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    Stock Appreciation Rights

    An incentive scheme for employees similar to stock options. The employee get the increase in the stock price from the date of the grant to the date of the exercise. However, in contrast to options, there is no dillutive effect. That is, no shares are issued. Similar to options, if the company's stock falls in value, the appreciation right is worthless.

    Glossary provided by Campbell R. Harvey, Professor of Finance at Duke University.
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