This excerpt taken from the HAS DEF 14A filed Apr 6, 2009.
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PERSON TRANSACTIONS
The Company has a policy that any transaction which would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K of the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, with respect to a director or nominee for election as a director, must be reviewed and approved or ratified by the Companys full Board, excluding any director interested in such transaction. All other related person transactions which would require disclosure under Item 404(a), including, without limitation, those involving executive officers of the Company, must be reviewed and approved or ratified by either the Companys full Board or a committee of the Board which has been delegated with such duty. Any such related person transactions will only be approved or ratified if the Board, or the applicable committee of the Board, determines that such transaction will not impair the involved persons service to, and exercise of judgment on behalf of, the Company, or otherwise create a conflict of interest which would be detrimental to the Company. This policy is contained in Section 20, entitled Code of Conduct; Conflicts of Interest and Related Party Transactions of the Companys Corporate Governance Principles. Although the Company adopted this policy in 2007, the transactions disclosed below, even those entered into before this policy was adopted, have been reviewed and approved or ratified by the Companys Board.
The Companys wholly-owned subsidiary, Hasbro Canada Corporation (Hasbro Canada), leases an office and warehouse facility from Central Toy Manufacturing Inc. (CTM), a real estate corporation which is 25% owned by the estate of Merrill Hassenfeld, a former Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company. Sylvia K. Hassenfeld, a former director of the Company and mother of the Companys former Chairman, Alan G. Hassenfeld, is executrix and a beneficiary of the estate of Merrill Hassenfeld. During 2003 a new lease was signed for a six-year term ending on January 31, 2010, with one three-year renewal option that Hasbro Canada can exercise at the end of the term. The new lease also provided Hasbro Canada with a right to terminate the lease on January 31, 2007, or at any time thereafter, upon six months written notice. The rent provided for in this six-year lease is $525,000 Canadian per year (approximately $430,000 U.S. at exchange rates in effect at the end of 2008). In accordance with this new lease, total rent paid by Hasbro Canada to CTM for the lease of the office and warehouse facility in 2008 was approximately $430,000 U.S. at exchange rates in effect at the end of 2008. In managements opinion, this lease is on terms at least as favorable as would otherwise presently be obtainable from unrelated parties.
Michael Verrecchia, son of Alfred J. Verrecchia, is employed by the Company as a Director, Entertainment and Content Manager. For fiscal 2008, Michael Verrecchia was paid an aggregate salary and bonus of $149,812. In fiscal 2008, Michael Verrecchia was also a participant in the Companys equity grant program and pursuant thereto was granted, at the same time and on the same terms as the awards made to the Companys other participating employees, a non-qualified stock option to purchase 1,543 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $27.095 per share, and a contingent stock performance award with a target number of 289 shares.