Nonqualified Stock Option

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Nonqualified Stock Option

Any employee stock option that does not meet with IRS requirements for preferential tax treatment.
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The grants, each made July 13, 2015, are an award of 5,000 restricted stock units and an award of non-qualified stock options to purchase up to 80,000 shares of Bsquare common stock.
Stock options come in two varieties: incentive stock options (ISOs) and non-qualified stock options (NSOs).
According to Bush, with one exception--the sale of shares sold by the wife of one of the executives--the remaining transactions represented "the routine sale of shares issued upon the exercise of non-qualified stock options.
From an employee's perspective, ISOs offer generally more favorable tax treatment than non-qualified stock options and other equity-based compensation such as restricted stock.
Director compensation includes an annual grant of non-qualified stock options, after an initial grant of 500 options, as proposed in the 1994 proxy.
Via annual and long-term non-qualified stock options as an inducement to her hiring.
The non-qualified stock options were granted under various employment agreements between Blankenship and the Company.
In addition, the survey found that non-qualified stock options are still the most common form of equity compensations (95 percent of the responding companies currently grant NQSOs).
If properly structured, a stock-option plan may be created to provide for limited transferability of non-qualified stock options to a trust for the benefit of one's family.
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that on March 14, 2011, the company granted to one of its new employees non-qualified stock options to purchase 3,300 shares of the company's common stock at the exercise price of $6.
The inducement stock options cover an aggregate 110,000 shares of common stock and are classified as non-qualified stock options with an exercise price equal to the fair market value on the grant date.

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