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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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June 11, 2020

Companies Cut Executive Pay in Changing COVID-19 Landscape

Throughout May, Farient has continued to keep a close eye on compensation trends, particularly as to what actions, if any, S&P 500 companies are taking in regard to their compensation plans as a result of COVID-19. In this brief, we update the overall trends and dive deeper into two examples of companies that have made decisions that are outside of the mainstream, MGM Resorts and Automatic Data Processing, Inc.

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June 3, 2020

The Wall Street Journal – Coronavirus Crisis Dents Salaries, Not Stock Awards, for Many CEOs

Hundreds of U.S. companies reduced salaries for their chief executives as the coronavirus pandemic swept across American business, a reversal for a group of leaders that until this year has ridden a bull market to record compensation.

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June 1, 2020

Variety – What the Media’s Most Powerful Executives Were Paid in 2019

Media chieftains don’t suffer from low self-esteem. Industry titans including Bob Iger, Reed Hastings and Rupert Murdoch probably need big egos to believe they’re entitled to make far more than most CEOs at similarly sized companies — and much more for 12 months of work than an average employee could make in several lifetimes.

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May 29, 2020

Farient CEO Pay Ratio Tracker Update – May 29, 2020

Welcome to the tenth and final installment of Farient’s Pay Ratio TrackerTM update for 2020. For the past several weeks, we have focused our research on companies with the highest and lowest CEO-to-median-employee pay ratios. As summer looms and proxy season winds down, we take a trip down “memory lane” to review overall trends in the pay ratio over the first five months of the year.

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