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Some of Texas’ best-paid general counsel — those included in the five highest-paid executives in their corporations — exercised options to buy stock in 2002. The exercises are reported in the proxy statements corporations file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This list includes the number of shares they exercised and the value realized, which is the difference between the strike price of the options and the stocks. General Counsel � Corporation (City) � Shares Exercised � Value Realized Raymond G. Smerge � Centex Corp. (Dallas) � 90,400 � $2,363,380* Rick Harrington � ConocoPhillips (Houston) � 57,520 � $1,882,062 J. Rodney Lawrence � Pier 1 Imports Inc. (Fort Worth) � 110,813 � $1,787,046 Donald P. Fay � Triad Hospitals Inc. (Plano) � 30,000 � $963,225 Roger F. Thomson � Brinker International Inc. (Dallas) � 37,500 � $569,501 Ronald F. Shuff � Flowserve Corp. (Irving) � 25,000 � $386,656 Jeffrey R. Moreland � Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. (Fort Worth) � 22,531 � $296,395 J. Currie Bechtol � Frontier Oil Corp. (Houston) � 12,000 � $169,260 L. David Hanower � Burlington Resources Inc. (Houston) � 4,600 � $18,555 * Includes $469,050 in cash payments upon exercise of certain options.

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