Four of Countrywide Financial Corp.'s top executives -- except company chairman and chief executive Angelo Mozilo -- are entitled to millions of dollars in retention grants as part of the lender's sale to Bank of America. According to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ranjit Kripalani, Countrywide's managing director of capital markets, is entitled to the most ($2.5 million), followed by president/chief operating officer David Sambol ($1.9 million), chief financial officer Eric Sieracki ($1.5 million), and banking chief Carlos Garcia ($1.45 million). Mr. Mozilo is expected to leave the company once BoA takes over, or even sooner. Mr. Sambol, who currently serves as president, is considered Mr. Mozilo's successor. The board, chaired by Mr. Mozilo, approved the retention grants.

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