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Zynga Said to Give Stock to Keep Staff After Earnings Miss

Zynga Inc., the biggest maker of games played on Facebook Inc.’s website, doled out equity grants to all full-time employees after an earnings shortfall caused a share-price decline that eroded the value of existing grants, a person with knowledge of the matter said.

Stock options were given to all of Zynga’s full-time workers shortly after its earnings report on July 25, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Though the company routinely gives options and cash bonuses to employees each quarter, this marked the first time equity awards were given to all staff, the person said.