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Renault shareholders approve new pay scheme for CEO

A majority of Renault SA shareholders, including the French state, approved a new pay arrangement for CEO Carlos Ghosn after years of rancor over his annual compensation, the Financial Times reported.

A total of 87.9% of the French automaker's shareholders voted in favor of the new pay scheme for Ghosn, which will cut his base salary by 20% to €1 million. The new compensation package will take effect this year.

The French government, which owns 15% of Renault shares and has double voting rights on some company issues, also joined about 43% of the shareholders in voting against Ghosn's 2017 pay package of €7.4 million, according to the news outlet.

Ghosn, who was reappointed as CEO in February, is planning to step down before his term ends in 2022.

The voting was held at Renault's annual shareholder meeting in Paris on June 15.