BP CEO Hayward's Annual Pension Will Be Nearly $1 Million

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How do you retire at 53 years old with an annual pension of nearly $1 million? Become the head of a giant global oil company, and then allow it to spill millions of gallons of oil into the ocean, which forces your early resignation. BP Chief Tony Haward, expected to step down this fall, is set to receive a huge pension as a part of his golden parachute. The BBC reports:

BP chief executive Tony Hayward is receive an immediate £600,000-a-year pension when he leaves the firm in October, the BBC has learned.

That comes out to about $928,500-per-year at current exchange rates. He may stay on in a non-executive position at BP, according to the report.

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Daniel Indiviglio was an associate editor at The Atlantic from 2009 through 2011. He is now the Washington, D.C.-based columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. He is also a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation. More

Indiviglio has also written for Forbes. Prior to becoming a journalist, he spent several years working as an investment banker and a consultant.
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