STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
E C I T A L S
WHEREAS, in accordance with that certain Distribution Agreement (as defined below),
Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. (re-named Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. and hereinafter referred to in these
recitals as Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.) distributed its entire ownership interest in Batesville
Holdings, Inc. (re-named Hillenbrand, Inc. and hereinafter referred to in these recitals as
Hillenbrand, Inc.) through a pro-rata distribution of all of the outstanding shares of
Hillenbrand, Inc. common stock then owned by Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. to the holders of Hill-Rom
Holdings, Inc. common stock (Distribution); and
WHEREAS, Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. and Hillenbrand, Inc. have entered into that certain Employee
Matters Agreement (as defined below) for the purpose of continuing benefits for the
pre-Distribution directors, employees and consultants of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. and its
WHEREAS, in accordance with Section 2.5 of the Employee Matters Agreement, Hillenbrand, Inc.
is to adopt and implement a Stock Incentive Plan with features that are comparable to the
Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan, Amended and Restated Effective January 1, 2005,
to be effective as of the date of the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the
SECTION 1. Purpose and Types of Awards
1.1 The purposes of the Hillenbrand, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan (the Plan) are to enable
Hillenbrand, Inc. (the Company) to attract, retain and reward its employees, officers and
directors, and strengthen the mutuality of interests between such persons and the Companys
shareholders by offering such persons an equity interest in the Company and thereby enabling them
to participate in the long-term success and growth of the Company.
1.2 Awards under the Plan may be in the form of (i) Stock Options; (ii) Stock Appreciation
Rights; (iii) Restricted Stock; (iv) Deferred Stock; and/or (v) Bonus Stock. Awards may be
free-standing or granted in tandem. If two awards are granted in tandem, the award holder may
exercise (or otherwise receive the benefit of) one award only to the extent he or she relinquishes
the tandem award.
SECTION 2. Definitions
Board shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.
Bonus Stock shall mean an award described in Section 10 of the Plan.
Code shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.
Committee shall mean the committee of the Board designated by the Board to administer the
Plan, or if no committee is designated, and in any case with respect to awards to non-employee
directors, the entire Board.
Common Stock shall mean the common stock of the Company, without par value.
Company shall mean Hillenbrand, Inc. and its successors.
Deferred Stock shall mean an award described in Section 9 of the Plan and also known as
Restricted Stock Units.
Distribution shall have the meaning set forth in the recitals.
Distribution Agreement shall mean the Distribution Agreement by and between Hillenbrand
Industries, Inc. and Batesville Holdings, Inc. dated as of March ___, 2008.
Employee shall mean an employee of the Company or of any Subsidiary of the Company.
Employee Matters Agreement shall mean the Employee Matters Agreement by and between
Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. and Batesville Holdings, Inc. dated as of ___, 2008.
Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on any date shall mean the value determined in good
faith by the Committee, by formula or otherwise; provided, however, that unless the Committee
determines to use a different measure, the fair market value of the Common Stock shall be the
average of the high and the low sales prices of the Common Stock (on such exchange or market as is
determined by the Board to be the primary market for the Common Stock) on the date in question (or
if shares of Common Stock were not traded on such date, then on the next preceding trading day on
which a sale of Common Stock occurred).
Hill-Rom Common Stock shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.
Hill-Rom Options shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.
Hill-Rom Deferred Stock shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.
Incentive Option shall mean a Stock Option granted under the Plan which both is designated
as an Incentive Option and qualifies as an incentive stock option within the meaning of Section 422
of the Code.
Non-Employee Director shall mean a director of the Company who is not employed by the
Company or any of its Subsidiaries.
Non-Qualified Option shall mean a Stock Option granted under the Plan, which either is
designated as a Non-Qualified Option or does not qualify as an incentive stock option within the
meaning of Section 422 of the Code.
Optionee shall mean any person who has been granted a Stock Option under the Plan or who is
otherwise entitled to exercise a Stock Option.
Option Period shall mean, with respect to any portion of a Stock Option, the period after
such portion has become exercisable and before it has expired or terminated.
Plan shall mean the Hillenbrand, Inc. Stock Incentive Plan.
Relationship shall mean the status of employee, officer, or director of the Company or any
Subsidiary of the Company.
Restricted Stock shall mean an award described in Section 8 of the Plan.
Spinoff Awards shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.
Spinoff Deferred Stock shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.
Spinoff Options shall have the meaning set forth in Section 5.3.
Stock Appreciation Right shall mean an award described in Section 7 of the Plan.
