Any chance of something similar here in the UK......?
WASHINGTON, Feb 3 US President Barack Obama will set a $500,000 annual compensation cap on Wednesday for executives at companies getting taxpayer bailouts as part of a wider process to clamp down on excessive corporate pay.
An administration official said the new rules would require banks and other companies that get government funds in the future to abide by the new cap going forward, with any additional compensation being limited to restricted stock that does not vest until government funds are paid back.
Companies that have previously received bailout money would have to agree to stricter oversight and prove that they have followed already established restrictions on executive compensation.
(from the FT)