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This excerpt taken from the KFFB DEF 14A filed Oct 12, 2007.

Pension Benefits

     The following table provides information with respect to each plan that provides for payments or benefits in connection with the retirement of a named executive officer.

      Value of 
    Number of Years Accumulated
    Credited Service Benefit
Name Plan Name (#) ($)
Tony D. Whitaker

Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions (First Federal of Hazard)

34.17   $1,071,000  
R. Clay Hulette

Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions (First Federal of Frankfort)

8.58   22,000  
Don D. Jennings

Pentegra Defined Benefit Plan for Financial Institutions (First Federal of Frankfort)

15.83   35,000  

     Retirement Plan. First Federal of Hazard employees, including Mr. Whitaker, participate in the Financial Institution Retirement Plan (the “Retirement Plan”) to provide retirement benefits for eligible employees. Messrs. Jennings and Hulette participate in a similar plan for First Federal of Frankfort employees. Employees are eligible to participate in the Retirement Plan after the completion of one year of employment and attainment of age 21. The formula for normal retirement benefits payable annually is 2%, under the First Federal of Hazard Retirement Plan, and 1.25%, under the First Federal of Frankfort Retirement Plan, of the average of the participant’s highest five years of compensation multiplied by the participant’s years of service. Participants in the First Federal of Hazard Retirement Plan may also receive a reduced early retirement benefit under the Retirement Plan upon attainment of age 45 and satisfaction of the Retirement Plan’s vesting requirements. Participants generally have no vested interest in Retirement Benefits prior to their completion of five years of service. Following the completion of five years of vesting service, or upon attainment of age 65, death or termination of employment due to disability, participants automatically become 100% vested in their accrued benefit under the Retirement Plan. The amounts of benefits paid under the Retirement Plan are not reduced for any social security benefit payable to participants. Benefits under the First Federal of Frankfort Retirement Plan may be paid in a lump sum, while the First Federal of Hazard Retirement Plan does not allow for a lump sum payment of accrued benefits; however, Mr. Whitaker may elect to be paid in a lump sum as a result of previous participation in a comparable plan at another institution.

     The present value of accumulated benefits shown on the table above for the indicated Retirement Plan is calculated using the accrued benefit multiplied by a present value factor based on an assumed age 65 retirement date, the 1994 Group Annuity Mortality table projected five years and an interest rate of 5.00% for 50% of the benefit and 7.75% for 50% of the benefit, discounted to current age at an assumed interest rate of 7.75%.

     Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan. First Federal of Hazard has implemented a supplemental executive retirement plan (“SERP”) to provide for supplemental retirement benefits with respect to the employee stock ownership plan (“ESOP”) and retirement plan. The SERP provides participating executives with benefits otherwise limited by certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code or the terms of the ESOP loan. Specifically, the SERP will provide benefits to designated officers that cannot be provided under the pension plan or the ESOP as a result of limitations imposed by the Internal Revenue Code, but that would have been provided under such plans, but for these Internal Revenue Code limitations. In addition to providing for benefits lost under tax-qualified plans as a result of the Internal Revenue Code limitations, the SERP will also provide supplemental benefits upon a change of control prior to the scheduled repayment of the ESOP loan. Generally, upon a change in control, the SERP will provide participants with a benefit equal to what they would have received under the ESOP, had they remained employed throughout the term of the loan, less the benefits actually provided under the ESOP on the participant’s behalf. A participant’s benefits generally become payable upon a change in control of Kentucky First or its subsidiaries. The Board has designated Tony D. Whitaker as a participant in the SERP.


     First Federal of Hazard may utilize a grantor trust in connection with the SERP, in order to set aside funds that ultimately may be used to pay benefits under the SERP. The assets of the grantor trust will remain subject to the claims of general creditors in the event of insolvency, until paid to a participant according to the terms of the SERP. No amounts have been accrued to date under the SERP for Mr. Whitaker.

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