Stock Option shall mean an Incentive Option or a Non-Qualified Option, and, unless the
context requires otherwise, shall include Director Options.
Subsidiary shall mean any corporation, partnership, joint venture or other entity in which
the Company owns, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the ownership interests.
SECTION 3. Administration
3.1 The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary
contained herein, only the Board shall have authority to grant awards to Non-Employee Directors and
to amend and interpret such awards.
3.2 The Committee shall have the following authority and discretion with respect to awards
under the Plan: to grant and amend (provided however that no amendment shall impair the rights of
the award holder without his or her written consent) awards to eligible persons under the Plan; to
adopt, alter and repeal such administrative rules, guidelines and practices governing the Plan as
it shall deem advisable; to interpret the terms and provisions of the Plan and any award granted
under the Plan; and to make all factual and other determinations necessary or advisable for the
administration of the Plan. In particular, and without limiting its authority and powers, the
Committee shall have the authority and discretion:
(a) to select the persons to whom awards will be granted from among those eligible;
(b) to determine the number of shares of Common Stock to be covered by each award
granted hereunder subject to the limitations contained herein;
(c) to determine the terms and conditions of any award granted hereunder, including,
but not limited to, any vesting or other restrictions based on such continued employment,
performance objectives and such other factors as the Committee may establish, and to
determine whether the terms and conditions of the award have been satisfied;
(d) to determine the treatment of awards upon an Employees retirement, disability,
death, termination for cause or other termination of employment, or during a leave of
absence or upon a Non-Employee Directors termination of Relationship as allowed by law;
(e) to determine that the award holder has no rights with respect to any dividends
declared with respect to any shares covered by an award or that amounts equal to the amount
of any dividends declared with respect to the number of shares covered by an award (i) will
be paid to the award holder currently or (ii) will be deferred and deemed to be reinvested
or (iii) will otherwise be credited to the award holder;
(f) to determine whether, to what extent, and under what circumstances Common Stock and
other amounts payable with respect to an award will be deferred either automatically or at
the election of an award holder, including providing for and determining the amount (if any)
of deemed earnings on any deferred amount during any deferral period;
(g) to amend the terms of any award, prospectively or retroactively; provided, however,
that no amendment shall impair the rights of the award holder without his or her written
(h) after considering any accounting impact to the Company, to substitute new Stock
Options for previously granted Stock Options, or for options granted under other plans or
agreements, in each case including previously granted options having higher option prices;
(i) to determine, pursuant to a formula or otherwise, the Fair Market Value of the
Common Stock on a given date;
(j) after considering any accounting impact to the Company, to provide that the shares
of Common Stock received as a result of an award shall be subject to a right of repurchase
by the Company and/or a right of first refusal, in each case subject to such terms and
conditions as the Committee may specify;
(k) to adopt one or more sub-plans, consistent with the Plan, containing such
provisions as may be necessary or desirable to enable awards under the
Plan to comply with the laws of other jurisdictions and/or qualify for preferred tax
treatment under such laws; and
(l) to delegate such administrative duties as it may deem advisable to one or more of
its members or to one or more Employees or agents.
3.3 The Committee shall have the right to designate awards as Performance Awards. The grant
or vesting of a Performance Award shall be subject to the achievement of performance objectives
established by the Committee based on one or more of the following criteria, in each case applied
to the Company on a consolidated basis and/or to a business unit and which the Committee may use as
an absolute measure, as a measure of improvement relative to prior performance, or as a measure of
comparable performance relative to a peer group of companies: sales, operating profits, operating
profits before taxes, operating profits before interest expense and taxes, net earnings, earnings
per share, return on equity, return on assets, return on invested capital, total shareholder
return, cash flow, debt to equity ratio, market share, stock price, economic value added, and
market value added.
3.4 All determinations and interpretations made by the Committee pursuant to the provisions of
the Plan shall be final and binding on all persons, including the Company and award holders.
Determinations by the Committee under the Plan relating to the form, amount, and terms and
conditions of awards need not be uniform, and may be made selectively among persons who receive or
are eligible to receive awards under the Plan, whether or not such persons are similarly situated.
3.5 The Committee shall act by a majority of its members at a meeting (present in person or by
conference telephone) or by majority written consent.
