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Section 1: S-8 (S-8)

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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
On March 2, 2018
 Registration No. 333-__________
    
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
___________________

FORM S-8

REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
Maryland
1-12386
13-3717318
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

One Penn Plaza, Suite 4015
New York, NY 10119-4015
(Address of principal executive offices)

Lexington Realty Trust
Amended and Restated
2011 Equity-Based Award Plan
(Full title of the plan)

T. Wilson Eglin
President and Chief Executive Officer
One Penn Plaza, Suite 4015
New York, NY 10119-4015
(212) 692-7200
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service):

Copies to:
Joseph S. Bonventre, Esq.
General Counsel
Lexington Realty Trust
One Penn Plaza, Suite 4015
New York, NY 10119-4015
(212) 692-7200
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.







(Check one):
Large accelerated filer ý
Non-accelerated filer ¨ (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Accelerated filer ¨
Smaller reporting company ¨
Emerging growth company ¨

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.


CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of each class of securities to be registered
Amount to be Registered (1)
Proposed maximum offering price per Share (2)
Proposed maximum aggregate
offering price (2)
Amount of
registration fee
Common shares of beneficial interest classified as common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”)
4,178,397
shares (3)
$8.04
$33,594,311.88
$4,182.49

(1)
9,150,675 shares of Common Stock of Lexington Realty Trust (the “Registrant”) were previously registered pursuant to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form S-8, Registration No. 333-175618 (the “2011 Registration Statement”) with respect to the Lexington Realty Trust 2011 Equity-Based Award Plan (the “Original Plan”), amended and restated effective May 16, 2017 (as amended and restated, the “Amended and Restated Plan”). This Registration Statement on Form S-8 is filed to register an additional 3,399,775 shares of Common Stock with respect to the Amended and Restated Plan, which are available for issuance thereunder. Therefore, the Registrant is paying an additional registration fee of $3,045.06 with this Registration Statement. In accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8, the Registrant incorporates by reference 778,622 shares of Common Stock that were registered pursuant to the 2011 Registration Statement and that remain to be issued under the Amended and Restated Plan. Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act of 1933 (as amended, the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers such number of additional securities as may be issued to prevent dilution from stock splits, stock dividends or similar transactions.

(2)
Estimated pursuant to Rule 457(c) under the Securities Act solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee based upon the average of the high and low reported sale prices of the Common Shares on The New York Stock Exchange on February 28, 2018. The registration fee of $4,182.49 is offset by $1,137.43 of registration fees with respect to 778,622 unsold shares of Common Stock that were registered pursuant to the 2011 Registration Statement. As a result, $3,045.06 is being paid herewith.

(3)
Represents 778,622 shares of Common Stock that were previously reserved for issuance under the Original Plan and 3,399,775 shares of Common Stock that are being reserved hereby for issuance under the Amended and Restated Plan.





PART I - INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE SECTION 10(a) PROSPECTUS

In accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8, the Registrant incorporates by reference the contents of the 2011 Registration Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2011.

PART II - INFORMATION REQUIRED IN THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT

In accordance with General Instruction E to Form S-8, the Registrant incorporates by reference the contents of the 2011 Registration Statement, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2011.

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference.

The following documents are hereby incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement:

1.
The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2018;

2.
The Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 19, 2018; and

3.
The “Description of Common Shares” contained in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-223257), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 27, 2018.

In addition, all documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) on or after the date of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered have been sold or which deregisters all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Item 4. Description of Securities.

Not applicable.

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel.

The Company has agreed to indemnify and hold KPMG LLP (“KPMG”) harmless against and from any and all legal costs and expenses incurred by KPMG in successful defense of any legal action or proceeding that arises as a result of KPMG's consent to the inclusion (or incorporation by reference) of its audit report on the Company's past financial statements included (or incorporated by reference) in this Registration Statement.

Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers.
    
The Company is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, formed under the laws of the State of Maryland. The Maryland REIT Law and Section 2-418 of the Maryland General Corporation Law generally permit indemnification of any trustee or officer made a party to any proceedings by reason of





service as a trustee or officer unless it is established that (i) the act or omission of such person was material to the matter giving rise to the proceeding and was committed in bad faith or was the result of active and deliberate dishonesty; (ii) such person actually received an improper personal benefit in money, property or services; or (iii) in the case of any criminal proceeding, such person had reasonable cause to believe that the act or omission was unlawful. The indemnity may include judgments, penalties, fines, settlements and reasonable expenses actually incurred by the trustee or officer in connection with the proceeding, but if the proceeding is one by or in the right of the company, indemnification is not permitted with respect to any proceeding in which the trustee or officer has been adjudged to be liable to the company, or if the proceeding is one charging improper personal benefit to the trustee or officer, whether or not involving action in the trustee's or officer's official capacity, indemnification of the trustee or officer is not permitted if the trustee or officer was adjudged to be liable on the basis that personal benefit was improperly received. The termination of any proceeding by conviction or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent, or any entry of an order of probation prior to judgment, creates a rebuttable presumption that the trustee or officer did not meet the requisite standard of conduct required for permitted indemnification. The termination of any proceeding by judgment, order or settlement, however, does not create a presumption that the trustee or officer failed to meet the requisite standard of conduct for permitted indemnification.

Pursuant to the Company’s declaration of trust, the Company’s trustees and officers are, and will be, indemnified against certain liabilities. The Company’s declaration of trust requires the Company to indemnify its trustees and officers to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of Maryland. The Company’s declaration of trust also provides that, to the fullest extent permitted under Maryland law, the Company’s trustees and officers will not be personally liable to the Company or its shareholders for money damages.

The foregoing reference is necessarily subject to the complete text of the Company’s declaration of trust and the statutes referred to above and is qualified in its entirety by reference thereto.

The Company has also entered into indemnification agreements with certain officers and trustees for the purpose of indemnifying such persons from certain claims and actions in their capacities as such.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed.

Not applicable.

Item 8. Exhibits.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







Item 9. Undertakings.

(a) The Company hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective Registration Statement; and

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the Registration Statement or any material change to such information in the Registration Statement; provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) of this section do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Company pursuant to section 13 or section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new Registration Statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(b) The undersigned Company hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the Company's annual report pursuant to section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan's annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Company pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Company has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Company of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Company in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Company will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has





been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.







SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the Company certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of New York, State of New York, on March 2, 2018.

LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ T. Wilson Eglin
Name: T.Wilson Eglin
Title: Chief Executive Officer

POWER OF ATTORNEY
Each person whose signature appears below authorizes T. Wilson Eglin and Patrick Carroll, and each of them, each of whom may act without joinder of the other, as his/her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him/her and in his/her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to execute in the name of each such person who is then an officer or trustee of Lexington Realty Trust, and to file any amendments (including post effective amendments) to this Registration Statement and any registration statement for the same offering filed pursuant to Rule 462 under the Securities Act, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he/she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or their substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the date indicated:

Signature
Title
Date
/s/ E. Robert Roskind
Chairman
March 2, 2018
E. Robert Roskind
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ T. Wilson Eglin
 Chief Executive Officer,
President and Trustee
(principal executive officer)
March 2, 2018
T. Wilson Eglin
 
 
 
 
/s/ Patrick Carroll
Chief Financial Officer,
Executive Vice President and Treasurer
(principal financial officer)
March 2, 2018
Patrick Carroll
 
 
 
 
/s/ Beth Boulerice
Executive Vice President and
Chief Accounting Officer
(principal accounting officer)
March 2, 2018
Beth Boulerice
 






/s/ Harold First
Trustee
March 2, 2018
Harold First
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Richard S. Frary
Trustee
March 2, 2018
Richard S. Frary
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Lawrence L. Gray
Trustee
March 2, 2018
Lawrence L. Gray
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Jamie Handwerker
Trustee
March 2, 2018
Jamie Handwerker
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Claire A. Koeneman
Trustee
March 2, 2018
Claire A. Koeneman
 
 
 
 
 
/s/ Howard Roth
Trustee
March 2, 2018
Howard Roth
 
 



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Section 2: EX-4.1 (EXHIBIT 4.1)

Exhibit



Exhibit 4.1
LEXINGTON REALTY TRUST

AMENDED AND RESTATED 2011 EQUITY-BASED AWARD PLAN

___________________

Plan Document
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1.    Introduction.

(a)Purpose. By resolution of the Compensation Committee of its Board of Trustees approved on March 27, 2017 (the “Committee Approval Date”), Lexington Realty Trust (the “Company”) hereby establishes this amended and restated equity-based incentive compensation plan to be known as the “Lexington Realty Trust Amended and Restated 2011 Equity-Based Award Plan” (the “Plan”). The 2011 Equity-Based Award Plan was originally established on March 28, 2011 by the Company’s Board of Trustees for the following purposes: (i) to enhance the Company's ability to attract highly qualified personnel; (ii) to strengthen its retention capabilities; (iii) to enhance the long-term performance and competitiveness of the Company; and (iv) to ensure that the interests of Plan participants align with those of the Company's shareholders. This Plan, as amended and restated, is intended to continue to achieve such purposes and to serve as the sole source for all future equity-based awards to those eligible for Plan participation.

(b)Effective Date. This Plan shall become effective on the date (the “Effective Date”) upon which it has received approval by a vote of a majority of the votes cast at a duly held meeting of the Company's shareholders (or by such other shareholder vote that the Committee determines to be sufficient for the issuance of Shares and Awards according to the Company's governing documents and Applicable Law).

(c)Definitions. Terms used herein and in Appendix I that begin with an initial capital letter shall have the meanings set forth in Appendix I or elsewhere in this Plan, unless the context of their use clearly indicates a different meaning.

(d)Effect on Other Plans, Awards, and Arrangements. This Plan is not intended to affect, and shall not affect, any share options, equity- based compensation, or other benefits that the Company or its Affiliates may have provided, or may provide in the future, pursuant to any agreement, plan, or program that is independent of this Plan.

2.    Types of Awards. The Plan permits, but does not require, the granting of the following types of Awards according to the Sections of the Plan listed below:

Section 5
Share Options
Section 6
Shares Appreciation Rights (“SARs”)
Section 7
Restricted Share, Restricted Share Unit (“RSUs”) and Unrestricted Share Awards
Section 8
Performance Compensation Awards
Section 9
Dividends Equivalent Rights

3.        Shares Available for Awards.

(a)Generally. Subject to Section 12 below, from the Effective Date, a total of 5,329,790 Shares shall be available for issuance under the Plan, constituting 5,000,000 Shares plus 329,790 Shares underlying unexercised Share Options as of the Committee Approval Date, awarded under the Plan prior to its amendment and restatement. The Shares deliverable pursuant to Awards shall be authorized but unissued Shares, or Shares that the Company otherwise holds in treasury or in trust.



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(b)Replenishment; Counting of Shares. If an Award expires or becomes un-exercisable without having been exercised in full or, with respect to Restricted Shares, Restricted Share Units, or Performance Units, is forfeited to the Company, the unpurchased Shares (or for Awards other than Options or SARs, the forfeited Shares) which were subject thereto will become available for future grant or sale under this Plan, unless this Plan has terminated. With respect to SARs, all of the Shares covered by the Award (that is, Shares actually issued pursuant to a SAR, as well as the Shares that represent payment of the exercise price therefor) will cease to be available under this Plan. Shares that actually have been issued under this Plan under any Award will not revert to this Plan and will not become available for future distribution under this Plan; provided, however, that if Shares issued pursuant to Awards of Restricted Shares are forfeited to the Company, such Shares will become available for future grant under this Plan. Shares: (i) used to pay the exercise price of an Award, (ii) used to satisfy the Withholding Tax obligations related to an Award, or (iii) re-acquired by the Company on the open market or otherwise using cash proceeds from the exercise of Options will be deemed used under this Plan and will not become available for future grant or sale under this Plan. To the extent that an Award under this Plan is paid out in cash rather than Shares, such cash payment will not result in reducing the number of Shares available for issuance under this Plan. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and subject to adjustment as provided in Section 13, the maximum number of Shares that may be issued upon the exercise of ISOs will equal the aggregate Share number stated in Section 3(a), plus, to the extent allowable under Code Section 422, any Shares that become available for issuance under this Plan pursuant to this Section 3(b).

4.        Eligibility.

(a)General Rule. Subject to the express provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall determine from the class of Eligible Persons those Persons to whom Awards may be granted, the number of Shares subject to each Award, the price (if any) to be paid for the Shares or the Award and, in the case of Performance Awards, in addition to matters discussed in Section 8 below, the specific objectives, goals and performance criteria that further define the Performance Award. The Committee may grant ISOs only to Employees of the Company or any of its Affiliates that is a “parent corporation” or “subsidiary corporation” within the meaning of Section 424 of the Code, and may grant all other Awards to any Eligible Person. A Participant who has been granted an Award may be granted an additional Award or Awards in accordance with the terms of this Plan if the Committee shall so determine, if such person is otherwise an Eligible Person.

(b)Documentation of Award. Each Award shall be evidenced by an Award Agreement signed by the Company and by the Participant. The Award Agreement shall set forth the material terms and conditions of the Award established by the Committee, and each Award shall be subject to the terms and conditions set forth in Sections 13, 22 and 23 unless otherwise specifically provided in an Award Agreement.

(c)    Option and SAR Limits per Participant. During each year of the Plan, no Participant may receive Options and/or SARs that relate to more than 20% of the number of Shares designated in Section 3(a), as such number may be adjusted pursuant to Section 12 below.

(d)Minimum Vesting for Awards. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary, Awards that are subject to vesting shall become vested on a pro rata basis over a period of not less than one year following the Date of Grant; provided, however, that, notwithstanding the foregoing, such Awards that result in the issuance of an aggregate of up to 5% of the maximum number of Shares available at any time pursuant to Section 3(a) may be granted without respect to such minimum vesting provision.

5.        Share Options.

(a)Grants. Subject to the special rules for ISOs set forth in the next paragraph, the Committee may grant Options to Eligible Persons pursuant to Award Agreements (i) that set forth terms and conditions that are not inconsistent with the Plan, that may be immediately exercisable or that may become exercisable in whole or in part based on future events or conditions, (ii) that may include vesting or other requirements for the right to exercise the Options, and (iii) that may differ for any reason from those granted to other Eligible Persons or classes of Eligible Persons, provided in all instances that:

(A) the exercise price for Shares subject to purchase through exercise of an Option shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of the underlying Shares on the Grant Date; and

(B) no Option shall be exercisable for a term ending more than ten years after the Grant Date for such Option.

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(b)Special ISO Provisions. The following provisions shall control any grants of Options that are denominated as ISOs; provided that ISOs may not be awarded unless the Plan receives shareholder approval within twelve (12) months after its Committee Approval Date, and provided further that ISOs may not be granted more than ten (10) years after the Board approves the Plan.

(i)Eligibility. The Committee may grant ISOs only to Employees of the Company or any of its Affiliates that is a “parent corporation” or “subsidiary corporation” within the meaning of Code Section 424.

(ii)Documentation. Each Option that is intended to be an ISO must be designated as an ISO in the Award Agreement, provided that any Option that is designated as an ISO will not be an ISO to the extent that such Option fails to meet the requirements of Code Section 422 or the provisions of this Section 5(b). In the case of an ISO, the Committee shall determine on the Grant Date the acceptable methods of paying the exercise price for Shares and shall include such methods in the applicable Award Agreement.

(iii)$100,000 Limit. To the extent that the aggregate Fair Market Value of Shares with respect to which ISOs first become exercisable by a Participant in any calendar year (including those granted under this Plan and any other plan of the Company or any of its Affiliates) exceeds U.S. $100,000, such excess Options shall be treated as Non-ISOs. For purposes of determining whether the U.S. $100,000 limit is exceeded, the Fair Market Value of the Shares subject to an ISO shall be determined as of the Grant Date. In reducing the number of Options treated as ISOs to meet the U.S. $100,000 limit, the most recently granted Options shall be reduced first. In the event that Code Section 422 is amended to alter the limitation set forth therein, the limitation of this paragraph shall be automatically adjusted accordingly.

(iv) Grants to 10% Holders. In the case of an ISO granted to an Employee who is a Ten Percent Holder on the Grant Date, the ISO's term shall not exceed five (5) years from the Grant Date, and the exercise price shall be at least 110% of the Fair Market Value of the underlying Shares as of the Grant Date. In the event that Code Section 422 is amended to alter the limitations set forth therein, the limitation of this paragraph shall be automatically adjusted accordingly.

(v) Substitution of Options. In the event that the Company or its Affiliate acquires (whether by purchase, merger, or otherwise) all or substantially all of the outstanding capital stock or assets of another corporation, or in the event of any reorganization or other transaction qualifying under Code Section 424, the Committee may, in accordance with the provisions of Code Section 424, substitute ISOs for ISOs previously granted under the plan of the acquired company provided (A) the excess of the aggregate Fair Market Value of the Shares subject to an ISO immediately after the substitution over the aggregate exercise price of such Shares is not more than the similar excess immediately before such substitution, and (B) the new ISO does not give additional benefits to the Participant, including any extension of the exercise period.

(vi)Notice of Disqualifying Dispositions. By executing an Award Agreement for ISOs, each Participant agrees to notify the Company in writing immediately after the Participant sells, transfers or otherwise disposes of any Shares acquired through exercise of the ISO, if such disposition occurs within the earlier of (A) two years of the Grant Date, or (B) one (1) year after the exercise of the ISO being exercised. Each Participant further agrees to provide any information about a disposition of Shares as may be requested by the Company from time to time.

(c)Method of Exercise. Each Option may be exercised, in whole or in part (provided, that the Company shall not be required to issue fractional Shares) at any time and from time to time prior to its expiration, but only pursuant to the terms of the applicable Award Agreement and subject to the times, circumstances, and conditions for exercise contained in the applicable Award Agreement. Exercise shall occur by delivery of both written notice of exercise to a designated Employee of the Company and payment of the full exercise price for the Shares being purchased. Unless otherwise specified in an Award Agreement, the exercise price of Options held by any Participant shall be satisfied through a net exercise by surrendering to the Company Shares otherwise receivable upon exercise of the Option having a Fair Market Value on the date of exercise equal to the aggregate exercise price of the Shares as to which the Option is being exercised.

The Company shall not deliver Shares pursuant to the exercise of an Option until the Company has received sufficient Shares (and/or funds to the extent otherwise permitted pursuant to any Award Agreement) to cover the full exercise

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price due and all applicable Withholding Taxes required by reason of such exercise.

Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan to the contrary, no Participant who is a Trustee or an “executive officer” of the Company within the meaning of Section 13(k) of the Exchange Act shall be permitted to make payment with respect to any Awards granted under the Plan, or to continue any extension of credit with respect to such payment, with a loan from the Company or a loan arranged by the Company in violation of Section 13(k) of the Exchange Act.

(d)Exercise of an Unvested Option. Unvested Options shall not be exercisable by the Participant.

(e)Termination of Continuous Service. The Committee may establish and set forth in the applicable Award Agreement or employment- related agreements the terms and conditions on which an Option shall remain exercisable, if at all, following termination of a Participant's Continuous Service. The Committee may waive or modify these provisions at any time. To the extent that a Participant is not entitled to exercise an Option at the date of his or her termination of Continuous Service, or if the Participant (or other person entitled to exercise the Option) does not exercise the Option to the extent so entitled within the time specified in the Award Agreement, the relevant employment-related agreements or below (as applicable), the Option shall terminate, and the Shares underlying the unexercised portion of the Option shall revert to the Plan and become available for future Awards. In no event may any Option be exercised after the expiration of the Option term as set forth in the Award Agreement.

