Delaware 48-0948788 (State or other jurisdiction (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.) of incorporation or organization)
Approximate date of proposed sale to public: From time to time after the effective date of this Registration Statement.
======================================================================================================================== Title of Securities to be Proposed Maximum Proposed Maximum Amount of to be Registered Amount to be Registered Offering Price Per Share Aggregate Offering Price Registration Fee ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share 1,400,000 $17.9 (1) $25,060,000 (1) $7,392.70 ========================================================================================================================
(1) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee, computed pursuant to Rules 457(c) and (h) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, on the basis of the average of the high and low prices of a share of the registrant's Common Stock as reported in the New York Stock Exchange - Composite Transactions System on (this date should be 5 days before the filing), 1998.
ITEM 1. PLAN INFORMATION.*
ITEM 2. REGISTRANT INFORMATION AND EMPLOYEE PLAN ANNUAL INFORMATION.*
* Information required by Part I to be contained in the Section
10(a) prospectus is omitted from this Registration Statement in accordance with Rule 428 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and the Note to Part I of Form S-8.
ITEM 3. INCORPORATION OF DOCUMENTS BY REFERENCE.
The following documents have been filed by the Yellow Corporation (the "Company") with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") and are hereby incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement:
(a) The Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1997;
(b) The Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 1998; and
(c) The description of the Company's common stock, $1.00 par value per share, contained in the Company's Registration Statement on Form 10 filed pursuant to Section 12 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and any amendments thereto.
All documents subsequently filed by the Company with the Commission pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14, or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") 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 in this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any other subsequently filed document which also is or is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.
ITEM 4. DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES.
The class of securities offered hereby is registered under Section 12 of the Exchange Act.
ITEM 5. INTERESTS OF NAMED EXPERTS AND COUNSEL.
Section 145 ("Section 145") of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware ("DGLC") empowers a corporation to indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation) by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation or enterprise. Depending on the character of the proceeding, a corporation may indemnify against expenses (including attorneys' fees), judgments, fines and/or amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred in connection with such action, suit or proceeding if the person indemnified acted in good faith and in a manner such person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe such person's conduct was unlawful. In the case of an action by or in the right of the corporation, no indemnification may be made with respect to any claim, issue or matter as to which such person shall have been adjudged to be liable to the corporation unless and only the extent that the Court of Chancery or the court in which such action or suit was brought shall determine that despite the adjudication of liability such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which the court shall deem proper. Section 145 further provides that to the extent a director, officer, employee or agent of a corporation has been successful in the defense of any action, or any claim, issue or matter therein, such person shall be indemnified against expenses (including attorneys' fees) actually and reasonably incurred by such person in connection therewith. Section 145 also states that the indemnification provided for in such Section shall not be deemed exclusive of any other rights to which the indemnified party may be entitled and empowers the corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of directors, officers, employees and agents of the corporation against any liability asserted against such person or incurred by such person in any such capacity or arising out of such person's status as such whether or not the corporation would have the power to indemnify such person against such liabilities under Section 145.
