The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION PLAN Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Qualifying employees earn permission to buy specific numbers of the firm’s common stock as ordinary shares at a discount. Considered to be an incentive program. Known also as stock option plan or stock purchase plan. See also employee stock ownership plan.

Disclaimer

This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.