This excerpt taken from the CHDN 8-K filed Jun 21, 2005.
|9.1||Amendment or Termination. Company reserves the right to amend, modify, terminate or discontinue the Plan at any time and in a manner which complies with the provisions of Code §409A (and regulations issued thereunder), by appropriate action taken by the Committee, provided, however, that no such action shall reduce the amounts then credited to any Account of any Participant, subject to adjustment for notional investment losses and deemed transaction fees in accordance with Section 4.6 and the claims of the Employers general creditors.|
|9.2||Participants Rights Unsecured. The Employer shall remain the owner of amounts deferred under the Plan by its Employees and Directors participating in the Plan. The Participant and the Participants beneficiary have only the Employers unsecured promise to pay. The rights accruing to the Participant and the Participants beneficiary are those of an unsecured general creditor of the Employer. Any contract, policy or other asset which the Employer may utilize to assure itself of the funds to make payment shall not serve in any way as security to the Participant or beneficiary for the Employers performance under the Plan. Any account established under the Plan is for bookkeeping purposes only and shall not be considered to create a fund for the Participant or beneficiary.|
|9.3||Nontransferability/Nonalienability. No right of any Participant or beneficiary to receive any Plan payment shall be subject to alienation, transfer, sale, assignment, pledge, attachment, garnishment or encumbrance of any kind. Any attempt to alienate, sell, transfer, assign, pledge or otherwise encumber any such payments whether presently or thereafter payable shall be void. Subject to Section 9.7, any Plan payment due shall not in any manner be subject to debts or liabilities of any Participant, beneficiary or other person.|
|9.4||Participant Obligation to Furnish Information. Each person entitled to receive a Plan payment, whether a Participant, a duly designated beneficiary, a guardian or otherwise, shall provide the Committee with such information as it may from time to time deem necessary or in its best interest in administering the Plan. Any such person shall also furnish the Committee with such documents, evidence, data or other information as the Committee may from time to time deem necessary or advisable.|
|9.5||No Right of Employment. The Plan shall not be deemed to constitute a contract of employment between a Participant and the Employer, nor shall any Plan provision restrict the right of the Employer to discharge a Participant, or restrict the right of a Participant to terminate his or her employment.|
|9.6||Plan Expenses. Unless paid by the Employer, expenses of administering the Plan shall be paid by the Participants, except as otherwise provided herein, and shall be debited among Participant Accounts in a reasonable manner as determined by the Committee. Expenses that are specific to a Participants Account shall be debited solely to such Participants Account and shall not be spread among other Participants.|
|9.7||Offsets. As a condition to eligibility to participate in the Plan, each Participant consents to the deduction from amounts otherwise payable under the Plan to the Participant and the Participant beneficiaries of all amounts owed by the Participant to the Employer and the Company and its affiliates to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.|
|9.8||Limitation of Actions. No lawsuit with respect to any benefit payable or other matter arising out or relating to the Plan may be brought before exhaustion of the claim and review procedures set forth in Section 8 and any lawsuit must filed no later than nine (9) months after a claim is denied or be forever barred.|
|9.9||Governing Law. The Plan shall be construed, administered and governed in all respects under and by the applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. By participating in the Plan, the Participant irrevocably consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and of any federal court located in Jefferson County, Kentucky in connection with any action or proceeding arising out of or relating to the Plan, any document or instrument delivered pursuant to or in connection with the Plan.|
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Executed this 31st day of March, 2005 but effective January 1, 2005.
|CHURCHILL DOWNS INCORPORATED|
|By: /s/Thomas H. Meeker|
|Title: President & CEO|