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WaMu Not So Broke After All – CEO Golden Parachutes

WaMu apparently doesn’t need the taxpayers’  assistance to bail it out of its incompetent business practices. Alan Fishman, the CEO of Washington Mutual Inc. for only 17 days before the Seattle-based thrift failed, is entitled to $19.1 million in severance and bonus pay, which includes his $7.5 million signing bonus.

WaMu was seized by federal regulators and sold to JPMorgan Chase & Co. Sept. 25 following more than a year of takeover rumors.

According to a WaMu filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Fishman is not the only WaMu executive who will have a Merry Christmas. The WaMu executive with the biggest termination package is Stephen Rotella, president and COO. Rotella stands to walk away with a cash severance of $12.7 million if he is terminated or quits with “good reason.”  CFO Thomas Casey would receive a cash severance of $6.3 million if he is fired or quits with “good reason”.

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