Pay-For-Results Short-Term Bonus Plan - Hewlett-Packard Co.
PAY-FOR-RESULTS SHORT-TERM BONUS PLAN
(EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2000)
1. PURPOSE. The purpose of the Hewlett-Packard Company Pay-For-Results
Short-Term Bonus Plan is to provide certain employees of Hewlett-Packard Company
and its subsidiaries with incentive compensation based upon the level of
achievement of financial, business and other performance criteria.
2. DEFINITIONS. As used in the Plan, the following terms shall have the
meanings set forth below:
(a) "AFFILIATE" shall mean (i) any entity that, directly or
indirectly, is controlled by the Company and (ii) any entity in
which the Company has a significant equity interest, in either
case as determined by the Committee.
(b) "AFM" shall mean the Company's Accounting and Financial Manual,
as posted from time to time on the Company's internal web site.
(c) "BOARD" shall mean the Board of Directors of the Company.
(d) "BONUS" shall mean a cash payment, which may be an addition to
Eligible Earnings, made pursuant to the Plan with respect to a
particular Performance Period. The amount of a Bonus may be less
than, equal to or greater than the Target Bonus; provided,
however, that a Bonus shall not be greater than an amount equal
to three hundred percent (300%) of the Target Bonus.
(e) "CODE" shall mean the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the
regulations promulgated thereunder, all as amended from time to
time, and any successors thereto.
(f) "COMMITTEE" shall mean the Committee designated pursuant to
Section 4 of the Plan.
(g) "COMPANY" shall mean Hewlett-Packard Company, a Delaware
(h) "ELIGIBLE EARNINGS" shall mean the annual base rate of cash
compensation excluding discretionary or contractual bonuses,
actual commissions/bonus payments paid to commissioned employees
pursuant to an incentive plan, Bonuses, Target Bonuses, payments
under the Hewlett-Packard Company Employee Benefits Organization
Income Protection Plan and the Hewlett-Packard Company
Supplemental Income Protection Plan, or any other additional
compensation. Eligible Earnings may be modified in accordance
with local law or requirements.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to an employee
described in Section 9(a) who is promoted into a position that is
eligible for participation in the Plan from a position that was
eligible for participation in the Company Performance Bonus Plan,
actual commissions/bonuses payable pursuant to an incentive plan
(other than the Company Performance Bonus Plan) will be included
in Eligible Earnings.
(i) "FISCAL YEAR" shall mean the twelve-month period from November 1
through October 31.
(j) "NET ORDER DOLLARS" shall be as defined in the Company's
Corporate Marketing Policy, as posted on the Company's internal
web site at the start of the Performance Period.
(k) "NET PROFIT DOLLARS" shall be as defined in the AFM at the start
of the Performance Period.
(l) "NET PROFIT GROWTH" shall be, with respect to any Performance
Period, as defined by the Committee, in its sole discretion.
(m) "NET REVENUE DOLLARS" shall be as defined in the AFM at the start
of the Performance Period.
(n) "PARTICIPANT" shall mean each salaried employee of the Company or
its Affiliates in active service whose position is designated, or
who is individually designated, as eligible for participation in
the Plan; subject to Section 3.
(o) "PERFORMANCE MEASURE" shall mean any measurable criteria tied to
the Company's success that the Committee may determine,
including, but not limited to, Net Order Dollars, Net Profit
Dollars, Net Profit Growth, Net Revenue Dollars, Revenue Growth,
individual performance, other Company and business unit financial
objectives, customer satisfaction indicators and operational
(p) "PERFORMANCE PERIOD" shall mean a six-month period of time based
upon the halves of the Company's Fiscal Year, or such other time
period as shall be determined by the Committee.
(q) "PLAN" shall mean the Hewlett-Packard Company Pay-For-Results
Short-Term Bonus Plan as amended from time to time.
(r) "REVENUE GROWTH" shall be, with respect to any Performance
Period, as defined by the Committee, in its sole discretion.
