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|Friday, September 01, 2006|
OUR ANNUAL RANKING OF THE 50 HIGHEST-PAID PUBLIC COMPANY CEOS IN OREGON
By Linda Steffen and Bill Smith
This year’s ranking of the highest-paid public company CEOs in Oregon saw total compensation fall 0.4%, in contrast to last year’s 17.7% increase. The drop was the result of a 33% decline in overall bonus amounts.
In 2005, CEOs on our list made on average $1.8 million, a $7,414 decrease from 2004. On average, there was a $5,084 increase in base pay, up 1.1 %, while bonus amounts fell by $134,807 to $285,275.
Five new companies made the list, while six of the firms from last year appointed new CEOs. PW Eagle (No. 23) had the highest-paid CEO out of the new companies, paying Jerry Duke approximately $1.1 million. Nike’s William Perez was the highest-paid CEO, earning approximately $16.5 million, the bulk of which consisted of stock options. Perez has since left the company.
The value of long-term incentives such as stock options, restricted stock, performance shares and cash long-term incentives increased an average of $111,370 (12.6%). Other compensation averaged $67,032, down $1,762 (2.6%) from 2004.
A CEO’s base-salary disclosure will remain the same under the new rules, while bonus disclosure will change slightly. If the bonus earned during the year cannot be measured until after the proxy filing, new rules require a current report to state the bonus value and the new total compensation amounts, rather than waiting until the next proxy filing to disclose the bonus amount.
New disclosure rules state that stock grants will include any full-value grant of shares, such as restricted stock or performance shares. Value of the stock grants will be calculated by taking the share price at grant and multiplying this by the number of shares granted (according to FAS123R). The number of years over which the shares are actually earned and vested will not affect the value, as the full amount of the grant will be reported in the year of grant.
Value of vested performance shares will no longer be captured within the table and only the value of the shares granted will appear in the year of grant. If these rules had been in place for the 2005 proxy season, a few CEOs in our list would have seen different values related to their performance shares. StanCorp Financial Group’s CEO, Eric Parsons, would have seen a $384,000 reduction if the new rules applied to the company’s 2005 proxy disclosure. StanCorp disclosed a value of $1.49 million for the performance shares that vested in 2005. Under the new rules, this figure would be replaced with a $1.06 million disclosure of the target value of performance shares granted in the year.
Friday, July 18, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JON BELL
Startup culture is all the rage. Is there a downside?
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Monday, August 25, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Ferguson Wellman’s investment views on the economy and capital markets.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY
How State Representative Julie Parrish (House District 37) balances life between work and play.
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY
Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.
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Fifty-one Lane Powell lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Best Lawyers) 2015; of those selected, 23 lawyers are from the Firm’s office in Portland, Oregon.
Barran Liebman is proud to announce that Andrew Schpak, a Partner of the firm, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for the 2014-2015 bar year.