“Six Apple executives received more than 30,000 shares of stock in the form of restricted stock units or RSUs according to a series of filings with the SEC,” Jordan Golson reports for MacRumors. “SUs are typically issued to employees to encourage them to stay with the company.”

“They are awarded in a similar way to stock options, but convert directly into shares of stock upon vesting,” Golson reports. “At current prices, the awards are worth as much as $12.1 million per executive.”

Golson reports, “In this case, the shares appear to have been awarded as part of the executives’ 2014 compensation package. Apple Senior Vice Presidents Eddy Cue, Craig Federighi, Dan Riccio, Phil Schiller, Bruce Sewell, and Jeffrey Williams all received equal bonus awards… Tim Cook did not receive any awards as his compensation package is determined independently of his senior staff.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]