Restructuring Equity-based Compensation to Reduce Cash Outlays for Companies and Retain Executives

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Your challenges

With share prices at unprecedented lows, traditional equity-based compensation plans have lost their appeal. In fact, restructuring an arrangement that improves retention and increases the incentive value for your employees while reducing cash outlays for your business is a fine balance. While you struggle to manage your compensation expenses, you also need to retain the assets that are most vital to the financial prosperity and collective strength of your business—your people.

How PricewaterhouseCoopers can help

Contact one of our specialists if you are a publicly traded company with any of the following equity-based compensation plans:

  • Restricted share units
  • Performance share units
  • Stock options
  • Deferred share units

By considering the tax benefits of a restructured arrangement, we can assist you in reducing your net compensation expense while continuing to provide incentive to your executives. To add, we also can help capture the value of the eventual market recovery for your employees—and on a more tax-efficient basis.