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CEO Tim Cook sees pay ebb along with Apple performance

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Published Jan 4, 2020, 10:50 am IST
Updated Jan 4, 2020, 11:33 am IST
Cook took home an annual pay slip of USD 11.6 million this year, a drop compared to the USD 15.7 million he took home last year.
Tim Cook is paid a base salary of USD 3 million, later accompanied by bonuses and various compensations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
 Tim Cook is paid a base salary of USD 3 million, later accompanied by bonuses and various compensations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple chief Tim Cook saw his annual pay slip to USD 11.6 million in 2019 after the company registered a weaker financial performance compared with the previous year, according to documents filed Friday.

Cook, who took home USD 15.7 million in 2018, is paid a base salary of USD 3 million, in addition to a bonus and various compensations.

 

His 2019 incentive bonus, which is tied to Apple's performance, tallied about USD 7.7 million, and was calculated based on the fact that Apple exceeded its sales target by only 28 per cent.

That compared with USD 12 million in 2018, based on the company exceeding its sales target by 100 per cent, the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission said.

Cook's 2019 pay was also reported to include another USD 885,000 worth of benefits, most of which were for security and use of a private jet.

"For security and efficiency reasons, the board requires Mr. Cook to use private aircraft for all business and personal travel," the filing said.

 

Apart from his salary, Cook also saw more than USD 113 million worth of Apple shares become vested as part of his long-term compensation as head of the firm, according to the filing.

As iPhone sales have weakened, Apple has been shifting to earnings from digital content and services sold to the legions of fans of its devices. Apple reported net sales of USD 260.2 billion and operating income of USD 63.9 billion for 2019, it said in the filing.

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