Golden Parachutes Pop Open for MarkWest Top Management/Board

Last week MarkWest Energy Partners ceased to exist as an independent company (see MarkWest Energy Investors/Unitholders Approve Merger with Marathon). MarkWest “units” (equivalent to shares of stock) stopped trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company became part of Marathon Petroleum. And when it did, high level executives at MarkWest, at least some of them, got new positions with Marathon. That is, according to the prediction of former MarkWest CEO and co-founder John Fox, MarkWest’s upper management and board members got golden parachutes (i.e. they personally benefited) from the sale of MarkWest. Here’s how they did…

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