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Ford CEO Mulally's compensation rose 10.7 percent in 2013

By Bernie Woodall DEARBORN, Michigan (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co <F.N> Chief Executive Alan Mulally got a healthy raise in 2013 as his total compensation jumped 10.7 percent to $23.2 million, based in part on bonuses related to his performance as well as that of the company, the automaker said on Friday.

Ford CEO Mulally's pay up 11 pct to $23.2 million in 2013 on record North American profit

DETROIT - Ford CEO Alan Mulally's compensation rose 11 per cent to $23.2 million in 2013, as the company reported record profits in North America and Asia. Mulally earned $2 million in salary, the same as 2012. But he earned more in bonuses, at $5.9 million, and in stock and option awards, which totalled $14.6 million.

Microsoft succession speculation focuses on internal candidates

By Bill Rigby and Christian Plumb SEATTLE/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speculation over Microsoft Corp's succession plans refocused on internal choices on Wednesday, a day after the leading outside candidate, Ford Motor Co CEO Alan Mulally, took himself off the list of potential CEOs at the world's largest software maker.

Ford CEO Mulally puts end to Microsoft speculation, to stay at Ford at least through 2014

DEARBORN, Mich. - All eyes will be on Ford's new vehicles — not its CEO — at the Detroit auto show next week. CEO Alan Mulally finally put to rest rumours that he will leave Ford to run Microsoft. Mulally said Tuesday he'll stay at the Dearborn-based automaker through at least the end of this year. "I would like to end the Microsoft speculation because I have no other plans to do anything other than serve Ford," Mulally told The Associated Press in an interview.

Exclusive: Ford board aims to pin down CEO Mulally's plans

By Deepa Seetharaman and Nadia Damouni DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's board of directors plans to press Chief Executive Alan Mulally soon for a decision on his future, as speculation intensifies that he may be offered the job of CEO at Microsoft Corp. Mulally, 68, is one of a handful of candidates still in contention for the Microsoft role, according to several sources close to the technology giant, and he has not tried to dispel talk that he is interested in the job.

Microsoft shares hit as Mulally reiterates 'no change' in plan to stay Ford CEO through 2014

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Microsoft shares fell 3 per cent Thursday after Ford CEO Alan Mulally said that there is "no change in my plan" to stay with the automaker through the end of next year, dampening some investors' hopes he would take the top job at the software giant soon. The stock's downturn came despite Mulally's comments on CNBC being no different than what Ford has been saying for months. The market's reaction indicates investors were hoping the 68-year-old would in fact replace CEO Steve Ballmer, who is set to retire by August at the latest.

Microsoft shares hit highest since 2000 with CEO search in view

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Shares of Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> jumped to their highest since mid-2000 on Wednesday, a day after Reuters reported that the world's largest software company is closing in on appointing a new chief executive In addition, an influential analyst suggested the appointment of an outsider as CEO could result in the sale of Microsoft's Bing and Xbox units, which would bring instant gains.

Mulally calls talk of him as Microsoft CEO 'speculation,' says plan at Ford is unchanged

DEARBORN, Mich. - Alan Mulally, the man who has led Ford Motor Co.'s turnaround from near financial ruin, would not say Thursday if he has talked to Microsoft about the CEO job at the software giant. "We don't comment on the speculation," Mulally said in response to a question from The Associated Press on the company's third-quarter earnings conference call.

Ford's Mulally won't dismiss Boeing, Microsoft speculation

By Norihiko Shirouzu and Paul Ingrassia WUHAN, China (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co <F.N> Chief Executive Alan Mulally repeatedly declined to dismiss reports that he was approached to run Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> and speculation that he may be in line for a leadership role at Boeing. "I love serving Ford" was Mulally's repeated comment on the sidelines of an auto conference in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, when asked if he had been approached either directly or indirectly to lead either of those companies.

Ford's Mulally won't confirm or deny reports on Boeing, Microsoft jobs

WUHAN, China (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Alan Mulally would not confirm or deny media reports that he is being sought to join Boeing Co and Microsoft Corp. "I love serving Ford" was Mulally's repeated comment on the sidelines of an auto conference in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, when asked if he had been approached either directly or indirectly to lead either of those companies.
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