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[Update1] Did Geeknet Directors Plunder Geeknet as Geeknet reported Q4 2010 and Q1 2011 Continuing Losses?

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May 12, 2011 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: GKNT , AMZN , BBY


Did Geeknet Directors Plunder Geeknet as Geeknet reported Q4 2010 and Q1 2011 Continuing Losses? - Kenneth Langone Awards $345,000 to Recently Elected GKNT Directors Exercised May 9th at a $0 Price.

Prima Facie

As Geeknet reports continuing losses for fiscal 2010 ended December 31, 2010 and q1 ending March 31 2011 Kenneth Langone and his friends allegedly wielded a blow to Geeknet's non-insider shareholders specifically and integrity, in general, while raising the bar on alleged unbridled greed as he and [his]* Board initiated another allegedly egregious and gross negligent [self-serving] "Grasso" (1) stock option award to his Board of Directors [themselves] not only not tied to performance (bottom-line earnings) but was exercisable at a price of $0 on May 9th 2011. Matthew Blank, for example, cashed in appx. $53,000 **  after only 90 days serving as a Geeknet Director. Said $345,240.00 (2) stock option awards were issued at a $0 price and a $26.60/share (3) value exercised on 5/9/2011 ***  the day before the annual shareholder meeting which was held May 10th. 

Note: Most of Geeknet's directors have been with Geeknet less than one year.  

qed?

 

Comment: All the Geeknet (or any publicly-held) non-insider shareholders expect is the best management team in place maximizing insider and non-insider shareholder value with integrity, including but not limited to insider options [tied] to performance including sustained quarterly bottom-line earnings.

 

References:

1. (October 18, 2004)  Fortune, THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF GRASSO.

2. Source: NASDAQ

3. Closing price of GKNT March 31, 2011.

* Langone & "partners" now control eighty (89%) nine percent of the Geeknet (GKNT) Board of Directors. (Anker, Neumeister out, Sir Ronald Hampel in).

** Based on a closing price of $ 25.32 May 9th.

*** SEC FORM 4s filed May 11, 2011.

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#1) On May 12, 2011 at 7:36 PM, gnulaw (50.22) wrote:

CORRECTION: [Update1] Did Geeknet (NASDAQ : GKNT) Directors Plunder Geeknet as Geeknet reported FY 2010 ending December 31, 2010 and Q1 2011 ending March 31, 2011 Continuing Losses?

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#2) On May 13, 2011 at 5:23 PM, gnulaw (50.22) wrote:

References (cont):

 

 

4.  (May 10, 2011) (NASDAQ:GKNT) Vote NO PROPOSAL SEVEN - AMENDMENT TO THE COMPANY’S 2007 EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN

Note: Proposal Seven had the most dissenting votes of all proposals.


 

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