1. Articles from Anders Melin

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    1. Zuckerberg's $1.5 Million Worth of Private-Plane Trips—and Other Perks of Being the Boss

      Zuckerberg's $1.5 Million Worth of Private-Plane Trips—and Other Perks of Being the Boss

      The benefits of running a large public company go well beyond paychecks and stock awards. Take Mark Zuckerberg , who crisscrossed the U.S. last year to attend a rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas, speak with Muslim students in Dearborn, Michigan, and fish salmon in Alaska, all part of a personal challenge to meet and talk with regular people...

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    2. Honeywell CEO's 2017 Pay Is 333 Times More Than Median Worker's

      Honeywell CEO's 2017 Pay Is 333 Times More Than Median Worker's

      Honeywell International Inc. disclosed that Chief Executive Officer Darius Adamczyk’s $16.5 million pay package for last year amounts to about 333 times more than what the company’s median employee earned, making it the first S&P 100 company to disclose the ratio. The Morris Plains, New Jersey-based firm reported the ratio Friday in a regulatory filing . Thousands of publicly traded U.S. businesses will make their inaugural disclosures this year under a mandate of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act...

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    3. Activists Use Pay as a Lever— And Now You Can, Too - Bloomberg

      Activists Use Pay as a Lever— And Now You Can, Too - Bloomberg

      From Attacking CEOs! Shining a light on boards’ shortcomings as independent overseers! Girding for proxy battles! To do those kinds of things, activists often focus on executive compensation. Pay has become even more important in the years since the financial crisis, which underscored how poorly thought-out incentive structures can motivate bad behavior...

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    4. Jana’s Jab at Apple May Be a Route to Reverse Its Shrinking Assets

      Jana’s Jab at Apple May Be a Route to Reverse Its Shrinking Assets

      Barry Rosenstein’s push to protect children from overusing iPhones isn’t just about altruism. The managing partner of Jana Partners offered a simple explanation for teaming up with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System this month to urge Apple Inc. to study whether young customers are being hurt. “I don’t think there’s any conflict with generating a positive return” and corporate good, he told CNBC...

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    5. Oracle's $100 Million in Executive Pay Packages Slammed by ISS

      Oracle's $100 Million in Executive Pay Packages Slammed by ISS

      Oracle Corp. ’s attempt to respond to investor complaints about excessive executive compensation by awarding its three top bosses pay packages worth more than $100 million didn’t please proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. Investors should vote against the Redwood City, California-based company’s executive pay plan at the Nov. 15 annual meeting, ISS said Thursday in a report to clients...

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    6. An Activist Investor’s Latest Tactic: Playing Nice

      An Activist Investor’s Latest Tactic: Playing Nice

      As Nelson Peltz, founder of Trian Fund Management , angles for a seat on Procter & Gamble Co. ’s board, he’s pledging to back social, environmental, and governance issues in ways that may appeal to the consumer-products giant’s institutional investors . Weeks after disclosing its stake in P&G in February, Trian updated its website with a section expounding its commitment to corporate stewardship...

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    7. Overdose Victim's Dad Rallies Teamsters in Fight With McKesson

      Overdose Victim's Dad Rallies Teamsters in Fight With McKesson

      Travis Bornstein took to the stage last summer at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ annual convention in Las Vegas to talk about his son Tyler, who died of an overdose at 23. The father, a former Marine and president of a union chapter in Akron, Ohio, told the audience at the Paris Hotel how Tyler got hooked on painkillers after multiple elbow surgeries. It eventually led to a heroin addiction...

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    8. It's Getting Harder for CEOs Who Lie or Cheat to Escape the Ax

      It's Getting Harder for CEOs Who Lie or Cheat to Escape the Ax

      The number of chief executive officers fired for ethical lapses more than doubled in the U.S. and Canada in the past five years -- a sign, researchers say, that corporate directors are increasingly unwilling to tolerate misbehavior. Fourteen North American CEOs were ousted for ethical lapses from 2012 to 2016, compared with six in the preceding five-year period, according to a study of 2,500 global companies by PwC...

