- Gary Pruitt CEO: 450,000 restricted stock units, no appreciation rights
- Patrick Talamantes VP, Finance: 70,000 restricted stock units; 100,000 in appreciation rights
- Robert Weil VP, Operations: 80,000 restricted stock units; 120,000 in appreciation rights
- Frank R. J. Whittaker VP, Operations: 80,000 restricted stock units; 120,000 in appreciation rights
No Christmas presents for the worker bees. Pruitt's lifting of the companywide wage freeze doesn't count since it happens in 2010, and will be based on the financial situation at each individual paper.