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Zynga has given its new CEO big incentives to sell the company

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US social-gaming company Zynga hasn’t just given its new chief executive a pay package worth as much as $100 million over five years. It has also structured the package in a way that could encourage him to try to sell the company sooner rather than later.

This company successfully thwarted investors’ efforts to reign in executive pay

We recently told you about four companies ignoring their shareholders’ votes. One was Hecla Mining, a silver producer that held the polls open longer than planned when it looked like shareholders were going to reject management’s pay package.

The vote is only advisory, but Hecla’s stalling worked: Instead of failing 49.6% to 46.7%, the company’s say-on-pay vote passed with 53.7% of the vote.

When a 20% executive pay cut isn’t as painful as people might think

Air Products CEO John McGlade.

Air Products & Chemicals got some press recently when it was held up as an example of corporate America’s renewed dedication to paying CEOs only if they perform.

In an era of global corporations, the Swiss pay referendum may matter more than you think

Original publication date: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (All day)

The Swiss have spoken. Now the lawyers are trying to make sense of it all.

Ford CEO Mulally's $317 million haul

Ford CEO Alan Mulally has accumulated $317 million in Ford shares in just over six years at the company.
Original publication date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 17:56

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Alan Mulally has been very good for Ford Motor Co. And in return, Ford has been very, very good for Mulally.

In just over six years, the Ford CEO has amassed holdings valued at more than $300 million.

Pandit, a Low-Paid C.E.O. Among Wall Street Peers

Original publication date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 15:58

Vikram S. Pandit worked as Citigroup‘s chief executive for just under five years. But during that time, he earned a good deal less than what other Wall Street chieftains made.

There are a number of ways to look at Mr. Pandit’s compensation from 2007 through 2011, according to an analysis that the research firm Equilar performed for DealBook.

Citigroup’s Chief Resigns in Surprise Step

Original publication date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 21:32

Weeks before Vikram S. Pandit’s surprise resignation on Tuesday as chief executive of Citigroup, the banking giant’s powerful chairman, Michael E. O’Neill, was privately huddling with other board members to plan how to replace him, according to several people briefed on the talks.

World Leaders Commit to Rein in Financial Bonuses

Original publication date: 
Thursday, September 24, 2009 (All day)

The leaders of 20 of the world's biggest economies committed to a laundry list of executive pay reforms for financial firms, including limiting bonuses to a portion of total net revenues and linking them tightly to share prices. But don't count on sweeping mandates from regulators just yet.

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