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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 13, 2018

CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

 
 
 
001-31390
 
06-1195422
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

2400 Xenium Lane North
Plymouth, Minnesota 55441
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (763) 551-5000

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (Section 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Section 240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company o

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o



Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e)    Approval of 2018 Stock Incentive Plan
On June 13, 2018 at the Christopher & Banks Corporation's (the "Company") Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting"), the stockholders of the Company approved the Company's 2018 Stock Incentive Plan (the "2018 Stock Plan"), which provides for the issuance to employees or officers of the Company and its affiliates of up to (i) 3,000,000 million shares of the Company's common stock, and (ii) any shares of the Company's common stock subject to any outstanding award under the Company's 2014 Stock Plan that after June 13, 2018 are not purchased, are forfeited or are reacquired by the Company due to termination or cancellation of such award.
A copy of the 2018 Stock Plan is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. A more detailed description of the 2018 Stock Plan can be found in the Company's proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3, 2018.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
Approval of Company's amended and restated 2013 Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan.
On June 13, 2018 at the Company’s Annual Meeting, the stockholders of the Company approved the Company's amended and restated 2013 Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan (the “Directors’ Plan"), which included authorizing additional shares under the Directors’ Plan.
A copy of the Directors’ Plan is attached as Exhibit 10.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. A more detailed description of the Directors’ Plan can be found in the Company’s proxy statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 3, 2018.
Approval of Form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement.
Effective June 13, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") approved a form of Restricted Stock Award Agreement for use under the Directors' Plan (the “Award Agreement”).
A copy of the Award Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.3 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The description of the Award Agreement included in this Form 8-K is qualified in its entirety by reference to the attached Award Agreement.
Approval of Form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement for Use with Director Stock Deferrals Under the Director Deferred Stock Plan.
Effective June 13, 2018, the Board approved a form of Restricted Stock Unit Agreement (the "RSU Agreement") for use under the Company's Director Deferred Stock Plan.
A copy of the RSU Agreement is attached as Exhibit 10.4 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference. The description of the RSU Agreement included in this Form 8-K is qualified in its entirety by reference to the attached RSU Agreement.
Awards of Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units to Newly Elected Directors.
Following their election as directors at the Annual Meeting, four of the six Non-Employee Directors were issued, effective as of the close of business on June 13, 2018, a restricted stock award of 50,000 shares of the Company's common stock on the date of grant (the "Awards") and subject to forfeiture restrictions as provided in the Award Agreement.
One of the six Non-Employee Directors was issued, effective as of the close of business day on June 13, 2018, a grant of 50,000 restricted stock units (the "RSUs") on the date of grant and subject to forfeiture restrictions as provided in the RSU Agreement.

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The remaining Non-Employee Director, who is being separately compensated as a consultant, was not issued a grant of a restricted stock award.
The Award Agreement and RSU Agreement provide that the forfeiture restrictions will lapse as to all of the restricted shares or units on June 13, 2019 or, if earlier, the date of the Company's 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
The description of the Award Agreements is qualified in its entirety by reference to Award Agreements attached as Exhibits 10.3 and 10.4 to this Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)
Exhibits:
 
 
 
 
10.1
 
 
 
 
10.2
 
 
 
 
10.3
 
 
 
 
10.4


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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
 
CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date: June 18, 2018
By:
/s/ Luke R. Komarek
 
 
Luke R. Komarek
 
 
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
 
 
 
 
 
 


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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
EXHIBIT INDEX TO FORM 8-K

 
 
 
Date of Report:
 
Commission File No.:
June 13, 2018
 
001-31390


CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION


 
 
 
Exhibit Number
 
Description
 
 
 
10.1

 
 
 
 
10.2

 
 
 
 
10.3

 
 
 
 
10.4

 




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Exhibit

Exhibit 10.1
CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION 2018 STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN
Section 1.    Purpose

The purpose of the Plan is to further align the interests of officers and employees with those of the stockholders by providing incentive compensation opportunities tied to the performance of the Company and its Affiliates and by promoting increased ownership of Shares by those individuals. The Plan is also intended to advance the interests of the Company, its Affiliates and its stockholders by attracting, retaining, motivating and rewarding key personnel upon whose judgment, initiative and effort the successful operations and performance of the Company’s business is largely dependent.

Section 2.    Definitions

As used in the Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:

(a)Affiliate” shall mean (i) any entity that, directly or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, is controlled by the Company and (ii) any entity in which the Company has a significant equity interest, in each case as determined by the Committee.

(b)Award” shall mean any Option, Stock Appreciation Right, Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Unit, Dividend Equivalent or Other Stock‑Based Award granted under the Plan.

(c)Award Agreement” shall mean any written agreement, contract or other instrument or document evidencing an Award granted under the Plan (including a document in an electronic medium) executed in accordance with the requirements of Section 9(b).

(d)Board” shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.

(e)Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and any regulations promulgated thereunder.

(f)Committee” shall mean the Compensation Committee of the Board or such other committee designated by the Board to administer the Plan. The Committee shall be comprised of not less than such number of Directors as shall be required to permit Awards granted under the Plan to qualify under Rule 16b-3, and each member of the Committee shall be a “non‑employee director” within the meaning of Rule 16b-3.

(g)Change in Control” shall mean the consummation of one of the following events:

(A)the occurrence of an acquisition by an individual, entity or group (a “Person”) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d-3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) of a percentage of the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (but excluding (i) any acquisition directly from the Company (other than an acquisition by virtue of the exercise of a conversion privilege of a security that was not acquired directly from the Company), (ii) any acquisition by the Company or an Affiliate and (iii) any acquisition by an employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Company or any Affiliate) (an “Acquisition”) that is thirty percent (30%) or more of the Company's then outstanding voting securities;

(B)at any time during a period of two (2) consecutive years or less, individuals who, at the beginning of such period, constitute the Board (and any new directors whose election to the Board or nomination for election by the Company's stockholders was approved by a vote of

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at least two-thirds (2/3) of the directors then still in office who either were directors at the beginning of the period or whose election or nomination for election was so approved) cease, for any reason (except for death, disability or voluntary retirement), to constitute a majority thereof;

(C)the consummation of a merger, consolidation, reorganization or similar corporate transaction, whether or not the Company is the surviving company in such transaction, other than a merger, consolidation, or reorganization that would result in the Persons who are beneficial owners of the Company's voting securities outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to beneficially own, directly or indirectly, in substantially the same proportions, at least fifty percent (50%) of the combined voting power of the Company's voting securities (or the voting securities of the surviving entity) outstanding immediately after such merger, consolidation or reorganization;

(D)the sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company; or

(E)the approval by the stockholders of the Company of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company.

(h)Company” shall mean Christopher & Banks Corporation, and any successor corporation.

(i)Director” shall mean a member of the Board.

(j)Dividend Equivalent” shall mean any right granted under Section 6(d) of the Plan.

(k)Eligible Person” shall mean any employee, officer, consultant, independent contractor or advisor providing services to the Company or any Affiliate, or any person to whom an offer of employment or engagement with the Company or any Affiliate is extended, but excluding any person who is a non‑employee Director.

(l)Exchange Act” shall mean the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

(m)Fair Market Value” with respect to one Share as of any date shall mean (a) if the Share is listed on the New York Stock Exchange or any other established stock exchange, the price of one Share at the close of the regular trading session of such market or exchange on such date, as reported by The Wall Street Journal or a comparable reporting service, or, if no sale of Shares shall have occurred on such date, on the next preceding date on which there was a sale of Shares; (b) if the Shares are not so listed on the New York Stock Exchange or any other established stock exchange, the average of the closing “bid” and “asked” prices quoted by the OTC Bulletin Board, the National Quotation Bureau, or any comparable reporting service on such date or, if there are no quoted “bid” and “asked” prices on such date, on the next preceding date for which there are such quotes for a Share; or (c) if the Shares are not publicly traded as of such date, the per share value of a Share, as determined by the Board, or any duly authorized Committee of the Board, in its sole discretion, by applying principles of valuation with respect thereto.

(n)Incentive Stock Option” shall mean an option granted under Section 6(a) of the Plan that is intended to meet the requirements of Section 422 of the Code or any successor provision.

(o)Non-Qualified Stock Option” shall mean an option granted under Section 6(a) of the Plan that is not intended to be an Incentive Stock Option.

(p)Option” shall mean an Incentive Stock Option or a Non-Qualified Stock Option to purchase shares of the Company.

(q)Other Stock-Based Award” shall mean any right granted under Section 6(e) of the Plan.


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(r)Participant” shall mean an Eligible Person designated to be granted an Award under the Plan.

(s)Plan” shall mean the Christopher & Banks Corporation 2018 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time.

(t)Prior Stock Plan” shall mean the Christopher & Banks Corporation 2014 Stock Incentive Plan, as amended from time to time.

(u)Restricted Stock” shall mean any Share granted under Section 6(c) of the Plan.

(v)Restricted Stock Unit” shall mean any unit granted under Section 6(c) of the Plan evidencing the right to receive a Share (or a cash payment equal to the Fair Market Value of a Share) at some future date.

(w)Rule 16b-3” shall mean Rule 16b-3 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or any successor rule or regulation.

(x)“Section 409A” shall mean Section 409A of the Code, or any successor provision, and applicable Treasury Regulations and other applicable guidance thereunder.

(y)Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

(z)Shares” shall mean shares of common stock, $0.01 par value per share, of the Company or such other securities or property as may become subject to Awards pursuant to an adjustment made under Section 4(c) of the Plan.

(aa)“Specified Employee” shall mean a specified employee as defined in Section 409A(a)(2)(B) of the Code or applicable proposed or final regulations under Section 409A, determined in accordance with procedures established by the Company and applied uniformly with respect to all plans maintained by the Company that are subject to Section 409A.

(ab)Stock Appreciation Right” shall mean any right granted under Section 6(b) of the Plan.

