SAN FRANCISCO - Wells Fargo & Co. announced a companywide stock-option grant, in which nearly all of its 117,000 employees received 100 to 400 options, depending on their salaries and full- or part-time status.

It was the second such grant in two years. Wells employees received 200 options each when the company completed its merger with Norwest Corp. of Minneapolis in 1998, creating a $263 billion-asset company.

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