Investment of your accounts
You may direct the investment of contributions to your accounts in different investment funds made available by the Trustee. Information regarding these funds, including prospectuses, may be obtained by contacting Vanguard (see "Contacting Vanguard").
If you do not make an investment election, contributions to your accounts (other than the 2% subaccount that is invested in the Stryker Stock Fund) will be invested in the age-appropriate Vanguard Target Retirement fund.
You may change your investment election at any time by contacting Vanguard (see "Contacting Vanguard"). Your change in investment election may apply to future contributions, amounts already invested, or both.
Amounts in the Roth In-Plan Conversion account may not be invested in the Stryker Stock Fund.
You may transfer at any time all or a portion of your 2% subaccount that is invested in the Stryker Stock Fund to any of the other investment funds available under the Plan, and all or a portion of your 2% subaccount that is invested in other investment funds back into the Stryker Stock Fund. However, you may not transfer any portion of your accounts other than the 2% subaccount into the Stryker Stock Fund.
The Plan is intended to meet the requirement of ERISA Section 404(c) and its regulations. Under these rules, plan fiduciaries may be relieved of liability for losses that are a direct and necessary result of participants' and beneficiaries' investment instructions.