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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado 80112
(720) 875-5300
April 14, 2021
Dear Stockholder:
You are cordially invited to attend the 2021 annual meeting of stockholders of Qurate Retail, Inc. (Qurate Retail) to be held at 8:15 a.m., Mountain time, on May 25, 2021. Due to concerns about the coronavirus, this year the annual meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. You may attend the meeting, submit questions and vote your shares electronically during the meeting via the Internet by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/QRI2021. To enter the annual meeting, you will need the 16-digit control number that is printed on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or proxy card. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the meeting on May 25, 2021.
At the annual meeting, you will be asked to consider and vote on the proposals described in the accompanying notice of annual meeting and proxy statement, as well as on such other business as may properly come before the meeting.
Your vote is important, regardless of the number of shares you own. Whether or not you plan to attend the annual meeting, please read the enclosed proxy materials and then promptly vote via the Internet or telephone or by completing, signing and returning the proxy card if you received a paper copy of the proxy materials by mail. Doing so will not prevent you from later revoking your proxy or changing your vote at the meeting.
Thank you for your cooperation and continued support and interest in Qurate Retail.
Very truly yours,
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Michael A. George
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials is first being mailed on or about April 15, 2021, and the proxy materials relating to the annual meeting will first be made available on or about the same date.

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QURATE RETAIL, INC.
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado 80112
(720) 875-5300
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
to be Held on May 25, 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the annual meeting of stockholders of Qurate Retail, Inc. (Qurate Retail) to be held at 8:15 a.m., Mountain time, on May 25, 2021. Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), this year the annual meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. You may attend the meeting, submit questions and vote your shares electronically during the meeting via the Internet by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/QRI2021. To enter the annual meeting, you will need the 16-digit control number that is printed on your Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or proxy card. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the meeting on May 25, 2021. At the annual meeting, you will be asked to consider and vote on the following proposals:
1.
A proposal (which we refer to as the election of directors proposal) to elect Richard N. Barton, Michael A. George and Gregory B. Maffei to continue serving as Class II members of our board until the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders or their earlier resignation or removal; and
2.
A proposal (which we refer to as the auditors ratification proposal) to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
You may also be asked to consider and vote on such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting.
Holders of record of our Series A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and Series B common stock, par value $0.01 per share, in each case, outstanding as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 31, 2021, the record date for the annual meeting, will be entitled to notice of the annual meeting and to vote at the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. These holders will vote together as a single class on each proposal. A list of stockholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting will be available at our offices at 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, Colorado 80112 for review by our stockholders for any purpose germane to the annual meeting for at least ten days prior to the annual meeting. If you have any questions with respect to accessing this list, please contact Qurate Retail Investor Relations at (866) 876-0461. The holders of record of our 8% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (QRTEP), are not entitled to any voting powers, except as specified in the Certificate of Designations relating to QRTEP or as required by Delaware law, and may not vote on the proposals to be presented at the annual meeting.
We describe the proposals in more detail in the accompanying proxy statement. We encourage you to read the proxy statement in its entirety before voting.
Our board of directors has unanimously approved each proposal for inclusion in the proxy materials and recommends that you vote “FOR” the election of each director nominee and “FOR” the auditors ratification proposal.
Votes may be cast electronically during the annual meeting via the Internet or by proxy prior to the meeting by telephone, via the Internet, or by mail.
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials For the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be Held on May 25, 2021: our Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Proxy Statement, and 2020 Annual Report to Stockholders are available at www.proxyvote.com.

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YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. Voting promptly, regardless of the number of shares you own, will aid us in reducing the expense of any further proxy solicitation in connection with the annual meeting.
By order of the board of directors,
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Katherine C. Jewell
Assistant Vice President and Secretary
Englewood, Colorado
April 14, 2021
WHETHER OR NOT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, PLEASE VOTE PROMPTLY VIA TELEPHONE OR ELECTRONICALLY VIA THE INTERNET. ALTERNATIVELY, PLEASE COMPLETE, SIGN AND RETURN THE PROXY CARD IF YOU RECEIVED A PAPER COPY OF THE PROXY MATERIALS BY MAIL.

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2021 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
WHEN
8:15 a.m., Mountain time, on May 25, 2021
WHERE
The annual meeting can be accessed virtually via the Internet by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/QRI2021
RECORD DATE
5:00 p.m., New York City time, on
March 31, 2021
ITEMS OF BUSINESS
1.
Election of directors proposal—To elect Richard N. Barton, Michael A. George and Gregory B. Maffei to continue serving as Class II members of our board until the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders or their earlier resignation or removal.
2.
Auditors ratification proposal—To ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
Such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting.
WHO MAY VOTE
Holders of shares of QRTEA and QRTEB. Holders of shares of QRTEP are NOT eligible to vote at the annual meeting.
PROXY VOTING
Stockholders of record on the record date are entitled to vote by proxy in the following ways:
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By calling 1-800-690-6903
(toll free) in the United States or
Canada
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Online at
www.proxyvote.com
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By returning a properly
completed, signed and dated proxy card
ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA AND VOTING RECOMMENDATIONS
Proposal
Voting
Recommendation
Page Reference
(for more detail)
Election of directors proposal FOR EACH NOMINEE
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QURATE RETAIL, INC.
a Delaware corporation
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, Colorado 80112
(720) 875-5300
PROXY STATEMENT FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
We are furnishing this proxy statement in connection with the board of directors’ solicitation of proxies for use at our 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held at 8:15 a.m., Mountain time, on May 25, 2021, or at any adjournment or postponement of the annual meeting. Due to concerns about COVID-19, this year the annual meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. You may attend the meeting, submit questions and vote your shares electronically during the meeting via the Internet by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/QRI2021. At the annual meeting, we will ask you to consider and vote on the proposals described in the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders. The proposals are described in more detail in this proxy statement. We are soliciting proxies from holders of our Series A common stock, par value $0.01 per share (QRTEA), and Series B common stock, par value $0.01 per share (QRTEB). The holders of our 8% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (QRTEP), are not entitled to any voting powers, except as specified in the Certificate of Designations relating to QRTEP or as required by Delaware law, and may not vote on the proposals to be presented at the annual meeting. We refer to QRTEA and QRTEB together as our common stock. We refer to our common stock together with QRTEP as our capital stock.
THE ANNUAL MEETING
Notice and Access of Proxy Materials
We have elected, in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s “Notice and Access” rule, to deliver a Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (the Notice) to our stockholders and to post our proxy statement and our annual report to our stockholders (collectively, the proxy materials) electronically. The Notice is first being mailed to our stockholders on or about April 15, 2021. The proxy materials will first be made available to our stockholders on or about the same date.
The Notice instructs you how to access and review the proxy materials and how to submit your proxy via the Internet. The Notice also instructs you how to request and receive a paper copy of the proxy materials, including a proxy card or voting instruction form, at no charge. We will not mail a paper copy of the proxy materials to you unless specifically requested to do so.
Electronic Delivery
Registered stockholders may elect to receive future notices and proxy materials by e-mail. To sign up for electronic delivery, go to www.proxyvote.com. Stockholders who hold shares through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee may sign up for electronic delivery when voting by Internet at www.proxyvote.com, by following the prompts. Also, stockholders who hold shares through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee may sign up for electronic delivery by contacting their nominee. Once you sign up, you will not receive a printed copy of the notices and proxy materials, unless you request them. If you are a registered stockholder, you may suspend electronic delivery of the notices and proxy materials at any time by contacting our transfer agent, Broadridge, at (888) 789-8461 (outside the United States (626) 427-6421). Stockholders who hold shares through a bank, brokerage firm or other nominee should contact their nominee to suspend electronic delivery.
Time, Place and Date
The annual meeting of stockholders is to be held at 8:15 a.m., Mountain time, on May 25, 2021. Due to concerns about COVID-19, this year the annual meeting will be held via the Internet and will be a completely virtual meeting of stockholders. You may attend the meeting, submit questions and vote your shares electronically during the meeting via the Internet by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/QRI2021. To enter the annual meeting, you will need the 16-digit control number that is printed on your Notice or proxy card. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that you are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the meeting on May 25, 2021.
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Purpose
At the annual meeting, you will be asked to consider and vote on each of the following:

the election of directors proposal, to elect Richard N. Barton, Michael A. George and Gregory B. Maffei to continue serving as Class II members of our board until the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders or their earlier resignation or removal; and

the auditors ratification proposal, to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
You may also be asked to consider and vote on such other business as may properly come before the annual meeting, although we are not aware at this time of any other business that might come before the annual meeting.
Quorum
In order to conduct the business of the annual meeting, a quorum must be present. This means that the holders of at least a majority of the aggregate voting power represented by the shares of our common stock outstanding on the record date and entitled to vote at the annual meeting must be represented at the annual meeting either in person or by proxy. Virtual attendance at the annual meeting also constitutes presence in person for purposes of quorum at the meeting. For purposes of determining a quorum, your shares will be included as represented at the meeting even if you indicate on your proxy that you abstain from voting. If a broker, who is a record holder of shares, indicates on a form of proxy that the broker does not have discretionary authority to vote those shares on a particular proposal or proposals, or if those shares are voted in circumstances in which proxy authority is defective or has been withheld, those shares (broker non-votes) will nevertheless be treated as present for purposes of determining the presence of a quorum. See “— Voting Procedures for Shares Held in Street Name—Effect of Broker Non-Votes” below.
Who May Vote
Holders of shares of our common stock, as recorded in our stock register as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 31, 2021 (such date and time, the record date for the annual meeting), will be entitled to notice of the annual meeting and to vote at the annual meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
Votes Required
Each director nominee who receives a plurality of the combined voting power of the outstanding shares of our common stock present in person or represented by proxy at the annual meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors at the annual meeting, voting together as a single class, will be elected to office.
Approval of the auditors ratification proposal requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the combined voting power of the outstanding shares of our common stock that are present in person or by proxy, and entitled to vote at the annual meeting, voting together as a single class.
Virtual attendance at the annual meeting also constitutes presence in person for purposes of each required vote.
Votes You Have
At the annual meeting, holders of shares of QRTEA will have one vote per share and holders of shares of QRTEB will have ten votes per share, in each case, that our records show are owned as of the record date. Holders of QRTEP will NOT be eligible to vote at the annual meeting.
Recommendation of Our
Board of Directors
Our board of directors has unanimously approved each of the proposals for inclusion in the proxy materials and recommends that you vote “FOR” the election of each director nominee and “FOR” the auditors ratification proposal.
Shares Outstanding
As of the record date, 382,235,148 shares of QRTEA and 29,353,492 shares of QRTEB were issued and outstanding and entitled to vote at the annual meeting.
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Number of Holders
There were, as of the record date, 2,307 and 65 record holders of QRTEA and QRTEB, respectively (which amounts do not include the number of stockholders whose shares are held of record by banks, brokers or other nominees, but include each such institution as one holder).
Voting Procedures for Record Holders
Holders of record of our common stock as of the record date may vote via the Internet at the annual meeting or prior to the annual meeting by telephone or through the Internet. Alternatively, if they received a paper copy of the proxy materials by mail, they may give a proxy by completing, signing, dating and returning the proxy card by mail.
Holders of record may vote their shares electronically during the meeting via the Internet by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/QRI2021. To enter the annual meeting, holders will need the 16-digit control number that is printed on their Notice or proxy card. We recommend logging in at least fifteen minutes before the meeting to ensure that they are logged in when the meeting starts. Online check-in will start shortly before the meeting on May 25, 2021.
Instructions for voting prior to the annual meeting by using the Internet are printed on the Notice or the proxy voting instructions attached to the proxy card. In order to vote prior to the annual meeting through the Internet, holders should have their Notices or proxy cards available so they can input the required information from the Notice or proxy card, and log onto the Internet website address shown on the Notice or proxy card. When holders log onto the Internet website address, they will receive instructions on how to vote their shares. The Internet voting procedures are designed to authenticate votes cast by use of a personal identification number, which will be provided to each voting stockholder separately. Unless subsequently revoked, shares of our common stock represented by a proxy submitted as described herein and received at or before the annual meeting will be voted in accordance with the instructions on the proxy.
YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT. It is recommended that you vote by proxy even if you plan to attend the annual meeting. You may change your vote at the annual meeting.
If you submit a properly executed proxy without indicating any voting instructions as to a proposal enumerated in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders, the shares represented by the proxy will be voted “FOR” the election of each director nominee and “FOR” the auditors ratification proposal.
If you submit a proxy indicating that you abstain from voting as to a proposal, it will have no effect on the election of directors proposal and will have the same effect as a vote “AGAINST” the auditors ratification proposal.
If you do not submit a proxy or you do not vote at the annual meeting, your shares will not be counted as present and entitled to vote for purposes of determining a quorum, and your failure to vote will have no effect on determining whether any of the proposals are approved (if a quorum is present).
Voting Procedures for Shares Held in Street Name
General
If you hold your shares in the name of a broker, bank or other nominee, you should follow the instructions provided by your broker, bank or other nominee when voting your shares or to grant or revoke a proxy. The rules and regulations of the New York Stock Exchange and The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) prohibit brokers, banks and other nominees from voting shares on behalf of their clients without specific instructions from their clients with respect to numerous matters, including, in our case, the election of directors proposal. Accordingly, to ensure your shares held in street name are voted on these matters, we encourage you to provide promptly specific voting instructions to your broker, bank or other nominee.
Effect of Broker Non-Votes
Broker non-votes are counted as shares of our common stock present and entitled to vote for purposes of determining a quorum but will have no effect on any of the proposals. You should follow the directions your broker, bank or other nominee provides to you regarding how to vote your shares of common stock or how to change your vote or revoke your proxy.
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Voting Procedures for Shares Held in the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan
If you hold QRTEA shares through your account in the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan, the trustee for such plan is required to vote your shares as you specify. To allow sufficient time for the trustee to vote your shares, your voting instructions must be received by 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 20, 2021. To vote such shares, please follow the instructions provided by the trustee for such plan.
Revoking a Proxy
If you submitted a proxy prior to the start of the annual meeting, you may change your vote by attending the annual meeting online and voting via the Internet at the annual meeting or by delivering a signed proxy revocation or a new signed proxy with a later date to Vote Processing, c/o Broadridge, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717. Any signed proxy revocation or later-dated proxy must be received before the start of the annual meeting. In addition, you may change your vote through the Internet or by telephone (if you originally voted by the corresponding method) not later than 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 24, 2021 for shares held directly and 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 20, 2021 for shares held in the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan.
Your attendance at the annual meeting will not, by itself, revoke a prior vote or proxy from you.
If your shares are held in an account by a broker, bank or other nominee, you should contact your nominee to change your vote or revoke your proxy.
Solicitation of Proxies
We are soliciting proxies by means of our proxy materials on behalf of our board of directors. In addition to this mailing, our employees may solicit proxies personally or by telephone. We pay the cost of soliciting these proxies. We also reimburse brokers and other nominees for their expenses in sending the Notice and, if requested, paper proxy materials to you and getting your voting instructions.
If you have any further questions about voting or attending the annual meeting, please contact Qurate Retail Investor Relations at (866) 876-0461 or Broadridge at (888) 789-8461 (outside the United States (626) 427-6421).
Other Matters to Be Voted on at the Annual Meeting
Our board of directors is not currently aware of any business to be acted on at the annual meeting other than that which is described in the Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders and this proxy statement. If, however, other matters are properly brought to a vote at the annual meeting, the persons designated as proxies will have discretion to vote or to act on these matters according to their best judgment. In the event there is a proposal to adjourn or postpone the annual meeting, the persons designated as proxies will have discretion to vote on that proposal.
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SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners
The following table sets forth information concerning shares of our capital stock beneficially owned by each person or entity known by us to own more than five percent of the outstanding shares of each series of our capital stock. All of such information is based on publicly available filings, unless otherwise known to us from other sources.
The security ownership information is given as of February 28, 2021 and, in the case of percentage ownership information, is based upon (1) 381,048,032 QRTEA shares, (2) 29,366,492 QRTEB shares and (3) 12,513,799 QRTEP shares, in each case, outstanding on that date. The percentage voting power is presented on an aggregate basis for all QRTEA and QRTEB shares.
Name and Address of Beneficial Owner
Title of
Series
Amount and
Nature of
Beneficial
Ownership
Percent
of Series
(%)
Voting
Power
(%)
John C. Malone
c/o Qurate Retail, Inc.
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80112
QRTEA
1,199,802(1) * 41.2
QRTEB
27,655,931(1) 94.2
QRTEP
865,555(1) 6.9
Gregory B. Maffei
c/o Qurate Retail, Inc.
12300 Liberty Boulevard
Englewood, CO 80112
QRTEA
5,160,845(2) 1.4 6.3
QRTEB
3,919,413(2) 12.0
QRTEP
164,373(2) 1.3
Dodge & Cox
555 California Street
40th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
QRTEA
59,343,040(3) 15.6 8.4
QRTEB
QRTEP
The Vanguard Group
100 Vanguard Blvd.
Malvern, PA 19355
   
