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Rebels are right that a £2m rise is pushing it – even for AstraZeneca’s superstar | Nils Pratley

Fund managers tried to vote down Pascal Soriot’s package for fear of more boardroom pay inflation

A majority is a majority, but a rebellion of 40% against an executive pay policy is too large to be pinned solely on those brain-dead fund managers who outsource their thinking to proxy voting agencies.

At AstraZeneca some serious institutions, with Aviva Investors and Standard Life Aberdeen to the fore, clearly thought the company was pushing things too far by adding a potential £2m cherry on top of their chief executive, Pascal Soriot’s, already substantial pay package. The rebels had a point.

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