Bloomberg Law
April 13, 2020, 7:13 PM

Beyond Meat’s New Top Lawyer Earned $22 Million Last Year

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Beyond Meat Inc., which had one of 2019’s top-performing initial public offerings, gave its first-year legal chief a total compensation package worth nearly $21.94 million in 2019.

The pay for general counsel and corporate secretary Teri Witteman was disclosed in a 2019 proxy statement filed April 10 by Beyond Meat, which uses plant-based products to make meat substitutes.

Most of Witteman’s compensation—almost $21.66 million—comes from stock and options awards that can only be realized over a period of years. Witteman earned $278,125 in cash, a sum that includes $185,417 in base salary and $92,708 in non-equity incentive plan compensation. Bloomberg ...

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