This excerpt taken from the ATVI DEF 14A filed Jul 29, 2008.
Role of Executive Officers in Compensation Decisions
The Compensation Committee aims to align the executive compensation program with stockholders' interests and the Company's business strategy. The Compensation Committee believes this alignment can be best achieved by consulting with the Company's senior management because of their familiarity with the day-to-day operations of the Company. Senior management can provide the Compensation Committee with valuable insights into effective rewards and incentives for named executive officers and other employees. In fiscal 2008, the Compensation Committee consulted with Messrs. Kotick, Kelly, Griffith, Tippl and Rose and Ms. Weiser in formulating compensation plans. Members of senior management attended Compensation Committee meetings and made recommendations regarding the compensation of the named executive officers and other employees. Although the Compensation Committee used this information to make better informed decisions, the committee ultimately exercised its independent judgment in developing compensation plans and policies for named executive officers.