AEP SYSTEM SURVIVOR BENEFIT PLAN
as amended and restated effective January 31, 2000
This Second Amendment is made to the AEP System Survivor Benefit Plan, as amended (the “Plan”), by
American Electric Power Service Corporation, a New York corporation, on behalf of itself and any affiliate or
subsidiary participating in the Plan (collectively, the “Employer”).
A. The Plan was adopted effective January 27, 1998 and subsequently amended and restated effective January
31, 2000, on January 30, 2000. The First Amendment to the restated plan dated November 11, 2002 provides
that no additional employees of the Employer shall become eligible to participate after July 31, 2002. The
Employer also terminated the participation of all employees and former employees who did not satisfy the
requirements for Retirement by February 28, 2003.
B. Section 9.1 of the Plan permits the Employer to amend the Plan from time to time as may be necessary for
administrative purposes and legal compliance, provided that no amendment reduces the amount of benefit
payable with respect to a Participant who is eligible to retire or who has retired.
C. The Company intends that the design and administration of the Plan comply with the requirements of Section
409A of the Code, to the extent such section is effective and applicable to the Plan.
Section 8.2 of the Plan is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
“8.2 Termination of Employment Due to Retirement
In the event of the Participant's termination of employment with the Employer due to Retirement, the
Employer shall do the following:
(a) If the Participant’s termination date occurs prior to the fifteenth (15th) anniversary of the
Participant’s Date of Participation, the Employer and Participant shall continue to pay any premiums due
through the fifteenth (15th) anniversary of the Participant’s Date of Participation. After the fifteenth (15th)