This excerpt taken from the EIX 10-Q filed Nov 2, 2007.
amended October 24, 2007
WHEREAS, it has been determined that it is in the best interest of Edison International and its affiliates to offer and maintain competitive executive compensation programs designed to attract and retain qualified executives;
WHEREAS, it has been determined that providing financial incentives to executives that reinforce and recognize corporate, organizational and individual performance and accomplishments will enhance the financial and operational performance of Edison International and its affiliates; and
WHEREAS, it has been determined that an incentive compensation program would encourage the attainment of short-term corporate goals and objectives;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Edison International Executive Incentive Compensation Plan has been established by the Compensation and Executive Personnel Committee of the Board of Directors effective January 1, 1997, and made available to eligible executives of Edison International and its participating affiliates subject to the following terms and conditions:
1. Definitions. When capitalized herein, the following terms are defined as indicated:
Base Salary is defined to be the annual salary of the Participant on the last day of the year worked by the Participant.
Board means the Board of Directors of a Company.
CEO means the chief executive officer of a Company.
Chairman means the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Edison International.
Code means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Company means Edison International or a participating affiliate.
Committee means the Compensation and Executive Personnel Committee of the Edison International Board of Directors.
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Participant means the Chairman, president, executive vice presidents, senior vice presidents, elected vice presidents, and senior managers whose participation in this Plan has been approved by the Committee, Chairman or Board.
Plan means the Edison International Executive Incentive Compensation Plan.
2. Eligibility. To be eligible for the full amount of any incentive award, an individual must have been a Participant for the entire calendar year. Pro-rata awards may be distributed to Participants who are discharged for reasons other than incompetence, misconduct or fraud, or who resigned, retired or became disabled during the calendar year, or who were Participants for less than the full year. In the event of the death of a Participant during the calendar year, a pro-rata award may be made at the discretion of the Committee, the Board, or CEO having the authority to approve the Participants award had the death not occurred.
3. Company Performance Goals. Each CEO will furnish recommended Company performance goals to the Chairman. In consultation with the Chairman, the Committee will select specific performance goals for the year. The performance goals must represent relatively optimistic, but reasonably attainable goals, the accomplishment of which will contribute significantly to the attainment of Company strategic objectives.
4. Individual Incentive Award Levels. Company, organizational and individual performance relative to the pre-established goals will determine the award a Participant can receive. The Committee will establish target award levels for the year as a percentage of base salary at the time performance goals are set. If the Committee determines individual and Company performance goals have been substantially met, Participants will be eligible for individual incentive awards at the target award levels established by the Committee. Stretch-maximum awards may be established by the Committee and earned on the basis of performance in excess of targets. All awards are discretionary and will be based on the assessment of corporate and individual performance by the Committee or the CEO.
5. Approval and Payment of Individual Awards. During the first quarter of the year following the completion of the calendar year, the Chairman, in consultation with each CEO, will assess the degree to which individual and corporate goals and objectives have been achieved. Incentive award recommendations for eligible officers will be developed. The Committee will receive a report from the Chairman as to overall Company performance, will deliberate on management recommendations, and will approve, or recommend for approval by the applicable Board, the officer awards. Awards to non-officers will be determined and approved by the CEO of each Company, or his/her designee. All decisions
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of the Committee, the Chairman and the CEOs regarding individual incentive awards will be final and conclusive.
Incentive award payments will be made as soon as practical following the appropriate approval (and in all events within two and one-half months after the end of the calend year to which the award relates). Payment will be made in cash except to the extent an eligible Participant has previously elected to defer payment of some or all of the award pursuant to the terms of a deferred compensation plan of the Company or to the extent the Committee or Board elects to defer payment of some or all of the award. Awards made will be subject to any income or payroll tax withholding or other deductions as may required by Federal, State or local law.
Awards under this Plan will not be considered to be salary or other compensation for the purpose of computing benefits to which the Participant may be entitled under any qualified Company retirement plan, including but not limited to the SCE Retirement Plan, the SCE Stock Savings Plus Plan, or any other plan or arrangement of the Company for the benefit of its employees if such plan or arrangement is a plan qualified under Section 401(a) of the Code and is a trust exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Code. Awards may be considered compensation for nonqualified plan purposes depending on the terms and conditions of the particular nonqualified plan.
Awards payable to Participants under this Plan shall constitute an unsecured general obligation of the Company, and no special fund or trust will be created, nor will any notes or securities be issued with respect to any awards.
6. Plan Modifications and Adjustments. In order to ensure the incentive features of the Plan, avoid distortion in its operation and compensate for or reflect extraordinary changes which may have occurred during the calendar year, the Committee may make adjustments to the Company performance goals or other Plan terms and conditions before, during or after the end of the calendar year to the extent it determines appropriate in its sole discretion. Adjustments to the Plan shall be conclusive and binding upon all parties concerned. The Plan may be modified or terminated by the Committee at any time.
7. Plan Administration. This Plan and any officer awards made pursuant to it are to be approved by the Committee, or the Board of the participating affiliate after review by the Committee. Each CEO, or his/her delegate, shall approve any non-officer awards. Administration of the Plan is otherwise delegated to the Edison International Vice President of Human Resources and designees acting under his/her direction. Such vice president is authorized to approve ministerial amendments to the Plan, to interpret Plan provisions, and to approve changes as may be required by law or regulation. No Company, Board, Committee or individual shall be liable to any person for any action taken or omitted in connection with the interpretation and administration of the Plan.
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8. Successors and Assigns. This Plan shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, successors and assigns of the Company and Participant. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any right to receive payment hereunder is hereby expressly declared to be personal, nonassignable and nontransferable, except by will, intestacy, or as otherwise required by law, and in the event of any attempted assignment, alienation or transfer of such rights contrary to the provisions hereof, the Company shall have no further liability for payments hereunder.
9. Beneficiaries. Any award approved following the death of a Participant will be made to the Participants most recently designated beneficiary or beneficiaries under the Long-Term Incentive Compensation Plan of the Company. If no beneficiary has been designated by the Participant, or if no beneficiary survives the Participant, or if a designated beneficiary should die after surviving the Participant but before the award has been paid, any award approved will be paid in a lump-sum payment to the Participants estate as soon as practicable.
10. Capacity. If any person entitled to payments under this Plan is incapacitated and unable to use such payments in his or her own best interest, the Company may direct that payments (or any portion) be made to that persons legal guardian or conservator, or that persons spouse, as an alternative to the payment to the person unable to use the payments. Court-appointed guardianship or conservatorship may be required by the Company before payment is made. The Company shall have no obligation to supervise the use of such payments.
11. No Right of Employment. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring upon the Participant the right to continue in the employ of the Company as an officer or manager of the Company or in any other capacity.
12. Severability and Controlling Law. The various provisions of this Plan are severable in their entirety. Any determination of invalidity or unenforceability of any one provision will have no effect on the continuing force and effect of the remaining provisions. This Plan shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, EIX has adopted this amended version of this Plan effective the first day of January, 2008.
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