LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN FOR
EXECUTIVES AND OUTSIDE DIRECTORS
WHEREAS, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) maintains the Levi Strauss & Co. Deferred Compensation Plan for Executives and Outside Directors, amended and restated as of January 1, 2011 (the Plan) to provide a deferred compensation program for a select group of management, highly compensated employees or directors;
WHEREAS, Section 8.2 of the Plan provides that LS&Co. may amend the Plan at any time and for any reason; and
WHEREAS, the amendment herein is within the delegated authority of Cathy Unruh.
WHEREAS, LS&Co. desires to amend the Plan, effective as of the execution date of this First Amendment, to allow newly-eligible employees to elect to make ESIP deferral contributions.
NOW THEREFORE, the Plan is hereby amended, effective as of the date this First Amendment is executed below, in the following respects:
1. Section 3.3(b) of the Plan is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
A Participants election form with respect to an ESIP Deferral Contribution shall be filed with the Committee before the beginning of each Plan Year in which the ESIP Deferral Contribution is earned; provided, however, that for newly-eligible Employees, such election shall be filed with the Committee in accordance with Section 3.5 below.
2. Section 3.3(c) of the Plan is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
Subject to Section 2.2, such deferral elections shall be irrevocable as of the first day of the Plan Year to which the election form relates or for newly-eligible Employees, and in accordance with Section 3.5 below, as of the thirtieth day after the date the Employee or Director becomes eligible to participate in the Plan.
3. Section 3.5 of the Plan is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
Newly-Eligible Employees or Directors. Notwithstanding anything in the Plan to the contrary, a newly-eligible Employee or Director shall be given thirty days from the date he becomes eligible to participate in the Plan (as determined in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-2(a)(7)(ii) and the plan aggregation rules provided in Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A- 1(c)(2)) to complete and submit an election form with respect to Base Annual Salary, an Annual Bonus, ESIP Deferral Contribution or Director Fees, as applicable, and such election shall apply only to amounts paid for services performed after the date on which the election is effective. If an election made in accordance with this Section 3.5 relates to compensation earned based upon a specified performance period, the amount eligible for deferral shall be equal to (i) the total amount