PATTERSON COMPANIES, INC.
The objective of Fiscal 2007 Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO) Incentive Compensation Plan is to encourage greater
initiative, resourcefulness, teamwork, and efficiency on the part of its employees. The day-to-day performance and
responsibilities of each individual have a direct impact on our internal and external customer satisfaction, sales and operational
goals, which ultimately affects the profitability of the Company.
This Incentive Program is designed to include designated employees across the organization. Incentive opportunity for
targeted groups of employees is specified in the plan schedules attached to this document. Newly hired, transferred, or
employees who become participants during the plan year will be eligible for the Plan on a prorated basis.
Participation in the Plan is determined by the CEO with approval of the President of each respective subsidiary or
operating unit and is based on level of responsibility and organizational impact.
Participants are eligible for participation in only one Patterson Companies, Inc. (or subsidiary thereof) incentive, bonus, or
other variable pay program, unless so authorized by specific provisions included in this Plan and the respective Patterson
Companies, Inc. variable pay Plan document(s).
To receive an award several criteria must be met:
No awards are considered earned until they are paid.
BASIS FOR AWARDS
The management of Patterson Companies, Inc. will approve participant objectives and evaluate performance of the
business unit. Performance will be evaluated based on the specific goals and measures described in the attached plan
schedules, the effective management of customer and employee relations, and compliance with Company expectations of good
business practices and ethical conduct.
Patterson Companies, Inc. reserves the right to make changes to the plan at any tim