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That remuneration makes him easily the highest paid chief executive of any listed company or fund in New Zealand.
Mr Spierings was paid a base salary of $2.463m, benefits of $170,036, short term incentive pay of $1.832m and long term incentive pay of $3.855m.
It is the first time the dairy co-op has broken out his pay. Previously it only revealed its highest paid employee - which was safey assumed to be its chief executive.
In 2016, Fonterra's highest paid employee received $4.66m.
The New Zealand Herald CEO Pay Survey reported departed Sky City boss Nigel Morrison was the highest paid executive for 2016. Morrison, who stepped down in April last year, received $6.49m.
The pay increase was revealed in the dairy co-operative's annual result, released today.
Net profit for the July 31 financial year was down by 11% to $745 million because of reduced margins, the dairy giant said.
A cash payout of $6.52 for the 2016/7 season was announced, comprising a farmgate milk price of $6.12/kg milksolids and a dividend of 40 cents per share.
The profit equates to earnings per share of 46c, down from 51c last year, and compared with an earlier forecast range of 45c to 55c.
Analysts had expected to see a weaker annual result as higher farmgate milk prices, the key input cost for Fonterra, made their presence felt on Fonterra's margins.