This excerpt taken from the DTV 8-K filed Nov 19, 2009.
ITEM 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On November 18, 2009, The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing that the Board of Directors of the Company (the Board) appointed Michael D. White as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2010 and elected him as a Director effective immediately. A copy of the press release relating to such announcement, dated November 18, 2009, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
Mr. White has been Vice Chairman of PepsiCo and a member of PepsiCos Board of Directors since March 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo International since February 2003. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Frito-Lays Europe/Africa/Middle East division from 2000 until February 2003. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. White was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo. Mr. White has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo Foods International and Chief Financial Officer of Frito-Lay North America. He joined Frito-Lay in 1990 as Vice President of Planning. Mr. White is also a director of Whirlpool Corporation. He is 57 years old.
The primary terms of Mr. Whites employment have been agreed to and documented in a term sheet which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1. These terms are intended to be incorporated in an employment agreement that will be executed between the Company and Mr. White. Initially, Mr. White will be employed for a three year term commencing on January 1, 2010, with an initial base salary of $1.5 million adjusted annually, a target cash bonus under the Companys executive cash bonus plan of 200% of base salary and a stock grant valued at $25 million consisting of 50% of value in stock options with three-year installment vesting on each anniversary of grant and 50% of value in restricted stock units which vests over a three year period. Other terms and conditions are to be commensurate with similar executive positions. The agreement will include non-compete and non-solicitation provisions that will apply for two years following termination of employment with the Company. The agreement will also contain severance provisions that are consistent with the arrangements for other senior management of the Company and are described in more detail in the attached term sheet.
Larry D. Hunter will continue to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer until Mr. White assumes office.