Twitter CEO Agrawal to receive $42m windfall

Parag Agrawal Twitter CEO

Parag Agrawal Twitter CEO

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal would get an estimated $42 million in compensation if he were terminated within 12 months of a change in control at the social media company.

Research firm Equilar gave this estimate Monday.

On Monday billionaire Elon Musk struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion, ending its run as a public company since 2013.

Musk in a securities filing on April 14 had said he does not have confidence in Twitter’s management.

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Equilar’s estimate includes a year’s worth of Agrawal’s base salary plus accelerated vesting of all equity awards, an Equilar spokesperson said, based on Musk’s offering price of $54.20 per share and terms in the company’s recent proxy statement.

Agrawal, previously Twitter’s chief technology officer, was named CEO in November.

His total compensation for 2021 was $30.4 million, according to Twitter’s proxy, largely in stock awards.

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