NEW YORK — PNC Financial Services Group Inc., having repaid its government Tarp funds, has scaled back the salaries of its top executives in favor of paying its top bankers through an incentive-based award plan, according to a regulatory filing.

In August of last year, PNC and other banks sharply raised the salaries of top executives after the Treasury placed restrictions on bonuses paid to executives at banks that accepted public funds through the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or Tarp. PNC repaid its Tarp funds earlier this year.

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