Glenn Murphy’s sacrifices in 2009 came back to him with interest in 2010.
Murphy, chairman and chief executive officer of Gap Inc., saw his overall pay package grow 18 percent last year, to $5.9 million from $5 million in 2009. After he voluntarily reduced his salary 15 percent, or $225,000, in 2009, it returned to its regular level of $1.5 million in 2010. And in appreciation of both his stewardship of the San Francisco-based firm and his willingness to earn less “given a highly uncertain business environment,” Gap’s compensation committee awarded him a special bonus of $635,000.
Although his nonequity incentive plan compensation was cut by slightly more than half to $1.7 million, he was granted $1.8 million in stock awards, versus none the year before. He received no option awards in 2009 or 2010. Other compensation expanded 18 percent to $281,000 from $163,000.
Because of fluctuating stock prices and vesting schedules, stock and option awards aren’t necessarily realized by the named executive officer, but companies are required to include them in the compensation tables when submitting proxies to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as Gap did on Tuesday.
Last year, Gap’s profits increased 9.3 percent, to $1.1 billion, while sales rose 3.3 percent, to $14.66 billion, and improved 1 percent on a same-store basis.
In a another SEC filing Tuesday, Ann Inc. reported that Kay Krill registered a 13.4 percent increase in total compensation last year, as her bonus and stock awards followed the company’s earnings trajectory upward.
Krill, president and ceo of the company previously known as AnnTaylor Stores Corp., earned a total of $10.3 million last year, up from $9.1 million in 2009. Her salary was unchanged at $1.2 million, but her bonus grew 18.9 percent to $5.2 million, from $4.3 million, and the sum of her stock and option awards was up 14.5 percent to $3.9 million, from $3.4 million, despite a 30.4 percent decline in option awards to $1.2 million.
Krill’s “other” compensation dropped to $16,000 from $101,000 in 2009. Last year, car service accounted for just under $10,000 of that total, down from $36,000 in 2009, and the reimbursement for taxes in connection with car service, nearly $29,000 in 2009, was waived entirely.
The proxy highlighted the recent improvement in Ann’s performance, noting that while its operating profit rose 352 percent and its stock price was up 74 percent last year, the total compensation for all “named executive officers, including the ceo,” was up a far more modest 11 percent and the ceo’s total compensation grew 13 percent.
In the fiscal year ended Jan. 29, the company swung to a profit of $73.4 million from a net loss of $18.2 million in 2009, while revenues increased 8.3 percent to $1.98 billion.
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@Pharrell and his wife Helen Lasichanh were among the stars that came out to celebrate @rimowa’s first pop-up concept shop. The space, which is located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, draws inspiration from airport luggage carousels and lounge areas – and features the company’s luggage and accessories. If the pop-up is successful it could pave the way for addition temporary shops throughout the world. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA)
@carineroitfeld celebrated @crfashionbook’s first calendar last night with a dinner party at Spring Place in Manhattan. Photographed by @stevenkleinstudio, the calendar takes on a fitness theme and features @joansmalls, @gigihadid, @danielle_herrington_ – pictured here – and more. “[Carine Roitfeld] wanted me to feel sexy and she wanted me to be myself and feel it out on my own and do what I felt was right,” said Herrington, aka Miss October. #wwdeye
@saintrecords and @virgilabloh last night at @americanexpress’ “A Night With Success Makers” event. “I always bring it back to community because without that I wouldn’t have the courage,” said Knowles when asked how she has gotten where she is now. Read more highlights from their conversation on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lizdoupnik)
This Just In: Industry sources have told WWD that Anastasia Soare is rumored to be considering selling her beauty business, @anastasiabeverlyhills. According to those sources, Soare has tapped investment bank Imperial Capital to explore sale options for her eponymous beauty brand –– and with at least $340 million in net sales, this would be a big deal. Put in context of other recent transactions for makeup companies, Soare’s price tag could be in the billions if she were to sell the whole thing. #wwdnews #wwdbeauty (📷: @clint_spaulding)
@assouline’s latest book, “The Spirit of Bentley: Be Extraordinary” captures the adventurous attitudes and opulent lifestyles of @bentleymotors’ most creative owners and enthusiasts throughout the U.K. The 292-page hardcover has a section dedicated to showing its team of skilled artisans and photos of its most colorful owners, from George Bamford to designer @alicetemperley, pictured here by Aline Coquelle. #wwdeye
@google released its report on the most popular search terms this year. For fashion brands, the list was led by @gucci, the luxury brand that stunned the market last October when it pledged to stop using fur. Runner ups were @supremenewyork and @fashionnova, along with more established brands like @louisvuitton, @chanelofficial and @ysl. #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
In yet another fashion show shuffle, @elleryland is moving its show in sync with the Paris couture calendar — though the brand is still keeping one foot on the city’s ready-to-wear schedule. Their runway show in January will coincide with the launch of a new strategy: designing two main collections each year instead of four, which will then be released in four drops. “As we all know, the system needs to change. We need to show sooner to give time back to artisans and designers to do what they do best — create,” said founder Kym Ellery. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@maxmara’s classic 101801 coat was the cornerstone of its pre-fall 2018 collection. The design team expanded the traditional double-breasted, kimono-sleeved style into a trapeze coat, lean belted styles and a peacoat and presented them in monochromatic looks – like the camel one pictured here. #wwdfashion #prefall18 (📷: George Chinsee)