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2009 Executive Compensation

Compensation trends for 2009 Add to ...



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$4.0-million

Median CEO total pay (including salary, bonus, share units, stock options, and other elements), up 0.8 per cent

$825,000

Median CEO base salary, up 1.7 per cent

$850,000

Median CEO bonus, up 5.6 per cent

$441-million

Total value of all compensation awarded to all CEOs in survey in 2009, up 7.8 per cent

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$6.6-million

Median value of all unexercised in-the-money stock options held by CEO at year end, up 95 per cent

$11.6-million

Median value of equity -- shares and vested share units -- owned by CEO, up 52 per cent

$19.7-billion

Total value of shares and vested share units owned by all CEOs in survey, up 43 per cent

$7.1-million

Median value of estimated cost for CEO's traditional defined-benefit pension plan

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(Information is based on CEOs of Canada's 100 largest public companies by market capitalization. Data includes only CEOs on the job for all of 2008 and 2009.)

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