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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
SCHEDULE 14A
(Rule 14a-101)
INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROXY STATEMENT
SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

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April 5, 2010
 
To Our Stockholders:
 
You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders of KBR, Inc. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m., local time in The Texas Room, located at 601 Jefferson Street, Houston, Texas 77002. The Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, proxy statement and proxy card from the Board of Directors are enclosed. The materials provide further information concerning the meeting.
 
At the meeting, stockholders are being asked to:
 
  •  elect two Class I directors to serve for three years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified;
 
  •  ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm to audit the consolidated financial statements of KBR, Inc. for the year ending December 31, 2010;
 
  •  consider two stockholder proposals, if properly presented at the meeting; and
 
  •  transact any other business that properly comes before the meeting or any adjournment or postponements of the meeting.
 
Please refer to the proxy statement for detailed information on each of these proposals.
 
It is very important that your shares are represented and voted at the meeting. Your shares may be voted electronically on the Internet, by telephone or by returning the enclosed proxy card. Your proxy will not be used if you are present and prefer to vote in person or if you revoke your proxy. We would appreciate your informing us on the proxy card if you expect to attend the meeting so that we can provide adequate seating.
 
We appreciate the continuing interest of our stockholders in the business of KBR, and we hope you will be able to attend the meeting.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
William P. Utt
Chairman of the Board, President
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Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
to be Held May 20, 2010
 
KBR, Inc., a Delaware corporation, will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., local time, in The Texas Room, located at 601 Jefferson Street, Houston, Texas 77002. At the meeting, stockholders will be asked to consider and act upon the following matters discussed in the attached proxy statement:
 
1. To elect two Class I directors to serve for three years and until their successors shall be elected and shall qualify.
 
2. To consider and act upon a proposal to ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as the independent registered public accounting firm to audit the consolidated financial statements of KBR for the year ending December 31, 2010.
 
3. To consider two stockholder proposals, if properly presented at the meeting.
 
4. To transact any other business that properly comes before the meeting or any adjournment or postponements of the meeting.
 
These items are fully described in the following pages, which are made a part of this Notice. The Board of Directors has set Monday, March 22, 2010, at the close of business, as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting and at any adjournment or postponement of the meeting.
 
We request that you vote your shares as promptly as possible. If you have shares registered in your own name, you may vote your shares in a number of ways:
 
  •  electronically via the Internet at www.proxyvote.com,
 
  •  by telephone, if you are in the U.S. or Canada, by calling 1-800-690-6903, or
 
  •  by marking your votes, dating and signing the proxy card or voting instruction form enclosed and returning it in the postage-paid envelope provided.
 
If you hold KBR shares with a broker or bank, you may also be eligible to vote via the Internet or by telephone if your broker or bank participates in the proxy voting program provided by Broadridge Investor Communication Services.
 
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND:
 
Attendance at the meeting is limited to stockholders. No guests will be admitted. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. Each stockholder holding KBR shares in brokerage accounts is required to bring a copy of a brokerage statement reflecting stock ownership as of the record date. Please note that you may be asked to present valid picture identification, such as a driver’s license or passport.
 
By Order of the Board of Directors,
 
-s- JEFFREY B KING
Jeffrey B. King
Secretary
 
April 5, 2010


 

 
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PROXY STATEMENT
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
The accompanying proxy is solicited by the Board of Directors of KBR, Inc. (“KBR,” the “Company,” “we” or “us”). By executing and returning the enclosed proxy or by following the enclosed voting instructions, you authorize the persons named in the proxy to represent you and vote your shares on the matters described in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
 
Subject to space availability, all stockholders as of the record date, or their duly appointed proxies, may attend the meeting. Admission to the meeting will be on a first-come, first-served basis and no guests will be admitted. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Please note that you may be asked to present valid picture identification, such as a driver’s license or passport, when you check in at the registration desk.
 
If you hold your shares in “street name” (that is, through a broker or other nominee), you are required to bring a copy of a brokerage statement reflecting your stock ownership as of the record date.
 
No cameras, recording equipment, electronic devices, large bags, briefcases or packages will be permitted in the meeting.
 
If you attend the meeting, you may vote in person.  If you are not present, your shares can be voted only if you have followed the instructions for voting via the Internet or by telephone, or returned a properly executed proxy; and in these cases, your shares will be voted as you specify. If no specification is made, the shares will be voted in accordance with the recommendations of the Board of Directors. You may revoke the authorization given in your proxy at any time before the shares are voted at the meeting.
 
The record date for determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the meeting is Monday, March 22, 2010. KBR’s common stock, par value $0.001, is the only class of capital stock that is outstanding. As of March 22, 2010, there were 160,538,968 shares of common stock outstanding. Each of the outstanding shares of common stock is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to the stockholders for a vote at the meeting. A complete list of stockholders entitled to vote will be kept at our offices at the address specified below for ten days prior to, and will be available at, the meeting.
 
Votes cast by proxy or in person at the meeting will be counted by the persons appointed by us to act as election inspectors for the meeting. Except as set forth below, the affirmative vote of the majority of shares present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote on the subject matter will be the act of the stockholders. Except as set forth below, shares for which a holder has elected to abstain on a matter will count for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum and will have the effect of a vote against the matter.
 
In the election of directors, the candidates for election receiving the highest number of affirmative votes of the shares entitled to be voted, whether or not a majority of the shares present, up to the number of directors to be elected by those shares, will be elected. Shares present but not voting on the election of directors will be disregarded, except for quorum purposes, and will have no legal effect.
 
The election inspectors will treat shares held in street name which cannot be voted by a broker on specific matters in the absence of instructions from the beneficial owner of the shares, known as broker non-vote shares, as shares that are present and entitled to vote for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum. In determining the outcome of any matter for which the broker does not have discretionary authority to vote, however, those shares will not have any effect on that matter. Those shares may be entitled to vote on other matters for which brokers may exercise their own discretion.
 
The proxy solicitor, the election inspectors and the tabulators of all proxies, ballots and voting tabulations that identify stockholders are independent and are not employees of KBR.
 
This proxy statement, the form of proxy and voting instructions are being made available to stockholders on or about April 5, 2010, at www.investoreconnect.com. You may also request a printed copy of this proxy statement and the form of proxy by any of the following methods: (a) telephone at 1-800-579-1639; (b) internet


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at www.investoreconnect.com; or (c) e-mail at sendmaterial@investoreconnect.com. Our Annual Report to Stockholders, including financial statements, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, is being made available at the same time and by the same methods. The Annual Report is not to be considered as a part of the proxy solicitation material or as having been incorporated by reference.
 
Our principal executive office is located at 601 Jefferson Street, Suite 3400, Houston Texas 77002 and our website address is www.kbr.com. Information contained on our website, including information referred to in this proxy statement, is not to be considered as part of the proxy solicitation material and is not incorporated into this proxy statement.
 
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT VOTING
 
The following are answers to common questions about voting KBR shares at the meeting. If your question is not addressed below or elsewhere in this proxy statement, please contact KBR’s Investor Relations Department at (713) 753-5082.
 
Who is entitled to vote?
 
Holders of record at the close of business on March 22, 2010, which is the record date for the meeting, will be entitled to one vote per share. Fractional shares will not be voted. On the record date, KBR had 160,538,968 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, outstanding.
 
Who is soliciting my proxy to vote my shares?
 
KBR’s Board of Directors is soliciting your proxy, or your authorization for our representatives to vote your shares. Your proxy will be effective for the May 20, 2010 meeting and at any adjournment or postponement of that meeting.
 
What constitutes a quorum?
 
For business to be conducted at the meeting, a quorum constituting a majority of the shares of KBR common stock issued and outstanding and entitled to vote must be in attendance or represented by proxy.
 
How do I give voting instructions?
 
As described on the enclosed proxy card, proxies may be submitted:
 
  •  over the Internet,
 
  •  by telephone or
 
  •  by mail.
 
Votes submitted over the Internet or by telephone must be received by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Wednesday, May 19, 2010.
 
Can I change my vote?
 
A proxy may be revoked by a stockholder at any time before it is voted by:
 
  •  giving notice of the revocation in writing to KBR’s Corporate Secretary at 601 Jefferson Street, Houston, Texas 77002,
 
  •  submitting another valid proxy by mail, telephone or over the Internet that is later dated and, if mailed, is properly signed or
 
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What are voting requirements to elect the directors and approve each of the proposals?
 
KBR’s Bylaws provide that, in general, holders of a majority of the voting stock, present in person or represented by proxy, will constitute a quorum at any meeting of the stockholders. The directors will be elected by a plurality of the shares of KBR’s common stock cast in person or represented by proxy at the meeting. Adoption of the proposal to ratify the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm and the stockholder proposals will require the affirmative vote of a majority of the shares of KBR’s common stock present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting and entitled to vote.
 
If my shares are held in “street name” by my broker, how will my shares be voted?
 
Shares held in street name which are not voted by a broker on a matter in the absence of instructions from the beneficial owner, known as broker non-vote shares, will be counted as shares that are present and entitled to vote for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum. In determining the outcome of any matter for which the broker does not have discretionary authority to vote, however, those shares will not be counted for or against the matter unless you provide instructions to your broker. Your vote is important, and we request that you vote your shares as promptly as possible by returning your instructions to your broker.
 
What happens if I abstain or withhold my vote on any proposal?
 
Abstentions are counted as present in determining whether the quorum requirement is satisfied. Abstentions from voting will not be taken into account in determining the outcome of the election of directors. Abstentions will be included in the voting tally and will have the same effect as a vote against the ratification of the appointment of the independent registered public accounting firm and the stockholder proposals.
 
Does KBR offer electronic delivery of proxy materials?
 
Yes. KBR encourages you to reduce printing and mailing costs by signing up for electronic delivery of KBR stockholder communications. With electronic delivery, you will receive documents such as the Annual Report and the proxy statement as soon as they are available, without waiting for them to arrive in the mail. Electronic delivery also can help reduce the number of bulky documents in your personal files and eliminate duplicate mailings. To sign up for electronic delivery, please follow the instructions on your proxy card to vote by internet at www.proxyvote.com and, when prompted, indicate that you agree to receive or access stockholder communications electronically in future years.
 
What is “householding?”
 
In accordance with notices that KBR sent to certain stockholders, KBR is sending only one copy of its meeting materials to stockholders who share the same address, unless they have notified KBR that they want to continue receiving multiple copies. This practice, known as “householding,” is designed to reduce duplicate mailings and save significant printing and postage costs.
 
If you received a householded mailing this year and you would like to have additional copies of the Annual Report and/or proxy statement mailed to you, or you would like to revoke your consent to the householding of documents, please submit your request to 1-800-542-1061. You will begin to receive individual copies within 30 days after your request.
 
Unfortunately, householding for bank and brokerage accounts is limited to accounts within the same bank or brokerage firm. For example, if you and your spouse share the same last name and address, and you and your spouse each have two accounts containing KBR stock at two different brokerage firms, your household will receive two copies of the notice or meeting materials — one from each brokerage firm. To reduce the number of duplicate sets of the notice or meeting materials your household receives, you may wish to enroll some or all of your accounts in our electronic delivery program. See “Does KBR offer electronic delivery of proxy materials?”


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PROPOSAL No. 1
 
ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
 
Our Board of Directors is “classified” into three classes serving staggered three-year terms, with Messrs. Utt and Curtiss being designated Class I directors, Messrs. Huff, Lyles and Slater being designated Class II directors and Messrs. Carroll and Blount being designated Class III directors. The size of our Board of Directors is currently set at seven members.
 
Pursuant to our Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, the members of the Board of Directors serve for three-year terms and hold office until their successors are elected and qualified or until their earlier resignation or removal. Class II directors will serve until the annual meeting of our stockholders to be held in 2011, and Class III directors will serve until the annual meeting of our stockholders to be held in 2012. The terms of the current Class I directors will expire on the date of the upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Accordingly, two persons are to be elected to serve as Class I directors at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Management’s nominees for election by the stockholders to those two positions are the current Class I members of the Board of Directors, Messrs. Curtiss and Utt. Both nominees have indicated his willingness to serve, if elected. If either of the nominees declines to serve or becomes unavailable for any reason, or if a vacancy occurs before the election, the proxies may be voted for such substitute nominee as we may designate. We have no reason to believe that either of the Class I nominees will be unable to serve if elected. If a quorum is present, the nominees for Class I director receiving the highest number of votes will be elected as Class I directors.
 
The Board of Directors recommends that you vote FOR the election of each Class I director nominee listed below. Properly dated and signed proxies, and proxies properly submitted over the Internet and by telephone, will be so voted unless stockholders specify otherwise.
 
The following biographical information is furnished with respect to each of the Class I director nominees for election at the meeting and each incumbent member of the Board of Directors. The information includes age as of March 22, 2010, present position, if any, with KBR, period served as director, and other business experience during at least the past five years. In each case, when reviewing the qualifications of the Directors, the Board considered expertise that is useful to KBR and complementary to the background and experience of other Board members so that an optimum balance of skills and expertise on the Board can be achieved and maintained. For additional information regarding the qualifications the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Board consider in the nomination process, see “Corporate Governance — Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee — Qualifications of Directors.”
 
Nominees for Class I Director — Term Ending 2013
 
Jeffrey E. Curtiss, 61, is a private investor. From January 2000 to June 2006, Mr. Curtiss served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Service Corporation International, a leading provider of funeral and cemetery services. Previously, Mr. Curtiss was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. from January 1992 to July 1999. Mr. Curtiss holds two law degrees and a CPA certificate, and became a CFA charterholder in 2006. Mr. Curtiss joined the Board in November 2006 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
 
After assessing Mr. Curtiss’s experience and skills, the Board concluded that he should continue to serve as a Director, primarily on the basis of his extensive experience supervising the finance and accounting functions for large organizations similar in size and complexity to KBR. In addition, Mr. Curtiss has legal training and qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under the rules of the NYSE and provides expertise that assists the Board and the Audit Committee in their risk oversight function.
 
William P. Utt, 53, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of KBR effective March 15, 2006. He was named Chairman in April 2007. Prior to joining KBR, he was President and CEO of SUEZ Energy North America from 2000 to 2006, with responsibility for the LNG, retail energy, energy marketing and


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trading, power generation and development businesses. From 1995 to 2000, he was President and CEO of Tractebel’s North American energy businesses. Mr. Utt holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia and has a master’s degree in business administration from The Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
 
The Board concluded that Mr. Utt should continue to serve as a Director and as Chairman of the Board because of his role as the Chief Executive Officer of KBR. The Board has determined that having Mr. Utt serve as Chairman of the Board is the most effective form of governance for KBR, because of the complexity of KBR’s business and Mr. Utt’s accomplished leadership since the inception of KBR as an independent public company, among other factors. For additional information regarding Mr. Utt’s role as Chairman of the Board, and the counter-balancing measures present in the Board leadership structure, see “Corporate Governance — Board of Directors Leadership Structure.”
 
Incumbent Class II Directors — Term Ending 2011
 
John R. Huff, 64, is currently Chairman of Oceaneering International, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Mr. Huff served as the Chief Executive Officer of Oceaneering International, Inc., an oil field services company, from 1986 until his retirement from the position of Chief Executive Officer in May 2006. Mr. Huff is also a director of Suncor Energy, Inc. He served as a director of Rowan Companies from 2006 to 2009 and as a director of BJ Services Company from 1992 until its expected merger with Baker Hughes Incorporated, which was approved by the shareholders at a special meeting on March 31, 2010. Mr. Huff joined the Board in April 2007 and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee.
 
Mr. Huff brings over forty years of engineering and executive management experience with the offshore oil and gas industry on both the exploration and production side and in oilfield services. In addition to his insights into KBR’s customer base, he also brings twenty years of experience as the CEO of a publicly-traded company and relevant experience on public company board and various board committees. In light of his relevant executive management and industry experience, the Board concluded that Mr. Huff should continue to serve as a Director.
 
Lester L. Lyles, 63, has been an independent consultant since 2003. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Air Force for over 35 years as: Commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center from 1994 to 1996; Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization from 1996 to 1999; Vice Chief of Staff of the Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force from 1999 to 2000; and Commander of the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Lyles is also a director of General Dynamics Corporation, where he also serves on the Audit Committee, The Dayton Power and Light Company and Precision Castparts Corp. and was previously a director of MTC Technologies, Inc. from 2003 until its acquisition by BAE Systems in 2007. Mr. Lyles joined the Board in November 2007 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.
 
