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This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements including stock and stock options, for the CEO and the five highest paid executives of publicly listed companies. Between 2011 and 2012, total cash compensation increased in 17 out of 22 industries, a positive change compared to only 13 in the 2009-2010 period. However, four industries saw declines in total cash pay, up from two in 2011. Total compensation changed positively in 20 of 22 industries, another contrast to the 2009-2010 period when in 12 industries, the median change in total compensation was negative.