$4.2 Billion Deal Gives ViroPharma Incorporated Execs Huge Paydays

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Shire’s $4.2 billion acquisition of ViroPharma last month generated a huge payday for ViroPharma’s top executives and board members. Documents filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission show the Exton, Pa., biopharmaceutical company’s top executive officers and seven board members held stock, vested and unvested options and performance share units valued at more than $260 million. In fact, it's uncertain which executives stayed with the merged company, as a Shire spokesperson declined commenting on that.

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