Filing for bankruptcy is ostensibly a choice that businesses take when all other options and paths to make ends meet seem financially untenable. Yet, amid the current wave of bankruptcies sweeping the nation, there have been many high-profile, multimillion-dollar bonuses awarded to top executives of the very companies that claim they can no longer pay their bills and need protection from creditors and suppliers. A Reuters analysis of securities filings found that nearly one-third of the more than 40 large companies seeking bankruptcy protection during the coronavirus pandemic awarded significant bonuses to executives within just one month of filing. Although companies justify such bonuses by asserting they help retain qualified executives during challenging times, it's a situation that leaves average Americans shaking their heads and crying foul. Here are some of the companies that have declared bankruptcy while managing to pay sizable bonuses to top executives.