American Express CEO made $28.5 million in 2012

Reuters

Credit card company American Express Co chief executive Kenneth Chenault received a total payout of about $28.5 million in 2012, according to a filing, an increase of about 24 percent over the previous year,

Chenault's base salary was $2 million, according to a proxy filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday. His bonus was $4 million, while stock awards accounted for about $18.9 million and options awards total led about $2.2 million. (http://link.reuters.com/vur56t)

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In January, American Express said it would cut about 5,400 jobs, or 8.5 percent of its workforce, to restructure its business and pay legal bills.

(Reporting By Vrinda Manocha in Bangalore; Editing by Gary Hill)