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The world’s oil giants Exxon Mobil, Shell, Total and BP are set to return to Iraq more than 35 years after Saddam Hussein nationalised production in the country’s biggest oil deal since the invasion.
Translated from Z24 business news in the Netherlands:
16.03.2010 | 11:24 Released
16/03/2010 | Last updated 11:37
A large proportion of the sum consists of a golden handshake of 5.4 million euros, according to Shell‘s annual report published Tuesday, March 16. Cook also received her salary and bonus over the first five months that she was executive officer. Up to 31 December she remained on the payroll, her salary was still paid. Cook got a total of 8.479 million euros.
In the remuneration report, drafted by director Hans Wijers, the golden handshake is based on the Dutch magistrate model. That model is applied in the Netherlands in the event of dismissal.
Cook’s leaving Shell was announced late in May 2009. For a long time, she had been supposed to be the future boss of Shell. But instead of Cook, Swiss Peter Voser became the new CEO and successor to the Dutchman Jeroen van der Veer.
Voser and Van der Veer
Voser in 2009 received 3.8 million euros (3.1 million bonus plus long term bonus). Jeroen van der Veer, who was CEO until July 2009 and later a member of the board of directors of the oil company, still got over 4.8 million euros.
See also here.
Multimillionaire bosses at the massive Shell oil corporation have boasted of doubling the number of workers to be thrown out of their jobs this year to satisfy wealthy City traders.
From Mother Jones in the USA about this video:
Greenpeace’s PolluterWatch brings us a new love story, this one bringing new meaning to the phrase, “Drill, baby, drill.” In their latest, “Rex” (a spoof of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson) meets “Bob” (Virginia’s new Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell), and the two realize that they’re a match made in offshore heaven.
The Obama administration has given the go-ahead to offshore oil drilling–despite the risk to the land, water and wildlife along hundreds of miles of U.S. coastline: here.