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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Photo: Bloomberg

Uber CEO Shielded From Stock Drop by Options Repricing

Photo: Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Photo: Bloomberg

Uber’s sluggish public market debut has meant losses for some investors. But CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is sitting on healthy paper gains, thanks to changes that were made to his stock options before the company went public.

The exercise price of Mr. Khosrowshahi’s options was lowered to $33.65 per share by the company early last year, eight months after they were issued at $41.65. Such repricings have become rare at public companies due to fierce opposition from investor advisory firms and other investor groups. The repricing, which was disclosed in a regulatory filing but hasn’t previously been reported, could cause some investors to view Uber’s board more skeptically, said an investor group.

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