3.6 No member of the Board or the Committee, nor any officer or Employee of the Company or its
Subsidiaries acting on behalf of the Board or the Committee, shall be personally liable for any
action, determination or interpretation taken or made with respect to the Plan or any award
hereunder. The Company shall indemnify all members of the Board and the Committee and all such
officers and Employees acting on their behalf, to the extent permitted by law, from and against any
and all liabilities, costs and expenses incurred by such persons as a result of any act, or
omission to act, in connection with the performance of such persons duties, responsibilities and
obligations under the Plan.
SECTION 4. Stock Subject to Plan
4.1 The total number of shares of Common Stock which may be issued under the Plan shall be
4,635,436, any or all of which may be issued pursuant to Incentive Options, subject to adjustment
as provided in Section 4.4. Such shares may consist of authorized but unissued shares or shares
that have been issued and reacquired by the Company. The exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right
for cash or the payment of any award in cash shall not count against this share limit.
4.2 To the extent a Stock Option is surrendered for cash or terminates without having been
exercised, or an award terminates without the holder having received payment of the award, or
shares awarded are forfeited, the shares subject to such award shall again be available
for distribution in connection with future awards under the Plan. Shares of Common Stock
equal in number to the shares surrendered in payment of the option price, and shares of Common
Stock which are withheld in order to satisfy federal, state or local tax liability shall count
against the share limit set forth in Section 4.1.
4.3 No Employee shall be granted Stock Options and/or Stock Appreciation Rights with respect
to more than 200,000 shares of Common Stock in any fiscal year, and no Employee shall be granted
Restricted Stock, Deferred Stock and/or Bonus Stock awards with respect to more than 100,000 shares
of Common Stock in any fiscal year, subject to adjustment as provided in Section 4.4.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any Spinoff Awards (as defined in Section 5.3) shall not count
against the foregoing fiscal year award limits.
4.4 In the event of any merger, reorganization, consolidation, sale of substantially all
assets, recapitalization, stock dividend, stock split, spin-off, split-up, split-off, distribution
of assets or other change in corporate structure affecting the Common Stock such that an adjustment
is determined by the Board in its discretion to be appropriate, after considering any accounting
impact to the Company, in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of benefits under the Plan, then
the Board shall, in such a manner as it may in its discretion deem equitable, adjust any or all of
(i) the aggregate number and kind of shares reserved for issuance under the Plan, and (ii) the
number and kind of shares as to which awards may be granted to any individual in any fiscal year.
In the event of any merger, reorganization, consolidation, sale of substantially all assets,
recapitalization, stock dividend, stock split, spin-off, split-up, split-off, distribution of
assets or other change in corporate structure affecting the Common Stock subject to an outstanding
award, the number and kind of shares of Common Stock or other securities which are subject to this
Plan or subject to any awards theretofore granted, and the exercise prices, shall be appropriately
and equitably adjusted by the Board so as to maintain the proportionate number of shares or other
securities without changing the aggregate exercise price, if any.
In addition, upon the dissolution or liquidation of the Company or upon any reorganization,
merger, or consolidation as a result of which the Company is not the surviving corporation (or
survives as a wholly-owned subsidiary of another corporation), or upon a sale of substantially all
the assets of the Company, the Board may, after considering any accounting impact to the Company,
take such action as it in its discretion deems appropriate to (i) accelerate the time when awards
vest and/or may be exercised and/or may be paid, (ii) cash out outstanding Stock Options and/or
other awards at or immediately prior to the date of such event, (iii) provide for the assumption of
outstanding Stock Options or other awards by surviving, successor or transferee corporations,
(iv) provide that in lieu of shares of Common Stock of Company, the award recipient shall be
entitled to receive the consideration he would have received in such transaction in exchange for
such shares of Common Stock (or the Fair Market Value thereof in cash), and/or (v) provide that
Stock Options shall be exercisable for a period of at least 10 business days from the date of
receipt of a notice from the Company of such proposed event, following the expiration of which
period any unexercised Stock Options shall terminate.
The Boards determination as to which adjustments shall be made under this Section 4.4 and the
extent thereof shall be final, binding and conclusive.
4.5 No fractional shares shall be issued or delivered under the Plan. The Committee shall
determine whether the value of fractional shares shall be paid in cash or other property, or
whether such fractional shares and any rights thereto shall be cancelled without payment.
SECTION 5. Eligibility
5.1 The persons who are eligible for awards under Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 of the Plan are
Employees, officers and directors of the Company or of any Subsidiary of the Company. In addition,
awards under such Sections may be granted to prospective Employees, officers, or directors but such
awards shall not become effective until the recipients commencement of employment or service with
the Company or a Subsidiary. Incentive Options may be granted only to Employees and prospective
Employees. Award recipients under the Plan shall be selected from time to time by the Committee,
in its sole discretion, from among those eligible.
