This excerpt taken from the SBH DEF 14A filed Mar 7, 2007.
While the Committee believes that a substantial portion of each executive officers total compensation should be at-risk, the Board of Directors believes it important and seeks to assure that base salaries are competitive with market practices and adequately compensate executive officers for their roles, responsibilities, experience and performance. Each year, the Committee will review and approve the CEOs and each other executive officers base salary, taking into consideration (i) the individual contributions of each executive officer (including the financial performance of the officers business unit) (ii) the financial performance of the Corporation, and (iii) comparable market data for similar positions, as provided by an independent compensation consultant. In December of 2006, the Committee elected, after reviewing market data concerning comparable companies, and in consideration of his increased responsibilities following the separation of the Corporation from Alberto-Culver Company in becoming the CEO of an independent publicly traded company, to increase the base salary of Mr. Winterhalter. The Committee did not increase the base salary levels for any other named executive officer.