These excerpts taken from the ROST 10-K filed Apr 1, 2008.
Amended and Restated on November 20, 2007
1. Purpose. The Amended and Restated Ross Stores, Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the Plan) is established to provide eligible employees of Ross Stores, Inc. (Ross) and any current or future parent or subsidiary corporation of Ross (collectively referred to as the Company) with an opportunity to acquire a proprietary interest in the Company by the purchase of common stock of Ross. For purposes of this Plan, a parent corporation and a subsidiary corporation shall be as defined in section 424(e) and 424(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code). It is intended that the Plan shall qualify as an employee stock purchase plan under section 423 of the Code (including any future amendments or replacements of such section), and the Plan shall be so construed. Any term not expressly defined in the Plan but defined for purposes of section 423 of the Code shall have the same definition herein. The Plan, as amended and restated on November 20, 2007, is effective for Offering Periods commencing on or after January 1, 2008.
Amended and Restated on
1. Purpose. The Amended and Restated Ross