SEC Filings

S-1
AVEXIS, INC. filed this Form S-1 on 01/15/2016
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exercised by such holder’s executor, administrator, legal representative, beneficiary or similar person until and including the earliest to occur of the (i) a date which is a specific period, as set forth in the individual award agreement, after the date of death, if any such period is specified in the Agreement and (ii) the expiration date of the term of such Option.

 

A holder’s directorship will not be deemed to have terminated for purposes of this Section 5.6 if the holder continues to provide services to the Company as an employee of the Company.

 

VI.  GENERAL

 

6.1  Effective Date and Term of Plan.  This Plan shall be submitted to the stockholders of the Company for approval and, if approved in calendar year 2014, shall become effective on the date of such approval.  This Plan shall terminate on the date which is 10 years from the effective date, unless terminated earlier by the Board.  Termination of this Plan shall not affect the terms or conditions of any award granted prior to termination.

 

6.2  Amendments.  The Committee may amend this Plan as it shall deem advisable, subject to any requirement of stockholder approval required by applicable law, rule or regulation, including Section 162(m) and Section 422 of the Code; provided, however, that no amendment shall be made without stockholder approval if such amendment would (a) increase the maximum number of shares of Common Stock available under this Plan (subject to Section 6.7), (b) effect any change inconsistent with Section 422 of the Code, (c) extend the term of this Plan or (d) reduce the minimum purchase price of a share of Common Stock subject to an Option.  No amendment may impair the rights of a holder of an outstanding award without the consent of such holder.

 

Awards may be granted to Participants in jurisdictions outside the United States.  To the extent necessary or advisable to comply with applicable local laws while concurrently aiming to achieve the purposes of the Plan, it may be determined by the Committee that the terms and conditions applicable to those awards granted to Participants outside the United States are different from those under the Plan.

 

6.3  Agreement.  Each award under this Plan shall be evidenced by an Agreement setting forth the terms and conditions applicable to such award.  No award shall be valid until an Agreement is executed by the Company and the recipient of such award and, upon execution by each party and delivery of the Agreement to the Company, such award shall be effective as of the effective date set forth in the Agreement.  All agreements are subject to the terms of this Plan and shall be interpreted in accordance with the discretionary authority of the Committee under this Plan.

 

6.4  Non-Transferability of Awards.  Unless otherwise specified in the Agreement relating to an award, no award shall be transferable other than by will, the laws of descent and distribution or pursuant to beneficiary designation procedures approved by the Company.  Except to the extent permitted by the foregoing sentence or the Agreement relating to an award, each award may be exercised or settled during the holder’s lifetime only by the holder or the holder’s legal representative or similar person.  Except to the extent permitted by the second preceding sentence or the Agreement relating to an award, no award may be sold, transferred, assigned, pledged, hypothecated, encumbered or otherwise disposed of (whether by operation of law or otherwise) or be subject to execution, attachment or similar process.  Upon any attempt to so sell, transfer, assign, pledge, hypothecate, encumber or otherwise dispose of any such award, such award and all rights thereunder shall immediately become null and void.

 

6.5  Tax Withholding.  The Company shall have the right to require, prior to the issuance or delivery of any shares of Common Stock or the payment of any cash pursuant to an award made hereunder, payment by the holder of such award of any Federal, state, local or other taxes which may be

 

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