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Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS): Closing price $38.88

In fiscal year 2012, Chairman and Chief Executive David Nelms received $9.96 million in compensation, a figure which was down by 28 percent from 2011 ($13.89 million) because of lower stock awards. Nelms’ compensation in the year ended November 30th included a base salary of $1 million, $5.78 million in stock awards and $3.13 million in incentive-plan pay, along with other compensation, according to the firm’s annual proxy filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.

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