Employee Stock Purchase Plan

What you need to know

You contribute your hard work to the success of PayPal. Our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) lets you reap the benefits of your efforts. With the ESPP, you can buy shares of PayPal stock at a 15% discount through pay cheque deductions.

Who’s eligible

All employees working at least 20 hours a week and for more than 5 months per calendar year (unless otherwise required under local law) are immediately eligible to participate in the ESPP.

Buy shares of PayPal Common Stock at a 15% discount! You have 2 chances every year to participate—April and October. You’ll receive more information as the purchase dates approach.

Key features of the ESPP

The ESPP is open to all employees who work at least 20 hours per week.

By using simple after-tax payroll deductions, you can purchase shares of PayPal stock at a 15% discount. Decide how much you’d like to contribute—anywhere from 2% to 10% of your eligible pay.

Shares are purchased twice a year on 30 April and 31 October for at least 15% less than what the stock is trading for on the date of purchase.

When the purchase period ends, shares are purchased for you and are deposited into your E*TRADE Employee Stock Plan Account. Hold them as a long-term investment or immediately sell them for cash.

What else should I know?

Enrolment occurs twice a year, beginning on 1 April and 1 October. The enrolment window remains open for approximately 3 weeks. You may elect to contribute 2%–10% of your gross compensation. However, you must submit a subscription agreement 5 days before the next offering date authorising payroll deductions.

You can increase or decrease your contribution once during every 6-month purchase period. Changes must be made through your E*TRADE ESPP account or the E*TRADE ESPP Enrolment site.

You can suspend your payroll contributions at any time.

You can make a withdrawal from your account anytime during the purchase period. Your withdrawal must be made at least 15 days prior to the purchase date for it to be effective during the purchase period and your contributions-to-date to be refunded.

For more information, go to the Bridge. (This page is only accessible within the PayPal firewall.)

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