[articles] not linked to a/the company's results


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Hello Everyone,

It's a self-made sentence. The broader context is a discussion whether CEOs should have such high salaries.

Studies show that a CEO's high salary is not linked to a/the company's results.

My reasoning:

a) an indefinite article, because we are not pointing at any particular company

b) a definite article, because it is not any company, but one in which the CEO has a high salary. Somehow I feel that the first part of the sentence defines the company.

I am inclined to say a) but you never know with English articles.
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