This excerpt taken from the EQR 10-K filed Mar 8, 2006.
EXECUTIVE RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
WHEREAS, Equity Residential (the Employer) maintains The Equity Residential Supplemental Executive Retirement Savings Plan (the Plan), as last amended and restated effective January 1, 2003, for the benefit of its eligible employees;
WHEREAS, Section 10.1 of the Plan provides that the Employer may amend the Plan at any time; and
WHEREAS, the Employer desires to amend the Plan to eliminate the ability for individuals to establish educational accounts under the Plan;
WHEREAS, the Trust desires to further amend the Plan to eliminate the ability for participants to make elections with respect to the receipt or deferral of dividends that would otherwise be solely paid with respect to stock of the Employer held for the benefit of certain participants and allocated to their Plan accounts;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Trust hereby amends the Plan as follows effective as of January 1, 2005:
1. The name of the Plan is hereby changed to The Equity Residential Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan and The Equity Residential Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan is hereby substituted for The Equity Residential Supplemental Executive Retirement Savings Plan at any place where such term appears in the Plan.
2. The last sentence of Section 4.2(a) of the Plan is deleted and replace with the following:
Any dividends on such shares paid to any Participant, other than any former employee of the Employer who, as of January 1, 2005, had made an election under the terms of the Plan in effect prior to January 1, 2005 (a Grandfathered Former Employee), shall be credited to such Participants Account when received by the Funding Trustee. Any dividends payable on such shares to a Grandfathered Former Employee shall be distributed in accordance with such Grandfathered Former Employees election.
3. The following new subsection 5.2(d) is added to the Plan:
(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Plan to the contrary, no amount may be transferred or deposited into an Educational Account on or after January 1, 2005.