Section 3.    Administration

(a)Power and Authority of the Committee. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. Subject to the express provisions of the Plan and to applicable law, the Committee shall have full power and authority to: (i) designate Participants; (ii) determine the type or types of Awards to be granted to each Participant under the Plan; (iii) determine the number of Shares to be covered by (or the method by which payments or other rights are to be calculated in connection with) each Award; (iv) determine the terms and conditions of any Award or Award Agreement, including any terms relating to the forfeiture of any Award and the forfeiture, recapture or disgorgement of any cash, Shares or other amounts payable with respect to any Award; (v) amend the terms and conditions of any Award or Award Agreement, subject to the limitations under Sections 6 and 7; (vi) accelerate the exercisability of any Award or the lapse of any restrictions relating to any Award, subject to the limitations under Sections 6 and 7, (vii) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances Awards may be exercised in cash, Shares, other securities, other Awards or other property (but excluding promissory notes), or cancelled, forfeited or suspended; (viii) determine whether, to what extent and under what circumstances amounts payable with respect to an Award under the Plan shall be deferred either automatically or at the election of the holder thereof or the Committee, subject to the requirements of Section 409A and Section 6(f)(ix); (ix) interpret and administer the Plan and any instrument or agreement, including an Award Agreement, relating to the Plan; (x) establish, amend, suspend or waive such rules and regulations and appoint such agents as it shall deem appropriate for the proper administration of the Plan; (xi) make any other

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determination and take any other action that the Committee deems necessary or desirable for the administration of the Plan; and (xii) adopt such modifications, rules, procedures and subplans as may be necessary or desirable to comply with provisions of the laws of non-U.S. jurisdictions in which the Company or an Affiliate may operate, including, without limitation, establishing any special rules for Affiliates, Eligible Persons or Participants located in any particular country, in order to meet the objectives of the Plan and to ensure the viability of the intended benefits of Awards granted to Participants located in such non‑United States jurisdictions. Unless otherwise expressly provided in the Plan, all designations, determinations, interpretations and other decisions under or with respect to the Plan or any Award or Award Agreement shall be within the sole discretion of the Committee, may be made at any time and shall be final, conclusive and binding upon any Participant, any holder or beneficiary of any Award or Award Agreement, and any employee of the Company or any Affiliate.

(b)Delegation. The Committee shall have the right, from time to time, to delegate to the Chief Executive Officer and/or one or more executive officers of the Company the authority of the Committee to grant and determine the terms and conditions of Awards granted under the Plan, subject to the requirements of Section 157(c) of the Delaware General Corporation Law (or any successor provision) and such other limitations as the Committee shall determine. In no event shall any such delegation of authority be permitted with respect to Awards to any members of the Board or to any Eligible Person who is subject to Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act. The Committee shall also be permitted to delegate, to any appropriate officer or employee of the Company, responsibility for performing certain ministerial functions under the Plan. In the event that the Committee’s authority is delegated to officers or employees in accordance with the foregoing, all provisions of the Plan relating to the Committee shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the foregoing by treating any such reference as a reference to such officer or employee for such purpose. Any action undertaken in accordance with the Committee’s delegation of authority hereunder shall have the same force and effect as if such action were undertaken directly by the Committee and shall be deemed for all purposes of the Plan to have been taken by the Committee.

(c)Power and Authority of the Board. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Board may, at any time and from time to time, without any further action of the Committee, exercise the powers and duties of the Committee under the Plan, unless the exercise of such powers and duties by the Board would cause the Plan not to comply with the requirements of Rule 16b-3 or applicable corporate law.

Section 4.    Shares Available for Awards

(a)Shares Available. Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 4(c) of the Plan, the aggregate number of Shares that may be issued under all Awards under the Plan shall equal:

(i)3,000,000 (the authorized net increase of Shares in connection with the adoption of the Plan), plus

(ii)any Shares subject to any outstanding award under the Prior Stock Plan that, after June 13, 2018, are not purchased or are forfeited or reacquired by the Company, or otherwise not delivered to the Participant due to termination or cancellation of such award, subject to the share counting provisions of Section 4(b) below. (On and after stockholder approval of this Plan, no awards shall be granted under the Prior Stock Plan, but all outstanding awards previously granted under the Prior Stock Plan shall remain outstanding and subject to the terms of the Prior Stock Plan.)

The aggregate number of Shares that may be issued under all Awards under the Plan shall be reduced by Shares subject to Awards issued under the Plan in accordance with the Share counting rules described in Section 4(b) below. When determining the recycled Shares from the Prior Stock Plan that are added to the aggregate reserve under paragraph (ii) above, the number of Shares added shall be determined in accordance with the Share counting rules described in Section 4(b) below (and not, for avoidance of doubt, in accordance with the share counting and fungibility ratio under the Prior Stock Plan).

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(b)Counting Shares. Except as set forth below in this Section 4(b), if an Award entitles the holder thereof to receive or purchase Shares, the number of Shares covered by such Award or to which such Award relates shall be counted on the date of grant of such Award against the aggregate number of Shares available for granting Awards under the Plan.

(i)    Shares Added Back to Reserve. Subject to the limitations in Section 4(b)(ii) below, if any Shares covered by an Award or to which an Award relates are not purchased or are forfeited or are reacquired by the Company, or if an Award otherwise terminates or is cancelled without delivery of any Shares, then the number of Shares counted against the aggregate number of Shares available under the Plan with respect to such Award, to the extent of any such forfeiture, reacquisition by the Company, termination or cancellation, shall again be available for granting Awards under the Plan.

(ii)    Shares Not Added Back to Reserve. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Section 4(b)(i) above, the following Shares will not again become available for issuance under the Plan: (A) any Shares which would have been issued upon any exercise of an Option but for the fact that the exercise price was paid by a “net exercise” pursuant to Section 6(a)(iii)(B) or any Shares tendered in payment of the exercise price of an Option; (B) any Shares withheld by the Company or Shares tendered to satisfy any tax withholding obligation with respect to an Award; (C) Shares covered by a stock-settled Stock Appreciation Right issued under the Plan that are not issued in connection with settlement in Shares upon exercise; or (D) Shares that are repurchased by the Company using Option exercise proceeds.

(iii)    Cash Only Awards. Awards that do not entitle the holder thereof to receive or purchase Shares shall not be counted against the aggregate number of Shares available for Awards under the Plan.

(iv)    Substitute Awards Relating to Acquired Entities. Shares issued under Awards granted in substitution for awards previously granted by an entity that is acquired by or merged with the Company or an Affiliate shall not be counted against the aggregate number of Shares available for Awards under the Plan.

(c)Adjustments. In the event that any dividend (other than a regular cash dividend) or other distribution (whether in the form of cash, Shares, other securities or other property), recapitalization, stock split, reverse stock split, reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, spin-off, combination, repurchase or exchange of Shares or other securities of the Company, issuance of warrants or other rights to purchase Shares or other securities of the Company or other similar corporate transaction or event affects the Shares such that an adjustment is necessary in order to prevent dilution or enlargement of the benefits or potential benefits intended to be made available under the Plan, then the Committee shall, in such manner as it may deem equitable, adjust any or all of (i) the number and type of Shares (or other securities or other property) that thereafter may be made the subject of Awards, (ii) the number and type of Shares (or other securities or other property) subject to outstanding Awards, (iii) the purchase price or exercise price with respect to any Award and (iv) the limitations contained in Section 4(d) below; provided, however, that the number of Shares covered by any Award or to which such Award relates shall always be rounded down to the nearest whole number. Such adjustment shall be made by the Committee or the Board, whose determination in that respect shall be final, binding and conclusive.

(d)Award Limitations Under the Plan. No Eligible Person who is an employee or officer may be granted any Award or Awards for more than 750,000 Shares (subject to adjustment as provided for in Section 4(c) of the Plan), in the aggregate in any calendar year. No Eligible Person who is a consultant, independent contractor or advisor may be granted any Award or Awards for more than 75,000 Shares (subject to adjustment as provided for in Section 4(c) of the Plan), in the aggregate in any calendar year.


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Section 5.    Eligibility

Any Eligible Person shall be eligible to be designated as a Participant. In determining which Eligible Persons shall receive an Award and the terms of any Award, the Committee may take into account the nature of the services rendered by the respective Eligible Persons, their present and potential contributions to the success of the Company or such other factors as the Committee, in its discretion, shall deem relevant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an Incentive Stock Option may only be granted to full-time or part-time employees (which term as used herein includes, without limitation, officers and Directors who are also employees), and an Incentive Stock Option shall not be granted to an employee of an Affiliate unless such Affiliate is also a “subsidiary corporation” of the Company within the meaning of Section 424(f) of the Code or any successor provision.

Section 6.    Awards

(a)    Options. The Committee is hereby authorized to grant Options to Eligible Persons with the following terms and conditions and with such additional terms and conditions not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan as the Committee shall determine:

(i)Exercise Price. The purchase price per Share purchasable under an Option shall be determined by the Committee and shall not be less than one-hundred (100%) of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant of such Option; provided, however, that the Committee may designate a purchase price below Fair Market Value on the date of grant if the Option is granted in substitution for a stock option previously granted by an entity that is acquired by or merged with the Company or an Affiliate.

(ii)Option Term. The term of each Option shall be fixed by the Committee at the time of grant but shall not be longer than ten (10) years from the date of grant.

(iii)Time and Method of Exercise. The Committee shall determine the time or times at which an Option may be exercised in whole or in part and the method or methods by which, and the form or forms, including, but not limited to, cash, Shares, other securities, other Awards or other property, or any combination thereof, having a Fair Market Value on the exercise date equal to the applicable exercise price, in which, payment of the exercise price with respect thereto may be made or deemed to have been made.

(A)Promissory Notes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may not accept a promissory note as consideration.

(B)Net Exercises. The Committee may, in its discretion, permit an Option to be exercised by delivering to the Participant a number of Shares having an aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the date of exercise) equal to the excess, if any, of the Fair Market Value of the Shares underlying the Option being exercised, on the date of exercise, over the exercise price of the Option for such Shares.

(iv)Incentive Stock Options. Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, the following additional provisions shall apply to the grant of stock options which are intended to qualify as Incentive Stock Options:

(A)The Committee will not grant Incentive Stock Options in which the aggregate Fair Market Value (determined as of the time the Option is granted) of the Shares with respect to which Incentive Stock Options are exercisable for the first time by any Participant during any calendar year (under this Plan and all other plans of the Company and its Affiliates) shall exceed $100,000.

