The head of Europe's largest oil company is rewarded for a boost in operational performance.
The bank's board declines requests to investigate recent compensation awards, recoup excessive pay and reform pay practices.
Companies are taking steps to rein in premiums they fear will rise as a result of new legislation.
A new report from the New York State comptroller that found firms dished out $20.3 billion in bonuses in 2009 won't do much to quiet outrage.
More than half of all full-time positions were filled with internal candidates in 2009, up from 39 percent a year earlier.