Topic: Friday Night Dump

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Aloha, Salesforce.com! Mahalo for the bonuses…
June 12, 2012—The love affair between Salesforce.com (CRM) and Hawaii is pretty well documented. Its sales meetings there are the stuff of legend — CNNMoney noted a custom-built Tiffany’s store at one shindig, along with an appearance by Miss Hawaii — and The Wall Street Journal’s Pui-Wing Tam recently chronicled CEO Marc Benioff’s decade-long efforts to build […]

EA execs level up on pay…
June 11, 2012—A few months ago, Michelle wrote a post about Barry Cottle, an executive at Electronic Arts, Inc. (EA) who jumped ship and fled to Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA), where he got a bundle of stock, salary, and bonuses worth about $30 million. We can’t top that number in today’s post, but we can reassure you that […]

Sara Lee’s executive carousel…
June 4, 2012—Late last week, Sara Lee Corp. (SLE) dished up the plan to spin off its international coffee and tea business. After that, the coffee and tea business will merge and become part of a subsidiary of D.E Master Blenders. There are lots of moving parts to the deal, but we found some interesting details in […]

Rite Aid gets another frequent flyer stamp…
May 29, 2012—Frequent fliers don’t get much more frequent than the beleaguered Rite Aid Corporation (RAD), which we’ve written about more than we (or the company) probably would have liked. And now, because of the proxy filed last Friday shortly after 4 pm, here we go again. We’ll skip over the topic of huge increases in executive […]

Housing recovery arrives now for select few…
May 23, 2012—The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that if housing sales continue at the current rate of improvement, “2012 could be the strongest year for home sales since 2007,…” That’s good news indeed for anyone trying to sell a home, although we all know that the recovery won’t happen overnight. By contrast, though, the fortunes of […]

Rough waters, but good pay, await CSC’s CFO…
May 21, 2012—In two days, Paul N. Saleh will show up for his first day of work as Computer Sciences Corporation’s (CSC) new CFO. Saleh is a veteran in the world of corporate finance, starting his career with giants such as The Walt Disney Co. (DIS) and Honeywell International, Inc. (HON). In recent years, though, he has […]

Facebook in the filings…
May 18, 2012—You may have heard (or, perhaps read) about a company called Facebook (FB), which is going public today. For weeks now, there’s been a steady drumbeat of stories, and an even steadier drumbeat of filings. The most recent S-1, with the pricing details, was filed on Tuesday morning, making it the 8th version of the […]

Does Abercrombie’s emperor have any clothes?
May 14, 2012—It’s probably best not to think too hard about how things work at Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) without plenty of coffee. Even then, good luck making sense of it all. The most obvious question, of course, is why a company that sells clothing features models who wear little (if any) of its fashions. We wrote […]

The other Deepak Chopra is a busy man…
May 3, 2012—Early last month we footnoted about the other Deepak Chopra — chairman and chief executive of OSI Systems (OSIS), maker of airport X-ray machines and medical devices, not the doctor and self-help entrepreneur — and how he stood to collect $12.5 million in return for staying employed for eight more years. Now he’s back on […]

A look at Wynn’s winners…
May 2, 2012—The lucky streak for casino executives continues, as demonstrated by the 10-K/A that Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) filed yesterday. Now normally, as footnoted readers know, the most “entertaining” information about compensation and perks comes in the form of a proxy. But Wynn’s March proxy filings (a PRE 14A and a DEFA 14A) focused solely on […]