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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon gets $28 million pay package

By David Henry

By David Henry

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co <JPM.N> directors paid Chief Executive Jamie Dimon $28 million in total compensation for 2016, a 4 percent bump from the prior year, the company said on Thursday.

Dimon's package includes a base salary of $1.5 million as well as cash and stock-related instruments that are tied to Dimon's performance, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Dimon's base salary was the same in 2015, as was his $5 million cash performance bonus. The increase came from an additional $1 million in performance share units.

The board "took into account the firm's strong performance" in setting Dimon's pay, the company said.

Last year, JPMorgan's profit rose 1 percent, to nearly $25 billion. Return on tangible common equity, a key measure of profitability and a factor in the compensation, was 13 percent for the third consecutive year.

Shares of JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, rose 2016 by 31 percent in 2016, compared with a 26 percent gain in the KBW bank stock index. <.BKX>

Dimon's pay has been a sensitive topic for JPMorgan.

The company changed its practices last year to tie more of his compensation to objective measures of performance and leave less leeway for judgment by directors. The decision came after investors and proxy voting advisers complained that Dimon's pay was too arbitrary. Shareholders voted to endorse the new structure at their annual meeting in May.

Directors are expected to describe their rationale for Dimon's 2016 package in more detail in a proxy statement ahead of this year's annual meeting.

Other top JPMorgan executives are paid with a somewhat different mix of salary, cash and stock-related incentives. The performance pieces are like last year's and almost all consist of 40 percent cash, 30 percent performance share units and 30 percent restricted stock units, a company spokesman said on Thursday.

Applying the formula to other disclosures made on Thursday, they would receive total compensation of the following amounts:

Ashley Bacon, chief risk officer, $11 million.

Mary Erdoes, asset management chief executive, $19 million.

Marianne Lake, chief financial officer, $12.5 million.

Douglas Petno, commercial bank chief executive, $11 million.

Daniel Pinto, chief executive for corporate and investment banking, $19 million.

Gordon Smith, consumer banking chief executive, $19 million.

Matthew Zames, chief operating officer, $19 million.

(Reporting by David Henry in New York; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Sandra Maler)