Comcast CEO Gets a Pay Hike as Thank-You for Overseeing NBCU Takeover

Apr 4, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Citing the successful takeover of NBCUniversal, Comcast announced that it boosted Chief Executive Brian Roberts’ 2010 pay, reports Bloomberg.

The company increased Roberts’ compensation by 14% to $31.1 million, according to the story.

Roberts and other Comcast executives "successfully managed the many challenges of advancing the NBC Universal transaction from its signing in December 2009 to its closing in January 2011," Comcast said.

Roberts received $2.8 million in base salary, $11.2 million in stock and option awards and $10.9 million in cash bonuses, according to a Comcast regulatory filing. Roberts also added $195,767 in compensation for his use of company aircraft for personal travel, the story notes.

Steve Burke, the new CEO of NBCUniversal, made more than Roberts for the second year in a row, with compensation of $34.7 million, the article adds.

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