Employee Stock Purchase Plan

What you need to know

Your hard work contributes 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 pay cheque deductions.

Who’s eligible

All employees working at least 20 hours a week are immediately eligible to participate in the ESPP.

Buy shares of PayPal Common Stock at a 15% discount twice a year–April and October. You’ll receive more information as the purchase dates approach.

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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.

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Enrolments, changes, suspensions, and withdrawals

  • Enrolments—Enrollment occurs twice a year, beginning on 1 April and 1 October. The enrolment window remains open for approximately three weeks. You may elect to contribute 2%–10% of your gross compensation.
  • Changes—You can increase or decrease your contribution once during every six-month purchase period. Changes must be made through your E*TRADE ESPP account or the E*TRADE ESPP Enrolment site.
  • Suspensions—You can suspend your payroll contributions at any time.
  • Withdrawals—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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Provider contact information

Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley

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