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Empire District Electric Co
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Company Information
Company NameEmpire District Electric Co
Stock SymbolEDE
Business Address602 JOPLIN ST
JOPLIN, MO 64801
IndustryElectric Services
Fiscal Year-End12/31
State of IncorporationKS
Telephone Number417-625-5100


Proxy Statement Filing Years - 2011   2010   2009   2008   2007   2006   2005   2004  

Empire District Electric Co filed the compensation data below on 3/19/2010

Name and Principal
Position
(a)
  Year
(b)
  Salary
($)
(c)
  Bonus
($)
(d)
  Stock
Awards(1)(2)
($)
(e)
  Option
Awards(1)(3)
($)
(f)
  Non-Equity
Incentive Plan
Compensation(4)
($)
(g)
  Change in
Pension
Value and
Nonqualified
Deferred
Compensation
Earnings(5)
($)
(h)
  All Other
Compensation(6)(7)
($)
(i)
  Total
($)
(j)
 
William L. Gipson,     2009     350,000     0     208,568     25,670     291,386     381,889     9,638     1,267,151  
  President and Chief     2008     315,000     0     273,264     53,240     209,627     289,244     9,391     1,149,766  
  Executive Officer     2007     315,000     5,000     263,366     60,452     155,626     135,662     9,896     945,002  

Gregory A. Knapp,

 

 

2009

 

 

194,000

 

 

0

 

 

27,760

 

 

3,400

 

 

97,759

 

 

188,260

 

 

6,682

 

 

517,861

 
  Vice President—     2008     160,000     0     70,476     13,552     83,438     142,122     6,398     475,986  
  Finance and     2007     154,500     2,500     64,465     14,994     60,387     63,112     8,420     368,378  
  Chief Financial Officer                                                        

Bradley P. Beecher,

 

 

2009

 

 

264,000

 

 

0

 

 

36,456

 

 

4,590

 

 

143,405

 

 

80,588

 

 

7,275

 

 

536,314

 
  Executive Vice     2008     215,000     0     94,087     18,150     75,938     52,144     10,876     466,195  
  President and Chief     2007     208,000     0     86,743     19,992     54,851     15,047     7,162     391,795  
  Operating Officer—Electric                                                        

Michael E. Palmer,

 

 

2009

 

 

187,000

 

 

0

 

 

27,392

 

 

3,230

 

 

87,718

 

 

107,381

 

 

7,491

 

 

420,212

 
  Vice President—     2008     166,000     0     73,594     14,036     66,156     77,845     9,254     406,885  
  Commercial     2007     162,000     0     67,986     15,708     44,113     22,720     6,615     319,142  
  Operations                                                        

Kelly S. Walters

 

 

2009

 

 

173,000

 

 

0

 

 

24,984

 

 

3,060

 

 

100,394

 

 

54,049

 

 

4,507

 

 

359,994

 
  Vice President—     2008     147,942     3,500     63,526     12,100     62,515     30,676     4,258     324,517  
  Regulatory and     2007     138,000     1,500     59,408     13,328     46,972     6,135     4,284     269,627  
  Services                                                        


*The above executive compensation data is an excerpt from the proxy statement filed for
Empire District Electric Co on 3/19/2010

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