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OIC307W: Option Contract Adjustments: Mergers & Acquistions

Webcast Objective:

OIC Instructor Todd Wilemon of NYSE Arca discusses what is involved when a contract adjustment is made as a result of a merger, acquisition or corporate reorganization. Todd will review general concepts such as aggregate contract value and provide examples of what could happen when there's an all cash merger or a stock and cash merger.

Who Should Take This Webcast:

Intermediate students

Webcast Duration:

14 Minutes

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Webcast Outline:

  1. General Concepts
  2. - Deliverable

    - Symbology Keys

    - Aggregate Exercise Amount

  3. Mergers and Acquisitions
  4. - Contract Adjustments in General

  5. Example - All Cash Merger
  6. Example - Stock and Cash Merger
  7. Further Information
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