Companies would simply wait for a period in which the company's stock price fell to a low and then moved higher within a two-month period.
The company would then grant the option but date it at or near its lowest point.
Options backdating occurs when companies grant options to their executives that correspond to a day where there was a significantly lower share price.
Corporations, however, have defended the practice of stock option backdating with their legal right to issue options that are already in the money as they see fit, as well as the frequent occurrence in which a lengthy approval process is required.
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In the context of corporate governance, the illegal practice of setting the date of options awarded as part of executive compensation to a period when the stock price was very low (rather than setting the date of the options on the date the award was made).
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Options backdating defeats the purpose of linking an executive's compensation to the company's performance, because the bearer of the options will already have experienced a gain.