Media attention and exhortations from a shareholder activist group influenced Amvescap
investors to question the firm's proposed executive pay package, it appears -- but the package squeaked by nonetheless.
At the company's annual meeting Thursday, shareholders approved a combined pay out of over $20 million to outgoing CEO Charles Brady
and new CEO Martin Flanagan
by a vote of 51.59 percent to 48.41 percent.
Nine other resolutions presented were not remotely contentious, with most receiving approval from over 99 percent of votes cast.
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