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6 CEOs with excessive executive compensation packages

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Yahoo’s business troubles not only puts CEO Marissa Mayer under the harsh glare of the shareholder spotlight, it highlights the issue of sky-high executive compensation packages when the CEO is heading for the door.

Whether it’s severance pay or a plump retirement package, sometimes the actual payout is hard to pin down, what with the combination of salary, incentive pay, vested shares, stock options and various other executive compensation benefits based on share price.

Check out the more-than-ample exit pay of certain CEOs.