(B)All Incentive Stock Options must be granted within ten (10) years from the earlier of the date on which this Plan was adopted by the Board or the date this Plan was approved by the stockholders of the Company.

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(C)Unless sooner exercised, all Incentive Stock Options shall expire and no longer be exercisable no later than ten (10) years after the date of grant; provided, however, that in the case of a grant of an Incentive Stock Option to a Participant who, at the time such Option is granted, owns (within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code) stock possessing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or of its Affiliates, such Incentive Stock Option shall expire and no longer be exercisable no later than five (5) years from the date of grant.

(D)The purchase price per Share for an Incentive Stock Option shall be not less than one-hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant of the Incentive Stock Option; provided, however, that, in the case of the grant of an Incentive Stock Option to a Participant who, at the time such Option is granted, owns (within the meaning of Section 422 of the Code) stock possessing more than ten percent (10%) of the total combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company or of its Affiliates, the purchase price per Share purchasable under an Incentive Stock Option shall be not less than one-hundred ten percent (110%) of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant of the Incentive Stock Option.

(E)Any Incentive Stock Option authorized under the Plan shall contain such other provisions as the Committee shall deem advisable, but shall in all events be consistent with and contain all provisions required in order to qualify the Option as an Incentive Stock Option.

(b)    Stock Appreciation Rights. The Committee is hereby authorized to grant Stock Appreciation Rights to Eligible Persons subject to the terms of the Plan and any applicable Award Agreement. A Stock Appreciation Right granted under the Plan shall confer on the holder thereof a right to receive upon exercise thereof the excess of (i) the Fair Market Value of one Share on the date of exercise over (ii) the grant price of the Stock Appreciation Right as specified by the Committee, which price shall not be less than one-hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value of one Share on the date of grant of the Stock Appreciation Right; provided, however, that the Committee may designate a grant price below Fair Market Value on the date of grant if the Stock Appreciation Right is granted in substitution for a stock appreciation right previously granted by an entity that is acquired by or merged with the Company or an Affiliate. Subject to the terms of the Plan and any applicable Award Agreement, the grant price, term, methods of exercise, dates of exercise, methods of settlement and any other terms and conditions of any Stock Appreciation Right shall be as determined by the Committee (except that the term of each Stock Appreciation Right shall be subject to the term limitation in Section 6(a)(ii) applicable to Options). The Committee may impose such conditions or restrictions on the exercise of any Stock Appreciation Right as it may deem appropriate.

(c)    Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units. The Committee is hereby authorized to grant an Award of Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units to Eligible Persons with the following terms and conditions and with such additional terms and conditions not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan as the Committee shall determine:

(i)Restrictions. Shares of Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units shall be subject to such restrictions as the Committee may impose (including, without limitation, any limitation on the right to vote a Share of Restricted Stock or the right to receive any dividend or other right or property with respect thereto), which restrictions may lapse separately or in combination at such time or times, in such installments or otherwise as the Committee may deem appropriate. For purposes of clarity and without limiting the Committee’s general authority under Section 3(a), vesting of such Awards may, at the Committee’s discretion, be conditioned upon the Participant’s completion of a minimum period of service with the Company or an Affiliate, or upon the achievement of one or more performance goals established by the Committee, or upon any combination of service-based and performance-based conditions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, rights to dividend or Dividend Equivalent payments shall be subject to the limitations described in Section 6(d).


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(ii)Issuance and Delivery of Shares. Any Restricted Stock granted under the Plan shall be issued at the time such Awards are granted and may be evidenced in such manner as the Committee may deem appropriate, including book‑entry registration or issuance of a stock certificate or certificates, which certificate or certificates shall be held by the Company or held in nominee name by the stock transfer agent or brokerage service selected by the Company to provide such services for the Plan. Such certificate or certificates shall be registered in the name of the Participant and shall bear an appropriate legend referring to the restrictions applicable to such Restricted Stock. Shares representing Restricted Stock that are no longer subject to restrictions shall be delivered (including by updating the book‑entry registration) to the Participant promptly after the applicable restrictions lapse or are waived. In the case of Restricted Stock Units, no Shares shall be issued at the time such Awards are granted. Upon the lapse or waiver of restrictions and the restricted period relating to Restricted Stock Units evidencing the right to receive Shares, such Shares shall be issued and delivered to the holder of the Restricted Stock Units.

(d)    Dividend Equivalents. The Committee is hereby authorized to grant Dividend Equivalents to Eligible Persons under which the Participant shall be entitled to receive payments (in cash, Shares, other securities, other Awards or other property as determined in the discretion of the Committee) equivalent to the amount of cash dividends paid by the Company to holders of Shares with respect to a number of Shares determined by the Committee. Subject to the terms of the Plan and any applicable Award Agreement, such Dividend Equivalents may have such terms and conditions as the Committee shall determine. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) the Committee may not grant Dividend Equivalents to Eligible Persons in connection with grants of Options, Stock Appreciation Rights or other Awards the value of which is based solely on an increase in the value of the Shares after the grant of such Award, and (ii) dividend and Dividend Equivalent amounts with respect to any Share underlying an Award may be accrued but not paid to a Participant until all conditions or restrictions relating to such Share have been satisfied or lapsed.

(e)    Other Stock-Based Awards. The Committee is hereby authorized to grant to Eligible Persons such other Awards that are denominated or payable in, valued in whole or in part by reference to, or otherwise based on or related to, Shares (including, without limitation, securities convertible into Shares), as are deemed by the Committee to be consistent with the purpose of the Plan. The Committee shall determine the terms and conditions of such Awards, subject to the terms of the Plan and any applicable Award Agreement. No Award issued under this Section 6(e) shall contain a purchase right or an option like exercise feature.

(f)    General.

(i)Consideration for Awards. Awards may be granted for no cash consideration or for any cash or other consideration as may be determined by the Committee or required by applicable law.

(ii)Awards May Be Granted Separately or Together. Awards may, in the discretion of the Committee, be granted either alone or in addition to, in tandem with or in substitution for any other Award or any award granted under any other plan of the Company or any Affiliate. Awards granted in addition to or in tandem with other Awards or in addition to or in tandem with awards granted under any other plan of the Company or any Affiliate may be granted either at the same time as or at a different time from the grant of such other Awards or awards.

(iii)Forms of Payment under Awards. Subject to the terms of the Plan and of any applicable Award Agreement, payments or transfers to be made by the Company or an Affiliate upon the grant, exercise or payment of an Award may be made in such form or forms as the Committee shall determine (including, without limitation, cash, Shares, other securities (but excluding promissory notes), other Awards or other property or any combination thereof), and may be made in a single payment or transfer, in installments or on a deferred basis, in each case in accordance with rules and procedures established by the Committee.


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(iv)Term of Awards. Subject to Section 6(a)(iv)(C), the term of each Award shall be for a period not to exceed ten (10) years from the date of grant.

(v)Limits on Transfer of Awards. Except as otherwise provided by the Committee in its discretion and subject to such additional terms and conditions as it determines, no Award (other than fully vested and unrestricted Shares issued pursuant to any Award) and no right under any such Award shall be transferable by a Participant other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, and no Award (other than fully vested and unrestricted Shares issued pursuant to any Award) or right under any such Award may be pledged, alienated, attached or otherwise encumbered, and any purported pledge, alienation, attachment or encumbrance thereof shall be void and unenforceable against the Company or any Affiliate. If the Committee does permit the transfer of an Award other than a fully vested and unrestricted Share, such transfer shall be for no value and in accordance with the rules of Form S-8. The Committee may also establish procedures as it deems appropriate for a Participant to designate a person or persons, as beneficiary or beneficiaries, to exercise the rights of the Participant and receive any property distributable with respect to any Award in the event of the Participant’s death.

(vi)Restrictions; Securities Exchange Listing. All Shares or other securities delivered under the Plan pursuant to any Award or the exercise thereof shall be subject to such restrictions as the Committee may deem advisable under the Plan, applicable federal or state securities laws and regulatory requirements, and the Committee may cause appropriate entries to be made with respect to, or legends to be placed on the certificates for, such Shares or other securities to reflect such restrictions. The Company shall not be required to deliver any Shares or other securities covered by an Award unless and until the requirements of any federal or state securities or other laws, rules or regulations (including the rules of any securities exchange) as may be determined by the Company to be applicable are satisfied.

(vii)Prohibition on Option and Stock Appreciation Right Repricing. Except as provided in Section 4(c) hereof, the Committee may not, without prior approval of the Company’s stockholders, seek to effect any repricing of any previously granted, “underwater” Option or Stock Appreciation Right by: (i) amending or modifying the terms of the Option or Stock Appreciation Right to lower the exercise price; (ii) canceling the underwater Option or Stock Appreciation Right and granting either (A) replacement Options or Stock Appreciation Rights having a lower exercise price; or (B) Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units or Other Stock‑Based Award in exchange; or (iii) cancelling or repurchasing the underwater Option or Stock Appreciation Right for cash or other securities. An Option or Stock Appreciation Right will be deemed to be “underwater” at any time when the Fair Market Value of the Shares covered by such Option or Stock Appreciation Right is less than the exercise price.

(viii)Acceleration of Vesting or Exercisability. No Award Agreement shall provide the Committee the discretion to accelerate the exercisability of any Award or the lapse of restrictions relating to any Award, except on account of the Participant’s death or disability. In addition, no Award Agreement shall, by operation of its terms, accelerate the exercisability of any Award or the lapse of restrictions relating to any Award in connection with a Change in Control unless such acceleration occurs upon the consummation of (or effective immediately prior to the consummation of, provided that the consummation subsequently occurs) the Change in Control.

