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Stock options for employees fall into three major categories: Incentive stock options, nonqualified stock options and restricted stock.
Incentive stock options must be granted pursuant to a plan approved by the shareholders of the corporation granting the options within 12 months before or after the date on which the plan is adopted.(2) The plan must specify the aggregate number of shares of stock that may be issued under options and the employees or class of employees eligible to receive options.
I was granted incentive stock options which I exercised (and held) throughout 2000.
(TSX-V: BRI; OTCQX: BRIZF), a public mineral exploration company, has granted incentive stock options to purchase 1,570,000 of the firm's common shares to certain directors, officers, employees and consultants of the company.
EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corporation (TSX-V: EHT), a company that delivers proprietary, turn-key energy solutions, has granted an aggregate of 500,000 incentive stock options under its stock option plan to a consultant and directors.
For example, nonqualified plans could include salary and bonus deferral plans, stock options and appreciation rights, but not incentive stock options and options granted under employee stock purchase plans.
For holders of incentive stock options, exercising when the price is low will reduce the clients' exposure to the alternative minimum tax.
1202 analysis for stock acquired through incentive stock options must also consider the benefits of selling aged (stock held at least two years from date of grant and one year from date of exercise) ISO's as early as possible to recover any AMT paid at exercise.
According to the company, it has awarded incentive stock options to purchase 3,425,000 shares of its common stock to certain directors, officers, employees and consultants pursuant to the stock option plan, which included 1,800,000 options issued to directors and officers.
International Resource News-January 20, 2015--Roxgold grants employee incentive stock options and Restricted Stock Units