(b) General and administrative expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 totaled $76.1 million, compared to $10.1 million for the same period in 2011. This increase is due to legal and advisory fees incurred in connection with the Combination of $9.7 million, payment of $4.8 million to four executives of ZaZa LLC pursuant to net profit agreements between ZaZa LLC and each such executive; and bonuses to ZaZa LLC Members of $17.5 million triggered by the Combination. Also included is stock compensation expense of $13.0 million due to stock granted in the second quarter of 2012. The French operations also contributed $13.2 million of general and administrative costs. Additionally, in the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, G&A expense was offset by $3.2 million and $6.6 million, respectively, for reimbursements made under the terms of the Hess joint venture for expenses related to lease acquisition costs.
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