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Subject:  Cost basis for exercised call option Date:  1/9/1999  11:41 PM
Author:  retailguy Number:  8196 of 121150

Will exercise a call option that I bought in March this coming Friday. By doing so, is my cost basis for tax purposes for the common shares the cost of the option plus the exercise price? Does my holding period for the common shares that I will receive begin on Friday or from last March? Thanks
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