amounts owed by a Participant (or any other individual claiming a benefit through the Participant) as a result of this Plan. In the event of a Change of Control which does not constitute a transaction described in Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-3(i)(5)(v), (vi) or (vii), the payment schedule applicable to a Qualifying Termination outside of a Change in Control Protection Period shall apply to the extent necessary to comply with the requirements of Code Section 409A and the regulations thereunder.
22. Unfunded Plan Status. The Plan shall be unfunded and is intended to provide benefits to a select group of management and highly compensated employees. All payments pursuant to the Plan shall be made from the general funds of the Company and no special or separate fund shall be established or other segregation of assets made to assure payment. No Participant or other person shall have under any circumstances any interest in any particular property or assets of the Company as a result of participating in the Plan.
23. Special Provisions Following Change of Control. Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, in the event of a dispute arising with respect to entitlement to payments and benefits under the Plan in connection with a termination occurring during the Change of Control Protection Period, determinations of the Board or the Plan Administrator (including, without limitation, determinations with respect to the existence of Cause or Good Reason or compliance with the requirements of Section 9) shall not be entitled to deference and shall be reviewed de novo for purposes of Section 12 hereof and any subsequent arbitration or court proceeding.
24. Plan Termination and Amendment. The Board reserves the right to amend or terminate the Plan at any time, in its sole discretion, without prior notice to Participants except to the extent required by this Section 24. Any such amendment or termination shall be made by the Board or by action of a person or persons duly authorized by the Board. All Participants shall receive any benefits to which they have become entitled under the Plan on or before the date the Plan terminates. Notwithstanding the foregoing, (i) an amendment or termination that eliminates any Participant or reduces benefits payable under the Plan or changes a Participant’s participation level will not be effective until one (1) year after written notice is provided to the Participants affected by such amendment or termination, (ii) an amendment, termination or change in participation level that eliminates any Participant or reduces benefits payable under the Plan will not be effective if a Change of Control occurs during the one (1) year notice period, and (iii) an amendment or termination or change in participation level that eliminates any Participant or reduces benefits payable under the Plan will not be effective if it is adopted during a Change of Control Protection Period.
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