AMC Networks CEO's Pay Rises 323 Percent to $40.3 Million in 2014

Josh Sapan

The head of the company behind 'The Walking Dead' home AMC had made $9.53 million in 2013.

AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan saw his 2014 compensation reach an impressive $40.3 million.

That compared with $9.53 million in 2013 and $8.92 million in 2012.

The company — whose flagship, AMC, has aired such hit shows as Mad Men and The Walking Dead — disclosed details of its executive pay in a regulatory filing.

Sapan's massive pay increase — 323 percent — was mostly due to $29.7 million in stock awards, up from $2.2 million a year earlier. AMC stock, though, fell 6 percent in 2014.

Sapan's basic salary was $2 million, up from $1.3 million a year earlier.

The company also disclosed the pay of its other top executives on Thursday.

Executive chairman Charles Dolan made $2.3 million, up from $1.7 million.

Ed Carroll, the COO, was paid $5.6 million, up from $4.9 million.

Sean Sullivan, the CFO, was paid $2.8 million, up from $2.3 million, while general counsel Jamie Gallagher made $2 million, up from $1.7 million.

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