Wells Fargo CEO Scharf's 2022 pay unchanged at $24.5 mln

2021 Milken Insitute Global Conference
Charles Scharf, CEO, Wells Fargo speaks at the 2021 Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. October 18, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson

Jan 26 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) Chief Executive Officer Charles Scharf's total compensation for 2022 was unchanged at $24.5 million, the Wall Street bank said in a regulatory filing on Thursday.

Scharf's compensation consisted of $2.5 million in base salary, $5.4 million in cash incentive, $10.8 million long-term performance share award and $5.8 million in restricted share rights, the filing showed.

The fourth-largest U.S. lender posted a 50% decline in its fourth-quarter profit, as it racked up more than $3 billion in costs related to a fake accounts scandal and boosted loan loss reserves for a potential economic slowdown.

Wall Street's biggest banks saw profits dwindle in 2022 as they stockpiled more rainy-day funds and struggled to contain costs after aggressive interest rate hikes softened demand for mortgages and car loans while raising deposit costs.

Walls Fargo peer JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) last week said it paid its chief executive, Jamie Dimon, $34.5 million for 2022.

Reporting by Jaiveer Shekhawat in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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