In light of the importance of KBR’s relationship with the U.S. government as a primary provider of logistical support for U.S. forces deployed in the Middle East and elsewhere, the Board of Directors considered Mr. Lyles’s distinguished experience in the U.S. Air Force, especially his command of the Air Force Material Command, as the most important factor in concluding that Mr. Lyles should continue to serve on the Board.
 
Richard J. Slater, 63, has been chairman of ORBIS LLC, an investment and corporate advisory firm, since February 2003. Previously, Mr. Slater served in various executive positions with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEG), beginning in May 1980. Mr. Slater was employed as a consultant to the chief executive officer of JEG from January 2003 to October 2006, and prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Operations from March 1998 to December 2002. Mr. Slater presently serves as non-executive chairman of Bluebeam Software Inc. He served as an independent director of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Slater joined the Board in November 2006 and is Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.


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Mr. Slater had over 20 years experience with JEG, one of KBR’s most closely-aligned competitors, including five years as JEG’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations. The Board concluded that Mr. Slater should continue to serve as a Director primarily because of his relevant executive experience supervising domestic and international engineering and infrastructure construction projects and acquisitions.
 
Incumbent Class III Directors — Term Ending 2012
 
W. Frank Blount, 71, is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JI Ventures, Inc., which is a hi-tech venture capital company based in Atlanta, Georgia. From June 2000 to October 2002, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cypress Communications Corporation, a telecommunications company. From January 1992 until March 1999, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Telstra Communications Corporation, Australia’s principal telecommunications company. Mr. Blount also serves on the Boards of Caterpillar, Inc., Alcatel-Lucent, Entergy, Inc. and the Advisory Board for China Telecom. Mr. Blount joined the Board in April 2007 and is Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Blount also serves as KBR’s Lead Director.
 
The Board of Directors concluded that Mr. Blount should continue to serve as both a Director and the Lead Director for KBR based on his many years of experience dealing with risk oversight and governance issues for public companies in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Mr. Blount has decades of experience in executive positions, including as one of four group presidents for AT&T, Inc. Through executive or board leadership positions, Mr. Blount also has extensive experience in several world regions that are a focus of KBR’s business, including Europe, Australia and China.
 
Loren K. Carroll, 66, is currently an independent consultant and business advisor. From March 1994 until April 2006, Mr. Carroll served as President and Chief Executive Officer of M-I SWACO and Executive Vice-President of Smith International, Inc, a worldwide supplier of drilling fluids and related equipment and services to the oil and gas industry. M-I SWACO is owned 60% by Smith International, Inc. Mr. Carroll currently serves as a director of Smith International, Inc., Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., Forest Oil Corporation and CGG Veritas, Inc. He serves as a member of the Compensation Committee of CGG Veritas, Inc. Mr. Carroll joined the Board in April 2007 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.
 
The Board concluded that Mr. Carroll should continue to serve on the Board primarily because of his long experience dealing with the hydrocarbons industry as the chief executive of M-I SWACO and as the chief financial officer of Smith International, Inc., an NYSE listed company. Mr. Carroll also qualifies as an audit committee financial expert under the rules of the NYSE and provides the Board the insights from over 40 years of experience in finance and accounting, including experience as a managing partner at a major accounting firm.


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The table below sets forth certain information, as of February 28, 2010, regarding the beneficial ownership of KBR’s common stock by persons known by KBR to beneficially own more than five percent of its outstanding common stock, each director or nominee, each of the named executive officers referenced in the Summary Compensation Table contained in this Proxy Statement, and all directors and executive officers as a group. Information regarding five percent stockholders in the table and footnotes is based on the most recent Statement on Schedule 13G or 13D or amendment thereto filed by each such person with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), except as otherwise known to KBR. To our knowledge, except as otherwise noted in the footnotes to this table or as provided by applicable community property laws, each individual has sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares of common stock listed in the second column below as beneficially owned by the individual.
 
                 
    Shares of KBR Common Stock
 
    Beneficially Owned  
    Number of
    Percentage of
 
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner(1)
  Shares(2)     Class  
 
Capital World Investors(3)
    19,273,920       12 %
333 South Hope Street
Los Angeles, California 90071
               
BlackRock, Inc.(4)
    13,880,059       8.66 %
40 East 52nd Street
New York City, New York 10022
               
William P. Utt(5)(6)(7)
    227,359       *  
Susan K. Carter(8)
    0       *  
T. Kevin DeNicola(8)
    0       *  
Andrew Farley(5)(6)(7)
    66,434       *  
John L. Rose(5)(6)(7)
    60,750       *  
David Zimmerman(5)(6)(7)
    42,174       *  
W. Frank Blount(5)
    11,300       *  
Loren K. Carroll(5)
    11,300       *  
Jeffrey E. Curtiss(5)(9)
    19,800       *  
John R. Huff(5)
    61,300       *  
Lester L. Lyles(5)
    11,300       *  
Richard J. Slater(5)
    14,800       *  
All directors and executive officers as a group (15 persons)(5)(6)(7)
    654,169       *  
 
 
Less than one percent (1%).
 
(1) The address of each of the named executive officers and directors is c/o KBR, Inc., 601 Jefferson Street, Suite 3400, Houston, Texas 77002.
 
(2) Beneficial ownership means the sole or shared power to vote, or to direct the voting of, shares of KBR common stock, or investment power with respect to KBR common stock, or any combination of the foregoing. Each director and executive officer and the directors and executive officers as a group beneficially own less than 1% of the outstanding shares of KBR common stock.
 
(3) Based solely on a Schedule 13G filed February 8, 2010, Capital World Investors (CWI) is deemed to be the beneficial owner of 19,273,920 shares as a result of Capital Research and Management Company acting as investment adviser to various investment companies registered under Section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940. Capital World Investors disclaims beneficial ownership pursuant to Rule 13d-4.
 
(4) Based solely on a Schedule 13G filed January 20, 2010, BlackRock, Inc. is deemed to be the beneficial owner of 13,880,059 shares as a result of being a parent holding company or control person of several other entities in accordance with Rule 13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G).


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(5) Includes the following shares of restricted stock as to which the holder has sole voting power, but no investment power: Mr. Utt, 94,643; Mr. Farley, 11,000; Mr. Rose, 6,638; Mr. Zimmerman, 6,106; Mr. Blount, 1,400; Mr. Carroll, 1,400; Mr. Curtiss, 2,800; Mr. Huff, 1,400; Mr. Lyles, 1,400; Mr. Slater, 2,800; and all executive officers and directors as a group, 164,350. The restrictions lapse, and the holder acquires sole investment power, at a rate of 20% per year for a five-year period (except that 55,306 of Mr. Utt’s restricted shares must also meet certain performance measures to vest (22,122 of which have met the performance measures to vest).
 
(6) Does not include the following shares of restricted stock units as to which the holder has no voting power and no investment power, but which will convert to common stock on a 1-to-1 ratio, subject to certain conditions: Mr. Utt, 55,316; Mr. Farley, 17,517; Mr. Rose, 17,387; Mr. Zimmerman, 11,394; and all executive officers and directors as a group, 126,214. With respect to the units held by Messrs. Utt, Farley, Rose, Zimmerman and all other executive officers, the restrictions lapse, and the holder acquires voting and investment power, at a rate of 20% per year over a five-year period. All of the units held by Mr. Utt and a portion of the units held by the other executive officers must also meet certain performance measures to vest.
 
(7) Includes the following option to purchase shares that vest on or before April 29, 2010: Mr. Utt, 20,711; Mr. Farley, 30,381; Mr. Rose, 28,290; Mr. Zimmerman, 23,133; and all executive officers and directors as a group, 140,211. These options become exercisable at a rate of 331/3% per year for a three-year period.
 
(8) Mr. DeNicola retired from his position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as of October 29, 2009. Mrs. Carter replaced him as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on October 29, 2009.
 
(9) Includes 5,000 shares held in trust for the benefit of Mr. Curtiss’s immediate family members, over which he has sole voting and investment power. These shares are held in margin accounts as security and are subject to customary margin account requirements.
 
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
Klaudia Brace, 53, is Senior Vice President, Administration of KBR. Ms. Brace joined KBR in April 2006. Prior to joining KBR, Ms. Brace served as Senior Vice President, Business Control and Human Resources for SUEZ Energy North America from April 1996 to April 2006.
 
Dennis Calton, 56, is Executive Vice President, Operations. Mr. Calton was appointed to his current position in February 2008. Mr. Calton has been with KBR for 34 years during which time he has served as Senior Vice President, Project Management Oversight & Controls (PMOC) as well as Vice President of KBR’s Onshore Project Operations, Vice President of Onshore Construction, Vice President of Construction/Maintenance Operations and Vice President of Business Segment Management. In December 2003, several subsidiaries of Halliburton Company, including Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc., commenced prepackaged Chapter 11 proceedings to discharge current and future asbestos and silica personal injury claims and an order confirming a plan of reorganization became final effective December 31, 2004. Mr. Calton served as a Vice President of two of such subsidiaries.
 
Susan K. Carter, 51, is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for KBR, Inc. Mrs. Carter joined KBR in late October 2009. Prior to joining KBR, she held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Lennox International, Inc., located in Richardson, Texas. Before joining Lennox, Mrs. Carter served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Cummins, Inc., based in Columbus, Indiana. Mrs. Carter also spent time at Honeywell, where she was involved in the financial management of several businesses including operations with defense aspects.
 
Andrew D. Farley, 46, is Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Farley was appointed to his position in June 2006. His appointment followed 13 years in the Law Department of KBR, having previously served as Vice President — Legal of KBR’s Energy and Chemicals segment since May 2003.
 
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Mr. Mumford was Senior Vice President, Business Development Oversight. He is responsible for the Company’s business development oversight, corporate development and strategic planning functions. He is also responsible for the Company’s Ventures Business Unit, KBR’s asset development and investment arm.
 
Previously, Mr. Mumford served as Senior Vice President, Business Development for SUEZ Energy North America, where he was responsible for wholesale power acquisition, divestiture and development efforts, LNG program efforts, investment management and portfolio rationalization.
 
John L. Rose, 64, is Group President, Hydrocarbons. In his current role, Mr. Rose is responsible for KBR’s four hydrocarbon business units including Downstream, Gas Monetization, Oil & Gas, and Technology. Prior to his current role, Mr. Rose served as President, Upstream, directing KBR’s upstream market covering onshore and offshore oil and gas projects, LNG and GTL. Mr. Rose was Executive Vice President of KBR’s former Energy and Chemicals business segment from September 2005 to August 2007. He also served as Vice President, Subsidiary Operations and Production Services from April 2004 to September 2005. Between October 2000 and April 2004, Mr. Rose was the Executive Director in a major joint venture between KBR and Mitsubishi. During his 39 years with KBR, Mr. Rose has held various positions within KBR, including directing KBR’s upstream market covering onshore and offshore oil and gas projects, LNG and GTL.
 
Mark Williams, 52, is Group President of KBR’s Infrastructure, Government and Power Business Unit. Mr. Williams joined KBR in January 2010. Prior to joining KBR, Mr. Williams served as Group Vice President at Jacobs Engineering for the Northern Europe Region and Managing Director of the Dutch and German Corporations serving the oil, gas and chemicals private sector industries. Mr. Williams also previously served as Senior Vice President within Jacobs’ Aerospace and Defense Sector. Mr. Williams’s tenure at Jacobs began in 1985. He has over 25 years experience in the government and defense business. Prior to joining Jacobs, Mr. Williams worked in various federal government services roles of increasing responsibility with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Sverdrup Corporation and Veda, Inc.
 
David Zimmerman, 56, is President, Services. Mr. Zimmerman was appointed to his position in September 2007. Mr. Zimmerman has been with KBR for 34 years during which time he has held various operational responsibilities in the US and abroad. He is currently responsible for KBR’s global construction operation which includes segmented product lines in industrial maintenance, US construction, Canadian fabrication and construction, offshore vessel operations, and KBR’s Building Group. Prior to his current role, Mr. Zimmerman was KBR’s Senior Vice President, Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Services from 2006 to 2007, Vice President of Construction from 2002 to 2006, Vice President Oil and Gas from 1999 to 2002, and Managing Director of Asia engineering and construction operations from 1994 to 1999.
 
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
 
Corporate Governance Materials
 
We are committed to good corporate governance and to effective communication with our stockholders. The roles, duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and each committee of the Board of Directors are summarized below. To ensure that our stockholders have access to our governing documents, we provide copies of our Code of Business Conduct and Corporate Governance Guidelines and the charters of each of the committees of our Board of Directors on our website at www.kbr.com, and copies will be provided to any stockholder who requests them by writing to our Investor Relations Department at: 601 Jefferson Street, Suite 3400, Houston, Texas 77002.
 
Role of the Board of Directors
 
The Board of Directors represents the interests of our stockholders in perpetuating a successful business. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to provide oversight of the effectiveness of management’s policies and decisions, including the execution of its strategies, with a commitment to enhancing stockholder value over the long term. To this end, Board members are expected to act in the best interests of all stockholders, be knowledgeable about our businesses, exercise informed and independent judgment and maintain an understanding


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of general economic trends and conditions as well as trends in corporate governance. In addition, it is our Board’s policy that Board members are expected to make every effort to attend the meetings of the Board and committees of the Board upon which they serve, as well as stockholder meetings. All of KBR’s incumbent directors attended seventy-five percent or more of the aggregate of all meetings of the Board and of committees on which they served during the periods that they served during 2009, except that Mr. Lyles did not attend three of the nine Audit Committee meetings and four of the ten Board meetings held during 2009. Our Corporate Governance Guidelines provide that all Directors should attend our annual stockholder meetings and all of our directors attended our 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
 
Independence Standards
 
At this time, all of our directors are independent, as set forth in our Corporate Governance Guidelines and outlined below, except our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Utt, who does not qualify as an independent director.
 
A director will be considered independent under our Corporate Governance Guidelines if he or she:
 
  •  has no material relationship with KBR;
 
  •  has not been employed by us or any affiliate of ours during the preceding three years, and no member of the director’s immediate family has been employed as an executive officer of ours or any of our affiliates during the preceding three years;
 
  •  has not received, and does not have an immediate family member who has received, during any twelve-month period within the preceding three years, more than $100,000 in direct compensation from KBR, other than director’s fees, committee fees or pension or deferred compensation for prior service;
 
  •  is not a partner or an employee of KBR’s independent auditor, and was not during the past three calendar years a partner or employee of KBR’s independent auditor who personally worked on KBR’s audit;
 
  •  does not have an immediate family member who is a partner of KBR’s independent auditor or an employee of KBR’s independent auditor who participates in that firm’s audit, assurance or tax compliance (but not tax planning) practice or was during the past three calendar years a partner or employee of KBR’s independent auditor who personally worked on KBR’s audit;
 
  •  is not a current employee and does not have an immediate family member who is a current executive officer of any company that has made payments to, or received payments from, KBR or any of its affiliates in an amount which, in any of the last three fiscal years, exceeds the greater of $1 million or 2% of our or such other company’s consolidated gross revenues; and
 
  •  has not (and has not had a family member who) within the preceding three years served as an executive officer with a company for which a KBR executive served on its compensation committee.
 
The definition of independence and compliance with this policy will be reviewed periodically by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. All directors complete independence questionnaires at least annually and our Board makes determinations of the independence of its members under the listing standards of the NYSE and the SEC requirements for Audit Committee members. Our Board believes that its membership should include no more than two directors who are also employees of KBR. While this number is not an absolute limitation, other than the Chief Executive Officer, who should at all times be a member of the Board, employee directors should be limited only to those officers whose positions or potential make it appropriate for them to sit on the Board.
 
Audit Committee Financial Expert Determinations
 
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that each member of the Audit Committee is independent, as defined by our Corporate Governance Guidelines, the NYSE’s listing standards and Rule 10A-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 
Board of Directors Leadership Structure
 
Since the inception of KBR as an independent public company in April 2007, Mr. Utt has served as CEO and Chairman of the Board. We believe that the leadership of KBR’s Board of Directors is best served by combining the roles of Chairman and CEO, and that Mr. Utt is highly qualified to serve in his role.
 
