Google director Ann Mather is facing civil charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection to an options backdating scandal at Pixar, where Mather used to be CFO from 1999 to 2004.
In Google's filing, the company disclosed:
On April 23, 2008, Ann was advised by the staff of the Los Angeles office of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it intends to recommend that the SEC initiate a civil proceeding against her, alleging violation of federal securities laws related to certain stock option transactions involving her former employer, Pixar Animation Studios. The staff's recommendation arises out of Ann's prior employment as Chief Financial Officer of Pixar, and not her service as a director of Google.
Pixar is now a unit of Disney. Mather has served on Google's board since November 2005. Mather also has been a director at Glu Mobile, the Central European Media Enterprises Group and Zappos.com.