DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN
(As Amended and Restated effective as of January 1, 2009)
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PLAN
1.1 Purpose . The purpose of the Plan is to provide a means whereby the Company may afford a select group of
management or highly compensated employees (as such phrase is defined for the purpose of Title I of the
Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (“ERISA”)) with an opportunity to irrevocably
defer to a future year the receipt of certain compensation. The Plan is intended to be an unfunded, nonqualified
deferred compensation plan.
As used in this Plan, the following terms shall have the meanings herein specified:
2.1 “Adverse Benefit Determination” means a denial, reduction, or termination of, or a failure to provide or make
full or partial payment for, a Benefit, including any denial, reduction, termination, or failure to provide or make
payment based on a determination of a claimant’s eligibility to participate in the Plan.
2.2 “Appropriate Procedure” means the form, procedure or method provided or prescribed by the Committee
for the purposes stated herein.
2.3 “Beneficiary” means the person or persons designated by a Participant to receive any payments which may
be required to be paid pursuant to the Plan following his or her death, or in the absence of any such designated
person, the Participant’s estate; provided, however, that a married Participant’s Beneficiary shall be his or her
spouse unless the spouse consents in writing to the designation of a different Beneficiary. For purposes hereof,
Beneficiary may be a natural person or an estate or trust.
2.4 “Benefit” means the amount credited to a Participant’s Deferred Compensation Account pursuant to such
Participant’s Deferred Compensation Agreement, plus or minus Credited Investment Return (Loss).
2.5 “Board” means the Board of Directors of Dover Corporation.
2.6 “Bonus” means any cash incentive or other compen