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Xinergy shareholders say ‘no’ to CEO stock options

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Xinergy shareholders on Wednesday endorsed management’s
nominees for the company’s board of directors, but defeated resolutions that
would have awarded CEO Matt Goldfarb options to buy more than a half-million
shares of company stock.

Goldfarb easily held onto his  board seat, but the 32.1 percent of
shareholder votes withheld from the CEO were easily the largest such “no” votes
for director candidates, according to a news release.

Directors Stephen Loukas and Jay Thornton were relected with
votes at 21.7 percent and 18 percent of withheld votes, respectively.

Two separate resolutions that would have given Goldfarb
stock options were rejected by shareholders.

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Big pay day for Alcoa exec despite pay cut

The second half of 2011 wasn’t kind to Alcoa Inc.’s stock price and Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld paid the price.

032610alcoa9_mc12884.JPGBecause his base pay is performance based, the aluminum company slashed Kleinfeld’s annual salary 45 percent to a relatively paltry $1.5 million when the stock slumped.

Don’t shed too many tears for Kleinfeld, though. His total compensation for the year was more than $14 million, Reuters reported. That includes salary, stock options, pension and other goodies.

I want that kind of job — take a 45 percent pay cut and still bank millions.

Reuters: Alcoa CEO’s awards cut on poor stock performance

Photo: Klaus Kleinfeld