QRTEA
34,681,568(4) 9.1 *
QRTEB
QRTEP
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
145 Ameriprise Financial Center Minneapolis, MN 55474
QRTEA
22,609,716(5) 5.9 2.2
QRTEB
QRTEP
*
Less than one percent
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Information with respect to shares of our capital stock beneficially owned by Mr. Malone, a director of our board, is also set forth in “— Security Ownership of Management.”
(2)
Information with respect to shares of our capital stock beneficially owned by Mr. Maffei, our Chairman of the Board, is also set forth in “— Security Ownership of Management.”
(3)
Based on Amendment No. 4 to Schedule 13G, filed February 11, 2021, by Dodge & Cox, which states that, with respect to QRTEA, Dodge & Cox has sole voting power over 56,635,070 shares and sole dispositive power over 59,343,040 shares.
(4)
Based on Amendment No. 4 to Schedule 13G, filed February 10, 2021, by The Vanguard Group (Vanguard), which states that, with respect to QRTEA, Vanguard has shared voting power over 271,882 shares, sole dispositive power over 34,085,163 shares and shared dispositive power over 596,405 shares.
(5)
Based on Schedule 13G, filed February 12, 2021, jointly by Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (Ameriprise) and Columbia Management Investment Advisers, LLC (Columbia), which states that, with respect to QRTEA, Ameriprise has shared voting power over 15,033,592 shares and shared dispositive power over 22,609,716 shares and Columbia has shared voting power over 13,851,020 shares and shared dispositive power over 21,416,810 shares.
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Security Ownership of Management
The following table sets forth information with respect to the ownership by each of our directors and named executive officers (as defined herein) and by all of our directors and executive officers as a group of shares of QRTEA, QRTEB and QRTEP. The security ownership information with respect to our capital stock is given as of February 28, 2021 and, in the case of percentage ownership information, is based upon (1) 381,048,032 QRTEA shares, (2) 29,366,492 QRTEB shares and (3) 12,513,799 QRTEP shares, in each case, outstanding on that date. The percentage voting power is presented in the table below on an aggregate basis for all QRTEA and QRTEB shares.
Shares of capital stock issuable upon exercise or conversion of options, warrants and convertible securities that were exercisable or convertible on or within 60 days after February 28, 2021 are deemed to be outstanding and to be beneficially owned by the person holding the options, warrants or convertible securities for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of that person and for the aggregate percentage owned by the directors and named executive officers as a group, but are not treated as outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other individual person. For purposes of the following presentation, beneficial ownership of shares of QRTEB, though convertible on a one-for-one basis into shares of QRTEA, are reported as beneficial ownership of QRTEB only, and not as beneficial ownership of QRTEA. So far as is known to us, the persons indicated below have sole voting and dispositive power with respect to the shares indicated as owned by them, except as otherwise stated in the notes to the table.
The number of shares indicated as owned by the persons in the table includes interests in shares held by the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan as of February 28, 2021. The shares held by the trustee of the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan for the benefit of these persons are voted as directed by such persons.
Name
Title of
Series
Amount and Nature of
Beneficial Ownership
(In thousands)
Percent of
Series
(%)
Voting
Power
(%)
Gregory B. Maffei
Chairman of the Board and Director
QRTEA 5,160(1)(2) 1.4 6.3
QRTEB 3,919(1) 12.0
QRTEP 164(3) 1.3
Michael A. George
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
QRTEA 6,376(1) 1.7 *
QRTEB
QRTEP 80 *
John C. Malone
Director
QRTEA 1,200(3)(4)(5) * 41.2
QRTEB 27,656(4)(6)(7) 94.2
QRTEP 866(3)(4)(5)(6) 6.9
Richard N. Barton
Director
QRTEA 141(1)(8) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP **(8) *
Fiona P. Dias
Director
QRTEA 33(9) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP
**(9)
*
M. Ian G. Gilchrist
Director
QRTEA 125(1) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP
Evan D. Malone
Director
QRTEA 69 * *
QRTEB
QRTEP 2 *
David E. Rapley
Director
QRTEA 94(1) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP ** *
Larry E. Romrell
Director
QRTEA 195(1) * *
QRTEB ** *
QRTEP 1(1) *
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Name
Title of
Series
Amount and Nature of
Beneficial Ownership
(In thousands)
Percent of
Series
(%)
Voting
Power
(%)
Mark C. Vadon
Director
QRTEA 464(1) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP
**
*
Andrea L. Wong
Director
QRTEA 70(1) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP 1 *
Renee L. Wilm
Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
QRTEA 4 * *
QRTEB
QRTEP
**
*
Brian J. Wendling
Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer
QRTEA 337(1) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP 5 *
Albert E. Rosenthaler
Chief Corporate Development Officer
QRTEA 844(1)(3) * *
QRTEB
QRTEP 5(3) *
All directors and executive officers as a group (14 persons)
QRTEA
15,112(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(8)(9)
3.9
46.4
QRTEB 31,576(1)(4)(6)(7) 96.8
QRTEP
1,127(1)(3)(4)(5)(6)(8)(9)
9.0
*
Less than one percent
**
Less than 1,000 shares
(1)
Includes beneficial ownership of shares that may be acquired upon exercise of, or which relate to, stock options exercisable within 60 days after February 28, 2021.
QRTEA
QRTEB
QRTEP
Gregory B. Maffei 352,707 3,243,486
Michael A. George 3,970,283
Richard N. Barton 140,623
M. Ian G. Gilchrist 124,634
David E. Rapley 77,921
Larry E. Romrell 155,846 1,204
Mark C. Vadon 451,398
Andrea L. Wong 27,746
Brian J. Wendling 265,727
Albert E. Rosenthaler 657,191
Total
6,224,076 3,243,486 1,204
(2)
Includes 1,749,497 QRTEA shares pledged to Morgan Stanley Private Bank, National Association in connection with a loan facility.
(3)
Includes shares held in the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan as follows:
QRTEA
QRTEP
Gregory B. Maffei 14,189 279
John C. Malone 5,896 64
Albert E. Rosenthaler 27,318 554
Total
47,403 897
(4)
Includes 376,260 QRTEA shares, 852,358 QRTEB shares and 129,357 QRTEP shares held by Mr. Malone’s wife, Mrs. Leslie Malone, as to which shares Mr. Malone has disclaimed beneficial ownership.
(5)
Includes (i) 800,000 QRTEA shares and 722,367 QRTEP shares pledged to Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (Merrill Lynch) in connection with a margin loan facility, (ii) 17,646 QRTEA shares pledged to Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC (Fidelity) in connection with a margin loan facility and (iii) 376,260 QRTEA shares and 27,357 QRTEP shares pledged to Merrill Lynch in connection with a margin loan facility.
(6)
Includes 458,946 QRTEB shares and 13,767 QRTEP shares held by two trusts which are managed by an independent trustee, of
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which the beneficiaries are Mr. Malone’s adult children and in which Mr. Malone has no pecuniary interest. Mr. Malone retains the right to substitute assets held by the trusts and has disclaimed beneficial ownership of the shares held by the trusts.
(7)
In February 1998, in connection with the settlement of certain legal proceedings relative to the Estate of Bob Magness, the late founder and former Chairman of the Board of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI), TCI entered into a call agreement with Mr. Malone and Mr. Malone’s wife. In connection with the acquisition by AT&T Corp. (AT&T) of TCI, TCI assigned Qurate Retail’s predecessor its rights under this call agreement. We have since succeeded to these rights. As a result, we have the right, under certain circumstances, to acquire QRTEB shares owned by the Malones. The call agreement also prohibits the Malones from disposing of their QRTEB shares, except for certain exempt transfers (such as transfers to related parties or public sales of up to an aggregate of 5% of their shares of QRTEB after conversion to shares of QRTEA) and except for transfers made in compliance with our call rights.
(8)
Includes 66 QRTEA shares and 1 QRTEP share held by the Barton Descendants’ Trust 12/30/2004 over which Mr. Barton has investment power but not voting power.
(9)
Includes 9,045 restricted stock units with respect to QRTEA shares, 269 restricted stock units with respect to QRTEP shares, and 3,460 dividend equivalent stock unit rights with respect to QRTEA shares. Upon the completion of our acquisition of HSN, Inc., Qurate Retail assumed Ms. Dias’s outstanding deferred stock units with respect to HSN, Inc. common stock and converted such deferred stock units into 9,045 restricted stock units with respect to QRTEA shares and dividend equivalent rights have subsequently accrued on such restricted stock units in connection with special dividends paid on Qurate Retail’s common stock and quarterly dividends paid on QRTEP. Ms. Dias’s restricted stock units and dividend equivalent stock unit rights will vest upon her termination of service from the board of directors.
Changes in Control
We know of no arrangements, including any pledge by any person of our securities, the operation of which may at a subsequent date result in a change in control of our company.
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PROPOSALS OF OUR BOARD
The following proposals will be presented at the annual meeting by our board of directors.
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Board of Directors
Our board of directors currently consists of eleven directors, divided among three classes. Our Class II directors, whose term will expire at the 2021 annual meeting, are Richard N. Barton, Michael A. George and Gregory B. Maffei. These directors are nominated for election to our board to continue serving as Class II directors, and we have been informed that Messrs. Barton, George and Maffei are each willing to continue serving as a director of our company. The term of the Class II directors who are elected at the annual meeting will expire at the annual meeting of our stockholders in the year 2024. Our Class III directors, whose term will expire at the annual meeting of our stockholders in the year 2022, are John C. Malone, M. Ian G. Gilchrist, Mark C. Vadon and Andrea L. Wong. Our Class I directors, whose term will expire at the annual meeting of our stockholders in the year 2023, are Fiona P. Dias, Evan D. Malone, David E. Rapley and Larry E. Romrell.
If any nominee should decline election or should become unable to serve as a director of our company for any reason before election at the annual meeting, votes will be cast by the persons appointed as proxies for a substitute nominee, if any, designated by the board of directors.
The following lists the three nominees for election as directors at the annual meeting and the eight directors of our company whose term of office will continue after the annual meeting, and includes as to each person how long such person has been a director of our company, such person’s professional background, other public company directorships and other factors considered in the determination that such person possesses the requisite qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our board of directors. For additional information on our board’s evaluation of director candidates or incumbent directors seeking re-election, see “Management and Governance Matters—Committees of the Board of Directors—Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee—Director Candidate Identification Process.” All positions referenced in the biographical information below with our company include, where applicable, positions with our predecessors. The number of shares of our capital stock beneficially owned by each director is set forth in this proxy statement under the caption “Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management.”
Nominees for Election as Directors
Richard N. Barton

Age: 53

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. Barton has served as a director of our company since December 2016. Mr. Barton is a co-founder and has been Chief Executive Officer of Zillow Group, Inc. (Zillow Group) since February 2019 and was also its Chief Executive Officer from December 2004 to September 2010. Mr. Barton also co-founded Glassdoor, Inc. (Glassdoor) and served as its Non-Executive Chairman from June 2007 through June 2018. Mr. Barton served as a venture partner at Benchmark Capital, a venture capital firm, from 2005 through 2018. Mr. Barton founded Expedia as a group within Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) in 1994, which was spun out as Expedia, Inc. in 1999. Mr. Barton served as Expedia, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer and President from 1999 to 2003.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Barton has been a member of Zillow Group’s board of directors since its founding in December of 2004 and was its Executive Chairman from September 2010 to February 2019. Mr. Barton has served on the board of directors of Netflix, Inc. since 2002, Altimeter Growth Corp. since September 2020, and Altimeter Growth Corp. 2 since January 2021 and served as Non-Executive Chairman of Glassdoor from June 2007 through June 2018. Mr. Barton also served on the board of directors of Expedia, Inc. from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Barton served on the board of directors of Ticketmaster from December 2001 to August 2002.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Barton brings to our board a broad range of relevant leadership and technical skills resulting from his roles as a founder and former chief executive officer of companies in the
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mobile and Internet industries. Mr. Barton also provides experience in launching and promoting new technologies and marketing internet-based products to consumers.
Michael A. George

Age: 59

Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. George has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of our company since March 2018 and as a director of our company since September 2011. He has served as the President of QVC, Inc. (QVC), a subsidiary of our company, since November 2005 and as its Chief Executive Officer since April 2006. Mr. George also serves on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations. Mr. George previously held various positions with Dell, Inc. (Dell) from March 2001 to November 2005, most notably as the chief marketing officer and general manager of Dell’s U.S. consumer business.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. George has served as a director of Ralph Lauren Corporation since May 2018 and served as a director of Brinker International, Inc. from March 2013 to November 2019.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. George brings to our board significant experience with commerce, retail and technology businesses based on his current executive position with QVC and his prior experience with Dell, as well as in his capacity as a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. His background and executive experience assist the board in evaluating strategic opportunities in the e-commerce and retail industries.
Gregory B. Maffei

Age: 60

Chairman of the Board and a director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. Maffei has served as Chairman of the Board of our company since March 2018 and as a director of our company since November 2005. He has also served as our company’s President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2006 to March 2018 and CEO-Elect from November 2005 through February 2006. Mr. Maffei has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Liberty Media Corporation (Liberty Media) (including its predecessor) since May 2007, Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (Liberty TripAdvisor) since July 2013, Liberty Broadband Corporation (Liberty Broadband) since June 2014 and Liberty Media Acquisition Corporation (LMAC) since November 2020. Mr. Maffei also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of GCI Liberty, Inc. (GCI Liberty) from March 2018 until its combination with Liberty Broadband in December 2020. Prior thereto, Mr. Maffei served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Oracle Corporation (Oracle), Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of 360networks Corporation (360networks), and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Maffei has served as (i) a director of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since May 2007, (ii) a director of Liberty TripAdvisor since July 2013 and as its Chairman of the Board since June 2015, (iii) a director of Liberty Broadband since June 2014 and (iv) a director of LMAC since November 2020. He has served as (i) the Chairman of the Board of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (Sirius XM) since April 2013 and as a director since March 2009, (ii) the Chairman of the Board of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (Live Nation) since March 2013 and as a director since February 2011, (iii) the Chairman of the Board of TripAdvisor, Inc. since February 2013, (iv) a director of Charter Communications, Inc. (Charter) since May 2013 and (v) a director of Zillow Group since February 2015, having previously served as a director of its predecessor, Zillow, Inc., from May 2005 to February 2015. Mr. Maffei served as (i) a director of GCI Liberty from March 2018 until December 2020, (ii) Chairman of the Board of Starz from January 2013 until its acquisition by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. in December 2016, (iii) a director of Barnes & Noble, Inc. from September 2011 to April 2014, (iv) a director of Electronic Arts, Inc. from June 2003 to July 2013, (v) a director of DIRECTV and its predecessors from February 2008 to June 2010 and (vi) the Chairman of the Board of Pandora Media, Inc. from September 2017 to February 2019.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Maffei brings to our board significant financial and operational experience based on his current senior policy making positions at our company, LMAC, Liberty Media, Liberty TripAdvisor and Liberty Broadband, and his previous executive positions at GCI Liberty, Oracle, 360networks and Microsoft, as well as his public company board experience. He provides our board with an
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executive leadership perspective on the strategic planning for, and operations and management of, large public companies and risk management principles.
Directors Whose Term Expires in 2022
John C. Malone