(ix)Section 409A Provisions. Notwithstanding anything in the Plan or any Award Agreement to the contrary, to the extent that any amount or benefit that constitutes “deferred compensation” to a Participant under Section 409A and applicable guidance thereunder is otherwise payable or distributable to a Participant under the Plan or any Award Agreement solely by reason of the occurrence of a change-in-control or due to the Participant’s disability or “separation from service” (as such term is defined under Section 409A), such amount or benefit will not be payable or distributable to the Participant by reason of such circumstance unless the Committee determines in good faith that (i) the circumstances giving rise to such change in control, disability or separation from service meet the definition of a change in control event, disability, or separation from service, as the case may be, in Section 409A(a)(2)(A) of the Code and applicable proposed or final regulations, or (ii) the payment or

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distribution of such amount or benefit would be exempt from the application of Section 409A by reason of the short-term deferral exemption or otherwise. Any payment or distribution that otherwise would be made to a Participant who is a Specified Employee (as determined by the Committee in good faith) on account of separation from service may not be made before the date which is six (6) months after the date of the Specified Employee’s separation from service (or if earlier, upon the Specified Employee’s death) unless the payment or distribution is exempt from the application of Section 409A by reason of the short‑term deferral exemption or otherwise.

Section 7.    Amendment and Termination; Corrections

(a)Amendments to the Plan and Awards. The Board may from time to time amend, suspend or terminate this Plan, and the Committee may amend the terms of any previously granted Award, provided that no amendment to the terms of any previously granted Award may (except as expressly provided in the Plan) adversely alter or impair the terms or conditions of the Award previously granted to a Participant under this Plan without the written consent of the Participant or holder thereof. Any amendment to this Plan, or to the terms of any Award previously granted, is subject to compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies of any applicable governmental entity or securities exchange, including receipt of any required approval from the governmental entity or stock exchange. For greater certainty and without limiting the foregoing, the Board may amend, suspend, terminate or discontinue the Plan, and the Committee may amend or alter any previously granted Award, as applicable, without obtaining the approval of stockholders of the Company in order to:

(i)amend the eligibility for, and limitations or conditions imposed upon, participation in the Plan;

(ii)amend any terms relating to the granting or exercise of Awards, including but not limited to terms relating to the amount and payment of the exercise price, or the vesting, expiry, assignment or adjustment of Awards, or, subject to the limitations in Section 6(f)(viii), otherwise waive any conditions of or rights of the Company under any outstanding Award, prospectively or retroactively;

(iii)make changes that are necessary or desirable to comply with applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies of any applicable governmental entity or stock exchange (including amendments to Awards necessary or desirable to maximize any available tax deduction or to avoid any adverse tax results, and no action taken to comply with such tax provision shall be deemed to impair or otherwise adversely alter or impair the rights of any holder of an Award or beneficiary thereof); or

(iv)amend any terms relating to the administration of the Plan, including the terms of any administrative guidelines or other rules related to the Plan.

For greater certainty, prior approval of the stockholders of the Company shall be required for any amendment to the Plan or an Award that would:

(v)require stockholder approval under the rules or regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange or any other securities exchange that are applicable to the Company;

(vi)increase the number of shares authorized under the Plan as specified in Section 4(a) of the Plan;

(vii)permit repricing of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights, which is currently prohibited by Section 6(f)(vii) of the Plan;


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(viii)permit the award of Options or Stock Appreciation Rights at a price less than one‑hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value of a Share on the date of grant of such Option or Stock Appreciation Right, contrary to the provisions of Section 6(a)(i) and Section 6(b) of the Plan;

(ix)increase the maximum term permitted for Options and Stock Appreciation Rights as specified in Section 6(a)(ii) and Section 6(b);

(x)increase the number of shares subject to the limitations contained in Section 4(d) of the Plan; or
(xi)expand the discretionary authority of the Committee under Section 6(f)(viii).

(b)Corporate Transactions. In the event of any reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, spin-off, combination, plan of arrangement, take-over bid or tender offer, repurchase or exchange of Shares or other securities of the Company or any other similar corporate transaction or event involving the Company (or the Company shall enter into a written agreement to undergo such a transaction or event), the Committee or the Board may, in its sole discretion but subject to the limitations in Section 6(f)(viii), provide for any of the following to be effective upon the consummation of the event (or effective immediately prior to the consummation of the event, provided that the consummation of the event subsequently occurs), and no action taken under this Section 7(b) shall be deemed to impair or otherwise adversely alter or impair the rights of any holder of an Award or beneficiary thereof:

(i)either (A) termination of any Award, whether or not vested, in exchange for an amount of cash and/or other property, if any, equal to the amount that would have been attained upon the exercise of the Award or realization of the Participant’s rights (and, for the avoidance of doubt, if, as of the date of the occurrence of the transaction or event described in this Section 7(b)(i)(A), the Committee or the Board determines in good faith that no amount would have been attained upon the exercise of the Award or realization of the Participant’s rights, then the Award may be terminated by the Company without any payment) or (B) the replacement of the Award with other rights or property selected by the Committee or the Board, in its sole discretion;

(ii)that the Award be assumed by the successor or survivor corporation, or a parent or subsidiary thereof, or shall be substituted for by similar options, rights or awards covering the stock of the successor or survivor corporation, or a parent or subsidiary thereof, with appropriate adjustments as to the number and kind of shares and prices;

(iii)that the Award shall be exercisable or payable or fully vested with respect to all Shares covered thereby, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in the applicable Award Agreement; or

(iv)that the Award cannot vest, be exercised or become payable after a date certain in the future, which may be the effective date of the event.

(c)Correction of Defects, Omissions and Inconsistencies. The Committee may, without prior approval of the stockholders of the Company, correct any defect, supply any omission or reconcile any inconsistency in the Plan or in any Award or Award Agreement in the manner and to the extent it shall deem desirable to implement or maintain the effectiveness of the Plan.

Section 8.    Income Tax Withholding

In order to comply with all applicable federal, state, local or foreign income tax laws or regulations, the Company may take such action as it deems appropriate to ensure that all applicable federal, state, local or foreign payroll, withholding, income or other taxes, which are the sole and absolute responsibility of a Participant, are withheld or collected from such Participant. In order to assist a Participant in paying all or a portion of the applicable taxes to be withheld or collected upon exercise or receipt of (or the lapse of restrictions relating to) an Award, the Committee, in its discretion and subject to such additional terms and conditions as it may adopt, may

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permit the Participant to satisfy such tax obligation by (a) electing to have the Company withhold a portion of the Shares otherwise to be delivered upon exercise or receipt of (or the lapse of restrictions relating to) such Award with a Fair Market Value equal to the amount of such taxes (subject to any limitations required by ASC Topic 718 to avoid adverse accounting treatment) or (b) delivering to the Company Shares other than Shares issuable upon exercise or receipt of (or the lapse of restrictions relating to) such Award with a Fair Market Value equal to the amount of such taxes. The election, if any, must be made on or before the date that the amount of tax to be withheld is determined.

Section 9.    General Provisions

(a)No Rights to Awards. No Eligible Person, Participant or other person shall have any claim to be granted any Award under the Plan, and there is no obligation for uniformity of treatment of Eligible Persons, Participants or holders or beneficiaries of Awards under the Plan. The terms and conditions of Awards need not be the same with respect to any Participant or with respect to different Participants.

(b)Award Agreements. No Participant shall have rights under an Award granted to such Participant unless and until an Award Agreement shall have been signed by the Participant (if requested by the Company), or until such Award Agreement is delivered and accepted through an electronic medium in accordance with procedures established by the Company. Each Award will be evidenced by an Award Agreement signed by the Participant and a representative of the Company unless the Committee expressly provides otherwise. Each Award Agreement shall be subject to the applicable terms and conditions of the Plan and any other terms and conditions (not inconsistent with the Plan) determined by the Committee.

(c)Plan Provisions Control. In the event that any provision of an Award Agreement conflicts with or is inconsistent in any respect with the terms of the Plan as set forth herein or subsequently amended, the terms of the Plan shall control.

(d)No Rights of Stockholders. Except with respect to Shares issued under Awards (and subject to such conditions as the Committee may impose on such Awards pursuant to Section 6(c)(i) or Section 6(d)), neither a Participant nor the Participant’s legal representative shall be, or have any of the rights and privileges of, a stockholder of the Company with respect to any Shares issuable upon the exercise or payment of any Award, in whole or in part, unless and until such Shares have been issued.

(e)No Limit on Other Compensation Arrangements. Nothing contained in the Plan shall prevent the Company or any Affiliate from adopting or continuing in effect other or additional compensation plans or arrangements, and such plans or arrangements may be either generally applicable or applicable only in specific cases.

(f)No Right to Employment. The grant of an Award shall not be construed as giving a Participant the right to be retained as an employee of the Company or any Affiliate, nor will it affect in any way the right of the Company or an Affiliate to terminate a Participant’s employment at any time, with or without cause, in accordance with applicable law. In addition, the Company or an Affiliate may at any time dismiss a Participant from employment free from any liability or any claim under the Plan or any Award, unless otherwise expressly provided in the Plan or in any Award Agreement. Nothing in this Plan shall confer on any person any legal or equitable right against the Company or any Affiliate, directly or indirectly, or give rise to any cause of action at law or in equity against the Company or an Affiliate. Under no circumstances shall any person ceasing to be an employee of the Company or any Affiliate be entitled to any compensation for any loss of any right or benefit under the Plan which such employee might otherwise have enjoyed but for termination of employment, whether such compensation is claimed by way of damages for wrongful or unfair dismissal, breach of contract or otherwise. By participating in the Plan, each Participant shall be deemed to have accepted all the conditions of the Plan and the terms and conditions of any rules and regulations adopted by the Committee and shall be fully bound thereby.


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(g)Governing Law. The internal law, and not the law of conflicts, of the State of Delaware shall govern all questions concerning the validity, construction and effect of the Plan or any Award, and any rules and regulations relating to the Plan or any Award.

(h)Severability. If any provision of the Plan or any Award is or becomes or is deemed to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction or would disqualify the Plan or any Award under any law deemed applicable by the Committee, such provision shall be construed or deemed amended to conform to applicable laws, or if it cannot be so construed or deemed amended without, in the determination of the Committee, materially altering the purpose or intent of the Plan or the Award, such provision shall be stricken as to such jurisdiction or Award, and the remainder of the Plan or any such Award shall remain in full force and effect.

