TO THE BLACK & DECKER
SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Pursuant to the powers of amendment reserved under Section 9.1 of The Black & Decker Supplemental
Retirement Savings Plan (the "Plan"), The Black & Decker Corporation (the "Company"), hereby amends the
Plan as follows, effective as of January 1, 1997.
FIRST AND ONLY CHANGE
Section 5.2 of the Plan is amended by the addition of the following as a new concluding paragraph thereunder:
"Notwithstanding the foregoing, commencing January 1, 1997, the Matching Contribution Sub-Account of each
Participant shall be 100% vested at all times."
The Plan, as amended by the foregoing change, is hereby ratified and confirmed in all respects.