Snap cofounders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy plan to each sell up to $US256 million in stock when their company goes public in March, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Committee on Thursday.
The Snapchat maker is seeking to price its initial public offering at $US14 to $US16 per share, and will float a total of 200 million class-A shares. The offering could value Snap at up to $US22 billion.
Spiegel and Murphy are Snap’s largest shareholders, and combined they will control 89% of voting rights after the company IPOs. They each plan to initially sell 16 million class-A shares on the public market, which come without voting rights.
When Snap IPOs, Spiegel will also receive an award of 3% of the company’s stock. Spiegel’s base salary will be reduced to $US1 when Snap’s IPO is registered, and his yearly bonus will be based on the company achieving the performance criteria agreed upon by the board.
Aside from Spiegel and Murphy, here are the other biggest Snap stakeholders who plan to sell shares when the company IPOs:
- Benchmark partner and Snap board member Mitch Lasky stands to make up to $US171 million by selling 11 million of his class-A shares.
- Lightspeed Partners, Snapchat’s earliest investor, stands to make up to $US74 million by selling 4.6 million of its class-A shares.
- General Catalyst stands to make up to $US9 million by selling 572,904 class-A shares.
- Snap board chairman Michael Lynton stands to make up to $US878,512 by selling 55,000 class-A shares.
Additional reporting by Portia Crowe.