Publix Nominates Knopik for Board

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets [3] has nominated Steve Knopik of Beall's Inc. to its board of directors.

Knopik, 57, has been chief executive officer of Beall’s, a department store operator, since 2006. If approved at Publix’s annual meeting next month, the company’s board would increase to 10 members. All other nominees for election at the annual meeting are current Publix board members.

A proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday said Publix executives received 4.5% salary increases in 2012.

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Ed Crenshaw, the company’s CEO, received more than $1 million in compensation last year, consisting of a salary of $849,000, $110,000 in non-equity incentives and $86,500 in other compensation, including contributions to the company’s employee stock ownership plan. President Randall Jones received total compensation of $862,000. David Phillips, chief financial officer, received $831,000; Laurie Douglas, Publix’s chief information officer, received $717,000, and John Attaway, general counsel, was paid $582,000. Publix’s annual meeting is scheduled for April 16 in Lakeland.