In addition, directors and officers of the Company are entitled to indemnification as provided in Article V of the Company's Bylaws (the "Bylaws"). Such Article V provides as follows:
Section 1. Right to Indemnification
a. Each person who was or is made a party or is threatened to be made a party to or is involved in any action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative ("proceeding"), by reason of the fact that he or she or a person for whom he or she is the legal representative is or was a director, officer or employee of the Company or is or was serving at the request of the Company as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, or of a partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, including service with respect to employee benefit plans, whether the basis of such proceeding is alleged action in an official capacity as a director, officer, employee or agent or in any other capacity as a director, officer, employee or agent, shall be indemnified and held harmless by the Company to the fullest extent authorized by the DGCL, as the same exists or may hereafter be amended (but, in the case of any such amendment, only to the extent such amendment) against the Company to provide broader indemnification rights than said law permitted the corporation to provide prior to such amendment) against all expenses, liability and loss (including attorneys, fees, judgments, fines, ERISA excise taxes or penalties and amounts paid or to be paid in settlement) reasonably incurred or suffered by such person in connection therewith; provided, however, that with respect to any agent or employee, to the extent any such expenses, liabilities or losses are covered by insurance, other than insurance maintained by the Company, the Company shall be required to indemnify and hold harmless such agent or employee only to the extent that such expenses, liabilities or losses are not covered by such insurance. Such right shall be a contract right and shall include the right to be paid by the corporation expenses incurred in defending any such proceedings in advance of its final disposition; provided, however, that the payment of such expenses incurred by a director or officer of the corporation in his or her capacity as a director or officer (and not in any other capacity in which service was or is rendered by such person while a direc-
b. Any person who is or was an agent of the Company, and who would be
entitled to be indemnified by the Company under the circumstances set forth in
Section 1(a) but for the fact that such person is not or was not a director, officer or employee of the corporation, may be indemnified by the Company (but shall not be entitled to be indemnified by the Company) in a specific case to all or part of the extent set forth in Section 1(a), if the Board of Directors determines that it is in the best interests of the corporation to grant such indemnity. Authorization for such indemnity and the extent thereof shall be determined by majority vote of a quorum of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Right of Claimant to Bring Suit
If a claim under Section 1 is not paid in full by the Company within 90 days after a written claim has been received by the Company, the claimant may at any time thereafter bring suit against the Company to recover the unpaid amount of the claim, and if successful in whole or in part, the claimant shall be entitled to be paid also the expenses of prosecuting such claim. It shall be a defense to any such action (other than an action brought to enforce a claim for expenses incurred in defending any proceeding in advance of its final disposition where the required undertaking has been tendered to the corporation) that the claimant has not met the standards of conduct which make it permissible under the DGCL for the Company to indemnify the claimant for the amount claimed, but the burden of proving such defense shall be on the Company. Neither the failure of the Company (including its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel, or its stockholders) to have made a determination prior to the commencement of such action that indemnification of the claimant is proper in the circumstances because he or she has met the applicable standard of conduct set forth in the DGCL, nor an actual determination by the Company (including its Board of Directors, independent legal counsel, or its stockholders) that the claimant had not met such applicable standard of conduct, shall be a defense to the action or create a presumption that the claimant had not met the applicable standard of conduct.
Section 3. Non-Exclusivity of Rights
The rights conferred by Sections 1 and 2 shall not be exclusive of any other right which such person may have or hereafter acquire under any statute, provision of the Company's Certificate of Incorporation, By law, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise.
Section 4. Insurance
The Company may maintain insurance, at its expense, to protect itself and any such director, employee or agent of the Company or another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise against any such expense, liability or loss, whether or not the Company would have the power to indemnify such person against such expense, liability or loss under the DGCL.
For purposes of this Article V, reference to "other enterprise" shall include entities of any kind, including associations, rate bureaus and conferences.
ITEM 7. EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION CLAIMED.
The following exhibits are filed as a part of this Registration Statement:
Exhibit No. Description 4 1997 Stock Option Plan 5 Opinion of Cahill Gordon & Reindel as to the legality of the Common Stock being registered 23.1 Consent of Cahill Gordon & Reindel (included in Exhibit 5) 23.2 Consent of Arthur Andersen LLP 24 Power of Attorney
ITEM 9. UNDERTAKINGS.
The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes:
(1) to file, during any period in which offers of sales are being made, if applicable, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:
(a) to include any prospectus required by Section
10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;
(b) 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; and
(c) 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 clauses (1)(a) and 1(b) shall not apply if
the information required to be included therein is contained in
periodic reports filed by the registrant 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;
(4) that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the registrant'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
(5) 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 of 1933, 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 registrant 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 registrant 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.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant 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 Overland Park, State of Kansas on the 16th day of July, 1998.
By: /s/ William F. Martin, Jr. ----------------------------------- William F. Martin, Jr. Senior Vice President and Secretary
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
Signature Capacity in Which Signed Date /s/ A. Maurice Myers ------------------------- President, Chief Executive Officer July 16, 1998 A. Maurice Myers and Chairman of the Board /s/ H. A. Trucksess, III ------------------------- Senior Vice President, Finance/ July 16, 1998 H. A. Trucksess, III Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer /s/ Klaus E. Agthe ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 Klaus E. Agthe /s/ Howard M. Dean ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 Howard M. Dean /s/ David H. Hughes ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 David H. Hughes /s/ Ronald T. LeMay ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 Ronald T. LeMay /s/ John C. McKelvey ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 John C. McKelvey /s/ Carl W. Vogt ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 Carl W. Vogt /s/ William L. Trubeck ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 William L. Trubeck /s/ Cassandra C. Carr ------------------------- Director July 16, 1998 Cassandra C. Carr
Exhibit No. Description ----------- ----------- 4 1997 Stock Option Plan 5 Opinion of Cahill Gordon & Reindel as to the legality of the Common Stock being registered 23.1 Consent of Cahill Gordon & Reindel (included in Exhibit 5) 23.2 Consent of Arthur Andersen LLP 24 Power of Attorney
The Yellow Corporation 1997 Stock Option Plan is designed to enable qualified executive, managerial, supervisory and professional personnel of Yellow Corporation and its Subsidiaries to acquire or increase their ownership of common stock of the Company on reasonable terms. The opportunity so provided is intended to foster in participants a strong incentive to put forth maximum effort for the continued success and growth of the Company and its Subsidiaries, to aid in retaining individuals who put forth such efforts, and to assist in attracting the best available individuals in the future.
When used herein, the following terms shall have the meaning set forth below:
2.1 "Award" shall mean an Option or SAR.
2.2 "Board" means the Board of Directors of Yellow Corporation.
2.3 "Committee" means the members of the Board's Compensation Committee who are non-employee directors as defined in Rule 16b-3 of the Securities and Exchange Commission as it exists on the effective date of the Plan or as subsequently amended or interpreted and are "outside directors" within the meaning of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the regulations thereunder.
2.4 "Company" means Yellow Corporation.
2.5 "IRC '86" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as in effect as of the effective date of the Plan or as thereafter amended, and applicable regulations.
2.6 "Fair Market Value" means with respect to the Company's Shares the closing price of the Shares as reported by NASDAQ or if the closing price is not reported, the bid price of the Shares as reported by NASDAQ on the date on which the value is to be determined or, if the stock did not trade on that date, the next preceding date on which such stock traded.
2.7 "Grantee" means a person to whom an Award is made.
2.8 "Non-Qualified Stock Option" or "NQSO" means an Option awarded under the Plan which by its terms and conditions is not, and is not intended to be, an "Incentive Stock Option" as defined by IRC '86.
2.9 "Option " means the right to purchase, at a price, for a term, under conditions, and for cash or other considerations fixed by the Committee in accordance with the Plan, and subject to such other limitations and restrictions as the Plan and the Committee impose, a number of shares specified by the Committee.
2.10 "Plan" means the Company's 1997 Stock Option Plan.
2.12 "Shares" means shares of the Company's common stock or, if by reason of the adjustment provisions hereof any rights under an Award under the Plan pertain to any other security, such other security.
2.13 "Subsidiary" means any business, whether or not incorporated, in which the Company, at the time an Award is granted to an employee thereof, or in other cases, at the time of reference, owns directly or indirectly not less than 50% of the equity interest.
2.14 "Successor" means the legal representative of the estate of a deceased Grantee or the person or persons who shall acquire the right to exercise an Option or an SAR, by bequest or inheritance or by reason of the death of the Grantee, as provided in accordance with Section 9 hereof.
2.15 "Term" means the period during which a particular Option or SAR may be exercised.
2.16 "QDRO" means a qualified domestic relations order as defined by IRC '86 or Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or the rules thereunder.
3. ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN
3.1 The Plan shall be administered by the Committee.
3.2 The Committee shall have plenary authority, subject to the provisions of the Plan, to determine when and to whom Awards shall be granted, the Term of each Award, the number of Shares covered by it, the participation by Grantee in other plans, and any other terms or conditions of each such Award. The Committee may grant such additional benefits in connection with any Award as it deems appropriate. The number of Shares, the Term, the other terms and conditions of a particular kind of Award and any additional benefits granted in connection with any Award need not be the same, even as to Awards made at the same time. The Committee's actions in making Awards and fixing their size, Term and other terms and conditions and in granting any additional benefits in connection with any Award shall be conclusive on all persons.
3.3 The Committee shall have the sole responsibility for construing and interpreting the Plan, for establishing and amending such rules and regulations as it deems necessary or desirable for the proper administration of the Plan, and for resolving all questions arising under the Plan. Any decision or action taken by the Committee arising out of or in connection with the construction, administration, interpretation and effect of the Plan and of its rules and regulations shall, to the extent permitted by law, be within its absolute discretion, except as otherwise specifically provided herein, and shall be conclusive and binding upon all Grantees, all Successors, and any other persons, whether that person is claiming under or through any Grantee or otherwise.
3.4 The Committee shall regularly inform the Board as to its actions with respect to all Awards under the Plan and the Terms and conditions of such Awards in a manner, at such times, and in such form as the Board may reasonably request.
Awards may be made under the Plan only to employees of the Company or a Subsidiary who have executive, managerial, supervisory or professional responsibilities. Officers shall be employees for this purpose, whether or not they are also Directors, but a Director who is not such an employee shall not be eligible to receive an Award. Awards may be made to eligible employees whether or not they have received prior Awards, under the Plan or under any previously adopted plan, and whether or not they are participants in other benefit plans of the Company. In making a determination concerning the granting of Awards to eligible employees, the Committee may take into account the nature of the services they have rendered or that the Committee expects they will render, their present and potential contributions to the success of the business, the number of years of effective service they are expected to have and such other factors as the Committee in its sole discretion shall deem relevant.
5. SHARES SUBJECT TO PLAN
Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 18 below, 1,400,000 Shares are hereby reserved for issuance in connection with Awards under the Plan. The Shares so issued may be unreserved Shares held in the treasury however acquired or Shares which are authorized but unissued. Any Shares subject to issuance upon exercise of Options shall once again be available for issuance in satisfaction of Awards to the extent that (i) cash is issued in satisfaction of the exercise of such Shares or (ii) the Option expires or terminates unexercised as to any Shares covered thereby. Subject to adjustment as provided in Section 18 below, the maximum number of Shares with respect to which options or SARs may be granted during any calendar year to any employee under the Plan shall be 200,000 Shares.
6. GRANTING OF OPTIONS
6.1 Subject to the terms of the Plan, the Committee may from time to time grant Options to eligible employees.
6.2 The purchase price of each Share subject to Option shall be fixed by the Committee, but shall not be less than 100% of the Fair Market Value of the Share on the last business day prior to the date the Option is granted.
6.3 Each Option shall expire and all right to purchase Shares thereunder shall cease on the date fixed by the Committee, which subject to the terms of the Plan, shall not be later than the tenth anniversary of the grant date of the Option.
6.4 Each Option shall become exercisable at the time, and for the number of Shares, fixed by the Committee. Except to the extent otherwise provided in or pursuant to Sections 9 and 10, no Option shall become exercisable as to any Shares prior to the first anniversary of the date on which the Option was granted.
7. STOCK APPRECIATION RIGHTS
7.1 The Committee may, in its discretion, grant an SAR to the holder of an Option, either at the time the Option is granted or by amending the instrument evidencing the grant of the Option at any time after the Option is granted and more than six months before the end of the Term of the Option, so long as the grant is made during the period in which grants of SARs may be made under the Plan.
7.3 Except to the extent otherwise provided in or pursuant to Sections 9 and 10, no SAR shall be exercisable during the first six months after its date of grant.
