Friday, September 5, 2008

CompensationStandardsBlog Notes That Repricing Options Upwards To Comply with 409A Could Trigger Rule 701 Limits

Repricing Options Upwards Could Trigger SEC Rule 701 Limitations

"Presumably, options whose exercise price is increased to avoid being treated as a discounted option under 409A must also be recalculated for purposes of Rule 701 using the higher option exercise price. Would the recalculation be retroactively performed for the period when the initial grant was made or would the value of the amended option be included in Rule 701 numerical analysis as of the date of the amendment?"

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