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WSJ: ‘Two Apple directors may have own option issues’

A story on Reuters is reporting that the Wall Street Journal today published that a probe by directors of backdated stock option grants at Apple involved two directors who may face options issues themselves. “Jerome York, the former chief financial officer of IBM who was an Apple director responsible for awarding some of the options at issue, recused himself from the three-member special committee’s examination for the time he was involved. The paper also said Google Inc. Chief Executive Eric Schmidt is another member of Apple’s special board committee investigating options that may be caught up in a separate options backdating probe at his prior company.

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