|MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form DEFR14A on 10/11/2017|
accepting an Award under the Plan, each Participant acknowledges that all decisions of the Committee shall be final and binding on the Participant, his or her beneficiaries and any other person having a claim or an interest in the Award.
2.4 Award Agreements
Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, the terms and conditions of each Award, as determined by the Committee, shall be set forth in a written Award Agreement. Award Agreements may be amended only in accordance with Section 12 hereof.
3.1 Plan Maximums
Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3.4, (a) the maximum number of Shares that may be issued pursuant to Awards under the Plan shall be the sum of (i) Fifty Million (50,000,000) Shares, (ii) any Shares which are available for grant as of the Effective Date under the Plan and (iii) any Shares relating to the Plan or Predecessor Plans which become available for grants under the Plan following the Effective Date pursuant to Section 3.2; and (b) the maximum number of Shares that may be issued pursuant to Options intended to be Incentive Stock Options following the Effective Date shall be 50,000,000. Shares subject to an Award under the Plan may be authorized and unissued Shares or may be treasury Shares.
3.2 Rules for Calculating Shares Issued
For purposes of the limits set forth in Section 3.1 (but not for purposes of the limits set forth in Section 3.3), each Share that is subject to a Full-Value Award shall be counted as 3.0 Shares. To the extent that any Award under this Plan or the Predecessor Plans is forfeited, or any Option and related Tandem SAR or any Free-Standing SAR granted under this Plan or the Predecessor Plans terminates, expires, or lapses without being exercised, or any Award is settled for cash, the Shares subject to such Awards not delivered as a result thereof shall thereupon become available (in the case of Full-Value Awards, based upon the share-counting ratio set forth in the first sentence of this Section 3.2) for Awards under the Plan. In the event that any Shares are withheld by the Company or previously acquired Shares are tendered (either actually or by attestation) by a Participant to satisfy any tax withholding obligation with respect to an Award other than an Option or SAR, then the Shares so tendered or withheld shall automatically again become available for issuance under the Plan and correspondingly increase the total number of Shares available for issuance under Section 3.1 in accordance with the same ratio specified in this Section 3.2. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Section 3.2, the following Shares will not again become available for issuance under the Plan: (a) any Shares which would have been issued upon any exercise of an Option but for the fact that the exercise price was paid by a “net exercise” pursuant to Section 5.8(c) or any previously acquired Shares tendered (either actually or by attestation) by a Participant in payment of the exercise price of an Option; (b) any Shares withheld by the Company or previously acquired Shares tendered (either actually or by attestation) by a Participant to satisfy any tax withholding obligation with respect to an Option or SAR (but not other Awards); (c) Shares covered by a SAR that are not issued in connection with the stock settlement of the SAR upon its exercise; (d) Shares that are repurchased by the Company using Option exercise proceeds; and (e) if Shares are withheld pursuant to Section 15.4 at a rate that is higher than the minimum statutory tax rate, only the number of Shares withheld at the minimum statutory tax rate will again become available for issuance under the Plan. In addition, in the case of any Substitute Award, Shares delivered or deliverable in connection with such Substitute Award shall not be deemed granted or issued under the Plan for purposes of Sections 3.1 or 3.3.
3.3 Individual Limits
Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 3.4, no Participant may be granted (a) Options and Stock Appreciation Rights relating to more than 2,000,000 Shares under the Plan during any fiscal year and (b) Awards other than Options or Stock Appreciation Rights relating to more than 2,000,000 Shares under the Plan during any fiscal year. In addition to the foregoing, the maximum dollar value that may be paid to any Participant in Qualified Performance-Based Awards denominated in cash in any fiscal year shall be $20,000,000 for the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and $10,000,000 for each other Participant, including any amounts earned during such fiscal year and deferred. If an Award is cancelled, the cancelled Award shall continue to be counted towards the limitations set forth in this Section 3.3.
3.4 Adjustment Provision
The Committee shall have authority to make adjustments under the Plan as provided below:
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