Options backdating

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Options backdating

Awarding employees with stock options those are dated prior to the actual grant date. The date chosen could be one when the company’s stock was at a low, so the options can be in-the-money at the time of granting itself. The practice is illegal if it is not followed by proper disclosure and related expenses are not recorded in financial statements.
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The excellent design brings together the camera s key elements in a single optimized unit: the highest QE (95%) back-illuminated sensor, a single directly bonded FOP and a unique spring-loading Soft Dock mount.
In spring-loading, a company grants options shortly before releasing good news that directors know will increase the stock's price.
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Youngstown, Ohio, has applied for a patent on its solution to this perennial source of variability, which involves spring-loading a poppet member that seats against the valve body.