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stock option

n. the right to purchase stock in the future at a price set at the time the option is granted (by sale or as compensation by the corporation). To actually obtain the shares of stock the owner of the option must "exercise" the option by paying the agreed upon price and requesting issuance of the shares. (See: stock, share, option)

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Details will also be provided through the ESOS newsletter.
Led by the Environment Agency, ESOS obliges firms to carry out an energy audit of their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify energy saving measures, which if implemented, could lead to huge cost savings.
Meriden-based ESOS was set up four years ago to "remove the hassle associated with paying people accurately and on time".
ESOS powers the Network Group infrastructure and further utilises this infrastructure to service the highly fragmented small and medium sized enterprises (SME) market.
ESOS boss Dave Cooper said: "We are proud to have obtained Bucknall Austin's contract.
The advanced time and workforce management software from Auto Time can be adopted to work closely with the offerings from ESOS, thereby ensuring optimum payroll efficiency by reducing payment errors, which can add up to sizeable savings.
Billingham based energy-saving expert Tadea has appointed an accredited ESOS Lead Energy Assessor ahead of the December 5 deadline for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).