Compensation Peer Groups at Companies with High Pay

This report identifies a subset of S&P 500 companies with high pay that is
not aligned with high performance. Based on new compensation disclosure
requirements by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the data reveal
that high executive pay companies self-select larger than appropriate peers
in terms of market capitalization and revenue, for compensation
benchmarking purposes. These companies also compensate chief executive officers (CEO) an average of more than double, or 103 percent, above the median of the self-selected peer group.

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