Age: 80

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. Malone has served as a director of our company, including its predecessors, since its inception in 1994, and served as our company’s Chairman of the Board from its inception in 1994 to March 2018 and Chief Executive Officer from August 2005 to February 2006. Mr. Malone served as Chairman of the Board of TCI from November 1996 until March 1999, when it was acquired by AT&T, and as Chief Executive Officer of TCI from January 1994 to March 1997.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Malone has served as (i) Chairman of the Board of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since August 2011 and as a director since December 2010, (ii) the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Broadband since November 2014, (iii) the Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global plc (LGP) since June 2013, having previously served as Chairman of the Board of Liberty Global, Inc. (LGI), LGP’s predecessor, from June 2005 to June 2013, Chairman of the Board of LGI’s predecessor, Liberty Media International, Inc. (LMI) from March 2004 to June 2005 and a director of UnitedGlobalCom, Inc., now a subsidiary of LGP, from January 2002 to June 2005 and (iv) a director of Discovery Inc., which was formerly known as Discovery Communications, Inc. (Discovery Communications), since September 2008 and a director of Discovery Communications’ predecessor, Discovery Holding Company, from May 2005 to September 2008 and as Chairman of the Board from March 2005 to September 2008. Previously, he served as (i) Chairman of the Board of GCI Liberty from March 2018 until December 2020, (ii) a director of Liberty Latin America Ltd. from December 2017 to December 2019, (iii) Chairman of the Board of Liberty Expedia Holdings, Inc. (Liberty Expedia) from November 2016 to July 2019 (iv) a director of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. from March 2015 to September 2018, (v) a director of Charter from May 2013 to July 2018, (vi) a director of Expedia, Inc. from December 2012 to December 2017, having previously served as a director from August 2005 to November 2012, (vii) Chairman of the Board of Liberty TripAdvisor from August 2014 to June 2015, (viii) a director of Sirius XM from April 2009 to May 2013, (ix) a director of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. from January 2010 to September 2012, (x) a director of Live Nation from January 2010 to February 2011, (xi) Chairman of the Board of DIRECTV and its predecessors from February 2008 to June 2010 and (xii) a director of IAC/InterActiveCorp from May 2006 to June 2010.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Malone, as President of TCI, co-founded our former parent company and is considered one of the preeminent figures in the media and telecommunications industry. He is well known for his sophisticated problem solving and risk assessment skills.
M. Ian G. Gilchrist

Age: 71

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. Gilchrist has served as a director of our company since July 2009. Mr. Gilchrist served as a director and the President of Trine Acquisition Corp. from March 2019 to December 2020. Mr. Gilchrist held various officer positions including Managing Director at Citigroup/Salomon Brothers from 1995 to 2008, CS First Boston Corporation from 1988 to 1995, and Blyth Eastman Paine Webber from 1982 to 1988 and served as a Vice President of Warburg Paribas Becker Incorporated from 1976 to 1982. Previously, he worked in the venture capital field and as an investment analyst.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Gilchrist has served as a director of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since September 2011. Mr. Gilchrist served as a director of Trine Acquisition Corp. from March 2019 to December 2020.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Gilchrist’s field of expertise is in the media and telecommunications sector, having been involved with companies in this industry during much of his 32 years as an investment banker. Mr. Gilchrist brings to our board significant financial expertise and a unique perspective on the company
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and the media and telecommunications sector. He is also an important resource with respect to the financial services firms that our company engages from time to time.
Mark C. Vadon

Age: 51

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. Vadon has served as a director of our company since October 2015. Mr. Vadon co-founded zulily, inc., now known as Zulily, LLC (Zulily), and previously served as Chairman of Zulily’s board of directors from October 2009 until October 2015 when we completed the acquisition of Zulily. In addition, Mr. Vadon served as Chairman of the Board of chewy.com, an internet retailer of pet food, from August 2014 to May 2017. Since 2013, Mr. Vadon also has served as a board member of the Vadon Foundation.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Vadon served on the board of directors of The Home Depot, Inc. from August 2012 to May 2019. From May 1999 to February 2008, Mr. Vadon was Chief Executive Officer of Blue Nile, Inc., which he founded in 1999 and also served as its Chairman of the board of directors from May 1999 to December 2013.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Vadon brings extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of commerce, retail and technology businesses to our board based on his prior public company experience in senior policy-making positions at Zulily and at Blue Nile, Inc. as its Chief Executive Officer. His background and executive experience assist the board in evaluating strategic opportunities in the e-commerce and retail industries.
Andrea L. Wong

Age: 54

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Ms. Wong has served as a director of our company since April 2010. Ms. Wong served as President, International Production for Sony Pictures Television and President, International for Sony Pictures Entertainment from September 2011 to March 2017. She previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifetime Entertainment Services from 2007 to April 2010. Ms. Wong also served as an Executive Vice President with ABC, Inc., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, from 2003 to 2007.

Other Public Company Directorships: Ms. Wong has served as a director of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since September 2011, as a director of Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. since August 2017, as a director of Roblox Corporation since August 2020 and as a director of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. II since September 2020. Ms. Wong served as a director of Oaktree Acquisition Corp. from July 2019 to January 2021, as a director of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp. from September 2017 to October 2019 and as a director of Hudson’s Bay Company from September 2014 to March 2020.

Board Membership Qualifications: Ms. Wong brings to our board significant experience in the media and entertainment industry, having an extensive background in media programming across a variety of platforms, as well as executive leadership experience with the management and operation of companies in the entertainment sector. Her experience with programming development and production, brand enhancement and marketing brings a pragmatic and unique perspective to our board. Her professional expertise, combined with her continued involvement in the media and entertainment industry, makes her a valuable member of our board.
Directors Whose Term Expires in 2023
Fiona P. Dias

Age: 55

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Ms. Dias has served as a director of our company since December 2017, having been appointed to our board in connection with the closing of the HSN, Inc. acquisition and pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement for the transaction. She has served as Principal Digital Partner at Ryan
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Retail Consulting, LLC, a global consulting firm, since January 2015. She also served as Chief Strategy Officer of ShopRunner, an online shopping service, from August 2011 to October 2014 and as Executive Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, of GSI Commerce, Inc., a provider of digital commerce solutions, from February 2007 to June 2011. Prior thereto, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Circuit City Stores, Inc., a specialty retailer of consumer electronics, and also held senior marketing positions with PepsiCo, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company and The Procter & Gamble Company.

Other Public Company Directorships: Ms. Dias has served on the board of directors of Realogy Holdings Corp., a real estate brokerage company, since June 2013. She previously served on the board of directors of (i) Advance Auto Parts, Inc. from September 2009 to May 2019, (ii) HSN, Inc. from July 2016 to December 2017 and (iii) Choice Hotels International, Inc. from November 2004 to April 2012.

Board Membership Qualifications: Ms. Dias brings to our board significant experience in senior policy-making roles both as a member of other public company boards and as a senior marketing executive. She also brings extensive experience in digital commerce, marketing and managing consumer and retail brands.
Evan D. Malone

Age: 50

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Dr. Malone has served as a director of our company since August 2008. Since June 2009, he has served as President of NextFab Studio, LLC, which provides manufacturing-related technical training, product development, and business acceleration services. Since January 2008, Dr. Malone has served as the owner and manager of a real estate property and management company, 1525 South Street LLC. Dr. Malone has served as co-owner and director of Drive Passion PC Services, CC, an Internet café, telecommunications and document services company, in South Africa since 2007 and served as an applied physics technician for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, part of the national laboratory system of the Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy, from 1999 until 2001. He also is a founding member of Jet Wine Bar, a wine bar, and Rex 1516, a restaurant, both in Philadelphia. Since November 2016, he has served as director and president of the NextFab Foundation, an IRS 501(c)(3) private operating foundation, which provides manufacturing-related technology and education to communities affected by economic or humanitarian distress.

Other Public Company Directorships: Dr. Malone has served as a director of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since September 2011 and Sirius XM since May 2013.

Board Membership Qualifications: Dr. Malone brings an applied science and engineering perspective to the board. Dr. Malone’s perspectives assist the board in developing business strategies and adapting to technological changes facing the industries in which our company competes. In addition, his entrepreneurial experience assists the board in evaluating strategic opportunities.
David E. Rapley

Age: 79

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. Rapley has served as a director of our company since July 2002, having previously served as a director during 1994. Mr. Rapley founded Rapley Engineering Services, Inc. (RESI) and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President from 1985 to 1998. Mr. Rapley also served as Executive Vice President of Engineering of VECO Corp. Alaska (a company that acquired RESI in 1998) from January 1998 to December 2001. Mr. Rapley served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rapley Consulting, Inc. from January 2000 to December 2014. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Rapley was a director of Merrick & Co., a private firm providing engineering and other services to domestic and international clients. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Rapley was chairman of the board of Merrick Canada ULC.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Rapley has served as a director of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since September 2011. He has served as a director of LGP since June 2013, having previously served as a director of LGI, LGP’s predecessor, from June 2005 to June 2013 and as a director of LGI’s predecessor, LMI from May 2004 to June 2005.
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Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Rapley brings to our board the unique perspective of his lifelong career as an engineer. The industries in which our company competes are heavily dependent on technology, which continues to change and advance. Mr. Rapley’s perspectives assist the board in adapting to these changes and developing strategies for our businesses.
Larry E. Romrell

Age: 81

A director of our company.

Professional Background: Mr. Romrell has served as a director of our company since December 2011, having previously served as a director from March 1999 to September 2011. Mr. Romrell held numerous executive positions with TCI from 1991 to 1999. Previously, Mr. Romrell held various executive positions with Westmarc Communications, Inc.

Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Romrell has served as a director of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) since September 2011 and as a director of Liberty TripAdvisor since August 2014. He has served as a director of LGP since June 2013, having previously served as a director of LGI, LGP’s predecessor, from June 2005 to June 2013 and as a director of LMI, LGI’s predecessor, from May 2004 to June 2005.

Board Membership Qualifications: Mr. Romrell brings extensive experience, including venture capital experience, in the telecommunications industry to our board and is an important resource with respect to the management and operations of companies in the media and telecommunications sector.
Vote and Recommendation
A plurality of the combined voting power of the outstanding shares of our common stock present in person or represented by proxy at the annual meeting and entitled to vote on the election of directors at the annual meeting, voting together as a single class, is required to elect each of Richard N. Barton, Michael A. George and Gregory B. Maffei as a Class II member of our board of directors.
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Our board of directors unanimously recommends a vote
“FOR” the election of each nominee to our board of directors.
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PROPOSAL 2—THE AUDITORS RATIFICATION PROPOSAL
We are asking our stockholders to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP as our independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2021.
Even if the selection of KPMG LLP is ratified, the audit committee of our board of directors in its discretion may direct the appointment of a different independent accounting firm at any time during the year if our audit committee determines that such a change would be advisable. In the event our stockholders fail to ratify the selection of KPMG LLP, our audit committee will consider it as a direction to select other auditors for the year ending December 31, 2021.
A representative of KPMG LLP is expected to be available to answer appropriate questions at the annual meeting and will have the opportunity to make a statement if he or she so desires.
Audit Fees and All Other Fees
The following table presents fees for professional audit services rendered by KPMG LLP for the audit of our consolidated financial statements for 2020 and 2019 and fees billed for other services rendered by KPMG LLP:
2020
2019
Audit fees $ 8,651,600 9,278,200
Audit related fees(1) 495,000 641,300
Audit and audit related fees
9,146,600 9,919,500
Tax fees(2) 747,800 601,400
Total fees
$ 9,894,400 10,520,900
(1)
Audit related fees consist of professional consultations and audits in connection with acquisitions or divestitures (including carve-out audits in connection with divestitures).
(2)
Tax fees consist of tax compliance and consultations regarding the tax implications of certain transactions.
Our audit committee has considered whether the provision of services by KPMG LLP to our company other than auditing is compatible with KPMG LLP maintaining its independence and believes that the provision of such other services is compatible with KPMG LLP maintaining its independence.
Policy on Pre-Approval of Audit and Permissible Non-Audit Services of Independent Auditor
Our audit committee has adopted a policy regarding the pre-approval of all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by our independent auditor. Pursuant to this policy, our audit committee has approved the engagement of our independent auditor to provide the following services (all of which are collectively referred to as pre-approved services):

audit services as specified in the policy, including (i) financial audits of our company and our subsidiaries, (ii) services associated with registration statements, periodic reports and other documents filed or issued in connection with securities offerings (including comfort letters and consents), (iii) attestations of management reports on our internal controls and (iv) consultations with management as to accounting or disclosure treatment of transactions;

audit related services as specified in the policy, including (i) due diligence services, (ii) financial statement audits of employee benefit plans, (iii) consultations with management as to the accounting or disclosure treatment of transactions, (iv) attest services not required by statute or regulation, (v) certain audits incremental to the audit of our consolidated financial statements, (vi) closing balance sheet audits related to dispositions, and (vii) general assistance with implementation of the requirements of certain Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules or listing standards; and