(i)No Trust or Fund Created. 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 any Affiliate and a Participant or any other person. To the extent that any person acquires a right to receive payments from the Company or any Affiliate pursuant to an Award, such right shall be no greater than the right of any unsecured general creditor of the Company or any Affiliate.

(j)Other Benefits. No compensation or benefit awarded to or realized by any Participant under the Plan shall be included for the purpose of computing such Participant’s compensation or benefits under any pension, retirement, savings, profit sharing, group insurance, disability, severance, termination pay, welfare or other benefit plan of the Company, unless required by law or otherwise provided by such other plan.

(k)No Fractional Shares. No fractional Shares shall be issued or delivered pursuant to the Plan or any Award, and unless an Award Agreement expressly provides otherwise, all fractional Shares and any rights thereto shall be cancelled, terminated and otherwise eliminated without consideration.

(l)Headings. Headings are given to the sections and subsections of the Plan solely as a convenience to facilitate reference. Such headings shall not be deemed in any way material or relevant to the construction or interpretation of the Plan or any provision thereof.

Section 10.    Clawback or Recoupment

All awards under this Plan shall be subject to forfeiture or other penalties pursuant to the Christopher & Banks Recoupment Policy, as amended from time to time, and such forfeiture and/or penalty conditions or provisions as determined by the Committee.

Section 11.    Effective Date of the Plan

The Plan was adopted by the Board on April 26, 2018. The Plan shall be subject to approval by the stockholders of the Company at the annual meeting of stockholders of the Company to be held on June 13, 2018, and the Plan shall be effective as of the date of such stockholder approval. On and after stockholder approval of the Plan, no awards shall be granted under the Prior Stock Plan, but all outstanding awards previously granted under the Prior Stock Plan shall remain outstanding and subject to the terms of the Prior Stock Plan.

Section 12.    Term of the Plan

No Award shall be granted under the Plan, and the Plan shall terminate, on April 26, 2028 or any earlier date of discontinuation or termination established pursuant to Section 7(a) of the Plan. Unless otherwise expressly provided in the Plan or in an applicable Award Agreement, any Award theretofore granted may extend beyond such dates, and the authority of the Committee provided for hereunder with respect to the Plan and any Awards, and the authority of the Board to amend the Plan, shall extend beyond the termination of the Plan.


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Exhibit

Exhibit 10.2


CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
2013 DIRECTORS’ EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
AS AMENDED AND RESTATED (2018)

SECTION 1.
PURPOSE

Christopher & Banks Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), has adopted and maintains the Christopher & Banks Corporation 2013 Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan (the “Plan”). The purpose of the Plan is to promote the long-term growth and financial success of the Company by aiding in attracting, motivating and retaining experienced and highly qualified individuals for service as non‑employee directors on the Company’s Board of Directors. The Plan is intended to assist in promoting a stronger alignment of interest between the Company’s non-employee directors and its stockholders. The Plan is hereby amended and restated as of April 26, 2018.

SECTION 2.
DEFINITIONS

As used in the Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated below:

Affiliate(s)” shall mean a Parent or Subsidiary of the Company.

Annual Grant” shall have the meaning given in Section 5(a).

Award” shall mean any grant of an Option, a Restricted Stock Award or a Restricted Stock Unit Award.

Award Agreement” shall mean the agreement or agreements, in such form as is approved by the Board or Committee, between the Company and an Eligible Director pursuant to which an Award is granted and which specifies the terms and conditions of that Award, which terms may vary from Award to Award.

Board” shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.

Change in Control” shall mean the consummation of one or more of the following events:

(a)    the occurrence of an acquisition by an individual, entity or group (a “Person”) of beneficial ownership (within the meaning of Rule 13d‑3 promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) of a percentage of the combined voting power of the then outstanding voting securities of the Company entitled to vote generally in the election of directors (but excluding (i) any acquisition directly from the Company (other than an acquisition by virtue of the exercise of a conversion privilege of a security that was not acquired directly from the Company), (ii) any acquisition by the Company or an Affiliate and (iii) any acquisition by an employee benefit plan (or related trust) sponsored or maintained by the Company or any Affiliate) (an “Acquisition”) that is thirty percent (30%) or more of the Company’s then outstanding voting securities;

(b)    at any time during a period of two (2) consecutive years or less, individuals who, at the beginning of such period, constitute the Board (and any new directors whose election to the Board or nomination for election by the Company’s stockholders was approved by a vote of at least two‑thirds (2/3) of the directors then still in office who either were directors at the beginning of the period or whose election or nomination for election was so approved) cease, for any reason (except for death, disability or voluntary retirement), to constitute a majority thereof;

(c)    the consummation of a merger, consolidation, reorganization or similar corporate transaction, whether or not the Company is the surviving company in such transaction, other than a merger, consolidation, or reorganization that would result in the Persons who are beneficial owners of the Company’s voting securities outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to beneficially own, directly or indirectly, in substantially the same proportions, at least fifty percent (50%) of

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the combined voting power of the Company’s voting securities (or the voting securities of the surviving entity) outstanding immediately after such merger, consolidation or reorganization;

(d)    the sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company; or

(e)    the approval by the stockholders of the Company of a complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company.

Committee” shall mean a committee of two or more directors of the Board who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Board, and which shall be authorized by the Board to administer the terms and conditions of the Plan. Each of the members of the Committee shall be an Eligible Director.

Common Stock” shall mean the authorized and issuable common stock, par value $0.01 per share, of the Company.

Discretionary Grants” shall have the meaning given in Section 5(b).

Eligible Director” and “Eligible Directors” shall mean only those members of the Board who are not officers or employees of the Company or any Affiliate of the Company.

Fair Market Value” of one share of Common Stock as of any date shall mean (a) if the Common Stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange or any other established stock exchange, the price of one share of Common Stock at the close of the regular trading session of such market or exchange on such date, as reported by The Wall Street Journal or a comparable reporting service, or, if no sale of shares of Common Stock shall have occurred on such date, on the next preceding date on which there was a sale of shares of Common Stock; (b) if the Common Stock is not so listed on the New York Stock Exchange or any other established stock exchange, the average of the closing “bid” and “asked” prices quoted by the OTC Bulletin Board, the National Quotation Bureau, or any comparable reporting service on such date or, if there are no quoted “bid” and “asked” prices on such date, on the next preceding date for which there are such quotes for a share of Common Stock; or (c) if the Common Stock is not publicly traded as of such date, the per share value of the Common Stock, as determined by the Board, or any duly authorized Committee of the Board, in its sole discretion, by applying principles of valuation with respect thereto.

The “Internal Revenue Code” or “Code” shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time.

Option” shall mean a nonqualified stock option granted pursuant to the Plan.

Parent” shall mean any corporation which owns, directly or indirectly, fifty percent (50%) or more of the total voting power of the Company’s Common Stock.

Participant” shall mean an Eligible Director who has been granted an Award.

Plan” shall have the meaning set forth in Section 1.

Restricted Stock Award” or “Restricted Stock Unit Award” shall mean any grant of restricted shares of Common Stock or the grant of any restricted stock units pursuant to the Plan.

Section 409A” shall mean Section 409A of the Code, as amended from time to time, and the rules, regulations and guidance thereunder (or any successor provision thereto) issued from time to time.

Securities Act” shall mean the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Subsidiary” shall mean any corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other legal entity of which fifty percent (50%) or more of the total voting power of such entity’s outstanding equity is owned, directly or indirectly, by the Company.



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SECTION 3.
ADMINISTRATION

The Plan shall be administered by the Board, or a duly constituted and authorized Committee thereof. In the event the Board appoints a Committee as provided hereunder, any action of the Committee with respect to the administration of the Plan shall be taken pursuant to a majority vote of the Committee members at a duly called meeting or pursuant to the written resolution of all Committee members.

SECTION 4.
SHARES AVAILABLE FOR ISSUANCE

(a)    Shares Available. The shares of stock issuable under this Plan shall consist of authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock. One Million Five Hundred Thousand (1,500,000) shares of Common Stock shall be reserved and available for Awards under the Plan; provided, however, that the total number of shares of Common Stock reserved for Awards under this Plan shall be subject to adjustment as provided in Section 8(a) of the Plan.

(b)    Share Counting. Except as set forth in this Section 4(b) below, if an Award entitles the holder thereof to receive or purchase shares of Common Stock, the number of shares of Common Stock covered by such Award or to which such Award relates shall be counted on the date of grant of such Award against the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock available for granting Awards under the Plan.

(i)    Shares Added Back to Reserve. Subject to the limitations in (ii) below, if any shares of Common Stock covered by an Award or to which an Award relates are not purchased or are forfeited or are reacquired by the Company, or if an Award otherwise terminates or is cancelled without delivery of any shares of Common Stock, then the number of shares counted against the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock available under the Plan with respect to such Award, to the extent of any such forfeiture, reacquisition by the Company, termination or cancellation, shall again be available for granting Awards under the Plan.

(ii)    Shares Not Added Back to Reserve. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in (i) above, the following shares of Common Stock will not again become available for issuance under the Plan: (A) any shares which would have been issued upon any exercise of an Option but for the fact that the exercise price was paid by a “net exercise” or any shares tendered in payment of the exercise price of an Option; (B) any shares withheld by the Company or shares tendered to satisfy any tax withholding obligation with respect to an Award; or (C) shares that are repurchased by the Company using Option exercise proceeds.

(c)    Limits on Awards in any Calendar Year. The maximum number of shares of Common Stock subject to all Awards, in the aggregate, granted to any Eligible Director in any calendar year (including shares issuable upon exercise or vesting of such Award) in the aggregate shall not exceed 50,000 shares, and the maximum aggregate Fair Market Value of Awards (based on the Fair Market Value on the date of grant which, for purposes of valuing Options, shall mean the relevant Black‑Scholes value on such date) issued to any one Eligible Director in any calendar year shall not exceed $100,000 in the aggregate. Notwithstanding the above limitations in this Section 4(c), the maximum number of shares of Common Stock subject to all Awards, in the aggregate, granted to the Chair of the Board, who must also be an Eligible Director to receive an Award, (“Chair”) in any calendar year (including shares issuable upon exercise or vesting of such Award) shall not exceed 75,000 shares, and the maximum aggregate Fair Market Value of Awards (based on the Fair Market Value on the date of grant which, for purposes of valuing Options, shall mean the relevant Black‑Scholes value on such date) issued to the Chair in any calendar year shall not exceed $150,000 in the aggregate.

