New York (Sept. 16, 2002) -- While most companies think mandatory stock option expensing is inevitable, few have taken action on the issue, according to a survey by Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. subsidiary Mercer Human Resource Consulting.

While 87 percent of nearly 200 U.S. employers polled said they believe that option expensing will be mandated in the United States within five years, only 37 percent have formally considered the issue at the executive or board level, Mercer reported.

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