Form 10-Q Option Care Health, Inc. For: Jun 30

August 3, 2021 9:21 AM EDT

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Option Care Health, Inc.
2018 Equity Incentive Plan


Amended and Restated as of May 19, 2021






TABLE OF CONTENTS
SECTION 1. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE...........................................................................    1
SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS..........................................................................................................    1
2.1.Affiliate.........................................................................................................................    1
2.2.Award............................................................................................................................    1
2.3.Award Agreement.........................................................................................................    1
2.4.Board.............................................................................................................................    1
2.5.Change in Control.........................................................................................................    1
2.6.Code..............................................................................................................................    3
2.7.Committee.....................................................................................................................    3
2.8.Covered Officer.............................................................................................................    3
2.9.Director..........................................................................................................................    3
2.10.Ending Value.................................................................................................................    3
2.11.Fair Market Value.........................................................................................................    3
2.12.ISO................................................................................................................................    3
2.13.Key Employee...............................................................................................................    4
2.14    1933 Act........................................................................................................................    4
2.15    1934 Act........................................................................................................................    4
2.16.Non-ISO........................................................................................................................    4
2.17.Option............................................................................................................................    4
2.18.Option Certificate..........................................................................................................    4
2.19.Option Price...................................................................................................................    4
2.20.Parent.............................................................................................................................    4
2.21.Performance Goal..........................................................................................................    4
2.22.Performance Period.......................................................................................................    4
2.23.Performance Unit...........................................................................................................    4
2.24.Plan................................................................................................................................    4
2.25.Prior Plan.......................................................................................................................    4
2.26.Restricted Stock Unit.....................................................................................................    4
2.27.Restricted Stock Unit Certificate...................................................................................    4
2.28    Rule 16b-3......................................................................................................................    4
2.29.SAR Value.....................................................................................................................    4
2.30.Stock..............................................................................................................................    4
2.31.Stock Appreciation Right...............................................................................................    4
2.32.Stock Appreciation Right Certificate............................................................................    5
2.33.Stock Grant....................................................................................................................    5
2.34.Stock Grant Certificate..................................................................................................    5
2.35.Subsidiary......................................................................................................................    5
2.36.Substitute Awards..........................................................................................................    5
2.37.Ten Percent Shareholder................................................................................................    5
SECTION 3. SHARES RESERVED UNDER PLAN....................................................................    5
3.1.Number of Shares..........................................................................................................    5
3.2.Character of Shares........................................................................................................    6
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SECTION 4. EFFECTIVE DATE..................................................................................................    6
SECTION 5. COMMITTEE...........................................................................................................    7
5.1.Committee Powers.........................................................................................................    7
5.2.Committee Decisions and Meetings..............................................................................    7
5.3.Delegation......................................................................................................................    7
SECTION 6. ELIGIBILITY, ANNUAL GRANT CAPS AND DEFAULT VESTING................    8
6.1.Eligibility, Annual Grant Caps......................................................................................    8
6.2.Default Vesting..............................................................................................................    8
SECTION 7. OPTIONS..................................................................................................................    8
7.1    Committee Action..........................................................................................................    8
7.2    $100,000 Limit..............................................................................................................    8
7.3.Option Price...................................................................................................................    8
7.4.Payment.........................................................................................................................    9
7.5.Exercise Period..............................................................................................................    9
7.6.Reload Option Grants, Dividends Prohibited................................................................    9
SECTION 8. STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS.........................................................................    9
8.1.Committee Action.........................................................................................................    9
8.2.Terms and Conditions..................................................................................................    10
8.3.Exercise.......................................................................................................................    10
SECTION 9. RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS..............................................................................    11
9.1.Committee Action.......................................................................................................    11
9.2.No Adjustment for Cash Dividends............................................................................    11
9.3.Payment for Restricted Stock Units............................................................................    11
9.4.Deferrals......................................................................................................................    11
9.5.Performance-Based Vesting........................................................................................    12
SECTION 10. STOCK GRANTS.................................................................................................    12
10.1.Committee Action.......................................................................................................    12
10.2.Conditions...................................................................................................................    12
10.3.Dividends and Voting Rights......................................................................................    13
10.4.Satisfaction of Forfeiture Conditions..........................................................................    13
10.5.Performance-Based Vesting........................................................................................    13
SECTION 11. PERFORMANCE UNITS.....................................................................................    13
11.1.Committee Action.......................................................................................................    13
11.2.Conditions...................................................................................................................    13
11.3.Performance Goals......................................................................................................    13
11.4.Performance Period.....................................................................................................    14
11.5.Payment for Performance Units..................................................................................    15
SECTION 12. DIRECTOR AWARDS.........................................................................................    15
12.1.Awards.........................................................................................................................    15
12.2.Applicable Limit..........................................................................................................    15

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SECTION 13. NON-TRANSFERABILITY.................................................................................    15
SECTION 14. SECURITIES REGISTRATION..........................................................................    16
SECTION 15. LIFE OF PLAN.....................................................................................................    16
SECTION 16. ADJUSTMENT.....................................................................................................    16
16.1.Capital Structure..........................................................................................................    16
16.2.Mergers........................................................................................................................    17
16.3.Fractional Shares.........................................................................................................    17
SECTION 17. CHANGE IN CONTROL.....................................................................................    17
17.1.Assumption or Substitution of Certain Awards..........................................................    17
17.2.Non-Assumption or Substitution of Certain Awards..................................................    18
17.3.Impact on Certain Awards...........................................................................................    18
SECTION 18. AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION..................................................................    18
SECTION 19. MISCELLANEOUS..............................................................................................    19
19.1.Stockholder Rights......................................................................................................    19
19.2.No Contract of Employment or Service......................................................................    19
19.3.Withholding.................................................................................................................    19
19.4.Construction................................................................................................................    20
19.5.Other Laws..................................................................................................................    20
19.6.Compliance with Section 409A of the Code..............................................................    20
19.7.Award Agreements.....................................................................................................    20
19.8.No Limit on Other Compensation Arrangements......................................................    21
19.9.Severability.................................................................................................................    21
19.10.Awards to Non-U.S. Participants................................................................................    21
19.11.Company Clawback Policy.........................................................................................    21
19.12.No Trust or Fund Created...........................................................................................    21
19.13.Headings.....................................................................................................................    22
















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SECTION 1.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE

The purpose of this Plan is to promote the interest of Option Care Health, Inc. (the “Company”), a Delaware corporation, by authorizing the Committee to grant Awards to Key Employees and Directors in order (1) to attract and retain Key Employees and Directors, (2) to provide an additional incentive to each Key Employee and Director to work to increase the value of Stock and (3) to provide each Key Employee and Director with a stake in the future of the Company which corresponds to the stake of each of the Company’s stockholders.

SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS

2.1.Affiliate — means any organization (other than a Subsidiary) that would be treated as under common control with the Company under § 414(c) of the Code if “50 percent” were substituted for “80 percent” in the income tax regulations under § 414(c) of the Code.

2.2.Award — means any Option, Stock Appreciation Right, Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Grant or Performance Unit made pursuant to the provisions of the Plan.

2.3.Award Agreement — means any Option Certificate, Restricted Stock Unit Certificate, Stock Appreciation Right Certificate, or Stock Grant Certificate.

2.4.Board — means the Board of Directors of the Company.

2.5.Change in Control — means unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement, the occurrence of any one of the following events:

(a)During any twenty-four (24) month period, individuals who, as of the beginning of such period, constitute the Board (the “Incumbent Directors”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board, provided that any person becoming a director subsequent to the beginning of such period whose election or nomination for election was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the Incumbent Directors then on the Board (either by a specific vote or by approval of the proxy statement of the Company in which such person is named as a nominee for director, without written objection to such nomination) shall be an Incumbent Director; provided, however, that no individual initially elected or nominated as a director of the Company as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to directors or as a result of any other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies by or on behalf of any person other than the Board shall be deemed to be an Incumbent Director;

(b)Any “person” or “group” (within the meaning of Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”)) is or becomes a “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing 50% or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities eligible to vote for the election of the Board (the “Company Voting Securities”); provided, however, that the event described in this paragraph (b) shall not be deemed to be a Change in Control by virtue of any of the




following acquisitions: (i) by the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary, (ii) by any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary, (iii) by any underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities, (iv) pursuant to a Non-Qualifying Transaction, as defined in paragraph (c), or (v) by any person of or group of Voting Securities from the Company, if a majority of the Incumbent Board approves in advance the acquisition of beneficial ownership of 50% or more of Company Voting Securities by such person or group;

(c)The consummation of a merger, consolidation, statutory share exchange or similar form of corporate transaction involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries that requires the approval of the Company’s stockholders, whether for such transaction or the issuance of securities in the transaction (a “Business Combination”), unless immediately following such Business Combination: (i) more than 50% of the total voting power of (A) the corporation resulting from such Business Combination (the “Surviving Corporation”), or (B) if applicable, the ultimate parent corporation that directly or indirectly has beneficial ownership of 100% of the voting securities eligible to elect directors of the Surviving Corporation (the “Parent Corporation”), is represented by Company Voting Securities that were outstanding immediately prior to such Business Combination (or, if applicable, is represented by shares into which such Company Voting Securities were converted pursuant to such Business Combination), and such voting power among the holders thereof is in substantially the same proportion as the voting power of such Company Voting Securities among the holders thereof immediately prior to the Business Combination, (ii) no person (other than any employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Surviving Corporation or the Parent Corporation), is or becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 30% or more of the total voting power of the outstanding voting securities eligible to elect directors of the Parent Corporation (or, if there is no Parent Corporation, the Surviving Corporation) and (iii) at least a majority of the members of the board of directors of the Parent Corporation (or, if there is no Parent Corporation, the Surviving Corporation) following the consummation of the Business Combination were Incumbent Directors at the time of the Board’s approval of the execution of the initial agreement providing for such Business Combination (any Business Combination which satisfies all of the criteria specified in (i), (ii) and (iii) above shall be deemed to be a “Non- Qualifying Transaction”);

(d)The stockholders of the Company approve a plan of complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company;

(e)The consummation of a sale of all or substantially all of the Company’s
assets.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Change in Control shall not be deemed to occur solely because any person acquires beneficial ownership of more than 50% of the Company Voting Securities as a result of the acquisition of Company Voting Securities by the Company which reduces the number of Company Voting Securities outstanding; provided, that if after such acquisition by the Company such person becomes the beneficial owner of additional Company Voting Securities that increases the percentage of outstanding Company Voting Securities beneficially owned by such person, a Change in Control of the Company shall then occur.
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Unless otherwise provided in an applicable Award Agreement, solely for the purpose of determining the timing of any payments pursuant to any Awards constituting a “deferral of compensation” subject to Section 409A of the Code, (i) a Change in Control shall be limited to a “change in the ownership of the Company,” a “change in the effective control of the Company,” or a “change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets of the Company” as such terms are defined in Section 1.409A-3(i)(5) of the U.S. Treasury Regulations. No Award Agreement shall define a Change in Control in such a manner that a Change in Control would be deemed to occur prior to the actual consummation of the event or transaction that results in a change of control of the Company (e.g., upon the announcement, commencement, or stockholder approval of any event or transaction that, if completed, would result in a change in control of the Company).

2.6.Code — means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

2.7.Committee — means the Management Development & Compensation Committee, or such other committee appointed by the Board, which shall have at least 2 members, each of whom shall come within the definition of a “non-employee director” under Rule 16b-3 and an “outside director” under § 162(m) of the Code.

2.8.Covered Officer — means at any date (i) any individual who, with respect to the previous taxable year of the Company, was a “covered employee” of the Company within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code as it existed prior to being amended by Public Law No: 115-97 (the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act); provided, however, that the term “Covered Officer” shall not include any such individual who is designated by the Committee, in its discretion, at the time of any Award or at any subsequent time, as reasonably expected not to be such a “covered employee” with respect to the current taxable year of the Company or the taxable year of the Company in which the applicable Award will be paid or vested, and (ii) any individual who is designated by the Committee, in its discretion, at the time of any Award or at any subsequent time, as reasonably expected to be such a “covered employee” with respect to the current taxable year of the Company or with respect to the taxable year of the Company in which any applicable Award will be paid or vested.

2.9.Director — means a non-employee member of the Board.

2.10.Ending Value — means, a value for each Performance Unit or a formula for determining the value of each Performance Unit at the time of payment.

2.11.Fair Market Value — means (1) the closing price on any date for a share of Stock on the principal securities exchange on which the Stock is traded or listed or, if no such closing price is available on such date, (2) such closing price as so reported in accordance with clause (1) for the immediately preceding business day, or, if the Stock is not traded or listed on any securities exchange, (3) the price which the Committee acting in good faith determines through any reasonable valuation method that a share of Stock might change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having reasonable knowledge of the relevant facts.

2.12.ISO — means an Option which is intended to satisfy the requirements of § 422 of the Code.

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2.13.Key Employee — means an employee of the Company or any Subsidiary or Parent or Affiliate designated by the Committee who, in the judgment of the Committee acting in its absolute discretion, is key directly or indirectly to the success of the Company.

2.14.1933 Act — means the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

2.15.1934 Act — means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

2.16.Non-ISO — means an Option which is not intended to satisfy the requirements of
§ 422 of the Code.

2.17.Option — means an option to purchase Stock which is granted under § 7.

2.18.Option Certificate — means the written certificate which sets forth the terms and conditions of an Option granted under this Plan.

2.19.Option Price — means the price which shall be paid to purchase one share of Stock upon the exercise of an Option granted under this Plan.

2.20.Parent — means any corporation which is a parent corporation (within the meaning of § 424(e) of the Code) of the Company.

2.21.Performance Goal — means a performance goal described in § 11.3.

2.22.Performance Period — means a performance period as described in § 11.4.

2.23.Performance Unit — means an Award granted under § 11.

2.24.Plan — means this Option Care Health, Inc. 2018 Equity Incentive Plan as adopted by the Board and as amended from time to time thereafter.

2.25.Prior Plan — means the Company’s 2008 Incentive Stock Plan, as the same was amended and/or restated from time to time.

2.26.Restricted Stock Unit — means an Award granted under § 9.

2.27.Restricted Stock Unit Certificate — means the written certificate which sets forth the terms and conditions of a Restricted Stock Unit.

2.28.Rule 16b-3 — means the exemption under Rule 16b-3 to Section 16(b) of the 1934 Act or any successor to such rule.

2.29.SAR Value — means the value assigned by the Committee to a share of Stock in connection with the grant of a Stock Appreciation Right under § 8.

2.30.Stock — means the common stock, $.0001 par value per share, of the Company.

2.31.Stock Appreciation Right — means a right to receive the appreciation in a share of Stock which is granted under § 8.
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2.32.Stock Appreciation Right Certificate — means the written certificate which sets forth the terms and conditions of a Stock Appreciation Right which is not granted to a Key Employee as part of an Option.

2.33.Stock Grant — means Stock granted under § 10.

2.34.Stock Grant Certificate — means the written certificate which sets forth the terms and conditions of a Stock Grant.

2.35.Subsidiary — means a corporation which is a subsidiary corporation (within the meaning of § 424(f) of the Code) of the Company.

2.36.Substitute Awards — Awards granted or shares of Stock issued by the Company in assumption of, or in substitution or exchange for, awards previously granted, or the right or obligation to make future awards, in each case by a company acquired by the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary or with which the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary combines.

2.37.Ten Percent Shareholder — means a person who owns (after taking into account the attribution rules of § 424(d) of the Code) more than ten percent of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of either the Company, a Subsidiary or Parent.

SECTION 3.
SHARES RESERVED UNDER PLAN

3.1.Number of Shares

(a)Subject to adjustment as provided in § 16, a total of 9,101,734 shares of Stock shall be authorized for issuance under the Plan, all of which may be subject to ISOs, less one (1) share of Stock for every one (1) share of Stock that was subject to an Option or Stock Appreciation Right granted after December 31, 2017 under the Prior Plan and one and 18/100 (1.18) shares of Stock for every one (1) share of Stock that was subject to an Award other than an Option or Stock Appreciation Right granted after December 31, 2017 under the Prior Plan. Any shares of Stock that are subject to Awards of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights shall be counted against this limit as one (1) share of Stock for every one (1) share of Stock issued. Any shares of Stock that are subject to Awards other than Options or Stock Appreciation Rights shall be counted against this limit as one and 18/100 (1.18) shares of Stock for every one (1) share of Stock issued. As of the Effective Date, no further grants or awards will be made under the Prior Plan.

(b)If any shares of Stock subject to an Award, or after December 31, 2017 an award under the Prior Plan, are forfeited or expire, or any Award, or after December 31, 2017 an award under the Prior Plan, is settled for cash (in whole or in part), the shares of Stock subject to such Award or such award under the Prior Plan shall, to the extent of such forfeiture, expiration or cash settlement, again be available for Awards under the Plan, in accordance with § 3.1(d) below. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the following shares of Stock shall not be added to the shares of Stock authorized for issuance under paragraph (a) of this Section: (i) shares of Stock tendered


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by the Key Employee or Director or withheld by the Company in payment of the purchase price of an Option, (ii) shares of Stock tendered by the Key Employee or withheld by the Company to satisfy any tax withholding obligation with respect to an Award, and (iii) shares of Stock subject to a Stock Appreciation Right that are not issued in connection with the stock settlement of the Stock Appreciation Right on exercise thereof.

(c)Substitute Awards shall not reduce the shares of Stock authorized for issuance under the Plan or authorized for grant to a Participant under § 6. Additionally, in the event that a company acquired by the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary or with which the Company or any Affiliate or Subsidiary combines has shares available under a pre-existing plan approved by stockholders and not adopted in contemplation of such acquisition or combination, the shares available for issuance pursuant to the terms of such pre-existing plan (as adjusted, to the extent appropriate, using the exchange ratio or other adjustment or valuation ratio or formula used in such acquisition or combination to determine the consideration payable to the holders of common stock of the entities party to such acquisition or combination) may be used for Awards under the Plan and shall not reduce the shares of Stock authorized for issuance under the Plan; provided that Awards using such available shares shall not be made after the date awards or grants could have been made under the terms of the pre-existing plan, absent the acquisition or combination, and shall only be made to individuals who were not employees or directors of the Company, an Affiliate or a Subsidiary prior to such acquisition or combination.

(d)Any shares of Stock that again become available for issuance pursuant to this § 3 shall be added back as one (1) share of Stock if such shares of Stock were subject to Options or Stock Appreciation Rights granted under the Plan or options or stock appreciation rights granted under the Prior Plan, and as one and 18/100 (1.18) shares of Stock if such shares of Stock were subject to Awards other than Options or Stock Appreciation Rights granted under the Plan or awards other than options or stock appreciation rights granted under the Prior Plan.

3.2.Character of Shares. Any Shares issued hereunder may consist, in whole or in part, of authorized and unissued shares, treasury shares or shares purchased in the open market or otherwise.

SECTION 4.
EFFECTIVE DATE

The effective date of this Plan shall be the date of its approval by the shareholders of the Company at a duly called meeting (the “Effective Date”).
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SECTION 5. COMMITTEE

5.1.Committee Powers. This Plan shall be administered by the Committee. The Committee shall have full power and authority, subject to the provisions of the Plan and subject to such orders or resolutions not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan as may from time to time be adopted by the Board, to: (i) select the Key Employees and Directors to whom Awards may from time to time be granted hereunder; (ii) determine the type or types of Awards, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, to be granted to each Participant hereunder; (iii) determine the number of shares of Stock to be covered by each Award granted hereunder; (iv) determine the terms and conditions, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, of any Award granted hereunder; (v) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances Awards may be settled in cash, shares of Stock or other property; (vi) determine whether, to what extent, and under what circumstances cash, shares of Stock, other property and other amounts payable with respect to an Award made under the Plan shall be deferred either automatically or at the election of the Key Employee or Director; (vii) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances any Award shall be canceled or suspended; (viii) interpret and administer the Plan and any instrument or agreement entered into under or in connection with the Plan, including any Award Agreement; (ix) correct any defect, supply any omission or reconcile any inconsistency in the Plan or any Award in the manner and to the extent that the Committee shall deem desirable to carry it into effect; (x) establish such rules and regulations and appoint such agents as it shall deem appropriate for the proper administration of the Plan; (xi) determine whether any Award, other than an Option or Stock Appreciation Right, will have dividend equivalents; and (xii) make any other determination and take any other action that the Committee deems necessary or desirable for administration of the Plan. The Committee shall have the full power and authority to determine the terms and conditions that shall apply to any Award upon a separation from service with the Company, its Subsidiaries and Affiliates, including a separation from the Company with or without Cause, by a Participant voluntarily, or by reason of death, disability, or retirement, and may provide such terms and conditions in the Award Agreement or in such rules and regulations as it may prescribe.

5.2.Committee Decisions and Meetings. Decisions of the Committee shall be final, conclusive and binding on all persons or entities, including the Company, any Affiliate or Subsidiary, and any Participant employed by any of the foregoing. A majority of the members of the Committee may determine its actions, including fixing the time and place of its meetings. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any action or determination by the Committee specifically affecting or relating to an Award to a Director shall require the prior approval of the Board.

5.3.Delegation. To the extent not inconsistent with applicable law, including Section 162(m) of the Code, or the rules and regulations of the principal securities exchange on which the Stock is traded or listed, the Committee may delegate, by means of an express resolution that sets forth the requirements and limitations relating to the delegation and the procedures to be followed to grant any Awards, to (i) a committee of one or more directors of the Company any of the authority of the Committee under the Plan, including the right to grant, cancel or suspend Awards and (ii) to the extent permitted by law, to one or more executive officers or a committee of executive officers the right to grant Awards to Key Employees who are not Directors or executive officers of the Company and the authority to take action on behalf of the Committee

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pursuant to the Plan to cancel or suspend Awards to Key Employees who are not Directors or executive officers of the Company.

SECTION 6.
ELIGIBILITY, ANNUAL GRANT CAPS AND DEFAULT VESTING

6.1.Eligibility, Annual Grant Caps. Any Key Employee or Director shall be eligible to be designated a Participant; provided, however, that Directors shall only be eligible to receive Awards granted consistent with § 12. Only Key Employees who are employed by the Company or a Subsidiary or Parent shall be eligible for the grant of ISOs under this Plan. No Key Employee in any calendar year shall be granted more than 750,000 shares of Stock (subject to adjustment under § 16) with respect to the following (i) Options to purchase shares of Stock, (ii) Stock Appreciation Rights (based on the appreciation with respect to shares of Stock); and (iii) Stock Grants and Restricted Stock Units that are intended to comply with the requirements of § 11 of the Plan.

6.2.Default Vesting. Except as otherwise provided below, any Award that: (a) is not a Performance Unit Award shall have a minimum vesting period of one year from the date of grant (a “Minimum Vesting Period”); or (b) is a Performance Unit Award shall have a minimum performance period of one year from the date of grant (a “Minimum Performance Period”). The foregoing notwithstanding, five percent (5%) of the total number of Shares available for issuance under this Plan may be granted without regard to any Minimum Vesting Period or Minimum Performance Period, as applicable, described in this § 6.2.

SECTION 7. OPTIONS

7.1.Committee Action. The Committee acting in its absolute discretion shall have the right to grant Options to Key Employees and Directors under this Plan from time to time to purchase shares of Stock. Each grant of an Option shall be evidenced by an Option Certificate, and each Option Certificate shall set forth whether the Option is an ISO or a Non-ISO and shall set forth such other terms and conditions of such grant as the Committee acting in its absolute discretion deems consistent with the terms of this Plan; however, if the Committee grants an ISO and a Non-ISO to a Key Employee on the same date, the right of the Key Employee to exercise the ISO shall not be conditioned on his or her failure to exercise the Non-ISO.

7.2.$100,000 Limit. No Option shall be treated as an ISO to the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value of the Stock subject to the Option which would first become exercisable in any calendar year exceeds $100,000. Any such excess shall instead automatically be treated as a Non-ISO. The Committee shall interpret and administer the ISO limitation set forth in this § 7.2 in accordance with § 422(d) of the Code, and the Committee shall treat this § 7.2 as in effect only for those periods for which § 422(d) of the Code is in effect.

7.3.Option Price. The Option Price for each share of Stock subject to an Option (other than with respect to a Substitute Award) shall be no less than the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the date the Option is granted; provided, however, if the Option is an ISO granted to a Key Employee who is a Ten Percent Shareholder, the Option Price for each share of Stock subject to such ISO shall be no less than 110% of the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the date such ISO is granted. Except for adjustments under § 16, without the approval of the
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Company’s stockholders, the Option Price shall not be reduced after the Option is granted, an Option (with a fair market value less than the Option Price) may not be cancelled in exchange for cash or another Award (other than in connection with a Change in Control or a Substitute Award), and no other action may be with respect to an Option that would be treated as a repricing under the rules and regulations of the principal securities exchange on which the Stock is traded.

7.4.Payment. The Option Price shall be payable in full upon the exercise of any Option, and at the discretion of the Committee an Option Certificate can provide for the payment of the Option Price either in cash, by check or in Stock and which is acceptable to the Committee or in any combination of cash, check and such Stock. The Option Price in addition may be paid (i) through any cashless exercise procedure which is acceptable to the Committee or its delegate and which is facilitated through a sale of Stock, (ii) with the consent of the Committee, by withholding Stock otherwise issuable in connection with the exercise of the Option, and (iii) through any other method specified in an Award agreement. Any payment made in Stock (including withholding of Stock) shall be treated as equal to the Fair Market Value of such Stock on the exercise date.

7.5.Exercise Period. Each Option granted under this Plan shall be exercisable in whole or in part at such time or times as set forth in the related Option Certificate, but in no event may an Option granted to an employee of the Company or any Subsidiary be exercisable before the expiration of one year from the date the Option is granted, except as otherwise permitted with respect to Substitute Awards, under circumstances contemplated by § 16, or under § 6.2 hereof. No Option Certificate shall make an Option exercisable on or after the earlier of (1) the date which is the fifth anniversary of the date the Option is granted, if the Option is an ISO and the Key Employee is a Ten Percent Shareholder on the date the Option is granted, or (2) the date which is the tenth anniversary of the date the Option is granted, if the Option is (a) a Non-ISO or (b) an ISO which is granted to a Key Employee who is not a Ten Percent Shareholder on the date the Option is granted. An Option Certificate may provide for the exercise of an Option after the employment of a Key Employee or service of a Director has terminated for any reason whatsoever, including death or disability.

7.6.Reload Option Grants, Dividends Prohibited. The Committee may not, as part of the grant of an Option, provide in the related Option Certificate for “reload” Option grants (i.e., the automatic grant of an additional Option to pay all or a part of the Option Price or using Stock to satisfy all or a part of any related tax withholding requirement). The Committee may not, as part of the grant of an Option, provide that dividends or dividend equivalents be paid with respect to such Option.

SECTION 8.
STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS

8.1.Committee Action. The Committee acting in its absolute discretion shall have the right to grant Stock Appreciation Rights to Key Employees and Directors under this Plan from time to time, and each Stock Appreciation Right grant shall be evidenced by a Stock Appreciation Right Certificate or, if such Stock Appreciation Right is granted as part of an Option, shall be evidenced by the Option Certificate for the related Option.



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8.2.Terms and Conditions.

(a)Stock Appreciation Right Certificate. If a Stock Appreciation Right is evidenced by a Stock Appreciation Right Certificate, such certificate shall set forth the number of shares of Stock on which the Key Employee’s or Director’s right to appreciation shall be based and the SAR Value of each share of Stock. Such SAR Value shall be no less than the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the date that the Stock Appreciation Right is granted. Except for adjustments under § 16, without the approval of the Company’s stockholders the SAR Value shall not be reduced after the Stock Appreciation Right is granted, a Stock Appreciation Right may not be cancelled in exchange for cash or another Award (other than in connection with a Change in Control or a Substitute Award), and no other action may be taken with respect to a Stock Appreciation Right that would be treated as a repricing under the rules and regulations of the principal securities exchange on which the Stock is traded. The Stock Appreciation Right Certificate shall set forth such other terms and conditions for the exercise of the Stock Appreciation Right as the Committee deems appropriate under the circumstances, but in no event may Stock Appreciation Right granted to an employee of the Company or any Subsidiary be exercisable before the expiration of one year from the date the Stock Appreciation Right is granted, except as otherwise permitted with respect to Substitute Awards, under circumstances contemplated by § 16, or under § 6.2 hereof. No Stock Appreciation Right Certificate shall make a Stock Appreciation Right exercisable on or after the date which is the tenth anniversary of the date such Stock Appreciation Right is granted.

(b)Option Certificate. If a Stock Appreciation Right is evidenced by an Option Certificate, the number of shares of Stock on which the Key Employee’s or Director’s right to appreciation shall be based shall be the same as the number of shares of Stock subject to the related Option and the SAR Value for each such share of Stock shall be no less than the Option Price under the related Option. Each such Option Certificate shall provide that the exercise of the Stock Appreciation Right with respect to any share of Stock shall cancel the Key Employee’s or Director’s right to exercise his or her Option with respect to such share and, conversely, that the exercise of the Option with respect to any share of Stock shall cancel the Key Employee’s or Director’s right to exercise his or her Stock Appreciation Right with respect to such share. A Stock Appreciation Right which is granted as part of an Option shall be exercisable only while the related Option is exercisable. The Option Certificate shall set forth such other terms and conditions for the exercise of the Stock Appreciation Right as the Committee deems appropriate under the circumstances, but in no event may Stock Appreciation Right granted to an employee of the Company or any Subsidiary be exercisable before the expiration of one year from the date the Stock Appreciation Right is granted, except as otherwise permitted with respect to Substitute Awards, under circumstances contemplated by § 16, or under § 6.2 hereof.

8.3.Exercise. A Stock Appreciation Right shall be exercisable only when the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on which the right to appreciation is based exceeds the SAR Value for such share, and the payment due on exercise shall be based on such excess with respect to the number of shares of Stock to which the exercise relates. A Key Employee or Director upon the exercise of his or her Stock Appreciation Right shall receive a payment from the Company in cash or in Stock issued under this Plan, or in a combination of cash and Stock, and the number of shares of Stock issued shall be based on the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock on the date the
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Stock Appreciation Right is exercised. The Committee acting in its absolute discretion shall have the right to determine the form and time of any payment under this § 8.3. The Committee may not, as part of the grant of a Stock Appreciation Right, provide that dividends or dividend equivalents be paid with respect to such Stock Appreciation Right.


SECTION 9.
RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS

9.1.Committee Action. The Committee acting in its absolute discretion shall have the right from time to time to grant to Key Employees and Directors under this Plan Restricted Stock Units, the value of each of which corresponds to the Fair Market Value of a share of Stock. Each Restricted Stock Unit grant shall be evidenced by a Restricted Stock Unit Certificate that shall set forth the number of Restricted Stock Units granted to the Key Employee or Director, the vesting schedule applicable to such Restricted Stock Units and such other terms and conditions of such grant as the Committee acting in its absolute discretion deems consistent with the terms of this Plan. Restricted Stock Units subject solely to continued service with the Company or a Subsidiary shall not become vested over a period of less than one (1) year from the date of grant; provided that such restrictions shall not be applicable to the extent that a shorter vesting period is permitted in accordance with § 6.2 hereof. Notwithstanding § 6.2 hereof, Restricted Stock Units subject to the achievement of performance objectives shall not become vested over a period of less than one (1) year.

9.2.No Adjustment for Cash Dividends. Except for dividend equivalent adjustments made by the Committee in accordance with § 16.1, unless otherwise determined by the Committee, there shall be no adjustment to Restricted Stock Units for dividends paid by the Company. In no event shall dividend equivalent rights be paid on Restricted Stock Units that are not vested unless and only to the extent the underlying Restricted Stock Units vest.

9.3.Payment for Restricted Stock Units. Unless a Key Employee or Director has made a deferral election in accordance with § 9.4, a Key Employee or Director shall receive upon the vesting of a Restricted Stock Unit payment from the Company in Stock issued under this Plan, and the number of shares of Stock issued to the Key Employee or Director shall be equal to the number of Restricted Stock Units that have at such time become vested. At the time a Key Employee or Director receives shares of stock equal in number to such Key Employee’s or Director’s vested Restricted Stock Units, such vested Restricted Stock Units shall automatically be cancelled and shall give the Key Employee or Director no further rights to payment of any kind.

9.4.Deferrals. The Committee, in its absolute discretion, may permit a Key Employee or Director to elect to defer such Key Employee’s or Director’s receipt of the delivery of shares of Stock that would otherwise be due to such Key Employee or Director by virtue of the vesting of a Restricted Stock Unit; provided such deferral election is made in accordance with the requirements of Section 409A of the Code. If any such deferral election is permitted by the Committee, the Committee shall, in its absolute discretion, establish additional rules and procedures for such payment deferrals. However, notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this § and notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary, the Committee shall not, (1) in establishing the terms and provisions of any grant of Restricted Stock Units, or (2) in exercising its powers under this § 9.4, create any arrangement which would constitute an
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employee pension benefit plan as defined in § 3(2) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”), unless the arrangement provides benefits solely to one or more individuals who constitute members of a select group of management or highly compensated employees (within the meaning of ERISA §§ 201(2), 301(a)(3), 401(a)(1) and 4021(b)(6)).

9.5.Performance-Based Vesting. Notwithstanding anything contained in § 9.1 hereof, the Committee may, at the time of grant of Restricted Stock Units to Key Employees, prescribe that vesting of all or any the Restricted Stock Units shall be subject to the achievement of one or more performance objectives and to such other provisions of § 11 as the Committee determines shall apply, including the Performance Goals set forth in § 11.3.

SECTION 10.
STOCK GRANTS

10.1.Committee Action. The Committee acting in its absolute discretion shall have the right to make Stock Grants to Key Employees and Directors. Each Stock Grant shall be evidenced by a Stock Grant Certificate, and each Stock Grant Certificate shall set forth the conditions, if any, under which Stock will be issued under the Stock Grant and the conditions under which the Key Employee’s or Director’s interest in any Stock which has been issued will become non-forfeitable.

10.2.Conditions.

(a)Conditions to Issuance of Stock. The Committee acting in its absolute discretion may make the issuance of Stock under a Stock Grant subject to the satisfaction of one, or more than one, condition which the Committee deems appropriate under the circumstances for Key Employees or Directors generally or for a Key Employee or Director in particular, and the related Stock Grant Certificate shall set forth each such condition and the deadline for satisfying each such condition. Stock subject to a Stock Grant shall be issued in the name of a Key Employee or Director only after each such condition, if any, has been timely satisfied, and any Stock which is so issued shall be held by the Company pending the satisfaction of the forfeiture conditions, if any, under § 10.2(b) for the related Stock Grant.

(b)Forfeiture Conditions. The Committee acting in its absolute discretion may make Stock issued in the name of a Key Employee or Director subject to one, or more than one, objective employment, performance or other forfeiture condition that the Committee acting in its absolute discretion deems appropriate under the circumstances for Key Employees or Directors generally or for a Key Employee or Director in particular, and the related Stock Grant Certificate shall set forth each such forfeiture condition, if any, and the deadline, if any, for satisfying each such forfeiture condition. A Stock Grant Certificate may not provide for vesting of the Stock Grant subject solely to continued service with the Company or a Subsidiary over a period of less than one (1) year from the date of grant; provided that such restrictions shall not be applicable to the extent that a shorter vesting period is permitted in accordance with § 6.2 hereof. Notwithstanding § 6.2 hereof, Stock Grants subject to the achievement of performance conditions shall not become vested over a period of less than one (1) year. A Key Employee’s or Director’s

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non-forfeitable interest in the shares of Stock underlying a Stock Grant shall depend on the extent to which he or she timely satisfies each such condition.

10.3.Dividends and Voting Rights. If a cash dividend is paid on a share of Stock after such Stock has been issued under a Stock Grant but before the first date that a Key Employee’s or Director’s interest in such Stock (1) is forfeited completely or (2) becomes completely non-forfeitable, the Company shall pay such cash dividend directly to such Key Employee or Director except as otherwise be provided in the Award agreement. If a Stock dividend is paid on such a share of Stock during such period, such Stock dividend shall be treated as part of the related Stock Grant, and a Key Employee’s or Director’s interest in such Stock dividend shall be forfeited or shall become non-forfeitable at the same time as the Stock with respect to which the Stock dividend was paid is forfeited or becomes non-forfeitable. In no event shall any cash dividends or dividend equivalents be paid with respect to an Award of Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Grant or Performance Unit until such Award is vested and non-forfeitable, it being understood that dividends or dividend equivalents may be credited with respect to such Award, with payment subject to such Award actually vesting (if any). The disposition of each other form of dividend which is declared on such a share of Stock during such period shall be made in accordance with such rules as the Committee shall adopt with respect to each such dividend. A Key Employee or Director also shall have the right to vote the Stock issued under his or her Stock Grant during such period.

10.4.Satisfaction of Forfeiture Conditions. A share of Stock shall cease to be subject to a Stock Grant at such time as a Key Employee’s or Director’s interest in such Stock becomes non- forfeitable under this Plan, and the certificate representing such share shall be transferred to the Key Employee or Director as soon as practicable thereafter.

10.5.Performance-Based Vesting. The Committee may, at the time a Stock Grant is made, prescribe that vesting of all or any portion of the shares subject to the Stock Grant shall be subject to the achievement of one or more performance conditions and to such other provisions of § 11 as the Committee determines shall apply, including the Performance Goals set forth in § 11.3.

SECTION 11.
PERFORMANCE UNITS

11.1.Committee Action. The Committee (acting in its sole discretion) may from time to time grant Performance Units to Key Employees under the Plan representing the right to receive in cash an amount determined by reference to certain performance measurements, subject to such restrictions, conditions and other terms as the Committee may determine. Use of the term “Performance Unit” in this § 11 shall also include “Restricted Stock Unit” or “Stock Award” if the Committee has applied §§ 9.5 or 10.5 to such Award.

11.2.Conditions. The written agreement covering Performance Units shall specify Performance Goals (as defined in § 11.3), a Performance Period (as defined in § 11.5)) and an Ending Value. Performance Units granted to a Key Employee shall be credited to a bookkeeping account established and maintained for such Key Employee.

11.3.Performance Goals. With respect to each Award of Performance Units, the Committee (acting in its sole discretion) shall specify as Performance Goals the corporate,
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division, segment, business unit, and/or individual performance goals which must be satisfied in order for the Key Employee to be entitled to payment to such Performance Units. Performance Goals for an Award of Performance Units to a Covered Officer shall be based on achieving specified levels of one or any combination of the following with respect to the Company on a consolidated basis, by division, segment, and/or business unit: net sales; revenue; revenue growth or product revenue growth; operating income (before or after taxes); pre- or after-tax income (before or after allocation of corporate overhead and bonus); earnings per share; net income (before or after taxes); return on equity; total stockholder return; return on assets or net assets; appreciation in and/or maintenance of the price of the Shares or any other publicly-traded securities of the Company; market share; gross profits; earnings (including earnings before taxes, earnings before interest and taxes, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and option expense); economic value-added models or equivalent metrics; comparisons with various stock market indices; cost reductions, savings, controls or objectives; cash flow or cash flow per share (before or after dividends); return on capital (including return on total capital or return on invested capital); cash flow return on investment; improvement in or attainment of expense levels or working capital levels; operating margins, gross margins or cash margin; operating efficiencies; year-end cash; debt reductions; stockholder equity; specific and objectively determinable regulatory achievements; and implementation, completion or attainment of specific and objectively determinable objectives with respect to research, development, products or projects, production volume levels, acquisitions and divestitures and recruiting and maintaining personnel. The Performance Goals also may be based solely by reference to the Company’s performance or the performance of a Subsidiary, division, business segment or business unit of the Company, or based upon the relative performance of other companies or upon comparisons of any of the indicators of performance relative to other companies. The Committee may express any goal in alternatives, such as including or excluding (a) any acquisitions or dispositions, restructurings, discontinued operations, extraordinary items, and other unusual or non-recurring charges, (b) any event either not directly related to the operations of the Company or not within the reasonable control of the Company’s management, or (c) the cumulative effects of tax or accounting changes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The Committee may appropriately adjust any evaluation of performance under criteria set forth in this § 11.3 to exclude any of the following events that occur during a performance period: (i) asset impairments or write-downs, (ii) litigation or claim judgments or settlements, (iii) the effect of changes in tax law, accounting principles or other such laws or provisions affecting reported results, (iv) accruals for reorganization and restructuring programs, (v) any items that are “unusual in nature” or “infrequently occurring” within the meaning of generally accepted accounting principles or other extraordinary items that are included within management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations appearing in the Company’s annual report to shareholders for the applicable year, (vi) the effect of adverse federal, governmental or regulatory action, or delays in federal, governmental or regulatory action, and (vii) any other event that the Committee determines is not directly related to the operations of the Company or not within the reasonable control of the Company’s management.

11.4.Performance Period. The Committee (acting in its sole discretion) shall determine the Performance Period, which shall be the period of time during which the Performance Goals must be satisfied in order for the Key Employee to be entitled to payment of Performance Units granted to such Key Employee. Different Performance Periods may be established for different Performance Units. Performance Periods may run consecutively or concurrently.
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11.5.Payment for Performance Units. As soon as practicable following the end of a Performance Period, the Committee shall determine whether the Performance Goals for the Performance Period have been achieved. As soon as reasonably practicable after such determination, or at such later date or in such installments as the Committee shall determine at the time of grant, the Company shall pay to the Key Employee an amount in cash equal to the Ending Value of each Performance Unit as to which the Performance Goals have been satisfied.

SECTION 12.
DIRECTOR AWARDS

12.1.Awards. The Board may provide that all or a portion of a Director’s annual retainer, meeting fees and/or other awards or compensation as determined by the Board, be payable (either automatically or at the election of a Director) in the form of Non-Qualified Stock Options, Restricted Share Units and/or Stock-Based Awards, including unrestricted Shares. The Board shall determine the terms and conditions of any such Awards, including the terms and conditions which shall apply upon a termination of the Director’s service as a member of the Board, and shall have full power and authority in its discretion to administer such Awards, subject to the terms of the Plan and applicable law. Subject to applicable legal requirements, the Board may also grant Awards to Directors pursuant to the terms of the Plan, including any Award described in §§ 7, 8, 9 or 10 above.

12.2.Applicable Limit. Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the aggregate value of all compensation paid or granted, as applicable, to any individual for service as a Director with respect to any calendar year, including equity Awards granted and cash fees paid by the Company to such Director, shall not exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) in value, calculating the value of any equity Awards granted during such calendar year based on the grant date fair value of such Awards for financial reporting purposes.

SECTION 13.
NON-TRANSFERABILITY

Except as provided below, no Award shall be transferable by a Key Employee or Director other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. Any Option or Stock Appreciation Right shall (absent the Committee’s consent) be exercisable during a Key Employee’s or Director’s lifetime only by the Key Employee or Director. To the extent and under such terms and conditions as determined by the Committee, a Key Employee or Director may assign or transfer an Award (each transferee thereof, a “Permitted Assignee”) to (i) the Key Employee’s or Director’s spouse, children or grandchildren (including any adopted and step children or grandchildren), parents, grandparents or siblings, (ii) to a trust for the benefit of one or more of the Key Employee or Director or the persons referred to in clause (i), (iii) to a partnership, limited liability company or corporation in which the Key Employee or Director or the persons referred to in clause (i) are the only partners, members or stockholders or (iv) for charitable donations; provided that such Permitted Assignee shall be bound by and subject to all of the terms and conditions of the Plan and the Award Agreement relating to the transferred Award and shall execute an agreement satisfactory to the Company evidencing such obligations; and provided further that such Key Employee or Director shall remain bound by the terms and conditions of the Plan. The person or persons to whom an Award is transferred by will or by the laws of descent and distribution (or with the Committee’s consent) thereafter shall be treated as the Key Employee or Director with respect to such Award.
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SECTION 14.
SECURITIES REGISTRATION

As a condition to the receipt of shares of Stock under this Plan, the Key Employee or Director shall, if so requested by the Company, agree to hold such shares of Stock for investment and not with a view toward resale or distribution to the public and, if so requested by Company, shall deliver to Company a written statement satisfactory to Company to that effect. Furthermore, if so requested by the Company, the Key Employee or Director shall make a written representation to Company that he or she will not sell or offer for sale any of such Stock unless a registration statement shall be in effect with respect to such Stock under the 1933 Act and any applicable federal or state securities law or he or she shall have furnished to Company an opinion in form and substance satisfactory to Company or its legal counsel satisfactory to Company that such registration is not required. Certificates representing the Stock transferred upon the exercise of an Option, Stock Appreciation Right or Restricted Stock Unit or upon the lapse of the forfeiture conditions, if any, on any Stock Grant may at the discretion of Company bear a legend to the effect that such Stock has not been registered under the 1933 Act or any applicable state securities law and that such Stock cannot be sold or offered for sale in the absence of an effective registration statement as to such Stock under the 1933 Act and any applicable state securities law or an opinion in form and substance satisfactory to the Company of legal counsel satisfactory to the Company that such registration is not required.

SECTION 15. LIFE OF PLAN

No Award shall be made under this Plan on or after the earlier of (1) the tenth anniversary of the effective date of this Plan (as determined under § 4), in which event this Plan otherwise thereafter shall continue in effect until all outstanding Options and Stock Appreciation Rights have been exercised in full or no longer are exercisable, all Stock issued under any Stock Grants under this Plan have been forfeited or have become non-forfeitable, all Restricted Stock Units have vested and all Performance Periods have ended, or (2) the date on which all of the Stock reserved under § 3 has (as a result of the exercise of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights granted under this Plan the satisfaction of the forfeiture conditions, if any, on Stock Grants, or the payment of shares upon the vesting of Restricted Stock Units) been issued or no longer is available for use under this Plan, in which event this Plan also shall terminate on such date.

SECTION 16. ADJUSTMENT

16.1.Capital Structure. The number, kind or class (or any combination thereof) of shares of Stock reserved under § 3, the annual grant caps described in § 6, the number, kind or class (or any combination thereof) of shares of Stock subject to Options, Restricted Stock Units or Stock Appreciation Rights granted under this Plan, the Option Price of such Options, the SAR Value of such Stock Appreciation Rights as well as the number, kind or class (or any combination thereof) of shares of Stock subject to Stock Grants granted under this Plan shall be adjusted by the Committee in an equitable manner to reflect any change in the capitalization of the Company, including, but not limited to, an unusual or non-recurring dividend or other distribution (whether in the form of an extraordinary cash dividend or a dividend of Stock, other securities or other
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property), recapitalization, stock split, reverse stock split, split-up, spin-off, repurchase or exchange of Stock or other securities of the Company, issuance of warrants or other rights to purchase Stock or other securities of the Company, or other similar corporate transaction

16.2.Mergers. The Committee as part of any corporate transaction described in § 424(a) of the Code shall have the right to adjust (in any manner which the Committee in its discretion deems consistent with § 424(a) of the Code) the number, kind or class (or any combination thereof) of shares of Stock reserved under § 3 and the annual grant caps described in § 6. Furthermore, the Committee as part of any corporate transaction described in § 424(a) of the Code shall have the right to adjust (in any manner which the Committee in its discretion deems consistent with § 424(a) of the Code) the number, kind or class (or any combination thereof) of shares of Stock subject to any outstanding Stock Grants under this Plan and any related grant conditions and forfeiture conditions, and the number, kind or class (or any combination thereof) of shares subject to Option, Restricted Stock Unit and Stock Appreciation Right grants previously made under this Plan and the related Option Price and SAR Value for each such Option Stock Appreciation Right and, further, shall have the right (in any manner which the Committee in its discretion deems consistent with § 424(a) of the Code and without regard to the annual grant caps described in § 6 of this Plan) to make any Stock Grants and Option Stock Appreciation Right and Restricted Stock Unit grants to effect the assumption of, or the substitution for, stock grants and option, restricted stock unit and stock appreciation right grants previously made by any other corporation to the extent that such corporate transaction calls for such substitution or assumption of such stock grants and stock option, restricted stock unit and stock appreciation right grants.

16.3.Fractional Shares. If any adjustment under this § 16 would create a fractional share of Stock or a right to acquire a fractional share of Stock, such fractional share shall be disregarded and the number of shares of Stock reserved under this Plan and the number subject to any Options, Restricted Stock Unit or Stock Appreciation Right grants and Stock Grants shall be the next lower number of shares of Stock, rounding all fractions downward. An adjustment made under this § 16 by the Committee shall be conclusive and binding on all affected persons.

SECTION 17.
CHANGE IN CONTROL

17.1.Assumption or Substitution of Certain Awards. Unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement, in the event of a Change in Control in which the successor company assumes or substitutes for an Option, Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Appreciation Right, or Stock Grant, if a Key Employee’s employment with such successor company (or a subsidiary thereof) terminates under the circumstances specified in the Award Agreement within 12 months following such Change in Control (or such other period set forth in the Award Agreement, including prior thereto if applicable): (i) Options and Stock Appreciation Rights outstanding as of the date of such termination of employment will immediately vest, become fully exercisable, and may thereafter be exercised for 12 months (or the period of time set forth in the Award Agreement), and (ii) restrictions, limitations and other conditions applicable to Restricted Stock Units and Stock Grants shall lapse and the Restricted Stock Units and Stock Grants shall become free of all restrictions and limitations and become fully vested. For the purposes of this § 17.1, an Option, Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Appreciation Right, Award or Stock Grant shall be considered assumed or substituted for if following the Change in Control the Award confers the right (on the same terms
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and conditions and consistent with the first sentence of this § 17.1) to purchase or receive, for each share of Stock subject to the Option, Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Appreciation Right, or Stock Grant immediately prior to the Change in Control, the consideration (whether stock, cash or other securities or property) received in the transaction constituting a Change in Control by holders of shares of Stock for each share of Stock held on the effective date of such transaction (and if holders were offered a choice of consideration, the type of consideration chosen by the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares); provided, however, that if such consideration received in the transaction constituting a Change in Control is not solely common stock of the successor company, the Committee may, with the consent of the successor company, provide that the consideration to be received upon the exercise or vesting of an Option, Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Appreciation Right or Stock Grant, for each share of Stock subject thereto, will be solely common stock of the successor company substantially equal in fair market value to the per share consideration received by holders of shares of Stock in the transaction constituting a Change in Control. The determination of such substantial equality of value of consideration shall be made by the Committee in its sole discretion and its determination shall be conclusive and binding.

17.2.Non-Assumption or Substitution of Certain Awards. Unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement in the event of a Change in Control, to the extent the successor company does not assume or substitute for an Option, Restricted Stock Unit, Stock Appreciation Right, or Stock Grant: (i) those Options and Stock Appreciation Rights outstanding as of the date of the Change in Control that are not assumed or substituted for shall immediately vest and become fully exercisable, and (ii) restrictions and deferral limitations on Restricted Stock Units and Stock Grants that are not assumed or substituted for shall lapse and the Restricted Stock Units and Stock Grants shall become free of all restrictions and limitations and become fully vested.

17.3.Impact on Certain Awards. Award Agreements may provide that in the event of a Change in Control: (i) Options and Stock Appreciation Rights outstanding as of the date of the Change in Control shall be cancelled and terminated without payment therefor if the Fair Market Value of one share of Stock as of the date of the Change in Control is less than the Option Price or SAR Value, and (ii) all Performance Units and other performance-based Awards shall be considered to be earned and payable (either in full based on actual performance or pro rata based on actual performance or based on the portion of Performance Period completed as of the date of the Change in Control), and any limitations or other restriction shall lapse and such Performance Units shall be immediately settled or distributed.

SECTION 18.
AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION

This Plan may be amended by the Board from time to time to the extent that the Board deems necessary or appropriate; provided, however, (1) no amendment shall be made absent the approval of the stockholders of the Company to the extent such approval is required under applicable law or exchange rule and (2) no amendment shall be made to § 17 on or after any date described in § 17 which might adversely affect any rights which otherwise vest on such date. The Board also may suspend granting Awards under this Plan at any time and may terminate this Plan at any time; provided, however, the Board shall not have the right unilaterally to modify, amend or cancel any Award made before such suspension or termination unless (x) the Key Employee or
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Director consents in writing to such modification, amendment or cancellation or (y) there is a dissolution or liquidation of the Company or a transaction described in § 16 or § 17.

SECTION 19.
MISCELLANEOUS

19.1.Stockholder Rights. No Key Employee or Director shall have any rights as a stockholder of the Company as a result of the grant of an Option or a Restricted Stock Unit or Stock Appreciation Right pending the actual delivery of the Stock subject to such Option, Restricted Stock Unit or Stock Appreciation Right to such Key Employee or Director. Subject to
§ 10.3, a Key Employee’s or Director’s rights as a stockholder in the shares of Stock underlying a Stock Grant which is effective shall be set forth in the related Stock Grant Certificate.

19.2.No Contract of Employment or Service. The grant of an Award to a Key Employee or Director under this Plan shall not constitute a contract of employment or service and shall not confer on a Key Employee or Director any rights upon his or her termination of employment or service in addition to those rights, if any, expressly set forth in the related Option Certificate, Restricted Stock Unit Certificate, Stock Appreciation Right Certificate, Stock Grant Certificate, or Performance Unit agreement.

19.3.Withholding. A Participant may be required to pay to the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate and the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate shall have the right and is hereby authorized to withhold from any Award, from any payment due or transfer made under any Award or under the Plan, or from any compensation or other amount owing to a Participant the amount (in cash, Shares, other securities, other Awards or other property) of any applicable withholding or other tax-related obligations in respect of an Award, its exercise or any other transaction involving an Award, or any payment or transfer under an Award or under the Plan and to take such other action as may be necessary in the opinion of the Company to satisfy all obligations for the payment of such taxes. The Committee may provide for additional cash payments to holders of Options to defray or offset any tax arising from the grant, vesting, exercise or payment of any Award. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the Committee may in its discretion permit a Participant to satisfy or arrange to satisfy, in whole or in part, the tax obligations incident to an Award by: (a) electing to have the Company withhold Shares or other property otherwise deliverable to such Participant pursuant to the Award (provided, however, that the amount of any Shares so withheld shall not exceed the amount necessary to satisfy required federal, state local and foreign withholding obligations using the maximum statutory withholding rates for federal, state, local and/or foreign tax purposes, including payroll taxes, that are applicable to supplemental taxable income) and/or (b) tendering to the Company Shares owned by such Participant (or by such Participant and his or her spouse jointly) and purchased or held for the requisite period of time as may be required to avoid the Company’s or the Affiliates’ or Subsidiaries’ incurring an adverse accounting charge, based, in each case, on the Fair Market Value of the Shares on the payment date as determined by the Committee. All such elections shall be irrevocable, made in writing, signed by the Participant, and shall be subject to any restrictions or limitations that the Committee, in its sole discretion, deems appropriate.
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19.4.Construction. All references to sections (§) are to sections (§) of this Plan unless otherwise indicated. This Plan shall be construed under the laws of the State of Delaware. Finally, each term set forth in § 2 shall have the meaning set forth opposite such term for purposes of this Plan and, for purposes of such definitions, the singular shall include the plural and the plural shall include the singular.

