PATTERSON COMPANIES, INC.
The objective of Fiscal 2009 Patterson Companies, Inc. (PDCO) Incentive Compensation Plan (the “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 on a prorated basis under the respective schedule.
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 of the participant.
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:
1. Employment—To be eligible to receive an award, the individual must be employed by Patterson Companies, Inc., or
a subsidiary thereof, on the date awards are made;
a. Job elimination—Participants whose positions are eliminated may, at the discretion of management, be eligible
for prorated awards based on tenure in the qualifying position, overall performance level, actual results attained, and
other criteria determined by management;
b. Job transfer—Participants who transfer into or out of eligible positions within t