Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav's 2019 pay falls 65% to $45.8M

Discovery Communications reports 2019 executive compensation

By ExecPay News

Published: April 29, 2020

Discovery Communications reported fiscal year 2019 executive compensation information on April 29, 2020.
In 2019, five executives at Discovery Communications received on average a compensation package of $16.8M, a 48% decrease compared to previous year.
Average pay of disclosed executives at Discovery Communications
David M. Zaslav, Chief Executive Officer, received $45.8M in total, which decreased by 65% compared to 2018. 47.47% of Zaslav's compensation, or $21.8M, was in non-equity incentive plan. Zaslav also received $7M in option awards, $3M in salary, $13.5M in stock awards, as well as $674.4K in other compensation.
For fiscal year 2019, the median employee pay was $79,343 at Discovery Communications. Therefore, the ratio of David M. Zaslav's pay to the median employee pay was 578 to one.
Jean-Briac Perrette, Chief Executive Officer, received a compensation package of $14.5M, which increased by 70% compared to previous year. 39.56% of the compensation package, or $5.7M, was in stock awards.
Bruce L. Campbell, Chief Development, Distribution and Legal Officer, earned $9.2M in 2019, a 26% decrease compared to previous year.
Gunnar Wiedenfels, Chief Financial Officer, received $7.4M in 2019, which increases by 11% compared to 2018.
Peter Faricy, Chief Executive Officer, earned $7.3M in 2019, a 52% increase compared to previous year.

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Source: SEC filing on April 29, 2020.