This excerpt taken from the BIG DEF 14A filed Apr 15, 2008.
Salary for Fiscal 2007
The salaries paid to the named executive officers for fiscal 2007 are shown in the Salary column of the Summary Compensation Table. Annual increases were made in the discretion of the Committee and the other outside directors. Salary adjustments for the named executive officers were generally based upon the factors discussed in this CD&A, with an emphasis on individual and corporate performance and the competitive market. However, salary adjustments were subjectively determined and were not formally tied to specific performance criteria. The Committee has chosen not to adopt any specific schedule of salary increases, and made adjustments to the named executive officers respective salaries without regard to adjustments in the salaries of other executives. At its annual review in March 2007, the Committee and the outside directors approved the following fiscal 2007 salaries for the named executive officers: Mr. Fishman: $1,025,000; Mr. Cooper: $400,000; Mr. Waite: $535,000; Mr. Martin: $500,000; and Ms. Bachmann: $415,000. These increases reflected strong corporate and individual performance in fiscal 2006.