5.2 Non-Employee Directors shall be granted awards under Section 12 in addition to any awards
which may be granted to them under other Sections of the Plan.
5.3 In connection with the Distribution, options to purchase Common Stock (Spinoff Options)
may be granted to holders of options (Hill-Rom Options) to purchase shares of common stock, no
par value, of Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (Hill-Rom Common Stock) as of the date of the Distribution
in accordance with the terms of the Employee Matters Agreement. The Spinoff Options may be granted
to such holders on substantially similar terms to the corresponding options to purchase Hill-Rom
Common Stock held by such holders, including the rate at which the options vest and the expiration
date of such options, provided that the number of shares of Common Stock under the Spinoff Options
and the exercise prices of the Spinoff Options compared to their Hill-Rom Option counterparts will
reflect the Distribution in the manner set forth in the Employee Matters Agreement. In addition,
Deferred Stock awards (Spinoff Deferred Stock) may be granted to holders of deferred stock
relating to Hill-Rom Common Stock (Hill-Rom Deferred Stock) as of the date of the Distribution in
accordance with the terms of the Employee Matters Agreement. The Spinoff Deferred Stock awards may
be granted to such holders on substantially similar terms to the corresponding deferred stock
relating to Hill-Rom Common Stock held by such holders, including the rate at which the awards
vest, provided that the number of shares of Common Stock under the Spinoff Deferred Stock awards
compared to their Hill-Rom Deferred Stock counterparts will reflect the Distribution in the manner
set forth in the Employee Matters Agreement. It is intended that all grants of Spinoff Options and
Spinoff Deferred Stock described in this paragraph satisfy the requirements of Section 424 of the
Code, to the extent applicable, and avoid treatment as nonqualified deferred compensation subject
to Section 409A of the Code. Spinoff Options and Spinoff Deferred Stock shall be referred to
collectively herein as Spinoff Awards.
SECTION 6. Stock Options
6.1 The Stock Options awarded to eligible persons under the Plan may be of two types:
(i) Incentive Options and (ii) Non-Qualified Options. To the extent that any Stock Option granted
to an Employee does not qualify as an Incentive Option, it shall constitute a Non-Qualified Option.
All Stock Options awarded to persons who are not Employees shall be Non-Qualified Options.
6.2 Subject to the following provisions, Stock Options awarded under Section 6 of the Plan
shall be in such form and shall have such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine.
(a) Option Price. The option price per share of Common Stock purchasable under
a Stock Option (other than a Spinoff Option) shall be determined by the Committee and may
not be less than the Fair Market Value of the Common Stock on the date of the award of the
Stock Option (or, with respect to awards to prospective Employees, on the first date of
(b) Option Term. The term of each Stock Option shall be fixed by the
(c) Exercisability. Stock Options shall be exercisable and shall vest at such
time or times and subject to such terms and conditions as shall be determined by the
Committee. The Committee may impose different schedules for exercisability and vesting.
After considering any accounting impact to the Company, the Committee may waive any exercise
or vesting provisions or accelerate the exercisability or vesting of the Stock Option at any
time in whole or in part.
(d) Method of Exercise. Stock Options may be exercised in whole or in part at
any time during the Option Period by giving the Company notice of exercise in the form
approved by the Committee (which may be written or electronic) specifying the number of
whole shares to be purchased, accompanied by payment of the aggregate option price for such
shares. Payment of the option price shall be made in such manner as the Committee may
provide in the award, which may include (i) cash (including cash equivalents), (ii) delivery
(either by actual delivery of the shares or by providing an affidavit affirming ownership of
the shares) of shares of Common Stock already owned by the Optionee for at least six months,
(iii) broker-assisted cashless exercise in which the Optionee delivers a notice of
exercise together with irrevocable instructions to a broker acceptable to the Company to
sell shares of Common Stock (or a sufficient portion of such shares) acquired upon exercise
of the Stock Option and remit to the Company a sufficient portion of the sale proceeds to
pay the total option price and any withholding tax obligation resulting from such exercise,
(iv) any other manner permitted by law, or (v) any combination of the foregoing.
(e) No Shareholder Rights. An Optionee shall have no rights to dividends or
other rights of a shareholder with respect to shares subject to a Stock Option until the
Optionee has duly exercised the Stock Option and a certificate for such shares
has been duly issued (or the Optionee has otherwise been duly recorded as the owner of
the shares on the books of the Company).
