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Bombardier CEO took 27 per cent pay cut as profits plummeted

by The Canadian Press   

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MONTREAL—Bombardier’s chief executive took a 27 per cent pay cut last year, the transportation giant said.

Pierre Beaudoin’s total compensation in U.S. dollars was worth nearly US$6 million, compared with $8.2 million in 2011, according to a regulatory filing ahead of the company’s annual meeting next month.

The company founder’s grandson earned $1.4 million in base salary in 2012, compared with $1.29 million a year earlier.

The 2011 number was for 11 months because the company changed its fiscal year-end to Dec. 31.


In 2012, Beaudoin also received $2.45 million in share-based awards, $1.2 million in options, $761,100 in incentives and a $22,000 pension value.

A year earlier, he received $3.3 million in share-based awards, $1.5 million in options, $1.57 million in incentives and $362,400 in pension value.

The total compensation for Bombardier’s top five executives fell 19 per cent to $17.9 million.

Railway division president Andre Navarri was second highest at $3.9 million, down from $4.7 million in 2011.

Aerospace president Guy Hachey followed at $3.8 million, compared with $4.4 million a year earlier.

Chief financial officer Pierre Alary’s compensation decreased to $2.3 million from $2.8 million in 2011.

The other named executive was senior vice-president Richard Bradeen who earned $1.8 million in 2012.

Bombardier’s profits plummeted 29.8 per cent to $588 million on $16.8 billion of revenues last year.


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