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Executive compensation: Canada's 100 top-paid CEOs Add to ...

This is The Globe and Mail's annual ranking of compensation for CEOs from the 100 largest public companies (by market capitalization) in Canada’s benchmark S&P/TSX composite index as of Dec. 31, 2013. Explore or search via the table below. Read an explanation of our methodology.

Methodology:

This is a ranking of compensation in fiscal 2013 for CEOs from the 100 largest public companies (by market capitalization) in Canada’s benchmark S&P/TSX composite index as of Dec. 31, 2013.

Prepared by Global Governance Advisors, the information comes from management information circulars filed for fiscal year 2013.

Where two names appear, it means the company has co-CEOs. If a company does not have a CEO, the president or similar top executive is used. When CEOs have changed during the year, the chart typically shows the CEO who was in place for the larger portion of the year.

For companies that report pay in U.S. dollars, the amounts are converted to Canadian dollars at the average annual exchange rate for 2013. If the company has an irregular year end, the exchange rate is the rate used by the company for its currency conversion.

Salary is base salary.

Bonus is the value of any annual and long-term cash incentives paid in 2013.

Per cent change is the change from 2012’s total salary and bonus. No number is shown if the CEO was not in the same position for all of 2012 and 2013.

Other includes all other payments and the cash value of perquisites and benefits.

Share-based awards is the total value of shares, share units, trust units or similar long-term incentive plan grants in 2013.

Option-based awards is the estimated grant-date value of stock options or similar trust unit rights awarded in 2013.

Pension value is the additional annual value of the pension benefit earned by the CEO in 2013.

Per cent change is the change from 2012’s total compensation. No number is shown if the CEO was not in the same position for all of 2012 and 2013.

Unexercised in-the-money options is the value of stock options held by the CEO at the end of the fiscal year.

Unvested share-based awards is the year-end value of share units or similar compensation that has not yet met time or performance conditions required for payout.

Value of CEO’s equity is the value of all equity held by the CEO, including shares and vested share units, but excluding unexercised stock options, at the end of the fiscal year.

Accrued CEO pension obligation is the estimated value of a company’s total cost to provide the CEO’s defined benefit pension.

 

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