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For all those leaving positions with stock options... [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2007, 10:17
Please find out if your benefits are subject to forfeiture upon leaving your position. In most cases they will be as generally one has to be at a retirement condition to retain stock options with their normal expiration schedule upon leaving their position. Often you will have a window after leaving of 90-days to exercise (accelerated expiration). Long shares from espp's, prior ex/holds, RSA vestings, etc are yours to keep. But please make sure that you ex/hold or ex/sell all options before expiration. There is nothing worse in my current position than to tell a participant that they have forfeited 70k in stock options because they waited too long to call in. Expiration is firm and there are NO EXCEPTIONS!
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Re: For all those leaving positions with stock options... [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2007, 10:53
Mark4124 wrote:
Please find out if your benefits are subject to forfeiture upon leaving your position. In most cases they will be as generally one has to be at a retirement condition to retain stock options with their normal expiration schedule upon leaving their position. Often you will have a window after leaving of 90-days to exercise (accelerated expiration). Long shares from espp's, prior ex/holds, RSA vestings, etc are yours to keep. But please make sure that you ex/hold or ex/sell all options before expiration. There is nothing worse in my current position than to tell a participant that they have forfeited 70k in stock options because they waited too long to call in. Expiration is firm and there are NO EXCEPTIONS!


Agreed This is important advise
I havent done so and will do it soon (but i still have time till end of 2007)

Thanks for reminder :)
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2007, 11:20
all my options are underwater... if only i could go back in time and take that other job with that other company
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2007, 13:52
Right on..

I have more than 10000 options!
all priced around $9 a share..

The stock price is less than $3 :arh :no :ouch
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2007, 15:03
Lucky you! Too bad the stock price wasn't 9 and the grants 3. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2007, 15:08
Mark4124 wrote:
Lucky you! Too bad the stock price wasn't 9 and the grants 3. :)


??
basically, my 10000 options are worthless!
  [#permalink] 14 Feb 2007, 15:08
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