The CEO and Chairman of the Board is responsible to the Board for the overall management and functioning of the company. The Chairman is joined in the leadership of the Board by our Lead Director, Mr. W. Frank Blount, who was elected by the non-management directors. Our Lead Director has significant board experience, as described in his biographical information in this proxy statement, and works closely with Mr. Utt and the Board on risk oversight and governance matters. Mr. Blount has served as the company’s Lead Director, as well as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, since KBR’s separation from its prior parent.
 
KBR’s Corporate Governance Guidelines provide for the Lead Director to perform a strong role in the leadership of the Board, as follows:
 
  •  The Lead Director presides at executive sessions of the non-management directors at each regular Board meeting and sets the agenda for these sessions.
 
  •  The Lead Director approves meeting agendas for each regular Board and committee meeting and approves the information to be sent to the directors with respect to each meeting.
 
  •  The Lead Director presided at the executive session of the Board held in December 2009 to evaluate the performance of our CEO. In addition, he has a key role in communicating to the CEO, after approval by the Compensation Committee, the evaluation and compensation of the CEO for the next full year and the results of the Board’s review and approval of management succession plans and development programs.
 
  •  As Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Mr. Blount leads the director selection and nomination process and the assignment of directors to committees of the Board.
 
KBR’s Corporate Governance Guidelines provide for the following checks and balances regarding the role of the CEO and Chairman:
 
  •  The CEO may not serve on any committees of the Board, as only non-management directors may do so.
 
  •  One of the elements of the CEO’s evaluation is the extent to which he keeps the Board informed on matters affecting the company and its operating units.
 
  •  At least two-thirds of the Board must be independent directors. In practice, Mr. Utt has been the only management director at KBR since its inception as an independent public company. Each of our other directors is independent, as defined under the listing standards of the NYSE.
 
KBR’s Board of Directors has determined that its current leadership structure is appropriate as of the date of this proxy statement, given the complexity and global nature of KBR’s business and the risks inherent in our business. The Board believes that Mr. Utt, acting in his combined role as Chairman and CEO, is well positioned to facilitate communications with the Board of Directors and shareholders about our complex business. Mr. Utt was appointed CEO in preparation for KBR’s initial public offering by its former parent company, and has served in that capacity since 2006. Under Mr. Utt’s leadership, KBR’s business has undergone significant transformation, including a reorganization into more strategically-aligned business units, and evolution from a wholly-owned subsidiary with significant support from its parent company into an independent operating company. In addition, Mr. Utt has the full confidence of the Board. For all these reasons, the Board has determined that the most appropriate form of leadership for the Board of Directors is for the CEO, who is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, to serve as Chairman, with strong and independent oversight by the Lead Director and the other non-management directors.


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Risk Oversight Role of the Board of Directors
 
KBR’s Board of Directors considers risk oversight to be an integral part of its role, and discussions regarding risks faced by the company are part of its meetings and deliberations throughout the year. Furthermore, at least twice each year, the entire Board receives a report from management regarding significant strategic, operational, financial, and hazard risks determined by management to have a potential significant impact on the company as a whole. The risk report involves both current and emerging risks and is the culmination of a process involving input from all business units and executive leadership. The risk report includes specific strategic, operational, financial and hazard risks, the perceived trend for each of those specific risks — whether increasing, decreasing or stable — and the measures being taken to monitor and mitigate those risks.
 
In addition to the enterprise risk management process described above, the Board of Directors also engages in risk oversight in the area of project revenues. At each meeting, the Board reviews aggregated KBR project revenues measured by type of contract — fixed-price or reimbursable — by country, client and project backlog. In this manner, the Board is informed of the overall risk profile of KBR’s project revenues. The Board also engages in risk oversight through the project approval process, whereby projects reaching a threshold level of expected revenues require Board approval. Fixed-price contracts have a lower threshold level than reimbursable-type contracts because of their potential price and financial risks. In reviewing projects, the Board is presented with management’s assessment of a particular project’s cost exposure associated with operations risk, liabilities and funding risks, among others. In this manner, KBR’s Board is engaged in risk oversight at the outset of the largest projects, which could have a material effect on KBR’s operations.
 
The Board is also engaged in risk oversight through regular reports from its Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is charged with reviewing with management the company’s major financial risk exposures and the steps management has taken to monitor and mitigate those exposures. The Audit Committee receives periodic reports from management on these areas of potential exposure, including litigation, liquidity and capital resources, financial reporting and disclosures, regulatory and tax risks, among others. The Audit Committee also receives reports from management regarding compliance risks and Code of Business Conduct matters. The Audit Committee also reviews at least annually KBR’s processes for risk assessment and enterprise risk management and receives in-depth periodic reports from management regarding specific processes designed to monitor and manage risk, such as project estimation procedures and foreign exchange risk management. The Audit Committee conducts private sessions with KBR’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Internal Audit and General Counsel at each regular meeting and with KBR’s independent auditors at each meeting prior to the release of quarterly and annual results. The Audit Committee Chairman gives a report of the Audit Committee’s activities to the full Board at each regular meeting and in this manner the entire Board is informed of matters that the Audit Committee determines warrant full Board discussion.
 
Directors’ Meetings and Stockholder Communications with Directors
 
The Board of Directors will meet each year immediately following the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to transact such business as may properly be brought before the meeting. Additional regular meetings of the Board of Directors may be held without notice at such times as the Board of Directors may determine, but shall consist of at least four other regularly scheduled meetings. Special meetings may be called by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, the President, the Corporate Secretary or a majority of the directors in office. KBR’s Bylaws permit action to be taken without a meeting if all members of the Board of Directors consent to such action in writing or by electronic transmission. During 2009, the Board of Directors held 11 meetings. The Chairman of the Board presides at all Board meetings. KBR’s Chairman of the Board, William P. Utt, is also our President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
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In addition, each December our non-employee directors meet in executive session to evaluate the performance of our Chief Executive Officer. In evaluating our CEO, the non-employee directors consider qualitative and quantitative elements of the CEO’s performance, including:
 
  •  leadership and vision;
 
  •  integrity;
 
  •  keeping the Board informed on matters affecting KBR and its operating units;
 
  •  performance of the business (including such measurements as total stockholder return and achievement of financial objectives and goals);
 
  •  development and implementation of initiatives to provide long-term economic benefit to KBR;
 
  •  accomplishment of strategic objectives; and
 
  •  development of management.
 
In addition, the non-employee directors review annually management succession plans and development programs for senior members of executive management. The evaluation and compensation for the next full year, and management succession plans and development programs will be communicated to the CEO only after review and approval by the Compensation Committee and the full Board of Directors (other than the CEO).
 
Management Succession Planning
 
The Board of Directors considers management evaluation and CEO succession planning an important responsibility of the Board. Our Corporate Governance Guidelines, which are available on our website at www.kbr.com/About/Corporate-Governance/, provide that the Board’s responsibility for effective governance of the corporation includes reviewing succession plans and management development programs for members of executive management. In 2008, the Board of Directors, with input from the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Chairman and CEO, developed KBR’s first comprehensive succession plan for all senior management positions. The development process included identification of internal candidates, any development needs for such candidates, and a determination of whether a search for external candidates would be more appropriate.
 
Issues relating to CEO succession planning are also addressed regularly, and no less than annually, by the entire Board. This process is led by the Lead Director on behalf of the non-management directors. As set out in our Corporate Governance Guidelines, KBR’s non-management directors review succession plans and management development programs for members of executive management, including the CEO, on at least an annual basis. While the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee performs the initial review of the succession plans and makes recommendations to the Board as necessary, the entire Board has primary responsibility for CEO succession planning and develops both long-term and contingency plans for succession of the CEO. This process necessarily involves the development and review of criteria for the CEO position and the assessment of internal candidates against those criteria. Additionally, one of the elements that the CEO is evaluated upon each year by the Compensation Committee is the existence and completeness of a succession plan, including assessment and development of internal candidates for the CEO and top level executive positions. The evaluation and compensation of the CEO for the next full year, including an evaluation of the completeness of aspects of the management succession plans and development programs that are the responsibility of the CEO, are communicated to the CEO by the Lead Director after review and approval by the Compensation Committee and the full Board of Directors (other than the CEO).
 
The Board of Directors and Standing Committees of Directors
 
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participate actively in the meetings of each committee to which he or she is appointed. At this time, the Board of Directors has four standing committees to which it has delegated certain duties and responsibilities: the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee. Each of the standing committees is comprised entirely of non-employee and, in the business judgment of the Board, independent, directors. The members and chairmen of the respective committees are indicated below:
 
                 
            Nominating and
   
            Corporate
   
    Audit
  Compensation
  Governance
   
    Committee   Committee   Committee   HSE Committee
 
W. Frank Blount
      X    X*    
Loren K. Carroll
  X    X*        
Jeffrey E. Curtiss
   X*           X
John R. Huff
      X   X    
Lester L. Lyles
  X           X
Richard J. Slater
          X    X*
 
 
* Chairman
 
The Board of Directors has approved a charter for each of the standing committees, which sets forth the duties and responsibilities delegated to each of the committees by the Board of Directors and governs the committee’s actions. The purpose, duties and responsibilities of each committee are briefly described below.
 
Audit Committee
 
The Audit Committee currently comprises Messrs. Carroll, Curtiss and Lyles. Mr. Curtiss serves as Chairman. The Board of Directors has determined that each member of the Audit Committee is independent and financially literate as defined in the listing standards of the NYSE and that each member of the Audit Committee is an “audit committee financial expert,” as defined in Item 407(d)(5) of Regulation S-K. The Audit Committee met nine times in 2009. A copy of the Audit Committee’s charter is available on the Corporate Governance page of our website, www.kbr.com.
 
The Audit Committee reviews and reports to the Board of Directors the scope and results of audits by our principal independent public accountants and our internal auditing staff and reviews with the principal independent public accountants the effectiveness of our system of internal controls. It reviews transactions between us and our directors and officers, our policies regarding those transactions and compliance with our Code of Business Conduct. The Audit Committee also engages our principal independent registered public accounting firm for each fiscal year, reviews the audit and other professional services rendered by our principal independent registered public accounting firm and periodically reviews the independence of our principal independent registered public accounting firm. Additional information about the Audit Committee and its responsibilities is included in the section of this proxy statement entitled “Audit Committee Report” and in the charter of the Audit Committee, which was adopted by the Board of Directors.
 
Compensation Committee
 
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benefits and administers the compensation plans described in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis below. The Compensation Committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 
  •  evaluating and advising the Board regarding the compensation policies applicable to our executive officers, including guidance regarding the specific relationship of corporate performance to executive compensation;
 
  •  reviewing and recommending to the Board: the corporate goals and objectives relevant to compensation for the Chief Executive Officer; the CEO’s performance in light of these established goals and objectives; the CEO’s compensation, including salary, bonus, incentive and equity compensation based on this evaluation and considering, with respect to the long-term incentive compensation component of the CEO’s compensation, KBR’s performance and relative stockholder return, the value of similar incentive awards to chief executive officers at comparable companies, the awards given to the CEO in past years and any other factors it deems relevant;
 
  •  reviewing and making recommendations to the Board with respect to incentive compensation and other stock-based plans;
 
  •  reviewing and discussing with management the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” and determining whether to recommend to the Board that it be included in KBR’s annual proxy statement or annual report on Form 10-K;
 
  •  preparing and publishing, over the names of the members of the Committee, an annual executive compensation report as required by the SEC to be included in KBR’s annual proxy statement or annual report on Form 10-K; and
 
  •  evaluating its own performance and reviewing the adequacy of its charter, at least annually.
 
Health, Safety and Environment (“HSE”) Committee
 
The HSE Committee currently comprises Messrs. Curtiss, Lyles and Slater. Mr. Slater serves as Chairman. The HSE Committee met twice in 2009.
 
The Health, Safety and Environment Committee’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 
  •  reviewing the status of KBR’s health, safety and environmental policies and performance, including processes to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
 
  •  reviewing KBR’s health, safety and environmental performance to determine consistency with policies and goals; and
 
  •  reviewing and providing input to KBR on the management of current and emerging health, safety and environmental issues.
 
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
 
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  •  developing, implementing and periodically reviewing KBR’s corporate governance guidelines;
 
  •  developing and implementing a process to assess Board and committee effectiveness;
 
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  •  periodically reviewing the compensation paid to non-employee directors (including Board and committee chairpersons) in the form of annual retainers and meeting fees, if any, and making recommendations to the Board regarding any adjustments.
 
Stockholder Nominations of Directors.  Stockholders may suggest candidates for nomination by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee by contacting the Committee in the manner provided above under “Contact the Board.” If selected for nomination by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, as described below under “Process for the Selection of Directors,” such candidate will be included in KBR’s proxy statement for the annual meeting of stockholders.
 
Nominations by stockholders may also be made at an annual meeting of stockholders in the manner provided in our Bylaws, although such nominees will not necessarily be included in KBR’s proxy statement. The Bylaws provide that a stockholder entitled to vote for the election of Directors may make nominations of persons for election to the Board at a meeting of stockholders by complying with required notice procedures. Nominations shall be made pursuant to written notice to our Secretary at the address set forth on page 2 of this proxy statement, and must be received at our principal executive offices not less than ninety (90) days, nor more than one hundred twenty (120) days, prior to the anniversary date of the immediately preceding annual meeting of stockholders. The notice shall set forth:
 
  •  as to each person the stockholder proposes to nominate for election or reelection as a Director:
 
  •  the name, age, business address and residence address of the person;
 
• the principal occupation or employment of the person;
 
• the class and number of shares of KBR common stock that are beneficially owned by the person;
 
  •  all other information relating to the person that is required to be disclosed in solicitations for proxies for election of directors pursuant to Regulation 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; and
 
  •  such person’s written consent to serve as a director if elected; and
 
  •  as to the stockholder giving the notice:
 
  •  the name and record address of the stockholder;
 
  •  the class and number of shares of KBR common stock that are beneficially owned by the stockholder;
 
  •  a representation that the stockholder intends to appear in person or by proxy at the meeting to propose the nomination;
 
  •  any hedging or other transactions entered into with the effect or intent to mitigate loss to, or manage risk or benefit of share price changes for, or to increase or decrease the voting power of, the stockholder; and
 
  •  a representation whether the stockholder intends to solicit proxies from the holders of at least the percentage of common stock required to elect the nominee.
 
The proposed nominee may be required to furnish other information as KBR may reasonably require to determine the eligibility of the proposed nominee to serve as a director. At any meeting of stockholders, the presiding officer may disregard the purported nomination of any person not made in compliance with these procedures.
 
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  •  an inquiring and independent mind;
 
  •  practical wisdom and mature judgment;
 
  •  broad training and experience at the policy-making level in business, government, education or technology;
 
  •  expertise that is useful to KBR and complementary to the background and experience of other Board members, so that an optimum balance of members on the Board can be achieved and maintained;
 
  •  willingness to devote the required amount of time to carrying out the duties and responsibilities of Board membership;
 
  •  commitment to serve on the Board for several years to develop knowledge about KBR’s principal operations;
 
  •  willingness to represent the best interests of all stockholders and objectively appraise management performance; and
 
  •  involvement only in activities or interests that do not create a conflict with the Director’s responsibilities to KBR and its stockholders.
 
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is responsible for assessing the appropriate mix of skills and characteristics required of Board members in the context of the needs of the Board at a given point in time and shall periodically review and update the criteria. Diversity in personal background, race, gender, age and nationality for the Board as a whole may be taken into account in considering individual candidates, but KBR does not have a policy with regard to any particular aspect of diversity of its directors.
 
Process for the Selection of New Directors.  The Board is responsible for filling vacancies on the Board. The Board has delegated to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee the duty of selecting and recommending prospective nominees to the Board for approval. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee considers suggestions of candidates for Board membership made by current Committee and Board members, KBR management, and stockholders. Each of the nominees for director at this meeting is an incumbent director recommended by the non-management directors. The Committee may also retain an independent executive search firm to identify candidates for consideration. The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will also consider candidates nominated by the stockholders in accordance with our Bylaws. A stockholder who wishes to recommend a prospective candidate should notify KBR’s Secretary, as described in this proxy statement.
 
