This excerpt taken from the TECD 10-Q filed Jun 8, 2006.
The Committee may, whether at the time of grant or at anytime thereafter prior to payment or settlement, require a Participant to defer, or permit (subject to such conditions as the Committee may from time to time establish) a Participant to elect to defer, receipt of all or any portion of any payment of cash or shares of Common Stock that would otherwise be due to such Participant in payment or settlement of any Award under the Plan. If any such deferral is required by the Committee (or is elected by the Participant with the permission of the Committee), the Committee shall establish rules and procedures for such payment deferrals intended to cause the deferral to be either exempt from or in compliance with the rules and regulations of Section 409A of the Code. In any event, neither the Committee nor the Board shall have the authority to establish rules or procedures that would cause an Award that is not intended to be subject to Section 409A of the Code on the grant date to become subject thereto. The Committee may provide for the payment or crediting of interest, at such rate or rates as it shall in its discretion deem appropriate, on such deferred amounts credited in cash and the payment or crediting of dividend equivalents in respect of deferred amounts credited in Common Stock Equivalents. Deferred amounts may be paid in a lump sum or in installments in the manner and to the extent permitted, and in accordance with rules and procedures established, by the Committee.