The following provisions shall apply to the extent an Award Agreement or an employment-related agreement does not specify the terms and conditions upon which an Option shall terminate when there is a termination of a Participant’s Continuous Service:

Reason for terminating Continuous Service
Option Termination Date
 
 
(I)By the Company for Cause, or what would have been Cause if the Company had known all of the relevant facts.
Termination of the Participant’s Continuous Service, or when Cause first existed, if earlier.
 
 
(II)Disability of the Participant.
Within six (6) months after termination of the Participant’s Continuous Service.
(III)Retirement of the Participant.
Within six (6) months (three (3) months in the case of ISOs) after termination of the Participant’s Continuous Service.
(IV)Death of the Participant during Continuous Service or within ninety (90) days thereafter.
Within six (6) months after termination of the Participant’s Continuous Service.
(V)Any other reason.
Within ninety (90) days after termination of the Participant’s Continuous Service.
 
 

If there is a Securities and Exchange Commission blackout period (or a Company-imposed blackout period) that prohibits the buying or selling of Shares during any part of the ten (10)-day period before the expiration of any Option based on the termination of a Participant's Continuous Service (as described above), the period for exercising the Options shall be extended until ten (10) days beyond when such blackout period ends.

Notwithstanding any provision herein or within an Award Agreement, no Option shall ever be exercisable after the expiration date of its original term as set forth in the Award Agreement.

6.        SARS.

(a)Grants. The Committee may grant SARs to Eligible Persons pursuant to Award Agreements setting forth terms and conditions that are not inconsistent with the Plan; provided that:

(i)the exercise price for the Shares subject to each SAR shall not be less than the Fair Market Value of the underlying Shares as of the Grant Date (unless the Award replaces a previously issued Option or SAR);

(ii) no SAR shall be exercisable for a term ending more than ten (10) years after its Grant Date; and

(iii) each SAR shall, except to the extent that an Award Agreement for an SAR (an “SAR Award Agreement”) provides otherwise, be subject to the provisions of Section 5(e) relating to the effect of a termination of Participant's Continuous Service, with “SAR” being substituted for “Option.”


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(b)Settlement. Subject to the Plan's terms, a SAR shall entitle the Participant, upon exercise of the SAR, to receive Shares having a Fair Market Value on the date of exercise equal to the product of the number of Shares as to which the SAR is being exercised, and the excess of (i) the Fair Market Value, on such date, of the Shares covered by the exercised SAR, over (ii) an exercise price designated in the SAR Award Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a SAR Award Agreement may limit the total settlement value that the Participant will be entitled to receive upon the SAR's exercise, and may provide for settlement either in cash or in any combination of cash or Shares that the Committee may authorize pursuant to an Award Agreement. If, on the date on which a SAR or portion thereof is to expire, the Fair Market Value of the underlying Shares exceeds their aggregate exercise price of such SAR, then the SAR shall be deemed exercised, and the Participant shall within ten (10) days thereafter receive the Shares that would have been issued on such date if the Participant had affirmatively exercised the SAR on that date.

(c)SARs related to Options. The Committee may grant SARs either concurrently with the grant of an Option or with respect to an outstanding Option, in which case the SAR shall extend to all or a portion of the Shares covered by the related Option, and shall have an exercise price that is not less than the exercise price of the related Option. A SAR shall entitle the Participant who holds the related Option, upon exercise of the SAR and surrender of the related Option, or portion thereof, to the extent that the SAR and related Option each were previously unexercised, to receive payment of an amount determined pursuant to Section 6(b) above. Any SAR granted in tandem with an ISO will contain such terms as may be required to comply with the provisions of Code Section 422.

(d)Effect on Available Shares. All SARs that may be settled in Shares shall be counted in full against the number of Shares available for award under the Plan, regardless of the number of Shares actually issued upon settlement of the SARs.

7.    Restricted Shares, RSUs, and Unrestricted Share Awards.

(a)Grant. The Committee may grant Restricted Share, RSU, or Unrestricted Share Awards to Eligible Persons, in all cases pursuant to Award Agreements setting forth terms and conditions that are not inconsistent with the Plan. The Committee shall establish as to each Restricted Share or RSU Award the number of Shares deliverable or subject to the Award (which number may be determined by a written formula), and the period or periods of time (the “Restriction Period”) at the end of which all or some restrictions specified in the Award Agreement shall lapse, and the Participant shall receive unrestricted Shares (and cash to the extent provided in the Award Agreement) in settlement of the Award. Such restrictions may include, without limitation, restrictions concerning dividend and voting rights and transferability, and such restrictions may lapse separately or in combination at such times and pursuant to such circumstances or based on such criteria as selected by the Committee, including, without limitation, criteria based on the Participant's duration of employment, directorship or consultancy with the Company, individual, group, or divisional performance criteria, Company performance, or other criteria selection by the Committee. The Committee may make Restricted Share and RSU Awards with or without the requirement for payment of cash or other consideration. In addition, the Committee may grant Awards hereunder in the form of Unrestricted Shares which shall vest in full upon the Grant Date or such other date as the Committee may determine or which the Committee may issue pursuant to any program under which one or more Eligible Persons (selected by the Committee in its sole discretion) elect to pay for such Shares or to receive Unrestricted Shares in lieu of cash bonuses that would otherwise be paid.

(b)Vesting and Forfeiture. The Committee shall set forth, in an Award Agreement granting Restricted Shares or RSUs, the terms and conditions under which the Participant's interest in the Restricted Shares or the Shares subject to RSUs will become vested and non-forfeitable. Except as set forth in the applicable Award Agreement or in employment-related agreements or as the Committee otherwise determines, upon termination of a Participant's Continuous Service for any reason, the Participant shall forfeit his or her Restricted Shares and RSUs to the extent the Participant's interest therein has not vested on or before such termination date; provided that if a Participant purchases Restricted Shares and forfeits them for any reason, the Company shall return the purchase price to the Participant to the extent either set forth in an Award Agreement or required by Applicable Laws.

(c)Account for Restricted Shares. Unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement, the Company shall hold Restricted Shares in a book-entry restricted account until the restrictions on such Shares lapse, and the Participant shall provide the Company with appropriate stock powers endorsed in blank. The Participant's failure to provide such stock powers within ten (10) days after receiving a written request from the Company therefor shall entitle the Committee to unilaterally declare a forfeiture of all or some of the Participant's Restricted Shares.

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(d)Section 83(b) Elections. A Participant may make an election under Code Section 83(b) (the “Section 83(b) Election”) with respect to Restricted Shares. A Participant who has received RSUs may, within ten (10) days after receiving the RSU Award, provide the Committee with a written notice of his or her desire to make Section 83(b) Election with respect to the Shares subject to such RSUs. The Committee may in its discretion convert the Participant's RSUs into Restricted Shares, on a one-for-one basis, in full satisfaction of the Participant's RSU Award. The Participant may then make a Section 83(b) Election with respect to those Restricted Shares; provided that the Participant's Section 83(b) Election will be invalid if not filed with the Company and the appropriate U.S. tax authorities within 30 days after the Grant Date of the RSUs that are thereafter replaced by the Restricted Shares.

(e)Issuance of Shares upon Vesting. As soon as practicable after vesting of a Participant's Restricted Shares (or of the right to receive Shares underlying RSUs), the Company shall deliver to the Participant, free from vesting restrictions, one Share for each surrendered and vested Restricted Share (or deliver one Share free of the vesting restriction for each vested RSU), unless an Award Agreement provides otherwise and subject to Section 10 regarding Withholding Taxes. No fractional Shares shall be distributed, and cash shall be paid in lieu thereof.

8.    Performance Compensation Awards.

(a)Performance Units. Subject to the limitations set forth in paragraph (b) hereof, the Committee may in its discretion grant Performance Awards, including Performance Units to any Eligible Person and Performance Unit Awards that (i) have substantially the same financial benefits and other terms and conditions as Options, SARs or RSUs, but (ii) are settled only in cash. All Awards hereunder shall be made pursuant to Award Agreements setting forth terms and conditions that are not inconsistent with the Plan.

(b)Performance Compensation Awards. Subject to the limitations set forth herein, the Committee may, at the time of grant of a Performance Award, designate it as a “Performance Compensation Award” (payable in cash or Shares) in order that such Award constitutes, “qualified performance-based compensation” under Code Section 162(m), and has terms and conditions designed to qualify as such. With respect to each such Performance Compensation Award, the Committee shall establish, in writing within the time required under Code Section 162(m), a Performance Period, Performance Measure(s), and Performance Formula(e). Once established for a Performance Period, the Performance Measure(s) and Performance Formula(e) shall not be amended or otherwise modified to the extent such amendment or modification would cause the compensation payable pursuant to the Award to fail to constitute qualified performance-based compensation under Code Section 162(m).

A Participant shall be eligible to receive payment in respect of a Performance Compensation Award only to the extent that the Performance Measure(s) for such Award is achieved and the Performance Formula(e) as applied against such Performance Measure(s) determines that all or some portion of such Participant's Award has been earned for the Performance Period. As soon as practicable after the close of each Performance Period, the Committee shall review and certify in writing whether, and to what extent, the Performance Measure(s) for the Performance Period have been achieved and, if so, determine and certify in writing the amount of the Performance Compensation Award to be paid to the Participant. In addition, notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may, if and to the limited extent specifically provided in the Award Agreement, reduce or eliminate the amount of the payable pursuant to a Performance Compensation Award through the use of Negative Discretion in the event that exceptional circumstances arise which, in the judgment of the Committee, would result in payouts not consistent with the intentions of the Committee at the inception of the Plan or the Award or would otherwise cause the Plan to operate in a manner inconsistent with the best interests of the Company.

