This excerpt taken from the PATK 8-K filed Nov 20, 2009.
Terms of Performance Awards. Subject to the terms and provisions of this Plan, the Committee, at any time and from time to time, may grant Performance Awards to Participants in such amounts and upon such terms as the Committee shall determine. Performance Awards may be granted in the form of either Performance Shares or Performance Units. Each Award Agreement evidencing a Performance Award shall specify the number of Performance Shares or Performance Units subject thereto, the Performance Objective(s), the Performance Period applicable to the Award, and the other terms, conditions and restrictions of the Award which are not inconsistent with the terms of this Plan. The establishment of Performance Objectives with respect to the grant or vesting of any Performance Award to a Covered Employee intended to result in performance-based compensation for purposes of Code §162(m) shall follow procedures substantially equivalent to those set forth in Section 4.