A small but growing number of community banks are increasing salaries and compensation for top executives in advance of this year's proxy season.

Glacier Bancorp (GBCI) in Kalispell, Mont., and F.N.B. Corp. (FNB) in Hermitage, Pa., recently disclosed that their boards had approved salary increases for their chief executives. Pulaski Financial (PULB) in St. Louis and Meta Financial (CASH) in Sioux Falls, S.D., disclosed that CEO compensation had increased in 2012 from a year earlier.

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