Dan Riccio, Apple’s new Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, sold $10.73 million in company stock this week.
A total of 19,726 shares were sold, with another 1,000 given away as a charitable donation. The sales took place yesterday and today, and were detailed in a regulatory filing.
This sounds like a lot, and you might think it’s the majority of shares that he would have (if you know nothing about stock, like me,) but it turns out that both Riccio, and Craig Frederhigi (SVP of Mac Software Engineering) received 75,000 shares of company stock as a part of their promotional packages in September.
Apple’s stock, however, is currently at a lower point. Riccio has definitely lost a huge amount of money from this sale, compared to if he had sold the stock at its $705 September value. Apple’s stock closed today at $528.68.
Regardless, that means Riccio’s promotion came with a potential stock value of over $30 million. Does that seem a little insane to anyone else here? Let us know in the comments.