When Options Are Under Water


With the increased volatility of the stock market, many companies are facing a similar question to what survivors of the 1990’s Dot Com Bubble had to face, “How do we keep our employees around now that their equity is down and their options are worthless?”

Many companies are contemplating the same solution that was popular 20 years ago, option repricing. Except that got a bad name back then so now they’re mostly referred to as “creating an option exchange program.” 2020 has already seen a recent increase in these proposals and we can reasonably expect them to increase even more in 2021, so it is probably a good time to review the basics.

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