This excerpt taken from the ALL DEF 14A filed Apr 2, 2007.
The Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for the review, approval or ratification of any related person transaction as defined by the rules and regulations of the SEC and the Corporation's Related Person Transactions Policy.
In connection with the annual nomination process, the Nominating and Governance Committee reviews incumbent directors and may recommend that the Board take appropriate action if, in the opinion of the Committee after discussion with the Chairman of the Board, any director is not making an adequate and constructive contribution to the work of the Board.
The Nominating and Governance Committee at least annually 1) evaluates its own performance and reports to the Board on such evaluation and 2) reviews and assesses the adequacy of its Committee Charter and recommends any proposed changes to the Board.
The Nominating and Governance Committee is structured so as to be able to fulfill its responsibilities as a committee; however, the Committee has the authority to form and delegate any of its responsibilities to any subcommittee consisting of one or more members of the Committee in order to assist it in carrying out its responsibilities and purposes, as appropriate.
The Nominating and Governance Committee has sole authority to retain and terminate any relationship with a search firm used to identify director candidates, including sole authority to approve the search firm's fees and other retention terms. The Committee also has the authority to consult with outside advisors, as necessary and appropriate, to assist in its duties to the Corporation. The Corporation shall provide for appropriate funding, as determined by the Committee, for the payment of compensation to any search firm or outside advisor retained by the Committee.