(2) Definition of Net Profits. For purposes of paragraph (1), the term net profits means taxable income as reported by the Employer on its United States income tax return for the fiscal year with respect to which it has made a contribution, prior to the deduction of (1) Federal, State, and local income and franchise taxes, and (2) contributions to the Plan made under this Article. 4.9 Salary Reduction Agreement. In order to have Pre-Tax Contributions made on his behalf, an Eligible Employee shall direct that such Pre-Tax Contributions be made pursuant to a procedure prescribed by the Plan Administrator whereby such Employees annual Compensation shall be reduced by a specified whole percentage from one percent (1%) to thirty percent (30%) (plus the percentage amount equivalent to the amount required to be permitted to be made by the Participant pursuant to the provisions of Code Section 414(u) with respect to the Participants Qualified Military Service), and whereby the Employer agrees to contribute an identical amount on the Employees behalf to the Plan on a pre-tax basis under Section 4.1. The initial agreement shall be effective for payroll periods commencing on and after the date on which participation begins under Section 3.1, and shall be effective until canceled or amended.