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Thursday July 04, 2013

Zynga Gave Mattrick Millions To Leave Microsoft

A million a year, plus a $5 million signing bonus and $40 million in stock awards? Holy cow! eek!

Struggling Web game maker Zynga gave new CEO Don Mattrick a $5 million signing bonus and stock awards valued at $40 million to lure him away from his previous job overseeing Microsoft's Xbox console for video games. Mattrick's compensation package also includes a $1 million annual salary and a guaranteed bonus of about $1 million this year, according to a regulatory filing made late Wednesday.

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