option holder

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Option holder

A person who has an option that has not been exercised.

Option Holder

One who owns an option contract. In a call, the option holder has the right, but not the obligation, to buy the underlying asset, while, in a put, the option holder has the right to sell the underlying asset. An option holder may sell the option contract itself, at which point the buyer becomes the option holder.

option holder

The owner of an option to purchase (call) or sell (put) an asset such as shares of common stock or a further contract. The option holder pays the premium and has the alternative of using the option or allowing it to expire. An option holder's loss is limited to the amount of the premium required to purchase it.
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Perion is now owned approximately 81% by the existing Conduit shareholders and option holders and 19% by existing Perion shareholders and option holders, on a fully diluted basis.
Tangiers Petroleum has got around A$7mln after a strong response from option holders and new shareholders in an underwriting deal on outstanding options.
Aurium directors unanimously recommend that shareholders and listed option holders vote in favour of the share and option schemes at the scheme meetings in the absence of a superior proposal and subject to an independent expert concluding that the offer is in the best interests of Aurium share and option holders.
In the event that the CXN Optioned Shares are exercised by the Option Holders,
As many option holders often exercise an option and sell the stock for cash the same day, disqualifying dispositions are very common.
By agreeing to "pay" for the underwater stock options with guaranteed shares (subject only to time vesting), Apple shareholders absorbed the risk and have reaped the rewards as if they were themselves option holders.
The payments will be made by wire transfer or by mail in the form of a cheque to shareholders of record as of October 18, 2005, the closing date of the asset sale, and to option holders.
may reconsider its plan to allow option holders to vote alongside shareholders on its proposed merger with Adolph Coors Co.
Then the steep market downturn rudely reminded option holders that the popular form of equity compensation is not an automatic money machine.
The shareholders and option holders of Coventry also approved the Merger at its meetings of shareholders and option holders held today.
Following the closing, Perion will be owned 81% by the existing Conduit shareholders and option holders and 19% by existing Perion shareholders and option holders, on a fully diluted basis.
Many of these option holders, together with a small number of holders of options on Comcast Class A Special Common Stock, have no ongoing employee affiliation with Comcast.