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January 23, 2008 at 3:34 PM

Elop’s stock grant ties him to MSFT through Jan. 21, 2012

Stephen Elop, the man Microsoft hired to replace Jeff Raikes as president of its business division, was awarded 62,250 shares that vest on the following schedule, according to an SEC filing this afternoon: 50 percent, Jan. 21, 2010; 30 percent, Jan. 21, 2011; and 20 percent, Jan. 21, 2012.

This is interesting in light of a San Jose Mercury News blog post 10 days ago, referenced here, about Elop’s short stays at his past two employers and the fact that his departure announcements coincided with the date that large chunks of his options vested.

I had asked Microsoft for more information on whether Elop’s compensation package would be structured to give him an incentive to stay with Redmond for more than a year. Microsoft didn’t comment at the time.

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