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....The huge sum - a combination of various payments - is detailed in a 429-page document lodged with the US Securities and Investment Commission (SEC). The money includes the value of shares already owned, outstanding share options, a "golden parachute" payment, cash payments and medical benefits. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 12:31:32 PM
....The huge sum - a combination of various payments - is detailed in a 429-page document lodged with the US Securities and Investment Commission (SEC). The money includes the value of shares already owned, outstanding share options, a "golden parachute" payment, cash payments and medical benefits. ...
Wells Fargo claws back another $75m from former bosses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 04:30:05 PM
....3m) from two former executives in the wake of a fake accounts scandal. Former boss John Stumpf will give back $28m, while Carrie Tolstedt will lose share options worth $47m. ...
OK, no workers in the boardroom: but May must be strong on executive pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 07:00:53 AM
.... And pay rises and bonuses would depend on a thumbs-up from shareholders. Yes, executive salaries would increase as the paraphernalia of share options and long-term incentives was swept away, but the system would be transparent and easy to understand, useful qualities in the trust-restoring game. ...
Morgan Stanley bosses made $10m in surge after Trump election win image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 06:37:16 PM
....James Gorman, Morgan Stanley’s chief executive, made a $2. 9m profit on Friday by exercising share options granted to him at $22. ...
Deliveroo boss doubled his pay ahead of riders' protest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 03:43:34 PM
....4m a year before as the group invested in expansion in Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong and the US. The company also handed out share options worth nearly £500,000 to employees – not including Deliveroo’s couriers, who are all self-employed. ...
Women a 'distinct minority' among highest-paid in the UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:05:25 PM
....". The researchers said that while examining salary levels was important, the use of tax data gave a more complete picture of someone's income, such as earnings from dividends, interest and share options. ...
Beat savings rate cuts: Invest for income as cash returns fall lower image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 04:11:00 PM
...."It's recommended that investors spread cash across a wide range of different stocks to protect income prospects. Mr Khalaf tips National Grid and Legal & General as two good share options for income searchers. ...
Home Retail boss in line for £5m windfall after a Sainsbury's takeover image
....8p dividend, that would be worth £1m. Walden’s windfall could potentially be more than double that after he was awarded 785,000 shares and share options in May last year, which are subject to three-year performance criteria and worth £1. ...
Legal & General understates CEO's pay in annual report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of May 2016 10:34:44 AM
....As a result of changes introduced by Vince Cable when he was business secretary, companies are required to publish a “single figure” for pay which covers salary, benefits, annual bonuses and payouts from long-term incentive schemes. L&G failed to include in the “single figure” for Wilson 291,765 share options, worth £781,000, that were released to him last August. ...
There's nothing anti-American about the EU investigating Google | Nils Pratley image
....Related: More companies risk shareholder anger over excessive pay deals. The mining firm Anglo American holds its annual meeting on Thursday and the chief beef is the number of share options granted to executives at a price that may turn out to be the bottom of the commodities market. ...
BP boss faces shareholders angry at £13.8m pay deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of April 2016 08:02:35 AM
....3 million for 2015, while his annual cash bonus will also rise from £702,733 in 2014 to £976,799 for last year. The bulk of Dudley’s remuneration package is mnade up of pension and share options. ...
The Guardian view on tax avoidance: half-hearted politicians are the weakest link | Editorial image
....It is not leftwing to worry that complexity allows avoidance. It was no socialist but Nigel Lawson who aligned the taxation of capital gains and higher incomes, because he understood that any difference between the two amounted to an invitation to executives to pay themselves in share options, rather than salaries. ...
GSK's wisdom is its dullness – there's no need for a break-up image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of March 2016 07:57:49 PM
.... Three internal contenders were invited to pitch their ideas in a semi-public shoot-out. Witty, the youngest and most junior executive, won and the disappointed duo wouldn’t stay for love nor share options. ...