(c)Limitations on Awards. The maximum Performance Award that any one Participant may receive for any one Performance Period shall not together exceed twenty percent (20%) of the total number of Shares reserved under Section 3 above for Awards (or, for Performance Units to be settled in cash, the equivalent Fair Market Value as of the Effective Date of those twenty percent (20%) of such Shares).

9.    Dividend Equivalent Rights. The Committee may grant Dividend Equivalent Rights to any Eligible Person, and may do so either pursuant to an Award Agreement that is independent of any other Award (other than an Option or SAR) or through a provision in another Award that Dividend Equivalent Rights attach to the Shares underlying the Award. For example, and without limitation, the Committee may grant a Dividend Equivalent Right in respect of each Share subject to a Restricted Share Award, RSU Award, or Performance Award.



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(a)Nature of Right. Each Dividend Equivalent Right shall represent the right to receive amounts based on the dividends declared on Shares as of all dividend payment dates during the term of the Dividend Equivalent Right (as determined by the Committee). Unless otherwise determined by the Committee, a Dividend Equivalent Right shall expire upon termination of the Participant's Continuous Service, provided that a Dividend Equivalent Right that is granted as part of another Award shall have a term and an expiration date that coincides with those of the related Award.

(b)Settlement. Unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement, Dividend Equivalent Rights shall be paid out on the (i) record date for dividends if the Award occurs on a stand-alone basis, and (ii) vesting or later settlement date for another Award if the Dividend Equivalent Right is granted as part of it. Payment of all amounts determined in accordance with this Section shall be in Shares, with cash paid in lieu of fractional Shares, provided that the Committee may instead provide in an Award Agreement for cash settlement of all or part of the Dividend Equivalent Rights. Only the Shares actually issued pursuant to Dividend Equivalent Rights shall count against the limits set forth in Section 3 above.

(c)Other Terms. The Committee may impose such other terms and conditions on the grant of a Dividend Equivalent Right as it deems appropriate in its discretion as reflected by the terms of the Award Agreement. The Committee may establish a program under which Dividend Equivalent Rights may be granted in conjunction with other Awards.

10.        Taxes; Withholding.

(a)General Rule. Participants are solely responsible and liable for the satisfaction of all taxes and penalties that may arise in connection with Awards, and neither the Company or any of its Affiliates, nor any of their respective employees, directors, or agents shall have any obligation to mitigate, indemnify, or otherwise hold any Participant harmless from any or all of such taxes. The Company's obligation to deliver Shares (or to pay cash) to Participants pursuant to Awards is at all times subject to a Participant's prior or coincident satisfaction of all required Withholding Taxes. Except to the extent otherwise either provided in an Award Agreement, the Company or any of its Affiliates shall satisfy Withholding Taxes:

(i)first by withholding and cancelling the Participant's rights with respect to a number of Shares that (A) would otherwise have been delivered to the Participant pursuant to the Award, and (B) have an aggregate Fair Market Value (as of the date of withholding) equal to the Withholding Taxes;

(ii)second by withholding any cash otherwise payable to the Participant pursuant to the Award; and
(iii)finally, by withholding the cash otherwise payable to the Participant by the Company.

The number of Shares withheld and cancelled to pay a Participant's Withholding Taxes shall not be rounded up to the nearest whole Share sufficient to satisfy such taxes. In such case, the Participant shall pay to the Company that amount of cash that is equal to the amount by which the Withholding Taxes exceed the Fair Market Value of such Shares as of the date of withholding.

(b)U.S. Code Section 409A. To the extent that the Committee determines that any Award granted under the Plan is subject to Code Section 409A, the Award Agreement evidencing such Award shall incorporate the terms and conditions required by Code Section 409A. To the extent applicable, the Plan and any Award Agreements shall be interpreted in accordance with Code Section 409A and Department of Treasury regulations and other interpretive guidance issued thereunder, including, without limitation, any such regulations or other guidance that may be issued after the Effective Date. Notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary, the Committee may adopt such amendments to the Plan and the applicable Award Agreement or adopt other policies and procedures (including amendments, policies and procedures with retroactive effect), or take any other actions, that the Committee determines are necessary or appropriate (i) to exempt the Award from Code Section 409A and/or preserve the intended tax treatment of the benefits provided with respect to the Award, or (ii) to comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A and related Department of Treasury guidance and thereby avoid the application of any penalty taxes under such Section.

(c)Unfunded Tax Status. The Plan is intended to be an “unfunded” plan for incentive compensation. With respect to any payments not yet made to a Person pursuant to an Award, nothing contained in the Plan or any

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Award Agreement shall give such Person any rights that are greater than those of a general creditor of the Company or any of its Affiliates, and a Participant's rights under the Plan at all times constitute an unsecured claim against the general assets of the Company for the collection of benefits as they come due. Neither the Participant nor the Participant's duly- authorized transferee or Beneficiaries shall have any claim against or rights in any specific assets, Shares, or other funds of the Company.

11.        Non-Transferability of Awards.

(a)General. Except as set forth in this Section, or as otherwise approved by the Committee, Awards may not be sold, pledged, assigned, hypothecated, transferred, or disposed of in any manner other than by will or by the laws of descent or distribution. The designation of a death Beneficiary by a Participant will not constitute a transfer. An Award may be exercised during the lifetime of the holder of an Award only by such holder, by the duly-authorized legal representative of a holder who is Disabled, or by a transferee permitted by this Section.

(b)Limited Transferability Rights. The Committee may in its discretion provide in an Award Agreement that an Award in the form of a non-ISO, SAR, Restricted Shares, or Performance Shares may be transferred, on such terms and conditions as the Committee deems appropriate, either (i) by instrument to the Participant's Immediate Family, (ii) by instrument to an inter vivos or testamentary trust (or other entity) in which the Award is to be passed to the Participant's designated beneficiaries, or (iii) by gift to charitable institutions. Any transferee of the Participant's rights shall succeed and be subject to all of the terms of the applicable Award Agreement and the Plan.

(c)Death. In the event of the death of a Participant, any outstanding Awards issued to the Participant shall automatically be transferred to the Participant's Beneficiary (or, if no Beneficiary is designated or surviving, to the person or persons to whom the Participant's rights under the Award pass by will or the laws of descent and distribution).

12.        Change in Capital Structure; Change in Control; Etc.

(a)Changes in Capitalization. The Committee shall equitably adjust the number of Shares covered by each outstanding Award, and the number of Shares that have been authorized for issuance under the Plan but as to which no Awards have yet been granted or that have been returned to the Plan upon cancellation, forfeiture, or expiration of an Award, as well as the exercise or other price per Share covered by each such outstanding Award, to reflect any increase or decrease in the number of issued Shares resulting from a stock-split, reverse stock-split, stock dividend, combination, recapitalization or reclassification of the Shares, merger, consolidation, change in organization form, or any other increase or decrease in the number of issued Shares effected without receipt of consideration by the Company. In the event of any such transaction or event, the Committee may provide in substitution for any or all outstanding Awards such alternative consideration (including cash or securities of any surviving entity) as it may in good faith determine to be equitable under the circumstances and may require in connection therewith the surrender of all Awards so replaced. In any case, such substitution of cash or securities shall not require the consent of any person who is granted Awards pursuant to the Plan. Except as expressly provided herein, or in an Award Agreement, if the Company issues for consideration shares of stock of any class or securities convertible into shares of stock of any class, the issuance shall not affect, and no adjustment by reason thereof shall be required to be made with respect to the number or price of Shares subject to any Award.

(b)Dissolution or Liquidation. In the event of the dissolution or liquidation of the Company other than as part of a Change of Control but subject to the terms of any Award Agreements or employment-related agreements between the Company or any of its Affiliates and any Participant, each Award will terminate immediately prior to the consummation of such dissolution or liquidation, subject to the ability of the Committee to exercise any discretion authorized in the case of a Change in Control.

(c)Change in Control. In the event of a Change in Control but subject to the terms of any Award Agreements or employment-related agreements between the Company or any of its Affiliates and any Participant, each outstanding Award shall be assumed, or a substantially equivalent award shall be substituted, by the surviving or successor company or a parent or subsidiary of such successor company (in each case, the “Successor Company”) upon consummation of the Change in Control. Notwithstanding the foregoing, instead of having outstanding Awards be assumed or replaced with equivalent awards by the Successor Company, the Committee may in its sole and absolute discretion and authority, without obtaining the approval or consent of the Company's shareholders or any

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Participant with respect to his or her outstanding Awards, take one or more of the following actions (with respect to any or all of the Awards, and with discretion to differentiate between individual Participants and Awards for any reason):

(i)accelerate the vesting of Awards so that Awards shall vest (and, to the extent applicable, become exercisable) as to the Shares that otherwise would have been unvested and provide that repurchase rights of the Company with respect to Shares issued pursuant to an Award shall lapse as to the Shares subject to such repurchase right;

(ii)arrange or otherwise provide for the payment of cash or other consideration to Participants in exchange for the satisfaction and cancellation of all or some outstanding Awards (based on the Fair Market Value, as of the date of the Change in Control, of the Award being cancelled, based on any reasonable valuation method selected by the Committee, and with the Committee having full discretion to cancel either all Awards or only select Awards (such as only those that have vested on or before the Change in Control), provided, that no payment of cash or other consideration shall be made for Options that have an exercise price in excess of Fair Market Value;

(iii)terminate all or some Awards upon the consummation of the Change in Control, provided that the Committee shall provide for vesting of such Awards in full as of a date immediately prior to consummation of the Change in Control. To the extent that an Award is not exercised, settled, or cancelled prior to consummation of a transaction in which the Award is not being assumed or substituted, such Award shall terminate upon such consummation; and/or

(iv)make such other modifications, adjustments or amendments to outstanding Awards or this Plan as the Committee deems necessary or appropriate, subject to the terms set forth above and Section 17.

Notwithstanding the above and unless otherwise provided in an Award Agreement or in any employment-related agreement between the Company or any of its Affiliates and the Participant, in the event a Participant is Involuntarily Terminated on or within twelve (12) months (or any other period set forth in an Award Agreement) following a Change in Control, then any Award that is assumed or substituted pursuant to this Section above shall accelerate and become fully vested (and become exercisable in full in the case of Options and SARs), and any repurchase right applicable to any Shares underlying the Award shall lapse in full. The acceleration of vesting and lapse of repurchase rights provided for in the previous sentence shall occur immediately prior to the effective date of the Participant's Involuntary Termination.

13.    Recoupment of Awards. Unless otherwise specifically provided in an Award Agreement, and to the extent permitted by Applicable Law, the Committee may in its sole and absolute discretion, without obtaining the approval or consent of the Company's shareholders or of any Participant, require that any Participant reimburse the Company for all or any portion of any Awards granted under this Plan (“Reimbursement”), or the Committee may require the termination of any outstanding, unexercised, unexpired Awards (“Termination”), or rescission of any exercise, payment, or delivery pursuant to the Award (“Rescission”), or the recapture of any Shares (“Recapture”), if and to the extent:

(a)    the granting, vesting, or payment of such Award was predicated upon the achievement of certain financial results that were subsequently the subject of a material financial restatement;

(b)    in the Committee's view, the Participant either benefited from a calculation that later proved to be materially inaccurate, or engaged in fraud or misconduct that caused or partially caused the need for a material financial restatement by the Company or any Affiliate; and lower granting, vesting, or payment of such Award would have occurred based upon the conduct described in clause (a) of this Section.

In each instance, the Committee shall, to the extent practicable and allowable under Applicable Laws, require Reimbursement, Termination, or Rescission of, or Recapture relating to, any such Award granted to a Participant; provided that the Company will not seek Reimbursement, Termination, or Rescission of, or Recapture relating to, any such Awards that were paid or vested more than three (3) years prior to the first date of the applicable restatement period. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, all Awards shall be subject to Reimbursement, Termination, Rescission, and/or Recapture to the extent required by Applicable Law, including but not limited to Section 10D of the Exchange Act.

14.    Relationship to other Benefits. No payment pursuant to the Plan shall be taken into account in determining any benefits under any pension, retirement, savings, profit sharing, group insurance, welfare,

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or other benefit plan of the Company or any of its Affiliates except to the extent otherwise expressly provided in writing in such other plan or an agreement thereunder.

15.    Administration of the Plan. The Committee shall administer the Plan in accordance with its terms, provided that the Board may act in lieu of the Committee on any matter. The Committee shall hold meetings at such times and places as it may determine from time to time and may prescribe, amend, and rescind such rules, regulations, and procedures for the conduct of its business as it deems advisable. In the absence of a duly appointed Committee, the Board shall function as the Committee for all purposes of the Plan.

(a)Committee Composition. The Board shall appoint the members of the Committee. The Board may at any time appoint additional members to the Committee, remove and replace members of the Committee with or without Cause, and fill vacancies on the Committee however caused.

(b)Powers of the Committee. Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee shall have the authority, in its sole discretion:

(i)to grant Awards and to determine Eligible Persons to whom Awards shall be granted from time to time and the number of Shares, units, or dollars to be covered by each Award;

(ii)to determine, from time to time, the Fair Market Value of Shares;

(iii)to determine, and to set forth in Award Agreements, the terms and conditions of all Awards, including, but not limited to, any applicable exercise or purchase price, the installments and conditions under which an Award shall become vested (which may be based on performance), terminated, expired, cancelled, or replaced, and the circumstances for vesting acceleration or waiver of forfeiture restrictions, and other restrictions and limitations;

(iv)to approve the forms of Award Agreements and all other documents, notices, and certificates in connection therewith which need not be identical either as to type of Award or among Participants;

(v)to construe and interpret the terms of the Plan and any Award Agreement, to determine the meaning of their terms, and to prescribe, amend, and rescind rules and procedures relating to the Plan and its administration;

(vi)to the extent consistent with the purposes of the Plan and without amending the Plan, to modify, to cancel, or to waive the Company's rights with respect to any Awards, to adjust or to modify Award Agreements for changes in Applicable Law, and to recognize differences in foreign law, tax policies, or customs;

(vii)to require, as a condition precedent to the grant, vesting, exercise, settlement, and/or issuance of Shares pursuant to any Award, that a Participant agree to execute a general release of claims (in any form that the Committee may require, in its sole discretion, which form may include any other provisions (e.g. confidentiality and restrictions on competition) that are found in general claims release agreements that the Company utilizes or expects to utilize);

(viii)in the event that the Company establishes, for itself or using the services of a third party, an automated system for the documentation, granting, settlement, or exercise of an Award, such as a system using an internet website or interactive voice response, to implement paperless documentation, granting, settlement, or exercise of Awards by a Participant, may be permitted through the use of such an automated system; and

(ix)to make all interpretations and to take all other actions that the Committee may consider necessary or advisable to administer the Plan or to effectuate its purposes.

Subject to Applicable Law and the restrictions set forth in the Plan, the Committee may delegate administrative functions to individuals who are Trustees or Employees.

(c)    Local Law Adjustments and Sub-Plans. To facilitate the making of any grant of an Award under this Plan, the Committee may adopt rules and provide for such special terms for Awards to Participants who are (i) located within the United States, (ii) foreign nationals, or (iii) employed by the Company or any of its Affiliates

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outside of the United States of America as the Committee may consider necessary or appropriate to accommodate differences in local law, tax policy, or custom. Without limiting the foregoing, the Company is specifically authorized to adopt rules and procedures regarding local currency conversion, taxes, withholding procedures, and handling of stock certificates, which vary with the customs and requirements of particular countries. The Company may adopt sub-plans and establish escrow accounts and trusts, and settle Awards in cash in lieu of shares, as may be appropriate, required or applicable to particular locations and countries.

(d)Action by Committee. Unless otherwise established by the Board or in any charter of the Committee, a majority of the Committee shall constitute a quorum, and the acts of a majority of the members present at any meeting at which a quorum is present, and acts approved in writing by all members of the Committee in lieu of a meeting, shall be deemed the acts of the Committee. Each member of the Committee is entitled to, in good faith, rely or act upon any report or other information furnished to that member by an officer or other employee of the Company or any of its Affiliates, the Company's independent certified public accounts, or any executive compensation consultant or other professional retained by the Company to assist in the administration of the Plan.

(e)Deference to Committee Determinations. The Committee shall have the discretion to interpret or construe ambiguous, unclear, or implied (but omitted) terms in any fashion it deems to be appropriate in its sole discretion, and to make any findings of fact needed in the administration of the Plan or Award Agreements. The Committee's prior exercise of its discretionary authority shall not obligate it to exercise its authority in a like fashion thereafter. The Committee's interpretation and construction of any provision of the Plan or of any Award or Award Agreement, and all determinations that the Committee makes pursuant to the Plan, shall be final, binding, and conclusive. The validity of any such interpretation, construction, decision or finding of fact shall not be given de novo review if challenged in court, by arbitration, or in any other forum, and shall be upheld unless clearly made in bad faith or materially affected by fraud.

(f)    No Liability; Indemnification. Neither the Board nor any Trustee or Committee member, nor any Person acting at the direction of the Board or the Committee, shall be liable for any act, omission, interpretation, construction, or determination made in good faith with respect to the Plan, any Award, or any Award Agreement. The Company and its Affiliates shall pay or reimburse any Committee member, Trustee, Employee, or Consultant who in good faith takes action on behalf of the Plan for all expenses incurred with respect to the Plan, and to the full extent allowable under Applicable Law shall indemnify each and every one of them for any claims, liabilities, and costs (including reasonable attorney's fees) arising out of their good faith performance of duties on behalf of the Plan. The Company and its Affiliates may, but shall not be required to, obtain liability insurance for this purpose

(g)Claims Limitations Period. Any Participant who believes he or she is being denied any benefit or right under this Plan or under any Award may file a written claim with the Committee. Any claim must be delivered to the Committee within sixty (60) days of the specific event giving rise to the claim. Untimely claims will not be processed and shall be deemed denied. The Committee will notify the Participant of its decision in writing as soon as administratively practicable. Claims not responded to by the Committee in writing within 120 days of the date the written claim is delivered to the Committee shall be deemed denied. The Committee’s decision, including any deemed denial, is final, binding and conclusive on all persons. No lawsuit relating to this Plan may be filed before a written claim is filed with the Committee and is denied or deemed denied, and any permitted lawsuit must be filed within one year of such denial or deemed denial or be forever barred.

(h)Expenses. The expenses of administering the Plan shall be borne jointly and severally by the Company and its Affiliates.

16.    Time of Granting Awards. The date of grant (“Grant Date”) of an Award shall be the date on which the Committee makes the determination granting such Award or such other date as is determined by the Committee, provided that in the case of an ISO, the Grant Date shall be the later of the date on which the Committee makes the determination granting such ISO or the date of commencement of the Participant's employment relationship with the Company; and, provide further, that the grant date under generally accepted accounting principles as consistently applied by the Company may be different than the Grant Date hereunder.

17.    Modification of Awards and Substitution of Options. Within the limitations of the Plan, the Committee may modify an Award to accelerate the rate at which an Option or SAR may be exercised, to accelerate the vesting of any Award, to extend or renew outstanding Awards, to accept the cancellation of outstanding

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Awards to the extent not previously exercised, or to make any change that the Plan would permit for a new Award. However, except as approved by the Company's shareholders for any period during which it is subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act, any amendment to this Plan or any Award Agreement that results in the repricing of an Option or SAR issued under this Plan shall not be effective without prior approval of the shareholders of the Company. For this purpose, repricing includes a reduction in the exercise price of an Option or SAR or the cancellation of an Option or SAR in exchange for cash, Options, or SARs with an exercise price less than the exercise price of the cancelled Option or SAR, other awards under this Plan, or any other consideration provided by the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing in this Section 17, and except as provided in Section 13, no modification of an outstanding Award may materially and adversely affect a Participant's rights thereunder unless either (i) the Participant provides written consent to the modification, or (ii) before a Change in Control, the Committee determines in good faith that the modification is not materially adverse to the Participant.