7.4 Upon exercise of an SAR the Option, or portion thereof, with respect to which such right is exercised shall be surrendered and shall not thereafter be exercisable.
8. NON-TRANSFERABILITY OF RIGHTS
No rights under any Award shall be transferable otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and distribution or pursuant to a QDRO, and the rights, and except to the extent otherwise provided in Section 12, the benefits, of any such Award may be exercised and received, respectively, during the lifetime of the Grantee only by him or by his guardian or legal representative or by an "alternate payee" pursuant to a QDRO.
9. DEATH OR TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT
9.1 Subject to the provisions of the Plan, the Committee may make such provisions concerning exercise or lapse of Options or SARs on death or termination of employment as it shall in its discretion determine. No such provision shall extend the Term of an Option or SAR, nor shall any such provision permit an Option or SAR to be exercised prior to six months after the date on which it was granted, except in the event of death or termination by reason of disability.
9.2 Transfers of employment between the Company and a Subsidiary, or between Subsidiaries, shall not constitute termination of employment for purposes of any Award. The Committee may specify in the terms and conditions of an Award whether any authorized leave of absence or absence for military or government service or for any other reason shall constitute a termination of employment for purposes of the Award and the Plan.
10. PROVISIONS RELATING TO TERMINATION OF THE COMPANY'S SEPARATE EXISTENCE
The Committee may provide that in the event that the Company is to be wholly or partly liquidated, or agrees to participate in a merger, consolidation or reorganization in which it, or an entity controlled by it, is not the surviving entity, any or all Options and SARs granted under the Plan shall be immediately exercisable in full.
11. WRITINGS EVIDENCING AWARDS
Each Award granted under the Plan shall be evidenced by a writing which may, but need not, be in the form of an agreement to be signed by the Grantee. The writing shall set forth the nature and size of the Award, its Term, the other terms and conditions thereof, other than those set forth in the Plan, and such other information as the Committee directs. Acceptance of any benefits of an Award by the Grantee shall be con-
12. EXERCISE OF RIGHTS UNDER AWARDS
12.1 A person entitled to exercise an Option or SAR may do so by delivery of a written notice to that effect specifying the number of Shares with respect to which the Option or SAR is being exercised and any other information the Committee may prescribe.
12.2 The notice shall be accompanied by payment in full for the purchase price of any Shares to be purchased with such payment being made in cash; shares of the Company's common stock having a Fair Market Value equivalent to the purchase price of such Shares; a combination thereof; or cashless exercise pursuant to the Cashless Exercise Program offered by the Company. No Shares shall be issued upon exercise of an Option until full payment has been made therefor.
12.3 The notice of exercise of an SAR shall be accompanied by the Grantee's copy of the writing or writings evidencing the grant of the SAR and the related Option.
12.4 Upon exercise of an Option or SAR, the Grantee may request in writing that the Shares to be issued in satisfaction of the Award be issued in the name of the Grantee and another person as joint tenants with right of survivorship or as tenants in common.
12.5 All notices or requests provided for herein shall be delivered to the Secretary of the Company.
13. EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE PLAN AND DURATION.
13.1 The Plan shall become effective on July 15, 1997, subject to stockholder approval at the 1998 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of the Company where such approval is required by applicable SEC or stock market regulations.
13.2 No Awards may be granted under the Plan on or after July 16, 2007 although the terms of any Award may be amended at any time prior to the end of its Term in accordance with the Plan.
14. DATE OF AWARD
The date of an Award shall be the date on which the Committee's determination to grant the same is final, or such later date as shall be specified by the Committee in connection with its determination.
15. STOCKHOLDER STATUS
No person shall have any rights as a stockholder by virtue of the grant of an Award under the Plan except with respect to Shares actually issued to that person.
