This excerpt taken from the NSR DEF 14A filed Apr 30, 2009.
2008 Nonqualified Deferred Compensation
In April 2008, the Board of Directors approved the NeuStar, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan, which permits employees at the vice president level and above, including the named executive officers, to defer certain elements of compensation in order to delay taxation on such amounts. The following table provides information about Mr. Ganeks participation in this plan. None of our other named executive officers participated in this plan in 2008.
The NeuStar, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan permits deferral of up to 75% of base salary and up to 90% of annual cash incentive awards and bonuses. We may elect to provide matching contributions to the extent that deferrals under the plan have the effect of reducing a participants 401(k) compensation (and thus the matching contribution offered to all employees under our 401(k) plan).
Amounts deferred or matched under the plan are credited with investment earnings based on the performance of investment options selected by the participants. Available investment options represent a range of asset classes, including cash, bond, value, index and growth funds. Participants may change their investment elections at any time. In general, deferrals and earnings are distributed to participants either at a specific date prior to retirement or termination of employment or at retirement or termination, as designated by the participant. Participants also may designate the form (lump sum or installments) of their distributions.