the number of shares of our common stock authorized for issuance under the ESPP is five hundred thousand (500,000).
ESPP is administered by the Board of Directors through a committee appointed by the Board. The Board or its committee has full
and exclusive discretionary authority to construe, interpret and apply the terms of the plan, to determine eligibility and to
adjudicate all disputed claims filed under the plan. Every finding, decision and determination made by the Board or its committee
shall, to the full extent permitted by law, be final and binding upon all parties.
plan is implemented by consecutive, 3 month offering periods with a new offering period commencing on the first trading day of
each calendar quarter. The Board (or a committee of the Board) has the power to change the duration of offering periods (including
the commencement dates thereof) with respect to future offerings without stockholder approval if such change is announced prior
to the scheduled beginning of the first offering period to be affected thereafter.
the enrollment date of each offering period, each participant participating in such offering period will be granted an option
to purchase on the exercise date for such offering period up to a number of shares of the Company’s common stock determined
by dividing such participant’s payroll deductions accumulated prior to such exercise date and retained in the participant’s
account as of the exercise date by the applicable purchase price; provided, however, that in no event shall a participant be permitted
to purchase during any calendar year more than a number of shares determined by dividing $25,000 by the fair market value of a
share of the Company’s common stock on the exercise date or dates. The Board of Directors may, for future offering periods,
increase or decrease, in its absolute discretion, the maximum number of shares of the Company’s common stock a participant
may purchase during each purchase period of such offering period.
the time a participant files a subscription agreement with the Company to participate in the ESPP, he or she elects to have payroll
deductions made on each pay day during the offering period in an amount not exceeding 15% of the compensation such participant
receives on each pay day during the offering period. All payroll deductions made for a participant will be credited to his or
her account under the plan and will be withheld in whole percentages only. A participant may not make any additional payments
into such account. A participant may discontinue his or her participation in the plan effective with the first full payroll period
following 5 business days after the Company’s receipt of the withdrawal notice.
the time the option is exercised, in whole or in part, or at the time some or all of the Company’s common stock issued under
the plan is disposed of, the participant must make adequate provision for the Company’s federal, state, or other tax withholding
obligations, if any, which arise upon the exercise of the option or the disposition of the common stock. At any time, the Company
may, but is not obligated to, withhold from the participant’s compensation the amount necessary for the Company to meet
applicable withholding obligations, including any withholding required to make available to the Company any tax deductions or
benefits attributable to sale or early disposition of common stock by the participant.
purchase price per share at which shares of common stock are sold in an offering period under the ESPP cannot be less than 95%
of the fair market value per share on the purchase date (i.e., the last business date of the offering period). The “fair
market value” means, as of any given date, the closing sales price for such stock on the OTCQX Best Market for the last
market trading day prior to the date of determination.