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DirecTV CEO Mike White’s 2012 Compensation Triples to $18 Million

DirecTV CEO Mike White

The boss of the satellite TV giant got $12 million in option awards that boosted his earnings from $5.9 million in 2011.


DirecTV chairman, president and CEO Mike White‘s 2012 compensation roughly tripled to $18.04 million, according to a regulatory filing Friday.

In 2011, he had earned $5.94 million, down from $32.93 million in 2010 when he received $14.7 million in long-term stock awards upon joining the company.

The DirecTV filing showed that White’s base salary of $1.56 million was up from $1.52 million. He also earned a bonus of $4 million in 2012, compared with $3.9 million in 2011.

Boosting White’s compensation were $12 million in option awards, which he hadn’t received a year earlier.

Twitter: @georgszalai


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