Atmos Energy reports 2018 executive compensation

CEO Michael E. Haefner receives $11M

Atmos Energy reported fiscal year 2018 executive compensation information on December 21, 2018.

In 2018, five executives at Atmos Energy received on average a compensation package of $3,972,693, a 44% increase compared to previous year.

Average pay of disclosed executives at Atmos Energy

Michael E. Haefner, Chief Executive Officer, received $10,964,985 in total, which increased by 125% compared to 2017. 60.71% of Haefner's compensation, or $6,656,527, was of change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings. Haefner also received $1,127,408 in non-equity incentive plan, $845,577 in salary, $2,318,208 in stock awards, as well as $17,265 in other compensation.

Kim R. Cocklin, Chairman, received a compensation package of $4,351,020, which decreased by 6% compared to previous year. 53.99% of the compensation package, or $2,348,916, was in stock awards.

John K. Akers, Senior Vice President, Safety & Enterprise Services, earned $1,736,610 in 2018, a 21% decrease compared to previous year.

Christopher T. Forsythe, Chief Financial Officer, received $1,410,698 in 2018, which increases by 24% compared to 2017.

David J. Park, Senior Vice President, Utility Operations, earned $1,400,153 in 2018, a 27% increase compared to previous year.

Atmos Energy's fiscal year ends on September 30.