This excerpt taken from the TGT DEF 14A filed Apr 9, 2007.
Determination of Performance Measures. Awards may be based on one or more of the following performance measures chosen by the Compensation Committee:
· comparable store sales;
· earnings before interest and taxes;
· earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization;
· earnings before taxes;
· net earnings;
· earnings per share;
· economic value added; and
· total shareholder return.
In addition, for any award to a participant who is not a covered officer under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code or that is not intended to constitute performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, the performance measures may include, alone or in
combination with the performance measures listed above, a personal score based on any measure of management performance, or specific objectives relating to market penetration, geographic business expansion, cost targets, customer or employee satisfaction, human resources management, supervision of litigation or information technology or acquisitions or divestitures of subsidiaries, affiliates or joint ventures, or any other measure of performance as determined by the Compensation Committee.
The Compensation Committee may select different performance measures for different participants in any performance period. The Compensation Committee also selects the relevant performance periods, which may not exceed four consecutive fiscal quarters. In addition to selecting the performance measures, the Compensation Committee will also approve the level of attainment required to earn a payment under an award. The required level of attainment can be measured as an absolute amount or relative to other periods or to a designated peer group. The performance measure may be tied to performance achieved by our company or any subsidiary, operating company, division, unit, test strategy or new venture of our company, or based on individual performance. In recent years, the Compensation Committee has selected a combination of earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and economic value added (EVA) as the performance measures for awards to our officers.