Definition of Performance-Based Bonus


Performance-Based Bonus means any Bonus listed under the column entitled “performance based” in Section 1.05(a)(2), which constitutes compensation, the amount of, or entitlement to, which is contingent on the satisfaction of pre-established organizational or individual performance criteria relating to a performance period of at least 12 consecutive months and which is further defined in 26 CFR section 1.409A-1(e).


Performance-Based Bonus generally means Compensation where the amount of, or entitlement to, the compensation is contingent on the satisfaction of previously established organizational or individual performance criteria relating to a performance period of at least 12 consecutive months in which the Eligible Individual performs services, pursuant to rules described in Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-1(e).

Performance-Based Bonus means bonus compensation, the amount of which or entitlement to, is based on services performed over a period of at least 12 consecutive months which is contingent on the satisfaction of pre-established organizational or individual performance criteria, which performance criteria are not substantially certain to be met at the time a deferral election is permitted. Performance Based Bonus compensation may include payments based upon subjective performance criteria, but (i) any subjective performance criteria must relate to the performance of the Participant service provider, a group of service providers that includes the Participant service provider, or a business unit for which the Participant provides services (which may include the entire organization) and (ii) the determination that any subjective performance criteria have been met must not be made by the Participant or a family member of the Participant (as defined in Code Section 267(c)(4) applied as if the family of an individual includes the spouse of any family member). Organizational or individual performance criteria are considered pre-established if established in writing by not later than 90 days after the commencement of the period of service to which the criteria relate, provided that the outcome is substantially uncertain at the time the criteria are established. A Performance Based Bonus may include payments based on performance criteria that are not approved by the Administrator or by the stockholders of the Corporation. A Performance Based Bonus shall not include any amount or portion of any amount that will be paid either regardless of performance, or based upon a level of performance that is substantially certain to be met at the time the criteria are established. Whether a bonus is performance based shall be determined in accordance with the requirements of IRS Reg. Section 1.409A-1 (e) which are summarized in part in this Section 2.10.

Examples of Performance-Based Bonus in a sentence

In addition to his Base Salary, the Executive shall be entitled to participate in the Company’s Annual Performance-Based Bonus Plan (“Annual Bonus Plan”), as such Annual Bonus Plan may exist from time to time during the Term.
In the case of a Deferral Election in the first year of eligibility that is made after the beginning of the Performance-Based Bonus performance period, the Deferral Election will apply to the portion of the Performance-Based Bonus equal to the total amount of the Performance-Based Bonus for the performance period multiplied by the ratio of the number of days remaining in the performance period after the effective date of the Deferral Election over the total number of days in the Performance Period.
To the extent elected by the Employer in the Adoption Agreement, a Participant may make a separate election with respect to his Performance-Based Bonus Deferrals for each year (as adjusted for gains and losses thereon) that provides for a different method of distribution from the method of distribution he elects with respect to his Compensation Deferrals (as adjusted for gains and losses thereon) for that year.
If an Eligible Individual does not elect to make a Performance-Based Bonus Deferral during that initial 30-day period, he may not later elect to make a Performance-Based Bonus Deferral for that performance period under this subsection.
Eligibility timing selected below shall apply uniformly to all Participant Deferrals (including Performance-Based Bonus Deferrals), as well as Employer Matching Contributions and Other Employer Contributions, unless otherwise indicated.



More definitions of Performance-Based Bonus

Performance-Based Bonus means a bonus opportunity awarded in accordance with Section 6 of the Plan.


Performance-Based Bonus means the definition of performance-based compensation, as defined in section 409A of the Code and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

Performance-Based Bonus means any performance-based Bonus that meets the requirements of Section 409A of the Code with respect to performance-based compensation based on services performed over a period of at least twelve months.

Performance-Based Bonus means performance-based compensation, as defined in the Treasury regulations under Code section 409A(a)(4)(B)(iii).

Performance-Based Bonus means, consistent with Treasury Regulations section 1.409A-1(e), any bonus or award, the entire amount of which is subject to performance criteria that are established in writing within 90 days of the beginning of the applicable performance period which period must be at least 12 consecutive months. Performance-Based Bonus does not include any amount that will be paid regardless of performance or that is based on a level of performance that is substantially certain to be met at the time the criteria are established. An amount shall not be deemed a Performance-Based Bonus merely because the amount is determined by reference to the value of the Company or its stock. Unless otherwise specified, the performance period shall be deemed to be April 1 through March 31. For a bonus or award to be a Performance-Based Bonus with respect to a Participant’s Deferral Election:

Performance-Based Bonus generally means Compensation where the amount of, or entitlement to, the compensation is contingent on the satisfaction of previously established

Performance-Based Bonus means a Bonus that conforms to the definition of “performance-based compensation” under Code Section 409A. As applied to any Bonus paid or payable on or after January 1, 2007, the Employee Benefits Committee is authorized to determine whether the Bonus is a Performance-Based Bonus, meaning a Bonus: