Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

Wells Fargo to Pay Transportation Nominee Elaine Chao up to $5 Million Over Next Four Years

ELAINE CHAO, DONALD Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Transportation, is in line to receive a “golden parachute” from Wells Fargo & Company worth between $1 million and $5 million dollars.

Chao, who joined Wells Fargo as a board member in 2011, has collected deferred stock options —  a compensation perk generally designed as a long-term retention strategy — that she would not be able to cash out if she left the firm to work for a competitor.

Her financial disclosure notes that she will receive a “cash payout for my deferred stock compensation” upon confirmation as Secretary of Transportation. The document discloses that the payments will continue throughout her time in government, if she is confirmed. The payouts will begin in July 2017 and continue yearly through 2021.

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It’s official: Deutsche Bank reaches $7.2 billion RMBS settlement

Late last year, Deutsche Bank announced that it reached a $7.2 billion settlementwith the Department of Justice in connection with the bank’s issuance and underwriting of residential mortgage-backed securities between 2005 and 2007.

Although the bank made the announcement in late December, the settlement was not official, but it is now.

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced that it reached a final settlement with Deutsche Bank for $7.2 billion, matching the figure Deutsche Bank disclosed in December.

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