This Option Agreement involves
Title: THE CENTER FOR WOUND HEALING, INC. 2006 STOCK OPTION PLAN
Governing Law: New York Date: 9/25/2008
THE CENTER FOR WOUND HEALING, INC.
2006 STOCK OPTION PLAN
As Amended and Restated July 21, 2008
1. Purpose . The purpose of this Plan is to advance the interests of The Center for Wound Healing, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Company”), by providing an additional incentive to attract, retain and motivate highly qualified and competent persons who are key to the Company, including key employees, consultants, independent contractors, Officers and Directors, and upon whose efforts and judgment the success of the Company and its Subsidiaries is largely dependent, by authorizing the grant of options to purchase Common Stock of the Company, and other equity-based awards, to persons who are eligible to participate hereunder, thereby encouraging stock ownership in the Company by such persons, all upon and subject to the terms and conditions of this Plan.
2. Definitions . As used herein, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
(a) “Board” shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.
(b) “Cause” shall mean any of the following:
(i) a determination by the Company that there has been a willful, reckless or grossly negligent failure by the Optionee to perform his or her duties as an employee of the Company;
(ii) a determination by the Company that there has been a willful breach by the Optionee of any of the material terms or provisions of any employment agreement between such Optionee and the Company;
(iii) any conduct by the Optionee that either results in his or her conviction of a felony under the laws of the United States of America or any state thereof, or of an equivalent crime under the laws of any other jurisdiction;
(iv) a determination by the Company that the Optionee has committed an act or acts involving fraud, embezzlement, misappropriation, theft, breach of fiduciary duty or material dishonesty against the Company, its properties or personnel;
(v) any act by the Optionee that the Company determines to be in willful or wanton disregard of the Company’s best interests, or which results, or is intended to result, directly or indirectly, in improper gain or personal enrichment of the Optionee at the expense of the Company;
(vi) a determination by the Company that there has been a willful, reckless or grossly negligent failure by the Optionee to comply with any rules, regulations, policies or procedures of the Company, or that the Optionee has engaged in any act, behavior or conduct demonstrating a deliberate and material violation or disregard of standards of behavior that the Company has a right to expect of its employees; or
(vii) if the Optionee, while employed by the Company and for two years thereafter, violates a confidentiality and/or noncompete agreement with the Company, or fails to safeguard, divulges, communicates, uses to the detriment of the Company or for the benefit of any person or persons, or misuses in any way, any Confidential Information; provided, however, that, if the Optionee has entered into a written employment agreement with the Company which remains effective and which expressly provides for a termination of such Optionee’s employment for “cause,” the term “Cause” as used herein shall have the meaning as set forth in the Optionee’s employment agreement in lieu of the definition of “Cause” set forth in this Section 2(b).
(c) “Change of Control” shall mean the acquisition by any person or group (as that term is defined in the Exchange Act, and the rules promulgated pursuant to that act) in a single transaction or a series of transactions of forty-five percent (45%) or more in voting power of the outstanding stock of the Company and a change of the composition of the Board so that, within two years after the acquisition took place, a majority of the members of the Board, or the board of directors of any corporation with which the Company may be consolidated or merged, are persons who were not directors or officers of the Company or one of its Subsidiaries immediately prior to the acquisition, or to the first of a series of transactions which resulted in the acquisition of forty-five percent (45%) or more in voting power of the outstanding stock of the Company.
(d) “Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
(e) “Committee” shall mean a committee of the Board comprised of at least two members appointed by the Board. Each Committee member shall be a “non-employee director” within the meaning of the exemption under Rule 16b-3 of the Exchange Act and an “outside director” within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code.
(f) “Common Stock” shall mean the Company’s Common Stock, par value $.001 per share.
(g) “Director” shall mean a member of the Board.
(h) “Employee” shall mean any person, including officers, employed by the Company or any parent or Subsidiary of the Company, and any director, consultant or independent contractor of the Company or any parent or Subsidiary of the Company.
(i) “Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
(j) “Fair Market Value” of a Share on any date of reference shall be the Closing Price of a share of Common Stock on the business day immediately preceding such date, unless the Committee in its sole discretion shall determine otherwise in a fair and uniform manner. For this purpose, the “Closing Price” of the Common Stock on any business day shall be (i) if the Common Stock is listed or admitted for trading on any United States national securities exchange, or if actual transactions are otherwise reported on a consolidated transaction reporting system, the last reported sale price of the Common Stock on such exchange or reporting system, as reported in any newspaper of general circulation, (ii) if the Common Stock is quoted on The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”), or any similar system of automated dissemination of quotations of securities prices in common use, the mean between the closing high bid and low asked quotations for such day of the Common Stock on such system, or (iii) if neither clause (i) nor (ii) is applicable, the mean between the high bid and low asked quotations for the Common Stock as reported by any over-the-counter market or quotation service if at least two securities dealers have inserted both bid and asked quotations for the Common Stock on at least five of the 10 preceding days. If the information set forth in clauses (i) through (iii) above is unavailable or inapplicable to the Company (e.g., if the Company’s Common Stock is not then publicly traded or quoted), then the “Fair Market Value” of a Share shall be the fair market value (i.e., the price at which a willing seller would sell a Share to a willing buyer when neither is acting under compulsion and when both have reasonable knowledge of all relevant facts) of a share of the Common Stock on the business day immediately preceding such date as the Committee in its sole and absolute discretion shall determine in a fair and uniform manner.
