BofA boosts Moynihan's pay to record $26.5 million

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Bank of America awarded Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan a record $26.5 million for 2018, a 15% increase from a year earlier.

Moynihan, 59, received $25 million in stock grants and a $1.5 million salary, the bank said in a filing Friday. While he hasn’t received a cash bonus since 2007, part of his stock award will settle in cash when it vests.

Net income at the second-largest U.S. lender surged 54% last year to a record $28.1 billion, helped by gains in the consumer-banking division.

Shares of the Charlotte, N.C.-based firm slumped 17% in 2018, outpacing the 20% decline for the 24-company KBW Bank Index.

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon got $31 million for last year, the biggest compensation package he has received since before the 2008 financial crisis, while Morgan Stanley increased James Gorman’s compensation 7.4% to $29 million, the most since he became CEO in 2010. Goldman Sachs Group's David Solomon, who succeeded Lloyd Blankfein as CEO in October, got $23 million.

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