This excerpt taken from the RCL 10-K filed Feb 24, 2009.
4. BONUS AWARD PAYMENTS
Bonus awards will normally be payable as soon as possible after the determination of year-end audited financial results, after approval by the Compensation Committee. It is the intention of the Company that bonus award payments, under this Plan will not be subject to Section 409(A) of the Internal Revenue Code. Bonus awards will be paid in cash and will be calculated using the Participants base salary on December 31.
If the Participant is not employed by the Company on the December 31 before the date the bonus award payment is made, the bonus is forfeited. In the case of involuntary termination of employment, retirement, permanent disability, death, lay-off, or transfer to an affiliate of the Company, a pro-rata share of the bonus award for the year may be made at the sole discretion of the Compensation Committee.
If the Participant is on a leave of absence (LOA) the bonus may be pro-rated for the portion of the Plan Year that was worked.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this plan, the issuance of bonus awards is at the sole discretion of the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee at its sole discretion, may increase, decrease or withhold bonus awards.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Amendment is being executed as of the 11 th day of November, 2008.