18.    Plan Amendment and Termination. The Committee may amend or terminate the Plan as it shall deem advisable; provided that no change shall be made that increases the total number of Shares reserved for issuance pursuant to Awards (except pursuant to Section 12 above) unless such change is authorized by the shareholders of the Company. A termination or amendment of the Plan shall not materially and adversely affect a Participant's vested rights under an Award previously granted to him or her, unless the Participant consents in writing to such termination or amendment. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Committee may amend the Plan to comply with changes in tax, securities laws or regulations, or U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or in the interpretation thereof.

19.    Term of Plan. If not sooner terminated by the Board, this Plan shall terminate at the close of business on the date ten (10) years after the earlier of the date on which the Board approved the Plan and the Effective Date of the Plan as determined under Section 1(b) above. No Awards shall be made under the Plan after its termination.

20.    Governing Law. The terms of this Plan shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maryland, within the United States of America, without regard to the State’s conflict of laws rules.

21.        Laws and Regulations.

(a)General Rules. This Plan, the granting of Awards, the exercise of Options and SARs, and the obligations of the Company hereunder (including those to pay cash or to deliver, sell, or accept the surrender of any of its Shares or other securities) shall be subject to all Applicable Law. In the event that any Shares are not registered under any Applicable Law prior to the required delivery of them pursuant to Awards, the Company may require, as a condition to their issuance or delivery, that the persons to whom the Shares are to be issued or delivered make any written representations and warranties (such as that such Shares are being acquired by the Participant for investment for the Participant’s own account and not with a view to, for resale in connection with, or with an intent of participating directly or indirectly in, any distribution of such Shares) that the Committee may reasonably require, and the Committee may in its sole discretion include a legend to such effect on the certificates representing any Shares issued or delivered pursuant to the Plan.

(b)Black-out Periods. Notwithstanding any contrary terms within the Plan or any Award Agreement, the Committee shall have the absolute discretion to impose a “blackout” period on the exercise of any Option or SAR, as well as the settlement of any Award, with respect to any or all Participants (including those whose Continuous Service has ended) to the extent that the Committee determines that doing so is either desirable or required in order to comply with applicable securities laws.

(c)Severability; Blue Pencil. In the event that any one or more of the provisions of this Plan shall be or become invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions contained herein shall not be affected thereby. If, in the opinion of any court of competent jurisdiction such covenants are not reasonable in any respect, such court shall have the right, power and authority to excise or modify such provision or provisions of these covenants as to the court shall appear not reasonable and to enforce the remainder of these covenants as so amended.

22.    No Shareholder Rights. Neither any Participant nor any transferee or Beneficiary of a Participant shall have any rights as a shareholder of the Company with respect to any Shares underlying any Award until the date of issuance of a share (by certificate or book-entry) to such Participant, transferee, or Beneficiary for

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such Shares in accordance with the Company's governing instruments and Applicable Law. Prior to the issuance of Shares or Restricted Shares pursuant to an Award, a Participant shall not have the right to vote or to receive dividends or any other rights as a shareholder with respect to the Shares underlying the Award (unless otherwise provided in the Award Agreement for Restricted Shares), notwithstanding its exercise in the case of Options and SARs. No adjustment will be made for a dividend or other right that is determined based on a record date prior to the date the stock certificate is issued, except as otherwise specifically provided for in this Plan or an Award Agreement.

23.    No Employment Rights. The Plan shall not confer upon any Participant any right to continue an employment, service or consulting relationship with the Company, nor shall it affect in any way a Participant's right or the Company's right to terminate the Participant's employment, service, or consulting relationship at any time, with or without Cause.

24.    Data Privacy. As a condition of receipt of any Award, each Participant explicitly and unambiguously consents to the collection, use, and transfer, in electronic or other form, of personal data as described in this Section 24 by and among, as applicable, the Company and its Affiliates for the purpose of implementing, administering, and managing this Plan and Awards and the Participant’s participation in this Plan. In furtherance of such implementation, administration, and management, the Company and its Affiliates may hold certain personal information about a Participant, including, but not limited to, the Participant’s name, home address, telephone number, date of birth, social security or insurance number or other identification number, salary, nationality, job title(s), information regarding any securities of the Company or any of its Affiliates, and details of all Awards (the “Data”). In addition to transferring the Data amongst themselves as necessary for the purpose of implementation, administration, and management of this Plan and Awards and the Participant’s participation in this Plan, the Company and its Affiliates may each transfer the Data to any third parties assisting the Company in the implementation, administration, and management of this Plan and Awards and the Participant’s participation in this Plan. Recipients of the Data may be located in the Participant’s country or elsewhere, and the Participant’s country and any given recipient’s country may have different data privacy laws and protections. By accepting an Award, each Participant authorizes such recipients to receive, possess, use, retain, and transfer the Data, in electronic or other form, for the purposes of assisting the Company in the implementation, administration, and management of this Plan and Awards and the Participant’s participation in this Plan, including any requisite transfer of such Data as may be required to a broker or other third party with whom the Company or the Participant may elect to deposit any Shares. The Data related to a Participant will be held only as long as is necessary to implement, administer, and manage this Plan and Awards and the Participant’s participation in this Plan. A Participant may, at any time, view the Data held by the Company with respect to such Participant, request additional information about the storage and processing of the Data with respect to such Participant, recommend any necessary corrections to the Data with respect to the Participant, or refuse or withdraw the consents herein in writing, in any case without cost, by contacting the Participant’s local human resources representative. The Company may cancel the Participant’s eligibility to participate in this Plan, and in the Committee’s sole and absolute discretion, the Participant may forfeit any outstanding Awards if the Participant refuses or withdraws the consents described herein. For more information on the consequences of refusal to consent or withdrawal of consent, Participants may contact their local human resources representative.
  




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Appendix I: Definitions

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As used in the Plan, the following terms have the meanings indicated when they begin with initial capital letters within the Plan:

Affiliate” means, with respect to any Person, any other Person that directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by or under common control with such Person. For the purposes of this definition, “control,” when used with respect to any Person, means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such Person or the power to elect directors, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise, and the terms “affiliated,” “controlling,” and “controlled” have meanings correlative to the foregoing.

Applicable Law” means the legal requirements relating to the administration of options and share-based plans under any applicable laws of the United States, any other country, and any provincial, state, or local subdivision, any applicable stock exchange or automated quotation system rules or regulations, as such laws, rules, regulations and requirements shall be in place from time to time.

Award” means any award made, in writing or by an electronic medium, pursuant to the Plan, including awards made in the form of an Option, a SAR, a Restricted Share, a RSU, an Unrestricted Share, a Performance Award, or Dividend Equivalent Rights, or any combination thereof, whether alternative or cumulative.

Award Agreement” means any written document setting forth the terms of an Award that has been authorized by the Committee. The Committee shall determine the form or forms of documents to be used and may change them from time to time for any reason.

Beneficiary” means the person or entity designated by the Participant, in a form approved by the Company, to exercise the Participant's rights with respect to an Award or to receive payment or settlement under an Award after the Participant's death.

Board” means the Board of Trustees of the Company.

Causefor termination of a Participant's Continuous Service will have the meaning set forth in any unexpired employment agreement between the Company and the Participant. In the absence of such an agreement, “Cause” will exist if the Participant is terminated from employment or other service with the Company or any of its Affiliates for any of the following reasons: (i) the Participant's willful failure to substantially perform his or her duties and responsibilities to the Company or deliberate violation of a material Company policy; (ii) the Participant's commission of any material act or acts of fraud, embezzlement, dishonesty, or other willful misconduct; (iii) the Participant's material unauthorized use or disclosure of any proprietary information or trade secrets of the Company or any other party to whom the Participant owes an obligation of nondisclosure as a result of his or her relationship with the Company; or (iv) Participant's willful and material breach of any of his or her obligations under any written agreement or covenant with the Company.

The Committee shall in its discretion determine whether or not a Participant is being terminated for Cause. The Committee's determination shall, unless arbitrary and capricious, be final and binding on the Participant, the Company, and all other affected persons. The foregoing definition does not in any way limit the Company's ability to terminate a Participant's employment or consulting relationship at any time, and the term “Company” will be interpreted herein to include any Affiliate or successor thereto, if appropriate.

Change in Control” means any of the following:

(i)Acquisition of Controlling Interest. Any Person (other than Persons who are Employees at any time more than one year before a transaction) becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing 50% or more of the combined voting power of the Company's then outstanding securities. In applying the preceding sentence, (i) securities acquired directly from the Company or its Affiliates by or for the Person shall not be taken into account, and (ii) an agreement to vote securities shall be disregarded unless its ultimate purpose is to cause what would otherwise be Change of Control, as reasonably determined by the Board.

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(ii)Change in Board Control. During a consecutive two (2)-year period commencing after the date of adoption of this Plan, individuals who constituted the Board at the beginning of the period (or their approved replacements, as defined in the next sentence) cease for any reason to constitute a majority of the Board. A new Trustee shall be considered an “approved replacement” Trustee if his or her election (or nomination for election) was approved by a vote of at least a majority of the Trustees then still in office who either were Trustees at the beginning of the period or were themselves approved replacement Trustees, but in either case excluding any Trustee whose initial assumption of office occurred as a result of an actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of any Person other than the Board.

