WHSmith shareholders revolt over executive bonuses

Exterior of WHSmith store showing fascia

WHSmith has been hit by a shareholder revolt over plans to pay a £550,000 bonus to its chief executive Carl Cowling.

More than half of the retailer’s investors either voted against or abstained when asked to back its remuneration report. 

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