The 50 employees were awarded more than $1.6 billion in cash and stock in the three years preceding Lehman's demise in September 2008.However, much later in the article we learn;
The Lehman employees did not collect all the compensation allotted to them because the firm tumbled into a record-setting bankruptcy that rendered its stock worthless.
....The most money went to Stanley Rowe, who had joined Lehman as head of Latin American equities. He received $3.53 million worth of shares that were to vest over four years. Paul S. Schechner, hired as a managing director in the real estate investment banking group in 2007, was awarded the second-highest bonus: $2.7 million worth of stock vesting over three years.Shares of now worthless stock.