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EA boss Wilson saw 2022 pay dip by almost 50%

EA boss Wilson saw 2022 pay dip by almost 50%

The CEO of Electronic Arts, Andrew Wilson, had his pay cut by almost 50 per cent for the year ending March 31st, 2022.

That's according to a filing by EAspotted by Axios – which discloses that the exec's salary was cut from $39.2 million to $19.9 million for the most recent financial year.

This came in the wake of a defeat for the firm's Say on Pay vote back in 2020, which saw only 26 per cent of shareholders vote with EA on the company's plans for exec pay.

Wilson was apparently still given $30 million in stock grants last year, though.

For the 2022 financial year, Wilson's base salary was $1,292,923, with another $13,973,702 being doled out in stock awards. The year prior, this was $1,249,615 in base salary with a whopping $32,870,225 coming from stock awards.

Even with his reduced compensation, Wilson was still paid 172 times more than the median employee at Electronic Arts.

Shareholders voting against EA's say on pay proposals was in part due to CtW Investment Group – now SOC Investment Group – which campaigned against what it deemed to be excessive exec pay.


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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