(s) "TARGET BONUS" shall mean a Bonus amount that may be paid if 100%
of the targets for all applicable Performance Measures are
achieved in the Performance Period. The Target Bonus shall be
equal to a fixed percentage of the Participant's Eligible
Earnings for such Performance Period. Such percentage shall be
determined by the Committee prior to the beginning of the
3. ELIGIBILITY. Persons employed by the Company or any of its Affiliates
during a Performance Period and in active service are eligible to be
Participants under the Plan for such Performance Period (whether or not so
employed or living at the date a Bonus payment is made) and may be considered
for a Bonus. An individual is not rendered ineligible to be a Participant by
reason of being a member of the Board. The Committee shall have sole authority
to designate the positions and/or the individuals eligible for participation in
the Plan for any given Performance Period; provided that the Committee, in its
sole discretion, may delegate to certain person(s) or to a committee, the
authority to designate some or all of such positions and/or individuals, and/or
to exclude from participation individuals who would otherwise be Participants
because their positions have been designated as eligible for participation in
(a) Unless otherwise designated by the Board, the Compensation
Committee of the Board shall be the Committee under the Plan. A
director may serve as a member or an alternate member of the
Committee only during periods in which the director is an
"outside director" as described in Code Section 162(m). The
Committee shall have full power and authority to construe,
interpret and administer the Plan. It may issue rules and
regulations for administration of the Plan and shall meet at such
times and places as it may determine. A majority of the members
of the Committee shall constitute a quorum and all decisions of
the Committee shall be final, conclusive and binding upon all
parties, including the Company, its stockholders, employees and
Participants. The Committee may delegate to certain person(s) or
to a committee the authority to administer the Plan, to the
extent specified by the Committee at the time of delegation, and
subject to modification at any time thereafter. The decisions of
such person(s) or committee shall similarly be final, conclusive
and binding upon all parties.
(b) The expenses of the administration of the Plan shall be borne by
5. TERM. Subject to Section 11(g), the Plan shall be effective for the
period November 1, 2000 through April 30, 2001; and thereafter shall be
applicable for future Fiscal Years of the Company unless amended or terminated
by the Board or the Committee pursuant to Section 11(e).
6. BONUSES. Prior to the beginning of each Performance Period, the
Committee or, if applicable, the Committee's delegate, shall designate or
approve (a) the positions or employees who will be Participants for a
Performance Period, (b) the minimum and maximum Bonuses and the Target Bonuses
for specific jobs, job families, or job levels, (c) the applicable Performance
Measures and combination of Performance Measures and percentages allocated to
the applicable Performance Measures at different organization levels; and
(d) the Performance Period. Performance measures in addition to those designated
or approved prior to the beginning of a period may only be used if approved by
7. DETERMINATION OF AMOUNT OF BONUS.
(a) CALCULATION. As soon as administratively practicable after the end of
the relevant Performance Period, the Committee, or, if applicable,
the Committee's delegate, shall determine the amount of the Bonus for
each Participant by:
(i) Determining the actual performance results for each
(ii) Determining the amount to which each Participant is entitled
based on the percentage allocated by the Committee to each
Performance Measure against the Target Bonus for each
(iii) Certifying by resolution duly adopted by the Committee (or
equivalent action by the Committee's delegate) the value of
the Bonus for each Participant so determined.
(b) ADJUSTMENTS TO BONUSES. In its sole discretion, the Committee or, if
applicable, the Committee's delegate, may, but is not required to,
make an adjustment to a Participant's Bonus to take into account:
(i) acquisitions and investments; (ii) divestitures; (iii) major
change(s) in U.S. accounting principles and/or (iv) major
reorganization(s) within the Company if such situation(s) or
event(s): (A) impacted the applicable Performance Period; (B) was not
already taken into account in the Participant's Performance Measures
for such period; and (C) exceeded U.S. $50 million: Only the
Committee, in its sole discretion, may approve any other adjustments
to a Participant's Bonus during a Performance Period.
