2000 EQUITY PLAN
Effective May 18, 2000
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.3 Operation, Administration and Definitions.................1
2. STOCK OPTIONS......................................................1
2.2 Stock Options.............................................1
3. OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION.......................................2
3.1 Effective Date of Plan and Duration.......................2
3.3 Aggregate and Maximum Grants Under Plan...................3
3.4 Adjustment Provisions.....................................4
3.5 General Provisions........................................5
3.6 Amendment and Termination of the Plan.....................8
3.7 Termination of Employment.................................8
2000 EQUITY PLAN
Effective May 18, 2000
The purpose of the Plan is to improve the long-term financial and operational
performance of Edison International and its affiliates by providing Participants
a financial incentive that reinforces and recognizes long-term corporate,
organizational and individual performance and accomplishments. The Plan is
further intended to promote the interests of Edison International and its
shareholders by attracting and retaining qualified officers and employees and
aligning their interests with those of the other shareholders by encouraging
Participants to acquire Common Stock or otherwise increase their proprietary
interest in Edison International.
Subject to Section 3.3(b), the Administrator has authority, in its sole
discretion, to determine and designate from time-to-time, from among the
Eligible Persons, those who are to be granted Stock Options and thereby become
Participants in the Plan.
1.3 Operation, Administration and Definitions.
The operation and administration of the Plan and the Stock Options are
subject to the provisions of Article 3. Capitalized terms in the Plan are
defined in Article 4.
2. STOCK OPTIONS
The Administrator may grant Stock Options to Eligible Persons. The
Administrator may grant Stock Options as alternatives or replacements of awards
outstanding under any other plan or arrangement of another business or entity,
all or a portion of which is acquired by an EIX Company. Each Stock Option will
be evidenced by a written instrument specifying the date of grant and may
include or incorporate by reference any additional terms and conditions
consistent with the Plan as determined in the discretion of the Administrator.
2.2 Stock Options.
The grant of a Stock Option entitles the Participant to purchase shares of
Common Stock at an exercise price established by the Administrator. Stock
pursuant to the Plan shall not be "incentive stock options" as defined in
Section 422 of the Code. Stock Options granted under this Plan are subject to
the following terms and conditions:
(a) The exercise price of each Stock Option will be determined by a method
established by the Administrator at the time of the grant, except that the
exercise price may not be less than one hundred percent of the Fair Market
Value of the Common Stock as of the Pricing Date.
(b) Upon the exercise of a Stock Option, the purchase price will be payable in
full in cash (or its equivalent acceptable to Edison International) and/or
shares of Common Stock at the Participant's election; provided, however,
that (i) a Holder may not pay the exercise price with any shares of Common
Stock acquired from any EIX Company unless the Holder has held such shares
of Common Stock for at least six months prior to the date of exercise, (ii
) in the case of any broker-assisted "cashless exercise," the exercise
price must be paid in cash. Any shares so assigned and delivered to Edison
International in payment or partial payment of the purchase price will be
valued at their Fair Market Value on the exercise date.
(c) No fractional shares will be issued pursuant to the exercise of a Stock
Option. Cash payments will be made in lieu of fractional shares.
(d) No Stock Option may be exercised more than ten years from the date of the
grant. Each Stock Option granted under this Plan will also be subject to
earlier termination as provided in this Plan.
3. OPERATION AND ADMINISTRATION
3.1 Effective Date of Plan and Duration.
This Plan will become effective on May 18, 2000. Unless the Plan is
terminated earlier pursuant to Section 3.6, no Stock Options will be granted
after December 31, 2007.
