CABLE MICHIGAN, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS--(Continued)
principal was outstanding. The borrowings under the term credit agreement are
eliminated in the Company's consolidated balance sheet.
8. Common Stock and Stock Plans
The Company has authorized 25,000,000 shares of $1 par value common stock,
and 50,000,000 shares of $1 par value Class B common stock. The Company also
has authorized 10,000,000 shares of $1 par value preferred stock. At November
5, 1998, 6,901,432 common shares are issued and outstanding.
In connection with the Distribution, the Company Board of Directors (the
"Board") adopted the Cable Michigan, Inc. 1997 Equity Incentive Plan (the "1997
Plan"), designed to provide equity-based compensation opportunities to key
employees when shareholders of the Company have received a corresponding
benefit through appreciation in the value of Cable Michigan Common Stock.
The 1997 Plan contemplates the issuance of incentive stock options, as well
as stock options that are not designated as incentive stock options,
performance-based stock options, stock appreciation rights, performance share
units, restricted stock, phantom stock units and other stock-based awards
(collectively, "Awards"). Up to 300,000 shares of Common Stock, plus shares of
Common Stock issuable in connection with the Distribution related option
adjustments, may be issued pursuant to Awards granted under the 1997 Plan.
All employees and outside consultants to the Company and any of its
subsidiaries and all Directors of the Company who are not also employees of the
Company are eligible to receive discretionary Awards under the 1997 Plan.
Unless earlier terminated by the Board, the 1997 Plan will expire on the
10th anniversary of the Distribution. The Board or the Compensation Committee
may, at any time, or from time to time, amend or suspend and, if suspended,
reinstate, the 1997 Plan in whole or in part.
Prior to the Distribution, certain employees of the Company were granted
stock option awards under C-TEC's stock option plans. In connection with the
Distribution, 380,013 options covering Common Stock were issued. Each C-Tec
option was adjusted so that each holder would hold options to purchase shares
of Commonwealth Telephone Enterprise Common Stock, RCN Common Stock and Cable
Michigan Common Stock. The number of shares subject to, and the exercise price
of, such options were adjusted to take into account the Distribution and to
ensure that the aggregate intrinsic value of the resulting RCN, the Company and
Commonwealth Telephone Enterprises options immediately after the Distribution
was equal to the aggregate intrinsic value of the C-TEC options immediately
prior to the Distribution.