Star 40

May 5, 2014

Stock and options pump up CEO pay; Sprint's Dan Hesse tops the list

About half of the Star 40 chief executive officers had 2013 compensation valued at $2 million or more, according to their companies’ proxy reports, largely because of the value of stock and option awards. But multimillion-dollar pay packages also were received by other top executives — non CEOs — who exercised stock options and realized gains at the point of vesting. Multiple examples were at Cerner, Waddell & Reed Financial, DST and Sprint.

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