Whoever winds up buying Twitter will have to figure out an unusual situation: How to deal with the large amount of stock Twitter doled out to its employees as a form of compensation. Lots of companies bake stock ownership programs into employee compensation. But one particular form of restricted stock — where employees get the right to the stock immediately, but only get stock itself after working for a certain amount of time — has taken off among tech giants like LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Alibaba. But Twitter relies on it even more disproportionately.

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