2000 NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR STOCK PLAN
(Amended and Restated as of May 3, 2001)
The Coach, Inc. 2000 Non-Employee Director Stock Plan was originally approved by the Board of Directors of Coach, Inc. on June 23, 2000 and was originally approved by the stockholders of the Coach, Inc. on June 29, 2000. In furtherance of the purposes of said plan and in order to amend said plan in certain respects, the plan has been amended and restated in its entirety, effective as of May 3, 2001. This amendment and restatement constitutes a complete amendment, restatement and continuation of the Coach, Inc. 2000 Non-Employee Director Stock Plan.
ARTICLE I PURPOSE OF THE PLAN
The purpose of the Plan is to promote the long-term growth of the Company by increasing the proprietary interest of Non-Employee Directors in the Company and to attract and retain highly qualified and capable Non-Employee Directors.
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS
Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
2.1 Annual Cash Retainer means that portion of the annual retainer fee payable in cash by the Company to a Non-Employee Director for services as a director of the Company, as such amount may be changed from time to time.
2.2 Annual Option Retainer means that portion of the annual retainer fee payable in the form of Options by the Company to a Non-Employee Director for services as a director of the Company, as such amount may be changed from time to time.
2.3 Award means an award granted to a Non-Employee Director under the Plan in the form of Options or Shares, or any combination thereof.
2.4 Board means the Board of Directors of the Company.
2.5 Code means the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any successor law.
2.6 Company means Coach, Inc., a Maryland corporation.
2.7 Fair Market Value means, with respect to any date, the average between the highest and lowest sale prices per Share on the New York Stock Exchange Composite Transactions Tape on such date, provided that if there shall be no sales of Shares reported on such date, the Fair Market Value of a Share on such date shall be deemed to be equal to the average between the highest and lowest sale prices per Share on such Composite Tape
for the last preceding date on which sales of Shares were reported and, provided further, that the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date the Company first offers Shares to the public in an initial public offering shall be the initial offering price of Shares on such date. In the event that Shares are not traded on the New York Stock Exchange as of a given date, the Fair Market Value of a Share as of such date shall be established by the Board acting in good faith.
2.8 Option means an option to purchase Shares awarded under Article VIII, which option shall not be an incentive stock option within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code.
2.9 Option Grant Date means the date upon which an Option is granted to a Non-Employee Director.
2.10 Optionee means a Non-Employee Director of the Company to whom an Option has been granted or, in the event of such Non-Employee Directors death prior to the expiration of an Option, such Non-Employee Directors executor, administrator, beneficiary or similar person, or, in the event of a transfer permitted by Article VII hereof, such permitted transferee.
2.11 Non-Employee Director means a director of the Company who is not an employee of the Company or any subsidiary of the Company.
2.12 Plan means the Coach, Inc. 2000 Non-Employee Director Stock Plan, as amended and restated effective as of May 3, 2001, and as may be further amended from time to time.
2.13 Shares means shares of the Companys common stock, par value $0.01 per share.
2.14 Stock Award Date means the date on which Shares are awarded to a Non-Employee Director.
2.15 Stock Option Agreement means a written agreement between a Non-Employee Director and the Company evidencing an Option.
ARTICLE III ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN
3.1 Administrator of the Plan. The Plan shall be administered by the Board.
3.2 Authority of the Board. The Board shall have full power and authority to: (a) interpret and construe the Plan and adopt such rules and regulations as it shall deem necessary and advisable to implement and administer the Plan and (b) designate persons other than members of the Board to carry out its responsibilities, subject to such limitations, restrictions and conditions as it may prescribe, such determinations to be made in accordance with the Boards best business judgment as to the best interests of the Company
and its stockholders and in accordance with the purposes of the Plan. The Board may delegate administrative duties under the Plan to one or more agents as it shall deem necessary or advisable.
3.3 Effect of Board Determinations. No member of the Board shall be personally liable for any action or determination made in good faith with respect to the Plan or any Award or to any settlement of any dispute between a Non-Employee Director and the Company. Any decision or action taken by the Board with respect to an Award or the administration or interpretation of the Plan shall be conclusive and binding upon all persons.
3.4 Governing Law. Except to the extent superseded by the laws of the United States, the laws of the State of New York, without regard to its conflict of laws principles, shall govern in all matters relating to the Plan.
ARTICLE IV AWARDS UNDER THE PLAN
Awards in the form of Options or Shares shall be granted to Non-Employee Directors in accordance with Article VIII. Each Option granted under the Plan shall be evidenced by a Stock Option Agreement. Except as may otherwise be determined by the Board, each Option granted under the Plan shall provide for the grant of a restoration Option if the purchase price of the Shares subject to the original Option is satisfied by surrendering (or attesting to the ownership of) Shares in accordance with Section 8.2. Each such restoration Option shall (a) be an Option to purchase the number of Shares surrendered (either actually or by attestation), plus the number of Shares that the Optionee would have surrendered to pay withholding taxes, calculated as if such Optionee had been obligated to pay such taxes and had surrendered Shares to satisfy such obligation, (b) be fully exercisable (subject to the restrictions contained herein and in the applicable restoration Stock Option Agreement) on and after that date which is six (6) months after the Option Grant Date of the restoration Option, (c) have a purchase price per Share equal to one-hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value per Share on the Option Grant Date of the restoration Option and (d) have a term equal to the remaining term of the original Option.
ARTICLE V ELIGIBILITY
Each Non-Employee Director of the Company shall be eligible to participate in the Plan in accordance with Article VIII.
ARTICLE VI SHARES SUBJECT TO THE PLAN
Subject to adjustment as provided in Article XI, the aggregate number of Shares available for all grants of Options and awards of Shares in any fiscal year shall be two-tenths (2/10) of one (1) percent (.2%) of the outstanding Shares as of the last day of the immediately preceding fiscal year.
ARTICLE VII TRANSFERABILITY OF OPTIONS
Options granted under the Plan shall not be transferable or assignable other than by will or the laws of descent and distribution, except that the Board may provide for the transferability of any particular Option in the manner set forth in the related Stock Option Agreement.
ARTICLE VIII ANNUAL RETAINER ELECTIONS
Each Non-Employee Director shall be eligible to be granted Options or Shares, or a combination thereof, subject to the following terms and conditions:
8.1 Grant of Options or Shares. Options and Shares shall be awarded to Non-Employee Directors pursuant to the Plan as follows:
(a) An Option to purchase 5,000 Shares shall be granted to each Non-Employee Director on the day that the Company first offers Shares to the public in an initial public offering.
(b) On the day of the last regularly scheduled meeting of the Board held in the second fiscal quarter of each fiscal year: (i) each Non-Employee Director shall be granted the Annual Option Retainer, and (ii) each Non-Employee Director who, at least ten (10) business days prior thereto, files with the Board or its designee a written election to receive Options or Shares, or a combination thereof, in lieu of all or a portion of such Non-Employee Directors Annual Cash Retainer for the one-year period beginning in the month of November coincident with or next following such meeting date, shall be granted such Options or Shares. In the event a Non-Employee Director does not file a written election in accordance with the preceding sentence, Options or Shares, or a combination thereof, shall be granted to such Non-Employee Director on the tenth (10th) business day after the date such Non-Employee Director files with the Board or its designee a written election to receive Options or Shares, or a combination thereof, in lieu of all or a portion of such Non-Employee Directors Annual Cash Retainer. An election pursuant to Section 8.1(b)(ii) shall be irrevocable on and after the tenth (10th) business day prior to the date of grant of the Options or Shares, as the case may be. An election pursuant to the second sentence of this Section 8.1(b) shall be irrevocable.
(c) The Board may, in its sole discretion, grant Options or award Shares to any Non-Employee Director pursuant to such terms and conditions as the Board shall determine, consistent with the terms of the Plan. The terms and conditions of any such grant or award shall be set forth in a Stock Option Agreement or other written agreement entered into between the Company and the Non-Employee Director governing the award of Shares hereunder.
8.2 Number and Terms of Options. The number of Shares subject to an Option granted pursuant to Section 8.1(b)(ii) above shall be the number of whole Shares equal to the ratio of (a) the product of (i) three and (ii) the portion of the Annual Cash
Retainer (expressed as a dollar amount) which the Non-Employee Director has elected pursuant to Section 8.1(b)(ii) to be payable in Options to (b) the Fair Market Value per Share on the Option Grant Date. Any fraction of a Share shall be disregarded and the remaining amount of such Annual Retainer shall be paid in cash or Shares as the Non-Employee Director has elected. The purchase price per Share under each Option granted pursuant to Section 8.1(a) or 8.1(b) shall be equal to the Fair Market Value per Share on the Option Grant Date.