tax services as specified in the policy, including federal, state, local and international tax planning, compliance and review services, and tax due diligence and advice regarding mergers and acquisitions.
Notwithstanding the foregoing general pre-approval, if, in the reasonable judgment of our Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer, an individual project involving the provision of pre-approved services is likely to result in fees in excess of $100,000, or if individual projects under $100,000 are likely to equal or exceed $500,000
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during the period between the regularly scheduled meetings of the audit committee, then such projects will require the specific pre-approval of our audit committee. Our audit committee has delegated the authority for the foregoing approvals to the chairman of the audit committee, subject to his subsequent disclosure to the entire audit committee of the granting of any such approval. M. Ian G. Gilchrist currently serves as the chairman of our audit committee. In addition, the independent auditor is required to provide a report at each regularly scheduled audit committee meeting on all pre-approved services incurred during the preceding quarter. Any engagement of our independent auditors for services other than the pre-approved services requires the specific approval of our audit committee.
Our pre-approval policy prohibits the engagement of our independent auditor to provide any services that are subject to the prohibition imposed by Section 201 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
All services provided by our independent auditor during 2020 were approved in accordance with the terms of the policy in place.
Vote and Recommendation
The affirmative vote of a majority of the combined voting power of the outstanding shares of our common stock that are present in person or by proxy, and entitled to vote at the annual meeting, voting together as a single class, is required to approve the auditors ratification proposal.
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Our board of directors unanimously recommends a vote
“FOR” the auditors ratification proposal.
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Executive Officers
The following lists the executive officers of our company (other than Michael A. George, our President and Chief Executive Officer, and Gregory B. Maffei, our Chairman of the Board, each of whom also serve as directors of our company and who are listed under “Proposals of Our Board—Proposal 1—The Election of Directors Proposal”), their ages and a description of their business experience, including positions held with our company. All positions referenced in the table below with our company include, where applicable, positions with our predecessors.
Name
Positions
Albert E. Rosenthaler
Age: 61
Mr. Rosenthaler has served as Chief Corporate Development Officer of our company, Liberty Media, Liberty TripAdvisor and Liberty Broadband since October 2016 and LMAC since November 2020. He previously served as Chief Corporate Development Officer of GCI Liberty from March 2018 to December 2020, Liberty Expedia from October 2016 to July 2019 and Chief Tax Officer of our company, Liberty Media, Liberty TripAdvisor and Liberty Broadband from January 2016 to September 2016 and Liberty Expedia from March 2016 to September 2016. He previously served as a Senior Vice President of our company from April 2002 to December 2015, Liberty Media (including its predecessor) from May 2007 to December 2015, Liberty TripAdvisor from July 2013 to December 2015 and Liberty Broadband from June 2014 to December 2015. Mr. Rosenthaler has served as a director of Tripadvisor, Inc. since February 2016.
Brian J. Wendling
Age: 48
Mr. Wendling has served as Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer of our company, Liberty Media and Liberty Broadband since January 2020 and July 2019, respectively. He has also served as Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer of LMAC since November 2020. He previously served as Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer of GCI Liberty from January 2020 and July 2019, respectively, to December 2020 as well as Senior Vice President and Controller of each of our company, Liberty Media and Liberty Broadband from January 2016 to December 2019 and GCI Liberty from March 2018 to December 2019. In addition, Mr. Wendling has served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Liberty TripAdvisor since January 2016, and he previously served as Vice President and Controller of Liberty TripAdvisor from August 2014 to December 2015. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Liberty Expedia from March 2016 to July 2019, and Vice President and Controller of Liberty Media (including its predecessor) from November 2011 to December 2015, Qurate Retail from November 2011 to December 2015 and Liberty Broadband from October 2014 to December 2015. Prior thereto, Mr. Wendling held various positions with Liberty Media and Qurate Retail and their predecessors since 1999. Mr. Wendling has served as a director of comScore, Inc. since March 2021.
Renee L. Wilm
Age: 47
Ms. Wilm has served as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer since September 2019 and January 2021, respectively, of our company, Liberty Media, Liberty TripAdvisor and Liberty Broadband, and Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of LMAC since November 2020 and January 2021, respectively. She previously served as Chief Legal Officer of GCI Liberty from September 2019 to December 2020. Ms. Wilm has served as a director of LMAC since January 2021. Prior to September 2019, Ms. Wilm was a Senior Partner with the law firm Baker Botts L.L.P., where she represented our company, Liberty Media, Liberty TripAdvisor, Liberty Broadband and GCI Liberty and their predecessors for over twenty years, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, complex capital structures and shareholder arrangements, as well as securities offerings and matters of corporate governance and securities law compliance. At Baker Botts, Ms. Wilm was a member of the Executive Committee, the East Coast Corporate Department Chair and Partner-in-Charge of the New York office.
Our executive officers will serve in such capacities until their respective successors have been duly elected and have been qualified, or until their earlier death, resignation, disqualification or removal from office. There is no family
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relationship between any of our executive officers or directors, by blood, marriage or adoption other than Evan D. Malone, who is the son of John C. Malone.
During the past ten years, none of our directors and executive officers has had any involvement in such legal proceedings as would be material to an evaluation of his or her ability or integrity.
Delinquent Section 16(a) Reports
Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act requires our executive officers and directors, and persons who own more than ten percent of a registered class of our equity securities, to file reports of ownership and changes in ownership with the SEC.
Based solely on a review of the copies of the Forms 3, 4 and 5 and amendments to those forms filed with the SEC and written representations made to us by our executive officers and directors, we believe that, during the year ended December 31, 2020, all Section 16(a) filing requirements applicable to our officers, directors and greater than ten-percent beneficial owners were met, with the exception of one Form 4 by Fiona P. Dias, which reported one transaction on an untimely basis.
Code of Ethics
We have adopted a code of business conduct and ethics that applies to all of our employees, directors and officers, which constitutes our “code of ethics” within the meaning of Section 406 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Our code of business conduct and ethics is available on our website at www.qurateretail.com.
Director Independence
It is our policy that a majority of the members of our board of directors be independent of our management. For a director to be deemed independent, our board of directors must affirmatively determine that the director has no direct or indirect material relationship with us. To assist our board of directors in determining which of our directors qualify as independent for purposes of Nasdaq rules as well as applicable rules and regulations adopted by the SEC, the nominating and corporate governance committee of our board of directors follows Nasdaq’s corporate governance rules on the criteria for director independence.
Our board of directors has determined that each of Richard N. Barton, Fiona P. Dias, M. Ian G. Gilchrist, David E. Rapley, Larry E. Romrell, Mark C. Vadon and Andrea L. Wong qualifies as an independent director of our company.
Board Composition
As described above under “Proposals of Our Board—Proposal 1—The Election of Directors Proposal,” our board is comprised of directors with a broad range of backgrounds and skill sets, including in media and telecommunications, science and technology, venture capital, investment banking, auditing and financial engineering. Our board is also chronologically diverse with our members’ ages spanning four decades. For more information on our policies with respect to board candidates, see “— Committees of the Board of Directors—Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee” below.
Board Classification
As described above under “Proposals of our Board—Proposal 1—The Election of Directors Proposal,” our board of directors currently consists of eleven directors, divided among three classes. Our board believes that its current classified structure, with directors serving for three-year terms, is the appropriate board structure for our company at this time and is in the best interests of our stockholders for the following reasons.
Long-Term Focus & Accountability
Our board believes that a classified board encourages our directors to look to the long-term best interest of our company and our stockholders, rather than being unduly influenced by the short-term focus of certain investors and special interests. In addition, our board believes that three-year terms focus director accountability on the board’s long-term strategic vision and performance, rather than short-term pressures and circumstances.
Continuity of Board Leadership
A classified board allows for a greater amount of stability and continuity providing institutional perspective and knowledge to both management and less-tenured directors. By its very nature, a classified board ensures that at
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any given time there will be experienced directors serving on our board who are fully immersed in and knowledgeable about our businesses, including our relationships with current and potential strategic partners, as well as the competition, opportunities, risks and challenges that exist in the industries in which our businesses operate. We also believe the benefit of a classified board to our company and our stockholders comes not from continuity alone but rather from the continuity of highly qualified, engaged and knowledgeable directors focused on long-term stockholder interests. Each year, our nominating and corporate governance committee works actively to ensure our board continues to be comprised of such individuals.
Board Diversity
Our board understands and appreciates the value and enrichment provided by a diverse board. As such, we actively seek diverse director candidates (see “— Committees of the Board of Directors—Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee—Board Criteria”). Our board membership currently includes two directors who identify as female, two directors who identify as of Asian ancestry, one director who identifies as LGBTQ+ and one director who holds dual American and Canadian citizenship.
Board Leadership Structure
Our board has separated the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (principal executive officer). Gregory B. Maffei holds the position of Chairman of the Board, leads our board and board meetings and provides strategic guidance to our Chief Executive Officer. Michael A. George, our President, holds the position of Chief Executive Officer, leads our management team and is responsible for driving the performance of our company. We believe this division of responsibility effectively assists our board in fulfilling its duties.
Board Role in Risk Oversight
The board as a whole has responsibility for risk oversight, with reviews of certain areas being conducted by the relevant board committees. Our audit committee oversees management of financial risks and risks relating to potential conflicts of interest. Our compensation committee oversees the management of risks relating to our compensation arrangements with senior officers. Our nominating and corporate governance committee oversees the nomination of individuals with the judgment, skills, integrity, and independence necessary to oversee the key risks associated with our company, as well as risks inherent in our corporate structure. These committees then provide reports periodically to the full board. In addition, the oversight and review of other strategic risks are conducted directly by the full board.
The oversight responsibility of the board and its committees is enabled by management reporting processes that are designed to provide visibility to the board about the identification, assessment, and management of critical risks. These areas of focus include strategic, operational, financial and reporting, succession and compensation, legal and compliance, cybersecurity and other risks, including those related to material environmental and social matters such as climate change, human capital management, diversity, equity and inclusion, and community relations (together with governance concerns, ESG). Our management reporting processes include regular reports from our Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, which are prepared with input from our senior management team, and also include input from our Internal Audit group and our Chief Portfolio Officer, who manages our company’s ESG efforts and remains in regular contact with senior ESG leaders across our portfolio of companies who provide feedback and disclosure on material issues. With our board’s oversight, we seek to collaborate across our portfolio of companies to drive best practices through regular ESG-focused internal meetings and discussions, including on topics such as ESG disclosure, diversity and inclusion, cybersecurity, and sustainability.
Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Initiatives
As described below, Qurate Retail is party to a Services Agreement with Liberty Media, pursuant to which Liberty Media corporate employees provide certain management services to our company for a determined fee. As a result, our company is not responsible for the hiring, retention and compensation of these individuals (except that our Company does grant equity incentive awards to these individuals). However, our company directly benefits from the efforts undertaken by Liberty Media to attract and retain talented employees. Liberty Media strives to create a diverse, inclusive and supportive workplace, with opportunities for its employees to grow and develop in their careers, supported by competitive compensation, benefits and health and wellness programs, and by programs that build connections between its employees and their communities. Our company fully supports these efforts.
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Empowerment and Belonging. We and our wholly-owned subsidiaries are committed to fostering an inclusive culture that ensures fairness and a sense of belonging for our employees, business partners and the customer experiences we offer by leveraging diversity in all its forms. At the Qurate Retail Group, which is comprised of our QVC, HSN, Zulily and Cornerstone businesses, our diversity, equity and inclusion commitments focus on the following areas: representation, leadership accountability, culture, consumers & marketplace, community impact, and transparency. We serve a broad and diverse range of customers around the world and we strive to understand the lives they lead in order to deliver authentic customer experiences with meaningful curated products. For this reason, we embrace the benefits that the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our employees bring to our culture and the decisions we make. We aim to ensure that we consistently apply a lens of inclusion and equity in our processes and decisions relating to our employees, business partners, products, and customer experiences, and we have announced five-year goals for how we will support and advance underrepresented groups on Qurate Retail Group’s leadership team and across its workforce, business partners, customers, and communities.
We are also taking steps to help employees discover new perspectives, build empathy, have critical conversations about race, and support each other. We have launched and expanded Team Member Resource Groups to promote employee connections, career development, community impact and consumer and marketplace growth. We are delivering our diversity, equity and inclusion training to all employees via online modules, videos, and e-learning experiences. We are also continuing our efforts to attract and grow diverse talent and suppliers, offer inclusive product assortments, and ensure broad representation in our marketing, digital, and on-air activities.
Environmental protection. Qurate Retail Group companies have committed to protecting the environment through sustainable packaging, energy-efficient operations, and shipping and logistics. This includes reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserving energy and shifting electricity use to renewable sources where possible, increasing recycling efforts, reducing single-use plastic use, and educating customers on how to properly recycle their packaging. As part of these efforts, Qurate Retail Group recently set an initial emissions reductions target to help guide our efforts.
Responsible sourcing and manufacturing. Qurate Retail Group has also committed to curating products responsibly, by sourcing and manufacturing responsibly, promoting human rights in the supply chain, and scaling its use of sustainable and responsibly sourced materials. We work with supply chain vendors and other business partners to bring quality products to our customers that have been manufactured and sourced through ethical means. As part of these efforts, we have implemented a global business partner code of conduct, which requires all partners with whom we do business to follow the same standards for ethical business conduct. We also conduct factory audits, surveys, and on-going communication to enforce accountability for these standards.
Response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 to employees working for our consolidated subsidiaries and the communities in which they operate, our company mandated that all non-essential employees work from home. For employees who need to perform their jobs on-site, including warehouse and studio production teams at our wholly-owned subsidiaries, our company took additional precautions to protect their health and safety. This included reducing the number of people on-site to allow for more social distancing; limiting visitors and screening all people who come into our consolidated subsidiaries’ work sites; and elevated cleaning protocols in alignment with the recommended protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Our consolidated subsidiaries have also taken measures to support their employees’ ability to continue their work while managing the personal challenges presented by the pandemic. In addition to offering flexible hours and expanding work-at-home policies, our consolidated subsidiaries have made changes to their attendance policies and are offering additional paid time off options to support certain COVID-19 related absences. Additionally, our wholly-owned subsidiaries have expanded programs to support their employees, including alternative work arrangements to help families juggling competing work and personal challenges, greater access to home care help, added resources to support mental health, and paid special bonuses for many employees.
Committees of the Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Our board of directors has established an executive committee, whose members are John C. Malone, Gregory B. Maffei and Michael A. George. Except as specifically prohibited by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, the executive committee may exercise all the powers and authority of our board of directors in the management of our business and affairs, including the power and authority to authorize the issuance of shares of our capital stock.
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Compensation Committee
Our board of directors has established a compensation committee, whose chairman is Larry E. Romrell and whose other members are Mark C. Vadon and Andrea L. Wong. See “— Director Independence” above.
The compensation committee reviews and approves corporate goals and objectives relevant to the compensation of our Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and our other executive officers. The compensation committee also reviews and approves the compensation of our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Portfolio Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Chief Corporate Development Officer, and oversees the compensation of the chief executive officers of our non-public operating subsidiaries. For a description of our processes and policies for consideration and determination of executive compensation, including the role of our Chairman of the Board and outside consultants in determining or recommending amounts and/or forms of compensation, see “Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis.” A subcommittee, whose members are Larry E. Romrell and Andrea L. Wong, was formed in 2017 to review compensation matters for purposes of Section 16 of the Exchange Act and Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code).
Our board of directors has adopted a written charter for the compensation committee, which is available on our website at www.qurateretail.com.
Compensation Committee Report
The compensation committee has reviewed and discussed with our management the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” included under “Executive Compensation” below. Based on such review and discussions, the compensation committee recommended to our board of directors that the “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” be included in this proxy statement.
Submitted by the Members of the Compensation Committee​
Larry E. Romrell
Mark C. Vadon
Andrea L. Wong​
Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation
No member of our compensation committee during 2020 is or has been an officer or employee of our company, or has engaged in any related party transaction during 2020 in which our company was a participant.
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Our board of directors has established a nominating and corporate governance committee, whose chairman is David E. Rapley and whose other members are Richard N. Barton and Mark C. Vadon. See “— Director Independence” above.
The nominating and corporate governance committee identifies individuals qualified to become board members consistent with criteria established or approved by our board of directors from time to time, identifies director nominees for upcoming annual meetings, develops corporate governance guidelines applicable to our company and oversees the evaluation of our board and management.
Board Criteria. The nominating and corporate governance committee believes that nominees for director should possess the highest personal and professional ethics, integrity, values and judgment and should be committed to the long-term interests of our stockholders. To be nominated to serve as a director, a nominee need not meet any specific minimum criteria. As described in our corporate governance guidelines, director candidates are identified and nominated based on broad criteria, with the objective of identifying and retaining directors that can effectively develop the company’s strategy and oversee management’s execution of that strategy. In the director candidate identification and nomination process, our board seeks a breadth of experience from a variety of industries and from professional disciplines, along with a diversity of gender, ethnicity, age and other characteristics. When evaluating a potential director nominee, including one recommended by a stockholder, the nominating and corporate governance committee will take into account a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the following:

independence from management;
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his or her unique background, including education, professional experience, relevant skill sets and diversity of gender, ethnicity, age and other characteristics;

judgment, skill, integrity and reputation;

existing commitments to other businesses as a director, executive or owner;

personal conflicts of interest, if any; and

the size and composition of the existing board of directors, including whether the potential director nominee would positively impact the composition of the board by bringing a new perspective or viewpoint to the board of directors.
The nominating and corporate governance committee does not assign specific weights to particular criteria and no particular criterion is necessarily applicable to all prospective nominees.
Director Candidate Identification Process. The nominating and corporate governance committee will consider candidates for director recommended by any stockholder provided that such recommendations are properly submitted. Eligible stockholders wishing to recommend a candidate for nomination as a director should send the recommendation in writing to the Corporate Secretary, Qurate Retail, Inc., 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, Colorado 80112. Stockholder recommendations must be made in accordance with our bylaws, as discussed under “Stockholder Proposals” below, and contain the following information:

the name and address of the proposing stockholder and the beneficial owner, if any, on whose behalf the nomination is being made, and documentation indicating the number of shares of our common stock owned beneficially and of record by such person and the holder or holders of record of those shares, together with a statement that the proposing stockholder is recommending a candidate for nomination as a director;

the candidate’s name, age, business and residence addresses, principal occupation or employment, business experience, educational background and any other information relevant in light of the factors considered by the nominating and corporate governance committee in making a determination of a candidate’s qualifications, as described below;

a statement detailing any relationship, arrangement or understanding between the proposing stockholder and/or beneficial owner(s), if different, and any other person(s) (including their names) under which the proposing stockholder is making the nomination and any affiliates or associates (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act) of such proposing stockholder(s) or beneficial owner (each a Proposing Person);

a statement detailing any relationship, arrangement or understanding that might affect the independence of the candidate as a member of our board of directors;

any other information that would be required under SEC rules in a proxy statement soliciting proxies for the election of such candidate as a director;

a representation as to whether the Proposing Person intends (or is part of a group that intends) to deliver any proxy materials or otherwise solicit proxies in support of the director nominee;

a representation by each Proposing Person who is a holder of record of our common stock as to whether the notice is being given on behalf of the holder of record and/or one or more beneficial owners, the number of shares held by any beneficial owner along with evidence of such beneficial ownership and that such holder of record is entitled to vote at the annual stockholders meeting and intends to appear in person or by proxy at the annual stockholders meeting at which the person named in such notice is to stand for election;

a written consent of the candidate to be named in the proxy statement and to serve as a director, if nominated and elected;

a representation as to whether the Proposing Person has received any financial assistance, funding or other consideration from any other person regarding the nomination (a Stockholder Associated Person) (including the details of such assistance, funding or consideration); and

a representation as to whether and the extent to which any hedging, derivative or other transaction has been entered into with respect to our company within the last six months by, or is in effect with respect to, the Proposing Person, any person to be nominated by the proposing stockholder or any Stockholder Associated Person, the effect or intent of which transaction is to mitigate loss to or manage risk or benefit of share price changes for, or increase or decrease the voting power of, the Proposing Person, its nominee, or any such Stockholder Associated Person.
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In connection with its evaluation, the nominating and corporate governance committee may request additional information from the proposing stockholder and the candidate. The nominating and corporate governance committee has sole discretion to decide which individuals to recommend for nomination as directors.
When seeking candidates for director, the nominating and corporate governance committee may solicit suggestions from incumbent directors, management, stockholders and others. After conducting an initial evaluation of a prospective nominee, the nominating and corporate governance committee will interview that candidate if it believes the candidate might be suitable to be a director. The nominating and corporate governance committee may also ask the candidate to meet with management. If the nominating and corporate governance committee believes a candidate would be a valuable addition to our board of directors, it may recommend to the full board that candidate’s nomination and election.
Prior to nominating an incumbent director for re-election at an annual meeting of stockholders, the nominating and corporate governance committee will consider the director’s past attendance at, and participation in, meetings of the board of directors and its committees and the director’s formal and informal contributions to the various activities conducted by the board and the board committees of which such individual is a member. In addition, the nominating and corporate governance committee will consider any outside directorships held by such individual. The nominating and corporate governance committee also recognizes and values the benefits derived by our directors from their service on other public company boards, as such service provides our directors with diverse perspectives, in-depth industry knowledge and cross-industry insights, all of which enhance the knowledge base and skill set of our board as a whole.
The members of our nominating and corporate governance committee have determined that Messrs. Barton, George and Maffei, who are nominated for election at the annual meeting, continue to be qualified to serve as directors of our company and such nominations were approved by the entire board of directors.
Our board of directors has adopted a written charter for the nominating and corporate governance committee. Our board of directors has also adopted corporate governance guidelines, which were developed by the nominating and corporate governance committee. The charter and the corporate governance guidelines are available on our website at www.qurateretail.com.
Audit Committee
Our board of directors has established an audit committee, whose chairman is M. Ian G. Gilchrist and whose other members are David E. Rapley and Larry E. Romrell. See “— Director Independence” above.
Our board of directors has determined that Mr. Gilchrist is our company’s “audit committee financial expert” under applicable SEC rules and regulations. The audit committee reviews and monitors the corporate financial reporting and the internal and external audits of our company. The committee’s functions include, among other things:

