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A yr after Sir Martin Sorrell resigned as head of the promoting big WPP he’ll nonetheless obtain shares price £2.13m from the corporate.

The pay-out is from WPP’s long-term govt efficiency share plan, the Financial Times reported.

Sir Martin will obtain 250,000 shares plus dividends underneath the plan, the FT says.

Sir Martin resigned from WPP final April after the board investigated claims of misconduct, which he has denied.

He then took cost of a shell firm, Derriston Capital, and turned it into S4 Capital, a “multinational communication providers enterprise”.

In July last year WPP threatened to remove his share awards when it turned out that each WPP and S4 had been competing to purchase Dutch agency Mediamonks, and it was thought Sir Martin was in breach of his confidentiality agreements.

S4 acquired Mediamonks later that month and WPP has not pursued any authorized claims over Sir Martin’s bonus.

The share awards are estimated to be price some £20m over 5 years to Sir Martin.

He still owns 1.4% of WPP shares price about £150m.

Prior to now he confronted shareholder revolts over what many noticed as extreme rewards.

In 2017 a couple of in 5 shareholders voted towards his £48m pay package deal, the seventh yr in a row that greater than 20% of buyers didn’t endorse his pay.