Research in Motion, a company that was known for being quite generous with stock options and bonuses granted no stock options to it’s executives and and very few, 315,000, to its 3500 employees for the 12 month period ending Feb. 26th. In contrast, the co-CEOs of the company each recieved 400,000 options a year earlier.

The annual compensation of RIM’s five most senior officers was limited to base salaries, with no bonuses or stock options handed out. Salaries, however, surged about 30 per cent for each top executive, according to a company filing.

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