
5.5 WITHHOLDING OF TAXES. The Company may make such provisions as it
deems appropriate for the withholding by the Company pursuant to federal or
state income tax laws of such amounts as the Company determines it is required
to withhold in connection with any Award. The Company may require a Participant
to satisfy any relevant tax requirements before authorizing any issuance of
Common Stock to such Participant or payment of any other benefit hereunder to
such Participant. Any such settlement shall be made in the form of cash, a bank
cashier's check or such other form of consideration as is satisfactory to the
5.6 TRANSFERABILITY. Awards, any interest therein, and the right to
receive the proceeds thereof shall not be transferable by a Participant, other
than by will or the laws of descent and distribution. The transfer by a
Participant to a trust created by the Participant for the benefit of the
Participant or the Participant's family which is revocable at any and all times
during the Participant's lifetime by the Participant and as to which the
Participant is the sole trustee during his or her lifetime will not be deemed to
be a transfer for purposes of the Plan. Under such rules and regulations as the
Committee may establish pursuant to the terms of the Plan, a beneficiary may be
designated with respect to an Award in the event of the death of a Participant.
If the estate of the Participant is the beneficiary with respect to an Award,
any rights with respect to such Award may be transferred to the person or
persons or entity (including a trust) entitled thereto under the will of such
Participant or pursuant to the laws of descent and distribution.
5.7 OTHER PLANS. Nothing in this Plan is intended to be a substitute
for, or shall preclude or limit the establishment or continuation of, any other
plan, practice or arrangement for the payment of compensation or
benefits to directors generally, which the Company now has or may hereafter
lawfully put into effect, including, without limitation, any retirement,
pension, insurance, stock purchase, incentive compensation or bonus plan.
5.8 SINGULAR, PLURAL; GENDER. Whenever used herein, nouns in the
singular shall include the plural, and the masculine pronoun shall include the
feminine gender, as the context may require.
5.9 APPLICABLE LAW. This Plan shall be governed by, interpreted under,
and construed and enforced in accordance with the internal laws of the State of
5.10 SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. The Plan and any agreement with respect to
an Award shall be binding upon the successors and assigns of the Company and
upon each Participant and such Participant's heirs, executors, administrators,
personal representatives, permitted assignees and successors in interest.