Aug 24 Procter & Gamble Co Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer Bob McDonald took home a little less
last year after disappointing results that he is trying to
reverse with a major overhaul.
McDonald, the leader of the world's largest household
products company since 2009, earned nearly $15.2 million in the
year ended in June, down 6.1 percent from $16.19 million in
fiscal 2011, according to a filing P&G made with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
P&G, whose brands include Pampers, Gillette and Tide, is in
the midst of a $10 billion restructuring. On top of that,
activist investor William Ackman bought roughly $1.8 billion
worth of its stock this summer. While Ackman has not yet pushed
for any changes at the company, P&G's board came out in July in
support of McDonald and his turnaround plan.
In June, P&G took the blame for a lack of big new products
and not cutting costs fast enough as demand slows in some major
markets. McDonald said it would take time to reverse the
negative trends and that he expected little improvement in
fiscal 2013, which began on July 1.
McDonald's salary was flat in fiscal 2012 at $1.6 million.
With 89 percent of his total pay tied to the company's
performance, his overall payout declined as P&G's results came
in below target. His bonus fell by $200,000, to $2.43 million.
Most of McDonald's compensation comes in stock and option
awards. Their combined value fell 8 percent to $10.85 million.
Shares of P&G were down 0.3 percent at $66.49 in early
trading. The shares fell 3.6 percent to $61.25 during fiscal
SOME COMPENSATION INCREASES
Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller made a little bit more
in fiscal 2012. His salary rose by $75,000 to $825,000, the
latest in a steady stream of increases since he became CFO in
Moeller's bonus declined, falling to $762,127 from $781,121.
P&G's two vice chairmen earned more in the latest fiscal
year after taking on expanded roles following the departures of
two other vice chairmen, Edward Shirley and Robert Steele.
Werner Geissler, vice chairman of global operations, earned
a total of nearly $6.9 million, up from $6.3 million in fiscal
2011. His salary rose $100,000 to $1.045 million.
Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman of global business
units, earned $6.9 million, up from nearly $6.3 million. His
salary also increased by $100,000, to $1.085 million.
The company plans to hold its annual meeting on Oct. 9 in
its hometown of Cincinnati. P&G recommend votes against three
shareholder proposals outlined in the filing.
The first proposal asks P&G to begin including a proposal
outlining any electioneering and political contributions in its
proxy for the annual meeting. The second asks for a report on
the feasibility of increasing environmental efforts such as
recycling packaging, and the third asks for P&G to adopt a
simple majority vote.
P&G said that most of what was being asked for in the simple
majority vote proposal was already implemented.