SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 24, 2005
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
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Item 1.01. Entry Into Material Definitive Agreement
The information included under Item 5.02 below is incorporated herein by reference.
|Item||5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers|
Effective October 24, 2005, Ms. Patricia L. Zuccotti, 58, was appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Expedia, Inc. (Expedia). Prior to joining Expedia, Ms. Zuccotti was employed by Deloitte & Touche LLP for 22 years, serving most recently as Director, Enterprise Risk Services (from June 2003 to October 2005), and as Director, Audit (from June 1993 to June 2003). Ms. Zuccotti holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor of arts from Trinity College. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Pursuant to an offer letter effective October 24, 2005, Ms. Zuccotti will be entitled to receive an annual base salary of $260,000, will be eligible to receive annual discretionary bonuses, with a target bonus of 40% of her annual base salary, and will be granted a signing bonus of $68,000. Ms. Zuccottis employment is terminable at will. Subject to the approval of Expedias Compensation Committee, Ms. Zuccotti may be granted restricted stock units representing shares of common stock of Expedia valued at $125,000 pursuant to the Expedia, Inc. 2005 Stock and Annual Incentive Plan. Upon a change of control of Expedia, 100% of Ms. Zuccottis restricted stock units will vest immediately.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: October 25, 2005||By:|| |
/S/ KEENAN M. CONDER
Keenan M. Conder
Senior Vice President and General Counsel