This excerpt taken from the DTV 8-K filed Feb 10, 2006.
ITEM 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers.
On February 7, 2006, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Ms. Nancy Newcomb as a Class II director to fill the vacancy on its Board of Directors created by the resignation in December 2004 of Eddy W. Hartenstein. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Board of Directors have determined, based upon information provided by Ms. Newcomb and Companys management, that Ms. Newcomb is an independent director, and she has been appointed to serve on the Audit Committee of the Board. Ms. Newcomb has not engaged in, or otherwise been connected to, any transaction with the Company or its affiliates that would require disclosure pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
On February 7, 2006, the Company issued a press release relating to Ms. Newcombs appointment. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.