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assignment

 [ah-sīn´ment]
the selection of something for a specific purpose.
random assignment in a research study, the assignment of subjects to experimental (treatment) or control groups in such a way that each member of a sample has an equal chance of being assigned to a particular group. Random assignment ensures that the groups will be as alike as possible at the beginning of the study. Called also randomization.

as·sign·ment

(ă-sīn'mĕnt)
A doctor "accepts assignment" when the insurance fee is considered as payment in full.
See also: par
[assign, fr. O.Fr. assigner, fr. L. adsigno, to mark, label, + -ment]

assignment

(ă-sīn′mĕnt) [L. assignamentum, marking out, designation]
The amount of money Medicare approves for specific health care services. Health care providers who “accept assignment” from Medicare agree to provide medical services in exchange for Medicare's monetary reimbursement and do not seek additional payments from patients.

as·sign·ment

(ă-sīn'mĕnt)
A dentist "accepts assignment" when the insurance fee is considered as payment in full.
[assign, fr. O.Fr. assigner, fr. L. adsigno, to mark, label, + -ment]
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Another possible reason for early exercise is to capture dividends that are sufficiently large to justify discarding the option's remaining time value.
Uses an option's estimated weighted average life--rather than its term--to consider the possibility of early exercise when computing the option's fair value.
Our contribution to the existing literature consists in taking explicitly into account the possibility of early exercise and, in particular, doing this by applying and manipulating concepts and results from American option pricing theory.
However, risk aversion may not be the only motivation for early exercise by executives.
This value is then compared with the expected life calculated from the observed data on forfeiture and early exercise, and the model parameters are adjusted to equate the two, hi the valuation step, the calibrated model is used to value the ESO.
A second implication is that restrictions on early exercise may have a significant effect on the firm's ESO cost.
The early exercise program resulted in the exercise of 878,800 July 2011 warrants at $1.
In order to encourage the early exercise of such Original Warrants, the Company will be seeking approval of the Exchange to an amendment to the terms of the Original Warrants to enable the holders to receive a Warrant Exercise Unit (as defined and described below) for each Original Warrant exercised during the 30 day period following the receipt of formal approval of the Exchange (the "New Warrant Expiry Date") at the price of $0.
the issuance of up to 85,200,000 Inducement Warrants for the early exercise of Existing Warrants which expired on December 17, 2009.
Company to Offer Same Early Exercise Terms to Other Warrant Holders
made an early exercise of all its warrants and purchased 37,500,000 common shares of VG Gold for gross proceeds of $5,625,000.
The net proceeds of the early exercise of the Warrants amount to approximately GBP145,000 and, together with the Company's existing funds, will be utilised to provide the loan facility to Dynamic and for working capital purposes.

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