Barnes & Noble Gets Subpoena

The bookseller was contacted by the U.S. Attorney on Aug. 25.
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Barnes & Noble

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has received a subpoena from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York requesting documents regarding its stock option practices.

A special committee of the bookseller has been reviewing the company's past option awards, and already the

Securities and Exchange Commission

is conducting an informal inquiry.

Barnes & Noble said it received the U.S. Attorney subpoena on Aug. 25. The company plans to fully cooperate.