appointing or replacing our independent auditors;

reviewing and approving in advance the scope and the fees of our annual audit and reviewing the results of our audits with our independent auditors;

reviewing and approving in advance the scope and the fees of non-audit services of our independent auditors;

reviewing compliance with and the adequacy of our existing major accounting and financial reporting policies;

reviewing our management’s procedures and policies relating to the adequacy of our internal accounting controls and compliance with applicable laws relating to accounting practices;

confirming compliance with applicable SEC and stock exchange rules; and

preparing a report for our annual proxy statement.
Our board of directors has adopted a written charter for the audit committee, which is available on our website at www.qurateretail.com.
Audit Committee Report
Each member of the audit committee is an independent director as determined by our board of directors, based on the listing standards of Nasdaq. Each member of the audit committee also satisfies the SEC’s independence requirements for members of audit committees. Our board of directors has determined that Mr. Gilchrist is an “audit committee financial expert” under applicable SEC rules and regulations.
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The audit committee reviews our financial reporting process on behalf of our board of directors. Management has primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining adequate internal controls, for preparing financial statements and for the public reporting process. Our independent auditor, KPMG LLP, is responsible for expressing opinions on the conformity of our audited consolidated financial statements with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. Our independent auditor also expresses its opinion as to the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting.
Our audit committee has reviewed and discussed with management and KPMG LLP our most recent audited consolidated financial statements, as well as management’s assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting and KPMG LLP’s evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. Our audit committee has also discussed with KPMG LLP the matters required to be discussed by the applicable requirements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the PCAOB) and the SEC, including that firm’s judgment about the quality of our accounting principles, as applied in its financial reporting.
KPMG LLP has provided our audit committee with the written disclosures and the letter required by the applicable requirements of the PCAOB regarding KPMG LLP’s communications with the audit committee concerning independence, and the audit committee has discussed with KPMG LLP that firm’s independence from the company and its subsidiaries.
Based on the reviews, discussions and other considerations referred to above, our audit committee recommended to our board of directors that the audited financial statements be included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 (the 2020 Form 10-K), which was filed on February 26, 2021 with the SEC.
Submitted by the Members of the Audit Committee​
M. Ian G. Gilchrist
David E. Rapley
Larry E. Romrell​
Other
Our board of directors, by resolution, may from time to time establish other committees of our board of directors, consisting of one or more of our directors. Any committee so established will have the powers delegated to it by resolution of our board of directors, subject to applicable law.
Board Meetings
During 2020, there were seven meetings of our full board of directors, no meetings of our executive committee, six meetings of our compensation committee, one meeting of our nominating and corporate governance committee and seven meetings of our audit committee. Each incumbent director attended in person or by telephone 100% of the meetings of both the board of directors and the committees on which he or she served.
Director Attendance at Annual Meetings
Our board of directors encourages all members of the board to attend each annual meeting of our stockholders. Nine of our eleven directors attended our 2020 annual meeting of stockholders.
Stockholder Communication with Directors
Our stockholders may send communications to our board of directors or to individual directors by mail addressed to the Board of Directors or to an individual director c/o Qurate Retail, Inc., 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, Colorado 80112. All such communications from stockholders will be forwarded to our directors on a timely basis. Stockholders are also encouraged to send communications to Qurate Retail Investor Relations, which conducts robust stockholder engagement efforts for our company and provides our board with insight on stockholder concerns.
Executive Sessions
In 2020, the independent directors of our company, then serving, met at three executive sessions without management participation.
Any interested party who has a concern regarding any matter that it wishes to have addressed by our independent directors, as a group, at an upcoming executive session may send its concern in writing addressed to Independent
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Directors of Qurate Retail, Inc., c/o Qurate Retail, Inc., 12300 Liberty Boulevard, Englewood, Colorado 80112. The current independent directors of our company are Richard N. Barton, Fiona P. Dias, M. Ian G. Gilchrist, David E. Rapley, Larry E. Romrell, Mark C. Vadon and Andrea L. Wong.
Hedging Disclosure
We do not have any practices or policies regarding the ability of our employees (including officers) or directors, or any of their designees, to purchase financial instruments (including prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars, and exchange funds) or otherwise engage in transactions, that hedge or offset, or are designed to hedge or offset, any decrease in the market value of our equity securities.
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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
This section sets forth information relating to, and an analysis and discussion of, compensation paid by our company to the following persons (who we collectively refer to as our named executive officers):

Gregory B. Maffei, our Chairman of the Board;

Michael A. George, our President and Chief Executive Officer;

Brian J. Wendling, our Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer;

Albert E. Rosenthaler, our Chief Corporate Development Officer; and

Renee L. Wilm, our Chief Legal Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.
Compensation Discussion and Analysis
Compensation Overview
Our compensation committee of our board of directors has responsibility for establishing, implementing and regularly monitoring adherence to our compensation philosophy. That philosophy seeks to align the interests of the named executive officers with those of our stockholders, with the ultimate goal of appropriately motivating our executives to increase long-term stockholder value. To that end, the compensation packages provided to the named executive officers include significant performance-based bonuses and significant equity incentive awards, including equity awards that vest multiple years after initial grant.
Our compensation committee seeks to approve a compensation package for each named executive officer that is commensurate with the responsibilities and proven or expected performance of that executive and that is competitive relative to the compensation packages paid to similarly situated executives in other companies. Our compensation committee believes that our compensation packages should assist our company in attracting and retaining key executives critical to our long-term success.
Our feedback from stockholders on this pay philosophy has been positive. At our 2020 annual stockholder meeting, stockholders representing a majority of the aggregate voting power of Qurate Retail present and entitled to vote on our say-on-pay proposal voted in favor of, on an advisory basis, our executive compensation disclosed in our proxy statement for the 2020 annual meeting of stockholders. No material changes were implemented to our executive compensation program as a result of this vote. At our 2017 annual stockholder meeting, stockholders elected to hold a say-on-pay vote every three years and our board of directors adopted this as the frequency at which future say-on-pay votes would be held.
Services Agreement
In September 2011, we entered into a services agreement with our former subsidiary (the services agreement), which agreement was assumed in January 2013 by its former subsidiary, then-known as Liberty Spinco, Inc. (currently known as Liberty Media). In December 2019, the services agreement was amended (the amended services agreement) in connection with Liberty Media entering into a new five-year employment agreement with Mr. Maffei (the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement). Under the amended services agreement, our company establishes, and pays or grants directly to Mr. Maffei, our allocable portion of his annual performance-based cash bonus, his annual equity-based awards and his upfront awards, and we reimburse Liberty Media for our allocable portion of the other components of Mr. Maffei’s compensation, as described in more detail below in “—Executive Compensation Arrangements—Gregory B. Maffei—2019 Maffei Employment Agreement.” Under the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, Mr. Maffei’s compensation is allocated across Liberty Media, our company and each of GCI Liberty (until its services agreement with Liberty Media was terminated in December 2020), Liberty Broadband and Liberty TripAdvisor (each a Service Company, or, collectively the Service Companies) based on two factors, each weighted 50%: (i) the relative market capitalization of each series of stock of each company and (ii) the average of (a) the percentage allocation of time for all Liberty Media employees across all companies and (b) Mr. Maffei’s percentage allocation of time across all companies, unless a different allocation method is agreed. Our allocable portion of Mr. Maffei’s annual compensation was 19% in 2020. Pursuant to the amended services agreement, in 2020, we also reimbursed Liberty Media for the portion of the base salary and certain other compensation Liberty Media paid to our employees that was allocable to us for estimated time spent by each such employee related to our company. All of Mr. George’s compensation was paid by QVC, and none of his time was allocated to Liberty Media because Mr. George did not provide any services to Liberty Media in 2020. The 2020
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performance-based bonuses earned by the named executive officers of our company were paid directly by our company. During 2020, the estimate of the allocable percentages of time spent performing services for Liberty Media, on the one hand, and our company, on the other hand, were reviewed quarterly by our audit committee for appropriateness. The salaries, performance-based bonuses and certain perquisite information included in the “Summary Compensation Table” below (other than with respect to Mr. George, whose cash compensation is paid directly by QVC) include the portion of the compensation allocable to our company and for which we reimbursed Liberty Media and do not include the portion of the compensation allocable to Liberty Media or any of the other Service Companies. During the year ended December 31, 2020, the weighted average percentage of each such named executive officer’s time that was allocated to our company was: Mr. Wendling—21%; Mr. Rosenthaler—19%; and Ms. Wilm—14%.
Role of Independent Compensation Consultant
Prior to entering into the amended services agreement with Liberty Media in connection with the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, our compensation committee engaged Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. (FW Cook), an independent and experienced compensation consultant, to assist in determining the reasonableness of compensation to be allocated to our company under the amended services agreement.
In order to assess the reasonableness of compensation, FW Cook evaluated the market value of Mr. Maffei’s role at our company and the proposed allocation to our company under the service arrangement. Given the unique nature of Mr. Maffei’s role at our company, FW Cook evaluated the market value of the executive job at our company through two different lenses: Chairman of the Board and managing partner of a private equity firm.
In assessing the reasonableness of pay as Chairman of the Board, FW Cook and the compensation committee reviewed pay data for companies comparable to ours, including companies in the retail industry, and companies with which we may compete for executive talent and stockholder investment and also included companies in those industries that are similar to our company in size, geographic location or complexity of operations. In assessing the reasonableness of pay as a managing partner of a private equity firm, FW Cook and the compensation committee reviewed survey data regarding the compensation of private equity professionals.
Setting Executive Compensation
In making its compensation decision for each named executive officer, our compensation committee considers the following:

each element of the named executive officer’s compensation, including salary, performance-based bonus, equity compensation, perquisites and other personal benefits, and weights equity compensation most heavily;

the financial performance of our company compared to internal forecasts and budgets;

the scope of the named executive officer’s responsibilities;

the competitive nature of the compensation packages offered based on general industry knowledge of the retail and commerce industries and periodic use of survey information provided by Mercer (US), Inc. (Mercer) and FW Cook; and

the performance of the group reporting to the named executive officer.
In addition, when setting compensation, our compensation committee considers the recommendations obtained from Mr. Maffei as to all elements of the compensation packages of Messrs. George, Wendling, and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm. To make these recommendations, Mr. Maffei evaluates the performance and contributions of each such named executive officer. He also considers whether the pay packages afforded to such named executive officers are competitive and are aligned internally. He also evaluates the named executive officer’s performance against individual, department and corporate goals.
In December 2019, our compensation committee approved the amended services agreement, which established the terms and conditions of our allocable portion of Mr. Maffei’s compensation for the term of the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement. See “—Services Agreements” above. Prior to entering into the amended services agreement with Liberty Media, our compensation committee reviewed information from FW Cook with respect to Chairman of the Board compensation packages at comparable retailers and e-commerce companies.
In September 2015, our compensation committee approved a new five-year employment agreement with Mr. George (the George Employment Agreement) and granted equity awards in connection with the execution of the George
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Employment Agreement. See “—Executive Compensation Arrangements—Michael A. George—2015 Term Options” and “—Elements of 2020 Executive Compensation—Equity Incentive Compensation—Annual Performance Awards—QVC CEO RSUs” below. Prior to entering into the George Employment Agreement, our compensation committee considered the recommendation of Mr. Maffei with respect to Mr. George’s compensation package. When considering Mr. Maffei’s recommendations concerning Mr. George’s compensation, our compensation committee reviewed compensation data from companies similar to QVC, which was compiled by Mercer, as a reference point for the proposed new compensation arrangement. Based on this review, our compensation committee determined to confirm and approve the proposed arrangement. In addition, in connection with granting the New CEO Term Options and 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs (each as defined below) to Mr. George, the compensation committee and Mr. Maffei reviewed a compensation study prepared by Mercer that reviewed the compensation paid to CEOs of comparable retailers and e-commerce companies. See “—Executive Compensation Arrangements—Michael A. George—New Qurate Retail CEO Awards” below. In November 2020, our compensation committee approved an amendment to the George Employment Agreement (the George Employment Agreement Extension), which extended the term of Mr. George’s services from December 31, 2020 through December 31, 2021 and governs the terms of Mr. George’s compensation for 2021. See “—Changes for 2021—Extension of George Employment Agreement” below.
Elements of 2020 Executive Compensation
For 2020, the principal components of compensation for the named executive officers were:

base salary;

a one-time award of time-based restricted stock units granted to Mr. Maffei in connection with his offer to restructure his 2020 compensation and reduce his 2020 base salary in response to potential liquidity concerns at Liberty Media and the Service Companies resulting from the onset of the pandemic;

a performance-based bonus, payable in cash;

