AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO NORTHEAST UTILITIES DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN FOR
Notwithstanding any contrary provision in the Plan, the Plan is amended, effective January 1, 2005 to add
Section 11 to the Plan, to read as follows:
Participants will be provided an opportunity to elect, in calendar 2005, to rescind any deferral election, in whole
or part, made with respect to amounts which would have been received in 2005 or any prior year, but for the
election, and to receive a distribution of such amount. Such rescission must result in a taxable distribution to the
participant prior to January 1, 2006.