Subject to Article IX and any restrictions contained in the applicable Stock Option Agreement, each Option granted to a Non-Employee Director shall become fully vested and exercisable with respect to all Shares covered by such Option on the six month anniversary of the Option Grant Date. In no event shall the period of time over which the Option may be exercised exceed ten (10) years from the Option Grant Date. An Option, or portion thereof, may be exercised in whole or in part only with respect to whole Shares.
Shares shall be issued to the Optionee pursuant to the exercise of an Option only upon receipt by the Company from the Optionee of payment in full either in cash or by surrendering (or attesting to the ownership of) Shares together with proof acceptable to the Board that such Shares have been owned by the Optionee for at least six (6) months prior to the date of exercise of the Option, or a combination of cash and Shares, in an amount or having a combined value equal to the aggregate purchase price for the Shares subject to the Option or portion thereof being exercised. The value of owned Shares submitted (directly or by attestation) in full or partial payment for the Shares purchased upon exercise of an Option shall be equal to the aggregate Fair Market Value of such owned Shares on the date of the exercise of such Option.
8.3 Number of Shares. The number of Shares granted pursuant to this Article shall be the number of whole Shares equal to the ratio of (a) the portion of the Annual Retainer which the Non-Employee Director has elected pursuant to Section 8.1 to be payable in Shares (expressed as a dollar amount) to (b) the Fair Market Value per Share on the Stock Award Date. Any fraction of a Share shall be disregarded and the remaining amount of such Annual Retainer shall be paid in cash or Options as the Non-Employee Director has elected. Upon an Award of Shares to a Non-Employee Director, the stock certificate representing such Shares shall be issued and transferred to the Non-Employee Director, whereupon the Non-Employee Director shall become a stockholder of the Company with respect to such Shares and shall be entitled to vote the Shares; provided, however, subject to Article IX, any stock certificates representing Shares awarded in respect of, and prior to, the one-year period beginning on the date of grant of a Stock Award shall not be transferred to the Non-Employee Director until immediately after the first annual meeting of stockholders held after the date of grant of the Stock Award and (x) an amount equal to the amount of dividends that would otherwise be paid on such Shares on or after the date of the meeting at which such Shares are granted and prior to such annual meeting of stockholders shall be held by the Company until immediately after such annual meeting of stockholders and (y) such Shares and dividend equivalents shall be forfeited in the event the Non-Employee Director is not elected a director of the Company at such annual meeting of stockholders.
ARTICLE IX CHANGE OF CONTROL
9.1 Effect of Change of Control. Upon the occurrence of an event of Change of Control, as defined below, any and all outstanding Options shall become immediately vested and exercisable and any and all stock certificates representing Shares awarded to a Non-Employee Director pursuant to the first sentence of Section 8.1 and not transferred to such Non-Employee Director pursuant to Section 8.3, and any and all dividend equivalents with respect thereto held by the Company pursuant to Section 9.3, shall be transferred to such Non-Employee Director.
9.2 Definition of Change of Control. A Change of Control shall occur when:
(a) A Person (which term, when used in this Section 9.2, shall have the meaning it has when it is used in Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act, but shall not include the Company, any underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities, any trustee or other fiduciary holding securities under an employee benefit plan of the Company, or any Company owned, directly or indirectly, by the stockholders of the Company in substantially the same proportions as their ownership of Voting Stock (as defined below) of the Company) is or becomes, without the prior consent of a majority of the Continuing Directors (as defined below), the Beneficial Owner (as defined in Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of Voting Stock (as defined below) representing twenty percent (20%) or more of the combined voting power of the Companys then outstanding securities; or
(b) The stockholders of the Company approve and the Company consummates a reorganization, merger or consolidation of the Company or the Company sells, or otherwise disposes of, all or substantially all of the Companys property and assets, or the Company liquidates or dissolves (other than a reorganization, merger, consolidation or sale which would result in all or substantially all of the beneficial owners of the Voting Stock of the Company outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to beneficially own, directly or indirectly (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the resulting entity), more than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the voting securities of the Company or such entity resulting from the transaction (including, without limitation, an entity which as a result of such transaction owns the Company or all or substantially all of the Companys property or assets, directly or indirectly) outstanding immediately after such transaction in substantially the same proportions relative to each other as their ownership immediately prior to such transaction): or
(c) The individuals who are Continuing Directors of the Company (as defined below) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board of the Company.
(d) For purposes of this Section 9.2, (i) the term Continuing Director means (A) any member of the Board who is a member of the Board immediately after the issuance of any class of securities of the Company that are required to be registered under Section 12
of the Exchange Act, or (B) any person who subsequently becomes a member of the Board whose nomination for election or election to the Board is recommended by a majority of the Continuing Directors and (ii) the term Voting Stock means all capital stock of the Company which by its terms may be voted on all matters submitted to stockholders of the Company generally.
ARTICLE X AMENDMENT AND TERMINATION
The Board may amend the Plan from time to time or terminate the Plan at any time; provided, however, that no action authorized by this Article shall adversely change the terms and conditions of an outstanding Award without the Non-Employee Directors consent.
ARTICLE XI ADJUSTMENT PROVISIONS
11.1 If the Company shall at any time change the number of issued Shares without new consideration to the Company (such as by stock dividend, stock split, recapitalization, reorganization, exchange of shares, liquidation, combination or other change in corporate structure affecting the Shares) or make a distribution of cash or property which has a substantial impact on the value of issued Shares, the total number of Shares reserved for issuance under the Plan shall be appropriately adjusted and the number of Shares covered by each outstanding Option and the purchase price per Share under each outstanding Option shall be adjusted so that the aggregate consideration payable to the Company and the value of each such Option shall not be changed.
11.2 Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, and without affecting the number of Shares reserved or available hereunder, the Board shall authorize the issuance, continuation or assumption of outstanding Options or provide for other equitable adjustments after changes in the Shares resulting from any merger, consolidation, sale of assets, acquisition of property or stock, recapitalization, reorganization or similar occurrence in which the Company is the continuing or surviving Company, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem necessary to preserve the rights of Optionees and holders of Shares that are subject to any restrictions under the Plan.
11.3 In the case of any sale of assets, merger, consolidation or combination of the Company with or into another Company other than a transaction in which the Company is the continuing or surviving Company and which does not result in the outstanding Shares being converted into or exchanged for different securities, cash or other property, or any combination thereof (an Acquisition), any Optionee who holds an outstanding Option shall have the right (subject to the provisions of the Plan and any limitation applicable to the Option) thereafter and during the term of the Option, to receive upon exercise thereof the Acquisition Consideration (as defined below) receivable upon the Acquisition by a holder of the number of Shares which would have been obtained upon exercise of the Option or portion thereof, as the case may be, immediately prior to the Acquisition. The term Acquisition Consideration shall mean the kind and amount of Shares of the surviving or new Company, cash, securities, evidence of indebtedness, other property or any
combination thereof receivable in respect of one Share of the Company upon consummation of an Acquisition.
ARTICLE XIII FOREIGN DIRECTORS
Without amending the Plan, Awards granted to Non-Employee Directors who are foreign nationals may have such terms and conditions different from those specified in the Plan as may, in the judgment of the Board, be necessary or desirable to foster and promote achievement of the purposes of the Plan and, in furtherance of such purposes, the Board may make such modifications, amendments, procedures, subplans and the like as may be necessary or advisable to comply with provisions of laws in other countries or jurisdictions in which the Company or its subsidiaries operate or have Non-Employee Directors.
ARTICLE XIV EFFECTIVE DATE AND TERM OF PLAN
The Plan originally became effective on June 29, 2000, the date it was approved by the stockholders of the Company, and shall terminate when terminated by the Board.
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I hereby certify that the Plan was originally approved by the Board of Directors of Coach, Inc. on June 23, 2000 and was originally approved by the stockholders of Coach, Inc. on June 29, 2000.
I hereby certify that the Plan, as amended and restated in its entirety, was approved by the by the Board of Directors of Coach, Inc., effective as of May 3, 2001.
Executed on this third day of May, 2001.
Carole P. Sadler