When the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee identifies a prospective candidate, the Committee determines whether it will carry out a full evaluation of the candidate. This determination is based on the information provided to the Committee by the person recommending the prospective candidate, and the Committee’s knowledge of the candidate. This information may be supplemented by inquiries to the person who made the recommendation or to others. The preliminary determination is based on the need for additional Board members to fill vacancies or to expand the size of the Board, and the likelihood that the candidate will meet the Board membership criteria listed above. The Committee will determine, after discussion with the Chairman of the Board and other Board members, whether a candidate should continue to be considered as a potential nominee. If a candidate warrants additional consideration, the Committee may request an independent executive search firm to gather additional information about the candidate’s background, experience and reputation, and to report its findings to the Committee. The Committee then evaluates the candidate and determines whether to interview the candidate. Such an interview would be carried out by one or more members of the Committee and others as appropriate. Once the evaluation and interview are completed, the Committee recommends to the Board which candidates should be nominated. The Board makes a determination of nominees after review of the recommendation and the Committee’s report.


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Code of Ethics
 
KBR has adopted a “code of ethics,” as defined in Item 406(b) of Regulation S-K. KBR’s code of ethics, known as its Code of Business Conduct, applies to all directors, officers and employees of KBR, including its principal executive officer, principal financial officer, principal accounting officer and controller, and also applies to all employees of KBR and KBR’s agents. KBR has posted its Code of Business Conduct on its website, www.kbr.com. In addition, KBR intends to satisfy the disclosure requirements regarding any amendment to, or waiver from, a provision of the Code of Business Conduct that relates to any element of the definition of code of ethics set forth in Item 406(b) of Regulation S-K, including the requirements of Item 5.05 of Form 8-K, by posting such information on its website, www.kbr.com.
 
In addition, we have agreed that, for five years following our initial public offering in November 2006, we will consistently implement and maintain the business practices and standards adopted by the Halliburton Board of Directors for us with respect to internal control procedures relating to the use of foreign agents. We may amend such procedures from time to time during the five-year period with Halliburton’s prior consent, not to be unreasonably withheld. In December 2009, in conjunction with our review of all our anti-corruption policies, we sought and obtained Halliburton’s consent to amend our Code of Business Conduct. The revised Code of Business Conduct was approved by the Board of Directors on December 16, 2009.
 
Contact the Board
 
To foster better communication with our stockholders, KBR has established a process for stockholders and other interested parties to communicate with the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. The process has been approved by our Board and its Audit Committee and is designed to meet the requirements of the NYSE and the SEC. You may communicate with our Board of Directors or the non-management directors via mail (Board of Directors c/o Director of Business Conduct, KBR, Inc., P.O. Box 3406, Houston, Texas 77253-3406), telephone (1-800-536-4217 (toll-free from the U.S. or Canada) or 770-776-5639 (calling collect from any other country)), or e-mail (fhoukbrbod@kbr.com). Information regarding these methods of communication is also on our website, www.kbr.com, under “Corporate Governance.”
 
Our Director of Business Conduct reviews all communications directed to the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Audit Committee is promptly notified of any significant communication involving accounting, internal accounting controls, auditing matters or any other significant communications. Communications addressed to a named director are promptly sent to the director. Communications directed to the non-management directors are promptly sent to the Lead Director. A report summarizing the significant communications is sent to each director quarterly and copies of communications are available for review by any director, except that those designated for the non-management directors are not available to management directors. The process has been approved by both the Audit Committee and the Board, and is designed to meet the requirements of the NYSE and the SEC. Concerns may be reported anonymously or confidentially.


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COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT
 
The Compensation Committee has reviewed and discussed the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, as provided below, with KBR’s management. Based on its review, the Compensation Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in this proxy statement.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
The Compensation Committee of Directors
Loren K. Carroll, Chairman
W. Frank Blount
John R. Huff
 
March 11, 2010
 
COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS
 
Introduction
 
This Compensation Discussion and Analysis explains our compensation philosophy, objectives, policies, and practices in place during 2009 with respect to our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), our current Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), our previous CFO, and the other three most highly-compensated executive officers who were employed at the end of 2009, all of whom are collectively referred to as the “Named Executive Officers.” The Named Executive Officers, together with the other members of our Senior Executive Management whose compensation is determined by our Compensation Committee and our Board of Directors, are referred to as our “Senior Executive Management.”
 
During 2009, our Compensation Committee met six times to oversee, evaluate and revise our compensation programs.
 
KBR’s Compensation Philosophy, Objectives, Policies and Practices
 
Overview
 
Our Compensation Committee regularly reviews the elements of the individual compensation packages for our Senior Executive Management. Our Compensation Committee delegates to our CEO the duty to approve and administer the individual compensation packages for our other executives and employees, subject to its annual review of such administrative delegation.
 
Our compensation plans are designed to achieve the following primary objectives:
 
  •  provide a clear and direct relationship between executive pay and Company (and Business Unit) performance, both on a short and long-term basis;
 
  •  emphasize operating performance measures;
 
  •  link executive pay to measures of stockholder value;
 
  •  support our business strategies and management processes in order to motivate our executives; and
 
  •  generally target current market levels of total compensation opportunities near the 50th percentile of the competitive market for good performance and between the 50th and 75th percentile of the competitive market for outstanding performance.


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Our executive compensation program is regularly reviewed so that:
 
  •  the program’s components support our objectives and motivate our executives to achieve business success and generate value for our stockholders; and
 
  •  the program is administered in a manner consistent with established compensation policies.
 
The basic elements of our 2009 executive compensation programs are summarized in the table below, and a detailed explanation of each element is set forth under the section titled “Elements of Compensation.” A number of these compensation elements, except for base salary, a portion of the restricted stock units, and certain retirement, health, and welfare benefits, are performance-based and therefore at risk of forfeiture. In addition, the vesting of 100% of our CEO’s and 50% of our other Named Executive Officer’s 2009 restricted stock unit grants and stock options are at risk of forfeiture under the net income performance condition described in the sections titled “KBR Restricted Stock Units” and “KBR Stock Options.”
 
             

Element
    Characteristics     Purpose
Base Salary (including Supplemental Base Salary)
    Fixed component of pay; targeted near the median of peer companies, with salary being less than or exceeding the median based on experience, performance, and other factors.     Support market-competitiveness of annual pay for skills and experience necessary to meet the requirements of the executive’s role.
             
Short-Term Incentives (Annual)
    Performance-based component of pay; payout dependent on Company/Business Unit performance relative to targeted levels. Targeted near the median of peer companies, with payouts being less than or exceeding the median based on Company and Business Unit performance.     Motivate and reward achievement of, and performance in excess of, our Company’s and Business Unit’s annual goals.
             
Long-Term Incentives (cash performance award units, restricted stock units, and stock options)
    Performance-based cash awards that are realized based on total stockholder return in relation to our peer companies and return on capital; targeted near the median of peer companies. Restricted stock unit awards in which each unit equals the value of our common stock price and increases and decreases with our common stock price and which are all or partially earned based on the Company having positive net income. Stock options that are granted with an exercise price equal to the stock value on the grant date, increase in value to the extent our common stock price exceeds the exercise price, and are all or partially earned based on the Company having positive net income.     Reward achievement of our total stockholder return and return on capital goals. Align interests of management and stockholders. Reward achievement of increases in the value of our common stock over the long term. Vesting over time facilitates retention and provides incentives to enhance long-term value.
             
Supplemental Retirement
    Fixed component of pay. Nonqualified retirement plans.     Provide retirement benefits for executives whose ability to save in qualified plans is limited; vesting provisions retain talent.
             
 


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Element
    Characteristics     Purpose
Severance and Change-in-Control Protection
    Agreements that provide (i) severance termination benefits (prior to a change-in-control), (ii) double-trigger change-in-control (which requires both a termination of employment and a change-in-control to receive benefits) termination benefits (on or after a change-in-control), and (iii) death, disability, and retirement benefits.     Support market-competiveness among the Company’s peer companies and promote retention.
             
Other Generally Available Benefits
    Fixed component of pay. 401(k) plan under which regular employees may defer compensation for retirement; matching contributions equal to 5.5% of eligible compensation. The same or comparable health and welfare benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability insurance and life insurance) are available to regular, full-time employees.     Provide employees the opportunity to save for their retirement. Provide benefits to meet the health care and welfare needs of employees and their families.
             
 
We believe that short-term compensation is an important factor to achieve our goals of attracting, retaining, and motivating high-performing, experienced executives. Annual performance criteria and award levels provide incentives for our executives to focus their efforts on adding value to our business on a day-to-day basis. We believe that long-term incentive compensation strengthens our executives’ stake in the Company and aligns their interests with the interests of our stockholders. The combination of performance and vesting components is designed to link the value that our executives receive with strong Company performance over time.
 
Our internal stock nomination process is designed and administered to provide equity award grant dates that are prospective and not retrospective, or back-dated. Stock awards approved by our Compensation Committee are generally effective on the later of the date of the meeting at which the approval occurs or the date of the last signature on the Compensation Committee resolution approving the award, if our Compensation Committee acts without a meeting. Stock option grants approved by our Compensation Committee are never issued with an exercise price below the fair market value of our common stock on the date of grant. For 2009, we granted restricted stock units, stock options, and cash performance awards.
 
Except for equity awards under our long-term incentive program, under which we granted equity compensation in the form of restricted stock units and stock options during 2009, our compensation elements are cash based. There is no pre-established formula for the allocation between cash and non-cash compensation or short-term and long-term compensation. Instead, each year our Compensation Committee determines, at its discretion and business judgment, the appropriate level and mix of short-term and long-term incentive compensation for our Senior Executive Management to reward near-term excellent performance and to encourage commitment to our long-range strategic business goals. To determine the appropriate combination of elements, we consider market pay practices and practices of peer companies, individual performance, and the burn rate of our equity grants in comparison to the burn rate of our E&C and Diversified Peer Groups, as defined below in the section titled “Benchmarking Compensation.”
 
Role of our Compensation Committee
 
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compensation and equity awards for our Senior Executive Management. Specifically, our Compensation Committee’s role in our executive compensation program in 2009 was as follows:
 
  •  Evaluated and advised our Board of Directors regarding the compensation policies applicable to our Senior Executive Management;
 
  •  Reviewed and recommended to our Board of Directors:
 
A. our CEO’s compensation, including salary, supplemental base salary, short-term incentive, and supplemental retirement; and
 
B. the long-term incentive compensation component of our CEO’s compensation;
 
  •  Reviewed our CEO’s recommendations with respect to, and approved, the compensation to be paid to our Senior Executive Management under its purview, which generally included the Section 16 officers of the Company and the Vice President of Internal Audit;
 
  •  Reviewed and made recommendations to our Board of Directors with respect to our incentive compensation and other stock-based plans;
 
  •  Administered our incentive compensation and other stock-based plans;
 
  •  Reviewed the risk of our executive compensation programs;
 
  •  Developed a comprehensive, written appraisal of the CEO’s performance in 2009 to provide vital input to the review of the CEO’s 2010 total compensation package; and
 
  •  Reviewed and discussed our annual “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” disclosure with management, and recommended to our Board of Directors that the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” be included in both our annual proxy statement and our annual report on Form 10-K.
 
In addition, our Compensation Committee retained a compensation consultant to provide advice and support for executive compensation decisions, as it deemed appropriate. Our Compensation Committee has the sole authority to engage or terminate the services of compensation consultants.
 
Third-Party Consultants
 
Under its charter, our Compensation Committee is authorized to retain and terminate any compensation consultant and has the sole authority to approve the consultant’s fees and other retention terms. While our Compensation Committee believes that using third-party consultants is an efficient way to keep current regarding competitive compensation practices, our Compensation Committee does not accord undue weight to the advice of outside professional advisors, but instead makes changes in our compensation program in light of whether the program’s intended objectives are being achieved. In 2009, our Compensation Committee used the services of one compensation consultant, Hewitt Associates, LLC (“Hewitt”). Our Compensation Committee engaged, and managed its relationship with, the Hewitt executive compensation consultant directly, and Hewitt reported to the Compensation Committee with respect to all executive compensation matters.
 
During 2009, the nature and scope of Hewitt’s assignment with the Compensation Committee included advising the Compensation Committee, as it needed, with respect to all executive compensation matters under the Compensation Committee’s purview. The material elements of the instructions or directions given to Hewitt with respect to the performance of its duties to the Compensation Committee included engaging Hewitt to provide the Compensation Committee with: (1) the realized compensation of the named executive officers of our Engineering and Construction (“E&C”) Peer Group; (2) an overview of Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m) and umbrella bonus pool arrangements; (3) a review of management’s 2009 executive compensation recommendations for our Senior Executive Management; (4) a summary and observations of realized compensation at our E&C Peer Group; (5) review of the policies, methodologies, and evaluations conducted by our key shareholders’ advisors; (6) a review of our Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan in comparison to our E&C Peer Group and our Diversified Peer Group (as defined below in the section titled “Benchmarking Compensation”); (7) a review of the peer groups used to assess the competitiveness of the


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Company’s executive compensation programs for the 2008-2009 compensation cycle, as well as consideration to be used for the 2009-2010 compensation cycle; (8) a summary of the key executive compensation and corporate governance topics, trends, and issues for the Compensation Committee to consider in 2009; (9) a competitive market study of executive compensation for the Senior Executive Management; (10) a comparison of the Company’s policies and practices to the standards issued by prominent shareholder advisory groups; (11) a review and analysis of the performance metrics used in the Company’s incentive plans, along with observations of the target-setting process; (12) an assessment of the risk profile of the proposed 2010 performance metrics for the Company’s short-term and long-term incentive plans; (13) an update on executive compensation legislation and regulatory and corporate governance issues; (14) a summary of the progression of our Senior Executive Management’s compensation; (15) a review of the proposed 2010 compensation for our Senior Executive Management; (16) a review of the CEO’s total proposed 2010 compensation relative to the chief executive officers’ compensation at our E&C and Diversified Peer Groups.
 
Hewitt’s fees for executive compensation services to the Compensation Committee in 2009 were $361,943. Outside of providing executive compensation advice, Hewitt provided the following additional services to the Company and its affiliates: (1) acted as our third-party benefit plan administrator, (2) performed limited communications consulting services, and (3) administered KBR’s service award program. Hewitt’s aggregate fees for these additional services, including third-party benefit plan administration and communications and service award work, for 2009 were $5,668,235. The management of our Hewitt relationship with respect to these additional services, including benefit plan administration, communications, and service award work, was the responsibility of our internal benefits department. Management made the decision to engage Hewitt for these additional services. The Compensation Committee reviewed these additional services but did not formally approve them.
 
In 2010, the individuals employed by Hewitt who are the primary consultants working for the Compensation Committee will move to an independent firm, Meridian Compensation Partners, LLC, which will provide no other services to the Company outside of executive compensation consulting to the Compensation Committee.
 
Benchmarking Compensation
 
The elements of compensation were benchmarked for our Senior Executive Management. In the design and administration of our 2009 executive compensation programs, our Compensation Committee considered competitive market data from two peer groups, our E&C Peer Group and our Diversified Peer Group. Our Compensation Committee also used its discretion and business judgment in determining overall compensation.
 
Our Compensation Committee used the same E&C Peer Group in 2009 as it did in 2008. The E&C Peer Group is comprised of ten companies with primary operations in the engineering, construction, and services industry, against which we believe KBR most competes for employees and business. The compensation data for our E&C Peer Group was obtained from publicly available sources, including proxy statements and Form 4 and 8-K disclosures, and were not adjusted. Following is the list of companies that comprise the E&C Peer Group:
 
E&C Peer Group
 
             
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company     Foster Wheeler Ltd     The Shaw Group Inc.
DynCorp International, Inc.     Granite Construction, Inc.     URS Corp
EMCOR Group, Inc.     Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.      
Fluor Corp.     McDermott International, Inc.      
             
 
As a supplement to publicly-available data for the E&C Peer Group, and because there is not a current source of executive pay data specific to the engineering, construction, and services industry, a supplemental group of companies was selected to provide additional data for assessing the competitiveness of our compensation programs. The Diversified Peer Group consisted of 19 companies that were participants in


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Hewitt’s Total Compensation Measurement database, crossing multiple manufacturing and operations-focused industries of similar size and scope as KBR. The companies were generally selected based on company size, complexity and performance, and the nature of their principal business operations with specific emphasis on engineering, heavy manufacturing, and industrial services. Consideration was also given to companies based in Houston. In its competitive market review, Hewitt reviewed both raw data and performed regression analyses for benchmark matches made based on individual role and job content.
 
