Rupert Murdoch to forgo his News Corp annual cash bonus

(Reuters) - News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch will forgo his cash bonus for the current fiscal year due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on business, the company said on Wednesday. Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson will also forgo 75% of his annual cash bonus, the Wall Street Journal owner added

Reuters May 08, 2020 04:05:14 IST
Rupert Murdoch to forgo his News Corp annual cash bonus

Rupert Murdoch to forgo his News Corp annual cash bonus

(Reuters) - News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch will forgo his cash bonus for the current fiscal year due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on business, the company said on Wednesday.

Chief Executive Officer Robert Thomson will also forgo 75% of his annual cash bonus, the Wall Street Journal owner added. The collective cuts in bonuses and other cost initiatives will have a positive impact on the company's profitability and cash position, News Corp said.

Murdoch, who is also the chairman of Fox Corp , last month agreed to forgo his Fox salary through Sept. 30, in response to the coronavirus crisis.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru)

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