January 9, 2005
Regarding "Cash Registers Jingle to Wall St. Bonuses," Dec. 22: And we are planning to let these people handle our Social Security? David R. Clarke Rancho Mirage
November 20, 2007 |
Calpine Corp. plans to pay Chief Executive Robert May a $10.9-million stock bonus when it emerges from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Court protection. The San Jose-based company also plans to pay about $66.6 million in emergence bonuses to about 2,200 eligible participants, including all full-time workers, the company said.
November 30, 2012 |
Hostess Brands Inc., in the midst of winding down its business, won approval Thursday from a federal bankruptcy judge to give as much as $1.75 million in bonuses to its executives. The money is intended as an incentive for 19 top-level managers to remain with the Twinkies and Ding Dongs maker to oversee its liquidation. The payouts will be granted only if managers "achieve a set of specific tasks and goals within a specified time frame that are designed to speed and lower the cost of the wind-down," Hostess spokesman Lance Ignon said.
July 9, 2011 |
Foreign affairs The international signing period got off to a torrid start when the Texas Rangers signed 16-year-old Dominican outfielder Nomar Mazara to a record-breaking deal reported to be worth more than $5 million. That would be the largest bonus paid to a non-Cuban Latin prospect, eclipsing the $4.25 million that Oakland gave right-hander Michael Ynoa in 2008 — and it's more than 27 teams paid for all of their international signings last year. Texas also spent $3.5 million to sign 16-year-old outfielder Roland Guzman out of the Dominican Prospect League, meaning the Rangers shelled out more to sign two teenage free agents than they spent in the 50-round June draft last season.
December 10, 2000 |
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry bonus! Salaried employees at Universal Instruments Corp. in Binghamton were given bonuses equal to three months' pay, and hourly workers got bonuses of about 15%, somewhat less because they get overtime pay. The bonus payment--$11.6 million to 1,550 employees nationwide, most of them in New York state--was a record for the company, reflecting a year of huge demand on the maker of automation equipment for the electronics industry.
January 26, 2008 |
KB Home Chief Executive Jeffrey T. Mezger has been awarded a $6-million bonus for his job performance in fiscal 2007, the company said in a filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Los Angeles home builder also designated bonuses ranging from $350,000 to $450,000 for three other senior executives. KB Home has been battered by the U.S. housing slump. It lost $929.4 million for its fiscal year ended Nov. 30, and sales fell 32% to $6.4 billion.
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May 22, 2011 |
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ordered the city of Burbank to release data on bonuses paid to individual employees, saying the taxpayers' right to know exceeded any workplace privacy concerns. Superior Court Judge Ann I. Jones ruled Friday in a lawsuit filed by the Burbank Leader after city officials refused to make individual bonuses public. Jones cited legal precedent, telling the parties that previous court rulings "basically said, 'Man up, public employees.
October 7, 1997 |
America Online Inc. cut bonuses in half for some senior executives and didn't give Chairman Steve Case any extra pay because the No. 1 online service didn't meet its earnings objectives for the year, according to a federal filing. The Dulles, Va.-based company said in a proxy filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it cut the bonus awards by 50% because it missed performance goals for fiscal 1997 amid restructuring charges and a change in how it accounts for marketing expenses.
December 11, 2009 |
Facing persistent criticism of its huge pay packages, investment banking powerhouse Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said Thursday that it would buck long-standing Wall Street tradition and pay no year-end cash bonuses to 30 top executives. Instead, the firm will give those employees bonuses made up entirely of Goldman Sachs stock and will bar them from selling the shares for five years. The company also said it would give shareholders a formal voice regarding executive pay. By implementing a number of compensation reforms that Wall Street critics have long championed, Goldman is acting to discourage its employees from taking excessive financial risks.
August 10, 2001 |
Nike Inc., the world's top maker of athletic shoes and apparel, cut in half the annual bonus of Chairman Philip Knight as the firm's stock price slipped and rival Reebok International Ltd. picked up market share during the last year. Knight, 63, received a $663,000 bonus for the fiscal year, compared with $1.33 million in 2000, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The bonuses of other top executives at Nike also were cut, according to the filing. Beaverton, Ore.