Eager to prove to shareholders that board members share the risk as well as responsibility for running the show, banks are increasingly rewarding outside directors with stock options and restricted stock, according to a study by KPMG Peat Marwick.

Bank directors said the stock awards send a message to shareholders that they are owners, too.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.