Stock Option Repricing

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You’ve heard the buzz about big companies such as Ebay Inc., Starbucks and Google doing it, but how do you know if stock option repricing is right for you? We’ve found the most recent case studies and articles that explore underwater stock options and put them into one convenient guide. Go ahead, dive in.

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Underwater Stock Option Exchange -- Is Your Company a Good Candidate

RadfordThere are only a small percentage of companies that fit the necessary criteria to make them an ideal candidate to offer an exchange program. Within this white paper, we analyze the underlying...

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Underwater Stock Options and Repricing Strategy

National Center for Employee OwnershipA great overview of underwater stock options and repricing strategies. Discusses accounting treatment, law issues, tax consideration and several different options employers have for underwater stock...

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Underwater Stock Options Get a Lifeline From Firms

The Washington PostNearly 100 companies have undertaken programs that allow employees, many of them executives, to exchange sharply depreciated stock options for new awards with more generous terms.

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Bringing Underwater Stock Options Back to the Surface

SHRMThe Society for Human Resource Management explores the re-surfacing of repricing stock options.

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No Lifeline for Underwater Options

CFO.comRepricing proposals for underwater options likely will receive a chilly response from shareholders.

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Repricing Underwater Stock Options

White & CaseIn the face of the recent market downturn, and drawing on lessons learned from the 2001 – 2002 decline in Internet and technology stocks, companies should consider whether they need to address...

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Google Employees Swap 93% of Underwater Options

U.S. Web search leader Google Inc said its employees exchanged about 93 percent of "underwater" stock options for new options with a lower exercise price.

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Addressing Underwater Options: Measured Responses To A Contentious Problem

While regulatory and shareholder scrutiny has made underwater option solutions more onerous, companies can take advantage of responsible strategies for addressing the problem while meeting the...

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Comprehensive List of Companies Who have Executed Exchanges

A comprehensive database of underwater exchanges executed since 2005. Includes stats and links to SEC filings providing exchange details.

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Underwater Stock Options And Voluntary Executive Turnover

In a study of top U.S. executives between 1996 and 2006, we examined the impact of underwater stock options on voluntary turnover.

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Popular Stories

Follow These 4 Simple Steps To Avoid A Hiring Crisis

Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs often make poor decisions about hiring and staffing because they are stuck in crisis mode: They need help immediately. Stephen R. Covey popularized this notion with the "Urgent/Important Matrix" in his 1994 book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. With this matrix, Covey...

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How Do You Help Your Employees Find Flow?

HBRGreater employee freedom can create a better sense of “flow,” which enhances engagement, retention, and performance. This can be achieved by loosening your grip on work practices — but you don’t have to let go completely: remove obstacles, set boundaries and meaningful goals, then let work...

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The Best Business Is Personal

CEO.comWhat’s the biggest cause of wasted resources in nearly every company today? The answer might surprise you. According to the Harvard Business Review, most people spend countless hours at work doing a job that no one hired them to do: managing their reputations and hiding their inadequacies from...

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7 Things Great Employers Do (That Others Don't)

GallupTo understand what drives that tremendous advantage, we looked for contrasts between these businesses and a much larger set of companies we know to be struggling to turn around bland and uninspiring workplaces. We found seven elements in place at the companies with spirited employees that are...

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Macy’s CEO Explains Why He’s Against Raising The Minimum Wage

Business InsiderMacy's CEO Terry Lundgren believes that raising the minimum wage would result in fewer jobs for Americans. "What you really have to be careful of is you don’t want to raise the wage and lay people off in order to be able to afford it because that would be the opposite of what we are all trying to...

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How To Build The Right Team For Your Startup

Fox BusinessIn the startup world, things are different. When the momentum is building and things are moving fast, your company begins to feel the push that comes with an early rush of success. The call to scale comes soon after. Assuming you have all the necessary prerequisites to scale (a demand for your...

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Diversity Is Not Just A Buzzword

CEO.comDiversity has become the third rail of business. No one knows this better than Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who received a firestorm of criticism recently for his ill-considered response to the accusation that his company lacked gender diversity. Companies are fond of proclaiming that they...

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Why Golden Parachutes Are Bad For Business

FortuneNow that David Letterman is leaving his Late Show on CBS, his former protégé Craig Ferguson reportedly stands to make at least $8 million -- but not for replacing him, since Stephen Colbert has actually landed that gig. Ferguson gets compensated simply for not landing Letterman's spot, which...

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Why Women Should Negotiate For Higher Salaries

BusinessweekWomen, who make an average of 77¢ for every dollar men do, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, have it especially hard when it comes to getting paid. For women, learning to aptly negotiate—a crucial aspect of long-term professional success—is replete with obstacles. They’re often cited for...

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Are CEOs Staying At Their Jobs Longer?

ForbesThe reduction in firings contributed to CEOs staying in their jobs longer. The average tenure is now 9.7 years, which reverses a decade-long trend of shorter stints in the top job.

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If You’re Not Using Big Data To Hire, You’re Missing Out

Entrepreneur According to a survey by Silicon Valley Bank, 90 percent of startups believe finding talent is their biggest challenge. Yet, a solution to this problem could lie with Big Data -- massive amounts of structured and unstructured data that's difficult to process using traditional techniques.

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How To Spot A Toxic Leader

CEO.comSigmund Freud once remarked that all his life he wrestled with “the demon” – the demon of irrationality. When individuals in positions of power refuse to acknowledge the extent to which irrationality governs their lives, the entire organization suffers. Business executives are tasked...

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Why You Can’t Be Friends With Your Employees

Business InsiderLast week, I worked with yet another business owner who had doubts about letting go of an underperforming, troublemaking employee. Why? She has only a few employees, and they are a tight-knit group. Friends, she said.

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5 Questions Your Employees Are Afraid To Ask You

IncWhen you are busy running a business, providing a culture of communication is often not as easy as you would think. In a fast-growing, fast-moving company, providing ongoing feedback to your employees can fall by the wayside, but it is a critical component to better performance.

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Tech Firms May Find No-Poaching Pacts Costly

Yahoo!A high-stakes negotiation is taking place in Silicon Valley among some of the biggest names in the industry — Apple and Google among them — over accusations that they were involved in a collusion to prevent their employees from being hired at rival companies. The employees filed a class-action...

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