Stock-Based Compensation and Stock Incentive Plans
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Apr. 30, 2012
|Stock-Based Compensation and Stock Incentive Plans
9. Stock-Based Compensation and Stock Incentive Plans
2011 Stock Plan.
On July 20, 2011 our stockholders approved the adoption of our 2011 Compensation and Incentive Plan (the “2011 Plan”) under which a number shares of common stock equal to 2.8 million plus the number of expired, terminated, surrendered or forfeited awards under the Amended and Restated 2005 Equity Compensation and Incentive Plan (the“2005 Plan”) subsequent to July 20, 2011 were authorized, and we terminated the Amended and Restated 2005 Equity Compensation and Incentive Plan. The 2011 Plan provides for the grant of incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and other equity based non stock option awards as determined by the plan administrator by officers, employees, consultants and directors of the Company. We may satisfy awards upon the exercise of stock options or vesting of restricted stock units with newly issued shares or treasury shares. The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration of the 2011 Plan and determining the term of each award, award exercise price, the number of shares for which each award is granted and the rate at which each award vests.
Option awards may be granted to employees at an exercise price per share of not less than 100% of the fair market value per common share on the date of the grant. Restricted stock units and other equity-based non-stock option awards may be granted to any officer, employee, director or consultant at a purchase price per share as determined by the Board of Directors. Awards granted under the 2011 Plan generally vest over three years and expire seven years from the date of the grant.
Stock-based compensation cost is measured at the grant date at the fair value of the award and is recognized over the employee’s requisite service period. The following table presents total stock-based compensation included in the Consolidated Statement of Income: