Iger Gets 20% Pay HikeDisney chief reaps $40.2 million in 2012 compensation 1/18/2013 06:00:11 PM Eastern
Walt Disney chairman
and CEO Robert Iger's total compensation rose 20% from $33.4 million to $40.2
million in fiscal 2012, a year marked by a 33% increase in the media giant's
stock and some landmark deals.
According to a proxy statement filed late Friday, Iger's
2012 received $2.5 million in salary (up $500,000 from the prior year), $9.5
million in stock awards (up from $8.1 million in 2011) and $7.75 million in
option awards (up from $4.8 million in the previous year). IN addition, Iger
received $16.5 million in non-equity incentive plan compensation (up from $15.5
million in 2011) and $3.1 million in nonqualified deferred compensation.
Disney had a strong
fiscal 2012 with revenue up 3% and net income up 18%. Also during the year,
the media giant agreed
to acquire Lucasfilm, the owner of the Star Wars movie franchise, for $4.05
billion. In December, Disney reached an output
agreement with online giant Netflix that sine have estimated to be worth as
much as $400 million per year for the movie studio.
Rounding out the other top Disney executives, chief
financial officer Jay Rasulo received $12.2 million in 2012 compensation (a 10%
increase); senior executive vice president and general counsel Alan Braverman
received $8.3 million (up 6.4%); executive vice president, corporate strategy
and business development Kevin Mayer received $4.2 million (up 7.7%) and
executive VP and chief human resources officer M. Jayne Parker received $3.98
million (up 10.6%).