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Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue, who oversees services like the iTunes Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, Siri, iCloud, and Apple Maps, received nearly $60 million in company stock earlier this week, as scheduled, according to Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed electronically today.


Specifically, 525,000 of Cue's restricted stock units converted into common shares on September 21, worth $59.6 million based on AAPL's closing price of $113.55 on Wednesday. The shares represented the final 75% of 700,000 restricted stock units awarded to Cue in November 2011. The first 25% vested on September 21, 2014.

Cue was originally awarded 100,000 RSUs, but the compensation package became 700,000 RSUs when AAPL split 7-for-1 in June 2014.

256,305 shares were withheld by Apple to satisfy the minimum statutory tax withholding requirements on vesting of RSUs. Cue gifted the remaining 268,695 shares that vested, worth approximately $20.2 million, to a family trust as he did when 350,000 of his RSUs, worth $36.1 million at the time, vested in August 2015.

Cue joined Apple in 1989 and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services by Apple CEO Tim Cook in September 2011.

Article Link: Apple Music Chief Eddy Cue Receives $60 Million Stock Award

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macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
I typically like to disparage Against Cue. But honestly, it's not even worth it. Everyone else here has already taken care of that for me. Much appreciated.
Uh oh... do not let Rogifan see this.:eek:

Why? She always posts the most positive things about him......
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macrumors 68030
Jan 15, 2016
I'm not going to contribute to the hate going on here. I do want to make an observation that I don't think Cue's performances at recent keynotes have been polished and they appear poorly rehearsed, not what is expected from highly paid executives at Apple. It has been a long time working at Apple for Cue. What exactly was Cue's role at Apple when starting with the company?
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macrumors 68030
May 13, 2010
Washington, DC
Eddy is smug and has ruined a lot of projects that he's touched. Not worth 60 mill. Cut him and bring someone else in.

And you know this how? The guy is doing tons of work that you will never, ever see. And 60 mil is really not that much at this level. Think about it, his role in the most valuable company in the world - it's beyond comprehension.
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