8. PAYMENT OF BONUSES.
(a) Payment of a Bonus to a Participant shall be made as soon as
practicable after determination of the amount of the Bonus under
Section 7 above, and after the Committee has approved the
aggregate bonus payout amount for the Performance Period, except
to the extent a Participant who is eligible to participate in the
Hewlett-Packard Company Executive Deferred Compensation Plan has
made a timely election to defer the payment of all or any part of
the portion of such Bonus under such plan.
(b) A Participant will forfeit any Bonus for a Performance Period
during which he or she is involuntarily terminated for cause or
voluntarily terminates his or her employment with the Company for
any reason, except as otherwise provided in Section 8(c) below.
(c) The payment of a Bonus with respect to a specific Performance
Period requires that the Participant be on the Company's payroll
as of the end of such Performance Period; subject to the
(i) NON-PAY STATUS. A Participant who continues to be on
approved non-pay status through the end of the Performance
Period will receive a bonus payment if return to work is
within the maximum period approved by the Company for the
non-pay status. If the non-pay status results in a leave of
absence or termination, guidelines governing those
situations will apply.
(ii) LEAVE OF ABSENCE. A Participant will receive a bonus payment
while on an approved leave of absence even if the leave
began prior to the end of the Performance Period. The Bonus
will be based on the Participant's Eligible Earnings for the
Performance Period. While on an approved medical leave of
absence, accrual of Eligible Earnings will continue for as
long as the employee is integrating disability benefits with
flexible time off (FTO) hours, or sick or vacation hours.
Only the FTO or sick or vacation hours will be included in
(iii) WORK-RELATED ILLNESS/INJURY. A Participant who cannot work
due to a work-related injury/illness and who may be drawing
Workers' Compensation benefits will be placed on medical
leave from the last day worked. While on leave, a
Participant will receive a bonus payment even if the leave
began prior to the end of the Performance Period.
(iv) RETIREMENT. If the reason for a Participant's termination of
employment prior to the end of a Performance Period is his
or her retirement at the age and service-year level set by
the Company or the local law requirements where the
Participant is employed, any Bonus will be prorated based
upon the employee's time spent actively at work prior to his
or her retirement date.
(v) DEATH. If a Participant dies prior to the end of a
Performance Period or after the end of a Performance Period
but prior to payment, any Bonus will be paid to the
Participant's estate and will be based on the Participant's
Eligible Earnings for the Performance Period.
(d) Payments of Bonuses to Participants who are on the payroll of
Affiliates of the Company shall be paid directly by such entities.
9. CHANGES IN STATUS
(a) If prior to the end of a Performance Period, a person is hired
into a position previously designated by the Committee for
participation under the Plan, that person will commence
participation in the Plan on a prorated basis from the date of
hire. If an employee is promoted into such a position from a
position that was eligible for participation in the Company
Performance Bonus Plan or the ESS Invent Your Future Program, he
or she will be considered to have been a Participant in this Plan
from the beginning of the Performance Period or, if later, from
the date of hire.
(b) If a Participant transfers from one eligible position to another
prior to the end of a Performance Period, any Bonus will be based
on performance as it relates to the latest position occupied.
(c) If prior to the end of a Performance Period, a Participant
transfers into a position that is not eligible for participation
under the Plan, the employee will not receive a Bonus under the
10. COMMITTEE DISCRETION. Notwithstanding any other provision of this
Plan, the Committee may, in the exercise of its sole discretion and based on any
factors the Committee deems appropriate, reduce or eliminate to zero the amount
of a Bonus to a Participant otherwise calculated in accordance with the
provisions of Section 7(a) prior to payment thereof. The Committee shall make a
determination of whether and to what extent to reduce Bonuses under the Plan for
each Performance Period at such time or times following the close of the
Performance Period as the Committee shall deem appropriate. The reduction in the
amount of a Bonus to a Participant for a Performance Period shall have no effect
on the amount of the Bonus to any other Participant for such period.
(a) NO ASSIGNMENT. No portion of any Bonus under the Plan may be assigned
or transferred otherwise than by will or the laws of descent and
distribution prior to the payment thereof.
(b) TAX REQUIREMENTS. All payments made pursuant to the Plan or deferred
pursuant to Section 8(a) shall be subject to all applicable taxes or
contributions required by federal, state or local law to be withheld,
in accordance with the procedures to be established by the Committee.
(c) NO ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANT RIGHTS. The selection of an individual for
participation in the Plan shall not give such Participant any right
to be retained in the employ of the Company or any of its Affiliates,
and the right of the Company and any such Affiliate to dismiss such
Participant or to terminate any arrangement pursuant to which any
such Participant provides services to the Company, with or without
cause, is specifically reserved. No person shall have claim to a
Bonus under the Plan, except as otherwise provided for herein, or to
continued participation under the Plan. There is no obligation for
uniformity of treatment of Participants under the Plan. The benefits
provided for Participants under the Plan shall be in addition to and
shall in no way preclude other forms of compensation to or in respect
of such Participants. It is expressly agreed and understood that the
employment is terminable at the will of either party and, if such
Participant is a party to an employment contract with the Company or
one of its Affiliates, in accordance with the terms and conditions of
the Participant's employment contract.
(d) LIABILITY. The Board and the Committee shall be entitled to rely on
the advice of counsel and other experts, including the independent
auditors for the Company. No member of the Board or of the Committee,
any officers of the Company or its Affiliates or any of their
designees shall be liable for any act or failure to act under the
Plan, except in circumstances involving bad faith on the part of such
member, officer or designee.
(e) AMENDMENT; SUSPENSION; TERMINATION. The Board or Committee may, at
any time and from time to time, amend, suspend or terminate the Plan
or any part of the Plan as it may deem proper and in the best
interests of the Company. In the case of Participants employed
outside the United States, the Board, the Committee or their
designees may vary the provisions of the Plan as deemed appropriate
to conform with local laws, practices and procedures. In addition,
the Executive Committee of the Board or any of the General Counsel,
Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Company is authorized to make
certain minor or administrative changes required by or made desirable
by government regulation. Any modification of the Plan may affect
present and future Participants and the amount of any Bonus
(f) OTHER COMPENSATION ARRANGEMENTS. Nothing contained in the Plan shall
prevent the Company or any Affiliate of the Company from adopting or
continuing in effect other compensation arrangements, which
arrangements may be either generally applicable or applicable only in
(g) GOVERNING LAW. The validity, construction and effect of the Plan and
any rules and regulations relating to the Plan shall be determined in
accordance with the laws of the State of Delaware and applicable
(h) SEVERABILITY. If any portion of this Plan is deemed to be in conflict
with local law, that portion of the Plan, and that portion only, will
be deemed null and void under that local law. All other provisions of
the Plan will remain in full effect.
(i) NO TRUST. Neither the Plan nor any Bonus shall create or be construed
to create a trust or separate fund of any kind or a fiduciary
relationship between the Company or any Participant. To the extent
that the Participant acquires a right to receive payments from the
Company in respect of any Bonus, such right shall be no greater than
the right of any unsecured general creditor of the Company.
(j) DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARIES. A Participant may, if the Committee
permits, designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries to receive all or
part of the Bonuses which may be paid to the Participant, or may be
payable, after such Participant's death. A designation of beneficiary
shall be made in accordance with procedures specified by the Company
and may be replaced by a new designation or may be revoked by the
Participant at any time. In case of the Participant's death, a Bonus
with respect to which a designation of beneficiary has been made (to
the extent it is valid and enforceable under applicable law) shall be
paid to the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries. Any Bonus
granted or payable to a Participant who is deceased and not subject
to such a designation shall be distributed to the Participant's
estate. If there shall be any question as to the legal right of any
beneficiary to receive a Bonus under the Plan, the amount in question
may be paid to the estate of the Participant, in which event the
Company or its Affiliates shall have no further liability to anyone
with respect to such amount.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Company has caused this Plan to be adopted this 16th
day of November, 2000, effective November 1, 2000.
/s/ PHILIP M. CONDIT
Philip M. Condit
Chair, Compensation Committee