This is an accurate post, each director got over $100K in free stock. Thats what happens when 5 people show up at the shareholders meeting. The apathy of the shareholders is what gives them the blank checks that they write. None of the major stakeholders submitted any candidates for the board and the blind mice just voted in the incumbents.
There should no surprise that these payments were made. They are part of the standard compensation package of the Board. They are not dependent on the company's performance
72% of Depot shares are owned by institutional investors and mutual funds. These shareholders obviously are not upset with the CEO and Board's actions. Otherwise, they would have voted their proxies and pushed for changes in mgmt or the Board.