SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is finally ready to split its stock. It comes more than three years after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin began discussing a move engineered to ensure they remain in control.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Google is finally ready to split its stock. It comes more than three years after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin began discussing a move engineered to ensure they remain in control.

The maneuver addresses concerns that the founders would lose control of Google as the company creates more shares to compensate employees and buy startups.

The split is scheduled to occur April 2. It had been delayed because of some Google Inc. shareholders feared it would unfairly benefit Page and Brin.

Google's split creates a new class of "C'' stock that carries no voting power. Owners of Class A stock will get an equal number of Class C shares. Initially, value of the current stock will be divided equally between the two types, but they will then trade separately.