(f) Termination of Employment or Relationship. Following the termination of an
Optionees employment or other Relationship with the Company or its Subsidiaries, the Stock
Option shall be exercisable to the extent determined by the Committee. The Committee may
provide different post-termination exercise provisions which may vary based on the nature of
and reason for the termination. The Committee may provide that, notwithstanding the option
term fixed pursuant to Section 6.2(b), a Non-Qualified Option which is outstanding on the
date of an Optionees death shall remain outstanding for an additional period after the date
of such death. The Committee shall have absolute discretion to determine the date and
circumstances of any termination of employment or other Relationship.
(g) Non-transferability. Unless otherwise provided by the Committee, (i) Stock
Options shall not be transferable by the Optionee other than by will or by the laws of
descent and distribution, and (ii) during the Optionees lifetime, all Stock Options shall
be exercisable only by such Optionee. The Committee, in its sole discretion, may permit
Stock Options to be transferred to such other transferees and on such terms and conditions
as may be determined by the Committee.
(h) Surrender Rights. The Committee may, after considering any accounting
impact to the Company, provide that Stock Options may be surrendered for cash upon any terms
and conditions set by the Committee.
6.3 Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 6.2, Incentive Options shall be subject to the
following additional restrictions:
(a) Option Term. No Incentive Option shall be exercisable more than ten years
after the date such Incentive Stock Option is awarded.
(b) Additional Limitations for 10% Shareholders. No Incentive Option granted
to an Employee who owns more than 10% of the total combined voting power of all classes of
stock of the Company or any of its parent or subsidiary corporations, as defined in Section
424 of the Code, shall (i) have an option price which is less than 110% of the Fair Market
Value of the Common Stock on the date of award of the Incentive Option or (ii) be
exercisable more than five years after the date such Incentive Option is awarded.
(c) Exercisability. The aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the time
the Incentive Option is granted) of the shares with respect to which Incentive Options
(granted under the Plan and any other plans of the Company, its parent corporation or
subsidiary corporations, as defined in Section 424 of the Code) are exercisable for the
first time by an Optionee in any calendar year shall not exceed $100,000.
(d) Notice of Disqualifying Disposition. An Optionees right to exercise an
Incentive Option shall be subject to the Optionees agreement to notify the
Company of any disqualifying disposition (for purposes of Section 422 of the Code) of
the shares acquired upon such exercise.
(e) Non-transferability. Incentive Options shall not be transferable by the
Optionee, other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution. During the
Optionees lifetime, all Incentive Options shall be exercisable only by such Optionee.
(f) Last Grant Date. No Incentive Option shall be granted more than ten years
after the earlier of the date of adoption of the Plan by the Board or approval of the Plan
by the Companys shareholders.
The Committee may, with the consent of the Optionee, amend an Incentive Option in a manner that
would cause loss of Incentive Option status, provided the Stock Option as so amended satisfies the
requirements of Section 6.2.
6.4 Substitute Options. In connection with a merger or consolidation of an entity
with the Company or the acquisition by the Company of property or stock of an entity, the Committee
may grant Stock Options in substitution for any options or other stock awards or stock-based awards
granted by such entity or an affiliate thereof. Such substitute Stock Options may be granted on
such terms as the Committee deems appropriate in the circumstances, notwithstanding any limitations
on Stock Options contained in other provisions of this Section 6.
SECTION 7. Stock Appreciation Rights
7.1 A Stock Appreciation Right shall entitle the holder thereof to receive, for each share as
to which the award is granted, payment of an amount, in cash, shares of Common Stock, or a
combination thereof, as determined by the Committee, equal in value to the excess of the Fair
Market Value of a share of Common Stock on the date of exercise over the Fair Market Value of a
share of Common Stock on the day such Stock Appreciation Right was granted. Any such award shall
be in such form and shall have such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine. The grant
shall specify the number of shares of Common Stock as to which the Stock Appreciation Right is
7.2 The Committee may provide that a Stock Appreciation Right may be exercised only within the
60-day period following occurrence of a Change in Control (as defined in Section 14.2) (such Stock
Appreciation Right being referred to herein as a Limited Stock Appreciation Right). The
Committee may also provide that in the event of a Change in Control the amount to be paid upon
exercise of a Stock Appreciation Right shall be based on the Change in Control Price (as defined in
SECTION 8. Restricted Stock
Subject to the following provisions, all awards of Restricted Stock shall be in such form and
shall have such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine:
(a) The Restricted Stock award shall specify the number of shares of Restricted Stock
to be awarded, the price, if any, to be paid by the recipient of the Restricted Stock and
the date or dates on which, or the conditions upon the satisfaction of
which, the Restricted Stock will vest. The grant and/or the vesting of Restricted
Stock may be conditioned upon the completion of a specified period of service with the
Company and/or its Subsidiaries, upon the attainment of specified performance objectives, or
upon such other criteria as the Committee may determine.