SECTION 5.
AWARDS

(a)    Annual Grant. Each year following the close of business on the date of the Company’s annual stockholders meeting (the “Meeting”) and the adjournment of the Meeting, unless the Board determines otherwise, each individual elected, re‑elected or continuing as an Eligible Director automatically will receive, in consideration for service as a director, an Award (whether in the form of an Option, shares of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units, or some combination

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thereof) having the number of shares of Common Stock as determined by the Board or Committee, subject to Section 4(c) hereof (the “Annual Grant”).

(b)    Discretionary Grants. An Eligible Director may be granted one or more Awards under the Plan (the “Discretionary Grants”) in addition to the Annual Grant(s), including, but not limited to, a pro rata Annual Grant in connection with such Eligible Director’s initial election or appointment to the Board. Discretionary Grants will be subject to such terms and conditions, consistent with the other provisions of the Plan, as may be determined by the Board or Committee in its sole discretion.

(c)    Vesting of Awards. The Committee may impose such restrictions or conditions, not inconsistent with the provisions of the Plan, to the vesting of such Awards as it deems appropriate, including, without limitation, that the Participant remain in the continuous service of the Company for a certain period. Unless otherwise stated in an agreement evidencing an Award, an Award of Options shall vest and become exercisable, subject to the other terms of the Plan, on the first anniversary of the date of grant, and an Award of shares of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units shall vest, subject to the other terms of the Plan, on the first anniversary of the date of grant.

(d)    Rights as a Stockholder. Except as otherwise may be provided in the Award Agreement evidencing an Award of Restricted Stock, a Participant will have all voting, dividend, liquidation and other rights with respect to shares of Restricted Stock upon the Participant becoming the holder of record of such shares as if such Participant were a holder of record of shares of unrestricted Common Stock. A Participant will have no voting, dividend, liquidation or other rights with respect to shares of Common Stock subject to the Participant’s Options or RSUs until the Participant becomes the holder of record of such shares. No Award shall provide for any dividend equivalent rights with respect to any share of Common Stock underlying an Award other than rights that are accrued but not paid until all conditions or restrictions relating to such share have been satisfied or lapsed.

SECTION 6.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF OPTIONS

Each Option granted pursuant to this Section 6 shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement. The Award Agreement may vary from Participant to Participant, but shall contain the following terms and conditions, in addition to those described in Section 5:

(a)    Number of Shares and Option Price. The Award Agreement shall state the total number of shares of Common Stock covered by the Option. The Option price per share shall be equal to at least one hundred percent (100%) of the Fair Market Value of one share of Common Stock on the date that the Option is granted.

(b)    Term and Exercisability of Option. The term during which any Option granted under the Plan may be exercised shall not be longer than ten years. The Award Agreement shall state when the Option becomes exercisable and shall also state the maximum term during which the Option may be exercised.

(c)    Payment for Exercise of Options. Participants may pay for shares upon exercise of Options: (i) in cash or by cash equivalent acceptable to the Board or Committee; (ii) by having the Company withhold a portion of the shares of Common Stock otherwise to be delivered upon exercise of the Option having an aggregate Fair Market Value on such date equal to the exercise price; (iii) through an open‑market, broker‑assisted sales transaction pursuant to which the Company is promptly delivered the amount of proceeds necessary to satisfy the exercise price; or (iv) by a combination of the methods described above, as approved by the Board or Committee.

(d)    Transferability. No right or interest of any Participant in shares subject to an Award of Options prior to the exercise of such Option will be assignable or transferable, or subjected to any lien, during the lifetime of the Participant, either voluntarily or involuntarily, directly or indirectly, by operation of law or otherwise.

(e)    No Obligation To Exercise Option. The granting of an Option shall impose no obligation upon the Participant to exercise such Option.


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(f)    Repricing Prohibited. Subject to the anti‑dilution adjustment provisions contained in Section 8 hereof, without the prior approval of the Company’s stockholders, evidenced by a majority of votes cast at a duly called meeting, neither the Board nor any Committee shall seek to effect any re‑pricing of any previously granted, “underwater” Option by: (i) amending or modifying the terms of the Option to lower the exercise price; (ii) canceling the underwater Option and granting either (A) replacement Options having a lower exercise price; or (B) a Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Unit Award in exchange; or (iii) cancelling or repurchasing the underwater Option for cash or other securities. An Option will be deemed to be “underwater” at any time when the Fair Market Value of the shares of Common Stock covered by such Option is less than the exercise price.

(g)    Acceleration of Vesting or Exercisability. No Award Agreement shall provide the Committee the discretion to accelerate the exercisability of any Award or the lapse of restrictions relating to any Award, except on account of the Participant’s death or disability. In addition, no Award Agreement shall, by operation of its terms, accelerate the exercisability of any Award or the lapse of restrictions relating to any Award in connection with a Change in Control unless such acceleration occurs upon the consummation of (or effective immediately prior to the consummation of, provided that the consummation subsequently occurs) the Change in Control.

(h)    Other Provisions. The Option Agreement authorized under this Section 6 shall contain such other provisions as the Board or Committee shall deem advisable.

SECTION 7.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF RESTRICTED STOCK AND RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AWARDS

Each Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award granted pursuant to the Plan shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement. The Award Agreement may vary from Participant to Participant, but shall contain the following terms and conditions, in addition to those described in Section 5:

(a)    Number of Shares. The Award Agreement shall state the total number of shares of Common Stock covered by the Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award.

(b)    Risks of Forfeiture. The Award Agreement shall set forth the risks of forfeiture, if any, which shall apply to the shares of Common Stock covered by the Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award, and shall specify the manner in which such risks of forfeiture shall lapse. The Board or Committee may, in its sole discretion, modify the manner in which such risks of forfeiture shall lapse but only with respect to those shares of Stock which are restricted as of the effective date of the modification.

(c)    Issuance of Shares; Legend.

(i)    With respect to a Restricted Stock Award, the Company shall cause to be issued a stock certificate representing such shares of Stock in the Participant’s name, and shall hold such certificate as custodian for the Participant until the risks of forfeiture applicable to the certificate have lapsed, at which time the Company shall deliver the certificate to the Participant. The Company shall place a legend on such certificate describing the risks of forfeiture and other transfer restrictions set forth in the Participant’s Restricted Stock Agreement and providing for the cancellation of such certificate if the shares of Stock subject to the Restricted Stock Award are forfeited. To enforce such restrictions, the Board or Committee may require the Participant, until the restrictions have lapsed, to keep the stock certificates, together with duly endorsed stock powers, in the custody of the Company or its transfer agent, or to maintain evidence of stock ownership, together with duly endorsed stock powers, in a certificateless book‑entry stock account with the Company’s transfer agent.

(ii)    With respect to a Restricted Stock Unit Award, as the risks of forfeiture on the restricted stock units lapse, the Participant shall be entitled to payment of the restricted stock units. The Board or Committee shall, in satisfaction of such restricted stock units, cause either (i) to be issued one or more stock certificates in the Participant’s name and shall cause such certificates to be delivered to the Participant, or (ii) to be electronically entered in book‑entry format such number of shares of Common Stock in the Participant’s name. Until the risks of forfeiture on the restricted stock units have lapsed, the Participant shall not be entitled to vote any shares of Common Stock which may be acquired through the restricted stock units, shall not receive any dividends attributable to such shares, and shall not have any other rights as a stockholder with respect to such shares.

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(d)    Nontransferability. No Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award shall be transferable, in whole or in part, by the Participant, other than by will or by the laws of descent and distribution, prior to the date the risks of forfeiture described in the Award Agreement have lapsed. If the Participant shall attempt any transfer of any Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award granted under the Plan prior to such date, such transfer shall be void and the Restricted Stock Award or Restricted Stock Unit Award shall terminate. A Participant will be entitled to designate a beneficiary to receive shares of Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units upon such Participant’s death and, in the event of such Participant’s death, settlement of any Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units will be made to such beneficiary. If a deceased Participant has failed to designate a beneficiary, or if a beneficiary designated by the Participant fails to survive the Participant, settlement of any Restricted Stock or Restricted Stock Units will be made to the Participant’s legal representatives, heirs, devisees and legatees. If a deceased Participant has designated a beneficiary and such beneficiary survives the Participant but dies before complete settlement of his or her Awards, then such settlement will be made to the legal representatives, heirs, devisees and legatees of the beneficiary.

(e)    Other Provisions. The Award Agreement authorized under this Section 7 shall contain such other provisions as the Board or Committee shall deem advisable.

SECTION 8.
RECAPITALIZATION, SALE, MERGER, EXCHANGE OR LIQUIDATION

(a)    Stock Dividends, Splits, etc. In the event of an increase or decrease in the number of shares of Common Stock resulting from a stock dividend, stock split, reverse split, combination or reclassification of the Common Stock, or any other increase or decrease in the number of issued shares of Common Stock effected without receipt of consideration by the Company, the number of shares of Stock reserved under Section 4(a) hereof, the number of shares of Common Stock covered by each outstanding Award and the exercise price per share thereof, if applicable, shall be appropriately adjusted to reflect such change. Additional shares of Common Stock which may become covered by the Award pursuant to such adjustment shall be subject to the same restrictions as are applicable to the shares with respect to which the adjustment relates.

