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                                                                April 29, 1994


     To Our Stockholders:

          You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting of
     Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (the
     "Company") to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 1994, at the
     Westchase Hilton Hotel, 9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas.

          At the Annual Meeting, the holders of the Company's common stock,
     par value $.01 per share (the "Common Stock"), $.65 Depositary Shares
     (the "Depositary Shares") and 8.255% PRIDES SM, Convertible Preferred
     Stock, par value $.05 per share (the "PRIDES") (all such holders being
     collectively referred to as the "Stockholders") will consider and vote,
     as a single class, in the election of directors.

          Each Depositary Share represents one tenth of a share of the
     Company's Series A Mandatory Conversion Premium Dividend Preferred Stock,
     par value $.05 per share (the "Series A Shares").  The Series A Shares
     have been deposited with The First National Bank of Boston, as Depositary
     (the "Depositary").  As the registered holder of the Series A Shares, the
     Depositary will vote the Series A Shares represented by the Depositary
     Shares at the Annual Meeting pursuant to instructions given to the
     Depositary by the holders of such Depositary Shares.  Holders of
     Depositary Shares will therefore exercise their vote by instructing the
     Depositary pursuant to the instruction card enclosed with the proxy
     statement.

          Holders of shares of PRIDES have 4/5 vote for each share held of
     record and are entitled to vote together with the holders of Common
     Stock.

          Each Stockholder of record at the close of business on March 31,
     1994 is entitled to receive notice of and vote at the Annual Meeting and
     is urged to attend the Annual Meeting.  Whether or not you intend to be
     present at the Annual Meeting, we urge you to complete, date, sign and
     promptly return the enclosed proxy card or instruction card, as the case
     may be.

          We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Annual
     Meeting.





                                             GEORGE T. HAYMAKER, JR.
                                             Chairman of the Board and
                                               Chief Executive Officer 
 


                            KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION
                            5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600
                                Houston, Texas 77057


                      NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
                              To Be Held May 25, 1994


               The Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") of
     Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (the "Company") will be held at the Westchase
     Hilton Hotel, 9999 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, May 25,
     1994, at 9:00 a.m., Houston time, for the following purposes:

               1.   To elect six (6) directors to hold office until the
                    Company's 1995 Annual Meeting of Stockholders or
                    until their respective successors are elected and
                    qualified; and

               2.   To transact such other business as may properly be
                    presented to the Annual Meeting or any adjournments
                    or postponements thereof.

               Holders of record of the Company's common stock, par value $.01
     per share (the "Common Stock"), $.65 Depositary Shares (the "Depositary
     Shares") and 8.255% PRIDES , Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $.05
     per share (the "PRIDES") (all such holders being collectively referred to
     as the "Stockholders") as of the close of business on March 31, 1994 are
     entitled to notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting.  All
     Stockholders will vote as a single class at the Annual Meeting. 
     Stockholders' lists will be available commencing May 11, 1994, and may be
     inspected for purposes germane to the Annual Meeting during normal
     business hours prior to the Annual Meeting at the offices of the Company,
     5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas.

                                        By Order of the Board of Directors




                                        BYRON L. WADE
                                        Secretary
     April 29, 1994



                                     IMPORTANT

          PLEASE COMPLETE, DATE AND SIGN THE ENCLOSED PROXY OR INSTRUCTION
     CARD, AS THE CASE MAY BE, AND RETURN IT PROMPTLY IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE
     PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND WHICH REQUIRES NO POSTAGE IF MAILED IN
     THE UNITED STATES.  ANY HOLDER OF COMMON STOCK OR PRIDES ENTITLED TO VOTE
     AND PRESENT AT THE ANNUAL MEETING MAY VOTE PERSONALLY ON ALL MATTERS
     BROUGHT BEFORE THE ANNUAL MEETING AND, IN THAT EVENT, HIS OR HER PROXY
     WILL NOT BE USED.  HOLDERS OF DEPOSITARY SHARES MAY ONLY VOTE BY
     COMPLETING THE ENCLOSED INSTRUCTION CARD AND RETURNING THE CARD TO THE
     DEPOSITARY.  THE DEPOSITARY WILL VOTE THE SERIES A MANDATORY CONVERSION
     PREMIUM DIVIDEND PREFERRED STOCK (THE "SERIES A SHARES") REPRESENTED BY
     THE DEPOSITARY SHARES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH INSTRUCTIONS.  IN THE
     ABSENCE OF SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE HOLDERS OF DEPOSITARY SHARES, 
     THE DEPOSITARY WILL ABSTAIN FROM VOTING WITH RESPECT TO THE SERIES A
     SHARES UNDERLYING THE DEPOSITARY SHARES FOR WHICH NO INSTRUCTIONS HAVE
     BEEN GIVEN. 



                            KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION
                            5847 SAN FELIPE, SUITE 2600
                                HOUSTON, TEXAS 77057


                                  PROXY STATEMENT
                                        for
                           ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS
                              To Be Held May 25, 1994

               This proxy statement is furnished to Stockholders (as defined
     below) in connection with the solicitation of proxies on behalf of the
     Board of Directors of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (the "Company"), a
     Delaware corporation, to be voted at an Annual Meeting of Stockholders
     (the "Annual Meeting") to be held on May 25, 1994 and any adjournments
     thereof, at the time and place and for the purposes set forth in the
     accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting.  The principal executive offices
     of the Company are located at 5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas
     77057, telephone (713) 267-3777.

               This proxy statement, the accompanying proxy or instruction
     card, as the case may be, and the Notice of Annual Meeting are being
     mailed to the record holders as of the close of business on March 31,
     1994 of the Company's common stock, par value $.01 per share (the "Common
     Stock"), $.65 Depositary Shares (the "Depositary Shares"), and Preferred
     Redeemable Increased Dividend Equity Securities , 8.255% PRIDES ,
     convertible preferred stock, par value $.05 per share (the "PRIDES") (all
     such holders being collectively referred to as the "Stockholders")
     commencing on or about May 2, 1994.  

               We cordially invite you to attend the Annual Meeting.  Whether
     or not you plan to attend, please complete, date, sign and promptly
     return your proxy card in the enclosed envelope if you are a holder of
     Common Stock or PRIDES or your instruction card if you are a holder of
     Depositary Shares.  If you are a holder of Common Stock or PRIDES, you
     may revoke your proxy at any time prior to its exercise at the Annual
     Meeting by giving notice to the Company's Secretary, by filing a later
     dated proxy or, if you attend the Annual Meeting, by voting your shares
     in person.  If you are a holder of Depositary Shares, you may revoke your
     instruction to The First National Bank of Boston, as Depositary ("the
     Depositary") at any time prior to the second business day immediately
     preceding the date of the Annual Meeting by giving notice to the
     Depositary or by filing a later dated instruction card with the
     Depositary.  Proxies will be voted in accordance with the directions
     specified thereon or, in the absence of instructions, "FOR" the election
     of the directors named in this proxy statement.  Holders of Depositary
     Shares may only vote by completing the enclosed instruction card and
     returning the card to the Depositary.  Each Depositary Share represents
     one-tenth of a share of the Company's Series A Mandatory Conversion
     Premium Dividend Preferred Stock (the "Series A Shares").  The Depositary
     will vote the Series A Shares represented by the Depositary Shares in
     accordance with such instructions.  In the absence of specific
     instructions from the holders of Depositary Shares, the Depositary will
     abstain from voting with respect to the Series A Shares underlying the
     Depositary Shares for which no instructions have been given.  Under
     applicable Delaware law, abstentions and broker non-votes will have no
     effect on the outcome of the election of directors.  Abstentions and
     broker non-votes are counted for purposes of determining the presence or
     absence of a quorum for the transaction of business. 

                               ELECTION OF DIRECTORS

               At the Annual Meeting, six directors will be elected by the
     stockholders to serve until the 1995 Annual Meeting or until their
     respective successors are duly elected and qualified.  The six nominees
     receiving the highest number of votes will be elected.  

               The six persons nominated for election to the Board of
     Directors at the Annual Meeting, all of whom are now currently members of
     the Board of Directors, are Robert J. Cruikshank, George T. Haymaker,
     Jr., Charles E. Hurwitz, Ezra G. Levin, Robert Marcus and Paul D. Rusen. 
     See, "Executive Officers and Directors" and "Principal Stockholders" for
     information concerning each of the nominees, including the dates on which
     they first became directors, their business experience during the past
     five years and the number of shares of the Company's capital stock owned
     beneficially by each of them as of March 31, 1994.  Each of the nominees
     has consented to serve as a member of the Board of Directors if elected.

               The persons named in the proxies will vote the shares
     represented thereby for the election of the foregoing named nominees
     except where authority has been withheld as to a particular nominee or as
     to all such nominees.  Should any nominee decline or be unable to serve
     as a director of the Company, which is not anticipated, the persons named
     in the proxies will vote for the election in his stead of such other
     person as the Board of Directors may recommend.

               THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE ELECTION OF
     ALL NOMINEES FOR DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY.


                     THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ITS COMMITTEES

               The Board of Directors of the Company (sometimes referred to
     herein as the "Board") held four meetings and acted by written consent on
     twelve occasions during 1993.  In addition, management confers frequently
     with its directors on an informal basis to discuss Company affairs. 
     During 1993, no director attended fewer than 75% of the aggregate of the
     meetings of the Board and all Committees on which he served, except for
     John B. Connally who, due to illness, attended 60% of such meetings.

               The Board of Directors of the Company has several standing
     committees, including Executive, Audit and Compensation Committees.

               The Executive Committee meets on call and has authority to act
     on most matters during the intervals between meetings of the entire Board
     of Directors.  Its current members are Messrs. Haymaker and Hurwitz
     (Chairman).  The Committee held one meeting and acted by written consent
     four times during 1993.

               The Audit Committee presently consists of Messrs. Levin, Marcus
     (Chairman) and Rusen.  The Audit Committee meets with appropriate Company
     financial and legal personnel, internal auditors and independent public
     accountants and reviews the internal controls of the Company and the
     objectivity of its financial reporting.  This Committee recommends to the
     Board the appointment of the independent public accountants to serve as
     auditors in examining the corporate accounts of the Company.  The
     independent public accountants periodically meet privately with the Audit
     Committee and have access to the Committee at any time.  The Audit
     Committee met on two occasions during 1993. 

               The Compensation Committee reviews and advises management,
     makes recommendations to the Board, and reviews and approves proposals
     regarding the establishment or change of benefit plans, salaries or
     compensation afforded the executive officers and other employees of the
     Company.  Messrs. Cruikshank, Levin (Chairman) and Marcus currently serve
     as members of this Committee.  The Compensation Committee met on three
     occasions during 1993.

               The Board of Directors of the Company does not have a standing
     nominating committee nor does it have any committee performing a similar
     function.

