Account: A notional account or sub-account established for record-keeping purposes for a Participant.
Administrator: The Committee or, if applicable, its delegate.
Affiliated Group: The Company and all entities with which the Company would be considered a single employer under Sections 414(b) and 414(c) of the Code, provided that in applying Sections 1563(a)(1), (2), and (3) of the Code for purposes of determining an Affiliated Group of corporations under Section 414(b) of the Code, the language “at least 50 percent” is used instead of “at least 80 percent” each place it appears in Sections 1563(a) (1), (2), and (3) of the Code, and in applying Section 1.414(c)-2 of the Treasury Regulations for purposes of determining trades or businesses (whether or not incorporated) that are under common control for purposes of Section 414(c) of the Code, “at least 50 percent” is used instead of “at least 80 percent” each place it appears in that regulation. Such term shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the definition of “service recipient” contained in Section 409A of the Code.
Beneficiary: The person or persons or entity designated as such in accordance with Article 8 of the Program.
Board: The Board of Directors of the Company.
Business Combination: A merger, consolidation, share exchange or similar form of corporate reorganization of the Company or any Subsidiary that requires the approval of the Company’s stockholders, whether for such transaction or the issuance of securities in connection with the transaction or otherwise.
Change in Control: The occurrence of one of the following events:
A change in ownership of the Company, which occurs on the date that any one person or more than one person acting as a group (within the meaning of the Regulations) acquires ownership of stock of the Company that, together with stock held by such person or group, constitutes more than 50% of the total voting power of the stock of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any one person or group is considered to own more than 50% of the total voting power of the stock of the Company, the acquisition of additional stock by the same person or group is not considered to cause a change in the ownership of the Company or a change in the effective control of the Company (within the meaning of Section 1(g)(2) of this Program). Notwithstanding the foregoing, a Change in Control shall not be deemed to occur solely because any person acquires ownership of more than 50% of the total voting power of the stock of the Company as a result of the acquisition by the Company of stock of the Company which, by reducing the number of shares outstanding, increases the percentage of shares beneficially owned by such person; provided, that if a Change in Control would occur as a result of such an acquisition by the Company (if not for the operation of this sentence), and after the Company’s acquisition such person becomes the beneficial owner of additional stock of the Company that increases the percentage of outstanding shares of stock of the Company owned by such person, a Change in Control shall then occur.
A change in effective control of the Company, which occurs on either of the following dates:
The date that any one person or more than one person acting as a group (within the meaning of the Regulations) acquires (or has acquired during the 12-month period ending on the date of the most recent acquisition by such person or group) ownership of stock of the Company possessing 30% or more of the total voting power of the Company. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if any one person or group is considered to own 30% or more of the total voting power of the stock of the Company, the acquisition of additional stock by the same person or group is not considered to cause a change in the effective control of the Company or a change in ownership of the Company (within the meaning of Section 1(g)
The date that a majority of the Board is replaced during any 12-month period by directors whose appointment or election was not endorsed by a majority of the members of the Board prior to the date of such appointment or election.
A change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the Company’s assets, which occurs on the date that any one person or more than one person acting as a group (within the meaning of the Regulations) acquires (or has acquired during the 12-month period ending on the date of the most recent acquisition by such person or group) assets that have a total gross fair market value equal to or more than 65% of the total gross fair market value of all the assets of the Company immediately before such acquisition or acquisitions. The gross fair market value of assets shall be determined without regard to liabilities associated with such assets. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a transfer of assets shall not result in a change in ownership of a substantial portion of the Company’s assets if such transfer is to:
a shareholder of the Company (immediately before the asset transfer) in exchange for or with respect to its stock;
an entity 50% or more of the total value or voting power of which is owned, directly or indirectly, by the Company;
a person or group (within the meaning of the Regulations) that owns, directly or indirectly, 50% or more of the total value or voting power of the stock of the Company; or
an entity, at least 50% of the total value or voting power of which is owned, directly or indirectly by a person or group described in Section 1(g)(3)(iii) of this Program.
Change in Control Severance Agreement: The agreement between a Participant and the Company that provides for certain benefits if the Participant’s employment terminates following a Corporate Change Vesting Event.