(a) The Administrator of the Plan is the Committee. The Administrator has, and
may exercise, such powers and authority of the Board as may be necessary or
appropriate for the Administrator to carry out its functions as described
in the Plan. Subject to Section 3.3, the Administrator has sole authority
in its discretion to determine the Eligible Persons to whom, and the time
or times at which, Stock Options may be granted, the number of shares of
Common Stock subject to each Stock Option, the exercise price, vesting
schedule and term of any Stock Option, and such other terms and conditions
applicable to each individual Stock Option as the Administrator will
determine. The Administrator may grant at any time additional Stock
Options to Participants who have previously received Stock Options during
the year. The purchase price of the Stock Options may be established by the
Administrator without regard to the existing Stock Options or such other
grants. Further, the Administrator may, with the consent of a Participant,
amend the terms of any existing Stock Option previously granted to include
or amend any provisions which could be incorporated in such a Stock Option
at the time of such amendment, except that repricing of Stock Options is
The Administrator has the sole authority to interpret the Plan, to
determine the terms and provisions of the Stock Option agreements, and to
make all determinations necessary or advisable for the administration of
the Plan. The Administrator has authority to prescribe, amend, and rescind
rules and regulations relating to the Plan. All interpretations,
determinations, and actions by the Administrator will be final, conclusive,
and binding upon all parties. Any action of the Administrator with respect
to the administration of the Plan will be taken pursuant to a majority vote
or by the unanimous written consent of its members except in the case of a
delegation of authority described in the following sentence. The
Administrator may elect to delegate its authority, including without
limitation, to approve awards and transactions under the Plan, subject to
any conditions it deems appropriate at the time of such delegation, (i) to
a subcommittee of at least two members of the Administrator who may act by
unanimous written consent or by majority vote, or (ii) in the case of
awards and transactions to, by or with Eligible Persons who are not Edison
International officers under and subject to the provisions of Section 16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Section 16"), to EIX
(b) No member of the Board or the Administrator or agent or designee thereof
will be liable for any action or determination made in good faith with
respect to the Plan or any transaction arising under the Plan.
(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 3.6 regarding the term of the
Plan, all authority of the Board and the Administrator with respect to
Stock Options hereunder, including (subject to share limits) the authority
to amend outstanding Stock Options, shall continue after the term of the
Plan, so long as any Stock Option remains outstanding. The Administrator
shall have the authority to permit a deferred payment in respect of Stock
Options under any deferred compensation plan of Edison International,
consistent with Subsection 3.5(b). Any such deferral shall not be deemed a
new grant hereunder so long as all shares issuable in respect thereof do
not exceed the aggregate number of shares subject to the Stock Option so
(d) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Plan, no Stock
Option may be exercised more than ten years from the date of the grant.
Each Stock Option granted under this Plan will also be subject to earlier
termination as provided in this Plan.
(e) The approval by the Administrator of awards and transactions under this
Plan to, by or with Eligible Persons who are or become Edison International
officers under Section 16 is intended to comply with and exempt such awards
and transactions under Rule 16b-3.
3.3 Aggregate and Maximum Grants Under Plan.
(a) Subject to the provisions of Sections 3.3 and 3.4 of the Plan, the
aggregate number of shares of Common Stock that may be issued or
transferred pursuant to Stock Options will not exceed 10 million shares of
(b) During both the term of the Plan as defined in Section 3.1 and the first
three years of such term, the aggregate number of shares subject to Stock
Options granted to Edison International Section 16 officers and/or Edison
International directors under this Plan shall be less than 50% of the
shares subject to Stock Options granted to Eligible Persons who are not
Edison International Section 16 officers and/or Edison International
directors. The shares to be delivered under the Plan will be made
available, at the discretion of Edison International, either from
authorized but unissued shares of Common Stock or from shares purchased on
the open market.
(c) If any Stock Option expires, is forfeited, is canceled, or otherwise
terminates for any reason other than upon exercise, the shares of Common
Stock (provided the Participant receives no benefit of ownership) that
could have been delivered will not be charged against the limitations
provided above and may again be made subject to Stock Options.
3.4 Adjustment Provisions.
(a) Subject to the provisions of this Section 3.4, if the outstanding shares of
Common Stock are increased, decreased, or exchanged for a different number
or kind of shares or other securities, or if additional shares or new or
different shares or other securities are distributed with respect to such
shares of Common Stock or other securities, through merger, consolidation,
sale of all or substantially all of the property of Edison International,
reorganization, recapitalization, reclassification, stock dividend, stock
split, reverse stock split or other distribution with respect to such
shares of Common Stock or other securities, an appropriate and
proportionate adjustment may be made in (i) the maximum number and kind of
shares provided in Article 3 of the Plan, (ii) the maximum
individual award, (iii) the number and kind of shares or other securities
subject to the then outstanding Stock Options, and (iv) the price for each
share or other unit of any other securities subject to the then outstanding
Stock Options without change in the aggregate purchase price or value as to
which Stock Options remain exercisable or subject to restrictions.
(b) Despite the foregoing, upon a Change in Control of Edison International,
all Stock Options then outstanding under the Plan will be fully vested and
exercisable unless provisions are made in connection with such transaction
for the continuance of the Plan and the assumption of or the substitution
for such Stock Options of new stock options, covering the stock of a
successor employer corporation, or a parent or subsidiary thereof, with
appropriate adjustments as to the number and kind of shares and prices. The
Administrator may include in the terms and conditions of any Stock Option
provisions for the acceleration of vesting and exercisability of a Stock
Option in the event a Holder's employment is terminated without Cause or a
Holder terminates employment with Good Reason in connection with a Change
in Control of Edison International.
(c) Any adjustments pursuant to this Section 3.4 will be made by the
Administrator, whose determination as to what adjustments will be made and
the extent thereof will be final, binding, and conclusive, except to the
extent the successor employer corporation or any other acquiring or
surviving entity is required to approve the adjustment to exempt any
resulting transaction under Rule 16b-3. No fractional interest will be
issued under the Plan on account of any such adjustments. Only cash
payments will be made in lieu of fractional shares.
3.5 General Provisions.
(a) With respect to any share of Common Stock issued or transferred under any
provision of the Plan, such shares may be issued or transferred subject to
such conditions, in addition to those specifically provided in the Plan, as
the Administrator may direct.
(b) Notwithstanding the term of a Stock Option, the Administrator may approve
the delayed payment or delivery of any cash or shares of Common Stock that
may become due under the Plan. Any such delayed payment or delivery must
specifically be authorized by the Administrator in writing and shall be
subject to any conditions, restrictions or requirements as the
Administrator may determine.
The Administrator may permit the deferral of any Common Stock payable in
respect of a Stock Option in the form of Stock Units which may earn
dividend equivalents and other compensation in respect thereof, and the
Committee may provide that such Stock Units and dividend equivalents
shall eventually be paid in the form of shares of Common Stock (subject to
In the event that the purchase price of a Stock Option is paid in full in
shares of Common Stock and the delivery of shares of Common Stock in excess
of the option price is deferred, Stock Units may be credited in respect of
such excess shares and may earn dividend equivalents or other compensation
in respect thereof, and the number of shares of Common Stock issued in
respect of the deferred shares may include the number of such deferred
shares and the number of Stock Units credited as dividend equivalents
(subject to share limits).
In addition, during the term of the Plan, the Administrator may grant Stock
Units to selected employees as dividend equivalents under and as set forth
in any Edison International option gain deferral program (the "Deferral
Program") and may deliver shares of Common Stock in respect to such Stock
Units pursuant to the selected employee's election under the Deferral
(c) Nothing in the Plan or in any instrument executed pursuant to the Plan will
confer upon any Holder any right to continue in the employ of an EIX
Company or affect the right of the EIX Company to terminate the employment
of any Holder at any time with or without cause.
(d) No shares of Common Stock will be issued or transferred pursuant to a Stock
Option unless and until all then applicable requirements imposed by federal
and state securities and other laws, rules, and regulations and by any
regulatory agencies having jurisdiction, and by any stock exchanges upon
which the Common Stock may be listed, have been fully met. As a condition
precedent to the issue of shares pursuant to the exercise of a Stock
Option, Edison International may require the Holder to take any reasonable
action to meet such requirements.
(e) No Holder (individually or as a member of a group) and no beneficiary or
other person claiming under or through such Holder will have any right,
title, or interest in or to any shares of Common Stock allocated or
reserved under the Plan or subject to any Stock Option except as to such
shares of Common Stock, if any, that have been issued or transferred to
(f) Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law or the applicable rules
of a stock exchange, or to the extent the exempt status of any transaction
under Section 16 would be decreased or eliminated, and in addition to the
delegation pursuant to Section 3.2(a), the Administrator may delegate all
or any portion of its responsibilities and powers to any one or more of its
members or any other person or persons selected by it. The Administrator
may revoke such delegation at any time.