(b)    Change in Control Events. Unless otherwise provided in the agreement evidencing an Award, in the event of a Change in Control, the Board may provide for one or more of the following:

(i)    the equitable acceleration of the exercisability of any outstanding Options, or the lapsing of the risks of forfeiture on any Restricted Stock Awards or Restricted Stock Unit Awards;

(ii)    the complete termination of this Plan, the cancellation of outstanding Options not exercised prior to a date specified by the Board (which date shall give Participants a reasonable period of time in which to exercise such Option prior to the effectiveness of such transaction), and the cancellation of any Restricted Stock Awards or Restricted Stock Unit Awards for which the risks of forfeiture have not lapsed;

(iii)    that Participants holding outstanding Options receive, with respect to each share of Common Stock subject to such Option, as of the effective date of any such transaction, shares of Common Stock or shares of stock of any corporation succeeding the Company by reason of such transaction with a value equal to the excess of the Fair Market Value of the shares of Common Stock subject to such Option on the date immediately preceding the effective date of such transaction over the exercise price per share of such Options;

(iv)    that Participants holding outstanding Restricted Stock Awards or Restricted Stock Unit Awards receive, with respect to each share of Common Stock subject to such Awards, as of the effective date of any such transaction, shares of Common Stock or shares of stock of any corporation succeeding the Company by reason of such transaction with a value equal to the Fair Market Value of the shares of Common Stock subject to such Awards on the date immediately preceding the effective date of such transaction;

(v)    the continuance of the Plan with respect to the exercise of Options which were outstanding as of the date of adoption by the Board of such plan for such transaction and the right to exercise such Options as to an equivalent number of shares of stock of the corporation succeeding the Company by reason of such transaction; and


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(vi)    the continuance of the Plan with respect to Restricted Stock Awards or Restricted Stock Unit Awards for which the risks of forfeiture have not lapsed as of the date of adoption by the Board of such plan for such transaction and the right to receive an equivalent number of shares of stock of the corporation succeeding the Company by reason of such transaction.

(c)    Additional Conditions. The Board may condition any acceleration of exercisability or other right to which Participant is not entitled upon any additional agreements from Participant, including, without limitation, a Participant agreeing to additional restrictive covenants (e.g., confidentiality, noncompetition, non‑solicitation, non‑circumvention, continued service as a director, etc.).

(d)    Other Limitations. The Board may restrict the rights of or the applicability of this Section 8 to the extent necessary to comply with Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Internal Revenue Code or any other applicable law or regulation. The grant of an Award pursuant to the Plan shall not limit in any way the right or power of the Company to make adjustments, reclassifications, reorganizations or changes of its capital or business structure or to merge, exchange or consolidate or to dissolve, liquidate, sell or transfer all or any part of its business or assets.

SECTION 9.
SECURITIES LAWS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS

Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan or any agreements entered into pursuant to the Plan, a Participant may not sell, assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of shares of Common Stock issued pursuant to Awards granted under the Plan, unless: (a) there is in effect with respect to such shares a registration statement under the Securities Act, and any applicable securities laws of a state or foreign jurisdiction or an exemption from such registration under the Securities Act and applicable state or foreign securities laws, and (b) there has been obtained any other consent, approval or permit from any other U.S. or foreign regulatory body which the Board or Committee, in its sole discretion, deems necessary or advisable. The Company may condition such issuance, sale or transfer upon the receipt of any representations or agreements from the parties involved, and the placement of any legends on certificates representing shares of Common Stock, as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the Company in order to comply with such securities laws or other restrictions.

SECTION 10.
EFFECT OF TERMINATION OF SERVICE

(a)    Termination Due to Death or Disability. In the event a Participant’s ceases to be a member of the Board by reason of his or her death or disability, all Options that are not then exercisable, and all shares of Restricted Stock and RSUs then held by or credited to the Participant that have not vested, as of such date will become immediately exercisable or vested, as applicable.

(b)    Termination for Reasons Other than Death or Disability. Subject to Sections 10(c) of the Plan, in the event a Participant ceases to be a member of the Board for any reason other than death or Disability, all Options that are not then exercisable, and all shares of Restricted Stock and RSUs then held by or credited to the Participant that have not vested, as of such termination will be forfeited.
(c)    Modification of Rights Upon Termination. Notwithstanding the terms of Section 10(b), upon a Participant’s ceasing to be a member of the Board, the Board or Committee may, in its sole discretion (which may be exercised at any time on or after the date of grant, but prior to such cessation), cause one or more Options to become exercisable, and one or more shares of Restricted Stock or RSUs then held by or credited to such Participant to vest and/or continue to vest following such cessation of membership on the Board, in each case in the manner determined by the Board or Committee and in each case, consistent with the requirement under Section 13(b) that such Award remain exempt from Section 409A.

SECTION 11.
AMENDMENT OF THE PLAN

The Board may from time to time, insofar as permitted by law, suspend or discontinue the Plan or revise or amend it in any respect; provided, however, that no such revision or amendment, except as is authorized in Section 8, shall impair the terms and conditions of any Award which is outstanding on the date of such revision or amendment to the material detriment of the Participant without the consent of the Participant, except to the extent taken in conformity with the terms

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of any of Section 8 or 12 of this Plan. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no such revision or amendment shall be effective without the approval of the stockholders of the Company if such approval is required for compliance with the requirements of any applicable law, rule or regulation of any applicable governing agency or stock exchange. Furthermore, the Board shall not revise or amend the Plan to increase the number of shares of Common Stock reserved and available for Awards under the Plan without the approval of the stockholders of the Company; for the avoidance of doubt, changes in the number of shares of Common Stock reserved and available for Awards under the Plan resulting from the operation of Section 8(a) of this Plan shall not require such stockholder approval.

SECTION 12.
PAYMENT OF WITHHOLDING TAX OBLIGATIONS

The Company is entitled to withhold and deduct from future compensation of the Participant (or from other amounts that may be due and owing to the Participant from the Company), or make other arrangements for the collection of, all legally required amounts necessary to satisfy any and all federal, foreign, state and local withholding tax requirements attributable to an Award, including, without limitation, the grant, vesting, or payment of dividends with respect to, an Award.

SECTION 13.
MISCELLANEOUS

(a)    Governing Law. The validity, construction, interpretation, administration and effect of the Plan and any rules, regulations and actions relating to the Plan will be governed by and construed exclusively in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware notwithstanding the conflicts of laws principles in any jurisdiction.

(b)    Compliance with Section 409A. Each Award issued under the Plan is intended to be exempt from Section 409A and will be interpreted accordingly.

(c)    Successors and Assigns. The Plan will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successors and permitted assigns of the Company and the Participants.

(d)    Rights Reserved. Nothing in the Plan shall confer upon any Eligible Director the right to continue as a director of the Company or affect any right that the Company or any Eligible Director may have to terminate the service of such Eligible Director.

(e)    Rights As A Stockholder. Except as otherwise provided by the express terms of the Plan, an Eligible Director shall not, by reason of any Award, have any rights as a stockholder of the Company until shares of Common Stock have been issued to such Eligible Director.

(f)    Severability. If any part of the Plan is declared by any court or governmental authority to be unlawful or invalid, such unlawfulness or invalidity shall not invalidate any portion of the Plan not declared to be unlawful or invalid. Any section or part of a section so declared to be unlawful or invalid shall, if possible, be construed in a manner that will give effect to the terms of such section or part of a section to the fullest extent possible while remaining lawful and valid.

(g)    Section Headings. The section headings contained herein are for the purposes of convenience only and are not intended to define or limit the contents of said sections.

(h)    Stockholder Approval; Effective Date of Plan. This Plan must be approved by a majority of the votes cast at a duly held meeting of the stockholders of the Company at which a quorum representing a majority of the outstanding voting shares of Common Stock is, either in person or by proxy, present and voting on the Plan, such meeting to be held within twelve (12) months after the date this Plan was adopted by the Board. If the stockholders of the Company fail to approve adoption of this Plan at such meeting, all Awards previously granted under this Plan shall immediately terminate and be forfeited. This Plan shall be effective on the date of the Company’s stockholders meeting at which it is approved, if so approved.


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(i)    Non‑Exclusivity of the Plan. Nothing contained in the Plan is intended to modify or rescind any previously approved compensation plans or programs of the Company or create any limitations on the power or authority of the Board to adopt such additional or other compensation arrangements as the Board may deem necessary or desirable.

(j)    Duration of Plan. The Plan will terminate at midnight on May 2, 2023, which is the tenth anniversary of the Plan’s initial adoption by the Board, and may be terminated prior to such time by Board action. No Award will be granted after termination of the Plan. Awards outstanding upon termination of the Plan may continue to be exercised or vest in accordance with their terms.


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Exhibit

Exhibit 10.3
RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT

CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
2013 DIRECTORS’ EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

THIS RESTRICTED STOCK AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made effective as of the 13th day of June 2018, between Christopher & Banks Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and «Name» (“Participant”).

1.    Award.

(a)    Shares. Pursuant to the Christopher & Banks Corporation 2013 Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, (the “Plan”), «No. of Shares» shares (the “Restricted Shares”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), shall be issued to Participant as hereinafter provided, including the restrictions thereon set forth in this Agreement.
    
(b)    Issuance of Restricted Shares. The Restricted Shares shall be issued upon execution of the Agreement by Participant.

2.    Restricted Shares. Participant hereby accepts the Restricted Shares when issued and agrees that:

(a)    Vesting. The shares of Common Stock subject to this Award shall be subject to forfeiture on the terms and conditions set forth herein, and shall vest (and such restrictions shall lapse) in full on the earlier of (i) June 13, 2019, or (ii) the date of the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Vesting Date”). Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the forfeiture restrictions shall lapse as to all of the Restricted Shares on the earlier of (i) the occurrence of a Change in Control (as such term is defined in Section 2 of the Plan), or (ii) the date Participant’s service as a director of the Company ends by reason of «his/her» disability (as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion) or death.

(b)    Forfeiture. Except as provided in Section 2(a) above, if Participant’s service as a director of the Company ceases at any time prior to the Vesting Date, including as a result of Participant’s voluntary resignation or retirement, Participant shall immediately forfeit all shares of Common Stock subject to this Award.

