Brush Engineered Materials Inc. and Subsidiaries
Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP)
Performance Period January 1,
through December 31, 2007
The Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) provides incentive compensation to eligible employees based primarily on financial performance over multi-year periods.
Performance Period: January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2007.
Business Unit Performance: The Plan has designated the following Business Units for the Performance Period:
Each business unit has defined financial measures which have been approved by the Organization and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. These measures are expressed as a threshold, target and maximum.
Base Compensation: The participantís annual base salary in effect at the start of the Performance Period.
Participants include those individuals who are approved by the Organization and Compensation Committee of the Board to participate.
Following the beginning of the Performance
Period, new hires or individuals who are promoted with significant additional
responsibilities prior to July 1, 2005, may be
eligible for participation. Such participation must be confirmed by the Organization and Compensation Committee of the Board. The eligibility of employees hired after June 30, 2005, will not be considered until the subsequent Performance Period.
Participants must be employed on the last day of the Performance Period in order to be eligible for an award. If a participant retires under a Company pension plan, any award will be prorated based on time employed during the Performance Period.
Should a participant die or become permanently disabled or should there occur a Parent Company Change in Control, the participant (or their spouse or estate) shall receive full payment of the award for the entire Performance Period at the Target level.
IV. Performance Award Opportunity
The Organization and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors will establish Threshold, Target and Maximum financial target levels for corporate and each business unit.
The award opportunity for each eligible participant will be approved by either the Organization and Compensation Committee or Senior Management.
For the entire Performance Period 2005 through 2007, the target opportunity will be a single (1x) opportunity for Corporate and all business units.
Awards will commence once the Threshold level has been attained. 100% of the opportunity will be awarded at Target and 150% will be awarded at Maximum. Award amounts for levels of achievement between Threshold and Target and between Target and Maximum will be prorated according to the approved target schedule.
LTIP targets have been established on the basis of cumulative operating profit. The targets are attached hereto as Exhibit A.
Awards will be prorated for transfers between business units and/or corporate during the Performance Period, assuming grade level remains the same. Such proration will be determined by the length of service in each unit during the Performance Period.
This is a performance share plan and, as such, payouts will be made in performance shares to participants no later than March 15 of the year following the Performance Period.
VI. General Provisions
The Board of Directors, through its Organization and Compensation Committee, shall have final and conclusive authority for interpretation, application and possible modification of this Plan or its established targets. The Board of Directors reserves the right to amend or terminate the Plan at any time.
This plan is not a contract of employment.