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The company said prior to receiving the request, it did an internal review of all equity compensation activities since its February 1996 IPO, and said it "believes that there have been no unusual patterns in the timing or pricing of its equity awards and that there is specifically no evidence of backdating of option awards.

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As a result, it is possible that Activision will be required to record additional stock-based compensation expense related to stock-option grants.

On June 7, 2007, the company said the SEC issued a formal probe order related to its stock-options grants.

(Headlines)On June 21, 2006, Altera said its special committee has reached a preliminary conclusion that actual measurement dates for certain option grants issued between 19 differed from the recorded grant dates, and that it expects to restate its financial statements for the fiscal years ended 1996 through 2005.

The San Jose, Calif., programmable-chip maker said on May 25 that the SEC and the U. attorney in Northern California are looking into its stock-option grants.

The company added that it may face "significant tax liability" for prior years because it misapplied IRS rules.

On May 21, 2007 the company became current on late SEC filings and recorded, as a result of a restatement, for the fiscal years 1994 through 2005, pretax noncash compensation expense of .9 million.

On July 3, 2007, the company announced it received notice from the SEC staff that the staff had completed its investigation and doesn't intend to recommend any enforcement action by the SEC. 3, 2006, the Cupertino, Calif., computer maker said it will delay filing quarterly results and will likely restate past results after discovering more "irregularities" as part of an internal probe of stock-option grants going as far back to 1997. 29, 2006 that CEO Jobs had recommended the selection of some favorable stock-option grant dates, but didn't personally benefit.

In June, Apple said "one of the grants in question" was made to CEO Steve Jobs. 4, the company said its internal investigation had found Jobs was aware of options backdating but didn't benefit from the practice. prosecutors are investigating Apple's options practices. It also said it will restate financial data going back to 2002 and take an million charge.

The report, from a Lehman Brothers analyst, called the companys historical options-granting practices "highly questionable." On July 10, the company disclosed that it had received a letter from the SEC about an informal investigation into the companys stock-option grants. 3, the company said it will likely have to restate past results as a result of problems with past grants.

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