Regal CEO Compensation Rises 19 Percent to $4.9 Million

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It includes $2.4 million in stock awards.

Regal Entertainment paid CEO Amy Miles $4.9 million for running one of the nation's largest movie-exhibition companies this past fiscal year.

The compensation, disclosed Wednesday in a regulatory filing, includes $2.4 million in stock awards and is 19 percent more than Miles earned in the previous fiscal year. Shares of Regal rose 8 percent during calendar-year 2015.

Gregory Dunn, the president and COO of Regal, earned $2.3 million, up from $2.1 million, while CFO David Ownby made $1.95 million, up from $1.55 million. General counsel Peter Brandow was paid $1.75 million, up from $1.46 million.

Last month, analysts at Credit Suisse increased their price target on Regal by $1, writing that "early 2016 successes by Deadpool and Zootopia give us confidence that the year may surprise to the upside."

The new Credit Suisse price target, though, is $20 while the stock closed Wednesday at $20.69.