This excerpt taken from the HBI 8-K filed Sep 5, 2006.
14.04 Domestic Relations Orders
If the Committee receives a domestic relations order issued by a court pursuant to a states domestic relations law, the Committee will direct the Trustee to make such payment of the Participants vested benefits to an Alternate Payee or Payees as such order specifies, provided the Committee first determines that such order is a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) within the meaning of Section 414(p) of the Code. The Committee will establish reasonable procedures for determining whether or not a domestic relations order is a QDRO. Upon receiving a domestic relations order, the Committee shall promptly notify the Participant
and any Alternate Payee named in the order that the Committee has received the order and any procedures for determining whether the order is a QDRO. If, within eighteen (18) months after receiving the order, the Committee makes a determination that the order is a QDRO, any direction to the Trustee to pay the benefits to an Alternate Payee as specified in the QDRO will include a direction to pay any amounts that were to be paid during the period prior to the date the Committee determines that the order is a QDRO. If during the eighteen (18) month period the Committee determines that the order is not a QDRO or no determination is made with respect to whether the order is a QDRO, the Committee will direct the Trustee to pay the amounts that would have been paid to the Alternate Payee pursuant to the terms of the order to the Participant if such amounts otherwise would have been payable to the Participant under the terms of the Plan. The Committee in its discretion may maintain an Account for an Alternate Payee to which any amount that is to be paid to such Alternate Payee from a Participants Accounts will be credited. The Alternate Payee for whom such Account is maintained may exercise the same elections with respect to the fund or funds in which the Account will be invested as would be permissible for a Participant in the Plan. Further, the Alternate Payee may name a Beneficiary, in the manner provided in Subsection 10.03 to whom the balance in the Account is to be paid in the event the Alternate Payee should die before complete payment of the Account has been made. Distribution of the Alternate Payees Account shall be made in accordance with Subsections 10.01 and 10.02, and the Alternate Payee may exercise the same elections with respect to requesting a distribution or partial distribution of his or her Account as would be permissible for a Participant in the Plan; provided that the Alternate Payees Required Commencement Date shall be the date on which the Participant attains (or, in the event of the Participants death, would have attained) the Participants Required Commencement Date. The Committee may direct the Trustee to distribute benefits to an Alternate Payee on the earliest date specified in a QDRO, without regard to whether such distribution is made or commences prior to the Participants earliest retirement age (as defined in Section 414(p)(4)(B) of the Code) or the earliest date that the Participant could commence receiving benefits under the Plan.