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Associated Press

CEOs in 10 Big Mergers to Get $430M: Equilar Study
The Associated Press, November 21, 2014

"This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine.

The CEOs who've decided to sell in the 10 biggest U.S. deals this year are set to rake in an estimated $430 million in 'golden parachute' payments, according to a study done by pay-tracking firm Equilar at the request of The Associated Press. Translation: It would take the typical American household 830 years of work to get what the average CEO will receive in one fell swoop."

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The Best-Performing CEOs in the World
The Harvard Business Review, November 2014

“The knock on most CEOs is that their focus is too myopic—that they’re fixated on achieving short-term goals to increase their pay. If you studied results produced over the long term, which leaders would truly show strong performance? HBR’s ranking of the 100 best CEOs provides an answer.

To compile our list, we examined how active CEOs of global public companies performed over their entire tenures. We took a scientific, objective approach, basing our evaluation on hard data, rather than on reputation or anecdote. For each executive, we looked at three metrics: the total industry-adjusted shareholder returns produced, the total country-adjusted shareholder returns, and the total increase in market capitalization."

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The Pay at the Top
The New York Times, June 7, 2014

“Here are 200 of the highest-paid chief executives in American business. The list comes from the Equilar 200 C.E.O. Pay Study for 2013, which ranks the compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies by May 30."