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20 July 2012

News - £37m pay package for new Yahoo boss

By Ben Turner @ 09:58 :: 1328 Views :: 0 Comments :: Article Rating
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Yahoo is giving its new chief executive Marissa Mayer a compensation package worth more than 59 million dollars (£37 million) over the next few years, according to MSN News.

The company said in a regulatory filing that Ms Mayer, 37, who was lured away from rival Google, would receive an annual salary of one million dollars (£636,000). She is also eligible for a two million-dollar (£1.27 million) bonus, and 12 million (£7.6 million) in restricted stock and stock options over several years.

She will also receive 30 million dollars (£19 million) in the form of a one-time retention award if she stays at Yahoo for five years.

Yahoo's previous - and short-lived - CEO Scott Thompson, had a 27 million-dollar (£17 million) pay package. His salary and bonus were the same as Ms Mayer's, but Yahoo dangled more incentives in front of Ms Mayer to lure her away from Google.

Mr Thompson stepped aside in mid-May amid an uproar over misleading information on his resume.

On Tuesday Ms Mayer became Yahoo's fifth CEO in five years. She spent the previous 13 years at Google where she was the internet search leader's 20th employee and helped build some of its most famous products

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