The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at M & T BANK CORP as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. M & T BANK CORP income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. M & T BANK CORP 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
Kevin J. Pearson
Executive Vice President & Vice Chairman - M&T Bank
Total Cash $1,765,000 Equity $2,312,228 Other $64,624 Total Compensation $4,141,852
Richard S. Gold
President & Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $1,765,000 Equity $2,312,228 Other $68,039 Total Compensation $4,145,267
René F. Jones
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $2,500,000 Equity $4,250,256 Other $117,918 Total Compensation $6,868,174
Darren J. King
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,500,000 Equity $1,395,199 Other $89,524 Total Compensation $2,984,723
Doris P. Meister
Executive Vice President Wealth Management
Total Cash $1,540,000 Equity $1,160,106 Other $67,776 Total Compensation $2,767,882
For its 2021 fiscal year, M & T BANK CORP, 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
René F. Jones CEO Pay $6,868,174 Median Employee Pay $68,270 CEO Pay Ratio 101:1
For its 2021 fiscal year, M & T BANK CORP, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
C. Angela Bontempo Total Cash $259,000
Calvin G. Butler, Jr. Total Cash $235,250
David S. Scharfstein Total Cash $259,500
Denis J. Salamone Total Cash $291,750
Gary N. Geisel Total Cash $318,250
Herbert L. Washington Total Cash $253,500
John D. Hawke, Jr. Total Cash $62,500
John R. Scannell Total Cash $241,250
Leslie V. Godridge Total Cash $254,750
Melinda R. Rich Total Cash $241,250
Newton P.S. Merrill Total Cash $241,250
Richard A. Grossi Total Cash $263,500
Richard H. Ledgett, Jr. Total Cash $286,500
Robert E. Sadler, Jr. Total Cash $295,750
Robert T. Brady Total Cash $279,000
Rudina Seseri Total Cash $233,000
T. Jefferson Cunningham, III Total Cash $273,250

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