This excerpt taken from the ROST DEF 14A filed Apr 14, 2008.
NON-QUALIFIED DEFERRED COMPENSATION
The following table provides information with respect to the NEOs concerning their participation in the Companys Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan and their activity in terms of contributions, aggregate earnings and any withdrawal activity during the year, and their account balances as of February 2, 2008. The Company made no contributions to the earnings reflected in the table during fiscal 2007.
Under the terms of the Companys Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan (the NQDC Plan), all executive officers and vice presidents are eligible to defer up to 100% of their base salary and up to 100% of their annual incentive bonus earned during the year, at their election. The executive can choose from a variety of investment options under the NQDC Plan. Individual contributions and associated earnings may be deferred, without any distributions, for a maximum period of up to twelve months after the executive officers termination from the Company, at which time the aggregate balance in the executives NQDC Plan account pays out either in a lump sum or in annual installments of up to a maximum of ten years, as elected by the executive.
Executive officers are eligible for a Company match for their NQDC Plan contributions to the extent that the executive officer did not receive the full Company match for which employees are eligible under the Companys 401(k) Plan. In fiscal 2007, none of our NEOs received such a match.