     DIRECTOR COMPENSATION

               Directors who were not employees of the Company or its
     principal subsidiary, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation ("KACC"),
     received a base fee of $30,000 for the 1993 calendar year.  Non-employee
     directors of the Company who are also directors of MAXXAM Inc.
     ("MAXXAM"), the Company's parent, may receive additional director or
     committee fees for serving as a director of the Company and/or KACC. 
     During 1993, Mr. Levin received an aggregate $7,250 in such committee
     fees from the Company and KACC.  Subject to the approval of the Chairman
     of the Board, directors may also be paid additional ad hoc fees for
     extraordinary services in the amount of $750 per half day or $1,500 per
     day for such services.  Mr. Rusen was paid additional fees of $7,500 for
     extraordinary services, and $9,963 as reimbursement for expenses incurred
     therewith, performed for the Company and KACC in 1993.  Directors are
     reimbursed for travel and other disbursements relating to Board and
     Committee meetings.  Fees to directors who are also employees of the
     Company or KACC are deemed to be included in their salary.  Directors of
     the Company are also directors of KACC and received the foregoing
     compensation for acting in both capacities.

               In addition to the compensation payable as a director for 1993,
     the Chairman of each of the Executive, Audit and Compensation Committees
     was paid a fee of $3,000 per year for services as Chairman of such
     committee.  All members of such committees receive a fee of $1,500 per
     day per committee meeting held in person on a date other than a Board
     meeting date and $500 per formal telephonic committee meeting.  

               In November 1988, one of the Company's former directors, Mr.
     John B. Connally entered into a one year consulting agreement with MAXXAM
     Group Inc. ("MGI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of MAXXAM, under which Mr.
     Connally received $250,000.  The agreement was subsequently renewed each
     year on the same terms and was effective until June 1993. 


                          EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

               The following table sets forth certain information, as of the
     record date, with respect to the executive officers and directors of the
     Company and KACC.  All officers and directors hold office until their
     respective successors are elected and qualified or until earlier
     resignation or removal. 


