This excerpt taken from the AN DEF 14A filed Apr 28, 2006.
In addition to his annual base salary, Mr. Jackson was awarded a $1,317,747 bonus for 2005 under the AutoNation, Inc. Senior Executive Incentive Bonus Plan. As described above, payment of the bonus was based on company achievement against predetermined performance goals relating to operating income per share (75% weight) and operating income as a percentage of gross profit (25% weight). This bonus structure was designed to incentivize company management to improve operating performance and deploy capital productively. As part of our retention efforts with respect to Mr. Jackson, receipt of $329,404 of the bonus payable to Mr. Jackson for 2005 will be deferred (without interest) until February 2007, subject to certain terms and conditions.