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Edgar Filing: RYERSON TULL INC /DE/ - Form DEF 14A

provided by the Committee, any payment under the Plan may be deferred and to the extent deferred, may be credited with an interest or earnings factor as determined by the Committee; provided, however, that in the case of an Award which is intended to qualify for the Performance-Based Exception, such interest or earnings factor shall comply with the requirements applicable to such Exception under Treas. Reg. § 1.162-27(e)(iii).


Termination of Employment

Except in the case of death, disability, normal retirement (determined in accordance with the qualified retirement plans of the Corporation) or release (determined in accordance with the Inland Steel Industries Severance Pay Plan for Eligible Salaried Employees or any successor or substituted plan) or except as provided in paragraph 10, a Participant must be an employee as of the end of the Award Period in order to be eligible for an Award.


Change of Control

In the event of a Change of Control of the Company (as hereinafter defined), the Plan shall remain in full force and effect for the remainder of any Award Period (or, if longer, the remainder of the calendar year) during which such Change of Control of the Company occurs, and each Participant shall receive an Award for such Award Periods (or any Award Periods occurring in such calendar year), at least equal to his or her Target Award pro rated to the date on which the Participant ceases to be an Employee if such date occurs prior to the last day of the applicable Award Period, regardless of whether or not Awards would otherwise have been payable under the Plan for such Award Periods and regardless of whether or not such Participant was an Employee at the end of any such Award Period. A Change of Control of the Company shall be deemed to have occurred if there shall have been a change in the composition of the Board of Directors of the Company such that a majority of the Board of Directors shall have been members of the Board of Directors for less than 24 months, unless the election of each new director who was not a director at the beginning of the 24 month period was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the directors then still in office who were directors at the beginning of such period.



Any payment to which a Participant may be entitled under the Plan shall be free from the control or interference of any creditor of such Participant and shall not be subject to attachment or susceptible of anticipation or alienation. The interest of a Participant shall not be transferable except by will or the laws of descent and distribution.


No Right to Participate; Employment

Neither the adoption of the Plan nor any action of the Committee shall be deemed to give any Employee any right to be designated as a Participant under the Plan. Further, nothing contained in the Plan, nor any action by the Committee or any other person hereunder, shall be deemed to confer upon any Employee any right of continued employment with any Corporate Unit or to limit or diminish in any way the right of any Corporate Unit to terminate his or her employment at any time with or without cause.


Nonexclusivity of the Plan


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