Pay for UK bosses is ‘absurdly high’, top headhunters admit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of March 2016 07:22:35 PM
....”. The findings are being made public just as an analysis by the High Pay Centre thinktank shows that the average pay of a chief executive – including pensions, share options and bonuses – stands at about £4. ...
Facebook to pay millions more in UK tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 09:21:28 AM
....Fellow US company Google has also been criticised for its tax arrangements. It agreed to pay £130m in back taxes in January, but the figure included a quarter of the sum related to Google’s company share options scheme. ...
Google Ireland staff paid much less than London colleagues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of February 2016 04:09:49 PM
....3bn (£14bn) – accounting for almost a third of Google’s global sales. Related: Google tax deal under fire as it emerges figure included share options scheme. ...
Google tax deal under fire as it emerges figure included share options scheme image
. George Osborne’s claim that the government secured a major corporation tax deal with Google appear to be unravelling after it emerged that a quarter of the £130m recovered by HM Revenue & Customs related to the US company’s share options scheme. ...
David Lloyd: 'I turned £10k into £1m in 10 years – then built a home for Sir Cliff’ image
..../REX/Shutterstock. I always kept my salary very low because I’m a great believer in keeping salary at a liveable level, but giving share options earned by results. ...
Angela Ahrendts: the woman aiming to make Apple a luxury brand | Observer profile image
.... And Ahrendts’s predecessor, John Browett, formerly chief executive of Dixons, lasted only six months in the job before receiving his marching orders. To realise the full astounding worth of her share options she needs to stick around for a few years. ...
Questor share tip: Sell Twitter as shares slump to record low image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 05:20:05 PM
Does it matter that Silicon Valley's unicorns are overvalued? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of November 2015 01:20:52 PM
.... . Any grumbles will have come from employees, who will have been paid in share options based on the inflated $6bn valuation, and thus will be sitting on a paper loss; and earlier shareholders, who saw their holdings diluted when the ratchet forced new shares to be issued to late-stage investors. ...
Shares guru Jim Slater: eight books that will make you a better investor image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of November 2015 07:03:34 AM
.... Another important part of my approach is to take note of directors’ dealings in the shares of their company. If they just sell a few share options every year that is acceptable but if the chief executive or financial director sell a significant number of their shares that is a red alert and a reason to avoid investing in the company. ...
Steve Jobs: the legacy of Apple's mysterious co-founder image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of November 2015 10:30:01 AM
.... It was not a humble life, however. As Gibney’s film makes clear – in tracing the tax-avoidance schemes, in dwelling on the terrible working conditions of those low-paid workers in China putting iPhones together, in allowing illegal backdated share options – Jobs and Apple were always as much about money as spirituality. ...
Be careful who you fire: Twitter's culling of engineers is shocking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 06:35:50 PM
.... And the reach of the computing world is extending everywhere, from phones to cars to buildings, which fosters demand for software programmers. Like footballers, top programmers are getting used to being mollycoddled: according to jobs site Glassdoor, which tracks salaries, a software engineer starting at Twitter, Facebook, Apple or Google could expect to be paid at least $127,000 (£82,000) annually, with medical insurance, free canteen food and holidays thrown in, as well as share options that could boost their income by 50%. ...
Asda accounts reveal profits are holding up despite sales slip image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 01:05:01 PM
.... . Excluding the share options, expenses and royalties worth £225. ...
Morrisons shows living wage need not sound death knell for retailers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of September 2015 06:48:00 PM
.... The new chief executive, David Potts, seems to be borrowing from the Archie Norman manual of how to revive a struggling supermarket chain. At Asda in the 1990s, Norman handed out share options to all, hoping to create a spirit of ownership. ...
Volkswagen scandal costs Qatar's sovereign wealth fund £3.3bn image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 06:59:21 PM
.... . The Qataris initially bought into the company through a complex deal in 2009 with Porsche, which involved the carmaker transferring most of its VW share options to Qatar Holdings. ...
Bill Winters gets £6.7m joining present from Standard Chartered image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 08:58:37 AM
.... . The payouts have become standard practice for the arrival of new executives, as otherwise few would be prepared to move jobs because they would stand lose multi-million pound share options. ...
Volkswagen: a history of boardroom clashes and controversy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of September 2015 06:29:25 PM
....The clash between Winterkorn and Piëch was also the culmination of an extraordinary battle between the Volkswagen and Porsche businesses. In 2005, Porsche began secretly buying shares in VW as part of an audacious plan to take control of a company that was 15 times larger using complex share options and financial engineering. ...
Persimmon's managers to share £240m, with £20m for Mike Farley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of August 2015 05:28:43 PM
....Related: Builders look safe as houses when it comes to executive bonuses. In the first round of awards set for December, Jeff Fairburn, chief executive, is in line to receive 934,992 share options, worth £19m at Friday’s share price, while finance director Mike Killoran will collect 1. ...
The world's biggest accounting scandals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:29:39 PM
....Pawel Bilinski, director of the Centre for Financial Analysis and Reporting Research at Cass Business School, said: “Accounting scandals happen because there is pressure to meet short-term market expectations in terms of financial and share price performance. “Bonuses and share options are often linked to hitting particular targets and these pressures may entice executives to engage in creative accounting. ...
Ofcom blows Whistl: it will no longer compete with Royal Mail image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 08:16:20 PM
....3m the day before. The sales, note, are not related to the need to meet tax bills after the vesting of share options. ...
The quoted company is at risk of becoming an endangered species image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 02:46:08 PM
.... You set up a company, built it to a decent size, and at a certain point in its development, the shares were quoted on the stock-market. The founders got to put a value on their stake, even if they didn’t want to cash out; the company got to raise capital for expansion and a currency for acquisitions; and the senior managers got share options that could be traded any time they wanted. ...
Tom Hayes, 'ringmaster' of Libor fraud, given $2.5m to stay at UBS, court hears image
....” Following the plea from Prinz, Hayes received a letter offering him $2. 5m in cash and share options if he agreed to stay at UBS. ...
Admiral insurance founder to step down after 25 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 05:41:55 PM
.... He is just six years Engelhardt’s junior and joined in August 1991, just before Admiral was launched in 1993. Neither of them take share options or long-term incentive payouts from the business because of the size of their stakes in Admiral. ...
Goodbye 'alpha' types, the future of recruitment is altogether more female image
.... “People are leaving permanent jobs to deliver contract work, which is higher margin, keeps you out of work politics and offers greater work diversity,” says Kaler. Exceptions include start-ups, where digital workers are often offered share options, and charities, where they are happy to work for lower pay but greater job satisfaction, she says. ...
Software company staff to become overnight millionaires in listing image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of May 2015 07:00:57 PM
.... He said the company’s growth was mostly the result of “great execution” of its strategy. He said: “Rewarding our staff with share options has been an important part of our growth. ...
Halfords reveals McDonald's UK chief as new boss image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of March 2015 07:57:49 AM
.... . Over the next three years she will also receive £165,000 in incentives and share options to compensate her for entitlements she built up at McDonald’s. ...
TSB staff in line for hefty windfall from £1.7bn Spanish deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 14th of March 2015 07:05:01 PM
.... . The bank’s employees have already put millions of pounds into an employee share save scheme in the months since TSB’s June float, according to its annual report, while documents relating to the stock market listing state that, in the event of a takeover, such share options are exercised early. ...
Roadchef workers win 17-year battle for lost shares image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 1st of February 2015 06:28:44 PM
. Hundreds of Roadchef employees will be thousands of pounds better off after settling a dispute over share options dating back to the 1990s. ...
Apple's chief executive Tim Cook's salary up more than 40% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of January 2015 01:17:55 AM
....6m). The total included share options worth $37m to compensate for those she lost by leaving Burberry, along with $33m given as a "golden hello". ...
