Following a Canadian pension fund's allegations of conflict of interests in Research In Motion's ( symbol) ongoing internal stock-options investigation, the company said two members of its audit committee have recused themselves. Douglas Wright and Kendall Cork will no longer be a part of the internal investigation into the options grant practices, RIM said late Friday. "In light of the comprehensive nature of the Company's management-initiated, voluntary internal review of stock options, including the past and future role of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors in respect of stock option grants, the audit committee believes it is important that the internal review not only be objective in fact, but also be perceived by RIM's stakeholders as being objective," said RIM in a statement. Shares of RIM closed up $2.73 to $141.30. RIM's latest action comes after concerns were raised by the Ironworkers Ontario Pension Fund that RIM's audit committee might not truly be independent . The pension fund had sent a letter to RIM's audit committee on Oct. 23, had threatened legal action, alleging that directors Douglas Wright; E. Kendall Corkand, Jim Estill, and John Richardson were in a "material relationship" with RIM that could influence their judgment as part of the audit committee investigating the options issue. "All of the members of the audit committee have earned large sums through the exercise of options, which is the very subject of the investigations," Dimitri Lascaris, one of the lawyers representing the pension fund, had said earlier.