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Top CEO pay not always result of shareholder return

Joe Mont | October 7, 2016

Not only have the CEOs of Gamco Investors, CBS Corp, Viacom, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Walt Disney, Yahoo, and Discovery Communications featured on the list of the 25 highest paid executives in America every year since 2012, but their pay has almost always been driven by factors other than the price of their company shares, according to new research by The Conference Board.

The Conference Board is a global, independent business membership and research association. Its report, “CEO and Executive Compensation Practices: 2016 Edition,” was a collaboration with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a risk management services firm with a human resources and compensation consulting practice, and MylogIQ, an SEC-filings data analysis firm and provider of corporate filings services. It looked at trends and...

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