EA top execs paid $60m in FY2024

EA top execs paid $60m in FY2024

The top brass at US publishing giant Electronic Arts were compensated to the tune of $60 million for their work in the 2024 financial year. 

That's according to a Proxy Statement filed by the company – spotted by Game Developer – which notes that CEO Andrew Wilson is the biggest earner of the lot. The chief exec walked away with $25.6 million for the year – of that figure, $1.3 million is his base salary. Another $20.4 million is from stock awards, while another $3.4 million comes from a non-equity incentive plan. 

Studios chief Laura Miele made $12.1 million, while chief people officer Mala Singh was paid $6.9 million for their work. 

"Our board of directors, compensation committee and EA management are committed to maintaining pay-for-performance alignment in our executive compensation program," the company's Proxy Statement said.

"Our pay-for-performance approach is designed to reward the achievement of company-wide financial and business objectives, individual performance, and the creation of long-term value for stockholders, while also recognising the dynamic and highly competitive nature of our business and the market for top executive talent."

EA laid off five per cent of its staff in February of this year; that followed a six per cent cut to its workforce in 2023. The publishing giant also recently shut down Ridgeline Games. 

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