As executives with Citicorp and Travelers Group iron out the differences between their companies in the coming months, they will have to contend with one issue that motivates employees like few others: stock options.

Both companies have generous programs for their upper-level employees. But Travelers also has a program that grants options for all its employees, making it one of a small but growing number of financial services companies to grant options to the rank and file.

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