Candidate for the post of head of the state Department promised to...

Candidate for the post of head of the state Department promised to break all ties with Exxon Mobil

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Candidate for the post of head of the state Department Rex Tillerson

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Former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson will break all ties with the company after his appointment as Secretary of state

In an official statement, Exxon Mobil, which quotes Agency Bloombergstated that the former CEO Tillerson will break all ties with the company to avoid conflict of interest in the post of Secretary of state. In particular, he will give up bonuses in the amount of $4.1 million, which were to obtain in the next three years.

As for stocks, totaling $2 million that needs to Tillerson, they are in the case of its consent will be transferred to an independent Foundation. 600 thousand shares, which former CEO owns at the present time, they will be sold.

Had a similar problem 15 years ago, I faced Vice President dick Cheney, indicates CBS. The lawyers of the former head of Halliburton and not think of what to do with shares that were reserved for the politician. As a result, he donated them to the University of Wyoming. However, in the case Tillerson talking about more significant amount.

December 13, trump announced his intention to nominate Tillerson to the post of Secretary of state, explaining his decision by the presence of a 64-year-old businessman “persistence, extensive experience and deep understanding of geopolitics”.

Tillerson familiar with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A few years ago he was awarded the Russian order of Friendship.