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Shareholders care how CEOs and other top executives are paid. They want to make sure that members of the top brass are being compensated according to stock performance, revenue and profit growth, and how the company is performing relative to its peers. They also want to be certain that compensation committees and the board understand the inner workings of the business and know the incentive formula in great detail. Companies can show they are taking shareholder feedback into account by reaching out to investors regardless of how they voted and changing future compensation programs based on investors feedback.