     
NAME POSITIONS AND OFFICES WITH THE COMPANY ---------------------- -------------------------------------------- George T. Haymaker, Jr. Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Director Joseph A. Bonn Vice President, Planning and Administration John T. La Duc Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Anthony R. Pierno Vice President and General Counsel Byron L. Wade Vice President, Secretary and Deputy General Counsel Charlie Alongi Controller Kris S. Vasan Treasurer Robert E. Cole Vice President of KACC John E. Daniel Vice President of KACC Richard B. Evans Vice President of KACC Robert W. Irelan Vice President, Public Relations of KACC Geoffrey W. Smith Vice President of KACC Lawrence L. Watts Vice President of KACC Robert J. Cruikshank Director Charles E. Hurwitz Director Ezra G. Levin Director Robert Marcus Director Paul D. Rusen Director
George T. Haymaker, Jr. Mr. Haymaker, age 56, assumed the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and KACC effective January 1, 1994. From May 1993 to December 1993, Mr. Haymaker served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and KACC. Mr. Haymaker was elected a director of the Company at the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 19, 1993, and was also elected a director of KACC at KACC's Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on June 15, 1993. From 1987 to April 1993, Mr. Haymaker had been a partner in a partnership which acquires, redirects and operates small to medium sized companies in the metals industry. He served as President from February 1992 to March 30, 1993, and has been a director since July 1987 of Metalmark Corporation, which is in the business of semi- fabrication of aluminum specialty foils and extrusions. From May 1986 until February 1993, he also served as President of West Coast Sales Corp., which provides management and acquisition services. Mr. Haymaker also served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Amarlite Architectural Products, Inc. ("Amarlite"), a producer of architectural curtain wall and entrance products, from August 1990 to April 1992 and from April 1989 to February 1993, respectively. He was a director of American Powdered Metals Company, which is engaged in the manufacture of powdered metal components, from August 1988 to March 1993, and Hayken Metals Asia Limited, which represents manufacturers of aluminum and metal products, from January 1988 to April 10, 1993. During 1984 to 1986, Mr. Haymaker served as Executive Vice President--Aluminum Operations of Alumax Incorporated, responsible for all primary aluminum and semifabricating activities. Mr. Haymaker has extensive experience in the management of businesses engaged in the production and sale of aluminum and aluminum products, including 25 years of experience in a variety of executive and managerial positions with Aluminum Company of America and its subsidiaries. Joseph A. Bonn. Mr. Bonn, age 50, has been Vice President, Planning and Administration of the Company and KACC since February 1992 and July 1989, respectively. Mr. Bonn has served as a Vice President of KACC since April 1987 and served as Senior Vice President--Administration of MAXXAM from September 1991 through December 31, 1992. He was also KACC's Director of Strategic Planning from April 1987 until July 1989. John T. La Duc. Mr. La Duc, age 51, has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since June 1989 and May 1990, respectively. He has been Chief Financial Officer of KACC since January 1990 and a Vice President of KACC since June 1989. From January 1, 1993 until April 5, 1993, Mr. La Duc served as Treasurer of the Company and KACC, having previously served as Treasurer of the Company from September 1987 to May 1990 and Assistant Treasurer of the Company from February 1987 to September 1987. Mr. La Duc also previously served as Treasurer of KACC from September 1987 until January 1990, after having served as Assistant Treasurer of KACC from April 1985 until 1987. He was Treasurer, International Operations of KACC from 1982 until 1984. In September 1990, Mr. La Duc was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MAXXAM. Mr. La Duc also serves as a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MGI, The Pacific Lumber Company ("Pacific Lumber"), an indirect subsidiary of MAXXAM engaged in forest products operations, and Pacific Lumber's subsidiary, Scotia Pacific Holding Company ("Scotia Pacific"). He also serves as a director of MGI, Pacific Lumber and Scotia Pacific. Anthony R. Pierno. Mr. Pierno, age 62, has served as Vice President and General Counsel of the Company and KACC since January 1992. He also serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of MAXXAM, positions he has held since February 1989. Mr. Pierno also serves as Vice President and General Counsel of MGI, Pacific Lumber and Scotia Pacific and as a director of MGI and Pacific Lumber since November 1993. Immediately prior to joining MAXXAM, Mr. Pierno served as partner in charge of the business practice group in the Los Angeles office of the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro. He has served as the Commissioner of Corporations of the state of California and as chair of several committees of the State Bar of California. Mr. Pierno is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Whittier College, and a former member and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Marymount College. Byron L. Wade. Mr. Wade, age 47, has served as Vice President and Secretary of the Company and KACC since January 1992, and Deputy General Counsel of the Company and KACC since May 1992 and June 1992, respectively. Mr. Wade has also served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of MAXXAM since May 1990, and Secretary of MAXXAM since October 1988. He previously served as Assistant Secretary and Assistant General Counsel of MAXXAM from November 1987 to October 1988 and May 1990, respectively. Mr. Wade has served as Vice President, Secretary and Deputy General Counsel of Pacific Lumber and Scotia Pacific since June 1990 and November 1992, respectively, and as Vice President, Secretary and Deputy General Counsel of MGI since July 1990. He had previously served since 1983 as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of MCO Resources, Inc., a publicly traded oil and gas company, which was majority owned by MAXXAM. Since July 1993, Mr. Wade has served as a director, Vice President and Secretary of SHRP, Inc. ("SHRP"), the sole general partner of Sam Houston Race Park, Ltd., a Texas limited partnership, which has been granted a license to operate a horse racing facility in Harris County, Texas. Since July 1993, Mr. Wade has also served as a director, Vice President and Secretary of SHRP Capital Corp. ("SHRP Capital"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sam Houston Race Park, Ltd. Robert E. Cole. Mr. Cole, age 47, has been a Vice President of KACC since March 1981. Since September 1990, Mr. Cole also has served as Vice President--Federal Government Affairs of MAXXAM, MGI and Pacific Lumber. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of National Environmental Development Association, and as a director, Secretary and Treasurer of Global Climate Coalition, both of which are 501(c)(6) organizations. John E. Daniel. Mr. Daniel, age 58, has been a Vice President of KACC since January 1992, and has been the General Manager of KACC's primary aluminum products business unit since November 1990. From November 1990 to January 1992, he was Divisional Vice President of the Company's primary aluminum products business unit. From December 1989 to November 1990, Mr. Daniel was Reduction Plant Manager of the Company's Tacoma, Washington plant. From July 1986 to December 1989, he was Reduction Plant Manager of the Company's formerly owned Ravenswood, West Virginia plant. Richard B. Evans. Mr. Evans, age 46, has been a Vice President of KACC since January 1, 1992, and has been the General Manager and Divisional Vice President of KACC's flat-rolled products business unit since January 1989. From July 1986 to January 1992, he was Divisional Vice President of KACC's flat-rolled products business unit. Geoffrey W. Smith. Mr. Smith, age 47, has been a Vice President of KACC since January 1992, and has been Co-General Manager of KACC's alumina business unit since September 1991. From September 1990 to January 1992, Mr. Smith was Divisional Vice President of KACC's alumina business unit. From August 1988 to August 1990, Mr. Smith was Director of Business Development for the alumina business unit, and from 1982 to August 1988, he was Operations/Technical Manager for the Gramercy Works. Lawrence L. Watts. Mr. Watts, age 47, has been a Vice President of KACC since January 1992, and has been Co-General Manager of KACC's alumina business unit since September 1991. From June 1989 to January 1992, Mr. Watts was Divisional Vice President, Governmental Affairs and Human Resources, for the alumina business unit, and from July 1988 to June 1989, he was Divisional Vice President, Public Relations and Governmental Relations, for the alumina business unit. From September 1984 to July 1988, Mr. Watts was Manager, Human Resources for the alumina business unit. Charlie Alongi. Mr. Alongi, age 63, has been the Controller of the Company and KACC since July 1989, and was the Assistant Controller of KACC from February 1982 until July 1989. Kris S. Vasan. Mr. Vasan, age 44, became Treasurer of the Company and KACC in April 1993. Mr. Vasan previously served the Company and KACC as Corporate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis from June 1990 until April 1993. From October 1987 until June 1990, he served as Associate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis. Robert J. Cruikshank. Mr. Cruikshank, age 63, was appointed a director of the Company and KACC on January 26, 1994. In addition, he has been a director of MAXXAM since May 1993. Mr. Cruikshank was a Senior Partner in the international public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche from December 1989 until his retirement in March 1993. Prior to its merger with Touche Ross & Co. in December 1989, Mr. Cruikshank served as Managing Partner of Deloitte Haskins & Sells from June 1974 until the merger, and served on such firm's board of directors from 1981 to 1985. Mr. Cruikshank also serves as a director of Houston Industries Incorporated, a public utility holding company with interests in electric utilities, cable television, coal and transportation businesses; Compass Bank of Texas; and Texas Biotechnology Incorporated. Charles E. Hurwitz. Mr. Hurwitz, age 53, has served as a director of the Company since October 1988 and of KACC since November 1988. Mr. Hurwitz has also served as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of MAXXAM since August 1978 and was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MAXXAM in March 1980. Since May 1982, Mr. Hurwitz has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MGI. Since January 1, 1993, Mr. Hurwitz has also served MAXXAM and MGI as President. Since July 1993, Mr. Hurwitz has also served as a director and Chairman of the Board of SHRP and director, Chairman of the Board and President of SHRP Capital. From May 1986 until February 1993, Mr. Hurwitz served as a director of Pacific Lumber, and from December 31, 1992 until February 1993, he served as Chairman of the Board of Pacific Lumber. Mr. Hurwitz has been, since January 1974, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Federated Development Company ("Federated"), a New York business trust primarily engaged in the management of real estate investments. Ezra G. Levin. Mr. Levin, age 60, has been a director of the Company since July 1991. He has been a director of KACC since November 1988, and a director of MAXXAM since May 1978. Mr. Levin also served as a director of the Company from April 1988 to May 1990, and as a director of MGI from May 1982 through December 1993. Mr. Levin is a partner in the law firm of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel. He serves as a trustee of Federated and as a director of Pacific Lumber, Scotia Pacific and UMB Bank and Trust Company. Robert Marcus. Mr. Marcus, age 69, has been a director of the Company and KACC since September 1991. From 1987 to January 1992, Mr. Marcus was a partner in American Industrial Partners, a San Francisco and New York based firm specializing in private equity investments in industrial companies. From 1983 to 1991, Mr. Marcus was a director of Domtar Inc., a Canadian resource-based multi-business corporation. From 1982 to 1987, Mr. Marcus served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alumax Inc., an integrated aluminum company. Paul D. Rusen. Mr. Rusen, age 58, has been a director of the Company since July 1991. Mr. Rusen previously served as a director of the Company from May 1987 to May 1990. Mr. Rusen has served as a director of KACC since April 1986. He is President of Employee Ownership, Inc., an investment banking firm, Chairman of Bliss/Salem Corporation, a rolling mill manufacturing company, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Forgings Company, a former director of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation and a former principal of Working Equity, Inc., an investment banking firm. PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDERS The following table sets forth, as of March 31, 1994, the undiluted beneficial ownership of the Company's capital stock by (i) those persons known by the Company to own beneficially more than 5% of the shares of the capital stock then outstanding, (ii) each of the directors and the named executive officers, and (iii) all directors and executive officers of the Company as a group.
Name of Amount and Nature of Percent Beneficial Owner Beneficial Ownership(1) of Class ----------------------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------- MAXXAM Inc.(2) Common Stock--50,000,000 shares 86% Depositary Shares--2,132,950 shares 7.6% Joseph A. Bonn Common Stock--171,763 shares * Robert J. Cruikshank Common Stock--0 shares * George T. Haymaker, Jr. Common Stock--0 shares -- Charles E. Hurwitz Common Stock--0 shares (3) -- A. Stephens Hutchcraft, Jr. Common Stock--1,000 shares * John T. La Duc Common Stock--181,763 shares * Ezra G. Levin Common Stock--0 shares -- Robert Marcus Common Stock--3,500 shares * Anthony R. Pierno Common Stock--500 shares * Paul D. Rusen Common Stock--0 shares -- All directors and executive officers of the Company as a group (19 persons) Common Stock--559,008 shares * --------------- * Less than 1%. (1) Except as may otherwise be indicated, the beneficial owners have sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares listed in the table. (2) The address of MAXXAM is 5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77057. (3) Mr. Hurwitz may be deemed to hold beneficial ownership in the Company as a result of his beneficial ownership in MAXXAM.
OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN PARENTS OF THE COMPANY As of March 31, 1994, MAXXAM owned approximately 60% of the issued and outstanding capital stock in the Company on a fully diluted basis. The following table sets forth, as of March 31, 1994, the beneficial ownership of the Common Stock and Class A $.05 Non-Cumulative Participating Convertible Preferred Stock ("Class A Preferred Stock") of MAXXAM by the directors and nominees for director of the Company, and by the Company's directors and executive officers as a group:
Percent of Combined Name of Amount and Nature of Percent Voting Beneficial Owner Beneficial Ownership (1) of Class Power (2) ----------------------- ----------------------------------- ---------- ----------- Charles E. Hurwitz Common Stock--2,746,642(3)(4) 31.3% Class A Preferred Stock-- 59.9% 657,917(3)(4) 97.0% Ezra G. Levin Common Stock--1,000(3)(5) * * All directors and executive officers of Common Stock--2,768,228 31.6% the Company as a group Class A Preferred Stock-- 60.1% (19 persons) 657,917 97.0% ------------------------ * Less than 1%. (1) Except as may otherwise be indicated, beneficial owners have sole voting and investment power with respect to the shares listed in the table. (2) MAXXAM's Class A preferred stock is generally entitled to ten votes per share on matters presented to a vote of that company's stockholders. (3) Messrs. Hurwitz and Levin serve as trustees of Federated, and Mr. Hurwitz, together with members of his immediate family and trusts for the benefit thereof, owns all of the shares of beneficial interest in Federated. In addition, Federated, Messrs. Hurwitz and Levin, and Mr. James H. Paulin, Jr., Secretary and Treasurer of Federated, may be deemed a "group" (the "Stockholder Group") within the meaning of Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. As of March 15, 1994, in the aggregate, the Stockholder Group beneficially owned 2,747,994 shares of MAXXAM's common stock and 658,050 shares of MAXXAM's Class A preferred stock, aggregating approximately 59.9% of the total voting power of MAXXAM. By reason of the foregoing and their relationship with the members of the Stockholder Group, Messrs. Hurwitz and Levin may be deemed to possess shared voting and investment power with respect to the shares held by the Stockholder Group. (4) Includes as of March 15, 1994 (a) 1,669,451 shares of MAXXAM's common stock and 656,853 shares of MAXXAM's Class A preferred stock, respectively, owned by Federated as to which Mr. Hurwitz possesses voting and investment power, (b) 1,526 shares of MAXXAM's common stock owned by Mr. Hurwitz's spouse as separate property (c) 46,500 shares of MAXXAM's common stock owned by a limited partnership controlled by Mr. Hurwitz and his spouse, 23,250 of which shares were separately owned by Mr. Hurwitz's spouse prior to their transfer to such limited partnership and as to which Mr. Hurwitz disclaims beneficial ownership, and (d) 158,564 shares of MAXXAM's common stock owned by 1992 Hurwitz Investment Partnership, L.P., of which 79,282 shares are owned by Mr. Hurwitz's spouse as separate property and (e) 71,175 shares of MAXXAM's common stock that Federated could receive from exercisable options which Mr. Hurwitz and Federated may both be deemed to beneficially own. (5) Does not include shares owned by other members of the Stockholder Group.
At March 15, 1994, 28,000,000 shares of the Company's Common Stock owned by MAXXAM were pledged as security for two MGI debt issues consisting of $100.0 million aggregate principal amount of 11 1/4% Senior Secured Notes due 2003 and $126.7 million aggregate principal amount of 12 1/4% Senior Secured Discount Notes due 2003. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE The following table sets forth compensation information, cash and non-cash, for each of the Company's last three completed fiscal years with respect to the Chief Executive Officer and the four most highly compensated executive officers of the Company (collectively referred to as the "named executive officers") for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1993:
Long-Term Compensation -------------------------------------- Annual Compensation Awards Payouts ------------------------------------- ----------------------- ------------ (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) Other Restricted Annual Stock Options/ LTIP All Other Name and Salary Bonus Compensation Award(s) SARs Payouts Compensation Principal Position Year ($) ($) ($)(1)(2) ($) (#) ($) ($)(1) ----------------- --- ------------ ---------- ----------- ----------- ---------- ------------ -------------- A. Stephens 1993 $505,385(3) $-0- $ -0- -0- -0- $18,874 $3,087,201(6)(7) Hutchcraft, Jr., 1992 400,000 -0- -0- -0- -0- 1,376,874(4) 11,423(7) former Chairman and Chief 1991 365,000 73,000 -- -0- -0- 3,832,437(5) -- Executive Officer George T. 1993 291,072 -0- -0- -0- 100,000 -0- 40,443(8) Haymaker, Jr., 1992 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- former President and Chief 1991 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Operating Officer Anthony R. Pierno, 1993 321,232 290,000(10) -0- -0- -0- -0- 57,179(11) Vice President and 1992 302,275 265,000(10) -0- -0- -0- -0- 50,123(11) General Counsel(9) 1991 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- John T. La Duc, 1993 240,000 25,000(12) -0- -0-(13) -0- -0- 4,872(7) Vice President and 1992 225,000 45,000 -0- 1,428,967(14) 10,000(15) 192,698(4) 8,469(7)(8) Chief Financial 1991 195,000 53,500 -- -0- -0- 1,000,000(5) -- Officer Joseph A. Bonn, 1993 216,300 -0- -0- -0-(13) -0- -0- 4,326(7) Vice President, 1992 210,000 42,000 -0- 1,428,967(14) -0- 195,697(4) 96,248(7)(8) Planning and 1991 197,500 47,000 -- -0- -0- 1,000,000(5) -- Administration ------------------- (1) Pursuant to the transition rules effective October 21, 1992, these amounts are excluded for the Company's 1991 fiscal year. (2) Excludes perquisites and other personal benefits because the aggregate amount of such compensation is the lesser of either $50,000 or 10% of the total of annual salary and bonus reported for the named executive officer. (3) Includes payment of $55,385 representing accrued vacation not taken upon his resignation on December 31, 1993. (4) In December 1992, in connection with the subsequent stockholder approval of the Kaiser 1993 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan (the "Plan"), participants in the Company's and KACC's long-term incentive plan, as amended (the "LTIP") elected to receive payment of their LTIP account balances as of December 31, 1992 as follows: (i) Amounts earned and vested were paid half in cash and half in _________________ restricted shares of the Company's Common Stock. The portion payable in restricted shares of the Company's Common Stock was divided by the average of the December 1992 closing prices of $8.539 per share (December 1 through 28, 1992) to determine the number of shares granted. The portion payable in cash was reduced by 1992 bonuses paid to recipients and by appropriate tax withholdings. (ii) Amounts earned and unvested were paid in options or shares of ___________________ restricted stock under the Plan during 1993. Restrictions will be removed or options will vest at the rate of 25% each December for four (4) years, which began December 1993. (iii) Amounts unearned and unvested were paid in options or shares of restricted stock ____________ under the Plan during 1993. Restrictions will be removed or options will vest as to 50% thereof in each of December 1995 and December 1996. The payments made in accordance with item (i) above were separate and apart from the Plan and are reflected in column (h) of the Summary Compensation Table for 1992. The grants made in accordance with items (ii) and (iii) are reflected in column (f) for 1992. Without such elections and subject to certain reductions and limitations, participants were generally entitled to receive the vested portion of their LTIP account balances on the earlier to occur of (a) termination of their employment, (b) termination of the LTIP if prior to December 31, 1996, or (c) April 10, 1997. (5) Pursuant to 1991 amendments, LTIP participants were permitted to elect an accelerated payment option pursuant to which they could receive in December 1991 and April 1992 amounts approximating 95% and 5%, respectively, of the vested portion of their LTIP account balances (excluding bonuses previously paid), subject to certain maximum dollar limitations. Without such accelerated payment option and subject to certain reductions and limitations, participants were generally entitled to receive the vested portion of their LTIP account balances on the earlier to occur of (a) termination of their employment, (b) termination of the LTIP if prior to December 31, 1993, or (c) April 10, 1994. (6) Includes payments of $1,086,328 and $1,890,765 upon Mr. Hutchcraft's retirement under the Kaiser Retirement Plan and the Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan, respectively. See, "Executive Compensation--Pension Plan Table." Also includes $100,000 paid upon his retirement. See, "--Employment Contracts...." (7) Includes $10,108 and $8,000, $4,800 and $4,500, and $4,326 and $4,200 under the Kaiser Savings Plan (as defined below) for 1993 and 1992, respectively, to Messrs. Hutchcraft, La Duc and Bonn, respectively. Also includes $3,423 credited in 1992 to Mr. Hutchcraft under the Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan described below. Includes $15,364 loan forgiveness granted to Mr. Bonn in March 1992. (8) Includes moving related items of $40,443, $3,969 and $76,684 for Messrs. Haymaker, La Duc and Bonn, respectively. (9) Mr. Pierno receives his compensation from MAXXAM; however the Company reimburses MAXXAM for certain allocable costs associated with the performance of services for the Company by such executive officer. The table reflects such officer's total compensation, rather than any allocated part of such compensation. Mr. Pierno's compensation for 1991 is not included since he was not an executive officer of the Company at any time during such year. (10) Pursuant to Mr. Pierno's employment agreement, his personal loans from MAXXAM outstanding on the date of such agreement are forgiven at the rate of $15,000 per year. This amount is included as part of his bonus compensation. See, "Certain Transactions" for discussion on such personal loans. (11) Represent matching contributions by MAXXAM during 1993 and 1992, respectively, under the MAXXAM 401(k) savings plan of $8,994 and $4,782, and $48,185 and $45,341 accrued during 1993 and 1992, respectively, in respect of MAXXAM's revised capital accumulation plan pursuant to which, in general, benefits vesting 10% annually are payable upon termination of employment with MAXXAM. (12) Represents bonus paid by MAXXAM. (13) As of December 31, 1993, Messrs. Bonn and La Duc each owned 131,110 shares of restricted Common Stock of the Company valued at approximately $1,179,990 based on the closing price of $9.00 per share. Restrictions on such shares will be lifted on each December 2, 1994, 1995 and 1996 as to shares totaling 36,237, 47,436 and 47,437, respectively, for each of Mr. Bonn and Mr. La Duc. No dividends will be paid to Messrs. Bonn and La Duc during the periods of restriction. No other named executive officer held restricted stock of the Company at fiscal year end 1993. (14) Includes payout during 1993 of $5,934 of shares of the Company's Common Stock issued in April 1993 as 5% of 1992 distribution, $699 in cash paid in April 1993 for fractional shares and balance of 1992 LTIP account pursuant to December 1992 election as described in footnote (4) above, and $332,918 of shares of the Company's Common Stock issued in November and December 1993 as to which restrictions were lifted. (15) Represents stock appreciation rights Mr. La Duc received from MAXXAM with respect to MAXXAM's common stock.
OPTION/SAR GRANTS TABLE The following table sets forth certain information concerning options to purchase Common Stock granted in fiscal year 1993 to any of the named executive officers, of which there was only one:
Grant Individual Grants Date Value ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------- (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) % of Total Number Options/ of Securities SARS Grant Underlying Granted to Exercise or Date Options/SARs Employees in Base Price Expiration Present Name Grants (#) 1993(1) ($/Share) Date Value $ (1) ------------------------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- ----------------- George T. Haymaker, Jr. 100,000 15% $7.25 05/18/2003 $ 412,000 --------------- (1) Valuation utilizing Black-Scholes Option Price Model using the following assumptions: 5-year monthly volatility since July 1991, 5.92% risk-free rate (10-year Government Bond), no dividend yield and 10-year exercise or expiration date. No adjustments were made for non-transferability or risk of forfeiture.
Mr. Haymaker's options set forth in the tables above and below were granted under the Kaiser 1993 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan upon such plan being approved by the Company's stockholders in May 1993. The options to purchase shares of the Company's Common Stock vest 20% on the anniversary date of the grant and an additional 20% on each anniversary date thereafter until fully vested. OPTION/SAR EXERCISES AND FISCAL YEAR END VALUE TABLE The table below provides information on an aggregated basis concerning each exercise of stock options (or tandem SARs) and freestanding SARs during the fiscal year ended December 31, 1993 by each of the named executive officers, of which there were none, and the 1993 fiscal year-end value of unexercised options and SARs.
(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Number of Unexercised Value of Undercised Options/SARs in-the-Money Options/SARs at Year End (#) at Fiscal Year-End ($) (2) ------------------------------- ------------------------------ Shares Acquired on Value Name Exercise (#) (1) Realized ($) Exercisable Unexercisable Exercisable Unexercisable ---------------------------- --------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- -------------- ------------- George T. Haymaker, Jr. -- -- -0- 100,000 $-0-(2) $175,000(2) John T. La Duc -- -- 2,000 8,000 17,750(3) 71,000(3) Anthony R. Pierno -- -- 26,000 7,000 53,250(3) 17,750(3) ----------------- (1) If no shares received, the number reflected, if any, represents the number of securities with respect to which options/SARs were exercised. (2) Valued at $9.00, the closing price of the Company's Common Stock on the New York Stock Exchange on December 31, 1993, less exercise price. (3) Valued at $36.875, the closing price of MAXXAM's common stock on the American Stock Exchange on December 31, 1993, less exercise price.
The SARs set forth in the above table for Messrs. La Duc and Pierno were granted under MAXXAM's 1984 Phantom Share Plan. The SARs are exercisable for cash, MAXXAM common stock or a combination thereof at the discretion of MAXXAM's Board of Directors, and vest with respect to 20% on the anniversary date of the grant and an additional 20% on each anniversary date thereafter until fully vested. PENSION PLAN TABLE KACC maintains a qualified, defined-benefit Retirement Plan (the "Kaiser Retirement Plan") for salaried employees of KACC and co- sponsoring subsidiaries who meet certain eligibility requirements. The table below shows estimated annual retirement benefits payable under the terms of the Kaiser Retirement Plan to participants with the indicated years of credited service. These benefits are reflected without reduction for the limitations imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") on qualified plans and before adjustment for the Social Security offset, thereby reflecting aggregate benefits to be received under the Kaiser Retirement Plan and the Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan (as defined below).
Years of Service Annual ------------------------------------------------------- Remuneration 15 20 25 30 35 ------------ ---------- --------- ---------- --------- --------- $125,000 $28,125 $37,500 $46,875 $56,250 $65,625 150,000 33,750 45,000 56,250 67,500 78,750 175,000 39,375 52,500 65,625 78,750 91,875 200,000 45,000 60,000 75,000 90,000 105,000 225,000 50,625 67,500 84,375 101,250 118,125 250,000 56,250 75,000 93,750 112,500 131,250 300,000 67,500 90,000 112,500 135,000 157,500 400,000 90,000 120,000 150,000 180,000 210,000 450,000 101,250 135,000 168,750 202,500 236,250 500,000 112,500 150,000 187,500 225,000 262,500 600,000 135,000 180,000 225,000 270,000 315,000 720,000 162,000 216,000 270,000 324,000 378,000
The estimated annual retirement benefits shown are based upon the assumptions that current Kaiser Retirement Plan provisions remain in effect, that the participant retires at age 65, and that the retiree receives payments based on a straight life annuity for his lifetime. Messrs. Hutchcraft, La Duc and Bonn had 37.8, 24.3 and 26.5 years of credited service, respectively, on December 31, 1993. Monthly retirement benefits, except for certain minimum benefits, are determined by multiplying years of credited service (not in excess of 40) by the difference between 1.50% of average monthly compensation for the highest base period (of 36, 48 or 60 consecutive months, depending upon compensation level) in the last 10 years of employment and 1.25% of monthly primary Social Security benefits. The compensation covered by the Kaiser Retirement Plan includes base salary and bonus payments. Mr. Hutchcraft had compensation covered by the Kaiser Retirement Plan in 1993 of $450,000, which differed by more than 10% from that set forth in the Summary Compensation Table (column (c) plus column (d) thereof). Mr. Hutchcraft's accrued vacation pay for 1993 did not qualify as compensation for purposes of the Kaiser Retirement Plan. Participants are entitled to retire and receive pension benefits, unreduced for age, upon reaching age 62 or after 30 years of credited service. Full early pension benefits (without adjustment for Social Security offset prior to age 62) are payable to participants who are at least 55 years of age and have completed 10 or more years of pension service (or whose age and years of pension service total 70) and who have been terminated by KACC or an affiliate for reasons of job elimination or partial disability. Participants electing to retire prior to age 62 who are at least 55 years of age and have completed 10 or more years of pension service (or whose age and years of pension service total at least 70) may receive pension benefits, unreduced for age, payable at age 62 or reduced benefits payable earlier. Participants who terminate their employment after five years or more of pension service, or after age 55 but prior to age 62, are entitled to pension benefits, unreduced for age, commencing at age 62 or actuarially reduced benefits payable earlier. For participants with five or more years of pension service or who have reached age 55 and who die, the Kaiser Retirement Plan provides a pension to their eligible surviving spouses. Upon retirement, participants may elect among several payment alternatives including, for most types of retirement, a lump-sum payment. Mr. Hutchcraft elected to receive such lump-sum payment in the amount of $1,086,328 upon his retirement as reflected in column (i) of the Summary Compensation Table. All executive officers who are also employees and other regular employees of MAXXAM automatically participate in the MAXXAM Pension Plan (the "Pension Plan"), a noncontributory, funded plan. Benefits equal the sum of an employee's "past service benefit" and "future service benefit." Benefits are based on an employee's base salary or wages, plus overtime (excluding bonuses, commissions, incentive compensation and all other extra compensation). Under the Pension Plan, the annual past service benefit is the greatest of (i) benefits accrued under the plan through December 31, 1986, (ii) the product of (a) the sum of 0.8% of the participant's Past Service Compensation Base (as defined), plus 0.8% of his Past Service Compensation Base in excess of $15,000 multiplied by (b) his credited years of service prior to January 1, 1987, or (iii) the product of 1.2% of his Past Service Compensation Base multiplied by his credited years of service prior to January 1, 1987. For 1987 and 1988, the annual future service benefit equaled 1.6% of an employee's compensation up to two thirds of the Social Security wage base, plus 2.4% of any remaining compensation. Effective January 1, 1989, the annual future service benefit equals 1.75% of an employee's compensation for each year of participation, plus 0.6% of the employee's compensation in excess of $10,000. The amount of an employee's aggregate compensation that may be included in benefit computations under the Pension Plan is limited to $235,840 for 1993. This amount is reduced to $150,000 beginning in 1994. Benefits are generally payable as a lifetime annuity or, with respect to married employees, as a 50% joint and survivor annuity, or, if the employee elects (with spousal consent), in certain alternative annuity forms. Benefits under the Pension Plan are not subject to any deductions for Social Security or other offsets. The covered compensation for 1993 and credited years of service as of December 31, 1993 for the Pension Plan and estimated annual benefits payable upon retirement at normal retirement age for the named executive officers (other than those compensated by KACC who do not participate in the Pension Plan), of which there was only one, were as follows: Mr. Pierno: $235,840--4 years-- $35,783. The projected benefits shown above were computed as lifetime annuity amounts, payable beginning at age 65. The benefit amounts reflect a covered compensation limit of $150,000 for 1994 and subsequent years under Section 401(a)(17) of the Code. In addition, the amounts reflect a maximum benefit limit of $118,800 for 1994 and subsequent years (with early retirement reductions where applicable) that is placed upon annual benefits that may be paid to a participant in the Pension Plan at retirement under Section 415 of the Code. Combined plan limits applicable to employees participating in both defined contribution and defined benefit plans have not been reflected. Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan KACC maintains an unfunded, non-qualified Supplemental Benefits Plan (the "Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan"), the purpose of which is to restore benefits which would otherwise be paid from the Kaiser Retirement Plan or the Supplemental Savings and Retirement Plan, a qualified Section 401(k) plan (the "Kaiser Savings Plan"), were it not for the limitations imposed by the Code. Participation in the Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan includes all employees of KACC and its subsidiaries whose benefits under the Kaiser Retirement Plan and Kaiser Savings Plan are likely to exceed the maximum dollar limitations imposed by the Code. Eligible participants are entitled to receive the equivalent of the Kaiser Retirement Plan and Kaiser Savings Plan benefits which they may be prevented from receiving under those plans because of Code limitations. Mr. Hutchcraft received a benefit payment in the amount of $1,890,765 upon retirement under the Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan, as reflected in column (i) of the Summary Compensation Table. Kaiser Termination Payment and Benefits Continuation Policy Most full-time salaried employees of KACC are eligible for benefits under an unfunded termination policy if their employment is involuntarily terminated, subject to a number of exclusions. The policy provides for lump sum payments after termination ranging from one-half month's salary for less than one year of service graduating to eight months' salary for 30 or more years of service. The amounts payable to Messrs. La Duc and Bonn under the policy if they had been involuntarily terminated on December 31, 1993 would have been $120,000 and $126,175, respectively. MAXXAM Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan Effective March 8, 1991, MAXXAM adopted an unfunded non qualified Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (the "SERP"). The SERP provides that participants are entitled to receive benefits which would have been payable to such participants under the Pension Plan except for the limitations imposed by the Code. Participants in such plan are selected by MAXXAM's Board of Directors or are entitled to participate by virtue of provisions in their employment agreements. Only one executive officer of the Company, Mr. Pierno, was entitled to receive benefits under the SERP during 1993. The following projections for Mr. Pierno are based on the same assumptions as utilized in connection with the Pension Plan projections above. The 1994 qualified plan pay limit ($150,000) and benefit limit ($118,800) are reflected for all years in the future. In addition, no future increases in the participant's covered compensation amount from the 1993 levels are assumed.
COVERED COMPENSATION FOR 1993: Qualified Plan $ 235,840 Nonqualified Plan 85,392 ------ Total $ 321,232 ======= CREDITED YEARS OF SERVICE AS OF 4 DECEMBER 31, 1993 PROJECTED NORMAL RETIREMENT BENEFIT: Qualified Plan $ 35,873 Nonqualified Plan 18,778 ------ Total $ 54,561 ======
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS AND TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT AND CHANGE-IN-CONTROL ARRANGEMENTS Pursuant to an employment agreement dated October 1, 1992, A. Stephens Hutchcraft, Jr. held the position of President of the Company and KACC, and from January 1, 1993 through December 31, 1993, Mr. Hutchcraft also became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and KACC. Mr. Hutchcraft's agreement provided for a 1993 base salary of $450,000 and for termination of his participation in the LTIP as of December 31, 1992, with payment of his estimated account balance thereunder on December 31, 1992 with any adjustment from estimated to actual balance determined after preparation of audited financial statements for 1992, to be made on or about April 10, 1993. Pursuant to this agreement, Mr. Hutchcraft was paid $1,358,000 on December 31, 1992 and $18,874 on April 8, 1993 on account of his LTIP account balance. Also, Mr. Hutchcraft was paid $100,000 upon his retirement under Section 4.5 of his employment agreement, which provided for additional retirement benefits based on a formula, subject to a $100,000 maximum. Prior to the time of his election as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and KACC, Mr. Hutchcraft served as Chief Operating Officer in addition to President of the Company and KACC and his compensation was established pursuant to the base salary program and bonus plan for executives and managers of the Company generally, as described below, and based on certain performance factors. See "Compensation Committee Report on Executive Compensation." The compensation set forth in Mr. Hutchcraft's agreement was also established in recognition of his previous compensation history, in anticipation of his new additional responsibilities as Chairman of the Board, his personal leadership qualities and industry expertise widely recognized in the Company and in the aluminum industry, and also as an incentive to Mr. Hutchcraft to continue in the employ of the Company. Upon his retirement as of December 31, 1993, Mr. Hutchcraft received payments under the Kaiser Retirement Plan and the Kaiser Supplemental Benefits Plan, as reflected in column (i) of the Summary Compensation Table. On April 1, 1993, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Mr. George T. Haymaker, Jr. pursuant to which Mr. Haymaker joined the Company in May 1993 as President and Chief Operating Officer until he was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective January 1, 1994 upon Mr. Hutchcraft's retirement. Mr. Haymaker's agreement has a term of five (5) years, provides for a base salary of $450,000 per annum and a bonus target of 50% of his salary beginning fiscal year 1994. Mr. Haymaker was not paid a bonus for calendar 1993 pursuant to the terms of the agreement. Any bonus actually awarded for 1994 or thereafter could be less or greater than the target level, depending upon corporate performance as compared to corporate plan objectives, as well as individual performance. Pursuant to Mr. Haymaker's agreement, he received an initial award under the Plan upon its approval by stockholders of options to purchase up to 100,000 shares of Common Stock at its fair market value on the date of the award. Such options vest 20% per year for a period of five (5) years and are reflected in the Summary Compensation Table. In the event of a change of control of the Company or KACC which within one year thereafter adversely affects Mr. Haymaker's title, position, duties, responsibilities or compensation, Mr. Haymaker's employment agreement provides that he may elect to be deemed terminated without cause, and therefore, entitled to a severance payment in an amount equal to two times his base annual salary reduced by any payment made as discussed under "Pension Plan Table--Kaiser Termination Payment and Benefits Continuation Policy" above. Additionally, in the event of such termination, Mr. Haymaker's options for 100,000 shares of Common Stock shall fully vest. Mr. Haymaker's employment agreement further provides that he vests 20% per year in an unfunded non-qualified supplemental benefit, payable at retirement after age 62, equal to a benefit determined as if his Kaiser Retirement Plan pension were based on his aggregate service with KACC and a prior employer (25 years), less his pension from that prior employer and any retirements from KACC. Mr. Pierno and MAXXAM entered into a five-year employment agreement effective as of March 8, 1990. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Mr. Pierno was entitled during 1993 to a base salary of $321,232 per year, which amount is increased annually by an amount not less than the increase in the Consumer Price Index for that year. The agreement provided for a bonus for the year 1992 in an amount not less than 75% and not more than 125% of Mr. Pierno's then base salary. Although the agreement specifies no bonus percentage for the years 1993 and 1994, a bonus as reflected in the Summary Compensation Table was paid during 1993, and in the employment agreement MAXXAM expresses an intent to pay a bonus during 1994 in the same percentage range. The agreement also entitles Mr. Pierno to participate in employee benefit plans and programs applicable to senior executives of MAXXAM. Mr. La Duc held the positions of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and KACC and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MAXXAM pursuant to an employment agreement among MAXXAM, KACC and Mr. La Duc, which commenced September 26, 1990, and expired December 31, 1993. The employment agreement provided for an initial base salary of $190,000, with any increases at the discretion of KACC and MAXXAM. Currently, Mr. La Duc continues in his employment in such positions with the Company, KACC and MAXXAM. Subject to limitations pursuant to the LTIP, an annual bonus may be paid under the terms of the KACC bonus plan. Mr. La Duc is eligible to participate in the employee benefit plans and programs maintained by KACC, as from time to time in effect, applicable to senior executives of KACC, including, but not limited to, the Plan. KACC and MAXXAM entered into an employment agreement with Mr. Joseph A. Bonn, Vice President, Planning and Administration of the Company and KACC. The employment agreement has a term of three years ending June 30, 1994, and provides for an initial base salary of $210,000, which has and may increase at the discretion of KACC and MAXXAM. Subject to limitations pursuant to the LTIP, an annual bonus may be paid under the terms of the KACC bonus plan. Mr. Bonn is eligible to participate in the employee benefit plans and programs maintained by KACC, as from time to time in effect, applicable to senior executives of KACC, including, but not limited to, the Plan. COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT ON EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION The members, the names of whom this report appears over, served on the Company's Compensation Committee during all of 1993. The Company's principal subsidiary, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation ("KACC"), has the same members on its Committee. Although certain plans or programs in which executive officers of the Company participate are jointly sponsored by the Company and KACC, executive officers of the Company are directly employed and compensated by KACC. References to the "Company" made in the remainder of this report of the Committee are deemed to include KACC as well as the Company. The Committee reviews and approves proposals which cover the initiation, modification or termination of benefit plans, salaries or other compensation except where such functions are performed by a plan committee, a board of directors of a subsidiary of the Company or as covered by collective bargaining arrangement or other binding contract. In performing its responsibilities, the Committee frequently obtains reports and/or recommendations from management, particularly from the Company's President and its Vice President-Planning and Administration, and from time to time and on an ad hoc basis, reports, studies or recommendations from outside compensation consulting firms. Generally, the Committee holds regular meetings in connection with the regular meetings of the board of directors, which are usually four times per year, and meets more frequently during the third and fourth quarters of the year. The Committee's actions with respect to salary, bonus and other elements of executive compensation are generally effectuated as of the first of the calendar year and approved by the Committee as early as September and as late as January. The Company's compensation philosophy consists of three key priorities: Cash flow and profit enhancement - Compensation programs are designed to support the primary corporate objective of long-term cash flow and profit generation. Both annual and longer term variable compensation programs are utilized and designed to emphasize performance measures that contribute to long-term cash flow and corporate profits generation. Business unit orientation - Sensitivity to various of the Company's decentralized business units requires a development of operational objectives at major business component units. Incentive emphasis - Strong emphasis is placed on incentives, so that compensation can, to the degree possible, reward an individual's efforts to achieve the short- and long- term objectives of the unit or function for which he or she has responsibilities. COMPENSATION POLICIES FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS The Company's compensation of its executive officers is administered in an overall program which includes the managers and other key employees of its six operating divisions. Under the direction of the Committee, management prepares recommendations for the Committee based, generally, on the following methodology: Comparator Companies - Using a data base, a select group of approximately 20 companies is used as a primary comparator group. The group indexes a mix of major customers, suppliers, competitors and regionally equivalent comparable companies. Two of the three companies that make up the S&P 500 Aluminum Industry Index are included in this group. These companies usually range in size from $1 billion to about $13 billion in assets. They typically average $4 billion in annual revenues. The data are size-adjusted to allow comparisons to the Company based on revenues. Position Matching - The Company develops a description of various key positions and their major responsibilities. These include the scope of the job as indicated by unit sales levels, number of employees, production levels, reporting level and other relevant factors. These positions are matched to data base descriptions to insure an accurate match to reasonably comparable positions at comparative companies. Annual Bonus Incentives - The Company maintains a bonus plan for officers and managers which was first approved by stockholders in 1967. It was last materially amended in 1989. Early in each year, a target bonus award, based on the Company's target financial and operating plan for the year, is established. In establishing the target, target bonus levels at comparator companies are reviewed, and the target (as a percent of base compensation) is established at approximately the median of the target bonus levels of comparator companies. Performance above expected levels can result in above average bonus payments. Performance is viewed not only in terms of earnings, but also within the context of industry trends, possible longer term impacts of objectives achieved, progress toward multi-year, general corporate objectives, leadership, and performance of both regularly assigned duties and extraordinary contributions. The Committee, pursuant to the bonus plan, identifies officers and management personnel of the Company who, by their services, ability, diligence and ingenuity make direct and important contributions to the Company's profits, performance, growth and continued success and authorizes bonus awards payable in cash to such persons. The Company's general compensation objectives for executives are: (i) to pay base salaries in approximately the 45th to 50th percentile of its competitive market, (ii) to utilize bonus awards as incentives (iii) to allow extra compensation for above average performance and effort, (iv) to provide long-term incentives which will result in opportunities for executives and key managers to realize personal rewards from good long-term performance, (v) to pay other benefits generally in the 50th percentile of its comparative market, and (vi) to provide executive perquisites which are at or slightly below its competitive market level. In determining recommendations to the Committee for bonus payments to be paid, the Company's Management considers certain performance weighing factors. For example, the Chief Executive Officer bonus recommendation is based 75% on corporate objectives and performance and 25% on individual performance; corporate staff executives' bonus recommendations are based 50% on corporate objectives and performance and 50% on individual performance; and business unit managers' and heads of major plants' bonus recommendations are based 25% on corporate objectives and performance, 25% on individual performance, and 50% on business unit or plant objectives and performance. Elements of corporate performance considered include a comparison of production and financial results for a period both with the planned production and financial results for the period and with production and financial results of competitors within the aluminum industry for the period. Elements of individual performance considered include a comparison of an individual's planned objectives in areas such as safety, quality, on-time performance, budget, development and implementation of strategic plans, and other projects. Consideration of such factors, and giving the relative weight to such factors described above, forms the basis for the determination of whether bonuses will be paid for a period and of the amount of any such bonuses. Based principally on the determination that the Company's financial performance was lower than its planned financial performance and the performance of its competitors in the aluminum industry for 1993, it was determined that, with one exception, the Company or KACC would not pay bonuses in 1993. One bonus was paid to an executive officer (who is not named in the Summary Compensation Table) because a business unit's performance exceeded its plan goals. Two named executive officers received bonuses from MAXXAM. DISCRETION OF THE COMMITTEE After receiving and considering the recommendations of management, the Committee may consider whatever additional or other factors it deems to be relevant or appropriate to consider in establishing or approving compensation levels for executives. Among such factors may be the cost of living, the establishment of bonus targets as a percentage of salary, and related quantitative factors. The Committee is also mindful that the Company is largely involved in the production and sales of a commodity for which there is a world-wide market and price structure and therefore considers not only absolute performance but performance within the context of the world markets and performance of competitive companies. The Committee considers that activities in one year may relate to results or growth in another year and that services provided in difficult times may be more exacting, in some respects, than those provided in years in which markets provide higher prices, stronger demand and higher earnings. The Committee also recognizes that the duties of some executive employees may be more directly linked to short- term revenues or earnings than others, and that the support provided in some functions may enable the efforts of others to be more successful. With respect to compensation levels for 1993, the Committee considered the depressed world and domestic aluminum industry conditions, the slightly higher performance in general of the Company's competitors in the aluminum industry, the Company's performance was lower than its plan, and non-controllable events or conditions such as the world- wide glut of supply affecting the aluminum industry as well as the Company's performance and financial results. After such considera- tion, the Committee determined that, in general, 1994 salaries would be kept at 1993 levels. The Committee typically makes its final compensation determinations in an "Executive Session" at which time it excludes all non-Committee members which may be affected by the action or decision. STOCK/OPTION PLAN During 1993, the board of directors of the Company adopted, and the stockholders of the Company approved, the Kaiser 1993 Omnibus Stock Incentive Plan (the "Plan"). The Plan is utilized to provide those persons who have substantial responsibility for management and growth of the Company with an opportunity to increase their ownership of Common Stock, stock options or related types of benefits. The Plan is used as the primary long-term incentive program for officers, key employees and middle managers of the Company. Grants were made under the Plan in 1993 in order to provide long-term retention and performance incentives to the recipients of the grants. The size of the grants was determined based upon surveys of jobs at comparator companies similar to the jobs of the recipients, in order to determine the percentage of compensation for such jobs that represented long-term incentive compensation. The value calculated by applying the median of such percentages to each recipient's base compensation was converted into options for shares of the Company's stock based upon an approximation of the value of such options for the thirty days preceding the grant. EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS From time to time and for various reasons, management and the board of directors has deemed it appropriate to enter into specific employment agreements with certain executive officers. Such agreements may relate, for example, to the further retention of the officer or a commitment by the officer to relocate to another location. Where such agreements are made, they are negotiated by the Company's General Counsel, or his designee under the supervision of the Committee and reviewed and approved by the board of directors or the Committee. In making its compensation decisions and in negotiating and approving such employment contracts, the Committee is mindful of the Company's overall corporate objectives and its compensation objectives described above as well as the circumstances making the employment agreement an appropriate compensation mechanism. Such employment agreements generally range in term from one to five years. During 1993, Messrs. Hutchcraft, La Duc and Bonn were employed under employment agreements as discussed under the heading, "Employment Contracts, Termination of Employment and Change-in- Control Arrangements." COMPENSATION OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR THE LAST COMPLETED FISCAL YEAR A. Stephens Hutchcraft, Jr. served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of the Company until his retirement effective December 31, 1993. Mr. Hutchcraft was employed pursuant to a written employment agreement which was entered into as of October 1, 1992. His 1993 base salary of $450,000 was established at the time of his employment agreement with the Company pursuant to the base salary program and bonus plan for executives and managers for the Company generally and, in part, on a level of compensation in recognition of his previous compensation history, the assumption of additional responsibilities as Chairman of the Board, his leadership qualities and industry expertise widely recognized in the Company and in the aluminum industry, and as an incentive to continue in the employ of the Company. Mr. Hutchcraft received a 12.5% increase in his 1993 annual salary over his 1992 salary. This increase was not based on the Company's 1992 performance but on the factors previously stated. Mr. Hutchcraft's LTIP payouts in 1991 and 1992 as shown in the Summary Compensation Table represent the bulk of his benefit under the Company's LTIP and was paid by virtue of participation percentages therein granted to Mr. Hutchcraft as a long-term incentive in 1989. COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNAL REVENUE CODE SECTION 162(M) Section 162(m) of the Code, enacted in 1993, generally disallows a tax deduction to public companies for compensation over $1 million paid to the Chief Executive Officer and four other most highly compensated executive officers of such corporations. Qualifying performance-based compensation will not be subject to the deduction limit if certain requirements are met. No current action on the part of the Company has been taken for 1994 in response to such Section 162(m) and the proposed regulations thereunder. The Company does not expect Section 162(m) of the Code to have a material impact upon the deductibility of compensation paid to its covered executives during 1994. The Company currently intends to structure the performance-based portion of the compensation of its executive officers (which currently consists of stock option grants and the discretionary annual bonuses described above) in a manner that complies with the new statute and proposed regulations (or as finalized) thereunder for those executive officers of the Company prior to such fiscal year as such officers may become subject to such deduction limitation. Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors Ezra G. Levin, Chairman Robert Marcus COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION No member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company was, during the 1993 fiscal year, an officer or employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or was formerly an officer of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or, other than Mr. Levin, had any relationships requiring disclosure by the Company under Item 404 of Regulation S-K. Mr. Levin served on the Company's Compensation Committee and Board during 1993. Mr. Levin is also a partner in the law firm of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel, which provided legal services for the Company and its subsidiaries during 1993. During the Company's 1993 fiscal year, no executive officer of the Company served as (i) a member of the compensation committee (or other board committee performing equivalent functions) of another entity, one of whose executive officers served on the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, (ii) a director of another entity, one of whose executive officers served on the Compensation Committee of the Company, or (iii) a member of the compensation committee (or other board committee performing equivalent functions) of another entity, one of whose executive officers served as a director of the Company. PERFORMANCE GRAPH The following performance graph compares, on a quarterly basis since July 11, 1991, the cumulative total stockholder return on the Company's Common Stock with the cumulative total returns of the S&P 500 Stock Index and a peer group which consists of companies included by S&P in its published index for the Aluminum Industry. The graph assumes that the value of the investment in the Company's Common Stock and each index was $100 at July 31, 1991 and that all dividends were reinvested. The data points are calculated as of the last trading day for the month indicated. The measurement period for the following graph is less than 5 years because the Company only became publicly traded on July 11, 1991, the date of the commencement of the Company's initial public offering.
Base Period July 91 Sep 91 Dec 91 Mar 92 Jun 92 Sep 92 Dec 92 Mar 93 Jun 93 Sep 93 Dec 93 Kaiser Aluminum Corp. 100.00 93.71 80.86 105.02 83.40 60.75 66.92 58.19 61.10 55.28 69.82 S&P 500 Index 100.00 100.82 109.27 106.51 108.54 111.96 117.60 122.73 123.33 126.52 129.45 Aluminum 100.00 92.57 93.32 97.17 105.18 90.64 95.53 92.15 96.35 90.83 97.81
CERTAIN TRANSACTIONS For periods through June 30, 1993, the Company and its subsidiaries (including KACC) were members of an affiliated group of corporations (an "Affiliated Group") within the meaning of Section 1504 of the Code, of which MAXXAM is the common parent corporation (the "MAXXAM Tax Group"). Effective July 1, 1993, the Company and its subsidiaries are no longer members of the MAXXAM Tax Group (the "Deconsolidation") but are members of a new Affiliated Group of which the Company is the common parent corporation (the "New Kaiser Tax Group"). The taxable income and loss and tax credits for the Company and its subsidiaries for the period January 1, 1993 through June 30, 1993, will be included in the 1993 MAXXAM Tax Group consolidated Federal income tax return (the "MAXXAM 1993 Tax Return"). For periods beginning on or after July 1, 1993 (the "Post Deconsolidation Periods"), the taxable income and loss and tax credits for the Company and its subsidiaries will be included in the consolidated Federal income tax returns to be filed for the New Kaiser Tax Group. As a consequence of the Deconsolidation, the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement (as defined below) and the Kaiser Tax Allocation agreement (as defined below) (collectively, the "Tax Allocation Agreements") terminated pursuant to their terms, effective with respect to Post Deconsolidation Periods. The provisions of the Tax Allocation Agreements will continue to govern taxable periods ending before the date of the Deconsolidation (the "Pre Deconsolidation Periods"). Therefore, payments or refunds may still be required by or payable to the Company or KACC under the Tax Allocation Agreements for Pre Deconsolidation Periods due to the final resolution of audits, amended returns and related matters with respect to such Pre Deconsolidation Periods. However, the Company's and KACC's credit agreement dated as of February 15, 1994 (the "Credit Agreement") prohibits any payments by KACC to MAXXAM pursuant to the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement after February 15, 1994, however, MAXXAM may offset amounts owing to it against amounts owed by it under the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement, and KACC may make certain payments that are required as a result of audits of MAXXAM's tax returns and only to the extent of any amounts paid after February 15, 1994 by MAXXAM to KACC under the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement. To the extent the New Kaiser Tax Group generates unused tax losses or tax credits in Post Deconsolidation Periods, such amounts will not be available to obtain refunds of amounts paid by the Company or KACC to MAXXAM for Pre Deconsolidation Periods pursuant to the Tax Allocation Agreements. It is anticipated that such losses and credits will be carried forward to offset future Federal income taxes payable by the New Kaiser Tax Group. Any unused tax attribute carryforwards existing as of the date of the Deconsolidation under the terms of the Tax Allocation Agreements will be eliminated and will not be available to offset Federal income tax liabilities of the New Kaiser Tax Group for Post Deconsolidation Periods. Upon the filing of the MAXXAM 1993 Tax Return, the tax attribute carryforwards of the MAXXAM Tax Group as of December 31, 1993 will be apportioned in part to the New Kaiser Tax Group, based upon the provisions of the relevant consolidated return regulations. It is anticipated that the amounts of such tax attribute carryforwards apportioned to the New Kaiser Tax Group will approximate or exceed the amounts of tax attribute carryforwards eliminated under the Tax Allocation Agreements. Although the amounts of tax attribute carryforwards apportioned to the New Kaiser Tax Group will be determined as of December 31, 1993, they will be available as of the date of the Deconsolidation, subject to certain limitations, to reduce Federal income taxes payable by the New Kaiser Tax Group for Post Deconsolidation Periods. In 1989, KACC and MAXXAM entered into a tax allocation agreement (the "KACC Tax Allocation Agreement"). Pursuant to the terms of the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement, MAXXAM pays any consolidated Federal income tax liability for the MAXXAM Tax Group. KACC is liable to MAXXAM for the Federal income tax liability of KACC and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "KACC Subgroup") computed as if the KACC Subgroup were a separate Affiliated Group which was never affiliated with the MAXXAM Tax Group (taking into account all limitations under the Code and regulations applicable to the KACC Subgroup), except that the KACC Subgroup excludes interest income received or accrued on an intercompany note issued by the Company in connection with a financing consummated in December 1989 (the "KACC Subgroup's Separate Income Tax Liability"). To the extent such calculation results in a net operating loss or a net capital loss or credit which the KACC Subgroup could have carried back to a prior taxable period under the principles of Sections 172 and 1502 of the Code, MAXXAM pays to KACC an amount equal to the tax refund to which KACC would have been entitled (but not in excess of the aggregate amount previously paid by KACC to MAXXAM for the current year and the three prior years). If such separately calculated net operating loss or net capital loss or credit of the KACC Subgroup cannot be carried back to a prior taxable year of the KACC Subgroup for which the KACC Subgroup paid its separate tax liability to MAXXAM, the net operating loss or net capital loss or credit becomes a loss or credit carryover of the KACC Subgroup to be used in computing the KACC Subgroup's Separate Income Tax Liability for future taxable years. The same principles are applied to any consolidated or combined state or local income tax returns filed by the MAXXAM Tax Group with respect to KACC and its subsidiaries. Although, under Treasury regulations, all members of the MAXXAM Tax Group, including the members of the KACC Subgroup, are severally liable for the MAXXAM Tax Group's Federal income tax liability for all of 1993 and applicable prior periods, under the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement, MAXXAM indemnifies each KACC Subgroup member for all Federal income tax liabilities relating to taxable years during which such KACC Subgroup member was a member of the MAXXAM Tax Group, except for payments required under the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement. During 1992, under the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement, KACC made a payment to MAXXAM of $28.0 million in respect of the year ended December 31, 1991. The eighth amendment dated as of January 7, 1993 (the "Eighth Amendment") to the Company's and KACC's former credit agreement (the "1989 Credit Agreement") prohibited the payment by KACC to MAXXAM of any additional amounts due under the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement until December 15, 1994. Therefore, amounts payable by KACC to MAXXAM with respect to the year ended December 31, 1992 have not yet been paid. KACC has recorded tax losses and tax credits for the period January 1, 1993 through June 30, 1993, and such losses and credits will be carried back to prior taxable periods under the terms of the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement. It is estimated that MAXXAM owes KACC approximately $7.0 million for this period, net of amounts owed by KACC to MAXXAM with respect to the year ended December 31, 1992. In 1991, MAXXAM also entered into a tax allocation agreement with the Company (the "Kaiser Tax Allocation Agreement"). Pursuant to the terms of the Kaiser Tax Allocation Agreement, the Federal income tax liability of the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Kaiser Subgroup") is computed using the same principles used in the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement to determine the KACC Subgroup's income tax liability. To the extent such tax liability ("Kaiser's Separate Income Tax Liability") for any applicable period exceeds the KACC Subgroup's Separate Income Tax Liability for such period, the Company is obligated to pay the amount of such difference to MAXXAM. To the extent that Kaiser's Separate Income Tax Liability for any applicable period is less than the KACC Subgroup's Separate Income Tax Liability for such period, MAXXAM is obligated to pay the amount of such difference to the Company (but not in excess of the aggregate net amount previously paid by the Company and KACC to MAXXAM for the current year and the three prior years). The foregoing principles also are applied to any consolidated or combined state or local income tax returns filed by the MAXXAM Tax Group with respect to the Company. While the Company is severally liable for the MAXXAM Tax Group's Federal income tax liability for all of 1993 and applicable prior periods, pursuant to the Kaiser Tax Allocation Agreement, MAXXAM indemnifies the Company according to the same principles as those applied to KACC Subgroup members under the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement. During 1992, under the Kaiser Tax Allocation Agreement, MAXXAM made a payment to the Company of $45,000 in respect of the year ended December 31, 1991. The Company estimates the amounts due from MAXXAM to it in respect of the year ended December 31, 1992 and for the period January 1, 1993 through the date of the Deconsolidation to be approximately $84,000 and $42,000, respectively. Under the current consolidated return regulations, the Deconsolidation caused certain tax basis adjustments and the recognition of certain types of taxable income (including amounts that were previously deferred), none of which the Company believes to be material. On June 30, 1993, the Company and KACC entered into a tax allocation agreement (the "New Tax Allocation Agreement") effective for Post Deconsolidation periods. The terms of the New Tax Allocation Agreement are identical in all material respects to those of the KACC Tax Allocation Agreement except that KACC is liable