This excerpt taken from the ROST 10-Q filed Jun 11, 2008.
SEVENTH AMENDMENT TO THE
This Seventh Amendment to the Independent Contractor Consultancy Agreement (the Seventh Amendment) is made and entered into by and between Ross Stores, Inc. (the Company) and Norman A. Ferber (the Contractor). For the purposes of this agreement, the Company includes subsidiaries, parents and affiliates of Ross Stores, Inc. The Company and Contractor previously entered into an Independent Contractor Consultancy Agreement that originally 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, 2009 through six successive Amendments to the Consultancy Agreement (together, the Consulting Agreement). It is now the intention of the Company and the Contractor to further amend the Consulting Agreement as set forth below. Accordingly, the Company and the Contractor now agree as follows: