The Board of Directors of the Company has adopted amendments to the 2016 Equity Incentive Plan, to be effective August 1, 2017 and, subject to approval by shareholders, amended and restated the 2016 Equity Incentive Plan (as amended, the “2016 Plan”), to:
In May 2011, the Company adopted the Service Corporation International Amended and Restated Director Fee Plan (the “Director Plan”) under which equity based compensation awards are made to the non-employee members of the Company’s Board of Directors. On February 8, 2017, the Company decided to combine the Director Plan with and into the Plan, and as a result of this consolidation, to amend and restate the 2016 Plan. As a result of the amendment and restatement of the 2016 Plan, the Company intends to transfer its obligations under the Director Plan to the 2016 Plan. As of August 1, 2017, the Company is obligated to deliver an estimated 345,000 director deferred shares under the Director Plan. Approximately 65,000 shares will be assumed by the 2016 Plan to satisfy future director equity awards under the 2016 Plan. The Company believes that granting equity awards to non-employee directors under the 2016 Plan will simplify the Company’s administrative obligations by allowing grants of equity awards to both non-employee directors and employees to be administered through one plan.
The Board of Directors is also asking the shareholders to re-approve the 2016 Plan for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”), in order to permit certain awards that may be granted in the future under the 2016 Plan to qualify as performance based compensation that is exempt from the $1 million deduction limit under Section 162(m) of the Code.
Approval of this proposal is subject to the approval of a majority of the holders of shares of the Company’s common stock present in person or represented by proxy and entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting.THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT SHAREHOLDERS VOTE FOR THE PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE 2016 PLAN.