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Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AEGR) Message Board

  • system_architect_enterprise system_architect_enterprise Aug 19, 2013 4:59 PM Flag

    CEO/CFO are NOT bailing, simply exercising options

    As ANYONE with a brain knows, Corporate officers receive a large portion of their compensation through stock options. When those stock options become exercisable, the officer can exercise those options and typically sell them at the same time. So, a CEO can exercise a stock option at $1.54/share for 60,000 shares and immediately sell the shares at market prices (say $87.54/share) to realize an instant $86/share payout.

    All major companies do this, it is standard practice. Only a complete fool would look at the expiration date of those options, when the option must be exercised by or it expires worthless, and pretend that it is anything other than what it is.

    Plain and simple. Anything else is an intentional attempt to mislead.

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