Ahold Compensations Saga Continues

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Sep 18, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson


Ahold’s chief executive is taking a pay cut and its chairman is leaving the company in response to shareholder’s outrage over executive compensation and accounting scandals that
have rocked the company’s stock.


Reuters reports Anders Moberg, chief executive officer of Ahold, has agreed to rework his compensation package to forego guaranteed severance pay and tie his bonus to
company performance.


The news service also reports Ahold’s supervisory board chairman, Henny de Ruiter, is expected to resign at an upcoming shareholders’ meeting. It is expected that other members
of the supervisory board will also submit resignations.


Moderator’s Comment: Will the board changes and Anders Moberg’s reworked compensation package mean for Ahold?


Our favorite quote from the Reuters’ piece came from Charles Huijskens, an adviser to Henny de Ruiter, who said the chairman “stepped down because he was
guilty of nothing but responsible for a lot.”
[George
Anderson – Moderator
]

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