But a trio of top executives could see fat checks if they leave following the Citigroup deal, which hasn't been finalized. However, they also would be stung by the stock's dismal plunge. Here are potential cash severance payments and the value of benefits such as health insurance:
Ben Jenkins, president of the general bank, with the company since 1971: $17.6 million, including $13.3 million in severance and a $3.7 million bonus.
Steve Cummings, head of corporate and investment banking, with the company since 1998: $20.3 million, including $14.3 million in severance and a $4.25 million bonus.
David Carroll, head of capital management, with the company since 1981: $19.1 million, including $14.1 million in severance and a $4 million bonus.
These payment also include up to $45,000 of financial planning services, $15 for "executive physicals" and $10,000 for "career transition and outplacement support services" for each man, according to a March securities filing. The report details several severance scenarios, including the executives choosing to leave for "good reason" following a "change in control."