(b) Stock certificates representing the Restricted Stock awarded under the Plan shall
be registered in the award holders name, but the Committee may direct that such
certificates be held by the Company on behalf of the award holder. Except as may be
permitted by the Committee, no share of Restricted Stock may be sold, transferred, assigned,
pledged or otherwise encumbered by the award holder until such share has vested in
accordance with the terms of the Restricted Stock award. At the time Restricted Stock
vests, a certificate for such vested shares shall be delivered to the award holder (or his
or her designated beneficiary in the event of death), free of all restrictions.
(c) The Committee may provide that the award holder shall have the right to vote and/or
receive dividends on Restricted Stock. Unless the Committee provides otherwise, Common
Stock received as a dividend on, or in connection with a stock split of, Restricted Stock
shall be subject to the same restrictions as the Restricted Stock.
(d) Except as may be provided by the Committee, in the event of an award holders
termination of employment or other Relationship before all of his or her Restricted Stock
has vested, or in the event any conditions to the vesting of Restricted Stock have not been
satisfied prior to any deadline for the satisfaction of such conditions set forth in the
award, the shares of Restricted Stock which have not vested shall be forfeited, and the
Committee may provide that (i) any purchase price paid by the award holder shall be returned
to the award holder or (ii) a cash payment equal to the Restricted Stocks Fair Market Value
on the date of forfeiture, if lower, shall be paid to the award holder.
(e) The Committee may waive, in whole or in part, any or all of the conditions to
receipt of, or restrictions with respect to, any or all of the award holders Restricted
Stock (except that the Committee may not waive conditions or restrictions with respect to
awards intended to qualify under Section 162(m) of the Code unless such waiver would not
cause the award to fail to qualify as performance-based compensation within the meaning of
Section 162(m) of the Code).
SECTION 9. Deferred Stock Awards (also known as Restricted Stock Units)
Subject to the following provisions, all awards of Deferred Stock shall be in such form and
shall have such terms and conditions as the Committee may determine:
(a) The Deferred Stock award shall specify the number of shares of Deferred Stock to be
awarded and the duration of the period (the Deferral Period) during which, and the
conditions under which, receipt of the Common Stock will be deferred. The Committee may
condition the grant or vesting of Deferred Stock, or receipt of Common Stock or cash at the
end of the Deferral Period, upon the completion
of a specified period of service with the Company and/or its Subsidiaries, upon the
attainment of specified performance objectives, or upon such other criteria as the Committee
(b) Except as may be provided by the Committee, Deferred Stock awards may not be sold,
assigned, transferred, pledged or otherwise encumbered during the Deferral Period.
(c) At the expiration of the Deferral Period, the award holder (or his or her
designated beneficiary in the event of death) shall receive (i) certificates for the number
of shares of Common Stock equal to the number of shares covered by the Deferred Stock award,
(ii) cash equal to the Fair Market Value of such Common Stock, or (iii) a combination of
shares and cash, as the Committee may determine.
(d) Except as may be provided by the Committee, in the event of an award holders
termination of employment or other Relationship before the Deferred Stock has vested, his or
her Deferred Stock award shall be forfeited.
(e) The Committee may waive, in whole or in part, any or all of the conditions to
receipt of, or restrictions with respect to, Common Stock or cash under a Deferred Stock
award (except that the Committee may not waive conditions or restrictions with respect to
awards intended to qualify under Section 162(m) of the Code unless such waiver would not
cause the award to fail to qualify as performance-based compensation within the meaning of
Section 162(m) of the Code).
SECTION 10. Bonus Stock Awards
The Committee may award Bonus Stock to any eligible award recipient subject to such terms and
conditions as the Committee shall determine. The grant of Bonus Stock may, but need not, be
conditioned upon the attainment of specified performance objectives or upon such other criteria as
the Committee may determine. The Committee may waive such conditions in whole or in part (except
that the Committee may not waive conditions or restrictions with respect to awards intended to
qualify under Section 162(m) of the Code unless such waiver would not cause the award to fail to
qualify as performance-based compensation within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Code).