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    9. United Airlines Tied $500,000 CEO Bonus to Customer Satisfaction Results

      United Airlines Tied $500,000 CEO Bonus to Customer Satisfaction Results

      United Airlines tied $500,000 CEO bonus to customer satisfaction results The manhandling of a doctor dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight in Chicago—and CEO Oscar Munoz’s response—doesn’t figure to help his cause Subscribe to our newsletter. Anders Melin United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz has 2016 target compensation of about $14.3 million, according to his employment agreement...

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    10. AIG Will Need to Pay a Lot More for a New CEO

      AIG Will Need to Pay a Lot More for a New CEO

      AIG Will Need to Pay a Lot More for a New CEO by Analyst asks, why would a top executive want to join AIG? Outgoing chief Hancock made less than industry peers AIG CEO Peter Hancock Quits After Massive Loss American International Group Inc .’s new chief executive officer can expect to deal with a volatile industry, pressure from ratings firms and a restless board. And if the past is any guide, the new leader won’t get an industry-leading compensation package for the trouble...

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    11. Goldman Cuts Blankfein's Pay to $22 Million for 2016

      Goldman Cuts Blankfein's Pay to $22 Million for 2016

      Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reduced Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein’s compensation 27 percent, awarding him $22 million for 2016 after eliminating a long-term incentive award. Blankfein, 62, received $16 million in performance shares and a $4 million cash bonus, in addition to his $2 million salary, the New York-based firm said Friday in its annual proxy filing. Unlike past years, all of the CEO’s equity-based awards were linked to performance...

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    12. Is a CEO Worth $200 Million? Shareholders at Rail Giant Think So

      Is a CEO Worth $200 Million? Shareholders at Rail Giant Think So

      Is a CEO Worth $200 Million? Shareholders at Rail Giant Think So by Railroader Harrison requests nine-figure package to run CSX Turnaround situations sometime yield "astronomical" pay Is superstar railroad executive Hunter Harrison worth a $200 million pay package? For that matter, is any CEO worth that? The question has arisen in a shareholder activist’s campaign to shake up CSX Corp., one of North America’s major railroads.

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    13. Even Executive Pay Is Being Disrupted at Tech Giants Like Amazon - Bloomberg

      Even Executive Pay Is Being Disrupted at Tech Giants Like Amazon - Bloomberg

      Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. have upended the establishments in retailing, advertising and media -- so it may not come as a surprise that their pay plans are unusual too. The three set themselves apart from other Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies by paying bosses almost exclusively in stock grants that are free from any links to performance goals ...

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    14. Even Executive Pay is Disrupted at Tech Giants like Amazon

      Even Executive Pay is Disrupted at Tech Giants like Amazon

      Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Facebook Inc. have upended the establishments in retailing, advertising and media—so it may not come as a surprise that their pay plans are unusual too. The three set themselves apart from other Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies by paying bosses almost exclusively in stock grants that are free from any links to performance ...

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    15. These CEOs Could Earn Millions From Stock Awards Valued at Zero - Bloomberg

      These CEOs Could Earn Millions From Stock Awards Valued at Zero - Bloomberg

      As scrutiny of executive compensation intensifies, some companies are using a little-known technique that keeps potential payouts under the radar. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. and Tempur Sealy International Inc. have awarded millions of dollars in stock to top bosses and given the equity a unique value: zero. To use that figure, the companies set performance targets they said were unlikely to be met ...

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    16. SEC Rules to Expose Highest Executive Pay Seen as Easily Gamed

      SEC Rules to Expose Highest Executive Pay Seen as Easily Gamed

      When the U.S. adopted a new rule last week forcing companies to show how much more top executives earn than workers, regulators noted there’s leeway. Academics and activists have spent the time since then figuring out how boards might game the system. The 294-page pay ratio rule “provides companies with substantial flexibility,” while remaining true to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that mandated its creation, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White said Aug 5...

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