CEO compensation report

  • Minnesota’s top CEOs cashed in far more stock options in 2012 than they did the year before, boosting median total pay 2.6 percent.

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  • Minnesota CEO pay: Lots of options

    Article By: PATRICK KENNEDY and JOHN J. OSLUND ,Star Tribune Publish July 28, 2013 2:00 AM / Update July 29, 2013 9:46 AM

    Stock options represented the single biggest slice of CEO compensation in 2012, accounting for 37 cents of every $1 of CEO pay.

    “Options have been scrutinized but are still a basic component of the pay structure. These large companies are doing well, they are doing better than the rest of the economy,’’ said V. John Ella, a Minneapolis attorney who specializes in executive compensation. “So good old-fashioned stock options come roaring back.’’

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