Section 2.09 Resignations. A director may resign by submitting his written resignation to the Chairman of the Board (if one has been elected) or the Secretary. Unless otherwise specified therein, the resignation of a director need not be accepted to make it effective and shall be effective immediately upon its receipt by such officer or as otherwise specified therein. If the resignation of a director specifies that it shall be effective at some time later than receipt, until that time the resigning director shall be competent to act on all matters before the Board of Directors, including filling the vacancy caused by such resignation.
Section 2.10 Removal of Directors. The entire Board of Directors or any individual director may be removed at any time for cause or without cause by the holders of a majority of the shares then entitled to vote at an election of directors. The vacancy or vacancies caused in the Board of Directors by such removal may but need not be filled by such stockholders at the same meeting or at a special meeting of the stockholders called for that purpose.
Section 2.11 Vacancies. Any vacancy that shall occur in the Board of Directors by reason of death, resignation, removal, increase in the number of directors or any other cause whatever shall, unless filled as provided in Section 2.10 of this ARTICLE II, be filled by a majority vote of the then-members of the Board, whether or not a quorum, and each person so elected shall be a director until he or his successor is elected by the stockholders (then entitled to vote at an election of directors) at a meeting called for the purpose of electing directors, or until his prior death, resignation or removal.
Section 2.12 Compensation of Directors. The Corporation may allow compensation to its directors for their services, as determined from time to time by resolution adopted by the Board of Directors.
Section 2.13 Committees. The Board of Directors may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the full Board, designate one or more committees consisting of directors to have and exercise such authority of the Board in the management of the business and affairs of the Corporation as the resolution of the Board creating such committee may specify and as is otherwise permitted by law. The Board of Directors may designate one or more directors as alternate members of any committee, who may replace any absent or disqualified member at any meeting of the committee. In the absence or disqualification of any member of such committee or committees, the member or members thereof present at any meeting and not disqualified from voting, whether or not he or they constitute a quorum, may unanimously appoint another director to act at the meeting in the place of such absent or disqualified member.
Section 2.14 Personal Liability of Directors.
(a) To the fullest extent that the laws of the State of Delaware, as the same exist or may hereafter be amended, permit elimination of the personal liability of directors, no director of this Corporation shall be personally liable to this Corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director.
(b) The provisions of this Section 2.14 shall be deemed to be a contract with each director of this Corporation who serves as such at any time while this Section 2.14 is in effect, and each such director shall be deemed to be serving as such in reliance on the provisions of this Section 2.14. Any amendment or repeal of this Section 2.14 or adoption of any Bylaw of this Corporation or other provision of the Certificate of Incorporation of this Corporation which has the effect of increasing director liability shall operate prospectively only and shall not affect any action taken, or any failure to act, by a director of this Corporation prior to such amendment, repeal, Bylaw or other provision becoming effective.