This excerpt taken from the DTV DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
2006 SUPPLEMENTARY TABLE 5ALL OTHER COMPENSATION
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits. The amounts in column (b) of 2006 Supplementary Table 5 include personal use of Company aircraft, car allowances, financial planning, Company contributions to the Executive Medical Plan, Company contributions to the Executive Long-Term Disability Plan and Company-paid premiums for personal liability insurance. For Mr. Carey, the amount shown includes $54,479 for all personal use of Company aircraft including his spouse's travel on Company aircraft while accompanying Mr. Carey to business events and $35,071 for Company contributions to the Executive Medical Plan. The amount reported for personal use of Company aircraft by Mr. Carey is our best calculation of the incremental cost to the Company including the average cost of fuel, in-flight catering, landing, hangar and parking fees, other variable fees and crew travel expenses. Because the Company uses the aircraft primarily for business travel, we do not include ownership costs or aircraft maintenance expenses that do not change based on usage. The Board encourages Mr. Carey to use the Company aircraft even for personal travel to ensure his personal safety and to maximize his time available for Company business. For Messrs. Palkovic, Churchill, Hunter and Pontual the amount shown includes $35,071, $35,071, $30,774, and $35,071, respectively, for Company contributions to the Executive Medical Plan.
Tax Reimbursements. The amounts shown in column (c) of 2006 Supplementary Table 5 include tax reimbursements to the executive for business-related spouse travel on Company aircraft. The IRS considers personal use of the Company plane, including spouse travel, as additional income for the executive and, therefore, the Company reports the income and withholds related payroll taxes from the executive's pay. However, the Company occasionally requests that spouses join the executives in
attending certain Company-sponsored business events and believes it is appropriate to reimburse the executive for taxes on the additional income from the spouse's related use of Company aircraft. In 2006, Messrs. Carey and Palkovic received such tax reimbursements for $3,562 and $124, respectively.
Registrant Contributions to Defined Contribution Plans. The amounts shown in column (d) of 2006 Supplementary Table 5 include Company-matching contributions to three savings plans, the 401-K Plan, the Excess Plan Savings Benefit and the Executive Deferred Compensation Plan. In 2006, the matching contributions to the Excess Plan Savings Benefit were for Mr. Carey, $195,615, for Mr. Churchill, $70,386, for Mr. Hunter, $32,924 and for Mr. Pontual, $35,487.
Other. The amounts shown in column (e) of 2006 Supplementary Table 5 include the value of complimentary DIRECTV programming, and an award to Mr. Pontual under the employee patent award program. For Mr. Carey, this column also includes the Company-matching amount made for charitable contributions made by Mr. Carey under the Company's Academic Gift Matching Program. As a member of the Board of Directors, the matching contributions for Mr. Carey are disclosed as "payments and promises of payments pursuant to director legacy programs and similar charitable award programs" in the 2006 Summary Compensation Table in column (g) "All other compensation" and again in column (e) "Other" in the 2006 Supplementary Table 5. Matching contributions made by the company with respect to charitable contributions by the other executive officers are not included.
Total The amounts shown in the 2006 Summary Compensation Table column (h) represent the total value of the compensation shown in the 2006 Summary Compensation Table, columns (c) though (g) inclusive, for each named executive officer in the year reported. As a percentage of the total compensation shown in the 2006 Summary Compensation Table, column (h),
These percentages are provided to show the relative proportions of the base salary and elements of the executive officers' 2006 compensation after the bonus in column (e) and the value of the benefits and other compensation were reported in the 2006 Summary Compensation Table. These percentages differ somewhat from the percentages shown on page 33 because these percentages are based on the total compensation in the 2006 Summary Compensation Table, column (h), while the percentages shown on page 33 are based on the sum of the primary compensation elements of base salary, bonus target value and stock grant target value.