How to use this template • Description • This template allows you to explain the rules/details of your plan, as well as introduce Solium as your new Administrator. Use the slides you find applicable and customize content according to your plan rules. Create slide notes to assist the presenter with the presentation of the information. • Goal • Inform plan participants of plan information and transition to Solium • Timing • Date of launch (Go LIVE date) • Distribution • Webinar, presentations, road shows, intranet • Branding • Use your branding, corporate PowerPoint template
Employee SharePurchase Plan (ESPP) Jane SmithDecember 15, 2008
Agenda Section I: Plan Overview Section II: Plan Administration Section III: Managing your portfolio through Shareworks Section IV: Key Dates
Section I Plan Overview
Stock Market • Why own stock? • Benefit from Company success • Receive voting rights (if applicable) • Investment vehicle • What type of stock does <Company> have? • Stock symbol? • Exchange? • Class of shares? • Voting versus non voting?
<Company> Stock Price • Stock Symbol: <stock symbol> • Exchange: <exchange> • Current price: <$price> Customization Tip: Include graph of stock performance for last 6 months, etc. to portray the increase (or decrease) in stock performance over time.
Why Participate in <Plan Name> • Facilitate employees’ opportunity to own <Company> shares • <Company’s> success = your success • Complements compensation and benefits program
Plan Overview NOTE: High level details of the plan Example: • Voluntary program • Used to buy <Company> shares
Eligibility • Who is eligible to join the plan?
Employee Contributions • How much can I contribute?
Eligible Earnings • What are eligible earnings?
Contribution Changes • Can I change my contribution amount? • Can I suspend my contributions?
Terminations • What happens if I am terminated or take a leave of absence?
Transactions • When can I make a transaction? • What kind of transactions can I make? • Cash withdrawal (sell shares) • Withdraw Shares (receive shares) • Send share certificate to your home address or your broker • Electronic or physical certificate • What are the restrictions/limitations to making a transaction? • Can I transfer shares to an outside broker?
Tax Implications • What are the tax implications?
Plan Enrollment • When can I enroll in the Plan? • How do I enroll in the Plan?
Order Types * Applicable only when selling shares • Market Order • Sell your shares at the current market price • Limit Order • Specify the price you would like to sell your shares • Valid for 30 calendar days; if the market price does not meet the limit order price, the order will be cancelled
Section II Plan Administrator
New Plan Administrator Solium Capital Inc www.solium.com
Benefits of Solium • Login online to your Shareworks account anytime, anywhere • Direct access to financial markets for seamless transactions • Self-serve online statements • View complete history of all transactions • Automated alerts on key events, such as blackouts • Discounted brokerage fees • No need for individual brokerage accounts • Phone and email support • Service Center hours are 8am to 8pm ET, Monday through Friday • Available to answer your questions or support you through the transaction process
Section III Managing your portfolio through Shareworks
Step 1: Account Activation • Open your Shareworks account online at www.solium.com/activate • Complete short activation form requesting contact information • Your Shareworks account details will be mailed to you
Step 2: Login to Shareworks • Log in at www.solium.com/login • Enter Account Number and Password • Review and Accept Agreement(s)
Step 3: Manage Your Profile • Go to the Personal Profile & Passwords tab to manage your: • contact information such as mailing address, phone numbers, and personal email • bank account information • brokerage account information • login and transaction passwords • alternate login
Transacting On Shares Step 1 - Parameters • Enter the type of transaction (cash withdrawal, withdraw shares) • Enter the number of shares you would like to sell / withdraw Step 2 - Delivery • Choose how you would like to receive your proceeds / shares Step 3 - Specify Order Type (when selling shares) • Choose order type (Market or Limit)
Transacting On Shares – Cont’d Step 4 - Verify • Verify your transaction details and order information • Enter your transaction password Step 6 - Confirmation • Once transaction is completed, you will receive a confirmation number
Fees • Solium Transaction Fees • $XX transaction fee • $XX additional fee when placing Limit Orders • $XX additional fee when transacting through Solium’s Service Center • Brokerage Commission • $XX for trades < 1000 shares • $0.0X for trades >= 1000 shares
Fees – Cont’d • Disbursement Fees • Check by Mail (USD) - $XX USD • Bank Wire ($US to US bank) - $XX USD • Bank Wire (International) - $XX USD • Certificate Fees • Physical Certificate - $XX USD • Electronic Certificate - $XX USD
Section IV Key Dates
Key Dates • Launch on Shareworks: • Activate accounts by: • Enroll in Plan by:
Employee Action Customization Tip: If applicable, you may want to includes steps that employees need to take, etc
Contact Solium Online: www.solium.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org North America: 1.877.380.7793 International: International code + 1 + 403.515.3909 Hours: 8am - 8pm MT, Monday - Friday