time-vested stock options and performance-based restricted stock units; and

perquisites and other limited personal benefits.
Base Salary
Our compensation committee believes base salary should be a relatively smaller portion of each named executive officer’s overall compensation package, allowing for a greater portion to be performance based, thereby aligning the interests of our executives more closely with those of our stockholders. The base salaries of the named executive officers are reviewed on an annual basis (other than Mr. Maffei’s base salary, the increases of which are governed by his employment agreement), as well as at the time of any change in responsibilities. Typically, after establishing a named executive officer’s base salary, salary increases are limited to cost-of-living adjustments, adjustments based on changes in the scope of the named executive officer’s responsibilities, and adjustments to align the named executive officer’s salary level with those of our other named executive officers.
After completion of the annual review in December 2019, the 2020 base salaries of Messrs. Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm were increased by 2%, reflecting a cost-of-living adjustment. For 2020, Mr. Maffei’s salary was increased to $3,000,000 as prescribed by the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement; however, due to potential liquidity concerns at Liberty Media and the Service Companies resulting from the onset of the pandemic, Mr. Maffei offered to waive and restructure a portion of his 2020 calendar year base salary. For the period from April 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020, Mr. Maffei waived the right to receive his base salary (except for amounts sufficient to cover health insurance, flexible spending contributions and certain taxes) and received grants of RSUs (as defined below) on April 14, 2020 from Liberty Media and each Service Company with an aggregate grant date value equal to one-half of the base salary waived by Mr. Maffei. Such RSUs (as defined below) were allocated among Liberty Media and each Service Company in accordance with the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement and vested on December 10, 2020. The other half of Mr. Maffei’s base salary for the referenced period was forfeited pursuant to his waiver. For 2020, Mr. George’s base salary remained at the initial amount fixed in the George Employment Agreement.
2020 Performance-based Bonuses
Overview. For 2020, our compensation committee adopted an annual, performance-based bonus program for each of Messrs. Maffei, Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm. Mr. George participated in a separate performance-based bonus program, described under “—QVC Bonus Award” below. The 2020 bonus program was comprised of
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two components: a bonus amount payable based on each participant’s individual performance (the Individual Performance Bonus) and a bonus amount payable based on the corporate performance of our company (the Corporate Performance Bonus).
Pursuant to the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, Mr. Maffei was assigned a target bonus opportunity under the performance-based bonus program equal to $17 million in the aggregate for Liberty Media, our company and each of the other Service Companies. That bonus amount was split among, and payable directly by, Liberty Media and each of the Service Companies, with payment subject to the achievement of one or more performance metrics as determined by the applicable company’s compensation committee. In 2020, the portion of Mr. Maffei’s aggregate target bonus amount allocated to our company was 19% or $3,230,000. The portions of Mr. Maffei’s aggregate target bonus amount allocated to each of Liberty Media, GCI Liberty, Liberty Broadband and Liberty TripAdvisor pursuant to the amended services agreements were 44% (or $7,480,000), 14% (or $2,380,000), 18% (or $3,060,000) and 5% (or $850,000), respectively.
Messrs. Maffei, Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm were assigned a maximum bonus under the performance-based bonus program for each of Qurate Retail and Liberty Media. The maximum bonuses for the Qurate Retail program were $6,460,000, $164,330, $337,973, and $226,927 for Messrs. Maffei, Wendling, Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm, respectively (the Qurate Retail Maximum Performance Bonus). The bonus maximums were established by the compensation committee in March 2020 and were determined to be up to 200% of Mr. Maffei’s target annual bonus allocated to our company under the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, up to 170% of base pay for Mr. Wendling, up to 200% of base pay for Mr. Rosenthaler and up to 150% of base pay for Ms. Wilm. Liberty Media also established maximum performance-based bonuses of $14,960,000, $699,120, $1,557,365, and $1,303,073 for each of Messrs. Maffei, Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm, respectively. Each of GCI Liberty, Liberty Broadband and Liberty TripAdvisor also established maximum performance-based bonuses for Mr. Maffei of $4,760,000, $6,120,000 and $1,700,000, respectively.
Each participant was entitled to receive from our company an amount (the Qurate Retail Maximum Individual Bonus) equal to 60% of the Qurate Retail Maximum Performance Bonus for that participant. The Qurate Retail Maximum Individual Bonus was subject to reduction based on a determination of the participant’s achievement of qualitative criteria established with respect to the services to be performed by the participant on behalf of our company. Under Liberty Media’s corollary program, each participant was entitled to receive from Liberty Media a maximum individual bonus, equal to 60% of his or her Liberty Media maximum performance bonus, subject to reduction based on a determination of the participant’s achievement of qualitative criteria established with respect to the services to be performed by the participant on behalf of Liberty Media. Under the corollary programs of each of Liberty Broadband, GCI Liberty and Liberty TripAdvisor, Mr. Maffei was entitled to receive from the applicable Service Company a maximum individual bonus equal to 100% of his maximum performance bonus established by the applicable Service Company, subject to reduction based on a determination of Mr. Maffei’s achievement of qualitative criteria established with respect to the services to be performed by him on behalf of that Service Company. Our compensation committee believes this construct was appropriate in light of the amended services agreement and the fact that each participant splits his or her professional time and duties.
Each participant was entitled to receive from our company an amount (the Qurate Retail Maximum Corporate Bonus) equal to 40% of his or her Qurate Retail Maximum Performance Bonus, subject to reduction based on a determination of the corporate performance of our company. Liberty Media has a corollary program pursuant to which each participant was entitled to receive from Liberty Media a bonus that is 40% of the Liberty Media maximum bonus, which was subject to reduction based on a determination of the corporate performance of Liberty Media.
In December 2020, our compensation committee and the Liberty Media compensation committee (and with respect to Mr. Maffei, the compensation committees of the other Service Companies) reviewed contemporaneously our respective named executive officers’ individual performance and, with respect to our company and Liberty Media, corporate performance under each company’s program. Notwithstanding this joint effort, our compensation committee retained sole and exclusive discretion with respect to the approval of award terms and amounts payable under our bonus program.
Individual Performance Bonus. Our compensation committee reviewed the individual performance of each participant to determine the reductions that would apply to each participant’s Qurate Retail Maximum Individual Bonus. Our compensation committee took into account a variety of factors, without assigning a numerical weight to any single performance measure. This determination was based on reports to our board, the observations of committee members throughout the year, executive self-evaluations and, with respect to the participants other than Mr. Maffei, the observations and input of Mr. Maffei. In evaluating the performance of each of the participants for
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determining the reduction that would apply to each named executive officer’s Qurate Retail Maximum Individual Bonus, the following performance objectives related to our company which had been assigned to each participant for 2020 were considered:
Individual
Performance Objectives
Gregory B. Maffei

Provide leadership to Qurate Retail Group to drive strategies, improve brand and increase shareholder value

Assess capital allocation strategies, capital structure and tax efficiency initiatives

Assist with hiring of senior officers at QVC

Monitor cost synergies against plan

Pursue additional capital funding strategies, particularly permanent capital alternatives

Support development and goals of management team; conduct succession planning at all levels

Develop ESG program for our company
Brian J. Wendling

Ensure timely and accurate internal and external financial reports

Support ongoing assessments and improvements to the company’s internal control structure

Manage company’s capital expenditure plan with a particular focus on information technology

Continued development and training of accounting, reporting and internal audit staff

Assist other executives in accounting and financial related due diligence on potential acquisition targets

Assist treasury and management on evaluation of capital structures and capital allocation
Albert E. Rosenthaler

Evaluate potential merger, acquisition and strategic investment opportunities

Assess capital structure and assist treasury with the execution of debt-related transactions and return of capital to shareholders

Continue oversight of tax and corporate development departments
Renee L. Wilm

Oversee enhanced risk management and compliance efforts

Oversee executive recruiting and talent development at our company and assist with succession planning at QVC

Support subsidiary legal departments with regard to litigation, corporate and compliance support

Support treasury and management in evaluation of capital structures, capital allocation and strategic investments

Support development of ESG initiative
Following a review of the participants’ performance and a review of the time allocated to matters for our company, our compensation committee determined to pay each participant the following portion of his or her Qurate Retail Maximum Individual Bonus:
Name
Qurate Retail
Maximum
Individual Bonus
Percentage
Payable
Aggregate
Dollar Amount
Gregory B. Maffei $ 3,876,000 78.13% $ 3,028,319
Brian J. Wendling $ 108,795 81.25% $ 88,396
Albert E. Rosenthaler $ 216,069 81.25% $ 175,556
Renee L. Wilm $ 128,520 87.50% $ 112,455
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Corporate Performance Bonus. Our compensation committee then made a determination as to the reductions that would apply to each participant’s Qurate Retail Maximum Corporate Bonus. In making this determination, our compensation committee reviewed forecasts of 2020 Adjusted OIBDA, revenue and free cash flow (as defined below) for QVC, HSN, Inc., Cornerstone Brands, Inc. and Zulily (collectively, the Operating Companies), all of which forecasts were prepared in December 2020 and are set forth in the table below. Also set forth in the table below are the corresponding actual financial measures achieved for 2020. Although forecasted revenue, Adjusted OIBDA and free cash flow deviated from the actual result, none of the deviations would have affected the amounts paid under the corporate performance bonus portion of the program. For purposes of the bonus program, Adjusted OIBDA is defined as revenue less cost of sales, operating expense and selling, general and administrative expense (excluding stock compensation).
(dollar amounts in millions)
‌2020 Forecast
‌2020 Actual
Actual /
Forecast
Revenue(1) $ 14,155 $ 14,124 (0.22)%
Adjusted OIBDA(1) $ 2,203 $ 2,224 0.95%
Free Cash Flow(1)(2) $ 2,159 $ 2,342 8.49%
(1)
Revenue, Adjusted OIBDA and Free Cash Flow amounts represent the summation of the Operating Companies. All calculations were performed on a constant currency basis.
(2)
Defined for purposes of the bonus program as Adjusted OIBDA less all other operating and investing items on a constant currency basis.
In determining whether any reductions would be made to the Qurate Retail Maximum Corporate Bonus payable to each participant, our compensation committee weighted the corporate performance metrics as follows: 25% attributable to revenue growth, 50% attributable to Adjusted OIBDA growth and 25% attributable to free cash flow in comparison to budget.
Based on a review of the above forecasts and our compensation committee’s consideration of our company’s performance against plan for these measures, our compensation committee determined that the growth metrics were achieved to the extent described below:
Growth Factor
Qurate Retail
Revenue ‌25% of a possible 25%
Adjusted OIBDA ‌50% of a possible 50%
Free Cash Flow ‌25% of a possible 25%
Our compensation committee then translated the achievement of these growth metrics into a percentage payable to each participant of his or her Qurate Retail Maximum Corporate Bonus, as follows:
Name
Qurate Retail
Maximum
Corporate
Bonus
Percentage
Payable
Aggregate
Dollar Amount
Gregory B. Maffei ‌$ 2,584,000 ‌100% ‌$ 2,584,000
Brian J. Wendling ‌$ 55,535 ‌100% ‌$ 55,535
Albert E. Rosenthaler ‌$ 121,905 ‌100% ‌$ 121,905
Renee L. Wilm ‌$ 98,407 ‌100% ‌$ 98,407
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Aggregate Results. The following table presents information concerning the aggregate 2020 performance-based bonus amounts payable to each named executive officer by our company (other than Mr. George), after giving effect to the determinations described above.
Name
Individual
Performance
Bonus
Corporate
Performance
Bonus
Total
Bonus
Gregory B. Maffei ‌$ 3,028,319 ‌$ 2,584,000 ‌$ 5,612,319
Brian J. Wendling ‌$ 88,396 ‌$ 55,535 ‌$ 143,931
Albert E. Rosenthaler ‌$ 175,556 ‌$ 121,905 ‌$ 297,461
Renee L. Wilm ‌$ 112,455 ‌$ 98,407 ‌$ 210,862
Our compensation committee then noted that, when combined with the total 2020 performance-based bonus amounts paid by Liberty Media (and, with respect to Mr. Maffei, the other Service Companies) to the overlapping named executive officers, Messrs. Maffei, Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm received $27,917,713, $664,867, $1,459,432 and $1,235,493, respectively For more information regarding these bonus awards, please see the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards” table below.
QVC Bonus Award. Mr. George’s 2020 performance-based bonus was structured to align with the 2020 performance-based bonus program established at QVC for QVC senior global officers. Pursuant to the program, Mr. George would be paid a cash bonus based upon 2020 Adjusted OIBDA performance on a constant currency basis. His target bonus amount would be 100% of his base salary as required by the terms of his employment agreement and his maximum bonus amount would be 240% of his base salary.
For any bonus to be paid, 2020 Adjusted OIBDA would need to equal or exceed $1,851 million. If 2020 Adjusted OIBDA equaled or exceeded $1,851 million, then Mr. George would be eligible to receive a maximum bonus of 240% of his base salary, subject to reduction in the discretion of our compensation committee based on 2020 Adjusted OIBDA performance and individual performance, among other things. 2020 Adjusted OIBDA was $2,224 million, which exceeded the threshold for receiving a bonus payment. Our compensation committee then reviewed Mr. George’s individual performance and the 2020 Adjusted OIBDA performance and awarded Mr. George a bonus of $2,500,000, or 200% of his base salary.
Equity Incentive Compensation
The Qurate Retail, Inc. 2020 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the 2020 incentive plan) provides, and the Qurate Retail, Inc. 2016 Omnibus Incentive Plan, as amended (the 2016 incentive plan), before its replacement by the 2020 incentive plan, and the Liberty Interactive Corporation 2012 Incentive Plan and the Liberty Interactive Corporation 2010 Incentive Plan (As Amended and Restated Effective November 7, 2011) (each as amended), before their expiration, provided, for the grant of a variety of incentive awards, including stock options, restricted shares, restricted stock units (RSUs), stock appreciation rights and performance awards. Our compensation committee has a preference for grants of stock-based incentive awards (RSUs, restricted stock and options) as compared with cash incentive awards based on the belief that they better promote retention of key employees through the continuing, long-term nature of an equity investment. It is the policy of our compensation committee that stock options be awarded with an exercise price equal to fair market value on the date of grant, typically measured by reference to the closing price on the grant date. In the past, our company was not allocated any portion of the costs of the named executive officers’ (other than Mr. George) equity awards. After the closing of the transactions that resulted in Qurate Retail acquiring a controlling equity interest in GCI Liberty that was subsequently split-off, Liberty Media’s compensation committee reviewed this practice and determined that it would be appropriate to request each of our company and the other Service Companies to grant a portion of the equity awards granted to our named executive officers other than Mr. George, who receives equity awards from our company only. Liberty Media’s compensation committee determined to allocate to each of our company, Liberty Broadband, Liberty TripAdvisor and GCI Liberty, a proportionate share of the aggregate equity grant value given to each named executive officer, other than Mr. George, based 50% on relative market capitalization and 50% on relative time spent by Liberty Media’s employees working for such issuer. With respect to awards made to Mr. Maffei in 2020, the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement provides that Mr. Maffei’s aggregate annual equity award value will be granted across Liberty Media and the Service Companies by Liberty Media’s compensation committee, our compensation committee and the compensation committees of Liberty TripAdvisor, Liberty Broadband and GCI Liberty based on two factors, each weighted 50%: (i) the relative market capitalization of each series of stock of each company and (ii) the average of (a) the percentage
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allocation of time for all Liberty Media employees across all companies and (b) Mr. Maffei’s percentage allocation of time across all companies, unless a different allocation method is agreed.
Maffei Annual Equity Awards. The 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement provides Mr. Maffei with the opportunity to earn equity awards during the employment term. See “—Executive Compensation Arrangement—Gregory B. Maffei” for additional information about the annual awards provided under the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement.
When structuring the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, to further align Mr. Maffei’s interests with those of the other stockholders, the compensation committee structured his annual equity award grants as either option awards or performance-based restricted stock units with meaningful payout metrics determined annually. This structure was designed to provide for alignment of interests with the company’s stockholders and flexibility to the compensation committee to incent achievement of strategic objectives that may change or evolve over the term of the agreement.
The 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement provided that Mr. Maffei was entitled to receive from our company, Liberty Media and the other Service Companies in 2020 a combined target equity award value of $17.5 million comprised of time-vested stock options, performance-based restricted stock units or a combination of award types, at Mr. Maffei’s election.
In 2020, our compensation committee granted performance-based RSUs to Mr. Maffei in satisfaction of our obligations under the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement for 19% of Mr. Maffei’s aggregate annual equity award for 2020, or $3,325,000. Our compensation committee believed that Mr. Maffei’s RSU grants should be subject to performance metrics that incentivize and reward Mr. Maffei for successful completion of our company’s strategic initiatives.
As a result, our compensation committee granted to Mr. Maffei 584,359 performance-based RSUs with respect to QRTEA shares (the 2020 Maffei RSUs). Our compensation committee granted to Mr. Maffei the 2020 Maffei RSUs on March 12, 2020, which vest only upon attainment of the performance objectives described below.
Our compensation committee reviewed the financial performance of our company along with the personal performance of Mr. Maffei. Based on the compensation committee’s assessment of his individual performance against the goals established in connection with the performance cash bonus program and general observation of his leadership and executive performance, our compensation committee approved vesting of all of the 2020 Maffei RSUs previously granted to Mr. Maffei.
For more information regarding the equity awards, see the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards” table below and “—Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Elements of 2020 Executive Compensation—Equity Incentive Compensation—Maffei Annual Equity Awards” in Liberty Media’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A with respect to its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders; “—Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Elements of 2020 Executive Compensation—Equity Incentive Compensation—Maffei Annual Equity Awards” in Liberty TripAdvisor’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A with respect to its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders; and “—Executive Compensation—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Elements of 2020 Executive Compensation—Equity Incentive Compensation—Maffei Annual Equity Awards” in Liberty Broadband’s Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A with respect to its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders.
Other 2020 Awards
Multiyear Stock Options. Consistent with its previous practices, our compensation committee has made larger stock option grants (equaling approximately three to five years’ value of the named executive officer’s annual grants) that vest between two and five years after grant, rather than making annual grants over the same period. These multiyear grants provide for back-end weighted vesting and generally expire seven to ten years after grant to encourage executives to remain with the company over the long-term and to better align their interests with those of the stockholders.
In line with this philosophy, in connection with entering into, and pursuant to the terms of, the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, Mr. Maffei was entitled to an upfront equity award, to be granted in two tranches in December 2019 and December 2020 (the Maffei Term Equity). Nineteen percent of the 2019 tranche of the Maffei Term Equity, or $8.55 million, was allocated to our company and 13% of the 2020 tranche of the Maffei Term Equity, or $5.85 million, was allocated to our company following a reallocation in December 2020. In December 2019, Mr. Maffei received a grant of options representing the 2019 tranche of his Maffei Term Equity, which included options to purchase 2,133,697
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QRTEA shares, with an exercise price of $8.17, which vest on December 31, 2023 (the 2019 Maffei Term Options), and in December 2020, Mr. Maffei received a grant of options representing the 2020 tranche of his Maffei Term Equity (the 2020 Maffei Term Options), which included options to purchase 1,190,529 QRTEA shares, with an exercise price of $10.34, which vest on December 31, 2024. See “—Executive Compensation Arrangements—Gregory B. Maffei” below. In December 2020, our compensation committee granted to each of Messrs. Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm the following multiyear stock option awards that equal the value of Messrs. Wendling’s and Rosenthaler’s annual grants that are expected to be granted to each for the period from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023, and in the case of Ms. Wilm, a top-up in value over grants already made for the period from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023 to reflect the increased responsibilities associated with her new role as Chief Administrative Officer: Mr. Wendling—66,242 options to purchase QRTEA shares (the Wendling 2020 Multiyear Options); Mr. Rosenthaler—119,663 options to purchase QRTEA shares (the Rosenthaler 2020 Multiyear Options); and Ms. Wilm—32,223 options to purchase QRTEA shares (the Wilm 2020 Multiyear Options, and together with the Rosenthaler 2020 Multiyear Options and the Wendling 2020 Multiyear Options, the 2020 NEO Multiyear Options). The 2020 NEO Multiyear Options vest in equal installments on each of December 10, 2022 and 2023 and expire on the seventh anniversary of the grant date. See the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards” and the “Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End” tables below for more information about the 2020 NEO Multiyear Options.
Annual Performance Awards
Chief RSU Awards. Consistent with our practice since December 2014 of granting a combination of multiyear stock options and annual performance awards to senior officers, our compensation committee granted annual performance RSUs to Messrs. Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm in March 2020. Our compensation committee granted to each of Messrs. Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm 16,731, 34,446 and 27,680 QRTEA performance-based RSUs, respectively, on March 12, 2020, (collectively, the 2020 Chief RSUs). The 2020 Chief RSUs would vest subject to the satisfaction of the performance objectives described below.
Our compensation committee adopted an annual, performance-based program for payment of the 2020 Chief RSUs and reviewed each named executive officer’s performance against that performance program to determine what portion of the award would be paid. Our compensation committee reviewed the 2020 personal performance of Messrs. Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm and considered the recommendations from Mr. Maffei. Mr. Maffei recommended that our committee vest 100% of the 2020 Chief RSUs based on his assessment of their individual performance against the goals established in connection with the performance cash bonus program and his general observation of their leadership and executive performance. Accordingly, our compensation committee approved vesting in full of the 2020 Chief RSUs previously granted to Messrs. Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm.
2020 Maffei Restructuring Restricted Stock Unit Grant. As described above, in April 2020, Mr. Maffei received a grant of 37,792 QRTEA restricted stock units (the 2020 Maffei Restructuring RSUs) at the time of Mr. Maffei’s offer to waive and restructure his remaining unpaid 2020 calendar year base salary due to potential liquidity concerns at Liberty Media and the Service Companies resulting from the onset of the pandemic. The 2020 Maffei Restructuring RSUs vested on December 10, 2020.
QVC CEO RSUs. Pursuant to the George Employment Agreement, Mr. George is eligible for an annual $4.125 million target grant of performance-based RSUs with respect to QRTEA stock. Accordingly, our compensation committee granted to Mr. George 724,956 QRTEA performance-based RSUs (the 2020 George RSUs) on March 12, 2020, representing his target RSUs. The 2020 George RSUs would vest only upon attainment of the performance objectives described below.
Our compensation committee adopted an annual, performance-based program for payment of the 2020 George RSUs, which was structured to qualify as performance-based compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code. None of the 2020 George RSUs would vest unless a minimum corporate performance was achieved: the 2020 Adjusted OIBDA was required to exceed $750 million (the George Threshold). If the George Threshold was met, the notional pool for payment of the 2020 George RSUs would be funded with 0.56% of the amount by which such 2020 Adjusted OIBDA exceeded $750 million (the George RSU pool). A maximum payout equal to 1.5 times the target number of 2020 George RSUs or $6,187,500 of grant value was established.
For purposes of the George RSU pool, 2020 Adjusted OIBDA was defined in the same manner as the cash performance bonus program for Mr. George. See “—2020 Performance-based Bonuses—QVC Bonus Award” above. Assuming the George Threshold of $750 million was met and the George RSU pool was funded, the amount
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earned would be subject to reduction from the maximum amount payable under the program based 60% on subjective performance criteria and 40% on objective performance criteria.
After review of our company’s 2020 Adjusted OIBDA results, our compensation committee determined and certified that 175% of the target amount of 2020 George RSUs related to objective performance criteria could be paid to Mr. George. In addition, our compensation committee adopted the recommendation of Mr. Maffei as to the payout of the subjective portion of the 2020 George RSUs. Mr. Maffei recommended 110% payout of the target amount of 2020 George RSUs related to subjective performance criteria. Based on the combined subjective and objective performance criteria, our compensation committee determined to vest 136% of the target number of 2020 George RSUs, or 985,940 RSUs.
Preferred Stock Dividend and Cash Dividend Adjustments. In September 2020, we issued a special dividend (the Dividend) on each outstanding share of our common stock consisting of $1.50 in cash per common share (the cash dividend) and 0.03 shares of 8% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock per common share, with cash paid in lieu of fractional shares (the preferred stock dividend). Since stock options did not participate in the Dividend, the number of shares of our common stock subject to, and the exercise price of, outstanding options were adjusted to preserve each option’s intrinsic value and the ratio of the exercise price to market price. Outstanding restricted stock units participated in the Dividend in the following manner: (i) became eligible to receive the cash dividend, subject to the same terms and conditions as the corresponding original restricted stock unit (the cash dividend equivalent rights) and (ii) received restricted stock units of preferred stock with respect to the preferred stock dividend (the preferred stock RSUs), which preferred stock RSUs are subject to the same terms and conditions as the corresponding original restricted stock units. As a result, each of Messrs. Maffei, George, Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm received 18,663, 27,237, 547, 1,033 and 830 preferred stock RSUs, respectively, related to the 2020 Maffei RSUs, 2020 Maffei Restructuring RSUs, 2020 George RSUs, 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs (as defined below), 2020 Chief RSUs and RSUs granted to Mr. Wendling in 2019. In addition, their outstanding options were adjusted as described above in September 2020. In December 2020, we paid a special cash dividend on each outstanding share of our common stock consisting of $1.50 in cash per common share (the special cash dividend). Since stock options did not participate in the special cash dividend, the number of shares of our common stock subject to, and the exercise price of, outstanding options were adjusted to preserve each option’s intrinsic value and the ratio of the exercise price to market price. Outstanding restricted stock units participated in the special cash dividend and became eligible to receive the special cash dividend, subject to the same terms and conditions as the corresponding original restricted stock units (the special cash dividend equivalent rights). In December 2020, we also paid a quarterly cash dividend on each outstanding share of our 8.0% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock of $2.01643836 in cash per preferred share (the preferred stock quarterly cash dividend). Outstanding preferred stock RSUs participated in the quarterly cash dividend, and became eligible to receive the quarterly cash dividend, subject to the same terms and conditions as the corresponding preferred stock RSU (the quarterly cash dividend equivalent rights). For more information, see the “Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year End” table below.
Vesting of 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs. In August 2018, our compensation committee approved a one-time grant of 182,983 performance-based restricted stock units with respect to QRTEA in recognition of Mr. George’s appointment as our Chief Executive Officer and President (the 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs). The 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs would vest, in our compensation committee’s discretion, on December 21, 2020 based on its determination with respect to the performance of our company and Mr. George. The 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs were adjusted in September 2020 and December 2020 in connection with the Dividend and the special cash dividend, respectively, described above and became eligible to receive preferred stock RSUs (and related quarterly cash dividend equivalent rights), cash dividend equivalent rights and special cash dividend equivalent rights. In December 2020, our compensation committee reviewed Mr. George’s and our company’s performance over the past three years and approved partial vesting of the 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs. Accordingly, Mr. George earned 152,825 QRTEA shares, 4,584 QRTEP shares and $467,718 in cash upon vesting.
Perquisites and Other Personal Benefits
The perquisites and other personal benefits available to our executives (that are not otherwise available to all of our salaried employees) consist of:

