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Exhibit 4.1 401(K) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY WESTFIELD BANKDefined Contribution Plan 8.0Restated March 1, 2006 TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTIONARTICLE I FORMAT AND DEFINITIONS Section 1.01–Format Section 1.02–DefinitionsARTICLE II PARTICIPATION Section 2.01–Active Participant Section 2.02–Inactive Participant Section 2.03–Cessation of ParticipationARTICLE III CONTRIBUTIONS Section 3.01–Employer Contributions Section 3.01A–Rollover Contributions Section 3.02–Forfeitures Section 3.03–Allocation Section 3.04–Contribution Limitation Section 3.05–Excess AmountsARTICLE IV INVESTMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS Section 4.01–Investment and Timing of ContributionsARTICLE V BENEFITS Section 5.01–Retirement Benefits Section 5.02–Death Benefits Section 5.03–Vested Benefits Section 5.04–When Benefits Start Section 5.05–Withdrawal Benefits Section 5.06–Loans to Participants Section 5.07–Distributions Under Qualified Domestic Relations OrdersARTICLE VI DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITS Section 6.01–Form of Distribution Section 6.02–Election Procedures Section 6.03–Notice Requirements 3ARTICLE VII DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS Section 7.01–Application Section 7.02–Definitions Section 7.03–Distribution RequirementsARTICLE VIII TERMINATION OF THE PLANARTICLE IX ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLAN Section 9.01–Administration Section 9.02–Expenses Section 9.03–Records Section 9.04–Information Available Section 9.05–Claim and Appeal Procedures Section 9.06–Delegation of Authority Section 9.07–Exercise of Discretionary Authority Section 9.08–Transaction ProcessingARTICLE X GENERAL PROVISIONS Section 10.01–Amendments Section 10.02–Direct Rollovers Section 10.03–Mergers and Direct Transfers Section 10.04–Provisions Relating to the Insurer and Other Parties Section 10.05–Employment Status Section 10.06–Rights to Plan Assets Section 10.07–Beneficiary Section 10.08–Nonalienation of Benefits Section 10.09–Construction Section 10.10–Legal Actions Section 10.11–Small Amounts Section 10.12–Word Usage Section 10.13–Change in Service Method Section 10.14–Military ServiceARTICLE XI TOP-HEAVY PLAN REQUIREMENTS Section 11.01–Application Section 11.02–Definitions Section 11.03–Modification of Vesting Requirements Section 11.04–Modification of ContributionsPLAN EXECUTION 4 INTRODUCTION The Primary Employer previously established a 401 (k) plan on April1, 1995. The Primary Employer is of the opinion that the plan should bechanged. It believes that the best means to accomplish these changes is tocompletely restate the plan’s terms, provisions and conditions. Therestatement, effective March 1, 2006, is set forth in this document and issubstituted in lieu of the prior document with the exception of theEconomic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) goodfaith compliance amendment and any model amendment. Such amendment(s) shallcontinue to apply to this restated plan until such provisions areintegrated into the plan or such amendment(s) are superseded by anotheramendment. The restated plan continues to be for the exclusive benefit ofemployees of the Employer. All persons covered under the plan on February28, 2006, shall continue to be covered under the restated plan with no lossof benefits. It is intended that the plan, as restated, shall qualify as a profitsharing plan under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, including any lateramendments to the Code. 5 ARTICLE I FORMAT AND DEFINITIONSSECTION 1.01–FORMAT. Words and phrases defined in the DEFINITIONS SECTION of Article Ishall have that defined meaning when used in this Plan, unless the contextclearly indicates otherwise. These words and phrases have an initial capital letter to aid inidentifying them as defined terms.SECTION 1.02–DEFINITIONS. Account means, for a Participant, his share of the Plan Fund. Separate accounting records are kept for those parts of his Account that result from: (a) Elective Deferral Contributions (b) Matching Contributions (c) Rollover Contributions A Participant’s Account shall be reduced by any distribution of his Vested Account and by any Forfeitures. A Participant’s Account shall participate in the earnings credited, expenses charged, and any appreciation or depreciation of the Investment Fund. His Account is subject to any minimum guarantees applicable under the Annuity Contract or other investment arrangement and to any expenses associated therewith. ACP Test means the nondiscrimination test described in Code Section 401(m)(2) as provided for in subparagraph (d) of the EXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of Article III. Active Participant means an Eligible Employee who is actively participating in the Plan according to the provisions in the ACTIVE PARTICIPANT SECTION of Article II. ADP Test means the nondiscrimination test described in Code Section 401(k)(3) as provided for in subparagraph (c) of the EXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of Article III. Affiliated Service Group means any group of corporations, partnerships or other organizations of which the Employer is a part and which is affiliated within the meaning of Code Section 414(m) and regulations thereunder. Such a group includes at least two organizations one of which is either a service organization (that is, an organization the principal business of which is performing services), or an organization the principal business of which is performing management functions on a regular and continuing basis. Such service is of a type historically performed by employees. In the case of a management organization, the Affiliated Service Group shall include organizations related, within the meaning of Code Section 144(a)(3), to either the management organization or the organization for which it performs management functions. The term Controlled Group, as it is used in this Plan, shall include the term Affiliated Service Group. 6 Alternate Payee means any spouse, former spouse, child, or other dependent of a Participant who is recognized by a qualified domestic relations order as having a right to receive all, or a portion of, the benefits payable under the Plan with respect to such Participant. Annuity Contract means the annuity contract or contracts into which the Trustee enters with the Insurer for guaranteed benefits, for the investment of Contributions in separate accounts, and for the payment of benefits under this Plan. The term Annuity Contract as it is used in this Plan shall include the plural unless the context clearly indicates the singular is meant. Annuity Starting Date means, for a Participant, the first day of the first period for which an amount is payable as an annuity or any other form. Beneficiary means the person or persons named by a Participant to receive any benefits under the Plan when the Participant dies. See the BENEFICIARY SECTION of Article X. Claimant means any person who makes a claim for benefits under this Plan. See the CLAIM AND APPEAL PROCEDURES SECTION of Article IX. Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Compensation means, except for purposes of the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of Article III and Article XI, the total earnings, except as modified in this definition, paid or made available to an Employee by the Employer during any specified period. “Earnings” in this definition means wages within the meaning of Code Section 3401 (a) and all other payments of compensation to an Employee by the Employer (in the course of the Employer’s trade or business) for which the Employer is required to furnish the Employee a written statement under Code Sections 6041(d), 6051(a)(3), and 6052. Earnings must be determined without regard to any rules under Code Section 3401 (a) that limit the remuneration included in wages based on the nature or location of the employment or the services performed (such as the exception for agricultural labor in Code Section 3401(a)(2)). The amount reported in the “Wages, Tips and Other Compensation” box on Form W-2 satisfies this definition. For any Self-employed Individual, Compensation means Earned Income. Compensation shall exclude the following: bonuses buyback pay For purposes of the EXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of Article III, Compensation shall not exclude those items listed above unless such Compensation is nondiscriminatory in accordance with the regulations under Code Section 414(s). Compensation shall only include Compensation received while an Active Participant. 7 Compensation shall also include elective contributions. For this purpose, elective contributions are amounts contributed by the Employer pursuant to a salary reduction agreement and which are not includible in the gross income of the Employee under Code Section 125, 402(e)(3), 402(h)(1)(B), or 403(b). Elective contributions also include compensation deferred under a Code Section 457 plan maintained by the Employer and employee contributions “picked up” by a governmental entity and, pursuant to Code Section 414(h)(2), treated as Employer contributions. For years beginning after December 31, 1997, elective contributions shall also include amounts contributed by the Employer pursuant to a salary reduction agreement and which are not includible in the gross income of the Employee under Code Section 132(f)(4). For purposes of the EXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of Article III, the Employer may elect to use an alternative nondiscriminatory definition of Compensation in accordance with the regulations under Code Section 414(s). For Plan Years beginning on or after January 1, 1994, the annual Compensation of each Participant taken into account for determining all benefits provided under the Plan for any determination period shall not exceed $150,000, as adjusted for increases in the cost-of- living in accordance with Code Section 401(a)(17)(B). The cost-of- living adjustment in effect for a calendar year applies to any determination period beginning in such calendar year. If a determination period consists of fewer than 12 months, the annual limit is an amount equal to the otherwise applicable annual limit multiplied by a fraction. The numerator of the fraction is the number of months in the short determination period, and the denominator of the fraction is 12. If Compensation for any prior determination period is taken into account in determining a Participant’s contributions or benefits for the current Plan Year, the Compensation for such prior determination period is subject to the applicable annual compensation limit in effect for that determination period. For this purpose, in determining contributions or benefits in Plan Years beginning on or after January 1, 1994, the annual compensation limit in effect for determination periods beginning before that date is $150,000. Compensation means, for a Leased Employee, Compensation for the services the Leased Employee performs for the Employer, determined in the same manner as the Compensation of Employees who are not Leased Employees, regardless of whether such Compensation is received directly from the Employer or from the leasing organization. Compensation Year means the consecutive 12-month period ending on the last day of each Plan Year, including corresponding periods before April 1, 1995. Contributions means Elective Deferral Contributions Matching Contributions Rollover Contributions as set out in Article III, unless the context clearly indicates only specific contributions are meant. 8 Controlled Group means any group of corporations, trades, or businesses of which the Employer is a part that are under common control. A Controlled Group includes any group of corporations, trades, or businesses, whether or not incorporated, which is either a parent-subsidiary group, a brother-sister group, or a combined group within the meaning of Code Section 414(b), Code Section 414(c) and regulations thereunder and, for purposes of determining contribution limitations under the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of Article III, as modified by Code Section 415(h) and, for the purpose of identifying Leased Employees, as modified by Code Section 144(a)(3). The term Controlled Group, as it is used in this Plan, shall include the term Affiliated Service Group and any other employer required to be aggregated with the Employer under Code Section 414(o) and the regulations thereunder. Direct Rollover means a payment by the Plan to the Eligible Retirement Plan specified by the Distributee. Distributee means an Employee or former Employee. In addition, the Employee’s (or former Employee’s) surviving spouse and the Employee’s (or former Employee’s) spouse or former spouse who is the alternate payee under a qualified domestic relations order, as defined in Code Section 414(p), are Distributees with regard to the interest of the spouse or former spouse. Early Retirement Age means age 59 1/2. Early Retirement Date means the date before a Participant’s Normal Retirement Date which the Participant selects for the start of his retirement benefits. This day may be on or after the date on which he ceases to be an Employee and reaches Early Retirement Age. If a Participant ceases to be an Employee before satisfying any age requirement for Early Retirement Age, the Participant shall be entitled to elect an early retirement benefit upon satisfying such age requirement. Earned Income means, for a Self-employed Individual, net earnings from self-employment in the trade or business for which this Plan is established if such Self-employed Individual’s personal services are a material income producing factor for that trade or business. Net earnings shall be determined without regard to items not included in gross income and the deductions properly allocable to or chargeable against such items. Net earnings shall be reduced for the employer contributions to the Employer’s qualified retirement plan(s) to the extent deductible under Code Section 404. Net earnings shall be determined with regard to the deduction allowed to the Employer by Code Section 164(f) for taxable years beginning after December 31, 1989. Elective Deferral Contributions means contributions made by the Employer to fund this Plan in accordance with elective deferral agreements between Eligible Employees and the Employer. Elective deferral agreements shall be made, changed, or terminated according to the provisions of the EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS SECTION of Article III. Elective Deferral Contributions shall be 100% vested and subject to the distribution restrictions of Code Section 401 (k) when made. See the WHEN BENEFITS START SECTION of Article V. Eligibility Break in Service means an Eligibility Computation Period in which an Employee is credited with 500 or fewer Hours-of-Service. An Employee incurs an Eligibility Break in Service on the last day of an Eligibility Computation Period in which he has an Eligibility Break in Service. 9 Eligibility Computation Period means a consecutive 12-month period. The first Eligibility Computation Period begins on an Employee’s Employment Commencement Date. Later Eligibility Computation Periods shall be consecutive 12-month periods ending on the last day of each Plan Year that begins after his Employment Commencement Date. To determine an Eligibility Computation Period after an Eligibility Break in Service, the Plan shall use the consecutive 12-month period beginning on an Employee’s Reemployment Commencement Date as if his Reemployment Commencement Date were his Employment Commencement Date. Eligibility Service means: For the hours method of crediting service, one year of service for each Eligibility Computation Period that has ended and in which an Employee is credited with at least 1,000 Hours-of- Service. For the elapsed time method of crediting service, an Employee’s Period of Service. Eligibility Service shall be measured from his Employment Commencement Date to his most recent Severance Date. Eligibility Service shall be reduced by any Period of Severance that occurred prior to his most recent Severance Date, unless such Period of Severance is included under the service spanning rule below. This period of Eligibility Service shall be expressed as months (on the basis that 30 days equal one month). However, Eligibility Service is modified as follows: Period of Military Duty included: A Period of Military Duty shall be included as service with the Employer to the extent it has not already been credited. For purposes of crediting Hours-of-Service during the Period of Military Duty, an Hour-of-Service shall be credited (without regard to the 501 Hour-of-Service limitation) for each hour an Employee would normally have been scheduled to work for the Employer during such period. Period of Severance included (service spanning rule): A Period of Severance shall be deemed to be a Period of Service under either of the following conditions: (a) the Period of Severance immediately follows a period during which an Employee is not absent from work and ends within 12 months; or (b) the Period of Severance immediately follows a period during which an Employee is absent from work for any reason other than quitting, being discharged, or retiring (such as a leave of absence or layoff) and ends within 12 months of the date he was first absent. Controlled Group service included: An Employee’s service with a member firm of a Controlled Group while both that firm and the Employer were members of the Controlled Group shall be included as service with the Employer. 10 Eligible Employee means any Employee of the Employer. Eligible Retirement Plan means an individual retirement account described in Code Section 408(a), an individual retirement annuity described in Code Section 408(b), an annuity plan described in Code Section 403(a) or a qualified trust described in Code Section 401(a), that accepts the Distributee’s Eligible Rollover Distribution. However, in the case of an Eligible Rollover Distribution to the surviving spouse, an Eligible Retirement Plan is an individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity. Eligible Rollover Distribution means any distribution of all or any portion of the balance to the credit of the Distributee, except that an Eligible Rollover Distribution does not include: (i) any distribution that is one of a series of substantially equal periodic payments (not less frequently than annually) made for the life (or life expectancy) of the Distributee or the joint lives (or joint life expectancies) of the Distributee and the Distributee’s designated Beneficiary, or for a specified period of ten years or more; (ii) any distribution to the extent such distribution is required under Code Section 401(a)(9); (iii) any hardship distribution described in Code Section 401(k)(2)(B)(i)(IV) received after December 31, 1998; (iv) the portion of any other distribution(s) that is not includible in gross income (determined without regard to the exclusion for net unrealized appreciation with respect to employer securities); and (v) any other distribution(s) that is reasonably expected to total less than $200 during a year. Employee means an individual who is employed by the Employer or any other employer required to be aggregated with the Employer under Code Sections 414(b), (c), (m), or (o). A Controlled Group member is required to be aggregated with the Employer. The term Employee shall include any Self-employed Individual treated as an employee of any employer described in the preceding paragraph as provided in Code Section 401(c)(1). The term Employee shall also include any Leased Employee deemed to be an employee of any employer described in the preceding paragraph as provided in Code Section 414(n) or (o). Employer means, except for purposes of the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of Article III, the Primary Employer. This will also include any successor corporation or firm of the Employer which shall, by written agreement, assume the obligations of this Plan or any Predecessor Employer which maintained this Plan. Employer Contributions means Elective Deferral Contributions Matching Contributions as set out in Article III and contributions made by the Employer to fund this Plan in accordance with the provisions of the MODIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS SECTION of Article XI, unless the context clearly indicates only specific contributions are meant. Employment Commencement Date means the date an Employee first performs an Hour-of-Service. Entry Date means the date an Employee first enters the Plan as an Active Participant. See the ACTIVE PARTICIPANT SECTION of Article II. ERISA means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended. 11 Fiscal Year means the Primary Employer’s taxable year. The last day of the Fiscal Year is October 31. Forfeiture means the part, if any, of a Participant’s Account that is forfeited. See the FORFEITURES SECTION of Article III. Forfeiture Date means, as to a Participant, the date the Participant incurs five consecutive Vesting Breaks in Service. Highly Compensated Employee means any Employee who: (a) was a 5-percent owner at any time during the year or the preceding year, or (b) for the preceding year had compensation from the Employer in excess of $80,000 and, if the Employer so elects, was in the top-paid group for the preceding year. The $80,000 amount is adjusted at the same time and in the same manner as under Code Section 415(d), except that the base period is the calendar quarter ending September 30, 1996. For this purpose the applicable year of the plan for which a determination is being made is called a determination year and the preceding 12-month period is called a look-back year. If the Employer makes a calendar year data election, the look-back year shall be the calendar year beginning with or within the look-back year. The Plan may not use such election to determine whether Employees are Highly Compensated Employees on account of being a 5-percent owner. In determining who is a Highly Compensated Employee, the Employer does not make a top-paid group election. In determining who is a Highly Compensated Employee, the Employer does not make a calendar year data election. Calendar year data elections and top-paid group elections, once made, apply for all subsequent years unless changed by the Employer. If the Employer makes one election, the Employer is not required to make the other. If both elections are made, the look-back year in determining the top-paid group must be the calendar year beginning with or within the look-back year. These elections must apply consistently to the determination years of all plans maintained by the Employer which reference the highly compensated employee definition in Code Section 414(q), except as provided in Internal Revenue Service Notice 97-45 (or superseding guidance). The consistency requirement will not apply to determination years beginning with or within the 1997 calendar year, and for determination years beginning on or after January 1, 1998 and before January 1, 2000, satisfaction of the consistency requirement is determined without regard to any nonretirement plans of the Employer. The determination of who is a highly compensated former Employee is based on the rules applicable to determining Highly Compensated Employee status as in effect for that determination year, in accordance with section 1.414(q)-1T, A-4 of the temporary Income Tax Regulations and Internal Revenue Service Notice 97-45. In determining whether an Employee is a Highly Compensated Employee for years beginning in 1997, the amendments to Code Section 414(q) stated above are treated as having been in effect for years beginning in 1996. 12 The determination of who is a Highly Compensated Employee, including the determinations of the number and identity of Employees in the top-paid group, the compensation that is considered, and the identity of the 5-percent owners, shall be made in accordance with Code Section 414(q) and the regulations thereunder. Hour-of-Service means, for the elapsed time method of crediting service in this Plan, each hour for which an Employee is paid, or entitled to payment, for performing duties for the Employer. Hour-of- Service means, for the hours method of crediting service in this Plan, the following: (a) Each hour for which an Employee is paid, or entitled to payment, for performing duties for the Employer during the applicable computation period. (b) Each hour for which an Employee is paid, or entitled to payment, by the Employer because of a period of time in which no duties are performed (irrespective of whether the employment relationship has terminated) due to vacation, holiday, illness, incapacity (including disability), layoff, jury duty, military duty or leave of absence. Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of this subparagraph (b), no credit will be given to the Employee: (1) for more than 501 Hours-of-Service under this subparagraph (b) because of any single continuous period in which the Employee performs no duties (whether or not such period occurs in a single computation period); or (2) for an Hour-of-Service for which the Employee is directly or indirectly paid, or entitled to payment, because of a period in which no duties are performed if such payment is made or due under a plan maintained solely for the purpose of complying with applicable worker’s or workmen’s compensation, or unemployment compensation, or disability insurance laws; or (3) for an Hour-of-Service for a payment which solely reimburses the Employee for medical or medically related expenses incurred by him. For purposes of this subparagraph (b), a payment shall be deemed to be made by, or due from the Employer, regardless of whether such payment is made by, or due from the Employer, directly or indirectly through, among others, a trust fund or insurer, to which the Employer contributes or pays premiums and regardless of whether contributions made or due to the trust fund, insurer or other entity are for the benefit of particular employees or are on behalf of a group of employees in the aggregate. (c) Each hour for which back pay, irrespective of mitigation of damages, is either awarded or agreed to by the Employer. The same Hours-of-Service shall not be credited both under subparagraph (a) or subparagraph (b) above (as the case may be) and under this subparagraph (c). Crediting of Hours-of-Service for back pay awarded or agreed to with respect to periods described in subparagraph (b) above will be subject to the limitations set forth in that subparagraph. The crediting of Hours-of-Service above shall be applied under the rules of paragraphs (b) and (c) of the Department of Labor Regulation 2530.200b-2 (including any interpretations or opinions implementing such rules); which rules, by this reference, are specifically incorporated in full within this Plan. The reference to paragraph (b) applies to the special rule for determining hours of service for reasons other than the performance of duties such as payments calculated (or not calculated) on the basis of units of 13 time and the rule against double credit. The reference to paragraph (c) applies to the crediting of hours of service to computation periods. Hours-of-Service shall be credited for employment with any other employer required to be aggregated with the Employer under Code Sections 414(b), (c), (m), or (o) and the regulations thereunder for purposes of eligibility and vesting. Hours-of-Service shall also be credited for any individual who is considered an employee for purposes of this Plan pursuant to Code Section 414(n) or (o) and the regulations thereunder. Solely for purposes of determining whether a one-year break in service has occurred for eligibility or vesting purposes, during a Parental Absence an Employee shall be credited with the Hours-of- Service which otherwise would normally have been credited to the Employee but for such absence, or in any case in which such hours cannot be determined, eight Hours-of-Service per day of such absence. The Hours-of-Service credited under this paragraph shall be credited in the computation period in which the absence begins if the crediting is necessary to prevent a break in service in that period; or in all other cases, in the following computation period. Inactive Participant means a former Active Participant who has an Account. See the INACTIVE PARTICIPANT SECTION of Article II. Insurer means Principal Life Insurance Company and any other insurance company or companies named by the Trustee or Primary Employer. Investment Fund means the total of Plan assets, excluding the guaranteed benefit policy portion of any Annuity Contract. All or a portion of these assets may be held under the Trust Agreement. The Investment Fund shall be valued at current fair market value as of the Valuation Date. The valuation shall take into consideration investment earnings credited, expenses charged, payments made, and changes in the values of the assets held in the Investment Fund. The Investment Fund shall be allocated at all times to Participants, except as otherwise expressly provided in the Plan. The Account of a Participant shall be credited with its share of the gains and losses of the Investment Fund. That part of a Participant’s Account invested in a funding arrangement which establishes one or more accounts or investment vehicles for such Participant thereunder shall be credited with the gain or loss from such accounts or investment vehicles. The part of a Participant’s Account which is invested in other funding arrangements shall be credited with a proportionate share of the gain or loss of such investments. The share shall be determined by multiplying the gain or loss of the investment by the ratio of the part of the Participant’s Account invested in such funding arrangement to the total of the Investment Fund invested in such funding arrangement. Investment Manager means any fiduciary (other than a trustee or Named Fiduciary) (a) who has the power to manage, acquire, or dispose of any assets of the Plan; (b) who (i) is registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940; (ii) is not registered as an investment adviser under such Act by reason of paragraph (1) of section 203A(a) of such Act, is registered as an investment adviser under the laws of the state (referred 14 to in such paragraph (1)) in which it maintains its principal office and place of business, and, at the time it last filed the registration form most recently filed by it with such state in order to maintain its registration under the laws of such state, also filed a copy of such form with the Secretary of Labor, (iii) is a bank, as defined in that Act; or (iv) is an insurance company qualified to perform services described in subparagraph (a) above under the laws of more than one state; and (c) who has acknowledged in writing being a fiduciary with respect to the Plan. Late Retirement Date means any day which is after a Participant’s Normal Retirement Date and on which retirement benefits begin. If a Participant continues to work for the Employer after his Normal Retirement Date, his Late Retirement Date shall be the day of the month on or after the date he ceases to be an Employee. An earlier or a later Retirement Date may apply if the Participant so elects. An earlier Retirement Date may apply if the Participant is age 70 1/2. See the WHEN BENEFITS START SECTION of Article V. Leased Employee means any person (other than an employee of the recipient) who, pursuant to an agreement between the recipient and any other person (“leasing organization”), has performed services for the recipient (or for the recipient and related persons determined in accordance with Code Section 414(n)(6)) on a substantially full time basis for a period of at least one year, and such services are performed under primary direction or control by the recipient. Contributions or benefits provided by the leasing organization to a Leased Employee, which are attributable to service performed for the recipient employer, shall be treated as provided by the recipient employer. A Leased Employee shall not be considered an employee of the recipient if: (a) such employee is covered by a money purchase pension plan providing (i) a nonintegrated employer contribution rate of at least 10 percent of compensation, as defined in Code Section 415(c)(3), but for years beginning before January 1, 1998, including amounts contributed pursuant to a salary reduction agreement which are excludible from the employee’s gross income under Code Sections 125, 402(e)(3), 402(h)(1)(B), or 403(b), (ii) immediate participation, and (iii) full and immediate vesting, and (b) Leased Employees do not constitute more than 20 percent of the recipient’s nonhighly compensated work force. Loan Administrator means the person(s) or position(s) authorized to administer the Participant loan program. The Loan Administrator is the Human Resource Assistant. Matching Contributions means contributions made by the Employer to fund this Plan which are contingent on a Participant’s Elective Deferral Contributions. See the EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS SECTION of Article III. Monthly Date means each Yearly Date and the same day of each following month during the Plan Year beginning on such Yearly Date. 15 Named Fiduciary means the person or persons who have authority to control and manage the operation and administration of the Plan. The Named Fiduciary is the Employer. Nonhighly Compensated Employee means an Employee of the Employer who is not a Highly Compensated Employee. Nonvested Account means the excess, if any, of a Participant’s Account over his Vested Account. Normal Retirement Age means the age at which the Participant’s normal retirement benefit becomes nonforfeitable if he is an Employee. A Participant’s Normal Retirement Age is 65. Normal Retirement Date means the date the Participant reaches his Normal Retirement Age. Unless otherwise provided in this Plan, a Participant’s retirement benefits shall begin on a Participant’s Normal Retirement Date if he has ceased to be an Employee on such date and has a Vested Account. Even if the Participant is an Employee on his Normal Retirement Date, he may choose to have his retirement benefit begin on such date. See the WHEN BENEFITS START SECTION of Article V. Owner-employee means a Self-employed Individual who, in the case of a sole proprietorship, owns the entire interest in the unincorporated trade or business for which this Plan is established. If this Plan is established for a partnership, an Owner-employee means a Self- employed Individual who owns more than 10 percent of either the capital interest or profits interest in such partnership. Parental Absence means an Employee’s absence from work: (a) by reason of pregnancy of the Employee, . (b) by reason of birth of a child of the Employee, (c) by reason of the placement of a child with the Employee in connection with adoption of such child by such Employee, or (d) for purposes of caring for such child for a period beginning immediately following such birth or placement. Participant means either an Active Participant or an Inactive Participant. Period of Military Duty means, for an Employee (a) who served as a member of the armed forces of the United States, and (b) who was reemployed by the Employer at a time when the Employee had a right to reemployment in accordance with seniority rights as protected under Chapter 43 of Title 38 of the U. S. Code, the period of time from the date the Employee was first absent from active work for the Employer because of such military duty to the date the Employee was reemployed. 16 Period of Service means a period of time beginning on an Employee’s Employment Commencement Date or Reemployment Commencement Date (whichever applies) and ending on his Severance Date. Period of Severance means a period of time beginning on an Employee’s Severance Date and ending on the date he again performs an Hour-of- Service. A one-year Period of Severance means a Period of Severance of 12 consecutive months. Solely for purposes of determining whether a one-year Period of Severance has occurred for eligibility or vesting purposes, the consecutive 12-month period beginning on the first anniversary of the first date of a Parental Absence shall not be a one-year Period of Severance. Plan means the 401(k) plan of the Employer set forth in this document, including any later amendments to it. Plan Administrator means the person or persons who administer the Plan. The Plan Administrator is the Employer. Plan Fund means the total of the Investment Fund and the guaranteed benefit policy portion of any Annuity Contract. The Investment Fund shall be valued as stated in its definition. The guaranteed benefit policy portion of any Annuity Contract shall be determined in accordance with the terms of the Annuity Contract and, to the extent that such Annuity Contract allocates contract values to Participants, allocated to Participants in accordance with its terms. The total value of all amounts held under the Plan Fund shall equal the value of the aggregate Participants’ Accounts under the Plan. Plan Year means a period beginning on a Yearly Date and ending on the day before the next Yearly Date. Predecessor Employer means a firm of which the Employer was once a part (e.g., due to a spinoff or change of corporate status) or a firm absorbed by the Employer because of a merger or acquisition (stock or asset, including a division or an operation of such company). Primary Employer means Westfield Bank. Reemployment Commencement Date means the date an Employee first performs an Hour-of-Service following (a) an Eligibility Break in Service, for the hours method of crediting service in this Plan, or (b) a Period of Severance, for the elapsed time method of crediting service in this Plan. Reentry Date means the date a former Active Participant reenters the Plan. See the ACTIVE PARTICIPANT SECTION of Article II. Retirement Date means the date a retirement benefit will begin and is a Participant’s Early, Normal, or Late Retirement Date, as the case may be. 17 Rollover Contributions means the Rollover Contributions which are made by an Eligible Employee or an Inactive Participant according to the provisions of the ROLLOVER CONTRIBUTIONS SECTION of Article III. Self-employed Individual means, with respect to any Fiscal Year, an individual who has Earned Income for the Fiscal Year (or who would have Earned Income but for the fact the trade or business for which this Plan is established did not have net profits for such Fiscal Year). Severance Date means the earlier of: (a) the date on which an Employee quits, retires, dies, or is discharged, or (b) the first anniversary of the date an Employee begins a one-year absence from service (with or without pay). This absence may be the result of any combination of vacation, holiday, sickness, disability, leave of absence or layoff. Solely to determine whether a one-year Period of Severance has occurred for eligibility or vesting purposes for an Employee who is absent from service beyond the first anniversary of the first day of a Parental Absence, Severance Date is the second anniversary of the first day of the Parental Absence. The period between the first and second anniversaries of the first day of the Parental Absence is not a Period of Service and is not a Period of Severance. Totally and Permanently Disabled means an illness or injury of a potentially permanent nature, expected to last for a continuous period of not less than twelve months or can be expected to result in death, certified by a physician selected by or satisfactory to the Employer, which prevents the Participant from engaging in any occupation for wage or profit for which the Employee is reasonably fitted by training, education or experience. Trust Agreement means an agreement or agreements of trust between the Primary Employer and Trustee established for the purpose of holding and distributing the Trust Fund under the provisions of the Plan. The Trust Agreement may provide for the investment of all or any portion of the Trust Fund in the Annuity Contract or any other investment arrangement. Trust Fund means the total funds held under an applicable Trust Agreement. The term Trust Fund when used within a Trust Agreement shall mean only the funds held under that Trust Agreement. Trustee means the party or parties named in the applicable Trust Agreement. The term Trustee as it is used in this Plan is deemed to include the plural unless the context clearly indicates the singular is meant. Valuation Date means the date on which the value of the assets of the Investment Fund is determined. The value of each Account which is maintained under this Plan shall be determined on the Valuation Date. In each Plan Year, the Valuation Date shall be the last day of the Plan Year. At the discretion of the Plan Administrator, Trustee, or Insurer (whichever applies), assets of the Investment Fund may be valued more frequently. These dates shall also be Valuation Dates. Vested Account means the vested part of a Participant’s Account. The Participant’s Vested Account is determined as follows. 18 If the Participant’s Vesting Percentage is 100%, his Vested Account equals his Account. If the Participant’s Vesting Percentage is less than 100%, his Vested Account equals the sum of (a) and (b) below: (a) The part of the Participant’s Account that results from Employer Contributions made before a prior Forfeiture Date and all other Contributions which were 100% vested when made. (b) The balance of the Participant’s Account in excess of the amount in (a) above multiplied by his Vesting Percentage. If the Participant has withdrawn any part of his Account resulting from Employer Contributions, other than the vested Employer Contributions included in (a) above, the amount determined under this subparagraph (b) shall be equal to P(AB + D) – D as defined below: P The Participant’s Vesting Percentage. AB The balance of the Participant’s Account in excess of the amount in (a) above. D The amount of the withdrawal resulting from Employer Contributions, other than the vested Employer Contributions included in (a) above. The Participant’s Vested Account is nonforfeitable. Vesting Break in Service means a Vesting Computation Period in which an Employee is credited with 500 or fewer Hours-of-Service. An Employee incurs a Vesting Break in Service on the last day of a Vesting Computation Period in which he has a Vesting Break in Service. Vesting Computation Period means a consecutive 12-month period beginning on an Employee’s Employment Commencement Date or Reemployment Commencement Date (whichever applies) and on each anniversary thereof. Vesting Percentage means the percentage used to determine the nonforfeitable portion of a Participant’s Account attributable to Employer Contributions which were not 100% vested when made. A Participant’s Vesting Percentage is shown in the following schedule opposite the number of whole years of his Vesting Service. VESTING SERVICE VESTING (whole years) PERCENTAGE Less than 3 0 3 or more 100 The Vesting Percentage for a Participant who is an Employee on or after the date he reaches Normal Retirement Age or Early Retirement Age shall be 100%. The Vesting Percentage for a Participant who is an Employee on the date he becomes Totally and Permanently Disabled or dies shall be 100%. 19 If the schedule used to determine a Participant’s Vesting Percentage is changed, the new schedule shall not apply to a Participant unless he is credited with an Hour-of-Service on or after the date of the change and the Participant’s nonforfeitable percentage on the day before the date of the change is not reduced under this Plan. The amendment provisions of the AMENDMENTS SECTION of Article X regarding changes in the computation of the Vesting Percentage shall apply. Vesting Service means one year of service for each Vesting Computation Period in which an Employee is credited with at least 1,000 Hours-of-Service. However, Vesting Service is modified as follows: Period of Military Duty included: A Period of Military Duty shall be included as service with the Employer to the extent it has not already been credited. For purposes of crediting Hours-of-Service during the Period of Military Duty, an Hour-of-Service shall be credited (without regard to the 501 Hour-of-Service limitation) for each hour an Employee would normally have been scheduled to work for the Employer during such period. Controlled Group service included: An Employee’s service with a member firm of a Controlled Group while both that firm and the Employer were members of the Controlled Group shall be included as service with the Employer. Yearly Date means April 1, 1995, and each following January 1. Years of Service means an Employee’s Vesting Service disregarding any modifications which exclude service. 20 ARTICLE II PARTICIPATIONSECTION 2.01–ACTIVE PARTICIPANT. (a) For purposes of Elective Deferral Contributions, an Employee shall first become an Active Participant (begin active participation in the Plan) on the earliest Monthly Date on which he is an Eligible Employee and has met both of the eligibility requirements set forth below. This date is his Entry Date. This Entry Date shall be used to determine if a Participant is an Active Participant for purposes of any minimum contribution or allocation under the MODIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS SECTION of Article XI. (1) He has completed three months of Eligibility Service before his Entry Date. (2) He is age 21 or older. For purposes of Contributions other than Elective Deferral Contributions, an Employee shall first become an Active Participant (begin active participation in the Plan) on the earliest Monthly Date on which he is an Eligible Employee and has met both of the eligibility requirements set forth below. This date is his Entry Date. (1) He has completed one year of Eligibility Service before his Entry Date. (2) He is age 21 or older. Each Employee who was an Active Participant under the Plan on February 28, 2006, shall continue to be an Active Participant if he is still an Eligible Employee on March 1, 2006, and his Entry Date shall not change. If a person has been an Eligible Employee who has met all of the eligibility requirements above, but is not an Eligible Employee on the date which would have been his Entry Date, he shall become an Active Participant on the date he again becomes an Eligible Employee. This date is his Entry Date. In the event an Employee who is not an Eligible Employee becomes an Eligible Employee, such Eligible Employee shall become an Active Participant immediately if such Eligible Employee has satisfied the eligibility requirements above and would have otherwise previously become an Active Participant had he met the definition of Eligible Employee. This date is his Entry Date. (b) An Inactive Participant shall again become an Active Participant (resume active participation in the Plan) on the date he again performs an Hour-of-Service as an Eligible Employee. This date is his Reentry Date. Upon again becoming an Active Participant, he shall cease to be an Inactive Participant. 21 (c) A former Participant shall again become an Active Participant (resume active participation in the Plan) on the date he again performs an Hour-of-Service as an Eligible Employee. This date is his Reentry Date. There shall be no duplication of benefits for a Participant underthis Plan because of more than one period as an Active Participant.SECTION 2.02–INACTIVE PARTICIPANT. An Active Participant shall become an Inactive Participant (stopaccruing benefits under the Plan) on the earlier of the following: (a) the date the Participant ceases to be an Eligible Employee, or (b) the effective date of complete termination of the Plan under Article Vlll. An Employee or former Employee who was an Inactive Participant underthe Plan on February 28, 2006, shall continue to be an Inactive Participanton March 1, 2006. Eligibility for any benefits payable to the Participantor on his behalf and the amount of the benefits shall be determinedaccording to the provisions of the prior document, unless otherwise statedin this document.SECTION 2.03–CESSATION OF PARTICIPATION. A Participant shall cease to be a Participant on the date he is nolonger an Eligible Employee and his Account is zero. 22 ARTICLE III CONTRIBUTIONSSECTION 3.01–EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS. Employer Contributions shall be made without regard to current oraccumulated net income, earnings or profits of the Employer.Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Plan shall continue to be designed toqualify as a profit sharing plan for purposes of Code Sections 401(a), 402,412, and 417. Such Contributions shall be equal to the EmployerContributions as described below: (a) The amount of each Elective Deferral Contribution for a Participant shall be equal to a portion of Compensation as specified in the elective deferral agreement. An Employee who is eligible to participate in the Plan may file an elective deferral agreement with the Employer. The Participant shall modify or terminate the elective deferral agreement by filing a new elective deferral agreement. The elective deferral agreement may not be made retroactively and shall remain in effect until modified or terminated. The elective deferral agreement to start or modify Elective Deferral Contributions shall be effective on the first day of the first pay period following the pay period in which the Participant’s Entry Date (Reentry Date, if applicable) or any following date occurs. The elective deferral agreement must be entered into on or before the date it is effective. The elective deferral agreement to stop Elective Deferral Contributions may be entered into on any date. Such elective deferral agreement shall be effective on the first day of the pay period following the pay period in which the elective deferral agreement is entered into. Elective Deferral Contributions cannot be less than 1% nor more than 75% of Compensation. Elective Deferral Contributions are fully (100%) vested and nonforfeitable. (b) Matching Contributions. (1) The Employer shall make Matching Contributions in an amount equal to 50% of Elective Deferral Contributions. Elective Deferral Contributions which are over 6% of Compensation won’t be matched. Matching Contributions are calculated based on Elective Deferral Contributions and Compensation for the pay period. Matching Contributions shall be made for all persons who were Active Participants at any time during that pay period. (2) The Employer may make additional Matching Contributions if the total Matching Contributions determined below are greater than the amount of Matching Contributions determined in (1) above for the Plan Year. Additional Matching Contributions, if any, shall be made for all persons who were Active Participants at any time during the Plan Year, had at least one Hour-of-Service and who did not withdraw his Elective Deferral Contributions at any time during the Plan Year. 23 Total Matching Contributions for the Plan Year shall be a percentage of Elective Deferral Contributions and shall be calculated based on Elective Deferral Contributions and Compensation for the Plan Year. The percentage shall be determined by the Employer. The percentage must be equal to or greater than the percentage specified in (1) above. Elective Deferral Contributions which are over a percentage of Compensation won’t be matched. The percentage is the percentage specified in (1) above or a greater percentage determined by the Employer. The amount of additional Matching Contributions, if any, shall be determined by subtracting the Matching Contributions determined in (1) above for the Plan Year from total Matching Contributions for the Plan Year. Any percentage determined by the Employer shall apply to all eligible persons for the entire Plan Year. Matching Contributions are subject to the Vesting Percentage. No Participant shall be permitted to have Elective DeferralContributions, as defined in the EXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of this article,made under this Plan, or any other qualified plan maintained by theEmployer, during any taxable year, in excess of the dollar limitationcontained in Code Section 402(g) in effect at the beginning of such taxableyear. An elective deferral agreement (or change thereto) must be made insuch manner and in accordance with such rules as the Employer may prescribe(including by means of voice response or other electronic system undercircumstances the Employer permits) and may not be made retroactively. Employer Contributions are allocated according to the provisions ofthe ALLOCATION SECTION of this article. A portion of the Plan assets resulting from Employer Contributions(but not more than the original amount of those Contributions) may bereturned if the Employer Contributions are made because of a mistake offact or are more than the amount deductible under Code Section 404(excluding any amount which is not deductible because the Plan isdisqualified). The amount involved must be returned to the Employer withinone year after the date the Employer Contributions are made by mistake offact or the date the deduction is disallowed, whichever applies. Except asprovided under this paragraph and Article VIII, the assets of the Planshall never be used for the benefit of the Employer and are held for theexclusive purpose of providing benefits to Participants and theirBeneficiaries and for defraying reasonable expenses of administering thePlan.SECTION 3.01A–ROLLOVER CONTRIBUTIONS. A Rollover Contribution may be made by an Eligible Employee or anInactive Participant if the following conditions are met: (a) The Contribution is of amounts distributed from a plan that satisfies the requirements of Code Section 401 (a) or from a “conduit” individual retirement account described in Code Section 408(d)(3)(A). In the case of an Inactive Participant, the Contribution must be of an amount 24 distributed from another plan of the Employer, or a plan of a Controlled Group member, that satisfies the requirements of Code Section 401(a). (b) The Contribution is of amounts that the Code permits to be transferred to a plan that meets the requirements of Code Section 401(a). (c) The Contribution is made in the form of a direct rollover under Code Section 401(a)(31) or is a rollover made under Code Section 402(c) or 408(d)(3)(A) within 60 days after the Eligible Employee or Inactive Participant receives the distribution. (d) The Eligible Employee or Inactive Participant furnishes evidence satisfactory to the Plan Administrator that the proposed rollover meets conditions (a), (b), and (c) above. A Rollover Contribution shall be allowed in cash only and must bemade according to procedures set up by the Plan Administrator. If the Eligible Employee is not an Active Participant when theRollover Contribution is made, he shall be deemed to be an ActiveParticipant only for the purpose of investment and distribution of theRollover Contribution. Employer Contributions shall not be made for orallocated to the Eligible Employee until the time he meets all of therequirements to become an Active Participant. Rollover Contributions made by an Eligible Employee or an InactiveParticipant shall be credited to his Account. The part of the Participant’sAccount resulting from Rollover Contributions is fully (100%) vested andnonforfeitable at all times. A separate accounting record shall bemaintained for that part of his Rollover Contributions consisting ofvoluntary contributions which were deducted from the Participant’s grossincome for Federal income tax purposes.SECTION 3.02–FORFEITURES. The Nonvested Account of a Participant shall be forfeited as of theearlier of the following: (a) the date the Participant dies (if prior to such date he had ceased to be an Employee), or (b) the Participant’s Forfeiture Date.All or a portion of a Participant’s Nonvested Account shall be forfeitedbefore such earlier date if, after he ceases to be an Employee, hereceives, or is deemed to receive, a distribution of his entire VestedAccount or a distribution of his Vested Account derived from EmployerContributions which were not 100% vested when made, under the RETIREMENTBENEFITS SECTION of Article V, the VESTED BENEFITS SECTION of Article V, orthe SMALL AMOUNTS SECTION of Article X. The forfeiture shall occur as ofthe date the Participant receives, or is deemed to receive, thedistribution. If a Participant receives, or is deemed to receive, hisentire Vested Account, his entire Nonvested Account shall be forfeited. Ifa Participant receives a distribution of his Vested Account from EmployerContributions which were not 100% vested when made, but less than hisentire Vested Account from such Contributions, the amount to be forfeitedshall be determined by multiplying his Nonvested Account from suchContributions by a fraction. The numerator of the fraction is the amount ofthe distribution derived from Employer Contributions which were not 100%vested when made and the denominator of the fraction is his entire VestedAccount derived from such Contributions on the date of distribution. 