The Compensation Committee believes the Diversified Peer Group appropriately represents both the local Houston and the broader market for key management and technical talent. Following is the list of companies that comprise the Diversified Peer Group:
 
Diversified Peer Group
 
             
BJ Services Company     Dover Corporation     Rohm and Haas Company
(removed in April 2009)
Baker Hughes Inc.     DynCorp International, Inc.     Service Corp International
Borg Warner Inc.     FMC Technologies Inc.     The Shaw Group Inc.
Cameron International Corporation     Foster Wheeler Ltd     Textron Inc.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company     Goodrich Corporation     Waste Management Inc.
Cooper Industries Ltd.     ITT Corporation      
Cummins Inc.     McDermott International, Inc.      
             
 
In July 2009, our Compensation Committee asked Hewitt to review the appropriateness of our E&C and Diversified Peer Groups in the assessment of the competitiveness of our Company’s executive compensation programs. The review analyzed the financial aspects of both our E&C and Diversified Peer Groups, including revenue, net assets, market capitalization, enterprise value, stock price history, and number of employees. It was concluded that the E&C and Diversified Peer Groups provide the basis for reasonable assessments of the competitiveness of pay for our Senior Executive Management, in terms of selected financial metrics and availability of market data. The Compensation Committee elected to maintain the current E&C Peer Group and consider future adjustments as warranted. The Compensation Committee elected to remove Rohm and Haas Company from the Diversified Peer Group because it was acquired by The Dow Chemical Company in April 2009.
 
Role of CEO in Compensation Decisions
 
During 2009, our CEO made recommendations to our Compensation Committee regarding the compensation and incentives for our Senior Executive Management. Our CEO also:
 
  •  recommended performance measures, target goals and award schedules for short-term and long-term incentive awards, and reviewed performance goals for consistency with our projected business plan;
 
  •  reviewed competitive market data for Senior Executive Management positions; and
 
  •  developed specific recommendations regarding the amount and form of equity compensation to be awarded to our Senior Executive Management and the aggregate amount and form of equity compensation, by employee level, corporate function, and Business Unit, to be awarded below the Senior Executive Management level.
 
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Executive Compensation Policies
 
Our executive compensation program procedures are guided by policies. Our policies set the parameters around those positions that require approval of compensation by our Compensation Committee and those where delegation to our CEO is authorized. The responsibilities outlined in our Compensation Committee’s charter are supported by an internal process that guides and details the actions to be taken by our Compensation Committee, our CEO, our Senior Executive Management, and staff. These processes coincide with our Compensation Committee’s annual calendar, which details the timing of compensation events and associated Compensation Committee actions.
 
Elements of Compensation
 
Our executive compensation program has been designed to ensure that KBR is able to attract and retain the ideal individual for a position and that its compensation plans support KBR’s strategies, focus efforts, help achieve business success, and align with KBR’s stockholders’ interests.
 
Our 2009 executive compensation program consisted of the following core elements:
 
A. base salary;
 
B. short-term incentives (annual);
 
C. long-term incentives;
 
D. supplemental retirement;
 
E. severance and change-in-control protection; and
 
F. other generally available benefits.
 
A. Base Salary
 
To determine base salary for our Senior Executive Management, our Compensation Committee reviewed (1) market data for comparable positions within the E&C Peer Group, (2) individual performance, and (3) internal equity. Where no E&C Peer Group information was available, our Compensation Committee relied on market data for comparable positions within the Diversified Peer Group. In addition to considering market comparisons in making salary decisions, our Compensation Committee exercises discretion and judgment based on the following factors:
 
  •  level of responsibility;
 
  •  experience in current role and equitable compensation relationships among our executives;
 
  •  performance and leadership; and
 
  •  external factors involving competitive positioning, general economic conditions, and marketplace compensation trends.
 
No specific formula is applied to determine the weight of each factor, and the factors are considered by the Compensation Committee in its discretion. Salary reviews are conducted annually in which individual performance is evaluated; however, individual salaries are not necessarily adjusted each year. Our Compensation Committee generally established base salaries at competitive levels, using the median pay levels of comparable positions in both the E&C Peer Group and the Diversified Peer Group as reference points. Following the Company’s spin-off from its former parent, a transition of base salaries toward the market median was made based on several factors, including the Company’s (1) new status as an independent public company, (2) increased scope and responsibilities (i.e., the change in status from a division of a company to the corporate level), (3) evolving compensation philosophy, and (4) executives’ experience and performance.
 
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Peer Group, but took into account internal equity and performance in determining his recommendations. In addition, Hewitt presented its competitive compensation analysis of our Senior Executive Management compensation using E&C Peer Group proxy data and Diversified Peer Group data. After reviewing the information presented by our CEO and Hewitt, our Compensation Committee reduced our CEO’s recommendations slightly to reflect the downturn in the economy. In addition, our Compensation Committee elected to postpone the base salary increases for our Senior Executive Management from January 1, 2009, to April 1, 2009, in light of the weakening of the U.S. financial markets and economy.
 
Messrs. DeNicola, Farley, Rose, and Zimmerman’s base salaries were on average approximately 11.8% below the median for our E&C Peer Group. Messrs. DeNicola, Farley, Rose, and Zimmerman’s salaries were increased by 5.6%, 9.3%, 6.3%, and 14.3%, respectively, because of individual factors, E&C and Diversified Peer Group comparisons and their positions within KBR. Specifically, Mr. DeNicola’s base salary was increased to the median base salary for chief financial officers in our E&C Peer Group because of the depth of his experience as a chief financial officer and based on internal equity. Mr. Farley’s base salary was increased to slightly above the median base salary for general counsel positions in our E&C Peer Group because of his strong leadership with respect to the Company’s high profile legal matters. Mr. Rose’s base salary was increased to be closer but still below the median base salaries for group presidents of both the E&C and Diversified Peer Groups because he had less experience in his role as compared to the other Senior Executive Management. Mr. Zimmerman’s base salary was increased to be closer to the median base salaries for group presidents of both the E&C and Diversified Peer Groups because of his increased responsibility after his Business Unit more than doubled in size due to the Company’s acquisition of BE&K, Inc. and based on internal equity. Our Compensation Committee approved Ms. Carter’s base salary of $475,000, which was negotiated as part of her offer, effective as of her date of hire on October 21, 2009. Ms. Carter’s base salary reflected approximately the median chief financial officer base salary of our E&C Peer Group companies.
 
In addition, our Compensation Committee separately reviewed our CEO’s salary. Based on our Compensation Committee’s review of the data from Hewitt’s analysis of our E&C Peer Group and Diversified Peer Group and a written appraisal of our CEO’s performance in 2008 submitted by the independent Board of Directors, our Compensation Committee elected to increase our CEO’s 2009 base salary by 5% to $840,000 because he successfully managed a major reorganization of the Company and established effective long-term strategies. Our CEO’s salary was approximately 10% below the median of chief executive officers in our E&C Peer Group.
 
Our Compensation Committee, based on recommendations from our CEO and Hewitt’s review of the competitiveness of base salaries, elected to increase base salaries for our Named Executive Officers (other than the CEO) on average approximately 4.6%, to be effective March 1, 2010. Our Compensation Committee elected to maintain Ms. Carter’s base salary at the level agreed to as part of the terms of her employment with the Company, which were negotiated only several months before. In December 2009, the Compensation Committee elected to increase the CEO’s salary by 7.1% to $900,000, effective March 1, 2010, because of the strong performance evaluation that he received from the Board of Directors in December 2009.
 
In addition to the base salary for both 2009 and 2010, our Compensation Committee approved providing our CEO with $100,000 and our other Senior Executive Management with $30,000 in supplemental base salary, which is paid with regular payroll and which is treated as base salary, except for purposes of determining any benefits or payments under any medical, insurance, employee retirement, executive compensation or incentive, supplemental executive retirement, bonus, or severance and change in control plan, program, or agreement. These supplemental base salary payments were approved to provide our Senior Executive Management with additional compensation to make up for the fact that the Company does not provide any perquisites and to be competitive with the companies of our E&C and Diversified Peer Groups that do still provide perquisites.
 
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February 2007 as a performance program under the stockholder-approved KBR, Inc. 2006 Stock and Incentive Plan, as amended (the “KBR Stock and Incentive Plan”). The Performance Pay Plan was established under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan to enable KBR to design the annual incentive awards as performance-based awards under section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code whenever appropriate and consistent with our compensation philosophy. Our Compensation Committee established the Performance Pay Plan to reward Senior Executive Management for improving financial results for stockholders of KBR and to provide a means to connect cash compensation directly to KBR’s performance.
 
The Performance Pay Plan metrics are reviewed annually by our Compensation Committee. In March 2009, our Compensation Committee, based on the recommendation of our CEO, decided to adopt new performance metrics for the 2009 calendar year. The following performance metrics (and weightings) were adopted by our Compensation Committee for the Corporate officers (which apply for Ms. Carter and Messrs. DeNicola, Farley, and Utt):
 
  •  30% KBR Earnings Per Share (“EPS”);
 
  •  7.5% KBR Days Billed Accounts Receivable Outstanding (“DBAR”);
 
  •  7.5% KBR Days Unbilled Accounts Receivable Outstanding (DUAR);
 
  •  30% KBR Job Income Sold (“JIS”);
 
  •  15% KBR Net Overhead Expense (“NOE”); and
 
  •  10% KBR Safety Recordable Incident Rate (“RIR”).
 
The following performance metrics (and weightings) were adopted by our Compensation Committee for the Business Unit (“BU”) presidents (which apply for Messrs. Rose and Zimmerman):
 
  •  10% KBR EPS;
 
  •  7.5% BU DBAR;
 
  •  7.5% BU DUAR;
 
  •  25% BU Income before Corporate allocations and incentive expense (“BUI”);
 
  •  25% BU JIS;
 
  •  15% BU NOE; and
 
  •  10% BU Safety RIR.
 
Our Compensation Committee has negative discretion to reduce the payout levels by up to 40% from the attained goals.
 
EPS (Earnings Per Share) measures net income from continuing operations divided by the weighted average number of fully diluted Company shares outstanding. EPS is a measure of the profit and loss statement from Business Unit operating results, overhead management, cash investment, tax management, and partnerships with other companies. This metric helps to align our Senior Executive Management with the interests of our stockholders. Target is the 2009 Budget, Threshold is Target minus 25%, and Maximum is Target plus 25%.
 
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in total. The result will be based on the December 31, 2009 outstanding billed or unbilled receivables, fourth quarter revenue, and days in the quarter.
 
BUI (Business Unit Income) before Corporate allocation and incentive expenses and accruals measures Business Unit job income less Business Unit overhead plus any gains or losses on sales, and excludes incentive-related expenses. Target is the 2009 Budget, Threshold is Target minus 25%, and Maximum is Target plus 25%.
 
JIS (Job Income Sold) measures the actual income from new project awards or growth, amendments, or scope adjustments to existing projects for the Company as a whole. JIS for 2009 is focused on maintaining 2008 realized job income in light of the present world-wide economic conditions. Target is set at the 2008 reported job income earned by the Company, less 2008 one-time or unusual transactions, and includes annualizing income from the BE&K acquisition. Threshold is Target minus 25%, and Maximum is Target plus 25%.
 
BU JIS (Business Unit Job Income Sold) measures the actual income from new project awards or growth, amendments, or adjustments to existing projects for each Business Unit. JIS focuses on the growth in backlog for each Business Unit through the signing of new contracts or changes to existing contracts. This metric helps measure and reward sales performance and promotes growth within each Business Unit. Target is 115% of the 2009 annual plan P&L for each Business Unit, Threshold is Target minus 25%, and Maximum is Target plus 25%.
 
NOE (Net Overhead Expense) measures corporate general and administrative overhead expense less any recoveries and without the expense and accruals related to short-term and long-term incentives. Target is the 2009 Budget, Threshold is Target plus 10%, and Maximum is Target minus 10%.
 
BU NOE (Business Unit Net Overhead Expense) measures Business Unit sales, general and administrative overhead expense less any recoveries without accruals related to short-term and long-term incentives. Target is the 2009 Budget, Threshold is Target plus 10%, and Maximum is Target minus 10%.
 
Safety or RIR (Recordable Incident Rate) measures the number of Recordable Incidents times 200,000 divided by total KBR work-hours. This metric promotes the safety of all Company employees and affiliates. Safety incentives also help reduce costs for the Company. Target is a 10% improvement over the 2008 actual rate, Threshold is Target minus 10%, and Maximum is Target plus 5%. Our Compensation Committee included a caveat on the safety performance metric such that if there are four or more non-warzone fatalities on an aggregate Company or Business Unit basis, then the safety performance metric payment would be zero. This caveat enforces the point that safety is an incentive for everyone with respect to fatalities.
 
BU Safety (Business Unit Safety) or BU RIR (Business Unit Recordable Incident Rate) measures the number of Recordable Incidents times 200,000 divided by total Business Unit work-hours. BU Safety is Business Unit specific since each Business Unit can have different rates based on type of work and environment the work is performed. This metric promotes the safety of all Company employees and affiliates. Target is a 10% (15% for the Services Business Unit) improvement over the 2008 actual rate, Threshold is Target minus 10%, and Maximum is Target plus 5%. Our Compensation Committee included a caveat on the safety performance metric such that if there are four or more non-theatre fatalities on an aggregate Company and Business Unit basis, then the safety performance metric payment would be zero. This caveat enforces the point that safety is a company-wide incentive.
 
The goals for the performance metrics for the Senior Executive Management in Corporate positions are based upon the performance measures of our Company on a consolidated basis. For our Named Executive Officers, this includes Ms. Carter and Messrs. DeNicola, Farley, and Utt. The performance metrics (other than EPS) used for the Senior Executive Management who are responsible for a Business Unit are based on that Business Unit’s performance. For the Upstream Business Unit, that Named Executive Officer is Mr. Rose. For the Services Business Unit, that Named Executive Officer is Mr. Zimmerman.
 
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threshold revised from 40% to 50% and the target revised from 100% to 125%, which allowed for more award potential for individual performance. The maximum payout level remained at 250%. The Compensation Committee has negative discretion for individual performance of up to 40% of the attained goals. The Compensation Committee expects to apply an average of 20% negative discretion to our Senior Executive Management’s Performance Pay Plan achievement to keep the average level of payout similar to what would be paid out if the Performance Pay Plan had a target payout level of 100% and a maximum payout level of 200%, which were the levels used in 2007. The 40% negative discretion range allows for a greater range of measurement on individual performance, while still maintaining section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code qualification. The level of achievement of the annual performance metrics determines the dollar amount of incentive compensation payable to participants.
 
When establishing target levels for the incentive reward schedule for 2009, the Compensation Committee considered, among other things, projected Company performance, strategic business objectives, and forecasted general business and industry conditions. Generally, award target levels reflect the benchmarking objectives set by our Compensation Committee and are generally intended to approximate the 50th percentile of our E&C Peer Group (using the Diversified Peer Group data for additional input) for good performance and between the 50th and 75th percentile for outstanding performance. At the time the target levels are established, the outcome is intended to be substantially uncertain but achievable, and to require better than expected performance from our executives. Our Compensation Committee may adopt different target levels for its annual incentive reward schedule from time to time, as it deems appropriate.
 
During 2009, the bonus award opportunities were based on a percentage of base salary1 assuming attainment of specified threshold, target, and maximum performance levels, which were, respectively: (i) for all of our Named Executive Officers (other than Messrs. Utt and Farley), 35%, 87.5%, and 175%, (ii) for Mr. Utt, 50%, 125%, and 250%, and (iii) for Mr. Farley, 32.5%, 81.25%, and 162.5%. Assuming an average of 20% negative discretion, which the Compensation Committee expected to apply in March 2009, the bonus award opportunities as a percentage of base salary were: (i) for all of our Named Executive Officers (other than Messrs. Utt and Farley), 28%, 70%, and 140%, (ii) for Mr. Utt, 40%, 100%, and 200%, and (iii) for Mr. Farley, 26%, 65%, and 130%. The target award percentages among our Named Executive Officers (other than Mr. Utt) were set (assuming an average of 20% negative discretion) to be consistent with the median of similar positions among our E&C Peer Group and Diversified Peer Group. On average, the median target bonus of our E&C Peer Group and Diversified Peer Group was between 60% and 70%; however, for internal equity purposes, our Compensation Committee elected to keep the target award percentage for Mr. Farley at 65% and Messrs. DeNicola, Rose, and Zimmerman at 70% (assuming an average of 20% negative discretion). With respect to Mr. Utt, our Compensation Committee elected to increase his target bonus to 100% (assuming an average of 20% negative discretion) because it was closer to the median target bonus of chief executive officers in our E&C Peer Group.
 
