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Companies often use stock option plans to attract, retain and motivate their employees and consultants, as well as to bring their interests into alignment with those of the shareholders. For early-stage companies, a policy of offering options has the additional advantage of conserving cash in the initial years. If such plans are not properly implemented, however, the options, or the shares issued on exercise of the options, may interfere with future financing or other transactions the company ma