(g) Edison International may make such provisions as it deems appropriate to
withhold any taxes that it determines it is required to withhold in
connection with any Stock Option. Subject to this Subsection, however, the
Administrator, in its sole discretion and subject to such rules as the
Administrator may adopt, may permit Participants to elect to apply a
portion of the shares of Common Stock they are otherwise entitled to
receive pursuant to a Stock Option, or shares of Common Stock already
owned, to satisfy the tax withholding obligation arising from the exercise
of any Stock Option. Any shares so delivered to Edison International will
be valued at their Fair Market Value on the withholding date.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan, the number of shares of
Common Stock which may be withheld upon the exercise of any Stock Option in
order to satisfy the Holder's federal and state income and payroll tax
liabilities with respect to the exercise, receipt or vesting of the right
shall be limited to the number of shares which have a Fair Market Value on
the date of withholding equal to the aggregate amount of such liabilities
based on the minimum statutory withholding rates for federal and state tax
income and payroll tax purposes that are applicable to such supplemental
(h) No Stock Option and no right under the Plan, contingent or otherwise, will
be assignable or subject to any encumbrance, pledge, or charge of any
nature, or otherwise transferable (meaning, without limitation, that such
Stock Option or right is exercisable during the Holder's lifetime only by
him/her or by his/her guardian or legal representative) except that, under
such rules and regulations as Edison International may establish pursuant
to the terms of the Plan, a beneficiary may be designated with respect to a
Stock Option in the event of death of a Holder of such Stock Option, and
Stock Options may be transferred pursuant to a qualified domestic relations
order as defined by the Code or Title I of the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act, or the regulations promulgated thereunder. If such
beneficiary is the executor or administrator of the estate of the Holder of
such Stock Option, any rights with respect to such Stock Option may be
transferred to the person or persons or entity (including a trust) entitled
thereto under the will of the Holder of such Stock Option, or, in the case
of intestacy, under the laws relating to intestacy. Stock Options
transferred remain subject to all applicable terms, conditions and
(i) Notwithstanding Subsection (h), the Administrator will have the authority,
in its discretion, to grant (or to sanction by way of amendment of an
existing grant) Stock Options that may be transferred by the Participant
during his/her lifetime to any member of his/her immediate family or to a
trust, limited liability corporation, family limited partnership or other
equivalent vehicle, established for the exclusive benefit of one or more
members of his/her immediate family, in which case the written
documentation containing the terms and conditions of such Stock Options
will so state. A transfer of a Stock Option pursuant to this Subsection may
only be effected by the Administrator at the written request of a
Participant and will become effective only when recorded in Edison
International's record of outstanding Stock Options. In the event a Stock
Option is transferred as contemplated in this Subsection, such Stock Option
may not be subsequently transferred by the transferee except by will or the
laws of descent and distribution. In the event a Stock Option is
transferred as contemplated in this Subsection, such Stock Option will
continue to be governed by and subject to the terms, conditions and
restrictions of the Plan and the relevant grant. As used in this
Subsection, "immediate family" will mean, with respect to any person, a
spouse, child, stepchild or grandchild, and will include relationships
arising from legal adoption.
(j) No fractional shares will be issued under the Plan. Only cash payments will
be made in lieu of fractional shares.
(k) Each EIX Company will be liable for payment of any cash payable under the
Plan with respect to any Participant to the extent that such benefits are
attributable to services rendered for that EIX Company by the Participant.
Any disputes related to liability of an EIX Company for cash payments will
be resolved by the Administrator.
(l) Future services shall not constitute payment or part payment for previously
unissued shares of Common Stock to be issued upon the exercise of a Stock
(m) This Plan will be governed by the laws of the State of California.
(n) If a Stock Option is granted to an Eligible Person who thereafter becomes
an Edison International Section 16 officer or director, such Stock Option
(including without limitation any exercise or conversion or other
transaction pursuant to the terms of such Stock Option that may be deemed
to be a "purchase" or "sale" for purposes of Section 16) shall thereupon
immediately and automatically become subject to the requirements of Rule
16b-3(d)(3) (or any successor provision thereof) promulgated under Section
16 and shall be held by such Eligible Person (or any other person then duly
holding such Stock Option) until such Rule has been satisfied, any other
terms or provisions of this Plan or any instrument evidencing such Stock
Option to the contrary notwithstanding. In its sole discretion, the
Administrator may take any action it may deem necessary or advisable to
assure compliance with the requirements of such Rule, including withholding
delivery to such Eligible Person (or any such other person) of any security
(or certificate evidencing a security) or of
any other payment in any form until such time as the requirements of such
Rule have been satisfied. In his or her sole discretion, the Secretary of
Edison International may waive compliance with the requirements of such
Rule if the Secretary has determined that, for purposes of Section 16, the
acquisition and/or disposition of any securities or derivative securities
pursuant to such Stock Option by such Eligible Person is and will be
otherwise exempt from the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 16.
3.6 Amendment and Termination of the Plan.
(a) The Board will have the power, in its discretion, to amend, suspend, or
terminate the Plan at any time if, in the sole judgment of the Board, such
action is in the best interests of Edison International.
