This excerpt taken from the PNC DEF 14A filed Mar 19, 2009.
Benefits Under Other Termination Scenarios
Equity. Under other termination scenarios, a named executive officer generally forfeits equity-based compensation, with the following exceptions. If the officer dies, his equity-based compensation is treated the same way as upon a change in control, except that his entitlement to a portion of his outstanding incentive performance units is subject to the discretion of the Personnel and Compensation Committee. His options will generally remain exercisable until the original option termination date.
Upon retirement, the outstanding stock options granted more than one year before retirement continue in effect in accordance with their original terms. For stock options granted more than six months but less than one year before retirement, one-third continue in effect in accordance with their original terms. The rest of the options are forfeited. Our Personnel and Compensation Committee has discretion to permit the vesting of restricted stock to accelerate. The committee also has the discretion to award an amount, payable on the originally scheduled payment date, for incentive performance units.
If the officers termination results from disability, his outstanding options vest, and he has three years to exercise them (but not past the original termination date). The restricted shares are treated the same as in retirement. The committee has discretion to award an amount, payable on the originally scheduled payment date, equal to the full incentive performance unit, without proration.
Severance Benefits. Under other termination scenarios, named executive officers are generally not entitled to severance benefits. There is no specific plan or program for this. The committee has discretion to provide severance benefits.