25 A Forfeiture shall also occur as provided in the EXCESS AMOUNTSSECTION of this article. Forfeitures shall be determined at least once during each Plan Year.Forfeitures may first be used to pay administrative expenses. Forfeituresof Matching Contributions which relate to excess amounts as provided in theEXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of this article, which have not been used to payadministrative expenses, shall be applied to reduce the earliest EmployerContributions made after the Forfeitures are determined. Any otherForfeitures which have not been used to pay administrative expenses shallbe applied to reduce the earliest Employer Contributions made after theForfeitures are determined. Upon their application to reduce EmployerContributions, Forfeitures shall be deemed to be Employer Contributions. If a Participant again becomes an Eligible Employee after receiving adistribution which caused all or a portion of his Nonvested Account to beforfeited, he shall have the right to repay to the Plan the entire amountof the distribution he received (excluding any amount of such distributionresulting from Contributions which were 100% vested when made). Therepayment must be made in a single sum (repayment in installments is notpermitted) before the earlier of the date five years after the date heagain becomes an Eligible Employee or the end of the first period of fiveconsecutive Vesting Breaks in Service which begin after the date of thedistribution. If the Participant makes the repayment above, the Plan Administratorshall restore to his Account an amount equal to his Nonvested Account whichwas forfeited on the date of distribution, unadjusted for any investmentgains or losses. If no amount is to be repaid because the Participant wasdeemed to have received a distribution, or only received a distribution ofContributions which were 100% vested when made, and he again performs anHour-of-Service as an Eligible Employee within the repayment period, thePlan Administrator shall restore the Participant’s Account as if he hadmade a required repayment on the date he performed such Hour-of-Service.Restoration of the Participant’s Account shall include restoration of allCode Section 411(d)(6) protected benefits with respect to that restoredAccount, according to applicable Treasury regulations. Provided, however,the Plan Administrator shall not restore the Nonvested Account if (i) aForfeiture Date has occurred after the date of the distribution and on orbefore the date of repayment and (ii) that Forfeiture Date would result ina complete forfeiture of the amount the Plan Administrator would otherwiserestore. The Plan Administrator shall restore the Participant’s Account by theclose of the Plan Year following the Plan Year in which repayment is made.Permissible sources for the restoration of the Participant’s Account areForfeitures or special Employer Contributions. Such special EmployerContributions shall be made without regard to profits. The repaid andrestored amounts are not included in the Participant’s Annual Additions, asdefined in the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of this article.SECTION 3.03–ALLOCATION. Elective Deferral Contributions shall be allocated to Participantsfor whom such Contributions are made under the EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONSSECTION of this article. Such Contributions shall be allocated when madeand credited to the Participant’s Account. Matching Contributions shall be allocated to the persons for whomsuch Contributions are made under the EMPLOYER CONTRIBUTIONS SECTION ofthis article. Such Contributions calculated based on Elective DeferralContributions and Compensation for the pay period shall be allocated whenmade and credited to the person’s Account. Such Contributions calculatedbased on Elective Deferral Contributions and 26Compensation for the Plan Year shall be allocated as of the last day of thePlan Year and shall be credited to the person’s Account. If Leased Employees are Eligible Employees, in determining the amountof Employer Contributions allocated to a person who is a Leased Employee,contributions provided by the leasing organization which are attributableto services such Leased Employee performs for the Employer shall be treatedas provided by the Employer. Those contributions shall not be duplicatedunder this Plan.SECTION 3.04–CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION. (a) Definitions. For the purpose of determining the contribution limitation set forth in this section, the following terms are defined. Annual Additions means the sum of the following amounts credited to a Participant’s account for the Limitation Year: (1) employer contributions; (2) employee contributions; and (3) forfeitures. Annual Additions to a defined contribution plan shall also include the following: (4) amounts allocated, after March 31, 1984, to an individual medical account, as defined in Code Section 415(l)(2), which are part of a pension or annuity plan maintained by the Employer, (5) amounts derived from contributions paid or accrued after December 31, 1985, in taxable years ending after such date, which are attributable to post-retirement medical benefits, allocated to the separate account of a key employee, as defined in Code Section 419A(d)(3), under a welfare benefit fund, as defined in Code Section 419(e), maintained by the Employer; and (6) allocations under a simplified employee pension. For this purpose, any Excess Amount applied under (e) and (k) below in the Limitation Year to reduce Employer Contributions shall be considered Annual Additions for such Limitation Year. Compensation means wages within the meaning of Code Section 3401 (a) and all other payments of compensation to an Employee by the Employer (in the course of the Employer’s trade or business) for which the Employer is required to furnish the Employee a written statement under Code Sections 6041(d), 6051(a)(3), and 6052. Compensation must be determined without regard to any rules under Code Section 3401 (a) that limit the remuneration included in wages based on the nature or location of the employment or the services performed (such as the exception for agricultural labor in Code Section 3401(a)(2)). The amount reported in the “Wages, Tips and Other Compensation” box on Form W-2 satisfies this definition. 27 For any Self-employed Individual, Compensation shall mean Earned Income. For purposes of applying the limitations of this section, Compensation for a Limitation Year is the Compensation actually paid or made available in gross income during such Limitation Year. For Limitation Years beginning after December 31, 1997, for purposes of applying the limitations of this section, Compensation paid or made available during such Limitation Year shall include any elective deferral (as defined in Code Section 402(g)(3)), and any amount which is contributed or deferred by the Employer at the election of the Employee and which is not includible in the gross income of the Employee by reason of Code Section 125, 132(f)(4), or 457. Defined Contribution Dollar Limitation means, for Limitation Years beginning after December 31, 1994, $30,000, as adjusted under Code Section 415(d). Employer means the employer that adopts this Plan, and all members of a controlled group of corporations (as defined in Code Section 414(b) as modified by Code Section 415(h)), all commonly controlled trades or businesses (as defined in Code Section 415(c) as modified by Code Section 415(h)) or affiliated service groups (as defined in Code Section 414(m)) of which the adopting employer is a part, and any other entity required to be aggregated with the employer pursuant to regulations under Code Section 414(o). Excess Amount means the excess of the Participant’s Annual Additions for the Limitation Year over the Maximum Permissible Amount. Limitation Year means the consecutive 12-month period ending on the last day of each Plan Year, including corresponding consecutive 12-month periods before April 1, 1995. If the Limitation Year is other than the calendar year, execution of this Plan (or any amendment to this Plan changing the Limitation Year) constitutes the Employer’s adoption of a written resolution electing the Limitation Year. If the Limitation Year is amended to a different consecutive 12-month period, the new Limitation Year must begin on a date within the Limitation Year in which the amendment is made. Maximum Permissible Amount means the maximum Annual Addition that may be contributed or allocated to a Participant’s Account under the Plan for any Limitation Year. This amount shall not exceed the lesser of: (1) The Defined Contribution Dollar Limitation, or (2) 25 percent of the Participant’s Compensation for the Limitation Year. The compensation limitation referred to in (2) shall not apply to any contribution for medical benefits (within the meaning of Code Section 401 (h) or 419A(f)(2)) which is otherwise treated as an Annual Addition under Code Section 415(l)(1) or 419A(d)(2). If a short Limitation Year is created because of an amendment changing the Limitation Year to a different consecutive 12- month period, the Maximum Permissible Amount will not exceed the Defined Contribution Dollar Limitation multiplied by the following fraction: 28 Number of months in the short Limitation Year ——————————————— 12 (b) If the Participant does not participate in, and has never participated in, another qualified plan maintained by the Employer or a welfare benefit fund, as defined in Code Section 419(e), maintained by the Employer, or an individual medical account, as defined in Code Section 415(l)(2), maintained by the Employer, or a simplified employee pension, as defined in Code Section 408(k), maintained by the Employer, which provides an Annual Addition, the amount of Annual Additions which may be credited to the Participant’s Account for any Limitation Year shall not exceed the lesser of the Maximum Permissible Amount or any other limitation contained in this Plan. If the Employer Contribution that would otherwise be contributed or allocated to the Participant’s Account would cause the Annual Additions for the Limitation Year to exceed the Maximum Permissible Amount, the amount contributed or allocated shall be reduced so that the Annual Additions for the Limitation Year will equal the Maximum Permissible Amount. (c) Prior to determining the Participant’s actual Compensation for the Limitation Year, the Employer may determine the Maximum Permissible Amount for a Participant on the basis of a reasonable estimation of the Participant’s Compensation for the Limitation Year, uniformly determined for all Participants similarly situated. (d) As soon as is administratively feasible after the end of the Limitation Year, the Maximum Permissible Amount for the Limitation Year will be determined on the basis of the Participant’s actual Compensation for the Limitation Year. (e) If a reasonable error in estimating a Participant’s Compensation for the Limitation Year, a reasonable error in determining the amount of elective deferrals (within the meaning of Code Section 402(g)(3)) that may be made with respect to any individual under the limits of Code Section 415, or under other facts and circumstances allowed by the Internal Revenue Service, there is an Excess Amount, the excess will be disposed of as follows: (1) Any Elective Deferral Contributions that are not the basis for Matching Contributions (plus attributable earnings), to the extent they would reduce the Excess Amount, will be distributed to the Participant. (2) If after the application of (1) above an Excess Amount still exists, any Elective Deferral Contributions that are the basis for Matching Contributions (plus attributable earnings), to the extent they would reduce the Excess Amount, will be distributed to the Participant. Concurrently with the distribution of such Elective Deferral Contributions, any Matching Contributions which relate to any Elective Deferral Contributions distributed in the preceding sentence, to the extent such application would reduce the Excess Amount, will be applied as provided in (3) or (4) below: (3) If after the application of (2) above an Excess Amount still exists, and the Participant is covered by the Plan at the end of the Limitation Year, the Excess Amount in the Participant’s Account will be used to reduce Employer Contributions for such Participant in the next Limitation Year, and each succeeding Limitation Year if necessary. 29 (4) If after the application of (2) above an Excess Amount still exists, and the Participant is not covered by the Plan at the end of the Limitation Year, the Excess Amount will be held unallocated in a suspense account. The suspense account will be applied to reduce future Employer Contributions for all remaining Participants in the next Limitation Year, and each succeeding Limitation Year if necessary. (5) If a suspense account is in existence at any time during a Limitation Year pursuant to this (e), it will participate in the allocation of investment gains or losses. If a suspense account is in existence at any time during a particular Limitation Year, all amounts in the suspense account must be allocated and reallocated to Participant’s Accounts before any Employer Contributions may be made to the Plan for that Limitation Year. Excess Amounts held in a suspense account may not be distributed to Participants or former Participants. (f) This (f) applies if, in addition to this Plan, the Participant is covered under another qualified defined contribution plan maintained by the Employer, a welfare benefit fund maintained by the Employer, an individual medical account maintained by the Employer, or a simplified employee pension maintained by the Employer which provides an Annual Addition during any Limitation Year. The Annual Additions which may be credited to a Participant’s Account under this Plan for any such Limitation Year will not exceed the Maximum Permissible Amount, reduced by the Annual Additions credited to a Participant’s account under the other qualified defined contribution plans, welfare benefit funds, individual medical accounts, and simplified employee pensions for the same Limitation Year. If the Annual Additions with respect to the Participant under other qualified defined contribution plans, welfare benefit funds, individual medical accounts, and simplified employee pensions maintained by the Employer are less than the Maximum Permissible Amount, and the Employer Contribution that would otherwise be contributed or allocated to the Participant’s Account under this Plan would cause the Annual Additions for the Limitation Year to exceed this limitation, the amount contributed or allocated will be reduced so that the Annual Additions under all such plans and funds for the Limitation Year will equal the Maximum Permissible Amount. If the Annual Additions with respect to the Participant under such other qualified defined contribution plans, welfare benefit funds, individual medical accounts, and simplified employee pensions in the aggregate are equal to or greater than the Maximum Permissible Amount, no amount will be contributed or allocated to the Participant’s Account under this Plan for the Limitation Year. (g) Prior to determining the Participant’s actual Compensation for the Limitation Year, the Employer may determine the Maximum Permissible Amount for a Participant in the manner described in (c) above. (h) As soon as administratively feasible after the end of the Limitation Year, the Maximum Permissible Amount for the Limitation Year will be determined on the basis of the Participant’s actual Compensation for the Limitation Year. (i) If pursuant to (h) above or as a result of the allocation of forfeitures or as a result of a reasonable error in determining the amount of elective deferrals (within the meaning of Code Section 402(g)(3)) that may be made with respect to any individual under the limits of Code Section 415, a Participant’s Annual Additions under this Plan and such other plans would result in an Excess Amount for a Limitation Year, the Excess Amount will be deemed to consist of the Annual 30 Additions last allocated, except that Annual Additions attributable to a simplified employee pension will be deemed to have been allocated first, followed by Annual Additions to a welfare benefit fund or individual medical account, regardless of the actual allocation date. (j) If an Excess Amount was allocated to a Participant on an allocation date of this Plan which coincides with an allocation date of another plan, the Excess Amount attributed to this Plan will be the product of: (1) the total Excess Amount allocated as of such date, times (2) the ratio of (i) the Annual Addition allocated to the Participant for the Limitation Year as of such date under this Plan to (ii) the total Annual Additions allocated to the Participant for the Limitation Year as of such date under this and all other qualified defined contribution plans. (k) Any Excess Amount attributed to this Plan will be disposed of in the manner described in (e) above.SECTION 3.05–EXCESS AMOUNTS. (a) Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms are defined: ACP means the average (expressed as a percentage) of the Contribution Percentages of the Eligible Participants in a group. ADP means the average (expressed as a percentage) of the Deferral Percentages of the Eligible Participants in a group. Aggregate Limit means the greater of: (1) The sum of: (i) 125 percent of the greater of the ADP of the Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year or the ACP of the Nonhighly Compensated Employees under the plan subject to Code Section 401(m) for the Plan Year beginning with or within the prior Plan Year of the cash or deferred arrangement, and (ii) the lesser of 200 percent or 2 percent plus the lesser of such ADP or ACP. (2) The sum of: (i) 125 percent of the lesser of the ADP of the Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year or the ACP of the Nonhighly Compensated Employees under the plan subject to Code Section 401(m) for the Plan Year beginning with or within the prior Plan Year of the cash or deferred arrangement, and (ii) the lesser of 200 percent or 2 percent plus the greater of such ADP or ACP. 31 If the Employer has elected to use the current year testing method, then, in calculating the Aggregate Limit for a particular Plan Year, the Nonhighly Compensated Employees’ ADP and ACP for that Plan Year, instead of the prior Plan Year, is used. Contribution Percentage means the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of the Eligible Participant’s Contribution Percentage Amounts to the Eligible Participant’s Compensation for the Plan Year (whether or not the Eligible Participant was an Eligible Participant for the entire Plan Year). In modification of the foregoing, Compensation shall be limited to the Compensation received while an Eligible Participant. For an Eligible Participant for whom such Contribution Percentage Amounts for the Plan Year are zero, the percentage is zero. Contribution Percentage Amounts means the sum of the Participant Contributions and Matching Contributions (that are not Qualified Matching Contributions taken into account for purposes of the ADP Test) made under the Plan on behalf of the Eligible Participant for the Plan Year. Such Contribution Percentage Amounts shall not include Matching Contributions that are forfeited either to correct Excess Aggregate Contributions or because the Contributions to which they relate are Excess Elective Deferrals, Excess Contributions, or Excess Aggregate Contributions. Under such rules as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, in determining the Contribution Percentage the Employer may elect to include Qualified Nonelective Contributions under this Plan which were not used in computing the Deferral Percentage. The Employer may also elect to use Elective Deferral Contributions in computing the Contribution Percentage so long as the ADP Test is met before the Elective Deferral Contributions are used in the ACP Test and continues to be met following the exclusion of those Elective Deferral Contributions that are used to meet the ACP Test. Deferral Percentage means the ratio (expressed as a percentage) of Elective Deferral Contributions under this Plan on behalf of the Eligible Participant for the Plan Year to the Eligible Participant’s Compensation for the Plan Year (whether or not the Eligible Participant was an Eligible Participant for the entire Plan Year). In modification of the foregoing, Compensation shall be limited to the Compensation received while an Eligible Participant. The Elective Deferral Contributions used to determine the Deferral Percentage shall include Excess Elective Deferrals (other than Excess Elective Deferrals of Nonhighly Compensated Employees that arise solely from Elective Deferral Contributions made under this Plan or any other plans of the Employer or a Controlled Group member), but shall exclude Elective Deferral Contributions that are used in computing the Contribution Percentage (provided the ADP Test is satisfied both with and without exclusion of these Elective Deferral Contributions). Under such rules as the Secretary of the Treasury shall prescribe, the Employer may elect to include Qualified Nonelective Contributions and Qualified Matching Contributions under this Plan in computing the Deferral Percentage. For an Eligible Participant for whom such contributions on his behalf for the Plan Year are zero, the percentage is zero. Elective Deferral Contributions means any employer contributions made to a plan at the election of a participant, in lieu of cash compensation, and shall include contributions made pursuant to a salary reduction agreement or other deferral mechanism. With respect to any taxable year, a participant’s Elective Deferral Contributions are the sum of all employer contributions made on behalf of such participant pursuant to an election to defer under any qualified cash or deferred arrangement described in Code Section 401(k), any salary reduction simplified employee pension plan described in Code Section 408(k)(6), any SIMPLE IRA plan described in Code 32 Section 408(p), any eligible deferred compensation plan under Code Section 457, any plan described under Code Section 501(c)(18), and any employer contributions made on behalf of a participant for the purchase of an annuity contract under Code Section 403(b) pursuant to a salary reduction agreement. Elective Deferral Contributions shall not include any deferrals properly distributed as excess annual additions. Eligible Participant means, for purposes of determining the Deferral Percentage, any Employee who is otherwise entitled to make Elective Deferral Contributions under the terms of the Plan for the Plan Year. Eligible Participant means, for purposes of determining the Contribution Percentage, any Employee who is eligible (i) to make a Participant Contribution or an Elective Deferral Contribution (if the Employer takes such contributions into account in the calculation of the Contribution Percentage), or (ii) to receive a Matching Contribution (including forfeitures) or a Qualified Matching Contribution. If a Participant Contribution is required as a condition of participation in the Plan, any Employee who would be a Participant in the Plan if such Employee made.such a contribution shall be treated as an Eligible Participant on behalf of whom no Participant Contributions are made. Excess Aggregate Contributions means, with respect to any Plan Year, the excess of: (1) The aggregate Contribution Percentage Amounts taken into account in computing the numerator of the Contribution Percentage actually made on behalf of Highly Compensated Employees for such Plan Year, over (2) The maximum Contribution Percentage Amounts permitted by the ACP Test (determined by hypothetically reducing contributions made on behalf of Highly Compensated Employees in order of their Contribution Percentages beginning with the highest of such percentages). Such determination shall be made after first determining Excess Elective Deferrals and then determining Excess Contributions. Excess Contributions means, with respect to any Plan Year, the excess of: (1) The aggregate amount of employer contributions actually taken into account in computing the Deferral Percentage of Highly Compensated Employees for such Plan Year, over (2) The maximum amount of such contributions permitted by the ADP Test (determined by hypothetically reducing contributions made on behalf of Highly Compensated Employees in the order of the Deferral Percentages, beginning with the highest of such percentages). Such determination shall be made after first determining Excess Elective Deferrals. Excess Elective Deferrals means those Elective Deferral Contributions that are includible in a Participant’s gross income under Code Section 402(g) to the extent such Participant’s Elective Deferral Contributions for a taxable year exceed the dollar limitation under such Code section. Excess Elective Deferrals shall be treated as Annual Additions, as defined in the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of this article, under the Plan, unless such amounts are distributed no later than the first April 15 following the close of the Participant’s taxable year. 33 Matching Contributions means employer contributions made to this or any other defined contribution plan, or to a contract described in Code Section 403(b), on behalf of a participant on account of a Participant Contribution made by such participant, or on account of a participant’s Elective Deferral Contributions, under a plan maintained by the Employer or a Controlled Group member. Participant Contributions means contributions made to the plan by or on behalf of a participant that are included in the participant’s gross income in the year in which made and that are maintained under a separate account to which the earnings and losses are allocated. Qualified Matching Contributions means Matching Contributions which are subject to the distribution and nonforfeitability requirements under Code Section 401 (k) when made. Qualified Nonelective Contributions means any employer contributions (other than Matching Contributions) which an employee may not elect to have paid to him in cash instead of being contributed to the plan and which are subject to the distribution and nonforfeitability requirements under Code Section 401 (k) when made. (b) Excess Elective Deferrals. A Participant may assign to this Plan any Excess Elective Deferrals made during a taxable year of the Participant by notifying the Plan Administrator in writing on or before the first following March 1 of the amount of the Excess Elective Deferrals to be assigned to the Plan. A Participant is deemed to notify the Plan Administrator of any Excess Elective Deferrals that arise by taking into account only those Elective Deferral Contributions made to this Plan and any other plan of the Employer or a Controlled Group member. The Participant’s claim for Excess Elective Deferrals shall be accompanied by the Participant’s written statement that if such amounts are not distributed, such Excess Elective Deferrals will exceed the limit imposed on the Participant by Code Section 402(g) for the year in which the deferral occurred. The Excess Elective Deferrals assigned to this Plan cannot exceed the Elective Deferral Contributions allocated under this Plan for such taxable year. Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Plan, Elective Deferral Contributions in an amount equal to the Excess Elective Deferrals assigned to this Plan, plus any income and minus any loss allocable thereto, shall be distributed no later than April 15 to any Participant to whose Account Excess Elective Deferrals were assigned for the preceding year and who claims Excess Elective Deferrals for such taxable year. The Excess Elective Deferrals shall be adjusted for income or loss. The income or loss allocable to such Excess Elective Deferrals shall be equal to the income or loss allocable to the Participant’s Elective Deferral Contributions for the taxable year in which the excess occurred multiplied by a fraction. The numerator of the fraction is the Excess Elective Deferrals. The denominator of the fraction is the closing balance without regard to any income or loss occurring during such taxable year (as of the end of such taxable year) of the Participant’s Account resulting from Elective Deferral Contributions. Any Matching Contributions which were based on the Elective Deferral Contributions which are distributed as Excess Elective Deferrals, plus any income and minus any loss allocable thereto, shall be forfeited. 34 (c) ADP Test. As of the end of each Plan Year after Excess Elective Deferrals have been determined, the Plan must satisfy the ADP Test. The ADP Test shall be satisfied using the prior year testing method, unless the Employer has elected to use the current year testing method. (1) Prior Year Testing Method. The ADP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for each Plan Year and the prior year’s ADP for Eligible Participants who were Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year must satisfy one of the following tests: (i) The ADP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year shall not exceed the prior year’s ADP for Eligible Participants who were Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year multiplied by 1.25; or (ii) The ADP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year: A. shall not exceed the prior year’s ADP for Eligible Participants who were Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year multiplied by 2, and B. the difference between such ADPs is not more than 2. If this is not a successor plan, for the first Plan Year the Plan permits any Participant to make Elective Deferral Contributions, for purposes of the foregoing tests, the prior year’s Nonhighly Compensated Employees’ ADP shall be 3 percent, unless the Employer has elected to use the Plan Year’s ADP for these Eligible Participants. (2) Current Year Testing Method. The ADP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for each Plan Year and the ADP for Eligible Participants who are Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year must satisfy one of the following tests: (i) The ADP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year shall not exceed the ADP for Eligible Participants who are Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year multiplied by 1.25; or (ii) The ADP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year: A. shall not exceed the ADP for Eligible Participants who are Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year multiplied by 2, and B. the difference between such ADP’s is not more than 2. If the Employer has elected to use the current year testing method, that election cannot be changed unless (i) the Plan has been using the current year testing method for the preceding five Plan Years, or if less, the number of Plan Years the Plan has been in 35 existence; or (ii) the Plan otherwise meets one of the conditions specified in Internal Revenue Service Notice 98-1 (or superseding guidance) for changing from the current year testing method. A Participant is a Highly Compensated Employee for a particular Plan Year if he meets the definition of a Highly Compensated Employee in effect for that Plan Year. Similarly, a Participant is a Nonhighly Compensated Employee for a particular Plan Year if he does not meet the definition of a Highly Compensated Employee in effect for that Plan Year. The Deferral Percentage for any Eligible Participant who is a Highly Compensated Employee for the Plan Year and who is eligible to have Elective Deferral Contributions (and Qualified Nonelective Contributions or Qualified Matching Contributions, or both, if treated as Elective Deferral Contributions for purposes of the ADP Test) allocated to his account under two or more arrangements described in Code Section 401(k) that are maintained by the Employer or a Controlled Group member shall be determined as if such Elective Deferral Contributions (and, if applicable, such Qualified Nonelective Contributions or Qualified Matching Contributions, or both) were made under a single arrangement. If a Highly Compensated Employee participates in two or more cash or deferred arrangements that have different plan years, all cash or deferred arrangements ending with or within the same calendar year shall be treated as a single arrangement. The foregoing notwithstanding, certain plans shall be treated as separate if mandatorily disaggregated under the regulations of Code Section 401(k). In the event this Plan satisfies the requirements of Code Section 401(k), 401(a)(4), or 410(b) only if aggregated with one or more other plans, or if one or more other plans satisfy the requirements of such Code sections only if aggregated with this Plan, then this section shall be applied by determining the Deferral Percentage of Employees as if all such plans were a single plan. Any adjustments to the Nonhighly Compensated Employee ADP for the prior year shall be made in accordance with Internal Revenue Service Notice 98-1 (or superseding guidance), unless the Employer has elected to use the current year testing method. Plans may be aggregated in order to satisfy Code Section 401(k) only if they have the same plan year and use the same testing method for the ADP Test. For purposes of the ADP Test, Elective Deferral Contributions, Qualified Nonelective Contributions, and Qualified Matching Contributions must be made before the end of the 12-month period immediately following the Plan Year to which the contributions relate. The Employer shall maintain records sufficient to demonstrate satisfaction of the ADP Test and the amount of Qualified Nonelective Contributions or Qualified Matching Contributions, or both, used in such test. If the Plan Administrator should determine during the Plan Year that the ADP Test is not being met, the Plan Administrator may limit the amount of future Elective Deferral Contributions of the Highly Compensated Employees. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Plan, Excess Contributions, plus any income and minus any loss allocable thereto, shall be distributed no later than the last day of each Plan Year to Participants to whose Accounts such Excess Contributions were allocated for the preceding Plan Year. Excess Contributions are allocated to the Highly Compensated Employees with the 36 largest amounts of employer contributions taken into account in calculating the ADP Test for the year in which the excess arose, beginning with the Highly Compensated Employee with the largest amount of such employer contributions and continuing in descending order until all of the Excess Contributions have been allocated. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the “largest amount” is determined after distribution of any Excess Contributions. If such excess amounts are distributed more than 2 1/2 months after the last day of the Plan Year in which such excess amounts arose, a 10 percent excise tax shall be imposed on the employer maintaining the plan with respect to such amounts. Excess Contributions shall be treated as Annual Additions, as defined in the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of this article. The Excess Contributions shall be adjusted for income or loss. The income or loss allocable to such Excess Contributions allocated to each Participant shall be equal to the income or loss allocable to the Participant’s Elective Deferral Contributions (and, if applicable, Qualified Nonelective Contributions or Qualified Matching Contributions, or both) for the Plan Year in which the excess occurred multiplied by a fraction. The numerator of the fraction is the Excess Contributions. The denominator of the fraction is the closing balance without regard to any income or loss occurring during such Plan Year (as of the end of such Plan Year) of the Participant’s Account resulting from Elective Deferral Contributions (and Qualified Nonelective Contributions or Qualified Matching Contributions, or both, if such contributions are included in the ADP Test). Excess Contributions allocated to a Participant shall be distributed from the Participant’s Account resulting from Elective Deferral Contributions. If such Excess Contributions exceed the balance in the Participant’s Account resulting from Elective Deferral Contributions, the balance shall be distributed from the Participant’s Account resulting from Qualified Matching Contributions (if applicable) and Qualified Nonelective Contributions, respectively. Any Matching Contributions which were based on the Elective Deferral Contributions which are distributed as Excess Contributions, plus any income and minus any loss allocable thereto, shall be forfeited. (d) ACP Test. As of the end of each Plan Year, the Plan must satisfy the ACP Test. The ACP Test shall be satisfied using the prior year testing method, unless the Employer has elected to use the current year testing method. (1) Prior Year Testing Method. The ACP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for each Plan Year and the prior year’s ACP for Eligible Participants who were Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year must satisfy one of the following tests: (i) The ACP for the Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year shall not exceed the prior year’s ACP for Eligible Participants who were Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year multiplied by 1.25; or 37 (ii) The ACP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year. A. shall not exceed the prior year’s ACP for Eligible Participants who were Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the prior Plan Year multiplied by 2, and B. the difference between such ACPs is not more than 2. If this is not a successor plan, for the first Plan Year the Plan permits any Participant to make Participant Contributions, provides for Matching Contributions, or both, for purposes of the foregoing tests, the prior year’s Nonhighly Compensated Employees’ ACP shall be 3 percent, unless the Employer has elected to use the Plan Year’s ACP for these Eligible Participants. (2) Current Year Testing Method. The ACP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for each Plan Year and the ACP for Eligible Participants who are Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year must satisfy one of the following tests: (i) The ACP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year shall not exceed the ACP for Eligible Participants who are Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year multiplied by 1.25; or (ii) The ACP for a Plan Year for Eligible Participants who are Highly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year: A. shall not exceed the ACP for Eligible Participants who are Nonhighly Compensated Employees for the Plan Year multiplied by 2, and B. the difference between such ACPs is not more than 2. If the Employer has elected to use the current year testing method, that election cannot be changed unless (i) the Plan has been using the current year testing method for the preceding five Plan Years, or if less, the number of Plan Years the Plan has been in existence; or (ii) the Plan otherwise meets one of the conditions specified in Internal Revenue Service Notice 98-1 (or superseding guidance) for changing from the current year testing method. A Participant is a Highly Compensated Employee for a particular Plan Year if he meets the definition of a Highly Compensated Employee in effect for that Plan Year. Similarly, a Participant is a Nonhighly Compensated Employee for a particular Plan Year if he does not meet the definition of a Highly Compensated Employee in effect for that Plan Year. Multiple Use. If one or more Highly Compensated Employees participate in both a cash or deferred arrangement and a plan subject to the ACP Test maintained by the Employer or a Controlled Group member, and the sum of the ADP and ACP of those Highly Compensated Employees subject to either or both tests exceeds the Aggregate Limit, then the Contribution Percentage of those Highly Compensated Employees who also participate in a cash or deferred 38 arrangement will be reduced in the manner described below for allocating Excess Aggregate Contributions so that the limit is not exceeded. The amount by which each Highly Compensated Employee’s Contribution Percentage is reduced shall be treated as an Excess Aggregate Contribution. The ADP and ACP of the Highly Compensated Employees are determined after any corrections required to meet the ADP Test and ACP Test and are deemed to be the maximum permitted under such tests for the Plan Year. Multiple use does not occur if either the ADP or ACP of the Highly Compensated Employees does not exceed 1.25 multiplied by the ADP and ACP, respectively, of the Nonhighly Compensated Employees. The Contribution Percentage for any Eligible Participant who is a Highly Compensated Employee for the Plan Year and who is eligible to have Contribution Percentage Amounts allocated to his account under two or more plans described in Code Section 401 (a) or arrangements described in Code Section 401 (k) that are maintained by the Employer or a Controlled Group member shall be determined as if the total of such Contribution Percentage Amounts was made under each plan. If a Highly Compensated Employee participates in two or more cash or deferred arrangements that have different plan years, all cash or deferred arrangements ending with or within the same calendar year shall be treated as a single arrangement. The foregoing notwithstanding, certain plans shall be treated as separate if mandatorily disaggregated under the regulations of Code Section 401(m). In the event this Plan satisfies the requirements of Code Section 401(m), 401(a)(4), or 410(b) only if aggregated with one or more other plans, or if one or more other plans satisfy the requirements of such Code sections only if aggregated with this Plan, then this section shall be applied by determining the Contribution Percentage of Employees as if all such plans were a single plan. Any adjustments to the Nonhighly Compensated Employee ACP for the prior year shall be made in accordance with Internal Revenue Service Notice 98-1 (or superseding guidance), unless the Employer has elected to use the current year testing method. Plans may be aggregated in order to satisfy Code Section 401 (m) only if they have the same plan year and use the same testing method for the ACP Test. For purposes of the ACP Test, Participant Contributions are considered to have been made in the Plan Year in which contributed to the Plan. Matching Contributions and Qualified Nonelective Contributions will be considered to have been made for a Plan Year if made no later than the end of the 12-month period beginning on the day after the close of the Plan Year. The Employer shall maintain records sufficient to demonstrate satisfaction of the ACP Test and the amount of Qualified Nonelective Contributions or Qualified Matching Contributions, or both, used in such test. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Plan, Excess Aggregate Contributions, plus any income and minus any loss allocable thereto, shall be forfeited, if not vested, or distributed, if vested, no later than the last day of each Plan Year to Participants to whose Accounts such Excess Aggregate Contributions were allocated for the preceding Plan Year. Excess Aggregate Contributions are allocated to the Highly Compensated Employees with the largest Contribution Percentage Amounts taken into account in calculating the ACP Test for the year in which the excess arose, beginning with the Highly Compensated Employee with the largest amount of such Contribution Percentage Amounts and continuing in descending order until all of the Excess Aggregate Contributions have been allocated. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the 39 “largest amount” is determined after distribution of any Excess Aggregate Contributions. If such Excess Aggregate Contributions are distributed more than 2 1/2 months after the last day of the Plan Year in which such excess amounts arose, a 10 percent excise tax shall be imposed on the employer maintaining the plan with respect to such amounts. Excess Aggregate Contributions shall be treated as Annual Additions, as defined in the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of this article. The Excess Aggregate Contributions shall be adjusted for income or loss. The income or loss allocable to such Excess Aggregate Contributions allocated to each Participant shall be equal to the income or loss allocable to the Participant’s Contribution Percentage Amounts for the Plan Year in which the excess occurred multiplied by a fraction. The numerator of the fraction is the Excess Aggregate Contributions. The denominator of the fraction is the closing balance without regard to any income or loss occurring during such Plan Year (as of the end of such Plan Year) of the Participant’s Account resulting from Contribution Percentage Amounts. Excess Aggregate Contributions allocated to a Participant shall be distributed from the Participant’s Account resulting from Participant Contributions that are not required as a condition of employment or participation or for obtaining additional benefits from Employer Contributions. If such Excess Aggregate Contributions exceed the balance in the Participant’s Account resulting from such Participant’s Contributions, the balance shall be forfeited, if not vested, or distributed, if vested, on a pro-rata basis from the Participant’s Account resulting from Contribution Percentage Amounts. (e) Employer Elections. The Employer has not made an election to use the current year testing method. 40 ARTICLE IV INVESTMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONSSECTION 4.01–INVESTMENT AND TIMING OF CONTRIBUTIONS. The handling of Contributions is governed by the provisions of theTrust Agreement, the Annuity Contract, and any other funding arrangement inwhich the Plan Fund is or may be held or invested. To the extent permittedby the Trust Agreement, Annuity Contract, or other funding arrangement, theparties named below shall direct the Contributions to the guaranteedbenefit policy portion of the Annuity Contract, any of the investmentoptions available under the Annuity Contract, or any of the investmentvehicles available under the Trust Agreement and may request the transferof amounts resulting from those Contributions between such investmentoptions and investment vehicles or the transfer of amounts between theguaranteed benefit policy portion of the Annuity Contract and suchinvestment options and investment vehicles. A Participant may not directthe Trustee or Insurer to invest the Participant’s Account in collectibles.Collectibles mean any work of art, rug or antique, metal or gem, stamp orcoin, alcoholic beverage, or other tangible personal property specified bythe Secretary of the Treasury. However, for tax years beginning afterDecember 31, 1997, certain coins and bullion as provided in Code Section408(m)(3) shall not be considered collectibles. To the extent that aParticipant who has investment direction fails to give timely direction,the Primary Employer shall direct the investment of his Account. If thePrimary Employer has investment direction, such Account shall be investedratably in the guaranteed benefit policy portion of the Annuity Contract,the investment options available under the Annuity Contract, or theinvestment vehicles available under the Trust Agreement in the same manneras the Accounts of all other Participants who do not direct theirinvestments. The Primary Employer shall have investment direction foramounts which have not been allocated to Participants. To the extent aninvestment is no longer available, the Primary Employer may require thatamounts currently held in such investment be reinvested in otherinvestments. At least annually, the Named Fiduciary shall review all pertinentEmployee information and Plan data in order to establish the funding policyof the Plan and to determine appropriate methods of carrying out the Plan’sobjectives. The Named Fiduciary shall inform the Trustee and any InvestmentManager of the Plan’s short-term and long-term financial needs so theinvestment policy can be coordinated with the Plan’s financialrequirements. (a) Employer Contributions other than Elective Deferral Contributions: The Participant shall direct the investment of such Employer Contributions and transfer of amounts resulting from those Contributions. (b) Elective Deferral Contributions: The Participant shall direct the investment of Elective Deferral Contributions and transfer of amounts resulting from those Contributions. (c) Rollover Contributions: The Participant shall direct the investment of Rollover Contributions and transfer of amounts resulting from those Contributions. However, the Named Fiduciary may delegate to the Investment Managerinvestment discretion for Contributions and amounts which are not subjectto Participant direction. 41 The Employer shall pay to the Insurer or Trustee, as applicable, theElective Deferral Contributions for each Plan Year not later than the endof the 12-month period immediately following the Plan Year for which theyare deemed to be paid. All Contributions are forwarded by the Employer to the Trustee to bedeposited in the Trust Fund or to the Insurer to be deposited under theAnnuity Contract, as applicable. Contributions that are accumulated throughpayroll deduction shall be paid to the Trustee or Insurer, as applicable,by the earlier of (i) the date the Contributions can reasonably besegregated from the Employer’s assets, or (ii) the 15th business day of themonth following the month in which the Contributions would otherwise havebeen paid in cash to the Participant. 42 ARTICLE V BENEFITSSECTION 5.01–RETIREMENT BENEFITS. On a Participant’s Retirement Date, his Vested Account shall bedistributed to him according to the distribution of benefits provisions ofArticle VI and the provisions of the SMALL AMOUNTS SECTION of Article X.SECTION 5.02–DEATH BENEFITS. If a Participant dies before his Annuity Starting Date, his VestedAccount shall be distributed according to the distribution of benefitsprovisions of Article VI and the provisions of the SMALL AMOUNTS SECTION ofArticle X.SECTION 5.03–VESTED BENEFITS. If an Inactive Participant’s Vested Account is not payable under theSMALL AMOUNTS SECTION of Article X, he may elect, but is not required, toreceive a distribution of his Vested Account after he ceases to be anEmployee. A distribution under this paragraph shall be a retirement benefitand shall be distributed to the Participant according to the distributionof benefits provisions of Article VI. A Participant may not elect to receive a distribution under theprovisions of this section after he again becomes an Employee until hesubsequently ceases to be an Employee and meets the requirements of thissection. If an Inactive Participant does not receive an earlier distribution,upon his Retirement Date or death, his Vested Account shall be distributedaccording to the provisions of the RETIREMENT BENEFITS SECTION or the DEATHBENEFITS SECTION of Article V. The Nonvested Account of an Inactive Participant who has ceased to bean Employee shall remain a part of his Account until it becomes aForfeiture. However, if he again becomes an Employee so that his VestingPercentage can increase, the Nonvested Account may become a part of hisVested Account.SECTION 5.04–WHEN BENEFITS START. (a) Unless otherwise elected, benefits shall begin before the 60th day following the close of the Plan Year in which the latest date below occurs: (1) The date the Participant attains age 65 (or Normal Retirement Age, if earlier). (2) The 10th anniversary of the Participant’s Entry Date. (3) The date the Participant ceases to be an Employee. 43 Notwithstanding the foregoing, the failure of a Participant to consent to a distribution while a benefit is immediately distributable, within the meaning of the ELECTION PROCEDURES SECTION of Article VI, shall be deemed to be an election to defer the start of benefits sufficient to satisfy this section. The Participant may elect to have his benefits begin after the latest date for beginning benefits described above, subject to the following provisions of this section. The Participant shall make the election in writing. Such election must be made before his Normal Retirement Date or the date he ceases to be an Employee, if later. The election must describe the form of distribution and the date benefits will begin. The Participant shall not elect a date for beginning benefits or a form of distribution that would result in a benefit payable when he dies which would be more than incidental within the meaning of governmental regulations. Benefits shall begin on an earlier date if otherwise provided in the Plan. For example, the Participant’s Retirement Date or Required Beginning Date, as defined in the DEFINITIONS SECTION of Article VII. (b) The Participant’s Vested Account which results from Elective Deferral Contributions may not be distributed to a Participant or to his Beneficiary (or Beneficiaries) in accordance with the Participant’s or Beneficiary’s (or Beneficiaries’) election, earlier than separation from service, death, or disability. Such amount may also be distributed upon: (1) Termination of the Plan, as permitted in Article VIII. (2) The disposition by the Employer, if the Employer is a corporation, to an unrelated corporation of substantially all of the assets, within the meaning of Code Section 409(d)(2), used in a trade or business of the Employer if the Employer continues to maintain the Plan after the disposition, but only with respect to Employees who continue employment with the corporation acquiring such assets. (3) The disposition by the Employer, if the Employer is a corporation, to an unrelated entity of the Employer’s interest in a subsidiary, within the meaning of Code Section 409(d)(3), if the Employer continues to maintain the Plan, but only with respect to Employees who continue employment with such subsidiary. (4) The attainment of age 59 1/2 as permitted in the WITHDRAWAL BENEFITS SECTION of this article. (5) The hardship of the Participant as permitted in the WITHDRAWAL BENEFITS SECTION of this article. All distributions that may be made pursuant to one or more of the foregoing distributable events will be a retirement benefit and shall be distributed to the Participant according to the distribution of benefit provisions of Article VI. In addition, distributions that are triggered by (1), (2) and (3) above must be made in a lump sum. A lump sum shall include a distribution of an annuity contract. 44SECTION 5.05–WITHDRAWAL BENEFITS. A Participant may withdraw any part of his Vested Account resultingfrom Rollover Contributions. A Participant may make only two suchwithdrawals in any 12-month period. A Participant who has attained age 59 1/2 may withdraw any part ofhis Vested Account which results from the following Contributions: Elective Deferral Contributions Matching ContributionsA Participant may make only two such withdrawals in any 12-month period. A Participant may withdraw any part of his Vested Account whichresults from the following Contributions: Elective Deferral Contributions In the event of hardship due to an immediate and heavy financialneed. Withdrawals from the Participant’s Account resulting from ElectiveDeferral Contributions shall be limited to the amount of the Participant’sElective Deferral Contributions. Immediate and heavy financial need shallbe limited to: (i) expenses incurred or necessary for medical care,described in Code Section 213(d), of the Participant, the Participant’sspouse, or any dependents of the Participant (as defined in Code Section152); (ii) purchase (excluding mortgage payments) of a principal residencefor the Participant; (iii) payment of tuition, related educational fees,and room and board expenses, for the next 12 months of post-secondaryeducation for the Participant, his spouse, children, or dependents; (iv)the need to prevent the eviction of the Participant from his principalresidence or foreclosure on the mortgage of the Participant’s principalresidence; or (v) any other distribution which is deemed by theCommissioner of Internal Revenue to be made on account of immediate andheavy financial need as provided in Treasury regulations. No withdrawal shall be allowed which is not necessary to satisfy suchimmediate and heavy financial need. Such withdrawal shall be deemednecessary only if all of the following requirements are met: (i) thedistribution is not in excess of the amount of the immediate and heavyfinancial need (including amounts necessary to pay any Federal, state, orlocal income taxes or penalties reasonably anticipated to result from thedistribution); (ii) the Participant has obtained all distributions, otherthan hardship distributions, and all nontaxable loans currently availableunder all plans maintained by the Employer; (iii) the Plan, and all otherplans maintained by the Employer, provide that the Participant’s electivecontributions and participant contributions will be suspended for at least12 months after receipt of the hardship distribution; and (iv) the Plan,and all other plans maintained by the Employer, provide that theParticipant may not make elective contributions for the Participant’staxable year immediately following the taxable year of the hardshipdistribution in excess of the applicable limit under Code Section 402(g)for such next taxable year less the amount of such Participant’s electivecontributions for the taxable year of the hardship distribution. The Planwill suspend elective contributions and participant contributions for 12months and limit elective deferrals as provided in the preceding sentence.A Participant shall not cease to be an Eligible Participant, as defined inthe EXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of Article III, merely because his electivecontributions or participant contributions are suspended. 