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AstraZeneca (AZN) chief executive officer Pascal Soriot is at the center of an extraordinary row among investors over his multi-million-dollar bonus, This is Money reports. Major shareholders are locked in heated talks after the drug maker proposed boosting his bonus and performance-related share award by $3.25 million to $17 million. The plan could take his overall pay above the $21.8 million he received last year. Two top shareholders, Aviva Investors and Standard Life Aberdeen, already voted to block the proposal ahead of the annual meeting on Tuesday.

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