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share option

a contractual right to buy a SHARE in a company at a predetermined price within a predetermined period. A company seeking to raise new capital can grant existing shareholders options to buy new shares in proportion to their existing shareholdings. Shareholders can either exercise their options and buy the shares or can sell their option rights on the STOCK MARKET. Share options can also be granted by a company to its executives and other employees as a means of improving their motivation and loyalty to the company See RIGHTS ISSUE, EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP, EXECUTIVE SHARE OPTION SCHEME, LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE SCHEME, SHARE INCENTIVE PLAN.
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It reports an upturn in interest from companies in the Midlands seeking to set up employee share option schemes.
According to the Sunday Times, Sarin could exercise share options worth pounds 10 million immediately, and also owns pounds 11.
Meanwhile, five directors were also granted share options during 2005.
The disclosure that Mr Hill had 95,000 share options in Chime Communications had raised concerns about a possible conflict of interest.
Chief executive Mike Parton gets 3m share options while finance director Steve Hare and chief operating officer Mike Donovan each get 2.
Gent's new raft of share options comes as Vodafone stock sits well below its peak of 355.
He said: "It is very good news about the share options, the announcement is very welcome.
This is the fourth consecutive year the executives have exercised common share options granted in prior years.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-August 21, 2017-Ossur announces grant of share options to employees
Whilst this can be achieved by giving them shares, in my opinion, it is often better achieved by granting share options.
Both reckon the move will make share options appear a much more attractive method of rewarding employees.
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown today announced a new pounds 1 million tax break on share options for managers of small businesses in a bid to encourage risk takers.