Jim Sutcliffe leaves FRC following Quindell criticism image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 16th of January 2015 07:27:37 PM
. Jim Sutcliffe, the incoming deputy chairman and strategy director of Quindell, resigned from the board of the Financial Reporting Council with immediate effect, less than a week after coming under fire for the share options deal he agreed with the troubled insurance outsourcer. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of January 2015 02:07:33 AM
....Ray Kelvin, the founder of another Christmas retail winner – Ted Baker, meanwhile, cashed in £4. 7m-worth of share options yesterday, which had been granted to him under a 2009 bonus plan. ...
Chris Blackhurst: Juicy share carrots for top brass? Troubled Quindell must fall into line image
....7 million shares. This, despite the UK’s Corporate Governance Code stating clearly that non-executive directors should not receive share options. ...
Debenhams shares tumble despite record Christmas sales image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of January 2015 04:10:51 PM
....Ray Kelvin, who grew the brand from a shop in Glasgow to a global player, has taken advantage of this by cashing in about £4. 6 million of free share options. ...
UK investors led to disaster by those paid to protect them image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of December 2014 08:00:39 PM
.... Simply stated the strategy is that company success can be measured by the extent to which it enriches shareholders. So the management team can be made to maximise the profits and deliver returns to the shareholders who own the company by granting share options. ...
Harriet Green: Thomas Cook’s high flyer packs her bags image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of November 2014 04:00:06 AM
.... She earned £2. 9m last year and is set for another £9m or so from her Thomas Cook share options. ...
....86m last year – is still negotiating a pay-off and has a six-month notice period. But the real payday will come from her share options, as the stock has risen almost tenfold in the past two and a half years despite yesterday’s slump. ...
MORNING MEETING: Harriet Green quits Thomas Cook image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 27th of November 2014 12:00:00 AM
....She earned £2. 8million last year and even after the latest price fall she is sitting on share options potentially worth millions. ...
Thomas Cook shares plunge after boss Harriet Green quits in shock departure image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of November 2014 12:09:40 PM
.... . But the real payday will come from her share options, as the stock has risen almost tenfold from the 14p when she joined in June 2012, despite today’s slump. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of November 2014 11:44:22 PM
.... . Those who found it learned the actual payoff (including share options and £40,000 to help him find a new job elsewhere) was at least £100,000 more than the previous day’s guidance. ...
New Tesco boss handed share options worth £2.8m image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 27th of October 2014 01:33:29 PM
. Tesco's new chief executive, Dave Lewis, has been handed share options worth almost £2. ...
Payday lender Wonga believed it would be worth £15bn, leaked letter shows image
.... It would also have turned Wonga’s founder, Errol Damelin, into a paper billionaire. In an attempt to halt an exodus of staff in 2012, the company told employees that by 2015 it could be valued at £15bn, meaning the share options held by junior employees could be worth more than £100,000. ...
'There's a tree on the tracks!': Meet the company keeping Britain moving image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 05:00:45 AM
.... McLeish launched the business after working in the forestry industry for almost 20 years. He had been promised share options, directorships and more by his old company, but finally realised that these were empty promises. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Saturday 18th of October 2014 11:00:00 PM
.... It should not inculcate in the executive class a sense of themselves as a golden elite, and of their workers as expendable: again, this divergence of rewards is destroying the sense of enterprise as partnership. Non-executive directors of public companies tell me that the senior executives they sit alongside are more intensely motivated than ever by personal rewards – the value of their share options, for example, and how it might be affected by strategic boardroom decisions. ...
BG Group ignites pay row over new boss £29m pay package image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of October 2014 10:40:42 AM
....5 million basic salary and £450,000 payment in lieu of pension — and even a £480,000 relocation allowance.  It also includes an annual bonus of up to £3 million, long-term share incentives of up to £9 million and a buyout of Statoil share options which could net him up to £3 million. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 10th of October 2014 09:18:27 PM
....The tax bill was legally reduced by a £62. 9m share options payment and £132. ...
Asda outperforms supermarket rivals with 5% profit boost last year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of October 2014 04:59:38 PM
.... A hefty slug of that was borne by the company’s highest paid director, Andy Clarke, who saw his salary and share payouts drop £440,000. Excluding the impact of payments, share options, expenses and royalties paid to Walmart, Asda said its underlying operating profit rose by 5% to £718. ...
Tesco in crisis: Supermarket rushes in new finance chief Alan Stewart amid profit probe image
....Stewart will receive a £1. 7 million golden hello in compensation for lost share options, and will see his basic pay jump 30 per cent to £750,000 compared with his M&S salary. ...
Long-serving Telecity chief to step down image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of August 2014 12:01:00 AM
....He will leave the data centre company on October 31 when chairman John Hughes will take over his responsibilities until a fulltime replacement is found. Tobin is to leave with a “termination payment” of £753,000, compensation of £70,000, legal fees of £10,000, a maximum of £45,000 in professional help finding another job, plus various share options. ...
Al Gore invests in OVO Energy ahead of stock market listing image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of August 2014 06:30:40 PM
.... “We have tripled in size over the past year,” said Mr Fitzpatrick. “We want to go public to raise money to fund new opportunities and to give liquidity to employees with share options. ...
A student's guide to financial survival: You don't have to drown in debt at university image
...."We decided to contribute to a fund on a monthly basis," he explains. "My ex-wife had share options in NatWest, which we bought before moving our investments over to Fidelity. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 18th of August 2014 06:38:40 PM
....On the subject of good policy design, plaudits should go to Vince Cable for his requirement that listed companies publish a consistent “single figure” for the remuneration of chief executives in their annual accounts. Previously, journalists had to plough through pages of opaque remuneration reports as they attempted to tot up all the various bonuses and share options awarded to bosses. ...
Top bosses’ rewards now  143 times workers’ pay image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Sunday 17th of August 2014 11:00:00 PM
....A separate measure of average executive pay by the MM&K remuneration consultancy suggests chief executive pay fell by 7 per cent in 2013, following a 5 per cent fall in 2012. The group argues the single figure in company reports does not give an accurate view of bosses’ pay due to the way it accounts for the value of deferred share options. ...
City Diary: Can Rupert Murdoch earn his stripes in San Francisco? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 15th of August 2014 04:00:48 AM
BBA warns new crackdown on bankers could damage London image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of July 2014 11:49:40 PM
....However, the expectation is that plans will become rules as announced. One measure watchdogs are seeking ideas on, however, is preventing bankers from avoiding clawback by changing jobs and being handed golden hellos in lieu of share options from their previous employers. ...
New Centrica boss to get up to £3.7m in pay and shares image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of July 2014 06:09:00 PM
....". Conn is getting a termination payment of up to £453,677 from BP, as part of a potential payout, partly made up of share options, that could be worth as much as £16m. ...
Under-fire Centrica turns to BP man Ian Conn for top job image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of July 2014 05:33:46 PM
....He’ll also walk away from BP after 29 years – including a decade on the board – with an attractive cash pile. Including share options, he is estimated to be worth as much as £16m. ...
Dragon slayers nab £100,000 from Piers Linney for a 4pc slice of their kids publishing start-up image
.... There were some hairy moments, however. Some incisive questions from Mr Linney over share options almost derailed the trio. ...
BP executive set for job swap to Centrica boss image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 25th of July 2014 12:01:00 AM
....Conn has been in his post as BP’s head of downstream business (which takes in petrol stations and refi ning) since 2007 and will be replaced by Tufan Erginbilgic in October. Talks on his move have been going on for months and are understood to have been delayed by discussions over how to compensate him for BP share options potentially worth £16million. ...
BP executive set for move to Centrica image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 25th of July 2014 12:01:00 AM
.... . Talks on his move have been going on for months and are understood to have been delayed by discussions over how to compensate him for BP share options potentially worth £16million. ...
BP's Iain Conn to leave by end of year amid talk of move to top Centrica job image
....". Conn will leave after 29 years at BP – including 10 years on the board – with a potential cash pile, partly made up of share options, that could be worth as much as £16m. ...

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