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9. Nelson Peltz
Nelson Peltz
Chairman and Former CEO*
Triarc Companies (TRYB)

2007 Total compensation: $73 million

* Peltz left the company in June 2007. . He continues to serve as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. 2007 total compensation includes $45,165,589 in severance pay and $24,271,781in deferred compensation payouts.


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Last updated September 29 2008: 1:17 PM ET
Source: Equilar Inc.
Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, discretionary and performance-based bonus payouts, the grant-date fair value of new stock and option awards and other compensation. If relevant, other compensation includes severance payments. Equilar Inc., an executive compensation research firm in Redwood Shores, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies by Aug. 15.
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