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 $1,363,000 Equity $2,155,139 Other $94,696 Total Compensation $3,612,835
Richard S. Gold
President & Chief Operating Officer
Total Cash $1,363,000 Equity $2,155,189 Other $100,356 Total Compensation $3,618,545
René F. Jones
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Total Cash $1,750,000 Equity $3,550,087 Other $165,805 Total Compensation $5,465,892
Darren J. King
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Total Cash $1,205,000 Equity $1,320,313 Other $108,749 Total Compensation $2,634,062
Doris P. Meister
Executive Vice President
Total Cash $1,145,000 Equity $1,160,202 Other $99,619 Total Compensation $2,404,821
For its 2020 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 $5,532,007 Median Employee Pay $66,091 CEO Pay Ratio 84:1
For its 2020 fiscal year, M & T BANK CORP, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Brent D. Baird Total Cash $65,000
C. Angela Bontempo Total Cash $187,000
Calvin G. Butler, Jr. Total Cash $77,083
David S. Scharfstein Total Cash $186,000
Denis J. Salamone Total Cash $198,000
Gary N. Geisel Total Cash $256,000
Herbert L. Washington Total Cash $171,000
John D. Hawke, Jr. Total Cash $217,000
John R. Scannell Total Cash $173,000
Leslie V. Godridge Total Cash $21,333
Melinda R. Rich Total Cash $161,000
Newton P.S. Merrill Total Cash $155,000
Richard A. Grossi Total Cash $181,000
Richard H. Ledgett, Jr. Total Cash $225,000
Robert E. Sadler, Jr. Total Cash $187,000
Robert T. Brady Total Cash $206,000
Rudina Seseri Total Cash $21,333
T. Jefferson Cunningham, III Total Cash $211,000

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