Back dating stock
But the charge bears the echoes of the stock options backdating scandal that started before the global economic collapse and extended beyond, making executives wealthier at the expense of shareholders.Options backdating was a common way for corporate boards to pass more compensation onto managers and directors.That means the company incurs an expense equal to the difference in the share price between the two dates.If you cover it up and fail to report that expense, the way Apple's folks allegedly did, well, that amounts to accounting fraud.The result was a 2,382 increase, according to Reuters.The charge, originally from Japanese magazine Bungei Shunju, came from the first interview given by Greg Kelly, a former Nissan director who was an aide to former CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn, since Kelly was arrested in 2018 and then freed from jail in December.Japanese laws are not necessarily the same as those in the U. Also, times have been good for investors for a long time.“You earn 10% and you’re not that worried about something that happened that kept you from earning 10.2%,” Klenov said. However, it’s a good for investors to remember how many ways some CEOs and the boards they frequently control are willing to bend the rules for their own gain.
Anderson got nailed because, according to the complaint, he should have noticed what Heinen was doing and either stopped it or reported the expense properly.We're talking top executives at big-name companies like Apple, Altera, Broadcom, Brocade, Cirrus Logic, Comverse, KLA-Tencor, Maxim, Mc Afee, Rambus, Sanmina-SCI, Take Two, Trident, Verisign, and Vitesse. That's serious fallout considering that options backdating is legit as long as the company reports it and accounts for it accurately.