While Pandit abruptly resigned as Citigroup CEO on Oct. 16, with chief operating officer John Havens also giving up his executive position that day, Citi said in its filing that both "have remained employed and received their regular pre-existing base salary and benefits," and would actually exit the company on Nov. 30.
On his way out the door, Pandit will receive an incentive award of $6,653,333, while Havens will receive a slightly higher award of $6,792,222.
The payments will be made with 40% in cash up front, with the remainder "delivered in four equal installments promptly following each of January 20, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017."The company was careful to note that the bonuses were "subject to Citigroup's standard clawbacks applicable in the event of circumstances such as gross misconduct during employment or awards based on materially inaccurate financial statements." Pandit "continue to vest in deferred stock and deferred cash incentive awards currently valued at approximately $8,825,000," as part of his compensation for 2011, according to the company, while Havens will see similar vesting, to the tune of $8,725,000. After carefully engineering Pandit's ouster for several months, according to a New York Times report, Citigroup chairman Michael O'Neal graciously credited Pandit with steering the company "through the financial crisis, realigned its strategy, bolstered its risk management processes and returned it to profitability," while adding that "John's focus on our institutional businesses increased our capabilities and helped steer our clients through volatile times." Investors will be looking for Citigroup's new CEO Michael Corbat to speed up Pandit's "good bank/bad bank" strategy of placing noncore assets within the company's Citi Holdings subsidiary and allowing them to runoff, in order to continue right-sizing the company's balance sheet, while freeing up more capital to return to shareholders. Citigroup currently pays a nominal quarterly dividend of a penny a share. The Federal Reserve in March rejected the company's initial 2012 capital plan and later approved a revised plan that didn't include any additional return of capital.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV