SPECIAL REPORT: Stock-based pay builds wealth for Indiana execs

IBJ's annual review of proxy statements for Indiana public companies found senior executives' median compensation rose 14 percent in 2011. But that analysis uses the fair market value of stock and options awards on the date they were granted. If a company's stock price surges, executives can make out far better. (with searchable database)

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Simon CEO lands $137 million in compensation

David Simon must remain CEO of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group for at least six years to see any of the $120 million in special stock awards the company’s board of directors awarded him last year, and must stay on eight years to reap the full amount.

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Total pay for executives surged in 2010

Total executive compensation at Indiana’s largest public companies continued to rise sharply coming out of the recession, even though many of them have yet to erase the red ink in their shareholders’ portfolios.

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