next a report of DigitalDaily, Apple vice president Ron Johnson – who is responsible for deploying Apple Stores worldwide – has just sold its 150,000 Apple shares (AAPL) for just $ 44.1 million. Each share sold for $ 306.07 (before tax). It was in 2002 that Mr. Johnson received his shares free of charge when their value reached $ 11.73 per unit. The latter – under contract – were fully acquired in 2006.
The Apple vice president has for years been leading a veritable crusade of the deployment of Apple Stores internationally. When the first Apple Stores opened in the United States in 2001, some observers and analysts did not believe in the success of these “retail” computer stores. As of September 25, 2010, Apple opened 310 stores, 231 in 41 states in the United States, 28 in the United Kingdom, 18 in Canada, 9 in Australia, 7 in Japan, 5 in France, 4 in Germany, 3 in Switzerland and Italy, and 2 in Spain and 4 in China.
Average sales per store are currently $ 11.8 million.
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