John Lechleiter has been the company's CEO since 2008. The announcement Wednesday morning of his retirement comes one day after the firm announced strong revenue and profit for its second quarter, indicating that Lechleiter's initiatives have paid off.
Lilly CEO John Lechleiter was paid $11.2 million in salary, bonus, stock and perks last year, according to Lilly's proxy statement filed Monday morning. That represented a 10-percent increase over his take in 2012.
John Lechleiter, Angela Braly and two other local business leaders have pledged a combined $3 million to United Way of Central Indiana over the next four years. United Way is trying to raise $42.5 million by the end of the year.