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Inter-Alliance has restructured its share option schemes by rebasing grant prices of between 40p and 400p down to 2.875p across the board.

Chairman and chief executive Keith Carby has surrendered 4.2 million options at 55p and gets 10 million new options at the reduced price. Other directors are granted new options on a total of 16 million shares.

Two schemes within the firm – the CSOP approved and USOS unapproved schemes, representing 10.8 million shares – get one new option for every 10 old options.

Directors&#39 options are dependent on cashflow remaining positive, increasing adviser productivity by 10 per cent in the first year and improving the firm&#39s turnover/cost ratio.

Legal director Michael Burne says: “The people who are trading one share for 10 had options that were badly under water. Why would they want share options at unrealistic prices?”


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