(iii)Merger. The Company consummates a merger, or consolidation of the Company with any other corporation unless: (a) the voting securities of the Company outstanding immediately before the merger or consolidation would continue to represent (either by remaining outstanding or by being converted into voting securities of the surviving entity) at least 50% of the combined voting power of the voting securities of the Company or such surviving entity outstanding immediately after such merger or consolidation; and (b) no Person (other than Persons who are Employees at any time more than one year before a transaction) becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing 50% or more of the combined voting power of the Company's then outstanding securities.

(iv)Sale of Assets. The stockholders of the Company approve an agreement for the sale or disposition by the Company of all, or substantially all, of the Company's assets.

(v)Liquidation or Dissolution. The stockholders of the Company approve a plan or proposal for liquidation or dissolution of the Company.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, a “Change in Control” shall not be deemed to have occurred by virtue of the consummation of any transaction or series of integrated transactions immediately following which the record holders of the Common Shares immediately prior to such transaction or series of transactions continue to have substantially the same proportionate ownership in an entity which owns all or substantially all of the assets of the Company immediately following such transaction or series of transactions.

Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Board or its successor, provided that the term “Committee” means (i) the Board when acting at any time in lieu of the Committee, (ii) with respect to any decision involving an Award intended to satisfy the requirements of Code Section 162(m), a committee consisting of two or more Trustees of the Company who are “outside directors” within the meaning of Code Section 162(m), and (iii) with respect to any decision relating to a Reporting Person, a committee consisting solely of two or more Trustees who are disinterested within the meaning of Rule 16b-3.

Company” means Lexington Realty Trust, a Maryland real estate investment trust; provided that in the event the Company reincorporates to another jurisdiction, all references to the term “Company” shall refer to the Company in such new jurisdiction.

Company Share” means a share of beneficial interest, $.0001 par value per share, of the Company classified as “common stock.” In the event of a change in the capital structure of the Company affecting the common stock (as provided in Section 12), the Shares resulting from such a change in the common stock shall be deemed to be Company Stock within the meaning of the Plan.

Consultant” means any person (other than an Employee or Trustee), including an advisor, who is engaged by the Company or any Affiliate to render services and is compensated for such services.

Continuous Service” means a Participant's period of service in the absence of any interruption or termination, as an Employee, Trustee, or Consultant. Continuous Service shall not be considered interrupted in the case of: (i) sick leave; (ii) military leave; (iii) any other leave of absence approved by the Committee, provided that such leave is for a period of not more than 90 days, unless reemployment upon the expiration of such leave is guaranteed by contract or statute, or unless provided otherwise pursuant to Company policy adopted from time to time; (iv) changes in status from Trustee to advisory

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director or emeritus status; or (iv) transfers between locations of the Company or between the Company and its Affiliates. Changes in status between service as an Employee, Trustee, and a Consultant will not constitute an interruption of Continuous Service if the individual continues to perform bona fide services for the Company. The Committee shall have the discretion to determine whether and to what extent the vesting of any Awards shall be tolled during any paid or unpaid leave of absence; provided, however, that in the absence of such determination, vesting for all Awards shall be tolled during any such unpaid leave (but not for a paid leave).

Disabledwill have the meaning set forth in any unexpired employment agreement between the Company and the Participant. In the absence of such an agreement, “Disabled” means (i) for an ISO, that the Participant is disabled within the meaning of Code Section 22(e)(3), and (ii) for other Awards, a condition under which that the Participant:

(i)is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months; or

(ii)is, by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve (12) months, received income replacement benefits for a period of not less than three months under an accident or health plan covering employees of the Company.

Dividend Equivalent Rights” means Awards pursuant to Section 9 of the Plan, which may be attached to other Awards.

Effective Date” means the date on which the Company's shareholders approve the Plan.

Eligible Person” means any Consultant, Trustee, or Employee and includes non-Employees to whom an offer of employment has been or is being extended.

Employee” means any person whom the Company or any Affiliate classifies as an employee (including an officer) for employment tax purposes, whether or not that classification is correct. The payment by the Company of a director's fee to a Trustee shall not be sufficient to constitute “employment” of such Trustee by the Company.

Employer” means the Company and each Subsidiary and Affiliate that employs one or more Participants.

Exchange Act means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

Fair Market Value” means, as of any date (the “Determination Date”) means: (i) the closing price of a Share on the New York Stock Exchange or the American Stock Exchange (collectively, the “Exchange”), on the day before (or, with respect to a Grant Date, the day of) Determination Date, or, if shares were not traded on such day, then on the nearest preceding trading day during which a sale occurred; or (ii) if such stock is not traded on the Exchange but is quoted on NASDAQ or a successor quotation system, (A) the last sales price (if the stock is then listed as a National Market Issue under The Nasdaq National Market System) or (B) the mean between the closing representative bid and asked prices (in all other cases) for the stock on the day before the Determination Date as reported by NASDAQ or such successor quotation system; or
(iii)if such stock is not traded on the Exchange or quoted on NASDAQ but is otherwise traded in the over-the-counter, the mean between the representative bid and asked prices on the day before the Determination Date; or (iv) if subsections (i)-(iii) do not apply, the fair market value established in good faith by the Board.

Grant Date” has the meaning set forth in Section 16 of the Plan.

Immediate Family” means any child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse, former spouse, sibling, niece, nephew, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law, and shall include adoptive relationships.

Incentive Stock Option” (or “ISO”) means, an Option that qualifies for favorable income tax treatment under Code Section 422.

Involuntary Terminationmeans termination of a Participant's Continuous Service under the following circumstances occurring on or after a Change in Control:

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(i)termination without Cause by the Company or an Affiliate or successor thereto, as appropriate; or

(ii)voluntary resignation by the Participant through the following actions: (1) the Participant provides the Company with written notice of the existence of one of the events, arising without the Participant's consent, listed in clauses (A) through (C), below within thirty (30) days of the initial existence of such event; (2) the Company fails to cure such event within thirty (30) days following the date such notice is given; and (3) the Participant elects to voluntarily terminate employment within the ninety (90) day period immediately following such event. The events include: (A) a material reduction in the Participant's authority, duties, and responsibilities, provided that a mere change in the Participant's title shall not trigger an Involuntary Termination, (B) the Participant being required to relocate his place of employment, other than a relocation within fifty (50) miles of the Participant's principal work site at the time of the Change in Control, or (C) a material reduction in the Participant's Base Salary other than any such reduction consistent with a general reduction of pay for similarly-situated Participants.

Negative Discretionmeans the discretion authorized by this Plan to be applied by the Administrator to eliminate or reduce the size of a Performance Unit in accordance with Section 10(d) and/or Section 12(c) of this Plan, as long as the exercise of such discretion would not cause the Performance Unit to fail to qualify as “performance-based compensation” under Section 162(m) of the Code.

Non-ISOmeans an Option not intended to qualify as an Incentive Stock Option, as designated in the applicable Award Agreement.

Option Proceedsshall mean the cash actually received by the Company for the exercise price in connection with the exercise of Options that are exercised after the Effective Date of the Plan, plus the maximum tax benefit that could be realized by the Company as a result of the exercise of such Options, which tax benefit shall be determined by multiplying (i) the amount that is deductible for Federal income tax purposes as a result of any such Option exercise (currently, equal to the amount upon which the Participant's withholding tax obligation is calculated), times (ii) the maximum Federal corporate income tax rate for the year of exercise. With respect to Options, to the extent that a Participant pays the exercise price and/or withholding taxes with Shares, Option Proceeds shall not be calculated with respect to the amounts so paid in Shares

Option” means a right to purchase Shares at a price and on terms and conditions determined in accordance with the Plan.

Participant” means any Eligible Person who holds an outstanding Award.

Performance Awards” mean Awards granted pursuant to Section 8 of the Plan.

Performance Formula” means, for a Performance Period, one or more objective formulas or standards established by the Committee for purposes of determining whether or the extent to which an Award has been earned based on the level of performance attained or to be attained with respect to one or more Performance Measure(s). Performance Formulae may vary from Performance Period to Performance Period and from Participant to Participant and may be established on a stand-alone basis, in tandem or in the alternative.

Performance Measure” means a performance measure selected by the Committee to measure Company, Affiliate, and/or business unit performance for a Performance Period, whether in absolute or relative terms, including, without limitation, terms relative to a peer group or index, funds from operations or adjusted company funds from operations as defined by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (or a similar measure as defined by the Company in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission); earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and any related ratio to debt, same store results, funds available for distribution; net operating income; investment volume, research and development milestones; business divestitures and acquisitions; cash flow; cash position and cash equivalents; collaboration arrangements; collaboration progression; credit rating; customer service; earnings (which may include earnings before interest and taxes, earnings before taxes and net earnings); earnings per share; economic value added; employee retention; employee satisfaction; expenses, including expense reduction; financing events; gross margin; growth with respect to any of the foregoing measures; growth in bookings; growth in revenues; growth in stockholder value relative to the moving average of the S&P 500 Index or another index; internal rate of return; inventory balance; inventory turnover ratio; market share; net income; net profit; net sales; new product development; new product invention or innovation; number of customers; operating cash flow; operating expenses; operating income; operating margin; pre-tax profit; product approvals; product sales; productivity; projects in development; regulatory filings and/or approvals; return on assets; return on capital (including initial cash yield and generally

