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Stockholder Rights Plan

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Stockholder Rights Plan
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Jun. 30, 2017
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Stockholder Rights Plan

11. STOCKHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

On January 28, 2016, the Company announced that the Board of Directors had adopted a stockholders rights plan (the “Rights Plan”). To implement the Rights Plan, the Board of Directors declared a dividend distribution of one right for each outstanding share of Company common stock, par value $.01 per share, to holders of record of the shares of common stock at the close of business on January 29, 2016. Each right entitles the registered holder to purchase from the Company one one-thousandth of a share of preferred stock, par value $.01 per share. The rights were distributed as a non-taxable dividend and will expire on January 29, 2026. The rights were evidenced by the underlying Company common stock, and no separate preferred stock purchase rights certificates have been distributed. The rights to acquire preferred stock are not immediately exercisable and will become exercisable only if a person or group, other than Exempt Persons (as defined in the Rights Plan agreement), acquires or commences a tender offer for 9.8% or more of the Company’s common stock. If a person or group, other than an Exempt Person, acquires or commences a tender offer for 9.8% or more of the Company’s common stock, each holder of a right, except the acquirer, will be entitled, subject to the Company’s right to redeem or exchange the right, to exercise, at an exercise price of $12, the right to purchase one one-thousandth of a share of the Company’s newly created Series A Participating Preferred Stock, or the number of shares of Company common stock equal to the holder’s number of rights multiplied by the exercise price and divided by 50% of the market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of the occurrence of such an event. The Company’s Board of Directors may terminate the Rights Plan at any time or redeem the rights, for $0.01 per right, at any time before a person acquires 9.8% or more of the Company’s common stock. This Rights Plan replaced the Company’s stockholders rights plan dated November 25, 2015, which expired on its own terms on March 24, 2016.