19.5.Other Laws. The Committee may refuse to issue or transfer any Shares or other consideration under an Award if, acting in its sole discretion, it determines that the issuance or transfer of such Shares or such other consideration might violate any applicable law or regulation (including applicable non-U.S. laws or regulations) or entitle the Company to recover the same under Exchange Act Section 16(b), and any payment tendered to the Company by a Participant, other holder or beneficiary in connection with the exercise of such Award shall be promptly refunded to the relevant Participant, holder or beneficiary.

19.6.Compliance with Section 409A of the Code. No Award (or modification thereof) shall provide for deferral of compensation that does not comply with Section 409A of the Code unless the Committee, at the time of grant, specifically provides that the Award is not intended to comply with Section 409A of the Code. Notwithstanding any provision of this Plan to the contrary, if one or more of the payments or benefits received or to be received by a Participant pursuant to an Award would cause the Participant to incur any additional tax or interest under Section 409A of the Code, the Committee may reform such provision to maintain to the maximum extent practicable the original intent of the applicable provision without violating the provisions of Section 409A of the Code. In addition, if a Participant is a Specified Employee at the time of his or her Separation from Service, any payments with respect to any Award subject to Section 409A of the Code to which the Participant would otherwise be entitled by reason of such Separation from Service shall be made on the date that is six months after the Participant’s Separation from Service (or, if earlier, the date of the Participant’s death). Although the Company intends to administer the Plan so that Awards will be exempt from, or will comply with, the requirements of Section 409A of the Code, the Company does not warrant that any Award under the Plan will qualify for favorable tax treatment under Section 409A of the Code or any other provision of federal, state, local or foreign law. The Company shall not be liable to any Participant for any tax, interest, or penalties that Participant might owe as a result of the grant, holding, vesting, exercise, or payment of any Award under the Plan. Any capitalized term in this § 19.6 not otherwise defined herein shall have such meaning as ascribed to it under Section 409A of the Code.

19.7.Award Agreements. Each Award hereunder shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement that shall be delivered to the Participant and may specify the terms and conditions of the Award and any rules applicable thereto. In the event of a conflict between the terms of the Plan and any Award Agreement, the terms of the Plan shall prevail. The Committee shall, subject to applicable law, determine the date an Award is deemed to be granted. The Committee or, except to the extent prohibited under applicable law, its delegate(s) may establish the terms of agreements or other documents evidencing Awards under this Plan and may, but need not, require as a condition to any such agreement’s or document’s effectiveness that such agreement or document be executed by the Participant, including by electronic signature or other electronic indication of acceptance, and that such Participant agree to such further terms and conditions as specified in such agreement or document. The grant of an Award under this Plan shall not confer any rights upon the Participant holding such Award other than such terms, and subject to such
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conditions, as are specified in this Plan as being applicable to such type of Award (or to all Awards) or as are expressly set forth in the agreement or other document evidencing such Award. Subject to the restrictions otherwise found in this Plan, the Committee may waive any conditions or rights under, amend any terms of or alter, suspend, discontinue, cancel or terminate, any Award theretofore granted, prospectively or retroactively (and in accordance with Section 409A of the Code with regard to Awards subject thereto); provided that any such waiver, amendment, alteration, suspension, discontinuance, cancellation or termination that would materially and adversely affect the rights of any Participant or any holder or beneficiary of any Award theretofore granted shall not to that extent be effective without the consent of the affected Participant, holder or beneficiary.

19.8.No Limit on Other Compensation Arrangements. Nothing contained in the Plan shall prevent the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate from adopting or continuing in effect other compensation arrangements, which may, but need not, provide for the grant of Options, Restricted Shares, Restricted Share Units, Stock-Based Awards or other types of Awards provided for hereunder.

19.9.Severability. If any provision of the Plan or any Award is, or becomes, or is deemed to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction or as to any Person or Award, or would disqualify the Plan or any Award under any law deemed applicable by the Committee, such provision shall be construed or deemed amended to conform to the applicable laws, or if it cannot be construed or deemed amended without, in the determination of the Committee, materially altering the intent of the Plan or the Award, such provision shall be stricken as to such jurisdiction, Person or Award and the remainder of the Plan and any such Award shall remain in full force and effect.

19.10.Awards to Non-U.S. Participants. The Committee shall have the power and authority to determine which service providers outside the United States shall be eligible to participate in the Plan. Without amending the Plan, the Committee may grant Awards to eligible persons who are foreign nationals and/or reside outside the United States on such terms and conditions different from those specified in this Plan as may in the judgment of the Committee be necessary or desirable to foster and promote achievement of the purposes of this Plan. The Committee may adopt, amend or rescind rules, procedures or sub-plans relating to the operation and administration of the Plan to accommodate the specific requirements of local laws, procedures, and practices.

19.11.Company Clawback Policy. Any Award granted pursuant to this Plan shall be subject to mandatory repayment by the Participant to the Company to the extent that such Participant is, or in the future becomes, subject to (a) any “clawback” or recoupment policy adopted by the Company or any Affiliate thereof to comply with the requirements of any applicable laws, rules or regulations, including pursuant to final rules adopted by the SEC pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, or otherwise, or (b) any applicable laws which impose mandatory recoupment, under circumstances set forth in such applicable laws, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

19.12.No Trust or Fund Created. Neither the Plan nor any Award shall create or be construed to create a trust or separate fund of any kind or a fiduciary relationship between the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate and a Participant or any other Person. To the extent that any Person acquires a right to receive payments from the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate
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pursuant to an Award, such right shall be no greater than the right of any unsecured general creditor of the Company or any Subsidiary or Affiliate.

19.13.Headings. Headings are given to the sections and subsections of the Plan solely as a convenience to facilitate reference. Such headings shall not be deemed in any way material or relevant to the construction or interpretation of the Plan or any provision thereof.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Option Care Health, Inc. has caused its duly authorized officer to execute this Plan to evidence its adoption of this Plan.



OPTION CARE HEALTH, INC.


By: /s/ Michael Shapiro

Date: May 19, 2021



































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EXHIBIT 31.1 

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
I, John Rademacher, certify that:
1.     I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Option Care Health, Inc.;
2.     Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.     Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.     The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f))for the registrant and have:
(a)     Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
(b)     Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
(c)     Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
(d)     Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
5.     The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
(a)     All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
(b)     Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

Date: August 3, 2021


/s/ John Rademacher
John Rademacher
President, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Officer



EXHIBIT 31.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO SECTION 302 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
I, Michael Shapiro, certify that:
1.     I have reviewed this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q of Option Care Health, Inc.;
2.     Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;
3.     Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;
4.     The registrant's other certifying officer(s) and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) and internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f))for the registrant and have:
(a)     Designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;
(b)     Designed such internal control over financial reporting, or caused such internal control over financial reporting to be designed under our supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles;
(c)     Evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant's disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and
(d)     Disclosed in this report any change in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant's most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant's fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant's internal control over financial reporting; and
5.     The registrant's other certifying officer and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant's auditors and the audit committee of the registrant's board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):
(a)     All significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant's ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and
(b)     Any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant's internal control over financial reporting.

Date: August 3, 2021


/s/ Michael Shapiro
Michael Shapiro
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer



EXHIBIT 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
    In connection with the Quarterly Report of Option Care Health, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, John Rademacher, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, do hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:
(1)     The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2)    The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

Date: August 3, 2021


/s/ John Rademacher
John Rademacher
President, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Executive Officer

    



EXHIBIT 32.2

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350
AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002
    In connection with the Quarterly Report of Option Care Health, Inc. (the “Company”) on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), I, Michael Shapiro, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, do hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that to my knowledge:
(1)     The Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2)    The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.

Date: August 3, 2021


/s/ Michael Shapiro
Michael Shapiro
Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer







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