EX-10.1 2 q3fy18exhibit101.htm EXHIBIT 10.1 Exhibit

Exhibit 10.1


WHEREAS, Emerson Electric Co. (“Company”) desires to adopt the Supplemental Executive Savings Investment Restoration Plan II (“Plan”) to attract and retain selected executives and reflect the closing of participation in the Emerson Electric Co. Retirement Plan;
NOW, THEREFORE, the Plan is adopted, effective January 1, 2019, to read as follows:
A.    “Account” means the book entry account established for each Participant under Section IV.
B.    “Annual Election” means the agreement entered into between a Participant and the Company, on the form prescribed by the Company, in which the Participant elects the amount of Compensation to be deferred and such other matters as the Company shall determine from time to time.
C.    “Beneficiary” means the person designated to receive a death benefit under the Plan.
D.    “Change of Control” means a change in the ownership or effective control of a corporation or a change in the ownership of a substantial portion of the assets of a corporation under Code Section 409A to the fullest extent allowed by such Section and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
E.    “Code” means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
F.    “Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.
G.    “Company” means Emerson Electric Co., a Missouri Corporation.
H.    “Compensation” means, for any calendar year, all cash pay for such year received by an Employee from the Employer plus amounts contributed through a salary reduction arrangement to a qualified Plan which meets the requirements of Section 401(k) of the Code or to a cafeteria plan which meets the requirements of Section 125 of the Code, but excluding any reimbursed item, any payment under any Emerson Electric Co. Incentive Shares Plan or Emerson Electric Co. Stock Option Plan, any payment for a stock appreciation right, any payment deferred for more than one year and any severance pay. Compensation shall include amounts deferred by the Employee under this Plan.
I.    “Employee” means any person employed by an Employer who is not entitled to accrue (or continue to accrue) a benefit under the Emerson Electric Co. Retirement Plan or the Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions, Inc. Pension Plan solely because of the soft freeze of such plans.
J.    “Employer” means the Company and any of its subsidiaries or affiliates which has, with the consent of the Board of Directors of the Company, adopted the Plan.
K.    “Employment” means employment with an Employer.
L.    “ERISA” means the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended.
M.    “ESIP” means the Emerson Electric Co. Employee Savings Investment Plan.
N.    “Exchange Act” means the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder.

O.    “Participant” means an eligible Employee who has timely filed a Participation Agreement and an Annual Election and for whom the Company maintains an Account pursuant to the provisions of the Plan.
P.    “Participation Agreement” means the written document by which an eligible Employee agrees to be subject to the terms of the Plan, designates his Beneficiary(ies), and elects the form of payment in the event benefits become payable due to his termination of Employment at retirement.
Q.    “Plan” means this Emerson Electric Co. Savings Investment Restoration Plan II.
R.    “Reporting Person” means an Employee who is required to file reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act.
S.    “Specified Employee” means a key employee (as defined in Code Section 416(i) without regard to Code Section 416(i)(5)) determined in accordance with the meaning of such term under Code Section 409A and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
T.    “Total and Permanent Disability” shall have the same meaning as set forth in the ESIP.
U.    “Unforeseeable Emergency” means a severe financial hardship to a Participant resulting from an illness or accident of the Participant, his spouse, his beneficiary, or a dependent (as defined in Code Section 152(a)) of the Participant, loss of the Participant's property due to casualty, or other similar extraordinary and unforeseeable circumstances arising as a result of events beyond the control of the Participant.
V.    “Years of Service” means the most recent consecutive full years of Employment (commencing with the first day of an individual’s Employment and each anniversary thereof).
Eligibility for participation in the Plan shall be limited each calendar year to those Employees who have been selected by the Committee from time to time. Such Employees may participate in the Plan by executing a Participation Agreement and filing an Annual Election in accordance with Section III.
A.    Each Participant may elect to defer up to twenty percent (20%) of his Compensation for a calendar year.
B.    Each year a Participant may elect the amount of Compensation to be deferred by filing an irrevocable Annual Election with the Committee no later than the December 31 prior to the calendar year for which such Compensation would otherwise be earned. If a Participant fails to timely file an Annual Election, he shall be deemed to have elected not to make any deferrals for the applicable Plan Year.
C.    Notwithstanding Paragraph B, an Employee who first becomes eligible to participate in the Plan during a Plan Year may file an Annual Election to defer amounts pursuant to Sections III.A within thirty (30) days after the date he first becomes eligible to participate in the Plan but only with respect to the Compensation relating to services to be performed subsequent to such election. This initial Annual Election rule also applies to a Participant who stopped participating in the Plan without receiving a distribution from the Plan either as a result of termination of employment or transferring to a position in which the Participant was ineligible to participate in the Plan, provided the Participant has not been an active Participant in the Plan (or any other nonqualified account balance plan maintained by the Company or any member of the Company’s controlled group) for at least 24 months.

