» Citigroup CEO Vikram S. Pandit’s upcoming compensation package, along with the compensation packages of other executives, was voted down by a majority of shareholders during an investors meeting in Dallas. While the vote was nonbinding, meaning the bank doesn’t actually have to act according to the shareholders’ wishes, the bank says it will not ignore its investors. “Citi’s board of directors takes the shareholder vote seriously,” said spokesman Jon Diat, adding, ” [We’ll] consult with representative shareholders to understand their concerns.”
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As Lizzie O’Leary points out, much of this report owes its information from the work done by Brody Mullins at the Wall Street Journal:
Friends, read up on this story this morning. This is important. This is a major loophole in the law that proves most of the arguments we might have about the financial system. And thanks to “60 Minutes” doing such a thorough report on it, it’s now something that the public will now be able to act upon. Many people are named in the report, including John Boehner and Spencer Bachus.