Excuse me, it’s been your point and you’ve been passionate enough about it. Also, you seemed to be very sure of it. All I did was pointing out, not for the first time either, that it would seem Mr Barber didn’t exactly fare badly in the whole process.
I can understand how you see things differently. I beg your pardon if the facts do not exactly support this view though.
Naturally, Barber selling his shares and options isn’t anything he couldn’t do as he pleases. What belongs to him is of course his. But just as naturally his contract with MGM contained a number of if/then clauses and no CEO has to leave ship early without getting his fair compensation.
If anything, the telling part here isn’t the $ 15m compensation but the fact MGM want Barber off their back for a full three years.