In February (for our Named Executive Officers other than our CEO) and March (for our CEO) 2010, our Compensation Committee certified the results under the Performance Pay Plan for the 2009 plan year. Our Compensation Committee elected to make negative adjustments to reduce the compensation due under the Performance Pay Plan for all of our Senior Executive Management based on individual performance and to comply with section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code. With respect to our Named Executive Officers, the payouts under the Performance Pay Plan were reduced by approximately 7% for Mr. Utt and 20% for Ms. Carter and Messrs. Farley, Rose, and Zimmerman. Mr. DeNicola did not receive payment under the Performance Pay Plan for the 2009 plan year because he was no longer employed by the Company on the date that the payouts were paid. The following table is a summary of the short-term incentives for the fiscal year 2009, including the target and maximum incentive compensation amounts, performance metric goals and the level attained, and amounts actually paid for each of our Named Executive Officers.
 
 
1 Base salary for purposes of the Performance Pay Plan does not include certain supplemental base salary payments for our Senior Executive Management. With respect to our CEO, $100,000 was excluded, and for all other Senior Executive Management, $30,000 was excluded for 2009.


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2009 Short-Term Incentives Table
 
                                                                             
      2009 Short-Term Incentives
              Goal Attainment Level
 
      (Annual Cash Incentive
              (Dollar Amounts in Millions,
 
      Compensation)       Performance Metric Goals       Except for EPS, which is in Dollars)  
      Target
      Maximum
      Actual
            Weighting
                         
Named Executive Officer     ($)       ($)       ($)       Goal     (%)       Target       Maximum       Actual  
William P. Utt
      1,037,500         2,075,000         1,250,000       KBR EPS       30       $ 1.80       $ 2.25       $ 1.79  
                                                                             
                                    Days Billed       7.5         37.9         34.8         37.7  
                                                                             
                                    Days Unbilled       7.5         18.9         16.4         20.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Job Income Sold       30       $ 1,111.7       $ 1,396.3         1,304.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Net Corp. OH       15       $ 223.8       $ 201.4       $ 192.1  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Safety (RIR)(1)       10         0.451         0.426         0.486  
                                                                             
Susan K. Carter
      69,271         138,542         71,488       KBR EPS       30       $ 1.80       $ 2.25       $ 1.79  
                                                                             
                                    Days Billed       7.5         37.9         34.8         37.7  
                                                                             
                                    Days Unbilled       7.5         18.9         16.4         20.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Job Income Sold       30       $ 1,111.7       $ 1,396.3       $ 1,304.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Net Corp. OH       15       $ 223.8       $ 201.4       $ 192.1  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Safety (RIR)(1)       10         0.451         0.426         0.486  
                                                                             
T. Kevin DeNicola
      393,750         787,500               KBR EPS       30       $ 1.80       $ 2.25       $ 1.79  
                                                                             
                                    Days Billed       7.5         37.9         34.8         37.7  
                                                                             
                                    Days Unbilled       7.5         18.9         16.4         20.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Job Income Sold       30       $ 1,111.7       $ 1,396.3       $ 1,304.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Net Corp. OH       15       $ 223.8       $ 201.4       $ 192.1  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Safety (RIR)(1)       10         0.451         0.426         0.486  
                                                                             
John L. Rose
      366,406         732,812         473,690       KBR EPS       10       $ 1.80       $ 2.25       $ 1.79  
                                                                             
                                    BU Days Billed       7.5         33.5         32.0         34.7  
                                                                             
                                    BU Days Unbilled       7.5         10.5         9.0         9.6  
                                                                             
                                    BU Income       25       $ 230.5       $ 288.1       $ 418.4  
                                                                             
                                    BU Job Income Sold       25       $ 275.0       $ 343.8       $ 488.1  
                                                                             
                                    BU Net OH       15       $ 42.2       $ 38.0       $ 34.4  
                                                                             
                                    BU Safety (RIR)(1)       10         0.173         0.164         0.187  
                                                                             
Andrew D. Farley
      326,016         652,032         336,448       KBR EPS       30       $ 1.80       $ 2.25       $ 1.79  
                                                                             
                                    Days Billed       7.5         37.9         34.8         37.7  
                                                                             
                                    Days Unbilled       7.5         18.9         16.4         20.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Job Income Sold       30       $ 1,111.7       $ 1,396.3       $ 1,304.0  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Net Corp. OH       15       $ 223.8       $ 201.4       $ 192.1  
                                                                             
                                    KBR Safety (RIR)(1)       10         0.451         0.426         0.486  
                                                                             
David Zimmerman
      339,063         678,126         308,411       KBR EPS       10       $ 1.80       $ 2.25       $ 1.79  
                                                                             
                                    BU Days Billed       7.5         43         40         36.0  
                                                                             
                                    BU Days Unbilled       7.5         12         11         13.0  
                                                                             
                                    BU Income       25       $ 139.8       $ 174.8       $ 152.7  
                                                                             
                                    BU Job Income Sold       25       $ 216.3       $ 270.4       $ 185.1  
                                                                             
                                    BU Net OH       15       $ 78.8       $ 70.9       $ 73.5  
                                                                             
                                    BU Safety (RIR)(1)       10         1.062         0.999         1.062  
                                                                             
 
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Effective as of January 1, 2009, the Performance Pay Plan was amended and restated to include a clawback provision that allows recovery of any incentive award payments determined to be an overstatement due to a material restatement of the Company’s financial results. In May 2009, our Compensation Committee approved revising the clawback provision, effective January 1, 2010, to remove the ‘material’ requirement because the Compensation Committee wanted to strengthen its ability to use the clawback even with respect to an immaterial restatement.
 
In March 2010, our Compensation Committee adopted slightly revised performance metrics and target reward percentages under the Performance Pay Plan for the 2010 calendar year. For KBR Corporate, our Compensation Committee adopted the following revised performance metrics (and weightings): (1) KBR EPS (40%)-Target is $1.73, (2) KBR DBAR (7.5%)-Target is 40.0 days, (3) KBR DUAR (7.5%)-Target is 20.5 days, (4) KBR JIS (30%)-Target is $987 million, and (5) KBR NOE (15%)-Target is $211.2 million. For 2010, the Business Unit metrics for Messrs. Rose and Zimmerman were reclassified as Business Groups to reflect the recent organizational changes within our Company. For the Business Groups, our Compensation Committee adopted the following revised performance metrics (and weightings): (1) KBR EPS (20%)-Target is $1.73, (2) Group DBAR (7.5%)-Target is 48 days with respect to Mr. Rose and 41 days with respect to Mr. Zimmerman, (3) Group DUAR (7.5%)- Target is 11 days with respect to Mr. Rose and 14 days with respect to Mr. Zimmerman, (4) Group BUI (25%)- Target is $336.5 million with respect to Mr. Rose and $103.7 million with respect to Mr. Zimmerman, (5) Group JIS (25%)- Target is $467.6 million with respect to Mr. Rose and $180.1 million with respect to Mr. Zimmerman, and (6) Group NOE (15%)- Target is $88.6 million with respect to Mr. Rose and $60 million with respect to Mr. Zimmerman. In addition, our Compensation Committee maintains negative discretion (up to 40%) to reduce the payout levels based on personal performance.
 
C. Long-Term Incentives
 
KBR has two long-term incentive plans, the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan and the Transitional Stock Adjustment Plan. Under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan, our Compensation Committee made the following grants to our Named Executive Officers in 2009: (1) KBR Performance Awards, (2) KBR Restricted Stock Units, and (3) KBR Stock Options. A description of the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan, the methodology used by our Compensation Committee to determine the mix of awards to grant, and the KBR Performance Awards, KBR Restricted Stock Units, and KBR Stock Options granted under the KBR Stock Incentive Plan are provided below.
 
The Transitional Stock Adjustment Plan was established solely to maintain the stock options and restricted stock granted to KBR employees under our former parent’s stock and incentive plan that were still outstanding at the time of our separation from our former parent in April 2007 and subsequently converted to KBR stock options and restricted stock. No further grants may be made under the Transitional Stock Adjustment Plan.
 
KBR Stock and Incentive Plan
 
We use long-term incentives to achieve the following objectives:
 
  •  reward consistent achievement of value creation and operating performance goals;
 
  •  align management’s interests with stockholders’ interests; and
 
  •  encourage long-term perspectives and commitment.
 
Long-term incentives represent the largest component of total executive compensation opportunity for our executives. We believe this is appropriate given our belief that executive pay should be closely tied to stockholders’ interests.
 
The KBR Stock and Incentive Plan provides for a variety of cash and stock-based awards, including nonqualified and incentive stock options, restricted stock/units, performance shares/units, stock appreciation rights, and stock value equivalents, also known as phantom stock. The KBR Stock and Incentive Plan allows


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the Compensation Committee the discretion to select from among these types of awards to establish individual long-term incentive awards. Our Compensation Committee met in February 2009 to review the amount of shares available under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan for future stock-based awards. In addition, the Committee met in March 2009 to review and approve the amount and appropriate mix of long-term incentive awards to be granted to our Senior Executive Management. The Committee met in December 2009 to review the amount of long-term incentive awards granted to Ms. Carter, our newly-hired CFO, and agreed to defer her grant until March 2010 when 2010 awards would be granted to our Senior Executive Management.
 
For purposes of establishing the amount of the long-term incentive awards, our Compensation Committee engaged Hewitt to provide our Compensation Committee with a review of our Senior Executive Management’s long-term incentive compensation. The Compensation Committee originally targeted the long-term incentive awards at approximately the 50th percentile of our E&C Peer Group, which would have resulted in long-term incentive target values of $4,000,000 for Mr. Utt, $700,000 for Messrs. DeNicola, Rose, and Zimmerman, and $600,000 for Mr. Farley. However, due to the weakening U.S. economy, in March 2009, the Compensation Committee elected to reduce all Named Executive Officers’ long-term incentive awards by 33%. Long-term incentive awards were delivered through a combination of cash-based PAs and equity-based RSUs and NQSOs. Ms. Carter did not receive a similar long-term incentive award in 2009, due to her late hire date.
 
Granting a mix of incentives allows us to provide a diversified yet balanced long-term incentive program that effectively addresses volatility in our industry and in the stock market and maintains an incentive to meet performance goals. Our Compensation Committee granted our Senior Executive Management a mixture of 60% performance awards (based on target value), 25% stock options, and 15% restricted stock units under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan. The Committee concluded that this mix of performance awards, stock options, and restricted stock units was consistent with the Company’s pay and performance objectives. Specifically, the stock options and restricted stock units (i) are directly tied to our stock price performance and, therefore, directly to stockholder value and (ii) provide a significant incentive for our Senior Executive Management to remain with the Company. The performance awards focus executives to improve long-term returns and reward consistent achievement. Our Compensation Committee awarded a higher percentage of performance awards than stock options and restricted stock units because our Compensation Committee believes that emphasizing performance is more likely to increase shareholder value. Our Compensation Committee decided in favor of granting stock options in addition to restricted stock units under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan as a replacement for a portion of the restricted stock units that our Compensation Committee elected not to grant due to limits under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan.
 
In March 2010, our Compensation Committee approved granting a long-term incentive award mixture of 60% performance awards, 25% stock options, and 15% restricted stock units under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan.
 
In December 2009, our Compensation Committee amended the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan to strengthen the prohibition on the repricing and exchange of options. Specifically, the following language was added to the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan:
 
Repricing Prohibited.  Except in connection with a corporate transaction involving the Company (including, without limitation, any stock dividend, stock split, extraordinary cash dividend, recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation, split-up, spin-off, combination, or exchange of shares), the terms of outstanding awards may not be amended to reduce the exercise price of outstanding options or stock appreciation rights or cancel outstanding options or stock appreciation rights in exchange for cash, other awards or options or stock appreciation rights with an exercise price that is less than the exercise price of the original options or stock appreciation rights without stockholder approval.
 
KBR Performance Awards
 
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forecasted general business and industry conditions. At the time the target levels were established, the outcome was intended to be substantially uncertain, but achievable, and to require better than expected performance from our executives. The performance awards may only be paid in cash.
 
The KBR Performance Awards were granted on March 4, 2009. Each KBR Performance Award has a target value of $1.00. Performance is based 50% on Total Shareholder Return (“TSR”), as compared to our peer group (Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV, Chiyoda Corp., DynCorp International, Inc., Fluor Corp., Foster Wheeler Ltd, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., JGC Corp., Saipem, The Shaw Group Inc., Technip, and URS Corp.), and 50% on KBR’s Return on Capital (“ROC”). The performance award cycle for both TSR and ROC runs from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2011. The TSR performance metric directly ties the payouts of our performance awards to KBR’s TSR performance relative to its peers, which promotes the interests of our shareholders. The ROC performance metric promotes our employees’ efficiency in using the Company’s capital. The Compensation Committee determined the number of KBR Performance Awards for each Named Executive Officer by multiplying the total long-term incentive target value by 60% and dividing the product by $1.00 (the target value of each KBR Performance Award). Our Compensation Committee decided to use $1.00 as the target value for each KBR Performance Award based on a proposal presented by Towers Perrin in July 2007 in which $1.00 was used as the target value for each KBR Performance Award for the purpose of administering and communicating the award. In addition, the use of $1.00 as a target value for each KBR Performance Award is a means of expressing the value of each award since the number of KBR Performance Awards were granted based on the total target value of long-term incentive awards. The actual value of a KBR Performance Award may increase to a maximum of 200% of $1.00, or $2.00, or decrease to below threshold to 0% of $1.00, or $0.00. The value of KBR Performance Awards for performance between threshold and target or target and maximum will be calculated using linear interpolation. A 3-year performance award cycle was adopted because of the ability to provide for retention.
 
The peer group used for our TSR percentage is slightly different than our peer group used for benchmarking compensation of our Senior Executive Management, as described above under the section titled “Benchmarking Compensation.” In our peer group used for our TSR percentage, the foreign companies, Chiyoda Corp., JGC Corp., Saipem, and Technip, replaced EMCOR Group, Inc., Granite Construction, Inc., and McDermott International, Inc. due to difficulties in determining compensation data for foreign companies and to provide our Compensation Committee with sufficient data to make meaningful comparisons to the marketplace. The TSR percentage is calculated by subtracting KBR’s TSR ranking as compared to the peer group from the total number of companies in the peer group, including KBR, dividing the difference by the number of companies in the peer group excluding KBR, and multiplying the quotient by 100%. Assuming a peer group of 12 companies (including KBR), the TSR rankings and corresponding percentages are shown in the table below.
 
                         
LTI TSR Calculation Method
Performance Level   Ranking   Percentile   Payout
      1       100.00%       200.0%  
      2       90.90%       200.0%  
Maximum
    3       81.80%       200.0%  
      4       72.70%       190.8%  
      5       63.60%       154.4%  
Target
    6       54.50%       118.0%  
      7       45.50%       91.0%  
      8       36.40%       72.8%  
Threshold
    9       27.30%       54.6%  
      10       18.20%       0.0%  
      11       9.10%       0.0%  
      12       0.00%       0.0%  
                         
 
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average ROC was 12.7%. In addition, our Compensation Committee revised Hewitt’s data showing the ROC for our E&C Peer Group. The median ROC of our E&C Peer Group was approximately 12.6%, which our Compensation Committee elected to use as the target percentage for ROC. The maximum and minimum percentages for the 2009 performance awards were also based on data prepared by Hewitt showing the ROC for our E&C Peer Group. The 75th percentile of our E&C Peer Group was approximately 24.5%, which our Compensation Committee used as the maximum percentage, and the 25th percentile of our E&C Peer Group was approximately 7.0%, which our Compensation Committee used as the threshold percentage.
 
ROC percentages are calculated using the weighted average of the Company’s net income from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders plus (interest expense × (1-effective tax rate)), divided by average monthly capital from continuing operations, with monthly capital from continuing operations equal to average monthly total assets less (average monthly non-interest bearing liabilities plus average monthly non-controlling interest), as reported in the Company’s audited reported financials for the (i) year ended 2009, (ii) year ended 2010, and (iii) year ended 2011, with each year weighted 331/3%. For the purpose of these awards, ROC is calculated in the same manner as for the financial reports prepared for use by our senior executives for business purposes and as reported to our Board of Directors. As a result of Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“FASB ASC”) 810, which applies beginning in 2009, the definition of net income for determining ROC under the KBR Performance Awards was revised to disregard the change by FASB ASC 810 in the treatment of non-controlling interests. Accordingly, net income for ROC under the KBR Performance Awards beginning in 2009 was defined as net income from continuing operations attributable to common shareholders.
 