(b) The Administrator may, with the consent of a Holder, make such
modifications in the terms and conditions of any Stock Option as it deems
advisable or cancel the Stock Option (with or without consideration). No
amendment, suspension, or termination of the Plan will, without the consent
of the Holder, alter, terminate, impair, or adversely affect any right or
obligation under any Stock Option previously granted under the Plan.
3.7 Termination of Employment.
(a) The Administrator shall provide in the terms and conditions of any Stock
Option at the time of grant the extent to which termination of employment
will shorten the period for exercising a Stock Option.
(b) In the event a Holder of a Stock Option ceases to be an employee, the
Holder must have been a Participant for the entire incentive or vesting
period applicable to the Stock Option in order to be eligible for the full
amount of any such Stock Option. Pro-rata awards may be distributed to
Participants who are discharged or who terminate their employment for
reasons other than incompetence, misconduct or fraud, or who retired or
became disabled during the incentive period, or who were Participants for
less than the full incentive period. A pro-rata award may be made to a
Participant's designated beneficiary in the event of death of a Participant
during an incentive period prior to an award being made.
(c) The Administrator may in its sole discretion determine, with respect to a
Stock Option, that any Holder who is on a leave of absence for any reason
will be considered as still in the employ of an EIX Company, provided that
rights to such Stock Option during an unpaid leave of absence will be
limited to the extent to which such right was earned or vested at the
commencement of such leave of absence.
(d) The Administrator may vary the requirements of this Section 3.7 in the
terms and conditions of a Stock Option at the time of grant, or on a
case-by-case basis thereafter, as it deems appropriate and in the best
interests of Edison International. The Administrator may accelerate the
vesting of all, or a portion of any Stock Option, and may extend the
above-described exercise periods to as long as the term provided in the
terms and conditions of the original Stock Option.
Whenever the following terms are used in this Plan, they will have the
meanings specified below unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"Administrator" is the Committee.
"Beneficial Owner" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Rule 13d-3
of the General Rules and Regulations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
"Board of Directors" or "Board" means the Board of Directors of Edison
"Cause" means the occurrence of either or both of the following:
(a) The Participant's conviction of, or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to,
an act of fraud, embezzlement, theft, or other act constituting a felony;
(b) The willful engaging by the Participant in misconduct that would have
resulted in the termination of his or her employment by his or her Employer
under its or Edison International's policies and practices applicable to
the Participant in effect immediately prior to the start of the Protected
Period; however, no act or failure to act, on the Participant's part, shall
be considered "willful" unless done, or omitted to be done, by the
Participant not in good faith and without reasonable belief that his or her
action or omission was in the best interest of Edison International and his
or her Employer.
"Change in Control" shall be deemed to have occurred as of the first day that
any one or more of the following conditions shall have been satisfied:
(a) Any Person (other than a trustee or other fiduciary holding securities
under an employee benefit plan of Edison International or other EIX
Company) becomes the Beneficial Owner, directly or indirectly, of
securities of Edison International representing thirty percent (30%) or
more of the combined voting power of Edison International's then
outstanding securities. For purposes of this clause, "Person" shall not
include one or more underwriters acquiring newly-issued voting securities
(or securities convertible into voting securities) directly from Edison
International with a view towards distribution.
(b) On any day after the Effective Date (the "Measurement Date") Continuing
Directors cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the Board. A
director is a "Continuing Director" if he or she either:
(i) was a member of the Board on the applicable Initial Date (an "Initial
(ii) was elected to the Board, or was nominated for election by Edison
International's shareholders, by a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3)
of the Initial Directors then in office.
A member of the Board who was not a Director on the applicable Initial
Date shall be deemed to be an Initial Director for purposes of clause
(ii) above if his or her election, or nomination for election by
Edison International's shareholders, was approved by a vote of at
least two-thirds (2/3) of the Initial Directors (including directors
elected after the applicable Initial Date who are deemed to be Initial
Directors by applicable of this provision) then in office.
"Initial Date" means the later of (i) the Effective Date or (ii) the
date that is two (2) years before the Measurement Date.
(c) Edison International is liquidated; all or substantially all of Edison
International's assets are sold in one or a series of related transactions;
or Edison International is merged, consolidated, or reorganized with or
involving any other corporation, other than a merger, consolidation, or
reorganization that results in the voting securities of Edison
International outstanding immediately prior thereto continuing to represent
(either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting
securities of the surviving entity) more than fifty percent (50%) of the
combined voting power of the voting securities of Edison International (or
such surviving entity) outstanding immediately after such merger,
consolidation, or reorganization.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, a bankruptcy of Edison International or a
sale or spin-off of an Edison International subsidiary (short of a
dissolution of Edison International or a liquidation of substantially all
of Edison International's assets, determined on an aggregate basis) will
not constitute a Change in Control.
