Apple CEO Cook Gets $9.22 Million in Pay as Stock Reaches Record

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Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., after a product announcement in Cupertino, California, on Oct. 16, 2014.

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., after a product announcement in Cupertino, California, on Oct. 16, 2014.

Photographer: Noah Berger/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook received compensation valued at $9.22 million last year, more than double his pay in 2013, as optimism for new products pushed the iPhone maker’s stock to a record.

The company also said Mickey Drexler, CEO and chairman of J. Crew Group Inc., will retire from Apple’s board, where he’s served as a director since 1999. A replacement wasn’t named.

Cook’s package includes salary of $1.75 million and $6.7 million in non-equity incentive compensation for the fiscal year that ended in September, the Cupertino, California-based company said Thursday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Cook was granted a pay package valued at $4.25 million in 2013.

Confidence in Apple has grown since Cook unveiled larger-screened iPhones in September and slimmer, faster iPad tablets in October. The company’s stock rose as high as $119.75 in November, sending its market capitalization to more than $700 billion, a milestone that no other U.S. company has reached. Cook also rolled out a mobile-payment system called Apple Pay, and this year will debut the company’s first smartwatch.

Apple in October forecast that revenue in the final three months of 2014 would be $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion. That would exceed Apple’s holiday sales of $57.6 billion for the end of 2013. The company will report first-quarter earnings on Jan. 27. Apple finished fiscal 2014 posting full-year net income of $39.5 billion, an increase from $37 billion in 2013.

Stock Awards

Cook, who joined Apple in 1998, was named CEO in August 2011 to succeed co-founder Steve Jobs, who died later that year. Cook received compensation in 2011 of $378 million, one of the biggest pay packages on record, boosted by $376.2 million in stock awards that he’ll get over a decade.

The CEO’s compensation last year included security expenses of $699,133, the first time Apple disclosed those type of costs for Cook.

Angela Ahrendts, hired last year to run Apple’s retail and online stores from Burberry Group Plc, where she was CEO, received a 2014 compensation package worth $73.4 million. That includes $70 million worth of stock. Her salary was $411,538.

Luca Maestri, who was promoted to chief financial officer last year, received pay worth $14 million, including a $717,211 salary and $11.3 million in stock. Eddy Cue, head of Internet software and services, and Jeff Williams, head of operations, both received packages worth about $24 million, including salaries of $947,596 and stock worth $20 million.

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