Microsoft stock option backdating

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But are options really as great for all parties as many have assumed?

Shares are issued to option holders at artificially low prices and the company gets an artificially low amount of capital in return for its shares.20 to recommend they choose that day to grant options.He added that he couldn’t remember a time when the board didn’t follow his advice.”So both the CEO and compensation committee are clearly in favor of giving Stryker shareholders as little cash as possible for each option granted to the CEO.I recall reading somewhere that the board is supposed to represent shareholders’ interests, not the CEO’s!I’ll have more to say about this practice using one of the “poster boy” option abuse companies.

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