This excerpt taken from the SYY DEF 14A filed Oct 7, 2008.
3.1 Designation of Participants. The Committee shall determine and designate from time to time those employees of the Company and its Subsidiaries who are to be granted Performance Units (and who thereby become Participants) and the number of Performance Units to be granted to each Participant.
3.2 Awards. Performance Units shall be granted by the Committee by a written notification to Participants evidencing the Award in such form as the Committee shall approve, which notification shall comply with and be subject to the terms and conditions of this Plan. Further Performance Units may be granted by the Committee from time to time to Participants, so long as this Plan shall continue in full force and effect.