Nicor Inc. Salary Deferral Plan
Amended and Restated
Effective January 1, 2002
I, Russ Strobel, Exec VP, General Counsel & Secretary of Nicor Inc., having in my custody and possession the
corporate records and seal of said corporation, do hereby certify that attached hereto is a true and correct copy
of the Nicor Inc. Salary Deferral Plan, as amended and restated effective as of January 1, 2002.
WITNESS my hand and the corporate seal of said corporation this 16th day of October, 2002.
Salary Deferral Plan
1.1 Purpose. Nicor Inc. Salary Deferral Plan (the "Plan") has been established by Nicor Inc. (the "Company") so
that it, and each of its Affiliates which, with the consent of the Company, adopts the Plan may provide its eligible
key management employees with an opportunity to build additional financial security, thereby aiding such
companies in attracting and retaining employees of exceptional ability.
1.2 Effective Date, Duration of Plan. The "Effective Date" of the Plan is January 1, 2002, unless otherwise noted.
No deferrals of compensation shall be permitted under the Plan for any Plan Year (other than the Plan Year
beginning on the Effective Date) with respect to compensation otherwise payable by any Employer during that
year unless the Employer has specifically adopted the Plan with respect to such year.
1.3 Affiliates and Employers. The term "Affiliate" means any corporation, trade or business during any period
during which it is, along with the Company (or, before the Company was established, Northern Illinois Gas
Company now doing business as Nicor Gas ("Nicor Gas")), a member of a controlled group of corporations or a
controlled group of trades or businesses, as described in section 414(b) and 414(c) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code"). The Company and each Affiliate that adopts the Plan for the benefit of
its eligible employees are referred to below collectively