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MEDTRONIC PLC filed this Form 8-K on 12/12/2017
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“Restriction Period” means, with respect to Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units, the period commencing with the Grant Date and ending upon the expiration of the applicable vesting conditions or the achievement of the applicable Performance Goals (it being understood that the Committee may provide that restrictions shall lapse with respect to portions of the applicable Award during the Restriction Period).

“Section 162(m) Exemption” means the exemption from the limitation on deductibility imposed by Section 162(m) of the Code that is set forth in Section 162(m)(4)(C) of the Code.

“Share” means an ordinary share, par value $0.0001 per share of the Company.

“Stock Appreciation Right” or “SAR” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.

“Subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in section 7 of the Companies Act 2014 of the Republic of Ireland; provided that, to the extent required to avoid the imposition of additional taxes under Section 409A of the Code, an entity shall not be treated as a Subsidiary unless it is also an entity in which the Company has a “controlling interest” (as defined in Treas. Reg. Section 1.409A-1(b)(5)(ii)(E)(1)), either directly or through a chain of corporations or other entities in which each corporation or other entity has a “controlling interest” in another corporation or entity in the chain, as determined by the Committee.

“Substitute Award” means any Award granted in assumption of, or in substitution for, an award of a company or business (that is not, prior to the applicable transaction, a Subsidiary of the Company) acquired by the Company or a Subsidiary or with which the Company or a Subsidiary combines.

“Tandem SAR” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.

“Ten Percent Shareholder” means a person owning stock possessing more than 10% of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company, any subsidiary corporation (within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code).

“Term” means the maximum period during which an Option or Stock Appreciation Right may remain outstanding, subject to earlier termination upon Termination of Employment or otherwise, as specified in the applicable Award Agreement.

(xx)    “Termination of Employment” means, unless otherwise provided in the Award Agreement, the termination of the applicable Participant’s employment with, or performance of services for, the Company and any of its Subsidiaries. Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, a Participant employed by, or performing services for, a Subsidiary or a division of the Company shall be deemed to incur a Termination of Employment if, as a result of a Disaffiliation, such Subsidiary, or division ceases to be a Subsidiary or division, as the case may be, and the Participant does not immediately become an employee of, or service provider for, the Company or another Subsidiary. Temporary absences from employment because of illness, vacation, or leave of absence, and transfers among the Company and its Subsidiaries, shall not be considered Terminations of Employment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to any Award that constitutes “nonqualified deferred compensation” within the meaning of Section 409A of the Code, “Termination of Employment” shall mean a “separation from service” as defined under Section 409A of the Code.

Section 2.

2.1 Committee

The Plan shall be administered by the Committee or a duly designated Administrator, as defined herein. The Committee shall, subject to Section 11, have plenary authority to grant Awards to Eligible Individuals pursuant to the terms of the Plan. Among other things, the Committee shall have the authority, subject to the terms and conditions of the Plan:
To select the Eligible Individuals to whom Awards may be granted;

To determine whether and to what extent Options, Stock Appreciation Rights, Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, Other Stock-Based Awards, or Performance Awards, or any combination thereof, are to be granted hereunder;

To determine the number of Shares to be covered by each Award granted under the Plan;

To determine the terms and conditions of each Award granted hereunder, based on such factors as the Committee shall determine;

Subject to Section 12, to modify, amend, or adjust the terms and conditions of any Award;

To adopt, alter, or repeal such administrative rules, guidelines, and practices governing the Plan as the Committee shall from time to time deem advisable;