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Intel Wants to Salvage Underwater Employee Stock

Claims it needs it to keep irreplaceable staff working on multi-year R&D projects

Intel has asked its stockholders to let it exchange employees' underwater stock options for new options with a lower strike price. It told the SEC Monday that it figures that 99% of employee stock options are sucking wind. It claims it needs it to keep irreplaceable staff working on multi-year R&D projects, although it's hard to know where they would go right now. The options of senior staff aren't included and the gambit would be cost-neutral. Google and AMD have taken similar action. Intel also said it was going to freeze the salaries of senior management and halt contributions to employee retirement funds and stock purchase plans. The vote should go down in May.

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