Duties and Responsibilties of the Lead Director

The Board has determined that the Lead Director, if one is elected, shall:

  • approve Board meeting agendas and, in consultation with the Chairman and the nonemployee directors, approve Board meeting schedules to ensure there is sufficient time for discussion of all agenda items;

  • approve the type of information to be provided to directors for Board meetings;

  • preside at all meetings at which the Chairman is not present including executive sessions of the nonemployee directors and apprise the Chairman of the issues considered;

  • serve as liaison between the Chairman and the independent directors;

  • be available for consultation and direct communication with the Company's shareholders;

  • call meetings of the nonemployee directors when necessary and appropriate; and

  • perform such other duties as the Board may from time to time designate.