16. POSTPONEMENT OF EXERCISE
The Committee may postpone any exercise of an Option or SAR for such time as the Committee in its discretion may deem necessary in order to permit the Company (i) to effect or maintain registration of the Plan or the Shares issuable upon the exercise of an Option or an SAR under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any applicable jurisdiction, (ii) to permit any action to be taken in order to comply with restrictions or regulations incident to the maintenance of a public market for its Shares, or (iii) to
17. TERMINATION, SUSPENSION OR MODIFICATION OF PLAN
The Board may at any time terminate, suspend or modify the Plan. However, no termination, suspension or modification of the Plan shall adversely affect any right acquired by any Grantee or any Successor under an Award granted before the date of such termination, suspension or modification, unless such Grantee or Successor shall consent; but it shall be conclusively presumed that any adjustment for changes in capitalization as provided for herein does not adversely affect any such right. Any member of the Board who is an officer or employee of the Company or a Subsidiary shall be without vote on any proposed amendment to the Plan, or on any other matter which might affect that member's individual interest under the Plan.
18. ADJUSTMENT FOR CHANGES IN CAPITALIZATION
Any increase in the number of outstanding Shares of the Company occurring through stock splits or stock dividends after the adoption of the Plan shall be reflected proportionately in an increase in the aggregate number of Shares then available for the grant of Awards under the Plan, or becoming available through the termination, surrender or lapse of Awards previously granted but unexercised, and in the number of Shares subject to Awards then outstanding; and a proportionate reduction shall be made in the per share option price as to any outstanding Options. Any fractional shares resulting from such adjustment shall be eliminated. If changes in capitalization other than those considered above shall occur, the Board shall make such adjustment in the number or class of shares, remaining subject to Awards then outstanding and in the per share option price as the Board in its discretion may consider appropriate to reflect such change in capitalization, and all such adjustments shall9 be conclusive upon all persons.
19. DELIVERY OR SHARES IN LIEU OF CASH INCENTIVE AWARDS
19.1 Any employee otherwise eligible for an Award under the Plan who is eligible to receive a cash incentive payment from the Company under any management incentive plan may make application to the Committee in such manner as may be prescribed from time to time by the Committee, to receive Shares from the Plan in lieu of all or any portion of such cash payment.
19.2 The Committee may in its discretion honor such application by delivering Shares from the Plan to such employee equal in Fair Market Value to that portion of the cash payment otherwise payable to the employee under such incentive plan for which a Share delivery is to be made in lieu of cash payment.
19.3 Any Shares delivered to employees under the Plan in lieu of cash incentive payments shall come from the aggregate number of Shares authorized for use by the Plan and shall not be available for any other Awards under the Plan.
19.4 Such applications and such delivery of Shares shall not be permitted on or after July 16, 2007.
20.1 The Company may make loans to Grantees for the sole purpose of exercising Option Awards under the Plan and meeting the Federal tax consequences of such exercise. Such loans shall be subject to the terms and conditions established by the Committee from time to time which shall in all cases include those specific items contained in this Section 20 as well as such other items as may be established by the Committee.
20.2 No loan shall exceed the exercise price of the option to be exercised plus the amount of Federal income taxes reasonably estimated to be due at the exercise of the option or within the next following seven month period.
20.3 No loan shall have a term exceeding five years subject to renewal at the discretion of the Committee. Notwithstanding any other terms of the loan, each loan shall be fully due and payable on the loan recipient's termination of employment, except that in the case of termination due to disability, the Committee at its discretion may extend the terms of the loan beyond termination.
20.4 Interest shall be charged on the loan with a rate established by the Committee but in no case less than an amount equal to any dividends payable during the term of the loan on the Shares being purchased by the Grantee at the exercise of the Option. Such minimum interest rate shall be determined by dividing the dividends paid on such Shares during the preceding twelve months by the Option price for such Shares.
20.5 If such a loan is made to a Grantee, the Company shall not deliver a certificate or any shares purchased with the loan proceeds, until such time as the loan is repaid.
