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Provision: Change in Control, Defined

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A "Change in Control" shall mean the occurrence of any of the following events:

i. Approval by stockholders of the company of (a) any consolidation or merger of the company in which the company is not the continuing or surviving corporation or pursuant to which shares of stock of the company would be converted into cash, securities or other property, other than a consolidation or merger of the company in which holders of its common stock immediately prior to the consolidation or merger have substantially the same proportionate ownership of common stock of the surviving corporation immediately after the consolidation or merger as immediately before, or (b) a sale, lease, exchange or other transfer (in one transaction or a series of related transactions) of all or substantially all the assets of the company;

ii. a change in the majority of members of the board within a 24-month period unless the election or nomination for election by the Company stockholders of each new director was approved at a vote of two thirds of the directors then still in office who were in office at the beginning of the 24 month period;

iii. either (A) receipt by the company of a report on schedule 13D, or an amendment to such a report, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") pursuant to section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "1934 Act") disclosing that any person, group, corporation or other entity (a "Person") is the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 20% or more of the outstanding stock of the company or (B) actual knowledge by the company of facts, on the basis of which any person is required to file such a report on schedule 13D, or an amendment to such a report, with the SEC (or would be required to file such a report or amendment upon the lapse of the applicable period of time Specified in Section 13(d) Of the 1934 Act) disclosing that such a person is the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 20% or more of the outstanding stock of the company;

iv. purchase by any person (as defined in section 13 (d) of the 1934 act), corporation or other entity, other than the company or a wholly owned subsidiary of the company, of shares pursuant to a tender or exchange offer, to acquire any stock of the company (or securities convertible into stock) for cash, securities or any other consideration provided that, after consummation of the offer, such person, group, corporation or other entity is the beneficial owner (as defined in rule 13d-3 under And 1934 Act), directly or indirectly, Of 20% or More of the Outstanding Stock of the Company (calculated as provided in paragraph (d) of Rule 13d-3 under the 1934 act in the case of rights to acquire stock);

v. the Company combines with another company and is the surviving corporation but, immediately after the combination, the shareholders of the company immediately prior to the combination do not hold, directly or indirectly, more than 50% of the Voting Stock of the combined company (there being excluded from the number of shares held by such shareholders, but not from the Voting Stock of the combined company, any shares received by affiliates (as defined in the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission) of such other company in exchange for stock of such other company).

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