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EXHIBIT 10.1

 

 

 

SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

 

 

2009 OFFICER STOCK OPTION PLAN

 

 

 

WITNESSETH this 2009 OFFICER STOCK OPTION PLAN dated as of the 14 th day of May, 2009, by SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. (“Corporation”), a West Virginia corporation:

 

1.             PURPOSE OF PLAN .  The purpose of this 2009 Officer Stock Option Plan (“Plan”) is to further the success of the Corporation and its subsidiaries by making stock of the Corporation available for purchase by officers of the Corporation or its subsidiaries through stock option grants.  The Plan provides an additional incentive to such officers to continue in the Corporation’s service and give them a greater interest as stockholders in the success of the Corporation.

 

2.             REFERENCE, CONSTRUCTION, AND DEFINITIONS .  Unless otherwise indicated, all references made in this Plan shall be to articles, sections and subsections of this Plan.  The provisions of the Plan are intended to satisfy the requirements of Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the requirements thereof, as now or hereafter construed, interpreted, and applied by regulations, rulings, and cases.  The Plan is also designated so that options granted hereunder intended to comply with the requirements for “performance-based” compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code may comply with such requirements.  The creation and implementation of the Plan shall not diminish or prejudice other compensation plans or programs approved from time to time by the Board.  This Plan shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the state of West Virginia.  The headings and subheadings in this Plan have been inserted for convenience of reference only and are to be ignored in construction of the provision of this Plan.  In the construction of this Plan, the masculine shall include the feminine and singular the plural, wherever appropriate.  The following terms shall have the meanings set forth opposite such terms:

 

(a)        “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Corporation.

 

(b)        “Business Day” means each Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday on which the Corporation’s Common Stock is available for purchase or sale.

 

(c)        “Change of Control” means (a) a report is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on Schedule 13D or Schedule 14D-1 (or any successor schedule, form or report), each as promulgated pursuant to the Exchange Act, disclosing that any “person”, as such term is used in Section 13(d) and Section 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act, other than the company or any company employee benefit plan, is or has become a beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding securities; (b) the Company files a report or proxy statement with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act disclosing in response to Item 1 of Form 8-K thereunder or Item 6(e) of Schedule 14A thereunder that a Change of Control of the Company has or may have occurred or will or may occur in the future pursuant to any then-existing contract or transaction; (c) the Company is merged or consolidated with another corporation and, as a result thereof, securities representing less than fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the surviving or resulting corporation’s securities (or of the securities of a parent corporation in case of a merger in which the surviving or resulting corporation becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the parent corporation) are owned in the aggregate by holders of the Company’s securities immediately prior to such merger or consolidation; (d) all or substantially all of the assets of the Company are sold in a single transaction or a series of related transactions to a single purchaser or a group of affiliated purchasers; or (e) during any period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months,

 

 

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         individuals who were Directors of the Company at the beginning of such period cease to constitute at least a majority of the Company’s board unless the election, or nomination for election by the Company’s shareholders, of more than one-half of any new Directors of the Company was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Directors of the Company then still in office who were Directors of the Company at the beginning of such twenty-four (24) month period, either actually or by prior operation of this clause (e).  A Change of Control shall not include any transaction described in the definition of Change of Control in connection with which the Corporation executes a letter of intent or similar agreement with another company within one year from the effective date of the Plan.  The date of a Change of Control shall be deemed to be the date of the earlier of the date of (i) consummation of the transaction involving the Change of Control, or (ii) the execution of a definitive agreement by the Corporation involving a transaction deemed to be a Change of Control

 

(d)        “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

 

(e)        “Committee” means the Committee of the Board appointed by the Board to administer the Plan as constituted from time to time in accordance with Section 4(a); provided, however, that if the Committee shall not be in existence, the term “Committee” shall mean the Board.

 

(f)        “Common Stock” means the common stock ($2.50 par value) of the Corporation.

 

(g)        “Corporation” means Summit Financial Group, Inc., a West Virginia banking corporation.

 

(h)        “Date of Grant” means the date on which an option is granted under the Plan.

 

(i)         “Effective Date” means the date on which the Plan is approved and adopted by the shareholders of the Corporation.

 

(j)        “Fair Market Value” means (i) if the Common Stock is listed on an established securities exchange, the value per share shall be based on the arithmetic mean of its closing prices reported on such exchange at the close of business for the last five (5) most recent Business Days on which the Common Stock traded prior to the date of grant; provided however, if the Common Stock did not trade for five (5) Business Days during the continuous thirty (30) day period immediately prior to the date of grant, then the Fair Market Value shall be the arithmetic mean of the closing prices reported on such exchange at the close of business for the Business Days on which the common stock traded during said thirty (30) day period or if the Common Stock did not trade during said thirty (30) day period, then the Fair Market Value shall equal the closing price reported on such exchange at the close of business on the last trading day before the date of the grant; (ii) if the Common Stock is not listed on any United States securities exchange but is traded on any formal over-the-counter quotation system which reports quotations from more than one broker or dealer in the United States, the value per share shall be based on the simple average of the closing prices reported on the last five (5) Business Days on which the Common Stock traded prior to the date of grant provided however, if the Common Stock did not trade for five (5) Business Days during a continuous thirty (30) day period immediately prior to the date of grant, then the Fair Market Value shall be the arithmetic mean of the closing prices reported on such exchange at the close of business for the Business Days on which the common stock traded during said thirty (30) day period or if the Common Stock did not trade during said thirty (30) day period, then the Fair Market Value shall equal the closing price reported on such exchange at the close of business on the last trading day before the date of the grant; or (iii) if the Common Stock

 

 

 

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             is not readily tradable on an established securities exchange, the value per share shall be based on a reasonable valuation method that conforms to the requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 409A. 

 

 

 

 (k)       “Non Qualified Stock Option” means an Option which is not of the type described in Section 422(b) or 423(b) of the Code.

 

(l)         “Option” means an option to purchase a share or shares of the Corporation’s par value Common Stock.

 

(m)       “Option Agreement” means the written agreement to be entered into by the Corporation and the Participant, as provided in Section 6 hereof.

 

(n)        “Participant” means any officer of the Corporation or its subsidiaries designated by the Committee and approved by the Board to receive a stock option grant pursuant to this Plan.

 

(o)        “Plan” means this 2009 Officer Stock Option Plan.

 

(p)        “Qualified Stock Option” means an Option which is of the type described in Section 422(b) of the Code.

 

(q)        “Retirement” shall mean termination of employment by the Participant (i) at the age of 65 or more, or (ii) after twenty-five years of service with the Corporation.

 

(r)        “Term” means the period during which a particular Option may be exercised in accordance with Section 9(b) hereof.

 

(s)        “Vest” or “Vesting” means the date, event, or act prior to which an Option, in whole or in part, is not exercisable, and as a consequence of which the Option, in whole or in part, becomes exercisable for the first time.

 

3.             STOCK SUBJECT TO PLAN .  Subject to the provisions of Sections 6, 7, 8 and 9, there shall be reserved for issuance or transfer upon the exercise of Options to be granted from time to time under the Plan an aggregate of three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) shares of Common Stock, which shares may be in whole or in part, as the Board shall from time to time determine, authorized and


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