21. NO-UNIFORM DETERMINATION
The Committee's determination under the Plan including, without limitation, determination of the persons to receive Awards, the form, amount and type of Awards (e.g. NQSOs, SARs), the terms and provisions of Awards and the written material evidencing such Awards, the grant of additional benefits in connection with any Award, and the granting or rejecting of loans or applications for delivery of stock in lieu of cash bonus or incentive payments need not be uniform and may be made selectively among otherwise eligible employees, whether or not such employees are similarly situated.
The Company is authorized to pay or withhold the amount of any tax attributable to any amounts payable under any Awards, and the Company may defer making payment of any Award if any such tax, charge or assessment may be pending until indemnification to its satisfaction. This authority shall include authority to withhold or receive Shares and to make cash payments in respect thereof in satisfaction of an individual's tax obligations.
An employee's right, if any, to continue in the employ of the Company or a Subsidiary shall not be affected by the fact that he is a participant under this Plan. At the sole discretion of the Committee, an employee terminated for cause may be required to forfeit all of his rights under the Plan, except as to Options or SARs already exercised.
The proceeds received by the Company from the sale of its Shares under the Plan shall be used for general corporate purposes.
25. OTHER ACTIONS
Nothing in the Plan shall be construed to limit the authority of the Company to exercise its corporate rights and powers, including, by way of illustration and not by way of limitation, the right to grant options for proper corporate purposes otherwise than under the Plan to any employee or any other person, firm, corporation, association or other entity, or to grant options to, or assume options of, any person in connection with the acquisition, by purchase, lease, merger, consolidation or otherwise, of all or any part of the business and assets of any person, firm, corporation, association or other entity.
26. GOVERNING LAW
The Plan and all determinations made and actions taken pursuant hereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware.
Overland Park, Kansas 66211
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We have acted as your counsel in connection with the preparation of a Registration Statement on Form S-8 (the "Registration Statement") being filed by you with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, with respect to the 1,400,000 shares of Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share (the "Common Stock"), of the Yellow Corporation (the "Company") which are to be awarded (an "Award") pursuant to the Yellow Corporation 1997 Stock Option Plan (the "Plan").
We advise you that, in our opinion, upon the issuance of Common Stock pursuant to an Award in accordance with the terms of the Plan, and in each case upon payment to the Company of any consideration for such Common Stock provided for in the Plan or any agreement with the Company relating to the applicable Award (which consideration is assumed herein to be in no event less than the par value of the Common Stock being issued upon such payment), the shares of the Common Stock so issued will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
We hereby consent to the filing of this opinion with the Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to the aforesaid Registration Statement.
Very truly yours,
/s/ Cahill Gordon & Reindel
As independent public accountants, we hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this registration statement of our reports dated January 28, 1998, included or incorporated by reference in Yellow Corporation's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 1997, and to all references to our Firm included in this registration statement.
Kansas City, Missouri
[ ], 1998
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints William F. Martin, and each of them acting individually, as his attorney-in-fact, each with full power of substitution, for him in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments to this Registration Statement on Form S-8, and to file the same, with exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and is hereby ratifying and confirming our signatures as they may be signed by our said attorney to any and all amendments to said Registration Statement.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
/s/ A. Maurice Myers ------------------------- President, Chief Executive Officer , 1998 A. Maurice Myers and Chairman of the Board /s/ H. A. Trucksess, III ------------------------- Senior Vice President, Finance/ , 1998 H. A. Trucksess, III Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer /s/ Klaus E. Agthe ------------------------- Director , 1998 Klaus E. Agthe /s/ Howard M. Dean ------------------------- Director , 1998 Howard M. Dean /s/ David H. Hughes ------------------------- Director , 1998 David H. Hughes /s/ Ronald T. LeMay ------------------------- Director , 1998 Ronald T. LeMay /s/ John C. McKelvey ------------------------- Director , 1998 John C. McKelvey /s/ Carl W. Vogt ------------------------- Director , 1998 Carl W. Vogt /s/ William L. Trubeck ------------------------- Director , 1998 William L. Trubeck /s/ Cassandra C. Carr ------------------------- Director , 1998 Cassandra C. Carr