Chipotle Shareholders Reject Overstuffed CEO Pay
Leading Investors Reject Burrito Chain’s Bloated Executive Pay Plan
DENVER, CO, May 15, 2014 – At the Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) annual meeting today, investors by a vote of 77% shares against soundly rebuked the Company’s executive pay plan that produced a whopping $285 million in 3-year realizable CEO pay. This is the highest vote against CEO pay this year.
Leading institutional investors, The California State Teachers Retirement System (“CalSTRS”), CalPERS, New York City Pension Funds, and the Florida State Board of Administration joined the CtW Investment Group in voting against the plan. Major proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis also opposed management’s “say-on-pay” proposal.
Domino’s Board Faces Groundswell of Shareholder Discontent over CEO Pay and Compensation Committee Chair
CalSTRS, NYC Pension Funds, Ill. State Board of Investment, Among Other Leading Investors, Join CtW Investment Group in Calls for Reform
ANN ARBOR, MI, April 29, 2014 – The Board of Directors at Domino Pizza’s (NYSE: DPZ) faced a rising tide of shareholder discontent at today’s annual meeting. The CtW Investment Group joined with
leading investors in asking for the resignation of Compensation Chairman Andrew Balson and an overhaul of the company’s pay practices.
Over the past month, the CtW Investment Group has called for investors to oppose the reelection of Balson—a former Bain Capital executive—and to strike down management’s ‘say-on-pay’ proposal. The
group notes that CEO Doyle’s $43 million in 3-year realizable pay was bloated to three times the median pay package of his peers and that the company is suffering from a potentially risky focus on short-term performance.