Conan Seals $44M Exit Deal Agreement includes $32M for him, rest for staff By Jane Yager, Newser Staff Posted Jan 21, 2010 4:53 AM CST Updated Jan 21, 2010 6:40 AM CST 11 comments Comments Why is this man smiling? (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater) (Newser) – Conan O'Brien and NBC have finally made it official. The late-night host signed an exit agreement that includes $32 million for O'Brien and $12 million for his staff. The deal is also believed to bar both sides from publicly disparaging each other, and to temporarily ban O'Brien from appearing on other shows or hosting his own show on a different network, the Wall Street Journal reports. Jay Leno is now free to reclaim O'Brien's time slot.