(c)    Issuance and Custody of Certificates. The Company shall cause the Restricted Shares to be issued in Participant’s name, either by book-entry registration or issuance of a stock certificate or certificates. The Restricted Shares shall be restricted from transfer and shall be subject to an appropriate stop-transfer order. If issued, the certificate representing the Restricted Shares shall bear an appropriate legend covering the restrictions on vesting and transfer and related matters, and the Company may cause such certificate to be delivered, upon issuance, to the Secretary of the Company or to such other depository as may be designated by the Company as a depository for safekeeping until the forfeiture restrictions lapse pursuant to the terms of the Plan and this

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Agreement. Upon request of the Committee or its delegate, Participant shall deliver to the Company a stock power, endorsed in blank, relating to the Restricted Shares then subject to forfeiture restrictions.

Following the Vesting Date or the prior lapsing of the forfeiture restrictions, the Company shall cause the shares, free of the restrictions and/or legend described above and registered in Participant’s name or in the name or names of Participant’s legal representatives, beneficiaries or heirs, as the case may be, to be delivered, either by book-entry or in the form of a certificate or certificates, to Participant or «his/her» appropriate designees.
3.    Voting Rights; No Dividends. The Restricted Shares shall confer upon Participant all voting rights associated with shares of Common Stock in the same manner and to the same degree as exists with respect to shares of Common Stock that are not subject to the forfeiture restrictions described herein. Participant shall not be entitled to receive dividends on the Restricted Shares, if any, that are declared by the Company prior to the time, if at all, that the Restricted Shares shall have vested.
4.    Compliance with Laws. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, the issuance or delivery of any shares of Common Stock (whether subject to restrictions or unrestricted) may be postponed for such period as may be required to comply with applicable requirements of any national securities exchange or any requirements under any law. The Company shall not be obligated to issue or deliver any shares of Common Stock if the issuance or delivery thereof shall constitute a violation of any provision of any law or of any regulation of any governmental authority or any national securities exchange.

5.    Award Governed by Plan. The Award evidenced by this Agreement is granted pursuant to the Plan, a copy of which has been made available to the Participant and is hereby incorporated into this Agreement. This Agreement is subject to, and in all respects limited and conditioned as provided in, the terms of the Plan. The Plan governs this Award and, in the event of any questions as to the construction of this Agreement, or in the event of a conflict between the terms of the Plan and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of the Plan shall control. Except as otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms contained in this Agreement shall have the same meaning as set forth in the Plan.

6.    Tax Matters. All applicable federal, state or local payroll, withholding, income or other taxes are the sole and absolute responsibility of Participant.

7.    Director or Other Relationship. This Agreement shall not confer on Participant any right with respect to «his/her» continuance as a director or other relationship with the Company, nor will it interfere in any way with the right, if any, of the Company or its stockholders, in accordance with applicable law, to terminate such directorship or other relationship.

8.    Committee’s Powers. No provision contained in this Agreement shall in any way terminate, modify or alter, or be construed or interpreted as terminating, modifying or altering any of the powers, rights or authority vested in the Board, or any duly constituted and authorized

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Committee thereof, pursuant to the terms of the Plan or resolutions adopted in furtherance of the Plan, including, without limitation, the right to make certain determinations and elections with respect to the Restricted Shares.

9.    Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of any successors to the Company and all lawful successors to Participant permitted under the terms of the Plan.

10.    Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws.

11.    Consent to Collection/Processing/Transfer of Personal Data. Pursuant to applicable personal data protection laws, the Company hereby notifies Participant of the following in relation to Participant’s personal data and the collection, use, processing and transfer of such data in relation to the Company’s grant of this Award and Participant’s participation in the Plan. The collection, use, processing and transfer of Participant’s personal data is necessary for the Company’s administration of the Plan and Participant’s participation in the Plan, and Participant’s denial and/or objection to the collection, use, processing and transfer of personal data may affect Participant’s participation in the Plan. As such, Participant hereby voluntarily acknowledges and consents (where required under applicable law) to the collection, use, processing and transfer of personal data as described in this paragraph.


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Agreement to be duly executed by an officer thereunto duly authorized, and Participant has executed this Agreement, all effective as of the date first above written.


 
CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
By:
 
 
 
Luke R. Komarek
 
 
 
 
Title:
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARTICIPANT
 
 
 
 
Signed:
 





 
«Name»



















    

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«Name» – Director Restricted Stock Agreement (June 13, 2018)
Exhibit

Exhibit 10.4
RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT
FOR USE WITH DIRECTOR STOCK DEFERRAL

CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
2013 DIRECTORS’ EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN


THIS RESTRICTED STOCK UNIT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”) is made effective as of the «Day» day of «Month» «Year», between Christopher & Banks Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and «Name» (“Participant”).

1.    Award.

(a)    Restricted Stock Units. Pursuant to the Christopher & Banks Corporation 2013 Directors’ Equity Incentive Plan, as amended, (the “Directors’ Equity Plan”), the Company hereby grants «Units» units (“Restricted Stock Units”) representing the right to receive that number of shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.

(b)    Crediting to Deferred Stock Account. The Restricted Stock Units shall be issued upon execution of the Agreement by Participant and credited to Participant’s Deferred Stock Account pursuant to Participant’s Deferral Election under the Christopher & Banks Corporation Non-Employee Director Deferred Stock Plan (the “Director Deferred Stock Plan”).

2.    Vesting, Forfeiture and Issuance of Units. Participant hereby accepts the Restricted Stock Units when issued and agrees that:

(a)Vesting. The Restricted Stock Units subject to this Award shall be subject to forfeiture on the terms and conditions set forth herein, and shall vest (and such restrictions shall lapse) in full on the earlier of (i) «Date», or (ii) the date of the «Year» Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Vesting Date”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the forfeiture restrictions shall lapse as to all of the Restricted Stock Units on the earlier of (i) the occurrence of a Change in Control (as such term is defined in Section 1 of the Directors’ Equity Plan), or (ii) the date Participant’s service as a director of the Company ends by reason of «HisHer» disability (as determined by the Committee in its sole discretion) or death.

(b)Forfeiture. Except as provided in Section 2(a) above, if Participant’s service as a director of the Company ceases at any time prior to the Vesting Date, including as a result of Participant’s voluntary resignation or retirement, Participant shall immediately forfeit all Restricted Stock Units subject to this Award.


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(c)    Issuance of Shares. Shares with respect to vested Restricted Stock Units shall be issued in accordance with the terms and conditions of Participant’s Deferral Election under the Director Deferred Stock Plan.
3.    Rights with Respect to Units. Participant shall not have any rights of a holder of shares of Common Stock unless and until shares are actually issued to Participant as provided above. However, in the event of an increase or decrease in the number of shares of Common Stock resulting from a stock dividend, stock split or other event described in Section 8(a) of the Directors’ Equity Plan, the number of Restricted Stock Units shall be appropriately adjusted to reflect such change. In addition, if any ordinary dividends are declared by the Company, as long as Participant holds Restricted Stock Units under this Agreement as of the applicable record date, Participant shall be entitled to accrue dividend equivalent payments as provided under the Director Deferred Stock Plan subject to the same vesting, forfeiture, payment and other terms and conditions as apply to the underlying Restricted Stock Units granted under this Agreement, except that participant shall have no right to accrue dividend equivalent amounts with respect to unvested Restricted Stock Units while such Units are subject to the forfeiture restrictions provided in Section 2.
4.    Compliance with Laws. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Agreement, the issuance or delivery of any shares of Common Stock (whether subject to restrictions or unrestricted) may be postponed for such period as may be required to comply with applicable requirements of any national securities exchange or any requirements under any law. The Company shall not be obligated to issue or deliver any shares of Common Stock if the issuance or delivery thereof shall constitute a violation of any provision of any law or of any regulation of any governmental authority or any national securities exchange.

5.    Award Governed by Plans. The Award evidenced by this Agreement is granted pursuant to the Directors’ Equity Plan, a copy of which has been made available to Participant and is hereby incorporated into this Agreement. This Agreement is also subject to, and in all respects limited and conditioned as provided in the Directors’ Equity Plan and the Director Deferred Stock Plan (including Participant’s Deferral Election thereunder) (the “Plans”). The Plans govern this Award and, in the event of any questions as to the construction of this Agreement, or in the event of a conflict between the terms of the Plans and the terms of this Agreement, the terms of the Plans shall control. Except as otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms contained in this Agreement shall have the same meaning as set forth in the applicable Plan.

6.    Tax Matters. All applicable federal, state or local payroll, withholding, income or other taxes are the sole and absolute responsibility of Participant.

7.    Director or Other Relationship. This Agreement shall not confer on Participant any right with respect to «HisHer» continuance as a director or other relationship with the Company, nor will it interfere in any way with the right, if any, of the Company, in accordance with applicable law, to terminate such directorship or other relationship.


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8.    Committee’s Powers. No provision contained in this Agreement shall in any way terminate, modify or alter, or be construed or interpreted as terminating, modifying or altering any of the powers, rights or authority vested in the Committee or, in a delegate to the extent of such delegation, pursuant to the terms of the Directors’ Equity Plan or resolutions adopted in furtherance of the Directors’ Equity Plan, including, without limitation, the right to make certain determinations and elections with respect to the Restricted Stock Units.

9.    Binding Effect. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of any successors to the Company and all lawful successors to Participant permitted under the terms of the Plans.

10.    Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Delaware, without reference to the principles of conflicts of laws.

11.    Consent to Collection/Processing/Transfer of Personal Data. Pursuant to applicable personal data protection laws, the Company hereby notifies Participant of the following in relation to Participant's personal data and the collection, use, processing and transfer of such data in relation to the Company's grant of this Award and Participant's participation in the Plans. The collection, use, processing and transfer of Participant's personal data is necessary for the Company's administration of the Plans and Participant's participation in the Plans, and Participant's denial and/or objection to the collection, use, processing and transfer of personal data may affect Participant's participation in the Plans. As such, Participant hereby voluntarily acknowledges and consents (where required under applicable law) to the collection, use, processing and transfer of personal data as described in this paragraph.


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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Agreement to be duly executed by an officer thereunto duly authorized, and Participant has executed this Agreement, all effective as of the date first above written.


 
CHRISTOPHER & BANKS CORPORATION
 
 
 
 
By:
 
 
 
Luke Komarek
 
 
 
 
Title:
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARTICIPANT
 
 
 
 
Signed:
 
 
 
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