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Perficient, Inc. (04/30/08) - The following companies were included in the peer group: Advent Software, Inc., Computer Programs & Systems, Inc., Computer Task Group, Inc., Diamond Management & Technology Consultants Inc., EPIQ Systems, Inc., iGATE Corporation, QuadraMed Corporation, Secure Computing Corporation, Synaptics, Incorporated, and Syntel, Inc. Published survey compensation data from the following sources was utilized: William Mercer, Watson Wyatt, World at Work, and the Economic Research Institute.
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CLEARWIRE CORP (04/29/08) - To assist the committee in its review of executive compensation, we compile data and participate in compensation surveys conducted by independent third parties, such as Culpepper, Thobe, Equilar and Economic Research Institute.
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INTEST CORP (04/29/08) - Management periodically obtains survey data of comparably situated companies from Economic Research Institute ("ERI") to guide it in its compensation recommendations.
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INTROGEN THERAPEUTICS INC (04/29/08) - Economic Research Institute, Executive Benchmark Survey 2007 ... The independent consultant utilized seventy-five percent peer company data and twenty-five percent published survey data to create the market median and seventy-fifth percentile of total compensation.
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MICROVISION INC (04/29/08) - The nationally recognized published surveys utilized were the Aon Executive Compensation Survey, Economic Research Institute Executive Assessor, Culpepper Technology Executive Pay Report, Mercer Executive Compensation Survey, and Watson Wyatt Top Management Compensation Survey.
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NATIONAL BANK OF INDIANAPOLIS CORP (04/29/08) - Crowe Chizek used five different data points for its review and analysis, which consisted of the following: ... Economic Research Institute (May 1, 2007);
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SCM MICROSYSTEMS (04/29/08) - (2) considered informal data on salaries of executive officers in similar positions based on general benchmarking data for the technology industry from the Economic Research Institute...
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SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL INC (04/28/08) - In 2007, the Committee relied primarily on the published surveys of Watson Wyatt Data Service and Economic Research Institute and generally targeted compensation levels between the 50th and 75th percentile of manufacturing companies with similar profiles.
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Titan Machinery Inc (04/28/08) - For fiscal 2008, we used an executive compensation assessment prepared for us by the Economic Research Institute. The assessment provided comparative compensation information for executive officer salaries at companies with comparable size, sales and growth levels to us in the Minneapolis and Fargo markets.
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World Energy Solutions Inc (04/25/08) - Economic Research Institute, Inc., a regional survey reporting on companies in the northeast region.
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CHENIERE ENERGY INC (04/23/08) - Published survey data from the following compensation surveys: Watson Wyatt Top Management Compensation Calculator, Mercer Energy Survey and ERI Executive Compensation Assessor ...
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WILLBROS GROUP INC (04/23/08) - In addition to the Towers Perrin report with respect to the marketplace in general and the base salaries of the Peer Group, the Committee considered compensation data from the ERI Economic Research Institute regarding amounts budgeted for merit raises within the energy industry.
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GREATBATCH INC (04/22/08) - The 2007 market study provided base salary, total cash compensation and total direct compensation based upon our peer group proxy data and blended publicly available 2006 survey data trended to 2007 as follows: Economic Research Institute ERI 2006 ... Mercer Executive Compensation Survey William M. Mercer 2006 ... Top/Middle Management Compensation Calculator Watson Wyatt 2006/2007
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NTN BUZZTIME INC (04/22/08) - In determining base salaries for newly hired executive officers, the Committee considers objective external market data and internal parity of the executive's compensation across peer levels. Surveys regularly used include the Radford High Technology Benchmark and Executive Compensation Survey along with Economic Research Institute Survey and regional data from the San Diego Salary and Benefits Survey.
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FROZEN FOOD EXPRESS INDUSTRIES INC (04/18/08) - In addition to the peer group analysis, we also utilized data from published surveys sponsored by nationally recognized compensation consulting firms. These surveys included: The 2007 Economic Research Institute, Inc. Executive Compensation Assessor, the 2007 Mercer, LLC. Executive Benchmark Database, and the 2007/2008 Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. Top Management Report.