Code: The Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or any successor statute, and regulations and guidance issued thereunder.
Committee: The Human Resources and Compensation Committee of the Board.
Company: Parker-Hannifin Corporation, an Ohio corporation, its corporate successors, and the surviving corporation resulting from any merger of Parker-Hannifin Corporation with any other corporation or corporations.
Company Voting Securities: Securities of the Company eligible to vote for the election of the Board.
Compensation: The amount of compensation paid to a Participant from the Affiliated Group during the calendar year including base salary, bonuses payable under the Company’s Return on Net Assets (RONA) Plan (except or to the extent determined by the Committee to be extraordinary) and Target Incentive Bonus Program, any amounts which would otherwise be paid as compensation during the calendar year but which are deferred by a Participant pursuant to any qualified or nonqualified deferred compensation program sponsored by the Affiliated Group, and any amounts that would otherwise be paid as compensation during the calendar year but which are deferred under Sections 125, 127 or 129 of the Code, but excluding:
any deferred compensation received during such year but credited under the Program to the Participant for a prior year;
any income realized due to the exercise of stock options or stock appreciation rights;
any payments, in cash, deferred or otherwise, payable to the Participant under the Company’s Long-Term Incentive bonus program, under any extraordinary bonus arrangements, under any severance agreement, or as or in lieu of an executive perquisite; and
such items as fringe benefits includible in income as compensation for federal tax purposes, moving and educational reimbursement expenses, overseas allowances received by the Participant from the Affiliated Group, and any other irregular payments.
Contribution Percentage: For a Participant in a Plan Year, an amount equal to a percentage of his or her Compensation based upon salary grade as of the last day of the Plan Year, determined as follows:
29 and above
Corporate Change Vesting Event: The occurrence of one of the following events:
any “person” (as such term is defined in Section 3(a)(9) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and as used in Sections 13(d)(3) and 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) is or becomes a “beneficial owner” (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act), directly or indirectly, of securities of the Company representing 20% or more of the combined voting power of the Company’s then outstanding Company Voting Securities; provided, however, that the event described in this
an acquisition by the Company or any Subsidiary;
an acquisition by any employee benefit plan sponsored or maintained by the Company or any Subsidiary;
an acquisition by any underwriter temporarily holding securities pursuant to an offering of such securities;
a Non-Control transaction (as defined in paragraph (3));
as pertains to a Participant, any acquisition by the Participant or any group of persons (within the meaning of Sections 13(d)(3) and 14(d)(2) of the Exchange Act) including the Participant (or any entity in which the Participant or a group of persons including the Participant, directly or indirectly, holds a majority of the voting power of such entity’s outstanding voting interests); or
the acquisition of Company Voting Securities from the Company, if a majority of the Board approves a resolution providing expressly that the acquisition pursuant to this clause (vi) does not constitute a Corporate Change Vesting Event under this paragraph (1);
individuals who, at the beginning of any period of twenty-four (24) consecutive months, constitute the Board (the “Incumbent Board”) cease for any reason to constitute at least a majority of the Board; provided, that any person becoming a director subsequent to the beginning of such twenty-four (24) month period, whose election, or nomination for election, by the Company’s shareholders was approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of the directors comprising the Incumbent Board who are then on the Board (either by a specific vote or by approval of the proxy statement of the Company in which such person is named as a nominee for director, without objection to such nomination) shall be, for purposes of this paragraph (2), considered as though such person were a member of the Incumbent Board; provided, however, that no individual initially elected or nominated as a director of the Company as a result of an actual or threatened election contest with respect to directors or any other actual or threatened solicitation of proxies or consents by or on behalf of any person other than the Board shall be deemed to be a member of the Incumbent Board;
the consummation of a Business Combination, unless:
immediately following such Business Combination:
more than 50% of the total voting power of the Surviving Corporation resulting from such Business Combination or, if applicable, the Parent Corporation of such Surviving Corporation, is represented by Company Voting Securities that were outstanding immediately prior to the Business Combination (or, if applicable, shares into which such Company Voting Securities were converted pursuant to such Business Combination), and such voting power among the holders thereof is in substantially the same proportion as the voting power of such Company Voting Securities among the holders thereof immediately prior to the Business Combination;
no person (other than any employee benefit plan sponsored or maintained by the Surviving Corporation or the Parent Corporation) is or becomes the beneficial owner, directly or indirectly, of 20% or more of the total voting power of the outstanding voting securities eligible to elect directors of the Parent Corporation (or, if there is no Parent Corporation, the Surviving Corporation); and
at least a majority of the members of the board of directors of the Parent Corporation (or, if there is no Parent Corporation, the Surviving Corporation), following the Business Combination, were members of the Incumbent Board at the time of the Board’s approval of the execution of the initial agreement providing for such Business Combination (a “Non-Control Transaction”); or
the Business Combination is effected by means of the acquisition of Company Voting Securities from the Company, and a majority of the Board approves a resolution providing expressly that such Business Combination does not constitute a Corporate Change Vesting Event under this paragraph (3); or
the stockholders of the Company approve a plan of complete liquidation or dissolution of the Company or the sale or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company and its Subsidiaries.
