The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO annual reports of executive compensation and pay are most commonly found in the Def 14a documents.

Total Equity aggregates grant date fair value of stock and option awards and long term incentives granted during the fiscal year.

Other Compensation covers all compensation-like awards that don't fit in any of these other standard categories. Numbers reported do not include change in pension value and non-qualified deferred compensation earnings.

Name And Title Total Cash Equity Other Total Compensation
William E. Brown
Chairman
Total Cash $246,642 Equity $400,010 Other $31,473 Total Compensation $678,125
Nicholas Lahanas
Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $466,988 Equity $175,455 Other $9,998 Total Compensation $652,441
Timothy P. Cofer
Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $992,404 Equity $2,256,978 Other $264,624 Total Compensation $3,514,006
John Hanson
President Pet Consumer Products
Total Cash $501,235 Equity $175,455 Other $132,955 Total Compensation $809,645
John D. Walker
President Garden Consumer Products
Total Cash $512,733 Equity $175,455 Other $47,272 Total Compensation $735,460
For its 2021 fiscal year, CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO, listed the following CEO pay ratio data on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
CEO Name CEO Pay Median Employee Pay CEO Pay Ratio
Timothy P. Cofer CEO Pay $3,514,006 Median Employee Pay $49,038 CEO Pay Ratio 72:1
For its 2021 fiscal year, CENTRAL GARDEN & PET CO, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Name Total COMPENSATION
Brendan P. Dougher Total Cash $249,338
Brooks M. Pennington Total Cash $334,507
Christopher T. Metz Total Cash $205,838
Courtnee Chun Total Cash $194,338
Daniel P. Myers Total Cash $334,838
John R. Ranelli Total Cash $325,338
Mary Beth Springer Total Cash $285,838
Michael J. Edwards Total Cash $224,838
Michael J. Griffith Total Cash $253,338

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