Edgar Filing: RYERSON TULL INC /DE/ - Form DEF 14A
Threshold means the minimum financial performance (established by the Committee and set forth in the Addendum to the Plan applicable to such Corporate Unit) required by a Corporate Unit before an Award may be paid to a Participant employed in such Corporate Unit.
The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. No member of the Committee shall be eligible to receive an Award while serving on the Committee. The Committee shall have the authority to interpret the Plan and to establish, amend and rescind rules and regulations for the administration of the Plan, and all such interpretations, rules and regulations shall be conclusive and binding on all persons. In addition, the Committee may delegate to one or more senior executive officers of the Company the right to administer the Plan as it pertains to employees who are not officers of the Company or of any other Corporate Unit. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 7 hereof, the Committee may impose such conditions on participation in and Awards under the Plan as it deems appropriate.
Except as otherwise provided by the Committee and subject to paragraph 9 hereof, all full-time salaried employees of a Corporate Unit as of the first day and the last day of an Award Period are eligible to be designated as Participants in the Plan for such Award Period; provided, however, that, with respect to Award Periods that extend for at least one year, individuals who are full-time salaried employees of a Corporate Unit on August 1 of the first year of the Award Period and the last day of the Award Period shall also be eligible to be designated as Participants in the Plan for such Award Period. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may adopt criteria restricting the number of full-time salaried employees of a Corporate Unit eligible to be designated as Participants in the Plan for any Award Period, which criteria shall be set forth in the Addendum to the Plan applicable to such Corporate Unit.
Designation of Participants
The Committee shall determine and designate from time to time those Employees who shall be Participants. The designation of an Employee as a Participant in the Plan for any Award period shall not bestow upon such Employee any right to receive an Award for such Award Period or the right to be designated as a Participant for any subsequent Award Period.
Individual Award Opportunity
For each Award Period, the Committee shall establish for each Participant a Target Award, expressed as a percentage of his or her base salary earnings or base annual salary for such Award Period, on the basis of his or her salary grade designation.
Determination of Awards
Except as otherwise provided by the Committee, Awards for each Award Period for Participants in each Corporate Unit shall be determined in accordance with the Award Schedule established by the Committee for such Corporate Unit and no Award shall be paid to any Participant in a Corporate Unit for any Award Period in which the performance of such Corporate Unit does not equal or exceed the Threshold applicable to such Corporate Unit. The Award for each Participant in a Corporate Unit shall be his or her Target Award