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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 05:35 PM

Pfizer's CEO sold $5.6 million in stock the day he announced promising vaccine news

Pfizer's CEO sold $5.6 million in stock the day he announced promising vaccine news
By Paul R. La Monica, CNN Business
Updated 12:15 PM ET, Wed November 11, 2020


New York (CNN Business)Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla filed to sell millions of dollars of his company's stock Monday -- the day the pharmaceutical giant announced positive data about its coronavirus vaccine.

The company's shares soared after Pfizer and European drug company BioNTech said early data suggests the vaccine could be more than 90% effective.

The transaction was part of a regularly scheduled plan set up by Bourla to periodically sell some of his Pfizer shares.

Bourla sold 132,508 Pfizer (PFE) shares at a price of $41.94, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That works out to proceeds of nearly $5.6 million.

A Pfizer spokeswoman said in an email to CNN Business that the sale took place because Pfizer shares hit a predetermined price as part of a plan authorized by Bourla on August 19.

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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 05:37 PM

1. He needed a new boat

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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 06:07 PM

2. Well, stock sales is how CEOs get paid

If they are awarded thousands of options at $50 a share and the company misses it's targets and the stock price goes DOWN, they get nada. I realize they are GREATLY overcompensated, but at least the company is doing well. It's the golden parachutes that drive me nuts. Carly Fiorina was paid $21 Million to LEAVE Hewlett Packard.

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