Blog Post Archive

Polycom gives cash and electronics to ex-CEO
Polycom's CEO, who stepped down on July 19 over expense report improprieties, is leaving with $500K in cash and a cache of electronics.
Leap Wireless deal brings our batting average to .500
The announcement late Friday that AT&T was buying Leap Wireless brings our batting average for our 2011 M&A picks up to .500
3 million reasons to hope for quick sale
If Reed Krakoff (the brand) is not sold by July 29, Reed Krakoff, the man, will lose $3 million in bonus money.
A happy ending for Belo execs post-deal
While the $1.5 billion deal to sell Belo to Gannett last month was widely viewed as good news for both companies, some executives have even more to celebrate, judging by the company's merger proxy.
Will Sandridge CEO really only get $90m?
Various estimates put outgoing CEO Tom Ward's exit at $90 million. We think the actual number is closer to $165 million, due to the tax gross-up.
Behind the wall: a closer look at taxes
We're making two of our Pro reports on unusual tax rates in the first quarter available to everyone today in light of the big WSJ story that focuses on this issue.
Meritor’s ex-CEO makes out by “departing”
Getting canned stings a bit less for the ex-CEO when it comes with a $1.3 million paycheck for the next 3 years. Plus, much more!
A sweet send-off at SLM (Née Sallie Mae)
SLM is sending off its former CEO, who built his own golf course to avoid the crowds, in style with a $6.7 million severance payment and lots of other cash too.
More fun with filings from Expeditors Int’l
Expeditors International is known for writing interesting SEC filings. But the one they filed yesterday is unusually pithy. If only more companies strayed from the "just the facts" approach, reading filings might be enjoyable for more people.
Off by $2 million at Northrup Grumman
Northrup Grumman has been something of a frequent flyer here at footnoted. All the way back in 2005, we wrote about its thrice (now quadruple-retired) CFO Charles Noski. There's also been overly generous consulting deals for other top executives, ...