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It's the latest scandal to hit corporate America-companies appear to have backdated stock options to insiders so they're more valuable.
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What makes the million Dell settlement noteworthy is not its amount but its timing – the settlement comes not only after the securities lawsuit had been dismissed with prejudice at the district court level, but following oral argument on the plaintiffs’ subsequent appeal to the Fifth Circuit.The strike price, or exercise price, of the option is the companys share price on the date the option was granted by the board.The options become vested, or exercisable, usually after a specified period, often one year from issuance.They receive this additional compensation only if the firms share price rises.Options for executives typically are granted by the board or its compensation committee.