Monday’s Headlines: Citi CEO Pandit to be paid $53 million despite performance

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Citibank chief executive officer Vikram Pandit is set to receive a multi-year compensation package worth up to $53 million dollars, despite Citibank shares’ poor performance last year,  Bloomberg reports.

Pandit will be paid $15 million for 2011, a year when Citibank revenue dropped and shares posted the second-lowest returns on the KBW Bank Index, Bloomberg notes. He is also set to receive a multi-year retention package that could push his total pay as high as $53 million. Pandit also made $80 million last year on the 2007 sale of his Old Lane Partners hedge fund.

“Pandit, 55, is being rewarded with more compensation after accepting a $1 annual salary for most of 2009 and 2010 as he helped the bank recover from the brink of collapse and boosted net income 4 percent to $11.1 billion last year,” Bloomberg writes. “Still, the stock slid 44 percent last year and revenue fell almost 10 percent as Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis roiled markets.”


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