This excerpt taken from the AMZN DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
Summary Compensation Table
Name and Principal Position
All Other Compensation
Jeffrey P. Bezos
Chief Executive Officer
Thomas J. Szkutak
SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Richard L. Dalzell
SVP and Chief Information Officer
SVP, International Retail
Jeffrey A. Wilke
SVP, North America Retail
Represents the dollar amount recognized for financial statement reporting purposes with respect to fiscal year 2006 in accordance with FAS 123(R). Estimates of forfeitures related
to service-based vesting conditions have been disregarded. The fair value of each award is recognized as an expense over the service period using the accelerated method under FAS 123(R). Assumptions made in the valuation of stock and option awards
are discussed, respectively, in Note 1, Stock-Based Compensation, in Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, in the Companys 2006 and 2005 Annual Reports on Form 10-K.
Represents the approximate incremental cost of security arrangements for Mr. Bezos in addition to security arrangements provided at business facilities and for business travel.
The Company believes that all Company-incurred security costs are reasonable and necessary and for the Companys benefit.
Represents a signing bonus. See Employment Arrangements.
Represents the value of shares of common stock contributed by the Company under the Companys 401(k) plan.
Represents expatriation benefits, including a cost of living and housing allowance in the amount of $40,829 and tax reimbursement in connection with such benefits in the amount of
$15,076. See Employment Arrangements.