NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has agreed to a renegotiated contract with Marijn Dekkers that gives the CEO a base salary of $1.17 million per year as well as a target incentive bonus of 125 percent of base salary, the company disclosed in a filing this week with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The new contract holds through the end of 2017.
 

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