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CORE LABORATORIES N V (04/17/08) - The Compensation Committee reviews several sources as a reference for determining competitive total compensation packages. These include published data from Watson Wyatt Top Management, Mercer-Executive, Economic Research Institute Executive Assessor and Stone Partner's Executive Oilfield Manufacturing and Services Industry compensation surveys. Watson Wyatt's survey includes 2,567 US companies, 154 of which are in the Utilities and Energy industry. Mercer's survey includes 2,258 companies, 101 of which are in the Energy/Mining industry. Watson Wyatt, Mercer-Executive and Economic Research Institute are nationally known, highly respected sources for data.
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BELDEN INC (04/16/08) - For executive officers, the Company sets midpoint salaries at the 50th percentile and annual cash incentive awards and long-term equity awards at the 75th percentile of peer group and survey data assuming target performance levels. For 2007, survey salary data included 2007 Economic Research Institute Executive Compensation Assessor; 2007/2008 Watson Wyatt Survey Report on Top Management Compensation; and the 2007 William Mercer Executive Compensation Survey. The survey data was adjusted to reflect Belden's revenue size.
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KEY ENERGY SERVICES INC (04/16/08) - Longnecker utilizes an average of public peer company information (50% weight) and published survey data (50% weight) in making their recommendations to the Compensation Committee. The following published surveys utilized by Longnecker were: Economic Research Institute Executive Compensation Assessor ...
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OHIO VALLEY BANC CORP (04/16/08) - The Crowe Chizek survey included 26 financial institutions with $500 million to $1 billion in assets in the Midwest Region. From the Economic Research Institute salary database, which has information from a collection of compensation surveys, Crowe Chizek used information designated by the Economic Research Institute as reflecting individuals who had held their positions for three years at commercial banks with a Huntington, West Virginia, database location.
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PRGSCHULTZ INTERNATIONAL INC (04/16/08) - ... in order to ensure that his compensation was properly benchmarked, the Compensation Committee reviewed survey data from the Economic Research Institute which provides geographic-specific survey data derived from 14,000 U.S. publicly-traded corporations' proxy statements, annual and other reports filed with the SEC (1994 to present), loan and employment applicant earnings verifications and digitized public records.
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ELECTRO OPTICAL SCIENCES INC NY (04/15/08) - In performing their study, AGF analyzed a peer group of twenty-three publicly-held companies, as well as industry specific data from the 2006 Compensation and Entrepreneurship Report in Life Sciences (a survey of 170 private companies in the life sciences, including approximately 80 medical device companies) and general compensation data from the Economic Research Institute.
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NATIONAL DENTEX CORP MA (04/14/08) - In reviewing compensation policies and practices for executives for 2007, the Compensation Committee reviewed executive compensation surveys provided by its independent compensation consultant, Strategic Compensation Partners, obtained from The Survey Group, AON Consulting, ERI Executive Salary Assessor, and Towers Perrin. The surveys were generally based on broad indexes of U.S. public companies of reasonably comparable size.
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EXACTECH INC (04/11/08) - This data details relevant market rates for executive salaries based on independent salary surveys that have been selected for benchmarks and verified by the surveying body through payroll records. The sources for this data include: Organization Resource Counselors Executive Compensation Survey, Top Five Medic Benchmark Compensation Survey, Economic Research Institute Executive Compensation Assessor, and the Florida Comp Data Survey. Criteria used to select the surveys used for benchmarking remain consistent from year-to-year and the surveys have remained constant for four years; however, the companies participating in the surveys may vary depending upon changes in subscribing companies.
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VIROPHARMA INC (04/11/08) - The salary surveys utilized by our consultant detail compensation for positions within the labor markets in which we typically hire our executive staff. Published survey sources utilized by the consultant in the analyses were: ... Economic Research Institute (ERI)-Consultants Salary Assessor
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ARRIS GROUP INC (04/09/08) - Survey data from various sources also are utilized, including the following: ... ERI Executive Compensation Assessor 2008 (Economic Research Institute)
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RAM ENERGY RESOURCES INC (04/09/08) - The reports included a competitive salary analysis showing market average salaries for executive positions similar to ours. The market average data was based on a compilation of industry survey data, including the Watson Wyatt Data Services Survey, the Mercer 2006 Energy Compensation Survey and the 2007 Salary Assessor prepared by the Economic Research Institute.