limited personal use of Liberty Media’s corporate aircraft (pursuant to aircraft time sharing agreements between our company and Liberty Media);

in the case of Mr. Maffei, payment of legal expenses pertaining to his employment arrangement;
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occasional, personal use of Liberty Media’s apartment in New York City (pursuant to a sharing arrangement between our company and Liberty Media), which is primarily used for business purposes, and occasional, personal use of a company car and driver;

in the case of Ms. Wilm, reimbursement of relocation expenses; and

in the case of Mr. George, a tax gross-up relating to certain out of state income taxes to which Mr. George was subject in connection with the performance of his duties outside of QVC’s headquarters.
Taxable income may be incurred by our executives in connection with their receipt of perquisites and personal benefits. Other than with respect to Mr. George, as described below, we have not provided gross-up payments to our executives in connection with any such taxable income incurred during the past three years.
Aircraft Usage. On occasion, and with the approval of our Chairman, executives may have family members and other guests accompany them on Liberty Media’s corporate aircraft when traveling on business. Under the terms of the employment arrangements with our Chairman, our Chairman and his guests may use the corporate aircraft we share with Liberty Media for non-business purposes subject to specified limitations.
Pursuant to a February 5, 2013 letter agreement between Liberty Media and Mr. Maffei, Mr. Maffei is entitled to 120 hours per year of personal flight time through the first to occur of (i) the termination of his employment, subject to any continued right to use the corporate aircraft as described below or pursuant to the terms of his employment arrangement in effect at the time of the termination or (ii) the cessation of ownership or lease of corporate aircraft. During 2020, pursuant to November 11, 2015 and December 13, 2019 letter agreements between Liberty Media and Mr. Maffei, Mr. Maffei was entitled to 50 additional hours per year of personal flight time if he reimbursed Liberty Media for such usage through the first to occur of (i) the termination of his employment or (ii) the cessation of ownership or lease of corporate aircraft. If Mr. Maffei’s employment is terminated due to disability, for good reason or without cause, Mr. Maffei would be entitled to continued use of the corporate aircraft for 12 months after termination of his employment. Mr. Maffei incurs taxable income, calculated in accordance with the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates, for all personal use of the corporate aircraft under the February 5, 2013 letter agreement. Mr. Maffei incurs taxable income at the SIFL rates minus amounts paid under time sharing agreements with Liberty Media for travel. Flights where there are no passengers on company-owned aircraft are not charged against the 120 hours of personal flight time per year allotted to Mr. Maffei if the flight department determines that the use of a NetJets, Inc. supplied aircraft for a proposed personal flight would be disadvantageous to our company due to (i) use of budgeted hours under the then current Liberty Media fractional ownership contract with NetJets, Inc. or (ii) higher flight cost as compared to the cost of using company-owned aircraft.
For disclosure purposes, we determine the aggregate incremental cost to the company of the executives’ personal flights by using a method that takes into account all operating costs related to such flights, including:

landing and parking expenses;

crew travel expenses;

supplies and catering;

aircraft fuel and oil expenses per hour of flight;

aircraft maintenance and upkeep;

any customs, foreign permit and similar fees; and

passenger ground transportation.
Because the company’s aircraft is used primarily for business travel, this methodology excludes fixed costs that do not change based on usage, such as salaries of pilots and crew, and purchase or lease costs of aircraft.
Pursuant to our aircraft time sharing agreements with Liberty Media, we pay Liberty Media for any costs, calculated in accordance with Part 91 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, associated with Mr. Maffei using Liberty Media’s corporate aircraft for our company’s business matters along with the approved personal use of Liberty Media’s corporate aircraft that are allocable to our company. Pursuant to aircraft time sharing agreements between Liberty Media and Mr. Maffei, Mr. Maffei was responsible for reimbursing Liberty Media for costs associated with his 50 additional hours per year of personal flight time and such costs include the expenses listed above, insurance obtained for the specific flight and an additional charge equal to 100% of the aircraft fuel and oil expenses for the specific flight.
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For purposes of determining an executive’s taxable income, personal use of Liberty Media’s aircraft is valued using a method based on SIFL rates, as published by the Treasury Department. The amount determined using the SIFL rates is typically lower than the amount determined using the incremental cost method. Under the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004, the amount we may deduct for a purely personal flight is limited to the amount included in the taxable income of the executives who took the flight. Also, the deductibility of any non-business use will be limited by Section 162(m) of the Code to the extent that the named executive officer’s compensation that is subject to that limitation exceeds $1 million. See “—Deductibility of Executive Compensation” below.
Liberty Media has a fractional ownership contract with NetJets, Inc. for business travel purposes. Given the coronavirus pandemic and the significant reduction in business travel, the minimum use of the NetJets contract would not be met and, therefore, the company’s named executive officers and directors were afforded the opportunity to use a portion of the NetJets contract for personal use, provided that each such named executive officer or director was responsible for reimbursing Liberty Media for costs associated therewith. Such use resulted in no incremental cost to the company and the executives did not incur any taxable income in connection therewith.
Gross-Up. In 2020, Mr. George received a tax gross-up from QVC relating to certain out of state income taxes to which he was subject in connection with the performance of his duties outside of QVC’s headquarters.
Changes for 2021
New Annual Cash Bonus Program
Our company, Liberty Media and each of the other Service Companies approved an annual cash bonus program that will apply to our named executive officers beginning in 2021. The compensation committees of each of these companies established for each named executive officer target and maximum bonus opportunities, sixty percent of which will be based on the officer’s individual performance goals and forty percent on corporate performance goals that relate to our company, Liberty Media and each of the other Service Companies (including subsidiary financial metrics and corporate level achievements). Our company will pay directly to our other named executive officers (in addition to Mr. Maffei) the portion of the annual cash performance bonus that will be allocated to our company according to the same allocation schedule that applies to Mr. Maffei, pursuant to the amended services agreement. Mr. Maffei’s compensation is allocated across Liberty Media, and each of our company and the other Service Companies based on two factors, each weighted 50%: (i) the relative market capitalization of each series of stock of each company and (ii) the average of (a) the percentage allocation of time for all Liberty Media employees across all companies and (b) Mr. Maffei’s percentage allocation of time across all companies, unless a different allocation method is agreed.
Extension of George Employment Agreement
In November 2020, our subsidiary, QVC entered into the George Employment Agreement Extension to extend the term of Mr. George’s services from the original expiration date of December 31, 2020 to December 31, 2021, unless terminated earlier in accordance with the terms of the George Employment Agreement Extension. Effective as of January 1, 2021, Mr. George’s annual base salary was increased to $1,500,000. In 2021, Mr. George will continue to be eligible to receive an annual cash bonus and his target bonus for 2021 will continue to be 100% of base salary with a maximum bonus of 240% of base salary, subject to the achievement of performance criteria established by our compensation committee. For 2021, Mr. George received an award of performance-based RSUs (the George 2021 PRSUs) with a target value equal to $5,500,000 and a maximum value equal to $8,250,000 that will vest subject to achievement of performance criteria established by our compensation committee and an award of RSUs (the George 2021 RSUs) with a value of $5,500,000 that will vest subject to Mr. George’s continued employment through December 10, 2021. The George 2021 PRSUs and George 2021 RSUs will vest upon Mr. George’s death and termination due to disability and will be forfeited in connection with a termination for cause or resignation without good reason. Upon a termination without cause or resignation for good reason, subject to his execution of a release and continued compliance with restrictive covenants, Mr. George will be entitled to receive base salary continuation through the remainder of 2021, full vesting of the George 2021 RSUs and full vesting of the George 2021 PRSUs that are determined by our compensation committee to have been achieved based on performance criteria. Prior to entering into the George Employment Agreement Extension, our compensation committee considered the recommendation of Mr. Maffei with respect to Mr. George’s compensation package for 2021.
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Deductibility of Executive Compensation
In developing the 2020 compensation packages for the named executive officers, the deductibility of executive compensation under Section 162(m) of the Code is considered. That provision prohibits the deduction of compensation of more than $1 million paid to certain executives, subject to certain exceptions. Following the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, beginning with the 2018 calendar year, the executives potentially affected by the limitations of Section 162(m) of the Code have been expanded and there is no longer any exception for qualified performance-based compensation. Although some performance-based awards will not result in a compensation deduction after 2017, we believe the transition rules in effect for binding contracts in effect on November 2, 2017 should continue to allow certain of these awards to maintain their exemption from the $1 million annual deduction limitation for so long as such awards are not materially modified. However, portions of the compensation we pay to the named executive officers may not be deductible due to the application of Section 162(m) of the Code. Our compensation committee believes that the lost deduction on compensation payable in excess of the $1 million limitation for the named executive officers is not material relative to the benefit of being able to attract and retain talented management.
Recoupment Provisions
In those instances where we grant cash or equity-based incentive compensation, we expect to include in the related agreement with the executive a right, in favor of our company, to require the executive to repay or return to the company any cash, stock or other incentive compensation (including proceeds from the disposition of shares received upon exercise of options or stock appreciation rights). That right will arise if (1) a material restatement of any of our financial statements is required and (2) in the reasonable judgment of our compensation committee, (A) such restatement is due to material noncompliance with any financial reporting requirement under applicable securities laws and (B) such noncompliance is a result of misconduct on the part of the executive. In determining the amount of such repayment or return, our compensation committee may take into account, among other factors it deems relevant, the extent to which the market value of the applicable series of our common stock was affected by the errors giving rise to the restatement. The cash, stock or other compensation that we may require the executive to repay or return must have been received by the executive during the 12-month period beginning on the date of the first public issuance or the filing with the SEC, whichever occurs earlier, of the financial statement requiring restatement. The compensation required to be repaid or returned will include (1) cash or company stock received by the executive (A) upon the exercise during that 12-month period of any stock appreciation right held by the executive or (B) upon the payment during that 12-month period of any incentive compensation, the value of which is determined by reference to the value of company stock, and (2) any proceeds received by the executive from the disposition during that 12-month period of company stock received by the executive upon the exercise, vesting or payment during that 12-month period of any award of equity-based incentive compensation. Beginning in December 2020, we also began including in new forms of equity-based award agreements a right, in favor of our company, to require the executive to repay or return to the company, upon a reasonable determination by our compensation committee that the executive breached the confidentiality obligations included in the agreement, all or any portion of the outstanding award, any shares received under awards during the 12-month period prior to any such breach or any time after such breach and any proceeds from the disposition of shares received under awards during the 12-month period prior to any such breach or any time after such breach.
Stock Ownership Guidelines
Our board of directors adopted stock ownership guidelines in March 2016 that generally require our executive officers to own shares of our company’s stock equal to at least three times 50% of the total base salary paid by Liberty Media to such executive officer (or, in the case of Mr. George, at least three times the base salary paid to Mr. George by QVC). Our company’s executive officers (other than Mr. George) have a similar stock ownership requirement at Liberty Media. Our executive officers generally have five years from the date of the policy, or five years from the date of their appointment to an executive officer role, to comply with these guidelines.
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Summary Compensation Table
Name and
Principal Position
(as of 12/31/20)
Year
Salary
($)(1)
Bonus
($)(2)
Stock
Awards
($)(3)
Option
Awards
($)(4)
Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation
($)
All Other
Compensation
($)(5)(6)(7)
Total ($)
Gregory B. Maffei
Chairman of the Board
2020 436,972 2,594,554 5,815,187 5,612,319 3,078,902(8)(9)(10)(11) 17,537,934
2019 1,167,798 950,000 3,807,616 7,491,251 1,005,096 284,316(9)(10) 14,706,077
2018 1,112,188 3,406,581 3,917,379 691,661 164,431(9)(10) 9,292,240
Michael A. George
President and Chief Executive Officer
2020 1,250,000 3,218,805 2,500,000 3,822,054(8)(12) 10,790,859
2019 1,250,000 3,413,655 34,316(12) 4,697,971
2018 1,250,000 8,197,083 4,096,072 412,500 37,406(12)(13) 13,993,061
Brian J. Wendling(14)
Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer
2020 106,662 74,286 323,562 143,931 87,975(8) 736,416
2019 85,111 142,207 61,408 7,594 296,320
2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Albert E. Rosenthaler
Chief Corporate Development Officer
2020 180,057 152,940 584,499 297,461 165,133(8) 1,380,090
2019 204,399 243,297 199,289 7,815 654,800
2018 245,935 525,525 257,438 14,059(10)(13) 1,042,957
Renee L. Wilm(15)
Chief Legal Officer
2020 142,800 122,899 157,395 210,862 145,179(8)(16) 779,135
2019 26,923 67,336 1,319,153 21,418 5,981(16) 1,440,811
2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
(1)
The amounts set forth in the table reflect compensation paid to our named executive officers by Liberty Media but allocable to our company under the amended services agreement (except with respect to Mr. Maffei’s 2019 and 2018 base salary, which we paid directly pursuant to Mr. Maffei’s prior employment agreement, and Mr. George, whose compensation reported above was paid directly by QVC with respect to the entire year, neither of which is covered by the services agreement). See “—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Services Agreement.” Pursuant to the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, beginning January 1, 2020 the amount of Mr. Maffei’s base salary allocable to our company was $570,000. Due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, for the period from April 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020, Mr. Maffei offered to waive the right to receive his base salary except for amounts sufficient to cover health insurance, flexible spending contributions and certain taxes. Mr. Maffei received an aggregate of $155,800 in cash salary during 2020. In consideration for the portion of Mr. Maffei’s base salary that he offered to waive and restructure, we granted to Mr. Maffei the 2020 Maffei Restructuring RSUs, which had a grant date fair value of $281,172 and are detailed in the “Grants of Plan-Based Awards” table below.
(2)
Represents only that portion of Mr. Maffei’s cash commitment bonus allocated to our company under the amended services agreement in connection with the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement. For a description of the allocation of Mr. Maffei’s compensation among Liberty Media, our company and the other Service Companies pursuant to the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement and the amended services agreement, see “—Executive Compensation Arrangements—Gregory B. Maffei—2019 Maffei Employment Agreement.”
(3)
Reflects, as applicable, the grant date fair value of the RSUs granted to our named executive officers during 2020, 2019 and 2018. The table reflects the grant date fair value of Mr. George’s 2018 New CEO Performance RSUs, the performance-based RSUs granted to each of Messrs. Maffei, George and Rosenthaler during 2018 and to Messrs. Maffei, George, Wendling and Rosenthaler and Ms. Wilm in 2019, the 2020 Maffei RSUs, the 2020 George RSUs and the 2020 Chief RSUs. A maximum payout equal to 1.5 times the target number of 2020 Maffei RSUs and the RSUs granted to Mr. Maffei in 2019, or $4.988 million and $6.3 million, respectively, of grant value was established. A maximum payout equal to 1.5 times the target number of 2020 George RSUs and the RSUs granted to Mr. George in 2019, or $6.188 million and $6.188 million, respectively, of grant value was established. The grant date fair value of these awards has been computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, but (pursuant to SEC regulations) without reduction for estimated forfeitures. For a description of the assumptions applied in these calculations, see Note 12 to our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 (which are included in the 2020 Form 10-K).
(4)
The grant date fair value of Mr. Maffei’s 2020, 2019 and 2018 stock option awards, including the 2020 Maffei Term Options and the 2019 Maffei Term Options, Mr. George’s New CEO Term Options, Ms. Wilm’s 2019 multi-year stock option award and the 2020 NEO Multiyear Options have been computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, but (pursuant to SEC regulations) without reduction for estimated forfeitures. For a description of the assumptions applied in these calculations, see Note 12 to our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 (which are included in the 2020 Form 10-K).
(5)
The Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan provides employees with an opportunity to save for retirement. The Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan participants may contribute up to 75% of their eligible compensation on a pre-tax basis to the plan and an additional 10% of their eligible compensation on an after-tax basis (subject to specified maximums and IRS limits), and Liberty Media contributed a matching contribution based on the participants’ own contributions up to the maximum matching contribution set forth in the plan. Our company reimburses Liberty Media under the services agreement for our allocable portion of the matching contribution for all of the named executive officers other than Mr. George. Participant contributions to the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan are fully vested upon contribution.
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Generally, participants acquire a vested right in our matching contributions as follows:
Years of Service
Vesting
Percentage
Less than 1 0%
1 – 2 33%
2 – 3 66%
3 or more 100%
Included in this column, with respect to each named executive officer (except with respect to Mr. George, to whom matching contributions of $12,825, $12,600 and $12,375 were made by QVC under its 401(k) savings plan in 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively), are the following matching contributions made by Liberty Media to the Liberty Media 401(k) Savings Plan and allocated to our company under the services agreement in each of 2020, 2019 and 2018, respectively:
Amounts ($)
Name
2020
2019
2018
Gregory B. Maffei 5,415 4,760 3,850
Brian J. Wendling 5,985 5,320 n/a
Albert E. Rosenthaler 5,415 6,160 7,425
Renee L. Wilm 3,990 ‌— n/a
With respect to these matching contributions, all of our named executive officers are fully vested other than Ms. Wilm who is 33% vested.
(6)
Included in this column are the following life insurance premiums paid by Liberty Media (with the exception of Mr. George, whose life insurance premium was paid by QVC), on behalf of each of the named executive officers and allocated to our company under the services agreement:
Amounts ($)
Name
2020
2019
2018
Gregory B. Maffei 385 834 686
Michael A. George 2,322 1,935 2,322
Brian J. Wendling 359 281       n/a
Albert E. Rosenthaler 1,430 1,655 1,324
Renee L. Wilm 239       46       n/a
(7)
Liberty Media makes available to our personnel, including our named executive officers, tickets to various sporting events with no aggregate incremental cost attributable to any single person.
(8)
Includes the value of the cash dividend equivalent rights, preferred stock RSUs and cash in lieu of fractional preferred stock RSUs received by holders of RSUs in connection with the Dividend in September 2020, and the value of the special cash dividend equivalent rights received by holders of RSUs in December 2020, in each case, to the extent such amounts were not factored into the grant date fair value of the underlying awards computed in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 718, but (pursuant to SEC regulations) without reduction for estimated forfeitures. In the table below, a combination of the cash dividend equivalent rights, cash in lieu of fractional preferred stock RSUs and special cash dividend equivalent rights are referred to as Cash. Such amounts include:
Value ($)
Name
Cash
Incremental
Stock-Based
Compensation for
Preferred Stock RSUs
Gregory B. Maffei 1,904,238 917,310
Michael A. George 2,686,557 1,112,594
Brian J. Wendling 56,045 25,586
Albert E. Rosenthaler 105,458 52,830
Renee L. Wilm 84,753 42,443
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(9)
Includes the following:
Amounts ($)
2020
2019
2018
Compensation related to personal use of corporate aircraft(a) 126,930       275,900 157,406
(a)
Calculated based on aggregate incremental cost of such usage to our company.
(10)
Liberty Media owns an apartment in New York City which is primarily used for business purposes. Messrs. Maffei and Rosenthaler occasionally used this apartment for personal reasons during the years indicated above. From time to time, we pay the cost of miscellaneous shipping and catering expenses for Mr. Maffei.
(11)
Includes the payment of $124,035 in 2020 for legal expenses pertaining to Mr. Maffei’s employment agreement entered into in December 2019.
(12)
Includes tax gross-ups in the following amounts relating to certain out of state income taxes to which Mr. George was subject as a result of the performance of his duties outside of QVC’s headquarters:
Amounts ($)
2020
2019
2018
7,756
19,781 12,709
(13)
Includes $10,000 and $5,000 in 2018 in charitable contributions made on behalf of Mr. George and Mr. Rosenthaler, respectively, pursuant to our political action committee matching contribution program.
(14)
Mr. Wendling was promoted to the Principal Financial Officer role at our company in July 2019, and the Chief Accounting Officer role at our company in January 2020, and was a named executive officer of our company for the first time in 2019. His compensation for 2018 has been omitted in reliance upon the SEC’s interpretive guidance.
(15)
Ms. Wilm assumed the role of Chief Legal Officer of our company effective September 23, 2019, and the role of Chief Administrative Officer in January 2021.
(16)
Includes the following relocation expenses paid on behalf of Ms. Wilm:
Amounts ($)
2020
2019
2018
13,754
5,935 n/a
Executive Compensation Arrangements
Gregory B. Maffei
2019 Maffei Employment Agreement
Liberty Media entered into the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement with Mr. Maffei, effective December 13, 2019. The arrangement provides for a five year employment term beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2024, with an annual base salary of $3 million (with no contracted increase) and a one-time cash commitment bonus of $5 million paid in 2019, an annual target cash performance bonus equal to $17 million (with payment subject to the achievement of one or more performance metrics as determined by the applicable company’s compensation committee with respect to its allocable portion), upfront equity awards (with an aggregate grant date fair value of $90 million to be granted in two equal tranches) and annual equity awards with an aggregate target grant date fair value of $17.5 million.
Liberty Media paid Mr. Maffei his $5 million cash commitment bonus in 2019, and we reimbursed Liberty Media for our allocable portion (which was 19%) in 2019.
Maffei Term Equity Awards
Also, on December 13, 2019, in connection with the execution of the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, Mr. Maffei became entitled to receive term equity awards with an aggregate grant date fair value of $90 million (the Upfront Awards) to be granted in two equal tranches. The first tranche consisted of time-vested stock options from each of our company, Liberty Media, Liberty Broadband and GCI Liberty and time-vested restricted stock units from Liberty TripAdvisor (collectively, the 2019 term awards) that vest, in each case, on December 31, 2023 (except Liberty TripAdvisor’s award of time-vested restricted stock units, which vests on December 15, 2023), subject to Mr. Maffei’s continued employment, except as described below. Qurate Retail’s portion of the 2019 term awards consisted of stock options to purchase 2,133,697 QRTEA shares, with a term of seven years.
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The second tranche of the Upfront Awards was granted in December 2020 and consisted of time-vested stock options from each of our company, Liberty Media, Liberty Broadband and GCI Liberty and time-vested restricted stock units from Liberty TripAdvisor (collectively, the 2020 term awards). The 2020 term awards will vest, in each case, on December 31, 2024, subject to Mr. Maffei’s continued employment (except Liberty TripAdvisor’s award of time-vested restricted stock units, which vests on December 7, 2024), except as described below. Qurate Retail’s portion of the 2020 term awards consisted of stock options to purchase 1,190,529 QRTEA shares, with a term of seven years.
Annual Awards
Pursuant to the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement, the aggregate grant date fair value of Mr. Maffei’s annual equity awards is $17.5 million for each year during the term of the 2019 Maffei Employment Agreement and is comprised of awards of time-vested stock options (the Annual Options), performance-based restricted stock units (Annual Performance RSUs) or a combination of award types, at Mr. Maffei’s election, allocable across our company, Liberty Media and each of the other Service Companies (collectively, the Annual Awards). Vesting of any Annual Performance RSUs will be subject to the achievement of one or more performance metrics to be approved by our compensation committee and the compensation committee of Liberty Media or the applicable Service Company with respect to its allocable portion of the Annual Performance RSUs. For a description of Mr. Maffei’s Annual Awards, see “—Compensation Discussion and Analysis—Elements of 2020 Executive Compensation—Equity Incentive Compensation—Maffei Annual Equity Awards.”
Aircraft Usage
Pursuant to a February 5, 2013 letter agreement between Mr. Maffei and Liberty Media, Mr. Maffei is entitled to 120 hours per year of personal flight time through the first to occur of (i) the termination of his employment, subject to any continued right to use the corporate aircraft as described below or pursuant to the terms of his employment arrangement in effect at the time of the termination or (ii) the cessation of ownership or lease of corporate aircraft. During 2020, pursuant to the November 11, 2015 and December 13, 2019 letter agreements between Liberty Media and Mr. Maffei, Mr. Maffei was entitled to 50 additional hours per year of personal flight time if he reimbursed us for such usage through the first to occur of (i) the termination of his employment or (ii) the cessation of ownership or lease of corporate aircraft. If Mr. Maffei’s employment is terminated due to disability, for good reason or without cause, Mr. Maffei would be entitled to continued use of the company’s aircraft for 12 months after termination of his employment. Mr. Maffei incurs taxable income, calculated in accordance with the SIFL value, for all personal use of corporate aircraft under the February 5, 2013 letter agreement. Mr. Maffei incurs taxable income at the SIFL rates minus amounts paid under time sharing agreements with Liberty Media. Pursuant to aircraft time sharing agreements between Liberty Media and Qurate Retail, we pay Liberty Media for any costs, calculated in accordance with Part 91 of the Federal Aviation regulations associated with Mr. Maffei using the corporate aircraft that are allocable to us. We reimburse Liberty Media for Mr. Maffei’s use of the corporate aircraft for our business, and we also reimburse Liberty Media for Mr. Maffei’s personal use of the corporate aircraft. Pursuant to the aircraft time sharing agreements between Liberty Media and Mr. Maffei, Mr. Maffei reimburses Liberty Media for costs associated with his up to 50 hours of personal use of the corporate aircraft under the November 11, 2015 and December 13, 2019 letter agreements. Flights where there are no passengers on company-owned aircraft are not charged against the 120 hours of personal flight time per year allotted to Mr. Maffei if the flight department determines that the use of a NetJets, Inc. supplied aircraft for a proposed personal flight would be disadvantageous to Liberty Media due to (i) use of budgeted hours under the then current Liberty Media fractional ownership contract with NetJets, Inc. or (ii) higher flight cost as compared to the cost of using company owned aircraft.
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