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Two-tier market in executive pay

Financial Times

By Brian Groom, Business and Employment Editor

Published: February 21 2010 23:03

A two-tier market is emerging in executive pay in the UK’s largest listed companies, with those that have come strongly through the recession able to offer better remuneration than their rivals, according to new research.

Royal Dutch Shell, ranked ninth in 2007-08 with £11.4m, rose to third last year with £15.3m. But the company is now freezing executive directors’ salaries for a year as part of a new pay structure after an investors’ revolt.

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