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EA CEO and Executives Took No Performance Bonuses in Fiscal Year 2019

EA CEO and Executives Took No Performance Bonuses in Fiscal Year 2019 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 July 2019 / 1,197 Views

Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson and executives took no performance bonuses for the 2019 fiscal year, which ended March 31, 2019.

"Our CEO and his staff requested that they receive no performance cash bonus award for fiscal 2019," reads a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

The reason they didn't take a bonus was due to the performance of game sales that did not meet the expectations of the company.

"Fiscal 2019 was a year of intense competition in the video game industry. While there were many achievements this year that we are proud of, after generating strong financial results and robust stockholder returns from fiscal 2014 through fiscal 2018, we did not perform to our expectations during fiscal 2019. Given the Company’s fiscal 2019 financial performance, and in order to maintain alignment with our pay-for-performance executive compensation philosophy."

Thanks GamingBolt.

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JON0 (on 24 June 2019)

They don't deserve any

Chazore (on 24 June 2019)

yeah, no, I'm not going to applaud them. Maybe if they take 5-10 years worth of cuts in a row, then I might applaud them. Taking just one fiscal yr cut and then going back to hoarding all over again isn't going to cut it.

VAMatt (on 24 June 2019)

Can't criticize them for that. But, I sure as shit wouldn't give up a bonus that I was contractually due. Executives get canned all the time. Gotta make that money when you can.

sethnintendo (on 25 June 2019)

CEOs can run the company into a ground and still get hefty compensation packages. I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about them.

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thomas995 (on 24 June 2019)

Oh no...

sethnintendo (on 25 June 2019)

Wow they must be so proud of themselves.

Liquid_faction (on 24 June 2019)

What...? But... But... How will Andrew Wilson afford a new Yacht? *Tears* This is unfair! He deserves more money!

Walbert (on 24 June 2019)

What about the under the table bonuses.

KLAMarine (on 24 June 2019)

Good on them to deny themselves bonuses considering hardships.