On May 18, 2012, Facebook became a publicly traded company. Facebook’s stock has had some definite peaks and valleys since then. The value of the company has yet to reach its opening mark of $38 per share, settling in the $26-$28 neighborhood. MarketWatch compiled a timeline of Facebook’s year after the initial public offering.
Three men were arrested at their homes Tuesday and charged with bilking an investor, dangling special access to Facebook shares prior to the social network’s initial public offering as bait.
With the one-year anniversary of Facebook’s initial public offering coming up Saturday, social jobs and career community Glassdoor looked at the 12 months before and after the IPO and found that the company rating for Facebook and approval rating for Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have risen, as have salaries for software engineers, but the social network’s senior management rating has taken a hit.
Ted Ullyot, who has been Facebook’s general counsel since 2008, is leaving the company. Facebook confirmed Ullyot’s departure with AllFacebook. Ullyot defended Facebook during its legal battles with the Winklevoss twins, and has seen Facebook grow from 500 users to 1 billion.
Facebook and its co-defendants — banks including Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter of its initial public offering — are seeking dismissal of a lawsuit on the grounds that the social network had no obligation to publicly disclose internal projections on how increased mobile usage and product decisions might affect future revenue.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg will experience a dramatic pay cut in 2013, when his annual salary will be slashed to $1 and he will not receive a bonus, after total compensation of nearly $2 million in 2012. But the nearly $2.3 billion he took in last year after exercising 60 million stock options just prior to the social network’s May 18 initial public offering should help ease the blow.
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld and Executive Vice President of Global Technology Solutions Anna Ewing saw their 2012 annual bonus payments slashed due to the stock exchange’s mishandling of Facebook’s initial public offering last May 18.