Senate Becomes Latest To Investigate Mercury

Law360, New York (March 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an unusual move, a Senate subcommittee has asked Hewlett-Packard Co. to disclose information on executive compensation and stock option grants at Mercury Interactive Corp., the software company it acquired last year for nearly $5 billion.

HP said Friday in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the permanent investigations subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs had sent it an information request.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based computer maker added that the subcommittee was specifically looking at options backdating at...
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