This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEF 14A filed Apr 22, 2009.
Corporate Annual Incentive Plan Refinements for the Calendar Year Ending December 31, 2009
As part of our annual goal setting process, we reviewed our Corporate Annual Incentive Plan and modified the performance measures and weighting for the calendar year ending December 31, 2009 to reflect our business strategy and objectives for 2009. In addition to the share-based performance and operating income measures, the 2009 Corporate Annual Incentive Plan will include a cash flow
measure for most of our named executive officers. Due to the refinements to the performance measures and weighting, the threshold and maximum payout ranges have changed from those for the nine month period ended December 31, 2008. Other notable changes include a defined maximum payout for Mr. Kotick. The target and maximum opportunities for 2009 under the 2009 Corporate Annual Incentive Plan are summarized as follows:
The maximum percentages vary for each executive based on the mix, weighting, and maximum payout of each measure. Many of the corporate and business unit measures have a maximum of 200% of target payout while individual strategic goals typically have a maximum payout of 120% of target payout.