This excerpt taken from the DTV 10-K filed Mar 1, 2005.
Termination for Cause Benefit; Involuntary Termination Benefit
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Hughes Electronics Corporation
Executive Deferred Compensation Plan
Master Plan Document
Termination Benefit, then such benefit shall be payable pursuant to an Annual Installment Method of 5 years. The payment(s) shall commence, no later than 90 days after the last day of the Plan Year of the Involuntary Termination. The non-vested portions of the Participants Company Contribution Account and Company Matching Account are forfeited upon Involuntary Termination of Employment. Notwithstanding anything in this Plan to the contrary, a Participants Long-Term Achievement Plan Account and Restricted Stock Unit Account shall be distributed only in Stock.