Goldman CEO David Solomon Takes $10 Million Pay Cut for 1MDB Scandal
By Peter Rudegeair
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. slashed Chief Executive David Solomon's
2020 pay by 36%, punishment for the bank's admission last year that
it broke U.S. laws in its dealings with an investment fund at the
heart of a global corruption ring.
Mr. Solomon received a $17.5 million compensation package for
2020, down from the $27.5 million he got for 2019, according to a
securities filing on Tuesday.
In October, Goldman agreed to pay nearly $3 billion to
government officials in four countries to end an investigation into
work it performed for 1MDB, a Malaysian fund that prosecutors had
alleged was used to pay bribes to politicians in Malaysia and the
Middle East. The bank said at the time that it would claw back or
withhold a total of $174 million in compensation from current and
Mr. Solomon's 2020 pay would have been $10 million higher, but
for the actions the board took in response to the 1MDB saga.
Write to Peter Rudegeair at Peter.Rudegeair@wsj.com
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