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Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland is the top-paid CEO of the four big­gest JSE-listed gold min­ing com­pa­nies. Holland, whose lu­cra­tive pay­checks have been crit­i­cised in the past, was paid $2.83m for the year to end De­cem­ber – an in­crease of 8.8%. How­ever, the re­turn to share­hold­ers, in­clud­ing div­i­dends, was down 19% over the same pe­riod, ac­cord­ing to Bloomberg data. Thanks to a strong gold price in the first quar­ter of 2016, the stock is up 13.6% over the past 12 months, still sig­nif­i­cantly lag­ging its three ma­jor ri­vals.

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