Section 2.01.     Participation.

An Employee who is engaged in Covered Employment during the Contribution Period becomes a Participant in the Plan on the earliest January 1 or July 1 following completion of a consecutive twelve (12) month period during which he completed at least 950 Hours in Covered Employment. Once an Employee has become a Participant, the provisions of this Plan give him credit in accordance with the rules of the Plan for some or all of his service before he became a Participant.

Section 2.02.     Termination of Participation.

A person who has a One-Year Break in Service (defined in Section 4.03) ceases to be a Participant as of the last day of the Calendar Year which constituted the One-Year Break, unless the Participant has the right to an immediate or deferred pension (other than for disability).

Section 2.03.     Reinstatement of Participation.

An Employee who has lost his status as a Participant in accordance with Section 2.02 becomes a Participant again by meeting the requirements of Section 2.01 within a Calendar Year on the basis of Hours of Service after the Calendar Year during which his participation terminated. However, in the case of a non-vested Employee who has not had a Permanent Break in Service under Section 4.03(c) of the Plan, that employee becomes a Participant again when he completes at least 950 Hours in Covered Employment within a consecutive twelve (12) month period measured from the date of his re-employment in Covered Employment. Participation will be retroactive to the date of the Employee's re-employment in Covered Employment.