A.    The Committee will establish an Account for the benefit of each Participant. As of each payroll date, the Account of each Participant will be credited with the amount by which the Participant elected to defer his Compensation pursuant to Section III.
B.    If a Participant elects to defer at least five percent (5%) of his Compensation for a calendar year under Section III.A, the Account of such Participant will be credited, at such time as may be determined by the Company, with an amount equal 7.5% of such Participant’s Compensation for such calendar year, reduced by the sum of:
(i)the maximum matching amount such Participant could have received under the ESIP for such calendar year, without regard to the actual contributions made by such Participant under the ESIP for such calendar year; plus
(ii)any other contribution for such calendar year made by the Employer on behalf of such Participant pursuant to Section 4.3.4 of the ESIP, as in effect on January 1, 2019 (or any amended or successor provision thereto), which is not described in paragraph (i).
C.    Any Participant with a balance in the Emerson Electric Co. Savings Investment Restoration Plan on January 1, 2019 may be credited with an opening balance credit not to exceed 5% of such Participant’s Compensation for 2018.
D.    The Account will be reduced by any payments made under Section VIII.
E.    Neither the Plan nor any Account shall hold any actual funds or assets.

The value of each Participant’s Account shall be measured against the underlying investment funds of the ESIP in the proportions that the Participant’s ESIP accounts are invested in the underlying funds of the ESIP.
As of the end of each calendar quarter, the Committee shall credit or debit each Participant’s Account, as the case may be, with the appropriate amount of gain or loss assuming such Account had been invested in the underlying funds in the ESIP in the manner set forth under Section V.
A.    A Participant shall be fully vested in the portion of his Account attributable to amounts credited under Section IV.A. A Participant shall be vested in the portion of his Account attributable to amounts credited under Section IV.B pursuant to the following schedule:

    Years of Service     Percent Vesting

Less than 1             0%
1             20%
2             40%
3             60%
4             80%
5            100%

B.    Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Participant shall be fully vested in his Accounts in the event of any of the following: (i) retirement with the approval of the Committee on or after attainment of age fifty-five (55); (ii) death or Total and Permanent Disability of the Participant; (iii) termination of the Plan; or (iv) a Change of Control.
C.    Subject solely to the provisions of Section VIII.D, a Participant, or such Participant’s Beneficiary, shall be entitled to payment of the portion of his Account attributable to any vested amount credited under Section IV.B only if the Committee, in its sole discretion, determines that the Participant is an executive in good standing at the time the executive terminates Employment. As a condition precedent to any such payment under the Plan to, or on behalf of, an Employee who becomes eligible to participate in the Plan pursuant to Section II and who is credited with amounts under Section IV.B, the Committee shall determine whether the Participant has retired or otherwise terminated from Employment in good standing and shall communicate its determination to the Plan Administrator. Such determination shall be final and conclusive.
D.    If a Participant vested in any amount credited under Section IV.B is discharged for cause, engages in activity which results in reputational harm, enters into competition with the Company, or interferes with the relations between the Company and any customer, or engages in any activity that would result in any decrease of, or loss in, sales or earnings by the Company, the rights of such Participant to such amount, including the rights of his Beneficiary thereto amount, will be forfeited, and any such amount that has previously been paid to the Participant or a Beneficiary may be recovered from such person by the Company, unless the Committee determines that such activity is not detrimental to the best interests of the Company. However, if a Participant ceases such activity and notifies the Committee of this action, then the Committee may restore the Participant’s right to all or part of such amount, and any right of a Beneficiary thereto, within 60 days of said notification, unless the Committee in its sole discretion determines that the prior activity has caused serious injury to the Company, which determination shall be final and conclusive.
A.    Unless otherwise provided herein, a Participant shall be paid on the January 1 of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which his termination of Employment occurs a single lump cash sum equal to the vested portion of his Account based upon the last valuation under Section V coincident with or immediately preceding such termination of Employment; provided, however, that a Participant whose termination of Employment is due to his retirement shall receive his vested Account in either a lump sum or in up to ten (10) equal annual installments as elected by the Participant on his Participation Agreement. Installments shall commence on January 1st of the calendar year immediately following the calendar year in which the Participant’s

