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Today in Backdating: Pixar

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Pixar is the latest company to come under scrutiny for options timing. In 2000, the animators awarded its creative director stock options dated on a day when its shares were within a dollar of its low for the year, according to reports. This comes just days after it was revealed that Apple, headed by Pixar founder Steve Jobs, may be forced to restate earnings due to options timing concerns. As the list expands, we're starting to wonder: is there anyone, and especially anyone in Silicon Valley, who wasn't getting creative with options timing?

Pixar awarded share options near 2000 low