Employee Stock Ownership Plan

(ESOP)
 A company program fostering employee purchases of stock. ESOPs have sometimes been used by management to divest a company of unwanted divisions, selling them to the employees, using their retirement funds.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan — (ESOP) A type of qualified profit sharing plan that invests in securities of the employer. Such plans acquire shares of the employer corporation for the benefit of employees usually through contributions of the employer to the plan. In a… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan - ESOP — A qualified, defined contribution, employee benefit (ERISA) plan designed to invest primarily in the stock of the sponsoring employer. ESOPs are qualified in the sense that the ESOP s sponsoring company, the selling shareholder and participants… …   Investment dictionary

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  • Leveraged Employee Stock Ownership Plan - LESOP — An equity compensation system in which the sponsoring company typically leverages its credit to borrow money, which it then uses to fund the plan, in order to purchase company shares from the company s treasury. The shares are used for the… …   Investment dictionary

  • employee share ownership plan — UK US noun [C] UK (US employee stock ownership plan) FINANCE, HR ► a benefits plan in which employees own a percentage of their company’s shares, which are bought and managed for them by a trust (= separate organization): »An employee share… …   Financial and business terms

  • employee share ownership plan — ESOP A method of providing the employees of a company with shares in the company. The ESOP buys shares in its sponsoring company, usually with assistance from the company concerned. The shares are ultimately made available to employees, usually… …   Accounting dictionary

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