retirement occurs. For purposes of this Plan only, “retirement” means termination of employment on or after age fifty-five (55).
B.    On the date of the Participant’s death, the vested portion of the Participant’s unpaid Account (if any), based upon the value as of the last valuation under Section V coincident with or immediately preceding the Participant’s death, shall be paid to his Beneficiary.
C.     Notwithstanding Section VIII.A, if the benefit becomes payable due to the Participant’s termination of Employment (other than on account of death) and such Participant is a Specified Employee, payment of such benefit shall be made or commence on the first day of the seventh month immediately following the Participant’s termination of Employment if such date is later than the date such deferred amounts would otherwise be paid or commence to be paid.
D.    Notwithstanding the preceding, in the event of a Change of Control, all future deferrals shall cease and each Participant shall be paid a single lump cash sum equal to the amount credited to his Account as of the last day of the month coincident with or immediately preceding the Change of Control. Whether a Change of Control has occurred shall be governed by Code Section 409A and the regulations and any guidance promulgated thereunder.
E.    Upon the request of a Participant and a showing of an Unforeseeable Emergency, the Committee may, if it deems advisable in its sole and absolute discretion, distribute on behalf of the Participant any portion of the Participant’s Account, but in no event more than the amount necessary to satisfy such emergency plus amounts necessary to pay taxes reasonably anticipated as a result of the distribution, after taking into consideration the extent to which such hardship is or may be relieved through reimbursement or compensation by insurance or otherwise, by liquidation of the Participant’s assets (to the extent the liquidation of such assets would not itself cause severe financial hardship) or by cessation of deferrals under this Plan. If the Participant is a Reporting Person, such request must be made at least six (6) months after the date of the Participant’s most recent election, with respect to any plan of the Company, that effected a “discretionary transaction” that was an “acquisition,” as those terms are defined in Rule 16b-3 under the Exchange Act. Any amount which becomes payable by reason of an Unforeseeable Emergency shall be distributed as a lump sum on the date the Committee approves the hardship distribution and the Participant’s Account shall be reduced by the amount so distributed and/or utilized.
F.    In all cases in which amounts are payable upon a fixed date, payment is deemed to be made upon the fixed date if the payment is made on such date or a later date within the same calendar year or, if later, by the 15th day of the third calendar month following the specified date (provided the Participant is not permitted, directly or indirectly, to designate the taxable year of payment). In addition, a payment is treated as made upon the date specified under the Plan if the payment is made no earlier than 30 days before the designated payment date and the Participant is not permitted, directly or indirectly, to designate the taxable year of payment.
G.    A Participant shall designate on his Participation Agreement one or more Beneficiaries who shall receive the benefit payable under Section VIII.B in the event of the Participant’s death. A Beneficiary designation may be revoked or amended by a Participant at any time by providing written notice to the Executive Compensation Executive of Emerson. In the event that a designated Beneficiary predeceases the Participant, benefits shall be payable to the deceased Participant’s estate.

