Three top executives at Tekelec (Nasdaq: TKLC) will receive handsome “golden parachute” deals if they lose their jobs as part of the firm’s acquisition group by Siris Capital and its partners.

According to a filing with the SEC, Tekelec said its chief executive officer, general counsel and chief financial officer will receive total compensation of $7.2 million in cash, equity and “perquisites and benefits.”

The deal has yet to be approved, but Tekelec’s board already has voted in favor of it and is asking shareholders to go along.

Tekelec agreed to be sold to Siris last month for $780 million or $11 per share.

• Ronald de Lange, the CEO, is due $3.9 million. A Tekelec veteran, he assumed the CEO role earlier this year.

• Stuart Kupinsky, the general counsel and senior vice president for corporate affairs, is to receive $1.794 million. He was named general counsel in 2007.

• Gregory Rush, the chief financial officer, would receive $1.6 million. He was named CFO in 2010.

Not listed as due “Golden Parachute Compensation” as listed in the SEC report were two of the company’s five senior executives: David Rice, vice president of operations, and MaryKay Wells, chief information officer.

Tekelec manufacturers telecommunications gear and software.

Read the SEC filing here.

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