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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IncBy the time you try to give them raises, they're already out the door. If you want to retain your best people, you need to start much sooner.

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Steer Clear Of These 10 Common Mistakes On Tech Resumes

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Tough Love Advice For Millennials Entering The Job Market

FortuneIf you're about to finish college and venture into the corporate world, you've no doubt heard plenty of perfectly good tips on job-hunting: Double-check the spelling in your resume, show up on time, look hiring managers in the eye when you talk to them, turn your cell phone off in interviews.

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How To Create A Culture Of ‘Paying It Forward’

IncEveryone wants an office culture where employees pitch in without being asked. Here are some concrete ways to encourage the behavior.

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Is Your Company Asleep When It Comes To Gender Balance?

Fast CompanyDespite regular media buzz around female CEOs, only eight of the top 100 U.S. companies have women in the top seat--and the world's top companies have a very long way to go in achieving gender balance on executive committees, according to a study just released by gender consultancy firm 20-First.

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What Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know About Startup Hiring

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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

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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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