Adobe CEO and president Bruce Chizen pocketed $4.2 million from exercising stock options in 2003, according to documents filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Chizen's bonus also climbed from $233,113 in 2002 to $941,850. His base salary climbed from $874,999 to $900,000, the filing shows.

The company issued no stock-based compensation to most of its employees last year.