Vince McMahon Sells More Than A Million Shares In WWE Stock

Vince McMahon recently sold more than a million shares of WWE stock totaling nearly $33 million. 

McMahon sold the stock on August 17, and WWE stock closed at $20.97 on that day. The final price number was not publicly released, but if that number were to be used to calculate how much the WWE Chairman would have gotten, the sale would net McMahon over $32.44 million.

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Below is the filing with the SEC detailing the "block trade" transaction:

On August 17, 2016, the Vincent K. McMahon 2013 Irrev. Trust U/A dtd. December 5, 2013 (the "GRAT") sold 1,547,372 shares of Class A common stock of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (the "Company") in a block trade made in accordance with the provisions of Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The GRAT was established by Vincent K. McMahon ("Mr. McMahon"), the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, for estate planning purposes for the benefit of Mr. McMahon and certain members of Mr. McMahon's family. The GRAT sale was executed for liquidity and asset diversification. After the sale, the GRAT owns no Company common stock. Mr. McMahon has informed the Company that he has no further plans to sell shares of the Company's stock and that he intends to continue in his capacity as the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for the foreseeable future.

The 1,547,372 shares sold by the GRAT represent approximately 2% of the Company's total outstanding shares of Class A and Class B common stock. After the sale, Mr. McMahon beneficially owns 35,533,375 shares of the Company's Class B common stock, which represents approximately 85% of the Company's total voting power and approximately 46.5% of the Company's total outstanding shares of common stock.

This is not the first block trade sale executed on behalf of McMahon this year. McMahon sold 2.19 million shares back in May at a sale price of $16.50 per share, which amounted to $36.2 million.

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