Share option agreements

These share option agreements allow employees, including directors, or a third party, such as a sales agent or distributor, to be rewarded in line with the increased performance of the company. The agreements cover options triggered by either an increase in the value of the company or share price, or the attainment of some specified targets.

    Templates

    Share option agreement: non-employee; performance based

    Use this agreement to grant a share option to a third party who is not an employee (or not yet, at least). It is based on his results or achievement. Conditions to trigger the option are to be entered by you. Suitable for any business. He may be associated in any capacity. Example: a third party Internet marketer working for an Internet business or a contracted operator of a hotel or adventure park or leisure facility.

    Share option agreement: non-employee; exercisable on higher share valuation

    This agreement covers a situation where the optioner is not an employee. The agreement is for the option to crystalise when the company share valuation reaches a certain level. The optioner may be associated in any capacity. Suitable for any business. Example: a third party Internet marketer working for an Internet business or a contracted operator of a hotel or adventure park or leisure facility.

    Employee share option agreement: performance based

    Use this agreement to grant a share option to an employee based on his success or achievement. He may be employed in any capacity. Suitable for any business. The conditions to trigger option to be entered by you.

    Employee share option agreement: exercisable on higher share valuation

    Use this agreement to grant a share option to an employee based on an increased valuation of the shares. He may be employed in any capacity. Suitable for any business. The conditions to trigger option to be entered by you. Example given.

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