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accepted accounting principle yield for investments or dispositions); weighted-average lease term; disposition volume; occupancy; tenant retention; refinancing savings; return on stockholder equity; return on investment; return on sales; revenue (which may include product, royalty, licensing, total and/or other revenue); revenue growth; sales growth; sales results; stock price; strategic transactions; time to market; total stockholder return (whether absolute or relative to a peer or other objective index); ratio of debt to debt plus equity; ratio of debt to total assets; maximum leverage; fixed charge coverage; recourse secured indebtedness ratio; secured indebtedness ratio; unsecured debt service coverage; unencumbered leverage; unencumbered assets to unsecured debt; ratio of operating earnings to capital spending; working capital; and objective operating goals, objective employee metrics, and other objective financial or other metrics relating to the progress of the Company or to a Subsidiary, division or department thereof. Any criteria used may be measured, as applicable, (i) in absolute terms, (ii) in combination with another Performance Measure or Measures (for example, but not by way of limitation, as a ratio or matrix), (iii) in relative terms (including, but not limited to, results for other periods, passage of time and/or against another company or companies or an index or indices), (iv) on a per-share or per-capita basis, (v) against the performance of the Company as a whole or a segment of the Company (including, but not limited to, any combination of the Company and any subsidiary, division, business unit, joint venture and/or other segment), and/or (vi) on a pre-tax or after-tax basis. The Performance Measures may differ from Participant to Participant and from Award to Award. Each such measure shall be, to the extent applicable, determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as consistently applied by the Company (or such other standard applied by the Committee) and, if so determined by the Committee, and in the case of a Performance Compensation Award, to the extent permitted under Code Section 162(m), adjusted to omit the effects of extraordinary items, gain or loss on the disposal of a business segment, unusual or infrequently occurring events and transactions and cumulative effects of changes in accounting principles. Performance Measures may vary from Performance Period to Performance Period and from Participant to Participant, and may be established on a stand-alone basis, in tandem or in the alternative. An Award Agreement may provide that the determination with respect to any Performance Measure or Measures shall include or exclude events or items as specified in an Award Agreement by the Committee in its sole discretion, including, without limitation, the following unusual or nonrecurring events: (A) asset write downs; (B) litigation or claim judgments or settlements; (C) the effect of changes in tax laws, accounting principles or other laws or provisions affecting reported results; (D) any reorganization and restructuring programs; (E) extraordinary nonrecurring items as described in Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification 225-20 “Extraordinary and Unusual Items” and/or in the management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the applicable Fiscal Year; (F) acquisitions or divestitures; and (G) foreign exchange gains and losses.

Performance Period” means one (1) or more periods of time (of not less than one (1) fiscal year of the Company), as the Committee may designate, over which the attainment of one (1) or more Performance Measure(s) will be measured for the purpose of determining a Participant's rights in respect of an Award.

Performance Unit” means an Award granted pursuant to Section 8(a) of the Plan which may be paid in cash, in Shares, or such combination of cash and Shares as the Committee in its sole discretion shall determine.

Person” means any natural person, association, trust, business trust, cooperative, corporation, general partnership, joint venture, joint- stock company, limited partnership, limited liability company, real estate investment trust, regulatory body, governmental agency or instrumentality, unincorporated organization or organizational entity.

Plan” means this Lexington Realty Trust Amended and Restated 2011 Equity-Based Award Plan.

Recapture”, “Rescission”, “Reimbursement” have the meanings set forth in Section 13 of the Plan.

Recoupment” has the meaning set forth in Section 13 of the Plan.

Reporting Personmeans an Employee, Trustee, or Consultant who is subject to the reporting requirements set forth under Rule 16b-3.

Restricted Share” means a Company Share awarded with restrictions imposed under Section 7.

Restricted Share Unit” or “RSU” means a right granted to a Participant to receive Shares or cash upon the lapse of restrictions imposed under Section 7.

Retirement” means a Participant's termination of employment after age 65.


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Rule 16b-3means Rule 16b-3 promulgated under the Exchange Act, as amended from time to time, or any successor provision.

Share” means a share of Common Stock of the Company, as adjusted in accordance with Section 13 of the Plan.

SAR” or “Share Appreciation Right” means a right to receive amounts awarded under Section 6.

Ten Percent Holder” means a person who owns (within the meaning of Code Section 422) stock representing more than ten percent (10%) of the combined voting power of all classes of stock of the Company.

Terminationhas the meaning set forth in Section 15 of the Plan.

Trustee” means a member of the Board, or a member of the board of directors of an Affiliate of the Company.

Unrestricted Shares” mean Shares that are not subject to restrictions that are awarded pursuant to Section 7 of the Plan.

Withholding Taxes” means the aggregate amount, up to maximum statutory limits as in effect from time to time, of federal, state, local and foreign income, payroll and other taxes that the Company and any of its Affiliates are required to withhold in connection with any Award.


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Section 3: EX-5.1 (EXHIBIT 5.1)

Exhibit

Exhibit 5.1

[LETTERHEAD OF VENABLE LLP]
February 27, 2018
Lexington Realty Trust
One Penn Plaza, Suite 4015
New York, NY 10119
Re:    Registration Statement on Form S-8        
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have served as Maryland counsel to Lexington Realty Trust, a Maryland real estate investment trust (the “Company”), in connection with certain matters of Maryland law arising out of the issuance of up to 4,178,397 shares (the “Shares”) of beneficial interest, par value $.0001 per share, classified as common stock of the Company (the “Common Shares”), pursuant to the Lexington Realty Trust 2011 Equity-Based Award Plan, amended and restated effective May 16, 2017 (as amended and restated, the “Plan”), covered by the above-referenced Registration Statement, and all amendments thereto (the “Registration Statement”), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”).
In connection with our representation of the Company, and as a basis for the opinion hereinafter set forth, we have examined originals, or copies certified or otherwise identified to our satisfaction, of the following documents (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Documents”):
1.    The Registration Statement;
2.    The declaration of trust of the Company (the “Declaration”), certified by the State Department of Assessments and Taxation of Maryland (the “SDAT”);
3.    The Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company, as amended through the date hereof, certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;
4.    A certificate of the SDAT as to the good standing of the Company, dated as of a recent date;
5.    Resolutions (the “Resolutions”) adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Company, or a duly authorized committee thereof, relating to the Plan and the issuance of the Shares, certified as of the date hereof by an officer of the Company;
6.    The Plan;
7.    A certificate executed by an officer of the Company, dated as of the date hereof; and





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8.    Such other documents and matters as we have deemed necessary or appropriate to express the opinion set forth below, subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein.
In expressing the opinion set forth below, we have assumed the following:
1.    Each individual executing any of the Documents, whether on behalf of such individual or another person, is legally competent to do so.
2.    Each individual executing any of the Documents on behalf of a party (other than the Company) is duly authorized to do so.
3.    Each of the parties (other than the Company) executing any of the Documents has duly and validly executed and delivered each of the Documents to which such party is a signatory, and the obligations of such party set forth therein are legal, valid and binding and are enforceable in accordance with all stated terms.
4.    All Documents submitted to us as originals are authentic. The form and content of all Documents submitted to us as unexecuted drafts do not differ in any respect relevant to this opinion from the form and content of such Documents as executed and delivered. All Documents submitted to us as certified or photostatic copies conform to the original documents. All signatures on all Documents are genuine. All public records reviewed or relied upon by us or on our behalf are true and complete. All representations, warranties, statements and information contained in the Documents are true and complete. There has been no oral or written modification of or amendment to any of the Documents, and there has been no waiver of any provision of any of the Documents, by action or omission of the parties or otherwise.
5.    The Shares will not be issued or transferred in violation of any restriction contained in Article Ninth of the Declaration.
6.    Upon the issuance of any of the Shares, the total number of Common Shares issued and outstanding will not exceed the total number of Common Shares that the Company is then authorized to issue under the Declaration.
7.    Each incentive share option, share appreciation right, restricted share, restricted share unit, LTIP unit or other share-based award exercisable or exchangeable for a Share and assumed by the Company pursuant to the Resolutions (each, an “Award”) was duly authorized and validly granted in accordance with the Plan, and each Award will be exercised or exchanged in accordance with the terms of such Award, including any option or award agreement entered into in connection therewith, and the Resolutions.





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Based upon the foregoing, and subject to the assumptions, limitations and qualifications stated herein, it is our opinion that:
1.    The Company is a real estate investment trust duly formed and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the State of Maryland and is in good standing with the SDAT.
2.    The Shares are duly authorized for issuance and, when and if issued and delivered in accordance with the Resolutions and the Plan, will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
The foregoing opinion is limited to the laws of the State of Maryland and we do not express any opinion herein concerning any other law. We express no opinion as to the applicability or effect of any federal or state securities laws, including the securities laws of the State of Maryland, or as to federal or state laws regarding fraudulent transfers. To the extent that any matter as to which our opinion is expressed herein would be governed by the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Maryland, we do not express any opinion on such matter. The opinion expressed herein is subject to the effect of judicial decisions which may permit the introduction of parol evidence to modify the terms or the interpretation of agreements.
The opinion expressed herein is limited to the matters specifically set forth herein and no other opinion shall be inferred beyond the matters expressly stated. We assume no obligation to supplement this opinion if any applicable law changes after the date hereof or if we become aware of any fact that might change the opinion expressed herein after the date hereof.
This opinion is being furnished to you for submission to the Commission as an exhibit to the Registration Statement. We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the use of the name of our firm therein. In giving this consent, we do not admit that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required by Section 7 of the Act.
Very truly yours,

/s/ Venable LLP
                




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Section 4: EX-23.2 (EXHIBIT 23.2)

Exhibit

Exhibit 23.2


CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-8 of our reports dated February 26, 2018, relating to the consolidated financial statements and financial statement schedule of Lexington Realty Trust, and the effectiveness of Lexington Realty Trust’s internal control over financial reporting, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Lexington Realty Trust and Lepercq Corporate Income Fund L.P. for the year ended December 31, 2017.

/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

New York, NY
February 26, 2018



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Section 5: EX-23.3 (EXHIBIT 23.3)

Exhibit

Exhibit 23.3

Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm



The Board of Trustees
Lexington Realty Trust:

We consent to the use of our reports dated February 28, 2017, with respect to the consolidated financial statements of Lexington Realty Trust and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2016 and 2015, and for each of the years in the three-year period ended December 31, 2016, incorporated by reference herein.



/s/ KPMG LLP
New York, New York
February 26, 2018



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