June 23, 1995
Mr. G. L. Nichols
EVP and Chief Operating Officer
CSX Transportation, Inc.
This will confirm our understanding of the terms of a special incentive
opportunity which has been established for you.
Accomplishment of part or all of the following by December 31, 1997 will qualify
you for an award of up to 5,000 shares of CSX stock, payable in February of
1. Achievement of a Safety Frequency Index of 1.0 or better for the Operating
Department for the 1997 calendar year,
2. Achievement of a 75 percent Operating Ratio for the 1997 calendar year,
3. Reduction in customer complaints by 20% over the January- June 1995 average,
4. PIT savings of $412 million during the 1995-1997 period,
5. Substantial improvements in customer service measures, e.g., dock-to-dock
performance, Intermodal service, and Q train performance, and,
6. Accomplishment of your key MICP goals during the 1995-1997 plan years.
Payment of this special incentive will be contingent upon your continuous
employment through December 1997 and approval by John W. Snow, Chairman and CEO,
and the CSX Board of Directors. Dividends will not be paid on the 5,000 shares
until they are awarded.
Please indicate your concurrence with these terms by signing below. I look
forward to working with you to accomplish these challenging objectives.
A. R. Carpenter
Accepted: G. L. Nichols, EVP and Chief Operating Officer