Deferred Bonus Plan
Establishment, Purpose, and Effective Date
This Deferred Bonus Plan (“Plan”) is established by DaVita Inc. (“Company”) for the purpose of providing unfunded
deferred compensation for a select group of employees of the Company. The effective date of the Plan is December 1, 2003.
Contributions and Vesting
2.1 Eligibility. The administrative Committee of the Plan (“Committee”), the members of which will be appointed by the
Board of Directors of the Company, shall select (a) those employees who are eligible to participate in the Plan (“Participants”)
and (b) the dates on which their participation shall commence. Alternatively, the Committee may delegate those tasks.
(a) The Company shall make contributions to the Plan. The Company shall have complete discretion as to the amount
and timing of any such contributions. The amount of contributions (and the earnings on those amounts) on behalf a
Participant shall be held in a separate account for that Participant. The amount of the contribution to be allocated to each
Participant will be determined by the Committee.
(b) Participants are not permitted to make contributions to the Plan.
(a) Subject to the following rules of this Section 2.3, Participants shall obtain a vested right to the contributions (and
the earnings on those amounts) on their behalf at the rate of one-third on each anniversary of the date on which the
contribution was actually made (“Vesting Date”).
(b) Participants who die or become Disabled (as that term is defined in the Company’s long-term disability plan) while
employed by the Company will automatically become fully vested in all the amounts in their accounts on that date.
(c) On the date of a Change in Control of the Company (as that term is defined in the Appendix), all current employees
will become fully vested.
(d) On the date of a Reduction in Force (as t