Sgt_Kickaxe - 12:27 am on Apr 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Didn't your economics professor tell you? When dealing with dumb investors use big words and sound self important! He/she never said it had to make sense.
I assume that includes benefits and salary.
It probably includes facility closure(s) as well as some lump sum payments.
TIP: If you're at Yahoo! and you're not 'in the know' and you receive an offer of either taking a severance package or moving to a lesser position with an equal pay guarantee... I'd take the money. When you're done your (usually 6 months) at the new position you can be dumped without the compensation because your 'benefits' are based on length of time in the NEW position. I'm NOT a professional adviser but I lived through this in the late 90's, if they wanted you they would not be offering you an out, imo. It's all about the money, as you can tell by the self important savings gibberish press release.
Side note: The article says Yahoo! hired Boston Consulting Group to decide their path forward? There is officially NO leadership within Yahoo! right now else they'd be making their own decisions.