Bumper pay for new HP boss

New HP boss Leo Apotheker could earn as much as $50m (£32m) in his first year at the firm. Apotheker, who joined the computer manufacturer from SAP last week, will receive a basic pay package of $1.2m, a bonus of up to $6m and a lucrative share package. However, the market reacted badly to the appointment, with investors worried the Silicon Valley outsider lacks the experience to steer the sprawling company. Apotheker, 57, spent seven months as CEO of German software giant SAP before resigning abruptly amid customer complaints over software support fee increases.