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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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Incentive stock options have the benefit of reduced taxation but a downside of restrictions and limitations.
Incentive stock options must be granted pursuant to a plan approved by the shareholders of the corporation granting the options within 12 months before or after the date on which the plan is adopted.
The incentive stock options are granted for the purchase 3,425,000 of the company's common shares by certain directors, officers, employees and consultants of the company based on the company's stock option plan that included 1,800,000 Options issued to directors and officers of the company.
According to the company, the incentive stock options have an exercise price of USD0.
While the tax benefits associated with Incentive Stock Options (ISO) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) are limited to the United States, other taxing jurisdictions provide favorable tax consequences for certain stock option income -- most notably, the United Kingdom and France.
International Resource News-May 4, 2017--Orex Minerals grants incentive stock options to directors, officers, and consultants
V) (TSX VENTURE:ACST) announced on Friday that it has awarded an aggregate of 100,000 incentive stock options to two newly elected independent board directors under its stock option plan.
M2 EQUITYBITES-August 20, 2015-Acasti announces award of incentive stock options to its board
International Resource News-May 26, 2014--Western Pacific Resources grants incentive stock options