Sorrell’s pay checked

The controversial pay package for WPP Group chief executive Martin Sorrell has been approved despite a 26 per cent vote against it at an extraordinary general meeting held on Monday.

WPP Group, whose design interests include BDG/McColl, Coley Porter Bell, Sampson Tyrrell and Anspach Grossman Portugal, last week reformulated the potential 28m five-year pay deal in response to pressure from shareholders.

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