Chief executives at commercial banks have benefited from improved profits and industry consolidation to reward themselves handsomely over the last few years.

A preliminary survey from the New York-based Conference Board - a research organization supported by leading businesses - said commercial- bank chief executives last year ranked as the best-paid in the country in terms of cash compensation.

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