The charts on this page feature a breakdown of the total annual pay for the top executives at NISOURCE INC as reported in their proxy statements.

Total Cash Compensation information is comprised of yearly Base Pay and Bonuses. NISOURCE INC income statements for executive base pay and bonus are filed yearly with the SEC in the edgar filing system. NISOURCE INC 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
Carrie J. Hightman
Total Cash $1,630,000 Equity $892,888 Other $42,173 Total Compensation $2,565,061
Joseph Hamrock
President and CEO
Total Cash $1,480,000 Equity $4,901,916 Other $75,809 Total Compensation $6,457,725
Donald E. Brown
EVP, CFO and President, NCS
Total Cash $780,000 Equity $3,084,923 Other $52,003 Total Compensation $3,916,926
Pablo A. Vegas
EVP, COO and President, NiSource Utilities
Total Cash $780,000 Equity $3,084,923 Other $36,000 Total Compensation $3,900,923
Violet G. Sistovaris
EVP and Chief Experience Officer
Total Cash $650,000 Equity $948,726 Other $41,925 Total Compensation $1,640,651
For its 2020 fiscal year, NISOURCE INC, 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
Joseph Hamrock CEO Pay $6,457,725 Median Employee Pay $103,570 CEO Pay Ratio 62:1
For its 2019 fiscal year, NISOURCE INC, listed the following board members on its annual proxy statement to the SEC.
Aristides S. Candris Total Cash $265,000
Carolyn Y. Woo Total Cash $265,500
Deborah A. Henretta Total Cash $235,000
Deborah A. P. Hersman Total Cash $196,905
Eric L. Butler Total Cash $248,011
Kevin T. Kabat Total Cash $372,285
Michael E. Jesanis Total Cash $255,000
Peter A. Altabef Total Cash $265,000
Richard L. Thompson Total Cash $90,679
Wayne S. DeVeydt Total Cash $245,000

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A proxy statement (or "proxy") is a form that every publicly traded U.S. company is required to file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) within 120 days after the end of its fiscal year. The proxy must be sent to every shareholder in advance of the company's annual shareholders meeting. All proxy statements are public filings made available to the general public by the SEC.

The proxy statement's main purpose is to alert shareholders to the annual meeting and provide them information about the issues that will be voted on during the annual meeting, including decisions such as electing directors, ratifying the selection of auditors, and other shareholder-related decisions, including shareholder-initiated initiatives. Also, proxies must disclose specific detailed information regarding the pay practices for certain executives.