(Corrects headline to show Donohue received compensation in
2012, not 2013)
By Ann Saphir
April 8 (Reuters) - CME Group Inc paid its former
CEO Craig Donohue $6.1 million last year, making him its
highest-paid executive even though he held the post for only the
first four months of 2012, according to a regulatory filing on
Donohue's total compensation, including salary, bonus and
stock and option awards, exceeded his previous year's take of $6
million, the company's 2013 proxy statement showed.
That was more than Phupinder Gill, who succeeded Donohue as
CEO on May 1, 2012. Gill received total compensation of $3.3
million last year.
And it was more than Executive Chairman and President
Terrence Duffy, whose total compensation was $4 million.
Donohue is barred from taking any employment in the industry
or otherwise competing with the CME Group until the end of 2013,
the filing said.
The CME Group, parent of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange,
the Chicago Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange,
is one of the world's largest futures exchange operators. Its
exchange-traded derivatives contracts include futures and
options based on agricultural commodities, precious metals,
energy, foreign exchange, interest rates and stock indexes.
(Reporting by Ann Saphir in San Francisco and Tom Polansek in
Chicago; Editing by Jan Paschal)