Apple Music Chief Eddy Cue Receives $60 Million Stock Award

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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.

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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.

Tags: Eddy Cue, RSUs

Top Rated Comments

btrach144 Avatar
56 months ago
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.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SteveJobs2.0 Avatar
56 months ago
Proof that enough luck can overcome extreme lack of talent!
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
asleep Avatar
56 months ago
Wrecked the app, deleted all of my music = $60,000,000.00.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
56 months ago
Rumors suggest Eddy plans to buy 240 Ferraris.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RedOrchestra Avatar
56 months ago
Cue appears to be the beneficiary through loyalty rather than competence.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Refurbished_ Avatar
56 months ago


No one compares to Eddy. No one.
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Literally did not understand a single word i just read lol

Reminded me of this:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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