THE TJX COMPANIES, INC.
GENERAL DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN
Pursuant to Section 7(E) of The TJX Companies, Inc. General Deferred Compensation Plan (1998
Restatement) (the “Plan”), The TJX Companies, Inc. hereby amends the Plan as follows:
1. Section 1 is hereby amended to add the following language to the end of such Section:
“The Plan was previously divided into two plans: the legacy The TJX Companies, Inc. General Deferred
Compensation Plan (1998 Restatement) as in effect on October 3, 2004 (the “Grandfathered Plan”) and The
TJX Companies, Inc. 409A General Deferred Compensation Plan (the “409A Plan”).
All benefits accrued and vested as of December 31, 2004 and not materially modified after October 3, 2004,
plus notional earnings thereon (the “Grandfathered Benefit Amount”) shall be grandfathered for purposes of Code
Section 409A and shall be governed by The TJX Companies, Inc. General Deferred Compensation Plan as it
was in effect on October 3, 2004. The Grandfathered Plan is frozen as of December 31, 2004. No additional
benefit shall accrue after December 31, 2004 under the Grandfathered Plan (except, for the avoidance of doubt,
the continued deferral of any previously deferred Grandfathered Benefit Amounts) and no individual not a
Participant as of December 31, 2004 shall thereafter become a Participant in the Grandfathered Plan. The
Grandfathered Plan has not been materially modified after October 3, 2004.
For purposes of administering accounts attributable to deferrals under the 409A Plan, to the extent such
deferrals and related interest credits have not been distributed prior to January 1, 2009, the rules of The TJX
Companies, Inc. Executive Savings Plan (as amended to comply with the requirements of Section 409A of the
Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, (including the regulations and other applicable guidance
thereunder, the “Code”)) (“ESP”), including, for the avoidance of doubt, the time and form of payment rul