This excerpt taken from the ROST 10-K filed Apr 14, 2005.
FIFTH AMENDMENT TO THE
This Fifth Amendment to the Independent Contractor Consultancy Agreement (the Consultancy Agreement) is made and entered into by and between Ross Stores, Inc. (the Company) and Norman A. Ferber (the Contractor) The Company and the Contractor previously entered into an Independent Contractor Consultancy Agreement that became effective February 1, 2000 and continued in effect until January 31, 2001. The original Consultancy Agreement was extended from February 1, 2001 until January 31, 2005 in the four following Amendments to the Independent Contractor Consultancy Agreement. It is now the intention of the Company and the Contractor to further amend these agreements as set forth below. Accordingly, the Company and the Contractor now amend the agreements as follows: