This excerpt taken from the AKS 8-K filed Oct 22, 2008.
The Committee. The Plan shall be administered by the Committee. The Committee may employ such legal or other counsel, consultants and agents as it may deem desirable for the administration of the Plan and may rely upon any opinion or computation received from any such counsel, consultant or agent. Expenses incurred by the Committee in the engagement of such counsel, consultant or agent shall be paid by the Company. No member or former member of the Board or the Committee shall be liable for any action or determination made in good faith with respect to the Plan or any Award granted hereunder.
This excerpt taken from the AKS DEF 14A filed Apr 22, 2005.
The Compensation Committee (the Committee) of the Board of Directors is comprised entirely of independent directors who are not current or former employees or officers of the Company and who meet the independence standards of the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Stock Exchange, and Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code). There currently are four voting members of the Committee. In addition, the non-executive Chairman of the Board is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Committee. The principal function of the Committee is to oversee the Companys management compensation policies and practices.