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EXHIBIT 10.63 SIXTH AMENDMENT TO THE KEYCORP EXECUTIVE SUPPLEMENTAL PENSION PLAN WHEREAS, KeyCorp has established the KeyCorp Executive SupplementalPension Plan (the “Plan”), and WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of KeyCorp has authorized its CompensationCommittee to permit amendments to the Plan, and WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of KeyCorpon September 16, 2004 determined it desirable to amend the Plan and accordinglyauthorized the execution of this Sixth Amendment, NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to such action of the Compensation Committee, thePlan is hereby amended as follows: 1. ARTICLE II, Section 2.1(c), shall be amended to include the term”Equity/Compensation Award” as a new definition to the Plan, with all remainingSections under Article II thereafter sequentially re-numbered: “2.1(c) “EQUITY/COMPENSATION AWARD” shall mean one-half (50%) of the value of an award granted under the KeyCorp 2004 Equity Compensation Plan for any Plan year. The term “Equity/Compensation Award” may include “Stock Appreciation Rights”, “Restricted Stock”, “Restricted Stock Units”, “Performance Shares”, and/or “Performance Units”, but shall specifically not include “Options” as those terms have been defined in accordance with the provisions of the KeyCorp 2004 Equity Compensation Plan.” 2. Article II, Section 2.1(n) shall be amended to delete it in itsentirety and to substitute therefore the following: “2.1(n) “INCENTIVE COMPENSATION AWARD” for any Plan year shall collectively mean the short term incentive compensation award (whether in cash or common shares of the Corporation, and whether paid or deferred, or a combination of both) and the long term incentive compensation award (whether in cash or common shares of the Corporation, and whether paid or deferred, or a combination of both) (if any) granted to a Participant under an Incentive Compensation Plan, as follows: – An incentive compensation award granted under the KeyCorp Annual Incentive Plan, the KeyCorp Short Term Incentive Compensation Plan, the KeyCorp Management Incentive Compensation Plan, and/or such other Employer-sponsored line of business Incentive Compensation Plan which shall constitute an Incentive Compensation Award for the year in which the award is earned (without regard to the actual time of payment). – An incentive compensation award granted under the KeyCorp Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan (“LTIC Plan”) with respect to any multi-year performance period which shall be deemed to be for the last year of the multi-year period without regard to the actual time of payment of the award. Accordingly, an incentive compensation award granted under the LTIC Plan with respect to the three-year performance period of 1993, 1994, and 1995 will be deemed to be for 1995 (without regard to the actual time of payment), and the entire incentive compensation award under the LTIC Plan for that performance period will be an Incentive Compensation Award for the year 1995. – An incentive compensation award granted under the KeyCorp Long Term Incentive Plan (“Long Term Plan”) with respect to any multi-year period which shall be deemed to be for the last year of the multi-year performance period and for the year immediately following such year (without regard to the actual time of payment). Accordingly, an award granted under the Long Term Plan with respect to the four-year performance period of 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001 shall be deemed to be for the years 2001 and 2002, with one-half the award allocated to the year 2001, and one-half the award allocated to the year 2002. – An incentive compensation award granted in the form of restricted stock under the KeyCorp Amended and Restated 1991 Equity Compensation Plan with respect to any multi-year period (but specifically excluding those awards applicable to the 2002-2003 multi-year period), which shall be deemed to be for the year in which the award (grant) is made to the Participant; provided, however, that only those shares of restricted stock that have vested as of the Participant’s termination date shall be utilized for purposes of determining the Participant’s Incentive Compensation Award. The fair market value of such shares as of the date of the restricted stock grant multiplied by the number of vested shares as of the Participant’s termination date shall determine the value of such Incentive Compensation Award for purposes of calculating the Participant’s Supplemental Pension Benefit under the provisions of Article III of the Plan. Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, in calculating the Participant’s Supplemental Pension Benefit under the provisions of Article III of the Plan, if it is determined that an incentive compensation award granted under the KeyCorp Amended and Restated 1991 Equity Compensation Plan would produce a larger Monthly Supplemental Pension Benefit for the Participant if the award was included in the year in which the award (or any part of the award) initially vested rather than in the year in which the award was granted, then such incentive compensation award shall be included in the year in which the award (or any part of the award) initially vested rather than for the year in which the award was granted. If at the time of the Participant’s termination date, the Participant maintains shares of not forfeited restricted stock and such restricted stock later vests in conjunction with the passage of time or with the Corporation’s attainment of certain performance criteria, or otherwise, then as of such subsequent vesting date the Participant’s Monthly Supplemental Pension Benefit shall be recalculated to include such newly vested shares. Such newly vested shares shall relate to the award in which such shares were granted under the KeyCorp Amended and Restated 1991 Equity Compensation Plan, and shall be included as a part of that award (based on either the date granted or the date initially vested, whichever date was actually used by the Plan in calculating the Participant’s initial Monthly Supplemental Pension Benefit). For those Participants who, for Plan purposes, received Incentive Compensation Award(s) granted in the form of time-lapsed restricted stock award(s) and/or performance shares under the KeyCorp Amended and Restated 1991 Equity Compensation Plan with respect to any multi-year period, the term Incentive Compensation Award shall also include those Equity/Compensation Award(s) granted to the Participant under the 2004 Equity Compensation Plan. An Equity/Compensation Award shall be deemed to be for the year in which the Equity/Compensation Award vests. If the Equity/Compensation Award is in the form of Restricted Stock, Restricted Stock Units, Performance Units or Performance Shares, the fair market value of such shares as of the date of the Equity/Compensation Award grant multiplied by the number of vested shares as of the Participant’s termination date shall determine the value of such Incentive Compensation Award for purposes of calculating the Participant’s Supplemental Pension Benefit under the provisions of Article III of the Plan. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this Section 2.1(n) hereof, incalculating a Participant’s Incentive Compensation Award for any 12 monthperiod, there shall be included only one award granted under the KeyCorp Amendedand Restated 1991 Equity Compensation Plan, the KeyCorp Chief Executive OfficerPlan, or Equity/Compensation Award under the KeyCorp 2004 Equity CompensationPlan included for purposes of determining such Incentive Compensation Award forsuch 12 month period. 3. Article II, Section 2.1(o) shall be amended to delete it in itsentirety and to substitute therefore the following: “2.1(o) “INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN” shall mean the KeyCorp Management Incentive Compensation Plan, the KeyCorp Annual Incentive Plan, the KeyCorp Short Term Incentive Compensation Plan, the KeyCorp Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan, the KeyCorp Long Term Incentive Plan, the KeyCorp Amended and Restated 1991 Equity Compensation Plan, the KeyCorp Chief Executive Officer Plan, the KeyCorp 2004 Equity Compensation Plan, and/or such other Employer or KeyCorp-sponsored incentive compensation plan that KeyCorp in its sole discretion determines constitutes an “Incentive Compensation Plan” for purposes of this Section 2.1(m), as may be amended from time to time.” 4. Article III, Section 3.5 shall be amended to delete it in itsentirety and to substitute therefore the following: “3.5 RECALCULATION AS A RESULT OF HARMFUL ACTIVITY. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of Section 3.2 and Section 3.3 hereof, the Corporation reserves the right at all times to recalculate a Participant’s Supplemental Pension Benefit, if it is determined that within six months of the Participant’s termination date the Participant engaged in any Harmful Activity, as that term is defined in accordance with Section 2.1(w) of the Plan, which resulted in the forfeiture of all or any portion of the Participant’s restricted share award(s) under the KeyCorp Amended and Restated 1991 Equity Compensation Plan or Equity/Compensation Awards granted under the KeyCorp 2004 Equity Compensation Plan. Such recalculation shall relate back to the Participant’s original date of termination, and any Supplemental Pension Benefit payment paid to the Participant in excess of such recalculated Supplemental Pension Benefit amount shall be offset against any future Supplemental Pension Benefit payments to be paid to the Participant.” 5. The amendment set forth in Paragraphs 1 through 4 shall be effectiveas of September 16, 2004. 6. Except as otherwise amended herein, the Plan shall remain in fullforce and effect. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, KeyCorp has caused this Sixth Amendment to the Plan tobe executed by its duly authorized officer to be effective as of the sixteenthday of September 2004. KEYCORP By: /s/ Thomas E. Helfrich ————————— Title: Executive Vice President