Note that this does not count the value of time lost due to early exercise, which could be quite significant at the end of five years. After selling your stocks, you no longer have the potential to take advantage of an upward trend in the stock. While it is rarely wise to exercise listed options at an early stage, the non-negotiable nature and other restrictions of ESO may impose their early exercise in the following situations: while the option premium is not a taxable case, taxation begins at the time of the exercise and the sale of purchased shares also triggers another taxable event. The tax payable at the time of the exercise is an important deterrent against the early exercise of ESO. Some important conditions and provisions of stock options are: 3.2 Termination of employment or services. In the event that your employment with the company or related business ends for a reason other than retirement (as in section 3.3 below) or termination for substantive reasons (as defined in section 3.4 below), this option remains exerciseable to the extent that it can be exercised after such termination , but it expires and expires at 4 p.m.m for all non-exercised option actions. (Minneapolis time) on the 91st day after the date of such termination. unless the expiry date precedes the 91st day. The vesting schedule no longer applies even after the termination date and, subsequently, only option shares exercised at the time of termination can be exercised. To be clear, the termination of the employment relationship is made when the company that employs you is no longer qualified as a related company of the company. The change in status from an employee to an independent advisor, agent, advisor or contractor is also considered a termination of the employment relationship. Mr. Clawback.

These provisions contain the conditions under which the employer may withdraw the portion of the option that was not exercised at the time of a trigger event („recovery“). In general, this provision includes corporate events, for example. B bankruptcy, as well as personnel-related events, for example. B a layoff. Note that you should pay the exercise price plus taxes during the exercise of the EOS, even if you do not sell the stock (remember that the exercise of ESOs is a tax event), which, in this case, equates to 50,000 USD plus 28,000 USD, for a total of 78,000 USD. If you sell the stock immediately at the predominant price of $120, you will receive $120,000 in receipts, of which you should deduct $78,000.