EXECUTIVE BONUS PLAN
The Household International Executive Bonus Plan is a short-term, annual incentive plan. The purpose of the
annual bonus is to place a significant part of pay at risk and reward executives for the achievements of individual,
business unit and corporate financial and operational goals. Performance goals and award opportunities will be
communicated to plan participants at the beginning of each calendar year.
Participation in the Plan will be restricted to key line and staff executives. For purposes of the Plan, participants
will be divided into groups. (See attached list).
Any changes in the group of executives participating in the Plan will be made by the Chief Executive Officer,
subject to the approval of the Compensation Committee in the case of any participant whose base salary must be
determined by the Committee.
LEVEL OF AWARDS
The corporate measurement of performance will be return on equity (ROE). Household's ROE performance will
be measured against the ROE performance of a selected financial comparator group.
In order to reward individual performance, individual awards will vary above and below target levels in any plan
year. Management may reduce bonus awards in light of overall business conditions or other exceptional
Target awards will be paid for fully satisfactory ROE and individual performance in a given year. The target
award percentage for each group will approximate the guideline percentage shown below of the executive's base
salary at the end of the plan year. The table below shows the portions of the target bonus that will be determined
by corporate, business unit, and individual performance.
---Guideline % of Annual Base Salary Determined by---
*The maximum award that may be paid to any executive is 150% of the target bonus for the position.
DETERMINATION OF AWARDS
A. Financial Performance Awards With the exception of Group F particip