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HP's $18 million woman: Whitman earned big pay in 2013

Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard
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Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Meg Whitman made quite a bit more than her token base pay of a dollar last year. Hewlett-Packard's CEO earned $17.6 million in cash and stock options, according to Re/code.

Citing a Securities and Exchange Commission proxy filing, the tech website reported Monday that most of the compensation was in stock options worth $12.7 million, including $4.4 million in bonuses and stock awards. This year, HPQ's chief is expected to earn a base of $1.5 million, Re/code reported.

Read Re/code's full story here.

By Arik Hesseldahl, recode.net.

CNBC's parent NBC Universal is an investor in re/code's parent Revere Digital, and the companies have a content-sharing arrangement.

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