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Fifty-two companies currently under criminal investigation. Moreover, the company avoids having to expense the options as current compensation, thus increasing earnings in the near term.

As a consequence, the option is immediately profitable, or “in the money,” to the option holder.

The answer should be ‘no’ – as long as the effective date reflects the economic understanding of the parties and not just an attempt to gain an unpermitted benefit under law, such as, a tax benefit.

For example, a purchase agreement might be dated “effective as of’ March 31, 2012” even though the parties executed it on April 4, in order to reflect a cut off of an accounting period on March 31, after which Buyer gets the benefit and risk of changes in the Company’s financial position.

In sum, Title I of ERISA defines and proscribes criminal acts relating to (i) reporting and disclosure violations; (ii) coercive interference with plan and statutory rights; and (iii) prohibits persons convicted of specified crimes from working with, or serving as trustees of plans.

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