45 A request for withdrawal shall be made in such manner and inaccordance with such rules as the Employer will prescribe for this purpose(including by means of voice response or other electronic means undercircumstances the Employer permits). Withdrawals shall be a retirementbenefit and shall be distributed to the Participant according to thedistribution of benefits provisions of Article VI. A forfeiture shall notoccur solely as a result of a withdrawal.SECTION 5.06–LOANS TO PARTICIPANTS. Loans shall be made available to all Participants on a reasonablyequivalent basis. For purposes of this section, and unless otherwisespecified, Participant means any Participant or Beneficiary who is a party-in-interest as defined in ERISA. Loans shall not be made to HighlyCompensated Employees in an amount greater than the amount made availableto other Participants. No loans will be made to any shareholder-employee or Owner-employee.For purposes of this requirement, a shareholder-employee means an employeeor officer of an electing small business (Subchapter S) corporation whoowns (or is considered as owning within the meaning of Code Section318(a)(1)), on any day during the taxable year of such corporation, morethan 5 percent of the outstanding stock of the corporation. A loan to a Participant shall be a Participant-directed investment ofhis Account. The loan is a Trust Fund investment but no Account other thanthe borrowing Participant’s Account shall share in the interest paid on theloan or bear any expense or loss incurred because of the loan. The number of outstanding loans shall be limited to two. No more thantwo loans shall be approved for any Participant in any 12-month period. Theminimum amount of any loan shall be $1,000. Loans must be adequately secured and bear a reasonable rate ofinterest. The amount of the loan shall not exceed the maximum amount that maybe treated as a loan under Code Section 72(p) (rather than a distribution)to the Participant and shall be equal to the lesser of (a) or (b) below: (a) $50,000, reduced by the highest outstanding loan balance of loans during the one-year period ending on the day before the new loan is made. (b) The greater of (1) or (2), reduced by (3) below: (1) One-half of the Participant’s Vested Account. (2) $10,000. (3) Any outstanding loan balance on the date the new loan is made.For purposes of this maximum, a Participant’s Vested Account does notinclude any accumulated deductible employee contributions, as defined inCode Section 72(o)(5)(B), and all qualified employer plans, as defined inCode Section 72(p)(4), of the Employer and any Controlled Group membershall be treated as one plan. The foregoing notwithstanding, the amount of such loan shall notexceed 50 percent of the amount of the Participant’s Vested Account,reduced by any outstanding loan balance on the date the new loan is made. 46For purposes of this maximum, a Participant’s Vested Account does notinclude any accumulated deductible employee contributions, as defined inCode Section 72(o)(5)(B). No collateral other than a portion of theParticipant’s Vested Account (as limited above) shall be accepted. The LoanAdministrator shall determine if the collateral is adequate for the amountof the loan requested. Each loan shall bear a reasonable fixed rate of interest to bedetermined by the Loan Administrator. In determining the interest rate, theLoan Administrator shall take into consideration fixed interest ratescurrently being charged by commercial lenders for loans of comparable riskon similar terms and for similar durations, so that the interest willprovide for a return commensurate with rates currently charged bycommercial lenders for loans made under similar circumstances. The LoanAdministrator shall not discriminate among Participants in the matter ofinterest rates; but loans granted at different times may bear differentinterest rates in accordance with the current appropriate standards. The loan shall by its terms require that repayment (principal andinterest) be amortized in level payments, not less frequently thanquarterly, over a period not extending beyond five years from the date ofthe loan. If the loan is used to acquire a dwelling unit, which within areasonable time (determined at the time the loan is made) will be used asthe principal residence of the Participant, the repayment period may extendbeyond five years from the date of the loan. The period of repayment forany loan shall be arrived at by mutual agreement between the LoanAdministrator and the Participant and if the loan is for a principalresidence, shall not be made for a period longer than twenty years. The Participant shall make an application for a loan in such mannerand in accordance with such rules as the Employer shall prescribe for thispurpose (including by means of voice response or other electronic meansunder circumstances the Employer permits). The application must specify theamount and duration requested. Information contained in the application for the loan concerning theincome, liabilities, and assets of the Participant will be evaluated todetermine whether there is a reasonable expectation that the Participantwill be able to satisfy payments on the loan as due. Additionally, the LoanAdministrator will pursue any appropriate further investigations concerningthe creditworthiness and credit history of the Participant to determinewhether a loan should be approved. Each loan shall be fully documented in the form of a promissory notesigned by the Participant for the face amount of the loan, together withinterest determined as specified above. There will be an assignment of collateral to the Plan executed at thetime the loan is made. In those cases where repayment through payroll deduction isavailable, installments are so payable, and a payroll deduction agreementshall be executed by the Participant at the time the loan is made. Loanrepayments that are accumulated through payroll deduction shall be paid tothe Trustee by the earlier of (i) the date the loan repayments canreasonably be segregated from the Employer’s assets, or (ii) the 15thbusiness day of the month following the month in which such amounts wouldotherwise have been paid in cash to the Participant. Where payroll deduction is not available, payments in cash are to betimely made. Any payment that is not by payroll deduction shall be madepayable to the Employer or the Trustee, as specified in the promissorynote, and delivered to the Loan Administrator, including prepayments,service fees and penalties, if any, and other amounts due under the note.The Loan Administrator shall deposit such amounts into the Plan as soon 47as administratively practicable after they are received, but in no eventlater than the 15th business day of the month after they are received. The promissory note may provide for reasonable late payment penaltiesand service fees. Any penalties or service fees shall be applied to allParticipants in a nondiscriminatory manner. If the promissory note soprovides, such amounts may be assessed and collected from the Account ofthe Participant as part of the loan balance. Each loan may be paid prior to maturity, in part or in full, withoutpenalty or service fee, except as may be set out in the promissory note. The Plan shall suspend loan payments for a period not exceeding oneyear during which an approved unpaid leave of absence occurs other than amilitary leave of absence. The Loan Administrator shall provide theParticipant a written explanation of the effect of the suspension ofpayments upon his loan. If a Participant separates from service (or takes a leave of absence)from the Employer because of service in the military and does not receive adistribution of his Vested Account, the Plan shall suspend loan paymentsuntil the Participant’s completion of military service or until theParticipant’s fifth anniversary of commencement of military service, ifearlier, as permitted under Code Section 414(u). The Loan Administratorshall provide the Participant a written explanation of the effect of hismilitary service upon his loan. If any payment of principal and interest, or any portion thereof,remains unpaid for more than 90 days after due, the loan shall be indefault. For purposes of Code Section 72(p), the Participant shall then betreated as having received a deemed distribution regardless of whether ornot a distributable event has occurred. Upon default, the Plan has the right to pursue any remedy availableby law to satisfy the amount due, along with accrued interest, includingthe right to enforce its claim against the security pledged and executeupon the collateral as allowed by law. The entire principal balance whetheror not otherwise then due, along with accrued interest, shall becomeimmediately due and payable without demand or notice, and subject tocollection or satisfaction by any lawful means, including specifically, butnot limited to, the right to enforce the claim against the security pledgedand to execute upon the collateral as allowed by law. In the event of default, foreclosure on the note and attachment ofsecurity or use of amounts pledged to satisfy the amount then due shall notoccur until a distributable event occurs in accordance with the Plan, andshall not occur to an extent greater than the amount then available uponany distributable event which has occurred under the Plan. All reasonable costs and expenses, including but not limited toattorney’s fees, incurred by the Plan in connection with any default or inany proceeding to enforce any provision of a promissory note or instrumentby which a promissory note for a Participant loan is secured, shall beassessed and collected from the Account of the Participant as part of theloan balance. If payroll deduction is being utilized, in the event that aParticipant’s available payroll deduction amounts in any given month areinsufficient to satisfy the total amount due, there will be an increase inthe amount taken subsequently, sufficient to make up the amount that isthen due. If any amount remains past due more than 90 days, the entireprincipal amount, whether or not otherwise then due, along with interestthen accrued, shall become due and payable, as above. 48 If no distributable event has occurred under the Plan at the timethat the Participant’s Vested Account would otherwise be used under thisprovision to pay any amount due under the outstanding loan, this will notoccur until the time, or in excess of the extent to which, a distributableevent occurs under the Plan. An outstanding loan will become due andpayable in full 60 days after a Participant ceases to be an Employee and aparty-in-interest as defined in ERISA or after complete termination of thePlan.SECTION 5.07–DISTRIBUTIONS UNDER QUALIFIED DOMESTIC RELATIONS ORDERS. The Plan specifically permits distributions to an Alternate Payeeunder a qualified domestic relations order as defined in Code Section414(p), at any time, irrespective of whether the Participant has attainedhis earliest retirement age, as defined in Code Section 414(p), under thePlan. A distribution to an Alternate Payee before the Participant hasattained his earliest retirement age is available only if the orderspecifies that distribution shall be made prior to the earliest retirementage or allows the Alternate Payee to elect a distribution prior to theearliest retirement age. Nothing in this section shall permit a Participant to receive adistribution at a time otherwise not permitted under the Plan nor shall itpermit the Alternate Payee to receive a form of payment not permitted underthe Plan. The benefit payable to an Alternate Payee shall be subject to theprovisions of the SMALL AMOUNTS SECTION of Article X if the value of thebenefit does not exceed $1,000. The Plan Administrator shall establish reasonable procedures todetermine the qualified status of a domestic relations order. Uponreceiving a domestic relations order, the Plan Administrator shall promptlynotify the Participant and the Alternate Payee named in the order, inwriting, of the receipt of the order and the Plan’s procedures fordetermining the qualified status of the order. Within a reasonable periodof time after receiving the domestic relations order, the PlanAdministrator shall determine the qualified status of the order and shallnotify the Participant and each Alternate Payee, in writing, of itsdetermination. The Plan Administrator shall provide notice under thisparagraph by mailing to the individual’s address specified in the domesticrelations order, or in a manner consistent with Department of Laborregulations. The Plan Administrator may treat as qualified any domesticrelations order entered into before January 1, 1985, irrespective ofwhether it satisfies all the requirements described in Code Section 414(p). If any portion of the Participant’s Vested Account is payable duringthe period the Plan Administrator is making its determination of thequalified status of the domestic relations order, a separate accountingshall be made of the amount payable. If the Plan Administrator determinesthe order is a qualified domestic relations order within 18 months of thedate amounts are first payable following receipt of the order, the payableamounts shall be distributed in accordance with the order. If the PlanAdministrator does not make its determination of the qualified status ofthe order within the 18-month determination period, the payable amountsshall be distributed in the manner the Plan would distribute if the orderdid not exist and the order shall apply prospectively if the PlanAdministrator later determines the order is a qualified domestic relationsorder. The Plan shall make payments or distributions required under thissection by separate benefit checks or other separate distribution to theAlternate Payee(s). 49 ARTICLE VI DISTRIBUTION OF BENEFITSSECTION 6.01–FORM OF DISTRIBUTION. (a) Retirement Benefits. The only form of retirement benefit is a single sum payment. (b) Death Benefits. The only form of death benefit is a single sum payment.SECTION 6.02–ELECTION PROCEDURES. The Participant shall make any election under this section inwriting. The Plan Administrator may require such individual to complete andsign any necessary documents as to the provisions to be made. Any electionpermitted under (a) below shall be subject to the qualified electionprovisions of (b) below. (a) Death Benefits. A Participant may elect his Beneficiary. (b) Qualified Election. The Participant may make an election at any time during the election period. The Participant may revoke the election made (or make a new election) at any time and any number of times during the election period. An election is effective only if it meets the consent requirements below. (1) Election Period for Death Benefits. A Participant may make an election as to death benefits at any time before he dies. (2) Consent to Election. If the Participant’s Vested Account exceeds $1,000, any benefit which is immediately distributable requires the consent of the Participant. The consent of the Participant to a benefit which is immediately distributable must not be made before the date the Participant is provided with the notice of the ability to defer the distribution. Such consent shall be made in writing. The consent shall not be made more than 90 days before the Annuity Starting Date. The consent of the Participant shall not be required to the extent that a distribution is required to satisfy Code Section 401(a)(9) or Code Section 415. In addition, upon termination of this Plan, if the Plan does not offer an annuity option (purchased from a commercial provider), and if the Employer (or any entity within the same Controlled Group) does not maintain another defined contribution plan (other than an employee stock ownership plan as defined in Code Section 4975(e)(7)), the Participant’s Account balance will, without the Participant’s consent, be distributed to the Participant. However, if any entity within the same Controlled Group maintains another defined contribution plan (other than an employee stock ownership plan as defined in Code Section 4975(e)(7)) then the Participant’s Account will be transferred, without the Participant’s consent, to the other plan if the Participant does not consent to an immediate distribution. 50 A benefit is immediately distributable if any part of the benefit could be distributed to the Participant before the Participant attains the older of Normal Retirement Age or age 62. Spousal consent is needed to name a Beneficiary other than the Participant’s spouse. If a Participant names a Beneficiary other than his spouse, the spouse has the right to limit consent only to a specific Beneficiary. The spouse can relinquish such right. Such consent shall be in writing. The spouse’s consent shall be witnessed by a plan representative or notary public. The spouse’s consent must acknowledge the effect of the election, including that the spouse had the right to limit consent only to a specific Beneficiary and that the relinquishment of such right was voluntary. Unless the consent of the spouse expressly permits designations by the Participant without a requirement of further consent by the spouse, the spouse’s consent must be limited to the Beneficiary, class of Beneficiaries, or contingent Beneficiary named in the election. Spousal consent is not required, however, if the Participant establishes to the satisfaction of the plan representative that the consent of the spouse cannot be obtained because there is no spouse or the spouse cannot be located. A spouse’s consent under this paragraph shall not be valid with respect to any other spouse. A Participant may revoke a prior election without the consent of the spouse. Any new election will require a new spousal consent, unless the consent of the spouse expressly permits such election by the Participant without further consent by the spouse. A spouse’s consent may be revoked at any time within the Participant’s election period.SECTION 6.03–NOTICE REQUIREMENTS. Right to Defer. The Plan Administrator shall furnish to theParticipant a written explanation of the right of the Participant to deferdistribution until the benefit is no longer immediately distributable. The Plan Administrator shall furnish the written explanation by amethod reasonably calculated to reach the attention of the Participant noless than 30 days, and no more than 90 days, before the Annuity StartingDate. However, distribution may begin less than 30 days after the noticedescribed in this subparagraph is given, provided the Plan Administratorclearly informs the Participant that he has a right to a period of at least30 days after receiving the notice to consider the decision of whether ornot to elect a distribution, and the Participant, after receiving thenotice, affirmatively elects a distribution. 51 ARTICLE VII DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTSSECTION 7.01–APPLICATION. The optional forms of distribution are only those provided in ArticleVI. An optional form of distribution shall not be permitted unless it meetsthe requirements of this article. The timing of any distribution must meetthe requirements of this article.SECTION 7.02–DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this article, the following terms are defined: Applicable Life Expectancy means Life Expectancy (or Joint and Last Survivor Expectancy) calculated using the attained age of the Participant (or Designated Beneficiary) as of the Participant’s (or Designated Beneficiary’s) birthday in the applicable calendar year reduced by one for each calendar year which has elapsed since the date Life Expectancy was first calculated. If Life Expectancy is being recalculated, the Applicable Life Expectancy shall be the Life Expectancy so recalculated. The applicable calendar year shall be the first Distribution Calendar Year, and if Life Expectancy is being recalculated, such succeeding calendar year. Designated Beneficiary means the individual who is designated as the beneficiary under the Plan in accordance with Code Section 401(a)(9) and the regulations thereunder. Distribution Calendar Year means a calendar year for which a minimum distribution is required. For distributions beginning before the Participant’s death, the first Distribution Calendar Year is the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar year which contains the Participant’s Required Beginning Date. For distributions beginning after the Participant’s death, the first Distribution Calendar Year is the calendar year in which distributions are required to begin pursuant to (e) of the DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS SECTION of this article. 5-percent Owner means a 5-percent owner as defined in Code Section 416. A Participant is treated as a 5-percent Owner for purposes of this article if such Participant is a 5-percent Owner at any time during the Plan Year ending with or within the calendar year in which such owner attains age 70 1/2. In addition, a Participant is treated as a 5-percent Owner for purposes of this article if such Participant becomes a 5-percent Owner in a later Plan Year. Such Participant’s Required Beginning Date shall not be later than the April 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which such later Plan Year ends. Once distributions have begun to a 5-percent Owner under this article, they must continue to be distributed, even if the Participant ceases to be a 5-percent Owner in a subsequent year. Joint and Last Survivor Expectancy means joint and last survivor expectancy computed using the expected return multiples in Table VI of section 1.72-9 of the Income Tax Regulations. 52 Unless otherwise elected by the Participant by the time distributions are required to begin, life expectancies shall be recalculated annually. Such election shall be irrevocable as to the Participant and shall apply to all subsequent years. The life expectancy of a nonspouse Beneficiary may not be recalculated. Life Expectancy means life expectancy computed using the expected return multiples in Table V of section 1.72-9 of the Income Tax Regulations. Unless otherwise elected by the Participant (or spouse, in the case of distributions described in (e)(2)(ii) of the DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS SECTION of this article) by the time distributions are required to begin, life expectancy shall be recalculated annually. Such election shall be irrevocable as to the Participant (or spouse) and shall apply to all subsequent years. The life expectancy of a nonspouse Beneficiary may not be recalculated. Participant’s Benefit means: (a) The Account balance as of the last Valuation Date in the calendar year immediately preceding the Distribution Calendar Year (valuation calendar year) increased by the amount of any contributions or forfeitures allocated to the Account balance as of the dates in the valuation calendar year after the Valuation Date and decreased by distributions made in the valuation calendar year after the Valuation Date. (b) Exception for Second Distribution Calendar Year. For purposes of (a) above, if any portion of the minimum distribution for the first Distribution Calendar Year is made in the second Distribution Calendar Year on or before the Required Beginning Date, the amount of the minimum distribution made in the second Distribution Calendar Year shall be treated as if it had been made in the immediately preceding Distribution Calendar Year. Required Beginning Date means, for a Participant who is a 5-percent Owner, the April 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which he attains age 70 1/2. Required Beginning Date means, for any Participant who is not a 5- percent Owner, the April 1 of the calendar year following the later of the calendar year in which he attains age 70 1/2 or the calendar year in which he retires. The preretirement age 70 1/2 distribution option is only eliminated with respect to Participants who reach age 70 1/2 in or after a calendar year that begins after the later of December 31, 1998, or the adoption date of the amendment which eliminated such option. The preretirement age 70 1/2 distribution is an optional form of benefit under which benefits payable in a particular distribution form (including any modifications that may be elected after benefits begin) begin at a time during the period that begins on or after January 1 of the calendar year in which the Participant attains age 70 1/2 and ends April 1 of the immediately following calendar year. The options available for Participants who are not 5-percent Owners and attained age 70 1/2 in calendar years before the calendar year that begins after the later of December 31, 1998, or the adoption date of the amendment which eliminated the preretirement age 70 1/2 distribution shall be the following. Any such Participant attaining age 70 1/2 in years after 1995 may elect by April 1 of the calendar year following the calendar year in which he attained age 70 1 /2 (or by December 31, 53 1997 in the case of a Participant attaining age 70 1/2 in 1996) to defer distributions until the calendar year following the calendar year in which he retires. Any such Participant attaining age 70 1/2 in years prior to 1997 may elect to stop distributions which are not purchased annuities and recommence by the April 1 of the calendar year following the year in which he retires. There shall be a new Annuity Starting Date upon recommencement.SECTION 7.03–DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTS. (a) General Rules. (1) The requirements of this article shall apply to any distribution of a Participant’s interest and shall take precedence over any inconsistent provisions of this Plan. Unless otherwise specified, the provisions of this article apply to calendar years beginning after December 31, 1984. (2) All distributions required under this article shall be determined and made in accordance with the proposed regulations under Code Section 401(a)(9), including the minimum distribution incidental benefit requirement of section 1.401(a)(9)-2 of the proposed regulations. (3) With respect to distributions under the Plan made on or after June 14, 2001, for calendar years beginning on or after January 1, 2001, the Plan will apply the minimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) in accordance with the regulations under Code Section 401(a)(9) that were proposed on January 17, 2001 (the 2001 Proposed Regulations), notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary. If the total amount of required minimum distributions made to a Participant for 2001 prior to June 14, 2001, are equal to or greater than the amount of required minimum distributions determined under the 2001 Proposed Regulations, then no additional distributions are required for such Participant for 2001 on or after such date. If the total amount of required minimum distributions made to a Participant for 2001 prior to June 14, 2001, are less than the amount determined under the 2001 Proposed Regulations, then the amount of required minimum distributions for 2001 on or after such date will be determined so that the total amount of required minimum distributions for 2001 is the amount determined under the 2001 Proposed Regulations. These provisions shall continue in effect until the last calendar year beginning before the effective date of final regulations under Code Section 401(a)(9) or such other date as may be published by the Internal Revenue Service. (b) Required Beginning Date. The entire interest of a Participant must be distributed or begin to be distributed no later than the Participant’s Required Beginning Date. (c) Limits on Distribution Periods. As of the first Distribution Calendar Year, distributions, if not made in a single sum, may only be made over one of the following periods (or combination thereof): (1) the life of the Participant, (2) the life of the Participant and a Designated Beneficiary, 54 (3) a period certain not extending beyond the Life Expectancy of the Participant, or (4) a period certain not extending beyond the Joint and Last Survivor Expectancy of the Participant and a Designated Beneficiary. (d) Determination of Amount to be Distributed Each Year. If the Participant’s interest is to be distributed in other than a single sum, the following minimum distribution rules shall apply on or after the Required Beginning Date: (1) Individual Account. (i) If a Participant’s Benefit is to be distributed over A. a period not extending beyond the Life Expectancy of the Participant or the Joint Life and Last Survivor Expectancy of the Participant and the Participant’s Designated Beneficiary, or B. a period not extending beyond the Life Expectancy of the Designated Beneficiary, the amount required to be distributed for each calendar year beginning with the distributions for the first Distribution Calendar Year, must be at least equal to the quotient obtained by dividing the Participant’s Benefit by the Applicable Life Expectancy. (ii) For calendar years beginning before January 1, 1989, if the Participant’s spouse is not the Designated Beneficiary, the method of distribution selected must assure that at least 50 percent of the present value of the amount available for distribution is paid within the Life Expectancy of the Participant. (iii) For calendar years beginning after December 31, 1988, the amount to be distributed each year, beginning with distributions for the first Distribution Calendar Year shall not be less than the quotient obtained by dividing the Participant’s Benefit by the lesser of: A. the Applicable Life Expectancy, or B. if the Participant’s spouse is not the Designated Beneficiary, the applicable divisor determined from the table set forth in Q&A-4 of section 1.401(a)(9)-2 of the proposed regulations. Distributions after the death of the Participant shall be distributed using the Applicable Life Expectancy in (1)(i) above as the relevant divisor without regard to section 1.401(a)(9)-2 of the proposed regulations. (iv) The minimum distribution required for the Participant’s first Distribution Calendar Year must be made on or before the Participant’s Required Beginning Date. The minimum distribution for other calendar years, including the minimum distribution for 55 the Distribution Calendar Year in which the Participant’s Required Beginning Date occurs, must be made on or before December 31 of that Distribution Calendar Year. (2) Other Forms. If the Participant’s Benefit is distributed in the form of an annuity purchased from an insurance company, distributions thereunder shall be made in accordance with the requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9) and the proposed regulations thereunder. (e) Death Distribution Provisions. (1) Distribution Beginning Before Death. If the Participant dies after distribution of his interest has begun, the remaining portion of such interest will continue to be distributed at least as rapidly as under the method of distribution being used prior to the Participant’s death. (2) Distribution Beginning After Death. (i) If the Participant dies before distribution of his interest begins, distribution of the Participant’s entire interest shall be completed by December 31 of the calendar year containing the fifth anniversary of the Participant’s death except to the extent that an election is made to receive distributions in accordance with A or B below: A. if any portion of the Participant’s interest is payable to a Designated Beneficiary, distributions may be made over the life or over a period certain not greater than the Life Expectancy of the Designated Beneficiary beginning on or before December 31 of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the Participant died; B. if the Designated Beneficiary is the Participant’s surviving spouse, the date distributions are required to begin in accordance with A above shall not be earlier than the later of: 1. December 31 of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the Participant died, or 2. December 31 of the calendar year in which the Participant would have attained age 70 1/2. (ii) If the Participant has not made an election pursuant to this (e)(2) by the time of his death, the Participant’s Designated Beneficiary must elect the method of distribution no later than the earlier of: A. December 31 of the calendar year in which distributions would be required to begin under this subparagraph, or B. December 31 of the calendar year which contains the fifth anniversary of the date of death of the Participant. (iii) If the Participant has no Designated Beneficiary, or if the Designated Beneficiary does not elect a method of distribution, distribution of the Participant’s entire interest 56 must be completed by December 31 of the calendar year containing the fifth anniversary of the Participant’s death. (3) For purposes of (e)(2) above, if the surviving spouse dies after the Participant, but before payments to such spouse begin, the provisions of (e)(2) above, with the exception of (e)(2)(i)(B) therein, shall be applied as if the surviving spouse were the Participant. (4) For purposes of this (e), distribution of a Participant’s interest is considered to begin on the Participant’s Required Beginning Date (or if (e)(3) above is applicable, the date distribution is required to begin to the surviving spouse pursuant to (e)(2) above). If distribution in the form of an annuity irrevocably begins to the Participant before the Required Beginning Date, the date distribution is considered to begin is the date distribution actually begins. 