Posted by Nick Dawson, Proxy Insight, on Thursday, April 6, 2017 Editor's Note: Nick Dawson is Managing Director and co-founder of Proxy Insight. This post is based on a Proxy Insight publication by Mr. Dawson. Related research from the Program on Corporate Governance includes Golden Parachutes and the Wealth of Shareholders by Lucian Bebchuk, Alma Cohen, and Charles C. Y.
AP There's been a lot of chatter recently about how big Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's golden parachute will be if she leaves after the Verizon deal is done. Around $54.89 million, for those of you keeping score.
In an industry with a rapid shift towards consolidation, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC) and Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) appear potential targets to be acquired by one of the big oil companies. Both companies are led by chief executives with smaller golden parachutes as compared to other similar-sized oil and gas companies.
Follow ZeroHedge in Real-Time on FinancialJuice They can be handcuffed, they can be given coffins, they can be parachuted, they can be bungee’d, they can be life-jackets, they can be a hello and they can have their hands shaken. What are we talking about? Well, all of these things seem to have one thing in common, they are golden!
Golden parachutes granted to the chief executives of BlackBerry Ltd. and Nokia Corp. thrust the controversial change-of-control incentives back into the headlines and consciousness of everyday investors, but they have already been high on the agenda of compensation and governance experts since the financial crisis.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Departing Time Warner Cable Inc. executives are in line to receive "golden parachute" compensation totaling around $135 million as part of Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of the cable operator.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Departing Time Warner Cable Inc. executives are in line to receive "golden parachute" compensation totaling around $135 million as part of Comcast Corp.'s $45 billion acquisition of the cable operator....
Tony Hayward is out as CEO of BP after the company's disastrous oil spill. He stands to walk away with a compensation package that includes about $1.5 million in salary, and a pension worth $17 million. That will seem like an unforgivable sum to many people. But as "golden parachutes" go, his deal is actually quite modest.