Unless otherwise specified by the Committee, no money shall be paid by the recipient for the Bonus
Stock. Alternatively, the Committee may, after considering any accounting impact to the Company,
offer eligible employees the opportunity to purchase Bonus Stock at a discount from its Fair Market
Value. The Bonus Stock award shall be satisfied by the delivery of the designated number of shares
of Common Stock which are not subject to restriction.
SECTION 11. Election to Defer Deferred Stock Awards or Bonus Stock Awards
The Committee may permit an award recipient to elect to defer payment of an award for a
specified period or until a specified event, upon such terms as are determined by the Committee.
An award holder may elect to defer the distribution date of a Deferred Stock Award or Bonus Stock
Award provided that such election is made and delivered to the Company in compliance with Section
409A of the Code, when applicable.
SECTION 12. Non-Employee Director Awards
The Board shall have the discretion to determine the number and types of awards to be granted
to Non-Employee Directors and the terms of such awards, including but not limited to the
exercisability and the effect of a directors termination of service.
SECTION 13. Tax Withholding
13.1 Each award holder shall, no later than the date as of which an amount with respect to an
award first becomes includible in such persons gross income for applicable tax purposes, pay to
the Company, or make arrangements satisfactory to the Committee regarding payment of, any federal,
state, local or other taxes of any kind required by law to be withheld with respect to the award.
The obligations of the Company under the Plan shall be conditional on such payment or arrangements.
The Company (and, where applicable, its Subsidiaries), shall, to the extent permitted by law, have
the right to deduct the minimum amount of any required tax withholdings from any such taxes from
any payment of any kind otherwise due to the award holder.
13.2 To the extent permitted by the Committee, and subject to such terms and conditions as the
Committee may provide, an Employee may elect to have the minimum amount of any required tax
withholdings with respect to any awards hereunder, satisfied by (i) having the Company withhold
shares of Common Stock otherwise deliverable to such person with respect to the award or
(ii) delivering to the Company shares of unrestricted Common Stock already owned by the Employee
for at least six months. Alternatively, the Committee may require that a portion of the shares of
Common Stock otherwise deliverable be applied to satisfy the withholding tax obligations with
respect to the award.
SECTION 14. Change in Control
14.1 In the event of a Change in Control, unless otherwise determined by the Committee at the
time of grant or by amendment (with the award holders consent) of such grant:
(a) all outstanding Stock Options (including Director Options) and all outstanding
Stock Appreciation Rights (including Limited Stock Appreciation Rights) awarded under the
Plan shall become fully exercisable and vested;
(b) the restrictions and vesting conditions applicable to any outstanding Restricted
Stock and Deferred Stock awards under the Plan shall lapse and such shares and awards shall
be deemed fully vested;
(c) the Committee may, in its sole discretion, accelerate the payment date of all
Restricted Stock and Deferred Stock awards; and
(d) to the extent the cash payment of any award is based on the Fair Market Value of
Common Stock, such Fair Market Value shall be the Change in Control Price.
14.2 A Change in Control shall be deemed to occur on:
(i) the date that any person, corporation, partnership, syndicate, trust, estate or other
group acting with a view to the acquisition, holding or disposition of securities of the Company,
becomes, directly or. indirectly, the beneficial owner, as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Beneficial Owner), of securities of the Company representing 35%
or more of the voting power of all securities of the Company having the right under ordinary
circumstances to vote at an election of the Board (Voting Securities), other than by reason of
(x) the acquisition of securities of the Company by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries or any
employee benefit plan of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, (y) the acquisition of securities
of the Company directly from the Company, or (z) the acquisition of securities of the Company by
one or more members of the Hillenbrand Family (which term shall mean descendants of John A.
Hillenbrand and their spouses, trusts primarily for their benefit or entities controlled by them);
(ii) the consummation of a merger or consolidation of the Company with another corporation
(A) the shareholders of the Company, immediately prior to the merger or consolidation,
beneficially own, immediately after the merger or consolidation, shares entitling such shareholders
to 50% or more of the voting power of all securities of the corporation surviving the merger or
consolidation having the right under ordinary circumstances to vote at an election of directors in
substantially the same proportions as their ownership, immediately prior to such merger or
consolidation, of Voting Securities of the Company;
(B) no person, corporation, partnership, syndicate, trust, estate or other group beneficially
owns, directly or indirectly, 35% or more of the voting power of the outstanding voting securities
of the corporation resulting from such merger or consolidation except to the extent that such
ownership existed prior to such merger or consolidation; and
(C) the members of the Companys Board, immediately prior to the merger or consolidation,
constitute, immediately after the merger or consolidation, a majority of the board of directors of
the corporation issuing cash or securities in the merger;
(iii) the date on which a majority of the members of the Board consist of persons other than
Current Directors (which term shall mean any member of the Board on the date hereof and any member
whose nomination or election has been approved by a majority of Current Directors then on the
(iv) the consummation of a sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets
of the Company; or
(v) the date of approval of the shareholders of the Company of a plan of complete liquidation
of the Company.
