Cooper Tire executives’ pay declines

By LOU WILIN
STAFF WRITER
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. Chief Executive Officer Roy Armes’ compensation declined 15 percent in 2013 to $5.8 million as the company’s profits plunged.
Cooper’s earnings for 2013 fell by nearly 50 percent to $111 million, and sales declined 18 percent as Cooper tried but failed to complete a merger with Apollo Tyres of India.
Compensation for Arm

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es and other top Cooper executives was reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The biggest drop in compensation for Armes was his performance-based bonus, which was $1.5 million last year, or half of the $3 million he received in 2012.
Armes’ 2013 compensation also included a $1 million salary, $1.4 million in stock awards, and $1.6 million in stock options. He received $320,282 in other perks, including $285,800 in company contributions to his retirement plan; $14,557 in financial planning services; $11,870 in personal and family members’ travel; and $443 for an executive physical.
Chief Financial Officer Bradley Hughes’ compensation declined 16 percent in 2013 to $1.5 million. Like Armes, Hughes received a smaller performance-based bonus, $343,452, or 57 percent less than in 2012. His other 2013 compensation included $470,700 in salary, $273,980 in stock awards and $347,077 in stock options. Other perks, of $77,439, included $68,692 in company contributions to his retirement plan and $8,747 in financial planning services.
Chief Human Resources Officer Brenda Harmon saw her compensation decline 16 percent in 2013 to $1.2 million. Her performance-based bonus was cut 53 percent to $263,860. Her other 2013 compensation included $389,663 in salary; $225,901 in stock awards and $227,662 in stock options. Her other perks, of $78,988, included $70,449 in company contributions to her retirement plan; $6,700 in financial planning services; and $1,839 for an executive physical.
The smallest compensation cut, 1 percent, went to North American Tire Operations President Christopher Ostrander. His $1.4 million compensation included $414,803 in salary; $243,597 in stock awards; and $305,794 in stock options. His performance-based bonus dropped 38 percent to $318,994. His other perks, of $87,907, included $61,125 in company contributions to his retirement plan; $11,060 in personal and family members’ travel; $4,700 in financial planning services; and $1,412 for an executive physical.
International Tire Operations President Harold Miller’s compensation declined 26 percent to $1.2 million. Most of the decline came in a 66 percent drop in a performance-based bonus to $218,907. Miller’s 2013 compensation included a $400,850 salary; $228,164 in stock awards; and $247,390 in stock options. His other perks, of $79,986, included $66,714 in company contributions to his retirement plan; $10,835 in financial planning services; and $2,437 for an executive physical.
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