WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED

ANNUAL PERFORMANCE BASED INCENTIVE PLAN

FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

 

PURPOSE

 

The WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED Annual Performance Based Incentive Plan for Executive Officers (the “Plan”) is an annual short-term incentive plan designed to reward executive officers of WYNN RESORTS, LIMITED (the “Company”), for achieving preestablished corporate performance goals. The Plan is intended to provide an incentive for superior performance and to motivate participating officers toward the highest levels of achievement and business results, to tie their goals and interests to those of the Company and its stockholders, and to enable the Company to attract and retain highly qualified executive officers. The Plan is also intended to preserve the Company’s tax deduction for bonus compensation paid to executive officers by meeting the requirements for performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”).

 

ARTICLE 1

ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION

 

Section 1.1    Participation in the Plan is limited to those executive officers of the Company who are “covered employees” as defined under Section 162(m) of the Code. At or prior to the time that performance objectives for a “Performance Period” are established, as defined in Section 2.2 below, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) will designate which executive officers shall participate in the Plan for such Performance Period (the “Participants”).

 

ARTICLE 2

PLAN YEAR, PERFORMANCE PERIODS AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

 

Section 2.1    The performance period with respect to which bonuses shall be calculated and paid under the Plan (the “Performance Period”) shall generally be the fiscal year beginning on January 1 and ending on December 31 (the “Plan Year”); provided, however, that the Committee shall have the authority to designate different Performance Periods under the Plan.

 

Section 2.2    Within the first ninety days of each Performance Period, the Committee shall establish in writing, with respect to such Performance Period, one or more performance goals, a specific target objective or objectives with respect to such performance goals, and an objective formula or method for computing the amount of bonus compensation awardable to each Participant if the performance goals are attained. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, for any Performance Period, such goals, objectives and formulae must be established within that number of days, beginning on the first day of such Performance Period, which is no more than twenty-five percent of the total number of days in such Performance Period.

 

Section 2.3    Performance goals shall be based upon one or more of the following business criteria for the Company as a whole or any of its subsidiaries or operating units: stock price; market share; gross revenue; gross margin; pretax operating income; cash flow; earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization; earnings per share; return on equity; return on invested capital or assets; return on revenues; cost reductions and savings; productivity including, but not limited to, the ability to complete major capital projects on time and within budget, and the ability to successfully meet objective project milestones during the performance year; equity capital raised; consummation of debt and equity offerings; asset management (e.g. inventory and

 

receivable levels); compliance with contractual and legal requirements; customer satisfaction; employee satisfaction; or, any increase or decrease of one or more of the foregoing over a specified period. In addition, performance goals may be based upon a Participant’s attainment of personal goals with respect to any of the foregoing performance goals, negotiating transactions and sales, or developing long-term business goals. Measurements of the Company’s or a Participant’s performance against the performance goals established by the Committee shall be objectively determinable and, to the extent they are expressed in standard accounting terms, shall be determined according to generally accepted accounting principles as in existence on the date on which the performance goals are established. The Committee shall have the authority to make appropriate adjustments in performance goals to reflect the impact of extraordinary items not reflected in such goals. For purposes of the Plan, extraordinary items shall be defined as (1) any profit or loss attributable to acquisitions or dispositions of stock or assets, (2) any changes in accounting standards or treatments that may be required or permitted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board or adopted by the Company or its subsidiaries after the goal is established, (3) all items of gain, loss or expense for the year related to restructuring charges for the Company or its subsidiaries, (4) all items of gain, loss or expense for the year determined to be extraordinary or unusual in nature or infrequent in occurrence or related to the disposal of a segment of a business, (5) all items of gain, loss or expense for the year related to discontinued operations that do not qualify as a segment of a business as defined in APB Opinion No. 30 (or successor literature), (6) the impact of capital expenditures, (7) the impact of share repurchases and other changes in the number of outstanding shares, and (8) such other items as may be prescribed by Section 162(m) of the Code and the treasury regulations thereunder as may be in effect from time to time, and any amendments, revisions or successor provisions and any changes thereto.

 

ARTICLE 3

DETERMINATION OF BONUS AWARDS

 

Section 3.1    As soon as practicable after the end of each Performance Period (or such sooner time as the performance goals have been met), the Committee shall certify in writing to what extent the Company and the Participants have achieved the performance goal or goals for such Performance Period, including the specific target objectives and the satisfaction of any other material terms of the bonus award, and the Committee shall calculate the amount of each Participant’s bonus for such Performance Period based upon the performance goals, objectives, and computation formulae for such Performance Period established pursuant to Section 2.2 above. The Committee shall have no discretion to increase the amount of any Participant’s bonus as so determined, but may reduce or totally eliminate any Participant’s bonus if it determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such a reduction or elimination is appropriate with respect to the Participant’s performance or any other factors material to the goals, purposes, and administration of the Plan.

 

Section 3.2    No Participant’s bonus for any Plan Year shall exceed the lesser of (a) $7,500,000 and (b) (I) in the case of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, 250% of the participant’s “average base annual salary” over the applicable performance period, and (II) in the case of all other participants, up to a maximum of 200% of the participant’s “average base annual salary” over the applicable performance period.

 

Section 3.3    The average base annual salary of a Participant shall be the average of a Participant’s base annual salary as in effect as of (a) the first day of such Performance Period, and (b) the date the Committee shall establish the performance goals, objectives and computation formulae for such Performance Period pursuant to Section 2.2 above.

 

ARTICLE 4

PAYMENT OF BONUS AWARDS

 

Section 4.1    Approved bonus awards shall be payable by the Company in cash, stock, or options, or a combination thereof, to each Participant, or to the Participant’s estate in the event of the Participant’s death, as soon as practicable after the Committee has certified in writing pursuant to Section 3.1 that the relevant performance goals were achieved.

 

Section 4.2    A bonus award that would otherwise be payable to a Participant who is not employed by the Company or one of its subsidiaries on the last day of a Performance Period or on such sooner date as the performance goals have been met may be prorated or not paid in the discretion of the CEO, except in the case of a bonus award payable to the CEO in which case the decision will be made in the discretion of the Committee.

 

ARTICLE 5

OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Section 5.1    No bonus awards shall be paid under the Plan unless and until the material terms (within the meaning of the Code and regulations promulgated thereunder) of the Plan, including the business criteria described in Section 2.3 above, are approved by the stockholders in accordance with Section 6.7 below.

 

Section 5.2    No person shall have any legal claim to be granted a bonus award under the Plan and the Committee shall have no obligation to treat Participants uniformly. Except as may be otherwise required by law, bonus awards under the Plan shall not be subject in any manner to anticipation, alienation, sale, transfer, assignment, pledge, encumbrance, charge, garnishment, execution or levy of any kind, either voluntary or involuntary. Bonuses awarded under the Plan shall be payable from the general assets of the Company and no Participant shall have any claim with respect to any specific assets of the Company.

 

Section 5.3    Neither the Plan nor any action taken under the Plan shall be construed as giving any employee the right to be retained in the employ of the Company or any subsidiary or to obligate the Company or any subsidiary to maintain any employee’s compensation at any level.

 

Section 5.4    The Company or any of its subsidiaries may deduct from any award any applicable withholding taxes or any amounts owed by the employee to the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

 

Section 5.5    The Plan and the granting and payment of bonus awards, and the other obligations of the Company under the Plan shall be subject to all applicable federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and to such approvals by any regulatory or governmental agency as may be required.

 

Section 5.6    Bonus awards shall not be transferable by a Participant except upon the Participant’s death following the end of the performance period but prior to the date payment is made, in which case the bonus award shall be transferable by will or the laws of descent and distribution.

 

Section 5.7    The Plan is intended to constitute an “unfunded” plan for incentive and deferred compensation. With respect to any payments not yet made to a Participant pursuant to a bonus award, nothing contained in the Plan or any bonus award shall give any such Participant any rights that are greater than those of a general creditor of the Company.

 

ARTICLE 6

ADMINISTRATION

 

Section 6.1    All members of the Committee shall be persons who qualify as “outside directors” as defined under Section 162(m) of the Code. Until changed by the Board, the Compensation Committee of the Board shall constitute the Committee hereunder.

 

Section 6.2    The Committee shall have full power and authority to administer and interpret the provisions of the Plan and to adopt such rules, regulations, agreements, guidelines and instruments for the administration of the Plan and for the conduct of its business as the Committee deems necessary or advisable.

 

Section 6.3    Except with respect to matters which under the Code are required to be determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Committee, the Committee shall have full power to delegate to any officer or employee of the Company the authority to administer and interpret the procedural aspects of the Plan, subject to the Plan’s terms, including adopting and enforcing rules to decide procedural and administrative issues.

 

Section 6.4    The Committee may rely on opinions, reports or statements of officers or employees of the Company or any subsidiary thereof and of Company counsel (inside or retained counsel), public accountants and other professional or expert persons.

 

Section 6.5    The Board reserves the right to amend or terminate the Plan in whole or in part at any time. Unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, any amendment required to conform the Plan to the requirements of the Code may be made by the Committee. No amendment may be made to the class of individuals who are eligible to participate in the Plan, the performance criteria specified in Section 2.3 or the maximum bonus payable to any Participant as specified in Section 3.2 without stockholder approval unless stockholder approval is not required in order for bonuses paid to Participants to constitute qualified performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code.

 

Section 6.6    The place of administration of the Plan shall be the State of Nevada, and the validity, construction, interpretation, administration and effect of the Plan and of its rules and regulations, and rights relating to the Plan, shall be determined solely in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada (without giving effect to conflicts of law principles).

 

Section 6.7    The Plan shall take effect upon its adoption by the Board; provided, however, that the Plan shall be subject to the requisite approval of the stockholders of the Company in order to comply with Section 162(m) of the Code. In the absence of such approval, the Plan (and any bonus awards made pursuant to the Plan prior to the date of such approval) shall be null and void.

 

Section 6.8    The Plan is designed and intended to comply, to the extent applicable, with Section 162(m) of the Code, and all provisions hereof shall be construed in a manner to so comply.