Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Compensation: A model for other corporations?

A model for other corporations: Stop delegating your responsibilities to compensation consultants and do your job.

The compensation committee is responsible for determining the compensation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and all of its other officers. In light of this straightforward responsibility, the compensation committee does not operate under a written charter. The compensation committee does not delegate its responsibilities. ... The compensation committee relies on its own good judgment in carrying out its duties and does not waste shareholder money on compensation consultants.

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The compensation committee believes the Management Incentive Plan is preferable to a conventional stock option plan. As a mechanism for compensation, a stock option plan is capricious, as individuals awarded options in a particular year would ultimately receive too much or too little compensation for reasons unrelated to their performance. Such variations could cause undesirable effects, as participants receive different results for options awarded in different years. In addition, a conventional stock option plan would fail to properly weigh the disadvantage to shareholders through dilution ...

Also check out the "Director Compensation".

from this proxy.

H/T Rational Walk