Exhibit (10)(b)* to Report on Form 10-K for Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1996 by Parker-Hannifin Corporation
Parker-Hannifin Corporation Change in Control Severance Plan, as amended as of August 15, 1996
*Numbered in accordance with Item 601 of Regulation S-K.
CHANGE IN CONTROL SEVERANCE PLAN
The Board of Directors of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (the "Company") has determined that it is in the best
interests of the Company and its stockholders to secure the continued services and dedication and objectivity of
its management employees in the event of any threat or occurrence of, or negotiation or other action that could
lead to, or create the possibility of, a Change in Control (as defined in Section 1(d)) of the Company, without
concern as to whether such employees might be hindered or distracted by personal uncertainties and risks
created by any such possible Change in Control. To encourage the full attention and dedication to the Company
by such employees, the Board has authorized the Company to adopt the Parker-Hannifin Corporation Change in
Control Severance Plan (the "Plan").
1. Definitions. As used in this Plan, the following terms shall have the respective meanings set forth below:
(a) "Board" means the Board of Directors of the Company.
(b) "Bonus" means the annual bonuses payable pursuant to the RONA Plan and the Target Incentive Program.
(c) "Cause" means (1) a material breach by a Participant (as defined in Section 1(j)) of the duties and
responsibilities of the Participant (other than as a result of incapacity due to physical or mental illness) which is
demonstrably willful and deliberate on the Participant's part, which is committed in bad faith or without
reasonable belief that such breach is in the best interests of the Company and which is not remedied in a
reasonable period of time after receipt of written notice from the Company specifying such breach or (2) the
commission by the Participant of a felony involving moral turpitude. The determ