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RUSH ENTERPRISES INC TX (04/09/08) - In addition to the above, Longnecker analyzed published survey data from the following sources: ... Economic Research Institute, ERI Executive Compensation Assessor;
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TOREADOR RESOURCES CORP (04/09/08) - In addition, the named executive officers were compared against published surveys as follows: ... ERI Executive Compensation Assessor - Crude Oil Exploration and Production
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FNB United Corp (04/04/08) - The primary data used in setting competitive market compensation levels for the named executive officers was derived from two sources. The first source included various market salary surveys for banks of similar asset size, including 2007 Crowe Southeast, ERI Salary Assessor, Mercer-Banking Executive Survey, and Watson-Wyatt, Southeast.
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CAPITAL PROPERTIES INC RI (03/28/08) - Data for these companies was compiled from current proxy statements. In addition, compensation information was compiled from several published survey sources which report data for business services and non-technical companies with revenues less than $50 million. These survey sources are: ... Economic Research Institute - Real Estate;
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GOLFSMITH INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS INC (03/27/08) - We have supplemented the Aon Report with reports from Mercer Corp., Watson Wyatt, and Economic Research Institute (jointly, the "Compensation Surveys") on compensation for executives in our peer group.
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IDEXX LABORATORIES INC (03/27/08) - The company annually budgets total cash compensation to increase by roughly the amount reported by general US industry surveys on projected salary trends. The company looks at surveys prepared by WorldatWork, Economic Research Institute, Mercer, and Radford. This budgeted rate applies to all employees, including executives.
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BRIDGE BANCORP INC (03/24/08) - Data is used from the Economic Research Institute ("ERI") to assess the local cost of wages in the Bank's local market. As a matter of compensation philosophy, regional adjustments made to the national data are based on the differential in salaries not the differential in cost of living.
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LANCE INC (03/24/08) - The consultants used data from comprehensive surveys and performed a peer group analysis using similar sized food and snack food companies. The consultants used the 2006/2007 Industry Report on Top Management Compensation by Watson Wyatt and the 2006 Executive Compensation Assessor by Economic Research Institute and its market analysis of our executive compensation. All elements of executive compensation were compared to market data from food and kindred products industries data.
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UNIT CORP (03/14/08) - Additionally, information from the following published surveys was incorporated into Longnecker's 2007 study: ... Economic Research Institute, ERI Executive Compensation Assessor 2007;
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UMPQUA HOLDINGS CORP (03/03/08) - PWC's analysis was based on a review of proxy data for three years and compensation surveys performed by Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Watson Wyatt and the Economic Research Institute.
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SIGNATURE EYEWEAR INC (02/28/08) - This increase was based on a recommendation of the Compensation Committee. In making this recommendation, the Compensation Committee considered the Executive Compensation Assessor prepared by the ERI Economic Research Institute for information concerning compensation of chief executive officers and chief financial officers of public companies with annual revenues of $15 million to $50 million.
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Diamond Foods Inc (02/11/08) - In establishing compensation benchmarks, Aon summarized survey data from Towers Perrin, Economic Research Institute, Watson Wyatt Data Services and William Mercer for companies of similar size to Diamond.
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HELMERICH PAYNE INC (01/25/08) - The data from these surveys is statistically regressed according to our revenue. This survey data includes oilfield services, energy and general industry data. The surveys referenced in Deloitte's 2007 compensation report were: ... Economic Research Institute 2007 Executive Compensation Assessor
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INTEGRATED ELECTRICAL SERVICES INC (01/04/08) - The Survey Group consists of four "Industry Peer Group" companies and "General Industry" companies regressed from Construction and Engineering industries with annual revenues of approximately $950 million. The compensation consultant utilized published survey compensation data from the following sources: ... Economic Research Institute, ERI Executive Compensation Assessor
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