CEO Zaslav ‘Discovers’ hefty $156M payday

April 4, 2015 2:49 AM

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Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav’s 2014 total compensation totaled $156.1 million — a total greatly enhanced by stock awards and tied to the future success of the company, but still likely to be fodder for critics of sky-high executive pay.

Zaslav is to receive a $144 million stock-option grant as part of a six-year employment deal he signed last year, the company said in a regulatory filing Friday night.

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