This excerpt taken from the GPS DEF 14A filed Mar 28, 2005.
Determination of Actual Awards
After the end of each Performance Period, the Committee will determine the extent to which the performance goals applicable to each participant were achieved or exceeded. The actual award (if any) for each participant will be determined by applying the applicable formula to the level of actual performance that was achieved. No award is payable to a participant if the minimum performance level specified by the Committee for the Performance Period is not achieved. For any participant, the Committee retains discretion to eliminate or reduce the actual award below the amount that otherwise would be payable under the applicable formula. The Committee does not have discretion to increase the award under the Executive MICAP otherwise payable to any participant under the applicable formula.
Actual awards under the Executive MICAP are payable within two and one-half months following the end of the fiscal year in which the applicable Performance Period ends and are payable in cash or its equivalent, stock, restricted stock, stock options, other stock-based or stock denominated units, or any other form of consideration or any combination of the above, as determined by the Committee. Generally, if a participant terminates employment as an officer before payment of an award is made, the participant will forfeit the unpaid award. An exception may be made if termination of employment is due to permanent disability or death, in which case the Committee has discretion to pay all or part of the award.