This excerpt taken from the VRSN DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2006.
Stock Ownership Policy
The Committee has implemented a stock ownership policy that requires executive officers to own shares of VeriSign common stock valued at a specified multiple of their annual salary. Executive officers are required to own three times their base salary in VeriSign shares. Each executive officer has five years from the later of the date of the adoption of the requirement or becoming an executive officer to attain the minimum level of ownership. The Committee believes this policy will facilitate greater alignment of executive interests with shareholders. VeriSigns Corporate Governance Principles are available on our website at http://www.verisign.com/verisign-inc/vrsn-investors/Corporate_Governance/index.html.