Stock option backdating settlements

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Steve Dowling, a spokesman for Apple, declined to comment on Jobs's conversations with Anderson.

Dowling emphasized that the SEC did not "file any action against Apple or any of its current employees." Government authorities praised Apple for coming forward with the backdating problems last year and for sharing information with investigators.

The SEC charges are the first in the months-long Apple investigation.

Jobs was interviewed by the SEC and federal prosecutors in San Francisco, but no charges have been filed against him.

Paul Teachers' Retirement Fund Association, the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi, the Jacksonville Police & Fire Pension Fund, the Louisiana Sheriffs' Pension & Relief Fund, the Louisiana Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System and Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado ("Public Pension Funds").