(k) “Incentive Stock Option” shall mean an incentive stock option as defined in Section 422 of the Code.
(l) “Non-Statutory Stock Option” or “Nonqualified Stock Option” shall mean an Option which is not an Incentive Stock Option.
(m) “Officer” shall mean the Company’s chairman, president, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer (or, if there is no such accounting officer, the controller), any vice-president of the Company in charge of a principal business unit, division or function (such as sales, administration or finance), any other officer who performs a policy-making function, or any other person who performs similar policy-making functions for the Company. Officers of Subsidiaries shall be deemed Officers of the Company if they perform such policy-making functions for the Company. As used in this paragraph, the phrase “policy-making function” does not include policy-making functions that are not significant. Unless specified otherwise in a resolution by the Board, an “executive officer” pursuant to Item 401(b) of Regulation S-K (17 C.F.R. § 229.401(b)) shall be only such person designated as an “Officer” pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this paragraph.
(n) “Option” (when capitalized) shall mean any stock option granted under this Plan.
(o) “Optionee” shall mean a person to whom an Option is granted under this Plan or any person who succeeds to the rights of such person under this Plan by reason of the death of such person.
(p) “Plan” shall mean this 2006 Stock Option Plan of the Company.
(q) “Share” or “Shares” shall mean a share or shares, as the case may be, of the Common Stock, as adjusted in accordance with Section 10 of this Plan.
(r) “Subsidiary” shall mean any corporation (other than the Company) in any unbroken chain of corporations beginning with the Company if, at the time of the granting of the Option, each of the corporations other than the last corporation in the unbroken chain owns stock possessing 50 percent or more of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock in one of the other corporations in such chain.
3. Shares and Options . Subject to adjustment in accordance with Section 10 hereof, the Company may issue up to seven million five hundred thousand (7,500,000) Shares from Shares held in the Company’s treasury or from authorized and unissued Shares through the exercise of Options or stock appreciation rights or the issuance of restricted stock awards issued pursuant to the provisions of this Plan, and no more than such number of Shares may be issued through the exercise of Incentive Stock Options. If any Option or other award granted under this Plan shall terminate, expire, or be canceled, forfeited or surrendered as to any Shares, the Shares relating to such lapsed Option or other award shall be available for issuance pursuant to new Options or other awards subsequently granted under this Plan. Upon the grant of any Option or other award hereunder, the authorized and unissued Shares to which such Option or other award relates shall be reserved for issuance to permit exercise under this Plan. Subject to the provisions of Section 14 hereof, an Option granted hereunder shall be either an Incentive Stock Option or a Non-Statutory Stock Option as determined by the Committee at the time of grant of such Option and shall clearly state whether it is an Incentive Stock Option or Non-Statutory Stock Option. All Incentive Stock Options shall be granted within 10 years from the initial adoption of the Plan by the board of directors of Kevcorp Services, Inc. (prior to this amendment and restatement).
4. Limitations . Options otherwise qualifying as Incentive Stock Options hereunder will not be treated as Incentive Stock Options to the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined at the time the Option is granted) of the Shares, with respect to which Options meeting the requirements of Code Section 422(b) are exercisable for the first time by any individual during any calendar year (under all stock option or similar plans of the Company and any Subsidiary), exceeds $100,000.
5. Conditions for Grant of Options .
(a) Each Option shall be evidenced by an option agreement that may contain any term deemed necessary or desirable by the Committee, provided such terms are not inconsistent with this Plan or any applicable law. Optionees shall be those persons selected by the Committee from eligible Employees; provided that Incentive Stock Options only may be granted to employees of the Company, a Subsidiary or parent corporation (within the meaning of Code Section 424(e)) of the Company. No Employee may be granted in any calendar year Options to purchase more than one million five hundred thousand (1,500,000) Shares. Any person who files with the Committee, in a form satisfactory to the Committee, a written waiver of eligibility to receive any Option under this Plan shall not be eligible to receive any Option under this Plan for the duration of such waiver.
(b) In granting Options, the Committee shall take into consideration the contribution the person has made, or is expected to make, to the success of the Company or its Subsidiaries and such other factors as the Committee shall determine. The Committee also shall have the authority to consult with and receive recommendations from Officers and other personnel of the Company and its Subsidiaries with regard to these matters. The Committee may from time to time in granting Options under this Plan prescribe such terms and conditions concerning such Options as it deems appropriate; provided that such terms and conditions are not more favorable to an Optionee than those expressly permitted herein; provided further, however, that to the extent not cancelled pursuant to Section 9(b) hereof, upon a Change of Control, any Options that have not yet vested, may, in the sole discretion of the Committee, vest upon such Change of Control.
(c) The Options granted to employees under this Plan shall be in addition to regular salaries, pension, life insurance or other benefits related to their employment with the Company or its Subsidiaries. Neither this Plan nor any Option (or other award) granted under this Plan shall confer upon any person any right to employment or continuance of employment (or related salary and benefits) by the Company or its Subsidiaries.
6. Exercise Price . The exercise price per Share of any Option shall be any price determined by the Committee but