Through its research, blogs, and commentary, Farient is driving the conversation on executive compensation and governance issues.

July 30, 2020

New York Times – Kodak CEO’s Fortune Swells $79 Million as Stocks Rally on U.S. Government Loan

Eastman Kodak Co CEO Jim Continenza added $79 million to his net worth on Wednesday when his options in the imaging company turned from worthless to lucrative thanks to a U.S. government loan for a pharmaceutical ingredients supply deal that super-charged the value of his shares.

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July 22, 2020

Reuters: Novavax executives could get big payday even if vaccine fails

Even before the stock options were awarded in April, Erck was well positioned to capitalize on the rally in Novavax shares. Erck, who has been CEO since 2011, holds options and other awards totaling roughly $64 million, with $25 million that can be cashed out now, according to an analysis by pay consultant Farient Advisors.

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July 22, 2020

IR Magazine – Rise in management discussion of racism at investor-facing events

In 2019, 59 companies from the S&P 500 mentioned diversity and/or inclusion in their executive compensation plans, according to analysis from Farient Advisors. When these terms were mentioned, they were often metrics for short-term incentives and bundled with other measures.

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June 26, 2020

Financial Times – Executives incentivised to prioritise diversity

We know from experience that executives prioritise what they are paid to prioritise, so anyone wondering whether they will live up to their recent promises on taking diversity more seriously should look at the compensation section of companies’ annual reports.

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June 19, 2020

Reuters – Want your pre-pandemic pay back? Work for it, Meritor tells staff

Meritor Inc employees and executives who saw their salaries slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic can recoup lost pay for this year as long as the company meets new performance targets, the trucking parts supplier said this week.

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