following plans, trusts and agreements

 

                                                                   Exhibit 10.68

                           OMNIBUS AMENDMENT 1997-1

       WHEREAS, Great Western Financial Corporation ("GWFC") maintains the
following plans, trusts and agreements for the benefit of its employees and/or
directors (collectively, the "Plans"):

   .   Employment Agreements, amended and restated as of December 10, 1996:
       .  John F. Maher
       .  J. Lance Erikson
       .  Carl F. Geuther
       .  Michael M. Pappas
       .  A. William Schenck III
       .  Jaynie M. Studenmund

       .  Employment Agreement with Ray W. Sims, effective as of January 6, 1997

   .   GWFC 1988 Stock Option and Incentive Plan, as amended through December
       10, 1996

   .   GWFC Annual Incentive Compensation Plan for Executive Officers, as
       amended December 9, 1996 (the "Annual Incentive Plan")

   .   GWFC Senior Officers' Deferred Compensation Plan (1992 Restatement), as
       amended December 10, 1996

   .   GWFC Deferred Compensation Plan (1992 Restatement), as amended December
       10, 1996

   .   GWFC Directors' Deferred Compensation Plan (1992 Restatement), as amended
       December 10, 1996

   .   Great Western Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (1988 Restatement),
       as amended through December 10, 1996

   .   Great Western Retirement Restoration Plan, as amended December 10, 1996

 .  GWFC Umbrella Trust for Senior Officers (as amended through December 10,
   1996) and Umbrella Trust for Directors (as amended through December 10,
   1996)

 .  Employee Home Loan Program (revised and restated as of April 27, 1993), as
   amended December 10, 1996

 .  GWFC Special Severance Plan, effective December 10, 1996

       WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of GWFC has
adopted this Omnibus Amendment 1997-1 with respect to the Annual Incentive Plan;
and

       WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of GWFC has adopted this Omnibus
Amendment 1997-1 with respect to all of the Plans other than the Annual
Incentive Plan;

       NOW, THEREFORE, subject to the succeeding paragraph hereof, each of the
Plans is amended to provide that the first clause of the third subparagraph of
the definition of "Change in Control" contained therein is amended by deleting
the phrase "at least 60%" and inserting in lieu thereof the phrase "at least
75%".

       The effective date of this Amendment shall be February 20, 1997; 
provided, however, that the amendment set forth herein shall be of no force and
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effect with respect to any transaction that is intended to comply with "pooling
of interest" accounting rules, if and to the extent such amendment would prevent
the transaction from so complying.  Except as herein modified, the Plans shall
remain in full force and effect.

                         GREAT WESTERN FINANCIAL
                          CORPORATION

                         By: /s/ J. LANCE ERIKSON
                             --------------------
                         Executive Vice President, General
                         Counsel and Secretary

 

Basic Info X:

Name: following plans, trusts and agreements
Type: trust
Date: March 10, 1997
Company: GREAT WESTERN FINANCIAL CORP
State: Delaware

Other info:

Date:

  • January 6 , 1997
  • December 9 , 1996
  • April 27 , 1993
  • December 10 , 1996
  • February 20 , 1997

Organization:

  • Great Western Financial Corporation
  • Umbrella Trust for Senior Officers
  • Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of GWFC

Person:

  • John F. Maher
  • Carl F. Geuther
  • Michael M. Pappas
  • William Schenck III
  • Jaynie M. Studenmund
  • Ray W. Sims
  • J. LANCE ERIKSON

Percent:

  • 60 %
  • 75 %