(d) The consummation of such other transaction that the Board may, in its
discretion in the circumstances, declare to be a Change in Control for
purposes of this Plan.
"Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
"Committee" means those Directors on the Compensation and Executive Personnel
Committee of the Board who qualify as both "non-employee Directors" under Rule
16b-3 and "outside Directors" under Section 162(m) of the Code. The Board will
ensure at least two members are qualified to administer the Plan at all times.
"Common Stock" means the common shares of Edison International.
"Director" means a member of the Board of Directors of EIX.
"Edison International Affiliate" means any company during any period in which
it is a "subsidiary company" as that term is defined in Section 424(f) of the
"Effective Date" means May 18, 2000.
"EIX Company" means Edison International or an Edison International
"Eligible Person" means each full-time employee of an EIX Company who is an
"exempt employee" as defined under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
"Employer" means the EIX Company that employs or last employed the
"Fair Market Value" means the average of the highest and lowest sale prices
for the Common Stock as reported in the western edition of The Wall Street
Journal for the New York Stock Exchange Composite Transactions for the date as
of which such determination is made or, if such report is not available, as
reported in any other generally recognized source as determined by the
"Good Reason" means, without the Participant's express written consent, the
occurrence of any one or more of the following:
(a) A material reduction in the nature or status of the Participant's
authorities, duties, and/or responsibilities (when such authorities,
duties, and/or responsibilities are viewed in the aggregate) from their
level in effect on the day immediately prior to the start of the Protected
(b) A reduction by the Participant's Employer in the Participant's base salary
as in effect on the day immediately prior to the start of the Protected
(c) A material reduction by Edison International or by the Participant's
Employer of the Participant's aggregate welfare benefits and/or incentive
opportunities under Edison International's and/or the Employer's short
and/or long-term incentive programs, as such benefits and opportunities
exist on the day immediately prior to the start of the Protected Period and
when viewed on an aggregate basis.
(d) Any other event defined as "Good Reason" in any severance plan that covers
the Participant or any severance agreement to which the Participant is a
"Holder" means a person holding a Stock Option.
"Participant" is an Eligible Person who has been granted a Stock Option.
"Person" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term in Section 3(a)(9) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and used in Sections 13(d) and
14(d) thereof, including a group as contemplated by Sections 13(d)(3) and
"Plan" means the 2000 Equity Plan as set forth herein, which may be amended
"Potential Change in Control" shall be deemed to have occurred as of the
first day that any one or more of the following conditions shall have been
(a) Any Person (other than a trustee or other fiduciary holding securities
under an employee benefit plan of Edison International or other EIX
Company): (i) announces an intention to take action which, if consummated,
would result in a Change of Control; or (ii) becomes the Beneficial Owner,
directly or indirectly, of securities of Edison International representing
fifteen percent (15%) or more of the combined voting power of Edison
International's then outstanding securities. For purposes of this clause,
"Person" shall not include one or more underwriters acquiring newly-issued
voting securities (or securities convertible into voting securities)
directly from Edison International with a view towards distribution.
(b) Edison International enters into an agreement that, if consummated, would
result in a Change in Control.
(c) The Board declares that a Potential Change in Control has occurred for
purposes of this Plan.
(d) The shareholders of Edison International approve a transaction that, if
consummated, would constitute a Change in Control of Edison International.
"Pricing Date" means the date the Stock Option is granted except that the
Administrator may provide that the Pricing Date is the date the recipient is
hired or promoted if the grant of the Stock Option occurs within 90 days of such
"Protected Period" means the period related to a Change in Control that
begins on the date of the related Potential Change in Control (or, if no
Potential Change in Control occurs with respect to the event, the date that is
six months before the actual Change in Control) and ends on the date of the
Change in Control.
"Rule 16b-3" means Rule 16b-3 (or any successor provision thereof)
promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
"Stock Option" means an option granted pursuant to Section 2.2 of the Plan.
"Stock Unit" means a non-voting unit of measurement that is deemed for
bookkeeping purposes to be equivalent to one outstanding share of Common Stock
(subject to adjustment).
John H. Kelly
John H. Kelly