Corporate Change Vesting Event Compensation: The sum of (1) the Participant’s highest annual rate of base salary during the 12-month period immediately preceding the Corporate Change Vesting Event and (2) the highest of (x) the Participant’s average bonus (annualized for any partial years of employment) earned during the 3-year period immediately preceding the year in which the Corporate Change Vesting Event occurs (or shorter annualized period if the Participant had not been employed for the full three-year period), (y) the Participant’s target bonus amounts for the year in which the Change in Control occurs and (z) the Participant’s target bonus amounts for the year in which the Corporate Change Vesting Event occurs.
Crediting Rate: For any Participant’s Account over any period, the notional gains or losses equal to those that would have been generated if the Account had been invested in those investment alternatives available under the Savings Restoration Plan (or as otherwise designated by the Administrator) as shall have been chosen by such Participant for such period.
Disability: The condition whereby a Participant is:
unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months; or
by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment that can be expected to result in death or can be expected to last for a continuous period of not less than 12 months, receiving income replacement benefits for a period of not less than three months under the Executive Long-Term Disability Plan or any other accident and health plan covering employees of the Company.
ERISA: The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or any successor statute, and regulations and guidance issued thereunder.
Executive Long-Term Disability Plan: The Parker-Hannifin Corporation Executive Long-Term Disability Plan, as it may be amended from time to time.
Normal Retirement Date: The date on which a Participant attains age 65.
Parent Corporation: The ultimate parent corporation which directly or indirectly has beneficial ownership of 100% of the voting securities eligible to elect directors of a Surviving Corporation.
Participant: An eligible executive designated to participate in the Program pursuant to Article 2 who has timely submitted a Participation Agreement to the Company, while so employed.
Participation Agreement: An employee’s written or electronic agreement to participate in the Program and initial election of the form of payment of supplemental retirement benefits pursuant to Section 4.02(a).
Plan Year. The calendar year.
Program: The Parker-Hannifin Corporation Defined Contribution Supplemental Executive Retirement Program set forth herein, as it may subsequently be amended.
Recipient: A retiree or Beneficiary who is currently receiving benefits or is entitled to receive benefits under the Program.
Regulations: The regulations issued under Section 409A of the Code. Reference to any section of the Regulations shall be read to include any amendment or revision of such Regulation.
Savings Restoration Plan: The Parker-Hannifin Corporation Amended and Restated Savings Restoration Plan as it currently exists, and as it may subsequently be amended.
Seed Contribution: A discretionary contribution to a Participant’s Account determined solely by the Committee.
Service: Employment as an employee by any member of the Affiliated Group, as well as employment by a corporation, trade or business, that is now part of the Affiliated Group at a time prior to its becoming part of the Affiliated Group, but in such case only if and to the extent that the Committee shall so direct at any time prior to retirement. For purposes of determining a Participant’s eligibility to receive a benefit hereunder, Service shall include any additional years credited to a Participant under Section 2.06.
Specified Employee: A person designated from time to time as such by the Committee pursuant to Section 409A(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Code and the Company’s policy for determining specified employees.