to the Company. KACC and MAXXAM have an arrangement pursuant to which they reimburse each other for certain allocable costs associated with the performance of services by their respective employees, and KACC also pays to MAXXAM amounts in respect of directors' fees for directors of KACC who are not employees of KACC and who are directors of MAXXAM. During 1993, KACC paid a total of approximately $2.0 million to MAXXAM pursuant to such arrangements and MAXXAM paid approximately $0.8 million to KACC pursuant to such arrangements. As a condition to the effectiveness of the Eighth Amendment, a subsidiary of MAXXAM made a loan to KACC on January 14, 1993 in the principal amount of $15.0 million evidenced by a promissory note (the "MAXXAM Note"). On June 30, 1993, the MAXXAM Note was exchanged for 2,132,950 Depositary Shares of the Company. The Company made a capital contribution of the MAXXAM Note to KACC, which resulted in the extinguishment of the MAXXAM Note. The Company did not declare any dividends on Common Stock during 1993. On December 15, 1992, KACC issued a note (the "PIK Note") to a subsidiary of MAXXAM in the principal amount of $2.5 million, representing the entire amount of a dividend received by such subsidiary in respect of the shares of the Company's Common Stock which it owned. The PIK Note bears interest, compounded semiannually, at a rate equal to 12% per annum, and is due and payable, together with accrued interest thereon, on June 30, 1995. KACC is not required to make any payment of principal of or interest on the PIK Note prior to June 30, 1995. However, to the extent not prohibited by the Credit Agreement, KACC may be required to prepay the PIK Note upon demand. The Credit Agreement currently prohibits the payment of principal and interest on the PIK Note except at the maturity thereof. In January 1994, MAXXAM entered into a commercial guaranty of payment (the "Guaranty") of a promissory note dated January 28, 1994, in the original principal amount of $150,000 from Mr. Anthony R. Pierno, Vice President and General Counsel of the Company, to Charter National Bank--Houston. The Guaranty is subject to an agreement between MAXXAM and Mr. Pierno that any payment by MAXXAM under the Guaranty shall be offset in like amount plus interest at 12% per annum from the date of payment on the Guaranty to the date of payment to MAXXAM by Mr. Pierno. Such offset may be made from any payments due Mr. Pierno from MAXXAM which lawfully may be the subject of such offset, including any payment under any compensation arrangement or employee benefit plan. The Guaranty was entered into by MAXXAM for the convenience of Mr. Pierno and replaces a previous guaranty with substantially the same terms entered into in February 1993 in respect of a promissory note dated January 28, 1993. Pursuant to the terms of Mr. Pierno's employment agreement with MAXXAM, his personal loans outstanding on the date of the agreement are forgiven at the rate of $15,000 per year beginning March 8, 1991, with any remaining balance being due and payable upon Mr. Pierno's termination of employment. At the time of the agreement, MAXXAM had loaned an aggregate of $150,000 at 6% interest to Mr. Pierno. The current principal balance on such loans as of March 15, 1994 was $90,000. Such loans are payable on demand, require monthly interest payments and are secured by real estate owned by Mr. Pierno. The agreement also provided for up to an additional $200,000 in loans to Mr. Pierno bearing interest at 6% per annum, with interest being payable monthly and principal being due December 15, 1994 (with prepayments due upon the exercise by Mr. Pierno of any SARs granted pursuant to the agreement or employee benefit plan). All of such amount has been borrowed by Mr. Pierno. In July 1993, MAXXAM loaned Mr. Wade $100,000 pursuant to the terms of an unsecured promissory note which bore interest at an annual rate of 6%. The loan was repaid within approximately one month with a cash payment of $50,000 and a new unsecured promissory note for $50,000, interest on which is payable monthly at an annual rate of 6%. The new note is payable upon the earliest to occur of July 20, 1998 or Mr. Wade's termination of employment with MAXXAM. In December 1993, Mr. Wade repaid $30,000 of the outstanding principal balance of the note. Mr. Levin, a director of the Company, is a partner in the law firm of Kramer, Levin, Naftalis, Nessen, Kamin & Frankel, which provides legal services for the Company and its subsidiaries. In February 1992, Pittsburgh Forgings Company filed a voluntary corporate petition under Chapter 11, Title 11, of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rusen was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Forgings Company at such time. In October 1990, Amarlite Architectural Products, Inc. ("Amarlite") filed a voluntary corporate petition under Chapter 11, Title 11, of the United States Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In December 1991, Amarlite obtained approval of its reorganization plan, which was funded and substantially consummated on January 14, 1992. Mr. Haymaker was Chief Executive Officer and a director of Amarlite during such period. COMPLIANCE WITH SECTION 16(A) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT Based solely upon a review of the copies of the Forms 3, 4 and 5 and amendments thereto furnished to the Company with respect to its most recent fiscal year, and written representations from reporting persons that no Forms 5 were required, the Company believes that all filing requirements were complied with applicable to its officers, directors and greater than ten percent beneficial owners. OTHER MATTERS INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS The Company has appointed Arthur Andersen & Co. as its independent public accountants through the conclusion of the audit with respect to the Company's 1993 fiscal year. Representatives of Arthur Andersen & Co. plan to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders and will be available to answer appropriate questions. Such representatives will also have an opportunity to make a statement at the meeting, if they so desire. STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR THE 1995 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS Stockholder proposals intended to be presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of Stockholders must be received at the Company's executive offices at 5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600, Houston, Texas 77057 by January 1, 1995 in order to be included in the Company's proxy statement and form of proxy relating to that meeting. OTHER MATTERS The cost of soliciting proxies in connection with the Annual Meeting will be borne by the Company. The Company will, if requested, reimburse banks, brokerage houses and other custodians, nominees and certain fiduciaries for their reasonable expenses incurred in mailing proxy material to their principals. Proxies may be solicited by directors, officers and employees of the Company without special remuneration. The Company has retained Corporate Investor Communications, Inc. to assist in the distribution of proxies at an estimated cost of approximately $4,800 (including expenses). In addition to the use of mails, proxies may be solicited by personal interviews, telephone or telegraph. The persons designated to vote shares covered by management proxies intend to exercise their judgment in voting such shares on other matters that may properly come before the meeting. Management knows of no matters which will be presented for action at the meeting other than as referred to in this proxy statement. By Order of the Board of Directors BYRON L. WADE Secretary April 29, 1994 Houston, Texas TABLE OF CONTENTS Notice of Annual Meeting of Stockholders Proxy Statement Election of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 The Board of Directors and its Committees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Executive Officers and Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Principal Stockholders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Executive Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Compensation Committee Report on Executive Compensation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Performance Graph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Certain Transactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Compliance with Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Other Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 [KAC Logo] NOTICE OF 1994 ANNUAL MEETING AND PROXY STATEMENT IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN AND DATE YOUR PROXY OR INSTRUCTION CARD AND PROMPTLY RETURN IT IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE. INSTRUCTION CARD FOR DEPOSITARY SHARES KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD MAY 25, 1994 The undersigned, a registered holder of $.65 Depositary Shares, each representing one-tenth of a share of the Company's Series A Mandatory Conversion Premium Dividend Preferred Stock ("Series A Shares"), hereby authorizes the Depositary, through its nominee(s), to vote or to execute proxies to vote as designated on the reverse side, all Series A Shares underlying the Depositary Shares the undersigned is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 25, 1994, and at any and all adjournments or postponements thereof. IMPORTANT: IN ORDER FOR THE DEPOSITARY TO VOTE, THIS INSTRUCTION CAR MUST BE SIGNED, DATED AND RETURNED TO THE DEPOSITARY (DIRECTLY OR THROUGH YOUR BROKER) IN THE ENCLOSED ENVELOPE ON OR BEFORE MAY 24, 1994. SEE REVERSE SIDE
/X/ PLEASE MARK VOTES AS IN THIS EXAMPLE. DEPOSITARY SHARES WILL BE VOTED BY THE DEPOSITARY AS DIRECTED BY THE UNDERSIGNED. IF NO CHOICE IS SPECIFIED, THE DEPOSITARY WILL ABSTAIN FROM VOTING WITH RESPECT TO THE SERIES A SHARES UNDERLYING THE DEPOSITARY SHARES FOR WHICH NO INSTRUCTIONS HAVE BEEN GIVEN. 1. Election of Directors 2. In their discretion, the Depositary is authorized to vote NOMINEES: Robert J. Cruikshank, George T. Haymaker, Jr., upon such other matters as may properly come before the Charles E. Hurwitz, Ezra G. Levin, Robert Marcus meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof, and Paul D. Rusen. hereby revoking any instruction(s) heretofore given by the undersigned. FOR ALL NOMINEES / / / / WITHHOLD FOR / / AGAINST / / ABSTAIN / / (except as marked FROM ALL to the contrary) NOMINEES Please sign name(s) exactly as printed hereon. If stock is held in the name of more than one person, EACH person / / should sign. Executors, administrators, trustees, etc., To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee(s) should give full title as such. If a corporation, please while voting for the remainder, write the name of the sign full corporate name by duly authorized officer. If a nominee(s) for which authority is withheld in the space partnership, please sign in partnership name by authorized above. person. Dated: 1994 Title: Signature: Signature:
PROXY FOR 8.255% PRIDES, CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS TO BE HELD MAY 25, 1994 The undersigned hereby appoints GEORGE T. HAYMAKER, JR., CHARLES E. HURWITZ, and JOHN T. LA DUC as proxies (each with power to act alone and with power of substitution) to vote, as designated on the reverse side, all shares of 8.255% PRIDES, Convertible Preferred Stock the undersigned is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 25, 1994, and at any and all adjournments or postponements thereof. SEE REVERSE PLEASE SIGN, DATE AND MAIL THIS PROXY PROMPTLY SIDE
/X/ PLEASE MARK VOTES AS IN THIS EXAMPLE. WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED AS DESIGNATED BY THE UNDERSIGNED. IF NO CHOICE IS SPECIFIED, THE PROXY WILL BE VOTED "FOR" THE ELECTION OF NOMINEES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS SET FORTH IN THE PROXY STATEMENT. 1. Election of Directors 2. In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to NOMINEES: Robert J. Cruikshank, George T. Haymaker, Jr., vote upon such other matters as may properly come Charles E. Hurwitz, Ezra G. Levin, Robert Marcus before the meeting or any adjournments or and Paul D. Rusen. postponements thereof, hereby revoking any proxy or proxies heretofore given by the undersigned. FOR ALL NOMINEES / / / / WITHHOLD FOR / / AGAINST / / ABSTAIN / / (except as marked FROM ALL to the contrary) NOMINEES Please sign name(s) exactly as printed hereon. If stock is held in the name of more than one person, / / EACH person should sign. Executors, administrators, To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee(s) trustees, etc., should give full title as such. If a while voting for the remainder, write the name of the corporation, please sign full corporate name by duly nominee(s) for which authority is withheld in the space authorized officer. If a partnership, please sign in above. partnership name by authorized person. Dated: 1994 Title: Signature: Signature:
PROXY FOR COMMON STOCK KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION SOLICITED ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE The undersigned hereby appoints GEORGE T. HAYMAKER, JR., CHARLES E. HURWITZ, and JOHN T. LA DUC as proxies (each with power to act alone and with power of substitution) to vote, as designated on the reverse side, all shares of Common Stock the undersigned is entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 25, 1994, and at any and all adjournments or postponements thereof. SEE REVERSE PLEASE SIGN, DATE AND MAIL THIS PROXY PROMPTLY SIDE
/X/ PLEASE MARK VOTES AS IN THIS EXAMPLE. WHEN PROPERLY EXECUTED, THIS PROXY WILL BE VOTED AS DESIGNATED BY THE UNDERSIGNED. IF NO CHOICE IS SPECIFIED, THE PROXY WILL B VOTED "FOR" THE ELECTION OF NOMINEES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AS SET FORTH IN THE PROXY STATEMENT. 1. Election of Directors 2. In their discretion, the proxies are authorized to vote NOMINEES: Robert J. Cruikshank, George T. Haymaker, Jr., upon such other matters as may properly come before the Charles E. Hurwitz, Ezra G. Levin, Robert Marcus meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof, and Paul D. Rusen. hereby revoking any proxy or proxies heretofore given by the undersigned. FOR ALL NOMINEES / / / / WITHHOLD FOR / / AGAINST / / ABSTAIN / / (except as marked FROM ALL to the contrary) NOMINEES Please sign name(s) exactly as printed hereon. If stock is held in the name of more than one person, EACH person / / should sign. Executors, administrators, trustees, etc., To withhold authority to vote for any individual nominee(s) should give full title as such. If a corporation, please while voting for the remainder, write the name of the sign full corporate name by duly authorized officer. If a nominee(s) for which authority is withheld in the space partnership, please sign in partnership name by authorized above. person. Dated: 1994 Title: Signature: Signature: