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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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Also, remuneration for stock transferred pursuant to exercising an incentive stock option, under an employee stock purchase plan, or any disposition of such stock, will not be taken into account for determining Social Security benefits.
Stock options for employees fall into three major categories: Incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options and restricted stock.
Incentive stock options have become more attractive recently for several reasons.
As a result of the renewed interest in incentive stock options and the increased use of stock swaps, many to whom options are granted may hold a greater number of low-basis shares in their portfolios.
About ReformAMT - ReformAMT is a non-partisan, grass roots organization focused on a broad legislative remedy to correct a flaw in the Alternative Minimum Tax's (AMT) antiquated treatment of Incentive Stock Options (ISOs).
ReformAMT seeks to correct an injustice created by the way in which the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is inappropriately and unjustly imposed upon owners of incentive stock options.
6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSX Venture: BCM / BVL: BCM)("Bear Creek" or the "Company") announces that the Board of Directors has authorized the grant of 1,928,000 incentive stock options under its incentive stock option plan to directors, officers and employees of Bear Creek, including an employee performing investor relations activities, at an exercise price of $3.
DB) and (AIM: WTN) (the "Company") announces that on November 28, 2006 it has granted 190,000 incentive stock options under its Stock Option Plan to Mr.
23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Bear Creek Mining (TSXV: BCM)(BVL: BCM)("Bear Creek" or the "Company") announces that the Board of Directors has authorized the grant of 2,576,200 incentive stock options under its incentive stock option plan to directors, officers and employees of Bear Creek, at an exercise price of $3.
The Company has granted incentive stock options to certain of the Company's directors, officers, employees and consultants to purchase up to 1,000,000 common shares under the Company's Stock Option Plan.
OTC Bulletin Board GLXIF; VSE:GXI) announces it has renegotiated the price of the 125,000 outstanding incentive stock options to a price of $0.
Aeroquest has agreed to grant a total of 50,000 incentive stock options exercisable at a price of $0.