This excerpt taken from the PNC 10-K filed Mar 2, 2009.
WHO ARE NOT GRANDFATHERED PARTICIPANTS
An Account will be established and maintained for each Participant who is not a Grandfathered Participant to which credits will be allocated pursuant to the provisions of this Section 4. A Participants opening Account balance will be determined in the same manner as under the Pension Plan based on the Participants benefit accrued under the Prior Plan as of December 31, 1998.
As of each pay period, there will be credited to the Account of each such active Participant who is not an Initial SEG 06 Participant and who has earned Compensation during such pay period an amount determined as follows:
As of each pay period, there will be credited to the Account of each such active Participant who is an Initial SEG 06 Participant and who has earned Compensation during such pay period an amount determined as follows:
For purposes of the above two charts, age and Credited Service will be determined as of the last day of the preceding Plan Year. For purposes of determining the percentage of Compensation to be credited to a Participants Account, only complete years of Credited Service and age will be used; no partial years of age or Credited Service will be counted.
Beginning on January 1, 1999 and ending on December 31, 2008, as of each calendar quarter, Transitional Earnings Credits will be allocated to the Account of each active Participant who has earned Compensation during such calendar quarter. These Transitional Earnings Credits will apply to the following Participants and are determined as follows:
Only Participants employed by the Employer on January 1, 1999 are eligible for Transitional Earnings Credits. The rules applicable to Earnings Credits described in Section 4.2 also apply to these Transitional Earnings Credits.
Each calendar quarter, the determination, calculation and allocation of Interest Credits will occur in the manner described in subsection (b) below determined in accordance with subsection (a) below:
A Participant covered under this Section 4 may elect, pursuant to Section 10 of the Plan, to receive his or her benefit under this Plan in either a single lump-sum payment or in an annuity form of payment available under the Pension Plan, commencing in either case on the first day of the month coincident with or next following the six-month anniversary of the Vested Termination of Employment of the Participant (or in the case of a Participant who has incurred a Vested Termination of Employment as the result of a Total Disability, commencing on the first day of the month coincident with or next following the date on which the Participant attains the maximum age for which benefits could be payable to such Participant under the Employers applicable long-term disability plan as a result of such Total Disability, regardless of whether the Participant ceases to receive long-term disability benefits prior to attaining such maximum age). The form of benefit elected under this Plan may be different from the basis upon which a Participant receives his or her benefit under the Pension Plan. A Participant also may elect, pursuant to Section 10 of the Plan, to defer the commencement of the payment of his or her benefits.
The conversion of the Participants benefit under this plan to an annuity, and the calculation of the amounts of optional forms of benefit, will utilize the same adjustment factors as used in the Pension Plan for such purposes, and it is intended that these factors will be monitored and amended as necessary to meet the provisions of Treasury Regulation Section 3121(v)(2)-1(C)(2)(iii)(B)(3).
Upon the death of a Participant prior to payment or commencement of benefits under Section 4.5, but after completing five full years of Vesting Service, his or her Beneficiary will be entitled to a benefit in an amount equal to the Participants Accrued Benefit determined as of the date of his or her death.
The benefit will be distributed to the Participants Beneficiary or Beneficiaries in a single lump sum cash payment, with such distribution to be made within ninety (90) days after the Participants death.
Upon Vested Termination of Employment, a Participant who is not a Grandfathered Participant is entitled to a Minimum Benefit under the Plan. The Minimum Benefit is equal to the Participants benefit under the Prior Plan calculated as of December 31, 1998. If the Minimum Benefit exceeds the Participants benefit under Section 4, the Participant will receive the Minimum Benefit in lieu of the Section 4 benefit.