* Dimon's compensation leaps from 2009's $1.3 mln
* Dimon says mortgage losses to remain elevated
(Adds other CEO pay, details from proxy statement)
By Clare Baldwin and Jonathan Stempel
NEW YORK, April 7 After piloting the No. 2 U.S.
bank through the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N)
Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon is now being rewarded.
Dimon saw his total compensation jump nearly 1,500 percent
to $20.8 million in 2010 from $1.3 million a year earlier, a
Thursday regulatory filing shows.
In comparison, real median U.S. household income was just
$49,777 in 2009, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Large pay packages for bankers who oversaw transactions
that brought the world economy to the brink of collapse in 2008
have become a flash point for investors.
Anger has eased, but banker pay remains a sensitive issue,
especially toward lenders that took taxpayer bailout money.
Many analysts view JPMorgan as the healthiest of the
largest U.S. commercial banks, having skirted the worst of the
credit losses that hurt many rivals including Bank of America
Corp (BAC.N) and Citigroup Inc (C.N).
They credit the 55-year-old Dimon, who became chief
executive on Dec. 31, 2005, for having enabled JPMorgan to
quickly repay its $25 billion of bailout money.
JPMorgan is also one of the first big banks to raise its
dividend after passing a second Federal Reserve "stress" test.
However, Dimon has criticized regulatory reforms by the
Obama administration, saying they could crimp growth.
In his annual shareholder letter posted on the bank's
website, Dimon said JPMorgan could earn $22 billion to $24
billion in a "more normal" environment, up from $17.4 billion
in 2010. He said profit has fallen short because mortgage
losses have been "extraordinarily high," at $4 billion a year
and that such losses will remain "elevated" for a while.
DIMON NEEDS 3 YEARS TO SELL HOME
Dimon's 2010 salary remained at $1 million. He was also
awarded a $5 million bonus, nearly $8 million in stock awards
and $6.2 million in option awards.
His 2010 compensation also included $579,624 of perks,
including $421,458 of "moving expenses," $95,293 to use company
aircraft and $45,730 for personal automobile use. Most of the
rest went toward home security.
Like many Americans who have had trouble selling their
homes, Dimon did too. The moving expenses relate to Dimon's
having finally in 2010 sold the Chicago-area home he had lived
in before selling Bank One Corp to JPMorgan in 2004. He put the
home up for sale in 2007 when his family moved to New York.
Dimon's total compensation in 2010 fell short of the $35.8
million he was awarded in 2008.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) Chief Executive Lloyd
Blankfein saw compensation jump to $14.1 million in 2010 from
$1 million, another regulatory filing shows. [ID:nN01154827]
Other bank CEOs had lower compensation in 2010. Wells Fargo
& Co's (WFC.N) John Stumpf saw compensation fall to $19 million
from $21.3 million. Bank of America's Brian Moynihan saw
compensation fall 70 percent to about $1.9 million, although in
early 2011 he got a $9.1 million bonus. [ID:nN30178624]
Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit's compensation was $1 in 2010,
but his salary alone has risen to $1.75 million in 2011.
JPMorgan shares closed down 0.5 percent at $47.40 on the
New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
(Reporting by Clare Baldwin and Jonathan Stempel; editing by
Andre Grenon and Tim Dobbyn)