(Corrects share numbers in 11th paragraph)
* CEO's pay increases to $12.1 million from $7 million on
bigger stock grants
* 2013 salary will increase to $1.5 million from
* Some of stock grants are performance-based
By Rick Rothacker
Feb 19 Bank of America Corp's CEO Brian
Moynihan was awarded a 73 percent pay increase in 2012, when the
institution resolved crisis-era lawsuits and its stock was one
of the sector's top performers.
The $12.1 million pay package likely means that Moynihan was
one of the best paid CEO's on Wall Street in 2012, thanks in
part to compensation cuts for rivals. Moynihan's base salary for
2013 also is due to rise by more than 55 percent, a person
familiar with the situation said.
Analysts have said that Bank of America has not fully moved
past the financial crisis. Still wrestling with losses from the
bank's 2008 Countrywide Financial acquisition, Moynihan is under
pressure to show the bank can increase earnings at a time of low
interest rates and tighter regulations.
Moynihan received 926,238 shares of stock in three types of
grants, including restricted shares and performance-based
shares, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
In 2012 Moynihan earned a $950,000 in salary but received no
cash bonus, similar to 2011, the source said. The CEO's 2013
salary will increase to $1.5 million, the person said.
The stock grants for 2012 were worth $11.1 million at the
closing price of $12.03 on Friday, the date they were awarded.
Moynihan received grants worth about $6.1 million for 2011.
Bank of America's shares rose 109 percent in 2012, the best
performance among stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as
investors grew confident it had the capital it needed to meet
new international guidelines.
MORE THAN DIMON
Moynihan's pay rose in a year in which other bank executives
were not so fortunate. Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman's
total pay for 2012 fell 7 percent to $9.75 million, while
JPMorgan Chase & Co awarded CEO Jamie Dimon $11.5
million after slashing his bonus in half after the bank lost
billions on disastrous trades by its Chief Investment Office.
Moynihan made more than Dimon, even though his bank posted
net income of $4.2 billion in 2012, compared to $21.3 billion
Bank of America's filings disclose only the stock portion of
pay for Moynihan and other top executives in 2012. More details
will be provided in the annual proxy filing this spring.
Moynihan's grants included 277,871 shares that will be paid
out on a monthly basis in cash over the next year and 185,248
restricted shares that vest over three years. Half of the
remaining 463,119 performance-based shares will vest if the
company meets return on asset goals, and the other half will
vest if the company meets goals for growth in adjusted tangible
book value, both over a three-year period.
In 2011, the bank granted performance-based shares tied only
to return on assets, a measure of profits compared to total
The bank needed to reach a minimum return on assets of 0.5
percent over a four-quarter period by the end of 2015 to pay out
at least partially. The bank's return on assets in 2012 was 0.19
percent, up from 0.06 percent in 2011.
The bank's tangible book value per share of common stock
grew to $13.36 in the fourth quarter of 2012 from $12.95 a year
earlier as the bank built capital. Tuesday's filings did not
disclose the performance-based goals for the shares.
The bank also awarded restricted and performance-based
shares worth nearly $30 million to six other top executives,
according to the filings.
Tom Montag, the co-chief operating officer who runs global
markets and banking businesses, received shares worth $8.3
million, the most of the six but less than Moynihan. In some
years, Montag has made more than his boss. David Darnell,
co-chief operating officer for consumer businesses and wealth
management, received shares worth $5.2 million.
(Reporting By Rick Rothacker in Charlotte, North Carolina and
Ben Berkowitz in New York; Editing by Gary Hill, Andre Grenon
and Leslie Gevirtz)