This excerpt taken from the AMD DEF 14A filed Mar 18, 2009.
Potential Modification to Terms to Comply with Governmental Requirements
The terms of the Option Exchange will be described in a Tender Offer Statement that will be filed with the SEC. Although we do not anticipate that the SEC would require us to modify the terms materially, it is possible that we will need to alter the terms of the Option Exchange to comply with potential SEC comments. In addition, it is currently our intention to make the program available to eligible employees of AMD and its majority-owned subsidiaries who are located outside of the United States, where permitted by local law and where we determine it is practical to do so. It is possible that we may need to make modifications to the terms offered to employees in countries outside the United States to comply with local requirements, or for tax or accounting reasons.