57 ARTICLE VIII TERMINATION OF THE PLAN The Employer expects to continue the Plan indefinitely but reservesthe right to terminate the Plan in whole or in part at any time upon givingwritten notice to all parties concerned. Complete discontinuance ofContributions constitutes complete termination of the Plan. The Account of each Participant shall be fully (100%) vested andnonforfeitable as of the effective date of complete termination of thePlan. The Account of each Participant who is included in the group ofParticipants deemed to be affected by the partial termination of the Planshall be fully (100%) vested and nonforfeitable as of the effective date ofthe partial termination of the Plan. The Participant’s Account shallcontinue to participate in the earnings credited, expenses charged, and anyappreciation or depreciation of the Investment Fund until his VestedAccount is distributed. A Participant’s Account which does not result from the Contributionslisted below may be distributed to the Participant after the effective dateof the complete termination of the Plan: Elective Deferral ContributionsA Participant’s Account resulting from such Contributions may bedistributed upon complete termination of the Plan, but only if neither theEmployer nor any Controlled Group member maintain or establish a successordefined contribution plan (other than an employer stock ownership plan asdefined in Code Section 4975(e)(7), a simplified employee pension plan asdefined in Code Section 408(k) or a SIMPLE IRA plan as defined in CodeSection 408(p)) and such distribution is made in a lump sum. A distributionunder this article shall be a retirement benefit and shall be distributedto the Participant according to the provisions of Article VI. The Participant’s entire Vested Account shall be paid in a single sumto the Participant as of the effective date of complete termination of thePlan if (i) the requirements for distribution of Elective DeferralContributions in the above paragraph are met and (ii) consent of theParticipant is not required in the ELECTION PROCEDURES SECTION of ArticleVI to distribute a benefit which is immediately distributable. This is asmall amounts payment. The small amounts payment is in full settlement ofall benefits otherwise payable. Upon complete termination of the Plan, no more Employees shall becomeParticipants and no more Contributions shall be made. The assets of this Plan shall not be paid to the Employer at anytime, except that, after the satisfaction of all liabilities under thePlan, any assets remaining may be paid to the Employer. The payment may notbe made if it would contravene any provision of law. 58 ARTICLE IX ADMINISTRATION OF THE PLANSECTION 9.01–ADMINISTRATION. Subject to the provisions of this article, the Plan Administrator hascomplete control of the administration of the Plan. The Plan Administratorhas all the powers necessary for it to properly carry out itsadministrative duties. Not in limitation, but in amplification of theforegoing, the Plan Administrator has complete discretion to construe orinterpret the provisions of the Plan, including ambiguous provisions, ifany, and to determine all questions that may arise under the Plan,including all questions relating to the eligibility of Employees toparticipate in the Plan and the amount of benefit to which any Participantor Beneficiary may become entitled. The Plan Administrator’s decisions uponall matters within the scope of its authority shall be final. Unless otherwise set out in the Plan or Annuity Contract, the PlanAdministrator may delegate recordkeeping and other duties which arenecessary for the administration of the Plan to any person or firm whichagrees to accept such duties. The Plan Administrator shall be entitled torely upon all tables, valuations, certificates and reports furnished by theconsultant or actuary appointed by the Plan Administrator and upon allopinions given by any counsel selected or approved by the PlanAdministrator. The Plan Administrator shall receive all claims for benefits byParticipants, former Participants and Beneficiaries. The Plan Administratorshall determine all facts necessary to establish the right of any Claimantto benefits and the amount of those benefits under the provisions of thePlan. The Plan Administrator may establish rules and procedures to befollowed by Claimants in filing claims for benefits, in furnishing andverifying proofs necessary to determine age, and in any other mattersrequired to administer the Plan.SECTION 9.02–EXPENSES. Expenses of the Plan, to the extent that the Employer does not paysuch expenses, may be paid out of the assets of the Plan provided that suchpayment is consistent with ERISA. Such expenses include, but are notlimited to, expenses for bonding required by ERISA; expenses forrecordkeeping and other administrative services; fees and expenses of theTrustee or Annuity Contract; expenses for investment education service; anddirect costs that the Employer incurs with respect to the Plan.SECTION 9.03–RECORDS. All acts and determinations of the Plan Administrator shall be dulyrecorded. All these records, together with other documents necessary forthe administration of the Plan, shall be preserved in the PlanAdministrator’s custody. Writing (handwriting, typing, printing), photostating, photographing,microfilming, magnetic impulse, mechanical or electrical recording, orother forms of data compilation shall be acceptable means of keepingrecords. 59SECTION 9.04–INFORMATION AVAILABLE. Any Participant in the Plan or any Beneficiary may examine copies ofthe Plan description, latest annual report, any bargaining agreement, thisPlan, the Annuity Contract or any other instrument under which the Plan wasestablished or is operated. The Plan Administrator shall maintain all ofthe items listed in this section in its office, or in such other place orplaces as it may designate in order to comply with governmentalregulations. These items may be examined during reasonable business hours.Upon the written request of a Participant or Beneficiary receiving benefitsunder the Plan, the Plan Administrator shall furnish him with a copy of anyof these items. The Plan Administrator may make a reasonable charge to therequesting person for the copy.SECTION 9.05–CLAIN AND APPEAL PROCEDURES. A Claimant must submit any required forms and pertinent informationwhen making a claim for benefits under the Plan. If a claim for benefits under the Plan is denied, the PlanAdministrator shall provide adequate written notice to the Claimant whoseclaim for benefits under the Plan has been denied. The notice must befurnished within 90 days of the date that the claim is received by the PlanAdministrator. The Claimant shall be notified in writing within thisinitial 90-day period if special circumstances require an extension of timeneeded to process the claim and the date by which the Plan Administrator’sdecision is expected to be rendered. The written notice shall be furnishedno later than 180 days after the date the claim was received by the PlanAdministrator. The Plan Administrator’s notice to the Claimant shall specify thereason for the denial; specify references to pertinent Plan provisions onwhich denial is based; describe any additional material and informationneeded for the Claimant to perfect his claim for benefits; explain why thematerial and information is needed; inform the Claimant that any appeal hewishes to make must be in writing to the Plan Administrator within 60 daysafter receipt of the Plan Administrator’s notice of denial of benefits andthat failure to make the written appeal within such 60-day period rendersthe Plan Administrator’s determination of such denial final, binding andconclusive. If the Claimant appeals to the Plan Administrator, the Claimant (orhis authorized representative) may submit in writing whatever issues andcomments the Claimant (or his authorized representative) feels arepertinent. The Claimant (or his authorized representative) may reviewpertinent Plan documents. The Plan Administrator shall reexamine all factsrelated to the appeal and make a final determination as to whether thedenial of benefits is justified under the circumstances. The PlanAdministrator shall advise the Claimant of its decision within 60 days ofhis written request for review, unless special circumstances (such as ahearing) would make rendering a decision within the 60-day limitunfeasible. The Claimant must be notified within the 60-day limit if anextension is necessary. The Plan Administrator shall render a decision on aclaim for benefits no later than 120 days after the request for review isreceived.SECTION 9.06–DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY. All or any part of the administrative duties and responsibilitiesunder this article may be delegated by the Plan Administrator to aretirement committee. The duties and responsibilities of the retirementcommittee shall be set out in a separate written agreement. 60SECTION 9.07–EXERCISE OF DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY. The Employer, Plan Administrator, and any other person or entity whohas authority with respect to the management, administration, or investmentof the Plan may exercise that authority in its/his full discretion, subjectonly to the duties imposed under ERISA. This discretionary authorityincludes, but is not limited to, the authority to make any and all factualdeterminations and interpret all terms and provisions of the Plan documentsrelevant to the issue under consideration. The exercise of authority willbe binding upon all persons; will be given deference in all courts of law;and will not be overturned or set aside by any court of law unless found tobe arbitrary and capricious or made in bad faith.SECTION 9.08–TRANSACTION PROCESSING. Transactions (including, but not limited to, investment directions,trades, loans, and distributions) shall be processed as soon asadministratively practicable after proper directions are received from theParticipant or such other parties. No guarantee is made by the Plan, PlanAdministrator, Trustee, Insurer, or Employer that such transactions will beprocessed on a daily or other basis, and no guarantee is made in anyrespect regarding the processing time of such transactions. Notwithstanding any other provision of the Plan, the Employer, thePlan Administrator, or the Trustee reserves the right to not value aninvestment option on any given Valuation Date for any reason deemedappropriate by the Employer, the Plan Administrator, or the Trustee. Administrative practicality will be determined by legitimate businessfactors (including, but not limited to, failure of systems or computerprograms, failure of the means of the transmission of data, force majeure,the failure of a service provider to timely receive values or prices, andcorrection for errors or omissions or the errors or omissions of anyservice provider) and in no event will be deemed to be less than 14 days.The processing date of a transaction shall be binding for all purposes ofthe Plan and considered the applicable Valuation Date for any transaction. 61 ARTICLE X GENERAL PROVISIONSSECTION 10.01–AMENDMENTS. The Employer may amend this Plan at any time, including any remedialretroactive changes (within the time specified by Internal Revenue Serviceregulations), to comply with any law or regulation issued by anygovernmental agency to which the Plan is subject. An amendment may not diminish or adversely affect any accruedinterest or benefit of Participants or their Beneficiaries nor allowreversion or diversion of Plan assets to the Employer at any time, exceptas may be required to comply with any law or regulation issued by anygovernmental agency to which the Plan is subject. No amendment to this Plan shall be effective to the extent that ithas the effect of decreasing a Participant’s accrued benefit. However, aParticipant’s Account may be reduced to the extent permitted under CodeSection 412(c)(8). For purposes of this paragraph, a Plan amendment whichhas the effect of decreasing a Participant’s Account with respect tobenefits attributable to service before the amendment shall be treated asreducing an accrued benefit. Furthermore, if the vesting schedule of thePlan is amended, in the case of an Employee who is a Participant as of thelater of the date such amendment is adopted or the date it becomeseffective, the nonforfeitable percentage (determined as of such date) ofsuch Employee’s right to his employer-derived accrued benefit shall notbe less than his percentage computed under the Plan without regard to suchamendment. No amendment to the Plan shall be effective to eliminate or restrictan optional form of benefit with respect to benefits attributable toservice before the amendment except as provided in the MERGERS AND DIRECTTRANSFERS SECTION of this article and below: (a) The Plan is amended to eliminate or restrict the ability of a Participant to receive payment of his Account balance under a particular optional form of benefit and the amendment satisfies the conditions in (1) and (2) below: (1) The amendment provides a single sum distribution form that is otherwise identical to the optional form of benefit eliminated or restricted. For purposes of this condition (1), a single sum distribution form is otherwise identical only if it is identical in all respects to the eliminated or restricted optional form of benefit (or would be identical except that it provides greater rights to the Participant) except with respect to the timing of payments after commencement. (2) The amendment provides that the amendment shall not apply to any distribution with an Annuity Starting Date earlier than the earlier of: (i) the 90th day after the date the Participant receiving the distribution has been furnished a summary that reflects the amendment and that satisfies the ERISA requirements at 29 CFR 2520.104b-3 relating to a summary of material modifications, or 62 (ii) the first day of the second Plan Year following the Plan Year in which the amendment is adopted. (b) The Plan is amended to eliminate or restrict in-kind distributions and the conditions in Q&A 2(b)(2)(iii) in section 1.411 (d)-4 of the regulations are met. If, as a result of an amendment, an Employer Contribution is removedthat is not 100% immediately vested when made, the applicable vestingschedule shall remain in effect after the date of such amendment. TheParticipant shall not become immediately 100% vested in such Contributionsas a result of the elimination of such Contribution except as otherwisespecifically provided in the Plan. An amendment shall not decrease a Participant’s vested interest inthe Plan. If an amendment to the Plan, or a deemed amendment in the case ofa change in top-heavy status of the Plan as provided in the MODIFICATION OFVESTING REQUIREMENTS SECTION of Article XI, changes the computation of thepercentage used to determine that portion of a Participant’s Accountattributable to Employer Contributions which is nonforfeitable (whetherdirectly or indirectly), each Participant or former Participant (c) who has completed at least three Years of Service on the date the election period described below ends (five Years of Service if the Participant does not have at least one Hour-of-Service in a Plan Year beginning after December 31, 1988) and (d) whose nonforfeitable percentage will be determined on any date after the date of the changemay elect, during the election period, to have the nonforfeitablepercentage of his Account that results from Employer Contributionsdetermined without regard to the amendment. This election may not berevoked. If after the Plan is changed, the Participant’s nonforfeitablepercentage will at all times be as great as it would have been if thechange had not been made, no election needs to be provided. The electionperiod shall begin no later than the date the Plan amendment is adopted, ordeemed adopted in the case of a change in the top-heavy status of the Plan,and end no earlier than the 60th day after the latest of the date theamendment is adopted (deemed adopted) or becomes effective, or the date theParticipant is issued written notice of the amendment (deemed amendment) bythe Employer or the Plan Administrator.SECTION 10.02–DIRECT ROLLOVERS. Notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary that wouldotherwise limit a Distributee’s election under this section, a Distributeemay elect, at the time and in the manner prescribed by the PlanAdministrator, to have any portion of an Eligible Rollover Distributionpaid directly to an Eligible Retirement Plan specified by the Distributeein a Direct Rollover.SECTION 10.03–MERGERS AND DIRECT TRANSFERS. The Plan may not be merged or consolidated with, nor have its assetsor liabilities transferred to, any other retirement plan, unless eachParticipant in the plan would (if the plan then terminated) receive abenefit immediately after the merger, consolidation, or transfer which isequal to or greater than the benefit the Participant would have beenentitled to receive immediately before the merger, consolidation, ortransfer (if this Plan had then terminated). The Employer may enter intomerger agreements or direct transfer of assets agreements with theemployers under other retirement plans which are qualifiable under CodeSection 401(a), including an elective transfer, and may accept the directtransfer of plan assets, or may transfer plan assets, as 63a party to any such agreement. The Employer shall not consent to, or be aparty to a merger, consolidation, or transfer of assets with a plan whichis subject to the survivor annuity requirements of Code Section 401(a)(11)if such action would result in a survivor annuity feature being maintainedunder this Plan. Notwithstanding any provision of the Plan to the contrary, to theextent any optional form of benefit under the Plan permits a distributionprior to the Employee’s retirement, death, disability, or severance fromemployment, and prior to plan termination, the optional form of benefit isnot available with respect to benefits attributable to assets (includingthe post-transfer earnings thereon) and liabilities that are transferred,within the meaning of Code Section 414(1), to this Plan from a moneypurchase pension plan qualified under Code Section 401 (a) (other than anyportion of those assets and liabilities attributable to voluntary employeecontributions). The Plan may accept a direct transfer of plan assets on behalf of anEligible Employee. If the Eligible Employee is not an Active Participantwhen the transfer is made, the Eligible Employee shall be deemed to be anActive Participant only for the purpose of investment and distribution ofthe transferred assets. Employer Contributions shall not be made for orallocated to the Eligible Employee, until the time he meets all of therequirements to become an Active Participant. The Plan shall hold, administer, and distribute the transferredassets as a part of the Plan. The Plan shall maintain a separate accountfor the benefit of the Employee on whose behalf the Plan accepted thetransfer in order to reflect the value of the transferred assets.Unless a transfer of assets to the Plan is an elective transfer asdescribed below, the Plan shall apply the optional forms of benefitprotections described in the AMENDMENTS SECTION of this article to alltransferred assets. A Participant’s protected benefits may be eliminated upon transferbetween qualified defined contribution plans if the conditions in Q&A3(b)(1) in section 1.411 (d)-4 of the regulations are met. The transfermust meet all of the other applicable qualification requirements. A Participant’s protected benefits may be eliminated upon transferbetween qualified plans (both defined benefit and defined contribution) ifthe conditions in Q&A 3(c)(1) in section 1.411 (d)-4 of the regulations aremet. Beginning January 1, 2002, if the Participant is eligible to receivean immediate distribution of his entire nonforfeitable accrued benefit in asingle sum distribution that would consist entirely of an eligible rolloverdistribution under Code Section 401(a)(31), such transfer will beaccomplished as a direct rollover under Code Section 401(a)(31). The rulesapplicable to distributions under the plan would apply to the transfer, butthe transfer would not be treated as a distribution for purposes of theminimum distribution requirements of Code Section 401(a)(9).SECTION 10.04–PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE INSURER AND OTHER PARTIES. The obligations of an Insurer shall be governed solely by theprovisions of the Annuity Contract. The Insurer shall not be required toperform any act not provided in or contrary to the provisions of theAnnuity Contract. Each Annuity Contract when purchased shall comply withthe Plan. See the CONSTRUCTION SECTION of this article. 64 Any issuer or distributor of investment contracts or securities isgoverned solely by the terms of its policies, written investment contract,prospectuses, security instruments, and any other written agreementsentered into with the Trustee with regard to such investment contracts orsecurities. Such Insurer, issuer or distributor is not a party to the Plan, norbound in any way by the Plan provisions. Such parties shall not be requiredto look to the terms of this Plan, nor to determine whether the Employer,the Plan Administrator, the Trustee, or the Named Fiduciary have theauthority to act in any particular manner or to make any contract oragreement. Until notice of any amendment or termination of this Plan or a changein Trustee has been received by the Insurer at its home office or an issueror distributor at their principal address, they are and shall be fullyprotected in assuming that the Plan has not been amended or terminated andin dealing with any party acting as Trustee according to the latestinformation which they have received at their home office or principaladdress.SECTION 10.05–EMPLOYMENT STATUS. Nothing contained in this Plan gives an Employee the right to beretained in the Employer’s employ or to interfere with the Employer’s rightto discharge any Employee.SECTION 10.06–RIGHTS TO PLAN ASSETS. An Employee shall not have any right to or interest in any assets ofthe Plan upon termination of employment or otherwise except as specificallyprovided under this Plan, and then only to the extent of the benefitspayable to such Employee according to the Plan provisions. Any final payment or distribution to a Participant or his legalrepresentative or to any Beneficiaries of such Participant under the Planprovisions shall be in full satisfaction of all claims against the Plan,the Named Fiduciary, the Plan Administrator, the Insurer, the Trustee, andthe Employer arising under or by virtue of the Plan.SECTION 10.07–BENEFICIARY. Each Participant may name a Beneficiary to receive any death benefitthat may arise out of his participation in the Plan. The Participant maychange his Beneficiary from time to time. Unless a qualified election hasbeen made, for purposes of distributing any death benefits before theParticipant’s Retirement Date, the Beneficiary of a Participant who has aspouse shall be the Participant’s spouse. The Participant’s Beneficiarydesignation and any change of Beneficiary shall be subject to theprovisions of the ELECTION PROCEDURES SECTION of Article VI. It is theresponsibility of the Participant to give written notice to the Insurer ofthe name of the Beneficiary on a form furnished for that purpose. With the Employer’s consent, the Plan Administrator may maintainrecords of Beneficiary designations for Participants before theirRetirement Dates. In that event, the written designations made byParticipants shall be filed with the Plan Administrator. If a Participantdies before his Retirement Date, the Plan Administrator shall certify tothe Insurer the Beneficiary designation on its records for the Participant. 