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November 19, 2014 at 3:18 PM

ISS pegs Microsoft CEO pay at $90.8 million, asks investors to vote no

Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella was paid $90.8 million during the company’s most recent fiscal year. That’s according to an influential shareholder advisory firm, which is recommending shareholders vote against the pay package. Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises large investors on how to vote on corporate issues, says Microsoft shareholders should say no in the largely symbolic vote on…


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October 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Ballmer’s pay went down in 2013, dinged for weak Windows 8 and Surface sales

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer received $1.26 million in total compensation in fiscal 2013, down from 2012, largely a result of weak Windows 8 and Surface sales.

The total included a base salary of $697,500 and a bonus of $550,000, which represents only 79 percent of his target award for the fiscal year ended June 30, according to Microsoft’s proxy statement, filed today. (In fiscal year 2012, Ballmer had received 91 percent of his target award bonus, and 100 percent the year before that.)


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