The president and chief executive of swimwear firm Warnaco Group picked up a total compensation worth US$6.43m for the 2008 fiscal year, according to a company filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).   

CEO Joseph R Gromek's total package included a US$1m base salary, $0.73m bonus, $1.9m in stock awards, $1.12m in option awards, a $1.1m non-equity incentive plan and $0.48m in other conmpensation, Warnaco said in a compensation commitee report.

The executive officer compensation summary was part of a proxy filing statement that said its 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders would be held at Warnaco's offices on 13 May.

Warnaco sells intimate apparel, sportswear and swimwear under brand names including Calvin Klein, Speedo, Chaps, Warner's  and Olga.