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January 11, 2008 at 2:49 PM

New MSFT exec Elop served one year at each of last two employers

The San Jose Mercury News has an interesting blog about Stephen Elop, who is leaving Juniper Networks to replace Jeff Raikes at the head of the Microsoft Business Division

The upshot: He was at Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Juniper for one year. A chunk of his stock options vested on Wednesday. Before that he spent a year at Adobe — exactly — for which he was paid $2.7 million, plus the cost of his commute from Canada to the Bay Area. (We still don’t know where in Canada he was commuting from.)

I’ve asked Microsoft for a comment on whether his compensation package will be structured to give him an incentive to stay with Redmond for more than a year. But it’s not an area the company typically comments on.

Update, Monday: After I had signed off for the weekend on Friday, a Microsoft spokeswoman got back with me via email to say the company won’t be commenting on this and that there are no plans to release Elop’s compensation package.

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