This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEF 14A filed Apr 22, 2009.
Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation
The table below presents information with respect to Mr. Morhaime's participation in a deferred compensation program that was a continuation of a deferred compensation program at Vivendi Games. In September 2008, we agreed to terminate the program effective January 2009. In January 2009, all deferred amounts were paid out to participating employees, including Mr. Morhaime. See "Compensation Discussion and AnalysisElements of Compensation Program for the Nine Month Period Ended December 31, 2008Retirement Arrangements" above. None of the other named executive officers participated in a deferred compensation program during the nine month period ended December 31, 2008.
The Vivendi Games Executive Deferred Compensation Plan II (the "DCP") constituted an unfunded, non-qualified deferred compensation plan, the purpose of which was to give selected management or highly compensated employees of Vivendi Games the opportunity to save for their retirement or for other long-term goals on a tax-deferred basis. Under the DCP, eligible employees could elect to contribute up to (1) 50% of their base salary to the DCP, less any required tax withholdings and (2) 100% of incentive bonuses and incentive compensation to the DCP, less any required tax withholdings. Contributions by Vivendi Games (or us following the Combination) to the accounts of DCP participants was discretionary. Participants were at all times vested 100% in their DCP accounts. The amount in a participant's DCP account was adjusted for interest, gains and losses allocated to his or her account based on the participant's investment elections.