Spouse: An individual of the same or opposite sex of a Participant to whom the Participant is married in, and under the laws of, the state of celebration of such marriage.
Subsidiary: Any corporation or other entity in which the Company has a direct or indirect ownership interest of 50% or more of the total combined voting power of the then outstanding securities or interests of such corporation or other entity.
Surviving Corporation: The corporation resulting from a Business Combination.
Termination of Employment: A Participant’s “separation from service” with the Affiliated Group, within the meaning of Section 1.409A-1(h) of the Regulations; provided, that in applying Section 1.409A-1(h)(ii) of the Regulations, a separation from service shall be deemed to occur if the Company and the Participant reasonably anticipate that the level of bona fide services the Participant will perform for the Affiliated Group after a certain date (whether as an employee or as an independent contractor) will permanently decrease to less than 50% of the average level of bona fide services performed by the Participant for the Affiliated Group (whether as an employee or as an independent contractor) over the immediately preceding 36-month period (or the full period of services performed for the Affiliated Group if the Participant has been providing services to the Affiliated Group for less than 36 months). In the event of a disposition of assets by the Company to an unrelated person, the Company reserves the discretion to specify (in accordance with Section 1.409A-1(h)(4) of the Regulations) whether a Participant, who would otherwise experience a separation from service with the Affiliated Group as part of the disposition of assets, will be considered to experience a separation from service for purposes of Section 1.409A-1(h) of the Regulations.
such Participant (but not a Recipient) shall be treated as having been employed, for purposes of determining Service under this Program for three additional years from the date of the Corporate Change Vesting Event; and
such Participant’s (but not a Recipient’s) Account shall be increased by the product of (i) the lesser of (A) three (3) and (B) the quotient resulting from dividing the number of full and partial months from the date of a Corporate Change Vesting Event until the Participant’s Normal Retirement Date, by twelve (12) and (ii) his or her Contribution Percentage for the Plan Year in which the Corporate Change Vesting Event occurs, based upon the Participant’s salary grade on the date of the Corporate Change Vesting Event and the Corporate Change Vesting Event Compensation. For the avoidance of doubt, such increase shall not include or reflect deemed interest or earnings at the Crediting Rate or otherwise.
Supplemental Retirement Benefits
Payment of Benefits
Initial Election of Payment Form. To the extent permitted by Section 1.409A-2(a)(5) of the Regulations, within 30 days of the time an individual is designated as a Participant under this Program, he or she may elect, on his or her initial Participation Agreement, to receive payment of his or her supplemental retirement benefit under this Program in the form of a single lump sum payment equal to the value of his or her account as of the Valuation Date or in substantially equal annual installments over five, ten or fifteen years commencing on the date specified in Section 4.01 and on January 1 of each succeeding year in the applicable 5, 10 or 15 year period. If a Participant fails to make a valid election, the Participant’s supplemental retirement benefit under this Program shall be paid in a lump sum.
One-Time Change by Participant. A Participant shall be allowed a one-time election to change the form of payment of his or her supplemental retirement benefit; provided, however, that:
any such election shall not be effective for at least 12 months following the date made; and
as a result of any such election, payment shall be delayed for five (5) years from the date the payment was scheduled to commence or to be made (taking into account any delay in payment or commencement of payment under Section 4.01 on account of a Participant’s status as a Specified Employee).
Payment Upon a Change in Control. Thirty (30) days after a Change in Control, in lieu of any other payments due with respect to benefits earned under the Program to the date of the Change in Control, each Participant and each Recipient shall receive a lump sum payment equal to the value of his or her account as of the Valuation Date.
Special Rule Applicable to Specified Employees. If a Specified Employee dies after Termination of Employment but prior to commencement of benefits, the Specified Employee’s Beneficiary shall receive a payment as of the first of the month following the Specified Employee’s date of death equal to the aggregate of the monthly payments that would have been made to the Specified Employee in accordance with Section 4.01 but substituting the Specified Employee’s date of death for the actual commencement of payment. Any additional amounts payable to the Specified Employee’s Beneficiary shall be determined as of the Specified Employee’s date of death in accordance with the form of payment applicable to the Specified Employee as of the Specified Employee’s Termination of Employment.
