Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Kenneth Lewis is stepping down as CEO of Bank of America, after presiding over the paying a premium for the failing Merrill Lynch, the ill advised bonuses, two government bailouts and the evaporation of fortunes when shares of Bank of America (BAC) slipped from a high of 54.85 in 2006 to 3.14. For said stewardship he was compensated handsomely. In 2007 his compensation was valued at more than $20.4 million, 10% less for 2006. He will collect a pension worth 53.2 million dollars.

  1. October 1, 2009 -

    I'm sure he is smiling on the inside.

  2. October 1, 2009 -

    Yes, and laughing all the way FROM the bank.