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13. James W. Owens, -$7.9 million
James W. Owens, -$7.9 million
Caterpillar (CAT)
2009 salary:
$1,550,004* (same as 2008)
2009 bonus, options and other comp:
$5.2 million (down $7.9 million from 2008)
Source: Equilar Inc.

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Last updated August 09 2010: 5:44 PM ET
* Owens left the CEO position on July 1, 2010.
Total compensation is calculated as the sum of base salary, discretionary and performance-based cash bonuses, the grant-date fair value for stock and option awards during the fiscal year, and other compensation like benefits and perks. Equilar, an executive compensation research firm, looked only at CEOs at the 100 largest public U.S. companies as measured by revenue. Pay data based on companies' fiscal year end of Dec. 2009 unless otherwise noted.
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