This excerpt taken from the HD DEF 14A filed Apr 13, 2007.
The severance payments and benefits for Messrs. Nardelli, Donovan and Fernandez, that are reported in the Summary Compensation Table are identical, and are not additive, to the amounts described in the "What Are The Potential Payments to The Company's Named Executive Officers Upon Termination or Change In Control?" section of this Proxy Statement, although some of these amounts are reported on a different basis in the Summary Compensation Table. As required by SEC rules, in the Summary Compensation Table, the values that appear in the Stock Awards and Option Awards columns are the amounts that the Company expensed in our financial statements in Fiscal 2006 for equity awards made to the named executive officers in Fiscal 2006 and prior years. Although these values are different from the payment values that appear elsewhere in this Proxy Statement, they do not represent additional compensation to the executive.