AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEM
INCENTIVE COMPENSATION DEFERRAL PLAN
PURPOSE AND EFFECTIVE DATE
1.1 The American Electric Power System Incentive Compensation Deferral Plan ("Plan") is established to allow
Eligible Employees to elect to defer receipt of all or a portion of their Incentive Compensation until their
termination of employment.
1.2 The effective date of the Plan is January 1, 2001.
2.1 "Account" means the separate memo account established and maintained by the Company or the
recordkeeper employed by the Company to record Participant deferrals of Incentive Compensation and to
record any related Investment Income on the Fund or Funds selected by the Participant or Former Participant.
2.2 "Base Compensation" means an employee's regular base salary or wage including any salary or wage
reductions made pursuant to sections 125 and 402(e) of the Code and employee elective contributions to the
American Electric Power System Supplemental Retirement Savings Plan.
2.3 "Code" means the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended from time to time.
2.4 "Committee" means employees of the Company holding the following offices; Senior Vice President Human
Resources, Executive Vice President - Shared Services, and Executive Vice President - Finance and Analysis.
2.5 "Company" means American Electric Power Service Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.
2.6 "Disability" means the Participant's entitlement to disability benefits under the terms of the American Electric
Power System Disability Plan.
2.7 "Eligible Employee" means any employee of the Company whose Base Compensation for the Plan Year
exceeds $100,000 or is in salary grade 26 or higher.
2.8 "Former Participant" means a Participant who has terminated employment or a Participant who is no longer
an Eligible Employee but who has Funds in the Plan.
2.9 "Fund" means the investment options made available to Eligible Employees in the American Electric Power