Billionaire Carl Icahn did a big favor for Lionsgate execs when he accumulated more than 33% of the stock in June 2010. That triggered change-in-control clauses in executives’ contracts, accelerating their stock payments for the fiscal year that ended this past March. An SEC filing out today shows that Feltheimer received $1.2M in salary and a $1.9M bonus — but nearly $4.8M in stock, up from $412,800 the previous year. The company also paid for personal expenses including $23,882 for club membership dues. Feltheimer’s bonus was down $50,000 in a year when Lionsgate shares increased less than 1%. The filing says that there are “no specific financial performance targets or other objective performance criteria” for executives’ bonus awards; they’re based on “a subjective determination” about how well they did. But Feltheimer was by far the highest-paid exec at Lionsgate: He made 250% more than the runner up, General Counsel Wayne Levin, with $3.2M. Feltheimer accounted for 46% of the total amount that went to the company’s top five execs who also included Vice Chairman Michael Burns ($2.7M), Co-COO Joseph Drake ($2M), and CFO James Keegan ($1.5M).
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer's $7.9M Compensation Package For FY 2011 Up 116.8% Thanks To Carl Icahn
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