A.    The Committee shall have the full power, authority and discretion to construe, interpret and administer all provisions of the Plan and a decision of a majority of the members of the Committee shall govern.
B.    A decision of the Committee may be made by a written document signed by a majority of the members of the Committee or by a meeting of the Committee. The Committee may authorize any of its members to sign documents or papers on its behalf.
C.    The Committee may appoint such agents, who need not be members of the Committee, as it may deem necessary for the effective exercise of its duties, and may, to the extent not inconsistent herewith, delegate to such agents any powers and duties, both ministerial and discretionary, as the Committee may deem expedient and appropriate.
D.    A Participant who believes that he is being denied a benefit to which he is entitled (hereinafter referred to as “Claimant”) may file a written request for such benefit with the Committee setting forth his claim. The request must be addressed to: Compensation Committee, Emerson Electric Co., 8000 West Florissant, St. Louis, Missouri 63136.
E.    Upon receipt of a claim the Committee shall advise the Claimant that a reply will be forthcoming within ninety (90) days and shall in fact deliver such reply in writing within such period. The Committee may, however, extend the reply period for an additional ninety (90) days for reasonable cause. If the claim is denied in whole or in part, the Committee will adopt a written opinion using language calculated to be understood by the Claimant setting forth:
(i)     the specific reason or reasons for denial,
(ii)     the specific references to pertinent Plan provisions on which the denial is based,
(iii)     a description of any additional material or information necessary for the Claimant to perfect the claim and an explanation why such material or such information is necessary,
(iv)     appropriate information as to the steps to be taken if the Claimant wishes to submit the claim for review, including a statement of the claimant’s right to bring a civil action under Section 502(a) of ERISA, following an adverse benefit determination on review, and
(v)    the time limits for requesting a review under Section IX.F and Section IX.G.
F.    Within sixty (60) days after the receipt by the Claimant of the written opinion described above, the Claimant may request in writing that the Chief Executive Officer of the Company review the determination of the Committee. Such request must be addressed to: Chief Executive Officer, Emerson Electric Co., 8000 West Florissant, St. Louis, Missouri 63136. The Claimant or his duly authorized representative may, but need not, review the pertinent documents and submit issues and comments in writing for consideration by the Chief Executive Officer. If the Claimant does not request a review of the Committee’s determination by the Chief Executive Officer within such sixty‑day period, he shall be barred and estopped from challenging the Committee’s determination.
G.    Within sixty (60) days after the Chief Executive Officer’s receipt of a request for review, the Chief Executive Officer will review the Committee’s determination. After considering all materials presented by the Claimant, the Chief Executive Officer will render a written opinion, written in a manner calculated to be understood

by the Claimant, setting forth the specific reasons for the decision, containing specific references to the pertinent Plan provisions on which the decision is based, stating that the Claimant is entitled to receive upon request and free of charge, reasonable access to and copies of, all documents, records and other information relevant to the claim, and stating that the Claimant has a right to bring a civil action under Section 502(a) of ERISA. If special circumstances require that the sixty‑day time period be extended, the Chief Executive Officer will so notify the Claimant and will render the decision as soon as possible but not later than one hundred twenty (120) days after receipt of the request for review.
A.    Plan Year. The Plan Year shall be the calendar year.
B.    Spendthrift. No Participant or Beneficiary shall have the right to assign, transfer, encumber or otherwise subject to lien any of the benefits payable or to be payable under this Plan and any attempt to do so shall be null and void.
C.    Incapacity. If, in the opinion of the Committee, a person to whom a benefit is payable is unable to care for his affairs because of illness, accident or any other reason, any payment due the person, unless prior claim therefor shall have been made by a duly qualified guardian or other duly appointed and qualified representative of such person, may be paid to some member of the person’s family, or to some party who, in the opinion of the Committee, has incurred expense for such person. Any such payment shall be a payment for the account of such person and shall be a complete discharge of any liability.
D.    Employee Rights. The Employer, in adopting this Plan, shall not be held to create or vest in any Employee or any other person any benefits other than the benefits specifically provided herein, or to confer upon any Employee the right to remain in the service of the Employer.
E.    Service of Process and Plan Administrator.
(i)    The Vice President‑Law of the Company shall be the agent for service of legal process.
(ii)    The Company shall constitute the Plan Administrator.
F.    Unfunded Plan. The Plan shall be unfunded. All payments to a Participant (or the Participant’s Beneficiary) under the Plan shall be made from the general assets of the Employer. The rights of any Participant to payment shall be those of an unsecured general creditor of the Employer.
G.    Company Rights. The Company reserves the right to amend or terminate the Plan. Each Employer may terminate its participation in the Plan at any time. In the event the Plan is terminated, benefits shall become payable only to the extent permissible under the regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Treasury pursuant to Code Section 409A and in the manner set forth therein.
H.    Validity. In the event any provision of the Plan is held invalid, void or unenforceable, the same shall not affect, in any respect whatsoever, the validity of any other provision of the Plan.
I.    No Guarantee of Tax Consequences. While the Company has established and maintains the Plan, the Company makes no representation, warranty, commitment or guarantee concerning the income or other tax consequences of participation in the Plan under federal, state or local law.
J.    Governing Law. The Plan shall be governed and construed according to the laws of the State of Missouri.