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Goldman Sachs Boosts Pay For CEO Blankfein, 4 Others

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NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has more than tripled the salary of CEO Lloyd Blankfein to $2 million, and also granted raises to four other top executives.

The investment bank said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday that its board's compensation committee set the new base salary for Blankfein, effective Jan. 1. His previous salary had been $600,000.

The committee set salaries at $1.85 million for four other executives. They are Chief Operating Officer Gary Cohn; Chief Financial Officer David Viniar and Vice Chairmen Michael Evans and John Weinberg.

The filing didn't elaborate on the reasons for the raises. The salaries don't include other forms of compensation the executives can receive, such as stock options.

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