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Disney chief made $37.1 million in year of record profit

LOS ANGELES — Disney chief executive Bob Iger’s pay package got an 18 percent boost last year to $37.1 million as the company posted record revenue, net income and earnings per share.

Walt Disney Co. also cited Iger’s leadership in the $4.06 billion acquisition of ‘‘Star Wars’’ creator Lucasfilm, along with the launch of theme park additions, cruise ships, and the expansion of the Disney Channel overseas.

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Iger, 61, saw the biggest jump in pay from the value of new stock option awards, which hit $7.8 million in 2012, up from $4.8 million in 2011, according to a regulatory filing Friday. Stock award grants valued at $9.5 million were above the $8.1 million he received a year earlier.

He also received incentive pay of $16.5 million, up from $15.5 million, while his salary rose to $2.5 million from $2 million. Other compensation for security and personal air travel came to $800,700, down from $962,932 a year earlier.

The company as a whole grew revenue 3 percent to $42.3 billion for the fiscal year through September. Net income rose 18 percent to $5.7 billion, while earnings per share grew 24 percent to $3.13.

In the fiscal year through Sept. 29, shares of Walt Disney Co. rose 73 percent.

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