In his first eight months as chairman
of Harley-Davidson, Keith E. Wandell was paid $6.4 million U.S.
The CEO received a base salary of
$650,025 starting May 1, 2009, according to a story in the York Daily Record’s ydr.com. To that were added a bonus of $780,030
and stock and option awards worth $4.9 million. He received another
payment worth $22,515, most of it in cash.
Wandell took over for retiring CEO
James L. Ziemer, who was paid $2.9 million during his final four
months at Harley.
Harley-Davidson lost $218.7 million in
its fourth quarter, but it has laid off workers, closed factories,
and ditched unwanted brands to turn the tide.