Sources for FTD Corp Charts

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The data included in the corporate charts are compiled from a variety of reports and documents as listed below:

  • CEO Compensation numbers were obtained from the companies' 2011 proxy reports, SEC form DEF 14A. The values represent 2011 total CEO compensation.
  • Underfunded Company Pension numbers were obtained from the companies' 2011 proxy reports, SEC form DEF 14A. The values represent the funding status of the pension program at the end of the year 2011.
  • Annual Company Revenue numbers were obtained from the annual reports filed by the companies, generally available on their official websites. The values were labeled as net or total revenue, net or total sales, or net income for 2011 in the annual reports, the specific wording varied slightly between companies.
  • Federal Lobbying/Political Donations (09-12) numbers were compiled from a report by Public Campaign released on November 19, 2012 "Un-Shared Sacrifice: How 'Fix the Debt' Companies Buy Washington Influence & Rig the Game". The total lobbying number is combined data from 2009 to 2012. It combines the amount the company's PAC contributed to campaigns, the amount the CEO donated to political campaigns, and the amount these companies spent on lobbying in those years. Public Campaign compiled the numbers using data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The data was compiled before the final reporting period for the 2012 election cycle was over, so it does not represent the total spending in the 2012 elections cycle.