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FILE - In this March 6, 2008 photo, (then) Hewlett Packard Company CEO Mark Hurd speaks at HP headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Oracle Corp. plans to pay newly appointed co-President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 annually and said Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, the ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO is eligible for a target bonus of $5 million in the current fiscal year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)
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FILE - In this March 6, 2008 photo, (then) Hewlett Packard Company CEO Mark Hurd speaks at HP headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. Oracle Corp. plans to pay newly appointed co-President Mark Hurd a base salary of $950,000 annually and said Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, the ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO is eligible for a target bonus of $5 million in the current fiscal year. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

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