Module 5: Discussion 9 - Stock Option Plan
At the recent shareholder meeting, the CEO of a small bank proposed a plan to offer each of its employees 250 incentive options for Class A common stock. The key provisions of the plan are that employees must exercise the options between January 2014 and December 2019, and if an employee terminates his or her employment with the bank (or is terminated), the options are no longer exercisable. One shareholder vehemently objected to the plan, claiming that such a move would dilute the value of the outstanding shares. As CEO, how would you defend the stock option plan to the shareholders?
Create a 250-350-word narrative to defend the stock option plan.
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