Apple to pay Fadell $300,000 as advisor; Can't solicit workers for a year if leaves

Summary:Apple in an SEC filing on Wednesday detailed Tony Fadell's compensation package, which includes an annual salary of $300,000, stock and an agreement to avoid poaching employees for a year at the end of his employment.Apple officially announced Fadell's departure on Tuesday.

Apple in an SEC filing on Wednesday detailed Tony Fadell's compensation package, which includes an annual salary of $300,000, stock and an agreement to avoid poaching employees for a year at the end of his employment.

Apple officially announced Fadell's departure on Tuesday. In the SEC filing Apple said:

On November 3, 2008, Tony Fadell, Senior Vice President, iPod Division of the Company became Special Advisor to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. In this new position, Mr. Fadell no longer will be an executive officer of the Company. In connection therewith, Mr. Fadell and the Company have entered into a Transition Agreement and a Settlement Agreement and Release (the “Transition Agreement” and the “Settlement Agreement,” respectively), under which Mr. Fadell will receive a salary of three hundred thousand dollars annually, and will be entitled to bonus and other health and welfare benefits generally available to other senior managers for the duration of the Transition Agreement, which remains in effect until March 24, 2010. The Transition Agreement also provides for the cancellation of outstanding and unvested 155,000 restricted stock units held by Mr. Fadell. Upon approval by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors, Mr. Fadell will be granted 77,500 restricted stock units that will vest in full on March 24, 2010, subject to his continued employment with the Company through the vesting date and further subject to accelerated vesting if the Company terminates his employment without cause. The restricted stock units are payable upon vesting in shares of the Company’s common stock on a one-for-one basis. The Settlement Agreement includes Mr. Fadell’s release of claims against the Company and agreement not to solicit the Company’s employees for one year following the termination of his employment.

Meanwhile, it's unclear what will happen to Fadell's replacement--Mark Papermaster, who is in a scrum with IBM over a non-compete agreement.

Via Digital Daily.

Topics: Apple, IBM

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