Highlighting a trend among large banks, Chase Manhattan Corp. plans to issue stock options to 67,000 full and part-time employees worldwide.

The blockbuster plan, which was announced Tuesday, is designed to thank the company's employees for their help with the recent merger with Chemical Banking Corp., and to inspire them to work even harder, company officials said.

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