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Sunil Mittal's salary slashed by 10%

August 12, 2013 20:17 IST

Bharti Airtel has reduced gross remuneration of its Chairman and Executive Director Sunil Mittal by around 10 per cent to Rs 22.55 crore (Rs 225 million) in 2012-13, from Rs 25 crore (Rs 250 million) in the previous fiscal.

The company had been posting decline in net income for the last 14 consecutive quarters. In the first quarter of the current financial year, however, it has been able to arrest sharp decline in net income.

The company reported 9.6 per cent fall in net profit at Rs 688.9 crore (Rs 6.89 billion) for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, from net profit of Rs 762.2 crore (Rs 7.62 billion) in the corresponding period last financial year.

The company has appointed Gopal Vittal as its new chief executive officer, who also serves as joint managing director, at around two-third of the gross remuneration compared to the amount it paid to his predecessor Sanjay Kapoor.

The gross remuneration for Vittal, who joined Airtel on April 3, 2012, was around Rs 2.7 crore (Rs 27 million) at the end of FY 2013 while Kapoor's gross remuneration was Rs 3.88 crore (Rs 39 million), as per the company's Annual Report.

"During the year, Gopal Vittal was granted 162,500 stock options at an exercise price of Rs 5," the report said.

The overall remuneration paid by Airtel to its board of directors increased by 9.7 per cent to Rs 30.98 crore for FY 2013, from Rs 28.23 crore in FY 2012.

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