Frasers Group shareholders approve £100m bonus for Michael Murray

Frasers Group approves the firm’s pay deal which could hand the soon-to-be son-in-law of Ashley, Michael Murray, a £100m bonus.
Independent shareholders revolted yesterday over the deal.
// Shareholders at Frasers Group approve the firm’s pay deal which could hand Michael Murray a £100m bonus
// Voting advisory groups had previously lined up to oppose Murray’s bonus, due to its size and focus on the share price

Frasers Group’s shareholders have approved the firm’s executive share scheme, which could see incoming chief executive Michael Murray received shares worth £100 million.

The billionaire tracksuit tycoon will step down as chief executive of his Frasers Group empire in May next year and hand the reins to Michael Murray, his daughter Anna’s fiance.

However independent shareholders yesterday revolted over a deal that will hand Murray £100 million if Frasers’ share price hits £15 for 30 consecutive trading days in the next four years.


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Shares fell 1.1 per cent, or 7.5p, to 687p last night.

Frasers Group, which includes Sports Direct, House of Fraser and Evans Cycles – accepted £80 million in furlough cash and saved £97.5 million in business rates relief.

Voting advisory groups had lined up to oppose Murray’s bonus, due to its size and focus on the share price, which they said can change independently of a chief executive’s performance.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. This article, particularly the headline, should have been written to make clear that the only reason the bonus was approved was due to Mike Ashley’s vote. The tone is misleading.

  2. Also the fact that to achieve that share price of £15 from £6 is a massive achievement and if he does it he should be entitled to it as he will make the investors a ton of money

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