After the end of each performance award cycle, our Compensation Committee will determine the extent to which the performance goals have been achieved, and the amount of the performance award will be computed for each selected executive in accordance with the table below. For results between Threshold and Target and Target and Maximum, the Performance Percentage earned is determined by linear interpolation between the two applicable standards based on the results achieved for the respective performance measures. The following table shows the manner in which the earned value of the performance awards is determined.
 
Determination of the “Earned” Value of Performance Awards
 
                         
            <Threshold
  Threshold
  Target
  Maximum
Performance Percentage     Weighting     0%   50%   100%   200%
Company’s TSR Rank with Peer
Group Members’ TSR
    50%     <25th   25th   50th   75th
                         
ROC     50%     <7.0%   7.0%   12.6%   24.5%
                         
 
For TSR, achievement of the 25th percentile results in a 50% target payout, the 50th percentile in a 100% target payout, and the 75th percentile in a 200% target payout. For ROC, achievement of 7.0% results in a 50% target payout, 12.6% in a 100% target payout, and 24.5% in a 200% target payout.
 
In February (for our Named Executive Officers other than our CEO) and March (for our CEO) 2010, our Compensation Committee certified the results for the KBR Performance Awards that were granted in July 2007. The following table is a summary of the 2007 KBR Performance Awards for the July 1, 2007, to December 31, 2009, performance period and amounts actually paid for each of our Named Executive Officers.


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Ms. Carter and Mr. DeNicola did not participate because they were not employees of the Company when the 2007 KBR Performance Awards were granted.
 
Payout Table for 2007-2009 Performance Award Period
 
                                                                                           
            Return on Capital
    Total Shareholder Return
      2007 Long-Term Incentive Payout     (50% Weighting)     (50% Weighting)
      Target
    Maximum
    Actual
    Target
    Maximum
    Actual
    Target
    Maximum
    Actual
Named Executive Officer     ($)     ($)     ($)     (%)     (%)     (%)     (%)     (%)     (%)
William P. Utt       2,400,000         4,800,000         3,816,000         50 %       100 %       100 %       50 %       100 %       59 %
                                                                                           
Susan K. Carter                                                                        
                                                                                           
T. Kevin DeNicola                                                                        
                                                                                           
John L. Rose       480,000         960,000         763,200         50 %       100 %       100 %       50 %       100 %       59 %
                                                                                           
Andrew D. Farley       480,000         960,000         763,200         50 %       100 %       100 %       50 %       100 %       59 %
                                                                                           
David Zimmerman       360,000         720,000         572,400         50 %       100 %       100 %       50 %       100 %       59 %
                                                                                           
 
In March 2010, our Compensation Committee elected to place more weighting on TSR than ROC for KBR Performance Awards granted in 2010. The revised weighting is 75% TSR and 25% ROC. The Committee’s rationale for making this change was to place more emphasis on a metric that is aligned more closely with our shareholders’ interests.
 
KBR Restricted Stock Units
 
Our Compensation Committee granted our Senior Executive Management restricted stock units that are subject to a five-year graded vesting schedule, based on service with the Company. In addition, the vesting of 100% of our CEO’s and 50% of our other Senior Executive Management’s restricted stock units are subject to the Company having net income greater than or equal to $0, under certain conditions described below, for the calendar year preceding the annual vesting date. This puts a major component of our CEO’s total annual compensation directly at risk and subject to the performance of the Company. The determination of net income with respect to these restricted stock unit awards will not be reduced by the after-tax earnings impact of: (i) any item that originated, or relates to the period, prior to the executive’s first date of appointment in their current position with the Company, (ii) the negative effect of required changes in accounting principles, or (iii) the negative effect of changes in the tax law. The Compensation Committee determined the number of restricted stock units for each Named Executive Officer by multiplying the total long-term incentive target value by 15% and dividing the product by the fair market value of our common stock on the date of grant. The Committee established the amount of the total long-term incentive value as described above in the section titled “KBR Stock and Incentive Plan.”
 
KBR Stock Options
 
Our Compensation Committee granted our Senior Executive Management nonqualified stock options that are subject to a three-year graded vesting schedule, based on service with the Company. In addition, the vesting of 100% of our CEO’s and 50% of our other Senior Executive Management’s nonqualified stock options are subject to similar net income requirements as the KBR restricted stock units described above. The exercise price of our nonqualified stock options is equal to the fair market value of our common stock on the grant date. The Compensation Committee determined the number of nonqualified stock options for each Named Executive Officer by multiplying the total long-term incentive target value by 25% and dividing the product by the Black Scholes’ value of the nonqualified stock option on the date of grant. The Committee established the amount of the total long-term incentive value as described above in the section titled “KBR Stock and Incentive Plan.”


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Total Equity Awards Outstanding for All Employees and Directors
 
As of December 31, 2009, under the Transitional Stock Adjustment Plan, 163,304 shares of restricted stock had not yet lapsed and 803,823 stock options were outstanding. In addition, under the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan, 136,160 shares of restricted stock and 1,211,056 restricted stock units had not yet lapsed and 1,912,012 stock options were outstanding.
 
D. Supplemental Retirement
 
Our Company maintains the following nonqualified deferred compensation plans: (1) KBR Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan, (2) KBR Elective Deferral Plan, (3) KBR Benefit Restoration Plan, and (4) KBR Dresser Deferred Compensation Plan. Our Compensation Committee approved these plans in April 2007 in order to provide a continuation of benefits to our employees who were entitled to such benefits under our prior parent’s nonqualified plans. Our Compensation Committee continues to maintain these plans because they are offered by many of our E&C Peer Group companies.
 
KBR Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan
 
The KBR Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (the “SERP”) was established to provide competitive retirement benefits (based on a review of our E&C Peer Group and Diversified Peer Group data) to selected executives of KBR. Determinations as to who would receive an allocation for a particular plan year and the amount of the allocation are made in our Compensation Committee’s sole discretion. In March 2009, the Compensation Committee met to review the SERP participation requirements and allocation percentage for 2009. Because the Compensation Committee had reviewed the appropriateness of the SERP recently, it decided that it would continue with the same participation requirements and allocation amount for the 2009 plan year as it did in 2008 and reevaluate the SERP in May 2009 at its next meeting. Our Compensation Committee approved an allocation equal to 26% of income for our CEO and each member of our Senior Executive Management over the age of 50. Each executive who receives an allocation must be employed for at least five years (three years for executives who were over age 60) following the allocation in order to begin vesting. Once the employment requirement is met, an executive’s SERP account vests on a graded scale in which 50% of the account is vested if the executive has attained age 55 prior to termination of employment and 10% more of the account is vested each additional year until 100% of the account is vested upon the executive’s attainment of age 60 prior to termination of employment. If the executive has not attained age 55 prior to termination of employment, 100% of his or her SERP account is forfeited. The vesting provision was put in place to encourage participant retention.
 
The 26% allocation rate reflects a goal of achieving a reasonable replacement of income (based on Company contributions to both the SERP and our qualified 401(k) plan), assuming a scenario in which the executive began work at KBR at age 25, began participating in the SERP at age 50, and retired from KBR at age 65. To simplify the administration of the SERP and to shift the risk of not achieving a reasonable replacement income away from KBR, our Compensation Committee elected to use an approximate, average allocation rate to achieve this result — that is, to use a defined contribution SERP rather than a defined benefit SERP. Consequently, the actual replacement income for each participant will depend on his or her length of vested time in the SERP, actual salary increases, and investment returns. Benefits under the SERP are payable upon a termination of employment.
 
Of the Named Executive Officers, only Ms. Carter and Messrs. Utt, Rose, and Zimmerman received a contribution for 2009 under the terms of the SERP, as listed in the Nonqualified Deferred Compensation table. Messrs. Utt, Rose, and Zimmerman were credited with earnings in 2009 on amounts already allocated to their accounts from 2008 and 2007. Earnings and losses in the SERP track the default investment option under the Company’s 401(k) plan. Any earnings applied in 2009 to amounts in SERP accounts that were above 120% of the applicable Federal long-term rate are recorded in the Summary Compensation Table. None of the Named Executive Officers is vested in his or her account balance. Mr. Farley did not participate in the SERP in 2009 because he was not at least 50 years old. Mr. DeNicola forfeited his entire SERP balance in 2009 when he retired from the Company. In May 2009, our Compensation Committee engaged Hewitt to review the SERP in


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relation to market practices within our E&C Peer Group. Based on this review, the Compensation Committee determined that the SERP is still consistent with E&C Peer Group practices and continues to serve an important role in the Company’s total compensation program. The Committee will continue to monitor the appropriateness of the SERP.
 
KBR Elective Deferral Plan
 
Our Named Executive Officers may participate in the KBR Elective Deferral Plan, a nonqualified deferred compensation plan, to meet their retirement and other future income needs. Participation is completely voluntary. Pre-tax deferrals of up to 75% of base salary and/or incentive compensation are allowed each calendar year. Interest is credited based upon the participant’s election from among four benchmark investment options. Any interest credited above 120% of the applicable Federal long-term rate is recorded in the Summary Compensation Table. The only Named Executive Officers who had an account balance under the KBR Elective Deferral Plan during 2009 were Messrs. Utt, Farley, and Zimmerman. Benefits under this plan are payable upon a termination of employment (or a specified future date).
 
KBR Benefit Restoration Plan
 
Our Named Executive Officers may participate in the KBR Benefit Restoration Plan, a nonqualified plan that provides a vehicle to restore qualified plan benefits that are reduced as a result of limitations imposed under the Internal Revenue Code or due to participation in other Company sponsored plans. The KBR Benefit Restoration Plan is a nonqualified deferred compensation plan that earns interest at the rate of 10% per annum, which is 4.98% above 120% of the applicable Federal long-term rate. Accordingly, the interest credited above 120% of the applicable Federal long-term rate is recorded in the Summary Compensation Table. In 2009, our Named Executive Officers received awards under the plan in the amounts shown in the footnotes to the Summary Compensation Table. Benefits under this plan are payable upon a termination of employment.
 
KBR Dresser Deferred Compensation Plan
 
One of our Named Executive Officers, Mr. Rose, participates in the KBR Dresser Deferred Compensation Plan, an unfunded, frozen deferred compensation plan, which was established to continue to provide benefits under the Dresser Industries, Inc. Deferred Compensation Plan sponsored by our prior parent. Prior to the plan being frozen on January 1, 2000, a participant could elect to defer compensation into the plan. A participant’s deferrals were then converted to units equivalent to company stock based on a discounted price of company stock. The discount could be no more than 25% of company stock fair market value. While additional deferrals are no longer permitted, a participant’s benefit may continue to grow in three ways: through dividend equivalents on unit accounts, interest paid on cash accounts, and through unrealized gains. Interest is payable annually on the participant’s cash account, if any, at the annual savings account rate of a major bank designated by the plan administrator. A participant’s cash account is payable in cash, and the unit account is payable in KBR stock. Benefits under the plan are payable on the January 15th following the participant’s termination of employment.
 
Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
 
Our Named Executive Officers do not participate in any KBR sponsored defined benefit pension plans.
 
E. Severance and Change-in-Control Protection
 
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are safeguarded and that the Company retains rights to recover any termination benefits paid in the event of material evidence of an executive’s malfeasance. In addition, the Compensation Committee elected for the Agreement to require a double-trigger change-in-control termination (i.e., the occurrence of both a change-in-control and a termination of employment within two years following the change-in-control event) in order for an executive to receive change-in-control benefits. This double-trigger replaced the single-trigger that our Named Executive Officers had in their restricted stock/units and stock options agreements with respect to a change-in-control. In addition, an excise tax gross-up provision was added consistent with market practice. Our Compensation Committee understands that in light of the current financial crisis, excise tax gross-ups may no longer be an appropriate component of executive compensation packages. Consequently, our Compensation Committee is committed to rejecting any proposals that request new excise tax gross-ups.
 
Each of our Named Executive Officers (other than Ms. Carter) entered into the Agreement in 2008, and they continue to have the same Agreement that they had in 2008. In October 2009, the Compensation Committee offered the Agreement to Ms. Carter because each of our other Senior Executive Management has an Agreement. Ms. Carter signed the Agreement without any changes. The Agreement with Ms. Carter is similar to the Agreements with the other Named Executive Officers (other than Mr. Utt), except that it does not include an excise tax gross-up consistent with the Compensation Committee’s commitment to reject any proposals that request new excise tax gross-ups. Specifically, the Agreement will terminate automatically on the earlier of (i) the executive’s termination of employment with the Company or (ii) in the event of a change-in-control during the term of the Agreement, two years following the change-in-control. The Agreement provides for (i) severance termination benefits (prior to a change-in-control), (ii) double-trigger change-in-control termination benefits (on or after a change-in-control), and (iii) death, disability, and retirement benefits. As a condition of receipt of these benefits (other than the death and disability benefits), the executives must first execute a release and full settlement agreement. The Agreement contains customary confidentiality, noncompetition, and nonsolicitation covenants, as well as a mandatory arbitration provision. In addition, the Agreement contains a clawback provision that allows the Company to recover any benefits paid under the Agreement if the Company determines within two years after the executive’s termination of employment that his employment could have been terminated for cause. The Agreement provides that all unvested stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance awards granted to the executive by the Company will be forfeited upon severance. Such awards, however, will fully vest upon a double-trigger change-in-control termination. Mr. Utt’s Agreement continues to have an exception for his restricted stock and restricted stock units granted on or before April 9, 2007, such that upon severance, such awards will not be forfeited. This exception for Mr. Utt was made as a compromise for him to give up his rights of full vesting under his former employment agreement.
 
F. Other Generally Available Benefits
 
Generally, our Named Executive Officers participate in the same retirement and health and welfare programs as our other employees. In 2009, our Named Executive Officers participated in the Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. Retirement and Savings Plan. Pursuant to this plan, we made employer matching contributions equal to 5.5% of eligible compensation. Their health care and insurance coverage is the same as that provided to active employees.
 
Our Compensation Committee does not offer perquisites to our Senior Executive Management. Our Company does not own a private aircraft, nor do we participate in a fractional aircraft ownership program. Our executives do not have company cars or car allowances. To allow for maximum efficiency and productive use of time, one Company-leased car and a driver is provided in Houston and one Company-leased car and a driver is provided in Arlington for use by our Named Executive Officers and others for business purposes, except that our Named Executive Officers may use a Company-leased car and a driver for limited personal use only if the car is not being used by another Named Executive Officer for business purposes at that time.
 
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eligible to participate in the Performance Pay Plan (as described above under the section titled “B. Short-Term Incentives (Annual)”) during 2009. Our Named Executive Officers earned annual incentive compensation for the 2009 fiscal year in the amounts shown in the 2009 Short-Term Incentives Table and the Summary Compensation Table. The 2009 rewards for the Performance Pay Plan were paid in cash in the first quarter of 2010. In addition, 100% of Mr. Utt’s restricted stock units and stock options and 50% of the other Senior Executive Management’s restricted stock units and stock options granted in 2009 are subject to our Company having net income greater than or equal to $0 for the year ended prior to each vesting date as more fully described in the sections titled “KBR Restricted Stock Units” and “KBR Stock Options.” Further, our Senior Executive Management’s KBR Performance Awards (as described above under the section titled “KBR Performance Awards”) are subject to achieving TSR and ROC goals.
 
Impact of Executive Conduct or a Restatement of Earnings on Compensation
 
If the Company determines at any time within two years after the termination of our Named Executive Officers that such senior executive’s employment could have been terminated for Cause, as defined in the senior executive’s Agreement, the Company retains the rights to recover any severance benefits provided under the Agreement to such senior executive (cash or other). In such case, the senior executive agrees to promptly repay such amounts to the Company.
 
In addition, in March 2009, our Compensation Committee approved amending the Performance Pay Plan (described in the section titled “B. Short-Term Incentives (Annual)”) to include a clawback provision that allows the Compensation Committee to seek recovery of any short-term incentive award amounts determined to be an overpayment due to any material restatement of the Company’s financial results that impact the performance metrics on which the short-term incentive awards were calculated. In May 2009, our Compensation Committee approved revising the clawback provision, effective January 1, 2010, to remove the ‘material’ requirement because the Compensation Committee wanted to strengthen its ability to use the clawback even with respect to an immaterial restatement.
 
