Countrywide Financial Corp. chairman, chief executive, and founder Angelo Mozilo is entitled to a severance package of about $112 million if he leaves the company, according to a report put out by Equilar, an executive compensation company. Last week Bank of America agreed to buy the nation's largest lender and servicer for $4 billion. To date, no mention has been made about Mr. Mozilo's role with a Countrywide-owned BoA. His Countrywide employment contract stipulates that his reign as CEO will end in 2009, but he would remain as a nonexecutive chairman. If BoA decides not to keep him on as CEO, or he chooses to retire, his severance package would kick in. Basing its information on a year-old proxy statement, Equilar says Mr. Mozilo is entitled to a severance package of $88 million plus retirement benefits of $24 million. At deadline time, Countrywide could not be reached for comment. Over the past few yeas Mr. Mozilo has sold well over $300 million worth of Countrywide stock, converting options into cash. His stock sales are the subject of an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. In past interviews he has maintained that all his stock sales were disclosed and done according to SEC rules.

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