Agrilink Foods, Inc.
Excess Benefit Retirement Plan
AGRILINK FOODS, INC.
EXCESS BENEFIT RETIREMENT PLAN
The principal objective of the Agrilink Foods Excess Benefit Retirement Plan is to ensure the payment of a
competitive level of retirement income in order to attract, retain and motivate selected employees. The plan is
designed to protect the benefit which certain employees would have accrued under the Agrilink Foods Master
Salaried Retirement Plan except for changes in that plan's benefit accrual formula required in order to comply
with requirements of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and for the limit on compensation as allowable under
Section 401(a) (17) of the Internal Revenue Code. This plan was effective first on January 1, 1992. This
restatement is effective December 1, 2000.
SECTION 1 DEFINITIONS
1.1 "Basic Plan" means the Agrilink Foods Master Salaried Retirement Plan.
1.2 "Committee" means the Pension Committee of the Company, which has been given authority by the Board of
Directors to administer this Plan.
1.3 "Company" means Agrilink Foods, Inc.
1.4 "Participant" means an employee of the Company having a benefit under the Plan in accordance with Section
III herein, with the exception of any participant having a benefit in the Company's Supplemental Executive
Retirement Plan, and further with the exception of individuals who became employees of the Company on
September 24, 1998 as a result of the Stock Purchase Agreement by and between Agrilink Foods, Inc. and
Dean Foods, Inc. An employee who became an employee of the Company as a result of the Stock Purchase
Agreement by and between Agrilink Foods, Inc. and Dean Foods, Inc. will be considered a participant under the
Plan provided the employee is actively employed with the company on July 1, 2000 and has a benefit under the
Plan in accordance with Section III herein, and further provided that the participant does not have a benefit in the
Company's Supplemental Executive Retriement Plan.