Jeremy Warner: Investors vent fury at Shell

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The Independent Online

Outlook With all the focus on the excesses of bankers, other corporations must have thought it possible to get away with big pay packages to senior executives largely unnoticed. Yesterday's protest vote by shareholders in Royal Dutch Shell provides a timely reminder that executive excess remains an issue wherever it lurks. Shareholders have rightly given their board a bloody nose. It is outrageous that such sums should be paid for doing little more than riding the boom in oil prices while so many are being asked to make sacrifices.

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