This excerpt taken from the ESCA DEF 14A filed Mar 28, 2008.
Each director of Escalade, Incorporated currently receives an annual cash retainer of $25,000 with the exception of the Chairman of the Board who receives an annual cash retainer of $50,000. Each member of the Audit Committee receives an additional annual fee of $5,000 except for the Audit Committee Chairman who receives $15,000. Each member of the Compensation Committee receives an additional annual fee of $3,000 except for the Compensation Committee Chairman who receives $10,000. All Directors receive an additional fee of $1,000 per board meeting attended in excess of eight meetings per year. Members of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee receive additional fees of $1,000 per committee meeting attended in excess of six and four meetings, respectively.
Under the terms of the Escalade, Incorporated 2007 Incentive Plan, Directors can elect to receive some or all of the fees earned in shares of the Companys common stock or in the form of restricted stock units which vest after one year. In 2007 there were 15,338 shares issued and 4,942 restricted stock units issued pursuant to the plan.