This excerpt taken from the HPQ 8-K filed Nov 12, 2008.
Transition Inducement Plan
The Transition Inducement Plan permits awards in the form of nonqualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock units, restricted stock awards or stock grants to eligible employees. This plan was adopted in October 2002 in anticipation of then proposed New York Stock Exchange rules which provide that awards issued to induce new employment or in exchange for awards under an acquired plan are not subject to shareholder approval. All options granted under this plan must have an exercise price not less than the fair market value per share of common stock on the grant date. The maximum number of shares that can be issued under this plan is 7.0 million, of which not more than 2.0 million are available for awards other than in the form of stock options.