What you need to know
You contribute your hard work to the success of PayPal. Our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), through E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley, lets you reap the benefits of your efforts. With the ESPP, you can buy shares of PayPal stock at a 15% discount through payroll deductions.
You are eligible to participate if you have been an employee of PayPal for more than 5 months and customarily work more than 20 hours per week (unless otherwise required under local law).
Buy shares of PayPal Common Stock at a 15% discount! You have 2 chances every year to participate — May and November. 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 April 30 and October 31, for at least 15% less than what the stock is trading for on the date of purchase.
An offering period is generally a consecutive 24 months during which eligible employees can participate in the plan. Each offering period includes 4 six-month purchase periods. Purchase periods begin each May 1 and November 1.
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?
Enrollment occurs twice a year, beginning on April 1 and October 1. The enrollment 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 authorizing 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 enrollment 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 for your contributions-to-date to be refunded.
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
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