65 If there is no Beneficiary named or surviving when a Participantdies, the Participant’s Beneficiary shall be the Participant’s survivingspouse, or where there is no surviving spouse, the executor oradministrator of the Participant’s estate.SECTION 10.08–NONALIENATION OF BENEFITS. Benefits payable under the Plan are not subject to the claims of anycreditor of any Participant, Beneficiary or spouse. A Participant,Beneficiary or spouse does not have any rights to alienate, anticipate,commute, pledge, encumber, or assign any of such benefits, except in thecase of a loan as provided in the LOANS TO PARTICIPANTS SECTION of ArticleV. The preceding sentences shall also apply to the creation, assignment, orrecognition of a right to any benefit payable with respect to a Participantaccording to a domestic relations order, unless such order is determined bythe Plan Administrator to be a qualified domestic relations order, asdefined in Code Section 414(p), or any domestic relations order enteredbefore January 1, 1985. The preceding sentences shall not apply to anyoffset of a Participant’s benefits provided under the Plan against anamount the Participant is required to pay the Plan with respect to ajudgement, order, or decree issued, or a settlement entered into, on orafter August 5, 1997, which meets the requirements of Code Sections401(a)(13)(C) or (D).SECTION 10.09–CONSTRUCTION. The validity of the Plan or any of its provisions is determined underand construed according to Federal law and, to the extent permissible,according to the laws of the state in which the Employer has its principaloffice. In case any provision of this Plan is held illegal or invalid forany reason, such determination shall not affect the remaining provisions ofthis Plan, and the Plan shall be construed and enforced as if the illegalor invalid provision had never been included. In the event of any conflict between the provisions of the Plan andthe terms of any Annuity Contract issued hereunder, the provisions of thePlan control.SECTION 10.10–LEGAL ACTIONS. No person employed by the Employer; no Participant, formerParticipant, or their Beneficiaries; nor any other person having orclaiming to have an interest in the Plan is entitled to any notice ofprocess. A final judgment entered in any such action or proceeding shall bebinding and conclusive on all persons having or claiming to have aninterest in the Plan.SECTION 10.11–SMALL AMOUNTS. If consent of the Participant is not required for a benefit which isimmediately distributable in the ELECTION PROCEDURES SECTION of Article VI,a Participant’s entire Vested Account shall be paid in a single sum as ofthe earliest of his Retirement Date, the date he dies, or the date heceases to be an Employee for any other reason (the date the Employerprovides notice to the record keeper of the Plan of such event, if later).For purposes of this section, if the Participant’s Vested Account is zero,the Participant shall be deemed to have received a distribution of suchVested Account. If a Participant would have received a distribution underthe first sentence of this paragraph but for the fact that theParticipant’s consent was needed to distribute a benefit which isimmediately distributable, and if at a later time consent would not be 66needed to distribute a benefit which is immediately distributable and suchParticipant has not again become an Employee, such Vested Account shall bepaid in a single sum. This is a small amounts payment. If a small amounts payment is made as of the date the Participantdies, the small amounts payment shall be made to the Participant’sBeneficiary. If a small amounts payment is made while the Participant isliving, the small amounts payment shall be made to the Participant. Thesmall amounts payment is in full settlement of benefits otherwise payable. No other small amounts payments shall be made.SECTION 10.12–WORD USAGE. The masculine gender, where used in this Plan, shall include thefeminine gender and the singular words, as used in this Plan, may includethe plural, unless the context indicates otherwise. The words “in writing” and “written,” where used in this Plan, shallinclude any other forms, such as voice response or other electronic system,as permitted by any governmental agency to which the Plan is subject.SECTION 10.13–CHANGE IN SERVICE METHOD. (a) Change of Service Method Under This Plan. If this Plan is amended to change the method of crediting service from the elapsed time method to the hours method for any purpose under this Plan, the Employee’s service shall be equal to the sum of (1), (2), and (3) below: (1) The number of whole years of service credited to the Employee under the Plan as of the date the change is effective. (2) One year of service for the computation period in which the change is effective if he is credited with the required number of Hours-of-Service. If an Employee was credited with a fractional part of a year of service as of the date of change using the elapsed time method, for the portion of such computation period ending on the date of change the Employee will be credited with the greater of his actual Hours-of-Service or an equivalent number of Hours-of-Service based on the fractional part of a year of service credited as of the date of change. The Employee shall be credited with 190 Hours-of-Service for each month of service in such fractional part of a year. (3) The Employee’s service determined under this Plan using the hours method after the end of the computation period in which the change in service method was effective. If this Plan is amended to change the method of crediting service from the hours method to the elapsed time method for any purpose under this Plan, the Employee’s service shall be equal to the sum of (4), (5), and (6) below: (4) The number of whole years of service credited to the Employee under the Plan as of the beginning of the computation period in which the change in service method is effective. 67 (5) The greater of (i) the service that would be credited to the Employee for that entire computation period using the elapsed time method or (ii) the service credited to him under the Plan as of the date the change is effective. (6) The Employee’s service determined under this Plan using the elapsed time method after the end of the applicable computation period in which the change in service method was effective. (b) Transfers Between Plans with Different Service Methods. If an Employee has been a participant in another plan of the Employer which credited service under the elapsed time method for any purpose which under this Plan is determined using the hours method, then the Employee’s service shall be equal to the sum of (1), (2), and (3) below: (1) The number of whole years of service credited to the Employee under the other plan as of the date he became an Eligible Employee under this Plan. (2) One year of service for the applicable computation period in which he became an Eligible Employee if he is credited with the required number of Hours-of-Service. If an Employee was credited with a fractional part of a year of service as of the date he became an Eligible Employee using the elapsed time method, for the portion of such computation period ending on the date he became an Eligible Employee the Employee will be credited with the greater of his actual Hours-of-Service or an equivalent number of Hours-of-Service based on the fractional part of a year of service credited as of the date he became an Eligible Employee. The Employee shall be credited with 190 Hours-of-Service for each month of service in such fractional part of a year. (3) The Employee’s service determined under this Plan using the hours method after the end of the computation period in which he became an Eligible Employee. If an Employee has been a participant in another plan of the Employer which credited service under the hours method for any purpose which under this Plan is determined using the elapsed time method, then the Employee’s service shall be equal to the sum of (4), (5), and (6) below: (4) The number of whole years of service credited to the Employee under the other plan as of the beginning of the computation period under that plan in which he became an Eligible Employee under this Plan. (5) The greater of (i) the service that would be credited to the Employee for that entire computation period using the elapsed time method or (ii) the service credited to him under the other plan as of the date he became an Eligible Employee under this Plan. (6) The Employee’s service determined under this Plan using the elapsed time method after the end of the applicable computation period under the other plan in which he became an Eligible Employee. If an Employee has been a participant in a Controlled Group member’splan which credited service under a different method than is used in thisPlan, in order to determine entry and vesting, the provisions in (b) aboveshall apply as though the Controlled Group member’s plan were a plan of theEmployer. 68 Any modification of service contained in this Plan shall beapplicable to the service determined pursuant to this section.SECTION 10.14–MILITARY SERVICE. Notwithstanding any provision of this Plan to the contrary, the Planshall provide contributions, benefits, and service credit with respect toqualified military service in accordance with Code Section 414(u). Loanrepayments shall be suspended under this Plan as permitted under CodeSection 414(u). 69 ARTICLE XI TOP-HEAVY PLAN REQUIREMENTSSECTION 11.01–APPLICATION. The provisions of this article shall supersede all other provisionsin the Plan to the contrary. For the purpose of applying the Top-heavy Plan requirements of thisarticle, all members of the Controlled Group shall be treated as oneEmployer. The term Employer, as used in this article, shall be deemed toinclude all members of the Controlled Group, unless the term as usedclearly indicates only the Employer is meant. The accrued benefit or account of a participant which results fromdeductible employee contributions shall not be included for any purposeunder this article. The minimum vesting and contribution provisions of the MODIFICATIONOF VESTING REQUIREMENTS and MODIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS SECTIONS of thisarticle shall not apply to any Employee who is included in a group ofEmployees covered by a collective bargaining agreement which the Secretaryof Labor finds to be a collective bargaining agreement between employeerepresentatives and one or more employers, including the Employer, if thereis evidence that retirement benefits were the subject of good faithbargaining between such representatives. For this purpose, the term”employee representatives” does not include any organization more than halfof whose members are employees who are owners, officers, or executives.SECTION 11.02–DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this article the following terms are defined: Aggregation Group means: (a) each of the Employer’s qualified plans in which a Key Employee is a participant during the Plan Year containing the Determination Date (regardless of whether the plan was terminated) or one of the four preceding Plan Years, (b) each of the Employer’s other qualified plans which allows the plan(s) described in (a) above to meet the nondiscrimination requirement of Code Section 401(a)(4) or the minimum coverage requirement of Code Section 410, and (c) any of the Employer’s other qualified plans not included in (a) or (b) above which the Employer desires to include as part of the Aggregation Group. Such a qualified plan shall be included only if the Aggregation Group would continue to satisfy the requirements of Code Section 401(a)(4) and Code Section 410. The plans in (a) and (b) above constitute the “required” Aggregation Group. The plans in (a), (b), and (c) above constitute the “permissive” Aggregation Group. 70 Compensation means compensation as defined in the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of Article III. For purposes of determining who is a Key Employee in years beginning before January 1, 1998, Compensation shall include, in addition to compensation as defined in the CONTRIBUTION LIMITATION SECTION of Article III, elective contributions. Elective contributions are amounts excludible from the gross income of the. Employee under Code Sections 125, 402(e)(3), 402(h)(1)(B), or 403(b), and contributed by the Employer, at the Employee’s election, to a Code Section 401 (k) arrangement, a simplified. employee pension, cafeteria plan, or tax-sheltered annuity. Elective contributions also include amounts deferred under a Code Section 457 plan maintained by the Employer. Determination Date means as to any plan, for any plan year subsequent to the first plan year, the last day of the preceding plan year. For the first plan year of the plan, the last day of that year. Key Employee means any Employee or former Employee (and the Beneficiaries of such Employee) who at any time during the determination period was: (a) an officer of the Employer if such individual’s annual Compensation exceeds 50 percent of the dollar limitation under Code Section 415(b)(1)(A), (b) an owner (or considered an owner under Code Section 318) of one of the ten largest interests in the Employer if such individual’s annual Compensation exceeds 100 percent of the dollar limitation under Code Section 415(c)(1)(A), (c) a 5-percent owner of the Employer, or (d) a 1-percent owner of the Employer who has annual Compensation of more than $150,000. The determination period is the Plan Year containing the Determination Date and the four preceding Plan Years. The determination of who is a Key Employee shall be made according to Code Section 416(i)(1) and the regulations thereunder. Non-key Employee means any Employee who is not a Key Employee. Present Value means the present value of a participant’s accrued benefit under a defined benefit plan. For purposes of establishing Present Value to compute the Top-heavy Ratio, any benefit shall be discounted only for 7.5% interest and mortality according to the 1971 Group Annuity Table (Male) without the 7% margin but with projection by Scale E from 1971 to the later of (a) 1974, or (b) the year determined by adding the age to 1920, and wherein for females the male age six years younger is used. Top-heavy Plan means a plan which is top-heavy for any plan year beginning after December 31, 1983. This Plan shall be top-heavy if any of the following conditions exist: (a) The Top-heavy Ratio for this Plan exceeds 60 percent and this Plan is not part of any required Aggregation Group or permissive Aggregation Group. (b) This Plan is a part of a required Aggregation Group, but not part of a permissive Aggregation Group, and the Top-heavy Ratio for the required Aggregation Group exceeds 60 percent. 71 (c) This Plan is a part of a required Aggregation Group and part of a permissive Aggregation Group and the Top-heavy Ratio for the permissive Aggregation Group exceeds 60 percent. Top-heavy Ratio means: (a) If the Employer maintains one or more defined contribution plans (including any simplified employee pension plan) and the Employer has not maintained any defined benefit plan which during the five-year period ending on the Determination Date(s) has or has had accrued benefits, the Top-heavy Ratio for this Plan alone or for the required or permissive Aggregation Group, as appropriate, is a fraction, the numerator of which is the sum of the account balances of all Key Employees as of the Determination Date(s) (including any part of any account balance distributed in the five-year period ending on the Determination Date(s)), and the denominator of which is the sum of all account balances (including any part of any account balance distributed in the five-year period ending on the Distribution Date(s)), both computed in accordance with Code Section 416 and the regulations thereunder. Both the numerator and denominator of the Top-heavy Ratio are increased to reflect any contribution not actually made as of the Determination Date, but which is required to be taken into account on that date under Code Section 416 and the regulations thereunder. (b) If the Employer maintains one or more defined contribution plans (including any simplified employee pension plan) and the Employer maintains or has maintained one or more defined benefit plans which during the five-year period ending on the Determination Date(s) has or has had accrued benefits, the Top- heavy Ratio for any required or permissive Aggregation Group, as appropriate, is a fraction, the numerator of which is the sum of the account balances under the aggregated defined contribution plan or plans of all Key Employees determined in accordance with (a) above, and the Present Value of accrued benefits under the aggregated defined benefit plan or plans for all Key Employees as of the Determination Date(s), and the denominator of which is the sum of the account balances under the aggregated defined contribution plan or plans for all participants, determined in accordance with (a) above, and the Present Value of accrued benefits under the defined benefit plan or plans for all participants as of the Determination Date(s), all determined in accordance with Code Section 416 and the regulations thereunder. The accrued benefits under a defined benefit plan in both the numerator and denominator of the Top-heavy Ratio are increased for any distribution of an accrued benefit made in the five-year period ending on the Determination Date. (c) For purposes of (a) and (b) above, the value of account balances and the Present Value of accrued benefits will be determined as of the most recent Valuation Date that falls within or ends with the 12-month period ending on the Determination Date, except as provided in Code Section 416 and the regulations thereunder for the first and second plan years of a defined benefit plan. The account balances and accrued benefits of a participant (i) who is not a Key Employee but who was a Key Employee in a prior year or (ii) who has not been credited with at least an hour of service with any employer maintaining the plan at any time during the five-year period ending on the Determination Date will be disregarded. The calculation of the Top-heavy Ratio and the extent to which distributions, rollovers, and transfers are taken into account will be made in accordance with Code Section 416 and the regulations thereunder. Deductible employee contributions will not be taken into account for purposes of computing the Top- heavy Ratio. When aggregating 72 plans, the value of account balances and accrued benefits will be calculated with reference to the Determination Dates that fall within the same calendar year. The accrued benefit of a participant other than a Key Employee shall be determined under (i) the method, if any, that uniformly applies for accrual purposes under all defined benefit plans maintained by the Employer, or (ii) if there is no such method, as if such benefit accrued not more rapidly than the slowest accrual rate permitted under the fractional rule of Code Section 411(b)(1)(C).SECTION 11.03–MODIFICATION OF VESTING REQUIREMENTS. If a Participant’s Vesting Percentage determined under Article I isnot at least as great as his Vesting Percentage would be if it weredetermined under a schedule permitted in Code Section 416, the followingshall apply. During any Plan Year in which the Plan is a Top-heavy Plan,the Participant’s Vesting Percentage shall be the greater of the VestingPercentage determined under Article I or the schedule below. VESTING SERVICE NONFORFEITABLE (whole years) PERCENTAGE. Less than 3 0 3 or more 100 The schedule above shall not apply to Participants who are notcredited with an Hour-of-Service after the Plan first becomes a Top-heavyPlan. The Vesting Percentage determined above applies to the portion of theParticipant’s Account which is multiplied by a Vesting Percentage todetermine his Vested Account, including benefits accrued before theeffective date of Code Section 416 and benefits accrued before this Planbecame a Top-heavy Plan. If, in a later Plan Year, this Plan is not a Top-heavy Plan, aParticipant’s Vesting Percentage shall be determined under Article I. AParticipant’s Vesting Percentage determined under either Article I or theschedule above shall never be reduced and the election procedures of theAMENDMENTS SECTION of Article X shall apply when changing to or from theschedule as though the automatic change were the result of an amendment. The part of the Participant’s Vested Account resulting from theminimum contributions required pursuant to. the MODIFICATION OFCONTRIBUTIONS SECTION of this article (to the extent required to benonforfeitable under Code Section 416(b)) may not be forfeited under CodeSection 411(a)(3)(B) or (D).SECTION 11.04–MODIFICATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS. During any Plan Year in which this Plan is a Top-heavy Plan, theEmployer shall make a minimum contribution as of the last day of the PlanYear for each Non-key Employee who is an Employee on the last day of thePlan Year and who was an Active Participant at any time during the PlanYear. A Non-key Employee is not required to have a minimum number of Hours-of-Service or minimum amount of Compensation in order to be entitled tothis minimum. A Non-key Employee who fails to be an Active Participantmerely because his Compensation is less than a stated amount or merelybecause of a failure to make mandatory participant contributions or, in thecase of a cash or deferred arrangement, elective contributions shall betreated as if he were an Active Participant. The minimum is the lesser of(a) or (b) below: 73 (a) 3 percent of such person’s Compensation for such Plan Year. (b) The “highest percentage” of Compensation for such Plan Year at which the Employer’s contributions are made for or allocated to any Key Employee. The highest percentage shall be determined by dividing the Employer Contributions made for or allocated to each Key Employee during the Plan Year by the amount of his Compensation for such Plan Year, and selecting the greatest quotient (expressed as a percentage). To determine the highest percentage, all of the Employer’s defined contribution plans within the Aggregation Group shall be treated as one plan. The minimum shall be the amount in (a) above if this Plan and a defined benefit plan of the Employer are required to be included in the Aggregation Group and this Plan enables the defined benefit plan to meet the requirements of Code Section 401(a)(4) or 410. For purposes of (a) and (b) above, Compensation shall be limited byCode Section 401(a)(17). If the Employer’s contributions and allocations otherwise requiredunder the defined contribution plan(s) are at least equal to the minimumabove, no additional contribution shall be required. If the Employer’stotal contributions and allocations are less than the minimum above, theEmployer shall contribute the difference for the Plan Year. The minimum contribution applies to all of the Employer’s definedcontribution plans in the aggregate which are Top-heavy Plans. A minimumcontribution under a profit sharing plan shall be made without regard towhether or not the Employer has profits. If a person who is otherwise entitled to a minimum contribution aboveis also covered under another defined contribution plan of the Employer’swhich is a Top-heavy Plan during that same Plan Year, any additionalcontribution required to meet the minimum above shall be provided in thisPlan. If a person who is otherwise entitled to a minimum contribution aboveis also covered under a defined benefit plan of the Employer’s which is aTop-heavy Plan during that same Plan Year, the minimum benefits for himshall not be duplicated. The defined benefit plan shall provide an annualbenefit for him on, or adjusted to, a straight life basis equal to thelesser of: (c) 2 percent of his average compensation multiplied by his years of service, or (d) 20 percent of his average compensation.Average compensation and years of service shall have the meaning set forthin such defined benefit plan for this purpose. For purposes of this section, any employer contribution madeaccording to a salary reduction or similar arrangement and employercontributions which are matching contributions, as defined in Code Section401(m), shall not apply in determining if the minimum contributionrequirement has been met, but shall apply in determining the minimumcontribution required. The requirements of this section shall be met without regard to anySocial Security contribution. 74 By executing this Plan, the Primary Employer acknowledges havingcounseled to the extent necessary with selected legal and tax advisorsregarding the Plan’s legal and tax implications. Executed this 16th day of February, 2006. WESTFIELD BANK By: /s/ Gerald P. Ciejka ——————————– Vice President & General Counsel ——————————– Title Defined Contribution Plan 8.0 75Addendum to: 401 (K) Plan as Adopted by Westfield BankContract Number: 8-2749The following benefits were included in your prior plan and are beingremoved as of the restatement date. According to Section 411(d)(6) of theInternal Revenue Code, benefits listed below shall be available to allmember account balances accrued prior to this date.This addendum should be filed with your plan document.

Prior Plan Prior Plan Amendment/RestatementProtected Benefit Effective Date Article; Section; Page Effective Date- ————————————————————————————– Disability April 1, 1995 Basic Plan; Article I; March 1, 2006 Section 1.26; Page 9

GOOD FAITH COMPLIANCE AMENDMENT FOR THE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND TAX RELIEF RECONCILIATION ACT OF 2001 (EGTRRA)This amendment of the Plan is adopted to reflect certain provisions of theEconomic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA). Thisamendment is intended as good faith compliance with the requirements ofEGTRRA and is to be construed in accordance with EGTRRA and guidance issuedthereunder. Except as otherwise provided, this amendment shall be effectiveas of the first day of the first Plan Year beginning after December 31,2001. This amendment shall continue to apply to the Plan, including thePlan as later amended, until such provisions are integrated into the Planor the good faith compliance EGTRRA amendment provisions are specificallyamended.This amendment shall supersede any previous good faith compliance EGTRRAamendment and the provisions of the Plan to the extent those provisions areinconsistent with the provisions of this amendment.401 (K) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY WESTFIELD BANKThe Plan named above gives the Employer the right to amend it at any time.According to that right, the Plan is amended as follows:INCREASE IN COMPENSATION LIMITFor Plan Years beginning on and after January 1, 2002, the annualCompensation of each Participant taken into account for determining allbenefits provided under the Plan for any determination period shall notexceed $200,000, as adjusted for increases in the cost-of-living inaccordance with Code Section 401(a)(17)(B). The cost-of-living adjustmentin effect for a calendar year applies to any determination period beginningin such calendar year.If Compensation for any prior determination period is taken into account indetermining a Participant’s contributions or benefits for the current PlanYear, the Compensation for such prior determination period is subject tothe applicable annual compensation limit in effect for that determinationperiod. For this purpose, in determining contributions or benefits in PlanYears beginning on or after January 1, 2002, the annual Compensation limitin effect for determination periods beginning before that date is $200,000.LIMITATIONS ON CONTRIBUTIONSEffective date. This section shall be effective for Limitation Yearsbeginning after December 31, 2001.Maximum Annual Addition. Except to the extent permitted in the Catch-upContributions section of this amendment that provides for catch-upcontributions under EGTRRA section 631 and Code Section 414(v), ifapplicable, the Annual Addition that may be contributed or allocated to aParticipant’s Account under the Plan for any Limitation Year shall notexceed the lesser of;a) $40,000, as adjusted for increases in the cost-of-living under Code Section 415(d), orb) 100 percent of the Participant’s Compensation, for the Limitation Year. 1The compensation limitation referred to in (b) shall not apply to anycontribution for medical benefits after separation from service (within themeaning of Code Section 401(h) or 419A(f)(2)) which is otherwise treated asan Annual Addition.ELECTIVE DEFERRALS – CONTRIBUTION LIMITATIONNo Participant shall be permitted to have Elective Deferral Contributions,as defined in the EXCESS AMOUNTS Section, made under this Plan, or anyother qualified plan maintained by the Employer, during any taxable year inexcess of the dollar limitation contained in Code Section 402(g) in effectfor such taxable year, except to the extent permitted in the Catch-upContributions section of this amendment that provides for catch-upcontributions under EGTRRA section 631 and Code Section 414(v), ifapplicable.CATCH-UP CONTRIBUTIONSEffective Date. This section shall apply to Contributions received afterDecember 31, 2001.Catch-up Contributions. All employees who are eligible to make ElectiveDeferral Contributions under this Plan and who have attained age 50 beforethe close of the Plan Year shall be eligible to make catch-up contributionsin accordance with, and subject to the limitations of, Code Section 414(v).Such catch-up contributions shall not be taken into account for purposes ofthe provisions of the Plan implementing the required limitations of CodeSections 402(g) and 415. The Plan shall not be treated as failing tosatisfy the provisions of the Plan implementing the requirements of CodeSection 401(k)(3), 401(k)(11), 401(k)(12), 410(b), or 