This excerpt taken from the DUK 8-K filed Feb 28, 2007.
Certification of 2006 Short-Term Incentive Payment
The Committee reviewed 2006 performance under the Duke Energy Corporation Executive Short-Term Incentive Plan as compared against pre-established objectives, which included an ongoing earnings per share (EPS) objective for the Company, an earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) objective for the U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas business unit and individual objectives. Although the Committee determined that the U.S. Franchised Electric and Gas business unit did not achieve threshold performance for its EBIT objective, the Committee exercised its discretionary authority to approve a payout at the minimum threshold level with respect to this goal, resulting in an additional payment to plan participants subject to this goal, including Dr. Ruth Shaw who received an additional amount of $54,506.