Sep 4, 2019
WeWork CEO returns $5.9 million "trademark payment" to the company
WeWork co-founder and CEO Adam Neumann has returned around $5.9 million worth of stock to the company, which he had originally received in exchange for the "we" trademarks, according to an amended IPO registration.
Why it matters: The payment was widely criticized, including by Axios, and was playing into a pre-IPO narrative that WeWork's corporate governance was broken.
The repayment was disclosed in an amended IPO filing from Wednesday morning.
- The new filing also showed that WeWork has added Frances Frei, a Harvard Business School professor and former Uber executive, to its board. She is the company's first female director.
- WeWork did not disclosed any new IPO details. Expectations are that we should get proposed pricing terms next week.