Impact of Accounting, Regulatory, and Tax Requirements on Compensation
 
We apply the fair value recognition provisions of FASB ASC 718-10 for share-based payments to account for and report equity-based compensation. FASB ASC 718-10 requires equity-based compensation expense to be measured based on the grant-date fair value of the award. For performance-based awards, compensation expense is measured based on the grant-date fair value of the award and the fair value of that award is re-measured subsequently at each reporting date through the settlement date. Changes in fair value during the requisite service period or the vesting period are recognized as compensation cost on a straight line basis over that period. Compensation expense was recognized for restricted stock awards.
 
The grant-date fair value of employee share options is estimated using option-pricing models. If an award is modified after the grant date, incremental compensation cost is recognized immediately before the modification. The benefits of tax deductions in excess of the compensation cost recognized for the options (excess tax benefits) are classified as addition to paid-in-capital, and cash retained as a result of these excess tax benefits is presented in the statement of cash flows as financing cash inflows.
 
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code generally disallows a tax deduction to public companies for compensation paid to the CEO or any of the four other most highly compensated officers to the extent the compensation exceeds $1 million in any year. Qualifying performance-based compensation is not subject to this sanction if certain requirements are met.
 
Our policy is to utilize available tax deductions whenever appropriate and consistent with our compensation philosophy. When designing and implementing our compensation programs, we consider all relevant factors, including the availability of tax deductions with respect to compensation. Accordingly, we have attempted to preserve the Federal tax deductibility of compensation in excess of $1 million a year to the extent doing so is consistent with the intended objectives of our compensation philosophy. However, we may from time to time pay compensation to our executives that may not be fully deductible.


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The KBR Stock and Incentive Plan was designed to allow qualification of stock options, stock appreciation rights, and performance share awards, as well as, short-term and long-term cash performance plans under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.
 
Section 304 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 applies to any cash or equity-based incentive compensation paid to specified executives where the payment was predicated upon the achievement of certain financial results that were subsequently the subject of restatement.
 
We are administering all nonqualified, deferred compensation plans and payouts in compliance with the provisions of Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code added under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004. Plan documents were amended in 2008 to incorporate the effects of Section 409A as adopted.
 
Stock Ownership Guidelines for Officers
 
The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board of Directors determined that the Company should establish stock ownership guidelines for certain officers of the Company and its subsidiaries in an effort to link more closely the financial interests of these officers with those of the Company’s shareholders.
 
Our Board of Directors adopted the following ownership guidelines for the Company’s common stock, $0.001 par value (“Common Stock”), for the officers at the levels indicated below:
 
       
Group     Ownership Level
CEO/Chairman     5x base salary
Level 1 Executives
(Direct reports to CEO)
    3x base salary
Level 2 Executives
(Direct reports to Level 1 Executives)
    1x base salary
       
 
Our Board of Directors approved that: (a) each such officer will have five years after the adoption of these guidelines or his or her appointment to an applicable office, whichever is later, to achieve the indicated ownership level; (b) all beneficially owned shares of Common Stock and vested and unvested restricted stock and restricted stock units are counted towards achievement of the ownership guideline; (c) once an officer has achieved the applicable level of Common Stock ownership he or she is required to retain or purchase additional shares if a decline in the price for the Common Stock causes his or her holdings to be less than the applicable ownership level; (d) the value of shares of Common Stock is determined as the closing price of the Common Stock for the particular date; and (e) on and after each officer’s 60th birthday, the officer’s required ownership level is reduced to fifty percent (50%) of the ownership level provided for above; provided, however, no such adjustment will be made for the ownership levels of the CEO, Chief Operating Officer (if any), CFO, and General Counsel.
 
Risk Analysis of Compensation Plans
 
Our Compensation Committee believes that the Company’s compensation programs do not incentivize excessive or inappropriate risk-taking by employees. The Committee reviewed a risk assessment of the Company’s compensation programs in March 2010. The Committee believes that the programs do not create risks that are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company. Further, KBR applies compensation policies and practices that mitigate risk, such as:
 
  •  using multiple performance metrics for our short-term incentive and long-term incentive plans;
 
  •  including clawback provisions in our short-term incentive plans, severance and change-in-control agreements, and performance awards;
 
  •  providing different vesting and distribution criteria for our equity and performance-based awards:
 
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  •  restricted stock units are subject to a five-year graded vesting schedule and are based on service with the Company,
 
  •  performance awards paid in cash are long-tern incentives based on Company performance over a three-year period, and
 
  •  employees must be employed and in good standing with the Company on the date of payment of previously earned short-term and long-term performance-based awards in order to receive the awards;
 
  •  capping the maximum award payable to any employee under our short-term incentive plan and our performance awards under our long-term incentive plan;
 
  •  benchmarking our Senior Executive Management’s total compensation near the median of our industry peers; and
 
  •  enforcing stock ownership guidelines.
 
Conclusion
 
In a highly competitive market for executive talent, we believe our customers’ and employees’ interests, as well as those of our stockholders and other stakeholders, are well served by our compensation programs. These programs are reasonably positioned to our E&C Peer Group and Diversified Peer Group, encourage and promote our compensation objectives with a strong emphasis on pay for performance, and permit the exercise of our Compensation Committee’s discretion in the design and implementation of compensation packages. Going forward, we will continue to review our compensation plans periodically to determine what revisions, if any, should be made.


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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
Summary Compensation
 
The following table sets forth information regarding the compensation of our Named Executive Officers during 2009.
                                                                                           
                                          Change in
           
                                          Pension
           
                                          Value and
           
                                          Nonqualified
           
                                    Non-Equity
    Deferred
    All
     
                        Stock
    Option
    Incentive Plan
    Compensation
    Other
     
Name and
          Salary
    Bonus
    Awards
    Awards
    Compensation
    Earnings
    Compensation
    Total
Principal Position     Year     ($)     ($)(1)     ($)(2)(3)     ($)(2)(3)     ($)(4)     ($)(5)     ($)(6)     ($)
(a)     (b)     (c)     (d)     (e)     (f)     (g)     (h)     (i)     (j)
William P. Utt
Chairman of the Board,
President & CEO
      2009         928,932                 1,206,003         660,681         3,650,000         160,410         652,871         7,258,896  
                                                                                         
      2008         900,010                 2,800,024                 1,100,000         5,497         569,309         5,374,839  
                                                                                         
        2007         817,704         100,000         2,800,003                 1,000,000         755         272,774         4,991,235  
                                                                                           
Susan K. Carter(7)(8)
SVP & CFO
(October 30, 2009 — Present)
      2009         83,521                                 71,488                 28,143         183,152  
                                                                                           
T. Kevin DeNicola(7)(8)
SVP & CFO
(June 18, 2008 — October 29, 2009)
      2009         437,845                 211,056         115,625                 1         24,313         788,839  
                                                                                         
      2008         245,543                 375,120                 186,624                 92,509         899,796  
                                                                                           
John L. Rose
President, Upstream
      2009         448,083                 211,056         115,625         953,690         203,529         272,267         2,204,250  
                                                                                         
      2008         429,082                 490,021                 248,940         2,120         192,254         1,362,417  
                                                                                         
        2007         366,701                 560,024                 294,338         728,700         195,357         2,145,119  
                                                                                           
Andrew D. Farley
SVP, General Counsel
      2009         430,316                 180,902         99,107         816,448         2,880         26,337         1,555,990  
                                                                                         
      2008         403,849                 420,018                 349,920         1,237         21,812         1,196,836  
                                                                                           
        2007         326,153         50,000         560,024                 262,500         362         12,058         1,211,097  
                                                                                           
David Zimmerman(8)
President, Services
      2009         416,158                 211,056         115,625         668,411         50,186         204,857         1,666,293  
                                                                                           
 
(1) For bonuses in 2007, our Compensation Committee granted discretionary bonuses to Messrs. Utt, Farley, and certain other employees for their efforts in the separation of KBR from Halliburton.
 
(2) The amounts in columns (e) and (f) represent the grant date fair value of awards granted in 2007, 2008, and 2009, pursuant to the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan and the KBR, Inc. Transitional Stock Adjustment Plan. The fair values were determined in accordance with FASB ASC 718, “Stock Compensation”. Assumptions used in the calculation of these amounts are described in note 2 under “Significant Accounting Policies” and note 14 under “Stock Incentive Plans” of our audited financial statements included in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and the comparable disclosures in 2007 and 2008.
 
(3) For Mr. Utt, 100% of the 2007, 2008, and 2009, and for the other Named Executive Officers, 50% of the 2009, amounts attributable to the restricted stock/units in column (e) and the stock options in column (f) are dependent on positive net income. An assumption has been made that the probable outcome is that the Company will have positive net income for the years in question. This is both the probable and maximum performance for the restricted stock/units in column (e) and the stock options in column (f), which is one and the same. With respect to the performance awards that are based 50% on total shareholder return and which are included in the value of stock awards in column (e), the assumptions assume the probable outcome of target performance, which is equal to $1.00. At maximum performance, each performance award unit attributable to total shareholder return and reported in column (e) would be equal to $2.00. This would give (i) Mr. Utt a stock awards value under column (e) of $2,010,003 in 2009, $4,000,024 in 2008, and $4,000,003 in 2007; (ii) Mr. DeNicola a stock awards value under column (e) of $351,756 in 2009 and $555,120 in 2008; (iii) Mr. Rose a stock awards value under column (e) of $351,756 in 2009,


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$700,021 in 2008, and $800,024 in 2007; (iv) Mr. Farley a stock awards value under column (e) of $301,502 in 2009, $600,018 in 2008, and $800,024 in 2007; and (v) Mr. Zimmerman a stock awards value under column (e) of $351,756 in 2009, $500,015 in 2008, and $600,047 in 2007.
 
(4) Earnings reportable in column (g) relate to payments under our Performance Pay Plan for 2007, 2008, and 2009, and 50% of our 2007 KBR Performance Award for the period from July 1, 2007, to December 31, 2009, that is based on return on capital. Benefits under these plans are payable by their terms at a later date.
 
(5) The amounts shown in column (h) include the following:
 
                                                                       
                                    Dresser
     
            Halliburton
          Benefit
    Elective
    Deferred
    Total
Name     Year     Defined Benefit     SERP     Restoration     Deferral     Compensation     (A)
Utt(B)
      2009                 149,114         4,085         7,210                 160,410  
                                                                       
        2008                         2,142         3,355                 5,497  
                                                                       
        2007                         637         118                 755  
                                                                       
Carter
      2009                                                  
                                                                       
DeNicola
      2009                         1                         1  
                                                                       
        2008                                                  
                                                                       
Rose(B)
      2009                 51,748         2,961                 148,820         203,529  
                                                                       
        2008                         2,120                         2,120  
                                                                       
        2007         622                 1,517                 726,561         728,700  
                                                                       
Farley
      2009                         932         1,948                 2,880  
                                                                       
        2008                         456         781                 1,237  
                                                                       
        2007                         199         163                 362  
                                                                       
Zimmerman(B)
      2009                 49,252         934                         50,186  
                                                                       
 
(A) Any amounts reportable here and in column (h) of the Summary Compensation Table are payable in connection with KBR’s nonqualified deferred compensation plans, the KBR Benefit Restoration Plan (“Benefit Restoration”), KBR Elective Deferral Plan (“Elective Deferral”), and KBR Dresser Deferred Compensation Plan (“Dresser Def. Comp.”). These amounts reflect above market or preferential earnings on nonqualified deferred compensation. The amounts reportable in connection with the Halliburton Defined Benefit Plan reflect the aggregate change in the actuarial present value of Mr. Rose’s plan benefit. KBR did not assume any responsibility for the Halliburton Defined Benefit Plan following our separation from Halliburton.
 
(B) Messrs. Utt, Rose, and Zimmerman were the only Named Executive Officers who had earnings in the KBR Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (“SERP”) during 2008 and 2009. However, earnings that were credited to their accounts in 2008 and 2009 were not above market. There were no earnings in the SERP in 2007. Mr. DeNicola had no earnings in 2009 because he retired from the Company prior to year-end 2009 and thus forfeited his entire SERP account.


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(6) The amounts shown in column (i) above include the following:
 
                                                                                                                         
                                                      Foreign
                 
                                                      Income
    Termination-
           
            Company
    Benefit
                Company
    Relocation
    Tax
    Tax
    Related
           
            Match
    Restoration
    Restricted
          Car
    Costs
    Equalization
    Imputed
    Payments
    Spousal
     
Name     Year     (401k)     Award     Dividends     SERP     (A)     (B)     (C)     (D)     (E)     Travel     Total
Utt       2009         13,207         32,116         41,877         543,400         128                 8,786                         13,357         652,871  
                                                                                                                         
        2008         8,821         31,351         35,026         494,000         112                                                 569,309  
                                                                                                                         
        2007         8,559         29,849                 234,000         366                                                 272,774  
                                                                                                                         
Carter       2009                                 23,681                 4,462                                         28,143  
                                                                                                                         
DeNicola       2009         12,650                 1,969                                                 9,694                 24,313  
                                                                                                                         
        2008         9,337         11         400         82,761                                                         92,509  
                                                                                                                         
Rose       2009         12,650         9,520         4,389         233,659                                                 12,049         272,267  
                                                                                                                         
        2008         10,350         9,300         3,880         168,724                                                         192,254  
                                                                                                                         
        2007         10,125         6,969                 85,064         20                         93,179                         195,357  
                                                                                                                         
Farley       2009         12,250         8,542         5,545                                                                 26,337  
                                                                                                                         
        2008         9,200         7,912         4,700                                                                 21,812  
                                                                                                                         
        2007         7,320         4,738                                                                         12,058  
                                                                                                                         
Zimmerman       2009         9,392         7,764         3,514         184,187                                                           204,857  
                                                                                                                         
 
(A) The amounts in this column include $128 for Mr. Utt’s limited personal use of the Company-leased car and driver.
 
(B) The amounts in this column include $4,462 for the closing costs in connection with Ms. Carter’s business-related relocation.
 
(C) The tax equalization adjustment is the payment of the taxes for a correction of a small payroll administrator error that impacted Mr. Utt’s taxes.
 
(D) Foreign Income Tax (imputed) for Mr. Rose represents a tax gross-up that was paid in 2007 and was reported as 2007 non-payroll compensation.
 
(E) The termination-related payments include payments to Mr. DeNicola under the KBR Benefit Restoration Plan and the Company’s vacation plan.
 
(7) Ms. Carter’s base salary for 2009 represents her salary for the two and a half months she was employed in 2009. Mr. DeNicola’s base salary for 2009 represents his salary for the eleven months he was employed in 2009 and his base salary for 2008 represents his salary for the six and a half months he was employed in 2008.
 
(8) Ms. Carter’s 2007 and 2008, Mr. DeNicola’s 2007, and Mr. Zimmerman’s 2007 and 2008 information are not included because they were either not an employee of the Company (in the case of Ms. Carter and Mr. DeNicola) or not a Named Executive Officer (in the case of Mr. Zimmerman) in 2007 and 2008.


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Grants of Plan Based Awards
 
The following table provides information regarding awards in 2009 under the KBR Senior Executive Performance Pay Plan and the KBR Stock and Incentive Plan.
 
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                                            All
      All
              Grant
 
                                                                            Other
      Other
              Date
 
                                                                            Stock
      Option
              Fair
 
                                                                            Awards:
      Awards:
      Exercise or
      Value of
 
                                                                            Number of
      Number of
      Base
      Stock
 
                    Number of
                                                      Shares of
      Securities
      Price of
      And
 
                    Non-
      Estimated Future Payouts
      Estimated Future Payouts
      Stock Or
      Underlying
      Option
      Option
 
                    Equity
      Under Non-Equity Incentive
      Under Equity Incentive
      Units
      Options
      Awards
      Awards
 
                    Incentive
      Plan Awards(2)       Plan Awards       (#)       (#)       ($/Sh)       ($)(3)  
                    Plan
                                                 
      Grant
    Grant
      Units
      Threshold
      Target
      Maximum
      Threshold
      Target
      Maximum
                                 
Name     Type(1)     Date       Granted       ($)       ($)       ($)       (#)       (#)       (#)                                  
(a)     (b)     (c)       (d)       (e)       (f)       (g)       (h)       (i)       (j)       (k)       (l)       (m)       (n)  
William P. Utt     STI                       415,000         1,037,500         2,075,000