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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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2007 based on Nokia's 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007 employee stock option plans.
Nokia's 1999 employee stock option plan, approved by the Annual General Meeting in 1999, expired as of 31 December 2004.
We would greatly appreciate any information from Microsoft Employee Stock Option Plan participants concerning the handling of their stock options.
It was reported today that the State of Washington's Department of Financial Institutions, Securities Division is close to bringing an enforcement action against full-service brokerage firm Morgan Stanley for allegedly giving Microsoft employee stock option plan participants unsuitable investment advice for their concentrated positions in Microsoft stock.
The IRS has ruled in Letter Ruling (TAM) 9304003 that a corporation could not deduct an "extraordinary" dividend paid as part of a redemption and used to pay off an exempt employee stock option plan (ESOP) loan.
In August 1990, the employee stock option plan {ESOP) world was shaken by what was considered to be an ill-conceived challenge by the Department of Labor (DOL) in the U.
shareholders and/or employee stock option plan participants hedging strategies to protect their concentrated position in Sapient and/or Rare Medium as a result of the exercise of their stock options, many with the use of margin.
K&T"), representing numerous employee stock option plan participants throughout the Technology and Telecommunications industries in securities arbitration suits, continues to pursue claims on its clients' behalf against Salomon Smith Barney, Inc.
The suit alleges that Merrill failed to recommend to Microsoft employee stock option plan participants hedging strategies to protect their concentrated position in Microsoft as a result of the exercise of their stock options through the use of margin.
The suits allege that the brokerage houses failed to recommend to employee stock option plan participants hedging strategies to protect their concentrated position in their company stock as a result of the exercise of their stock options many with the use of margin.
Dunklebarger, President & CEO, stated that the shares would be used for general purposes, including the corporation's Employee Stock Option Plan and Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
a nation-wide distributor of industrial supplies today announced the creation of an employee stock option plan.

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