14.3 Change in Control Price means the highest price per share of Common Stock paid in any
transaction reported on any national market or securities exchange where the Common Stock is
traded, or paid or offered in any transaction related to a Change in Control at
any time during the 90-day period ending with the Change in Control. Notwithstanding the
foregoing sentence, in the case of Stock Appreciation Rights granted in tandem with Incentive
Options, the Change in Control Price shall be the highest price paid on the date on which the Stock
Appreciation Right is exercised.
SECTION 15. General Provisions
15.1 Each award under the Plan shall be subject to the requirement that, if at any time the
Committee shall determine that (i) the listing, registration or qualification of the Common Stock
subject or related thereto upon any securities exchange or market or under any state or federal
law, or (ii) the consent or approval of any government regulatory body or (iii) an agreement by the
recipient of an award with respect to the disposition of Common Stock, is necessary or desirable in
order to satisfy any legal requirements, or (iv) the issuance, sale or delivery of any shares of
Common Stock is or may in the circumstances be unlawful under the laws or regulations of any
applicable jurisdiction, the right to exercise such Stock Option shall be suspended, such award
shall not be granted and such shares will not be issued, sold or delivered, in whole or in part,
unless such listing, registration, qualification, consent, approval or agreement shall have been
effected or obtained free of any conditions not acceptable to the Committee, and the Committee
determines that the issuance, sale or delivery of the shares is lawful. The application of this
Section shall not extend the term of any Stock Option or other award. The Company shall have no
obligation to effect any registration or qualification of the Common Stock under federal or state
laws or to compensate the award holder for any loss caused by the implementation of this Section
15.2 The Committee may provide, at the time of grant or by amendment with the award holders
consent, that an award and/or Common Stock acquired under the Plan shall be forfeited, including
after exercise or vesting, if within a specified period of time the award holder engages in any of
the conduct described below (Disqualifying Conduct). Disqualifying Conduct shall mean (i) the
award holders performance of service for a competitor of the Company and/or its Subsidiaries,
including service as an employee, director, or consultant, or the establishing by the award holder
of a business which competes with the Company and/or its Subsidiaries, (ii) the award holders
solicitation of employees or customers of the Company and/or its Subsidiaries (iii) the award
holders improper use or disclosure of confidential information of the Company and/or its
Subsidiaries or (iv) material misconduct by the award holder in the performance of such award
holders duties for the Company and/or its Subsidiaries, as determined by the Committee.
15.3 Nothing set forth in this Plan shall prevent the Board from adopting other or additional
15.4 Nothing in the Plan nor in any award hereunder shall confer upon any award holder any
right to continuation of his or her employment by or other Relationship with the Company or its
Subsidiaries, or interfere in any way with the rights of any such company to terminate such
employment or other Relationship.
15.5 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 Subsidiary
and an award recipient, and no award recipient will, by participation in the Plan, acquire any
right in any specific Company property, including any property the Company may set aside in
connection with the Plan. To the extent that any award recipient acquires a right to receive
payments from the Company or any Subsidiary pursuant to an award, such right shall not be greater
than the right of an unsecured general creditor of the Company or its Subsidiaries.
15.6 The Plan and all awards hereunder shall be governed by the laws of the State of Indiana
without giving effect to conflict of laws principles.
SECTION 16. Amendments and Termination
16.1 The Plan shall be of unlimited duration. The Board may discontinue the Plan at any time
and may amend it from time to time. No amendment or discontinuation of the Plan shall adversely
affect any award previously granted without the award holders written consent. Amendments may be
made without shareholder approval except as required to satisfy applicable laws or regulations or
the requirements of any stock exchange or market on which the Common Stock is listed or traded.
16.2 The Committee may amend the terms of any award prospectively or retroactively; provided,
however, that no amendment shall impair the rights of the award holder without his or her written
SECTION 17. Effective Date of Plan
17.1 The Plan is effective as of the date of the consummation of the transactions contemplated
by the Distribution Agreement.