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Marijn Dekkers, the president and CEO of Thermo Fisher Scientific, will see his base salary for 2009 increase 4.5 percent to $1.218 million, according to a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

His new salary takes effect starting April 1. Last year Dekkers had a base salary of $1.165 million. In addition, Dekkers received a cash bonus of more than $1.8 million in 2008 according to the filing. In 2007, he received a cash bonus of more than $1.9 million.

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