416, as applicable,by reason of the making of such catch-up contributions.MODIFICATION OF MATCHING CONTRIBUTION FORMULAEffective date. This section shall be effective as of January 1, 2002.The Plan’s Matching Contributions formula shall be modified as follows:Matching Contributions shall be calculated using Elective DeferralContributions up to the lesser of (i) any Plan limit on the amount ofElective Deferral Contributions that will be matched or (ii) any Plan limiton the amount of Elective Deferral Contributions that can be made includingthe provisions of the Plan implementing the required limitations of CodeSections 402(g) and 415.Any Matching Contributions which are based on Elective DeferralContributions which are Excess Elective Deferrals or Excess Contributions,both as defined in the EXCESS AMOUNTS SECTION of Article III, plus anyincome and minus any loss allocable thereto, shall be forfeited whether ornot such amounts are distributed as Excess Elective Deferrals or ExcessContributions.DIRECT ROLLOVERS OF PLAN DISTRIBUTIONSEffective date. This section shall apply to distributions made afterDecember 31, 2001. The provisions of the second modification of thissection shall not apply if the Plan does not provide for hardshipdistributions. The provisions of the third modification of this sectionshall not apply if the Plan does not have after-tax employee contributions.Modification of definition of Eligible Retirement Plan. For purposes of theDIRECT ROLLOVER Section, an Eligible Retirement Plan shall also mean anannuity contract 2described in Code Section 403(b) and an eligible plan under Code Section457(b) which is maintained by a state, political subdivision of a state, orany agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of astate and which agrees to separately account for amounts transferred intosuch plan from this Plan. The definition of Eligible Retirement Plan shallalso apply in the case of a distribution to a surviving spouse, or to aspouse or former spouse who is the alternate payee under a qualifieddomestic relations order, as defined in Code Section 414(p).Modification of definition of Eligible Rollover Distribution to excludehardship distributions. For purposes of the DIRECT ROLLOVER Section, anyamount that is distributed on account of hardship shall not be an EligibleRollover Distribution and the Distributee may not elect to have any portionof such a distribution paid directly to an Eligible Retirement Plan.Modification of definition of Eligible Rollover Distribution to includeafter-tax employee contributions. For purposes of the DIRECT ROLLOVERSection, a portion of a distribution shall not fail to be an EligibleRollover Distribution merely because the portion consists of after-taxemployee contributions which are not includible in gross income. However,such portion may be transferred only to an individual retirement account orindividual retirement annuity described in Code Section 408(a) or (b), orto a qualified defined contribution plan described in Code Section 401(a)or 403(a) that agrees to separately account for amounts so transferred,including separately accounting for the portion of such distribution whichis includible in gross income and the portion of such distribution which isnot so includible.ROLLOVERS FROM OTHER PLANSThe Plan will accept Participant Rollover Contributions and/or directrollovers of distributions made after December 31, 2001 from the types ofplans specified below beginning January 1, 2002. The Plan will accept allof the following sources of rollovers, unless otherwise specified in (a)below. Direct Rollovers —————- The Plan will accept a direct rollover of an Eligible Rollover Distribution from: i) a qualified plan described in Code Section 401(a) or 403(a), including after-tax employee contributions. ii) an annuity contract described in Code Section 403(b), excluding after-tax employee contributions. iii) an eligible plan under Code Section 457(b) which is maintained by a state, political subdivision of a state, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state. Participant Rollover Contributions from Other Plans ————————————————— The Plan will accept a Participant contribution of an Eligible Rollover Distribution from: i) a qualified plan described in Code Section 401(a) or 403(a). ii) an annuity contract described in Code Section 403(b). iii) an eligible plan under Code Section 457(b) which is maintained by a state, political subdivision of a state, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state. 3 Participant Rollover Contributions from IRAs ——————————————– The Plan will accept a Participant Rollover Contribution of the portion of a distribution from an individual retirement account or individual retirement annuity described in Code Section 408(a) or (b) that is eligible to be rolled over and would otherwise be includible in gross income.(Select (a) to allow only certain sources of rollovers.)a) [ ] The Plan will accept Participant Rollover Contributions and/or direct rollovers of distributions made after December 31, 2001 from the types of plans specified below beginning January 1, 2002. (Select any that apply.)Direct Rollovers.- —————–The Plan will accept a direct rollover of an Eligible Rollover Distributionfrom:i) [ ] a qualified plan described in Code Section 401(a) or 403(a), including after-tax employee contributions.ii) [ ] a qualified plan described in Code Section 401(a) or 403(a), excluding after-tax employee contributions. (Cannot select if (i) is selected.)iii) [ ] an annuity contract described in Code Section 403(b), excluding after-tax employee contributions.iv) [ ] an eligible plan under Code Section 457(b) which is maintained by a state, political subdivision of a state, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state.Participant Rollover Contributions from Other Plans- —————————————————The Plan will accept a Participant contribution of an Eligible RolloverDistribution from:i) [ ] a qualified plan described in Code Section 401 (a) or 403(a).ii) [ ] an annuity contract described in Code Section 403(b).iii) [ ] an eligible plan under Code Section 457(b) which is maintained by a state, political subdivision of a state, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or political subdivision of a state.Participant Rollover Contributions from IRAs- ——————————————–The Plan will accept a Participant Rollover Contribution of the portion ofa distribution from an individual retirement account or individualretirement annuity described in Code Section 408(a) or (b) that is eligibleto be rolled over and would otherwise be includible in gross income, unlessotherwise specified below.i) [ ] Participant Rollover Contributions from IRAs are not permitted.ROLLOVERS DISREGARDED IN INVOLUNTARY CASH-OUTSRollover Contributions will be included in determining the value of accountbalances for involuntary distributions, unless otherwise specified below.(NOTE: Can only select (a) if 4the Plan is not subject to the qualified joint and survivor annuityrequirements of Code Sections 407(a)(11) and 417.)a) [ ] Rollover Contributions are excluded in determining the value of the Participant’s nonforfeitable balance for purposes of the Plan’s involuntary cash-out rules for distributions made after _______________, ___________ (No earlier than December 31, 2001.) with respect to Participants who separated from service after ___________________, ____________. )The date may be earlier than December 31, 2001.)REPEAL OF MULTIPLE USE TESTThe multiple use test described in Treasury Regulation section 1.401(m)-2and the EXCESS AMOUNTS Section shall not apply for Plan Years beginningafter December 31, 2001.DISTRIBUTION UPON SEVERANCE FROM EMPLOYMENTEffective date. This section shall apply for distributions due to severancefrom employment occurring after December 31, 2001 and distributions thatare processed after December 31, 2001 regardless of when the severance fromemployment occurred.New distributable event – Distribution Upon Severance From Employment. AParticipant’s Elective Deferral Contributions, Qualified NonelectiveContributions, if any, Qualified Matching Contributions, if any, andearnings attributable to these Contributions shall be distributed onaccount of the Participant’s severance from employment. However, such adistribution shall be subject to the other provisions of the Plan regardingdistributions, other than provisions that require a separation from servicebefore such amounts may be distributed.SUSPENSION PERIOD FOLLOWING HARDSHIP DISTRIBUTIONThe suspension period following a hardship distribution will be decreased.A Participant who receives a distribution of elective deferrals afterDecember 31, 2001, on account of hardship shall be prohibited from makingelective deferrals and participant contributions under this and all otherplans of the Employer for six months after receipt of the distribution. AParticipant who receives a distribution of elective deferrals in calendaryear 2001 on account of hardship shall be prohibited from making electivedeferrals and participant contributions under this and all other plans ofthe Employer for six months after receipt of the distribution or untilJanuary 1, 2002, if later.MODIFICATION OF TOP-HEAVY RULESEffective date. This section shall apply for purposes of determiningwhether the Plan is a Top-heavy Plan for Plan Years beginning afterDecember 31, 2001, and whether the Plan satisfies the minimum benefitsrequirements of Code Section 416(c) for such years. This section amends theTop-heavy Plan Requirements Article of the Plan.Determination of top-heavy status.- ———————————-Key Employee means any Employee or former Employee (and the Beneficiariesof such Employee) who at any time during the determination period was: 5a) an officer of the Employer if such individual’s annual Compensation is more than $130,000 (as adjusted under Code Section 416(i)(1) for Plan Years beginning after December 31, 2002),b) a 5-percent owner of the Employer, orc) a 1-percent owner of the Employer who has annual Compensation of more than $150,000.The determination period is the Plan Year containing the DeterminationDate.The determination of who is a Key Employee shall be made according to CodeSection 416(i)(1) and the applicable regulations and other guidance ofgeneral applicability issued thereunder.Determination of present values and amounts. This section shall apply forpurposes of determining the present values of accrued benefits and theamounts of account balances of Employees as of the Determination Date.Distributions during year ending on the Determination Date. The presentvalues of accrued benefits and the amounts of account balances of anEmployee as of the Determination Date shall be increased by thedistributions made with respect to the Employee under the Plan and any planaggregated with the Plan under Code Section 416(g)(2) during the one-yearperiod ending on the Determination Date. The preceding sentence shall alsoapply to distributions under a terminated plan which, had it not beenterminated, would have been aggregated with the Plan under Code Section416(g)(2)(A)(i). In the case of a distribution made for a reason other thanseparation from service, death, or disability, this provision shall beapplied by substituting “five-year period” for “one-year period.”Employees not performing services during year ending on the DeterminationDate. The accrued benefits and accounts of any individual who has notperformed services for the Employer during the one-year period ending onthe Determination Date shall not be taken into account.Minimum benefits.- —————–Matching contributions. Employer matching contributions shall be taken intoaccount for purposes of satisfying the minimum contribution requirements ofCode Section 416(c)(2) and the Plan. The preceding sentence shall applywith respect to Matching Contributions under the Plan or, if the Planprovides that the minimum contribution requirement shall be met in anotherplan, such other plan. Employer matching contributions that are used tosatisfy the minimum contribution requirements shall be treated as matchingcontributions for purposes of the actual contribution percentage test andother requirements of Code Section 401(m).Contributions under other plans. The Employer may provide in the Plan thatthe minimum benefit requirement shall be met in another plan (includinganother plan that consists solely of a cash or deferred arrangement whichmeets the requirements of Code Section 401(k)(12) and matchingcontributions with respect to which the requirements of Code Section401(m)(11) are met). 6PLAN LOANS FOR OWNER-EMPLOYEES AND SHAREHOLDER EMPLOYEESEffective for plan loans made after December 31, 2001, plan provisionsprohibiting loans to any shareholder-employee or Owner-employee shall ceaseto apply.This amendment is made an integral part of the aforesaid Plan and iscontrolling over the terms of said Plan with respect to the particularitems addressed expressly therein. All other provisions of the Plan remainunchanged and controlling.Unless otherwise stated on any page of this amendment, eligibility forbenefits and the amount of any benefits payable to or on behalf of anindividual who is an Inactive Participant on the effective date(s) statedabove, shall be determined according to the provisions of the aforesaidPlan as in effect on the day before he became an Inactive Participant.Signing this amendment, the Employer, as plan sponsor, has made thedecision to adopt this plan amendment. The Employer is acting in relianceon its own discretion and on the legal and tax advice of its own advisors,and not that of any member of the Principal Financial Group or anyrepresentative of a member company of the Principal Financial Group.Signed this 16th day of February, 2006. For the Employer By /s/ Gerald P. Ciejka ——————————– Vice President ———————————— Title 7 MODEL AMENDMENT TO COMPLY WITH THE 401(a)(9) FINAL AND TEMPORARY REGULATIONSPlan Name 401(k) PLAN AS ADOPTED BY WESTFIELD BANK —————————————-The Plan named above gives the Employer the right to amend it at any time.According to that right, the Plan is amended by adopting the modelamendment set forth below,The plan’s existing minimum distribution provisions are superseded to theextent they are inconsistent with the provisions of this model amendment,but those provisions that are not inconsistent (such as the plan’sdefinition of required beginning date) shall be retained. The plan’sminimum distribution provisions are amended as follows:ARTICLE VII. MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION REQUIREMENTSSection 1. General Rules1.1 Effective Date. The provisions of this article will apply for purposes of determining required minimum distributions for calendar years beginning with the 2003 calendar year.1.2 Coordination with Minimum Distribution Requirements Previously in Effect. This amendment is not effective until calendar years beginning with the 2003 calendar year, therefore, no coordination is required.1.3 Precedence. The requirements of this article will take precedence over any inconsistent provisions of the plan.1.4 Requirements of Treasury Regulations Incorporated. All distributions required under this article will be determined and made in accordance with the Treasury regulations under section 401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code.1.5 TEFRA Section 242(b)(2) Elections. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this article, distributions may be made under a designation made before January 1, 1984, in accordance with section 242(b)(2) of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA) and the provisions of the plan that relate to section 242(b)(2) of TEFRA.Section 2. Time and Manner of Distribution.2.1 Required Beginning Date. The participant’s entire interest will be distributed, or begin to be distributed, to the participant no later than the participant’s required beginning date.2.2 Death of Participant Before Distributions Begin. If the participant dies before distributions begin, the participant’s entire interest will be distributed, or begin to be distributed, no later than as follows: (a) If the participant’s surviving spouse is the participant’s sole designated beneficiary, then distributions to the surviving spouse will begin by December 31 of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the participant died, or by December 31 of the calendar year in which the participant would have attained age 70 1/2 if later, except to the extent that an election is made to receive distributions in accordance with the 5-year rule. Under the 5- year rule, the participant’s entire interest will be distributed to the designated beneficiary by December 31 of the calendar year containing the fifth anniversary of the participant’s death. 1 (b) If the participant’s surviving spouse is not the participant’s sole designated beneficiary, then distributions to the designated beneficiary will begin by December 31 of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the participant died, except to the extent that an election is made to receive distributions in accordance with the 5-year rule. Under the 5-year rule, the participant’s entire interest will be distributed to the designated beneficiary by December 31 of the calendar year containing the fifth anniversary of the participant’s death. (c) If there is no designated beneficiary as of September 30 of the year following the year of the participant’s death, the participant’s entire interest will be distributed by December 31 of the calendar year containing the fifth anniversary of the participant’s death. (d) if the participant’s surviving spouse is the participant’s sole designated beneficiary and the surviving spouse dies after the participant but before distributions to the surviving spouse begin, this section 2.2, other than section 2.2(a), will apply as if the surviving spouse were the participant. For purposes of this section 2.2 and section 4, unless section 2.2(d) applies, distributions are considered to begin on the participant’s required beginning date. If section 2.2(d) applies, distributions are considered to begin on the date distributions are required to begin to the surviving spouse under section 2.2(a). If distributions under an annuity purchased from an insurance company irrevocably commence to the participant before the participant’s required beginning date (or to the participant’s surviving spouse before the date distributions are required to begin to the surviving spouse under section 2.2(a)), the date distributions are considered to begin is the date distributions actually commence.2.3 Forms of Distribution. Unless the participant’s interest is distributed in the form of an annuity purchased from an insurance company or in a single sum on or before the required beginning date, as of the first distribution calendar year distributions will be made in accordance with sections 3 and 4 of this article. If the participant’s interest is distributed in the form of an annuity purchased from an insurance company, distributions thereunder will be made in accordance with the requirements of section 401(a)(9) of the Code and the Treasury regulations,Section 3. Required Minimum Distributions During Participant’s Lifetime.3.1 Amount of Required Minimum Distribution For Each Distribution Calendar Year. During the participant’s lifetime, the minimum amount that will be distributed for each distribution calendar year is the lesser of: (a) the quotient obtained by dividing the participant’s account balance by the distribution period in the Uniform Lifetime Table set forth in section 1.401(a)(9)-9 of the Treasury regulations, using the participant’s age as of the participant’s birthday in the distribution calendar year; or (b) the participant’s sole designated beneficiary for the distribution calendar year is the participant’s spouse, the quotient obtained by dividing the participant’s account balance by the number in the Joint and Last Survivor Table set forth in section 1.401(a)(9)-9 of the Treasury regulations, using the participant’s and spouse’s attained ages as of the participant’s and spouse’s birthdays in the distribution calendar year. 23.2 Lifetime Required Minimum Distributions Continue Through Year of Participant’s Death. Required minimum distributions will be determined under this section 3 beginning with the first distribution calendar year and up to and including the distribution calendar year that includes the participant’s date of death.Section 4. Required Minimum Distributions After Participant’s Death.4.1 Death On or After Date Distributions Begin. (a) Participant Survived by Designated Beneficiary. If the participant dies on or after the date distributions begin and there is a designated beneficiary, the minimum amount that will be distributed for each distribution calendar year after the year of the participant’s death is the quotient obtained by dividing the participant’s account balance by the longer of the remaining life expectancy of the participant or the remaining life expectancy of the participant’s designated beneficiary, determined as follows: (1) The participant’s remaining life expectancy is calculated using the age of the participant in the year of death, reduced by one for each subsequent year. (2) If the participant’s surviving spouse is the participant’s sole designated beneficiary, the remaining life expectancy of the surviving spouse is calculated for each distribution calendar year after the year of the participant’s death using the surviving spouse’s age as of the spouse’s birthday in that year. For distribution calendar years after the year of the surviving spouse’s death, the remaining life expectancy of the surviving spouse is calculated using the age of the surviving spouse as of the spouse’s birthday in the calendar year of the spouse’s death, reduced by one for each subsequent calendar year. (3) if the participant’s surviving spouse is not the participant’s sole designated beneficiary, the designated beneficiary’s remaining life expectancy is calculated using the age of the beneficiary in the year following the year of the participant’s death, reduced by one for each subsequent year. (b) No Designated Beneficiary. If the participant dies on or after the date distributions begin and there is no designated beneficiary as of September 30 of the year after the year of the participant’s death, the minimum amount that will be distributed for each distribution calendar year after the year of the participant’s death is the quotient obtained by dividing the participant’s account balance by the participant’s remaining life expectancy calculated using the age of the participant in the year of death, reduced by one for each subsequent year.4.2 Death Before Date Distributions Begin. (a) Participant Survived by Designated Beneficiary. If the participant dies before the date distributions begin and there is a designated beneficiary, the minimum amount that will be distributed for each distribution calendar year after the year of the participant’s death is the quotient obtained by dividing the participant’s account balance by the remaining life expectancy of the participant’s designated beneficiary, determined as provided in section 4.1, except to the extent that an election is made to receive distributions in accordance with the 5-year rule. Under the 5-year rule, the participant’s entire interest will be distributed to the designated beneficiary by December 31 of the calendar year containing the fifth anniversary of the participant’s death. 3 (b) No Designated Beneficiary. If the participant dies before the date distributions begin and there is no designated beneficiary as of September 30 of the year following the year of the participant’s death, distribution of the participant’s entire interest will be completed by December 31 of the calendar year containing the fifth anniversary of the participant’s death. (c) Death of Surviving Spouse Before Distributions to Surviving Spouse Are Required to Begin. If the participant dies before the date distributions begin, the participant’s surviving spouse is the participant’s sole designated beneficiary, and the surviving spouse dies before the distributions are required to begin to the surviving spouse under section 2.2(a), this section 4.2 will apply as if the surviving spouse were the participant.Section 5. Definitions.5.1 Designated Beneficiary. The individual who is designated as the beneficiary under the BENEFICIARY SECTION of Article K of the plan and is the designated beneficiary under section 401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code and section 1.401(a)(9)-1, Q&A-4, of the Treasury regulations.5.2 Distribution Calendar Year. A calendar year for which a minimum distribution is required. For distributions beginning before the participant’s death, the first distribution calendar year is the calendar year immediately preceding the calendar year which contains the participant’s required beginning date. For distributions beginning after the participant’s death, the first distribution calendar year is the calendar year in which distributions are required to begin under section 2.2. The required minimum distribution for the participant’s first distribution calendar year will be made on or before the participant’s required beginning date. The required minimum distribution for other distribution calendar years, including the required minimum distribution for the distribution year in which the participant’s required beginning date occurs, will be made on or before December 31 of that distribution calendar year.5.3 Life Expectancy. Life expectancy as computed by use of the Single Life Table in section 1.401(a)(9)-9 of the Treasury regulations.5.4 Participant’s Account Balance. The account balance as of the last valuation date in the calendar year immediately preceding the distribution calendar year (valuation calendar year) increased by the amount of any contributions made and allocated or forfeitures allocated to the account balance as of dates in the valuation calendar year after the valuation date and decreased by distributions made in the valuation calendar year after the valuation date. The account balance for the valuation calendar year includes any amounts rolled over or transferred to the plan either in the valuation calendar year or in the distribution calendar year if distributed or transferred in the valuation calendar year.5.5 Required Beginning Date. The date specified in the DEFINITIONS SECTION of Article VII of the plan.Section 6. Election to Allow Participants or Beneficiaries to Elect 5-YearRule. Participants or beneficiaries may elect on an individual basis whether the 5-year rule or the life expectancy rule in sections 2.2 and 4.2 of Article VII of the plan applies to distributions after the death of a participant who has a designated beneficiary. The election must be made no later than the earlier of September 30 of the calendar year in which distribution would be required to begin under section 2.2 of Article VII of the plan, or by September 30 of the calendar year which contains the fifth anniversary of 4 the participant’s (or, if applicable, surviving spouse’s) death. If neither the participant nor beneficiary makes an election under this paragraph, distributions will be made in accordance with the life expectancy rule under sections 2.2 and 4.2 of Article VII of the plan.Section 7. Election to Allow Designated Beneficiary ReceivingDistributions Under 5-Year Rule to Elect Life Expectancy Distributions. A designated beneficiary who is receiving payments under the 5-year rule may make a new election to receive payments under the life expectancy rule until December 31, 2003, provided that all amounts that would have been required to be distributed under the life expectancy rule for all distribution calendar years before 2004 are distributed by the earlier of December 31, 2003 or the end of the 5- year period.This amendment is made an integral part of the aforesaid Plan and iscontrolling over the terms of said Plan with respect to the particularitems addressed expressly therein. All other provisions of the Plan remainunchanged and controlling.Unless otherwise stated on any page of this amendment, eligibility forbenefits and the amount of any benefits payable to or on behalf of anindividual who is an inactive participant on the effective date(s) statedabove, shall be determined according to the provisions of the aforesaidPlan as in effect on the day before he became an inactive participant.Signing this amendment, the Employer, as plan sponsor, has made thedecision to adopt this plan amendment. The Employer is acting in relianceon its own discretion and on the legal and tax advice of its own advisors,and not that of any member of the Principal Financial Group or anyrepresentative of a member company of the Principal Financial Group.Signed this 16th day of February, 2006. For the Employer, By /s/ Gerald P. Ciejka ——————————– Vice President ———————————— Business Title 5