FRANKFURT Feb 17 Volkswagen AG
Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn will be paid 14 million euros
($18.7 million) for 2012, 20 percent less than the previous
year, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.
Der Spiegel, which did not cite sources, also said VW's
supervisory board would decide on a new compensation package for
all management board members at its next meeting on Feb. 22.
In future, bonuses will only to be paid to board members if
the company's profit reaches at least 5 billion euros, the
VW declined to comment on the report.
Winterkorn himself proposed that he should take a pay cut,
Der Spiegel reported last week, as the company prepares for wage
talks with production staff in western Germany.
Current rules on executive pay, combining fixed salary,
bonuses and profit incentives, would boost Winterkorn's total
compensation for 2012 to about 20 million euros from a record
17.5 million euros in 2011, a company official previously
said.($1 = 0.7490 euros)
(Reporting by Christoph Steitz and Jan Schwartz; Editing by