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When it comes to investing in Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), or any company for that matter, few things are more important for investors to understand than the compensation structure of its CEO.

With this in mind, I created the brief slideshow below, which explains in one simple chart, how Bank of America has structured its CEO Brian Moynihan's compensation for 2015 and going forward. As you'll see, Moynihan earns the lion's share of his compensation from performance-based incentive awards tied to Bank of America's performance.

Data source: Bank of America

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