Certain Matters Following a Lump Sum Payment. A Participant who has received a Change in Control lump sum payment shall thereafter, while in the employ of the Company, continue to accrue benefits under the Program.
Payment of Taxes. A Participant’s Account shall be reduced by, and the Participant shall be paid, the amount necessary to satisfy (and in no event to exceed) the aggregate of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax and any local income taxes (and any federal, state, local or foreign income tax withholding related to such taxes) imposed on compensation deferred under the Program pursuant to Section 1.409A-3(j)(4)(iv) of the Regulations.
Miscellaneous. For purposes of Section 409A of the Code, each installment payment shall be considered a separate payment.
the Secretary of the Company shall have given written notice to the Participant or retiree-Recipient that, in the opinion of the Committee, the Participant or retiree-Recipient is engaged in Competition within the meaning of the foregoing provisions of this Section 7.02, specifying the details;
the Participant or retiree-Recipient shall have been given a reasonable opportunity, upon receipt of such notice, to appear before and to be heard by the Committee with respect to his or her views regarding the Committee’s opinion that the Participant or retiree-Recipient engaged in Competition;
following any hearing pursuant to Section 7.02(b), the Secretary of the Company shall have given written notice to the Participant or retiree-Recipient that the Committee determined that the Participant or retiree-Recipient is engaged in Competition; and
the Participant or retiree-Recipient shall neither have ceased to engage in such Competition within thirty days from his or her receipt of notice of such determination nor diligently taken all reasonable steps to that end during such thirty-day period and thereafter.
the specific reasons for such denial;
a specific reference to the provisions of the Program on which the denial is based;
a description of any additional information or material necessary for the claimant to perfect his or her claim, and a description of why it is needed; and
an explanation of the Program’s claims review procedure and other appropriate information as to the steps to be taken if the Participant wishes to have the claim reviewed. If the Company determines that there are special circumstances requiring additional time to make a decision, the Company shall notify the Participant of the special circumstances and the date by which a decision is expected to be made, and may extend the time for up to an additional ninety-day period.
no Participant or Recipient shall have any right, title, or interest whatsoever in or to any investments which the Company may make to aid it in meeting its obligations under the Program;
nothing contained in the Program shall create or be construed to create a trust of any kind, or a fiduciary relationship between the Company and any Participant, Recipient or any other person;
to the extent that any person acquires a right to receive payments from the Company under the Program, such right shall be no greater than the right of an unsecured general creditor of the Company; and
all payments to be made under the Program shall be paid from the general funds of the Company and no special or separate fund shall be established and no segregation of assets shall be made to assure payment of amounts payable under the Program.
To the Company:
To the Participant:
Address of residence on file with the Company
reduce or terminate the benefit of a Participant participating in the Program at the time of any such termination, amendment, or modification;
terminate the participation of a Participant participating in the Program at the time of any such termination, amendment, or modification;
increase the eligibility requirements applicable to a Participant participating in the Program at the time of any such termination, amendment or modification;
terminate the Program, or reduce or terminate any benefit, or terminate the participation or any rights or benefits, after the occurrence of a Corporate Change Vesting Event, with respect to a Participant or Recipient who was a Participant or Recipient, or became a Participant or Recipient, at the time of the occurrence of such Corporate Change Vesting Event; or
permit an acceleration of time of payment of a Participant’s benefit under the Program, other than:
as necessary to comply with a certificate of divestiture, as defined in Section 1043(b)(2) of the Code;
as necessary to pay Federal Insurance Contribution (“FICA”) taxes and any resulting federal, state, local or foreign income taxes attributable to amounts deferred under the Program, subject to the limitations of Section 1.409A-3(j)(4)(vi) of the Regulations;
in the event the arrangement fails to meet the requirements of Section 409A of the Code with respect to one or more Participants, and then only in such amount as is included in income of such Participant(s) as a result of such failure;
due to a termination of the Program that meets the requirements of Section 1.409A-3(j)(4)(ix) of the Regulations; or
as otherwise may be permitted under Section 409A of the Code.