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Subject:  Re: The WSJ: New Look, Same Blind Spot Date:  1/4/2007  1:48 PM
Author:  maracle Number:  200304 of 600773

Now the bad thing about the backdating shenanigans is supposed to be the dilution of shareholder value. I don't know how to calculate the loss due to dilution by those stock options, but during the subsequent years, AAPL went from the 4 - 6 dollar range to the 60 - 85 dollar range. As a long-term AAPL holder, I am happy enough with the stock performance that I find it impossible to get upset about the dilution.

I'd be more concerned about the fact that management appears to have ethical problems and they're acting like its no big deal.

Sure, it might be an isolated incident, but who knows? And they're acting completely unrepentant about it to boot.

Maybe its worth the risk but it would really worry me...
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