Starbucks shareholders vote against executive pay plan


Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson speaks during the company’s annual shareholders meeting at WAMU Theater, on March 20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington.

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Starbucks shareholders rejected the coffee chain’s executive compensation proposal, in a rare admonition of an S&P 500 company.

The resolution is not binding and likely won’t impact the board’s decision. However, The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the news, said only 10 S&P 500 companies have had shareholders reject annual say-on-pay resolutions in the last year, based on data from ISS Corporate Solutions.

The proposal included a $1.86 million payout for CEO Kevin Johnson for fiscal 2020 performance as the…


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